Author Topic: Where Are They Now?  (Read 2057 times)

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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 02:06:40 PM »
"Also, the left-wing nutjobs don't call you a "retard", which would make more sense than your liberal shot of "libtard", so going forward I will be banning any posts where anyone (especially all of the libtard stuff, because that's most of the garbage on here)...to restore a modicum of decorum on the Politics board.  Cheers!"

Honestly, I would much rather be called a retard for being a capitalist, conservative and supporter of most Trump's policies than a racist, bigot, KKK and whatever other bullshit has been thrown at us.

If we had been respected and not being "politically correctly" told all these insults directly or via association, it is quite likely that I personally would have kept the tone down. So if there is some kind of censorship, I truly hope that it will go both ways.

"I admire your patience and tolerance Parsad.  I would've banned Gregmal and friends from the forum and close the politics section.  I feel like this forum has gone downhill since politics was introduced. "

Do we owe you something Berkshire101?

I guess that obtaining free investment ideas is not enough? You want more and no discussion going against your own leftist political beliefs? Why just Gregmal and friends? What about Doughishere and even Parsad?

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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2019, 02:18:48 PM »
"Also, the left-wing nutjobs don't call you a "retard", which would make more sense than your liberal shot of "libtard", so going forward I will be banning any posts where anyone (especially all of the libtard stuff, because that's most of the garbage on here)...to restore a modicum of decorum on the Politics board.  Cheers!"

Honestly, I would much rather be called a retard for being a capitalist, conservative and supporter of most Trump's policies than a racist, bigot, KKK and whatever other bullshit has been thrown at us.

If we had been respected and not being "politically correctly" told all these insults directly or via association, it is quite likely that I personally would have kept the tone down. So if there is some kind of censorship, I truly hope that it will go both ways.

"I admire your patience and tolerance Parsad.  I would've banned Gregmal and friends from the forum and close the politics section.  I feel like this forum has gone downhill since politics was introduced. "

Do we owe you something Berkshire101?

I guess that obtaining free investment ideas is not enough? You want more and no discussion going against your own leftist political beliefs? Why just Gregmal and friends? What about Doughishere and even Parsad?

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Whats funny is that you, and I, and cubsfan, and Mark at least contribute to the investment end. I dont think I've ever seen Doughishere or many of that merry band ever post a useful investment thought. Or even a useless one...

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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 02:44:48 PM »


Honestly, I would much rather be called a retard for being a capitalist, conservative and supporter of most Trump's policies than a racist, bigot, KKK and whatever other bullshit has been thrown at us.

If we had been respected and not being "politically correctly" told all these insults directly or via association, it is quite likely that I personally would have kept the tone down. So if there is some kind of censorship, I truly hope that it will go both ways.


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+1 - and I am ALL for toning it down, but it needs to be a 2 way street and it never has been here.

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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 09:42:30 PM »
To be fair Greg the last I saw of your investment posts, they fell into the category of “getting high on your own supply”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that ;)
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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 04:24:41 AM »
Funny how anyone who disagrees with the Trump supporters on this board are labeled “Libtards”, “Lefties”, “Left wing nut jobs”, etc, etc.  Rather childish when you  have to rely on slurs to support a position.

I would suggest that there are a LOT on this board, perhaps even the majority, who lean to the right but we do not support Trump and many of his ideas. As one who falls into that category, I can assure you that one can be conservative and not support Mr. Trump.

The irony is that Trump is neither right or left. He is simply on whatever side happens to be to his personal benefit - either politically or financially.

He has simply given a frustrated minority on far right a figurehead they delude themselves into believing that he has the country’s best interests at heart.

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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2019, 06:05:40 AM »
"He has simply given a frustrated minority on far right a figurehead they delude themselves into believing that he has the country’s best interests at heart."

What has he done that is not in the best interest of the country?

Strong economy, low unemployment for all, no foreign war, no riot in the streets, crime heading down, improving trade deals, trying to fix immigration and enforcing laws.

The guy is an ass and you may hate his attitude and that is fine but, it is very hard for me to see much negative in how the country is doing.

The other choices are politicians doing nothing or kicking the can down the road on every issue. And the crazies like AOC.

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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2019, 06:09:00 AM »
"The irony is that Trump is neither right or left. He is simply on whatever side happens to be to his personal benefit - either politically or financially. "

Do you realize that this makes zero sense?

Why would you want to be a president, be away from your business, alienate half or more of your potential customers and for this to be financially beneficial?

Once again you may hate the guy but, please try to make some logical statements!

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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2019, 06:41:42 AM »
Funny how anyone who disagrees with the Trump supporters on this board are labeled “Libtards”, “Lefties”, “Left wing nut jobs”, etc, etc.  Rather childish when you  have to rely on slurs to support a position.


It's not the disagreeing that some of us mind - it's the moral high ground that many here believe they occupy
when confronted with a Trump supporter.  That moral high ground gives you the right to slur and pile on
to the few that disagree with you. Too bad it has comes to this.

As mentioned many times, Trump is far from perfect or ideal - but the Left has wrecked the Democratic Party,
so be careful what you wish for.

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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2019, 08:21:12 AM »


“What has he done that is not in the best interest of the country?”

For starters, how about pissing off nearly all of the US allies? The guy has ripped up treaties, insulted leaders and has lied so many times no other country trusts anything he says. Not to mention that he would like to dump NATO and cosey up to the Russians. Do you think that is in the best long term interests of the country? And what about the division within the country? I agree that it takes two to tango, but a true leader should be avoiding splitting the country and try take steps to unify the two sides.

“Trade deals”? What trade deals have been signed and ratified? Don't think even the USMCA is a done deal yet. There is that little matter of tariffs. And it amazes me that it seems that the US voters think tariffs are a great thing but don’t seem to realize that it is the US citizens that pay the tariffs. And yet with all that extra revenue the US debt is in the worst shape it has ever been.

“Crime heading down” - Not hard to reduce the crime rate when you have one of the highest crime rates in the civilized world.

“No wars”  How’s that Korean thing shaping up?

Yes the economy is doing well, but for how long?

“Why would you want to be a president, be away from your business, alienate half or more of your potential customers and for this to be financially beneficial?”

Are you serious? Come on, the man is the definition of an egotist. Do you think he also might have a bit of narcissism? That is what drives him. The other day he slipped and referred to Tim Cook as Tim Apple. A simple slip and we all laughed because any of us might have said something like that. But once again Trump tripped over his ego, was offended by the laughter and had to come on to Twitter this morning and say that it was done intentionally  “as an easy way to save time & words” The man is nuts!

 As far as the financial end is concerned, eventually we will see if he has had good reasons to be treading so lightly with the Russians and the Saudis.

“The other choices are politicians doing nothing or kicking the can down the road on every issue.”

Can’t disagree on the fact that too many politicians can only see as far as the next election, but I don’t think Trump is the solution.


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Re: Where Are They Now?
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2019, 09:21:46 AM »
It's perfectly reasonable and right for this forum to have constructive political debates with differing views - Echo chambers aren't healthy.

And I think it's fairly undeniable that politics in the West has a bigger influence on share price movements than it has for a while.

I would just prefer it if everyone was polite.

There are lots of opposing views on the investment threads, but I can't think of examples where people insult those who disagree with them.

Politics is an emotional thing, and I appreciate that, like Sport, most of us struggle to see the good in the views of 'the opposing team'.

But what is so great about this forum is the intelligent ideas put forth.  And given the number of idiots in US politics on both sides right now, it would be amazing to see people here using their great brains to come up with some constructive political debate and discuss how we make things better.