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  1. Mark I don't know what you want me to reply to... Trump trying to get out of war??? Didn't he just send more troops to war? Wasn't it conservatives who screamed about Obama reducing troops for fear of more terror? B/A
  2. I hope your preacher isn't telling his flock who to vote for... My church thankfully would find a new preacher, I can tell you that. I don't agree with this priest or any preacher bringing politics into their service. JMHO B/A
  3. Who put us in Syria? Afghanistan? Iraq? And rest of the war profiteer's business??? Not God, I can tell you that. If you seriously believe Trump is a man of God, then your definition is different than mine. B/A
  4. One would think..... But as we know on both sides of the aisle, churches endorse to fire up their flocks and get more money... Because as we know also know, the church has become a business... I guess one could say, it's always been a business... B/A
  5. I see the neg brigade has shown up, so I ask what part of my statement isn't the truth? Do we not spend trillions on endless wars? Are we not seeing corruption running rampant? Is greed not a problem? Are we not turning our backs on the impoverished? Do we not hail those who lie? Has cheating not become the norm? Anyone? B/A
  6. I have had this same thought... America is the most prosperous nation in history. And chooses to spend it's wealth on endless wars, corruption, and greed. As of late, turning it's back on humanity, promoting liars and cheats. Perhaps God's ideals are not being met and it could be time for a change... Those who believe Trump would be God's choice to serve mankind need to reevaluate their understanding of his teachings. JMHO B/A
  7. Hopefully, their audited financials come out soon... That should make a difference. B/A
  8. How do you know if you are a Trumpkin and a fake conservative? We need to cut the national debt.... Yes we do, but it's okay if Trump runs it up.... Socialism is bad.... Yes it is, unless Trump is giving away the billions... We all need to live by the Constitution.... Of course we do, unless it is Trump trampling it. We know Russia is the Evil Empire like Ronny said.... It always has been, well until Trump said Putin is more trustworthy then our own people. B/A
  9. Do people really watch this stuff??? Man, it must suck to have that much time on your hands... Personally I'm too busy running a business to sit around watching "youtubers" more like "you-goobers" B/A
  10. Adding Two Additional Markets, Minnesota and Wisconsin, focusing on Market Expansion and Continued Revenue Growth in 2020 Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- SinglePoint Inc. (SING) is pleased to announce Direct Solar of America is continuing to expand its national solar brokerage footprint meeting increased consumer and customer demand for solar solutions for their homes and businesses by announcing the addition of two additional markets, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Direct Solar of America model allows for national scalability which enables us to increase revenues by entering new markets without significant operational start up costs due to the leverage from our existing infrastructure. As reported in the Star Tribune, Legislators in Minnesota recently outlined their 2020 agenda including a requirement that all the electrical energy generated for the state come from carbon-free sources such as wind and solar power. Solar power is getting its time in the sunlight. “It’s growing at about 30 percent per year,” explained Greg Nemet, professor of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “There are studies that say solar could be 50 percent of our electricity within 10, 15 or 20 years.” “Solar is for real now and … people are installing solar because it’s the cheapest way to make electricity, even in a place like Wisconsin. I would expect to see more of that.” “This is an exciting time for the company as the appetite for solar and energy storage solutions continue to rise, we look forward to continuing to add markets such as Wisconsin and Minnesota to fuel our growth in the residential and light commercial sector,” states Greg Lambrecht, Chairman & CEO of SinglePoint. “The solar and clean energy solutions (both in the Americas and globally) have undergone enormous change over the last decade and we feel the acquisition of Direct Solar of America has firmly positioned SinglePoint and its stakeholders to take advantage of the opportunities created by these changes as we move into the next 10 years that is being described as the Solar+ Decade.” Enhanced revenue outlook, powered by solar, continues in 2020 Last week the company reaffirmed previous announcements regarding the 2019 Unaudited Gross Revenue of $2,000,000 in its residential solar business unit. It is important to note that these revenue numbers are only from the time period from acquisition, May 2019 until the end of the year and do not represent what the full annualized revenue opportunity. Direct Solar of America continues to track a minimum of $8-$10 Million in 2020 Residential Solar Sales and is on pace to meet or exceed total targeted solar bookings in February 2020. Solar Jobs Expanding Across the United States, reflecting rapid national expansion and demand for Solar and energy storage solutions The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit educational and research organization, issues the National Solar Jobs Census each year to provide comprehensive and reliable data on the U.S. solar workforce. Since the first Solar Jobs Census was published, American solar jobs have increased 167%, from just over 93,000 jobs in 2010 to 249,983 jobs in 2019. This job growth reflects the rapid expansion of the U.S. solar industry, driven by the plummeting cost of solar technologies and its increased popularity among individuals, businesses, and electric utilities. In the five-year period between 2014 and 2019, solar employment increased 44%, five times faster than job growth in the overall U.S. economy. Solar jobs also increased in 31 states in 2019, and growth well