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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesbones View Post
    Incarceration should be used as a punishment for violent crimes or crimes that endanger society.

    We need to cancel the War on Drugs. Also, no true conservative would support the privatization of prisons. Taking away rights enshrined in our Constitution should be limited to state organizations only. Fucking disgusting.
    Sounds good to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Djan Seriy Anaplian View Post
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    Their parents should have thought about it before they got caught

    Quit whining

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    This is how religious conservatives back people like Trump: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN1JI1A9

    PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) - He styles himself as America’s best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.

    Meet Dennis Hof, whose political rise reflects fundamental changes in electoral norms that have roiled the Republican Party and upended American politics during the era of President Donald Trump.

    “This really is the Trump movement,” Hof, 71, told Reuters in an interview at Moonlite BunnyRanch, his brothel near Carson City in northern Nevada that was featured on the HBO reality television series “Cathouse.”

    “People will set aside for a moment their moral beliefs, their religious beliefs, to get somebody that is honest in office,” he said. “Trump is the trailblazer, he is the Christopher Columbus of honest politics.”

    When news broke that Hof had won the nominating contest for a state Assembly seat on June 12, evangelical pastor Victor Fuentes said he closed his eyes and prayed.

    He did not ask God to deliver Nevada and the Republican Party from Hof, the thrice-divorced author of “The Art of the Pimp” who campaigned as the “Trump of Pahrump.” Although Christian groups have long rallied against the state’s legal brothel industry, Fuentes was willing to overlook Hof’s history as a champion of the flesh trade and gave thanks for his victory.

    “People want to know how an evangelical can support a self-proclaimed pimp,” Fuentes said in an interview at his home in Pahrump, an unincorporated town of 36,000 people that is the largest community in the sprawling, rural district where Hof is favored to win in November’s general election.

    He said the reason was simple. “We have politicians, they might speak good words, not sleep with prostitutes, be a good neighbor. But by their decisions, they have evil in their heart. Dennis Hof is not like that.”

    The pastor said he felt Hof would protect religious rights, among other things.

    In Hof’s Republican-leaning district, seven evangelicals said they voted for him because they believed that he, who like Trump is a wealthy businessman and political outsider, would also clean up politics and not be beholden to special-interest groups and their money.

    “I’m kind of rich, I’m kind of famous, and I’m surrounded by hot chicks. I don’t give a damn what anybody says about me,” Hof said.

    The source of Hof’s wealth - he owns a strip club and five legal brothels - did not deter his supporters.

    Nor did the allegations by several women that Hof sexually abused them. Hof denied the accusations, including a former sex worker’s claim that he raped and choked her several years ago, and the voters interviewed by Reuters dismissed them as lies.
    The most interesting part of this article was this:
    Hof was reluctant to discuss his own Christian faith.

    “I don’t share my beliefs with the public,” he said. “I don’t feel the need to go to church on a regular basis.”
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    European Union counter tariffs went into effect today. And Trump is now threathening to put a 20% tariff on imported Cars "IF" EU don't withdraw the counter sanctions.

    Wow the retardation is real, burn those bridges some more....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Caldrion Dosto View Post
    European Union counter tariffs went into effect today. And Trump is now threathening to put a 20% tariff on imported Cars "IF" EU don't withdraw the counter sanctions.

    Wow the retardation is real, burn those bridges some more....


    FT is paywalled.

    That said, IIRC almost all cars sold in the US are also built there? God he is retarded.

    I would love to watch when someone tells him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Caldrion Dosto View Post
    European Union counter tariffs went into effect today. And Trump is now threathening to put a 20% tariff on imported Cars "IF" EU don't withdraw the counter sanctions.

    Wow the retardation is real, burn those bridges some more....


    FT is paywalled.

    That said, IIRC almost all cars sold in the US are also built there? God he is retarded.

    I would love to watch when someone tells him.
    Unfortunately, most motorcycles aren't (I think), and they've tried going after those before.

    It took a decent push from the US dealerships saying "no, really, you're gonna put half of us out of work," to change the trade office's mind last time they proposed a tariff on foreign bikes.

    This time around, it's pretty obvious they don't care about the self-inflicted economic damage, so who knows what'll happen.

    Not that I'm even in the market for a bike these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steckersaurus View Post

    This time around, it's pretty obvious they don't care about the self-inflicted economic damage, so who knows what'll happen.
    Trumps pattern is pretty obvious by now. He does whatever gets him cheers from his base and his base believes almost anything he says. This child snatching was a bit too much even for them so he backed off but that won't happen on the subject of tariffs as that subject is a bit more mercurial.

