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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:53 pm
 


Might as well have one clearing house thread for all the human garbage that'll be making hay over the next four years. No need to give each and every one of them their own thread but it's still important to make note of them and their malice as they proceed under the Trump banner. Hopefully their antics make the inevitable arrival of the long-awaited American Robespierre come that much sooner.

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... ation.html

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In 2007, TV preacher Paula White got investigated by the U.S. Senate for her shady fundraising practices.

Ten years later, she will pray at Trump’s inauguration.

Yes, really.

White is a televangelist with a huge audience and a knack for stirring controversy. She’s been a Trump booster for years, and she helped organize a summit for him in the early days of his presidential campaign with other televangelists. Her presence at the inauguration is a very strong indicator that Trump’s White House will be a safe space for the Christian right’s most controversial characters.

Think of Paula White’s ministry as the church version of Trump University. She preaches the prosperity gospel, an approach to Christianity that is, shall we say, unorthodox.

Prosperity gospel preachers teach that God wants people to be rich, and that he makes them wealthy as a sign of his blessing and favor; the richer you are, the more God loves you.

Because, you know, Jesus wore wingtips and a Rolex.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:06 pm
 


Twitter is by and large already a sewer. Post-election odds are good that it'll manage to even get shittier. To wit, this conspiracist dickwad who scared the shit out of a church full of people on Monday and then raced to post the footage on his Twitter account:

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/watch-u ... onspiracy/

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A Northeast Philadelphia man was ejected from a Catholic church Monday after interrupting the congregation’s midnight mass to deliver a diatribe about the church’s sex abuse scandal and the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, Philly Voice reports.

Howard Caplan—a 47-year old self-professed conspiracy theorist, who gained recognition during the general election when he traversed road medians throughout Philadelphia hoisting a sign that read “Hillary [Clinton] 4 prison”—posted the video Early Monday morning on his Twitter feed, @Deplorable4L.

In the video, Caplan can be heard bursting into The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul shouting, “Pizzagate is real! Pizzagate is real!”


Ah well, at least they didn't get shot at this time.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:14 pm
 


New Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin apparently ran his foreclosure factory, *ahem* "bank", with seniors specifically targeted to be booted out of their homes:

https://www.propublica.org/article/trum ... heir-homes

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In 2015, OneWest Bank moved to foreclose on John Yang, an 80-year-old Korean immigrant living in Orange Park, Florida, a small suburb of Jacksonville. The bank believed he wasn’t living in his home, violating the terms of its loan. It dispatched an agent to give him legal notification of the foreclosure.

Where did the bank find him? At the same single-story home the bank had said in court papers he did not occupy.

Still OneWest pressed on, forcing Yang, a former Christian missionary, to seek help from legal aid attorneys. This year, during a deposition, an employee of OneWest’s servicing division was asked the obvious question: Why would the bank pursue a foreclosure that seemed so clearly unjustified by the facts?

The employee’s response was blunt: “You’re trying to make logic out of an illogical situation.”

Yang was lucky. The bank eventually dropped its efforts against him. But others were not so fortunate. In recent years, OneWest has foreclosed on at least 50,000 people, often in circumstances that consumer advocates say run counter to federal rules and, as in Yang’s case, common sense.

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary has prompted new scrutiny of OneWest’s foreclosure practices. Mnuchin was the lead investor and chairman of the company during the years it ramped up its foreclosure efforts. Representatives from the company and the Trump transition team did not respond to requests for comment.

Records show the attempt to push Mr. Yang out of his home was not an unusual one for OneWest’s Financial Freedom unit, which focused on controversial home loans known as reverse mortgages. Regulators and consumer advocates have long worried that these loans, popular during the height of the housing bubble, exploit elderly homeowners.

The loans allow people to benefit from the equity they have built up over many years without selling their houses. The money is paid in a variety of ways, from lump sums to a stream of monthly checks. Borrowers are allowed to stay in their homes for as long as they live.

The loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, meaning the agency pays lenders like Freedom Financial the difference between the ultimate sale price of the home and the size of the reverse mortgage.

But the fees are often high and the interest charges mount up quickly because the homeowner isn’t paying down any of the principal on the loan. Homeowners remain on the hook for property taxes and insurance and can lose their homes if they miss those payments.

A 2012 report to Congress by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said that “vigorous enforcement is necessary to ensure that older homeowners are not defrauded of a lifetime of home equity.”


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:16 pm
 


From the news feed:

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Trump rewards big donors with jobs and access
Contributors who met with Trump gave about $59 million in support of his campaign and other Republicans, averaging more than $800,000 per donor.

More than a third of the almost 200 people who have met with President-elect Donald Trump since his election last month, including those interviewing for administration jobs, gave large amounts of money to support his campaign and other Republicans this election cycle.

....While campaign donors are often tapped to fill comfy diplomatic posts across the globe, the extent to which donors are stocking Trump’s administration is unparalleled in modern presidential history, due in part to the Supreme Court decisions that loosened restrictions on campaign contributions, according to three longtime campaign experts.

The access and appointments are especially striking given Trump’s regular boasting during his campaign that his personal fortune and largely self-funded presidential bid meant that he would not be beholden to big donors, as many of his rivals would.


http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/d ... rds-232974

The buyers remorse is already starting to sink in with some Trump voters


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:47 pm
 


And that's probably small-scale corruption compared to what's about to be unleashed over the first year of the Great Mistake.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:17 am
 


Thanos wrote:
And that's probably small-scale corruption compared to what's about to be unleashed over the first year of the Great Mistake.

See, this is the problem. Neither of them are fit to run the country. Calling Trump the "Great Mistake" assumes Clinton would have been any better. She is clearly unstable. She's a racist and a bigot. She really has no problem with misogyny as long as she can continue to use the person engaging in it to further her political career. And considering this was likely her last shot at the Presidency, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Clinton divorce in the near future.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:12 am
 


Seems to me, that as a Canadian, you didn't have to make an either or choice. I don't understand the love many Canadians have for Trump.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:39 am
 


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I wouldn't be surprised to see a Clinton divorce in the near future.


I imagine Bill might file for divorce after Hillary's sentencing. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:40 am
 


Foolish person says foolish thing about Auschwitz, gets bitch slapped by Auschwitz Memorial historical group:

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/auschwi ... holocaust/

Basically a convincing "don't drag us into your nonsense, dumb-ass". :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:26 am
 


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after Hillary's sentencing. :mrgreen:


That's another Trump promise that will go unfulfilled. You should probably start keeping track of them, there will be plenty more.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:28 am
 


The promises that Trump will keep will in the end do a million times more damage than the ones he abandons.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:45 pm
 


Yeah I've heard that "let's hope he sticks to his track record of not fulfilling promises" before.

The Trump administration will be a government of crony capitalism, personal impulse and knee-jerk reaction with very little of it having anything to do with election promises kept or not kept.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:48 pm
 


A certain river in Egypt will feature prominently in the headlines about Trump.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:52 pm
 


His Twitter tirades will provide plenty of fodder for political pundits.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:54 pm
 


Speaking of deplorable's....Obama has done more in the last month to cement his "legacy" as the most petulant, vindictive President in our time.


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