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Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/22/2016 18:50:16


GeneralPE
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http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/22/donald-trump-contract-american-voter-100-days-5338007/

So, Wally balls et al, any SPECIFIC points you disagree with in the President's plan?

Summary:
Term limits
Stop gov't growth
Eliminate regulation/executive orders
Cut lobbyist power
Withdraw from TPP, change NAFTA
Other trade specifics
Allow energy expansion
Redirect UN climate change money
Replace Scalia
Build the wall, keep out illegals
Suspend immigration from terrorist hotspots
Bring back business
Lower taxes
Rebuild infrastructure
Revamp education system
Create Crime Task Force
National security specifics
Clean up DC



I'll be honest, I hate democracy, but this is a damn good plan
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/22/2016 21:58:12


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Term limits (no opinion)
Stop gov't growth (agree)
Eliminate regulation/executive orders (Somewhat. I don't want my car having no airbags)
Cut lobbyist power (YES)
Withdraw from TPP, change NAFTA (Don't know enough to give my opinion)
Other trade specifics (")
Allow energy expansion (yes)
Redirect UN climate change money (eh.)
Replace Scalia (yes)
Build the wall, keep out illegals (Yes on the second part. Too expensive and pointless)
Suspend immigration from terrorist hotspots (stricter background checks from hotspots but not total ban)
Bring back business (YES)
Lower taxes (Corporate income tax especially)
Rebuild infrastructure (Yes)
Revamp education system (yes)
Create Crime Task Force (Never heard of, so no opinion)
National security specifics (registering people of all religions seems too Orwellian)
Clean up DC (yes)

If Trump can be less bombastic while negotiating, I don't see much of an issue.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/22/2016 22:17:37

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"So, Wally balls et al, any SPECIFIC points you disagree with in the President's plan?"

President's?

You're funny. He's not ever going to be president. You know this, stop kidding yourself.

"Redirect UN climate change money"

Yeah, that's totally a "good" plan.

Frankly anyone stupid enough to think climate change/global warming is a myth is too stupid to procreate as far as I'm concerned. Anyone who thinks it isn't important is also equally stupid.

Edited 10/22/2016 22:19:10
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/22/2016 22:35:12


OxTheAutist 
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don't care to be honest. Look at Clinton's plan, because that's the one you're going to be living with.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/22/2016 22:39:22


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@Nauzhror

Anyone who's stupid enough to think climate change is important as the economic issues we are facing is also stupid. Anyone who thinks climate change is really preventable by humans is simply unknowledgable.

I mean, did you know that, for example, Greenland used to be ACTUALLY GREEN?

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/6653/20140418/icy-greenland-was-once-pretty-green-study-finds.htm

The world has gone through naturally heating/cooling periods throughout history; a good deal of global warming is just pride and politics. And misinformation.

Not to mention the totally bogus predictions. The computers that forecast what the temperature will be have a high degree of inaccuracy [when they are forecasting years ahead].

Of course, if you're taking about the genuinely serious enviramental issues, like the rain forest in South America that's disappearing, well, that we can agree on.

@OxtheAutist

If Clinton is elected, I would be willing to help Scotland invade and conquer America.

Edited 10/22/2016 22:40:26
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/22/2016 22:40:40


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Clean up DC


http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/131006085445-02-sicily-1006-story-top.jpg

clean up Palermo

I would be willing to help Scotland invade and conquer America.


I love democratic socialism as well we need this in America right away I'll help.
half-of these are contradictory to things that he's said before, yet another case of cognitive dissonance. Most the others are things that are easier said than done, or too vague. And almost all the others after that are just bad. A few primers:

*Stop gov't growth*
**By growing the army and militia, yes, awesome.

*Cut lobbyist power
**How?

Edited 10/22/2016 22:41:47
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/22/2016 22:57:03

Nauzhror 
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Claiming that global warming isn't a real concern is beyond arrogant. It's in direct disagreement with every leading scientist in the world.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 01:32:47


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I didn't say it wasn't a concern

Read my post again.

And if you don't think politics affects scientific findings... you're either naive or have an already biased mind.

Also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scientists_opposing_the_mainstream_scientific_assessment_of_global_warming

There are plenty of scientists that disagree with the some of the core principles of global warming claims.

Edited 10/23/2016 01:39:05
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 01:51:59

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That's not "plenty of scientists". That's a small spattering.

To call them a minority would be giving them too much credence, they don't make up a small percentage of scientists, they make up a small percentage of a percent.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 01:59:04


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kek you have one issue but a) if you read the actual link you would see the money will be spent on environmental infrastructure, b) do you actually believe the UN uses money they get? They just piss it away on fancy dinners, and c), the sun is going to cool soon so global warming isn't actually important

Edit to xpapy:
*Cut lobbyist power
**How?

