Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 630 | 631 | 632 | 633 | 634 | 635 | 636 | 637 | 638 | 639 | 640 | 641 | 642 | 643 | 644 | 645 | 646 | 647 | 648 | 649 | 650 | ... | 984
18352 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2031933 8-Jun-2018 10:02
Send private message quote this post

SaltyNZ:

 

tdgeek:

 

Offer visits to confirm non proliferation by UN, excluding US.

 

 

 

 

A lot of Americans seem to think 'NK can't exclude us. We're the USA!' [Stamps tiny foot] To which my answer would be, are you suggesting that South Korea can't make any treaties without your explicit approval? What about China, are you going to tell them they can't make treaties? 'BBBut we are the USA! You can't ignore us!' Well... keep on the way you are right now, and people will.

 

 

The "will" is probably an "are" and growing daily


18352 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2031935 8-Jun-2018 10:07
Send private message quote this post

I feel the meeting may not go ahead. Trump telling the world what his minimums are is to get KJU to cancel. KJU wont as that's a NK fail. They wont even comment. They want to let it all sit on Trump. If NK stay quiet, Trump will have to go


 
 
 
 


8823 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2032021 8-Jun-2018 11:38
Send private message quote this post

What's happening today...

 

There's a "G6 (+1)" summit in Canada tomorrow.

 

Canada are hosts, Trudeau is leader, the agenda is:

 

"To showcase both its domestic and international priorities: to strengthen the middle class, advance gender equity, fight climate change, and promote respect for diversity and inclusion."

 

That'll go down really well.  Oh to be a fly on the wall.

Trump is reportedly venting about having to spend 2 days in Canada with Trudeau and wants to find new ways to punish the country

 

Meanwhile back in the land of the free, Trump's got certifiable nutcase and petty thief Pruitt fighting hard to prove that asbestos in the home isn't really a problem, the problem is actually "the mob" - to quote Trump's expert words on the issue:

 

 I believe that the movement against asbestos was led by the mob, because it was often mob-related companies that would do the asbestos removal. Great pressure was put on politicians, and as usual, the politicians relented.

 

 


14331 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2032022 8-Jun-2018 11:43
Send private message quote this post

Fred99:

 

What's happening today...

 

There's a "G6 (+1)" summit in Canada tomorrow.

 

Canada are hosts, Trudeau is leader, the agenda is:

 

"To showcase both its domestic and international priorities: to strengthen the middle class, advance gender equity, fight climate change, and promote respect for diversity and inclusion."

 

That'll go down really well.  Oh to be a fly on the wall.

Trump is reportedly venting about having to spend 2 days in Canada with Trudeau and wants to find new ways to punish the country

 

Meanwhile back in the land of the free, Trump's got certifiable nutcase and petty thief Pruitt fighting hard to prove that asbestos in the home isn't really a problem, the problem is actually "the mob" - to quote Trump's expert words on the issue:

 

 I believe that the movement against asbestos was led by the mob, because it was often mob-related companies that would do the asbestos removal. Great pressure was put on politicians, and as usual, the politicians relented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He just keeps giving like a bad dose of diarrhea, well he is full of it I guess. 





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


18352 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2032027 8-Jun-2018 11:51
Send private message quote this post

In that article  

 

"Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, tried to downplay the trade divisions during a press briefing on Wednesday.

 

“There may be disagreements – I regard this as much like a family quarrel,” Kudlow said."

 

I no can't wait for these two meetings. The growth of unpopularity needs to continue

 

 

 

 


8823 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2032046 8-Jun-2018 12:20
Send private message quote this post

I'd be interested to see standardised survey results - conducted outside the USA and inside the USA - on perception of the USA as a "world leader" etc. and what trends may be.

 

With apparently popular memes like "America First" and "MAGA" combined with pre-election threats and promises, the situation now isn't surprising.  It's not killing Trump in US polls (not yet anyway).

 

 


18352 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2032050 8-Jun-2018 12:28
Send private message quote this post

Yes, its crazy. They probably just think of him as a bit out there, a mover and  a shaker. Oblivious. Although I do personally know some Americans, who are UP IN ARMS.

 

After all this time of his goings on, its getting close to payback. The trade sanctions are such a backward idea, and the G6+1 he doesnt want to face up. he can dish it out but he cannot take it. The NK meeting, another where he is backing himself into a corner. The world is ripe to avoid the US where it can. Ideally other major leaders get very vocal, more than they have so far. With Canada, and NK, both looming, strike while the iron is hot. Mid Terms in Nov, he may well get hammered. As his vocal supporters vote, but the other 75% are out in force.


 
 
 
 


Lock him up!
10859 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2032096 8-Jun-2018 12:43
Send private message quote this post

I just saw him prattling on to journalists about how he didn't need to be prepared for the encounter with Kim because he is already so enormously gifted with natural ability and so on. I really hope Kim runs circles around him and gets him so tangled up in his own inconsistencies that even Sarah Sanders can't put a spin on it.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


8823 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2032163 8-Jun-2018 14:10
Send private message quote this post

He's being hugely helped by the state of the US economy.

 

The longer the trend (not started by him) continues, the more he'll claim that he's solely responsible.

