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    I read this earlier today and had to wait until now to respond so I wouldn't end up having to ban myself. I have never read such a pile of self-indulgent bullshit in my entire life. You went to battle for him? Really? You didn't go to battle fool. You typed on a fucking keyboard. I went to battle at the same time your fat fuck of a hero had his daddy get a doctor to falsify his medical records to avoid service. Bone spurs my ass. My best friend didn't come back. Fucking coward. So yeah, it's personal now. You say you studied this stuff so you know how it works. Well, I've lived this stuff and I know how Donald Fucking Trump works. He is an uneducated crass buffoon who, when it was time to stand up for his country, ran to his daddy to get him out of his responsibilities. Big deal right, someone else could go. Yeah, it's definitely personal now.
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    Come on man, you can not be that clueless. I get that you support Trump but that doesn't mean you should be incapable of criticizing him on occasion and this should be one of those occasions. You know I was a school principal for the last 8 years I worked. If I held a faculty meeting where the Latinos on the faculty criticized something I had done and my response was anything close to, "if you don't like it go back to where you came from", my ass would have been fired at a called meeting of the school board the next night and rightly so. Try this at your next roll call briefing. When a black patrolman complains about something you jump up, look him in the eye, and tell him to go back to Africa. Let me know how it turns out. Be sure to activate your vest camera because the video is gonna be awesome.
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    when's it due? i used to charge $50
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    Every time my daughter takes out her guinea pig and holds him for a while it ends up shitting on her. At first she got mad at it. I told her that getting angry at a stupid rodent is just going to make her frustrated because it’s gonna shit on her regardless and there’s not anything she can do about it.
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    I know you will not read this but you did ask so start with this. The links are embedded in the text. Here’s a breakdown of Trump’s history, taken largely from Dara Lind’s list for Vox and an op-ed by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: 1973: The US Department of Justice — under the Nixon administration, out of all administrations — sued the Trump Management Corporation for violating the Fair Housing Act. Federal officials found evidence that Trump had refused to rent to black tenants and lied to black applicants about whether apartments were available, among other accusations. Trump said the federal government was trying to get him to rent to welfare recipients. In the aftermath, he signed an agreement in 1975 agreeing not to discriminate to renters of color without admitting to discriminating before. 1980s: Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, accused another one of Trump’s businesses of discrimination. “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Brown said. “It was the eighties, I was a teenager, but I remember it: They put us all in the back.” 1988: In a commencement speech at Lehigh University, Trump spent much of his speechaccusing countries like Japan of “stripping the United States of economic dignity.” This matches much of his current rhetoric on China. 1989: In a controversial case that’s been characterized as a modern-day lynching, four black teenagers and one Latino teenager — the “Central Park Five” — were accused of attacking and raping a jogger in New York City. Trump immediately took charge in the case, running an ad in local papers demanding, “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!” The teens’ convictions were later vacated after they spent seven to 13 years in prison, and the city paid $41 million in a settlement to the teens. But Trump in October 2016 said he still believes they’re guilty, despite the DNA evidence to the contrary. 1991: A book by John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump’s criticism of a black accountant: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” Trump at first denied the remarks, but later said in a 1997 Playboy interviewthat “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.” 1992: The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino had to pay a $200,000 fine because it transferred black and women dealers off tables to accommodate a big-time gambler’s prejudices. 1993: In congressional testimony, Trump said that some Native American reservations operating casinos shouldn’t be allowed because “they don’t look like Indians to me.” 2000: In opposition to a casino proposed by the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, which he saw as a financial threat to his casinos in Atlantic City, Trump secretly ran a series of adssuggesting the tribe had a “record of criminal activity [that] is well documented.” 2004: In season two of The Apprentice, Trump fired Kevin Allen, a black contestant, for being overeducated. “You’re an unbelievably talented guy in terms of education, and you haven’t done anything,” Trump said on the show. “At some point you have to say, ‘That’s enough.’” 2005: Trump publicly pitched what was essentially The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People. He said he “wasn’t particularly happy” with the most recent season of his show, so he was considering “an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world.” 2010: In 2010, there was a huge national controversy over the “Ground Zero Mosque” — a proposal to build a Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan, near the site of the 9/11 attacks. Trump opposed the project, calling it “insensitive,” and offered to buy out one of the investors in the project. On The Late Show With David Letterman, Trump argued, referring to Muslims, “Well, somebody’s blowing us up. Somebody’s blowing up buildings, and somebody’s doing lots of bad stuff.” 2011: Trump played a big role in pushing false rumors that Obama — the country’s first black president — was not born in the US. He even sent investigators to Hawaii to look into Obama’s birth certificate. Obama later released his birth certificate, calling Trump a ”carnival barker.” (The research has found a strong correlation between “birtherism,” as this conspiracy theory is called, and racism.) Trump has reportedly continued pushing this conspiracy theory in private. 