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#3764249 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted GOCUBSGO on 13 December 2017 - 09:22 PM

I would like to file a missing persons report on Balloon Guy.

#3762659 Random News Observations

Posted FCP Bob on 29 October 2017 - 06:40 AM

View Postscuudagouch, on 28 October 2017 - 08:35 AM, said:

Having a nice slow Saturday morning this weekend...can't help but notice the Clinton Security teams aka the fake news are in a full lather! God I love when the delusional get upset. It is staggering the length they will go to cover up! It is amazing they can continue to broadcast this as truth in reporting - wait oh yea they gave that up long ago. Carry on.

I know you don't believe in facts but posting this for others about Uranium One and the reality.

And yes we know that some shareholders in the Canadian company gave a lot of money to the Clinton Foundation but that is meaningless since you know Sec Clinton had only a very minor part in the US not having a problem with the shares of a Canadian mining conglomorate that happened to have as a small part of it's company some relatively small US uranium mines.

Opinion: Trump spreads more fake news on Hillary’s ‘uranium deal’

The U.S. is a bit player in the worldwide market for the radioactive metal.

President Trump, there’s a very good reason Congress isn’t investigating Hillary Clinton’s “big uranium deal” with Russia.

It’s because the story is absolute crap — as you well know.

• No, Hillary Clinton didn’t “sell America’s uranium.” She didn’t own it, or control it, and never had. This entire accusation is a farce.

In 2010 the stockholders of a Canadian mining company, Uranium One, accepted a bid from the Russian nuclear-energy agency, Rosatom, for a majority of their shares. They cashed out.

Uranium One was a worldwide producer. Among its assets were some U.S. uranium mines.

The decision was taken by pension-fund managers, other institutional investors and private investors from Canada, the U.S., Europe and elsewhere.

The deal had previously been approved by company management and independent directors on the board.

This is what’s known as “private property,” “commerce” and “capitalism.” Trump should read up on it.

The burden of proof for a U.S. government official to intervene in a Canadian stock-market transaction would have to be pretty high.

• No, Hillary didn’t “approve” the sale, either. She was just one of 14 — count ’em, 14 — people who sat on a U.S. government committee that might, in theory, have intervened but didn’t.

The others on the committee included the secretaries of the Treasury, homeland security, energy and defense; the White House budget director; the attorney general; and the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

So, as far as we know, none of them said peep.

The committee could have intervened if it thought the deal threatened U.S. national security.

Others who could also have intervened in the deal, but saw no reason to, included the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and regulators in Canada and elsewhere.

• There is a very good reason none of those people or organizations tried to halt the deal. It wasn’t controversial. And if it weren’t for Trump’s cynical demagoguery, it wouldn’t be now.

America is a bit player in worldwide uranium production, and the amount involved was about half a percent — yes, really — of global supply.

Furthermore, uranium has been a drag on the international markets for years. There’s too much of it around. Miners are giving it away for less than it costs to dig up. There was no reason to think of it as an especially precious resource.

In 2010, when Russia agreed to this deal, the price of uranium had already fallen by 75% in three years. And since then it’s halved again. (But uranium prices have perked up a bit since Trump’s election. Long-suffering investors are hoping he’ll approve more nuclear reactors and buy lots more warheads. It’s another reason Vladimir Putin has reason to be so pleased with his protégé.)

• Finally, it’s worth remembering that this entire “story” was whipped up like a meringue by Peter Schweizer, a far-right hack at Breitbart. And, like a meringue, it’s almost all air.

#3761997 Pittsburgh Penguins Thread

Posted iBeaver on 10 October 2017 - 03:15 PM

View Postserge, on 10 October 2017 - 03:04 PM, said:

So you avoid all situations where you dont deal with people that you dont agree with politically or otherwise? Thats a really tough way to go thru life in my opinion..

Lol says the guy who took his ball and went home because he had disagreements with people here on politics and otherwise. Well I guess you speak from experience.

#3761251 Random News Observations

Posted GOCUBSGO on 15 September 2017 - 12:53 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 15 September 2017 - 12:08 PM, said:


The objection of a middle aged white male with strong conservative viewpoints has been noted.

#3758219 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted Scrim on 25 May 2017 - 12:11 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 24 May 2017 - 02:34 AM, said:

Louise Burke‏
The Pope has met Donald Trump... Think this AP picture just about sums it up
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Melania truly hates him.
She didn't sign up for this bullshuit. Her only commitment was to bear him a late-in-life autistic child and serve as most favored concubine for the remainder of his days while living that trophy wife life. This whole ultra high-profile public figure shit, you can see the disgust she has for him.

