Facebook Billionnaire Commits $20M to Beat Trump

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    Sep 09, 2016 1:33 PM GMT
    Dustin Moskovitz, a Facebook co-founder worth $10B, is donating $20 million to Democrats in a very consequential move to defeat Trump. He explains his recent action as follows: "This decision was not easy, particularly because we have reservations about anyone using large amounts of money to influence elections. . . . We hope these efforts make it a little more likely that Secretary Clinton is able to pursue the agenda she's outlined, and serve as a signal to the Republican Party that by running this kind of campaign — one built on fear and hostility — and supporting this kind of candidate, they compel people to act in response."

    In other words, Moskovitz is making this contribution because he's wholly repulsed by the idea of a Trump presidency, so he's doing what responsible American citizens are doing now: helping Pres. Hillary Clinton win the election.

    See http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/09/politics/facebook-cofounder-gift-democrats/index.html.



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    Sep 09, 2016 2:24 PM GMT
    Moskovitz joins a list of prominent business people who have come out against Trump, some also billionaires, many additionally declaring support for Hillary. Plus Republicans are part of that stampede, most notably elected ones. Nothing comparable happening on the Clinton side.

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    Sep 09, 2016 3:42 PM GMT
    There goes Hillary again relying on big money.
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    Sep 09, 2016 3:44 PM GMT
    Because the $500 million already spent on bringing down Trump has been so enormously effective icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 09, 2016 7:25 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidBecause the $500 million already spent on bringing down Trump has been so enormously effective icon_rolleyes.gif


    And what does that say about the people who continue to support Trump? I travel all over the world for work, and I kid you not, virtually everyone with whom I've met or interacted has told me he/she is befuddled by Trump's supporters.
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    Sep 09, 2016 9:06 PM GMT
    Most of the world was pretty "befuddled" about Brexit too. The UK seems to be surviving just fine. Why should we care what people overseas thinks about our election?
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    Sep 09, 2016 10:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMost of the world was pretty "befuddled" about Brexit too. The UK seems to be surviving just fine. Why should we care what people overseas thinks about our election?


    I had an uncle twice removed who was a government official with a developing country's Customs Bureau all his life. He was in-charge of incoming international commercial freights. The last time I saw him he had a mega-mansion in that country's business district, a flat on Park Avenue in NYC, a flat in Chelsea (London), and numerous other off-shore investments. In other words, he became extremely wealthy from bribery and under-the-table cash transactions. I once asked my Dad, a person of highest integrity, why he tried so hard to avoid being associated with my uncle (now deceased). His answer was, "People will judge you based on the company you keep." That, my friend, is the reason why we should care about what people outside our borders think about our election.
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    Sep 10, 2016 5:02 AM GMT
    "People will judge you based on the company you keep.":

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    Sep 10, 2016 5:15 PM GMT
    God_Said said
    Art_Deco saidMoskovitz joins a list of prominent business people who have come out against Trump, some also billionaires, many additionally declaring support for Hillary. Plus Republicans are part of that stampede, most notably elected ones. Nothing comparable happening on the Clinton side.

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    Cough, cough, cough, cough.
    There goes Fart Deco living in his fantasyland of a Hillary victory in November. He obviously hasn't figured out that it is most of the crooked, entrenched, political figures that are abandoning Trump because of his powerful anti establishment platform in which they see as a grave threat to their beloved status quo. The hapless Hillary ho is a crooked, entrenched establishment figure so obviously all the entrenched career politicians are going to support her which is all the more reason to vote against this crooked, power hungry, incompetent whore in November. Fart Deco is going to be a treasonous traitor to this great country by voting for the Wicked Witch of Wall Street in November, he should be ashamed of himself.
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    Sep 10, 2016 6:03 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMost of the world was pretty "befuddled" about Brexit too. The UK seems to be surviving just fine. Why should we care what people overseas thinks about our election?


    Surviving, yes - and still in the EU. We are no closer to Brexit than we were two and a half months ago. Our new Prime Minister, Theresa May (a "remain" supporter) wasn't stupid when she appointed three prominent Brexiteers to head the government departments which have been given the task of taking us out of the EU. None of them has given us any sort of clear idea about how Britain will proceed toward the Brexit process. When the Brexit fantasy goes belly up and delivers nothing, other than years of tortuous negotiations, guess who will be taking the blame? "Befuddled" definitely sums up the situation. Meanwhile, life goes on, just as it will in the unlikely event of a Trump presidency.
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    Sep 10, 2016 8:06 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidMost of the world was pretty "befuddled" about Brexit too. The UK seems to be surviving just fine. Why should we care what people overseas thinks about our election?


