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by strogg
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:55 pm
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seph wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:29 pm RIP to the USA. The country had a great run. Long live the communist states of america.
Fixed for accuracy :cryin
by strogg
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:11 pm
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philip964 wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:45 pm
Ruark wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:44 pm
philip964 wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:17 pm https://phibetaiota.net/2020/11/robert- ... s-triumph/

Well this is a little more tin foil hat than I usually go, but SOF ( special operation forces?) has captured Dominion servers in Germany with tons of fraud evidence, Trump plans to burn the deep state with the evidence.

Sounds like it’s ready for a feature length movie.
I do know Dominion has servers in Germany, but this wild story needs, uh, confirmation.....


Don’t know if this counts.
Having dug into the source (https://twitter.com/AOECOIN), I'm going to assume that this is 100% fake news until proven otherwise.
by strogg
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:32 pm
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philip964 wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:09 pm
parabelum wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:43 am FYI, some don’t have apple capabilities to view the links.
I opened both on my Windows 10 desktop. I'll see what I can do to fix the apple link and give a direct weblink.
The trick is to click through the link first, then copy the web address it redirects to. FWIW, I don't have a problem with the Apple links on either my Android phone or Chrome browser on Windows 10.
by strogg
Sat May 30, 2020 8:05 am
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philip964 wrote: Fri May 29, 2020 11:57 pm https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump- ... p-with-who

Trump with draws from WHO.
:clapping:

The WHO has always been a propaganda machine. I'm not sure why, since I can't read minds, but the information coming out of them is always suspect at best. The data is always at the extreme end of some weird statistical margin of error within an arbitrary narrow scope that they define, which tells me that they are massaging the data to make it look like something it's not, causing the ignorant masses to make poor decisions. I'm glad we're cutting off their funds!

Also, the Chinese government has a record of lying and covering things up decade after decade. I wonder why some folks still fully trust them. Although I'll be honest. I'm surprised it took Hong Kong this long to lose its autonomy. I thought it would've happened before 2010.
by strogg
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:48 am
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ELB wrote: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:14 am Race relations and 'position' of minorities better under Trump than Obama
Satisfaction with race relations in the United States has jumped under President Trump, the latest indication that the Republican is making significant inroads with blacks and other minorities in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

New details from a Gallup survey on satisfaction said race relations and the “position” of minorities under Trump are far higher than they were under President Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president.
Jeepers, Trump's not any better at being a white supremacist than he is being a Russian stooge. ;-)

Speaking of which:

Standoff: U.S. troops block Russian forces from capturing Syrian oil field

Interestingly the news about the US forces blocking Russian access to the oil fields seems to appear only in the Washington Times, some middle eastern news outlets, and various conservative political sites in the US. Newsweek did mention it as part of an article entitled "Dueling roadblocks increase tension."
Who here remembers seeing the Democrat's jubilation when Trump signed the prison reform that would help the incarcerated (mostly minorities) get back on their feet and reintegrate into the world? I don't. That was over a year ago, and no one on the left seemed to notice or care even though it fits their agenda very well. That only reaffirms the existence of their dangerously toxic levels of TDS.
by strogg
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:25 pm
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by strogg
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:43 pm
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To save folks some time for research on the quote, here is the original source. It is satire. Not that I don't agree with the words stated, though. https://tatersgonnatate.com/rgb-calls-i ... llegal-bs/
by strogg
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:12 pm
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This is getting interesting all right. The whistleblower supposedly didn't catch the conversation firsthand. Then we have Trump releasing the transcript of the call in question to prove his claimed innocence. Either Trump is digging himself into a very nice grave, or the Democrats are going to get a major whooping with this.

Dang, where's the popcorn smiley when I need it?
by strogg
Tue May 21, 2019 10:08 am
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philip964 wrote: Tue May 21, 2019 9:20 am https://news.yahoo.com/secret-voters-fa ... 00746.html

Trump won by secret voters 2 to 1 over Hil.
No kidding. It was very bad in Commiefornia to be a Trump supporter. You'd actually be risking true physical danger by publicly claiming support for him or toward any right leaning opinion. So much for tolerance...

