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  1. Only love for you Shabs.......for me I could care less what is happening in Trumps personal financial world..........I only care about what happens to the country for his term/s in office. With the establishment left and right in place, we will all see how "great" of a negotiator he is.......pulling them together, to work for the good of all of us.
  2. It appears Trump isn't using the Office for his own personal gain. He and his family have made a personal sacrifice with him being the leader of the free world. At the press conference the Opioid crisis was mentioned. The problem comes across the border from Mexico.........and in my mind this is an even better reason to control the borders and build a wall.........JMO Guess he's taken a personal loss...........but how about the country??......just one small at 6 trillion........old article.....but it gets the point across
  3. Good Morning Everyone!!!...

    Thanks Moose........that's awesome !
  4. While we are fixing the problems of the world...........this is part of the defense budget....which is a crazy $700 + billion USD.........and they don't want to cut taxes for "we the people"...???? Just Nuts...... Good time to take a look at a plan "B" offshore......JMO once again 18/25 SLIDES © iViewfinder/Shutterstock VIAGRA BILL Hitting the headlines earlier this year, the military's annual $84 million Viagra bill gives you an indication of how much the military spends on health care. Personnel enjoy superior coverage and qualify for medical extras such as dental veneers and other cosmetic treatments and surgeries.
  5. I would like to see the whole concept redone. Why should a bottle of pills on the US side cost $379 when you can get the same stuff, made by the same company for $42. How can a chest xray cost over $300 when the actual cost of the process is less than $25. They can dink around tweaking this and that, but until they retool the health care cost structures, all Americans are screwed. JMO
  6. This might be a common sense approach to fixing the 2 party system.......
  7. I don't believe there is any logical or rational need for a citizen of the US to need the use of a bump stock. Pretty simple fix....they need to go........

    Sorry for the all CAPS........but I believe this is important to anyone who visits this site and I wanted to get your attention...especially if you are from the U.S. Many are here for many, financial etc.....but..... If you take nothing else away from this site...ever.........take this with you.......and remember ....HISTORY often repeats itself....CL ============================================================================================== There was a time, centuries ago, that France was the dominant superpower in the world. They had it all. Overseas colonies. An enormous military. Social welfare programs like public hospitals and beautiful monuments. Most of it was financed by debt. France, like most superpowers before (and after), felt entitled to overspend as much as they wanted. And their debts started to grow. And grow. By the eve of the French revolution in 1788, the national debt of France was so large that the government had to spend 50% of tax revenue just to pay interest to its lenders. Yet despite being in such dire financial straits the French government was still unable to cut spending. All of France’s generous social welfare programs, plus its expansive military, were all considered untouchable. So the spending continued. In 1788, in fact, the French government overspent its tax revenue by 20%, increasing the debt even more. Unsurprisingly revolution came the very next year. There are presently a handful of countries in the world today in similar financial condition-- places like Greece, which are so bankrupt they cannot even afford to pay for basic public services. But the country that has the most unsustainable public finances, by far, is the United States. The US government’s ‘Fiscal Year’ runs from October 1st through September 30th. So FY2017 just ended last Friday. During that period, according to the Department of Treasury’s financial statements, the US government took in $2.95 trillion in federal tax deposits. And on top of that, the government generated additional revenue through fees and ‘investments’, including $62 billion in interest received on student loans, and $16 billion from Department of Justice programs like Civil Asset Forfeiture (where they simply steal property from private citizens). So in total, government revenue exceeded $3 trillion. That sounds like an enormous amount of money. And it is. That’s more than the combined GDPs of the poorest 130 countries in the world. But the US government managed to spend WAY more than that-- the budget for the last fiscal year was $4.1 trillion. So to make up the shortfall they added $671 billion to the national debt-- and this number would have been even larger had it not been for the debt ceiling fiasco. Plus they whittled down their cash balance by $194 billion. So in total, the federal government’s cash deficit was $865 billion for the last fiscal year. And, again, that number would have been even worse if not for the debt ceiling that legally froze the national debt in place. That’s astounding. Just like in 2016 (where the cash deficit was $1 trillion), this past fiscal year saw no major recession. No full-scale war. No financial crisis or bank bailout. It was just another year... business as usual. And yet they still managed to overspend by nearly $1 trillion, with costs exceeding revenue by more than 20% (just like the French in 1788). What’s going to happen to these numbers when there actually is a major war to fund? Or major recession? Or banking crisis? More importantly, they’ve been overspending like this for decades without any regard for the long-term consequences. That’s why the national debt exceeds $20 trillion today. And including its pension shortfalls, the government estimates its total ‘net worth’ to be NEGATIVE $65 trillion. Thousands of people are joining the ranks of Social Security and Medicare recipients each day, pushing up the costs of those programs even more. Yet their Boards of Trustees warn that both Social Security and Medicare are quickly running out of money, raising the specter of a major bailout. Plus there’s trillions of dollars more in needed spending to maintain the nation’s infrastructure. The list of long-term expenses goes on and on. The obvious truth is that none of this is sustainable. From the Roman Empire to the French in 1788, history tells us that the world’s dominant superpower almost invariably spends itself into decline, ignoring the consequences along the way. It would be foolish to presume that this time will end up any different… especially given that there’s zero sign of any changes to the trajectory. Congress has already put forward a new spending bill for this Fiscal Year-- another 4+ trillion, not including any emergency spending that might arise (like hurricane relief, for example). So we’re already looking at another nearly $1 trillion loss for the coming fiscal year, especially given that there’s almost no growth to tax revenue. Don’t take this the wrong way-- the sky is definitely not falling. The world isn’t coming to an end. And the US isn’t going to descend into financial chaostomorrow morning. But at a certain point, a rational person has to take note of such obvious and overwhelming data, and take some basic steps to reduce your exposure to the consequences. For example, if your country is objectively insolvent, it probably doesn’t make sense to keep 100% of your assets and savings within its jurisdiction… … especially if your government has a proud history of Civil Asset Forfeiture, AND you happen to be living in the most litigious society that has ever existed in the history of the world. It’s easy (and incredibly cost effective) to move a portion of your savings to a safe, stable jurisdiction overseas that’s out of harm’s way. Or to hold physical gold and silver in a safety deposit box overseas. Or even cryptocurrency as an alternative. This isn’t some crazy idea for tin-foil hat-wearing doomsayers. Rational, reasonable, normal have a Plan B. And in light of the circumstances and all the data, it would be truly bizarre to NOT have one. Simon Black
  9. Most of us are fed up with the Main Stream Media, as well as the Establishment politics in the swamp. Tillerson stated that he wasn't going to address the petty nature of this accusation, and from where he comes one would......see for yourself.....
  10. Snow.......this link may help you with some of your questions.......pretty detailed info....a couple of kind of graphic just be aware.....
  11. I think within the next 24-48 hours the picture of this story will clear up.....perhaps surprising a always......
  12. Questions For Adam's Update 10-4-2017