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    looks like some things never change

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
    Their parents should have thought about it before they got caught

    Quit whining
    Yeah, fuck those children!

    You disgusting cunt.

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    I mean its Smarnca, what did you expect? The tariff wars Trump is engaging in is completely reminiscent of the ones the US put in place in the 30s in response to growing global unrest and some stupid sense to want to go isolationist. Then again, it's not like anything bad happened at the end of the 30s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Caldrion Dosto View Post
    European Union counter tariffs went into effect today. And Trump is now threathening to put a 20% tariff on imported Cars "IF" EU don't withdraw the counter sanctions.

    Wow the retardation is real, burn those bridges some more....


    FT is paywalled.

    That said, IIRC almost all cars sold in the US are also built there? God he is retarded.

    I would love to watch when someone tells him.
    Wasn't a big part of starting the trade wars about the demise of us car industry and all of the cars being assembled in canada or mexico now (or imported)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by depili View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Caldrion Dosto View Post
    European Union counter tariffs went into effect today. And Trump is now threathening to put a 20% tariff on imported Cars "IF" EU don't withdraw the counter sanctions.

    Wow the retardation is real, burn those bridges some more....


    FT is paywalled.

    That said, IIRC almost all cars sold in the US are also built there? God he is retarded.

    I would love to watch when someone tells him.
    Wasn't a big part of starting the trade wars about the demise of us car industry and all of the cars being assembled in canada or mexico now (or imported)?
    Ironically, most of the cars that are built in the US are European brands, because it's cheaper than paying the current import duties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
    Their parents should have thought about it before they got caught

    Quit whining
    Yeah, fuck those children!

    You disgusting cunt.
    he thinks he's being funny
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    A perceived unfairness due to having such a huge trading surplus with countries like China. That's actually money pouring back into the US though, but people gonna whinge. The steel issue the US has is that most of their steel is simple stuff, whereas most places in the EU and Japan have started focusing on more high end steel which brings in more money. The problem for the US isn't trade surplus, it's a lack of specialisation and they can't compete with Chinese cheap steel because China is subsidising it far too much, making far too much and dumping it elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    A perceived unfairness due to having such a huge trading surplus with countries like China. That's actually money pouring back into the US though, but people gonna whinge. The steel issue the US has is that most of their steel is simple stuff, whereas most places in the EU and Japan have started focusing on more high end steel which brings in more money. The problem for the US isn't trade surplus, it's a lack of specialisation and they can't compete with Chinese cheap steel because China is subsidising it far too much, making far too much and dumping it elsewhere.
    I like the part where US manufacturing, specifically including car manufacturing, gets repeatedly kicked in the balls because now they suddenly have to pay higher metal prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rami View Post
    A perceived unfairness due to having such a huge trading surplus with countries like China. That's actually money pouring back into the US though, but people gonna whinge. The steel issue the US has is that most of their steel is simple stuff, whereas most places in the EU and Japan have started focusing on more high end steel which brings in more money. The problem for the US isn't trade surplus, it's a lack of specialisation and they can't compete with Chinese cheap steel because China is subsidising it far too much, making far too much and dumping it elsewhere.
    China is very close to transitioning into a consumer economy and pouring money into American agriculture/factories. This little tiff will obviously delay that process.

    These tariffs are dumb on so many levels.

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    Yeah it's just weird scenes. Trump crying "omg so much surplus" but that's literally billions of $$$ flowing into the US. Derp.

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    Having just finished a forex/investment course I am not sure that man is intelligent enough to understand how the balance works and just how complicated the interactions and aftereffects can be.

    Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
    Having just finished a forex/investment course I am not sure that man is intelligent enough to understand how the balance works and just how complicated the interactions and aftereffects can be.

    Sigh.
    That's ok, he's not smart enough to work out how to tie his own tie..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Isyel View Post
    Having just finished a forex/investment course I am not sure that man is intelligent enough to understand how the balance works and just how complicated the interactions and aftereffects can be.

    Sigh.
    That's ok, he's not smart enough to work out how to tie his own tie..

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/t...17-1?r=US&IR=T
    If Trump were to learn how to tie a tie correctly, he wouldn’t need to do that. He has solved a problem he shouldn’t have had in the first place.
    Funny how accurately this correlates to his behaviour as president in general.

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