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Sat May 6, 2017, 05:27 PM

Mensch: At least SIX separate FISA warrants have been issued on the DT/Russia investigation.

As we know, Comey confirmed in the hearing that he was "coordinating" with 2 prosecutors, including one in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mensch was able to find cases in the Eastern District and NY that COULD be the cases Claude Taylor has been referring to, but the "movant" is only listed in the ED case as the US govt and the NY case RICO case doesn't list a movant. Neither case lists the name of the defendant(s). So that part isn't certain but it does look promising.

https://patribotics.blog/2017/05/06/exclusive-six-fisa-warrants-granted-in-trump-russia-cases/

Exclusive: Sources close to the intelligence community report that at least six separate FISA warrants were granted in the case of Donald Trump and his team’s collusion with Russia. A separate source confirms that the FISA warrant I reported on November 7th at Heat Street, granted against two Russian banks, was in fact two separate FISA warrants, granted on the same day. These two warrants form part of the six total granted warrants sources report, although, these sources say, there may be further warrants both granted and renewed.

On Jan 11th Paul Wood of the BBC reported exclusively that the exact date of the FISA warrant against these banks – now clarified by sources to have been two separate warrants, one for each bank, Alfa Bank and Silicon Valley Bank – was October 15th. My story designated the date merely as October.

As the Trump-Russia prosecutions come closer, further details are emerging from varied sources.

Today (Sat, May 6th) on the AM Joy show on MSNBC, Joy Ann Reid became the first national broadcaster to refer to Grand Juries possibly summoned in the case of Donald Trump’s team and its collusion with the Russian government.

She referenced the tweet of Claude Taylor, whose sources had told him exclusively that Federal Grand Juries had almost completed their work. Taylor’s sources had told him that state and federal Grand Juries were convening in the case of the Trump team’s collusion with Russia.

I can add to the story that sources have pointed me at PACER records in both the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of New York, which I have verified independently. In his testimony to the Judiciary Committee this past week, Mr. Comey specified that the FBI was working with ‘two main sets of prosecutors’ – one being the Eastern District of Virginia, popularly known as the ‘rocket docket’.

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pnwmom May 2017 OP
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former9thward May 2017 #8
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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:29 PM

1. Yay!!!!!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:35 PM

2. Huge.

I wonder if the subjects of the warrants know about them by now.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:50 PM

8. No only people on the internet know about them.

How people can eat this nonsense up is beyond me. But I am sure in 24 business hours we will have answers.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:15 PM

14. So you say it's definitely false?

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Response to Post removed (Reply #21)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:48 PM

28. Translation: poor Putin falsely accused

Sorry, Russian intelligence interfered in 2016. It is factual.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #28)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:09 PM

40. And now France.

 

It is undisputable.

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Response to NewRedDawn (Reply #40)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:57 PM

76. Probably to deflect from Trump.

Indisputably the same malware and methods operating from the same part of the world. But who pays them and why?

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #28)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:23 PM

45. + 1,000

17 different US intelligence agencies agree: russia fucked with our election.

And it's becoming glaringly obvious that the republicans and their disgraceful Draft-Dodger-in-Chief colluded with russia to fuck over our American democracy.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #21)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:50 PM

29. +1

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Response to Jno_Gilmor_ (Reply #29)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:55 PM

33. Uh-huh Putin's innocent. Just a bunch of awful DU'ers and 17 intelligence agencies' fantasy

I guess should add <sarcasm>

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #33)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:57 PM

35. I never said Putin was innocent, but trading in rumor will actually weaken the case against Putin.

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Response to Jno_Gilmor_ (Reply #35)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:01 PM

38. We def agree then (trading in rumor)

Sorry I misunderstood you.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #38)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:24 PM

47. It's cool

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Response to Post removed (Reply #21)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:24 PM

46. Except the guy who Trump was all set to install as the head of National Security has ALREADY been

busted.

There is an awful lot of smoke, for there to be "nothing there".

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #46)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:17 PM

66. No one has been "busted".

Unless you know of all these secret indictments no one else does.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #66)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:18 PM

67. Some shit has obviously gone down with Flynn.

I mean, come on.

