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Scott Pruitt's Travel Scandal Gets Swampier

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posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: ClovenSky

Because we ALL know that people stay the same and NEVER change their ways or thinking EVER, amiright?

?


Well, President Trump has changed from being a pussy grabbing playboy into an admired and respected Christian.


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posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t




I've accepted a LONG time ago that ATS is overly right wing and is in a bubble of misinformation and confirmation bias where they tell themselves they are right while ignoring outside stats that show they aren't in the majority of opinions. If I had a problem with it still, I wouldn't have 6 years under my belt here.


www.abovetopsecret.com...
tell me again about the "bubble of misinformation and confirmation bias" I am in?

perhaps when you can show ANY foresight or understanding how the really real world works I will listen to your bs about bubbles


(post by knowledgehunter0986 removed for a manners violation)

posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 01:53 PM
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Anyone else feel like this is the final money grab before the whole ####house goes up in flames?

D.C. filled up with the swampiest of the swampy creatures and it feels like they know it won't last for long -- so they're all trying to scam as much money as they can, while they can.

It really feels like this could be the last president. Something big is coming and they all know it and will benefit while they can. I don't know, just a feeling, hope I'm wrong.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

You being right once doesn't automatically disprove my point. For one, that is a logical fallacy. For two, ever heard of the saying "even a blind squirrel finds a nut"?
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posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

keep telling yourself that
who is the one in a "bubble of misinformation and confirmation bias" now?



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

Sooo. Scott Pruitt. Anything to discuss or are you too triggered by me talking to bigfurrytexan to stay on topic anymore?



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: theantediluvian

Scott Pruitt came under scrutiny when it was revealed that he'd spent over $105k on first-class flights. The most expensive of Pruitt's travels was a trip to Morocco in December with airfare of $16,217 — but as it turns out, expensive airfare might be the least problematic aspect of the trip.



Just talking about travel expenses does anyone here see that a 16k ticket as outlandish? If you do I think many of you do not understand travel in the sense of business travel. There is a reason why they call it business class and an overseas ticket can easily exceed 10k. Business/first class is typically synonymous, but there are some high-end truly first class rides that cost a good deal more than 10k or 16k. Normally though we are talking business class in either case.

The company I work for sends ALL employees business class if they go overseas, it is just the way things work...if you are on a 15 hour flight on company time you do not need to be stuffed in an economy class seat between two Sumo wrestlers continually year after year of business travel. With this said he travel cost seems reasonable to me.

As to the other stuff we need to determine if there really was impropriety or are we just seeing 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon scenario?



I was going to post the same thing. I didn't see the big issue with the business class airfares. When I worked in corporate America, we flew first and business class on any flight over 6 hours. Overseas business isn't cheap on some routes. My wife went to China for work and her business class ticket was like $12k and this was 10 year ago.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

hahahaha
seems you have that timeline a bit incorrect, but no worries

As far as pruitt, what ante has posted seems to be evidence of typical dc shenanigans. If these events are true and on the wrong side of the law he needs to go. As do all those who break the law in dc, INCLUDING mr trump.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan


Why do other people not find the same things as you relevant or important? I do not know. But i think cursing them out is likely not the right way to go.

I've accepted a LONG time ago that ATS is overly right wing and is in a bubble of misinformation and confirmation bias where they tell themselves they are right while ignoring outside stats that show they aren't in the majority of opinions. If I had a problem with it still, I wouldn't have 6 years under my belt here.


The real irony is that I also (quite frequently) hear about how we are a left wing site full of liberals. I guess its all down to perception. From where i stand its simply full of partisans doing what partisans do (mostly worry what "the other side" is doing).



The "media" these days can be some random blog by some nobody that someone found in a google search. If you want to talk about a topic, it is a matter of Google searching it. There is probably SOME publication discussing it. Then it's just a matter of finding a source that clicks with your confirmation biases and posting it here. It's not magic man.


Funny you should bring this up...today on CNN (not some arcane blog, i don't believe:

www.cnn.com...

She is essentially upset that sexism is driving her from the public stage.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: shooterbrody

Sooo. Scott Pruitt. Anything to discuss or are you too triggered by me talking to bigfurrytexan to stay on topic anymore?

Oh, well now look who is triggered?

I was actually enjoying the discussion.

On another note, I find the irony of your avatar to be amusing. Super Saiyan Rose is a contridiction and his self absorb viewd resonate well with your type of personality.

"In this perfect creation of the Gods, the only failure are the humans. I'm from a much higher place than you...and I have seen the truth of this world, the universe and all in it. I noticed the results and decided human beings should he destroyed. Humans are the one and only failed creation of the Gods. In order to make a new world... the universe... a beautiful paradise. I want to annihilate the humans on the God's behalf, who won't admit their failure!"

