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  1. An opinion or observation of madness

    Wow https://apple.news/AjoGnUisdRiu28Hv8TUlBDw Feds seizing medical supplies. This it seems is a subtle terrorism - it is also hard to wrap ones head around this - is it time to really consider leaving this country? The madness is so open The provoking so prevalent Is it madness to leave if the opportunity has presented itself? 2 trillion in the hands of what is appearing more and more to be a a regime change and full takeover.
  2. An opinion or observation of madness

    You have misread the votes - many were simply for change - a ton of people who wanted to vote for Bernie Sanders included - they voted for Trump as a revolt and a Let’s give it a try” attitude. That is not flying anymore with a whole bunch of those voters. Also you may have forgotten - he did not win the popular vote and very possibly did not win at all - there was considerable proof that votes had been played with in the swing states. Are you a Trump fan? You speak about the Democrats as though you are not one.
  3. An opinion or observation of madness

    Actually it did - he is the third president to be impeached and it mortified him and will always haunt him. And with what is going on now lots of voters will hold the republicans accountable for not ousting this thing when they clearly should have.
  4. An opinion or observation of madness

    I hope this is impeachable and they go for it! https://apple.news/Arf4GPhDDRyCBSUAXHbf-IA
  5. An opinion or observation of madness

    The following article is of emerging importance and could really turn things in some very difficult and lasting ways: From Wired https://www.wired.com/story/the-asian-countries-that-beat-covid-19-have-to-do-it-again/ Round Two The Asian Countries That Beat Covid-19 Have to Do It Again Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan had flattened the curve. Then travelers from the US and Europe began reimporting the virus. Imagine this study on the minds of the governor of Hawaii - they rely on tourism from people all over the world. On the minds of many areas.
  6. An opinion or observation of madness

    I suspect that Trump and his buddies have a financial stake in every comment that he tweets that move the stocks he tweets about.
  7. This is devastating and happening all over the place. Artist particularly are stopped in their tracks. Movie and theater companies, dance and music. Seasonal industries that are difficult in good times.
  8. the following is a fun read - though sad as well https://apple.news/AnP5_j9UCQZWYbYNieJ76CQ Why can’t President Orange Julius be more like the Queen?
  9. What are your thoughts on the peak / bottom of the economics we are facing in the coming weeks and months and possibly years from the corona virus pandemic? USA I have observed a very wide spectrum of opinions regarding this - in my life of 65 years I have never seen the segment of those believing things that are the stuff of mental wards to any noticeable degree until the past few years. I even found out a workman I know actually and truly is a flat earther and believes the entire corona virus thing is a hoax by the Democrats. The fundamentalists have always been fundamentally whacked - but that has been a given and only since the world was ending starting in the years 100, 1000, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2012 and now simply any day, have we seen a real upturn in their whereabouts. But it is no longer just that group, it includes Catholic priests teaching that Democrats are the devil as well (certainly not a surprise - the pope back in hitlers time was friendly to him so nothing is off the table for them - and another inquisition might be just what they need to recover from all the child molestation and murder in their past and current image. But - with that said it is surprising the number of people that seep into a conversation or blurt into one with stupefying idiocy - it is amazing how prevalent it has been here in this blog sphere. So - I am genuinely interested in hearing your take on what’s up and where you think it will bottom out / peak and why. Will it be worse than the Reagan Crash of 1987 ? Worse than the Bush Jr. crash of 2008 ? Will you jump on a packed plane in a couple of months? Sit in a stadium with 80,000 fans? Go to a packed dance hall and busy bar? Those in the most populous and prosperous cities tend to think on either side of the issues, some thinking it will blow over soon and others certain it will be very possibly worse than the Bush jr crash of 2008. Those in the most populous poor cities are pretty much certain they are fucked and in many cases have the adjunct beliefs that this is the apocalypse they have been praying for. Most, but not all, of the rural areas are mesmerized by Fox, flat earthers, prepper’s and as always drugs and alcohol - and right wing corporate interests. The poorer midsection is shutting down factories and laying off huge numbers. The affluent are enjoying the holiday as it is to many and expect their portfolio to blossom again soon enough - though some are concerned that their tenants are not paying and are not sure when their government bailout will arrive - but they are certain it will - when have they ever been forgotten? Meanwhile Biden continues to be wallpaper - I hope he takes on a progressive female VP - something that will get us off our pillows. Trump continues to inspire many of us to carry airbags for the constant vomit we feel coming up when his mask appears - for others he is unlike anything their faith would ever dream of but they are utterly lost in his cocoon of babble. Unlike 2008 - most other countries in the world are in bad shape and will not swoop in to buy up some things and keep us going - they will not be buying up our yachts and going on real estate hunting trips. Many big companies are grinding to a halt world wide not simply nation wide. And the US has not paid a nickel down on its wars and spending - we are already at zero percent - what do the feds have left by comparison? Huge numbers of workers have left or are leaving the big cities and prosperous states - where rents and real estate will plummet - they are going back to huddle with families in areas where houses rent for $600 a month rather than studios for 4500 a month. Students all over the place picked up and left their rooms and apts and went home or hiking and to the beach - those places are empty for April, May and June at least. Interest rates were 4.75 three weeks ago, 3.75 two weeks ago and 2.75 this week - this is NOT NORMAL. The more affluent Maga hat areas seem to be in denial and home prices are staying solid for now and the inventory has not spiked up through the roof at all - while in the more affluent mostly non-Maga hat densely populated areas home sales are flattening or plummeting and inventories are increasing. ( most of the Maga hat areas are not particularly affluent and in general here in the USA almost all of the poorest areas are red areas often full of Maga hats - do you think this will change?). Your thoughts?
  10. tip toeing around trump is ridiculous

