editor wrote:What concerns me about your post is how many "crimes" of Trump you've cited which aren't legitimate crimes at all. You've taken a hatchet piece from the Atlantic, which deals in mostly innuendo and emotion, and used it as your basis to tell us this is why we should hate Trump. I'm not buying it. If that's the best the Atlantic can do, when Hillary has committed real crimes for which she should be in prison, they should turn in their journalistic credentials.
I think this Atlantic article is pretty good. Everything in the article has references that are reliable. This is based on law suits, and most of this is founded on more than one person that was damaged by Trump's actions.editor wrote:I appreciate your posts here, Firestarter, so please don't take this as a personal attack. But I hope you'll see this Atlantic article for what it is-- a bunch of tripe
It is quite simply impossible to go bankrupt several times for billions of dollars and tell everybody at the same time you're a billionaire. Trump never "bought" any of his property: he loaned and borrowed and borrowed more. This is creative accounting and lying. Trump is completely enslaved by his financiers and now they got Trump in the race to get crooked Hillary Clinton on the throne of the American presidency.editor wrote:Trump has many companies. Some of them went bankrupt. Big deal. Anyone who hasn't failed, hasn't lived. The measure of success is how you handle failure. Do you give up, or do you brush yourself off and try again? The U.S.A. went bankrupt in 1933 and is still in receivership. Maybe Trump's experience with bankruptcy will be an advantage.Trump’s companies went bankrupt...
I think the only reason that they don't want Trump for president, is that they're afraid that he will someday find out he's been set up from the start. The real elite (that's not wannabee Trump) is succesful in everything they do because the whole economy is rigged. If Trump finds out that all of his financial disasters were just to make him a complete puppet (even after he succeeds in making Hillary president, he will still have the same debts)... if he's president he'll probably try to take revenge.
Here you are even "quoting" something I have never written, you must be a lawyer...editor wrote:Seriously? This is a bad thing? Again, an emotional appeal to incite envy.Trump bought property for one price, and then sold it for a higher price...
You're missing that this is based on numerous people. Running ads in the newspapers to offer these houses to the homeless to chase the tenants away, and housing homeless people to chase more people away. And after succeeding in having the building empty, destroying it and of course no more housing for homeless or affordable housing for the poor.editor wrote:From what I've read, those 1970s housing sites were his father's, but I could be wrong. In any case, how many of us can say we've never discriminated over the past forty years? As for chasing tenants out of a building, allegations of the "slumlord" type are always emotional appeals made by people who have never been landlords. Last I knew, New York has rent control.In the 1970s Trump ran some housing sites where blacks were discriminated against. In 1981 he bought another building in New York on Central Park South, where he used every trick in the book to chase the tenants away so he could tear it down and build luxury condos. He had the heat turned off, refused to make repairs and had ads in the newspaper offering to house homeless people.
Do you know what rent control is? A board of bureaucrats tells the owners of buildings they can't raise their rents, no matter how high their expenses rise. The building owner is not free to succeed or fail based on his own business sense. Instead he is held hostage by people who extort his resources as long as he can keep his head above water, and then decry him as a crook and a failure when he can no longer subsidize them. This applies to both bureaucrat and tenant.
Oh, and... running ads in the newspaper offering to house homeless people is a BAD thing?
Maybe you have missed the obvious point that I'm from a poor family, while you are inclined to think that you are born better than the poor (maybe you should for once try to learn something from the lessons of Jesus Christ, instead of simply calling yourself a "Christian").
Of course I do agree that the courts are as corrupt as politrics...editor wrote:Do you think government bureaucracy always fines people for real offences, and not just because the victims have deep pockets?Trump was fined...
Unfortunately I didn't write this down properly... Trump gave 9 luxury cars to Robert LiButti, that at the same time "lost" a lot of money on the tables in the casinos ofTrump. Is this money laundring or do you have a better name for it? Some people claim that LiButti is a mobster (so only a small criminal when compared to Kissinger, Soros, or the Clintons).editor wrote:You've got to admit that alleging someone was fined $450,000 for breaking rules in buying nine luxury cars, is nothing short of trying to incite envy. Rules for buying cars? Seriously?
editor wrote:A bureaucracy once tried to fine me $10,000. They said they had "determined" that while I had NOT violated the law, in their opinion I had violated the "spirit of the law". I spent more than a year fighting them off, and ended up revoking an occupational license which was the basis of their control over me. They probably spent more than $100,000 in man-hours trying to collect $10,000 from me, which they never got, all for a "crime" which wasn't a crime because even by their own admission I had not violated any law.
You cannot seriously on the one hand tell over and over again that the legal system is wrong, and than finish this with: "That's what slander and libel laws are for". Laws and courts are to protect the rich, big criminals against petty thieves.editor wrote:A few weeks ago I found out that an officer in a homeowners association is telling people who have bought land from me that I spent five years in a federal prison for embezzlement. I've never been to federal prison and never been charged, let alone convicted of embezzlement. People tell stories all the time, and I've got a pretty thick skin. This is different. This idiot has been telling lies to my buyers, trying to get them to cancel the deals. So far, unsuccessfully, as far as I know. But how many prospective buyers has he been able to run off? I have no idea. One of these buyers has given me a sworn affidavit as to what this officer told him. If I can get just one more affidavit, I'm going to sue this man, and I'll probably end up owning his house, his car, and everything he has in the bank. That's what slander and libel laws are for.
Furthermore I think that you've got the wrong man to complain about how bad you have been treated: I've been tortured, locked up for 6 months (without breaking any law) and I have survived numerous assassination attempts...
I will repeat my quote, because what you say, has similarities to what I've already written.editor wrote:In my opinion, if any court grants a judgement against Trump based on the fact that they paid for instruction at Trump University, and then didn't make all the money they thought they would, then every college and university in American should be subject to the same standard.Trump University...
How many college graduates do you suppose are out there right now, paying off exorbitant student loans with their meagre burger-flipping stipend? If Trump University graduates have cause to sue, then what about all the graduates of these other colleges?
Firestarter wrote:I think these “students” had no right to complain, they should’ve known before enlisting that they could have better watched some Donald Duck cartoons, than listen to lessons about becoming “rich” quick the Donald Trump way. Right here on this forum you can get the lessons for free and it only takes a few minutes to learn.
Clearly we disagree on Trump - but maybe you understand the average American better than I do. In my opinion Donald Trump makes even Ronald Reagan look like Einstein.editor wrote:Hillary can't provide enough strength to measure up even to Obama. Trump is strong and confident.
Most of America sees this, and I think an honest poll would reflect something like an 80% advantage to Trump. That's just my opinion.