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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
Number of posts: 18,489

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Alabama bank VP canned over racist Facebook post bragging Trump could buy and sell Obamas

Alabama bank VP canned over racist Facebook post bragging Trump could ‘buy and sell’ Obamas

25 NOV 2016 AT 09:18 ET


An Alabama woman lost her job after her bigoted, inaccurate and grossly misspelled Facebook rant earned her the title of “racist of the week.”

June Pridmore, a senior-level employee with Regions Bank, welcomed the election of Donald Trump in a social media post that alluded to slavery and suggested President Barack Obama was Muslim, reported AL.com.

“I voted him in,” Pridmore wrote. “I like him. He has a beautiful wife unlike the ugly and embarrassing woman (for lack of a better word), in the White House now. Ms. Trump’s face would make Michele (sic) O’Bama (sic) a Sunday face.”

“I’m certainly glad (Trump) he has a lot of money because she he (sic) won’t be bought out like Barack (sic), socialist Muslim O’Bama (sic) or his wife or all those host of relatives they have in the whitehouse (sic) for US to support.”

Louisiana Republican Mike Yenni: "I mean, it was just...it was a stupid action. I'm not gay.""

Louisiana Republican admits to sexting teen boy and buying him sexy underwear but says ‘I’m not gay’
25 NOV 2016 AT 12:03 ET

“I can’t explain why I did it,” the married, 40-year-old Yenni told New Orleans’ Fox 8 News. He maintained that many of the details revealed in a 2015 blog post by the boy about the affair were false and that he never had sexual contact with the teen beyond kissing, nor was he grooming the boy for a sexual relationship.

“I can’t…I really can’t answer it,” said Yenni. “I mean, it was just…it was a stupid action. It was a stupid action to even get into this form of text messaging. It was something…something that I can’t explain why I did it.”

Yenni met the boy at a Jesuit High School function. They began to exchange sexually charged messages. Yenni visited the boy at his job at a local mall and presented him with a pair of underwear. They kissed, but Yenni insists that was their only contact, which was not illegal because the age of consent for boys in Louisiana is 17.

“I’m not gay,” Yenni replied.


Trump becomes FIRST President-Elect to brag on Twitter about "working hard, even on Thanksgiving"


I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon!


Stefanie Iris Weiss ‏@EcoSexuality 3h3 hours ago
@realDonaldTrump You're not "working" on anything but profiteering, fraud, lying & self-aggrandizement at the expense of the American people

Sharika Soal ‏@LadyThriller69 3h3 hours ago
@realDonaldTrump Progress would be addressing the Nazi gatherings held in your honor. Racism is not progress. Please denounce them. Thanks

David Sugarman ‏@SugarmanSpeaks 3h3 hours ago
@realDonaldTrump ummmmm that's the job your were elected to do pal. Are we to thank you for working. Come on Donald.

Andrew W Chamings ‏@AndrewChamings 3h3 hours ago
@realDonaldTrump The new president just boasted on twitter that he's working hard? Jesus.

Coinbase fights IRS efforts to obtain customer records

Coinbase fights IRS efforts to obtain customer records


The largest Bitcoin exchange in the US is resisting the Internal Revenue Service's efforts to obtain records on customers who traded in the virtual currency over a three-year period.

The IRS on Friday filed a request in San Francisco federal court for a so-called "John Doe" summons to compel Bitcoin exchange Coinbase to identify all users in the US who conducted transactions between 2012 and 2015. The "John Doe" summons allows the IRS to obtain information about a group of taxpayers, even when the agency doesn't know their identities.

Bitcoin, which made a name for itself by allowing for anonymous transactions, has gone through its fair share of ups and downs over the last few years. Its ever-skyrocketing valuation a few years back attracted investors, but some of that enthusiasm faded after Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox declared bankruptcy in 2014 following the reported theft of almost 750,000 customer bitcoins.

The Justice Department said in its filing that an IRS agent had identified three cases in which crypotcurrencies were used to avoid paying taxes. Two of those cases involved Coinbase customers with millions of dollars in annual revenues, the filing alleges.

Turkey Day Binge: 24 full-length, high-quality MST3Ks from Shout Factory on YouTube

YES, it seems like EVERY episode is available on YouTube now.

But...these are from Shout Factory, the company that took over DVD releases after Rhino's initial stint, and they are probably the highest-quality episodes you'll find online.

Quality of the entire YouTube collection ranges from DVD rips to edited (commercials removed) SciFi / Comedy Central episodes. Some are very good, some are kind of rough, but hey...if it's your favorite episode, the worst ones are at least as good as an old VHS tape.

Just noticed that one of my top 5 favorite episodes, "Outlaw of Gor," made it to the Volume XXX box set and is part of the Shout Factory playlist.


The Guardian: Trump's tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher 'era of dynastic wealth'

Trump's tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher 'era of dynastic wealth'


President Donald Trump is set to give America’s richest 1% an average annual tax cut of $214,000 when he takes office, while more than eight million families with children are expected to suffer financially under his proposed tax plan.

On the eve of the election, Trump promised to “massively cut taxes for the middle class, the forgotten people, the forgotten men and women of this country, who built our country”. But independent expert analyses of Trump’s tax plan show that America’s millionaire and billionaire class will win big at the expense of struggling low- and middle-income people, who turned out in large numbers to help the real estate billionaire win the election.

Experts warn that Trump’s tax plan will exacerbate America’s already chronic income inequality and herald in a “new era of dynastic wealth”.

Trump's tax plan overwhelmingly benefits the rich

The richest 1% will collect...

...47% of all tax cuts

“The Trump tax plan is heavily, heavily, skewed to the most wealthy, who will receive huge savings,” said Lily Batchelder, a law professor and tax expert at New York University. “At the same time, millions of low-income families – particularly single-parent households – will face an increase.”

