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  • They Quit Teaching Econ for a Reason.

    by coldwarrior ( 115 Comments › )
    Filed under Economy, Open thread at February 20th, 2019 - 10:31 pm

    They Quit Teaching Econ for a Reason. No, really. It is a decision made quite on purpose so that the propagandists can do this:

    US debt hits record under Trump, Republicans mum

    versus

    Federal Debt: Total Public Debt as Percent of Gross Domestic Product

    Debt as a number of dollars is pointless, just as household debt without knowing the household income is useless, US debt without knowing it’s percentage of GDP is pointless. Trump has managed to stop the hemorrhaging. And, yes, there is much, much more work that needs to be done.

    Beware of headlines without context.

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    115 Responses to “They Quit Teaching Econ for a Reason.”
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    1. Aussie Infidel
      1 | February 20, 2019 10:45 pm

      Context is all!

      Otherwise you are at the mercy of every would be ‘chicken little’ out there as well of those bastards with a more nasty hidden agenda trying to manipulate you.

      🙂


    2. Aussie Infidel
      2 | February 20, 2019 10:46 pm

      Meanwhile.

      BOGNINO in full cry. Joining up all the dots surrounding the corruption of the ‘SWAMP’.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU8HqW_PcDU

      Naming names and taking numbers!

      Go you good thing

      🙂


    3. coldwarrior
      3 | February 20, 2019 10:50 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      i got a black caps jacket for one of my twins, she has become a cricket fan at 7 years old.

      she watches it willingly. i dont even need to bribe her with popcorn and and sodas!


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | February 20, 2019 10:56 pm

      gonna go have a cigar, and arrogant bastard and some hannah wicklund

      bbl

      the cigar is a hammer and sickle hermitage #1.

      http://www.hscigars.com/hermitageseries.html

      just perfect smoke

      this is one of 4 or 5 cigars that i will pay full price for.


    5. yenta-fada
      5 | February 20, 2019 11:38 pm

      google is not your friend.

      https://godfatherpolitics.com/google-hid-a-microphone-in-its-nest-security-device-and-never-told-consumers/

      Don’t let it near the internet og things.


    6. eaglesoars
      6 | February 20, 2019 11:43 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      found an interesting guy. Adam Townsend. He actually did a forensic analysis of China’s financial report of Dec 2018. I, of course, have to take him at his word because I don’t have the chops he does, but it’s interesting.

      In four years the Chinese Government has created 380 Trillion Renminbi or US$ 50.1 Trillion in Financial Assets out of thin air. The dollar value of these Financial Assets increased 22% in 2017 and its forecast growth of 8% for 2018.
      .
      .
      In the 2017 Financial Stability Report (2016 YE Data) the People’s Bank Of China attempts to explain the remarkable S20.9 trillion disparity between their own financial asset figures, and those reported to the Financial Stability Board, while half-heartedly acknowledging the risk associated with the meteoric growth of mainland Shadow Banking. “Such business is of low transparency and is easy to evade regulatory requirements for loans. Moreover, part of the money is invested in prohibited areas and most of the money is not yet covered by statistics of the Total Social Financing” – page 151 The translation, lacking polish is that the PBOC Financial Stability Report is saying is that they don’t include significant Shadow Bank Assets in their reporting to the FSB. Cos it looks bad, and reminder bankers don;t like the manual labor of Chinese prisons.
      .
      .
      If the People’s Bank of China Financial Stability Report is accurate, then the Financial Stability Board Report is wrong.

      The Financial Stability Board report understate the level of its global assets, shadow assets and risks of default

      There is +/- $ 28.2 trillion in China financial assets out in the wild that the world’s central bankers don’t know are there or where to find, bigly problem
      https://www.adamtownsend.me/china-financial-stability-report/

      there’s an entire section of his blog devoted to GUTTING amazon, but I’ve just started it


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | February 20, 2019 11:59 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Don’t let it near the internet og things.

      too late

      {yenta}

      bed time


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | February 21, 2019 12:02 am

      oh wait. this is hilarious. Don Lemon having a meltdown over Smollett

      “Sean Hannity is going to eat Jussie Smollett’s lunch every single second. Tucker Carlson is going to eat Jussie Smollett’s lunch every single second. The President of the United States is going to eat his lunch”

      https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1098428867654561794


    9. yenta-fada
      9 | February 21, 2019 12:11 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      The other important bit of perspective is it’s not just U.S. debt that’s a problem. It’s the roughly $245 trillion of GLOBAL debt that is the largest mess. For purposes of overnight interbank lending that greases the wheels of commerce, al Central Banks are joined at the hip. This exaggerates the problem of Contagion. Do things crash al at once? Not according to Dmitry Orlov. Complex societies do not unwind overnight.

      From what I read, the PTB are in various states of disarray. Hilary was supposed to win and hasten complete control. There is not total agreement at the top because they are al greedy buggers who worship only themselves and their progeny. A small dedicated faction can leverage their age old fire for freedom. Confidence in Government and media has been eroding. Don’t send your kids to University indoctrination mills.


    10. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      10 | February 21, 2019 1:41 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      gonna go have a cigar, and arrogant bastard and some hannah wicklund

      bbl

      the cigar is a hammer and sickle hermitage #1.

      http://www.hscigars.com/hermitageseries.html

      just perfect smoke

      this is one of 4 or 5 cigars that i will pay full price for.

      Something new for you to look up. I think I’m ordering one on tax return.

      Fuego Lighters Robusto Cigar Lighter

      You haven’t seen anything like this before.


    11. RIX
      11 | February 21, 2019 10:45 am

      http://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/02/20/blackface-racist-photos-yearbooks-colleges-kkk-lynching-mockery-fraternities-black-70-s-80-s/2858921002/
      @ USA Today
      Big news day right, lots to report? Not so fast, USA Today has old business to cover.
      This is this mornings feature story above the fold.
      Yearbooks from fourty to fifty years ago had racially insensitive photos! Pass it on


    12. eaglesoars
      12 | February 21, 2019 11:25 am

      @ RIX:

      oh man,that is SO ancient! Maybe they could do something a bit more recent. Like the Black Panthers

      The Smolletts have also been outspoken politically and, since their school years, devoted to causes like H.I.V./AIDS prevention and ending apartheid. They were raised in the orbit of the Black Panthers and, lately, have lent their voices to the Black Lives Matter movement. Their trajectory, from child stars to successful adults, is born of their family and its history of activism.
      .
      .
      Raised on a diet of classic films (they’ll gladly quote the 1945 version of “Mildred Pierce”), Jussie and Jurnee still count their mother, Janet Smollett, as their only acting coach. An African-American from New Orleans, Ms. Smollett met their father, Joel Smollett Sr., a Russian-Polish Jew, in the Bay Area, where they campaigned for civil rights. “My mom was in the movement with Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, and one of her first mentors was Julian Bond,” Mr. Smollett said of the Black Panther founders and the civil rights leader. “To this day, Angela Davis is one of her dearest friends. We’ve spent Mother’s Day with Angela.”

      https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/arts/television/the-smollett-family-business-acting-and-activism.html

      Boy genius paid the 2 guys he hired to stage the attack with personal checks.

