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    Opps ... another one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Paintball gun. Read about it earlier. Good idea. They sting without actually blowing anyone's brains out.
    yeah - thanks. That was my guess, but was not sure.

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    Farage got special dispensation to travel for the Tulsa rally.

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    Madhatter's circus....

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    Six Trump campaign staffers working on Tulsa rally test positive for coronavirus

    Six staffers working on President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have tested positive for coronavirus, the Trump campaign said Saturday.Just hours before the President is expected to arrive in the state, Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement that "per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events. Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented."

    "No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today's rally or near attendees and elected officials," he said.

    The Trump campaign has dismissed concerns about the ongoing pandemic, moving forward with the scheduled rally despite a rising infection rate in Oklahoma. As of Saturday afternoon, Tulsa County reported the most cases -- 2,206 total -- of any county in the state, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The state recently reported its largest single day increase in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

    Trump spent much of Saturday upset because he believes the coverage of the campaign staffers who have tested for coronavirus and the status of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman are overshadowing what he'd hoped would be his triumphant return to the campaign trail in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Saturday night, one person familiar with the matter told CNN.

    In comments to reporters Saturday, Trump denied involvement in firing Berman, the powerful prosecutor atop the Manhattan US Attorney's office, shortly after his attorney general sent Berman a letter saying the President had done so.

    Trump learned of the six staffers testing positive earlier in the day -- before the President departed the White House for the rally in Tulsa.

    He was frustrated about the coverage of Berman's ouster and the six staffers because he hoped to see the cable news covering the crowd outside the rally arena, the person said.

    Trump was also peeved at having to do the rally on a Saturday night instead of Friday because he believes fewer people will tune in, another person familiar said. The rally was originally scheduled for Friday evening, but Trump announced last week he was pushing it back by a day to avoid coinciding with Juneteenth. The original date had sparked an uproar because of Tulsa's history as the site of one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the nation's history.

    On Thursday, a spokesperson for the BOK Center, where Saturday's rally is set to take place, said they'd asked Trump's campaign for a written plan accounting safety measures for the event.
    "Given the Tulsa Health Department's recent reports of increases in coronavirus cases and the State of Oklahoma's encouragement for event organizers to follow CDC guidelines, we have requested that the Trump campaign, as the event organizer, provide BOK Center with a written plan detailing the steps the event will institute for health and safety, including those related to social distancing. Once received, we will share the plan with local health officials," Meghan Blood said in a statement.

    Earlier this week, Trump campaign principle deputy communications director Erin Perrine told CNN the campaign was taking the concerns "seriously."

    "The campaign takes the health and safety of rally-goers seriously and is taking precautions to make the rally safe. Every single rally goer will have their temperature checked, be provided a face mask and hand sanitizer," Perrine said. "We are also taking precautions to keep rally-goers safe in the Oklahoma heat — including providing water bottles to keep people hydrated."
    Attendees will not be required to wear a mask, however.

    Those attending the rally must agree to not to sue the campaign if they contract coronavirus.

    Rallygoers who RSVP'd to gain admission to the event had to agree to a disclaimer that states they acknowledge the "inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present."

    "By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury," the disclaimer reads.

    Public health officials both on the ground in Tulsa and within the President's administration have warned about the potential risks.

    The Tulsa city-county Health Department Director David Bart said he wished the event would be postponed, and the BOK Center where the rally is taking place has canceled or postponed all other events at the venue through the end of July.

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and a key member of the President's coronavirus task force, has warned that large-scale indoor events are very risky at this stage of the pandemic.

    Despite the warnings, Trump doubled down on rallygoers choosing whether to wear masks and heed public health officials' advice, saying in an interview with Axios published late Friday: "I recommend people do what they want."

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    Too late.
    Those six [asymptomatic contagious] have already passed it on to others -

    Grows in those expanding circles.

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    Originally Posted by panama hat (2020 US Presidential Race)







    Why does a cop need to march around with weapons like that . . . at a rally. And then one wonders when people get shot - morons


    Doncha know that Antifa is hiding behind every lamp post?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Originally Posted by panama hat (2020 US Presidential Race)







    Why does a cop need to march around with weapons like that . . . at a rally. And then one wonders when people get shot - morons


    Doncha know that Antifa is hiding behind every lamp post?



    My earlier reply that it was a paintball gun and a couple of related comments seem to have been erased. How odd.

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    ^post 2699. Still there mate.

