August 29th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #222

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  1. Steve in Lewes says:

    I’m not a twitter person and really don’t know/care much about how it works. That being said, can someone start one of those hashtag thingees, like #DisavowAntifa and send it to all the Dems and especially the repubs like Romney, McCain, Rubio, Bushes, etc. and don’t forget the NeverTrumpers and see how they react, if at all. Could be a interesting exercise.
    Just thinking out loud!

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  2. wtd says:

    Just making a note of another Awan IT scandal related “coincidence”…
    The financial institution involved in the Awan financial irregularities indictment,
    Congressional Credit Union Closed For Renovations

    “Congressional Credit Office closed for renovations? Is this like when Democrat Congressional Offices were closed while their servers and cell phones were being wiped clean and reinstalled minus incriminating evidence?”

    ******
    TruePundit:
    FBI Investigation of Espionage, Blackmail Charges in Awan Case Blocked
    By Obama DOJ Appointee Who Worked for Holder & Lynch

    This
    would certainly explain why the indictment against Imran Awan and his
    wife Hina Alvi is so limited to financial fraud and all the other
    related criminal activity has not been mentioned

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    • RAC says:

      I’ve just been watching an RT discussion on YT about the imrams and it was wondered if they were blackmailing DWS and or the senators employing them. Then an interesting question was asked just in passing and never followed up on. What happens about any legislation made by those who were possibly influenced by blackmail ????

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      • RAC says:

        Sorry imrams = awans

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      • MaryLS says:

        Interesting theory, but I would think if they were blackmailing any DNC top people, they would have been Arkinsided (did I spell that correctly?) Anyway, you know what I mean. I think another possibility is they were helping the DNC with illegal stuff and covering it up.

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        • I heard that possibly it was the Awan gang that downloaded the DNC and Podesta emails and sold them. Not sure who bought them, but somehow it ended up at Wikileaks.

          If the DOJ does not investigate this properly, I think AG Sessions needs to be held accountable. Just saying!

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          • 4sure says:

            “I think AG Sessions needs to be held accountable. Just saying!”

            Look, he’s an old man. Needs his sleep and rest. Don’t be waking him up for this lightweight stuff. Wait for the real crime. Like a jaywalker.

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    • 4sure says:

      “Until either Liu is confirmed or Phillips is forced out by President Trump.”

      So, what the hell is Trump/Sessions waiting on?

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  3. sunnydaze says:

    I cannot believe the amount of frankly, uplifting news, coming out of the Houston area in response to this Mega Disaster.

    Never spent much time in Texas at all. Looks like I’ve missed out on something very big and very special.

    Kudos to all you people out there. God Bless You All. You are real Heart Warmers.

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  4. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-29/giant-texas-chemical-plant-real-danger-explosion-arkema-warns

    The threat emerged once the company could no longer maintain refrigeration for chemicals located on site, which have to be stored at low temperatures. The plant lost refrigeration when backup generators were flooded and then workers transferred products from the warehouses into diesel-powered refrigerated containers.

    In a statement released at 3:30pm, Arkema said “refrigeration on some of our back-up product storage containers has been compromised due to extremely high water, which is unprecedented in the Crosby area. We are monitoring the temperature of each refrigeration container remotely.”
    It then warned that “while we do not believe there is any imminent danger, the potential for a chemical reaction leading to a fire and/or explosion within the site confines is real.”

    Earlier in the day, Arkema said that the company “is limited in what it can do to address the site conditions until the storm abates. Arkema does not believe that the situation presents a risk to the community or the ride-out crew, due to the distance between the refrigerated cars and any people. We are working without pause to keep our materials safe. We have no higher priority than the safety of our employees, neighbors and the environment.”

    Just 6 hours later it admitted that the situations presents a risk after all.

    Rep. Ted Poe, a Texas Republican, wrote on Twitter that the Crosby plant “is in danger of fire/explosion. The local area is being evacuated. Stay out of area.”

