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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    If only there was a thing where one could type questions into an electronic device . . . to be given a plethora of answers . .

    Ah well, I guess we're not that far yet
    I'm sure there is such a tool. Let me check on Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I'm sure there is such a tool. Let me check on Google.
    Good idea - please send Klondyke a PM if you've found something

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Good idea - please send Klondyke a PM if you've found something
    Pity of the man, he sees klondyke behind every corner and in his dreams... even opening a fridge, seeing klondyke

    Perhaps he should visit a psychologist (it could be the lady doctor ^ when finding her address)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Good idea - please send Klondyke a PM if you've found something

    Apparently you have to "Bing" things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    he sees klondyke behind every corner
    Nopw, you spread your faeces in plain sight

    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    If a psychologist, then her account surely is weighing more than from a non-psychologist... (where is her office, anyway?)

    What to Know About Mary L. Trump, Donald Trump's Niece and Author of Too Much and Never Enough
    She's largely stayed out of the spotlight—until now.

    Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, has written a tell-all book about the President and their family.

    Mary and the book's publisher, Simon & Schuster, are currently embroiled in a legal battle about their right to publish it. Most recently, they've been given the go-ahead to continue working towards publication in advance of a July court date.

    In the book, Mary will reportedly reveal that she was a source for a landmark New York Times investigation.

    When Donald Trump moved into the White House, more than a few of his family members stepped into the spotlight alongside him. It seems not a day goes by that the public doesn't hear about a Trump kid's exploits, whether it be Ivanka's poorly-timed Instagram posts or Don Jr.'s right-wing pronouncements; even lesser-known figures, like Donald's sister Maryanne Trump Barry, have found themselves under renewed scrutiny.

    But until very recently, the President's niece, Mary Trump, had been hardly heard from at all. With the announcement of her forthcoming book about Donald Trump—and the ongoing legal battle over its publication (more on that below)—that's about to change. Here, what you should know about Mary Lea Trump.

    She's the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., Donald's older brother.

    Mary is the eldest grandchild of patriarch Fred Trump Sr., and the daughter of Fred Trump Jr.—the second of Fred Sr. and Mary Trump's five children. Fred Trump Jr. died from a heart attack, due to complications from alcoholism, at age 42 in 1981. He left behind two children—Mary L. Trump and Fred Trump III, teenagers at the time—with Linda Lee Clapp, his onetime wife.

    Fred Jr.'s death left enduring scars on the family, including the now-President. Fred Sr. had hoped that Fred Jr. would take over the family business, but Fred Jr. was reticent to do so, preferring to pursue a career as a pilot. "There was a lot of tension between not only the old man but also between him and Donald," one of Fred Jr.'s friends, Annamaria Forcier, told the Washington Post in 2019. "There was a lot of tension because they didn’t want him to be an airline pilot."

    Famously, Fred Jr.'s struggle with alcoholism would put Donald off drinking entirely. Donald Trump told the Washington Post, "I do regret having put pressure on him."

    Mary has mostly stayed out of the spotlight.
    Unlike some other members of her family, Mary has chosen to live largely under the radar. Not much is known about her personal life, other than that the 55-year-old lives with her daughter in New York, and is an expert in psychology. Mary holds a master's degree in literature from Columbia University and a doctorate in psychology from Adelphi University, per CNN; according to her biography on the Simon & Schuster website, she's taught courses in trauma, psychopathology, and developmental psychology.

    She does have a Twitter account, in which she hints at her political views. In her bio, she writes "Black Lives Matter," and has an emoji of the LGBTQ rainbow flag.

    She did speak out once about the Trump family.
    Mary publicly slammed her extended family about the way Fred Trump Sr.'s estate was handled after his death in 1999.

    After Fred III and Mary learned that they would received a far smaller portion of Fred Sr.'s estate than they expected, they filed lawsuits to challenge the outcome, alleging that Donald had pressured Fred Sr. to change his will while Fred Sr. was suffering the effects of dementia.

    Her brother, Fred III, had recently had a child with cerebral palsy, who required pricey medical care. The expenses had been covered by a Trump company insurance plan. But after Fred III and Mary challenged Fred Sr.'s will, Robert, Maryanne, and Donald dropped the medical coverage for Fred III's young son in retaliation.

    "When [Fred III] sued us, we said, 'Why should we give him medical coverage?'" Donald told the New York Daily News in 2000.

    Mary also spoke to the Daily News for the article. "Given this family, it would be utterly naive to say it has nothing to do with money. But for both me and my brother, it has much more to do with that our father be recognized," she said. "He existed, he lived, he was their oldest son. And William is my father's grandson. He is as much a part of that family as anybody else. He desperately needs extra care."

    The dispute was settled confidentially.

    Now, she's about to make a big splash.
    In June, the Daily Beast broke the story that Mary was set to publish a tell-all about the Trump family. The highly-anticipated Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man is slated to hit shelves on July 28, 2020.


