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Old 27th Dec 2018, 01:16
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Originally Posted by Hempy View Post
Trump supporters: ‘Economy strong, stock market in great shape, job growth. So much winning thanks to Trump’.

Also Trump supporters: ‘The pending recession, stock market freefall and lower employment levels are all part of the economic cycle, nothing to do with Trump’.
What utter tosh, Hempy.
What ever is a “pending recession”?
If Trump was responsible for tbe freefall, does he get credit for today’s 1050 point rise?
What “lower employment levels” are you referring to.

Sometimes you just fling sh1t at the wall to see what sticks. Stay with outrage over soldiers getting their MAGA hats signed by DJT.
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 07:32
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Originally Posted by obgraham View Post

What utter tosh, Hempy.
What ever is a “pending recession”?
If Trump was responsible for tbe freefall, does he get credit for today’s 1050 point rise?
What “lower employment levels” are you referring to.

Sometimes you just fling sh1t at the wall to see what sticks. Stay with outrage over soldiers getting their MAGA hats signed by DJT.
Ah, this might help regarding your question about the meaning of pending.....and thereafter the consequences for the population of the USA. If it's any consolation, the UK is also pending the same event....ours should arrive, marginally, just before yours however.


https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dic...nglish/pending
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 10:02
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Trump, the 10%-Man, or was it 2.6?
Whatever, close enough.
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 11:12
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The news channels seem to be spending far more time on his trip to Iraq than he spent in Iraq.
I didn't see Melania in her "Up Yours IsIs" jacket.
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 11:33
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
The news channels seem to be spending far more time on his trip to Iraq than he spent in Iraq.
I didn't see Melania in her "Up Yours IsIs" jacket.
At least he managed to make it.
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 16:43
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Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
Trump, the 10%-Man, or was it 2.6?
Whatever, close enough.
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I'd take 10%. It's taken me years to top up to this amount.
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 17:03
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He managed to make it because of the extraordinary measures taken by Trump to avoid detection:
Mr Trump was apparently very happy, regaling reporters with tales of how they had travelled with the windows closed and lights off so as not to attract any attention
Shame he hadn't noticed the stand out paint job. He failed to sneak across the UK though:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-46693916

Is he actually in touch with reality or is telling lies just a quirk of his DNA:
The president also announced that he had secured a sizable pay increase for troops.Some of his advisers had suggested 2, 3 or 4%, he said, adding that he had made clear that this was not enough: "I said: 'No. Make it 10%. Make it more than 10%.' Because it's been a long time, it's been more than 10 years."
The facts are slightly different:
But as a number of US commentators noted, armed forces personnel have in fact received a pay rise in each of the past 10 years.
The increase for 2019, approved by Congress and signed by the president in August, will be 2.6%.
It is the largest rise for troops since 2010, but not significantly more than last year's 2.4%.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46694206
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 18:30
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Muppet!!

https://www.ft.com/content/60bb9ddc-...0-30ea79c2a1d0
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 18:35
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Originally Posted by Hempy View Post


lol you say that like you are implying there is or was an alternative. I thought Trump was the alternative..that’s gone well
Trump has merely brought a sliver of the corruption and backroom dealing to light. And yes, there is an alternative Hempy, instead of folks banging on keyboards like deranged monkeys trying to release the bananas, how about trying to educate folks that the system is broken, doesn’t matter how many times you pound out Trump is this, that and the other, the underlying fault is not his, nor any of his predecessors.

Congress makes the law (yeah right)

Congress appropriates the money (yes they do)

Congress approves the programs (ones they are paid for)

Who elects the members of of Congress (the money)

Who votes for them, we do

No amount of badmouthing Trump or any other President changes that.

But you knew that already.

Aint never going to change, and they like it that way.
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 19:34
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fitlt,
So next time you pay local, state, federal taxes along with union dues, utilities, gas, all the staples you need to survive, pat yourself on the back, we all voted them in.
The next generation of legislators bound for DC are in training as we write:
Ohio legislators will get a pay raise after all.
The Ohio General Assembly voted Thursday morning to overturn Gov. John Kasich's veto of pay raises for elected officials. The Senate voted 25-6 and the House 70-16.
The pay increases were attached to death benefit increases for slain public safety officers, prompting Kasich to label it “a grubby money bill.”
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 04:37
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Originally Posted by fltlt View Post
And yes, there is an alternative
Originally Posted by fltlt View Post
Aint never going to change
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 05:46
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Well that's one way of getting the troops home, albeit just a few, because presumably by now they will have been plonked inside a C-17 and are back in California ....thanks entirely to the vanity of ?..........

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...visit-revealed
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 08:09
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The item refers to the seal teams having blurred faces. When I was in, mates serving with the SAS also had blurred faces. But this was due mainly to the amount of "medicine" being swallowed in Hereford!
And may I take this opportunity to ask where this awful term "fatigues" came from? It was variously called uniform or kit when I was in. Doesn't the term "fatigue" refer to something making you tired?
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 09:53
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I think it has to do with fatigues being loose or sloppy (for comfort and ease of movement) and thus appearing to be made of "fatigued" or worn-out cloth, compared to razor-creased formal-dress uniforms, or the medium-formal, suit-and-tie "service dress" uniforms.

The term dates back to at least WW2.
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 11:45
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 13:19
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Paradoxically, the only people who even bother wasting a moments thought on Hillary Clinton anymore are RWNJs.
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 15:20
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Originally Posted by Hempy View Post
Paradoxically, the only people who even bother wasting a moments thought on Hillary Clinton anymore are RWNJs.
Yet, here you are waisting a moment on it.
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 23:30
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WC,
Yet, here you are waisting a moment on it.
Noting what a stickler you have always been on the usage of words and their meanings, please explain the use of "waisting" in your quote. Would that be California slang?
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 00:12
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
Yet, here you are waisting a moment on it.
I imagine he's pointing out a fact. You bit, waisting time again.
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Old 29th Dec 2018, 01:00
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Originally Posted by Turbine D View Post
WC,

Noting what a stickler you have always been on the usage of words and their meanings, please explain the use of "waisting" in your quote. Would that be California slang?
TD, I think you're confusing me with Chuks, the resident spelling/grammar nazi. I could hide behind saying it was as Toad suggests but it was simply a typo.

Does that give you some highground?

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