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by Ad Orientem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Should Donald Trump Be Charged With Sedition?
Replies: 67
Views: 2384

Re: Should Donald Trump Be Charged With Sedition?

Multiple sources are now reporting that Donald Trump, a sitting President of the United States, has entertained arguments, IN THE OVAL OFFICE , from advisors suggesting he declare martial law in the states he lost and order the military to redo the election. It is not clear how seriously Trump is t...
by Ad Orientem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Should Donald Trump Be Charged With Sedition?
Replies: 67
Views: 2384

Re: Should Donald Trump Be Charged With Sedition?

Multiple sources are now reporting that Donald Trump, a sitting President of the United States, has entertained arguments, IN THE OVAL OFFICE , from advisors suggesting he declare martial law in the states he lost and order the military to redo the election. It is not clear how seriously Trump is t...
by Ad Orientem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Should Donald Trump Be Charged With Sedition?
Replies: 67
Views: 2384

Re: Should Donald Trump Be Charged With Sedition?

Multiple sources are now reporting that Donald Trump, a sitting President of the United States, has entertained arguments, IN THE OVAL OFFICE , from advisors suggesting he declare martial law in the states he lost and order the military to redo the election. It is not clear how seriously Trump is ta...
by Ad Orientem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Tesla Motors
Replies: 142
Views: 57812

Re: Tesla Motors

Elon Musk says he once considered selling Tesla to Apple, Tim Cook didn’t want to take a meeting

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/22/elon-mu ... -meet.html
by Ad Orientem
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What’s up with Trump lately?
Replies: 39
Views: 1144

Re: What’s up with Trump lately?

The next 30 days could be extremely dangerous. Among other concerns, the newly pardoned Michael Flynn has apparently been urging Trump to declare martial law and order the military to conduct a "redo" of the election in the states where he lost. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/22/politics/donald-trump-w...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Defamation Lawsuits Likely Against Trump and Promoters of Election Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Defamation Lawsuits Likely Against Trump and Promoters of Election Conspiracy Theories

Looks like FOX and Newsmax are suddenly trying to walk back some of the crazy stuff they have promoted...

Fox, Newsmax shoot down their own aired claims on election

https://apnews.com/article/election-202 ... 28da78c61c
by Ad Orientem
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What’s up with Trump lately?
Replies: 39
Views: 1144

Re: What’s up with Trump lately?

Huge numbers of former Trump loyalists and staff from 2016 have stated that Trump never expected to get the GOP nomination, much less win the presidency. His candidacy was 90% promotional stunt and 10% opportunity to bash some people he has always loathed like Obama. He never even appointed anyone t...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Defamation Lawsuits Likely Against Trump and Promoters of Election Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Defamation Lawsuits Likely Against Trump and Promoters of Election Conspiracy Theories

It looks like some people have had enough of the lies. Two prominent manufacturers of voting machines are gearing up for lawsuits where it is expected they will request serious punitive damages from the Trump campaign and right wing news outlets that have been spreading the phony claims of voter fr...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Defamation Lawsuits Likely Against Trump and Promoters of Election Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Defamation Lawsuits Likely Against Trump and Promoters of Election Conspiracy Theories

It looks like some people have had enough of the lies. Two prominent manufacturers of voting machines are gearing up for lawsuits where it is expected they will request serious punitive damages from the Trump campaign and right wing news outlets that have been spreading the phony claims of voter fra...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What’s up with Trump lately?
Replies: 39
Views: 1144

Re: What’s up with Trump lately?

I’ve purposely not followed anything recently, but just looked at his Twitter and don’t see much of anything except the continuing election related comments. Is there any path still available to him that staunch believers are aware of? I ask seriously, not trying to tweak anyone. I just don't think...
by Ad Orientem
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Impressive but tragic
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Impressive but tragic

That was disturbing.
by Ad Orientem
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Dawg Pound
Replies: 210
Views: 18161

Re: Dawg Pound

A history of royal pets...

https://youtu.be/ugBjEAh7O1E
by Ad Orientem
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Black rock socially responsible investing
Replies: 35
Views: 1142

