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  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
They're not called "sheep" for no reason.

Been hanging around in a barn with Potus ?
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
@Marcus that's the 3rd time you've gone to ad hom instead of discuss the topic.

Bothered to re-read some of the other comments on this thread before accusing someone else ?
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says

Exactly as the forum expected.

That someone from the Drumpf camp will scream TDS, Fake News, Hit Piece, Liberal etc. and mount a group attack like a pack of starved hyenas ?

Was totally expected from my perspective. Pretty much par for the course.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
Try it on bing

Gonna have to explain what that is so as not to get Drumpf supporters confused with "Tang" or similar....just sayin. Hell they might be running to the pantry on that one.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
The one owned by the Left wing, radical, Lefty, newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times?

Back up the allegations with something substantial....other than offering a personal assesment
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Where are comments 3,4 ,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 ? Inquiring minds would like to know
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Very few right wingers here. Mostly libertarians.

OFMG - now that's a whopper
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
Everyone of the links you posted above are known for their regular Hit Pieces on Trump and lean heavily to the radical left.

Any examples of those regular "hit pieces" ?

What is the "radical left" ? Any examples ?
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 1:15pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
Apparently neither can anyone who thinks Trump is a liar

This is a fun game isn't it ?

Someone is challenged to go and provide some back up to a challenge and when presented with something, the challenger and select company scream fake news, TDS, Hit Piece, Liberal Propaganda and on and on and on.

Simple games for simple minds and their is no shortage of simple minds amongst the Drumpf supporters on the forum.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 3:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
Nah, they just write hit pieces because they're a liberal rag that hates Trump. Why not call it like it is?

Why not - provide some proof of the allegations
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 3:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
The forum is waiting.

Lets reboot - refute beyond a shawdow of a doubt the False 183 (32%) and Pants on Fire 84 (15%) statements/lies from Poltifact source or is that too much to ask.

This was conveniently brushed aside - why is that ?

The forum also awaits or are we in for another round of Fake News, TDS, etc. with help from starving hyenas (my apologies to the real hyenas)
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 3:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rightists, please fill in the blank:

Trump didn't lie when he said "FILL YOUR ANSWER IN HERE".

Please then present any evidence to support above.

Additionally please provide proof beyond any possible reasonable doubt said documents from Politifact etc. are TDS infested hit pieces. Details gentlemen (I use that term extremely loosely) Details...facts...not heresay or twitter pictures.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 3:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
No. It's sad that the people who scream Trump is a liar, can't get behind one lie. Not one single lie? Use your words and post one quote you feel is a huge Trump lie our of 3200 in the list I gave you? (this is actually a statement and does not require a question mark)

The forum is waiting.

See - this is a fun game. Someone gets to say something, someone else has a "gotcha" moment and then shouts down the answer with TDS, Fake News, Hit Piece without once offering anything substantial to back it up.

This game has been around a long long time on the forum...
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 3:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
Go to each of those links, why must I spell this out for the Liberals?

Sounds like personal bias based on heresay and nothing more than baseless allegations unless further proof is offered.

Lovely picture, anything other than that to back up the gibberish ?

Filling in for Two Scoops nowadays ?
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 3:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Is this going to be another round of the hyenas answering for each other ?
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 3:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
Must be some confusion and lack of memory, that was Obama regular policy.

Man, the hyenas really got to stop with the hourly and daily Obama/Hillary routine. Was is the attraction anyway other than not being able to defend the Golden Golem.

Time for some new material - for the love of God
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 1, 3:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sniper says
Like this?

Damn, those Pesky facts again....

Not seeing anything unusual - care to fully expand on how this example of "facts" provides irrefutable evidence to back up the allegations ?
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 19, 11:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Donald Trump’s China tariffs are raising billions. But here’s why China isn’t paying

•Chinese goods have been hit with US$8 billion in tariffs, but it’s US importers who are footing the bill
•US businesses paid US$2.8 billion in new Trump tariffs in October alone, The Trade Partnership economic consultancy estimates

Donald Trump is right to say that his tariffs are generating billions of dollars for the US. But China and other countries aren’t paying them as he’s suggested.

According to data from US Customs and Border Protection, more than US$13 billion in duties imposed by the Trump administration were assessed on imported goods as of December 18.

Actual collections could lag and be lower because of refunds and other factors, but Treasury Department reports show receipts from all customs duties have risen sharply since the tariffs took effect.

