#1101 2018-09-20 19:25:27

Tired of which; tired of Trump, or of the various ways in which people react to Trump, and attempt to cope with the insanity of life under his Administration?

I get tired of both, but more so the man himself. But I can (and do) easily ignore any posts I don't want to read. Frankly, I'm amused by JetRx's pro-Trump posts. They are the only counterpoint on the one subject where agreement is otherwise almost universal. The twenty five people who view Trump the same way I do aren't very interesting.

Forums are a dying communication channel since younger generations adapted to different forms of social media. That's why most of the forums that remain are now populated by old farts like me; we got started on them years ago, and just continued with what we knew and were comfortable with. I think anything which increases posting, viewership, participation and...even conflict...works against the entropy which is gradually making forums obsolete.

So I would always make the choice which encourages ANY form of engagement over anything which restricts it. That's my take.

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#1102 2018-09-20 19:40:54

We're all tired of that asswipe.  He's as much of a bore as president as he was as a youth.

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#1103 2018-09-21 19:25:43

JetRx wrote:

Trumpgrets

1088 Replies

143873 Views

Yet, remains:

Much ado

about NOTHING

>muh no collusion. I don't see why it would be.... ahhh I misspoke- I meant wouldn't be.

Ok Bagdad BobRx.

Your fat old daddy will be going down for laundering rubles and not paying taxes.

I am pretty sure you won't have to wait much longer for some ado.

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#1106 2018-09-25 10:55:10

Emmeran wrote:

Breaking the economy

My IRA lost about 9% in the month after his Orangeness took office and it's still not completely back to where it was.  This is probably a big reason I take his financial buffoonery personally.   His "solution" to the problem is to tell the oil companies to "make more oil".  I get it that he has no idea how our economy works but, why can't he just shut up and play golf?  I'm still concerned what the trade embargoes are going to do to retail over the Xmas season.

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#1107 2018-09-26 06:15:35

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#1108 2018-09-26 14:52:44

The laughter was sudden, loud and unexpected.

Oh, you already know who and where.

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#1109 2018-09-26 15:40:16

RANT:  The fuzzy logic of tariff's as taxes on the non-rich.  Tariffs are simply fees collected by the government on imported materials & products.  Increasing tariff's increase government income but also increase the end price of goods, somebody has to pay that fee and it's almost always the end consumer.

Ford isn't going to continue to eat $B losses and neither will Honda, those fees will be passed on to the consumers (who most definitely not the ultra-rich).

/RANT

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#1110 2018-09-26 20:08:21

Been saying that since day one.  Tariffs are a massive tax increase on the middle class.  Layoffs will begin when the retaliation tariffs make it impossible to sell goods overseas.  Nothing getting produced or harvested because 45 got rid of many of the laborers.  We'll see if we have the worst Xmas buying season since 2008 but, alas, too late for the mid-term elections.

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#1111 2018-09-27 02:09:06

Agent Orange has thrown open markets out.  No takers.

Had a front row seat on the the trade “imbalance” for two decades at the forth busiest cargo airport in the world.  It’s been a one way street.

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#1112 2018-09-27 10:29:02

That's cute, but most cargo still moves in and out by ship not airplane.  Besides, the United States is one of the largest consumer nations in the world, a trade imbalance is not necessarily a bad thing.  And, when it comes to trade, a strong dollar is not necessarily a good thing.

Why does 45 bully everybody except the manufacturers who moved their factories and plants overseas?  In fact, why is he trying to destroy America's economy?  A secret Russian agent?  Either he's criminally liable or he's criminally negligent.

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#1113 2018-09-27 12:25:54

Baywolfe wrote:

That's cute, but most cargo still moves in and out by ship not airplane.  Besides, the United States is one of the largest consumer nations in the world, a trade imbalance is not necessarily a bad thing.  And, when it comes to trade, a strong dollar is not necessarily a good thing.

Currently the US is the largest consumer market but not by much and we will shortly be eclipsed by each of these: China, India, the EU, Brazil and Indonesia (unless the rising seas eliminate Indonesia).  Trump is still living in the '80's and not able to keep up with the changing times.