Re: Black rock socially responsible investing

I want to start an ETF for the unloved sectors... * Alcohol Industry * Tobacco * Marijuana * Coal and Oil * Gambling Casinos * Porn Industry * Arms and Weapons Manufacturers * Yachts and Private Planes for Billionaires Ticker symbol... VICE Edit: Never mind. It looks like that ticker is already taken.
by Ad Orientem
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Facebook is a doomsday machine
Replies: 26
Views: 700

Re: Facebook is a doomsday machine

Aside from a blog, I have never been on any form of social media. Facebook is something I have regarded from the moment I became aware of its existence, with deep suspicion. And that has long since evolved into a strong conviction that it is deeply sinister.
by Ad Orientem
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political Humor and Satire
Replies: 58
Views: 3075

Re: Political Humor and Satire

An hour and half of political humor courtesy of Harry Truman.

https://youtu.be/vKtLpjTKL2s
by Ad Orientem
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin - they coming for you
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: Bitcoin - they coming for you

There have been multiple, and very credible reports, that Bitcoin has been used on a massive scale for money laundering by organized crime figures. And that there was a lot of price manipulation, again by gangsters, in BC's earlier big moves. I wouldn't touch BC even if I was playing with Donald Tru...
by Ad Orientem
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why Russia Could be the Big Winner in the Climate Crisis
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Why Russia Could be the Big Winner in the Climate Crisis

This is an excellent piece. I'm not sure why I never really thought about Russia in the context of climate change. I have typically looked at places like Maine, Oregon, Washington State, Alaska and of course Canada. In the latter half of the 13th century there was a short blast of global warming. Du...
by Ad Orientem
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bill Gross - “Gilligan’s Island” Fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Bill Gross - “Gilligan’s Island” Fan?

Bill Gross was a smart guy when it came to investing, especially in bonds. But I have heard stories over the years that suggested that, like some other famous people, he had an abrasive personality. Not saying he was Steve Jobs kinda bad. But he was not always the easiest person to work with or for.
by Ad Orientem
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)
Replies: 241
Views: 7136

Re: The New Republican Populism (personal Trump references not allowed)

Michigan Rep. Paul Mitchell quits GOP over party’s refusal to accept Trump loss to Biden https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/14/michigan-rep-mitchell-quits-gop-for-refusal-to-accept-trump-loss-to-biden.html The man was already retiring so I'm not sure how courageous this is. But I give him credit at least ...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's Trump's next move?
Replies: 40
Views: 1423

Re: What's Trump's next move?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-electors-pennsylvania-georgia-vote-for-trump Haven't read the story yet Basically they made a pretend unofficial elector vote that doesn't count. It's not news. The actual official electors went the way they were expected. It's over. +1 This was a politic...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Favorite Movies - Your Short List
Replies: 131
Views: 4979

Re: Favorite Movies - Your Short List

I will add two other movies to my highly recommended list. * A Bronx Tale (1993) The bar room brawl scene remains one of my favorites of any film. https://youtu.be/erL2czOyNoc * Downfall (German: Der Untergang) (2003) If you liked the WWII drama Das Boot, you will probably also enjoy this very reali...
by Ad Orientem
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: About that boating accident...
Replies: 6
Views: 494

About that boating accident...

https://www.foxnews.com/us/ex-treasure-hunter-marks-fifth-year-in-jail-and-counting-over-missing-gold-coins Five years and counting in the clink for refusing to disclose the location of missing (likely embezzled) gold coins. This guy is obviously in a different league from your casual investor who ...
by Ad Orientem
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What's Trump's next move?
Replies: 40
Views: 1423

Re: What's Trump's next move?

According to multiple sources his next move will be to Florida where he is going to take up residence in or near his golf club. His wife has been scouting private schools in the area for their son Barron. As for what he does between now and January 20th, I am no longer that interested. I assume he w...
by Ad Orientem
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1068
Views: 230637

Re: YouTube Junkie

Television gameshow "What's My Line" from Sunday September 20, 1959. The guest panelist is Groucho Marx and he pretty much destroys the regulars and guests. I can't believe this got past the censors.

https://youtu.be/p6wxrLjJobM