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KarmaKarma

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Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 12:32pm

Meanwhile today, a NY Post bombshell detonates & exposes without doubt the Hunter Biden / Joe Biden Burisma scandal.  And Facebook & Twitter take an active  response to suppress the story from being posted or linked.

Joe will eventually be toast, and right after Trump's reelection, you can bet a billion Trump Bucks that s230 protections will be removed.  Facebook and Twitter crossed the line big time today.  There is no retreat now.  They are fucked.



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Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 12:08pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 westslope wrote:
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Well, I do have some cash set aside to buy stocks and corporate bonds as they plunge down.  Would it not be a great final act for the Trump regime to send global financial markets into the toilet?  If the objective is "Greatness", why not be known as America's great wealth destroyer?
 

The day before it was announced he had COVID, by chance, I moved my retirement funds into bonds and international investments, just in preparation for the election. I lost some when he was elected, since I had put some into a triple inverse index fund, figuring the market was gonna crash when he was elected. And, rather than sell as the market continuously rose and my investment plummeted, I kept telling the wife that it would be OK and turn around. After a while I just gave up and took the loss and the glares from her.

This time - staying in the incredibly stable world, not gambling on anything at this point, and preparing for thermonuclear warfare no matter the results. Wife is asking me if we should buy guns. Maybe.
 
I would start with baby monitors around your abode.  Cheap effective security.  Then knives and mace.  They are much easier to use at close range than a gun. 

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The problem with global financial markets is that they are all positively correlated to some extent, particularly in the short-term.

FWIW, I am short oil because the EU and the USA — the world's largest economies — have yet to get on top of the corona virus pandemic.  Most emerging economies are faring worse. 

I own a little bit of exposure to precious metals but would quickly add that by the second half of 2021, the global economy could be recovering and a lot of cyclical stocks that are currently in the dumps could shine.

I am looking to short Tesla because the valuations are so ridiculously uber expensive, and overall, energy prices have dropped.   Given the fiscal situation, I would be more than surprised if a Democratic presidency increased subsidies for electric vehicles.  

Telecoms remain popular and I wish I had more.  

One thing is for certain, borrowing rates will likely stay very low for a few more years.   But not forever.  Be careful reaching for yield.  

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Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 10:30am



 westslope wrote:


 rgio wrote:

 
Well, I do have some cash set aside to buy stocks and corporate bonds as they plunge down.  Would it not be a great final act for the Trump regime to send global financial markets into the toilet?  If the objective is "Greatness", why not be known as America's great wealth destroyer?
 

The day before it was announced he had COVID, by chance, I moved my retirement funds into bonds and international investments, just in preparation for the election. I lost some when he was elected, since I had put some into a triple inverse index fund, figuring the market was gonna crash when he was elected. And, rather than sell as the market continuously rose and my investment plummeted, I kept telling the wife that it would be OK and turn around. After a while I just gave up and took the loss and the glares from her.

This time - staying in the incredibly stable world, not gambling on anything at this point, and preparing for thermonuclear warfare no matter the results. Wife is asking me if we should buy guns. Maybe.
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Posted: Oct 14, 2020 - 8:16am



 rgio wrote:


 westslope wrote:
We are organizing an Election Watch dinner party chez nous for the evening of 03 November 2020.     There will be enough alcohol on hand so that if Trump is re-elected, we can all get blinding, stumbling, stupid, brain cell destroying drunk........
 

The results will likely be weeks,  followed by lawsuits and the non-stop claims of fraud, with statements about not leaving office until he can get to the bottom of what the American people really wanted.

Stock up accordingly, and maybe check your vital organs before the election result binge-drinking you're going to need in November and December.
 
Well, I do have some cash set aside to buy stocks and corporate bonds as they plunge down.  Would it not be a great final act for the Trump regime to send global financial markets into the toilet?  If the objective is "Greatness", why not be known as America's great wealth destroyer?

Hmmm...... maybe we should stock up on booze in advance in case booze becomes as popular as toilet paper was in the spring.


On an optimistic note....  the preliminary results and projected popular vote will be so massively against Trump and many Trump Republican representatives and Senators that any delays will be perceived as a hopeless Hail Mary pass.  

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Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 8:34pm




A cut cable causes Virginia voter website to crash on final day of registration for election

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Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 12:25pm



 kurtster wrote:
you got the first four ones.. 
 

Thanks for replying to this Kurtster. One of the more cogent things you've written here over the years. I understand where you are coming from but I still think you are getting played. Trump has not drained the swamp in the slightest. His posturing on the wall and immigration is IMHO just tossing tidbits to his fanbase. I doubt that there has been much material change in the underlying situation, which is and will remain structural and won't go away by tarting up the country with a bit of border cosmetics. As for deregulation, I cannot fathom why you would want to toss out some really good bits of legislation but then you and I have a polar opposite view of the role of government legislation.
I can't say anything about Obamacare as I am not familiar with the US system, which sounds like a can of worms no matter who you talk to.

What I really can't get my head around is the outright antipathy towards the state's system of checks and balances. The blatant use of misinformation as though facts no longer matter. The disregard for the spirit of the law. The lack of respect for government institutions and due process. The isolationist view in times of global crisis. There is so much here that to me is symptomatic of one very sick society. Btw, I don't blame Trump for this. You get the leader you deserve. Trump is merely a symptom of a much deeper malaise running through American society.

A lot of it could be rectified by getting rid of the two-party system and installing proportionate representation.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 9:34am



 westslope wrote:
We are organizing an Election Watch dinner party chez nous for the evening of 03 November 2020.     There will be enough alcohol on hand so that if Trump is re-elected, we can all get blinding, stumbling, stupid, brain cell destroying drunk.

