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  • Damn, I didn't know I was an Hollywood elitist! I have never donated to anyone's campaign but I have this time and it wasn't no small amount.

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    • More than 700 leading economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge US voters to reject Trump, a 'selfish and reckless' president

      More than 700 economists, including seven Nobel winners, urged US voters not to reelect President Donald Trump on Election Day.

      As of Friday, the open letter, which is being updated until November 3, had been signed by 727 prominent economists from major institutions across America, including the Nobel winners Paul Milgrom, Oliver Hart, and George Akerlof.

      "In just one term in office, Donald Trump has rendered the United States unrecognizable, and has faced no consequences for doing so," the economists wrote, adding that the president had "weakened the economic recovery with selfish and reckless behavior."

      Among the economists' arguments were that Trump had carried out a "sustained assault" on democracy, that he had "normalized corruption," and that he had spread "dangerous misinformation."

      The letter pointed out that analysts at Moody's Analytics and Goldman Sachs had predicted that Joe Biden's economic plans would generate faster employment and GDP growth than Trump's.

      "He has a poorly-informed, zero-sum view of economics that engenders needless viciousness and cruelty," the economists wrote.

      They also slammed his response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 223,000 Americans since March.

      "He undermined mask use and social distancing, held indoor rallies, encouraged the use of unproven and potentially dangerous medical substances, downplayed the severity of the pandemic, and hosted a superspreader event that incapacitated the White House and forced military leadership into quarantine," they wrote.

      The economists concluded: "For these reasons, we strongly recommend that the electorate do what no one else can: reclaim your democracy by voting to remove Donald Trump from office."

      The Trump campaign said the letter included little about why Biden would be better suited for the position.

      Samantha Zager, the Trump campaign's deputy national press secretary, told CNN: "It speaks volumes that in their baseless admonition of President Trump, these left-wing academics couldn't name a single reason why they believe Joe Biden would do anything positive for the American economy."
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      My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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      • Trump Organization renewed the TrumpTowerMoscow.com domain name — this year

        The Trump Organization reregistered the domain name TrumpTowerMoscow.com this June, internet records show, suggesting that contrary to President Trump's claims, the company has not necessarily abandoned its pursuit of the lucrative real estate deal that figured prominently in multiple investigations into his connections with Russia.

        The Trump Organization has re-upped the domain every year of his presidency. This year it renewed its ownership on June 9, under a company called DTTM Operations, which Trump's financial disclosures show manages more than 100 company trademarks. DTTM Operations appears now to have registered a total of more than 3,000 domains, according to a whois search, including renewals for TrumpRussia.com, TrumpTowerLondon.com and DonaldTrumpSucks.com — 2,000 more than reported in 2017.

        The domain was first registered in 2008, according to internet "whois" lookups, but the Trump Organization was not the first buyer. Longtime Trump associate Felix Sater, a Russian-born businessman whose efforts to build the Moscow tower date back to the early 2000s, told Salon that he turned ownership of the domain over to the Trump Organization in 2015, when Trump signed a letter of intent to develop the project.

        The domain was first reported in early July 2017, about two months before the Washington Post's bombshell report that during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Trump Organization had tried to strike a deal with Russian developers to build the luxury hotel and condo tower. A series of BuzzFeed News reports starting the next year illustrated the significant progress the project had made and the extent of Donald Trump's involvement.
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        Foreign money? What foreign money?
        My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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        • Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
          Everyone knows that book deals and speaking fees for people at Biden's level are just chump change. You couldn't buy a used Honda for what he (and his Ed.D wife) probably got for a book deal. /s
          As one who has been responsible for events that involve speaking fees to a number of people (including Colin Powell, who was very good), I suggest you don't know what you're talking about. And, just about every "at Biden's level" book deal is several hundred thousand dollars up front.
          Trust me?
          I'm an economist!

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          • Originally posted by DOR View Post

            As one who has been responsible for events that involve speaking fees to a number of people (including Colin Powell, who was very good), I suggest you don't know what you're talking about. And, just about every "at Biden's level" book deal is several hundred thousand dollars up front.
            Colin Powell at the United Nations was very convincing. Even though most of it was BS!

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            • Official Government News Network says Joe Biden had nothing to do with anything Hunter Biden was doing regarding China....in 2017....when Joe Biden was a private citizen.

              https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hun...ered-questions

              Oh and where does Joe's money come from.....

              https://www.businessinsider.com/pers...ce-2017-2019-7

              It's all there in his.....reads notes.....his tax returns.
              “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
              Mark Twain

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              • Who believes this

                Note its re-election years only

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                Those American famers are really hurting aren't they, DOR ?

