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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Good... So are the farmers going to drive to DC in their tractors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Down another 500 today. Off 3000 since January. Trade wars are fun!
    Yeah, even Pocahontas likes the idea of tariffs... WTF!

    United States waking up to Chinese abuses, US Senator Elizabeth Warren says in Beijing

    After years of pursuing economic engagement, policymakers now ‘starting to look more aggressively at pushing China to open its markets’

    US policy towards China has been misdirected for decades and policymakers are now recalibrating ties, US Senator Elizabeth Warren told reporters during a visit to Beijing amid heightened trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.

    Warren’s visit comes as US President Donald Trump prepares to implement trade tariffs on more than US$50 billion worth of Chinese goods designed to punish the country over US allegations that Beijing systematically misappropriated American intellectual property.
    The Massachusetts Democrat and Trump foe, who has been touted as a potential 2020 presidential candidate despite rejecting such speculation, said US trade policy needed a rethink and that she was not afraid of tariffs.

    After years of mistakenly assuming economic engagement would lead to a more open China, the US government was waking up to Chinese demands for US companies to give up their know-how in exchange for access to its market, Warren said.


    “The whole policy was misdirected. We told ourselves a happy-face story that never fit with the facts,” she said on Saturday, during a three-day visit to China that began on Friday.


    “Now US policymakers are starting to look more aggressively at pushing China to open up the markets without demanding a hostage price of access to US technology.”
    [...]
    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplo...ses-us-senator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Down another 500 today. Off 3000 since January. Trade wars are fun!
    It's just part of Trump's genius. He ran up the Dow until it was enough to offset the trade war. MAGA!

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, even Pocahontas likes the idea of tariffs... WTF!


    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplo...ses-us-senator

    LOL. What's a responsible voter to do, when both Republicans and Democrats are crazy? Why, the only sensible solution is to reject them both and vote Libertarian, amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, even Pocahontas likes the idea of tariffs... WTF!


    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplo...ses-us-senator

    Hey, how about you just admit Trump is an authoritarian dumbass and quit with the deflections and apologetics. People who read your posts are more likely to laugh at Libertarians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    Everything Trump has said about Amazon so far is a blatant lie. The package delivery part of the post office is their most profitable activity. Furthermore, there is a federal law against USPS charging below cost to deliver packages. Also, Amazon pays the same rate as everyone else who delivers anywhere near the volume they do.
    It not the fact that Amazon takes advantage of the USPS (which can't make a buck if it actually had the motivation to try), you dummy... it is the fact Bezos owns that WaPo rag that Drumpf doesn't like.

    Needless to say, Amazon is starting to smell like a monopoly... We hate their low prices and want to shop at Walmart again! Break them up into a million pieces like the government did with Ma Bell. That will show that Bozo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    It's just part of Trump's genius. He ran up the Dow until it was enough to offset the trade war. MAGA!



    LOL. What's a responsible voter to do, when both Republicans and Democrats are crazy? Why, the only sensible solution is to reject them both and vote Libertarian, amirite?
    Yes, you are starting to see the light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Down another 500 today. Off 3000 since January. Trade wars are fun!
    The Dow just went positive for the day... Don't people know we are in the middle of a freak'n trade war?!?
    Last edited by Uncle Ted; 04-04-2018 at 11:34 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    The Dow just when positive for the day... Don't people know we are in the middle of a freak'n trade war?!?
    Only down 2600 now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Only down 2600 now!
    You should try to be positive about things.... e.g., up 4300 since Obama left the office!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    You should try to be positive about things.... e.g., up 4300 since Obama left the office!
    Uncle Ted, you are the most tireless Trump apologist I know. I salute your stamina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    I don't want to make anybody's head explode, but Rasmussen shows Trump with a 50% approval rating. I'm not sure how this happened, but I don't expect it to last long after China shot back in the trade war he started over steel and aluminum. Hog futures are locked limit down, and most commodities are lower. Trump's electoral bread is buttered in the farm belt, so he better find a way to get this under control if he wants to make it through the next election to impeachment.
    Up to 51% now... http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publ...04?fullbrowser
    Obama was only 46% this far into his presidency.

    Of course, I wouldn't read much into this... Rasmussen Reports may be biased. They picked Clinton to win over Drumpf in their 2016 picks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Uncle Ted, you are the most tireless Trump apologist I know. I salute your stamina.
    Thanks but I can't help it... If I knew, before the election, that Drumpf would generate this much entertainment around here then I might have actually voted for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Sure you were. I think you're on the list to replace Huckabee when Trump grows tired of her.
    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yeah, even Pocahontas likes the idea of tariffs... WTF!


