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  1. Frog Eater

    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    Everything I needed to know about stopping for protesters blocking the road I learned from Reginald Denny. I will never ever ever stop my car for protesters blocking the road. If protesters are blocking the road, a driver should assume that they want to do him harm, and should defend themselves accordingly. Slow down, give the protesters a chance to clear out of the way and drive slowly through, just as this truck did. The protesters mom's should have taught them not to play in traffic.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    wait, is this a hit against the high Life? I friggin love the High Life. There is no reason to disparage the High Life.
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    and people can bake their own cake, with the ovens in their own homes, access to cakes wont be curtailed and people will have unlimited access to all the cakes they want.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    I'm 99% sure Inslee is wearing eyeglass frames with no lenses in the them
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    Part of that "billions" is the 1.8 Billion Baltimore spent under ARRA stimulus funds. https://www.freedomworks.org/content/did-18-billion-stimulus-funds-help-baltimore https://freebeacon.com/issues/baltimore-received-1-8-billion-from-obamas-stimulus-law/ I think we can all agree that when you spend 1.8 Billion dollars, you ought to have something to show for it. $467.1 million went to education; $206.1 million to the environment; $24 million to "family"; $16.1 million to infrastructure; $15.2 million to transportation; $11.9 million to housing; and $3.1 million to job training. And the audits found those funds were misused, although the findings were not the bulk of the monies spent https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/05/23/federal-audit-finds-baltimore-city-schools-missused-federal-stimulus-title-i-funds/ note that misused is not stolen. Trump is bringing to light the mismanagement of Baltimore. The people who are hurt here are the residents who have high crime, terrible schools, rats, and drugs. Trump is making the Democrats defend the running of Baltimore this week. Trump making the people who run Baltimore and account for "where does all of this money go?" is fair enough. Saying its "stolen" isnt fair. And the City Schools are clearly mismanaged. 13 schools in the city have ZERO proficient students in math. Zero. https://foxbaltimore.com/news/project-baltimore/13-baltimore-city-high-schools-zero-students-proficient-in-math The City spent 467.1 million of the 1.8 Billion in taxpayer funds on education and thats what they have to show for it, And Baltimore is a city with worse murder statistics than Guatemala, whose residents are flooding our southern border. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/25/baltimore-homicide-murder-rate-fbi-statistics-death-crime-killings/1426739002/ I'm not going to carry any water for Trump's tweets, most of which are incoherent at best, but bringing attention to the conditions in Cumming's district while Cummings complains about the conditions in the Federal facilities on the border is fair enough. He who lives in Glass Houses and all that.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    I disagree that there is a clear implication that Cummings was responsible for the theft. "Ask Cummings where it went" is a direct jab at Cummings as part of the oversight committee to investigate where all of that federal aid money goes.
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    US Politics: Culture Club

    He didnt really say that Cummings had stolen it. He said: "Billions of dollars have been pumped in over the years, but to no avail,” Trump tweeted. “The money was stolen or wasted. Ask Elijah E. Cummings where it went. He should investigate himself with his Oversight Committee! https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/07/30/he-should-investigate-himself-trump-echoes-fox-news-again-lash-out-elijah-cummings/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f2c3065dc7fe
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    US Politics: RIP EHK FYVM GOP

    I was early too. I actually sold all of positions several weeks ago. I have been sitting in cash, mostly because I see all of the indicators telling me that the market is overbought. I continue to sit in cash because nothing out there looks buyable.
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    Help me enjoy Puerto Rico

