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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:59 PM
Number of posts: 9,685

About Me

I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Happy 4th July to all my friends across the pond!

Although I will always maintain that we Brits actually won the war, have a lovely day.
I mean you got all our religious right cray cray nuts in engage for freedom and you all have had to live with that ever since… RESULT for the Bits. Yay! LOLOLOLOL
Have a great day chaps, chapettes and everyone in between 😊



Contempt for the conman, Compassion for the conned.

There is a popular radio personality in the UK who uses this term all the time re the idiots that fell for the Brexit Bollocks and voted wholly against their own interests in that referendum cause freedum, johnny furgner and empire! It can also be applied to the MAGA cult in the same way. And I want to get on board with that, and sometimes I can. And then you see an image like the one below and know that these MAGA supporters and hardline Brexiteers, actively sought to be conned so they could their worst selves, irrespective of their actions on the wider communities in which they live, and yeah so, no, compassion be damned.



Good grief there is none so blind as those who willingly and actively refuse to see.

Arizona Republicans faced pressure from Trump and allies following election, records show

Newly released records show the top Republicans in Arizona’s largest county dodged calls from Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of the 2020 election, as the then-president sought to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in key battleground states.

The records from Maricopa county, first obtained by the Arizona Republic, shed light on another state where Trump, his attorneys and others mounted a behind-the-scenes pressure campaign on Republican officials overseeing elections. Days before Congress certified Biden’s win on 6 January, Trump pressed Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to find enough votes to overturn Biden’s win there.
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Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward....
“We need you to stop the counting.”
“Can we talk today now that the lawsuit is over? There are so many abnormalities that must be adjudicated. I know the Republican board doesn’t want to be remembered as the entity who led the charge to certify a fraudulent election.”
“Sounds like your fellow Repubs are throwing in the towel. Very sad. And unAmerican.”
“Seems you’re playing for the wrong team and people will remember. WRONG team.”

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/03/arizona-republicans-faced-pressure-from-trump-and-allies-following-election-records-show|]

They hate democracy.

...and people are concerned about the cost of going green.



Status quo is not going to cut it anymore, hey?

These men have turned our country into a clown car.

https://twitter.com/mrjamesob/status/1411217977471553538

You got a peerage for negotiating it. Disowning it now makes you look ridiculous & the U.K. pathetic. And it’s only six months since @BrandonLewis was lying through his teeth about the border. ‘Untrustworthy’ doesn’t come close. These men have turned our country into a clown car.


They are having a laugh...

Meanwhile, on the ground at home, marching season is under way, bonfires are being piled high and the loyalist communities are in an incredibly angry mood. The unionists and loyalists get to be pissed off IMO. It was always going to have to be a wet border in the Irish sea once Brexit was the referendum result, but this does not negate the level of vulnerability and betrayal these communities feel in both local and national political leaders – DUP and Boris alike.

I wrote at the time of Brexit that the impact on the stability of the peace process was significantly underplayed by the leave team. And now here we are with these absolute fuckers wagging their English nationalist supremacist fingers at Ireland re the GFA and the integrity of the EU border. A deal they hailed as genius as they waived the protocol through Parliament with nary a look at the detail and stability on the island of Ireland be damned.


Don't be a Ted Crud. Be a Jimmy Carter.



Upholds democracy v actively works to destroy democracy
Actual Christian v Fake Christian
Actual President v A Never President
Love Match Marriage v Whatever the fuck that is

As insurrectionists turn into snitches for federal prosecutors, circle tightens around conspirators

As the number of participants in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection turning state’s witnesses against their fellow rioters keeps adding up, so does the evidence against their cohorts—particularly the people who conspired to lead the siege of Congress. Along the way, the evidence also piles up demonstrating that, contrary to apologists like Tucker Carlson and Glenn Greenwald, these people brought guns and other dangerous weapons to Washington and were preparing to use them.

Two insurrectionists cut plea deals with prosecutors this week: Mark Grods, a 54-year-old Oath Keeper from Alabama, and Graydon Young, 55, another Oath Keeper from Florida. Both men are believed to be providing evidence in the conspiracy case against the 15 other Oath Keepers charged in the riot, one that prosecutors have been gradually building and may eventually encompass the group’s founder and leader, Stewart Rhodes.