Personally, I'm not going all Fitzmas Decorations, but I sure as shit don't think it's a nothingburger.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #21)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:33 PM

59. You certainly have the republican talking points down pat on this.

The only part you left out was that there wasn't a hack of the DNC, that Hillary killed the leaker.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #59)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:14 PM

64. Your "republican talking points" may shut down newbies.

Not me. When have any of your many posts on this subject proved accurate?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #64)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:54 PM

75. The problem has been eliminated after one post.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #14)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:34 PM

50. I would take the story with a few thousand grains of salt until its confirmed not to mention

an investigation isnt anything really unless it leads to an indictment and a conviction and to be honest I dont trust the investigation by the Congressional Repugnants nor the FBI with Comey in charge and I probably never will now after the way he bent over backwards and rushed to aid Trump before the election when it looked like he was going to lose.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:38 PM

16. So, when was Mensch wrong on the TrumpRussia story?


She has her other foibles, but on #TrumpRussia her analysis has been solid and she has scooped on at least one occasion.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:35 PM

72. MSM is not pulling its weight. People are now relying on

Each other, networking, to get info. The sources I follow have not yet been wrong.

This fucking Russia-Cheeto thing? It's an open goddamned secret in Washington. And ALL THE MEDIA KNOW, but show no fucking guts in confronting it.

The MSM will have A LOT to answer for when this is behind us. They have failed, utterly failed, the people.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Sun May 7, 2017, 01:33 AM

85. Yeah. Sure. It's just made up. Intelligence agencies don't exist.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:36 PM

3. You beat me to it.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:38 PM

4. Am I naive to wonder

What all the people of interest in this drama are thinking and doing while the drip drip drip of intelligence is leaked? I mean, don't they have access to all the same info we do? Are they lawyering up? Do they care? Are they destroying evidence as the leaks come out almost daily? I don't get it.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:41 PM

5. Trump has been working with shady associates all his life, and only gained power

through the associations. So he's not worried -- especially because he has the full faith and backing of the Russian government.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #5)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:48 PM

6. So pnwmom, do you think Rump will face any consequences?

I'm hoping so, but as you stated, he's skirted responsibility all his life.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:52 PM

9. I have to hope so, so I do. I lived through Watergate, and that felt like forever -- and it did take

two years.

I remember hearing about the break-in months before the election, and then nothing. As a young person, I couldn't believe there wasn't more coverage about it before the election. But the story just disappeared into a black hole for quite a while.

This situation is so much more complicated, so we need to be patient. At least they appear to be digging in.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:55 PM

10. I lived through Watergate also.

Repubs were a lot more honorable then than now. But treason is so serious that they may not dare to cover this up.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #10)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:57 PM

11. Plus we have intelligence agencies from other governments helping with this.

If the Russian side appears to be winning, I think they will start leaking more. Maybe even DT's voice on some recordings.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #11)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:59 PM

12. Yes, good point.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:20 PM

43. I lived through Watergate too.

While I understand that a water-tight case has to be constructed and that takes time, time is exactly what we do not have with Trump. If he starts a war somewhere (N. Korea, Iran), or there is a major terrorist attack on domestic soil, all bets will be off and Repubs and Trump will consolidate their power and claim "emergency measures", etc. If there is a real or manufactured "national crisis" under this regime and this Congress our civil liberties will be at stake. Plus, I trust Comey just about as much as I trusted J. Edgar Hoover.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:48 PM

7. Aaaaad here come the dirty tricks. Chaffetz is being a fucking dick:

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Response to Sculpin Beauregard (Reply #7)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:56 PM

34. The F*ckery has begun.

Every single one of them with Russian caviar on their hands will do anything to distract from the the only story that matters right now:

Russia is trying to dismantle our republic.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #34)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:42 PM

60. Exactly!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:04 PM

13. Here is a interesting passage and will have a major legal

 

aspect to this whole drama. A Bank in Silicon Valley,do not for one minute think this is not going unnoticed in Sacramento,California. Now there is possible State Case to be bought,and we know Jerry Brown would love nothing better than a opportunity to fill one of those cells at Folsom.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #13)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:16 PM

15. I have been waiting for a state or states to get involved.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #15)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:59 PM

36. Watch NY and AG Schneiderman.

His office hires a good few people from Preet Bharara's offices after he was fired by Dolt 45.

