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by JohnStOnge
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 4497
Views: 238767

Re: The Official

Your outlook is based entirely on speculation. You have no data-based basis for your position. What is the "normal business cycle?" What's going on now is different in many ways. But there is absolutely no evidence that Trump made a difference. Here is an article on the fact that we are n...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 4497
Views: 238767

Re: The Official

Most “continuations” die out in a normal business cycle. To what, pray tell, do we attribute this particular one breaking so many long-standing records? And as Flaggy stated, in the face of Fed headwinds that Obama didn’t have to face? Your outlook is based entirely on speculation. You have no data...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's American Purity Test
Replies: 37
Views: 577

Re: Trump's American Purity Test

I got a kick out of him today saying people who don't want to fight for the country should leave. Does that mean he should leave since he didn't want to fight for the country when his time came? President bone spurs. This guy is horrible. You people who support him, and you know who your are, should...
by JohnStOnge
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Justin Amash declares his independence
Replies: 73
Views: 1664

Re: Justin Amash declares his independence

So Amash is now thrashing Trump on Twitter for the “go back” tweets against the Gang of Four or whatever you call them. He’s turning into a self-righteous common scold who wants to be the CNN Pinup Boy of 2019. He’s catching “Kasich disease.” I could get tired of Amash real quick. Ya think? Amash h...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Justin Amash declares his independence
Replies: 73
Views: 1664

Re: Justin Amash declares his independence

But Jeff Flake is still a Republican. And, rather than switch to independent, Flake pulled a “brave, brave Sir Robin” and buggered off. He’s now a well-compensated consultant to CBS News, thus becoming the MSM’s favorite Republican du jour. Equating Jeff Flake with Justin Amash doesn’t pass the lau...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 58852

Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/MRWxNS4_RjttoVrIyjJBHe073do=/767x0/smart/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/JSQBV2VAHQI6TA7DIX663DUNFY.jpg What's interesting about that is that Trump does not have a "clear advantage" over any of the Democrat choices offer...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 58852

Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

:nod: Especially considering the age gap. I saw some posting by an alleged member of the Wharton School admissions team saying that, back in the 1960s when Drumpf applied, the acceptance rate was over 50%. It’s now around 7%. I don’t think you can call Drumpf brilliant by virtue of that acceptance....
by JohnStOnge
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 3117
Views: 189521

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Here's something you can find on the internet from the US State Department on El Salvador: https://www.osac.gov/Country/ElSalvador/Content/Detail/Report/d1222be6-4e5d-461f-912c-15f4aec90b02 It's not that it's the absolute worst. You can see from the overall travel advisory page at https://travel.st...
by JohnStOnge
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 3117
Views: 189521

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Come on, CID, why would we take your first-person, actually-been-there viewpoint when JSO has stats he's looked up on the internet. :rofl: It’s a hellhole, Ganny I tell you I actually had to do my OWN GROCERY SHOPPING SOMETIMES The struggle in El Salvador is real Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk ...
by JohnStOnge
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 3117
Views: 189521

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Here's something you can find on the internet from the US State Department on El Salvador: https://www.osac.gov/Country/ElSalvador/Content/Detail/Report/d1222be6-4e5d-461f-912c-15f4aec90b02 It's not that it's the absolute worst. You can see from the overall travel advisory page at https://travel.sta...
by JohnStOnge
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 3117
Views: 189521

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

It is hardly noticeable, John. The rate could be the same in New Orleans and you wouldn’t know it. And the murder rate in El Sal is largely the Maras killing each other, with nobody seeing anything. And for every piece of turf controlled by the Maras, there is another that is not. These “asylees” c...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread
Replies: 1632
Views: 58852

Re: 2020 Democratic Nomination Process Mega-thread

BDKJMU wrote:Anyone catch earlier in the week when Biden called AOC “brilliant” Lawl, he’s truly lost it if he believes she’s brilliant.. :rofl:


