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p8riot 43 points ago +51 / -8

Not right on pushing vaccines relentlessly and telling "EVERYBODY GO GET VACCINATED". He needs to turn around his stance on that real quick.

Lesser of two evils argument doesn't apply here because he was actively recruiting people to get vaccinated as if he truly believed it was a good thing.

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basedvirginian 28 points ago +28 / -0

The Framers never intended for the president to be the sole leader. They wanted the House of Representatives to be the main body of government.

But Swamp Swamped and made themselves the main power players. Judicial Review is fake and gay

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learntocode 5 points ago +5 / -0

It has always been thus.

Our system is not perfect, but it is gamed to keep shitty outcomes and beneficial outcomes from public policy decisions at parity.

Congress is a great institution for diluting minorty interests AND expertise; for ensuring oligarchs and monopolists a secure bribe placement business rather than creating parallel shadow governments and administrative bodies. Plus, we get to choose our pickpockets from amongst our local tribe. Kinda neat considering the other alternatives.

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learntocode 2 points ago +2 / -0

Weird - "supporter of lobbyists" as if I in total isolation, powerlessness, and obscurity chose any outcome in the halls of power.

I described what IS, not what I want. And frankly, I don't want the magic fairy land of "honorable and patriotic men" because we have been down that path, to everyones collective trouble, many times.

We need honor and patriotism, but we also need objectivity, humility, analytical thinking, violence, deception, mercy, and evidence based decision making. I accept the flaws in our system and want to see it improved. If you are waiting for "good people" to one day fix everything you will either die unfulfilled or live in a nightmare you chose.

learntocode -1 points ago +2 / -3

Congress has been, from its design and inception a playground for the rich. This is a historical fact. Our system of governance is meant to safely keep corruption and dumb shit to minimum. This has the effect of keeping strong ethics and smart shit to a minimum as well. There is no better system for dealing with inate tendencies of humans to suck at their jobs, be corrupt, etc. People have tried, Lord knows, and our constitutional republic is just better at dealing w human nature and keeping us stumbling forward.

The process requires a certain acculturation of voting age citizens - an acculturation which is now vanished in large swaths of the nation. We will change, and adapt, to this challenge or we will watch this amazing kludge of a republic dissolve into the familiar pattern of misery and domination so common in human history.

As a digression: There are lots of public policies I am happy with. For example: paid family medical leave for dads in the state I recently move back to. FBI arrests and indictments filed against corrupt officials in Los Angeles County over the past 10 years.

RonPaulPatriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

Does the House have more power than the Senate?

basedvirginian 10 points ago +11 / -1

No, but if we went back to the original constitution (minus all the 3/5ths and slavery stuff lol), the state houses would appoint Senators.

The House was supposed to be the People’s House and be the most direct-democracy part of our system. It was supposed to be the direct reflection of the will of the People (people being landowners above a certain age. I believe freed blacks could vote in a large portion of states but I’m not 100% on this).

By adding in the ability for the state’s populace writ large to vote for Senators, it negated the Senate’s entire purpose: represent the state interest at the federal level. This also coincides with the erosion of state’s autonomy and the ever encroaching federal government. Funny how that works 🙃

Why do you think the most corrupt people are senators now? They’re entrenched corporate lobbyists essentially.

Theoretically speaking, yes the House is supposed to be more powerful because that’s where the bills originate and the Senate is supposed to be a check on the hasty nature of the chamber (hence the filibuster).

TLDR Founders were smart by putting the most easily changed chamber to represent the will of the people and placing backstops to check their potential for retardation

RonPaulPatriot 8 points ago +8 / -0

Outstanding write up! 🙌🏻

It shows I need to do more research into the origins of the constitution.

A bloated centralized federal government was the founders worst nightmare and we are well past that.

This country is slowly dying. It’s sad to see.

basedvirginian 6 points ago +6 / -0

blush Thank u fren 😌

To start, I’d look into the Virginia and Connecticut Plans at the Constitutional Convention. Every line of that document was thoroughly debated in order to create the original system.