They know things.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #13)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:41 PM

17. The great thing about state prosecutions is that tRump can't pardon anybody. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #17)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:46 PM

18. Yes sir ree!

 

Trump is toast,can not wait for a Grand Jury in Sac to drop the hammer on these suckers. This is how the Rethugs did in Billy .

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:48 PM

19. K&R...

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:52 PM

20. I can not wait to see Trump picking up trash on the side of the raod in his oranage jumpsuit

I hear the sound of angels singing just thinking about seeing Trump in handcuffs and leg irons.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Reply #20)

Sun May 7, 2017, 01:23 AM

84. I was a "guest" at Lompoc when Ivan Boesky was there. He grew a long beard & let his hair grow out.

Ivan began looking like quite the wastrel. The prison administration gave him a job doing janitorial work in the outside visitor's center. He was on display for everyone; inmates, visitors, and prison staff, to see, emptying wastebaskets and sweeping floors.

I'd love to see trump in high-profile degradation like that, for the rest of his life.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:13 PM

22. K&R.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:16 PM

23. NO Independent Verification

[Mensch was able to find cases in the Eastern District and NY that COULD be the cases Claude Taylor has been referring to, but the "movant" is only listed in the ED case as the US govt and the NY case RICO case doesn't list a movant. Neither case lists the name of the defendant(s). So that part isn't certain but it does look promising. ]

Logic and information already documented by two sources statistically favor this outcome at some point in the future.

Without two independent sources, the post does not meet journalistic standards.
Also, as to the credibility of Taylor and Mensch, please view:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/5/1659292/-No-Claude-Taylor-and-company-are-not-reputable-sources-on-Trump-Russia

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Response to ajamazing (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:33 PM

24. Wow. You've been a member since 2012 and you waited until today to post your first post?

But then, I can see why you finally spoke up, what with us really needing to be told that a blog post does not meet journalistic standards.

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Response to ajamazing (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:36 PM

25. This is an Liberal Online Community

 

Involved in discussions of the events, not a news site. I am not a mod, but I'm pretty sure "journalistic standards" is not a requirement to post here.

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Response to ajamazing (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:51 PM

30. That article says nothing about Mensch. She was the first person to report about October's

FISA warrant, and her report was then confirmed by the BBC and by the Guardian, using their independent sources, and then finally by McClatchy. The NYTimes and other MSM finally confirmed months later.


She was also active in reporting on the Snowden debacle, when she didn't join the Snowden/Assange love-in, and wrote about the dangers the Wikileaks dump was posing to intelligence agents in the field. As a result, she says, she has the trust of some in the intelligence community.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #30)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:01 PM

56. Did you miss this?

 

Taylor’s circle jerk of retweeters includes something called Palmer Report which appears to be a left-leaning version of Infowars or Breitbart complete with promotion of unfounded rumors and wacky conspiracy theories, and the ever-present Louise Mensch, an off-the-rails British conservative prone to conspiracy theories.

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #56)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:17 PM

65. The Palmer Report is opinion/commentary that often precedes MSM news reports by several days!

 

By no stretch of the imagination does the Palmer Report promote the kind of shit-bag hate and fear (Breitbart) and stupidity (Infowars) as those other sites you mentioned!

The Palmer Report is highly speculative, tho. And based on the results of last fall's elections, many Americans can't tell the difference between commentary/speculation and actual facts...

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #65)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:28 PM

70. It is equivalent to Breibart in the "promotion of unfounded rumors and wacky conspiracy theories"

 

not the promotion of "shit-bag hate and fear"

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #56)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:33 PM

81. That's just name calling. I'm not impressed.

I know she has an opinion about Breitbart's death that few people share, but she has ALSO made clear that that's just her opinion, not something she's ever reported to be true.

