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"What if Trump refused to lose?"

All 2020 election results must be monitored and verified. Unless Vlad and rumpie are "under the weather", expect massive interference. imo

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/polls-now-show-biden-defeating-trump-in-the-2020-election-but-what-if-trump-refused-to-lose-2020-05-20?mod=opinion

Opinion: Polls now show Biden defeating Trump in the 2020 election, but what if Trump refused to lose?
Published: May 21, 2020 at 1:32 p.m. ET
By Chris Edelson

Presidential election must be held in November, and results must be honored by both candidates
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Thu May 21, 2020, 04:03 PM (26 replies)

Take the Red Pill?

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/elon-musk-and-ivanka-trump-share-a-moment-on-twitter-then-the-creator-of-the-matrix-claps-back-2020-05-17?mod=home-page

Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump share a moment on Twitter — then the creator of ‘The Matrix’ claps back

Published: May 18, 2020 at 10:25 a.m. ET
By Shawn Langlois
Take the red pill

..snip
That’s Tesla TSLA, +1.41% boss Elon Musk delivering a cryptic message on Sunday to his 34.3 million Twitter TWTR, +3.00% followers — the latest in a long line of his social-media headscratchers.
After Musk recently named his child ‘X Æ A-12,” nothing should come as a surprise anymore. But, really, what is he talking about this time?

For the uninitiated, the “red pill” could be a reference to the science-fiction classic “The Matrix.”
Without going too far down the nerdy rabbit hole, the film’s protagonist, played by Keanu Reeves, is given a choice: He can take the blue pill and return to his regular life, or he can choose the red pill and learn the whole truth about living in a computer simulation.
Basically, blissful ignorance or hard truths.
…snip
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon May 18, 2020, 02:21 PM (4 replies)

The first rule of "fight club",

"you do not talk about fight club". Hello, Mr. Soros, I always break the rules, mea culpea.

These lyrics captured my attention tonight. The mood of the nation, and the world, seems to be heading toward despair for some and violence by those who follow that mad man in our White House.

Let's caste aside that doom and gloom. Deny rumpie and mcturtle their play for power. Send them both to the dustbins of infamy.


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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue May 12, 2020, 09:54 PM (2 replies)

Melinda Gates grades the Trump administration's coronavirus response

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/melinda-gates-grades-the-trump-administrations-coronavirus-response-and-its-a-pretty-low-score-2020-05-08?mod=mw_more_headlines

Melinda Gates grades the Trump administration’s coronavirus response — and it’s a pretty low score

Published: May 8, 2020 at 11:14 a.m. ET

By Nicole Lyn Pesce

‘We need leadership at the national level,’ she says

Well … it’s technically a passing grade, right?

Melinda Gates, co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave the Trump administration a D-minus for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We need leadership at the national level,” Gates told Politico. She pinned her low marks on the country’s lack of a coordinated response for two months now.

“We have governors who are stepping up, luckily, but now we have 50 different homegrown state solutions instead of a national response.”

Gates, 55, cited Germany as an “exemplar” country that has testing and contact tracing down to a science. Germany’s COVID-19 case count as of Friday morning was 169,430, with 7,392 deaths. America’s case count was 1.26 million, the highest in the world for weeks now, with 75,670 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

If the U.S. followed Germany’s example, she said, “We would be testing, first, health care workers and then the most vulnerable, and you’d be doing contact tracing. And we would be able to start thinking about slowly, slowly reopening places in society in safe and healthy ways, but we have a lack of a coordinated effort.”

...snip
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Fri May 8, 2020, 09:05 PM (3 replies)

Thank you for your service, Jared Kushner

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/thank-you-for-your-service-jared-kushner/ar-BB13qBDb

CNN

Thank you for your service, Jared Kushner

Opinion by Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
5/2/20

What is most galling as the nation faces its worse crisis since World War II is how the Trump family keeps demanding recognition for their brilliant work and also our thanks for the catastrophic mess they have helped land us all in.

