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16 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Re: From the Globe and Mail aka Mop and Pail or Grope and Flail :lol:

Seems the markets don't read it.

Dow jumps 200 points after the US and Canada secure a deal to replace NAFTA

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/dow-jumps-200-points-after-the-us-and-canada-secure-a-deal-to-replace-nafta/ar-BBNMoLR

What does the article have to do with potential market negativity?  Can't you take your MAGA hat off for anything?  you read your own world into everything.

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2 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

What does the article have to do with potential market negativity?  Can't you take your MAGA hat off for anything?  you read your own world into everything.

WOW 200+ point jump is negative. :lol:

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26 minutes ago, hamradio said:

WOW 200+ point jump is negative. :lol:

Read my post again.  I said that there was nothing in the ARTICLE I posted about market negativity!!!!!  Geez Louise.

And I would say that the markets are up not because what is in the details of the agreement (little changed) but because your idiot dotard of a president did not blow it up.  The markets are relieved.  Get it?

And speaking for myself I am still going to purchase my dairy from local producers.  Who wouldn't?  But let Trump* think this is a great victory.  That's what he's all about.  Superficiality.  He got his name change.  Wow.  Now you can't say NAFTA but you have to spell out USMCA.  What a joke.

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Trump's embrace of dictators is creating a climate that emboldens all despots

The president used to say 'the world is laughing at us.'
But his foreign policy means that many are simply ignoring us.
 
.... we should be increasingly alarmed that many not-so-democratic leaders in foreign countries might be increasingly emboldened by Trump's embrace to silence opposition voices with impunity. ...

This recent upsurge in high-profile assassinations and disappearing dissidents from illiberal strongmen around the world should send collective shivers down the spine of people of conscience everywhere: Political assassinations by rogue foreign leaders have normally been clandestine affairs because of the fear of American justice and the might of U.S. foreign policy.

But it is becoming quite clear that many despotic strongmen feel emboldened to brazenly kill their own citizens with impunity because they see a kindred spirit in their illiberal counterpart currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

And the question remains what else they might feel emboldened to do by a U.S. president who has said that he himself "could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and [not] lose voters."

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-embrace-dictators-creating-climate-emboldens-all-despots-ncn

 

 

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Not that many Americans will care but here is what former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Cretian had to say about Trump*..

What Jean Chrétien thinks of Trump and the USMCA trade deal
 

“He was supposed to be out [of NAFTA] weeks after he became President. And now he changed the name, and it’s the best deal ever, since God created the Earth,” the former prime minister said in an interview (for G&M subscribers). Chrétien, who calls Trump “unspeakable” in his upcoming book, says he’s not able to take the President seriously. He warned that Trump’s demeanor will have long-term consequences for the United States' standing on the world stage: “It’s not good for America. And it’s not good for the globe.”

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19 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Also not good for the globalist either.

I think you have some weird naive idea of what a globalist is and how that effects your life.  What propaganda have you been eating?

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From the Globe and Mail ..

New Mexican trade secretary fears USMCA could face opposition in next U.S. Congress
 

Luz Maria de la Mora, Mexico’s incoming trade chief who will handle the trade portfolio when Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador takes office as Mexico’s new president on Dec. 1, says the new trilateral trade pact with the United States and Canada is far from a done deal. De La Mora is concerned the new agreement will not be passed in the U.S. Congress, as the political divide heightens with the U.S. midterm elections next week. The text must be approved in all three countries to supersede the current North American free-trade agreement.

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The Trump team's trade sanctions were not what Iran hawks wanted

Any public impression that Trump is walking back his aggressive posture toward Iran would be expected to irk the president
" President Trump's latest move on Iran is exposing tensions among his top national security advisers over how far to take his "maximum pressure" campaign ............
 

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https://colombiareports.com/colombia-suggests-alliance-with-brazils-far-right-bolsonaro-to-overthrow-venezuelas-government-report/

Colombia suggests alliance with Brazil’s Bolsonaro to overthrow Venezuela’s Maduro: report

A top Colombian official told Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo that its government will support Brazilian’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro if he wants to overthrow the socialist government of Venezuela.

According to Folha, a top diplomatic official said that “if [President-elect] Bolsonaro wants to help overthrow Maduro with a military intervention, he will have the support of Colombia.”

According to the anonymous source, Colombian President Ivan Duque and his political patron, the hard-right former President Alvaro Uribe, would agree with a military intervention.

“If it is [United States President Donald] Trump or Bolsonaro are the first to set foot in Venezuela, Colombia will follow suit without hesitation,” the diplomat told Folha.

Venezuela’s authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro has accused the governments of the US and Colombia for years of trying to topple his administration, which is not recognized as legitimate by the majority of countries in the western hemisphere.

Other countries in Latin America, however, have categorically rejected military intervention and have urged a negotiated solution to the extreme polarization in Colombia’s neighbor to the east.

