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    "Trump campaign chair in Kentucky pleads guilty to sex trafficking of minors: 21 counts against 19 victims"
    Which they changed to:
    "Ex-Campbell County Judge Timothy Nolan to serve 20 years, pay $100K fine after plea"

    Both are completely true titles.

    Former Judge Tim Nolan on Friday agreed to spend 20 years in prison for human trafficking.

    He used drugs, threats of arrest and threats of eviction to force women and girls under the age of 18 into sex acts, according to the charges read in court by Judge Kathleen Lape.

    Nolan pleaded guilty to 21 counts dating back to 2004. In addition to human trafficking, the charges included giving drugs and alcohol to minors.

    The case has shocked the region. Nolan served as a district judge in the late 1970s and early 1980s and had become a well-known political figure. He campaigned locally for President Donald Trump, was vocal on many conservative/tea party issues, and was elected to the Campbell County School Board in 2016.
    Moore ain't got nothing on this guy.
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    FOX calls Oxford fake news study "fake fake news study". The irresponsible, circular logic here is mind-blowing. This is what happens when media outlets declare war on reason. It pretty much sums up FOX's academic method: If it makes you look bad, just call it fake news. That includes studies by the world's leading universities.

    Who needs science when you have headlines. It's the Trump way.

    Oxford study saying Trump supporters share more fake news is fake news

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018...fake-news.html

    An Oxford University study being spread by mainstream news outlets that claims Trump supporters share the most fake news is itself fake news.

    Researchers at the Computational Propaganda Project, who are the recipients of over $200,000 in taxpayer funding, spent "several years" developing its "junk news" list, which is actually full of the most popular conservative websites on the internet.

    Websites on the researchers' "watch list" of propaganda news outlets include the Washington Free Beacon, the Daily Caller, National Review, and the Drudge Report, which is the seventh most highly visited media publication in the United States.

    Contrary to the claim that conservatives are sharing the most fake news, the study proves nothing other than finding conservatives tend to share conservative media online.
    For the record, the study actually found that conservatives tend to share conservative media full of false or misleading information, something largely missing from liberal media.

    False equivalency means believing that this problem is as big on both the left and right leaning media outlets, but it's clearly a right-wing media problem in the US. It's actually hard to find liberal rags on the same level of misdirection as FOX or Breitbart. And I try.
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    The Trump White House Is Making A Mockery of The Security Clearance Process
    How Rob Porter was able to do his job with all those red flags is a scandal itself.
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-tr...ocess?ref=wrap
    The domestic and emotional abuse allegations arrayed against former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter by two ex-wives has raised a number of questions for this administration.

    Among them is how someone with Porter’s background was able to actually do his job? Porter, after all, was tasked with handling some of the most critical information that made its way to the president desk. But the White House said he was still operating with only an “interim security clearance”, as the FBI’s investigation into his background was still ongoing after more than one year on the job.

    How could this persist more than one year after the President took office? The answer appears to be that the White House, for reasons that may or may not be based in good faith, is eviscerating the distinction between an interim security clearance and an adjudicated security clearance when it suits their political or functional needs.

    To understand the world of security clearances, there are a few simple points that first need to be made clear. Security clearances are entirely a creation of the Executive Branch and the President is the ultimate Constitutional arbiter of who can be granted one. The process for evaluating and adjudicating individuals for a security clearance is derived from Executive Order. President Clinton’s Executive Order 12968 established uniform policies to apply Government-wide, and Presidents Bush and Obama amended those policies during their respective administrations.
    Article is of course sourced and continues in detail.

    Just like the other stuff watch for 1bad65 to not read it and bring up some **** it debunks later tonight or tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by me
    "Trump campaign chair in Kentucky pleads guilty to sex trafficking of minors: 21 counts against 19 victims"
    Which they changed to:
    "Ex-Campbell County Judge Timothy Nolan to serve 20 years, pay $100K fine after plea"

    Both are completely true titles.

    Former Judge Tim Nolan on Friday agreed to spend 20 years in prison for human trafficking.

    He used drugs, threats of arrest and threats of eviction to force women and girls under the age of 18 into sex acts, according to the charges read in court by Judge Kathleen Lape.

    Nolan pleaded guilty to 21 counts dating back to 2004. In addition to human trafficking, the charges included giving drugs and alcohol to minors.

    The case has shocked the region. Nolan served as a district judge in the late 1970s and early 1980s and had become a well-known political figure. He campaigned locally for President Donald Trump, was vocal on many conservative/tea party issues, and was elected to the Campbell County School Board in 2016.
    Moore ain't got nothing on this guy.
    **** I forgot the link ...
    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/new...lea/323187002/
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bad65 View Post
    Imo it has to be tackled on both those ends.The doctors that hand out opioid prescriptions to anyone wanting them, and the pill mills that fill the prescriptions. The Government has all that data, as prescriptions are tracked so they can be accounted for.
    For example...https://bop.idaho.gov/pmp/

    Q: What is the Prescription Monitoring Program?


