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Kenneth S Rogoff
K Rogoff 
Number of games in database: 133
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2505

Overall record: +39 -29 =64 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A18 A16 A19
 Sicilian (8) 
    B23 B21 B83 B30 B38
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C60 C88 C91 C97 C65
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E63 E74 E60
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A34 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B85 B50 B60
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B17 B13 B10 B12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1972 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs S Spencer, 1969 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Robert E Byrne, 1976 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   US Championship (1974)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Ken Rogoff Chess Highlights by GumboGambit
   US Championship 1978 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1975 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1974 by Phony Benoni

   🏆 Exhibition blitz game
   K Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) , blitz

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(born Mar-22-1953, 64 years old) United States of America

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Kenneth Saul Rogoff learned chess from his father at age six, but only took up the game in earnest when he received a chess set for his 13th birthday. He was soon recognised as a chess prodigy. By age 14, he was a USCF master and New York State Open Champion, and shortly thereafter became a senior master, the highest US national title. At sixteen, Rogoff dropped out of high school to concentrate on chess, and spent the next several years living primarily in Europe and playing in tournaments there. When eighteen, he made the decision to go to college and pursue a career in economics rather than to become a professional player, although he continued to play and improve for several years afterward.

Rogoff was awarded the IM title in 1974 and the GM title in 1978. He came third in the World Junior Championship of 1971 and finished second in the US Championship of 1975, which doubled as a Zonal competition, one-half point behind Walter Shawn Browne; this result qualified him for the 1976 Interzonal at Biel, where he finished 13-15th. In other tournaments he finished equal first at Norristown 1973 and Orense 1976.

Early in his economics career, Rogoff served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and also at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He is currently the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

Rogoff's biography in his own words:; Rogoff's game against Magnus Carlsen in August 2012 in New York:; Article by Rogoff in Chessbase titled <Rogoff on innovation, unemployment, inequality and dislocation> with particular reference to professional chess:

Wikipedia article: Kenneth Rogoff

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs K Rogoff ½-½351968Canadian OpenA02 Bird's Opening
2. K Rogoff vs S Spencer 1-0201969US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½371969World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½1061969World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
5. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-1301970MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-0591970WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-0291971MalagaB50 Sicilian
9. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-1651971MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-0481971MalagaB08 Pirc, Classical
11. Benko vs K Rogoff  0-1411971OlotA04 Reti Opening
12. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-0361971OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-0261971Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
14. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-0421971Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
15. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026197106, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
16. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½211971World Student OlympiadA15 English
17. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½121972WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
18. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-0301972W-ch Student Team Final-AB30 Sicilian
19. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-0411972W-ch Student Team Final-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-1471973Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
21. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½231973CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-1561973NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-1391973NorristownB06 Robatsch
24. K Rogoff vs Soltis  ½-½141974US ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. Browne vs K Rogoff 1-0411974US ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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Jan-17-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: Buro.. Whatever tga comes back with ("I shall return!") just pull up the quote where he denied he said he voted for Hillary Clinton and he'll end the conversation there and then.


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  Bureaucrat: <tga: There was no debate.>

You insisted on debating something that was beside the point I was trying to make, and you strayed off in all directions with insults and hominems and off-topic diversions about Norway, Norwegians, idiots, Orwell, "American website", etc. Blame yourself.

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  saffuna: <I find it suspicious he's one pound short of being clinically obese.>

Quite the coincidence. I think he was given an inch or two, and gifted a few pounds.

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  Big Pawn: <Bureaucrat: <tga: There was no debate.> You insisted on debating something that was beside the point I was trying to make...>

As an objective outside observer I can say that this is false. <bureaucrat> handed <tga> the victory as soon as he conceded that he was unable to justify his use of the word “racist.” That happened right away.

The world understands how the snowflakes are. The world understands that snowflakes merely announce their feelings to the world; their emotions. They think that everyone else thinks like a snowflake but they don’t.

Snowflakes are feelings-first people. They are controlled by their emotions and simply cannot compete in the arena of ideas, reason, logic and debate.