outpaced the national average in many emerging solar markets. The state with the most jobs added in 2019 was Florida, followed by Georgia, Utah, New York, Texas, Illinois, and Virginia. Globally and Domestically Solar Energy is Huge As recently mentioned in this Bloomberg Article, all of a sudden, solar energy is huge. In many countries around the world solar is trending to become the dominant power supply. Globally, the Number of Megawatt projects have skyrocketed and the US is appearing to follow suit. Recently Warren Buffet’s NV Energy company received the green light to proceed with the US’s largest solar project to date. While these large scale projects continue to grow, residential and smaller commercial sized opportunities targeted by SinglePoint are becoming more abundant. More Consumers and Businesses are going Solar As environmental awareness becomes a priority for everyday people, solar energy has seen exponential growth. Homeowners and property owners are looking for ways to offset their own power consumption and make the move to a more green and sustainable energy source. As an inexhaustible resource that doesn’t produce CO2 emissions, projections for the future indicate that the solar industry will continue to thrive. More people are choosing solar power for one key reason: it has the potential to save the average household thousands of dollars. Purchasing solar panels has never been more affordable and more efficient than it is today. Solar panels are one of the most innovative technologies of our time, playing a vital role in reducing the demand for fossil fuels. Utilizing solar power is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint as well as boost your electricity independence. The sun soaks the Earth hourly with enough light and heat to fulfill global needs for a whole year; in other words, solar radiation can satisfy our energy needs 4,000 times over. MD, this thing might actually get legs!!!! B/A
  11. They all appoint judges that they deem to have the same perspective as theirs... So what's with the whining? I thought only liberals were snowflakes... Apparently he is a snowflake leader with the amount of whining he does???? B/A
  12. President Donald Trump launched a new attack on the judicial system on Monday, targeting the nation’s high court by demanding that two liberal Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from any case involving him or his administration. Trump claimed associate justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg couldn’t be fair to him: Trump has a history of attacking prosecutors and judges. Earlier this month, he slammed U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who presided over the case against longtime Trump ally Roger Stone. Jackson also handled a case that concluded last year against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Trump earlier tried to insult U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born in Indiana, by describing him as a “Mexican.” He also called U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar a “disgrace” and an “Obama judge” for ruling against his administration in an immigration case. Trump’s latest attack seems to be in response to a dissent Sotomayor wrote last week in which she accused the Supreme Court’s conservative wing of being biased toward the administration, saying they’ve been “all too quick to grant the Government’s ‘reflexiv[e]’ requests.” She warned that such actions could “erode the fair and balanced decisionmaking process that this Court must strive to protect.” Whinging? There's no whining when you're president... B/A
  13. Don't worry, when he loses in November, you can all move there and build one... Mexico will pay for it.... LOL B/A
  14. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 0:12 52M views 3:50 PM · Jun 21, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
  15. (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they are preparing for the possibility of the spread of the new coronavirus through U.S. communities that would force closures of schools and businesses. The United States has yet to see community spread of the virus that emerged in central China in late December. But health authorities are preparing medical personnel for the risk, Nancy Messonnier, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters on a conference call. In coming weeks, if the virus begins to spread through U.S. communities, health authorities want to be ready to adopt school and business closures like those undertaken in Asian countries to contain the disease, Messonnier said. U.S. prepares for coronavirus pandemic, school and business closures: health officials "We’re not seeing community spread here in the United States yet, but it's very possible, even likely, that it may eventually happen,” Messonnier said. "Our goal continues to be to slow the introduction of the virus into the U.S. This buys us more time to prepare communities for more cases and possibly sustained spread." The CDC is taking steps to ensure frontline U.S. healthcare workers have supplies they need, she added, by working with businesses, hospitals, pharmacies and provisions manufacturers and distributors on what they can do to get ready. The World Health Organization has warned that the window of opportunity to contain the international spread of the epidemic that has killed more than 2,200 people was closing, as the virus has spread to some 26 countries with a large cluster in South Korea and recent outbreaks in Iran, Lebanon and Italy "If we do well, we can avert any serious crisis, but if we squander the opportunity then we will have a serious problem on our hands," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva. The United States currently has 13 cases of people diagnosed with the virus within the country and 21 cases among Americans repatriated on evacuation flights from Wuhan, China, and from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, CDC said. Of 329 Americans evacuated from the cruise ship, 18 tested positive for the virus. Eleven of them are at University of Nebraska Medical Center, five are in medical facilities near Travis Air Force Base in California and two are near Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The CDC is still handling the bulk of testing for the coronavirus as it works out issues with test kits sent to states, Messonnier said. Only three U.S. states currently have the capacity to run tests for the virus locally, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) told Reuters on Friday. B/A
