T-Rex Attends NATO Brussels Meeting of Foreign Ministers…

You might remember secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a schedule conflict between a NATO meeting of Foreign Ministers and the first state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the U.S.   As a consequence NATO re-scheduled their summit.  That summit was held earlier today.

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Over the next several days we will be shifting focus from discussing the various DC intel angles and focusing more attention to T-Rex and President Trump in advance of a major week of international diplomacy.

On Monday April 3rd the biggest foreign policy shift of the past several years will unfold as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits the White House. It cannot be overstated how apoplectic the professional U.S. State Department ideologues and bureaucrats are with this visit. The only Obama interventionist policy that comes close to the effort in Egypt was the Charles Rivkin Project, in France.

On Wednesday April 5th al-Sisi’s biggest friend in the region, Jordan’s King Abdullah II will visit President Trump and T-Rex. This too is a big deal when combined with Monday. Very bigly.

Then the week wraps up with President Trump and T-Rex hosting the entire Chinese delegation of President Xi Jinping for the weekend in Mar-la-go, the Winter White House. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson are hosting a dinner event on Saturday night April 8th for President Xi Jinping and his dignitaries.

Big foreign policy week. The biggest yet.

Back to Brussels, to give you an idea of how lame the NATO summit is you can review their efforts at self-importance in the following raw video.

[Yeah, this is the stuff I look at for hours while simultaneously researching policies and political interactions as they are taking place. This is the boring gray matter that occupies the space between the words that helps things make other things to make sense.]

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182 Responses to T-Rex Attends NATO Brussels Meeting of Foreign Ministers…

  1. CheshireCat says:

    The Russians are such terrible war mongers, placing their country so close to our NATO bases and spending almost 1/7 as much money on their military as we do.

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    • MVW says:

      You didn’t even need a ‘/s’ on that comment.

      Funny how the Neocons can’t wrap their heads around the simple facts.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      The Russians aren’t going to be invading anybody anytime soon. Seems like it’s often NATO doing all the sabre rattling these days? Meanwhile back home a career State Department employee Candace Claiborne with TS clearance was arrested for “Concealing extensive contacts with foreign agents,” and is facing at least two felony counts. The 18-yr employee was hired by the State Department during the Bill Clinton Administration.

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3539985/posts

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      • A country needs an excess of young male population China HINT China before it can wage a war of aggression. Russia suffers from the same fatal decline in live white births as the anglosphere so it is highly unlikely to be starting a war for that reason alone.

        Its economy would also be trashed by a war, whereas a country that runs a fake economy China HINT China needs to use a largescale war as a means to burn the books and start over when it loses, or is fought to a stalemate.

        But in terms of actual warfare, who has the aircraft carriers, the missiles, the planes and the secret space fleet? Hint: NOT China.

        Nuclear weapons have made general war impossible, economic world wars are vastly more likely. Together with the silent invasion of welfare olonization mass immigration the threat of money war is very real.

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        • JoAnn Leichliter says:

          China’s one child policy has led to a substantial surplus of males (as anyone with a brain could have realized would happen)–or, put another way, too few women. Their overall population decline, which is made worse by changed social conditions (e.g., many women now prefer to work and delay or avoid marriage), is not going to turn around any time soon. Thus, they are old before they are rich, and that is not a good outlook. And don’t get me started on their banking system, their phony economic statistics…
          Well, you get the idea. But never underestimate China’s potential for aggression.

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          • mireilleg says:

            China forced abortions on families, they are not beyond forcing people having children with artificial insemination to produce the gender they need. I cannot for a second think of anything the chinese government would not do if it benefits their warped view of society.

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          • China is a disaster area. A major war where they are bombed would clear valuable land for them for pennies in the dollar compared to having to do it properly AND give them a priceless uptick in patriotic unity AND give them an excuse for the traditional harsh repression of a western bank sponsored police state.

            All they need is to pick a western ally that we would desert. The problem they have during the Trump presidency is that he won’t likely desert anyone.

            Unlike the chickenhawk neocon filth Trump really will clobber people who cross us. Teddy Roosevelt II: electric boogaloo. 🙂

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      • maiingankwe says:

        Deplorable Vespucciland,

        Ooooh, looks like she’s in a bit of trouble. Guess she figured business as usual even with a new sheriff in town. Oops.

        It does make me wonder how many more we have in our alphabet soup that are just like her. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are quite a few. I’m sure China and others see it as an investment and write off.

        I am very happy to see her going down, and she could very well be in prison for twenty five years. Doubtful but possible.

        Thanks for the link.

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      • AmyB says:

        I applaud this arrest but, in my opinion, this woman did what she did for love of Co-conspirator A. He got a lot out of it, she, not so much. There’s too little information on Co-conspirator A to know whether it was a lover’s love or a motherly-type love. Doesn’t in the least excuse her actions but she was playing the role of a spy, and obviously, very poorly, because she made huge errors.

        The big ones, like the Clintons, still get away with their treasonous transfer of an unimaginable amount of national security secrets, for millions of dollars. When I see those arrests, I will know that justice is truly being served.

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      • All American Snowflake says:

        Our elite and intelligent community FBI and CIA only took 18 years (2017 – 1999) to discover this felon. Go Secret Service… Well, go somewhere.

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  2. This is what we voted for I can’t wait to see the finished product after negotiations.

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    • soozword says:

      I wonder if Tillerson assured EU/NATO that America will immediately double the number of refugees as was disclosed in the last day? That should make the EU very happy indeed.

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      • Tillerson said that the US is working with other countries for safe zones “interim zones of stability” President Trump by phone and in Person has spoke with the King of Saudia Arabia about the safe zones and the King agreed to them in Yemen and Syria.

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        • soozword says:

          Have you heard when the first refugees/migrants will be accommodated over there?

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          • No but they are working on it. My way of thinking is once they get these zones set up they will stop the flow of these refugees also hopefully we can ship ours back that have come in, I am totally against refugees given automatic citizenship at 5 years .

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        • SEJMON says:

          THERE IS 3 MILLIONS A/C TENTS READY FOR THEM IN KSA DESERT.

