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Posted in: Trump says ending S Korea war games not concession to Kim See in context

“...very, very expensive...”

Trump must have been referring to the dozens of millions of dollars spent on golf outings to one of his resorts with the tabs picked up by taxpayers. Or maybe the costs borne by taxpayers so Ivanka could go to China to negotiate trademarks for the Trump brand name,

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Posted in: U.S. House panel casts wide net in Trump obstruction probe See in context

Lock Trump up! Drain Trump’s cesspool!

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Posted in: Back home from Hanoi, Trump faces more political headwinds See in context

“He’s got you riled up...”

‘Troll the libs’, the other most important belief of Cult 45ists, second only to ‘believe everything their political messiah Trump says’. Trump tells his faithful he believes what Kim, Putin, MbS and other despots tell him, and not what the US intelligence agencies say, and the faithful shout amen.

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Posted in: Report says Trump demanded top-secret clearance for Kushner See in context

“Who do you believe.”

Bingo. Trump Inc. only have credibility with their rapidly shrinking base. They’re using the WH just to increase the value of the Trump brand name and get as many connections as they can before the don leaves office. They’ve never cared one anything about the 99.9% of Americans. Break up Trump Inc.!

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Posted in: Back home from Hanoi, Trump faces more political headwinds See in context

So now it’ll be back to “... but the southern border....” and Trump’s other distractions from his inside trading, nepotism, etc. Didn’t Trump say Mexico was going to pay for the wall.

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Posted in: Trump says talks with Kim failed over N Korean sanctions demands See in context

The photo-op increased the value of the trump brand name globally and provided temporary distraction from the crimes of trump inc.

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Posted in: Trump's former lawyer Cohen calls him 'racist, conman, cheat' See in context

“... ran for office to make his brand great, not to make our country great”

Nutshell. And now trump’s in Vietnam pushing his and Ivanka’s brand names. All expenses paid by theUS taxpayers. Has Trump released his current tax info so the public can learn about his numerous investments?

I wonder if trump will re-tell his stories about avoiding STDs while his daddy was paying for his military deferments so he and his fellow privileged class wouldn’t have to serve their country but still live large off their daddies investments in war industries.

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Posted in: Trump, Kim begin their 2nd summit in Vietnam See in context

Cult of personality redux. Fortunately in the US the trump cultists remain a minority.

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Posted in: Trump's ex-fixer Cohen to give new Russia details to Congress See in context

Trump’s ‘lies, racism and cheating’ matter not to his followers The only defense they have is ‘someone else is bad, too.’

It’s pathetic that anyone would take Sarah Sanders at her word. And only the most devout trump followers believe anything he says. Fortunately they remain a minority.

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Posted in: Nuclear weapons on menu at Trump-Kim dinner See in context

Russia wants a gas pipeline through Korea. Given NK’s links with Russia, expect more pressure on trump to ease up on sanctions and other restrictions. Maybe all trump inc. want in return is rights to develop properties in NK to go along with all the deals they’re making for themselves with China. And Russia.

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un arrives in Hanoi for summit with Trump See in context

The Trump brand name gets more exposure. How many trademarks have the Chinese granted Ivanka and trump Inc. since the don’s been in the White House? Will there be a chain of trump properties along the Belt and Road? Throughout the Eurasian Economic Union?

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Posted in: Yellen critical of Trump's grasp of economic policy See in context

@serrano I don’t think you were joking. I’ve read your posts.

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Posted in: Yellen critical of Trump's grasp of economic policy See in context

@serrano Can we offer the Democrats in a trade?

Single party uber ales led by a ‘strong man’. So typical of the pro-Russian RINOs who want to destroy American systems. But that’s what Gotrumpers (US and ‘foreign’) have said they wanted all along. Fortunately they remain a minority.

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Posted in: U.S. Coast Guard officer arrested for mass murder plot See in context

He also routinely perused "pro-Russian, neo-fascist and neo-Nazi literature."

White nationalist, pro-Russian and neo-fascist.

'Potential targets': Pelosi, Schumer, AOC.

As a JT reader, his beliefs and enemy lists sound mighty familiar.

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Posted in: Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper See in context

If China's Belt and Road develops according to plans, and if Russia's Eurasian Economic Union grows, and Trump continues to alienate nations formerly known as allies, the US could well become a second tier nation. But that would be OK with Trump as long as his companies get richer.

Does anyone know if Trump's selling rights to the Trump brand name to China or Russia? Lots of hotel/casino/golf course possibilities in the areas they're expanding into.

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Posted in: Sanders says he's running for president in 2020 See in context

A "Bernie/AOC" ticket running on the Green New Deal platform would be the Demo-Socialists dream team.

It's too late. Within 6 months AOC backed by the deep state, Orcs, Borg and Spectre will rule the world. They WANT Trump to build the wall. They're taking away your airplanes so you can't fly over it. Trump's just their tool. Deal with it!

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Posted in: Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency See in context

Of course he has the right to declare an emergency.

But it's hard to believe his inability to keep his campaign promise (2,000 miles of a beautiful, sea to shining sea 20 foot pre-cast concrete wall paid for by Mexico) constitutes an emergency.

The attention he's got the media to pay to this issue has been effective at distracting from Mueller's investigations, his conflicts of interest, nepotism, ballooning deficit, declining tax revenues because of his tax breaks for himself and the richest, higher taxes to come for the working and middle classes, weakening of environmental, consumer and worker protections, among so many others.

Only Trump's most loyal and most easily frightened followers can support Trump on this.

