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  1. audidave

    Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

    That map is clearly incorrect. It is not showing the new route over the Cuyahoga at Harvard. It shows the route they wanted to take through the chemical plants with radiation. Look forward to using it this coming season.
  2. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    ^Add in all the back channels that various people like Flynn, Kush, and papadopoulos were trying to create with the Kremlin and then the denials about said back channels and its clearly a thing. When has any administration tried to create back channels?!? That is guilty right there as far as I’m concerned. We should see that in the next day or so when Flynn’s sentencing comes out.
  3. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    How can trump not be under Putin’s thumb? He’s got dozens if not hundreds of Russians who have paid cash in full for his condos in Florida and in NY. Felix Sater is a Russian and has links to the mob and has been a senior executive in the trump organization. Trump has laundered hundreds of millions for Russians with his casinos. No American banks will loan him money with all his bankruptcies. Don Junior said during the height of the last recession that they get all the money they need from Russia. Someone that thinks he will build the biggest tower in Moscow and put his own name on it cannot say even an ambivalent word about Putin. The Russian news programs openly mock how trump is putins boy.
  4. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    As for Butina speculation, it sounds like she got herself loopy in isolation that she got herself commited. I think they are seeing if she is stable enough.
  5. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    So are we sure that Melania isn’t doing any presidential harassment?!
  6. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    I’d argue that Flynn was just as bad as the transgressions that the other people were doing. It was all greed based. Russia was in everyone’s pockets. Flynn was given $45,000 plus all expense paid trip to Moscow to hang out at the same table with Putin and Jill Stein at some RT gala. He was paid by the Turks to kidnap Gulen from his home in the Pennsylvania. He supposedly lied to the VP about talking to the Russians and setting up a backchannel which is the cover story for why trump fired Flynn. This is what we know as public info. We don’t know that the VP is also compromised. Who picked Pence as VP? Manafort. Who is singing like a canary? Flynn for months and months. Who is going to get eviscerated this Friday? Manafort.
  7. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    For those holding FB it should get interesting in a few minutes as a lot of internal facebook documents are going to be released by the British Government. There should be information regarding how facebook was involved in the brexit campaign and ergo the Trump campaign. @Hadas_Gold: HEADS UP: Those internal Facebook docs the UK parliamentary committee obtained last week will be published in a few minutes. Follow me and @donie as we sift through them….
  8. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    Red Sparrow aka Maria Butina’s GOP boyfriend is likely to be indicted for espionage. https://www.thedailybeast.com/feds-target-butinas-gop-boyfriend-as-foreign-agent
  9. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    I think Beto is more of RFK. Pretty sure they would line up very well with their values and politics. Thinking about the single payer thing: A game-changing compromise would be to allow medicare to start bringing people on at 60 or 59.5. This would allow the commercial insurance to essentially get rid of their unhealthiest demographic. It would allow people to retire sooner who wish to that are only working because of health insurance benefits. It should dramatically drop insurance rates for the rest of people that are on Obamacare. It would help people get used to medicare as they move into retirement since it is its own strange animal. People can be given the option to move over to Medicare.
  10. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    ^that story came out about 25 news cycles ago! Those were quaint times. I love the faux outrage and the imagined response if it were Michelle. Democrats are not a partisan tribal team unlike Republicans. I would have no problem saying that looks like crap whether its a Dem or a Republican. Now it might not get a headline grabber like the huntington post has found as maybe left leaning papers may not bother to point it out. But guess what Fox absolutely would. Remember the biggest scandal of the Obama’s 8 years as president, the tan suit?
  11. A good strategic plan for RTA would do wonders for Cuyahoga county. I would like to see $3 billion or higher plan brought forward for the voters to decide on. A clear vision with serious improvements would keep the economy going in Cleveland. The amount of transportation data available to todays strategic planner would’ve been unthinkable 10-15 years ago. Via the cell phone network data, it can clearly be seen what the daily commuting and short trip traffic patterns are en masse. I wouldn’t be surprised if the gondola system comes back on the radar with fresh eyes looking at it. That could help make Cleveland a very bike friendly city especially with the new connectors about to implemented. I would expect public square to be adressed yet again since that seems like the lynchpin of the RTA network. This is a perfect time to evaluate since we know the direction Cleveland is going especially with all the county and city government office building changes and new construction under design.
  12. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    So this was all theatrics today by Mueller. Expect Don Jr gets indicted next since he was also working on the Trump deal in Moscow and also lied to Congress.
  13. It isn’t a totally done deal. This is the opening salvo from GM. Lordstown is usually on the chopping block every 5 years. I think there is enough political will and push to save Lordstown this go around whether by Federal and/state subsidies. There are definitely going to be some plants that are closing this time around. Lordstown’s issue is that it is set up for smaller vehicles. Which wouldn’t be a huge deal except the profit margin for US-built vehicles is way higher for bigger vehicles. I personally feel that GM could still do very well with smaller cars that are plug in hybrid electric vehicles or phevs. There is a middle point that Americans need to have option of either electric or gas driven vehicles before moving straight to electric in the future. They could probably crush it with a small crossover phev built at Lordstown.
  14. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    My feeling about Ocasio is the Right wingers want to use her as the next Hillary or the next Pelosi to target as the poster child of what a frothing at the mouth left wing party the Democrats have become. I believe that she does more or less line up behind Bernie and I don’t really have a problem with that. Fox and the Right wing echo chamber is going to lift her up on their own and make her a “media star”. They hate her but they LOVE her. It makes for riveting Fox tv hounding an attractive young female. They legally can hound her as much as they want now because she is a public persona, a federal government employee that is paid by the taxpayers. They can now hang on her every word and tweet and mock her for every foible and faux pas. She is 1 of 435 but Fox will make it seem like she is the crazy queen of the Senate. For Fox this is like the Paris Hilton show. Since the Fox target audience is white men in their 50s -70s this will be misogynistic crack. MSNBC doesn’t follow around Louis Gohmert or Nunes or actually any of the idiotic Representatives from the GOP. If you hear Louis Gohmert talk on Cspan it is flabbergasting stupidity and tinfoil conspiracy theories. Certainly they probably could do that and it might make for hilarious Leftie Tv, all the crazy things a right wing country bumpkin Congressman can say in the year 2018. But why give him the oxygen.
  15. audidave

    The Trump Presidency

    This is plain wrong. If one goes to the real clear politics site and looks at the polls it clearly has 53% disapproval. I suspect that they got confused because the Rasmussen poll went to 50 to 49 approval that day for whatever reason. The Gallup is a +10 disapproval. And new polls today have +13 and +16 disapproval for Quinnipiac and CBS.
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