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Voted this am here in SC.... my polling place is kinda of rural, small townish. Light turn out but the poll workers did indeed seem confused with the process... what has changed is that everyone is more aware of voting procedure. People are watching the workers and system like hawks, the general distrust is growing rapidly and by November riots will ensue if what happened at 3am in 2020 repeats in 24.
 
bet on it!

"This Will Be The Nastiest, Dirtiest, Scariest Election In Our History" - Victor Davis Hanson​

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LA Times

Column: Trumponomics? He would impose the equivalent of a huge tax hike​

If Donald Trump becomes president again, one of his first moves will take money out of your pocket just as a tax hike would.

Trump hasn't outlined much of an economic program, but he has promised to impose a massive increase in tariffs on imports from almost all foreign countries — everything from bananas and baby formula to computer chips and machine parts.

And that’s the equivalent of a tax hike, because the costs of tariffs are paid almost entirely by the buyers of imported goods, whether they are Walmart shoppers or U.S. businesses that rely on foreign components.

Trump boasts that the tariffs he imposed in 2018 and 2019 brought billions of dollars into the Treasury, and promises a similar revenue increase in a second term. “The United States will make an absolute FORTUNE,” his campaign website says.

Here’s the problem: Contrary to what the former president seems to think, tariffs aren’t paid by foreign companies or governments. They’re initially paid by the U.S. companies that import the goods, but those importers almost always pass the cost on to consumers in the form of higher prices.

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Opinion piece from The Hill

Opinion: Trump’s enemies list is growing, and so are the odds that you’re on it​

As the Republican primaries slog toward the climax of a likely Trump nomination, I can’t help thinking that we as a country are still dramatically underreacting to the MAGA threat. The fact that Trump has even made it this far is proof of that.

When will we wake up?

I’ll say this: One thing that wakes you up is seeing your name on an enemies list.

When I was 12, the Columbine High School massacre happened. A troubled kid in my upstate New York school was apparently influenced by the shooting and decided to make his own list of kids he wanted to shoot, with a rifle he already owned.

I was “the Black kid” at school and I was first on his list. Fortunately, administrators found out before anything could happen. I don’t know what ultimately happened to that boy later in life, but I do know he was taken out of our school.

Meanwhile, I found out how scary it felt to have my name on a list like that. It took racial hatred out of the realm of the theoretical and into the practical, really fast.

So, I wonder, how many Americans realize they are on Trump’s enemies list? And I wonder if our collective response would be different if more people knew they could be targeted and their lives upended.

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Column: Trumponomics? He would impose the equivalent of a huge tax hike​


So we should believe the published words of liars?

"Safe and Effective." "Mostly Peaceful Protest." "Insurrectionists."

When they publish something, it's a LIE. That's WHY they publish it - to delude the public...this is their sick way of Making A Difference.
 

What do voters see in Trump? - The popularity of the former US President | DW Documentary​

Feb 26, 2024
The US presidential election will take place this November and Trump is polling well. What’s his appeal? Why does he remain so popular with voters?

Jasmyn Jordan is a young, black student of political science and international relations at the University of Iowa. In the 1970s, Jack Gilchrist served in the US air force. Now 69, he and his son run a metal fabricating company. Jesus Marquez is in his 40s. He grew up in Mexico and today he has his own radio show. All three are fervent Trump supporters. We went to Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada to meet them and find out why they believe he should be the next president. A report by Ines Pohl. 12 mins long.

 
Problem with these predilections from the left media is they parrot the 'official' narrative.

What if Trump's plan for the economy is to do what Milei has done in Argentine?

Slash the fat and cut out the grift?

Maybe he'll do like Hitler did and toss out the central bank debt-slave fiat money system?

Change the concept of 'money' from digits to work? A days wage for a days labor?

That is what Hitler did to turn Germany into a world powerhouse in 10 short years after WWI ruinous reparations by the Allies.

That's also why they had to destroy Germany after WWII. Too smart for the PTB.
 
They’re initially paid by the U.S. companies that import the goods, but those importers almost always pass the cost on to consumers in the form of higher prices.
The high taxes that the dems want to charge rich people and corporations, work in the same manner. Ie: those taxes are passed on to the buyers of their goods and services.

So what you want us to believe is that higher taxes on the rich are ok, (you've posted articles stating that) but increasing their tariffs are bad.
 
