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Poupou Escobar

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Trump isn't good at either. Even his biggest fans wouldn't call him a 'thinker'.

He isn't even that good at 'getting shit done'. He is too irrational and inconsistent to ever see anything through properly.


Completely understand why he has been voted in and wouldn't be surprised if, despite some of the recent media he gets voted in again.

Also understand that some of the commentary about him has been childish and appears obsessed with trying to find a 'gotcha' moment.

But he has helped create that environment so I don't have any sympathy for him in the least.
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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If you look at Kim Kardashian's achievements the balance of probability points to her being a genius.
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?
 

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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?

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

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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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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.

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 ?
 

Poupou Escobar

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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.
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.
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 ?
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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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.
I think you need to apply for a license to get one. Fun fact: Trump failed the probity test for Sydney's casino.
If I owe you a thousand dollars I'm in trouble. If I owe you a billion you're in trouble.
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 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.
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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