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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 31, 2022, 08:19:09 PM »
Either way, I'm sure that he's taking the tax write off.
Take this with a grain of salt because I don't have a link handy, but I saw a headline when I was toilet-scrolling through the news earlier that I'm pretty sure said the returns showed he did not donate his presidential salary for a couple years he was in office. So he might not have.

Yeah.  Wasn't a tax writeoff.  He technically made $1 while in office with the rest of his salary going to one department or another.
I'm curious to see how that looks on paper but not today.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 31, 2022, 09:56:31 AM »
So yeah... long story short seems to be that he loses ALOT of money in his income but has so little or no income for those years.
Well, to be fair, Trump did donate pretty much all of his presidential income to various charities.  One of the few campaign promises that he actually kept.
???
My underatanding was he diverted his salary to other departments, not charities.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 30, 2022, 08:37:08 PM »
https://www.npr.org/2022/12/30/1146215064/trumps-tax-returns-released

His reply.

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The Democrats should have never done it, the Supreme Court should have never approved it, and it’s going to lead to horrible things for so many people. The great USA divide will now grow far worse. The radical, left Democrats have weaponized everything, but remember, that is a dangerous two-way street! The “Trump” tax returns once again show how proudly successful I have been and how I have been able to use depreciation and various other tax deductions as an incentive for creating thousands of jobs and magnificent structures and enterprises.

So yeah... long story short seems to be that he loses ALOT of money in his income but has so little or no income for those years.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: December 30, 2022, 09:02:10 AM »
He was given 500 hours of community service, forced to pay restitution of $85,000, and was on probation for 5 years.

Also, if you scrolled down on that page and opened the pdf under discipline, you'd see the details of the grand larceny charges.

But ya didn't, did you?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: December 28, 2022, 09:09:56 AM »
Overcharging Medicaid for government-determined "unnecessary" procedures is a lot different than falsifying research papers. He was charged with things like using a throat swab test for people with sore throats. From the document:

https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubdoh/professionals/doctors/conduct/factions/FileDownloadAction.action?finalActionId=515&fileName=lc151279.pdf&fileSeqNum=1

    'one of the charges indicated that his use of a throat swab for a patient with a sore throat was excessive. He asked the
    Committee, “What’s wrong with that?”'

Aside from a penny pinching government who thinks sick people shouldn't be tested, what is wrong with that exactly? If I went to the doctor for a sore throat I would expect my doctor to perform a test. If this is the level of fraud he is charged with, we can assume that the other charges of unspecified "fraud" and "negligence" and "misconduct" in this document are of a similar nature. This is one of the only specified examples of his fraud in this document, and it's laughable. Other than this specific example the document generalizes it as $2,000 worth of fraud or $85,000 worth of fraud. Why not specify the worst example rather than the most laughable one? The example undermines the rest.

The document says that he wasn't performing the procedures he was supposed to perform. From the example we got, and considering the nature of Medicaid, this must mean he was giving better version of treatment and procedures to his patients than the government wanted him to give. Many complex procedures and courses of treatment can be turned into "fraud" if the charge code procedure as written in the "give them subpar" Medicaid billing reference manual isn't exactly the same to the letter as the version of the procedure the doctor performed.

The ludicrous example they gave in the document shows that they had it out for him for some reason. It is also plain that he was begging for forgiveness and accepting fault in the document with a proverbial gun to his head.

You did read it, right?
HE, Broxmeyer, brought it up, not the committee. As such, it was written.  So the accused brought up the most ludicrous, not the worst.

And then said he didn't really contest it much since afterwards, he got hit with a bunch of other charges.


You also assume 1 swab was done and that was excessive.
But if he did 2 swabs every day for 10 days straight... That could be excessive.  Especially if we sent those in for testing since, ya know, there's no point on using a throat swab if you aren't collecting a culture.  Right?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: December 27, 2022, 10:53:56 PM »
It should also be noted that being one of SEVERAL authors of a paper does not mean you're actually good at it.
It's like a school group project where one kid does nothing but still gets credit.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 27, 2022, 07:46:48 PM »
Anyway
..
Pretty sure someone already posted this:

“And in the state of Michigan, Republicans are moving in to investigate this software glitch called Dominion that actually changed thousands of votes from Trump to Biden,” Hannity exclaimed on Nov. 9. “They caught it. Now, the same software also, quote, ‘glitched’ in Georgia and was used in as many as 28 states, according to John Solomon.”

Seems like he believed it to me.

The full quote to that shows that he was searching for answers and seeking an investigation, not that he came to the answer and was calling fraud:

https://www.mediamatters.org/media/3921896

And in the state of Michigan, Republicans are moving in to investigate this software glitch called Dominion that actually changed thousands of votes from Trump to Biden. They caught it. Now, the same software also, quote, “glitched” in Georgia and was used in as many as 28 states, according to John Solomon. We need real answers. Why should we, as a country, be OK when that happened? And shouldn't we investigate it so that every American has confidence in the outcome?

