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Canada_Goose

Member Since: August 31, 2010

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  • [-1] July 27, 2016 at 2:38pm

    So I guess the police have no responsibility for for keeping the people they arrest from harming themselves while in custody. So if the cops see a detainee trying to hang themselves or cut their wrists just look away right?

  • [21] July 27, 2016 at 11:34am

    At least he didn’t call her an overrated bimbo.
    Someone must be editing Mr. Trumps tweets.

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  • [-3] July 27, 2016 at 11:29am

    So the medical examiner ruled Mr. Gray’s death to be a homicide, essentially ruling out ‘accidental death” in her report.

    I guess the question remains who killed him?

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  • [1] July 26, 2016 at 8:20am

    Don’t worry if you missed the FLOTUS’s speech, you’ll hear parts of it in four years at the RNC.

  • [-2] July 24, 2016 at 7:41pm

    Perfect example where the story is actually more embarrassing for Mr. Trump, but the Post is either too dumb or partisan to realize it.

    At the end of the day a military dictator loving polygamist with a jones for much younger wives endorses Mr. Trump. Perfect case where the POTUS is probably thinking, “go ahead and vote for the Republican, I am perfectly ok with it.”

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  • [-3] July 21, 2016 at 5:08pm

    Add tonight’s RNC proceedings and it’s going to be one hell of a news cycle.
    Melania’s plagiarism and Ted Cruz’s non endorsement are officially history.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 5:05pm

    No!

    Just the opposite – old white men.

  • July 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

    I put on my dunce cap and I finally understand your basic mistake.

    The direct costs are not paid as fixed percentage of a country’s GNP (i.e. 5% in your example) in which case you’d be correct 5% of $18 Trillion is larger than 5% of $2.7 Trillion.

    This is why they calculate each countries portion of direct costs by adding the GNP of all the member nations and allocating the costs proportionally. So the US share would be $18 T/Total NATO GNP and UK’s share would be $2.7T/Total NATO GNP.

    Get it now?

  • July 21, 2016 at 2:53pm

    How is that?
    Taken together the “socialist countries” pay for 78% of the direct costs.

    If you take the total cost as you suggest and dive by 28 each nation wold be paying 3.57% of about $2.3B which would mean the end of NATO and Mr. Putin would be popping champagne corks and toasting Mr. Trump.

  • July 21, 2016 at 2:13pm

    It wasn’t me who down voted your ridiculous comment. Did you even read the WAPO piece or my comment below.

    The direct costs for NATO are allocated proportionally to each country’s share of the total GNP for all 28 NATO member nations. That’s why US pays 22% and the UK 10%

  • [1] July 21, 2016 at 12:41pm

    The U.S. share is calculated on the basis of gross national income — the total domestic and foreign output claimed by residents of a country — and adjusted regularly. Currently that would be about 22 percent, compared to about 15 percent for Germany, 11 percent for France, 10 percent for the United Kingdom, 8 percent for Italy, 7 percent for Canada, and so forth.

    You expect Albania to pay the same percentage as the US? That would probably exceed their entire GDP.

  • July 21, 2016 at 11:57am

    Mr. Trump gets three Pinochios from WaPo on the question of NATO spending by member nations….

    In short, direct funding of NATO is allocated on a reasonable formula, with the United States paying just 22 percent of the cost. That’s hardly the “lion’s share.” But indirect funding is a different issue, with U.S. defense spending far exceeding the spending of other NATO members. That’s mainly because the United States is a world power, but it’s also clear that more of the burden for defense of Europe falls on American shoulders.

    At the same time, American jawboning about this imbalance and Russian aggression have begun to change the calculation in European capitals so the transatlantic gap on defense spending already may be narrowing.

    To sum up, Trump is simply wrong on direct funding and is imprecise and possibly out of date on indirect funding. It’s certainly false to say that most of the other NATO members pay “virtually nothing.” That results in a blended rating of between Two and Three Pinocchios. We tipped toward Three because he shouldn’t make such statements if his campaign is not prepared to explain them.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/03/30/trumps-claim-that-the-u-s-pays-the-lions-share-for-nato/

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  • [-1] July 21, 2016 at 10:12am

    Still think Mr. Cruz is a detestable demagogue.

    That said that, was the single most courageous thing I’ve seen a politician do since I started following US politics roughly 16 years ago.

    Agree or disagree, the man has cojones the size of Texas.

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  • [4] July 20, 2016 at 5:12pm

    This is one claim this dude may want to pay himslef or see his already ridiculous premiums skyrocket.

  • [7] July 20, 2016 at 4:29pm

    That windshield repair will probably cost more than average new car.

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  • July 20, 2016 at 4:04pm

    How am I dishonest?
    I don’t dispute that she is genetically male.

    I let her define her own sexuality. Experts have known for decades that for some people sexual identity is far more complex than simply being born male or female.

  • [4] July 20, 2016 at 3:15pm

    So in light of Ms. McIver’s admission can we say Mr. Manafort is a liar?

    But there is still a the question of the rick rolling passage in the speech. Was this just a situation were Mrs. Trump had “similar words, feelings and commonality” with Rick Astely’s hit single from the 80′s?

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  • July 20, 2016 at 2:57pm

    I see her sexuality as she wishes it to be seen.
    Just like I pronounce people’s names the way they want them to be pronounced.

    Not sure what my sexual preferences have to do with this.

  • [14] July 20, 2016 at 1:55pm

    This was Paul Manafort on CNN just this morning….

    “As far as we’re concerned, there are similar words that were used,” Manafort said. “We’ve said that. But the feelings of those words, and the commonality of those words do not create a situation which we feel we have to agree with you (that portions of the speech were lifted from the FLOTUS) . You want to have that opinion, fine.”

    And he most likely knew about Ms. McIver’s culpability at the time.

    This is what your White House press briefings will be like for the next four years if Mr. Trump is elected.

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  • [-3] July 20, 2016 at 1:48pm

    What’s pathetic is your denial of the obvious. You don’t even give Ms. Jenner the respect of using the correct pronoun.

    Meanwhile…

    As former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle gave a speech promoting inroads that Republicans have made with Jewish voters, as well as ripping the Democrats for allegedly being more hostile to Israel, Trump’s alt-right followers flooded the page with anti-Semitic vitriol.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/rnc-forced-to-close-online-convention-chat-after-anti-semites-turn-it-into-a-jew-bashing-hatefest/

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