What <bureaucrat> needs to do now is quit being bitter about losing this debate before it started. <bureaucrat> needs to stop being like a liberal female and stop the whining.

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  saffuna: <As an objective outside observer....>

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  OneArmedScissor: Let's take a time to admire the greatness of President Donald "God Emperor" Trump.

<1.> Trump is a super predator.

He is the evolutionary product of our current media environment. He is the ultimate media killing machine.

<2.> You cannot stop Trump using conventional weapons. He is utterly immune to the sort of things that would destroy a traditional GOP candidate or official.

There have been 1000 "scandals" that would have ended the career of any other Republican. But Trump just keeps on trucking

<3.> The media has thrown literally everything they have at Trump and he seems to be stronger than ever.

This is one of the reasons why senior professional journalists are actually crying on television this week, because they cannot stop Trump. Nothing they do can stop him.

<4.> Trump is like one of those giant Japanese hornets that cleans out an entire hive of bees in minutes. However, unlike the Japanese bees, the worker bees of the left haven't evolved a strategy to stop Trump yet.

<5.> I noted this shift nearly two years ago, during the campaign. I also said that as result of Trump, reporters would start retiring in droves, discouraged by their loss of political power and cultural standing. J-schools will see enrollments plunge and begin to close.

<6.> Journalists, from big-name to nobody, are experiencing unprecedented levels of public scrutiny and scorn. Normies are mocking them on twitter, in comment sections and to their face, and it's destroying their will to fight against Trump.

<7.> Journalists are now a routed army, they're fighting a rearguard action. They're emotional spent, deflated and demoralized. The Wolff book should have been a game-changer, but two days later, Trump took back the news cycle w/ DACA, and they're losers again.

<8.> How many times have you thought, "Oh, @#$%! Trump really blew it this time." Only to watch as Trump somehow emerges as the winner of the exchange? Look at "@#$%holes". They're literally weeping on television because they know Trump can't be stopped.

<9.> The media is almost powerless. Trump changes the topic as easily as you change socks. On Sunday, everyone on TV is saying he's insane. The Tuesday, there's video of Dr. President Trump looking like the most competent executive in the world. Talking about clean bills and love.

<10.> This same dynamic applies to Democrats. They're unable to stop Trump using their conventional weapons. Outrage is obsolete. The outrage meter has been pegged at 11 for two years, and Trump is stronger than ever.

<11.> Here's another thing you can take to the bank. There is nothing Mueller can do to hurt Trump. Nothing. Trump loves winning too much to ever resign, to ever quit fighting, to ever stop doing everything he can to beat his enemies. You can take that to the bank.

<12.> Mueller can't hurt him because Trump has barely begun to use the full powers of the presidency. There are dozen things he can do tomorrow to stop Mueller's investigation dead in it's tracks. That he hasn't done any tells us all we need to know about his level of confidence.

<13.> Remember, Trump is completely immune to media outrage. Those who hope to use whatever Mueller's finds to defeat Trump will have to rely on outrage to bring Trump down, as Congress will never vote to impeach and Trump will never resign. So, how's that going to work?

<14.> As for the Blue Wave. at this moment, Trump is funneling the @#$%lib forces onto his carefully prepared killing fields. The traps are laid, the machine guns are dug in and ranged, everything ready & waiting for the arrival of the enemy. DACA isn't a bargaining chip, it's bait.

<15.> Let me repeat that: DACA isn't a bargaining chip, it's bait.

Trump is baiting the Dems and the MSM into a Banzai charge against his most heavily fortified position. He's making the 2018 elections all about immigration and American jobs. How do you think that will end?

<16.> Do you really think Trump doesn't have a plan to win the midterms for the GOP? Yes, it's not a sure thing. The Dems could avoid the bait. Or the GOP cuck brigade could panic and turn tail. But Trump has a plan and you can see the outlines of it in what's he doing right now.

<17.> Guess what. If the Blue Wave fails to appear, and if Trump succeeds in holding the House & expanding the margin in the Senate, there will be a massive blood-letting in the Democratic party.

