March 13th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #418

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  1. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Man Cited As Trump’s “Russian Link” Actually Works For The FBI
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-12/man-cited-trumps-russian-link-actually-works-fbi

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  2. NJF says:

    Tillerson is out?????

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    • senda72 says:

      CIA Chief Mike Pompeo to be the new Secretary of State.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      Sheesh! Can’t say I don’t find this bit of news disappointing. Really like Rex Tillerson. Perhaps there is more to the story that is not being disclosed.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        One guess is that Pompeo is on board with an ultimate demand for China trade balance and Tillerson isn’t. Either that or there is something going on with the Norks that Trump needs almost military negotiations.

        Another possible strategy move – DOUBLE the cuts at State. They ripped out a lot of Clinton dead and rotten wood using Rex – Round 2 uses Pompeo to fire even more trouble.

        Something interesting here.

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        • Hmmm... says:

          It’s also possible that State needs to hire people to replace the some of the ones cut by Tillerson. Pompeo would be in a good position to know who to hire. Since there is a lot of crossover between CIA and State Pompeo would be in a good position to know who can be hired and trusted to safely occupy these roles. This would be something Tillerson would be unable to do without intimate knowledge of CIA personnel.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            True! I had seen the recent pressure from the Susan Rice Squawking Traitor Club about the need for professional diplomacy in North Korea as a sign that they want to get their traitors back in control of the process, since they sense an OPPORTUNITY to move dirty pieces back into play for some way to SABOTAGE Trump. But Pompeo presumably can cut that off at the knees.

            Think about it! Kim Jong Psychopath screams “Peace, peace” (beware those false prophets, I might add) so that his Democrat “allies” can come in to rescue him from mean old Trump, but the ultimate prize is to somehow betray Trump and get a TRAITOR back in in 2020.

            Rex may have been figured out by the commies – his weak points analyzed and a solution found to get the Treason Dems back in the driver’s seat, using the North Korea that Obama had so HELPFULLY and SYMPATHETICALLY (cough, cough) offered as “advice” to Trump, to make sure he entered their TRAP.

            Enter a sudden shift that leaves them HANGING.

            Not trusting the scum and villainy quite yet*! 😉

            *Where “quite yet” includes NEVER!!!

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          More dead wood needs to go from State, DOJ, FBI, VA. From the top down.

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Jedi, TRex was great for what he was to accomplish. Oil guy, friend of Saudi Royal Family, knows Emperor Xi. TRex reduced DoS staff, probably led the energy deals with Eastern Europe. He took the job reluctantly (remember wifey’s insistence to do it for country).

        Pompeo has done his job cleaning up the CIA (lots of out of work agents and staffers trying to stay on the gov’t dole running for Congress). Time for phase 2, tough talk with DPRK, clean out rest of DoS bad actors.

        First woman Gina Haspel has been nominated to head the CIA. MSM is already talking about her black ops prison sites and overseeing torture. I like her already:

        https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/leadership/gina-haspel.html

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    • Somebody says:

      Just saw that???? Why?

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      • JSBachLover says:

        Tillerson seems to have disagreed with Trump on a handful of important issues. Think back. There were times when Tillerson would make statements that contradicted Trump, including about North Korea. Tillerson is also against Trump’s tariffs — and therefore, apparently, not supportive of his whole economic plan (which does have implications for how the State Dept. acts/proceeds, My take is that, while Trump and Tillerson seemed to get along personally, Trump wants someone in the very important role of Sec. of State who is thoroughly supportive of his approach.

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        • Tillerson also wanted to stay with the Iran agreement as well as the Paris Climate Accord (I think – or was that NAFTA or TPP?) He also allegedly felt disdain towards our VSG and wanted his own way completely at DOS. Sorry, but it does NOT work that way!

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    • senda72 says:

      John Roberts on Fox News is saying that President Trump wants a new team in place for dealing with North Korea as well as working on the tariffs.

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    • 4beagles says:

      Yep, best wishes to T-Rex

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    • sunnydaysall says:

      Trump is a doer, a mover, and a shaker so naturally, he ruffles some feathers! Wayne Dupree says it best though!

      (Wayne Dupree): Look, folks, when we voted President Trump in we knew he wouldn’t be politically correct and wouldn’t act like any other president, but you can’t argue with the outstanding results. I’d like a more stable admin as well but our country is winning again so relax and trust him. Trump is not afraid to switch people out if they don’t follow his agenda. Obama settled and got nothing done.

      https://www.waynedupree.com/secretary-of-state-rex-tillerson-is-out-replaced-by-cia-director-mike-pompeo/

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    • Yep! Trump just said Rex has different opinion on Iran deal! He did not agree with POTUS!
      Too bad!

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        It will be interesting to see who replaces Gary Cohn. Kudlow’s name keeps coming up but he’s adamantly opposed to our President’s tariff’s initiative. He is a close advisor and confidant of our President but if he can’t get in the same room on that area, his appointment would seem odd, at best.

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    • amwick says:

      This is the only notification I believe…

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  3. Jedi9 says:

    And now on a lighter note…

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  4. Eric Kennedy says:

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    • blind no longer says:

      Wait what? When did this happen? Heard nothing on the news.