She's more brilliant than Trump is.
by JohnStOnge
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Women's World Cup
Replies: 220
Views: 4964

Re: Women's World Cup

I have always said that I don't like the over the top celebration stuff with men's athletics. There's no double standard. To me the video below shows how someone should conduct themselves. It's a long video but if you watch it for any length of time you see no excessive celebration. Any time they ru...
by JohnStOnge
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Women's World Cup
Replies: 220
Views: 4964

Re: Women's World Cup

The behavior of the US womens' soccer team is somewhat embarrassing. They are pricks. I am calling for a game between the US womens' team and the US mens' teams so we can kill two birds with one stone. 1) The US womens' team can get the crap kicked out of it and learn some humility. 2) The US women...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Chinese Trade War
Replies: 167
Views: 5874

Re: Chinese Trade War

The big thing is that Chinese leaders can play the long game and US leaders cannot. That horse is dead, John The answer is to acknowledge the advantages of their dictatorial system and then do nothing. That’s what you’re arguing for. I suppose so. But the bottom line is that people in the United St...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Border Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 900

Re: Border Controversy

Here's what I think is a good analysis of the apprehensions trend: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/new-border-apprehensions-data-shows-families-arriving-at-the-u-s-border-at-unprecedented-levels/ Only thing is the article says that the 132,887 apprehended in May, 2019, was the highest number sinc...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 4497
Views: 238767

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

[ And not to make excuses for Trump, but it's clear there that he has no **** clue what a "rampart" is. I must admit that I didn't know what it was either until I decided to look it up today. I always thought it was kind of an earthen wall. Kind of a levee looking thing. Now I see that's ...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Border Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 900

Re: Border Controversy

Here's what I think is a good analysis of the apprehensions trend: https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/new-border-apprehensions-data-shows-families-arriving-at-the-u-s-border-at-unprecedented-levels/ Only thing is the article says that the 132,887 apprehended in May, 2019, was the highest number since...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Border Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 900

Re: Border Controversy

And BTW I think the main reason for the congestion is a change in practice. I think that in previous years most of the immigrants we see being held in these centers now would've been released. I think Trump changed things so that they are trying to detain and hold a lot of them and that's what's cau...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Border Controversy
Replies: 34
Views: 900

Re: Border Controversy

Totally a valid point 89hen... which I think is why we've also got a 50% take up rate on "Border Crisis" vs. this is old news and who cares :nod: We just happen to have a president that feels very strongly about the ongoing immigration trend and not so strongly about the Chinese Hoax The ...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 4497
Views: 238767

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Best comment on the video: "The revolutionary army was also the first to use cyber warfare. Not many people know that." :lol: And not to make excuses for Trump, but it's clear there that he has no **** clue what a "rampart" is. So I think in his mind as it's scrolling up the tel...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Justin Amash declares his independence
Replies: 73
Views: 1664

Re: Justin Amash declares his independence

They took different paths. But neither of them went down the road of sacrificing their integrity in order to stay in office as a Republican. Flake chose to give up his office. Amash may try to stay in office as an independent. Also, it's not so much about how Flake and Amash voted. It's about the f...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Justin Amash declares his independence
Replies: 73
Views: 1664

Re: Justin Amash declares his independence

But Jeff Flake is still a Republican. And, rather than switch to independent, Flake pulled a “brave, brave Sir Robin” and buggered off. He’s now a well-compensated consultant to CBS News, thus becoming the MSM’s favorite Republican du jour. Equating Jeff Flake with Justin Amash doesn’t pass the lau...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 4497
Views: 238767

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

Fracking should get a lot of credit. It's the emergence of the US being a net producer of natural gas that has coincided with this extended run of prosperity. It's amazing how much smoother things go when you don't have a third-world cartel constantly in charge of disrupting the energy markets. And...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 4497
Views: 238767

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

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The Buffoonery is STRONG in this one.


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