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re: Trump: 'retribution’ for companies that offshore jobs, 35% tariff - maine82
We have a 350 billion dollar trade imbalance with China because all you doofuses shop at Walmart....
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re: How far from U.S. Mainland to snag a new state? - maine82
[quote]I say we either take Alberta or give Illinois.[/quote] Good idea. If we wanted to remain contiguous, Washington state for Alberta is a good swap. Also, in terms of territories, we should go after Greenland. Chock full of natural resources....
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re: If trump talking to Taiwan is nothing why did Reagan and bushes avoid it? - maine82
Nixon and Kissinger opened up China because there was a rivalry between them and the Soviet Union, and Nixon wanted to drive a wedge between them. Reagan continued the policy. So I'm sure the reason Reagan upheld the "One China" policy was because he didn't want to undermine what he really wanted,...
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - maine82
[quote]What happens in these trades is multinational companies move out and go to the cheap ones and sell their product back.[/quote] And we all get a far cheaper cost of living in the process....
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re: I'm at an intellectual crossroad (Free Trade) - maine82
If foreign workers are coming into the U.S. via free trade agreements, they're coming in because they have a skill that a company couldn't find from someone who had already applied for the job. So those foreign workers are usually high-skilled, which means they're educated and intelligent. So th...
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re: Obama would stay in office if Turkish invasion of Syria leads war w Russia - maine82
There's nothing in the constitutional structure that would permit this. There's no martial law option in the document either. The Founders were incredibly wise....
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re: Goldman Sachs President and COO possible Trump appt. for OMB Director - maine82
[quote]Are you psychic or do you have an inside track? Could you share your information source?[/quote] My information source is logic and good deductive skills. NAFTA is far too woven into our economy to strip out. Because we take in cheap imports, the costs of the supply chain for a lot of co...
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re: Goldman Sachs President and COO possible Trump appt. for OMB Director - maine82
[quote]Were there any that weren't?[/quote] Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders were anything but establishment. They represented the far ends of their parties and make a lot people on Wall Street and K Street nervous, that they might actually believe the things they say. Hillary and Donald Trump are...
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re: Goldman Sachs President and COO possible Trump appt. for OMB Director - maine82
I'm also going to enjoy it when Alex Jones finally turns on Trump....
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re: Goldman Sachs President and COO possible Trump appt. for OMB Director - maine82
I'm going to enjoy the reaction when people realize he's only going to tinker with NAFTA....
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re: Hillary Clinton rumored to be considering another go at the White House in 2020 - maine82
Nixon did lose in '60 for POTUS and in '62 for Governor of California. But he was also 55 in '68 and the base of his party was still aligned with him ideologically. Hillary will be 73 and the base of her party is moving to the left. I just don't see it. And I actually think Rubio and Cruz have...
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re: My son wants to be a professional dancer - maine82
[quote]Anyone else's son try to follow this path? What did you do to right the ship?[/quote] You realize that the male dancers on Dancing with the Stars probably get laid constantly (and probably paid really well), right? It's the same reason why some men become college cheerleaders - that's whe...
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re: Op Ed: Reveille Disregards Conservative Students, Opinions - maine82
Looks like things haven't changed on that front....
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re: A&M Announces "Aggies United" Event in Response to Richard Spencer Speaking - maine82
I thought this was good too. It wasn't a sniveling response to the SJWs, it upheld Spencer's right to free speech and it presented an alternative. Solid approach....
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re: Gabbard for SOS, Romney for Commerce - maine82
Gabbard might have been a good Ambassador to the UN but you don't entrust that level of power with a 3rd-term Congressman from the other party. I do think however there are probably moderate-to-conservative Democrats that Trump might consider as Secretary of Defense to show bi-partisanship. Bayh...
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re: Has there been any talk of Jon Huntsman for SOS? - maine82
[quote]But he does have an attractive wife and daughter, Abby. I suspect they would contribute something to improved relations abroad.[/quote] "You stop manipulating your currency, I let you bang my oldest daughter."...
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re: Elaine Chao to be Trump's Transportation Secretary - maine82
[quote]"Elaine Chao will, amazingly, be the SECOND person to have been Sec of Labor, Sec of Transportation and married to Senate majority leader"[/quote] Ooh, ooh, Elizabeth Dole!...
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re: Flag Burning & Justices - maine82
Trump's position is stupid but short of it becoming a Constitutional Amendment, it would immediately be thrown out by the courts. It's never happening. As for his Supreme Court justice candidates, IF he sticks with the Heritage/Federalist Society list, we're fine....
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re: Elaine Chao to be Trump's Transportation Secretary - maine82
Safe pair of hands....
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re: Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble - maine82
I really think Trump should go with Khalilzad. But it doesn't sound like that's happening. Beyond that, I think Mitt's a good choice. Politics are about coalition-building. If Trump chooses someone who differs with him on some issues like Russia and was a critic of his, that speaks well of Tru...
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