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    [–] The White House will get the Mueller report before the public does in case it wants to make redactions, Barr says aabbccbb 1 points ago in worldnews

    OP's own source says that Nixon was the first one to use it to protect him from an investigation.

    It's exactly what I expected.

    Obama and the Fast and Furious program pops to mind. It took for years and a court ruling to get the documents.

    Which were unrelated to the investigation as he already said and which in no way implicated him in the program, which was acted upon by an office in Phoenix without authorization.

    Again: not really even in the same universe as what we're dealing with right now, is it?

    [–] The White House will get the Mueller report before the public does in case it wants to make redactions, Barr says aabbccbb 1 points ago in worldnews

    Washington and his cabinet agreed that a President had the right to refuse to these requests in the name of national security.

    So we can't see Trump's misdeeds based on national security?

    How 'ya figure?

    Also, did you note that Washington went ahead and released the documents anyway?...

    Also, I really like this bit:

    While the previous two presidents helped to define executive privilege, President Nixon was the one who really brought it to the forefront of American politics.

    It goes on:

    Executive privilege had always been nominally used in defense of the public interest, but Nixon attempted to use it to protect himself and other advisors during the Watergate investigation.

    So your own source says that Nixon was the first President to use it to protect himself from an investigation.

    Fitting.

    [–] The White House will get the Mueller report before the public does in case it wants to make redactions, Barr says aabbccbb 1 points ago in worldnews

    Executive privilege in reports has been used by almost every president it’s very normal.

    On reports relating to their own misdeeds?

    You got a source for that claim?

    [–] The White House will get the Mueller report before the public does in case it wants to make redactions, Barr says aabbccbb 1 points ago in worldnews

    False. He said that

    he will not allow Trump's lawyers to review and edit the special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference before it's released to Congress or the public

    It's pretty clear that redactions are edits. It's pretty clear that he's letting them do that before it goes to Congress and the public. It's pretty clear he was Trump's choice for AG for exactly this purpose.

    [–] Mueller report summary delivered to Congress aabbccbb 1 points ago in worldnews

    But also remember that Iran-Contra Barr's summary =/= Mueller's report.

    [–] Two guys talking some shit, condescending belly rub leads to knockout. Door handle technique. aabbccbb 1 points ago in StreetFights

    I’m sure this is a direct reflection of your real life.

    Nah. I don't ever deal with you morons in my real life. Y'all are privileged to have someone sane who's actually willing to talk to you for a bit.

    [–] Two guys talking some shit, condescending belly rub leads to knockout. Door handle technique. aabbccbb 0 points ago in StreetFights

    Cool, thanks for chiming in.

    In case you hadn't noticed, IDGAF about what you guys think of me. I literally said as much in the comment you replied to, lol.

    [–] Been riding a mid 90s mountain bike with road tires and finally bought something new. The snow is finally melting and can’t wait. aabbccbb 3 points ago in bikecommuting

    I rode a steel-frame mountain bike with high-psi slicks for a number of years before moving to a full-on road bike.

    The road bike is more nimble and accelerates a lot faster, but I find the old steel girl plugs along just as well when you're already at cruising speed. :)

    [–] Hate crimes have risen 226% in areas where Trump held rallies aabbccbb 2 points ago in politics

    Trump doesn't owe any particular allegiance to white supremacy as an ideal

    And yet, they all love him.

    And I mean, it's not like he says horribly racist stuff all the time...

    [–] Hate crimes have risen 226% in areas where Trump held rallies aabbccbb 2 points ago in politics

    The 226% increase is in comparison to counties that did not have a Trump rally.

    [–] Hate crimes have risen 226% in areas where Trump held rallies aabbccbb 2 points ago in politics

    Not quite. It's 17% for the year of 2016. The observed effect for his rallies was for the following few months, and was specifically in comparison to counties that did not have a Trump rally.

    It's a 226% increase over baseline.

    [–] Hate crimes have risen 226% in areas where Trump held rallies aabbccbb 7 points ago in politics

    I'm just going to quote from the original article if you don't mind.

