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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,355
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    JC29856 said:
    manufacturing jobs just ain't coming back

    What exactly has Trump done to accomplish these things?  Other than ride the trends he picked up when he took office?
    Slashed regulations, unshackled the energy industry, made it harder to hire cheap illegal labour, pushed to reform the tax code all of which has boosted economic confidence, investment and hiring. It’s pretty simple actually. Not sure why the AMT just doesn’t understand economics 101.
    Your wrong (again). Econ 101 is supply and demand. 

    None of those are supply or demand. 

    Not an economist, but I played one in college. 
    Energy supply? Labour Supply? Did you really play one in college? There’s no way that you did.


    Go on.....enlighten me....
    Enlighten you on supply and demand?

    1) Unshackle energy companies - they hire workers that in turn produce energy - which results in increase supply - which reduces prices - which reduced costs to businesses and citizens - which puts more money in their pocket - which is used to invest or spend.
    2) Remove illegal labour - which increases demand for legal labour - which drives up wages - which puts more money in employees pockets - which is used to invest or spend.

    Is this really foreign to you? Either admit you didn’t take Econ 101 or admit you just weren’t paying attention in class.
    1. Energy prices haven’t gone down.
    2. Wages haven’t gone up.

    Delusion

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  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 6,963
    edited December 2017
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
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  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 3,355
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
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  • BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    So which is it? Was the world headed for disaster or is the world headed for disaster? Don’t let your Orwellian double speak cover all your bases, professor.
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  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    So which is it? Was the world headed for disaster or is the world headed for disaster? Don’t let your Orwellian double speak cover all your bases, professor.
    Was and is. As I have stated time and again...Trump is a hail mary pass. I am satisfied with his decisions to date in the face of this disaster but I think the chance of his success is low. The west’s will to succeed seems to be too far gone.
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 17,373
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    So which is it? Was the world headed for disaster or is the world headed for disaster? Don’t let your Orwellian double speak cover all your bases, professor.
    Was and is. As I have stated time and again...Trump is a hail mary pass. I am satisfied with his decisions to date in the face of this disaster but I think the chance of his success is low. The west’s will to succeed seems to be too far gone.
    Really so you stand with a sexual predator that endorsed a child molester, I see you like your politicians to be classy ..
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    So which is it? Was the world headed for disaster or is the world headed for disaster? Don’t let your Orwellian double speak cover all your bases, professor.
    Was and is. As I have stated time and again...Trump is a hail mary pass. I am satisfied with his decisions to date in the face of this disaster but I think the chance of his success is low. The west’s will to succeed seems to be too far gone.
    That’s hilarious. By what measure was or is the world headed for disaster?
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  • dignindignin Posts: 5,433
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
  • dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    Honesty? Ha!
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  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 7,961
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    mfc2006 said:
    Trump is a fucking moron. Anyone who still supports this idiot needs to have their head examined.
    I’m told it’s fine.
    I thought you always claimed you weren't a supporter, just someone who recognizes the "need" for him to be in office. 

    You didn't buy that did you?
    I flipped back and forth depending on what he was saying. mainly because most of the time he wasn't coming right out and saying it like most trumpsters. he outright denied it repeatedly. 

    basically, if you seem to have a brain in your head and aren't frothing at the mouth yelling "libtard!" every 2 seconds, I might believe you if you say you aren't a trumpster. 

    I just find it odd that someone would claim to not be a supporter while being one. I mean, that's pretty cowardly. especially when it's an online anonymous forum. 
    You had it correct the first time. My opinion hasn’t changed. Of the two terrible candidates he was the one with more potential upside. He still is what he is...I never believed that he would turn in to somebody that is “Presidential” but warts and all I still recognize why he is necessary. His ugliness shatters illusions. His classless rants forces people to confront truths that they do not wish to see. The most important truth is that the global governing class has failed us all. He will not be the solution to that failure. He however will awaken us to that failure which could potentially allow us to discover solutions. The scab must be picked off before we can heal.
    This its an interesting post from you, someone who has historically defended our position as leader in the world.  But let me challenge one part specifically... How has global leadership failed us precisely? Has there ever been a higher standard of living in this country? What about the world in general? What about global conflict?  Are we not safer today than 50 years ago? How about 100 years... what about 150 years when war ravaged Europe every ten years?  