Read link pls guys I just gave a little summary but if you want to discuss be informed

Look at Clinton's plan

Her plan for what? To grow government and raise taxes? To maintain the failing status quo? She won't win anyway ofc

Edited 10/23/2016 02:12:06
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 02:00:56


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Claiming that global warming isn't a real concern is beyond arrogant. It's in direct disagreement with every leading scientist in the world.

Well yeah but so are facts
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 02:24:41


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@ MGSB

So are facts what?
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 06:03:55

Nauzhror 
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"She won't win anyway ofc"

What? You think Trump's going to win the election? You can't be that dumb. I'd wager my yearly salary on her winning.

He's currently projected to get 186 electoral votes to Hillary's 352.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 14:12:44


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@ MGSB

So are facts what?


One, it was more or less a joke, two, I want you to take a long look at that sentence
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 14:31:30


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I can't believe some idiots still think that Trump is going to win.

PE and co. will be very fast to yell "rigged" because they can't admit that they are wrong sometimes.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 14:48:35


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Nah, Trump can definitely win.

@Ox, the election is rigged in multiple ways, there have been dead people registered to vote lol. Voter Fraud sure isn't helping Trump.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 16:05:14


OxTheAutist 
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There is a bigger chance of this map happening than Trump winning

Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 16:13:05


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Term limits (Yes)
Stop gov't growth (Yes and No)
Eliminate regulation/executive orders (I like my airbags, so no)
Cut lobbyist power (Yes)
Withdraw from TPP, change NAFTA (No comment)
Other trade specifics (Vague)
Allow energy expansion (Yes, but use renewable energy)
Redirect UN climate change money (Vague)
Replace Scalia (Vague)
Build the wall, keep out illegals (No.)
Suspend immigration from terrorist hotspots (Sure?)
Bring back business (Vague)
Lower taxes (Prefer lower class)
Rebuild infrastructure (Expensive and very long, to say the least)
Revamp education system (Unclear)
Create Crime Task Force (no comment)
National security specifics (unclear)
Clean up DC (Make it a state, then let the state handle it)
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 16:57:06

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"Nah, Trump can definitely win."

No, he really can't.

I'm going to be super generous, and count states where he is polling at 30% as a win.

Idaho - 4
Montana - 3
Wyoming - 3
Utah - 6
Arizona - 11
Alaska - 3
North Dakota - 3
South Dakota - 3
Nebraska - 5
Kansas - 6
Oklahoma - 7
Texas - 38
Missouri - 10
Arkansas - 6
Louisiana - 8
Indiana - 11
Kentucky - 8
Tennessee - 11
Mississippi - 6
Alabama - 9
Georgia - 16
South Carolina - 9
West Virginia - 5
Iowa - 6
Ohio - 18

That is 25 states, he won't win all of those, I'm being super generous with giving him them.

The problem is, even if he does win them: 215

He needs 270 to win. Where do you propose he gets another 55 electoral votes?

215 isn't even what he's likely to get.

Arizona - 11
Iowa - 6
Ohio - 18

Are actually projected to vote for Clinton, which results in Trump realistically getting 180 electoral votes.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 17:20:35

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I'll be more generous, I'll give him everything he's showing a 20% chance to win rather than 30%.

Nevada - 6
North Carolina - 15
Florida - 29


Shucks, only 40, he'd still need another 15.

Maine is the next most favorable for Trump, where he is shown to have a 13.6% chance to win, he's polling at 9.4% behind Clinton in the state. It has 4 electoral votes. That'd make him need 11 more.

Next is New Hampshire at 12.4% where Trump is 8.8% behind Clinton. Also 4 electoral votes.

Minnesota is 10 electoral votes, it would secure the win. He's showing to have 11.8% chance to win Minnesota, he's 7.8% behind Clinton in the state.

So, he's projected to get 22 states, he'd have to win 9 upsets and get 31 states to win the election.


Arizona - 11 44.5%
Iowa - 6 47.7%
Ohio - 18 41%
Nevada - 6 27.9%
North Carolina - 15 28.6%
Florida - 29 24.9%
Maine - 4 14.2%
New Hampshire - 4 12.3%
Minnesota - 10 11%

The chance for him to win Arizona, Iowa, and Ohio is only 8.7%. Add in Nevada, North Carolina, and Florida and that drops to 0.17%.

Add in the last 3, cumulative chance at this point plummets to 0.0003%.

