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Old 27.08.2018, 22:58
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Trump announces agreement with Mexico on NAFTA overhaul

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Certainly the changes described will increase the consumer prices of US manufactured cars

One part of the plan is to regulate that at least 75% of parts in a car must be US or Mexico made, up from 62.5 percent.

Ironically the only US made vehicles anywhere near meeting this goal are Hondas — the Odyssey minivan and Ridgeline pickup.
Since the "missing" parts are made in Asia who will be the brave people to invest and build new factories to make these parts now; especially as there is no guarantee this 75% rule will survive Trump who will be certainly gone in 6 years; maybe sooner!

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Trump announces agreement with Mexico on NAFTA overhaul
It is no overhaul, it's something different because Canada (so far at least) isn't party to it.
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Old 28.08.2018, 10:28
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It is no overhaul, it's something different because Canada (so far at least) isn't party to it.
Indeed.
Difficult to know how Canada will react to this.

Nobody likes to be forced to agree to something they did not negotiate?

Trump is desperate to have a completed agreement before the November 6 mid-Term elections although due to the 90 day Congress review required the deal will not be completely finalised before end of November.

It is widely expected that the Dems will win the majority in the November mid-Term elections but they will not be sworn in as Congressmen before the end of the year (except for 13 States before Dec 31st) so they cannot block these NAFTA changes.

If they really do not like the NAFTA changes and they do have a majority then they can try to reverse the regulations but it is unlikely Trump would sign such Bills.
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Old 28.08.2018, 10:53
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I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” - make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!
Meanwhile in the alternative world.

Manafort sought deal with Mueller, but talks fell apart.
Manafort's defense team reportedly held plea discussions with prosecutors but the talks stalled over objections raised by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Hard to know where the truth lies?

The original report that Manafort sought deal with Mueller came from the Wall Street Journal which usually supports Trump?
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Old 28.08.2018, 13:36
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Indeed.
Difficult to know how Canada will react to this.

Nobody likes to be forced to agree to something they did not negotiate?

Trump is desperate to have a completed agreement before the November 6 mid-Term elections although due to the 90 day Congress review required the deal will not be completely finalised before end of November.

It is widely expected that the Dems will win the majority in the November mid-Term elections but they will not be sworn in as Congressmen before the end of the year (except for 13 States before Dec 31st) so they cannot block these NAFTA changes.

If they really do not like the NAFTA changes and they do have a majority then they can try to reverse the regulations but it is unlikely Trump would sign such Bills.
Add the fact that Mexico's Nieto will hand the presidency over to his successor Obrador November 30.

According to the Tagesanzeiger, like the North-Korea paper, this paper is more a memorandum of understanding rather than an agreement, and it's bilateral. Trump says he'll negotiate a like one with Canada, and that he won't use the term NAFTA any more.

How easy it will be to push this through the Senate, even this year, is to be seen. Nobody was particularly pleased by the reactions caused by Trump's tarriffs.

So NAFTA probably is a thing of the past.
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Old 28.08.2018, 13:59
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Add the fact that Mexico's Peña Nieto will hand the presidency over to his successor López Obrador December 1st.

According to the Tagesanzeiger, like the North-Korea paper, this paper is more a memorandum of understanding rather than an agreement, and it's bilateral. Trump says he'll negotiate a like one with Canada, and that he won't use the term NAFTA any more.

How easy it will be to push this through the Senate, even this year, is to be seen. Nobody was particularly pleased by the reactions caused by Trump's tarriffs.

So NAFTA probably is a thing of the past.
get it right.
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Old 28.08.2018, 14:16
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Add the fact that Mexico's Nieto will hand the presidency over to his successor Obrador November 30.

According to the Tagesanzeiger, like the North-Korea paper, this paper is more a memorandum of understanding rather than an agreement, and it's bilateral. Trump says he'll negotiate a like one with Canada, and that he won't use the term NAFTA any more.

How easy it will be to push this through the Senate, even this year, is to be seen. Nobody was particularly pleased by the reactions caused by Trump's tarriffs.

So NAFTA probably is a thing of the past.
Mostly so except one fly in this ointment!
Despite Trump saying there is a new bilateral agreement: the "US-Mexico Trade Agreement," which he said would replace the trilateral free trade deal. His own people, the US trade representative's office, officially described the agreement as "a preliminary agreement in principle ... to update the 24-year-old NAFTA with modern provisions representing a 21st century."

