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Politics Episode 7: Remake of Episode 4

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Trump, Mummy May vs Corbyn, petty arguments. You guys know the drill.

America First brought to you by Saudi Arabia and Blackstone
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This thread does not exist in my Star Wars universe.



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This thread does not exist in my Star Wars universe.

Does it exist in your politics universe?



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This thread does not exist in my Star Wars universe.

Enough alternative facts and you get an alternative universe I guess.
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This thread does not exist in my Star Wars universe.

 

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It's Teresa May then?

 

Lies! Deception! (meh, low hanging fruit)

 

Spoiler


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Alternate universe would have the porn star as PM. She was good in the Prodigy video
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I hope this thread continues to discuss anything but politics. :p



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This thread does not exist in my Star Wars universe.

Enough alternative facts and you get an alternative universe I guess.

 

 



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I hope this thread continues to discuss anything but politics. :p

kp brought up Mummy in the genesis post.  with the new universal monster movies being released, we cannot help but lament the metaphorical death o' the traditional mummy.  no longer is the mummy a revenant punishing those who defile a tomb, but is a demigod/god with apocalyptic intent. blame the brendan fraser rachel weisz films? to keep this political, we can throw out a more sinister (ridiculous) possibility.  given the middle-eastern origin o' the mummy, is the transformation from a singular and limited threat to a danger directed at western culture entire represent transparent and insidious islamophobia on the part o' the movie producers?

 

muahaha.

 

c'mon.  you has seen crazier stuff from breitbart, no?

 

HA! Good Fun!



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I hope this thread continues to discuss anything but politics. :p

kp brought up Mummy in the genesis post.  with the new universal monster movies being released, we cannot help but lament the metaphorical death o' the traditional mummy.  no longer is the mummy a revenant punishing those who defile a tomb, but is a demigod/god with apocalyptic intent. blame the brendan fraser rachel weisz films? to keep this political, we can throw out a more sinister (ridiculous) possibility.  given the middle-eastern origin o' the mummy, is the transformation from a singular and limited threat to a danger directed at western culture entire represent transparent and insidious islamophobia on the part o' the movie producers?
 
muahaha.
 
c'mon.  you has seen crazier stuff from breitbart, no?
 
HA! Good Fun!


I can't unseen that parallel now...

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Sorry Algoth, it looks like I will be the first to post about politics in the politics thread.

 

So anyway it seems College Alumni, tired of seeing their almae matres turning into left wing protester factories are cooling it with their donations and endowments.

 

https://www.nytimes....tions.html?_r=0

 

Personally I never saw the sense in that anyway. I absolutely hated the University I ended up graduating from and everyone in it. I didn't even attend the graduation and I sure as hell haven't written them any checks since.



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I hope this thread continues to discuss anything but politics. :p

algroth how is your knowledge of economics  and  financial instruments and how they pertain to your country ?

 

I want to ask you something about the Argentine bond crisis but I dont want to ask you something that you may not be familiar with? 



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You know... it Trump had half a brain (something no one has accused him of in my hearing) he would submit the Paris Accord to the Senate for ratification like Barack Obama should have done. If they ratify we stay in. If they don't we don't. Either way it's off his back and he looks like a hero to the right for following the Constitution.

 

If Obama had any brains, and he's not stupid, he knew an Executive Agreement could be undone by the next executive. And I'm sure he also knew an agreement that placed statutory requirements on private American citizens, subject to punitive actions by entities OUTSIDE of the United States is not an agreement. It's a treaty. Treaties are supposed to be ratified by the Senate. So why didn't he do it? Because more than half of the Senate is voted in by people who didn't vote for him and he can't impose his will on people if that pesky Constitution and democratic process keep getting in the way.



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Personally I never saw the sense in that anyway. I absolutely hated the University I ended up graduating from and everyone in it. I didn't even attend the graduation and I sure as hell haven't written them any checks since.

 

I have fond memories of my school, but I certainly paid enough while I was there. I don't feel the need to donate either. 



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I hope this thread continues to discuss anything but politics. :p

algroth how is your knowledge of economics  and  financial instruments and how they pertain to your country ?