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          • The plan is being studied the operational steps have not been made some reports say President Trump wants a safe zone plan by the state and defense dept by and of April .
            The tent city of Mina is used for five days each year by Hajj pilgrims they can house 3 million there but are only 100k tents but this is not neccasarily where a safe zone will be established.

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        • All American Snowflake says:

          I certainly hope so. These “refugees” have a lot of resources for someone who is in dire straights. I know Americans citizens who are in worse condition.

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  3. yohio says:

    Andrea Mitchell denied again, it looked like. If this keeps up she’s going to end up with a jilted lover complex

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  4. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Here’s hoping T-Rex told the EU kingpin, Herr Junker, to pay up or shut up.
    Same goes for all the other NATO slackers.

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    • MVW says:

      I want Trump to tell NATO that the US demand’s 100% compensation for protecting European Socialist Union.

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      • nuthinmuffin says:

        threatening to close the base at rammstein

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        • mireilleg says:

          Close a few bases and watch what happens! On the other hand we need to be careful. Here is what happened in Swabish Gmund. It was deemed by whoever that the base needed to remodel, refurbish several major office builings on the base, and remodel the housing buildings, and build a new elementary school. All this work was done. Beautiful apartments, great offices, nice work done by German contractors paid by American tax payers. When all the work was done it was deemed that the base was no longer needed. My husband was one of the last soldiers on the base. We locked the gate and turned over the base to the German government. This is one I witnessed, I was there, how many more like that around the world we know nothing about?

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          • margarite1 says:

            And the people who paid for it had no idea it happened…at least most of us. So much easier to walk away from something when it wasn’t ever your money. That’s the whole problem with government – it’s not their money, or their Obamacare, or their rules. They are exempt. They only have to worry about the PR.

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            • mireilleg says:

              Exactly! Enough is enough, I hope President Trump can stop of this type of abuses, but he has a hard road with many roadblocks to try to prevent any changes.

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          • Sloth1963 says:

            I was there shortly before that happened. There were rumors flying around but I didn’t think it would happen. A couple months after I was Back in the States I got the news. It’s tragic because some of our guys are still in Nazi era barracks.

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  5. James W Crawford says:

    Hoping President Trump and T-Rex tell our NATO allies that they are SOL because the US will no longer be the guarentor of their security.

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    • I wouldn’t count on that happening. Tillerson supported the admission of Montenegro into NATO. Montenegro is a tiny bankrupt country and it makes no sense for the U.S. to become a guarantor of it’s security. So far I see Tillerson pursuing neocon policies which is very disappointing.

      http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2017/march/30/nato-wants-to-bring-us-as-close-as-humanly-possible-to-war/

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      • dilonsfo says:

        You have to be realistic…we need those bases in Europe for the security of the United States. Having the ability to move troops, equipment, and military hospitals for our troops is of the highest importance. If we pull out now we will be in the position of a carrier based military in Europe and the middle-east. Our base in Turkey is far from secure. This endangers our troops. As far as protection for the EU…they signed the contract and need to pay up. It is surprising the but the only countries current on the payments are the Eastern European nations. Central and Western Europe are all on the deadbeat list with the exception of Great Britain.

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        • Texian says:

          Where were you educated? Answer this, does Russia have an organization of countries that allow Russian military maneuvers in America’s backyard countries?

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          • dilonsfo says:

            Yes, they did. South America and Cuba. We spent a fortune running them out only to have major set backs. My education is fine and so was the years I spent in the military. But thanks for your concern.

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            • Texian says:

              I saw those two coming.. no comparison, no organized long term structure and no decadal tactical exercises. Military one too, an educational vestige of the Cold War that was manipulated into a tool by military elite for globalist domination. While you were looking for the boogeyman on the outside, they infiltrated the gubmint on the inside..

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          • dilonsfo says:

            PS: it took Reagan to break them.

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        • I agree with dilonsfo, especially about the military hospitals. My son served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and said they airlifted wounded soldiers every day to German-based US military hospitals. The wounded have to be stable enough to last for the flight. This is an essential service to those soldiers.

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          • Sentient says:

            First, the point originally made was the sheer idiocy of admitting Montenegro into NATO. Dilfonso replied about how we need “those bases”. Has it occurred to you that it’s the existence of US bases close to the Middle East that encourages the US to start stupid wars like Iraq and Afghanistan? We have the illusion of omnipotence. The moment we depart Afghanistan, the Taliban takes over again. If Trump can’t tame the military-industrial complex, we’re nearing when young Americans should swear off joining the military and their parents should discourage them from joining. Why serve up our young to the McCains, Grahams and Clintons as fodder to throw into the maw? If McCain needs more war let him draft that brat daughter of his.

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        • repsort says:

          I’m done taking at face value the “fact” that we need this massive military presence around the world.. I have been for a while. Add in the fact that we’re getting little in the way of financial support for it from the countries that benefit and it makes pulling out and shuttering these bases worth talking about.

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          • R-C says:

            How about you wait and see what President Trump and Secretary Tillerson come up with?

            I read comments like yours often. Many times, I could win a bet that the author of the comment hasn’t ever been overseas at all. (Not saying that you haven’t but, ‘by and large’ this is correct.)

            And, having been overseas for a substantial portion of my life on official U.S. business of one sort or another, in three distinct capacities, I can tell you at first hand ‘the other perspective’.

            The reason we have bases overseas is, pure and simple, to project U.S. power in order to advance U.S. policy; to look out for U.S. interests (and by “interests”, I am including U.S. business concerns; U.S. citizen concerns; and, to a lesser extent–but still valuable–U.S. allies’ and treaty partner concerns). That’s it.

            ALL of those bases might be ‘sold’ to the local populace as ‘defending their terrain’, are, at their core, actually there to protect AMERICAN interests in the region, and to strategically place our major geopolitical enemies in ‘check’.

            Put another way, these bases are the ‘picket line’ by which we defend our own borders. The concept there, from a ground combat perspective, is to engage the enemy as far from one’s own home terrain as possible, using natural terrain features and judicious placement of man-made obstacles and U.S. forces to best advantage.

            Buttoning up our entire military within our own borders is not what I would call a “good idea”.

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        • SEJMON says:

          TELL ME AND ALL OF US ON THIS SITE… NATO IS NOT ABLE STOP INVASION FROM NORTH AFRICA & ME WHAT IS PURPOSE OF NATO ???