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      • GAPTOG says:

        I, for one, trust our fantastic Lion, to do what’s best for his plans to MAGA.

        Who comes and goes to help him is his choice, and I trust he’s doing what’s best every time.

        God bless you, President Trump, as you strive to MAGA. 🙏🏼

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      • Osugagal says:

        I thought T -Rex was good as well. It was obvious he did not always agree with the President but he still did IMHO a very good job of carrying out the President’s agenda. I thought he was fantastic in the Middle East. When I heard him answer a question about talking with NK right after that was announced it was clear he was not given a head’s up before the SK / White House briefing. I wish him well and hope is health is not an issue. President Trump will continue moving his agenda and MAGAing

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      • JSBachLover says:

        I like(d) him too. But I did wonder sometimes when he appeared to say things that contradicted Trump. It seems obvious that they had some serious differences of opinion on important matters.

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    • dufrst says:

      Not a shock. Trump wanted Tillerson for his connection to Putin but nothing has come of it.

      Trump is shifting strategy and is now courting China. He wants a strong negotiator with North Korea and wants to continue to cultivate Xi if possible, else use trade to reign China in. Russia may eventually come around, but for now the focus is China. Trump just didn’t get along with T-Rex. It’s a key cabinet position and for Trump, there’s no time to waste with someone who is not focused on the big objectives (why is TRex in Africa???).

      Btw, I’ve never seen a president appoint so many women to top security jobs like Trump has! Homeland security and now CIA??? Wow.

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      • GAPTOG says:

        The sexist commander in chief… /s

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      • Kaco says:

        “Trump just didn’t get along with T-Rex.”

        I thought that was “fake news” that we were all supposed to ignore. So now when they say all this turmoil is going on, it really is. Like Cohn being pissed, and Rex calling POTUS a moron, etc.

        I like T Rex, he seemed like a father figure, a calm,confidence, steady, assured.

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          I think people are not looking at this in the correct perspective. Neither Trump nor Tillerson are “politicians”, although politics is an everyday irritant in corporate life.

          They are both (very) high managers, and, at that level, times come when a particular strategy or procedure cannot be agreed upon. It’s nothing to denigrate either (or any) person(s) involved. T-Rex did an incredible job, including lots of things we’re not privy to (e.g. all of the clean-up and personnel reductions, structure changes, etc.).

          Life goes on. All the best to T-Rex, and to Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel. And GOD Bless President Trump, Vice-President Pence, the Wolverines, their families, and the Administration. And GOD Bless Sundance, the mods, the Treehouse, and Treepers everywhere!

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    • amwick says:

      Sorry Eric.. I should have scrolled down…

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      • singingsoul says:

        What would have been nicer is to ask Tillerson to resign instead to firer him..?
        POTUS does not firer normally and the impression is given that the person wanted to move on. Something more must have happened.

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  5. NJF says:

    WTF POTUS just tweeted it?????

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  6. highdezertgator says:

    Tillerson out! Pompeo in!

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    • blind no longer says:

      Tillerson got sick on the last trip. Wonder if his health is the issue.

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      • Christine says:

        Or his “sickness” was an excuse?

        What meetings did he miss? Perhaps that will give us a hint. (I’ll research).

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        • Christine says:

          Okay, so Rex was in Kenya and cancelled these appointments on Saturday, (which weren’t rescheduled):

          * An event for PEPFAR, the US program to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa (Clinton Foundation/Big Pharma involved?);
          * Visit to Kenyan US Embassy to meet with American diplomats.

          Obama’s heritage is Kenyan. Coincidence? Things that make you go hmmmm…. 🤔

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          • Kristin says:

            “Make you go Hmmm”…. in what way? I do not understand the Obama connection in the leaving of T-Rex.
            Please explain?

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            • wolfmoon1776 says:

              Just like there is much dark and dirty around the Uranium Exfiltration Plot involving Hillary and Mueller, there is much weirdness surrounding Kenya – one of the early strongholds of communism in Africa. Remember – terrorism is a tool that used to be funded by the Soviets, until WE started funding it, Cloward-Piven-style.

              Consider this event, which links the Clintons, Kenya, and HIV/AIDS:

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  7. NJF says:

    I am freaking floored by this. I don’t get it.

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    • Eric Kennedy says:

      That Q or Anon (not sure who is who) said a few days ago more personnel changes were going to be made.

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    • ecmarsh says:

      I am too.
      I pray that Tillerson is healthy, he’s a good man.

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      • singingsoul says:

        ecmarsh says:
        “I pray that Tillerson is healthy, he’s a good man.”
        __________________________________

        Yes Tillerson is a good man but maybe he needs some rest and time off..? POTUS has demanded much of him and apparently has done a good job.
        Good job done Mr Tillerson.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Yes, I think good job, Mr. Tillerson, too. However, he also was “soft” on AGW-Global Warming as was the want of all those major “global” CEOs – sucking up to the OneWorlder-do-gooders in their totalitarian moralistic universes as part of maneuvering his corporation. I don’t know what else he might have been soft on.

        If we want to return to and strengthen real world policies, the real (mainstream) American economy, the real American national security, we must have real science and a real scientific method to go with it.

