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#1061 Mike Steele

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 1748 PM

 

 

In Ted Cruz you have the makings of your first really great leader since Reagan. I hope, for all our sakes, that he wins.

Chris is that you?  Or have you been taken over by an Alien life form?  ;) :D

 

Mike, my father, unrepentant socialist, considered Reagan to be 2nd best US president of 20th century (No.1 was Teddy Roosevelt). There is political opinion and there is recognizing things for what they are.

 

Can't disagree. :D :D


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#1062 Mikel2

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 0657 AM

Just noticed what TV channel the Cruz campaign had on last Monday... CNN.
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#1063 JasonJ

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 0749 AM

Cruz had proposed changing the name of the street in front of the PRC embassy in Washington DC the day before Xi Jinping arrived last year in Autumn.

 

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If he becomes president and puts human rights on the table when dealing with the PRC, CCP may have yet another brick to sh't in 2016.


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#1064 JasonJ

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 0757 AM

Maybe the 4th time putting this video of Liu Xiaobo on TN..

 

 

Sounds like a fair point he makes towards the end don't you think?

 

PS, the three years mentioned at the end was changed to 11 years, his release is 2020. Funny timing, same time Sesame credit goes live. Of course, he won't be allowed to do anything afterwards if released otherwise it'll be back in.


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#1065 Mikel2

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 0805 AM

Maybe the 4th time putting this video of Liu Xiaobo on TN..
 

 
Sounds like a fair point he makes towards the end don't you think?
 
PS, the three years mentioned at the end was changed to 11 years, his release is 2020. Funny timing, same time Sesame credit goes live. Of course, he won't be allowed to do anything afterwards if released otherwise it'll be back in.


Thomas Friedman "If we were China for a day..."

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#1066 JasonJ

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 0812 AM

 

Maybe the 4th time putting this video of Liu Xiaobo on TN..
 
Sounds like a fair point he makes towards the end don't you think?
 
PS, the three years mentioned at the end was changed to 11 years, his release is 2020. Funny timing, same time Sesame credit goes live. Of course, he won't be allowed to do anything afterwards if released otherwise it'll be back in.


Thomas Friedman "If we were China for a day..."

 

 

Reminds of someone in Australia given a presentation to college students in 2012 (I think it was) talking about the raise of China and past half way in said something to the effect that all the students were privileged to live during the raise of China :rolleyes:


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#1067 Panzermann

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 0828 AM

Reminds of someone in Australia given a presentation to college students in 2012 (I think it was) talking about the raise of China and past half way in said something to the effect that all the students were privileged to live during the raise of China :rolleyes:


Depends how it was meant. I think it is a privilege to watch first hand such a historical shift in the world's balance of power happening.


 

of course Sanders is supported by the one true movie activist:

michaelmoore.com/MyEndorsementofBernie/

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#1068 JasonJ

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 0902 AM

 

Reminds of someone in Australia given a presentation to college students in 2012 (I think it was) talking about the raise of China and past half way in said something to the effect that all the students were privileged to live during the raise of China :rolleyes:


Depends how it was meant. I think it is a privilege to watch first hand such a historical shift in the world's balance of power happening.

 

 

If you have time, here's the video.

 

 

Start at 1 hour 03 minute for the punchline.


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#1069 Mikel2

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 1037 AM

Rand Paul is out.
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#1070 JasonJ

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 1113 AM

Rand Paul is out.

 

Trump never understood why he has still been on the stage in the last 6 months.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 1833 PM

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 1843 PM

Which is why he and his Alaskan Bubble Head are using such inflammatory language drumming up the idea of voter fraud perpetrated by Cruz.  Trump would rather people talk about his derangement than Cruz winning because as all marketers know, all advertisement is good advertisement.


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#1073 Brian Kennedy

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 1854 PM

One thing I can say about Trump is that he really is a past-master genius when it comes to self-promotion and (a twisted form of) public relations. Which is obvious now, but in NYC everybody has historically thought of him as a spoiled rich kid who isn't especially intelligent or competent (witness his multiple business failures). I have to say I'm sort of impressed, in a way.


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#1074 Mikel2

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 1856 PM

One thing I can say about Trump is that he really is a past-master genius when it comes to self-promotion and (a twisted form of) public relations. Which is obvious now, but in NYC everybody has historically thought of him as a spoiled rich kid who isn't especially intelligent or competent (witness his multiple business failures). I have to say I'm sort of impressed, in a way.

 

What does that say of his followers?


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#1075 Josh

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 2106 PM

That they are either easily impressed or easily amused?


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#1076 Brian Kennedy

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 0006 AM

Oh don't get me wrong, I think the guy's vile -- I'm just saying that my opinion of his intelligence has skyrocketed.


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#1077 Panzermann

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 0421 AM

Oh don't get me wrong, I think the guy's vile -- I'm just saying that my opinion of his intelligence has skyrocketed.


Trump is definitely skilled in PR. And his reputation was never the best, so he keeps on being the loud mouthed bad guy.

 

Trump came in first of course! unbelievable that he comes in second.

http://www.nytimes.c...t-in-iowa/?_r=0


At various sites throughout the day, including on Twitter and Boston Herald.Radio, Mr. Trump said that the Cruz campaign had deceitfully told voters Monday night that Ben Carson had dropped out of the race, with the expectation, Mr. Trump said, that Carson supporters would turn to Mr. Cruz.


If true that is really low. But then Trump is jot above outright lying. Aren't there laws against such moves?


The Carson campaign has also accused the Cruz campaign of dirty tricks. (Mr. Carson had not dropped out; he was skipping New Hampshire and going home, his campaign said, for a change of clothes.)


Is it wise to skip?


Mr. Cruz has said that Mr. Trump finds it very hard
to lose and has been mocking him and his Trumper tantrums.

Were liable to wake up one morning and Donald, if he were president, would have nuked Denmark, Mr. Cruz told a crowd in New Hampshire on Wednesday. Thats not the temperament of a leader to keep this country safe.


eh, didn't Cruz say he wanted to use nuclear weapons against ISIL/ISIS/daesh?
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 0428 AM

I'm probably on the other side of the political spectrum here than most, but even I'm starting to see Trump as a political plant of the Clintons. Cruz is a lunatic, but he is genuine, Trump is all act.

 

Or he is a masked alien into human politics.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 0500 AM

Trump's been nominated for the Nobel peace prize:

news.yahoo.com/trump-greek-islanders-running-nobel-prize-233705715.html
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 0903 AM

I am very amused by the media coverage of the Iowa outcome. Most are gushing about the super duper strong performance of Rubio (who ended 3rd) while forgetting about the actual winner, who was predicted to trail Trump by many points according to most polls.
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