Just a little food for thought. Don't do anything rash.

Compulsory voting can reduce political polarization in the US, study finds​

Introducing compulsory voting in the United States and other majoritarian democracies, with meaningful and enforceable penalties for abstention, has the potential to reduce political polarization and protect democratic institutions from anti-democratic threats, according to a paper published by a University at Buffalo political philosopher.

The findings, published in the journal American Political Science Review involve the novel repurposing of existing theoretical political models to show how a compulsory voting system could reduce the distance between the proposed policies of two major political parties.

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Voted this am here in SC.... my polling place is kinda of rural, small townish. Light turn out but the poll workers did indeed seem confused with the process... what has changed is that everyone is more aware of voting procedure. People are watching the workers and system like hawks, the general distrust is growing rapidly and by November riots will ensue if what happened at 3am in 2020 repeats in 24.

Yeah, there is going to be conflict when the real deal arrives. I doubt this goes well. If they are going to foment violence, polling booths will be a great point to lob a few grenades. Sorry folks but due to MAGA violence we've had to postpone the election.... yeah, right.

I can't see this going smoothly whatever happens.
 
Just a little food for thought. Don't do anything rash.

Compulsory voting can reduce political polarization in the US, study finds​

Introducing compulsory voting in the United States and other majoritarian democracies, with meaningful and enforceable penalties for abstention, has the potential to reduce political polarization and protect democratic institutions from anti-democratic threats, according to a paper published by a University at Buffalo political philosopher.

The findings, published in the journal American Political Science Review involve the novel repurposing of existing theoretical political models to show how a compulsory voting system could reduce the distance between the proposed policies of two major political parties.

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Compulsory voting is what's down in Communist/authoritarian societies. So I'm sure the dems will be onboard with the idea.
 
Compulsory voting is what's down in Communist/authoritarian societies. So I'm sure the dems will be onboard with the idea.

I wouldn't mind seeing a "you must engage x % of the voting population before a vote is considered legitimate" rule. With some sort of caretaker, hobbled government for the interim periods that they failed to elect a government.
 
I wouldn't mind seeing a "you must engage x % of the voting population before a vote is considered legitimate" rule. With some sort of caretaker, hobbled government for the interim periods that they failed to elect a government.
Yep. Without voter support, the gov lacks credibility. Authoritarians want everyone voting on a controlled ballot. That way they can try to claim that they have the Peoples support.

By a controlled ballot, I mean controlled as far as who is on it. Ie: same thing the Stalinists/democrats want to do.
 

House swears in Suozzi, narrowing GOP majority​

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) was sworn into the House on Wednesday, reclaiming the seat he previously held and shrinking the GOP’s already slim majority in the chamber.

Suozzi won a special election in New York’s 3rd Congressional District earlier this month to replace former Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) in the House after the GOP lawmaker was expelled following a federal indictment and a scathing report from the Ethics Committee.

Suozzi’s swearing in brings the total number of lawmakers in the House to 432 — 219 Republicans and 213 Democrats — narrowing the GOP conference’s razor-thin majority. On any party-line vote going forward, Republicans will only be able to afford to lose two of their members and still see their priorities pass if all members are present and voting.

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Oh boy! More commie bs by another TDS afflicted "judge".

Once the supreme court rules on the Colorado ballot thing all this will come to an end. Probably gonna happen very soon.
 
Once the supreme court rules on the Colorado ballot thing all this will come to an end. Probably gonna happen very soon.
And shouldn't it?

You and those on your side may not like Trump, (and you don't have to) but he is an American just like all of you and I are, and as such is protected by the same Rights as any other American.

How would you like the full weight of government power bearing down on you, just because the majority in government don't like your politics and see you as a threat to their status quo?

Would you be ok with your Rights not being fully protected, to and include rulings by the highest court in the land?

I know that I sure would not be, and I would assume that you would feel the same too.
....and Trump deserves it too, if for no other reason than he is a fellow American.
 

Colorado votes Tuesday. The Supreme Court hasn't said if votes for Trump will count.​

WASHINGTON − No Supreme Court justice seemed eager last month to kick former President Donald Trump off the ballot when they heard Trump’s challenge to the decision in Colorado that he can’t be a candidate.

Their apparent agreement on a highly charged political issue that could have divided the justices along ideological lines suggested a speedy decision on a case that had already been expedited.

