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    by coldwarrior ( 118 Comments › )
    Filed under Donald Trump, Economy, Open thread at August 29th, 2018 - 9:18 am

    Yeah, this got buried, deep:

    Consumer confidence pops in August to highest level since October 2000

    Consumer confidence rose in August despite expectations it would slip.
    The August reading is the highest since October 2000.
    The survey measures American’s sentiment on current economic conditions and prospects for the next six months, including business and labor market conditions.

    Consumer Confidence is a ‘leading indicator’ and this one predicts the next 6 month’s economic activity.

    Oh, ad last quarter’s GDP got revised upward 0.1%…Stocks? Booming.

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    1. 1 | August 29, 2018 10:29 am

      Can you imagine what Trump’s approval would be if the media reported honestly on him for one week. When you consider that he’s doing as well as Obama (or even better) despite the constant barrage of lies and misleading stories, whereas Obama’s halo was never tarnished, it’s pretty damn amazing that the word is getting out there.

      In other news, I contributed to Mike Flynn’s defense fund this a.m. Mark Levin promoted it on his radio show last night and his listeners are pretty good at responding to requests to help. I’d love to see him raise several million.


    2. 2 | August 29, 2018 10:30 am

      Um….I should have addressed him as General Michael Flynn. Out of respect.


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | August 29, 2018 10:36 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      In other news, I contributed to Mike Flynn’s defense fund this a.m.

      I wish we could. But not with Hubby’s job. If our side doesn’t win and they can trace any money back to him/us, they’ll have us homeless.


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | August 29, 2018 10:45 am

      I can’t decide if this was just a screw-up, a lie, or…strategy

      The Mueller Russian-troll farm legal team filed a motion stating that the defense hadn’t filed an appeal….when indeed they had. Somebody isn’t keeping up?

      https://lawandcrime.com/awkward/mueller-mishap-special-counsel-files-inaccurate-motion-in-russian-troll-farm-case/


    5. 5 | August 29, 2018 11:02 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      No, I get it. Because we know how vindictive the left can be.
      On payday, I’ll donate another $25 for YOU….you can buy me a glass of wine if I ever make it back to Ol’ Virginnie.


    6. eaglesoars
      6 | August 29, 2018 11:09 am

      @ The Barbarian:

      Thank you! Hey, I’ll buy ya the whole bottle!


    7. 7 | August 29, 2018 11:12 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Judge is not going to be pleased with this. I’m pretty sure the dumbest of the dumb on the team were assigned to this because Mueller made these as show indictments. He pooped his pants when a lawyer showed up to represent one of them. In fact, these clods were so sloppy they named in the indictment a company that did not exist in the alleged time period.


    8. RIX
      8 | August 29, 2018 11:12 am

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/08/29/cnns-jeffrey-toobin-claimed-trump-is-racist-because-antifa-is-widely-perceived-as-an-african-american-organization-%f0%9f%a4%94/
      @ Twitchy
      Good morning. Chris Cuomo is virtue signaling that CNN is all about ethics and honesty, while telling Kellyanne
      Conway that those with Trump are not. Just unbiased, honest news right?
      Well check out Jeffrey Tomin calling out Trump for anti African – American racism for criticizing Antfa.
      Never mind that Antifa is a bunch of snot nose skinny white guys and fat white girls.
      It is still raaaaacist!


    9. eaglesoars
      9 | August 29, 2018 11:26 am

      @ RIX:

      Toobin is a PIG! He’s a married guy who had and affair with a woman for a decade, all the while promising to dump the wife, the mistress got pregnant, he pushed for an abortion, she said no. Guess who she is? Casey Greenfield, the daughter of journalist Jeff Greenfield. She’s a lawyer too. This was a few years ago, like 6. It’s a juicy story.

      https://abovethelaw.com/2012/02/the-new-york-times-spills-the-beans-on-the-casey-greenfield-jeffrey-toobin-affair/


    10. RIX
      10 | August 29, 2018 11:30 am

      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/08/28/wtf-cnn-hosts-fury-over-john-sununu-refusing-to-slam-trump-during-remembrance-of-john-mccain-is-beyond-parody-video/
      @ Teitchy
      More CNN brilliance and unbiased reporting.
      Check out this ridiculous , badgering interview of John Sununu by Alison Camarata.
      She is an unpleasant blend of smugness, condenscensiom and stupidity.


    11. 11 | August 29, 2018 12:58 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Lawrence Tribe, Jeffrey Toobin, Chris Cuomo.
      Three men so badly mentally disabled with TDS that their respective State Bars should yank their law licenses.


    12. eaglesoars
      12 | August 29, 2018 12:58 pm

      This is gonna be so much fun.

      California assembly passes bill mandating 100 percent clean electricity

      California’s assembly has voted to move the state’s electricity completely off fossil fuels.

      The state assembly on Tuesday passed S.B. 100, a proposal to transition California to 100 percent emissions-free electricity sources by 2045. Amid heavy lobbying from environmentalists and other groups, the bill passed, 43 to 32.

      2045 eh? It will never happen, but in the meantime the opportunities for graft are endless. Especially as there will BE no light to shine on anything.


    13. 13 | August 29, 2018 1:01 pm

      Today has not started out very auspiciously.

      1. Get to the Transit stop and forgot my Clipper Bus/BART cards at home. Had to leave, take a later bus and lost my PRIMO parking spot.

      2. Get to BART and the faregates keep telling me to “See Agent” and no Agent materializes for 10 minutes. Missed TWO trains.

      3. Starbucks explodes all over me when dipsh*t looking at his phone and not where he’s going comes blind around a corner and smashes into me. Keeps walking without so much as an excuse me. Is annoyed I got coffee on his SmartPhone no doubt.

