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by Hercule Parrot
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Andrew McCabe
Replies: 45
Views: 1924

Re: Andrew McCabe

Well, the report is out - https://static01.nyt.com/files/2018/us/politics/20180413a-doj-oig-mccabe-report.pdf He arranged some press briefings to burnish his own reputation - not great, but we know it happens. But then he lied to investigators about what he'd done, and tied himself in knots trying t...
by Hercule Parrot
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation of Trump
Replies: 5223
Views: 182325

Re: Mueller's investigation of Trump

My theory is that Trump and Cohen conspired to use campaign funds to make the payment. The HELOC was just a ruse to hide that. Bank fraud, wire fraud, and campaign finance violations apply to both of them. Trump is in a total panic because there will be a paper trail and others who were involved. S...
by Hercule Parrot
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation of Trump
Replies: 5223
Views: 182325

Re: Mueller's investigation of Trump

Chilidog wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:57 pm
MAGA = My Attorney Got Arrested
Mueller Ain't Goin' Away
by Hercule Parrot
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Karl Koenigs
Replies: 2019
Views: 73262

Re: Karl Koenigs

Thanks - I haven't seen that movie so I had no idea. It's a moderately entertaining experience, culturally significant for starting the Guy Fawkes mask motif. Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith off of the Matrix) plays a lone hero fighting against a fascistic police-state in UK. Alan Moore wrote the origina...
by Hercule Parrot
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Google
Replies: 21
Views: 1496

Re: Google

Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/28/all-the-data-facebook-google-has-on-you-privacy Scary stuff.... Google isn't perfect....
by Hercule Parrot
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Google
Replies: 21
Views: 1496

Re: Google

Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ou-privacy

Scary stuff....
by Hercule Parrot
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Amazon Alexa and its competitors
Replies: 30
Views: 787

Re: Amazon Alexa and its competitors

Okay, so in the end it was decided on price. Amazon Echo on promotion at £75, v Google Home at £130. Arrives tomorrow, gains full self awareness by 12:00 GMT and commences the AI war on humanity at 12:03 GMT. That's if I can work out how to switch it on.... Not impressed, so far. Alexa's capacity t...
by Hercule Parrot
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Yet Another Explosion In Austin
Replies: 130
Views: 3102

Re: Yet Another Explosion In Austin

I hope his family are ok. This must be devastating. I think the most terrible thing is that all sides are sitting there waiting to confirm he is one of "the other side," so they can go with 2 different forms of attack depending on whatever. I think the important thing to remember is that this was a...
by Hercule Parrot
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Senate Judiciary: Political Ad Disclosure; Facebook/Cambridge Analytica
Replies: 122
Views: 3341

Re: Senate Judiciary: Political Ad Disclosure; Facebook/Cambridge Analytica

Maybe it's just me, but - -isn't it really fucking stoopid to announce to the press that you're getting a warrant before you, y'know, get the fucking warrant? Unless, of course, there's data you're hoping will be deleted before you arrive. It's the second one, Mike. The Information Commissioners Of...
by Hercule Parrot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 887
Views: 52555

Re: Russia

Trump needs to cut Russia, its companies and its oligarchs off from accessing the international banking system. Much the way we crippled Iran. Of course, the folly in this observation is the very first word of this post. You're absolutely right, and I will believe UK government is serious when they...
by Hercule Parrot
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Arrest of CO Pretend Judge Bruce Doucette + Pretend Grand Jury LARPers Stephen Nalty, Steven Byfield, et al.
Replies: 1721
Views: 77601

Re: Arrest of CO Pretend Judge Bruce Doucette + Pretend Grand Jury LARPers Stephen Nalty, Steven Byfield, et al.

Anyone want to fill cowardly pretend judge Michael in on how the government works? Michael Hamilton Yesterday at 12:24pm · That misogynist racist just directed $200 million to women and minorities. How dare he. He is doing a lousy job of maintaining the reputation that liberals have given him. Trum...
by Hercule Parrot
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Arrest of CO Pretend Judge Bruce Doucette + Pretend Grand Jury LARPers Stephen Nalty, Steven Byfield, et al.
Replies: 1721
Views: 77601

Re: Arrest of CO Pretend Judge Bruce Doucette + Pretend Grand Jury LARPers Stephen Nalty, Steven Byfield, et al.

