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If one assumes Putin sanctioned the apparent hack, did he do it for personal or National benefit? Or did Team Clinton just seem like a worse prospect?

Jan 9, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

A $500 billion deal between Exxon and Russia was blocked by Obama's sanctions. Hilary Clinton would probably have continued the sanctions.

If Trump and his ex-Exxon Secretary of State stop the sanctions Putin stands to gain half a trillion dollars. Worth a little hacking?

Jan 9, 2017 at 11:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterEntropic man

@stewgreen, Jan 8, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Russia may or may not have hacked US political email addresses.
But right now RussiaToday are doing a rebuttal of the 25 page report and started by showing it contains enough date and name errors to look like it was written by interns.


Video: RT.America.CIA.Report.On.Russian.Hacking.Presidential.Election.January.06.2017

"Intelligence report on Russian hacking focuses instead on RT reporting"

The US intelligence community has declassified its report concerning the supposed 2016 “election hack.”

The highly anticipated report was released ahead of time and contained 12 pages devoted to RT and its coverage of the election. The report cites multiple corroborating - but unnamed - sources noted for their expertise in “Russian behavior,” but presents no hard evidence.

RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky joins RT’s Manila Chan to bring us the details.

Interesting. Another nail in Obama's coffin?

Jan 9, 2017 at 9:53 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Martin Lewis show 8:14pm
"1 in 4 solar panel packages fitted wrongly with meter running backwards"
People think they gaining fantastic credit when they are not.

"unexpected electricity bills retrospectively once their supplier finds out that their meter is going backwards."
Which Mag
...mse forum

Jan 9, 2017 at 8:47 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

With you Gwendolyn I lose no sleep. With you I have come to realize we disagree upon many things (cabbages and Kings?) but there is no rancor. We can even find humour in our differences. Long may it remain.

Jan 9, 2017 at 6:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

My only intention was to inform gC that I disagreed with him (which he may or may not have appreciated) .

Jan 9, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Supertrol

I did appreciate it! There is no need for either of us to lose any sleep over a disagreement!

Jan 9, 2017 at 5:15 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

We fired the tailors and didn't pay them after we received a note saying
"Here's proof that the Emperor's new suit is a scam
... Signed the small boy"
You say "Ah the proof is good, but Putin gave the small boy the info"

What would I do ? Pay the tailors and get them to continue the job ?

Jan 9, 2017 at 4:57 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Jan 9, 2017 at 2:52 PM | Supertroll

I think Republican E Mails might have had more expletives!

The majority of the Media were, and remain anti-Trump. The Media decided the rules, so Trump changed the game, and Tweeted instead. The Media then reported exactly what he had said. Whether they were always his words, as opposed to an aide, I don't know. By being deliberately blunt and confrontational, he generated the Air-Time with minmal effort, and gained support from some of the scorn poured onto him.

The Democrats now have to drain their own swamp. Republicans thought they would have to purge theirs, but victory has given many the incentive to enjoy the ride.

Dirty tricks have always been a feature of politics. The Democrats were caught at it, before it was too late for Americans to express an opinion.

I remain happy with the result, even ignoring Climate Science.

If one assumes Putin sanctioned the apparent hack, did he do it for personal or National benefit? Or did Team Clinton just seem like a worse prospect?

Jan 9, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Rhoda. You may discuss it here to your heart's content, I am perhaps only stimulating discussion. But I am refusing to annoy the readership here with my take. This was clearly the desire of many here, including your good self I do believe. My only intention was to inform gC that I disagreed with him (which he may or may not have appreciated) .

Jan 9, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

@Tomo
If I'd bought a VW it would have pretty much performed as adverised.
+ no one expects lab mpg on the road

Except that the gov might say that say twice as much particulates emitted as advertised, but since the particulate levels in the UK are still 1000 times less than Delhi or Beijing the number of extra life days lost is pretty tiny. But gov could still sue for those

The only direct loss to me might be in second hand value.
Id not want to see money go to lawyers.

Jan 9, 2017 at 4:51 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

You cannot ask a question and simultaneously shut down discussion.

Had the RNC emails been published you would have seen an attempt to deny a candidate just as with Bernie from the DNC. Except the victim of the fix would have been Trump. Ther RNC was not working for Trump. The hypothetical dirty tricks would have been against him. Any media collusion would have been limited to Fox and the WSJ. But the RNC emails were not published. The entire question is the merest whataboutery.

Jan 9, 2017 at 3:29 PM | Unregistered Commenterrhoda

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