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12:01 AM
not sure where I'd be without the New York Post to read everyday https://nypost.com/2018/12/12/donald-trump-jr-my-dad-once-regifted-me-something-i-gave-him/
It's literally the year after and Trump tries to challenge Jr until he's like "I was the one who got it for you" and the President is definitely Old
 
@TimStone apparently the item in question was a monogrammed shirt
Which, I mean
 
@TimStone this is literally whom among us tho
@Unionhawk ok that is weird
 
@GodEmperorDune same initials though so it works
Extremely cool guy move imo
 
12:17 AM
@Unionhawk lol, there's no way they're the same size
 
@TimStone no
 
.@FLOTUS Melania will be interviewed by @SeanHannity tonight on @FoxNews at 9:00pmE!
sets TV on fire
 
12:50 AM
@Unionhawk sure, except who sees a shirt with a monogram on it and goes "yes i must've bought this for someone else"
 
1:03 AM
In which the governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, goes on a rant against the @courierjournal for partnering with @ProPublica on an investigative project. https://twitter.com/chrisgeidner/status/1073012615176175616
Whew dat thread
 
lol that sociopath
 
1:34 AM
I like that he linked daily caller to support his claim that propublica is a bunch of commies
 
@Unionhawk who runs daily caller again?
 
2:21 AM
@GodEmperorDune caller is Tucker, wire is shapiro
 
@Unionhawk thanks
 
Mail is idk the Murdoch's or whoever
Senate Bill To End U.S. Role In Yemen War Rejected By House Raytheon Executives https://trib.al/JZPsQxu
 
I got mail confused with mirror and it reminded me of Piers Morgan saying he should be Chief of Staff
 
@Unionhawk where is the lie tho
 
That's why I determined it ok to post
because it has a correct analysis
 
2:27 AM
The Lockheed Martin caucus expressed its regret that their voice, also in favour of not ending the war, was not heard
 
 
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3:50 AM
In which Roy Moore’s lawyers, seeking to correct an error in another document, misspell their client’s name. https://twitter.com/big_cases/status/1073056353353195520
lmao, Sacha's name is also wrong, amazing
 
@TimStone veinssssssssssssssss
 
4:11 AM
Speaking of
I’ve now heard from two different sources that @newtgingrich (who was at the White House today) is currently topping the list for the next @realDonaldTrump administration White House Chief of Staff.
 
@GodEmperorDune oh please that's scapegoating the fact that their employees could inject code into production without approval
 
@Memor-X separation of duties and automated systems block that kind of stuff
 
if an employee can't say why they made a certain change then it would rejected, the employee complied with the law anyway even though the back door isn't committed to release
 
@Memor-X i imagine they would hide it in a real change
 
@GodEmperorDune well i'm just going by my own work and that doesn't work
we have it that all check ins must have a TFS task or provide an override reason. if it's not approved we are told to roll it back
every month there is a meeting to review what's been checked in to be promoted to pre-prod environments and another every quarter for production release
sure, we're not working on encrypted messaging but it's a system with lots of eyes and little way for people to sneak stuff in
 
4:22 AM
i think that depends on the size of the codebase, a monthly meeting to review commits where i work would take longer than a month to go through
there is a LOT of code
 
@GodEmperorDune well commits are reviewed by the testers, the monthly/quarterly meets are more just "what tasks are with these change-sets and were they approved"
 
@Memor-X yeah we have mandatory peer reviews and automated code scanning and whatnot
 
A planned stretch of new wall in South Texas may be the first to be built under the Trump administration. It’s likely to be opposed by landowners, a wildlife refuge — and SpaceX. https://nyti.ms/2RUnzKh
 
@TimStone elon_smoking_weed_face.jpg
 
Sure, why not, drag Elon into this it definitely needed to be more dumb
A champion finch with a good pedigree and a strong chirping record can sell for as much as $10,000. And that has made finch smuggling a big business. https://nyti.ms/2RTEhJV
I understand that sentence uses words that make sense but I'm not sold 🤔
 
5:03 AM
@TimStone how about a finch for $9,999.99?
 
