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re: Steve Bannon pushes leftist economic plans to Trump admin - Doc Fenton
Yeah. I will say that it's generally a bad thing to have to hang your hopes on the President-elect not really meaning what he said. So I am on record for opposing this type of political negotiating process. But one last point--he did elevate Priebus to Chief of Staff over Bannon, and that was a s...
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re: Steve Bannon pushes leftist economic plans to Trump admin - Doc Fenton
[quote]Trump himself said he wanted the $1T in infrastructure after the election[/quote] Okay, but he can't pass that himself. It has the appearance of staking out a maximalist bargaining position so that he can declare victory when he gets something much less. (Infrastructure pork spending is so...
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re: Steve Bannon pushes leftist economic plans to Trump admin - Doc Fenton
I think Trump deserves the benefit of the doubt (EDIT: or maybe just "the uncertainty of doubt") until he actually names officials and recommends/lobbies-for legislation in Congress. I am someone who was wrong about the Trump phenomenon from the start, and who still doesn't fully understand it, b...
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re: If Trump wins what is the play tomorrow? - Doc Fenton
Nice. I'm thinking of moving some cash into U.S. Treasuries (maybe TLT or IEF) with the recent crazy run-up in yields. Anyone think yield rates are going to continue to climb?...
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re: Who was the worst non Trump supporter who now supports him since he won - Doc Fenton
[quote]I'm waving to you cordially from the train. You should have bought a ticket as we want to go to the same destination. Hopefully, I'll see you there.[/quote] Thank you. :lol: I'm hopping in the establishment limo with the Cigarette Smoking Man. We're gonna lay low and see how this whole ...
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re: Who was the worst non Trump supporter who now supports him since he won - Doc Fenton
I still can't say that I really support Trump. As Limbaugh once said of Obama, "I hope he fails," at least in the context of failing to deliver on some of his absurd campaign promises and startling foreign policy inclinations. That being said, I must admit that the idiotic reaction from liberals ...
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re: Seriously no Brexit high court ruling thread? - Doc Fenton
[quote]Brexit is most likely not happening now, guys.[/quote] :lol: I don't think so. This will just make the Conservatives stronger, and paint Labour as even more unpopular than they already are (which is pretty bad). We discussed this a little bit in other threads last summer (e.g., [link...
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re: Did the poliboard like Bush when he was president? - Doc Fenton
[quote]like Bush[/quote] Yes. [quote]did this place love W?[/quote] Definitely not. And I only speak as someone who started posting in 2007 shortly after the Democrats retook Congress. Remember, the GOP had been in open rebellion against the Bush Administration since 2005 (even John McCa...
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re: Deutsche Bank Litigation / Bailout Watch - Doc Fenton
I'm not used to phone-posting. Anyway, the main article that caught my attention this weekend was this 8-part piece from Spiegel, "[link=(http://m.spiegel.de/international/business/a-1118157.html)]The Deutsch Bank Downfall[/link]". There have also been recent articles about China's government ...
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re: Deutsche Bank Litigation / Bailout Watch - Doc Fenton
I haven't posted on this topic in a few weeks, with DB's share price breaking past $13. However, there are still faint rumblings being heard from both Europe and China. Bloomberg: "...
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re: When Hillary Wins the Election and Goes to War with Russia - Doc Fenton
[quote]Fear mongering us back to the neo-con days. Only one man can save us from the nightmares.[/quote] Fear-mongering is a stupid term, but if it ever in the history of the world applied to a political situation, it would definitely apply to what Putin is doing now. I don't even think most o...
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re: What exactly is the goal of Hillary's proposed No-Fly Zone? - Doc Fenton
[quote]Iraq had all of that too. Then we invaded and shut it all down.[/quote] Okay. You're not to be taken seriously. I get it....
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re: What exactly is the goal of Hillary's proposed No-Fly Zone? - Doc Fenton
You've got quite a bit of conspiracy theory going on there, buddy. [quote]Doc Fenton thinks the world works like a Risk board. Naive and terrifying.[/quote] I doubt you're really terrified. Given the types of things that you've asserted in this thread, and think that our own government has bee...
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re: What exactly is the goal of Hillary's proposed No-Fly Zone? - Doc Fenton
I understand that the position I'm taking is a political outlier, but it's not as crazy as it might seem when you understand the hawkish arguments against Iran. Many other people make them, but don't take the extra step of actually advocating for active steps toward regime change in Iran, but that's...
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re: What exactly is the goal of Hillary's proposed No-Fly Zone? - Doc Fenton
Iran has often given support to al Qaeda, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad, all of them Sunni terrorist organizations. It also played both sides by supporting al Qaeda in Iraq during the war....
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re: What exactly is the goal of Hillary's proposed No-Fly Zone? - Doc Fenton
Oh, it'll suck, and there will need to be an occupation after. I'm just saying, that's where 37 years of history have been leading us. I don't see how this thing between us and Iran will ever get better until one regime falls. It's possible that we could contain Iran and let them crumble under th...
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re: What exactly is the goal of Hillary's proposed No-Fly Zone? - Doc Fenton
Unrealistic is thinking Iran's sponsorship of radical Sunni & Shiite anti-American terrorism is ever going to get better and go away on its own....
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re: What exactly is the goal of Hillary's proposed No-Fly Zone? - Doc Fenton
[quote]What do we get out of all of this bombing and waring?[/quote] A more stable and prosperous Middle East, a drastic reduction in radical Islamic terrorism, and an opportunity to disengage from military affairs in that region and return home....
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re: What exactly is the goal of Hillary's proposed No-Fly Zone? - Doc Fenton
I see no present need to bomb anyone who isn't allied with Iran....
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