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George Takei Nails What’s So Dumb About Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Gibberish

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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:38 PM
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A Huffington Post article (yeah, I know... liberal bastion) about a couple of tweets by George Takei (yep. Liberal, gay, actor and politician)

So let me just cut to the chase here:


George Takei Nails What’s So Dumb About Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Gibberish
(Link to HuffPo article with details)

Unless you have been nowhere near a television, computer, smartphone, tablet, human being or major metropolitan area in the last week, you have probably heard Donald Trump rambling on about his baseless assertion that the 2016 election has already been “rigged” in Hillary Clinton’s favor.

On its face, it’s a ridiculous claim, and one that could potentially lead to dangerous consequences should Trump actually lose to Clinton on Nov. 8. But George Takei, local genius, thinks Trump could be onto something, albeit not in the way that the GOP nominee intended. As he concisely stated on Twitter on Tuesday:



George Takei ✔ @GeorgeTakei
It's rather galling, isn't it, to hear a billionaire, born into money and granted every advantage, claim the system's rigged against him.
5:44 PM - 18 Oct 2016
11,453 11,453 Retweets 22,203 22,203 likes


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George Takei ✔ @GeorgeTakei
You know what's rigged, Mr. Trump? The tax system. In your favor, and quite heavily.
7:35 PM - 18 Oct 2016


The article also links to another one that suggests Trump won't release his taxes because he's worth less than 2 billion dollars.

For a white billionaire who's been gaming the system since birth, claims of everything being rigged against him just don't wash. Heck, if he had that much money, he could probably buy a fleet of buses to take people to voting stations to vote for himself.

From my perspective, the system is rigged against people from small towns, against mom-and-pop businesses, against the poor, against people who can't afford a good education -- but it's rigged in favor of people who can afford instant lawyers and who can buy cars from their spare pocket change.



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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Another celebrity who's opinion about politics is completely irrelevant.

Hey George!

No. One. Cares.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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I think the system's rigged, but not in the way Trump is suggesting.
TPTB always bet on both horses. They'll get what they want either way.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:44 PM
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There's a difference between gaming your tax returns and fraudulent electioneering.

They aren't the same thing.
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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:46 PM
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Honestly, from my perspective him tax dodging is nowhere near the same level of deplorability as the motives and schemes from Hillary. Yes it's bad to tax dodge, especially when you are a billionaire, but I swear if Hillary gets in office Trump's tax dodging will be the least of our concerns.


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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:47 PM
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The system is rigged.

They proved it.

George Takei has Stockholm syndrome.

Loves the party that threw him and his family in an internment camp.

Thinks that suddenly they became the good guys.

Excuse me I have an insurance file to peruse.


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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: Byrd




George Takei ✔ @GeorgeTakei
You know what's rigged, Mr. Trump? The tax system. In your favor, and quite heavily.


While I know what I'm about to write has been said before..... This is something that I simply can't understand. There is no doubt in my mind that Trump and people of all walks of life (including myself) expect that their accountant uses any and all LEGAL mechanisms to reduce their tax burden as much as possible. So how is that the fault of the person who is paying (or would be paying) taxes?

Clearly, it's not. It's the politicians who make the laws and set the rules.

This is why I find this aspect of the overall Trump v Hillary thing so odd. Although she had no official power during Bill Clinton's presidency, she certainly had influence. Then as Senator, she actually did have official power.

Between Hillary and Trump, only one of them ever had the power to at least ATTEMPT to change tax law.

So how is Trump the bad guy following the rules that were set (or left untouched) by Hillary and the other politicians?


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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: Byrd
A Huffington Post article (yeah, I know... liberal bastion) about a couple of tweets by George Takei (yep. Liberal, gay, actor and politician)

So let me just cut to the chase here:


George Takei Nails What’s So Dumb About Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Gibberish
(Link to HuffPo article with details)

Unless you have been nowhere near a television, computer, smartphone, tablet, human being or major metropolitan area in the last week, you have probably heard Donald Trump rambling on about his baseless assertion that the 2016 election has already been “rigged” in Hillary Clinton’s favor.

On its face, it’s a ridiculous claim, and one that could potentially lead to dangerous consequences should Trump actually lose to Clinton on Nov. 8. But George Takei, local genius, thinks Trump could be onto something, albeit not in the way that the GOP nominee intended. As he concisely stated on Twitter on Tuesday:



George Takei ✔ @GeorgeTakei
It's rather galling, isn't it, to hear a billionaire, born into money and granted every advantage, claim the system's rigged against him.
5:44 PM - 18 Oct 2016
11,453 11,453 Retweets 22,203 22,203 likes


and


George Takei ✔ @GeorgeTakei
You know what's rigged, Mr. Trump? The tax system. In your favor, and quite heavily.
7:35 PM - 18 Oct 2016


The article also links to another one that suggests Trump won't release his taxes because he's worth less than 2 billion dollars.