    Surviving, yes - and still in the EU. We are no closer to Brexit than we were two and a half months ago. Our new Prime Minister, Theresa May (a "remain" supporter) wasn't stupid when she appointed three prominent Brexiteers to head the government departments which have been given the task of taking us out of the EU. None of them has given us any sort of clear idea about how Britain will proceed toward the Brexit process. When the Brexit fantasy goes belly up and delivers nothing, other than years of tortuous negotiations, guess who will be taking the blame? "Befuddled" definitely sums up the situation. Meanwhile, life goes on, just as it will in the unlikely event of a Trump presidency.


    If there's anyone on here who has the credibility to speak about Brexit and its monumental consequences , it's you. Thanks for the update.
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    Sep 10, 2016 10:32 PM GMT
    God_Said said
    Britain's economy Booming, figures show biggest jump in manufacturing for 25 years. Yes the economy is booming following the vote to leave the EU. MAYBE WE WILL SEE THE great, in Britten again.

    The word is spelled Britain, you dolt. And you're supposed to be a member of the Commonwealth? HM the Queen your Sovereign, as you love to tell us. And don't even know how to spell Britain. icon_rolleyes.gif

    And BTW, it might more correctly be stated as the United Kingdom (UK). But that distinction confuses even me. I'll hafta defer to Ex_Mil8 on this, who knows more about Brit things than I ever will. And even more about the US than half the Americans on this site.
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    Sep 11, 2016 5:30 AM GMT
    DOMINUS said
    virtually everyone with whom I've met or interacted has told me he/she is befuddled by Trump's supporters.

    If this thread is any indication, "one" out of 3 Trump supporters is likely clinically insane, another confuses road rage for rational thought, and another likely isn't a Hillary fan and figures any port in a storm.
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    Sep 11, 2016 6:03 AM GMT
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    Sep 11, 2016 8:24 AM GMT
    mwolverine said
    If this thread is any indication, "one" out of 3 Trump supporters is likely clinically insane, another confuses road rage for rational thought, and another likely isn't a Hillary fan and figures any port in a storm.


    Not to mention the cowards - those RJ conservatives who ran away and have returned as Trump troll sock puppets. If RJ is anything to go by, Clinton's "half" estimate is a little on the low side.
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    Sep 11, 2016 1:26 PM GMT
    How could HRC---and for that matter anyone with an IQ above 25---not think that MANY of Trump's supporters are "deplorable." These people squarely fit into the dictionary definition of the word "deplorable," i.e., "disgraceful, shameful, dishonorable, unworthy, inexcusable, unpardonable, unforgivable." Consider one or more of the following characteristics of a Trump supporter:

    o Racist - CHECK
    o Misogynist - CHECK
    o Nativist - CHECK
    o Wife beater - CHECK
    o Plagiarist - CHECK
    o Putin-lover - CHECK
    o KKK-lover/member - CHECK
    o Conspiracy theorist - CHECK
    o Liar - CHECK
    o Sociaopath/psychopath - CHECK
    o Two-faced - CHECK
    o Thief - CHECK
    o Breitbart-supporter - CHECK
    o Viktor Yanukovich lover - CHECK
    o Hacker - CHECK
    o Muslim hater - CHECK
    o Religion bigot - CHECK
    o Illusionist/fictionist - CHECK
    o Birtherist - CHECK
    o Jew hater - CHECK
    o Black hater - CHECK
    o Latino/Mexican hater - CHECK
    o LGBT hater - CHECK
    o Planned Parenthood destroyer - CHECK
    o Abortion clinic bomber - CHECK
    o Draft-dodger - CHECK
    o Military hero defamer - CHECK
    o 911 tragedy opportunist - CHECK
    o Gold Star family attacker - CHECK

    I suppose could go on and on, but what's the use---the weight of evidence is overwhelming.
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    Sep 11, 2016 2:32 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidDustin Moskovitz, a Facebook co-founder worth $10B, is donating $20 million to Democrats in a very consequential move to defeat Trump. He explains his recent action as follows: "This decision was not easy, particularly because we have reservations about anyone using large amounts of money to influence elections. . . . We hope these efforts make it a little more likely that Secretary Clinton is able to pursue the agenda she's outlined, and serve as a signal to the Republican Party that by running this kind of campaign — one built on fear and hostility — and supporting this kind of candidate, they compel people to act in response."

    In other words, Moskovitz is making this contribution because he's wholly repulsed by the idea of a Trump presidency, so he's doing what responsible American citizens are doing now: helping Pres. Hillary Clinton win the election.

    See http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/09/politics/facebook-cofounder-gift-democrats/index.html.

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