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Old 10-11-2017, 09:39 AM   #46
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No, but BS in economics, which sounds about right.
He graduated from the Wharton School. But only with a BS. Tillerson was educated as an engineer. Which one would win that IQ test?
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:57 AM   #47
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You say only a BS, but he's proven to have a lot of it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:55 AM   #48
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You say only a BS, but he's proven to have a lot of it.
An average IQ is 100. Can he count that high? Or does he get distracted too quickly?
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:45 PM   #49
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According to Wikipedia, he can count to 3 and a half ... by billions.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:30 PM   #50
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Yes, tied with 19 others as the 544th richest person in the world. And to think, he started with only a $million and his mother's real estate company.
To be fair, I think most people could not do what he has done, even with that start. I know I don't have the stomach for it.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:30 PM   #51
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To be fair, I think most people could not do what he has done, even with that start.
Alphonse Capone is another.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:53 PM   #52
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No, the difference is Al Capone set up soup kitchens and took care of the poor.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:40 AM   #53
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Only someone who can't learn from history would not know that.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:08 PM   #54
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OK, so it turns out USNS Comfort has helped 75 people doing hospital-type stuff, after two hospitals lost emergency generators:
Here's one reason...
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:02 PM   #55
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One problem is that there is a great urge to criticize Trump about every single thing, when he only deserves it about 90% of the time.
I agree, and it's compounded by the fact that the deluge of distractions is intentional. And that every terrible thing is wrapped in a glowing PR pitch of being an awesome thing. So our ability to know what's actually going on is being pushed to the limits.

And it's not exactly throwing the baby out with the bathwater. If I had an employee that was 10% effective, don't you think HR would be working with me to focus on the 90% uck-up rate?
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:31 PM   #56
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HR is the founders, the company manual is the Constitution, and they put in it an approach that has permitted the union to survive many bad Presidents. They anticipated the 90%!

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Warren G. Harding was the Donald J. Trump of the 1920s.

Conservative, hated the League of Nations and loved Prohibition. He was a womanizer who was unqualified for the job and admitted it.

His campaign slogan was "Return to normalcy" - an appeal to patriotism, i.e, let's end all this progressive nonsense, and stay out of all that European crap! Truly the "Make America Great Again" of its time. (Although, it is pointed out, normalcy was not an actual word.)

Once he won, which was pretty much by accident -- he proceeded to play golf, have sex with his mistress in White House closets, and make deals with all his buddies to make them fortunes via the US Treasury. He limited immigration, and wanted tax cuts for the rich...

By some good fortune he died in the middle of his term.

Did it matter, to the overall state of the country - no. The decade during and following his Presidency was the "roaring twenties", a time of unprecedented economic growth and cultural change.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:50 PM   #57
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a time of unprecedented economic growth
Yes, great times. Rich banker in the Treasury, dropping national debt, and three awesome tax-cutting bills in 21, 24, and 26. Everything was coming up aces! ..until an unexplained worst ever thing happened in the stock market in 1929, and.. the next entire decade was.. a little rough. But probably no cause and effect there.. Go Go Roaring twenties!
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:17 PM   #58
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Nevertheless, you'll barely find Harding on the page.
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:04 PM   #59
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Ah, well. Then we're probably fine.

After all, the stock market is on an unstoppable--record setting-- upward trend.. What could go wrong?? Go Go tax cuts for the wealthy!!
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Old 10-17-2017, 09:58 PM   #60
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