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I personally would not have called it (Pocahontas) racist (therefore Heidi neither). But it is bloody patronizing.
It's a name chosen to ridicule the native American race link claimed by Elizabeth Warren.

Link to race + ridicule = racist.
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Biden has a life-long stuttering issue which, for the most part, he's done amazingly well to cover up. To which incoherent ramblings do you refer, and how do they stack up against the average Trump statement?
George Dubya Bush had a problem with a legasthenia, which is why he so often managed to garble statements when speaking off the cuff.

The comics and wisecracks had a lot of fun with that at the time. They totally misunderestimated him.

If one man's speech impediment is fair game, then why isn't that of the next?
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George Dubya Bush had a problem with a legasthenia, which is why he so often managed to garble statements when speaking off the cuff.

The comics and wisecracks had a lot of fun with that at the time. They totally misunderestimated him.

If one man's speech impediment is fair game, then why isn't that of the next?
Legasthenie is dyslexia in English (just so people know what you're talking about).

Speech impediments are equally "fair game" (I guess -- if you think it's reasonable to laugh at people for that reason), but it's not fair or reasonable to mischaracterize a speech impediment as evidence of a career-ending condition like dementia.

One thing about GWB, he was and is a very engaging speaker with a wonderful ability to laugh at himself, and anyone listening to him speak for a while would realize that he is an intelligent and considerate individual. Putting him up against Trump just reinforces that conclusion.
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It's a name chosen to ridicule the native American race link claimed by Elizabeth Warren.

Link to race + ridicule = racist.
Some may argue she ridiculed herself by even claiming to be native American.
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Some may argue she ridiculed herself by even claiming to be native American.
So you mean that makes it OK for other people to ridicule her?
Psychological harassment is behavior that occurs repeatedly and systematically over an extended period of time, and is intended to attack or demean a person.

So you claim her Psychological harassment is the fault of Warren herself?
A poor excuse.
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So you mean that makes it OK for other people to ridicule her?
Psychological harassment is behavior that occurs repeatedly and systematically over an extended period of time, and is intended to attack or demean a person.

So you claim her Psychological harassment is the fault of Warren herself?
A poor excuse.
When one makes dubious claims to benefit from those claims, then absolutely they should be held liable for those claims. Warren benefitted throughout her career on her so called "heritage" which was baseless/ridiculous at best.

She deserves embarrassment as she benefited and profited from misleading others as to her background/lineage... I have zero sympathy for her!
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So you mean that makes it OK for other people to ridicule her?
Yes.
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Old 11.03.2020, 21:42
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Dow fell almost 1500 points today to 23,553; back to where it was in November 2017. Dow is now officially in bear territory.

Meanwhile, two Americans and a British national were killed in a rocket attack on the Taji military base in Iraq, a US Defense official tells CNN. The official added that multiple people were wounded in the Katyusha rocket attack.

So was this Iran and what will Trump do?
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Biden has a life-long stuttering issue which, for the most part, he's done amazingly well to cover up. To which incoherent ramblings do you refer, and how do they stack up against the average Trump statement?
I am definitely not buying the "stuttering" excuse for Biden's gaffes. He has noticeable lapses in cognitive recall/memory which many would love to ascribe to his "stuttering" affliction. But his gaffes/lack of recall reflect dementia in my view.

Watching his recent interviews/debates...Stuttering is the least of his issues. Witnessing my mother struggle with dementia, I sadly suspect at 77 years of age, Biden suffers as well.
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I am definitely not buying the "stuttering" excuse for Biden's gaffes. He has noticeable lapses in cognitive recall/memory which many would love to ascribe to his "stuttering" affliction. But his gaffes/lack of recall reflect dementia in my view.

Watching his recent interviews/debates...Stuttering is the least of his issues. Witnessing my mother struggle with dementia, I sadly suspect at 77 years of age, Biden suffers as well.
Trump too;
His speech yesterday
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To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. .......
these prohibitions will not only apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo, but various other things......
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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

........very important for all countries & businesses to know that trade will in no way be affected by the 30-day restriction on travel from Europe.
The restriction stops people not goods.
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Also in Trump's speech yesterday
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Earlier this week I met with the leaders of health insurance industry who have agreed to waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments, extend insurance coverage to these treatments and to prevent surprise medical billing.
Also untrue!
The agreement was limited to only the cost of testing but not treatment.

