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Reply on October 24, 2017 11:37 PM
You got that right!
Reply on October 25, 2017 12:13 AM
Trump is as human as you...careful is he who judges too harshly. this man has been attacked day and night since before taking office....
He is no less guilty of slinging hash and attacking others. You know that recon... you know that. He slams any and all who don?t kiss his arsenal .
Careful is he who judges to harshly... each and everyone of us are guilty of judging errantly and without cause... you included...but I do not think any of us who strive very hard to be a good person and have good values are judging this man errantly.
It is extremely difficult to not judge a person by his over the top, disrespectful, demonstrable actions.
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Reply on October 25, 2017 12:39 AM
Very good ;-)
Reply on October 25, 2017 03:46 AM
Yes, yes, yes, Recon, all well and good, but you still haven't told me what your 'maverick' is actually doing besides being a maverick. What is all this bluff and bluster actually achieving?
And Jimi's right, you know. I don't know you personally, but I recall some of the conversations we've had on here, in which the nature she speaks of shines through. We know you care. What I'm trying to suggest is that just because someone shoots their mouth off with all the diplomacy of an undiplomatic brick, doesn't make them a maverick saviour, who will right the wrongs of poverty and injustice.
So, I ask again:
What has he done for the handicapped?
What has he done for the homeless?
What has he done for the sick?
What has he done to improve education?
What has he done that will make YOUR life better?
Let's give the guy a chance, he's only been in office for a short time: substitute 'what has he done' for 'what does he propose to do'? Has he any policies beyond immigration, wall-building and giving big business carte-blanche to do what they like as long as they do it in America?
I sincerely want to know. I understand that all I see is the silly, celebrity-style twitter arguments and the frankly dangerous foreign policy, so what does he intend to do about grass roots local concerns? Education. Welfare. Poverty.
A true 'maverick' in your country would be a real, grass roots labour leader. Somebody who is actually 'left wing', not the rather strange, arty-farty notion you guys seem to have of the 'left'. Somebody on the side of the workers, for a change.
If you can show me that Trump is the man to keep business fair to its employees, ensuring through regulation that they have a safe work environment, and are paid a decent wage for a decent day's work. If you can point to me where, in his policies, Trump addresses concerns about low wages, poor working conditions and excessive working hours. If you can show me where, in Trump's policies, the penalising of those with poor health will be ended, then maybe, just maybe, I'll see the 'maverick' who might make a difference.
Show me. I'm reading ...
Reply on October 25, 2017 10:03 AM
I dont know Emma....if he will. my whole life's experience here as a citizen believing in politicians has been disappointing. I'm sure though that had he lost....there would be no wonder at all. I will wait in hope a lil' longer.
Reply on October 25, 2017 10:16 AM
I just want to make it clear, I am not against conservative beliefs and values. In fact there?s much to be said. I am in between liberal and conservative. However, I detest those who hold a high office ...in this case highest office... and who choose to deliberately bastardize the conservative values and wield their influence to change it?s narrative. When will you have enough of this?
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Reply on October 25, 2017 11:49 AM << Modifed October 25 at 12:28PM >>
I'm not really concerned about labels, conservative, liberal, and all the others mean little to me...trump has been good at defining just what we don't need as the leader of this country..and to me, anyone that stands by him, must believe in him, as a person...good for them if they want a man lacking in decency, integrity, compassion, and can be satisfied with his words, and deeds...I cannot!
I'm so glad that finally, for whatever reason, some of the now sitting republicans have the courage to speak out with the reality of just who we have as president of this country.
I only hope there will be more...how is it that the average person right here on this site, can see, what it seems few in congress can...are they so concerned with losing their precious seats in congress, with all the prestige that come with that position?...yes indeed they are....and it seems they have forgotten/ignored what should be expected from our president...because of that they are able to consistently overlook what he says, does, and stands for...and his followers will never leave his side..
Just Some Thoughts!
Reply on November 2, 2017 11:37 PM
Today, Trump nominated Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen as the chair of the Federal Reserve. My guess is this monetary policy neophyte nominee will please Wall Street, and more importantly the Bilderberg Group. However, if Trump plans to deliver on his America first agenda, he needs to begin the process of eliminating the Federal Reserve and putting banking back under the control of the people. With a great part of the FANG stocks under scrutiny for possible legislation to restrict their activities, now is the perfect opportunity. Let's do this!
Reply on November 3, 2017 06:23 PM
What do you call it when you're all steamed up 'cause a guy's been eyeing your gal, and you confront him, only to find out he's cross-eyed and never had inclinations on your woman? ... A near-phyte. :-)
Now, having read ONLY the last page of this thread, you can guess I have much to say on this topic.
The American Federal Reserve banking system is like a cancer that has metamorphosized into the left ventricle. Try to cut it out, and you'd be f***ing with the heart of the nation's economy.
Serious bio-economic engineering would be required to restructure the nation's fiscal circulatory system.
Good luck finding surgeons that can, and are willing to, perform such a mammoth operation.
Furthermore, ... (I'm done)
Reply on November 6, 2017 11:27 PM
Well you might be just the man to head up the committee to realign the Federal Reserve, Dis. Clearly you have a deep and abiding appreciation for the difficulty of the task.
Here's some information to help you on your way. With the leak of the Paradise Papers it has been learned that Trump's Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, has maintained a few billion in the Russia petro-chem giant, Navigator, a shipping company. A wee disclosure he forgot to reveal at his Congressional hearing. Oops. These things happen.
But apparently the Secretary of Commerce doesn't think there's anything improper about his business link to Putin's inner circle. Of course with a new chair of the Fed, who knows nothing about monetary policy, things could work out quite positively for a few folks. It's also worth noting Ross left his position as vice-chair of the Bank of Cyprus just prior to accepting his cabinet post in Trump's inner circle. The Bank of Cyprus is widely known as synonymous for Russian money laundering. No wonder Putin gets so cranky about sanctions and particularly the Magnitsky Act.
Also worth noting, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner backed Facebook and Twitter. He also has links to the Kremlin, so who knows this might help you on your way.
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