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Old 06-09-2019, 08:17 AM   #1601
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Just having a normal one, naming the free press as treasonous.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:35 AM   #1602
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Slamming the NY Times and CNN.....so obviously what they reported is true.

Like I said, he needs help. He’s not well.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:20 AM   #1603
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Imagine if he drank alcohol.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:48 PM   #1604
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I really like Yang's take on most things including UBI and his projection of what's going to happen in the US due to Automation and AI (our company has been focused on moving to Digital and AI and offering Automation to our clients for over 5 years now), but really liked his response that the Democrats need to know that "identity politics is a very poor way to approach winning national elections and its a very poor way to bring out country together."

I'm doubtful however that he can win as an Asian man in America. Maybe 10 years too soon for that.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:07 AM   #1605
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He wants to give everyone $1,000? That sounds like socialism and or communism. Can’t see the brainwashed conservatives going for that.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:56 AM   #1606
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He should just tell the conservatives that he's going to give $1000 to the farmers, the military, the Christians, and to those that feel that their country today isn't what it was 40 years ago.

Then the conservatives will totally be in favor of the plan.

And he should tell everyone else that he is going to give $1000 to everyone else.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:11 AM   #1607
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Strong possibility Kushner's been getting backdoor bribes since 2017, but the investigation into it will be unlikely until there is a change in government.

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A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump.

Investment has flowed from overseas to the company, Cadre, while Kushner works as an international envoy for the US, according to corporate filings and interviews. The money came through a vehicle run by Goldman Sachs in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven that guarantees corporate secrecy.

Cadre’s foreign funding could create hidden conflicts of interest for Kushner as he performs his work for the US government, according to some ethics experts, who raised concerns over the lack of transparency around the investments.

Kushner, who is married to Trump’s elder daughter Ivanka, kept a stake in Cadre after joining the administration, while selling other assets. His holding is now valued at up to $50m, according to his financial disclosure documents.

“The problem with Kushner – and with Trump – is that we have all these corporate entities, and often nobody knows who is invested in them and where those investors borrowed their money. We simply have no idea,” said Painter.

Government officials are barred by law from being involved “personally and substantially” in actions that benefit them financially, and are obliged to ensure they do not create an appearance of bias.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:50 AM   #1608
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Pretty ridiculous that people, including Democratic presidential candidates, are still claiming that Stacey Abrams is the rightful governor of Georgia.

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South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg termed the alleged suppression “racially motivated” in his remarks to the group. He said that Abrams “ought to be governor.” Throwing complaints about gerrymandering and a desire for more-restrictive campaign-finance laws (neither of which had anything to do with the outcome in Georgia) into the argument, he claimed that the conditions that led to her loss meant that “we cannot truly say we live in a democracy.”

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But the problem with this goes beyond the fact that the story is false. Nothing Kemp did as secretary of state took victory away from Abrams. But by repeating a myth about a stolen election — and amplifying it by saying that it is a product of a national conspiracy by Republicans to prevent minorities from voting — they are doing something far worse. These claims do more to undermine confidence that American elections are free and fair than anything the Russians might have done in 2016 or are plotting to do in the future. By allowing a legend to become accepted as fact, they are chipping away at the rule of law in ways that are deluding their followers into believing that they’re living in a racist and corrupt tyranny in which the system is rigged against them.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:51 AM   #1609
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more draining the swamp
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:55 AM   #1610
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They're just draining it by sucking on the hose.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:01 AM   #1611
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They are just making money by gaming the system. Obviously that makes them SMRT!!
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:03 AM   #1612
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They are just making money by gaming the system. Obviously that makes them SMRT!!
Well, I wouldn't say they were SMRT, just that their cult following base are STPD
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:08 AM   #1613
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Trump and his family profiting off of his presidency is the least surprising news of the last 2 years. As soon as he was elected we all knew he'd make money off of it. He's doing it in the open and nobody says anything, why would they stop?
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I'm doubtful however that he can win as an Asian man in America. Maybe 10 years too soon for that.
Of course he won't win. And when he doesn't, it will have exactly nothing whatsoever to do with his Asian heritage.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:36 PM   #1615
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https://twitter.com/statuses/1137577319512596481

A good idea in theory. But I wouldn't wish that on any dog.
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Of course he won't win. And when he doesn't, it will have exactly nothing whatsoever to do with his Asian heritage.
Yeah, I'm not sure why people have to jump in with the constant "oh they're (gay, asian, a woman, etc) so they can't win."

America just came off a 2-term black president and a female candidate who was altogether terrible and still secured the majority of the popular vote.

I think we can give it a rest with the "sorry, not an old white man" rhetoric.
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Of course he won't win. And when he doesn't, it will have exactly nothing whatsoever to do with his Asian heritage.
Totally. It's because he's a generally out of touch technocrat with no clear reason to run.

Anyone who wants good policy should be 100% behind Warren.
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Yeah, I'm not sure why people have to jump in with the constant "oh they're (gay, asian, a woman, etc) so they can't win."

America just came off a 2-term black president and a female candidate who was altogether terrible and still secured the majority of the popular vote.

I think we can give it a rest with the "sorry, not an old white man" rhetoric.
Also, the current president has broken the barrier for people with mental and psychological issues.
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Totally. It's because he's a generally out of touch technocrat with no clear reason to run.
I was more going with "he has no money behind him", but that works too.
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Totally. It's because he's a generally out of touch technocrat with no clear reason to run.

Anyone who wants good policy should be 100% behind Warren.
Meh.

I'm not convinced that Warren really wants to be President.

She can get much more done, and will have much more power, as a Senator than as a President.

My hunch is that she is running in order to get her ideas out there and to move the Democratic party in her preferred direction. But I don't think that she really wants to win.
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