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I'd believe the old bag's claim that all life is sacred if she hadn't spent the rest of her tenure signing 7 death penalty orders.
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I'd believe the old bag's claim that all life is sacred if she hadn't spent the rest of her tenure signing 7 death penalty orders.
Selective sanctity of life.

It's always amazed me that they don't see the glaring irony in "playing god".
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Selective sanctity of life.

It's always amazed me that they don't see the glaring irony in "playing god".
Misread that as 'playing golf'


but nodded in agreement anyway.
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Old 17.05.2019, 21:17
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Well, if the USA isn't a failed state yet, Alabama certainly is.
Never really understood why there is such a gap in the GOP between the extreme attempts to stop killing unborn babies by abortions. But as soon as the child is born there is little interest in keeping them alive by providing affordably healthcare or by supporting the mother financially.
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Never really understood why there is such a gap in the GOP between the extreme attempts to stop killing unborn babies by abortions. But as soon as the child is born there is little interest in keeping them alive by providing affordably healthcare or by supporting the mother financially.
Meh, God looks after his own once they're born. So no one else needs to do anything.
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Old 17.05.2019, 22:53
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Signs of Trump facing reality!
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President Donald Trump lifted steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico today.

The announcement came a day after the Trump administration announced it would delay a decision on imposing new tariffs on foreign automobiles
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There was no announcement that these tariffs or threats of tariffs actually achieved their goals or even what those goals were?

Despite this good news all the main US stock indices finished down today, still freaked by the trade war with China!

Edit: Trade talks between the US and China have come to a halt, sources close to the discussions say, even as President Donald Trump puts an optimistic shine on new tariffs that are spooking markets and escalating tensions.

One of Trump's expressed goals of the China tariffs is to encourage firms to move their production to the US, actually if they do move then they are more likely to move to Mexico where costs are lower; especially if the NAFTA replacement trade deal gets Congress approval.
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Old 18.05.2019, 09:37
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The real reason Uli met Trump

Their Whatsapp chat revealed!
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Old 18.05.2019, 16:00
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Trump beating the drums of war

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Old 18.05.2019, 21:08
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LOL!
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Trump’s casino years: "a blockbuster disaster movie"

As a top adviser to Jeb Bush’s failed 2016 presidential campaign, Mike Murphy was unable to convince Republican voters that Donald Trump was a disastrous businessman and charlatan unfit to run the country.

Now Mr Murphy is hoping to have the last word, this time via the big screen. The veteran Republican political strategist is shopping an unflattering movie project about Mr Trump’s ill-fated Atlantic City days.
Murphy bought the film rights to the book Trumped! The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump — His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall, a first-hand account by John O’Donnell of his agony as a top executive at Mr Trump’s Atlantic City casinos in the 1980s.
Now he is trying to sell it as a movie!!
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Old 18.05.2019, 22:48
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A Michigan Republican, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), and member of the House Freedom Caucus broke with his party Saturday in a rare series of tweets accusing President Trump of "impeachable conduct."

"Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report," Amash wrote Saturday afternoon.
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We live in strange times
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Old 19.05.2019, 21:49
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Several financial moves by legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and Jared Kushner between 2016 and 2017 triggered suspicious activity alerts inside Deutsche Bank, a major lender to the Trump family, according to a report in the New York Times.

Suspicious activity reports were prepared for filing with the US treasury for investigation as possible federal financial crimes. According to the Times, bank executives overruled the employees and did not alert the government.

The Times pointed out that the “red flags raised by employees do not necessarily mean the transactions were improper”.

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Another day in paradise!
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Old 19.05.2019, 22:56
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Don't get me started on Deutsche Bank! When we lived in London, cannot tell you how many we knew who were recruited there for egregious sums on 2-year contracts, and then let go, after 2 years, as a new team was hired for equally egregious sign-on and guaranteed bonuses.

This bank has never had any coherent business plan. Not surprising that even Commerzbank walked away from the reported "government" suggested merger recently.

