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"believe me"

NYT: "We only report news when we are sure that it is true."



https://twitter.com/JakeAnbinder/status/804502769470230528

"I just wish that I had not voted"



http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0f1305c8742547df9bcf978b2c15997c/trump-voter-lost-her-home-new-treasury-secretary

This is the most dangerous time for our planet - Stephen Hawking

................... Whatever we might think about the decision by the British electorate to reject membership of the European Union and by the American public to embrace Donald Trump as their next president, there is no doubt in the minds of commentators that this was a cry of anger by people who felt they had been abandoned by their leaders.

It was, everyone seems to agree, the moment when the forgotten spoke, finding their voices to reject the advice and guidance of experts and the elite everywhere.

What matters now, far more than the victories by Brexit and Trump, is how the elites react

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For me, the really concerning aspect of this is that now, more than at any time in our history, our species needs to work together. We face awesome environmental challenges: climate change, food production, overpopulation, the decimation of other species, epidemic disease, acidification of the oceans.

Together, they are a reminder that we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity. We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it. Perhaps in a few hundred years, we will have established human colonies amid the stars, but right now we only have one planet, and we need to work together to protect it.

To do that, we need to break down, not build up, barriers within and between nations. If we are to stand a chance of doing that, the world’s leaders need to acknowledge that they have failed and are failing the many. With resources increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, we are going to have to learn to share far more than at present.



the rest:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/01/stephen-hawking-dangerous-time-planet-inequality

"I would rather lose than win the way the guys you did."

After 90 minutes, when Trump deputy campaign manager Dave Bossie called Trump’s campaign CEO Steve Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, “an unbelievably brilliant strategist,” an impassioned Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s communications director, jumped in.

“If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician I am glad to have lost,” Palmieri said. “I would rather lose than win the way the guys you did.”

Palmieri called Clinton’s speech in Reno denouncing the “alt-right” in August one of her “proudest” moments as shouting ensued across the room.

“Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?” Conway snapped back. “You’re going to look me in the face and tell me that?”’

“I did, Kellyanne,” Palmieri said. “I did.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/clinton-trump-strategists-forum-232091

"What conflict of interest"

Extortion?

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https://twitter.com/frankthorp/status/804380737948581888

This is how he does his scam.

Bernie Sanders: Trump Got Duped On Carrier Deal

Sanders points out that “In exchange for allowing United Technologies to continue to offshore more than 1,000 jobs, Trump will reportedly give the company tax and regulatory favors that the corporation has sought.”

Trump previously said Carrier should pay a “damn tax” and that companies who want to take their business offshore and sell their products back to Americans should face tariffs. Sanders notes, “Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn tax cut. Wow! How’s that for standing up to corporate greed? How’s that for punishing corporations that shut down in the United States and move abroad?”

Sanders goes on to point out that now that Trump caved in to Carrier, companies will now line up to get the same sort of corrupt sweetheart deal.

He adds, “Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States. Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives.”


http://oliverwillis.com/bernie-sanders-trump-got-duped-carrier-deal/

Pence gave Carrier $700k in Indiana EDC money. Taxpayers save their own jobs?

Indiana taxpayers purchase potentially temporary employment extension for 1,000 with six-figure Pence payout to Carrier.
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https://twitter.com/AngelaRoss1/status/804157683851005958

Carrier, the company that changed its plans to shutter a plant in Indianapolis and shift production to Mexico after talks with President-elect Donald Trump, confirmed Wednesday that it would receive financial assistance from the state of Indiana as part of the deal to keep the plant open.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/30/a-company-trump-attacked-will-receive-state-tax-breaks-to-keep-jobs-in-the-u-s/?utm_term=.1dc33395ff18

IN VIOLATION:

https://twitter.com/stellaaaa/status/804164664279973888
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