2011: While Trump suggested that Obama wasn’t born in the US, he also argued that maybe Obama wasn’t a good enough student to have gotten into Columbia or Harvard Law School, and demanded Obama release his university transcripts. Trump claimed, “I heard he was a terrible student. Terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?” For many people, none of these incidents, individually, may be totally damning: One of these alone might suggest that Trump is simply a bad speaker and perhaps racially insensitive (“politically incorrect,” as he would put it), but not overtly racist. But when you put all these events together, a clear pattern emerges. At the very least, Trump has a history of playing into people’s racism to bolster himself — and that likely says something about him too. And of course, there’s everything that’s happened through and since his presidential campaign. As a candidate and president, Trump has made many more racist comments On top of all that history, Trump has repeatedly made racist — often explicitly so — remarks on the campaign trail and as president: Trump launched his campaign in 2015 by calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” who are “bringing crime” and “bringing drugs” to the US. His campaign was largely built on building a wall to keep these immigrants out of the US. As a candidate in 2015, Trump called for a ban on all Muslims coming into the US. His administration eventually implemented a significantly watered-down version of the policy. When asked at a 2016 Republican debate whether all 1.6 billion Muslims hate the US, Trump said, “I mean a lot of them. I mean a lot of them.” He argued in 2016 that Judge Gonzalo Curiel — who was overseeing the Trump University lawsuit — should recuse himself from the case because of his Mexican heritage and membership in a Latino lawyers association. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who endorsed Trump, later called such comments “the textbook definition of a racist comment.” Trump has been repeatedly slow to condemn white supremacists who endorse him, and he regularly retweeted messages from white supremacists and neo-Nazis during his presidential campaign. He tweeted and later deleted an image that showed Hillary Clinton in front of a pile of money and by a Jewish Star of David that said, “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” The tweet had some very obvious anti-Semitic imagery, but Trump insisted that the star was a sheriff’s badge, and said his campaign shouldn’t have deleted it. Trump has repeatedly referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as “Pocahontas,” using her controversial — and later walked-back — claims to Native American heritage as a punchline. At the 2016 Republican convention, Trump officially seized the mantle of the “law and order” candidate — an obvious dog whistle playing to white fears of black crime, even though crime in the US is historically low. His speeches, comments, and executive actions after he took office have continued this line of messaging. In a pitch to black voters in 2016, Trump said, “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” Trump stereotyped a black reporter at a press conference in February 2017. When April Ryan asked him if he plans to meet and work with the Congressional Black Caucus, he repeatedly asked her to set up the meeting — even as she insisted that she’s “just a reporter.” In the week after white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017, Trump repeatedly said that “many sides” and “both sides” were to blame for the violence and chaos that ensued — suggesting that the white supremacist protesters were morally equivalent to counterprotesters that stood against racism. He also said that there were “some very fine people” among the white supremacists. All of this seemed like a dog whistle to white supremacists — and many of them took it as one, with white nationalist Richard Spencer praising Trump for “defending the truth.” Throughout 2017, Trump repeatedly attacked NFL players who, by kneeling or otherwise silently protesting during the national anthem, demonstrated against systemic racism in America. Trump reportedly said in 2017 that people who came to the US from Haiti “all have AIDS,” and he lamented that people who came to the US from Nigeria would never “go back to their huts” once they saw America. The White House denied that Trump ever made these comments. Speaking about immigration in a bipartisan meeting in January 2018, Trump reportedly asked, in reference to Haiti and African countries, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He then reportedly suggested that the US should take more people from countries like Norway. The implication: Immigrants from predominantly white countries are good, while immigrants from predominantly black countries are bad. Trump denied making the “shithole” comments, although some senators present at the meeting said they happened. The White House, meanwhile, suggested that the comments, like Trump’s remarks about the NFL protests, will play well to his base. The only connection between Trump’s remarks about the NFL protests and his “shithole” comments is race. Trump mocked Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, again calling her “Pocahontas” in a tweet before adding, “See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!” The capitalized “TRAIL” is seemingly a reference to the Trail of Tears — a horrific act of ethnic cleansing in the 19th century in which Native Americans were forcibly relocated, causing thousands of deaths. This list is not comprehensive, instead relying on some of the major examples since Trump announced his candidacy. But once again, there’s a pattern of racism and bigotry here that suggests Trump isn’t just misspeaking; it is who he is.
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    Every time I see the American flag on something other than a flagpole I cringe. I'm sick of it on underwear, shoes and bumper stickers. Honor the flag and those who fell to defend it by putting it where it belongs, not on your product for a quick buck.
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    Holy shit guys warren had a rally in Wisconsin and said we need to defeat trump in 2020! Harris too! Omg! It seems like all the dems think we need to defeat trump!
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    Did Rapinoe, like, run over your dog or something? Geezus, we get it already.