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    Pretty sure it's rubber bullet gun guys.

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    ^ Could be, this is a rubber bullet gun also apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Pretty sure it's rubber bullet gun guys.
    Yeah. Most likely.
    Or....the other popular option - the pepper spray pods [bullets] that explode on impact.


    Yet, doesn't the broad display of arms/weapons, and the threat to engage, just agitate largely peaceful/non-violent gatherings.
    I believe the old standard riot club would be adequate in these already tense situations.

    Might be a more civilsed act to show that they're not at war with their own kind.
    But then.....perhaps they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Originally Posted by panama hat (2020 US Presidential Race)







    Why does a cop need to march around with weapons like that . . . at a rally. And then one wonders when people get shot - morons


    Doncha know that Antifa is hiding behind every lamp post?



    Where does the Antifa find room behind the lamp post with all the far right wing boogie men there as well?

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    And so the scapegoating begins



    Trump says 2020 presidential election will be 'rigged by foreign countries' as he slumps further in polls
    US president continues attack on election confidence as he slides in polls


    Donald Trump has said the 2020 presidential election will be the “SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES” in an angry tweet as polls show his popularity fall against Democratic rival Joe Biden.

    The US president wrote on Monday that “foreign countries and others” would print mail-in ballots to disrupt November’s election.
    Trump says 2020 presidential election will be 'rigged by foreign countries' as he slumps further in polls | The Independent

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    On the bright side of things . . . he could have a heart attacck before then and 'reluctantly' step down

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    Trump says 2020 presidential election will be 'rigged by foreign countries'
    Like it was last time then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Trump says 2020 presidential election will be 'rigged by foreign countries'
    I bet that quite a few of the US allies, would find it a sensible investment to top up the Biden campaign coffers

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    I bet that quite a few of the US allies, would find it a sensible investment to top up the Biden campaign coffers
    That would be illegal, so not sure how they could.

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    Wall Street executives brace for a potential Biden win as Trump fades in polls

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    Key Points
    • Finance executives are now bracing for Joe Biden to potentially win the presidency as Donald Trump slides in national and swing-state polls.
    • Various current and former Wall Street financiers, analysts, lobbyists, lawyers and political advisors with banking clients spoke to CNBC about how the industry is bracing for a possible Biden win.
    • The changes in tone and expectation – and, in some cases, preparation for a Biden presidency – represent an about-face for many executives who privately cheered on Trump’s tax cuts.


    Wall Street executives brace for Biden win as Trump fades in polls
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    ^They getting scared for nothing. Biden's a "company man", he won't upset the apple cart. Look at his tepid response to Universal Healthcare proposals.

    Maybe the energy companies might lose a bit of influence, but they'll make bank no matter who's Prez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    That would be illegal, so not sure how they could.
    Quite right . . . ilegal activities simply don't work in the US, especially in politics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    They getting scared for nothing. Biden's a "company man", he won't upset the apple cart. Look at his tepid response to Universal Healthcare proposals.
    disagree to some extent.
    corporate tax rates will increase, which will decrease buy backs.
    and there's a chance that taxes on carried interest will be the same as earned income....that will hit them where it hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So when he paid out in all those lawsuits that was him "never accepting defeat" was it?

    Or going bankrupt fuck knows how many times, was that him "never accepting defeat"?

    Or is it possible that you haven't thought it through?
    Past behaviour is the best indicator of future behaviour. Trump will not accept defeat, if he can help it. He'll do everything to stay in the WH, and that includes sabotaging the election. Btw, paying out lawsuits is not necessarily accepting defeat. All lawsuits cost money whether you "win" or "lose". And Trump has never gone bankrupt. His companies have though, and he and his followers would say that is part of doing business.

    Perhaps it is you who needs to think through your thoughts before posting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    corporate tax rates will increase, which will decrease buy backs.
    and there's a chance that taxes on carried interest will be the same as earned income....that will hit them where it hurts.
    Corps were doing massive buybacks even before the tax decrease in 2017 (free money from the Fed for 10 years). That won't change unless the prime rate starts to increase, why would Biden self sabotage the economy that way? The Fed policy of low rates has backed the U.S. into a corner, will he be the one to pull the trigger and call for rate increases? Look what happened when Powell tried that a couple of years ago. All hell broke loose on the markets (the only thing that matters to the 1%).

    Biden is no Bernie, he'll play ball just like Obama did.

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