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Re: Democratic presidential contenders in 2016

November 7th, 2018, 11:06 pm

‘None of the above’ tops list of potential 2020 Dems, poll shows
None of the above 30%
Biden 25%
Bernie 18%
Hillary 12%
Pocahontas 4%
Kamala Harris 4%
Bloomberg 4%
Cory Booker 3%
 
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Re: Democratic presidential contenders in 2016

November 7th, 2018, 11:36 pm

I'll put a buck on O'Rourke.
 
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Re: Democratic presidential contenders in 2016

November 8th, 2018, 1:26 pm

I'll put a buck on O'Rourke.
An Irish Catholic.
 
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Re: Democratic presidential contenders in 2016

November 8th, 2018, 2:08 pm

I'll put a buck on O'Rourke.
An Irish Catholic.
an irish guy pretending to be an hispanic
 
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Re: Democratic presidential contenders in 2016

November 15th, 2018, 10:51 am

some news on one of the 2020 frontrunners, creepy ;porn lawyer Michael Avenatti
Michael Avenatti Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence ... I'll Be 'Fully Exonerated'
I'm a little confused as to what happened, because according to Avenatti, he didn't hit her but she hit him first
"I have never struck a woman. I will never strike a woman."
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Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after a woman filed a felony DV report. We're told her face was "swollen and bruised" with "red marks" on both cheeks.
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He screamed repeatedly, "She hit me first." We're told he angrily added, "This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***."
 
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December 5th, 2018, 10:13 pm

Mike Bloomberg says he may sell his media company if he runs for president
Michael Bloomberg told a radio interviewer this week that if he runs for president he will sell his financial data and news operation, or place it in a blind trust.
Does Bloomberg not know what a blind trust is?
the word "blind" is a clue, you don't know what assets are in the trust.
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A blind trust is a trust in which the trust beneficiaries have no knowledge of the holdings of the trust, and no right to intervene in their handling. In a blind trust, the trustees (fiduciaries, or those who have been given power of attorney) have full discretion over the assets.
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Because the assets initially placed in the QBT are known to the government official (who is both creator and beneficiary of the trust), these assets continue to pose a potential conflict of interest until they have been sold (or reduced to a value less than $1,000). New assets purchased by the trustee will not be disclosed to the government official, so they will not pose a conflict.
 
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Re: Democratic presidential contenders in 2016

December 6th, 2018, 2:59 am

At least Trump doesn’t have this problem. There is no trust whatsoever.
 
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Re: Democratic presidential contenders in 2016

December 6th, 2018, 8:55 am

At least Trump doesn’t have this problem. There is no trust whatsoever.
That's a lie.
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Before being inaugurated as president, Trump moved his businesses into a revocable trust run by his eldest sons and a business associate.
I'm trying to think who the last president to own a business was.
President Carter had (has?) a peanut farm, and according to wiki,
On January 4, 1977, Carter told reporters that he would free himself from potential conflicts of interest by leaving his peanut business in the hands of trustees.
The wiki entry does not say whether President Carter actually carried through on this.

Not sure what Nellie did when he was Ford's VP (or Governor of NY for that matter)

Bloomberg may not know what a blind trust is, but what he's proposing to do seems to be the same as what Presidents Carter and Trump did
 
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Re: Democratic presidential contenders in 2016

December 6th, 2018, 11:16 am

I am still waiting your answer ppauper? who are you?
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