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#299961 - 03/25/17 03:34 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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I had one of those back in freshman college year. Needed it for Analytical Chemistry class. God, I loved Chemistry. Especially O Chem where we got to make stuff. Had to manually keep track of the decimal point, though. No problem for me. I worked at McDonalds when we had to add everything up in our heads AND memorize the Tax Table too.

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#299963 - 03/25/17 04:45 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Back then no student could afford even a four banger. four banger calculators Addition was not a problem but something that could do e to minus 2.7 power or cube root of a non-integer was completely out of economic range. Without a slide rule you had to go over to the far out computer center and roll out the Catherwood mainframe to do a couple of dubious calculations. It may be time to go in for some regrooving.
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#299965 - 03/25/17 05:51 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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I remember an HP calculator that was about 3 feet on a side and had a paper tape reader. Couldn't punch paper tape though, as I recall. You had to fire up the TI mini if you wanted to do that. First you had to deposit the boot sequence in RAM using dip switches, then...

I finally bought a calculator that could do trig functions and powers for about $85.

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#299967 - 03/25/17 06:06 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Trump says he's "moving on" to other legislation but he is delusional: He heads the Executive Branch, not the Legislative Branch. He doesn't get to write legislation, Congress does.

And Congress can do what ever they want, when they want. Trump can go blow it out his azz. All he really gets to contribute to legislation is to sign or not sign bills when they get to his desk. He can't write anything. (And looking at his joke of a budget, apparently doesn't have the ability to write anything more complex than a campaign slogan.)

Maybe he needs to watch that "How A Bill Becomes A Law" movie again.

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#300009 - 03/26/17 04:52 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pondering_it_all]
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NEWS FLASH: The substance behind voter fraud claims! Ex-Colo. GOP leader ... charged with voter fraud. - WaPo.

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The 2016 election was just a month away when Steve Curtis, a conservative radio host and former Colorado Republican Party chairman, devoted an entire episode of his morning talk show to the heated topic of voter fraud.

“It seems to me,” Curtis said in the 42-minute segment, “that virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.”

On Tuesday, Colorado prosecutors threw a wrench into that already dubious theory, accusing Curtis of voter fraud for allegedly filling out and mailing in his ex-wife’s 2016 ballot for president, Denver’s Fox affiliate reported.

Curtis, 57, was charged in Weld County District Court with one count of misdemeanor voter fraud and one count of forgery, a Class 5 felony, according to local media.

The case is the only voter fraud investigation related to the 2016 election that has resulted in criminal charges in the state, the Colorado secretary of state’s office told Denver’s ABC affiliate.

Now to track down the other 2,999,999 other fraudsters...
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#300089 - 03/28/17 08:21 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Big News:

White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything

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it’s starting to look like Kushner is the de facto president, and Trump is the czar of golfing and tweeting.


Obviously Trump tried being President and decided the job sucks.

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#300098 - 03/28/17 02:56 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Besides being blatantly illegal, it is typical of Trump... Wait. That is too. Trump has spent 1/3 of his nascent presidency promoting and enriching his businesses - as he did during his campaign. I predict that his "infrastructure plan" will be heavily skewed toward enhancing his real estate holdings.

He never really wanted to "be" President of the United States, he just viewed it as an expansion of his brand. A hostile takeover/acquisition. He doesn't really run his businesses either. He's just a "figurehead" there, too, and others have run them. His family and staff are glad to have him "out from over" so he won't screw that up, too.
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#300102 - 03/28/17 03:18 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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SIGH!

When are we going to impeach President Donald (Only I can fix it) Trump and remove this entire administration?

Fix government, drain the swamp, reduce the budget, cut the deficit; yea, do all that and more by growing bureaucracy. Maybe the place to start is to eliminate the Office of the President - after all President Donald (insert derisive remark here) Trump has proven any idiot can fill the position.
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#300139 - Yesterday at 04:43 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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any idiot can fill the position


You wish Any Idiot would have run. He would be doing a much better job and probably NOT trying to destroy the government.
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