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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Cover for another dementia episode. If you hang around this internet message board too long, everything becomes a conspiracy
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    07-14-2024, 01:36 AM
    Both the New York Post and New York Times report him as being registered as a Republican, though the Times reports that he made a small donation to the Progressive Turnout Project in 2021:
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    07-13-2024, 12:39 PM
    Depending on the state you live in, you may already be automatically enrolled in the military draft when you apply for a driver's license or when you enroll in state-funded higher education ... see link
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    07-12-2024, 09:48 PM
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    07-11-2024, 05:25 PM
    After having introduced President Zelensky as President Putin, I almost expect he'll come out on stage and pull a Lyndon Johnson ... "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President"
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    07-10-2024, 10:03 PM
    Just to add something to my previous post (above) ... comparing Biden to previous presidents on candidness and openness
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    07-10-2024, 09:26 PM
    Biden takes on a rare challenge: a solo news conference
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    07-10-2024, 03:06 PM
    I've been seeing that on TV as well; and I was saying to myself, "Didn't Trump move his official residence to Mar-a-Lago in 2019?" LOL ... from Rubio himself!
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    07-10-2024, 09:26 AM
    I used to love that area, but I've noticed with each trip I take there it seems to be getting closer and closer to Boston
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    07-10-2024, 06:13 AM
    And he read the instructions on the teleprompter, but was drown out by audience applause.
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    07-08-2024, 10:56 PM
    I'm wondering at what point did this thread veer away from "Will Biden be replaced". What was the "SQUIRREL!!!" that Fido responded to. Ever since the debate I've had the same feeling that I had during the Nixon impeachment. And I'm betting that a lot of Boomers (not in the Liberty Movement) are having the same emotional response. They've gotten complacent about government and politics. They didn't see JAN6 as an insurrection (having personally gone through the sixties); but were appalled by what they saw as a riot anyway. They figured that government was "safe" and just chugged along. And now they're seeing that the Commander in Chief is showing signs of senility and they're wondering WTF is going on. They're thinking, "How long has this been going on, and what have I been ignoring?". The Nixon impeachment scenario left most Boomers feeling like either Nixon would be ousted (by impeachment or resignation), or the government would collapse. I was rooting for collapse - but most weren't. But most people were fixated by it - and the internet didn't even exist then. The Democratic Party of 1968 was fractured over Vietnam. The Democratic Party of 2024 is fractured over Israel/Hamas - Biden is simply being used by the Hamas faction as an accelerant to the chemical reaction. But most middle-of-the-road are simply saying, "WTF is going on" ... especially with the mainstream media using everything that's going on to boost their viewership ratings.
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    07-08-2024, 01:18 PM
    It looks that way in the Assemblée Nationale, which is the lower house of the legislature (based upon Wiki): In the Sénat, which is the upper house (Wiki Link), the elections seem to be indirect: The US Electoral college seems to be the basis by which US government became a binary system controlled by no more than two primary political parties. Most parliamentary systems seem to deal with more than two political parties - which results in alliances between parties to gain the control of government. In France, it's a given that there are going to be runoff elections every election cycle.
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    07-07-2024, 03:27 PM
    What does it take to "close" the border? Are we talking about an impenetrable wall along the land borders. A wall with gaps obviously doesn't work. In fact, you'd probably need two parallel walls with a "No Man's Land" between them. You'd probably need manned towers at intervals (like you'd see in those WWII Staglag movies) to catch the stragglers who enter the "No Man's Land" by climbing over or digging under the outside barrier (barrier walls don't stop people from crossing, they just slow those people down so they can be caught by security forces). And you'd need "gates" in the walls, manned with some security personnel to assure that only citizens could pass. I suppose the existing passport system would be a sufficient bureaucracy to identify citizens - though maybe that "Secure ID" thing they're rolling out would work too. And the existing visa bureaucracy would probably suffice for granting access to non-citizens; though you'd probably need to majorly beef up the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service to keep up better monitoring of non-citizens once they're inside of the US (so they don't slip out of the system). What about the sea borders? An undersea barrier would be quite impractical; so you'd probably need some type of barrier a few hundred yards or so inland. Again, a double barrier with a "No Man's Land" between them with gates/openings to allow citizens with access to/from the beaches. It'd be basically the same thing as the infrastructure and bureaucracy for the barriers used to secure the land borders. I can see people with beachfront properties complaining about this though. Maybe we should just ignore putting barriers along the coast; but the thing is, once you secure the land borders from leakage, the flow will move to those areas that aren't secured. But I really think you'd at least have to check every vessel entering a seaport to assure it's not smuggling in non-citizens. We've probably already got air travel covered with the existing TSA system using passports or "Real ID" to identify citizens, and visas granting access to non-citizens. But you'd have to set it up at every landing strip that a plane from across the border could touch down at. It could get a little dicey controlling entry/exit of non-conventional aircraft (I can remember flying my hang glider in close proximity to the US/Mexico border - often unsure of who's airspace we were actually in). And of course you're not just interested in securing the border, but monitoring and controlling what non-citizens do within the US once they've been granted access to enter. You don't want them working or attending school when they haven't been granted such privileges. So you're going to need a governmental bureaucracy that's large enough and adequately funded to perform the monitoring of non-citizens within the US, as well as periodic monitoring of US schools and employers to assure that they're following the rules. The current system isn't funded well enough to do that (the violators they catch now are just the tip of the iceberg). === Edited to add===
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    07-07-2024, 12:44 PM
    France's left-wing alliance is projected to be largest bloc in parliament in surprise result
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    07-06-2024, 06:51 PM
    Matt, I wrote what I did with some hyperbole (and tongue in cheek) ... that a president with an acknowledged expert in education as a wife would surely have been coached in how to deal with, or at least cope with, disruptions in a classroom/conference-room type of environment. You seem to have been triggered by use of "DOCTOR Jill Biden" (which is something that conservative opinion shapers went off on some time ago). I would really like to believe that Jill Biden is a pretentious twit that insists upon being addressed as DOCTOR based upon her work and final dissertation (but which has been recognized as being substandard). But, if you're going to state it the way you did, then you at least owe readers like me a link to the work rather than "I suggest you find"; otherwise you come across as having never read the work yourself and having shaped your opinion based upon regurgitating what conservative opinion shapers have told you. Where did you come across the work and can you provide me directions as to how to find it myself (it appears that I need to contact the University of Delaware; is that what you did?)? Do you have a link? I found something in Google Documents but it was missing half of the pages (which is never a good sign ... as though it was tailored to provide a bad impression). And snippets don't work for me - I need to see the context they fit into.