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  5. MaineCoon says:

    I’m watching Steve Lookner/RSBN live streaming Houston locals rescuing people. I can hear a cat crying! I’m feeling better as I’ve only seen dogs in vids so far. You’ll make it kitty! Your bro Suspicious Cat is praying for you to get dry and some food soon.

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  6. Sandra-VA says:

    Any Texans here…. not sure if you can help, but someone needs to be found:

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Zennalou says:

    Here it is….
    Mark Meadows: Wall May Have to Wait to Avoid Government Shutdown

    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is signaling that members of the House Freedom Caucus, which he chairs, are willing to pass a Continuing Resolution to temporarily fund the federal government and avoid a government shutdown, even if it does not include funding for a wall on the U.S. southern border.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/29/mark-meadows-wall-may-have-to-wait-to-avoid-government-shutdown/

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    • Travis McGee says:

      That doesn’t come as much of a surprise. FC is as corrupt as the rest of the bunch in both houses and the DOJ. Can’t wait for the “Big Ugly” to start.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Remington..... says:

        Corruption with a different name. Small wonder the Freedom Caucus worked so hard to slide lying Ryan into his position as Speaker. Sooo much scum….soon little time. Don’t be deceived by all the talk. All bought and paid for. Kabuki dance….illusion…

        Shut it down…

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      I thought the budget could pass with simple majority under reconciliation?

      I want the wall funding vote. We need to know who is against it so we can replace them.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Oldschool says:

      Never let a crisis go to waste. Should we stop everything? I have an idea. Since we are in the midst of a national emergency. STOP ALL IMMIGRATION IMMEDIATELY and until we can return all our citizens to their homes or appropriate re-settlements and replace infrastructure.

      Liked by 5 people

    • carole says:

      There are many places other than The Wall from which to take funds for helping Texans. How about the $370 million federal taxpayer dollars given to Berkeley this year, for starters!!!

      Liked by 3 people

      • Oldschool says:

        Yes carole, Trump, mulvaney et al. can rip any budget apart and put it back together.
        Trump submitted a budget weeks ago. Of course relatively few know this.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Uh, no. Where is Lou Dobbs when you need him. He would be tearing this apart. They are looking for any excuse to avoid funding the wall. Trump will not let that happen. Another CR – surprise, surprise.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 4sure says:

        It was a given, months ago, hell, a yr. ago, that they would not pass a budget. Reconciliation is now the norm, and there will never be another budget passed by this swamp. If I were Trump, I’d shut it down and let it stay shut until they pass a budget w/funding for the wall. Total funding. He was elected on building the damn wall. Build it.

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  8. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Fore Sure

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Troublemaker10 says:

    DEMOCRATS’ RUSSIA STORY HITS ANOTHER DEAD END
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/democrats-russia-story-hits-another-dead-end.php

    Excerpt:

    The Times says there is no indication that Cohen even replied to Sater’s emails. In any event, the Moscow project was investigated briefly and, the Times says, dropped. The Trump organization has properties in 11 countries, and Russia isn’t one of them. So the story is what? A Russian immigrant who didn’t work for Trump had a vision of making Donald Trump look good (and making himself a lot of money) via a business deal with the Russians, which Trump’s people never followed up on. It’s like a joke with no punch line.

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  10. MadeMan says:

    Mark Meadows: Wall May Have to Wait to Avoid Government Shutdown

    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is signaling that members of the House Freedom Caucus, which he chairs, are willing to pass a Continuing Resolution to temporarily fund the federal government and avoid a government shutdown, even if it does not include funding for a wall on the U.S. southern border.
    “In talking to a number of my members, if there was a vote for a continuing resolution next week that did not include border wall funding, the majority of those members would be supportive of that,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told ABC News‘ Jonathan Karl and Rick Klein on the “Powerhouse Politics” podcast.

    This position is at odds with President Trump and the message Meadows sent during an interview with Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel.

    “Last week, at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Trump suggested that he would allow a shutdown to occur if Congress does not include appropriations for his signature campaign promise as part of a funding measure,” ABC reported.

