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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by flgator2, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. gatorknights

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    I'm not a fan of Rachel either, but she was going off the other night and I can't say I disagree with her.
     
  2. tarponbro

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    I would like very much to know what was said between Cohen and Schiff in their meeting and I'd also like very much to know what was said in the meeting/encounters between Trump and Putin, but I probably won't get to know what was said in those meetings, encounters. Oh well...
     
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  3. duchen

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    No. Do you really believe witnesses walk cold into hearings? Do you understand that they meet with staff and member or Senators ahead of time so questions can be focused?
     
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  4. flgator2

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    He talked to Cohen for 10 hours privately
     
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  5. duchen

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    Who cares? There is no impropriety in his doing so.
     
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  6. fortunateson

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    FAKE NEWS! How you like them apples?!
     
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  7. ursidman

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    They didn't have to stand out, they didn't have to be better. They only had to matter a little as the difference in the 3 states was only 88,000 votes.
     
  8. CaptUSMCNole

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    Do you really think that the Russian IRA social media had any effect when it was competing against all of those other entities on social media for the people in the mid-West. That the IRA was better at micro-targeting than the DNC, RNC, and all the organizations like the NRA and DFA who were competing for all the voters?
     
  9. duchen

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    We do have Representative Collins on the House Intel Committee unilaterally releasing transcripts of Page, Ohr, Strzok and others and refusing to redact classified or law enforcement sensitive information. A complete abdication of his role on an intelligence committee. I am happy to know what was said, but that guy should be removed from the Committee. At minimum.
     
  10. CaptUSMCNole

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    Any time I say, type, or hear Russian IRA, I always imagine Putin dressed up as a Leprechaun.
     
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  11. ursidman

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    Yes. And as an American it pisses me off that they were doing so and enrages me that political weasels who have benefitted from all this country has to offer, were helping them.
     
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  12. CaptUSMCNole

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    The Internet Research Agency that is located in Russia, is better at micro-targeting key voting demographics in the Mid-West and persuading them to do something than the political parties and political PACs than spend millions and millions of dollars and use advance analytic data algorithms they purchase from different social media platforms to do it?
     
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    That’s why they shared data and targets with them.
     
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  14. CaptUSMCNole

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    So you are saying that Manafort directly shared data with the Internet Research Agency?
     
  15. ursidman

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    They didnt have to be better - they only had to nudge the needle a smidge and they had voter data supplied to them to help out. I dislike the influence of money in politics (boo Citizen;s United) but at least the American PAC's are American
     
  16. CaptUSMCNole

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    So how much was the IRA spending a month in the run up to the 2016 election?

    Compare that to how much was being spent by every campaign, PAC, issue group, ever month during the ‘16.

    What are we looking at in terms of percentages?
     
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  17. ursidman

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    I doubt the Russians ever release the amount of money they spent to influence our election. However, more than 150 million Americans saw Russian generated content on FB alone. Many millions more on Twitter and whatever other social media is out there. As an American it should piss you off.
    Facebook has just revealed 150m Americans saw Russian election propaganda and senators are furious
     
  18. mdgator05

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    Yes, probably. One interesting thing about Social Media posts: false information spreads faster than true information. Why? Because false information can be sculpted to make it spread more rapidly based on what we know about information diffusion. When an establishment organization, like the DNC or the RNC spreads a false piece of information, they get called on it, they get covered, and their reputation takes a hit. When a shady group with no ties does it, who has to answer for it? Nobody. So you lose the downside of spreading false information while maintaining the advantage of doing so.
     
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    You don’t think there are a lot of shady PACs out there putting focus group tested but questionable accurate information out on social media?
     
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