The First 100 days

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by theiioftx, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    You forget that the EU is continually erecting new trade barriers many in the name of climate change.

    They have a Green Deal they are discussing right now. It has a good chance of passing. Sanders and Warren would push similar policy. It would end comfortable living for anyone other than anyone with close ties to government and able to get an exception to regulations.
     
  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  5. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

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    did you think Joe Fan's link to satire Trump sending Romney to Wuhan too ghoulish? I laughed but did kinda cringe
     
  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I concede it is a bit edgy - but it made me laugh, which is the test
     
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  7. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    The only disappointment I had was that it was satire.
     
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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Mike Lee on an issue that does not get enough attention -- but we really dont talk about it because of Trump-hate -- its worth the time if you have the 14m

    “President Trump might be the only one that could make that hard choice because there would be a firestorm if anybody talks about actually ending this [war in Afghanistan].”

     
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I have some numbers and something of a timeline to act as an update on the current economic battle with China, which is something a couple of us like to discuss

    Year-to-date, the US goods deficit with China is at $199B, down 10.2% from the same time last year

    Aug 2019, Trump implemented new 10% tariffs on $300B worth of imports
    Sept = 112B in clothing, footwear, textiles
    Dec = 160B in consumer electronics, toys, Christmas ornaments
    The existing tariffs on $250b was +/- 29% of imported goods
    The Sept tariffs increased that to 69%

    China retaliated by announcing tariffs on $75B of US exports of auto’s, crude oil, agri products like corn, pork, soybeans, to be phased in Sept and Dec

    Trump retaliated to their retaliation, US to raise tariffs on $550B worth of Chinese imports by 5%.
    Increasing the existing 25% tariff on $250B worth of Chinese goods to 30% on Oct 1
    Raising the previously announced 10% tariffs on $300B worth of Chinese imports to 15%

    Trump also called on US companies to “immediately start looking for an alternative to China” and to make more products in the United States

    “... in conference calls with investors...dozens of executives have signaled plans to further diversify their supply chain...substantially reduce their dependence on Chinese manufacturing....”
    Companies did began to remove themselves from China. For example, in Sept -- “Apple today confirmed that its newly redesigned Mac Pro will be manufactured in Austin, Texas.” Other companies announced moves out of China but not to the US. These include Vietnam and other now "friendly" countries. These friendly countries have already become our new trading partners.

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    CNBC story about Trump asking US companies to move from China President Trump ordered US firms to ditch China, but many already have and more are on the way
    AAPL story on the Austin plant Apple’s new Mac Pro to be made in Texas
    WSJ article on the crucial supply chain story Manufacturers Move Supply Chains Out of China
     
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  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Hope Hicks back in the White House
     
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  11. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

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    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

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  14. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

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    technically JoeFan beat us both. BUT he didn't provide the ink. Someone had to do it.:yes:
     
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  15. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Make America Hot Again.

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  16. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    I heard a guy on the internet say, "I have a position for her. Quite a few actually.":lmao:
     
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  17. Joe Fan

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  18. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    She is pretty, and for politics, she is absolutely stunning. Politics is largely a sausage fest and largely the domain of nerds. It usually repels hot chicks.
     
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  19. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    There are a few marriage enders I have contemplated. She is one of them.
     
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  20. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Can you imagine being one of those political nerds working in the same office as her?
     
  21. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

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  22. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    When you thought it couldn’t get any better...


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  23. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    I should say there is another model that looks very similar to Hope or vice versa.
     
  24. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    The things I would do to that girl wouldn't be Christian.
     
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  25. theiioftx

    theiioftx 2,500+ Posts

    I’m afraid this thread will get tainted.
     
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  26. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    And political dorks like us are exactly what she's looking for. Lol.

    It would be a little like this.

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    I do understand somewhat, yes. Back in the day, there was a girl involved in our group who had been a model as a preteen, so she was a pretty girl (though not as stunning as Hope Hicks). However, she also "blossomed" very, very nicely - probably wore a 34DD, and she almost always showed cleavage. It wasn't enough to say she looked like a skank (and she actually wasn't), but it was enough to attract plenty of attention. Basically, all the hormone-raging dorks drooled over her all the time.

    And I was one of the lucky ones. No, I didn't get to go there or get to touch anything, but I was one of the few present the night she drank too much at a pool party and took her top off. I saw "the goods," and it was pretty much life-changing.
     
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  27. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Would they be Hindu because of the Kama Sutra?
     
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  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Love the smell of haters butthurt in the morning

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  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Going to dig into some of the Gallup details

    Trump’s job approval at personal best 49%.
    He is also helping improve the image of his party. 51% now view the Republican Party favorable, up from 43% in Sept (1st time over 50% since 2005)
    Only 45% have a positive opinion of Dems, a dip from 48% in Sept

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  30. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Trump is also getting credit for the economy

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