      4. Realize that in 1.4 months I now qualify for the 65 senior citizen transit discount. Not bad monetarily speaking, but it does mean I have officially left Middle Age.

      *sigh*


    14. 14 | August 29, 2018 1:03 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Sure hope they’re planning to give everyone electric cars. Oh and free solar panels for their roofs. And then they can explain to everyone why they have no power when it’s cloudy.


    15. eaglesoars
      15 | August 29, 2018 1:04 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Lawrence Tribe, Jeffrey Toobin, Chris Cuomo.
      Three men so badly mentally disabled with TDS that their respective State Bars should yank their law licenses.

      Chris Cuomo passed the bar? I would have thought the only bar in his life would be Luigi’s on Mulberry and Hester.


    16. eaglesoars
      16 | August 29, 2018 1:06 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      1. Get to the Transit stop and forgot my Clipper Bus/BART cards at home. Had to leave, take a later bus and lost my PRIMO parking spot.

      jeebus, woman, I would have taken the hint and gone home.


    17. eaglesoars
      17 | August 29, 2018 1:06 pm

      got a meeting, later.


    18. 18 | August 29, 2018 1:25 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The Barbarian wrote:

      1. Get to the Transit stop and forgot my Clipper Bus/BART cards at home. Had to leave, take a later bus and lost my PRIMO parking spot.

      jeebus, woman, I would have taken the hint and gone home.

      If I weren’t already taking Friday off, I probably would have.


    19. 19 | August 29, 2018 1:27 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      You know, I don’t know if he did. I would assume he would have taken the New York Bar, which is one of the toughest in the country (you’ll remember JFK Jr. flunked it TWICE), so you’re right – he may not have passed. Of course, he might have crossed over and taken the Jersey or Connecticut bars, just so he can all himself a practicing attorney.


    20. RIX
      20 | August 29, 2018 1:45 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      Tobin actually attacked his old law school Prof Alan Dershowitz. Apparently Dershowitz is not sufficiently down on Trump to merit CNN approval. He sounded like a complete a–hole.


    21. RIX
      21 | August 29, 2018 1:57 pm

      https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/08/29/don-lemon-on-antifa-no-organization-is-perfect/
      @ Twitchy
      Apparently CNN is not fussy about class ranking when they recruit anchors.
      Don Lemon actually says of Antifa, “hey no organization is perfect.”
      Next he will say of ISIS, “Hey, they are just enthusiastic young men doing a job.”


    22. RIX
      22 | August 29, 2018 2:09 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:

      Toobin is a PIG! He’s a married guy who had and affair with a woman for a decade, all the while promising to dump the wife, the mistress got pregnant, he pushed for an abortion, she said no. Guess who she is? Casey Greenfield, the daughter of journalist Jeff Greenfield. She’s a lawyer too. This was a few years ago, like 6. It’s a juicy story.

      https://abovethelaw.com/2012/02/the-new-york-times-spills-the-beans-on-the-casey-greenfield-jeffrey-toobin-affair/

      The morally superior types always have baggage.


    23. 23 | August 29, 2018 2:59 pm

      @ RIX:

      Dersh is a legend. Toobin is a hack. His account of the Patty Hearst kidnapping was made into a series for CNN and who does he bring forth to verify his account? Bill Harris. BTW, did you know that everything after the kidnapping was all Patty’s idea? That she was “onboard” with them after the first week.


    24. coldwarrior
      24 | August 29, 2018 5:11 pm

      https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/29/canadas-trudeau-says-nafta-deal-possible-by-friday.html

      you just got your ass handed to you, justin from canada. welcome to the big leagues.


    25. eaglesoars
      25 | August 29, 2018 5:28 pm

      Greg Gutfield just went medieval on Toobin. “JUST GOOGLE HIM”


    26. eaglesoars
      26 | August 29, 2018 5:32 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/29/canadas-trudeau-says-nafta-deal-possible-by-friday.html

      you just got your ass handed to you, justin from canada. welcome to the big leagues.

      I watched Freeland’s presser this afternoon, saying how productive the talks were. Translation: I think they’re going to let me walk out of here with my scalp. It was great.

      Hey, CW, I have an econ question that’s bit sloppy but I don’t know how else to put it. What’s our trade deficit with Mexico? In the billions, I would think, say 50 just for grins. So if that deficit gets wiped out via the new trade deal, or even significantly decreased, can it not be said that “Mexico paid for the wall”?


    27. eaglesoars
      27 | August 29, 2018 5:40 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      oh, and another thing. Hasn’t China been using Mexico as a back door to dodge some tariffs or something? I think that got slammed shut. Sometimes I hear things with just one ear because I’m busy and I just store a note about it in my head. Anyway, all this public love-up from Trump to Xi is, to me, just Trump allowing Xi to save face because as far as I can tell, Trump is fucking over China every chance he gets.


    28. 28 | August 29, 2018 5:50 pm

      Bitter, nasty and petty to the end. McCain family does not invite Sarah Palin to his funeral:

      That family should get down on their knees and thank that woman for saving him from national humiliation. I remember he BEGGED her to come to Arizona and campaign for him when he ran for re-election to the Senate because polling was showing him down. She swallowed her pride and relied on her loyalty and went, even though she caught a lot of flake for doing so.


    29. coldwarrior
      29 | August 29, 2018 5:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Hey, CW, I have an econ question that’s bit sloppy but I don’t know how else to put it. What’s our trade deficit with Mexico? In the billions, I would think, say 50 just for grins. So if that deficit gets wiped out via the new trade deal, or even significantly decreased, can it not be said that “Mexico paid for the wall”?

      you could…but the 50billion isnt revenue to the govt…that said, i think a mexico with better wages keeps its peeps and our overall costs go down greatly, and with a wall…

      so…in a way, they will help pay for it but become wealthier in the process.