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                • Originally posted by DOR View Post

                  As one who has been responsible for events that involve speaking fees to a number of people (including Colin Powell, who was very good), I suggest you don't know what you're talking about. And, just about every "at Biden's level" book deal is several hundred thousand dollars up front.
                  What I said was biting sarcasm. That's what /s refers to. I'm well aware of the staggering speaking fees that people at that level can command. To say nothing of advances on book deals.
                  My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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                  • Republicans crash Florida early vote, eating into Democrats’ lead
                    Florida Republicans are pouring out of the trenches.

                    After weeks of Democrats outvoting them by mail, Republican voters stormed early voting precincts in person this week, taking large bites out of their opponents’ historic lead in pre-Election Day ballots.

                    The Democratic advantage was still huge as of Saturday morning: 387,000 ballots. But that’s a 21 percent reduction from Democrats’ high water mark, set three days prior. The election is in 10 days.

                    President Donald Trump was one of those GOP voters going to the polls, kicking off Florida’s statewide in-person early voting period Saturday by casting his ballot in West Palm Beach and livestreaming an event to urge supporters to show up and catch Democrats. Further south, in Miami, former President Barack Obama held a rally for his former vice president, Joe Biden, at Florida International University.

                    The split-screen schedule of the two presidents, each of whom carried Florida with different voter coalitions, shed light on the different strategies of the two campaigns in Trump’s must-win state, with the president trying to supersize older and white voter turnout and Obama seeking to boost young Black and Latino voting.

                    “One of the biggest shortcomings in 2016 was Hillary Clinton was unable to assemble the Obama coalition, especially among younger Black voters and especially among younger Black men. The Biden campaign has accurately identified that that’s a challenge they need to overcome this time,” said Tom Bonier, CEO of the Democratic data firm TargetSmart.

                    “So Obama [going] there is probably one of the items on the checklist and why the Obama visit makes sense.”

                    According to TargetSmart’s analysis, Black voters aged 18 to 29 have cast 15.8 percent of the total ballots so far in Florida. That’s half a percentage point down from the same period in 2016. Bonier pointed out that the total vote of that group, along with nearly all other demographics in the state, is up in raw votes and that “it’s not as if the numbers are bad. There’s opportunity.”

                    Bonier pointed out that that white voters without a college degree, Trump’s most loyal supporters, have a smaller share of the vote so far when compared to 10 days before the election in 2016.

                    But Republicans are expecting those white voters to show now that in-person early voting has started in every county. As for young Black voter turnout, it’s problematic for Biden that he’s not even matching Clinton’s 2016 totals, which still weren't enough for her, said Florida’s top Republican data analyst, Ryan Tyson.

                    “If they’re excited about matching Clinton turnout, I say, ‘please do,’” Tyson said. “The only turnout that can defeat Trump soundly is an Obama coalition turnout, a turnout of the ascendant electorate of young voters, especially African American and Latino. Biden isn’t getting that. That’s why they’re bringing Obama to Miami. It’s appropriate to call it a rescue mission by Obama.”

                    Overall, Black voter and Hispanic voter turnout as a share of the early and absentee vote is higher than at this stage in 2016. But that’s mainly due to voting by older, high-propensity voters, who were expected to turn out any way, Tyson said. Democrats have led the way in turning out far more of these reliable voters than Republicans, who have 401,000 more high-propensity voters itching to cast ballots in person.

                    Republicans’ advantage in high-propensity voters in 2016 helped Trump overcome a deficit of nearly 247,000 votes on Election Day morning and beat Hillary Clinton by less than 113,000 votes.

                    Democrats are turning out more low-propensity voters and newly registered voters than Republicans. But as shares of their party’s votes, the proportions are roughly the same as 2016, according to an analysis by Tyson, whose most recent 1,000-sample Florida poll has Trump with a 2-point lead that’s well within the survey’s error margin of 3.1 points. Many recent public polls have Biden marginally leading.

                    “All signs point to another 1-to-2 percent Florida election,” Tyson said, noting that more younger voters are turning out, but older voters are still casting more ballots.

                    Steve Schale, a top advisor to Obama’s 2008 and 2012 Florida races who now leads the pro-Biden Unite the Country super PAC, agreed that the election will likely be tight but he disputed the idea that Obama was on any “rescue mission.” And he noted that Trump was stumping Friday in GOP-heavy Pensacola and The Villages retirement community, while Vice President Mike Pence came to Tallahassee on Saturday.

                    With his opponents defending their must-win state, Schale pointed out that Biden on Saturday was campaigning in Pennsylvania and his running mate, Kamala Harris, was in Ohio, both battlegrounds Trump won.

                    “Of course, I want to win Florida. But you can see where I spent my money,” Schale said via text message, referring to the PAC's spending in the Upper Midwest. “I want Joe Biden to be president. If forcing them to go all in here means we lose FL and win the White House, you know how much that’s going to bother me?”

                    He replied his own question by sending a GIF of Trump’s former lawyer saying, “The answer is ‘zero.’”

