Trade Stuff: Trump Refuses Chinese Steel Compromise – Mexico Sees NAFTA Collapsing, Turns to China…

There is an saying people use to criticize President Trump based on the people around him:

“People are policy, and policy is people”…

The basic argument is that Mr. Trump can be swayed or distracted from his mission by his staff and those he hires.

This is a common catch-phrase brought about by historic and conventional wisdom.  However, when applied to President Trump, it’s also just plain wrong.

No similar cliche is appropriate for Donald Trump, nothing deters or influences him from his larger decades-long ‘America-First’ economic strategy. Nothing.

Donald Trump is the policy. There’s no assembly of advisers on economic issues that can ever sway his instinct.

Example:

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump last month rejected a Chinese proposal to cut steel overcapacity, despite the endorsement of some of his top advisers, the Financial Times said, citing people familiar with the matter.

Beijing proposed cutting steel overcapacity by 150 million tonnes by 2022 in a deal twice rejected by Trump, who instead urged advisers to find ways to impose tariffs on imports from China, the paper said, citing the sources.

The deal was endorsed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a week before U.S. and Chinese officials held a high-level economic dialogue, the FT added, citing a U.S. official and another person familiar with the matter.

White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom declined to comment on the “purported internal discussions” between the president and his cabinet members when contacted by Reuters.  (read more)

Panda expected POTUS Trump to go for the “Wimpy strategy”? ‘We’ll pay you Tuesday (2022) for our steel access today‘.

Nope.

That’s not going to happen; now is now.  U.S. Steel industry is at a critical mass; if we wait five years for a Chinese production reduction we might not have an industry.

Even if Secretary Wilbur Ross endorsed it, he’s not going to sway POTUS Trump on an economic dynamic Trump has already mapped out.  President Trump respects Wilbur Ross; heck, the Manhattan bankers hired Ross when they were in battle with Trump over the Atlantic City Casino loans.  Donald Trump and Wilbur Ross were adversaries then.  Why do you think President Trump wanted hired-gun Ross as his Commerce Secretary?

But even “Killer” Wilburine isn’t going to hold sway when it comes to an economic issue that cuts to the central point of MAGAnomics and Making U.S. Manufacturing Great Again.  However, that’s probably where the ‘bring me tariff’s” story’s came from.

♦Second issue.  Mexico realizes they might be getting played with this NAFTA renegotiation strategy.  President Trump might indeed be letting Canada and Mexico spin their wheels only to say ‘oh well’, and walk away at a time of his choosing.   Even USTR Robert Lighthizer and Secretary Ross are not guaranteed to know in advance.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto will travel to China next week to discuss trade and investment, as Mexico looks for ways to decrease its dependence on NAFTA, especially trade with neighboring United States.

He will hold a bilateral meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping and participate in a summit of the BRICS nations, a grouping that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, on Sept. 4 and 5, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Pena Nieto’s visit comes as U.S., Mexican and Canadian negotiators meet Sept. 1-5 in Mexico City for a round of talks to revamp the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mexico is trying to increase trade with Latin America and Asia, and on Monday took part in the first of three days of talks in Australia aimed at reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, disrupted by the withdrawal of the United States.

On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his threat to scrap NAFTA, which he has cast as killing jobs and exacerbating the U.S. deficit, and ripped into trading partners Canada and Mexico. (read more)

Mexico might think they are hedging their bets, however they are actually playing right into Donald Trump’s preferred method of confronting adversaries.   Trump prefers united opposition; it’s easier to leverage a better outcome when the mutual interests of two parties who oppose you are in alignment and plain view.

Rather than face Mexico and China individually, POTUS Trump would much rather have Mexico and China attached in economic interest. It doubles the leverage by enlarging the target; we are the customer for both; and we can play each against the other.

In addition, it’s a commonly accepted open secret that China and Mexico are already working together to exploit the U.S. market via NAFTA back doors.  Why not remove Panda mask and make it formal opposition? Much easier that way.

However, Trump is steadfast on big picture USTR Trade Deals for manufacturing, but not necessarily intransigent on specific sector details; ie. willing to give Canada and U.S. teams more negotiation time to work out the lumber issues with Commerce, prior to tariffs:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday announced a 2-1/2 month delay in determining final anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Canadian softwood lumber to buy more time to negotiate a settlement of the trade dispute.

The Commerce Department had previously been scheduled to announce final lumber duties on Sept. 6, a step that would have ended the current negotiating process with Canada’s government. Ross set a new deadline of no later than Nov. 14.

“I remain hopeful that we can reach a negotiated solution that satisfies the concerns of all parties,” Ross said. “This extension could provide the time needed to address the complex issues at hand and to reach an equitable and durable suspension agreement.”

U.S. and Canadian softwood lumber producers and government officials have all said they want to reach an “equitable” arrangement to settle U.S. claims that Canadian lumber is unfairly subsidized and dumped onto U.S. markets below cost. (read more)

“Taking the lumps out”, and pushing the deadline past NAFTA rounds #2 and #3…

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218 Responses to Trade Stuff: Trump Refuses Chinese Steel Compromise – Mexico Sees NAFTA Collapsing, Turns to China…

  1. tytanshammer says:

    I remember that the softwood/hardwood claims were leveled against Canada in the early 2000s and all Canada did was use NAFTA as leverage to get their way and undercut the timber market. If Canada wanted to ‘negotiate’ you should have done it back then, not wait until now like a bunch of thieves who finally have been caught and want a plea bargain. The rules have CHANGED, you have to play fairly now.

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    • Payday says:

      Playing into trump’s hands as he likes united opposition? Doesn’t the run counter to Trumps desire for bilateral agreements?

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      • Old Codger says:

        Think, now: Those two have been back dooring with China ,that “wonderful free trade” NAFTA for years. This effort brings that collaboration out into the open, showing that indeed, NAFTA is clearly not in the US interest if your trading partners are shown to use it to cheat.
        After all, selling those bilateral treaties politically, here in the US, is half the battle against Donahoe’s “cheap labor express” CoC.

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        • tytanshammer says:

          They put a lot of mills out of business here in the Northwest and Congress and the CoC know that full well. The Canadian mills don’t have all of the environmental restrictions we do either. They are allowed to use ‘environmentally unsafe” machinery like water debarkers for example where we are not allowed to. It’s all an infuriating scam to exfiltrate the wealth as Sundance has said.

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          • Donna in Oregon says:

            So much of our western timber is being wasted in fires. In Oregon the wildfires have been ongoing.

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          • impala says:

            Uh – With all due respect, I think that you are unfairly laying all the blame on Canada’s doorstep for mils in the Pacific Northwest closing. Think back to the enviroMENTALists ( heavy on the mental part..☺☺) campaign to save the spotted owl and do some research to find out how many mills those mutants forced to close! I worked most of my life in the B.C. lumber industry and we struggled and lost mills here because of the political nonsense. Free trade? Fair trade? Then make the rules the same for everyone and please refrain from blaming your neighbor to the north for all the lumber woes over the years. The simple fact is that trees in the area where I live have a slow growth period making the growth rings tighter together causing the wood to be more dense and strong compared to the U’S”s southern pine. North Central Washington’s wood is equally as good but again, the American leaf lickers and their spotted own nonsense closed many, many mills in that area. I’m definitely in no way opposed to looking after our planet, but the enviroMENTAList movement is really, when it is all boiled down to brass tacks, more about the almighty dollar than anything.

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          • impala says:

            A P.S. to my above post – As a Canadian, I totally support President Trump for what ever that is worth and have nothing but respect for him. Unlike many Canadians, I do not see him as an ogre or a whack job – he is doing the job that he was elected to do and what ever the impact that has on Canada – then so be it. If this country had ANY leadership at all – federally and provincially, then these agreements would be easy to work out and everyone would benefit. Canadians are going to suffer not because of Donald Trump – but because have NO leadership and have become suck a socialistic nation that it is shameful. I am one Canadian who understands that we will all be better off because of America’s current President a man among men and a LEADER among a bunch of pansy assed, liberal, commie sympathizing leaders across the planet – Canada’s spoiled brat Justin Trudeau is one of the finest examples. I would that Canada had a leader who is even half the man that DOnald Trump is. At least he’s still not waiting for the spinal donor. I love my country – but despise what we try to pass off as leadership. .Just my honest opinion.

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        • zaq123 says:

          Have to face it, H Ross Perot was right. Clinton sold the US out, imagine that. And now, the President is looking to go after China, for improprieties regarding intellectual property. As much as I’d like to see him do it, how can there be impropriety when clinton gave the chinese anything they wanted?

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          • adombom says:

            Trump does not blame China. He blames American leadership (if you can call it that) for making stupid deals with nations that were more than willing to take advantage of American stupidity, and now he will correct those imbalances. Time for those nations to pay the piper, but they thought the bill would never come due.

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            • zaq123 says:

              We haven’t had leadership here, for quite some time. I agree with you on that. But, those deals weren’t stupid. They were intentional. They were negotiated with one thing in mind, to increase the profits of these multi-national conglomerates, on the backs of America. The “leadership” was in the back pocket of the corporations and did their bidding, willingly.

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              • adombom says:

                Okay, I see your point.

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              • Will Janoschka says:

                “We haven’t had leadership here, for quite some time. I agree with you on that. But, those deals weren’t stupid. They were intentional.”
                The deals were intentional and smart only for the multi-national corporations and the military industrial complex. The people of the USA are the malignantly stupid for allowing the corporately owned US government to continue marching down the same dirt road, leading only to the swamp. Many of the US stupid rely on political party preferences for voting rather than thought of self-preservation. We now have:
                I’m a Antifascist, you’re scum.
                I’m a BLM, you’re scum.
                I’m a Christian, Communist , Climatologist, you’re scum.
                I’m a Democrat, you’re scum.
                I’m a Entomologist, you’re scum.
                I’m a Fascist, you’re scum.
                I’m a Gynecologist, you’re scum.
                I’m a Historian, you’re scum.
                I’m a Intifada, Ignoramus, you’re scum.
                I’m a Jew, you’re scum.
                I’m a Kiwi, you’re scum.
                I’m a Lover, you’re scum.
                I’m a Muslim, you’re scum.
                I’m a Naturist, you’re scum.
                I’m a Ocelot, Obummer, you’re scum.
                I’m a Patriot, Pacifist, you’re scum.
                I’m a Queer, Qantas, you’re scum.
                I’m a Republican, Racist, you’re scum.
                I’m a Socialist, Syrian, Scientist, you’re scum.
                I’m a Theologian, you’re scum.
                I’m a Unitarian, you’re scum.
                I’m a Virgin, Victim, you’re scum.
                I’m a Watermelon, you’re scum.
                I’m a X patriot, you’re scum.
                I’m a Yes-sir, three bags full, you’re scum.
                I’m a Zygote, you’re scum.
                Note the pattern!!!
                I’m a Multi-national corporation, Military industrial complex, you’re customers, idiots, and scum.

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  2. Bree says:

    I like the idea of letting Mexico and Canada cry a bit than end it all.

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  3. deanbrh says:

    We are sooooo lucky to have this President! “Taking the lumps out” would not have occurred to anyone else, most specifically not HRC, and anyone else would have been too scared to push.

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    • doit4atlas says:

      Luck had nothing to do with it…we worked our asses off for this. We watched EVERY SINGLE debate, every single rally, took the slings and arrows of our co-workers, family and friends. 5 people in my family, 5 Trump voters; 3 kids in college…one in Florida, one in Pennsylvania, and one in North Carolina; 3 swing states, 3 Trump voters. Unfortunately, my wife and I are in NJ…oh well.

      Finally, America work up! We EARNED every bit of this.

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      • Ditto except Florida is in Maryland. Too Funny!

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      • Luke from NJ says:

        I would add that in addition to work, God was with us. MAGA overcame so many obstacles that work alone can’t explain it.
        Living in NJ too, my only hope is to get out someday. It is lost for good I fear. The new transgender school law in NJ is the capstone on hopeless liberalism. Of course signed by Christie. At least we have lenient homeschool laws,for now.

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        • CaptainNonno says:

          Left NJ in ’82 for Florida. No regrets. Sad to see the place I was raised go so far into the dumps.