Yeah, Trump has a 3 in 1 million chance to win based on said math.

Totally still has a chance. Just like I have a chance to sprout wings and fly.

Edited 10/23/2016 17:21:38
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 18:13:58


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Arizona - 11
Iowa - 6
Ohio - 18

Are actually projected to vote for Clinton, which results in Trump realistically getting 180 electoral votes.


All of these are actually states that lean seriously republican compared to the national average. Trump is currently in somewhat of a funk due to being about 7 points behind after all three debates, but this is pretty much his lowest point, overall he's pretty consistently been behind by around 4 points throughout the campaign. Given that he's respectively -1.3, +3.7, and +0.6 in Arizona, Iowa, and Ohio despite being -7 nationally, it's not at all implausible that he easily wins all three on election day, by which point his numbers will probably improve a bit nationally.

Yeah, Trump has a 3 in 1 million chance to win based on said math.


Your math is flawed, since you're calculating individual state probablities independently. In reality, most states are pretty well correlated with others, and fivethirtyeight actually made a pretty neat table on this:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ct9wTz5XEAAPn9p.jpg:large

So, for example, if he wins ohio, there is approximately an 84% chance that he will also win iowa. This is why most forecast models put his chances at around 10-20%, instead of the 0.0003% you calculated.

Basically trump has to improve his poll numbers a bit and there has to be a reasonable polling error in his favor, but it's definitely not impossible. There are still ~20 days until election day after all.

Edited 10/23/2016 18:16:24
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 18:14:11

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Alaska is Republican.:-)

@GeneralPE You don't need to use a notation similar to what Hitler used. I mean, Trump is a good guy.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 18:39:16


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Trump can definitely win.

@Ox, the election is rigged in multiple ways, there have been dead people registered to vote lol. Voter Fraud sure isn't helping Trump.


First off, how about that the government is counting all the votes? That's some voter fraud right there, not some distractions they try to pull like dead folk voting. And you don't have to think hard to realise that all folk die. Every registered voter in 1900 is likely dead now, you think that's voter fraud?

And you can't say that Trump is going to win and then say the vote is rigged against him.

Trump is a good guy.


Trump is a gross evil bloodthirsty loon.

Edited 10/23/2016 18:39:31
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 18:43:21

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"All of these are actually states that lean seriously republican compared to the national average."

Kind of.

They lean republican for sure, I wouldn't say "seriously" perse. Oklahoma is more what I'd call seriously republican, akin to California being democrat.

"Given that he's respectively -1.3, +3.7, and +0.6 in Arizona, Iowa, and Ohio despite being -7 nationally, it's not at all implausible that he easily wins all three on election day"

I'm not saying these #'s are absolutely, 100% wrong, but I am curious where you're getting them from, as I'm personally seeing them be : -0.7, -0.4, -1.3, -6.5. You're citing him as ahead in Ohio and Iowa, I wouldn't.

I do agree however that calculating each state independently isn't particularly accurate, since if he performs well in a hypothetical debate, it can raise his votes in numerous states, not just a single one. Thus they will all fluctuate in a similar fashion, what raises his ratings in one region likely does so in all regions.

However calculating them all together like I did, doesn't seem particularly unfair were the election to be held today. I don't however think his chances are nearly as low as 3 in a million, because the election isn't today, which is why I specifically added: "based on said math".

At the same time, this is no Bush vs. Gore election, I don't think it's going to be remotely close, or too close to call ahead of time.

Edited 10/23/2016 18:46:40
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 19:37:42


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Kind of.

They lean republican for sure, I wouldn't say "seriously" perse. Oklahoma is more what I'd call seriously republican, akin to California being democrat.


Some comparisons from 2012 are Montana (R+7), South Carolina (R+8), Mississippi (R+9), and Texas (R+10). While they indeed don't lean republican on the scale of states like Oklahoma (R+19) and Wyoming (R+22), they are on the level of most southern states in terms of republican leanings.

I'm not saying these #'s are absolutely, 100% wrong, but I am curious where you're getting them from, as I'm personally seeing them be : -0.7, -0.4, -1.3, -6.5. You're citing him as ahead in Ohio and Iowa, I wouldn't.


Numbers come from RealClearPolitics Polling averages:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/az/arizona_trump_vs_clinton_vs_johnson_vs_stein-6087.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/ia/iowa_trump_vs_clinton_vs_johnson_vs_stein-5981.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/oh/ohio_trump_vs_clinton_vs_johnson_vs_stein-5970.html

You can definitely get different numbers by weighting the data differently or including data from further back, but as of right now at least, he's definitely ahead in at least iowa and ohio. In ohio trump has lead two of the last five polls, wehreas clinton has lead one and the other two are tied, and in Iowa he's lead four of the last five polls and one has been tied.


