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  # 2155537 7-Jan-2019 08:25
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Trump is certainly making Putin happy.

I've never seen one superpower "play" another quite so well.

Obviously Putin's playing chess while Trump is playing "Candyland"

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  # 2155541 7-Jan-2019 08:29
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Trade wars are easy, said the doofus. Meanwhile President Vladimir Putin said Russia would supply soy beans and poultry meat to China and that the United States had effectively given up on that market...

 

 

Thats so funny.

 

In a perfect trade war, China would source all its US imports from others.

 

Trump wins. Apart that the trade balance of Exports less Imports, which would then be 506 billion minus zero, instead of 375 billion. Layoffs galore.

 

Soy is 12 billion. Aircraft go to Airbus at another 16. Vehicles go to Europe at another 10. More layoffs galore


 
 
 
 


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  # 2155566 7-Jan-2019 09:31
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I hope this goes viral. What a crock. and what a nice way to tell the rest of us that we don't value life. Laughing at Trump is one thing, but fostering a Don't Buy American philosophy is another. Friend and allies, that's funny. When the Stuff comments nail it, that carries more weight that anything I can think of

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/109761887/white-houses-sarah-sanders-valuing-life-is-what-sets-america-apart-from-every-other-country

 

White House's Sarah Sanders: Valuing life is 'what sets America apart from every other country'

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  # 2155620 7-Jan-2019 10:25
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I hope this goes viral. What a crock. and what a nice way to tell the rest of us that we don't value life. Laughing at Trump is one thing, but fostering a Don't Buy American philosophy is another. Friend and allies, that's funny. When the Stuff comments nail it, that carries more weight that anything I can think of

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/109761887/white-houses-sarah-sanders-valuing-life-is-what-sets-america-apart-from-every-other-country

 

White House's Sarah Sanders: Valuing life is 'what sets America apart from every other country'

 

I would love to see it viral, but the partisan nature of the whole dialog will mean that the people who most need to see it will dismiss it as being cherry picked or partisan, and it will inevitably get lost in the morass of mud-slinging.


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  # 2155626 7-Jan-2019 10:30
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tdgeek:

 

I hope this goes viral. What a crock. and what a nice way to tell the rest of us that we don't value life. Laughing at Trump is one thing, but fostering a Don't Buy American philosophy is another. Friend and allies, that's funny. When the Stuff comments nail it, that carries more weight that anything I can think of

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/109761887/white-houses-sarah-sanders-valuing-life-is-what-sets-america-apart-from-every-other-country

 

White House's Sarah Sanders: Valuing life is 'what sets America apart from every other country'

 

I would love to see it viral, but the partisan nature of the whole dialog will mean that the people who most need to see it will dismiss it as being cherry picked or partisan, and it will inevitably get lost in the morass of mud-slinging.

 

 

The end user from the viral point of view, is "every other country"    Trump is a Nationalist, the rest of us are Internationalists, that's the target audience now.


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  # 2155655 7-Jan-2019 11:01
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She is as incompetent or deluded as he is and will sink into the same black hole once this period of insanity is over.

 

She makes the previous incumbent of the position of press secretary, KellyAnne Conway, seem almost professional.


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  # 2155666 7-Jan-2019 11:17
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She is as incompetent or deluded as he is and will sink into the same black hole once this period of insanity is over.

 

She makes the previous incumbent of the position of press secretary, KellyAnne Conway, seem almost professional.

 

 

She is very competent. Her role is to utter answers, she has to support Trump, so she utters his answers without making up lies, her role is to repeat those lies in a stable, considered and polite manner. And she does.

 

Deluded? Yes, clearly, if she genuinely supports Trump. I'm not sure she does or if many of them do, but they have to (for now). Wait till the day he is impeached if that occurs. You will then see all the flipping from them all. "I did have deep concerns, for sure"  it will be embarrassing to watch that.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2155677 7-Jan-2019 11:29
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The Washington Post - Federal prisoners served steak by unpaid guards during shutdown

 

January 6 at 2:33 PM


With the federal government shutdown solidly into its third week, there is no shortage of hypocritical or ironic or just plain sad moments to further enrage apoplectic taxpayers ...