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          • Where are you in Florida? Living in NJ now and want out!

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          • doit4atlas says:

            We are planning to retire in a couple years to my birth state of PA…can’t WAIT to add two more Trump voters to PA! MAGA!

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            • We’ll be glad to have you. The more the better!

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            • NewNonna!!! says:

              I’m transplanted from LI here in NEPA. Attended two Trump rallies, one at Mohegan Sun and one in SCRANTON.

              So glad PA Deplorables won the state (sorry, I mean Commonwealth) for OUR President!!

              Calling all Deplorables who are tired of liberal city -and suburban- living, you are most welcome here in PA. No state tax on pensions helps!

              This area is God and country, country!

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              • doit4atlas says:

                Hey, that’s where we are heading…NEPA! I was raised in Hazleton area, and we are retiring at our home on Lake Wallenpaupack very SOON!

                We went to the rally at Mohegan Sun late in the campaign…WOW! Such FUN!

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Those of us who lived there in the mid-50s said the same thing about the Jersey/NY snowbirds thst started flocking there in the early 70s. The more things change…

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        • volintn says:

          I agree that God was and is with us and POTUS.

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        • Kristin says:

          We left NJ in January 2011. Best move ever to AZ!! Way lower taxes, less traffic, no humidity as to speak off, no snow, no leaves, no grass. Still a red state.
          Beautiful green Sonoran desert, gorgeous cacti and other plants. Plenty of great restaurants. Clean roads. What’s not to like?

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          • Linda Parker says:

            Kristin, we left NYC in 2006 for AZ and never looked back. I returned w 2 girlfriends Aug 2016–worst month to visit due to humidity–and could not wait to get back to low humid/105* temps here in AZ. Better than FLA, that is for sure!

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      • NJF says:

        Yup. I kept telling friends who lamented, “it doesn’t matter, she’ll win.”

        I always vehemently answered, “if you don’t vote, he can’t win. If you do vote he can win!”

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        • Dr T says:

          I did likewise. Same words over and over again and I am in California. I knew they would cheat us out of a victory here but I couldn’t stop thinking that this state used to be Reagan country . I still believe that once voter fraud and illegal immigration plus the wall becomes a reality we will take California back . It’s a prophecy I’ve had for a while now .

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          • Orygun says:

            I feel the same way about Oregon. This state had the “basic rule” which was you could drive as fast as conditions allow. That was personal responsibility. Now gov tells you how and when to do everything.
            If anything the last election showed we are the majority but the voter fraud in the big cities is destroying the voting process.

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            • sturmudgeon says:

              “but the voter fraud in the big cities is destroying the voting process.” I am afraid it is the same situation here in WA State… get rid of Seattle libs/frauds, and this State would be a Trump State for sure!

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            • Will Janoschka says:

              “but the voter fraud in the big cities is destroying the voting process.” I am afraid it is the same situation here in WA State… get rid of Seattle libs/frauds, and this State would be a Trump State for sure!”
              I agree for all voting citizens of the USA. Most US citizens have a stake in the game.

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            • Will Janoschka says:

              It is the City non-citizen, enemy, mercenary, invaders vastly promoted by the greedy Multi-national Military industrial complex folk that must be eliminated.
              Those, few fools promoting such take-over need a huge dose of Varmint poison! Forget the Monsanto, Purdue cheap stuff.
              Go for Afgan Opium Poppy good stuff, that is needed for such huge fatal dose. 🙂

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        • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

          I said the same as you to everyone who told me she’d win no matter what. If I’d taken names I’d contact every last one of them. What, me gloat? LOL It would be an extremely long list; folks were saying it for YEARS. It explains a lot of the dementia that exists to this day.

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      • louche9 says:

        “Luck had nothing to do with it…we worked our asses off for this.”

        But Donald Trump decided to throw his hat into the ring to begin with – THAT’S the lucky part. All that other stuff you mention wouldn’t have meant jack, if our choices would’ve been Jeb or Hillary.

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        • Disgusted says:

          I have wondered for the last ten months or so, who SUNDANCE thought the Rep. candidate would have been if DJT had not beaten every single one of them to the punch! Did he ever say here? !JEB! or !Ted! or …..

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      • tonyE says:

        4.1M+ Trump voters in Calimexistan… outvoted by the Public Employees and the Illegals.

        MAGA and split California….

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      • impala says:

        You may feel that you have earned Trump and worked hard to get him, but had people not just sat on their asses and watched the world go by as the left took over the education system and much of government, the fight would have not had to have been as strong. I say that with respect to those who grasped the knowledge that America is in a tail spin as a society and a nation and did work hard to elect President Trump. Canada is a goner – I see noo hope for that country – but the U.S. can purge the garbage and take back your country – but you better get serious and stop waiting for your President to do everything. Drain that swamp and stand up to those who seek to destroy your country. I am not suggesting violence but pressure your elected representatives – hold them accountable to break the Antifa movement into small pieces and flush it along with the GOPe and the Obama patriots still in government. Best get up off it and get on with it because the opposition is NOT backing down and in fact are emboldened by the passive attitude of the people.

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        • Sean Supsky says:

          impala, we had but one job to do, as directed by our Creator, and we did that job.

          Yes, it was long, grueling, and hard, but worth every drop of blood, of sweat and every tear.

          It was not by our will or hard work alone, but rather by the grace of God and by the faith of the faithful. Even those that do not ascribe to any deity or notion of religion, helped and their thoughts and attitudes and prayers brought about this victory for the entirety of our land and our planet.

          Think now that we have lasted until this time that the forces of darkness will be allowed to overcome in our time of glory? I say to thee nay, for we have yet begun to fight.

          In your country, you are feeling the boot of fascism from your puppet leader, as you have so strongly, and aptly, spoken of. Yet do not lose hope, for this is a movement that shall overcome, not just the righting of our nation, but of the rest of the nations that look for deliverance.

          When voices rise up and drown the silence of oppression, when graft and debauchery are not the order of the day, when the people of light shine forth, then shall you and the rest be free of the darkness.

          Be well.

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    • Judith says:

      With the Deep State-controlled Uniparty, trade policies all depended upon whichever targeted country they were trying to crush at any given time. The USA economy was certainly not immune to their global shell game, and was in fact a favorite looting target. Just like Obamacare was designed to fail and lead to single payer healthcare, the whole concept of national sovereignty was designed to collapse, via trade deals, to benefit a global Elite. Then President Trump came along to spoil their plans. Boo hoo.

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      • CaptainNonno says:

        So true! One thing that stands out to me is that previous morons were willing to give up any sovereignty for trade. Blows my mind and I hope all Americans keep this memory alive in the future. Any Politician supporting any deal that does this should be held accountable for treason. Sovereignty is NOT NEGOTIABLE!!!!!

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      • The Demon Slick says:

        What’s China going to do for Mexico? Move factories there? Open Chinese markets to Mexican goods? Seriously, what? China is uber protective of their domestic markets, you want in you pay big. China is also not about to offshore jobs. I don’t see what China is willing to offer other than a shoulder to cry on. And maybe some more heroin.

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        • Two very cheep labor markets with not many areas for complementation. Mexico could ship oil to China but at what cost especially with declining energy prices? The drug market? More fun there; China white vs Mexican black tar? Other options tourism / illegal alien futures (transborder shipping such as the recently busted TJ/San Diego tunnel with 23 out of 30 illegals being Chinese) may dry up with enhanced enforcement. Unique high value export item for Mexico, Tequila. What would China offer, low cost AK47/74s for drug cartel purchase? Woops, I think that market is already covered. It would seem their future as trading partners is not particularly bright.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          I don’t think Mexico knows what is in it for them. However, China may have had some persuasive (bribe) meetings with a few Mexican officials – if China can totally bribe Americans – from the Clantons on down – how much easier to do the same with Mexico?

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        • czarowniczy says:

          It’s not as much about what Mexico can do as it is what China can do with Mexico. China wouldn’t invest the billions it is building ports in Mexico if it didn’t have an agenda and now it has an advantage due to the animus there towards the US.
          Don’t sell China short, it’s slowly but surely surrounding the US with what are dual-use comnercial/military bases…and if that sounds familiar it’s what the US did to Chiba and Russia back during the Cold War when we were still THE world power. China will have commercial basing that will give its commercial fleet command of the Pacific, Atlantic and Caribbean shipping lanes, something the US would never have allowed prior to the Rats ascendence.

          http://humanevents.com/2006/07/18/red-china-opens-nafta-ports-in-mexico/

          http://gcaptain.com/mexicos-900-million-mega-container/

          http://rense.com/general77/dbch.htm

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          • sturmudgeon says:

            IMO, this has to be monitored carefully… China has been around for a loooonnngg time, and should not be taken lightly… one small ray of hope is that many of the liberal thoughts/ideas MAY have been absorbed by those educated/exposed in the USA, and perhaps weakened them intellectually… does that make any sense?

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            • czarowniczy says:

              Sure does, and may be our hope. The Chinese Communist Party is a kleptocracy and the democracy movement there scares them. They’ve managed to seal China off from the internet and most other accesses to the outside world, they fear that freedom of information exchange will be their end. If we had a functional VoA type of system that flood China with Western culture and philosophies we might be able to hasten their Communist end but with State infected with so many Leftist progs…

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            • Tom says:

              While watching is a good thing, China does not have the funds to do anything more than minimally staff their installations. Their economy is so hopelessly entangled in debt that they are already close to collapse. All their recent moves that are serving to unmask their interests are exposing just how overextended they are and how easy it would be to bring their economy to its knees…and then how do they feed 1 billion people ?

              China is a paper panda for sure.

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Drugs is part of it. Not too many folks were following it years ago but North Korea was the power maker of meth for the Pacific and a chunk of the US. NK was making and importing enough pseudoepgedrine to where everyone in the country could have about five pounds a year. Guess who was supplying the pseudo?
          The Mexican cartels now control meth production for the US and China’s been providing the cookers with the pseudo in bulk. The authorities still try to play that story of cookers going into drugstores and gas stations, buying cartons of nose pills and taking them home to cook. Most states limit access to real pseudo and most nose pill makers have swapped to an analog thst can’t be cooked…ask a DEA or state narc who’s msking the bulk of the meth sold in the US and who’s supplying the pseudo. You may get a direct answer on the first but the answer to the second will probably be a bit fuzzier.
          How ’bout dat fentanyl we’re being flooded with? That ain’t being comed up in a mountain shack in Arkansas. Hmmmmmm….who has the manufacturing capability to make huge quantities that can be economically sent ’round the world and still return huge profits? Hmmmmmm. OK, China, where until the various countries being drowned in it started to complain, wasn’t even a controlled substance. China put controls on it to give the complainers cover but their manufacture of it’s still in full forward and we’re still seeing it here at the same levels.
          How ’bout dem bath salts/incense/artificial marijuana? You can buy the ingredients charply on line…again from China…and start your own small business. USPS was and probably still is delivering from China to your home, ingredients aren’t on a controlled substance list but if they get on one the Chinese chemists obligingly change formulation just a dab and it’s no longer illegal.
          Legal pharma is a huge part of the Chinese economy and the parallel business of illegal drugs is not too far behind. The Chinese remember the Opium Wars, they have a long memory, and returning the favor to the guizi is not only profitable but sweet revenge. No small benefit is it undermines the guizi’s culture and ability to resist further erosion of the country but what the hell, if it feels good do it.
          Now with Mexican ports where incoming containers of Chinese goods will be customs inspected there, if not in China, before they are fast-tracked up I-35 or by train into Yuma, headed for distribution ports inside of the US, the Chinese will have a more open road to ply drugs inside of the US.

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      • dalethorn says:

        Looting is the correct term. Those globalist predators were going to bleed us dry.

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    • nuthinmuffin says:

      the clintons are the ones responsible for the lumps to begin with

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      • Will Janoschka says:

        “the clintons are the ones responsible for the lumps to begin with”

        Not responsible but clearly eager facilitator for the present situation. After 30 years of indoctrination by communist educators the current irresponsible voters demanded such of the Crintons and the whole deep state! Before finger pointing look in the mirror. In those 30 years, what did you do to stop the mess.
        P45 now attempts to drain the swamp. The Crintons are goners. Please stop finger pointing (blaming) and start working today with your neighbors to drain your local US education system swamp. By the third grade all US children must be taught how to quickly weed the strawberries, or other chores, or get no dinner (learning)!
        This used to be called work ethic, a skill of self appreciation.