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          • dilonsfo says:

            Obviously, you are correct. As you are aware NATO was created because of 2 world wars. More specifically, NATO was created to avoid an after WWll invasion or land grab by the Soviet Union. This was deemed necessary because of the “great territory give-a-way” by the allies. Europe was completely destroyed after the war and NATO was formed for reasons you already know. I do not believe NATO in it’s present form has any of it’s original purpose. Thanks for asking for my opinion.

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        • The paid-up countries are the only ones actually threatened by Russian aggression. And given Ukraine and Crimea, it is not an unreasonable fear. Except for the UK, which has actual integrity Anglo-Saxon-Norman style.

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      • Jenny R. says:

        With Montenegro you have control(or more control of the Adriatic). Montenegro is a small, poor state — but it’s got very important location.
        And considering what might happen in the coming years, it’s probably best to get a base up and running there.
        Invite the Russians to come along for the adventure…if they will behave themselves. (Russia isn’t monolithic in its policies…you offer the olive branch and the carrot in hopes of getting the correct faction running the show; you try to shield against the incorrect faction’s machinations; it’s just like every other place, including here).

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        • Jenny R. says:

          Russian foreign policy usually falls somewhere along 3 main branches: 1) a pro-West group that believes Russia is a European nation and should have stronger ties to Europe/U.S.; 2) an anti-West group that believes Russia is a central Asian nation and should have stronger ties to the ME and Asia; 3) a super nationalist group that believes in Russia Uber Alles and can go with either one of the other groups on any given day — and has either hyper isolationist or hyper expansionist ideas, sometimes one right after the other.
          Again, just like every other country on the face of the planet.
          Since we are in the West, we tend to like group 1 the most (although group 1 tends to like a more globalist America, so there’s that), but the other groups have their backers, and we are not the only ones playing carrot and stick.
          And Russia, just like any other country on the planet, has a symbiosis of its foreign with its domestic policy (the history of a country does tell you a lot about it)…and is pushed and pulled by its own internal stresses (and Russia has some very troubling internal stresses)…and this is what we have to be watchful of; Russia could go any ways to Sunday right at the moment, so could Europe, and China/Asia could as well…along with us, although we are perhaps not in as bad a shape as the rest, and that is hardly comforting if one considers the issues at hand here…not a good scenario for future stability at all).

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          • Interesting analysis, Jenny, esp your commend about domestic policy. A couple or three centuries, Russia’s czars vacillated between admiring German culture and French culture. Talk about culture clash!

            America benefited from Russia’s pro-German policy in a roundabout way – German farmers had been promised land and freedom from the draft to come to Russia and show what the czars thought were “lazy” farmers in Russia how to farm profitably.

            The next czar broke the promise not to draft German farmers, so the German farmers fled, first to Canada and probably other places – Chile? Argentina?, then to the U.S. where they started businesses that still exist today.

            Re: Russian aggression – all that country has ever done is nibble around the edges. Any thought of an invasion is paranoid fantasy with NO basis in fact or history. Same with China, actually.

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  6. CheshireCat says:

    “On Wednesday April 5th al-Sisi’s biggest friend in the region, Jordan’s King Abdullah II will visit President Trump and T-Rex.”,/i>

    On their visits, President al-Sisi for sure, and very likely King Abdullah, will profusely thank President Trump for vetoing “Mad Dog’s” attempts to put big supporters of the terrorist Morsi and the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, such as an Obama gal Anne Patterson, into high positions at the American Defense Department.

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  7. The press can’t get enough of T-Rex. They swarm him starting at 3:00.

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  8. BG says:

    What a wonderful improvement. The unconnable alpha male CEO of Exxon with command experience takes over from a neutered hand wringing apologist boy scout instructed by Bambi
    Life is good.

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  9. TexasDude says:

    Sadly, American car manufacturers have put and has been putting pressure on parts suppliers that have factories in the US to match the slave labor prices of Chinese parts manufacturers.

    Thus, it is less dangerous to work at a fast food joint with the same pay.

    So, while Trump is forcing the hands of these guys, they will still eff the worker in some form or fashion.

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    • This has always been a problem for the US.

      I can make car parts here. You can make them in China.
      It’s never been as simple as may the best company win.

      I make mine with labor laws, minimum wage rules, environmental laws, OSAH regs, insurance, workers comp, building codes, garbage disposal regs, fire safty inspections, and a whole host of other things.

      You open a plant and hire people for less than nothing, work them round the clock, with no regulations or laws or rules to get in the way.

      The pressure needs to be put on copmanies and on countries to work under a standard set of rules. I have no idea how that will ever get done.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        That’s why there is talk of an ‘adjustment tax’…or tariff…on cheap imports like that, to even things up for our domestic companies.

        It would be targeted, or modified, as needed to equalize the inequities in each situation.

        While I am not crazy about the idea, I don’t see any other way to bring jobs back.

        It is not fair to put so many hobbles on our own companies…which raise the cost of their goods…and then throw open the doors & let in goods that do not have those hobbles, and are therefore cheaper.

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      • COLibertyBelle says:

        IMHO, the proof is in the end product. As an example, a local footwear manufacturer here in western Colorado moved it’s operations to China several years ago….the quality of its products tanked. They had to hire people here in this country for warranty repairs. It wasn’t a “wash” but their sales have certainly suffered as a result of the move.

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        • annieoakley says:

          Is there a name for this company? I did not know any footwear was made in the US today.

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          • graciegram says:

            I’m not aware of any footwear companies in CO but I think New Balance is still made somewhere in the northeast.

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            • annieoakley says:

              New balance is the only one I have heard is still made in the US.

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              • In AZ says:

                As far as I know New Balance still makes shoes in America.

                My family buys only New Balance. Bought a pair two weeks ago for one of my kids.

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                • Linda says:

                  “As far as I know New Balance still makes shoes in America.”

                  “Made in America” usually means Assembled in America with foreign parts including laces and adhesives, New Balance will not tell you its sources because they are a global company.

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    • Maquis says:

      Tell Trump. Your points are excellent.

      I will be happy to buy an American car when they catch up to the Japanese and Germans in quality and design. It would be worth a premium.

      But the unions have to be neutered.

