trump losses primary

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  1. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Douchebags, obsequious wankers, socio-paths - all types enjoy turning the gears of the political system.

    What do you prefer? Pollies that speak their mind or pollies that pretend to speak for you? ;)
     
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    "What do we want Trump" "wen da we wan it" Donald!

    He has my support 100% as the best next President of the good old u S of A!

    I really hope he becomes President. Truth!
     
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    Yeeeesh this guy^^ sarcastic much?! :rolleyes:
    I agree ;)
     
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    Oliver Stone as quoted on Zero Hedge:

     
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  7. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Author obviously hasn't looked into Bernie's promises very far if he thinks they represent "fiscal sanity". :/

    Edit to add: just checked the cited article, that Oliver Stone! The film maker. One of those people that has made squillions through government protection rackets - IP laws and now he's an economist??? :lol:

    Sanders says all the right things, but his solutions are wrong. He would drive the US economy and productivity into the ground.

    * IP laws are exactly what he condemns, moneyed interests wielding power.
     
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    Lining her up:

    This is how the big fish avoid the nets.
     
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    This is what happens when minority groups start to believe MSM, Hollywood and the constant in your face political correctness.


    Sorry Facebook poster "you loose"

    And 5 million Home land security purchased Hollow Point Bullets will prove this!
     
  13. JulieW

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    The point is the threat of violence if you elect someone that those who oppose that candidate disapprove.

    It may be OK at government level whilst the illusion of democracy is maintained (as per CIA actions), but moving that to population level ends the " democratic" process and creates the environment for totalitarian control.
     
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    This is exactly the point.. Make your voice at the polling boots, and except the voice of the majority. Letting and directing people to the opposition election rallies to protest and district is against democratic freedom normally you see in dictatorships.
     
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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDrfE9I8_hs[/youtube]
     
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    Just some stuff about the US Federal bureaucracy:

    The Department of Agriculture employs more than 100,000 employees and has an annual budget of approximately $95 billion. *

    The Department of Commerce oversees a $6.5 billion budget and approximately 38,000 employees. *

    The Department of Defense is the largest government agency, with more than 1.3 million men and women on active duty, nearly 700,000 civilian personnel, and 1.1 million citizens who serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces. * It has an annual budget of over $580 billion. **

    The U.S. Secretary of Education oversees the Department's 4,200 employees and $68.6 billion budget. *

    The United States Secretary of Energy oversees a budget of approximately $23 billion and more than 100,000 federal and contract employees. *

    The Secretary of Health and Human Services oversees a budget of approximately $700 billion and approximately 65,000 employees. *

    The Department of Homeland Security employs 216,000 * people and has an annual budget of about $40 billion. ***

    The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development oversees approximately 9,000 employees on a budget of approximately $40 billion. *

    The Secretary of the Interior oversees about 70,000 employees and 200,000 volunteers on a budget of approximately $16 billion. *

    Department of Justice - with a budget of approximately $25 billion, the DOJ is the world's largest law office and the central agency for the enforcement of federal laws. * It has a discretionary budget of $29 billion. ****

    The Secretary of Labor oversees 15,000 employees on a budget of approximately $50 billion. *

    The Secretary of State serves as the President's top foreign policy adviser, and oversees 30,000 employees and a budget of approximately $35 billion. *

    The U.S. Secretary of Transportation oversees approximately 55,000 employees and a budget of approximately $70 billion. *

    The Secretary of the Treasury oversees a budget of approximately $13 billion and a staff of more than 100,000 employees. *

    And finally, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs oversees a budget of approximately $90 billion and a staff of approximately 235,000 employees. *

    And by way of contrast, Walmart is the largest corporation in the US. It has total operating expenses of about $106 billion (i) and employs about 1.3 million people. (ii) :cool:

    * https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/executive-branch

    ** http://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/605365

    *** https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/FY2017_BIB-MASTER.pdf

    **** https://www.justice.gov/jmd/file/821916/download

    (i) http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/Wal-Mart_(WMT)/Data/Total_Operating_Expenses

    (ii) just google it
     
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  18. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Is it Walmart's fault their employees get food stamps in order to survive (doubt the source and reliability) or is it the US government's plan to force its citizens to rely on it's welfare program? :lol:

    Maybe they'd all be better off if Walmart sacked them and just went online only. :p
     
  19. mmm....shiney!

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    Or you could look at it this way, which organisation provides more value? The US Department of Agriculture which provides food stamps to about 46 000 000 people, or Walmart which can help meet the consumption needs of potentially 320 000 000?

    PS: note the industry benefitting from the food stamp program in bold. :cool:
     
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    Hard to evaluate the comparative value of a retail supplier of goods with a provider of intangible services. I'm not standing up for govvie expenses, just saying that Walmart is on welfare.
     

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