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Old 04-23-2018, 11:20 AM   #651
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Re: Is the Trump Economy Good for Poker?

I don't usually like these, but lol'ed at this one.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:47 AM   #652
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Mason,

Even if I agreed that Trump was good for the poker economy (and I don't think he is), it would be irrelevant to my vote because I don't really care about the poker economy any more. I think that the overwhelming majority of active posters in 2018 fall into the same category.

The reason is obvious.

Because of Black Friday and growing up, many posters who were serious players in the early/mid 2000s are rec players now or don't play at all. Look at the posts of almost poster who has been active on the site for 12+ years. Almost all the older posts will be poker-related. Few, if any, of the newer posts will be poker related. (El D is a perfect example.)
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:16 PM   #653
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Congressional Budget Office’s Long-Term Deficit Forecast Dwarfs White House Estimate
The Congressional Budget Office estimates the government will take in $1.9 trillion less in revenue and spend $300 billion more over the next decade than the White House estimated under its latest budget proposal if the plan were enacted.

President Donald Trump in February proposed a $4.4 trillion budget that would boost federal spending for the military and border security, cut many domestic programs and projected deficits through the next decade. The proposal depends heavily on cuts to government safety-net programs and expectations of a big gain in economic growth.

Deficits would total $9.5 trillion over the coming decade, or $2.3 trillion more than the White House estimates, CBO said Thursday in an analysis of the President’s Budget.

According to CBO, Congress’s nonpartisan scorekeeper, the budget proposal will result in deficits in fiscal 2019 and 2020 that are slightly narrower than White House predictions, but deficits in 2027 and 2028 that are more than twice the White House’s estimates.
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:31 AM   #654
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my local 1/2 game is usually pretty busy though so swings and roundabouts.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:05 AM   #655
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Trump’s Trade War Against China Is Officially Underway
A trade war between the world’s two largest economies officially began on Friday morning as the Trump administration followed through with its threat to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products, a significant escalation of a fight that could hurt companies and consumers in both the United States and China.

The penalties, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m., will undoubtedly prompt quick retaliation by Beijing, which has said it will tax an equal amount of American exports, including pork, soybeans and automobiles.

The escalation of the trade war from threat to reality is expected to ripple through global supply chains, raise costs for businesses and consumers and roil global stock markets, which have been volatile in anticipation of a prolonged trade fight between the United States and almost everyone else.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:14 AM   #656
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GL meeting those growth forecasts when we plunge into deep recession
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:39 AM   #657
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Man, Trump wants to lose control of Congress in 2018.

The economy is what's keeping a good lot of people who don't consider themselves racists supporting Trump. They ignore the blatant racism because it isn't affecting their lives. As long the economy's great, then they don't care. But once the economy tanks because of trade wars, then we'll find out for whom the economy was a socially acceptable cover for supporting white nationalism and for whom the economy was so important that they didn't give a **** about racism.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:31 AM   #658
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Man, Trump wants to lose control of Congress in 2018.

The economy is what's keeping a good lot of people who don't consider themselves racists supporting Trump. They ignore the blatant racism because it isn't affecting their lives. As long the economy's great, then they don't care. But once the economy tanks because of trade wars, then we'll find out for whom the economy was a socially acceptable cover for supporting white nationalism and for whom the economy was so important that they didn't give a **** about racism.
There are more non racists than you think who voted for Trump hoping it would benefit them monetarily.

If the economy is bad there will be more racists than you think who will vote against Trump.

Lyndon Johnson's theory no longer holds true. There are too many successful minorities to allow white trash types to rationalize superiority.

You young people simply do not get how much money affects people's decisions as they get older and college tuition and Visiting Angel fees loom large.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:30 AM   #659
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Man, Trump wants to lose control of Congress in 2018.

The economy is what's keeping a good lot of people who don't consider themselves racists supporting Trump. They ignore the blatant racism because it isn't affecting their lives. As long the economy's great, then they don't care. But once the economy tanks because of trade wars, then we'll find out for whom the economy was a socially acceptable cover for supporting white nationalism and for whom the economy was so important that they didn't give a **** about racism.
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There are more non racists than you think who voted for Trump hoping it would benefit them monetarily.

