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Old 14.04.2017, 19:44
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Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law
President Donald Trump privately signed a bill on Thursday that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood.

The bill, which the usually camera-friendly President signed without any media present, reverses an Obama-era regulation that prohibited states from withholding money from facilities that perform abortions, arguing that many of these facilities also provide other family planning and medical services.

"Stripping millions of Americans of the critical health care services that Planned Parenthood provides doesn't just hurt women -- it hurts entire families and their economic security," said Stephanie Schriock, the head of EMILY's List, a Democratic political action committee. "

House Speaker Paul Ryan called the signing a "a major pro-life victory."

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Old 14.04.2017, 19:51
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It's never really gotten out of the Middle Ages as far as abortions go so not really a surprise it's gone backwards again.

More worrying is that even China is worried that the US and North Korea are likely to come to blows.

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Old 14.04.2017, 22:01
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I wouldn't use the term "disappointing", to be disappointed one would have had to have hoped or believed that he would actually do what he claimed he would during the election.

For me personally "unsurprising" would be more apt.
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I always interpreted your stance on Trump as being that you embrace chaos. Seeing as we're now tiptoeing on the edge of the ultimate chaos thanks, in some part, to his actions, why are you disappointed? I totally get the "bombing brown people" point that you've made a few times.
I care little for US domestic policy, being neither American nor living there. And I find it incredible that we suddenly find so many people on this side of the pond who are concerned with goings on in a country with which they have no connection.

US foreign policy is something that does interest me. Before the election Trump made noises that he would withdraw the US from its self appointed role as the world police. This would be good for everyone. That he is now pursuing futile air strikes in the Middle East and Afghanistan is disappointing.
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Old 14.04.2017, 22:23
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I care little for US domestic policy, being neither American nor living there. And I find it incredible that we suddenly find so many people on this side of the pond who are concerned with goings on in a country with which they have no connection.

US foreign policy is something that does interest me. Before the election Trump made noises that he would withdraw the US from its self appointed role as the world police. This would be good for everyone. That he is now pursuing futile air strikes in the Middle East and Afghanistan is disappointing.
"in a country with which they have no connection" Did you miss that the US is the leader of the free world? Whatever the US does impacts all of us.

For example, fracking in the US caused oil and gas prices worldwide to crash by more than half.

Or Trump's executive order banning Muslims where the effect was felt at airports in the US and around the world as people were stopped boarding US-bound flights or held when they landed in the US and also the impact on international students and scholars.

Or Trumps executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions.

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Or Trumps executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions.
In this instance, what is stopping people from other, more "choice-friendly", nations from making up the shortfall? Why do we always have to go running to Uncle Sam for biscuits when we can make our own?
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Old 14.04.2017, 22:34
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"in a country with which they have no connection" Did you miss that the US is the leader of the free world? Whatever the US does impacts all of us.

For example, fracking in the US caused oil and gas prices worldwide to crash by more than half.

Or Trump's executive order banning Muslims where the effect was felt at airports in the US and around the world as people were stopped boarding US-bound flights or held when they landed in the US and also the impact on international students and scholars.

Or Trumps executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions.

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How has Trumps election tangibly affected you?

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Old 14.04.2017, 22:36
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In this instance, what is stopping people from other, more "choice-friendly", nations from making up the shortfall? Why do we always have to go running to Uncle Sam for biscuits when we can make our own?
Why either or? Why not both?
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Old 14.04.2017, 22:41
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How has Trumps election tangibly affected you?

You might try thinking before you post!
Well if you are proposing we only post about things that personally affect us then please go ahead and do that. Of course, you will have to delete a lot of your posts which might be a great loss
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Why either or? Why not both?
Because the president has stopped it, so it's up to other people to pick up the tab.
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US foreign policy is something that does interest me. Before the election Trump made noises that he would withdraw the US from its self appointed role as the world police. This would be good for everyone. That he is now pursuing futile air strikes in the Middle East and Afghanistan is disappointing.
So you would prefer a more isolationist stance from Trump?

