Patrick Brown couldn’t win – and he was ousted

..with lies. I don’t like/dislike the man, but US-style dirty tricks knocked him out. I hope he sues whoever and wins, and throws a monkey wrench into the leadership race.

Patrick Brown says he was on an indoor tennis court when an assistant told him his team needed to see him, immediately. Hours later, he was no longer the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, brought down by allegations of sexual misconduct that he denies.

Source: Exclusive: Patrick Brown says sexual assault allegations motivated by ‘political adversaries’ | Globalnews.ca

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How the money corruption in DC works

Lobbyists are at the heart of the system. Therefore they cannot be cut out.

For anyone who has ever heard the term “Washington insider” and felt outside — we are with you. So this week, we go inside the rooms where the deals get made, to the actual moment that the checks change hands — and we ask the people writing and receiving the checks what, exactly, is the money buying?

www.thisamericanlife.org/461/take-the-money-and-run-for-office

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Trump gets A+ for persuasion

Are the Fake News Awards Persuasive?

I’m no historian, but I doubt any prior president has combined theater and politics so ambitiously and so effectively. President Trump is intentionally and deftly “bringing the show” on this topic and lots of others. If you don’t understand persuasion, you might think he is just being crazy or narcissistic or authoritarian or some other misdiagnosis. But if you know that attention and memory are the primary levers of persuasion, and you see how often he commands both, you might recognize that you are seeing something special here in terms of a talent stack. (A talent stack is a combination of skills that are designed to work well together, such as the collective sub-talents for persuasion, theater, and politics.)

blog.dilbert.com/2018/01/18/fake-news-awards-persuasive/

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Head pineapple apologizes for fruit machine

The end is near when this is what our “leader” is busy talking about.

This will cost you and me $100 million.

Ottawa also announced Monday that the government will earmark over $100 million to compensate LGBT civil servants whose careers were sidelined or ended because of their sexuality.

The fruit machine

H/t 986.nashownotes.com

* Duration: 2:43h, Played: 1:10h

* Published: 2017-11-30 5:11:28 PM

* Episode Download Link (112 MB): mp3s.nashownotes.com/NA-986-2017-11-30-Final.mp3

* Show Notes: 986.noagendashow.com/

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Pivotal Texas ballot counting case

Elections vote on and counted by a computer without paper ballots are fraud – pure and simple. Listen to this lady’s amazing story.

Dr. Laura Pressley ran for City Council in Austin, Texas in 2014, intent on cutting waste from the city budget and fixing problems.  She was an extremely popular candidate whose grassroots campaign was boosted by scores of dedicated volunteers, and given her expertise with numbers and lifelong activism she was thought by nearly all to be perfect for the job.  However, two weeks before the election-entry deadline, a 24-year-old ethnic Mexican (Gregorio Casar) moved into town, signed up to run and beat Laura Pressley 2 to 1.  With her mathematical skills, Dr. Pressley began to analyze the election results, saw odd patterns, and decided to file a lawsuit to decertify her opponent’s victory.  Her case — the first in the country to produce direct evidence of electronic vote fraud — has reached the Texas Supreme Court, and if she prevails, EVF will be blown open in America as never before.  Please hear this amazing woman’s story and support her ($15K of donations are needed!!) at PressleyForAustin.com.  Read more here and here.Listen here

Source: Podcasts

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The Weight of Chains 

Just finished watching this fast paced (and a bit confusing) Michael Moore style documentary on the destruction and rebuilding in an EU/US image of Yugoslavia.

It was an excellent deconstruction of the NATO Balkan assault of the 90s. In two hours you will know more about what really happened then 10 years of new bytes leaked past the Clinton-Lewinsky sideshow, clearly meant as distractive pablum for the American audience.

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