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    I think getting back to our antitrust roots will help a lot. This never seems to get too much traction amongst politicians...probably because they take large sums of money from lobbyists who bid on the behalf of large corporations. But at least the talk is starting to surface a bit more with the monster tech dominance. There's been some good stuff in the academic literature on how monopolies in less dynamic economic areas of the country have suppressed wages in the 20% range. Its not the only issue but it definitely a significant one. Competition is a win-win...better product/services and better wages. It wouldn't surprise me if unions make somewhat of a comeback too. They have been talked about more in the past year than I can remember in recent times. They have their pros and cons of course.
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    Islamic related terrorism at the levels we have seen since 9/11 is a recent phenomenon and has more to do with conflict and war in Muslim majority countries than the religion of Islam. https://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/ Between 1970 and 2012 only around 10% of terrorist attacks globally were carried out by Islamic extremists and the vast majority of the attacks taking place today are occurring in a handful of Muslim majority countries that are in a state of conflict. In North America and Western Europe, greater than 90% of terror attacks in the past decade or so have been carried out by right-wingers, white nationalists, or those with anti-Muslim or anti-Jewish agendas, therefore; to say that 99% of global terrorism doesn't originate from those demographics is laughable.
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    It's hilarious that you liked it. All you do is use everyone's personal shit against them lol. I also saw your bs post lying about why you were suspended earlier. Have a good weekend Phin.
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    It's all very psycopsychological.
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    The fact he cannot fathom a recession tells me how naive he really is. Or more likely, that he's mostly just a troll who lies about his financial acumen and accomplishments.
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    I am a big fan of how decades ago we impeached a president for perjury about a blow job, yet we are shrugging over perjury about hush money payments to a porn star. stay hypocritical republicans
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    Dude.... Vegas knows. There is a lot of money on the line. Trust me those odds are very good indicators. Those odds he likes to post are pretty much the pulse of where things stand currently.
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    To be fair she said half If anything shes been proven to be too low in her estimation
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    My brother went to Cuba for a study abroad trip last winter, and while it was interesting in some ways, the severe lack of freedom in that country gave him a renewed appreciation of America. When the government owns the means of production throughout most of the economy (supposedly on behalf of workers), then it practically cripples the ability to do a lot of things we take for granted. In more severe cases, socialism can lead to mass starvation and death. As ORH explained, countries like Sweden aren't really socialist, they just have a very large welfare state with high taxes, but also are less regulated than the US in many ways. I think many progressives who call themselves socialist would be happy with that, but some of the more zealous socialists wish to try to make us more like Cuba, which would understandably be repulsive to most Americans.
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    nah, anyone who freely calls women bitches all the time is a sexist.
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    It helps to train for sure but the big difference between a tactical range and a real situation is that on the range you know no one is shooting back. It's an entirely different level of stress in a real life or death situation. You can actually feel your own heart beating.
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    Imagine being this mad over a sports person than the president who has behaved worse
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    He doesn't do anything out of the goodness of his kidney
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    What the hell is this gibberish?
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    Maybe you should be suspended until you reply to this, instead of running away squealing like a wounded pig. Or maybe A Clockwork Orange eye clamp could be set up.
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    Damn, I can't even see the old goal posts from here.
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    Under Trump: North Korea has given up zero nukes and allowed zero inspections of its facilities. There has literally been no verifiable progress whatsoever on reigning in North Korea’s nuclear weapons or ballistic missile programs. There have been multiple photo-op meetings between Trump and Kim that NK State media uses for Its propaganda...a narrative of a strong nuclear armed Kim regime has used its capabilities as leverage to bring a US President to them. There has also been a decision by Trump to cancel US/ROK military exercises, a goal long sought by North Korea.
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    There is none as long as the government keeps guaranteeing the loans. The colleges get paid no matter what and it's the government's problem to chase down the delinquent bills. It's a great way to inflate prices since there's literally zero risk for the colleges.
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    I think you're forgetting that access to "the american dream" is tilted in favour of some right off the bat. Honestly the whole concept of it is based in the 1950s and that sounds about white.
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    Damn. That is twice as much than the 1.21 Gigawatts required to activate the flux capacitor and break the time barrier.
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    It's time to face the fact: we live in a country where innocent people are being held in concentration camps. Enough with the euphemisms. It's the fucking truth.
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    Using the ignore list to ensure you only ever get viewpoints that agree with your delicate sensibilities is strictly a liberal thing here. Tons of weak and weepy types.
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    This place has been great without her.
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    Trump tweets racist stuff Reaction by his supporters here: Forky makes a post:
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    He hasn't done anything to inspire confidence. He's in defense mode already. He will definitely have to change his tactics going forward.
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    My god what a gift from god last night. Biden was destroyed.
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    my back porch view for the next 5 days. Time to recharge the batteries
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    the GOP would fuck and kill their own mothers to get what they want