Madison also wrote extensive notes (in secret) about the convention. Keep in mind he also is advocating for his positions when writing this down, but they’re the only primary source we have of the convention.

Education keeps a lot of this stuff hidden because asking critical questions about why our system seems to be fundamentally broken threatens the Grift Gravy Train™️.

learntocode -1 points ago +3 / -4

Things were a lot worse at various points in U.S. history. We can and will make it through this.

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woengrowerg 3 points ago +3 / -0

Your mistake was thinking he could do all that by himself with no help which he indeed DIDN'T have. You were the fool.

BigBadJim 4 points ago +4 / -0

I think he knew everything beforehand.

You don't become an economic powerhouse and not know squat about your opponents and your allies.

Everything was by design so We The People could finally see everything that we all kinda knew.

Trump parted the waters... now, we need to cross.

CLF3 2 points ago +2 / -0

Assuming his victory in 2024 that all gives him the excuse he needed to be completely ruthless that wouldnt have never worked with the "moderates" on the first ride on the merry go round.

Chopblock 10 points ago +10 / -0

Trump got the pharma companies to play ball on delivering a Vaxx (thus forcing the conditions for mask mandates to end and the country to open back up) by promising to use his ‘bully pulpit’ to clear the regulatory and media narrative obstacles against them. If he suddenly reversed course, and worked to erect obstacles (especially before rock-solid evidence of danger is proved), he would prove himself a liar.

He has always stood on the right side of the issue — voluntary, available to all, unneeded for kids, and continued safety testing. Properly implemented and tested, the medical technology could become a great medical life-saver.

RonPaulPatriot 7 points ago +7 / -0

Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are traces of ancient viruses present in the human genome, having first integrated themselves into our makeup millions of years ago, after infecting a common ancestor. They comprise a significant part of the our genome, making up about 8% of our DNA.

There aren't many HERVs that can still be read & expressed by the body, but there's one that can: HERV-W.

HERV-W has been functionally adopted by its human host, meaning the body has learned to make use of this viral code. There's not a single tissue in the body where it's not found; it's expressed in the brain, testis, ovaries, spleen, thymus, placenta (ESPECIALLY in the placenta), and more.

In the placenta, humans have come to rely on the envelope protein (outer skin) code of the HERV-W virus, which is used to form the 'syncytiotrophoblast'; a layer in the wall of the uterus which feeds the embryo with nutrients from the mother.

HERV-W ENV is highly expressed in the white blood cells of COVID-19 patients but not in those of healthy donors:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/ebiom/article/PIIS2352-3964(21)00134-1/fulltext https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2021-04-15/geneuro-researchers-detect-herv-w-env-in-covid-19-patients-and-link-expression-to-disease-severity

Why is this?

Because despite factually incorrect "debunkings", sequence motifs of SARS-CoV-2 clearly show high similarity to HERV-W. The alignments show that the S-CoV-2 spike protein & the envelope protein of HERV-W (also called syncytin-1) are directly related to one another.

The "debunkings" either try to debunk made-up claims of HERV-W itself being present in the vaccine, or feature Pfizer spokespeople purposefully employing straightforward sequence comparisons, which is NOT where the similarity lies; the parity is between sections of the β-pleated sheet:


What are the effects of this?

The majority of the vaccines confer immunity based on an ability to recognise the covid spike glycoprotein, the spike protein's beta sheet comforms to that of HERV-W; thus, every tissue where HERV-W is expressed in the body will now be targeted by the white blood cells expressing HERV-W, as mentioned above in The Lancet. Think hard about where the side-effects of the vaccine are located in the body; blindness, bizarre menstruation, bloodclots, headaches, heart attack, vascular inflammation: in each of these places you will find HERV-W being utilised by the body.

Now with that knowledge read this carefully:

“The placentas look completely burnt out, just incredibly necrotic and damaged"

“There’s a very abnormal appearance to the surface of the placenta when it is cut for examination, with white streaks and nodules occupying large portions of the placental disk. It is a very uncommon finding that we would rarely see in routine practice."


