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« Reply #150 on: September 07, 2016, 04:56:16 PM »
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I'll have to reconsider what you said Buddy. For the moment, I still think it is as simple as adding and subtracting, but as my wife likes to point out at times, I can be wrong even when I think I'm right! I'll do as you suggested over the next couple days and get back to you.

It only takes about 5 minutes to do the realclearpolitics model.  It adds/subtracts as you go.  It's easy...and you will find indeed find out that your wife was right ;)

My wife is right more often than I am! Too bad.

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« Reply #151 on: September 08, 2016, 01:06:01 AM »
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I think you are "reading" the fivethirtyeight.com INCORRECTLY.

Looks like you're right Buddy! I was reading it incorrectly. Real Clear Politics is a great web site by the way.

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« Reply #152 on: September 08, 2016, 01:10:58 AM »
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I'll have to reconsider what you said Buddy. For the moment, I still think it is as simple as adding and subtracting, but as my wife likes to point out at times, I can be wrong even when I think I'm right! I'll do as you suggested over the next couple days and get back to you.

It only takes about 5 minutes to do the realclearpolitics model.  It adds/subtracts as you go.  It's easy...and you will find indeed find out that your wife was right ;)

At my speed, you can add at least another five minutes!

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« Reply #153 on: September 08, 2016, 01:36:51 AM »
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Looks like you're right Buddy! I was reading it incorrectly. Real Clear Politics is a great web site by the way.

Even a blind squirrel (me) gets an acorn once in a while.

Both websites are really good.  If I want to know who is LIKELY to win the election.....I will look at fivethirtyeight.com during the last week of the election process.

Realclearpolitics is a much different site.  Good articles on BOTH sides of the aisle.  And with that little model I showed you.....you can plug in whatever scenarios you want to see what MIGHT happen.

As I stated a couple other times....this election could come down to Pennsylvania.....

Although I still can't get over the Dallas Morning News endorsing a democrat for the first time in 75 YEARS.  wow...

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« Reply #154 on: September 08, 2016, 06:17:12 AM »
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Even a blind squirrel (me) gets an acorn once in a while.
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You've got to watch out for those squirrels, they're a tenacious bunch! I live in Florida now but when I lived in New Hampshire, I used to feed the birds. Giving them their due was less work than trying to stop them from taking seed from the feeders.

This article is part of an interview Trump had with Matt Lauer last night. Trump thinks Putin is a better leader than Obama.

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« Reply #155 on: September 08, 2016, 06:20:20 PM »
More bad news for Trump.  The "weekly jobless claims" came out today....

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-08/jobless-claims-in-u-s-decline-to-lowest-level-in-seven-weeks

Bad news for Trump...means good news for the economy.  This was the 79th STRAIGHT WEEK that jobless claims have been UNDER 300,00.  That is the longest streak since 1970.

And keep in mind....that the LABOR FORCE has grown in number by about 160% since 1970.  There were about 52 million jobs in 1970.....and there are now 137 million jobs. 

And even better for the economy.....is that job openings in manufacturing CONTINUE TO RISE much faster than they are being filled.  That bodes well for "average hourly earnings" going forward.

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« Reply #156 on: September 09, 2016, 06:53:56 PM »
Let's see if it is Clinton's turn for a little bounce for a couple weeks:

1)  Gary Johnson.....Libertarian candidate.....may have done himself in.  Didn't know what "Allepo, Syria" was (he thought it was an acronym....but it is a significant city in the Syrian conflict).  Remember.....he is taking more votes away from Clinton than from Trump.  This will help Hillary.

2)  Trump is kind of in a "funk."  He has now admitted....though Rudy Gulianni....that Trump finally thinks that Obama was born in the US.  It only took him 6 years to get to that conclusion...

3)  Trump is looking like a loose cannon with regards to "firing generals"....."spilling the beans on some of his intelligence briefing".....and CONTINUING to lie about him being against the war in Iraq when there are (a) audio tapes of him supporting it, and (b) articles of him supporting it.  He is looking more and more like the liar he is.

We'll see if this gives Clinton a little bump in the next couple of weeks...
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« Reply #157 on: September 12, 2016, 04:23:12 PM »
CIA director shuts down Trump's assertion that "body language" of his agents told Trump that they did not agree with his policy:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-brennan-donald-trump_us_57d6a4f2e4b06a74c9f56a81
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« Reply #159 on: September 13, 2016, 09:16:21 PM »
I find it hard to believe that he's getting away with it, but it sure looks like he is. Pence released his tax returns, why is Trump getting a pass at least to this point?

