Orange is the new President

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 09 May 2018, 13:03

But that’s the thing he would be taking a loss today, even if he survived the liquidity crunch
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Dangerman » 11 May 2018, 10:12

nicole wrote:
09 May 2018, 13:03
I fucking love this story
Now that's how you negotiate a contract.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 11 May 2018, 17:15

Novartis has great lawyers, they knew what they were paying for. They engage in high stakes negotiations with suppliers, licensing agreements and distributors, but got played by a guy who can’t even write an airtight NDA? GTFO. This is like hiring the Rodham’s or some government official’s idiot brother for “consulting”. I’m shocked anyone is buying Novartis’ line.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 14 May 2018, 18:39

I've been offering to urinate on him but so far he hasn't taken me up on it.

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Post by Kolohe » 14 May 2018, 20:05

It does seem oxymoronic to need to operate on a 'benign' condition.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 14 May 2018, 23:55

Kolohe wrote:
14 May 2018, 20:05
It does seem oxymoronic to need to operate on a 'benign' condition.
Especially one that requires a week of recovery. My dad got a chamber of one lung removed and was out after a long weekend.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Eric the .5b » 14 May 2018, 23:57

Benign tumors can still cause discomfort and health complications.

Something's on the serious side if it takes a week of recovery.
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Post by Jennifer » 15 May 2018, 00:17

If my husband were Donald Trump, I'd rather spend a week in a military hospital than go straight home. Even if I were only being treated for a hangnail.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 15 May 2018, 01:14

Eric the .5b wrote:
14 May 2018, 23:57
Benign tumors can still cause discomfort and health complications.

Something's on the serious side if it takes a week of recovery.
Yeah, "benign" just means it won't metastasize to other parts of the body. An abnormal growth on a vital organ can still cause problems for the function of that organ.

OTOH, maybe she asked to spend a week at the hospital because she knew her husband wouldn't go there every day.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 15 May 2018, 13:50

Is anyone buying Haspel's newfound regrets on torture enhanced interrogation? Clearly, there was a reason she waited until after, so there wouldn't be video of her lying about it.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 15 May 2018, 14:39

Mo wrote:
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Is anyone buying Haspel's newfound regrets on torture enhanced interrogation?
Hell no. She wouldn't even answer a straightforward yes-or-no question regarding whether it was immoral. The accounts of torture I've read were downright horrifying -- in many cases, the sadists weren't even asking any questions of their victims. They were simply inflicting pain because they enjoyed doing so. And our government pays them to be thus.
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Re: Orange is the new President

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Jennifer wrote:
15 May 2018, 00:17
If my husband were Donald Trump, I'd rather spend a week in a military hospital than go straight home. Even if I were only being treated for a hangnail.
Walter Reed NMMC is to military hospitals what the Vatican is to roadside chapels.

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 15 May 2018, 16:19

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
15 May 2018, 16:10
Jennifer wrote:
15 May 2018, 00:17
If my husband were Donald Trump, I'd rather spend a week in a military hospital than go straight home. Even if I were only being treated for a hangnail.
Walter Reed NMMC is to military hospitals what the Vatican is to roadside chapels.
No doubt; I don't think Mrs. Trump #3 will wake up in the middle of the night to see a roach crawling on her IV line, the way I did at the Ft. Eustis army hospital back in the day. Still, even the nicest hospital is less pleasant than one's own home -- unless the home is shared with Donald Trump.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 15 May 2018, 16:27

This is not offered to contradict or support anything, just an amusing anecdote about how people feel in hospitals:

My grandmother worked as a nurse for many years, and is now in a long-term care facility. She is never in her room, though. She hangs out at the nurses' station, and when I call her there she says "Oh, thank you for calling but I can't talk long, I'm at work." She gets confused about whether she's a patient or employee. And she seems to be happier that way.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Pham Nuwen » 15 May 2018, 17:17

thoreau wrote:
15 May 2018, 16:27
This is not offered to contradict or support anything, just an amusing anecdote about how people feel in hospitals:

My grandmother worked as a nurse for many years, and is now in a long-term care facility. She is never in her room, though. She hangs out at the nurses' station, and when I call her there she says "Oh, thank you for calling but I can't talk long, I'm at work." She gets confused about whether she's a patient or employee. And she seems to be happier that way.
I talk to the occassional patient. It's fun sometimes. Sometimes I really really really need to talk to a nurse but that's where the fun ends and the person almost invariable hangs up on me or tells me to call back another time. Such is long term care.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 16 May 2018, 03:25

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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 16 May 2018, 04:02

Even Zombie Nixon is like "Dude. Serious?"
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 16 May 2018, 04:04

I am amazed he's been getting away with as much as he has. I know the current crop of Republicans controlling Congress were corrupt, but for fuck's sake.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Mo » 16 May 2018, 10:17

Seems a bit odd that top executives at big companies are resigning over "business as usual" payments.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 16 May 2018, 11:03

Jennifer wrote:
16 May 2018, 04:04
I am amazed he's been getting away with as much as he has. I know the current crop of Republicans controlling Congress were corrupt, but for fuck's sake.
More gutless than corrupt, I think (though corrupt also applies). They are afraid of what the Trumpers will do to them if they are 'disloyal.'
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Jennifer » 17 May 2018, 21:12

Gina Haspel got the job.

America is officially the type of country that tortures people, does not hold the torturers accountable, but DOES reward them with prestigious government jobs.

Dammit.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 17 May 2018, 22:33

Hey, but she shattered the glass ceiling!

(By bashing a detainee's head against it.)
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by thoreau » 17 May 2018, 22:34

Gina Haspel brought efficiency to the CIA, running torture dungeons with staff who got paid $0.75 on the dollar.
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Re: Orange is the new President

Post by Aresen » 17 May 2018, 22:37

I BELIEVE THE ONLY WAY
TO SAVE HAWAII
IS TO SACRIFICE
A SITTING PRESIDENT
TO THE ANGRY VOLCANO
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