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    • Old Codger says:

      Hitlery was already bought off by our trade partners through the Clinton Crime Family Foundation. She would have stayed “bought” on trade matters and used some economic professors, whose last real trading experience was marbles in the 4th grade!

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  4. fleporeblog says:

    China 🇨🇳 has absolutely NO leverage over us! Below are the three threats they have made.

    Threat #1 – Leverage over us based on iPhones

    Threat #2 – What if China restricts … the number of Chinese students to the US

    Threat #3 – What if China imports fewer US agricultural products

    It was funny 😂 reading the last two paragraphs in the article SD linked from Reuters (below).

    From the article linked above:

    Pressure over trade between China and the United States seems likely to grow in future and Beijing should prepare, China’s hawkish Global Times newspaper said on Tuesday.

    “China should not overly focus on the Trump administration’s actions,” it said in an online editorial. “Instead, it should begin drafting retaliatory measures against the United States so as to gain an upper hand.”

    As for Mexico 🇲🇽, see how those countries feel about the fact 25K Mexicans are killed each year. Ranking 2nd only behind Syria 🇸🇾. No one will be investing in Mexico and our companies will be getting out of dodge quickly. Also our President is going to impose a remittance fee of every single transfer of dollars 💵 going via Western Union or whatever other method used from our country to Mexico 🇲🇽. Keep in mind that is approximately $25 billion dollars 💵 a year. 7.5% Tax would equal $1,875,000,000 a year allowing the WALL to be paid off in 10 years. Our President spoke about it today when answering a question about the WALL.

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    • indiamaria2020 says:

      Right. China’s and Mexico’s leverage is paltry indeed. Mexico’s main source of revenue is remittances from ILLEGAL ALIENS in the U.S. Even more $$ than they make from the corrupt PeMex !! China is allying with “trading” partners like North Korea, Mexico and Pakistan — Good luck. They have very little to offer except pleas for “aid.” Neither China nor Mexico are powerhouses of innovation. “Who’s gonna pay for it ??!!!” — CHINA!!! “WHO?” — CHIIIIINNAAA !!!!

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    • Jedi9 says:

      One thing I like to share with you all as some of you know I am currently in Singapore and travel between the two places to negotiate private equity deals mostly for Chinese nationals. One such company, in which I will not name represents an industry that erects steel structures for work shops or for industrial applications such as manufacturing. The Chinese government have recently passed a referendum to encourage such companies to start building more of these types of structures and are offering Chinese based companies incentives to do so. My guess is that Chinese steel is going to get more expensive to export to the US, and domestic demands for factories in China is now on the rise again as US policies shifts towards manufacturing will once again be in competition with China in this arena. It will be interesting to see once Trump gets past the swamp and their obstructionists when the economic engines are operating on all cylinders how China will come out of this. I have no doubt the recent salvo of NK’s launched missile over Japan has been orchestrated to send markets to safe havens, as spikes in the YEN were seen as early as this morning Asia time. Still, staying the course on the economic squeeze is the best opportunity to use against China, and make them pay through the wazoo, while at the same time strengthening the US economy!

      Tax reform is a big part of this deal in lowering the corporate rate to 15% and I hope it gets done soon. My biggest worry is both parties and the dirty tricks they will try to implement to thwart any meaningful progress that Trump will make in changing this economic dynamic. Is it no wonder the swamp stirs on bones and branches for their next meal? Stay tuned!

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      • Judith says:

        That’s why we need well-vetted patriots to primary out all the snakes in DC and leave no stone unturned. Make no mistake they all have to go! None has a backbone. Not a one. They just voted, 100% of the republicans, to block our President from making recess appointments during their break. Tells you everything you need to know about our wonderful “Republicans” in DC, what they think of our President and what they think of us. GET EM OUT!!

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        • Founding Fathers Fan says:

          Primary the RINOs first and if the replacements don’t measure up, primary them out, too.
          “Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” ― Mark Twain

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          • Judith says:

            From what I’ve seen so far, none of the Republicans in the Senate deserves another shot. If there had been just “one” MAGA in the whole lot, they would not have been able to prevent recess appointments, so desperately needed, by Trump. Think about it. Why should any of them get another chance? We see who they are right now.🐍

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Jedi9 thank you for your post and comments. Please keep them coming!

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      “We’re holding all the cards!”
      DJT

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    • Exactly! They have about as much leverage as a flower has over an approaching tornado. U.S. trade with China resulted in a trade deficit of about $350 billion last year. If trade were to stop completely, China would have $350 billion dollars worth of economic supply with no demand, and the United States would have $350 worth of economic demand with no supply. One of those scenarios is a tremendous ignition for the economic engine, and the other… well… good luck China! 😉

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  5. sunnydaze says:

    Thank. God. we have someone at the helm (Prez Trump) who is willing to DEAL with China!!!

    The Chinese are AWESOME Deal-Makers. The only way to get a fair deal with them is to be AWESOME Deal Makers ourselves.

    Anything less and we’re just being Suckers. Period.

    God Bless Trump!

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    • sunnydaze says:

      And I’ll add: God Bless China, too! Let’s get a deal that’s fair to both sides!

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      • Esperanza says:

        Don’t care. They’ve been gouging us to oblivion and could not care less about us.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          China’s stance reminded me of Obama’s, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan…” Their version, “We like our plan, we’ll keep our plan…”

          Until President Trump came along – is he the only man with knowledge and guts to stand up for America? – U.S. presidents were giving the country away. But it wasn’t just Clinton and Obama, Bush as well. Even more egregious – Congress critters. Swamp dwellers all, who prefer globalists money to maintaining the well-being of their own country.

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          • Dr T says:

            They were all losers and grifters prior to getting elected by lying to We the People , hence their contempt for us and the well-being of our country’. President Trump was a winner many times over throughout his life and has a heart of gold . He was and is an honorable man who values life . Most of these swamp creatures are murderers and pedos ,alcoholics , drug users, thieves and worse. They pretend to be Christians and believers to fool us in believing in them but their only god is money . Then , along came Trump. He has exposed them to us. That is why the Big Ugly is coming. President Trump knows they have to be destroyed for the rest of us to survive. And he is going to do just that. He will take the slings and arrows for us all as he promised. It’s not only an incredible moment in the history of our country but also the world.
            Many countries will be liberated from the scourge of globalism that seeks only death and destruction of people all over the world . President Trump knows this and now all of us know this. More will be revealed to us soon .MAGA will happen and the deck of cards that these wicked beings created will come tumbling down.

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        • Indeed. I don’t care about China getting a fair deal. Let them take some hits for a change.

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        • sturmudgeon says:

          I believe you should think a bit more long term… eventually, those billions of people (not the politicians) in China, will again be consumers of U.S. goods… IMO

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      • davecatbone says:

        As SD has said, China doesn’t believe in win win. Trump is going to have to beat them.

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      • The only problem with that is that China is plagued with the same disease that infects most people. When caught in wrong doing they think returning to fair practices is enough when, in reality they should be punished. When caught in unfair trade practices or corporate theft the most they will ever concede is a return to balance, and we will only get that much concession because of PT. In reality they need to be economically punished for what they have done (with our traitorous collusion). China will never accept losing face.

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      • dalethorn says:

        If God is going to bless China, China will have to repudiate their official Atheist policy.

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    • LEET says:

      How is China an awesome “deal maker”? They lie, steal our technology and cheat on the treaty now in place (i.e. NAFTA and sending chinese car parts to Mexico to skirt NAFTA rules) Further, as Sundance has pointed out, this agression being exhibited by North Korea is at the behest of the Chinese old guard. They are about to reap what they have sown.

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      • Scarlet says:

        China made awesome deals for themselves because we had weak, ignorant, J V team dealmakers. Never a successful businessman in charge of negotiations. I bet they’ll fold like the bullies they are….

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        • pyromancer76 says:

          Don’t forget those who wanted to give away the store, at least to communists. Many in O’s reign admired Mao and other totalitarians. And how far back in American presidencies has giving away our countries secrets and resources to China taken place. You can’t convince me this was only because China was exceptional as liar and cheater and Americans were stupid.

          This idea, of course, omits the specific Muslim interests to whom they also wanted to give away the store.

          They thought American tax payers and voters were putty in their hands.

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        • lfhbrave says:

          The guys in our team were willing participants of the bad deals we got. They were not ignorant. They had been doing this knowingly and willingly ever since the cold war was over. Their goal was always looting the U.S. big time via well-crafted trade schemes.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Semantics…OK, so their deals are awesome. Thing is, they’re using our strategies to screw us. They’ve managed to steal technology, reverse engineer products and use our consumer greed against our better interests…not bad.
        They have leapt technological boundaries to be number three in space, and with the US cutting its program to the bone and Russia down to the marrow they’re coming up to number one if they keep on track. They are the only country with its own space station in orbit while thirty years ago they were still trying to claw their way into the latter part of the 20th century.
        Don’t matter if they steal, saves them the trouble of doing the R&D themselves and they have loads of western educated scientists and engineers to carry the work forward. It’s not like Uganda stealing the plans for a supercomputer, these guys are competent. Under estimate them at your own peril.

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    • georgiafl says:

      CHINA MAKES DEALS – THEN CHEATS.

      Just like Islamists treaties.

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    • nuthinmuffin says:

      but obama was an “awesome” deal maker…just ask him.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      The Chinese learned dealing from the Japanese and the Japanese learned from the US. In China business is a religion, here it’s become an evil stepchild to social interests. China won’t kill us, we’ll eagerly commit suicide.

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  6. lokiscout says:

    With all the other directions President Trump is squeezing China at this point I doubt they are excited to take on yet another one in Mexico.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      Do you think they’ll end up isolating themselves from all their economic allies (that they have to keep bailing out) or hold onto them as world collateral?

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    • czarowniczy says:

      China plays the long game, four years of Trump is a hiccup in their game. I’m betting they are actively supporting, if not financing, a good part of the Democrats’ (and more than a few Republicans’) efforts to dump Trump. 2018 will be an indication of how well the dump Trump crowd’s doing and provide them with valuable midcourse corrections for 2020.

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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

    Interestingly enough Axios reported a leak that Trump wants tariffs. It reads like a “controlled leak” to me (info the WH wanted out there).

    ——–

    Exclusive: Trump vents in Oval Office, “I want tariffs. Bring me some tariffs!”
    https://www.axios.com/exclusive-trump-vents-in-oval-office-i-want-tariffs-bring-me-some-tariffs-2478121273.html

    Excerpt:

    Trump, addressing Kelly, said, “John, you haven’t been in a trade discussion before, so I want to share with you my views. For the last six months, this same group of geniuses comes in here all the time and I tell them, ‘Tariffs. I want tariffs.’ And what do they do? They bring me IP. I can’t put a tariff on IP.” (Most in the room understood that the president can, in fact, use tariffs to combat Chinese IP theft.)

    >Snip<

    Trump made sure the meeting ended with no confusion as to what he wanted.

    "John, let me tell you why they didn't bring me any tariffs," he said. "I know there are some people in the room right now that are upset. I know there are some globalists in the room right now. And they don't want them, John, they don't want the tariffs. But I'm telling you, I want tariffs."

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    • The Boss says:

      I can see the WH response to any questions from axios about this: “We do not comment on purported internal discussions between the president and [fill in the blank]”.

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    • scott467 says:

      I saw that story yesterday too. It must have been linked here or at Drudge or somewhere similar.

      The thing is, I’m (finally) at the point where I don’t believe anything if the ‘source’ is unidentified.

      They may as well say their source is Epstein’s mother, lol!

      The media is literally out to destroy the presidency, so nothing can be taken at face value. Trusting a corporate news source at this point is tantamount to trusting a German during WWI trench warfare if he shouts ‘pop your head up, I won’t shoot!’.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Axios story sounds like NK propaganda!

