February 18th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #395

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1,025 Responses to February 18th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #395

  1. phoenixRising says:

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    • Maybe I’m lost or confused in this topic. But why is anyone being sucked into anything on Social Media?
      Wouldn’t we completely destroy and defeat the Russians attempts by simply “Fact Checking” any story that appears on a twitter or FB board?

      You know, not so Gullible and easily lead by rumors and BS?
      Wouldn’t that put an end to this “Interference”?

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      • Your points are cogent, but fact-checking is work, and people are by and large too intellectually lazy to do it consistently. Instead they get entertained by memes (the pinnacle of distortion by oversimplification) and consider themselves informed because they saw something funny that made them feel good, got off on James Woods’ snark, or read a tweet from a famous person they like that confirms their unexamined assumptions. If you block all those who disagree with you online, it creates a perfect bubble, and nothing says “human” more than an endless capacity for self-deception.

        The Russians sow discord using the Internet because it’s relatively cheap to do, mostly unregulated, and most of all because it works to keep us polarized and arguing.

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        • Thanks Mikey for trying to make sense of this for me.
          This whole thing just gets to me.
          I’m still baffled that some people are that ignorant. Maybe I give more credit than is due.

          It’s the old saying, Don’t believe everything you hear.
          I have a hard time accepting that this is a problem at all, solely based on peoples ignorance or gullibility.

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    • delmarvajim says:

      It was them I tell you. They rigged the primary against Bernie and he … oh wait. Never mind s/

      Liked by 1 person

  2. phoenixRising says:

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  3. phoenixRising says:

    Cowardly? The FBI threatened Gen Flynn’s son…


  4. keithinmissouri says:

    For what its worth, the latest Qanon drops stated Sessions and Wray should be trusted, and regarding Trump’s recent tweet about O sending $1.7 billion in cash to Iran, indicated there is significance to such tweets.


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    • Ip Siscr says:

      I noticed qanon for the first time here today. What is it ? Also some or maybe all posts on it seem to link to something with “8chan” in the name. What is that ?


      • Go to Youtube and search Qanon.


      • Christine says:

        Hi Ip Siscr. Q posts on 8chan, who have compiled this complete catalogue.


        Q appears to be high level White Hat intelligence, who started posting on 4chan/pol in October, moving to 8chan late November. He drops clues “breadcrumbs” for autists to research, revealing the horrific level of corruption, crime + evil perpetrated on the masses by the world’s Elite (including Obama, Hillary). That info is then used by 8chan to distill into easy-to-understand memes etc, and then start pushing out to the public through bigger platforms, red-pilling the masses – “The Great Awakening”. It runs parallel to, and in concert with, the Trump Administration’s takedown of the entire lot.

        It’s a vast amount of info/research to plough through, so several brilliant autists have distilled that info into more easily digestible posts, eg:

        * qanonposts compiles Q’s 780 posts, as linked by keithinmissouri;

        * Reddit has a CBTS (Calm Before The Storm) to discuss Q’s posts. https://np.reddit.com/r/CBTS_Stream/.

        –>> Whether true or the world’s biggest LARP, it’s fascinating. I’ve learned massive amounts about stuff I otherwise would never have researched.

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        • Ip Siscr says:

          Thanks Christine, and thanks to Anonymoushorse also for the suggest to check out youtube. The Q posts seem almost too good to be true ! But watch and learn I guess.


          • Christine says:

            My pleasure, Ip Siscr. The CIA’s Operation Mockingbird has been in full flight since the 1950’s, using the MSM to spread lies + propaganda to manipulate the thinking of the world’s masses. Indroctinating us to accept the MSM’s narrative, slurring us as “conspiracy theorists” if we question it. Teaching us to accept that the Elite “will always get away with it”.

            If the single thing President Trump does during his 8 year Administration, was his ability to rip the mask from the MSM, revealing the depth of their corruption + anti-America, pro-globalist agenda, he’s achieved more for the world’s people than any world Leader in living memory. But, the best is yet to come.

            It’s now opened the doors, our eyes + mind, to start enquiring into the vast scope of evil, depraved corruption the Elite have engaged in for decades, unimpeded. And to push for justice.