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      • Texian says:

        America has a hiring problem.. Regulations for hiring people by the color of their skin, ideology, or a piece of paper that is essentially made worthless from many collegiate institutions because of a prejudiced curriculum based on social rather than technical knowledge (kind of like the ‘nobel peace prize’ – means nothing now), instead of hiring somebody based merely on their natural talent.

        Notice American car designers think that copying the foreign makes of vehicles considers it as being “on par” with the competition – it’s all superficial and fake innovation – lipstick on a pig. Real innovation is needed.. but.. they don’t hire innovators anymore.. just copiers.

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        • Maquis says:

          Diversity is our…weakness.
          Competence, now that is strength, we need to find that again.

          Wonder what PDJT has in mind about the EEOC? It’s as destructive as the EPA, even more so.

          And those “statistical” methodologies and such, don’t remember them all, need sleep, oh, yeah, “disparate Impact”, amongst other farces, are all as valid as today’s climate science abominations. We need to gut that agency, revise rules to correct prior damage, and dump the rest.

          Golly. We have so many destructive government schemes interfering with everything under our sun, and it’s all bunk! No more valid than a trigger-free snowflake curriculum.

          Yes, innovation needs fresh thoughts. We ruled at solutions and advancement, and design. Pininfarina might help US makers on the style side, if we absolutely need to bring talent here, to inspire and knock sense into designers and such, not to replace them, so do it!

          What torques me off is that there is only one single hardtop coupe in America, the E-Class Coupe. My health issues make fighting to see around a huge B-Pillar a painful nightmare. I dont want a convertible. I want a full on elegant hardtop coupe with no B-Pillar, with a full glass roof, like tbe Benz has. Painting the pillars black and pretending it blends with the windows doesn’t cut it. I also need a Benz level comfort and smoothness. Gotta get rich soon!

          Also, regarding bank vault door B-Pillars, since when did outwards visibility cease to be a vital safety concern?

          Argh.

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        • Need to get the mechanical engineers weaned from their computer simulations, too. I have a sturdy American car out in the driveway. It was engineered in such a way, that you cannot change the starter without pulling the engine. One of the spark plugs is also nearly impossible to get out. Makes routine maintenance a little interesting.

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          • Maquis says:

            That’s so dumb of them. Now, on military aircraft, that used to be an utter nightmare to work on. Calling upon my best contortionist skills, and forcing me to glue fasteners to my finger tips as that was the only way to get those things in place, eyes closed, visualizing the components to navigate and contort as required. Many simple tasks require tremendous time and effort. I’ve bested Houdini in some jobs.

            However, while I can’t say I’ve worked on the latest and greatest, I do know that designers are taking ease of maintenance into account. And yes, they are using computer simulations, virtual prototyping, and changing parts and servicing and repairing things virtually before they’re built, so they are much easier to maintain.

            Cars can be done the same way. Perhaps manufacturers can follow PDJT’s lead on LISTENING and finding out what Americans want in their cars, and what they hate in the ones they have. Too many narrow-minded echo-chambers, they’ve gone stale.

            There are too many nightmares like your own. Now, I’m a conceptualist, an inventor, I have left many tools in the USAF I’ve built. I still have blueprints I made before my medical retirement that I plan to copy and build to send to many of our bases around the world. They need it, folks that have used my one prototype were begging for it. I would love to look at nightmare sparkplugs and the like and build tools for them, though it oughtn’t be necessary.

            I still need to build up my little prototyping shop first, and get away from home and yard maintenence, I just can’t do that anymore…butI expect to be back in the game inside of a year. Hoping. I won’t build maintenance nightmares either!

            Prototypes, physical ones that you perform every imaginable maintenance task upon, will always be necessary. It appears they didn’t in your case. Dumb.

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          • Texian says:

            They are engineered like that on purpose.. and by every late model automotive manufacturer. One example – the Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX – you have to remove the drivetrain/front chassis from the vehicle – completely – from underneath – just to change the water pump.. You will pay $1500+ just in labor cost to change a routine service item – the water pump..

            The engineer who says they can design a user friendly maintained vehicle is passed up – the engineer who says they can make it so difficult for owner maintenance so they have to bring it to the dealer for service.. is hired.. There is a leadership/hiring problem in white collar corporate America..

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      • davecatbone says:

        You’re right, the Mexican Ford doesn’t come close to the American built Toyota. Sarc/
        Things get complicated when a product is made of parts from many different places assembled far from the country of corporate ownership.

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        • IdahoDeplorable says:

          Our vehicle is a Ford Explorer. What a piece of junk! It’s been back to the dealer for repairs more times than I can remember. Never will buy a Ford again.

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          • Texian says:

            Every major automotive manufacturer now engineers a late model vehicle with a life cycle of approximately ten years. The “eco” smokescreen is just that.. a smokescreen to gyp the unknowing public. They are creating more landfill junk for the sake of profit that it is appalling. It is all about profit, not the quality product benefit to the consumer.

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          • Wend says:

            Courtesy of my BF-FORD=Fix Or Repair Daily

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            • Linda says:

              I have a 99 Ford Ranger. I Spent less than $500 for repairs. Can’t beat that one…
              I wonder what Trump is going to do when he finds out that the majority of American cars//trucks could not be assembled with out foreign-made parts. Import Tariffs will drive prices up high and quickly because no company in the US will make the parts for cheap.

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      • Linda says:

        Most auto manufacturers in Germany and Japan are unionized. China is probably where you want to go because there are no unions.

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      • Katherine P Sigel says:

        The reason we had unions was for safer working conditions, reasonable hours, and child labor laws,.
        Those unions were the reason we had a livable wage.
        I’ve met managers who were forced to train their own replacements just because they could hire them at a much lower wage.

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  10. Bull Durham says:

    NATO is a phantom alliance. Article 5 binds all for one, if attacked. Yet, the strategy and force structure is basically set to defend against an attack by the USSR. (It has not existed since 1991).

    So for 25+ years, NATO has joined the US as minor role players in US military disasters and third-world “victories”.

    What is the threat to North Atlantic nations now?

    ISIS/AQ.

    What is NATO capable of doing about that threat?

    As we plainly see, in every daily terror incident—nothing.