    This whole mindset is appealing to aging whites in this country who have seen their influence wane while the technology revolution leaves them behind.  I'm sympathetic but the whole has been lifted while the fewer are not.  

    And none of Trumps policies are going to lift these 50+ year olds whites in rural Alabama from their current station. 
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 6,556
    BS44325 said:
    dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 

    Right, that's exactly what he's doing. Draining the swamp, getting rid of privilege..... oh, wait; perhaps that's not quite true. 
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  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    So which is it? Was the world headed for disaster or is the world headed for disaster? Don’t let your Orwellian double speak cover all your bases, professor.
    Was and is. As I have stated time and again...Trump is a hail mary pass. I am satisfied with his decisions to date in the face of this disaster but I think the chance of his success is low. The west’s will to succeed seems to be too far gone.
    Really so you stand with a sexual predator that endorsed a child molester, I see you like your politicians to be classy ..
    There wasn’t a classy politician on the ballot.
  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    BS44325 said:
    dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 

    Right, that's exactly what he's doing. Draining the swamp, getting rid of privilege..... oh, wait; perhaps that's not quite true. 
    A day doesn’t go by without another creature of the swamp taking a fall. What none of us realized is that the swamp extended far beyond Washington DC.

  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    mrussel1 said:
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    mfc2006 said:
    Trump is a fucking moron. Anyone who still supports this idiot needs to have their head examined.
    I’m told it’s fine.
    I thought you always claimed you weren't a supporter, just someone who recognizes the "need" for him to be in office. 

    You didn't buy that did you?
    I flipped back and forth depending on what he was saying. mainly because most of the time he wasn't coming right out and saying it like most trumpsters. he outright denied it repeatedly. 

    basically, if you seem to have a brain in your head and aren't frothing at the mouth yelling "libtard!" every 2 seconds, I might believe you if you say you aren't a trumpster. 

    I just find it odd that someone would claim to not be a supporter while being one. I mean, that's pretty cowardly. especially when it's an online anonymous forum. 
    You had it correct the first time. My opinion hasn’t changed. Of the two terrible candidates he was the one with more potential upside. He still is what he is...I never believed that he would turn in to somebody that is “Presidential” but warts and all I still recognize why he is necessary. His ugliness shatters illusions. His classless rants forces people to confront truths that they do not wish to see. The most important truth is that the global governing class has failed us all. He will not be the solution to that failure. He however will awaken us to that failure which could potentially allow us to discover solutions. The scab must be picked off before we can heal.
    This its an interesting post from you, someone who has historically defended our position as leader in the world.  But let me challenge one part specifically... How has global leadership failed us precisely? Has there ever been a higher standard of living in this country? What about the world in general? What about global conflict?  Are we not safer today than 50 years ago? How about 100 years... what about 150 years when war ravaged Europe every ten years?  

    This whole mindset is appealing to aging whites in this country who have seen their influence wane while the technology revolution leaves them behind.  I'm sympathetic but the whole has been lifted while the fewer are not.  

    And none of Trumps policies are going to lift these 50+ year olds whites in rural Alabama from their current station. 
    On a macro level you are absolutely right mRussel. Where we differ I believe is looking at long term trends and seeing that this is not sustainable. Now certainly there is a subsection of aging whites who only look at this on a personal/local level (you might think they are selfish for having their concerns but I don’t fault someone for being concerned with his/her own lot...it doesn’t always come from a negative place) but I am looking at this on from a more global perspective. Be it a nuclear North Korea, a collapsing Europe, a militarizing China, a collapsing Venezuela, a contangion of debt spread throughout the economic system, demographic trends that only point to an aging western population that will not be able to sustain itself...these are all things whether we like it or not are on the horizon. Now I don’t for one second believe Trump is the solution to these problems but I do believe he could be the person that removes our blinders to these problems. Only after honestly opening up to the problems in front of us can we begin to look for solutions.

