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Politics And The Markets 5/1/20

May 01, 2020 6:20 AM ET1.71K Comments
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The legacy of this president is lack of trust in anything you hear as truth, regardless of source - a page from Putin’s Russia playbook. Sad.
like taking candy from a baby.
techy46 profile picture

The legacy of the US government and press is identical.
Trust WHO? Dems which spied , bugged and condemned Trump beginning the day he announced his 2016 presidential candidacy.. Get a grip @peanutbutterandjelly
Pinguino Investments profile picture
Trump held a "virtual town hall" this evening. A supporter -- an elementary school guidance counselor -- told him she thanked him for his work and prayed for him daily, but she questioned his combative tone at press briefings. She asked him why he acts like a bully, avoids giving direct answers to questions, and instead opts to "speak of past successes and generally ramble." She urged him to let go of these negative attributes.

Trump responded that he is treated worse than Abraham Lincoln.

Not making this up.

One Twitter user remarked, "Lincoln was assassinated, but that's nothing compared to Trump having to answer questions from reporters."
ping wow
techy46 profile picture
Trump's soured along with most of US.

It's definitely a tragic ending with poetic justice for all.
@DoubleD44 don't go anywhere.
You better watch your steps D been nice so far.
Buck spotted it "Bugs on top of Bugs on top of Bugs...."
While US busy with virus, here is recent China tech news that could affect the entire world at the rate this affair is developing.

"Samsung Sends 200 Workers To Complete Chip Factory Expansion In China Amid Virus Woes" - www.urdupoint.com/...

This move from Samsung whether it was voluntarily or involuntarily, but it could be China's countermeasure toward recent impending US regulation targeting Huawei.
techy46 profile picture

"China's countermeasure toward ... US regulation targeting Huawei"

O no doubt, China Made in 2025 is very alive and well.

Ain't no stinking US hypocrisy or virus stopping them!

Well, China surely is trying, but will not succeed, don't you know how terribly its people are unemployed right now? You seem not well informed, still dreaming and hoping for your commie friends.

Apple just send out 20,000 Chinese home, unemployed people are living and sleeping in the street, maybe many pent-up angered Chinese will soon explode.

By the way the only country in the world who is still blindly royal is SK, colonized by China, and Moon, the commie pres is planning to hand out SK to China so it seems, and probably threatened Samsung to send out these 200 workers so that China could steal Samsung IP or gobble up Samsung perhaps.

As we all know very well what is important is Samsung supplies about 46% of semiconductor while micron 19.9%, that is why, plus Samsung is also Biotech company, Samsung is no longer consider the SK company, more like its importance is belong to the world.

So what do you expect from China? Old habits are hard to die, a leotard never changes its spots, the only thing they know is combination of intimidating, threatening, and stealing, etc.
Namron Damron profile picture
@jasonprada91, where do you get this stuff? SK a monarchy? Colonized by China? Explain with facts no conspiracy theories.
Some tech news,

Anyone using "Samsung Galaxy S8: Security breach can lead to data theft" -www.igamesnews.com/...
Jack D Stocks profile picture

Well isn't that peachy. Disable bluetooth and no more hands free in your car.
techy46 profile picture
Gee, like I keep anything important in my smart phone!

Nowdays, we use smart phone for everything, right?
President George W Bush had this to say: “Let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat. In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants. We are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together and we are determined to rise.” ... “Let us remember that empathy and simple kindness are essential powerful tools of national recovery. Let’s remember that the suffering we experience as a nation does not fall evenly.”

By contrast, here's Trump: “Oh bye the way, I appreciate the message from former President Bush, but where was he during Impeachment calling for putting partisanship aside.” @foxandfriends He was nowhere to be found in speaking up against the greatest Hoax in American history!"

The worst part? Bush was not even speaking to the unstable narcissist.

No wonder Bush's approval rating hit 92% after 9/11 and held steady at 80–90% four months after the attacks while Trump's approval is only 43.4% and sinking.
techy46 profile picture

Wrong there, the worst part is Trump was right about Bush's preaching

Trump's approval rating means nothing intil we get to Oct-Nov 2020.

No former president can be compared w/ the Trump presidency. Not one. You've got no peg leg to stand on. No president in American history had been fighting a pre inaugural impeachment as well as to date. Dimwits are still at it . Relentless party of wannabee inferiority.

