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Fb1
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 02:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Can he change that?

The cleansing is already well underway. : )
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Steveford
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, by Mr. Mueller.
This is just getting started.

Not a peep from you guys about Michael Flynn or the way the Trump family keeps having to upgrade their stories every few days. Russian Amnesia, I believe it's called.

Red letter day, net neutrality is a thing of the past barring the results of the NY Attorney General's lawsuits.
Next comes giving the wealthy a well deserved tax cut. Shame they're going to have to go after Social Security and add another trillion or so dollars to the national debt. Can't have everything, I guess. At least it's not Hillary!

Good news is Paul Manafort hasn't fled the country.
Who will be arrested next? I'm betting Jared, Beavis and Butthead and then comes Trump. Money laundering will be his downfall.
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Strokizator
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 07:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So far, the only thing Mike Flynn did that was illegal was lie to the FBI. His contact with the Russians on behalf of Trump was AFTER the election. Nothing wrong with that. The lesson here is if the FBI asks you in for questioning, bring a lawyer. They won't ask you any questions that they don't already know the answer to.
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Fb1
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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Storm Forecast:

*Earlier today Trump honored Secret Service.

*Tomorrow POTUS goes to Quantico to visit with the FBI peeps and give them attaboys.

*Tomorrow night, POTUS heads to Camp David for the weekend amid heightened security.

*Something's coming.

The Last Refuge, 5:06 PM - 14 Dec 2017



https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/94147461 9894194176
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oooh, he'll be in my neighborhood... maybe I can ply him with good whisky

Wait.

Razor wire and armed troops.

Probably not. Damn. But it might be fun to try...
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Fb1
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 08:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/12/what_i f_jeff_sessions_is_not_asleep_but_instead_playing_ possum.html
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Fb1
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 08:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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1. Get to know this name: Bill Priestap.

The Last Refuge, 3:27 AM - Dec 15, 2017



https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/94158561 3089857536
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 09:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.google.com/search?q=Bill+Priestap&oq=B ill+Priestap&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.543j0j7&sourceid= chrome&ie=UTF-8

Interesting....
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Fb1
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 02:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interesting...

Here's the link to unroll a Twitter thread from Sundance/The Last Refuge on Mr. Priestap; very interesting:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/941585613089857 536.html
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Fb1
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

President Trump speaks at the FBI Academy, Dec. 15, 2017:



https://youtu.be/-RNR-sy8N5A
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Fb1
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 02:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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Wow, this is big:


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A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews.

California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.



Sara Carter, 8:09 AM - 15 Dec 2017

^ https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/9417018644 74673153




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Exclusive: Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers
By John Solomon and Alison Spann - 12/15/17

A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews.

California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.

The women’s accounts were chronicled in contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, including an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort.



Source, more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/365068- exclusive-prominent-lawyer-sought-donor-cash-for-t wo-trump-accusers
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Fb1
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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It's happening. For the first time in over 30 years, Congress and the President will deliver tax reforms that give big relief to hardworking American families. We'll get America's economy moving and make our nation competitive again, so we can create good jobs right here at home.

-- Rep. Steve Scalise, 6:33 PM - 15 Dec 2017



https://twitter.com/SteveScalise/status/9418133740 60343296
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Fb1
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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DOW, S&P 500 and NASDAQ close at record highs! #MAGA

-- President Donald J. Trump, 7:00 PM - Dec 15, 2017



https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/9418202 13518938112
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Fb1
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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A Curious Case of Counterintelligence – Bill Priestap
Sundance, December 15, 2017

In the past few weeks, thanks to some revealing information amid the various investigators of the DC swamp, we have been introduced to some previously unknown people.

Names like FBI Agent Peter Strzok; his mistress FBI Attorney Lisa Page; their ideological comrade Asst FBI Director Andrew McCabe; along with DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr; and his wife, Fusion-GPS contract employee Nellie Ohr. These are a few of the recent names that have hit the headlines as a result of ongoing investigations into the politicization of the FBI and DOJ.

But there’s one name conspicuously absent, FBI Director of Counterintelligence, Bill Priestap.





When you understand how central Bill Priestap is to the entire 2016/2017 ‘Russian Conspiracy Operation‘, the absence of his name, amid all others, creates a curiosity. I wrote a twitter thread about him recently because it seems rather unfathomable his name has not been a part of any of the recent story-lines.

