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I don't know if Trump is this smart. But just maybe his strategy is to kill off the border dispute by creating facts that cannot be reversed, thus forcing the compromise to be built on other points where agreement is more possible.
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Indeed, one of Trumps master strokes was choosing Pence.

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Trump is not an idiot. While his opposition plays to a politics of hurt feelings, he's delivering practical and measurable results. Retirement plans are up in double digit percentages since he took office, along with a bunch of other improvements not reported in the press. Come election time, real world results are hard to turn down in exchange for perceptions of hurt feelings.

Amogles is spot on. The Palestinians need true leadership that is concerned about lasting peace and prosperity for Palestinians, namely how they can benefit from the values Israel produces. At the moment, their politics are about their own power, at the cost of sacrificing Palestinian lives.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Tuesday will be the Alabama Senate vote day where Trump and the GOP (mostly) are supporting an alleged child molester.
President Trump is "on trial" in Roy Moore's campaign for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, the Republican candidate's top political strategist, Dean Young, said Sunday.

Democrat Doug Jones has a 50 percent to 40 percent lead over Republican Roy Moore in a new Fox News poll released this morning.

Whereas two polls - the first by the Trafalgar Group and the second by Gravis - show Moore leading by as much as 5 points.

Alabama is a bright red state where Trump won by 28 points.

I believe Moore will win because too few GOP voters will be able to bring themselves to vote Dem, not enough GOP females will abstain from the vote to support their children and not enough people of colour are motivated to turn out for the Dems.

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The 5 Best 5 Star Hotels in Gaza City of 2017 (with Prices) here
So are we saying because somewhere has some nice hotels in some bits of it, everything is fine and dandy for the inhabitants? Pyongyang has a 6 star hotel!
Hell, Leeds even has a Waitrose!
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Economic growth due to tax reform alone won't cover full cost of GOP plan, US Treasury says.

Treasury assumes that corporate tax changes would spur half the economic expansion, while the other half would mostly come from yet-to-be determined proposals for overhauling the welfare system and improving infrastructure.

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So in the end the poor will have to pay for the tax cuts?
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The 5 Best 5 Star Hotels in Gaza City of 2017 (with Prices) here
Apologies, I should have realised you were taking the mick I didn't follow your link.

Booking.com lists 1 ***** in Gaza - 94chf a night, sounds a bargain
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In a dispute between a stronger and a weaker partner, the weaker partner needs to be smarter. Today it seems to me the Israelis are both stronger and smarter. The Palestians need to elect a smarter leadership.
You're implying they can do something about it, I think that's not true. And as long as Israel has the US's uncritical backing that won't change, least of all after Trump's announcement.

International law says Israel has no say in East Jerusalem. Anything to the contrary is illegal, just like the settlements in the westbank. Neither Israel nor the US care about legality though, there are plenty of precedents. Saying on that base the current state is the Palestineans fault is quite cynical.

Trump's announcement made sure there will not be a 2-state solution. As a result there will probably be ever more Intifadas, looks like the third just started.
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At least there's some good news for space exploration: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ck-to-the-moon

However, time will tell if a bunch of words can be put into action.
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At least there's some good news for space exploration: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...ck-to-the-moon

However, time will tell if a bunch of words can be put into action.
Well there goes Trump tax cuts; the last estimate of costs for such space exploration was $500 per taxpayer

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Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia - so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!
Hard for him to prove he never knew or met them especially since several incidents were in Mar-a-Lago..

In a letter, 56 US lawmakers who are members of the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG) ask Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) to open an investigation into the matter after more than a dozen women have "publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct."
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Well there goes Trump tax cuts; the last estimate of costs for such space exploration was $500 per taxpayer

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Hard for him to prove he never knew or met them especially since several incidents were in Mar-a-Lago..

