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Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: I'm BACK
« Last post by LadyVirginia on Yesterday at 10:20:07 PM »
Perhaps IDP we should not look at it as chronicling the decline but preserving the remnants to pass on to those who will need that info.

History used to be passed on through oral repetitive story telling -- the sharing of great ideas.

I see my discussions and saving of books as part of that effort.   

The staffer also said “she didn’t do her job, and it got everybody in trouble,” . . .

Hmm. . . sounds stereotypically, uhm . . . black. File under "Shiftless"; back up file under "Lazy" & "No Account".

FLASHBACK: Omarosa Was Fired or Tossed From Govt. Positions Under Clinton… FOUR Different Times
Jim Hoft by Jim Hoft August 15, 2018 170 Comments

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Omarosa goes 5 for 5!

Maybe this is what President Trump really meant by this tweet last week.

    5 for 5!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018

Here’s something that is not making many headlines in the liberal mainstream media.
Omarosa was fired four times by the Clinton White House.
They say she was very “disruptive.”

    …This is not, in fact, the first time Omarosa has left a White House job under less-than-glorious circumstances. In her 20s, she was a political appointee in the Clinton administration where, according to People, she held four jobs in two years.

    During a 2004 Q&A in Washington, D.C., shortly after she gained national attention as a contestant on the first season of The Apprentice, Omarosa spoke somewhat bitterly of her time in government:

    I have done logistics and advance and event planning for the White House under the Gore staff … At 23, I got appointed to the White House. That was not a place to learn how to be a young professional. That’s a very difficult environment, because they don’t believe in training. They just kind of throw you in the fire.

    According to a former Gore staffer, though, Omarosa never did logistics or advance work for the vice-president; she worked as a scheduling correspondent, responding to various invitations Gore received.

    The staffer also said “she didn’t do her job, and it got everybody in trouble,” and was soon sent to work in the White House personnel office, which then transferred her again to the Commerce Department, where she held two different positions. In the last, she was reportedly “asked to leave as quickly as possible, she was so disruptive.”


President Trump has revoked a security clearance belonging to former CIA Director John Brennan, claiming his "erratic behavior" should disqualify him from having access to sensitive information.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made the announcement Wednesday, weeks after revealing that Trump was considering revoking the security clearances of a half-dozen former U.S. officials.

"As the head of the executive branch and the commander in chief, I have a unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation’s classified information, including by controlling access to it," Sanders said in a statement from the president Wednesday. "Today, in fulfilling the responsibility, I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency."

Sanders acknowledged that former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies are traditionally able to keep their security clearances after their time serving in the government is complete. Sanders said that any traditional justifications for Brennan to retain access to classified information do not apply.

"Historically, former heads of intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been allowed to retain access to classified information after their government service, so that they can consult with their successors regarding matters about which they may have special insights and as a professional courtesy," Sanders said. "Neither of the justifications supports Mr. Brennan’s continued access to classified information."

"At this point in my administration, any benefits that senior officials might glean from consultations with Mr. Brennan are now outweighed by the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior," Sanders said.
Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: I'm BACK
« Last post by ToddF on Yesterday at 07:29:08 AM »
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« Last post by IronDioPriest on Yesterday at 07:17:31 AM »
A little slower than it used to be.  I blame reality fatigue.  Welcome back!

That’s a big factor I think. When this whole idea of online forums began, it was really the advent of the proliferation of opinions by everyday people online. It was found nowhere, now it is found everywhere - facebook and twitter being 99% of it. The reality of the dire times we’re in is in your face 7 days a week, and if you’re not on social media, the mainstream media is there to remind us every day how f**ked up everything is.

I spend less time here as a result. Not because I don’t care about you guys or this forum. But because chronicling the downfall of our nation and Western civilization is depressing.
  She's been getting away with murder for years now the time has come to pay the piper.
Since we're talking the end of the world, I found this little tid bit from 2012.

Arctic expert predicts final collapse of sea ice within four years
As sea ice shrinks to record lows, Prof Peter Wadhams warns a 'global disaster' is now unfolding in northern latitudes

One of the world's leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years.

In what he calls a "global disaster" now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and melts each year shrinks to its lowest extent ever recorded, Prof Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University calls for "urgent" consideration of new ideas to reduce global temperatures.

In an email to the Guardian he says: "Climate change is no longer something we can aim to do something about in a few decades' time, and that we must not only urgently reduce CO2 emissions but must urgently examine other ways of slowing global warming, such as the various geoengineering ideas that have been put forward."

These include reflecting the sun's rays back into space, making clouds whiter and seeding the ocean with minerals to absorb more CO2.

Wadhams has spent many years collecting ice thickness data from submarines passing below the arctic ocean. He predicted the imminent break-up of sea ice in summer months in 2007, when the previous lowest extent of 4.17 million square kilometres was set. This year, it has unexpectedly plunged a further 500,000 sq km to less than 3.5m sq km. "I have been predicting [the collapse of sea ice in summer months] for many years. The main cause is simply global warming: as the climate has warmed there has been less ice growth during the winter and more ice melt during the summer.

"At first this didn't [get] noticed; the summer ice limits slowly shrank back, at a rate which suggested that the ice would last another 50 years or so. But in the end the summer melt overtook the winter growth such that the entire ice sheet melts or breaks up during the summer months.

"This collapse, I predicted would occur in 2015-16 at which time the summer Arctic (August to September) would become ice-free. The final collapse towards that state is now happening and will probably be complete by those dates".

Wadhams says the implications are "terrible". "The positives are increased possibility of Arctic transport, increased access to Arctic offshore oil and gas resources. The main negative is an acceleration of global warming."

"As the sea ice retreats in summer the ocean warms up (to 7C in 2011) and this warms the seabed too. The continental shelves of the Arctic are composed of offshore permafrost, frozen sediment left over from the last ice age. As the water warms the permafrost melts and releases huge quantities of trapped methane, a very powerful greenhouse gas so this will give a big boost to global warming."

What REALLY pisses me off is this nutcase STILL gets air play today in the Green movement. ::pullhair::
Newbie Central - Introduce Yourself! / Re: I'm BACK
« Last post by AlanS on August 14, 2018, 06:59:31 PM »
Glad to see you back, LadyV!! ::whoohoo::
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