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He was awesome. :nod: :nod:

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He walked 50k miles back and forth from Hudson’s Bay to the Canadian Rockies and mapped out the entire Columbia River basin. Unreal vertical which helped evade grizzlies but he was kind of a loaf on D. :ohno:
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JohnStOnge wrote:Ominous news with respect to the well being of our nation. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll...the gold standard poll...has Trump down's job approval down by only 3% to his disapproval among registered voters.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

That is a "statistical tie." There is not sufficient evidence to say more people in the population of registered disapprove of his job than approve of it or vice versa.

Also, the results are "significantly different" than those of the last ABC News Washington Post poll on the topic. It was conducted October 27 through 30, 2019 and had 59% disapproving of Trump's job vs. 39% approving.

As I've said many times the real problem we have in this country is that we have a lot of people who will approve of and even vote for an atrocity like Trump. And it's particularly bad among males.

In this latest ABC News/Washingtom Post poll it was 57% approve vs. 39% disapprove among males while it was 33% approve vs. 62% disapprove among females.

Bottom overall line is that during most of Trump's term you could take the ABC News Washington Post poll results to the bank as indicating that he was clearly under water in terms of Job approval. You can't do that with this latest one. Very sad.
I would like to think a significant percentage of those who approve do so because of the binary nature of our system and confirmation biased news. They hate Democrats, therefore Trump.
My thought was maybe it has something to do with taking Soleimani out. I actually was inclined to approve of that myself.

But in any case: The ABC News/Washington Post poll is very good. As I've posted in other threads I've looked up how that poll has done in national elections going back through 2008 and the most its point estimate has been off in terms of margin Democrat - Republican is 2.8 percentage points. A+ rated poll by 538 with a very small bias. When the ABC News/Washington Post poll indicates something its performance history says you need to take it seriously.

There's always the CHANCE that it's way off. That is the nature of survey sampling. But this ain't the Rasmussen poll. FAR more credibility.
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Obama called Trump a fascist. That explains so much about Obama.
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kalm wrote: but he was kind of a loaf on D.
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kalm wrote: but he was kind of a loaf on D.
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LAWL

It has come to this, apparently


https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/0 ... rindr.html


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CID1990 wrote:LAWL

It has come to this, apparently


https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/0 ... rindr.html


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Ivytalk wrote:
CID1990 wrote:LAWL

It has come to this, apparently


https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/0 ... rindr.html


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LOTY* nominee. :nod:

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I’m not even sure what this means or why she thinks she’s special. I guess she’s like a gay republican or something? I think we need a ruling from Dback on this one.
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Wanna see what the end of the “special relationship” looks like?

This is what it looks like:


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CID1990 wrote:LAWL

It has come to this, apparently


https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/0 ... rindr.html


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kalm wrote:
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There is a decent chance that the Welsh beat the Vikings over but they definitely didn't settle here outside of building a couple of temporary camps. There are a few stories based on a early poem that a bastard son of a Welsh prince left before his dad passed ,in order not to cause any trouble and set off West with a crew just to see where the wind would take them and they ran into North America.

Also ran across a report made by some early explorers of Tennessee, in a old book on the history of Tennessee, that stated they found some mummies wrapped in hides in a manner that was indicative of the early Vikings who were blond hair and blue eyed. The book also mentioned a stone fort foundations that was built in the Welsh style that was discovered. I have the book on Tennessee history somewhere on Microfiche, as the library system I ordered it though didn't have a paper copy to loan me so they gave me a Microfiche version.

There is also Lewis and Clarks reports of blue eyed natives among the Mandan Indians when they came up the Missouri.
David Thompson and other brits and Frenchmen were already just north of the Mandans 20 years ahead of the Corps of Discovery exploring out from York Factory and Saskatchewan house up all of the river systems. Pretty good chance someone made it south from there and got bizzy.
I would say more than busy (They were Frenchmen after all :mrgreen: ) but the reports that Lewis and Clark mention were not so recent as that. There were other factors such as the buffalo hide round boats they used for fishing which had a nearly identical design as to some early Welsh fishing boats and a few other items.

I don't doubt that there were multiple periods of contact over centuries, most of which were lost in the annals of time. My guess is that North America/South America have been discovered and re-discovered multiple times. Some people just like to wander and see what is over the next horizon. :thumb:
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https://theweek.com/articles/889882
Gordon Sondland, Trump's ambassador to the European Union who donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration, suffered a similar fate. In October, Trump said, "I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify." After Sondland spilled the beans about the Ukraine scandal in his testimony, Trump said of him, "I hardly know the gentleman," "I don't know him very well," and "This is not a man I know well."
That's another favorite dodge. Trump, who claimed to have "the world's greatest memory," quickly forgets people when they tell the truth about him.
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Ibanez wrote:https://theweek.com/articles/889882
Gordon Sondland, Trump's ambassador to the European Union who donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration, suffered a similar fate. In October, Trump said, "I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify." After Sondland spilled the beans about the Ukraine scandal in his testimony, Trump said of him, "I hardly know the gentleman," "I don't know him very well," and "This is not a man I know well."
That's another favorite dodge. Trump, who claimed to have "the world's greatest memory," quickly forgets people when they tell the truth about him.
Guess he should of donated more. :coffee:

That is the price to pay when one tries to buy power/favor.
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All is not completely lost in VA. VA still has a few (not many) rural donks from Trump districts..
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I don't think I need to link it if you've been watching the news. To me it's an example of how what people view as the "liberal media" can get on a jag that is not what liberals want to hear. It's the thing about how Trump has his highest approval rating ever now. It's based on him reaching 49% in the Gallup poll. I've been watching CNN and MSNBC since Gallup released the results and it's all over the place. People keep saying "he's at his highest approval rating ever."

