January 1st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #347

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827 Responses to January 1st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #347

  1. Pam says:

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  2. treehouseron says:

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  3. georgiafl says:

    President Trump has two women Secret Service agents on his detail:

    Here’s one of them:

    This NZ site has a multitude of Trump photo twitter series! Well worth following or visiting.

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  4. Troublemaker10 says:

    British Diplomats Say Ignore The Low Approval Ratings; Prepare For A Trump Second Term


    …the British diplomats who advise Theresa May on how to manage the US-UK “special relationship” say the predictions of a Trump downfall are nothing more than wishful thinking and that the Prime Minister should prepare for the Trump presidency to be extended through 2024.

    Per The Telegraph:

    “Donald Trump is on course to win re-election in 2020, senior British diplomats believe, as he approaches his first full year in office.

    They think that despite a string of negative headlines the US president has largely kept his support base onside since entering White House.

    Possible Democratic contenders are seen as either too old – such as Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden – or lacking in the name recognition needed to defeat Mr Trump.

    There is also a belief the US president has curbed some of his most radical policy instincts since taking office, such as ignoring Nato or pulling out of Afghanistan.”

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  5. decisiontime16 says:

    S.68 – Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017

    Summary: S.68 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
    All Information (Except Text)
    Listen to this page

    There is one summary for S.68. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.
    Shown Here:
    Introduced in Senate (01/09/2017)
    Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017
    This bill requires the Department of State to report to specified congressional committees within 60 days indicating: (1) whether the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization; and (2) if not, which criteria have not been met.


    The Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Plan For America – Court Document


    Despite numerous denials that Obama administration had wide-ranging dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood, it was indeed this administration with Hillary Clinton as its Secretary of the State Department which expanded a network of relationships with the Islamists.

    Donald Trump, by clearly identifying Radical Islam as America’s chief enemy, brings clarity into this debate.


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  6. trialbytruth says:

    If there is a revolution and no one covers it, is it still a revolution.

    Irans leadership appears to have lost control of its army police and bashir security forces.
    They are either joining protests or standing down as protestors move forward. It appears from all the sourcing I can find that this is a well planed orderly attempt at regime change. A forcing out of the mullahs. Best collection of material I can find right now is at https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor If someone has a better source let me know total black out CNN ABC NBC FOX

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    • Thecleaner says:

      Wichters track record in the news department is less than reliable.
      Nothing against him but he isn’t right very often

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      • treehouseron says:

        He’s just retweeting and commenting on videos and posts out of Iran… so nothing really to be wrong about. It’s fascinating to watch, kind of looks like the regime is going down.

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      • Amy1212 says:

        Please don’t make unfounded accusations. TW has been ahead of the news cycle on many issues in the ME. Same for the Vegas shooting.

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        • Thecleaner says:

          The reason he is wrong so often is because he would rather be first than right.
          He rewrites his story as events unfold is always right in the end after the facts are known.


      • mariner says:

        If this is indeed a revolution, Wictor was the first to call it.

        Nobody’s right all the time, but Wictor has been right enough often enough to improve my understanding of the Middle East.


      • trialbytruth says:

        Well we shall see. I think hes got this one nailed down. There is an awful lot of video coming in of police and military standing down. Police stations being torched and prisons being attacked. This is not just mindless crowds in the street there appears to be planning and purpose.

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        • Thecleaner says:

          I would prefer if even one of these videos had a time and date stamp and weren’t all shot in the dark while shaking the camera.
          Nobody knows what these videos are or when or where they were taken and by whom.


  7. StormyeyesC says:

    Call your reps and let them know they should pass this bill



  8. StormyeyesC says:

    WOW under 3 mins but this is where we are………uncanny

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  9. A2 says:

    As of 1 January afternoon, reports in Chosun that China is moving military units and artillery to the border with NK. (sorry the reports are in Korean).

    “Daily NK reports Chinese PLA (People’s Liberation Army) trucks have been gathering near Tumen River for 4 straight nights from the Yanji area in Jilin Province. Some think PLA artillery guns & armored vehicles are taking positions near the border area”

    “Chinese authorities have told local residents near North Korean border: “Trump to hit North Korea in the New Year, we are preparing for war on the peninsula”

    It has been reported that Chinese and Russian units have conducted military exercises for a while along the border so this is new. It was reported that SoS Tillerson established a ‘hotline’ with Beijing specifically related to NK recently, and Japanese and SK news have indicated a HS-15 launching of satellites imminent. SK politicians noted yesterday that every time NK seems to make concessions (as in Kim’s New Year’s address over participation in the winter olympics, they then make provocations). Doesn’t help with Kim’s hellbent decision to manufacture and proliferate nuclear devices and waving his nuclear bottom on his desk in the world’s face.

