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Old Today, 09:03 AM
 
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Well, we ARE headed toward Banana but that's because many (most?) of our new factories are all foreign company who desire to use "cheap" American labor (low benefits, costs, etc.) to produce products.

When about 1/2 of Americans aren't making it and a full 3/4 or more are barely doing so......maybe Banana Republic isn't the right name? I'd say we HAVE become what the Citi memo from 2005 noted.

A Plutocracy. Completely separate economies for perhaps the top 5-10%....as opposed to most of the rest.
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Old Today, 09:05 AM
 
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The main thing we have discovered with the Mueller Report is that a POTUS can commit virtually any crimes and because of a DOJ Memo they can't be charged and convicted while in office.

That is something new we've learned...in a sense. It seems a "memo" is more important than whether we have a crook running the country. AND, many people agree with that....so whatever we have become is not Trumps fault nor Muellers nor Cohens nor Epsteins.

It's the people who have no compass. No standards at all. Hypocrites to the nth degree.
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Old Today, 09:07 AM
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Better than becoming a banana hammock (dont google image search that)
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Old Today, 09:24 AM
 
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You don’t know what a banana republic is.
Its where nothing works and nobody cares.......sound familiar?
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Old Today, 09:28 AM
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Well, we ARE headed toward Banana but that's because many (most?) of our new factories are all foreign company who desire to use "cheap" American labor (low benefits, costs, etc.) to produce products.

When about 1/2 of Americans aren't making it and a full 3/4 or more are barely doing so......maybe Banana Republic isn't the right name? I'd say we HAVE become what the Citi memo from 2005 noted.

A Plutocracy. Completely separate economies for perhaps the top 5-10%....as opposed to most of the rest.

I largely agree with this.

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The main thing we have discovered with the Mueller Report is that a POTUS can commit virtually any crimes and because of a DOJ Memo they can't be charged and convicted while in office.

That is something new we've learned...in a sense. It seems a "memo" is more important than whether we have a crook running the country. AND, many people agree with that....so whatever we have become is not Trumps fault nor Muellers nor Cohens nor Epsteins.

It's the people who have no compass. No standards at all. Hypocrites to the nth degree.
This, too.
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Old Today, 09:41 AM
 
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The main thing we have discovered with the Mueller Report is that a POTUS can commit virtually any crimes and because of a DOJ Memo they can't be charged and convicted while in office.

That is something new we've learned...in a sense. It seems a "memo" is more important than whether we have a crook running the country. AND, many people agree with that....so whatever we have become is not Trumps fault nor Muellers nor Cohens nor Epsteins.

It's the people who have no compass. No standards at all. Hypocrites to the nth degree.
You are living in an alternate universe.

Why are you assuming he has committed a crime - because that's what the propaganda media says? It has been investigated for well over two years. It's has gone from Russian interference, to Russian collusion, to obstruction of justice.

You make yourself appear as a radical with no interest in the truth. Why not just let it go - and if they REALLY find something - then go with it? Right now - there's nothing but propaganda and a witch hunt.

The right had to get over the whole birther issue with Obama. At some point - you need to move on with your life.
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Old Today, 09:42 AM
 
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If everybody in a banana republic moves from there to here and ignores our culture and laws
Yes
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