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LostMind wrote: As to falling

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As to falling into or "projecting" myself into your metaphor, isn't that what "We" are suppose to do.

NO!!! NEVER.  The metaphor isn't fact and wasn't referring to your behavior.  You took it as real and just spend 500 words defending something that wasn't real but was a frame that you weren't supposed to step into.   

I don't feel attacked but you just spent an entire two posts talking about me on a geopolitical/financial forum and others too.   

That happens alot.  In the privacy of your own brain, think about that.   I make comments that are hard to ignore, easy to dislike and encourages quiet people  and lurkers to want to post.  And the best part, I do it for free because tfmetals deserves the best. 

I know what interests people, what piss's people off, or gets people excited.  It's not brillance.  It's craft. 

Now read the next post because it's much interesting than talking the problem of GL.  I don't care if you lurk and next time I take passive aggressive rubberneckers to task don't take it personally. 

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It's just not Canada anymore.

It's just not Canada anymore.  

Hundreds of US Troops, Tanks Arrive in Romania

https://sputniknews.com/military/201702141050683647-us-sends-hundreds-troops-tanks/

Romania’s Black Sea port has begun receiving 500 US soldiers and tanks as part of a move to help beef up defense for NATO’s eastern flank. The “Fighting Eagles," 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment will be rotating through eastern Romania’s Mihail Kogalniceanu air base, according to the US embassy.

On Tuesday US Ambassador Hans G. Klemm said the deployment highlights "the strong US-Romania strategic partnership exists in both word and deed,” and the presence of American soldiers "expands our capacity….in maintaining peace and security in southeastern Europe and the Black Sea region."

NATO’s military presence in Eastern Europe has been increasing since April 2014 after conflict broke out in Ukraine, responding to what NATO considers an aggressive Russian foreign policy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently ordered snap drills in response to to the Sea Shield 2017, where 2,800 soldiers from Greece, Spain, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Canada and the US conducted exercises with 10 warplanes, 16 warships and a submarine near Russia’s borders in the first week of February.

Cmdr. Andria Slough of the, USS Porter said at the time that "Advanced exercises like Sea Shield provide us with an opportunity to work across all warfare areas, ultimately improving our combined readiness and naval capability with our Black Sea allies and partners." according to Navy website.

You do the thinking.  I'm listening.  Who is behind the website? Are they good? or evil? Is Trump in charge of these deployments?  Or like Abguys answer on Russian spyships is this routine? Is this trump reframing is relatioship with the Russians or part of Trump, Spicer's, Mnuich's next steps in dealing with Russia's behavior in Crimeria?   

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Nuff said...

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I make comments that are hard to ignore, easy to dislike and encourages quiet people  and lurkers to want to post.  And the best part, I do it for free because tfmetals deserves the best. 

I know what interests people, what piss's people off, or gets people excited.  It's not brillance.  It's craft. 

Thanks for clarifying...

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Smells Like Napalm in the Morning

GL - I am going to send you an invoice for the meme I made about you a while back. I made it in 30 seconds on a whim, but new information has come to my attention that it is worth in excess of $74 million dollars at the current exchange rate.

A new combatant has entered the Meme Wars. The dedicated volunteers will now face seasoned mercenaries.

"In light of the spread of far-right bigotry and misinformation, Theresa May’s government has launched a campaign to fight back. As part of a £60m government project, the advertising group M&C Saatchi will be tasked with combating the increasingly widespread influence and propaganda of the so-called “alt-right”.

Dats Rite. And nobody got any 60 million Pounds, either. 'Twas a labour of love.

"Taking on the alt-right is not the usual sort of ad agency brief, but M&C Saatchi has run many successful political campaigns. Its mantra when it comes to political communications has always been: “Hit first, hit hard and keep on hitting.”

I'm kind of triggered by the violent tone. Problematic in the current year.

