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Faux News made a big deal of the Obama bow and a friend who gets his news from Faux was incensed about it. I had fun emailing a link from the Gooog showing images of past presidents bowing. Fun!!!
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It is all well and good to call out The Donald's ignorance of Asian naming systems, but, more importantly; Who bowed the lowest!!!!!!. Remember the fuss about Obama bowing?
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Words like this make me crazy: "The idea that renegotiating trade agreements will “make America great again” by substantially increasing job creation and economic growth swept Donald Trump into office." NO NO NO NO!!!! A failed part of our electoral process gave him the office over the vote of almost 3 million people. Time to get rid of that failed system - The Electoal College.
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All 7 points occurred at HCN, Calculated Risk's comment page. Bill McBride and Ken Cooper shut HCN down. The inmates now go to https://www.reddit.com/r/Hoocoodanode/comments/5rugmf/comments_another_solid_employment_report/ https://www.reddit.com/user/hoocoodanode/comments/ and here http://muddyeconomist.com/mudbiker/index.php/2017/02/02/some-random-concerns-and-observations/ It will be interesting to see how these comment pages evolve.
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Re: Addition to smuggled drugs from Mexico. Been reading of the Oxycontin epidemic in America and the clampdown on prescriptions. The story went on to say the drug manufacturer in response was focusing marketing on 2nd and 3rd world countries. I am lucky as I am allergic to Opiates. The doc had me on morphine without telling me of its side effects. I spent more time recovering from those than the original surgery.
Our need for drugs certainly is the cause for Mexico's Pain. I understand your point. I also remember reading of Black Jack Pershing running round Northern Mexico trying to bring Pancho Villa to justice. Poor Mexico. So far from God and too near the USA.
Dean Baker bruited this idea: http://cepr.net/blogs/beat-the-press/a-trade-war-everyone-can-win "The alternative is simple: Mexico could announce that it would no longer enforce U.S. patents and copyrights on its soil. This would be a yuuge deal, as Trump would say."
Re: The certainty of death https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Drug_War Seems to be many Mexican casualties with no reduction in drug cartel leaders.
Just running it up the flagpole. Mexico can't do anything if we put our military on the ground in Mexico. The Mexicans do have some interesting responses if we do.
It will be interesting to read the comments on this idea. First to come to mind would be that maybe the Chinese and Russian navies having home ports in Mexico?
Definitely!!! He should have written the Trump-Putin-Comey regime.
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Nope. Interesting link but mine was Gideon on Trump Lies an the danger of them. Credibility.
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Gideon Rachman weighs in: https://www.ft.com/content/bbd596d8-e14e-11e6-8405-9e5580d6e5fb
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New lens are my next medical adventure. Results vary but my friends are satisfied. Now if they could come up with a procedure to fix peripheral neuropathy.
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"1850 to 1950 saw the invention of jet aircraft, telephones, indoor plumbing, gas cooking and heating, electric refrigerators, streetcars, automobiles, radio and television, antibiotics, and steel-and-concrete construction." Grand Pa Hiram, 1860 to 1943 almost got all the way there. Me 1935 to ??? As the old joke goes; I was promised Flying Cars and all I got was 140 characters. I will gladly accept the medical technology developed in my span. I hope the good profs hopeful observation that European army's have not fought since 1945 remains true. mr. trump leaves me worrying.
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Out here in the Gamma Quadrant, it is common to see State of Jefferson signs. It is also easy to understand the reason. They feel left out and ignored. Well in a democracy, one man one vote, politicians will cater to where the votes and money are. So. Cal. and the Bay Area. The State of Jefferson right from the get go would have a negative Gross State Product. With two senators representing trees, cows and retired folks they think they could clamp a firm grip on some Federal money.
Two Stories: 1. A couple I knew went to Brazil in the peace corp -1970's. The man was to teach the Brazilians how to steal our electronic tech. The wife was not assigned a project as upper class women in Brazil did not work. She observed over the two years they were there a hospital construction job. Hundreds of workers would enter the project and do what ever. At the end of the two years she could detect no change in the building. 2. A college prof went down to Brazil to study their cement industry. He found that a yard of installed concrete was just as expensive in Brazil as in America. One difference he observed was in America sacks of cement would be delivered by a truck driver with a fork lift. One or two guys. In Brazil, the same amount of cement would be delivered by two trucks. One loaded with the sacks and one loaded with the swampers who load and unload. The Brazilians needed expensive workers.
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At 81 those charts are interesting and depressing. I am past the age where the end of life is lost in the fog on the trail ahead. The Wall, or should that be cliff, is looming. Nice that I fall in the upper bound. The quality of life is more important than the length. So far so good on my quality.
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Stand with Bill McBride!! http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2017/01/these-are-not-normal-times.html
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Everyone should stand with Bill McBride!!! http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2017/01/these-are-not-normal-times.html
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Sorry this is not on topic but it was so startling to me that I had to see if Col. Lang could comment: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/off-the-rails--3
These are the fellows that shut down HCN comments on CR. It was fun while it lasted.
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Re: Facts Won't Save Liberal Democray If facts won't then maybe reality will?
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I recall that soft wood timber imports from Canada were implicated in the decline of American timber. I also think I recall a tariff put on Canadian wood that encouraged the Canadians to upgrade their mills and out compete American mills under the tariff.
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