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    that all sounds good Aianawa, problem is Trump is an inveterate liar. They've already played that round and Trump bailed. It doesn't make sense and everyone is confused (except for Q) because Trump makes no sense and he's the head that is suffering from a personality disorder and encroaching dementia. What else could we expect? He lives in the fantasy world of right wing media. That in and of itself is bizarre to the max. It's insane!

    Central bank/Gold standard. Of the two the Gold standard is the more ridiculous. Consider the assets of the entire world and then consider the value of the world's gold reserve. I don't know what it is but I'm betting gold can cover only a slight percentage of the world's assets. We have to be real, not fantastical. I suspect that the Central banks are trying to keep afloat a system that is doomed in any case. Monetary systems will change but the only thing that can replace them is a 'virtual' system or a system that is truly based in human value...Interesting conundrum ain't it?
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    As a kid I remember hearing about the U.S. fighting a war in the Belgian Congo and was confused about the why of it. Somewhat later I saw an article about where Uranium reserves existed. I saw an asterisk smack dab on the Belgian Confo. It all clicked at that point. It was then that I realized that we live in a very strange world. A depraved world.
    Congo was originally annexed by Belgium as a colony, just like Rwanda. Then Congo was striving for independence, supported by a democratically elected Congolese politician, the socialist Patrice Lumumba. So the Belgian government asked the CIA to assasinate Lumumba -- which they did -- and then he was replaced by the dictator Mobuto Sese Seko, who renamed Congo into Zaire. Mobutu was in turn overthrown in a guerilla coup by Laurent Désiré Kabila, who renamed the country to Congo again and poured it into a bloody civil war, in which many atrocities were committed.

    When Mobutu and his family tried to escape the country -- they were allegedly headed for Uganda -- Mobutu was intercepted and murdered by one of Kabila's sons. Laurent Désiré Kabila himself was later on assassinated by a sniper, and ever since then his son Joseph Kabila ran the country, up until only a few days ago, because the most recent elections were won by Félix Tshisekedi.

    Ever since the end of Mobutu's regime, Congo has remained in a struggle between its desire for independence from the Belgian government on the one hand -- all the while with the Belgian government still trying to keep a foot in the door -- and an almost never-ending battle between warlords on the other hand, with severe humanitarian crises as a result. Perhaps Tshisekedi would be able to turn things around now, but it'll remain to be seen. The Kabila dynasty obviously couldn't -- and didn't care for it much either.

    By the way, it wasn't just uranium. That which the Belgian government itself was most particularly interested in are the diamonds. Belgium is the center of diamond trade in Europe, you see...
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    The total value of all gold ever mined would exceed US$7.5 trillion at that valuation and using WGC 2017 estimates.

    In 2014, according to the CIA's World Factbook, the GWP was around US$78.28 trillion in nominal terms and totalled approximately 107.5 trillion international dollars in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). The per capita PPP GWP in 2017 was approximately Int$17,300 according to the World Factbook.
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    This is a good read.

    A Complete Psychological Analysis of Trump's Support

    According to a study that monitored brain activity while participants watched 40 minutes of political ads and debate clips from the presidential candidates, Donald Trump is unique in his ability to keep the brain engaged. While Hillary Clinton could only hold attention for so long, Trump kept both attention and emotional arousal high throughout the viewing session. This pattern of activity was seen even when Trump made remarks that individuals didn’t necessarily agree with. His showmanship and simple language clearly resonate with some at a visceral level.

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    After reading that article my only comment is thank god I"m not a Trump Supporter.
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    Last edited by Wind, 15th January 2019 at 18:57.

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    Seems like the permissions on that image do not allow for publication at another site, Brother.
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    Works now?

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    Works now?
    Yes, it does.
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    The last Bush president was an absolute clown, appeared and is said, was not very intelligent, showed imo himself to be a total puppet etc, Obama followed the plan yes ?, now Trump is attacked non stop by the weres n media ( mostly ) , the opposite of previous presidents yes ?, any threat to status Quo by Trump ?.

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    Bush and Obama were attacked by the media plenty. All presidents are. Even in the olden days of print media, presidents were attacked. That's how it goes. They also get credit and blame for things that weren't necessarily their doing.

    It's the way of things.

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    If I had a chance to go to the White House like these athletes and was fed fast food I would be incredibly disappointed.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    If I had a chance to go to the White House like these athletes and was fed fast food I would be incredibly disappointed.
    What I did not like is that they looked cold... and cold fast food is like plastic. Where were all the chafing dishes? It was about the most unappetizing spread I ever saw.

    My brother voted for Trump. My brother is an Alabama FAN so he wasn't too unhappy that rather than some big steaks, they had hamberders (spelling not incorrect). He thinks Trump is an Alabama fan too and was REALLY giving a nod to Alabama's upset.

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    Will have to check another high octane fella now lol >


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