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unit731

Member Since 27 Oct 2003
Offline Last Active 17 Nov 2017 00:30
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In Topic: Usa Thread

09 August 2017 - 13:12

View Postdean, on 08 August 2017 - 23:39, said:

Hopefully, we can get qualified rich
citizens to run (except Mark Zuckerberg).  But without the nepotism and conflicts of interest involving the rich person's financial portfolio. The last 2 have a good chance of sinking the Trump Presidency,  if the Russia prope doesn't.

This has been stated time and time again.  Over and over.  For many elections.  Local, State, and Federal.  

IT DOES NOT WORK.

Just because someone runs/starts a successful business has absolutely no bearing of becoming a successful government leader.  

Older case in point.  
Governor Craig Benson.
Start up company - Cabletron.  
Became successful and rich.

Ran for and won NH governor.  2 year term.

Promised to bring "business" practices to the state house.  Cut "waste, fraud, and abuse".

One of Benson's first acts was to tell all state department heads to cut 10% from all annual budgets.  Neat.   Except.
Cut the court system 10%.  The task for the court system 10 % was given to the chief judge at state Supreme Court system.  There they just cut court clerks and typists.
The result.  Months and in some cases years of back log delays in court cases.  To the point that Governor Benson rescinded the cut of 10%.
The state roadways went into disrepair.  Long lines at the DMV.  And on and on.  

Upon Governor Benson's run for re-election he was asked why nothing had been accomplished in his first 2 year term  - his answer was - "I need another 2 year term - to get all of the items that he had promised to do.

Governor Benson was voted out and never to run for public office again.

So much for a "businessman" to run government !

LINK

In Topic: No More Stickman?

31 July 2017 - 10:43

Ah . . . . . . . .Times - they are a changing . . . .

Thank you Stickman.  

For decades I would refer folks to the Stickman web site for a good read.  Those that would listen to my Thailand travel adventure tales. Those that would dream of a trip to Bangkok, Thailand and beyond.

An institution that over time will turn into a fond memories.

Thank you Stickman for the adventure we all call Thailand.

In Topic: Usa Thread

11 July 2017 - 21:17

Donald Trump Jr.  released his emails to the Russians.

LINK

The Trump organization is handing out life jackets.  

In Topic: Usa Thread

04 July 2017 - 10:13

It should be noted that Alex Jones has admitted in a legal statement that everything he says is an "act" and not reality.  Poor Alex is caught in a divorce proceeding and Alex is seeking visitation rights for young child.
His wife thinks that he is nuts and dangerous.  
Even after Alex Jones stated that all is made up and an act his listenership continues undaunted.  
What does all of this mean?

It means that the listeners of Alex don't care if what he says is an act and made up and false - they just love to listen to listen to his rants and conspiracy theories.  True of untrue.  
What does that say about Alex Jones listeners?

In Topic: Usa Thread

19 June 2017 - 22:21

"Let me make this  clear.  Donald Trump is not under investigation."
Even though the Trump spokesman/lawyer said it twice during this interview on the tele.  6/18/2017