    A very large portion of the swamp is imaginary / correction / was imaginary. Huge numbers of professional workers, many with tremendous experience and many that have worked hand in hand with multiple administrations have been fired, their life’s work (our work - our nations rewards) thrown in the can and they have been replaced either by completely incompetent yes men of a delicate and unstable egoistic maniac or entire projects have been dismantled not in favor of draining the swamp but simply in favor of erasing imagined demons by a religious base in order to curry favor in a maze of lies and complete incompetence. Only a fool is assuming perfection - democracy is difficult - nothing is easier than authoritarian rule and disregard for law. Trump is the weakest of men and as petty as making sure his security detail pays full price for his golf carts or being somewhere he is about to appear and then driving 20 minutes away in order to fly into where he just was in a big helicopter in order to make a big entry and look bigger than the smallness that he embodies. Was Hillary exciting? To millions upon millions she was a choice that would break the mold for women in the Not-United States. Just as Barack, for however you might wish to fault him, delivered to millions upon millions the picture of an excellent (black) human being that rose to the occasion in style and grace and did not drop the ball or deliver us into “a recession that would make the Great Depression seem mild” as many thought would happen. Both Hillary and Barrack can speak excellent English and full sentences - they can read - they do not hate science and like working with top experts in their respective field and are not intimidated by them but expanded because of them. Today in this crisis our nations Governor’s are our nations leaders - and from the big and powerful states and most states we are seeing men and women who know the police, their garbage collectors, their small businesses, schools, key infrastructures and actually worry about others and are not looking to take credit for everything being done but readily giving credit out to those experts and heroic workers doing what they can with what they have and working with others.
  11. tip toeing around trump is ridiculous

    Trump is stupid on so many fronts - but primarily as a cause of a number of certifiable mental incapacities. At the same time he does have some capabilities - primarily as a showman and certainly as a confidence man ( con man ). Trump lies at a level never seen in the White House - you can be a “macho” advocate against all organizers and administrators and anyone that has tried to serve the greater good - and you can call out anyone that thinks they (all of them) were at least trying to do good nuts and naive (I don’t care - you fancy yourself as some real clear headed insider - so fine - I could care less). But it is crystal clear that he went through over 400 million of his daddies money and not much longer after that none of the banks in this country would have anything to do with him. Then he got into money laundering and playing on the perception of his name. He sold Trump branding rights and the facade continued. His lies and lying are often not to his advantage and his paranoia is renoun - he is a sick man and he is patently unable to speak to truth as it is known by any standard. His only reliability is that he is sick and seeks to cover up the maze of tales and false fronts that he must constantly shift in order to blurr the path. If you admire this man who has one step in the rubber room - so be it - perhaps it is why you are out in the middle of nowhere - all the puffery is not impressive.
  12. tip toeing around trump is ridiculous

    When you have a president that is a pathological liar - his “leadership” in this time of national crisis is always in question. It is not possible to know if he is lying, working on behalf of all of us or just his favorites and if anything is actually being done that he says is being done. This is not a partisan concern - he is a pathological liar and we need a real leader, professional leadership and trustworthy leadership. Trump is unreliable - his unreliability is his only constant.
  13. tip toeing around trump is ridiculous

    Religion is typically moralistic and instinctive, tribal and base protective - otherness. Energies will come to anyone worshipping or asking for, or resisting anything. The tree god, the christian god, the turtle god - and those energies will appear in any valence that is acceptable whether imagined or real.
  14. tip toeing around trump is ridiculous

    I don’t think in most cases it’s a matter of “master minding” anything - they are not masters of their minds and are far more automatons than assumed when talking about them. They have invested in a fear based religion-sphere - in those areas they speak for Jesus, for God, they point out the Devil, they teach it in their schools, they bully outsiders within their community (non-toe-the-line-Christian babblers). It is a habit - and they do not realize it as such - it is a very real addiction. Then there are some like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mega church preachers of various types and many small local preachers who are clearly selling the push-buttons they peddle and in some cases fake corona virus cures - actual snake oil. No one is willing to go after the ability to hide the profits behind church non-profit status - certainly not the Republicans many of whom tolerate this group and the Democrats just don’t have the spine for cleaning this kind of thing up. How half these guys still have non-profit status is a mystery if not for the fact that they have been stock piling guns now for 30 years.
  15. tip toeing around trump is ridiculous

    Not a chance - he is simply trying to salvage what he can, continues to cut off anyone reminding him that his myth making is constantly changing. He is running a con as always -the latest is that he was always just trying to soften the blow of it all by making light of it in the beginning so no one would panic. Did not have the balls nor the intelligence to meet this thing head on with everything real experts and previous administrations knew were appropriate. Could not act decisively - everything you expect from a weak leader driven by poll numbers and the godless religiosity that comprises his fan base.