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Hey, Chief Spreading Bull, you are such a fkn anti white racist. I am looking forward to the MAGA victory coming up in the midterm elections in November. Vengeance will be our reward. Long live MAGA. Yahoo MAGA. :D
Considering that the Democrats are positive on cheating, I am not as convinced as a lot of the GOP that a win is in the bag for Republicans come November. Really! They may well get a shock! Hope there's cameras everywhere .....

I am willing to bet that the Democrats will do everything in their power to "win" like they did in 2020 - with the mail-in ballots, the "harvesting" (which is illegal in most states) but is encouraged. I use the word "win" because it seems that to use the word "cheat" is "misinformation". That's laughable!

2000 Mules - the film is quite compelling.

There is corruption in the voting system (that's a fact) and until that's corrected, everything is to be questioned. The first step is to clean up the voter rolls but that won't happen. Why? Because those who have died have left their votes to those who would use them for their advantage.

In Canada, we "register" (for lack of a better word) on our tax return each year. Each return specifically asks if one is a Canadian Citizen and if the information can be provided to Elections Canada. Now one could lie & say they're a citizen when they're not but I would think that Elections Canada would easily verify with Immigration what their status is right?

Then when one completes a tax return for a deceased individual, that should arbitrarily delete them from the voter rolls. How efficient this is, I don't know but I would hope it's better than what they have in the U.S.

Tech can likely enlighten us of this ... right Tech?
 

taxme

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Considering that the Democrats are positive on cheating, I am not as convinced as a lot of the GOP that a win is in the bag for Republicans come November. Really! They may well get a shock! Hope there's cameras everywhere .....

I am willing to bet that the Democrats will do everything in their power to "win" like they did in 2020 - with the mail-in ballots, the "harvesting" (which is illegal in most states) but is encouraged. I use the word "win" because it seems that to use the word "cheat" is "misinformation". That's laughable!

2000 Mules - the film is quite compelling.

There is corruption in the voting system (that's a fact) and until that's corrected, everything is to be questioned. The first step is to clean up the voter rolls but that won't happen. Why? Because those who have died have left their votes to those who would use them for their advantage.

In Canada, we "register" (for lack of a better word) on our tax return each year. Each return specifically asks if one is a Canadian Citizen and if the information can be provided to Elections Canada. Now one could lie & say they're a citizen when they're not but I would think that Elections Canada would easily verify with Immigration what their status is right?

Then when one completes a tax return for a deceased individual, that should arbitrarily delete them from the voter rolls. How efficient this is, I don't know but I would hope it's better than what they have in the U.S.

Tech can likely enlighten us of this ... right Tech?

The dumbocrats won the last American election because they cheated big time. Even Joe BiDumb said that the democrats have the best cheating fraud machine going. Trump should have stayed as the President in 2020 and not good old cheating senile Joe.

I still believe that in the last Canadian election, dictator Turdeau rigged the election. Everybody that I spoke to, all pretty much said that they hated the dictator. But yet he got his PM job back. There should be no way that this buffoon got his old job back. Just my opinion.
 

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Conspiracy theorists are guna lose it

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He would never have been allowed to come up with an invention like that. If he did the establishment would make him an offer that he could not refuse. Take the buyout for your invention or else. There is no freaking way that the establishment would allow this invention to become a reality and go ahead. :(
 

taxme

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I can tell you, but since you'll reject anything I say that doesn't fit with your conspiracy theories, why bother?

You can lead a Canadian to knowledge, but you can't make him think.

One can take you to the edge of a mountain, and tell you to jump, and you would. LOL.
 

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Buffalo suspect indicted in mass killing, district attorney says
Author of the article:Reuters
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Kanishka Singh and Dan Whitcomb
Publishing date:Jun 01, 2022 • 13 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation

An 18-year-old suspect has been indicted on charges he gunned down 10 Black residents in a Buffalo, New York supermarket, and will make a court appearance on Thursday, the office of the local county’s district attorney said.


The district attorney’s office declined to list the charges in the indictment against Payton Gendron, who was taken into custody following the May 14 shooting rampage.

U.S. media reported that he was charged on 25 counts of murder and domestic terrorism. The New York Times reported that he was charged with first- and second-degree murder as hate crimes and three counts of attempted murder, along with other charges.

The district attorney’s office said Gendron was scheduled to appear in an Erie County courtroom on Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutors said Gendron was targeting Black people when he shot 13 people at a Tops Friendly Market store with a semi-automatic, assault-style rifle.

Authorities said the gunman broadcast video of the attack to a social media platform in real time. He is accused of posting white supremacist material online.