    In the past you have mentioned you thought Iraq would stand united. I realize the recent referendum on the Kurd's independence was just that......and nothing can happen with that right away....... Long term however, do you see Iraq becoming 3 States? With either possibility,....... United, or Divided.......investment wise..... after any change in the value of the IQD do you think you will be investing in Iraq?
  13. The Founding Fathers were pretty concise on their opinions on the 2nd amendment.. ( I'll try to copy & Paste below ) I will add that the USA has the largest armed fprce population in the world....with over 100 million Gun owners who know how to use the weapons. This Internal Army of Citizens could unite against both foreign, or a domestic threat. Because some mentally ill moron kills..... like the guy in LV did.......does not mean you throw the baby out with the bath water.......There have been Car attacks and Planes flown into do you ban moving vehicles and planes..... I feel much safer living in an armed least I know I have the ability to protect myself.... as always......JMO ======================================================== What the Founding Fathers Said About the Second Amendment March 25, 2013 | 8 Comments The controversy about gun rights in the United States often comes down to several specific areas of dispute. One question often argued about is what the founding fathers meant by the term “militia” in the Second Amendment of the Constitution; does “militia” refer to specific needs of the local citizens of that time period, needs that are no longer relevant today, or does the term seek to protect the individual rights to bear arms of the people as a whole? No matter your personal views on gun rights, the intent of the founding fathers is not ambiguous. There are numerous documents and records of their discussions about the Amendments to the Constitution, and I will provide a link to some quotes from these records below that should clear up this issue. Many people say that there are “different interpretations of the Second Amendment,” but there should not be, because there is nothing that needs to be interpreted when we have so many documents telling us exactly what the founding fathers meant. I believe our mistake is that the courts, and people debating this issue, tend to only look at the specific statement in the Second Amendment: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. However, this is not all the information we have available to “interpret” the Second Amendment. Take a look at the quotes provided below, and see what conclusion you can come to yourself about what the founding fathers intended. Quotes on the Second Amendment The Founding Fathers on the Second Amendment “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” George Mason Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788 “A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …” Richard Henry Lee writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, Letter XVIII, May, 1788. “The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full posession of them.” Zachariah Johnson Elliot’s Debates, vol. 3 “The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution.” “… the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms” Philadelphia Federal Gazette June 18, 1789, Pg. 2, Col. 2 Article on the Bill of Rights “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …” Samuel Adams quoted in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, “Propositions submitted to the Convention of this State” The Founding Fathers on Arms “The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.” Thomas Paine “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” Richard Henry Lee American Statesman, 1788 “The great object is that every man be armed.” and “Everyone who is able may have a gun.” Patrick Henry American Patriot “Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” Patrick Henry American Patriot “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that … it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; … ” Thomas Jefferson letter to Justice John Cartwright, June 5, 1824. ME 16:45. “The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” Alexander Hamilton The Federalist Papers at 184-8 The Founding Fathers on Maintaining Freedom “The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson Third President of the United States “There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. ” Noah Webster American Lexicographer “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” Edmund Burke British Statesman, 1784 “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.” Thomas Jefferson to James Madison “They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Ben Franklin American Statesman “Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment, I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789. *The above quotes were provided using the following websites (though not all quotes listed on these websites are correct, and I have filtered out those):

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