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Yggdrasil

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  1. 11 hours ago, KoreaxxLove said:

    They've got heightened security at the Capitol now after the attack. Literally has nothing to do with race. What a disgusting characterization of our country. 

    Oh, come on, you really think the Capitol riots would have ended the same way if it had been BLM activists that stormed the building instead of MAGA and QAnon fanatics? Even white Americans are waking up to the blatant double standards.

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  2. See, the problem is that by this point, literally everyone BUT Trump's brainwashed followers understands how he talks. It's just as Michael Cohen said, he won't ever come right out and tell people to do illegal things,  but he WILL egg them on or pressure or harass them until they do. The unspoken understanding is that "you will do this, and if you get caught, I don't know you." He then can throw them under the bus at will.

    But just because he never outright tells them to do the illegal acts, it gives him that tiniest little shred of plausible deniability that, when called out, he and his media sycophants and enablers then use to paint him into the biggest and most innocent victim in the history of innocent victims. Rinse and repeat. 

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  3. Hell YES.

    Now we just need to get Warnock and Ossoff elected in Georgia in January and we'll take the senate, too!

    2 minutes ago, Jikrytae said:

    Still have a Republican Senate & Supreme Court... 

    The senate hasn't been decided yet, actually. Georgia runoffs.

  4. So Yoon Seobin, the former JYP trainee that was kicked off of Produce X 101 and out of JYP for smoking underage and bullying rumors that turned out to be false, just uploaded some pretty gay pics of himself with another guy...already the Twitterverse is debating whether it's a case of the gay...or good dudebros being bros. What are your thoughts?

     

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    The Trump administration plans to end subscriptions to The Washington Post and the New York Times held by federal agencies, the latest sign of presidential displeasure with news coverage he deems unfair.

    White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told the Wall Street Journal that the White House would instruct agencies not to renew their subscriptions to the papers when they come up.

    She characterized the decision as a cost-saving measure, telling the Journal that “hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved” by the cancellations.

    Trump has made no secret of his dislike for both newspapers, dubbing the Times “the failing New York Times” and The Post “the Amazon Washington Post” in his frequent broadsides against the two news organizations.

     

    Neither description is accurate: The Times’s parent company, the New York Times Co., is highly profitable and its subscription base has been growing smartly, particularly since Trump took office. The Post is owned by Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos but is otherwise unaffiliated with Amazon itself.

    Trump turned his animus toward the Times and Post up a notch in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday, saying, “We don’t even want [the Times] in the White House anymore. “We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post. They’re fake.”

    The White House has already canceled its subscriptions to the papers, according to several accounts.

     

    The two papers have been among the leading news sources in investigating Trump, and have closely covered the impeachment inquiry in the House that threatens his presidency.

    The Times won a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year for a series of stories detailing Trump’s inheritance from his father and his family’s history of using questionable and possibly illegal strategies to avoid taxes.

    The Times and The Post shared a Pulitzer in 2018 for documenting Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to Trump’s campaign and his transition team and administration. During the 2016 campaign, both papers aggressively covered allegations that he sexually assaulted women. And The Post’s David Fahrenthold won a Pulitzer for coverage “casting doubt on Donald Trump’s assertions of generosity toward charities.”

    Trump responded earlier this year by saying in a tweet that the Pulitzer committee should withdraw the Russia prize awarded to the papers. In June, he tweeted that a Times story about the United States’ cyber campaign against Russian targets was “a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country.” He repeated his now-familiar mantra: “Enemy of the people.”

    It’s not clear how many subscriptions federal agencies have to the newspapers, and whether these are to the physical paper itself, to its digital equivalent or to both.

    Spokespeople for the Times and Post had no comment.

    Presidents have canceled newspapers in fits of pique at their coverage before. President Kennedy canceled the White House’s subscription to the New York Herald Tribune in the early 1960s. According to historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. in his account of Kennedy’s presidency, “A Thousand Days,” Kennedy was angry at the newspaper’s editorials about impropriety in his administration, complaining that the newspaper underplayed similar behavior in the Eisenhower administration.

    The White House eventually renewed its subscription.

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