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Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1840 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Not even close....but, stay in school....
Is lying in your DNA?

It would be hard to overstate what a disaster the economy looked like at this point in 1980. In many ways, it seemed to be melting down as badly as the economy was in September and October 2008 when the magnitude of the financial crisis was becoming clear. Let me give you a sense of what I mean.

At this point in 1980, however, it didnít really matter what numbers you looked at ó almost everything pointed toward a disaster.

Based on the data as reported in the six months leading up to May 29, 1980, inflation was increasing at a frantic annualized rate of almost 16 percent. At the same time, industrial production, consumption and personal income were declining at annualized rates of about 5 percent, adjusting for inflation.

The jobs data was less bad than the other variables in 1980, but still not good. As the figures were reported at the time, jobs had increased slightly in the six months leading up to May 1980, but not enough to keep up with population growth.

The forward-looking data was bad as well. The stock market declined in the six months leading up to May 1980 (even without adjusting for inflation), and the consensus of economic forecasters at the time was that conditions would remain recessionary for the six months ahead.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012...

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1841 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> The 2007-08 recession was on a GLOBAL SCALE......Learn the difference....and save your mean-spirited rhetoric....
You're one of the three biggest morons on Topix:

A global recession is a period of global economic slowdown. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) takes many factors into account when defining a global recession. Until April 2009, IMF several times communicated to the press, that a global annual real GDP growth of 3.0 percent or less in their view was "equivalent to a global recession".[1][2] By this measure, six periods since 1970 qualify: 1974&#8209;1975,[3] 1980&#8209;1983,[3] 1990&#8209;1993,[3][4] 1998,[3][4] 2001&#8209;2002,[3][4] and 2008&#8209;2009.[5]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_recession

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1842 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue is an utter tool with an 80 IQ.

...By this definition, the world economy has been in recession 1980-83, 1990-93, 1998, and 2001-2002.
http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-04-0...

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1843 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>
"Loss of 24 senate seats?" What do you mean by that, Walter? I certainly don't want to "spin" your words but that sure seems like you are saying that 24 of the Senate seats up for election in 2014 are currently held by Democrats. It's getting hard to tell anymore if you are wrong or if you just are a horrible writer.
There are 21 current Democrat seats up for grabs in 2014. Do you know why there are so many? What's 2014 minus 2008? Which states had special elections that now must be held for a full term?
You're not too bright, are you?
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#1844 Feb 6, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
figure it out genius.
you are just stupid, and comment where you think it is cute.
speaking of cute.....how is that Beagle as your lover.
Let me get this straight. You are the one who says that there are 24 Democratic Senate seats up for election in 2014 and I am the one who is stupid? That's wingnut logic at its finest.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#1845 Feb 6, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
<quoted text>
you are lying again.
simple.
and you can cut and paste only half the story to make your point all you want.
All you do is waste air, and nobody wants to be around you.
scum is a very descriptive word of your life, so engrave it on your tombstone.
I'm lying? You deny saying those things? How Republican of you.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#1846 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>There are 21 current Democrat seats up for grabs in 2014. Do you know why there are so many? What's 2014 minus 2008? Which states had special elections that now must be held for a full term?
You're not too bright, are you?
He says there are 24 seats up and you say I'm not too bright? Ok, 3.1.

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1847 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me get this straight. You are the one who says that there are 24 Democratic Senate seats up for election in 2014 and I am the one who is stupid?
You certainly are, if you can't admit that 21 is damn close to 24.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#1848 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>You certainly are, if you can't admit that 21 is damn close to 24.
Oh, the new standard of correctness is "damn close." What a bozo. 2+2=7. Its not right, but its damn close.

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1849 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, the new standard of correctness is "damn close." What a bozo. 2+2=7. Its not right, but its damn close.
I'd call RS's being off by only 12.5% in this case pretty damn close. The fact of the matter is, you thought he was off by at least 50%. If you understood politics, you would have known he was close.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#1850 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>I'd call RS's being off by only 12.5% in this case pretty damn close. The fact of the matter is, you thought he was off by at least 50%. If you understood politics, you would have known he was close.
I never said how many seats were up, you loon. You are pretending to read minds again. And don't bring percentages into this or Walter is going to lecture about how .125 at .125% mean the same thing.

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1851 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said how many seats were up, you loon. You are pretending to read minds again. And don't bring percentages into this or Walter is going to lecture about how .125 at .125% mean the same thing.
You didn't say because you didn't know, yet you automatically rejected RS's number, which turned out to to be remarkably close. Why did you do that, little girl?
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#1852 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>You didn't say because you didn't know, yet you automatically rejected RS's number, which turned out to to be remarkably close. Why did you do that, little girl?
I did it because he was wrong. Again. And when someone calls him on being wrong, he doubles down and calls everyone else stupid and I think that is funny. So I goad him into doing it.

You thought all 100 Senate seats were up this year.

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1853 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>
I did it because he was wrong. Again. And when someone calls him on being wrong, he doubles down and calls everyone else stupid and I think that is funny. So I goad him into doing it.
You thought all 100 Senate seats were up this year.
I did? And you know this...how?
Do you see how you keep making yourself a constant target? You're aiming for Rhino territory.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Medina, OH

#1854 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>I did? And you know this...how?
Do you see how you keep making yourself a constant target? You're aiming for Rhino territory.
I know this the exact way you claim to know that I didn't know how many seats were up. I just said it so it must be true. See how that works, 3.1?
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#1855 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> The 2007-08 recession was on a GLOBAL SCALE......Learn the difference....and save your mean-spirited rhetoric....
Here's what you said:
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Not even close....but, stay in school....
I responded in kind, and you're telling ME to save my mean-spirited rhetoric? Don't start something if you can't take it in return.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#1856 Feb 6, 2014
Wait what wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's what you said:
<quoted text>
I responded in kind, and you're telling ME to save my mean-spirited rhetoric? Don't start something if you can't take it in return.
Sorry, but these trolls are wrecking my bedside manner...lol...I'm just not into those that feel the need to deny our strengthening economic recovery...as if, they prefer partisan politics to what's best for the U.S......i can't understand that thought process....
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#1858 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry, but these trolls are wrecking my bedside manner...lol...I'm just not into those that feel the need to deny our strengthening economic recovery...as if, they prefer partisan politics to what's best for the U.S......i can't understand that thought process....
Here's your thought process: People can't find decent paying jobs (particularly older workers), they don't have enough food, they can't afford health insurance even with the exchanges, they can't afford gasoline, they are saving nada and hoping to rely on $1000/month social security, there are 2 and 3 families living in 900 square foot townhouses, thrift shops are always crammed with folks, stores are closing, restaurants are closing, massive layoffs continue...you'll understand if I don't agree that the "strengthening economic recovery" is a manipulation of numbers that does not reflect the common American life in 2014.
As good as the others

Columbus, OH

#1859 Feb 6, 2014
He's doing just as good a job AS THE OTHER PRESIDENTS.

He came into office with a mess on his hands, and EVERYONE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#1860 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>
What should the US do now?
Regarding Syria, the US must act in a definitive way. You don't make a deal and then when not met you move on and do nothing, again. Oblamo has proved to America and the world that he is a weak leader.

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