Our only current advantage is that we have already suffered the worst of the "Automation Revolution" while China, India, Brazil & Indonesia are about to go through it.  (The EU is still recovering from the Cold War).

Now that the service industries are automating we could be in for a wild ride...

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#1114 2018-09-27 12:46:43

Emmeran wrote:

"we could be in for a wild ride..."

Extra point for understatement.

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#1115 2018-09-27 14:37:18

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#1116 2018-09-27 14:50:30

Not as funny as the German delegation's smirks and laughter during his UN speech; you just can't make this shit up.

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#1117 2018-09-27 17:24:20

Smudge wrote:

Emmeran wrote:

"we could be in for a wild ride..."

Extra point for understatement.

On the plus side, at least I'll be able to understand the bot on the other end of the phone.

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#1118 2018-10-02 10:57:19

Giving the Devil His Due

Even after filtering out the lies promises that certainly won't be fulfilled, USMCA actually looks like a pretty good deal for us.  Finally, 45 found some people he could bully for our his benefit.

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#1119 2018-10-02 12:26:20

...requiring at least 40 percent of a car to come from workers whose pay averages more than $16 per hour

Easy. Have robots do it all and pay the 1 plant supervisor $16 an hour.

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#1120 2018-10-02 13:36:58

Baywolfe wrote:

Giving the Devil His Due

Even after filtering out the lies promises that certainly won't be fulfilled, USMCA actually looks like a pretty good deal for us.  Finally, 45 found some people he could bully for our his benefit.

Polishing up someone else efforts from a decade gone by does not count as an accomplishment.  Just because I cut down a tree that was left too close to the house when it was first built does not suddenly mean I built that house. 

Fucking Trump wanted to rename it to "USMC" - that shit did not fly.  Thankfully.

His greatest accomplishment was renaming it.

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#1121 2018-10-03 16:54:46

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#1122 2018-10-03 23:45:57

Baywolfe wrote:

That's cute, but most cargo still moves in and out by ship not airplane.

Oh, right.  All those high-value-added items like soybeans, raw timber, and garbage in need of recycling certainly don't go by air. 

Care to guess what does?

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#1123 2018-10-04 09:44:06

JetRx wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

That's cute, but most cargo still moves in and out by ship not airplane.

Oh, right.  All those high-value-added items like soybeans, raw timber, and garbage in need of recycling certainly don't go by air. 

Care to guess what does?

And cars, and durable goods, and textiles, and steel, and practically every other fucking thing in the world.

As far as what does?  I dunno, drugs?

http://high-street.org/uploads/157_maerskline57ab433e50082.jpg

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#1124 2018-10-04 10:03:10

JetRx wrote:

Baywolfe wrote:

That's cute, but most cargo still moves in and out by ship not airplane.

Oh, right.  All those high-value-added items like soybeans, raw timber, and garbage in need of recycling certainly don't go by air. 

Care to guess what does?

Big Pharma, little pharma, sex workers?

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#1126 2018-10-05 09:07:46

Smudge wrote:

https://twitter.com/MaltLiquorLogic/status/1048011113751703552

Translation for those of us who aren't TwitterHeads?

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#1127 2018-10-05 10:21:45

Baywolfe wrote:

Smudge wrote:

https://twitter.com/MaltLiquorLogic/status/1048011113751703552

Translation for those of us who aren't TwitterHeads?

That got shut down. Here's the non-Twitter version (albeit without the hysterical comments):

https://i.imgur.com/JpDig9C.gif

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#1128 2018-10-07 15:44:27

The Cruelty Is the Point

President Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.

This isn’t incoherent. It reflects a clear principle: Only the president and his allies, his supporters, and their anointed are entitled to the rights and protections of the law, and if necessary, immunity from it. The rest of us are entitled only to cruelty, by their whim. This is how the powerful have ever kept the powerless divided and in their place, and enriched themselves in the process...

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#1129 2018-10-07 20:04:43

All of which astonishes me that they support unlimited access to weapons.

