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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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You've gotten it backwards: criticizing his weight, hand size, small penis ....

grotesque hair styling etc will begin to trivialize his real, provable, significant shortcomings and crimes. He'll become a fat nasty clown and not the traitorous, incompetent, apparently without scruples and degenerate sexually assaultive solipsist he is.

I'm fat. Want to take a swing at me?

I know this: cheetolini is a lot worse than being overweight. If you think this opinion of mine slimes anyone here on DU I will submit respectfully your concern is as misapplied as it is hyper exagerated.

If you think I don't weigh in on the abomination in the White House on DU you don't know enough about me to short-shrift my character. It just becomes another meaningless character assassination.

We don't want him out because he's fat. We want him out because he is who he is.
Posted by marble falls | Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:32 PM (2 replies)

Nobody's defending cheetolini, but fat shaming is what they do and we ain't they.

Posted by marble falls | Sat Jun 9, 2018, 08:06 AM (1 replies)

Black People Were Enslaved in the US Until as Recently as 1963

Black People Were Enslaved in the US Until as Recently as 1963
By Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer | February 28, 2018 01:25pm ET

https://www.livescience.com/61886-modern-slavery-united-states-antoinette-harrell.html

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White landowners enslaved black Americans for at least a century after the Civil War.

That's the conclusion of decades of research by historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell, who described her findings in a series of interviews for Vice published today (Feb. 28). Harrell has uncovered numerous examples of white people in Southern states entrapping black workers into peonage slavery — slavery justified and enforced through deceptive contracts and debt, rather than claims of ownership — even though peonage was technically outlawed in the United States in 1867, four years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

People enslaved through peonage may not have appeared in any ledgers as belonging to their enslavers, but the experience was indistinguishable in many respects from the brutal practices of the antebellum period. [6 Civil War Myths, Busted]

"I met about 20 people all who had worked on the Waterford Plantation in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana," Harrell told Vice. "They told me they had worked the fields for most of their lives. One way or another, they had become indebted to the plantation's owner and were not allowed to leave the property… At the end of the harvest when they tried to settle up with the owner, they were always told they didn't make it into the black and to try again next year. Every passing year, the workers fell deeper and deeper in debt. Some of those folks were tied to that land into the 1960s."

And Harrell found that the cruelty practiced by modern white enslavers toward the black people they enslaved through peonage was reminiscent of records from the height of chattel slavery. Harrell described the case of Mae Louise Walls Miller, who didn't get her freedom until 1963, when she was about 14. As a child, Miller would get sent up to the landowner's house on the farm where her family was enslaved and "raped by whatever men were present," sometimes alongside her mother.

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Posted by marble falls | Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:16 AM (9 replies)

Manafort Associate Konstantin Kilimnik Indicted In Mueller Probe

Source: huffpo


Manafort Associate Konstantin Kilimnik Indicted In Mueller Probe
The special counsel’s team also added charges against Paul Manafort.
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By Ryan J. Reilly

WASHINGTON ― Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has secured an indictment against a Russian-Ukrainian political consultant who worked with Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Konstantin Kilimnik was named in a superseding indictment on Friday along with Manafort, who is also charged with witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

The indictment alleges that Manafort and Kilimnik “knowingly and intentionally attempted to corruptly persuade” two people “with intent to influence, delay, and prevent the testimony of any person in an official proceeding.”

Mueller’s team has now secured indictments against 20 people, including Manafort, Manafort aide Rick Gates, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos.

Ryan Reilly is HuffPost’s senior justice reporter, covering the Justice Department, federal law enforcement, criminal justice and legal affairs. Have a tip? Reach him at ryan.reilly@huffpost.com or on Signal at 202-527-9261.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/manafort-indictment-konstantin-kilmnik_us_5b1ac1afe4b0adfb8268db07

A question: Cheetolini doesn't read anything......

Whats his Presidential Library going to be like?

Monitors with tweets displayed???

Man shot by dancing FBI agent offered free drinks forever at nightclub

Man shot by dancing FBI agent offered free drinks forever at nightclub

Mile High Spirits said in a release on Monday that he's "welcome at Mile High Spirits to enjoy complimentary drinks forever."
Author: Krystyna Biassou
Published: 5:03 PM MDT June 4, 2018
Updated: 11:53 AM MDT June 5, 2018

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/marion-county/aclu-video-of-oregon-deputy-punching-homeless-man-disturbing-violent/283-561326780

The Denver establishment that was the scene of a now-viral video of an FBI agent whose dancing ended in a gunshot has offered the shooting victim free drinks forever.

Mile High Spirits said in a release on Monday that he's "welcome at Mile High Spirits to enjoy complimentary drinks forever." The victim, who has not been named, was shot around 1 a.m. on Saturday at the LoDo club and bar.