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US rebuffs Europeans over ensuring Iran sanctions exempt food and medicine

British, French and German ambassadors jointly tried to persuade US to outline how humanitarian supplies could be guaranteed

 

...... Humanitarian supplies are officially exempted from sanctions, but in the past, risk-averse foreign banks and companies have avoided all transactions with Iran for fear of being penalised, leading to severe shortages of life-saving medicines and food staples in the years preceding the 2015 agreement. ...

The UK, French and German ambassadors to the US – the three countries are co-signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal – made joint visits to the treasury and state departments in September in an effort to persuade the administration to produce a “white list”. This would give clear guidelines about what channels European banks and companies should follow to conduct legitimate transactions with Iran without fear of future penalties. ....

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/02/iran-sanctions-us-european-humanitarian-supplies

 

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Trump goes to Paris to mark the end of WWI.

What can we expect?

President Donald Trump flies to Paris this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11. Trump will join 60 other heads of state for the weekend’s ceremonies, which will be dedicated to veterans of all wars.

Here’s what we know about his trip. ...........

 

“I think you’re seeing now a lot of the limits of what a good personal relationship with President Trump can actually deliver,” Polyakova said.

Being seen as friendly with Trump does not win Macron any points with his own constituents in France because Trump is not well-liked in Europe, she added. “The Élysée Palace will try to play down the Macron-Trump connection.”....

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/trump-goes-to-paris-to-mark-the-end-of-wwi-what-can-we-expect

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White House cancels Trump's WWI cemetery visit in France over weather

The White House cited weather concerns for the cancellation but the decision isn't sitting well with some European observers.

 

........Francois Heisbourg, a political analyst and former campaign adviser to Macron, posted a photograph on Twitter of someone bicycling in Paris and wrote the weather that kept Trump from the cemetery is: “Nothing a cyclist can't handle, let alone a presidential helo.”

A member of the British Parliament and grandson of legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Nicholas Soames, was even more critical, calling Trump “pathetic” and “inadequate” on Twitter because he “couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen” who “died with their face to the foe.”...

Kelly Magsamen, who served on the National Security Council under both Republican and a Democratic presidents, said it displayed “real low energy,” for Trump "to not bother to honor the sacrifice of American soldiers in WWI due to some rain. Somehow everyone else was able to do so today.” ..........

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/white-house-decision-cancel-veteran-s-cemetery-france-visit-creates-n934796?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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What an embarrassing Buffoon! :rolleyes:

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Mark LowenVerified account @marklowen

 

In today’s ⁦@lemondefr⁩: When #Trump received the leaders of #Estonia, #Latvia and #Lithuania, he began by blaming them for the war in Yugoslavia.

It took them a few moments to realise he’d mixed up the Balkans and the Baltics. ⁦@SylvieKauffmann


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5 hours ago, mr6666 said:

What an embarrassing Buffoon! :rolleyes:

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Mark LowenVerified account @marklowen

 

In today’s ⁦@lemondefr⁩: When #Trump received the leaders of #Estonia, #Latvia and #Lithuania, he began by blaming them for the war in Yugoslavia.

It took them a few moments to realise he’d mixed up the Balkans and the Baltics. ⁦@SylvieKauffmann



I hope you know that IS sort of thing is EXACTLY why the dunderheaded POTUS is so beloved by this base, don't ya?!

(...and 'cause just like many if not MOST of his rapturous followers, THEY'RE just about as "knowledgeable" in the subjects of World History, World Geography and in fact English Grammar as HE is, and so they readily IDENTIFY with the dunderhead!)

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Man, I'm a roll tonight, aren't I!

LOL

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It seems that the snit between Trump* and Macron erupted over Macron's statement that Europe needed autonomy over its own military defence and to be less reliable on the United States.  Macron agrees with Trump* that Europe needs to contribute more to NATO but he wants to spend that money in Europe and not simply to buy U.S. arms.  And therein lies what is behind Trump's* preposterous statements that NATO countries "owe" America money.  The U.S. gladly spends billions on their military at the expense of social programs and wants their allies to spend more on U.S. arms too.  It was always all about money.  I suspect Trump* was then in such a huff that he stayed in his room and watched television.

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4 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Extraordinary front pages from #France, 100 years since the guns fell silent on the western front: “Why #Trump threatens us” and “#Macron’s other front”. War may be a distant memory in this country but the postwar western liberal order and traditional alliances feel a new threat.

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The smaller headline on the newspaper also states that trump threatens the world at-large as well as France.

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VoteVetsVerified account @votevets 41m41 minutes ago

 
 

First, Trump skipped a visit to a WWI memorial.

Then, as leaders from Germany, Canada and France walked together from the Arc de Triomphe to a ceremony,

Trump chose to arrive in a separate car

- and got a thumbs-up from Vladimir Putin as he arrived.

https://people.com/politics/trump-paris-world-war-i-armistice-controversies/

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