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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 13:26
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Living in a County that One has to set One's Watch back 50 Years upon crossing the County Line into this lovely rural small minded and backward place....our "Dispatch" newspaper, the one run by Democrats and not the one run by the RINO State Senator down in the southern most small town.....lives up to the description the writer lays out.
Unfortunately the Hillbilly Rednecked view from 30 years ago has Passed You By. The fact is that whilst Hillary may have some skeletons (or Not) in the Closet, she's still more Statesmanlike than the Ridiculous GOP nominee. Trump is an embarrassment to an already Embarrassed Nation.

Still, from Thousands of Miles away, the humorist in me almost wants you to Vote Trump into the White House. If it wasn't for The Consequences facing the Rest ofthe World it would be Worth the Laugh.


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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 13:34
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Nothing to see here Folks....move along!

When they said they needed to "Get Something for the Deal...(or words to that effect) were they talking about stuffing some Dosh into their Underwear or into the Government Coffers?
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 15:06
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I see the RNC lovers across the pond have responded to every post but the one regarding the laughable statement from Trumps Spokesperson regarding ROE, Obama and Capt Khan.

You really can't believe that these guys are being taken seriously......but oh, yes you can.

Suck it up buttercups and believe everything you hear, as long as it fits the political subjectivity.

I seriously hope that Trump gets in, for the hilarity, apart from the fact that his policies would have a direct impact on my life. He almost makes Bush look statesman like.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 16:40
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Hillary could be elected tomorrow and you'd bitch about it.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 20:34
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The $400M was Iran's own money returned to them for a suspended arms deal in 79. Unlike Cheeto Hitler the US lives up to agreements.

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 20:43
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The USA lives up to its Agreements?

Really!:roll eyes:

Don't be trying to sell that Wampum to the American Indian!
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 20:54
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The agreement was release of funds for release of hostages.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 21:07
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No it was part of the nuke agreement. Anyway it always was their money. I think we got the Kidd class destroyers. Good deal.

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 21:31
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None so blind as those who will not see!

If that was so....why did the Obama Spokesman....the wee callow fellow known for his absolutely scrupulous adherence to the Truth....Josh Ernest....not just say that then?

Why would he concoct the Fairy Tale he did to explain it?

Knowing of course the Obama Administration in the person of Earnest...would tell a Lie when then Truth would sound better!
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 02:09
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It was in CASH, untraceable and likely to show in some unsavory places--North Korea who us aiding the Iranian nuke program or in Syria or Iraq where Iran is aiding Shia.

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Old 4th Aug 2016, 02:16
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If it was supposed to be under-the-table why do we give a ***

Is it because it was leaked by some idiot or because the US also does business under the table so that some others don't try to double the negotiations?

you can't have it both ways folks, it's like handshake bribery which continues to work over and over if one deals from strength in what your trading.
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 02:51
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I sure hope they recorded all the Serial Numbers....as the CIA printed the Bills!

Surely they did not actually do a currency exchange!

Who did they use and what rate did they get?





Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
If it was supposed to be under-the-table why do we give a ***

Is it because it was leaked by some idiot or because the US also does business under the table so that some others don't try to double the negotiations?

you can't have it both ways folks, it's like handshake bribery which continues to work over and over if one deals from strength in what your trading.
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 03:14
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I fail to see the intrigue. Back in the (good ole) days of the Shah, Iran bought some military gear. Revolution and hostage crisis ensued, money was held, we paid back with interest - about $6 billion less than what the Iranians demanded, I might add, as was negotiated in the nuclear deal. Cash was used as it was still illegal at the time to do otherwise under US Treasury and International rules. The repayment has been years in the making.

The linked article, by the way, was written by the same feckless moron that claims speculators do not drive commodity prices up and the 2008 meltdown was unrelated to lack of regulation. Another paid 'researcher' for the finaglers and perpetuator of lies.

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Old 4th Aug 2016, 03:27
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Well, I guess you don't understand speculators role in markets, then. Economic idiocy knows no bounds, apparently. And no the 2008 "meltdown" was't due to lack to regulation. Prirrong is one of the world's most widely credited and respected professors on markets, especially commodities markets.

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Old 4th Aug 2016, 03:34
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Meanwhile, lies, lies, and more lies from Fox News and the like...