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« Reply #160 on: September 13, 2016, 11:38:16 PM »
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I find it hard to believe that he's getting away with it, but it sure looks like he is.

The press is starting to harp on it....as they should....and I expect them to continue.

Obama was in Philly today campaigning....hammered Trump on his tax returns as well.

When your whole campaign is built on "smoke and mirrors" like Trump....you can't afford for those mirrors to be exposed.  He isn't worth $10 billion....he doesn't give millions to charity....and he might have exposure to foreign loans.

As Barbara Cochran of "Shark Tank" fame said....he is a con man.  And he is trying to pull the biggest con of all on the US voters.

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« Reply #161 on: September 14, 2016, 08:28:23 AM »
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I find it hard to believe that he's getting away with it, but it sure looks like he is.


As Barbara Cochran of "Shark Tank" fame said....he is a con man.  And he is trying to pull the biggest con of all on the US voters.

Speaking of "con", here are two articles. One about the bankruptcy of his Taj Mahal casino, the other about his proposal for government paid leaves for pregnancy. Seems hard to believe these are coming from the same person!

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« Reply #162 on: September 14, 2016, 08:58:56 AM »
Another article regarding Pence trying to get some solidarity with Republican senators and congressmen and having some difficulty. Although he is far too conservative for me, I find him to be a decent guy. His job seems to be making Trump palatable to Republicans, which requires him to twist and contort the facts. It must be very uncomfortable for him and I sort of feel bad for the guy. Why he agreed to be Trump's running mate is beyond my comprehension.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mike-pence-is-rebuffed-as-he-tries-to-rally-gop-leaders-over-%E2%80%98deplorables%E2%80%99/ar-BBw7Vq2?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

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« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2016, 10:34:45 AM »
Pence along with Gingrich and Jeff Sessions were the bottom of the barell.  Pence has one of the worst favoribility ratings of any governor in the country......if he ran for re-election for governor he was going to lose badly in Indiana.

All of the good candidates had already said thanks.....but no thanks. 
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« Reply #164 on: September 14, 2016, 01:47:51 PM »
If you wondered WHY Trump would be so flattering in his praise of Vladimir Putin.....read the following article and you will understand why.  Great article....just out this morning.

http://www.newsweek.com/2016/09/23/donald-trump-foreign-business-deals-national-security-498081.html

Most of Trump's revenue over the past 10 years.....has been from the licensing of his name to developers.  In that way....Trump doesn't put up any money himself....and he generally receives an annual "licensing fee" for the use of his name.  There are very few costs to the Trump organization.....and an annual fee as long as BOTH parties live up to the agreement.  Not noted in this article....are the licensing agreements that have "blown up", with the developer suing Trump.  But that isn't important here.

The important thing with the above article....is the tremendous amount of BIAS and CONFLICT OF INTEREST that Trump would have in dealings with other countries.  So....if Trump want's to develop licensing agreements in Russia.....what better way than to curry favor with Putin.  Putin is the wealthiest person in Russia.....because he controls all the purse strings.....and has the developers at his finger tips (and also has them by their "balls").  Putin calls the shots in Russia.

Great article...and this will certainly clog the airways over the next week or so....
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« Reply #165 on: September 14, 2016, 02:27:09 PM »
Pence along with Gingrich and Jeff Sessions were the bottom of the barell.  Pence has one of the worst favoribility ratings of any governor in the country......if he ran for re-election for governor he was going to lose badly in Indiana.

All of the good candidates had already said thanks.....but no thanks.

Indeed, but hitching his wagon with Trump makes no sense at all, at least to me. By the way, that Newsweek article was very good. Here's one from the BBC about the New York state Attorney Gen'l investigating Trump's foundation.

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« Reply #166 on: September 14, 2016, 02:32:01 PM »
Sorry to be a "string/topic hog"....hopefully someone else is listening other than ME.  The election in the US is EXTREMELY important to issues of climate change/global warming.  And Trump would be HORRIBLE.  So I apologize if I get "carried away"....

BUT ;)....here is another good short article regarding information just released yesterday on the US economy for the year 2015 by the US census bureau:

1)  Growth in middle class incomes had their fastest growth on record...a 5.2% increase from 2014 (and growth happened in ALL ethnic groups)

2)  The poverty rate dropped by 1.2%....The decrease in the poverty rate from 2014 to 2015 represents the largest annual percentage point drop in poverty since 1999 (when Bill Clinton was president).