If it had not been the Wuhan, China Virus , it'd have been something/ anything else.

You @genomegk just made almost three paragraphs of worthless spittal.
op spot light.
I do find it sickening just how many imbeciles there are on either side of the road. Michigan protests using Hitler as their prop against Whitmer's dictatorial overkill is and will only hurt their understandable lockdown anger.
techy46 profile picture
Paradise Lost.

We're a nation of imbeciles!
"We're a nation of imbeciles!"

That's liberal parenting and liberal edu @techy46
TeachEnglish profile picture
And I though it was the far right snd their bibles.
techy46 profile picture
"(Bloomberg) --

The intelligence community briefed President Donald Trump twice in the eight days before he imposed travel restrictions on China in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, said a senior White House official familiar with the briefings.

In a Jan. 23 briefing, Trump was told the virus was poised to spread globally from China and that becoming infected wouldn’t be deadly for most people.

Trump said Sunday night that he was told on Jan. 23 that a virus might be coming but that it wasn’t of much import.

“They said it very matter of factly,” he said during a town hall broadcast on Fox News, adding that the intelligence community would release more information on Monday.

The Jan. 23 session was the first time the intelligence community briefed the president on Covid-19, said the official, who requested anonymity to describe the classified briefings.

The next time intelligence officials spoke to Trump on the topic was Jan. 28, when he received information showing the virus was spreading outside of China but that all deaths remained inside of that country, the official said. Trump was also told at the time that China wasn’t sharing key data about the virus, according to the official.

The White House official said those were the only times Trump was briefed by the intelligence community about the virus during January. It isn’t clear what information the intelligence community said China was withholding, or if Trump was briefed about the incredible strain a major outbreak in the U.S. could place on the health-care system, the economy and Americans’ way of life."

And you believe a word this lying dog says?
I'll only believe it if Kayleigh McEnany says it!

Sucker born every minute
techy46 profile picture

I don't say anythiing about it!
Let's see if anyone disputes it.

I think Executive and Congress screwup for for the last 15 years.

US was woefully unprepared by Jan 1st, 2020 US was infected.

All the rest of the debate is poltical nonsense.
I thought the speech from Pres. Bush was very good and called to our better angels to be more evident at this time.
I liked W @tewright2012@gmail.com but he should have also spoken out on the Democrats three year partisan impeachment mission.
techy46 profile picture
Screw the angels, we need intelligent leaders.

We haven't had any for 40-60 years!
And @Boots in the House many Democrats were upset that Obama was not speaking out against some of the things Trump did during his first three years. Past Presidents usually do not jump into current frays.
@Jack D Stocks what do you think-seekingalpha.com/...

i also thought about what you said Lack of security and trust at that level is a horrible experience.
Jack D Stocks profile picture
@al roman

I think you know I haven't invested in utilities, so no opinion.
Why no utilities @Jack D Stocks ?

Buyandhold 2012 profile picture
"Report: China hid severity of virus to horde supplies."

If that's true, then the Chinese are bastards.
JGC67 profile picture
@Buyandhold 2012

The lack of transparency from China is horrible. Repercussions are in order!

Not the same but do you recall when they were making a lot of the toys for the U.S. market? Said toys turned out to be child death traps due to high lead content.
Jack D Stocks profile picture

How about poisonous chinese drywall that had to be replaced in 100's of thousands of US homes.
@Jack D Stocks
"The executive, Fermin Cuza, also made some of the laundered contributions to national Democratic Party committees and leaders at a time when he was being discussed in the trade industry as a possible contender for an appointment by President Clinton to head the U.S. Customs Service."

Buyandhold 2012 profile picture
Poor Donald.

Just think.

If this COVID-19 had not struck, Donald would have probably been re-elected.

But because of COVID-19, Donald does not have a snowball's chance in hell of being re-elected.

It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

But at least when Donald returns to civilian life next January, he can still keep right on tweeting.

"I'll be back. Don't worry! I'll be back in 2024! I'm going to make America great again. MAGA."
Scootrd profile picture
But at least when Donald returns to civilian life next January, he can still keep right on tweeting.

Can you have cell phones in Jail?

