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#301 DC Tom

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:31 PM

Consumer confidence soars in March to best reading in 16 years



#302 Nanker

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:47 AM

Wonder who amongst us is less confident now than before the election. 



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:51 AM

Wonder who amongst us is less confident now than before the election. 

 

I'm less confident today that CIA is going to lose the information war they're currently waging on the American public than I was in November.



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:09 PM

THE WORLD’S GREATEST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS ARRIVES JUST IN TIME

 

As President Trump moves to fulfill his campaign promises across a wide range of issues, the response from the left is always the same: you can’t do that. Reduce immigration and travel to the U.S.? Left-wing judges purport to enjoin it. Try to build a southern wall? Forget it. Revoke by executive order the “clean power plan” that Barack Obama imposed by executive order? Multiple lawsuits have already been filed. Repeal Obamacare? Impossible.

 

Liberals can’t deny that it is possible to cut foreign aid in favor of domestic spending, as the president has promised to do. But they will resist any change from Barack Obama’s policies and, wouldn’t you know it, the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II has come along just in time to shore up their case:

 

The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor.

 

 

What a coincidence!

 

If the deep cuts are approved by Congress and the U.S. does not contribute to Africa’s current crisis, experts warn that the continent’s growing drought and famine could have far-ranging effects, including a new wave of migrants heading to Europe and possibly more support for Islamic extremist groups.

 

 

I would call this a subtle form of blackmail, except it isn’t subtle.

 

The conflict-fueled hunger crises in Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan have culminated in a trio of potential famines hitting almost simultaneously. Nearly 16 million people in the three countries are at risk of dying within months.

 

 

This is an absurd claim, unless “at risk” means “at almost no risk.” Worldwide, only around 55 million people die each year, of all causes, mostly old age. That includes, as of 2011, approximately 9.5 million in all of Africa, of whom approximately “400,000 people died in Africa as a result of ‘nutritional deficiencies’ in 2011.” So it appears ridiculous to assert, as the Associated Press does, that 16 million may die of famine in just three countries–Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan.

 

But the Associated Press never lets facts stand in the way when bashing Donald Trump is at stake! The AP’s story goes on ad nauseam, but you get the drift. The AP turns to an authoritative source, a former Obama administration official:

 

“I’ve never seen this kind of threat to what otherwise has been a bipartisan consensus that food aid and humanitarian assistance programs are morally essential and critical to our security,” Steven Feldstein, a former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Obama administration, told The Associated Press.

 

 

 

Individual Americans donate more to humanitarian efforts overseas than does our government. Americans give to responsible charities (i.e., not the United Nations) who do much more with the money than government programs can. I would encourage our readers to consider contributing to one or more of the excellent private charities that fight hunger in Africa.

 

But if you take seriously the AP’s claim that 16 million people are in danger of dying–approaching three times the toll of the Holocaust–the moral case for military intervention is overwhelming. The AP explains that the projected famine in three African countries is not because rain isn’t falling, it is because Islamic terrorist groups are making agriculture difficult:

 

South Sudan has been entrenched in civil war since late 2013 that has killed tens of thousands and prevented widespread cultivation of food. In Nigeria and Somalia, extremist groups Boko Haram and al-Shabab have proven stubborn to defeat, and both Islamic organizations still hold territory that complicates aid efforts.

 

 

Rather than trying to feed many millions of terrorized people indefinitely, why don’t we go to the source and send in troops to kill the Islamic terrorists? I would support that policy, but somehow I don’t think that is what the Associated Press or other elements of the Democratic Party have in mind. They just want to bash President Trump, relying on fake news and fake statistics.

 

http://www.powerline...ust-in-time.php


Edited by B-Man, 29 March 2017 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:53 PM

 

THE WORLD’S GREATEST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS ARRIVES JUST IN TIME

 

As President Trump moves to fulfill his campaign promises across a wide range of issues, the response from the left is always the same: you can’t do that. Reduce immigration and travel to the U.S.? Left-wing judges purport to enjoin it. Try to build a southern wall? Forget it. Revoke by executive order the “clean power plan” that Barack Obama imposed by executive order? Multiple lawsuits have already been filed. Repeal Obamacare? Impossible.

 

Liberals can’t deny that it is possible to cut foreign aid in favor of domestic spending, as the president has promised to do. But they will resist any change from Barack Obama’s policies and, wouldn’t you know it, the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II has come along just in time to shore up their case:

 

The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor.