The deadly rampage marked the latest in a series of mass shootings across the United States, many of them carried out by young men using semi-automatic, assault-style weapons.

On May 24, an 18-year-old man opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers.

The shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde have re-ignited a fierce debate between advocates of tighter gun controls and those who oppose any legislation that could compromise the U.S. constitutional right of Americans to bear arms.

U.S. President Joe Biden, has joined fellow Democrats in calling for new gun restrictions, such as a ban on assault-style weapons and universal background checks for firearms purchases.
 

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Suspect in Buffalo mass shooting pleads not guilty to 25 counts
Author of the article:Reuters
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Brendan O'Brien
Publishing date:Jun 02, 2022 • 11 hours ago • 2 minute read • 5 Comments
Buffalo shooting suspect, Payton S. Gendron, appears in court, accused of killing 10 people in a live-streamed supermarket shooting in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y., May 19, 2022.
Buffalo shooting suspect, Payton S. Gendron, appears in court, accused of killing 10 people in a live-streamed supermarket shooting in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y., May 19, 2022. PHOTO BY BRENDAN MCDERMID/FILE PHOTO /REUTERS

The avowed white supremacist accused of a racist attack that killed 10 people at a supermarket in a Black neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to 25 counts in an indictment returned by a grand jury, court documents showed.


The accused shooter, Payton Gendron, appeared in court for an arraignment hearing in front of Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan, who ordered the 18-year-old to be held without bond, local media reported. He is due back in court on July 7.

Gendron was targeting Black people, authorities said, when he drove three hours from his home near Binghamton, New York, and shot 13 people with a semi-automatic, assault-style rifle at a Tops store in Buffalo, killing 10 in the May 14 attack.

People gather at a memorial for the shooting victims outside of Tops grocery store on May 20, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y.
People gather at a memorial for the shooting victims outside of Tops grocery store on May 20, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y. PHOTO BY SPENCER PLATT /Getty Images
A grand jury returned an 25-count indictment on Wednesday. The indictment’s first count – domestic terrorism motivated by hate – accuses Gendron of carrying out the attack “because of the perceived race and/or color of such person or persons” injured and killed. The charge carries a penalty of life imprisonment without parole.


Gendron is the first defendant to face a charge based on New York’s domestic terrorism hate crime law, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said at a briefing after the arraignment. The law was proposed after a mass shooting targeting Mexicans at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, and took effect Nov. 1, 2020.

Gendron also faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 10 counts of second-degree murder, all of them as hate crimes. The grand jury, which decides whether sufficient evidence exists to bring a defendant to trial, also returned three counts of attempted murder as hate crimes and a single count of illegal possession of a weapon.

“When you hear the phrase, throw the book at someone … Well, in this case, right here, the defendant just got War and Peace,” Flynn said, referring to the 1,200-page novel by Leo Tolstoy.


The weapons charge stems from the fact that the shooter modified the rifle to carry a larger magazine, Flynn said.

Gendron’s attorney told Reuters that he is abiding by the court’s gag order and has no comment at this time.

The gunman streamed video of the attack to a social media platform in real time after posting white supremacist material on line showing he had drawn inspiration from previous racially motivated mass killings, authorities have said.

The shooting, along with last week’s school massacre in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead, has reignited a longstanding national debate over U.S. gun laws.
 

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Accused Buffalo supermarket gunman charged with federal hate crimes
Payton Gendron was already facing a mandatory life sentence without parole if convicted on previously filed state charges.

Author of the article:Associated Press
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Carolyn Thompson And Michael R. Sisak
Publishing date:Jun 15, 2022 • 13 hours ago • 4 minute read • Join the conversation

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The white gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes that could potentially carry a death penalty.


The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Payton Gendron coincided with a visit to Buffalo by Attorney General Merrick Garland. He met with the families of the people who were killed and placed a bouquet of white flowers at a memorial outside the Tops Friendly Market, which has been closed since the May 14 attack.

“No one in this country should have to live in fear that they will go to work or shop at a grocery store and will be attacked by someone who hates them because of the color of their skin,” Garland said at a news conference.

Garland, who halted federal executions last year, did not rule out seeking the death penalty against Gendron, 18. He said “families and the survivors will be consulted” as the Justice Department weighs whether to seek capital punishment.


The federal hate crimes case is based partly on documents in which Gendron laid out his radical, racist worldview and extensive preparation for the attack, some of which he posted online and shared with a small group of people shortly before he started shooting.

FBI agents executing a search warrant at Gendron’s home found a note in which he apologized to his family and wrote he “had to commit this attack” because he cares “for the future of the White race,” according to an affidavit filed with the criminal complaint.

