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Message 209 of 473 (888812)
10-07-2021 4:44 PM
Reply to: Message 206 by PaulK
10-07-2021 1:14 PM


Re: Hunter Biden’s travels.
I was going to provide the correct information but had to run some errands and now you've already done that. I'll just add a couple things.
  • As the child of the vice president Hunter Biden had his own Secret Service detail.
  • The correct travel information that Marc linked to but misrepresented can be found at Secret Service Travel Log for Hunter Biden. I've set the link to open to page 6 where the travel details actually begin.
While it's always nice to have misinformation corrected, some people specialize in providing misinformation, so much of it that correcting it can turn into a full time job. There's an infinity of misinformation websites out there for them to draw upon, and there's no way to keep up with it. When somebody's proven over and over that that misinformation is their primary contribution, just ignoring them might be considered.
--Percy

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Message 210 of 473 (888813)
10-08-2021 6:33 AM
Reply to: Message 202 by Percy
10-06-2021 6:05 PM


Re: And why did this also take 9 months?

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Message 222 of 473 (888836)
10-09-2021 9:03 AM
Reply to: Message 219 by PaulK
10-09-2021 1:59 AM


Re: Gang gallop ?
PaulK writes:
The idea that all trips should automatically be considered “suspicious” is far worse. And that’s what you’re pushing.
If traveling with a Secret Service detail with your father is "suspicious" then this from The Trump family is taking 12x more protected trips than the Obama family is interesting:
quote:
Last fiscal year, the Trump family took more trips that required Secret Service protection than the Obama family took in seven, according to a budget document released by the Treasury Department. On average, Obama’s family took 133.3 protected trips per year, while the Trump family has taken an average of 1,625 annually.
If Marc were anti-Trump instead of pro then he would use this article to argue that Don Jr. took hundreds of trips with his father where they hashed out nefarious plans, some of which we know explicitly about, such as Trump Sr.'s instructions to Don Jr. about what to say about the meeting in Trump Tower with the Russians.
--Percy
Edited by Percy, : Typo.

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Message 227 of 473 (888843)
10-10-2021 10:46 AM
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10-09-2021 9:53 PM


Re: Gang gallop ?
Happy birthday!
--Percy

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Message 236 of 473 (889018)
10-30-2021 10:28 AM
Reply to: Message 235 by ramoss
10-30-2021 2:05 AM


Wouldn't Marc just answer that that's just the lying liberal media throwing mud at Judicial Watch because it's constantly embarrassing them by revealing their lies? Marc chooses his own "facts" and so is able to reach any conclusion he likes.
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 240 of 473 (889077)
11-01-2021 2:52 PM
Reply to: Message 239 by marc9000
10-30-2021 9:53 PM


marc9000 writes:
Sheesh, I try to leave you folks alone for awhile in your little fantasy world, and my name keeps coming up, it's almost like I live rent free in several heads here.
Get used to it - you've become the poster boy for irrationality.
--Percy

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Message 241 of 473 (889114)
11-03-2021 8:02 AM


The Coming Republican Apocolypse
One might think that I should have titled this message The Coming Conservative Apocolypse, but the Republican party has diverged significantly from true conservatism. When George Will says the Republicans no longer embody conservative principles you have to pay attention.
The Virginia and New Jersey governor races reveal that the Republicans have found a winning formula that should keep them in power for decades. The formula involves lies about Democrats and liberalism that get the masses boiling mad and out to the polls. "The election was stolen" (it wasn't) and "They're teaching Critical Race Theory in our public schools" (they're not, and what would be wrong with that, anyway) and "Our cities are descending into chaos because they're under attack by liberal forces like Antifa and BLM, and only more guns and more law and order can fix it" (not that cities don't have problems, but this is pure scaremongering), and "Covid is just an excuse for Democrats to carry out their authoritarian agenda that takes away our freedoms" (lockdowns and mask/vaccine mandates are public health measures that save lives).
The Democrats have nothing to counter these very effective appeals that result in a highly motivated electorate. The Democrats will lose the House and Senate in 2022 and the presidency in 2024. Biden might get the chance to nominate a single Supreme Court justice, but the opportunity had better arise before the 2022 elections or it won't happen. Once Mitch McConnell is back in charge of the Senate then no Biden nominees will be considered in the second half of his term. The Republicans will wait until Trump or Desantis is in office.
Republicans will soon control all branches of government as well as a majority of state governorships and legislatures, and then we'll find ourselves largely ruled by government that is driven by delusions, lies and conspiracy theories. By 2030 we'll be saying, "It did happen here."
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 249 of 473 (889213)
11-10-2021 4:16 PM
Reply to: Message 245 by Phat
11-10-2021 3:44 PM


