Dark Lord Potter Forums Dark Lord Potter Forums  
Go Back   Dark Lord Potter Forums > Common Room > Politics
Donate Register Rules Library List IRC Chat FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

Donate to DLP Scryer Banner

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2017, 04:36 PM   #5841
Johnnyseattle
High Inquisitor
 
Johnnyseattle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Washington State / Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: 515
DLP Supporter Donor Star
It's times like this I really miss being in the Navy and being able to look at incident reports. Hope it was an acceptable use of force, and if so, the Navy backs up the Commanding Officer that ordered it.
__________________
How to add that extra spark to your romantic scenes:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don E. Delivery View Post
Neither noticed Neville Longbottom watching them and masturbating furiously.
Johnnyseattle is offline  
Old 01-09-2017, 05:16 PM   #5842
The Iron Rose
Unspeakable
 
The Iron Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United States
Gender: Female
Posts: 748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnnyseattle View Post
It's times like this I really miss being in the Navy and being able to look at incident reports. Hope it was an acceptable use of force, and if so, the Navy backs up the Commanding Officer that ordered it.
I hear that. Man, what I would've given to see what was going on in e-Chirp the day Trump said he'd "restructure" ODNI.

For those non-IC folks, e-Chirp is essentially Twitter on the high side. It was intended to be an information sharing platform, but like all social media devolved into memes and pissing contests. It is, however, a somewhat useful tool to gauge the pulse of the IC to see what the worker bees are thinking and not necessarily what the policy makers are saying. And before OPSEC Wizard says something, this is all public knowledge.

It's a good source for breaking stuff that would normally take a week or so to work it's way through like 3 iterations of an admiral's staff brief and be chopped all to hell. Also for finding stuff on high side because searching blindly is apparently horrendously painful.

Last edited by The Iron Rose; 01-09-2017 at 07:08 PM.
The Iron Rose is offline  
Old 01-09-2017, 07:17 PM   #5843
Darth_Revan
Alchemist
 
Darth_Revan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The Empire City
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,324
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Iron Rose View Post
And before OPSEC Wizard says something, this is all public knowledge.



--

Amusingly, it was the same day he met the DNI.

In conclusion, the Awk Hawk says 'SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.' What I wouldn't have given to be a fly on that wall.
__________________

Peace is a lie, the greatest lie there is. The truth is strife. Struggle. Pain. Suffering.

And from that turmoil, power. The power to bend the universe to my will.

- Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith

Last edited by Darth_Revan; 01-09-2017 at 07:21 PM.
Darth_Revan is offline  
Old 01-10-2017, 09:00 AM   #5844
Perspicacity
High Inquisitor
High Score: 3,994
 
Perspicacity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Elsewhere
Gender: Male
Posts: 526
DLP Supporter Donor Star
High Score: 3,994
So this NNSA leadership thing seems to be a bit of additional chaos in the transition process.
__________________
Perspicacity is offline  
Old 01-10-2017, 09:29 AM   #5845
Swirly Mango
Fourth Year
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Sydn'y, Oz
Gender: Male
Posts: 139
Ok.



@Perspicacity IS THE WORLD FUCKED? Is there any chance the nukes will malfunction? Will a malfunction in any small percentage of nukes matter? Do you know much about this?
Swirly Mango is online now  
Old 01-10-2017, 09:48 AM   #5846
Dark Belra
Headmaster
 
Dark Belra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,140
Reading the article it just sounds like Trump isn't caring enough to clarify anything to the NNSA so they have no idea really about their future in terms of leadership. The guys in charge right now are saying they are willing to continue working until a replacement is found, it's just that Trump hasn't said if he wants them to nor has he told them to leave. The assumption is that they have to leave on the 20th.

If he tells them to fuck off and doesn't nominate a replacement, the department will still function as a whole. Though they will have to defend their budget without any leadership (Is that possible?) and they won't really be able to start up new projects.
__________________

Peace and Prosperity be damned.
Dark Belra is offline  
Thumbs Up 1 Thumb Up
Old 01-10-2017, 10:09 AM   #5847
KHAAAAAAAAAAN!!
Unspeakable
Troll in the Dungeon
 
KHAAAAAAAAAAN!!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The middle of fucking nowhere.
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 723
High Score: 2,002
Greta Van Susteren is on MSNBC now?

