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Re: US election
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2017, 10:53:39 AM »
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/02/donald-trump-federal-government-workers
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While dissent among federal workers isn’t unique to the Trump era—many foreign diplomats also used the State Department dissent cable to share a letter deriding American policy in Syria during the Obama administration—the scope of the resistance, less than a fortnight into the Trump presidency, is unprecedented. When asked how the opposition emerging at this stage compares to past administrations, Tom Malinow­ski, who served as Obama’s assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, sarcastically told the Post, “Is it unusual? . . . There’s nothing unusual about the entire national security bureaucracy of the United States feeling like their commander in chief is a threat to U.S. national security. That happens all the time. It’s totally usual. Nothing to worry about.”
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Re: US election
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2017, 01:49:24 AM »
Well done to John Bercow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38884604

-and shame to those that didn't join in the applause.

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Re: US election
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2017, 01:55:29 PM »
The word "impeachment" is whispered more often these days...

http://time.com/4658633/impeach-donald-trump-congress/
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Re: US election
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2017, 02:15:07 PM »
...and the word 'twat' is frequently shouted!

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Re: US election
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2017, 06:58:39 PM »
Certainly not by that nice lady...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/joan-baez-talks-protest-in-the-trump-era-musics-role-w464818
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What's your advice for activists in this situation?
I'd just say keep your eyes on the prize. My ex-husband, before he spent time in prison for draft resistance, gave these amazing speeches. He said, "If there's one difference you could make in the world ... if we all cared, our lives would change." I sing that song "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," and it ends with "coming to carry me," "carry you" and "carry us," and I say, "even Donald." Because he is a human being and I would fight for his right to not be executed, if it came down to that. He's a human, he's just all screwed up. ... But he has a knack, and it's vicious and it's horrible. He doesn't care about anything but himself and money and power. We're in for a bumpy ride, which has already started.
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Re: US election
« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2017, 04:25:46 PM »
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/donald-trump-challenges-governing-presidency-234879

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The new president’s allies say he has been surprised that government can’t be run like his business.

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Re: US election
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2017, 12:20:09 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39497447
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As a private citizen, Mr Trump delighted in tweeting pot shots at Mr Obama over his presidential travel costs, but according to an analysis by the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, Mr Obama spent $97 million on travel in his entire eight years in office - a figure Mr Trump could, at his current rate, comfortably outspend within his first year.

Oh FFS... ::)
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Re: US election
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2017, 05:33:22 PM »
Well deserved...
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A Washington Post/ABC poll released on Sunday showed the new president with the lowest approval rating at this point of any president since the polling began in 1945
http://www.businessinsider.de/trump-low-approval-rating-first-100-days-2017-4
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Re: US election
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2017, 03:25:23 PM »
Henry Rollins has his say...  8)

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I don’t know much about Melania, but she seems to be the only one of the pack who’s repulsed by what she sees.
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Saudi Arabia has been a great customer of USA-made murder goodies for years, so more is better, right? I mean, some of those billions are trickling their way to you right now, for sure.
http://www.laweekly.com/music/henry-rollins-melania-trump-needs-to-embrace-her-flotus-role-and-save-us-from-her-floundering-husband-8282690
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Re: US election
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2017, 07:52:58 PM »
I think I've worked it out by breaking it down....

COVFEFE = C / O-V / FEFE = SEE / OXYGEN-VERACITY / THIEF

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Re: US election
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2017, 09:29:54 PM »
I think I've worked it out by breaking it down....

COVFEFE = C / O-V / FEFE = SEE / OXYGEN-VERACITY / THIEF

Our Espionage Expert writes... ;)

Thanks Ken. Think you've got it spot on  :)
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Re: US election
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2017, 03:11:24 PM »
http://nordic.businessinsider.com/chomsky-says-trumps-scandals-are-only-a-distraction-to-hide-whats-going-on-behind-the-scenes-2017-7/
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“Take a look at the cabinet. The cabinet was designed that way. Every cabinet official was chosen to destroy anything of human significance in that part of the government. It’s so systematic that it can’t be unplanned. I doubt that Trump planned it. My impression is that his only ideology is 'me'. But whoever is working on it is doing a pretty effective job, and the Democrats are cooperating – cooperating in a very striking way.”
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