Can you smell that smell?

Something stinks to high heaven in Washington DC. I mean it stinks even more than the usual compost heap called DC.

I opened up my Twitter account and to what do my shell shocked eyes, do I see?

So I went to the linked article which is posted at True Pundit and I was gobsmacked.

New video and intelligence from Crowdsource the Truth emerged Monday when editor Jason Goodman visited the law offices of Awan’s attorney. A law firm official acknowledged Awan was inside the office but would not allow him to speak on camera. According to several sources, Awan has been answering the phones at the law firm for untold weeks, possibly longer.

Whether paid or unpaid, it’s absolutely stunning in any legal realm.

I am absolutely amazed that this is not an ethical violation on the part of the attorney, but then this is Washington DC or the Swamp.

The Awans are being protected by a lot of very powerful people. It makes you wonder.

Imran Awan had the highest security clearance possible for an IT staffer. He was vouched for by not only DWS but other Democrats also vouched for him without his having to undergo a background check. I am starting to think Imran Awan might be a CIA asset.

Read the article. True Pundit is a conservative site, but I have found the information they publish to be reliable in the past.

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Wink's picture

what's-her-name Schultz walking so smug, ignoring the inquirer.
She knows she walks away from this, walks away from 2016, with her middle finger in the air to all those Berniecrats that "fucked Hillary's campaign."
"That's right, mofo's. I'm not guilty. F. U.!"

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I met a woman who answered phones for the small law firm that was representing her husband, who was in prison.

The Awans are scum bags, but I'm not sure this would be considered an ethics violation. Maybe an attorney will stop by and give their opinion.

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@Deja @Deja standards to hire an accused to work. I have hired accused felons to paint my barns, mow the office lawn, repair the a/c, etc...to either help them pay off their attorney's fees, or to just earn money they lost while sitting in jail, awaiting bail.
That said, hiring a particularly notorious defendant would be awful for business.
Gowen must have a clientele of insiders or ignoramuses that just don't give a shit who is on the law office phones and computers.
The DC police pretty much destroying the evidence by breaking the chain of custody is the real story. Bet if you do a search, you would discover that turning over the key evidence of a crime to the wrong place and person has never happened in that constabulary.
That is what makes this case lend itself to conspiracy analysis.
My friends, that just does not happen in the real police/prosecutor/defense attorney world. Defense attorneys usually schedule a time to go to the evidence room to examine physical evidence and are accompanied by police and usually a prosecutor.
Computer forensics is even more monitored and restricted.

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@on the cusp
I hadn't thought about how it would look for business. And, I didn't know about the missing evidence, unless you're talking about the laptop in the little phone booth thing at some building . . . Ugh, I can't remember much of anything, actually.

Thanks for clarification. Smile

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@Deja who gave the lap top to Gowen instead of the AG.
Now, ethically, if I had accepted the murder weapon in my office from the local Sheriff and kept it, I would be commenting from my prison cell.
And so would the local Sheriff.

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@on the cusp
Wow! No, I did not know about that. Just wow! Shok

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@on the cusp @on the cusp
create a copy of a computer's harddrive and do analysis from the copy -- preserving the original harddrive as evidence.

So it really is a question of what was given to Gowen. I suppose if the data on the computer is evidence, then a defense attorney has a right to see it (true?). I'm not a lawyer so I'm guessing on that. But yeah, he should not have been given the original laptop.

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Given what I stated above, I'm not buying this claim from the True Pundit article. It does not sound like chain of custody was breached.

"A laptop belonging to Imran Awan was supposed to be turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the case by Capitol Police. Instead, the police turned the laptop’s contents over to Gowen’s office, ultimately tainting the chain of custody and rendering any evidence as useless."

PS. I am not a Awan fanboy. My guess is that he is guilty as sin. But these conservo news rags (ex True Pundit ) like to throw crap against the wall to see what sticks.

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@Citizen Of Earth copy the hard drive. If we had been given the lap top, we would have been accused of removing and replacing it.
No AG tech had seen or copied the hard drive. How could they be sure it was the original?