  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 7,961
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 

    Right, that's exactly what he's doing. Draining the swamp, getting rid of privilege..... oh, wait; perhaps that's not quite true. 
    A day doesn’t go by without another creature of the swamp taking a fall. What none of us realized is that the swamp extended far beyond Washington DC.

    Really?  You didn't realize that predators and hypocrites existed outside of DC?  Are you new to this world?  Have you never worked in a corporation, or gone to church or had neighbors?  Glad this is a life epiphany for you.  
  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    mrussel1 said:
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 

    Right, that's exactly what he's doing. Draining the swamp, getting rid of privilege..... oh, wait; perhaps that's not quite true. 
    A day doesn’t go by without another creature of the swamp taking a fall. What none of us realized is that the swamp extended far beyond Washington DC.

    Really?  You didn't realize that predators and hypocrites existed outside of DC?  Are you new to this world?  Have you never worked in a corporation, or gone to church or had neighbors?  Glad this is a life epiphany for you.  
    Uhhhh....no. What I didn’t realize is that the phrase “drain the swamp” would be applied far beyond it’s initial intent. I am glad you concede that it’s draining though.

  • BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    mfc2006 said:
    Trump is a fucking moron. Anyone who still supports this idiot needs to have their head examined.
    I’m told it’s fine.
    I thought you always claimed you weren't a supporter, just someone who recognizes the "need" for him to be in office. 

    You didn't buy that did you?
    I flipped back and forth depending on what he was saying. mainly because most of the time he wasn't coming right out and saying it like most trumpsters. he outright denied it repeatedly. 

    basically, if you seem to have a brain in your head and aren't frothing at the mouth yelling "libtard!" every 2 seconds, I might believe you if you say you aren't a trumpster. 

    I just find it odd that someone would claim to not be a supporter while being one. I mean, that's pretty cowardly. especially when it's an online anonymous forum. 
    You had it correct the first time. My opinion hasn’t changed. Of the two terrible candidates he was the one with more potential upside. He still is what he is...I never believed that he would turn in to somebody that is “Presidential” but warts and all I still recognize why he is necessary. His ugliness shatters illusions. His classless rants forces people to confront truths that they do not wish to see. The most important truth is that the global governing class has failed us all. He will not be the solution to that failure. He however will awaken us to that failure which could potentially allow us to discover solutions. The scab must be picked off before we can heal.
    He actually might have had more 'upside' than Clinton (for some people), but that ceiling was never very high and the floor was extremely low (as we are witnessing). Much lower than Clinton. 

    He was a very poor bet- one sure to fail.
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    "fake news" 
    is monopolized media trying to prove Trump right?

    https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/

    FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 17,373
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    So which is it? Was the world headed for disaster or is the world headed for disaster? Don’t let your Orwellian double speak cover all your bases, professor.
    Was and is. As I have stated time and again...Trump is a hail mary pass. I am satisfied with his decisions to date in the face of this disaster but I think the chance of his success is low. The west’s will to succeed seems to be too far gone.
    Really so you stand with a sexual predator that endorsed a child molester, I see you like your politicians to be classy ..
    There wasn’t a classy politician on the ballot.
    One was a sexual predator I’m sorry but I stand behind the one with more class she was not good admitted but to say that he has any class is laughable remember expensive suits don’t guarantee class , just think about it you’d rather turn a blind eye to a man who himself assaulted many women 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 7,961
    BS44325 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 

    Right, that's exactly what he's doing. Draining the swamp, getting rid of privilege..... oh, wait; perhaps that's not quite true. 
    A day doesn’t go by without another creature of the swamp taking a fall. What none of us realized is that the swamp extended far beyond Washington DC.

