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RUPERTKBD last won the day on August 26 2015

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  1. True about Canuck fans, at least some of them. I didn't really subscribe to that theory myself. I was of the opinion that the Canucks were just too beat up and had too many injuries to close the deal in 2011.
  2. Not that I particularly want to start up another argument with you, (since it appears that you've been engaging in respectful discussion with others) but I wanted to comment on the bolded part of your statement. While I agree that some media outlets spend too much time commenting on Trump's personality (or lack thereof) and not enough on policy, the idea that he is being held back by negative press, protests, etc., seems like a bit of a cop out to me. It all falls in line with his penchant for never taking responsibility for his, or his administration's failures. Nothing ever seems to be his fault. I think healthcare is a good example. You were correct when you said earlier that it likely is a problem without a solution, but Trump has spent his time criticizing, threatening and complaining about the other side, even though the GOP has control of the House and the Senate. It seems to me that a true leader would have done better. The other side of the same coin is something that I've brought up several times in this thread. The "over the top" coverage of every little mistake or gaffe is basically a continuation of the coverage he received during the campaign. WHen he was running for the GOP nomination and then later the presidency, all of his outlandish statements and claims were news and it played right into his hands. It was his "shoot from the hip", "tell it like it is" (even if he was telling it like is isn't) style that so inflamed his support base. The average Joe ate up the Trump rhetoric and it was a big reason that he now resides in the White House. Now that he's President and has to actually govern, the same media that put him where he is, has become the "enemy" for reporting exactly the same stuff that they reported on before he was elected. It seems as though Trump and his supporters want him to have his cake and eat it too.
  3. Ah, I see. You're part of the "Climate Change is a hoax" crowd. No point in engaging with someone who cries "fake news" to overwhelming evidence. Fear not though, you'll fit right in with resident "everything that disagree with my opinion is fake" crowd. I'm sure you'll find someone to debate CC with you, but I can't bothered with willful ignorance.
  4. Yes, I think the Paris Accord is important, as do the leaders of all of the world's countries with only 3 exceptions. I also think that much like Trump and the bulk of Republicans, you have a very poor understanding of Climate Change. If you weren't a latecomer you'd see what the facts are, since they've been posted here multiple times. If you care to become educated on the subject, go back and read the thread, or if that's too much trouble do a little research:
  5. Disagree. Backing out of the Paris Accord is gong to hurt everyone. Donald Trump is a fool who lies all the time. The idea that he won't do any damage is extremely naive.
  6. This is a discussion forum. That's why people visit this thread. Why are you here?
  7. I live in Canada. What's your point?
  8. Which is why they need to eliminate the 'for profit" element of the system....but that is a non-starter for Republicans
  9. So you admit that Trump was talking out his posterior when he promised "better" healthcare "for everyone", and at a lower cost? BTW: Trump himself claimed that the government can pay for everybody's healthcare:
  10. So you admit that Trump was talking out his posterior when he promised "better" healthcare "for everyone", and at a lower cost? BTW: Trump himself claimed that the government can pay for everybody's healthcare:
  11. So.....they agree with Trump on healthcare and just like Trump they haven't the faintest idea of what should be done instead...
  12. Meh. There's always Politifact. They're just as good as debunking alt-right lies, such as millions of illegals voting for Hillary.
  13. We already know. Next to none.... The Brennan Center’s seminal report on this issue, The Truth About Voter Fraud, found that most reported incidents of voter fraud are actually traceable to other sources, such as clerical errors or bad data matching practices. The report reviewed elections that had been meticulously studied for voter fraud, and found incident rates between 0.0003 percent and 0.0025 percent. Given this tiny incident rate for voter impersonation fraud, it is more likely, the report noted, that an American “will be struck by lightning than that he will impersonate another voter at the polls.” A study published by a Columbia University political scientist tracked incidence rates for voter fraud for two years, and found that the rare fraud that was reported generally could be traced to “false claims by the loser of a close race, mischief and administrative or voter error.” A 2017 analysis published in The Washington Post concluded that there is no evidence to support Trump’s claim that Massachusetts residents were bused into New Hampshire to vote. A comprehensive 2014 study published in The Washington Post found 31 credible instances of impersonation fraud from 2000 to 2014, out of more than 1 billion ballots cast. Even this tiny number is likely inflated, as the study’s author counted not just prosecutions or convictions, but any and all credible claims. Two studies done at Arizona State University, one in 2012 and another in 2016, found similarly negligible rates of impersonation fraud. The project found 10 cases of voter impersonation fraud nationwide from 2000-2012. The follow-up study, which looked for fraud specifically in states where politicians have argued that fraud is a pernicious problem, found zero successful prosecutions for impersonation fraud in five states from 2012-2016. This is nothing but a transparent attempt by the Trump administration to establish some sort of framework to back up his lies about illegal voters. I'm sure his "investigators" will find evidence, much in the same way that Dubya found evidence of WMDs.
  14. The effect would be much the same (youd be crushed and burned up) but I think it'd be cooler (no pun intended) to be shot into the heart of a gas giant. Maybe the Great Red Spot....or Yavin...
  15. Make it an Ash tree and you can have the best of both worlds....