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What Do You Hope Will Happen & What Do You Think Will Happen in 2018

 
 
Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 12:37 pm
HOPE: GOP retains both houses of Congress
THINK: Dems take control of Senate

HOPE: Iranian protests lead to the toppling of the theocratic, dictatorial regime.
THINK: Theocratic, dictatorial regime will crush protesters. World will wring hands and do nothing.

HOPE: Massive reorganization of FBI and Intelligence Agencies
THINK: Massive reorganization of FBI and Intelligence Agencies

HOPE: US and Allies will curtail China's expansionist practices
THINK: China will keep it up and further position itself for an eventual square-off with the US

HOPE:
Palestinians will give up demands that Isreal will never concede to and a two-state solution will be worked out
THINK: Buoyed by anti-Semitic anti-Zionists, Palestinians will hold firm to their impossible demands and no solution will be reached but people on both sides will die.

HOPE: North Korean regime disappears in a micro-black hole, and North Korea citizens are freed from bondage.
THINK: Dictator Pudge will remain in power making grandiose threats and building his capability to strike the US mainland with nukes.

HOPE: Radical SJW will continue to eat their own
THINK: Radical SJW will continue to eat their own.

HOPE: The Mueller investigation will come to a close
THINK: The Mueller investigation will plod on

HOPE: Cable TV operators will lose out in the economic war of entertainment
THINK: Cable TV operators will survive 2018

HOPE: Vapid Hollywood idiots will STFU
THINK:Vapid Hollywood idiots will not STFU

That's all for now.

How about you?
 
Sturgis
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 01:56 pm
Hope the Foolpublicans...er, I mean Republicans will stop being so spineless and concerned only for their fat paychecks and health insurance from their jobs and will stand up to Trump and make clear he is making America a disaster all for his own ego.

Think: the Republicans will continue their self aggrandizing behaviors as things tank.

Hope: Mueller finds dirt of the criminal intent sort to lead to Trump's dethronement.

Think: his ugly ass is covered and little Jared will be taking the hit.
centrox
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 03:13 pm
Hope: Armchair pontificators may this year learn to spell "Israel" properly.
Think: Armchair pontificators will carry on typing "Isreal".

Hope: Idiot fascist bastards will ditch the "SJW" straw man.
Think: Idiot fascist bastards will carry on about "SJWs".

Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 03:16 pm
Hope: Democrats will take back both the House and the Senate.
Think: Democrats will only take back the House and Republicans will barely hold the Senate

Hope: Real actions and methods are taken to combat Russia influencing our future elections. That includes all elections, congressional, presidential, gubernatorial, and any other American elections.
Think: The Republicans will sit on their hands and not do anything that truly combats Russia influencing our future elections.

Hope: The Republican party will cease and desist all attempts of voter suppression.
Think: The Republican party will continue their attempts of voter suppression.

Hope: More women democrats and more younger democrats will run for all levels of elected office.
Think: More women democrats and more younger democrats will indeed run for all levels of elected office.

Hope: The democratic party will move more to the left, especially regarding pocketbook issues.
Think: The democratic party will indeed move more to the left.

Hope: Either Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder, James Harding's Houston Rockets, or Kyrie Irving's Boston Celtics will win the NBA championship.
Think: The Golden State Warriors will win the NBA championship.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 03:26 pm
@centrox,
Still undecided on the SJW issue. What is it?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 03:53 pm
@roger,
SJW: "SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS"
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 03:55 pm
@centrox,
centrox wrote:

Hope: Armchair pontificators may this year learn to spell "Israel" properly.
Think: Armchair pontificators will carry on typing "Isreal".

Hope: Idiot fascist bastards will ditch the "SJW" straw man.
Think: Idiot fascist bastards will carry on about "SJWs".




Ain't you a sweethaert
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centrox
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 03:56 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Still undecided on the SJW issue. What is it?
The term is commonly used by participants in online discussion in criticism of feminism. "Social justice warrior" (commonly abbreviated SJW) is a pejorative term for an individual promoting socially progressive views, including feminism, civil rights, multiculturalism, and identity politics. The accusation of being an SJW carries implications of pursuing personal validation rather than any deep-seated conviction, and being engaged in disingenuous social justice arguments or activism to raise personal reputation, also known as virtue signalling.

The phrase originated in the late 20th century as a neutral or positive term for people engaged in social justice activism. In 2011, when the term first appeared on Twitter, it changed from a primarily positive term to an overwhelmingly negative one. During the Gamergate controversy, the negative connotation gained increased use, and was particularly aimed at those espousing views adhering to social liberalism, cultural inclusiveness, or feminism, as well as views deemed to be "politically correct".

