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    Re: What just happened this last weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    I never heard that before, nice music.

    What bothered me is why did the opening Announcer: "Though I have good news and thought bad news. A companies made have a new system called is which, Earschplittenloudenboomer."

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    was done in German.

    We all know why because it was a cheap allusion to Hitler and his evil. I keep running in my mind other accents and my impressions of what that might be.
    You need to consider the time when it was recorded and released, and listen to it in high volume, to the very end.
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    Re: What just happened this last weekend?

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    As far as the US economy goes, what you're omitting is that he's put the economy into extreme overdrive.
    To me, such an assessment would be good news! About time!!

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    While that may lead to an appalling crash eventually it will be after he's left office and for the time being it has the potential to make him very popular indeed.
    I sit here watching many getting excited at the rise in the stock market as if it represented the strength of the economy. Anybody who pays attention to Wall Street [and other major markets] knows it is all driven daily by faith and perception by short-term investors.

    Dow Falls More Than 600 Points, Set for Worst Week in Years

    Hardly a crash, just eventual.
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    Re: What just happened this last weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    I sit here watching many getting excited at the rise in the stock market as if it represented the strength of the economy. Anybody who pays attention to Wall Street [and other major markets] knows it is all driven daily by faith and perception by short-term investors.

    Dow Falls More Than 600 Points, Set for Worst Week in Years

    Hardly a crash, just eventual.
    It annoys me when reporters or politicians try to present that day's stock market results as the state of our economy. The Dow going up to not translate into economic health for the majority of citizens. Just like the recent tax scam law, the stock market grains/losses help the few while ignoring the majority.

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    Re: What just happened this last weekend?

    help the few while ignoring the majority.
    That is Trump, and brexit, in a nutshell.
    The crowd: "Yes! We are all individuals!"
    Lone voice: "I'm not."

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    Re: What just happened this last weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    That is Trump, and brexit, in a nutshell.
    Except that Trump got a Minority of the votes. Brexit got a Majority.

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    Re: What just happened this last weekend?

    Liar Johnson made a speech today that was supposed to convince Remainers to support brexit. It was just a rehash of his campaign speeches, had no specifics whatever and basically said, "Trust me, it will be great."

    Honestly, the fact that even at this point he can't come up with anything concrete about brexit speaks volumes for the competence of the cretins supposed to negotiate brexit and implement it when they can't even agree among themselves what they want.

    Brexit had better be a success because if it isn't brexiters will be blamed and if people are losing jobs and homes because of brexiters (who are solely responsible for brexit because without their votes it would not have happened) then I'm not sure how restrained that blame will be.
    The crowd: "Yes! We are all individuals!"
    Lone voice: "I'm not."

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    Re: What just happened this last weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Except that Trump got a Minority of the votes. Brexit got a Majority.
    Are you really trying to claim that because brexit got 52% of the vote as a consequence of lies, illegal bots and Putin's interference that means it is not for the benefit of a small, ultra-rich minority who can move money around easily to take advantage of changes? Did you know both Rees-Mogg and Redwood are advising their rich investing clients to move their money out of the UK for a few years (which only makes sense if you can then come back and buy when the economy has tanked and prices of say, property, are lower)?

    Are you really claiming that because 52% voted for brexit that fact makes it for the benefit of ordinary people?
    The crowd: "Yes! We are all individuals!"
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