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LOL, why would that matter in a trade war?
That's nothing compared to obama's 110% increase
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Dfairlite
I watched a movie tonight.
It was called "Real Steel," all about a kid who wanted to fight his salvage-yard robot, Adam, and his estranged father who could fight robots but was always held down by TPTB. It was a lot of fun to watch.
There was one scene that reminds me of this: Adam is fighting the champion, Zeus. Zeus is bigger, more powerful, and has a more advanced AI system. During the match, it's almost all Zeus, with Adam getting in a few good shots but usually picking himself up off the ring floor. In the next-to-last round, Zeus manages to beat Adam so bad his voice interface goes out. He's helpless, unable to hear commands. The kid engages "shadow mode," which lets Adam mimic the moves the kid's father makes, and they start the final round.
Adam is on the ropes, unable (seemingly) to fight back. Zeus is beating the dickens out of him. Adam just takes it and takes it, the kid is screaming at his dad to fight back, and the dad keeps saying "not yet." Finally, Zeus' power runs low, and Adam makes his move. He completely destroys Zeus after that, and almost wins the championship, but Zeus is saved by the final bell. Still, the kid has proven what he wanted to prove: he could build a fighting robot that could challenge the champion, from a junkyard.
That phrase, "not yet," keeps popping into my mind. It's not time. The opponent's power has not yet faltered, but it will. Don't sell Trump short, nor Sessions. Trump has used Twitter to draw out his enemies... now he is drawing them into his trap by acting like they've won. Once they enter the trap... then it's time.
Gun control? Nope. He's focusing on mental health, allowing for a raise in the minimum age to buy. DACA amnesty? Nope, he's making that path to citizenship very long and very hard, and taking out the uncontrolled chain immigration dynamic. What does he get for this? He gets to show the American people, the ones who are not rabidly screaming for his head 24/7, that he's not a hard-line conservative, but he's also letting his base see that he won't completely abandon his principles. What do the American people see in Congress? "Give us DACA! No, no, not that much DACA! Tax cuts won't help! All that extra money isn't as good as you think it is! More gun control! No, no, we can't do mental health too! We want Obamacare back, so we can do mental health!" Confusion and hypocrisy and smoke and mirrors.
Oakland just stepped into the trap. All Trump needs is one heinous crime committed by an illegal immigrant, and it's jail time for the mayor and a disgraced sanctuary city. That will be along soon. I've been getting the feeling that Mueller has already started looking into Clinton's Russia connections. That should pop out into the public eye right about perfectly timed for the 2018 elections. We, those who don't have the inside info, just have to be patient.
It will be time soon.