      Axios just discredited themselves in my book.

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      • Axios was created as a propaganda news source.
        “Axios’s con goes far deeper than simply disguising corporate PR as journalism; it wants to redefine the very meaning of news until it is fundamentally indistinguishable from PR. It aims to do this through its “expert network,” a pre-approved list of sources that will inject their supposedly unbiased opinions into Axios’s content. A simple search of these experts turns up red flag after red flag.”

        https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/vandehei-mike-allen-politico-axios-innovation-party/

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        This was another Axios debut. The old MSN is dying so they try to pull another rabbit out of the hat.

        The CIA should investigate. The FBI should follow up. The benefactors should be hauled before a Grand Jury and the motives and connections revealed.

        News media does not benefit America. Ever.

        Remember the “Young Turks”, which I always thought of as the “Young Turds”. It never ends, these Globalists are always scheming.

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    • louche9 says:

      “(Most in the room understood that the president can, in fact, use tariffs to combat Chinese IP theft.)”

      This is the clue that it’s likely propaganda. An utterly unnecessary aside that translates to “Trump is a blinkered idiot who refuses to listen to the wise counsel of his betters.”

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  8. Clarefied says:

    The whole topic of #MAGANOMICS gives me hardwood

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  9. Plato says:

    Very large corporations like globalism. What that does to American sovereignty and the concept of American nationhood is of zero concern to them.
    Very large corporations are not socialism’s enemy but its friend. Socialist Statism is where govt picks winners, they like that because they’re shoo ins as made men.

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    • Esperanza says:

      Also we’re not their market anymore. Look at all the multinationals and what do you see? Ad campaigns etc that are not happening in your world at all.

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      • Plato says:

        “we’re not their market anymore”
        Sure you are, without the US market Apple, Amazon, Google are paupers.
        The ads are to advertise their “diversity” credentials to Gen X.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Agree. You noticed the ads too? (Esperanza and Plato). All with this “diversity” garbage. Mixed race, racial ethnicity, and barely a white family to be seen. it’s like they think there isn’t any other except the families of “other” in this country. I think it’s great we’re a diverse nation, have been from the beginning, but we don’t have to have it shoved down our throats like “other” are the only people living in this country.

          BTW, I think it’s messaging to millennials too.

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          • redtreesquirrel says:

            It’s not really diversity they want. It’s control. In order to do this they must eliminate said, white people. We’re under attack.

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            • Joshua2415 says:

              What they are attacking is what they fear the most, a resurgent national pride under President Donald Trump. They will continue to foster division and to incite violence if necessary in order to keep American’s from loving their country, and defending it.
              Keep this point in mind when watching the advertisements and “news” stories that dominate the media soap opera everyday. It’s like Sundance’s notorious “puppet string” analogy. You can’t unsee it once you’ve seen it.

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            • Delilah says:

              They have to eliminate all the free thinkers who believe in such old ideas as freedom, equality, human rights in order to establish globalism.

              Everybody else is from a dictatorship, more or less, and those people are comfortable with that style of governance. Even the Venezuelans, despite what they’ve experienced.

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              • nuthinmuffin says:

                in latin america it’s called “Patron”…anyone arriving from these countries have this instilled from birth.
                (i apologize for the all caps in advance…the article was typed that way for some reason)

                “SOCIAL FORCES,” VOLUME 41, NUMBER 1, OCTOBER 1962

                PATRON-PEON CULTURAL DYNAMIC

                (1) A BLIND LOYALTY TOWARD ETHNIC LEADERS
                (2) A TENDENCY TO ENTER INTO A SECURE POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC POSITION OF DEPENDENCY
                (3) A RELUCTANCE AMONG MANY TO MAKE DECISIONS
                (4) A DISLIKE OF COMPETITION AND OF PERSONAL INITIATIVE
                (5) A PREFERENCE FOR A STABLE HIERARCHICAL SOCIAL SYSTEM WITH WELL-DEFINED STRATA, ROLES AND UTILIZATIONS
                (6) A PREFERENCE FOR FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIPS RATHER THAN IMPERSONAL
                (7) A STRONG DISLIKE FOR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGES.

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            • Judith says:

              What they have to “eliminate” is the Constitution of the United States. They’ve already compromised the separation of powers with radical judges challenging the President’s Constitutional authority. They’ve infiltrated the highest levels of government. To further control the citizenry, they dispatch attack dogs like ISIS and Antifa to challenge our rights to free speech and peaceable assembly. Most of all, they want to remove our right to bear arms, as that would leave us vulnerable to every other attack.

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            • TheLastDemocrat says:

              My opinion: not white people, but Judeo-Christianity.
              My opinion: Globalists are a blend: businessmen with no allegiance to country (hey, fair enough), elitist totalitarian know-it-alls (will enjoy being sponsored by the businessmen to give a humanitarian or “science” facade to global corporate control); and plain ol’ Marxism.

              For Marxists, the unholy trinity, that MUST be undercut, is this: Free-trade commerce/capitalism/two-party identiity-based Contract (whatever you want to call it); The Nukelar Family; and Judeo-Christianity (not Judaism and Christianity, but the super-long-term historical Judeo-Christian trend in history, blessed by God and thus far remaining in place on the planet despite many efforts to eradicate it).

              “White” people just happen to strongly be in this mix.

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          • Lulu says:

            In their world, white people don’t have kids. Think about it they are living in their cars and one room apartments in the bay area making six figure salaries and the marketing people are living in NY, SF etc. with studios that cost more than a 5000 sq ft. house in Texas. These ads aren’t geared to Gen X at all they are too old at 37 to 52 – heck some of them are grandparents. Urban milennials with six figure salaries like virtue signaling and no responsibility – they honestly don’t see or care that these marketing campaigns may alienate people over 40.

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          • dalethorn says:

            Personally, I don’t think millenials care one bit about diversity, but they do care about playing the game that will get them ahead in the corporate world. It’s mindless, they know it, but they play along.

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          • Weather Watcher says:

            Where I live – in Southern CA (near La Jolla – more specific UCSD) – Whites are no where to be found. The food court at the local big shopping mall has changed to cater to Asian/Indian/Korean/Middle East/Mexican . There is an ice rink that the food court overlooks – I have to spend 3 hours a week there – I don’t eat……there is 1 white person to 10 foreign born people (I know they were not born here because they speak a different language and dress their cultural dress). During15 minutes duration, I counted 5 different languages, I feel like a foreigner in my own city! Stop the invasion!!!!!!!!! They are not assimilating. Send them ALL back. This is Barry’s Hope and Change.

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        • dalethorn says:

          You should see how the FBI’s Facebook page has changed in the past year. More than half of their postings now are about the new diversity at FBI, whereas nearly all postings going back a year or more were about crime.

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        • TPW says:

          Allstate is the king of “diversity” acceptance …….pushes it as the new norm…….latest ad muslim looking parents son has an accident …..Mom aggressively takes the lead and tells son no car for 4 weeks. Favorite is the Transvestite who flirts with the tow truck guy “you must be jerry”…of course they do offer “normal family” ads with the all Black family where the Dad uses his safe driving bonus for golf club…….Things are going down hill by the day..

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    • dalethorn says:

      From the infamous 1987 Gordon Gekko speech: “In the days of the free market, when our country was a top industrial power, there was accountability to the stockholder. The Carnegies, the Mellons, the men that built this great industrial empire, made sure of it because it was their money at stake. Today, management has no stake in the company. The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated.”

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  10. The Boss says:

    This move by Mexico doesn’t strike me as something being done from a position of strength.

    Liked by 7 people

    • redtreesquirrel says:

      Additionally….we have enough cheap Mexican imports sponging off of our country’s resources. We need to “Build that wall!”…

      Liked by 4 people

    • Paco Loco says:

      Mexico is simply looking to diversify its export market for agriculture products. The manufactured products ( cars, electronics and white goods) all are destined for export to The US and countries like Brazil. Mexico has the largest economy in Latin American and 80% of its trade is with the USA…that’s not going to change much even if the US imposes or raises tariffs. The cost to get goods from Mexico to the US is small compared to shipping goods from Mexico to China or Brazil. The Mexicans are not going to shoot themselves in the foot and will negotiate bi-lateral deals with the US if NAFTA fails which it most likely will.

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      • TPW says:

        What the hill does Brazil export besides oil and lumber? My ex “thank you” son in law was from Brazil their government keeps them backwards…no ac…not even dish washers forgot to ask if they even have washing machines and dryers..LOL…..They do not have credit and must save all the money before they build a home. Basically they are useless as a trading partner….His parents came to visit for the first time……and were in awe at Walmart for Pete’s sake…….

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        • czarowniczy says:

          Seeds for oil extraction, various ores, beef and sugar, all exported to the US…some $60 billion a year. China will gladly take that…actually she is actively seeking it. China’s busily sucking up all of the resources it can wherever it can and in whatever quantities, it’s even heavily developing the infrastructures in countries targeted for exploitation. That oil. Ore and beef will met their needs nicely.

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        • Paco Loco says:

          Did you read my post? It’s about Mexican exports not Brazil. By the way, Walmart Mexico has hundreds of stores across all of Mexico. Mexico is much closer economically and of course geographically to the US than Brazil. Mexico is an economic giant compared to Brazil.

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  11. scott467 says:

    In the current environment, how can undocumented sources, for all intents and purposes, be construed as anything besides fake news, either ‘leaked’ by opponents of DJT, or made up out of whole cloth by ‘reporters’ following corporate agenda?

    (Reuters) – “citing people familiar with the matter.”

    Which people? Bill Kristol? Katy Perry? Abe Vigoda?

    “the paper said, citing the sources.”

    Which sources? The unnamed people who are supposedly ‘familiar with the matter’, naturally.

    “the FT added, citing a U.S. official and another person familiar with the matter.”

    Oh. Well, that makes it official then… lol!

    Is there ANYONE who can legitimately be cited?

    Only one!

    “White House spokeswoman Natalie Strom declined to comment on the “purported internal discussions” between the president and his cabinet members when contacted by Reuters.”

    Fake, fake, Fake, fake, fake fake fake…

    Even if it was ALL true, there is no reason or cause to believe ANY of it!

    Consider the source!

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  12. copperchief says:

    So let’s do remember that our elected leader President DJT has more than a clue. I understand this horrendous spiritual war takes its toll on all of us fighting it. Just remember every negative posting or faltering on our behalf is taken as an open-ended weakness by the enemies of the Republic and of our very culture. Have faith. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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    • missmarple2 says:

      I think President Trump read Joshua before his Inaugural.

      “There should not be fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement, and, most important, we will be protected by God.”

      President Donald J. Trump, January 20, 2017

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    • They wouldn’t attack if they didn’t see a threat.

      Worry when they start singing praises.

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    • Delilah says:

      Those that waiver and fret are just the useful idiots. They can be molded and manipulated to see anything.

      How do I know that for a fact?

      Because anybody in his or her right mind knows what agenda the Left has laid out for us: land grab (Oregon, Nevada); singlepayer healthcare (legal license to murder – all Obama had to do to get rid of large swathes of his opponent’s voters is just put an incompetent in charge of their healthcare; jail time for gun owners http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2663810/FBI-raid-home-doomsday-prepper-accusing-stockpiling-assault-rifles-bombs-government-attack-food.html; religious persecution (which I’m sure I don’t have to cover that for anybody); empowering those that would gun us down in the streets (antifa, BLM)…

      For people to second guess Trump and pretend to say, “Harrrumph, I’ll just take my ball and go home to momma,” they actually think they still have a choice in this war.

      They’re in a battle for their own survival, and they still haven’t figured it out yet. Frogs-slowly boiling water.

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      • Judith says:

        A thousand likes!! As if anyone, ANY ONE of those 16 “republican contenders” had the will or even a flash of the brilliance displayed by our 45th President to git er done. I agree they have no clue! To see the magnitude of the opposition rain down on us, every single day, from every grimy Luciferian quarter, is truly humbling. Those who can’t see it are doomed. Those who can are saved.