So if you are really keen on some horrible, bad people in British Columbia getting shit-faced:  vote Trump.  

I am a big fan of Lazy8's notion that democracy starts around a kitchen table.  But am not sure that we will indulge in any kind of serious policy discussion. 

This is simple risk management.  We stand ready to drink and weep for the demise of American democracy.   Will probably have some excellent Kentucky Bourbon on hand to help out.


Some possible toasts:  

America the Inspirational; it was good to know ya


O-h, m-y G-o-d!   
 (Followed by glug, glug, glug)

Poor America.   So close to other Americas and so incredibly far from God.



 

The results will likely be weeks,  followed by lawsuits and the non-stop claims of fraud, with statements about not leaving office until he can get to the bottom of what the American people really wanted.

Stock up accordingly, and maybe check your vital organs before the election result binge-drinking you're going to need in November and December.
westslope

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Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 8:50am

We are organizing an Election Watch dinner party chez nous for the evening of 03 November 2020.     There will be enough alcohol on hand so that if Trump is re-elected, we can all get blinding, stumbling, stupid, brain cell destroying drunk.

So if you are really keen on some horrible, bad people in British Columbia getting shit-faced:  vote Trump.  

I am a big fan of Lazy8's notion that democracy starts around a kitchen table.  But am not sure that we will indulge in any kind of serious policy discussion. 

This is simple risk management.  We stand ready to drink and weep for the demise of American democracy.   Will probably have some excellent Kentucky Bourbon on hand to help out.


Some possible toasts:  

America the Inspirational; it was good to know ya


O-h, m-y G-o-d!   
 (Followed by glug, glug, glug)

Poor America.   So close to other Americas and so incredibly far from God.



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Posted: Oct 13, 2020 - 7:32am

https://www.theguardian.com/co...

What? GOP, hypocrites? The Devil you say!
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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 6:53pm



 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
 
Wait, there must be an explanation. We all know that any election fraud is the sole province of Democrats. Right?

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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 6:22pm


California’s Republican Party on Monday acknowledged owning unofficial
ballot drop boxes that state election officials said are illegal.



The law and order party!

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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 3:55pm


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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 3:54pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 islander wrote:


After some other conversations I've come around to this idea. I think we should have an even number of justices on the court. I'm actually in favor of packing the court (assuming they force barrett in) But I'd like it to be a single seat add. In case you have any doubt, my nominee would be the one guy who should already be there - Merrick Garland. 

Think about it. You have justice for the past wrong. You have movement for the left, but not a sham system that the right can scream about. You have a court that is ideologically slightly off of what the country is, but only somewhat. You also have a situation with a potential tie vote on issues, so there is likely to be more thought and consideration to get to a 6/4 or 7/3 vote to maintain legitimacy.  Is it perfect? No. Is anyone completely happy? No. Seems like the kind of solution we should be seeking. 
 

5-4 votes seem to be a dicey way to run a country.
 

And "popular vote"; "electoral college"; one person, one vote; or even governance by polling/public opinion.  Any of those methods are dicey.
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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 3:06pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 
You're not voting for Joe. You'll be voting for Kamala.
 

NFS
 

I know, right?


islander

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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 2:41pm



 KarmaKarma wrote:


 islander wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:
Watching Democrats claim Republicans are ignoring Justice Ginsburg's "dying wish" to confirm Judge Barrett before the election while also vowing to court pack, which Justice Ginsburg spoke out against on multiple occasions, is quite something.

Democrats.  Hypocrites all.
 

You using the word "hypocrite" on this issue is ...what's the word for it? ... hypocritical?  I mean, how does your brain even allow that sort of logical gymnastics? Doesn't it give you vertigo?
 
Nevermind ignoring the 2016 McConnell rule now that the shoe's on the other foot... the GOP was determined to leave the court at 8 justices for the entire 4 years if Hillary had become president. But go ahead and work up a froth about whatever nonsense percolates up on OANN. 
 

After some other conversations I've come around to this idea. I think we should have an even number of justices on the court. I'm actually in favor of packing the court (assuming they force barrett in) But I'd like it to be a single seat add. In case you have any doubt, my nominee would be the one guy who should already be there - Merrick Garland. 

Think about it. You have justice for the past wrong. You have movement for the left, but not a sham system that the right can scream about. You have a court that is ideologically slightly off of what the country is, but only somewhat. You also have a situation with a potential tie vote on issues, so there is likely to be more thought and consideration to get to a 6/4 or 7/3 vote to maintain legitimacy.  Is it perfect? No. Is anyone completely happy? No. Seems like the kind of solution we should be seeking. 
 
SCOTUS has been 9 seats since 1893.  Every administration since hasn't messed with it.  If Joe gets in, and packs the court - or even makes it 10, then don't cry when the Republicans are next in office and bump SCOTUS to 11, 12 or 13 seats.  And it will continue to escalate from there, with every change in party in office.  SCOTUS is not supposed to be a partisan body.  If Joe/Kamala change this, that's on them & Dem voters who enabled it. Usual admonition applies: Be careful what you wish for.  
 

If it were to be a non-partisan body we wouldn't be using such blatantly partisan methods to select it's members. And the current rank hypocrisy wouldn't be.
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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 12:21pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:
You're not voting for Joe. You'll be voting for Kamala.
 

NFS
 

Even better!
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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 11:58am



 KarmaKarma wrote:

 

or by the lying bastard who currently runs the country.
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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 11:55am


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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 11:24am



 KarmaKarma wrote:
You're not voting for Joe. You'll be voting for Kamala.
 

NFS
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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 11:22am

You're not voting for Joe. You'll be voting for Kamala.

Joe needs to retire asap.

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