US Presidential Election 2024

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Derek27
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I can't believe somebody in America knows who Margaret Thatcher was, most of them don't even know where the UK is. :lol:
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Biden's State of the Union address tonight is being described by his own party as a make-or-break speech for his election campaign. Let's hope he doesn't need to name many world leaders, remembers he's in America and remembers his wife's name. :lol:
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Kamala's standing right behind him. Hopefully she'll be able to whisper any names he needs. :)
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Derek27 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2024 2:27 am
Kamala's standing right behind him. Hopefully she'll be able to whisper any names he needs. :)
That's just cruel but is a reprise of a Not the nine o'clock news sketch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2n87YKSjrA

Cupcakes! Genius.
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greenmark wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2024 1:48 pm
Derek27 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2024 2:27 am
Kamala's standing right behind him. Hopefully she'll be able to whisper any names he needs. :)
That's just cruel but is a reprise of a Not the nine o'clock news sketch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2n87YKSjrA

Cupcakes! Genius.
:lol: :lol: I remember that one.

Biden pulled a few quotes in his speech, and indeed stirred the Republicans by mentioning Reagan. He said, Reagan told Gorbachev to "tear down this wall". The former president told Putin to do what the hell he likes. :lol:

He had all the Justices sitting glum-faced when he quoted their judgement over Wade v Roe. As for age, he said it doesn't matter how old you are but how old your ideas are. Anger, revenge and retribution are the oldest ideas in the world. Reminds me of another stunt Reagan pulled off against Mondale when questioned about his age. :)
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Trump's unable to find the $464M bond. He's approached 30 insurance companies and they all said no! :D :D :lol:
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Derek27 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:34 pm
Trump's unable to find the $464M bond. He's approached 30 insurance companies and they all said no! :D :D :lol:
But Trump, once again, may be able to find the money......

Trump Media, which runs the social media platform Truth Social, is poised to become a publicly listed company, with shareholders of Digital World Acquisition Corp set to vote on Friday on whether to acquire it. Mr Trump would have a stake of at least 58% in the merged company, worth more than $3bn at Digital World's current share prices.

Source: BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68609007
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Archery1969 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2024 8:58 am
Derek27 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:34 pm
Trump's unable to find the $464M bond. He's approached 30 insurance companies and they all said no! :D :D :lol:
But Trump, once again, may be able to find the money......

Trump Media, which runs the social media platform Truth Social, is poised to become a publicly listed company, with shareholders of Digital World Acquisition Corp set to vote on Friday on whether to acquire it. Mr Trump would have a stake of at least 58% in the merged company, worth more than $3bn at Digital World's current share prices.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68609007
A $6bn company that doesn't make money and the only reason for listing is so the majority shareholder can offload his shares to pay a fraud judgement. I wonder what these will be worth in November?
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Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:24 am
A $6bn company that doesn't make money and the only reason for listing is so the majority shareholder can offload his shares to pay a fraud judgement. I wonder what these will be worth in November?
There has been a number of c.$6bn companies that were not making money!
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firlandsfarm wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:05 am
There has been a number of c.$6bn companies that were not making money!
Yes, if there is a future expectation of making money. How many companies for the below?
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Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:24 am
...and the only reason for listing is so the majority shareholder can offload his shares to pay a fraud judgement. I wonder what these will be worth in November?
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The deal has been passed. Now Trump can’t sell his shares for 6 months but he can straightaway if he renames the company in the next 48 hours.

Michael Ohlrogge, a law professor at New York University said “This is an enormous amount of money for Trump with the initial value anywhere between $3bn and $10 billion. It could be worth even more if Trump’s loyal base were to purchase just 1 share each”

Whatever happens, it seems Trump now has a massive election chest of money even after paying a $450m fine within the next 3 days.

I have to admit that US politics is nuts if the person with the most money can secure the keys to the white house and during stay out of prison.

A strange world we live in. 🤔
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verance wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:14 am
Yes, if there is a future expectation of making money. How many companies for the below?
I have no idea, I concentrated on the factual part of the comment ... the second part was just guesswork!
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Trump trial set for 15th April. :D
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Whitehouse Press Association cracking down on journalists traveling on Air Force One stealing branded items from the plane. :lol:
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Trump loses his case to delay his hush money trial until after the election. :D
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