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SpeakSoftlyAndCarry

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  • [-4] February 10, 2016 at 1:52am

    Not that the Beckie Cruzbots care about facts but here they are:

    At the time of the Coking case a private citizen could not use eminent domain to seize someone else’s property. It was Atlantic City that tried to seize Vera Cooks boarding house using eminent domain, NOT Trump.

    The Cokings bought their boarding house to use as a summer retreat in 1960 and paid $20K for it. In the mid 1990s Trump offered Coking $1.9 million for it. Which was almost 8x the $251K it was valued at by Atlantic City.

    Vera Coking wasn’t opposed to selling her boarding house, she was just greedy and wanted way too much more money for it than it was worth. Atlantic city was aware that several developers had wanted the property, including Bob Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse who had offered Coking seven figures before Trump did. And it was THEY (Atlantic City), not Trump, who tried to seize the property to make it available for new development because Atlantic City wanted that block cleaned up and wanted the additional tax revenue redevelopment would bring in. The NJ supreme court ruled against Atlantic City so Vera Coking got to keep her house.

    Vera Coking later put the boarding house on the market with a ridiculous asking price of $5 million. But no one was willing to pay that much for it. The property finally was sold at auction for $530K – slightly over 10% of what Vera Coking thought she should get for it and slightly over 1/4th of the generous amount Trump had offered her.

  • February 10, 2016 at 12:10am

    @Half-Truths_are_Lies

    LOL! I’ve already multiple times cited examples of your dishonest posts. And ironically (and amusingly) every time you claim that I haven’t, you’re creating another example of your dishonesty.

    The mind of a Cruz cultist is an amazing enigma. By the time this election is over the American Psychiatric Association is going to have to create a whole new class of “Delusional Disorder” exclusively for you Cruzbots.

  • [-1] February 9, 2016 at 3:22pm

    The Real Ted Cruz
    “I studied nearly every word the Texas senator uttered during the immigration showdown. He may be the most spectacular liar ever to run for president.”
    By William Saletan
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/01/ted_cruz_may_be_the_most_gifted_liar_ever_to_run_for_president.html

  • [-1] February 9, 2016 at 2:26pm

    I suspect Bush is only doing well for the moment because of the elderly vote. Retired folks are the early voters. And unfortunately they are on average the least informed about current political issues. Most of the older ones are still enamored with George I & II and aren’t internet savy so still get their info from traditional establishment sources. The few videos and photos of Jeb’s campaign rallies I’ve seen looked like they were being held at nursing homes.

  • February 9, 2016 at 2:17pm

    @CharlesMartel

    Nonsense! Bush made himself look like an idiot in the debate when revealed he was too stupid to know that the Keystone Pipeline was a corporate venture and not a “public works” project. The Keystone pipeline is owned solely by the TransCanada Corp.

    And the Bush family has their own history of using eminent domain. They used it to confiscate private property when they were part owners of the Texas Rangers ball club and built their stadium.
    http://tinyurl.com/gsapguo

    And also as governor of Florida Jeb Bush used eminent domain laws to seize private property that has resulted in a decade of legal actions and tens of millions of dollars in law suits.
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/08/governor-jeb-bush-has-a-much-more-serious-eminent-domain-problem-than-donald-trump/

  • [2] February 9, 2016 at 1:57pm

    continued…

    That tariff gets passed on to the Mexican consumer and 3% of the car price the U.S. collected goes towards paying for the wall.

    Mexico can’t afford to retaliate by putting tariffs on goods imported to the U.S. because the U.S. and Canada are the only two major consumer markets on this continent. And after adding shipping costs overseas, Mexico can’t compete with goods made in Asia, or with Asian goods Imported to Europe. Demand for Mexican goods in South America is too low. So we have them by the short hairs. Mexico needs us a whole lot more than we need them.

  • [2] February 9, 2016 at 1:54pm

    Sunsu, just because you’re not smart enough to figure it out doesn’t mean it can’t be done. But I’ll be happy to explain it to you. We would strategically select commodities and goods to tariff that Mexico has strict competition from other countries for. So that Mexico has to lower their price enough that the cost of the tariff we are charging doesn’t price them out of our market.

    For example: If Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina each produce a similar widget that can be delivered to sell to the U.S. for around $100. And that particular widget production is important to Mexico’s economy. So since the U.S. put a 10% import tariff on Mexico’s widget, Mexico has to find a way to lower their price to $90 to be competitive or loose their U.S. market share. The U.S. still gets to collect it’s 10% import duty but the consumer costs remains the same because Mexico had to absorb the difference. Mexico just paid $10 per Mexican widget towards building the wall.

    And we will tax U.S. dollars crossing our border with Mexico. If Jose Doe is here legally on a green card and wants to send his family in Mexico $100 per week and the U.S. puts a 3% tax on wiring money to and from Mexico then Jose’s family gets $97 of the $100 and $3 goes towards paying for the wall. And if a Mexican car dealership wants to buy cars made in the U.S. then when they pay the U.S. car company they have to pay the extra 3% tariff too.
    continued…

  • February 9, 2016 at 1:40pm

    The Real Ted Cruz
    “I studied nearly every word the Texas senator uttered during the immigration showdown. He may be the most spectacular liar ever to run for president.”
    By William Saletan
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/01/ted_cruz_may_be_the_most_gifted_liar_ever_to_run_for_president.html

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  • February 9, 2016 at 1:33pm

    @symphonic

    LOL! You telling someone else “C’MON THINK” is just too funny!
    ” Mexican Suicide Bombers” BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!