        This will take understanding with determined and “steely” actions. T-Rex served his purposes, and probably has the will-power to make changes in his own bailiwick, but it seems that President Trump needs something more like military-style determination for the current Secretary of State.

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    • 4beagles says:

      PDJT sure changes up his staff frequently, it’s kinda like the Tv show

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    • cyrusvance says:

      Tillerson was a straight shooter, too bad. Maybe the pressure of the Office is getting to Trump.

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  8. nor'easter says:

    Just In:

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  9. Christine says:

    Thoughts please Trreepers!

    Was Rex Tillerson compromised, which is why he had to leave? Perhaps prior Russia connections through Exxon?

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    • Somebody says:

      Compromised how?

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      • Christine says:

        Hi Somebody!

        I really don’t know. Just throwing it out there.

        Rex “fell sick” while in Kenya, Obama’s country of heritage. Perhaps something there?

        We know the entire *muh Trump Russia* scandal is pure fabrication by the corrupt Hillary/Obama/FBI/DOJ/MSM/Globalist cabal.

        And, we know all US corruption with Russia was via Hillary + Obama, while Rex was Exxon’s Chairman + CEO (2006 – 2017), doing huge oil deals with Russia during Obama’s entire 8-year Presidency.

        I like Rex. He could be the most innocent man on the planet. But, as the pincers tighten on the corrupt Hillary/Obama cabal, vis-a-vis Russia, perhaps Rex’s Exxon oil deals with Russia while Obama was President, has been caught up in it?

        These are just thoughts. Pure speculation.

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      • cyrusvance says:

        He has principle and integrity?

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    • trialbytruth says:

      My thought is he acomplished the task that was must important within his background. Oil and the middle East. Now enter pompei who has been watching Rocket Man 24 7. It would also be worthwhile to see what other Geo political.background he has.

      I am guessing that a lot of Trump’s team are on loan from there life’s they are not lifetime public servants ( Thank God ). I only see one man irreplacable and that is Potus. I hope to see Potus,s replacement show up one day …say 2024.

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      • Christine says:

        That’s a great comment, trialbytruth. You could well be right, and I pray you are.

        I posted my 2nd comment above yours (at 9.24am) before seeing yours here at 9.12am.

        Watching Fox right now (it’s Tuesday 11.30pm here in Australia) info is that Rex didn’t know he was fired.

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      • Convert says:

        Yup– this. Also remember that Nunes and company are getting ready to start on the State Dept side of their investigation. Pompeiio will be a solid asset and knows things Tillerson doesn’t

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      • Tegan says:

        The job is a killer! I think one year should be the anticipated period. Constant travel with all the time changes, being on point for all the negotiations, being away from family…not good for body or soul on a long-term basis.
        I, too, admired Rex greatly and thank him for the wisedom, experience and dignity he brought to his role. Hope he and his wife really enjoy a much-deserved retirement!

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Remember that TREX wanted us to stay in the Paris Accord. He is also a Globalist by nature having run Exxon for many years. Our President means business when it comes to trade. State Department also has these conversations with other countries. Mike Pompeo has been completely loyal to our President from day one. He will represent the US very well in all conversations pertaining to trade.

      He gets the trade situation handled by cutting the deficit from $800 billion to $300-$400 billion a year with us picking up the slack, you are talking about yearly GDP in the range of 6%+ year in and year out.

      As Wolfmoon1776 has told us, lets enjoy the hell out of the ride!

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    • kaste668 says:

      POTUS is a CEO and he knows that you bring in new Top Talent to accomplish tasks. Think of a Corporate acquisition. You bring in a new CEO to “clean” things us. Get rid of the excess, has no personal ties and does some restructuring. Once that is completed, that guy leaves and you get someone else to complete the next step. I worked for a Corporation where we had 3 Top leaders in just over 3 years. Each had a task. The 3rd one was the Steady State Leader. There are professional CEO’s who only do either getting a company ready to sell or getting a company ready to buy. I loved T Rex, I thank him for the job he has done. I hope he enjoys some time to rest. It has been a grueling year.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Excellent. Yes, President Trump does this, specific people for specific tasks/phases.

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      • jbrickley says:

        Bingo! In corporations, executives come and go rather frequently. Many times they come on board to tackle a difficult problem and once it’s mostly resolved, they get bored and leave for the next challenge or they are replaced if they don’t jump ship. There will be new problems that require a different person with different skills to resolve. Happens all the time. Look at any of the top-tier executives and their resumes read like 2-3 years tops at any one job and a list of accomplishments at each. Like a CFO who comes on board to restructure the finances, convert to GAAP accounting, deal with an IPO then when the dust settles, he leaves to become a CEO somewhere else. Just no challenges left.

        T-Rex did a great job but now the job is changing and instead of a CEO role they need a ruthless killer in position to deal with what’s coming next. Gina Haspel would eat T-Rex for breakfast when it comes to The Craft.

