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  1. I understand, It gets pretty deep in the 2nd Amendment forum. There are two sides to every story and I really don’t mind hearing both sides. It is a biological fact that the liberal mind is wired differently from a conservative mind. That’s why some folks are artists and others are business people. Where I get bent is when people can’t look at some of our country’s basic problems from a common sense point of view. Take Border Security, without it you won’t have a country. By allowing open borders you will flood every piece of our society until it is unable to function. Just the price of putting illegals on food stamps, free medical, free housing, free education while not paying income taxes is unsustainable. We don’t even have to get into the pain and cost of murders, drugs, robberies, overcrowding our schools, hospitals, and highways. That’s an entire subject the Dems never want to discuss honestly. Common Sense would dictate that the policies of the left are self serving and wrong for our country. The fact that the Dems won’t even consider negotiating with the Reps is childish and wrong. Get Trump and Resistance is their strategy and it worked last Nov. if Republicans and Moderate Democrats don’t stop the Democratic Socialism tide America will be lost forever. Just my opinion, I’m sure the artists and hysterical Dems have another view. I will close by saying this. If the Democrats truly want open Borders then why don’t they campaign on tearing down all the current walls. Thank you you again Karsten for your informative vids and posts.
  2. Sounds about right. To bad this video isn’t reported on the National Media. The Democrats think they are winning the PR game and hurting Trump but they are mistaken. The party of NO, the treasonous unlawful party that wants open borders. Thanks for sharing this Karsten.
  3. Drain the swamp. That will save us a lot of money and get rid of the leakers. There goes the Resistance!!! Thanks Karsten
  4. I like it. She needs to stay in DC and negotiate a deal that works. Too many junkets from politicians claiming to give a hoot about the furloughed Federal workers. Last week it was a paid vacation by Lobbyists and now a trip to Europe and the ME. Talk about tone deaf Dems.
  5. A catastrophe: Iran plans to control Iraq through reconstruction offers Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) and Iraqi counterpart Mohamed al-Hakim Iranian firms should have a key role in rebuildingIraq after the fight against the ISIS, Tehran's foreign minister said Wednesday in a rare meeting with Iraqi paramilitary units. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke in Iraq's holy city of Karbala to commanders of the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS). "The world has realized the truth - that the US wasn't the one who defeated ISIS. You were, and that's why they exerted pressure on you and on us," he told gathered commanders in Farsi. After ISIS overran nearly a third of Iraq in 2014,IMIS units partnered with Iraqi forces for three years to fight the jihadists - some of them have been blacklisted by the US, which also reimposed tough sanctions on Iran last year after pulling out of an international deal on Tehran's nuclear program. Now, as Iraq is eager for funds and investments in reconstructing its devastated infra structure, Zarif said Iranian firms should be favored because of his country's support and the complex logistics of partnering with Western companies. "If a European or American company comes toIraq to do rebuilding activities, the costs of protecting their workers and staff in Iraq exceeds its contract for reconstruction," he told commanders. But an Iranian company could help rebuild at "low cost" and without security concerns, after having "stood alongside the Hashed - in reference to IMIS." ISIS and the battle to defeat it ravaged swathes of Iraq and shattered its economy. Last year, Baghdad said its 10-year reconstruction plan will cost an estimated $88.2 billion. One IMIS commander said his units were grateful to Iran. "The main reason Iraq could persevere in the face of terrorism is the fact that Iran stood by its side. Everyone rejects America's entry into Iraq," said Abu Ammar Al-Jubury. Zarif spoke to the commanders on his fourth day in Iraq, where he has met top officials in Baghdad and the Kurdish city of Arbil, and attended a trade summit. Besides canned food and cars, Baghdad buys 1,300 megawatts of electricity and 28 million cubic meters of natural gas daily from Iran to feed power plants. As tensions between the US and Iran escalate,Iraq has played a careful balancing act to maintain ties to both.
  6. JmDemocratic Coalition Chair: Trump, Putin May Be Blackmailing Lindsey Graham over ‘Sexual Kink’ 14 Jan 2019 Jon Cooper, chairman of the Democratic Coalition, claimed on Sunday that an unnamed Republican thinks Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is “being blackmailed” by President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin over something related to a “serious sexual kink.” He also said Graham’s “sexual orientation” is “an open secret.” The Democratic Coalition is a super PAC established in 2016 to defeat then-presidential candidate Trump. It describes itself as an organization “comprised of Democratic elected officials, party chairs, delegates, grassroots leaders and activists.” Lindsey Graham Says If Trump Caves On Wall Funding, It'll Be The 'End Of His Presidency' Cooper tried to distance himself from the rumors, despite airing them in public without evidence, by claiming “as an openly *** man” he “couldn’t care less” about Graham’s “sex life.” Intercept co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald blasted Cooper’s claims as “homophobic gutter trash.” Cooper previously suggested “Republican traitors” were being blackmailed by Putin. Cooper claimed to have knowledge that a third of Trump’s Twitter followers are “Russians posing as Americans.” Cooper has published hundreds of tweets including the hashtag #TrumpRussia. Other oft-used hashtags of his include #TrumpRussiaConspiracy, #TraitorTrump, and #GOPTreason. He regularly casts Trump as involved in “conspiracy” with Putin and the Russian government.