    The prescription monitoring program is a statewide electronic database which collects designated data on controlled substances dispensed in the state of Idaho.]In an effort to assist prescribers and pharmacists with patient care related to controlled substance prescriptions and to combat prescription drug abuse, the Idaho Prescription Monitoring Program was implemented in 1997 (under title 37, chapter 27, 37-2726 (2)). It is a tool provided to prescribers of controlled substances and to pharmacists who are considering dispensing controlled substance prescriptions to patients Board Rule 204 states 'specified data on controlled substances must be reported weekly, or more often as required by the Board, by all pharmacies holding a DEA retail pharmacy registration that dispense controlled substances, prescribers that dispense controlled substances directly to patients, and/or by an out-of-state pharmacy that ships to an Idaho resident.

    Or, the Feds...
    https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/faq/rx_monitor.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bad65 View Post
    WhateverNope, only 1 of the 4 was moving in the right direction under Obama. Now all 4 are moving in the right direction under Trump. And again, that's after just one year, and before the tax cuts kick in. Unemployment was low under Obama, though it did fall under Trump just as I said. The other 3 are Trumps doing. GDP under Obama grew at 2%. Trump has that up to 3%, in just his 1st year. Wages were down under Obama (except for the 1%)And the Trump tax cuts surely weren't happening under Obama. You're bias is getting to you again. and???He's obviously creating more jobs than were lost to replace those, as unemployment is headed down and wages headed up. You're again ignoring the big picture (on unemployment) and finding any data you can to bash Trump. Sources please(I'm especially curious to see examples of folks keeping "hundreds millions/week". lol)Back at ya. Conjecture. Let's stick to facts please. If you don't like your tax cuts, feel free to give yours back. Or hand your extra money to a bum. Or give it to charity or the DNC. How's it a "money grab" when they are letting us keep more of our money????No, Obama was the money grabber. You're just too blinded by your superfandom to see it.
    Here are some facts for you.Look at the percentage growth in GDP for 2017.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    Here are some facts for you.Look at the percentage growth in GDP for 2017.
    Here's a fact. This pie chart demonstrates the ridiculousness of arguing GDP growth rate. Each slice represents inflation-adjusted dollars of real GDP.


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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    Here's a fact. This pie chart demonstrates the ridiculousness of arguing GDP growth rate. Each slice represents inflation-adjusted dollars of real GDP.

    I like pie
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    To put that whole Rural Law and Order on ice...
    "High-School Coach ‘Ignored’ Boy’s Screams as Teammates Raped Him, Lawsuit Claims
    A second family is suing a Texas school district, claiming their minor athlete son was raped more than 30 times during sports team events—and the coaches did nothing to stop it."
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/high-s...lawsuit-claims
    La Vernia, Texas—population 1,200—has struggled to emerge from a cloud that covered the sports-obsessed town after rape allegations involving its most gifted athletes went public almost one year ago.

    ....


    Varsity players on all three teams were accused of sodomizing younger teammates with baseball bats, flashlights, and carbon-dioxide tanks. A total of 13 students—six of them legally considered adults—were arrested and charged with either sexual assault or sexual assault of a child.
    ... and of course the locals were upset at the victims and victims' families' because the star athletes and the towns name is in the mud. This is just one situation but it goes to show exactly what I was talking about. Criminals and illegal activities happen regardless of how the community views itself and self identifies.

    https://www.expressnews.com/news/edu...witter-premium
    The churches, and the schools — which enroll more than 3,000 students — are community centerpieces. People often move to La Vernia to access good schools and an intimate, family-oriented environment to raise their children, residents say.

    Though La Vernia appears quiet on the surface, it has seen its share of scandal. In early 2015, a teacher who was also the tennis coach at the high school faced criminal charges for having a sexual relationship with a student. Last year, a high school math teacher resigned before he was indicted on federal child pornography charges, as part of an FBI investigation that originated in Dallas.

    Several years ago, a middle school teacher was sentenced to probation for methamphetamine possession and evading arrest.

    But when it comes to the hazing investigation, a certain level of cognitive dissonance has set in. The victims are their friends, classmates and sons. The problem is, so are the alleged perpetrators.

    “We know names,” Higginbotham said. “We know these kids. It’s a big deal.”

    Susan Lipkins, a psychologist who has studied hazing for years, said rather than view La Vernia as an isolated incident, the case should be considered as part of a national epidemic. It can be incredibly difficult, she said, for students to break the “code of silence” that accompanies hazing, especially when it also involves sexual assault.
    Look at all that Christian Small Town Law and Order.
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    "Administration Imposes Sweeping Limits on Federal Actions Against Companies"
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/10/u...ral-rules.html
    The new policy, issued by the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, Rachel L. Brand, is significant because federal agencies have issued hundreds of guidance documents on a wide range of laws covering issues like health care, the environment, civil rights and labor.

    Under the revised policy, Ms. Brand said, the Justice Department will not “use its enforcement authority to effectively convert agency guidance documents into binding rules.” Moreover, she said, Justice Department lawyers, who represent federal agencies in court, “may not use noncompliance with guidance documents as a basis for proving violations of applicable law.”

    Continue reading the main story
    In a footnote, the Trump administration makes clear that the new policy has broad ramifications: It applies to any civil lawsuits filed on behalf of the federal government to “impose penalties for violations of federal health, safety, civil rights or environmental laws.”

    It also applies to cases in which the government asserts that health care providers or federal contractors defrauded the government by filing false or inflated claims.
    So you can kiss insurance, drug companies, and doctors facing any sort of problems civilly possibly even criminal repercussions for the Opiate Crisis or just about anything else good bye.
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