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  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 21, 12:50pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

NuttBoxer says
Rin says
Ok, after two years in office, Trump is still not a war monger unlike all his predecessors, Republican or Democrat.


* Bloated defense spending approved
* Troops still in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and military bases around the world.

The fact that he even considered an attack when OUR drone got shot down for being in close proximity to their country is as imperialist as you get. We have actively engaged in destabilizing Iran multiple times going back to the Shah, caused chaos in countries bordering Iran, and recently attempted a false flag against them in the Gulf.

The MIC is alive and well under the Trump regime.

I'm calling BS on this because for the most part, since the height of the Cold War (see Korea), the Pentagon has been running things.

And thus, the best that anyone in Congress or the Presidency can do, is to contain it, before it erupts into WWIII.

So yes, NO PRESIDENT will go cold turkey on the military-industrial complex but instead, will find a way of containing it. At the moment, Trump has done a far better job here than any of his predecessors.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 21, 1:07pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Guys, cut this 'Clark Kent' crap and join me at some German FKK clubs where banging chicks is legal ...

Any questions?
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 21, 1:19pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's both, a hate group and a religion but in this case, a religion for the Arabic ppl of the world.

What needs to happen is that the Turks and Persians need to fully reject Islam and then, send that religion back to the sands of Arabia where it belongs.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 21, 1:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

RC2006 says

How much does that setup cost?

Give these guys a call ...

  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 21, 4:21pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
I’m just amazed that more of this sort of thing hasn’t happened with those refugees.

Believe it or not but the USA is a far more welcoming country than much of western Europe. A lot of stateside Muslims don't really want to be Middle Eastern-like but were indoctrinated by dickweed mullahs so that they follow along that path.

If Islam were eliminated, meaning that we shutdown all the Mosques, much of these Syrian refugees would be no different than assimilated Greeks or Italians even within a single generation, not too distinct from the Cambodians who'd fled the Khmer Rouge back in the late 70s.

My Cambridge MA post ...

  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 22, 3:45am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

rdm says
These massive increases are for the most part unnecessary and counterproductive. Moreover, the Trump administration’s policy of significantly increasing defense spending

Actually, that's exactly how one operates the Pentagon, give 'em cash but don't let 'em create wars on their own. Otherwise, chances are, one will end up like JFK.

When Vietnam was in the quagmire, see Johnson-McNamara-Westmoreland era, Nixon inherited the whole thing but then, ordered attacks on the Ho Chi Minh trail in Cambodia/Laos (which was done clandestinely earlier & no one mentions that), strategic bombings in the North, thus making the Paris Peace Accord happen by '72.

And no, there was no "Vietnamization" during Westmoreland's time, as the US didn't equip the South Vietnamese to fight on their own earlier so yes, it took those extra 3 years to finish the war.

The primary reason why Saigon fell in spring of '75 was that Congress stopped resupplying the South Vietnamese army once the entire US army was already out of there by '74. Without an industry of their own, the opponent, the North side, was able to re-arm thanks to Chinese support and we know the rest of the story.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 22, 9:48am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm not sure, I knew a South Vietnamese officer who was among the lucky ones to get out before the '75 collapse and later settled down in the Boston area.

His experience was that by mid '74, the average soldier had up to 3 magazines per week vs the usual of 7-8 when the US army was still there prior to the closure of "Vietnamization".

In effect, he echoed let's call it the Republican spiel, that the South was reduced to a poor man's war whereas the North was armed to the teeth. And the North did take their time, throughout '74, testing the South incrementally, making sure that they didn't have enough counter firepower before the grand offensive in the spring.

So I'm sure when 'rationing' kicked in, the ones who already had the pre-existing armory, didn't share it and thus, the fact that funds were getting cut from above, did abet the collapse of the South's defenses.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 25, 12:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

just_dregalicious says
Vietnamese I knew the SF bay area were some of the most patriotic people I've ever met.

I'd say the same for the ones here in New England. Here's my blurp on the war & why I never accepted the nuevo left's ideology that the ordinary Vietnamese wanted communism especially when the facts showed that the communists, starting in '75, put at least a million southerners into labor/re-education camps after the war, instilled martial law, creating a refugee situation (a.k.a "The Boat People"), only eclipsed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.


" I knew a South Vietnamese officer who was among the lucky ones to get out before the '75 collapse and later settled down in the Boston area.

