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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    We don’t need Iran’s oil. Texas now has the largest oil producing field in the world and it’s ramping up big time.
    Besides Venezuela's oil is closer. Maybe we could get Mexico to build us a pipeline as well as pay for the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    We don’t need Iran’s oil. Texas now has the largest oil producing field in the world and it’s ramping up big time.
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    I don't think it's about oil nearly as much as it is about John Bolton just being a fan of war.
    Sigh.

    You two need to brush up on history.

    "So where is the oil going to come from? ... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies." --Dick Cheney

    "[Iran] is a very wealthy country. Enormous oil reserves. They can finance, largely finance the reconstruction of their own country. And I have no doubt that they will." --Richard Perle

    "There is a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be US taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the [Iranian] people. We are talking about a country that can really finance its own reconstruction and relatively soon." --Paul Wolfowitz

    "It is unimaginable that the United States would have to contribute hundreds of billions of dollars and highly unlikely that we would have to contribute even tens of billions of dollars." --Ken Pollack

    "Slam dunk." --George Tenet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Sigh.

    You two need to brush up on history.

    "So where is the oil going to come from? ... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies." --Dick Cheney

    "[Iran] is a very wealthy country. Enormous oil reserves. They can finance, largely finance the reconstruction of their own country. And I have no doubt that they will." --Richard Perle

    "There is a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be US taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the [Iranian] people. We are talking about a country that can really finance its own reconstruction and relatively soon." --Paul Wolfowitz

    "It is unimaginable that the United States would have to contribute hundreds of billions of dollars and highly unlikely that we would have to contribute even tens of billions of dollars." --Ken Pollack

    "Slam dunk." --George Tenet
    By history, you mean things said before fracking turned the oil market upside down? The Saudis lost. We’ve known that since 2015 when they didn’t succeed in breaking the American oil companies that were fracking. We have so much oil we are exporting it, thanks to Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    By history, you mean things said before fracking turned the oil market upside down? The Saudis lost. We’ve known that since 2015 when they didn’t succeed in breaking the American oil companies that were fracking. We have so much oil we are exporting it, thanks to Obama.
    Don't make me pivot to my "spreading democracy" talking points!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    By history, you mean things said before fracking turned the oil market upside down? The Saudis lost. We’ve known that since 2015 when they didn’t succeed in breaking the American oil companies that were fracking. We have so much oil we are exporting it, thanks to Obama.
    The oil market has changed so much it almost makes me wonder if Bolton is agitating for a dispute to shut down the Strait of Hormuz in order to increase prices to benefit American oil producers.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    About time someone puts a stop to funding this train going nowhere...

    Trump administration pulls $1 billion from California rail project
    The Trump administration canceled nearly $1 billion Thursday in federal money for California's high-speed rail project, further throwing into question the future of the ambitious plan to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco.


    California Gov. Gavin Newsom immediately pledged to take the administration to court, though the state has not yet filed a lawsuit.
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    Federal officials said California has repeatedly failed to make "reasonable progress" and had abandoned the original vision for the rail line.


    The state "has not demonstrated the ability to complete the project, let alone deliver it by the end of 2022," Ronald Batory, administrator of the railroad administration, wrote in a letter to rail officials.


    The $1 billion represents about one-twelfth of the money the state was counting on to pay for the initial 119-mile stretch of tracks.


    California voters first approved nearly $10 billion in bonds for the high-speed rail project in 2008, and it's been plagued by cost overruns and delays since. It's been paid for with federal money, bond dollars and revenue from the state's cap-and-trade program that requires polluters to pay to emit greenhouse gases.
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    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/don...oject-n1006766

    Texas' private funded high speed rail seems to be still on track...

    Houston, we have a project: Texas’ high-speed railway

    Texas’ ongoing high-speed project has recently been named among the top infrastructure projects in a Strategic 100 Global Infrastructure Report. Here is a look at the project and how it is bidding to become America’s first high-speed rail network.

    It is the second most populated state in the United States of America, with some 28 million residents. If it were a country, its governor has suggested it would have the tenth highest GDP in the world. But as both the economy and population of the southern state of Texas expands, its transportation links are facing increasing pressure.


    As things stand roughly half of Texas’ population is linked by Interstate 45, a single highway that runs from Dallas in the north to Houston and Galveston, on the Texas Gulf Coast.


    The current journey time between Houston and Dallas ranges from between three and a half, to five and a half hours – though travel times are expected to exceed six hours in coming years as traffic increases.


    In 2016, the route was ranked America’s second deadliest highway based on federal road safety data analysed by the research firm ValuePenguin.
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    Texas bullet train


    But out of the congestion, delays, and in some instances tragedy, comes a new, first-of-its kind project by the private company Texas Central: a 200mph high-speed bullet train line that will shuttle passengers between Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, with a midway stop at Brazos Valley – all in just 90 minutes.
    The project, dubbed the first true high-speed train in the United States is unusual in that it will rely largely on private capital, though some funding has been provided by entities backed by the Japanese Government.


