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Re: Trump

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Postby TheMotorcycleBoy » September 11th, 2019, 10:14 am

Of interest:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... ace-228058

Personally I think DJT's pro-nuke ambitions are not in the least bit geo-political, more down to $$$, and "American Jobs".

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Re: Trump

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Postby ursaminortaur » September 11th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Trump has apparently appointed an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist to replace Bolton.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-news-live-today-twitter-latest-news-bolton-tweets-a9100301.html

President appoints anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist to replace John Bolton on acting basis as details of rift between pair emerge
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Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Charles Kupperman as his acting national security adviser, replacing the outgoing John Bolton, has come under fire after it emerged he has long-running ties to the Centre for Security Policy, an anti-Muslim think tank.

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Re: Trump

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Postby BobbyD » September 11th, 2019, 12:49 pm

ursaminortaur wrote:Trump has apparently appointed an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist to replace Bolton.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-news-live-today-twitter-latest-news-bolton-tweets-a9100301.html

President appoints anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist to replace John Bolton on acting basis as details of rift between pair emerge
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Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Charles Kupperman as his acting national security adviser, replacing the outgoing John Bolton, has come under fire after it emerged he has long-running ties to the Centre for Security Policy, an anti-Muslim think tank.


I'm totally shocked. The idea that a President who instigated a Muslim travel ban, accused American Jews who voted Democrat of disloyalty to Israel and is waiting for Netanyahu's reelection to support the annexation of the Jordan valley might possibly appoint an advisor who has some reservations about Muslims came to me like a bolt out of the blue...

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Re: Trump

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Postby TheMotorcycleBoy » September 12th, 2019, 7:54 am

After sacking JB, DJT is predictably getting cosier with Iran:

WASHINGTON — President Trump appeared to take a step back from his administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran on Wednesday, leaving open the possibility of easing economic sanctions before starting new nuclear negotiations with Tehran.

Although he also warned Iran against restarting production of the material necessary to make a nuclear bomb — as the clerical government in Tehran has threatened — Mr. Trump made clear he was ready for diplomatic talks.

“I do believe they’d like to make a deal,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House. “If they do, that’s great; and if they don’t, that’s great too. But they have tremendous financial difficulty, and the sanctions are getting tougher and tougher.”

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It is part of the “maximum pressure” campaign to isolate Iran and force it back into negotiations for a new deal — one that Mr. Trump wants to not only limit Iran’s nuclear program, but also stop its production of ballistic missiles and halt support for extremist groups across the Middle East, including Hezbollah, Hamas and, in Yemen, the Houthi rebels.

Though the sanctions campaign has crippled Iran’s economy, it has not stopped China from importing its oil.

And it has frustrated France and other close American allies, who are now working to create a barter system with Tehran that would keep financial channels open but not violate the American sanctions. Mr. Macron has also dangled the possibility of a $15 billion bailout to Iran to bring it back into compliance with the 2015 deal.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/worl ... lton-.html
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Curious, see my emboldened, if this is a geopolitical play against China?

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Re: Trump

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Postby zico » September 12th, 2019, 1:24 pm

The reason for Trump sacking Bolton is probably the most unfair dismissal in the history of the world.

National Security Advisor Bolton advised Trump that his idea to invite the Taliban to the President's Retreat of Camp David just before the 9/11 remembrance events was a very bad idea indeed!

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Re: Trump

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Postby XFool » September 15th, 2019, 9:39 am

Trump is seriously, frighteningly, dangerously nuts – the world is in danger
Robert Reich

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It is almost too late for impeachment. The 25th amendment is untested. The ballot box offers our only remaining hope

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Re: Trump

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Postby TheMotorcycleBoy » September 16th, 2019, 1:25 pm

Trump has got an alcohol problem

...former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, instead showed Trump county maps of Iowa and how he might lose the swing state because he has honked off so many farmers.

That’s according to a fascinating story by Reuters that detailed the two-hour meeting August 19 at which Branstad told Trump that waiving ethanol blending requirements for gasoline refineries was causing deep political doo-doo in the Corn Belt. Forget the fact that China shut down Iowa’s biggest market for soybeans — China used to gobble up nearly half the state’s crop. Ethanol is the third rail of Tall Corn State politics. The state hosts 42 distilleries that cook over a third of the corn crop. Mess with ethanol and you might get burned.

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Down on the farm, the Democrats have come calling. They’re having a heyday with the trade war that increases steel prices for John Deere, the ethanol waivers favoring much-loathed Big Oil in Iowa (three ethanol plants have closed in the last month), and with how Brazilians are burning down the rain forests to sate soy demand in China.

Elizabeth Warren has a plan. Pay farmers to capture carbon by increasing funding for the Conservation Stewardship Program 15-fold. So does Joe Biden, calling for participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership and for increased renewable fuels. Bernie Sanders proposes a huge climate change program in which agriculture plays a central role. Pete Buttigieg is conversant in regenerative agriculture and soil tilth. They’re touring ethanol plants, too.

The Democrats overlooked rural areas, agriculture and food last time around, and paid for it in the Midwest with the election of Trump. They are not about to make the same mistake.

Nearly every campaign has a cogent rural agenda that calls for more conservation funding, massive increases in renewable energy research and deployment in rural environs, and support for new regional food supply chains.


https://www.theguardian.com/global/comm ... -over-corn


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