    “Believe me, if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” said Trump.

    Meadows told Breitbart that it is imperative there be funding for President Donald Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/29/mark-meadows-wall-may-have-to-wait-to-avoid-government-shutdown/

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    • wyntre says:

      The deck chairs on the Titanic rearranged as RINOS weigh the effects of the24/7 attacks on POTUS from them, the Demonrats, the Ene-Media and Deep State.

      Apparently the Washington Swamp CW today is the POTUS has no power.

      I’ll bet President Trump will soon prove them wrong while taking names and targeting the turncoats.

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  11. Sandra-VA says:

    WOW! This is some epic trolling by Mossad:

    Liked by 9 people

  12. sunnydaze says:

    Trump Rat Balloon in D.C.

    I love the Timing that the Dems have! The stunt that this Dem who thinks he is so clever is pulling is going to backfire Big League.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/29/video-ny-artist-erects-20-foot-high-trump-rat-inflatable-jokes-too-soon-after-hurricane-harvey/

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  13. Joe Knuckles says:

    I need to get this off my chest. People don’t know how to defend Trump correctly. A guy called in to Old Yeller’s radio show a little while ago and referenced Trump “telling his supporters to punch people in face, I’ll pay your legal fees”. Levin gave him the what for, bur basically accepted the premise. What really happened (during a campaign rally) was Trump said he had heard there were people in the crowd planning on throwing tomatoes at him, so he said “if you see somebody getting ready to do that, go ahead and knock them one. I’ll pay your legal fees if need be.” I see nothing wrong with asking your supporters to stop a physical attack on you. Nobody ever points this out. They all just roll over and wet themselves instead of correcting the record.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I know what you mean. There are a million examples of this. Making fun of the disabled reporter. Mexicans are rapists. The list is long. Oh, and today Melania wore heels to a hurricane!

      And instead of, as you say, correcting the record, people try to defend the statement or else they say something like, well, he’s a good guy despite having said that or something like that. It would be much better to correct the mistaken notion and move on from there.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Judith says:

        To drive home your points during an interview, you must ignore the bait, or the question as it is posed to you and, instead of falling into the trap of “answering” it, you take charge of the interview by blasting out your own narrative. The interviewer must basically be ignored for your truth to come out. Just say your piece and be done with it. Why do people stammer over the false premise provided by the interviewer, instead of advancing their own truth? I don’t get that at all, unless both are in on the fix and trying to make Trump look bad.

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    • Jerzy2GA says:

      Amen. To be honest that person didn’t really listen to his speech. If they did they would know exactly what he meant. No one is going to tell their supporters, ” Watch your neighbor get their ass whoop”. You see a wrong step in.

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    • You get that it’s that same rehashed line that has been used over and over again to say he promotes violence. It’s one event and over a year ago and it cannot die. No matter what else he says or does, that is the line that cannot be forgotten.

      But every factual reported event where the left and people paid by the left to attack Trump supporters wasn’t just forgotten. It never happened.
      Ask anyone on the left about how people were attacked and cops were attacked in Chicago. Where they had to shut the Trump event down because of violent protests. Not one piece of garbage on the left remembers that happening.

      Or the violence is California or the speeches about burning the White House or killing the President. None of that is ever given a second thought.

      But ONCE he said!! And it is now the reason why the violence is here.

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      • Judith says:

        Don’t forget Kathy Griffin holding up Trump’s severed head. The politicians shot on the baseball field. Death threats made by prominent people in politics. Arkancides. These people don’t play by our rules. Never did.

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  14. Looks like Very blue St Petersburg, FL is going to turn red.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Juan says:

      Don’t count on it. Baker needed to get 50% +1 & he just missed. The left will mobilize & Kriseman will probably prevail in the runoff.

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      • JoD says:

        Nope….
        It will be Baker.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        Juan: doesn’t Kriseman also need 50% + 1, and right now he’s farther away from 50% than Baker? Also, the left will mobilize and the Reps will stay home and sleep because you think so?

