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Is there a way to donate to the DNC but stop their damn phone calls?

Our phone rings 4-6 times a day. Sometimes it's the DNC, sometimes it's the DSCC, sometimes it's the DCCC, sometimes it's the Democratic governors association.

It's really out of control.

Is it just a matter of picking up the phone and telling each different group that we don't want any more phone calls (if that will even work--once our phone # gets on the list it seems like it never gets off)?

Or does not picking up the phone eventually result in them not calling?

Gianforte (GOP candidate for US House in Montana) just physically assaulted a reporter. COPS CALLED

Ben Jacobs of the Guardian is reporting Gianforte "body slammed" him and broke his glasses.


Ben Jacobs @Bencjacobs

There was a local TV crew there when Gianforte body slammed me. Audio is posting soon at @GuardianUS
7:16 PM · May 24, 2017


Whitney Bermes @wabermes

Jacobs reported this to #Bozeman police. Just heard it come over the scanner.

CBO report on Trumpcare: $119 Billion saved over 10 years, 23 million fewer people insured.

14 million fewer insured in 2018


Kim Dotcom tried to hack Seth Rich's email. This week.

This is what the Deplorables have become--virtual grave robbers.


When Seth Rich’s Gmail account received an alert this week from Mega.com, attempting to start a new account on a website created by the New Zealand-based Internet businessman and convicted hacker Kim Dotcom, his family knew that something was off.

Over seven frenzied days, Dotcom had become a leading purveyor of the theory that Rich, a staffer at the Democratic National Committee who was shot dead near his home in Northeast Washington last summer, had supplied DNC documents to WikiLeaks and was killed as a result. Multiple security analysts and an FBI investigation have tied the release to hackers with ties to Russia. D.C. police have said repeatedly that they think Rich was slain in a random robbery attempt.

According to experts and Rich’s family, the emailed invitation from welcome@mega.nz appeared to be an attempt to gain access to Rich’s email. Joel Rich, who maintains his late son’s Gmail account, did not click the link. Meanwhile, Dotcom was promising on Twitter to prove that the younger Rich had been in contact with WikiLeaks — and Fox News host Sean Hannity was telling his 2.37 million Twitter followers to be ready for a revelation.

Hannity had invited Dotcom to appear on his show for what he said on Twitter would be a “#GameChanger” interview. The implication: that Dotcom would finally offer evidence of his claim that Rich had sent internal DNC documents to WikiLeaks before his death.

All that began to unravel Tuesday afternoon, when Fox News retracted a story that had claimed the same Rich-WikiLeaks connection, telling readers that the article was “not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting.” Fox News did not respond to a request for comment, but Dotcom wrote on his website that he would not speak further about his allegations.

The Deplorables really are at the bottom of the moral abyss. Anyone peddling this nonsense is crazy, evil or both.

Brennan: "frequently,those who go along a treasonous path do not even realize they're along

that path until it gets to be a bit too late."





WASHINGTON (AP) - Top House Democrat: Documents show Flynn apparently lied to US security clearance investigators on foreign payments.

BREAKING*******Paul Manafort and Roger Stone turned docs over to Senate Intel Committee******


NBC News @NBCNews

JUST IN: Former Trump associates Paul Manafort and Roger Stone have turned over documents to Senate Intel Committee, source tells NBC News

about that Hill story about Weiner being set up by a diabolical 15/16 year old girl.

It cites a posting an "investigative news site" called whowhatwhy.org, whose findings it passes with zero critical evaluation, let alone an attempt to contact anyone or verify a single fact.


Whowhatwhy.org is a leftwing version of infowars, with a more sober pretense of rationality.

The founder of the website (and author of the piece The Hill picked up) believes that Richard Nixon was the victim of the real Watergate conspiracy.

Let that sink in for a minute. Nixon as the real victim of Watergate. That's industrial strength cray-cray.


He describes Watergate "not as a ham-handed act of political espionage but as a carefully orchestrated farce designed to take down President Richard Nixon.[1]

Also, who effing cares about the mental state state of a teenage girl? Weiner broke the law, and wound up knee-capping Hillary in the process. He's the legal adult.

Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

Source: McClatchy DC

Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump had tried to dissuade him from pressing an investigation into the actions of Trump’s first national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, members of Congress said, though it was not clear whom that part of the probe might target.

Even as members of Congress were mulling over the expansion of the case into possible cover-up, and its reclassification from counterintelligence to criminal, the scandal appeared to grow. The Washington Post reported Friday afternoon that federal investigators were looking at a senior White House official as a “significant person of interest.” The article did not identify the official, though it noted that the person was “someone close to the president.”

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article151565947.html

Bye Jared!!!!

Sam Harris is a bona fide white supremacist. He's an awful human being.

In an episode that runs nearly two and a half hours, Harris, who is best known as the author of The End of Faith, presents Murray as a victim of “a politically correct moral panic” — and goes so far as to say that Murray has no intellectually honest academic critics. Murray’s work on The Bell Curve, Harris insists, merely summarizes the consensus of experts on the subject of intelligence.

The consensus, he says, is that IQ exists; that it is extraordinarily important to life outcomes of all sorts; that it is largely heritable; and that we don’t know of any interventions that can improve the part that is not heritable. The consensus also includes the observation that the IQs of black Americans are lower, on average, than that of whites, and — most contentiously — that this and other differences among racial groups is based at least in part in genetics.

Harris is not a neutral presence in the interview. “For better or worse, these are all facts,” he tells his listeners. “In fact, there is almost nothing in psychological science for which there is more evidence than for these claims.” Harris belies his self-presentation as a tough-minded skeptic by failing to ask Murray a single challenging question. Instead, during their lengthy conversation, he passively follows Murray to the dangerous and unwarranted conclusion that black and Hispanic people in the US are almost certainly genetically disposed to have lower IQ scores on average than whites or Asians — and that the IQ difference also explains differences in life outcomes between different ethnic and racial groups.

In Harris’s view, all of this is simply beyond dispute. Murray’s claims about race and intelligence, however, do not stand up to serious critical or empirical examination. But the main point of this brief piece is not merely to rebut Murray’s conclusions per se — although we will do some of that — but rather to consider the faulty path by which he casually proceeds from a few basic premises to the inflammatory conclusion that IQ differences between groups are likely to be at least partly based on inborn genetic differences. These conclusions, Harris and Murray insist, are disputed only by head-in-the-sand elitists afraid of the policy implications.


Never understood this guy's appeal, the fact that he's a vehement atheist doesn't compensate for his other bigotries.

NB: Charles Murray is a long-discredited white supremacist quack.
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