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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:51:59 AM »
Every good team is built keeper out. So Donnarumma or schmeichal?

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:04:18 AM »
Obama is not the issue here Stew, let it go.

The issue is politicians acting in the interest of their donors versus the interest of their citizens

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 12, 2017, 08:30:01 AM »

P Diddy, I lived in America for 22 years all told, every day a legal tax paying citizen who never took a dime of State moneyfor any reason, I went to the USA a huge fan of FDR and the Democrat party, after living in the states and experiencing the rancid, disgusting politicians of the democrat party my allegiance changed, I am not now nor never have been a republican, I like to see them win because they, at the local level are good, hard working people, my kind of people.

Except that you weren't actually a citizen, meaning you couldn't actually vote.

you could of course have made campaign contributions to have influenced the outcome of the campaign without actually registering one vote.

Sort of like the Russians...

I think I remember you saying in the past that you did have a situation where a dem politician was less than useful to you, and a local Republican stepped in to help. Is that accurate?

General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: June 11, 2017, 09:18:46 PM »
Rubbish.There is no comparison even with culture in Newry and Dundalk.Unionism and nationalism have cross fertilised in many ways.Bands and parading are common to both sides,as is plain speaking,thriftiness etc.North of Ireland has a culture and way of life separate and distinct from Britain and the South of Ireland.

Out of curiosity. Is crossmaglen culture closer to Dundalk, and poyntzpass closer to *Larne?
Or are you making it up as you go along?

**** f**king spellcheck

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:24:16 PM »
And while Mbappe would be a great buy, I don't see Liverpool paying the ask. Maybe I'm just resigned to the same auld summer of dashed hopes.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:20:45 PM »
You still paying tax on the USA stew or did you renounce your citizenship?

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 11, 2017, 02:10:43 PM »
Appreciate that note Stew.
I have been I living in the US more than 15 years, but never illegally. Work visas then permanent resident.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 11, 2017, 03:40:14 AM »
Not that it has anything to do with you argument, but I am not nor I have I ever been living or working illegally in the US.

And yeah, Russia.

It's not the zero votes they cast that you want to be worried about, it's their impact on the make up and operation of the united states government.

Any other craic?

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:07:59 PM »
Impeachment requires majority vote, not possible.

The president is a liar says the newly sacked director of the FBI
Russia did interfere in the election
Special investigator has all the evidence, his call.
Dodd Frank shut down against the banks advice and No-one noticed​

somehow this is normal. Four legs good two legs bad.

The US tax and electoral system is broken. The right to free speech has been so bastardized that wall to wall opinions are characterized as news.

The people of the US are been screwed by a system that is in no way shape or form set up to provide for them.

I may disagree with many of the posters here but their right to an opinion is absolute. Sadly the right to provide misinformation and to solicit their opinion against their best interest is being well catered to. The myth of the American dream which is now out of the reach of 99.99% of the population is being used to drive votes. What do you mean health care and education, if you follow your dream and become a billionaire, you wouldn't want to pay tax would you? Hell no I wouldn't. Well then vote like you were a billionaire!
Women's rights? Education? Billionaires don't care about that.
Fair and balanced? Course we are, says so in the slogan doesn't it?
Loony left taking our jobs, our money, our way of life. Course they are President said so didn't he? Believe him, he keeps saying it.

Russia should be our friends, they have no interest in screwing with us.
China are taking our jobs, these deals are bad, very bad for the American people I'm going to renegotiate, I do deals.

You know what let's vote for him, he's a successful businessman, what's the worst that could happen, and anyway I hate Hillary.

Paul Ryan "the president is new at this, he's new to government, so he's not steeped in the long-running protocols that's established between DOJ, FBI, and White Houses. He's just new to this."

When we keep presenting opinions on either side as facts, and we demonize other opinions you get a polarized society. Lowest common denominator gets the most votes and everything is presented as being in the interest of the lowest common denominator. which is apparently the coal mining industry in the US, which to be clear employs less people than Arby's and according to the CEO of the biggest coal company in the nation said Trump can't bring those jobs back.

Stew and Fox, I disagree with you entirely. But I don't see an option in the current political system in the US that provides something for your well being in a manner that makes you happy.  So I'm stuck with your rants and I'm sure I will snap back at a few of them.

In the meantime to all with an interest in US politics. Read, educate yourselves, look at US history and look at economic distribution by area and industry. Look at migration patterns, aging population demographics and youth demographics. Look to the future and how you'll deal with it, because now is already the past.

And to prove that economists occasionally get stuff right, Mr Keynes once said, "in the long run we are all dead" so there's that to look forward to.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 09, 2017, 03:56:56 PM »
I love it that the democrats hung Comey out to dry and then, when he started to turn on Trump they fell silent and supported him, now, a few hours after his testimony they have egg plastered all over their faces and Trump is more secure than ever, long live this version of the democrats, they are absolutely useless, toothless and and completely unfit to govern, everything they touch turns to shit.  ;D

I'm not sure you and the rest of us live in the same version of reality

The interesting question is going to be what will the next election cycles bring to the fray in terms of educating voters and providing facts. All politicians in the US have been on this tenuous connection with reality based on the polarization of press coverage, so that the broadcasters can line their pockets.

The current president may even get another term, but I don't think we have reached the zenith of hate speech, foreign governments and fake news influencing the aging masses.