His experience was that by mid '74, the average soldier had up to 3 magazines per week vs the usual of 7-8 when the US army was still there prior to the closure of "Vietnamization".

In effect, he echoed let's call it the Republican spiel, that the South was reduced to a poor man's war whereas the North was armed to the teeth. And the North did take their time, throughout '74, testing the South incrementally, making sure that they didn't have enough counter firepower before the grand offensive in the spring.

So I'm sure when 'rationing' kicked in, the ones who already had the pre-existing armory, didn't share it and thus, the fact that funds were getting cut from above, did abet the collapse of the South's defenses."
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 25, 8:05pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


Hundreds are dead and thousands wounded after an intensive bombing campaign in Eastern Ghouta by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Images of bloodied children, carnage, and destroyed homes have made the rounds across major media outlets. Opinion pieces have slowly started to roll out questioning President Trump’s decision to remain removed from the conflict, with criticism coming most notably from two former Obama State Department appointees, Evelyn Farkas and Frederic Hof, writing in The Atlantic.

This is nothing more than an attempt to confuse the fact that Obama, not Trump, is responsible for the worsening bloodshed in Syria.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since March 2011. More than 500,000 have been killed and millions remain displaced in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the modern era. European governments have been destabilized from the millions of refugees who have fled, seeking safety. How did the United States let it get this bad? Because President Obama offered no leadership as Syria descended into chaos and the world is now forced to face the aftermath of that mistake.

Obama’s decision to remain clear of Syria was calculated. Looking for a major foreign-policy achievement, the president wanted to cement his legacy by signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Negotiators from Tehran issued a warning to Washington that no deal would happen if the United States became embroiled in the Syrian civil war. Presented with the opportunity to secure the nuclear deal, Obama and his team decided to “lead from behind” in Syria, leaving other nations to deal with the issue.

Unfortunately, the Iran Deal had the consequence of significantly accelerating strife in Syria. By freeing up hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctioned money, Tehran was able to prop up Assad and his murderous regime, to the generous tune of $6 to $35 billion a year, according to the U.N. special envoy to Iran, Staffan de Mistura. Oil, foot soldiers, and munitions followed. Worse, Iran was able to provide substantial funding to its proxy group, Hezbollah, whose radical Islamist fighters poured into Syria to support Assad.

Obama’s lack of leadership in Syria also left other actors to fill the gap. Seeing an opportunity to advance his goal of returning Russia to global-power status, Vladimir Putin sent soldiers and military support to the Syrian regime in 2015. Moscow continues to help train Assad’s forces and has partaken in airstrikes. Russia-Syrian joint forces have conducted hundreds of airstrikes in Eastern Ghouta alone.

Even as Russia stepped up its influence alongside Iran and Hezbollah, and the situation continued to deteriorate, President Obama kept America on the sidelines. Syrians faced the meat grinder of the Assad regime, and Washington apparently didn’t feel obligated to highlight the atrocities. The Obama administration remained silent on Iran and Hezbollah’s frequent attacks on civilian populations.

While images of ISIS beheading American captives splashed across television screens worldwide, the Obama administration remained mired in passivity.

Surprisingly, Washington even curtailed the use of military force against radical Islamist groups such as ISIS. While images of ISIS beheading American captives splashed across television screens worldwide, the Obama administration remained mired in passivity. Former CIA director Mike Morrell disclosed that fear of environmental harm, from the destruction of ISIS’s oil wells, kept the U.S. from waging a full-fledged campaign to destroy the terror group and its financing mechanisms. So we launched strikes on individual trucks rather than oil wells or infrastructure.

Unfortunately, Obama’s inaction on this front wasn’t the worst of his blunders. Previously, the president had set a “red line” warning the Syrian government that the United States would not accept the use of chemical weapons in the conflict. “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized,” Obama noted in August 2012.

But the red line vanished. The world watched in shock as Assad slaughtered his own people using chemical weapons, testing the former president’s response. Obama condemned the attack and expressed “grave concerns” over the situation, but no tangible concessions from Assad or military response followed. He proved his own “red line” to be an empty threat, shattering American credibility.

