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Old 23.12.2018, 10:30
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Looks like this Govt. shutdown will run for a long time.
The Dems believe Trump is blamed so they are in no hurry.
Trump himself does not really understand what Govt. employees do all day and thinks they are a waste of money and space so he is in no hurry either.

And who visits the NPs in winter anyway?
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It's time to invest in the Chinese steel industry!
Well if they do build this monstrosity wall then in a couple of hundred years they will look back on this time and think what strange people they were.

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Old 23.12.2018, 20:18
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Trump pushing Mattis out two months before his resignation date; what a child Spanky is

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I am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019. Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing. He will be great!
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) blasted President Trump for forcing Defense Secretary James Mattis out two months earlier; “How to describe this?”, “PETTY. WEAK. JUVENILE.”

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Seems that bromance is over!

After pushback, Trump describes pullout from Syria as ‘slow & highly coordinated’ and there is a squadron of pigs flying around the White House
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Old 23.12.2018, 20:26
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Government shutdown results; The National Christmas Tree, near the White House, was dark.
Pathetic and symbolic!
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Old 24.12.2018, 09:37
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday marked Festivus by airing grievances and cracking jokes (Festivus is a made-up holiday that served as the theme of a “Seinfeld” episode).

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Let’s start with POTUS I like the President, I honestly do.
I know people don’t believe me.
But the man seems to have a problem keeping staff around him.
But they solved the problem. I went to the White House the other day and there were at least 14 people in Mick Mulvaney masks.
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Old 24.12.2018, 14:53
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Law of unintended consequences strikes again!

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Most US stock futures down 0.5% now
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Dow is now 10% below start of 2018

Spanky really has surrounded himself with an inept group!
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Old 24.12.2018, 17:00
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For all of the sympathizers out there of Brett McGurk remember, he was the Obama appointee who was responsible for loading up airplanes with 1.8 Billion Dollars in CASH & sending it to Iran as part of the horrific Iran Nuclear Deal (now terminated) approved by Little Bob Corker.
Thought Trump claimed he did know McGurk?

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1. McGurk was appointed by Bush not Obama.
2. They were returning Iran's own money.
3. Corker was strongly against the deal.

Only 3 lies in one tweet; Spanky is losing his touch!
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It’s Christmas marton! Put on some Christmas carols, have a drink FFS.
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Old 24.12.2018, 17:33
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It’s Christmas marton! Put on some Christmas carols, have a drink FFS.
Prost! Actually now drinking an Australian Chardonnay and preparing a pork fillet for roasting to be served with mushroom cream sauce, spinach flavoured pasta and assorted vegetables.....
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Sorry Loz but I cannot resist - this guy is seriously short of a sandwich to make a picnic!!

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I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security.
At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy!
This guy with ca. 500 WH employees, a wife, ex wives, multiple children is alone!!

Anyway, finished up making our evening meal myself as the best alternative to watching little lord Fx with "her indoors"!

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Old 24.12.2018, 22:18
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Christmas Eve briefing with my team working on North Korea – Progress being made. Looking forward to my next summit with Chairman Kim!
"I am all alone (poor me) in the White House" so not all alone? Another Trump lie?
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Old 25.12.2018, 00:02
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump's unprecedented attacks on the US central bank have smashed down the US stock markets again. The Dow fell over 600 points below 21,800 to levels not seen since July 2017.

All the major indices are more than 10% below their level at the start of this year.
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Old 25.12.2018, 00:08
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The S&P 500 is now officially in a bear market and the Dow Jones has fallen below 22,000 and is on track for its worst December since the Great Depression, more than 85 years ago. I am very thankful that I sold the last of my shares about a month ago, just 1% off their peak for the year, but I feel sorry for those who believe(d) in Trump and his, ahem, financial acumen.

Very well done, Trump. Unfortunately he can't blame this one on Obama -- despite attempting to take credit for all the earlier gains set up by Obama's administration. Of course, he is now trying to blame the Fed. I predict a sound financial rally will start the moment Trump is removed from office, however that is achieved.
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Old 25.12.2018, 00:32
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The S&P 500 is now officially in a bear market and the Dow Jones has fallen below 22,000 and is on track for its worst December since the Great Depression, more than 85 years ago. I am very thankful that I sold the last of my shares about a month ago, just 1% off their peak for the year, but I feel sorry for those who believe(d) in Trump and his, ahem, financial acumen.

Very well done, Trump. Unfortunately he can't blame this one on Obama -- despite attempting to take credit for all the earlier gains set up by Obama's administration. Of course, he is now trying to blame the Fed. I predict a sound financial rally will start the moment Trump is removed from office, however that is achieved.
Trump very publicly took the credit for the huge stock market rise during his first year or so in office.

So now the market is falling he simply has to repeat whatever he did last year to cause it to rise.

His problem is he did not actually do anything to drive the stock market rise so now he has nothing in his pocket to counter the falls. I posted September last year (as also did 22 yards) that it is foolish for a President to take credit for stock market rises because then he looks stupid when it falls again.

Knowing Trump his likely next move will be to fire the Fed president which will cause a huge stock market fall.
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Knowing Trump his likely next move will be to fire the Fed president which will cause a huge stock market fall.
Due to the independence of the Fed from government (and politics), I don't think he can -- and according to Steven Mnuchin, nor does Trump.
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Due to the independence of the Fed from government (and politics), I don't think he can -- and according to Steven Mnuchin, nor does Trump.
When was Trump ever interested in following laws; so he fires Mnuchin first
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Spreading a bit of Christmas cheer. https://www.theguardian.com/australi...e_iOSApp_Other
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Never ending story!
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Ex-NATO Supreme Allied Commander @GeneralClark: "I'm very concerned" about the US withdrawal from Syria because "there doesn't seem to be any strategic rationale for the decision."

"Did Erdogan blackmail the president?
Was there a payoff is or something?"
http://cnn.it/2Cxf7vp
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Never ending story!
It looks like just another attempt to placate Turkey into taking heat off the murderous Saudi regime. If Spanky has to agree with the experts in his intelligence service and acknowledge MBS ordered the dismemberment of Jamal Khasogghi then he and Jared can't be so cosy with them. After failing to extradite Fethullah Gulen they had to offer Erdogan something else, and a freehand to slaughter the Kurds will do just fine. That the Kurds are allies of the US and that betrayal forced Mattis to resign is inconvenient but hey it's just business.

'Good' president? seriously? it's a frickin cesspit.
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Spreading a bit of Christmas cheer. https://www.theguardian.com/australi...e_iOSApp_Other

Soon to be congresswoman Cortez has reminded all about the refuge of refuges:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b05c88b6fcfbe7
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