    When will NATO be able to do anything about radical Islamic terror? Never. The EU has embraced Islam and would no be suitable as allies in any war against the radicals it has bonded with.

    Meanwhile, Russia, which will never threaten to invade Europe, Eastern, Baltic or Western, is being confronted by NATO forward placement of thousands of troops, tanks, artillery and strike planes.

    Until someone in the West wakes up and realizes that poking along the Russia border looking for war is not too smart, NATO cannot change. It is also more than twice as big as it used to be, has no way to pay its bills, and is merely a proxy for US containment forces attempting to limit Russia’s sphere of influence, growth and global movement.

    NATO should be put to bed. A global cooperative agreement to fight radical Islamic terror should be arranged between Russia and the US and China.

    Mixing in US troops with NATO in an effort to immunize the Europeans from Russian military targeting is laughable. Should some idiot general of the NATO sort, like the American Supreme Commander Scaparrotti, or his predecessor Breedlove, start a war, the US troops will be annihilated as fast as the Euro troops. Russia is built to defeat what the NATO forces have. Doesn’t matter what we send over to beef up Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland or Britain. The bigger the the force aligned against the Russians, the more firepower they will use to destroy it. Victory is not in the cards. Even little Kaliningrad, part of Russian Federation, has Iskander missiles with nukes.
    Cross that border with German or Lithuanian tanks, and two NATO nations will cease to function.

    The entire notion of NATO is passe.

    But the 2% of GDP clause in the NATO alliance is a big MIC slush fund for US military contractors. They need a big enemy to threaten those 28+ countries. So they keep up the propaganda that Russia is the threat.
    And they sell Trillions of dollars of weapons to the frightened countries of NATO.

    It is always about the Trillions.

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    • CheshireCat says:

      “Mixing in US troops with NATO in an effort to immunize the Europeans from Russian military targeting is laughable. Should some idiot general of the NATO sort, like the American Supreme Commander Scaparrotti, or his predecessor Breedlove, start a war, the US troops will be annihilated as fast as the Euro troops. Russia is built to defeat what the NATO forces have.”

      And you can bet the Russians didn’t retire their artillery fired tactical nuks. During the old days of the USSR we had plenty of them and would have used them rather than lose a strictly conventional war, If the Russians do start to lose any such war, they will be ready to use them to and then it escalates.

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      • Maquis says:

        Excellent analysis. 25 year Vet, and I find no fault here.

        We should indeed partner with Russia and China against the Islamist threat, the only ideology that believes destroying every living thing on the planet is victory and a mandate for every one of them.

        We could work with Russia to end ISIS, with prejudice. Acknowledge the Russians’ right to maintain it’s naval installation there, but arrange with them an impermeable border between Syria and Israel, no Hezbollah shipments of missiles, nothing. And, of course, no more dumba$$ American demands of Regime change.

        We could end the Ukraine conflict in a heartbeat. They reclaimed their naval installations by annexing Crimea. The Ukraine “rebels” is just a way to create conditions to obtain what Russia needs; a land route to Crimea. Sit Ukraine down with Putin, and Trump or his people, negotiate the Russian annexation of a portion of eastern Ukraine in exchange for a permanent cessation of hostilities. Done.

        Provided, we, America, the bone, sinew, muscle and synapses of NATO, agree to keep NATO out of Russia’s sphere of influence. No more talk of Ukrainian membership in either NATO nor in the EU. We have plenty of leverage to push the EU on that.

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        • USMCLt says:

          Sounds good to me. First, however, we need to muzzle John McCain.

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          • echo6lima says:

            Hey Lt, absolutely agree. Make McCain heel and yes muzzle him. Echo6lima standing by.

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          • rashamon says:

            Muzzle him? Better yet, commit him. Add his friend Lindsay. They can form their own little nation in a 12′ x 12′ room.

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          • Maquis says:

            I’m working with God on a more, permanent, solution to the McMadman problem.

            You know, it might be time for the Administration to unseal his military records, and offer to reseal them if he resigns and keeps his yap shut. He is possibility more destructive than Obama. Sure would be so if we got into a shooting war with Russia just to satisfy his bloodlust.

            Think we could trade him for Snowden? They’d have to detain him, naturally, too dangerous loose. He is the biggest obstacle for bringing Russia into the fold of Civilized Christian Nations.

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    • MVW says:

      Trump has to tackle one front at a time. US economy, and all the facets, manufacturing (taxes, regulations, trade, monetary policy, political stability), small business (same lineup + ObamaCare), education, infrastructure, illegal immigration, and internal security.

      Then he can tackle MIC, Intel Community, and Medical Pharma Complex.

      Tasks of Hercules.

      Hopefully France will exit the EU and it will implode. That will set the stage for kicking Mohammed’s muslims out. If not there will be a blood bath in Europe. Europe men have already been castrated, next their heads will follow. The few countries left will run to Putin.

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      • Nostradamus says final war in europe with islam in the 2020s. I am inclining to agree with the old guy.

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      • Maquis says:

        Le Pen winning and doing as you suggest are on my personal daily prayer list.

        They have to remove the Muslims. Hollande can go with them. Their ideology alone is an open declaration of war against the entire Civilized World.

        That “Safety Zone” that PDJT arranged with Saudi Arabia needs to be popluated with Syrian Refugees and all the Opportunists as well, including, no, especially the ones that were brought here.

        If we can send a ship of Jews back to Hitler’s ovens, we can send Obama’s Muslims back to their homeland. Someone has to rebuild there.

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    • 3x1 says:

      “What is the threat to North Atlantic nations now?

      ISIS/AQ.”

      Islam.

      Not one snall visible segment. Islam.

      Fundamentally incompatible.

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      • Maquis says:

        *Fundamentally incompatible.* With Life itself.

        I’d say that Europe needs to halt the Invasion.
        EU troops, not NATO, should control the Libyan coast, they broke it, after all.

        And they need to blockade the hordes that Turkey is going to unleash on Europe.

        We need to get out of Turkey, get them out of NATO, and force the EU to abandon talks on Turkey’s ascension to the EU.

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    • mcclainra says:

      Very, very well said Bull. Always remember, if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes truth, or something like that. We have been fed lies for so long, they have become the truth, especially to the uninformed. We do NOT need to aggravate Russia, and agree that NATO’s days should be over, period. As for Putin, one reason the neocons despise him is that he is a strong NATIONALIST, which screws with their NWO agenda. That is one thing he and POTUS have in common.

