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He was in Taiwan to setup a factory.

There is a 5 year waiting period for his $4k milling machine.

Plus if he set's up a factory outside of the U.S., he is beyond jurisdiction of American Law Enforcement.

We're now staring at $100 trillion of debt by 2048.

Federal debt to reach $100 trillion: CBO

But thank goodness Gonadz got a raise. You do know, your raise is borrowed from your grandchildren, right?

Let's see if any of the major news outlets are carrying the story on their front page with talking heads dissecting the case: - nope - nope - nope - nope - nope - nope

Surely the NYT is carrying it... - nope

Strange that a corruption charge, so close to the Dem Gov candidate is not getting any Front Page attention.

#Hypocrisy or #Collusion ?? #Both

Another article on GOP poll at Bloomberg:

Internal GOP Poll: Pelosi Beats Trump in a Head-to-Head Matchup

...President Trump likes to mock Nancy Pelosi, but a private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee finds that she's actually more popular -- and beats the president when the midterm election is framed as a contest between the two.

The internal poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek, asks registered voters who they support "when the November election is framed by Trump and Pelosi." Overall, respondents prefer Pelosi-aligned candidates over Trump-aligned candidates by 5 points, 50 percent to 45 percent. Among independents only, Pelosi still prevails by a 4-point margin. The poll was completed on Sept. 2....

That one's gonna leave a mark...

In the few public statements she has made, Blasey has been frank about the tremendous internal struggle she had in coming forward with her allegation that, when they were teens at a party, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom, turned up music to drown her out and tried to take her clothes off while holding his hand over her mouth.

In her July 30 letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), which was read aloud to CNN, Blasey wrote, "It is upsetting to discuss sexual assault and its repercussions, yet I felt guilty and compelled as a citizen about the idea of not saying anything."

"I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation," Blasey later told The Washington Post's Emma Brown for an article about why she came forward.

Blasey is trying to stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed to a lifetime Supreme Court seat, not trying to prevent other women from being personally victimized by him. Still, her statements reveal the struggle that countless sexual assault survivors grapple with: a sense of responsibility for stopping an assailant, and guilt if they fail to do so.

Rebecca Campbell, a professor of psychology at Michigan State University who has studied sexual assault survivors for 25 years, said that preventing someone else from being victimized is one of the most commonly cited reasons survivors cooperate with the criminal justice system.

"It's a very, very gut-wrenching equation for them," Campbell said. "Wanting to protect others, wanting to protect public safety, making sure that it doesn't happen to anyone else and feeling that responsibility."

This is a very under-reported aspect of this entire matter, especially for those prone to believe Blasey's sincerity and veracity when reciting her version of the events in question. She has passed a polygraph test saying that her recollections read as true, not invented. But I think it's also very true that far too often woman step forward with aged accusations of sexual assault at a time when their accused is trying to rise to a position of unique prominence through the use of an alleged "sterling reputation" that is above repute, or in other cases place himself in a situation where he might be able to prey on further unsuspecting victims due to contrary belief about his character.

In the unlearned mind, there is no conception of how an alleged assault can be kept unspoken about for years if not decades. In the reality of human psychology it makes all the sense in the world, particularly based on the amount of derision and scorn accusers face for simply speaking the truth of uncorroborated details of just what happened to them to the skeptical, cynical outside world.


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