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        • Cindy says:

          Thanks Judith. And that’s why I’m not afraid of getting tax reform. If he can maneuver all of these countries into doing exactly what he wants them to do, getting tax reform is playing with clay. We have to have patience and like someone said, buy some popcorn.

          I don’t even mind President Trump’s hair anymore. I don’t even notice it. He’s so big. I have a picture of him in my kitchen on the counter.

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          • TPW says:

            Funny I never minded his Hair…….Reminds me of Samson …or a Lions Mane…..it is his badge of honor and show of Strength…….a dare to stand out ……..

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Delilah – THANKS! –My wife doesn’t understand this. I am excited to get the country back, and she is upset we have such an uncouth man in the WH. I am like “what other option do we have??!!” -But I cannot raise the topic anymore or I get discord in the home.

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        • scott467 says:

          “My wife doesn’t understand this. I am excited to get the country back, and she is upset we have such an uncouth man in the WH. I am like “what other option do we have??!!” -But I cannot raise the topic anymore or I get discord in the home.”

          ________________

          TLD,

          It may help if she could get past the perception that he is ‘uncouth’ to understand that it’s not just his personality, but that he does all of the things he does for a reason. In other words, there is a definite method to his madness.

          If she could see it, and understand what he is doing and (importantly) the incite to WHY he does it, she might be pleased at her own understanding rather than upset at something which, not understanding it, rubs her the wrong way.

          During the campaign, I stumbled across a website blog owned by Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert cartoons. His hobby is persuasion. If I recall correctly, he has studied hypnosis and persuasion for many years, and has written at least a couple books on the subject. He recognized immediately in Trump that Trump was using all sorts of persuasion techniques in ways and combinations he had never seen before.

          If you begin to understand WHAT President Trump is doing (and how he is doing it), a lot of those rough edges don’t seem rough anymore, because you ‘see’ there are very specific reasons for doing what he does or saying things the way he says them.

          What follows is one of the early articles I read that began to help me understand what Trump was doing. Maybe it would help your wife to understand, too 🙂

          Clown Genius
          Scott Adams
          August 13th, 2015
          http://blog.dilbert.com/post/126589300371/clown-genius#ixzz3iwhe1pSJ

          Like many of you, I have been entertained by the unstoppable clown car that is Donald Trump. On the surface, and several layers deep as well, Trump appears to be a narcissistic blow-hard with inadequate credentials to lead a country.

          The only problem with my analysis is that there is an eerie consistency to his success so far. Is there a method to it? Is there some sort of system at work under the hood?

          Probably yes. Allow me to describe some of the hypnosis and persuasion methods Mr. Trump has employed on you. (Most of you know I am a trained hypnotist and this topic is a hobby of mine.)

          For starters, Trump literally wrote the book on negotiating, called The Art of the Deal. So we know he is familiar with the finer points of persuasion. For our purposes today, persuasion, hypnosis, and negotiating all share a common set of tools, so I will conflate them.

          Would Trump use his negotiation and persuasion skills in the campaign? Of course he would. And we expect him to do just that.

          But where is the smoking gun of his persuasion? Where is his technique laid out for us to see.

          Everywhere.

          As I said in my How to Fail book, if you are not familiar with the dozens of methods of persuasion that are science-tested, there’s a good chance someone is using those techniques against you.

          For example, when Trump says he is worth $10 billion, which causes his critics to say he is worth far less (but still billions) he is making all of us “think past the sale.” The sale he wants to make is “Remember that Donald Trump is a successful business person managing a vast empire mostly of his own making.” The exact amount of his wealth is irrelevant.

          When a car salesperson trained in persuasion asks if you prefer the red Honda Civic or the Blue one, that is a trick called making you “think past the sale” and the idea is to make you engage on the question of color as if you have already decided to buy the car. That is Persuasion 101 and I have seen no one in the media point it out when Trump does it.

          The $10 billion estimate Trump uses for his own net worth is also an “anchor” in your mind. That’s another classic negotiation/persuasion method. I remember the $10 billion estimate because it is big and round and a bit outrageous. And he keeps repeating it because repetition is persuasion too.

          I don’t remember the smaller estimates of Trump’s wealth that critics provided. But I certainly remember the $10 billion estimate from Trump himself. Thanks to this disparity in my memory, my mind automatically floats toward Trump’s anchor of $10 billion being my reality. That is classic persuasion. And I would be amazed if any of this is an accident. Remember, Trump literally wrote the book on this stuff.

          You might be concerned that exaggerating ones net worth is like lying, and the public will not like a liar. But keep in mind that Trump’s value proposition is that he will “Make America Great.” In other words, he wants to bring the same sort of persuasion to the question of America’s reputation in the world. That concept sounds appealing to me. The nation needs good brand management, whether you think Trump is the right person or not. (Obviously we need good execution as well, not just brand illusion. But a strong brand gives you better leverage for getting what you want. It is all connected.)

          And what did you think of Trump’s famous “Rosie O’Donnell” quip at the first debate when asked about his comments on women? The interviewer’s questions were intended to paint Trump forever as a sexist pig. But Trump quickly and cleverly set the “anchor” as Rosie O’Donnell, a name he could be sure was not popular with his core Republican crowd. And then he casually admitted, without hesitation, that he was sure he had said other bad things about other people as well.

          Now do you see how the anchor works? If the idea of “Trump insults women” had been allowed to pair in your mind with the nice women you know and love, you would hate Trump. That jerk is insulting my sister, my mother, and my wife! But Trump never let that happen. At the first moment (and you have to admit he thinks fast) he inserted the Rosie O’Donnell anchor and owned the conversation from that point on. Now he’s not the sexist who sometimes insults women; he’s the straight-talker who won’t hesitate to insult someone who has it coming (in his view).

          But it gets better. You probably cringed when Trump kept saying his appearance gave FOX its biggest audience rating. That seemed totally off point for a politician, right? But see what happened.

          Apparently FOX chief Roger Ailes called Trump and made peace. And by that I mean Trump owns FOX for the rest of the campaign because his willingness to appear on their network will determine their financial fate. BAM, Trump owns FOX and paid no money for it. See how this works? That’s what a strong brand gives you.

          You probably also cringed when you heard Trump say Mexico was sending us their rapists and bad people. But if you have read this far, you now recognize that intentional exaggeration as an anchor, and a standard method of persuasion.

          Trump also said he thinks Mexico should pay for the fence, which made most people scoff. But if your neighbor’s pit bull keeps escaping and eating your rosebushes, you tell the neighbor to pay for his own fence or you will shoot his dog next time you see it. Telling a neighbor to build his own wall for your benefit is not crazy talk. And I actually think Trump could pull it off.

          On a recent TV interview, the host (I forget who) tried to label Trump a “whiner.” But instead of denying the label, Trump embraced it and said was the best whiner of all time, and the country needs just that. That’s a psychological trick I call “taking the high ground” and I wrote about it in a recent blog post. The low ground in this case is the unimportant question of whether “whiner” is a fair label for Trump. But Trump cleverly took the high ground, embraced the label, and used it to set an anchor in your mind that he is the loudest voice for change. That’s some clown genius for you.

          Update: When Trump raised his hand at the debate as the only person who would not pledge to back the eventual Republican candidate, he sent a message to the party that the only way they can win is by nominating him. And people like to win. It is in their nature. And they sure don’t want to see a Clinton presidency.

          Update 2: And what about Trump’s habit of bluster and self-complimenting? Every time he opens his mouth he is saying something about the Trump brand being fabulous or amazing or great. The rational part of your brain thinks this guy is an obnoxious, exaggerating braggart. But the subconscious parts of your brain (the parts that make most of your decisions) only remember that something about that guy was fabulous, amazing and great.

          If you’re keeping score, in the past month Trump has bitch-slapped the entire Republican Party, redefined our expectations of politics, focused the national discussion on immigration, proposed the only new idea for handling ISIS, and taken functional control of FOX News. And I don’t think he put much effort into it. Imagine what he could do if he gave up golf.

          As far as I can tell, Trump’s “crazy talk” is always in the correct direction for a skilled persuader. When Trump sets an “anchor” in your mind, it is never random. And it seems to work every time.

          Now that Trump owns FOX, and I see how well his anchor trick works with the public, I’m going to predict he will be our next president. I think he will move to the center on social issues (already happening) and win against Clinton in a tight election.

          I also saw some Internet chatter about the idea of picking Mark Cuban as Vice Presidential running mate. If that happens, Republicans win. And I think they like to win. There is no way Trump picks some desiccated Governor from an important state as his running mate. I think Cuban is a realistic possibility.

          I don’t mean this post to look like support for a Trump presidency. I’m more interested in his methods. I’m not smart enough to know who would do the best job as president. There are a lot of capable people in the game.

          Update: Now that you have read my explanation of Trump’s three-dimensional chess, read this article and chuckle at how he is operating on an entirely different level from the TV host, Chuck Todd, and even the author of the article I’m linking to. It is literally hilarious.

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          • scott467 says:

            edit/correction: “If she could see it, and understand what he is doing and (importantly) the insight to WHY he does it”

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  13. scott467 says:

    “In addition, it’s a commonly accepted open secret that China and Mexico are already working together to exploit the U.S. market via NAFTA back doors. Why not remove Panda mask and make it formal opposition? Much easier that way.”

    _______________

    It’s a good thing that China isn’t sensitive about concepts like ‘honor’ and ‘saving face’, or an open secret like that would be devastating.

    I just don’t get it, lol!

    How can blatant tyrants, cheats and thieves be so obsessed with what other people think of them… and how can it be selective — e.g., we care about saving face over sanctions, but we don’t care if the whole world knows we’re liars and thieves — without being hilariously hypocritical?

    And how can you be a hypocrite and claim to care about ‘honor’ and saving face?

    I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something very wrong here, lol!

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    • Jedinovice says:

      Er.. it’s explained in that honour is only due to those you have obligation to. Sorta.

      Think of it as duty to your peers ONLY or “honour among thieves.”

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      • scott467 says:

        “Er.. it’s explained in that honour is only due to those you have obligation to. Sorta.

        Think of it as duty to your peers ONLY or “honour among thieves.” ”

        ______________

        Good, then WE shouldn’t be concerned about helping China ‘save face’, since we’re not included in their den of thieves, we’re the TARGET of their den of thieves!

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    • wheatietoo says:

      I think they use that ‘saving face’ thing as a tool to make Westerners give them what they want…and do what they want.

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      • scott467 says:

        “I think they use that ‘saving face’ thing as a tool to make Westerners give them what they want…and do what they want.”

        _______________

        That’s exactly what it looks like to me, lol!

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      • Will Janoschka says:

        If da Witch H.R.Crinton ever tried to ‘save face’ it failed miserably; just look at its face.

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    • jmclever says:

      There is also cognitive dissonance. This is a human problem, not a cultural one. We are all very good at lying to ourselves. Most likely, the Chinese leadership has formed definitions of what honor and saving face are in such a way that they indeed do behave honorably in their own minds. Think of it. How can a government known for such terrible human rights atrocities against its own people call itself honorable? Just like we Americans, the Chinese people see it and know their government is anything but honorable. Unlike Americans, they do not have it in their DNA to do something about it.

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      My thought is that “saving face” and “honor” are ingrained into Asian culture (the humble Chinese). Hard line Chicoms (the China nomenklatura and apparatchik) don’t give a rats ass about those virtues. But they say it to placate their masses. If promoting those Asian virtues also serves to blur their intentions to outsiders, so much the better.

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  14. anthdohmy says:

    targets and fisticuffs

    I wish I had time to fully drink all this in.

    Right now dealing with black mold that invaded the house after months of water in the basement, unattended to, the stuff of nightmares.

    The well water smells funny, too. Time to dig a new one, while we can still get a permit.

    Wildfires burning all around us for added adventure, can barely breath.

    It’s a full time job understanding this, no wonder the average citizen can’t follow it.

    I took some time off during the election, but it’s impossible to maintain keeping up with this, can only dip in and out on occasion, total bummer.

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  15. Barry Richter Berlin says:

    Thank you @potus stay strong we have your back please consider replacing Tillerson w Haley if she is in board w Your Agenda or Bolton please add @sarahpalinusa and your former loyalists Bass and CL and replace Cohen can’t be allowed to disrespect you in public and behind your back

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    • georgiafl says:

      None of that is going to happen.
      Palin is unavailable due to many family problems.
      Haley is unqualified for SoS.
      Cohn will be dealt with.
      Tillerson is doing fine.

