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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by electrolyte, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. DCI

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    Went back and looked at my 2018 New Year's prediction to see how I did.

    Other than the Russia investigation not drowning everything out yet, I think I did pretty good there!

    Anyone going to give 2019 a shot, or is it just going to be me again? This one will be a lot harder to guess...
     
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    There probably won't be any legislation passed much this year. But that is what we voted for, a divided legislature to keep Trump under control.
    Money running out? Did you include the riots that will be about to start? We're being pitted against each other whether it's rich against the poor or other way around or Americans against immigrants.
    And have you ever been in a grocery store when the food stamp cards get shut off? I have. It ain't pretty.
     
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    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/opinion/trump-evangelicals-cyrus-king.html

    If I didn't know it before, now I do. The Christian right has lost or perhaps not found their ever loving minds. Any self respecting Persian will tell you that Cyrus was the intelligent king who led them into civilization. Whether it's true or not, it's something they take very strongly. Trump is attempting to make Luddites out of all of us.
     
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    not working for me this morning.
     
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    Trump to 'take over' the airwaves tomorrow night in 'prime time' (the major networks will be covering his 'speech').

    I'm guessing he's going to declare a National Emergency?

    Why can't we just DTMFA?:arghh:

    eta: Oh, oops. Surprise. Perhaps he lied, and the networks have not yet agreed to turn over airtime to him........
     
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    This is going to be an egregious misuse of emergency funds.
     
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    Time to think ... before tonight.

    I've seen the nations rise and fall
    I've heard their stories, heard them all
    But love's the only engine of survival
    Your servant here, he has been told
    To say it clear, to say it cold
    It's over, it ain't going
    Any further
    And now the wheels of heaven stop
    You feel the devil's riding crop
    Get ready for the future
    It is murder

    Leonard Cohen - The Future
     
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    And for the wall - "there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

     
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    [​IMG]

    lol

    The media sucks so bad
     
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    Have you seen this piece from Time? http://time.com/5496179/mike-pence-donald-trump-border-wall-proposal-shutdown-democrats/

    Especially note this passage: "Democrats remain in lockstep that the government needs to reopen before they will pick up talks about Trump’s plans along the U.S.-Mexican border, while Pence reiterated Monday, “The President is not going to reopen the federal government with a promise that negotiations will begin thereafter.”"

    So Trump and Co. are deliberately holding America hostage.
     
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    Just a thought here.
    https://www.nationalenquirer.com/ce...ren-sanchez-cheating-affair-photos-exclusive/
    Isn't the guy that runs the Enquirer the one that is friends with Trump and who covered up a lot of Trump's "activities?" Trump has a grudge or so it seems with Bezos. Even though this mountain was probably going to fall anyway, maybe it had a bit of help getting sped up? Reminds me of Nixon and his dirty tricks.
     
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    "There is, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets through"

    “I’ll tell you, to me, the second-most important thing after love what you do is never, ever give up,” Trump told the students, motioning his hands and raising his index finger the same way he does at campaign rallies today. “Don’t give up. Don’t allow it to happen. If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it. Go over it. Go around it. But get to the other side of that wall.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...d-commencement-speech/?utm_term=.a5a10bf9ccad
     
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    I heard about this... makes me chuckle every time I read about this. The wall is such a waste of taxpayer funds.
     
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