Even today here in the state of Texas, it's somewhat similar. Think about it. Although the risk would be minimal, would it be physically safer for you and your property to publicly claim support for the democrat or republican party?
by strogg
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:04 pm
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philbo wrote: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:25 am
strogg wrote: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:30 amYou're saying that lowering tax rates have resulted in a smaller tax revenue to GDP ratio? Well, no frikkin duh. That's first grade math. The point of the tax returns is to spur GDP and increase revenue...
Granted that the spin on the tax cuts was that it was going to spur GDP and increase revenue to offset any loss it would otherwise cause. Only problem is that no one at the time could explain in specific terms how this would happen. Now that the numbers are in it appears that the tax cuts will likely never pay for themselves and the deficit will increase to record highs... something I and others have stated all along.

Even that might not be so bad, except that tRump's trade policies may damage his tax plans even more than expected. But, I'm sure this is more winning for tRump and his believers. :roll:

Wall Street falls as Trump's threat sparks trade worries
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... op+News%29

GM warned Trump that his China tariffs would hurt jobs. He now complains that it's happening.
https://www.thisisinsider.com/china-tra ... fs-2018-11

Finally, while you may be ok with tRump's "easy to win " trade war and applaud farmers forced to lose their crops as a necessary expense, I respectfully disagree that such a policy is in America's best interest.
Let's continue here, shall we? I don't see how name calling accomplishes anything in an intelligent discussion.

I can conversely say that not passing the bill will result in the same level of risks and unknowns. The economy is incredibly hard to predict in the long run, but seeing as how our current economy is going in a different kind of trend than it was before, passing a new tax bill to follow the trend makes sense. Just keep in mind that I am neither agreeing or disagreeing with the tax bill. I am merely saying that the current generalized good and bad that have resulted from the bill are pretty much expected. We will see in a few years time what will actually come of it. I am by no means an economist, so I'll leave it at that.

As for for Wall Street and the trade wars, I will agree with you that stocks are going a bit wild due to the worry of unknown and fear. One of the few things I know about the stock market as a whole is that it is very much psychologically driven. When people are in a state of worry and fear, yes, it will drop. When people feel confident, it will rise. Once the trade talks are settling, we'll see the stock market stabilize again and life will move on. Just because stocks fall for a day or two is hardly a reason to dump on Trump. Again, let's see what happens in the long run.

GM reducing their North American product line is not a surprise, to be honest. I figured it was bound to happen. Ford did a very similar move a few months ago (long before China was a real issue). They are both dropping their products that are least profitable and focusing on their bread and butter: larger vehicles. A big reason behind Ford's decision may be the EPA regulations that have made making smaller passenger vehicles much less lucrative and a bigger pain in the rear end. Ford never came out and said it, though. Nor can I read minds, so I'm just going to leave it at a "maybe". GM is just following their coattails, claiming pretty much the same reasons Ford did when reducing their lineup. Was a reason for GM's lineup reduction due to the EPA? Maybe. I don't know. Trump and China a reason? Maybe. I don't know. I can't read minds. Unless they come out and say that it is a clear reason why they did it, I can't claim those statements on them, and nor should anyone else.

I guess we'll just agree to disagree on the China thing. I will have to admit that I have a preexisting bias against them. I was raised to believe that their government since after Mao took over back in the 40s is filled with lying, untrustworthy weasels that do not have the best interest of their citizens or other foreign states at heart (I'll give you one guess where my ancestors came from). But seeing as how recently we are seeing them being the center of the war on drugs (think Fentanyl), their overt espionage, toxic government, friendliness to our foreign enemies (like North Korea and Iran), militant aggressiveness toward our allies (like Taiwan), etc., it's pretty obvious to me that they need to be put in their place. Diplomacy hasn't really worked in the last 70 years. I don't think it will start working now.
by strogg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:36 am
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philbo wrote: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:50 pm Harvesting in a trade war: U.S. crops rot as storage costs soar