    I lived in Puerto Rico for three years from 1998-2001. Old San Juan is nice. There was a bar there called Douglas Pub that we would go to regularly. I would only spend an afternoon here if I were you. In Isla Verde, the Old San Juan Hotel and Casino is nice for gambling and Salsa/Meringue dancing and makes for a great night out. Getting out of the metro, make sure you go see the El Yunque rain forest. I would spend day trips there regularly. I heard the canopy blew away pretty good from the last hurricane, but it has had a chance to grow back for a while now. Make sure you do hike there. If you are looking for beaches, Luquillo beach is east of the metro, after El Yunque. There was a row of shacks that served food and cold beers and are tourist and local friendly. On the south side of the Island is the city of Ponce and the La Guancha boardwalk, which is tourist friendly, and will have a band playing on the boardwalk for dancing and drinking and what have you. West of Ponce on the south side of the island is the the bi luminescent bay in La Parguera. this was one of my favorite places on the island. There was a small hotel that sat right on the beach and we stayed there several times. Go see the bi-luminescent bay at night. locals will take tourists out in their small boats at night for like 40 bucks. West of La Parguera is Cabo Rojo. Cabo Rojo has pink cliffs, salt flats and a nice beach called Sucia I think. Cabo Rojo is nice for an afternoon, but not as nice as La Parguera. On the northwest corner of the island is Rincon, which has cliffs as well. We went whale watching there in December, but since you are going in July, I guess you can skip Rincon, unless you wanted to see crashboat beach which is there as well. East of Rincon is Agusdilla. I used to rent a house on long weekends in Aguadilla on the cliffs. Would fish in the surf. Beautiful. I loved that place. I would go back to Puerto Rico on vacation and just go back to that house for a week. So my recommendation: July 3: Your flight lands in Isla Verde, go see Old San Juan in the afternoon, stay away from the junkies, and then spend a night in Isla Verde in one of the hotel casinos and see the nightife. July 4: In the morning head east and see El Yunque and Luquillo. get a room near Luquillo. Visit the shack row for some cold beers and flirty locals. July 5: In the morning drive south to Ponce. Spend the day in Ponce and spend the night In La Pargguerra. Do the bi-luminescent bay at night. July 6: have a lazy morning in La Parguerra, go see Cabo Rojo and drive up the coast. See crashboat, have a beer. Spend the night in Aguadilla. July 7: wake up and drive back to the metro and your flight home.
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    US Politics: compromising positions

    Going to Stanford or Yale is more about forming the network of future power players and being part of it. The parents of these children of privilege want their kids to be part of that network, and know that plunking down that half mil is an investment in their future. The super rich and famous dont have to do this, Jeff Bezo's kid will go wherever they want because every school will want Jeff Bezos to come around their school so they can hit him up for their endowment. The rich and privileged arent going to send their kid to Fresno State or anything close to it. They need to go to Stanford or USC so they can network with their peers.
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    US Politics: compromising positions

    He was on the National Debate Team in 1992. He says that if he gets on the debate stage he will deliver.
  12. or even rotate the order. have 6 regions, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Deep South, Southwest, Northwest and just rotate the order.
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    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Here is the full video of the ENTIRE thing. the video is an hour and a half long. You get to see the Catholic kids standing in a group waiting for their bus to go home from the Right to Life march, and get to see the black guys calling them future school shooters, and future church shooters, the black guys call the Native Americans "Uncle Tomahawk", and when the kids start chanting school fight songs to drown out the hate being spewed by the black guys, the native Americans march into their group and the kids stand around and do nothing. When the Native Americans keep standing there beating their hand drum, the Catholic kids move to the side to keep waiting for their bus. The entire narrative that was making the Catholic kids look bad is all fake news.
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    U.S. Politics: Oh Donnie Boy, the Feds are calling...