However calculating them all together like I did, doesn't seem particularly unfair were the election to be held today. I don't however think his chances are nearly as low as 3 in a million, because the election isn't today, which is why I specifically added: "based on said math".


It's not just because the election is a while out though. Your math is off because for example, you calculated that:

"The chance for him to win Arizona, Iowa, and Ohio is only 8.7%. Add in Nevada, North Carolina, and Florida and that drops to 0.17%."

Whereas in reality, if he wins iowa, ohio, and arizona, there is an approximately 100% chance that he will also win florida and north carolina, not a 0.17% chance. The same applies further back as well, for example there is a very good chance that he will win arizona as well if he wins ohio and iowa, not an 8.7% one.

Edited 10/23/2016 19:38:39
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 20:24:34

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"Whereas in reality, if he wins iowa, ohio, and arizona, there is an approximately 100% chance that he will also win florida and north carolina, not a 0.17% chance. The same applies further back as well, for example there is a very good chance that he will win arizona as well if he wins ohio and iowa, not an 8.7% one. "

This seems silly.

You're claiming if he wins states that show him as having 43.8%, 38.2%, and 43.3% chance to win in, that he's got a 100% chance to have also won states that show 24.6%, and 28.2%. That's obviously wrong.

If he wins the former it could be from him specifically campaigning in those specific states, and even if it isn't and it's the result of a upswing nation-wide, he'd still have to swing farther to win Florida and North Carolina than he would to win Iowa, Ohio, and Arizona.


"You can definitely get different numbers by weighting the data differently or including data from further back, but as of right now at least, he's definitely ahead in at least iowa and ohio. In ohio trump has lead two of the last five polls, wehreas clinton has lead one and the other two are tied, and in Iowa he's lead four of the last five polls and one has been tied. "

I agree that you can get different numbers from various sources, ut I don't agree that he's "definitely" ahead in Iowa and Ohio.

You linked sources that show him as being ahead, which is fine, but there's certainly also sources that show otherwise:

ie.

http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/?ex_cid=rrpromo

Ohio for example:
Polls-plus forecast shows him 0.8 points behind Clinton.
Polls-only puts him down by 1.7.
Now-cast puts him down by 1.3.

Can he win Ohio? Sure. Is he definitely ahead or the favorite to do so? I'd say that's much more of a grey area.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 20:39:00


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Stahp derailing pls does anyone else have a legitimate issue with any of these? And if you support another candidate and do not have an issue, ask yourself why you don't support Trump
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 20:49:49


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This seems silly.


It's not. Fivethirtyeight, who you seem to be in love with (Hey, there's nothing wrong with that, I'm also a fan), wrote several articles about it:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-the-top-must-win-states-for-trump-and-clinton/

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-north-carolina-is-becoming-a-backstop-for-clinton/

Are just two that come to mind.

I agree that you can get different numbers from various sources, ut I don't agree that he's "definitely" ahead in Iowa and Ohio.

You linked sources that show him as being ahead, which is fine, but there's certainly also sources that show otherwise:


All this really does is prove my point about taking the same data and coming up with a different result. If you actually look at the data they've collected, it definitely shows trump ahead. In ohio for example, He leads in 6 out of the last 10 polls they've collected, clinton leads 2, and there are 2 ties. It is only after a hefty amount of adjusting and weighting that they manage to show a clinton lead there. It's the same story pretty much everywhere else as well, which you can check yourself by sorting their polls by date and checking out the unadjusted numbers.
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 20:58:43


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Term limits - Sounds good
Stop gov't growth - I doubt he'd do that
Eliminate regulation/executive orders - Good
Cut lobbyist power - Good
Withdraw from TPP, change NAFTA - change NAFTA how?
Other trade specifics - This is unspecific, ironically
Allow energy expansion - Sounds ok
Redirect UN climate change money - Good
Replace Scalia - Meh
Build the wall, keep out illegals - >when you build a wall but it collapses in the arroyos and illegals use ladders
Suspend immigration from terrorist hotspots - Nothing other presidents haven't done
Bring back business - Good
Lower taxes - Great
Rebuild infrastructure - Muh Roads
Revamp education system - Muh Schools
Create Crime Task Force - Why?
National security specifics - Unspecific
Clean up DC - Preferably with napalm
Donald Trump 28-point plan: 10/23/2016 21:05:53


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Create Crime Task Force - Why?


Duerte fanboys.
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