"Its work has courted controversy for its ruthless and often negative tone. "

Sheeeeit. That could strike fear into the heart of every /comfy and NEET division of our autistic legions.

"The Saatchi team are past masters at taking complex political ideas and boiling them down to bold, concise messages. Maurice Saatchi calls it a “brutal simplicity of thought”.

The Big Guns. This could change everything.

"The agency is reticent about discussing the details of its government brief. "

Top Secret Memery to challenge the open-source approach? What will prevail? The suspense is delicious.

“What they will be good at is to help get into the mindset of the audience, and identify the strings they can pull to make them think again,” says Pringle. “They will be able to advise on media strategy: finding the best channels through which to communicate with the right sort of people. So they might monitor conversations on social media platforms and intervene in them in ways that might help change behaviour.”

That way is more complex than the traditional 'truth + humor' model. 

“That sort of creativity is about treating the audience with respect and intelligence,”

That's the exact opposite of what he just described above. Tricky.

I'm sorry. I over-hyped it a bit. They've already launched their first "brutal, hard-hitting" salvo.

It's a spokesman - for the government, to enforce their thought-codes - named BullshitMan.

No, friends, I am not making this up. They really did that.

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Kyrgyzstan wants every citizen to own 100 grams of gold

Hmmm... this is interesting.  (emphasis mine)

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-15/currency-pioneers-build-nation-of-gold-bugs-on-ex-soviet-fringes

A landlocked nation perched between China and Kazakhstan is embarking on an experiment with little parallel worldwide: shifting savings from cattle to gold.

One of the first post-Soviet republics to adopt a new currency and let it trade freely, Kyrgyzstan’s central bank wants every citizen to diversify into gold. Governor Tolkunbek Abdygulov says his “dream” is for every one of the 6 million citizens to own at least 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of the precious metal, the Central Asian country’s biggest export. 

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Tolkunbek Abdygulov

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“Gold can be stored for a long time and, despite the price fluctuations on international markets, it doesn’t lose its value for the population as a means of savings,” he said in an interview. “I’ll try to turn the dream into reality faster.”

In the two years that the central bank has offered bars directly to the population, about 140 kilograms of bullion have been sold, Abdygulov, 40, said by phone from the capital, Bishkek.

“We are hopeful that our country’s population will learn to diversify its savings into assets that are more liquid and -- more importantly -- capable of retaining their value,” he said. In rural areas, cattle is still the asset of choice for investors and savers, according to Abdygulov.

Kyrgyzstan has bucked a trend among central banks, the biggest owners of bullion, by stepping up buying even as its counterparts cut purchases in 2016 to a six-year low. Global combined bar and coin demand fell, according to the World Gold Council.

Across the emerging world, gold -- often seen as the ultimate haven at times of upheaval -- hardly needs any extra promotion. India, the world’s largest consumer after China, is in fact taking steps to curb imports of the precious metal by encouraging its citizens to deposit private gold holdings in banks.

In Turkey, where banks can use bullion as part of their reserve assets, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year called on people to convert their foreign-currency savings into liras and gold.

What makes Kyrgyzstan unique is the central bank’s effort to win converts by providing infrastructure for safe-keeping and investment. The central bank produces bars of different sizes, varying in weight from 1 to 100 grams.

The central bank governor believes his plan is realistic, even though it means the population would own about 600 tons of gold, equivalent to 30 times the nation’s current annual output. Abdygulov declined to specify the timeframe for when his goal of 100 grams per person can be met.

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The options available for storage include safe deposit boxes at commercial lenders or with the central bank, he said. Some people opt to keep gold at home or possibly even bury it in the ground, according to Abdygulov.

With Kyrgyzstan enduring upheaval from economic crises in the early 1990s to bank failures during the last decade, gold is seen as a far safer bet than securities, he said.

“For Kyrgyzstan, gold is an alternative instrument of investment,” Abdygulov said. “The National Bank has ensured liquidity for gold -- we aren’t only selling, but also buying back gold bars that we produced and sold.”

