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#41 Princess of Tap

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:22 PM

Newspaper Runs Photo Of Alec Baldwin Instead Of Donald Trump

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:34 PM

Newspaper Runs Photo Of Alec Baldwin Instead Of Donald Trump

 

http://www.huffingto...sa80jvzgz4zpvi

 

 

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#43 TomJH

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:02 PM

China U-turn is latest sign Trump may turn out to be a paper tiger

 

Is Trump learning on the job? Or is he just a bully who backs off when he encounters resistance? Given his volatility and unpredictability, it is possible he could reverse himself again on key policies, reverting to his more radical and destabilising ideas. So far, the responsibilities of office, and the complexities of the issues, do seem to be weighing more heavily on Trump’s outlook. Other national leaders and more experienced advisers like Mattis are exerting influence. And Trump, in office, is coming up against a sobering reality that faces all American leaders sooner or later: the limits of presidential power.

 

 

 

https://www.theguard...e-a-paper-tiger

 

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:02 PM

Russia Considers Returning Snowden to U.S. as a GIFT to ‘Curry Favor’ With Trump:

 

http://www.nbcnews.c...fficial-n718921

 

 

Well it's after Christmas but what the heck. :P

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:54 AM

It appears Flynn was not only in touch with the Russians while Obama was still president but that they discussed the sanctions as well.  I do hope that this is fully investigated.

It looks like Flynn lied about all of this and Pence backed him up too.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:32 AM

why should trump extend START?

 

mr6666, I appreciate that you doan believe in the maintaining of peace through a strong military deterrence but peace through BS diplomacy is sesame street foolishness.

 

Because 1500 nuclear warheads each are still more than enough to destroy the entire planet.  Meanwhile people are living in poverty.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:13 PM

"On a phone call with his role model and possible puppet master Vladimir Putin, dictator of the Russian Federation, Putin reportedly asked whether Trump would be interested in extending the 2010 New START Treaty, which sets limits for the size of standing strategic nuclear weapons forces.

 

Trump then paused the call to ask his aides what START was, according to Reuters.

 

He then proceeded to complain that the Obama-negotiated treaty was a “bad deal” that favored Russia and told Putin about how popular he was among Americans. Neither of those things are true.

 

START mandates that both the United States and the Russian Federation reduce their standing number of strategic warheads to 1,550 by February 2018 and sets limits for delivery systems like missiles and bombers.

 

Trump’s stubborn and narcissistic confidence in his obviously deficient mental faculties is a very serious problem, not to mention an embarrassment. If the START treaty is not extended, we could be looking at yet another nuclear arms race and even more squandered billions on weapons we don’t need.....

 

http://occupydemocra...-question-ever/

why should trump extend START?

 

mr6666, I appreciate that you doan believe in the maintaining of peace through a strong military deterrence but peace through BS diplomacy is sesame street foolishness.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

"On a phone call with his role model and possible puppet master Vladimir Putin, dictator of the Russian Federation, Putin reportedly asked whether Trump would be interested in extending the 2010 New START Treaty, which sets limits for the size of standing strategic nuclear weapons forces.

 

Trump then paused the call to ask his aides what START was, according to Reuters.

 

He then proceeded to complain that the Obama-negotiated treaty was a “bad deal” that favored Russia and told Putin about how popular he was among Americans. Neither of those things are true.

 

START mandates that both the United States and the Russian Federation reduce their standing number of strategic warheads to 1,550 by February 2018 and sets limits for delivery systems like missiles and bombers.

 

Trump’s stubborn and narcissistic confidence in his obviously deficient mental faculties is a very serious problem, not to mention an embarrassment. If the START treaty is not extended, we could be looking at yet another nuclear arms race and even more squandered billions on weapons we don’t need.....

 

http://occupydemocra...-question-ever/


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

I'm pretty sure Trump supporters never wrung their hands over any of the collateral civilian deaths  in Aleppo until appearing to do so helps in any half-baked discussions..

 

If you're SO upset about their fate, then you should be AGAINST any ban that keeps them from coming here for safety's sake, don't you think?  Or....

 

DON'T you?

 

Sepiatone

 

Somebody better be wringing their hands over what's being developed.  Hope it's smarter than the one who orders it's launch.

 

https://www.nytimes....nator.html?_r=0

 

http://www.forbes.co...e/#736e095f6297

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:22 AM

I'm pretty sure Trump supporters never wrung their hands over any of the collateral civilian deaths  in Aleppo until appearing to do so helps in any half-baked discussions..

 

If you're SO upset about their fate, then you should be AGAINST any ban that keeps them from coming here for safety's sake, don't you think?  Or....

 

DON'T you?

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

mr6666,  drones killed alotta civilians under obama's all-wise auspices too but schtootzes give him a pass because he meant well.

 

thatz just as dumb as what you say trump is.

 

Always will remember Obama's famous one liner....

 

Have two words for you, predator drones, you'll never see it coming.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:58 AM

Ban this!!

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mr6666,  drones killed alotta civilians under obama's all-wise auspices too but schtootzes give him a pass because he meant well.

 

thatz just as dumb as what you say trump is.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:46 AM

Just now Trump reiterated that they should have kept the oil (in Iraq) thus becoming an occupying pirate nation.

Another example of how dumb he really is.  This was the Cheney, et. al. argument for starting the war.  Unfortunately they discovered they could not get the oil out.  No workers, outdated technology, ruined equipment, ad infinitum.  Even if they did, it would leave Iraq so poor there would have been widespread civil war, much worse than what has been going on since the war started.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:42 AM

"... the country of Yemen has now banned the United States from counterterrorism operations in their country because Trump’s first raid killed thirty innocent people, including ten children,

 

Trump was busy attacking a company for dropping his daughter’s products.

 

http://www.independe...l-a7568291.html

 

Ban this!!

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#55 Bogie56

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:28 AM

Just now Trump reiterated that they should have kept the oil (in Iraq) thus becoming an occupying pirate nation.



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:59 PM

"... the country of Yemen has now banned the United States from counterterrorism operations in their country because Trump’s first raid killed thirty innocent people, including ten children,

 

Trump was busy attacking a company for dropping his daughter’s products.

 

http://www.independe...l-a7568291.html


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#57 Sepiatone

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:15 AM

Eventually Ukraine will split into 2 separate nations.  May be the best solution.  

 

 

As a wedding photographer I once did a Ukrainian Orthodox wedding.  They are a proud and xenophobic people, and I doubt they would consider that ANY kind of solution.

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:37 PM

Eventually Ukraine will split into 2 separate nations.  May be the best solution.  

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:48 AM

The story behind the Ukraine crises.

 

https://en.wikipedia...krainian_crisis

 

http://www.forbes.co...e/#12fd16e174ad

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...europe-25182823

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:04 AM

As most of us here are lovers of "classic" film, we should take delight in the realization that we may soon be living in our own modern day version of DUCK SOUP.

 

 

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