      In other Chicago news the Obama Presidential Library – isn’t.

      But the center, which will cost an estimated $500 million, will also differ from the complexes built by Barack Obama’s predecessors in another way: It won’t actually be a presidential library.

      In a break with precedent, there will be no research library on site, and none of Mr. Obama’s official presidential records. Instead, the Obama Foundation will pay to digitize the roughly 30 million pages of unclassified paper records from the administration so they can be made available online.

      And the entire complex, including the museum chronicling Mr. Obama’s presidency, will be run by the foundation, a private nonprofit entity, rather than by the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal agency that administers the libraries and museums for all presidents going back to Herbert Hoover.

      It’s an Alinsky training center

      https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/arts/obama-presidential-center-library-national-archives-and-records-administration.html


    13. yenta-fada
      13 | February 21, 2019 11:53 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Commenters online have noticed that the large building on that site looks like the Kaaba shrine in Mecca. There is definitely a resemblance. More muzz occupied infidel land. No books=not a library.
      It’s like Ozero putting his feet up on the President’s desk with the soles showing. Contempt for America. You have to wonder if the guy
      has cracked a book of any substance since School.


    14. 14 | February 21, 2019 11:54 am

      Oh, sad day….Peter Tork of the Monkees has died. My youthful loves are leaving me at a rapid rate.

      I always thought Peter and Mike Nesmith were the guys with GENUINE talent in the band.


    15. 15 | February 21, 2019 12:00 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      With some money laundering on the side, no doubt. I’m surprised Valerie Jarrett isn’t making him build it on the site of all those rundown slums she purchased in anticipation of making a real estate killing for the Chicago Olympics.


    16. eaglesoars
      16 | February 21, 2019 12:35 pm

      2 weeks ago:

      Billionaire political donor Huang Xiangmo, Beijing’s former top lobbyist/fixer in Australia has just had his long-standing application for Aussie citizenship rejected and his permanent residency cancelled while travelling overseas, leaving him stranded and locked out of his USD10m Sydney mansion. The citizenship application refusal apparently comes on both character grounds and concerns about the reliability of his answers in interviews and correspondence with authorities including ASIO, the Australian intelligence service. Note that Mr. Huang has donated AUD2.7m to both major political parties over the last five years and also funds former foreign minister Bob Carr’s Sydney think tank – Carr himself having made several recent public statements arguing for Australia to side with China due to their economic links.

      Today

      Just days after it warned its citizens against traveling to New Zealand, Beijing has reportedly cracked down on imports of coal from Australia, cutting off the country’s miners from their biggest export market and threatening the island nation’s economy at a time when it and its fellow “Five Eyes” members who have sided with the US by blocking or banning Huawei’s 5G network technology

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-21/miner-shares-slide-beijing-bans-australian-coal-imports

      But the UK, whose intel agencies are in it up to their necks on the Trump coup, have decided they have enough on their plate with Brexit and just want the whole thing to go away

      Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

      The decision has not yet been made public, but the security agency said in a statement it had “a unique oversight and understanding of Huawei engineering and cyber security”.

      translation: $$$

      https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47274643


    17. eaglesoars
      17 | February 21, 2019 12:38 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      With some money laundering on the side, no doubt. I’m surprised Valerie Jarrett isn’t making him build it on the site of all those rundown slums she purchased in anticipation of making a real estate killing for the Chicago Olympics.

      there is a lawsuit that’s just been allowed to go forward about the siting. Originally they wanted to wipe out water-line real estate

      @ yenta-fada:

      and also an empty Chinese takeout box


    18. eaglesoars
      18 | February 21, 2019 12:49 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

      The decision has not yet been made public, but the security agency said in a statement it had “a unique oversight and understanding of Huawei engineering and cyber security”.

      Trump:

      U.S. won’t partner with countries that use Huawei systems: Pompeo

      Gauntlet thrown

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-pompeo-idUSKCN1QA1O6?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c6ee3cc00bd4700011a3bd1&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter


    19. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      19 | February 21, 2019 1:18 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ RIX:

      oh man,that is SO ancient! Maybe they could do something a bit more recent. Like the Black Panthers

      The Smolletts have also been outspoken politically and, since their school years, devoted to causes like H.I.V./AIDS prevention and ending apartheid. They were raised in the orbit of the Black Panthers and, lately, have lent their voices to the Black Lives Matter movement. Their trajectory, from child stars to successful adults, is born of their family and its history of activism.
      .
      .
      Raised on a diet of classic films (they’ll gladly quote the 1945 version of “Mildred Pierce”), Jussie and Jurnee still count their mother, Janet Smollett, as their only acting coach. An African-American from New Orleans, Ms. Smollett met their father, Joel Smollett Sr., a Russian-Polish Jew, in the Bay Area, where they campaigned for civil rights. “My mom was in the movement with Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, and one of her first mentors was Julian Bond,” Mr. Smollett said of the Black Panther founders and the civil rights leader. “To this day, Angela Davis is one of her dearest friends. We’ve spent Mother’s Day with Angela.”

      https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/arts/television/the-smollett-family-business-acting-and-activism.html

      Boy genius paid the 2 guys he hired to stage the attack with personal checks.

      In other Chicago news the Obama Presidential Library – isn’t.

      But the center, which will cost an estimated $500 million, will also differ from the complexes built by Barack Obama’s predecessors in another way: It won’t actually be a presidential library.

      In a break with precedent, there will be no research library on site, and none of Mr. Obama’s official presidential records. Instead, the Obama Foundation will pay to digitize the roughly 30 million pages of unclassified paper records from the administration so they can be made available online.

      And the entire complex, including the museum chronicling Mr. Obama’s presidency, will be run by the foundation, a private nonprofit entity, rather than by the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal agency that administers the libraries and museums for all presidents going back to Herbert Hoover.

      It’s an Alinsky training center

      https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/arts/obama-presidential-center-library-national-archives-and-records-administration.html

      I’ve noticed a pattern. For some reason the most racist of the black lives and related groups/people seem to be either half-black or raised in non-black homes (looking at you Ozero). I wonder if there is a psychological component to this, ie: trying to create a “black” identity for themselves.

      Of course being raised in hardcore communist/socialist households doesn’t help.


    20. eaglesoars
      20 | February 21, 2019 1:41 pm

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      Kaepernick fits that


    21. eaglesoars
      21 | February 21, 2019 1:52 pm

      Tatiana McGrath has some competition

      By staging his own abuse, Jussie Smollett was empowering himself. He knew a racist hate crime directed at him was inevitable and decided to steal the chance to perpetrate it from white people.

