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Old 05-24-2017, 10:20 AM   #341
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The leader of the free world, ladies and gentlemen.



Why won't he say Radical Islam??!?!?!?!?!??!!?!!?!!
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i feel like we are *this* close to finally finding out about aliens.



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U.S. President Donald Trump told his Philippine counterpart that Washington has sent two nuclear submarines to waters off the Korean peninsula, the New York Times said, comments likely to raise questions about his handling of sensitive information.

Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters: NYT | Reuters
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:33 AM   #344
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Melania looks even less thrilled.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:16 PM   #350
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Remember when he complained that the U.S. and allies announced well in advance the looming battle to retake Mosul? He said as Commander in Chief he would never alert the enemy to their plans, giving them an advantage.

Good times.
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Slavery is the main issue with the Civil War. It is couched in a "you can't tell us what to do economically", but the right to use slaves was 100% the point, the very thing that was being "squeezed" in their agrarian society. You can say "the war was about economics", but the only thing the north, and centralized national power, took exception with in the south was their use of slaves to bolster their economy. The right to hold slaves shows up over and over again in the individual articles of secession. Yeah, it was "economic squeezing". It was the industrial north becoming a stronger economic region. But there was only one thing the executive office and the central power of the northern states wanted to restrict within the operations of the south. And that was human slavery.

So, yeah...it was about economics. The economics of using slave labor...the south said they would be bankrupt without it, the north said "that's not our problem...stop the practice" and war commenced.


Whether the mindspace of all northerners, or even Lincoln, was in a perfectly correct space regarding African Americans (referred to as blacks, or negros at the time ) is really a side discussion, because it doesn't change the reason for the aggression, which was the south's steadfast position that slave labor was necessary to turn profit.


Even in its most meandering articles, like South Carolina, the reference to southern brothers in secession is referred to as "slaveholding states":

"The people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, on the 26th day of April, A.D., 1852, declared that the frequent violations of the Constitution of the United States, by the Federal Government, and its encroachments upon the reserved rights of the States, fully justified this State in then withdrawing from the Federal Union; but in deference to the opinions and wishes of the other slaveholding States, she forbore at that time to exercise this right. Since that time, these encroachments have continued to increase, and further forbearance ceases to be a virtue"


Not the other southern states. It was recognized what their common bond was, and it wasn't simple geography. It was they were slaveholding states, the central US government wanted to end slavery, and they weren't going to let it happen. So yeah...it was economic squeezing
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oops! I was apparently responding to a post on page 7. Sorry. But yeah...all that stuff I said.
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Remember when he complained that the U.S. and allies announced well in advance the looming battle to retake Mosul? He said as Commander in Chief he would never alert the enemy to their plans, giving them an advantage.

Good times.

maybe he'll tell us who really killed JFK while he's at it.
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Women mourning, the people are falling to the ground crying, God is sad, and evil is grinning...

That pretty much sums up this presidency.

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Why are the US leaking info about the Manchester bomber? The UK asked them to stop today and tonight there's pictures of the bomb leaked from the US. Who's behind this? All seems very suspicious, is there someone in the US government trying to ruin relations?
It's a big story in the UK tonight.
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Info Wars has apparently been granted a WH press pass.

Alex Jones claims in court it's all an act, a performance.

So isn't Info Wars LITERALLY FAKE NEWS???


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The Washington Post allowed contributor Ed Rogers to praise Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia without disclosing that he’s a lobbyist for the Saudi Royal Court. The Post has repeatedly allowed Rogers to promote his lobbying clients’ interests without disclosure.

Rogers is the chairman of the BGR Group, a leading Washington, D.C., lobbying group. BGR is part of a vast network of American lobbying and public relations firms that work for the Saudi government. The Post itself has reported on Rogers’ role in promoting Saudi interests. An April 2016 article stated that Rogers “did not immediately return a request for comment” about his lobbying work for the Saudi government and that “Rogers is a contributor to the Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog.”

Rogers and BGR signed an agreement letter with the Saudi Royal Court on August 24, 2015, to “provide public relations and media management services for The Center [for Studies and Media Affairs at The Saudi Royal Court], which includes both traditional and social media forums.” The contract is worth $500,000 per year.

Rogers used his Washington Post space to write a May 16 piece praising Trump’s then-upcoming overseas trip as a “good idea” and an opportunity to “begin a reset even if relief is only temporary.” He added that “the American public responds positively to seeing their president meeting with world leaders, reassuring them of our leadership abroad, and coming to agreements on matters of global importance. Trump’s meetings in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican are opportune settings for this administration to make a bold statement to the world that the United States is stronger and more committed than ever to leading.”

The Post column did not disclose that the Saudi government has paid Rogers and his company. The piece was syndicated to The Plain Dealer, Chicago Tribune, and The Kansas City Star, according to a Nexis search.
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While this was a mistake, no media outlet on the planet has been more effective holding the administration to account in this dark new world than the Post.
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