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#301 Scrim

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:31 PM

The scariest-smart man on earth right now is an American-educated Scotsman by the name of Mark Blyth.
https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Mark_Blyth

Watch this if nothing else.

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There is nothing he does not nail.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:10 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 10 February 2017 - 04:04 PM, said:

showing that the management skills he has from running a pretty simple family business

lol


Edit: I just read Scram's post right after this. I would say it does a pretty good job of explaining the reasoning behind my laughter.

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:48 AM

Shocking I know but the Trump organization is far more simple to run than the US Government. Before you manage something you have to understand it and Trump has shown he didn't know how the government works before he was elected and since he doesn't read anything longer than a one page memo his learning curve is going to be a very very long one.

Remember that most "Trump" properties are simple licensing deals that are not owned or managed by Trump. They use his name for marketing purposes.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:17 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 11 February 2017 - 03:48 AM, said:

Shocking I know but the Trump organization is far more simple to run than the US Government.

I see. So Obama had a background as a community organizer, which you feel qualifies him? Or would his bona-fides to run the US government be his couple years as a senator, which are assuredly more 'complex' than running a massive multi-national enterprise consisting of a shitload of layers and numerous interests.

You're flat wrong on this one, Roberto.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:45 PM

View PostScrim, on 11 February 2017 - 01:17 PM, said:

I see. So Obama had a background as a community organizer, which you feel qualifies him? Or would his bona-fides to run the US government be his couple years as a senator, which are assuredly more 'complex' than running a massive multi-national enterprise consisting of a shitload of layers and numerous interests.

You're flat wrong on this one, Roberto.

Obama's experience as a Constituional Law Professor, a State Senator and then a U.S. Senator made him understand how the government works far better than Trump's experience running a private real estate company, being a reality TV personality and bankrupting the only public company he ever ran.

Obama is a smart person who understood what he didn't know and surrounded himself with people with experience in government. Trump is Trump.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 02:46 PM

View PostScrim, on 11 February 2017 - 01:17 PM, said:

... which are assuredly more 'complex' than running a massive multi-national enterprise consisting of a shitload of layers and numerous interests.


And the fact that Trump has declared bankruptcy 6 times should disqualify him from being considered a businessman.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:25 PM

View PostFenxis, on 11 February 2017 - 02:46 PM, said:

And the fact that Trump has declared bankruptcy 6 times should disqualify him from being considered a businessman.

When you operate- literally- hundreds of entities and business vehicles, a failure rate of 6 means dick shit.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:27 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 11 February 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

Obama's experience as a Constituional Law Professor, a State Senator and then a U.S. Senator made him understand how the government works far better than Trump's experience running a private real estate company, being a reality TV personality and bankrupting the only public company he ever ran.

Obama is a smart person who understood what he didn't know and surrounded himself with people with experience in government. Trump is Trump.

OK, so he was an academic, an Illinois state senator and then a state senator and you think that gives him better insight into executive authority than an actual chief executive?

Bearing in mind I think he goes down as a great president, if anything, he was an example of how people from outside the typical government hierarchy will probably make better chief executives than those who are beltway "next-in-line's" ala McCain, Kerry, or Hillary Clinton.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 07:47 PM

Pretty standard conventional wisdom that Senators make bad presidents, Governors make good ones.

But I do love how the narrative of the left has become one of " We all know all the requirements of the job of President, and we also all know how Trump thinks and feels, therefore we know Trump is not qualified to be President"

So Trump, who runs a couple little hotels, a business interest here or there, ( but some of them are just licensing agreements, which are like baby stuff to draw up those ) has not learned the skills needed for a job...that you guys, who have 1/1,000th of the experience in Government workings are intimately aware of?


Do you not understand how arrogant and pitiful your pearl clutching has become? And how completely devoid of basic common sense?


Especially having you say them WHILE Trump is kicking butt in office?

It really stems from believing what you did about Bush as well. You disqualified him by saying he was dumb, that Cheney really was running things, all while ignoring his degrees from Harvard and Yale, and every person who interviewed him talked about how converse he was without notes or teleprompters.

To you, a good President speaks well, gives a good speech, and is a good campaigner. Both Obama and Clinton fit those descriptions perfectly. Since Trump and Bush have idiosyncrasies you find boorish, you therefore infer they are incompetent.

It's why you lost this election,most of the governorships, most of the state houses and are about to lose the SC. And you are honestly laying your heads down proudly convinced you understand so much better than those deplorable people clinging bitterly to their guns and Bibles.

The next few years are not going to bee kind to the collective hive mindset of the left.

Then violence will be your reaction, tantrums of a childish mind unable to accept that there are adults here now, to make the world better.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 08:09 PM

View PostScrim, on 10 February 2017 - 10:31 PM, said:

The scariest-smart man on earth right now is an American-educated Scotsman by the name of Mark Blyth.
https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Mark_Blyth

Watch this if nothing else.

https://www.youtube....h?v=vSS4GCA__As

There is nothing he does not nail.

I read an article he had in Salon where he discussed lowering the debt instead of growing the economy to make the size of the debt less relevant.

Although I grant that I am not in agreement, it is more because of my distrust that a larger debt always equals a larger government, and that is the problem.

The book The History of The Dollar did a great job of explaining how the high interest rates imposed by Volker under Carter were probably the real reason Reagan enjoyed such a robust growth cycle, not the cutting of taxes.

But there is also the philosophical discussion on the confiscation of wealth by government vs the size of government being controlled that makes it less of a cut and dried hard truth.


I guess I'm saying I find economist to be really good about explaining the past in a manner that gives them the illusion of being right about their theories, and really bad at predicting the future.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:57 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on 11 February 2017 - 07:47 PM, said:

It's why you lost this election,most of the governorships, most of the state houses and are about to lose the SC. And you are honestly laying your heads down proudly convinced you understand so much better than those deplorable people clinging bitterly to their guns and Bibles.


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One thing that has amusingly emerged from the left is seeing how the party of 'the people' is so awfully quick to cite 'the dangers of populism' when they get their asses kicked.

When they win, it's proof that pure democracy is the answer.
When they lose, it's 'dangerous right wing populism'.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:06 PM

No better illustration than their outcry when Trump wouldn't say he would accept defeat, then crying that the election was stolen from them.

Or their willingness to support a man accused of multiple rapes because he was pro-abortion, while having a woman's protest march where they cried because Trump said a truthism; that many women lay down for rich men at the drop of a bank account number.

Now its violence against a man for wearing a Trump hat is okay, but no women is 'asking for it' by the clothes she wears.

Feminist against islamaphobia?

Gays for Muslim immigration?

I don't listen much to Michael Savage, but his book titled; Liberalism is a Mental Disorder seems apropos.
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 06:13 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on 11 February 2017 - 10:06 PM, said:

Now its violence against a man for wearing a Trump hat is okay, but no women is 'asking for it' by the clothes she wears.

huh. i never thought of it like that before. great point, smart person.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:59 PM

View PostScrim, on 11 February 2017 - 03:25 PM, said:

When you operate- literally- hundreds of entities and business vehicles, a failure rate of 6 means dick shit.

It's shocking how many people online say this.

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:12 PM

View Postloogie, on 12 February 2017 - 06:13 AM, said:

huh. i never thought of it like that before. great point, smart person.

I think I need to hear you say this audibly to know what you mean.

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

View PostEssay21, on 25 February 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:25 PM

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:06 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 12 February 2017 - 08:12 PM, said:

I think I need to hear you say this audibly to know what you mean.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

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