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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:48 pm

Barr getting fired


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Postby Morkle » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:48 pm

He served Trump's purpose. Either that, or they're going to do more BS.

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Postby PFiDC » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:58 pm

Just having lungs

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Postby nocera » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:00 pm

Barr getting fired

Well, you quoted the reason in the election thread.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:04 pm

I know

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:48 pm

Well this is horrifying

https://sports.yahoo.com/microsoft-file ... GCKnaXCwVV

Microsoft files patent to record and score meetings on body language
Details of the "meeting-insight computing system" were filed in July, ahead of being made public this month.

They say the sensors could record:

which invitees actually attend a meeting

attendees' body language and facial expressions

the amount of time each participant spent contributing to the meeting

speech patterns "consistent with boredom [and] fatigue"

They also suggest employees' mobile devices could be used to monitor whether they were simultaneously engaged in other tasks - such as texting or browsing the internet - as well as to check their schedule to take into account whether they had had to attend other meetings the same day.

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:55 pm

Some of that sounds like what I've seen colleges using to monitor students (while at home) during tests that look for signs of cheating.

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Postby nocera » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:00 pm

“Speech patterns consistent with boredom [and] fatigue" basically sums up my every day work speak.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:02 pm

If you want me to not do other **** during a nonsense meeting you’re gonna have to pay me to work a 14 hour day to actually get my work done.

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:04 pm

Thankfully I don't have to get on video meetings even when I'm on Teams.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:17 pm

Thankfully I don't have to get on video meetings even when I'm on Teams.
Same :thumb:

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:35 pm

Barr getting fired

He's not getting fired, he's doubling down.

Barr appoints special counsel in Russia probe investigation
Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, granting him authority to complete the work without being easily fired.

Barr told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as a special counsel in October under the same federal statute that governed special counsel Robert Mueller in the original Russia probe. He said Durham’s investigation has been narrowing to focus more on the conduct of FBI agents who worked on the Russia investigation, known as Crossfire Hurricane.

Under federal regulations, a special counsel can be fired only by the attorney general and for specific reasons such as misconduct, dereliction of duty or conflict of interest. An attorney general must document such reasons in writing.
n an Oct. 19 order, obtained by The Associated Press, Barr says Durham is authorized “to investigate whether any federal official, employee or any person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence or law enforcement activities” directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, anyone associated with the campaigns or the Trump administration.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:36 pm

As noted if you'd read through the thread that was in reference to his declaring no Shenanigans in the voting.

And notice Gaucho's post about the justice department investigating the White House

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:40 pm

Rudy?
"The political strategy to obtain a presidential pardon was 'parallel' to and distinct from [redacted]'s role as an attorney-advocate for [redacted name]," Howell wrote in her court order.

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Postby Morkle » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:17 pm

Oh my, that's a SPICY meatball.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:21 pm

Bigly nothingburger, I'm sure

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Postby Morkle » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:24 pm

Well the pardoning myself bit, seems like projection now. I bet he's really thinking about it, if this is all true.

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:26 pm

Bigly nothingburger, I'm sure
:lol:

Is "very bigly" redundant?

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Postby Viva la Ben » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:11 pm

Ohio tea party leader urges Trump to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law to hold new vote
“Without a fair vote, we fear, with good reason, the threat of a shooting civil war is imminent,” the ad states, adding a vague warning that if Trump doesn’t declare martial law, “We will also have no other choice but to take matters into our own hands, and defend our rights on our own.”

Zawistowski, also the executive director of the Portage County Tea Party, has been one of Ohio’s most visible tea party leaders. Known in Ohio political circles as “Tom Z.,” he ran unsuccessfully for Ohio Republican Party chair in 2013.
https://www.cleveland.com/open/2020/12/ ... -vote.html

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Postby mikey » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:16 pm

That seems very unhinged...like, even if you love Trump, has he really done such great things for you that you're willing to "take matters into [your] own hands"...? Unless that's just code for crankin' one out, if so, then carry on...but that seems like a waste of commercial time, even in Ohio...

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:21 pm

Ohio tea party leader urges Trump to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law to hold new vote
“Without a fair vote, we fear, with good reason, the threat of a shooting civil war is imminent,” the ad states, adding a vague warning that if Trump doesn’t declare martial law, “We will also have no other choice but to take matters into our own hands, and defend our rights on our own.”
That's a common sentiment in the comments section of Breitbart posts.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:31 pm

As noted if you'd read through the thread that was in reference to his declaring no Shenanigans in the voting.

And notice Gaucho's post about the justice department investigating the White House
I'm aware. I'm saying Barr was not called to the WH to be reprimanded for his election comments. I'm saying I think he was there to coordinate the response to the public disclosure of the pay-to-play/bribery/pardon scheme.

The DOJ argued against the public disclosure of those facts. In her ruling, Judge Howell gave the DOJ until yesterday to release the information themselves. They chose another path.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:32 pm

Ohio tea party leader urges Trump to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law to hold new vote
“Without a fair vote, we fear, with good reason, the threat of a shooting civil war is imminent,” the ad states, adding a vague warning that if Trump doesn’t declare martial law, “We will also have no other choice but to take matters into our own hands, and defend our rights on our own.”

Zawistowski, also the executive director of the Portage County Tea Party, has been one of Ohio’s most visible tea party leaders. Known in Ohio political circles as “Tom Z.,” he ran unsuccessfully for Ohio Republican Party chair in 2013.
https://www.cleveland.com/open/2020/12/ ... -vote.html
Yes the *checks notes* the Portage County Tea Party guy who ran for office in 7 years ago and lost bigly is someone who should be paid attention to.

(By the way if you google his name he looks exactly like you think he would and it appears like he is the only member of that group.)

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Postby AuthorTony » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:40 pm


(By the way if you google his name he looks exactly like you think he would and it appears like he is the only member of that group.)
I was expecting a mustache.

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