The Trump Administration vows 100 percent tariffs on $2.4 billion of French products over...

captaincranky

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I am just astonished at the number of Americans that actually believe we "benefit" from those tariffs, yet Trump keeps claiming the same no matter how many authoritative experts point out he's wrong
If you keep in mind that they're dealing with a sociopath and an egomaniac, why would you presume another outcome is even possible?

In example, when was the last time you tried to tell a wanna be dictator that he or she was wrong?

There are still, other countries in this world where such an, "opposing viewpoint", would land you in prison, or in front of a firing squad.
 
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captaincranky

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Wow. Trump bashing. How shocking..
I probably should have given you a "like" for this, but in reality, you're merely stating the obvious, and Trump needs some serious bashing. Not to mention it's entirely warranted, merited, and earned. Nor is it as gratuitous as your post seems to imply.

Keep in mind, American voters never vote, "for" a candidate, they vote against one. For example, I voted "against" Hillary Clinton.

I did so, with full knowledge aforehand, that he's a monumental piece of sh*t. I'm 70 years old, and have watched in real time, his lengthy string of failed businesses, the attendant bankruptcies, and has perennial tax evasion. His business model is no more complicated than to throw as much sh*t against the wall as the banks are stupid enough to lend him (**), and then make wild claims of "monumental success(s)" about the few bits that stick.

In the desperation in her last weeks of her campaign, Hillary was making wild, impossible promises, of, "free college for everybody". "For what jobs would that be", I mumbled to myself?

Having said those things, (and feel free to verify the following statement with @wiyosaya ), that during the campaign I opined, "it will be fun to get Trump elected, and even more fun to watch him be impeached".

(**) Yes, I'm acutely aware that is a mixed metaphor, but it's pretty much out of necessity.
 
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captaincranky

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What seems to be somewhat worse, though its a chicken / egg sort of thing, IMO, is that it seems that there are some countries out there that seem to think the current US policies are a good thing and are implementing similar policies in their own countries.
Trumps extreme isolationist policies are obviously impractical, way overblown, and harmful. However, you can't blame all the profiteers and giant corporations in the globalization debacle.

John Q. Public shares a huge chunk of the blame, simply by virtue of individual greed. They, (sadly myself included), want 60" TVs for $400.00, and at the same time, are vain and stupid enough to pay $200.00 (**) for a pair of sneakers with some dumb jocks name on them.

All the while chanting, "we're number one, we're number one". Erstwhile, I lurk in the shadows thinking, "number one at what, giving your paychecks to other countries"? And all the while, no one is willing to sacrifice any of their comforts or extravagances, while absolving themselves of any personal responsibility for whatever comes to pass.

Therewith endeth the lesson. Sorry, that lacked humility. I meant to say, "rant of a madman".

(**) I should mention I'm all in on the TV, bet never in a million years, would I pay that much for sneakers.
 
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wiyosaya

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Trumps extreme isolationist policies are obviously impractical, way overblown, and harmful. However, you can't blame all the profiteers and giant corporations in the globalization debacle.

John Q. Public shares a huge chunk of the blame, simply by virtue of individual greed. They, (sadly myself included), want 60" TVs for $400.00, and at the same time, are vain and stupid enough to pay $200.00 (**) for a pair of sneakers with some dumb jocks name on them.

All the while chanting, "we're number one, we're number one". Erstwhile, I lurk in the shadows thinking, "number one at what, giving your paychecks to other countries"? And all the while, no one is willing to sacrifice any of their comforts or extravagances, while absolving themselves of any personal responsibility for whatever comes to pass.

Therewith endeth the lesson. Sorry, that lacked humility. I meant to say, "rant of a madman".

(**) I should mention I'm all in on the TV, bet never in a million years, would I pay that much for sneakers.
I agree, and I think this gets back to our previous discussions on the systemic problems with humanity. I do not have any answers, but the constant drive to cheaper and cheaper seems to have an effect of a race to the bottom (not my words, but I don't know who to quote).

With reference to one of our previous exchanges and indigenous economic systems, I saw this article some time after that - https://phys.org/news/2019-10-early-hunter-gatherers-interacted-sooner-previously.html

I have no idea whether a more egalitarian economic system would work in this day and age. One of the problems as I see it is that the value currently placed on what society considers success leads many to feel as if they are lacking - and in that, wars start.

As I see it, something has to change, and perhaps we are on the precipice of such a change. I just hope that if that change comes in my lifetime, it is a change for the better.
 
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wizardB

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I probably should have given you a "like" for this, but in reality, you're merely stating the obvious, and Trump needs some serious bashing. Not to mention it's entirely warranted, merited, and earned. Nor is it as gratuitous as your post seems to imply.

Keep in mind, American voters never vote, "for" a candidate, they vote against one. For example, I voted "against" Hillary Clinton.

I did so, with full knowledge aforehand, that he's a monumental piece of sh*t. I'm 70 years old, and have watched in real time, his lengthy string of failed businesses, the attendant bankruptcies, and has perennial tax evasion. His business model is no more complicated than to throw as much sh*t against the wall as the banks are stupid enough to lend him (**), and then make wild claims of "monumental success(s)" about the few bits that stick.

In the desperation in her last weeks of her campaign, Hillary was making wild, impossible promises, of, "free college for everybody". "For what jobs would that be", I mumbled to myself?

Having said those things, (and feel free to verify the following statement with @wiyosaya ), that during the campaign I opined, "it will be fun to get Trump elected, and even more fun to watch him be impeached".

(**) Yes, I'm acutely aware that is a mixed metaphor, but it's pretty much out of necessity.
Keep in mind that approval rating is almost 10% higher then Obama's was at the same point in their presidencies. So in spite of all the libtard raging he seems to be doing what he promised to do.
 

wizardB

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In spite of whatever Obama's approval ratings might have been during the same period. (Which BTW doesn't have any bearing on the present), Trump's are running about 41%, which is not good by any stretch of the imagination.
Actually, according to the latest polls, his approval rating is at 51%
 

captaincranky

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Actually, according to the latest polls, his approval rating is at 51%
Gallup is usually pretty accurate. I discussed that with whathisname.

You read the polls you want, I'll search reputable sources.

And please don't bother me about this any more. I'm far from a libtard. In fact, I'd almost be considered uncomfortably close a white supremacist by some, but an extremely passive specimen.

If an alias means anything, (and it has seemed people believe so with mine), it belies the individual character beneath.

If someone were to make a crude guess as to your true character,. you might be called out as a "Dungeons & Dragons nerd", or possibly a gamer with delusions of grandeur.

But then again, it's said, "you can't judge a book by its cover".

I'm an old timer, and I have watched Trump throughout our respective lives. The man is a tax evading turd, a fraud, a pathological liar, an egomaniac, and those are his good points.

Even if he escapes impeachment, the Federal Court of the Southern District of New York, may have something to say about his future.

Now go play on Facebook, suck up Trump's tweets on Twitter, watch reruns of "The Apprentice", just go do something else counterproductive, other than professing your undying love for the man to me.
 
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