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» Belly Buster (Go to post)10-02-2021 @ 21:45 
dannyboy73 said:mate, i made it until 5 Happy
good Ed...I have about 18 months work in front of me all being equal.
house sold and now renting on a 1 year lease and looking for development oppertunities. If we werent under house arrest, this past 12 months have been quiet good for me and my family.


wow that's fantastic buddy hope it pans out for you , my mrs is going for a 2nd viewing on a property with some land in pembrokeshire on thursday.

tonight kettlebell thrashing

all 16k kettlebell

2 handed swings x50
press upsx50
goblet squatx50
clean and presss x50 (25 ech hand)
snatchx50 (25 each hnad)
sit ups x50

20 minutes 43 seconds

shaking like a s**tting dog!
» Belly Buster (Go to post)08-02-2021 @ 17:22 
dannyboy73 said:3pm and i now feel a bit sick...

coffee with milk at 4 i think then dinner... but not bad for a first go.


that's great mate , first one is the hardest , its get easier. plenty of work t the moment
how's the house sale going?
» US Presidency (Go to post)04-02-2021 @ 21:18 
WILLSAN said:
doesnt really sound like melvin naked shorting GME or robinhood shafting their own customers by conspiring to crash GME is going to be very high on the list of things that the SEC wants to investigate. posters on reddit do need a torch shone up their arse though.


sadly not at all suprising
» US Presidency (Go to post)04-02-2021 @ 18:51 
macroth said:
Not sure what you mean by blockING it. He blocked it, in December. It's not like there's checks waiting to be sent and McConnell is currently the one who can pull the trigger.
There was a stimulus bill approved by congress and signed into law by Trump, providing for 600$ payments.
Biden and the Democrats want to pass a new covid relief bill, with, among other things, the missing 1400. The bill needs to pass the Senate. With the two Georgian senators, they can now do that. Without them, McConnell would still be majority leader, and most likely block it again.
As of Jan 20, the Dems have 50 senators plus Harris, Schumer is majority leader, and they can pass their bills.
There's a reason neither Trump nor Biden took the executive order route. It's not within their powers, it would get shot down in court as unconstitutional and people would have to pay back the money.


yes that's correct nothing to stop them now and yet they are predicting the cheques actually going out at the end of march if they can get it passed through budget reconciliation but they're worried about support from some Democrat senators (Joe manchin ). If you think that is immediately then fair enough I suspect some Democrat voters in Georgia may be feeling misled
» US Presidency (Go to post)04-02-2021 @ 17:49 
Post Edited: 04.02.2021 @ 17:51 PM by EDCLARKE
"By electing Jon and the reverend, you can make an immediate difference to your own lives, the lives of the people all across this country... because their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check. That money that would go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble."

That's the exact wording of Biden's January 4th speech just for clarity , begs the question why he said it if it's all down to Mcconnell blocking it
» US Presidency (Go to post)04-02-2021 @ 17:45 
macroth said:
McConnell was Senate majority leader until January 20th. Of course he can be blamed for blocking a vote on $2000 payments when it was proposed in late December. By Jan 4th, people were beginning to receive their 600$ payments. If not for McConnell, it would have been $2,000.
Again, after weeks where the amount of $2000 was at the heart of the negociations that ended in a $600 payment, it seems strange to me that voters thought they were going to get an ADDITIONAL $2000 rather than the $2000 that they could/should have received in the first place.
But if the issue is that Biden said "$2,000 immediately" on January 4th and that people didn't get $2,000 in their pocket on January 5th, then sure, shame on him.
The stimulus package is ready to go, but Biden is "reaching across the aisle" and willing to negotiate details with the Republicans. I don't think he should bother, however he also campaigned on that principle.


I dont think he should bother either , i guess me and you are never going to agree on this
» US Presidency (Go to post)04-02-2021 @ 17:39 
Rick said:
While I'm in sympathy with a lot of what you've said in this thread and elsewhere, and agree that the Democrats have few virtues other than not being the Republicans, if he said it on January 4th the campaign was over.


it was while he was campaigning in Georgia for the 2 democrat senators Warnock and Osoff ,(not during his presidential campaign) they ran a very successful campaign to overturn the incumbent republican senators with a massive emphasis on getting the $2000 dollar cheques out to people.
» US Presidency (Go to post)04-02-2021 @ 14:16 
macroth said:Let's back up a little.

Who actually blocked the $2,000 checks? Mitch McConnell and the Republicans. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-led-senate-again-blocks-2000-s...

What is the most reasonable interpretation of what Biden said? "Vote for the Democrat candidates because then we'll control the Senate and you'll get the $2,000 that could already have been approved (ie the $600 that were approved plus an additional $1,400)" or "Vote for the Democrat candidates and we'll send you $2,000 on top of the $600 that were approved when $2,000 was on the table"?

Under Trump and/or a Republican-controlled Senate, there wouldn't even be a new COVID relief bill on the table less than a month after the last one was passed.