5:24 AM
Sean Hannity deleting hundreds of tweets. I’m starting to get that old rats/sinking ship feeling again.
He’s running and/or going to be chief of staff
 
@GodEmperorDune and yet i bet you someone, somewhere, has an archive of everything. that or Wayback Machine
it's just suppressing these people think that deleting tweets/facebook posts/etc means that no one will see them when generally it's the opposite. by deleting it someone is going to get the archive of it and even more people are going to see it
 
Yeah, someone's going to run something that will pick out of the archive all the deleted tweets and publish them
 
@Memor-X yepppppp
 
 
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7:20 AM
White man played NWA's classic hit "F*ck the Police" at an officer who was giving a black man a ticket and the cop got big mad and also wrote him a ticket. The man fought that ticket and won the case: https://trib.al/pCsFuru https://t.co/QEz3RjZoaD
direct action works, yall
 
@GodEmperorDune yeh but would it have been the same outcome if it was a black person playing that song? would it have even been a ticket or "that song is a threat to my life, lethal action authorized"
 
@Memor-X of course it would've been a worse outcome for the black person
this was a white ally using their privilege
 
 
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11:34 AM
CBC.ca: China confirms detention of 2 Canadians.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-confirms-detention-of-2-canadians-1.4944035
RISING WORLD TENSIONS WOOOOO
 
@Wipqozn totally not related to that huawei exec being arrested, just pure coincidence
 
 
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1:58 PM
ONLY ON 4: Workers at the south #Buffalo #Tesla plant are pushing to unionize. Watch News 4 #WakeUp! for more.
 
2:21 PM
I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!
Just incredible how brokenly his brain works
 
We Have To Make Sure the “Green New Deal” Doesn’t Become Green Capitalism: http://inthesetimes.com/article/21632/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-climate-cooperation-jackson-capital
 
3:44 PM
@Memor-X I would still have something auto-delete everything I post on the internet after month if I could. At least make researchers do the work.
@GodEmperorDune Direct action does work but I wouldn't call zero consequences for the officer working.
 
@Kevin Heh, that's been going on pretty much since the beginning
 
3:59 PM
@Yuuki ^ our series on personal inadequacy continues
 
@puzzlepiece87 I suppose in the context of history, that makes a lot of sense. If pregnancy made women completely helpless, we never would've made it out of the Pleistocene.
 
@Yuuki Agreed
 
> best friend died
> uplifting news
🤔
 
> $2,500
 
/r/UpliftingNews is one of those subreddits where it's both heartwarming and deeply dystopian.
 
4:07 PM
> The Atlantic: America Needs to Restore Dignity of Work by Marco Rubio
 
This comment puts it best, I think:
> I call it perseverance porn. Isn't it really great when people have to go to great lengths and sacrifice a lot to overcome a single obstacle in life that shouldn't even still be an obstacle?
>
> "Man with no legs scrapes 50 miles a day back and forth to a pond to gather clean pondwater for his sick immobile wife after manufacturing compaies poisoned all groundwater in his town and then left, leaving them unemployed and without healthcare."
 
I don't want The Atlantic to become Jacobin or anything but how about you just not invite Marco Rubio to write about something he doesn't care or know anything about?
Can't we get more Benjamin Wittes? He writes well.
 
maybe The Atlantic will instead become The Weekly Standard
 
> America Marco Rubio Needs To Restore Dignity of Work
FTFY
 
@Yuuki Commit merged to master
 
4:11 PM
Really, it's probably just a couple hundred words too many about how the common laborer needs to be thankful for their existence at the behest of the Great And Glorious Job Creator and heed their every word.
 