Yeah he was.  Thats almost literally what he said.

"Why shoud we, as a country, be ok when that happened?" -stating its a fact that it happened.
He's saying "these glitches happened and we should investigste them so we know who really won the election"

Calling for an investigation and uncovering of answers is withholding judgement until an investigation can be conducted. In a court you are judged after the evidence is presented and the jury gives its verdict, not before. By calling for an investigation he is saying that he doesn't have the answers, and it needs to be investigated.

Ie: “Is Lord Dave a serial killer? We need answers. Everyone should be shocked by the eye witness claims. The claims need to be investigated.”

This is not calling you a serial killer. It is suggesting that it needs to be determined if you are one.

Where did he say "was the election stolen?" ?
To put it in your analogy....

And in the state of Michigan, police are moving in to investigate a murderer that killed dozens of people. They caught him. Now, the same murderer as also ”appears to have murdered" in Georgia and in as many as 28 states, according to John Solomon. We need real answers. Why should we, as a country, be OK when murder happens? And shouldn't we investigate it so that every American can be safe from serial killers?"


At no point does he say "Did those machines glitch?" He states it as a fact.  Even saying it was caught doing it.
The investigation he wants is understood to be an investigation of how much rather than if.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 27, 2022, 02:21:04 PM »
Anyway
..
Pretty sure someone already posted this:

“And in the state of Michigan, Republicans are moving in to investigate this software glitch called Dominion that actually changed thousands of votes from Trump to Biden,” Hannity exclaimed on Nov. 9. “They caught it. Now, the same software also, quote, ‘glitched’ in Georgia and was used in as many as 28 states, according to John Solomon.”

Seems like he believed it to me.

The full quote to that shows that he was searching for answers and seeking an investigation, not that he came to the answer and was calling fraud:

https://www.mediamatters.org/media/3921896

And in the state of Michigan, Republicans are moving in to investigate this software glitch called Dominion that actually changed thousands of votes from Trump to Biden. They caught it. Now, the same software also, quote, “glitched” in Georgia and was used in as many as 28 states, according to John Solomon. We need real answers. Why should we, as a country, be OK when that happened? And shouldn't we investigate it so that every American has confidence in the outcome?

Yeah he was.  Thats almost literally what he said.

"Why shoud we, as a country, be ok when that happened?" -stating its a fact that it happened.
He's saying "these glitches happened and we should investigste them so we know who really won the election"

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 26, 2022, 01:08:30 PM »
https://www.npr.org/2022/12/25/1145481615/busloads-of-migrants-dropped-off-at-kamala-harriss-home-on-christmas-eve

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"This terrible crisis for border communities in Texas is a catastrophe of your own making," Abbott wrote in a letter to the president on Dec. 20. "These communities and the state are ill-equipped to do the job assigned to the federal government – house the thousands of migrants flooding into the country every day. With perilous temperatures moving into the area, many of these migrants are at risk of freezing to death on city streets."
He wrote, while sending them even farther north where it's colder.

Yeah, he doesn't actually care.  He just wants to look good for his voters.  I say Biden gives them all immediate citizenship and says "Thanks for the voters, Scott!"

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 24, 2022, 06:38:52 AM »
If Sean Hannity lied, lets see the statements side by side. He recently said that he didn't believe Sydney Powell's claims:

https://uproxx.com/viral/sean-hannity-didnt-believe-sidney-powell-voter-fraud-claims/

    During a court hearing on Wednesday, before the case goes to jury trial in April, it was revealed that Hannity was asked if he bought the claims notorious Trump lawyer and Diet Dr. Pepper fanatic Sidney Powell had made about voter fraud, including on his own show.

    “I didn’t believe it for a second,” Hannity replied under oath.

So for this to be a lie, where are the quotes showing that he did believe Sydney Powell's claims?

Please refer to reply #69 in this thread.

Reply #69 (i hope you were joking...)

No, no, FES has already decided that all this Russian hacking news is a hoax dreamed up by the Washington Post and willingly abetted by the rest of the media aimed at delegitimizing Trump's victory.  Keep up.

fwiw i think skepticism of these hacking claims is very reasonable (i'm guessing you do as well), i just don't get how such a large segment of the pop gets to adamant denial from healthy skepticism.

How do you get adamant denial from healthy skepticism?

I don't believe there is any evidence that Russia directed this particular hack. I haven't seen it. It's not like I'm denying evidence that is obviously there. There just hasn't been any. Just a general, "Trust us, we're the CIA!" I wonder how many people have fell for that in the past 60 years lol.




