Most of what you say is correct. Every single group of people who entered this country some time in the past has it's own share of criminals. I don't know, assign the number, say 5-10%? i'll agree.
But 100% of illegal immigrants broke the law of the land, I'll even venture to say, the whole list of American laws. and that makes them an exception. There also seems to be a sense of entitlement in this group: I am here - you owe me. Guess what, I do not owe them a God forsaken thing. Resilience to assimilate is another feature of this group.
Another very important point is that the South boarder is now a portal for transporting drugs and terrorists into this country and it must be closed.
Bottom line - All good and even best qualities of illegal immigrants do not give them the right or justification to rape the boarders of this country.
We pay penalties for parking violations, I'd impose penalties for violations of immigration and, in most cases, labor laws.
It does matter how you come to this country.
There no questions in (I hope) in anybody's mind that most of the people coming here are hardworking people who come to the USA to make a better living for their families. I am an immigrant, "got off the boat" in March 1978. So I can't be anti-immigrant, right? One cannot be against oneself. This said, I'd like to draw a very pronounced line between legal and illegal. Every single politician is sworn to support and uphold the laws and Constitution of the USA, right? Morality is one thing, lawlessness is quite different If the laws do not make sense any longer, the Government must change it and support the new law of the land. You can't pick and choose which law you will enforce and which law you will not. That gets very close to anarchy.
Every immigrant must be required to learn English and pass an exam in English. Government agencies shouldn't have to produce whatever they publish in 75 languages and have interpreters in 75 languages if they need to talk to an immigrant. Immigration must be regulated and benefit this country's long term objectives. Requirements must be set to this end. I didn't hear first hand what Trump said about Mexicans and what you are saying sounds like it was taken out of context, I can't swear to it, but that's how it sounds. I heard first hand Hillary saying that (may be paraphrased a bit): "Republicans want to deport these beautiful, talented people." One way or another, you can't measure 12 million people with a single stick. Now to your point as to where are those murders and rapists you can look at the very recent case in SF, where an illegal immigrant shot and killed a 30 yo woman who walked the pier with her father FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER. I am sure there are plenty of other cases, but again you can't measure 12 million people with the same stick.
It's very clear in my mind: LEGAL is LEGAL, ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL. No and's ifs or buts. NO ILLEGAL PERSON has the right to cross the boarder and DEMAND equal Constitutional rights.
It's extremely unfortunate, Alex, but lately I feel, in most cases, I do not vote for the best candidate, but for the least evil.
Remember last Presidential debate in 2012?
i think Romney lost this election because he was too decent of a person to call the POTUS on the obvious lie: "Next day after the Benghazi attack, in my speech in the Rose Garden I call it a terrorist act" ( I might have paraphrased here). Right after the debate I went online and read, and re-read the full transcript of his speech in Rose Garden, he never once said the attack in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. The President of the United States openly lied on the National television during the last Presidential debate. (Wasn't the first lie.... or the last)
Hi, Alex. Just a few questions.
How happy are you with what out children have to look up to with what we have in the White House for the last seven year?
Would you be happier in the future if our children and grandchildren were looking up to Hillary Clinton, or (God forbid) Bernie Sanders, a self proclaimed Socialist (he is getting traction)?
Do not get me wrong, Trump is far from being my first choice for the nomination, but if he is nominated and runs agains Hillary or Bernie, my vote would be for Trump. Can't buy him with lobbyist's money and even less with foreign donation to a charitable fund. He'll make the nation stronger economically and militarily. He'll know exactly who out Nation's friends or enemies are.
Hillary's hypocrisy/lies know no limits, her record as Secretary of State is embarrassing and her history as First Lady of Arkansas is border line (if any) criminal. The charitable fund the Clintons run accepts donations from very shady sources, in exchange for political favor
So here is the choice you may very well face: Hillary or Donald. You know my choice.
With all the idiocy going on here yesterday I forgot to post my purchase. Laugh all you want.
I bought United States Steel (X) yesterday pre-market. LONG TERM investment and very patriotic.
