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Murder - Nothing Else Matters

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To me, murder is murder. There should be no diplomatic immunity, executive privilege, or collateral damage when it comes to killing human beings. Some may say that war is different but that's a lie because all war is a lie. The wars conducted this century under presidents Bush, Obama and Trump are based on nothing but lies.

Nemo, Chapter 1: Fire Sale

The fire sale was surprisingly lively for an early morning. Here and there people rushed
into the burning building, removing objects to the dibs pile while just as frantically the
presumed owners of the home did the same, occasionally dropping an item into the
deductible pile which sat next to the Peedee.

Russophobia: The News Media's Motivation

We know why the Military-Intelligence-Industrial-Complex wants a confrontation with Russia: To justify their outrageous military budgets.
We know why the Democratic Party establishment is pushing the "Scary Russia!" meme: To distract the public from their utter and complete incompetence and failure.

But why is the news media buying into it?
I was watching this Chris Hedges interview and Robert Scheer made a good point 10 minutes in.

(Am I sexist/racist because this angers me?) EXCLUSIVE: DNC Official Says She Doesn't Want To Recruit 'Cisgender Straight White Males'

I have a 26 year old son. He and his friends are struggling to get a foothold in this crap economy. What JUSTIFIES locking men out of the economy because of their sex or skin color? Are they just supposed to fuck off and die because of all this bullshit ranting about ‘white privilege’? Am I stupid because I though we were supposed to strive for EQUALITY? Yes, it’s basically white men who have privilege in this world. BUT NOT ALL WHITE MEN.

What the Manafort Indictment Means For Trump & Russiagate

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has filed a Grand Jury indictment against Paul Manafort, Trump's 2016 campaign manager, for various violations of US law, including money laundering, tax evasion, etc. in connection with work done for a former Ukrainian President and alleged Pro-Russia Oligarch.

Manafort Indictment

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So apparently there are 4 sealed Indictments between the Papadopoulos and Manafort docket numbers. Now, they could be unrelated - about 1/3 of the cases in this district are sealed and there could be other unrelated stuff in between - but let's just say all 4 are related.

Which 4 do you want to see?