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Your Opinion Requested: 2016 10 Most Important Events
Personal ^ | 30 Dec 16 | Xzins

Posted on 12/30/2016 1:40:01 PM PST by xzins

The following list is my take on 2016's 10 Most Important Events/happenings. Please add your own list, top 10, top 3, etc. Comments are always helpful.

1. Donald Trump elected president

2. Hillary Clinton disempowered

3. Republicans retain Supreme Court

4. Republicans achieve approx 60% of the nation's higher elected seats nationally

5. Russia & allies defeat US and allies in the ISIS/Syria wars

6. China builds military island in the South China Sea

7. Federal Reserve attempts to lay groundwork for recession by announcing 3 rate hikes for 2017 ahead of time.

8. Traditional media matched by alternative media in 2016 election

9. Julian Assange becomes world's most important investigative reporter

10. Great Britain Brexit


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: elections; govtabuse

1 posted on 12/30/2016 1:40:01 PM PST by xzins
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To: All

Your ideas and comments welcomed


2 posted on 12/30/2016 1:40:30 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: xzins

1thru4 are facets of the same thing.


3 posted on 12/30/2016 1:45:29 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: xzins

The Silent Majority woke up, and without telegraphing their intentions, rose up and went to the polls and voted for DJT.


4 posted on 12/30/2016 1:46:07 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: xzins

3. Republicans retain Supreme Court


5 posted on 12/30/2016 1:46:21 PM PST by umgud (ban all infidelaphobics)
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To: xzins

1. Donald Trump elected president

2. Donald Trump elected president

3. Donald Trump elected president

4. Donald Trump elected president

5. Donald Trump elected president

6. Donald Trump elected president

7. Donald Trump elected president

8. Donald Trump elected president

9. Donald Trump elected president

10. Donald Trump elected president


6 posted on 12/30/2016 1:46:22 PM PST by Maceman (Screw the Party. Save the Country.)
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To: xzins

UN Desolution 2334


7 posted on 12/30/2016 1:47:36 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn(ed!) the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: xzins

The whole world realizes Obumer is a flake.


8 posted on 12/30/2016 1:48:58 PM PST by Keen-Minded
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To: gundog

I agree, but I see each as a separate important happening. Scotus, for example, owes its lack of a Scalia replacement to Mitch McConnell.


9 posted on 12/30/2016 1:52:09 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: umgud

Huge.

Awaiting a justice in the tradition of Antonin Scalia.


10 posted on 12/30/2016 1:53:12 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Ezekiel

Yep. Jerusalem is a burden to the nations.


11 posted on 12/30/2016 1:54:07 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: gundog

I might combine them like this: A coalition of patriotic traditional Americans rallied behind businessman Donald Trump who was elected President against all odds. In doing so, Trump essentially took over the Republican Party, redirecting it to support his MAGA agenda, and creating a new leadership team that includes former rivals, the new media, and distinguished leaders of accomplishment from outside government. As a result the GOP retains control of Congress and more state governments than ever, and the ability to recreate a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.


12 posted on 12/30/2016 2:09:33 PM PST by bigbob (We have better coverage than Verizon - Can You Hear Us Now?)
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To: xzins

Cubs win World Series
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize
I got a divorce


13 posted on 12/30/2016 2:09:34 PM PST by Jolla
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To: Jolla

Dylan was huge.

Cubbies not so much. Another big market bought team....meh.

Divorce is only exceeded by its terms.


14 posted on 12/30/2016 2:11:35 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Salvavida

The Silent Majority....ya know...I agree with you.


15 posted on 12/30/2016 2:15:17 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: xzins

1. Donald Trump elected as the nation’s 45th President.

2. - 10. Some other things.


16 posted on 12/30/2016 2:19:34 PM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: xzins
I think 1,2, & 4 are the same thing.

#3 might also be.

This gives room to add a couple:

1. Obama/Kerry/Power perfidy in U.N.vote against Israel. This event will lead to "fixing" the U.N. - fix has lot's of meanings, and here I mean like fix your cat.

2. The terrorist actions in the West which collectively lead to Brexit and the election of Trump.

3. I would replace #9 with the fall of the lamestream meadia and rise of social media and alt-media [here I would list the two great heroes who put lives and fortunes at stake Assange and O'Keefe.

4. The rise of "enlightened" populism - using social media to carry on a public debate on real issues affecting the people, and the displacing of both the DNC and GOPee as the political power brokers.

17 posted on 12/30/2016 2:19:49 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson

Good stuff. My defense of 1-4 is that they are each separately important.

