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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump FY18 budget proposal "A New Foundation for American Greatness" on: May 24, 2017, 10:12:58 pm
For some reason the Trump budget was deleted by TT. I've re-enclosed it here. It's a PDF format.

Question of course; why is the surplus and deficits numbering system odd on pp. 25? Surpluses are marked with a - sign. Secondly, why is the national interest going from $240 billion in FY 2016 to $431 billion by 2020? Our national debt isn't doubling by then. There might be a technical reason for this but I don't get it.

More questions as I go through it.
If the economy improves, interest rates will rise. On average, treasury debt matures in a little under 6 years.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: When is the first time you heard about Donald Trump? on: May 22, 2017, 01:17:23 am
Sometime in the 80's, probably late 80's, from wrestling.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Nuclear Elmo on: May 22, 2017, 12:10:28 am
Grover is Bitter
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump tells advisers he wants to end key Obamacare subsidies on: May 21, 2017, 11:41:35 pm
Time for retaliation. Best to cut the illegal payments until they behave.
If we're going to cut illegal payments, how about we start with the illegal foreign emoluments that Trump is getting?
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Atlantic: The 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' Dodge on: May 20, 2017, 05:58:39 pm
It's a mild malady at this point.  There does seem to be a tendency to cast even ordinary political events as evidence that Trump is actually Kang.  The malady largely is contained to the internet these days -including this forum- rather than the media or politicians as happened with Obama Derangement Syndrome.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump set to propose paid family leave in budget proposal on: May 19, 2017, 11:30:25 pm
Presidents propose, Congress disposes.  This ain't going nowhere, and wouldn't even if Trump wasn't such a wounded duck.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump tells advisers he wants to end key Obamacare subsidies on: May 19, 2017, 11:26:54 pm
Trump wins again!
Not really, but at this point he has nothing left to lose.  As long as he's going down he might as well destroy the Republican Party at it.  The idea that this would force the Democrats to the negotiating table is ludicrous, especially now.  If he weren't already weakened by so many self-inflicted wounds, maybe he'd a get a few Senate Democrats, but even then not enough to avoid a filibuster.  The fallout from destroying Obamacare will fall squarely on the shoulders of Trump and most likely the rest of the Republicans.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Donald Trump be granted a pardon by his successor? on: May 19, 2017, 01:26:19 pm
Only if he releases his tax returns. Grin
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Why do so many posters use the phrase "let the states decide" on: May 19, 2017, 05:12:23 am
It's because on so many issues, those who claim to be in favor of letting States decide, only do so when their position doesn't find favor with the Federal government.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Avast thinks Atlas Forum is malware....LOL on: May 19, 2017, 05:09:41 am
It wouldn't be surprising that this place is malware infested.  Malware is attracted to computers that aren't regularly patched and it's been years since we last had an Update.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TDB: Trump is telling aides he wants Flynn *back in the White House.* on: May 18, 2017, 02:51:12 pm
I'm telling you ...... the orange slug has severe mental illnesses.

This is very disrespectful.
Agreed. We shouldn't make fun of the mentally ill by comparing them to Trump.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump told he can't land helicopter on ancient Israeli site - cancels speech on: May 18, 2017, 02:49:33 pm
This isn't really something to criticize him over. He has the right to land wherever he wants and make his trip based on his needs, plans, etc...I'm sure Obama and Bush and Clinton modified their trips appropriately to fit their personal needs.

The point is that he's canceling a speech because he'll have to ride a cable car, instead of being allowed to land on an archaeological site.

