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An Aggregation of my Online Presence

Paul Krugman on Twitter

“It’s normal to feel that people you disagree with politically are offering bad solutions to our problems. But Trump has brought something new: his policy agenda is almost entirely directed at problems we don’t have – problems that exist only in his warped imagination 1/”
Paul Krugman on Twitter

The whole thread is worth reading but the take away is this “his policy agenda is almost entirely directed at problems we don’t have – problems that exist only in his warped imagination” https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/1005812808129372161

Steve Schmidt on Twitter

“TRUMP got taken to the cleaners because he is ignorant and monumentally unprepared. What did Kim Jong Un give up with regard to training his million man army ? 12,000 North Korean artillery pieces are locked , loaded and trained on Seoul. He learned Trump is a stupendous fool”
Steve Schmidt on Twitter

Bitcoin’s Price Was Artificially Inflated Last Year, Researchers Say


SAN FRANCISCO — A concentrated campaign of price manipulation may have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other big cryptocurrencies last year, according to a paper released on Wednesday by an academic with a history of spotting fraud in financial markets.
via Bitcoin’s Price Was Artificially Inflated Last Year, Researchers Say
It looked like a pump and dump. Half of all bitcoin is owned by 100 people. They are mostly anonymous. They can pump and dump and make a fortune and no one would be able to trace them.

The Democrats are Moving Left, and the Real Work is Just Starting


Do Democrats running for office for the first time have their act together when it comes to economics? Writer Ryan Cooper is skeptical, writing at The Week that “The Democratic Party is flying blind on economics.
via The Democrats are Moving Left, and the Real Work is Just Starting
The biggest story no one is talking about is how the Bernie folks are taking over the democratic party and the democratic party is letting them.

Cuntroversy: For Conservatives on Bee and Barr, Civility Is a One-Way Street


Conservatives are generally childish about culture; they enjoy TV and movies and, to some extent, books but become enraged when they turn on cable or open a novel — or just read about them on a right-wing aggregation site — and find messages of which they do not approve.
via Cuntroversy: For Conservatives on Bee and Barr, Civility Is a One-Way Street
This is the most important story in America. The GOP demands respect it hasn’t earned nor will it reciprocate and the media allows this to happen under the false pretense of “both sides are just as bad”

Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign


Several prominent Russians, some in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle or high in the Russian Orthodox Church, now have been identified as having contact with National Rifle Association officials during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to photographs and an NRA source.
via Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign
This would be shocking if we didn’t already know about the collusion

Trump Says Appointment of Special Counsel is ‘Totally Unconstitutional’

The president also said he has the power to pardon himself, raising the prospect that he might take action to immunize himself from the ongoing Russia investigation.
Trump Says Appointment of Special Counsel is ‘Totally Unconstitutional’

The 2nd amendment trolls who talk about the need to defend from tyranny are totally cool with the president declaring himself above the law and uninvestigatable. It was never about defending the Constitution.

Evan McMullin on Twitter

“The president says an investigation of him is “unconstitutional,” that he may pardon himself, and that he has “absolute” powers. He considers himself king and will eventually act as one to avoid the consequences of his corruption. Will we defend our liberty or will we go quietly?”
Evan McMullin on Twitter