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        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          If she tried to “eat him for breakfast” she’d likely have indigestion for the rest of her days.
          T-Rex is no shrinking violent, but like any very high manager, strategic disagreements at the top result in departures. And that’s good. Shows we’re dealing with Alpha Males and not the current crop of zeta-fluffies…

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    • Oldschool says:

      Lol, Trump is a builder. To lay a foundation, call the masons, then they’re done. Carpenters frame it out, done. Plumbers next, done, electricians. . . . . . A different phase requires different skills and different workers.

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    • AdamSelene says:

      Tillerson is an excellent leader and manager, and did a great job restructuring the State Department. However, he’s not on board with Trump’s broader international policies. Tariffs, NK talks, etc. It’s hard to have a Secretary of State who isn’t committed to the administration’s plan for international relations. I like TRex, but I like MAGAnomics and the Trump Doctrine more.

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      • Christine says:

        Wonderful, intelligent comments, THANK YOU fleporeblog (great to chat with you again! I went back to largely lurking over the last several months. Aussie politics took precedence for a bit), trialbytruth, kaste668, Oldschool and AdamSelene!

        I think TRex was an inspired choice as SOS, but his Globalist view on the Paris Climate Agreement, Iran, tariffs etc were at odds with President Trump’s MAGAnomics. We live in fascinating times.

        Mike Pompeo has been enormously impressive during his time as CIA Director. Apparently he delivered POTUS’ intelligence briefings almost daily. Pompeo seems more aligned with President Trump’s international policies than TRex. Pompeo should be awesome as SOS. Once North Korea is dealt with, Iran is next!

        TRex conducted himself almost impeccably for the Trump Administration. However, his removal was so swift, I do wonder whether SP Mueller or DOJ IG Horowitz have discovered something about his dealings with Russia while Exxon CEO during the Obama Administration which raised concerns? (US authorities fined Exxon US$2 million in July 2017 for violating sanctions against Russia while TRex was CEO).

        Pure speculation, of course. But his sudden firing/removal begs the question. Compare and contrast with Hope Hick’s recent departure, and POTUS’ effusive praise of her in his goodbye tweet.

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  10. Mickey Wasp says:

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 7 minutes ago
    Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!

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  11. TrueNorthSeeker says:

    John Roberts saying POTUS asked Rex to step aside. Wants Pompeo for upcoming issues…North Korea, trade issues as two examples..

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  12. ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

    Rex quit?

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  13. Bob Thoms says:

    DOS needs major swamp draining, Tillerson didnt seem up to the task. Pompeo might be more inclined to make the necessary big changes in the bueracracy.

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      Didn’t Rex Tillerson basically remove the 7th floor…? Rex was instrumental in the Saudi Arabia ‘reset’ and the corruption of ‘House of Saud’.
      This is a good move – Pompeo knows everything within the CIA and now he brings all his knowledge to the table when he meets with other ‘Heads of States’.

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    • Kaco says:

      I’m pretty sure Tililerson cleaned out the State Dept quite a bit and presented Congress with a budget.

      I can’t help but think of his first speech to the Dept after he was sworn in, saying all his life was building for this higher purpose to serve and it only lasted just over a year.

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  14. colddeadhandsyoudirtyape says:

    About Time. Never thought Rex was doing the job that needed to be done.

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  15. TrueNorthSeeker says:

    What do we know about Gina Haspel, soon to be CIA Dir. ?

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  16. NJF says:

    I’d have to assume that POTUS didn’t have confidence that Tillerson was up to the NOKO task?

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  17. MrACC says:

    Trust POTUS Trump and ALL his personnel moves.

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  18. Roger Duroid says:

    You don’t call your boss a moron, it seems.

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    • Iron Lady says:

      Yes. Been extra uncomfortable since then. Surely he did some swamp clearing, but the guy was basically a lib, in my estimation. On the wrong side on climate, supported gay scout leaders, etc. Is it that hard to find conservatives for these jobs?

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    • Oldschool says:

      Ahhhh, good point roger. So it COULD be that TREX fell from grace quite some time ago, but Trump kept him in place for good reasons, putting the pieces in place and waiting for the optimum time to fire him. Doubt trump kept rex on because he had his vote of confidence, more likely needed to execute a plan.
      Hmmmm, see how that works.

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    • AdamSelene says:

      I don’t think it has anything to do with that. On lots of the big issues, Rex has been rather tepid or opposed. Iran deal, Paris Accords, NoKo, tariffs. I like TRex, but I don’t think he was 100% on board with Trump’s vision.

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  19. appadoo9 says:

    Another example how Our President is many steps of everyone

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  20. Michelle says:

    CNBC commenting that Pompeo is needed for SOS because of his intelligence background, to take on China etc.

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    • highdezertgator says:

      Unleash the “Pearl Clutchers”…. the uncertainty… out of control… oh the markets will tumble… reactionary negative nabobs!

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      • Wink says:

        Sadly highdezertgator, you are correct. I come here mostly to read SD’s postings which are amazing. As for reading people’s comments, not so much. My news sources are SD and some very good commentators on youtube. (when they’re not censored, that is!) Chin up! I recall that Tillerson has said in the beginning that he wasn’t planning on staying on for very long. Funny, how people have forgot that. Also, Mr Tillerson was excellent in setting forth President Trump’s plans for SA. Now, President Trump is fighting the Clowns (CIA operatives) in other countries. Therefore, he needs a Sec of State who knows the deep state and all their nasty tricks. The President places people in positions to further a plan, once the plan moves to stage 2, he replaces people to implement the new objective.

