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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
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Trump: If The U.S. Is Attacked, Japan ‘Can Sit Home And Watch Sony Television’


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed Japan, an ally of the United States, can “sit home and watch Sony television” if the U.S. is ever attacked.

“You know we have a treaty with Japan, where if Japan is attacked, we have to use the full force and might of the United States,” Trump said during an appearance in Iowa on Friday. “If we’re attacked, Japan doesn’t have to do anything. They can sit home and watch Sony television, OK?”

Trump told The New York Times in July that he would judge NATO members’ spending on security before helping them face down a potential invasion. The businessman had previously stated he wants Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and NATO countries to “pay up.”

“They owe us tremendously, we’re taking care of all those people and what I want them to do is pay up,” he said in June.
Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 07:36 PM (7 replies)

#‎PurpleTrumpsOrange‬: Veteran's "Help Trump Get a Purple Heart" GoFundMe campaign


Help Trump Get a Purple Heart

As with seemingly everything else in his life, Mr. Trump got one handed to him instead of earning it. That being said, as a Purple Heart recipient ( proof ) who earned one the old-fashioned way by returning from Afghanistan one leg lighter, I fully endorse his desire to earn one and would happily oblige his interest in doing so, by being one of the first to chip in to fly him to the conflict zone of his choosing. After all, you're never too old to follow your dreams.

…ok, let’s be serious. Super serious. We’re not going to be able to help Donald realize his conveniently retroactive military fantasies, and based on precedent he could likely get a series of deferments to avoid going even if we tried. So instead, we’re going to convert his toxic bigotry, ignorance, and callousness into something positive. As Michelle Obama said/as Melania Trump might say at some point in the future: "when they go low, we go high."

What better way to do that than to redirect money to a good cause that Donald Trump would vehemently oppose: aiding Syrian refugees. All money actually raised will be distributed to vetted groups working directly with Syrian refugees as well as refugees of similar conflict zones - the decent fellow humans who were unfortunate enough to be in one of these regions when everything around them collapsed, and whom Trump has broadly categorized as likely terrorists unworthy of resettlement.

Due to the amount raised so far, the funds will be split between three organizations with different specialties:
-1/3 of it will go to the International Rescue Committee, which is one of the nine voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) that work directly with the admitting/screening U.S. government agencies to help refugees “move in” and establish their new lives, while at the same time helping them become self-sufficient and well-integrated members of their community.
-1/3 of it will go to the Syrian American Medical Society, which is comprised of medical professionals of Syrian descent offering a wide range of medical services to Syrians in need, both inside and outside of Syria. In addition to providing medical care themselves, they also help to “teach a man to fish” by providing instruction to Syrian medical professionals.
-1/3 of it will go to Refugees Welcome International, essentially an “AirBnB for refugees” that engages our European and Canadian friends whose governments allow private refugee sponsorship (something the U.S. does not yet do). Because so much of the spirit of this fundraiser is centered around a unified global outlook (we’re all fellow homo sapiens, sitting on a rock hurtling through space together), I figured we could help our European and Canadian allies demonstrate the efficacy of private sponsorship.
Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 03:48 PM (5 replies)

Trump throws out baby, now says "Such a lie. And they know it's a lie! And spread the word!"

"This was a beautiful baby, and beautiful mother. And the baby was crying, and I jokingly said, 'You know what, that's okay. Let the baby cry. We love babies,'" he continued. "And then about two minutes later, it didn't stop. It just went on, and I'm trying to speak in front of thousands -- we had thousands of people in the room. And I said, 'All right.' I actually said the first time, 'Alright, keep the baby here, don't worry about it.'"

Then: "After about two minutes, I said, 'You know what? I'm going to counteract my order.' Beautiful baby. Eh? If you take her outside, that's not so bad."

Trump then blasted the press for their headlines, which he remembered as, "Trump throws baby out of arena."

"Such a lie. And they know it's a lie! And spread the word, folks, but they know it's a lie," the GOP nominee said. "I don't throw babies out, believe me. I love babies! I love my children, I love babies. I don't throw babies out, believe me."

Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 07:09 AM (7 replies)

Trump amits that he never watched a "top secret" Iran video.


Donald J. Trump Verified account

The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!

Mother Jones Asked Trump Supporters About the Khan Controversy. Here's What They Said.