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    • Delilah says:

      It used to be the Left’s agenda to get everybody in the Trump admin fired…..

      Used to be. I think they have you guys doing their work for them now.

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      • singingsoul says:

        I do not know why I hear so often that Palin is the answer..? She seems to be a good speaker but what else…? She never appealed to me but then what I know concerning family is not appealing.
        There have to be new people POTUS can tap not the same old same old.
        I think it is up to POYUS who to hirer and who to let go. I am the last person telling Trump what to do. All will be well it always is.

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        • Delilah says:

          She was railroaded, the sacrificial lamb. McCain fed her to the wolves, and that was how he destroyed the Tea Party movement. She was fighting everybody else with no help. It’s a sympathy thing.

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  16. Kenny mack says:

    Anthdomy : use common bleach. It kills Mold quickly. Hey maybe it works on liberals.

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  17. ladypenquin says:

    Donald Trump is the only president in my lifetime, yes that includes Reagan, who has the knowledge and the guts to stand up for America… all the way. President Trump understood, decades ago, long before we were even aware, how the internal economic strength of the country was being destroyed.
    Not sure anyone else had has noticed, but for well over a decade the only growth industry America was showing, was the “service industry.” That’s not industry, that’s low-paying wage jobs of people checking you in at a doctor’s office or waiting tables…

    Now he has just told China to take their steel and shove it. We’re not going to be closing down our steel mills for a lying, worthless promise from China to “cut” their tonnage steel production by “2022.”

    That’s winning. Bigly.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Just like they will sign the “climate change sky-is-falling” treaty but will only reduce their production of CO2 in 2000-sometime-in-the-future. Maybe they know that CO2 is the molecule of life? Naaaah! They just wanna to cheat.

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    • jmclever says:

      Also, Trump has learned from Regan’s mistake of trusting Congress to keep its word. Ths whole amnesty argument is more than 30 years old. It’s why the law for the wall is already on the books but was never funded or implemented.It’s why Trump wants every tax cut, etc. to take place retroactively rather than in the future (that’s how Bill Clinton was able to take credit for the improved economy).

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    • Orygun says:

      The NAFTA arguments in the day were all about becoming a service industry and having intellectual prowess that would some how offset losing all of our manufacturing jobs.
      The first thing I thought was they somehow think we can sell hamburgers to each other and survive. Even with the Media beating the drums I think most people thought it was a stupid idea and was obviously designed with a different motive at hand.

      There are three things I remember clearly:
      JFK being murdered!
      NAFTA
      The creation of Hate crimes.

      Everyone of these events was designed to destroy our country.

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    • Fake Nametag says:

      Of course the “service industry” was bound to grow because the plan was to destroy the middle class and turn all of us into “servants”. They’ve largely succeeded.

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  18. Jeff says:

    If you want to know WHY N Korea just launched a missile over Japan …you have to understand the connections .

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/08/29/trade-stuff-trump-refuses-chinese-steel-compromise-mexico-sees-nafta-collapsing-turns-to-china/

    N Korea is an ANNEX of CHINA . Currently MEXICO and CHINA are negotiating to go AGAINST Trump and NAFTA .

    To go AROUND NAFTA and exploit our markets !!!

    CHINA is hoping to use N Korea as LEVERAGE against Trump . The ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA is using FEAR to project that ” Trumps not qualified to be POTUS ”

    “Rather than face Mexico and China individually, POTUS Trump would much rather have Mexico and China attached in economic interest. It doubles the leverage by enlarging the target; we are the customer for both; and we can play each against the other.

    In addition, it’s a commonly accepted open secret that China and Mexico are already working together to exploit the U.S. market via NAFTA back doors. Why not remove Panda mask and make it formal opposition? Much easier that way.” ~ CTH article

    President Trumps plan is to EXPOSE THE NETWORK OF OPPOSITION and LEVERAGE the BIG CONSUMER MARKET in FAVOR OF MAIN STREET AMERICA for a change !!

    Same with CANADA and NAFTA . The Canadian LUMBER industry dumps subsidized ( by Canadian taxpayers ) soft wood lumber in the US market killing AMERICAN LUMBER INDUSTRY and JOBS .

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-canada-lumber-idUSKCN1B82IE?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59a4d65a04d30128282a645b&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

    Consider the ramifications of this imaginary phone call from president of China’s Xi to N Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

    China’s XI …..” Kim Jong my man ..Launch one of your missiles over Japan for me . I’m negotiating with Mexico to LEVERAGE Trump on NAFTA . ”

    Kim Jong my man ……” Sure Xi that will be fun . Can I call Dennis Rodman to come over and watch ? ”

    China’s Xi …”. Maybe later Kim Jong my man …maybe later . Right now I need INFO WARS operation mockingbird , Alex Jones , to believe ” TRUMP is a GLOBALIST ” And head BACK to Alex Jones house bomb shelter with Mitt Romney and Joe Lieberman ….got it ”

    Kim Jong my man …. ” OK if that’s what you think …but John McCain called and said he and his buddies want WWIII ”

    China’s Xi …”. Whoa Kim Jong my man …..we merely need the TV ZOMBIE soccer moms and NASCAR dads to THINK about a bomb hitting their ZOOMBA CLASS !! ……we need all that WATER in the USA as WE’VE polluted 60% of our GROUND WATER HERE in CHINA !! “

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  19. Publius2016 says:

    President Trump is wrestling an octopus…”Global Trade” is coming at him from multiple angles and lines of attack but it’s really this one headed monster…the “Republican Majority” better get on board with the American First agenda so our President has the tools to surgically cut off the head; regardless, President Trump will employ the hammer to kill the beast!

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    • Judith says:

      We must help President Trump get a brand-new Republican majority worth its salt. For now, he is stuck with the cesspool we voted in previously. If American citizens really don’t think they have a hand in all this, they deserve exactly what they’ll get. Trump climbed the mountain and dug in his stake. Now we must scramble over his back to summit. This is a team effort all the way!

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  20. Jim in TN says:

    I love the power of not giving your bottom line to your negotiators. Go out and get me the best deal possible. If it is not good enough, too bad for them.

    Remember Boehner publicly negotiating with himself, then the Republicans, then the media, all before he started negotiating with Obama. Trump is exactly the opposite. Boehner gave away the store before he started and then Obama ate his lunch.

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  21. TwoLaine says:

    Mexico has illegally and purposefully inundated the USA for decades with terrorists, rapists, racists, murderers and drugs. All the human dregs of society no one else wants they have assisted with delivering them directly into the USA. China has inundated us with cheap copycat products and drugs. Both have STOLEN our manufacturing secrets and businesses for years.

    I say SCHLONG them ALL!

    #SchlongMeOnceShameOnYou
    #SchlongMeTwiceShameOnMe

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  22. NJF says:

    #LoveMyPresident!

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  23. Bruce says:

    Willful ignorance from former administrations, has been replaced by willful perseverance and determination to MAGA. Really fast.

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  24. Raven says:

    Something happens almost every time someone who talks publicly about President Trump starts speaking; whether friend or foe, on mass media or at the grocery store, I’ve heard most people say something critical about our President within the first few sentences.

    At our county fair many people said they loved President Trump, but it was disheartening when those words were quickly followed by, ‘But I wish he wouldn’t ___fill_in_the_blank____.’ Wish he wouldn’t talk so harshly, tweet so much, fire so many people, go here, do this, doesn’t do that, blah, blah, blah. Just a slight jab, but a jab nonetheless, and a jab from a supporter.

    Seems so often — and for so long now — that when someone speaks of President Trump something negative is slid into the conversation. Have you noticed that? And is it something people do because they constantly hear it on the news?

    Although it proves how blatantly biased the media is when they always find something negative to say about President Trump — no matter how well he is truly doing — it is hearing the negative, critical, little-mean-dog-getting-a-nip-in comments from Pro-Trump people that we need to try and put an end to starting today. Not true critique of facts, just little-mean-dog-getting-a-nip-in comments.

    The enemy is more than willing to turn our lovely flowers into rotting vegetation under their feet.

    But this morning after reading this article by Sundance, and after heading to bed last night after reading his article about President Trump’s slow dance with NoKo, I want to say how much I truly appreciate all the in-depth analysis and information Sundance gives us on many, many subjects.

    More importantly for me on this new day, I want to say “Thank You” to Sundance, for never bashing our President — by being a little fox in the vineyard — nit-picking his every move.

    Thank you, and may God richly bless you and the work of your hands.

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    • Judith says:

      I believe what you (and I ) are seeing is the nature of sheeple. They just want to go about their busy lives, and turn on the television to see happy, smiling people. That’s it. Anything deeper, to them, is too disturbing to contemplate. Many don’t even exercise their right to vote, leaving their fate to deeper thinkers than themselves.

      To such people, I always smile brightly and reply, “Thank God for President Trump. He’s doing exactly what he must to drain the swamp.” Then the worry on their faces often turns from confusion to acceptance. They have no thoughts of their own on the subject. They are just sweaty and uncomfortable frogs. Ignorance is bliss.

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  25. G. Combs says:

    I keep on seeing people falling for the Gaslighting and Disinformation put out by the marxists.

    For Example:
    takeadeepbreath says @ August 28, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I think it [economic orginization] is more likely fascism, rather than communism. Although I understand the reasons people say communism. China is indeed, a self declared communist nation. However, ever since the 1990’s, China has thrown off the communist principle, and entered the capitalist system.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    People keep getting confused, mainly because the marxists WANT them confused and they control our education system.

    First Marxism is the Brainchild of the Banksters and Aristocracy. The Federal Reserve: An Astounding Exposure 1934 shows the US Banksters FUNDED the Bolshevik Revolution. Heck The Bronx Home News was more straightforward with their headline: BRONX MAN LEADS RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. Also My comment on the Karl Marx

    SxyxS @ RealClimateScience added:
    “Well,of course it was the middle class Marx was against.

    Marx secretary Pieper was at the same time employed the Rothschild. When the Rothschild left Frankfurt they went to Paris (the first place Marx lived in Exile) and London(the second exile home of Marx).

    Marx was never about freeing people, but to turn all human beings except that at the top to the lowest common level = the proletarian.
    A system where only 3 classes exist:
    The very few at the top: Stalin/Lenin(Rockfeller/Rothschild)
    Their well paid servants = Stasi/Apparatchicks to controle and indoctrinate
    and the rest(95%) that is controlled and killed by the Stasi.

    They have exchanged Stalin/Lenin for Obama/Hilary.
    Their well paid serves are the presstitutes,Anchormen & Hollywood actors and presstitutes all talking the same shit ((except James Woods and Rob Schneider))
    And the rest is supposed to become pussyfied boys,bitchie girls,ooh-ooh Party Whores on drugs, ”I-shop;therefore i am” idiots doing everything tv tells them.
    Communism was and is the “hotel california” of all ideologies=you can check out any time you like,but you can never leave. Were communists aware that their system won’t be accepted by the people?? — 100%!!

    That”s why they knew that they had to fight conter-revolutions from the beginning and force people to stay in their countries. Before communism even started taking over countries they had a masterplan in how to controle people-that’s why they”d been able to take and keep power.
    And even after they failed with their revolution in 1905 in Russia, the Jacob Schiff&Kuhn/Loeb bank(co owners of the FED) paid Japan to make war on Russia to weaken the country for the second revolution.
    And if you take a closer look at the chinese communist revolution you’ll find out that the people who were destroying china with the Opium Wars (and created HSBC bank for drug money laundering) belonged to the very same group the non-chinese communists belonged to.

    Ideologies are mind prisons created by few smart people for the many dumb and communism is the king of them all, as communism has the perfect camouflage. Disguised as good doer. So perfect that it was the first ideologie to be able to kill the own people & culture of a country on an epic scale and getting away with it

    A gift that keeps on killing-
    They just exchanged God for “The central state” made Karl Marx the Messiah and Lenin/Stalin etc the apostels.”