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        • bkrg2 says:

          I really admire TRex. Very intelligent and diplomatic. Always felt he was a perfect counter balance to Trump. I particularly liked that he and Trump disagreed on many issues. Contrary to what 100% of MSM and several Treepers are saying- this is very healthy. Its good to have disenting input into options and policy (not yes men). Most impressive to me was every time Rex fully supported Trump decision.
          After going through the list of all the major policy disagreements, i am no longer surprised he was fired.
          Sad to see him go. Wish he would have resigned with dignity. He didn’t strike me as a guy who would rather be fired.
          I will continue to trust Trump as it is clear to me we just entered a new phase and a guy like Pompeo is now needed.

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      • TheWanderingStar says:

        On the bright side, we may get to see more briefings from Heather Nauert. j/s

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    • kathyca says:

      If the msm is suggesting that Trump has a good reason for this change, the REAL reason must be a doozy. lol I wonder if Tillerson’s *illness* was something a little more contrived and/or nefarious..Oh well, I liked Tillerson.

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      • dutzie60 says:

        I was worried that he is sick. Glad that’s not the case, I like him also. He represented the USA very well so I’m grateful to him for that. Wish him health and a good retirement.

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      • kpm58 says:

        I think the change was made to show North Korea that America First is the hard line policy.
        I don’t think Kim trusted Tillerson because of his long multi-national history.

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  21. parteagirl says:

    I will always be grateful for the job Rex did cleaning out the 7th floor of the State Department, among other things. Like during his campaign, Trump works in phases. Time for the next phase and the next person with the skill set for it, I guess. God bless them all.

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    • KBR says:

      THIS^^

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    • Mickey Wasp says:

      Exactly… T Rex cleaned up the 7th floor and knows OIL and GAS.
      Rex was instrumental in the Middle East, specifically the Saudi Arabia corruption and Eastern Europe countries importing American natural gas. God speed T-Rex and many thanks from the heart of America.
      Pompeo knows ‘intelligence’ – he has been the head of the CIA for over a year. He now brings all that knowledge to the table when he meets / speaks with other ‘Heads of States’ about all matters. Pompeo is also on board with President Trumps’ America First agenda.

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      • Landslide says:

        I know some think Pompeo is swamp….but some thought Tillerson was a bad hire as well. I’m going to just keep my mouth shut and go with your thoughts, Mickey Wasp. President Trump’s hiring and firing is way beyond the facts I possess. I wish Mr. Tillerson the best.

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        • Mickey Wasp says:

          IMO – all of the Wash DC and New York corridor is globalist muck good guys and gals have to work in and walk through. Remember a couple of items – Pompeo was one of President Trumps’ first picks and graduated first in class at WestPoint. Also, Pompeo was on the Benghazi committee and he and Jordan wrote their own conclusion / opinion of the stalling and obfuscation of that investigation perpetrated by the Obama Admin…

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    • singingsoul says:

      parteagirl says:
      “I will always be grateful for the job Rex did cleaning out the 7th floor of the State Department, among other things. Like during his campaign, Trump works in phases. Time for the next phase and the next person with the skill set for it, I guess. God bless them all.”
      __________________________________
      You just triggered a thought, is Nunes not investigating the involvement of State Department in the Trump cue attempt and Russian gate..? What better to have Pampeo now as head of the department. This only might be a side show but I agree NK and China will be the big deal.

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  22. appadoo9 says:

    I love Rex, but there’s no place for him after being SOS, imo

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  23. Monadnock says:

    Very interested to see how this T-Rex thing shakes out – for now, trusting that PDJT made this move with full understanding of what lies ahead…

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  24. duchess01 says:

    Live | The White House – 03/13/2018

    5:00 PM EST

    President Trump Delivers Remarks to Members of the Military

    5:35 PM EST

    Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at a Women’s History Month Reception

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

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  25. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 03/12/2018

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/

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  26. Humble Soul says:

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  27. daughnworks247 says:

    Do you get the impression…… and think about this for a minute…,
    that many members of the Cabinet were suggested by the “Old Guard” of the Repub Establishment.
    People like Reince, Sean Spicer, and their influence as Repubs were part of an olive branch, of sorts, from Trump to the GOP.
    Gary Cohn, who Trump knew well, was a compromise with the Wall Street crew and provided a valuable bridge for the Trump Admin.

    As Trump moves into second year, we KNOW Trump is the first one to make a change in execs if he thinks it is needed.

    As our President gathers steam, he needs a great crew around him and he needs more loyalty.

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    • parteagirl says:

      I’ve had very similar thoughts. I saw some of Trump’s early hires as “bridges” from where we were to where we want to go. Trump moving on is a good sign. It shows he’s checking things off his list and forging ahead.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Exactly what I think. When a portion of the MAGA agenda is completed, his “to-do-list” is updated as are the people who will help accomplish it. Everything is moving and changing constantly.

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      • TheWanderingStar says:

        I agree. I think Trump changes his team depending upon circumstances. His agenda is being accomplished at record speed. Past administrations changed players at the change of a Presidents term – with not a lot to show for it. Not so with Trump. We may see many more team alignments before we are done.

