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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Corruption Is Legal In The United States

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posted on Feb, 20 2019 @ 10:03 AM
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He appointed among the worst people from prior administrations for his cabinet. Pompeo, Bolton, nuland, and his heads of each govt group are the most corrupt, put there to specifically deconstruct the departments of education, environment, consumer protections. Devos is the sister I believe, of Erik prince, leader of one of the largest mercenary groups.

Then there’s abrams appointment to Venezuela, when he was the one appointed to Argentina during the coup there, sneaking weapons and munitions into the nation through an aid convoy, just as he’s trying to do now. Where’s the anti corruption?

Where’s the crackdown on fraudulent banks, wars, politicians, ie the real problems the us faces? Just like every authoritarian strongman in history he points at people who aren’t the creators of the problems, minorities, immigrants, easy scapegoats and simple solutions, embraced wholeheartedly by people who can’t encompass the real source of all the problems we face.

It’s a cult of personality, and any who disagree will be labeled liars, idiots, and traitors. A well traveled and stale pattern repeating throughout history.




posted on Feb, 20 2019 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: StallionDuck

Fired a couple people.

Just a couple?



posted on Feb, 20 2019 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed


Not really, drain the swamp is just a catch phrase, trump has done nothing to address these very real issues, he removes one swamp monster and replaces them with another swamp monster.

I wasn't aware that draining a swamp meant directly killing all life in that swamp.

Trump has drained the swamp. He has exposed the seedy underbelly of life inside the DC Beltway. We now know that Hillary used a private email server to cover up potentially embarrassing or possibly even illegal emails, including classified ones, and therefore violated National Security guidelines in a manner that anyone else would be locked up for. We know that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were complicit at best with trying to establish a coup d'etat. We know that Maxine Waters considers violence an acceptable form of political discourse. We know that Nancy Pelosi is incapable of actual negotiations, instead bullying her way to what she wants. We know that Congressional Democrats have no problem with both using spurious allegations to destroy an innocent man's life and committing the same offenses they used to do so themselves with an expectation of complacency.

The swamp is being drained. This is what one sees when one drains a swamp.

No president has the authority to remove elected officials, or anyone for that matter who does not work for the Executive branch of government. That's not his job. It is ours. We can clearly see the creatures running around the swamp now that their hiding place in the black water of corruption is revealed. We can either ignore them as they rage through the muck and mire, or we can get rid of them. Personally, I think the world is better off with less dangerous bottom feeders making the lives of Americans as miserable as possible, but that is of course only my opinion. Yours may be different; perhaps you like such things?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is indeed trying to drain the swamp, but she seems to not believe the swamp extends to her own party. I have a feeling she is not one of those needing exposed (she seems to be quite good at exposing herself), but she is certainly not trying to drain the entire swamp. She seems to be fine with her own comfortable side of the swamp being intact.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 20 2019 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed


Not really, drain the swamp is just a catch phrase, trump has done nothing to address these very real issues, he removes one swamp monster and replaces them with another swamp monster.

I wasn't aware that draining a swamp meant directly killing all life in that swamp.

Trump has drained the swamp. He has exposed the seedy underbelly of life inside the DC Beltway. We now know that Hillary used a private email server to cover up potentially embarrassing or possibly even illegal emails, including classified ones, and therefore violated National Security guidelines in a manner that anyone else would be locked up for. We know that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were complicit at best with trying to establish a coup d'etat. We know that Maxine Waters considers violence an acceptable form of political discourse. We know that Nancy Pelosi is incapable of actual negotiations, instead bullying her way to what she wants. We know that Congressional Democrats have no problem with both using spurious allegations to destroy an innocent man's life and committing the same offenses they used to do so themselves with an expectation of complacency.

The swamp is being drained. This is what one sees when one drains a swamp.

No president has the authority to remove elected officials, or anyone for that matter who does not work for the Executive branch of government. That's not his job. It is ours. We can clearly see the creatures running around the swamp now that their hiding place in the black water of corruption is revealed. We can either ignore them as they rage through the muck and mire, or we can get rid of them. Personally, I think the world is better off with less dangerous bottom feeders making the lives of Americans as miserable as possible, but that is of course only my opinion. Yours may be different; perhaps you like such things?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is indeed trying to drain the swamp, but she seems to not believe the swamp extends to her own party. I have a feeling she is not one of those needing exposed (she seems to be quite good at exposing herself), but she is certainly not trying to drain the entire swamp. She seems to be fine with her own comfortable side of the swamp being intact.