More farmers winning thanks to tRump's trade policies that act against free trade and capitalism.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1NQ0GA
I actually applaud this. Yes, this will cost us, but ultimately, China needs to be put in their place. That is far more important right now than the economy, as the Chinese are a great danger and national security risk to everyone domestically. I bet they regret stealing all of Hillary's emails right about now. Hillary would have been a lot nicer to them.
by strogg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:30 am
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philbo wrote: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Trump’s tax cuts aren’t paying for themselves
The increase in revenues at the beginning of the year can be attributed to a growing economy, but that growth was not offset by the loss of revenue due to the tax cuts.
Now that the 2018 fiscal year is over (as of Oct. 1), we can say with some confidence that the cuts have not begun to pay for themselves yet. The budget deficit has swollen under Trump’s hand to $782 billion, some $116 billion more than the year before. The wider gap can be attributed entirely to a shortfall in tax revenue; in particular, corporate tax receipts plunged $92 billion year-on-year...

Thanks to a growing economy, the US spent less this year as a share of GDP despite a nominal increase in outlays of $129 billion. But as a result of the tax bill, revenue fell 0.7 percentage points of GDP, driving up the deficit. In absolute terms, the US collected $13 billion more in revenues this year than the previous one—but if the old tax policies still held, it would have collected another $200 billion this year, according to a budget forecast created by the CBO in June 2017.
https://qz.com/1434388/trumps-tax-cuts- ... hemselves/
You're saying that lowering tax rates have resulted in a smaller tax revenue to GDP ratio? Well, no frikkin duh. That's first grade math. The point of the tax returns is to spur GDP and increase revenue, which you have literally showed us. The only way this will be a losing situation is if the ultimate goal is to get maximum tax revenue by GDP. If that's the case, the government will have all the spending power in the world for $100,000 toilet seats while having stagnating GDP.
by strogg
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:55 pm
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I have a feeling I'm one of the few people who isn't politically charged by the whole Kavanaugh thing. As I watched this unfold for the past few weeks, I'm most amused by the political chess that's being played. Team Red just sat back and played every hand they were dealt calmly and professionally. Team Blue pulled out an ex machina card late into the game (clearly as a delay tactic) in order to keep Kavanaugh out. Their reasoning from what I can tell is to either force cancellation of his nomination or to delay it enough so that in the event a blue wave comes in November, they can just vote against him and have a more "compassionate" nominee take his place. Unfortunately for Team Blue, their ex machina card may as well be a 3 of clubs. There are so many problems with it that it's incredibly amusing to watch it backfire at Team Blue in every way possible. If people use their brains to dissect the situation, it will definitely spell the end for Team Blue. A new team with liberal ideologies will form, I'm sure, and they'll hopefully be less scary for everyone's sake.

Failures of ex machina card:

