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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    Doctors in Cuba make less than 500 bucks a year. Great way to health care costs down. https://www.statnews.com/2017/02/08/cuba-doctors-meager-pay/ First hand account from a Cuban Dr. https://panampost.com/belen-marty/2015/10/15/exiled-cuban-doctor-i-couldnt-afford-an-egg-a-day/ afford to buy an egg a day Happy place according to Zippy
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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    I am keeping me streak alive if watching zero Dem debates or clips. Apparently bloomer not doing so hot. Has plummeted in the betting markets. Mao up to 45% to get the nomination
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    You want to know what is more important than family? Not living your life a slave to a totalitarian government. If I lived I Cuba, I would see no point in existing. A life in Cuba is a life of wasted human potential.
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    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    Why do you need 23 brands of deodorant and 18 brands of shoes? All you need is one brand developed by a few college professors in Washington DC. https://reason.com/2015/05/26/bernie-sanders-dont-need-23-choices-of-d/
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    02-18-2020, 05:11 PM
    God I hate these fucking people.
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    02-18-2020, 07:54 AM
    There is a pretty good case a recession is in the cards. The yield curve inverted last year. Earnings are probably going to top this quarter. But Ron keeps talking about inflation and the horrible economy. This is the lowest stretch of inflation of Ron's lifetime. This is the best economy of Ron's lifetime. He should just admit that and can still talk about long term policy problems, instead of talking about INFLATION.
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    02-17-2020, 05:06 PM
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/evidence-conservative-students-really-do-self-censor/606559/ Just a reminder, regressives are the real threat in the world today, not the handful of white supremacists who are a small enough group to all fit into one room. The most intolerant people on the planet have always been leftists. They don't believe in the marketplace of ideas. If you don't go along you are threat to the poor, minorities, the environment, people who just don't want to work, science, the whales, gays, transgender, gender neutral, the children, future children, and single women. And don't get them started on the patriarchy. They want to dismantle any semblance of family because Karl Marx said family furthered the patriarchy. And for those threats, they believe you need to be shunned and probably should just be killed if they are being honest.
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    02-16-2020, 10:47 AM
    Umm... Actually I did. It was the only reason I even opened the thread and literally the only post I made in it was about that connection. I mean you responded to the post. I get that what you post is mostly a bunch of crazy insanity about Rothchilds and George Soros and something about banks and the new world order, but I did feel the need to correct the small point because you literally responded to the post where I mentioned Hayek and George Soros.
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    02-15-2020, 01:16 PM
    I like how you make that sound sinister saying he "admitted" it, as if Hayek was hiding some deep dark secret his whole life. He writes this in his books. Like a lot of people, he was a socialist early in life. Then he credits meeting Ludwig von Mises and convincing him of markets. Not really that sinister or conspiratorial. Actually being left wing in youth and knowing better later on is quite common. Though I will credit you with pointing out the Soros was influenced by Hayek. I have posted that before on these forums and was the first thing I thought of when I saw the poll. Soros didn't study Hayek too deeply and had a very superficial understanding of Hayek. But Soros believes economies are too complex to model and believes economics shouldn't be treated like a physical science. Nothing sinister there either.
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    02-15-2020, 01:07 PM
    A reminder, none of this counts on the phony hate crime numbers.
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    02-14-2020, 10:59 AM
    Mayor Mike is the slight betting favorite to be nominee. https://electionbettingodds.com/ Leading Florida poll. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/483097-poll-bloomberg-overtakes-biden-in-florida
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    02-14-2020, 08:20 AM
    Growth has picked up under Trump and has been slightly above Obama. Milton Friedman laid out the plucking model of recessions in the 60s that seems to be right. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-11-04/milton-friedman-s-plucking-theory-of-recessions-looks-right He said steep recessions lead to steep recoveries, like pulling on a guitar string to a very stretched point and then releasing. There wasn't a steep recovery under Obama. Some of that was probably the amount of debt homeowners had on their balance sheets. But Obama objectively made a ton of supply side errors. He kept a corporate income tax rate at the highest in the world. He increased regulation (i.e. hiked taxes) dramatically on the environment and business in a time that it made sense to deregulate. And the banking regulations Obama put into place ending up forcing monetary policy to be to tight at a time when it was impossible for the policy to be too loose. From one the most respected economists by people in the real world. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevehanke/2017/05/31/how-bank-regulations-hinder-the-u-s-recovery/#3a106a0a2528 And if you think Hanke is some random economist to support my view here is his resume. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Friedberg Mercantile Group, Inc. in Toronto, a macro hedge fund that has blown it out of the water for decades. https://www.opalesque.com/47452/Friedberg_Global_Macro_Fund_returns_in452.html Inside the Johns Hopkins finance class that's 'guaranteed' to get you a job on Wall Streethttps://www.businessinsider.com/johns-hopkins-wall-street-guarantee-finance-course-2015-5 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Hanke
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    02-13-2020, 08:27 PM
    That is a good short term solution to get Trump reelected. But the problem is the Democrats will conclude that nominating a "moderate" is the wrong thing to do after Hillary and Bloomberg and the are likely to stay hard left as a party.
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    02-13-2020, 01:53 PM
    If Sanders gets nominated and loses big, the fever will break and the party will start to moderate. I think Sanders getting crushed in a general election will have the same effect on his followers as when Ron lost. I really hope he gets the nomination over Bloomberg so that this madness starts to go away. Remember when people were calling themselves libertarian? After Ron's campaign and Rand's dud campaign that kind of just went away. Now most of those people are back to just being outsiders looking for a cause. I think (hope) the same thing happens but to Bernie cultists.