TheRedneck

I have to admit. With that explanation given for all his talk of “draining the swamp”. It makes me now expect him to say “we built the wall!!!” And I’ll look over and there will be some lines of lego’s on the ground.
edit on 20-2-2019 by pexx421 because: Damn I’m tired



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 10:32 AM
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With that explanation given for all his talk of “draining the swamp”. It makes me now expect him to say “we built the wall!!!” And I’ll look over and there will be some lines of lego’s on the ground.

That's likely because you're listening to CNN telling you what he said instead of just listening to the man himself.

Trump don't need no translator. He speaks in plain, simple English.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

CNN? It's worse! We're all just PRussian bots typing away for national security reasons.



Trump don't need no translator


Well. May I suggest a little alligator for emotional support then? His foundation seems a tad shaky.




posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: Salander

originally posted by: Lysergic
Why does socialism require billionaires to fund it?

But to create a billionaire, you dont need socialism whatsoever...

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM


It doesn't require billionaires to fund it.

It requires only an equitable tax system, which we have, and it would require that the Treasury NOT be plundered by war profiteers conducting perpetual war.

Somewhere near the national debt, $22 trillion, is missing from Pentagon coffers. Half that number would accomplish much of what I understand to be the Green New Deal.


Oh ok, lets just snap that into reality then since it so doable.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Yeah

So was it plain English when he said you need id to buy groceries?

We had a 20 page thread on it because you do not need that so he either lied or spoke in not plain English.

It's funny cause you and many other righties were active in that thread. Active explaining what he meant even though many of you said he meant different things.

Point is it is not plain English.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:14 AM
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So OC goes to Congress for free legal and financial advice?
That is shady as hell.
"Hey guys, if I do XYZ would that be illegal?".
She already paid her boyfriend off using PAC funds.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears


So was it plain English when he said you need id to buy groceries?

We had a 20 page thread on it because you do not need that so he either lied or spoke in not plain English.

Yeah, I remember that... and it seems you still have never written a check. It wasn't that long ago when a check was the 'normal' way to buy anything. That plastic is a recent development (and the ID requirement is built-in).


It's funny cause you and many other righties were active in that thread. Active explaining what he meant even though many of you said he meant different things.

Many other 'righties'... still thinking in those binary terms, eh?


Point is it is not plain English.

Yes, it is, for normal people who don't see everything through that lefist lens. Those who do are simply not able to understand anything that isn't parroted by CNN. Maybe we need some medical research into a cure for that.

Or maybe Sandmann's lawyer is going to take care of it for us, by suing CNN into bankruptcy like he's about to do with WaPo.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

yeah.
same type of replies as in that thread

he said ID to buy groceries

you all are the ones that came in with he meant is you pay with a check or he meant if you use a debit card.

my point to your post of he speaks in plain english is he does not.

if you say you need ID to buy groceries in plain english it means exactly that.
but you dont

so we are back to he lies or he does not speak in plain english

and if it is so succinct and to the point how come even all you supporters could not agree on what he meant in that thread?

keep trying



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I don't quite agree that trump has drained the swamp, and I realize draining the swamp doesn't mean killing it, the issue is as I see it is that Trump is not replacing the swamp monsters with people that will benefit we the people, he's replacing the swamp monsters that will serve him and his buddies . Which is the point of this thread there are no safety nets in place it's a free for all once in the position trump is in, there's nothing stopping him from profiting or the people he is friendly with for that matter.

I will agree that the swamp is being drained when politicians are no longer becoming millionaires through this unchecked donation scam, and also when I see these monopolies of corporations being broken up and returning to a competitive market ,until then i will remain skeptical.

Capitalism thrives on competition, in the current monopoly/oligopoly were in only a very select few do well and the rest of are being starved.

I don't think AOC is trying to drain the swamp, I think she is looking to make a name for herself by exposing a few scams, in fact I'm certain there will reach a point in her career when self preservation is nescasarry and she will take her fat payment and keep her mouth shut just like the rest of them do.
edit on 21-2-2019 by hopenotfeariswhatweneed because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 12:27 AM
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a reply to: pexx421
You should be thanking Eric prince as the ultimate capitalist king!! Did you know he has created a venture Fund that will be popualted by mining companies in war torn states, that will be protected by his mercenaries? I'm still trying to determine if it is one of those funds that requires you to have a minimum annual income of 250,000 or one open to all investors.

You k ow wherever they operate, they will be given preferential contracts by the host country as a token of thanks for helping to liberate the people.

