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Trump camp finds no appeasement at Munich

The security gathering shows the U.S. and Europe have very different views on health of transatlantic relations.

 

".....The two sides aren’t just far apart on the big questions facing the West (threats from Russia, Iran, China), they’re in parallel universes.

 

Most alarming: The biggest disconnect concerns the U.S. commitment to Europe, the very essence of the transatlantic alliance itself.

In speech after speech, whether in public or private, European leaders lamented what they perceive as the U.S.’s disengagement from both the region and the world at large...........

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After the speech, a consensus formed among the Germans and French that Pompeo’s audience wasn’t the Europeans in the room, but Donald Trump.

Pompeo’s insistence that the “West is winning, we’re collectively winning,” was registered by many attendees as “the U.S. is winning.”

The reaction to Pompeo reflects the toll Trump’s aggressive, often abusive, rhetoric toward European allies has taken on the relationship............

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/16/trump-munich-security-conference-115645

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Trump camp finds no appeasement at Munich

The security gathering shows the U.S. and Europe have very different views on health of transatlantic relations.

 

".....The two sides aren’t just far apart on the big questions facing the West (threats from Russia, Iran, China), they’re in parallel universes.

 

Most alarming: The biggest disconnect concerns the U.S. commitment to Europe, the very essence of the transatlantic alliance itself.

In speech after speech, whether in public or private, European leaders lamented what they perceive as the U.S.’s disengagement from both the region and the world at large...........

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After the speech, a consensus formed among the Germans and French that Pompeo’s audience wasn’t the Europeans in the room, but Donald Trump.

Pompeo’s insistence that the “West is winning, we’re collectively winning,” was registered by many attendees as “the U.S. is winning.”

The reaction to Pompeo reflects the toll Trump’s aggressive, often abusive, rhetoric toward European allies has taken on the relationship............

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/16/trump-munich-security-conference-115645

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Anyone in either party besides trump would have an excellent relationship with Europe.

The United States belongs allied with Europe.

trump is playing the presidency for his own personal business interest-- not those of the American people.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/brink-trump-s-push-medicaid-transparency-could-worsen-rural-hospital-n1137046?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

'On the brink': Trump's push for Medicaid transparency could worsen rural hospital crisis
Small rural hospital administrators are concerned that if the changes go through, they may have to close, one expert said.

The Trump administration is in the final stages of proposing a change to Medicaid that it says will increase financial transparency by hospitals, but health care advocates say will cause vulnerable hospitals to close and hurt Medicaid beneficiaries.

In an effort to increase transparency, the administration’s rule will require hospitals and states to share more data about the funds they receive through Medicaid, but at the same time it will lead to a decrease in Medicaid’s federal matching dollars by redefining what is considered to be public funds.

The federal government typically matches what those hospitals generate in public funds — including money from state, city and county taxes — as part of its agreement with states, but this rule would reduce hospital supplemental payments and limit state Medicaid financing by creating standards that critics say are vague and go beyond the agency's authority.

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https://thehill.com/policy/defense/483346-us-taliban-to-sign-peace-deal-by-months-end

Peace deal with US to be signed by months' end, Taliban says

The U.S. and Taliban will sign a peace deal by the end of the month, the Taliban reportedly said Monday. 

Mullah Abdul Salam Hanafi, a senior Taliban leader, said in a video shared with journalists that “both sides have initiated the final draft of the peace agreement. Now talks are concluded,” according to The Washington Post.

“Both sides have agreed to sign the agreement by the end of this month” after making a “favorable environment before signing of the agreement,” Hanafi reportedly said. 

It is the first formal statement released by the Taliban since the U.S. announced a peace deal on Friday. 

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday the administration had not reached a firm date on when a seven-day “reduction in violence” may begin. 

“So we have on the table right now a reduction in violence proposal that was negotiated between our ambassador and the Taliban,” Esper told an audience at the Munich Security Conference, according to The Associated Press. “It looks very promising.”

The plan seeks to end attacks for seven days followed by the signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal. Afghan peace talks would begin shortly after with an aim of a phased withdrawal of U.S. forces over 18 months.

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Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers ever. Had to rebuild our military, which was totally depleted. Fed Rate UP, taxes and regulations WAY DOWN. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
 
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Here's why the U.S. military, which first said nobody was hurt in Iran's missile attack on a base in Iraq, now counts more than 100 casualties: It has no objective way to diagnose traumatic brain injuries (concussions or worse) in the field.
 
7:00 AM · Feb 17, 2020·SocialFlow
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Disgraceful. Patriots, Vindman and Fiona Hill, who worked under @AmbJohnBolton, had the courage to speak truth.
They paid a high price.
 
Instead, Bolton is on a $$peaking tour & pimping a book.
 
I’d rather read an instruction manual written in Chinese. I don’t read Chinese.
 
11:40 PM · Feb 17, 2020·Twitter for iPad
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British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read

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Someone on Quora asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following response:

A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever.

I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.

Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.

Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.

Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.

He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.

He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.

That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.

There are unspoken rules to this stuff – the Queensberry rules of basic decency – and he breaks them all. He punches downwards – which a gentleman should, would, could never do – and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority – perhaps a third – of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think ‘Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

• Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.

• You don’t need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.

After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of ****. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.

God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.

He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.

In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump.

And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

‘My God... what... have... I... created?

If being a **** was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.

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It's time to wake up about the fact that before becoming President, Donald Trump played the role of someone who's expertise was supposed to be a great judge of hiring the best people on a fake reality tv game show.   

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Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, paving the way for the former New York mayor's first appearance on stage with his 2020 rivals.
 
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An assault weapons ban in Virginia was tabled for the year after four Democratic state senators joined with Republicans. The bill was one of eight gun control measures urged by Gov. Ralph Northam after a mass shooting killed 12 in Virginia Beach last year.
 
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The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document. It comes at a time when the organization faces hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, thousands of alleged abuse victims and dwindling membership.
 
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Historic flooding in Mississippi should begin to recede this week, but not before a flash flood warning could bring more rain for thousands of residents.
 
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