Doctors are also concerned about this:


"is that why COVID-19 has adverse effects on pregnancy and child birth?"

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Chopblock 0 points ago +1 / -1

We’ve had this discussion before, and as I recall it left off with you failing to identify an alternative course of action that didn’t end in abject failure and complete disaster.

Why do you simply revert to your original argument as though its weaknesses have never been pointed out to you? It’s like someone telling you why some particular chess move inevitably leads to mate, and then simply arguing that the move is a legitimate strategy anyways.

That’s what a demoralization shill does, not someone arguing in good faith.

DonuteaterReturns 2 points ago +2 / -0

He's got a good point though. If we vote for Trump in 2024 it needs to be better than his first term. That means no more Kushner, no more Rino staffers, no more establishment republicans anywhere with power.

For now, we influence the party. Not just about Paul Ryan and Liz Cheney, but the rest of the party needs to be puled rightwards. Representatives like MTG need to become the norm, not the minority.

It comes down to being willing to not vote. If we will vote Red just to stop democrats then we're screwed.

willswim4pizza2 0 points ago +1 / -1

Wow and suddenly it's clear you have no idea how government works lol

p8riot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Again the delivery is SEPARATE from telling his supporters to actually go out and do it, and shaming people into getting it.

He could have 1) said "EVERYONE GO GET YOUR SHOT" to his supporters, well after he left office, 2) cautioned people that it's still experimental and they should research it for themselves, 3) said absolutely nothing unless he was asked specifically about it.

Trump chose #1 for some reason. #2 and #3 would still have been compatible with the "plan" of rolling out vaccines to end lockdown

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p8riot 1 point ago +1 / -0

You replied to the wrong person I believe, because that's exactly my point

Chopblock 1 point ago +1 / -0

You’re looking at in as though the issue exists in a vacuum. For example, much of the communication dilemma Trump faces involves censorship and media appearances, which are dependent on what ‘headlines’ they can pull from the content.

So he has to communicate about top priorities like THE ELECTION STEAL without letting ‘vaccines’ become a way for the press to say ‘See, Trump has gone crazy now he’s angrily reversing course on his own vaccine and his own DOJ’s election security opinion and pushing crazy conspiracies about both — anyone not censoring him is endangering the country because white supremacy insurrectionists are seizing on these lies’

This is just one example of the simultaneous problems he must address mutually counter. Not every issue can be optimally addressed.

p8riot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Strawman argument / false dichotomy. It's not like the only two options are push the vaccine 24 / 7 and tell people not to get vaccinated. There is a wide spectrum. He could have just avoided the topic. But no, he dedicated 10 minutes at the RNC to recruit people to be vaccinated ending with the verbal order "EVERYBODY GO GET YOUR SHOT"

Chopblock 1 point ago +1 / -0

Okay... now analyze reasons why he might say that which don’t simply revert to a 2-dimensional model of the world where Trump supporters are cult-like automatons.

This projection of collectivist mentality and mindless authority-conformism is indicative of a person who can’t fathom a world where people don’t think that way — a strong marker that you are a shill.

p8riot 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've tried. The only one I can come up with is that he's being so over the top to signal us not listen to him, that he's winking to us that compromised in other words.

Save the shill accusations for low effort bs. I'm coming at it rationally. If you can tell me why Trump would over and over implore his own constituents to get vaccinated, I'm all ears. This is above and beyond simply fasttracking it past safety trials and hoping that only stupid people take it (which is already questionable).

Chopblock 1 point ago +1 / -0

If you’re not a shill, that’s fine — but then drop the reductionist and simplistic externalization of responsibility onto authorities to fix things. Government is NEVER the provider of solutions.

Then the first thing you need for analysis is to adjust the mentality that any president is responsible for any individual’s own medical decisions. Unless they are forcing you to get vaxxed, they *don’t have to be ‘right’ in their opinions or advice — they only have to maximize your freedom and ability to make your own decisions.

