2020 US Presidential Race


#202

https://twitter.com/safety/unsafe_link_warning?unsafe_link=https://nypost.com/2020/10/15/emails-reveal-how-hunter-biden-tried-to-cash-in-big-with-chinese-firm/

Twitter literally on Biden’s team

Remember how the Communists used to jam the radio transmissions of Voice of America and the BBC World Service.


#203

Hope it didn’t trigger you too much.i think you will have to point out what was incorrect in the article rather than the attack the journo.
In terms of Iowa, trump is ahead, just about at the moment. You can get Mr orange for 2/3 on. Good odds but it might be close.
Trump is getting close to 3/1 in the odds market . Best bet i can see at the moment is 9/2 on trump getting 46 to 49‰. He got 46.1% last time. Of course he would have to close the current gap substantially.


#204

Totally f*ckn triggered by that face!! :laughing:

You might have missed pyjama boy’s head-count fail:

Aaron Calvin wrote:

The January rally drew thousands, but this time Trump drew a crowd of just over 1,000, the majority of whom remained unmasked.

Unmasked, imagine. Just like BLM.

Yep he looks like your typical Iowan farmer.

In terms of odds the price on PP was 15/8 now its 13/8 so narrowing a little.

I was surprised not longer odds since betting ‘morkesh’ had Biden at > 66%

In 2016 as i recall he was at 40-1 at one point!

Is Kamala a good price at 100-1??


#205

The fact that such significant efforts appear to be being put into shutting the story down suggests that it is viewed as very dangerous to Biden.

If true, it clearly renders him unfit to be President at best and treasonous at worst.

Leaving aside the level of deranged hatred that most self proclaimed ‘progressives’ harbour toward Trump for a moment, if this story is true, and if it is the case that most of the media and wider establishment are deliberately ignoring it on the basis that it may be damaging to Biden, then its simply the latest example of a former conspiracy theory being vindicated as true. In this case that practically the entirety of the media consists of little more than partisan shills who all lean in one direction.

Even if its not true it still highlights the unhealthy position that social media platforms occupy in todays world (as well as the absence of a free and independent mainstream media) and the increasing acceptance of authoritarian attitudes across the board.


#206

I cant remember trump at 40-1 but maybe that was around the grab them by the pus*y time.
Kamala at 100-1 or pence at 300-1 would be about right


#207

Yeah it was. Kamala and Pence at both at 100-1.

Anyway: Jim Mansfield-like saga unfolding here

The email includes a note that “Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate.” A proposed equity split references “20” for “H” and “10 held by H for the big guy?” with no further details. Fox News spoke to one of the people who was copied on the email, who confirmed its authenticity.

Sources told Fox News that * “the big guy” is a reference to the former vice president*. The New York Post initially published the emails and other controversial messages that Fox News has also obtained.


#208

Bookmakers really only price this up as a PR exercise. They bet to a high margin and therefore only attract mug money. Odds on the exchanges are more realistic and there is good liquidity. Trump trades at just under 15-8 at present, while Harris isn’t a bad price for a speculative bet at 300-1.


#209

Seems Twitter have backtracked and are now permitting the story to be shared across their platform…

Seems unusual so maybe theres some truth to it ?

Or maybe they’re worried about potential blowback in the event of a Trump victory?

Regardless, it would probably be in everyones interest if both Twitter and Facebook were broken up


#210

Break them up like Standard Oil.

The Biden campaign hasn’t denied that the emails are authentic, that he met these guys. Merely says wasnt on his ‘official’ schedule.

Highly defensive

https://mobile.twitter.com/BoKnowsNews/status/1317275294194085888

Record keeping is a bit like Ray Burke’s ‘will we fuck’ receipts.

With Hunter Biden the Democrats very own Liam Lawlor.

More mularkey to come!!


#211

Facebook etc should definitely be broken up. Twitter and other media controlled by oligarchs should not be allowed to have such arbitrary and outsized influence on elections.