#Whatheshit
__________________
KHAAAAAAAAAAN!! is online now  
Old 01-10-2017, 10:09 AM   #5848
Perspicacity
High Inquisitor
High Score: 3,994
 
Perspicacity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Elsewhere
Gender: Male
Posts: 526
DLP Supporter Donor Star
High Score: 3,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swirly Mango View Post
@Perspicacity IS THE WORLD FUCKED? Is there any chance the nukes will malfunction? Will a malfunction in any small percentage of nukes matter? Do you know much about this?
The U.S. nuclear stockpile is safe, secure, and reliable; this won't change (in the near future, at least) with the transition of power in Washington no matter what the hyperbole and scaremongering might suggest.

However, without strategic investment in infrastructure, facilities, and workforce, it's unclear for how long it will remain as such. A leadership vacuum would not be good for the complex since there's no way to advocate on Capitol Hill without an administrator to set priorities and speak for the agency. Moreover, as noted, new initiatives (and there are several in the works) cannot legally be started. Worse, existing programs have a tendency to become highly risk-averse since we have no idea what our budgets will look like coming out of continuing resolution (which will run at least until the end of April for the fiscal year, which began Oct. 1).

This is perhaps the worst time for this part of the government to go into hibernation mode as we're facing a daunting demographics problem with senior staff retiring/leaving and our being unable in this climate to staff up quickly enough with new hires. This bodes ill for long-term competitiveness, readiness, and agility. While (as I'm told by colleagues in the business) it's not as bad as the bloodletting in the intelligence communities, it's troubling nonetheless.
__________________

Last edited by Perspicacity; 01-10-2017 at 11:14 AM. Reason: errant comma
Perspicacity is offline  
Thumbs Up 3 thumbs up
Old 01-10-2017, 03:02 PM   #5849
Dark Belra
Headmaster
 
Dark Belra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,140
Donald Trump just made Robert Kennedy the chair of a "commission on vaccination safety and scientific integrity."

Just so everyone is on the same page, Robert Kennedy has argued that vaccines cause autism.
__________________

Peace and Prosperity be damned.
Dark Belra is offline  
Old 01-10-2017, 04:29 PM   #5850
Perspicacity
High Inquisitor
High Score: 3,994
 
Perspicacity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Elsewhere
Gender: Male
Posts: 526
DLP Supporter Donor Star
High Score: 3,994
This is no surprise; Trump has been an anti-vaxer for ages.

One expects that homeopathic remedies will be the focus of his health plan.
__________________
Perspicacity is offline  
Old 01-10-2017, 07:05 PM   #5851
Oment
Minister for Magic
The Betrayer
 
Oment's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perspicacity View Post
One expects that homeopathic remedies will be the focus of his health plan.
After a while, that'll probably bring the cost down. And the amount of greenhouse gases expelled. And the US population. Can't have an omelette without breaking a few eggs and all. Plus, coffin manufacturing will go through an unprecedented small boom (in recent history). What's not to love?
__________________
Curse my sudden but inevitable betrayals.

~R.I.P. Oz's dick, 1990-2016.~
Oment is offline  
Old 01-10-2017, 09:37 PM   #5852
The Iron Rose
Unspeakable
 
The Iron Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United States
Gender: Female
Posts: 748
Well, it's on the New York Times now.


'Russian operatives' claiming to have damning personal and private information on Trump
.


Specifically, it's golden showers with prostitutes.

I'm not actually joking.

edit: sorry, malicious golden showers with prostitutes.
The Iron Rose is offline  
Old 01-10-2017, 09:48 PM   #5853
nath1607
Groundskeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wales, UK
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 335
https://www.documentcloud.org/docume...legations.html

Highly recommend reading this for all of you, as it's incredibly enlightening especially as the time of the reports progresses and you remember things about the election cycle. While some of the news cycle will focus on "kompromat" they may have on Trump given some of it included golden showers on the bed used by the Obama's, I would argue that's
one of the smaller issues from it.

The sheer time length that the report claims Trump has been involved with them is staggering, with it saying it goes back nearly five years. Then there's the sheer depths of cooperation it claims was between the Trump campaign and Russian agents in the DNC leaks, with it going so far as to say the Trump campaign funneled money to some of those operatives involved, along with in general the campaign messaging and secret meetings between them.