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Response to ajamazing (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:53 PM

31. I doubt I'm going to trust a guy named "Bob Johnson"

 

for my up to date Louise Mensch and Claude Taylor news. lol

Ole' Bob is the one wrote that blog.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #31)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:01 PM

37. yeah, really. n/t

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Response to ajamazing (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:26 PM

48. Welcome to DU. . nt

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Response to ajamazing (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:30 PM

49. That DailyKos article misses the boat entirely. Whoosh.

None of the examples it raises have been proven. Fine. Yet.

But none of them have been disproven. The article thinks that just because not enough time has passed for the whole story to unfold it means that Taylor is worse than useless. Whoosh.

The #TrumpRussia story unfolding is a big story. Dare we say "huge" without irony?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #49)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:37 PM

52. And though Claude Taylor had a low level Clinton job in 1993, he's stayed connected

via 3 campaigns since then. And he's been willing to put his real name on all these tweets, so his credibility is at stake.

Also, he did say there were two grand juries, one a Rico jury. And lo and behold, Comey confirms that there are two prosecutors that he's "coordinating" the investigation with.

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Response to ajamazing (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:00 PM

55. +1

 

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Response to ajamazing (Reply #23)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:49 PM

63. YES, independent verification by multiple reporters.

Do a little research if you want to post the truth. It is easy to slam others, but not easy to be the first to break a story.

FBI has FISA warrant for Trump secret server connected to Russia.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:40 PM

26. Uh, sorry. I don't think so. Loony.

I wouldn't count on this lady too much.
Just sayin'.


Human Super Powers[edit]
Mensch believes she has super powers.[72][73] During a March 2017 interview with the British TV program Sunday Politics Mensch explained her view that her ADHD is a biological basis for a temporary super power that enables her to "see patterns and connections and that’s biological and I don’t resile from it for a moment."[74][75]

Internet ventures[edit]
In June 2012, Louise Mensch joined forces with former Labour digital adviser Luke Bozier to set up a social networking website – a politics-based rival to Twitter.[76][77] The site, named Menshn – pronounced "mention" – allowed users to select their topic of interest. Mensch hoped to raise venture capital finance.[78] After its launch, Mumsnet made Mensch a featured blogger on its blog network.[79] The site was initially criticised by IT industry experts for using http instead of secure https to communicate passwords. Bozier disputed this claim, but the site switched to the secure protocol.[80][81] Menshn closed in February 2013.[82]

After the closure of Menshn, Louise Mensch announced she was setting up a style and fashion blog called Unfashionista. The website was covered widely in the British press and received mixed reviews.[83][84][85][86] One of Mensch's pieces on Unfashionista was a reaction to allegedly sexist comments by Nobel Prize winner Tim Hunt. After researching the backgrounds of various people involved in the luncheon at which he spoke, Mensch wrote an exhaustive blog post criticizing the ethics of Connie St Louis, Deborah Blum and Ivan Oransky, the first three journalists to condemn Hunt's speech.[87][88]

Personal life[edit]
In 2000, she married Italian-American real estate developer Anthony LoCicero.[89] They have three children, but separated in 2009. The marriage ended in divorce.[90][35][91] In June 2011, she married music manager Peter Mensch, whom she had first met twenty years earlier. They reside in New York City.[92][93]
Louise Mensch is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which made her realise she was "self medicating" with wine for stress, and she has now almost completely given up alcohol.[94] She also commented that taking hard drugs in the 1990s "messed with [her] brain and had long-term mental health effects."[95][96]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Mensch#Murdoch_phone_hacking_affair

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Response to trof (Reply #26)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:54 PM

32. Many people with ADD have that superpower, which she has written about with humor.

It isn't just a disability; the flip side of the disability is an ability to hyper-focus when the subject is engrossing.

None of the rest of what you posted is relevant.



Hyperfocus: The ADHD Super Power - ADDitude
https://www.additudemag.com/understanding-adhd-hyperfocus/
A common — but confusing — symptom of ADHD is called “hyperfocus,” or the ability to zero in intensely on an interesting project or activity for hours at a time.