The major problem with the emails is the source is ruby guiliani. Hardly a credible source. Probably will have as much impact as trumps non tax. Not sure how Hunter can realistically denign the info as its clear he was off the rails at the time. There is also no way to convict him of anything as guiliani and the Russian/Ukrainian opperatives guilani was hanging out with would have contaminated any evidence.

Given the partisan media in the US, this will get little circulation outside of fox and friends, oann and rtrump supporters.


#212

Behind the social-media blackout of Biden family corruption

If a bombshell goes off in the forest and no one is allowed to talk about it, does it make a sound?

Charles Lipson

October 16, 2020

12:25 AM

Hunter Biden is now the subject of multiple stories involving serious corruption. Whether he committed any crimes is a question for prosecutors and the courts. Whether he was paid handsomely for his family’s political clout is a question for voters.

You wouldn’t know that from ABC’s pathetic town hall with his father Joe Biden on Thursday night. They spoke with him for 90 minutes and didn’t ask a single question about the shocking emails published by the New York Post . That’s either journalistic malpractice or public-relations work. After all, the emails raise profound questions that the candidate needs to answer. They appear to show his son, Hunter, repeatedly using his last name to fill his pockets.

Hunter’s family is his only asset. How else did someone with no special skills manage to collect such huge payments from foreign companies with deep interests in US policy? He has no knowledge of Ukraine or China, no experience in energy or banking, and a crack pipe full of personal problems. So, how exactly did he get rich?

It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out the answer. Joe Biden himself could figure it out. The money was meant to open doors in the Obama administration and potentially a future Biden one. It was meant to inform mid-level US bureaucrats and diplomats that these companies had very powerful connections. The message: your bosses will be happy if you meet with these fine folks and even happier if you can help them.

Most of Hunter’s payments came from a corrupt Ukrainian energy producer, Burisma, and from multiple Chinese firms, all closely connected with the ruling Communist party. These payments were made when Hunter’s father was vice president, assigned primary responsibility for US foreign policy toward Ukraine and China, or after he left office and was considered a frontrunner to retake the White House.

These damning facts were well known before the New York Post published its latest cache of documents, supposedly to and from Hunter Biden. (The word ‘supposedly’ is used here since the documents must be verified.) What’s new about these documents is their avalanche of details, their list of additional companies and specific executives, and the scale of payments, some which were simply for Hunter making ‘introductions’. Some of these documents mention Vice President Biden, but he did not send or receive any of the emails disclosed so far.

This logic here is simple: outsiders purchase access and influence from insiders who sell it. That has long been the story of Washington lobbying and revolving-door politics, which grows in tandem with the size and scope of the federal government. Economists call it ‘rent-seeking behavior’.

The Clinton Foundation set a new standard for this rent-seeking. Its scale was unprecedented, and so was the cleverness of making it a tax-deductible charity. It worked smoothly when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state and the favorite to succeed Barack Obama. How do we know the money funneled to the Foundation and the Clintons personally was designed to buy access and influence? Because it all dried up after Hillary lost. As politicians in the old Chicago Machine used to say, ‘don’t back no losers.’

It is easy enough to see this as corruption, pure and simple. That’s because it is. The recipients are grifters, even though they wear Hermès scarves and ties. They are paid by companies seeking influence in government and the profits associated with it. This is Washington’s Circle of Life. Trump calls it ‘the Swamp’. Retired politicians and generals call it a living.

The malign influence of this circle is why we should keep saying, ‘the Bidens are corrupt. The Clintons are corrupt. They are reaping private profits from their public power.’ But we shouldn’t stop there because the problem goes beyond one or two bad actors, powerful as they are. The problem is a broader, self-perpetuating system of entrenched, corrupt power of which the Biden and Clinton families are poster children.

Seeing the Biden family’s corruption as part of this entrenched system is why the social-media censorship of that story should not be seen as a separate, stand-alone scandal. It is integral to understanding how the Swamp’s ecosystem operations, how it defines our politics.