Case in point is Jared Kushner, who has fallen upwards throughout his life, inheriting a vast real estate empire and then making one of the worst purchases in the history of Manhattan, which was buying the office building at 666 Fifth Avenue for a then-record $1.8 billion in 2007, a lemon which was only finally taken off his hands after his father-in-law became president.
…snip
This is the kind of thing we expect in a banana republic: the nepotistic incompetence and the demands from the public to lavish praise on the brilliant ruling family.

It would be laughable if there weren't so many lives lost already and so many more in our future.
So, Jared Kushner, we, the American public, want to thank you for your service.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon May 4, 2020, 10:20 AM (2 replies)

Donald Trump is in a life or death struggle to assert his pathological values and views on the US.

The title of this post is an eye catching quote from Ian Hughes.

All credit goes to the author of the Daily Kos diary by Hal Brown. I have bookmarked the article, after reading, to share. The author writes in a style that is a must read from start to finish, imo. Reading the material and links gave me a wonderful two hours plus of my much needed affirmation of my “confirmation bias”. This is why I call him IT and monster.

Comments follow the article, they include “Snidley Wiplash” an American who claims to have gotten what he voted for; followed by a take down from “PurpleQuill”. Know your enemies, “The Art of War”.

https://www.euronews.com/2020/04/22/joining-up-the-dots-shows-the-true-depths-of-trump-s-dangerous-narcissistic-pathology-view?fbclid=IwAR1IRdNGCoQp08UHFiAzZ06SwwBtN3JbLfA7Anzf4HeiFKbAzaLv_qmurwQ

Ian Hughes
4/23/20

Joining up the dots shows the true depths of Trump’s dangerous narcissistic pathology
There has only been one headline worth printing since Donald Trump was elected president. That headline is "Donald Trump suffers from a dangerous incurable narcissistic disorder which makes him incapable of empathy and reason. He is a grave danger to the US and the world."

Instead of stating this disturbing fact, the evidence for which is voluminous, the mainstream media have over the last three years led America down the rabbit holes of normalising him and trying to understand him as you would a psychologically healthy human being. But Donald Trump is not a psychologically healthy human being and reporting on him as if he were, empowers him and disempowers people of reason. Acknowledging his pathology is fundamental to reversing this imbalance.

Although the mainstream media have largely refused to name Trump’s disordered mind, a cohort of mental health professionals have been consistently sounding the alarm. During the 2016 presidential election campaign, three psychiatrists wrote to then-President Barack Obama warning that Trump’s widely-reported symptoms of mental instability led them to question his fitness for office. Since Trump was sworn in as president, Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee has been leading a group of mental health professionals in a concerted campaign to raise awareness of the dangers posed by Trump’s pathological mental state.

There has only been one headline worth printing since Donald Trump was elected president. That headline is "Donald Trump suffers from a dangerous incurable narcissistic disorder which makes him incapable of empathy and reason. He is a grave danger to the US and the world."
Instead of stating this disturbing fact, the evidence for which is voluminous, the mainstream media have over the last three years led America down the rabbit holes of normalising him and trying to understand him as you would a psychologically healthy human being. But Donald Trump is not a psychologically healthy human being and reporting on him as if he were, empowers him and disempowers people of reason. Acknowledging his pathology is fundamental to reversing this imbalance.
…..snip much more at link includes defining and discussing Extreme narcissistic behaviour

Ian Hughes
Author and Senior Research Fellow at MaREI Centre, University College Cork


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/23/1939721/-A-story-about-Trump-s-dangerous-malignant-narcissism-from-Europe-s-No-1-international-news-website?utm_campaign=trending

A story about Trump's dangerous malignant narcissism from Europe's No. 1 international news website
Hal Brown
4/23/20
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:13 PM (8 replies)

Are feds interfering with Phoenix PPE orders?

Phoenix Mayor, (D) Kate Gallego, is not alone. Heck of a job, Jared, you have blood on your hands. We will remember your mafia style crime family come November.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/are-feds-interfering-with-phoenix-ppe-orders/ar-BB12ZU4A?ocid=hplocalnews

NBC Channel 12 Arizona
Are feds interfering with Phoenix PPE orders?
Joe Dana
4/21/20
…snip
City of Phoenix chief financial officer Denise Olson tells 12 News the city has not been able to fulfill a PPE order for more than three weeks.