      He should be commended for that. Not to mention employing two PoCs in the process.

      https://twitter.com/MadelineSeers13/status/1098578171115364352


    22. eaglesoars
      22 | February 21, 2019 2:11 pm

      so remember a few days ago when I posted that some Americans were arrested in Haiti and I told you they weren’t civilians, prolly some sort of special ops people?

      yeah, well, they’re home. They’ve been ‘arrested’ so they can disappear back whence they came

      https://www.voanews.com/a/armed-americans-arrested-in-haiti-returned-to-us/4797773.html


    23. 23 | February 21, 2019 3:26 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Tatiana McGrath has some competition

      By staging his own abuse, Jussie Smollett was empowering himself. He knew a racist hate crime directed at him was inevitable and decided to steal the chance to perpetrate it from white people.

      He should be commended for that. Not to mention employing two PoCs in the process.

      https://twitter.com/MadelineSeers13/status/1098578171115364352

      In her case, it would appear that “PhD” stands for “Piled Higher and Deeper.”


    24. Aussie Infidel
      24 | February 21, 2019 4:18 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      You’ve created a monster! Next she’ll be insisting you are her to a test


    25. Aussie Infidel
      25 | February 21, 2019 4:22 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      google is not your friend.

      https://godfatherpolitics.com/google-hid-a-microphone-in-its-nest-security-device-and-never-told-consumers/

      Don’t let it near the internet og things.

      Just to be sure ensure that you stick something over your screen camera lens as well.

      🙂


    26. Aussie Infidel
      26 | February 21, 2019 4:32 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      That kinda fits in with the debt growth of 300% of China’s GNP but because of the obscurity of the PBOC and shadow banking that create funds out of thin air, spend the money financing ‘make work ‘ schemes at Provincial Government level and then use ‘fairy dust’ to vanish the resulting debts sloshing around the system, by dissolving ‘debt banks’ specifically set up to get rid of the debt overhang.

      This is a game of make-believe fiscal policy as China attempts to create a home based consumer driven financial system (a la the USA) out of a failing export driven system. Too late by a couple of decades and now faced with an ageing population with no safety net and an illusionary banking system. Their only way out is to win a war that distracts and unifies the population and asset strips surrounding vessel states.


    27. Aussie Infidel
      27 | February 21, 2019 4:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Note that Mr. Huang has donated AUD2.7m to both major political parties over the last five years and also funds former foreign minister Bob Carr’s Sydney think tank – Carr himself having made several recent public statements arguing for Australia to side with China due to their economic links.

      Bloody Bob Carr AGAIN. We grew up in the same hood and this cockroach is as toxic now as he ever was as a kid in Chifley. A nasty little snot rag with a chip on his shoulder that was regularly knocked off!

      🙂

      Don’t forget the name Alexander Downer a former Aussie Foreign Minister as well. Another ‘player’ from the Carr political era, and notorious for his activities in the Trump Russia scam

      🙂

      “Five Eyes” members who have sided with the US by blocking or banning Huawei’s 5G network technology

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-21/miner-shares-slide-beijing-bans-australian-coal-imports.
      China is attempting to ‘monster’ NZ as well threatening to cut back Chinese tourism to NZ which is the top export earner for the country. The Prof. Mary-Anne Brady threats and Chinese break-ins have turned even the socialist NZ Prime Minister against the Chinese trade threats.

      🙂

      But the UK, whose intel agencies are in it up to their necks on the Trump coup, have decided they have enough on their plate with Brexit and just want the whole thing to go away. Don’t forget that under the (RINO type former PM of Australia) Turnbull the Australian Intel agencies were up to their eyeballs as well as they fell into line with the Brits GCSB in opposing Trump and digging dirt for Clinton.

      Hopefully the current Australia PM will do a better job at restraining ‘politicised elements’ in ASIS and ONA.

      By the way I’m the ‘token Aussie’ tasked to look after the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison this afternoon when he visits the Auckland War Memorial at 1500 hours this afternoon.He lays a wreath as does Arden the Kiwi PM( a socialist) and then we all go for tea a biscuits and chat until 1615.

      🙂

      Better polish up my ‘gongs’!

      HEH

      🙂
      Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

      .


    28. Aussie Infidel
      28 | February 21, 2019 5:05 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      U.S. won’t partner with countries that use Huawei systems: Pompeo

      Gauntlet thrown

      GOOD

      That’ll drag the Brit GCSB backsliders back into line and make it easier for the Aussies and Kiwis to resist backsliding and accepting limited Huawei penetration into the 5G systems.

      The final 5 Eyes member Canada is pissed with China because of the treatment of Canadian citizens being held in China so Canada will ban Huawei as well.

      All Pompeo has to do is turn the screws on May and the Brits in GCSB and China will be locked out of the Anglo-sphere

      🙂


    29. Guggi
      29 | February 21, 2019 5:25 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Just days after it warned its citizens against traveling to New Zealand, Beijing has reportedly cracked down on imports of coal from Australia, cutting off the country’s miners from their biggest export market and threatening the island nation’s economy at a time when it and its fellow “Five Eyes” members who have sided with the US by blocking or banning Huawei’s 5G network technology

      And if that weren’t enough

      Carbon Cut Apocalypse: Climate Policies Threaten To Kill Australia’s Economy
      Date: 21/02/19

      The Australian

      Labor’s 45 per cent emissions-­reduction target would push electricity prices 50 per cent higher, cost workers up to $9000 a year in lower wages and wipe $472 billion from the economy over the next decade, according to the first independent modelling of the energy policies of both the government and opposition.

      btw: Gates, still a believer in anthropogenic climate change, but:

      Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind & Solar: ‘Let’s Quit Jerking Around With Renewables & Batteries’

      https://stopthesethings.com/2019/02/18/bill-gates-slams-unreliable-wind-solar-lets-quit-jerking-around-with-renewables-batteries/?utm_source=CCNet+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f739b48694-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_18_04_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe4b2f45ef-f739b48694-20169049

      and: Hi @all, {{eagle}}


    30. 30 | February 21, 2019 5:27 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The final 5 Eyes member Canada is pissed with China because of the treatment of Canadian citizens being held in China so Canada will ban Huawei as well.

      Don’t be so sure about that. I have no faith that our current government will ban Huawei or their 5G involvement. After all Trudeau said he admired China’s dictatorship.


    31. Aussie Infidel
      31 | February 21, 2019 5:37 pm

      @ PaladinPhil:
      When Canada’s balls are in Trumps hands …. ‘their hearts and minds will follow!’

      🙂


    32. eaglesoars
      32 | February 21, 2019 6:25 pm

      @ Guggi:

      {GUGGI}!!

      Gates is wrong about batteries. He’s right about renewables but good battery technology could be as transformative as personal computers/microchips, etc. Not to mention what it might do for space travel.

      I’ve been keeping a bit of an eye on France but there are really no good sources in English. I suspect the gilet jaune have been infiltrated, as most people have jobs they can’t stay away from for months at a time. But I don’t know by whom. I’ve seen that there has been some attempt to spread it to other countries but I’ve not seen any acknowledgment that this a coordinated attempt by somebody. Any insight you can provide is appreciated.