Bill Priestap is the head of the FBI Counterintelligence operation. He was FBI Agent Peter Strozk’s direct boss. If anyone in congress really wanted to know if the FBI paid for the Christopher Steele Dossier, Bill Priestap is the guy who would know.



Source, more: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/15/a- curious-case-of-counterintelligence-bill-priestap/
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Aesquire
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.americanewshub.com/2017/12/15/obama-ag -eric-holder-issues-direct-warning-trump-admin-att empt-remove-mueller-will-not-tolerated/

I don't think Donald should "remove" Mueller. Not for any reason given by the former injustice head. I can't even decide which level of Dante's inferno he belongs in. If there was ever a reason to want to believe in a higher power, hoping that some all seeing and compassionate Deity exists to judge such people is a good one.

No, I think Congress should give Mueller a nice inquisition and maybe not until he Gestapo tactics another citizen. I want the whole, sordid truth about FBI politicization, Hillary's Felonies covered up by the Comey FBI, and, of course, any Russian Collusion with Trump. Then I want corrupt employees of the public sent to prison just like any other citizen would be.

I don't care what party they are or how much I agree with their politics.

I think that shortly there will be ample evidence that the Special Prosecutor was well aware that the charges of illegal activity with the Trump campaign were fraudulent. That his investigation is a fraud. And the political theater is fixed.

That's all obvious to many, but it's likely to be provable in a court of law as the plots thicken.

And philosophically I'm opposed in principle to the Special Prosecutor as an unconstitutional concept.

Political witch hunts like this one and Ken Star's may drag muck into the light to our amusement, but never accomplish Justice.

I could be wrong. Your opinion?
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Sifo
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The obvious tip off that this whole "Russian collusion" thing is the lack of a crime. To be clear though, there was one obvious crime. That was the hacking of the DNC server in the first place, which is where everything started. The simple fact that the DNC didn't allow the FBI to look at the server in question, should have been the end of the investigation. That's where the crime was, and the decision was made to not investigate the actual crime. Since then, it's been an investigation in search of a crime, other than the crime that they know of, that sparked the investigation in the first place.

Can you imagine a situation where you call the police because someone broke into your house. The police show up, and are refused the opportunity to investigate the crime scene. You do tell the police that the guy you don't like, down the block was involved though. Would you really expect the police to then launch a non-ending investigation into that individual, looking for any wrong doing, EXCEPT the crime that you were called to investigate? This whole thing is insanity. We are beginning to get the pieces of the puzzle that makes sense of the insanity.

Meanwhile, the FBI has been stonewalling congress in investigating what they are doing. Congress is charged with oversight of the FBI. Time for them to step up to the plate and do what's right. Demand that the cards be put on the table, and chop heads where appropriate. It's way past time to stop using federal agencies as political hack weapons.
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Ebutch
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Dam the commies

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Ebutch
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 12:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Sifo
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I sure am glad to not have Democrats in charge, telling us that we have to get used to GDP growth in the 2% or lower range as the "new normal".

N.Y. Fed raises U.S. fourth-quarter GDP growth view to near 4 percent
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Ratbuell
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So how many folks out there have altered their 401k defaults? I'm considering - with this record growth - of going from "moderate" to "aggressive" for a bit, to see how things go.

Thoughts?
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Sifo
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Bitcoin!!!

Just kidding.

If you are talking about where new contributions go, that might be an OK idea. If you are talking about moving the bulk of your investments, that's carries a lot more risk. As great as this run up has been, I believe it's been the largest run up of stocks without a real correction. I wouldn't be surprised if we were to have a sudden correction of 10% or more some day soon. Can you absorb that kind of hit and not get an ulcer?

For what it's worth, we actually adjusted our investments to be a bit more conservative earlier this year. Call it turning it from an 8 to a 7. Numerous factors, unique to us went into that decision though. Make sure you can sleep at night with what you do.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm talking about what they (Principal) do with the investment money. Thus far I'm seeing 16.43% rate of return since 1/1/17 - no slouch, I'm just curious if I could do better in the next few months.

I understand the risk. Dad played the market as I was growing up and while overall he did well, he also lost his a$$ from time to time. I monitor pretty closely so if things start to decline (I agree that we're due a correction sometime), I could reset back to my current level. Just wondering if there's a bit of a window here, where I could up that RoR a couple points. For a bit. Maybe.