 

I want to ask you something about the Argentine bond crisis but I dont want to ask you something that you may not be familiar with? 

 

I have some... But my father is a former secretary of treasury and economy vice-minister so I'm sure any questions I wouldn't be able to answer, I could just ask him. :p


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I hope this thread continues to discuss anything but politics. :p

algroth how is your knowledge of economics  and  financial instruments and how they pertain to your country ?

 

I want to ask you something about the Argentine bond crisis but I dont want to ask you something that you may not be familiar with? 

 

I have some... But my father is a former secretary of treasury and economy vice-minister so I'm sure any questions I wouldn't be able to answer, I could just ask him. :p

 

Your father is probably the best person to answer this actually :)

 

I will keep it simple, ask him if all the outdated bonds have been paid back. Basically most of Argentina's  creditors exchanged their defaulted debt for new securities in two restructurings that took place in 2005 and 2010....are these debts paid back?



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I hope this thread continues to discuss anything but politics. :p

algroth how is your knowledge of economics  and  financial instruments and how they pertain to your country ?

 

I want to ask you something about the Argentine bond crisis but I dont want to ask you something that you may not be familiar with? 

 

I have some... But my father is a former secretary of treasury and economy vice-minister so I'm sure any questions I wouldn't be able to answer, I could just ask him. :p

 

Your father is probably the best person to answer this actually :)

 

I will keep it simple, ask him if all the outdated bonds have been paid back. Basically most of Argentina's  creditors exchanged their defaulted debt for new securities in two restructurings that took place in 2005 and 2010....are these debts paid back?

 

I would say "absolutely not", but before I screw up and confirm my answer I'll ask him about it. :p


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Personally I never saw the sense in that anyway. I absolutely hated the University I ended up graduating from and everyone in it. I didn't even attend the graduation and I sure as hell haven't written them any checks since.

 

I have fond memories of my school, but I certainly paid enough while I was there. I don't feel the need to donate either. 

 

 

I actually took classes at four different schools. Tennessee St. Miami-Dade Community College, and Broward College before transferring everything to FAU. I have nothing negative to say about the first three. All I'll say about FAU is you'll never catch me there again. Every ill vice and attitude bred by unearned wealth is on display there. I don't begrudge anyone fortune or success however the come by it... but don't be an a-----e about it. 



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You know... it Trump had half a brain (something no one has accused him of in my hearing) he would submit the Paris Accord to the Senate for ratification like Barack Obama should have done. If they ratify we stay in. If they don't we don't. Either way it's off his back and he looks like a hero to the right for following the Constitution.
 
If Obama had any brains, and he's not stupid, he knew an Executive Agreement could be undone by the next executive. And I'm sure he also knew an agreement that placed statutory requirements on private American citizens, subject to punitive actions by entities OUTSIDE of the United States is not an agreement. It's a treaty. Treaties are supposed to be ratified by the Senate. So why didn't he do it? Because more than half of the Senate is voted in by people who didn't vote for him and he can't impose his will on people if that pesky Constitution and democratic process keep getting in the way.

Why would Trump submit something to the Senate that he disagrees with? Then have it certainly defeated and look like he lost? Obama and the Democrats thought they won the demographics war (and they probably have, just not quite yet), so the next President would certainly be a Democrat and follow Obama's policies. Didn't quite work out that way in spite of everyone's expectations. Also Trump could still unilaterally withdraw from a treaty even if it's ratified by the Senate, and a non-treaty agreement can not place statutory requirements on American citizens.

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http://www.npr.org/2...w-legal-hurdles

 

look at what trump left on his desk this morning. another steamy pile o' wtf.

 

*shrug*

 

attempting to come up with reasonable explanations for trump impulse control blunders is becoming increasing difficult.  the only explanation we got is if trump were convinced the travel ban is doomed, it would be better to face inevitable defeat with a show o' strength. core constituents appear ok with trump ineffectiveness as long as he continues to act tough and talk big.  so IF the executive order is a lost cause, it would be better for trump to defend vigorous and then blame Court for failure.  is no other reasonable explanation for the latest trumpism.

 

HA! Good Fun!







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