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/07/when-adult-adhd-looks-something-like-flow.html

Writers, entrepreneurs, and creative leaders of all types know that intense focus that happens when you’re “in the zone”: You’re feeling empowered, productive, and engaged. Psychologists might call this flow, the experience of zeroing in so closely on some activity that you lose yourself in it. And this immersive state, as it turns out, also happens to be something that some adults with ADHD commonly experience.

It sounds like a contradiction in terms: You think ADHD and you think of a spaced-out, scattered kid, right? But by definition, ADHD is a “maldistribution” of attention — that is, people who have it often oscillate between splintered and hyperfocused attention. The latter is what Brandon Ashinoff, a psychologist at the University of Birmingham who studies hyperfocus, has called an “interesting paradox” — it’s too much focus, as opposed to a scattered attention span. “You’re focused so intently on something, no other information gets into your brain,” Ashinoff has said.

In other words, ADHD shows up in different ways depending on the person; the goal is to help people regulate their attention and harness the kind of attention necessary for the task at hand. (And recent research from Brazil and King’s College London, by the way, has suggested that despite its reputation as a childhood problem, it’s more common than you might think for the condition to show up for the first time in adulthood, even among people who never showed signs of it in childhood.) Generally speaking, ADHD is classified into two broad categories: inattentive type, and hyperactive/impulsive type. Hyperfocus is seen among both of these types — and yet it’s been largely neglected in academic research.

That’s surprising, especially considering the significant impact — both positive and negative — hyperfocus can have at work and at home. Hyperfocus is great for engaging in longer tasks which require intense concentration — but it’s not so great if that means that the more mundane tasks, chores, and assignments fall by the wayside. When composing a song or coding a new program, the tendency to lose sight of all else proves beneficial; when failing to get laundry or dishes done for days on end, the tendency becomes a potential problem.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #32)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:06 PM

39. Ya lost me at 'superpower', but whatever.

peace

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Response to trof (Reply #39)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:09 PM

41. Did you read the articles? It's a commonly used term in the community of people with ADD.

There are lots of articles about this if you google it.

They don't mean that they are Superman or Batman. Just that the special disability ALSO often comes with a special ability.

If you yourself can experience "flow" -- where you are so engrossed in a project or reading or writing, that time itself seems to race by -- then you have experienced this "superpower."

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #41)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:05 PM

57. Excellent post, pnwmom! Also why in the hell is Mensch's marital history significant?!!

I find all of that rather odd to say the least. I understood exactly what you were saying about the "superpower" pnwmom -- of course it's not a literal "superpower" and it's clear the author didn't use the term in a literal manner. I've seen it discussed in exactly the same way, with the same terminology, in articles concerning ADHD and ADD and hyperfocusing in children and in adults.

It seems like a very weird gesture (especially on a left wing site!) to list details about Mensch's marital history in a manner that appears to be negative (OMG alert the press she is divorced -- and then she dared to remarry -- and she married a guy she already KNEW! GASP! Oh my fur and whiskers!). If a poster doesn't find her credible -- state that and state it clearly. Trying to imply that she is mentally ill or whatever by posting details about her marital history is rather odd indeed.

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Response to anneboleyn (Reply #57)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:53 PM

83. I know, that was very weird -- and I've seen that kind of witch-hunting here multiple times.

Including her marital history is something RWers would do -- and so is criticizing her for having the nerve to try to set up a social networking site. The gall of that woman!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 07:47 PM

27. Who is Judge Brinkema?

 

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #27)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:56 PM

53. This is Judge Brinkema

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/judge-in-virginia-grants-preliminary-injunction-against-travel-ban/2017/02/13/a6164bfe-f255-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.63c043a8087a

A federal judge in Alexandria has issued a preliminary injunction against President Trump’s travel ban, dealing another blow to the White House attempt to bar residents of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

The executive order, Judge Leonie M. Brinkema concluded, probably violates the First Amendment’s protections for freedom of religion.