    It was recently named among the world’s top infrastructure projects in advocacy group CG/LA’s 2019 Strategic 100 Global Infrastructure Report, “testament”, says Keith, “to the hard work of hundreds of experts coming together from around the US and around the globe to build something new and exciting that will take Texas into the future.”


    “The Texas Train will drive the emergence of a ‘super economy’ combining the economic might of Houston and Dallas with the institutional brain power of the ninth largest research institution in the country with the stop near Texas A&M University in the Brazos Valley,” Keith adds.
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    Actual Libertarian GOP congressman says Trump should be impeached.


    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a critic of President Trump who has entertained a run against him in 2020, became the first Republican congressman to say the president “engaged in impeachable conduct” based on the Mueller report.

    The Michigan lawmaker, often the lone Trump dissenter on his side of the House aisle, shared his conclusions in a lengthy Twitter thread Saturday after reviewing the full report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

    Amash wrote that after reading the 448-page report, he had concluded that not only did Mueller’s team show Trump attempting to obstruct justice, but that Attorney General William P. Barr had “deliberately misrepresented” the findings. He added that “few members of Congress even read Mueller’s report.”

    “Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Amash wrote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Actual Libertarian GOP congressman says Trump should be impeached.




    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.656b1d2cfeee
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Actual Libertarian GOP congressman says Trump should be impeached.




    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.656b1d2cfeee
    Hmm... I wonder why Justin Amash is such a critic of President Drumpf.



    Bummer... the Drumpf trade war with China can't be good for the family tool import business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Don't listen to Romney... Someone told him that a Drumpf cabinet position is opening up and he might have a chance this time. He is back on the Drumpf train this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Don't listen to Romney... Someone told him that a Drumpf cabinet position is opening up and he might have a chance this time. He is back on the Drumpf train this week.
    Wrong. Mitt still thinks Trump is a verifiable piece of shit.
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    UT bot is highlighting a conspiratorial claim against the one real and sane libertarian who holds public office. Does not compute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Hmm... I wonder why Justin Amash is such a critic of President Drumpf.



    Bummer... the Drumpf trade war with China can't be good for the family tool import business.
    yeah, trade is bad. emperor Trump has taught you well.

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    Good call, Uncle Ted. I have always found that the best place to look for balanced, accurate information is a political opponent's TV ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    UT bot is highlighting a conspiratorial claim against the one real and sane libertarian who holds public office. Does not compute.
    It only doesn't compute if you hold onto the thought that Ted is a libertarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    UT bot is highlighting a conspiratorial claim against the one real and sane libertarian who holds public office. Does not compute.
    I read it in the paper... it has to be true. Please tell me more stories about how Drumpf colluded with the Russians, is going to be impeached, and Pence will be president. I like those.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Good call, Uncle Ted. I have always found that the best place to look for balanced, accurate information is a political opponent's TV ads.
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    It only doesn't compute if you hold onto the thought that Ted is a libertarian.
    I like to expose the fake libertarians like this crony.


    If they were saying shiz about the other candidate wouldn't they get sued for slander or something?

    While he gets sue happy maybe he should go after these guys...

    Justin Amash’s Business Interests in China Underscore His Push to Impeach Trump
    It may be more than constitutionalism driving Amash’s dogged opposition to President Trump.

    Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has become the darling of anti-Trump liberals following his declaration in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump yesterday.

    While Amash acts like his support of impeachment is rooted in constitutional grounds, there may be a financial motive to his opposition to Trump. It has been revealed that Amash has significant business interests in China that may be harmed by Trump’s ‘America First’ trade policies.

    In Amash’s financial disclosure forms for the year of 2015, he was shown as receiving up to $1 million in annual income due to his ownership stake in Michigan Industrial Tools (MIT). MIT is the parent company of Tekton Tools, Amash’s family business, that benefits directly from Chinese manufacturing.

    An article from MLive in 2010 exposed Amash as being the co-owner of Dynamic Source International (DSI), a Chinese company that was once an MIT supplier. Amash’s family have been outspoken advocates of the globalist trade status quo for many years.
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    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/justin...impeach-trump/

    Wow... million(s) in annual income. Chinese tools suck, BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    yeah, trade is bad. emperor Trump has taught you well.
    Yes, the current trade with China is bad... We have been screwed by the Chinese forever. Even Chuck Schumer recognizes this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yes, the current trade with China is bad... We have been screwed by the Chinese forever. Even Chuck Schumer recognizes this!

    Y'all should listen to your boy Schumer.
    I actually think Trump might be doing the right thing with China. Time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I like to expose the fake libertarians like this crony.
    If that's true, your list of real/not-crazy libertarians is growing shorter by the day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    If that's true, your list of real/not-crazy libertarians is growing shorter by the day...
    I am not aware of any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I read it in the paper... it has to be true. Please tell me more stories about how Drumpf colluded with the Russians, is going to be impeached, and Pence will be president. I like those.





    I like to expose the fake libertarians like this crony.


    If they were saying shiz about the other candidate wouldn't they get sued for slander or something?

    While he gets sue happy maybe he should go after these guys...