  16. President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department. In 2016, Grenell wrote several articles defending the oligarch, a Moldovan politician named Vladimir Plahotniuc, but did not disclose that he was being paid, according to records and interviews. Grenell also did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which generally requires people to disclose work in the U.S. on behalf of foreign politicians. FARA is the same law that Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates were convicted of violating. (Manafort went to trial. Gates pleaded guilty.) It’s not clear whether the articles were directly part of Grenell’s paid consulting work for Plahotniuc. Unpaid work could still require disclosures under FARA if it was directed by or primarily benefited a foreign politician, according to Matthew Sanderson, a lawyer at Caplin & Drysdale who advises people on complying with FARA. FARA contains several exemptions, such as for lawyers and businesses, Sanderson said, but none appear to apply to Grenell’s op-eds about Plahotniuc. “There is real reason to believe that Mr. Grenell should have registered here,” Sanderson said after ProPublica described the circumstances to him. “This is exactly the type of circumstances I’d expect the Department of Justice to investigate further.” Undisclosed work for a foreign politician would ordinarily pose a problem for anyone applying for a security clearance or a job in a U.S. intelligence agency because it could make the person susceptible to foreign influence or blackmail, according to the official policy from the office that Trump tapped Grenell to lead. The policy specifies that among the “conditions that could raise a security concern and may be disqualifying” are: “Failure to report or fully disclose, when required, association with a foreign person, group, government or country.” “Substantial business, financial, or property interests in a foreign country … that could subject the individual to a heightened risk of foreign influence or exploitation or personal conflict of interest.” “Acting to serve the interest of a foreign person, group, organization or government in any way that conflicts with U.S. national security interests.” “That’s really easy, he should not have a clearance,” said Kel McClanahan, a Washington-area lawyer specializing in security clearances. “If he were one of my clients and just a normal [federal employee], he would almost assuredly not have a clearance.” McClanahan said it’s unclear how Grenell could have already gotten a clearance as an ambassador. The House Oversight Committee is investigating whether the Trump administration has overruled career officials in granting security clearances to political appointees. As Trump’s pick for acting director of national intelligence, Grenell will have access to the country’s most sensitive secrets. Grenell isn’t subject to Senate confirmation because Trump appointed him on a temporary basis. The White House, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Grenell, who is also continuing in his current posts as ambassador to Germany and special envoy for negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia, has gained Trump’s favor with his unwavering loyalty and combative tweets. (In one instance, he attacked ProPublica in response to reporting that Vice President Mike Pence’s office had intervened in foreign aid decisions.) He raised hackles in Berlin by injecting himself into the country’s domestic politics, a departure from usual diplomatic protocol. Grenell does not have prior experience in intelligence. He was the U.S. spokesman at the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration. In between his turns in government, Grenell had a public affairs consulting firm called Capitol Media Partners. One of the firm’s clients, according to the financial disclosure that Grenell filed when he became an ambassador, was Arthur J. Finkelstein, the late Republican political consultant whose international clients included Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary. Grenell’s financial disclosure indicates that he received more than $5,000 from Finkelstein’s firm but does not specify how much. According to a person familiar with the relationship, Grenell worked for Finkelstein as a media consultant for clients in Eastern Europe. That person and another individual said the client in Moldova was Plahotniuc, the country’s richest man and then a top official in its ruling political party. In August 2016, Grenell published op-eds in the right-leaning Washington Examiner and Washington Times defending Plahotniuc and attacking his enemies as serving Russian interests. Plahotniuc and his allies at the time were fending off suspicions of their involvement in a $1 billion bank fraud in Moldova. “Blaming the ruling party and its leadership has its political benefits for Russia,” Grenell wrote in the Examiner article. “Plahotniuc has been around Moldovan politics, business and civic life for decades and has turned out to be an easy target.” This narrative aligned with Plahotniuc’s efforts to present himself as pro-Western in Washington and European capitals, according to lobbying disclosure records. “Certainly there was an effort by him to engage U.S. officials at the time, that despite all this corruption he was the guy most likely to keep Russia at bay and therefore you should accept him,” said Jonathan Katz, who oversaw U.S. aid programs for Moldova at the time. “It didn’t match anything he was doing internally in the country,” Katz said, because Plahotniuc didn’t advance U.S. interests such as promoting democratic institutions and the rule of law. Secretary