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#1 mr6666

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:13 PM

The Demolition of US Global Power-

 

“Trump’s crudely intimidatory, violent, know-nothing approach to sensitive international issues has encircled the globe from Moscow to the Middle East to Beijing, plunging foes and allies alike into a dark vortex of expanding strategic instability.”

 

For an American president to virtually walk out of his grand inaugural celebrations into such a hailstorm of criticism is beyond extraordinary. Having more or less exhausted their lexicon of condemnatory rhetoric, the usual crew of commentators is now struggling to understand how an American president could be quite so willfully self-destructive........

 

http://billmoyers.co...s-global-power/


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:20 PM

Guess Trump was only being nice but I don't think she's hot at all. (Trump better really compliment HIS wife when he gets home.) 

 

I'm sure she'd be impressed with you, too.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:18 PM

Guess Trump was only being nice but I don't think she's hot at all. (Trump better really compliment HIS wife when he gets home.) :blink:

 

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 01:45 PM

Trump to French first lady: 'You're in such good shape ... beautiful'-

 

"President Donald Trump was overheard complimenting the French first lady on her physical appearance during a photo opportunity in Paris on Thursday.

 

Video of the encounter was posted to the French government's Facebook page. In the video, Trump turns to President Emmanuel Macron's wife, Brigitte Macron, and says,

"You're in such good shape." Trump then reportedly repeated the comment to Macron before turning back to his wife, adding "beautiful.".......

 

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-such a ****** PIG!

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:40 PM

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My…?

 

The Saudi-American-Iranian-Russian-Qatari-Syrian conundrum.

 

 

Old ancient proverb, The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

 

That is certainly nothing new.  Remember when we armed the Taliban to fight the Russians during the 1980's?

 

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In movies proverb was quoted and implemented by Royce  in "Predators" (2010)

 



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 05:55 PM

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My…?

 

The Saudi-American-Iranian-Russian-Qatari-Syrian conundrum.

 

"Trump come to view a region he clearly knows little about through the Saudi royal family’s paranoid eyes, believing staunchly that Shia Iran is hell-bent on controlling an Islamic world that is 85 percent Sunni...

 

 

"(Trump) has no problem contradicting himself or undermining aides working to find a more rational basis for his ever changing stances and desires on matters of import. These problems are compounded by his inability to connect the dots in the very complex, volatile Middle East where wars are raging in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, or to assess how a move on one diplomatic or military front will impact a host of inter-connected issues........

 

...the impulsive Donald Trump has met his younger counterpart, Prince Muhammad bin Salman (Saudi Arabia Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince), equally impulsive and blind to even the medium-term consequences of his aggressive initiatives.

 

....The shared obsession of the prince and the president with Iran, which neither of them is able to comprehend in its complexity, has the potential for creating a true global crisis. If anything, the pressure on Trump in his imagined new world order is only increasing to do the Saudis one better and push a regime-change agenda in a big way when it comes to Iran. It’s a formula for disaster on a breathtaking scale."

 

http://billmoyers.co...-policy-agenda/


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 05:10 PM

Hey, you talkin' about me?


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:39 PM

 

shauna‏Verified account @goldengateblond 20h20 hours ago

 
 

A perfect metaphor of the United States right now.

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Internationally the US has not been more meaningless since 1900.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:34 PM

 

shauna‏Verified account @goldengateblond 20h20 hours ago

 
 

A perfect metaphor of the United States right now.

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The Art of the Deal. :D


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 03:12 PM

"Nineteen of the 20 nations gathered in Hamburg, Germany for the G20 Summit have agreed to a joint statement on Saturday, which covers a range of issues, including international trade and the environment.

 

The one hold out? The United States and Donald Trump.

Why? Because the president believes the section on climate change is a little too pro-environment, and he wants to mention the use of fossil fuels....

 

His behavior may play well to his shrinking group of supporters back home, but the United States under Donald Trump’s leadership is becoming a laughingstock on the world stage....

 

http://www.politicus...nvironment.html

 

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

shaunaVerified account @goldengateblond 20h20 hours ago

 
 

A perfect metaphor of the United States right now.

DEK7q8LU0AAfpbd.jpg

 


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:19 PM

From the Washington Post ...

 

Trump leaves leaders fearing the future as G-20 summit closes “Our world has never been so divided,” French President Emmanuel Macron said at the close of the talks.

The divisions at the G-20 summit were most bitter on climate change, where 19 leaders formed a unified front against Trump. But even in areas of nominal compromise like trade, top European leaders said they have little faith that an agreement forged today could hold tomorrow.

“Our world has never been so divided,” French President Emmanuel Macron said as the talks broke up. “Centripetal forces have never been so powerful. Our common goods have never been so threatened.”

Macron said world leaders found common ground on terrorism but were otherwise split on numerous important topics. He also said there were rising concerns about “authoritarian regimes, and even within the Western world, there are real divisions and uncertainties that didn't exist just a few short years ago.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who hosted the summit in the port city of Hamburg, said there had been some areas of agreement. But she did little to hide her disappointment about U.S. actions on climate change.

“Wherever there is no consensus that can be achieved, disagreement has to be made clear,” Merkel said at the end of the summit. “Unfortunately, and I deplore this, the United States of America left the climate agreement.” 

“I am gratified to note that the other 19 members of the G-20 feel the Paris agreement is irreversible,” Merkel said.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:26 PM

The people of Germany sure love their open borders, hope they enjoy seeing their country go down the tubes.

 

 

It's too late for you. :)

 

Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:24 PM

not me. let them. :)

 

Same here, just don't drag us into it.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:56 PM

It's right wingers who are having hissy fits about Europe

"destroying" itself. Good entertainment though. 

not me. let them. :)


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:53 PM

give me a break!

 

liberals invented attracting people to hyperbole. :P

It's right wingers who are having hissy fits about Europe

"destroying" itself. Good entertainment though. 


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:25 PM

Many right wingers are drawn to hyperbole as moths are drawn

to a flame. There is always some disaster around the corner,

until one turns the corner and it is no longer there, having moved

to the next corner, and so on and so on.

give me a break!

 

liberals invented attracting people to hyperbole. :P


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:21 PM

Many right wingers are drawn to hyperbole as moths are drawn

to a flame. There is always some disaster around the corner,

until one turns the corner and it is no longer there, having moved

to the next corner, and so on and so on.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:53 AM

What a crock.  White supremacist nonsense from a yappy little Trump lap dog.

 

Typical leftist in denial.

 

https://www.gateston...ny-rape-january

 

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:03 AM

The people of Germany sure love their open borders, hope they enjoy seeing their country go down the tubes.

 

What a crock.  White supremacist nonsense from a yappy little Trump lap dog.






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