Rep. Mike Coffman Releases "Stand Up To Trump" Video ("I don't care for him that much")

The actual video, linked on Huffington Post, has been marked "private."

Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Aug 4, 2016, 12:00 PM (0 replies)

Battleground polls: Clinton tops Trump post-convention

Source: CNN

(CNN)Hillary Clinton holds commanding leads over Donald Trump in a trio of states that the GOP nominee has made central to his White House bid, according to polls released Thursday following both party's national conventions last month.

In New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Michigan -- states that have trended Democratic in recent elections, but whose economics and demographics seem to pose an opening for the GOP nominee -- Clinton has made strides in improving her favorable ratings, while Trump remains challenged by high unfavorable ratings and resistance from a significant portion of Republicans.

Clinton leads Trump 47% to 32% among likely New Hampshire voters, according to the poll from WBUR, with third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein included. Matched up one-on-one, Clinton's lead grows to 17 points, 51% to 34%.

Both candidates continue to suffer from challenging unfavorable ratings, though Clinton has made strides improving her marks following the conventions. The Democratic nominee now breaks even, with 45% saying they view Clinton favorably to 45% who say the opposite -- up from a -23 spread in a WBUR poll from May. Trump is viewed favorably by 29% of likely New Hampshire voters, against 60% who have an unfavorable opinion -- a slight decline from May.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/04/politics/clinton-leads-trump-three-states/index.html
Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Aug 4, 2016, 10:33 AM (4 replies)

Journalists receive ethics award for revealing Adelson as buyer of LV Review Journal in 2015

Journalists win ethics award for Review-Journal sale investigation

By Ric Anderson

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 | 4:10 p.m.

The news team that solved the mystery of who bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2015 has received a commendation from the Society of Professional Journalists.

The SPJ bestowed one of two 2015 Ethics in Journalism Awards to a group of R-J staffers who, despite being instructed by a representative of the new owners not to question who had purchased the paper, launched an investigation and revealed in December that the Sheldon Adelson family had bought it under a company called News + Media Capital Group LLC.

“Despite obfuscation and obstacles from their new bosses, the team persevered and didn’t back down,” said a news release announcing the award.

In the release, members of the investigative team were listed as Editor Mike Hengel, Deputy Editor James Wright, Editorial Page Editor Glenn Cook, columnist John L. Smith and reporters Howard Stutz, Jennifer Robison, James DeHaven and Eric Hartley.
Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Aug 4, 2016, 09:06 AM (0 replies)

Trump gets nomination, gets access to classified intel, shares "military tape" info at FL rally.

What's wrong with this picture?

The "$400 million airlifted to Iran" thing.

Trump Boasts About Watching ‘Top Secret’ Iran Video Immediately After Becoming Eligible To Receive Classified Briefings
His vivid description raised questions about whether he disclosed classified material.
08/03/2016 07:12 pm ET | Updated 9 hours ago

Donald Trump on Wednesday described vivid details from a video he said he had watched earlier in the day of Iranian officials unloading cash from an airplane. The money was part of a payment, announced earlier this year, from the U.S. to Iran to settle a decades-old dispute over an incomplete weapons sale.

“I’ll never forget the scene this morning,” Trump told the crowd in Daytona Beach, Florida, of what he said he had watched. “Iran ― I don’t think you’ve heard this anywhere but here ― Iran provided all of that footage, the tape, of taking that money off that airplane.

“Over there, where that plane landed, top secret, they don’t have a lot of paparazzi, you know,” Trump said. “The paparazzi doesn’t do so well over there.” But “they have a perfect tape, obviously done by a government camera, and the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane. It’s a military tape. It’s a tape that was a perfect angle, nice and steady.”

No publicly available video matches what Trump described. This raises the possibility that Trump was either fabricating the contents of a non-existent video, or he was disclosing information to which he has newly been granted access.

According to beloved former W.H. Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, Trump is lacking in any "bad deeds."

Ari Fleischer, a press secretary in the George W. Bush White House, said Trump’s repeated calamities have “made it harder for people like me to be for him.” But he still intends to support the New York businessman over Clinton.

“Donald Trump says horribly offensive things that rattle me and bother me deeply. Hillary Clinton has done horribly bad things in terms of her personal ethics, in terms of her governmental ethics,” he said. “Trump has done it with his words. She’s done it with her deeds.”

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