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@on the cusp I was hoping someone would clarify this for us. I really appreciate your input. Smile

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@on the cusp

about the server going missing. How often does this happen that you know of?

A laptop belonging to Imran Awan was supposed to be turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the case by Capitol Police. Instead, the police turned the laptop’s contents over to Gowen’s office, ultimately tainting the chain of custody and rendering any evidence as useless.

Thanks for weighing in on this for us. You rock!

I didn't see that you had already said something about that.

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@snoopydawg @snoopydawg NEVER EVER.
I have only had two computer-related crime cases in my career. Porn stuff. My experts had shake downs, court orders, either an FBI agent in the room with them, or a Texas Ranger.
One case was just porn. The second was child porn.

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@Deja

Not sure about ethics I met a woman who answered phones for the small law firm that was representing her husband, who was in prison.

With a small criminal law firm, that woman just might be working off her hubby's legal bill. Or drawing a staffer's paycheck when hubby left her sans livelihood when he went to prison. Both of these are honest, ethical possibilities.

OTOH, with the Awans, I fear that unethical is the assumption to make in the absence of hard direct evidence.....

Bad

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whether the lawyer, as stated in the OP, being '...Chris Gowen, a close former aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton ...', is being reimbursed (this perhaps buried within 'extra expenses' under unspecified 'legal fees') for hiring Imran Awan, and if the wages paid him for answering the office phone compare with what DWS was paying/planning on paying him after some of the facts started coming out - when he wasn't supposed to be able to access the violated Dem computers anymore and was supposed to be going back to Pakistan.

I seem to recall that and his family were earning much higher wages than was typical for the other IT personnel there, and - now that DWS apparently isn't paying/a conduit for money funneled to him - rather suspect that Awan isn't getting an average receptionist's wage for manning the legal office phones...

https://www.dangerous.com/25064/wasserman-schultz-pay-awan/

Report: Wasserman Schultz Intended To Pay Imran Awan Even While He Was A Fugitive
Staff Writer
By Staff Writer
Posted on July 30, 2017

Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz reportedly intended to pay beleaguered IT staffer Imran Awan even after he fled to Pakistan to escape the FBI’s tightening probe into his alleged fraud and mishandling of confidential information.

This latest allegation comes from The Daily Caller, which cites public statements and congressional pay records as evidence to support the claim that not only would Wasserman Schultz have continued to pay Awan if the FBI hadn’t arrested him last week; she also knew that Awan’s wife – who is also a suspect in all this – had also already fled the country.

Further, according to The Associated Press, Awan’s lawyer had actually informed the House of the man’s impending travel.

“In all, six months of actions reveal a decision to continue paying a man who seemingly could not have been providing services to her, and who a mountain of evidence suggests was a liability,” The Daily Caller reports.

“Records also raise questions about whether the Florida Democrat permitted Awan to continue to access computers after House-wide authorities banned him from the network Feb. 2,” the report continues.

This would mean he had access to all confidential emails sent and received by Wasserman Schultz.

“Not only did she keep him on staff after the ban, but she also did not have any other IT person to perform necessary work that presumably would have arisen during a months-long period, according to payroll records,” The Daily Caller. ...

Come to that, was DWS being reimbursed for paying Awan, since presumably the American public would not have been charged for his pay after his ban - and if so by whom? Might the answer potentially lead to more explanations than the mere fact of a name? (With the Clintons involved, though, quite likely laundered through one of their multiple other Foundations.)

Funny how often appropriate-to-circumstances music plays...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDuVsAmCvX4&list=RDeDuVsAmCvX4&start_rad...

Siouxsie & The Banshees : Something Wicked : AUDIO Punk Vinyl

Personally, I'm wondering if he's part of a vital informational link to the global web of The Psychopaths That Be, et al... the Clintons certainly ensured that such as State national defense info was globally accessible, hot off the plate, on Hillary's private server, before this.

That would include the afore-mentioned CIA, of course, but there was seemingly more than that involved in such as the ongoing Gladios terrorist network, wasn't there? All those oligarchs in multiple countries, often seemingly somehow assisted by (US-PTB-preferred) policy against the public interest in gaining incredible wealth and power to suppress the 'left' and drain the various publics even more to their own further excessive gain...

