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  • So 1% of all senators, representing 1/2 of the 1% of the area of entire United States that constitutes Kentucky gets to obstruct the entire functioning of their democracy.

    0.5% of the area of the United States running everything is so much better justification than 0.67% of the population doing it.
    Last edited by noodle; 26-02-2020, 10:07 AM.
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    • Originally posted by MrOilers View Post

      Senators represent states, not population, dummy.
      Obviously you have a reading and comprehension problem.

      As I stated, "The Senate gives only two seats per state, Wyoming with 578,000 people gets as much say as California with 39,512,223 people. The House of Representatives is based upon the population"

      Twice you have called me a dummy but you are just projecting your own ignorance.

      As noodle correctly reiterates, Moscow Mitch from the state of Kentucky only represents less than 1% of the US population but unilaterally prevents the bipartisan bills that were passed by the House of Representatives. Moscow Mitch is sort of like a few people blocking the tracks, stopping hundreds of trains in Canada.

      MrOilers, you keep throwing out weak and unsourced arguments and are failing miserably.
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      • I wasn't talking about people at all, strictly land area.

        Kentucky is roughly 1% of the US by area & Moscow Mitch is half responsible for Kentucky, so he's responsible for 0.5% of the area of the United States, yet 100% of the dysfunction in Congress.
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        • The population of Kentucky and the land area are a very similar ratio to the US greater statistics.
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          • Trump's reassuring press conference falls flat as Dow Jones drops 900 points in one hour today.

            Blows past the 10% correction expected as markets freefall more than 12% in past week, shedding 3,200 points in the past week.
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            • Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
              Trump's reassuring press conference falls flat as Dow Jones drops 900 points in one hour today.

              Blows past the 10% correction expected as markets freefall more than 12% in past week, shedding 3,200 points in the past week.
              Gee, Trumplestilskin has a credibility problem ... I wonder why. On a more cynical note, when any politician says don't panic and tries to be reassuring, it is usually a bad sign.

              However, the partisan divide in the US is very entrenched and if all the incompetence and screw ups so far hasn't much dented Trumps support, I doubt a botched up handling of the corona virus will either. Although, if the handling of this does mess up the economy a lot, that could turn a few crucial Republican supporters against Trump - the ones who have benefited from the economy doing fairly well. I doubt they would likely vote for Bernie, but they might not vote or vote Libertarian or something like that.

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              • "Biggest one ever! Bigly! Obama didn't even come close!"

                Note - Dow open year ago 25,916
                Dow today - 25,956

                Pretty much the entire year of him boasting about record closings wiped out.

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                • Friday Morning, Dow Jones opens 550 points lower than Thursday's closing.

                  Tired of winning?
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                  • Sorry, ^, my bad.

                    Correction: Dow plunging 825 points before 10 am EST
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                    • Markets are responding to coronavirus in China and that geriatric Marxist winning so many Democrat primary votes towards getting into the Oval Office.

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                      • It only took milliseconds for you to blame the Democrats and ignore the fact that nobody, especially corporate America , did not believe a single word that Trump said during his Coronavirus press conference.

                        You are also ignoring the fact that the markets were peaking and was unsustainable. Everyone knew that after 11 years of gains, a correction was long overdue.

                        Trump's support is based on continued economic growth that he boasted would be 4% but is only 2% currently and in fact is under performing the Obama years


                        https://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/e...rts/index.html

                        Trump's poor leadership, lack of sound economic planning and constantly attacking his allies, both foreign and domestic is a failure that is catching up upon him, this February rather than the February AFTER the 2020 election.

                        When voters see their value in their 401K's fall, so will Trump's support.





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                        • So now our local Fascist bootlicker's Overton Window is so skewed that someone to the right of one of Canada's major political parties is now a full blown Marxist? Interesting.