With Obama’s missteps, one is right to ask what Trump has done since he’s taken office. To start, he has loosed the rules of engagement to allow our troops to be less constrained when combating radical Islamist terrorist groups. ISIS remains on the run in both Syria and Iraq and has lost more than 98 percent of its territory, mostly since Trump took office.

The authoritarian regimes in Iran and Russia have also been put on watch. In a recent major escalation, United States forces killed or wounded more than 300 Kremlin-backed guns for hire near the city of Deir al-Zor, in Syria. Assailants attempted to launch an assault on an American base and were obliterated in a clash more deadly than any single occasion during the cold war. Trump offered no apologies or condolences to Putin after it was revealed that dozens of fighters were Russian citizens, fighting under the guise of mercenaries.

Most significantly, the Trump administration has stood firm on its stance that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable. Emboldened by Obama’s feeble response, Assad launched a chemical attack on the Syrian city of Khan Shaykhun in April 2017. More than 80 were killed, with hundreds injured including women and children.

The United States responded immediately, launching 59 Tomahawk missiles at Shayrat Airbase and wiping out approximately 20 percent of the Assad regime’s airpower. Thankfully, these actions made clear that the current administration will take decisive measures to ensure that chemical weapons are not normalized.

Despite these firm actions from the current administration, Trump can do only so much. President Obama ceded too much control to Iran and Russia, and further American involvement would probably initiate a major military confrontation. So when you see the humanitarian catastrophe blare across your television, remember that President Obama is the reason we cannot do more. America’s hands remain tied from past failures.

Blaming the current Syria situation on President Trump is both dishonest and unscrupulous. Obama’s handling of Syria was disastrous. Expecting Trump to fix the mess overnight is ridiculous. He and his team are now attempting to uphold international law and halt the worsening humanitarian crisis. But they have few good options, thanks to President Obama.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 25, 8:08pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If anything, Trump appears to be a President who knows how to actually manage the Vietnam conflict, albeit in a George Marshall way, as oppose to a field marshall, but still, so far, he's doing it right.

In contrast, LBJ simply gave McNamara & Westmoreland carte blanche to do whatever they liked.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 26, 4:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Don't have any kids, because this is how they'll end up.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 26, 4:43pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
I imagine Russia/SovietU might take the cake per capita

That would be Pol Pot of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, roughly 2M massacred in a country of 7M, between 1975 and 1979, which clearly blows away the per capita of either the USSR or the PRC.

But yes, the common denominator is communism.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 26, 5:51pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
HeadSet says
No, the rules were changed. A driver who invested in a $500,000 medallion a couple of years before Uber came along had no choice if he wanted to drive. That cabbie also faced regular inspections and a limit on fares. Now bring in a new cab service that needs no medallion, can charge whatever they like, and then ignores ADA requirements.

Does this mean that somebody who has lost money on Sears stock should be compensated because "rules has changed" when AMZN came along?

No, because no one needs to buy $500K worth of Sears, Kmart, or any other company's stock to start a store front.

For a cabbie, no one can drive a cab (even if the cab is your day-to-day car but re-painted) in NYC, Boston, and a host of other cities without first, buying into the city ordinance which requires a medallion.

Uber/Lyft have broken the rules because none of them are actually ride sharing programs. This is not an association of co-workers or buddies, giving each other rides. These are unlicensed livery services.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 26, 6:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
You don't need to own the medallion to drive a cab in NYC - most cabbies work for somebody who owns one.

Well yes, I actually know one of those fellas, who owns a fleet, and thanks to the fact that he'd started back in the 70s, he's retired now. As for the rest, sure, you can rent a cab, like a car, and that's how I'd do it.

And as for the others ... well, bankruptcy is an option. As for a bailout, that requires one to be a large bank, like Citigroup, not a small fish in society.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 26, 6:24pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
perpertuating his illusion when it bites him in the ass. Life is unfair you say? Yes, it fucking is.

Why do you think that I don't have wife/kids? Because I know that they have the ability to live a rentier lifestyle, based on my work, so I choose to be alone and bang hoes, keeping all of my monies for myself.