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        • Juan says:

          Neither of them got to the winning number. Kriseman actually ended up nosing out Baker by about 70 votes. There’s a reason why I say what I do. Look at the Charlie Christ win last November … lefties run it up in St Pete. Sad!

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  15. Sandra-VA says:

    I am starting to notice a lot of recycled hit pieces in WaPo and NYTimes all of a sudden. They just cannot find any REAL dirt to report on with regard to President Trump so they regurgitate already debunked garbage that we saw during the campaign.

    Gotta feed the subscription machine, I guess.

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  16. psadie says:

    Anheuser-Busch Stopped Making Beer to Send Cans of Water to Houston…WINNING.

    http://theresurgent.com/true-class-anheuser-busch-stopped-making-beer-to-send-cans-of-water-to-houston/

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  17. Sandra-VA says:

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  18. youme says:

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  19. FreeLayerOK says:

    A tiny story that happened yesterday while driving —

    I brake to a stop in the left turn light and await the green arrow. A car pulls up in the right lane beside me…
    “Oh my God, that bumper sticker! It says Trump!” a woman’s voice calls out.
    I roll down the tinted window and signal her with two big thumbs up and wide grin. I notice a look of exasperation on her thirty-something something bespectacled face.
    “Yeah!” I exclaim with delight.
    “How could you. How could you like Trump!” she cries.
    “We’re making America great again. Haven’t you heard?” I retort enthusiastically.
    She shakes her head, mystified and puzzled eyes search for answers in mine. “The rapist?”
    I glance back to the light and in my favor it’s turned green. I drive on praying for God’s grace to illuminate her corrupted soul.

    Liked by 7 people

    • PDQ says:

      maybe she had PDJT mixed up with bill clinton…

      Hugs for you, FreeLayerOK – 🙂

      Liked by 3 people

    • drillerelite says:

      👍👍 Right on!!
      Somebody left a new rebel flag in our mailbox (no idea who or why), nice since my old one ripped at the grommets. We’re not even in or from the South (CO), just love being free and triggering the Californian transplants around here. Goes good with my “Trump, no more Bullsh!t” flag

      Liked by 6 people

      • FreeLayerOK says:

        Nice driller! Being free and triggering! Always great to hear about fearless rebels who take no BS from the snowflakes. I’m down here in OK, it’s a red state, but the liberals I meet are outspoken in their shaming attacks on others who stand up for freedom and our President.

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      • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

        It’s a big game to slap a Trump sticker over the corrupt hellary ones in sillyconn valley parking lots out here….from what I hear. Target rich environment for sure!

        Liked by 1 person

    • janc1955 says:

      Sure she didn’t say “racist?” That’s generally the favorite and fallback when they encounter someone willing to acknowledge them.

      Liked by 1 person

      • FreeLayerOK says:

        If we had another moment to sit at that light, there’s no telling what racist, xenophobic, islamaphobic deplorable terms she might have brought to bear upon me! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

    • joninmd22 says:

      Should have told her you’ll be praying for her and watch her really get angry. 😂

      Liked by 2 people

    • Judith says:

      There are many more people who glimpse your bumper sticker and think, “I’m not the only one.” I love having my sticker seen by normal American families as I go about my day. The joke is that the hatred of MAGA is exaggerated bigly by dishonest media. People need to see your truth. To hide your truth is a sin of omission that makes your position weaker.

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  20. Zennalou says:

    Police ID teen suspect in fatal New Mexico library shooting

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified the gunman accused of opening fire inside a New Mexico public library, killing two employees and seriously wounding four other people, as a 16-year-old high school student. They said he had two guns during the rampage in the small city of Clovis and that they plan to charge him as an adult.

    Nathaniel Jouett will face two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of assault with intent to commit a violent felony, four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of child abuse, said Clovis Police Chief Douglas Ward.