      Here, there are signs ANTIFA has hooked up with the Islamists. We have a nasty piece of work, Ilhan Omar, a barely literate little jihadi from Somalia who crash landed in Minnesota as a refugee and is now in Congress. There was a fake protest by an unknown organization outside her district office in Minneapolis, supposedly to protest her political positions, but it turned out to be bait by Antifa to make her opponents look bad when violence broke up. Fortunately, nobody took the bait, only the professionally curious showed up, and now it’s documented. Antifa and the jihadis are brothers in arms

      https://alphanewsmn.com/antifa-creates-fake-anti-ilhan-omar-rally-in-mpls-to-incite-violence/


    33. eaglesoars
      33 | February 21, 2019 6:37 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      That’ll drag the Brit GCSB backsliders back into line and make it easier for the Aussies and Kiwis to resist backsliding and accepting limited Huawei penetration into the 5G systems.

      The final 5 Eyes member Canada is pissed with China because of the treatment of Canadian citizens being held in China so Canada will ban Huawei as well.

      All Pompeo has to do is turn the screws on May and the Brits in GCSB and China will be locked out of the Anglo-sphere

      Do not assume Trudeau gives a rats ass about Canada or her citizens. Excuse me. Subjects. His. If a few end up martyred on the alter of global integration, well that’s his contribution to the cause for which he is certain he will be well and justifiably rewarded. Not to mention he gets to get stroked by that Ukranian Nazi for pissing on Trump.

      May has been EUnuched. Trump can’t do anything until he knows how Brexit falls out. Otherwise, he doesn’t know where the leverage is. I’d hate to throw the UK under the Chunnel to be snacked on by the Huns at their leisure, but these people are still turning up their noses at Tommy Robinson because he’s a chav. I, for one, am aware of the British class who tolerated an Austrian because they were confident he’d leave them their inheritances, material and otherwise, even if he did have plans for the serfs that were better left unexamined.


    34. yenta-fada
      34 | February 21, 2019 6:48 pm

      Better not expect much in China unless you are a model citizen with a good social credit score. They see everything.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-19/china-bans-millions-flights-trains-social-credit-crackdown


    35. yenta-fada
      35 | February 21, 2019 6:50 pm

      @ Guggi:

      {{GUGGI}}! I didn’t recognize you. 🙂 Welcome back to the funny farm.


    36. eaglesoars
      36 | February 21, 2019 7:01 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Better not expect much in China unless you are a model citizen with a good social credit score. They see everything.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-19/china-bans-millions-flights-trains-social-credit-crackdown

      “If trust is broken in one place, restrictions are imposed everywhere,”
      .
      .
      “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step” –

      State Council General Office policy entitled “Warning and Punishment Mechanisms for Persons Subject to Enforcement for Trust-Breaking

      Allow I deeply disagree w/Townsend’s casual indifference to this, the info he provides about who does what is helpful

      ———-
      The project is coordinated by the Central Leading Small Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms
      The National Development and Reform Commission leads the implementation process in close cooperation with the People’s Bank of China
      The National Credit Information Sharing Platform is used to collect and share data
      Information is accessible publicly via the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System

      https://www.adamtownsend.me/china-social-credit-score/

      much more at the link


    37. yenta-fada
      37 | February 21, 2019 7:03 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      You have characterized Trudeau very well. The missing piece is that he HATES English speaking Canadians. I keep telling people what a really nasty sob he really is, but they don’t believe me. Malignant narcissists are made, not born. His mother was seriously mentally ill and she was likely on drugs and booze most of the time. The father was wealthy because the grandfather made real money. Add Pierre’s weird Jesuit training, adoration of dictators like Mao, and ‘Uncle Fidel’ you get messed up on both sides. And Justina is dumb. Pierre made sure Justina didn’t have access to his trust fund millions until age 45 because he was such an obvious fool.


    38. yenta-fada
      38 | February 21, 2019 7:07 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      You do know everything, don’t you? {{eagle}} 🙂


    39. Aussie Infidel
      39 | February 21, 2019 7:07 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      5 weeks to go.

      What are the chances of a Hard Exit?
      I’d give it about 30% vs 70% for some arch-bastardry that postpones for 2 years any BREXIT thus allowing time to throttle British into accepting FULL integration into Europe, armed forces, economy, currency, law et al.

      If we can’t do BREXIT on 28 March the UK is finished as a sovereign nation State and all bets are off.

      I can feel the coming devilish scheming in my bones. just 5 more weeks to survive the slings and arrows of the MSM and the elites.

      Please hang in there Britain.


    40. Aussie Infidel
      40 | February 21, 2019 7:11 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      Jesuit training, adoration of dictators like Mao, and ‘Uncle Fidel’ you get messed up on both sides.

      Anyone in the thrall of the Jesuits will be totally compromised. They even said as much themselves…. ” give me the child until the age of seven and I’ll give you the man!”

      and I’m a Catholic. The Jesuits are an evil cabal pretending to be religious. Not all of course, but ALL of the ones who count!


    41. eaglesoars
      41 | February 21, 2019 7:23 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      You do know everything, don’t you? {{eagle}}

      except where I put my fucking car keys, yeah………….


    42. yenta-fada
      42 | February 21, 2019 7:24 pm

      @ PaladinPhil:

      0we can’t even guess how many millions have been raked in by Trudeau and his BFF Gerald Butts. The middle east, China, Soros, UN, and other assorted criminals. Trudeau will do anything to stay on the gravy train, but he has no leadership qualities.


    43. eaglesoars
      43 | February 21, 2019 7:29 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      If we can’t do BREXIT on 28 March the UK is finished as a sovereign nation State and all bets are off.

      I dunno. How many defections from the Tory party have there been? A few from Labour based on the anti-semitism thing, but I don’t take that publicly stated rationale at face value. If one were concerned about that, Labour would never have been an option to begin with. This so-called ‘independent’ movement bears watching. And I DO wish Boris would learn to keep it zipped in and start paying some mind to something other than that popsie’s cleavage.


    44. yenta-fada
      44 | February 21, 2019 7:30 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      You have to wonder how they amassed so much power internationally. At this age I can look back and see how vital it has been for the power hungry to scatter their members around the globe.


    45. eaglesoars
      45 | February 21, 2019 8:11 pm

      Jeffrey Skilling got out of jail today.


    46. eaglesoars
      46 | February 21, 2019 9:42 pm

      People have forgotten – or never really understood – what damage hurricane Michael did to Florida. I have family there that is still displaced. A couple days ago, someone drove thru and filmed it.

      Panama City/Beach is no more

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmmXnPZ41Zw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0dEh6AV1ytsRXk-NvrTlurl4OKVmWWiBRC3E3Qr_yKxCKiTOdOiGyoYoo


    47. Aussie Infidel
      47 | February 21, 2019 10:48 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      If we can’t do BREXIT on 28 March the UK is finished as a sovereign nation State and all bets are off.

