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...let's just leave The Idiot out of it... :D


U.S. Officials Scrambled Behind the Scenes to Shield NATO Deal From Trump The New York Times


http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/ ... OCID=HPDHP

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Are the Russians allowed to carry guns? :lol:

"Yes, with limitations. At 18 they can apply for a shotgun license. This is an endeavor that takes a few days to collect necessary paperwork from various places. License allows five shotguns, each registered and written into the license. Being a member of a hunting club is not required, but makes the process a little easier. After five years of having a shotgun license they can apply for a rifle license. Same deal, bunch of paperwork, limited to five rifles. There is also a collectors license that allows unlimited rifles and shotguns, but requires a secure room approved by police to store them. Ammunition feeding devices (magazines) are limited to 10 rounds. Guns must be stored in a metal locking container. Full-auto is banned. Semi-auto is allowed. Purchase and possession of ammunition is only allowed for calibers in which you have guns on your license. Reloading of ammunition is only allowed for shotguns. Some clever people get around this by claiming they aren’t reloading, but rather “checking the factory powder charge to make sure it’s within specifications”. Handguns are banned with a couple of narrow exceptions: Any Russian citizen may be given a handgun by a government entity as an award for “special achievements”. It’s kind of like a medal that shoots."

https://www.quora.com/Can-citizens-of-Russia-have-guns
http://masterrussian.net/f51/gun-laws-regulations-russia-14893/
http://www.davekopel.com/Russian/russian-federation-arms-laws.pdf
https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/russians-their-guns-and-the-state-52720
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/dec/01/wikileaks-cable-spain-russian-mafia
https://www.newsweek.com/putin-welcomes-return-russian-mafia-484083
http://www.interpretermag.com/putin-the-godfather-of-the-world/


"In addition: In Russia, with the right connections you can buy almost any weapon from corrupt Army officers, whether a simple Makharov pistol, a land mine, or a rocket-propelled grenade launcher" :lol:

https://www.ecoi.net/en/document/1095254.html


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From USA Today, sums it up.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 923543002/

Donald Trump broke the presidency. It's time to get rid of the job altogether.
Tina Dupuy, Opinion contributor Published 7:00 a.m. ET Aug. 10, 2018 | Updated 8:24 a.m. ET Aug. 10, 2018
Donald Trump is proof that the U.S. presidency is broken and democracy is in peril. It's time to amend the Constitution and abolish the presidency.
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Abolish the POTUS!

We’ve seen it: the belligerent typo-ridden tweets; the fawning press conferences with autocrats and overlords; the self-described Nazis on parade praising an American president’s name. We have seen it with our own eyes. There is a bloated authoritarian lounging in his bathrobe in a 200-year-old mansion that used to symbolize the principal republic of the world.

This is a man who openly conspired to cheat with the help of a hostile foreign nation in a federal election. On election night, he came in second place, yet due to a scab of slavery in the Constitution (the electoral college), this usurper has the full power of the most powerful military in history, command of the treasury, the absolute power to pardon and he can unilaterally annihilate millions of people with his command to deploy nuclear weapons. He’s made refugees begging us for mercy into orphans hoping it will deter other asylum seekers — because he can. He’s now poised to put a man on the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, who believes in supreme leaders (if they’re Republican that is).


Russia attacked our country; the target was Hillary Clinton and liberal democracy and they hit their mark. If you’re stunned that President Donald Trump is still in office because he’s so horrible and so unpopular and so obviously corrupt — you are not alone — the overwhelming majority agrees with you. Only about 25 percent of eligible voters voted for President Grab ‘Em By The P----. Yet, the majority was apparently powerless to stop him.

Impeachment won't remove Trump from office
And I have other bad news. The remedy in our Constitution for a treasonous turncoat who got into the White House on a technicality is impeachment. But guess what? Impeachment has never gotten rid of a bad president in this country. Not ever. Bill Clinton finished his term after being impeached. The threat of impeachment got Nixon to step down, but impeachment as a whole has failed. It’s never lived up to its promise.

More: The real impeachment question isn't if Trump broke the law. It's if we can survive him.

Trump can't be trusted to protect America. What will it take for Republicans to impeach?

Trump's rude he-man act is catnip to his fans. They don't care that he's putty for Putin.

