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  1. Standard membermchill
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    10 Jan '21 12:18
    @tefeather said
    What do people think about John Donaldson's new book "Bobby Fischer and His World: The Man, the Player, the Riddle, and the Colorful Characters Who Surrounded Him"? I just ordered it from Amazon.
    I've not ordered or read it yet, but the feedback so far is pretty good. I know the author (I.M. John Donaldson) from his tournament days in Seattle. John does his homework well. His books favor accuracy over literary drama, and I expect this one will be no different.
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    10 Jan '21 04:522 edits
    The Donald may desperately need his own media platform now that he’s been booted off Twitter for inciting a riot on our nations capital, but it’s going to cost him a lot more more $$ than he’s got. Even if he wants to use a partners money, this will be next to impossible now. His relentless attacks on the media for 5 years has left him very few friends in the media world.

    This week, the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal editorial page, a consistent pro-Trump venue, urged Trump to resign the morning after the battle for the Capitol. Fleeing to a host job at Sinclair, again, would make him a slow-moving target of his natural allies at Fox, NewsMax and OAN. Does he really want that? He has too many media enemies right now to manufacture new ones.

    To make matters worse for Trump, a multitude of legal and financial chickens will come home to roost once he leaves office.

    The Donald's pipe dream of having his own media brand is just that.

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/09/trump-building-media-empire-456888
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    @averagejoe1 said
    The plot thickens.......
    I'm giddy with anticipation - 😴
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    @averagejoe1 said
    Thankyou for making it cool to be an American again.

    Thankyou for showing that we need not be under China's thumb

    Thankyou for one of the strongest economic that we've ever experienced. Thankyou for what you have done for minority communities, and for the un believeable increase in Unemployment....

    Thankyou for supporting our American Flag, the military which st ...[text shortened]... . I pray you run again in 2024, in what is left of our country. It will be even harder next time.
    Thank You for lying about Mexico paying for that border wall.

    Thank You for jumping into bed with playmates and pornstars, paying them hush money, then trying to pass yourself as an Evangelical Christian.

    Thank You for locking all those little children up in animal cages on our southern border, they were a clear and present danger to America.

    Thank You for encouraging your goon squads to storm our Capital, destroy government property, and kill people.

    Thank You for playing golf, while thousands of your fellow Americans perish everyday in this deadly pandemic, it's such a bother, is it not? Hope you shot a good score!

    Thank You for trashing our alliances, and making America no more trusted than Al-Qaida. Now we have far less support in furthering America's agenda abroad.

    Are we great yet?? 😕
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    08 Jan '21 12:03
    The last fig leaf is gone. The GOP, defeated and fragmented is now going to have to weave it's broken parts together and limp along, after spending 5 years backing a tin - pot dictator who would rather incite goon squads to riot and kill their own citizens, rather than accept the outcome of an election. When Al Gore and Hillary Clinton lost their elections, they were angry...but never resorted to violence, choosing instead to make their grievances known in the courts. Republicans can try to spin this horrific event, but it won't work.

    So - Where does the GOP go from here? Do they return to their Conservative roots which have been the traditional place for the "angry white man" who's political power is slowly eroding due to changing demographics, or do they continue to back an obese ex President, who faces a mountain of legal and financial problems once he leaves office? Either way; the future of the GOP is not a pretty one. 😳
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    06 Jan '21 10:24
    @duchess64 said
    Kim Jong-un, that's who!

    In contrast to Trump, who likes to boast that he has handled Covid-19
    perfectly and urges Americans to 'blame China' for everything,
    Kim Jong-un has admitted in public that he's wrong.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/06/north-korea-congress-kim-jong-un-economic-plan-failure-mistake-biden

    "North Korea: Kim Jong-un says economic ...[text shortened]... r socially distancing."

    Being willing to concede error is the first step toward learning from it.
    "North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, has admitted that his economic policies have largely failed, and vowed to avoid a repeat of the “painful lessons” of the past at a rare meeting of the country’s ruling party.

    Being willing to concede error is the first step toward learning from it.



    This would seem to be a step in the right direction. Let us hope Kim Jong-un follows it up with a few more.