        Specifically with Rex, who I appreciated as an accomplished executive and leader, I think it may be that he simply could not break out of the globalist mind set; most the same way as Gary Cohen.

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    • Iron Lady says:

      Exactly. The problem with coming in as an outsider is that you’re an outsider. Needed to start out with those who already know how to run the ship, as frustrating as that was for us to watch.

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  28. Guyski says:

    Probably, a well thought out move. As CIA director; Pompeo, had access to information about China, North Korea, etc. than Tillerson would have.

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  29. lawrencepaul1 says:

    I have never thought that Mr Tillison’s heart was in the job. He has to push out the “Russia bad, Ukraine good, Assad gassed his people” line but he never came across as he really believed it. He has spent a lot of time in Russia and knows what is really what.
    I wish that he could have hung on though as I convinced that once the Russia collusion BS is dead and buried the President will go back to his pre election position on Russia.
    Pomeo is a swamp dweller in my opinion but he must be of use to the President at this time. Hope that he does a good job.

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    • Eric Kennedy says:

      I think folks are reading too much into this.

      Cohn and Tillerson out…. seem like a pivot to the trade agenda to me.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Could be, but Tillison should be good on trade so maybe not.
        It is not a big deal though. This is how Trump just how works. He has his reasons.

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      • This is how he worked all his life. one person can not achieve in all areas. His expectations are very high and he replaces people all the time! I trust him!

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        • G. Combs says:

          Remember that Trump is a CORPORATE EXEC. He places someone in a position to do a specific job. Once the job is done he moves someone else into position.

          T-Rex was brought in as a hired gun to clean out the dead wood (30% gone! 😁) I doubt that T-Rex ever meant to stay more than a year or so. Now that he has been sick he decided it was time to leave.

          This is really best because at this point there are some very very ‘hard feelings’ among the Snowflakes in State so a new person would cause less problems.

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  30. jeans2nd says:

    Heard the news that the San Francisco ICE spokesman has resigned over AG Jeff’s recent visit to San Fran and calling out the San Fran mayor?
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/13/ice-spokesman-resigns-over-false-statements-by-top-officials-about-calif-immigrant-arrests/?utm_term=.341921d45d71

    26 Feb 2018 the very same ICE spokesman was singing a diff tune.
    http://www.kron4.com/news/ice-spokesman-sanctuary-cities-not-immune-from-federal-law_20180306102938257/1012957991
    “All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.”

    Even La Raza agreed.
    “we have found no increased enforcement and no ICE raids in Alameda County. There have been ICE enforcement actions and arrests in Contra Costa, Sacramento, and Monterey. The number of verified arrests range between 11 and 15 for the weekend. That is not an abnormally high number (for this area)””

    Now, isn’t that odd? 26 Feb 2018 all is ok, and 13 Mar 2018 it is now wrong enough to resign?

    Hmmm. What changed?

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  31. CorwinAmber says:

    Our President may be a lot of things to a lot of people, but NO ONE can say that he is indecisive! Geez, I’d love to work for him…but I’d also be terrified to work for him…pins and needles, if ya know what I mean

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  32. appadoo9 says:

    It’s all about getting the razor’s edge

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    • Homesteader says:

      And keeping it sharp. Such changes should always necessarily happen. And no one should have a problem with it, including Rex, who did well his part in slicing and dicing.

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  33. FofBW says:

    IMO, President Trump has a unique ability to spot a specific talent/ability in a person and use that for a specific task or project. Once circumstances change he changes.

    Remember how many times he changes people during his campaign….with much the same reaction as today’s news.

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    • G. Combs says:

      ☝ ❤️

      That is the major difference between a top notch business exec and a politician (who is paying off political favors).

      I had ONE boss out of several who had this type of talent. He was the best boss I ever worked for because he matched the person to the job.

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  34. Chris says:

    Why is everybody so upset about Tillerson being fired? I won’t miss him at all. Good riddance. He seemed more like a GOPe swamp RINO than a MAGA supporter. After his alleged comments about President Trump, I liked him even less.

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  35. Rckymtn says:

    Since TRump gets about 3-4 yrs worth of political things done in about 1 year this is likely just a normal term for SOS. most admins have 2-3 SOS in 8 yrs…..Trump might have 7-8

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  36. Kristin says:

    Tillerson out!

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    • Kristin says:

      Evidently I just awoke…..
      I was however surprised. I liked T-Rex.
      I am sure our Commander in Chief knows what he is doing. Complex issues ahead.

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  37. NJF says:

    Kinda telling that there was an no effusive comments from POTUS like there was for Hope Hicks & Gary Cohn

    Whoa FBN saying Tillerson wasn’t told?

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  38. cjzak says:

    Ugh RT fired? Well this will take some digesting. He and Ross are my favorites and I had hoped he’d stay until he was ready to leave on his own. Guess we have to trust PT to know what’s best but this is hard for me to accept. Ugh again. Not a happy morning. Good luck to Pompeo whom I have never liked much but if he does a good job then good for him.

