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1 minute ago, Jan van Eck said:

It's the maitre'd's job to kick them out of there, past the sidewalk and into the street gutter. Hey, that is what you hire those sturdy men with thick necks and no teeth for. 😀

It just ruins the mood when you have to walk through a line of stinky protestors !!!LOL

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5 hours ago, butasha said:

Belated welcome to the States

Thank you!  But on a strictly personal note, the reason I am here is because I knocked myself out for some decades in Canada, building up new industries, only to be shat on by the government bureaucrats there, and ignored by the politicians. OK, so you guys don't like the many millions in export earnings I brought in?  Don't like the employment numbers I created?  Fine, I leave for the USA next door.  Seems a bit more welcoming, from where I sit. 

Canada is the country the entrepreneurs all leave.  America is the country the entrepreneurs all go to.  Figure that out. 

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On 7/24/2019 at 10:48 PM, Jan van Eck said:

Sorry, Landon, Trump is the first US President to refuse to put his assets into a blind trust.  

That said, keep in mind that his assets include real estate such as condo towers in NYC, golf courses scattered around the globe, various hotels including one in DC where, if you want to be seen and heard on policy matters, you really do need to go have both lunch and dinner and book a nice (expensive!) room, and so forth.  Trump does not give a damn about what other Presidents did, he does things his way.  Plus, the meals are great in that newest hotel restaurant!  enjoy. 

Not much different than several hundred dollar a plate fundraising dinners, except I think those revenues have to go on the party books.

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On 7/25/2019 at 7:11 AM, Jan van Eck said:

As to release of tax returns, that is pure politics, it is the sort of garbage that you get from Democratic Party politics, people who have nothing to tax and so can proudly show they are one of the People, instead of being a financier like old J.P Morgan, the banker fellow behind JPMorgan Chase Bank.  I rather admire The Donald for telling the press and Democrats to go shove it with this tax-return rubbish.  I wouldn't do that, either. 

A fellow has the right to absolute privacy in his personal affairs, assuming he is not El Chapo, making his coin off drug running. 

Trust this helps, Jan

 

It's politics for sure, but also traditional (note: cons are supposed to value historical norms more than libs). 

If he was paying a lot of tax he would have showed it to win support.  Most likely he pays essentially no tax (due to good accountants and garbage tax laws) which would hurt his support.

"Because I am under audit" was a lie. Whatever.

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On 7/25/2019 at 8:39 AM, Jan van Eck said:

Always my pleasure. I try to stick to the facts and stay away from opinions.  When I make a personal opinion, it will be obvious!  But remember:  I am just the foreign immigrant here.  I actually really enjoy living in rural America.  Forget the haughty images promoted by snooty city dwellers.  Rural Americans are really decent people.  Just don't get them started about Washington!  (Or New Yorkers, for that matter.)  Cheers.

I will assume saying the Dems have nothing to tax is your opinion since it can’t be farther from the truth in fact. 

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21 hours ago, Enthalpic said:

It's politics for sure, but also traditional (note: cons are supposed to value historical norms more than libs). 

If he was paying a lot of tax he would have showed it to win support.  Most likely he pays essentially no tax (due to good accountants and garbage tax laws) which would hurt his support.

"Because I am under audit" was a lie. Whatever.

While a Conservative can be a Republican, a Republican most likely is not a conservative.  Though today the word has been completely destroyed like the word Liberal by the Democrats which used to mean libertarian. 

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12 minutes ago, Wastral said:

While a Conservative can be a Republican, a Republican most likely is not a conservative.  Though today the word has been completely destroyed like the word Liberal by the Democrats which used to mean libertarian. 

True. 

In Canada the major right-leaning party is named Conservative and the left-leaning party Liberal.  In reality, neither parities policies are true to their names.

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On 7/25/2019 at 11:17 AM, Old-Ruffneck said:

Almost every post is Trump and EIA colluding and manipulating the markets. @Tom Kirkmanwould say you probably have TDS or Trump Derangement Syndrome. There is some good posts in here why the price dropped when even 10mb draw. 

Saw this posted by an Anon on the Chans.  Nice observation of the evolution of TDS, from someone who clearly has similar viewpoints to my own.  Enjoy the Show.

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A Note From Anon

To all the people who promoted and enabled this election to break up families and friends let this sink in, I think the last civil conversations we had occurred just days before June 16, 2015. I made it through "Hope and Change" for eight long years without any risk of losing a single relationship.

You were supremely confident Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election; you voted for her with glee. Me, along with millions of others, proudly casted our vote for Donald Trump. Then the unimaginable happened. He won. And you lost your freaking minds. I knew you would take the loss hard—and personally—since all of you were super jacked-up to elect the first woman president. But I did not imagine you would become totally deranged, attacking anyone who voted for Trump or supported his presidency as a racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic Nazi-sympathizer.

The weirdness started on social media late on Election Night, as it became clear Hillary was going to lose. A few of you actually admitted that you were cradling your sleeping children, weeping, wondering what to tell your kindergartner the next morning about Trump’s victory. It continued over the next several days. Some of you seriously expressed fear about modern-day concentration camps. Despite living a privileged lifestyle, you were suddenly a casualty of the white patriarchy. 

Your daughters were future victims; your sons were predators-in-waiting. You threatened to leave Facebook because you could no longer enjoy the family photos or vacation posts from people who, once friends, became Literal Hitlers to you on November 8 because they voted for Donald Trump. 