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    • Wend says:

      My left-wing historian friend called it “the myth of NATO”. And this was before they went crazy with all the Eastern European countries joining. Last I knew it was the NORTH ATLANTIC Treaty Alliance! My theory FWIW is no more gang bang alliances-bilateral trade deals with all nations and we’ll save our military for OUR security.

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  11. Niagara Frontier says:

    I hope the press and all the talking heads take a crash course in history over the weekend before they start running their mouths next week about this NATO meeting and relations with the Russians.

    I can’t tell you how many people I’ve run in to who think the Russians fought with the Germans against the Allies in WWII. And that’s just the beginning of their ignorance about 20th century Europe.

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    • b says:

      I regularly blow people’s minds when stating that Russia fought on the same side as us in both world wars. The ignorance of history is so bad.

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    • EV22 says:

      I take your point, however, it also wasn’t really so clear cut. From 1939-1941 the Soviets and the Germans were allies (Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact) and they managed to do plenty of damage to Eastern Europe within their respective spheres of influence. They didn’t need to actually fight together because the pact split up Eastern Europe beforehand and, of course, the Allied powers didn’t even bother to fight. (Poland should have been defended by the Allies but wasn’t.) During the Soviet war against the Finns (1939-1940), Western Europe considered the Soviets and Germans as allies also. It wasn’t until Operation Barbarossa (1941) that the Germans broke their alliance with the Soviets, by which time much of Western Europe was controlled by the Axis. So, the Soviets weren’t fighting with the Allied Powers until after they themselves were invaded by Germany and – come to think of it – the Soviets never really fought “with” the Allied Powers either. Their armies just met up in Berlin after defeating the Germans and then the Cold War was on.

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      • Maquis says:

        It was a race between them and us to Berlin.

        They were fighting for the Left’s dream, International/Global Communism. Well, lots of revenge too, 20 million Russians died defending themselves from Germany.

        Now Germany is trying to destroy Europe with their Poison Pill, Islam. This German war has a chance of succeeding.

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        • Texian says:

          It was a rigged race – they held back Patton.. Furthermore, if Rommel was successful in gaining control of the Reich WWII would have ended earlier, atrocities abated, and most of Europe would be speaking German right now. The world today would probably have been a safer place..

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          • JoAnn Leichliter says:

            Actually, Rommel was not an active conspirator in the failed coup, but his name was certainly used as a potential post-Hitler head of state (hence his “suicide”). It is true, though, that he never belonged to the Nazi Party.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Excellent explication, EV22.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Russia (Stalin) had a non-aggression pact with Hitler, until Hitler broke it and invaded Russia (a bad idea). Russia/Soviet Union played ball with whomever could best serve its purpose. Although Russia is less ideologically expansionist than the Soviet Union, it will always seek to acquire subervient buffer states (check out its history, especially the history of its being invaded) for its large, exposed border and warm water ports for year around use (when Khrushchev ceded the Crimea to Ukraine, Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union–it was a lot like giving a piece of Iowa to Nebraska). That said, I do not think we need to condone a re-.establishment of the Eastern Bloc in order to buddy up with Russia. These people suffered greatly under Soviet-imposed Communism and deserve their freedom. Besides, Eastern Europe seems to be the most determined to maintain its cultural integrity.

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    • Wend says:

      Do not-repeat, do not-hold your breath on that one.

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  12. BG says:

    Who is ever going to war with Russia over an invasion of Germany? Not me, not any American with a brain. Let the dhimmi Angela sort it out, she can welcome many more immigrants called Russians, preferable to 3rd world western hating muslims, I believe. The Russians like a drink, western culture and treasure Levis. Win win

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    • soozword says:

      Except the Trump Administration just doubled the number of refugees to come here each week. That is not winning in my book.

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      • Maquis says:

        WTF?!

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      • TakeBackOurRepublic says:

        Concern trolling? You have posted twice about this now and are spreading disinformation. Let’s be clear so Treepers are reminded of why we are seeing an increase after the pause created by Trump’s Executive Order.

        “On March 15 a federal judge, Derrick Watson in Hawaii, issued a nationwide injunction stopping the State Department from enforcing or implementing sections 2 and 6 of President Trump’s March 6 executive order. Section 6[b] lowers the cap on refugee arrivals to 50,000, down from the 110,000 level set by President Obama. After the court’s ruling, which was upheld Wednesday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the cap reverts back to the Obama level of 110,000.
        ……..If the 900 per week number holds through the remainder of the fiscal year it would mean the Trump administration would bring in 62,482 refugees for fiscal 2017, which ends on Sept. 30. While far lower than the 110,000 that Obama had wanted for this year, the 62,482 is not a historically low number. In fact, it’s just barely under the per-year average of 64,000 since 2002.
        Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/refugee-arrivals-to-skyrocket-under-new-trump-plan/#xVVRzR3LVz23OLaM.99

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        • Sentient says:

          Solution: Gorsuch.

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        • soozword says:

          Am trying to find out if there is ANYTHING that can be done legally now to avoid this increase given that court order. What seems strange is how quietly it occurred. As Sundance always says, sunshine is the best disinfectant. Even if it seems hopeless given the court decision, I’m seeking lots of sunshine on this situation to raise awareness and perhaps a creative solution can be found to avoid these increases until such time the case winds up at the Supreme Court. Instead of this crucial news, lately we’ve been getting “fluff” like women’s empowerment, the Denmark ambassador’s visit, luncheons/dinners (not including the intelligence issues as fluff) rather than the details on this refugee situation and potential solutions. I’ve made some inquiries at other locations to get that news and expert perspectives because it may not be forthcoming here.

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      • mcclainra says:

        I have written to the WH address at the bottom of this article about changing refugees back to obozo numbers. Badly need to drain the State Dept. swamp; too many creatures there:
        https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/confirmed-trumps-department-of-state-is-going-back-to-normal-refugee-admission-numbers/

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      • mcclainra says:

        In my note to the Wh yesterday concerning the refugee resettlement article, I also noted then my dismay at them NOT declaring the MB a terrorist organization. Now I see this new article at their website.
        https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/trump-department-of-state-supports-the-muslim-brotherhood-white-house-caves/

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        • Maquis says:

          Maybe as part of or after, a peace deal. I hope. I don’t much care for our State Department, and we have MB in our own government, thanks to Zero. They are the progenitors of almost every Islamist Group we have had to deal with. Al-Queda, so many others.