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I sure smell the stink. One more putrid than the other.

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Russia Gate is all that the democrats and the media have talked about for over a year while ignoring the biggest intelligence scandal in I don't know how long. That there's even a plea deal on the table for the Awans is stunning after what we "know" they did. But how much do we not know about this spy vs spy episode?

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@snoopydawg There are very few people who are following this scandal. But snoopydawg is one of them and I value her input and information.

This is the real scandal in Washington DC. Luke Rosiak is the only print (digital version) reporter following this. Congressional members of both parties have pled ignorance to the existence of the Awan scandal. I wonder why.

Perhaps it is because the Awans are CIA assets rather than just your run of the mill foreign spies.

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that, but it makes sense.
@gulfgal98
As for, "why would an ex-Clintonista... "
Prolly becuz the only ex-Clintonistas are dead Clintonistas, loyalty above all else. Something I'm sure Luke Rosiak knows, so... strange that he would ask. And Awan knows where the bodies are buried. If he goes down Her goes down. Along with DWS. So, again... The Beltway takes care of its own. Even spies apparently. CIA or otherwise.
"Mr. Gowan's office. Awan speaking... "
"Awan, my man! Just the man I was looking for! This is George Dubya, and I've got some IT issues... Wondered if I could fly you down... "

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@gulfgal98 @snoopydawg

BINGO! and ISI What a dreadful web we weave...

Thanks for keep us informed and this story featured here!

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the Clintons and the whole Congress are CIA assets.

The Military Industrial Complex, Big Oil, Big War, and their taxpayer-underwritten Banks, run this country, and when their IT guys get exposed running dirt for their CIA operations chiefs, they act dumbfounded that we didn't understand this. Nothing unusual to see here because this is nothing unusual. I have the feeling Congress and the rest of the beltway don't understand why people like us are bothered by this. This is business as usual, as always, as it ever was.

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@Linda Wood posting this for duscussion.

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@Linda Wood And now record number of former intelligence and CIA folks, ie "deep staters" are planning on running as Democrats for various Congressional seats.

They say once CIA, always CIA.

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to the rafters, I'd suspect. Although it appears to me that they believe we've been, or should be, fooled/silenced by the daylight crimes often shrouded simply in denial and kindergarten name-calling.

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I am starting to think Imran Awan might be a CIA asset.

Or maybe Awan has so much dirt - times, dates, amounts of their vast bribe business model - on all the Dims they can not allow him to get antsy.

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@GreatLakeSailor

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@GreatLakeSailor has been bi-partisan. When asked in the past, representatives of both parties acted as if they knew nothing about the Awans. The mainstream media has failed to cover it also, or when they do, they focus only upon the bank fraud aspects of it. Something here just smells rotten to me.

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@gulfgal98
..but for me that's explained by the buy-partisan nature of bribery in our government. I'll bet most of those bribes on which Awan has evidence were received by both reds & blues. The reds DO NOT want the gravy train exposed in any way shape or form.

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but in case you missed it, this should have been brought to people's attention before now.

Key Evidence in House Hacking Probe Mysteriously Disappeared

A server belonging to the House Democratic Caucus went missing in early 2017 after it had been identified by the inspector general as a key piece of evidence in a hacking probe.

The Office of Inspector General had found months earlier that a group of House IT workers had logged in to the server 5,735 times during the surveyed period between October 2015 and April 2016.

The IT workers, most of whom were members of the Awan family, were working at that time for dozens of House Democrats, earning an estimated $7 million since 2004.

Imran Awan was first hired by House Democrats in 2004, after which two of his brothers, his wife, and his sister-in-law were added to the congressional payroll despite having little to no IT experience.

In a behind-closed-door briefing to the House leadership in September 2016, the inspector general said their activity was suspicious in part because the IT workers had taken steps to conceal their identities.

I think that he is talking about Tanya Chutkan

We would contact the federal judge presiding over the Imran and Hina Alvi Awan case but she was appointed by Obama who — if the FBI was legitimate — likely would be implicated in the Awan’s IT escapades during their employment with Congress.

