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  1. chare

    As a first generation American..

    Where exactly in this article does it state that any North Carolina Republican admitted to suppressing any Black vote?
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    Presidential Election 2020

    From 2003.
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    Presidential Election 2020

  4. Kirstjen Nielsen leaving position as homeland security secretary, Trump says
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    The Congressional Thread

    Do you consider claims made at an event sponsored by Move On, by a sitting member of the House of Representative that “…we're gonna go in there and we're going to impeach the motherf****r…” incongruent with our rule of law and constitutional rights as well? New House Democrat Rashida Tlaib: 'We're gonna impeach the motherf****r'
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    The Congressional Thread

    What exactly are you trying to say?
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    Media behaving badly

    Jesse Smollett.
  8. 49 killed in mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    As has be posted here many times, tone and intent are sometimes difficult to determine from a written statement. Just as my post came across as “combative and rude," which was not my intent, your post came across as I’ll informed and condescending. Which after reading your response to my post, I see was not your intent. Strikes colors and withdraws from field of battle.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Not my intent to be either combative or rude, and if you took the tone of my post as either, I apologize. As for life in the military. While on duty or in uniform at all times, either on or off duty, all branches of the service have specific rules of conduct and regulations to be followed. And while some of them might seem overly strict or somewhat onerous, there are valid reasons when you consider the mission of, and unique requirements of military service. Off duty, aside from the fact that some areas are more strictly enforced (e.g., drug and alcohol abuse) service members engage in most of the activities enjoyed by their non-military contemporaries. As to “specific regulations” addressing lawn maintenance and appearance, this can be true. However, this is no different from the rules and regulations issued by many home owners associations or rental communities; some of which are enforced as vigorously, or more so than those on base. As far as color of curtains that can be displayed, I’ve never encountered this in regards to family housing. For single military personal living in the barracks the regulations are somewhat more strict, but in 8 years of barracks living while on active duty I never encountered any that I found particularly unreasonable.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Yes, I do have a specific disagreement. And no, prior service in the military is not necessarily a requisite for having knowledge of the service. If you are discussing equipment, the budget, operational matters, deployment, or many of the many similar categories, then no, prior service is not required. However, you wrote very specific comment that ex military were “accustomed to living in communities completely controlled by someone else, where they are afforded very few choices in external appearances or conduct.” This implies some knowledge of a military lifestyle, and I was curious as to what you based this opinion on. Especially considering that it isn’t reflective of my 20 years in the Marine Corps.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    And you base this conclusion on how many years of active duty military service?
  13. chare

    2018 Elections

    N.C. board declares a new election in contested House race after the GOP candidate admitted misspeaking under oath
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    Media behaving badly

    I doubt you will. I think some of this comes from a couple of studies that were reported in the last 4 or 5 years. First, a survey of journalists conducted by the Indiana University. In the most recent survey, conducted in 2013, 7.1% percent of respondents identified as Republican; compared with 28.1% that identified as Democrat. Both were the lowest percentages reported in the 5 surveys that had been conducted. Slightly more than half (50.2%) identified as independent and 14.6% as other; both the highest of the 5 surveys. Just 7 percent of journalists are Republicans. That’s far fewer than even a decade ago Another survey, Faculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology published in Econ Journal Watch investigated the voter registration of faculty in the Economics, History, Journalism/Communications, Law, and Psychology departments at 40 universities. The abstract states that 7243 individuals were investigated, with party registration found for 3577 (3623 Democratic and 314 Repbulican). The results showed an overall Democratic:Republican faculty registration of 11.5:1.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Not an illegal immigrant; a legal immigrant without a proper work visa.
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    Media behaving badly

    Media Bias/Fact Check, a source occasionally cited here, rated Mediaite as having a left bias.
  17. You do realize that she won't be eligible, don't you?
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I'll try really, really hard not to. Oh well, I've always got the Great Pumpkin to believe in.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    They aren't? Next, I suppose you're going to tell me Santa Clause isn't real?
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Mr. Flynn is a retired lieutenant general, was a previous director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and was Mr. Trump's national security advisor. And he let two FBI agents "set him up?" Sorry, while that might make a good headline, I find that it hard to believe.
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    2018 Elections

    The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has yet to certify the results of the NC 9th congressional district after receiving "claims of numerous irregularities and concerted fraudulent activities related to absentee mail ballots." There at two allegations that a person, or persons, affiliated with the Republican party and/or Mr. Harris' campaign were involved in the unauthorized collection or completion of, and ppssible disposal of ballots voting for Mr. McCready. Although claiming to support "...support any efforts to investigate allegations of irregularities and/or voter fraud, as long as it is fair and focuses on all political parties." Mr. Harris, as well as Mr. Woodhouse, executive director of the NC Republican party, have both called for the election results to be certified immediately, claiming that the number of votes was smaller that the 905 vote margin of Mr. Harris victory. Certification in limbo in N.C. House race as fraud investigation continues N.C. election officials plan hearing over fraud concerns in U.S. House race, raising possibility of new election Alleged fraud clouds North Carolina's 9th District vote. Is a new election possible? Second woman says she was paid to collect absentee ballots in North Carolina House race
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    The Caravan

    I have no problem with that. However, this should be based upon a calm, orderly presentation to one of the ports of entry. As the process is supposed to work. And while illegal entry into the country has no bearing on the application process, a mad rush toward the border is only going to be met with resistance. Again, I agree with this, once they have presented to the port of entry, and made their application for asylum. While they remain on the Mexican side of the border, shouldn't the Mexican government have some responsibility in providing care? Especially considering that they allowed entry and passage of the caravan? Which international law did we violate? As they were all reported to have been wearing helmets and body armor, as well as carrying protective shields, I agree that the risk of personal injury was slight. However, it was also a matter of protecting the border. Would you agree that the U.S. has the right to protect their border, and control how immigrants enter? This is a good question, especially considering that this is not the first caravan to approach the border.
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    The Caravan

    Let's take any action, or lack of action, of the previous administration out of the discussion. If a group of individuals ignored law enforcement officials in Mexico, and rushed our border throwing rocks and other objects at our border patrol officers, what do you think an appropriate response would ve?
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    Climate Change: Coming to Your Hospital Soon

    I'm not blaming the EPA for the pollution. The EPA had been working with Environmental Restoration LLC, a contracted private cleanup crew at the Gold King Mine to mitigate a leak into Cement Creek. While the cleanup crew on site was attempting to install drainage pipes the containment wall was breached, allowing the spill into the Animas River. After the incident, the EPA accepted responsibility, although I'm unsure why, exactly as I've read conflicting reports as to whether it was EPA personnel, or employees of Environmental Restoration. If tha latter, it would seem that they should be responsible. This is an ongoing problem with many abandoned gold mines in Colorado, with either active or potential leaching of hazardous materials. The EPA nominated this site for superfund designation during the early 1990s, without success. Apparently there was a lack of community support, which might have contributed. Had this site been designated as a superfund site funds might have been available earlier.
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