      I dunno. How many defections from the Tory party have there been? A few from Labour based on the anti-semitism thing, but I don’t take that publicly stated rationale at face value. If one were concerned about that, Labour would never have been an option to begin with. This so-called ‘independent’ movement bears watching. And I DO wish Boris would learn to keep it zipped in and start paying some mind to something other than that popsie’s cleavage.

      So far about 6-7 from Labour and 3-4 from the Conservatives. They still have a Looooong way to go to be relevant!

      Did my shake and chat with the Aussie and Kiwi Prime Ministers before the heavens opened and it poured on their parade.

      :

      Scott Morrison the Aussie PM is tall (almost as tall s me) and we had a chat about Aussies in N Z.

      Nice guy. Jacinda Ardern the Kiwi PM was all death as usual and still a plotting socialist behind that smile.

      🙂


    48. Aussie Infidel
      48 | February 21, 2019 10:49 pm

      death = teeth!

      Bloody auto correct


    49. Aussie Infidel
      49 | February 21, 2019 10:51 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      And I DO wish Boris would learn to keep it zipped in and start paying some mind to something other than that popsie’s cleavage.

      Sorry but Boris seems to be c**t struck. His brains are starved of O2 now that he has a new ladylove. He’s beginning to ‘bend’ when it comes too BREXIT.

      I wonder if he’s been GOT AT?


    50. yenta-fada
      50 | February 21, 2019 10:53 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      OMG. Like California and fires in Paradise. Like 100,000 people in Alberta whose oil industry job Trudeau sht down, like New Orleans people scattered. So many disasters, so quickly.

      omg.i


    51. Aussie Infidel
      51 | February 21, 2019 10:55 pm

      When David Lange was the PM of NZ he was totally c**tstruck and his communist girlfriend was making policy in bed between her thighs. Lange was always the fat kid that everyone poked fun at and as PM he ‘got even’. The main reason why the USN was locked out of NZ ports was due almost entirely because of Lange’s sex life.

      At the base level politicians are just normal folks with flaws. Often DEEP flaws of character that can be exploited.


    52. Aussie Infidel
      52 | February 21, 2019 10:56 pm

      yenta-fada wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      You have to wonder how they amassed so much power internationally. At this age I can look back and see how vital it has been for the power hungry to scatter their members around the globe.

      Unlimited time and dedication works wonders


    53. yenta-fada
      53 | February 21, 2019 10:57 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      I can’t type for beans anymore. grrr So far compost mentis./


    54. eaglesoars
      54 | February 21, 2019 11:28 pm

      oh for FUCK’S sake, do you people NEVER learn? ANYTHING? EVER?

      ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: Surveillance catches presumed MAGA supporter vandalizing San Francisco home

      ‘presumed MAGA supporter’

      gah

      https://abc7news.com/exclusive-surveillance-catches-presumed-maga-supporter-vandalizing-sf-home/5146021/

      and when you watch the video, it doesn’t catch anybody.


    55. eaglesoars
      55 | February 21, 2019 11:34 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Unlimited time and dedication works wonders

      abject poverty and hopelessness to soften up the sell always helps.

      Tomorrow tell us all about the beauteous Jacinta. I’m going to bed.

      As for Boris being ‘got at’, I’m far more concerned about the UK intel agencies. I know they absolutely froth with disgust when it comes to us, the Americans, and god knows we’ve got fuckups on our scorecard. But I don’t think we’ve ever not had their back.

      Well, ok, Suez Canal, but they really didn’t think that one thru.

      nite


    56. yenta-fada
      56 | February 21, 2019 11:55 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE in Britain. Years of learning how to brainwash the masses to obey. Especially Democrats because of that ‘feelings’ proclivity. They are easy to provoke to blame and outrage. Violent totalitarians come from the left. Where reason cannot penetrate, human nature and mob mentality take over. Like good little monsters the violence and release is their reward. What was it that idiot Baltimore mayor said? As inner city blacks burn down their own town “They must be given space to destroy.”

      Reward violence and immorality, and you get more of it.


    57. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      57 | February 22, 2019 12:28 am

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      When David Lange was the PM of NZ he was totally c**tstruck and his communist girlfriend was making policy in bed between her thighs. Lange was always the fat kid that everyone poked fun at and as PM he ‘got even’. The main reason why the USN was locked out of NZ ports was due almost entirely because of Lange’s sex life.

      At the base level politicians are just normal folks with flaws. Often DEEP flaws of character that can be exploited.

      Anyone who thinks that honey pots aren’t still being used by enemies both external and domestic are idiots.


    58. 58 | February 22, 2019 7:05 am

      @ yenta-fada:
      And the left in America salivates.


    59. RIX
      59 | February 22, 2019 7:16 am

      https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/02/22/hilarious-charles-barkleys-trending-and-its-for-these-nba-game-halftime-riffs-about-jussie-smollett/
      @ Twitchy
      Good morning . A little Smollett humor from Charles Barkley!


    60. coldwarrior
      60 | February 22, 2019 8:56 am

      @ RIX:
      Now that’s funny.


    61. coldwarrior
      61 | February 22, 2019 12:14 pm

      New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with solicitation of prostitution, Jupiter (Florida) police said.

      Kraft was one of 25 people to be charged by as part of a months-long investigation, the police said.


    62. eaglesoars
      62 | February 22, 2019 12:41 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I’m pretty sure cops have better things to do than investigate hookers and pimps for months. Especially in Florida

      That was either drugs or human trafficking. Or both.


    63. eaglesoars
      63 | February 22, 2019 1:03 pm

      Portland Oregon has fallen to the enemy. Complete, utter and abject surrender.

      https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1098790727541129223

      The Mayor now says this news creates a “mandate” for all city staff to be re-educated on how to fight “white supremacy.” This is a power grab
      .
      .
      Portland’s city council also just voted to pull out of the FBI terrorism task force, saying they devote too many resources to investigating Portland’s extreme left-wing groups. They also expressed fears that officials would cooperate with federal authorities on immigration.
      .
      .
      Haley Adams, a right-wing Jewish #HimToo activist in #Portland shouted at the panel for allowing crowd to mistreat the few conservative citizens from the public who spoke. The mob surrounds her & shouts “NAZI SCUM.” She is then kicked out of the @PortlandPolice town hall event.

      oh, there’s lots more

      https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1098826158471147520


    64. eaglesoars
      64 | February 22, 2019 1:11 pm

      I laughed and I know that makes me a terrible person but I don’t care. I’m still laughing.

      A Taiwanese company has provoked an angry response because of an advertising campaign using large subway billboards featuring a cartoon figure of a smiling Adolf Hitler. The advertisements are for German-made electric space heaters.

      Israeli and German culture and trade officials in Taipei said yesterday they were appalled by the ad.

