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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

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the american system is pretty good at some routine and compartmentalized processes of protection, but it may be fatally flawed in the politics.

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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#62 » by dakomish23 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:51 pm

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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#63 » by NoLayupRule » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:56 pm

"stunning"

really?
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Post#64 » by Clyde_Style » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:20 pm

NoLayupRule wrote:"stunning"

really?


Don't know about the guy tweeting, but anyone paying attention to real economics understands we are in the midst of one of the final milkings of late-stage capitalism whereby corrupt government grants their corporate overlords a last chance to maximize profits at the expense of their workforce and capital gains are pumped up while real living wages continue to decline. Full employment my ass.
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#65 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:29 pm

dakomish23 wrote:
Read on Twitter


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Yeah, who knew? :dontknow:

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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#66 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:31 pm

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NoLayupRule wrote:"stunning"

really?


Don't know about the guy tweeting, but anyone paying attention to real economics understands we are in the midst of one of the final milkings of late-stage capitalism whereby corrupt government grants their corporate overlords a last chance to maximize profits at the expense of their workforce and capital gains are pumped up while real living wages continue to decline. Full employment my ass.


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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#67 » by Jonathan starks » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:42 pm

President controls the economy = hyper partisan hack = not a discussion worth having. Btw the economy is doing awesome
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#68 » by Clyde_Style » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:51 pm

Jonathan starks wrote:President controls the economy = hyper partisan hack = not a discussion worth having. Btw the economy is doing awesome


You just said the president controls the economy.

Please itemize for us what actions Trump has taken that "controls" the economy.

And don't forget to provide the time frames required for those actions to manifest as economic results.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#69 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 pm

Clyde_Style wrote:
Jonathan starks wrote:President controls the economy = hyper partisan hack = not a discussion worth having. Btw the economy is doing awesome


You just said the president controls the economy.

Please itemize for us what actions Trump has taken that "controls" the economy.

And don't forget to provide the time frames required for those actions to manifest as economic results.

Thanks in advance


Psst, he doesn't know that Trump hasn't passed a budget yet? :lol: Wait till he finds out he's been licking Obama's **** the entire time.
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#70 » by NoLayupRule » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 pm

Clyde_Style wrote:
NoLayupRule wrote:"stunning"

really?


Don't know about the guy tweeting, but anyone paying attention to real economics understands we are in the midst of one of the final milkings of late-stage capitalism whereby corrupt government grants their corporate overlords a last chance to maximize profits at the expense of their workforce and capital gains are pumped up while real living wages continue to decline. Full employment my ass.

before the tax bill was passed there were a ton of reports about corporate donors - koch level and down - telling the republicans that if they didn't pass this bill for them they would cut off their funding

its pure bribery
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#71 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:55 pm

NoLayupRule wrote:
Clyde_Style wrote:
NoLayupRule wrote:"stunning"

really?


Don't know about the guy tweeting, but anyone paying attention to real economics understands we are in the midst of one of the final milkings of late-stage capitalism whereby corrupt government grants their corporate overlords a last chance to maximize profits at the expense of their workforce and capital gains are pumped up while real living wages continue to decline. Full employment my ass.

before the tax bill was passed there were a ton of reports about corporate donors - koch level and down - telling the republicans that if they didn't pass this bill for them they would cut off their funding

its pure bribery


That's exactly what happened. Good call.
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#72 » by Clyde_Style » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:00 am

NoLayupRule wrote:
Clyde_Style wrote:
NoLayupRule wrote:"stunning"

really?