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    02-13-2020, 11:16 AM
    I think Bloomberg/Klobachar/Biden will get the nomination but I would like to see Bernie win. It makes Trump getting reelected far more likely and if he gets blown out it in the general election itwill cripple the hard left for a generation. It would be great to see him be like McGovern.
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    02-12-2020, 04:10 PM
    Sort of. Ron did do better than Biden in Iowa and NH but never won a primary or caucus either. (Unless you count the Virgin Islands.)
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    02-12-2020, 12:06 PM
    I said I think Stone is guilty because a jury convicted him. But nine years???? You think that is even remotely reasonable? If I knew nothing about the people involved or the case, my intuition would be probation or less than a year of jail time. Nine years is so bonkers and draconian that I don't even know how meet someone halfway on this.
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    02-11-2020, 06:53 PM
    This case is a good litmus test to see who has objective views and who is Trump deranged. Stone getting seven years or nine years is beyond ridiculous. Rand Paul's neighbor originally got 30 days for something far worse. Not saying Stone didn't break some laws but this is minor stuff.
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    02-11-2020, 06:47 PM
    That judge us hardly a neutral party. She is a left wing activist Obama appointee. She doubled Paul Manafort's already insane sentence. I watched the American Greed on Paul Manafort. Instead of being disgusted at Manafort, I was disgusted at how the justice system is being used to punish people excessively for their politics. Manafort and Stone's sentences are major civil liberties violations. No right thinking person thinks tax evasion and the bank fraud associated with it deserves eight years. As far as Stone, this stuff seems like maybe a year if not just probation. Seven years is vile. It is amazing how people on the left will pay lip service for criminal justice reform- but only when it applies to their voters.
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    02-11-2020, 02:51 PM
    I read his book a few weeks back. He didn't buy anything. He got fired from his job at an investment bank and went out on his own. And had two major innovations. He provided reliable data on stock prices before the internet and online brokerages to people at home. And developed a platform to disseminate news on stocks that most people on Wall Street still use because it is the best and pay a fortune for it. A lot of people get rich from inheritance or cronyism. Donald Trump is a good example. Michael Bloomberg got no special favors.
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    02-11-2020, 01:02 PM
    Who in the top 10 is a sleazeball? Looks like all 10 provide products or services that I use. https://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/#347b97c77e2f
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    02-09-2020, 12:56 PM
    Favorite political movies are the Tom Clancy films; Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Favorite political television show/documentary: Free To Choose with Milton Friedman
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    02-07-2020, 03:46 PM
    Actually Trump has boasted about his cheating. He did with Marla Maples. (edit I wrote this before Zippy pounced in that as well.) Trump steals from people. He makes stiffing people a business strategy where if they want to get paid they have to sue to recoup costs. Trump University was a boiler room crock if shit. Trump even compulsively cheats at golf. I won't even say what should happen to golf cheaters because he is an elected official. Trump is is the single biggest sleazeball ever to hold the presidency but Buttigieg being gay is the problem?
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    02-07-2020, 03:01 PM
    Saying Trump has flaws is an understatement. I will vote for Trump but Trump is a bad person. His whole life is one long lie. The list of Trump being awful is endless whether it is personal life, the way he conducts himself in business dealings, the compulsive lying, etc. Trump is would be an evil villain in an Ayn Rand novel. A large segment of Christians are immoral bigots.
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    02-06-2020, 06:29 PM
    Rush isn't some great thinker but it is important to realize what the media climate was pre-Rush. Rush pretty much single handedly got the first House Republican win in 40 years in 1994. That brought in a golden era of spending restraint and deregulation for six years. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-12-11-mn-7794-story.html%3f_amp=true
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    02-06-2020, 10:33 AM
    Well. I only said cigars and you responded to me.
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    02-04-2020, 10:07 PM
    No one gets lung cancer from cigars. Maybe if you smoke 5 a day. Here is the largest study done from the Kaiser foundation. https://www.rstreet.org/2012/08/01/the-health-risks-of-cigar-smoking/ "Those smoking fewer than 5 cigars daily had no significantly increased risks for stroke, emphysema, oral/pharynx cancer or lung cancer." "Cigars, the data show, have few health effects when used in moderation. " Here is the actual FDA data not opinions. https://www.rstreet.org/2016/08/24/fda-study-cancer-risks-nearly-nil-for-1-2-cigars-per-day/ "However, the data indicates that consumption of up to two cigars per day, while not completely safe, is neither associated with significantly increased risks for death from all causes, nor smoking-related cancers."
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    02-04-2020, 01:01 PM
    Well I got this one wrong. Thought Biden doing poorly in the caucus would have a negative effect. I shorted the market last Wednesday. Covered some on Friday and cut the rest today on the spike up.
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    02-03-2020, 08:43 PM
    Big night for mayor Pete. Could pull this out because he is the second choice of more people than comrade. Biden is a dumpster fire. Sounds horrible on the stump. I truthfully have a hard time seeing any of these people beating Trump.
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    02-03-2020, 06:46 PM
    I find cigars to be one of life's great enjoyments. I am smoking one as. I type. I am not saying they are good for you but Rush is the first I have ever heard of getting lung cancer from them. Winston Churchill smoked 250,000 during his lifetime and lived to be like 90. Castro lived forever smoking cigars. I watched some thing on National Geographic with oldest living man and he smoked 10 a day. Michael Jordan smoke six a day a day. Hope the smoke Nazi's don't latch onto this.
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