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Theodoric
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Message 269 of 4573 (798584)
02-03-2017 3:07 PM
Reply to: Message 268 by Percy
02-03-2017 3:02 PM


Re: Trump Going After Dodd-Frank
And they are going to let financial advisors continue ripping off retirees

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Theodoric
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Message 296 of 4573 (798820)
02-05-2017 5:38 PM
Reply to: Message 293 by marc9000
02-05-2017 4:07 PM


Re: Castro
Do you know anything about gun laws or history of gun laws in Cuba? You speak so authoritatively so I figure you must be well versed. Please tell us about guns in Cuba.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Theodoric
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Message 301 of 4573 (798834)
02-05-2017 8:42 PM
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02-05-2017 7:22 PM


Re: Castro
Well you know nothing about the subject. It is best to do at least basic research before making comments like that.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Theodoric
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Message 319 of 4573 (799236)
02-08-2017 10:55 AM
Reply to: Message 315 by marc9000
02-07-2017 8:34 PM


Re: GOP votes to allow dumping of mining debris in streams
Did you bother to read the link JonF posted or are you too afraid of facts and evidence?

Here are more facts to show you have no idea what you are talking about.

quote:
More than 84 percent of the subprime mortgages in 2006 were issued by private lending institutions.

Private firms made nearly 83 percent of the subprime loans to low- and moderate-income borrowers that year.

Only one of the top 25 subprime lenders in 2006 was directly subject to the housing law that's being lambasted by conservative critics.

The "turmoil in financial markets clearly was triggered by a dramatic weakening of underwriting standards for U.S. subprime mortgages, beginning in late 2004 and extending into 2007,"



http://www.mcclatchydc.com/...overnment/article24504598.html

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 357 of 4573 (799695)
02-13-2017 12:59 PM
Reply to: Message 355 by New Cat's Eye
02-13-2017 11:30 AM


Re: A Bit of Good News on Financial Advice
In one sense, I get where I might want my financial advisor to *not* take my best interest as a first priority - which is when I want to gamble. I would be a little pissed if I asked him for advice on a gamble and he could only reply: "Sorry, by law I can only inform you that gambling on this is not in your best interest." And then if I was like: 'Dude, I'll pay you for your opinion on this one", and then he had to reply: "Sorry, that's illegal", then, yeah, that would be pretty annoying.

That is a ridiculous example. Its premise does not even deal with what the reality of the rule is. First of all gambling is not an investment. The advisor does not represent or advise on gambling. If your investment advisor tells you that you should consider gambling as a good investment strategy then you should fire them.

There is a risk in most investments, but that is not gambling(though the odds are the same with some investments). The rule does not say they cannot discuss risky investments, the rule says they have a fiduciary responsibility. The primary goal of their advice cannot be enriching themselves, but to have the clients financial interests as the first priority. Anything else and they are just scammers.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Theodoric
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Message 361 of 4573 (799720)
02-13-2017 10:36 PM


Russian mole in the White House. At least one.
The drip, drip, drip is now like the Oroville dam.
What did the President know and when did he know it? Who else knew this guy was compromised?
These people are playing games with OUR national security. For what, monetary and political gain?

quote:
The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/...72-263470bf0401_story.html

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Theodoric
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Message 370 of 4573 (799746)
02-14-2017 12:28 PM
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02-14-2017 12:08 PM


Re: And now a call to investigate Trump directly and Trump's Russian connection.
MO not MT. I think Blunt would take offense being mistaken for a Montanan.

Seems John Cornyn and Lindsay Graham are making the call for an investigation too. Some Rethugs think it is more important to investigate the leaks rather than the treason.

Maybe this is what the Rethugs were hoping for so they could impeach Trump and put Pence in the Presidency. I think that this going to be taking down more then Il Donald.

Well one can hope.
http://www.cnn.com/...s-want-flynn-investigations/index.html

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Edited by Theodoric, : No ive in offense


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Theodoric
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Message 386 of 4573 (799817)
02-15-2017 4:59 PM
Reply to: Message 383 by LamarkNewAge
02-15-2017 3:23 PM


Re: In the shadow of a warmongering Senate.
What the fuck does the fact a person is Puerto Rican or black have to do with any of your drivel?

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Theodoric
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Message 467 of 4573 (800303)
02-21-2017 7:29 PM
Reply to: Message 466 by marc9000
02-21-2017 7:09 PM


Re: Another General
Difficult for me to respond if you're going to violate forum rule #5.

There was no violation. There is no link. He was referring to a book. You might want to try google.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 480 of 4573 (800493)
02-24-2017 8:45 AM
Reply to: Message 474 by marc9000
02-23-2017 7:51 PM


Re: Reaction to the Trump Press Conference
The claims that parts of the U.S. constitution applies to the entire world is probably something many foreign leaders and citizens aren't too crazy about.

You keep repeating this canard. No one I know of has ever made such a ludicrous claim. Please show your evidence that people are actually making this claim. If people are saying such things show us why these people should be thought of has having any sort of authority. Few if any people on the left would conceive such a stupid idea.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Theodoric
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Message 522 of 4573 (800798)
02-28-2017 8:37 AM
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02-28-2017 8:34 AM


Re: Health Care is Actually Very Simple
Where did you get that graphic? I would like to use it and refer to source.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 543 of 4573 (801099)
03-03-2017 9:38 AM
Reply to: Message 542 by PaulK
03-03-2017 5:36 AM


Re: Email
IOKIYAR

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 571 of 4573 (801729)
03-09-2017 11:09 AM
Reply to: Message 570 by jar
03-09-2017 6:53 AM


Re: Today we get a twofer.
quote:
China has granted preliminary approval to 38 new Trump-related trademarks as President Trump's family works to develop a series of branded products in the country, including hotel chains, escort services and insurance.

http://thehill.com/...ry-approval-to-38-new-trump-trademarks

Yes, Trump branded escort services. Nothing says Presidential quite like an escort service. Massage Parlors too?
The religious right that supports him is morally bankrupt.

Edited by Theodoric, : No reason given.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 686 of 4573 (803587)
04-02-2017 9:40 AM
Reply to: Message 682 by marc9000
04-01-2017 11:32 PM


Re: Reality
Not sure what your point is. Hamilton is third on the list. What am I missing?

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 1278 of 4573 (821306)
10-05-2017 11:11 AM


As a member of the Puerto Rican diaspora, Trumps behavior in Puerto Rico shows his utter inability as a President. To belittle and try to humiliate 3.5 million US citizens is beyond the pale.

The people of Puerto Rico will get through this and rise up stronger in spite of the behaviors and actions of the president. The attitude and power of the Puerto Rican people after recovery may not be what a lot of people in the US want to see, but when you treat people like this you have to expect the long term repercussions.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


  
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