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that guy is a real leaker!

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    We lived in the Milwaukee area for about 5 years during the 1980's, and learned a few interesting facts. One is that a "bubbler" is actually a drinking fountain, two is that "ya sure hey there" is an acceptable greeting, and the third was that a "leaker" is a person who is no good.

    Just a few days ago, an NSA contractor with the unlikely name of Reality Winner was arrested by the FBI for leaking classified information related to the Russian hacking of our electoral process.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/alleged-nsa-leaker-may-have-had-plans-to-release-more-feds-say/ar-BBCk2kH?OCID=ansmsnnews11

    Many people, including me, think that she may actually be a hero, but the courts may decide otherwise. Is she a good person or a bad person? Only time will tell, and "the jury is still out" on another former NSA employee named Edward Snowden, who is still living in Russia.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    Ya, hay dare, how's about some donuts n beer.

    No bail set for the winner, they feel she might be a flight risk? It's too late for her to join her brother in Russia, she's being held. Is she good, or bad? who knows? Depends on what she leaked.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Until now the "leaking" is an good thing, especially with an "professional" liar in the White House. Can you imagine that none of the dirty tricks of McConnell would not show up? Like he "fixed" healthcare behind closed doors and wants to sneak it "through" without any Dem's involved. Sorry the GOP are criminals and act as such, because "we the people" allow all of this. Leakers in this government should get "medals" instead of jail; it does prevent total corrupt disasters.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    We lived in the Milwaukee area for about 5 years during the 1980's, and learned a few interesting facts. One is that a "bubbler" is actually a drinking fountain, two is that "ya sure hey there" is an acceptable greeting, and the third was that a "leaker" is a person who is no good.

    Just a few days ago, an NSA contractor with the unlikely name of Reality Winner was arrested by the FBI for leaking classified information related to the Russian hacking of our electoral process.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/alleged-nsa-leaker-may-have-had-plans-to-release-more-feds-say/ar-BBCk2kH?OCID=ansmsnnews11

    Many people, including me, think that she may actually be a hero, but the courts may decide otherwise. Is she a good person or a bad person? Only time will tell, and "the jury is still out" on another former NSA employee named Edward Snowden, who is still living in Russia.

    Yeah, remember a few years ago when republicans were going over the Benghazzi logistics thing when they outed the location of a CIA operation in Libya? What ever happened to that republican leaker? nothing!
  • Independent
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    We all knew Trump when we were in grade school and middle school. He was that kid who excelled at verbal insults and could invent great nicknames for other kids. like "Richard the Retard", "Super Fat Susan", Hand-me-downs Hanson". He always had a few groupies what would follow him around that laugh at his very mean comments.

    Trump loves his insulting labels. His base, were the other kids we knew who loved to laugh when he'd picked on other kids, but deep down, they prayed he never gave them a horrible label.

    Most of these jerks grew up and out of such immaturity, but there are a few, like Trump who remains living in the middle school world where they dominate through the same means of cruelty and manipulation. As president, he does have the power to change the rules to match the way he wants to run things, and he doing pretty much everything he can dump down the presidency to the maturity level of 10 - 13; a state of immaturity maturity where those who are mean\cruel dominate.

    Think about it, the reason he keeps insulting people, lying, creating unnecessary drama for himself is because he does not have the skills\ability\talent to rise up to the standards we expect from all Presidents. So he is doing what he can to lower the standards of being president to match what he does best, and what he does best is what I just described, it's attacking\insulting\belittling others in an effort to make himself look good.

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    I was watching clips from Trump's press conference. I noticed that his body language strongly suggests he was being deceptive.

    One reason his body language gets overlooked is because we are truly seeing who he is when speaking to the press. If anyone is naturally a dishonest person, it's harder to detect because they lean toward being dishonest nearly all the time; they are pathological. Ask any question, and if they can come up an answer that is less than truthful, they will provide that answer rather than tell the true, even if it easier to tell the truth. Trump is that way, it's hard for him to actually speak truthfully because it's more his nature to be deceptive. And at 70 years old, he's not going to change. He may rearrange the deck chairs to look different, but nothing really will change. We could almost say it's not his fault, and we elected him...lol :)

  • Independent
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    video-of-trump-from-1992-surfaces-shows-trump-is-exactly-the-guy-comey-describes

  • Liberal Democrat
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    wwjd and Dutch -- I think you have described Trump accurately. In a way he reminds me of "Biff" the school bully in Back to the Future. From Wikipedia:

    "Biff is a towering, violent and selfish bully who obtains what he wants by intimidating others into doing his work for him, or by cheating. He and his family members have a tendency to misuse idioms in a way that makes them appear stupid and pathetic despite their intention to insult or scare, and all share a disdain for manure. His favorite insult is "butthead"."

    I thought that description fits Trump as well...classic authoritarian bully.

  • Center Left
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    Good find Dutch. That mindset with nearly unlimited power is not a comfortable scenario.

  • Independent
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    I don't know if this fits the "thread", but I saw this morning that Trump had invited all his cronies around the "table" to show how much progress they made in their assigned job. The ALL said that they were honored and "blessed" to serve him and that they had "fantastic' results in their jobs. Even Priebus crawled up his butt all the way. Please bring the barf bucket, what an bunch of total losers. Trump of course was very pleased that they all showed LOYALTY!!! Wow, the dictator got them crawling.
  • Center Left
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    It's posturing because in 18 months we have mid term elections and they're sending a message to anyone near being undecided. I wonder what message Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, and Chuck Schumer will send. Don't hold your breath.
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    Dutch Wrote: I don't know if this fits the "thread", but I saw this morning that Trump had invited all his cronies around the "table" to show how much progress they made in their assigned job. The ALL said that they were honored and "blessed" to serve him and that they had "fantastic' results in their jobs. Even Priebus crawled up his butt all the way. Please bring the barf bucket, what an bunch of total losers. Trump of course was very pleased that they all showed LOYALTY!!! Wow, the dictator got them crawling.

    They are going to be only loyal as long as it to their individual benefit. Most of them are far smarter than Trump and understand they only need to feed his ego to keep him happy a majority of the time. If he is on a rampage, they probably turn on his 60 inch TV and show him clips of himself, or Fox news praising him. :)

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch Wrote: I don't know if this fits the "thread", but I saw this morning that Trump had invited all his cronies around the "table" to show how much progress they made in their assigned job. The ALL said that they were honored and "blessed" to serve him and that they had "fantastic' results in their jobs. Even Priebus crawled up his butt all the way. Please bring the barf bucket, what an bunch of total losers. Trump of course was very pleased that they all showed LOYALTY!!! Wow, the dictator got them crawling.
    Here's a thought, just a thought, Trump gathered all of his cabinet for a get-together session because he realized that he's going down for the 10 count like a boxer, and he wanted to see all of them so he could thank them for the last time before he either resigns or get's thrown out of office. If he fires Mueller, he will definitely look like he and his minions have stuff to hide.
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    lest we forget ...

    it was on this day in 1971 that the Pentagon Papers were first published by the New York Times. Regardless of what you think about leakers in general, there is no question that Daniel Ellsberg should be considered a hero.

    history.com/this-day-in-history/pentago...