Given THESE two points, the default position is that less regulation = more options = greater choice. That is ultimately what Trump delivered - less regulatory hurdles to bring an experimental medical therapy to market. Whether he says to get it or not, his personal feelings about its safety, whether he got vaxxed himself; that’s irrelevant, and bound to be enmeshed in political, narrative, strategy, messaging, and deal-brokering decisions — as it should be.. You wouldn’t expect the President to list the shortcomings or technical problems of the F-35 during an arms purchase negotiation, would you?

Beyond that, you have to consider that Trump was not operating from some textbook example of presidential power — he was essentially crowned king of a castle entirely staffed with traitors, including the head of the royal personnel dept. He couldn’t just ‘fire everybody’ either legally or practically.

With that in mind, here’s an an idea of Trump’s view of what the Vaxx was, in an environment where the true effects of a probable bioweapon were yet unknown, the WHO, CDC, and NIH were full of incompetents, experts were saying 3 years of ruinous lockdowns were going to be needed, political enemies in league with the enemy foreign power were closing in on removing his ability to mount any response, and he didn’t have the personal expertise or credentials to override ‘official recommendations’ produced by the branch of government he nominally directs:

So he looks to private industry. What’s in the pipeline that might help fight an epidemic(s) and how can it be brought to bear?

Well, here’s a brand-new drug-delivery technology that just might work!

It’s an artificial genetically-engineered pseudo-virus payload that hijacks the machinery of some of your body’s own cells and makes those cells start pumping out copies of a particular portion of the CCP virus — the spike protein (this is a protein on the CCP virus that is particularly good at grabbing onto ACE2 receptors on the surface of human cell walls, a key step in infecting the cell). The hijacked cells in your own body pump out these spike proteins until the cell eventually dies.

That’s supposed to have the effect of triggering an immune response to the spike protein as the antigenic determinant, rather than whatever your body might naturally form as an antigen receptor to the CCP Virus (like a dog that barks at anybody with a hat, instead of recognizing the face of the hatted guy who threw stones).

Pharma companies have been chomping at the bit to get this technology into use because in theory it allows them to start doing all kinds of new things that aren’t limited by the problems of delivering sufficient amounts of drug into difficult to access areas of the body, so you can understand why they’d happily respond “Sir! sir!” to Trump’s inquiries about the possibility of finding a vaccine.

In theory, for instance, they can identify a specific receptor present on a certain diseased cell, target that cell or one nearby with a targeted ligand, and then deliver a hijacking payload to make your own cells manufacture the therapeutic right where it’s needed, or even just trigger your own immune system to take action (or various other things usually involving killing some cells and not others).

Getting that technology pushed through into use, and the prospect of getting that done in one year, rather than waiting 15 to 20 (paying ‘10%s to the Big Guy’ the whole time), was the carrot that got the pharma companies to ‘play ball’ with Trump despite hating him — and would have worked out fine in the end for almost everybody even with the Vaxx dangers unsolved, if they hadn’t been so crazed about requiring people to take it.

  • A Vaxx being available but not widely used would: let everybody calm down and take stock of the actual risks/rewards, and consider different therapies to make their own choices (simultaneously reducing supply pressures)

  • It maximizes efforts to protect those most vulnerable to the virus (at some risk, but also in a patient population where that risk is born through the shortest remaining lifespan)

  • It provides a new option to mitigate resistance (there’s always some patient population that is resistant [biologically, not behaviorally] to normal therapies ), and defend against future outbreaks or other bioweapons

  • It delivers the pharma industry’s golden goose for them (financed with a cool supplement of tax-payer money, possibly recouped later or used as political leverage for industry reform) rolled out in a way that had better safety and side effects monitoring and smaller human testing trial groups as problems were noticed or addressed.

The task of bringing an experimental vaccine to market is a remarkable achievement, if for no other reason than it stops the world from killing itself with mindless hysteria.

Making an experimental vaccine available is completely separate from the task of fully assessing the efficacy and safety of that vaccine, just as measures to make experimental treatments available to terminal patients certainly isn’t the same as rolling them out for everyone, much less forcing people to take them!