The technicals look good, the books suck, but whose don't these days. I was watching it for a while waiting for the stock to get down to this level. 10% stop loss.... for now. The general market pool back may drag it lower
Last time the stock was on this level, it close to triple within next 18 months.
Just one more thing. I do not think trying to refute the rocketshit's statements will do anybody any good. I knew that, if anybody, it would be you. My advise - do not sweat it.
When I called a short term support, that's precisely what I mean - valid max for 24 to 48 hours.
The rocketshit "called" about 1145 as a short term. This number, I think was inspired by the previous low and in my mind was and still is a long term support/resistance, which as you mentioned was sliced like a knife through melted butter. This is fine, any kind of support/resistance area could be violated on the first try. Remember these are only lines on the send that at the best have 75% probability to perform it's job. The fundamental mistake the rocketshit made was not distinguishing between short/intermediate/ and long term. He completely ignores, or most likely has no knowledge of support resistance provided by BBs, MAs, pivot points, etc. I have no problem with people's ignorance, as long as it directly doesn't effect me one way or another. When I day trade I work with 3 or 15 min charts, this is short term to me. When I want to project price action for a week, I'll work with 2-4-or 8 hour chart and try to understand the most likely S/R areas. I work with daily and most often weekly charts when I want to project something for a few months. There is no set formula. It's your knowledge of technical indicators and personal experience that help you come up with ultimate plan. And after all this torture, I just took you through, it's only 75% probability at the very best. Here is where your experience also helpful. I can tell you that most of the indexes behave more predictably on 30 min chart vs. 15 min (I trade a lot of index options).
Am I making any sense?
I think I am going to follow your lead and leave this board, it proves to be a waste of time. Not sure if we are helping anybody.
I couldn't care less for the post of the "rocketscmuck" pointing to my unfulfilled call for about $1150 retracement full four trading sessions before the end of the week. I couldn't care less even if this call turns out totally wrong by the end of the week, I'll gladly admit to an error.
What really bothers me is that that post has seven thumbs up and not a single one down and not a single post to refute the idiocy. To me it means nobody cares, why should I?
I have very little to gain on this board, just like yourself. Email me if you feel I could be of any assistance and I'll do the same.
Now I am really LOLing!!!
I wish I was a psychologist too.... but being what I am I'll just call him a schmuck.
Just wondering where the knowledge come from. What was the old id? Ashamed of your record on the board? I'll challenge you to point to a single post I ever deleted from the board.
And BTW, you can see only in your sweetest dreams that you are as secure as I am.
Strange question: " Why can't libs believe that people can make their own decisions."
The answer is really simple: "because they cater to their brainless base. People there are inherently incapable of making decisions on their own" - that's why.
Very peculiar knowledge of the long history of this board.... Written by the guy whose screen name is hot off the press... created TODAY.
Lots of credibility to you, buddy. LOL. Speaking of the clowns.
They are NOT supposed to be "owned", they are supposed to be traded.
Thanks for posting this, John.
I've been screaming this message for about four years on this board, not too many people seemed to take notice. May be they will now.
I wish for your sake that you developed and used some strategy doing your purchases (not that I'd approve of this strategy). Seems totally random, which is never good.
I am not getting worked up on this board, I actually couldn't care less.
What I don't appreciate a single bit is when people take things I say out of context or otherwise change the meaning of what I say.
Had yesterday's conversation happen this morning... I wouldn't have said what I said yesterday. Forget about daily price resets. I never pay attention to the price or any technicals of the 3x things. You know what changed? The technicals of spot gold. Take a look at the double bottom on the 30 min chart, pay attention to the difference to the values of RSI at the time of each bottom. Plus a few other minor things.
I am probably one of the very few on this board who wish that you recover your paper loss in the most expeditious manner. But I am not going to abandon the reason to start cheerleading for something that contradicts my own analysis.
I hope you catch a break, and I hate to tell you that GDX $24 doesn't seem to be likely to happen any time very soon.