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barton

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16515 on: July 11, 2019, 08:14:54 PM »

Tony.

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I wanted Marco Rubio for President of the USA, and I think that Marco would have been much better than Trump,     

Our cats have gagged up hairballs that would have been much better than Trump.

Reagan you love?   

Reagan slashed federal money to schools by a billion dollars. 

As a president who said "trees cause more pollution than automobiles do," Reagan issued leases for oil, gas, and coal development on tens of millions of acres of national lands. Reagan's appointee to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Anne Gorsuch, tried to gut the 1972 Clean Water Act, cut EPA funding by 25%, and mismanaged a $1.6 billion program to clean up hazardous waste dumps.

He spent 33 billion dollars on SDI, the "Star Wars" ray gun program that never worked.

Reagan believed that widespread freeloading plagued welfare and social programs. As Reagan slashed spending in his first term on programs such as food stamps and subsidized housing, the poverty rate climbed from 12% to 15% and unemployment rose from 7% to 11%.

Reagan broke his own vows not to make deals with terrorists or states that aided them. In the "Iran-Contra" scandal, Reagan's administration bypassed congressional restrictions on aiding Nicaragua's Contra guerilla fighters, in part by diverting money to them from the sale of missiles to Iran.

Reagan pledged during his 1980 campaign for president to balance the federal budget, but never submitted a balanced budget in his eight years in office. In 1981, the deficit was $79 billion and, in 1986, at the peak of his deficit spending, it stood at $221 billion. The federal debt was $994 billion when he took office in 1981 and grew to $2.9 trillion when his second term ended in 1989.

Yeah, "great" president!

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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16516 on: July 11, 2019, 08:22:42 PM »

News Item
Thursday, July 11, 2019


The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month.

The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 227.88 points, or 0.9% to 27,088.08. The Dow first closed above 26,000 in January of 2018, so it’s been a little more than a year-and-half trek between 1,000 point moves. The gains were largely driven by expectations the Fed will cut rates, insulating the market from a slowing economy and a trade battle with China.
The Dow now joins the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 in record territory.
96.056 million.

The economy is “roaring” yet the fed says it’s gonna cut interest rates...
Yep. Good time to invest. Money will be cheap. You know a real stimulus.

Don’t buy on margin, bruh...

(Roughly to the tune of ‘Give My Regards to Broadway’)

Put my dough on Wall Street
in early 1929.
When my stock went all the way up
my broker said a million bucks was mine!
Then the stock went down and
he told me it was just a scare.
Put my dough on old Wall Street
and now I sell my apples there!*

*One of those Mad Magazine parody tunes... I think.
And totally irrelevant.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16517 on: July 11, 2019, 08:46:21 PM »

According to Trump supporters, Reagan would have been a "snowflake."

Reagan did a lot of great things, and I believe that he really did love people. He was friends with Roy Rogers, and my Brother married Roy's Granddaughter, so I always heard great things about Reagan, we all loved Reagan.

Reagan made the immigrants legal, and he helped to improve the whole world economy. 

I did some work building a secret laboratory for the Star Wars program, and we did a lot of other stuff. I was employed because of the money spent on the Star Wars program. It created good jobs. And we made progress, we have new inventions, a lot of stuff is secret. If you worked in the defense industry, and aerospace, then you loved Reagan.

And if everyone was a Christian, then we would all help each other, we would help the poor, and the weak, and the needy, and we would welcome people to America.

Reagan made everyone legal, you gotta give him credit for that, he even made Tommy Chong legal, Chong is from Canada. 

The real Reagan supporters need to stand up in defense of our immigrants. Reagan loved the immigrants, and Reagan made the immigrants all legal.

Salute,

Tony V.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16518 on: July 11, 2019, 09:01:48 PM »

Work on the Star Wars program resulted in the invention of laser eye surgery.

The researchers made progress, and there are a lot of things that you do not know about, a lot of stuff is secret.

Salute,

Tony V.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16519 on: July 11, 2019, 09:02:49 PM »

Tony.



Yeah, "great" president!
It’s worth noting that Reagan inherited  6.6 per cent unemployment and left with the rate at 5.4.
If he cut “one $billion” from the Department of Education it resulted in a measly 7 per cent  of the Growth  in its budget. His biggest failure was not doing away with unnecessary Department.
As for SDI it effectively ended the Soviet Union.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16520 on: July 11, 2019, 10:09:01 PM »

News Item
Thursday, July 11, 2019


The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month.

