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  # 2282550 24-Jul-2019 07:37
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Sideface:

 

Trump campaign's plastic straws selling like hotcakes

 

The Washington Times - Monday, July 22, 2019

 


The Trump reelection campaign has raised more than $200,000 by selling about 140,000 plastic straws in just four days, campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted Monday. ...

 

“Now you can finally be free from liberal paper straws,” he said. “I’m so over paper straws, and I’m sure you are too. Much like most liberal ideas, paper straws don’t work and they fall apart instantly. That’s why we just launched our latest product - Official Trump Straws. Now you can finally be free from liberal paper straws that fall apart within minutes and ruin your drink.”

 

The campaign’s web site declared, “Liberal paper straws don’t work. STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP and buy your pack of recyclable straws today.”

 

 

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Buy your TRUMP straws here.

 

Yes, really.  🙃

 

 

 

 

They both suck!


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  # 2282551 24-Jul-2019 07:39
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Boris and Don. Bromance?

 

"Boris Johnson elected UK PM after deploying celebrity, clowning, and loose relationship with truth. "


 
 
 
 


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  # 2282553 24-Jul-2019 07:49
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tdgeek:

 

Boris and Don. Bromance?

 

"Boris Johnson elected UK PM after deploying celebrity, clowning, and loose relationship with truth. "

 

 

 

 

So the UK and USA have gone from supposedly "winning WWII" to actually loosing the worlds respect.

 

 


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  # 2282554 24-Jul-2019 07:58
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sir1963:

 

tdgeek:

 

Boris and Don. Bromance?

 

"Boris Johnson elected UK PM after deploying celebrity, clowning, and loose relationship with truth. "

 

 

 

 

So the UK and USA have gone from supposedly "winning WWII" to actually loosing the worlds respect.

 

 

 

 

It seems so. Loud, brash, showmen running two major countries


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  # 2282583 24-Jul-2019 08:54
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From "Der Spiegel". 

 


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  # 2282616 24-Jul-2019 09:27
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Winston Peters has the hots for Boris, deep praise between populists.

 

On National Radio this morning, he's confident that NZ will be granted an FTA with the UK.  Imagine that, tariff/quota free exports of NZ lamb, beef, butter, and shiploads of wool to make army socks, trousers and tunics for WW3.

 

Pigs might fly.


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  # 2282620 24-Jul-2019 09:30
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Fred99:

 

Winston Peters has the hots for Boris, deep praise between populists.

 

On National Radio this morning, he's confident that NZ will be granted an FTA with the UK.  Imagine that, tariff/quota free exports of NZ lamb, beef, butter, and shiploads of wool to make army socks, trousers and tunics for WW3.

 

Pigs might fly.

 

 

 

 

Too bad the UK economy will be so far down the sewer nobody will be able afford them.





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  # 2282664 24-Jul-2019 10:21
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  # 2283257 25-Jul-2019 09:23
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In a speech on Tuesday, Trump discussed the powers accorded him by Article II of the US Constitution.

I know this is hard to believe but Article II in the US Constitution says a president has limitations in power, and in fact some things are illegal.

Shocking, I know.

Referencing the former special counsel’s investigation, Trump claimed:

Then I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as President.

But I don’t even talk about that because they did a report and there was no obstruction. After looking at it, our great Attorney General read it. He’s a total professional. He said, “There’s nothing here. There’s no obstruction.” So they referenced, “No obstruction.” So you have no collusion, no obstruction, and yet it goes on.



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Trump transition adviser convicted on foreign-agent charges

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A federal jury on Tuesday convicted Bijan Rafiekian, a former business partner of Michael Flynn, on a pair of foreign-agent felony charges stemming from work the two men did for Turkish interests during the final months of the Trump presidential campaign in 2016.

The verdicts, returned by jurors in Alexandria, Va., after a weeklong trial and only about four hours of deliberation, amount to a belated courtroom victory for special counsel Robert Mueller, who investigated the $600,000 lobbying and public relations contract at the heart of the case and then handed the matter off to other federal prosecutors after Flynn’s guilty plea to a false-statement charge in 2017.

Rafiekian, 67, faces up to 15 years in prison on the two felony counts against him: acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the U.S., and conspiracy to violate that law as well as to submit false statements to the Justice Department in a foreign-agent filing. Defendants are typically sentenced in accord with federal sentencing guidelines that result in far less than the maximum.

Flynn, who would go on to serve 24 days as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, had been expected to be a key witness at Rafiekian’s trial, offering testimony that would incriminate his former partner in a scheme to avoid disclosing that the Flynn Intel Group’s lobbying and public relations effort was actually directed and controlled by Turkish government officials.

prosecutors relied on emails, Skype chats and other witnesses to make their case that the Flynn firm project Rafiekian spearheaded was approved at the highest levels of the Turkish government.

The short-lived research, public relations and lobbying effort focused on building public and government support for a key goal of the Turkish government: getting the U.S. to expel and extradite a dissident Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen. Gulen has lived in Pennsylvania for two decades and was blamed by Turkey’s current leadership for a coup attempt in July 2016.
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Asked for reaction to the verdicts, Trump‘s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said: “My interpretation is that the case against Flynn is riddled with so much prosecutorial misconduct that it overtakes everything else.“

Rafiekian, who did not testify in his own defense, was allowed to remain free pending sentencing, which was set for Oct. 18.

Justice Department officials said they hoped the guilty verdicts would send a message about the importance of adhering to U.S. laws requiring those acting for foreign governments to register and report on their activities.

“Rafiekian was held accountable for his actions and found guilty by a jury of his peers,” U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger said. “I want to thank the investigators and prosecutors for their thorough investigation, extensive briefing, and commitment to this case.”

“Today’s verdict should stand as a deterrent to any malign foreign influence that undermines the integrity of our political processes,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said. “Through misrepresentations in his FARA filing, Mr. Rafiekian attempted to deceive the public and influence key leaders on behalf of Turkey. The Department of Justice treats these crimes with the gravity that they deserve.”
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  # 2283281 25-Jul-2019 09:53
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(CNN)North Korea has launched at least one short range projectile, according to an initial assessment described by a US defense official.

 

 

 

We will see how "we get on very well" goes.

 

Its just a small missile, as Jim Jong Un dips his toes in the water of discontent, to kick start the negotiations. Negotiations that USA wants everything it wants first. Lets see how the dealer of all deal spins this missile launch. The first since his highly successful meetings


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  # 2283284 25-Jul-2019 09:58
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They launch short-range ones all the time. Also note the use of the word 'projectile' rather than 'missile'. It may have even just been some regular tube artillery.

 

No news there.





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  # 2283288 25-Jul-2019 10:03
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They launch short-range ones all the time. Also note the use of the word 'projectile' rather than 'missile'. It may have even just been some regular tube artillery.

 

No news there.

 

 

260 miles is short range that means its not a missile or anything of significance? I read that they have ceased all tests since Singapore. Why would this be news then?


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The official added that the launch appears to resemble the May 2019 firing of two short-range missiles, which traveled approximately 260 miles.

 

The South Korean military told CNN it was fired from the Wonson area.

 

"Our military, in preparation for additional launches, is maintaining (its) readiness posture by monitoring related movements," an official in the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff office said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its a projectile as they haven't identified it yet. It seems to be an issue for SK. If they fire short range all the time there should be no news here?

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  # 2283291 25-Jul-2019 10:09
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Ok, you are correct

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/25/north-korean-missile-tests-violated-un-resolutions-says-john-bolton

 

These tests are not allowed or accepted by the US, so the US is toothless and says it's wrong then goes quiet


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