Don't know about the guy tweeting, but anyone paying attention to real economics understands we are in the midst of one of the final milkings of late-stage capitalism whereby corrupt government grants their corporate overlords a last chance to maximize profits at the expense of their workforce and capital gains are pumped up while real living wages continue to decline. Full employment my ass.

before the tax bill was passed there were a ton of reports about corporate donors - koch level and down - telling the republicans that if they didn't pass this bill for them they would cut off their funding

its pure bribery


The GOP is the perfect illustration of spineless legislative toads capitulating to capitalists who are willing to torpedo freedom for profits. Germany had many industrialists who surrendered to Hitler to line their pockets with war profits. And the irony here is unless top CEO's come out more squarely against incipient fascism they will be accountable for it taking root in our political system as much as the complacent voting public.
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#73 » by Im Coming Home » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:46 am

dakomish23 wrote:
Read on Twitter


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Wow BallSacBounce must be feeling this 'great economy' we're having. Thank god the countries imaginary debt that none of us are personally responsible for is being paid for and the rich is getting richer!
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#74 » by Clyde_Style » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:23 am

Im Coming Home wrote:
dakomish23 wrote:
Read on Twitter


:lol:

Wow BallSacBounce must be feeling this 'great economy' we're having. Thank god the countries imaginary debt that none of us are personally responsible for is being paid for and the rich is getting richer!


I don't think you understand how it is humanly possible to support this administration's economic policies as blows against the empire while they print money to pay off the exploding debt they created. I mean, after all, the central bank is controlled by Trump, not Soros.
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#75 » by Jeff Van Gully » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:02 am

i'd just like to point out that we are a pretty long way off topic. OP didn't seem to mind discussing economy, but this seems a ways off of the case.
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#76 » by Clyde_Style » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:25 am

Manafort trial Day 9: Witness suggests Trump role helped Manafort nab loans

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/10/manafort-trial-day-9-judge-ts-ellis-772518

What was covered today was Manafort falsifying documents to get a $16M loan in 2016 from a very small undercapitalized Chicago Bank without the assets to make that loan.

The approving officer expected to be offered a position in Trump's cabinet. He wanted to be Secretary of the Treasury. So that is basically the supposed rationale for why they gave him the loan.

TBH, I knew all of the above for over a year, but it is a significant portion of the trial that had to be covered.

As far as the Pay for Play favoritism, Manafort left the guy holding the bag and he was not offered any role in the Trump administration. Manafort basically toyed with the guy on top of falsifying documents to get the loan. So that kind of promise baiting may be some kind of crime unto itself.

One thing I'm not sure of is if the Bank itself is being probed, because they had something like only $80M in assets which is small for most banks and the question I've had in the past is whether or not they were another point of U.S. entry for laundering Russian funds.
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#77 » by Clyde_Style » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:33 am

About this trial per the OP:

Judge Ellis is badgering, but every step of the way he has granted the prosecution the upper hand over the defense's objections. It is not uncommon for a judge to come off as heavy-handed towards the side that has overwhelming evidence to its advantage in order to appear impartial.

Ellis is known in his district for being a crotchety MF, but more important is this will be the defining case of Ellis' career as a judge. Most judges never have a case of this historical nature cross their desks.

He is older and will probably retire soon and it is very likely the man does not want his name to be associated with rubber stamping the take-down of a president and his men. It appears he'd rather go down in history as having been impartial or even tough on the winning team than worry about being remembered as a cordial guy.

So, while he is sometimes being a pain in the butt and quibbling over some details, he has not effectively done anything to block the Mueller team's prosecution.
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#78 » by method » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:25 am

nope... derailing. -JVG
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#79 » by duetta » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:08 pm

method wrote:derailing. edited. -JVG


Only if you're the type who believes in pizza joints being the home for a vast pedophile ring.

Seriously, if you're going to pimp a conspiracy theory, can you at least come with something that doesn't automatically engender intellectual contempt - not only for the theory but for the promoters themselves.

we have established that (which will not be named) as a conspiracy theory that is not properly sourced and tantamount to derailment. no need to address going forward. -JVG
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Re: Ot: Muller files compliant against manafort judge 

Post#80 » by HarthorneWingo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:45 pm

Jeff Van Gully wrote:i'd just like to point out that we are a pretty long way off topic. OP didn't seem to mind discussing economy, but this seems a ways off of the case.


Can't we just change the name of the topic? :lol: Problem solved.
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