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    "Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick," promises the description on publisher Simon & Schuster's site, adding that Mary will disclose "a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse" in the forthcoming book.

    Per the Daily Beast, Mary also reveals in Too Much and Never Enough that she was a primary source for the New York Times's landmark investigation into Donald Trump's taxes.

    On June 21, Donald Trump told Axios that Mary is "not allowed to write a book" because she had signed a non-disclosure agreement in 2001, following the dispute over Fred Sr.'s estate. Trump's statements to Axios confirmed a separate Daily Beast article, which reported Mary's NDA.

    Robert Trump sued Mary to attempt to stop the book's publication, citing the 2001 NDA. On June 3o, a New York state Supreme Court judge temporarily blocked the publication of Mary's book, ahead of a July 1o hearing for the case. Both Mary's attorney and Simon & Schuster pledged to appeal—and on July 1, an appellate judge reversed the lower court's decision, allowing the publication of the book to move forward while both sides await the court date.

    Who Is Mary L. Trump, Donald Trump's Niece? - Too Much and Never Enough Author Details

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Apparently you have to "Bing" things.
    Interesting. What would this 'Bing' thing be in Russian?

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    Trump v. Vance (wins, kind of)

    "Rejecting a heightened need standard does not leave Presidents with 'no real protection.' To start, a President may avail himself of the same protections available to every other citizen."

    It is by Roberts. The vote is 7-2.

    SCOTUSblog - The Supreme Court of the United States blog - https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-conten...9-635_o7jq.pdf
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    "Given these safeguards and the Court's precedents, we cannot conclude that absolute immunity is necessary or appropriate under Article II or the Supremacy Clause. Our dissenting colleagues agree," the chief writes.



    but it seems he's been given a lifeline.....it's going back to the district court.

    In a footnote, Roberts notes that the "daylight between our opinion" and the Thomas "dissent" is "not as great as that label might suggest." "We agree that Presidents are neither absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas nor insulated by a heightened need standard." Here's some key language: "We agree that Presidents may challenge specific subpoenas as impeding their Article II functions." "And although we affirm while Justice Thomas would vacate, we agree that this case will be remanded to the District Court."

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    ^held up in court

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    scotus website just crashed.


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    trump v mazars

    7-2

    but they kicked it back down just like vance.

    https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinion...9-715_febh.pdf

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    ^ back to the lower court

    from: SCOTUSblog - The Supreme Court of the United States blog

    The Court has vacated the decisions below in Mazars, and it holds that congressional subpoenas may be enforceable but that the courts below did not take account of all the possible separation of powers concerns. The case will this go on. So this issue is back in the hands of the DC and Second Circuits for now.

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    long story short....we won't be seeing his tax returns before the election.

    unless they're leaked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    "Given these safeguards and the Court's precedents, we cannot conclude that absolute immunity is necessary or appropriate under Article II or the Supremacy Clause. Our dissenting colleagues agree," the chief writes.



    but it seems he's been given a lifeline.....it's going back to the district court.
    In time Vance will get those documents and Trump will/might end up in jail

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    Trump whining like a bish on Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump

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    ^ he knows he's in trouble

    Statement from Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr. on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion in Trump v. Vance

    “This is a tremendous victory for our nation’s system of justice and its founding principle that no one – not even a president – is above the law. Our investigation, which was delayed for almost a year by this lawsuit, will resume, guided as always by the grand jury’s solemn obligation to follow the law and the facts, wherever they may lead.”: Statement from Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr. on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion in Trump v. Vance – Manhattan District Attorney's Office

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Trump whining like a bish on Twitter.
    .....
    Trump has fought relentlessly to keep his financial records secret. The two Supreme Court justices that he appointed — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — sided against Trump, with Kavanaugh writing in a concurring opinion: "In our system of government, as this Court has often stated, no one is above the law. That principle applies, of course, to a President."


    What Trump's tweeting:


    10:38 am: "The Supreme Court sends case back to Lower Court, arguments to continue. This is all a political prosecution. I won the Mueller Witch Hunt, and others, and now I have to keep fighting in a politically corrupt New York. Not fair to this Presidency or Administration!"


    10:38 am: "Courts in the past have given “broad deference”. BUT NOT ME!"


    10:46 am: We have a totally corrupt previous Administration, including a President and Vice President who spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAIGHT...and nothing happens to them. This crime was taking place even before my election, everyone knows it, and yet all are frozen stiff with fear...


    10:46 am: "...No Republican Senate Judiciary response, NO “JUSTICE”, NO FBI, NO NOTHING. Major horror show REPORTS on Comey & McCabe, guilty as hell, nothing happens. Catch Obama & Biden cold, nothing. A 3 year, $45,000,000 Mueller HOAX, failed - investigated everything...


