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Discussion in 'General' started by rico x hood, Oct 4, 2012.

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    Scary times man :smh:
     
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  5. whywesteppin

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    i wouldn't be surprised if John Barron called it in.
     
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    I thought the Steele Dossier was proven false?
     
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    Someone get the backbone pic

     
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    The comparison is irrelevant because it isn't looking at what people spend on basic needs. The emphasis of the article is on income, which only matters if what's earned in the US gets spent in any of those countries.

    A poor American might be richer than a poor Indian or a rich Brazilian, but they are not poor just because of what they earn; they are poor because what they earn barely meets their basic needs (if they do at all) such as housing, food, transportation, healthcare. These are goods and services that are determined locally, not internationally.

    The use of the analogy even breaks down within the US. Minimum wage in LA might be higher than in Montana, but you're not getting Montana housing prices in LA. Ever.
     
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    The deplorable in chief won the election in nebraska with 58.7% of the vote.

    The state's farm bureau retported earlier this week that the state's farmers $1 billion in revenue due to the retaliatory tariffs as foreign customers decline to pay higher prices for goods.

    Sadly, American farmers are unlikely to gain back everything they lost even if a trade agreement is successfully made. Iowa State University agricultural economist Chad E. Hart says American farmers aren't expected to gain back all their losses from the previous trade tarrifs.
    :smh: "You get what you get & you don't throw a fit"...
     
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  16. Who the **** is even triggered?
     
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  19. Kimchi Papi

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    Sounds like john kelly will be resigning from his chief of staff post in the coming days... Wonder what buffoon will be hired to complete the don the con circle jerk he likes... Wonder what input putin & the saudi prince will have.
     
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    I never second guess our President Elect but our Russian President Elect and our Saudi Prince Elect NEED to have a say on John's replacement.
     
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    A teacher of mine went to college with Donny Jr. Says he was a regular, non political type of dude. Wouldn't have known he was a Trump. Go read the interviews with other college friends who say the same thing.

    He's doing this because deep down he seeks Daddy's approval.

    On the flip side, Don the Con only cares about his children as extensions of himself.

    Things will get interesting once Donny is indicted. We'll see how strong the Trump family loyalty really is.
     
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  23. Kimchi Papi

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    :rofl:The best summary of the deplorable in chief this year.
     
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    Which is why we NEED to change the law.
     
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    It's a pretty long but interesting read about the Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, who has taken huge financial losses since his association with Michael Cohen.

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    In March, during one of his last trips to the U.S., he was stopped and questioned by Mueller’s team at an airport in the New York area. They asked about his ties to Cohen, who faces sentencing on Dec. 12 for confessed crimes that include violating campaign-finance rules. Investigators also asked why he attended Trump’s inauguration and if Intrater’s $250,000 gift was actually his money.

    Vekselberg “answered every question the agents asked of him” Shtorkh said. “He has nothing to hide.” Intrater, who set up the New York firm Columbus Nova in 2000 as Renova Group’s “U.S.-based affiliate,” declined to comment beyond saying that the money he gave to Trump’s inauguration was his own, not his cousin’s.

    In January 2017, just after Trump assumed the presidency, Columbus Nova signed a $1 million consulting contract with Cohen, who would later become deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee. The firm eventually wired a total of about $500,000 to the same legal entity that Cohen used to pay hush money to an adult film star who claims to have had an affair with Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/feat...lberg-met-michael-cohen-then-he-lost-billions
    Putin’s ‘American’ Oligarch Privately Boasted of Trump Ties. Then He Lost Billions
    A chance New York encounter between onetime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and a relative of Viktor Vekselberg has cost the Russian dearly.

    Not long after Michael Cohen stopped pursuing a Trump-branded property project in Moscow, another Russian connection to the future U.S. president’s entourage started to form.

    Like the real estate plan, it didn’t end well—particularly for Russian tycoon Viktor Vekselberg. His effort to engage in statecraft at the highest level unraveled spectacularly, costing him billions, cleaving his family and severing the extensive ties to the U.S. elite that turned him into what one Moscow newspaper called the “most American” of Vladimir Putin’s plutocrats.

    This saga, much of it previously unreported, began with a chance encounter between Cohen, Trump’s now-disgraced former lawyer, and Vekselberg’s American cousin, Andrew Intrater, in the fall of 2016. Soon, Trump would be in the White House and Vekselberg would be privately boasting of having the pull needed to help achieve the sanctions relief the Kremlin was craving, people familiar with the matter said. Instead, he became the richest victim of the most dangerous standoff between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War.
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