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Anyone watch Obamas speech at the University of Illinois? I just finished, it was so refreshing to hear complete sentences, no sneering or fearmongering or childish names but educated observations of the state of the nation.

It was refreshing to hear an adult talk politics.
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Anyone watch Obamas speech at the University of Illinois? I just finished, it was so refreshing to hear complete sentences, no sneering or fearmongering or childish names but educated observations of the state of the nation.

It was refreshing to hear an adult talk politics.
I watched part of it. Pretty good, and imo the type of "adult" talk we need to hear right now. I especially like how he called out the anonymous NYT writer and said (essentially) that's not courageous or how democracy should work.

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I watched part of it. Pretty good, and imo the type of "adult" talk we need to hear right now. I especially like how he called out the anonymous NYT writer and said (essentially) that's not courageous or democracy should work.
Good for him.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

One could maybe explain to me why the fact that Jewish donors made up 50% of Clinton's campaign donations and Trump's 25% (if they make just about 2% of population) is not a concern at all?
https://www.jpost.com/US-Elections/U...c-party-468774
The Russian "meddling" looks like peanuts and distraction from such a perspective.
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One could maybe explain to me why the fact that Jewish donors made up 50% of Clinton's campaign donations and Trump's 25% (if they make just about 2% of population) is not a concern at all?
https://www.jpost.com/US-Elections/U...c-party-468774
The Russian "meddling" looks like peanuts and distraction from such a perspective.
It is about time the Christian Evangelists broke open their piggy banks instead of taking a free ride!
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“Ford has abruptly killed a plan to sell a Chinese-made small vehicle in the U.S. because of the prospect of higher U.S. Tariffs.” CNBC.
This is just the beginning.
This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!
And Ford's reply
"Ford Motor Company on Sunday pushed back against President Trump's claim that it can build a China-made hatchback model in the U.S. after it scrapped plans to sell it domestically because of the president's tariffs.

“It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the U.S. given an expected annual sales volume of fewer than 50,000 units and its competitive segment,” the company said in a statement, according to The New York Times."

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No wonder Trump was so often bankrupted!
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One could maybe explain to me why the fact that Jewish donors made up 50% of Clinton's campaign donations and Trump's 25% (if they make just about 2% of population) is not a concern at all?
https://www.jpost.com/US-Elections/U...c-party-468774
The Russian "meddling" looks like peanuts and distraction from such a perspective.
I don't think that comparison is fair, after all the donations are legal.

However they explain at least a big part of the unwavering support of Israel, something I've never understood. That makes it money well spent.
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I don't think that comparison is fair, after all the donations are legal.

However they explain at least a big part of the unwavering support of Israel, something I've never understood. That makes it money well spent.
It may not even be true!

There is no law in the US that donors have to state their religion, so any numbers are at best a guess.

The article is quoting a study made in 2016 here.

I could not find with google any other source that claims such high Jewish donations? Most sources agree that the majority of Jewish donations go to the Democrats despite the GOP support of Israel.

Seems to confirm the view that the GOP support of Israel is to satisfy their Christian Evangelist base rather than their Jewish supporters, crazy town indeed!

Christian Zionism is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land and the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 were in accordance with Bible prophecy. Some Christian Zionists believe that the gathering of the Jews in Israel is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Jesus.
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It probably shows that wealthy Jewish people are concerned about politics. It becomes a problem when is starts to associated with Zionist conspiracy theories by right and left wing extremist commentators. Although the unwavering support for Israel even when Israel is totally in breach of human rights in its ongoing conflict with Palestine does make one ponder.
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It may not even be true!

There is no law in the US that donors have to state their religion, so any numbers are at best a guess.

The article is quoting a study made in 2016 here.

I could not find with google any other source that claims such high Jewish donations? Most sources agree that the majority of Jewish donations go to the Democrats despite the GOP support of Israel.
The article doesn't state a source for the stats, so it's hard to know what the numbers really are. Maybe it's a self-reporting survey, although I don't think that's likely. Most probable imo is that someone grabbed campaign finance records relating to significant donations and added up numbers from people with Jewish-sounding names.
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The article doesn't state a source for the stats, so it's hard to know what the numbers really are. Maybe it's a self-reporting survey, although I don't think that's likely. Most probable imo is that someone grabbed campaign finance records relating to significant donations and added up numbers from people with Jewish-sounding names.
This, exacrly.