    30. coldwarrior
      30 | August 29, 2018 5:59 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      that back door is absurd. china builds the part, sends it to mexico, it goes in our cars and such, and its considered nafta.

      it was bullshit.


    31. coldwarrior
      31 | August 29, 2018 5:59 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      She swallowed her pride and relied on her loyalty and went, even though she caught a lot of flake for doing so.

      interesting slip there


    32. 32 | August 29, 2018 6:04 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Very Freudian, I must say.
      Hey, I rev up the Sunday Column NEXT weekend, right?
      First will feature as “media” my grand-daughter in her football duddies.


    33. coldwarrior
      33 | August 29, 2018 6:09 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Very Freudian, I must say.
      Hey, I rev up the Sunday Column NEXT weekend, right?
      First will feature as “media” my grand-daughter in her football duddies.

      yep.

      i start this weekend


    34. eaglesoars
      34 | August 29, 2018 6:15 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      does this child have a name?


    35. eaglesoars
      35 | August 29, 2018 6:17 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      so…in a way, they will help pay for it but become wealthier in the process.

      win-win! Thanks.

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Sarah Palin excluded from John McCain funeral

      O ffs. I wonder if Nicole Wallace will go. She’s was the campaign comm dir who trashed Palin behind her back about the clothes, etc.


    36. 36 | August 29, 2018 6:29 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Yes she does. Davina Ashley. And she has a pair of LUNGS on her!!


    37. 37 | August 29, 2018 6:30 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      My Golden Bears are being offered up to the Tarheels of North Carolina on Fox at 1:00 p.m PDT. I’m trying to figure out which is the cupcake game for which….


    38. eaglesoars
      38 | August 29, 2018 6:31 pm

      @ The Barbarian:

      Davina Ashley. Lovely.


    39. 39 | August 29, 2018 6:32 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      so…in a way, they will help pay for it but become wealthier in the process.

      win-win! Thanks.

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Sarah Palin excluded from John McCain funeral

      O ffs. I wonder if Nicole Wallace will go. She’s was the campaign comm dir who trashed Palin behind her back about the clothes, etc.

      It will be a funeral loaded the Democrats and other Liberals. Obama is going. They really believe this is going to be some sort of National Event. It’s Labor Day Weekend. I predict all of us will be out having a good time.


    40. Aussie Infidel
      40 | August 29, 2018 6:45 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      This is gonna be so much fun.

      California assembly passes bill mandating 100 percent clean electricity

      California’s assembly has voted to move the state’s electricity completely off fossil fuels.

      The state assembly on Tuesday passed S.B. 100, a proposal to transition California to 100 percent emissions-free electricity sources by 2045. Amid heavy lobbying from environmentalists and other groups, the bill passed, 43 to 32.

      2045 eh? It will never happen, but in the meantime the opportunities for graft are endless. Especially as there will BE no light to shine on anything.

      HEH!

      🙂

      Can’t wait for the regular ‘brown-outs’ to be the industrial standard in Ca. Not to worry. By then industry will have all moved out of the Left Coast and there will be no need for base-load power.

      South Australia with their Greenie State government tried this and not only shut down thermal base load coal fired power stations. To ensure that someone in the future was ever tempted to restart them the SA State government had it’s Cortez moment and blew up main base load the power station. Within 12 months the first brown-outs began and then were forced to buy VERY expensive power from neighbouring Victoria that was being generated by burning dirty brown coal. Somehow these greenie crazies rationalised that non sequitur.

      Progressives live in a totally separate plane of existence apparently!


    41. eaglesoars
      41 | August 29, 2018 7:23 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      not to worry. Virtue continues apace. Los Angeles just renamed Rodeo Rd to Obama Rd.

      Kurt Schlicter is beginning to look like a freaking prophet.


    42. eaglesoars
      42 | August 29, 2018 7:28 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I predict all of us will be out having a good time.

      Yep. I’m going to nap, read, play with the heathen and ignore my husband. Life is good.


    43. Aussie Infidel
      43 | August 29, 2018 7:29 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      @ eaglesoars:
      In the last thread you asked about who was colluding with Halpin at Corpus Christie College Cambridge. I’d start with Professor Christopher Andrew. He’s got a track record that has Russian fingerprints all over it. Peter Maitland was a facilitator for the Russian cell at Cambridge at the time but has since resigned. Dr. David Gosling a physics professor at Cambridge and a self confessed SVR Russian spy from the 1990s has his fingerprints all over this as well. Your SVR spy host however is one Gleb Cheglakob and his wife Nazik Ibraimova who pulled it all together with his mate Niel Kent a nasty bit of lint from one’s bellybutton. All has gone dark about who exactly was the SVR boss who co-anchored the seminar series with Halper. Who cares really as he’s back in Moscow hiding under his desk.

      Take your pick. They are all as guilty as hell.


    44. lobo91
      44 | August 29, 2018 7:59 pm

      @ RIX:

      Did you see this brilliance yesterday?

      Jeffrey Toobin Says Flatly Antifa ‘Widely Perceived As African American Organization’ — Triggering A Tidal Wave Of Criticism

      CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin raised a few eyebrows Wednesday when he claimed that Antifa — the violent “anti-fascist” group responsible for a number of destructive protests and counter-protests nationwide — was “widely perceived as an African American organization.”

      Toobin was responding to President Donald Trump’s claims, made during a White House dinner for evangelical leaders, that a shift in power in Congress could lead to violence. Naming Antifa directly, the president added, “The level of hatred — the level of anger — is unbelievable.”

      But according to Toobin, the real problem is not the many documented instances of violence perpetrated by Antifa, but the “racism” of the president. “Let’s be clear also about what is going on here,” he said. “The theme here is, ‘I’m Donald Trump and I’ll protect you from the scary, black people.’”