Re: a large percentage of the population simply does not or will not actually think
Phat writes:
What is Feste?
If only someone would invent a free online encyclopaedia where anyone could look up anything, then you could visit this resource, type in Feste, and voilà, everything about Feste would be presented to you. But that would require someone named Jimmy Wales to exist, and what are the odds of that, and so we must limp off into the future ignorant and uninformed.
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 250 of 473 (889214)
11-10-2021 4:26 PM
Reply to: Message 243 by Phat
11-10-2021 3:00 PM


Re: The Coming Republican Apocolypse
Phat writes:
How is it that Republicans are a minority and yet have that much political influence??...Why can't the Democrats find a candidate that conservatives could grow to like?
You either didn't read or didn't understand the message you're replying to. The answer you seek is contained there.
--Percy

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Message 256 of 473 (889296)
11-15-2021 9:11 AM
Reply to: Message 255 by xongsmith
11-14-2021 11:43 PM


Re: Hey Zongsmith! Can you tell me how much "Big Pharma" costs us?
xongsmith writes:
Overall healthcare costs here in the USA are flat-out CRIMINAL!
The premium for Medicare Part B is going up from $148.50 to $170.10 next year, an increase of 14.5%. Social Security is only going up 5.9%, and for most people their Medicare Part B premium is deducted from their Social Security. Supplemental and advantage plan premiums are going up also, I would guess in the neighborhood of five to ten percent.
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 275 of 473 (893498)
04-15-2022 10:26 AM


The Biden Presidency Thus Far
This thread doesn't get much attention, but marc9000 has just posted and makes me think that this might be a good time to see how people feel about the Biden presidency.
I think I said somewhere earlier in this thread, or at least in a similar thread, that I was disappointed in Biden so far, and I remain somewhat disappointed. My disappointment is tempered by my low expectations. I thought he would be similar to Jimmy Carter in terms of effectiveness, and that assessment feels about right to me.
Regarding immigration, I think he could have much more aggressively attacked the border problems, and we badly need immigration reform.
Regarding covid, I think he should have moved more aggressively, both domestically by, for example, fixing the damage done to the CDC, and internationally by, for example, putting together coalitions to make vaccines much more widely available, because any competitive variant that arises anywhere will soon be everywhere.
Regarding inflation, governments have only the blunt instruments of interest rates and money supply to regulate the economy. The whole world is now experiencing pandemic driven higher inflation, and the only weapons countries have to fight it are measures that slow the economy. A slower economy increases unemployment and decreases demand, which in turn reduces the upward pressure on prices.
Unfortunately the war in Ukraine is also causing inflationary pressures by putting further strains on supply chains.
The measures available to government to fight inflation usually cause recessions, so it would be much better if inflationary pressures abate naturally by resolving the pandemic and war related supply issues quickly.
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 300 of 473 (895672)
07-10-2022 1:10 PM
Reply to: Message 292 by Phat
07-10-2022 10:58 AM


Re: Why Is Biden Selling SPR Reserves To China?
Our total oil reserves represent a 20 day supply. It's a meaningless amount of oil to play with.
Current total oil reserves are 553 million barrels. Selling roughly a million barrels, 0.2%, to China is even less meaningful, if that's possible. The only reason conservative news outlets are writing about this minuscule oil sale is because Hunter Biden used to own a stake in the Chinese oil company.
Someone should just follow what conservative media is most upset about financially and give us advance notice of what you're going to post confusedly about next.
--Percy

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Message 307 of 473 (908737)
03-20-2023 8:40 AM
Reply to: Message 306 by marc9000
03-19-2023 9:14 PM


Re: More mainstream news media cover-up
I think most of us are for finding and punishing wrongdoing without regard to political affiliation.
marc9000 writes:
...but stay tuned to CONSERVATIVE news.
This seems to be saying that only "CONSERVATIVE news" will report accurately and honestly. But instead of declaring one set of media outlets the font of truth regardless of what they actually say, might a better goal be ferreting out the truth regardless of source?
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 310 of 473 (908804)
03-20-2023 4:12 PM
Reply to: Message 308 by Phat
03-20-2023 3:35 PM


Re: More mainstream news media cover-up
Phat writes:
I usually compare 5 or even ten different news sources to arrive at some sort of consensus in my own mind about whats going on. And I don't pick and choose only conservative or only liberal.
When some of your sources are lying, the truth does not lie somewhere in the middle.
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 311 of 473 (908805)
03-20-2023 4:15 PM
Reply to: Message 309 by Phat
03-20-2023 3:38 PM


Re: Why Is Biden Selling SPR Reserves To China?
Phat writes:
Im just hoping that Social Security will hold together or I'm out on the street with the homeless.
How can you in good conscience accept handouts from what in your view is unvarnished socialism?
--Percy

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