            The internet has become our greatest weapon. For the first time ever, the Elite + MSM can’t control the narrative. Through 8chan, 4chan, Reddit, THIS TREEHOUSE etc, we’ve formed an incredible Army of tens of millions of intelligent people globally, crowd-source researching, then sharing our knowledge with each other, spreading the knowledge, getting it into the mainstream, to red-pill the masses.


    • More and more I am inclined to accept Q as genuine.

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  5. phoenixRising says:

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Hm. It appears that Steele is in danger of being “suicided”.


    • dallasdan says:

      The Mully witch hunt is like an erratic torpedo; out of control and heading back to the mother ship. Never did he, the Dem royalty, his hand-selected co-conspirators, and deep state allies contemplate for a moment that the pernicious charade targeting the President would go so terribly wrong for them.

      I hope the future gifts us with either a religious epiphany or a deathbed confession that reveals the whole truth about the worst orchestrated deceit in American history. Moreover, I hope I live to see it happen.


  6. Publius2016 says:

    It’s Special Counsel’s last piece…this week may be the End!


  7. Publius2016 says:

    Any REAL 2016 ELECTION INVESTIGATION would begin with SETH RICH and GUCCIFER II…everything else is simply counter measures…

    Liked by 3 people

  8. heidi says:

    for those of you who follow “educating liberals” on twitter, he now has a youtube channel also!


  9. IMO says:

    Craig Sawyer 🌐 on Twitter: “Shadowbanned by protectors of child rapists. https://t.co/hkbzPyKN61

    Lots of shadow banning going on.


  10. gda says:

    QAnon drop less than an hour ago

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  11. IMO says:

    In Raging Tweetstorm, Trump Says Russians “Laughing Their Asses Off”, Mocks “Leakin’ Monster” Schiff | Zero Hedge

    Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster

    ….more like bug eyed monster

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  12. phoenixRising says:

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Perhaps more relevant to find the Guardian article on the U.K. military of hackers targeting others and manipulating social media. Correlates nicely with Christopher Steele.

      Liked by 2 people

  13. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Mueller Indictment – The “Russian Influence” Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme

    Liked by 2 people

    • FofBW says:

      How easy it is for us to be swayed. Group think.

      Liked by 3 people

      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Yup. Sheeple.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        Exactly…Group think is alive and well.

        Schools don’t teach students how to think… most never hear of critical thinking skills.
        Schools teach ‘Facts’ – which students memorize w/o any question
        Schools grade students on how many ‘Facts’ one can regurgitate correctly

        People look to TV (“Borg”) for facts… if a statement comes from a newspaper article or TV personality or reporter, esp. if part of the CIA MSM, then it is accepted as gospel. If a fact comes from the internet, from an analyzer, a thinker it’s suspect. And goodness knows if it comes from some strange entity called “Q” – it is suspect…

        Even more suspect are ex-FBI agents or CIA agents… why should we believe if they tell us they were part of a Black Ops and this is how it went down. Obviously they’re part of a conspiracy theory. But Jake Tapper can stand in front of a TV and say “sources” tell me that there’s chaos in the Trump White House, and people not only believe, they repeat it.

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        • lawrencepaul1 says:

          Very well said, and they repeat it here unfortunately. And they actually quote Fox News as it were some kind of reliable source.
          TV and public school education has completely brainwashed both far left and far right in America.
          In Europe it is mostly the far left as there is no longer much of a far right over there.

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        • vladdy says:

          Former teacher married to teacher. Trust me; schools do not teach facts. One of he problems with kids’ learning is, they are not taught a basic grounding of facts in any subject; they are expected to “construct” learning. Kids today do not learn multiplication tables, capitals, rules of spelling and grammar — all the things we were taught: 1. so we could base other learning on it, 2. so we would have a “common ground’ with others, and 3. because it opens new pathways in the brain, making other learning easier…kids are not taught anymore. It is a commonly-believed myth that kids are taught to “regurgitate facts” — try them. Ed schools consistently (and administrators) demean and denigrate teachers who try to teach students a basic grounding in facts, like how to find the U.S. on a map. The myth is NOT true and stopped being true in the 70s.