      But then Toobin took it a step further, saying, “Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization, and this is just part of the same story of Lebron James and Don Lemon and Maxine Waters and the NFL players and the UCLA basketball players. This is about black versus white. This is about Donald Trump’s appeal to racism and it just happens all the time. We never say it — we don’t say it enough for what it is, but that’s what is going on here.”


    45. eaglesoars
      45 | August 29, 2018 8:11 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Professor Christopher Andrew.

      I know that name. I don’t know why. Maybe he co-authored a book about Russia spies I’ve read?


    46. Aussie Infidel
      46 | August 29, 2018 8:33 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Professor Christopher Andrew.

      I know that name. I don’t know why. Maybe he co-authored a book about Russia spies I’ve read?

      Christopher Andrew, one of the founders of the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar — who wrote the official history of MI5 and co-authored books with KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky — He vehemently denies anything is amiss.

      Bullshit!

      These seminars are staged as ‘hunting grounds’ for SVR covert ops types, to go about identifying and recruiting potential future spies for Moscow. Andrew is a piece of garbage. How he ever managed to get to be the MI5 official historian shows just how corrupt the whole organisation actually is.


    47. eaglesoars
      47 | August 29, 2018 8:37 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      co-authored books with KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky

      that’s it.


    48. RIX
      48 | August 29, 2018 8:49 pm

      https://thegatewaypundit.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a1f9b29171f5fb45edb2520ae&id=0ffd0f031c&e=d43a186674
      @ GP
      Apparently Sarah Palin is not invited to John McCains funeral.
      What I am now thinking would not be sppropriate to say since he is not buried yet.


    49. eaglesoars
      49 | August 29, 2018 8:53 pm

      @ RIX:

      classless and vindictive to the end


    50. RIX
      50 | August 29, 2018 8:59 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ RIX:

      Did you see this brilliance yesterday?

      Jeffrey Toobin Says Flatly Antifa ‘Widely Perceived As African American Organization’ — Triggering A Tidal Wave Of Criticism

      CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin raised a few eyebrows Wednesday when he claimed that Antifa — the violent “anti-fascist” group responsible for a number of destructive protests and counter-protests nationwide — was “widely perceived as an African American organization.”

      Toobin was responding to President Donald Trump’s claims, made during a White House dinner for evangelical leaders, that a shift in power in Congress could lead to violence. Naming Antifa directly, the president added, “The level of hatred — the level of anger — is unbelievable.”

      But according to Toobin, the real problem is not the many documented instances of violence perpetrated by Antifa, but the “racism” of the president. “Let’s be clear also about what is going on here,” he said. “The theme here is, ‘I’m Donald Trump and I’ll protect you from the scary, black people.’”

      But then Toobin took it a step further, saying, “Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization, and this is just part of the same story of Lebron James and Don Lemon and Maxine Waters and the NFL players and the UCLA basketball players. This is about black versus white. This is about Donald Trump’s appeal to racism and it just happens all the time. We never say it — we don’t say it enough for what it is, but that’s what is going on here.”

      Yeah I did see that.This s how far the lunacy has gone. You might expect this from children, but know that they
      will learn from adults. But you have guys like this acting like a immature clown.


    51. RIX
      51 | August 29, 2018 9:01 pm

      you eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:

      classless and vindictive to the end

      At the end he left this life small and vidictive.


    52. RIX
      52 | August 29, 2018 9:01 pm

      @ RIX:
      vindictive


    53. AZfederalist
      53 | August 29, 2018 9:37 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Next he will say of ISIS, “Hey, they are just enthusiastic young men doing a job.”

      If I were you, I’d check to make sure he already hasn’t done that or something close.


    54. AZfederalist
      54 | August 29, 2018 9:49 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      It will be a funeral loaded the Democrats and other Liberals. Obama is going. They really believe this is going to be some sort of National Event. It’s Labor Day Weekend. I predict all of us will be out having a good time.

      So, the opportunity for another Wellstone memorial event? If so, irony of ironies, a Republican funeral, exploited by dems and RINOs will mark the dems for defeat.


    55. RIX
      55 | August 29, 2018 9:52 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Next he will say of ISIS, “Hey, they are just enthusiastic young men doing a job.”

      If I were you, I’d check to make sure he already hasn’t done that or something close.

      Excellent point, it would fit.


    56. Aussie Infidel
      56 | August 29, 2018 11:04 pm

      CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin is full of … ‘ the enemy of my enemy is my friend’… BS. Let’s see how Jeff gets on when an Antifar mounts his head on a stick!

      Moron!

      His hate leaves him vulnerable to getting himself on the wrong end of an Antifar knife! Delusion this powerful can be deadly!


    57. eaglesoars
      57 | August 29, 2018 11:10 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Delusion this powerful can be deadly!

      He’s not delusional. He’s just your run-of-the-mill low-life liar. He’s paying his anti-Trump dues to stay in the club.

      bedtime. nite.


    58. AZfederalist
      58 | August 29, 2018 11:14 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      His hate leaves him vulnerable to getting himself on the wrong end of an Antifar knife! Delusion this powerful can be deadly!

      You make that sound like a bad thing.


    59. 59 | August 30, 2018 12:50 am

      Brilliant *ahem* political analyses from Thing 1 and Thing 2.


    60. 60 | August 30, 2018 12:54 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Can you imagine what Trump’s approval would be if the media reported honestly on him for one week.

      Excellent point. Trump’s approval numbers are up despite the MSM and jerks like Ben Shapiro.


    61. 61 | August 30, 2018 1:02 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      A few years ago there was an influx of Chinese high-strength steel bolts for use in construction. It wasn’t until some of the bolts began failing that ASTM declared that they didn’t meet standards and were banned from use.


