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Voting closed: November 24, 2018, 07:55:14 PM


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bambu-wisdom

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7140 on: Today at 02:28:50 AM »

On my tv news right now...the stoush in the White House;

para; "If I don't funding for my wall I will shut down the govt" - Trump.

Trump knows the wall must be built.
Americans are lucky to have him, he's for national security/border integrity.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7141 on: Today at 04:01:13 AM »

You’re not scared of trump because his fingers are too short to get all the way around your neck.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7142 on: Today at 08:09:05 AM »

 It's cute that Bambu thinks that Trump actually gives a damn about the wall being built.
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Well, he don't like the young folks I know. He told me one night on his radio show. He's got him a medal he won in the war. It weighs five-hundred pounds and it sleeps on his floor.

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7143 on: Today at 09:08:08 AM »

It's cute that Bambu thinks that Trump actually gives a damn about the wall being built.
Well, Pelosi thinks he wants the wall for roughly the same reason older men buy sports cars.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7144 on: Today at 09:52:43 AM »

Our wall will be the largest and hardest wall ever erected.   
 
Then athletic young men will climb up and down it,  all day.   Mmm.

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7146 on: Today at 10:02:05 AM »

It's cute that Bambu thinks that Trump actually gives a damn about the wall being built.

He has spent his adult life building (shit) things and putting his name on them.  That, and the fact that I think the xenophobic impulses behind the wall are coming from a real place within him, make me think that it may be one of the few policy items he actually cares about.

Simple question remains; if your proposal is the right thing to do, then why do you need to lie to justify it?

https://www.mediaite.com/online/trumps-dhs-cant-back-up-his-lie-about-catching-10-terrorists-at-border/
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7147 on: Today at 10:08:51 AM »

Jared and Ivanka make big money from Opportunity Zone program they pushed...


https://apnews.com/37b731bd1cc443fa953b112b7afe879a

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While the Opportunity Zone program mostly targets census tracts of high poverty and unemployment, it also allows “contiguous” tracts that might not be low-income, but are close enough to deprived communities to be eligible.

Critics say that could allow developers to cash in by targeting zones already teeming with investment and gentrified neighborhoods. Amazon’s recent decision to locate a new headquarters in the bustling New York City neighborhood of Long Island City, for example, drew rebukes following reports it was in an Opportunity Zone.

A study by the Urban Institute in Washington found that nearly a third of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones nationwide — and all 13 of the ones containing Kushner properties — were showing signs of heavy investment and gentrification, based on such factors as rent increases and the percentage of college-educated residents....     

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7148 on: Today at 10:52:09 AM »

Jared and Ivanka make big money from Opportunity Zone program they pushed...


https://apnews.com/37b731bd1cc443fa953b112b7afe879a

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While the Opportunity Zone program mostly targets census tracts of high poverty and unemployment, it also allows “contiguous” tracts that might not be low-income, but are close enough to deprived communities to be eligible.

Critics say that could allow developers to cash in by targeting zones already teeming with investment and gentrified neighborhoods. Amazon’s recent decision to locate a new headquarters in the bustling New York City neighborhood of Long Island City, for example, drew rebukes following reports it was in an Opportunity Zone.

A study by the Urban Institute in Washington found that nearly a third of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones nationwide — and all 13 of the ones containing Kushner properties — were showing signs of heavy investment and gentrification, based on such factors as rent increases and the percentage of college-educated residents....     

I'm not a genius, but it seems when people are willing to invest in a certain area of a city that this benefits that area in ways that create more economic opportunity. That said, however, the economic opportunities can only be seized by those who have the education and means to do so. I don't see "gentrification" as a bad thing, but rather it so often a word that is used to keep neighborhoods entrenched in a failure to thrive mode, or kept from transitioning to improved economic activity.

In Philadelphia, there have been numerous neighborhoods that have turned around and now benefit from the shops, restaurants, bars, and other opportunities that emerged through gentrification. Areas like Fishtown, Northern Liberties, and of late, Brewerytown, have turned from impoverished regions of no hope to places where people wish to live and work.

That people are displaced by such changes is a force that has always existed in the USA.

Always.

And if the cities are attracting a more educated populace, then the value of the properties in the area will naturally increase. The potential for a long term benefits to a given city is greater.

No one wanted to live in Jersey City or Hoboken in the 1970's. That's not the case, now. Is that really such a terrible thing?



 
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7149 on: Today at 11:31:18 AM »

Jared and Ivanka make big money from Opportunity Zone program they pushed...


https://apnews.com/37b731bd1cc443fa953b112b7afe879a

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While the Opportunity Zone program mostly targets census tracts of high poverty and unemployment, it also allows “contiguous” tracts that might not be low-income, but are close enough to deprived communities to be eligible.

Critics say that could allow developers to cash in by targeting zones already teeming with investment and gentrified neighborhoods. Amazon’s recent decision to locate a new headquarters in the bustling New York City neighborhood of Long Island City, for example, drew rebukes following reports it was in an Opportunity Zone.

A study by the Urban Institute in Washington found that nearly a third of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones nationwide — and all 13 of the ones containing Kushner properties — were showing signs of heavy investment and gentrification, based on such factors as rent increases and the percentage of college-educated residents....     

I'm not a genius, but it seems when people are willing to invest in a certain area of a city that this benefits that area in ways that create more economic opportunity. That said, however, the economic opportunities can only be seized by those who have the education and means to do so. I don't see "gentrification" as a bad thing, but rather it so often a word that is used to keep neighborhoods entrenched in a failure to thrive mode, or kept from transitioning to improved economic activity.

In Philadelphia, there have been numerous neighborhoods that have turned around and now benefit from the shops, restaurants, bars, and other opportunities that emerged through gentrification. Areas like Fishtown, Northern Liberties, and of late, Brewerytown, have turned from impoverished regions of no hope to places where people wish to live and work.

That people are displaced by such changes is a force that has always existed in the USA.

Always.

And if the cities are attracting a more educated populace, then the value of the properties in the area will naturally increase. The potential for a long term benefits to a given city is greater.

No one wanted to live in Jersey City or Hoboken in the 1970's. That's not the case, now. Is that really such a terrible thing?

Opportunity Zones are a tax based incentive program to develop projects in low-income areas that otherwise would not be profitable for them.

So providing tax incentives in places where a development would already be profitable and a project would happen anyway is taking taxpayer money and adding it to developer profits with the public enjoying no discernible benefit in increased economic activity.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7150 on: Today at 12:10:03 PM »

36 months for Cohen...
 

Pussy payoffs are the least of Trump’s problems... #RUSSIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj1FifK3bbg
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #7151 on: Today at 12:31:23 PM »

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wants To Be Remembered For Being ‘Transparent And Honest’
My God.....she's as delusional as her boss.
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