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It is on video cause I saw the damn thing.
Last night I had a party in my garden with Martians, the ambassador from Neptune and some forklift drivers from Area 51.

You have to believe me since it is on video but the government wiped it of the internet..
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Talking about videos; the Dems are now circulating a fake video of Bernie Sanders scaring Trump.

This promises to be an unique campaign
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Last night I had a party in my garden with Martians, the ambassador from Neptune and some forklift drivers from Area 51.

You have to believe me since it is on video but the government wiped it of the internet..

Good thing the President of Uranus didn't show up. Such a party pooper.
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Talking about videos; the Dems are now circulating a fake video of Bernie Sanders scaring Trump.

This promises to be an unique campaign
That video is from years ago and was a nice fun thing on 9gag and such, and people who do not see it is fake should not be allowed to vote due to lack of braincells.
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LOL. So, you think he's a pretend racist. That makes racist statements and governs like a racist in order to appeal to racist voters... and this is somehow a defense of him? It's a (nonsensical) distinction without a difference.
Maybe half of the voters are racist, how can you ignore that?

(I'm kidding, I have no idea about Trump's world)
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The PUSA never "orders" an attack. He is briefed and given options. He considered option A then refused. He did not create this at all.
Another distinction without a difference. The attack wouldn't have been prepared for without his approval.
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Saudi Arabia and others in OPEC will more than make up the Oil Flow difference in our now Full Sanctions on Iranian Oil. .......

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More and more countries tell Trump what he wants to hear but then do something different!
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Maybe half of the voters are racist, how can you ignore that?

(I'm kidding, I have no idea about Trump's world)
I would have scoffed at that suggestion a couple of years ago. But the willingness of seemingly "mainstream" people to bend over backwards and make excuses for Trump's blatant bigotry has been truly eye-opening. There are a lot of reasons in a 2 party system you might vote for Trump beyond racism (e.g. if you only care about cutting taxes or government regulation of female reproduction), but to pretend that many of his actions (e.g. the Birther movement) weren't vile bigotry shows your hand.

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You mean the caravan of migrants from Central America

I agree people will want to see some quantifiable results; so far he has opened up activities on multiple fronts but has yet deliver results better than his predecessors? Probably he is fighting on too many fronts; China, N. Korea, Iran, the EU, Mexico, the Wall and immigration, Democrats, Census question, the media, 2020 election, &&&&. He has too many balls in the air to manage anyone of them properly.
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That's definitely something that he inherited. Glad we agree on the fact that the US shouldn't try to solve other countries' problems.
Oh yes, Trump definitely inherited all those problems. Inherited them from that useless trouble-maker Obama, in fact. Thanks, Obama, for that trade war with China, and for starting up the hysteria about North Korea. Thanks, Obama, for creating a crisis in Iran and for signing that useless deal, the only effect of which had been to distance Iran from nuclear capability. And what about all those spats with US allies, including the EU? Poor Trump, having to mend all those fences (or is it rebuild bridges? I just don't have the best words) that insensitive Obama damaged with his bumbling foreign policy.

Then there's the problem of having to finish the Wall, which Obama promised to do but failed to deliver, don't you remember? The citizenship question in the census, well, it must have been the Democrats who demanded that, leaving Trump to deliver, poor guy. And the Fake Mainstream Media! Definitely a problem created by Obama, who controlled the media, and inherited by Trump.

So many problems, all inherited by Trump. I'm astonished that he can deal so effectively with all of them and still find time to play golf.

Glad we agree that an incapable, immoral person should not be in charge of the USA's attempts to solve other countries' problems.

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I would have scoffed at that suggestion a couple of years ago. But the willingness of seemingly "mainstream" people to bend over backwards and make excuses for Trump's blatant bigotry has been truly eye-opening. There are a lot of reasons in 2 party system you might vote for Trump beyond racism (e.g. if you only care about cutting taxes or government regulation of female reproduction), but to pretend that many of his actions (e.g. the Birther movement) weren't vile bigotry shows your hand.
I agree with you and I believe you - I too was incredibly naive a few years ago. It doesn't really surprise me now. IMHO, lots of resentments within the American society have been accumulated for some time already, and Trump just offered(s) anyone what they wanted to hear. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets the second mandate, not because he solved anything, but because people can't have enough of this newly found "freedom" - non-politically correct, nation-centered, etc. I always thought the more a society talks about equality and non-discrimination, the less they apply it in practice. The more you talk about women's rights, the less you respect women.
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But....her emailz1!!!one!eleven!!
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I agree with you and I believe you - I too was incredibly naive a few years ago. It doesn't really surprise me now. IMHO, lots of resentments within the American society have been accumulated for some time already, and Trump just offered(s) anyone what they wanted to hear. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets the second mandate, not because he solved anything, but because people can't have enough of this newly found "freedom" - non-politically correct, nation-centered, etc. I always thought the more a society talks about equality and non-discrimination, the less they apply it in practice. The more you talk about women's rights, the less you respect women.
I also wouldn't be surprised if he gets the second mandate!
I see the reason slightly differently; it is like buying lottery tickets - people know they will not win but have hopes. They also know politicians never deliver what they promise but hope is the last to die.
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The Washington, D.C., City Council on Monday ripped President Trump's Independence Day plans, joking about his intention to have military tanks on display when he gives a speech from the Lincoln Memorial.

