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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    Except they never claimed to be “draining the swamp.”
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-making-clintons-look-clean-193314744.html Trump is actually making the Clintons look clean in comparison...
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    Speed painter Michael Israel, white shirt, poses at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida in front of a painting he made of Trump. Trump spent $20,000 that belonged to his charity — the Donald J. Trump Foundation — to buy the six-foot-tall portrait. (Michael Israel) In 2007, Donald Trump bought a six-foot-tall portrait of himself at a fundraiser auction, and paid with $20,000 from his namesake charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation. Now, at last, we can see what he got for his money. On Tuesday, artist Michael Israel -- the "speed painter" who painted the portrait of Trump -- released the first public photos of the portrait. Israel painted the piece in just five or six frenetic minutes, during a charity gala at Trump's own Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Inside The Post's investigation of Donald Trump's charitable giving(Peter Stevenson, Julio Negron/The Washington Post) Afterward, Israel auctioned the portrait off. Trump's wife Melania won the auction, with a bid of $10,000. Then the auctioneer convinced her to double it. Half of the proceeds went to Israel... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/11/01/this-is-the-portrait-of-himself-that-donald-trump-bought-with-20000-from-his-charity/?utm_term=.2e559dc58579
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    That said, basically shuttering it after her political viability ended doesn’t exactly line them up with the Carters philanthropically, post-presidency. They’re in their 70’s, but Carter is admirably still at it in his early 90’s. But the CF did a lot in Africa and combined with Gates/UN Millenium Goals...so you could certainly argue MOST of it was legit, at the very least. Still, more about speeches/fundraising than direct action programs, boots on the ground, so to speak. Lots of collaborations, but the quantifiable outcomes are harder to assess from outside.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    All foreign governments hedge their bets and make “investments” in both Presidential candidates through various financial means. Been that way since the beginning of time...not changing anytime soon. We can debate the efficacy of the Clinton Foundation’s charitable results just as easily as we can Trump’s shady real estate and banking deals.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    And no different than all the foreign delegations staying at Trump’s hotel to curry favor with him. Or this... Donald Trump has blasted Hillary Clinton for accepting money from Saudi Arabia through her foundation, but a Daily News investigation reveals he has padded his bank account with cash from the same country. Trump sold the 45th floor of Trump World Tower to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for $4.5 million in June 2001, according to a city Finance Department spokeswoman. In 2008, the apartments became part of the Saudi Mission to the United Nations, records show. The five apartments included 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms at the time of the sale, and had yearly common charges of $85,585 for building amenities, documents obtained by The News show. If those common charges remain the same, Trump was paid at least $5.7 million by the Saudi government since 2001. ... Saudi Arabia — and I get along great with all of them. They buy apartments from me," Trump said in Mobile, Ala. "They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much." http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/exclusive-donald-trump-made-millions-saudi-government-article-1.2777211
  7. Its not the worst thing if the contention window is pushed back one year to 2021, but it does leave a huge issue with both Rodon and Moncada to a lesser extent. Cleveland SHOULD be pretty much dead in the water after two more years, unless that system has more Lindors and Jose Ramirezes in the pipeline (F. Mejia?). Actually, looked it up, Anderson and Moncada are theoretically gone after 2024 and 2023. Not quite lining up like the Cubs with Bryant/Baez/Contreras being together as contenders for 6-7 years, though. So yeah...what to do with Rodon? For now, just stay healthy and hopefully put up a 3.5ish ERA.
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    Immigration Thread 2

    Was this editorial written by Balta? https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/18/opinions/tucker-carson-mexico-lame-deflect-trump-russia-outrage-reyes/index.html
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    Shawon Dunston Javier Baez Sosa was nothing close to a power hitter...it was all projected. He was The Panther and more known for his right arm and defense. Juan Gonzalez was the one everyone in the Rangers’ organization was looking at as a .300/30+/100 RBI guy. And Sosa’s walk rates were abysmal. Like Uribe, breaking balls off the plate when down in the count killed him.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    But the Democratic Party was for slavery and then segregation during Reconstruction. It was the Republicans who freed the slaves. That was the wisdom of a conservative talk show host on WOC 1420 in the Quad Cities on the topic of Trump/Russia tonight. Oh, and Antifa/BLM are both terrorist groups.
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    2018 Republicans thread

    Why? This is about Nelson Mandela and apartheid...the quotes aren’t even accurate or are completely taken out of context. He’s talking about African leaders in South Africa not automatically discounting the opinions of whites (the huge minority in that country.)
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    Of course, you have the many cases of spying against the US or being double agents...but that’s a bit different from treason by a government officer/official/executive. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Ethel and Julius Rosenberg in 1951 Born May 12, 1918 (Julius) September 25, 1915 (Ethel) Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. (both) Died June 19, 1953(aged 37) Ethel June 19, 1953(aged 35) Julius Ossining, New York, U.S. (both) Resting place Wellwood Cemetery Suffolk County, New York Occupation Actress, singer, secretary (Ethel); electrical engineer(Julius) Criminal charge Conspiracy to commit espionage Criminal penalty Death Criminal status Executed Children Michael Meeropol, Robert Meeropol Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were United States citizens who spied for the Soviet Unionand were tried, convicted, and executed by the Federal government of the United States. They provided top-secret information about radar, sonar, and jet propulsion engines to the USSR and were accused of transmitting nuclear weapon designs to the Soviet Union; at that time the United States was the only country in the world with nuclear weapons.[1][2][3]
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    Philip Vigol and John Mitchell, convicted of treason and sentenced to hanging; pardoned by George Washington; see Whiskey Rebellion. John Fries, the leader of Fries' Rebellion, convicted of treason in 1800 along with two accomplices, and pardoned that same year by John Adams. Governor Thomas Dorr 1844, convicted of treason against the state of Rhode Island; see Dorr Rebellion; released in 1845; civil rights restored in 1851; verdict annulled in 1854. John Brown, convicted of treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1859 and executed for attempting to organize armed resistance to slavery. Aaron Dwight Stevens, took part in John Brown's raid and was executed in 1860 for treason against Virginia. William Bruce Mumford, convicted of treason and hanged in 1862 for tearing down a United States flag during the American Civil War. Walter Allen was convicted of treason on September 16, 1922 for taking part in the 1921 Miner's March with the coal companies and the US Army on Blair Mountain, West Virginia. He was sentenced to 10 years and fined. During his appeal to the Supreme Court he disappeared while out on bail. United Mineworkers of America leader William Blizzard was acquitted of the charge of treason by the jury on May 25, 1922.[12]
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    7/17 Games

    https://www.milb.com/milb/news/nick-madrigal-intimidates-with-bat-in-kannapolis-debut/c-286252246 Story on Madrigal debut. Entire OSU career, 40 doubles and 37 strikeouts. That’s a crazy-time stat.
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    **President Trump 2018 Thread**

    If not for the mainstream media coverage: 1) There wouldn’t have been an end to the Vietnam War 2) Watergate would have been successfully covered up 3) the true depths of the evil going on during the Civil Rights movement in the South would have never seen the light of day 4) there would have been no Church Committee pushing back on CIA-backed executions in Africa, Central/South America and the Caribbean The modern media has always been the greatest check on the expansion of absolute power...especially with the invention of radio, television and finally, the Internet. When did the media start becoming culpable, exactly?