3)  The percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire 2015 calendar year was 9.1 percent, down from 10.4 percent in 2014. The number of people without health insurance declined to 29.0 million from 33.0 million over the period.

Merry Christmas Donald.....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/09/13/a-new-report-brings-very-good-news-about-the-economy-what-will-trump-say-about-it/?utm_term=.59d573e575b2
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« Reply #167 on: September 14, 2016, 02:42:40 PM »
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Indeed, but hitching his wagon with Trump makes no sense at all

Pence was a VERY CONSERVATIVE radio host BEFORE he finally got elected to office in Indiana.  Running with Trump gives him a "nice income/support" while he runs.....AND....sets him up for a nice "radio/tv gig" if Trump loses.  FOX News would likely pick him up.....just like they did with Newt Gingrich....Scott Brown.....Mike Huckabee.....Sarah Palin (etc...etc...).

Running for president/vice president seems to be a pre-requisite to landing a gig on FOX :o
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« Reply #168 on: September 14, 2016, 04:51:28 PM »
Here is a "take down" of Trump by Keith Olbermann......and lists Trump's many lies. It is probably the most effective take down I have seen yet.  The video is 17 minutes...but well worth it:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/keith-olbermann-donald-trump_us_57d930fee4b0aa4b722d6e90?section=&
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« Reply #169 on: September 14, 2016, 11:52:47 PM »
Take down indeed! Here are a couple articles about Colin Powell's e-mails. One about Benghazi, the other about Powell's opinion of Trump.


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« Reply #170 on: September 16, 2016, 08:11:11 AM »
I read Christian Science Monitor, usually for non USA reporting, but here is something from Ohio.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2016/0914/What-an-Ohio-town-reveals-about-the-decline-of-hope-in-US-politics

First, some context. SW Ohio, Cinci, Dayton and the little town of Springfield mentioned in the article, are right wing, segregated, got a police corruption/violence problem, predominantly against people of color. Springfield and Dayton and many others were some of the "sundown towns," they had signs saying "Niggers out of town by sundown" as late as the 50's.

Which is why this quote from the article, especially considering the source, is very disquieting:

--begin included text

"Take Raymond Upshaw, a Springfield resident in his late 60s and an African-American who voted for President Obama in 2008. He now supports Mr. Trump.

“They may have elected a black man to the White House, but they didn’t follow him,” says Mr. Upshaw, whose construction business has not done well for years. He plans to vote for Trump because he believes the US can’t rebuild until after it hits rock bottom. “I don’t expect Trump to do a good job. I’m putting him in there so he can continue to destroy this country.” "

--end included text

Drivers are telling me this is the sentiment they hear from whites in SW PA. To win, Clinton must carry both the SW and the SE in PA. Right now, both SW PA and SW OH look weak for her.

Wild ride shaping up.

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« Reply #171 on: September 16, 2016, 01:32:35 PM »
This is something I also posted on my facebook timeline:
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So....would YOU want a person for President, that has pushed the "birther movement" over the past several years....even though there has ALWAYS been OVERWHELMING PROOF that Obama was born in Hawaii? Even BEFORE Obama posted his birth certificate....there was STILL overwhelming proof. But instead.....Trump continued to trumpet the thought that somehow Obama wasn't born in the US. Even AFTER Obama had posted his birth certificate....Trump didn't believe it was valid and continued to cast doubt on its authenticity. It has taken Donald Trump 5 years to admit he was wrong...... FIVE YEARS.

We can't have someone as president....who can't make reasoned.....thought out choices when decisions have to be made. The issue of where Obama was born was an EASY ONE five years ago. If Trump can't get the easy ones right....how in the world is he going to get the tough ones right? We don't have the luxury of 5 years to get the easy ones right!

Global warming is just one more EASY choice for anyone to make. The proof is in plain sight for ANYONE to see. There are MOUNTAINS of it by the overwhelming majority of climate scientists throughout the world. And not only are there mountains of data....ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS OPEN YOUR EYES.

The ice sheets are melting.....the temperatures are rising....the oceans are rising......spring is starting earlier and earlier....fall is lasting later and later.....as we continue to push CO2 into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.

We can't afford to have a president who doesn't KNOW THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS HAPPENING NOW....and willing to push us out of the fossil fuel age....and into a much better, AND LESS EXPENSIVE AGE of renewable energy. YES....it will be LESS EXPENSIVE...and the sooner we move, the LESS expensive it will be.

