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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1395 on: June 10, 2018, 06:40:16 pm »
The more tariffs Trump puts on foreign goods, the more likely that is to happen.

I believe the current EU tit-for-tat sanctions on US goods were chosen precisely to affect industries in pro-Trump states.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1396 on: June 10, 2018, 07:45:31 pm »
The more tariffs Trump puts on foreign goods, the more likely that is to happen.

I believe the current EU tit-for-tat sanctions on US goods were chosen precisely to affect industries in pro-Trump states.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1397 on: June 10, 2018, 07:47:30 pm »
Canada just did it. And so Trump backed out of a G7 agreement because of it.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1398 on: June 10, 2018, 09:08:36 pm »
He is building a wall, between every nation and the US.

This either means he is confident enough that the US can exist in a xenophobic bubble, that the gravity thrusters are complete and the U.S is ready to detach itself from earth and go explore the cosmos.

Or he has no plan and is is creating lasting damage that could take many times his presidency to correct.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1399 on: June 12, 2018, 11:45:18 am »
I genuinely hope the talks today go well and that Kim isn't leading Trump around by the nose just to renege on anything agreed.
I'm fully prepared to give Trumps team credit if he accomplishes nuclear disarmament of NK, I suspect it won't be as smooth as they are making it out to be but if there is a path with back and forth and not just a lot of wasted time then at least thats one way the world might hold off getting even more shit.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1400 on: June 12, 2018, 11:55:26 am »
I keep hoping for the best, but the initial signs aren't so good.

Trump just signed away on further military drills and potentially removing US military forces from South Korea, for the promise of talks and a signature on something that looks suspiciously like the 1992 joint agreement.

Also the talks were just between Trump and Kim, which has me all kinds of nervous.  Trump can promise crazy shit that he cannot effectively cash in such negotiations, and so can Kim.  Furthermore, if Kim's a puppet head for the North Korean military, as many suspect is the case, then he may not actually be allowed to follow up on any of his promises.

Not to mention we still have the outstanding issue of North Korea using a biological agent to carry out an assassination on foreign soil, which really needs to be addressed.  That's a war crime, and someone needs to hang for that.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1401 on: June 12, 2018, 12:28:22 pm »
To be fair Russia did the same in the UK, it seems to be coming back into fashion. On the bright side, it may not be possible to get conclusive answers as to what they actually agreed in those talks, their memory is built on shifting sands, and unless there was a stenographer in there its entirely possible either or both will claim those talks never happened if it doesn't look like its going well.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1402 on: June 12, 2018, 01:52:49 pm »
Trust me, whoever ordered and carried out that order on the part of Russia should be hanged as well.  Because otherwise everyone is going to be doing it, in which case we may as well not bother with laws of war at all.

I strongly suspect what will happen now is that North Korea won't make any substansial concessions, Trump will not admit that he got rolled by a grifter from Pyongyang, where they don't even have capitalism, claim a huge win, and North Korea will make use of its increased stature with regard to South Korea and the other regimes it has covert dealings with.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1403 on: June 12, 2018, 02:18:43 pm »
In other words, a con PR stunt.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1404 on: June 12, 2018, 04:01:10 pm »
In other words, a con PR stunt.

More like a used car just got sold, sight unseen.

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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1405 on: June 12, 2018, 05:28:20 pm »
I genuinely hope the talks today go well and that Kim isn't leading Trump around by the nose just to renege on anything agreed.

I just hope the talks don't end with a nuclear war. Given that one of them is an insane despot and the other is the leader of North Korea I don't really trust either of them to maintain a cool head and not make things worse.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1406 on: June 12, 2018, 07:01:20 pm »
It's a communications thing.  When you say certain words or phrases, for example, "Islamofascists", you have put yourself in a box and communication has stopped.  Doesn't matter if the word is accurate or not, doesn't matter if you only refer to certain members of a religion...Even if correct, it's still stupid.  The fact is that it's a "placard" that advertises where you get your ideas.
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1407 on: June 13, 2018, 02:05:14 am »
Have we talked yet about fosta-sesta, the anti-free-speech bill that this idiot and the republican congress passed in april?

That's the bill that makes it functionally impossible for sex workers to function without a pimp, right?

That's the one.

Furhermore, it also makes most online dating and personals ads sites functionally illegal.

If nothing else says "Go fetch the Jacobins", this does.

It seems that, not to be outdone, the EU has recently proposed an even worse internet censorship bill

http://www.alphr.com/politics/1009470/article-13-EU-what-is-it-copyright
https://saveyourinternet.eu/
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/thanks-axel-voss.html
https://www.maketecheasier.com/eu-article-13-copyright-protection-proposal/
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Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« Reply #1408 on: June 13, 2018, 09:44:47 pm »
And then this also happened:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/exclusive-trump-looking-to-erect-tent-cities-to-house-unaccompanied-children/ar-AAyyupt?ocid=spartanntp

"HHS officials confirmed that they’re looking at the Fort Bliss site along with Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene and Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo for potential use as temporary shelters. "

Needless to say, there's no point in building a tent city in a temperate area.  You lose half the effect.

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