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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain.Heroin View Post
    They could just abolish the public police force, privatize it,

    ....thats all we need. corporate financial incentives to police citizens. I'm sure the drug using community and minorities would flourish under such conditions.
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    Crystal methamphetamine as far as the eye can see. Machinated world. No jobs. Wealth horded away into the armpits of the world. Climate change permanent and we all will begin to drop like flies.

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    Privatized police is a terrible idea, same as privatized prisons.
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    I'd assume it would be closely linked - privatized police sending people to privatized prisons.

    Call me an insane hippy, but policy shouldn't be tied to profit.
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    Back to getting canned by Trump, who's next?

    Candidates include the following people:


    • Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen


    • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke


    • Defense Secretary James Mattis


    • White House chief of staff John Kelly


    Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...973692?cid=apn

    Maybe Zinke? Optics, the hurdles of Senate confirmation, and the fact that not a lot of folks want to work for him , will prevent some firings...or expedite them. Who knows?
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    An opinion piece from the editorial board in the WSJ on Jeff Sessions’ Successor

    Before the ink dried Wednesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation letter, Washington was consumed with one question: Will his successor fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

    Let us first note that Mr. Sessions deserved better than the public humiliations dealt by President Trump. As a Senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions was the first Washington figure of any stature to embrace Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Mr. Trump wants loyalty up but not down.

    Mr. Trump never forgave Mr. Sessions for recusing himself from supervising Mr. Mueller’s Russia collusion probe, though Mr. Trump forced the AG’s hand by threatening James Comey after firing him as FBI director. Mr. Trump does have a point that Mr. Sessions’ recusal compromised his leadership of the department and made it harder to exert supervision over the FBI.

    Mr. Sessions’ temporary successor will be the AG’s chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, who presumably will hold the job until a successor is nominated. It is important that the White House get this one right.

    The Attorney General shouldn’t fire Mr. Mueller, as the President essentially said himself at his Wednesday news conference. Mr. Trump needs an individual of stature and judgment who will have the trust of the department’s lawyers, who is capable of independence, but who also understands that the Justice Department is part of the executive branch and not a law unto itself
    My take is that the WSJ editorial board definitely doesn't like Whitaker or doesn't think he'll last. Or both.
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    I'm guessing Mattis or Kelly is next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cduggles View Post
    My take is that the WSJ editorial board definitely doesn't like Whitaker or doesn't think he'll last. Or both.
    I think a lot of people don't like Whitaker, and for good reason.

    The only reason he appears to have been appointed temporary AG is because he was high ranking, familiar with the investigation, and Trump considered him a possible lap dog.
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