In the news today (North American version)

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Roger » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:03 pm

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Roger wrote:I lost £1000 today due to the Dow Jones collapse. This affects people.

Of course it affects people. But is the Dow crashing so much have so much to do with Trump? Markets rise and fall often after all.
( Sorry that you lost money. )


On one hand, no.

On the other hand, this is the biggest single day fall of all time.

And then there's this:

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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:16 pm

 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Roger » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:23 am

To be honest, if you look at the Dow Jones over the last 2 months, it has been exceeding the general upward trend, and today’s crash could just be a correction. If you draw a straight line from April 2017 to November 2017 and extrapolate, today’s closing value is bang on track.

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But if it keeps slipping tomorrow, we could be in real trouble.
 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:37 am

He called the Democrats unAmerican and traitors because they didn’t clap for him during his SOTU speech!
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:30 am

In the past twelve months, we’ve learned a good deal more about the Steele dossier, including that it was commissioned by the Washington-based intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which received funding from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. Some of the allegations in the dossier, including the one about the sex tape, haven’t been corroborated, and Trump has described it as a “Crooked Hillary pile of garbage.” (In publishing the dossier, BuzzFeed noted that the allegations it contained were unverified and that it contained errors.)

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-colu ... ier-speaks
 
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Postby Innuendoes » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:32 am

Today Fusion GPS confirmed $168,000 of the estimated $12 million total went directly from the Clinton campaign to Steele.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavl ... h-n2403961
 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:06 am

No collusion with Russia? Then why did he hire so many people with connections to Russia and why is he constantly kissing Vladimir’s butt?

Speaking of treason, Trump has not yet implemented the sanctions on Russia that 98 senators and over 400 representatives voted for last October!

I think Trump wants to win an Emmy for best soap opera. Every day (maybe even every hour of every day) for the past 2-1/2 years we have lived through his constantly changing soap opera!
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:57 pm

Just a theory but I now think everything in the Christopher Steele Trump Dossier, including the salacious parts, is 100% true! When it first came out they were treating it like it was totally unimportant and false. Now Trump and the Republicans are fighting like hell to smear it and make it the center of their focus!
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Roger » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:29 pm

The Dow Jones has now had its best day since 2016 to bounce back from yesterday’s crash.

It’s looking likely that computer algorithms reached a trigger to sell due to what looked like unsustainable growth, which led to a big sell-off which spooked the market. I suspect (/hope) the FTSE will react similarly tomorrow.

Anyone with knowledge of the computer algorithms could have made a fortune on day trading in the last 24 hours...
 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:22 am

A military parade like they do in Russia and North Korea? Wake up, America! Trump is turning us into the Soviet Union!
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:57 am

CNB wrote:A military parade like they do in Russia and North Korea? Wake up, America! Trump is turning us into the Soviet Union!


What's wrong with honoring our military? :roll:
 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:50 am

Now I’m hearing that Trump wants that militsry parade because he is jealous of the parade he saw in France with Macron last year! Is this man 71 or 7 ?????
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby Innuendoes » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:02 am

CNB wrote:Now I’m hearing that Trump wants that militsry parade because he is jealous of the parade he saw in France with Macron last year! Is this man 71 or 7 ?????


Jealous? He was impressed, not jealous. And you must have forgotten we used to have military parades quite often. We had them in the 1800s as well. And more recently in Washington and New York in 1991 after the victory in the Gulf War. 4,000 veterans marched in New York and 9,000 in DC, including General Norman Schwarzkopf. The DC parade included tanks, Patriots, self-propelled howitzers, and other heavy military hardware. Even Kennedy had military parades or at least one with tanks!
 
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:55 am

This was an amazing accomplishment by SpaceX today:

http://amp.space.com/39612-spacex-starm ... views.html
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Re: In the news today (North American version)

Postby CNB » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:49 pm

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CNB wrote:Now I’m hearing that Trump wants that militsry parade because he is jealous of the parade he saw in France with Macron last year! Is this man 71 or 7 ?????


Jealous? He was impressed, not jealous. And you must have forgotten we used to have military parades quite often. We had them in the 1800s as well. And more recently in Washington and New York in 1991 after the victory in the Gulf War. 4,000 veterans marched in New York and 9,000 in DC, including General Norman Schwarzkopf. The DC parade included tanks, Patriots, self-propelled howitzers, and other heavy military hardware. Even Kennedy had military parades or at least one with tanks!


Retired general’s response:

http://washingtonpress.com/2018/02/06/r ... de-demand/
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