It failed to remove President Andrew Johnson, described by his contemporaries as "the vilest radical and most unscrupulous demagogue in the Union." The main charge against Johnson was that he ignored the authority and will of Congress. It was then thata group of concerned citizens saw a monarchy in the making and drew up a petition titled "Memorial Regarding the Abolition of the Presidency." Their idea was to copy the Swiss Republic and make the executive branch a federal council without veto power. Mid-19th century Americans’ trepidation that an emperor could follow an idealistic revolution was well founded; they’d witnessed that very thing in France with the ascension of Napoleon.

The petition makes the case that the three branches of government are not equal. “Congress is more dependent on the President than he is on Congress,” reads the petition. “The President has the elements of power; Congress has but words: he can act; Congress can but talk.” The pamphlet printed in 1868 offers that a constitutional monarchy is still a monarchy, and the exorbitant powers of the executive branch are borrowed from monarchs, which make it impossible to hold a president accountable. And if the president is above the law, they argue, he’s an autocrat and not a (small d) democrat.

Abolish presidency to save democracy
In 1973, the idea came up again a few weeks after the second inauguration of Richard Nixon, when Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman wrote a piece in The New York Times asking “Should We Abolish the Presidency?” Tuchman argued that Congress is at fault for the executive branch becoming too powerful. “Responsibility must be put where it belongs: in the voter. The failure of Congress is a failure of the people.” Eighteen months later Nixon resigned. His successor gave Nixon a blanket pardon, ratifying that he was in fact above the law. Tuchman also touted the Swiss Republic’s use of a council in lieu of a hero-like dad figure.

But I’m most inspired by Comedy Central’s "The President Show" starring comedian Anthony Atamanuik. With his searing Trump impersonation, Atamanuik is introduced as “the 45th and final president.”

We can make that happen! My fear isn’t Trump; it’s that the next autocrat is most likely smarter and savvier than Trump. Every partisan from every niche of American politics should be alarmed. We have a branch of government that stinks so bad it’s wafted over the entire nation and its outer territories. The entire world sees it. We’re in trouble. The presidency is broken. Our little democratic experiment is in peril.

We can amend our Constitution to save the republic. Abolish the presidency! Power to the people! Power to the Congress! Make the co-equal branches of government more equal. Give us a council of boring bureaucrats who will do their job, serve the people and leave after their term ends.

Because, as our forefathers believed, democracy is worth fighting for — even if you have to fight a mad king for it.

Tina Dupuy, a former Capitol Hill staffer, has written for The Atlantic, Fast Company, The L.A. Times, Vox and Mother Jones. She’s a host at SiriusXM’s Progress channel 127. Follow her on Twitter: @TinaDupuy.

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...with a union as large as the U.S. in terms of populace, land mass and member-states...it makes absolute sense...

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...with a union as large as the U.S. in terms of populace, land mass and member-states...it makes absolute sense...


Which means graft has to be spread around to more people? :shock: :D

But for sure, it means the mad-king cannot exist.

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...I'm a cockeyed optimist :D

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Omarosa's got help for you, then.... :lol:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... ice-memoir

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Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti reveals Trump paid hush money to 3 other women :lol: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-avenatti-3-more-women-trump-hush-money_us_5b5ab877e4b0fd5c73cda9b6?guccounter=1


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TAPES! TAPES! TAPES! TAPES! TAPES! TAPES! TAPES! TAPES! :D

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It's been clear from the start that he is a racist.

I'm sure that he's done exactly what is claimed.

So what?

He can "grab 'em by the pussy" without issue. Why would this be any different?

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Erik wrote:
It's been clear from the start that he is a racist.

I'm sure that he's done exactly what is claimed.

So what?

He can "grab 'em by the pussy" without issue. Why would this be any different?


I think overt racism might shock and move some of his slightly more enlightened supporters...the 7 or 8 he has...

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But Stone,

Those supporters have already rationalized the intelligence of their choice in face of many detracting events.

This is just another that will get buried.

A tremendous mental inertia has developed in his supporters.

For example, he could literally steal emigrating children from their parents, cage them, have them abused and given to an adoption agency and no one would care....

What's an N-word or two?

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...yeah fair enough...

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ELOS wrote:
Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti reveals Trump paid hush money to 3 other women :lol: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-avenatti-3-more-women-trump-hush-money_us_5b5ab877e4b0fd5c73cda9b6?guccounter=1


So Stormy is not the only blackmailing hoe?

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^BFO much?

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