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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby UNI88 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:37 pm

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You still don't understand him, do you? :ohno:


Sure I do. He lies constantly. His modus operandi is dealing in misinformation. I understand him completely. He's a complete fraud.

Here's the Factcheck.org assessment of his statement yesterday morning:

https://www.factcheck.org/2018/07/trump ... s-at-nato/

NATO defense spending was increasing before he got into office and there was no "thing" where NATO countries agreed to ramp things up as he claimed.

And Factcheck.org did back up what it said. NOTHING the guy says can be taken seriously. The question is whether the people who SUPPORT him understand him. If they do and they still support him they should be ashamed of themselves.


John we've been through this before. You continue to focus on the total number or percentage of lies while ignoring the depth of the lies, the damage the lies cause and the lies of omission and obfuscation. You ignore any argument that doesn't fit your narrative. Isn't that bias?

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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby AZGrizFan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:42 pm

UNI88 wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:
Sure I do. He lies constantly. His modus operandi is dealing in misinformation. I understand him completely. He's a complete fraud.

Here's the Factcheck.org assessment of his statement yesterday morning:

https://www.factcheck.org/2018/07/trump ... s-at-nato/

NATO defense spending was increasing before he got into office and there was no "thing" where NATO countries agreed to ramp things up as he claimed.

And Factcheck.org did back up what it said. NOTHING the guy says can be taken seriously. The question is whether the people who SUPPORT him understand him. If they do and they still support him they should be ashamed of themselves.


John we've been through this before. You continue to focus on the total number or percentage of lies while ignoring the depth of the lies, the damage the lies cause and the lies of omission and obfuscation. You ignore any argument that doesn't fit your narrative. Isn't that bias?


I guarantee you Trump doesn’t know 60 associates/business partners that have died or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances.... :ohno:
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby JohnStOnge » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:12 pm

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John we've been through this before. You continue to focus on the total number or percentage of lies while ignoring the depth of the lies, the damage the lies cause and the lies of omission and obfuscation. You ignore any argument that doesn't fit your narrative. Isn't that bias?


I think I've responded to that argument before, but maybe it wasn't to you in particular. During the campaign I said that some of Trump's lies were indeed pretty significant. Things like claiming he was against attacking Gaddafi in Lybia when he's on video saying he thought we should directly use the US military to do it. To me that's a pretty significant lie because it's an effort to tell people you'd have made a different decision than you would have made.

I also think he lied routinely to banks during his business career. I think he routinely made agreements knowing he would break them and that's what led to US banks refusing to work with him.

To me the Trump University thing represents some significant lying. He scammed the hell out of people on that one. It wasn't government. But those were significant lies.

I think lying about what NATO countries have been doing with military spending is pretty significant as well. He's trying to create completely false impressions in the minds of his followers.

Here' the thing: He lies constantly. It's the way he operates. There is absolutely no reason to believe he won't lie in a heartbeat about any matter big or small. Like for instance I know a lot of people think people in the Obama Administrations lied when they said they thought the attack was the result of a video. I am among them. But do you think Trump would hesitate to lie under similar circumstances? I hope not.

He's going to lie. He's going to lie about small things. He's going to lie about big things. Yes it's about frequency. If you lie practically every time you open your mouth that's important.
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby JohnStOnge » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:15 pm

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I guarantee you Trump doesn’t know 60 associates/business partners that have died or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances.... :ohno:


You're kidding, right? You're not seriously invoking that nut job conspiracy theory stuff, are you?
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby houndawg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:20 am

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Jesus. You've gone "full trip". They live longer and have lower infant mortality because they spend their money on social programs while we spend our money defending them.



You don't even believe that **** yourself. :coffee:
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby houndawg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:22 am

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John we've been through this before. You continue to focus on the total number or percentage of lies while ignoring the depth of the lies, the damage the lies cause and the lies of omission and obfuscation. You ignore any argument that doesn't fit your narrative. Isn't that bias?


I guarantee you Trump doesn’t know 60 associates/business partners that have died or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances.... :ohno:




:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

look who went "full trip"... :lmao:
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby houndawg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:25 am

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UNI88 wrote:
John we've been through this before. You continue to focus on the total number or percentage of lies while ignoring the depth of the lies, the damage the lies cause and the lies of omission and obfuscation. You ignore any argument that doesn't fit your narrative. Isn't that bias?