 

But US government spending increased 6% year on year to May, the US annual budget deficit is still on track to be $1 trillion in 2020.  There are many possibilities for things to come tumbling down.


5477 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2032318 8-Jun-2018 19:22
Send private message quote this post

The Story Behind TIME's Trump 'King Me' Cover - June 18 2018

 


Brooklyn-based artist Tim O’Brien ... has had work appear on over two dozen TIME covers since 1989, with subjects ranging from Pope Benedict XVI to Osama Bin Laden.

 

“This portrait of Trump gazing into a mirror and seeing a king gets to the heart of how he and his legal team have approached this past week and the past 500 days, actually,” O’Brien says.

 

This is O’Brien’s fourth illustration of Trump for TIME’s cover since the president took office in January 2017.

 

 

Click to see full size

 

[click to view]

 

This cover says it all ... an egomaniac with delusions of grandeur.

 

Sad.





Sideface


8823 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2032417 9-Jun-2018 07:48
Send private message quote this post

Trump was actually 100% correct in allegations made in a remarkably aggressive tweetstorm about G7 members having completely unreasonable tariffs and other trade restrictions on agricultural products.  That includes the US of course - as the largest G7 member, he could have chosen to lead by example.
I wonder what the result of this will be for NZ. 

 

Meanwhile today he's argued that Russia should be allowed to re-join the group.

 

The EPA is making rulings on regulation of hazardous chemicals at the behest of some major chemical producers - that environmental damage due to accidental contamination of the air, groundwater etc isn't an issue that the Environmental Protection Agency bother with.  So long as the people using it are following the safety instructions and don't get poisoned, it's open slather, apparently - and to hell with the environment.


3288 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2032430 9-Jun-2018 09:17
Send private message quote this post

Giuliani, an attorney for the president, insinuated that Melania didn’t believe that the president had an affair with Daniels. "She believes her husband, and she knows it’s untrue," Giuliani said.

Following Giuliani’s remarks, Stephanie Grisham, a rep for Mrs. Trump released a statement: "I don’t believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani."

Then Giuliani backed up, and said it was his "opinion" the first lady believes her husband.



2058 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2032459 9-Jun-2018 11:22
Send private message quote this post

Who the hell does Giuliani think he is? What sort of "lawyer" thinks he can go around giving interviews to all and sundry that only show how unlike a lawyer he really is? I mean, who nominated him as a government and personal mouthpiece on everything?

 

So, now we have another certifiable idiot in that administration.


5477 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2032506 9-Jun-2018 13:45
Send private message quote this post

TIME MAGAZINE - 18 June 2018 pages 30-35

 

THE WAR ON MUELLER

 

 

Donald Trump’s campaign to discredit the Russia investigation may be working.

 


... In a May CBS News poll, 53% of Americans said they believed Mueller’s investigation was politically motivated, up 5 points in five months.

 

An Economist/YouGov poll the same month found that 75% of Republicans agreed with Trump’s claim that the probe is a “witch hunt” (though only 37% of the overall public agreed).

 

With Trump’s 87% support among Republicans, the only President since the 1940s who has been as loved by his own party after 500 days in office is Bush, post-9/11. ...

 

 





Sideface


3288 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2032609 9-Jun-2018 16:24
Send private message quote this post

'Wall Street Journal demands GOP strip trade power from Trump before he damages the country'

by Tom Boggioni

"'According to the editorial board of the conservative Wall Street Journal, Republicans must band together and strip President Donald Trump of some of his trade powers before he does irreparable damage to the U.S. economy.

Under the headline, Congress vs. Trump on Tariffs, the board blamed Democrats for the laws that have allowed the President to impose tariffs — citing national security — before saying the GOP needs to 'rein' Trump in.

'Republicans have complained for years that the executive has encroached on the powers of the legislature, but the GOP hasn’t done much to stop the invasion. This week a bipartisan coalition in the Senate is finally rebelling against the Trump Administration’s unilateral trade war, and we’re glad to see it,' the editors wrote, adding that they are encouraged by push-back from Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker (R).

Noting that U.S. presidents were granted additional constitutional authority on trade dating back to the 'Smoot-Hawley tariffs in 1929 that kicked off a global trade war and contributed to the Great Depression,' the journal said that Trump is now misusing them.

'The long-time assumption was that while Congress represented parochial or regional interests, a President would act in the national interest to expand trade. And for decades executives of both parties did. George H.W. Bush negotiated Nafta, while Bill Clinton pushed it through Congress. Free-trade Republicans in Congress passed bilateral trade deals under both Democratic and GOP Presidents,' the opinion piece read.

'Enter Donald Trump, who has now taken that authority and is using it for protectionist, rather than trade-opening, ends. It’s no accident he’s using Section 232, which gives him enormous latitude to define a national-security trade threat and virtually unlimited authority to impose a tariff or quota remedy,' it continued. 'For the first time in nearly a century, a President is more protectionist than Congress, and Congress needs to rein him in.'
..."



https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/wall-street-journal-demands-gop-strip-trade-power-trump-damages-country/

1 | ... | 630 | 631 | 632 | 633 | 634 | 635 | 636 | 637 | 638 | 639 | 640 | 641 | 642 | 643 | 644 | 645 | 646 | 647 | 648 | 649 | 650 | ... | 984
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.