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Old 29th December 2020, 09:08 PM   #3081
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
https://journalstar.com/lifestyles/h...a33943dd7.html

It seems Trump is angry with Melania over the renovations to their new residence at Mara Lago. He had one of his little temper tantrums with the staff even though it was Melania and an outside interior decorator who picked everything out.
Apparently he still thinks he can live there. I hope the town where Mar-a-Lardass is located does not chicken out by letting him live there.
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Old 29th December 2020, 09:10 PM   #3082
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Wall Street Journal just had an editorial saying Trump was helping Schumer..that Trump's Antics might well cost the GOP the senate in Georgia election. The Juurnal is a Murdoch owned paper, as is the NY Post. Looks as if Rupert is turning on Donnie..probably pissed off at Donnie's turning on Foxnews.
I hesitate to suggest that Diaper Donnie might actually be smart enough to be doing this deliberately (so that they do lose the Senate) in order to punish them for not standing up and fighting for him. He doesn't give a rats arse about Republicans, and I don't think he ever did. They are, and always were, a means to an end.

He is now desperate to stay in power because his legal jeopardy is looming large in the rear vision mirror.
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Old 29th December 2020, 09:49 PM   #3083
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Oh, god...we're never going to hear the end of that from him. He must be having multiple orgasms over this.
Probably, mainly because he, unsurprisingly, won't understand it. In recent history it largely amounts to a poll that asks ' Who is the President?'

1981-88 Reagan
1989-92 Bush Sr.
1993-2000 Clinton
2001-2007 Bush Jr.
2008-2019 Obama
2020 Trump

If all was well, Trump should have been top for the last 4 years. It's hardly a victory.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/1678/Mo...Man-Woman.aspx
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Old 29th December 2020, 10:23 PM   #3084
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Originally Posted by Worm View Post
Probably, mainly because he, unsurprisingly, won't understand it. In recent history it largely amounts to a poll that asks ' Who is the President?'

1981-88 Reagan
1989-92 Bush Sr.
1993-2000 Clinton
2001-2007 Bush Jr.
2008-2019 Obama
2020 Trump

If all was well, Trump should have been top for the last 4 years. It's hardly a victory.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/1678/Mo...Man-Woman.aspx
A while back, in an emergency situation, my mom had to take one of those cognitive tests, "Who is president?" It was almost exactly 4 years ago, and she said, "A good-looking black guy." She was then asked, "Who's the next president?" Reponse, "I hope it's not Donald Trump."

She's gone a bit downhill, but she knows there's a pandemic; and probably also knows Trump was defeated by Joe Biden. But it strikes me that these basic orientation questions have gotten tougher. It crossed my mind to re-register on her behalf and advise her to vote for Biden. I ended up letting it slide. She's 96, a lifelong Republican; and she concluded before the 2016 election that Trump was not a good person. She had grown to admire Obama somewhat. Her registration had lapsed with her DL and I didn't think to renew it. But it's one data point. She gave Trump the benefit of the doubt in 2016; she wouldn't have done so in 2020. And she was married to a man who testified on behalf of Robert Bork. She was a straight GOP ticket voter for 70 years, but that would have changed.
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Old 29th December 2020, 10:52 PM   #3085
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McConnell is blocking the vote on the $2,000 stimulus bill. The President and the two GOP Senators running in Georgia are asking for the $2K and Bernie is threatening to filibuster the Defense bill unless McConnell allows the vote.

Wonder what's going to happen?
I think that I saw a couple headlines about McConnell trying to insert Trump's demands as a poison pill to the $2000. People get the $2000, Section 230 gets removed.
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Old 30th December 2020, 06:08 AM   #3086
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Apparently he still thinks he can live there. I hope the town where Mar-a-Lardass is located does not chicken out by letting him live there.
I don’t think it’s the town. I think it’s an agreement he signed with residents of Mar-a-Lago.

