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    The Raven
    Book by Peter Landesman
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    On a foggy summer day in 1941, 36 people set out in a boat for a pleasure cruise off the coast of Maine. They are never seen alive again, and their vessel, "The Raven", is never found. Landesman uses this true story as a basis for his eerie, intriguing first novel, telling the tale of a community torn apart by mistrust and tragedy.
     
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    Started and Finished: The Bad War by M.S. King its a must read! Just started The Racial Loyalist Manifesto tonight. Good book so far.
     
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    Just finished reading the James S.A. Corey Cibola Burn book. One of the best in the series so far.

    Just started a John Grisham book about a former high school football star. Doesn't seem to be a legal book.
     
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    I got bored waiting on good books to come from library so picked up Fire and Fury today simply because it was sitting there..so far its BORING as hell and just plain unbelievable...the guy LIES A LOT and I am barely through chapter 1! Oh and the damn misspelled words is annoying as hell.
     
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    Isn't it ironic. The guy lies a lot about a liar.

    Seems to be rather apt then.
     
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    Trump doesn't lie. You just don't like what he says..Obama did same thing. YOU CAN KEEP YOUR PLAN! YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR! blah blah blah....hyperbole,politics or lies....its one of the 3 for BOTH parties not just Trump.
     
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    Huh?
    I can prove he lies.

    Opinion | President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List

    Here's the definitive list up to November last year.

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) | Twitter

    But let's do things that are a little closer to today.

    "....China, which is for the first time doing poorly against us, is spending a fortune on ads and P.R. trying to convince and scare our politicians to fight me on Tariffs- because they are really hurting their economy. Likewise other countries. We are Winning, but must be strong!"

    4th August.

    China is doing poorly against the US? Really?

    Spending a fortune on ads and PR? What ads and PR would that be?

    The US is winning? Really?

    No, this is lies.

    "....Tariffs will make our country much richer than it is today. Only fools would disagree. We are using them to negotiate fair trade deals and, if countries are still unwilling to negotiate, they will pay us vast sums of money in the form of Tariffs. We win either way......"

    4th August.

    Every economist you'll ever find that isn't biased will tell you that tariffs never make a country richer.

    More lies.

    "Tariffs are working far better than anyone ever anticipated. China market has dropped 27% in last 4months, and they are talking to us. Our market is stronger than ever, and will go up dramatically when these horrible Trade Deals are successfully renegotiated. America First......."

    "China market has dropped 27% in last 4months,"

    Whether this is true or not, the fact remains that tariffs against China have only been in place since July. So, he's actually misleading people into believing that if there is actually a drop in "China market", whatever the hell that means, that it's to do with his tariffs.

    So, more lies.

    And this is only part of yesterday.
     
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    So his opinions vs others opinions..doesn't mean he lies.Oh and yes I watch the news and according to many people China's economy is starting to hurt because of the tariffs.
     
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    There's a difference between an opinion and a lie.

    An opinion would be "today is hot". A lie would be "Today is ten degrees hotter than last year".

    Okay, according to some people China's economy is starting to hurt. What are these people basing this off of?

    Where are your facts, where are Trump's facts to base this off?

    China GDP Growth Rate | 2010-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

    Let's try this.

    Since July 2015 China's HIGHEST GDP rise was 1.9%. In the last quarter it was 1.8%. The previous quarter before that is was 1.4%.

    Also, the tariffs have only been in place a few weeks. You won't be seeing an impact just yet.

    China - Economic Indicators

    Unemployment rate is lower than the previous quarter, inflation rate at a slightly higher level, but probably more due to the country advancing than anything else.

    Government debt to GDP is rising, and that's the scary thing with China, has nothing to do with tariffs.

    You basically don't have anything to go on other than "some Trump supporting political analysts who live in the US say something".
     
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    The Trump White House by Ronald Kessler. Learning a lot about Melania I never knew...very informative but fair...hits Trump when he should be and praises him when he should as well.
     

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