    ——- CONTINUED ——-

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    • G. Combs says:

      ——- CONTINUED ——-
      Second fascism IS a type of socialism.
      Both Bill Clinton and Tony Blair are pushing FASCISM only they call it THE THIRD WAY.” After the WWII Socialists crapped all over fascism it needed a name change as well as the verbal jiu jitsu of calling it ‘Right wing’ So wait a generation or two. Have Giddons of the London School of Economics dust off the idea, add camouflage and push it AGAIN…. LINK

      For the economic distinctions see E.M. Smith’s “Evil Socialism” vs “Evil Capitalism”

      “Realize that the capitalist urge is not toward a competitive market. It’s the very LAST thing any profit maximizer wants. Even in Adam Smith’s “The Wealth Of Nations” he recognizes that ~ ’Rairly do men of means gather, even for merryment and {discourse?} but that the conversation turns to ways to {restrict competition and raise prices}’.

      What a profit maximizer wants is a monopoly where they can achieve the profit maximizing price point. Not competition. No “market” with many sellers.[…]
      Internalize that, and a lot of things “fit” better…

      Monsanto pushing legislation to ban private traditional seeds and seed sharing, and promoting GMO products. (Why would a seed company want to ‘destroy’ a seed market? So you must come to the company store…) […]

      Once corporations figure out that it is cheaper and easier to get the competition banned and them mandated, than to create new products; and that they can make lots of money as the sole provider of a crappy product but not that much making good products in a competitive market; well, lets just say that the campaign contributions flow…

      Oddly, you can look at Communism as the “limit case” where there is ONE corporation and it IS the government. At the other extreme is “laissez faire” with huge numbers of competitors. As you move toward Communism you pass through stages of ever more “concentration” of control. Just shy of communism is Classical Socialism with it’s state planning boards and commissions. A bit more toward L.F. you get “Market Socialism” (with some sub-types in between). […]

      At the next tier down, we have Gov’t dependent Oligopolies. Say you wanted to make airplanes. First off, you need those dozen lawyers to work the FAA for you. Next up, you need some friends in the Military to feed you contracts. Don’t think so? When Boeing gets a $B contract to ‘study’ or ‘develop’ and you need to design your new tech from scratch on your own money: Who do you think will win? So the government basically decides how many companies it wants, and who they will be, then funds them “to plan” with contracts. (This is NOT a hypothetical… I’ve watched them flat out announce “We’d like Lockheed and Martin to merge” or “we don’t want…” usually when one of them is ‘having issues’ and the topic is raised. Then the gov’t casts the one vote that matters…)

      And so it goes…

      This is, dare I say it…. basically the same way the Fascist “Third Way” worked. (And it DOES work). FDR and Wilson both had high praise for The Third Way and you can see how they shifted America from a ‘free market’ toward “Third Way” government – corporation “cooperation” … It was this same process / tendency that Ike warned about in the “Military Industrial Complex” speech. […] “ [Read the rest of E.M.’s very good comment.]

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    • G. Combs says:

      ——- CONTINUED ——-

      Don’t forget the Banksters worked the other 1/2 of the equation too, by taking over the Transnational Corporations. To add insult to injury they used the pensions and savings of the Middle class (aka Mutual Funds) to do it.

      January 29, 1989 New York TImes

      […]
      Of mergers and acquisitions each costing $1 million or more, there were just 10 in 1970; in 1980, there were 94; in 1986, there were 346. A third of such deals in the 1980’s were hostile. The 1980’s also saw a wave of giant leveraged buyouts. Mergers, acquisitions and L.B.O.’s, which had accounted for less than 5 percent of the profits of Wall Street brokerage houses in 1978, ballooned into an estimated 50 percent of profits by 1988[…]

      THROUGH ALL THIS, THE HISTORIC RELATIONSHIP between product and paper has been turned upside down. Investment bankers no longer think of themselves as working for the corporations with which they do business. These days, corporations seem to exist for the investment bankers[….]

      In fact, investment banks are replacing the publicly held industrial corporations as the largest and most powerful economic institutions in America.[…]

      THERE ARE SIGNS THAT A VICIOUS spiral has begun, as each corporate player seeks to improve its standard of living at the expense of another’s.

      Corporate raiders transfer to themselves, and other shareholders, part of the income of employees by forcing the latter to agree to lower wages.
      (wwwDOT)nytimes.com/1989/01/29/magazine/leveraged-buyouts-american-pays-the-price.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all

      A Paper describing The Network of Global Corporate Control by banks.

      Network of 147 Companies Controls Nearly 40% of Global Economic Value of Transnational Corporations (Derived from same paper)

      Exposing the Financial Core of the Transnational Capitalist Class — Names the actual Financial Institutions, CEOs and boards.

      Then from the IMF
      “…New convergence and strengthened interdependence coincide with a third trend, relating to income distribution. In many countries the distribution of income has become more unequal, and the top earners’ share of income in particular has risen dramatically. In the United States the share of the top 1 percent has close to tripled over the past three decades, now accounting for about 20 percent of total U.S. income (Alvaredo and others, 2012). At the same time, while the new convergence mentioned above has reduced the distance between advanced and developing economies when they are taken as two aggregates…”
      >>>>>>>>>>>>

      Please note that the paper mentions the amount of power is disproportionate to wealth.

      “we find that only 737 top holders accumulate 80% of the control over the value of all TNCs (see also the list of the top holders in Table S1 of Appendix S1). The corresponding level of concentration is n1=0.61% , to be compared with n2=4.35% for operating revenue. Other sensible comparisons include: income distribution in developed countries with n3= ~5% — 10% [22] and corporate revenue in Fortune1000 (n4~30% in 2009).
      This means that network control is much more unequally distributed than wealth. In particular, the top ranked actors hold a control ten times bigger than what could be expected based on their wealth.”

      I think that is because of pension funds and mutual funds where Mr Johnson for example votes all the stock held by Fidelity group and Magellan Funds yet the money comes from the middle and lower class who dies not have the time or education to ‘play the stock market’

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      • Delilah says:

        And if we just followed the lifestyles laid out by the Amish, none of this would even be a factor.

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      • First Last says:

        Hire a publisher. This is no place for your book.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        I paint with a big brush. I really don’t care to listen to Marxists discuss the subtle variations between Trotskyism, Bolshevism, AnarchoSyndicalists, ad nauseum.

        They are opposed to: capitalism, the nukelar family, and Judeo-Christianity. That is all I need to know. Top-down control versus freedom.

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  26. The NAFTA renegotiation is a prime example of letting your adversaries reveal how weak their hands are.

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  27. On MAGA-nomics issues, Trump is in his element: Renegotiating bad trade agreements, using economic leverage to influence other global powers, driving domestic economic and fiscal policy supporting his “America First” ideology. It’s in his DNA. Listen to any interview he has given on these topics in the last 40 years, he says the same things using exactly the same phrasing.

    And that’s YUGE. The Trump Doctrine – as it will eventually be known – is probably 90% of everything he campaigned on. So it is indeed here that “Trump IS the policy; his team of “wolverines” is just staff.”

    Beyond this, however, I am not as confident in Trump’s steadfastness. He is a businessman, not a national security wonk. He came in with some very distinct ideas, but the wolverines he brought in to reshape the culture in the National Security apparatus have been purged one by one. If indeed “Trump is the policy” this might not be a bad thing. Many of the “career people” at the NSC are “Obama holdovers” after 8 years under the same president, but they are technocrats not the architects of policy.

    If Trump can get McMaster and his staff over at NSC to drop the willful blindness of the Obama years and see radical Islam as THE threat, recognizing that that the hydra has many heads but it is all the same beast – then he will succeed in changing the paradigm and we will succeed by attacking the disease no treating the symptoms.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Ghost, I used to mostly agree, but I think the issues have become much more complex than that.

      First, if we only target “radical Islamic terrorists,” we do not make each Muslim-majority country (57 of them?) own their criminals as coming from their country, and then having to fear U.S. penalties if they don’t limit the “freedom” of their nationals. E.g., was 9/11 caused by radical Islamic terrorism or was it Saudi extremists the attack from whom should have been charged to the Saudi government, even tho they were Bush’s friends. I think we need to think and talk straight.

      Second, “radical islamic terrorists” as a focus, keeps the focus off something much more important in-house. Those in our country who give allegiance to Sharia Law and not the Constitution, should be sent back to their country of origin. — it is not some Pie-inthe-Sky RITerrorism. That label gives psychotic people much too much credit – they love it.

      Third, I believe China is a much bigger threat. This is where the main focus must be.

      Fourth, and how about the EU? Does the U.S. enter a third world war to save the developed societies of Europe from totalitarianism — this time from invasion by failed Islamic-society citizens and other north Africans?

      And finally, how about the UN, Agenda 21, which has morphed into another number (36?), and who is threatening to send its police forces (where are these from) to the U.S. to save Americans from white racists/Nazis.

      Lots of corners around which to find the rats.

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    • DS says:

      Agree RE: 1st & 2nd paragraphs. You make some good points in the 3rd also. Disagree w/ the 4th: while radical Islam is indeed a threat, it is not THE threat. That distinction belongs to the DeepState — or, more specifically, the power brokers who control the levers of the DeepState… And I’m not talking about HiLIARy or Obola; they’re just as much pawns as is Lyin Ryan and the other corruptos in congress. Islam is a threat; but it’s also a pawn and a diversion to direct attention away from the REAL threat.

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      • “Radical Islam” is a global threat. Recognize it as such, and also that we are in a clash of civilizations.

        The willful blindness of the Obama “see no evil/hear no evil/speak no evil/Islam is the Religion of Peace” has yielded a piecemeal, scattergun approach where we fight some radical Islamists here, ignore their brothers there, and support them in certain instances.

        It’s all the same threat, and the anti-Islamist alliance with Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia was a good step in the right direction. Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization as Egypt has done would be a good second step. But then we undermine it by withholding funds from Egypt for “human rights violations” – i.e. cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood, closing down radical mosques spreading Islamist indoctrination, and arresting the leaders of these terrorist movements.

        And that inconsistency is directly related to the departure of people like Bannon and Gorka (not just them, but that school of thought).

        So to all appearances we’re backsliding into the Obama world of wishful thinking, jeopardizing that nascent alliance against Islamic radicalism almost as soon as it is born. So I do hope Sundance is right, and Trump IS the policy and he’ll get the NSC and State Department to dance to his tune.

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  28. First Last says:

    Good. Let China take Mexico’s illegal aliens.

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  29. All the multi-lateral agreements the US has entered into, from NAFTA to the Paris Climate Accord, shared the same basic premise: “The United States is the richest country in the world, it is our duty to help out the less fortunate nations by granting them accommodations to offset the tremendous advantages the United States enjoys.”

    So under NAFTA, for example, we gave Mexican truckers access to American roads to compete with our domestic carriers, but we didn’t make them adhere to the same safety standards and allowed them to continue blocking American trucks from entering Mexico.

    And we granted China most favored nation status without requiring them to open their markets to us. Essentially we into a mercantilist arrangement where China was the mercantilist power, hollowing out the industrial heart of America. Entire factories manufacturing auto parts were packed up from the American Midwest and exported to China. It was reminiscent of what the Soviets did to East Germany after WW II: Stripped the Germans of all their capital and equipment, and pulled up the tracks on the railroads to rebuild the Soviet railways.

    And under the Paris Climate Accord our negotiators agreed not only to do the heavy lifting of reducing carbon emissions by decimating our domestic energy and manufacturing industries, but also to pay for exporting those jobs overseas. What a bargain.

    Finally, the people have had enough. “I don’t FELL like the richest country in the world … not anymore”. And elected President Trump to right the ship.

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    • Judith says:

      Something else is going on, and I think it’s all related to UN’s Agenda 21. These mysterious landlords are still jacking up rents to drive all the businesses from our downtowns. I see it happening everywhere. Now, why would a property owner who collects rents purposely vacate the premises? What will our downtowns become next?

      It used to be about slapping up (taxpayer funded) section 8 “workforce” tinderboxes to accommodate border-jumping slave laborers in their new sanctuary cities. But now that the climate has changed (thank GOD) with the incoming administration’s dedication to MAGA, I still see new vacancies. Who owns all these decaying properties and why do they continue to chase out tenants? Many towns are left with no grocery stores!