    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/justin...impeach-trump/

    Wow... million(s) in annual income. Chinese tools suck, BTW.
    Except that there are Constitutional reasons to push back on Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I am not aware of any.
    Well, I want to give UT the benefit of the doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yes, the current trade with China is bad... We have been screwed by the Chinese forever. Even Chuck Schumer recognizes this!

    In general, Trump is wrong about trade.
    In general, Schumer is wrong about trade.

    That shouldn't be hard to understand, especially for a principled libertarian who has complaints with both sides of the aisle.

    Regardless of what may be the best way to push back on China's behaviors which we can all agree are not the best, both Trump and Schumer have a long history going back decades of making anti-free trade statements.

    It's quite possible in the next few weeks Trump will declare a "deal" with China where he can claim he fixed everything and remove the tariffs before more people get hurt. But another good possibility is that he won't because he actually believes tariffs are good for the long term in general and just leave them on. To this point they have generally not targeted the direct to consumer products that China sells in the US, but he's already asked the treasury to make this last set of tariffs ready to go. If that happens there will be a noticeable effect on prices which will probably be unpopular and knock Trump's approval down to a lower level as the election gets closer.

    You would think his political instincts would keep him from going that direction. But the interesting thing there is that if there is that his protectionist, anti-free trade ideas are the one belief you can trace back to him the longest, even farther back than his views on immigration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Except that there are Constitutional reasons to push back on Trump.
    Let's see... reasons to push back on Drumpf:

    (1) He colluded with the Russians!

    (2) He obstructed justice!

    (3) He won't show us his tax returns so we are going to keep the republican candidate off the ballot.

    (4) (Undisclosed) "Constitutional reasons".

    Yeah, I am convinced that the Dems are the constitutional experts given that the only requirements to run for president are like being a natural born citizen and 35 years of age or older. Nothing in the constitution about disclosing tax returns. I hope California and all the other blue states do this, however, then the supreme court can just throw out all their electoral votes after the fact for hosting a rigged election. Maybe the libertarian candidate will have a chance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Let's see... reasons to push back on Drumpf:

    (1) He colluded with the Russians!

    (2) He obstructed justice!

    (3) He won't show us his tax returns so we are going to keep the republican candidate off the ballot.

    (4) (Undisclosed) "Constitutional reasons".

    Yeah, I am convinced that the Dems are the constitutional experts given that the only requirements to run for president are like being a natural born citizen and 35 years of age or older. Nothing in the constitution about disclosing tax returns. I hope California and all the other blue states do this, however, then the supreme court can just throw out all their electoral votes after the fact for hosting a rigged election. Maybe the libertarian candidate will have a chance!
    change the subject.

    But if you must, the president doesn't have the authority under the Constitution to unilaterally impose taxes, which is what tariffs are. Oh sure, there was a Constitutionally dubious law passed I think in the 40s about the president being able to institute tariffs for "national security reasons." I'm sure you'll agree baseball gloves and bicycles easily fall into that.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fr...you-2018-09-24
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    In general, Trump is wrong about trade.
    In general, Schumer is wrong about trade.

    That shouldn't be hard to understand, especially for a principled libertarian who has complaints with both sides of the aisle.

    Regardless of what may be the best way to push back on China's behaviors which we can all agree are not the best, both Trump and Schumer have a long history going back decades of making anti-free trade statements.

    It's quite possible in the next few weeks Trump will declare a "deal" with China where he can claim he fixed everything and remove the tariffs before more people get hurt. But another good possibility is that he won't because he actually believes tariffs are good for the long term in general and just leave them on. To this point they have generally not targeted the direct to consumer products that China sells in the US, but he's already asked the treasury to make this last set of tariffs ready to go. If that happens there will be a noticeable effect on prices which will probably be unpopular and knock Trump's approval down to a lower level as the election gets closer.

    You would think his political instincts would keep him from going that direction. But the interesting thing there is that if there is that his protectionist, anti-free trade ideas are the one belief you can trace back to him the longest, even farther back than his views on immigration.
    Oh, so we have (or had before Drumpf started the trade war) completely free trade with China? Good to know!

    Yeah, we should just have started a real war with China, right? That would have been better.

    BTW, time to get rid of you Huawei Android phone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    change the subject.

    But if you must, the president doesn't have the authority under the Constitution to unilaterally impose taxes, which is what tariffs are. Oh sure, there was a Constitutionally dubious law passed I think in the 40s about the president being able to institute tariffs for "national security reasons." I'm sure you'll agree baseball gloves and bicycles easily fall into that.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fr...you-2018-09-24
    Believe me... those Chinese android phones and cell equipment are a national security threat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Believe me... those Chinese android phones and cell equipment are a national security threat.
    Cool. I'm fine with going after Huawei specifically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Cool. I'm fine with going after Huawei specifically.
    Huawei is owned by the Chinese government.
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    GIVE 'EM HELL, BRIGHAM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Ok, good. But different subject. What the US is doing to limit Huawei from operating here isn't the same thing as a broad discussion on the merits of protectionist trade policy that Trump has spoken out in favor of since the 1980s.
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