      The maker of the space heaters, DBK, based in the southwest German city of Kandel, said it would order an immediate halt to the campaign.

      The ad shows Hitler in a khaki uniform and black jackboots, his right arm raised high in a Nazi salute. Above him is a slogan that says “Declare war on the cold front!”
      .
      .
      “We decided to use Hitler because as soon as you see him, you think of Germany. It leaves a deep impression,” said Shen, who works in the company’s planning and design department.

      ya think?

      http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/local/archives/1999/11/23/11877


    65. coldwarrior
      65 | February 22, 2019 1:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Orwell…prescient as usual.


    66. coldwarrior
      66 | February 22, 2019 1:15 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Oh man.


    67. coldwarrior
      67 | February 22, 2019 1:31 pm

      I just had lunch with an old friend of mine, hes a forensic accountant. Makes pretty good $ at it too.

      He explained, in excruciating detail, all of the safeguards and staff that Trump has to make sure his books and dealings are PERFECTLY legal. Lunch lasted almost 2 hours. This was the only topic.

      It was very interesting what these guys have to do to ensure that they are not in violation of some silly reg.

      SDNY will get nothing, as there is noting there


    68. eaglesoars
      68 | February 22, 2019 2:18 pm

      good

      The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Louisiana on Thursday night, the first step in clearing a backlog of such facilities that the energy industry says is key to sharing the shale revolution abroad.

      FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee cheered the approval of the Calcasieu Pass LNG export project as a “breakthrough” because it would help address a shortage of facilities along the coasts to export liquefied natural gas, or LNG — the chilled, liquid form to which gas must be converted for shipment in giant tanker vessels across the sea.

      The $4.5 billion Calcasieu Pass project, funded by the Virginia private equity group Venture Global LNG, will be able to export 12 million metric tons of LNG per year.

      Energy commissioners reach ‘breakthrough’ approval of natural gas export facility

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/energy-commissioners-reach-breakthrough-approval-of-natural-gas-export-facility


    69. eaglesoars
      69 | February 22, 2019 2:29 pm

      hmmmmmmm…………

      Adam Schefter Says a Bigger Name Than Robert Kraft Will Be Implicated in The Florida Human Trafficking Ring & The Internet Detectives are Trying to Figure it Out (Video)

      https://blacksportsonline.com/2019/02/adam-schefter-says-a-bigger-name-than-robert-kraft-will-be-implicated-in-the-florida-human-trafficking-ring-the-internet-detectives-are-trying-to-figure-it-out-video/


    70. eaglesoars
      70 | February 22, 2019 2:30 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      SDNY will get nothing, as there is noting there

      more prosecutorial misconduct. There is no predicate.


    71. lobo91
      71 | February 22, 2019 2:41 pm

      Challenging Disparate Impact

      The Trump administration is pushing back against one of Obama’s favorite racial tools.

      “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” —Section 1, Amendment XIV, U.S. Constitution

      “A theory of liability that prohibits an employer from using a facially neutral employment practice that has an unjustified adverse impact on members of a protected class. A facially neutral employment practice is one that does not appear to be discriminatory on its face; rather it is one that is discriminatory in its application or effect.” —the definition of “disparate impact.”

      For years, many Americans have been unable to reconcile the Constitution’s demand for equal treatment with a theory whereby “discrimination” is defined solely by statistical outcomes as they relate to a protected class. In what might be the most ambitious effort undertaken by the Trump administration to date, White House officials are reportedly planning to ban disparate impact.

      According to a bombshell report by Paul Sperry, White House Budget Director and interim Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is the prime mover of “a proposed executive order, originally drafted by two conservative Washington think tanks” that would “repudiate the underlying rationale for scores of regulations and thousands of government lawsuits alleging racial discrimination, resulting in billions of dollars in fines.”


    72. Aussie Infidel
      72 | February 22, 2019 5:02 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Tomorrow tell us all about the beauteous Jacinta. I’m going to bed.

      When she opened her mouth her pearly whites blinded everyone. She should be the prime patient at a orthodontic conference. Great whites are envious at her set of choppers!

      🙂

      Scott Morrison was not a bad bloke and thanked me for my service as he departed. There was a cock up as a navy AB got his ‘strings’ fucked up and pulled the wrong one and the lowered NZ flag got even lower when revelry was played. The voice of a stern WO was heard saying ..”Pull up the flag young man”. Morrison smiled as the Aussie flat was already at the top of the flagstaff by then. There is a lesson there somewhere.

      To top things off when the two ZPMs departed in a government limo complete with police outriders and a ‘spare’ limo in train, plus a gaggle of policeDiplomatic Protection Squad cars and two blacked out vans I assume held the Counter terrorist squads. The front CT van managed to drive into the back of the spare limo. NOT a good look. Some CT driver will be buying drinks for the squad for the next month.

      I had 30 minutes chatting to the Chief of Defence. Really nice guy even got a pilot! Great sense of humour and of the ridiculous!

      🙂


    73. eaglesoars
      73 | February 22, 2019 6:18 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The front CT van managed to drive into the back of the spare limo.

      AHAHAHAHAHA! Oopsie!

      I have a tech military question. We’re leaving about 400 troops in Syria.

      I would imagine we’d also make sure they have air cover right? I mean, who wants the Russkies coming in on a bombing run or four? So where would it be? Or am I thinking incorrectly?


    74. eaglesoars
      74 | February 22, 2019 6:45 pm

      I’m not sure how this will actually implement, but it’s better than nothing

      President Donald Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding

      https://www.lifenews.com/2019/02/22/president-donald-trump-defunds-planned-parenthood-will-cut-almost-60-million-in-taxpayer-funding-2/


    75. lobo91
      75 | February 22, 2019 7:12 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      My guess is that the remaining troops are going to be small teams embedded with local forces, rather than in a large group somewhere, so they’d be pretty hard to specifically target.


    76. eaglesoars
      76 | February 22, 2019 7:24 pm

      @ lobo91:

      ok


    77. eaglesoars
      77 | February 22, 2019 8:15 pm

      The last ISIS battlefield. 600-700 meters area. I imagine it’s over by now

      2 min video

      https://twitter.com/HSajwanization/status/1099108476436037638


    78. eaglesoars
      78 | February 22, 2019 9:09 pm

      uppity bitch, isn’t she?

      Yup. If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis. Until then, we’re in charge – and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats.

      https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1099126500924760064


    79. lobo91
      79 | February 22, 2019 9:36 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I suspect that she’s “in charge” about as much as a kid riding in the back seat with one of those plastic steering wheels on their car seat is “driving”


    80. lobo91
      80 | February 22, 2019 9:43 pm

      Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Instructs Americans To Eat Fewer Hamburgers

      Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez remains unfazed by criticism of her policy ideas.

      The freshman rep. continued to defend her Green New Deal, which plans to rid America of greenhouse gasses in a decade, on Showtime’s late-night “Desus & Mero” show Thursday.

