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POSTED BY Duracelll (10 mths ago)
I still can't believe that the Donald could become president, but Americans are so stupid, you never know.

I know that Loyd says house prices are mainly conditioned by local conditions, but what would be the impact of a possible Pres. Trump on HK house prices?

As I see it, Trump would start messing with free trade, try to force China to increase the value of the Yuan, try to impose import duties on Chinese exports to the US, etc. This won't probably be very good for the Chinese economy, and HK house prices??

What do you reckon??

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OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
I certainly believe that Americans are clever enough to see the difference between Ego (Trump) and Evil (Clinton). The globalist-controlled mainstream media has tried very hard to promote Republicans who are owned by the Donor class, but the voters saw through it and rejected the puppets than ran against The Donald. They also understand that Hillary is the ultimate puppet, bought and paid for by the people who have ruined America, these war profiteers and banksters have kept America at war for decades. To keep the wars going, the elites have plundered the wealth of the middle class.

Trump may or may not live up to his promises, and the high expectations that his supporters have for him, but at least with the Donald there is a chance for real change, and the possibility that American interests will be put ahead of the interests of rich globalists. It has been a long, long time since that happened. The last candidate who battled the globalists was JFK, and we know what happened to him.

I think Trump will support a weaker dollar, and trade policies that open foreign markets to US made products.

Who would benefit? Ultimately, President Trump might be good for cities like Philadelphia that have good transport links, and old factory spaces that might be revived one day.

For HK? Like you said, he might be negative. His policies might speed up the de-pegging of the HK currency to the dollar, and that might raise interest rates in HK

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
LIKE IKE ?

"I am coming to a radically different view of Donald Trump than I've had before. To me, his precedent is Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"That he went from outside the political system — with tremendous success out there — and took the nomination away from the right wing of the Republican Party, which had been salivating over it.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj235/jimolsen2/AD-no00/LikeIkeTrump_zpsqw8avk5r.jpg

"In 1952, they were pushing Robert Taft, a senator from Ohio, and now they're pushing Ted Cruz.

"Trump is not necessarily conservative any more than Eisenhower was," Morris added. "He's an American who is going to try to solve these problems in the name of America.

"In a sense, what Trump is doing is replacing ideology with nationalism — and it's a very interesting phenomenon."
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> http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/dick-morris-indiana-loss-cruz/2016/05/03/id/727061/

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
Kitco Articles

Gold Prices Lose Steam Ahead of Friday's Jobs, Rebounding ... Kitco Video News04:13PM

This Chart Shows That Trump-mania May Actually Be Helping Gold Kitco News03:52PM
FOCUS:Miner Blow-Off Or Break Down? Kitco News03:39PM
Gold Has To Wait For June Fed Meeting Before Breaking $1,300: Analyst Kitco News02:19PM
Are Wall Street Elites Falling For Trump Too? Gundlach Is! Kitco News12:00PM
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Gold prices ended the U.S. day session near steady levels Thursday. An early “buy-the- dip” bounce following recent profit-taking selling pressure gave way to renewed selling interest as today’s session progressed. A rebound in the U.S. dollar index has been a bearish element for the precious metals. ...Friday’s numbers can be a ‘game-changer.’ ‘It can have a dramatic effect,’ Horwitz said. ‘If they have a good number, which would indicate they can possibly raise rates, then gold can fall a little harder,’ he added. ‘The worst I see, is gold is going down to $1,240,” he said.
. . .
Is the Donald really helping gold?
http://www.kitco.com/news/2016-05-05/images/Trump_Gold_Comparison_chartt650.jpg
Looking at the chart, which compares gold futures prices with Trump’s primary results, both lines are moving in tandem.
“That’s certainly a correlation,” Jim Wyckoff, Kitco’s senior technical analyst, said. “Maybe coincidental, but maybe also a growing uneasiness among traders and investors regarding world economies/politics,” he explained.
. . .
Gold and gold stocks have cooled off in recent days after rocketing higher in the wake of a dovish Fed decision and minutes and figure to look to this Friday’s NFP for near term direction. Gold stock indices such as GDX & HUI have climbed toward heavy resistance levels of 28-30 & 250-260 respectively and have yet to drop 20%, which is considered routine for the sector.
The US Dollar is also approaching a very important support level of 92.50 on the USDX. The metals have been trading higher along with a falling dollar as the Federal Reserve has backed off of raising interest rates further after the token 0.25% raise last December. A lower than expected NFP number could possibly push the USDX below 92.50. This could also spark a seldom seen commercial short covering move in the metals as their net short position has been rising along with gold and silver since the end of January. This could take gold over $1,400 and silver above $21 as the miners would possibly gap up Friday morning, then embark on a blow-off move to the aforementioned major resistance targets of GDX 28-30 and HUI 250-260.
On the other hand, a better than expected NFP could extend current weakness in anticipation of a June rate hike from the Fed.
. . .
Although markets aren’t expecting the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at its next meeting, Colin Cieszynski, senior market analyst at CMC Markets, said they might not have a choice as they are running out of time.
The U.S. economy is expected to have added 200,000 jobs in April, slightly lower than March. If we see a figure that is considerably higher, or lower, then a significant precious metals sector move is likely.
. . .
If the U.S. central bank doesn’t move in June, then Cieszynski said he would expect gold prices to see a significant rally since all rate hikes would be taken off the table at that point.
“I’m still bullish on gold but I think we are going to see a period of consolidation in the near-tem,” he said. “Gold’s 100-day moving average is around $1,180 and its 200-day moving average is around $1,150 so there is still a lot of room for the market.”
. . .
In an interview with CNBC, the DoubleLine CEO said he thinks Donald Trump is going to win the election. “I think it’s important for investors to deal with reality,” he said Wednesday from the Sohn Investment Conference.
“The reality is, I believe, and I maybe I’m wrong – I’m wrong 30% of the time….I think trump’s going to win.”
A Trump presidency would entail a “very large deficit” for the country, similar to former President Ronald Reagan, the billionaire hedge fund manage continued, adding that the Donald is “very comfortable with debt.”

