From CNBC here:
Facebook says some groups tried to use its platform to sway the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
In a case study of the 2016 presidential election, the company said it found several instances of “information operations,” its term for governments and organizations who attempt to sway political opinion by spreading fake news and other nefarious tactics.
More proof that Facebook is not a platform where people get connected to make everybody feel better about the world and reach some pie in the sky understanding about people who are different from you.
Facebook is a toilet where people live stream murders and run propaganda operations, shitting fake news all over confused people who are too lazy to verify the info they’re munching on.
I think this completely justifies Mark Zuckerberg’s 5th largest in the world fortune — he has really taken us to a special place!!!
From Reuters here:
“For hedge funds, this is an unmitigated benefit as their tax liabilities could drop significantly,” said Robert Willens, an independent tax consultant. “Obviously, they are quite enthusiastic and there may be a few fist bumps along the way.”
A manager whose hedge fund earns $50 million a year, for example, would be paying some $19.8 million in taxes, or 39.6 percent, under the current rules. That could drop to as little as $7.5 million if the rate were cut to 15 percent.
That is going to make America great again for sure!
Feed the hedge funders and we will all do just great because they’re such benevolent and giving people.
Oh, I think I tasted a little bit of vomit after that sentiment.
From Zero Hedge here:
..in what may be his first paid speaking arrangement, Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald’s healthcare conference this September, setting the benchmark for how much an hour of the former president’s time will cost going forward.
Continuing the fantastic Democratic neoliberal/Clinton invented having your cake and eat it too.
Yes you can be a defender of the little people while you get $400k for speaking to Wall Street trading houses!
They’re not buying access or favors — they do it for the fun!
From the real life Twatter account of Donald Trump:
From the Washington Post:
President Trump and his top aides pressed congressional Republicans to use the threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an effort that could lead to a standoff with lawmakers in both parties ahead of Friday’s deadline to pass a spending bill.
Team Trump is so desperate for a ‘win’ it doesn’t matter how stupid the idea. I thought the wall was in the toilet at the truck stop right next to the Muslim ban!
You can’t kill stupid I guess, you can’t even drown it in a toilet.
Some 83 percent of fund managers believe U.S. stocks are overvalued, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey.
Normal Americans are raised to think that the stock market and its inner workings are above their IQ and should be left to the professionals.
But what happens when the professionals are con men? Where were the 83% of money managers when stocks were orgasmically buying stock after President Pumpkinhead was elected?
This is the question we face as a society? What happens when the people at the top are unethical con men?
From the Daily Beast here:
“I really believe that we should have and still should take out his airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them,” the former Democratic nominee for president said.
Now, the difference between Hillary Clinton’s words and Donald Trump’s actions are pretty stark. Trump is president, Clinton is not. Trump actually sent bombs, Clinton did not. What Trump did is real, what Clinton says she would have done is speculative, and pointing fingers of blame at her based on what might have happened in an alternate reality is the very definition of a waste of time. But the similarity in their stances presents an important truth that people who consider themselves left-leaning should consider.
What young people on the left think their leaders are, isn’t necessarily in line with reality.
I don’t know if this is some sort of gotcha article where everybody wants to continue to chide people who did not vote for Hillary Clinton and blame us for Donald Trump.
This is more than a little ass backwards as it was Hillary Clinton’s job to be a convincing candidate and get voters to vote for her. And she did not do that job very well and that’s why she’s been walking in the woods and not making policy in the White House.
People I know were very disappointed in Hillary’s hawkish attitude so lady, we fully in touch with reality down here and you should check your own connection.