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Old 25.01.2020, 01:08
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I might be blamed for being inattentive (and I'm willing to fully accept the verdict if that's the case ) but:
Did Mohammed Javad Sarif actually show up in Davos or not?
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Old 25.01.2020, 01:30
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I might be blamed for being inattentive (and I'm willing to fully accept the verdict if that's the case ) but:
Did Mohammed Javad Sarif actually show up in Davos or not?
Iran said Monday its Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will skip this week’s World Economic Forum after organizers changed the event he had been planning to take part in.

It is not clear what was changed
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Trump unveiled his new space force logo today on the left, seems similar to the star trek logo on the right?
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Lets hope he's the first one they shoot into space!
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if people don't like that, he'll be out after the next election.
Assuming they get to vote.
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Old 26.01.2020, 01:18
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I thought the Americans don't have restrictions like the Brits?
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I thought the Americans don't have restrictions like the Brits?
Voter suppression, extreme gerrymandering, deliberately misleading election information, the Reps are all about the disenfranchisment. The Brits aren't there yet.
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Old 26.01.2020, 12:14
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Assuming they get to vote.
Assuming they get to vote for the right one.
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Old 26.01.2020, 14:07
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Lets hope he's the first one they shoot into space!
You mean, like a kind of a ban?
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You mean, like a kind of a ban?
Yes. With no return! Like Elon Musks auto!
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Old 26.01.2020, 14:41
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Now there is a 90 minute audio of Spanky talking with Lev Parnas and other people he does not know.

The conversation involving Ukraine begins about 40 minutes into the 1-hour-and-24-minute recording, allegedly Spanky said "'Get rid of her and fire her" about Ukraine ambassador, Yovanovitch.
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Old 26.01.2020, 14:55
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You mean, like a kind of a ban?
No, more like a big bang!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

But does Bolton have to have permission of Trump to testify? Why can't he simply as a private person testify?
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Old 27.01.2020, 11:54
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Steady drip of revelations continues!
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Citing multiple people's description of the unpublished draft manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton, the NY Times reported that John Bolton claims Trump told him in August that he wanted to continue holding military aid to Ukraine until the country helped with investigations into Democrats -- including former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Bolton already said that he would only stand as a witness if he got a Senate subpoena.

Trump has already tweeted multiple times denying this story with little regard for the truth.
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Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief political opponent Benny Gantz are expected to arrive in Washington this week to preview details of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Quite how they will achieve this without involving the Palestinians is a good question!
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...... Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief political opponent Benny Gantz are expected to arrive in Washington this week to preview details of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Quite how they will achieve this without involving the Palestinians is a good question!
"Doing it" without the Palestinians is the source of all the problems, no?
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Old 27.01.2020, 12:28
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"Doing it" without the Palestinians is the source of all the problems, no?
Isn't the whole point about brokering a peace plan, to talk to one side and then to the other before talking to both at the same time?
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Isn't the whole point about brokering a peace plan, to talk to one side and then to the other before talking to both at the same time?
Pretty sure Benny has been in power long enough for us to know his plan for Palestine.
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Old 27.01.2020, 15:45
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Isn't the whole point about brokering a peace plan, to talk to one side and then to the other before talking to both at the same time?
Where did I post "talking to both at the same time", I posted "Quite how they will achieve this without involving the Palestinians is a good question!?"

There is no date planned for the talk with Palestine? It would be more convincing if there was.

In December 2017, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cut ties with the Trump administration after United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Palestinian leaders boycotted and condemned the Bahrain conference in late June 2019 at which the economic part of Trump's peace plan was to be unveiled.

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The Democrat controlled House never even asked John Bolton to testify. It is up to them, not up to the Senate!
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The House asked him to testify on Nov. 7th, 2019.
The White House directed him not to appear, citing executive branch privileges.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Voter suppression, extreme gerrymandering, deliberately misleading election information, the Reps are all about the disenfranchisment. The Brits aren't there yet.
Not to mention the Electoral College. Only about 5-10 states actually matter in deciding the election (20% swings in California, Montana, Idaho, etc. don't change anything). If Trump wins again it will be again after losing the popular vote. This time, it could be possible for him to get elected after losing by 5 million more votes (up from losing by 3 million in 2016).

Democrats have won 6 of the past 7 presidential election popular votes, but with the electoral college only taken power in 4 of the last 7. By 2040, it's expected that 70% of the countries population will be in only 15 states (30%). Even if Trump loses in 2020, this trend will continue. The authoritarianism of Trump, McConnel, and his GOP colleagues is not an anomaly - its a cynical and shrewd tactic to entrench minority governance. Further, because the GOP only needs to maintain two electoral coalitions together to win in these states - nativists & corporatists - we're going to see more politicians like Trump. Racial demagogues for the nativists, and cutting taxes for the wealthy. Without major electoral and governmental reforms, the US is going to be an absolute mess for the foreseeable future.

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If Trump wins again
Trump will win again, and bigger than before.

The Democrats have had four years to come up with a viable alternative, and they haven't and won't.

Pity, but it's a mess of their own making.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Televangelist Paula White, who also serves as President Trump's spiritual adviser seems to be promoting abortion in a recent sermon

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"In the name of Jesus, we command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now,” she also prayed. “We declare that anything that has been conceived in satanic wombs will miscarry, it will not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm."
She is now claiming her words were taken out of context but she chose an extremely unfortunate metaphor!
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