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by Alvin Flummux » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:35 pm

Government funded religious police? :dread: I hope Gorsuch's ready for that case...
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Lagamorph » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:02 pm

So now Trump is offering China a better trade deal in exchange for helping with North Korea.

He's also changed his mind and decided China aren't manipulating currency anymore.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:07 am

Lagamorph wrote:So now Trump is offering China a better trade deal in exchange for helping with North Korea.

He's also changed his mind and decided China aren't manipulating currency anymore.


Oh noooo trump is now controlled by china instead of Russia :shock:

I get the impression trump changes his mind a lot.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:09 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:So now Trump is offering China a better trade deal in exchange for helping with North Korea.

He's also changed his mind and decided China aren't manipulating currency anymore.


Oh noooo trump is now controlled by china instead of Russia :shock:

I get the impression trump changes his mind a lot.


He agrees with whatever he was told was true by the last person he talked to.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by lex-man » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:18 am

Apperently Japan are sending war ships to North Korea as well.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:20 pm


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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Moggy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:30 pm

Looks like Donny has woken up!
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Gandalf » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:48 pm

Moggy wrote:Looks like Donny has woken up!


Judging by that last Tweet, it looks like he's still in dreamland!!
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:44 pm

Taking cues from the Putin-Trump school of politics.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by KK » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Is he seriously trying to get a "USA" chant started via Twitter...
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Harry Ola » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:54 pm

Looks like we can kiss any special trade deal goodbye.

GCHQ were first to alert the US to the links between Trump and Russia.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:35 pm

How do Republican politicians get away with talking like this to their constituents?
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) faced off with constituents at a town hall this week, telling the members of the audience that they don't pay his salary.

"You say you pay for me to do this? That’s bullcrap," Mullin said at the town hall in Jay, Okla., according to a video of the incident.

"I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got here and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go,” he added.

After constituents pushed back, Mullin reiterated that being a lawmaker is not "how I make my living."

“I’m just saying ... this is a service for me, not a career, and I thank God this is not how I make my living,” he said.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... -i-pay-for

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by Memento Mori » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:53 pm

Garth wrote:How do Republican politicians get away with talking like this to their constituents?



Gerrymandering.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:45 pm

U.S. May Launch Strike If North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger

The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.

North Korea has warned that a "big event" is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to a nuclear test that could come as early as this weekend.

The intelligence officials told NBC News that the U.S. has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site.

American heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam to attack North Korea should it be necessary, and earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being diverted to the area.

The danger of such an attack by the U.S. is that it could provoke the volatile and unpredictable North Korean regime to launch its own blistering attack on its southern neighbor.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-m ... ar-n746366
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Peter Crisp » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:04 am

I just can't believe that the US has put someone in power with such piss poor judgement on a global stage and still has people who will back him to the hilt. I honestly think he could start WW3 and his supporters would just say he's doing a good job because only 75% of Americans were killed in the first strike and anyone who says otherwise is just peddling fake news.

It's times like these I'm glad I don't live there despite being more interested in their politics than I am about ours.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:44 am

CIA head: WikiLeaks a 'non-state hostile intelligence service'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday hammered WikiLeaks, calling the organization a "non-state hostile intelligence service."

In his first major public appearance since taking the top intelligence post in the Trump administration, Pompeo took aim at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked confidential information about NSA surveillance to news outlets before seeking refuge in Russia.

"It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: A non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia,” he said.

Pompeo said disclosures by Assange and Snowden have done "great harm to our nation’s national security and they will continue to do so in the long term," adding that the revelations have hurt the U.S.'s relations with foreign partners.

The Trump administration has been publicly critical of WikiLeaks since inauguration, even though President Trump staunchly backed them as a candidate.

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity ... ce-service
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:20 pm

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