          The rationale offered was so stupid. “They have a political wing.” Well so does Hamas and others. They are waging war directly and demographically,as well ascorrupting governments that they become too stupid to understand the program, or they do understand it, ala Obama.

          Their excuse/defense is like a battered spouse objecting to the cops “but he only beats me up once a week, otherwise he’s wonderful.” Delusional.

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      • R-C says:

        Your concern is REJECTED, and thrown back in your face. Have a nice day.

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    • Or even worse yet – who wants to go to war with Russia over Montenegro? With Montenegro’s admission into NATO – which was supported by Tillerson – this remains a real possibility.

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      • Maquis says:

        WTF?!

        Rand is right on this one. H3ll, Le Pen is right on this one.

        We promised post-Soviet Russia, via treaty according to Marine, that we wouldn’t push NATO into Russia’s former satellites, long in Russia’s sphere of influence even before the USSR.

        We are pushing the Russians into aggressions and nukes on their frontiers.

        Stupid.

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        • JoAnn Leichliter says:

          What, exactly, do you mean by “satellites”? Hungary? Poland? East Germany? Romania? Slovakia? The Czech Republic? Latvia? Lithuania? Estonia?
          As for the Balkans (once Yugoslavia), no rational human being wants to deal with them (except, apparently, for Bill Clinton), since they are the proverbial powder keg. Ukraine and Crimea are a separate issue, and can possibly be resolved with sufficient good will and effort.

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    • Maquis says:

      They are a openly Christian Nation. They would fight for that alone. They know what Islam is.

      Germany would indeed be much better off importing, or “welcoming” as many Russians as MerkIll has Muslims.

      Russians would populate the Churches that Germans have abandoned. In five years living there, heading to Church early morning myself, I never saw a single child coming or going to a German church. Just white haired old Germans watching their countries putative soul dying.

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      • Jenny R. says:

        Yes, openly Christian…and will be demographically 1/3 muslim (and some are forecasting 1/2) by 2050. It is already at about 11%.
        And at this point it might be well advised to investigate the drug problem (and thereby the HIV problem) in Russia (we are not the only ones) as I’m pretty sure there is a connection.
        Part of the reasons for the openly Christian pronouncements…not all is well there, and they know it; anything to try and rally the people.
        Whether it works or not, is another story.

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  13. Rainy says:

    Never one ounce of fear, surprise or aprehension in Tillersons eyes in all pics and vids I’ve seen of him.

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  14. 3x1 says:

    I hope at some point, somebody, anybody, kicke Juncker in the jewels.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/786294/European-Union-EU-calm-storm-Jean-Claude-Juncker-US-break-up

    Countries that leave the EU, we’ll do business with.

    Countries that don’t can enjoy being submerged in moslemism while their feckless leaders issue empty threats.

    Kim jong-un has more street cred than Juncker.

    Maybe some clever journalist can ask Juncker a question and elicit a response that will get his moslem guests unhappy with him.

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    • Maquis says:

      His Muslim guests are already unhappy with any living breathing non-Muslim.

      (I reject the term Infidel. I am plenty believing and faithful.)

      Juncker’s mouth appears primed to offend just about everyone. You’ll likely get your wish soon. 😉

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  15. Sunshine says:

    Something is happening in Egypt. My Cairo friend just told me he has to report for duty NOW.
    He had hung up his military boots. He never thought he would be recalled.

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    • Maquis says:

      Wow. Well, a sweeping peace plan would require the teeth to back it up, especially when they share borders with failed states with raging Islamist insurgencies. Libya and North Sudan could provide lots of jihadis angry with peace with Israel, especially when it includes Saudi Arabia, Ground Zero for Islam.

      The remaining jihadis in the Sinai, loosed by Obama’s Muslim Winter, could also be a possible concern at the announcing of peace. They’ll go nuts.

      This could be precaution, or preemption.

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    • mcclainra says:

      This is a website and person I have followed/friended on FB, an American living in Cairo. Also has many connections in the ME, Syria for sure, and has really been a voice in the wilderness educating about our alphabets starting ISIS, and also about Assad, and why/how he is not the terrible leader MSM portrays him to be. She posted this yesterday, and did a screenshot of her ending comment, as her articles can’t actually be copied/pasted.
      http://www.cheriberens.net/christian-girl-kidnapped-by-muslims.html

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      • mcclainra says:

        I can’t figure out how to upload the .jpg from the story above. Here is what she said:

        “I have lived in Egypt many years now. And this identical circumstance [kidnap, rape, murder of Christians] has occurred so many times it is impossible for me to count them. I hear of these kidnapping and torture at least once a week, my guess is we are talking about many hundreds of cases.

        I am beyond repulsed. Not only because the act is so abhorrent, but because the majority of the population of Egypt refuses to acknowledge these kidnappings, rapes and murders as crimes. Because the girls are Christian.”

        So while Al Sisi is a welcome change from Morsi, all is still not well there. Muzrats, including MB and ISIS, too entrenched.

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        • Maquis says:

          I surely hope that el-Sisi works to get a handle that.

          Muslims and Civilization don’t really go well together.

          Muslims believe that “Infidels” aren’t really people. They believe their BloodGod created infidels to be punished eternally, in ways only Muhhamed’s sick mind could conjure, because they aren’t Muslims. A “god” that creates sentient beings to torment for eternity because they aren’t something other than what he created. Fully intending to destroy them throughout eternity even as he created them. The cruelist kind of madness, that makes crimes against “infidels” a non-issue, because they, we, aren’t even human.

          The excuses they make, the fabulist idiocies, the fabricated stories of “a love story.” as your friend documented, is utterly disgusting and a perversion of humanity itself. Nothing rises to a level that concerns them. Unless the complaintant is a Muslim…then, even imagined sligbts have a thousand Rage Boys in the street demanding, and usually getting, the blood of an innocent.

          The only Refugees we should accept from those countries should be Christians. Period.

