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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:58 am

laklak wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:55 pm
They're quite busy, but you won't see them.

You don't think Epstein committed suicide, do you?

It's not completely unlikely. Consider if you'd lived the life that he had lived. Think about the private jets and private islands and the well choreographed debauchery to which you've become accustomed. Now it seems inescapable that you're facing an indefinite but possibly unbearably prolonged stay as an involuntary guest of the government, being sneered at (this would be a high-class Club Fed, you understand) in dreary circumstances and surroundings.

And in that far off day (could be literally years!) when you stepped over to the waiting limo, the gratification you've been craving for who knows how long is going to be exceptionally difficult to obtain, what with the intense scrutiny and all. It's unlikely to ever be fun again. Who wants to live like a not-billionaire-sybarite? Offing yourself is an option you might seriously consider.

A hit is at least as likely though. Lacking fucks to give for the niceties of his death, for me it's a flip of the coin.

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Post by rainbow » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:57 am

laklak wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:55 pm
They're quite busy, but you won't see them.

You don't think Epstein committed suicide, do you?
I'm agnostic.
What happened to his girlfriend/accomplice?
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:08 pm

I don't know, but Trumps thinks she's a very fine person.
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Post by laklak » Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:31 pm

SHe's in the slammer, probably singing like a canary.
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Post by JimC » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:57 pm

laklak wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:31 pm
SHe's in the slammer, probably singing like a canary.
Her days are numbered, then...
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Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:12 pm

As are ours. :tea:
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Post by laklak » Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:22 pm

Not if you accept Jesus as your savior!
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Post by Seabass » Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:23 pm

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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:00 am

Since it isn't being done by obnoxious non-Trumpists, this has to be something else than cancel culture.

'Trump administration attempted to ‘cripple Covid response’ in misguided bid to reach herd immunity'
Political appointees in the Trump administration tried to block or change more than a dozen US government reports that detailed scientific findings about the spread of the coronavirus, a House Oversight Committee panel investigating the alleged interference has stated.

Representative James Clyburn said his coronavirus subcommittee investigators have found evidence of a “political pressure campaign” to “bully” professionals at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in what may have been an attempt to “cripple the nation’s coronavirus response in a misguided effort to achieve herd immunity”.

Herd immunity is the theory that society can be best protected by allowing younger people to get infected and develop natural immunity until vaccines are widely available.
There must be a snappy name for it. Other than 'Fake News broadcasting Democrat lies' I mean.

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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:53 pm

Only socialists and Satanists object to religious freedom. Oh, and of course NPCs.

'The Trump Administration’s Final Push to Make It Easier for Religious Employers to Discriminate'
Some of the freshly finalized rules codify an executive order that Trump issued in 2018 declaring that faith-based organizations should have full access to government grant programs without having to modify their operations. They deliver on the promises that Trump made to evangelical Christians during his presidential run, and which he and Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on again in 2020 — the White House’s website contains 228 mentions of “religious freedom,” in posted speeches, press releases and other official statements.

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In an October interview with the Religion News Service, Trump touted his administration’s work to install religious freedom liaisons in every Cabinet agency. “Led by Pastor Paula White, this Initiative is working to remove barriers which have unfairly prevented faith based organizations from working with or receiving funding from the federal government,” Trump said in a written Q&A.

On that front, the first big change finalized Dec. 7 was at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency within the Labor Department that enforces compliance with civil rights laws among recipients of federal dollars. The new rule clarifies that private companies can qualify as “religious employers” under certain conditions, and that religious employers may deny positions to people who do not subscribe and adhere to their faith. That could include not hiring people in same-sex relationships or someone of a different religion.

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Post by JimC » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:53 pm

This will further entrench divisions. Religious organisations, and/or private companies whose owners and managers are right-wing christians will become more and more bastions of intolerance, and all the other organisations will become more diversified, and probably more successful...
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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:06 pm

L'Emmerdeur wrote:Only socialists and Satanists object to religious freedom. Oh, and of course NPCs.

'The Trump Administration’s Final Push to Make It Easier for Religious Employers to Discriminate'
Some of the freshly finalized rules codify an executive order that Trump issued in 2018 declaring that faith-based organizations should have full access to government grant programs without having to modify their operations. They deliver on the promises that Trump made to evangelical Christians during his presidential run, and which he and Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on again in 2020 — the White House’s website contains 228 mentions of “religious freedom,” in posted speeches, press releases and other official statements.

...

In an October interview with the Religion News Service, Trump touted his administration’s work to install religious freedom liaisons in every Cabinet agency. “Led by Pastor Paula White, this Initiative is working to remove barriers which have unfairly prevented faith based organizations from working with or receiving funding from the federal government,” Trump said in a written Q&A.

On that front, the first big change finalized Dec. 7 was at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency within the Labor Department that enforces compliance with civil rights laws among recipients of federal dollars. The new rule clarifies that private companies can qualify as “religious employers” under certain conditions, and that religious employers may deny positions to people who do not subscribe and adhere to their faith. That could include not hiring people in same-sex relationships or someone of a different religion.
So Socialism for churches is ok I guess.
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Post by JimC » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:07 pm

How much of this will be swept away via executive orders from Biden?
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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:21 pm

That which the Lord hath giveth no man can strike assunder.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:28 am

Nice one Amazon! Why does anyone trust this company?

Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs
Class action claims weak security allowed hackers to take over the smart cameras used on doorbells and in homes

Dozens of people who say they were subjected to death threats, racial slurs, and blackmail after their in-home Ring smart cameras were hacked are suing the company over “horrific” invasions of privacy.

A new class action lawsuit, which combines a number of cases filed in recent years, alleges that lax security measures at Ring, which is owned by Amazon, allowed hackers to take over their devices. Ring provides home security in the form of smart cameras that are often installed on doorbells or inside people’s homes.

The suit against Ring builds on previous cases, joining together complaints filed by more than 30 people in 15 families who say their devices were hacked and used to harass them. In response to these attacks, Ring “blamed the victims, and offered inadequate responses and spurious explanations”, the suit alleges. The plaintiffs also claim the company has also failed to adequately update its security measures in the aftermath of such hacks.
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