      SJW’s are still pushing people into high-density zones adjacent to mass transit. And I want to know WHO is behind this effort to wipe out Bedford Falls for good and what we can do now to stop them.

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  30. stillers213 says:

    As the other side of the China-Mexico equation…
    23 of 30 illegal immigrants the Border Patrol arrested in an underground tunnel were Chinese nationals. This was near San Diego on Saturday morning.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/border-patrol-23-chinese-nationals-caught-crossing-underground-tunnel-from-mexico-to-california/article/2632792

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  31. freddiel says:

    China has only gotten away with their “unfair trade deals” because previous administrations and global businesses have allowed them to. I used to work for a company that imported products from China. They were kitchen products, batch products and the like. Cheap plastic or metal clothes hanger, utensils, etc. They would go into a store, pick up a competitors product, and send it to their factories in China to replicate. So……there’s also that.

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    • freddiel says:

      bath, not batch

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    • georgiafl says:

      Our (insert expletive/s, pejoratives of choice) greedy politicians take foreign bribes to allow foreign companies to put American companies out of business and allow foreign workers visas to put American workers out of jobs!!!

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    • zaq123 says:

      Don’t forget about their crappy sheetrock, years ago, that pretty much shut down construction in this country. And their crappy PVC pipe that was bursting all over the place, flooding homes all across the country.

      In the USA, R&D means…Research and Development.
      In China, it means….Ripoff and Duplicate. And pretty much, 100% of the time, a far inferior product that becomes pretty much useless.

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  32. gzuf says:

    People need to keep spreading the word. Bilateral trade deals and NAFTA Renegotiation/Termination, that is what it’s all about and always been about. Until we get those deals done opposition will be what it is — the entire globalist multinational corporate enterprise and their unlimited money against Pres. Donald Trump and his people. We are getting stronger every day and we will win!

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  33. Betty says:

    “Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto will travel to China next week to discuss trade and investment, as Mexico looks for ways to decrease its dependence on NAFTA, especially trade with neighboring United States.”

    China, after all, owes Mexico – big time. A few weekends ago my son called me outside to look at something. It was a set of seals he bought at an auto parts store. He showed me one of the original seals and to was beautifully made, he pointed out the best parts – then he held up the “new” seal and showed me how it compared, it was obviously cheap and flimsy. And he told me “they are mostly made in China and sent to Mexico for a little finishing work, probably putting them into individual boxes, and shipped here as though they were manufactured in Mexico.”

    So yeah, Nieto is probably whining to Xi right now: “Man you said it was fool proof, you said no one would catch on, this shouldn’t be happening, man”

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  34. wolfmoon1776 says:

    An important reminder about “negotiations” within which to frame Trump’s contradiction of Wilburine’s recommendation. This may be EXACTLY what Ross wants. Maybe even what he NEEDS.

    One of a long-haul negotiator’s best weapons is an intransigent boss who rejects inadequate compromises, even though the negotiator takes great pain to make them. It is one of the absolute best ways to create conditions where you can basically say “anything of this nature is a non-starter, and you know it”, and actually be believed.

    A weak boss will take the deal, meaning your next one is weaker still. A strong boss will reject it, and give you ammunition for subsequent deals.

    Often the other side will not believe you. They will think you’re bluffing – they’re SURE you’re bluffing. So a few painfully worked-out deals that go nowhere, provide all the ammunition that is needed for the other side to get the message – “My boss isn’t a chump. Let’s not even waste time on this.”

    Every deal that Trump rejects empowers his wolverines to start out with tougher demands. And if Trump wants every deal to fail, his wolverines become as tough as Trump. People will FEAR them, knowing a deal probably cannot be reached, and the other side walks home empty-handed, unless they start putting very choice stuff on the table.

    Trump’s larger strategy may be to let China experience REAL opposition – REAL pain – REAL consequences – something it has not had to do in decades. That may mean NO DEAL for several years. All I can say to that is GOOD.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Sounds a little like good cop, bad cop on the international/bilateral trade arena. Seems to work in many places, even in the family for limit setting when raising children. Except for China, which as Sundance explains, it’s war (for the Chinese it’s for victory by any means) or peace (aka defeat only).

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Like I say, “no trade” may be “the deal”. To me, that is basically saying Nixon made a huge mistake, and fed the dragon until it could breathe fire.

        Sometimes dad has to call the cops and turn in the boy. Biggest lesson of all.

        The only way to deal with China, IMO, is to basically be ready to walk away for good. Why not? It worked before Nixon. Very nicely.

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  35. McGuffin says:

    #THANKGODFORTRUMP

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  36. 4sure says:

    “People are policy, and policy is people”…

    This is TRUE. May or may not be applicable w/regards to Trump’s economic policy w/regards to China/Mexico, but it is true w/regards to other things. DOJ for one. Deep state Intelligence community for another. IRS for sure. Legislature swamp for another. West Wing for yet another.

    Trump’s west wing is now full of demorats. They will influence Trump. He wouldn’t have them there if he didn’t want their influence and input. If he was going to completely ignore them, why would he have appointed or surrounded himself with them? Answer….he wouldn’t have.

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    • MVW says:

      How many sticks can be broken at the same time? Stick to the life line while biding time to clean up later. Economics first. Jobs first. Killed the Paris climate idiocy for instance.

      I don’t see 100k troops heading to Afghanistan, yet Trump took the lumps out by assuaging Lindsey and SongBirds military cronies. Lots of triggered handwringing from those that were rightfully upset with Bush-Bama Mideast debacle though.

      Reality of politics. An ugly business. A crooked path to the future.

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  37. treehouseron says:

    It amazes me that the Trump haters simultaneously accuse him of being easily manipulated… but also accuse him of never admitting when he’s wrong. Both cannot be true.

    if you watch President Trump deliver speeches, he doesn’t even admit when he mispronounces something. He just changes the line, then goes back and re reads it the proper way.

    He has such a strong ‘base’, confidence in himself not only are his opinions not easily manipulated, he frequently, publicly goes against his ‘advisers’. The reason we know he’ll never abandon MAGA policies is because A. he came up with them himself, and B. he never abandons anything.

    Anybody who watches him for any period of time at all should be able to get a better read of the man than they publicly profess.

    It all goes back to Patriotism. He’s extremely patriotic, and in his family (second generation immigrants) Patriotism and love of country was YUGE. He grew up that way, and credits America with the success of his family, and the success of his business. He’s married (twice) proud immigrants (Like his mother was). He sees his children as the children of immigrant women and himself the child of an immigrant woman. The reason this is important to understand, is because the women in his life have professed the love of America that he does too. They came to this country to make a better life for themselves. Because of this and the general way his family raised him, he loves this country more than most, and will never stand by while he sees things happen that he feels are unfair or hurtful to the American people.

    You can easily understand whatever he’s going to do by just analyzing the most patriotic position. He doesn’t just choose to be patriotic, it’s in his BLOOD because of how he was raised, and the women he has loved in his life. Would an America first patriot sign NAFTA? Would an America first patriot get us in foreign wars just for the sake of the military industry? Would a Patriot shackle us to Germany’s idea of fighting Global Warming? Would a Patriot stand by while Texans drown? Would a Patriot allow terrorists into the country for the sake of globalism? Would a Patriot allow people to walk over our borders illegally and take American’s jobs? Would a Patriot allow gang members from another country to roam our streets? Would a Patriot allow our health care insurance to double, triple in cost? Would a Patriot allow our country to have the highest corporate taxes in the world? Would a Patriot sit on our own abundance of natural resources, and send our citizens money overseas to buy fuel?

    He consistently, always comes down on the most Patriotic side of any position. Some of them are a little muddy because you have to think about what is the most Patriotic thing to do, but it’s not muddy for him because he has such a phenomenal business mind. To him the choices that some of us see as muddy are reflexively correct. He literally has reflexive patriotism. His brain immediately responds in the most patriotic way… again, largely because of the women he has known in his life.

    We saw everything we needed to see when that bum tried to rush the stage the day of the Dayton rally. He turned, reflexively, and caught himself CHARGING at the threat. His reflex is to fight. His reflex is to stand tall. His reflex is to be an American Bad Ass.

    After that, I don’t see how anybody had any more questions. Maybe they should just play that on loop every time there’s any question of his motives.

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  38. Mike says:

    Sundance….4th largest city in US is flooded and paralyzed. Oil refineries and business in SE Texas are closed. Stock market goes up? How can that be?

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  39. Big Jake says:

    People ARE policy. Obama holdovers are slow walking, if not obstructing outright, the President’s agenda. Mark Levin is a putz but he is right here.

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  40. Nessie 509 says:

    Until I started reading Articles in the Treehouse, I wondered how anyone representing the United States would repeatly enter into trade agreements contrary to the best interests of the United States?
    The answer from Sundance and the Treehouse is that there isn’t any such thing as globalism. There are simply multinational companies heavily invested in other nations and their local industries, or supportive of their own branch subsidiaries operating within the given nation state.
    So when tax dollars flow to other nations, much of the funding comes back to as campaign contributions to the politicians supporting favorable trade agreements on behalf of multinational corporate entities.
    Knowing that, it is difficult to watch politicians speak favorably of globalism in the forms of foreign aid, trade agreements, or treaties.

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  41. vanwinkle says:

    MAGA is why Trump was hired by ‘we the people’. He may foul up everything else but he wont foul up making AMERICA great again!

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  42. zaq123 says:

    Nieto to discuss trade with China, instead of the US. What in the heck does Mexico have, that China wants? They have oil. But, the people of Mexico, except for the very rich, don’t have a pot to pee in, nor a window to throw it out of. Mexico doesn’t have the purchasing power that the US has, never will. On top of that, Nieto, who was propped up by the Cartels after he promised them he wouldn’t go after them, is, at best, a neophyte in this area. The Chinese will eat his lunch, only he’s too arrogant and stupid to realize it. He’ll be making a deal with a devil, he does not know. I bet the Chinese trade reps are licking their chops, waiting for him to get off the plane.

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  43. Donna in Oregon says:

    I have an idea about what the President of Mexico, friend of the Cartels, is talking to Chinese officials about……

    California sees surge in Chinese illegally crossing border from Mexico

    June 7, 2016

    The number of Chinese immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border into California has skyrocketed in recent years, the result of a lucrative smuggling industry, mass migration from China and a diversifying pool of migrants settling in the United States.

    Between October and May, the first eight months of the fiscal year, Border Patrol agents in the San Diego sector apprehended an estimated 663 Chinese nationals, compared with 48 in the entire previous fiscal year and eight in the year before that, according to data provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    Before then, “we just weren’t getting [Chinese nationals],” said Wendi Lee, a spokeswoman for the Border Patrol.

    Lee said criminal organizations involved in smuggling maximize their profits by transporting Chinese immigrants, often charging premiums to get them across the border.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-chinese-border-california-20160607-snap-story.html

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    • Donna – in Oregon, no less:

      Wilburine is setting the table for President Trump to generate massive NEW Leverage.

      The extra 10 weeks gives the American Timber industry the perfect opening to multiply capacity and output.

      Imagine the combination of the next year’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey – at Trump Speed – and the Infrastructure Program about to be unleashed.

      That’s $ TWO Trillion and counting.

      Imagine Produce American and Buy American on steroids – shrinking Canada’s American market AND expanding supply at the same time.

      Overcapacity kills premium pricing – at a time when the Canadian Government CANNOT subsidize its industry without inviting crippling sanctions.

      Their idiot leader Trudeau will be running into China’s arms – after FORFEITING any potential leverage in cutting a deal with them.

      WINNING M🇺🇸A🇺🇸G🇺🇸A! Style!

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  44. 5haircut says:

    Donald trump (America’s Beloved Leader!) is a man among men! A Super Patriot – a man with abiding love and respect for others in his heart. Who could have been chosen to free America and willingly give it back to the people? The Donald will go down as the greatest American leader of all time! We owe him a debt we can never repay. But I for one intend to praise his spirit and willingness every time I can draw a crowd!

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