“We’ve had couple situations where the vendor said they could not meet those orders, that they’d been commandeered by the federal government. But then we went and tried to check that, and we don’t know what that means,” Olson said.

Olson says two of those vendors were Minnesota-based Fastenal and the Los Angeles-based Dunn Edwards.

Dunn Edwards denied knowing anything about that claim.

A spokesperson for Fastenal tells 12 News manufacturers of the masks stopped sending them inventory at the direction of the federal government and therefore the company had to cancel its order to the City of Phoenix.
RELATED: Phoenix fire chief: protective gowns getting 'hijacked'
…snip
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:16 AM (3 replies)

Are feds interfering with Phoenix PPE orders?

Phoenix Mayor, (D) Kate Gallego, is not alone. Heck of a job, Jared, you have blood on your hands. We will remember your mafia style crime family come November.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/are-feds-interfering-with-phoenix-ppe-orders/ar-BB12ZU4A?ocid=hplocalnews

NBC Channel 12 Arizona
Are feds interfering with Phoenix PPE orders?
Joe Dana
4/21/20
…snip
City of Phoenix chief financial officer Denise Olson tells 12 News the city has not been able to fulfill a PPE order for more than three weeks.

“We’ve had couple situations where the vendor said they could not meet those orders, that they’d been commandeered by the federal government. But then we went and tried to check that, and we don’t know what that means,” Olson said.

Olson says two of those vendors were Minnesota-based Fastenal and the Los Angeles-based Dunn Edwards.

Dunn Edwards denied knowing anything about that claim.

A spokesperson for Fastenal tells 12 News manufacturers of the masks stopped sending them inventory at the direction of the federal government and therefore the company had to cancel its order to the City of Phoenix.
RELATED: Phoenix fire chief: protective gowns getting 'hijacked'
…snip
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:14 AM (2 replies)

Warren Buffett's favorite stock-market indicator 'scares the bejeezus' out of this investor

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/warren-buffetts-favorite-indicator-scares-the-beejezus-out-of-this-investor-2020-04-20?mod=home-page

Warren Buffett’s favorite stock-market indicator ‘scares the bejeezus’ out of this investor
Published: April 20, 2020 at 4:32 p.m. ET
By
Shawn Langlois

Billionaire investor Howard Marks just told CNBC on Monday that “the world is more screwed up” than what the action in the stock market might lead you to believe.

Gary Evans of the Global Macro Monitor blog would agree.
“After the Fed effectively fully nationalized the financial markets by bailing out junk bonds on April 9th, turning Wall Street into a Soviet Sausage Factory, almost any type of analysis, which was on its way out anyway, was rendered completely meaningless,” he said.
….snip
“I would say basically we’re like the captain of a ship when the worst typhoon that’s ever happened comes,” Berkshire’s Charlie Munger said. “We just want to get through the typhoon, and we’d rather come out of it with a whole lot of liquidity. We’re not playing ‘oh goody, goody, everything’s going to hell, let’s plunge 100% of the reserves [into buying businesses].”
Read:Here’s the real reason why Buffett is sitting on all that cash
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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 02:45 PM (1 replies)

Richard Branson offers private island as collateral for loans to save his airlines

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/richard-branson-offers-private-island-as-collateral-for-loans-to-save-his-airlines-2020-04-20?mod=home-page

Richard Branson offers private island as collateral for loans to save his airlines

Published: April 20, 2020 at 9:05 p.m. ET
By Mike Murphy

Billionaire says Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia desperately need government aid amid coronavirus shutdown.

Millionaire Richard Branson is pleading for government support for his airlines, and has offered up his private island in the Caribbean as collateral on loans.

In an open letter to Virgin Group employees on Monday, Branson said his two airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia VAH, +6.17% , need help to keep operating in the wake of coronavirus-related shutdowns worldwide.

“Over the five decades I have been in business, this is the most challenging time we have ever faced.”
— Richard Branson

…….snip
Branson said he will offer his most prized possession, Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, as loan collateral. “As with other Virgin assets, our team will raise as much money against the island as possible to save as many jobs as possible around the group.”

In addition to being his family home, 74-acre Necker Island, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017, is a luxury resort that employs 175 people.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 02:42 PM (9 replies)
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