And there are other factors to consider:

  • With a vaccine in hand, further lockdowns are hard to justify— the left clearly wanted to leverage their emergency powers indefinitely into the future. And the lockdowns were an immediate health crisis and existential risk to national security.

  • A faster vaccine deployment limited the fuckery that the pharmaceutical snakes could engineer into it, and potentially exposes side effects faster, before everyone has been ‘marked by the beast’.

  • Clearing out a pathway to accomplish a task is not the same as doing the task correctly. Trump didn’t design the vaccine itself, and has no way of independently checking the expert’s claims. And he continually stressed therapeutic remedies as an alternative to vaccination. The tow truck driver isn’t responsible for the mechanic’s shitty work.

  • You can make a good case that Trump should have ‘forced’ the economy to open and declared mask mandates a civil rights violation. Barr’s rhetoric shows there was some discussion of doing this, but of course those bagpipes needed blowing! Trump’s legal pathway to accomplish this was unclear and he was probably advised that it would only extend the shutdowns if he tried.

  • Ultimately a populist President tries to deliver what the people demand — and people demanded a vaccine. That this was hysteria driven by a treasonous media’s lies is true, but that changes little.

Trump tried to get opening by Easter, tried to deliver therapeutic “magic pills” like AHZ, Ivermectin, Sunshine & vitamin C, and Regeneron, AND he clearly told us the media was an enemy of the people, but the sheeple spit all that back up like a dog’s medicine and made ‘vaccine availability’ the only win condition. So he delivered.

basedvirginian 3 points ago +3 / -0

Someone brought it up here earlier, so I can’t take credit for the idea.

But basically the gist was that the Big Pharma companies knew the maleffects of the jabs, but rolled them out in conjunction with the Alphabet Agencies to pin the excess deaths/maleffects on Trump. In this scenario he’d probably be tried for crimes against humanity and executed or something, but it’s a way to clear him and his movement out completely by pinning it all on him.

I hope this is wrong.

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Chopblock 1 point ago +1 / -0

I’ve explained elsewhere in depth...

The potential benefits of the Vaxx even with maleffects:


The non-speculative, non ‘conspiracy theory’ Vaxx risks review:


A subject primer on method of action — Is the Vaxx a real vaccine?:


The argument for why vaxxed people present a greater vector risk of viral spread than asymptomatic unvaxxed:


And my take on President Trumps Vaxx perspective:


FirstThessalonian 1 point ago +2 / -1

zero positive effects of the jab. It is a depopulation agenda nothing more. If trump is pushing it, he is part of their plan.

Mooksayshigh 2 points ago +2 / -0

He has came out and said not to vaccine kids or healthy young adults. I don’t think he wants to come out and say no vaccine bc they’ll blow it up and blame him for every “covid” death ever.

p8riot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah.. literally last week he came out and said it, after the damage has already been done. Kids wanted to be able to hang out and play, so most have already been vaccinated. Far too late in the game to give him a pat on the back for that.

As it stands he's setting himself up to be blamed for every covid vaccine death.

Paxelmania 1 point ago +1 / -0

Trump in the very least should say he regrets taking vacc since he already had natural immunity from getting sick

ChikfilaFan [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

He was right on everything mentioned in the post. The media got these major issues 100% wrong

Kenrailae 17 points ago +20 / -3

He wasn't right on everything. John Bolton and Jared Kushner being two of the things he was most wrong on. But he was sure as heck a lot more right about most things than the MSM has been.

1A2A 10 points ago +10 / -0

Also the shots. Hope he really starts distancing himself from it.

basedvirginian 5 points ago +6 / -1

My family took the shots because they said they trusted Trump’s endorsement of it.

If my family dies because of the jab, Trump has got a lot of explaining to do to his supporters. I get he didn’t directly make them, but constantly associating himself with them doesn’t help

1A2A 6 points ago +6 / -0

Yea, Trumps a smart guy but he doesn’t know shit about vaccines/shots. The scientists/Drs surrounding him at the time were all stooges.


RonPaulPatriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

One of Trumps flaws is his blind trust in institutions and “science.”

I see this with a lot of boomers.