I admit that I was a little hurt at first. The attacks against us Trump voters were so personal and so vicious that I did not think it could be sustained. I thought maybe you would regain your sanity after some turkey and egg nog.

But you did not. You got worse. And I went from sad to angry to where I am today… 

Amused. 

As the whole charade you have been suckered into over the last 31 months starts to fall apart—that Trump would not survive his presidency; he would be betrayed by his own staff, family, and/or political party; he would destroy the Republican Party; he would be declared mentally ill and removed from office; he would be handcuffed and dragged out of the White House by Robert Mueller for “colluding” with Russia—let me remind you what complete fools you have made of yourselves. Not to mention how you’ve been fooled by the media, the Democratic Party, and your new heroes on the NeverTrump Right.

On November 9, you awoke from a self-induced, eight-year-long political coma to find that White House press secretaries shade the truth and top presidential advisors run political cover for their boss. You were shocked to discover that presidents exaggerate, even lie, on occasion. You became interested for the first time about the travel accommodations, office expenses, and lobbyist pals of administration officials. You started counting how many rounds of golf the president played. You suddenly thought it was fine to mock the first lady now that she wasn’t Michelle Obama. Once you removed your pussy hat after attending the Women’s March, you made fun of Kellyanne Conway’s hair, Sarah Sanders’ weight, Melania Trump’s shoes, Hope Hicks’ death stare; you helped fuel a rumor started by a bottom-feeding author that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slept with Donald Trump. You thought it was A-OK that Betsy DeVos was nearly physically assaulted and routinely heckled. You glorified a woman who has sex on camera for a paycheck. To my absolute astonishment, many of you even followed overpaid Hollywood jesters to the low point of villifying his kids.

You have learned all kinds of new things that those of us who didn’t willfully ignore politics for the previous eight years already knew. For example, we already knew that illegal immigrants were being deported and families were being separated. We also knew it would get far worse because the juice powering the migrant magnet was cranked steadily up, never down, for as long as I can remember. 

You encouraged it.

Some of your behavior has been kinda cute. It was endearing to watch you become experts on the Logan Act, the Hatch Act, the Second Amendment, the 25th Amendment, and the Emoluments Clause. You developed a new crush on Mitt Romney after calling him a “sexist” for having “binders full of women.” You longed for a redux of the presidency of George W. Bush, a man you once wanted imprisoned for war crimes. Ditto for John McCain, if only we could have a 'sane' Republican again. You embraced people like Bill Kristol and David Frum without knowing anything about their histories of shotgunning the Iraq War.

Emails with classified contents affecting national security shared by Hillary Clinton? Who cares! Devin Nunes wanting to declassify crucial information of the public interest? Traitor!

But your newfound admiration and fealty to law enforcement really has been a fascinating transformation. Wasn’t it just last fall that I saw you loudly supporting professional athletes who were protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem? Remember how you fanboyed a mediocre quarterback for wearing socks that depicted cops as pigs?

But now you sound like paid spokesmen for the Fraternal Order of Police. You insist that any legitimate criticism of the misconduct and possible criminality that occurred at the Obama administration's Justice Department and FBI is an “attack on law enforcement.” While you once opposed the Patriot Act because it might have allowed the federal government to spy on terrorists who were using the local library to learn how to make mass destructive devices, you now fully support the unchecked power of a secret court to look into the phone calls, text messages and emails of an American citizen because he volunteered for the Trump campaign for a few months.

Spying on terrorists, circa 2002: Bad. Spying on Carter Page, circa 2017: The highest form of patriotism. And that white, male patriarchy that you were convinced would strip away basic rights and silence any opposition after Trump won? That fear has apparently been washed away as you hang on every word uttered by James Comey, John Brennan, and James Clapper. This triumvirate is exhibit “A” of the old-boy network, and represents how the insularity, arrogance, and cover-your-tracks mentality of the white-male power structure still prevails. Yet, instead of rising up against it, you are buying their books, retweeting their Twitter rants and blasting anyone who dares to question their testicular authority. Your pussy hat must be very sad and dusty.

But your daily meltdowns about Trump-Russia election collusion have been the most entertaining to observe. After Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel, you were absolutely convinced it would result in Trump’s arrest and/or impeachment. Some of you insisted that Trump wouldn’t last beyond 2017. You quickly swallowed any chum tossed at you by the Trump-hating media on CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post about who was going down next, or who would flip on the president. For the past few years, I have watched you obsess over a rotating cast of characters: Paul Manafort, Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, Carter Page, Reince Priebus, Jeff Sessions, Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, Sam Nunberg, and Hope Hicks are just a few of the people you thought would turn on Trump or hasten his political demise. But when those fantasies didn’t come true, you turned to Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels for hope and inspiration. It will always be your low point.

Well, I think it will be. Each time I believe you’ve hit bottom, you come up with a new baseline. Perhaps defending the unprecedented use of federal power to conspire with foreigners to spy on political foes then lie about it will be the next nail in your credibility coffin.

The next several weeks will be tough for you. I think Americans will learn some very hard truths about what happened in the previous administration and how we purposely have been misled by powerful leaders and six "news" media conglomerates.

I wish I could see you as a victim here, but you are not. I know you are smart; you chose to support this insurgency with your eyes wide open.

Me? I am simply going to continue to observe and enjoy the show for five more long years.

Many good people were hurt by the fallout of all of this spite. How many? 

Millions.

I stand and walk with each of them and, where we go one, we go all.

Anon

 

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