  7. Theseus, that is funny. Their was a demand for those a few years ago. Remember the Geico commercial. Hahahahaha. I haven’t seen this word in 30 years. 😂 Too funny
  8. Iraq likely to be US-Iran war theater: study Trump's visit to Iraq vs Zarif's visit Iraq could bear the brunt if conflict intensifies between Iran and the United States, a think-tank study said Wednesday. The International Crisis Group (ICG), which researches ways to prevent war, interviewed officials around the world including from Iran for an extensive report on the state of the 2015 denuclearization accord between Tehran and major powers. President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States and ramped up economic pressure aimed at isolating Iran, although Europeans still back the accord negotiated under former president Barack Obama. The ICG said Iran would likely continue to comply with the deal, seeing itself as holding the moral high ground and capable of waiting out Trump, who faces a re-election battle next year. But the study said that Tehran's calculations could change if its oil exports, which stood at 3.8 million barrels a day in 2017, fall below 700,000, a level that could trigger hyper-inflation and intensify domestic protests which for now appear manageable. If Iran decides to retaliate against the United States, the report said that Tehran may find its most attractive option to be to employ its proxies around the Middle East, a path that would be murky enough to avoid a strong European reaction. The report quoted a senior Iranian national security official as saying that the likeliest theater was Iraq, where militias from the Shiite majority have close ties with Tehran. "Iraq is where we have experience, plausible deniability and the requisite capability to hit theUS below the threshold that would prompt a direct retaliation," the official was quoted as saying. Iran is also deeply involved in Syria and Lebanon, but the two countries are especially fragile and Tehran could lose its gains, the official said. Iran has limited assets in Afghanistan, while stepping up support for Houthi rebels in Yemen would hurt regional rival Saudi Arabia more than the United States, the official said. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Trump's hawkish national security advisor, John Bolton, asked for military options to strike Iran after an Iranian-linked group launched a mortar attack in September on Baghdad's "Green Zone," the protected area where the US embassy is located. The US says its embassy was the target. No one was hurt and demonstrators also ransacked the Iranian consulate in Basra during the wave of protests over economic conditions in Iraq. Bolton, in a tweet marking the third anniversary of the accord's implementation, described the deal as "horrible," saying it "gave Tehran billions in sanctions relief but didn't end its nuclear ambitions, missile tests, support for terrorism or regional expansionism." European allies say the accord has successfully curbed Iran's nuclear program, even though there are other areas of concern.
  9. No problem. Happy to oblige. Hope this helps you.
  10. War with China may happen before war with Iran. Check out my Oil Thread on this matter.
  11. Iraq's top officials agree to postpone gov't completion: Binna'a Coalition MP Mithaq al-Hamedi said on Thursday that a high-level meeting between the Iraq's president, prime minister, and parliament speaker agreed to postpone the completion of the government until the next legislative term. The three officials agreed on Wednesday to adjourn the completion of the government formation in order to enable the political blocs to finalize the law of the 2019 budget, Hamedi said, describing the budget law as "the most important joint file in the work of the state." Parliamentary finance committee member Mahasen Hamdoun on Wednesday said that the national budget law for the year 2019 will be finalized and submitted to the parliament within ten days. The finance committee is still discussing the law of the general budget with the relevant governmental committee, Hamdoun said, adding that no decision has been taken yet to change the articles of the budget law
  12. Chinese Power Play Could Threaten Taiwan’s Energy Industry Jan 17, 2019, 12:00 PM CST Join Our Community Ever since Tsai Ing-wen was elected as Taiwan’s president in 2016 as head of the pro-independence ruling party, tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated to multi-decade extremes. Before her election, relations between the two sides had reached a new era of conciliation or, as Beijing would like to call it, reconciliation during the administration of President MaYing-jeou, a Beijing-leaning bureaucratic that seemed prepared to allow the merging of the two sides through economic cooperation. Now that Tsai has been in office nearly three years, cross-strait relations can arguably be called the worst since 1979 when China stopped firing artillery barrages across the strait at Taiwanese outlaying islands. However, Beijing hasn’t been satisfied with just a war of words lately but it is backing up its oft-saber rattling by conducting naval war games close to the Taiwanese coast as well as sending bomber sorties near or even into Taiwanese air space. This stepped-up tactic of using the stick instead of the carrot fits all too well with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s more muscular approach in the Asia-Pacific region. Soon after becoming president in 2012, Xi pledged to not militarize the numerous islands, reefs and formations that it occupied, or in