Anyway
..
Pretty sure someone already posted this:

“And in the state of Michigan, Republicans are moving in to investigate this software glitch called Dominion that actually changed thousands of votes from Trump to Biden,” Hannity exclaimed on Nov. 9. “They caught it. Now, the same software also, quote, ‘glitched’ in Georgia and was used in as many as 28 states, according to John Solomon.”

Seems like he believed it to me.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 23, 2022, 08:15:46 AM »
Look, Sean Hannity is renowned for his fair and balanced approach to commentary, and I won't stand for this maligning of such an upstanding newsman any longer!  >o<

But...

If he comments on himself... Is it still fair and balanced?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 23, 2022, 05:48:41 AM »
It must be hard, having to rationalize people you thought were being truthful and telling it like it is, were actually lying to you because thats what got them views.

Alex Jones, Sean Hannity... Whose next?  I hope Trump.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 22, 2022, 07:09:42 PM »
And it just gets better and better.

https://www.npr.org/2022/12/22/1144926308/fox-news-sean-hannity-dominion-lawsuit-trump

Long story short: Sean Hannity admits, under oath, that he lied to everyone who watches his show.  Alot.

And they say Fox is trustworthy.  HA!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 22, 2022, 06:18:25 PM »
And the worse news Trump could get...



Summary: his tax returns not only weren't under audit while he was president (like he said) BUT its gonna be released. 
So now everyone will know Trump's business deals and just how rich he says he is.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Free Speech Warrior Elon Musk
« on: December 22, 2022, 06:02:05 AM »
I also suspect that only conservatives would be gullible enough to buy into Musk's carefully cultivated myth of how he's a modern-day Thomas Edison, a brilliant scientist-inventor who's personally paving the way to a golden future through his keen scientific mind and many wonderful inventions, rather than the more mundane reality of Musk not really being a scientist or an inventor at all, but a businessman who made a fortune (with the advantage of starting out with a sizable inheritance) through making the right corporate investments and acquisitions. The only thing Musk has in common with Edison is his habit of taking credit for other people's work.
I thought thats what Edison was: a business man who didn't (or barely) invented anything, then spent his time discrediting his rivals because he was a huge asshole.
Like the time he told the US Navy that Radar was stupid.  Or the time he used AC current on stray animals (he paid kids to find) to kill them publically as a way to show how bad AC was and how safe DC was.


Seriously, Musk is pretty damn close to a modern day Edison.  Including the whole myth about how great they are.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: December 21, 2022, 05:40:47 AM »
He said with no linking evidence.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Free Speech Warrior Elon Musk
« on: December 20, 2022, 10:22:32 PM »
CNN: After Twitter users voted to oust Elon Musk as CEO, he wants to change how polls work.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/20/tech/elon-musk-twitter-polls

Summary:
"You know... After people voted to have me leave twitter, I think we should make policy polls votable only by people who pay for twitter."

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Free Speech Warrior Elon Musk
« on: December 19, 2022, 09:20:31 PM »
If Musk was really the popularity desperate guy you make him out to be, he'd be a generic liberal (like all the other celebrities seeking nothing but popularity). Any person with access to google would know that demographically, the West is mostly left-leaning. Why pander to the right if he's so desperate to be popular? Your line of thinking doesn't make much sense.
I have a theory about this: Conformaty.
The left is more diverse and, by its defintion, less conformist.  The right is more structured, more ... traditional.  Less accepting of variation.  This is why there's 5 major news networks on the left and 1 on the right.  So in theory once you get enough onboard, you can get most of them onboard.  Instead of having fractures and subgroups and having to try to appease the various groups.  But on the Right, all you need to do is make the most crazy people happy and you should be good to go.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 19, 2022, 08:30:04 PM »
Well, we'll see how this plays out.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/jan-6-committee-condemns-trump-as-central-cause-of-insurrection-in-sweeping-report/ar-AA15ssDw?cvid=13c2a13e33e44971be49f9ab38d9e471

4 charges including insurrection.

I actually wish I had a Truth Social account just to see what the con man posts.

I can guess.

"Fake News.  Fake carges.  Greatest witchhunt in history.  Even greater than actual witchhunts where people were burned alive or drowned!  They want to stop me from saving America!  Me... the greatest president in America's history... and they want to stop me."

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 18, 2022, 05:08:25 AM »
And they sold out.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-63995563

Yeah, I'm really starting to wonder if that wasn't a money laundering scheme.

The sales raised about $450k which seems like a not worthwhile amount to launder for the company Trump keeps.
They sold 45000 of them at just under $100 each, for nearly $4.5 million. Additionally, they get a 10% commission on every single resale in perpetuity. I have a feeling this was a bigger grift than you are giving it credit for.
10% commission on every resale?  How does that work?

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