As Abdygulov took the reins of the central bank in 2014, Kyrgyz policy makers decided to raise gold’s share in its own reserves, now keeping about 10 percent of its $2 billion holdings in bullion. After years of capping the amount at 2.6 tons, the stockpile surged by more than 70 percent since 2012 to 4.5 tons at the end of the third quarter in 2016, according to the latest data compiled by the London-based World Gold Council.

With Kyrgyzstan’s output at about 20 tons a year, the central bank uses the national currency, the som, to buy gold mined locally, which can then be sold abroad if needed, according to Abdygulov. The governor said he’s counting on higher output in the future.

Abdygulov, who has masters degrees from Nagoya University in Japan and the University of North Texas, may be a gold enthusiast, but he’s no advocate for dislodging the dollar completely. His advice is based on the “rule of three” -- splitting up savings between the som, foreign currency and gold.

As for the metal’s prospects, he’s upbeat, even after it surged the most in five years in 2016 and continued to post gains in 2017. Bullion has rallied more than 7 percent this year as concerns that Donald Trump’s policies on trade and immigration could derail U.S. growth boosted speculation that the Federal Reserve would be slow to raise borrowing costs.

“The price of gold in the medium term will remain in the current range,” Abdygulov said. “Insignificant deviations are possible, but nothing major.”

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Barter, Please submit invoice

Barter,

Please submit invoice total in future digital currency. 

Or we could just do a barter.   You're into that kind of stuff. 

My meme poster for an inside documentary with a real person who sits on the left who is going to fight the revolution against Trump.   Let's put a face on the evil son of a bitch's. 

Mine has sound and color video.  At your going rate, I estimate it's worth $92 million.  I suspect you'll find a way to make up the difference. 

I uploaded this just for you.  Pardon the shotty camera work.  I didn't want to get killed overtly filming an angry lefty.   I didn't smell any urine on the train on this morning.  ALOT MORE from where this came from. 

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@LostMind

LostMind wrote:

DOTS is a great forum. It has so much to offer. I like the majority of what you [Green Lantern] post, it is thought provoking, which I believe is your ultimate goal.

I can go weeks without posting. Doesn't mean I have nothing to say, just means I have nothing to add or detract. Getting into the weeds of this or that is fine if that is your thing, it is not mine. Information overload if you do not have a direction or firm foundation... I learn a little and sometimes a lot from just about every poster. Yes, the personal attacks are shit and it exposes the person and their opinions to being "cliquish!"

Well said!

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SilverBelle wrote: LostMind

SilverBelle wrote:

LostMind wrote:

DOTS is a great forum. It has so much to offer. I like the majority of what you [Green Lantern] post, it is thought provoking, which I believe is your ultimate goal.

I can go weeks without posting. Doesn't mean I have nothing to say, just means I have nothing to add or detract. Getting into the weeds of this or that is fine if that is your thing, it is not mine. Information overload if you do not have a direction or firm foundation... I learn a little and sometimes a lot from just about every poster. Yes, the personal attacks are shit and it exposes the person and their opinions to being "cliquish!"

Well said!

Yes, it was well said and just to re-emphasize, my post wasn't meant to be derogatory to people like you and Lost Mind who when the spirit moves you, make substantive posts. 

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I tried

I can't watch subway videos. Noisy, crowded, and dirty. It just makes me feel sad for people living that existence ... almost wanting to go there and free them, but not wanting to impose them on people in any other place.

You used a phrase in the jump rope post about ' the boys girls that live under big buildings '. I recently saw it phrased that 'Donald Trump won all of America that is not in the shadow of tall buildings' Was that here? I like it. A lot. Let's keep that going. The monstrous elites in their towers only have enough power to corrupt, defile, and deceive those unfortunate souls doomed to an existence in their literal shadows. Their power fades beyond that point, joy, light, and the blooming of living things can go on. That beats the hell out of any Senate campaign we'll see in 2018, and it can be pushed for all of them. Back to the lab, again.

