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The Insane Rationalizations, Bigotry And Hypocrisy Of The Right


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On 10/9/2020 at 5:09 AM, Murph said:

Sad but true.  "The Republicans made me murder, loot, and rape!  It is their fault!"


HAH! It's the 'Howie Klein' defense; Klein, is/was a SF Bay Area music critic/promoter/commentator/columnist on the Bay Area music scene and frequent radio talk show guest. One of his main shticks was how the 'Right/Republicans' were 'responsible' for all of his problems. He used to 'blow rope' even after 'Eeeevul Rightwingers' told him it was 'bad'--so when he was offered heroin, he heard 'The right wingers' said it was bad so that meant in his mind 'junk' must really be GREAT so he shot up! Therefore right wing Republicans were to blame for his addiction.

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2 minutes ago, Stargrunt6 said:

And why are they bothering doing this?  Do they think it'll flip some electoral college votes?

Flip enough EC votes to make a diff? In Cali?

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The law is the law:

State law does not authorize the use of unauthorized, non-official vote-by-mail ballot drop boxes. County elections officials alone have the authority to designate the location, hours of operation, and number of drop boxes in the county, and have the responsibility for ensuring compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations that guarantee the security and chain of custody of vote-by-mail ballots deposited.


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Member of far-right group charged with rioting at George Floyd protests


The Department of Justice on Friday charged a self-described member of a far-right organization, the Boogaloo Bois, with one count of participating in a riot. Ivan Harrison Hunter, 26, traveled from Texas to Minneapolis during civil unrest following the death of George Floyd, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota.


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WTF? :huh:


Twitter bans Steve Bannon for video suggesting violence against Fauci, FBI Director Wray

November 6, 2020 at 5:27 AM EST

If President Trump wins reelection, former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon said in a video posted Thursday that he should quickly eliminate Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert, and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray — by means of medieval execution.

“I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England. I’d put the heads on pikes,” Bannon said during a live taping of his online show, “War Room: Pandemic.”


I still don't get this obsession of hating Fauci by so many Rs...

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1 hour ago, Skywalkre said:

WTF? :huh:


I still don't get this obsession of hating Fauci by so many Rs...

He's the face of the pandemic response.  Trump is actually making the decisions at a Federal level but its easier to blame Fauci.  Which is kinda silly; Fauci can't make policy and could be fired at any moment.  Trump does make policy and could fire him but hasn't.

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Now my understanding of 'the right' is that business and corporations should be allowed to do what they do without government interference, and that any problems will be dealt with by 'the market' or through tort laws or similar use of civil legal action.

Then we have this, from my own city.  Where 'the market' or civil suits just won't cut it.




Crown Resorts has been deemed unsuitable to operate a new Sydney casino at Barangaroo after a months-long public inquiry which exposed allegations of money laundering.

Key points:

  • Crown's new casino has already been built, but is now unlikely to open
  • Allegations of criminality within the casino's operations were first raised by media in 2014
  • The findings will have major implications for Crown's flagship casino in Melbourne

A final report from the Crown probe, commissioned by NSW's Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA), was tabled in State Parliament this afternoon.

In it, Commissioner Patricia Bergin — a former chief judge in the NSW Supreme Court — said the company needed to make sweeping cultural changes if it wanted to be considered a suitable operator in the future.

It effectively means the casino component of Crown's new $2.2 billion skyscraper on Sydney Harbour will almost certainly be blocked from opening without changes by Crown, however, Commissioner Bergin's recommendations must still be officially adopted by the ILGA.

A hotel, and several restaurants in the tower have already opened.

In a statement, Crown said it was considering the findings in the report and will work with ILGA and the State Government "in relation to the findings and recommendations".

The report comes after a year-long inquiry ordered by the gaming regulator into systemic issues at Crown's existing casinos in Melbourne and Perth, to examine whether the company was fit to hold the gambling licence for the new facility.

The hearings were told about incidents of money laundering and links to international criminal syndicates through Crown's relationship with private junket operators who sourced the company's VIP clients from overseas.

The inquiry also investigated whether Crown broke any of its regulatory arrangements when former executive chairman James Packer sold a portion of his shares to Hong Kong based gaming giant Melco Resorts.

It also probed Mr Packer's involvement in the company after stepping down from the top job.

It was told his company Consolidated Press Holdings was given regular business updates about Crown's affairs and that Mr Packer acted as a "de facto director" even after leaving company.

Commissioner Patricia Bergin tabled the report in State Parliament on Tuesday.(Supplied: Paddy Bergin SC)

Allegations of criminality within the casino's operations were first raised publicly by an ABC Four Corners investigation in 2014 and again by Fairfax investigations five years later.

The report decried Crown's "corporate arrogance".

"One of the difficulties for Crown was its unjustified belief in itself and its unwillingness to entertain the prospect that there was any force in any of the Media Allegations," the report read.

The "core problems" which made Crown unsuitable, the report said, were the operator's "poor corporate governance" and "deficient risk-management structures".

The Commissioner noted the operator recognised a need for cultural change and that it has identified matters requiring "urgent attention and rectification".

How Crown was brought to its knees

Damning evidence was presented at a public inquiry into Crown's operations. Is this a new era of accountability for the gaming sector?

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The report made 19 recommendations, including several changes to the Casino Control Act aimed specifically at addressing money laundering activities which were uncovered during the inquiry.

One of the key recommendations was the establishment of the Independent Casino Commission (ICC) to operate as an independent oversight body, with powers of a standing Royal Commission, to regulate the gaming sector.

The ICC would ultimately be responsible for licensing decisions and disciplinary actions taken against licensees.

Other key suggestions to put forward in the report included forbidding NSW casino operators from dealing with junket operators, persons who bring high-rollers or VIPs from abroad.

Politicians considering report's findings

NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the State Government welcomed the report, but would be considering the recommendations "very carefully" before providing a formal response.

Independent NSW MP Justin Field said the Bergin report demonstrated that Crown's Barangaroo licence "should be torn up".

"What's absolutely clear is there is no way this casino can be allowed to be opened in February," Mr Field said.

The findings have major implications for Crown’s flagship casino in Melbourne — the company holds the only licence in Victoria.

For years the Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation was criticised for not pursuing complaints against Crown in Melbourne.

The Victorian Government said it would be considering the findings of the Bergin inquiry over the coming days.

It has already bought forward the five-yearly review of the casino’s licence, and is appointing an independent commissioner to oversee the probe.

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Wait. so the Casino hasn't even opened yet, the casino isn't going to open and thats indicative of the failure of government to be able to properly regulate the industry? What? 

Your evidence doesn't follow the basic conclusion. 

Also, from the issuse of market controlling behavior. If the casino is providing good customer service to it's clients who come to game, and the tables aren't rigged. That's the market response there. 

Issues of money laundering, point to issues in your tax law that are quite likely still in force and still subject to what ever the money laundering is seeking to hide from legally. 

That you have an ICC functional body that's looking into this as well....that's an example of how it all breaks down? 

Do you have any murderers that used your roads? IS the use of those roads by the murders and example of how your lack of road checkpoints is failing to adequately protect the public?  

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