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That's why I voted for them!

So I consulted the I Ching, ancient Chinese Oracle...

Hexagram 12, "Stagnation"

Changing Line Interpretations

Line 1 (bottom line)
Inferior forces are advancing, so it is best to reduce your visibility. Others of like mind may follow you into a temporary shelter from events; it is through this means that plans can be made for future action.
Line 2
When events have reached a standstill because of the corrupt influence of inferior people, the wise endure the period of stagnation, and accept suffering willingly in order to preserve their integrity. Avoid submission to inducements that do not serve your long-term interests or violate your value system.
Line 3
Lesser people who have usurped power improperly eventually realize that they are not equal to the task they took upon themselves. When this occurs, a sense of shame overcomes them, and though they may not admit it, they know that they have committed a serious miscalculation. After this point, events may soon take a turn in your favor. Observe your adversaries closely, for their inner feelings may hold the key to future changes.


It only hurts when I laugh...

Hello Presidency - Goodbye Debt to Russia!

This may be a dupe, but I came across this researching Blackstone - Bayrock group.

I feel it provides a pretty good explanation of Trump's Presidential bid.

"Trump owes Blackstone/ Bayrock group $560 million dollars (one of his largest debtors and the primary reason he won't reveal his tax returns)
Blackstone is owned wholly by Russian billionaires, who owe their position to Putin and have made billions from their work with the Russian government.
Other companies that have borrowed from Blackstone have claimed that owing money to them is like owing to the Russian mob and while you owe them, they own you for many favors.
The Russian economy is badly faltering under the weight of its over-dependence on raw materials which as you know have plummeted in the last 2 years leaving the Russian economy scrambling to pay its debts.
Russia has an impetus to influence our election to ensure the per barrel oil prices are above $65 ( they are currently hovering around $50)
Russia can't affordably get at 80% of its oil reserves and reduce its per barrel cost to compete with America at $45 or Saudi Arabia at $39. With Iranian sanctions being lifted Russia will find another inexpensive competitor increasing production and pushing Russia further down the list of suppliers.
As for Iranian sanctions, the 6 countries lifting them allowing Iran to collect on the billions it is owed for pumping oil but not being paid for it. These billions Iran can only get if the Iranian nuclear deal is signed. Trump spoke of ending the deals which would cause oil sales sanctions to be reimposed, which would make Russian oil more competitive.
Rex Tillerson (Trump's pick for Secretary of State) is the head of ExxonMobil, which is in possession of patented technology that could help Putin extract 45% more oil at a significant cost savings to Russia, helping Putin put money in the Russian coffers to help reconstitute its military and finally afford to mass produce the new and improved systems that it had invented before the Russian economy had slowed so much.
Putin cannot get access to these new cost saving technologies OR outside oil field development money, due to US sanctions on Russia, because of its involvement in Ukrainian civil war.
Look for Trump to end sanctions on Russia and to back out of the Iranian nuclear deal, to help Russia rebuild its economy, strengthen Putin and make Tillerson and Trump even richer, thus allowing Trump to satisfy his creditors at Blackstone."
Sources: Time Magazine, NY Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian UK.

"Allow me to introduce myself"...

No, I am not a vampire, or a man of weath and taste.

I am just a new D.U. poster.

It is great to see D.U. back after the attack, and to be here with you all.

Mass Trump hysteria has taken hold, and this is a refuge of sanity and reason.

Thanks for having me.
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