1. The primary punch the card has comes from an event three and a half decades ago. The odds of that memory being remotely accurate are very low. It doesn't matter how vivid the event was. Anyone with a little psychological background would know that episodic memories diminish with accuracy over time regardless of the impact that the event had on the subject. So those memories that Ford has are mostly false memories, as in memories that the brain filled in to make the actual episode make sense. The odds of it being accurate are next to none. Funny thing too. Ford, having a PhD in psychology, knows that.
2. No one corroborated with Ford. No one. Not like it matters. It was 35 years ago. But it sure doesn't bode well for Team Blue.
3. By design, since it was such a long time ago with no witnesses or video tapes or audio recordings or whatever, the card is literally a he-said-she-said game. Also with such a large gap between the supposed event and anyone hearing about it, there's no way anyone would be convicted of that crime no matter what public profile the defendant has. So what's the point?
4. By flipping one's vote or forcing someone to flip one's vote from yay to nay based on that kind of flimsy allegation is literally an assault to due process. Last I checked, people are innocent until proven guilty. Team Blue decided that due process has no basis anymore, and that rules are no longer required. Anyone who knows that and still supports Team Blue really needs to get a reality check.
5. Team Red didn't want an FBI investigation because it would waste too much time. Team Blue called them out for it and essentially went, "Just a week. That's all we need." Baaad move. Really? Just a week? That's a bad trap to fall into. Of course, that's exactly what Team Blue got: a week. Does anyone really think anything of value will appear in just 7 days?
6. The FBI unsurprisingly came back with nothing after their week. So what does Team Blue do? Call shenanigans and claim FBI partisanship. Yes. The same team that said the FBI was nonpartisan with its investigation of Trump's associates. You can't have it both ways, people.
7. Lastly, it looks like an all-out civil war is occurring with this political battle. Seriously. It really does look that way. Well, except only one side is fighting. Team Blue is no longer shouting and complaining. They are literally throwing crazy political punches like a whiny little brat of a kid trying to topple a stable government. It's embarrassing. Team Red is just looking and wondering what's going on. Have you noticed that? Team Red is literally doing nothing but watching Team Blue in a middle of a temper tantrum. No matter what the outcome of the Kavanaugh fight is, Team Blue will come out looking like a complete failure.
8. Bonus pointer: Team Blue is claiming Kavanaugh isn't fit to be a justice because of his temperament. Yup. It makes sense. No one who has endured such public scorn against himself and his entire family with such strong and villainous accusations should get upset. Uh huh... Kavanaugh should just go back to his day job that he's been doing successfully for, what, 20 years? Yeah! Go back to being a circuit judge! Who needs good temperament with that job! Sarcasm aside, I'd honestly be more concerned about him if he kept a level head during his interview about the sexual assault allegations. Emotionally blowing up only shows that he's a normal human like us and not a sociopath or someone with some other horrible mental illness.

Apologies to the folks here with left leaning ideologies, as the only team available for you to be on at the moment is about to crumble.
by strogg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:35 pm
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TreyHouston wrote: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:46 pm
philip964 wrote: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Jusme wrote: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:30 pm Trump, declassifying FISA court documents.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavl ... s-n2519884

I guess, they will finally prove, all of that Russian collusion. :roll:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09 ... probe.html

OMG finally.

This is big.

Will Justice and the FBI comply?

Timing is perfect to take heat off Brett.

Will MSM even cover?
I am sure Trumps lawyers have already read this information unredacted. He was just waiting for the perfect timing. This should REALLY be interesting. FYI, CNN did report it, not up top but way down on their web site.
This is definitely huge. I can't wait for liberal heads to roll. Think about it. All of these documents and existing factual evidence will show the following:

The Clinton campaign illegally meddled in the 2016 Presidential election
The FBI illegally meddled in the 2016 Presidential election
The CIA illegally meddled in the 2016 Presidential election
Russia illegally meddled in the 2016 Presidential election (troll farms, anyone?)
China illegally meddled in the 2016 Presidential election (hacking Clinton emails)

But so far, NO ONE has shown any evidence of Trump collusion or any other illegal activities. Not from Manifort. Nor Cohen. Nor Woodward. Nor Mueller. Nor the FBI. Not a single entity can provide any evidence no matter how hard they looked or how deep they were. I think what we have here is this: The only people who played by the rules set forth by the FEC this past election was none other than Trump and his team. Funny how that works.
by strogg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:23 pm
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mojo84 wrote: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:02 pm
philip964 wrote: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:03 pm https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... chool.html

Daily Mail turning up stuff. Brett as a teenager.
A whole lot, if not most, of what iJudge wrote about the teenage parties, sex and drinking was quite common. It was widely known what went on at those parties and people were there by choice. I know many, both male and female, that have fond memories and regrets from those years and activities. Wise parents knew better than to leave their teenagers at home when they went out of town. That was a period when hard partying and wild parties were extremely common. A lot of it continues to this day.

I find this woman's accusations very suspect and unreliable.
Agreed. The nature of these accusation, even if true, should have very little bearing on his character and his ability to execute his future job in the Supreme Court. This was over 30 years ago. He was a teenager then. Things are very different then than they are now. The whole O'Rourke drunk driving thing was a bit tenuous at best for me (mid-20s for him was also decades ago) as an argument against his character, but this Kavanaugh thing is about as good as using bubble gum to keep freight train cars attached to each other. It'll pass, and it will be forgotten in due time.

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