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
Those who criticize Trump - have typically been fed their talking points by the Corporate controlled media

Here's a great example of Stefan Molyneux demolishing the anti-Trump statements of someone who could not back up any of his initial anti-Trump comments

Criticism: The Untruth About Donald Trump | #NeverTrump Stumped!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLfTgSBfEIg

You do know, Duracelll, that the Globalists who fear Trump, and his Nationalistic views, have spent over $70 million on negative advertising. And the bought-media has done their best to push the views of the Donor class that does not like Trump

Duracelll (10 mths ago)
I am not really against Trump. I don't really care, and I have become very disillusioned when that idiot of Bush was elected. I was just wondering about property prices in HK.

I think maybe Trump is what the US needs, because US politicians only care about being reelected, and couldn't care less about improving their country. But if these stupid Americans chose to keep voting for the same idiots, so be it. In the US case, people get the government they deserve.

How stupid can they be, if poor people are against government-run healthcare, or estate tax? And yet in the US they are.

The US is the best example how democracy works only if people are educated.

Duracelll (10 mths ago)
And I forgot to add: I don't think Donald Trump is going to change anything.

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
Trump wants to change everything - to stamp his influence on it, and especially big things, like a fading country, being dragged downwards after a quiet Coup d'etat* . The USA was captured by Globalists, and used to fight their wars for planetary dominance.
I want him to succeed, and give him decent odds of doing so - because he will have help, since many, many talented people are fed up with what has happened to their once-great country.

Of course, The Donald has had some failures too - since that comes with the risk that he takes on

The Making of Donald Trump HD / "the Turnaround King" ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgawv-3oDcQ

"Fred Trump (his father) was afraid of Manhattan. Donald Trump was all about Manhattan"

It is obvious from this documentary that Trump likes turnarounds,
and the USA may be the most challenging potential turnaround in history

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*A country being dragged downwards after a silent Coup d'etat:

America After the Coup pt1: Leader of the Decaying World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vso2Rob0PAg

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
Despite what the Washington Post thinks, Hillary is very vulnerable

Robert David Steele attacks the nonsense
"This election is Trump’s to lose..."

Robert Steele: Washington Post Offers 10 Reasons Hillary Clinton Will Beat Donald Trump —

I Counter Each (1 True, 5 False, 4 Half & Half)

Robert David Steele / SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/TrumpX10

Jennifer Rubin, a former lawyer, is a conservative columnist for The Washington Post. Below I take the first line only from her , and offer concise rebuttals in favor of Trump’s winning — with the caveat that if Trump cannot listen and adjust in the next 30 days, Ms. Rubin is in fact correct — he will blow an election that is his to lose.

