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Current location: Virginia coast
Member since: Tue Sep 14, 2004, 11:13 PM
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TRUMP GAVE AMAZON A HUGE TAX BREAK,

(Now) WANTS THE COMPANY TAXED ..Newsweek, 3/29/18

President Donald Trump lashed out at online retail giant Amazon via Twitter on Thursday, saying it doesnít pay its fair share of state and local taxes.

But what Trump didnít mention is that the company paid zero federal income tax last year, and may even see a large federal tax refund in coming years thanks to the tax overhaul the president signed into law in December.


http://www.newsweek.com/trump-who-just-gave-amazon-huge-tax-break-wants-company-taxed-866229


TN's state's legislature rated the most conservative in the nation

"The American Conservative Union, which has close ties to Trump, has rated the state's legislature the most conservative in the nation repeatedly in recent years."

From here yesterday:

Can Marsha Blackburn ride the Trump train to a Senate win in Tennessee?
https://a.msn.com/r/2/AAxVxXp?m=en-us&referrerID=InAppShare


Hubs and I are most troubled.

GG!

That's 1864 miles! Further than Nova Scotia to Key West - the whole eastern seaboard.

Damn damn damn. And rethugs still want to deny warming is happening or we've had anything to do with it.

I've given up red meat.

My hubs has not. I'm going to make him watch "If Slaughterhouses had Glass Walls." Thank you so much for posting this info.

I do eat a bit of chicken however and feed it to my 2 dogs. Won't eat duck - don't ask why I make the distinction. Most of my protein source is vegetable powder and fish and shell fish. I know I should give up eating ALL living animals tho. I once tried to shame an exfriend about her red meat consumption and she had the ignorant temerity to say "well maybe plants feel pain." I gave up, even on the friendship.

Bravo for you and your daughter.

OhMyGoodness Yes!

I would loved to have seen those! The best.

Btw, my sister-in-law is Bruce Springsteen's #1 fan. She has had front row seats to over 20 of his concerts over a period of years. She likes to spend her money on concerts and traveling to Europe. (Her husband is worth a few million.)

So once she was in Barcelona and was going to have dinner at a nice restaurant when on her way to be seated, who did she pass? Yes indeedy, The Boss!

They chatted and he hugged her as she made selfies of them together. I don't remember if she said he recognized her or not but if you showed up in the front row at 20+ of his concerts, he just might have.

She sent us pics. But that was over 15yrs ago when we were still speaking. She and her hubs are rethugians! I don't think she truly understands Bruce's politics at all.

Aww, sucks, Bayard.

I've not told you that story? It wasn't at all salacious as my short post might have implied. I did that for comical effect.

My ex-friend and former neighbor Suzette, an attractive blonde, was/is a friend of Peter's. She had stories to tell too - vacation in Hawaii and visits to his NYC apartment. Anyway, she asked us if we'd like join her and her hubby in driving up to DC to see a PP&M concert at Wolf Trap. We did and joined them backstage. After some introductions with everyone and short conversations, we were invited out to eat by Peter. Btw, I made pics.

(Mary and Paul had their own groupies going out.)

It was a lovely dinner at a nice restaurant. Peter picked up the tab for all of us, naturally. And in parting, he gave us ALL a soft kiss on the lips! He was such a sweet sweet, unpretentious man. And he seemed genuinely interested in my hubs work.

I do remember his soft lips.

I've got another true story about my sister-in-law and Bruce Springsteen in Spain. I'll post that one some other time.

They are cultish.

Just like many religions. They lack the ability to be the least objective, take in facts, or be critical thinkers. That defines them.

Indeed. They're all dirty. NRA for one instance

The New York Times and McClatchy reported significant evidence that Russian officials used the NRA to funnel money illegally into the Trump campaign.

"The NRA spent an unprecedented $30 million to install Trump in the White House."
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/russian-campaign-to-infiltrate-nra-elect-trump-w518587

McConnell was most certainly in on it, including all back channels. This is a conspiracy and I wish the press would start calling it what it is: Treason.

Why do we have military bases throughout the world? Mostly to monitor the Russians, so they say.

Have we now lost our democracy?

Smh. 😖

For anyone who missed that story...

Judge orders a firm of Stormy Daniels' attorney to pay $10 million judgment

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/22/politics/michael-avenatti-stormy-daniels-10-million/index.html


I'm very disappointed in him. And I *loved* him.

Fortune last yr: "U.S. Takes Down Russian Botnet...

"U.S. Takes Down Russian Botnet Believed to Be Used in Election Hacking After Suspect Arrested in Spain"

April 10, 2017
http://fortune.com/2017/04/10/us-russian-kelihos-botnet/

I'm losing hope that ANYTHING we do will matter. We badly need different tactics.

Dialogue from Mississippi Burning:

"Anderson: These people are crawling out of the SEWER, MR. WARD! Maybe the gutter's where we outta be!"



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