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#1130 2018-10-10 05:40:12

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#1132 2018-10-16 13:19:45

‘Make America Date Again’: Trump Dating App Leaks Users’ Info On 1st Day

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#1133 2018-10-17 03:58:45

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#1134 2018-10-18 15:25:20

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#1135 2018-10-23 16:45:07

Saudi Crown Prince Freaks Out After Giuliani Offers to Go on TV and Explain What Happened

According to White House sources, the prince called Donald J. Trump to demand that Giuliani be detained indefinitely in the White House basement.

By Andy Borowitz
3:24 P.M.

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#1136 2018-10-23 23:12:22

It's as repugnant as people who say that Hillary would have made a good President.  Yeah, she wouldn't have embarrassed the shit out of us the way his Orangeness has, but she's every bit as horrible as he is.

The independents stayed home last election or voted for a 3rd party candidate like Em did.  Both parties are destroying this country by only fielding candidates that appeal to the far end of their respective spectrum.

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#1137 2018-10-26 13:40:33

The Market to Trump:  It's not Us it's YOU!
Bloomberg, so go Incognito when possible.

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#1138 2018-10-26 19:18:26

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Moments after law enforcement apprehended the pipe-bombing suspect, Cesar Sayoc, in Florida, White House staffers scrambled to make sure that Donald J. Trump had never retweeted anything from Sayoc’s demented Twitter feed.

The alarm bells went off at the White House after the chief of staff, John Kelly, reviewed Sayoc’s feed, which is riddled with right-wing conspiracy theories and paranoid attacks on George Soros, and thought that some of the tweets “looked kind of familiar,” an aide to Kelly confirmed.

After spotting the similarities, Kelly enlisted Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Jared Kushner to comb through Trump’s Twitter feed and ascertain whether he had in fact retweeted any of the bombing suspect’s unhinged ravings.

As of late Friday afternoon, the team of staffers had not yet identified any retweets of the alleged pipe bomber by Trump, but cautioned that their work was “far from over,” a White House source said.

“We still have to go through Don, Jr., and Eric’s feeds and make sure they didn’t retweet any of Sayoc’s stuff,” the source said. “We’re all holding our breath right now.”

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#1140 2018-10-30 11:07:40

Smudge wrote:

https://youtu.be/bP2QY9ubweg?t=212

Already been removed.

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#1141 2018-10-30 13:18:17

(Yup; it's gone now)

Rather than a proposal he thinks he can actually accomplish, this is a classic Trump media troll; his intent is to dominate the news cycle and make all the stories about him. He will do this until the election is over to distract from the increasingly gloomy coverage on the outlook for Republican candidates. Hopefully, we've seen this stunt pulled often enough that we are learning to resist the bait.

How do you deal with a troll? Stop feeding it.



Source:

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/30/66204390 … tive-order

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#1142 2018-10-30 14:10:34

Smudge wrote:

(Yup; it's gone now)

Rather than a proposal he thinks he can actually accomplish, this is a classic Trump media troll; his intent is to dominate the news cycle and make all the stories about him. He will do this until the election is over to distract from the increasingly gloomy coverage on the outlook for Republican candidates. Hopefully, we've seen this stunt pulled often enough that we are learning to resist the bait.

How do you deal with a troll? Stop feeding it.



Source:

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/30/66204390 … tive-order

White people, especially affluent ones, are except from the Executive Order of course.

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#1143 2018-11-01 13:17:04

Unclear on the concept

"I do try," he (Trump) told ABC News in an interview aired on Thursday. "I always want to tell the truth. When I can, I tell the truth."

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#1144 2018-11-01 13:33:40

https://high-street.org/sidepic/zombienixon4president.jpg


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#1146 2018-11-09 10:30:22

Sounds like 45's kind of guy, a made man.

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#1147 2018-11-09 16:20:24

Baywolfe wrote:

Sounds like 45's kind of guy, a made man.

Yep, a 33 1/3.

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#1149 2018-11-20 23:56:03

We knew it was always going to end up this way.  Enough stable genius financial decisions have finally torpedoed the stock market.  A massive selloff is currently underway and retirement funds have been seeing steady declines since the first of the year.  I guess 45's masters will have to invest in marijuana distribution.

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