I agree about the Israel vote. It’s so new, though, that it’s hard for me to put in perspective.


18 posted on 12/30/2016 2:25:12 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Ancesthntr

Your numbers 3 and 5 seem similar to me.


19 posted on 12/30/2016 2:25:49 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: xzins
2. Hillary Clinton disempowered

"Hillary Clinton disembowelled" would have made number one if it happened.

20 posted on 12/30/2016 2:26:31 PM PST by x
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To: xzins

Divorce is only exceeded by its term

She got the dog.


21 posted on 12/30/2016 2:27:12 PM PST by Jolla
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To: x

She did chronic bowel all over everything she touched.


22 posted on 12/30/2016 2:27:23 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Jolla

I hope it was a chihuahua


23 posted on 12/30/2016 2:28:00 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: bigbob

All I got for. Christmas was a sometimes bisexual governor and democrat majorities in both houses. Pray for Oregon.


24 posted on 12/30/2016 2:30:24 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: xzins

-—#1 through #10——Hillary loses—


25 posted on 12/30/2016 2:33:07 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: gundog

Sounds like Oregon’s been smoking it’s own advice.


26 posted on 12/30/2016 2:34:49 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: rellimpank

Hillary’s collapse at the 9/11 ceremony was more important to her loss than anything else I can think of.

It was a symbol of “something is wrong with her.”


27 posted on 12/30/2016 2:36:26 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: gundog; xzins
Pray for Oregon

I will pray for the involuntary inmates of that asylum, but it sounds like the souls of the majority of citizens are beyond prayer. In creating good and evil, God put some things beyond his powers to fix.

28 posted on 12/30/2016 2:46:44 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson; gundog; P-Marlowe

Sometimes I wonder what is in the air on the entire west coast to make so many so damn crazy.


29 posted on 12/30/2016 2:50:58 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: xzins

I killed 5 deer with my bow and one with my flintlock.


30 posted on 12/30/2016 2:51:30 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd

I’m accepting free gifts of deer jerky next Christmas. :>)


31 posted on 12/30/2016 2:54:30 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: xzins

Some sort of air-born fungus that thrives in cool, dank, moist climates and excretes psilocybin.


32 posted on 12/30/2016 2:55:09 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: xzins

Send me a good basic recipe that doesn’t use too much salt and I’ll send you some.


33 posted on 12/30/2016 2:56:38 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd

Memory says sodium nitrate(ite?), soy sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, in a gallon zip lock overnight.


34 posted on 12/30/2016 2:59:33 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: xzins

WikiLeaks/DCWhispers/G2


35 posted on 12/30/2016 3:02:35 PM PST by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! And please, God, bless the USA again.)
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To: xzins

Yup.

Nothing quite like getting launched into the back of an SUV like a side of beef. Especially on camera.


36 posted on 12/30/2016 3:05:10 PM PST by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! And please, God, bless the USA again.)
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To: xzins

Much as I dislike many of Mitch McConnel’s political moves, stalling Obama on Supreme Court nomination gets him enormous credit. Nearly as big as Trump saving us from she whose name will not be mentioned.


37 posted on 12/30/2016 3:06:11 PM PST by HARRY TUTTLE (Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. R. E. Lee)
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To: combat_boots

That visual was viral within minutes. Everyone saw it, and it just confirmed there was something creepy about her.


38 posted on 12/30/2016 3:08:58 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: HARRY TUTTLE

McConnell makes my skin crawl, but his blocking a Scotus replacement earns him a big “well done” from me.


39 posted on 12/30/2016 3:11:09 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: Jolla

That is what I am planning for 2017.


40 posted on 12/30/2016 3:19:54 PM PST by american_ranger
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To: xzins

It’s hard for me to put the news events of 2016 in any real perspective. I lost my step-dad, a week later my sister had a fatal heart attack at 56 and two months later my brother-in-law died of liver cancer. Oh, and don’t forget two aunts and an uncle lost too. I just hope 2017 turns out better for everyone.


41 posted on 12/30/2016 3:56:33 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...".)
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To: D_Idaho

Prayers up for you FRiend


42 posted on 12/30/2016 6:04:01 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: xzins

collective islamic terrorist attacks

mass unvetted refugees from terrorist countries into europe


43 posted on 12/30/2016 6:08:01 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Definitely.


44 posted on 12/30/2016 11:57:11 PM PST by xzins (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: xzins
Move 2 and 3 down and add:

2. Trump wins Primaries.

3. Trump declares candidacy.

45 posted on 12/31/2016 3:21:23 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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