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    • Ex-CIA director: Trump's tweets give foreign rivals the perfect road map for playing him
      President Donald Trump's tweeting habit doesn't just give him a direct line of communication with his followers - it also opens up an unfiltered view of his psyche to foreign intelligence services who are tasked with constructing psychological profiles of world leaders.

      Writing in The Hill, former CIA Director Michael Hayden explains how much rival governments are learning about Trump's patterns of behavior through his tweets - and they're getting an up-close look at how he responds to high-pressure situations.

      "The president's Twitter tsunami must be a goldmine for foreign services (including friendly ones) in developing his profile," he writes. "Press-able buttons, loyalties, exposed nerves, responses to pressure, even sleep habits are on pretty full display."

      In particular, Hayden notes that Trump's assorted tweets about former FBI Director James Comey offer revealing insights that help rival governments game out Trump's behavior.

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    • Competing Alt-Right 'Free Speech' Rallies Reveal Infighting Over White Nationalism
      Although the alt-right presents itself as a new kind of white male nationalism rewired for the 21st century, it is proving in practice to have many of the same qualities as its old 20th-century forebears: Riddled with infighting and internecine quarrels, the product of a movement whose sociopathic agenda attracts similar personalities, ego-driven and contentious.

      The infighting, which first erupted last week between far-right Oath Keepers and white nationalist alt-righters, deepened this week when two factions - outright white nationalists and committed racists on one hand, and alt-righters (dismissed as the "alt-light") who disavow them and their politics while embracing the movement agenda - squared off on social media over a series of "free speech" events aimed at provoking left-wing counter-protests and, potentially violence.

      The result is that there will be two competing "free speech" events this Sunday in Washington, D.C.; one a "Rally Against Political Violence" hosted by alt-right provocateur Jack Posobiec, planned for noon at the White House; the other a "Freedom of Speech Rally" hosted by Colton Merwin at the Lincoln Memorial, and featuring such white nationalist figures as Richard Spencer, Nathan Damigo of Identity Evropa, far-right "neo-Pagan" Augustus Invictus, blogger Jason Kessler, and social-media celebrity Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet.

      The White House rally will feature alt-right figures such as Laura Loomer (who recently made headlines by taking the stage during a performance of Julius Caesar in New York City), "Kekistan" fan Cassandra Fairbanks, and Kyle Prescott of the alt-right "fight club" Proud Boys. It apparently was organized by alt-right figure Mike Cernovich and Posobiec in response to the roster of speakers invited to the Lincoln Memorial rally; speakers such as Loomer (whose background included a stint as a writer for hate-group leader Pamela Geller's Islamophobia operation) had originally been scheduled to speak there but then canceled.

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    • >> 06/27/2017 09:46 AM : .
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    • Senate Bill is ridiculous. Mean. Short-sighted. Why give a tax break to those earning $5,000,000 +?
      It's as though they didn't listed to our cries of "drain the swamp". This is a kickback. It seems as though the only thing that makes it palatable is that it strips away Medicaid. But a quid pro quo? There are millions of people who work hard and are poor that would be devastated by this (in addition to many who don't work hard and on govt assistance). This compounds sickness and disease on a significant number of Americans while enriching (only by a small amount) a tiny fraction of the populace.

      I hope the President follows up on his instincts (he called it mean) and makes some sort of deal. My wife and I make about 200K/year. We are in our mid 40s. So I don't think we will be affected by any of this.

      But I expect Trump to keep his promise to the working class whites.
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    • >> 06/27/2017 09:15 AM : .
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    • Taken a fucking day off, waiting for a delivery. CUNT'S. TRICK.
      Got a text at 7 a.m. "your delivery will ake place between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m."

      Now 13:49 and NO FUCKING DELIVERY!

      God I hate it when this shit happens. It is a ton of flooring which I need to decant from the fucking pallet that it will arrive on and handball into my van, then drive it an hour and decant it again somewhere else. And the weather forecast say it is going to rain from 14:00 until tomorrow fucking night!!

      HURRY UP YOU USELESS FUCKING CUNT!!!!!!!11111111
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    • >> 06/27/2017 08:52 AM : .
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