    The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes but is identifying Jouett because of the seriousness of the crime and because authorities said they plan to file a motion requesting the case’s transfer from the juvenile system to adult court.

    Ford said it was not immediately clear how Jouett obtained the weapons. The chief also said it is still unclear what prompted the violence Monday afternoon at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, saying investigators are still gathering evidence and conducting interviews to piece together what happened.

    “Right now there are of course a lot of questions that we want answers to,” Gov. Susana Martinez told reporters at a news conference with Clovis officials.

    Gunfire erupted inside the library about 4 p.m. Monday. It was unclear how many people were inside at the time, but witnesses reported that parents, children and other patrons were hiding under tables and behind closed doors as the shots rang out.

    Police stormed the building with their guns drawn and found Jouett, who immediately surrendered.

    The two library workers killed were circulation assistant Wanda Walters, 61, and youth services librarian Kristina Carter, 48.

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/police-id-teen-suspect-in-fatal-new-mexico-library-shooting/

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  21. youme says:

    All the headlines have Mattis defying Trump on his transgender policy. Seems no one has read Trumps memo.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-memorandum-secretary-defense-and-secretary-homeland

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  22. Sandra-VA says:

    So, Nancy Pelosi, after INCITING the violence against the Patriot Prayer group this past weekend, issues this statement:

    http://www.democraticleader.gov/newsroom/82917/

    San Francisco — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement denouncing the violent protests carried out this weekend in Berkeley, California:

    “Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts. The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.

    “In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech. Non-violence is fundamental to that right. Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America.”

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  23. StormyeyesC says:

    this is amazing THANKS HRC!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • sunnydaze says:

      haha. Well, I finally have something to thank Ms. Hillary for. The RINOs were probably aware of this too, and so decided to out themselves as Anti-Trump early on. Thanks again, Ms. Hillary.

      Love that they state one of their reasons as “not wanting to lose their base of Independent voters.” hahaha

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    • georgiafl says:

      THAT IS NOT why Trump won. Trump won because he was right and cared about ordinary Americans and American jobs, security, sovereignty, solvency, sanity!

      Liked by 7 people

    • keebler AC ovfefe says:

      It wasn’t Muh Russia after all? It was Duh Democrat Strategy for Hillary, LOL

      Myself, I think it was the image of Her Deadweight being hauled into a van and then emerging from an building laughing like a silly goose.

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    • Nah. Clinton couldn’t get herself to win. Her help did zip.

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    • Michelle says:

      Very suspicious!

      Liked by 1 person

    • keebler AC ovfefe says:

      It’s because of Mark Lilla’s book criticizing Identity Politics. Broadcast on NYT

      ZAID JILANI

      Dateline: August 25 2017

      SHORTLY AFTER THE 2016 election, Columbia University historian Mark Lilla published an op-ed in The New York Times lamenting that “American liberalism has slipped into a kind of moral panic about racial, gender, and sexual identity that has distorted liberalism’s message and prevented it from becoming a unifying force capable of governing.”

      The Democrats may talk about helping the people but their true allegiance is to Wall Street. That kind of duplicity defines them. Their embrace of identity politics was and remains total, as it avoids the thorny issue of having to play class politics, which they abhor. Image: Pelosi and Schumer, bloviating.

      Lilla attacked “identity politics” as atomizing the American public and losing elections, contrasting it with a holistic variation of liberalism that powered the New Deal Coalition

      A good read
      http://www.greanvillepost.com/2017/08/29/mark-lillas-book-criticizes-identity-politics-but-falls-short-on-proposing-an-alternative/

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  24. Sandra-VA says:

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/release-fbi-documents-withheld-due-lack-public-interest

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  25. Troublemaker10 says:

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  26. Brant says:

    With the SPLC hate map stuff going around lately, I thought I would see what’s in their hometown Montgomery, AL along with them. Get ready for it, in Montgomery, there is a chapter of Nation of Islam/black separatist and one of KKK. I think I have found the exhaust port of the Death Star.

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