Trump, the first 100 and Broken Promises
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Apr 25, 2017 - 6:01am
Trump, the first 100 and Broken Promises

I was thinking the other day that historically people have rarely been so interrupted or disturbed by a President, their politics or lack thereof.  The policies yes, but not the person themselves.  We just go about our lives and complain. I have never seen such conflict or press on a President.  So I did a tad bit of research on what is happening currently, it is still ongoing but here are some observations.  I know some of you will have huge problems with this but its what I have seen and researched either by person to person interview, or utilizing reliable research.   Promises to the regular guy, a learning curve and broken promises, along with a bad budget.   *After a HUGE tax break by Pence which will cost the State millions and a highly publicized effort on Trumps part, Carrier still cut 600 jobs this m…

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Is Berkeley really so unsafe that consertatives ri…

Recently UC Berkeley prevented Ann Coulter, who is a self proclaimed conservative, from visiting the school as an invited speaker, saying they believed the liberal community would riot violently if they knew where she was speaking.   This reminds me of past threats of racial violence …

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:15pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 9:43pm
  • - by Bill H.
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President Trump - It's Time for a Third Party

As the 100th day of the Trump Presidency approaches, it strikes me at just how openly partisan our mainstream media has become, and how foolish at least 50% of our electorate is for believing so much of what is broadcast.   "President Trump has Record Low Approval afte…

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:12pm
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Michael Savage thinks O'Reilly's the victim here

[Cross-posted at .]   Feels like it’s better to stand back and observe things these days rather than plunge into the world of “alternative facts.” The other day, for example, I observed on the radio, if that’s possible, irate conservative callers on the Michael Savage s…

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:40am
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It's OK, I'm a Capitalist

I had some work done on my home by a contractor. I was very specific about what I wanted done. There were other things wrong with my house but I told the contractor to ignore them. Three weeks later I called the contractor and accused them of not fixing all of the problems, and if they didn’t …

Apr 23, 2017 - 1:57pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 2:30pm
  • - by John G
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A FEW WORDS ABOUTSNOWFLAKES

I was walking out of a restaurant recently when I overheard one of those “Make America Great Again” hat-wearing clods complaining loudly. He was ranting and raving about “liberal snowflakes” who “love gender-neutral bathrooms” and don’t realize that terroris…

Apr 26, 2017 - 5:34am
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 9:51pm
  • - by Bill H.
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French Presidential Elections, FirstRound

Eleven candidates for the first round of the French presidential elections. Each of them has some good ideas. Meaning, all of them have some bad ideas. Four of them may hope to reach the second round.   The usual classification is this: Marine Le Pen, extreme right, Francois Fillon, right, Emm…

Apr 23, 2017 - 10:24pm
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HOW TO BALANCE THE BUDGET EASY

How to balance the Budget Way back when LBJ invented Medicare without a way to pay for it. Remember GUNS and Butter? Well he hit the Social Security fund. They were buying Treasuries and suing the interest tp pay. It was supposed to  be just for SS and nothing else. Well LBJ starting using the …

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:09pm
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When the PC culture goes toofar…

I read the post and then reread it… twice, unable to believe my eyes. A teenager in the States had poured out his heart explaining how he understood how marginalized a teenager in Canada felt. He was gay, his family would not accept that and treated him badly. His peers at school thought he…

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:08pm
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The Mother of All Warnings North Korea

Armada was an apt description by President Donald Trump for his naval campaign against North Korea,a fleet of warships.”an armada of destroyers, minesweepers, and gunboats” since the term originated with the royal fleet of the Spanish Empire that was set ablaze and blown to smithereens o…

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:53am
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The Phenomenon: TrashingTrump

Donald Trump’s stunning win that fateful Tuesday, defying all the estimates – suggested there were was a shift in thinking. 2016 was really a humbling year for the reporter and journalist, and democrat. Predictions were shattered, polls discredited, facts eschewed and rationali…

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:28pm
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 9:59pm
  • - by Bill H.
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Giving and Taking, Psychology, BS

Having studied psychology at the college level and gotten all A's, I think my thoughts in this area should be respected. Oh, and since college I have actually spent time thinking about this. Real time. Quiet time. Deep thoughts. Here goes.   I do not think it is valid to say that giving is bett…

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:45pm
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Is There Life for Black America After President Ob…

  On November 4, 2008, the 56th quadrennial United States presidential election was held. A changing of the guard was taking place. Republican President George W. Bush’s policies faced a stunning defeat and America was connecting with the campaign slogan of the junior Democratic Senator…

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:09pm
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The Fed Strill has Power

The Fed Still has Power When I was having a dinner conversation years ago with a Chairman of major New York bank about the power of the Fed I happen mentioned “they can always raise the reserve requirements for banks.” His face turned deep red his facial expression was like he was being …

Apr 23, 2017 - 10:12pm
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What does the Fed actually do?

It runs the interbank payments system. It lends the commercial banks and LFIs reserves on demand at interest. It does not lend the government $US to spend. It cannot spend into the private sector. It cannot increase the 'money supply' whatever that is. It can only set interest rates in complian…

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:56am
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  • - Apr 27, 2017 - 3:55am
  • - by John G
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How to spot a fake news story

There’s , and there’s . There’s spin, and then there’s such complete imbecilic fuckery disguised as “reporting,” that the moment you read it, you should ridicule it and block the site. Anyone with a shred of knowledge or an inclination to check actual links in …

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:49am
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DID 9/11 REALLY DESTROY AMERICA?

A friend with whom I have an on-going converation about whether 9/11 was an act of terror or a conspiracy by a "sinister thrid party" sent me the following reading, . Here is what I wrote him:   "Yes, we have been here before, and clearly the issue is not about to go away.   "Th…

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:36am
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LESSON UNLEARNED

LESSON UNLEARNED   The mantra rang across the land and echoed with astounding reverberation. “Hope and Change”. The simple sound byte that swept a relative unknown into the highest office in this nation.   Eight years after a mixture of failures and successes another mantra ro…

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:40pm
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Explaining Myself Standing on a Soapbox #MondayBlo…

I totally get why people would want to tune all out politics. What’s going on in our country right now is an effing fiasco; a train wreck of epic proportions; a depressing, dismaying, infuriating, shocking clusterf**k of authoritarianism, fascism and isolationism. Who wouldn’t want to b…

Apr 23, 2017 - 3:16pm
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The Top 3 Game Changing Industries

 Bob Dylan said in the early sixties; "the times they are a changin".  One of the constants of life is change. When we cease to change we die. However many want to think they live in a permanent cocoon, and live their lives based on how things operated in the past. And it is this resistanc…

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:01am
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The Merrits of Guaranteed Jobs

Not since the Great Depression has the private sector been unable to provide an adequate number of full time job.  The real unemployment rate is not measured by the BOL.  Credible estimates of the unemployed and those working part time but needing and wanting full time employment are somew…

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:24pm
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Even Numbers Equal AllNumbers

What if I told you something that seems to contradict common sense, but nonetheless is true?   Well, here it is. A paradox of numbers.   There are as many even numbers as there are even numbers plus odd numbers.   Read it again to make sure you’ve got the concept.  …

Apr 24, 2017 - 3:10pm
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  • - by Leroy
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Reasons to seek prosperity

At any given moment, it may help me to have an actual reason to seek prosperity.  As my moods and POV change from day to day, however, a reason that I may have believed in one day, may not be credible the next:  “I’m not feelin’ it.”  So I may do well to have s…

Apr 24, 2017 - 8:59am
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