The operation is visible in the New York Post exposé of Biden family corruption. The FBI has had those documents for months, so they should be either verified or discredited by now. Those findings, if they exist, have not leaked. If the emails are legitimate, they are bombshells. If they are false, they are worse than duds. They are a major disinformation campaign — an assault on our election — and we need to know who is behind it so we can hold them accountable.

Twitter and Facebook have prevented dissemination of the Post story on their platforms. The reason, they say, is that they have not substantiated it themselves. They decided to block all users, including members of Congress and the President’s press secretary, from sharing links to these published stories. Big Tech Knows Best.

Remember, this story was published by a major newspaper, a reputable one with a large circulation, subject to libel and defamation laws. Notice that the Biden presidential campaign has not denied the documents are authentic. They did deny, sort of, one item in one email, namely that VP Biden met with a Burisma executive, despite years of denying any involvement with Hunter’s business dealings. The campaign issued a carefully worded statement, saying only that the vice president had not listed on his official schedule any meeting with a senior Burisma official for the day in question. Later, they acknowledged that there were long gaps in the schedule and that a meeting could have taken place. Maybe it did; maybe it didn’t. We just don’t know as yet. We do know, quite apart from these emails, that VP Biden met with his son’s Chinese business contacts without listing them on his ‘official schedule’.

The New York Post has disclosed a great deal about its sourcing for these Biden stories, far more than other newspapers did when they published anonymously-sourced attacks on Trump. The social media giants didn’t block those. It didn’t even block discredited stories, like one from BuzzFeed that was demolished with an unprecedented public statement from Robert Mueller’s Office of Special Counsel. Today, you can post links to that discredited story on Facebook or Twitter. If you are an Iranian or Chinese propaganda ministry, you can post your stories, too.


To put it bluntly: the ‘verification standard’ isn’t standard and doesn’t require verification unless the social-media czars say it does. It should be called the Alice in Wonderland Standard. ‘“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”’ And so it is with Facebook and Twitter’s ‘verification standard’.

Why did Twitter and Facebook blackout news about Hunter Biden? The obvious answer is that those companies have a dog in the fight, and they are walking behind him with a giant pooper-scooper. It’s impossible to say if they picked that dog for ideological or financial reasons. Perhaps both. Most employees favor Biden, while higher-level executives want to preserve their networks of political power and influence. Both motives point in the same direction.

Trump has framed this New York Post story and its suppression on social media by saying ‘Biden is corrupt’ and ‘Big Tech is biased’. He’s right, of course, but he should go further. Oddly, he is overlooking the very idea he has campaigned on since 2015. Biden, Burisma, Chinese banks, Twitter and Facebook are all faces of the Washington Swamp. Next week, the faces may be different, but the Swamp itself will be the same. The buyers and sellers who populate this fetid ecosystem have powerful reasons to sustain it. For some, that means taking payments from foreign oligarchs and then opening doors for them. For others, that means suppressing news about who opened the doors and why. That is exactly what Big Tech is doing now. They, like the politicians they are protecting, want to retain their power and line their pockets. In Washington, that’s the Circle of Life.


#213

Unlike the Atlantic and Buzzfeed, NY Post has named their source.

So did the FBI who subpoena’d the evidence.

Isn’t that Hunter in the photos smoking a crack pipe in bed?

I find this enjoyable. It looks like kryptonite.

The Democrat Liam Lawlor.

Why do you think the Clintons shut down their foundation after she lost?

Could it be pay-for-play stopped when Clintons were no longer players?

Does Bertie back many winning ponies these days?

Hilary been getting many book deal advances?

Does Hilary still dip into multi-bagger trades in the cattle commodities futures?

Do they fuck, to coin a phrase.


