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by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:47 pm

Federal court in Maryland has also blocked Trump's travel ban:
https://assets.documentcloud.org/docume ... rump-s.pdf

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by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:56 pm

Trump border wall: Texans receiving letters about their land

Even before President Trump was inaugurated, U.S. citizens who own land along the border reportedly began receiving letters from the Justice Department informing them that the federal government wants their land to build a fence (i.e. the president’s border wall), that it intends to acquire their land and the amount of compensation the government is offering.

Yvette Salinas, a Texan whose ailing mother owns a small parcel of land with her siblings near the Rio Grande was informed by the “Declaration of Taking” letter sent by DOJ that her 1.2 acres was worth $2,900, according to a story in the Texas Observer. She told the Observer that the family’s 16 acres has been in her family for five generations. The government’s letter asks recipients to sign in order to receive compensation, acknowledge that they “do not have an interest” in the case or do not intend to make a claim. It doesn’t really say what landowners should do if, like Salinas, they don’t want to sell their land.

Salinas called the letter “scary” and said “you feel you have to sign.” Her family is consulting a lawyer about its next steps. If other border landowners have the same reluctance to sell as Salinas, the government may have a long battle ahead to secure all the land necessary for the wall, given that the federal government doesn’t own most of it. The nearly 2,000-mile southern border is composed of federal, state, tribal and private lands. There are 632 miles of federal or tribal land -- 33 percent -- and the other 67 percent, most of which is in Texas, is private or state-owned, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Washington Post points out that the president would need Congress to pass a bill to acquire the tribal lands for his wall.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-borde ... heir-land/

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by Preezy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:25 pm

I would LOVE IT if no-one agreed to sell their land and Trumps wall couldn't happen, that would be delicious :twisted:

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Moggy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:14 pm

I wonder if the sovereign citizen ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupatio ... ife_Refuge ) nutters will be protesting and fighting for peoples land in this case?

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Moggy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:27 pm

Looks like there is a clown in charge of the Twitter accounts of the White House and McDonalds.

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by Memento Mori » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:03 pm

Moggy wrote:Looks like there is a clown in charge of the Twitter accounts of the White House and McDonalds.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:19 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Moggy wrote:Looks like there is a clown in charge of the Twitter accounts of the White House and McDonalds.

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by Ecno » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:58 pm

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KKLEIN wrote:Trump, 2016: "We're going to bring jobs back to Detroit, we're going to win like we've never won before. We're going to keep winning and winning, folks. Detroit is going to win so hard you're going to be tired of winning."

Trump, 16 March 2017: Trump plan slashes funding for Detroit, Great Lakes and much more. President Donald Trump this morning will propose a federal budget with far deeper cuts than suggested by recent media reports, altogether eliminating funding for Great Lakes restoration efforts, eradicating tens of millions of dollars in annual funding for Detroit and slashing job training funds, heating assistance for the poor and a vast array of other long-standing programs.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/m ... /99220434/

You can't parody this gooseberry fool.


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It was funny at the time but I think that that conversation may actually happen in Trumps White House.


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by Harry Ola » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:14 pm

There are "no indications" that Trump Tower was under surveillance by the US government before or after the election, a Senate committee has said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39297439

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 pm

What a twat.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:22 pm

Spicey has a press briefing starting now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv-95Y-edbo

Edit: or soon...

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:25 pm

For whatever reason, out of every awful thing in the budget, it's the ending of funding for PBS/NPR that makes me the angriest. An entire sector of the media and free press, easily the most impartial in the US,​ is about to be demolished. :x

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by Memento Mori » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:18 pm

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Though admittedly Trump saying something "true and accurate" is a big if.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Peter Crisp » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:10 am

That guys is strawberry floating disastrous.
How he hasn't been fired yet is a mystery?

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:24 am

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He's allowed to declassify whatever he wants, IIRC. Not much we can do about that.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Rightey » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:40 am

Peter Crisp wrote:That guys is strawberry floating disastrous.
How he hasn't been fired yet is a mystery?


He's an accurate representation of the white house.

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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Harry Ola » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:45 am

So Obama got us to do his dirty work for him apparently.

Mr Spicer quoted Mr Napolitano as saying: "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command.
"He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice, he used GCHQ."

However, breaking tradition of not commenting on intelligence matters ....

A GCHQ spokesman said: "Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president-elect are nonsense.

"They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored."

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