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Duquesne Frog

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Duquesne Frog last won the day on January 15

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About Duquesne Frog

  • Birthday 05/04/1975

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  1. TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    You know how P-dawg feels about those kinds of words, Boston ...
  2. God save us....

    Lather, rinse, repeat ...
  3. God save us....

    You clearly implied that the rising stock market and decreasing (black) unemployment were due to Trump. That is in no way the argument you just made, and thus, no I didn't realize it. And you realize that accusing me of being patronizing/angry/self-loathing every time I disagree with you is shifting the goalposts ...
  4. God save us....

    Again, go back to the blurb you just posted about the cause of the Great Depression. The argument there is antithetical to the argument being made by the Forbes article here. Which is the main problem with economics as a science (sorry, Geo. Will, if you are reading). You cannot run a controlled experiment. The Austrians cannot prove their ideas are any better than the Keynesians. And vice versa. For every article you post blaming the government (and delicious in irony, the poor) for causing the Great Recession, I can post another economist arguing quite the opposite. Economics is the only "science" where your position on the field is based on your partisan beliefs. Because nobody can prove anybody else wrong. Sorry, I need a bit more proof that a government regulation regarding loans for the poor resulted in a whole bunch of banks tanking the economy than his unsupported assertion.
  5. North Korea

    So the fact that nuclear war hasn't happened to date is proof that Trump's twitter war with Kim has been effective foreign policy? Man, I'm gonna use that at my next performance review. Nothing I've worked on has killed anybody yet. Give me a raise!!!
  6. God save us....

    You realize this is the core argument for regulation, right?
  7. God save us....

    Point is that, per the two metrics you used ... stock market and unemployment ... you should have been overjoyed with Obama, or at least his second term. And the stock market growth and unemployment drop occurred without any of the deregulation and tax reform that you cite as a cause for the current booming economy. What I and others are saying is that Obama while probably doesn't deserve much credit for the improvement in the economy over his last 6 years in office, he almost certainly deserves none of the blame for the tanking economy he inherited. He didn't force/allow banks to get greedy with mortgages and tank the economy. Neither did W, for that matter. And if Obama doesn't deserve the blame for inheriting a tanking economy (and I've not really heard any of his critics blame him for that, but certainly for the rate of recovery) I fail to see how Trump gets credit for inheriting a healthy, growing economy. And I don't think any economist would argue that whatever deregulation and tax reform measures adopted this year would have had any tangible impact on the economy at this point.
  8. TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    I am a giant compared to most of Mrs. Duq's Yankee Italian family ...
  9. TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    I sprouted early. I grew 6" between 5th and 6th grades. That summer, I would get pains in my chest that I think were just my damn bones growing that scared my mom to death. I was a head taller than most of my class through middle school. and was 5'-10" going into my freshman year. I was a dominant athlete just due to sheer size and strength advantages. Then I stopped. I grew 1 more inch in high school and everyone caught up or blew past me. By the time I graduated high school, I was a squarely average high school athlete. Didn't even make it to 6 feet ...
  10. God save us....

    And, you can find excuses to be happy about Trump's Presidency. None of what I posted speaks to anything negative about the Trump presidency. But it does speak to the lack of a causal relationship you are claiming between Trump and the stock market or unemployment ...
  11. North Korea

    My bet is that he takes credit for this moment of kumbaya due to his "tough" stance on Rocketman ...
  12. God save us....

    DISCLAIMER: I'm not arguing that the president in office has a driving impact on stock market prices, but ... I'm sure they happened, but I don't remember all the #thanksobama tags when the stock market grew nearly 150% under him ... And as for the black unemployment bit .... come on ...
  13. TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Either that or head circumference
  14. Texas Tranferees

    I tried looking that up. I found some numbers for 15 years ago, but no breakouts more recently. Definitely a net outflow from Cali recently, particularly in the lower income brackets. At that time, Texas was among the highest immigrees ... I know that Pennsylvania has gotten at least two from Texas ...
  15. God save us....

    I was just pointing out the arbitrariness of providing that path to someone without papers who hasn't contributed to our society at all and denying that path to someone without papers who has ...
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