I also don't want the atlantic to become jacobin but that's because I can only handle a certain quantity of Dumb Ostensibly Left Takes
at least "by Marco Rubio" can just be dismissed on its face
my man lost a primary to donald trump lol
 
@Unionhawk He also lost a primary to Ted Cruz Totally Human President For Humans.
 
4:34 PM
> The house was gone, consumed by the November 2018 Woolsey Fire. I met Charlie Santore, a licensed safecracker, flanked by two Ventura County sheriff’s deputies. They had been patrolling the neighborhood in the wake of the still-active wildfire, and Santore’s car, so overloaded with safecracking equipment that its trunk nearly scrapes the ground, was, from a law-enforcement point of view, not reassuring.

While the deputies confirmed his technician’s license, Santore asked one of them to act like he was under arrest. “Fight the power!” Santore joked. As he laughed, I took a picture. Even t
> In 2017, Santore was called to a house near the 405 freeway that was being renovated by a married couple. The safe had been abandoned by its previous owner, and the couple had been living with it for several years until they finally hired someone to crack it open. Why not? According to Santore, it was the craziest thing he’d ever seen, filled with Bulgari necklaces and Cartier jewels, easily six figures’ worth.
> Santore was called out to the house of a client suffering from dementia. At one point, the son stepped outside to take a phone call. The owner, having forgotten that he hired a safecracker, stepped around the corner to see us squatting next to each other in the closet, fiddling with his safe. Startled, the man said an awkward hello; after we reminded him who we were, he reintroduced himself. In another scenario, I realized, that moment could have gone very badly.
> The 34-year-old Wayne Winton from Tri-County Locksmith once saw an old safe being used as a side table at a Colorado newspaper office. Nobody knew what was inside. Winton offered to crack it—and when the door swung open, they found unpublished photos of the serial killer Ted Bundy.
 
@puzzlepiece87 Well, that's gotta suck for next year's taxes.
 
@Yuuki Too bad a story like that probably goes in some generic category like Income - Other
Bring back Income - Treasure Chests imo
 
But have you not technically owned it for many years and so don't have to declare it until you sell it?
 
I could see it being considered as part of the purchase of the house.
 
@Ronan Probably! In the US, do you have to pay taxes if your house appreciates and you sell it and move somewhere else? And they probably have different taxes for primary residence vs house flipping.
Like, I assume you already paid taxes when you bought it or something.
 
4:48 PM
I don't remember the tax obligations very well, but the big issue with being gifted expensive items is that if you're over the gift tax threshold, you have to pay taxes on the value of the item.
And for expensive items, you'd probably have to sell the item to be able to pay the taxes, depending on your income.
Which is why if you really want to super-generous to your friends, you just gift them money rather than a really nice car. Because they can just take a portion of the money to pay for taxes whereas they'd probably have to sell the car at a loss since vehicles depreciate as soon as they're off the lot.
Or at least I think that's how it works.
 
I think you are right but am no expert
 
5:03 PM
Just wanted to casually let you all know that right now a movement in France is being appropriated to advance a pro-oil, anti-climate change, anti-immigration, Nationalist movement - en masse - across Canada. And they are set to demonstrate across the country on Saturday.
 
5:21 PM
@Unionhawk Bingo!
 
@Unionhawk With any luck this will be one of those "a dozen people showed up" affairs.
 
@TimStone "just say right wing this is taking forever"
 
Dousing myself in oil and setting myself on fire before I can get a tax rebate from carbon tax income to own the libs
 
@puzzlepiece87 interesting piece
 
5:40 PM
@Unionhawk holy snap that excerpt
35k members, gross uuggggh
 
preempting pedantry on "anti-climate change" btw
 
@Unionhawk Honestly "anti-" looks really weird on two word phrases
Like it sounds good, but in text it looks kind of weird
like anti-bear unions looks like a union for people against bears, instead of a group opposed to bears forming unions (which they have every right to do, gosh darn it)
 
anti-climate change is ambiguous, obviously here meaning "against the concept as a thing that is happening", but could also mean "wants to continue to survive on this planet"
 