We can't afford to elect a president who has nothing but oil and gas people shoving money to his campaign....and nothing but oil and gas people heading his advisory group on energy. THAT...we can not afford. And we don't have 5 years to wait. The rest of the world is already moving QUICLY to renewable energy. We can't afford to be left behind on this critical issue.
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« Reply #172 on: September 16, 2016, 01:49:30 PM »
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To win, Clinton must carry both the SW and the SE in PA. Right now, both SW PA and SW OH look weak for her.

Wild ride shaping up.

Yes....a wild ride indeed.  As I have stated before...Pennsylvania IS the "keystone state".  Not only is that their state motto.....but it is true in this election.  Whoever wins Pennsylvania...is likely to win the election.

Clinton will NOT do well in rural Pennsylvania.  Obama didn't do well either.  She has to OVERWHELM HIM IN THE PHILADELPHIA METRO area (as Obama did).  Obama just made his first trip to Philly...and there will be more.  I expect Obama to help in Philly, North Carolina, Michigan, and anywhere else the Clinton campaign requests.

Debates will be interesting and important.  No teleprompters.....and most of the press, after giving Trump a PASS for the last 16 months....may be more attuned to looking for obvious lies.

The other thing working against Clinton.....just as it worked against Gore in 2000....is the third (and fourth) parties.  Those are taking more votes away from Clinton than Trump (you see that in the 4 way polls....vs the 2 way polls).

Remember....the reason Gore lost....was the 90,000 votes cast for the third party candidate in Florida.  Bush won Florida by about 500 votes.

As a side note.....Obama is meeting with the Governor of Ohio (Kasich) today I believe, to discuss trade policy and the TPP.  Kasich....in an interview yesterday....made it clear he was NOT endorsing Trump...and won't be voting for him.  "Too much water under the bridge" to quote Kasich.  Kasich is a GOOD MAN....I like him a lot....although he still needs to move FURTHER on climate change (he admits its happening...but doesn't want to move to mitigate its effects).



 
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« Reply #173 on: September 16, 2016, 03:45:29 PM »
Quick question from outside the country.


Will bringing up TPP win any vote for the Democratic side?


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« Reply #174 on: September 16, 2016, 04:04:39 PM »
So far....this campaign has been NOTHING ABOUT THE SUBSTATIVE ISSUES.  It has been a campaign on the character of the two participants (or lack thereof).

The one interesting thing about the meeting today however......is that it is between the Governor of an extremely important state in the election (John Kasich, Republican of Ohio)....and Barack Obama.

So it isn't so much the SUBSTANCE of the meeting...as the "visual" of the meeting.  THIS...is how a president (Obama) is SUPPOSED to act.  And THIS...is how someone on the other side of the isle (Republican Kasich) is SUPPOSED to act.  They are meeting to discuss an important issue that BOTH SIDES think is important.  And regardless of their party affiliation....getting things done for their state and the country is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT.

Kasich is a well liked Governor (as opposed to Pence)....and Kasich has really turned Ohio around over the last 4 years.

And Kasich....I would say....DESPISES TRUMP (it's much more than dislike).  I think BOTH Obama AND Kasich are doing "the right thing."  In the US.....the two party system is REALLY DISFUNCTIONAL....because it is "party above country". And it should be the other way around...

Remember....it has only been about 70 years since the "television age" started.  And now we have the "internet age."  Here in the US our journalists do a HORRIBLE JOB of holding people accountable.  HORRIBLE.  So we're just now getting started with what I call "the age of accountability."  I think it will happen....but it will be a slow and painful process.

Look how long we allowed tobacco companies to lie to us.  And look how long we are allowing fossil fuel companies to lie to us.  And look at how Donald Trump lies on a DAILY...if not HOURLY basis with accountability.  If find it SHOCKING that in any "advanced" country....that someone who runs for Congress/Senate/President......doesn't HAVE to show their last 10 years of federal tax returns BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO RUN FOR OFFICE.  It amazes me.

OK....sorry for jumping on the soapbox.  Bottom line....it likely will NOT make a huge difference in the race....but this race may come down to VERY SMALL DIFFRENCES.

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« Reply #175 on: September 16, 2016, 07:52:51 PM »
Well.....if Trump thought he was going to sweep a 5 year old campaign of calling President Obama a Kenyan by birth.....under the rug by giving a 30 second statement that contained two more lies....I think he is delusional.

Right now....the Congressional Black Caucus (from the US Congress) is making Keith Olberman's take down of Trump the other day.....look like a girl scout meeting.

I'll post it later after it is up on youtube.....but the Congressional Black Caucus is NOT HAPPY with "the Donald".