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Posted in: New universe map unearths 300,000 more galaxies See in context

Brilliant! Hats off to the scientists, engineers and technicians involved.

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Posted in: Trump says he's in no rush to see North Korea give up nuclear weapons program See in context

he's not in any rush because U.S. relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit.

I wonder whether the US relations with Pyongyang are good because Trump and Ivanka, perhaps through NK's pals China, have made arrangements to sell rights to their brand names there, too. https://globalnews.ca/news/4873239/ivanka-trump-china-trademarks-trade/

Trump and family care little if anything about the US 99.9%. Their first and foremost concern is to pay off their loans to international 'financiers' and increase family profits while Trump's in the WH.

Trump's trip to Hanoi to meet with his love interest Kim will provide even more exposure to the Trump brand name. Kachingkaching

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Posted in: Sanders says he's running for president in 2020 See in context

Bernie got stiffed by the Democratic Party nabobs in 2016. However, I think he's too old, a younger person is needed this time.

His value remains, like so many others who've announced candidacies, in raising issues during the campaign that need to be addressed.

The majority of US voters will most likely once again opt for alternatives to the current White House syndicate which has taken an approach of undermining US systems and further dividing a long fractured nation by pushing a white nationalist agenda while trying to model itself on the approaches taken by Saudi Arabia, Israeli and Russian regimes.

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Posted in: 16 U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds See in context

How do you turn this into an argument over who shares the border

Trump backers have consistently shown a lack of understanding of the federal system. It's interesting that they whinge about things that come from 'the coastal states', as if those aren't part of the nation.

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Posted in: Longtime Trump confidant Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her See in context

abas4 We condemn all socialists.

In the world of Trump supporters, individuals either support Trump or they're socialists. One or the other. Only the extremes. No other choices.

Using trumpian logic (under the umbrella of dream logic) Trump supporters are fascists. Makes sense with all their love for Putin.

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Posted in: Protests slam Trump's emergency declaration for border wall See in context

@bunggnbuh A patriot indeed.

Excellent observation! She's out exercising her 1st Amendment rights, showing her patriotism is premised on principles, not on allegiance to the authorities and the military.

It must be tough for people from nations where opposition is stifled by the state to watch peaceful protests where individuals assemble to challenge the authorities. Are you envious they're able to do so, or do you want to see them quashed.

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Posted in: 16 U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds See in context

Alex EinzToday  01:13 pm JST

Trump should just order army to take over the fed reserve and help himself to needed amount of money... i really dont see why the need to jump thru all these loops.

The US doesn't do things the same way they're done back in your home country. Not yet at least.

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Posted in: Longtime Trump confidant Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her See in context

photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun.

Not quite a horse's head in bed, but a threat from a thug nonetheless.

No surprise that a thug like Trump has surrounded himself with fixers, money launderers and international criminals of all sorts.

Speaking of thuggery, has anyone seen his latest tax info.

Lock them ALL up!

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Posted in: Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter See in context

@rawbeer Just like it's OK for the US to

In your zeal to defend Russia, you ignored this in my post:

@PT NB I am NOT defending the US actions in Venezuela, so please don't use 'the west is worse' line of defense. I am opposed to any and all governments, including the US, meddling in other nation's affairs.

@rawbeeActually, I suspect the Russian military have greater support from the citizens of host countries that the US military has.

And I suspect they don't. I can't imagine many citizens of any country feeling very supportive of any invading military, be that military US, Russian, Chinese, Israeli, Turkish, Iranian etc etc.

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Posted in: Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter See in context

@joeintokyo Like a broken record.

Thank you for listening.

any country that the Maduro government invites in is welcome and legit under international law. 

I assume you're using the 'Russia's an invited guest, just like they are in Syria' defense, so you're saying it's OK for them to be there. Syria, Venezuela - something about greater control of oil perhaps?

NB I am NOT defending the US actions in Venezuela, so please don't use 'the west is worse' line of defense. I am opposed to any and all governments, including the US, meddling in other nation's affairs.

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Posted in: Syria's Assad pledges no bargaining over constitution See in context

@brng bush Peace has been achieved.

If all the numerous guerrilla forces (who go by different names depending on perspective - some call them terrorists, others freedom fighters), especially those fighting for extreme religious beliefs stop fighting, then peace may have been achieved.

But for how long. It's highly doubtful those with extreme religious beliefs will just go away. Some of the current extremist groups like ISIS may, but most likely others will come along to replace them. Russia and its puppet Assad could be in perpetual war.

Russia's 'victory' allows Putin to expand his empire, maintain his naval base and build infrastructure.

Plus the wars have pushed dozens of thousands of people to flee the region and settle in European nations, creating even more social and political problems there.

Are the refugees flooding Europe another part of Putin's plan to undermine the 'west' while he expands his empire?

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Posted in: Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter See in context

US, Russia, China: let Venezuelans decide for themselves.

@burnigbsuh At least we can see that the entire government of Venezuela,

Entire? 100%? Curious where you got that info. I've read some in the Venezuelan military (part of the 'government' after all) oppose Putin's puppet Maduro.

But it's good to read that you oppose states meddling in other state's affairs.

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Posted in: Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws See in context

Ivanka would be a good choice

She (and her daddy) have been very effective in their personal business dealings with China.

Trump received 16 new trademarks from China’s Trademark Office in October, bringing the total number approved by China last year to 34, http://fortune.com/2019/01/21/ivanka-trump-china-trademarks/

No doubt if daddy appointed her to the UN, she and Jared could help their family businesses even more.

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