They grew up watching the nightly “news” and drank their coke and ate their TV dinner and took their hypertensive meds, while working their cushy pension job. They lived in a time of cheap housing and growing wages.

They have difficulty transitioning into a different mindset that better fits the 21st century. It’s not the 80’s anymore. Inflation is rampant, cultural institutions have been completely overrun, and the Marxists are making their big move.

Government is not your friend. Big multi national corps are NOT your friend. Big Pharma is NOT your friend

ObongoForPrison2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

.Win is actually plagued with what you described. People who can't accept that it's not the 60s or 70s or 80s. Or even the 90s.

It's 2021 and shit is really bad.

1A2A 2 points ago +2 / -0

I shook Ron Pauls hand in 2008! Legend!!

willswim4pizza2 0 points ago +1 / -1

Dude you are a conspiracy theorist nut job wtf

All you do is post random scientific sounding information, but you have no idea what the fuck you're talking about. Literally none. You just research crap online like one of these twisted millennial leftist kids, and constantly board warrior trying to sound smart. You seriously need to back up and experience real life some more before typing all this garbage.

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Chopblock 6 points ago +8 / -2

He wasn’t wrong about those two — he leveraged Bolton’s neocon Warhawk reputation as a stick to win trade deals and diplomatic negotiations all around the world, and Kushner’s higher loyaltyand personal relationships to secure a deal for peace in the Middle East.

basedvirginian 11 points ago +11 / -0

“I only give money to Israel and AOC grandma” is the state of Conservative Inc right now.

Fuck the Middle East. Let them blow each other up. We have our own house to fix before worrying about the sand people

ChikfilaFan [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

I only give money to Trump

basedvirginian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Based 👏🏻 Chicken 👏🏻 Fan 👏🏻

Chopblock 1 point ago +2 / -1

Peace in the Middle East through diplomacy is a course for ending the endless wars in which other presidents had already embroiled us.

basedvirginian 1 point ago +2 / -1

Yes, I understand that. But I also just don’t care about that region. It’s of 0 strategic importance to us save for one greatest ally.

I just can’t be bothered to care about it anymore. Europe is the one that should be dealing with it, not us. And even then most of the European leaders seem to be fine with the endless hoards of Muslim invaders.

I just wish our government spent .1% of the time it does caring about that shithole of a region on its own citizens. Imagine how quickly our own crumbling infrastructure could be fixed?

But, alas. Muh sand people must be prioritized because reasons

Chopblock 2 points ago +3 / -1

Maybe, but the things going on there have always had huge import for the rest of the world, in virtually every era of history.

basedvirginian 3 points ago +3 / -0

That’s fair. I’m just burnt out from the forever wars™️

Chopblock 2 points ago +2 / -0

*frens hug

learntocode -1 points ago +1 / -2

Suez Canal

Oil an Gas


no interest in the region

Okay bro. Not like we fought multiple world wars denying Germany direct access to this region.

basedvirginian 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bruh we have our own oil here if we weren’t such fags and didn’t use it lmao.

Technically, we have greater oil reserves than many places in the Middle East. We also have an abundance of p much every useful natural resource here.

Why do I care about the Suez Canal? Globohomo trade has absolutely gutted our country. So what if it gets blocked? Guess we just have to make our own shit again.

I just do not give a shit about the Middle East anymore

learntocode 1 point ago +1 / -0

It has a HUGE strategic importance for the empire that USA has become - but that same empire is acting like a parasite on the working people of the USA.

I don't give much of a fuck about the place myself, other than wanting peace and human rights to be protected. Let Europe, Russia, Arabs, Persians, Turks figure their shit out without us wasting more lives and treasure.

I went to a bike shop the other day, and the owner was talking about how the mountain of shit stacked up at ports in China to come flooding into the U.S. - and the bike industry couldn't afford to bid up shipping costs to get their parts moved to our shores. I was thinking, "Why the fuck do we need to get small mechanical parts from China?" Maybe some of this dollar deflation will HELP domestic manufacturing from small to medium low-capital investment niche companies. Guy didn't have ANY parts from Shimano - the biggest manufacturer of gear shift components on the planet. Fuck it, we should be CNCing and casting our own.