I think I've responded to that argument before, but maybe it wasn't to you in particular. During the campaign I said that some of Trump's lies were indeed pretty significant. Things like claiming he was against attacking Gaddafi in Lybia when he's on video saying he thought we should directly use the US military to do it. To me that's a pretty significant lie because it's an effort to tell people you'd have made a different decision than you would have made.

I also think he lied routinely to banks during his business career. I think he routinely made agreements knowing he would break them and that's what led to US banks refusing to work with him.

To me the Trump University thing represents some significant lying. He scammed the hell out of people on that one. It wasn't government. But those were significant lies.

I think lying about what NATO countries have been doing with military spending is pretty significant as well. He's trying to create completely false impressions in the minds of his followers.

Here' the thing: He lies constantly. It's the way he operates. There is absolutely no reason to believe he won't lie in a heartbeat about any matter big or small. Like for instance I know a lot of people think people in the Obama Administrations lied when they said they thought the attack was the result of a video. I am among them. But do you think Trump would hesitate to lie under similar circumstances? I hope not.

He's going to lie. He's going to lie about small things. He's going to lie about big things. Yes it's about frequency. If you lie practically every time you open your mouth that's important.



He lies all the time but the thing is: he believes everything he says at the time he says it.
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby BDKJMU » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:55 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:
UNI88 wrote:
John we've been through this before. You continue to focus on the total number or percentage of lies while ignoring the depth of the lies, the damage the lies cause and the lies of omission and obfuscation. You ignore any argument that doesn't fit your narrative. Isn't that bias?


I think I've responded to that argument before, but maybe it wasn't to you in particular. During the campaign I said that some of Trump's lies were indeed pretty significant. Things like claiming he was against attacking Gaddafi in Lybia when he's on video saying he thought we should directly use the US military to do it. To me that's a pretty significant lie because it's an effort to tell people you'd have made a different decision than you would have made.

I also think he lied routinely to banks during his business career. I think he routinely made agreements knowing he would break them and that's what led to US banks refusing to work with him.

To me the Trump University thing represents some significant lying. He scammed the hell out of people on that one. It wasn't government. But those were significant lies.

I think lying about what NATO countries have been doing with military spending is pretty significant as well. He's trying to create completely false impressions in the minds of his followers.

Here' the thing: He lies constantly. It's the way he operates. There is absolutely no reason to believe he won't lie in a heartbeat about any matter big or small. Like for instance I know a lot of people think people in the Obama Administrations lied when they said they thought the attack was the result of a video. I am among them. But do you think Trump would hesitate to lie under similar circumstances? I hope not.

He's going to lie. He's going to lie about small things. He's going to lie about big things. Yes it's about frequency. If you lie practically every time you open your mouth that's important.

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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby AZGrizFan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:04 pm

houndawg wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
I guarantee you Trump doesn’t know 60 associates/business partners that have died or committed suicide under suspicious circumstances.... :ohno:




:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

look who went "full trip"... :lmao:


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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby AZGrizFan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:04 pm

houndawg wrote:
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Jesus. You've gone "full trip". They live longer and have lower infant mortality because they spend their money on social programs while we spend our money defending them.



You don't even believe that **** yourself. :coffee:


It’s 100% the truth, pal.
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby kalm » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:22 pm

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houndawg wrote:

You don't even believe that **** yourself. :coffee:


It’s 100% the truth, pal.


And both are choices. :coffee:
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby AZGrizFan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:34 pm

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It’s 100% the truth, pal.


And both are choices. :coffee:


Oh, agreed 100%. But many of those choices were made dozens and dozens of years ago...and when you try to get them OFF that crack (like Trump purports to be doing), it can be a painful, difficult transition.

One that I think, ultimately, will never be made.
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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby kalm » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:51 pm

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kalm wrote:
And both are choices. :coffee:


Oh, agreed 100%. But many of those choices were made dozens and dozens of years ago...and when you try to get them OFF that crack (like Trump purports to be doing), it can be a painful, difficult transition.

One that I think, ultimately, will never be made.


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Re: RE: Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby UNI88 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:20 am

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UNI88 wrote:
John we've been through this before. You continue to focus on the total number or percentage of lies while ignoring the depth of the lies, the damage the lies cause and the lies of omission and obfuscation. You ignore any argument that doesn't fit your narrative. Isn't that bias?


I think I've responded to that argument before, but maybe it wasn't to you in particular. During the campaign I said that some of Trump's lies were indeed pretty significant. Things like claiming he was against attacking Gaddafi in Lybia when he's on video saying he thought we should directly use the US military to do it. To me that's a pretty significant lie because it's an effort to tell people you'd have made a different decision than you would have made.