If the economy is bad there will be more racists than you think who will vote against Trump.

Lyndon Johnson's theory no longer holds true. There are too many successful minorities to allow white trash types to rationalize superiority.

You young people simply do not get how much money affects people's decisions as they get older and college tuition and Visiting Angel fees loom large.
I wonder if you two are talking about the same group of people.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:35 AM   #660
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There are more non racists than you think who voted for Trump hoping it would benefit them monetarily.

If the economy is bad there will be more racists than you think who will vote against Trump.

Lyndon Johnson's theory no longer holds true. There are too many successful minorities to allow white trash types to rationalize superiority.

You young people simply do not get how much money affects people's decisions as they get older and college tuition and Visiting Angel fees loom large.
Think it can be argued that it is racist to support a President who has clearly racist policies and worldview just because you marginally save on taxes.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:09 PM   #661
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Obviously a lot of people don’t perceive it that way. What’s interesting is that republicans are significantly less likely to think he’s a racist than democrats in polls. I’m sure some subset of the republicans who say not-racist think he’s more specifically an ethnic elitest and are punting the issue by pretending that the question wasn’t intended to include that but I’m sure a lot of them are being genuine in their response.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:46 PM   #662
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When’s 2+2s IPO? My portfolio is pretty pocket 5s heavy and I’d like to diversify but still within the booming poker sector.
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:52 PM   #663
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Obviously a lot of people dont perceive it that way. Whats interesting is that republicans are significantly less likely to think hes a racist than democrats in polls. Im sure some subset of the republicans who say not-racist think hes more specifically an ethnic elitest and are punting the issue by pretending that the question wasnt intended to include that but Im sure a lot of them are being genuine in their response.
Republicans tend to have a very narrow, antiquated definition of what a racist is that conveniently excludes themselves. They think of lynchings, KKK and slavery as racist. To them you're only racist if you look like a cast member of American History X
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:52 PM   #664
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Probably some. What about the roughly 15% of blacks and 50% of hispanics polled who thought he wasnt? You're obviously pretty confident that he is and it's framing your interpretation of why other people might have claimed otherwise.

I happen to think he IS some kind of quasi nazi (more than 50% likely, less than 90% imo) - im just saying i don't think that's necessarily what other people think.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:48 AM   #665
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When’s 2+2s IPO? My portfolio is pretty pocket 5s heavy and I’d like to diversify but still within the booming poker sector.
PokerSpot high-yield bonds?
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:49 AM   #666
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Tax Law May Stimulate Economy Less Than Expected, or Maybe Not at All, S.F. Fed Economists Say
“The projected procyclical policy over the next few years may raise concerns regarding the nation’s fiscal capacity to respond to future downturns and its ability to manage the growing federal debt,” Messrs. Mahedy and Wilson wrote in an economic letter posted on the San Francisco Fed’s website. “However, it also has important implications for the macroeconomic impact of the fiscal stimulus represented by the [tax law] and the consequent increase in the deficit.”

Among the research Messrs. Mahedy and Wilson cited were estimates of the so-called fiscal multiplier, or the response of gross domestic product to changes in tax and spending policy. While some of the research found there was merely a larger impact from stimulus measures during recessions than during expansions, other “literature on fiscal spending multipliers suggests an even smaller boost, as low as zero.”
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:44 AM   #667
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I am shocked, SHOCKED, to find out supply-side economics is a sham.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:10 AM   #668
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Bad hands WAY UP since Jan 2017

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Old 07-13-2018, 10:14 AM   #669
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no, what failed very badly was the russian economy after the crippling sanctions that obama slapped on them for it
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:26 AM   #670
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I am shocked, SHOCKED, to find out supply-side economics is a sham.
The trillion dollar tax cut to billionaires wasn't big enough to work properly. Next time we'll do an even bigger tax cut and it'll work for sure!
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:33 AM   #671
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If I knew how to fix it, I wouldnt tell you.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:23 PM   #672
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Can someone ms paint a graph showing the rise in unique 2p2 visits since January 2017?
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:24 PM   #673
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include/exclude russian troll bots tho?
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:14 PM   #674
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