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June 28th, 2020 at 5:53:36 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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How many people live in DC and what is the geographical area? Did a day tour from NYC in 2012 and the bus driver mentioned the whole “taxation without representation” thing or whatever the slogan is. Assume this is a long-standing issue?


DC was not meant to be a long term way of life. If you were in government you were supposed to spend your time while you served but your home state was your domicile. You would vote and be represented there.
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June 28th, 2020 at 8:41:20 AM permalink
Dalex64
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This has been mentioned before, but it is picking up steam since trump has addressed it and has denied being briefed.

Is this trump's benghazi?

6/26/2020
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/504770-russian-intelligence-unit-offered-bounties-for-killing-coalition

6/28/2020
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/504890-trump-denies-he-was-briefed-on-reported-bounties-on-us-troops
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June 28th, 2020 at 9:59:45 AM permalink
Tanko
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On a good note, this weekend in Chicago, shootings are down 80%, and murders are down 50% compared to last weekend.

With 24 hrs left to go, at least 20 shot and 7 dead so far compared to 104 shot and 14 dead last weekend.

Must be the heat.
June 28th, 2020 at 10:27:31 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Dalex64
This has been mentioned before, but it is picking up steam since trump has addressed it and has denied being briefed.

Is this trump's benghazi?

6/26/2020
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/504770-russian-intelligence-unit-offered-bounties-for-killing-coalition

6/28/2020
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/504890-trump-denies-he-was-briefed-on-reported-bounties-on-us-troops

It's pretty devastating.
Trump is weak on Russia and conservatives cant bring themselves to criticize Trump on this.
It's now the Left that does not trust Russia
We need to vote Moscow Mitch out for the good of the country
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June 28th, 2020 at 10:30:12 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Tanko
On a good note, this weekend in Chicago, shootings are down 80%, and murders are down 50% compared to last weekend.

With 24 hrs left to go, at least 20 shot and 7 dead so far compared to 104 shot and 14 dead last weekend.

Must be the heat.


Amazing how that happens what with all the strict gun control there.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
June 28th, 2020 at 11:26:23 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Trump Denies Briefing On Russian Bounties Reportedly Placed on U.S. Troops

"Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an "anonymous source" by the Fake News @nytimes Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us....,"

Move on to the next fake news
story, this one is dead.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 28th, 2020 at 11:52:44 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Evenbob
Trump Denies Briefing On Russian Bounties Reportedly Placed on U.S. Troops

"Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an "anonymous source" by the Fake News @nytimes Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us....,"

Move on to the next fake news
story, this one is dead.


If that’s true (yeah right): Why wasn’t he briefed on this?

He knows now, what is he doing about Russia putting a bounty out on our soldiers? (Besides golf)
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June 28th, 2020 at 11:57:24 AM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: terapined
It's pretty devastating.
Trump is weak on Russia and conservatives cant bring themselves to criticize Trump on this.
It's now the Left that does not trust Russia
We need to vote Moscow Mitch out for the good of the country
Is this another link that you've posted that you didn't read?

"The Department of Defense and CIA declined to comment on the Times story. NSC and the State Department also declined to comment."

"While 20 Americans died last year in combat in Afghanistan" It is not known if the subject of this story had anything to do with those deaths. Do you think that Russia is trying to keep us on their border for another twenty years and spend another 4 trillion dollars while protecting the largest opium crop in the world?

Your link is unconfirmed, meanwhile 18 people are known murdered in 24 hours in just Chicago.

Why, are we in Afghanistan?
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
June 28th, 2020 at 11:59:08 AM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: ams288
If that’s true (yeah right): Why wasn’t he briefed on this?

He knows now, what is he doing about Russia putting a bounty out on our soldiers? (Besides golf)


Well, no one is going to take one for the team Trump for anything this serious like they might otherwise. So unless someone legitimately failed to brief him, Trump throwing someone under the bus is likely going to go badly.

But I think we still may be aways from absolute confirmation, so no use speculating too much too early.
Trump says his supporters are dumber than a sack of rocks
June 28th, 2020 at 12:05:22 PM permalink
ams288
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As far as I can tell, no one is denying the intel (even Fox News has confirmed the story with their sources). They are only saying no one told or briefed Donny/Pence.

The question is: why not?
“A straight man will not go for kids.” - AZDuffman