Ash
@Unionhawk greaaaaaat
I mean...I guess identifying bigots and Nazi types is easier when they're all in safety vests.
 
yeah I think future marshals are going to have to use orange for a while lol
 
5:50 PM
NEWS: the House just passed via unanimous consent the final anti-sexual harassment /workplace rights bill. After passing the original version earlier this year, this is a momentous day.
To be clear, only for Congress
But Ryan spox so
Anyway, goes to Trump to sign now
Outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's not a fan of farewell speeches, "but I want to respect the tradition—especially since I've witnessed so many Senate traditions crumble."
lol, shade
 
@TimStone That's ironic
 
xd
 
Doesn't apply to him though so he'll probably be fine with it, at least
I mean there's little to say he's not making it up for the sake of the act despite claiming otherwise, but uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Love for my president to crush up adderall and snort it and then invite teenage pageant contestants to his suite, apparently
Well alright then
 
6:12 PM
Not @TheOnion! Actual memo just released from the Dept. of Homeland Security. Some poor schmuck was forced to type this drivel. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/12/12/walls-work
lol
 
@TimStone poor intern
 
That... looks like the result of one of those addons that replaces words with other words
The syntax is wrong
 
Ash
Yeah, the language is wonky
Oh, no, it's there.
 
I really can't imagine anyone cares about this besides Trump himself so this is written solely for him except he also doesn't read
 
> On Sunday when a violent mob of 1,000 people stormed our Southern border
What the fuck
That "article" is pure propaganda
 
6:21 PM
violent mob of 1k, heh, you mean the united states army
 
With regard to the Butina plea it looks like Erickson is preeeetty screwed. Paul though, not Erick, although also Erick on account of being Erick son of Erick
Trump's also out here trying to say he didn't pay AMI despite Cohen having it on tape, admitting to it, and AMI reaching an agreement on the issue with prosecutors
 
@SaintWacko how was babby formed
 
@Yuuki How build wall
 
@TimStone uhhh pretty sure his mother and/or his stepfather killed his dad
 
Or it was the house, which is haunted. But no they definitely did it
 
6:28 PM
Probably "and".
Or at least the mother was involved.
I mean, dude was buried in his own house.
 
Sen @JimInhofe is handing out these paper card statements when asked by reporters about this story about buying defense stocks after pushing for military spending (he spoke to us, as well): https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-james-inhofe-bought-defense-stock-days-after-pushing-for-record-pentagon-spendingthen-dumped-it-when-asked-about-it
lol just send out a press release my dude wtf are you spending money printing cards for?
Narrator: It would turn out he also had investments in the card stock company
 
my "not involved in insider trading" shirt is causing a lot of questions already answered by the shirt
 
> to reverse the trade short-sell
 
@Wipqozn It's Facebook and right-wing though so with any luck it's a bunch of fake accounts.
 
 
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8:30 PM
In defiance of @POTUS, the @GOP-controlled Senate approves a resolution calling for an end to US military involvement in the Saudi-led response to the war in #Yemen.
While it seems unlikely the House will change course, it could come up again next session. Not looking great for MBS to just shrug his way through things, at any rate
Who could have predicted Jared's advice wouldn't help?
Dozens of bomb threats being reported at news outlets, government buildings, banks, libraries, schools and other businesses across the US, various local media and police depts. report.
Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down pension law that prompted massive teacher walkouts http://hill.cm/Vs8ZY6O
 
8:45 PM
lol
 
> Republican legislators pushed for the bill by turning an 11-page sewer bill into the 291-page pension bill, arguing that the readings as a sewer bill counted for the required three
 
this is bc they remembered in november
 
I didn't realise that part of it, lol, wtf
 
Yeah, it was a whole thing
I didn't realize it was they decided an amended version counted as previously read (which is obviously false)
but there were "this is a shitty bill lol" jokes going around the ky120 group
 