    62. Aussie Infidel
      62 | August 30, 2018 6:18 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      A few years ago there was an influx of Chinese high-strength steel bolts for use in construction. It wasn’t until some of the bolts began failing that ASTM declared that they didn’t meet standards and were banned from use.

      Tell me about it!

      A majority of the steel in the Christchurch rebuild was found to be sub standard Chinese trash. Cheap but still trash. Now Steel & Tubs has to replace all of it and then attempt to sue the Chinese firm that sold it to them in the first place. Lotsa luck with that mate!

      🙂

      Most of the structural steel in the Chinese ‘new cities’ is sub par but it doesn’t really matter because 40 % of them never get occupied and they’re town down after sitting empty for a few years and so the ‘cycle’ begins again.

      40% of the Chinese economy is built on sand and unicorn horns. The additional problem is that EVERYONE in positions of power are CORRUPT to one level or another. Kinda makes the whole edifice of China Inc look a little unstable and shoddy when you look really closely at it.

      🙂


    63. 63 | August 30, 2018 8:07 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      A few years ago there was an influx of Chinese high-strength steel bolts for use in construction. It wasn’t until some of the bolts began failing that ASTM declared that they didn’t meet standards and were banned from use.

      The company I used to work for got caught up in that “Scandal”. They purchased a large quantity of Chinese made and marked Grade 12.9 for aircraft manufacture. Turned out they were actually Grade 5. Yup, the aircraft crashed, big big stink, several people were investigated but ultimately found not to be culpable. (the company actually had the material data sheets that the Chinese provided with the bolts, it was found to have been fraudulently certified by the Chinese) As a consequence, Chinese steel is banned from use in any US made Aircraft.

      Which is, by the way, how I ended up working for the company, they hired me to come in and make sure that the ANSI and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standards were properly implemented and adhered to.


    64. 64 | August 30, 2018 9:23 am

      RIX wrote:

      AZfederalist wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Next he will say of ISIS, “Hey, they are just enthusiastic young men doing a job.”

      If I were you, I’d check to make sure he already hasn’t done that or something close.

      Excellent point, it would fit.

      Didn’t that State Department Spokesidiot Marie (B)arf postulate that the rise of ISIS was due to rampant unemployment among young Muslim men?

      Oh and in other news, I guess Warren Beatty is going to be a pall bearer for McCain. I’m pretty sure he didn’t vote for your husband in 2008, Cindy. But do whatever you can to make the nation tune in. Everyone is over your husband at this point, toots. That slap at Palin was the last straw for just about everybody.


    65. 65 | August 30, 2018 9:34 am

      Twitter has promoted this tweet from Chrysler saying how neat it is that their Pacifica Hybrid fully charges in 2 hours!

      Neato keeno. It takes me 10 minutes at the Valero Station to fill my tank.

      Math isn’t hard.


    66. 66 | August 30, 2018 10:12 am

      I’ll put on my “Karnak the Magnificent” turban on for a second….

      Trump will be pressured by the Lib Media to name the next aircraft carrier off the line after John McCain. He won’t.


    67. coldwarrior
      67 | August 30, 2018 10:26 am

      @ The Barbarian:

      a coal powered car!

      REVOLUTIONARY!


    68. coldwarrior
      68 | August 30, 2018 10:27 am

      @ The Barbarian:

      name an ‘oiler’ after mccain, because that is where his first assignment should have been for graduating at the bottom of his class


    69. coldwarrior
      69 | August 30, 2018 10:28 am

      @ Bunk X:
      doriangrey wrote:

      Chinese made and marked Grade 12.9 for aircraft manufacture. Turned out they were actually Grade 5.

      good lord.


    70. eaglesoars
      70 | August 30, 2018 10:50 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Trump will be pressured by the Lib Media to name the next aircraft carrier off the line after John McCain

      Actually, they’re going for the Medal of Honor


    71. coldwarrior
      71 | August 30, 2018 10:53 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Actually, they’re going for the Medal of Honor

      for what? thats the highest bar to clear in the military.


    72. eaglesoars
      72 | August 30, 2018 11:08 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      thats the highest bar to clear in the military.

      for fucking over Trump every chance he got, that’s what


    73. 73 | August 30, 2018 11:28 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      For what? His torture at the hands of the Viet Cong?
      Fine, then give it to EVERY man that was tortured at the Hanoi Hilton.
      If he wasn’t deemed worthy of the honor at the time of his release, he isn’t worthy now.

      They do realize it is awarded for BRAVERY right?


    74. 74 | August 30, 2018 11:37 am

      And I know there are people that aren’t all that crazy about Palin – but her statement about McCain was well done and she has remained a class act despite the bullsh*t remarks John the Dead said about her “costing” him the election and that in hindsight he would have chosen a different running mate.

      The McCain family should be ashamed of themselves. And they should just fade away from public view after this. Including that daughter of his.


    75. Buckeye Abroad
      75 | August 30, 2018 11:45 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      “..40% of the Chinese economy is built on sand and unicorn horns. The additional problem is that EVERYONE in positions of power are CORRUPT to one level or another.”

      Everytime someone brings up “China is the future” I just shake my head. China will go broke before they get rich and they have so many problems under the rug.


    76. eaglesoars
      76 | August 30, 2018 11:50 am

      @ Buckeye Abroad:

      and even the rug is fake


    77. coldwarrior
      77 | August 30, 2018 11:59 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Buckeye Abroad:

      and even the rug is fake

      it looks nice in the picture online, but when you see it in real life…its trash


    78. 78 | August 30, 2018 5:31 pm

      I know we really DIDN’T need further proof that Chris “Fredo” Cuomo is the dumbest lawyer in the United States, here’s more. He advises that Andrew Gillum is the first African American nominee for governor from a “Major State”

      https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/08/30/fake-news-cnns-chris-cuomo-calls-andrew-gillum-first-african-american-nominee-for-governor/

      *Sigh* I’m pretty sure that Both Governors Wilder of Virginia and Patrick of Massachusetts consider themselves as hailing from “Major States.”