10 reasons Hillary Clinton will beat Donald Trump
1: TRUE
5: FALSE
4: HALF & HALF
Substance below the fold.

1. The economy is good enough.
FALSE. Thom Hartmann, a Democratic author, is on record with his book, The Crash of 2016, and recent commentary, to the effect that all of the good economic news is a fraud. The Administration is lying heavily, holding on by its fingernails, wrapping the economy in bailing wire, in a desperate attempt to achieve the appearance of “good enough” until Election Day. Then we collapse. The actual unemployment rate is 23% (40% among people of color, single moms, and older folk, and somewhere between 23% and 40% for new college graduates). The participation rate in the economy of adults is between 60% and 65%. Those are FACTS. It was the Clinton Co-Presidency that gave us the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and made it clear to all CEOs there were no consequences for exporting jobs to China as well. The destruction of generally white blue collar and middle management jobs was begun under the Clinton Co-Presidency. The Internet wiped out most generally black clerical jobs. No president has taken the concept of full employment seriously — high unemployment means low wages, billionaires love and pay for that situation to persist.

2. Donald Trump is so reckless and scary on economic issues that he scares even Republicans. He bizarrely suggested he would negotiate the sovereign debt of the United States.
FALSE. The brand of conservativism that Ms. Peters — a former lawyer — represents is what some of us call “crooked conservativism.” These are the conservatives that have sold their souls to the banks or to Israel — including of course many of the neo-cons. It is to Dick Cheney’s credit that he sees the value of supporting Donald Trump,* so some of this opposition may be early posturing. What is really scaring the US banks is that any questioning of debt orthodoxy is a stake in the heart of their long-standing crooked practices documented by William Greider, John Bogle, Matt Taibbi, and so many others. Banks are loan sharks with Congressional protection. They have systematically cheated the public for centuries, and it was the Clinton Co-Presidency that repealed the Glass-Steagall Act leading to the economic havoc we suffer now both at home and abroad. Debt jubilees have a deep Biblical and historical pedigree, and unjust debts such as are owed now at the national as well as state and local levels, are all easily subject to scrutiny and re-negotiation if not outright dismissal.

3. The GOP is badly divided, if not on the verge of a split.
HALF-TRUE, HALF-FALSE. The GOP has been badly divided since Newt Gingrich destroyed Speaker Jim Wright and turned all Members into foot-soldiers for the party. The loss of integrity and the loss of faith with constituents is what gave rise to the Tea Party Movement. Before that and growing stronger today, you have the Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party, both indictments of the GOP’s loss of integrity across the board. Donald Trump has not split the party, he’s simply made it obvious that all of us who hold the GOP’s lack of integrity in disdain must now be heard. The GOP right now is in turmoil, like the naked drunk that sobers up on a stage and suddenly realizes millions of people are watching his every move….and seeing the smallest organ on the planet — there is no there, there, in the GOP. An Electoral Reform Act of 2016, particularly if it is applied only to states and districts where a seat is being vacated for this go-around in 2016, will leave the Republican majorities intact and bring in Constitution and Libertarian Members on the right, Green and Working Families Members on the left, and Independents in the long-lost middle. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) can introduce the Act tomorrow since we have established that neither Bernie Sanders nor any other Senator have the balls necessary to do the right thing by America. The “new” GOP must be a value-centered coalition that agrees on individual rights, state rights, restoration of the Constitution as the fundamental law of the land, and slamming the federal government back into a very small box — to include an end of direct federal taxation of individuals. Adopting the Automated Payment Transaction (APT) Tax, to be collected by the states that then provide quarterly stipends to the administrative federal service of common concern, is in my view the fastest path toward restoring America the Beautiful.

4. Trump’s crew is so tone-deaf to the split that it is likely to make it worse.
TRUE. This is partly explained by Donald Trump being so tone-deaf himself that he drove Roger Stone away, and partly by Donald Trump never expecting to get this far (he was “doing a Forbes”), settling for the B Team since the big money and big talent went with Jeb Bush and others who were favored in the early days. Now Trump is rushing to make up for a very shallow tone-deaf staff, and may hurt himself if he does not slow down and think more broadly. Below are the seven things I think Trump needs to do in the next 90 days to win big. There is absolutely no evidence that these ideas, channeled via various parties, have reached Trump, which in my view represents a continued indictment of his whole operation — they cannot ingest all the information that is flooding into them, and hence are missing key signals.