    Regarding Donald Trump, a small army of Federal and State law enforcement folks want to have with him once he leaves office regarding fraud, income tax evasion, election violations and other misdeeds. I'll be thankful when he's tucked away in prison where he richly deserves to be.
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    05 Jan '21 14:22
    @duchess64 said
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/05/trump-is-trying-to-thwart-democracy-itself-but-the-problem-is-deeper-than-one-man

    "Trump is trying to thwart democracy itself. But the problem is deeper than one man.
    Republicans have carefully cultivated rot in the voting system.
    It didn’t start with Trump and it won’t end after he leaves."

    "The rot runs deep i ...[text shortened]...
    There will be a ruthless war fought at the polls, in the courts, in the media,
    and in the streets.
    "The rot runs deep inside a Republican party that has not only lost faith
    in democracy but bet its future on rule-rigging and minority rule.


    This is an elegantly worded, and very truthful statement. I wish I could express my thoughts as well as this-
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    05 Jan '21 14:123 edits
    In the last 10 months, my OTB playing strength (via chess.com online tournaments) has risen from miserable up to the low side of average. As I continue to study, play, and otherwise claw my way back to respectability, I wanted to take this moment to say "Thank You" to everyone here for your advise, and answers to my questions over the last year. Much appreciated. 🙂
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    05 Jan '21 07:43
    @rajk999 said
    Due to intense negotiations between God and Witness Lee, the rules laid down by Jesus Christ have been rescinded. When the Rapture occurs apparently God is sending down Witness Lee to collect the followers of the Local Church Organization. All others will be left behind.

    Jesus Christ it seems has been placed on 6 galaxy months leave because Witness Lee said that all his fo ...[text shortened]... that you love God [and Lee of course] every day.

    For more information contact archangel sonship.
    Aside from all your sarcasm and nonsense, I would point out that even Jesus admitted he didn't know when all of this would happen, only the father in heaven. With this in mind, I would invite all here to stop trying to guess dates when this event will occur.
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    04 Jan '21 09:35
    @divegeester said
    I thought this was what your other thread as about...
    Court cases are one thing. Phone calls to bully elections officials are another -
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    04 Jan '21 09:242 edits
    In a desperate call to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger, soon-to-be ex-president Donald Trump, begs and badgers Raffensberger to “find” the votes that would overturn the state’s presidential election results" Trump told Raffensberger that he was taking “a big risk” by refusing to cooperate by falsifying verified election results that showed Biden winning by 11,779 votes.

    Listen to this phone call (just released by Raffensberger) and you'll hear the voice of a really scared guy who has a great deal to answer for once he leaves office!

    https://news.yahoo.com/audio-unhinged-trump-tries-bully-194957236.html

    https://www.msnbc.com/weekends-with-alex-witt/watch/trump-pressures-georgia-secretary-of-state-to-recount-election-i-just-want-to-find-11-780-votes-98726469948
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    04 Jan '21 09:03
    @metal-brain said
    Can't believe the guy still has a job and Biden is going to keep him. He is a horrible embarrassment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uENyOGnUH8c
    It's interesting to listen to all these "self appointed" experts, none of whom could even pass the entrance exam to med school, much less graduate, pass judgment on a doctor that has studied and treated infectious diseases for over 4 decades.

    Jimmy Dore has a degree in marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago. This guy knows very little about infectious diseases, but he's going to pass judgement on Dr. Fauci? This guy has all the credibility as the guy that told us UV rays, and household cleansers were the solution to COVID 19. 😴

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Dore
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    04 Jan '21 02:13
    @metal-brain said
    I think you are making it up.
    If not, you can easily provide your source of information, right?
    The source of information is in the 35+ trial transcripts, all of which Trump lost. Look it up. I'm not here to spoon feed the information to you.
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    02 Jan '21 18:56
    @metal-brain said
    Are you disputing that?
    The judges are disputing that. Unlike you, they've examined this "so called" evidence. They think it's garbage. Take it up with them Skippy!
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    @metal-brain said
    "judges have said there is no legal merit to Trump's (so called) evidence. "

    Not all judges ruled on the merits. Most did not.
    Not all judges ruled on the merits. Most did not.


    Oh, now you're a legal expert. And you received your law degree from - where??
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