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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By seayakin
Can someone change the title to "Russia threatens...

Can someone change the title to "Russia threatens Lithuania" I typed wrong.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 20th June 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,383
Posted By seayakin
Russia Threatens Lithuania

Russia warns NATO-member Lithuania over Kaliningrad transit (https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-warns-nato-member-lithuania-over-kaliningrad-transit-2022-06-20/)

This is a disturbing...
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,346
Posted By seayakin
The committee is showing the playbook of a...

The committee is showing the playbook of a tyrant. Will it sway anyone who doesn’t already believe this? I am doubtful but I believe it has be done if nothing more than get as many details as...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th April 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,829
Posted By seayakin
I was trying to find analysis on this but has...

I was trying to find analysis on this but has anyone seen evidence that the deaths those in Putins orbit who might be thinking of overthrowing Putin?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th April 2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,829
Posted By seayakin
I was reading this article in Foreign Affairs...

I was reading this article in Foreign Affairs (https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russian-federation/2022-04-20/what-if-war-ukraine-doesnt-end). I am wondering if the war will ever end? Under...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd March 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,688
Posted By seayakin
I was wondering if the Russians capture Kiev, how...

I was wondering if the Russians capture Kiev, how likely is it the Ukrainian government can reconvene in western Ukraine to continue a conventional fight and support insurgency behind the lines?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th February 2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,688
Posted By seayakin
I think it is quite likely no one has been giving...

I think it is quite likely no one has been giving him honest intelligence about the capabilities of the Russian military or the resistance that might have been expected in the Ukraine. I though the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th February 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,688
Posted By seayakin
I agree. A big difference is the the Taiwanese...

I agree. A big difference is the the Taiwanese do consider themselves Chinese but don't want to be a part of Communist China. The Ukrainians have maintained a separate identity even when part of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th February 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,688
Posted By seayakin
I suspect as others have said is that Putin will...

I suspect as others have said is that Putin will install a puppet leader to make sure he has a compliant leader. I don't see him risking an attack on any NATO country. My guess he will continue try...
Forum: USA Politics 4th January 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,025
Posted By seayakin
I agree completely - the return of Jim Crow v....

I agree completely - the return of Jim Crow v. 2.0.
Forum: USA Politics 4th January 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,025
Posted By seayakin
I don't dismiss the threat to our democracy but...

I don't dismiss the threat to our democracy but I'm just having trouble imagining what would define a civil war for us under these conditions. For instance, let us assume the states where...
Forum: USA Politics 20th August 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,793
Posted By seayakin
He would have held up some attractive Afghan...

He would have held up some attractive Afghan woman who he made sure got to America, put her before a camera, and say what a success it was. He would have ignored everyone left behind. He would have...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 18th January 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,916
Posted By seayakin
I watched the first episode and one of the medium...

I watched the first episode and one of the medium episodes and the final episode on reincarnation. The series needs a healthy dose of skepticism. I think others have addressed some of the issue...
Forum: USA Politics 8th November 2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 20,042
Posted By seayakin
I'm wondering if the Trump supporters will take...

I'm wondering if the Trump supporters will take the position that Biden is not my president and back are the QAnon theories that are likely to arise instead of facing reality?
Forum: USA Politics 7th November 2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,728
Posted By seayakin
On top of this, the sycophants in his...

On top of this, the sycophants in his administration will move on abandoning him. Trump will die of cardiac arrest brought on by complications from COVID within two years.
Forum: USA Politics 6th November 2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3,614
Views: 102,270
Posted By seayakin
Don't you think he will create the Mar a Lago...

Don't you think he will create the Mar a Lago Casino and Presidential Library and Strip Club when he leaves?
Forum: USA Politics 8th September 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,529
Views: 145,201
Posted By seayakin
No he will make inkind donations from his...

No he will make inkind donations from his properties at highly inflated rates. All events of course held at Trump properties.
Forum: USA Politics 7th July 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 23,841
Posted By seayakin
My guess it will have little impact on the...

