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  • ^ Tell the truth: before The Apprentice, did you know anything about Trump? Ever read his book, The Art of the Deal?



    Ever patronize one of his hotels, casinos, or golf courses? Did you know that he had his own airline? Know about his personal life? His father Fred's career in real estate?

    Gotta lead to the question: who made Trump, himself, or the media?
    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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    • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post

      Trump as a national phenomenon wouldn't exist if it weren't for the Fourth Estate. One may argue that his reality show was the product of the network's entertainment division, not its news division, but in fact it's been better than two decades since the entertainment divisions weren't driving the news divisions, feeding the news divisions, in reality directing their coverage, to the point that there's hardly a discernible difference between news and entertainment any more. That being the case, the Fourth Estate is reminiscent of Victor Frankenstein: serving only their own hubris, they arrogantly create a thing that never should have been created in the first place, and only after the deed is done do they come to the realization of just how destructive their creation is, and then maniacally and obsessively hunt him. Perhaps the fictional doctor's remorse was genuine, but the media's is anything but -- assuming that they're even capable of remorse, which from where I stand, they decidedly are not. Their only regret is that they can't control him.
      I think the problem is really Trump just dumb and does not know much about how things works so constantly says untrue things or greatly exaggerates things.
      Just saw he been complaining about the Fed raising interest rates Duh it needs to occur but he keeps thinking he needs to spur the economy.

      I remember conservatives complaining about how long the rate stayed low during Obama time. The main argument is we needed to reload the gun for when the next down turn comes or we do not have any bullets to ease the pain.

      Most posters on this forum have a better understanding of things than Trump does.

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      • Originally posted by ljadw View Post

        WRONG : more money for health care does not benefit the people, but those who worh in the health care industry : more hospitals means more patients .

        First, you make broad claims which do not make sense. Money does matter! It just does not mean that more money means always better healthcare.
        Also, the GDP per capita indicator is not JUST about more money. Higher GDP per capita is also associated with higher education, healthier lifestyles and so on...
        My most dangerous mission: I landed in the middle of an enemy tank battalion and I immediately, started spraying bullets killing everybody around me having fun up until my computer froze...

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        • Originally posted by craven View Post
          I think the problem is really Trump just dumb and does not know much about how things works so constantly says untrue things or greatly exaggerates things.
          I think it pretty clear now that Trump doesn't know a whole lot about macroeconomics, or even finance. What he does know, however, is how to get his name in the papers. Here's a Trump best of the '80s retrospective:



          He's arguably the most shameless self-promoter ever, but he proved one thing: no one ever went broke pandering the American people's penchant for bad taste.

          All of that from a little Google search.

          https://www.google.com/search?q=trum...w=1464&bih=908

          Originally posted by craven View Post
          Just saw he been complaining about the Fed raising interest rates Duh it needs to occur but he keeps thinking he needs to spur the economy.
          Trump's going from experience: he's always been a debtor, never a creditor. He thinks that the world's economy operates like his real estate empire. That's why most US banks haven't touched him in twenty years.

          Originally posted by craven View Post
          I remember conservatives complaining about how long the rate stayed low during Obama time. The main argument is we needed to reload the gun for when the next down turn comes or we do not have any bullets to ease the pain.

          Most posters on this forum have a better understanding of things than Trump does.
          No doubt about that.
          I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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