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Old 01-22-2017, 08:05 PM   #16
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5:46 PM: Verbatim quote: "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. Period. Both in person and around the globe."
ie, the world population has increased.
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Old 01-23-2017, 05:37 PM   #17
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It's not the income Trump is hiding in his taxes. That has never made any sense. First, his supporters have never cared about whether he's really rich, or really pays taxes. Second, he hires teams of professional accountants--they may take advantage of every questionable loophole, but I guarantee they're as clean as any other corporation.

It's the charitable donations, you guys.

He's hiding the fact that he wrote off a large donation to someone, probably one of the many white nationalist organizations with non-profit status. At this point it's the only thing that would turn Republicans against him, hard evidence that he's an out-and-out Nazi sympathizer.

Mark my words. It's something in the charitable donations.
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Old 01-23-2017, 05:44 PM   #18
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probably Greenpeace

edit oh no obviously Planned Parenthood
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:33 PM   #19
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I would like to believe, but here's why not. Trump has been in real estate in an extremely Democratic/lefty city for 40 years. He's had to watch over skeletons like that.

In his line of business, I'd figger every donation he's ever made has been in order to get something in return.

Lastly I don't believe we have seen much of an ideology out of this guy at all.
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:15 PM   #20
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Lastly I don't believe we have seen much of an ideology out of this guy at all.
So Trump is pragmatic.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:37 PM   #21
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The Donald is in Shock and Awe ... of himself!
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:52 PM   #22
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The Donald is in Shock and Awe ... of himself!
Can one really bomb himself?
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:58 PM   #23
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https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-me-reflection

Brian Eno has some interesting ideas about Trump, sort of a hard reboot. His bit on Hillary is spot on, the continuation of decline...

Just imagine if Hillary Clinton had won and we’d been business as usual, the whole structure she’d inherited, the whole Clinton family myth. I don’t know that’s a future I would particularly want. It just seems that was grinding slowly to a halt, whereas now, with Trump, there’s a chance of a proper crash, and a chance to really rethink.”
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:17 PM   #24
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Can one really bomb himself?
You've never heard of a suicide bomber?
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:39 AM   #25
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Brian Eno has some interesting ideas about Trump, sort of a hard reboot. His bit on Hillary is spot on, the continuation of decline...

Just imagine if Hillary Clinton had won and we’d been business as usual, the whole structure she’d inherited, the whole Clinton family myth. I don’t know that’s a future I would particularly want. It just seems that was grinding slowly to a halt, whereas now, with Trump, there’s a chance of a proper crash, and a chance to really rethink.”
This is the best way to think of things.

Like Undertoad's broken bone that sets harder.

But if we don't "set" the fracture in proper alignment, we'll always have that limp, that scar, that bad memory when we look in the mirror.
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That having been said, Eno is imagining the reformation as he would like it to go. That is almost certainly wrong. It will go the way it goes, which is certainly not the way we picture it going, however that may be.

The Civil War, you don't set out thinking well, 620,000 people are going to die but the resulting nation will be amazingly strong and resilient and uniquely prepared for the future.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:48 PM   #27
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ie, the world population has increased.
It's like people really enjoy screwing.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:48 PM   #28
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... Eno is imagining the reformation as he would like it to go. That is almost certainly wrong. It will go the way it goes, which is certainly not the way we picture it going, however that may be.
I believe this is what Peart means by his re-telling of the 'reed that doesn't break in the wind.' Yes, we don't break, but... "we can only grow the way the wind blows."
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You've never heard of a suicide bomber?
Civilized countries drop big bombs from B-2s. Never realized that terrorists would improvise.

We never associated a kamikaze with shock and awe - until now.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:34 AM   #30
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This is the best way to think of things.

Like Undertoad's broken bone that sets harder.

But if we don't "set" the fracture in proper alignment, we'll always have that limp, that scar, that bad memory when we look in the mirror.
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That having been said, Eno is imagining the reformation as he would like it to go. That is almost certainly wrong. It will go the way it goes, which is certainly not the way we picture it going, however that may be.

The Civil War, you don't set out thinking well, 620,000 people are going to die but the resulting nation will be amazingly strong and resilient and uniquely prepared for the future.
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I believe this is what Peart means by his re-telling of the 'reed that doesn't break in the wind.' Yes, we don't break, but... "we can only grow the way the wind blows."
All spot on.
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