Plus the Mexican President Enrique Peña-Nieto, who joined Trump in the Oval Office by speakerphone, emphasized three times the importance of Canada joining the burgeoning agreement.

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So is this a clever Spanky negotiating tactic or a tired old man losing the thread?
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get it right.
The old prez leaves on 30 November, that's when he'll hand over the reigns. December 1 he has no longer anything to hand over, he's a layman again.
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So is this a clever Spanky negotiating tactic or a tired old man losing the thread?
I think it's more like the NK paper, and what I believe someone has hinted at quite some time ago: Trump sees himself as in charge of the big stuff, let the lower charges work out the difficult details.
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get it right.
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Old 28.08.2018, 14:28
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Barack Obama, to whom Trump constantly compares himself, had an immigrant father
No, he didn't, his father was a visiting student who returned home to Kenya after finishing his studies, he was not an immigrant.

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Old 28.08.2018, 14:31
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The old prez leaves on 30 November, that's when he'll hand them over.
I think it's more like the NK paper, and what I believe someone has hinted at quite some time ago: Trump sees himself as in charge of the big stuff, let the lower charges work out the difficult details.
One correction from my side, general view seems to be that Congress will not be able to get their act together to vote on this before 2019; if there is a Dem majority then it will be interesting times.

I agree Trump sees himself as in charge of the big stuff & lets the lower charges work out the difficult details. Problem is with these Govt. level decisions the devil is in the details which is why so many of Trump's big stuff decisions have been successfully challenged in Court.
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Old 28.08.2018, 14:42
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The old prez leaves on 30 November, that's when he'll hand over the reigns. December 1 he has no longer anything to hand over, he's a layman again.
I think it's more like the NK paper, and what I believe someone has hinted at quite some time ago: Trump sees himself as in charge of the big stuff, let the lower charges work out the difficult details.




December 1st is when he hands over the reigns, he remains the president until he gives away the sash to López Obrador
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Old 28.08.2018, 14:57
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Spanky pledges to purge Google's left wing views!

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Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal?
96% of results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.
They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!
When I made a google “Trump News” search then around a third of the results were from that well known Fake (sic) New Media Fox News!

When I made a google “Trump Good News” search then only around 10% of the results were from that well known Fake (sic) New Media Fox News!
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"Fake New"
"Stories is bad."
"X & X is shut out."

Good of him to let one of those kids from his flag class write his tweet.
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December 1st is when he hands over the reigns reins, he remains the president until he gives away the sash to López Obrador
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December 1st is when he hands over the reigns, he remains the president until he gives away the sash to López Obrador
I'm super interested to see what AMLO will do. Sort of an enigma. I'd probably be apprehensive if I was a Mexican citizen, but from the outside looking in he's fascinating.
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Old 28.08.2018, 15:49
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I'm super interested to see what AMLO will do. Sort of an enigma. I'd probably be apprehensive if I was a Mexican citizen, but from the outside looking in he's fascinating.




he is trumpian in so many ways and the opposite of trump in others.


Luckily for me, I got my C permit. but yeah, it could go either way
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Old 28.08.2018, 17:00
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I don't think Spanky really understands what a trade surplus/deficit is or whether it is good or bad?

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I smile at Senators and others talking about how good free trade is for the U.S. What they don’t say is that we lose Jobs and over 800 Billion Dollars a year on really dumb Trade Deals....and these same countries Tariff us to death. These lawmakers are just fine with this!
A view on this topic or here.
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Old 28.08.2018, 17:04
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The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board on Tuesday criticized President Trump over the trade deal he announced Monday with Mexico, calling it “notably worse in many ways” than the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Usually Wall Street Journal’s editorial board are pro-Trump
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Two guys with Bachelor degrees claiming an MA is limited intellectually?

The fuss about Trump removing John Brennan's security clearance shows no sign of dying down!

It is actually not clear if this security clearance is actually removed!
The legal process is the person must be informed in writing with the reason for the removal and the appeal process defined. There is no public information that this notification exists.

Same with Trump's threat to double tariffs on Turkey, this is not showing up yet in the official list here
John Brennan, ex CIA director, still has not had any official notification that he has lost his security clearance!

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I suppose this is one of those things where the lower charges have to work out the difficult details?

Did I ever post "you could not make this stuff up"!
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