For a white billionaire who's been gaming the system since birth, claims of everything being rigged against him just don't wash. Heck, if he had that much money, he could probably buy a fleet of buses to take people to voting stations to vote for himself.

From my perspective, the system is rigged against people from small towns, against mom-and-pop businesses, against the poor, against people who can't afford a good education -- but it's rigged in favor of people who can afford instant lawyers and who can buy cars from their spare pocket change.
Byrd, do you deny that the DNC rigged the nomination process in favor of Hillary? Do you deny that the mainstream media can be shown to be manipulating information? Do you deny that the media refuses to cover Clinton's actual problems, such as regime change pursuits in Libya and Syria, or corruption with Wall Street? The media studiously avoids these topics, and focuses instead on distractions such as gender, Benghazi, and email.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: Byrd

Another celebrity who's opinion about politics is completely irrelevant.

Hey George!

No. One. Cares.


SO does that sentiment work with Trump then?

Funny how Trump supporters pick and choose which "Celebrities" matter and who doesnt........

But youre right, "Hey Trump, no one cares about your celebrity opinions on politics"



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

Not to mention collusion with the media and manufacturing violence at Trump rallies.

Also voter fraud from all over the country where democrats are operating.

I wouldn't put it passed the GOP to be engaged in shady crap either.

But to come out and deflect like this is simply another reason not to trust democrats.

Can't be honest to save their lives.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:53 PM
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The evidence of voter fraud is clear. It is happening. That is rigging any angle one looks at it. It does not matter if it is small or large scale. Rigging is rigging and in some districts all it takes is a handful of votes to tip the scale.

Anyone who thinks it's not a big deal is being obtuse about the entire topic. It's a problem. No political willpower to stop it. An ID card could help but that idea has been s*** on . Fingerprints would be the best coarse of action. Get everyone in the system. This could be done very easily, even with absentee ballots. A small fingerprint kit enclosed. Too easy.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

No celebrity's opinion about politics matters, whether for Trump or for Clinton.

If they want to be involved in politics then they need to do what Arnold Schwarzenegger did and run for office.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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Trump has made no bones about it: he is taking advantage of the existing tax laws, which are clearly designed to make rich people richer. In fact, he's doubling down on that; he wants to give more tax breaks to wealthy people. It's Reaganomics all over again--more trickle-down BS. The sad part is, no matter how many economists point out that nothing really trickles down, people still think giving money to the rich will somehow benefit them. Keep believing the lie, and someday you too can live like a rich Republican.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

Why is it irrelevant? Simply because he's a celebrity? Not only is he a homosexual but he also got to spend part of his childhood in an internment camp simply because of his Japanese heritage. I'd argue that his experiences give him a unique look at intolerance in this country. But please elucidate why the views of this intelligent man have no value.


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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: LifeMode

None of that matters because Drumph...see how clever I am?

Drumph...

Tee hee...

Corruption is a myth.

Reading the corruption that just got released is treason. Forget that it contains actual treason.

Trump used the tax code properly which illustrates how corrupt he is.

Hillary has a vagina vote for her.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

No celebrity's opinion about politics matters, whether for Trump or for Clinton.

If they want to be involved in politics then they need to do what Arnold Schwarzenegger did and run for office.


Im not a fan of celebrities in politics either........

But they are still Americans, and they vote , so actually their opinions do matter........

Everyone's opinion matters when t comes to matters of the country, whether we like it or not.......

If they didnt we wouldnt have elections..........

Just saying



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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On its face, it’s a ridiculous claim, a


Not it's not ridiculous.

It's already begun in my home state.

Top indiana election office more voter fraud

Not the first time either.

www.heritage.org...



Opponents of electoral reform continue to insist that, despite all evidence to the contrary, election and voter fraud are a nonexistent problem in America. This myopic view is wrong not only because numerous cases show that these problems do exist, but also because of the deep implications that unchecked election fraud can have for American politics. As the Supreme Court of the United States said in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, “not only is the risk of voter fraud real but … it could affect the outcome of a close election.” Marred by fraud, the 2008 Indiana Democratic presidential primary offers a frightening example of how such fraud can potentially alter the course of history.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: constant_thought
Honestly, from my perspective him tax dodging is nowhere near the same level of deplorability as the motives and schemes from Hillary. Yes it's bad to tax dodge, especially when you are a billionaire, but I swear if Hillary gets in office Trump's tax dodging will be the least of our concerns.


He has not tax dodged - he has not released his tax returns - that is not tax dodging.

Do you really not understand following the tax laws is not dodging?

Do you take tax deductions - if so you are also a tax dodger using your warped logic.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 12:59 PM
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So you are down to using two tweets from a comedic ex star of Star Trek to bash Trump? Man, even for you a new low.

I am sure Takei writes off ALL of this travel to Con's and shows. It is in the current taxcode.
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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: proximo




Do you take tax deductions - if so you are also a tax dodger using your warped logic.


Yep.

ANYONE.

Thats either taken the standard deduction,Tax credit,'Earned income credit' is a tax dodger.



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