    10:46 am: ."...Won all against the Federal Government and the Democrats send everything to politically corrupt New York, which is falling apart with everyone leaving, to give it a second, third and fourth try. Now the Supreme Court gives a delay ruling that they would never have given...


    10:46 am: "...for another President. This is about PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT. We catch the other side SPYING on my campaign, the biggest political crime and scandal in U.S. history, and NOTHING HAPPENS. But despite this, I have done more than any President in history in first 3 1/2 years!"

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    I reckon the only reason he's got his tits in a wringer is that his financial records will show he's a tax evader as opposed to just a tax avoider.

    But yes, it appears this case is going nowhere this year unless they find more evidence and quickly refile an impregnable case.

    Supreme Court splits on Trump tax cases, potentially shielding returns until after election - POLITICO

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Interesting. What would this 'Bing' thing be in Russian?
    I don't think the Russian version would produce the same results.


    You know, if you googled "Putin murderous bastard" it would give you a page of links saying "Putin is lovable leader make happy all people".

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    ^
    As usually, 'arry did not disappoint us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    As usually, 'arry did not disappoint us...
    "As usually" . . . neither do you . . . and that's not a compliment

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    Donald Trump is attacking Fox News and promoting a rival news outlet. There are three theories why.


    Donald Trump's poll numbers have dived; America's coronavirus death toll has soared to the highest in the world under his watch; and his actions after the death of George Floyd fanned division rather than heal a nation.

    That's one story. Here's another one.

    Donald Trump is very popular among Republicans; the rate of coronavirus deaths is going down in the US; and it was violent rioters in states with Democrat governors that caused chaos after George Floyd's death.

    If just one of those stories sounds familiar and the other farcical, that might come down to the news you consume.
    In a fractured media landscape, it's never been easier to pick your side and have your views reinforced.



    Is someone outfoxing Fox?

    President Donald Trump-12442180-4x3-xlarge-jpg

    So what is this cable news network that has caught the President's eye?

    It's called the One America News Network (OANN) and was set up in 2013 by wealthy businessman Robert Herring.


    The CJR paints a picture of a newsroom ruled by Herring, where pro-Trump stories are prioritised and there is an anti-immigrant, pro-police theme to much of its output that is in "lockstep" with the President's view of the world.



    A question of influence

    On any measure OANN is still small fry compared to the likes of Fox News, whose ratings and reach extends well beyond any of its rivals — conservative or otherwise.



    The dream of Trump TV

    OANN is small now, but it has gathered a following of Trump enthusiasts who value its output and see greater potential there.
    Enter Donald Trump Jr and reports of a takeover.

    Donald Trump is attacking Fox News and promoting a rival news outlet. There are three theories why - ABC News
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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Enter Donald Trump Jr and reports of a takeover.
    Cool. If Trump initiates a takeover the OAM will die

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    Trump has 91% chance of winning second term, professor’s model predicts

    President Donald Trump has a 91 per cent chance of winning the November 2020 election, according to a political science professor who has correctly predicted five out of six elections since 1996.
    “The Primary Model gives Trump a 91 percent chance of winning in November,” Stony Brook professor Helmut Norpoth told Mediaite on Tuesday.

    Mr Norpoth told the outlet that his model, which he curated in 1996, would have correctly predicted the outcome for 25 of the 27 elections since 1912, when primaries were introduced.


    The model calculates the winning candidate based on early presidential nominating contests and placing an emphasis on how much enthusiasm candidates are able to generate early in the nominating process, the professor said.


    “The terrain of presidential contests is littered with nominees who saw a poll lead in the spring turn to dust in the fall,” Mr Norpoth said.


    If the prediction is correct, former vice president Joe Biden is placed at a severe disadvantage due to losses in his party’s first two presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

    The professor also said the model, which predicted Mr Trump’s election in 2016, worked partially by discounting opinion surveys.
    “Polls and poll-based forecasts all handed Hillary Clinton a certain victory,” he said.

    The prediction comes as a number other election models have suggested that Mr Trump will lose to Mr Biden as a result of a number of factors including the ongoing pandemic.


    A national election model by Oxford Economics has predicted that Donald Trump will suffer a “historic defeat” in November’s election due to the coronavirus economic recession.

    The Oxford model predicted the winner of the popular vote in 16 of the past 18 elections and presented a complete reversal of its prediction before the coronavirus outbreak hit the US.


    Another forecast by The Washington Post preliminarily predicted Mr Trump will receive only 24 percent of the electoral college votea, but only on the condition that the economy and the president’s approval rating continues its downward trajectory.
    However in Mr Norpoth’s model, not only will the president be re-elected, but he will expand his margin in the electoral college from 304 electoral votes in 2016 to 362 in 2020.

    The one thing many predictions seem to agree on is that the election could rest crucially on Mr Trump’s leadership of the US through the coronavirus pandemic and mitigating the public health crisis’s impact on the economy in the upcoming months before November.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9609236.html

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