  • February 9, 2016 at 1:28pm

    continued…

    And if a Mexican car dealership wants to buy cars made in the U.S. then when they pay the U.S. car company they have to pay the extra 3%. That extra cost gets passed on to the Mexican consumer, not the U.S.. And that 3% of the car price the U.S. collected goes towards paying for the wall.

    So Accept-The-Truth, do you get it now? You not understanding how we make Mexico pay for the wall isn’t the same thing as it being “non-sense”. It simply means you just weren’t smart enough to figure it out on your own. But don’t worry, some of us here are smart enough to figure it out for you.

  • February 9, 2016 at 1:23pm

    @Accept-The-Truth
    No it isn’t “us paying for it”. It amazes me how void of understanding so many of you people are. What did you think it meant when I wrote “tariffs on strategically selected commodities and goods”? It’s self explanatory but yet you apparently still don’t get it. We would strategically select commodities and goods to tariff that Mexico has strict competition from other countries for. So that Mexico has to lower their price enough that the cost of the tariff we are charging doesn’t price them out of our market.

    For example: If Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina each produce a similar widget that can be delivered to sell to the U.S. for around $100. And that particular widget production is important to Mexico’s economy. And the U.S. puts a 10% import tariff on Mexico’s widget only, then Mexico has to find a way to lower their price to $90 to be competitive or loose their U.S. market share. The U.S. still gets to collect it’s 10% import duty but the consumer costs remains the same because Mexico had to absorb the difference. Mexico just paid $10 per Mexican widget towards building the wall.

    And certainly taxing U.S. dollars crossing our border with Mexico isn’t “us paying for it”. If Jose Gomes is here legally on a green card and wants to send his family in Mexico $100 per week, and the U.S. puts a 3% tax on wiring money to and from Mexico it just means Jose’s family gets $97 of the $100 and $3 goes towards paying for the wall.
    continued…

  • [1] February 9, 2016 at 12:39pm

    @X-FACTOR

    Here’s my refute and it blows your silly little nay-sayer’s argument completely away -
    http://tinyurl.com/jjq45ft

  • [3] February 9, 2016 at 12:22pm

    @Schmmiggsy

    It’s funny how you post lies and then in the same post pass a holier-than-thou judgment.

    Donald Trump has never filed for Bankruptcy. Four times companies he has owned or partially owned have filed for “Chapter 11″ which is bankruptcy PROTECTION. Chapter 11 protects companies from creditors in order to give the companies time to restructure their debt so they don’t have to go bankrupt. It’s not at all the same thing as Chapters 7 and 13 Bankruptcy where debt gets dismissed by the Bankruptcy Court. The 4 times Trump’s companies filled Chapter 11 he did NOT walk away! The debt was restructured and paid back.

    And as for “Real men don’t resort to coarse language” comment, I would point out that that 2 Peter 2:6-7 tells us ,

    6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
    7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

    So despite Lot’s foul language, God still judged Lot to be righteous man. But you Schmiggs are such a holier-than-thou hypocrite that you suppose yourself to have a higher standard of judgment than God does. Even after having just lied about Trump.

    And despite your constant vitriolic and dishonest postings towards Trump and Trump’s supporters, you then to add to your hypocrisy by stating “…they [real men] lead with wisdom and communicate with love and understanding.” LOL! You’re a joke!

  • [2] February 9, 2016 at 11:18am

    Symphonic doubles down on the dumbest post of the week! LOL! What an idiot!

  • [3] February 9, 2016 at 11:16am

    @symphonic

    Only a complete dolt would not be able to distinguish the difference between the Berlin Wall which was built by the Soviet Union to keep their own citizens in, and the Trump Wall which will be built to keep criminal invaders out. Congratulations complete dolt!

  • [3] February 9, 2016 at 11:09am

    And by the way Schmiggsy, did you hear about Ted Cruz losing $1,800 that he did not have to lose while playing poker with his Princeton classmates? And that was $1,800 in 1988 money. Adjusted for inflation that would be over $3,600 today. He had to go borrow it from his aunt. Casino Boy indeed! LOL!
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/19/ted-cruz-at-princeton-creepy-sometimes-well-liked-and-exactly-the-same.html

  • [4] February 9, 2016 at 11:02am

    @Schmiggsy
    Speaking of “casino boys” guess who is Sheldon Adelson’s favorite “casino boy”?
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sheldon-adelson-and-his-wife-donated-to-ted-cruz/
    LOL! Hypocrites! Got to love them…if you’re a Cruz supporter!

  • [7] February 9, 2016 at 10:54am

    @Indagila
    No one but the idiot political unicorn hunters cares whether Trump is a purist Conservative or not? What matters is Trump’s immigration and trade policies, which are the most conservative of anyone running. And that is what we need right now. If we do not very quickly get our borders sealed and bring manufacturing jobs back to U.S. shores then the U.S. as we have known it is lost forever. Once the country is pulled back from the cliff’s edge and stabilized then you can start nit-picking semantics again.

  • [9] February 9, 2016 at 10:46am

    @jb504079
    It’s not that they “can’t” its that they “won’t” vote conservative. The overwhelming vast majority of illegal immigrants are “takers”, not contributors, as evidenced by the the tremendous costs the are to us.

    Courtesy of Blaze poster EOTPR

    $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

    $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

    $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. /transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

    30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

    The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the United States http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html

    “The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States “. http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml

    The Blaze Sept.22, 2015 http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/09/21/donald-trump-takes-on-new-fox-news-host-very-negative-to-me/#comment-9882667

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  • [6] February 9, 2016 at 10:30am

    Whether it’s by tariffs on strategically selected commodities and goods, or by taxing all U.S. dollars (private and business) sent to and from Mexico, or by cutting off aid – One way or another Mexico WILL pay for the wall.

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