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Old 24.05.2018, 18:31
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LOL.
Thanks but I even got rid of the "Gold Vreneli" because stuff lying around annoys me. And they were worth a dinner out at least.

Trump will probably buy them all?
The White House has cut the price to $59 from $85 here

Edit: If Summit Does Not Occur You can Request a Refund but Most Supporters Have Said They Want This Heirloom of
Political History Regardless of Outcome.

Note: Typical Trump use of capitals with no apparent logical structure; some verbs have capitals but not all
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Old 24.05.2018, 18:36
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$59 for a souvenir of something that never happened?
A tin of Swiss mountain air is more genuine than that!

Interesting concept though: If you back-up fake news with a souvenir, officially released by a governement ...... does the fake become reality then? And when? After 50 - 100 - 500 years?
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Old 24.05.2018, 20:25
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$59 for a souvenir of something that never happened?
A tin of Swiss mountain air is more genuine than that!

Interesting concept though: If you back-up fake news with a souvenir, officially released by a governement ...... does the fake become reality then? And when? After 50 - 100 - 500 years?
Probably not, I was sorting through some old stuff and found an original Charles/Diane wedding commemorative coin with gold finish; probably worth CHF 5,00 plus/minus.
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Old 24.05.2018, 20:38
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No comment needed, NY Daily News
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NFL didn't hold formal vote before passing anthem policy

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There is no US law requiring civilians to stand for the US anthem.

Currently the only civilians who can be fined for not standing are NFL players!

If Spanky thinks to stand for the US anthem is such a great idea for civilians then why does he not bring in an appropriate law?
Answers on a post card please
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Old 24.05.2018, 20:39
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Probably not, I was sorting through some old stuff and found an original Charles/Diane wedding commemorative coin with gold finish; probably worth CHF 5,00 plus/minus.
If it has a value denomination on it, it is worth at least that as even if nobody else wants to buy it, that's what the bank will take it for.

Commemorative coins without any nominal value are for the most part just bric-a-brac.
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Old 24.05.2018, 20:53
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NFL didn't hold formal vote before passing anthem policy

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There is no US law requiring civilians to stand for the US anthem.

Currently the only civilians who can be fined for not standing are NFL players!

If Spanky thinks to stand for the US anthem is such a great idea for civilians then why does he not bring in an appropriate law?
Answers on a post card please
That would mean he'd actually have to do some work instead of tweeting all the time.
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Old 24.05.2018, 21:20
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General assumption was wrong.

"President Donald Trump has ordered a national security probe into vehicle imports, which could bring new tariffs.
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Most vehicle imports into the US come from the NAFTA partners.

Consequently it is hard to understand how any proposal for new tariffs could smoothly mesh in with the current NAFTA renegotiations?

One of Trumps major strengths is claimed to be his ability to make deals, however here we are nearly one and a half years into his Presidency; which new deals can we point to?
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Old 24.05.2018, 21:32
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Written in Trumpesque style is the only humorous thing about it, diplomacy or eloquence is not strong in this one.

Trump's letter to Kim Jong-un to cancel summit
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Old 24.05.2018, 22:02
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Let's say I invited somebody. This somebody writes me a letter they will not appear. What sense does a sentence like <<If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.>> make?
I didn't cancel. In what respect am I supposed to change my mind?

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President Trump on Thursday canceled his nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing Kim’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” toward the United States.

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Typical Trump, maybe the meeting will be on again in an hour or maybe it was never a reality?

Glad I did not move my wine out of our bomb shelter; maybe should add some more bottles?
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/...041974273?s=21
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Old 24.05.2018, 22:27
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Best tweet reply so far
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Old 24.05.2018, 22:39
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President Trump said his campaign of “maximum pressure” would continue, involving the “strongest sanctions ever imposed”.
However, in the wake of Trump’s withdrawal from this summit, soon after abrogating a nuclear deal with Iran that had global support, there are now serious doubts over his ability to galvanise international support for increased sanctions, or even enforce the existing sanctions regime.
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Old 24.05.2018, 22:59
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President Trump said his campaign of “maximum pressure” would continue, involving the “strongest sanctions ever imposed”.
However, in the wake of Trump’s withdrawal from this summit, soon after abrogating a nuclear deal with Iran that had global support, there are now serious doubts over his ability to galvanise international support for increased sanctions, or even enforce the existing sanctions regime.
So Kim Jong-un (allegedly) destroyed their "North Korea’s only known nuclear test site" in front of journalists and (factually) let American detainee free.
How exactly are the "strongest sanctions ever imposed" appropriate right at this moment?
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Old 26.05.2018, 10:25
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Another U turn!

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We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date.
Another example of the conundrum; is Trump a genius playing multidimensional chess or simply out of his depth?

N. Korea does not seem to have offered anything new to restart these talks?

It seems unlikely that the US will have enough time before June 12th for planning and logistics never mind forming a solid negotiation position.
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Old 26.05.2018, 15:59
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Spankie is losing the PR battle
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Kim is managing to position himself as the one seeking peace.

Whereas Trump wrote in his cancellation letter his decision would be "to the detriment of the world" so he puts his personal animus ahead of what is good for the world
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Old 26.05.2018, 16:10
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..... so he puts his personal animus ahead of what is good for the world
Was that a serious question?
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Old 26.05.2018, 16:23
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Was that a serious question?
Rhetorical
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Trump posthumously pardoned boxer Jack Johnson

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Old 26.05.2018, 17:12
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Trump posthumously pardoned boxer Jack Johnson

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<<US prosecutors argued that Johnson's relationship with Lucille Cameron was a "crime against nature", and an all-white jury took less than two hours to convict him. >>

Trump: <<"He served 10 months for what many view as a racially motivated injustice." >>
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Trump: <<"He served 10 months for what many view as a racially motivated injustice." >>
Clearly Trump thought that Johnson was a white man.
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