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by johnfajardohenry
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Trump's Epic Failure in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Replies: 18
Views: 602

Re: Trump's Epic Failure in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

...Whiney Hillary... John Henry Just for my own interest, when was the last time you thought of a dig or insult, but didn't say or write it because it was too petty? And if there was such a time, what was the insult and its context? In general? I don't do digs or insults very often here. About Whin...
by johnfajardohenry
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Trump's Epic Failure in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Replies: 18
Views: 602

Re: Trump's Epic Failure in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

More seriously, this is not our first rodeo. I've been here since 71, been through a minor Cat 1 in 74, Hurricane David in 79, Hurricane Hugo in 89 (8 weeks no power), Hurricane Georges 98 (6 weeks no power), Hurricane Irma 17 (1 week no power)and now Hurricane Maria 5 (weeks and counting but it may...
by johnfajardohenry
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Trump's Epic Failure in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Replies: 18
Views: 602

Re: Trump's Epic Failure in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Deal with problems? No way, Trump creates them. One of the amazing stories that doesn't get much coverage is how tireless and generous Whiney Hillary has been in getting us assistance. Between her personal donations and those from the Clinton Foundation, it is amost enough to buy a 2 scoop frozen c...
by johnfajardohenry
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: The GOP's health care dilemma
Replies: 462
Views: 19649

Re: The GOP's health care dilemma

Repeal the 17th Amendment. I am not for this but don't have strong feelings either way. Do you really think that popularly elected Senators in the past 100 years have done any better than appointed senators in the previous 100? Both groups have had some good and bad but neither system seems to have...
by johnfajardohenry
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: The GOP's health care dilemma
Replies: 462
Views: 19649

Re: The GOP's health care dilemma

no taxes for the rich With a very few exceptions at the state and local level like property taxes, the "rich" pay zero taxes in the US and always have. Jeff Bezos was the richest man in the world for a few hours last week. $90bn or so? How much tax does he pay on his wealth? $0.00 as far ...
by johnfajardohenry
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: The Decline of the American Empire
Replies: 120
Views: 5436

Re: The Decline of the American Empire

A couple years ago a quintessential American company relocated to Canada taking a lot of corporate jobs with them. Why? The Brazilian company that owns them could not understand why they should pay US taxes on revenues in Europe and the rest of the world. It did not affect the taxes they pay on BK r...
by johnfajardohenry
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: The Decline of the American Empire
Replies: 120
Views: 5436

Re: The Decline of the American Empire

Really? There's absolutely nothing they can do with it? Or do they CHOOSE not to do anything with it? OK, if you want to be pedantic, there are a lot of things they could do with it. They could take it into a field and burn it. They could invest in building European factories. They could give it to...
by johnfajardohenry
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?
Replies: 51
Views: 2082

Re: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

I can just picture Ol' JH explaining to the police officer who pulled him over for speeding that he isn't authorized to investigate the stack of bodies in the back seat. In the first place, I would have them in my trunk or at least under some blankets. That would generally require them to get a sea...
by johnfajardohenry
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?
Replies: 51
Views: 2082

Re: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

He's asking for a link, without providing one of his own. Really? You can't find the Justice Department? OK then: http://www.justice.gov then search Mueller for the PDF. I don't believe Mueller actually needs specific permission And on what do you base this belief if you have not read the order sta...
by johnfajardohenry
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: The Decline of the American Empire
Replies: 120
Views: 5436

Re: The Decline of the American Empire

Fflambeau,

I saw another runaway plant in the news the other day. Fiat is moving production out of their Toledo assembly plant.

I would guess you are upset about that, right?

Even if the production is moving to Fiat's Illinois plant?

John Henry
by johnfajardohenry
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: The Decline of the American Empire
Replies: 120
Views: 5436

Re: The Decline of the American Empire

Sort of related, Apple has $165 billion in banks overseas that it can't do anything with. Many other companies in the same situation. Probably more than half a trillion dollars all tolled. One of President Trump's proposals is a tollgate tax that would allow them to repatriate that money to the US a...
by johnfajardohenry
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: The Decline of the American Empire
Replies: 120
Views: 5436

Re: The Decline of the American Empire

And in other news, the Taiwanese company, Foxconn announced that it was building a huge plant in Wisconsin. Up to 13,000 manufacturing jobs and all manufacturing jobs are "good" jobs, right? They are even "high tech" jobs, according to the Madison newspaper. Even better, right? M...
by johnfajardohenry
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?
Replies: 51
Views: 2082

Re: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

Sections 1509, 1510 & 1513 Really? § 1509 - Obstruction of court orders I was unaware of any court orders. Which ones do you have in mind? § 1510 - Obstruction of criminal investigations Would this be firing Comey? Or perhaps saying that that Flynn was a nice guy, which Comey testified under oa...
by johnfajardohenry
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?
Replies: 51
Views: 2082

Re: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

Nothing I can find authorizes investigation for obstruction of justice. Maybe you're not trying hard enough. Perhaps you're not trying at all. Well, I did read the document appointing Mueller and signed by Rosenstein. It is pretty clear what Mueller is to look into. Nothing about obstruction of jus...
by johnfajardohenry
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?
Replies: 51
Views: 2082

Re: Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

I'm sure JfH protested when Ken Starr turned his investigation of a land deal (where he found nothing) into looking at Bill Clinton's private sex life. His sex life with an employee, on govt time in the oval office hardly seems "private" to me. Seems like a matter of national security ope...

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