But it's just one poll. If you look at the Real Clear Politics average page on that issue right now it shows seven polls that represent later periods than that Gallup poll and they have Trump's approval rating at 44, 43, 46, 46, 42, 48, and 44%. And the 48% is the Rasmussen poll. By he real clear politics average he has a 45.0% approval rating. His historical high approval rating in that average is 46.0% and he's been in the 45 through 46 range a number of times.

Don't bet me wrong: I do think he's had a bit of an uptick in approval rating, I think he's in one of his better positions in that regard relative to where he's been historically and that does disturb me. But I don't think he's in the best position of his Presidency. Also, there is good news in that the two polls up that were conducted entirely during February that aren't Rasmussen have him at -10 (44% approve, 54% disapprove) and -13 (42% approve, 55% disapprove).

But anyway I think the "liberal media" have been a little off the mark by trumpeting the idea that he's got the highest approval rating of his presidency because that happened with one poll and the rest of the polls don't say that.
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New news channel, the BNC:
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/black ... t-spectrum

Well, if you had a WNC, people would be calling that racist. Should this be any different?

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Criticizing Putin as dangerous as having dirt on the Clintons..
Anti-Putin blogger has throat slit in a hotel room after vocally opposing the Russian President

A Vladimir Putin critic has been found with his throat slit in what police are calling a "politically motivated" assassination in a French hotel.

Imran Aliev, 44, was found lying on the ground with "multiple wounds" in his chest and his throat slit with a bloodied knife next to it.

Aliev has been a strong critic of Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on his popular blog and youtube accounts for years, working under the pseudonyms of Mansur Stariy or Old Mansur.

His is the latest death to spark concerns of a Russian political hit squad running amok in Europe to hunt down any anti-establishment voices in hiding....
https://www.foxnews.com/world/anti-puti ... sident.amp

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BDKJMU wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:20 am
Criticizing Putin as dangerous as having dirt on the Clintons..
Anti-Putin blogger has throat slit in a hotel room after vocally opposing the Russian President

A Vladimir Putin critic has been found with his throat slit in what police are calling a "politically motivated" assassination in a French hotel.

Imran Aliev, 44, was found lying on the ground with "multiple wounds" in his chest and his throat slit with a bloodied knife next to it.

Aliev has been a strong critic of Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on his popular blog and youtube accounts for years, working under the pseudonyms of Mansur Stariy or Old Mansur.

His is the latest death to spark concerns of a Russian political hit squad running amok in Europe to hunt down any anti-establishment voices in hiding....
https://www.foxnews.com/world/anti-puti ... sident.amp
Amateurs. Clinton would have made it look like a suicide.
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AZGrizFan wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:24 am
BDKJMU wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:20 am
Criticizing Putin as dangerous as having dirt on the Clintons..


https://www.foxnews.com/world/anti-puti ... sident.amp
Amateurs. Clinton would have made it look like a suicide.
Amateurs. The Italians would have dumped his body in the river with cement shoes.

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CAA Flagship wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:34 am
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:24 am


Amateurs. Clinton would have made it look like a suicide.
Amateurs. The Italians would have dumped his body in the river with cement shoes.
Amateurs. The Irish would've made it look alcohol poisoning.
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Ice makes cool sounds as it falls down a 450 ft hole. 8-)
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AZGrizFan wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:24 am
BDKJMU wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:20 am
Criticizing Putin as dangerous as having dirt on the Clintons..


https://www.foxnews.com/world/anti-puti ... sident.amp
Amateurs. Clinton would have made it look like a suicide.
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BDKJMU wrote:Transgender sprinters finish 1st, 2nd at Connecticut girls indoor track championships

.....She recently finished second in the 55-meter dash at the state open indoor track championships. The winner, Terry Miller of Bloomfield High, is also transgender and set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds. Yearwood finished in 7.01 seconds and the third-place competitor, who is not transgender, finished in 7.23 seconds.

Miller and Yearwood also topped the 100-meter state championships last year, and Miller won the 300 this season....

....Connecticut is one of 17 states that allow transgender high school athletes to compete without restrictions, according to Transathlete.com, which tracks state policies in high school sports across the country....
https://washingtontimes.com/news/2019/f ... -sprinter/
Apparently one of them even had a full mustache to boot..

Somewhere along the line, some parents of HS girls are going to sue and win a major lawsuit, which will put an end to this.

Transgenders are still generating male hormones regardless of how many surgeries they get. They need to have their own classification.


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Conn. high school girls file lawsuit arguing that allowing transgender athletes to compete is sex discrimination
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Hope the real girls get a giant sum of $$. Need to put an end to this insanity.

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