I think you are beginning to see the undressing of Donald Trump.  "The emperor wears no clothes" is a saying in the US.  We'll see what happens over the coming days and next few weeks......it looks like the press is now looking to be much more confrontational after they have been lied and misled.....we'll see.

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« Reply #176 on: September 16, 2016, 08:08:09 PM »
Here's a link to the article where Trump admits that Obama was born in the U.S.  Of course he blames Hillary for starting it all. The man is living in an alternate universe.

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37381452

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« Reply #177 on: September 16, 2016, 08:08:41 PM »
It's been 15 minutes since I sent my last post....and the Congressional Black Caucus is STILL CHEWING ON DONALD'S ASS.   This is on CNN and CNBC....and has been for the whole "chewing episode."  Apparently they have not made it to his bones and carcass yet... ;)

You folks in Europe, Canada, or elsewhere....consider yourself lucky....
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« Reply #178 on: September 16, 2016, 08:12:15 PM »
I would not say that Kasich is well liked in ohio. As for him being a "GOOD" man, well, even the Republicans I know would not say that either.

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« Reply #179 on: September 16, 2016, 08:15:27 PM »
Quick question from outside the country.


Will bringing up TPP win any vote for the Democratic side?


Terry

Great question Terry. IMHO with the current political environment, bringing up TPP will be a net minus for the democrats. 

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« Reply #180 on: September 16, 2016, 08:20:10 PM »
It's been 15 minutes since I sent my last post....and the Congressional Black Caucus is STILL CHEWING ON DONALD'S ASS.   This is on CNN and CNBC....and has been for the whole "chewing episode."  Apparently they have not made it to his bones and carcass yet... ;)

You folks in Europe, Canada, or elsewhere....consider yourself lucky....

Buddy, I think you're enjoying this way too much! :)

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« Reply #181 on: September 16, 2016, 08:22:39 PM »
I would not say that Kasich is well liked in ohio. As for him being a "GOOD" man, well, even the Republicans I know would not say that either.

To most Republicans, Kasich isnt conservative enough. To them, he's a R.I.N.O.

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« Reply #182 on: September 16, 2016, 08:25:53 PM »
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I would not say that Kasich is well liked in ohio. As for him being a "GOOD" man, well, even the Republicans I know would not say that either.

Here's an article back in late June about his approval rating which was 58 (it could be lower now...I have not looked).

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/06/why_gop_gov_john_kasich_remain.html

As the article points out....he's not afraid to go "against party lines".....so I'm sure some of the die hard Republicans don't like that.

BTW....a 58 approval rating is pretty good (not great......but pretty good).  I think that Mike Pence has a 38 approval rating in Indiana (and why he would have lost had he run for re-election).

As for "good guy"....just my opinion on what I have observed....I'm an Independent and fiscal conservative.
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« Reply #183 on: September 16, 2016, 09:29:26 PM »
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To most Republicans, Kasich isnt conservative enough. To them, he's a R.I.N.O.

Again...I'm a fiscal conservative and a social moderate (Independent)

When I lived in Denver, Colorado.....all my friends and acquaintances thought I was a closet Republican (Denver is a Democratic stronghold).  Now that I live in Georgia .....my friends and neighbors out here think I am a closet Democrat.

Imagine a two lane street with a line down the middle.  To people on the far right....EVERYTHING IS LEFT.  To people on the far left....EVERTYHING IS TO THE RIGHT.

It's funny how that works......and why, come election time....whoever wins HAS to move towards the middle.

 
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« Reply #184 on: September 17, 2016, 06:58:44 AM »
Trump suggests that Clinton's security detail should disarm and see what happens.

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37394883

You just cant make this stuff up!

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« Reply #185 on: September 17, 2016, 04:52:31 PM »
Thanks Budm


I don't think the trade pact is at all popular here in Canada either. Our prior government signed up just before they were kicked out, but,  it still needs to be ratified.  :D
My understanding is that the US is putting a lot of pressure on but hopefully the wants of Canadians will win out.
Things are bad enough under NAFTA.  Maybe Trudeau can take a page from "W's" playbook and "unsign" that one.