He’ll ignore it, of course, but in theory it should be enforceable civilly if written properly.
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Old 30th December 2020, 06:59 AM   #3087
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Given it only takes:
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Eighteen percent of the survey's respondents named Trump
I don't think there's much to the prize.
Are you sure that wasn’t 18% of respondents named Trump voted for him...


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Old 30th December 2020, 07:43 AM   #3088
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Originally Posted by Worm View Post
Probably, mainly because he, unsurprisingly, won't understand it. In recent history it largely amounts to a poll that asks ' Who is the President?'

1981-88 Reagan
1989-92 Bush Sr.
1993-2000 Clinton
2001-2007 Bush Jr.
2008-2019 Obama
2020 Trump

If all was well, Trump should have been top for the last 4 years. It's hardly a victory.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/1678/Mo...Man-Woman.aspx
It's a poll for idiots. Many people just name the president because they're too stupid to quickly think of anyone else.
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Old 30th December 2020, 07:47 AM   #3089
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It's a poll for idiots. Many people just name the president because they're too stupid to quickly think of anyone else.
LOL! And many still get the wrong one!
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Old 30th December 2020, 08:00 AM   #3090
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Old 30th December 2020, 09:51 AM   #3091
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Yet another Trump issue (although admittedly this one is pretty small, and won't really have much of an impact)...

From: Law and Crime
President Donald Trump shared a video late Monday that appears to attempt an awkwardly self-congratulatory montage of Trump’s accomplishments....Forty-two seconds in, the caption “Trump stands for peace” fills the screen; next, the video shows Trump, standing alongside other dignitaries, proudly displaying a document, all while the Nobel Prize graphic plays in the corner....there are a couple of potential legal problems with Trump’s video. First, there’s the potentially unauthorized use of the Nobel Prize image....Furthermore, it’s worth noting that the image used in Trump’s video is not the one that corresponds to the Nobel Peace Prize.

This seems to illustrate Trump's presidency so perfectly...

- Breaking the law (unauthorized use of image)...check
- Lying about accomplishments (suggesting he won the peace prize)... check
- acting in an incompetent manner (use of the wrong image)... check.
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Old 30th December 2020, 10:22 AM   #3092
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Which perfectly shows what game Trump is playing: Not 4D chess. Not ordinary chess. Not even a decent game of checkers. But a game of cheats. And because most other players have this naive idea that you ought to follow the rules, he can win, .... for a time. But once they wise up to him, it's ..

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Old 30th December 2020, 11:24 AM   #3093
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Originally Posted by MRC_Hans View Post
Which perfectly shows what game Trump is playing: Not 4D chess. Not ordinary chess. Not even a decent game of checkers. But a game of cheats. And because most other players have this naive idea that you ought to follow the rules, he can win, .... for a time. But once they wise up to him, it's ..

Ovah!

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4D chess? HAH! It was always 5D.

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Prominent QAnon conspiracy theorist says she is beginning to wonder if Trump really is playing ‘5D chess’ after all.
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Old 30th December 2020, 12:06 PM   #3094
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Really, I wonder if anybody realizes exactly how complex 5D chess would actually be.

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Old 30th December 2020, 12:17 PM   #3095
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Originally Posted by MRC_Hans View Post
Really, I wonder if anybody realizes exactly how complex 5D chess would actually be.
Technically, wouldn't some of the moves be made in a parallel universe?

It's not so far-fetched for Trump, who seems to live on a different planet.
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Old 30th December 2020, 12:33 PM   #3096
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Technically, wouldn't some of the moves be made in a parallel universe?
Not really. You can simulate as many dimensions as you like on computer. Visualizing that, on other hand, can be... problematic.