 

 

 

In 70 years?  Since 1947?  Did they just forget the Rwandan Genocide, the Khmer Rouge, the Ethiopian famine of '84-85, the collapse of Yugoslavia, the Great Leap Forward, the Boxing Day tsunami, the North Korean famine, the African AIDS epidemic...?

 

Yeah, that's not manipulative bull ****...   <_<


Edited by DC Tom, 29 March 2017 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

The Trump Slump

http://time.com/mone...gration-travel/


Tourism industry is taking a big hit because of this sh it head President. #pos-prez

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:18 PM

The Trump Slump

http://time.com/mone...gration-travel/


Tourism industry is taking a big hit because of this sh it head President. #pos-prez

OMG, Trump has done more to reduce pollution in his first 2 months than Obama did in 8 years. He deserves a Nobel Prize.



#308 Tiberius

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

OMG, Trump has done more to reduce pollution in his first 2 months than Obama did in 8 years. He deserves a Nobel Prize.



Lol, you are losing it!

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:00 AM

https://www.washingt...m=.44c299da5902

 

Well, they asked for it 

 

In this town of 16,000 — located near the Texas border in Oklahoma’s Bryan County, where Trump won 76 percent of the vote — excitement about Trump’s presidency has been dulled by confusion over an agenda that seems aimed at hurting their community more than helping it.

The president’s proposed budget would disproportionately harm the rural areas and small towns that were key to his unexpected win. Many red states like Oklahoma — where every single county went for Trump — are more reliant on the federal funds that Trump wants to cut than states that voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Durant has already undergone years of state budget cuts, as Oklahoma has been unable to balance its increasing costs with declines in the oil industry, tax cuts and generous corporate tax credits. That has made federal funds even more vital to the city, especially for programs that serve the poor and working class.

“It’s very easy to look at a laundry list of things that exist and say, ‘Cut, cut, cut, cut,’ and say, ‘Well, this is wasteful spending’ without really understanding the true impact,” said Durant City Manager Tim Rundel, who grew up in poverty in northwest Arkansas. “The bottom line is a lot of our citizens depend on those programs.”

 



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:36 PM

Trump donates 1st quarter salary to National Park Service

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

 Trade Gap Shrinks As Exports Rise...



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:30 AM

http://nbr.com/2017/...using-shortage/

 

 

This wasn't too hard to predict. Home builders having trouble finding workers, immigrants are running away and its hurting the overall economy. When scum bags run things this is what happens. 



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:33 PM

Really interesting read here

https://www.nytimes....eft-region&_r=0


It's about how the job growth is so much better in the larger cities than in the smaller communities. Most large cities have moved beyond the point they were before the recession yet poor rural and small town America are still struggling and suffering from it. The bigger the area the better it is doing and the reverse also seems true, and the better off places voted Dem while the places they have a serious lack of human capital--oops, showing my bias!--I mean the places down on their luck marched to the Trump step.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:37 PM

The Trump Slump

http://time.com/mone...gration-travel/


Tourism industry is taking a big hit because of this sh it head President. #pos-prez

 

I'm not sure I want people visiting that have decided not to because we elected Donald Trump.   Idiots.  



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:10 PM

I'm not sure I want people visiting that have decided not to because we elected Donald Trump.   Idiots.


Ya, who wants their money!? :/

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:30 PM

Ya, who wants their money!? :/


Too many homegrown idiots here. Don't need any dumbass tourists wandering around as well.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:56 AM

Too many homegrown idiots here. Don't need any dumbass tourists wandering around as well.


You don't understand tourism industry or business in general. That's what your post is saying

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

You don't understand tourism industry or business in general. That's what your post is saying

 

You don't understand that my post was actually just saying people that decide whether or not to visit the US based on who is President are idiots.  Nothing more.  

 

And yes I do understand tourism and business in general.  :rolleyes:


Edited by Chef Jim, 14 April 2017 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:29 PM

 

And yes I do understand tourism and business in general.  :rolleyes:

 

Probably as well as you understand cooking.



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:30 PM

You don't understand that my post was actually just saying people that decide whether or not to visit the US based on who is President are idiots.  Nothing more.  
 
And yes I do understand tourism and business in general.  :rolleyes:


Who cares if they are idiots if they spending money? You ok man?