    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplo...ses-us-senator

    Duh, socialists love protectionism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    It not the fact that Amazon takes advantage of the USPS (which can't make a buck if it actually had the motivation to try), you dummy... it is the fact Bezos owns that WaPo rag that Drumpf doesn't like.

    Needless to say, Amazon is starting to smell like a monopoly... We hate their low prices and want to shop at Walmart again! Break them up into a million pieces like the government did with Ma Bell. That will show that Bozo!
    Either reason is insanely stupid

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    Haha. Did our resident "libertarian" just suggest we should break up Amazon because they are too big?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Haha. Did our resident "libertarian" just suggest we should break up Amazon because they are too big?
    And this president and the apologetics around him are so bad they're actually making the Dems look reasonable to THIS Libertarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Haha. Did our resident "libertarian" just suggest we should break up Amazon because they are too big?
    You big dummy... Why would I want to go back to Walmart and pay higher prices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    You big dummy... Why would I want to go back to Walmart and pay higher prices?
    Dude, Walmart always has low prices. Always.
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    So President Dipshit is mobilizing the national guard to protect the border from... tumbleweeds? The caravan of central americans who will be presenting themselves to CBP to apply for asylum?

    Gee I hope those troops have an Audible account.
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    More potentially-Orwellian stuff from Trump and Co.

    Homeland Security to compile database of journalists, media influencers

    The Department of Homeland Security posted a contract request this week for "Media Monitoring Services," which will compile a database of hundreds of thousands of journalists, bloggers and "media influencers" for the federal government. After an outcry on social media, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman tweeted "this is nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media."

    The work request from DHS seeks a firm that has the ability to monitor up to 290,000 global news sources; ability to track media coverage in up to 100 languages and the ability to "track online, print, broadcast, cable, radio, trade and industry publications, local sources, national/international outlets, traditional news sources, and social media."

    The work request also seeks the ability to build lists of journalists based on beat, location, outlet type/size and journalist role. Creating an online "media influence database" is also included.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/homelan...a-influencers/
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    Some recent articles that I think make some good points about Trump's tactics:

    About his attacks on Amazon:
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...s-ranting.html

    His trade war idiocy:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/china...-market-2018-4

    And this one made me look up if I have a Sinclair owned TV station in my market. I don't. But KUTV is. Figures. That was always the UTE station when I was growing up.

    see this one first if you're not familiar with the story:

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ript-in-unison

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...=.9cbd4abe1ac8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Stock market falling like a rock again today. China announces new tariffs on US ag products. All those farmers wearing MAGA hats are going to love this.


    The too fat to fail, MAGA hat wearing farmers have nothing to worry about...

    Trump to farmers amid trade war: 'We'll make it up' to you

    'The farmers will be better off than they ever were,' the president said.

    President Donald Trump on Monday attempted to reassure American farmers staring down market uncertainty amid an escalating trade dispute with China, which has threatened to level hefty tariffs on soybeans and other agricultural goods.


    “We’ll make it up to them,” Trump told reporters ahead of a meeting with his cabinet. “The farmers will be better off than they ever were. It will take a little while to get there, but it could be very quick, actually.
    [...]
    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...farmers-509928

    In other news the Dow is up another 400 points today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    The too fat to fail, MAGA hat wearing farmers have nothing to worry about...


    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...farmers-509928

    In other news the Dow is up another 400 points today.
    Still has not made up for last Friday's losses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Still has not made up for last Friday's losses.
    Let's stay positive, JL... Still hasn't lost for last year's gains.
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    Trade war with China looks to be over... before it even started:

    China's Xi promises to lower tariffs this year, open economy further

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday promised to open the country's economy further and lower import tariffs on products including cars, in a speech seen as conciliatory amid rising trade tensions between China and the United States.


    While most of the pledges were reiterations of previously announced measures, Xi's comments sent U.S. stock futures, the dollar and Asian shares higher.
    [...]
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/...conomy-further

    And I was looking forward to all those MAGA hat wearing, too-fat-to-fail farmers all driving their tractors to DC.
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    GIVE 'EM HELL, BRIGHAM!

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    The current Time cover, an update of one from a year ago, is pretty good.


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    Maybe congress will impeach someone...

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