I think good exercise would be "how literal 3D chess would be like?" compared to traditional 2D chess. We know three dimensions, so we can work with that.
Obviously, there would be cubed game field (8 x 8 x 8 instead of 8 x 8), but it is not clear for me how pieces would be arranged. Most likely there would be new pieces and more pieces to fill plane nearest to player.
Movement is simple enough to be replicated in 3D, though some new pieces could have moves that inherently pass through all dimensions (think kinghts that already have unusual movement).
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Old 30th December 2020, 12:39 PM   #3097
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Originally Posted by Mader Levap View Post
Not really. You can simulate as many dimensions as you like on computer. Visualizing that, on other hand, can be... problematic.

I think good exercise would be "how literal 3D chess would be like?" compared to traditional 2D chess. We know three dimensions, so we can work with that.
Obviously, there would be cubed game field (8 x 8 x 8 instead of 8 x 8), but it is not clear for me how pieces would be arranged. Most likely there would be new pieces and more pieces to fill plane nearest to player.
Movement is simple enough to be replicated in 3D, though some new pieces could have moves that inherently pass through all dimensions (think kinghts that already have unusual movement).
Have you never seen Star Trek?

(OK, so it was in maybe one episode over 50 years ago...)
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Old 30th December 2020, 12:59 PM   #3098
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I'd actually love to see Trump try to play an ordinary game of Go, since being greedy and unreasonable usually loses you the game.
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Old 30th December 2020, 01:01 PM   #3099
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I just want to see Trump play like.... Cards Against Humanity or some other game where you can't win without having fun.
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Old 30th December 2020, 01:02 PM   #3100
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I'd actually love to see Trump try to play an ordinary game of Go, since being greedy and unreasonable usually loses you the game.
It would just quickly end up with a mess of pieces on the ground and a broken board as he claims victory and to have played the perfect game and his opponent cheated.
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Old 30th December 2020, 01:13 PM   #3101
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It would just quickly end up with a mess of pieces on the ground and a broken board as he claims victory and to have played the perfect game and his opponent cheated.
That's tragically accurate. If there's any upside to Trump's handling of this election cycle, it's that some of his followers have backed away in horror at what he's been doing. The other day I drank my "Trump beer" with a friend with whom I bet one Guinness that Trump would lose this election, and he was very subdued about Trump. He'd thought Trump was "the guy," but now he thinks he was wrong. People can learn.

Trump's recent behavior has done a lot of harm to America, though, so that's a pretty thin upside.
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Old 30th December 2020, 01:13 PM   #3102
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Now I'm picturing Trump trying to play any modern cooperative card game or board game. Any outcome where everyone benefits is a loss in his mind, so he'd end up attacking the other players in an effort to be the only winner.
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Old 30th December 2020, 01:15 PM   #3103
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Are you sure that wasn’t 18% of respondents named Trump voted for him...


Actually, I was thinking given it was shared in the right wing blogosphere that Hillary won this a gajillion times, Trumpers were ready to pimp for him here.
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Yet another Trump issue (although admittedly this one is pretty small, and won't really have much of an impact)...

From: Law and Crime
President Donald Trump shared a video late Monday that appears to attempt an awkwardly self-congratulatory montage of Trump’s accomplishments....Forty-two seconds in, the caption “Trump stands for peace” fills the screen; next, the video shows Trump, standing alongside other dignitaries, proudly displaying a document, all while the Nobel Prize graphic plays in the corner....there are a couple of potential legal problems with Trump’s video. First, there’s the potentially unauthorized use of the Nobel Prize image....Furthermore, it’s worth noting that the image used in Trump’s video is not the one that corresponds to the Nobel Peace Prize.

This seems to illustrate Trump's presidency so perfectly...

- Breaking the law (unauthorized use of image)...check
- Lying about accomplishments (suggesting he won the peace prize)... check
- acting in an incompetent manner (use of the wrong image)... check.
One of the news sources, CNN or MSNBC played a couple of Trump rally clips yesterday where he actually said he won two Nobel prizes.