My guess it will have little impact on the election. His supporters will dismiss it and opponents will agree.
Forum: USA Politics 12th March 2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,932
Views: 85,318
Posted By seayakin
Trump was exposed to the virus CNN Report...

Trump was exposed to the virus

CNN Report (https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/03/08/trump-coronavirus-not-concerned-sot-vpx.cnn)

Will he take this opportunity to quarantine himself? He...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 29th May 2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,473
Posted By seayakin
Thanks for all the responses, I didnít know about...

Thanks for all the responses, I didnít know about how context and size could affect perception in a film like that. I have experienced this where a distant plane flies towards me and appears to...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 28th May 2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,473
Posted By seayakin
NY Times Article on UFO sighting

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html

I was wondering if anyone saw this. Normally I dismiss these things but since it is in the N.Y. Times I trust it...
Forum: USA Politics 4th November 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 85,024
Posted By seayakin
Does this make Georgia officially a banana...

Does this make Georgia officially a banana republic? Vote suppression and now this, all they need is to restore Jim Crowe

Brian Kempís Office, Without Citing Evidence, Investigates Georgia...
Forum: USA Politics 1st November 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 168,456
Posted By seayakin
Can't argue with that Sent from my...

Can't argue with that


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Forum: USA Politics 1st November 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 168,456
Posted By seayakin
The question I have, if the Dems take the house...

The question I have, if the Dems take the house will be blame fraudulent votes or Paul Ryan and other Republicans who contradicted him?


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Forum: USA Politics 7th October 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 168,456
Posted By seayakin
The Trump Presidency X: 10-10 'til we do it again

I agree but I think many voters will hear the economy is good and not pay attention to those details. Of course, many are feeling the pain you talk about and continue to support Trump. I do believe...
Forum: USA Politics 7th October 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 168,456
Posted By seayakin
I think this is spot on and if there is any down...

I think this is spot on and if there is any down turn in the economy before 2020 he is toast. Frankly, most other presidents with this economy would have super high approval ratings. He can't break...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd May 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,887
Posted By seayakin
I agree with this completely. This is why labor...

I agree with this completely. This is why labor has been weakening for a long time.

We also have this overwhelming myth of the self reliant frontiers man who can solve any issue by himself.
...
Forum: USA Politics 9th May 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,201
Posted By seayakin
I really believe China and North Korea have a...

I really believe China and North Korea have a more coordinated strategy this go around. I don't have evidence other than Kim's recent visits and a gut feeling. I believe they know they can play...
Forum: USA Politics 9th May 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,201
Posted By seayakin
I think China also because they may appear as a...

I think China also because they may appear as a voice of reason if things go further. Trump is working hard to hand all international leadership to China.



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Forum: USA Politics 8th May 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,201
Posted By seayakin
I am not sure about war. However, I think if...

I am not sure about war. However, I think if there was war to come with Iran it could end up the US going it alone with possibly Israel.


More likely, the US loses all leadership on the world...
Forum: USA Politics 21st April 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 270,277
Posted By seayakin
If they mate who's in top. Oy now I can't...

If they mate who's in top.


Oy now I can't get that image out of my head.


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Forum: USA Politics 21st April 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,630
Views: 371,027
Posted By seayakin
I am still wondering what Mueller might do or...

I am still wondering what Mueller might do or legally can do if he felt the investigation was prematurely shut down. I know he has shared information with the New York state attorney. Would he...
Forum: USA Politics 20th April 2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,357
Views: 171,301
Posted By seayakin
The Trump/Kim Summit - USA v No. Korea - General Discussion

Frankly my bet is Kim Jong Un sees an opportunity to negotiate a great deal from a fool rather than being intimidated by Trumps bluster. Un also sees an opportunity to drive a small wedge between...
Forum: USA Politics 19th April 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,568
Views: 255,078
Posted By seayakin
Yes Stormy Daniel's is a sideshow compared to...

Yes Stormy Daniel's is a sideshow compared to potential connections Cohen has to Russian mob and other money laundering activity and if this gets linked to Trump.
...
Forum: USA Politics 17th April 2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 284,311
Posted By seayakin
Not going to argue with that. I believe this is...