I wonder what the book is on them getting divorced while he's in office. He's known to be an absolute savage with the prenups (ask Marla Maples) so she isn't getting shit out of that beyond alimony and money to raise Baron, but could you imagine how much money she could make if she turned coat on him and went to the other side?

Her tell-all would sell 10,000,000 copies.

#3757801 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted FCP Bob on 15 May 2017 - 05:18 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on 15 May 2017 - 04:46 PM, said:

Already disproven, by the only named source in the story.

Of course McMasters could be a Russian agent.....

I've had it.

He did not Fucking dispute the story

He made a statement about things that weren't in the Fucking story which means he confirmed the fucking story.

Jesus Jumping Jimmeny Christ

#3757362 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted GOCUBSGO on 07 May 2017 - 08:07 PM

Republicans: We couldn't possibly be any more delusional

BG: Hold my beer.

#3756881 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted FCP Bob on 25 April 2017 - 07:19 AM

View PostScrim, on 25 April 2017 - 06:57 AM, said:

Trump to impose tariff on product-dumping Canadians criminally manipulating market with illegal softwood lumber.

softwood lumber has been a long time issue between Canada and the US and isn't something new with Trump.

The issue is basically that most trees in Canada are on publicly owned Crown land and the lumber companies pay the Canadian government to log on those lands. The US says that the Canadian government doesn't charge enough to those companies and that represents an unfair subsidy from the government. Historically the US imposes tariffs prompted from complaints from the US lumber producers. Canada appeals the tariffs to the tribunals set up in our trade agreements and Canada almost always wins. In the mean time lumber prices in the US are higher than they otherwise would be and the prices to build a house in the US is thousands of dollars higher than it needs to be.

Winners - US Lumber Producers

Losers - Canadian Lumber Producers
- Everybody else in the United States since houses and other lumber products become much more expensive than they need to be.

#3756681 Official Toronto Maple Leafs Thread

Posted mrdannyg on 19 April 2017 - 03:21 PM


#3755147 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted GOCUBSGO on 15 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

is the delusional right wing nutjob forum poster who spins everything to fit his narrative a choice?

#3752484 Off Topic, Kinda.....

Posted gruven on 30 January 2017 - 06:47 PM

View Postmrdannyg, on 30 January 2017 - 06:43 PM, said:

Shocker, it was a white supremacist, just like the huge majority of terrorist attacks in North America.
now watch how quickly the far right commentary changes from 'terrorist radical' to 'see, mass murders happen in Canada even with their strict gun laws'

#3752540 Official Alt-Right Neo Nazi Thread

Posted Dubey on 31 January 2017 - 12:06 PM


BG just reacted with indignation in defending an imaginary grandmother in an imaginary anecdote, then did his straw-man thing and went of on a rant about liberals that bears only passing resemblance to the topic at hand.

Well done. You continue to outdo yourself.

#3752373 Us Politics For Betting (Not Talking About Politics)

Posted mrdannyg on 28 January 2017 - 12:14 PM

View PostiBeaver, on 09 January 2017 - 06:01 PM, said:

You know he's gone right? You're talking to air. He could dish it out but ran when people stopped pussy footing around him and fired back.

Yeah, just caught up to that part. Oh well, funny how it's right-wingers who complain about safe spaces and being snowflakes and are no different themselves.

#3752150 The Trump Presidency Thread

Posted FCP Bob on 21 January 2017 - 12:20 PM

Somebody else said this but "American Carnage" is going to make a great title on a book about Trump's Presidency

#3751186 Us Politics For Betting (Not Talking About Politics)

Posted FCP Bob on 21 December 2016 - 01:27 PM

View PostiBeaver, on 21 December 2016 - 01:17 PM, said:

The two Trump supporters I knew in RL are quiet now. Days after the election they playfully rubbed it in. Now dead silence. They refuse to talk about it.

How's it feel to be so easily conned serge?

no need to personalize it IMO

I think Trump has put in place enough hard core right wingers that many of his supporters won't mind that he's a scumbag and grifter and proving it at every turn since they are convinced that Hillary is the same or worse.

Also have to remember that a lot of his supporters either don't watch accurate news or don't trust it so they just believe the lies.

All Paul Ryan cares about is tax cuts for the rich and taking money from poor people and Trump is going to do those things.