The Wall

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Re: The Wall

Post by Cap » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:01 am

I’m concerned that Trump is the kind of guy who, when escalation fails, escalates further.

When holding the federal budget hostage doesn’t work, Trump (and his minions in the Senate) will hold the debt ceiling hostage.
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Re: The Wall

Post by Superbone » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:18 am
graft
[graft, grahft]
noun
the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/graft
Thanks. I wasn't familiar with the second meaning of the word. Apparently the two words are very similar but graft is more commonly associated with politics. Here's an interesting article on the differences between the two words:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-a ... rift-graft
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Re: The Wall

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:15 pm

Superbone wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:18 am
graft
[graft, grahft]
noun
the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/graft
Thanks. I wasn't familiar with the second meaning of the word. Apparently the two words are very similar but graft is more commonly associated with politics. Here's an interesting article on the differences between the two words:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-a ... rift-graft
The funny (in a dark way) reason I know of the specific use of this definition is because grafting has been an epidemic in Korean business and politics for decades. They even passed an “anti-grafting” law recently. Kinda sucks since I technically work for the Korean government haha.
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Re: The Wall

Post by Superbone » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:27 am

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Superbone wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:18 am
graft
[graft, grahft]
noun
the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/graft
Thanks. I wasn't familiar with the second meaning of the word. Apparently the two words are very similar but graft is more commonly associated with politics. Here's an interesting article on the differences between the two words:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-a ... rift-graft
The funny (in a dark way) reason I know of the specific use of this definition is because grafting has been an epidemic in Korean business and politics for decades. They even passed an “anti-grafting” law recently. Kinda sucks since I technically work for the Korean government haha.
Heh. Don’t get caught grafting!
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