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          • vladdy says:

            P.S. “Critical Thinking” is an ed school buzzword, but it means nothing like we think of it. They don’t mean questioning, building a case, putting facts together….It’s nothing but a buzzword to show “We don’t just teach drill and kill anymore! Our kids CONSTRUCT knowledge.” Just a showy “we are a real science with best practices and research” thing.


  14. phoenixRising says:

    twitter thread from Robert Barnes https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/965364969456918528

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  15. jeans2nd says:

    ‘Evening, fellow Incorrigble Deplorables.
    Anyone see this tweet in CTH twitter feed?

    What???you say? Liddle Adam Schiff blaming Obama?

    ‘Tis true.
    In 1 hour 3 min 57 sec of tearing down, slandering, and outright lying about Pres Trump, Liddle Adam Schiff managed to slip in a few miniscule words of truth.

    Odious Liddle Adam Schiff was interviwed by the Odiouser Andrea Mitchell at Council of Foreign Relations 16 Feb 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_6tUGgIA2g
    During that interview was an inadvertent slip of truth by Schiff.

    12:00 to 13:32
    “I do think though that , in fairness, some of the responsibillty is also attributed to the Obama Adminstration, for not establishing a more forceful deterrent…I think that if we had embarked on an informational response (it) would have been a deterrent…”

    “And with the Russians, we should have called them out much earlier…the American people had a right to know what was going on.”
    (Schiff used an example of the North Korean hack of Sony 24 Nov 2014, which has never been proven and prob is not true. Also of note, CFR is calling for giving Russia “a bloody nose,” while simultaneously saying NOT to give North Korea “a bloody nose.” Seems CFR only wants war w/Russia.)

    You see what Pres Trump and Incorrgible Deplorables do for this country? We manage to ferret out a teensy few words of truth while swimming neck-deep in Swamp Creatures. Note – none of us are paid. NONE of us, including Our President. We do it for love of our country and the American people.

    Now, does anyone wonder how Our President sees around corners?
    p.s. Do not bother listening to the CRF vid. We already have. The CFR vid is only tolerable for those with strong Constitutions.

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  16. phoenixRising says:

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  17. Sandra-VA says:

    Maybe that is why his team of high powered attorneys quit his case.


  18. Lucille says:

    More evidence that Waters and her Dem cohorts are projecting their own mental disorders onto President Trump….

    Maxine Waters Attended Nation Of Islam Convention Where Farrakhan Defended Suicide Bombers
    By Peter Hasson – 8:46 PM 02/17/2018

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  19. joninmd22 says:

    Not related to the presidential campaign.


  20. Did Mueller grant Comey a blanket immunity?


  21. M. Mueller says:

    Back from my first ambulance ride – flu – out of touch for a while. I’ve been listening to We the People Patriots 7/24 live reading the 1977 SENATE MKULTRA INVESTIGATION DOC (LINKED BY Q): Maybe you guys have been all over this and I missed it. It is about MK Ultra.

    The farther into this document, the more evil it gets. I found I was just crying as I listened. The Senate committee did the same as they’ve done with Benghazi, etc. No one got hung. Nothing really changed.

    Fast forward 50 years and half our young are on psy meds and shooting up schools??
    This was predicted by Bill Cooper in “Behold the Pale Horse” in 1991.

    This time I want heads to roll!! Enough.

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    • MM says:

      I was just telling a friend last night about “Behold the Pale Horse”
      Hope you are well soon, Flus been nasty this season…

      Liked by 1 person

      • Christine says:

        Hi M Mueller

        I agree. The mass school shootings really only started 20 years ago, coinciding with the disgraceful rapid increase in over-prescription of meds to school kids. I’ve speculated on this potential causal link previously.

        But, with Big Pharma being a multi-$Trillion industry with the world’s most powerful lobby group, they’ll shut down any research into this in a heartbeat.

        I stumbled on the horrific MKUltra 2 years ago. Apart from being on meds, it appears most/all school shooters are visiting psychiatrists.

        Indeed, I read an article posted on 4chan/pol, that Nikolas Cruz’s psychiatrist is ex-CIA, who specialised in what sounds suspiciously like MKUltra programming. Perhaps the “voices” Cruz heard in his head were real. He’d been programmed to carry out the Valentine’s Day massacre.


