Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AgelessDrifter, Dec 31, 2018.
samsung/google/microsoft (office suite)
will back up everything to your email account generally
Oh, yeah. I guess w/ the widespread synch'ing people tend to do across multiple devices, that makes sense
Oracle founder donated $250,000 to Graham PAC in final days of TikTok deal
“If TikTok is saved, you can thank me,” Graham said in August
Oct 17, 2020
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison donated $250,000 to a super PAC supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) reelection campaign as his company closed in on a coveted position as TikTok’s US technology partner.
FEC documents show that Ellison made the $250,000 donation to the Security is Strength PAC on September 14th. The Security is Strength PAC has bought ads exclusively in support of Graham’s political ambitions, including his 2015 presidential campaign and his current reelection bid for the US Senate.
It’s an unusually large donation for Ellison, who also donated $5,200 to Graham’s Majority Fund in January. The timing of the larger donation is also remarkable, coming mere hours after Oracle officially announced that it had been chosen as TikTok’s technology partner for its US operations, beating out Microsoft in a high-profile bidding process to save the popular video app.
Oracle’s arrangement with TikTok was applauded by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, but drew criticism from China hawks in both parties, who saw it as failing to address the long-standing concerns over ties between TikTok’s parent company ByteDance and the Chinese government. At the same time, the arrangement was a potential windfall for Oracle, which was set to receive a significant contract from the embattled app.
Sen. Graham was reportedly pivotal in arranging the deal, although it’s unclear if he had any influence over the specific companies involved. In an interview with Vanity Fair in August, Graham said that he personally called Trump to suggest that he find a US company to purchase the platform in order to remedy the administration’s concerns over the app’s relationship with China. “Let Microsoft or somebody buy it, put it in American hands and allow the platform to survive and thrive because so many people enjoy it,” Sen. Graham said he told Trump over the summer.
“If TikTok is saved, you can thank me,” he said.
Graham continued to cheer on the deal as it proceeded. On the day the agreement was announced, the senator tweeted, “Great decision by President Trump to approve the sale of TikTok to Oracle and Walmart. Great for American consumers who are being protected from the Chinese Communist Party.” He continued, “Well done, Mr. President.”
The deal stalled in the days following the donation, failing to close before the deadline imposed by the president. When that deadline arrived, the Commerce Department attempted to block transactions to TikTok’s parent company, only to be halted by a preliminary injunction as part of the ongoing federal case against the order.
Graham is currently locked in a tight race for reelection to the US Senate for South Carolina against Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison. On Thursday, Politico reported that the three-term senator has a narrow lead against Harrison among likely voters, 46 percent to 40 percent. Still, Harrison raised $57 million in the third quarter of this year, dwarfing Graham’s $28 million.
“By law, we have no affiliation with them,” T.W. Arrighi, spokesperson for the Graham campaign told The Verge Saturday. “They’re a completely separate and independent operation.”
could easily be a mix of real and not real,
either way if the texts were fake then is this meant to drum up support for the Bidens?
the Russia stuff is not conspiracy afaik, and Guiliani ofc a known rube
Didn't exactly this happen last time? Dems/Podesta hacked mails released just b4 election and fake messages mixed in w real ones?
I didn’t fact check this (this is me fact checking this) but the person who posted it is someone I would expect to have their facts straight
Pretty different tune from the narrative over the past ~month
There do seem to be some very notable differences, though, e.g. the % of undecided voters is much lower now than it was at this point 4 years ago, iirc
Also the amount of people who have already voted is astronomically higher than four years ago, locking in that current 9-10% lead to some extent. Or more relevantly, 4-5% battleground state lead.
Another difference I think is that Dems were complacent last time, whereas I think they’re less complacent and more determined sounding this time.
habib fanny's Quora post on this is informative:
but can he survive it twice?
‘Lock Up the Bidens,’ Trump Says at Georgia Campaign Rally
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump called on Friday night for Joe Biden and his family to be jailed, escalating his attacks on his Democratic opponent over unsupported accusations as he struggles to reverse his deficit in the polls.
“Lock up the Bidens. Lock up Hillary,” Trump declared at a rally in Macon, Georgia, stoking the crowd that chanted “lock him up” in favor of the Democratic candidate’s imprisonment.
“We’ve learned over the last couple of months: Joe Biden is a corrupt politician,” Trump said to his supporters, “and the Biden family is a criminal enterprise.”
Trump frequently demanded that his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, be incarcerated over her use of a private email server as secretary of state. It was believed to be the first time he has ever used that sort of attack against the Bidens.
The FBI declined in 2016 to recommend charges against Clinton for sending a small number of classified emails through a private server at her New York home.
Trailing behind Biden in most opinion polls with the election less than three weeks away, Trump has zeroed in on a New York Post report from earlier this week that highlights documents purporting to show the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son Hunter in Ukraine and China.
The Post article, citing unverified emails from a laptop abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop, alleged that Hunter Biden introduced a Ukrainian businessman to his father, who has said he’s never talked with his son about his international business dealings. The emails provided no proof of a meeting. The businessman, according to the article, thanked Hunter Biden for “the opportunity to meet your father.”
The Biden campaign said his calendars turned up no record that the former vice president ever met with the businessman.
The laptop’s hard drive was given to Trump ally Steve Bannon, who gave it to Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello. Giuliani, the former New York mayor and Trump’s lawyer, gave it to the Post.
“I have no response. Another smear campaign,” Biden said Friday when asked about the reports.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that Trump was warned last year that Giuliani had become the target of Russian intelligence for an influence operation. Giuliani’s efforts to obtain disparaging information about the Bidens from Ukrainian officials contributed to Trump’s impeachment in the House of Representatives.
Biden and Trump are scheduled to meet for a presidential debate in Nashville next Thursday, their final encounter of the 2020 campaign.
During the rally, Trump raised the possibility of a loss to Biden, though making light of it.
“I shouldn’t joke because you know what, running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me,” he said. “Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life, what am I going to do, I’m going to say, I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics. I’m not going to feel so good. Maybe I’ll have to leave the country, I don’t know.”
well, there is some good chance that all Trump is doing right now is killing his supporters
worth clicking, esp. if u enjoyed the cardi b coronavirus remix
That subreddit thag syncs up music with stuff must be blasting huge loads over that video
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