5. Trump lacks a money operation to match Hillary Clinton.
HALF-TRUE, HALF-FALSE. It would be foolish of Trump to invest a billion dollars of his own money in this campaign when he can so easily raise $1 billion or more within 90 days simply by taking over the web site I have offered him via multiple channels, http://bigbatusa.org. When I was running for president myself I hired Joe Trippi as a spot consultant and I have the deepest admiration for, and understanding of how to replicate, what Joe and Zephyr Teachout did for Howard Dean. 100 million pissed-off engaged citizens donating $10 each is $1B — overnight. Half that number donating $20 each is also $1B. Donald Trump does not lack for money, he lacks for staff with imagination and the ability to think and act BIG, NOW.

6. Trump cannot possibly learn in six months how not to appear racist or sexist.
FALSE. Trump is neither racist nor a sexist. Cynthia McKinney is on the record about this and so are many others. Trump has been attacked by George Soros and others, all of whom should be investigated for incitement of stupid people (some paid) to riot, and others (such as MoveOn.org) who should have their non-profit status revoked because of their blatant organizational engagement in political campaigning on behalf of specific candidates. Joan Blades, a woman of great integrity who founded MoveOn.org, has moved on to found Living Room Conversations, and I suspect she may well be appalled at how lacking MoveOn is now in both intelligence and integrity. I for one would love to see Trump create and fund a cadre of lawyers whose sole job is to bring charges against all of these individuals who do not know Donald Trump but who are so ready to defame him. I guarantee he has more money than they have time — this crap will dry up fast once black and Latino and women leaders emerge in support of Trump’s (still be to be defined) Empowerment Campaign. In comparison to Hillary Clinton, whom Lee Camp has famously said on RT, cannot be defined as a woman simply because she has a vagina, whom Cynthia McKinney has described on the Alex Jones Show as “woman of the hegemon,” a woman who has made $21 million in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs and others, generally at $225,000 a pop and often with multiple such speeches on the same day, I am pretty sure that Trump is as close as we are going to get to a potential leader who is Of, By, and For the 99% instead of the 1% — which is precisely why the false charges of racism and sexism are being bandied about. Trump’s big problem is the threat of being assassinated by small minds with big wallets who do not see that the is the last best hope for restoring integrity to a system before we go into a violent revolution. Below is my most popular chart at Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog — when combined with all that is done in our name and at the expense of future generations, I would humbly suggest that we have vast problems that need national unity with intelligence and integrity, not the piss-ant crap that we get from a despicably controlled media world lacking in all respects.

Pre-Conditions of Revolution Existing in the USA Today
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Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Revolution

7. When all you have to do is say, “I’m for adoption,” or, “No, the U.S. stands behind its obligations,” you are in really good shape.
FALSE. This is sophmoric crap. Hillary Clinton, Co-President with Bill Clinton (she actually kicked Al Gore out of the offices traditionally occupied by the Vice President and his staff in the Old Executive Office Building), is the most offensive, murderous, political con-artist and legalized crime specialist this country has produced in a generation. Right now she is riding on fumes. Once Dick Cheney helps Trump avoid assassination and settle the GOP children of privilege, and Trump puts together an A Team including a national ballot website and a Sunshine Government with a Coalition Cabinet, it is Game Over. This election is Trump’s to lose, and right now he is doing many things that could lose it, including premature discussion of the Vice Presidency with every elderly white male loser he has ever encountered.

8. The ads write themselves. Clinton is already using the accusations and claims made by Republicans to attack and ridicule Trump.
HALF-TRUE, HALF-FALSE. The shallowness and blatant demogoguery of the Republican primary is only matched by the shallowness and blatant pandering of Clinton and Sanders on the left. There has been no substance in the primary process. What Ms. Rubin and all other pundits fail to understand is that Donald Trump is the one candidate who could raise a billion dollars and roll out a Sunshine Cabinet and Balanced Budget within 30 days of deciding to do so. If he were to embrace each of the ideas outlined under #4 above, he would engage no less than 70% of the eligible voters — remember that Barack Obama was “elected” by 26% of the eligible voters in 2012, 100 million eligible voters chose not to vote. The new voters — many of them Latino — are the swing vote this year, but so also are the black voters now realizing that the Co-Clinton presidency put more of them into jail than any other combination of past presidents. There are more black people in jail today than there were slaves at the beginning of the Civil War. Thank you, Co-President Clinton.