                    In his speech in Miami Gardens, a predominantly Black city, Obama on Saturday mocked Trump’s erratic behavior, saying “Florida Man wouldn’t even do this stuff!”

                    Trump responded with a tweet, in between campaign stops in North Carolina and Ohio, claiming that, "Nobody is showing up for Obama's hate-laced speeches." The day before in The Villages, Trump made fun of Obama’s middle name, “Hussein.”

                    As Trump early voted Saturday, he deadpanned: “I voted for a guy named Trump.”

                    The Trump campaign expects to continue eating into Democrats’ margin in Florida. The president's campaign manager in the state, Susie Wiles, said, “I would rather be in our position than theirs” because Florida Republicans have a history of come-from-behind wins on Election Day, while Democrats have a history of blowing it.

                    “We believe in our plan because it worked in 2016 and in 2018 and in previous election cycles,” Wiles added.

                    In previous years, Democrats used to cast fewer absentee ballots than Republicans but topped the GOP by voting early in person. Now the roles have reversed. Trump demonized voting by mail, which discouraged many of his voters from casting absentee ballots, while more Democrats vowed to vote by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic.

                    After Democrats leapt out to a large lead in mail-in votes, Republicans began closing the gap once in-person early voting began in select counties Monday. Under Florida law, all counties have to offer in-person early voting starting Saturday. Many of those counties are small but have significant Republican-voting majorities.

                    Both parties monitor pre-Election Day ballots as a sign of base-voter intensity. Though the ballots are counted by party, the votes in them are not actually tabulated until Election Day.

                    As of Saturday morning, Democrats had cast 2.3 million total pre-Election Day ballots, or 43 percent of the 4.8 million so far. Republicans had cast about 1.9 million votes, or 36 percent. The rest were cast by no-party-affiliation voters.

                    As much as 75 percent of the vote could be cast before Election Day in Florida, which could mean the nation’s biggest battleground state could report the night’s most-significant results early.


                    Obama referenced that fact while addressing campaign organizers and members of the United Teachers of Dade labor union on Saturday, imploring Florida voters to make it an early night.

                    “If you bring Florida home, this thing’s over,” Obama said. “I won’t have to wait for the results. I want to go to sleep knowing we’re going to have a president fighting on our behalf.”
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                    My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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                    • Biden claims he is involved in a voter fraud effort.
                      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu7Zrp0gkbQ

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                      • Originally posted by Double Edge View Post
                        Those American famers are really hurting aren't they, DOR ?
                        Got Data?

                        USDA data on net farm incomes, total not per capita. (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/B1448C1A027NBEA)

                        Since 1972 (limit of data), elections years average 9.7% better than the average of the previous three years. Election -1 and -2 are 5.5% less and 5.3% less.


                        On a per taxpayer basis, and based only on available data (1999-2016) income for farmers have been falling steadily since 2012: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FMNINCA


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                        Trust me?
                        I'm an economist!

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                        • So what are the thoughts on Joe Biden and his self reported Voter Fraud Organization?
                          This statement went uncontested by the podcast interviewer (Daniel Pfieffer) that is a Democrat insider.
                          Last edited by surfgun; 25 Oct 20,, 16:35.

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                          • Originally posted by DOR View Post

                            Got Data?

                            USDA data on net farm incomes, total not per capita. (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/B1448C1A027NBEA)

                            Since 1972 (limit of data), elections years average 9.7% better than the average of the previous three years. Election -1 and -2 are 5.5% less and 5.3% less.


                            On a per taxpayer basis, and based only on available data (1999-2016) income for farmers have been falling steadily since 2012: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FMNINCA


                            :
                            Point being made is if the trade war was hurting farmers they would not be supporting Trump ?

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                            • Originally posted by surfgun View Post
                              So what are the thoughts on Joe Biden and his self reported Voter Fraud Organization?
                              This statement went uncontested by the podcast interviewer (Daniel Pfieffer) that is a Democrat insider.
                              Your latest troll post is being given exactly the amount of attention it deserves.

                              Better luck next time.
                              My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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                              • 2020 General Election Early Vote Statistics
                                Last updated: 10/25/2020 03:03 PM Eastern Time

                                Mail Ballots: 39,773,421
                                In-Person Votes: 19,063,395

                                Total Early Votes: 58,836,816

                                Nationally, voters have cast 42.7% of the total votes counted in the 2016 general election.


                                Party registration statistics are provided only for states that have party registration

                                Total Voted by Party Registration
                                Reporting states with party registration data: CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, SD
                                Democrats 13,149,796 49.1
                                Republicans 7,460,076 27.9
                                Minor 167,350 0.6
                                No Party Affiliation 6,002,323 22.4
                                TOTAL 26,779,545 100.0
                                8 days left until November 3rd
                                My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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