      She brought up the issue of factory farms by addressing America’s supposed mass-consumption of hamburgers.

      “In the deal, what we talk about — and it’s true — is that we need to take a look at factory farming, you know? Period. It’s wild,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re gonna force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, ‘Listen, we gotta address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real.”

      Ocasio-Cortez made it clear she wasn’t just targeting Big Macs.

      “But we have to take a look at everything,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, “and what we need to realize about climate change is about every choice that we make in our lives, you know?”


    81. eaglesoars
      81 | February 22, 2019 9:48 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      “and what we need to realize about climate change is about every choice that we make in our lives, you know?”

      and she’s gonna make sure that us cheap seat deplorables make the right choices. Or else.


    82. lobo91
      82 | February 22, 2019 9:55 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I have a hard time taking anyone seriously who can’t get through a 15 second sound bite without saying “like” and “you know” several times.

      “Fourscore and, like, seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to, like, the proposition that all men are, like, created equal, you know?”


    83. eaglesoars
      83 | February 22, 2019 10:01 pm

      @ lobo91:

      I find her voice itself unnerving. nails on a blackboard.

      There’s something I don’t get about the Bob Kraft thing. Why would somebody with his financial resources patronize a place in a strip mall?


    84. Aussie Infidel
      84 | February 22, 2019 10:08 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The front CT van managed to drive into the back of the spare limo.

      AHAHAHAHAHA! Oopsie!

      I have a tech military question. We’re leaving about 400 troops in Syria.

      I would imagine we’d also make sure they have air cover right? I mean, who wants the Russkies coming in on a bombing run or four? So where would it be? Or am I thinking incorrectly?

      They ARE the purveyors of Air Cover.

      They are FACs (Forward Air Controllers) and the various intel officers and comms staffs who arrange for fully bombed up aircraft with ‘attitude’ to be over certain places on the planet’s surface, when bad people poke their noses out of their lairs.

      My guess is that the Kurds would afford some local security for these US personnel but FACs would be alone on windswept hillsides a lot of the time. These guys are true heros.


    85. Aussie Infidel
      85 | February 22, 2019 10:10 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The last ISIS battlefield. 600-700 meters area. I imagine it’s over by now

      2 min video

      https://twitter.com/HSajwanization/status/1099108476436037638

      Why waste infantry anymore. A couple of MOABs detonated at 100′ and the shockwave would do the rest of the job for you.


    86. Aussie Infidel
      86 | February 22, 2019 10:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The last ISIS battlefield. 600-700 meters area. I imagine it’s over by now

      2 min video

      https://twitter.com/HSajwanization/status/1099108476436037638

      Let the SDF do the bleeding. After all it’s their patch!.


    87. Aussie Infidel
      87 | February 22, 2019 10:16 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      lobo91 wrote:

      “and what we need to realize about climate change is about every choice that we make in our lives, you know?”

      and she’s gonna make sure that us cheap seat deplorables make the right choices. Or else.

      …” ve haf vays unt means off making you tok”.

      Thanks Comrade but I’ll take a rain check on that!

      🙂


    88. Aussie Infidel
      88 | February 22, 2019 10:19 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      The front CT van managed to drive into the back of the spare limo.

      AHAHAHAHAHA! Oopsie!

      I have a tech military question. We’re leaving about 400 troops in Syria.

      I would imagine we’d also make sure they have air cover right? I mean, who wants the Russkies coming in on a bombing run or four? So where would it be? Or am I thinking incorrectly?

      The US / Russian deconfliction protocols are still in force and nobody wants that to stop because to allow that to happen would mean aircraft losses for the US and total destruction for the Russians.


    89. Aussie Infidel
      89 | February 22, 2019 10:29 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I’m not sure how this will actually implement, but it’s better than nothing

      President Donald Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding

      https://www.lifenews.com/2019/02/22/president-donald-trump-defunds-planned-parenthood-will-cut-almost-60-million-in-taxpayer-funding-2/

      $50 million to $60 million in Title X funds are to prevent unwanted pregnancies amongst very low income females. The legislation is there to prevent Planned Parenthood from dipping into that new funding. If that happens them from my understanding $60 million will be stripped from Federal funding that goes to PP, to balance the ledger. That STILL leaves the half Billion in Fed funds that ends up in the hands of PP to distribute as they wish internally. Once funding enters the PP accounting system the federal funds get ‘homogenised’ and that makes it impossible to specifically target funding going to abortions.

      The best way to set the record straight is the defund PP totally and allow the market to re-establish alternatives that specifically choose not to fund abortions. Allow the aborting mills to go fund themselves with no cross financial fertilisation!


    90. eaglesoars
      90 | February 22, 2019 10:35 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Why waste infantry anymore. A couple of MOABs detonated at 100′ and the shockwave would do the rest of the job for you.

      well, it ain’t our infantry and MOABS cost more than several small countries are worth

      They ARE the purveyors of Air Cover.

      Oh! D’uh. I shoulda thought of that.

      As far as the deconfliction protocol w/Russia – yeah, so? I remember when we annihilated about 200 of their mercenaries they refused to acknowledge and I don’t put it past them to suffer a mis-communication somewhere along the line.


    91. eaglesoars
      91 | February 22, 2019 10:40 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      That STILL leaves the half Billion in Fed funds that ends up in the hands of PP

      so, basically, meh.


    92. yenta-fada
      92 | February 22, 2019 11:34 pm

      THIS is what AOC and the women in white cadre during the SOTU address stand for.

      https://godfatherpolitics.com/finally-an-honest-chicago-politician-democrat-says-socialist-govt-should-control-every-aspect-of-our-lives/


    93. eaglesoars
      93 | February 22, 2019 11:40 pm

      uh oh

      Bolton cancels South Korea trip ‘to focus on events in Venezuela

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/22/americas/bolton-cancels-south-korea-trip-intl/index.html


    94. eaglesoars
      94 | February 22, 2019 11:44 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      if people think ‘this can’t happen here’, scroll up to my post on Portland Oregon. Trump’s gonna need the 82nd Airborne to clean that place out.

      ok, bedtime. nite.


    95. yenta-fada
      95 | February 23, 2019 8:33 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Check yinz email/spam


    96. rain of lead
    97. yenta-fada
      97 | February 23, 2019 8:43 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      uh oh

      Bolton cancels South Korea trip ‘to focus on events in Venezuela

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/22/americas/bolton-cancels-south-korea-trip-intl/index.html

      Trump takes on too much, imo. Bolton is smart, but imho, has an enforcer mentality. This President is waging an unprecedented domestic deep state war. His unsavory intelligence agencies need massive purging.

      The world wide debt problems are already obvious. The Baltic Dry Index has plunged. Too many leaders use war to distract their people from economic problem they can blame a war for.


    98. yenta-fada
      98 | February 23, 2019 8:45 am

      @ rain of lead:

      {{RAIN}}! Missing you.


