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The question that we are asking each other today in Ohio's 12 district.

"Did you vote yet?"

Please if you live here go and bug your neighbors, family, and friends today.

Putin's new special envoy to America has a new book .... this is not from the Onion

https://twitter.com/sseagalofficial/status/982325909049851904

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/world/asia/steven-seagal-putin-russia.html

Steven Seagal Appointed by Russia as Special Envoy to the U.S.

The action-movie star Steven Seagal has played a former C.I.A. agent, a hit man and a killer of criminals. On Saturday, Russian officials tapped him for another role: special representative to improve relations between the United States and Russia.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the appointment on Facebook, saying his mission will include promoting “relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges.”


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In a tweet on Sunday, Mr. Seagal said that he was “deeply humbled and honoured” by the appointment. “I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world,” he said. “I take this honour very seriously.”

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“I’ve always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations,” he told the Kremlin-backed television station RT. “I have worked tirelessly in this direction for many years unofficially and I am now very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially.”

100% gas lighting ... NY Times; Steven Seagal Appointed by Russia as Special Envoy to the U.S.

Putin and Trump are now and have been trying to throw so much stuff agains the wall (lies, things to get >60% of Americans angry, and pure lunacy) to see what sticks.

This is being done by design so as to overwhelm us so that we question reality and stop resisting.

NY Times; Steven Seagal Appointed by Russia as Special Envoy to the U.S.
The action-movie star Steven Seagal has played a former C.I.A. agent, a hit man and a killer of criminals. On Saturday, Russian officials tapped him for another role: special representative to improve relations between the United States and Russia.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the appointment on Facebook, saying his mission will include promoting “relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges.”

The position is unpaid, said Russian officials, who compared the role to that of a United Nations good-will ambassador — a distinguished volunteer who calls attention to the work of the United Nations.

Relations between the two countries have been fraught as United States intelligence agencies have accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 elections and have warned it could do so again in the November contests. The countries have also been at odds over the Syrian civil war and the Russian annexation of Crimea.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/world/asia/steven-seagal-putin-russia.html

Trump is coming to Central OH tomorrow for a congressional special election (and they lie)

"Change of plan: The president's OH-12 rally on Saturday afternoon has been moved from
the Delaware County fairgrounds to Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center "to
accommodate more Ohioans," according to a Trump press release."

https://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2018/08/trump_confuses_ohio_candidates.html

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The Delaware County fairgrounds can hold a lot more people than Olentangy Orange High School.
Delaware County is very very republican and team Trump is scared of seeing lots of empty seats
for his "Bund Rally."

Is there a reason why youtube videos will not play on my mac now?

Including video clips that are posted on DU too?

Q is real ... he was James Bond's helper who got him "deadly toys"



One more Trump lie ..... new steel plants are opening in PA and all across America

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1025092714839371782

No, U.S. Steel is not opening six new mills as Donald Trump said

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/aug/02/donald-trump/us-steel-not-opening-six-new-mills-donald-trump/

2/27/17 Business Insider Trump's saying 'enemy of the people'-but the phrase has a very ugly history

https://www.businessinsider.com/history-of-president-trumps-phrase-an-enemy-of-the-people-2017-2

Over the last two weeks, President Donald Trump has repeatedly referred to media outlets that he dubbed the "fake news media" as " the enemy of the American People ."

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Though the phrase dates back to Roman times and the reign of Emperor Nero (who was declared "an enemy of the people " by the Roman Senate), it came into use in the modern period during the French Revolution. Ennemi du peuple was used to refer to those who disagreed with the new French government during the "Reign of Terror," a period during which thousands of revolutionairies were executed by guillotine.

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It gained its widest use by Joseph Stalin during the early years of the Soviet Union. In the nation's early years, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin used the term vrag naroda (enemy of the nation/people) to refer to those who disagreed with the ideologies pushed forth by the Bolshevik government and, later, adopted by the newly-formed Soviet Union. This could include anyone from the clergy who did not want to adopt state-enforced atheism to writers to political opposition that questioned the ideologies of the new government. Later picked up by Stalin, such a designation could mean immediate imprisonment or removal to a labour camp.

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"The formula 'enemy of the people was specifically introduced for the purpose of physically annihilating such individuals," Khrushchev said in a 1956 speech to the Soviet Communist Party .
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