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  • mhgaffney
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    Originally posted by Taco John View Post
    The market has a lot more plummeting to do. We bailed out the banks and kicked the can down the road in 2008. What's happening now is just the eventual results of those actions. Something was going to trigger the collapse eventually. Here we are.

    There's no need to panic. There is a plan in place that has been worked on for some time. The operation behind Trump has not only known this was coming, but has been planning for it for a long time. We're about to see an upheaval of our economic system. The debt based Federal Reserve system is on the ropes.
    Unfortunately, the CIA provides the storm troopers to back up the Federal Reserve system. Moreover, the Fed was created by an act of Congress in 1913, and only Congress can abolish it. Trump does not have the authority to do so.

    The Democrats are wedded to the Wall Street banking elite, including the Fed, and they will never agree to join with Republicans -- not even to save the country by abolishing the Fed. It's also unlikely the Republicans will gain control over Congress. Even if they did - would they support a bill to abolish the Fed? Nt likely. They will betray Trump before doing so.

    Why is this? Because The two parties are actually two sides of the same coin. Despite the bad blood between them, they are BOTH owned by the banking elite.

    Trump is the odd one out, here, and is barely able to maintain his base of support among republicans.

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  • mhgaffney
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    Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post

    The first thing to do is refuse to believe conspiracists, mythologists and cultists.

    In a crisis, reality is the issue, not fantasy.
    Agreed. And the first conspiracy theory we should reject out of hand is the official narrative about what happened on September 11, 2001. That's the most wacko conspiracy theory I ever heard.



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  • nyuk nyuk
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    Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post

    Gee. I changed it to "white supremacist authoritarian nationalist." Is that better? Anyway, after some of your most recent comments, I think the better title for you would be "scumbag."
    You're wrong on everything but the nationalist part, but you're quite the weaver of straw men anyway. Anything to demonize your opponents to the utmost you'll probably do.

    And you're still a grandstanding little bitch that intentionally uses alarmist language to refer to people you dislike. This all pre-planned.

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  • nyuk nyuk
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    Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
    motherjones.com
    What exactly do you think a publication like that is going to say? Oh I know! It's all the OTHER guy's fault.

    Do you really think any semblance of even-handed journalism is going to come from these people?

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  • Rohirrim
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    Originally posted by nyuk nyuk View Post

    You really should make sure someone actually adheres to Nazism before using that as a slur. Otherwise you're just another grandstanding little bitch.
    Gee. I changed it to "white supremacist authoritarian nationalist." Is that better? Anyway, after some of your most recent comments, I think the better title for you would be "scumbag."

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  • nyuk nyuk
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    Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post

    Ignorant Nazi. Squealing about socialism while your cult leader passes out checks and subsidizes corporations.
    You really should make sure someone actually adheres to Nazism before using that as a slur. Otherwise you're just another grandstanding little bitch.

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  • Rohirrim
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    Originally posted by TonyR View Post
    I think the real decline started with the scorched earth politics of Newt Gingrich and the rise of the Tea Party. Trump is the natural conclusion (who was, in fact, urged to run by Newt - who also gave Hannity his start).

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...jerBQERovvQ8SU

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  • mhgaffney
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    The Fed Reopens Its Landfill for Distressed Assets
    By Mike Whitney
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/54049.htm

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  • mhgaffney
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    Originally posted by TonyR View Post
    And look at the candidate the Democrats have served up...Biden...who can't put three coherent sentences together. This is the best the US has to offer?

    Our two party system is terminally dysfunctional. It serves power...meaning the 1%.

    Trump is the anti hero. I agree this is not a solution. But the truth is, Trump is not the problem, he's merely a symptom of our deep malaise. Take a good look in the mirror. The US today is owned and run by banksters and industrialists. They make a show of democracy but it's a fig leaf. The US is a fascist predatory capitalist nation. That's what we have become. Take a good look.

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  • Rohirrim
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    When you are in a cult, you believe the cult leader. You don't listen to anything anybody has to say outside the cult. That's how cults work.

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  • L.A. BRONCOS FAN
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    Originally posted by nyuKKK

    Yet again blowhard leftists who claim Trump "bungles" and otherwise the virus situation but can't lay out in detail what exactly he's doing wrong and also quite importantly what they think should have been done to save the day. You would think these pundits are just dying inside of guilt that they've kept this amazing knowledge to themselves and have thus far not to share it as they fixate on Trump's supposed wrongs.
    The facts have already been "laid out" any number of times.