#214

Looks like Christie has emerged from his own Covid journey a chastened man and now regrets not wearing a mask at the WH:

The Trump wranglers must be pulling their hair out. For the first debate Stable Genius told us Sleepy Joe wouldn’t be able to put a sentence together then stopped us from finding out by talking over him all night. In the town hall this week he wasn’t even able to denounce QAnon. Trump’s essential banality has been revealed. There’s not much to him beyond rage and bluster.


#215

Christie is nearly 60, must weigh about 25 stone and he’s also asthmatic.


#216

Donald Trump in recent weeks has made it abundantly clear in that China is going to pay for what it did to the world with the virus and what it has done to the US, but it’s not just the Virus, it’s the last 30+ years in the case of the US.

Is Biden running because CCP said so, because CCP have the of leverage in place?

Is this really the beginning of a takedown of the CCP by exposing to Americans, the total and systemic infiltration across the board from politicians, institutions and businesses by the CCP occurring over a period of decades enabled by said politicians and business?

America, We Have Been Trying to Tell You This for a While: The CCP Has Infiltrated Our Country

The most explosive news of the past few days was the 3 hard drives delivered to the United States Department of Justice by a top family or families of the Chinese Communist Party, according to Lu De, a faithful follower of Miles Guo’s Whistleblower Movement and host of one of the most-watched webcasts in Mandarin of the last three years.

Since the evening show on September 24th, for 5 days in a row, Lu De’s webcasts have focused almost exclusively on the content of the 3 hard drives that were secretly provided to the Department of Justice fairly recently.

Hunter Biden is in big trouble, much bigger than his Russian and Ukrainian scandals would cause. One of the hard drives contains information on Hunter Biden’s trip to China. It is known to the public that Hunter Biden flew to China on Air Force 2 with his father, Joe Biden. Joe Biden insisted that he was not aware of his son’s connection with the CCP companies. What Hunter did in China, the “dirty things”, were recorded on video by the order of the CCP Public Security Bureau. On the “business” side, it is believed that Hunter got to know Li Xiangsheng, the former CEO of Bohai Industrial Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd., an affiliated company owned by the Vice Chairman of China, Wang Qishan. Afterward, Hunter arranged for his father to meet with Li Xiangsheng.

The contract that Hunter Biden signed with Xi and Wang, No. 1 and No. 2 of the CCP regime, secured 4.5 billion dollars of interest and benefits to him. Hunter did not disclose this contract to the U.S. government. Whether or not he disclosed it to his father, you can be the judge. The real question is: did Joe Biden disclose the existence of such a contract to the U.S. government? He absolutely did not. In Lu De’s webcast, Hunter received a million dollars prior to the signing, and 10 million at the time the contract was signed. The money was laundered through a prominent U.S. lawyer.

The details of the sex recordings will likely never be released to the public. The CCP routinely and secretly records sex acts between foreigners and women who are provided by the CCP. This is one of the most effective ways to blackmail foreigners, often politicians, and to get them to agree to do whatever the CCP wants them to do.

BGY, an acronym for blue, gold, and yellow, refers to techniques utilized by the CCP to steal advanced technology from the West; to bribe foreigners; and to blackmail intellectuals, business people, and politicians with recordings of their sex acts. The ultimate goal is to make the American democratic system collapse, thus bringing Western civilization to its knees.

According to Lu De who holds webcasts twice a day in Mandarin, one of the hard drives contains videos over several thousand hours, secretly recorded targeting prominent U.S. business people, politicians, and their family members while they were in China. It is alleged that whatever was recorded on Hunter, i.e. how he sexually abused those Chinese women and young girls, was extremely unbearable to watch.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Majority Staff Report have issued a joint 87-page report on the investigation of Hunter Biden and Burisma, in their involvement with foreign governments. Apparently, the 3 hard drives have been used as evidence by the two Senate committees. The underlying question is whether or not Biden has been either blackmailed or become a CCP representative. The eligibility of Biden for the presidency is at stake. To put it mildly, Hunter Biden’s Chinese scandals, added to the Russian, Ukrainian, and Kazakh scandals, are beginning to bring a twist to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

Ye Jianming, as stated in the report, is “the founder of CEFC China Energy Co. Ltd (CEFC) and chairman of the board for its subsidiary, the China Energy Fund Committee (CE Fund)”. Lu De clarified that Ye Jianming’s company is directly connected with the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) and that he is a CCP spy.