    Suggestions that this effect can be explained through a plethora of faux hate crimes are at best unrealistic. In fact, this charge is frequently used as a political tool to dismiss concerns about hate crimes. Research shows it is far more likely that hate crime statistics are considerably lower because of underreporting.

    Additionally, it is hard to discount a “Trump effect” when a considerable number of these reported hate crimes reference Trump.

    You'll notice they have links for each of those claims, if you bother to do a bit of reading.

    You'll also notice that these findings are corroborated from other sources:

    What’s more, according to the FBI’s Universal Crime report in 2017, reported hate crimes increased 17 percent over 2016.

    Recent research also shows that reading or hearing Trump’s statements of bias against particular groups makes people more likely to write offensive things about the groups he targets.

    There's actually quite a bit of research showing the wonderful effect that Trump has on people.

    He's hateful in so many ways. The people who love him seem to love that about him.

    [–] Hate crimes have risen 226% in areas where Trump held rallies aabbccbb 5 points ago in politics

    Right. But even so, if you have a 17% increase across states, that still says a lot.

    [–] Hate crimes increased 226% in places Trump held a campaign rally in 2016, study claims aabbccbb 2 points ago in politics

    Except he completely misunderstood the study's methods and findings, and then cherry-picked Mississippi as his comparison, which has the lowest rate of hate crimes in the country because they don't have explicit hate crime laws.

    Aside from all that, his math is also off.

    But if you ignore all that and already agree with him, then yeah, he did great.

    [–] Hate crimes increased 226% in places Trump held a campaign rally in 2016, study claims aabbccbb 11 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in politics

    Vermont has 34,000% more hate crimes per capita than Mississippi

    Okay, there are some serious problems here.

    First, you think that Mississippi only had one hate crime in all of 2017?

    lol. Yeah. I bet.

    It surely has nothing to do with reporting or anything.

    Edited to say I found this little nugget: Mississippi does not have a hate crimes law. Do you think that might have anything to do with the fact that they also have the lowest reported hate crime rate in the entire country?...

    Second, you're reporting "per capita," but you didn't take that into account.

    Also, reporting it as a percent makes no sense.

    Instead, you'd normally say that Vermont has 3,085 times more hate crimes per capita than Mississippi (1/682,046 compared to 34/623,657).

    However, ignoring your bad math and your ignoring the reporting issue, you're also ignoring the fact that this study is based on county-level data and specifically after a Trump rally.

    Did you notice that in many of the hate crime cases, Trump was mentioned by the perpetrator?

    But that doesn't fit the narrative, does it?

    You also seem to be under the presumption that if a candidate wins a state, everyone there supports the candidate. I'm not sure that's how reality works.

    TL;DR: Nice try.

    [–] Zdeno Chara extension is for 1 year and is $2 million base salary and up to $1.75 million in performance bonuses aabbccbb 43 points ago in hockey

    Chara absolutely has earned the right to keep playing, he still plays elite defensive hockey.

    No shit, haha. We'll gladly take him off your hands for 3.75 a year. :D

    [–] Zdeno Chara extension is for 1 year and is $2 million base salary and up to $1.75 million in performance bonuses aabbccbb 2 points ago in hockey

    he's definitely lost a step this year.

    We'll take him off your hands if you want...

    Like, even if he's slower, he still has the wingspan of a small plane once you add in his stick.

    You've got to skate a long way to get around all that, haha.

    [–] Level building foundations aabbccbb 2 points ago in gifs

    I used to do rough framing.

    Pretty much all lumber that length has some "banana" or twist in it, no matter how slight.

    The only way to get it that flat is to plane it in-place. You put the banana's spine up as always, then slap a chalkline along the side at the top and plane the high parts down to that line.

    It's the only way I can see them getting it this flat.

    [–] Why.... whyyyyy aabbccbb 14 points ago in iamatotalpieceofshit

    Shiiit. A lot of knives have the shank touching skin. He got lucky for sure!