Zuckerberg, Bloomberg, Breitbart.

So many Jewish names in America.

There must be a conspiracy. It's the only possible explanation
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Old 10.09.2018, 15:49
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The article doesn't state a source for the stats, so it's hard to know what the numbers really are. Maybe it's a self-reporting survey, although I don't think that's likely. Most probable imo is that someone grabbed campaign finance records relating to significant donations and added up numbers from people with Jewish-sounding names.
As I mentioned google found other people who used this approach but came up with very much lower donation numbers.

For example an article here claims Jewish contributions to Hillary's campaign were ca. $75 million out of a total of $1.4 Billion which sounds realistic?
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Trump has only been awake a couple of hours and already 12 tweets; must be another crisis coming today
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Trump tweets on GDP early today -- see attached.

Now see the changes in US GDP growth and the US unemployment rate.






Oh, look what Obama did... President, January 2009 - January 2017. But Trump's blinkered faithful won't see any of that.

Also, note that GDP growth in 2014 was far higher than anything that Trump has managed to maintain, clinging to Obama's coat-tails.

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And the lies keep rolling off Donnie's iPhone screen...

Another tweet from Trump this morning -- see attached.

And here's what Obama actually said on 1 June 2016 about then-candidate Trump's promise to bring back jobs to the United States:

“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it," Obama said.

"He just says, 'Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.' Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

Nothing about inability to hit a GDP target. Obama was pointing out that Trump had no plan, no idea what to do. He is flying by the seat of his pants.

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Trump tweets on GDP early today -- see attached.

Now see the changes in US GDP growth and the US unemployment rate.








Oh, look what Obama did... President, January 2009 - January 2017. But Trump's blinkered faithful won't see any of that.

Also, note that GDP growth in 2014 was far higher than anything that Trump has managed to maintain, clinging to Obama's coat-tails.

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Just to bad , that redneck's can't read Charts

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And the lies keep rolling off Donnie's iPhone screen...

Another tweet from Trump this morning -- see attached.

And here's what Obama actually said on 1 June 2016 about then-candidate Trump's promise to bring back jobs to the United States:

“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it," Obama said.

"He just says, 'Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.' Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

Nothing about inability to hit a GDP target. Obama was pointing out that Trump had no plan, no idea what to do. He is flying by the seat of his pants.

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And the lies keep rolling off Donnie's iPhone screen...

Another tweet from Trump this morning -- see attached.

And here's what Obama actually said on 1 June 2016 about then-candidate Trump's promise to bring back jobs to the United States:

“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it," Obama said.

"He just says, 'Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.' Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually the answer is, he doesn’t have an answer.”

Nothing about inability to hit a GDP target. Obama was pointing out that Trump had no plan, no idea what to do. He is flying by the seat of his pants.

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I believe Obama was referring to Trump's claim to bring annual GDP up to 4%, not just one quarter?
Most forecasts for next quarter are around 3.1%, if that comes true and hits just before the midterms it will be interesting
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And Ford's reply
"Ford Motor Company on Sunday pushed back against President Trump's claim that it can build a China-made hatchback model in the U.S. after it scrapped plans to sell it domestically because of the president's tariffs.

“It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the U.S. given an expected annual sales volume of fewer than 50,000 units and its competitive segment,” the company said in a statement, according to The New York Times."

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No wonder Trump was so often bankrupted!
Would anybody at Ford really believe that a model produced in China would be a success?
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Would anybody at Ford really believe that a model produced in China would be a success?
Tim Cook makes a pretty penny - 40% profit margin - on Apple products made in China. One of the most valuable companies in the world... And China is quickly becoming the biggest market in the world... I really don't know what you mean.
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Would anybody at Ford really believe that a model produced in China would be a success?
General Motors sold more than 40,000 Buick Envisions in the US last year. Made in China.

Would you prefer a Cadillac CT6 hybrid? Yours for just $75,000. Made in China.

Volvo has been owned by the Chinese firm Geely for almost a decade now. S60, sir? Certainly. Made in China.
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