I'd also like to see a source on executive orders being used to make lump-sum payments that aren't based in legislation or established Federal programs. I'm pretty sure it's not within the President's powers. Executive orders are for policy (how to enforce the law) and for managing Federal agencies. They typicaly have financial implications, but a President can't just say "send $2,000 to everyone". Either way, it seems absurd to claim on one hand that Democrats blocked Trump's $2,000 payments, but on the other hand Biden could just sign a paper and get it done. Confused


I'd also add that article is from January first and Bidens speech promising the cheques would go out immediately was january 4th , so he cant really blame it on McConnell.
Just so we're clear i'm not arguing that the Republicans would be any better as they clearly wouldn't be .
» US Presidency (Go to post)04-02-2021 @ 14:09 
macroth said:Let's back up a little.

Who actually blocked the $2,000 checks? Mitch McConnell and the Republicans. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-led-senate-again-blocks-2000-s...

What is the most reasonable interpretation of what Biden said? "Vote for the Democrat candidates because then we'll control the Senate and you'll get the $2,000 that could already have been approved (ie the $600 that were approved plus an additional $1,400)" or "Vote for the Democrat candidates and we'll send you $2,000 on top of the $600 that were approved when $2,000 was on the table"?

Under Trump and/or a Republican-controlled Senate, there wouldn't even be a new COVID relief bill on the table less than a month after the last one was passed.

I'd also like to see a source on executive orders being used to make lump-sum payments that aren't based in legislation or established Federal programs. I'm pretty sure it's not within the President's powers. Executive orders are for policy (how to enforce the law) and for managing Federal agencies. They typicaly have financial implications, but a President can't just say "send $2,000 to everyone". Either way, it seems absurd to claim on one hand that Democrats blocked Trump's $2,000 payments, but on the other hand Biden could just sign a paper and get it done. Confused


I don't think i could disagree with you more , just to get this straight what you are arguing as the most reasonable interpretation of "vote blue and those $2000 cheques will go out immediately" is that he obviously only meant $1400 dollars , despite pictures of a cheque made out to $2000 dollars on the campaign posters , have you seen the campaign speeches ? or the campaign material? If ive already had $600 and the president said vote for my candidates and i'll send out those $2000 dollars immediately then i'm expecting 2grand not 1400 and i'm also expecting it immediately not maybe in March.
As i understand it he could do it by executive action but would be subject to legal challenge, which may well prevent it, but at least then you would see exactly who is obstructing the money going out .

The democrats control congress , senate and the presidents office so surely if they really wanted to they could get this through .
» US Presidency (Go to post)03-02-2021 @ 22:40 
Billwest said:
Ok, clearly Biden and the democrats changed their tune somewhere along the line, and then tried to say this was the plan all along, i.e. they lied. I'd be interested as to the real reason why they did this. There usually are reasons for policy changes. The problem is, this kind of show is more interested in moral outrage and viewing figures to actually investigate.


If i was feeling generous I would agree they definitely changed their minds , if i was feeling cynical i would say this was always the plan and it was a political move to get votes either way they definitely lied . I would argue that they have a moral responsibility to explain why ,now they are in office and have got the peoples votes, they have changed their minds and are reneging on their campaign promises of a few weeks ago instead of trying too bulls**t that 1400 was the plan all along . I don't have too much of a problem with his moral outrage , he's probably extremely pissed off that his voting choices were a bulls**tter like Trump or a bulls**tter like Biden.
» US Presidency (Go to post)03-02-2021 @ 22:27 
macroth said:
Ummmmm, the "compromise" being proposed by "centrist" Republicans is 1.3 trillion$ less overall, and 400$ less per month in direct payments.


i don't think the argument is that the republicans are any better , its just that the democrats are much much s**tter than they promised to be in their campaigning , like Biden's speech in Georgia to support the 2 democrat senators where he said "vote democrat and those 2 thousand dollar cheques will go out immediately " , and now they are $1400 cheques and they wont get them out till March.

He could get the cheques through using something called executive action without all the wrangling but seems unwilling to do it.
» US Presidency (Go to post)03-02-2021 @ 08:14 
Billwest said:
I've enjoyed it too. More reasonable than a lot I've seen on here.
I'll be honest, I don't know if either of us is right, maybe neither.
I just think that once you go down the route of politicians are all the same, never do anything, or out for themselves, or corrupt (I'm not saying these is your opinions, necessarily) it doesn't really get you anywhere. Sure some are crooks, or want shooting, but most act in fairly rational ways, even if those ways are not always clear.




Bill this breaks down the democrats campaign promises on the $2000 cheques really well, i'd be interested in what you think
» Belly Buster (Go to post)02-02-2021 @ 06:55 
jamspastic said:Hows your back now Ed?
Are you still dunking in the freezing Bin water? If so, do you think it's helping your back to recover?


yes still doing the whim hoff cold water , i would say yes in a small way it helped it to recover , mostly rest was the main factor in its recovery.
» The Epic of Gilgamesh (Go to post)01-02-2021 @ 21:20 
not bad for a homo bodybuilderHappy
» Belly Buster (Go to post)01-02-2021 @ 21:19 
dannyboy73 said:Thanks Ed.
I am thinking about having a go on Friday...Friday is Monkey magic and pizza night in our house so if can hold off with black coffee may make it Wink


ha ha good luck with that mate! Happy

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