Paul Ryan is looking to Trump for a "Better Way" rubber stamp.

I hate to over-simplify it, but that's the way I see it.

Ryan wants to gut Medicare and Social Security, end any other programs he sees as "entitlements," and push through tax cuts featuring 99% of the money gradually going to the 1% over a 10 year period.

I see Trump as a problem, and Ryan as a threat. Subtle difference there...I really do believe that Trump will use the Presidency as leverage for his businesses, and that Pence will run things. It was a promise made during the Primaries, and probably the only one he'll keep. Although, to be accurate, the Pence thing came from Trump Jr., who said that Pence would focus on "domestic and foreign" issues while Trump attended to "making America great again."

This SNL clip wasn't satire...it was prophecy. That's why Trump flew off the handle...it hit too close to home.

Trump is a useful prop...all of those people in the red hats love him, and will continue to love him, until the Republicans make good on the Ryan plan and they see that no jobs are coming back, Medicare is now a "voucher system" that doesn't cover their medical expenses, there's no wall between the US and Mexico, millions of immigrants weren't sent packing, there is no "Muslim Registry," on and on and on and on.

Remember the classic SNL skit with Dana Carvey as Poppy Bush? He is at a press conference and says "Operation Desert Storm" and gets a standing "O," and every time enthusiasm in the room drops, he says it again, but each time the roar of the crowd is a little less than the time before, until finally it's met with silence.

That will be Trump. "Make America great again" will lose steam right around the time Ryan has checked off all the little boxes on his wish list, the Bannon people realize that all of the people they thought Trump was going to sweep away with his big broom are still among us, and grandpa and grandma have to choose between food and medicine because their "Artist Formerly Known As Medicare" vouchers have already been spent and there are 20 days left in the month.

By then, the red hats will be pissing fire, and Pence / Ryan will throw Trump under the bus, and they will go back to their plans for Pence / Ryan 2020, with Ryan betting on two terms after that with his name at the top of the ticket.

Be vigilant when it comes to Trump, but don't take your eyes off of Ryan, because he's the real threat here. He's been smiling too much lately. He has a reason for that.

George Takei's election-eve Facebook post: " Yes, we will win."

George Takei
18 hrs


Many fans have written asking for some words of advice, solace, or perhaps even hope as we find ourselves here, the night before the election. Indulge a fellow of my more advanced years, and permit me to convey some perspective and to expand upon a theme I have spoken of before. From where I stand, progress may be painful, but in the end, the forces of reason, compassion, and equality always prevail. Yes, we will win.

When I was a boy of four, my family and I were interned for years inside barbed wire prison camps because we happened to look like the enemy who had bombed Pearl Harbor. Today, Japanese Americans are a proud part of our national heritage, and we were the first to stand with Muslim Americans after 9/11 to decry calls for racial and religious profiling. We came from a dark place, but we remember, and we carry a bright torch. Tolerance and acceptance will flourish in America. We will win.
When I was a young man, in many states I could not by law even marry a Caucasian because of strict anti-miscegenation laws. Today, after decades of struggle to gain recognition and equality, for both biracial and same sex couples, I am legally married to my gay, white, male spouse, Brad. What once was the love that dare not speak its name can now shout itself freely from the chapel. Love and understanding took root across the land, and young people today can be with whomever they were destined to love. We will win.

I marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during an era where the most basic rights of association, voting and participation in civil society were denied in Jim Crow America. But Dr. King inspired and reminded America of its promise. And while we still have far, far to go, I am always amazed that I lived to see the election of our first African American president. The road to true equal rights and justice is not, and has never been, an easy one. But despite its many twists and turns, we will continue to march along it. We will win.

From Selma to Stonewall, Seneca Falls to Standing Rock, the history of America is often forged in a crucible of conflict and courage. Today, it is no different. We may face setback, or we may face triumph, but the direction will remain clear so long as our vision and our convictions do. You need only take measure of the passion of America’s youth--more cosmopolitan, more diverse, more rooted in science, more aware of their responsibilities as stewards of this Earth than any generation before them--to regain confidence in our national future. Look to them. We will win.
So tomorrow, as our nation at last finishes the most wrenching election in recent memory, I cast my own vote with both an eye to our past, where we have already overcome so much, and an eye to our future, where so much promise remains. We will vote, we will get through this. We will win.
Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:04 PM (3 replies)

Clark County (NV) response to Trump's "early voting" lawsuit is basically "GFY."


Jon Ralston

Clark County statement on Trump lawsuit.

Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 04:15 PM (0 replies)

"Incredibly honored" Eric Trump breaks law, Tweets photo of his completed ballot

Eric Trump appears to have tweeted out a photo of his filled-in ballot earlier this morning, along with the caption "It is an incredible honor to have voted for my father! He will do such a good job for the U.S.A! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain." In the photo, you can see part of a completed ballot for Donald J. Trump, with "New York" at the top confirming Eric's polling place.

The tweet has since been deleted, but screenshots are making the rounds showing the illegal photo. No enforcement action has yet been taken against the younger Trump.

In the state of New York, it's a misdemeanour to show your ballot to another person after voting with the intention of revealing which way you voted. That's precisely what Eric Trump appears to have done here.

A last-minute change was pushed through to allow ballot selfies in New York, but a judge ruled last week that it's too late to make procedural changes to the voting system. “A last-minute, judicially-imposed change in the protocol at 5,300 polling places would be a recipe for delays and a disorderly election, as well intentioned voters either took the perfectly posed selfie or struggled with their rarely used smartphone camera,” the judge ruled.

Posted by Miles Archer | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:23 PM (3 replies)
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