The State of US/World politics

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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby Tommy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:15 pm

Son of Leeds wrote:The fact that Romney and Trump can assert personal wealth - both of whom are inheritors - as a positive qualification, and go unchallenged, suggests that this historical trend is being reversed. We're moving back to the historic norm of government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich.

Excellent point, well stated.

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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby Vampire » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:45 am

Son of Leeds wrote:The fact that Romney and Trump can assert personal wealth - both of whom are inheritors - as a positive qualification, and go unchallenged, suggests that this historical trend is being reversed. We're moving back to the historic norm of government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich.


Money does seem to play an obscene role in US politics - not only the vast sums candidates must raise to stand a chance - but also the role of lobbying.

It’s interesting that the US doesn’t make the top 20 in the EIU democracy index - scoring lower than 8.0 which puts it in the “flawed democracy” category.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/econ ... 2018-1/amp
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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 am

Any country which teaches its citizens national exceptionalism from an early age has a problem. The US is terrible for this; unfortunately the Brexiteering Empire lovin' half of the UK is just as bad.

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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby Blackwhite » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:08 pm

You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby Andymac-47 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:28 pm

Blackwhite wrote:https://twitter.com/arlenparsa/status/1060228709850980354?s=19



That's brilliant!0
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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby Blackwhite » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:30 pm

You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby Andymac-47 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:42 pm

He needs a good boot in the Baltic's.
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eric olthwaite
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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:42 pm

Saw something which said that Fox News, Wikileaks, Matt Drudge and National Enquirer all haven’t tweeted for four or five days and therefore suggesting something significant is about to happen. I dunno, seems unlikely as any sort of key harbinger to me.

Apparently the suggestion is frozen by subpoena because Mueller

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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby Blackwhite » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:21 pm

I don't visit these, just did for a couple as per above, and see your point.


Interesting.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:31 pm

Also, been suggested that the reason DT has been keeping a lower public profile since the midterms is that he knows Donny Jr is about to go down?

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Re: The State of US/World politics

Postby Blackwhite » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:58 pm

Yeah, he's in danger for sure. Been genuine concern in their camp for a while about him
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.


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