      Oh, and then Tom Bradley was the Democrat nominee for governor TWICE – from that, you know, apparently MINOR state of CALIFORNIA.

      Fredo, Fredo, Fredo. You need to go fishing. Soon.


    79. Aussie Infidel
      79 | August 30, 2018 6:41 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Actually, they’re going for the Medal of Honor

      for what? thats the highest bar to clear in the military.

      The devaluation of the Medal of Honour continues apace I see!

      🙁


    80. Aussie Infidel
      80 | August 30, 2018 6:42 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Buckeye Abroad:

      and even the rug is fake

      HEH!

      🙂


    81. Possum
      81 | August 30, 2018 6:52 pm

      Flag thing.

      Rules and guidelines are established so that everyone knows how to act and respond in a certain situation.

      Dead senator is half mast for day of death and next day.

      Unless…..

      There should be no fucking “unless”

      This is like if you had 6 grand children. You spend the same amount of money on each of them at Christmas.

      Senators when they die get the same amount of half staff flag time


    82. Possum
      82 | August 30, 2018 6:54 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Actually, they’re going for the Medal of Honor

      for what? thats the highest bar to clear in the military.

      The devaluation of the Medal of Honour continues apace I see!

      Any medal should be awarded at the time the medal awarding reason was. Not 40 plus years later when you die.


    83. Possum
      83 | August 30, 2018 7:01 pm

      I am strange.

      I stand for the National Anthem of the United States of America.

      I do not sing it.

      I do not put my hand on my heart.

      To do that I feel would be disrespectful


    84. lobo91
      84 | August 30, 2018 7:39 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Trump will be pressured by the Lib Media to name the next aircraft carrier off the line after John McCain

      Actually, they’re going for the Medal of Honor

      That’s not happening.


    85. lobo91
      85 | August 30, 2018 7:40 pm

      Cruz Triggers Standing Ovation After This Confrontation With O’Rourke Supporter

      Speaking at a townhall in Texas, Senator Ted Cruz (r-TX) was detailing the differences between himself and his challenger, Dem. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, when he began, “On the Second Amendment—” prompting a gun rights supporter to interrupt, “Come and take it!”

      That triggered an apparent O’Rourke supporter, who had been heckling Cruz, to yell out, “Oh, we will!”

      Cruz than catalyzed an eruption and standing ovation from the crowd that lasted nearly 30 seconds, answering, “The best exchange of the entire election; on the Second Amendment, ‘Come and take it,’ and the Beto O’Rourke supporter screams, ‘Oh, we will.’ … The question is, is Texas gonna stand up and defend our freedom?”


    86. 86 | August 30, 2018 7:52 pm

      Speaking of the National Anthem.

      Headlines reads: “In a Blow to the NFL, Arbiter Rules that Colin Kaepernick’s Lawsuit Can Proceed”

      First of all, it’s not a BLOW to anyone. Most cases usually find their way to a mediator or an arbiter in the early stages. This is done for a variety of reasons. Discovery is an expensive process. And this is supposedly involving 32 NFL franchises, which means every Owner, GM, Coach etc. is a potential deponent. The NFL was simply trying to see if there was a way to settle with this asshat before litigation.

      By the way, I don’t know if Krapperdick has stopped to realize this, but I’ll bet my paycheck that in the end he finds there was no collusion. The NFL rehired Michael VICK for goodness sake – he was in prison for his role in the torturing and killing of dogs! They aren’t going to care about the kneeler – practically every team has one at this point. What Krapperdick can’t get over is that there isn’t a single NFL team that wants him as a starter. His day is done, and it has been done. Even the 49ers didn’t want him anymore – they were more than willing for him to walk away from his contract. All offers he’s had were for backup positions, with backup money.

      But here’s where Krapperdick is going to have a problem. If he LOSES and/or the case is dismissed on motion for summary judgment, EVERY ONE of those NFL teams can individually petition for the recovery of their reasonable attorneys’ fees and cost. I just did a memo for a trial that finished up awhile ago and a couple years of discovery and a two-week trial. It was $7,000,000+ – and the judge awarded it to us. Krapper is probably looking at three, four years of discovery considering the number of depositions that are going to take place. Imagine even $2 million award for each defendant, x 32.


    87. rain of lead
      87 | August 30, 2018 7:54 pm

      https://dailycaller.com/2018/08/29/dianne-feinstein-donald-mccain-msnbc/

      “He could have very sobering outbursts, but when the chips were down, Donald McCain was there,” Feinstein said. “And he was there with heart and muscle, and it made a difference.”

      *blink**blink*

      Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


    88. 88 | August 30, 2018 8:32 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Since Feinstein and Pelosi are both from San Francisco, my guess is the street poop has infected their brains.


    89. 89 | August 30, 2018 8:36 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      Who the hell’s Don McCain?


    90. eaglesoars
      90 | August 30, 2018 9:22 pm

      Is it just me or does this 24/7 coverage of McCain seem like so much propaganda. I can’t watch it, I refuse to. You’d think Julius Caesar had just fallen in battle against the Gauls. Reagan didn’t get this spectacle and I don’t think it speaks well of the McCain family to put on this circus.

      Other than McCain/Feingold, can anyone think of any legislation he’s responsible for?

      OTOH, Nicole Wallace didn’t get an invite.


