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Old 29.01.2018, 12:32
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Trump administration is considering nationalizing 5G mobile network
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For a GOP administration Trump seems very happy to spend other people's money and so increase national debt which was $19.9 Trillion in Jan 17 when Trump was voted in and is now $20.5 Trillion, ca. $600 Billion more. This before the impact of the $1.5 Trillion tax reform.
Its partly is an issue of national security and strategy. Normally, we wouldn't want government so involved in the economy. But in the case of 5G, there is the danger there of having the network infrastructure comprised by China's advantage, leaving the country vulnerable on many different levels. So it is strategic judgment call. In any case, it will need to be turned over to the private sector for monetization. Perhaps it would only be grandfathered by the government for an interim period.
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Old 29.01.2018, 12:47
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Its partly is an issue of national security and strategy. Normally, we wouldn't want government so involved in the economy. But in the case of 5G, there is the danger there of having the network infrastructure comprised by China's advantage, leaving the country vulnerable on many different levels. So it is strategic judgment call. In any case, it will need to be turned over to the private sector for monetization. Perhaps it would only be grandfathered by the government for an interim period.
But can't the government requisition any infrastructure it needs in time of war?

I believe I read once that in WW2 all the US railroads were placed under temporary government control so they could organize the movement of troops and armaments more efficiently.

Of course when peace returned, the assets were restituted to their correct owners and I would assume some compensation payed.

Isn't that more efficient than acquiring stuff on a "just in case" basis?
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Old 29.01.2018, 12:52
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But can't the government requisition any infrastructure it needs in time of war?

I believe I read once that in WW2 all the US railroads were placed under temporary government control so they could organize the movement of troops and armaments more efficiently.

Of course when peace returned, the assets were restituted to their correct owners and I would assume some compensation payed.

Isn't that more efficient than acquiring stuff on a "just in case" basis?

Sure. The Internet was developed for war.
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Old 29.01.2018, 13:42
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Its partly is an issue of national security and strategy. Normally, we wouldn't want government so involved in the economy. But in the case of 5G, there is the danger there of having the network infrastructure comprised by China's advantage, leaving the country vulnerable on many different levels. So it is strategic judgment call. In any case, it will need to be turned over to the private sector for monetization. Perhaps it would only be grandfathered by the government for an interim period.
More likely the reason to nationalize the 5G network is to provide an easy way for the US Govt. to monitor their own citizen's communications; anyway that is a discussion for another place and time.

I was more interested in the fiscal side where Trump, contrary to his campaign promises, seems to be driving a sharp increase in national debt despite being hand an economy in good shape by Obama.
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"We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt. ... Well, I would say over a period of eight years. And I’ll tell you why.”
Legislation signed by President Trump over the past year will add roughly $1.9 trillion to the debt between fiscal year (FY) 2017 and the fiscal year when a hypothetical second term would end in FY 2025.
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More likely the reason to nationalize the 5G network is to provide an easy way for the US Govt. to monitor their own citizen's communications; anyway that is a discussion for another place and time.

I was more interested in the fiscal side where Trump, contrary to his campaign promises, seems to be driving a sharp increase in national debt despite being hand an economy in good shape by Obama.


Legislation signed by President Trump over the past year will add roughly $1.9 trillion to the debt between fiscal year (FY) 2017 and the fiscal year when a hypothetical second term would end in FY 2025.
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What I find interesting is that lots of people seem to believe that Obama left the US economy in a worse state then under the Republicans, then the blame also goes back further to Clinton? Personally I think the rightwingers love to blame the Liberal establishment for all of their own failures. It's a huge problem in all politics across all nations that involves a very selective memory, and a desire to always point the blame away from yourselves.
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More likely the reason to nationalize the 5G network is to provide an easy way for the US Govt. to monitor their own citizen's communications; anyway that is a discussion for another place and time.

I was more interested in the fiscal side where Trump, contrary to his campaign promises, seems to be driving a sharp increase in national debt despite being hand an economy in good shape by Obama.

Legislation signed by President Trump over the past year will add roughly $1.9 trillion to the debt between fiscal year (FY) 2017 and the fiscal year when a hypothetical second term would end in FY 2025.
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Trump has released some spirits. But I can't discuss that with you.
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Trump has released some spirits. But I can't discuss that with you.
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After Trump left, I suspect the Saudis were laughing their socks off
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Yes, impact is worldwide. The Saudis know what is up, and are cleaning house. Other countries may be compelled to cut taxes and remove regulations to stay competitive, which may stimulate an upward spiral in other places.

Although this does not bode well for tax and spend governments with heavy social states and social programs. It would make it harder to win an election on a platform of higher taxes and more government. eek:

In the meantime, companies are reporting increases of sales and profits, salaries are increasing. Lowest unemployment ever recorded for Blacks, Hispanics and women.

I wouldn't mind if Trump simply drops the mic and leaves at this point before he screws it up.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Hillary Clinton trolls Trump in a surprise appearance at the 2018 Grammys.

The former presidential candidate, along with Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, John Legend and DJ Khaled were among those who read excerpts from Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," the hit book about Trump's first year in the White House.