And also not surprising that Deutsche Bank agreed to lend and keep lending to Trump under dubious/suspicious terms. What bank would ever agree to such terms? Anything for short term profits is my guess. I think Deutsche is doomed to fail but time will tell.
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Several financial moves by legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and Jared Kushner between 2016 and 2017 triggered suspicious activity alerts inside Deutsche Bank, a major lender to the Trump family, according to a report in the New York Times.
To be fair, it was probably just him actually paying someone for the work they did for him.
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This made me smile over the weekend; you know you are completely shit at presidenting when even your impeachment is deemed "not worth it".

Seems to be less "TDS" and more "meh "...

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“I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before,” the House Speaker said. “But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country.”

She added: “And he’s just not worth it.”
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Old 20.05.2019, 23:48
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Bad news day for Trump, look out for a new tweet storm!

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District Judge Amit Mehta today ruled in favor of a subpoena issued by the House Oversight Committee for President Trump's financial records from the accounting firm Mazars.

"These are facially valid legislative purposes, and it is not for the court to question whether the Committee’s actions are truly motivated by political considerations," Mehta wrote.
In his ruling, Mehta noted that the House Oversight panel's "broad investigative power is not new," pointing to investigations conducted by the committee while it was under Republican control.

Mehta also denied a request from Trump lawyer William Consovoy that he issue a stay on the ruling while they appeal the decision to a higher court, meaning that the House Democrats could quickly obtain the president's financial records if Mazars complies with the request before an appeals court potentially intervenes.
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Old 21.05.2019, 10:23
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More chaos in the Trump administration

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To help American companies cope with the shock of banning Huawei equipment, the Trump administration temporarily eased up — just a bit — on its restrictions.

The department issued a temporary general license that lets Huawei buy US goods to maintain existing networks and continue providing wireless services. The company is still banned from buying US equipment to make new products.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said Tuesday that the US temporary license didn't "make much sense," reiterating that the company was prepared for disruptions to its supply chain.
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Probably due to the fact the shares of US chip makers crashed down due to this ban?
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Old 21.05.2019, 19:49
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"the threat from Iran is “on hold,”" How stupid do they believe we are?
Rewrite as "this fake Iran crisis has served its purpose and is now officially put in the pending tray"!

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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday said the threat from Iran is “on hold,” after the deployment of additional U.S. military forces to the Persian Gulf region.

“I think our steps were very prudent and we’ve put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans and that is what is extremely important,” Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon.
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Asked to clarify whether he meant the threat from Iran was diminished or reduced, Shanahan replied, “There haven’t been any attacks on Americans. I would consider that a hold.”
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Are they considered an attack on Americans if the Americans are the invaders? It isn't like the invasion is done on American territory.
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Old 21.05.2019, 23:42
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In one year Tariffs have rebuilt our Steel Industry - it is booming! We placed a 25% Tariff on “dumped” steel from China & other countries, and we now have a big and growing industry. We had to save Steel for our defense and auto industries, both of which are coming back strong!

12:15 PM - 14 May 2019
In the real world;
The nation's steelmakers stocks have plummeted in the year since the Trump administration first signaled that tariffs were coming.
Shares of US Steel are down 70% since their March 2018 peak.
Nucor the largest steelmaker in the country, is down 25% over the same period.

Steel mills reopened, adding about 9,000 jobs to the industry. Existing mills also increased their output.
But they made way too much steel!
The increased production far outpaced the drop in steel imports, causing a 25% drop in steel prices.

Now Trump has dropped steel tariffs on Canadian and Mexico steel, the future for US steel is not looking good
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Old 21.05.2019, 23:51
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In the real world;
The nation's steelmakers stocks have plummeted in the year since the Trump administration first signaled that tariffs were coming.
Shares of US Steel are down 70% since their March 2018 peak.
Nucor the largest steelmaker in the country, is down 25% over the same period.

Steel mills reopened, adding about 9,000 jobs to the industry. Existing mills also increased their output.
But they made way too much steel!
The increased production far outpaced the drop in steel imports, causing a 25% drop in steel prices.

Now Trump has dropped steel tariffs on Canadian and Mexico steel, the future for US steel is not looking good

Just on the news .
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