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Trump

As for foreign policy, I think he will do what is in Israel's best interests.  If an issue does not effect Israel, than he will act in America's best interests.  If you doubt this, consider how Trump welcomed Bibi to the White House.  Trump is standing on the steps awaiting the arrival of Bibi from his limo.  Melania is even present for this meeting -- during midweek -- shouldn't she be in NYC with Barron?

I think the messages pertaining to Russia and Iran are consistent with Bibi's desire for Syria to lose the backing of Russia and Iran.

I also think the oil and natural gas off the coast of Gaza being developed by Israelis and Americans, who incidentally supported Trump's campaign, is a major factor although not mentioned much in the news.  

Israel needs the pipeline to run through Syria.  Bibi is a Zionist, but he is secular.  Perhaps this military posturing with Russia is an opening negotiating stance in the goal of allowing the pipeline.

Pence is a Christian Zionist which means he is a Zionist for religious, not political, reasons.  He adheres to a dispensational premillenialism theology which means he needs a war with Russia. 

Is a fissure forming between political Zionists and Christian Zionists?  I don't know.  I do know that most everyone surrounding Trump fits into one of the two camps.

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Well, I had a nice long reply but lost it

General Flynn's baby was expanding the intelligence net to snare all civilians too, correct?  And he did this well, correct?  SO why all of a sudden does he back warrants?  So he can "get fired from the Obama admin" enter Trump's camp but really hold allegiances elsewhere?  This is very,very basic NSA shit, infilterate, infilterate, infilterate.  Except now Trump heard tapes from DEC and fires him for just cause, or for no cause?  Think about that, because it takes amazing balls to fire him after only 1 month.  Trump applauds him in public because he doesn't want the whole intel community (loyal to Flynn) angry at him.

What I saw is military at the top will willingly lie with the best of them as long as it doesn't affect their own personal retirement.  We think of them as honorable, with integrity beyond reproach, but what I saw was a club and you play nice with each other in the sandbox and truth is very, very much optional.  Got it?  So the public perception is about 180 out from what actually goes on.  And in time I guess we will see Flynn's true colors.

But if he always had heartache with "his baby", he would have stalled, and stone walled, and put up roadblocks...it "wouldn't have worked no matter how hard he tried".  Instead he built a privacy obliterating expressway.  Judge the man by his deeds, not his words...and I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.

Needing a warrant?  Ha, ha, ha, they collect and spy near continuously on citizens....warrant was needed about 20 years ago.  Watch some Binney and even his vids are sorely outdated now.  Deep state doesn't need any stinking warrants. 

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Well, Bless yer soul sweet

Well, Bless yer  sweet southern soul Mr. Bahter.  Y’all down there in the south could teach us Yanks some mahners.  Ma deep apologies to you kind sir for my ill mahna   

Y’all know, it’s awfully harsh heir in the big city.  It’s real real  hahd to be dainty when ya constantly walkin’ in pools of urine and scat whyial all those nasty bankahs, and pole iticians liven the good life up at Pahk Avenue.  Smoking’ theer Siigars down their at Whall Street. 

Ya see my Memaw” and Papaw were just simple folk, right off the boat in Ellis Island and them folk took up residence in the city shetl.  For you fokes down their in the south that big word means gaytoe.   Ya know like the blacks have their gaytoe, and us European whyte folk, we have arhh gaeitoe. 

Maybee one day y’all come up here and rescue us from the filllthy streets and maybe cook us up a pot of some of those taisty grits you folk eats down there.  We so tired of eating venison, and pom frites and those fancy Etalian dishes of antipasto. 

Now we told that those Chinese people’s who run those quick take and eat restaurants.  Theyz Asian people be cookin’ up the neighborhood cats.  We not that type of folk. 

