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#18581  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jan 21, 2020 2:13 pm

Everything is lovely on planet Trump:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51189430
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18582  Postby mattthomas » Jan 21, 2020 2:38 pm

Tortured_Genius wrote:Everything is lovely on planet Trump:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51189430

Can you give us the skinny? Some of us no longer access BBC services on principal, thanks in advance.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18583  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 21, 2020 2:42 pm

mattthomas wrote:
Tortured_Genius wrote:Everything is lovely on planet Trump:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51189430

Can you give us the skinny? Some of us no longer access BBC services on principal, thanks in advance.



As an aside: why?

BBC is still one of the most accurate and reliable news organizations in the world.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18584  Postby aban57 » Jan 21, 2020 3:00 pm

US President Donald Trump has decried climate "prophets of doom" in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.

He called for a rejection of "predictions of the apocalypse" and said America would defend its economy.

Mr Trump did not directly name the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was in the audience.

Later, she excoriated political leaders, saying the world "in case you hadn't noticed, is currently on fire".

Environmental destruction is at the top of the agenda at the annual summit of the world's decision-makers, which takes place at a Swiss ski resort.

In his keynote speech, Mr Trump said that it was a time for optimism, not pessimism, in a speech that touted his administration's economic achievements and America's energy boom.

Speaking of climate activists, he said: "These alarmists always demand the same thing - absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives."

They were, he said, "the heirs of yesterday's foolish fortune tellers".
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#18585  Postby felltoearth » Jan 21, 2020 5:05 pm

He should take that up with the American Army.

U.S. Military Precariously Unprepared for Climate Threats, War College & Retired Brass Warn | InsideClimate News
"The Department of Defense is precariously underprepared for the national security implications of climate change-induced global security challenges," a U.S. Army War College study bluntly concluded.

The projections are also worrisome for U.S. military operations overseas, where armed forces face extreme weather, sea level rise and the risk that diminishing water supplies, changing disease patterns or crop failures could destabilize a country, the Government Accountability Office wrote in a recent report to Congress.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18586  Postby Tero » Jan 21, 2020 10:11 pm

Summary of this and every day of the impeachment
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The first vote was 53/47 on party lines.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18587  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jan 21, 2020 10:14 pm

mattthomas wrote:
Tortured_Genius wrote:Everything is lovely on planet Trump:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51189430

Can you give us the skinny? Some of us no longer access BBC services on principal, thanks in advance.


What aban quoted! :grin:
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18588  Postby aban57 » Jan 22, 2020 9:45 am

Tortured_Genius wrote:
mattthomas wrote:
Tortured_Genius wrote:Everything is lovely on planet Trump:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51189430

Can you give us the skinny? Some of us no longer access BBC services on principal, thanks in advance.


What aban quoted! :grin:


You're welcome :D
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18589  Postby mattthomas » Jan 22, 2020 12:29 pm

aban57 wrote:
Tortured_Genius wrote:
mattthomas wrote:
Tortured_Genius wrote:Everything is lovely on planet Trump:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51189430

Can you give us the skinny? Some of us no longer access BBC services on principal, thanks in advance.


What aban quoted! :grin:


You're welcome :D

Appreciate it :)
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18590  Postby Tero » Jan 22, 2020 4:44 pm

humor http://karireport.blogspot.com/
serious http://esapolitics.blogspot.com/

How American politics goes
1 Republicans cut tax, let everything run down to barely working...8 years
2 Democrats fix public spending to normal...8 years
Rinse, repeat.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18591  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jan 22, 2020 8:27 pm

Tero wrote:Summary of this and every day of the impeachment
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The first vote was 53/47 on party lines.


I have declared myself a psychic. I predicted a 47 to 53 vote to table all 11 amendments requesting witnesses and documents. I missed by one vote. Silly Susan.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18592  Postby Seabass » Jan 23, 2020 4:39 am





"The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots." ―H.L. Mencken

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"I’m a nationalist." —Trump
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18593  Postby Tero » Jan 23, 2020 5:07 pm

Trump to accusers: Nah nah you losers! We have the documents and witnesses and you don't!

https://www.vox.com/2020/1/22/21076766/ ... ent-schiff
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18594  Postby chango369 » Jan 24, 2020 10:53 am

CBS reports that Trump team warned GOP Senators: "vote against the president & your head will be on a pike."

https://twitter.com/CBSEveningNews/stat ... -on-a-pike
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18595  Postby OlivierK » Jan 24, 2020 8:50 pm

As if they needed that warning; pettily fucking over anyone perceived as even slightly disloyal is how Trump has operated from day 1.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18596  Postby Seabass » Jan 24, 2020 11:14 pm

'Take her out': Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired

A recording reviewed by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired while speaking at a small gathering that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman -- two former business associates of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who have since been indicted in New York.

The recording appears to contradict statements by Trump and support the narrative that has been offered by Parnas during broadcast interviews in recent days. Sources familiar with the recording said the recording was made during an intimate April 30, 2018, dinner at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Trump has said repeatedly he does not know Parnas, a Soviet-born American who has emerged as a wild card in Trump’s impeachment trial, especially in the days since Trump was impeached.

"Get rid of her!" is what the voice that appears to be Trump’s is heard saying. "Get her out tomorrow. I don't care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. OK? Do it."

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18597  Postby newolder » Jan 24, 2020 11:23 pm

But Lev & Igor (not US government officials) were in no position to "fire her" from that position. :nono:
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18598  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Jan 25, 2020 12:42 am

This closing remark from Adam Schiff will live forever. The Republicans he was speaking to will not, and depending on what they decide our republic may not.

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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18599  Postby The_Piper » Jan 25, 2020 1:10 am

It seems like he's doing a great job with this.
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Re: President Trump Watch.

#18600  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Jan 25, 2020 7:06 am

OlivierK wrote:As if they needed that warning; pettily fucking over anyone perceived as even slightly disloyal is how Trump has operated from day 1.

and that should be enough reason for any GOP senator to take the opportunity and remove him from office.
* my (modified) emphasis ( or 'interpretation' )

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