    91. lobo91
      91 | August 30, 2018 10:08 pm

      Chapel Hill police chief told officers to ‘stay way out’ as Confederate monument was toppled; one officer put on leave amid concerns over tattoo

      Police Chief Chris Blue instructed Chapel Hill officers to stand aside last week as protesters pulled down a controversial Confederate monument on the University of North Carolina campus, a review of Blue’s text messages and emails shows.

      Following a public records request, WRAL News obtained about 400 pages of emails and texts sent to and from Blue on Aug. 20-21 – before, during and after the protest that led to the toppling of the “Silent Sam” statue.

      Blue’s texts show he was closely monitoring what unfolded at McCorkle Place on campus on Aug. 20 and was relaying directions to his officers. It remains unclear who sent some texts to Blue and received his messages in return.

      “Looks like about 200 people. Making speeches. Crowd is calm. Curt said they saw a couple of counter folks moving up from the planetarium. They [are] keeping eyes on them,” a text sent to Blue around 6:30 p.m. reads.

      “Ask them to get some pics and share them,” Blue responds.

      “It looks like it’s getting busy,” someone else texts a short time later.

      “Counter demonstrators?” Blue asks.

      “Don’t see any and not reports if any,” comes the response.

      “Have you asked? UNC is seeing things we are not,” Blue texts. “I’d appreciate a periodic update. Maybe some pics?”

      UNC Police officers also were at the demonstration.

      “Mark is watching it on Facebook and it looks ok,” someone texts. “Moving to silent sam.”

      Blue sends a thumbs-up emoji and suggests helping with traffic control.

      When someone lets him know officers on bicycles are already doing that, he replies, “Ok. Monitor the masked folks. Keep our folks off McCorkle place for now.”

      “Need to make sure our plainclothes guys are really looking out for counter protesters to arrive,” Blue texts at 7:35 p.m. “This thing is all over tv and internet. The longer they take with the statue the more time Folks have to arrive.”


    92. AZfederalist
      92 | August 30, 2018 10:09 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ The Barbarian:

      name an ‘oiler’ after mccain, because that is where his first assignment should have been for graduating at the bottom of his class

      Probably not quite true, he still graduated from the Academy vs. a normal college, so he was going to get a decent assignment. Shouldn’t have been fighter jock though. Those kind of people go into desk jobs or procurement, not front-line positions.


    93. AZfederalist
      93 | August 30, 2018 10:16 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Is it just me or does this 24/7 coverage of McCain seem like so much propaganda.

      It is unseemly. But then, it comports with McCain when he was alive. He really was a useful idiot for the left with his “Maverick” monicker and willing to play the fool for the dems. He never did catch on to the fact that the left was using him like a rented mule.


    94. AZfederalist
      94 | August 30, 2018 10:18 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      “Need to make sure our plainclothes guys are really looking out for counter protesters to arrive,” Blue texts at 7:35 p.m. “This thing is all over tv and internet. The longer they take with the statue the more time Folks have to arrive.”

      That’s not keeping the peace, that is active collaboration, participation, and abetting a crime.


    95. lobo91
      95 | August 30, 2018 10:26 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      Exactly


    96. eaglesoars
      96 | August 30, 2018 10:37 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      yep, his career is over


    97. eaglesoars
      97 | August 30, 2018 10:44 pm

      Why do people keep insisting that the crime problem is Chicago can be mitigated by ‘jobs’? What jobs are these people qualified for? Standing at street corners offering to clean your windshield? It’s like telling the Catholic Church if it wants to clean up the clergy/child abuse problem, it has to allow priests to marry. Who ever said secular child abusers don’t marry.

      Complete non sequiturs.


    98. lobo91
      98 | August 30, 2018 10:48 pm


    99. lobo91
      99 | August 30, 2018 10:59 pm

      Dots Connecting Quickly: Bruce Ohr Worked With Andrew Weissmann, While Nellie Ohr Worked For Fusion GPS in 2015…

      Last Sunday Representative Darrell Issa was being interviewed by Maria Bartiromo about the testimony of Bruce Ohr when Issa innocuously said that Nellie Ohr was working for Fusion GPS in 2015. Previous to that statement by Issa the timeline for Nellie Ohr working with Fusion GPS began in April of 2016 (simultaneous to Fusion beginning the contract work for the Clinton Campaign and sub-contracting of Chris Steele).

      If the 2015 date was correct, this was a big deal; a VERY BIG deal. Well, today amid other revelations within an excellent report by Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller, the 2015 date is confirmed:

      […] Republicans pressed Ohr about how his wife, a Russia expert named Nellie Ohr, came to work for Fusion GPS.

      Ohr testified that Fusion approached his wife for a job and that she began working for the research firm in late 2015. California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa said Ohr testified that his wife was paid $44,000 by Fusion GPS. As TheDCNF has reported, Ohr did not disclose his wife’s Fusion income on his annual ethics disclosure form.

      Perkins Coie, the law firm for the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, paid Fusion GPS more than $1 million for the Trump-Russia project. Fusion paid Steele nearly $170,000 for his work. (read more)

      If Nellie Ohr began working for FusionGPS in “late 2015”, an entire set of prior suspicions now gains a lot more traction. We have long suspected that Fusion-GPS was one of the contractors with access to the FBI/NSA database. The contractors were conducting political opposition research by exploiting the FISA 702(16)(17) process which would be available for counterintelligence purposes; hence the DOJ-National Security Division.

      From November 1, 2015, to May 1st, 2016, thousands of search queries were conducted with a “non-compliance rate of 85%”. That means the “contractors” were massively abusing their access to the database; and a full 85% of their activity was demonstrably unlawful.

      It is highly likely, almost certain, all of this unlawful query activity was political opposition research being conducted by political operatives, agents and DOJ/FBI affiliates within the apparatus. Fusion GPS seems like an obvious organization who would be participating in that activity. Adding to this likelihood we now have Nellie Ohr working within this exact timeline.