So sick of the "interconnected global trade" bullshit myself. With CCP virus, the only thing allowed to flow is cash from one pocket of these parasites to the other and goods; with refugees and drugs being close seconds. Regular people travelling and enjoying ourselves is now some rare exception. To what benefit is this shit to us? I agree, pretty much none.

ControlledCuck 0 points ago +1 / -1

"Multiple world wars", there's only been two and in the first one Germany had nothing to do with that region. xD

learntocode -2 points ago +0 / -2

Look up the following: Baghdad to Berlin Railway.

The freshly formed German Empire was attempting to secure a direct route from the Ottomans to their manufacturing base. The struggle to secure permission to construct the railway triggered a series of intrigues sponsored by the other European powers to stop the railway.

According to Jastrow, who wrote two books to prevent the same disaster from being repeated, the reason why Germany supported Austria on the matter of Serbia, which is what ignited the war, was its wish to ensure the security of the railway extending from Berlin to Baghdad, which was vital for its control of Serbia and Bulgaria.2 This study has tried to answer the question of how international relations had reached this point.

  • from pg. 227 of "The Berlin Baghdad Railway and the Ottoman Empire" (2016) by Murat Ozyuksel, Professor of History and Political Science at Istanbul University.

Middle East resources and geography make it essential to project power and defend against rivals across a HUGE portion of the globe.

Here is a (cancerous) Wikipedia article about the "Oil campaign of World War II": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_campaign_of_World_War_II

The strategic importance of oil resources in World War II also showed in campaigns such as:

  • the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran (August–September 1941) to secure access to Persian oil -the Wehrmacht's drive towards Baku and the oilfields of the Caucasus (Case Blue and Operation Edelweiss) in the summer of 1942 -the Soviet occupation of Romania in 1944, which deprived the Axis of the important Ploesti oil-fields
DonttrustChina 4 points ago +4 / -0

Trump is brilliant with ideas and programs, not so much with people. Even in his business days, his sense of who he could trust and surround himself with was always his one weakness.

There are many different KINDS of intelligence, and not every intelligent person is blessed with all of them in equal measure. Trump has a blindspot for kiss-asses who later betray him.

Which is why he needs us. People like us need to get in his ear and watch his back.

Chopblock 2 points ago +2 / -0

You assume that there’s anyone you can trust in that world. Trump was successful because he doesn’t depend on trusting — he leverages positions and interests to create directional momentum. It’s why people saying that he has ‘transactional relationships’ are largely correct.

Why do you think he loves being with (1) his family and (2) the general public? They’re the only entities he can (mostly) trust not to be undermining him and stabbing him in the back.

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nickybops 6 points ago +6 / -0

Everything but the vaccines sir.

David 5 points ago +5 / -0

Boggles my mind why he pushed for vaccines. He must know that the Covid narrative is a complete lie and nothing more than a power grab.

MAGAmanXXL 3 points ago +3 / -0

It goes much further than that. The corona hoax was orchestrated at the highest levels and involved several countries coordinating in realtime to shut the economy and bring Trump down.

Sea_Still 4 points ago +4 / -0

Stop saying they were wrong, they LIED and it was intentional

basedvirginian 4 points ago +4 / -0

MSM lied and people died!

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Chopblock -2 points ago +4 / -6

Lots of demoralization shills out, today. Smells of panic and desperation.

potbelliedgoblino 4 points ago +5 / -1

Says the guy desperately polishing turds all over this thread.

Chopblock -1 points ago +1 / -2

Your incessant whining that muh everything is Drumpth’s fault! is a turd’s argument. You can’t even provide any reasoning to back up your whining — you might as well be regurgitating bullet points of an impeachment manager’s discarded brainstorming slogans sheet.

Go back to mommy.

Spaceforcejuan -1 points ago +1 / -2

keep being mad because you know I am right.

Chopblock 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’ve seen emojis on Facebook that make more compelling statements than you.