Fox News' Tucker Carlson: "The truth remains that the administration did not reveal this to the public"

Fox News' Steve Dukey: "We didn’t know about this!"

Rush Limpbowels: "We have learned that Barack Hussein Obama secretly paid $400 million to the Iranians for the release of four American-Iranian hostages."
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 03:36
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Prirrong is one of the world's most widely credited (and well paid) and respected professors (if you happen to be for deregulation) on markets, especially commodities markets.
Indeed. Parenthetical additions are mine - so as to not disturb your pristine quote world, GF. Funny, too, your tactic of directing an attack against me when we disagree on something. Kindly play the ball. The 'professor' is a market shill and distorts the truth on a regular basis.

The great majority of economists around the world agree upon the causes of the meltdown. The few who touted deregulation, in an uncharacteristic gesture, wisely hid themselves in their dim corners for a fair bit afterwards.

Energy speculation is proven to be a cause of high oil prices. Everyone but the traders themselves and their shills know this. It's kind of like how the CEOs of big tobacco were the last people on earth to realize their products caused cancer or were addictive as witnessed by the world during their 'expert' testimony in front of Congress.

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Old 4th Aug 2016, 03:49
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
I sure hope they recorded all the Serial Numbers....as the CIA printed the Bills!
The CIA prints Euros and Swiss Francs? I know for a fact that the Department of the Treasury prints all US bills. The CIA doesn't need to print money, they only have to put in a requisition form unless dealing with drug lords, then they are known to have a halfway decent printing press - this of course before the advent of the new money with the thread insert, watermark, and color shifting ink.
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 03:53
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I happen to be for deregulation, it's a feature of libertarianism. Pirrong is, indeed, a market shill, he shills for free markets. If speculators cause high energy prices, how do you explain the crash in oil over the last year?

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Old 4th Aug 2016, 04:02
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Free markets and free speech. Free speech does not include the 'right' to scream 'fire' in the proverbial crowded movie theater. The best free markets are those saddled with a bit of smart regulation, otherwise we have casinos, fed by short-sighted, unfettered greed wrecking world economies when the pinheads betted black, but the wheel stopped on red.
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Old 4th Aug 2016, 06:02
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Worried about a Trump Presidency? Although unlikely the bloward cheeto-Hitler (thanks Sultan for that one) will succeed in beating Clinton this fall, the DOD has our backs, just in case.



Here at the Department of Defense, we must prepare for all contingencies. And though current data indicates that he is behind in the polls, we must be thoroughly equipped to handle the reality of a Donald Trump presidency.

Our intel indicates that Mr. Trump will find himself quite unable to refrain from hitting a large red shiny button to which he constitutionally has the right to press. Furthermore, the fact that all rational staffers, media members, and citizens will be actively pleading with him not to press the button will, in all likelihood, make the pressing of that sweet, sweet, round button all the more tantalizing.

As such, we have placed several hundred decoy buttons all over the White House, thereby affording Mr. Trump the satisfaction of pressing them to his heart’s content. Meanwhile, the real button, which launches actual nuclear weapons with the ability to level entire cities, will be held at a location to which Mr. Trump would never go. (It’s nailed to a tree at a public golf course.)

I have a three-year old daughter. To keep her occupied on long car rides, I gave her a toy steering wheel that lets her think she’s driving. It’s harmless fun, and she seems to really enjoy it. We believe the same principle will apply to the simple and cost-effective Operation: Decoy Button, which should keep Mr. Trump busy for the length of at least his first term in office.

Look, America, the D.O.D. understands better than anyone the importance of maintaining a fully-operational nuclear arsenal. We simply view a nuclear attack of any magnitude to be an absolute last resort, and not a plaything about which a sitting president should express frustration that he cannot use.


Hempy's linked video of comedian Jefferies is brilliant!

On Trump getting elected: "There's a little bit of me that thinks Fack it! Let's do it and see how facking crazy sh!te can get" One wonders if this is indeed how many of Trump's actual supporters actually think.

On a typical Trump voter: "He says little simple sh!te that means nothing, and then facking dummies, right... If you've ever said, 'I like him because he's a straight talker', you're as dumb as shite!... Just because someone says something simple that you understand, doesn't mean they're a straight talker... 'I'm gonna make America great again', and you're like 'I got every word in that sentence!' "

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