Something does really stink about this whole ordeal. How 44 congress members could allow foreign citizens to have access to their congressional computer files for that long is just mind boggling. Isn't it? And now they are being protected by people with connections to the Clintons. Pee-U!

And oh look. There is Fusion GPS again. They were involved in getting the Steele dossier published to alert us that Trump had ties to people in Russia who might have given him some help in being elected. Everything in the Steele dossier is hearsay. The people who spoke with him got a nudge from Sydney Bluementhal, another one of Hillary's BFFs.

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@snoopydawg I am so glad you are adding to this essay and helping to fill in the blanks! Thanks again, my friend! Smile

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@gulfgal98

BTW, the article on the missing evidence was just posted 2-3 days ago. Someone was able to sit on this information for quite some time. The Awans are definitely being protected by the Clintons, but for what reason? Lots of ideas floating around in my mind about that, but there isn't any proof. Yet. Stay tuned if the Awans refer to make a plea deal on 7/3.

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@snoopydawg where there is idea's, there is proof, I
think we can count on it.

The Awans are definitely being protected by the Clintons, but for what reason? Lots of ideas floating around in my mind about that, but there isn't any proof.

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impugned, DWS walks,
@snoopydawg
and everything inside the Beltway goes about its daily business as if 2016 never happened.
Isn't that convenient. {Church Lady}
Nothing to see here, just business as usual, move along, move along.
Let the adults take care of business here, and you peons do whatever peons do.
Move along! There's business to transact here. Move along...

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@Wink

Meanwhile Bernie stays impugned, DWS walks,
and everything inside the Beltway goes about its daily business as if 2016 never happened.
Isn't that convenient. {Church Lady}
Nothing to see here, just business as usual, move along, move along.
Let the adults take care of business here, and you peons do whatever peons do.
Move along! There's business to transact here. Move along...

That's the Swamp for you.

And if that's the Swamp, I'm heading out for "where the Desert meets the Sky":

on a Horse with No Name:

Smile

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@Wink

about the whole thing.

Or did I miss the press conference?

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on a lot of people.

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@Steven D how many lawyers Awan called before he decided to hire Gowen? lol!

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@on the cusp @on the cusp it seems as though Gowan became Awan's lawyer almost immediately. I need to research this further, but if I remember correctly, Awan was arrested and in almost no time, Gowan was his lawyer.

Edit to add: https://www.cnn.com/2017/07/26/politics/imran-awan-house-democrats/index...

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@gulfgal98 Hence, the "lol!"
Awan is in extremely capable hands.
No worries.

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think torches and
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pitch forks are the only cure.

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Awans are one of the bouncing balls. Powerful players keep them protected while they are valuable in keeping us from seeing other threads in the game. Watch for players who show up in different operations over time in plain sight - the links of activity.

CIA is only one of several surveillance and operational organizations.

The Five Eyes intelligence alliance is a secretive coalition and surveillance arrangement of countries internationally which include the United States National Security Agency (NSA), Canada’s Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

Some more surveillance alliances
Besides the Five Eyes alliance, there are a few of other surveillance partnerships also:

  • 9 Eyes: an addition in the Five Eyes which includes Denmark, France, Norway, and Netherlands.
  • 14 Eyes: an addition to the 9 Eyes which include Spain, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, and Germany.
  • 41 Eyes: includes all of the above with the allied coalition in Afghanistan.
  • Tier B countries with which the Five Eyes have “focused cooperation” on the network exploitation of the computer. The countries include Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Belgium, Hungry, Germany, Greece, Italy, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Luxembourg, Netherland, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Portugal, Turkey, Switzerland, and Sweden.
  • Club of Berne: 17 members excluding the US and including primarily European states.
  • The Counter Terrorist Group: it is a broad membership that includes the 17 European States of Club of Berne and also includes the US.
  • NATO Special Committee: it comprises of the head of the security services of member countries of NATO.
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and it's hard to even guess at the numbers of spy orgs/contractors out there, peering back at us, all over the world - at every public's expense in all regards.