Not going to argue with that. I believe this is true also.


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Forum: USA Politics 17th April 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,430
Views: 284,311
Posted By seayakin
I think others may have said this but Putin must...

I think others may have said this but Putin must have more than pee pee tapes. My guess is Putin could collapse the house of cards that make up Trumps businesses.


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Forum: USA Politics 13th April 2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 270,277
Posted By seayakin
Hard core Republicans have been pushing for a...

Hard core Republicans have been pushing for a pardon for a long time. I think this was a move to please them, maybe some quid pro quo.


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Forum: USA Politics 12th April 2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 270,277
Posted By seayakin
The Trump Presidency VI

I never thought of it before but do others think Sessions may have dirt to hold over Trump. He has lasted much longer than I would have thought. Sessions is a racist dirt bag but I don't think he...
Forum: USA Politics 11th April 2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,310
Posted By seayakin
I think there is a lot to agree with David Brooks...

I think there is a lot to agree with David Brooks assessment but i also disagree with the opinion that Trump understands the people who voted for him. He simply did the same thing he always has done...
Forum: USA Politics 10th April 2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 270,277
Posted By seayakin
My guess is you are right. I also believe there...

My guess is you are right. I also believe there are few people who truly like Trump and only develop relationships in the hopes of getting something out of him. Republican loyalty only goes star as...
Forum: USA Politics 10th April 2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,630
Views: 371,027
Posted By seayakin
Wow, Elvis must be behind this along with...

Wow, Elvis must be behind this along with Liberace. Only they could orchestrate such a plot to counter the true patriotism and brilliance of Trump.



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Forum: USA Politics 9th April 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 270,277
Posted By seayakin
I have the same concern but one side of me thinks...

I have the same concern but one side of me thinks the Republicans may take action of Trump fired all. I bet some Republicans are holding dirt on Trump and would like the strategic opportunity to...
Forum: USA Politics 9th April 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,527
Views: 270,277
Posted By seayakin
Will the Trump pardon Cohen as he goes down? May...

Will the Trump pardon Cohen as he goes down? May not matter because my guess is NY attorney general is also likely to prosecute.


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Forum: USA Politics 18th March 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,630
Views: 371,027
Posted By seayakin
Breaking: Mueller Grand Jury charges filed, arrests as soon as Monday

Graham: Trump firing Mueller would be 'the beginning of the end of his presidency'

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/18/politics/lindsey-graham-mueller-probe-cnntv/index.html


This is encouraging...
Forum: USA Politics 6th March 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,567
Views: 256,000
Posted By seayakin
Without providing spoilers there are important...

Without providing spoilers there are important developments about 3/4 through the film highlighting a specific racist issue.




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Forum: USA Politics 27th February 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,567
Views: 256,000
Posted By seayakin
I agree. I think it has limited value to say...

I agree.

I think it has limited value to say if Joe spent 5 dollars a week less on his vice of choice then he would have so much money. There a variety of reasons but this is a bit of a derail...
Forum: USA Politics 27th February 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,567
Views: 256,000
Posted By seayakin
Done, using future valid on 1000 investment over...

Done, using future valid on 1000 investment over 20 years with annual return of 9.8% comes to 6487. That assumes no additional contributions.

9.8 is 90 year average for s&p 500

Of course it is...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd February 2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,567
Views: 256,000
Posted By seayakin
I agree. I think Trump would throw even Ivanka...

I agree. I think Trump would throw even Ivanka under the bus if he thought it might save his life. In my unprofessional opinion,he is truly a sociopath.



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Forum: USA Politics 22nd February 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,567
Views: 256,000
Posted By seayakin
let's add security guard duties to the job...

let's add security guard duties to the job description of every teacher, brilliant!


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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th February 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,861
Posted By seayakin
I agree with this. I am always troubled with...

I agree with this. I am always troubled with the idea that some degrees are better than others. I majored in history and have been ridiculed by some as having a "useless" degree. Ultimately, it is...
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