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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    because unlike your boss, his boss (The American people ) are largely stupid and believe his lies.
    And the mechanisms for accountability are weak or non-existent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    The US markets are bubbling, DOW a burst from it's previous high, NASDAQ swept through that like it wasn't there, nothing makes sense anymore, unless, unless these are being manipulated and specifically for the election. I realise it's folly to second-guess anything nowadays, but IF so then second week in Nov they should swoon regardless of the election outcome.
    And not a shit was given by 90% of the population who are unemployed, underemployed, can't pay their rent, can't pay their mortgage etc...


    I used to be VP APAC for the company with most widely held shares . . . and that was 5.2 million. Not all, obviously, in the US. The emphasis Trump and his gargoyle pack place on this and voters simply love it - though they usually wouldn't be part of the stock market - the wealthy get wealthier and the Trump voters poorer.

    Please, let's not discuss trickle-down economics either . . . it doesn't work
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    It is tech stocks that are booming factor them out of the equation and the rest of the market is shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    It is tech stocks that are booming factor them out of the equation and the rest of the market is shit.
    Being a gubment worker the TSP funds are all I follow. And as you can see in the link below Trumpers are either high, drunk or both with their boast about how much better stocks are doing under Trump versus Obama.

    Rates of return | Thrift Savings Plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    And as you can see in the link below Trumpers are either high, drunk or both with their boast about how much better stocks are doing under Trump versus Obama.
    It really is a terrible economic barometer. Especially when two stocks in particular (Amazon and Tesla) are literally dragging the US stock market around by the scruff of its neck. Been a good year for me as I own shares of both but man as you mentioned most investors/401ks are in funds like the ones you mentioned. If you have a broad diverse portfolio you probably aren't doing so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    It's Thursday 3rd September 2020 and the Attorney General of the United States isn't quite certain if voting twice is illegal or not after the POTUS suggested his supporters do it.
    Say what!?
    You got a link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Say what!?
    You got a link.
    Attorney General Bill Barr: Mail-in voting is 'playing with fire' - CNN Video

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    In fairness to carroturd it appears to me that he was not suggesting that people should be able to vote twice ie. that if they did a postal vote then that would be known when they attempted a booth vote.

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    something to think/freak out about from nate silver...


    Chance of a Biden Electoral college win if he wins the popular vote by X points:


    0-1 points: just 6%!
    1-2 points: 22%
    2-3 points: 46%
    3-4 points: 74%
    4-5 points: 89%
    5-6 points: 98%
    6-7 points: 99%

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    Edit: Snap, I see RC beat me to it, posts crossed



    Just glanced this from Nate Silver:

    Chance of a Biden Electoral college win if he wins the popular vote by X points:

    0-1 points: just 6%!
    1-2 points: 22%
    2-3 points: 46%
    3-4 points: 74%
    4-5 points: 89%
    5-6 points: 98%
    6-7 points: 99%
    It's quite interesting and shows how the Electoral college is stacked against Biden / the Dems.

    It also shows how the Dems can be weak and allow the GOP to steal elections.

    You can guarantee that the GOP would fight tooth and nail for every last point if Biden were to win in anything less than a landslide but the Dems... Meh, not so much, they are too concerned with being perceived as 'fair' for their own good at times I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    but the Dems... Meh, not so much, they are too concerned with being perceived as 'fair' for their own good at times I reckon.
    . . . the Florida chads . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Chance of a Biden Electoral college win if he wins the popular vote by X points:

    0-1 points: just 6%!
    1-2 points: 22%
    2-3 points: 46%
    3-4 points: 74%
    4-5 points: 89%
    5-6 points: 98%
    6-7 points: 99%
    What's a point? Knowing the differential of total votes would be the way to look at this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    What's a point?
    Not sure to be honest though I'm guessing they are percentage points?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Not sure to be honest though I'm guessing they are percentage points?
    Percent of what? Total votes cast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Percent of what? Total votes cast?
    Yep, so it would read...

    Biden Win By:

    0-1%: just 6%!
    1-2%: 22%
    ...