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  OneArmedScissor: <18.> The Dems are dangerously thin on talent. They've driven away competent white men and elevated idiots, incompetents and hysterics. If they blow the midterms there will be a massive civil war. The odds favor the idiots.

<19.> By the way, this is not a totally new theory. I identified Trump as a media super predator nearly two years ago at MPC, using the Japanese hornet analogy at that time. So far, nothing has changed. As predicted, Trump is still a media super predator.

<21.> I should note that this is a horror movie for the media. They can see exactly how Trump is beating them, but they can't stop him because they don't have the weapons to do so. Remember the police station in the original Terminator? That's the current state of Trump vs. Media.

<22.> Even back in 2016, the media could see what Trump was doing, but they were powerless against him. Look at this May 2016 NYTimes piece with the hilarious title: "How Much Bad Press Does it Take to Cost Trump a News Cycle"

<23.> News flash, journalists, Trump's news cycle isn't your news cycle. A Trumpian news cycle is measured in hours, not days. When he sees a news cycle start to slip away, Trump changes the channel. The ability to re-roll the news cycle dice is a Trumpian super power.

<24.> If Trump is losing the news cycle, he re-rolls the dice. If he's winning, he presses home his advantage. He doesn't let his opponents get a full bite of any meal, only the leftovers of his feasts.

<25.> Now, how does this ability to reset a news cycle work politically? As a politician, another of Trump's super powers is the ability to steal the oxygen from his political opponents. He can leave anyone gasping for air.

<26.> All of these evolutionary tricks were developed in the New York media hothouse. You can actually see Trump using many them as far back as the 1980s. Remember that story about him being his own PR agent with a fake name in 1980s? He was evolving a media strategy.

<27.> Then, more evolution occurred when he watch Bill Clinton not resign after getting caught with a cigar in his intern. Trump learned the value of brazen defiance and shamelessness. You can't shame Trump into resignation. That's evolution in action.

<28.> Trump was also the first politician to figure out the true value of Twitter as a medium of direct communication. At which point, he made his final transformation into the ultimate media-killing machine. He's evolved beyond their ability to handle him. He's a super predator.

<29.> So what will kill Trump?


Trump is an entire evolutionary cycle ahead of his opponents. The pace of evolution is too slow. The last big evolutionary leap forward was Watergate, when the press figured out how to leverage it's power to destroy its enemies.

<30.> Trump will be long gone by the time the media evolves defenses sufficient to defeat Trumpian predation.

The bigger question, however, is when does the next Trumpian predator appear? I feel confident that by the end of this year, we'll see a couple of serious candidates.

<31.> Of course, it goes without saying that the next super predator will be on the populist right. Leftist politicians and cucks are domesticated animals in existing ecosystem, bred for docility, not aggression.

<32.> The populist/nationalist media killers are out there, friends. They're going to school on Trumposaurus Rex, learning important lessons about aggression, audacity and ruthlessness. You can't grow a super predator, they have to develop in the wild. Luckily, conditions are right.

<33.> Finally, people often ask how I can stay so whitepilled all the time. It's because I identified Trump's media-killing super powers two years ago. Since then, he's repeatedly validated my theory about his evolutionary advantages.

<34.> He really is an entire evolutionary ahead of his media and political opponents. They won't catch up before his two terms are ended, and by that point, the media will have its hands full of other Trumpian predators. Journalism, as we've known it, is probably over.

<35.> Journalism as we've known it is probably over, by which I mean, the left no longer controls the narrative. What comes next will probably be more like 19th century America, with an explicitly partisan press. Which will have the virtue of being more honest than what we have now

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  thegoodanarchist: < Bureaucrat: You have not answered. Have I said anything negative about you in this debate?>

As a matter of fact, yes.

Trump allegedly said "Why are we having all these people from @#$%hole countries come here?"

Although couching it in that language is tactless and offensive, there *is* a policy idea behind this statement.

Guess what? I agree with the policy idea.

You dismissed the statement as racist. Well, I am not a racist and I consider such an accusation "negative" in the extreme.

The difference between us is that I made an argument as to why my adjectives are true (the adjectives you portray as negative).

