Discussion in 'The Lobby' started by pakalolo, Apr 13, 2014.
Me and friend at work. It worked!
Thank You @cybrguy
This too lives. https://imgur.com/FyKNH
cybrguy Thanks for your help...I think I got it now.
Test post here.
And a test post there. Here a test, there a test, everywhere a test post...
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Just fucking love this shit. This is not your Daddy's Mercury launch...
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How much can you hide under a spoiler? How much text, how much data like images? Is there any limit? Lets try dropping in a news article...
Spoiler: More testing
Washington (CNN)The White House on Tuesday found itself again embroiled in the foibles of a Cabinet secretary -- this time Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, who has come under scrutiny by President Donald Trump's aides for living in a $50-per-night apartment owned by a lobbyist.
Amid questions about his standing in the administration, Trump phoned Pruitt on Monday night and told him to "keep your head up" and "keep fighting," an administration official said.
"We got your back," Trump told Pruitt, according to the official.
White House chief of staff John Kelly followed up with Pruitt on Tuesday morning and reinforced the President's message, the official added.
White House frustrated with EPA's Pruitt for apartment controversy
But the show of solidarity with the embattled environmental chief belied deep concerns within the White House about Pruitt's actions, which ethics experts have said raises questions about conflict of interests in his decisions about approving energy projects and rolling back regulations.
A White House official confirmed that both calls happened, but declined to disclose the content of each conversation, leaving in question how fulsomely the President backed his EPA head.
Trump himself offered only vague backing when questioned about Pruitt's standing during a meeting with Nordic leaders at the White House.
"I hope he's going to be great," Trump said Tuesday.
The White House is "looking into" Pruitt's housing situation, a person familiar with the matter told CNN on Monday evening. The inquiry, which was described more as a review of the situation than a formal inquest, is meant to determine if there were any ethics issues or wrongdoing. The White House has not yet made a conclusion on the matter.
Pruitt rented a room in a condo from Vicki and Steven Hart, lobbyists whose firm has lobbied the EPA on behalf of an Oklahoma Energy company. Pruitt leased a room for around $50 a night, only paying when he stayed there. In total, Pruitt paid $6,100 for the room over six months, a rate significantly lower than market value. Pruitt's landlords, the Harts, were among his political donors when he was an Oklahoma state official.
Cabinet déjà vu
White House looking into Scott Pruitt's housing situation
Officials described a sense of déjà vu inside the West Wing as they grapple with a raft of new allegations against Pruitt -- just the latest of Trump's Cabinet officials to face ethics and legal questions. Similar scenarios played out before Trump dismissed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin: aides are scrambling to sort out what is real and what isn't; they are demanding answers from Pruitt and the EPA; and they're bracing for Trump's inevitable fury at the negative headlines.
Trump has not indicated that he's ready to dismiss Pruitt, officials said, and his phone call on Tuesday reinforced -- for now -- the impression that Pruitt is temporarily secure in his job. But Trump is known to change course quickly, and there was little optimism inside the White House that Pruitt's standing would remain on solid ground.
Trump also reportedly held an upbeat phone call with Shulkin shortly before the top Veterans Affairs official was let go.
RELATED: Everything we know about Shulkin's White House exit
Responding to reports about Pruitt's shaky footing with the President, EPA spokesman Jahan Wilcox hailed Pruitt's accomplishments in a statement on Monday evening.
"From advocating to leave the Paris Accord, working to repeal Obama's Clean Power Plan and WOTUS, and cleaning up toxic Superfund sites that have been languishing for decades, Administrator Pruitt is focused on advancing President Trump's agenda of regulatory certainty and environmental stewardship," Wilcox said.
Policy agenda moving forward
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Trump has not identified a replacement for Pruitt should he decide to fire him, multiple senior officials said, and he remains enthusiastic about the progress his EPA has made toward deregulation and environmental rollbacks.
That, officials said, could make the difference for Pruitt, who is liked by the President. Previously fired officials such as Shulkin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson failed to develop chemistry with the commander in chief, exacerbating their agencies' troubles and sealing their respective demises. But Trump is much fonder of Pruitt, and even recently floated him as a potential replacement for Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department.