While Trump has suggested on Twitter and in public comments that tariffs are somehow being charged to or paid by China and other countries, trade economists say that’s generally misleading. US importers of record are responsible for the duties, and ultimately US businesses and consumers could pay through higher costs, they say.

Trump is “suggesting this is bringing in lots of new revenue and all of the burden is falling on the Chinese,” said Phil Levy, senior fellow on the global economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a former senior economist for trade for President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. “I think that’s mostly false.”

Johns Hopkins University applied economics professor Steve Hanke, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan, put it more bluntly.

“Tariffs on Chinese imports are paid by Americans, not by the Chinese or their government. The President’s tariffs are simply a #tax on American consumers,” Hanke said on Twitter January 6.

Hanke also pointed out that there are offsets to increased revenue from Trump’s tariffs, including as much as US$12 billion in aid being paid to farmers after China slapped retaliatory tariffs on US agricultural products.

  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 19, 12:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
There are two choices a person can make – either take responsibility for your own life and make it the best life you can, or be a victim and blame whatever the world throws your way on racism, sexism, or fill-in-the-blank-aphobia.

Potus ?

I prefer the choices below

  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 9:34am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Comment from ZeroHedge on the same article:

Interestingly, if you were to introduce an IQ multiplier to these curves, so that each bar segment is multiplied by the median intelligence of its underlying cohort, say by IQ/100, all curves would flatten dramatically. In other words, political moderation correlates quite well with actual intellect, as opposed to relentless self-congratulation and self-dealing.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 10:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Consider me impressed - reading all of that in less then two minutes and then giving due consideration to the argument Twain presented.

Standing in the shadow of genius me thinks....
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 11:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
This country needs Maximum Whiggery.

Like this ? On a mission from God: Pompeo messages evangelicals from the Middle East.

“This trip is especially meaningful for me as an evangelical Christian, coming so soon after the Coptic Church’s Christmas celebrations. This is an important time. We’re all children of Abraham: Christians, Muslims, Jews. In my office, I keep a Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and His Word, and The Truth.”

He added that he was in Cairo to herald another truth, that America was a “force for good” in the Middle East.

Politics, he said, “is a never-ending struggle … until the Rapture.” The Rapture being the belief among many evangelical Christians that believers and the resurrected dead will rise up to heaven with the second coming of Jesus Christ. ( aren't the ISIS fighters etc. striving for the same end ? God must have a wicked sense of humor )

  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 11:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
This country needs Maximum Whiggery.

Or like this ? If America Stopped Destroying The World, The Bad Guys Might Win!

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Saturday that the government under Venezuela’s recently re-inaugurated president Nicolas Maduro is “illegitimate”, and that “the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country.”

Pompeo’s remarks, which were echoed by Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton, are interesting for a couple of reasons. The first is because Venezuela’s presidential election in May of last year (which incidentally was found to have been perfectly legitimate by the international Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America) was actively and aggressively meddled inby the US and its allies. The second is that while the US government is openly broadcasting its intention to keep interfering in Venezuela’s political system, it continues to scream bloody murder about alleged Russian interference in its own democratic process two years ago.

What is the difference between the behavior of the United States, which remains far and away the single worst offender in foreign election meddlingon the planet, and what Russia is accused of having done in 2016? According to a comment made by former CIA Director James Woolsey last year, it’s that the US interferes in foreign democracies “for a very good cause.”

And that’s really the only argument that empire loyalists have going for them on this subject. The US is different because the US has moral authority. It’s okay for the US to continue to interfere in the political affairs of foreign nations while it would be an unforgivable and outrageous “act of war” for a nation like Russia to do the exact same thing, because the US is countering the interests of the Bad Guys while Russia is countering the interests of the Good Guys. Who decided who the Good Guys and Bad Guys are in this argument? The US.

This “What we do is good because we’re the Good Guys” faith-based doctrine was regurgitated with full-throated zealotry in a recent speech given by Pompeo in Cairo, in which he cited “America’s innate goodness” in making the absolutely ridiculous claim that “America is a force for good in the Middle East” which has been “absent too much” from the region previously. America’s nonstop deadly interventionism in the Middle East is “good”, because America is “innately good”.

America’s constant military interventionism, election interference and other nastiness are painted as Good Things done by Good Guys to fight the Bad Guys. The argument, when you boil it right down, is that if America wasn’t constantly starting wars, invading sovereign nations, staging coups, sponsoring proxy conflicts, arming terrorists, bombing civilians, torturing people, implementing starvation sanctions on impoverished populations, pointing nuclear weapons everywhere, spying on us all with a globe-spanning Orwellian surveillance network, interfering in foreign elections, and patrolling the skies with flying death robots, the Bad Guys might win.