    99. yenta-fada
      99 | February 23, 2019 8:51 am

      @ rain of lead:

      Demographics are changing too. A lot of people are fleeing high tax cities especially MA, NY, CA. Polls can only reflect increasingly temporary situations.


    100. eaglesoars
      100 | February 23, 2019 9:37 am

      @ rain of lead:

      It won’t matter much if we don’t start doing something about the courts. What’s going on in North Caroline should be bringing the guns out. There was a gerrymandering case that was declared illegal. So the judge figures the entire legislature was elected illegally and any legislation it passes is invalid. Check this out

      Judge tosses North Carolina mandatory voter ID amendment citing gerrymandering

      https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/431241-judge-tosses-north-carolina-mandatory-voter-id-law-cites

      Wake County Superior Court Judge G. Bryan Collins wrote in a ruling late Friday afternoon that the North Carolina General Assembly is so gerrymandered that its members do not truly represent the state’s residents and thus should never have proposed a voter ID amendment in the first place.

      “An illegally constituted General Assembly does not represent the people of North Carolina and is therefore not empowered to pass legislation that would amend the state’s constitution,” Collins wrote.

      Collins also tossed out a second Republican-backed amendment implementing a cap on the state’s income tax.


    101. eaglesoars
      101 | February 23, 2019 9:44 am

      And Bloomberg has lost its mind.

      Venezuela is a convenient talking point for President Trump, but it’s more of a kleptocracy than an actual socialist state. For a better example, he should look to Bolivia.

      Its socialist economy has been stellar:

      Stellar, I tells ya!

      Bolivia’s Problem Is Macroeconomics, Not Socialism
      Countries that rely on commodities, external financing and currency pegs are always vulnerable to turns in markets.

      That is right up there on my list of 10 dumbest econ statements ever made, not to mention there is no state of existence that is not vulnerable to markets except ‘dead’.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-22/bolivia-s-problem-is-macroeconomics-not-socialism?utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-view&utm_content=view&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social


    102. lobo91
      102 | February 23, 2019 9:50 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      “These amendments were placed on the ballot and passed by an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians,” Robin Hayes told the newspaper. “This unprecedented and absurd ruling by a liberal judge is the very definition of judicial activism.”

      Not sure what gerrymandering has to do with an issue that was voted on by the public. Is he going to “invalidate” the state’s population, as well?


    103. eaglesoars
      103 | February 23, 2019 10:03 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      Is he going to “invalidate” the state’s population, as well?

      Only the Republicans, as it seems their legislation is all he’s gone after.


    104. eaglesoars
      104 | February 23, 2019 10:30 am

      I’m in the wrong business. We all are. So Prince MBS visited Pakistan and you know how people always exchange gifts? Look what they gave him.

      A Heckler & Koch MP5. Gold plated, even. sheesh

      https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/02/20/asia/saudi-pakistan-golden-gun-scli-intl/index.html


    105. lobo91
      105 | February 23, 2019 10:50 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      I’d like to have an MP5, but I think I’d pass on the gold plating


    106. rain of lead
      106 | February 23, 2019 11:15 am

      @ lobo91:

      what?
      gold plate then cover it in rhinestones like one of Conway twittys old jackets

      just what every Saudi prince needs


    107. eaglesoars
      107 | February 23, 2019 11:27 am

      Pakistan and India are about to start shooting at each other. I don’t know what the problem is this time, probably that suicide bombing that killed 50 of India’s soldiers.

      Pakistan is re-deploying troops to the east, I don’t see any info on what India is doing.


    108. eaglesoars
      108 | February 23, 2019 11:42 am

      This is fascinating

      From my Friend Living in China: Trump CRUSHING China in Trade War

      First, The Donald is winning the trade war…BIG TIME. As you know, I have been visiting or living in China for over 25 years. And based on that extensive knowledge, I can see the effects on the economy.

      For example, Chinese New Year just ended. Normally it lasts at most 2 to 3 weeks tops. Because everybody must return to work. However, this New Year started the last week of January, but it continues as the whole month of February everything has been shut down. There are NO FACTORY ORDERS. Layoffs!!

      Also the Chinese Government has just revised the requirement for a WOFE, an acronym for a Wholly-Owned Foreign Enterprise. The gist of the WOFE makes it easier for companies outside of China to set up shop inside China.

      The Chinese are shooting themselves in the foot. Previous policies allowed them to ravage the world, not just America. But that came with a price. The void in leadership [under Obama] gave them a false sense of bravado. So, they never learned how to market. They bought their way into markets, because there was no competition. Until now.

      My prediction for China is a BIG Recession coming soon. And when that recession hits, they won’t know what to do. For the most part, China has never had a recession since the new government came to power.

      You might be surprised to learn that most of the foreign companies are getting out of China; heading to Vietnam and Thailand.

      I know stateside you hear a lot about the Chinese military. Well, it’s a joke.

      I did a martial arts class for 5000 18-year-old men going into the military. Truthfully, I would put one of our Marines up against 25 of these brats. Most of them can’t even do 10 push-ups.

      This generation is comprised of mostly one-child, “all-about-me brats”. They have had everything handed to them. Truthfully, most are very stupid. That’s why their parents are so desperate to send their kids to America for schooling.

      Hard to believe, but the Chinese education system is broken on the Mainland. However, Hong Kong is a different story. Tens of thousands of kids cross the border to go to school in Hong Kong.

      Funny point: the Chinese can’t swim. And I suspect their Navy personnel can’t either. It’s laughable.

      So, let your listeners know that if we got into a war with China it would be over in weeks. They are a paper tiger with no teeth

      https://theblacksphere.net/2019/02/trump-crushing-china-trade-war/

      I saw remark earlier today from someone who has been traveling all over the African continent. He said the most striking thing is that all the people seem to be Chinese. Everywhere.

      FWIW. Have to get to whatever, later.


    109. coldwarrior
      109 | February 23, 2019 11:51 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Im surprised that they didn’t go to war over Kashmir as soon as the cold war ended.


    110. lobo91
      110 | February 23, 2019 12:14 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      What did you think of that album?


    111. coldwarrior
      111 | February 23, 2019 12:18 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Good stuff, and placed in my rotation, thx!


    112. lobo91
      112 | February 23, 2019 12:39 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      I see that she’s been added to the lineup for this summer’s Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise, too.

      I’d like to go on one of those someday. A bit too pricey for my budget, though.


    113. coldwarrior
      113 | February 23, 2019 1:13 pm

      @ lobo91:

      too pricey for me.

      my ‘rodentia’ eat $20 bills like pacman.


    114. coldwarrior
      114 | February 23, 2019 1:14 pm

      new open thread


    115. AZfederalist
      115 | February 23, 2019 3:39 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Not sure what gerrymandering has to do with an issue that was voted on by the public. Is he going to “invalidate” the state’s population, as well?

      “The court finds that the state population does not reflect the general US population’s diversity, therefore, the court finds that the laws as passed are invalid”

      Yep, I could see that.


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