“I thought that someone was channeling Bruce's comments and none of my comments generally are directed at you. I am not laughing at you, I am laughing at and mocking Bruce. As to the alleged lies, I will read the transcript when it comes out and will not comment on them before then. As to a judge b...
by Hercule Parrot
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?
Replies: 2011
Views: 63482

Re: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?

https://twitter.com/JohnBrennan/status/974978856997224448 John O. Brennan - When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you wil...
by Hercule Parrot
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: American Culture & Current Events
Topic: United Airlines - Flying the unfriendly skies
Replies: 181
Views: 8415

Re: United Airlines - Flying the unfriendly skies

Res Ipsa wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:11 am
If the dog died from stress, then I also doubt it would have fared better under the seat
No, I think MikeD is right, there's a big difference between "alone and in the dark" versus "some light and at owner's feet".
by Hercule Parrot
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 887
Views: 52555

Re: Russia

On a lighter note, Armando Iannucci's brilliant black comedy "The Death of Stalin" (www.imdb.com/title/tt4686844/)was released in US cinemas this week. It's an extraordinary insight into the power politics of a ruthlessly amoral dictatorship, with some parallels to the Trump White House and Putin's ...
by Hercule Parrot
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 887
Views: 52555

Re: Russia

Litvinenko wasn't killed by oligarchs. He was killed by Russian operatives who came to visit Litvinenko, who considered one of them to be a friend. I'm not sure Putin uses oligarchs to do his (edit) murdering. Maybe some of the people who are being killed are former oligarch friends of his, Litvine...
by Hercule Parrot
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 887
Views: 52555

Re: Russia

The monstrous attempted murders in Salisbury, allegedly authorised by the Russian state, were shocking. Expelling diplomats, limiting attendance at the World Cup, and orchestrating international condemnation through the UN and Nato are good symbolic gestures. But they will not stop Russian state-in...
by Hercule Parrot
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Russia
Replies: 887
Views: 52555

Re: Russia

I think the Brits did know, but were keeping the lid on. I guess they've had enough of this shit from the Russkis. And it's about time. That's correct, in my view. For context, note Tugenhat's final para above: We should use this opportunity now to speak the truth. By identifying where President Vl...
by Hercule Parrot
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: "Q" #QAnon "The Storm” "Any Day Now" 8Chan - Conspiracy Theories For Dummies
Replies: 92
Views: 3898

Re: "Q" #QAnon "The Storm” "Any Day Now" 8Chan - Conspiracy Theories For Dummies

MojoSapien wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:50 pm
I can't find the Beatles anywhere.
Exactly. Do you see how deep it goes, now?
by Hercule Parrot
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact
Replies: 504
Views: 29852

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

I meant that it's May government that is looking for more favorable trade agreements with members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Yes, we know we aren't well represented in the world at present. Hang in there HP. Maybe the next generation can fix things for both of us. :daydream: Thanks RC, and I a...
by Hercule Parrot
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact
Replies: 504
Views: 29852

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

I hate to throw cold water, but - No, it's a perfectly fair point. My optimism relies on uncertain assumptions. That the Article 50 period will be extended by agreement, for example. I am fairly confident that the EU would consent to this, but it's possible that UK Government could be driven to jum...
by Hercule Parrot
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact
Replies: 504
Views: 29852

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

So the UK believes it can recreate the Empire to make up for the damage it inflicted upon itself by giving the EU the big one finger salute? All I can say is :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao...
by Hercule Parrot
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Flying with emotional support animals
Replies: 37
Views: 1136

Re: Flying with emotional support animals

Do goldfish survive in that minimal amount of fluid that may be taken aboard in a small transparent plastic pouch? How does one blow oxygen into said aquarium? How do you get to fix a breathing mask to the critter in an emergency? :brickwallsmall: I'm imagining a bespoke perspex travel tank, made t...
by Hercule Parrot
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Oxytocin-enforced Norm Compliance Reduces Xenophobic Outgroup Rejection
Replies: 27
Views: 811

Re: Oxytocin-enforced Norm Compliance Reduces Xenophobic Outgroup Rejection

The only reason to perform this research is to use chemicals to control the human mind. That, I agree, would be pure evil. I see no other justification except for unrestrained curiosity. Yeah, I find this sort of thing a bit creepy and totalitarian. Maybe the next research paper will show how peopl...

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