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post #151 of 163 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 08:18 AM
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he's an inept, incompetent
Monday morning quarterbacking on his presidency, I'd say this best describes it...

I never got the feeling from him that he was a bad person. I think he MEANT well. Wanted to help people.

I think he was simply WAY out of his league when he took office and had no clue how to be president.

Still doesn't. Imagine promoting a really friendly Walmart greeter to CEO. That's Obama in a nutshell.

Bush was similar. I think he was a nice guy too, just clueless as well. We've had 16 years of ineptitude.

Hillary, I think would of been very competent, unfortunately she's incredibly corrupt and untrustworthy.

If someone like Trump can't make serious changes, then I can't imagine ANY other politician who can.


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Monday morning quarterbacking on his presidency, I'd say this best describes it...

I never got the feeling from him that he was a bad person. I think he MEANT well. Wanted to help people.

I think he was simply WAY out of his league when he took office and had no clue how to be president.

Still doesn't. Imagine promoting a really friendly Walmart greeter to CEO. That's Obama in a nutshell.

Bush was similar. I think he was a nice guy too, just clueless as well. We've had 16 years of ineptitude.

Hillary, I think would of been very competent, unfortunately she's a incredibly corrupt and untrustworthy.

If someone like Trump can't make serious changes, then I can't imagine ANY other politician who can.
I think you are far too kind to Obama, Bush, and Hillary.

But I agree that Trump is our best hope to make serious changes.

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If someone like Trump can't make serious changes, then I can't imagine ANY other politician who can.
We'll see. Sitting in a chair saying "you're fired" is a whole lot different than having to compromise with people over whom you have no authority. I don't know which way it will go, but I don't see anything in Trump's past to indicate any preparedness either.
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Holy crap! Did you swallow the hook when you took the bait?
This type of (non)thinking is part of the problem. I am not a fan of Obama, I didn't vote for him, I don't support him or his policies, but this is just so back-azz halfwards. We have these things called "drones" that don't require manned pilots or cost millions of dollars to build. These "drones" are small, evade detection, can fly for days, deliver payloads accurately and are largely disposable. Your argument is akin to stating we have fallen behind in buggy whip manufacturing and must catch up!
Actually I thought about it a little more. Buggy whips is probably not the example I should have used. Actually this is the same type of thinking that the Poles employed prior to WW2. They figured out they needed a more horses to fend off the German armor
So you would trust a damn computer to drop bombs instead of a manned bomber....not me. Computers are constantly making errors, I know, I have to fix them everyday. I wouldn't want a strategical bombing strike to get screwed up over a problem with a computer program. Also, drones can easily be shot out of the sky by enemy fighters. The more we let computers do critical tasks the worse off we are.

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In case the Martians invade, right...
We were counting on the stealth capabilities of these planes to compensate for lack of the speed and maneuverability they have when compared to Russian and Chinese planes. We're going to have to design modern bombers that can out perform fighters used by other countries.

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I think you are far too kind to Obama, Bush, and Hillary.

But I agree that Trump is our best hope to make serious changes.
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We were counting on the stealth capabilities of these planes to compensate for lack of the speed and maneuverability they have when compared to Russian and Chinese planes. We're going to have to design modern bombers that can out perform fighters used by other countries.
And rewrite the laws of physics and of modern warfare while we are at it.

We spent how many billions for the B-2? Not good enough?
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And rewrite the laws of physics and of modern warfare while we are at it.

We spent how many billions for the B-2? Not good enough?
I hardly think that it would take rewriting the laws of physics to build a faster plane. The 50 year old designs in play now aren't going to stack up to that the rest of the world is using. Would it cost billions to do so, probably, but the cost of not doing it and leaving ourselves vulnerable are far higher.

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The B2 unit cost is nearly 3x that of the B1... So if this holds for the B3...
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The B2 unit cost is nearly 3x that of the B1... So if this holds for the B3...


Stop bringing facts into the discussion. This is about how evil H is and how black - oops - incompetent Obama is. And THATS why we don't have the b4


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Or maybe she has $10 million in the market.


Frankly, with a basic 80/20 portfolio in low cost (Vanguard) funds, you would need a far smaller portfolio to see this type of swing. I'm seeing 20k swings with a basic portfolio and it's not worth 4 million. Still down about 17k even with good run ups in the market lately. But these things swing. With H the market would have gone higher if you're a believer in historical trends. The market has largely moved on and factored in the short term impact of a Trump presidency, but the international central banks are choking on the rising dollar.


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We can expect more of this, I imagine.

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A Muslim student who said she was harassed on the subway by drunken, hate-spewing white men shouting “Donald Trump!” lied to police because she broke her curfew, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.

Yasmin Seweid, 18, joined a growing list of local and national alleged hate-crime victims when she told cops she was taunted Dec. 1 on the No. 6 train by three men who called her a terrorist and tried to snatch her hijab off her head while straphangers did nothing.

The New Hyde Park, L.I., teen even posted an emotional account of the attack on Facebook.

Police sources say Seweid made up the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble for breaking her curfew after being out late drinking with friends.

Her strict, Muslim parents allegedly forced Seweid to shave her head over the incident and were upset that she was dating a Christian, sources said.

The bareheaded Baruch College student, not wearing her hijab, was charged with filing a false report and released after her arraignment early Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court.

A relative covered Seweid’s face with a black down jacket as she was escorted into a waiting SUV following her brief court appearance.

She faces up to a year in jail for each charge.

She provided police a description of the suspects, one of whom cops at one point thought they spotted on video following her when she got off the subway at Grand Central Terminal.

“She had numerous opportunities to admit nothing happened and she kept sticking by her story,” a police source said.

Seweid admitted that she lied to throw off her parents, who are Egyptian immigrants, because they disapproved of her boyfriend, a source said.

Muslim student filed bias crime report to avoid curfew punishment - NY Daily News
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The shooting range where I learned to shoot a pistol started, post-election, to host"Residential Rifle" practical clinics on the use of AR-15s in urban settings. Is the timing purely coincidental?

My wife texted asking me if I was sitting down, and I knew what was coming next.

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