One of the focuses was on diverting attention away from the Ukraine and Crimea, and instead focusing on the NATO payments. Another was that apparently a deal had been arranged where by in exchange for the removal of Russian economic sanctions from the invasion of Ukraine, that Trump would be given a significant stake in Rosneft.

The report also mentions that Trump's dealings in Asia such as China were considerably deeper, and much more explicit so there was at one point a relief that Russia was dominating the headlines as it concealed his dealings elsewhere where his fingerprints were more visible.

Notably I'm reminded of this article, which I'd also recommend you read. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...donor-fundrai/

The link at the top also has a brief snapshot of everyones favourite Green candidate, Jill Stein.

Last edited by nath1607; 01-10-2017 at 09:51 PM.
nath1607 is offline  
Old 01-10-2017, 10:07 PM   #5854
calutron
Auror
 
calutron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 651
Shakespeare couldn't have written a screenplay with more irony. But if the the allegations(or even if they don't) prove to be true, Mr.Putin deserves a tip of the hat. He has managed to delegitimize the American election and president so thoroughly that at this point it's almost irrelevant weather Trump has actually been compromised.
calutron is offline  
Old 01-10-2017, 11:18 PM   #5855
Xiph0
Administrator
First Tovarisch
 
Xiph0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: People's Republic of California
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,643
That's a fascinating read, nath.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by happyg View Post
As far as I can tell, Sree is some kind of racist joke.
Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H. L. Mencken
Xiph0 is offline  
Old 01-11-2017, 01:30 AM   #5856
Solfege
Groundskeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Coast & the South
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 354
There's a rumor floating around that it was a fake news plant by 4chan.
Solfege is offline  
Thumbs Up 1 Thumb Up
Old 01-11-2017, 01:36 AM   #5857
EsperJones
Order Member
 
EsperJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 824
Trump did actually respond to the allegations: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...90655418617856

(And may I just say it's incredibly weird to use Twitter as a primary source for anything.)
EsperJones is offline  
Old 01-11-2017, 06:23 AM   #5858
Oment
Minister for Magic
The Betrayer
 
Oment's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solfege View Post
There's a rumor floating around that it was a fake news plant by 4chan.
One particular aspect of it, perhaps. Other parts of the report are far less personally (to Trump) damning, yet a fair bit more worrying. (The collusion, repeated meetings, and of course the other blackmail options.) But those things don't sell news, because piss is bad and this is humiliating and who cares if it might be fake news (see about 80 % of Clinton's coverage in 2016), it's a ~~scandal~~.

Meanwhile, the arch-conservative GOP flunkies are rubbing their wrinkled hands in unrestrained glee behind closed doors. Either Trump adheres to their GOP orthodoxy or he's out in disgrace (or, if you will, fired), and replaced by one of their own. If they do that, they can point to this as saying that they did drain the swamp, and that plus incumbency plus Dem incompetence means another six years of full GOP control and another decade of gerrymandering the House to the point of being unoustable from power bar Obama '08 levels of wave.
__________________
Curse my sudden but inevitable betrayals.

~R.I.P. Oz's dick, 1990-2016.~
Oment is offline  
Old 01-11-2017, 04:12 PM   #5859
Banta
The Chosen One
 
Banta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oregon
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,095
DLP Supporter Donor Star
For those who are interested, you can read the Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure reports for Trump's cabinet nominees here.
Banta is offline  
Old 01-11-2017, 06:17 PM   #5860
The Iron Rose
Unspeakable
 
The Iron Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United States
Gender: Female
Posts: 748
House Intel Committee voted to allow ALL House members access to classified hacking report, briefing by CIA, FBI, DNI, NSA chiefs on Friday

https://twitter.com/deirdrewalshcnn/...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

Right now, the only thing more leaky than a pissed-off intelligence officer is a member of Congress. The whole report will probably be out on Friday night.
The Iron Rose is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 members and 3 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Twin Peaks 2016 Jibril Movies, Music and TV shows 3 10-07-2014 03:10 AM
Israeli Elections Azira Politics 11 01-25-2013 08:51 PM
Midterm Elections Taure Politics 101 11-05-2010 06:48 PM
Presidential Elections vlad Politics 0 05-15-2010 01:15 PM
Mid-Term Elections Hadoren Politics 27 11-10-2006 03:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2005 - 2016 DLP Group. All rights reserved.
No personal intellectual property on this site may be used without the credit and express permission of the respective authors.