Pompeo ✔@SecPompeo Vladimir Plahotniuc's corrupt actions undermined the rule of law and severely compromised the independence of democratic institutions in #Moldova. Today, I publicly designate him. The U.S. stands with Moldova in its fight against corruption. Grenell was also quoted in an October 2016 article in the Houston Chronicle criticizing a resolution proposed by Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, that accused Plahotniuc and his allies of corruption. “He’s trying to attack the only pro-European group in Moldova,” Grenell told the Chronicle. “The reality is he’s pro-himself and nothing more,” Valeriu Pașa, who leads a prominent civil society group in Moldova called WatchDog.MD, said of Plahotniuc. “He was playing both sides for 15 years at least.” Plahotniuc lost power in 2019 and fled Moldova. His current whereabouts are unknown. Last month, the State Department endorsed the corruption allegations against him, banning him and his family from entering the U.S. “In his official capacity, Plahotniuc was involved in corrupt acts that undermined the rule of law and severely compromised the independence of democratic institutions in Moldova,” the State Department said in its announcement. “Today’s action sends a strong signal the United States does not tolerate corruption and stands with the people of Moldova in their fight against it.” Draining swamp... Or filling it with mobsters? B/A
  17. WASHINGTON (AP) — “It's been three years of promises made and promises kept, but we’re just getting started, (insert state here)." That line from Vice President Mike Pence is a hallmark of how he introduces President Donald Trump to campaign rally audiences. Last week, he delivered versions at rallies in Colorado Springs and Las Vegas. But is it true? In some respects, yes. Trump has followed through on promises to cut regulations and renegotiate trade deals and to donate his salary, just to name a few. But in many critical areas, promises made by the president have not been promises kept. A look at some areas where rhetoric has not matched reality. ECONOMIC GROWTH The economy under Trump will grow at a sustainable rate of “at least 3.5 percent and as high as 4 percent.” The promise was part of the president’s “Contract with the American voter” that was released in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election and fed the story line that he would light a fire under an Obama economy that Republicans repeatedly categorized as sluggish. WHAT HAPPENED: Growth has largely followed the same trends of the Obama era, even after the stimulus from the 2017 tax cuts. The nation’s economy, or gross domestic product, grew at a rate of 2.4 percent in the president’s first year in office, 2.9 percent in 2018 and 2.3 percent last year. The gains mean the economy is improving, just not as rapidly as what Trump pledged to voters, and that makes it difficult to build the political will to pay for his other stated initiatives such as fixing the nation’s infrastructure. ___ FEDERAL DEBT When declaring his candidacy, Trump said he would “reduce our $18 trillion in debt.” He later took those vows a step farther, declaring that he would not just balance the budget, but pay down the entire national debt. WHAT HAPPENED: The opposite. The U.S. budget deficit through the first four months of this budget year is up 19% from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit since 2012. The deficit reflected government spending that has grown 10.3% this budget year while revenues were up only 6.1%. The deficit has gone up every year of Trump’s presidency. The national debt now stands at more than $23 trillion. __ THE BORDER WALL When announcing his White House run on June 16, 2015, Trump declared: “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall.” WHAT HAPPENED: Mexico isn't paying. The president has tried in multiple ways to demonstrate otherwise. He has argued that the updated U.S. trade agreement with Canada and Mexico will pay for the wall because of economic benefits he predicts will come from the deal. But nothing in the trade agreement would cover or refund the construction cost or require a payment from Mexico. He told supporters at a rally that “redemption money is paying for the wall.” Redemption payments don't exist; Trump apparently meant to cite remittances. That refers to money that immigrants in the U.S. send to their countries of origin, often to family members. Trump has at various times talked about taxing or blocking such money, but that has not been done. Instead, the president has diverted money from military construction projects and approved using counter-drug spending to pay for wall construction. The reliance on Pentagon money continued anew this month when $3.8 billion previously authorized for F-35 fighter aircraft and other military programs was diverted to help build portions of the border wall. __ TAXES To make his proposed tax cuts more palatable to voters, Trump dangled the idea that tax rates would go up for the rich. In May 2016, he told NBC: "For the wealthy, I think frankly it is going to go up and, you know what, it really should go up." WHAT HAPPENED: Taxes on the rich went down, not up in the vast majority of cases. The top income tax rate fell from 39.6% to 37% as a result of the changes Republicans made to the tax code. The new cap on state and local tax deductions limited the benefits for some of the very rich. But households earning more than $1 million saved on average more than $64,000 last year, according to an analysis by Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation. People earning $50,000 to $100,000 got about a $1,000 cut from their income taxes. More fake news for your Sunday morning coffee... B/A
  18. Umbertino, I read about the lock downs in Italy. Is this in your area? B/A
  19. Yes Umbertino, .10 would send me packing... To the delight of many I'm sure. B/A
  20. I didn't know every president we've had has been a democrat... Thanks for enlightening me. Heck I bet most people here have some illegals in their family tree... B/A
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