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[–] Vindicator [S] 2 points 51 points (+53|-2) ago  (edited ago)

My hair stood on end when I read that. Tillerson is already one of the most powerful men in the world, well acquainted with the evils of backward Middle-Eastern societies and how to get an edge to deal effectively with them. Yet here he is pulling a jury together to convict a pedophile. And Trump picks this guy. This is the most exciting development I've seen yet.

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[–] ProbablyHoly 1 points 24 points (+25|-1) ago 

I think it's a great development. It really made me sit up straight when I heard Trump mentioning Hillary "taking a number of them" in reference to Haitian villages. I thought it was a well executed move, in line with his highlighting of Wikileaks within the same speech.

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[–] Vindicator [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Agree! His whole handling of that crowd was remarkable. He was very passed about something that is for sure.

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[–] pizzahthrowaway 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Upvotes for great posts.

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[–] Vindicator [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thanks! They're really hard to come by around here.

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[–] SpikyAube 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

That doesn't mean he's not one of them. They manage to get people accused and convicted as paedophiles when they become a threat or know too much. If anything, I think this story makes him suspect - who was the guy being put away? It would bet interesting to know.

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[–] AllianceFan 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's my fear too, it seems that a lot of the organisations involved in this are designed to do the opposite, I rule nothing out at this stage.

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[–] SydBarrett 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm glad someone thought of this too. Being skeptical of everything is healthy. I know jury duty is a random selection process, but the justice system is corrupt on many levels, and a powerful, charismatic, persuasive oil CEO being selected could have been intentional. Maybe there were a few other paid-off but silent agents along with him to pad the desired vote and steer the collective opinion. It would be pretty easy to convict someone that's innocent if you have control over the jury, especially in the domestic "he-said she-said" cases with little evidence.