"We have said it before, and we’ll say it again: Tanks, but no tanks," the council tweeted.

"(PS: The @DeptofDefense agrees)
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The sixth largest U.S. coal company (West Virginia-based Revelation Energy LLC and its affiliate Blackjewel) filed for bankruptcy Monday putting more than 1,000 jobs across Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia at risk.
Hundreds of workers at two coal mines in Wyoming were also reportedly impacted by the bankruptcy.

Cambrian Coal with mines in Kentucky and Virginia filed for bankruptcy a couple of weeks ago.

The third largest coal company Cloud Peak Energy, headquartered in coal-rich Wyoming filed for bankruptcy in May.

They all hope to keep running under Chapter 11 until they find buyers but all face strong competition from much cheaper gas so who will buy; even more difficult - who will lend them short term money to keep going until they find a buyer?

Despite Trump’s repeated promises as a candidate and as president that he would bring back the dying coal industry, more plants have closed during his first two years in office than during former President Obama’s entire first term.

“No group of Americans has been lied to more often by President Trump than coal miners and their families,” said Environmental Working Group (EWG) president Ken Cook. “Clinging to the promises of a President who peddles in falsehoods every day will not bring coal jobs back.”
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The Trump administration said today that it was dropping a citizenship question from the 2020 census, days after the Supreme Court ruled against the question’s inclusion.

Are we tired of winning yet?

Basic issue that Trump's administration have is they do not even try to follow the correct processes for introducing change so they keep crashing into buffers!

Meanwhile a ProPublica investigation published Monday found Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers making racist and sexist postings in a private Facebook group. The group has ca. 9,500 members; if they are really all CBP officers then it is a disgraceful situation.
I doubt the Govt. can afford to fire so many officers as the CBP is already short staffed!
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The National Park Service has reportedly been directed to divert nearly $2.5 million in funding to the Washington, D.C., "Salute to America" event planned by President Trump for the Fourth of July.

The figure is reportedly a fraction of the total cost of this year's event.

The funding, originally intended for upkeep and maintenance in the nation's national park system, was redirected for the celebration.
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Seems one group plan to hand out free John McCarthy T-shirts and another will fly the Trump blimp.

How much of the event will shown by the TV services is not yet announced.

Meanwhile a judge blocked an order from Attorney General William Barr that stated certain asylum-seekers can be detained indefinitely.

U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman in Washington state wrote that it was "unconstitutional".
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Poor old guy has escaped from his carer, again!

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The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE!
We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.

5:06 PM - 3 Jul 2019
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My focus, and that of the bureau and the entire department, is to conduct a complete and accurate census,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday in a statement.
As I posted before Spanky is trying to do too many things at the same time and the poor old guy is getting confused, or showing typical signs of short term memory loss....
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I also wouldn't be surprised if he gets the second mandate!
I see the reason slightly differently; it is like buying lottery tickets - people know they will not win but have hopes. They also know politicians never deliver what they promise but hope is the last to die.
But of course, that too. Plus they can have a lot more "circus" if not more "pane", Trump allows it. And we're constantly told by various people that that's a good thing...

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The Trump administration said today that it was dropping a citizenship question from the 2020 census, days after the Supreme Court ruled against the question’s inclusion.

Are we tired of winning yet?

Basic issue that Trump's administration have is they do not even try to follow the correct processes for introducing change so they keep crashing into buffers!

Meanwhile a ProPublica investigation published Monday found Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers making racist and sexist postings in a private Facebook group. The group has ca. 9,500 members; if they are really all CBP officers then it is a disgraceful situation.
I doubt the Govt. can afford to fire so many officers as the CBP is already short staffed!
It's all allowed now.
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Despite all of Trumps tariffs

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The U.S. trade deficit in May rose a sharp $4.3 billion, or 8.4 percent, to reach $55.5 billion, despite efforts by President Trump to increase the country's net exports.

Imports were up at 3.3 percent, or $266.2 billion, as compared to April.

All in all, that puts the deficit for the first five months of the year at $14.7 billion, or 6.4 percent, higher than the same period in 2018.
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[QUOTE=marton;3080637]Poor old guy has escaped from his carer, again!

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The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE!
We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.

5:06 PM - 3 Jul 2019

Yesterday from the Head of the Commerce Dept.
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“The Census Bureau has started the process of printing the decennial questionnaires without the question.
My focus, and that of the bureau and the entire department, is to conduct a complete and accurate census,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday in a statement.
As I posted before Spanky is trying to do too many things at the same time and the poor old guy is getting confused, or showing typical signs of short term memory loss....
************************************************** *************

Following Trump's tweet today the DOJ now say they are working on finding a legal path to include the citizenship question in the next census!

This has upset Judge George Hazel, who is currently overseeing the federal lawsuit over the citizenship question in Maryland, because a DOJ lawyer told him this morning the Citizenship Question will not be on the Census so he can drop the lawsuit,
Now Judge Hazel wants to know WTF is going on!!

Even if the DOJ do find a legal path to include the citizenship question then there is the question of how will the Census Bureau react; they already started printing multi million copies of the census. The Supreme Court starts next session on October 7th by when the Census Bureau will have spent a kings ransom on printing!
The 2010 census cost ca. $13 billion so does the Census bureau have enough budget to do it over?

Anyway maybe Judge George Hazel will stop the citizenship question.

This administration could not organise a p#ss-up in a brewery!!
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