the case of Scarborough Shoal in the Philippines’ own UN-mandated 200 natural mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), it seized after a tense standoff between Chinese naval and maritime vessels and a less equipped Philippine navy. But in the ensuing years, Beijing has not only broken Xi’s promise, it has upped the ante to a dangerous level, by enforcing its ill-founded claim to around 90 percent of the South China Sea, based on historical claims, something that other rival claimants can also promulgate, particularly Vietnam which reportedly has ancient maps and documents backing its overlapping South China Sea claims. Coming full circle Now, Taiwan is stating that it will not bow to Chinese pressure for international support against what it calls Beijing’s “out-of-control actions”, a Taiwanese presidential spokesman said on Thursday, after Beijing urged companies to change the way they refer to the self-ruled island. Alex Huang, the spokesman for the Taiwanese president told reporters in Taipei that as for China’s related out-of-control actions, we need to remind the international community to face this squarely and to unite efforts to reduce and contain these actions. The power of words The Chinese state-run Legal Daily reported on Wednesday, citing a report released by Chinese government think tanks, that U.S. companies including tech heavyweights Apple and Google had erred and wrongly labeled Taiwan and should take immediate action to correct their mistake. This is not the first time that Beijing has lashed out at Western companies over how they refer to Taiwan. Last year, Beijing put considerable pressure on U.S. airlines on how they refer to Taiwan, asking them, actually forcing them, to refer to Taiwan as “China Taiwan.” Related: Oil May Never Return To The Triple-Digits According to a Washington Post article in July, American Airlines wiped Taiwan from its website, and United Airlines said it was working to meet China’s requirements. The kowtow by the American-based airlines came three months after Beijing ordered dozens of foreign airlines to refer to the island (Taiwan) as a Chinese territory or face consequences in the world’s second-largest aviation market. The same week, the Post report added, Chinese users could no longer see the name “Taiwan” on a map of Asia on the American Airlines website, while China, Japan and the Koreas remained.
  13. I doubt it. There will always be jihadists but their days of taking over a country are over, unless you get another Administration that calls them the JV and let’s them.
  14. I shorted the crap out of it starting in Nov. I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole now, at least until you see a real uptrend. There are better options available to trade or invest imo.
  15. Thank you for the luck but luck is mostly just years of hard work and experience. We don’t break anything unless we lose, which doesn’t happen too often.
  16. Oh I do have 4 and yes we are similar and we write similar arguements.
  17. I want to apologize for getting you all upset. I’m going to leave you both to your activities and agenda on this site. I have to get back to my trading desk. Killing it today.
  18. That’s not what I asked and you know it. You can stop being so indignant. I was just curious.
  19. You guys don’t get me, you never will.
  20. Wait, what, this can’t be. BA said ISIS is real dangerous and now the Iranian leader says Iraq defeated them. Who do I believe. Hahahahaha. Lighten up folks.
  21. Iraqis defeated ISIS, not US: Iranian FM While the US tries to designate Iraq as independent from Iranian influence, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iranian firms should have a key role in rebuilding Iraq after the fight against ISIS. Obviously trying to drive a wedge between the US and Iraq, Tehran's top diplomat spoke to a number of IMIS commanders in a rare meeting with Iraqi paramilitary units, during which he said that Iraqis are the ones who defeated ISIS, not the US. "The world has realized the truth – that the US wasn't the one who defeated Daesh (ISIS). You were, and that's why they exerted pressure on you and on us," he told gathered commanders in Farsi. Many IMIS factions receive military and political support from Iran. Some commanders have been blacklisted by the US, which also reimposed tough sanctions on Iran last year after pulling out of an international deal on Tehran's nuclear program.
  22. I would like to ask you a question Shabbs. Are you and BA related? Just curious because your writing style and arguments are similar. How hout that candie poster. Is that one of yours? If so he needs some tutoring.
  23. I agree with you Shabbs but You can’t misquote what I wrote or the context. You did. Just another example of how you and BA bend your truth to meet your agenda. I write a lot of stuff tongue in cheek to show a preposterous exaggerated view of a situation. Do I truly believe if you dropped a few the immigration problem would go away NO, and I stated in that post it was a drastic approach. It’s so typical of you hysterical Dems. You guys go hysterical over everything. Do you not think for one moment Trump isn’t jacking with you Dems. Of course he is and So am I most of the time.
  24. It won’t last long. The people of Iran want new leadership. This is what my friends in Iran say. They don’t want war especially all the proxy wars that Iran supports.
  25. I don’t take you seriously and your truth is well, it’s your truth. I don’t agree with about 80% of what you write.

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