When the former FBI director calls the President of the United States a liar, and the speaker of the house says it was perfectly understandable that he behaved like that, as he doesn't really know how government works, and the interpretation of observers is that Trump is more secure than ever, it is clear that there is a significant problem.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 05, 2017, 04:00:58 PM »

Should they kick the illegals out of America BEFORE redistributing this wealth or fack it, should you and your fellow illegals get to have money they have not earned also???

I cannot be arsed with the science because your other points are so sickening I thought they needed attention, you are some pup, you went were you did not have the right and want money from others you did not earn, what are you are a sanctuary city supporter?

Thank you for reminding me why I despise the looney left. )

Businesses are taxed as are the working and middle classes, the mega rich do not pay their fair share of taxes and the right deserves a lot of criticism for this however BO has just left office after eight awful years, what did he do to tackle the issue of taxation of the one percenters??????

No matter what way you slice it, deflect from it or hurl abuse at people who call you out, you had no right whatsoever to be in the United States, so forgive me if I give not one fiddlers fart on anything you have to say on matters pertaining to the US of A, you were there illegally and you are the poster child

I feel sorry for heganboy and his ilk, they contribute little but demand a lot they are not entitled to, they fail to see that if you destroy the basic tenets of a democracy /capitalistic society you actually leave no incentive for people to invest in growth and in the infrastructure of the country, heganboys cunning plan is to tax everyone except the illegals and the c***ts that are fit to but not willing to work, take many billions off rich investors through 'taxation' and they are supposed to be fine with their money being taken, it is typical of the left to want to earn nothing but to be given everything!

I seem to recall Obama bailing out the big banks and the City of Detroit via mega loans to major car companies, he forgot to stop the fat cats getting their so called bonus money for ruining the economy and losing many many billions of dollars, how does that work, I lose my company billions but hey, I get  a five million dollar bonus because my President is a useless twat!

The left had its chance, Trump is a democrat so hopefully next go around we can get a republican in there to sort out the corruption/incompetence of the left in the US.

There is so much nonsense in this assembled rant that it is hard to know where to start. When you say you can't be arsed with science, you also can't be arsed with mathematics economics or facts either really, can you?

Do you understand the concept of federal government in the US? just to be clear the president requires the support of both houses to pass legislation. You know like trump has control of senate and congress right now, so he should be able to enforce change that you're looking for? love your characterization of the banks and car companies rescue, you really nailed it there. Is that a WSJ editorial you are writing?

"Trump is a democrat- can't wait for a republican?" Please tell me any politician in the US with a feasible plan for the US economy. The corruption of politics is endemic, and not limit to one party, and certainly not one ideology.

On a separate note- if I was illegal then my opinion wouldn't count- is that the theory you have today?
I'm not sure how its relevant to my opinion's validity but I am and since my arrival have been a legal resident in the US.
And again showcasing your tenuous grasp on economics in the US, ITIN payers are in most cases unable to claim any benefits, so they are a net contributor to the IRS.

Lets hear your proposals for fixing this mess

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: June 05, 2017, 03:32:42 PM »
Salah- I think he is a good fit for Liverpool, his pace and work rate fit the Klopp model.

My fear for the upcoming year is that we saw a drop off towards the end of the season in terms of performance. Some of that is due to the toll taken on the players of the high press. There were not enough players of the caliber required for a title challenge to play, and not enough of the bench to step up as yet, even though it was good to see a number of the youngsters getting blooded. I think that there has to be a significant addition to the squad, Solanke is a good addition. I think Salah is a good start, and we need more like him.

Obviously there are a lot of pie in the sky rumors this time of year. Lacazette would be huge, but unlikely, Keita is the one I think we should break the bank for, and Van Dijk would be a great pick up.

I have always said that every great team has an outstanding keeper. Big Kasper Schmeichel for me would be the best candidate for Liverpool. I don't believe that either Mignolet or Karius will be good enough this season, and a goalkeeper for Liverpool this season will really need to excel in concentration through the game, and I think that we have seen both current keepers struggle there.

I am a big fan of Studge, and carrying him as a luxury is something that I believe Liverpool should do, but another player is needed for that role week in week out. Lacazette would be immediately impactful and would be an immediate fan favourite, but I'm not sure that Mr Henry is going to fund that kind of spending.

Id like to see how Joe Gomez and Danny Ings could do in a squad role.  I think Milner's days in the left back role are numbered even without Mendy arriving. I think he's a solid choice as a holding midfielder, but again only as a squad player.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 05, 2017, 02:08:12 AM »

One can contribute to society in many positive ways that do not involve paying taxes.

Obeying the law is probably the most obvious

Not taking drugs is another

Not having kids with multiple unsuitable partners would be a third

Raising your kids as best you can would be a fourth

Taking responsibility for your own health would be a fifth

Unfortunately because of the vicious cycle of poverty, criminality and addiction these are easier said than done for many

Who decides Whitey?

Who is a suitable partner?
How do you raise your kids?
What is your responsibility for your health.?

You choose whatever suits your agenda and you keep battering away.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:21:03 AM »
Prof Patrick Johnston, VC of QUB.

Huge loss not only to Queens but also in the fight against cancer. A truly brilliant man. Will be missed.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: June 04, 2017, 01:01:06 AM »
Acceptable rates are those that would promote economic growth for the country, provide for a good standard of education, and health care. Encourage the role of capitalism is it's purest form and remove the bloat from the US budget and create a growing expanding fair US economy based in appropriate spending.

If you think that picking four numbers helps your understanding of that goal buy a scratch card.

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