    Full disclosure though I'm utterly shite at maths so could have that completely wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    In fairness to carroturd it appears to me that he was not suggesting that people should be able to vote twice ie. that if they did a postal vote then that would be known when they attempted a booth vote.
    He said "Let them send it in and let them go vote".

    So he's telling them to try and commit voter fraud.

    Would it be any different if he said "Let them go to a bank with a gun and try and get money with it"?

    It's still incitement to commit a felony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Originally Posted by docmartin
    In fairness to carroturd it appears to me that he was not suggesting that people should be able to vote twice ie. that if they did a postal vote then that would be known when they attempted a booth vote.
    He said "Let them send it in and let them go vote".

    So he's telling them to try and commit voter fraud.
    Indeed, he's telling them to attempt to vote after having already voted. In any case the polls do not have an information database to verify whether a mail in vote has been counted already.

    Trump is an utter buffoon.

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    How fkn nuts is it that less than a month ago a bipartisan Senate report was released that concluded Trump was willing to accept foreign assistance in the 2016 election and obstructed the investigation... And it's no longer even really being referenced.

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    Where is the Money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Ladbrokes bookmakers now have Trump as the favourite to win

    Trump paying $1.83 with Biden at $1.98
    Looks like it has tightened a little to even betting ...

    2020 US Presidential Race-screenshot_2020-09-03-ladbrokes-sports-betting

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    After two political conventions unlike any the United States had seen before, Joe Biden maintains an advantage over Donald Trump in the race for the presidency, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

    Among registered voters, 51% back Biden, 43% Trump. The difference in each candidate's support when compared with a CNN poll conducted pre-conventions is within the poll's margin of sampling error.

    CNN Poll: Biden's lead persists post-conventions - CNNPolitics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    What's a point?
    50.5 - 49.5 is one point.
    51-49 is two points.
    etc...

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    Facebook bans new political ads in week before election


    The measures also aim to prevent campaigns and their supporters from making premature claims of victory, a situation some Democrats have described as a doomsday scenario.


    Facebook will ban new political ads for the week leading up to Election Day, Nov. 3, and remove posts that try to suppress or discourage voting, the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday.


    The measures also aim to prevent campaigns and their supporters from making premature claims of victory, a situation some Democrats have described as a doomsday scenario.


    The announcement came as part of a series of steps to address concerns about how Facebook could be used to manipulate the election, and included a warning from Zuckerberg about potential unrest around the U.S. related to the election.


    “The U.S. elections are just two months away, and with Covid-19 affecting communities across the country, I'm concerned about the challenges people could face when voting,” Zuckerberg wrote in a note to staff members. “I'm also worried that with our nation so divided and election results potentially taking days or even weeks to be finalized, there could be an increased risk of civil unrest across the country.”


    Facebook's move comes amid growing fears that President Donald Trump and his supporters will use social media to spread evidence-free claims of voter fraud and cast doubt on mail-in votes, which are likely to delay the final results for several days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    And the mechanisms for accountability are weak or non-existent.
    Wait to see what happens if he is re elected , appoints at least another Supreme Court judge, stucks the federal courts with trump heads , has another trump DOJ , does not have to worry about re-election, and feel like he has a mandate.

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    Remember when trump was going to eliminate the trade deficit and started to impose all these tariffs that made imported goods more expensive for americans?

    US trade deficit surges in July to highest in 12 years


    Do you remember who was president 12 years ago?
    US trade deficit surges in July to highest in 12 years
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    HHS Secretary Azar says Nov. 1 coronavirus vaccine deadline has ‘nothing to do with elections’


    Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar wears a face mask while attending a press briefing about coronavirus testing in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 11, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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    Key Points

    • “It has nothing to do with elections. This has to do with delivering safe, effective vaccines to the American people as quickly as possible and saving people’s lives,” Azar said.
    • Azar said the deadline was made by Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and other “career people” at the agency.



    He said they may need to waive some licensing and permit requirements that could delay the process ...

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar insisted Thursday that the government’s Nov. 1 deadline for states to set up coronavirus vaccine distribution sites has nothing to do with the presidential election two days later ...


    Coronavirus vaccine: HHS Secretary Azar says deadline has '''nothing to do with elections'''
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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