Why would the CCP try to ruin Joe Biden’s chance to win the election? Everyone knows that the CCP supports Joe Biden and has tried every effort to ruin President Trump’s chance for a second term. The CCP financially supported BLM and Antifa, shipping guns to the protesters, as well as providing ID cards from mainland China to cities like Chicago.

The short answer to the above question is, according to Lu De, CCP Chairman Xi Jinping had his trusted connection send Hunter Biden’s materials and information containing overseas assets of three top CCP families to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at an earlier time. The purposes are two-fold: to inform the House Speaker that the Democrat had no choice but to cooperate with the CCP, and to offer assets of families other than Xi and Wang, the No.1 and No. 2 of the CCP regime, as compensations to settle the damages that the CCP Coronavirus has caused to the Americans.

Lu De explained that, once these families gained knowledge that Xi Jinping had made them the scapegoats, one of them, or perhaps all of them, decided to send copies of other materials to Nancy Pelosi and the Justice Department. Thus, the story of the 3 hard drives came to be.

Courtesy of the VOG Design Team

These 3 hard drives are the result of perhaps a decade of recordings and files that the CCP had made and kept. They are proof of how deeply and systematically the CCP has infiltrated the United States of America.

Hard Drive No. 1 contains files and videos showing who has been BGY’ed by the CCP. According to Lu De, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is also on the drive.

Hard Drive No. 2 contains the genetic maps of the families of Xi Jinping and Wang Qishan, including their mistresses and children born out of wedlock who are now living overseas. The CCP developed such genetic mapping profiles of all the high-ranking central government officials and named it the “Architectural Arts” project. These genetic maps were made in order to connect the financial dots on who can gain access to what assets overseas since these mistresses and illegitimate children are not on official documents. In other words, these genetic maps act like keys to secret bank accounts somewhere hidden in the world. The amount of money and wealth involved is astronomical.

Hard Drive No. 3 contains the CCP’s bioweapon programs and evidence. It contains both video files, including Xi Jinping’s internal speeches, and documents with overwhelming information on the biological weapon programs on gene editing, biological weapon defense and offense, and vaccine development. These programs are all part of the so-named “Military-Civilian Integration Project”. It also contains information on the so-called “Eight Strategic Warfare” including that of the media, information, hacking, Internet, religion, and bioweapon. The updates of the developments of the Eight Warfare were also recorded on the hard drive.

https://gnews.org/394168/

If it’s not known yet, Steve Bannon has connection to the breaking of this story among others.

TBH this all looks like an opening move and Biden being the first high value target to get blitzed. It looks like the Trump admin is on the offensive.

Ultimately - War with China or China CCP folds, which is it going to be?


#217

I think that once again people may be overestimating the impact that any “scandal” is going to have on this race.
People have already made up their minds. It’s down to who can be arsed voting and how well party machines can rig the voting.
Right now it’s Biden’s to lose unless the Republican local party machines can somehow suppress on a mass scale.


#218

In case ya missed it at the time.


#219

Who knows…
http://leovaradkar.ie/2014/04/varadkar-promoting-irish-tourism-in-china/


Archived link: https://archive.is/uk3aT


#220

Well is it authentic or was it the Russians?

More on that…

According to the repair shop guy the material was verified by none other than Hunter Biden’s lawyer when he asked for it back on October 13th.

https://mobile.twitter.com/adamhousley/status/1317319606126604288

Someone on an email chain has corroborated it…


#221

What kind of a backward country has long queues to vote.

Some GOPers are trying locating their spine in a effort at self preservation.