    This is patently false, FEMA has spent and continues to spend billions of dollars in Federal disaster monies in Puerto Rico. https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/11/01/fema-public-assistance-funding-tops-4-billion-puerto-rico https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/09/10/fact-sheet-obligated-funding-puerto-rico https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/10/09/basics-femas-public-assistance-program-puerto-rico not only has Puerto Rico been receiving billions in Federal Assistance, but has been receiving it at an unprecedented rate. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/17/639473616/nearly-a-year-after-maria-fema-reduces-assistance-to-puerto-rico "I think this is a good sign," said Mike Byrne, the top FEMA official on the island. "It's a sign that ... we're entering a recovery phase. The emergency requirements are no longer in place. We're no longer delivering food and water, power is back with the exception of a very few people. All of the essential infrastructure functions are up and running." After "major disaster" declarations, FEMA typically covers 75 percent of the cost of emergency response services, while local governments are responsible for the remaining 25 percent. After Hurricane Maria, President Trump authorized FEMA to cover 100 percent of those costs in Puerto Rico. To date, the agency says it has spent roughly $3 billion on things like debris removal, hazardous waste cleanup and road repairs, plus more than $2 billion on power restoration efforts. The agency said it has been one of the longest period of times for which it had covered 100 percent of the cost of emergency work, surpassed only by work in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. In those cases, Congress eventually passed a law that allowed FEMA to cover 100 percent of emergency work for the life of the disaster
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    He'll have the meatloaf.
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    US Politics: In Through the Out Door

    I also just read that something similar happened in 2012 and she didnt disclose it for months to the public. So this may very well be nothing.
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    I completely agree. Veterans day is next week, they could move Veterans day to coincide with Election day and make it a federal holiday. Encouraging non federal employers to close on election day is a whole other issue.
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    I'm not making it up, I am quoting from the Heritage Foundation The fact that a tourist or illegal alien is subject to our laws and our courts if they violate our laws does not place them within the political “jurisdiction” of the United States as that phrase was defined by the framers of the 14th Amendment. This amendment’s language was derived from the 1866 Civil Rights Act, which provided that “[a]ll persons born in the United States, and not subject to any foreign power” would be considered citizens. https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/birthright-citizenship-fundamental-misunderstanding-the-14th-amendment Plus, I already said on the previous page and on previous days, that it wouldnt hold up in court
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/birthright-citizenship-fundamental-misunderstanding-the-14th-amendment The Argument goes: The fact that a tourist or illegal alien is subject to our laws and our courts if they violate our laws does not place them within the political “jurisdiction” of the United States as that phrase was defined by the framers of the 14th Amendment. This amendment’s language was derived from the 1866 Civil Rights Act, which provided that “[a]ll persons born in the United States, and not subject to any foreign power” would be considered citizens. Personally: I think birthright citizenship gets upheld in the courts, and I dont think restricting travel of pregnant women will hold up either.
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    It is indeed, and one that will most likely go to the Supreme Court, as if President Trump would issue such an EO, it would be challenged in court the day he signed it.
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    but its not an amendment to the Constitution if his EO is clarifying that illegal immigrants are not under the jurisdiction of the United States but are acting as foreign agents, and therefore, children between 2 illegal immigrants are not citizens by right of being born in the United States.
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    US Politics: Four Days and Counting

    Here in Richland County, the people all seemed in good spirits, were talking and joking in line, and it took about an hour to vote. Dont know anything about turning the smart phones off, we were not told anything of that sort. was her description a first hand account, or a story from someone who heard a story? I feel pretty good about the election today. The Republican enthusiasm I see is as high as 2016, and I think the Republicans have a chance to hold the House and will gain a few Senate seats as well. Trump campaigning these last few weeks has really increased Republican enthusiasm. Any Supreme Court confirmations next year should go a lot smoother. I am worried about the Governor seats in Florida and Georgia, but we will see.
  23. Of course there is nothing credible about it, just as there was nothing credible about the Avenatti/Swetnick accusations about Kavanaugh, but posters here were calling them "credible accusations".
  24. I dont give a shit about the accusations about Robert Mueller, and I dont look like a fool. I used the "credibly accused" because so many posters here on this board lined up to condemn Kavanaugh over his bullshit accusers, calling the accusations against him "credible", even though Avenatti and Swetnick have been referred for criminal prosecution, and when someone comes forward against Mueller, of course its bullshit as well.
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