The problem here is that earlier, the city ordinances were complied with, before Uber/Lyft decided to violate them w/o any countermeasures by the city which created those rules to begin with. Sure, a long time ago, anyone could have driven ppl around but soon, he'd be fined or jailed by his city, for driving an unlicensed taxi. So why does a big company get to lie, saying that it's a ride sharing/friendship thing, when it's clearly an unlicensed taxi?
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 26, 6:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

And no, the federal govt does not assign vendor licenses to sell online and thus, the AMZN analogy doesn't fly.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 26, 6:56pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
because you don't need a license to drive a cab in NYC - you can be employed by someone who invested in the medallion

Why does one need a medallion? If one owns a car, that's a tool which can be used for business, either for giving ppl rides or delivering something. The whole medallion thing is a city wide monopoly which was only broken by Uber/Lyft illegally, who BTW, didn't invest in any transportation equipment, just Craigslist 2.0.

So what today's owners, a.k.a Uber drivers, are doing is using their asset (daily transportation car) to make money which cabbies couldn't do only a decade ago.

Hugolas_Madurez says
Is it expensive to start a bookstore?

No, I knew one who started a mail order book business back in the late 70s, when all of that stuff was done by catalog and yes, she used her entire house as a storage place. She didn't need to start a bookstore. So her house sufficed as both, a place to live in and a business warehouse.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 26, 8:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hugolas_Madurez says
Before Internet you couldn't hail a "minicab" on the street because they had to run unmarked (to avoid being punished) and couldn't park in designated zones near hotels, rail stations, airports and such. Now you don't have to see it and the drive doesn't have to see you in order to connect. As soon as the need for taxis to be visible has gone away the city has lost the ability to enforce the licensing requirement. It's not their fault, it's just "Internet has changed everything".

Ok, that's a fair enough argument.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 27, 11:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
full time commercial insurance

Yes, don't drivers need to buy some gap insurance to cover the difference between what Uber has and their own personal auto policy?
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 28, 8:57am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

So Bernie's home state, which passed legislation on it (YES, it actually passed), couldn't pull it off. What makes him think that he can do it nationally?

Rin says
He concluded the 11.5 percent payroll assessments on businesses and sliding premiums up to 9.5 percent of individuals’ incomemight hurt our economy.” '

Let me say that it WILL hurt their economy. If Vermont cheese go up by 20%+, along with its maple syrup, ski resort lodges, etc, states like Wisconsin, New York. New Hampshire, etc, will eat their breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Vermont will have to import rich ppl because no one will be able to make a living there.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 28, 10:06am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

First of all, if Bernie wins the Democratic ticket, the story of Vermont's failed single payer will be made nationally known to every single swing state out there.

Right now, his senility is protecting him, however, in a greasy national election, he'll be unable to defend Vermont's failure because Gov Shumlin had a so-called dream team, including the architect of Taiwan's health system, in building Vermont's and despite passing legislation, it couldn't pay the bill.

As for today's time, the only way to make health care available to everyone is to expand the VA system to include all non-working ppl, and thus, would include self-employed contractors, etc, and they can wait in line next to the dying Vietnam vets for some paltry service. Aside from that, without serious cost cutting across all hospitals and conglomerates, nothing will change.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 28, 2:42pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

indc says
1) He wants to go back to "free Tibet".

Not really, a theocratic nation under a monastic hierarchy with him at the mantle.

indc says
2) Buddhists bore brunt of the islamic invasions. So he understand the european's pain.

Yes, this part is 100% spot on.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 1, 11:53am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The Clash covered this topic decades ago

  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 1, 4:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I have an idea, read some books and get educated? Abraham Lincoln did it just like that, over a century & a half ago but yet, ppl can't seem to do it today w/o spending the price of a house on it.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 1, 6:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HonkpilledMaster says
Harvard Law Prof that has a JD from a State University.

And it's not Univ of Michigan, Virginia, or California at Berkeley which are the only state unis which HLS and others will consider as striking distance from their own law programs.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 1, 6:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Here are the law schools which are considered elite, where graduates have a slim shot at academia ...

Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Univ of Chicago, NYU Law, Duke, Georgetown, Univ of Penn, Cornell, Univ of California/Berkeley, Univ of VIrginia, Univ of Michigan. And on the other side of the pond, Cambridge, Oxford, & London.

Once you're outside of the above, your chances drop like a rock.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 1, 7:42pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

willywonka says
Never should have gotten that DNA test and publicized it.

Yep, nothing could have been more obvious than that one.

If anything, it confirms my original suspicion and that's that the real reason why her grandparents forbid her parent's marriage was that her mom was from a poorer county where yes, there were more Native-Americans living there than Caucasians. It's a type of class distinction discrimination vs one based upon race.

