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  1. RKoch

    Brexit, and all it entails

    I disagree with most of your statements, but I'm not going to put an effort into debating someone's sock.
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    Drip Drip Drip

    I'm sure he'll be facing a primary challenge in '20. And it's probably going to be ugly.
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    Hey Gouvernail, what were you saying about the markets

    I have to admit, Trump is running the economy like his 6 bankrupt businesses. I suspect the Wall St barons are already loading their lifeboats with gold.
  4. RKoch

    Brexit, and all it entails

    The electorate 'loved' her so much they stayed home. It was just a vanity campaign...she wanted her precious...voters saw through it.
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    Brexit, and all it entails

    She lost to Donald fuckingTrump. The two lowest polling major candidates in polling history. Crappy candidate. She never could even articulate why she was running for president. Flip-flopped on issues, depending which way the wind blew (her 'private positions' vs her 'public positions'). Never took a leading role in an issue. In both primary campaigns, she started out as a heavy favorite against relative unknowns, and saw a persistent bleeding of support.
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    MAGA trade tarrifs a two way street

    What War on Poverty? The War on the Impovershed has been successfully going on for 40 years. Wealth inequity is near that of the Giulded Age, maybe surpassed it.
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    Brexit, and all it entails

    My decision to never vote for Hillary was made back in 2008. Russians had nothing to do with that. Trump is a bullshit artist and con-man, he never was a consideration. Both candidates were immensely polarizing figures, I rather doubt there was a huge number of voters who couldn't make up their minds. Also, although there's an increasing amount of evidence of foreign involvement in social media, I'm with Tom. The 'Russian' efforts on social media were already targeting likely voters, and it paled in comparison to the $2billion plus spent on MSM advertising. Mueller is pretty tight-lipped...all we really know coming out of his investigation is the significant number of Russian contacts most of Trump's inner circle and he himself had. Don't know to what extent they colluded or coordinated, at least until Mueller releases his report. The Guardian has been doing good coverage on what appears to be Russian influence on the Brexit vote. Those same people were 'guests' of the Trump Campaign. So there is some smoke. But all I can be sure of is that Russian operatives did attempt to influence the US election. To what degree they were successful, IDK. But the only reason the election was close enough to influence is because Clinton was such a crappy candidate and ran a crappy campaign.
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    R2AK 2018

    It's damn near a 3-way dead heat. Going to be an exciting dash to the finish.
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    Immigrant Children

    https://www.salon.com/2018/06/20/why-wont-the-mainstream-media-tell-the-truth-about-racist-ghoul-stephen-miller the truth is, he's a fucking Nazi.
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    Immigrant Children

    If Henry Kissinger wasn't hauled before The Hague, I doubt any American will be. There's certainly worse criminals than Trump, as amazing as that is.
  11. RKoch

    R2AK 2018

    The Melges should be almost 2 minutes per mile faster than the Santa Cruz. Even factoring in extra weight, they're sailing well under its potential. Not to bash on the ladies, but they should be well ahead.
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    R2AK 2018

    I wouldn't say that. It's two different boats. The skills needed to get the best out of each of the boats differ, but I wouldn't say one is much easier than the other.
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    MAGA trade tarrifs a two way street

    The U.N. Just Published a Scathing Indictment of U.S. Poverty June 1, 2018 | Jeremy Slevin Excerpt: The United Nations has released a scathing report on poverty and inequality in the United States. The findings, which will be presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council on June 21, follow an official visit to the United States by Philip Alston, the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, to investigate whether economic insecurity in the country undermines human rights. The conclusions are damning. “The United States already leads the developed world in income and wealth inequality, and it is now moving full steam ahead to make itself even more unequal,” the report concludes. “High child and youth poverty rates perpetuate the intergenerational transmission of poverty very effectively, and ensure that the American dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion.” The U.N. explicitly lays blame with the Trump administration for policies that actively increase poverty and inequality in the country. “The $1.5 trillion in tax cuts in December 2017 overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy and worsened inequality. The consequences of neglecting poverty and promoting inequality are clear,” it concludes. “The policies pursued over the past year seem deliberately designed to remove basic protections from the poorest, punish those who are not in employment and make even basic health care into a privilege to be earned rather than a right of citizenship.” In December, Alston visited seven locations throughout the country—ranging from Los Angeles’s Skid Row neighborhood to rural Alabama, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico—to meet with people experiencing deep poverty, along with experts and civil society groups. https://talkpoverty.org/2018/06/01/un-just-published-scathing-indictment-us-poverty/
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    MAGA trade tarrifs a two way street

    Unregulated capitalism funnels wealth to the top, but by leaving the bottom 90% in the hole it depresses the economy. Who's gonna buy shit if most people have no money? Where's the govt going to get it's revenue for schools, infrastructure, and defense? The Guilded era was pretty crappy for most people, and the federal govt was so starved of revenue they had to borrow from the robber barons to avoid bankruptcy....the robber barons that refused to pay taxes, but were eager to loan (with interest, of course, but also for 'favors'). Wealth naturally rises to the top, so by distributing it to the bottom it passes through more hands, thus boosting the overall economy.
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    Immigrant Children

    http://theconversation.com/how-us-policy-in-honduras-set-the-stage-for-todays-mass-migration-65935?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton