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  1. Standard membersh76
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    28 Feb '17 13:341 edit
    11 binary questions/ One prediction on each question. He or she who gets the most correct wins.

    Will Trump...

    1. brag about his electoral landslide

    2. badly mispronounce words on his teleprompter; over/under is set at 4.5 times

    3. Rip the media. Over/under is set at 2.5 times

    4. Call out a news organization by name (such as CNN or NY Times) for ripping

    5. Completely go off teleprompter and start an ad hoc rambling speech about various random topics

    6. Take questions from the audience

    7. Thank Mike Flynn

    8. Thank or praise Vladimir Putin

    9. Use a pejorative term for another politician (e.g., Pocahontas)

    10. Completely make up an achievement of the United States military while pressing for greater funding (e.g., "We need more money so that we can have more great victories such as when we defeated ISIS in Helsinki two weeks ago" )

    11. Confuse two major countries (e.g., "We have to stop the Chinese from pouring across our southern border" )
  2. Standard membersh76
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    28 Feb '17 13:36
    My predictions:

    1. yes

    2. under

    3. over

    4. yes

    5. yes

    6. no

    7. no

    8. yes

    9. no

    10. yes (though not that extreme)

    11. close one, but I'll go with no
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    28 Feb '17 13:38
    When you say the media you mean mainstream big business media? Or all news outlets?
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    28 Feb '17 13:45
    Originally posted by Eladar
    When you say the media you mean mainstream big business media? Or all news outlets?
    Anything that he chooses to call "media" or "press"
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    28 Feb '17 13:46
    Originally posted by sh76
    Anything that he chooses to call "media" or "press"
    So anyone part of the media becomes the entire media?
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    28 Feb '17 13:48
    Originally posted by Eladar
    So anyone part of the media becomes the entire media?
    <sigh>

    never mind
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    28 Feb '17 14:00
    I think anyone would agree to some press being fake press.
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    28 Feb '17 14:564 edits
    1. Yes

    2. under

    3. over

    4. yes

    5. He will brag mostly about the economy and job creation. Probably rambling yes and complain that the media is not reporting it.

    6. no

    7.no

    8. no Trump will steer clear of Putin altogether.

    9. no

    10. Yes. Trump will harp about the need for "infrastructure" (wall included) as well as brag about reducing the debt. Factual? Probably not.

    11. no
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    01 Mar '17 00:431 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    11 binary questions/ One prediction on each question. He or she who gets the most correct wins.
    .........
    3. Rip the media. Over/under is set at 2.5 times

    4. Call out a news organization by name (such as CNN or NY Times) for ripping
    [Edit] - slow realization its any given speech] -

    Its too late to participate because I'm listening to his CPAC speech right now. I am only 9 minutes in and your bar for ripping into the media is set awfully low.

    you could have set media ripping at 50 for over/under and he would definitely be over already...

    ...unless there's another speech out there??

    And does naming the Clinton News Network as a media outlet count for 4??
  10. Standard membersh76
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    Originally posted by kmax87
    [Edit] - slow realization its any given speech] -

    Its too late to participate because I'm listening to his CPAC speech right now. I am only 9 minutes in and your bar for ripping into the media is set awfully low.

    you could have set media ripping at 50 for over/under and he would definitely be over already...

    ...unless there's another speech out there??

    And does naming the Clinton News Network as a media outlet count for 4??
    I'm talking about tonight's speech and he hasn't gone after the media yet.

    He seems pretty calm. I think they slipped him a Valium before the speech.

    He does have two blown pronunciations so far, though.
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    01 Mar '17 02:32
    Originally posted by sh76
    I'm talking about tonight's speech and he hasn't gone after the media yet.

    He seems pretty calm. I think they slipped him a Valium before the speech.

    He does have two blown pronunciations so far, though.
    Since Trump has access to world class speech writers he could, if he wished, articulate his point of view without insulting people. To me, the interesting thing is Trump believes it is a good idea to insult virtually everyone when he could simply ignore everyone he does not like because like it or not he is the president of the United States and everyone else isn't.
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    01 Mar '17 03:22
    Great speech, avoided some issues but grat speech.
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    01 Mar '17 03:37
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Great speech, avoided some issues but grat speech.
    His best yet.
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    01 Mar '17 03:38
    Indeed, and no mention of Putin like I said.

    I believe I win a cookie sh.

    It was a better speech than Obozo ever gave.
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    01 Mar '17 03:40
    Originally posted by quackquack
    Since Trump has access to world class speech writers he could, if he wished, articulate his point of view without insulting people. To me, the interesting thing is Trump believes it is a good idea to insult virtually everyone when he could simply ignore everyone he does not like because like it or not he is the president of the United States and everyone else isn't.
    He definitely took some jabs at the Dims as he pointed out their obvious failures, Obamacare is falling apart, Chicago is more violent than Iraq, criminal illegal aliens have no business being in the US, etc.

    He did it without mentioning any names as well. Amazing! 😲
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