          I believe that a global campaign by the US, Russia, and yes, China, to eliminate Islam completely off the planet. Educate and convert, or destroy them, nothing less. We could destroy every Muslim on the planet, to save the Six-Billion people that they propose, nay, plan, to destroy and torment, and I would not call that immoral. I’d call it 1,400 years overdue.

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        • Sunshine says:

          It’s impossible to detect and weed out the Muslim Brotherhood. El Sisi closed down quite a few mosques when he took power. I told my friend that Egyptian police should train with the Israelis in profiling methods. But the problem is the great majority of Muslim Egyptians, including the police force, truly hate the Jews, just as most Muslims everywhere.

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  16. BG says:

    Indeed, except for Britain the US might well eventually find greater common cultural ground with the Russian people than statist EU Europe controlled by old East German communists and (incredibly) decrepit Euro-Maoists, who morphed to fit the times and are now hired by Goldman Sachs.

    Dhimmi Germany and Austria, demographically muslim compliant France, overwhelmed, self loathing Sweden, cowered Denmark and poor Holland obfuscates politically to its end by semi rejecting Wilders. Italy doesn’t care as long as the vino runs on time.

    Those Russians dealt to muslim Chechnya, no nonsense, big time.
    Keep it in mind.

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  17. sagatel says:

    US government should use McCain, Graham, Clintons, Kerry, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, Maxine Waters, Evelyn Farkas as human shield against Russian invasion and they should be forced to march in front of our combatants in order to deter further Russian aggression.

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  18. M33 says:

    Thank you for being our BS filter, Sundance!

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  19. A2 says:

    Secretary Tillerson has made the US position clear. NATO is still important and needs to be refocused and properly funded. Whats not to like?

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    • IdahoDeplorable says:

      What about his anti-Russia dialogue? I really was hoping for a change of direction with everything President Trump said before he was elected. But we are right back where we were with Tillerson’s comments about the Russia aggression.

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      • NE Korup says:

        At his Feb. 16 press conference, Trump said: “I may not be able to do Russia deal; at least I tried.”

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        • Maquis says:

          He won’t give up.

          The MSM are playing the Muh Russian game for two reasons:
          First, to injure, distract, delay, and, if they can, destroy President Trump.

          Second, to keep him away from Putin. Together, the Lion and the Bear could stabilize much of the World and end the Islamist menace. There would be much good from a rapprochement. However, that would upset the Globalist’s plans, hence, a new Cold War delivered by the foolish would be Masters of the Universe.

          I think PDJT is just disarming the media and rest of the Left. Trump works so many things at the same time, winning huge one place while the MSM clowns are obsessing somewhere else.

          Some folks here have introduded an idea that could almost become our mantra in the face of Trump doubt by other folks: “Just Watch.”

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  20. Trumppin says:

    This is so not my area of understanding (foreign policy) so want to say Sundance, Thank you so much for all you do here for people like me to try and grasp it. I also Thank all the Treepers who do fully understand this stuff and take the time to further educate people like me.

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  21. JBrickley says:

    China’s economy is rather fake. It is very much a Ponzi scheme and so long as there are big investments pouring in they can rob Peter to pay Paul. Their money is artificially inflated, the trade advantages over the US are actually fueling much of their economy. In order to keep things rolling they must pump a lot of stimulus money into building phantom cities, seaports, airports, etc. Yep, that’s right, entire freaking cities are completely empty but fully constructed and ready to go. Meanwhile they build artificial islands in the South China Sea contested by their neighbors and build military bases on them. They threaten Taiwan regularly and they don’t seem to do anything about North Korea. But hey, they make iPhones really really cheap!

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    • Maquis says:

      Those huge empty cities trip me out. Creepy.

      The Islands now, those make me mad. Utter lunacy. Right in the midst of the World’s busiest shipping lanes, hundreds of miles from Chinese soil, no historical ties or associations, no economic activities. Just resources to steal and a World economy to hold hostage to NorK level madness.

      (Oh, they are grabbing up the Panama canal as well, thank you Jimmy Carter and Willy Clinton.)

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Too true, alas. And how many American port facilities do they control? We have permitted a wholesale buying spree of American facilities, but no such deals can be made in China. This way of “doing business” really needs to end.

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        • Maquis says:

          Indeed. We could go as far as banning foreign ownership of critical infrastructure, and force a sale, or let them see it Nationalized until we find a buyer. It seems only the US is so stupidly stuck on Capitalism they think it means selling your grandma and your Country’s Security.

          Making America Great Again…I see room in that project to correct the treason of selling critical infrastructure to foreign powers, especially hostile ones. Of course, the Fexs sign off on a lot of these things, so, if you find a Secretary Clinton at State, you can buy 20% of our Uranium production for a measly ten-million bribe. That one thing, right there, ought to be prosecuted as a hanging offense.

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  22. Linda says:

    The new Monopoly game piece is the T-Rex. I can only imagine the whole new set of arguments that that is going to generate….

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  23. Gary says:

    “The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits…”

    but the to own the huge debt we owe them.

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  24. James W Crawford says:

    Amen to that.
    NATO served US interests back in the day when the USSR posed an existential threat and we needed an alliance to counterbalance the population, economic output and military forces of the Warsaw Pact. The Warsaw Pact died when the Berlin wall fell. The Soviet Union imploded soon thereafter. Russia is not the USSR. Russia isno longer communist and no longer seeks to impose communism on the world by force.

    The only alleged benefits of our NATO and other alliances is access to bases for our military forces. However; the US would not have need of these military bases if the US was not obligated to defend NATO and other alliances. America had no need of overseas bases until the Spainish American war “won” the US overseas colonies that have been a pain in our ass ever since. The Japanese would not have attacked Pearl Harbor if the United States had not possesed the Philipines. The Phillipine Government demanded that the US vacate Subic Bay back when Carter was President. The US fought and lost a war to Vietnam.. Why are we risking nuclear war with China to defend the Philipines and Vietnam when we should be declaring open season on them?

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  25. Has anyone else noticed this feature on T-Rex? The hair on the back of his head is darker than the rest. I do a double-take every time I see a side view – it looks as if he is wearing a kippah, or yarmulke, as people used to say. To me, it makes him look even stronger – Israeli-like.

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