Clinton read the famous line about Trump's love for fast food: "He had a longtime fear of being poisoned. One reason why he liked to eat at McDonalds. No one knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made."

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Menawhile the new book about Trump will be published today; Media Madness.

Book by Howard Kurtz shows Trump White House obsessed with press

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To update this, it was big *ahem* news in the British media that the two delusional narcissists would get together for TV. With Mr Morgan likening the event to the Nixon Frost interview. How did this even get the green light to broadcast?



ITV bosses: "Piers, dude you've got no credibility in Britain of course we won't give you another prime time show".

Piers Morgan: "But I can get an Interview with my mate, Donald, you know that guy from the Apprentice".

ITV Bosses: "What really? OK lets do it, just don't forget to ask some really poignant and pressing questions. You know like, a lot of people are worried that your tweets could lead to increased nuclear tension and eventually a global nuclear efing war".

PM: "yeah of course, you know I am a serious Journalist and talk show host, after all".

Morgan to Trump: "My question is - are you a big Arsenal fan? I made you a little top, do you like it?"

ITV Bosses: *face palm*

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Yes, impact is worldwide. The Saudis know what is up, and are cleaning house. Other countries may be compelled to cut taxes and remove regulations to stay competitive, which may stimulate an upward spiral in other places.

Although this does not bode well for tax and spend governments with heavy social states and social programs. It would make it harder to win an election on a platform of higher taxes and more government. eek:

In the meantime, companies are reporting increases of sales and profits, salaries are increasing. Lowest unemployment ever recorded for Blacks, Hispanics and women.

I wouldn't mind if Trump simply drops the mic and leaves at this point before he screws it up.
The basic issue with Trump is he has not demonstrated he is good at deal making in a political environment.

His latest proposal on DACA has got him into exactly the same political logjam as he managed with healthcare.

The DACA proposal, like healthcare, was rejected by both extreme right and extreme left. Consequently whichever direction Trump moves the proposal, left or right, he will lose support in one direction while gaining it in the other direction.

Probably the only direction available now will be a temporary extension of the DACA law which helps nobody

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Old 29.01.2018, 18:03
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Bombardier President comments translate as "We do not have a higher speed offering than 330 km/h at a competitive price so you Asian people do not have a good reason to travel faster than 330 km/h"
No it doesn't.
Read YuropFlyer's link too.

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Trump was useful for making the point that Americans do perfectly well without a nanny state. If you would only get the government off the backs of the people, they will perform well on their own without a government nanny.......
I agree about the nanny state being a negative thing.
I can't see what Trump had to do with it, should the American people have realized that.
Anyway, I never had the impression, the US ever has been a nanny-state so far. (Having health insurance for example, is not being a nanny-state).

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Trump has released some spirits. But I can't discuss that with you.

awwww, let us see the light.
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I agree about the nanny state being a negative thing.
I can't see what Trump had to do with it, should the American people have realized that.
Anyway, I never had the impression, the US ever has been a nanny-state so far. (Having health insurance for example, is not being a nanny-state).
He merely started to address regulations and taxation. He started dismantling layers of the Administrative State, by undoing as much of everything Obama has done, and the business community responded.
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Another one today!
California Rep. Darrell Issa announced his retirement from Congress today.
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New Jersey Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2018.

It is really becoming a major flood of GOP resignations.

I make it 41 GOP now and 17 Dems, 11 of the GOP are running for other roles.
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Trump has released some spirits. But I can't discuss that with you.
I though he does'n drink ! http://www.englishforum.ch/images/smilies/eek.gif
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Deputy FBI Director McCabe stepped down today after pressure from FBI director
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Wray reportedly said he was concerned about an inspector general report about McCabe and other top Department of Justice officials' actions during the 2016 presidential race.
It looks like the US Justice system is falling apart and losing credibility; a sad side effect of the current Presidency. Hard to see how this Humpty Dumpty will ever be put together again

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Nunes reviewed classified memo with FBI director on Sunday.
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The House Intelligence Committee on Monday evening voted to make public a GOP-crafted memo alleging what some Republicans say are “shocking” surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to the committee's Democratic members.
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It is not known if the FBI director identified any concerns with the memo or if any changes were made to the memo subsequently.
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New Jersey Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, the chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2018.

It is really becoming a major flood of GOP resignations.

I make it 41 GOP now and 17 Dems, 11 of the GOP are running for other roles.
Seems to be a difference in the numbers; CNN says; Frelinghuysen is the 35th House Republican to announce plans to leave by the end of the year -- as compared to just 15 Democrats.

My numbers included people retiring from the Senate which probably covers the difference.

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The " state of the Uniom"!


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Should have read " state of the unicorn"
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Seems to be a difference in the numbers; CNN says; Frelinghuysen is the 35th House Republican to announce plans to leave by the end of the year -- as compared to just 15 Democrats.
I don't know anyone other than you expressing more sentiments over losing government personalities. It's heartwarming and cute Marton, but we have no attachment to them. Its good to get rid of them all.
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