It's really depressing all these evil plans are also so incredibly dumb, like just half-assing your screwing over of people seems likely enough to work you don't have to put real effort into it
 
8:50 PM
@TimStone Agreed, that has been one of the most depressing points of eternal 2016 for me
 
It's hard to keep up with matt bevin's shit
the medicaid work requirement stuff was just awful
And I think is on hold?
who fucking knows
the commonwealth sure as shit doesn't
I believe that's held in court at the moment
hopefully it holds long enough for DSA Cincy to run a candidate for governor in 2019 (yes I think that's a stupid idea too)
 
9:16 PM
@Unionhawk Is DSA Cincy involved in Kentucky because KY doesn't have any cities big enough to form a chapter?
 
We are involved in KY because Newport and Covington exist
Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green have chapters or organizing committees
 
Ah got it, Cincinnati is right on the border
 
Yep
 
Searching "newport kentucky" showed me the right map snippet to understand the situation instantly
 
newport is an interesting town
it's an interesting town to canvass in because you can literally answer "how would we pay for it" by pointing across the river at the Great American Tower
meanwhile, S.J.Res.54 has passed in the senate
#BREAKING: The Senate passed a bipartisan resolution directing the President to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen – a strong rebuke to Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration.
I don't have a total or a list of notables, the last meaningful total was the motion to proceed to consideration of the measure in the senate passed 60-39
which is not to be confused with cloture from what I'm reading, it looked like that one just required a simple majority
lol:
> S.Amdt.4080 Amendment SA 4080 proposed by Senator Young. (consideration: CR S7488-7503; text: CR S7488) To clarify that this resolution prohibits United States Armed Forces from refueling non-United States aircraft conducting missions as part of the ongoing civil war in Yemen.
 
9:54 PM
“Federal prosecutors have asked Rick Gates about the fund’s spending and its donors, according to people familiar with the matter. Gates has met with prosecutors from the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office and the special counsel’s office.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-inauguration-spending-under-criminal-investigation-by-federal-prosecutors-11544736455
lol imagine things coming full circle and the underwhelming size of the crowd somehow becoming a fact of the court
missed this earlier: Dana Rohrabacher launching a consulting firm with aide Paul Behrends https://www.wsj.com/articles/defeated-republican-rep-rohrabacher-considers-starting-consulting-firm-11544619601 yes, the Paul Behrends who was fired from HFAC last year after revelations of murky Russia stuff https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/russian-anti-sanctions-campaign-turned-to-california-congressman/534102/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/top-rohrabacher-aide-fired-after-russia-revelations/534288/
Of course
 
@TimStone Ah, the new IRA is staffed in the US apparently. Hopefully we get the same number of indictments.
 
SCOOP from @svdate: Trump is considering Kushner for chief of staff. Kushner met with Trump Wednesday about the job http://bit.ly/2PCarHN
Ahahahahahahahaha
 
10:13 PM
@TimStone Yes please Jared, do more crimes and find your way to jail.
 
10:35 PM
'Your sacrifices don't go unnoticed,' First lady Melania Trump tells returning troops and their families during a visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis https://t.co/afeTu43OHv
video unrelated
and extremely good
 
11:02 PM
The Trump gov't put out a call, asking legal immigrants to sponsor some of the 1,000's of kids in cages. Desperate to help, 170 kind ppl stepped up, hoping to finally free the kid from captivity. Turns out, it was a sting operation. Then came the arrests. https://www.wonkette.com/totally-non-evil-ice-arrests-170-immigrants-trying-to-free-kids-from-baby-jails
 
11:28 PM
@Unionhawk what the actual fuck?
 
11:48 PM
@Unionhawk Holy shit
 
@Unionhawk Don't they realize that all this does is make them look evil? And ensures that people won't help the government in the future?
 

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