[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/7/1/2037949/-As-insurrectionists-turn-into-snitches-for-federal-prosecutors-circle-tightens-around-conspirators|]
Much more at the link

Gotta love how they are eating their own. No honour amongst thieves, or Nazi's it seems...

Stealing the language of inflicted violence from actual victims to claim 'victimhood' status is peak

white supremacy…



Male, pale, stale and their enablers created the descriptors for the violence they have unleashed through the generations and now are stealing the language of their violence to describe their supposed victim status. Heh. There is no white male persecution and so they steal the language of those they persecuted to describe their fictious persecution. Peak privilege and diminishing the experience of real victims of violence by their hands in one fell swoop. Heh.

"Yah, ok..hmm..yah..ok..Wait..HOLY SHIT!" The Trump Org is in deep, deep trouble.

https://twitter.com/kurteichenwald/status/1410676547124707336
Full thread by Kurt Eichenwald, @kurteichenwald for those who don't go onto the twitter verse.

As someone who has written for decades about corporate crime, I was reading the Trump O/Weisselberg indictment going, "Yah, ok..hmm..yah..ok..Wait..HOLY SHIT!" The Trump Org is in deep, deep trouble. And not because of the criminal charges. Because of its bank loan covenants.../1

...in fact, if even the smallest bit of this case is true, I think the Trump Org could be dead. It's complicated, but it primarily pertains to the 12th count of the indictment.
Taking this a step at a time: Like most real estate companies, the Trump Org is horribly illiquid...2

...this means it cannot readily convert its assets into cash as needed. Worse, because of the incredible incompetence and business idiocy of Trump, cash on hand (and access rapid loans through what is known as the commercial paper market) is small. So, the company survives.../3

...on loans against assets. Trump originally depended on bank loans, then jumped into high-yield (junk) bond market, which is why so many of his businesses went bankrupt: Junk bonds gave him lots of cash to spend, but he was too stupid to apply an analysis beyond "I'm great".../4

...to figure out how he was going to generate enough cash to pay interest on bonds. He couldn't. With his dad, he tried laundering money through Trump Castle to get past a requirement with his bank loans brought on by his junk debt, but got caught. Everything crashed down.../5

...so, the bottom line: Trump knows how to borrow money, he doesn't know how to manage it. Then came The Apprentice, which gave him lots of cash. Of course, he spent it all, then used assets he purchased as security to borrow from banks on apparent assumption that "I'm great"...6

...would fix any cash flow problems. He now has huge amounts of debt against assets that are plummeting in value because of January 6 and his toxic brand name. He *needed* the presidency to survive financially. I have always believed, that is why he is so desperate to keep it...7

....because if he was president, he could hit up the Russians, Saudis, etc to bail him out. Now, with him toxic and a threat to the country, those nations know that any secret payments they make to him run a huge risk of being discovered.
Which brings us to today's charges...8

...all bank loans with a business come with "lending covenants." These are basically a series of requirements, some of which include "you'll behave" in minor character. But *the most important part* of any loan covenant is the "books and records" portion. It is included in.../9

...every covenant for a bank loan to a business. The terms are simple: You maintain truthful books and records, you attest to us that they are truthful, and we are allowed to review them at any time. There is no "You can lie *just a little bit* on your books and records".../10

...it's all or nothing, like pregnancy: You either are or you arent. The books and records either are truthful or they aren't. Which brings us to count 12, which I think you can now understand the significance of:


...Forget Weisselberg. That is every every corporate defendant, every entity that could have a loan covenant in its name. Every Trump Org bank lender in the world, right now, is looking at this indictment, looking at their covenants, and calling the Trump Org demanding.../12

...they turn over every relevant book and record pertaining to these issues. If they refuse...BOOM. Loans pulled. If they do and the banks don't like what they see...BOOM. Loans pulled. If the loans come due (which 100s of millions do next year) no way they get refinanced..../13

...there may be something I am missing here, but I do not see how the Trump Org survives this without some sort of corrupt deal overseas. But even that seems far-fetched. Instead, it may be the biggest real estate corp bankruptcy in history..../14

......and given that those of us who covered his business for decades - back when he was a democrat/reform party/whoever would have him - and always knew he was a crook, all I can say is, what the hell took so long?

Emphasis mine

Seems like the Trump house of cards built on lies and grift is about to come down... oh my! How long before the bailiffs are knocking on the door of Mar A Largo?



What a glorious day that will be!!!
Please let this analysis be right on the nose.

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