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  1. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Once again we get a dismissal of the Hunter story from Pod. He can’t understand why Democrats wanted it shut down and are panicking. Well I have a theory. Biden is supposed to bring normalcy and honor back to the White House. He has managed, for the most part, to avoid the stigma of corruption that surrounded the Clintons. Now it turns out he is just as corrupt and making deals for personal profit with the very people we are supposed to believe Trump is in collusion with! Pod says there is not much evidence that Joe Biden benefitted from Hunter’s rackets and that Biden is a just a loving father to his wayward son. Horse hockey! Joe flew Hunter around on Air Force 2 to meetings with foreign oligarchs! They had meetings with Joe present. Why would a father concerned about his son’s drug addiction do that? He should have been tucking Hunter away in rehab!

    Why would Hunter take laptops to be repaired and forget about them? Because he is a drug addict!

    I think Democrats are concerned that this will make those precious independents decide that exchanging Trump, who is awful but has done some good stuff, for decrepit old Joe with his shady deals and 47 years of bad ideas, is not worth it. People may throw up their hands and say, “I’m voting for neither!”

     

     

     

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    • October 19, 2020, at 9:04 AM PDT
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  2. Jon1979 Lincoln

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Once again we get a dismissal of the Hunter story from Pod. He can’t understand why Democrats wanted it shut down and are panicking. Well I have a theory. Biden is supposed to bring normalcy and honor back to the White House. He has managed, for the most part, to avoid the stigma of corruption that surrounded the Clintons. Now it turns out he is just as corrupt and making deals for personal profit with the very people we are supposed to believe Trump is in collusion with! Pod says there is not much evidence that Joe Biden benefitted from Hunter’s rackets and that Biden is a just a loving father to his wayward son. Horse hockey! Joe flew Hunter around on Air Force 2 to meetings with foreign oligarchs! They had meetings with Joe present. Why would a father concerned about his son’s drug addiction do that? He should have been tucking Hunter away in rehab!

    Why would Hunter take laptops to be repaired and forget about them? Because he is a drug addict!

    I think Democrats are concerned that this will make those precious independents decide that exchanging Trump, who is awful but has done some good stuff, for decrepit old Joe with his shady deals and 47 years of bad ideas, is not worth it. People may throw up their hands and say, “I’m voting for neither!”

    JPod does seem to be at odds here with Tucker Carlson’s assessment of Joe Biden’s finances, when Carlson asks the question how can Biden afford the homes he does after basically a half-century on a government salary (i.e. — You can dislike Carlson for being too Trumpy/populist for your tastes, and think that Trump’s financial acumen begins and ends with the money he inherited from Fred and his Brooklyn-Queens housing empire. But Biden isn’t exactly living in sackcloth and ashes, so questions about his lifestyle based on the latest revelations are justified.)

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    • October 19, 2020, at 9:28 AM PDT
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  3. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Trump didn’t refuse to disavow QAnon, he said he didn’t know what it was except they were against pedophilia..

    JPod living in a media bubble makes him think everyone knows this. My dad texted me to ask what it was. It’s not like people who have lives *know* what QAnon is

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    • October 19, 2020, at 9:42 AM PDT
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  4. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKSJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    My thought as to: “Why would Hunter take laptops to be repaired and forget about them? Because he is a drug addict!”

    Often times when we damage out devices to where they are unusable we get a new device and transfer the data either from the Cloud, transferring from the sim card, having a computer repair shop transfer the data from a retrievable hard drive to a new device, etc.

    It is possible Hunter Biden, besides being an incorrigible addict, was able to transfer his data to a new laptop at which point going back to retrieve the old laptop became insignificant to getting on with his bagman for The Big Guy/drug addicted lifestyle and he simply forgot about retrieving his laptop ….

    It could possibly have crossed Hunter’s mind(ie: calls from the Computer Repair Shop to pay his bill and retrieve his laptop), to where Hunter would think “gosh I gotta get that laptop back” when ….

    …. Life gets in the way and you begin a romance with your deceased brothers widow, and at the same time leave your crack pipe in a rental car, and still find time to knock up a stripper to start a new family …. but there is still more to Hunter’s frantic lifestyle given he was still able to jump on Airforce 2 for a trip with The Big Guy to China to make a few million for the Fam ….. one can certainly understand how Hunter might forget all about the mundane task of picking up his damaged laptop he will never use again.

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    • October 19, 2020, at 9:48 AM PDT
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  5. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    He took in 3 computers allegedly

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    • October 19, 2020, at 10:08 AM PDT
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  6. Jon1979 Lincoln

    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    My thought as to: “Why would Hunter take laptops to be repaired and forget about them? Because he is a drug addict!”

    Often times when we damage out devices to where they are unusable we get a new device and transfer the data either from the Cloud, transferring from the sim card, having a computer repair shop transfer the data from a retrievable hard drive to a new device, etc.

    It is possible Hunter Biden, besides being an incorrigible addict, was able to transfer his data to a new laptop at which point going back to retrieve the old laptop became insignificant to getting on with his bagman for The Big Guy/drug addicted lifestyle and he simply forgot about retrieving his laptop ….

    It could possibly have crossed Hunter’s mind(ie: calls from the Computer Repair Shop to pay his bill and retrieve his laptop), to where Hunter would think “gosh I gotta get that laptop back” when ….

    …. Life gets in the way and you begin a romance with your deceased brothers widow, and at the same time leave your crack pipe in a rental car, and still find time to knock up a stripper to start a new family …. but there is still more to Hunter’s frantic lifestyle given he was still able to jump on Airforce 2 for a trip with The Big Guy to China to make a few million for the Fam ….. one can certainly understand how Hunter might forget all about the mundane task of picking up his damaged laptop he will never use again.