In a video from a witness submitted to 9NEWS, you can see the off-duty FBI agent dancing, then throwing a backflip moments before his gun falls from his waistband holster. When the agent, who 9Wants to Know has learned is 29-year-old Chase Bishop, reaches down to pick it up, the gun fires -- striking a man in the leg. Bishop then casually puts his hands up and walks away from the crowd.

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On Monday, Mile High Spirits sounded off -- saying it was upsetting that Saturday's incident (the only shooting to "ever occur at our establishment" happened "as a result of an FBI agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules."

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Read the entire release from Mile High Spirits below:

At Mile High Spirits, we pride ourselves on being a craft distillery with high quality products and an engaging customer experience, in a fun and safe atmosphere. It is shocking that the only shooting to ever occur at our establishment came about as a result of an FBI agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules. As a result of his misconduct, one of our innocent patrons was shot. Our security team was able to execute a catastrophic event plan, ensuring, safe exit of all patrons in the establishment after the shooting. We are deeply saddened by the events that occurred and look forward to speaking with representatives of the FBI, so we can come to understand his presence and his need to be armed in our establishment. The whole team at Mile High Spirits is praying for the victim’s quick recovery, and he’s welcome at Mile High Spirits to enjoy complimentary drinks forever.
© 2018 KUSA
Posted by marble falls | Tue Jun 5, 2018, 02:59 PM (9 replies)

5 Hurt as Gunman Opens Fire at Football Game in Dallas

Source: NBC 5 Dallas

5 Hurt as Gunman Opens Fire at Football Game in Dallas
Published 4 hours ago | Updated 28 minutes ago

Five people were wounded in a shooting at a football game in the Fair Park neighborhood of Dallas Sunday night, police say.




The shooting occured after "a disturbance broke out between unknown males" before 9:30 p.m. at the Juanita Craft Recreation Center, police said.

Witnesses told police a man walked to the field, got on a moped and drove into the middle of the field where he opened fire on the crowd, officials said. According to police, witnesses reported multiple people began shooting back at the gunman.




Of the five wounded, two women were listed in critical condition, police said. Another woman and two men had injuries not considered life threatening.

Police were working to identify the shooter.

Read more: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/5-Shot-at-Football-Game-in-Fair-Park-484451141.html



2nd Amendment rights, my ass.

California Fails To Restrict Elon Musk's Recreational Flamethrowers


California Fails To Restrict Elon Musk’s Recreational Flamethrowers
Gun advocates battled restrictions on sales of the product in a state recently ravaged by wildfires.
By Mary Papenfuss

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Musk claims his Boring Co. has sold out of its first batch of 20,000 flamethrowers at $500 a pop. He calls the product “Not a Flamethrower” because it’s nothing like military or heavy-duty commercial flamethrowers used for things like agriculture clearing.

Musk’s new toy, which actually looks like an Airsoft gun, has been described as essentially a propane torch, something like a weed-burner already available in hardware stores. But they are shown in a promo video shooting flames at least 2 feet.

ATF says any flamethrower with a flame shorter than 10 ft is A-ok. Our design is max fun for least danger. I’d be way more scared of a steak knife.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2018

Musk has called them “a super terrible idea” in his own marketing promos. It’s not clear why he is offering them for sale ― possibly simply to raise revenue or brand awareness — or what they will actually be when delivered to customers. Sales were initially regarded as a prank, but Musk has announced he’ll begin handing them out at “pickup parties” this month because it’s complicated to ship products with propane. The first party is reportedly scheduled for June 9 in Los Angeles, which last year suffered one of its worst fire seasons.

Customers were told in a Snapchat note picked up on Reddit that they could “toast some marshmallows” or prepare to attack zombies.

About to ship. @BoringCompany holding flamethrower pickup parties in a week or so, then deliveries begin. Check https://t.co/WTl3TOTOkt for details.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 26, 2018

If this is real, I’m outraged and you should be too. If this is a joke, then it’s a terribly insensitive one given that we’re coming off of the worst wildfire season in history. Either way: NOT FUNNY. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. pic.twitter.com/82n00um9Bf
— Miguel Santiago (@SantiagoAD53) January 29, 2018

In response, Santiago introduced a bill requiring permits for the flamethrowers from the state fire marshal (which is already required for larger flamethrowers). Firefighters backed the bill; gun lobbyists didn’t. The bill didn’t make it out of committee last week.

If you can find an extra Not A Flamethrower or two, @elonmusk, we’d love to buy them to lovingly remember torching #AB1949. #FreedomOn https://t.co/t4MBqqAeQI https://t.co/KKWfrSlasB
— Firearms Policy (@gunpolicy) May 30, 2018

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I know it’s a little off-brand, but kids love it
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2017

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