But Colorado holds its primary Tuesday, and the court has stayed silent.

Voters are also going to the polls in Maine, another state where Trump’s ballot eligibility is waiting for a ruling from the high court.

And in Illinois, which votes March 19, a judge last Wednesday relied on the same anti-insurrectionist section of the Constitution used by Colorado to declare that Trump cannot be a candidate – a decision the judge immediately put on hold until the Supreme Court acts.

Experts say they’re not surprised by the delay.

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The fact that it even got to the SC is bonkers. That means we have a gov littered with anti-American so-called leaders and judges. Every single one of them SHOULD have been able to come to the same conclusion on their own, that all 9 Justices did.


Edited to add: ...and I bet the msm just hates that it wasn't a 6-3 split. Now they can't milk it as being partisan.
 
The fact that it even got to the SC is bonkers. That means we have a gov littered with anti-American so-called leaders and judges
Yup. And you and I are not the only reason to notice.

James Howard Kunstler today. I use the ZH link because his blog name is something that censors here will block.


The USA is a runaway train with a dead man in the engineer’s seat. The conductor goes through the cars assuring the passengers that everything is fine. . . never mind the screeching wheels on the curves. . . or the blinding strobe effect of low sunlight passing through the trees out the window at a hundred and forty mph. . . or the bump that made half the stuff in the overhead luggage rack jump out. More than half the people on-board are at tachycardia levels of fright — some are screeching — but the other less than half just remain fixed on their phones and laptop screens. They can’t be bothered to look out the window...
Kunstler lists the five FUBARs in some detail, and then concludes:

What are we going to do about any of this? Return to the metaphor. The runaway train is still picking up speed. You can’t just jump off at 150 mph. If you’re one of the passengers watching this in horror, maybe you can decouple your car, or get the conductor to do it by any means necessary. Let’s say that each car behind the engine of this train is a state of the United States. Let the engine up front with the dead man at the controls ride that runaway to its terrible conclusion. Cut loose the cars behind it to take care of themselves, to slow down, get a grip on their situation, and make plans to find a better engine to pull the train. Decouple. Cut loose. It’s the only way.
I've said for a long time that the S-word is the only serious, meaningful way out. Even if it's not carried through, a movement of several States to withdraw from the Union, might wake up the Woketards.

It's finally becoming apparent...obvious, even...to others.
 
Now the left is railing against their three socialists for daring to not toe the line. :lmao: They're mad at the "wise latina", the fat, dopey one, and the moron who doesn't know what a woman is. :ROFLMAO:
 
Still one more issue left: "is Trump immune." If the robed ones say yes, the fed charges (jan6 & docs) go away.
BUT if they say he is NOT immune (doubtful) then they have to prove he did the crimes - in a lawful court of law... not in a kangaroo 'hang-em high' style court like Fani is used to...

HOWEVER that being the case... he'll be found innocent on appeal (because they abused their offices)

AND prior POTUS' WILL be subject to prosecution for their crimes which ARE provable and numerous.

That's what they always seem to forget, or ignore. Just as Fani is getting her fat fanny exposed, they too will suffer the same humiliations!

It's becoming clear that going against Trump with falsehoods NEVER ends well for the persecutors!

Why? Because as the 17th letter of the alphabet said:

It must be done right.
It must be done according to
THE RULE OF LAW
It must carry weight.
It must be proven in the court of law.
There can be no mistakes.
Good things sometimes take time.
Attempts to slow/block the inevitable Justice] will fail.
[D]s election interference 2016.
> Clinton/Hussein illegal FISA
[D]s election interference 2018.
> Mueller
[D]s election interference 2020.
> Impeachment
Projection.
These people are sick.
We, the People, are the cure.
 
court like Fani is used to...

No clue where that one is now. The judge involved is up for re-election from what I've heard and the news about the recent hearings is all over the place. Can't believe anything you hear about this one.
 
Word Art...

Do you SEE it?? "Dropping out"???

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that she is exiting the Republican presidential race and urged presumptive nominee Donald Trump to “earn” the support of voters who backed her.

“The time has now come to suspend my campaign. I said I wanted Americans to have their voices heard. I have done that. I have no regrets,” Haley said during remarks in Charleston, South Carolina, following a series of losses in GOP nominating contests on Super Tuesday.

Haley congratulated Trump in her address but did not endorse him.



Now do you SEE IT??

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