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Are they EVER going to get fusion working to generate power instead of giving a short light show? How much been spent during the past 40 years?:angry:

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12 hours ago, hamradio said:

Are they EVER going to get fusion working to generate power instead of giving a short light show? How much been spent during the past 40 years?:angry:

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Well Trump certainly doesn't seem to be speeding things up any. :lol:

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3 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

Well Trump certainly doesn't seem to be speeding things up any. :lol:

Like me, a few billion more is too much for a plasma lamp on steroids.

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Tokamac - be careful not to blink or you're miss it.:wacko:

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4 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

From the WP ...

 

Reporters to Trump ambassador: ‘This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions’
Dutch journalists questioned Trump appointee Peter Hoekstra about anti-Muslim remarks he made. He refused to answer.
By Eli Rosenberg  •  Read more »

The InterceptVerified account @theintercept 7h7 hours ago

 
 

“If you are truly an honest and wise man,” a journalist asked, “would you please take back the remark about burned politicians — or name a politician that was burned in the Netherlands?”

 

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The Untied Nations has said that there is only one word for Donald Trump ..."RACIST."

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Supporters of Donald Trump showed up at a conference where London Mayor Sadiq Khan was preparing to speak and disrupted the event calling for his arrest.  After 15 minutes they were escorted out of the building and Khan began his speech by saying they had been visited by 'stable geniuses.'

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I don't see Donald Trump taking any credit for the state of affairs in Afghanistan which is all going horribly wrong in the last year.

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5 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

I don't see Donald Trump taking any credit for the state of affairs in Afghanistan which is all going horribly wrong in the last year.

So true.   But I see the MSM doing this as well;   playing the 'under their watch' card with issue (event), after event over and over again.     Stock Market Up,  oh man it is because of the President.    Company opens a new factory, it is because of the President.   Company lays off workers,  it is because of the President.

I really wonder when this non-nuanced binary type 'thinking' became the rage.   (yea, I know the MSM has always been overly focused on the President,  but NOT to this insane degree).   It clearly accelerated with Bill Clinton. 

But Trump takes the cake for this.   So as you note if he feels he deserves credit for good things (e.g. the unemployment rate),   he deserves the same level for bad things.    I don't credit him with much of anything.  I just want him to go away.    

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5 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

So true.   But I see the MSM doing this as well;   playing the 'under their watch' card with issue (event), after event over and over again.     Stock Market Up,  oh man it is because of the President.    Company opens a new factory, it is because of the President.   Company lays off workers,  it is because of the President.

I really wonder when this non-nuanced binary type 'thinking' became the rage.   (yea, I know the MSM has always been overly focused on the President,  but NOT to this insane degree).   It clearly accelerated with Bill Clinton. 

But Trump takes the cake for this.   So as you note if he feels he deserves credit for good things (e.g. the unemployment rate),   he deserves the same level for bad things.    I don't credit him with much of anything.  I just want him to go away.    

I agree.   Afghanistan is a growing mess but I wouldn't necessarily lay that at Trump's feet.  But as you say, he likes to take selective credit and if current Afghanistan was happening under Obama's watch you can bet Trump would be pointing a finger in his direction.

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1 minute ago, Bogie56 said:

I agree.   Afghanistan is a growing mess but I wouldn't necessarily lay that at Trump's feet.  But as you say, he likes to take selective credit and if current Afghanistan was happening under Obama's watch you can bet Trump would be pointing a finger in his direction.

In addition the type of issues a President has a lot of influence over tend to not be major news stories.  E.g. deregulation that impact the environment.    Unless there is a major disaster (e.g. an offshore oil spill),  deregulation that has a negative impact on the environment takes place at a slow pace and that doesn't make a flashy headline.    

Thus my concern that the Dems will have to run a really solid overall campaign to take back the US House even with Trump getting poor approval ratings IF the economy continues to hum along like it is (which is likely according to most economist).    

Voters that only pay limited attention to what is going on will be pounded with the facts about job growth,  low unemployment rate,  wage increases (while not great they are going up),  stock market,  a few more dollars in their pocket due to tax reform since these type of 'indicators' are media darlings.    Yea, while this has little to do with Trump or the GOP,  GOP members running for Congress will run on a 'stay the course' type message.

(of course tax reform is 100% on the GOP,  but like environmental issues,  'slow bleeding' isn't something most voters will pay attention to).

 

 

 

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Most world leaders at Davros are making speeches early and getting out of town before Trump arrives.

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Trump Is the Worst Salesman America Has Ever Had

The United States is more unpopular than ever before, and that’s no accident.

 

''...... With his “America first” mantra and his crude attacks on other countries and regions (e.g., the “shitholes” of Africa, Haiti, and El Salvador), Trump seems intent on changing America’s image abroad from largely positive to unremittingly hostile. He cares so little about this troubling trend that he is wrecking the State Department, which is supposed to represent America abroad. .....

Freedom House has just downgraded America in its annual “Freedom in the World” report. The report notes that in 2017, the United States’ “core institutions were attacked by an administration that rejects established norms of ethical conduct across many fields of activity. President Trump himself has mingled the concerns of his business empire with his role as president, appointed family members to his senior staff, filled other high positions with lobbyists and representatives of special interests, and refused to abide by disclosure and transparency practices observed by his predecessors.” Trump even attacks the bedrock principle of freedom of the press, labeling the media as the “enemy of the American people” — rhetoric that, as Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said, is reminiscent of Stalin’s.

Meanwhile, Freedom House notes, the integrity of America’s political system was undermined by “growing evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign and a lack of action by the Trump administration either to condemn or to prevent a reoccurrence of such meddling.”

Far from trying to stop the Russian interference, Trump seems intent on stopping any probe of what the Russians were (and are) up to."

http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/01/22/trump-has-already-destroyed-americas-soft-power/?utm_content=bufferf16db&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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The BBC's Panorama show did an expose on Trump after one year concentrating on his supporters.  When asked what they thought of Trump rudely pushing aside a foreign dignitary during his trip to Brussels in order to get to the front of the queue his supporters said that they loved it.  It showed that Trump was not afraid to express to everyone where America rightfully belonged - at the front.

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'Bringing Humankind Closer to Annihilation': World Leaders Denounce Trump's New Nuclear Posture

"The public is right to distrust Trump with nuclear weapons, and we all need to speak up and oppose these new, dangerous policies."

... a recent poll showing that 60 percent of Americans do not trust Trump with nuclear weapons ...

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/02/04/bringing-humankind-closer-annihilation-world-leaders-denounce-trumps-new-nuclear?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

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Ned PriceVerified account @nedprice 3h3 hours ago

 

Tomorrow we expect to hear from the Trump administration why they plan to scrap the Iran deal.

Over recent months, we've also heard from the Trump administration about the benefits of the deal--namely how it prevents Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon.

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From the WP ...

Hours into his new job, Trump’s ambassador to Germany offends his hosts

 
 
 
By Rick Noack May 9 at 9:59 AM

Within hours of assuming his new post on Tuesday, Richard Grenell triggered harsh criticism in this Trump-weary country after appearing to threaten one of the American president’s frequent targets: German businesses.

In a tweet following President Trump’s announcement to leave the Iran nuclear deal, Grenell wrote that “German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately.” Germany, alongside France and Britain, wants to stick to the deal Trump is seeking to scrap.

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From the WP ..

As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

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