    100. eaglesoars
      100 | August 30, 2018 11:06 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      The contractors were conducting political opposition research by exploiting the FISA 702(16)(17) process which would be available for counterintelligence purposes; hence the DOJ-National Security Division.

      Yes, and Mike Rogers shut it – the 702 program – down, remember? He told Trump about it right after the election and killed it. I believe he even testified to Congress about it. And remember they fired him?


    101. coldwarrior
      101 | August 31, 2018 12:42 am

      @ lobo91:
      oh my!


    102. 102 | August 31, 2018 2:53 am

      @ doriangrey:
      So in other words I wasn’t making shit up for a change. Thanks.


    103. 103 | August 31, 2018 3:00 am

      After two days of 2-hour 40-mile commutes each way on the 405, I decided to work from home tomorrow. I haven’t told anyone yet.
      Beer begins after NYT crossword and Sodoku is completed at 2pm.


    104. RIX
      104 | August 31, 2018 8:36 am

      @ The Barbarian:
      McCain is dead and that’s a shame. But even I death he is small, the farewell letter bashing Trump and
      refusal to invite Palin to the funeral. I believe that McCains role in the dossier is being suppressed.


    105. 105 | August 31, 2018 10:49 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      So in other words I wasn’t making shit up for a change. Thanks.

      Yup, for once.


    106. Deplorable Bumr50
      106 | August 31, 2018 3:28 pm

      Had a bunch of people (not here) tell me this wouldn’t happen.


    107. coldwarrior
      107 | August 31, 2018 3:59 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      insufferable nevertrumpers


    108. Aussie Infidel
      108 | August 31, 2018 7:42 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Why do people keep insisting that the crime problem is Chicago can be mitigated by ‘jobs’? What jobs are these people qualified for? Standing at street corners offering to clean your windshield? It’s like telling the Catholic Church if it wants to clean up the clergy/child abuse problem, it has to allow priests to marry. Who ever said secular child abusers don’t marry.

      Complete non sequiturs.

      Jobs qualifications for street thugs sets too high a bar. Even asking “do you want fries with that” is totally beyond these uneducated criminals. Just like the suggestion that the dodgy pedo priest problem can be ‘cured’ by allowing them to ‘marry’! I think it’s still illegal to enter into homosexual marriage with children.

      Total tosh ….. by those who seek to maintain useful leftist facilitators based identity politics and BS excuses for criminals.


    109. Aussie Infidel
      109 | August 31, 2018 7:45 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      Probably not quite true, he still graduated from the Academy vs. a normal college, so he was going to get a decent assignment. Shouldn’t have been fighter jock though. Those kind of people go into desk jobs or procurement, not front-line positions.

      So now I know why the US Navy gets all those gold plated toilet seats costing thousands of dollars. It’s the bottom of the Naval Academy class dross who are placed into all of the procurement jobs!

      🙂


    110. eaglesoars
      110 | August 31, 2018 9:11 pm

      What could possibly go wrong…

      Five Eyes Intel Alliance Urges Big Tech to Help Break Encrypted Messages

      https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2018/08/five-eyes-intel-alliance-urges-big-tech-help-break-encrypted-messages/150961/

      Edward Snowden, Reality Winner, etc.

      Fucking geniuses we have running the place


    111. AZfederalist
      111 | August 31, 2018 10:37 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      So now I know why the US Navy gets all those gold plated toilet seats costing thousands of dollars. It’s the bottom of the Naval Academy class dross who are placed into all of the procurement jobs!

      Nope, not all of the procurement jobs. I’ve had the privilege of working with some very top-notch Navy folks working in procurement — some of them real fighter jocks, others just darned competent people who understand what they are doing.

      /After all, there is a limited pool of Annapolis grads and only 1/2 of them are below average.


    112. yenta-fada
      112 | August 31, 2018 11:44 pm

      Your dose of happy news.

      The United States is ending all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, the US State Department says.
      It described the organisation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), as “irredeemably flawed”.

      The US administration has “carefully reviewed” the issue and “will not make additional contributions to Unrwa,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later said the move was an “assault” against his people.

      “Such a punishment will not succeed to change the fact that the United States no longer has a role in the region and that it is not a part of the solution,” Nabil Abu Rudeina told Reuters news agency.

      He added that the decision was “a defiance of UN resolutions”.
      ◾Palestinians fear cost of Trump’s aid cut
      ◾UN alarm as US cuts aid to Palestinians

      🙂 🙂


    113. AZfederalist
      113 | September 1, 2018 1:06 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      “Such a punishment will not succeed to change the fact that the United States no longer has a role in the region and that it is not a part of the solution,” Nabil Abu Rudeina told Reuters news agency.

      When you are taking flak, you know you are over the target.


    114. 114 | September 1, 2018 1:44 am

      @ Bunk X:
      Got my initial goals completed by 1PM. Went to WalMart to pick up drugs. I stuck around because they were playing this.

      https://youtu.be/8LdLIqkmMB0


    115. 115 | September 1, 2018 1:48 am

      @ doriangrey:
      [insert emoticon that is really really offensive here]


    116. 116 | September 1, 2018 1:52 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      I’m getting tired of inviting Ben Shapiro to have carnal relations with himself every time he asks me for a donation.


    117. 117 | September 1, 2018 8:09 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas later said the move was an “assault” against his people.

      “Such a punishment will not succeed to change the fact that the United States no longer has a role in the region and that it is not a part of the solution,” Nabil Abu Rudeina told Reuters news agency.

      And that right there sums up the Muslim attitude towards infidels. You give us money, or you are assaulting us.


    118. 118 | September 1, 2018 8:11 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ doriangrey:
      [insert emoticon that is really really offensive here]

      Returns favor… with maniacal laughter…


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