I also think he lied routinely to banks during his business career. I think he routinely made agreements knowing he would break them and that's what led to US banks refusing to work with him.

To me the Trump University thing represents some significant lying. He scammed the hell out of people on that one. It wasn't government. But those were significant lies.

I think lying about what NATO countries have been doing with military spending is pretty significant as well. He's trying to create completely false impressions in the minds of his followers.

Here' the thing: He lies constantly. It's the way he operates. There is absolutely no reason to believe he won't lie in a heartbeat about any matter big or small. Like for instance I know a lot of people think people in the Obama Administrations lied when they said they thought the attack was the result of a video. I am among them. But do you think Trump would hesitate to lie under similar circumstances? I hope not.

He's going to lie. He's going to lie about small things. He's going to lie about big things. Yes it's about frequency. If you lie practically every time you open your mouth that's important.
I don't disagree that Trump is a bufoon and a con artist. Where I disagree is your argument that Trump is/was a significantly worse liar or candidate than Hildamort. They were neck and neck with each other as seriously flawed candidates and Hildamort's lies and omissions were much more insidious IMO. Trump's lies are embarrassingly brazen but easily spotted.

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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby houndawg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:27 am

kalm wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
Oh, agreed 100%. But many of those choices were made dozens and dozens of years ago...and when you try to get them OFF that crack (like Trump purports to be doing), it can be a painful, difficult transition.

One that I think, ultimately, will never be made.


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I certainly hope not; where would my grandkids go to college?
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Re: RE: Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby houndawg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:32 am

UNI88 wrote:
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I think I've responded to that argument before, but maybe it wasn't to you in particular. During the campaign I said that some of Trump's lies were indeed pretty significant. Things like claiming he was against attacking Gaddafi in Lybia when he's on video saying he thought we should directly use the US military to do it. To me that's a pretty significant lie because it's an effort to tell people you'd have made a different decision than you would have made.

I also think he lied routinely to banks during his business career. I think he routinely made agreements knowing he would break them and that's what led to US banks refusing to work with him.

To me the Trump University thing represents some significant lying. He scammed the hell out of people on that one. It wasn't government. But those were significant lies.

I think lying about what NATO countries have been doing with military spending is pretty significant as well. He's trying to create completely false impressions in the minds of his followers.

Here' the thing: He lies constantly. It's the way he operates. There is absolutely no reason to believe he won't lie in a heartbeat about any matter big or small. Like for instance I know a lot of people think people in the Obama Administrations lied when they said they thought the attack was the result of a video. I am among them. But do you think Trump would hesitate to lie under similar circumstances? I hope not.

He's going to lie. He's going to lie about small things. He's going to lie about big things. Yes it's about frequency. If you lie practically every time you open your mouth that's important.


I don't disagree that Trump is a bufoon and a con artist. Where I disagree is your argument that Trump is/was a significantly worse liar or candidate than Hildamort. They were neck and neck with each other as seriously flawed candidates and Hildamort's lies and omissions were much more insidious IMO. Trump's lies are embarrassingly brazen but easily spotted.


Maybe not but he is still a buffoon and a con artist and a traitor and he doesn't even try to make a pretense of attempting to govern the nation or do anything else that would be taking time out from his looting of the public treasury. :coffee:
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby UNI88 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:33 am

houndawg wrote:
UNI88 wrote:
I don't disagree that Trump is a bufoon and a con artist. Where I disagree is your argument that Trump is/was a significantly worse liar or candidate than Hildamort. They were neck and neck with each other as seriously flawed candidates and Hildamort's lies and omissions were much more insidious IMO. Trump's lies are embarrassingly brazen but easily spotted.


Maybe not but he is still a buffoon and a con artist and a traitor and he doesn't even try to make a pretense of attempting to govern the nation or do anything else that would be taking time out from his looting of the public treasury. :coffee:
And Clinton would have been different?

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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby ASUG8 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:43 pm

You have to give credit where it's due. I've never seen a president who was capable of pissing off Australia and Canada - that takes a special talent. :ohno:

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Re: Trump Gave Merkel an Invoice for NATO

Postby AZGrizFan » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:53 pm

ASUG8 wrote:You have to give credit where it's due. I've never seen a president who was capable of pissing off Australia and Canada - that takes a special talent. :ohno:

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