In a letter, 56 US lawmakers who are members of the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG) ask Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) to open an investigation into the matter after more than a dozen women have "publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct."
It gets better. After she asked him to resign over his sexual misconduct, Trump tweeted about Senator Gillibrand saying she was in his office "begging" for his contributions and "would have done anything" for them. Presidential.
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Well there goes Trump tax cuts; the last estimate of costs for such space exploration was $500 per taxpayer
It never ceases to surprise me the misconception that space research costs too much.

Maybe this can give a better perspective:

http://www.penny4nasa.org/

All in all the payback from space research is far greater then the investment. The Apollo program in the 60s put the world technology wise more the 20 years ahead of its time.
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It never ceases to surprise me the misconception that space research costs too much.

Maybe this can give a better perspective:

http://www.penny4nasa.org/

All in all the payback from space research is far greater then the investment. The Apollo program in the 60s put the world technology wise more the 20 years ahead of its time.
According to the link you posted, in the peak years of the moon missions NASA took around 5% of the Federal Budget.
Assuming Federal Budget in 2018 is similar to 2017 @ $3.6 Trillion then Trump's plan could cost $180 Billion per year versus as an example the cost of tax reform @ $150 Billion

I did not write space research costs too much, simply that space research costs a lot and Trump must find the funding; it will not drop out of the sky on its own
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I did not write space research costs too much, simply that space research costs a lot and Trump must find the funding; it will not drop out of the sky on its own
Shepard played golf on the moon. Perhaps the Donald is thinking of developing an exclusive club?
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The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) is suing the Trump administration over its plans to build the border wall through its Butterfly Center in South Texas.

The 100-acre wildlife center and botanical garden abuts the Rio Grande and is part of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Lower Rio Grande Valley Wildlife Corridor.

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This border wall project will be buried under multiple law suits for years
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The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) is suing the Trump administration over its plans to build the border wall through its Butterfly Center in South Texas.

The 100-acre wildlife center and botanical garden abuts the Rio Grande and is part of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Lower Rio Grande Valley Wildlife Corridor.

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This border wall project will be buried under multiple law suits for years
Mexican butterflies now pass the US borders? It's worse than Trump knew, innit!
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Well there goes Trump tax cuts; the last estimate of costs for such space exploration was $500 per taxpayer

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Hard for him to prove he never knew or met them especially since several incidents were in Mar-a-Lago..

In a letter, 56 US lawmakers who are members of the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG) ask Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) to open an investigation into the matter after more than a dozen women have "publicly accused the President of sexual misconduct."
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders promised that she would produce a list of eyewitnesses to exonerate President Trump from allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
In a statement, the White House said these eyewitnesses “totally disputed in most cases” the accusations that women have raised against Trump.

Later the White House produced a list of only three names claiming to be eye witnesses in just two of the many sexual harassment claims.
Two of the witnesses claim to refute the allegations that Trump walked in on naked contestants in the 2006 Miss USA pageant. However neither of the witnesses was a contestant in the 2006 Miss USA pageant.

Anyway Trump on the Howard Stern show "Trump told Stern he walked backstage when beauty queens were naked" Source

The third witness lacks credibility here.
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Trump signed a defense spending bill, saying the military must be "perfecto". Proves he's a sexist bigot... because why couldn't he just call it "perfecta"???

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tr...rticle/2643234

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Trump signed a defense spending bill, saying the military must be "perfecto". Proves he's a sexist bigot... because why couldn't he just call it "perfecta"???

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tr...rticle/2643234

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A signature without any worth today because there is no budget approved for this bill to increase defense spending.
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Trump signed a defense spending bill, saying the military must be "perfecto".
Okay, it was great fun but now it's time the Americans admit it was all just a great big joke and the American president actually is ...... Mr. ...... Mrs .... ?
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Okay, it was great fun but now it's time the Americans admit it was all just a great big joke and the American president actually is ...... Mr. ...... Mrs .... ?
Americans? Such a large group of hombres. Admit what? Why? Who needs that? I don't expect all Americans to be intelligent. For a large number of people Trump will always be El Presidente. And I'm not referring to the Spanish speaking population...the irony
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