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...because if the US goes after him for anything at all, he'll reveal that he and is crew were behind the leaked DNC leaked emails. Let's not pretend he doesn't know everything that happened on the DNC servers in the concocting of that hoax. There's a reason those machines are off limits to the United States government and its agents and investigators. As long as they don't look at the "evidence" they never have to lie under oath. And also let's not pretend that the US attack on Russia is not a bipartisan supported effort.

I always suspected his father of being the mastermind, however.

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those machines are off limits to the United States government and its agents and investigators

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@irishking

...to examine the physical computer that was supposedly hacked by the "Russians."

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How did they get away with that?

At the least it should have put an immediate end to the hoax.
Wonder what honest cops think about it.

Just nuts.
Any discussion of the topic should start with this fact as a lead-in.
But it doesn't work that way.

Bizarro World.

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the DNC were 'above and beyond the law'.

Just as Hillary's private server made State Dept business insecurely hers to do with as she pleased, but her leaked private monkey-business-with-public-business emails are to be treated as if a theft of classified 'national security'. Even when released to the public by a Judge.

And the (edit: cheat-revealing leaked emails) of the privately owned DNC were also to be treated as though government property and Hillary's treated as though a government official, despite the fact that they hadn't been able to cheat her into public office for ages.

Yet, as far as actual national security is concerned, there would appear to have been little to no concern among public officials for a very, very long time.

It's Opposite Day forever in the land of the Not-Reality-Based running the asylum 6 feet underground...

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@Ellen North

....I knew (and so did any American that read a newspaper) that the 17 (sic) Intelligence Agencies of the United States were denied permission look at the DNC computer/server that was hacked.

I also knew (along with all other Americans) that the US Intelligence Agencies were forced to rely on the word of an anti-Russian Ukrainian who was privately/secretly hired by the DNC to make the case that this was a Russian hacking. Publicly available news told all of us, as well, that this Ukrainian was a frequent and pathological liar about so-called Russian hacking and his lies have periodically resulted in retractions printed in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

What I don't know is how these other Americans allowed themselves to be so shamefully bamboozled by this hoax. I want to know WHY they continue to embrace this lie when the only real evidence that has ever been presented proves that it is a lie. I want to study their brain scans for the answer so the world can better understand this dangerous deformity or mutation that is occuring in the human brain

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at least on those more susceptible.

Thank you for not being susceptible and for being a counter to the propaganda in helping to inform the rest of us!

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@Pluto's Republic
he'd have died in an unfortunate plane crash on the way to Pakistan, dropped a weight on his throat, suffered an unexpected heart attack after falling to crack his head open walking across the kitchen floor, suicided via several shots to the back of the head... it just seems likely that somebody seen as likely to crack under pressure would have been disposed of, as being an ongoing hazard.

I kinda suspect that he/his capacities matter(s) to someone powerful/useful within the web.

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Is he is getting way above market value for that work?

If so, why ?

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@irishking
And is he being defended pro bono?

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As I said, one more corrupt than the other and all above the law. I really don't see anything changing because they also own all the checks and balances.

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@dkmich would be disqualified here in the real world. Every aspect of this spy case has shown corruption. It is blatant.

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Deja's picture

@on the cusp
Cops give evidence (server/computer) to the defense, where the accused actually works, and who formerly worked in Info Tech, ON the actual evidence.

Plus:

DWS's relative represents the prosecution against the accused.

What on God's green earth is this insanity? This sounds like something that would go on in the deep South. Why are they even bothering with any of it?

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"The gatekeepers must change."
Prince

QMS's picture

@Deja mentality. Geared down for the average 5th grade education level, which apparently was when the masses gave up trying to figure it out. Less painful, that truth.

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Intelligence is being redefined as the ability to repeat ever more complex instructions.

detroitmechworks's picture

Loyal retainers doing the work of the lord ALWAYS are protected.

Stepping back and looking at this makes it make so much more sense.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

Strife Delivery's picture

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QMS's picture

per this group, Don't be sticking needles in those arms deals.

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Intelligence is being redefined as the ability to repeat ever more complex instructions.