        • M. Mueller says:

          Hi Christine:

          Thing is, we don’t care about the money but we do care about our children – our future. So, I guess that multi-$Trillion industry will just have to be taken down and those responsible for the evil can be hung, drawn and quartered! Then they can spend eternity where they belong.

          It’s time. We need to save our children. I have no power, but I can pray unceasingly. There are more of us seeing the truth all the time. We can do it.

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          • Christine says:

            I agree, 100%.

            I believe tackling Big Pharma is on President Trump’s agenda. I understand cures for malaria (one of the world’s biggest killers of children), AIDS + cancer have existed for years, but Big Pharma refuse to release them, since there’s no money in CURING people! The $$ are in creating meds that greatly lengthen lifespan, provided a patient remains on the meds for life. Evil.

            I won’t be surprised if President Trump starts forcing the release of these cures (privately or publicly), over the next few years.


          • Christine says:

            * To clarify: malaria is used as a deliberate population-control mechanism. To supply a cure = unwanted population explosion.


    • Dixie says:

      Get well soon….best wishes for a full recovery.


    • JoD says:

      Snap out of it!
      Hope you feel better real soon…we’ll be thinkin’ about ya.


  22. simicharmed says:

    Sadly, we have little of this Separate But Equal in these 3 Branches anymore..

    The Legislative Branch should be WORKING on Legislative issues yet they fill 90% of their time “working” to undermine the Executive Branch! The Citizenry wait for legislation which will make their lives better and productive yet these “representatives” ”take orders” from others and determine Illegal Aliens are more important than those they SWORE to represent! Legislation is truly SECONDARY to this “Branch” of Government…they believe the Executive Branch (The President), is their employee!

    The Executive Branch is filled with Political Hacks from past Administrations (doing the dirty deeds of the many criminal minds parading as “Representatives” in the Congressional Scheme). Laws passed by the Legislative Branch (Public Unions, etc), have crippled the Executive Branch in many matters they should be free to exercise but cannot! A blatant obstruction of the Executive Branch is – CONTINUAL on various levels and various schemes!

    The Judicial Branch tossed out Ethics and are now Social Justice Warriors. This Branch is truly OUT OF CONTROL – parading as “Legislators” and “Executive”….with zero recourse from those that could easily control it (Legislative Branch).

    I intentionally did not include the “Senators” in my thought process as I believe that Political Title is ridiculous and it only adds to the political manipulation scheme dreamed up long ago. The “job” of Senator is at best extremely part-time and, a person each State should use as their Spokesperson and perhaps their Negotiator when needed.


  23. sunnydaze says:

    The guy fired from Google a couple months ago for being “not PC enough” , James Damore, and others went to Portland State U. (OR.) to have a talk a couple nites ago.

    One of the contributors/organizers, Andy Ngo, wrote a great piece for WSJ, where he lays out how some of the local media set them up for trouble by reporting LIES about them all before the event had even begun.


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  24. Raffaella says:

    My opinion of FBI and Wray is so low that I agree with this article. I think they should all be fired. We don’t need a new mafia. That is what they are.

    FBI & Florida School Shooting — Fire the FBI Head | National Review
    Did a preventable massacre go unprevented because of bureaucratic failure?

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  25. citizen817 says:

    60 Minutes full show
    Interview with Rex Tillerson
    (First 16 minutes)

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Stormyeyes says:

    This guy’s tweets are quite enlightening The Clintons and their “connections”.


  27. sunnydaze says:

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  28. FofBW says:

    PT is on a roll today.

    Liked by 6 people

    • treehouseron says:

      SHOTS FIRED lol


      • treehouseron says:

        He called her “Insecure”…. and once again, hit the nail right on the damn head. He could swamp her in an election with just that one label. Jeb was low energy, Ted was a liar… Ben Carson was sleepy… Marco was little…. Hillary was crooked…. and I’ll be damned if the perfect word to describe Oprah ain’t “Insecure”.

        He’s much greater than P.T. Barnum ever was. Has nothing on President Trump.

        Liked by 4 people

      • trump_covfefe says:

        waiting for all racist and sexist nonsense to come. LOL.

        Liked by 1 person

  29. TreeperInTraining says:



    The Older Illegals are becoming really miffed by The Dreamers.

    Only in America…..

    Liked by 2 people

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