Brinkema’s order applies only to Virginia residents and students, or employees of Virginia schools. A nationwide freeze has been in place for several days, having been issued in Washington state and upheld by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

In her opinion, Brinkema wrote that the Commonwealth of Virginia “has produced unrebutted evidence” that the order “was not motivated by rational national security concerns” but “religious prejudice” toward Muslims. She cited Trump’s statements before taking office, as well as an interview in which former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (R) said that the president wanted a “Muslim ban.”

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:17 PM

42. " ... the FISA warrant I reported on November 7th at Heat Street, granted against two Russian banks"

Fuck you Komrade Komey. You will burn in hell. You will be known for putting a traitor in the WH. You are now a co-conspirator in treason and throwing an election.

Yeah Komrade Komey, those emails were so much more important than having a woman in the WH. Fuck you Komrade Komey.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #42)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:58 PM

54. Comey and Boente are all that is standing between the USA and the abyss at the moment

 

You better pray Comey's really wearing a white hat.

Hatred is easy. I wouldn't damn him to hell until after he's rescued the world.

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #54)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:44 PM

61. He is. I truly believe that. Don't forget, NY AG Schneiderman and Preet Bharara are on this too.

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Response to Sculpin Beauregard (Reply #61)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:47 PM

62. You're right. I have to remember to add them when I say this.

 

I loved Bharara's 24-hour deke, to give himself time to transfer the files. We know what side he's on, for sure.

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #62)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:27 PM

68. Yup. And Schneiderman will make sure Cheeto dies broke (if he's not shot for treason first).

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Response to Sculpin Beauregard (Reply #68)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:48 PM

73. I would prefer that Cheeto spends the rest of his life in Pelican Bay /nt

 

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #73)

Sun May 7, 2017, 01:41 AM

86. That's the best outcome I've heard yet. Trump in the Pelican Bay SHU, or the Colorado Supermax FED

with Ted Kaczynski, Terry Nichols, Zacarias Moussaoui, and Robert Hanssen as neighbors. A tiny, covered rec yard and solitary confinement; nothing but the voices in his head.

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Response to Sculpin Beauregard (Reply #61)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:52 PM

74. These are the ones we know about so far!

Because of all the classified and secret intelligence aspects, we are only hearing about the tip of the iceberg.


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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:20 PM

44. republican traitors against America suck hugely

republicans will live in infamy for their betrayal of the USA - selling out America to the freakin russians.

de-freaking-plorable.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:34 PM

51. If you having issues believing this, go look at the Keith Olbermann video from Thursday, I believe

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:07 PM

58. Both cases were filed 2 days before Chaffetz resigned

I noticed that both cases were filed on the same date, 4/17. Two days later was when Chaffetz started acting strange and said he was retiring, then started saying he may not finish his term.

Just saying, if it was filed at the end of the day on 4/17 and I found out about it the next day, the earliest I could overreact by resigning would be about then.

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Response to MR. ELECTABLE (Reply #58)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:27 PM

69. Chaffetz has not resigned.

Sounds like he isn't going to seek another term. We shall see.

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Response to Sculpin Beauregard (Reply #71)

Sun May 7, 2017, 03:08 AM

87. He might be trying to see if he is one of the 21.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:16 PM

77. tRump thinks he has a get out of jail free card

Maybe one of the reasons the tRump team don't seem worried is because they think they have a pardon in their pocket if things get real bad because tRump said he would pardon himself and his friends and he said he was everyones friend so do the math.

YOU get a pardon and YOU get a pardon and YOU get a pa....

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Response to Backwoodsrider (Reply #77)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:18 PM

78. He can't pardon people indicted in state courts in New York and California.

So the hope is that there will be convictions there that will lead to his impeachment, and then he won't be in a position to pardon anybody.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #78)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:23 PM

79. thought prez could pardon any conviction

I don't know much just continually feel surprise when I see a GOP politician talking about the future

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Response to Backwoodsrider (Reply #79)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:26 PM

80. Only Federal offenses.

The pardon power of the President extends only to offenses recognizable under federal law. However, the governors of most of the 50 states have the power to grant pardons or reprieves for offenses under state criminal law.

Pardon - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardon

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:33 PM

82. knr

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