Pruitt's aides took advantage of that suggestion, heavily pushing it to reporters, which irked Sessions's allies in the administration, who pointed out that the President often floats several people a day for jobs that aren't available.
On Tuesday, Pruitt openly flattered Trump amid reports that he is on shaky ground.
"This is another step in the President's regulatory agenda -- de-regulatory agenda, regulatory certainty, as Peter indicated, a billion dollars in savings with respect to over 22 significant regulatory actions that we've been involved in here at the agency," he said at an event at the EPA.
"This President has shown tremendous courage to say to the American people that America is going to be put first," he added.
One official at the White House described Pruitt as taking extra steps to curry favor with Trump, including suggesting tacking on additional import restrictions onto a review of fuel efficiency regulations as a way to strengthen the administration's aggressive stance on tariffs and trade.
The drafted restrictions would be unrealistic, according to this official, but Pruitt tried to "package it for the President so that it looks that way."
"He is trying so hard to please the President," the official said.
Aides suggested if Trump does replace Pruitt this week, it would be a much speedier timeline than occurred before the departures of Shulkin, Tillerson or national security adviser H.R. McMaster, all whom Trump let twist in the wind for weeks, if not months.
For his part, Pruitt was maintaining his schedule of events, albeit in a modified fashion. He announced new fuel standards at an event at EPA headquarters in downtown Washington, revealing little of the internal tumult which has gripped his agency.
He was originally planning to deliver the announcement at a Chevrolet dealership in Chantilly, Virginia, but the owner of the dealership, Jeff Pohanka, told CNN on Monday evening that the event had been canceled.
Hmmm... If there IS a limit it must be a big one... Ahhh, It's the 10,000 character limit...
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Well, I won't pretend to understand this. For some unknown (to me) reason I can't drop this link into the media window as it clearly responds that it can't be embedded. But, if I grab the file name and drop it between the media tags it works. It may be an effort to prevent linking, but I don't see how it's doing it. Other youtube links drop in just fine.
Admittedly I don't really grasp html or how embedding really works. I just use the tools offered...
Why won’t this work???
Every time I think I have this pic thing down pat.... I don’t.
I give up.
One more time....
@cybrguy You are the best! Thanks so much.
I was using image url from iPad app. Once I went to Safari, it gave a completely different url (not just the /i ). Thanks so much! Hopefully I won’t forget again.
There is no image at the link https://imgur.com/ysaWzMh
Lets look at this which does have one https://i.imgur.com/Sj3U0wx.jpg
If you surround it with the image tags you will get this.
You want to use the Direct link, not the Image link, and you surround it with the image tags.
You can copy the BBCode choice right into your message and it will work.
Yeah, well, what can I say. I am sure there is a way to write dead code but it beats me.
How bout this?
Nope, it lives.
Damn, that doesn't work either....
What about this... [i m g]https://i.imgur.com/Sj3U0wx.jpg[/i m g]
Found one. Put spaces in the img tags... [i m g]https://i.imgur.com/Sj3U0wx.jpg[/i m g]
See my edit above. Thanks again @cybrguy!
Test post spell check appologize apologize no fkg wy excuzes x 10
no refnd no rtrn ok to sndin but BIGGG gilt wa wa
The big brown fox jumped over the golden cow.
How do I make this a picture instead of a link?
Its mid night and I am drinking so be nice!
Right click on the image and select "copy image address". Then use the insert pic button and paste the url.
Stu I am on my phone....no right click...?
I think I did it....
#1 how did you do it (for the lurkers). And #2, Great Pic.
@cybrguy I am using an android and its really simple now that I know how. I used IMGUR and after loading the pic you just click the COPY IMAGE URL on the top right. Then this is what I didnt know. Click the box above next to the imoji button. Then paste in the box and BOOM!
You are using the IMGUR app or IMGUR webpage in a browser? I haven't played with the app as I use a puter for most of this stuff.
I have the app.
Cool. I guess I'll have to install it and play with it. Thanks.
Cool, the app works pretty well.
Separate names with a comma.