The Afghanistan bomb surprised me, especially with the target being so close to the border with Pakistan, and I'm not happy with the warship show of force close to the Korean peninsula. It feels like he's picking a fight on two fronts, which usually ends in disaster, and drags a lot of people into the fray who wouldn't normally be there.
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So you would prefer a more isolationist stance from Trump?

The Afghanistan bomb surprised me, especially with the target being so close to the border with Pakistan, and I'm not happy with the warship show of force close to the Korean peninsula. It feels like he's picking a fight on two fronts, which usually ends in disaster, and drags a lot of people into the fray who wouldn't normally be there.
Don't forget Syria and Iraq so four fronts
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In this instance, what is stopping people from other, more "choice-friendly", nations from making up the shortfall? Why do we always have to go running to Uncle Sam for biscuits when we can make our own?
To some extent that is starting to happen https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...-abortion-fund
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Old 15.04.2017, 09:09
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trump privately signs anti-planned parenthood law
president donald trump privately signed a bill on thursday that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including planned parenthood.

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Old 15.04.2017, 15:45
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Jonathan Pie - spot on, tragically, again .... terrifying, yes Jonathan, that about covers it, Oh yeah.

I am at the stage in my life where I am not so scared for myself- but I grieve, with all my heart, for my granchildren and all the children of the world: (warning, a lot of swearing ...( I have the means to get out quick if necessary):



https://www.facebook.com/JonathanPie...5637637225794/


Oh my, and now from The Times today- he does realise the Royal Gold carriage is not armoured (probably not worked that one out doh ) - who on heck will be paying for the MASSIVE security?? Bonkers:

The White House has made clear it regards the carriage procession down the Mall as an essential element of the itinerary for the visit currently planned for the second week of October, according to officials.

Security sources have warned, however, that the procession will require a “monster” security operation, far greater than for any recent state visit.

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So you would prefer a more isolationist stance from Trump?

The Afghanistan bomb surprised me, especially with the target being so close to the border with Pakistan, and I'm not happy with the warship show of force close to the Korean peninsula. It feels like he's picking a fight on two fronts, which usually ends in disaster, and drags a lot of people into the fray who wouldn't normally be there.
Exactly that. Stop bombing people. Stop trying to implement regime changes. It doesn't work.
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And mean while over in Ireland, Eric Trump thinkings that his dad 'will be a great friend to Ireland'...

This is after Trump has identified Ireland as one of their 5 trade problems - Ireland has a $37b trade surplus with the US.

Of course it is also where Trump wants to build his other wall, the one he claims he need because of climate change! So much for keeping business and the presidency apart...
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Alec Baldwin on Saturday night live here as Trump telling us about his first 100 days successes
and then a sort of Reality show choosing between Bannon and Jared to be Trump's top adviser.
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I care little for US domestic policy, being neither American nor living there. And I find it incredible that we suddenly find so many people on this side of the pond who are concerned with goings on in a country with which they have no connection.
When the US made all flights smokeless that involved at least one US airport, it took just a few more years to effectively make all flights smokeless worldwide. FATCA is also just a US law. Environmental laws are another counterexample, as is (lack of) data protection. How were central banks all over the world forced to react when the US Fed dropped interest rates to virtually zero? Come to think of it, where did the financial products that eventually triggered the financial crisis originate from?

Examples that refute your approach abound. It's foolish to assume that domestic US laws have no effect abroad.

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Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law
President Donald Trump privately signed a bill on Thursday that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood.
Rep POTUS is against, Dem POTUS is pro. Back-forth-back-forth, this is nothing Trump-specific.

With that said, it's not just about "provide abortion service", AFAIK the bill bans even talking about the possibility of abortion.
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Rep POTUS is against, Dem POTUS is pro. Back-forth-back-forth, this is nothing Trump-specific.

With that said, it's not just about "provide abortion service", AFAIK the bill bans even talking about the possibility of abortion.
Talking about "Back-forth-back-forth"

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