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I've been meaning to post these for awhile, with some of my own comments, but things in and around my life have been bad, very bad, worse, and potentially getting more worse, so I haven't had the time nor the mental space. But I have to get this out there.
Donald Trump’s Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders Yes, it's long, but it's so worth reading, because people really need to know who Trump really is and what he is really like, and this is a very, very good representation.
How Donald Trump Ditched U.S. Steel Workers in Favor of China Trump really does have quite a history of screwing over workers, too.
In 2007, Trump was forced to face his own falsehoods. And he did, 30 times.
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I just remembered this gem: Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All: “The Art of the Deal” made America see Trump as a charmer with an unfailing knack for business. Tony Schwartz helped create that myth—and regrets it. [/edit]
Trump Has 75 Ongoing Legal Battles -- Which Media Are Ignoring During Their Breathless FBI Letter Coverage
This is truly frightening! But this is exactly what we should all expect from him!
Trump's kitchen Cabinet: The nominee leans on like-minded CEOs, many of whom he's known for years. CEOs of big industry companies, including ones in oil and possibly coal? Please, America, wake up and realize how much more elitist and corrupt and tied to big business interests Trump is than Clinton could ever possibly be. (That's another problem: y'all think you know Clinton, but the fact is, few people of the general public really know what she's actually done and accomplished and how she operates. Because they're too lazy to find out, and too willing to just follow the childish sensationalism.)
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I know a lot of people are in denial about Trump's relationship with Russia, but, there is something there, and it's extremely frightening. Why Vladimir Putin’s Russia Is Backing Donald Trump Again, I know it's long, but worth the read. [/edit]
I cannot possibly recommend a better podcast right now. This has been so full of useful information I probably would never have come across anywhere else. Slate's Trumpcast A few episodes are with authors who've either written for Trump – because he didn't actually write any of the books that bear his name, nor has he even read them! – or about him, and they are very revealing because those authors got to spend a lot of time with Trump, getting to know him very, very well. I wish I had the time right now to link to them specifically, but circumstances just aren't permitting right now.
Equally, I wish I could post some articles on Clinton. I doubt I'll have time tomorrow, but perhaps there's a slim chance. The only reason I'm able to slap this up at the moment is that I already had the list of links on hand, because I was planning on sending them to someone. I just haven't had the chance to compile a list on Clinton, which I'd hoped to do for that same person.
Actually, this podcast has been equally great and informative: Slate's Political Gabfest
Okay. I'm exhausted. Mental mess.
Here's at least one brief piece on the Clinton Foundation that I just now happened across. It's not much, but if you really listen to what Clinton says about the supposed appearance of "pay to play", and if you take a step back and an honest look at how organizations such as charities operate and behave, it's not only normal, it's perfectly legitimate and perfectly fine. The accusations (by Trump and others who oppose her) of "pay to play" are hot air; and they are playing off of the public's lack of knowledge and background information on these sorts of things in order to disinform you. Trump and his ilk do it constantly: they're counting on people's ignorance in order to take advantage of them and manipulate them by using their ignorance to make them believe things that are false, or deliberate misunderstandings, or disinformation, or just plain don't even make any sense because they just fail to refer to reality in any meaningful way. Anyway, I'm putting too much into this right now, so here it is:
Despite Trump's Claims, Evidence From FBI's Clinton Foundation Probe 'Not Impressive,' Sources Say