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Old May 29th, 2018, 04:19 PM   #11
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That is a stretch if I read you right. I take it you are saying that Trump only serves his own self-interest and I am inclined to agree with you.

You already stated that you live in a penthouse in Memphis and anyone who lives in a penthouse should be a Trump supporter.

Indeed, that is what I said.
Well now, it's not exactly the Penthouse of the Peabody hotel. But I CAN see it from my balcony!!!
BTW, every Thursday night through Ayg. 16th they have great parties on the roof on the Peabody Hotel.
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Old May 29th, 2018, 04:46 PM   #12
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That is a stretch if I read you right. I take it you are saying that Trump only serves his own self-interest and I am inclined to agree with you.

You already stated that you live in a penthouse in Memphis and anyone who lives in a penthouse should be a Trump supporter.

WHY ?? Are you saying that no one who has attained a certain level of income could POSSIBLY believe that they have ENOUGH to live on and don't mind paying taxes to support those damned socialist ideas like schools, roads, bridges, police ?? Even dare I say it, some of those social safety net programs ??
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Old May 30th, 2018, 04:01 AM   #13
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Why don't we compare tweets and speeches?

Trump: Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!

Obama: We can never truly repay the debt we owe our fallen heroes. But we can remember them, honor their sacrifice, and affirm in our own lives those enduring ideals of justice, equality, and opportunity for which generations of Americans have given that last full measure of devotion.

Trump's tweet last year: "North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile...but China is trying hard!" he tweeted seven minutes after an initial Memorial Day post.
His previous tweet read: "Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America. Home of the free, because of the brave."

Obama: Obama, on the other hand, kept it simple in 2017 with a photo of wife Michelle Obama and himself walking through Arlington National Cemetery. "Forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of all who fought to protect our freedoms and defend this country we love," he wrote. This postmarked his first Memorial Day in eight years spent outside the White House

BTW, where is Melania Trump??
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Indeed, that is what I said.
Well now, it's not exactly the Penthouse of the Peabody hotel. But I CAN see it from my balcony!!!
BTW, every Thursday night through Ayg. 16th they have great parties on the roof on the Peabody Hotel.
The Mississippi River is on the largest fault line in Mid-Continent US. Living on top of the Peabody Building in Memphis is risky but must have a beautiful view.

edit: My decrepit keyboard refuses to display the last letter of the alphabet. What is the seismic sone of Memphis. I think I remember that Atlanta was in a class 4 seismic sone. When I lived in Vallejo, CA. tremors were not uncommon because the San Andres Fault heads out to sea under the Golden Gate Bridge and Vallejo was only thirty miles from the Golden Gate as the crow flies, and on San Pablo Bay which is an extension of the San Francisco Bay.

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The Mississippi River is on the largest fault line in Mid-Continent US. Living on top of the Peabody Building in Memphis is risky but must have a beautiful view.

edit: My decrepit keyboard refuses to display the last letter of the alphabet. What is the seismic sone of Memphis. I think I remember that Atlanta was in a class 4 seismic sone. When I lived in Vallejo, CA. tremors were not uncommon because the San Andres Fault heads out to sea under the Golden Gate Bridge and Vallejo was only thirty miles from the Golden Gate as the crow flies, and on San Pablo Bay which is an extension of the San Francisco Bay.
Yep, pretty much just SE of the southern end of the New Madrid fault. A HUGE 1811 quake that formed Reelfoot lake and would kill hundreds of thousands if it happened today.

Being alive is risky...*shrug*

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Yep, pretty much just SE of the southern end of the New Madrid fault. A HUGE 1811 quake that formed Reelfoot lake and would kill hundreds of thousands if it happened today.

Being alive is risky...*shrug*
Interesting little tid bit. After that earthquake, the Mississippi river ran backwards for three days. Going west from Memphis into Arkansas, it's absolutely flat (alluvial plain) for quite a few miles, then suddenly there is a ridge line. That ridge wasn't there prior to the earthquake.
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Interesting little tid bit. After that earthquake, the Mississippi river ran backwards for three days. Going west from Memphis into Arkansas, it's absolutely flat (alluvial plain) for quite a few miles, then suddenly there is a ridge line. That ridge wasn't there prior to the earthquake.
Read about the whole Mississippi running backwards thing.
Are you referring to Crowder's ridge due west of Memphis?
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On the day that is set aside to remember those who gave their lives for our nation, President Trump tweeted the following.

Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!

It should be remembered that this inspiring tweet come from a man who received FIVE deferments to avoid being drafted and said in a 1993 interview that dating during the 80s (and trying to avoid STDs) was his version of going to Vietnam.
I am sorry everyone but I do not believe our military is being used for national defense and I don't think we should promote the mythology that our military is about our defense. Vietnam sure as blazes was not a necessary war and losing that war is prove of that. I hope we never forget that. What we did to Iraq was not a necessary war and pulling out of Israel would greatly reduce any threat to the US.

I strongly disapprove of how Israel has treated Palestinians and I very strongly disapprove of importing Israel by training our police officers in Israel. That police training has contributed to why police have shot killed people who should not have shot and killed. Military training and arming of police officers is not what the US stands for.

If we could stop our military history with WWII, I would be very much in favor in Memorial Day. But I am afraid all those people died for nothing because we are what defended our democracy against. We are the Military Industrial Complex we fought against. No more mythologizing the rightfulness of our military and sending our young to die for our empirical industrial power.
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Read about the whole Mississippi running backwards thing.
Are you referring to Crowder's ridge due west of Memphis?
Not sure what they call it. But was told by someone that lives on it that it wasn't there until the earthquake.
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Our country was doing "pretty good" BEFORE Trump was president.
Name another president who mentioned the unemployment rate or any other significant economy measurements IN his memorial Day address.
I have no idea. Is his tweet his memorial day address?

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On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty.

Throughout the history of our Republic, courageous Americans have purchased our cherished freedom with their lives. Our 151 national cemeteries serve as the final resting place for millions of people, including veterans from every war and conflict, many of whom died while serving our country. We remain duty bound to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf and to remember them with thankfulness and unwavering pride. The fallen — our treasured loved ones, friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens — deserve nothing less from a grateful Nation.

We must safeguard the legacies of our service members so that our children and our grandchildren will understand the sacrifices of our Armed Forces. As a part of this effort, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to keep the memories of our fallen heroes from ever fading away. The National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program challenges our youth, from elementary school through college, to research and share the stories and sacrifice of their hometown veterans, who are forever honored at VA National, State, and tribal veterans cemeteries. To further ensure that our veterans’ legacies are remembered and celebrated, this program is developing an online memorialization platform that will amplify the voices of families, survivors, and Gold Star parents and spouses as they honor our beloved veterans and fallen service members.

Today, and every day, we revere those who have died in noble service to our country. I call upon all Americans to remember the selfless service members who have been laid to rest in flag-draped coffins and their families who have suffered the greatest loss. The sacrifices of our hallowed dead demand our Nation’s highest honor and deepest gratitude. On this day, let us also unite in prayer for lasting peace in our troubled world so that future generations will enjoy the blessings of liberty and independence.

In honor and recognition of all of our fallen heroes, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer.

I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP
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