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  1. hindy111

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    Why I lock my door
     
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    If you look at his achievements the balance of probability points to him being a genius. But I agree he has been intentionally divisive, and if a political leader needs to be a figurehead first (and I'm leaning toward this being the case) then he is a poor one.

    Is it possible for a US president to unite them? Identity politics is massive over there, and the Democrats seem to have moved away from the blame-white-men identity coalition that is being pushed. They will no doubt pursue this again in a decade or two when demographics suit them better.

    Meanwhile, Biden is mediocre enough that he mightn't piss too many people off. It's probably what they need.
     
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    And wear a mask
     
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    lol

    one of your best
     
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    I'd say his bucket list is more impressive than yours or mine Twizzle.
     
  6. Gronk

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    If you look at Kim Kardashian's achievements the balance of probability points to her being a genius.
     
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    I think she's probably very smart. Her parents are high achievers so she has the genes. She has also had untold opportunity to develop her mind. Is there any evidence that she isn't smart?
     
  8. Gronk

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    Using your premise she is a genius. Considering that she is a genuine billionaire (no debt to Russian Oligarchs), she must be - right ?
     
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    She hasn't achieved half as much as Trump. But she might be a genius. She just doesn't seem autistic enough.
     
  10. Gronk

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    Well no, she has never had a University in her name go bust. Or an airline. Or a casino.
     
  11. Poupou Escobar

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    Oh ffs do I need to explain venture capitalism to you again? The idea is to make money, not win on every venture. To some people businesses are pets, to others they are cattle.
     
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  12. Gronk

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    I still fail to see how you can't make money from a casino. It must be so complicated to f**k up that business model that you'd have to be a genius.

    Question seeing you know all about venture capitalism etc: If you have a billion in assets, however owe 900 million to Russian oligarchs, are you still a billionaire ?
     
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    You think there are no running costs in a casino or just that there are endless punters willing to tip more cash in? If casinos were a sure thing there would be a lot more of them.
    If I owe you a thousand dollars I'm in trouble. If I owe you a billion you're in trouble.
     
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    or have Daddy bail you out every time you go bankrupt
     
  15. Gronk

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    I think you need to apply for a license to get one. Fun fact: Trump failed the probity test for Sydney's casino.
    Well left. It skimmed your leg side pad. Is he a billionaire are if his LVR is 90% ? If you don't know, then I'll need to find a genius who does.
     
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    I'm keen to know more about how much he owes to Russians. Are you going to share or should we ask HJ?
     
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    Even 2UE would have some kind of evidence
     
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