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  • Mar 16, 2019 07:52 AM
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Remember this:

    "

    Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in Obamacare replacement plan

    Washington Post


    “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with from www.washingtonpost.com

    Jan 15, 2017 · “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don 't get it. That's not going to happen with us."

    Chet, If you "believe" Trump then you may as well become an "new" Jesus follower. Walking on "water" is not difficult if you have an surf board.
  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    Says:

    "We will have to dig deeper on the issues to see how well he has thought through his stands on the issues."

    O'Rourke is not worth the time it took to write this to consider him for President.

    google.com/amp/s/pbs.org/newshour/amp/p...

    Thanks for sharing the link Chet. On those 8 issues I am with him. Still need to dig deeper.

    He seems to be getting lots of media time on MSNBC at least. No complaints there.

    Too early to endorse him though.

    All this "talk" will change over 12 month; I bet the only one still running at that time is Trump on the golf course. (Or moved to Moscow?)
  • Mar 16, 2019 02:39 PM
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    And the unlearned lesson??? Don't instill a growing up generation with hate and fear about an evil force going to enslave and murder the world and then send those kids to battle the evil force of the world. Remember "Better dead than red". That is how I grew up and I volunteered for the assault craft duty because all I wanted to do was go to Viet Nam and kill communist on the rivers. My Unit never went to the Pacific Ocean. Probably a good thing because if I had gone and killed and then learned of the lies that got me there that would have been bad. I served 68-71.

    Chet, you are lucky. But yeah, have the people here learned from Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Cuba, etc.etc. I guess not; Trump is very eager to start a war in Venezuela, The history tells that most wars started by this country were done by the Republicans under an Republican leader. Often there is no good reason for it except, that the war industry loves it. We buy now our sports equipment from Vietnam while it is still Communistic; talking about hypocrites.
  • Mar 15, 2019 09:33 AM
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    Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: 1 persoon, de tekst 'This is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand. She promised to cover the funeral costs of the the 51 Christchurch terror victims. She assured every family of the victims financial assistance moving forward. She wore the hijab while honoring the victims. THAT is wther98 leadership.'

  • Aug 31, 2018 04:56 PM
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    Arizona, a long and great story, which in a few words says : How crazy can you get. The only truth is that "religion" is one of the biggest curse on this planet. Billions of people on this tiny planet are/were murdered because of it. This human "invention" only took place because of "fear" of the unknown. The second curse invented by "people" is "money" it killed also billions because of "greed". The third is the invention of " leaders" ( like animals also do) who are either "holy" or "nuts". Through the centuries they've killed billions of people by wars because of wanting "power" over other/more people. The fourth curse is "gun's" enough said about that.

    Thus it is the "animal instinct" which will never end; except the human "species" may end because this "species" is slowly but surely polluting its own environment and therefore the left over "bacteria" may win in the end. The path of which "humanity" is on right now, can't last; nothing from outer space ( let alone a "human" written "book"), or long dead "Jesus hero's" are going to save the "people" stuck to this planet or save this "planet itself. Amen

  • Mar 15, 2019 09:33 AM
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    One thing came to mind; who is really the "cause' of all of this? I know only one country who started wars in the middle east and caused that millions of Muslim people had to flee their country. First to Western Europe, then also Australia and new Zealand etc. All of this throws things out of balance; big riots in France etc. Also in the Netherlands which used to be 90% white Dutch people the "balance" was disturbed.

    People here will not like what I'm saying, but the real guilty one is the US who started wars all over the place which made people flee. Now we are faced at our southern border with the same thing, because of our foreign policies. The Trump regime loves dictators, but most people living there don't love that, so they flee their country. At least Obama understood South America and provided help and food etc. to stabilize things there. Trump is too stupid that "prevention" (help) in those countries itself, will prevent inhabitants from becoming refugees. The same as in the Middle East if you bomb them they will become refugees.

    But this "guilty" country refuses to accept these refugees; they accepted only about 15 Syrian refugees. Let alone that they help rebuilding these countries after they left only ruins. There is no shame here; neither at our southern border.

  • Jan 21, 2019 02:17 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I've been watching Kamala Harris along with all the other declared candidates. However, I have to say I am becoming less enthusiastic about her as she repeatedly seems to stumble on the campaign trail not being able to answer questions that she absolutely should be able to answer as one of the first candidates out the door. The Washington Post in this article has highlighted what I have observed.

    Chelsea Janes, Washington Post, March 16, 2019: Despite verbal miscues, presidential hopeful Harris draws little criticism from voters

    A question related to what she thought about a guaranteed basic income of $1,000 a month for every American aged 18-64. Harris answered "I haven't analyzed that policy". It's an honest answer saying you don't know enough, but the topic is something that as a candidate for president she should have analyzed and had a good answer.

    CNN's John King asked her a valid question about why previous Obama voters flipped to Donald Trump. She ducked, "I'll leave that to the pundits".

    On Medicare for All she equivocated on single payer seemingly not understanding that people would lose their employer based health insurance.

    These might seem like petty things to knock her on, but to me she hasn't done her homework or thought in depth about many of the issues of the day relying instead on her personality to carry the day. I guess people judge their favored candidates on likeability, and the issues don't matter to them. I will still support Harris, but if she's our candidate, then I hope she is better prepared for the general election debates.

    Read my thread above that says it all; sorry all the "hoepla" does not cut it. Elections here are just an American "circus" but nothing as it should be.
  • Mar 16, 2019 02:39 PM
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    Yes, we claim we are an "sweetheart" country in this world, but never learned from our "terrible past". Look at what we are doing at the southern border; ripping kids from their parents etc. If Trump and Miller, Nielsen had their way they would love to continue that practice. Yes we elected these people to do their dirty work ; the same as with Vietnam.

    So the lesson should be: properly "vet" our leaders. Amen

  • Mar 15, 2019 09:33 AM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    It is difficult to understand how some of these killers can hate so deeply. These are not crimes of opportunity triggered by some event. Like all mass murders, the killers have taken a long time planning how they would carry it out to maximum effect.

    We've discussed mass killings in other threads and evidence points towards a combination of genetic traits as the primary cause...maybe extreme sociopaths. I would suggest that the genes that control empathy for one must be screwed up in the person's head to be able to murder with such callousness.

    Yes, it is the continuous "indoctrination" via certain "media" as well people like Trump and Miller who promote this hate. Since the "media" nowadays is available everywhere, due to worldwide advancements in this technology, then the people who have "weak" minds will be influenced; this is the same as churches "do" for pure indoctrination, like the people who died in Guyana taking poison because the preacher said so. Some preachers can become dangerous people, if they preach the wrong things and create "fanatism".
  • Mar 14, 2019 07:13 PM
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Well we had a "Blue Wave" of young, energetic and diverse members elected to Congress, many of them women. We take pride in that diversity and call the Republicans the "party of old white men".

    So who are the two top candidates polling on the Democratic ticket?

    76 year old Joe Biden

    77 year old Bernie Sanders

    Maybe we'll have a rerun of 2016 except in the place of Hillary we'll substitute Biden.

    Yes Schmidt, sorry to say you are right; we need an energetic person somewhere in the 50's who's got worldwide experience/stamina/realty of governing as well has an clean background and does not spew B.S. Where do you find someone like that nowadays?