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Personal Update - 5/10/2019

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Animae C (509)
Friday May 10, 2019, 8:07 am
"US China trade war to hit global economy hard

trump says the cost is “mostly borne by China,” but that’s misleading.
The U.S. importer of record — a middleman — is responsible for actually paying the tariff when a product lands onshore. The importer might choose to bear the higher cost directly, or to pass it along to a wholesaler, who might pass it to a retailer, who might raise the price charged to American consumers.
In those cases, Americans pay."

He's bloody evil!!!!

Animae C (509)
Friday May 10, 2019, 8:32 am
U.S. stocks fell for a fifth day on Friday, after Asian equities whipsawed in heavy trading.

“The increase in the tariffs to 25% would cost the average family of four $767 a year.

Ben O (130)
Friday May 10, 2019, 8:55 am
Thank you Tom, have a great weekend!

Ben O (130)
Friday May 10, 2019, 8:58 am
"Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people"
(Heinrich Heine)

Pat B (356)
Friday May 10, 2019, 9:46 am
This tariff is unnecessary for the US/China relations. Gee, no thanks! Trump.
“Tariffs are taxes, plain and simple. And they’re paid for by U.S. consumers, workers and businesses — not by China,” said Gary Shapiro, chief executive of the Consumer Tech Assn. Many experts believe the trade battle is just a part of a widening escalation of bilateral tensions between two nations with fundamentally opposing ideologies that will play out for years to come. *LATimes
Is this a diversion of what's going on in the WH day to day?

Hope that you start feeling better. Get your rest, take care, and Thanks, Tom.

*This just in: I saw this headline, and it hit home (to me). Can't remember which paper it was from, but here it is and spoke volumes.."Students who charge shooter are Heroes. It's shameful they're martyrs too.
~ Elizabeth B. ~

Peggy B (43)
Friday May 10, 2019, 11:26 am

Debra G (0)
Friday May 10, 2019, 2:09 pm
Pat, some people might think martyrdom is good. I think those kids are victims of the stupidity and cowardice of their legislators.

Re: Drumpfelthinskin’s tariffs - In addition to imposing its own tariffs on U.S. imports to China, China devalued its own currency. That had the effect of making Chinese products cheaper, relative to the U.S. Oh, well played, China. Let’s see what Putin’s Puppet tweets about that.

Cartoon: yep, attack the media, science, and the intellectuals, and burn the books. We’re following the dictator’s rule book.

pam w (139)
Friday May 10, 2019, 2:54 pm
I'm sorry about the COPD, Tom! I know a lot about what you're going through...sorry!

Robert B (55)
Friday May 10, 2019, 7:11 pm
Tom, I wish you well and hope you get to feeling better. Thanks for the posts.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday May 10, 2019, 7:13 pm
3:37 He’s all yours, unless Lynn snatches him away.

NYT: Talks did resume, but for now that only prompted Drumpf to threaten to slap on even more tariffs soon. Meanwhile the stock exchanges in Europe and the Pacific are falling. We were warned that (a worldwide) economic collapse was imminent, but what would Drumpf care. He wants what he sees as a personal victory, so what if he hurries a recess along, Just another tick of the long list of what he’s destroying.

Sorry to hear about your COPD flaring up. Take good care of yourself, dear TomCat.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Friday May 10, 2019, 7:14 pm
5:02 Just be careful not to become the prey yourself.

NYT - China still doesn't like them, because they goose prices enough to lower the sales volume Basic economics.

Cartoon - If there were any in Germany at the time, they did. I'm sure of it.


Colleen L (3)
Friday May 10, 2019, 9:46 pm
NYT: tRump is causing so much havoc with his bullsh*t with his tariffs.
We are going to be the ones who will be paying even more for our products like electronics, televisions, etc.
Our stock market was down all week. Like Lona mentioned, tRump wouldn't give a hoot.
Sorry to hear that the weather is causing you so much problems, especially with your COPD.
Did you ever get the air conditioner you were requesting a month ago?
I wish I could send you the weather we've been having here in San Diego, which has been overcast May Gray and we're expecting rain tomorrow. I want some sunny weather here.
Take care. Thanks TomCat


TomCat S (125)
Saturday May 11, 2019, 10:52 am
Thanks, stars, and hot wheezy hugs. 😻

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday May 11, 2019, 7:08 pm
NYT: Whatever he says, including “Beautiful letter,” is horse pooh! Mr. Greatest negotiator could not negotiate his way out of a prophylactic, pri*k that he is!
‘Toon: Boy, oh boy, would they love that!

TomCat S (125)
Sunday May 12, 2019, 7:59 am
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