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Posted by bucolic_frolic | Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:10 PM (1 replies)

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Brokers make so much money countertrading your trades they no longer need to charge commissions. Most people just grind up their accounts anyway.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Thu Oct 3, 2019, 01:59 PM (0 replies)

Trump rejects globalism but seeks foreign help to win elections

It doesn't get much more hypocritical than that.

And few are mentioning it. In fact, it's a buried interpretation.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed Sep 25, 2019, 09:58 AM (2 replies)

To paint with a broad brush and define our moment

Every power grab in history has ended in an abrupt change in government. It's what historians are missing. It's not just the revolutions and the wars, it's minor skirmishes too. The European Revolutions of 1848, democratic revolts in Italy, Bourbon depositions, Glorious Revolution of 1688, Solidarity, Depressions. Concentration of power squeezes the people. Our Founders thought they had divided power permanently, fractured it temporally, geographically, institutionally, politically with division of legislative, judicial, executive power, time counts, elections, parallel judicial hierarchies, internal mechanisms for revision. But still they came for the power. Our system is everything it was designed to be, but it depended on wise patriots large and small, and an informed citizenry. They didn't realize the extent to which the populace would swallow lies fed them by elites determined to grab the power. Or the extent of concentrated economic power that could be used to exploit and plunder.

This is it. It's all on the table. Hunker down, talk it up with your fellow citizens if any are undecided. Ask the MAGAtzis what they plan to do when power is concentrated against them, in elected offices, in courts, in enforcement, and against their rights. Ask them. That is the question to which the MAGAtzis are blinded. They think nothing is bad as long as they can vent their hatred against their perceived enemy, the dreaded Liberals. Do they like freedom of worship? Stable currency? Independent movement? Ask them. Ask every one of them. Because it's all on the table in 2020.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:22 PM (2 replies)

Here is the link, the finest 14 minutes you can spend this week

Beto articulated a cogent, comprehensive critique of all that Trump is, all that Republicans stand for, from
guns to anti-science, to the dismantling of democracy. This one will make the history books.

https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/o-rourke-el-paso-made-safer-stronger-because-of-immigrants-65324101823
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Aug 5, 2019, 08:07 PM (1 replies)

My question remains ......

WHO is behind the decades long movement to put Trump in office and create this nightmare?

Sorry, I don't think it's Putin, or necessarily Russia or the KGB.

Rumblings of the themes behind his actions have been heard for decades. Inequality between American per capita income, for example, and Russian and Third World incomes. America exporting pollution and not absorbing the pollution they create as another example. And as early as 1972, articles in political journals suggesting that the Soviet Union and America would ultimately to some extent merge their political systems, we becoming more like them, they adopting our methods.

And post-Election 2000, when Bush v. Gore was looming, I heard a radio clip of a European politician crowing the uncertainty. "So much for your vaunted American democracy!" or something close to that.

Every power that ever existed in the world wants to regain power. Donald Trump did not plan this. He's an opportunist at best, lurching to the front of what is essentially an ultra-Libertarian bus. But DJT had no expectation that he could run and win. Now if you go back to the years of Sarah Palin seeing Russia from her house, the lens becomes a little clearer.

I have no answers for the questions posed here. Just perplexity and suspicion.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Tue Jul 2, 2019, 07:48 AM (1 replies)

The alarm bell sounded on July 27, 2016: "Russia, if you're listening ...."

The fear and anger they generated at HRC kept us occupied defending her instead of attacking Trump's agenda.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sun Jul 22, 2018, 12:04 PM (0 replies)

It's been hinted about for weeks if not months

https://twitter.com/20committee/status/1011614704773541888

https://twitter.com/20committee/status/1011627653957332993


Back in 1950, the bombshell arrest of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg as traitors & Kremlin spies would have appeared troubling & out of absolutely nowhere -- a sinister FBI plot, even -- unless you were one of the very, very few Americans cleared for VENONA. Consider that a #HINT.

Sure are. Ditto with Hayden. They're both leaning forward, dropping easy-to-read hints of TS/SCI behind Mueller's green door. You know why? BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT'S COMING.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sat Jul 14, 2018, 12:53 PM (2 replies)

Steve Schmidt: By A fluke, Voters Elected An Imbecilic Con Man Morning Joe MSNBC



"a crisis that Trump created"

the U.S. global order is in peril

the decline of the United States has begun

chilling.

This second video is perhaps the most important, in my opinion, of this year. This is where it's all going, this is what's on the line, this what we're fearing and fighting and not getting any help from the GOP

Steve Schmidt: GOP Is "A Threat To Liberal Democracy" | All In | MSNBC

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Fri Jun 29, 2018, 06:05 PM (26 replies)

Forget "Where's Melania?" this is now "Where are the Eagles?"

Trump DISinvites Philadelphia Eagles!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/philadelphia-eagles-white-house-super-bowl-trump_us_5b15c73fe4b0129b529d357f

President Donald Trump rescinded an invitation for the Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

“They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country,” Trump said in a statement. “The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.”

He said the fans would still be welcome at the White House on Tuesday but for a different ceremony meant to “honor our great country” and “pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it.”

Several Eagles players, including safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Chris Long, had said they would skip the ceremony while others had waffled on their participation. Eagles officials had left the decision up to the players.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Jun 4, 2018, 07:13 PM (12 replies)
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