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  39. Newman says:

    Too funny…CNN in total meltdown hyperventilating with foaming mouths over Rex firing.

    Liked by 6 people

  40. Bassplayer says:

    It’s not about Tillerson, it’s about Pompeo. From CIA to State. Hillary was SOS… investigation….lots of info available at CIA….

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  41. Dragon says:

    The thing is, Russia significantly upped the ante with weapons tech recently, and the balance of power is under significant strain.

    All of this was caused by the new red scare created by the neoliberals/neocons who thought they had an inalienable right to swallow Ukraine whole, with direct propaganda assaults on Russia long before Trump was elected.

    Pompeo fully comprehends the new reality and all the players involved, and has a better chance of taking the right steps forward diplomatically.

    It’s a real shame the anti-American deep state globalist cabal was permitted to push the world this close to an earth-ending WW3, but Pompeo is a necessary choice for dealing with the consequences of their sociopathic policies.

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    • Spear says:

      Russia likes to talk their tech but it’s mostly a scam. Their pak-fa has marginal deployment and isn’t even fully operational, won’t be for years. The “hypersonic” missile is just an upgraded icbm which goes the same speed as everybody else’s when it re enters.

      Their hypersonic plane launched missile is likely a scam too. No real data was announced, unlike when we do our tests.

      Putin knows he has nothing. Their military is decaying.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “….It’s a real shame the anti-American deep state globalist cabal was permitted to push the world this close to an earth-ending WW3,….”

      NUCLEAR
      The elite WANT a nuclear war because they are Malthusians who think there are way too many people. (They want ~1/2 million since that number would serve their needs and be easier to control.) Or as Ted Turner, founder of CNN and the UN Foundation bluntly put it during an interview with Audubon magazine.
      “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” – Source: The book You Don’t Say, by Fred Gielow, 1999, page 189.

      If you look at the research results of nuclear bombs and mishaps, I do not think the Elite would care if nuclear weapons were used to wipe out large numbers of people. Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Subsequent Weapons Testing – World Nuclear Association (wwwDOT)world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/radiation-and-health/hiroshima,-nagasaki,-and-subsequent-weapons-testin.aspx

      Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards, and served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA. In other words this man knows his stuff.

      EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security: DR. PETER VINCENT PRY. STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD Essentially EMP warheads would knock out our sensitive electronics and electric grid (We do not have many back-up parts and there is a very long lead time in getting them manufactured)

      Ambassador James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry were campaigning to get the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA) bill passed. President Obama denied that North Korea could deliver on these threats, claiming that North Korea does not yet have nuclear armed missiles AND BLOCKED PASSAGE OF THAT BILL!
      This is backed up by Obama’s BLOCKING PASSAGE OF THE BILL!
      ……

      THE REASON FOR MAJOR POPULATION REDUCTION?
      If you put together the threads you find in the early 1970s there was a major shift from the USA continuing as a manufacturing base to exporting out technology, factory and jobs. This may have been because of the food scare due to the cold climate. Nigel Calder a science reporter at that time wrote:

      […]No, we didn’t make it up. I was present in Rome in 1961 when global cooling was already the main concern at a conference of the World Meteorological Organization and Unesco (see the Unesco reference). The discussions were led by Hubert Lamb of the UK Met Office, who went on to found the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

      A persistent concern of Lamb and others was that the world might return to a Little Ice Age like that of 300 years ago. But the improving knowledge of glacial history, and especially the apparent brevity of warm interglacials, prompted anxiety about a full-blown ice age. George Kukla, together with Robert Matthews of Brown University, convened a conference in 1972 entitled “The Present Interglacial: How and When will it End?”….
      Kukla and Matthews alerted President Richard Nixon, and as a result the US Administration set up a Panel on the Present Interglacial involving the State Department and other agencies.….

      The result was the 1974 CIA report:
      “A Study of Climatological Research as it Pertains to Intelligence Problems” makes that clear. (wwwDOT)climatemonitor.it/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/1974.pdf

      pg 9
      “….The archaeologists and climatotologists document a rather grim history… There is considerable evidence that these empires may not have been undone by barbarian invaders but by climatic change…. has tied several of these declines to specific global cool periods, major and minor, that affected global atmospheric circulation and brought wave upon wave of drought to formerly rich agricultural lands.

      Refugees from these collapsing civilizations were often able to migrate to better lands… This would be of little comfort however,… The world is too densely populated and politically divided to accommodate mass migration….”

      Page 18 talks of coming glaciation.
      “…Scientists are confident that unless man is able to effectively modify the climate, the northern regions… will again be covered with 100 to 200 feet of ice and snow….”
      ……..

      In the meantime Obama’s Science Czar, Holdren and the other Malthusians from Stanford University wrote the book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions (1973) The book probably echoed the real thoughts of the US Deep State of the early 1970..