Three children of 86-year-old victim Ruth Whitfield said they told Garland at their private meeting that they wanted to make sure he didn’t view the Buffalo shooting “as a singular case.”

“This is a problem throughout America,” said one son, former Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield Jr.


“It doesn’t stop with justice for our mother and the other nine victims. It’s how do we prevent these horrific crimes from happening, from breaking the hearts of other families,” said another son, Raymond Whitfield.

Gendron’s attorney, Brian Parker, declined to comment.

So far, the evidence made public against Gendron suggests he acted alone, but Garland and Deputy FBI Director Paul Abbate said investigators were examining the gunman’s communications with others prior to the shooting.

About 30 minutes before he opened fire, Gendron invited a small group of people to see his plans for the attack, which he then broadcast live on social media. It wasn’t clear if any of the people who accessed Gendron’s diary or saw his livestream did anything to alert authorities.


In his writings, Gendron embraced a baseless conspiracy theory about a plot to diminish white Americans’ power and “replace” them with people of color, through immigration and other means.

The posts detail months of reconnaissance, demographic research and shooting practice for an attack aimed at scaring everyone who isn’t white and Christian into leaving the country.

Gendron drove more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) from his home in a nearly all-white town near the New York-Pennsylvania border to a predominantly Black part of Buffalo. There, authorities say, he fired approximately 60 shots at shoppers and workers with a semiautomatic rifle.

Three wounded people — one Black, two white — survived. Video of the assault showed Gendron momentarily holding his fire to apologize to a white store employee after shooting him in the leg. Gendron surrendered to police as he exited the supermarket.


Gendron wrote racial slurs and statements including, “Here’s your reparations!” on his rife, the affidavit said.

Gendron was already facing a mandatory life sentence without parole if convicted on previously filed state charges. He pleaded not guilty to a domestic terrorism charge, including hate-motivated domestic terrorism and murder.

The federal case is likely to present a quandary for Garland, who has vowed to aggressively prosecute civil rights cases but also instituted a moratorium on federal executions last year after an unprecedented run of capital punishment at the end of the Trump administration.

The moratorium halts the Bureau of Prisons from carrying out any executions as the Justice Department conducts a policy review. But the memo does not prohibit federal prosecutors from seeking the death penalty, a decision that ultimately will fall to Garland.


President Joe Biden has said he opposes the death penalty and his team vowed he would take action to stop its use while in office.

In the aftermath of the Buffalo attack, and another deadly mass shooting committed by an 18-year-old at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, New York lawmakers banned the sale of semiautomatic rifles to anyone under age 21.

The U.S. Senate followed on June 12 with a bipartisan agreement on more modest federal gun curbs and stepped-up efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs.

Garland on Wednesday endorsed changing federal law to raise the age for purchasing some types of rifles.

“The Justice Department agrees with the president that 18-year-olds should not be able to purchase a gun like this,” Garland said.

It wasn’t immediately clear when Gendron would appear in court on the federal charges.

“This process may not be as fast as some would hope, but it will be thorough, it will be fair, it will be comprehensive and it will reflect what is best about our community and about democracy,” said U.S. Attorney Trini Ross, a Buffalo native.

AP reporter Michael Balsamo contributed to this report.
 

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Buffalo man charged for Twitter threat to Black shoppers
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Carolyn Thompson
Publishing date:Aug 04, 2022 • 11 hours ago • 1 minute read • 6 Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Black resident of Buffalo, New York, told investigators he anonymously tweeted out a fake threat to commit mass killings against Black people in his community, days after a real mass shooting, because he wanted to see if racists would cheer him on, according to federal prosecutors.


The U.S. Attorney’s office said Thursday that the suspect, 24, said in a May 16 post that he and “associates” would target Black people at area grocery stores — two days after a white gunman from Conklin, New York, opened fire at a Tops Friendly Market and killed 10 people.

He “stated that the purpose of the post was to see what everyone would say and if anyone would agree with him,” according to an FBI agent’s affidavit supporting the charge.

The suspect was charged with making an interstate threat. His assigned attorney declined to comment.

The affidavit said the suspect told law enforcement that he also created a second account “in an effort to rectify the earlier post.” He replaced “only looking to kill blacks” with “ants, spiders and things of that nature.”


A search of his cellphone revealed a screenshot of a post from the second account claiming not to have meant any harm, the affidavit said.

The suspect made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court and was released. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

Last month, authorities announced the arrest of a Washington state man after police said he made multiple calls to a Tops supermarket in Buffalo in which he referenced shooting and killing Black people. A different Buffalo resident was arrested in May for making similar threatening phone calls to two local business and also referencing the Tops supermarket shooting.