Spaceforcejuan 0 points ago +1 / -1

cool story bro. sorry to assume your gender.

you will never be a woman

learntocode 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fuck the haters. Back to reddit you cucks.

Trahmp wuz rong on XYZ!!11™

Still better than 100% of the competition.

556x45mm 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is this a list of things the GOP ignored? Why Republicans silent on so much, Trump was right about it all.

Musicbymuzak 2 points ago +2 / -0

And he WON! By a lot!!

jsphere256 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's almost as if the media lies deliberately

savetheusa 2 points ago +2 / -0

don’t forget the election

GoldwaterVoter 1 point ago +1 / -0

Too bad he didn't order his DHS secretary to reverse Obama's DHS secretary's administrative rule-making on DACA -- it was NOT an Obama EO, DACA was merely an administrative move within the department.

DAPA was killed early on, should have done same with DACA ... which is CACA.

RussianBot4Trump 1 point ago +2 / -1

Yet sadly, he was wrong about the most important thing, how deep the corruption ran and how they controlled everyone around him.

behemoth887 1 point ago +1 / -0

this is only a fraction of all the lies the libs told. it's hard to keep up with all of them since they're constantly lying.

Choppermagic 1 point ago +1 / -0

Trump was wrong about getting tired of winning. There needs to be more!

LarryBugman 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wrong about Kushner.

dakin116 1 point ago +1 / -0

Let's not pretend like the media was ignorant to this stuff, they cynically suppress it

pup1pup 1 point ago +1 / -0

Protip: never speak in absolutes.

A Democrat can simply point to when Trump said the Covid would disappear after only a few infections.

Also don't forget that the MSM knew Pence was going to turn traitor before we did.

johnqpublic864 1 point ago +1 / -0

He was right on taking over the GOP instead of making some stupid 3rd party that'd split the vote. Make the RINO faggots start a loser 3rd party or just join the libtards or libertarians (sorry actual Libertarians, your party was fucked with that faggot non-libertarian Gary Johnson).

GrimmJack 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's almost like if we had done the opposite of what Fauchi, WHO, and CDC said we would not have lost as many people.

JackOfDiamonds 1 point ago +1 / -0

We're definitely electing another Republican in 24. Don't know who. Might be the man himself. Might be DiSantis, or someone else on the stage, or someone we haven't even come to imagine just yet. But people see and get all of this.

EightySixed 1 point ago +1 / -0

He wasn't right to hire, and not fire, Fauci! But he's right in almost everything.. And WON BY ALOT!

IvIA6A 1 point ago +1 / -0

Add in California forest management too. The media finally covered that one.

woengrowerg 1 point ago +1 / -0

I see a lot of fags here who are supposedly on the same team but just can't agree on anything. That is why the dems face stomp you.

CharlieMike 1 point ago +1 / -0

The Fake News wasn’t trying to be right about anything, they were in full brainwash/false narratives mode and where very successful with opposition and normies

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AmazinKrackin2 1 point ago +1 / -0

Everything was a lie and trumps biggest mistake was being honest

Ladybugjo 1 point ago +1 / -0

President Trump won 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💯💯💯

Magastreammedia 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not including energy independence, that one was YUGE

Martin_VanNostrand 1 point ago +1 / -0

The fake news wasn't trying to be right...,they were trying to spread disinformation. Trump just told the truth.

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Chopblock 2 points ago +5 / -3

HCQ is experimentally proven effective.

All of the press and “scientists” saying it wasn’t was based on a single Lancet study since proven to be a fraud and retracted.

dmcindc 2 points ago +2 / -0

Megatron is a liberal troll.

Chopblock 2 points ago +2 / -0

I know, but I had a couple extra doses of ‘fuck off, commie’ shots that were about to expire; might as well ‘get it in the arms’ of some jabberwocky shill!

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Chopblock 0 points ago +3 / -3

Aside from being overly reductive (there’s NO medical intervention that exhibits an always works/never works dichotomy ), your timeline is off — Trump was treated with Regeneron before any Vaxx was even delivered for ‘emergency use authorized’ availability.

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