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Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: February 02, 2023, 06:25:32 pm »

Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: January 31, 2023, 08:47:17 am »

Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: January 29, 2023, 05:08:21 pm »

The coup continues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwjNY3HbKEE

The only serious question: why hasn't DeSantis been assassinated yet?
Posted by: guest78
« on: January 20, 2023, 08:53:30 pm »

Fmr. lead investigator for the January 6th Select Committee speaks out
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Former lead investigator for the January 6th Select Committee Tim Heaphy discusses with Nicolle Wallace his experience working with the committee in his first TV interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2MtAUSXDOU

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Essentially, Trump was the real life Pied Piper. It's quite amazing how so many people, who consider themselves educated and informed, were so easily  led to the precipice of disaster by an obvious con man!

See also:
Why Socrates Hated Democracy
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We’re used to thinking hugely well of democracy. But interestingly, one of the wisest people who ever lived, Socrates, had deep suspicions of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJBzhcSWTk

Why Democracy Doesn't Work: 4 Lessons from Plato's Republic
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Democracy is the closest we've gotten to a form of government that offers equal representation and rights to all people and provides an avenue for everyone to contribute to society's development. But it is no secret that Plato, one of the greatest ancient Greek philosophers, did not like democracy. He believed that democracy doesn't work. Or as is precisely stated in The Republic, "Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike". Furthermore, in The Republic, he proposes what he envisioned an ideal government should resemble. Although all of Plato's suggestions are not ideal or applicable in a democracy, there are definitely a few that can be learned and adapted to improve our governments' status. Due to the recent developments across the globe, it should be self-evident that we haven't managed and taken care of our democracies very well. So what faults did Plato find in democracy as a form of government? Why did one of the greatest philosophers our planet has ever known, living in one of the most ancient democracies in humanity's history, not like democracy? And more importantly, what lessons can we take away from Plato and his Republic?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0au4gWNauwI

Posted by: guest78
« on: January 20, 2023, 12:04:38 am »

Schiff: McCarthy, GOP seek to 'decapitate those who would hold them accountable’
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“McCarthy doesn’t like what I did in holding Trump accountable. He doesn’t like what I did in holding him accountable,” says Rep. Adam Schiff. “There’s this effort, I think, to try to decapitate those who would hold them accountable and responsible by removing them from committees.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEwdMCPfTEw

They would literally be trying to decapitate people if the knew they could get away with it for sure...

MAGA Republicans on Oversight Committee ‘politically good for Democrats’ Stuart Stevens says
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MAGA Republicans Reps. Greene, Perry, Boebert, and Gosar have been appointed to the House Oversight Committee. "This is very bad for the country, but I have to say in a political sense it's going to be good for Democrats, because nobody cares about this stuff,” politics expert Stuart Stevens tells Joy Reid of expectations that far-right Republicans will turn the House Oversight Committee into a partisan circus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yClwwUctoF4

Gutting the House Ethics Office will weaken an already weak system, says former director
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House Republicans have voted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent board that investigates House lawmakers. Former OCE Director Walter Shaub joins Morning Joe to discuss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLIhcAmJTnw
Posted by: guest78
« on: January 18, 2023, 08:38:47 pm »

Jan. 6 committee left out key findings about social media companies: WaPo
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The Washington Post's Cat Zakrzewski joins Morning Joe to discuss new reporting on how the January 6 committee's report omitted key findings about social media companies' failures to address online extremism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAudy6IHPYc

See also: https://trueleft.createaforum.com/enemies/alt-right-internet-pipeline/

Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: January 17, 2023, 05:59:06 pm »

The next level of the coup begins as we predicted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJvwidOsTcw
Posted by: guest78
« on: January 12, 2023, 01:31:26 pm »

Merrick Garland announces special counsel to oversee Biden documents investigation
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Attorney General Merrick Garland announces the appointment of attorney Robert Hur to oversee a special counsel investigation into the discovery of classified documents in President Joe Biden's office and home. #CNN #News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clOteX2RBqE

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Let’s not sugarcoat it. But let’s also commend the fact they “appear” to be handling it seriously. Trumpers will have a field day with this…after they defended the clown for worse things. But, that’s how American politics are. People need to be principled and not blindly follow politicians.
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Lock up Biden now

Trump has yet to even be convicted of a crime, or charged with one for that matter... 
Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: January 09, 2023, 08:40:50 pm »

Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: December 28, 2022, 12:53:12 am »

Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: December 23, 2022, 10:51:44 pm »

It took them almost two years to figure this out?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qSdS-XwHxw
Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: December 22, 2022, 02:11:58 am »

Posted by: 90sRetroFan
« on: December 19, 2022, 07:59:13 pm »

Posted by: guest78
« on: December 18, 2022, 09:25:54 pm »

Why Fanone thinks GOP lawmakers that defied subpoenas should be arrested
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CNN law enforcement analyst and former officer who defended the Capitol on January 6, Michael Fanone, discusses potential criminal referrals by the January 6th House select committee to the Justice Department for former President Trump's role in the insurrection. #CNN #News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEO4_SgLMiQ
Posted by: guest78
« on: December 17, 2022, 01:18:22 am »

Jan. 6 committee expected to announce referral of criminal charges against Trump to DOJ
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The House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, is expected to announce it will refer at least three criminal charges against former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department, including insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding and conspiracy to defraud the federal government, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The committee’s final recommendations could include additional charges proposed for Trump, according to the source. The referral recommendations will be presented at a committee meeting on Monday and the final report will provide justification from the panel’s investigation for recommending the charges.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjB3WIkOL3w