And you are *still* unable to present an argument that justifies your libelous accusation of racism.

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  thegoodanarchist: < Big Pawn: <tga> and <wannabe> threw down the gauntlet and the scardy-libs <Zanzibar> and <bureaucrat> reacted in the same way. They had no argument, wouldn’t stay on point and ran away with tail between legs.

Very satisfying.>

Indeed. The only downside to today's activity is that <Bureaucrat> has stayed around to discuss "negativity".

And we aren't allowed to portray this as "feelings-based" because that is part of the "negativity", don't you know?

I'm sure we will follow it up with participation trophies for everyone.

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  thegoodanarchist: Maybe <saffuna> can lead us in a few rounds of Kumbaya.
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  saffuna: <<12.> Mueller can't hurt him because Trump has barely begun to use the full powers of the presidency. There are dozen things he can do tomorrow to stop Mueller's investigation dead in it's tracks.>

Such as...

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  saffuna: <<19.> By the way, this is not a totally new theory. I identified Trump as a media super predator nearly two years ago at MPC, using the Japanese hornet analogy at that time. So far, nothing has changed. As predicted, Trump is still a media super predator.>

Oh no!!! The Japanese Hornet Analogy!!!

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  al wazir: <WannaBe: Canadian utility company offering incentive (cheap rates) to move Crypto mining to Canada>. If your attention span is short (I know who you are), stop reading right here.

Crypto currencies show no sign of replacing conventional (fiat) currencies. Until and unless they do, there are only two ways to use them as a means of increasing one's own personal wealth: by creating ("mining") them and then exchanging them for conventional money, or by buying them with conventional money cheaply from someone else and then selling them at a higher price.

The first way works as long as the crypto currency can be sold for more than the cost of mining. But that in turn depends on how confident buyers are that the price will continue to climb. If it plateaus or falls, investors will stop buying it, and then the miner will lose money no matter what it costs to create the crypto currency.

And since people will keep buying crypto currency as an investment only if they expect to sell it for more than they paid, the second way won't work either if the price stops climbing.

Either the value of a crypto currency will keep rising forever -- in which case it will eventually replace conventional money -- or it won't. Those are the only possibilities. (Of course, regardless of whether its long-term trend is upward, downward, or level, the price will fluctuate, like the price of any other commodity.)

Suppose that the value plateaus at some level, which may or may not be zero. Then the world will have progressed from one state or condition to another, as follows.

In the first state the currency doesn't yet exist, so no one owns any. Certain sources of energy needed to generate the electricity used in mining and certain raw materials used to manufacture the specialized graphics cards and other components of the vast computer farms required in mining are available because they have not yet been exploited. Many technical and other workers are engaged in work unrelated to manufacturing the computers or to mining, exchanging, investing in the crypto currencies, etc.

In the second state those energy sources and materials have been consumed. They are longer available, or would become available only as a result of retooling and recycling. Whatever productive activity the workers who built the computer farms, did the exchanging, investing, etc., might have accomplished has not taken place. An unspecified set of individuals own varying amounts of the crypto currency. If the crypto currency still has a nonzero value, they can exchange it for conventional money at its nominal price. An additional unspecified set of individuals who mined or sold the currency but no longer own any are wealthier than they would otherwise be, and another unspecified set are less wealthy. Some "investors" will try to capitalize on the fluctuations, by taking either long or short positions. Self-evidently, they can make money only at some other person's expense.

So now some people have more wealth than they had previously, some have less, but the total amount of money in the economy has not changed. Even if the crypto currency still has a recognized nonzero value, it is no more than what the owners paid someone else (in conventional currency) for it.

In summary, aside from the wasteful consumption of resources (raw materials, potentially productive labor), the only result in going from the first state to the second is to *redistribute* wealth. The crypto currency industry is indistinguishable from a giant casino.

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  saffuna: <Indeed. The only downside to today's activity is that <Bureaucrat> has stayed around to discuss "negativity".>

Negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outa you.

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  saffuna: <The crypto currency industry is indistinguishable from a giant casino.>

Except there's no dealer and no house making a consistent profit? Is that right?

