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  1. President Donald J. Trump

      Everyone has a positive reputation on TT.   What does this mean?      Prepare for a Trump landslide.   
  2. Brexit: The fallout

      🤮   You and a romantic partner are overdue for a night out.    
  3. Coronavirus

      Exactly - everyone should be looking at the hospitalization and death rates and very skeptically asking why governments are doing what they are doing.      An open debate and discussion of data and policy is healthy.   
  4. Coronavirus

    You think you are Galileo, but you are actually siding with the Church, @MikeMelga .     You and a lot of others will be shocked by the economic depression ushered in by this lockdown hysteria even though you repeatedly demanded it.   🤡   The Time article cherry picked data and the graph below shows that there is no upswing in deaths corresponding to the upswing in cases.   If the article was not political, it would mention the stats from Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the UK.   If it would be objective, it would mention the strict lockdown imposed by EU favorite Viktor Orban of Hungary, which simply delayed the inevitable.    
  5. Coronavirus

    Deaths are flat even adjusting for a 2-4 week lag.     Great Depression II is straight ahead and it was cheered on by most of TT.   🤯
  6. Coronavirus

      Why guess when data is available?   Wow - look at those deaths.  
  7. Brexit: The fallout

    Put Keleth on ignore for a while.      He's angry, but not in an interesting way.  He craves attention.   🤡😡
  8.   What happened to his plan to reject the result if unfavorable to him and then declare martial law?   Just kidding - that narrative wasn't serious any more than the speculation about Trump being imprisoned.   🤡
  9. Coronavirus

      And normally you are an unflailing optimist.      😂
  10. Brexit: The fallout

      - produced the preachiest pop group of all time - U2.      🤮
  11. Coronavirus

      How could the total number decrease without raising the dead?   The Guardian's graphics are honest and show that the number of deaths and hospitalizations per case are dramatically lower.   Look at Sweden on the worldometers link posted.   The country remained open and seems to have weathered the worst phase.
  12. Coronavirus

    Four weeks ago we needed to wait another two weeks.  Now we need another 3-4 weeks.      Sweden looks great.
  13. Brexit: The fallout

      "Looks absolutely nothing like" is more hyperbole.   The world is dynamic and the Remain position probably looks different from 4 years ago.  
  14. Brexit: The fallout

      murphaph needs to portray your position as extreme for his own mental bookkeeping.    I don't like BoJo's haircut or his Covid lockdown policy, but find his Brexit negotiating okay or even decent.   This mixture is like division by zero for murphaph's tribal driven processor.     🤯  
  15. Coronavirus

      Look at the graphs.  Rely on data not narrative.  The impact of the second wave is categorically different than the first.
  16. Brexit: The fallout

    It's a bit blasphemous that you did not capitalize the "f".   Continue raging.  🤪
  17. Coronavirus

    The economic damage from the lockdowns will take years to mitigate.    After a short trip outside of the current home base I am concerned about economic depression within the next year.  
  18. Brexit: The fallout

      After the US election, the weakness of the EU and especially Germany will become obvious to all but the dimmest of Remainers.  
  19.   Trump is going to win and the meltdown from those with TDS will go on for another four years.  
  20. Brexit: The fallout

    And security partner.  
  21. President Donald J. Trump

        "Everything on the internet is not authentic."  J.P. Morgan, 1908
  22. Brexit: The fallout

      How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?   2   One to fetch the giraffe and the other to fill the bathtub with jello.   🤯
  23.   It would seem that the Bidens were selling access.  Do you have a different spin?   Crack and strippers are just a sideshow.
  24.   IMHO Joe and Hunter were probably selling influence, but the laptop story doesn't pass the BS test.    HB may have been a crack addict, dated his brother's widow, pumped a baby into a stripper and tried to deny paternity or pay support, and engaged in blatant corruption,    but taking a laptop with incriminating evidence  to a local repair shop?  🤔
  25. stolz sein = proud??

    Germans speak about the German way.    I have heard a guy while engaging in USA bashing claim that the German way is better because Germans do not say they they are proud, with no sense of irony.  🤪   As it has been explained to me, when the murderous Europeans migrated to the US or various other immigration countries, there was a concerted effort to artificially forge new common identities to keep former rivals from killing each other.   The idea was to subordinate old tribal impulses to the common identity.  "Proud to be American" was part of the verbiage to make the transition.  I have found people in South America to show or express national pride as well.     Back when that started, there were actually people who left the old country for the new, I.e. they had actually done something rather than having been born into something.   Pretty simple but different from the experience of most Europeans and thus difficult for most to understand.