    Something’s up.

    However, I will quote the President as he was asked the question on NK whilst going into the Mar-a-Lago NY’s party,

    “We’ll see, we’ll see”

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  10. Mia C says:

    I love Trump but hopefully his tweet-threats against Amazon are just because of that Bezos funded newspaper’s unfair coverage of him.
    –He says the post office should charge Amazon more for shipping. He’s said that they should be taxed more.
    –I want neither since I use Amazon, but I really think he’s just saying it because of the Bezos coverage of him.
    –Trump always seems to have a good reason behind his actions and veiled threats.


    • ITS the POST office he is ripping. They are the ones that are insolvent and under charging Amazon. I am sure there are SWAMP deals with Amazon that have allowed this abuse. Their are reports that show that the Post office LOSES money on some Amazon deliveries. C R A P!!!!

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    • Eric Kennedy says:

      So you care more about YOUR ability to more cheaply purchase products from a vendor than hurting a monopoly that is also undermining the United States of America?

      Wouldn’t want to share a foxhole with you.

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      • Mia C says:

        Yeah…….I care about buying clothes, foods, supplies, medicines and more for my disabled child and disabled veteran father who served his family for selfish pigs like you. Go figure. What a selfish, grotesque pig you are.


        • Deb says:

          And all the people who work for the stores that Amazon is putting out of business because of their unfair advantage?

          Do you care about them too?

          My mother, brother, aunt and uncle and cousins are veterans. My brother in law has a severe disability. I’m still able to see that monopolies are bad, especially when they are backed by unfair advantages handed out by the government.


      • Mia C says:

        And let me add…….you’re an attrocious, vicious pig for even coming at me like that. Who the hell do you think you are? This “vendor” is NOT hurting America. Amazon has been a GODSEND for the disabled and for vets. They’re a GODSEND when you’re put on bedrest to save you and/or your child’s life. You’re such an outrageous, vicious pig for coming at me like that. God will see into your black heart and treat you accordingly.


    • sunnydaze says:

      Small businesses are charged more by the PO for shipping than Amazon. Hurts small businesses.

      I know, quantity and all that…but really, weight is weight is weight.


      • Mia C says:

        Real struggling people like myself with modest incomes and disabled kids and parents rely on Amazon.


        • Deb says:

          Rely on Amazon for what?

          I have 9 kids. My family is full of veterans and I have disabled loved ones.

          We can survive without Amazon, though I admit it is convenient.

          The damage their unfair advantage, paid for by the tax payers, is hurting small businesses. Plenty of veterans own and work for small businesses.

          You seem less than rational. I’m perplexed by the rabid pro Amazon trolling.


  11. Pam says:

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  13. sunnydaze says:

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  14. StormyeyesC says:

    Tweets by ‎@DEFCONWSALERTS


    At this time, we know of no impending military action. The movements by China are very likely just preparatory, as any country with an unstable border would do.

    Don’t over-read the situation.


    Reports of Chinese military activity in previous post coming from South Korean media quoting North Korean media:
    Dozens of Chinese military trucks lined up around the Tumen River in Yanji City.
    Chinese trucks moving at night. Reports of PLA tanks moving to the NK/Chinese border

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  15. trialbytruth says:

    For anyone interested I found a sight where you can search humas just released emails.


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  16. Pam says:

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  20. nwtex says:

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  21. Pam says:

    Oops, sorry about the duplicate post.


  22. Pam says:


  23. @ArminNavabi
    Kurdish protesters in Iran fighting against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard use white smoke to reduce visibility for regime forces.
    One man shouts: “Don’t be afraid, we are all together.”
    City: Kermanshah
    9:32 PM · January 1
    Replying to @ArminNavabi
    Iran was a great country earlier. It was Persia. People were Zoroastrians. Islamic invasion and barbarism destroyed everything and made it hell. @TarekFatah @OmarAbdullah
    Tried copy video found at link above. Pray for freedom fighters in Iran

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  24. nwtex says:

    ‏Verified account @CustomsBorder

    All airports are back on line after a temporary outage of #CBP’s processing systems During the disruption, CBP had access to national security-related databases and all travelers were screened according to security standards. No indication the disruption was malicious in nature.

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  25. Pam says:

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  27. Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

    This is a awesome thread! a must read , save it!

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  28. kinthenorthwest says:

    Damn & there was just a close election there
    Chairwoman Of Alabama Democratic Party Indicted For Election Fraud
    December 30, 2017 Tea Party ConservativeNews

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