    Really?  You didn't realize that predators and hypocrites existed outside of DC?  Are you new to this world?  Have you never worked in a corporation, or gone to church or had neighbors?  Glad this is a life epiphany for you.  
    Uhhhh....no. What I didn’t realize is that the phrase “drain the swamp” would be applied far beyond it’s initial intent. I am glad you concede that it’s draining though.

    And you think Trump is responsible?  You're delusional.  The #metoo movement was precipitated by the reporting of the Lamestream media, led by Ronan Farrow, not the Trumpists.  That was the first domino to fall.  Trump has done nothing but hurt the movement.  Quit being a shill.  You're better than that. 
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 7,961
    JC29856 said:
    "fake news" 
    is monopolized media trying to prove Trump right?

    https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/

    FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.
    Did you forget about Fox News declaring the yearbook was a "forgery" and then immediately having to backtrack that comment?  Me thinks your sources neglected that.  
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  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    mrussel1 said:
    BS44325 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 

    Right, that's exactly what he's doing. Draining the swamp, getting rid of privilege..... oh, wait; perhaps that's not quite true. 
    A day doesn’t go by without another creature of the swamp taking a fall. What none of us realized is that the swamp extended far beyond Washington DC.

    Really?  You didn't realize that predators and hypocrites existed outside of DC?  Are you new to this world?  Have you never worked in a corporation, or gone to church or had neighbors?  Glad this is a life epiphany for you.  
    Uhhhh....no. What I didn’t realize is that the phrase “drain the swamp” would be applied far beyond it’s initial intent. I am glad you concede that it’s draining though.

    And you think Trump is responsible?  You're delusional.  The #metoo movement was precipitated by the reporting of the Lamestream media, led by Ronan Farrow, not the Trumpists.  That was the first domino to fall.  Trump has done nothing but hurt the movement.  Quit being a shill.  You're better than that. 
    If Clinton won none of these stories would have been told. She would have protected Weinstein for he was one of her major doners. Once she lost the protection racket collapsed. I don’t “credit” Trump for that...it just happens to be an ancillary benefit to his destruction of illusions.
  • BS44325BS44325 Posts: 5,153
    edited December 2017
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    So which is it? Was the world headed for disaster or is the world headed for disaster? Don’t let your Orwellian double speak cover all your bases, professor.
    Was and is. As I have stated time and again...Trump is a hail mary pass. I am satisfied with his decisions to date in the face of this disaster but I think the chance of his success is low. The west’s will to succeed seems to be too far gone.
    Really so you stand with a sexual predator that endorsed a child molester, I see you like your politicians to be classy ..
    There wasn’t a classy politician on the ballot.
    One was a sexual predator I’m sorry but I stand behind the one with more class she was not good admitted but to say that he has any class is laughable remember expensive suits don’t guarantee class , just think about it you’d rather turn a blind eye to a man who himself assaulted many women 
    Choosing between a predator and a victim-shaming enabler of predators is no choice at all. It unfortunately took the whole issue off the table. The outcome however exposed far more predators so in the long run if this is your issue then you should be satisfied where things are going. All those taking falls committed there assaults prior to Trump. His election unveiled the truth.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 7,961
    edited December 2017
    BS44325 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    BS44325 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    BS44325 said:
    BS44325 said:
    dignin said:
    BS44325 said:
    CM189191 said:
    BS44325 said:
    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 

    Right, that's exactly what he's doing. Draining the swamp, getting rid of privilege..... oh, wait; perhaps that's not quite true. 
    A day doesn’t go by without another creature of the swamp taking a fall. What none of us realized is that the swamp extended far beyond Washington DC.