So Erik Prince, ty and good bless your capitalist Spirit!



posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 12:33 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

So since you were present for those 20 pages, what was the conclusion of that discussion?? I never even realized it happened. I need my ignorance denied.



posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 04:48 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Yeah, I know, I know... same old story, same old song and dance. You do realize your cries of "Trump bad!" are getting (have gotten) old and tired, right? Oh, maybe you don't.

Trump knew what he was trying to convey; I know what he was trying to convey; you seem to be among the only group of people who do not know what he was trying to convey. Even when it is explained to you, in detail, across those 20 pages, you still can't comprehend it. And you seem to be proud of that!

Nice talking with you... kinda... no, not really.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 05:00 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed


I will agree that the swamp is being drained when politicians are no longer becoming millionaires through this unchecked donation scam, and also when I see these monopolies of corporations being broken up and returning to a competitive market ,until then i will remain skeptical.

As you should. I would prefer the draining be happening at a far greater pace myself, but at least some draining is occurring.

I am not as worried about how much someone makes as I am about how much they put reality and the good of the American people ahead of their own interests. Being a millionaire, or a billionaire, or a super-doper-quadratic-zillionaire does not necessarily mean someone is corrupt. I'll admit it increases the likelihood, but using wealth as the sole yardstick for corruption evidence is poor ideology.


Capitalism thrives on competition, in the current monopoly/oligopoly were in only a very select few do well and the rest of are being starved.

Agreed when it comes to business. We have anti-trust laws which are absolutely necessary to maintain stable capitalism. Those need to be enforced. But the real problem, as I see it, is we reward those who have accumulated wealth by making them politically more important than we make ourselves. We do this by not investigating those who are running for office. Instead, we listen to the commercials and the news stories, both of which are paid for by those who who have vast amounts of money. Thus, we will always get someone who is wealthy representing us.

That, again, does not automatically equal corruption. But it does increase the likelihood of corruption and also makes any complaint about how bad the rich guys are an exercise in stupidity. No election can be bought unless we the people decide it is for sale by making ourselves for sale. Dollars don't count in the polls; votes do.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 05:18 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

Fair call, can't blame the rich for being rich, they did spend the time to learn how to make money work for them, be smarter than money is a phrase from the author I stole that line from.

That being said I expect a higher standard from our elected officials, they are there after all to represent we the people. The corruption that must only breed from laziness is killing us all, it's #ed. Anyhow I'm drunk and going to sleep.

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posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

If he spoke in plain English and said what he actually meant then everyone would understand.

And as I said everyone didn't know cause there were a great deal of you posting saying what he meant but you were all saying different things.

If it was so succinct everyone would be on the same page and there wouldn't be 20 pages of people like you deflecting and defending.

And I am no fan of trump and I will keep saying it so you might as well get used to it.

Get the stock replies ready.



posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

As I remember, all the arguments were based on one simple concept: in the United States, it is all but impossible to make any purchase of a large size without some form of ID... and that includes a normal family's weekly groceries. The rebuttals were all semantics... "I can buy a gallon of milk with cash!" Sure, but how many people do buy large amounts of groceries with cash?

You knew what he meant as well, deny it all you want. It was simply a chance to twist words around to get in a jab at a man named Trump. In the end, it didn't harm Trump, it didn't harm me, and it didn't harm anyone defending him. Your reputation as a thinking, reasonable person did take some damage, though.

You can (and will) dispute that, but the truth is the truth even when disputed.


And I am no fan of trump and I will keep saying it so you might as well get used to it.

Hey, it's your reputation. Go for it.

In the meantime, I'm done with hashing out a thread from months ago in a different thread. This thread is about the infamous Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. My apologies to the other readers and posters for letting you drag me so far off topic.

TheRedneck



posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 06:54 AM
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Fair call, can't blame the rich for being rich, they did spend the time to learn how to make money work for them, be smarter than money is a phrase from the author I stole that line from.

Unfortunately being smarter than money is something society seems to have forgotten.


That being said I expect a higher standard from our elected officials, they are there after all to represent we the people.

I agree completely. All of our representatives should put the needs of the people ahead of their own needs. As has been said, we need less politicians and more statesmen.

I don't even hold those who disagree with me as corrupt, if they are representing those who elected them. I may disagree with policies, but that is a cultural disagreement that is to be expected in a nation this large. As long as the Constitution is applied properly, my freedoms and yours should be safe from those who would usurp them. That is the American Dream.

Sleep well.

TheRedneck




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