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    On this, you are 100% correct. Elections are decided by maybe 20% of the population, perhaps much less than that as we are so polarized. I've seen estimates that swing voters account for as little as 7%. Each side has their true believers and is trying to sway that 20% to vote in their favor. To win, we need first not to alienate them and then second, to try and win them over with ideas and the truth. I have always said, there are two and only two reasons why anyone gets hired for a job. 1) they are qualified* and 2) the hiring manager likes them. Period. Unfortunately most people put too much weight on liking a candidate when voting and they usually have absolutely no clue if they are in any way qualified.

    The 20% both sides are trying to sway are generally less informed and are either voting on self interest or voting ideologically "to make a difference." Our message has to be crafted to appeal to them on those planes. Unfortunately, this is why the message of free stuff and utopia has been effective at swaying the 20%. It ain't easy to convince people they'll actually be better off without free stuff and that utopia is really socialism in disguise, but that's the challenge. That, and preventing election fraud...

    Personally, I think Trump successfully convinced a majority of the swing voters that his policies were working better than the left's and the country was better off because of them even if they didn't really like Trump the person all that much. I think the 2020 election was absolutely stolen and I also think there is ample evidence, both physical and circumstantial, to prove it in court. I don't know if that will be allowed to play out so all I can do is try to convince those in my world what I believe happened. If we can each open the eyes of a handful of people, the elite establishment may not get away with it next time. In court you need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, in the court of public opinion, all you need do is create reasonable doubt. This is why words matter so much.

    *Qualified can include a whole lot of shit including quotas, etc.

    I believe you.

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    I learned yesterday that an investment group, Blackrock Inc, has been buying up American houses as soon as they hit the market, and overpaying by 20-50% of the home values, then converting the houses to rental properties. Everyone was debating the wealth redistribution practices and the move towards making middle class Americans permanent renters instead of home owners, but I did not see anyone asking, who owns Blackrock Inc?


    I did a bit of digging and one of the top shareholders in Blackrock Inc is a holdings company named Temasek Holdings, who lists it's Key People as: Lim Boon Heng, (Chairman), Cheng Wai Keung, (Deputy Chairman), Ho Ching, (Exec. Director & CEO)


    Researching Temasek, I found that it's primary shareholder is Alibaba. So there you have it.
     

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    There are so many people in jail being refused bail, I don't see how they can refuse release of that info...
    I'm sure they are claiming "national security" reasons... ffs.
     
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    But, Etute's attorney, Jimmy Turk, appeared to defend the football player's alleged actions ... saying in court, "Nobody deserves to die, but I don’t mind saying, don’t pretend you are something that you are not."

     

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    I learned yesterday that an investment group, Blackrock Inc, has been buying up American houses as soon as they hit the market, and overpaying by 20-50% of the home values, then converting the houses to rental properties. Everyone was debating the wealth redistribution practices and the move towards making middle class Americans permanent renters instead of home owners, but I did not see anyone asking, who owns Blackrock Inc?


    I did a bit of digging and one of the top shareholders in Blackrock Inc is a holdings company named Temasek Holdings, who lists it's Key People as: Lim Boon Heng, (Chairman), Cheng Wai Keung, (Deputy Chairman), Ho Ching, (Exec. Director & CEO)


    Researching Temasek, I found that it's primary shareholder is Alibaba. So there you have it.
    I believe this is happening all over the USA. Houses here go in 2-3 hours!!!!! For about 20% over asking!!!
     

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    But, Etute's attorney, Jimmy Turk, appeared to defend the football player's alleged actions ... saying in court, "Nobody deserves to die, but I don’t mind saying, don’t pretend you are something that you are not."


    Inquiring minds want to know why it was only on the second date the guy figured out it was another old guy not some younger girl?
    You would think the first time they had sex he might have gotten a clue somewhere along the way.
     
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    Inquiring minds want to know why it was only on the second date the guy figured out it was another old guy not some younger girl?
    You would think the first time they had sex he might have gotten a clue somewhere along the way.
    he only got a beej
     

    UKDslayer

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    Got the scum.

    METH MUCH? Or maybe that's the look he got when he realized his cellmate Bubba likes virgin sphincter.


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    Actually that looks like he has exophthalmos from untreated thyroid issues to me...
     

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    I was in Hungary, August 2018. The people are extremely friendly, the exchange rate was awesome and they have a culture of patriotism, the likes I haven't seen, since our bicentennial. Also, they hate, hate, hate communism and islam.
    I was there in may/june of 2019.

    I had to take patients to the hospital in Sentzes there.

    So true. People are so friendly and giving. My interpreter bought me dinner after I had turned it down 10 times.

    And yes, the exchange rate is great.

    Plus Bombas were awesome, their version of a redbull/monster.

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    Simple solution: Ban Spacebook for the greater good of all....

    not to mention the censorship of Conservatives , fantasy fact checkers, algorithms... need I go on?

    I agree but how would that be done? I'd sign up to help destroy FB and those who have anything to do with the operations of FB.
     
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    Rainier Arms has it for $405/1000 for those who don't need 80,000 rounds. It says it's in stock. As a matter of fact, many web pages show it as being in stock. YMMV

     

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