9. Clinton knows how to reach out to Republicans.
HALF-TRUE, HALF-FALSE. Half-true — Republican Members love sluts and pages….as do Democratic members. Clinton is the chosen representative of the corrupt establishment — the corrupt establishment that is one bird with two wings to the exclusion of 60% if not more of all others — and she knows how to fully satisfy Goldman Sachs. What is changing today, and Speaker Paul Ryan as well as the Tea Party Members understand this — is that the public is now awake and no longer ready to tolerate “one bird, two wings, same crap.” Now is the time for elders like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich to emerge from the shadows and join with Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Jesse Ventura and many others, to demand that the Speaker introduce the Electoral Reform Act of 2016 in partnership with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in the Senate. Put bluntly, if the Republicans want to survive the 2016 election at the state and local levels, they need to take the lead on restoring integrity to our electoral process. Clinton may be good at reaching out to Republicans with money and a vote for sale, Trump strikes me as vastly more credible with everyone else — which is to say, voters across all boundaries (if and only if he gets his A Game going). My letter to Tom Steyer is free online and offers added perspective on the positive process we might follow to restore integrity to both our electoral process and how we govern.

10. The media will finally get tough on Trump.
FALSE. With the exception of a few stellar investigative journalists, most of whom do not cover political theater, there is no media worthy of the name. What passes for “coverage” across the networks and in the major city newspapers is garbage with no redeeming value. It is not possible to “get tough” on Trump in part because he is unabashedly authentic and has no major peccadillos in his past other than his cozy relationship with the Cuomo family and a few affairs. That pales in comparison to how the Co-Clinton Presidency literally sold the US public and the US treasury to the highest bidders, while Hillary Clinton continued to at minimum have massive conflicts of interest with her private foreign policy managed via private email — she may easily be indictable on multiple fronts, and a case could be made that she committed treason. There is no such case to made against Trump. On the personal front, we have Bill Clinton making eleven trips on the Lolita Express of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, obviously not being satisfied by his wife of record, while Co-President Hillary Clinton continues to have a range of overnight guests whose names going back in time and up to today my retired Secret Service colleagues are aching to release to the public. As Ray McGovern has pointed out recently, all of Clinton’s emails (including her most intimate emails with individuals not her husband) are in the hands of the National Security Security Agency, Romanian hackers, the Russian government, and the Israelis. Hillary Clinton is COMPROMISED. Game over.
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> source: http://www.phibetaiota.net/2016/05/robert-steele-washington-post-offers-10-reasons-hillary-clinton-will-beat-donald-trump-i-counter-each/
(thanks to RDS, who sent me the link by email!)

Duracelll (10 mths ago)
I read about half of it. You do have a lot of time on your hands.

I just don't think that the system can be changed, given the present state of the education of the American people. I think in the late 1960s - early 1970s the ruling classes realised that they would be overthrown, and have done their best to make sure that this wouldn't happen. The process involved 1) uneducating the people (fully achieved in the US, a bit less in Europe), and 2) making reforms in the world economy that are irreversible.

How are you going to remove the WTO? You can't.

I think Obama tried to make some reforms, but the Congress stopped him. You may have noticed that in Congress you have the same people for the last 50 years. People vote a new president and always expect the president to make the reforms, but then vote for the same people in Congress who always want to keep the same stuff.

Even if Trump was elected president and wanted to reform the system, he couldn't because Congress would stop all reforms.

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
That article was written by Robert David Steele, and ex-CIA analyst, a writer, and the #1 reviewer of books on Amazon. He reads ultra-fast, and writes intelligent commentary very fast too. He's an email friend of mine, and I may help him to get some interviews soon - watch this space... I will post them here when they come out

Duracelll (10 mths ago)
OTP, what do you think of Bernie Sanders? If you want a person who wants to reform the US, there you have it. Or his reforms are not of your liking?

I am surprised he is so popular. So not all Americans are stupid, apparently...

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
Bernie?