Just a reminder State of NY still looking into Donald's taxes, his company's books, as well as Cohen's present UN-indited co-conspirator. All still hanging out there for him in civilian world as Deutsche bank hands over transaction and loan records and The Donald's tax preparer is compelled to comply.

Only way to run out those clocks, is to win re-election as you cannot indite a sitting president.

To date Two federal courts have since ruled against Trump fighting against Deutsche bank release of info, and the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments for the case in the spring.

Food for thought !
18214212 profile picture
@Buyandhold 2012
"Donald does not have a snowball's chance in hell of being re-elected."

Same odds in 2016, and apparently hell froze over. The "Trump won't win" compilations on YouTube are some of the most hilarious videos ever.
Jack D Stocks profile picture
2016 no path to 270.
No way Trump will win.
Buyandhold 2012 profile picture
68,040 Americans dead so far from COVID-19.

And some states want to ease shelter in place restrictions.

How dumb is that?

Like encouraging people to swim in shark infested water.

I'm still sheltering in place with my schnauzer and my wife.

My mother occasionally drops by with her shih-tzu to disinfect my house.

I explained to my mother that she really should be sheltering in place in her own house and not visiting us to disinfect my house.

"If anyone here knew how to clean, I wouldn't have to visit," she said. "Where's the Lysol? Have you gotten rid of the cobwebs in your dining room yet? What do you pay your cleaning lady for? Company? She sure doesn't know how to clean."
Jack D Stocks profile picture
@Buyandhold 2012

Just let the shih-tzu run throughout the house. Heard it smells like moth balls!
relospecialist profile picture
'68,040 Americans dead so far from COVID-19.'

What a conspiracy comment! Less than two weeks ago Trump boasted about successful testing and America’s death toll, which has already surpassed the worst estimate Trump mentioned. I digress into satire.

I was curious as to why companies would need federal liability protections if it's safe to back into the water, malls, restaurants or Trump rallies?
That is an absolutely spot on comment about liability protections. "Dear worker, you will go back to work or lose your unemployment and other benefits and, if you die because you went back to work,
well tough tooty Rudy it ain't our fault.
Jack D Stocks profile picture
Off Topic:

So where is the best BBQ (ribs) in America? (I am jonesing for ribs)
My vote goes to the Birmingham, AL. and Memphis, TN areas!

(I am anticipating a cajones busting from a Texan, lol)
Bama is good man.
Jack D Stocks profile picture
'Bama is my fav bbq, around Birmingham, Huntseville, Tuscaloosa!
Had some good ribs in Memphis, but 'Bama Yum!
Sippi good too.
18214212 profile picture
Wearing a mask while exercising may indicate starting up an exercise program for the first time in one's life.
Good start 182 we are proud of you keep up the good work.

It could be like training in high altitudes, less oxygen than normally we would have with no mask, perhaps?
I can't see how mask wearing during exercise is good for respiration.

China and Democrats blow.

Should be retitled "The Adam Schiff Impeach #45 at all cost while disease is coming to America Wuhan, China Virus
Pinguino Investments profile picture
Deborah Birx calls Michigan protesters without masks and not practicing social distancing ‘devastatingly worrisome.’

Never underestimate the stupidity of your fellow humans, Dr. Birx.
Donggle profile picture
@Pinguino Investments She will be the next one to go! She tried to allow her moral with Trump, but learned no morals is Trump!
relospecialist profile picture
I find wearing my Biden 2020 cap keeps republicans socially distanced from me here in Texas.
Donggle profile picture
@relospecialist MABA hat make american blue again.
Jack D Stocks profile picture
Wowsa! Did you see this:

DHS Inspector General during the Obama administration indicted on 16 counts by Department of Justice


you all are going to f'ing get , F- killers.
g d them jack.
that's waht the 1031e was about i would not of made it again.
Donggle profile picture
Do you know what time it is?
Jack D Stocks profile picture
Happy Hour(s)?
Buyandhold 2012 profile picture
Trump seems to like Kim Jung Un.

What's not to like?

Kim Jung Un only fed his uncle to a pack of starving dogs.

Maybe his uncle irritated him. Maybe his uncle changed the TV station when they were watching the "I Love Kim Jung Un" show.

Just because Kim Jung Un looks like a villain in a James Bond movie is no reason not to like him.

Big Kim must have his good points.

Maybe he gives money to the ACPCA and to PBS.
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