Vice magazine observed: "It's awfully convenient to have a term at the ready to dismiss women who bring up sexism." The magazine assessed the use of the term: "The problem is, that's not a real category of people. It's simply a way to dismiss anyone who brings up social justice—and often those people are feminists."



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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 04:00 pm
@Real Music,
Real Music wrote:


Hope: Real actions and methods are taken to combat Russia influencing our future elections. That includes all elections, congressional, presidential, gubernatorial, and any other American elections.
Think: The Republicans will sit on their hands and not do anything that truly combats Russia influencing our future elections.

Well, if the Dems take the House won't they be responsible as well?

Hope: More women democrats and more younger democrats will run for all levels of elected office.
Think: More women democrats and more younger democrats will indeed run for all levels of elected office.

Ditto as respects Republicans.


Hope: The democratic party will move more to the left, especially regarding pocketbook issues.
Think: The democratic party will indeed move more to the left.

Your wish is certain to come true.

Hope: Either Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder, James Harding's Houston Rockets, or Kyrie Irving's Boston Celtics will win the NBA championship.
Think: The Golden State Warriors will win the NBA championship.


Your "Think" will overrule your "Hope"

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roger
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 04:01 pm
Still undecided, but thanks to both of you.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 04:05 pm
@roger,
The "issue" is madcap leftist monsters destroying their creators as has been seen on numerous campuses across America.

Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 04:10 pm
@roger,
Geeze Roger you need to broaden your scope of news.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 04:38 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
You suppose your definition might influence me?
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 05:21 pm
@roger,
I've no idea bud. My "definition" was simply an explanation of the acronym. If you're looking for an attempt to influence, see contrex.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 05:36 pm
@roger,
I guess I did define the "issue"
roger
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jan, 2018 06:06 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Smile
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jan, 2018 11:47 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:
HOPE: US and Allies will curtail China's expansionist practices
THINK: China will keep it up and further position itself for an eventual square-off with the US

I can't imagine that China would ever want to go to war with us. It would be a disaster for both sides. Not to mention a disaster for humanity in general.


Finn dAbuzz wrote:
HOPE: Palestinians will give up demands that Isreal will never concede to and a two-state solution will be worked out
THINK: Buoyed by anti-Semitic anti-Zionists, Palestinians will hold firm to their impossible demands and no solution will be reached but people on both sides will die.

I see an ending where a Palestinian micro-state (composed of Area A plus Gaza) is unilaterally declared.

Areas B and C east of the Security Fence would continue to be on offer in exchange for peace, if the Palestinians would ever agree to peace, but Palestinian refusal to make peace will leave that land under Israeli control. Over the following centuries, Palestinian farmers will gradually be pressured into abandoning Area B.


Finn dAbuzz wrote:
HOPE: North Korean regime disappears in a micro-black hole, and North Korea citizens are freed from bondage.
THINK: Dictator Pudge will remain in power making grandiose threats and building his capability to strike the US mainland with nukes.

At some point he is going to actually nuke a few of our cities, then we'll annihilate North Korea and conquer the remains.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jan, 2018 11:54 pm
@Sturgis,
Sturgis wrote:
Think: his ugly ass is covered and little Jared will be taking the hit.

Only if he has committed state-level crimes within the statute of limitations. Pretty unlikely.

If this outrageous witch hunt does end up doing harm, it will certainly be time for Trump to start taking direct action against the Democratic Party.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jan, 2018 11:56 pm
@Real Music,
Real Music wrote:
Hope: Real actions and methods are taken to combat Russia influencing our future elections. That includes all elections, congressional, presidential, gubernatorial, and any other American elections.
Think: The Republicans will sit on their hands and not do anything that truly combats Russia influencing our future elections.

The Democrats are at fault, not the Republicans, for the fact that nothing is going to be done to safeguard our elections. The Democrats are the ones who prevented this from being a reasonable investigation into protecting our elections and instead made it a witch hunt against a president who doesn't agree with them.


Real Music wrote:
Hope: The Republican party will cease and desist all attempts of voter suppression.
Think: The Republican party will continue their attempts of voter suppression.

The Republicans are only trying to suppress illegal voting. True that they will not stop doing so.


Real Music wrote:
Hope: The democratic party will move more to the left, especially regarding pocketbook issues.
Think: The democratic party will indeed move more to the left.

I think so too. I also think that this move to the left will result in the Republicans holding the White House for 20 years.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jan, 2018 11:57 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:
Geeze Roger you need to broaden your scope of news.

I'd never heard of "SJW" before this thread either.
 

 
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