 

Joe Rojas, a union leader and a guard at Florida’s Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, would like to add another scene to the growing list: an unpaid federal prison employee, working on New Year’s Day, serving a steak supper to convicted murderers, gang members and terrorists.

 

For inmates at Coleman, New Year’s Day lunch was grilled steak, steamed rice with gravy, black-eyed peas, green beans, macaroni and cheese, a choice of garlic biscuits or whole wheat bread and an assortment of holiday pies.

 

The feast was served by not-particularly-festive prison guards and workers who have no idea when they will receive their next paycheck - but who have to come to work anyway because they work in crucial public safety jobs. ...

 

In a statement to NBC News, the Bureau of Prisons said holiday meals are “planned weeks in advance, including as happened here in advance of the government shutdown.”

 

The meals help “promote morale for the inmate population because they are separated from their families,” the bureau said.

 





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  # 2155684 7-Jan-2019 11:42
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A sad thing, when unpaid volunteers have to step up as Trump won't. I wonder how Federal employees will get on paying rent and utilities. They aren't even getting their so called tax cuts as there is no income to tax! S


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  # 2155687 7-Jan-2019 11:48
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Hopefully most Federal workers will realise the shit their boss put them on. A shame quite a few will have to endure a couple of months without money to put food in their family's mouths before they admit the guy is an idiot and decide the other side is better.





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  # 2155727 7-Jan-2019 12:11
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I hope you are right but I fear it may not work that way. I think many who support Trump, especially his hard core, are incapable of accepting that he can be wrong about anything. It is all a dastardly plot by the other side to undermine the wonderful leader who tells it like it is. Some of those who voted for Trump, but are not really part of his cult following, will realise where things are headed and move on. But the fanatics will hold out to the bitter end, blaming it all somehow on the democrats. 

 

 





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  # 2155735 7-Jan-2019 12:30
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Rikkitic:

 

I hope you are right but I fear it may not work that way. I think many who support Trump, especially his hard core, are incapable of accepting that he can be wrong about anything. It is all a dastardly plot by the other side to undermine the wonderful leader who tells it like it is. Some of those who voted for Trump, but are not really part of his cult following, will realise where things are headed and move on. But the fanatics will hold out to the bitter end, blaming it all somehow on the democrats. 

 


Agree, but I don't even think it's the extremes that wont change their views. I doubt this will cause many who support him today to change their mind. Trump supporters will blame the shutdown on the democrats for refusing to provide a bill with border wall funding. The shutdown ends (most likley) when either the Democrats cave and fund a wall, or Trump caves and accepts a funding package without a wall. They could pass a bill almost immediately as soon as one side caves. I can't see Trump accepting no funding or even a compromise.

 

My gut feel is that it will be the Democrats who cave - in which case I suspect we'll hear a lot of additional blame lobbed at the Democrats for not caving sooner and therefore being responsible for any hardship endured during the shutdown.





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  # 2155738 7-Jan-2019 12:34
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Oh yes, forgot that people are dumb like that. Silly me thinking dumb idiots could be better.




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  # 2155741 7-Jan-2019 12:41
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freitasm: Oh yes, forgot that people are dumb like that. Silly me thinking dumb idiots could be better.

 

George Carlin said it best  — 'Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'


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  # 2155758 7-Jan-2019 13:16
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This has fox and friends foaming at the mouth about "deep state" and other BS theories.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/opinion/sunday/trump-impeachment.html

 

 

 

And it seems one person at Fox isn't as stupid as the rest.

 

 

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/fox-host-pushes-back-sarah-sanders-suggestion-terrorists-are-crossing-n955271

 

 

 

 


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