I'll go hunt for them. It was shocking even for Trump.
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Ossoff and fellow Democratic insurgent Rev. Raphael Warnock have both called for a much larger stimulus package. Analysts say Loeffler and Perdue are in a tough spot — they want to keep their #MAGA base happy without looking like they are flip-flopping on their previous fiscally conservative stand.
They must be very new at this. It doesn't matter if they "look like they are flip-flopping". The MAGA base will support the flip-flop, because it is Trump that originally flip-flopped, making it okay - and not merely okay, but now a policy requirement of everyone who wants MAGA support. The MAGA base does not care about "fiscal conservativism" except when Trump invokes it. When Trump backs a fiscally progressive policy, MAGA backs the fiscally progressive policy. That's how it works.
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One of the news sources, CNN or MSNBC played a couple of Trump rally clips yesterday where he actually said he won two Nobel prizes.

I'll go hunt for them. It was shocking even for Trump.
Are you sure those weren't Noble Prizes, granted by Noble Landscaping & Lawn Care in Schenectady?
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Are you sure those weren't Noble Prizes, granted by Noble Landscaping & Lawn Care in Schenectady?

At least the Nobel Prize actually exists. He has a long history of bragging about receiving awards that are found to not exist when people investigate.
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Old 30th December 2020, 01:29 PM   #3108
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Here is some very poison fruit of MAGA:

NPR: Europe and China Approve Landmark Investment Treaty, Snubbing U.S.

WaPo: E.U. and China agree to investment pact despite concern about forced labor, objections from U.S.

The NPR headline gets the gist of how this is seen outside the US, while the WaPo focuses on the concerns that would have held if the US had not already severely lost its world standing under Trump.
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Here it is, he goes beyond saying he should have won, at least in the cherry picked clips. He then admits it was only a nomination, but judge for yourselves. You only need listen to the first 50 seconds:

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Here is some very poison fruit of MAGA:

NPR: Europe and China Approve Landmark Investment Treaty, Snubbing U.S.
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But after Biden won the U.S. presidential election, Chinese negotiators went into overdrive, offering various concessions on market access for European companies to help push the deal through before the end of the year.
But I was assured by Trump that Biden will be easy on China and is China's desired candidate. So then why is China suddenly rushing to complete the deal before Biden gets into office?
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Insanity. As usual.
Trump tries to poke McConnel in the eyes.
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Old 30th December 2020, 03:09 PM   #3112
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets

Watching @FoxNews is almost as bad as watching Fake News @CNN. New alternatives are developing!

JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC!

Twitter is shadow banning like never before. A disgrace that our weak and ineffective political leadership refuses to do anything about Big Tech. They’re either afraid or stupid, nobody really knows!
Boo hoo. Peeples say bad fings about DiaperDon. Haz a sad!
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Old 30th December 2020, 03:18 PM   #3115
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The Onion could have printed that and no one could have picked it was real.
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Old 30th December 2020, 04:41 PM   #3116
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Trump Tweets

Thank you, a great honor!

President Donald J Trump is AfricaWorld Man of the Year 2020
By Ukachukwu Okorie On January 20, 2017 when President Donald J Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America by Chief Justice John Roberts, many would not have imagined...
africaworldnewspaper.com
A great honor Donny, bestowed upon you from one of your ****-hole countries!
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Old 30th December 2020, 05:23 PM   #3117
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"German citizens Hans Meyer wonders if maybe the tightening of the front in the east might actually be a retreat from a superior Russian army".
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Old 30th December 2020, 05:43 PM   #3118
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WTF?
"... and that Trump was selected by top generals to run for POTUS." (paraphrased)

Never heard that little gem, but how far out there would you have to be to believe such a thing?
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Old 30th December 2020, 05:48 PM   #3119
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5D chess, he's magical, and his thinking is above what anyone understands...

There's quite the bit of tea leaf reading religion in there: God has mysterious ways; God has a plan for us, we just don't know what it is; God has a reason for [fill in the horror] but his intelligence is so far above us......
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"President Donald J Trump is AfricaWorld Man of the Year 2020"

It's a religious web publication that appears to have nothing in the archives before April 2020.

https://africaworldnewspaper.com/
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