    He probably also thought without payment the store owner would simply leave the laptop on a storage room shelf to gather dust for years on end, or send it off to the nearest landfill.

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    • October 19, 2020, at 10:09 AM PDT
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  7. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKSJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    My thought as to: “Why would Hunter take laptops to be repaired and forget about them? Because he is a drug addict!”

    Often times when we damage out devices to where they are unusable we get a new device and transfer the data either from the Cloud, transferring from the sim card, having a computer repair shop transfer the data from a retrievable hard drive to a new device, etc.

    It is possible Hunter Biden, besides being an incorrigible addict, was able to transfer his data to a new laptop at which point going back to retrieve the old laptop became insignificant to getting on with his bagman for The Big Guy/drug addicted lifestyle and he simply forgot about retrieving his laptop ….

    It could possibly have crossed Hunter’s mind(ie: calls from the Computer Repair Shop to pay his bill and retrieve his laptop), to where Hunter would think “gosh I gotta get that laptop back” when ….

    …. Life gets in the way and you begin a romance with your deceased brothers widow, and at the same time leave your crack pipe in a rental car, and still find time to knock up a stripper to start a new family …. but there is still more to Hunter’s frantic lifestyle given he was still able to jump on Airforce 2 for a trip with The Big Guy to China to make a few million for the Fam ….. one can certainly understand how Hunter might forget all about the mundane task of picking up his damaged laptop he will never use again.

    He probably also thought without payment the store owner would simply leave the laptop on a storage room shelf to gather dust for years on end, or send it off to the nearest landfill.

    Again, I’m guessing he didn’t need the laptop anymore, never considered the computer store owner was going to read his e-mails and look at Hunter’s naughty selfies, and going back to pay the computer store guy the $85 dollar bill was a nuisance for the world traveling drug addicted millionaire bagman of the Biden crime family.

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    • October 19, 2020, at 10:15 AM PDT
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  8. Julia1492 Member

    On a slightly unrelated note, what is a reliable source for debunking the claim that the CIA introduced cocaine into communities? I’ve heard a few people state that as though it’s a fact, and I’d really like to know where I can read up on it. 

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    • October 20, 2020, at 6:53 AM PDT
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  9. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Julia1492 (View Comment):

    On a slightly unrelated note, what is a reliable source for debunking the claim that the CIA introduced cocaine into communities? I’ve heard a few people state that as though it’s a fact, and I’d really like to know where I can read up on it.

    I had no idea that was a campaign from the Russians? I always thought it was just some crackpot theory that started circulated in neighborhoods.

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    • October 20, 2020, at 7:00 AM PDT
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  10. Julia1492 Member

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Julia1492 (View Comment):

    On a slightly unrelated note, what is a reliable source for debunking the claim that the CIA introduced cocaine into communities? I’ve heard a few people state that as though it’s a fact, and I’d really like to know where I can read up on it.

    I had no idea that was a campaign from the Russians? I always thought it was just some crackpot theory that started circulated in neighborhoods.

    Same. I’d like to look into it a little more, if possible. When people claim “oh of course this is how that happened,” whether it’s the CIA doing it, or the Russians, I’d like to see some sources.

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    • October 20, 2020, at 7:41 AM PDT
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  11. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Julia1492 (View Comment):

    On a slightly unrelated note, what is a reliable source for debunking the claim that the CIA introduced cocaine into communities? I’ve heard a few people state that as though it’s a fact, and I’d really like to know where I can read up on it.

    Accusations and conspiracies of CIA drug trafficking (official and corrupt) go back to at least the Vietnam war, when it was alleged (and some of it may have happened) that planes being used in the operations “Air America” where bringing back cargoes of heroin from Vietnam and Cambodia in the 60’s and 70s … When the narcotic of choice switched to cocaine in the 80s I think the ideas behind the Iran-contra affair masticated into a theory that the CIA was running guns to foreigners, being paid in drugs and monetizing those drugs in the ‘hoods. There where several cheesy action movies with this kind of plots in the 80s and 90s…

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    • October 21, 2020, at 5:56 AM PDT
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  12. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White MaleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    When the narcotic of choice switched to cocaine in the 80s I think the ideas behind the Iran-contra affair masticated into a theory that the CIA was running guns to foreigners, being paid in drugs and monetizing those drugs in the ‘hoods. There where several cheesy action movies with this kind of plots in the 80s and 90s…

    To be fair, it’s established fact that the Obama administration did run guns to the drug cartels.

     

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    • October 21, 2020, at 6:02 AM PDT
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  13. DJ EJ Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Julia1492 (View Comment):

    On a slightly unrelated note, what is a reliable source for debunking the claim that the CIA introduced cocaine into communities? I’ve heard a few people state that as though it’s a fact, and I’d really like to know where I can read up on it.

    Accusations and conspiracies of CIA drug trafficking (official and corrupt) go back to at least the Vietnam war, when it was alleged (and some of it may have happened) that planes being used in the operations “Air America” where bringing back cargoes of heroin from Vietnam and Cambodia in the 60’s and 70s … When the narcotic of choice switched to cocaine in the 80s I think the ideas behind the Iran-contra affair masticated into a theory that the CIA was running guns to foreigners, being paid in drugs and monetizing those drugs in the ‘hoods. There where several cheesy action movies with this kind of plots in the 80s and 90s…

    It’s not the CIA, but the Harlem drug trafficker Frank Lucas (portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 2007 film “American Gangster”) cut out the middlemen and arranged for his heroin to be shipped directly from the Golden Triangle (where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet) during the Vietnam War. Whether or not the heroin was hidden in furniture shipments or inside the pallets underneath the coffins of dead soldiers seems to still be the subject of some historical debate.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 4:16 PM PDT
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