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  1. HVAU

    March for life coverage

    For ****'s sake who gives a s***. Good Lord you guys after insufferable some days.
  2. HVAU

    March for life coverage

    NPR did a reasonably long piece on it. Maybe you should check them out.
  3. HVAU

    March for life coverage

    Youth rebellion looks even stupider now than it did when I was a kid.
  4. HVAU

    He's certainly trying to hide SOMETHING

    Yes. I think so, but ICHY is the hermit in the wood. The facepalms are gentle reminders that he still listens.
  5. HVAU

    He's certainly trying to hide SOMETHING

    I don't know, but when I get one (thumbs down) from certain participants here I feel like there is a karmic tally that's being tabulated which is vastly more important.
  6. HVAU

    He's certainly trying to hide SOMETHING

    It's always nice to be in the thoughts of another. Enjoy your Geritol nightcap and sleep well.
  7. HVAU

    He's certainly trying to hide SOMETHING

    Good thing he's got you to come to his defense. Kind of weird seeing you White Knight for the old boy.
  8. HVAU

    He's certainly trying to hide SOMETHING

    You always make me feel special PT. Hope you're having a wonderful evening, you old curmudgeon.
  9. HVAU

    The Beginning of the End?

    His hair looking better. Is the hamberder on a silver tray kind of like the golden toilet?
  10. HVAU

    Liberals Gone Nuts

    I don't think I play the troll enough to merit that mark upon my profile. Gracias.
  11. HVAU

    Liberals Gone Nuts

    Here's a Deal Blasio quote from your article: “When a landlord tries to push out a tenant by making their home unlivable, a team of inspectors and law enforcement agents will be on the ground to stop it in time,” he said, according to the New York Daily News. “If the fines and the penalties don’t cut it, we will seize their buildings and we will put them in the hands of a community nonprofit that will treat tenants with the respect they deserve.” I'm not in NYC, nor am I familiar with the circumstances of owning and renting property in NYC, but a few questions come to mind before we make the jump to hysteria you seem to have made: 1. What are the conditions of neglect referenced by the mayor? Are those conditions clearly defined and reasonable? 2. What is the timeline for meeting inspection and repair requirements? 3. What laws currently exist to prevent slumlord behavior? 4. There seems to be a process in place for building owners to avoid the seizure mechanism? 5. Would rewriting building condemnation law be more effective than government seizure, i.e. buildings are condemned and a lien is placed until issues are resolved while current tenants have a protected right of occupancy? All in all this seems like an extreme measure that is tantamount to eminent domain to protect tenants and punish slumlords. I'm not a fan of eminent domain, but I can see how landlords use unethical and/or illegal strategies to manipulate tenants. In a city like NYC that is probably a big deal. No need to be hyperbolic about it.
  12. HVAU

    Representative Steve King

    I really have to wonder is he a white supremacist or just amazingly stupid, like doesn't understand the fundamental meaning of words stupid? Either way, he should probably just find a new line of work.
  13. HVAU

    What The Mueller Probe is Really About

    I glossed. Just thought the name was interesting being a prominent 80s actor.
  14. HVAU

    Trump recklessly sabotages economy

    The economy is healthy in general, but let's look, once again, at some of the trumpeted numbers. Unemployment is low now, however, this trajectory was established long before Trump's policies were implemented. The years of Trump have seen deceleration of the positive trend with a recent, very slight uptick in unemployment. https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/unemployment-rate I haven't found the data you refer to regarding blue collar wages. If that is correct it is good news. There is a lot to accomplish. Here are some statistics on wage growth, corporate profit sharing and wage gaps. You can view and draw your own conclusions. I see some positive and some negative trends. https://www.epi.org/nominal-wage-tracker/ Consumer confidence is high relative to it's lows of the mid-2000's. However, this is another tale of trajectory. Other than a sharp negative spike in 2012, consumer confidence has been rising for 10+ years. Viewing the positive spikes of the last five years reveals a very flat trajectory. The spikes of the one previous year have a negative trajectory. https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/consumer-confidence The stock market was in correction territory at the end of 2018. There has been a rebound in this first period of 2019, but we are still approximately 2500 away from the highs the stock market saw in 2018. There is a patch of bad news in earnings presently, but there may be good news to come. Of significant concern are the predictions by respected economic bodies of a global slowdown. http://www.oecd.org/sdd/leading-indicators/composite-leading-indicators-cli-oecd-january-2019.htm There is also concern over the US strategy with China. The US trade deficit with China grew despite Trump adminstration trade policies. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/14/china-2018-full-year-december-trade-exports-imports-trade-balance.html At the end of the day whether or not the Trump adminstration will be viewed as a success or failure in the realm of economics remains to seen. In my opinion his views and strategies are simplistic, lack nuance and will ultimately have a negative impact on both the US and global economies. It's a little early, however, for victory laps from either side of the prediction spectrum.