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Kissinger: Donald Trump Is Unique, He Enters Office With "No Baggage," "No Obligations"

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 Cinnamon    24,759

Former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger spoke about his meeting on Friday with President-elect Donald Trump on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on Sunday. About Trump's election, he said: "Not enough attention was paid to the fact that [Globalization] was bound to have winners and losers, and that the losers were bound to try to express themselves in some kind of political reaction."

"This president-elect is the most unique that I have experienced in one respect," he said: "No baggage. He has no obligation to any particular group because he has become a president on the basis of his own strategy and a program he put before the American public that his competitors did not present. So that is a unique situation.”

"I'm not here as a spokesman of the president-elect," Kissinger said. "I'm here to answer questions of my impressions of [him]. There is the impact of globalization, and I wrote minor things about that earlier. Not enough attention was paid to the fact that it was bound to have winners and losers, and that the losers were bound to try to express themselves in some kind of political reaction."

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/11/20/kissinger_donald_trump_is_unique_he_enters_office_with_no_baggage_no_obligations.html

What's this felonious fossil up to? 

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 Ronin    251
1 hour ago, Cinnamon said:

What's this felonious fossil up to? 

yup. whatever he (and they) are up to... about the only thing we can safely assume is... it prolly ain't good.

 

fossil says:

"In my view in the present situation, one has to --one should not insist on nailing him into positions that he had taken in the campaign on which he doesn't insist. If he insists on them, then of course this agreement will become expressed, but if he develops another program and leaves the question open of what he said in the campaign, one should not make that the desired development."

heh. yeah so best y'all don't be expecting much follow-thru on much of the stuff he "promised". they're just letting you know. business as usual. here's some cake. eat up.

as an illustration, he's already rolled over on his promise to go after hitlery (60 minutes interview: "i don't want to hurt them, they're good people" ... "i'm going to have a good think about it").

of course the stuff that is going to benefit the elitist turds will very likely go ahead. e.g. removing restraints from an already mostly pathetic regulation on the banking cabal. oh yeah... that'll probably happen. he'll likely increase the "defense" (read: offensive) budget of the MIC... and a bunch of other retarded shit such as "renegotiating" the debt. that last part is particularly hilarious because in order to get much of the other stuff done someone (americans) are going to need to borrow a bit more.

so imagine i asked you if I can borrow a thousand bucks. you say "yeah sure, no problem... just give me a piece of paper promising to repay me" ... and we're all good. expect then some time later i come back to you and say "yeah about that money... i can't repay it... what about i give you 85% back?" (which incidentally i don't even have the 85%; and you are fully aware of this) ... and then before you can answer i add "umm. yeh that's not really so much of a request as a statement" ... and then while you're still trying to close your mouth i say "oh and btw... could i you give me some more? ... 'cause i need to build this wall around my garden and as we both know i'm a little short" he says whilst he pops the cork out of a $1000 bottle. so you gonna give me the money?

the little chinese dude must be laughing his titts off. seriously.

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 Jostler    2,216

I'm going to be very attentive to what Trump does with the debt.  You can't touch that without touching the debt based money system that created it :)  And if it's ignored, it'll come down under its own weight....the periphery is already crumbling.   Soo...he's either going to take it down, or it's coming down under its own weight....but it IS coming down.

It could be brought down, and brought down in such a way as to avoid causing a world war.  It won't be, and if I'm wrong about that I'll tell ya right now, that's gonna be the tastiest crow I'll EVER willingly eat and ask for seconds :)

I remember one little video I saw and have never seen again, from very early in Trump's run for the Republican nomination.  I recall he stated point blank in answer to the question  of what he'd do with the debt:  "If you can't pay your debts, then it's time to declare bankruptcy and go into negotiations with the people you owe..."   ROFL.....he came out point blank and said he would DEFAULT on the national debt :) 

I remember the faces of those standing behind him....omg...classic panic.  I reckon he got schooled after that little press conference because I haven't heard anything remotely similar from him since. 