I mean aren't there a few white ppl, who live in Harlem, since Manhattan is so overpriced? Still, that doesn't make 'em black.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 2, 9:07am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
then all the better, they'll become co-conspirators and effectors.

If you saw the futuristic movie, Gattaca, where DNA testing determines one's career, the fact that Ethan Hawke foiled the system, made the corporation accept his lie even though for the society of its times, he'd be in jail for fraud.

The idea here is that once foiled, they couldn't admit to the mistake and Liz Warren is now their Ethan Hawke, even though Ethan worked 10x harder than Liz for his achievements in that film. Liz is more the traveling BS artist, I mean salesman for the Law School.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 2, 8:36pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, there is a way to make nuclear safe ...


With less temp/pressure, cooling requirements, and waste management (300 years vs 10K+ years).
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 4, 11:04am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tenpoundbass says
I remember when people called Madonna "Talented".

Not really, when I was a kid, she was considered trashy/slutty despite having a few decent pop tracks. I mean let's face it, she was running around flashing at public places & the 'Like A Virgin' show was practically a prelude to being banged on stage.

The reason for her starting 'lack of musical respect' (despite the hype) was that back in those days, there was a plethora of talented female singers like Pat Benatar, Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, Ann Wilson (of Heart), Terri Nunn (of Berlin), Annie Lenox (of Eurythmics), Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, etc. It wasn't like it was Madonna or bust, like it is today where pretty much, everyone is a diva, talented or not.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 5, 3:45am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TrumpingTits says

When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush. He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of Its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for In return is enough to bury those that did not return." You could have heard a pin drop.

This part is cool.

TrumpingTits says
At French customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on. "You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically. Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously. "Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

Hey, I'm all for the patriotism, however, our passport control guys do exactly the same thing to foreigners visiting & they're even more rude than this insipid Inspector Clouseau guy.

And remember, if it wasn't for Admiral DeGrasse's sinking of the British rescue fleet, Yorktown would have been a failure & thus, we'd still have the Queen on our currency. So it cuts both directions.

Yes, I did learn a bit of French because it helps when one's boinking French-Canadian babes who BTW, are a lot hotter than many women up in New Hampshire & Maine.

So until seeing hoes is fully legal stateside, we still have another American revolution left to fight.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 10, 3:45pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WillPowers says
TRUMP was not a pedo

Exactly! Trump likes to bang adult women like me ...

That's what grown up, yet young women look like ... between ages 20 and 29.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 10, 4:57pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yup, it's pathetic when a person, who looks no different from an "ethnic white" American of Sicilian, Georgian, or Armenian descent, plays the race card.

Geez, perhaps we need to move Vince Lombardi's family to the Sudan so that the HoF coach can get into Yale Law School as a discriminated against African-American.

  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 10, 5:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Visit Adelaide in Australia. All the places there have the best Aussie wines.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 10, 5:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
If it gets you shitfaced, it's Irish!

Just get a bottle of hard liquor and forget the wine stuff for that.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 11, 9:01am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yup, I knew all the way back in November that Pelosi was going to have to muzzle AOC and start a shit show.
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 11, 9:48pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
IRS would consider this income

No 1099 and thus, no paper trail
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 12, 8:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Finally, someone made this boring actress, Ming-Na, from 'Joy Luck Club' into something interesting ...

Guys, can we finally talk about tits and ass?!
  Rin   ignore (4)   2019 Jul 15, 11:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CBOEtrader says
how to bang hoes

It's always best to start out with one's core competency, before branching elsewhere.

CBOEtrader says
Rin says
One more piece on long term investing. If you use the compounding dividend approach, the one thing I'd be very wary of are tech stocks, because when the markets go bearish, they take the burnt of the fall. So yes, prune all your "Dividend Aristocrats" to companies which have their debt under control but also, don't let tech go past the 10-15% mark of your holdings.

It's almost like you know things

In all fairness, I did break one of my own cardinal rules by buying into a mortgage REIT (w/ DRIP), back in 2013, Annally Capital [NLY], before cashing out in 2017, since I'd given up risky plays. Still, thanks to a low interest rate environment & the fact that the entire sector was beaten up, I did get a significant gain despite an overall sideways market for much of the time.
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