    It's no one else's fault you're either too slow or too invested in covering for Dear Leader to comprehend them.


    Trump spent weeks downplaying the coronavirus. He’s now pretending that never happened.


    The president’s claim that he’s always taken the coronavirus “very seriously,” refuted by the president.

    The president spent the first six weeks of the outbreak insisting that the situation was under control. He even characterized Democratic criticism of the federal government’s response, which has been lowlighted by an inability to test sufficient numbers of people for the virus, as “their new hoax.”



    ...CNN ran a segment Wednesday highlighting the disconnect between Trump’s public statements now and what he’s been saying the past six weeks.

    As the media continues to cover the story, it’s important to hold the president accountable for his actions — and inactions. Trump lost valuable time ignoring expert calls to act. He also actively spread misinformation. Real people’s lives were harmed and we shouldn’t forget it. Here’s a look back at Trump’s evolution over the two months.

    Trump gutted the government’s pandemic response capability and then downplayed the seriousness of an ensuing pandemic

    As my colleague German Lopez detailed last week, two years ago Trump and then-National Security Adviser John Bolton disbanded a White House agency that was set up by the Obama administration to lead federal preparation and coordination for outbreaks like the one the world is now trying to contend with.

    When he wasn’t insisting that the buck stops elsewhere, Trump was telling the public that coronavirus was really nothing to worry about. As the coronavirus spread in China and the first US case was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on January 21, Trump was asked during an interview with CNBC on January 22 if he had any worries about the situation escalating into a pandemic. He said he did not.

    “No, not at all. We have it totally under control,” Trump said. “It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”

    ...
    During an interview on February 2, for instance, Trump alluded to the move his administration announced in January to restrict entry into the country from China and said, “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.” But by that time cases were already spreading inside the country. Then, 10 days later, Trump made the scientifically dubious assertion that “you know in April, supposedly [the virus] dies with the hotter weather.”

    “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear,” Trump said. (Unfortunately, research indicates it doesn’t quite work like that.)

    Trump even expressed hope that the coronavirus would go away before winter ended. During a news conference on February 26, he noted there were only five coronavirus cases in the country and said “we could be at just one or two people over the next short period of time.”

    But despite issues with testing preventing the full scope of infection in the US from being known, by the end of February the number of cases in the US had broken 60 and instances of community spread had been recorded. Trump, however, ignored those problems and cited his “hunch” to make a case that the coronavirus death rate is lower than official estimates coming from organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Perhaps most memorably, Trump closed out February with a rally in which he dismissed criticism of the government’s testing failures coming from Democrats and elsewhere as “their new hoax.” After receiving criticism for it, Trump quickly tried to walk it back — but in the days that followed he misleadingly hyped a coronavirus vaccine even as experts were telling him it wouldn’t be available for a year or more.

    On March 6, Trump proclaimed during a tour of the CDC in Atlanta that “anybody right now and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test.” Trump’s claim was false then and false now: The US continues to lag far behind other countries in testing capability.

    As recently as March 7, Trump was telling reporters he was “not concerned” about coronavirus’s spread because “we’ve done a great job.” Ironically, he made that remark during a summit with Brazilian leaders at Mar-a-Lago that culminated in at least four people who were there testing positive for the virus. Two days later, Trump posted a tweet in which he undersold the coronavirus threat by misleadingly comparing it to the common flu, which is less deadly and spreads less easily.

    So instead of treating the coronavirus “very seriously,” Trump actually spent weeks downplaying it. The Recount put together this helpful video tracking Trump’s dismissive comments with the spread in the United States.

    Continued:

    https://www.vox.com/2020/3/18/211849...hen-versus-now

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  • nyuk nyuk
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    Originally posted by TonyR View Post
    Yet again blowhard leftists who claim Trump "bungles" and otherwise the virus situation but can't lay out in detail what exactly he's doing wrong and also quite importantly what they think should have been done to save the day. You would think these pundits are just dying inside of guilt that they've kept this amazing knowledge to themselves and have thus far not to share it as they fixate on Trump's supposed wrongs.

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