Message from discussion Stephen Colbert's challenge to Donald Trump
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From: "Adam H. Kerman" <a...@chinet.com>
Subject: Re: Stephen Colbert's challenge to Donald Trump
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BTR1701 <atro...@mac.com> wrote:
>In article <k6hb08$t4...@news.albasani.net>,
> "Adam H. Kerman" <a...@chinet.com> wrote:
>> BTR1701 <atro...@mac.com> wrote:
>> >"Dano" <janeandd...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> >>"Ashton Crusher" wrote:
>> >>It doesn't take teh college records, it just takes Trump giving them
>> >>the check. If Trump REALLY cared about the "charity" he'd be giving
>> >>the money regardless of whether any records were released. Lets see
>> >>if he does give the money away. It's all Donald's choice, not O'bs
>> >>Exactly. Doesn't matter WHERE the money goes.
>> >Tell that to the kids at St. Jude's. I bet it matters to them.
>> Can you identify specific kids that are gonna die? Cool.
>Sure I can. Every kid is gonna die. As will you and every other person
>on earth, genius.
>> >>It's essentially still extortion.
>> >No, it's not. It's making an offer to *spend* money. Extortion is when
>> >you make a demand *for* money.
>> >Extortion would be if Trump already *had* the records, knew there was
>> >something damaging in them, and was asking Obama for $5 mil to keep them
>> Uh, that's blackmail.
>It's also extortion. Extortion is the legal term, blackmail the general
I find both terms in my state's statutes.
I usually think of the difference as extortion is an attempt to force an
action be taken, and blackmail as cash payoff.