Ironic that everyone claims they are on the "good" side and "god" is also on their side....isn't it ? Sure "god" can overlook all the behind the scenes bullshit of the military industrial complex etc. to help us maintain being the good guys.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 11:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
very pro-corporate and pro-Bank

Which candidate for anything anywhere isn't beholden to a higher power than themselves and I am not talking about God.

If the Democrats hope to unseat Trump, they better find a candidate that can get to the "base" in the same way Trump can and pay more attention to the economics in the middle of the country. The coastal cities will take care of themselves - nothing there to campaign for.

If the Democrats cannot cough up someone other than the already announced or thinking about including Bernie and Joe B, they might as well just concede the election now and save the money for another day.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 11:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If you want to spot a narcissist, look at the eyebrows. Bushier eyebrows are associated with higher levels of narcissism, according to new research.

•Science has provided an excellent clue for identifying the narcissists among us.

•Eyebrows are crucial to recognizing identities.

•The study provides insight into how we process faces and our latent ability to detect toxic people.

A study by Miranda Giacomin and Nicholas O. Rule has shown that bushier eyebrows are associated with higher levels of narcissism.

There are a few different flavors of narcissism, but this study examined the classic type: grandiose narcissists. They're the kind that craves attention, are extroverted, have a high opinion of themselves, and fail to recognize their inner emptiness. According to Giacomin and Rule's results, this type of narcissist has far more distinctive eyebrows than non-narcissists.

What do eyebrows have to do with narcissism?

Research has already shown that people can judge narcissism by appearance. After all, narcissists tend to wear flashier clothes or apply more extravagant makeup. But even unadorned and unaltered faces offer a cue for narcissism. This study strove to find out whether it was the whole face that gave the impression of narcissism or a single feature, and if so, to identify which feature was tipping people off.

Eyebrows are one of, if not the most, expressive features on the face. They are crucial to recognizing identities—for example, a study found that people had more trouble recognizing celebrities with their eyebrows removed than with their eyeballs removed (in Photoshop, relax guys).

Eyebrows have been found to influence attractiveness and mate selection as well.

“Because grandiose narcissists strongly desire recognition and admiration," the researchers said, “they may seek to maintain distinct eyebrows to facilitate others' ability to notice, recognize, and remember them; hereby increasing their likability and reinforcing their overly positive self-views."

How did the study find this out?

First, the researchers administered the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (or the NPI) to several undergraduate students. This test is designed to measure the narcissism personality trait through how much respondents agreed with statements like “The world would be a better place if I ruled it." Narcissists (surprise, surprise) tend to agree with such statements.

It's important to note that the NPI doesn't measure clinical narcissism. Rather, it measures the personality trait of narcissism. To one degree or another, we all have some element of self-love in our personalities, only some people love themselves to excess.

After taking the NPI, the students' faces were then photographed, and the researchers asked a sample of participants to judge how narcissistic the photographed faces appeared. At this stage, all participants were able to accurately guess how highly each photographed person had scored on the NPI. This result was no surprise since it's already known that observers can judge narcissism from a person's appearance alone.

Using a clever cognitive trick, the researchers could determine if it was the faces as a whole or a distinct feature of the faces that conveyed narcissism: People process upright faces as wholes, but inverted faces are processed as collections of features. Because the participants could predict narcissism when the faces were inverted, the researchers concluded that one specific feature of the face was clueing people in.

Then, the researchers obscured different features of the faces until they had narrowed down which was giving off the telltale vibes of a narcissist. Surprisingly, participants could judge how narcissistic someone was even if they could only see a single eyebrow.

The participants were also asked to rate eyebrows in terms of femininity, grooming, and distinctiveness, but only distinctiveness was correlated with accurately judging narcissism. What exactly does distinctiveness mean? Density, bushiness, brow power; a narcissist's calling card.

Of course, the study was not able to tell whether people who are more likely to be narcissists also have inherently bushy eyebrows or whether narcissists tend to deliberately cultivate bushy eyebrows. And, although it ought not to need to be said, not everybody with bushy eyebrows is a narcissist and not every narcissist has bushy eyebrows. Regardless, the study provides insight into how we process faces and our latent ability to detect toxic people before it's too late.