                          Depressing to see someone willingly exchange their own intellectual faculties for cognitive dissonance & vitriol. I don't know who I feel worse for, the affected individual or those that have to deal with him in person on a regular basis.
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                          • Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
                            Markets are responding to coronavirus in China and that geriatric Marxist winning so many Democrat primary votes towards getting into the Oval Office.
                            God, he's awful. I quite like Bloomberg, because he's more like Trump than any of them. A mini Trump, if you will. Democrats are worried about Bernie winning the race, and sleepy Joe seems out of it..
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                            • The coronavirus situation is exposing the not as noticed but extremely troubling trend of appointing incompetent, inexperienced, and unkowledgeable people to positions where expertise is required.
                              Whistleblower Accuses Trump of 'Corrupt' Effort to 'Cover Up' Possible Exposure of Federal Workers to Coronavirus

                              The whistleblower wrote in the complaint that they "began to field panicked calls from my leadership team and deployed staff members expressing concerns with the lack of HHS communication and coordination, staff being sent into quarantined areas without personal protective equipment, training or experience in managing public health emergencies, safety protocols, and the potential danger to both themselves and members of the public they come into contact with."

                              Federal health officials who interacted with possibly infected individuals were permitted to move freely on and off the military bases, according to the whistleblower, with one worker staying at a nearby hotel and departing from their assignment on a commercial flight. The person said federal officials who raised concerns about the administration's handling of the coronavirus and failure to provide necessary protections for staffers were treated as a "nuisance."
                              He has consistently removed people with actual institutions including healthcare, education, emergency response, in favour of inexperienced yes men, and the cracks are beginning to show. The issue is is that the consequences of those decisions will take years to feel, but may be felt for decades.
                              A COLLEGE SENIOR IS HELPING DECIDE WHOM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HIRES AND FIRES, AND NO, THAT’S NOT A JOKE

                              Politico reports that the White House has hired James Bacon, a 23-year-old college senior, as a top official in the all-powerful Presidential Personnel Office. There, Bacon will act as a right-hand man to freshly rehired PPO director John McEntee, who himself clocks in at an absolutely ancient, relatively speaking, 29 years of age. (McEntee was fired in 2018 over issues related to online gambling and “mishandling of his taxes.”) Coming from a brief stint at the Department of Transportation, Bacon will serve as the PPO’s director of operations. He will oversee paperwork and assist on vetting, replacing Katja Bullock, a veteran of the Reagan and Bush I and II administrations. While vetting people to work for the government has always been an important job, it’s taken on a larger and more sinister role as Trump has made it clear that anyone failing his loyalty test will be shown the door, to be replaced by a totally unqualified lackey.
                              Trump Keeps Picking Unqualified People To Be Lifetime Judges. Republicans Don't Care.

                              “Mr. VanDyke’s accomplishments are offset by the assessments of interviewees that Mr. VanDyke is arrogant, lazy, an ideologue, and lacking in knowledge of the day-to-day practice including procedural rules,” reads the brutal ABA review of VanDyke. “There was a theme that the nominee lacks humility, has an ‘entitlement’ temperament, does not have an open mind, and does not always have a commitment to being candid and truthful.”

                              The ABA, which has reviewed each of a president’s judicial nominees for decades, interviewed 60 people in its assessment of VanDyke ― including 43 lawyers and 16 judges. It found that VanDyke’s colleagues “would not say affirmatively that he would be fair to any litigant before him, notably members of the LGBTQ community.”

                              This detail made VanDyke, Trump’s pick for a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, cry during his hearing.

                              “I do not believe that,” he told lawmakers. “It is a fundamental belief of mine that all people are created in the image of God and they should all be treated with dignity and respect.”...

                              ...“Ms. Pitlyk has never tried a case as lead or co-counsel, whether civil or criminal. She has never examined a witness,” reads her ABA review. “Though Ms. Pitlyk has argued one case in a court of appeals, she has not taken a deposition. She has not argued any motion in a state or federal trial court. She has never picked a jury. She has never participated at any stage of a criminal matter.”
                              For just a few small examples. It's actually kind of scary. There seems to be this idea that these appointees don't benefit from actually having working knowledge of the thing they oversee, and that loyalty trumps all.

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