      It was also at this time Maurice Strong switched the ‘official narrative from ‘Global Cooling’ to ‘Global Warming’

      Strong worked for the Rockefellers in Saudi Arabia (oil) in the fifties. Maurice Strong was a member of the Club of Rome, a Rockefeller Foundation trustee and senior adviser to the World Bank. “…It is instructive to read Strong’s 1972 Stockholm speech and compare it with the issues of Earth Summit 1992. Strong warned urgently about global warming, the devastation of forests, the loss of biodiversity, polluted oceans, the population time bomb. Then as now, he invited to the conference the brand-new environmental NGOs [non-governmental organizations]: he gave them money to come; they were invited to raise hell at home. After Stockholm, environment issues became part of the administrative framework in Canada, the U.S., Britain, and Europe. …” (wwwDOT)afn.org/~govern/strong.html
      …..

      A few years later in 1976, Hays, Imbrie and Shackleton validated the ‘Milankovitch hypothesis’
      “….Nick Shackleton was at the forefront of research in the field since the late 1960’s, when he developed the techniques required for high-resolution isotope stratigraphy. These methods were used to obtain the first high-resolution isotope records showing the history of ice sheet fluctuations during the Quaternary. The fluctuations in size of the ice sheets were shown to have been much more numerous than had been supposed on the basis of terrestrial chronologies. The ice-sheet variations were also shown to have periodicities matching those of the principle variations in the Earth’s orbital geometry, which validated the ‘Milankovitch hypothesis’ (Hays, Imbrie and Shackleton, 1976). The Earth’s orbit was for the first time shown to be governing the timing of major climate changes….” (wwwDOT)quaternary.group.cam.ac.uk/history/directors/shackleton.html
      …..

      The Gaslighting of the public has continued with the Berger and Loutre’s 2002 modeling used by NASA/NOAA to say the current Ice Age has ended and the earth will not go back into glaciation.

      Lisiecki and Raymo, (2005) essentially quashed the Berger and Loutre’s 2002 modeling and no one has come forward with anything supporting an extended Holocene since then. They developed the LR04 stack of 57 globally distributed deep ocean sediment cores (a.k.a. REAL observations):

      “[…]Recent research has focused on MIS 11 as a possible analog for the present interglacial [e.g., Loutre and Berger, 2003; EPICA community members, 2004] because both occur during times of low eccentricity… However, the June 21 insolation minimum at 65N during MIS 11 is only 489 W/m2, much less pronounced than the present minimum of 474 W/m2. In addition, current insolation values are not predicted to return to the high values of late MIS 11 for another 65 kyr. We propose that this effectively precludes a ‘double precession-cycle’ interglacial [e.g., Raymo, 1997] in the Holocene without human influence.”[…] http://large.stanford.edu/publications/coal/references/docs/Lisiecki_Raymo_2005_Pal.pdf

      This paper has the the 21 June insolation minimum at 65°N for several glacial inceptions. The earth is now in the middle of that range. 😱 Wether the earth sinks into full glaciation or bumps along at the edge really does not matter. The weather is going to be a climatic “madhouse”

      “The lesson from the last interglacial “greenhouse” in the Bahamas is that the closing of that interval brought sea-level changes that were rapid and extreme. This has prompted the remark that between the greenhouse and the icehouse lies a climatic “madhouse”! Neuman and Hearty (1996)

      For more discussion of Quaternary papers: https://www.sott.net/article/279874-The-End-Holocene

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  42. All Hype says:

    Never a dull moment with President Trump!!!!

    IMHO, Rex did a great job with cleaning out the State Department of the swamp rats and getting the Middle East countries under control. My guess is Pompeo will now be more of heavy-handed leader dealing with North Korea and Iran.

    Best of luck to Mr. Tillerson!!!!

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  43. kaste668 says:

    I will look forward to Sundance’s assessment of the situation later today.

    Liked by 5 people

  44. appadoo9 says:

    This will get the press to focus on North Korea…ultimately

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  45. yy4u says:

    I’m sorry about Tillerson. I liked him. I didn’t think he was a good appointment initially — I wanted Gingrich — but I thought he did a fine job. Further, I think there are too many changes in the administration though I trust POTUS knows what he’s doing. Gary Cohn is no loss. A Democrat Globalist. Maybe T-Rex turned out to be a Globalist, too. Why not? All a Globalist is is someone who makes a lot of money selling/serving ALL nations instead of his/her OWN nation. So what if a couple million blue collar workers lose their jobs so long as the bottom line is profitable? (Heard that explanation on TV and it is spot on). So I’m sad that T-Rex is leaving, sorry Gingrich isn’t the new sec. state because he’s the smartest and most knowledgeable of world affairs, sorry Rudy Guiliani isn’t AG, and getting whiplash from all the changes.

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    • JohnBadger says:

      Tillerson was insubordinate and openly disagreeable with the President on a number of occasions. Cannot have that in an administration. There is ONLY ONE boss when it comes to foreign policy.

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  46. JohnBadger says:

    Always amazing how the media act so surprised when the guy who had a highly successful TV show for 15 years about firing people actually fires someone.

    Liked by 7 people

  47. appadoo9 says:

    The CIA chief at the right hand of Our President at the table.
    No wool pulled over eyes

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  48. Niagara Frontier says:

    FOX just reported POTUS has a new body man today travelling with him to California. The current one was unable to get final security clearance under new procedures, and has been assigned to the campaign.

    Liked by 3 people

  49. FofBW says:

    Of course, the MSM are going to put a negative spin on this. Truth does not matter. We have learned that.

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