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Vertigo last won the day on January 25

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  1. Vertigo

    The Next President is...

    Please point out where I said anything negative regarding Trump trying to work with NK. In fact, you'll find I gave Trump a kudo for his part in getting NK to the table. I don't have an issue with the salute, just like I didn't have an issue with Obama's bow, unlike the hypocrites here who are ok with their guy showing respect but not Obama. As far as my charity giving, it varies by year on what I can afford to give. This last year was substantially lower due to the cost of the divorce lawyer. But on average of say it's around $500 a year.
  2. Vertigo

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    Doctors Care out of Littleton, CO is one I give to and wholly recommend. https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=13211 Though I think people get more satisfaction giving to organizations in the area, so use this as a guide to find one closer to your community, if you wish https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.results&cgid=5&cuid=12&scopeid=1&overallrtg=4
  3. Vertigo

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    I am in no way shape or form a Hillary fan. I just like pointing out hypocrites and watching them defend their hypocrisy.
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    I don't believe the President is beholden to AFIs or Army regs. He's a damn civilian. Heads of State do not salute or return salutes from foreign military. 1. General salutes then offers handshake. 2. HoS nods then accepts handshake. Also, wtf do you think a bow is? It's a display of respect.
  6. Vertigo

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    So you think it's It is wholly appropriate for the commander in chief of our armed forces to salute the military of our adversary, especially one which is responsible for a regime of terror, murder and unspeakable horror against its own people? K.
  7. Vertigo

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    All those that panned Obama for bowing. We're cool with this, right?
  8. Vertigo

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    The climate being the exception to that rule, I guess?
  9. You'd think, but Pawnman has had MANY dudes convince him, so....
  10. Vertigo

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    I watched "Lincoln" on Amazon last night. Pretty damn good. Daniel Day Lewis did an outstanding job playing Abe. His speeches and storytelling were pretty compelling.
  11. Vertigo

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    I give Trump credit for bringing in Mattis on his team and allowing him essential free reign to do what he sees fit to accomplish the mission. IMO he's the only guy in his administration that meets Trumps bill of "only hiring the best people".
  12. Vertigo

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    Yes and no. I put the majority of the blame on the Iraqis themselves for not maintaining the security that was in place before we left. At this point we shouldn't be having to hold their hand in securing their nation, they've had plenty of time to get themselves in a position to have kept IS from retaking territory. That being said, I think Obama was more than likely briefed that once we leave there's a good possibility that IS would be emboldened and will once again take over control of areas of Iraq. He should have listened to that and ensured the Iraqi government was 100%, rather than just leaving and saying "your problem now, deal with it". So how long do we stay this time? Are we going to maintain a permanent presence in Iraq? If we leave again in the future and IS once again takes over territory, do we then recognize that it's not our policies but rather the lack of resolve by the Iraqis themselves?
  13. Vertigo

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    How does "it's great this has continued under the current administration" equate to not giving Trump credit? It's a fact those two trend lines started under Obama's administration and has continued during Trump's presidency. I'm giving them both credit. There's been plenty of policy changes that has had an effect on the economy so that this economy is solely Trump's now, and it's continued to improve- the trend has continued on. That's giving him credit for not reversing what was started under Obama.
  14. Vertigo

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    Record number? If by record number you mean he's 6th out of the last 19 Presidents, then yeah! Great! http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-pol-trump-federal-judiciary/ I think this is fantastic. I'll even give Trump some credit for the about face we've seen out of NK even without the talks taking place. Whether it's intentional or not I think Trump's irrationality has pushed NK to change how they act. The NK regime just wants to survive. Everything the do and say is in service to that goal. A core component of their crazy act is having global superpowers with leaders who act rationally. But that's changed with Trump, a man who appears to be unstable in his actions and words. So they've had to change tactics.I like to think of NK as the weedy kid with a bad haircut that everybody laughs at in high school, whose only friend is the fat, foreign exchange student from China. But NK doesn't want to rely on China for their protection, they want to remind everyone they have a voice. Therefor they've adopted a very distinct strategy- act crazy. Coming across as unstable and volatile. It's important to note that's just an act. In order to appear stronger they publicly try to intimidate the US- the nice guy, muscular jock across the room. The strongest person they can see. Calling them names and knowing they would never -really- respond. And it works. Most nations decide NK is just not worth the hassle. They just roll their eyes and give in to whatever they're demanding to shut them up for a little while because it's easier than the alternative. But now there's been a change to the jock. This time when NK looks over at the USA, rather than seeing a sensible, rational face, they see a wide grin and crazy eyes staring back at them. There suddenly is another crazy kid in the class... a much LARGER and STRONGER crazy kid! And they suddenly realize that if they continue to provoke this new jock might actually respond now. Add in the fact that their one friend, China, has been getting fairly annoyed with their antics and their friendship has cooled some. Also when they look over at the jock they see him wearing shoes made by China. And when they look at their friend China they see him eating an American cheeseburger- these two are trading economically and culturally. The ideological divide between China and the USA has diminished greatly since the 50s... so NK has to wonder, if things really went down, would my buddy really have my back? So NK thinks "wow, maybe now is a good time to tread softly, now is a good time to drop the crazy act" I believe we have Trump's irrationality to thank for that, at least partially at least. Whether that was his plan the whole time or just a lucky byproduct of his unstableness, who cares, it seems to be doing something which is better than nothing. It's wonderful that what started under Obama has continued thus far under this administration. It's not quite the growth Trump has said it would be (we're still under his promised 3% or more) but hopefully we'll get there soon. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/27/606078181/economy-probably-started-2018-off-slow-short-of-trumps-growth-target Again- it's wonderful that what started under Obama has continued under this administration. I hope this continues or at least stays this low.
  15. Vertigo

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    And what party was in control of the purse strings at the time that voted "No!" to the requested increased embassy security funding at the time? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BLMz1chEM Regardless, the "whataboutism" to deflect valid criticisms on this administration is telling.