Me and papa, we used to go down to the docks and watch the boats unloading all those Asian peoples.  They’d be swimming to sure before the boat ever done dock. Imagine that.  We used to bet how many would be washed to the ocean by the tides.  Sure as heck, those Chinese can really swim. What a site!! Amazing gRace!! God blessed them with strong arms. 

But that Mr. Trhump and his pretty young Jewish dawter, up there in that big purty white house down thar in Washington DC. They gawnna clean this place up.  You watch.  you just watch.   Ahll is gawna be well again in his cuntree  of ahrs..  And all those high fluentin prowfessors in those big Universities with their fancy degree’s, don’t know jack about what’s real.  Not like you do Mr. Bahter.  U ahre, an educated man , and I see ya can read and write just like a real southern gentleman.  

Now y’all pardon me as I gotta go hang the laundry off the fire escape. We do it at night under the moonlight so all the street gremlins don’t trye to steal me wife’s panty’s.  My wife like her panties to be real cleann. 

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Silver Belle....................................

Enjoyed your insights. Hoping to ask a question. Why does Pences eschatological view require war. "I don't have a dog in the fight." so to speak. Just wanting to get your opinion. I do have a basic understanding of dispensational premillenialism/ historic and progressive premillenialism. Have been sidetracked studying end times and your post struck a chord. Thanks for you time.

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The FBI has already cleared

The FBI has already cleared Flynn. The only person bitchin get was pence. He was left out of the loop. The warrants are ONLY important with regards to record a private citizen which Flynn was in 12/16. 

Keep,in mind pence was elected with trump. This has the potential to put the entire legitimacy of the presidency in jeopardy. At the best destabilize it and render it in effective. 

The whole point of Snowden was to let us know us how vast the data collection was and its gotten worse.... Much worse.

we were surprised by pences selection ... His loyalties were always in doubt, flynns never were. His own former agency betrayed him, trump hasn't been there long enough to install his own people. Flynn would have been invaluable in that task. These are career agents . 

the only two now relevant questions remain was who authorized the data.  And who shared it with pence and then the press. 

I have a damn good idea but not putting it on here. However p, ask yourself why former CIA Potus candidate from Utah is still out in the public speaking for his deep state supporters ?  Oh gee that's where the data is stored and there is NO Fios court request ... Only 9 people have that power. If they want to expose them they will ....

but most folks don't realize they is another level beneath the deep state and slowly we are seeing them. Potus's don't ride in convertibles cuz of them . 

Trump taking incoming from the entire world. Only we the people are holding them back. Im not fighting commies or hachies for them. 

Ps why did Obama vastly broaden the NSA powers just days before leaving office..... It's know by a set of numbers currently. 

This department needs shredded. It's snowdens goal. Hes willing to return and be executed for it. 

Where as for me, I want both parties destroyed 

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We are spread out but we ARE united. 

One single pass thru five states clearly showed what polls didn't. The harder they push the more we dig in.  The deeper you dig on both sides the more united those side are and the are opposed. 

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ruffian........

Keep the "stream of thought" going. Crazier than any novel or movie, what we are watching. Have heard/watched many's  opinions, too early to say for me.  Trump is either crazy or Autistic in a 3D kinda way.

Your previous comment was also informative. My add and obsessive characteristics have me flying. Too much material too little time. 

Always appreciate the view from you perspective.

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Thx BN

it's another reason I don't bother with Hollywood, real life is so much more entertaining,.... 

It takes a nut to understand one and i fit the profile. 

Haha I finally get the casts off and im typing worse and auto correct is changing what I type into things I don't recognize. Very odd! Im spending more time correcting auto corrections than my own poor mistakes - go figure 

pnow I gotta go search things I not interested in the least. Just to mess with our spies 

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Ruff............

I always understand or at least relate. soo funny, the search reference, as my IT  buddy always instructs me VPN and encryption FTW. Guess I'm too old to care The lasting sunburn requires less, just, saying. Great mind you and many others on /dots.

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Ruff............

only I can stttuter online......

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