US stock market futures crashed after Trump's chaotic speech and the DOW opening is now forecast at 22,300, only around 2,000 points over Trump's inauguration.

Also, President Donald Trump referred to the novel coronavirus as a "foreign virus" in his Oval Office address on Wednesday night.

The characterization of the global pandemic as a foreign virus aligns with how some Trump allies have described the coronavirus in recent days, which critics have called xenophobic.
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The characterization of the global pandemic as a foreign virus aligns with how some Trump allies have described the coronavirus in recent days, which critics have called xenophobic.
Because they said it's a 'foreign virus' it's xenophobic?
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Because they said it's a 'foreign virus' it's xenophobic?
It's fairly obvious. President Trump is solely responsible for the virus' outbreak.
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It's fairly obvious. President Trump is solely responsible for the virus' outbreak.
Not to mention the Christian travel ban he's now put in place!
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So you mean that makes it OK for other people to ridicule her?
Psychological harassment is behavior that occurs repeatedly and systematically over an extended period of time, and is intended to attack or demean a person.

So you claim her Psychological harassment is the fault of Warren herself?
A poor excuse.
This whole thread.......(1,000+ pages)........you.......Trump....:rofl :

So now we cant criticize or riducule someone who makes shit up in their own personal fairy tale neverland "reality"? (Sound familiar?) Because its abuse?
So we can publicly joke about assasignation for one side, but the other side needs to be treated like delicate and fragile......snowflakes? Got it.

If you cant take it then dont dish it out mate.
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I am definitely not buying the "stuttering" excuse for Biden's gaffes. He has noticeable lapses in cognitive recall/memory which many would love to ascribe to his "stuttering" affliction. But his gaffes/lack of recall reflect dementia in my view.

Watching his recent interviews/debates...Stuttering is the least of his issues. Witnessing my mother struggle with dementia, I sadly suspect at 77 years of age, Biden suffers as well.
This article explains it all: https://politics.theonion.com/biden-...s-s-1842129609
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US markets rose after Fed announced to pump trillions of dollars into financial markets but now crashing down again

Dow currently 21,800, down a record 1,700 points today, down 23% year to date.
Crazy times, markets could go in any direction now
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US markets rose after Fed announced to pump trillions of dollars into financial markets but now crashing down again

Dow currently 21,800, down a record 1,700 points today, down 23% year to date.
Crazy times, markets could go in any direction now

In reality, everybody knows that they can only go in one direction: down.

That's why nobody is buying stocks, even if they seem "cheap". In addition to the value of the stocks that has evaporated in the last days, so will the profits of the companies.
So they ain't really cheap at all.
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In reality, everybody knows that they can only go in one direction: down.

That's why nobody is buying stocks, even if they seem "cheap". In addition to the value of the stocks that has evaporated in the last days, so will the profits of the companies.
So they ain't really cheap at all.
Seems your forecast was correct.

Dow closed at 21,200, down 2,300 points, -9.9%. So breaking the largest daily points historical fall record by 340 points and scoring the fourth largest percentage fall in history.
The Dow’s Thursday losses also exceeded its 7.87-percent plunge on Oct. 15, 2008, which was the index’s most recent record for the steepest single-day drop by percentage.

In just 23 days, the S&P 500 (SPX) tumbled from record high to down 20% -- something that took 274 days during the 2008 bear market.

I have posted a number of times here that Trump was treading a dangerous path by claiming credit for the stock market gains, in reality, presidents have little control over the markets and so look foolish if they should crash.

Now Trump needs to get in front of the US public and put forward a credible and detailed plan for recovery otherwise the situation will continue to spiral down.

Trump pushed the Fed earlier this year to cut interest rates which they did so now they have little room left for manoeuver!

Compare the official US figure of 1,500+ cases with info like "Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton estimated on Thursday that more than 100,000 people in the state currently have coronavirus, a shockingly high number that underscores the limited testing so far."
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The really interesting thing is that gold is falling, too.
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