Quote from: The Minsky Moment on August 10, 2022, 09:44:50 AMDavid Petraeus kept a kind of diary that included his daily schedules and notes he took at meetings; some of the information was classified, some was not. When he resigned his government post, he returned classified docs in his possession but held on to notebooks. For that act he pled guilty to mishandling classified information and received 2 years probation.
The potential allegations against Trump are far more serious than that. And they are much more serious than those against HRC. Clinton was heavily investigated and charges were not brought because (among many other things) there was no evidence that she intended to mishandle classified docs (intent being a required element of the crime). Clinton's fault was using personal email services, a fault which reports indicate was widely engaged in by much of the Trump White House, including Trump himself. That's unfortunate, but it is categorically different from deliberately packing boxes of official state documents in trucks and stealing them. That is straight up gangsterism.
Even if none of the docs were classified - or if Trump could make up a claim that he instantaneously declassified them in the hours before Biden's inauguration, the deliberate removal, conveyance, concealment or destruction of official public records is a felony. Unless I am missing something, there is a clear and un-rebuttable violation here, with the only possible defense being a constitutional one seeking reversal of Nixon v. GSA.
Quote from: Berkut on August 06, 2022, 04:30:38 PMIt was first marketed as a Matthew McConaughey movie.Quote from: crazy canuck on August 03, 2022, 03:21:30 PMSaw, The Gentleman (Netflix) on my son's recommendation - and loved it. A lot of great dark humour. Pacing is great.Just watched this last night, I am sure I would not have other then you mentioning it. It was quite good. How had this never even pinged my radar?
High Grant is fantastic and Colin Farrell steals the show.
Quote from: celedhring on August 10, 2022, 09:23:25 AMI love all the clips from Russians saying they are so sad about what's happening, like it's some sort of natural disaster they couldn't do anything about.
Quote from: OttoVonBismarck on August 10, 2022, 09:06:25 AMRight but I think you're reading the tea leaves wrong. I don't think working class voters care about redistributive projects as much as they cared about a sense that the government was going to make sure they had a job, through control of national industries and essentially guaranteed positions. I think a lefty politician, with a fancy education, probably read that as broad support for socialism. The workers were likely much more concerned with the meat and potato issue of their job and their livelihood.
Most people who care about the Marxist parts of socialism are the highly educated, and the wealthy (who generally oppose it as a class), the proletariats generally care about the kitchen table issues. Labour has frankly remained decently leftist, albeit not as leftist as it once was, but it seems fairly separated from many of the expressed concerns of its historical working class base--and prone to dismissing them entirely when they conflict with how the educated elite who run the party want things to be.