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Message 314 of 4573 (799113)
02-07-2017 12:25 PM
Reply to: Message 313 by Percy
02-07-2017 11:12 AM


Re: GOP votes to allow dumping of mining debris in streams
The biggest player of all was government pressure to loan money to people who experienced bankers know can't afford it.

Well, now you're just making things up. There was no government pressure. The driving force for the mortgage security frauds was demand by banks for more paper, and that demand came from clients who couldn't buy enough of this profitable supposedly low risk paper.

He's probably referring to the silly right-wing fantasy that the Community Reinvestment Act caused the crash by forcing lenders to loan to low-income (hence unqualified) people.

Approximately 6% of the subprime loans that caused the crisis were due to the CRA.

Low-income loans didn't cause the financial crisis

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Message 316 of 4573 (799172)
02-07-2017 8:54 PM
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02-07-2017 8:34 PM


Re: GOP votes to allow dumping of mining debris in streams
What percentages were caused by the early 1990's exploitation of this 1977 legislation? By guidelines becoming mandates? By quotas going from 30% to 40%, then 50% to 56%? Your students at Duke and Dartmouth must not have been interested in researching that

The subject is the infinitesimal effect the CRA had on the subprime mortgage market in the 2000's. If you have evidence to the contrary present it, with references where appropriate. Questions are not evidence.


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Message 322 of 4573 (799327)
02-09-2017 9:38 AM
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02-08-2017 2:19 PM


Re: He's Doing it Again

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Message 323 of 4573 (799328)
02-09-2017 9:40 AM
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02-08-2017 2:19 PM


Re: He's Doing it Again
The leaks about his calls to world leaders have said he speaks to themn like a campaign speech.

He is what he is, he's a vile ignorant liar, he's not going ot change because he doesn't see any reason to, and we're gfucked.


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Message 402 of 4573 (799845)
02-16-2017 6:19 PM
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02-16-2017 6:10 PM


Re: Trump Press Conference: Surreal
Rasmussen is always an outlier... in one particular direction.

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Message 450 of 4573 (800129)
02-20-2017 8:12 AM
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02-19-2017 5:36 PM


Re: Reaction to the Trump Press Conference
And you believe Trump is less capable of addressing that than the alternative, Hillary Clinton, or Sanders?

Unequivocally yes. A thousand times yes.

The guy thinks Fox News knows more than his own staff (viz. Sweden).


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Message 485 of 4573 (800506)
02-24-2017 12:52 PM
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02-24-2017 10:30 AM


Re: President Trump speaks at the CPAC
Just before his talk his staff gave the press a background briefing; i.e. no naming of sources.

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Message 545 of 4573 (801228)
03-04-2017 2:00 PM


https://twitter.com/brhodes/status/838032637990166531

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No President can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you.

  
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03-04-2017 6:55 PM



  
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Message 606 of 4573 (802478)
03-16-2017 7:56 PM
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03-16-2017 6:16 PM


True, but, we know very little about the FISA court... one thing we do know is that it's pretty easy to sell them on issuing a warrant.

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Message 644 of 4573 (803202)
03-27-2017 10:07 AM
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03-27-2017 9:45 AM


Re: The Trump Administration is family friendly.
Daughter has office in White House and security clearance

Back in the day, a security clearance wasn't sufficient. You had to have a "need to know" in order to carry out your official duties.

She has no official duties, therefore no need to know.

Not that anyone will care.

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Message 648 of 4573 (803213)
03-27-2017 12:46 PM
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03-27-2017 10:47 AM


The whole book was ghostwritten.

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Message 761 of 4573 (805232)
04-16-2017 10:41 PM
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04-16-2017 9:05 PM


Re: Trump and Chinese currency - a story of getting an education in reality.
You give him a lot more credit than I do. He is just stupid. He has no idea what effect a trade war and/or BAT might have. He hasn't thought of any effects, bad or good.

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Message 768 of 4573 (807319)
05-02-2017 9:02 AM
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05-02-2017 1:27 AM


Re: Trump's musing about former president Andrew Jackson
I've heard a theory from several sources, which seems to make some sense from his point of view. He was say "Why wasn't there some incredibly talented dealmaker, like me, who would have negotiated the problem away? I sure could have fixed it!".

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Message 838 of 4573 (809295)
05-17-2017 6:12 PM
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05-17-2017 5:28 PM


Re: What Republicans say: then and now
The actions were not the same. Obama didn't share that information with Syria, because of the outcry against it and the discussion of the proposal. As is standard in such cases, he consulted with knowledgeable and smart people before doing anything.

Trump didn't.

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