OTOH, I know 16%+ is no slouch...and I should probably be happy with that. But with the market blowing through record after record, and GDP being consistently high, and with the tax bill about to pass...I can't help but wonder.
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Mnscrounger
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Its no use wondering. Markets always correct, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Last week PBS locally ran a 1 hour piece called "Boom,Bust, Boom". Its worth an hour of your time. It didn't tell me anything I didn't already know, but it explained the why pretty well.
Apparently market fluctuations are just a reflection of human nature. Humans (the ones who invest), are self interested panicky optimists, if they were pessimistic they wouldn't invest. When the reality of the inflated market comes to light, people panic, sell out, and cause the crash.
One thing I figure though, as long as our economy is intact, (barring nuclear war, invasion by a foreign army, or an all out socialist revolution), the market will always eventually recover. Rich people seem to like making even more money, and the market seems to be the best place to do it legally.
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Sifo
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

One thing I've managed to do in the past, is to invest on the dips. Having cash on hand when you get a pull back is an opportunity. Of course you need an investment vehicle ready to put that cash into. I would guess that you can't dump a lump of cash into your 401K. An IRA or a Roth IRA might be better, would be something to consider. If you have enough cash on hand, you could max out your IRA contributions for this year, and next year all at one time. You get to take that money off of your taxable income for the year(s) that the contribution is for. You can make your 2017 contribution up until April 15, 2018, so you have time to sort it out.

Don't get me wrong. A 401K is a great plan, especially if your employer matches any of your contributions. That's some of the best ROI you will ever see. An IRA that is in your control gives you other investment options though, beyond the very generic investment categories typical for a 401K. If your bank has an investment banker that will work with you, that becomes a huge asset to keep things on track. There may be a minimum investment required for that though, but the amount required will vary, and they may have levels for various services. It might be worth checking out.

For the past couple of years, we have been working with a second financial analyst. It's been good to have a second set of eyes on our situation. They both are aware of our total financial situation, and won't always have the same suggestions. In the end, it's our choice what moves we make. One thing is for sure though. The earlier you start, the better off you will be. Closing out this year, I'm pretty astonished where we have made it financially. I've been told by friends how it just can't be done. Don't listen to those friends.

(Message edited by SIFO on December 18, 2017)
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Sifo
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 05:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just to get an idea of how the tax plan will affect you...

http://taxplancalculator.com/
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Fb1
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 03:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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Hmmm. #Trump



James Woods, 9:04 AM - 19 Dec 2017



https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/94316524 7140986880
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Fb1
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 03:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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0bama to Trump: 'What magic wand do you have?'
By Rebecca Savransky - 06/01/2016

President 0bama hit presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for not detailing the ways in which he plans to accomplish certain goals.

During a PBS town hall that aired Wednesday, 0bama referenced Trump's promise to bring back jobs to the United States when talking about manufacturing.

“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it," 0bama said.
"He just says, 'Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.' Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”



https://youtu.be/DuhXkCF-L2E

Source, more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/2 81936-obama-to-trump-what-magic-wand-do-you-have



"I, um, I, um, I, um, I, um.....okey doke."
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Aesquire
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 04:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

As someone who doesn't Like Trump, I do have to thank him for my 401k, And just hope the Bull market goes long enough for me to cash in on it. Now that I'm retiring.

Why didn't I retire when Barry was Czar? Because unemployment went up every year he was in office. So it was going to be stupid to go job hunting in a stagnant economy with near record high unemployment. Barry's Pelosicare screwed me on health insurance. My 401k was stagnant for 8 years. ( and it was going up under Bush the Younger )

So, thank you for a Constructionist Supreme Court pick. Thank you for a recovering economy. Thank you for defeating ISIS. Thank you for admitting we were at war with the Global Jihad. And thank you for making CNN look like the moral free prostitutes of the Clinton Machine that they are.
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Fb1
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 05:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So, thank you for a Constructionist Supreme Court pick. Thank you for a recovering economy. Thank you for defeating ISIS. Thank you for admitting we were at war with the Global Jihad. And thank you for making CNN look like the moral free prostitutes of the Clinton Machine that they are.

: )
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Fb1
Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 08:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Donald J. Trump testifying before Congress in 1991 regarding the tax code:


https://youtu.be/Rksd80-FCAw
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