The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 227.88 points, or 0.9% to 27,088.08. The Dow first closed above 26,000 in January of 2018, so it’s been a little more than a year-and-half trek between 1,000 point moves. The gains were largely driven by expectations the Fed will cut rates, insulating the market from a slowing economy and a trade battle with China.
The Dow now joins the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 in record territory.
96.056 million.

The economy is “roaring” yet the fed says it’s gonna cut interest rates...
Yep. Good time to invest. Money will be cheap. You know a real stimulus.

Don’t buy on margin, bruh...

(Roughly to the tune of ‘Give My Regards to Broadway’)

Put my dough on Wall Street
in early 1929.
When my stock went all the way up
my broker said a million bucks was mine!
Then the stock went down and
he told me it was just a scare.
Put my dough on old Wall Street
and now I sell my apples there!*

*One of those Mad Magazine parody tunes... I think.
And totally irrelevant.

Hubris...

Won’t save y’all from the guillotine...
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16521 on: July 11, 2019, 10:32:35 PM »

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/28/football/megan-rapinoe-jill-ellis-uswnt-womens-world-cup-spt-intl/index.html

Megan Rapinoe: 'You can't win a championship without gays'

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Really?
Wouldn't bet your house on it.

How would you avoid having them, oh discriminatory one?

Going to ask them their orientation before they join the team? Going to snoop around their private lives to check on them?!

I'd love to know.

If I were running the show I would select the best players.
There could come the day that they are not among the best players and don't deserve selection on merit.
What would you like..."gay quotas"?

Can you get any less clueful?!

If they select the best players, some of them are overwhelmingly likely to be gay.

Not because of quotas, but because of the combination of odds plus the change in the odds based on who goes into women's football.

In rugby, the chance of having no lesbians on our women's team are even lower.

Deal with it.

You are missing the larger point. Any championship team (or runner up or bottom feeder) on a team larger than a doubles in tennis will most likely have a few gay players on it. Gayness is a huge part of sports culture.

That was my point.

Did you mean that for Bambi-ignorance?
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16522 on: July 11, 2019, 10:35:40 PM »

News Item
Thursday, July 11, 2019


The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record high on Thursday, led by UnitedHealth shares, after testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week that signaled easier monetary policy could be implemented later this month.

The 30-stock average broke above 27,000 for the first time in its history, rising 227.88 points, or 0.9% to 27,088.08. The Dow first closed above 26,000 in January of 2018, so it’s been a little more than a year-and-half trek between 1,000 point moves. The gains were largely driven by expectations the Fed will cut rates, insulating the market from a slowing economy and a trade battle with China.
The Dow now joins the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 in record territory.
96.056 million.

The economy is “roaring” yet the fed says it’s gonna cut interest rates...
Yep. Good time to invest. Money will be cheap. You know a real stimulus.

Because one is needed. Got it.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16525 on: July 12, 2019, 07:20:15 AM »

But the stock market is booming!


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-farmers-lending-insight/wall-street-banks-bailing-on-troubled-u-s-farm-sector-idUSKCN1U618F

A redline by any name...

I feel badly for these folks, but they hitched their wagons to a bullshit artist...
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16526 on: July 12, 2019, 08:58:04 AM »

Work on the Star Wars program resulted in the invention of laser eye surgery.


Nonsense.   LASIK grew out of peacetime research on the laser at Bell Labs et al.   Feel free to provide evidence for your claims.   
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #16527 on: July 12, 2019, 09:00:06 AM »


As for SDI it effectively ended the Soviet Union.

Nonsense.   Feel free to provide evidence for your absurd talking point.   

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« Reply #16528 on: July 12, 2019, 09:34:54 AM »


As for SDI it effectively ended the Soviet Union.

Nonsense.   Feel free to provide evidence for your absurd talking point.
Who is the current President of the Soviet Union?
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« Reply #16529 on: July 12, 2019, 09:53:24 AM »

The fact that it ended is not in dispute.   Your assertion that SDI caused the dissolution of the CCCP is what is being challenged.   

I'll wait.
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