I think he is far better than Hillary, who is dangerous, and will bring more wars.

Bernie sees some of the real problems in America, but his ideas about how to fix them, will not work IMHO

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
Prof. Kevin MacDonald - on Trump and many other things
Could It Happen Here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FdENG3bAKc
Published on Apr 30, 2016
Kevin MacDonald discusses the Trump phenomenon at NPI's 2016 Winter Gathering.

"Europeans are being asked to participate in their own suicide"
"Immigration (from certain areas) result in the racialisation of politics" (and that serves Democrats, and Zios)
The tribe that wants to destroy Western culture, will not like this message. It needs hearing

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
CAF: "The whole planet needs a Debt to Equity swap"

(Trump's onto the right about approaching the debt problem , she says)

Catherine Austin Fitts-Painful Process Coming for America Not Going to Be Pretty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uItBw_2iOog
Also: "The Trump spokesman said: Hillary has never been vetted"
The truth of Hillary's background has never been in the mainstream press, and Trump can get it out
Trump's guys "know how to fight dirty"
"Trump is free to throw the mud"- So Let it Roll !

Duracelll (10 mths ago)
OTP, I wonder why you put so much faith in Trump. Do you even know what he stands for? Every time he says something more specific than winning winning winning he comes up a short time after saying that everything is negotiable, so he might actually do something else. Of course all politicians do, but he actually admits it before the election. So, why do you support him?

If I'm president we'll win so much, you'll get bored with winning

We are going to have such a strong military nobody, nobody is going to mess with us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMQD6FGGBzw

Also, he seems to be incredibly pro-Israel!

And that's the guy you support? I thought you realised that this is what is wrong with that country.

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
"Also, he seems to be incredibly pro-Israel!"

Does he? If so, that may keep him alive.
In fact he is the least popular candidate EVER within the Jewish/Israel lobby.

80-90% of his critics are Jews, and the most of the rest are Zio-puppets.

I think he expressed himself pretty clearly, when he spoke of...
AMERICA FIRST:
"We will no longer surrender our Nation to the false song of Globalism"
"I will view through the Clear Lense of American interests"
(A big blow to the treasonous Global cabal / Israeli dual citizens in the state department?)

Donald Trump delivers speech on foreign policy plans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePlopVAV6Hc
A GOOD SPEECH by Trump

Five Major weaknesses: made worse by Obama's policies
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1/ "We are over-extended... we need to regain our financial strength"
2/ "Allies are not paying their fair share" (they look at the US as weak and forgiving) - "if not, they can defend themselves"
3 / "We need to be a reliable ally for our friends" (ie, Israel, but not just Israel)
4/ "Our rivals no longer respect us"
5/ "Lack of clear foreign policy goals"

He also attacked Hillary lies about Libya

(How long would a possible war criminal like Victoria Noodleman last in a Trump administration?)

Duracelll (10 mths ago)
Can't you see a contradiction here:

2/ "Allies are not paying their fair share" (they look at the US as weak and forgiving) - "if not, they can defend themselves"
3 / "We need to be a reliable ally for our friends" (ie, Israel, but not just Israel)

I like that Trump said what everybody knows: "There weren't any WMD and they knew it. They lied to us"

But otherwise I don't see any reason for supporting him.

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
I have no problem with that

America should be reliable in looking after ITS OWN INTERESTS (as Russia and China do), not sending troops and money around the world for "regime change" and "wars for Israel'

Here's Ann Coulter reacting to that speech above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L0cw0LtzrI
"We are close to the tipping point. Trump is our last chance"

Duracelll (10 mths ago)
USA has been looking after its own interests (read, the interests of its multinationals) for the last 70 years. All wars it has waged over the last 70 years (about 100 or so) were to promote its own interests (read, the interests of its multinationals). Why do you think US multinationals are so large?

The reason the US has such financial problems right now is that the wars are paid by the government (the taxpayers), while the benefit go to the corporations (which don't even pay taxes in the US). Wars are financially fine if the guys who pay for them are also those who keep the profits, but US politicians are so corrupted that those who make the profits (the corporations) have managed to make laws for themselves, which allow them to not pay taxes to pay for their wars.

It has nothing to do with Israel. It's all about the corporations and the corrupt political class.

I am surprised you didn't know that.

OffThePeak (10 mths ago)
Are you really so naive?