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« Reply #186 on: September 17, 2016, 05:46:42 PM »
Terry: It must be interesting (and a bit disconcerting) to watch this election spectacle unfold from a neighboring country. The level of political dysfunction in the U.S. is alarming, which brings the question to mind: Can the center hold? Here's an op-ed from the Brookings Institution from April 2016 dealing with this question.

https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/can-the-center-hold/

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« Reply #187 on: September 18, 2016, 10:24:33 AM »
The linked Salon article is entitled: "Rise of the right and climate catastrophe: Will Trumpism, Brexit and geopolitical exceptionalism sink the planet?"

http://www.salon.com/2016/09/17/rise-of-the-right-and-climate-catastrophe-will-trumpism-brexit-and-geopolitical-exceptionalism-sink-the-planet_partner/
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« Reply #188 on: September 19, 2016, 01:29:43 AM »
Attached are two CNN articles about Trump; 1. Why Trump doesn't want you to see his tax returns. 2. The mindset of the Trump children.


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« Reply #189 on: September 20, 2016, 04:00:19 PM »
Some Donald Trump humor. Seems like this cat doesn't like the Donald.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/viral/this-cat-hates-donald-trump/vi-AAipTLP

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« Reply #192 on: September 21, 2016, 02:05:31 PM »
The linked article discusses findings that Trump has used his family charity to settle legal problems:

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-foundation-2016-9

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« Reply #193 on: September 21, 2016, 02:25:28 PM »
In an open letter, 375 top US scientists criticize Donald Trump by name, and cite that if elected president, his policies would, at a minimum, result in higher economic & social costs for all of society:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/sep/21/375-top-scientists-warn-of-real-serious-immediate-climate-threat
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« Reply #194 on: September 22, 2016, 07:29:00 AM »
Interesting article from the BBC comparing Clinton and Trump to other world leaders.

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37423550

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« Reply #195 on: September 23, 2016, 01:28:41 AM »
My wife and I stopped at the "Red Top Pit Stop" restaurant on route 98, just north of Lakeland, FL today for some bbq. We obtained a copy of the "Orange Peel Gazette" and found we were definitely not in Clinton country! See the attached pictures.

This has me greatly concerned. If I vote for Hillary, I'll have to wear a pant suit for the rest of my life! ;D

P.S. The food was great!
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« Reply #196 on: September 23, 2016, 04:57:32 PM »
The linked article from CNN has given me a bit more of an understanding of why Donald Trump is doing so well with working class whites in particular.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/23/news/economy/white-working-class-economy/index.html

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« Reply #197 on: September 23, 2016, 05:26:13 PM »
This article from fivethirtyeight.com gives further insight into the mind of the American electorate.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/religion-and-education-explain-the-white-vote/?ex_cid=2016-forecast

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« Reply #198 on: September 23, 2016, 07:43:53 PM »
Just a reminder.....the coming 3 PRESIDENTIAL debates are Sept 26th, Oct 9th, and October 19th.

It looks like Trump has already set up a "plan B" depending on how the first debate goes.  He has recently said that Anderson Cooper shouldn't be a debate monitor.  So I give Trump about a 66% chance of skipping the second debate (where Anderson Cooper is one of the two moderators).

Remember....Trump DOESN'T want any fact checking......and if I lied as much as he does, I wouldn't either :o

It sets up three different scenarios for me.....and two of those scenarios have him skipping the second debate:

1)  Scenario 1:  The first debate is relatively close.....with no consensus winner.  In this case.....I think Trump WILL DO THE SECOND DEBATE and 3rd debate (with Chris Wallace from FOX....The Trump Channel).

2)  Scenario 2:  Trumps gets soundly beaten by Clinton in debate 1.  In that case......he won't go through with debate 2.....using Anderson Cooper as his "excuse".  Trump hates looking like a bafoon.  But he WILL likely HAVE to do the 3rd debate with the "friendly fire" of Chris Wallace.

3)  Scenario 3:  Trump soundly beats Clinton, and Trump easily wins debate 1.  Now....Trump sees himself "in the lead".....and with no reason to debate in the second debate.  Why risk it?  He will choose to skip it.....and he "may" skip #3 as well.


The other "possibility".....is that Trump will do all 3 debates no matter what.....and he is just trying to "soften up" the moderators BEFORE HAND.

Time will tell.....  Remember....when you're a pathological liar like Trump.....you make your own rules:  Be sure and read the article below......AMAZING.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/9/21/1572595/-Donald-Trump-even-cheats-at-golf-for-1-million



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« Reply #199 on: September 23, 2016, 11:15:54 PM »
Buddy:

The only way Trump can win this election is by debating Hillary Clinton and at least debating her to a draw. He has to win over people that plan on voting for Hillary. If he skips debates, no matter the reason, he will lose this election. The only other thing that could turn the election his way would be a late October surprise from WikiLeaks.