But he didn't cancel it, he relocated it. There's plenty of things worth criticizing our narcissist-in-chief about, but this isn't really one of them.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dow Jones has dropped 370 points in the midst of the Trump drama on: May 18, 2017, 02:42:21 pm
The market was ready for a correction and Trump provided the reason this time. Unless the market gets a lot worse, this isn't particularly troubling to anyone with some financial experience. So expect Trump to complain about Wall Street unfairly piling on to the witch hunt.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: May 18, 2017, 12:20:37 pm
Technically, this should be 1.1 as the Obama 2.0 thread covered his 2nd term approvals. It just goes to show how obsessed with approval Trump is that he managed to exhaust a thread in four months that Obama could make last four years.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WaPo: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russians on: May 16, 2017, 07:11:07 am
I am no fan of our Apprentice President, but the details that have been publicly revealed so far are neither worrying nor dangerous to our national security. The optics are bad, but so are the optics of monomania.
16  General Discussion / History / Re: How did the Pacific & other islands get settled? on: May 13, 2017, 02:35:57 pm
Back during the ice ages, New Guinea was attached to Australia while Borneo, Sumatra and Java were part of the Asian mainland.  While you couldn't walk from one to the other, the islands in between are close enough that it's not surprising that the area was settled long ago.
17  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Have you fully read a religious text? on: May 13, 2017, 02:17:59 pm
No, they're long. Smiley

Not all of them.  The Dao De Jing is quite short, tho it isn't by any means the entirety of the Daoist canon.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Missouri 12th state to pass Article V Convention of States resolution on: May 13, 2017, 08:49:09 am
Incidentally, if this ever does manage to get called on a partisan basis, I would fully expect that in addition to this convention of the states, it would be sent off to be ratified by conventions in the states, since clearly the Democrats would be able to block any amendments sent to the state legislatures.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 12, 2017, 09:39:44 pm
Can we please forget about the attempts to derail the thread from the fact that the President of the United States was mad at the the Director of the FBI for investigating the President's campaign's ties to a foreign power, so he threw a temper tantrum and fired him?

Actually, I thin Trump was more angry that people kept saying that Comey was responsible for Trump being president instead of Trump himself.  His fragile ego just couldn't handle it.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 12, 2017, 09:38:24 pm
Can this thread become the 'Russiaism is the new Birtherism' thread? (Gass might want to edit it)

Not really, considering Obama made it through his 8 years without being impeached.   We can't say the same for Trump.

Also, there weren't any FBI investigations of Obama's birth certificate.  One obvious reason: HE PUBLISHED IT.  If you believe that the Russia story is just a conspiracy theory, then surely you're for Trump producing some documentary evidence to debunk it -- like his tax returns?

Well, yes, the FBI was not interested in investigating whether Barry was actually qualified to be President, for whatever reason. If they were....such investigations would have began around January 2008 at the latest, and would have carried on at the minimum 3 years.
I doubt it would have taken the FBI 3 years to get a copy of a birth certificate.  And that assumes they decided to ignore all the other evidence that showed he was born in Hawaii that was already out there.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Missouri 12th state to pass Article V Convention of States resolution on: May 12, 2017, 09:29:08 pm
The last time this came close to happening, the Congress finally got off its duff and sent the 17th Amendment to the States precisely to keep an Article V convention from happening.  If we get close to having an Article V convention, then if there are any potential amendments out there that could get bipartisan support, I'd expect them to be made and sent to the States in hopes of forestalling a convention.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump Fires Comey on: May 12, 2017, 12:06:06 pm

NEW REPORTING: Comey is 'not worried about any tapes'

And no doubt Trump isn't worried. He probably thinks any problems the tapes might cause him can be fixed in 18 minutes.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 2nd representative defects to Libertarian Party in New Hampshire on: May 10, 2017, 08:06:29 pm
I'll be impressed when the Libertarians manage to elect 2 NH Reps directly rather than as disguised members of another party.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: dakota access pipeline springs a leak on: May 10, 2017, 08:04:46 pm
And how many gallons would be spilled when even one 27000+ gallon rail car leaks?  Comparing no DAPL to no oil transport at all is foolish.  The idea that no DAPL would mean the oil would stay in the ground is sheer idiocy.
25  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Opinion of Theistic Satanism on: May 10, 2017, 07:58:54 pm
It seems idiotic to deliberately concoct a deity in contradiction to a belief system you claim to not believe in except as an exercise in irony like the LeVeyans do.
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