More including video: https://bigthink.com/matt-davis/if-you-want-to-spot-a-narcissist-look-at-the-eyebrows
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 11:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Change out the word leverage with buying on margin - same thing

  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 12:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Long read but quite worthwhile, if you support the Democratic Party or just want to confirm what you already knew/thought about the 2018 election.

To Take Back the Map, Democrats Need a Plan to Revive Heartland Cities

  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 12:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
He’s established his credentials as an unrepentant liar. We should respect that and not believe a word out of his mouth.

Potus ?
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 21, 12:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Notice how the lobbyists are right in the middle more or less to take full advantage of everyone regardless. Same with the bankers, real estate weasels and Hedge funds.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 22, 5:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Not sure if you have gone to see the offerings at this place in San Ramon. They also have a showroom in Las Vegas. Stopped by a few times when they were in Dublin. They do consignment and going there in person they are more than happy to answer all kinds of questions for you.

  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 22, 5:17am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There are no shortage of military families getting monthly assistance including the Coast Guard who is doing without pay while intercepting drugs, illegals, etc.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 22, 5:22am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
most Christians are patriotic and proudly so as the rights listed in the Constitution and Amendments are specifically granted not by a government or a "Leader", but rather by God.

Kindly direct me to the book/verse(s) in the Bible where the United States is mentioned by name. For the life of me I have not been able to locate said passage. All my life I have been searching where God/Jebus singled out the United States and have yet to find it.

Even after contacting devout patriotic Christian luminaires such as Pat Robertson, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, Oral Roberts Ministries, Pat Buchanan, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum etc. not one was able to direct me to the passage(s) in question however I did get numerous requests for money, the more I promised to send in, the more Christian I would become - supposedly, or in some cases more Patriotic and blessed.
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 22, 6:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If there is supposed to be a separation of Church and State in this country, why do I continue to see the American Flag displayed in the church ?

Catholic, protestant - doesn't matter. If you get really lucky, you might stumble upon someplace using the old 48 star version.

Is this because old parishioners tend to forget what country they are in during the hour or so they are inside the building ?

Maybe to subtly remind everyone that separation doesn't really exist. ?

Everyone hired the same interior decorator who had a thing for red, white and blue ?

Anyway - can someone explain why this is necessary ?
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 22, 6:08am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says
They just act, and are surprised always by the ramifications

Is this similar to the current administration just figuring out the cost of the shutdown is more than double the original guess ? Supposedly one would think that a person who is a real estate developer would have a pretty good handle on cost estimates.

Tenpoundbass says
I work with nothing but Liberals

This was verified how?

Tenpoundbass says
they make decisions to take servers off line because they think no one is using it. Because they were just told they need to set up paperwise.

Sounds similar to the "I was just following orders" defense that has been used in the past by non-liberals.

Tenpoundbass says
God I miss when Conservative critical thinkers ruled the enterprise.

As do I, when was the last time this happened in this country ? Critical conservative thinking that is...

Trickle down ?

Invading Iraq?

Invading Afghanistan ?

Regime change policies ?

Cutting taxes while starting a war that was going to pay for itself but hasn't ?

Running the deficit to record highs from the time Mitch McConnell became majority leader ? (The deficit has increased 77 percent since McConnell became majority leader in 2015.)
  Kakistocracy   ignore (1)   2019 Jan 22, 10:45am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Trader says he has ‘no money at risk,’ then promptly loses almost 2,000%

Investing legend Jack Bogle once said that “if you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.”

He didn’t mention anything about a 2,000% loss though.

That’s where 1R0NYMAN comes in. The anonymous trader/internet legend created a stir on Reddit earlier this month with this absolute corker of a trade .

It’s called a box spread, a four-sided options strategy billed, in theory, as a riskless arbitrage play using call and put options. In this case, it started with a $5,000 “investment” executed through Robinhood, a no-commission trading platform.

Check out The Options Guide’s detailed explanation.

Clearly, 1R0NYMAN figured it was a slam dunk.

“I have not money at risk,” he responded to those questioning his approach in Reddit’s raucous “Wall Street Bets” group. “It literally cannot go tits up.”

Famous last words.

Even one of the group’s moderators pleaded, “DO NOT DO THIS,” pointing out the potential downside. But that didn’t stop 1R0NYMAN.

A few days and some unforeseen twists later, he shared the results:

More: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trader-says-he-has-no-money-at-risk-then-promptly-loses-almost-2000-2019-01-22

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