The wars have everything to do with Israel, and the Neocon agenda that was promoted within the last two administrations.

Obama tried to move away from it, but is basically a puppet, and was not able to move far,with people like Zio-puppet Hillary, and Jewish descent Kerry, and people like Victoria Noodleman within the administration.

AIPAC is by far the most powerful lobby in Washington, and they will raise money to defeat any politician that does not kowtow to Israel, and sign the ridiculous loyalty pledge, as Congresswoman Cynthia McKinnon has revealed.

Did you not notice the number of standing ovations that Netanyahu got when he invited himself to Washington:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBTDuDq1SIg
The good news is that many American Jews are now beginning to see that their interests are not perfectly aligned with those of Israel. And there is a growing rift between American and Israeli Jews. Even so, the Jews are mostly circling the wagons to defeat Trump.

I am hoping and expecting Americans to see through this, and support Trump. If Hillary is defeated there is a chance that the endless wars may cease

Greene King (9 mths ago)
I have said it before and I will say it again - read this book and decide if it is bull, half bull or totally makes sense. It is 100% relevant to the US election and also Brexit.

Tragedy and Hope 101: The Illusion of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy Paperback – April 24, 2014
by Joseph Plummer (Author), G. Edward Griffin (Introduction)

Duracelll (9 mths ago)
Greene one, thanks for the tip. I will get the book.

OTP, surely you know that not all wars started by the US have been in the middle east. Don't tell me that the Korean war was for Israel's interests, or any intervention in Asia, South America, Europe, and Africa. As for the middle east, why did Israel benefit from the invasion of Iraq? Because it wants instability in the Middle East? Surely Israel doesn't benefit from ISIS?

OffThePeak (9 mths ago)
Israel's influence increased since they did 9/11

Maybe it wasnt Mossad on its own, but there's way too much evidence of an Israeli involvement to believe the official story

Netanyahu's immediate reaction was: "this is good for Israel".
Check it out.

OffThePeak (9 mths ago)
Hillary Clinton must think we're stupid.


Daily, the list of things her campaign expects voters to ignore or forget grows longer and longer. It's gotten ridiculous, actually.

Yesterday, she openly mocked Donald Trump for not releasing his tax returns and stated emphatically that his unwillingness to release them suggests that he is hiding something. How though, does she use this logic on Trump while she defiantly refuses to release the transcripts from the millions of dollars worth of paid speeches she gave to big banks all over the country.

Ninety-seven days ago, when asked if she'd release the transcripts, which she has and owns, Clinton said she'd look into it. Is she still looking?

KING: Democrats, you need to change your mind about Hillary
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Hillary Clinton's euphemistic language was called out by FBI Director James Comey. (Mel Evans/AP)

Are we expected to just forget about these speeches, even though employees from Goldman Sachs said if they were released it would tank her campaign and make her look like a Managing Director for the company?

Now, Hillary's campaign wants us to ignore poll after poll after poll which shows her either losing to Donald Trump or so close that it's within the margin of error.

She's barely beating Trump, 41-40 in the new Reuters poll.
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Duracelll (9 mths ago)
What's the big deal with these transcripts? She was paid to talk to Goldman Sucks. What do you think she said? "You bankers are evil and should all be shot!" ??

The point is, she did try to pass some good legislation when she was an elected official, or her husband was (e.g. the healthcare reform).

I think the tax returns show that Donald is a multi-millionnaire, rather than multi-billionnaire. But then, his name is worth 2 billion, right! :)

OffThePeak (9 mths ago)
The vulnerabilities of Hillary are Huge

Trump will roll out the issues one after another, and I think many of his attacks on her will stick.

He / Trump: Doesnt drink, doesnt do drugs, is liked by his ex-wives and former partners

She/Hillary; (allegedly - is attached the following scandals):
Is a lesbian, had he daughter, Chelsea out of wedlock, killed her white house lover, Vince Foster - one of many suspicious deaths around her, used inside trading when Bill was governor to make her first fortune, treated poorly the women who had affairs with Bill, mishandled Benghazi getting the ambassador killed, used the Clinton Foundation to wash money received for favors she did as Sec-State, and broke the law with her email server.

It amazes me that she thinks she has a chance - she doesnt IMHO - but I suppose she thinks her Zio friends can continue to keep the truth out of the media