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    07-06-2024, 08:59 AM
    Given that his wife, Dr. Jill, has a doctorate in education, I figured that she would have filled him in on how to cope with a noisy classroom. They had a week to prepare him for debating Trump. A review of Trump's debates with Hillary would have led them to expect Trump's tactics. And not being in control? If he can't handle the stress of dealing with Trump being loud and obnoxious, how does he manage to deal with stress in a major internation event. Actually, it sounds like he was in the beginning stages of a Derealization and/or Depersonalization (mental health) event. And the blank/detached stare he had during the debate provides further evidence to that.
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    07-05-2024, 07:54 PM
    GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Part of the other concern is that-- this seems to fit into a pattern of decline that has been reported on recently. New York Times had a headline on July 2nd, "Biden's lapses are said to be increasingly common and worrisome." Here's what they wrote. "People who've spent time with President Biden over the last few months or so said the lapses appear to have grown more frequent, more pronounced, and after Thursday d-- Thursday's debate, more worrisome. By many accounts, as evidenced by video footage, observation, and interviews, Mr. Biden is not the same today as he was even when he took office three-and-a-half years ago." Similar reporting in The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Are you the same man today that you were when you took office three-and-a-half years ago? PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: In terms of successes, yes. I also was the guy who put together a peace plan for the Middle East that may be comin' to fruition. I was also the guy that expanded NATO. I was also the guy that grew the economy. All the individual things that were done were ideas I had or I fulfilled. I moved on. And so, for example, you know, "We-Well, that was true then, what's Biden done lately?" Di-you-just just see today, just announced 200,000 new jobs. We're movin' in the direction that no one's ever taken on. I know you know this from days in-- in-- in the-- in the government. I took on big pharma. I beat them. No one said I could beat them. I took on all the things we said we got done, were told we couldn't get done. And part of it is what I said when I ran was I wanted to do three things: Restore some decency to the office, restore some support for the middle class instead of trickle down economics both from the middle out and the bottom up the way the wealthy still do fine, everyone does better, and unite the country.
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    07-05-2024, 07:47 PM
    Link to the transcript of the interview
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    07-05-2024, 06:31 PM
    I'll start a new thread on this, by copying over what I wrote from another thread during the interview
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    07-05-2024, 06:13 PM
    Watching the 22 minute interview. He's avoiding questions; like what has the last four years taken out of you? Would you voluntarily take a cognitive test with an independent neurologist and release the results (that one was asked at least three times in different forms)
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    07-05-2024, 09:43 AM
    And then he's hosting a NATO summit next week
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    07-05-2024, 09:30 AM
    Biden will be in it until the end. Medal of Honor ceremony earlier his week. Meeting with Democratic governors was Wednesday. And, what with the ABC interview tonight, he'll be headed into a big weekend.
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    07-04-2024, 09:07 PM
    Democratic Donors Begin Withholding $$$
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    07-04-2024, 04:05 PM
    James Carville Issues Blunt Plea To Democratic Donors About Ditching Joe Biden Referenced article about the conference call can be found at Semafor
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    07-04-2024, 02:45 PM
    July 4th: a domestic terrorist holiday that celebrates insurrection, rebellion, and treason. Oh (almost forgot), and also white supremacy.
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    07-03-2024, 09:22 PM
    ... left off "The concubine of Willie Brown"
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    07-03-2024, 03:13 PM
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    07-02-2024, 06:38 PM
    First, his staff was blaming his performance on a cold. Now, Joe himself is blaming it on his travel schedule leading up to the debate: Just keep throwing excuses out there - don't think any are going to stick in the minds of the public.
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    07-01-2024, 01:50 PM
    Add St. Louis to that list
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    06-29-2024, 07:57 PM
    If the RNC can't take minute-long snippets of this and run them until November, they're just incompetent. Don't bother with anything else; just run this. Just take whatever money you can syphon away from Trump's legal defense and run this. End game! Forget everything else. Don't spend money in the solidly red or solidly blue states - just take whatever money you have and run this in Nevada, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia ... and maybe run it a few times in Wisconsin and New Hampshire ... and if you're felling desperate then run it in Virginia, New Mexico and Maine as well.
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