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#401 LJ

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:04 PM

Trumps 289 accomplishments...

 

https://www.washingt...promise-keeping


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#402 LJ

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:04 PM

Debt is $22 trillion, so might as well spend more.....

 

  https://www.detroitn...ore/2925719002/


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#403 Cassidy

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:32 AM

Trumps 289 accomplishments...

There are a lot of accomplished criminals in the United States.



#404 lanforod

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:15 AM

There are a lot of accomplished criminals in the United States.

Which is a dumb statement until he's convicted of something.



#405 jonny

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 09:22 AM

Debt is $22 trillion, so might as well spend more.....

 

  https://www.detroitn...ore/2925719002/

 

About the only thing the US Federal Government has accomplished since the fall of the Berlin Wall is the massive and alarming accumulation of earth shattering levels of debt.

 

The United States of America has more debt than the combined market value of the entirety of the Fortune 500. Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Walmart, GM, Exxon-Mobil...add them all up and they're worth less than the amount of money the US Federal Government owes to other entities. 

 

The scale of the US Government is really unfathomable. The amount of money they spend to service their debt could run a G8 nation.

 

And the crazy thing (to me, anyway), is nobody really seems to bat an eye. When's the last time we've heard a major politician advocate for anything close to a balanced budget?



#406 Cassidy

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 02:28 PM

Which is a dumb statement until he's convicted of something.

WTF is "he"?

I didn't mention any names whatsoever ... I simply said that there were lots of accomplished criminals in the United States.

 

Sorry you feel that every reference to "criminals" is a specific reference to Donald Trump (although I completely understand your immediate need to go down that road!).



#407 lanforod

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:12 PM

Your comment was directly in response to Trump's accomplishments...



#408 Cassidy

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 03:29 PM

Your comment was directly in response to Trump's accomplishments...

My comment was a general one, made in a thread about the recent mid-terms.

 

However, you may indeed be completely correct in your belief that Trump is a criminal ... based on recent sworn testimony it would appear that Trump is indeed guilty of breaking Federal campaign finance laws with his payments of the hush money to the two women he had an affair with.

Also it would appear that the Court of the Southern District of New York has multiple charges brewing, most of which are (supposedly) backed by irrefutable documentary evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of Trump and/or his family.

 

Regardless, my comments were about the multitude of politicians who were also accomplished criminals ... thanks for pointing out Trump (by name) as one of that multitude.



#409 lanforod

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:52 PM

Okay. Shrug. Whatever you say

#410 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 05:04 AM

Citizenship question causing an uproar in U.S. has been part of Canada's census since 1901
Trump's continued fight for citizenship question has huge political, financial stakes

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...stion-1.5199780


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 July 2019 - 05:05 AM.


#411 DustMagnet

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 09:14 PM

Citizenship question causing an uproar in U.S. has been part of Canada's census since 1901

 

"Waldman said it's possible a census result showing a high percentage of undocumented people in a specific region of the U.S. could lead to stepped-up Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) patrols there."

Well there's the rub - why does a government want to know about citizenship?



#412 Cassidy

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 06:34 AM

Well there's the rub - why does a government want to know about citizenship?

Wrong question perhaps?

Its about whether the information provided is weaponized.



#413 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 06:57 AM

i suppose there is an argument to be made that you can "weaponize" lots of census data if you want to. religion ethnicity language income age family make-up whatever.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 July 2019 - 07:21 AM.


#414 thaicobb

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:12 AM

There's no penalty for leaving specific questions blank or refusing to answer if interviewed.  Participation is voluntary, but encouraged.



#415 Cassidy

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:17 AM

There's no penalty for leaving specific questions blank or refusing to answer if interviewed.  Participation is voluntary, but encouraged.

Absolutely incorrect.

 

https://www.statcan....smr09/smr09_068



#416 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:23 AM

trigger warning:

 

 

  StatsCan planning to ask gender questions in 'pilot' census — and answering is mandatory
About 250,000 Canadian households are being told to fill out 'pilot' census or face $500 fines

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ender-1.4952288


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 July 2019 - 07:24 AM.


#417 thaicobb

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:44 AM

referring to US census



#418 Cassidy

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:57 AM

referring to US census

Sorry, still absolutely incorrect:

 

"Yes, your response is required by law. The survey is conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code, Sections 8(b), 131, and 182, and Title 42, United States Code, Sections 1861-76 (National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended). Title 13, United States Code, Sections 224 and 225 require your response."



#419 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:12 AM

allowing census question opt out or fibbing (while of course some dies still occur) would seriously affect the data quality.

 



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