But that is, in fact, EXACTLY what we should do.   Default, destroy and thoroughly uproot the Federal Reserve, replace the Federal Reserve Notes with a sound currency and bring regulation of it back to the Treasury where it belongs Constitutionally, and work out some realistic compromises with those who are genuinely owed value for value.

I am holding out a very tiny hope that a default he can no longer talk openly about is  actually part of his plan :)  I know....dreamin'....

Within two years we would have borne the worst of the consequences economically and be back on track to economic health. 

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 Ronin    251

well yeah. he knows how to game the system, apparently. supposedly an expert at it. and knows how to stiff the banks apparently--which... lolz. banks don't get stiffed. that doesn't really happen. that's myth. fable. delusional. i mean when you create something from, principally, nothing... you can't really lose. but of course they do claim to lose. and sometimes they cry so f***ing hard they get to make up another trillion dollars to give to each other--and we allow it--just so they stop f***ing crying.

fact is tho', presbyterian saint donald did stiff investors. he did alright out of it. and said "f***-you" to the dopey peasants.

 

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When the dust finally cleared from the wreckage, in 2005, those who had backed Trump found they’d lost about 90 cents on the dollar. That was when the creditors — again — had to step in and take charge, and force the company through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts lost money every single year that Trump ran it as a public company. Net losses of $13 million in 1995 ballooned to $134 million by 1999, and $191 million in 2004. Not even his chosen accounting firm, Arthur Andersen (of Enron fame), could have hidden all the red ink. In total, from 1995 through 2004, the company booked total losses of $647 million.

Trump had complete control — both as the chairman and as the owner of a special class of stock that carried many more votes than those he sold to the public. He even gave the company his initials, DJT, as its stock ticker symbol.

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And it wasn’t like you could blame wider troubles in the industry, the economy or the stock market. Over the same period, investors in competitor Harrah’s Entertainment more than doubled their money. Investors in luxury hotel, casino and resort companies like Starwood and MGM earned returns of more than 400%. Even the plain old stock market index more than doubled.

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/donald-trump-was-a-stock-market-disaster-2015-07-22

more:

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The casino company posted losses every year it was public -- more than $600 million in total between 1995 and 2004 -- a CNNMoney analysis of 10 years of corporate filings shows.

DJT paid Trump handsomely each year. His salary, bonus and options totaled about $20 million.

An additional $18.5 million came from what the filings called "other" compensation. That includes a web of inventive deals:
-- complex consulting contracts that paid Trump for consulting with his own company;
-- licensing deals under which DJT paid Trump to use the Trump name;
-- reimbursement for the times the company used his personal jet or golf courses for VIPs.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/15/investing/donald-trump-bankrupt-casino/

what a guy. terrible at real business. but fairly good at conman style thievery.

regardless. this country defaulting thing is kind of a different game altogether. and in the case of the U.S. defaulting ... will surely see the relinquishing of the dollar being world's reserve currency. although that is seemingly inevitable with or without this misogynist egocentric blowhard pressing the default button. and that has some fairly massive implications. americans think things are expensive now. when that happens... oh boy.

 

 

3 hours ago, Jostler said:

I'm going to be very attentive to what Trump does with the debt.  You can't touch that without touching the debt based money system that created it :)  And if it's ignored, it'll come down under its own weight....the periphery is already crumbling.   Soo...he's either going to take it down, or it's coming down under its own weight....but it IS coming down.

It could be brought down, and brought down in such a way as to avoid causing a world war.  It won't be, and if I'm wrong about that I'll tell ya right now, that's gonna be the tastiest crow I'll EVER willingly eat and ask for seconds :)

yeh i agree. so i guess now we probably get to see how smart ole vladimir and the russians are. if they're dumb, they're probably buying into all this "no no we really are friends" rubbish. if they're smart... they'd get even tighter with the chinese dudes.

 

 

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