WHO WON'T ADMIT THEIR FAILURE

Vegeta wins, worth noting that Vegetas pride is mirrored by Trumps Pride. Anyways, offtopic.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

SO we are on this thread, discussing a cainet member perhaps getting a cheap deal on a rental, and spending a lot of money on travel tickets.

And I see right wing people saying if he did wrong, he should be punished.

Meanwhile I see some people saying this is indicative of the most corrupt admin ever, or you saying we dont know what a hillary presidency would be like.

I find that funny.

So I assume that you were on ATS routinely discussing all of the shady deals Hillary and her foundation got by selling influence as SOS.

Oh thats right, you downplayed them.

So in other words, scott pruit getting a grimey real estate deal = trump evil.

But hillary getting millions to sell influence to all sorts of people = no big deal.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
Oh, well now look who is triggered?

Desiring to course correct a frivolous offtopic discussion is being triggered? News to me.


I was actually enjoying the discussion.

Too bad?


Anyways, offtopic.

Yep. Should have sent that in a U2U. I repeat. Sooo. Scott Pruitt. Anything to discuss there?
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posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

And NOW we are back to hillary. I repeat: Sooo. Scott Pruitt. Anything to discuss there?



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:26 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Grambler

And NOW we are back to hillary. I repeat: Sooo. Scott Pruitt. Anything to discuss there?


Yes, notice I said this was bad in my first post, and didnt mention any other party or person.

Then we had a people discussing this being the most evil administration ever, and how people that voted for it are undeucated and wanted revenge, and people responded.

Heck, even your first post mentioned people other than Pruitt.

So thanks for being the thread police, but why not follow your own advice.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

I'm trying to. That's why I've tried to bring up Scott Pruitt in every post that people have responded to recently.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Grambler
I repeat: Sooo. Scott Pruitt. Anything to discuss there?


Sure:

The EPA just started circulating new talking points to staffers undermining any human influence on climate change: EPA talking points downplay role of human activity in climate change

Pruitt has long-proven "deep state" connections as a waterboy for dirty energy companies: New EPA head Scott Pruitt's emails reveal close ties with fossil fuel interests

He also recently refused to ban a Dow pesticide that EPA scientists deemed unsafe, overruling his own experts after a brief meeting with a Dow lobbyist: E.P.A. Chief, Rejecting Agency’s Science, Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide

He hired a lobbyist from Agrichemical giant Syngenta as Senior Adviser on Agriculture, then mysteriously reduced a $5M fine Syngenta was facing down to $150,000: Critics cry foul after EPA reduces Syngenta fine for Kauai pesticide violations

Pruitt claims he has to fly first class on taxpayer dime because crazy environmentalists hate him so much, he is in mortal danger just sitting in coach. He spent $43,000 installing a soundproof phonebooth in his office so no one can hear the shady backroom deals he's cutting with all those special interest groups:

Scott Pruitt’s $25,000 soundproof phone booth? It actually cost more like $43,000.


^I've been collecting this info, because I thought about doing a thread on what an incredible swamp this administration has turned out to be. There are tons more examples regarding Mnuchin, Ajit Pai, Zinke, etc, etc

But yeah what's the point, let's all just talk about Hillary some more...Trump is draining the swamp because it's a sexy catchphrase, scientists are full of it thanks to oil companies exposing them with alternative facts; climate change is a hoax because Al Gore is rich, even though the "fake" science on GHG warming goes back 100 years before he was born.

Not to mention no collusion, Roy Moore is a victim of evil Democrat smear tactics, child victims of school shootings are paid actors, anyone who speaks out against plutocracy is a damned socialist just trying to get free stuff, and the real scandal we should all be focusing on is a satanic pedophile ring in some pizza parlor.

Conservatives and Alex Jones nutwads have done so much to drive conspiracy theories further from the truth, 180 degrees from the ACTUAL conspiracies, then I could have ever imagined when I first joined this site. It's amazing how much these people have become the very tools of the thing they think they're fighting against.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t
Seems some disagree with his programs.
www.vox.com...



Outrage from environmentalists will only boost Pruitt’s standing in Trump’s orbit.




Pruitt delivers for Trump in a way that few others in the administration have In a White House beset by scandals, Pruitt has given Trump some of his biggest wins and best photo ops.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: mc_squared

Yeah man. Scott Pruitt is probably the biggest travesty in Trump's cabinet. The man is a fool and scumbag. His anti-science stance makes him to be 100% unqualified for the job he has. Not that that is unusual for Trump's cabinet or anything, but he takes it to an ABSURD level with his shenanigans.



posted on Mar, 30 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

So do you see anything wrong with someone being given credibility due to his ability to piss people off as opposed to his actual credentials?



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