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  thegoodanarchist: < Bureaucrat: <tga: There was no debate.>

You insisted on debating something that was beside the point I was trying to make, and you strayed off in all directions>

Wrong. You were trying to make 2 points. Your first point was that the @#$%hole remark was a big deal.

I stayed on topic responding to that.

Then you initiated a second topic, the "Trump is a racist" narrative. Here:

< Bureaucrat: Furthermore, when Trump acts like that he sets an example for other racists. When the President talks about other people as if they were garbage, so can anyone, right? Now, that is a big deal.>

Link is here:

Kenneth S Rogoff (kibitz #309918)

Then you accuse me of <(straying) off in all directions with insults and hominems and off-topic diversions >

No. I am not straying off. I am staying on topic - YOUR topic.

You are the one who initiated the discussion of the second point. Then you claim that it is me who is straying?!

This kind of absurdity from you doesn't defy description. It is scatterbrained.

If you don't like me saying that, then either 1) stop doing it, or 2) provide another adjective that accurately describes this behavior of yours.

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  thegoodanarchist: <al wazir:

<WannaBe: Canadian utility company offering incentive (cheap rates) to move Crypto mining to Canada>.

If your attention span is short (I know who you are), stop reading right here.>

That's exactly right!

It's short attention spans that make 'em stop reading, yessiree bob.

Couldn't possibly be tedious prose. <aw> doesn't write any o' that crap.

No need to thank me, <aw>. I got yer' back!

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  OneArmedScissor: RACIST white cop MURDERS two young BLACK youths over FAKE gun:
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  Big Pawn: <oas> awesome posts!
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  saffuna: <big pawn> You forgot to tell him he forgot the link.
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  saffuna: The Fakeys don't appear to be going well:

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  chancho: <WASHINGTON — Cardiologists not associated with the White House said Wednesday that President Trump’s physical exam revealed serious heart concerns, including very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raises the risk that Mr. Trump could suffer a heart attack while in office.

Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral and the White House physician, said Tuesday in his report on the president’s medical condition that Mr. Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired level of 100 or less.

Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute, disputed that rosy assessment.

He said on Wednesday that the most alarming fact is that the president’s LDL levels remain above 140 even though he is taking 10 milligrams of Crestor, a powerful drug that is used to lower cholesterol levels to well below 100.

“That’s a really high LDL,” Dr. Topol said, echoing the concerns of other heart experts who reviewed Dr. Jackson’s report.

“We’re talking about a 70-plus-year-old man who is obese and doesn’t exercise. Just looking at the lab value, you would raise a big red flag.”

He added: “I would never use the word excellent health.

How you could take these indices and say excellent health? That is completely contradicted.”

During an appearance in the White House briefing room on Tuesday, Dr. Jackson said he would be prescribing a higher dose of Crestor, the brand name for rosuvastatin, to help lower the president’s LDL levels.

He said he is pressing Mr. Trump — who at 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds is just below the official label of obese — to eat better and abandon his largely sedentary life for one that includes exercise.

But on the positive side, Dr. Jackson also said Mr. Trump had no history of smoking or drinking and did not have diabetes. An exercise stress test using a treadmill showed “above average” capacity for his age. An ultrasound of the heart was normal, he said.>

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  saffuna: Why not just walk instead of taking a cart when playing golf? That's some decent exercis.

The walking is the fun. I was obligated to take a cart once and hated it.

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  thegoodanarchist: <<10.> This same dynamic applies to Democrats. They're unable to stop Trump using their conventional weapons. Outrage is obsolete. The outrage meter has been pegged at 11 for two years, and Trump is stronger than ever.>

Let's agree to coin a term now:

"Outrage fatigue"

I am tired of hearing people whining and crying about what Trump says.

Be glad you and your buddies aren't dying in combat, but instead going to jobs and getting paid!

Get some perspective.

Kudos to <DWOB>. He helped get us to outrage fatigue with his never-ending complaints.

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  saffuna: <"Outrage fatigue" >

Yeah, that's about right.

I suggest Trump and the Republicans stop doing things which cause outrage.

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