    Really?  You didn't realize that predators and hypocrites existed outside of DC?  Are you new to this world?  Have you never worked in a corporation, or gone to church or had neighbors?  Glad this is a life epiphany for you.  
    Uhhhh....no. What I didn’t realize is that the phrase “drain the swamp” would be applied far beyond it’s initial intent. I am glad you concede that it’s draining though.

    And you think Trump is responsible?  You're delusional.  The #metoo movement was precipitated by the reporting of the Lamestream media, led by Ronan Farrow, not the Trumpists.  That was the first domino to fall.  Trump has done nothing but hurt the movement.  Quit being a shill.  You're better than that. 
    If Clinton won none of these stories would have been told. She would have protected Weinstein for he was one of her major doners. Once she lost the protection racket collapsed. I don’t “credit” Trump for that...it just happens to be an ancillary benefit to his destruction of illusions.

    JC29856 said:
    "fake news" 
    is monopolized media trying to prove Trump right?

    https://theintercept.com/2017/12/09/the-u-s-media-yesterday-suffered-its-most-humiliating-debacle-in-ages-now-refuses-all-transparency-over-what-happened/

    FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.
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    benjs said:
    There's a lot of shit being stirred here, but one thing some people are neglecting is the fact that it legitimately took the ugliest (in character) person I can think of to wake numerous moderates up to the fact that the government does not speak for, nor is held accountable by, the people - unless it is convenient for the House & Senate Majority.

    I'll be criticized by speaking anecdotally, but there's an unprecedented amount of discussion about politics in my household, amongst my circle of friends and coworkers, and amongst their circles. While Trump hardly deserves credit for this level of political engagement (expressed through dissent and rage), he's certainly the catalyst for it. 

    I'm not sure if that's what BS is trying to say, but if he is, I agree with him.
    Bingo...add to that the collapse of the illusion that the elite, be it in politics, media, entertainment etc. know what is best and have things “under control”. They do not have things under control. They never did. It was never the end of history. The world was/is heading for disaster and Trump is a symptom of the awakening to that disaster.
    Ah yes

    The Republican war cry

    "Government is broken, elect us and we'll prove it."

    Let me introduce you to my friend PT Barnum. 
    Trump ran against that Republican war cry. Please try to keep up.
    And you and others were suckers to believe him.

    Also, these elites you speak of......Trump is not an elite? Has he not surrounded himself with elites? I think it's just you have a problem with the lefts kind of elites as opposed to the rights elites. Lets at least be honest.
    He sure is an elite. A phony elite who is as guilty as the rest of them. He is a vessel however that is willing to use his first hand knowledge of this bipartisan phoniness to blow a whole through the rest of them. 

    Right, that's exactly what he's doing. Draining the swamp, getting rid of privilege..... oh, wait; perhaps that's not quite true. 
    A day doesn’t go by without another creature of the swamp taking a fall. What none of us realized is that the swamp extended far beyond Washington DC.

    Really?  You didn't realize that predators and hypocrites existed outside of DC?  Are you new to this world?  Have you never worked in a corporation, or gone to church or had neighbors?  Glad this is a life epiphany for you.  
    Uhhhh....no. What I didn’t realize is that the phrase “drain the swamp” would be applied far beyond it’s initial intent. I am glad you concede that it’s draining though.

    And you think Trump is responsible?  You're delusional.  The #metoo movement was precipitated by the reporting of the Lamestream media, led by Ronan Farrow, not the Trumpists.  That was the first domino to fall.  Trump has done nothing but hurt the movement.  Quit being a shill.  You're better than that. 
    If Clinton won none of these stories would have been told. She would have protected Weinstein for he was one of her major doners. Once she lost the protection racket collapsed. I don’t “credit” Trump for that...it just happens to be an ancillary benefit to his destruction of illusions.
    That's total bullcrap.  How would this silencing have taken place?  Would Ronan Farrow been whacked?  Arrested, thrown in jail?  
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