July 12th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #539

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960 Responses to July 12th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #539

  1. citizen817 says:

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Bilateral breakfast.

      PT be like

      NATO be like

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    • millwright says:

      I wonder how many of those seated at that table had any appetite after our President outlined the U.S. agenda !

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Our President is absolutely right! Germany 🇩🇪 is so full of crap 💩. 70% of your fuel comes from the country that we are protecting Europe from. Unbelievable to be honest! Merkel is a POS of epic proportions. This is the same woman that allowed her country and the majority of Western Europe to be overtaken by invaders that they allowed in with open arms. Those same invaders decided to provide themselves a red carpet with the blood of Europeans that have been killed by them.

      Charles Payne shared this tweet yesterday:

      We need to get our men and women in the Armed Forces out of Germany as quickly as possible. Have them go to Poland 🇵🇱 instead where they would be welcomed like Kings and Queens. Germany 🇩🇪 doesn’t care about its equipment because they have us protecting them while they spit in our faces!

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      • fleporeblog says:

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        • PBR Street Gang says:

          The United States formally handed Rhein-Main Air Base over to the German government Monday, October, 2005 ending a 60-year stay during which the sprawling field was a hub of activity for American forces facing Soviet bloc troops and Mideast tensions.

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          • Piggy says:

            Was there many times. Seemed like always in the winter.

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          • G. Combs says:

            I lived not far from there when my X was stationed in Germany. I used to go shopping at the Rhein-Main Air Base.

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            • Kintbury says:

              We were at Hahn and it was always windy. I did like Germany very much in those days.
              Enjoyed our stay there and our travels throughout Europe.

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            • CorwinAmber says:

              there was a great audio-photo club there too…went shopping once for a pair of “reasonably-priced” speakers and walked away with a pair of Klipschorns instead, sigh. Needless to say, I was single at the time so I had no one to tell me “NO”. Still have them 36 years later…fortunately, my wife “allowed” me to keep them after we got married…though, occasionally she does make some comment about their size whereupon I point to her “yuge” wooden schrank full of china and we call it even…oh well, ya gotta take small “victories” in marriage whenever ya can find them

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        • Esperanza says:

          I’m glad the German army is out of action frankly. Back in the day, the deal was Germany put up the money and Britain and France put up the blood. I prefer it that way.

          Just think if Angela stepped up to the plate on both, who would man her army? Soy Germans (remember the “élite” German police going after terrorists in flip flops?). Or her legions of military age migrants? All shouting her name.

          I notice T is demanding she pay up, not step up. Germany already decides everything the EU does to us economically. I really don’t want the country that evicted nurses and grannies to replace them with military age foreigners who hate us to have physical power over me.

          This is why I don’t want an EU army. I do not want the French army to answer to the Germans. Sorry. They have occupied France three or four times in past 150 years, enough already.

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      • 🍺Gunny says:

        And let me pose a real life question.

        What happens if all of those thousands of muzzies in Germany attack our military bases ther?

        What is the plan? Are the German Army and German police supposed to stop them?

        Or do we just start shooting?

        My decision would be to just start blowing them away, but what about immediate protection for others?

        We should get out and move to Poland. Same with forces in the UK.

        Get out of NATO and let them fend for themselves.

        Their plan now is to put Justin in charge of training in Iraq anyway…..

        The humor on the other thread regarding Justin is classic🤘

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        • Kintbury says:

          I don’t think that is a good idea. We just need to reposition our forces for the borders of today not 30 years ago. Move them east where they will be more appreciated.
          If you allow Russia to move in, they will take over one country at a time and we will have more enemies than friends. Even though sometimes it is difficult to tell which is which.
          Is is the same thing with Islam. If Europe doesn’t defend itself one by one the countries will be taken over as was India which then split into two countries and Indonesia, Malaysia etc. They were not originally Muslim countries. I wish people would remember that when they rush to bring in Muslim immigrants. They are not there because they like wine and cheese. They want to take over.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Your so right! Regrettably that day will come and we shouldn’t be around to see it.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Right on, Flep!!

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      • EternalVigilanc3 says:

        Found this twitter thread about Merkel last night. Was enlightening to read about her history. Rather spooky
        https://mobile.twitter.com/dashman76/status/963571726562025473

        Per the thread:
        Merkel father was a pastor and moved the fam to East germany
        At 14 years old joined and becomes secretary of a “youth” movement
        Speaks fluent Russian but avoids speaking it on certain occasions
        Pushed Germany to abandon their energy sector to go “green” which led to relying on Russian energy.

        There is plenty more this was just a sampling.

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    • They are all thinking “God I miss that idiot obummer……..At least he was clueless”

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  2. citizen817 says:

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    • WSB says:

      There are leftwing soybean farmers who have been interviewed as saying they will have a drop in the future. Why have they not been telling the truth about a drop in sales of 50% since 2012?

      We must look into this.

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      • White Apple says:

        As a former soybean farmer I can say farmer’s are the biggest cry-babies in the world. Government subsidies to farmers is just another word for welfare. It is time farmers get off “welfare” and let market forces depend on whether you are a farmer or not a farmer. Too many farmers “farm the government” and not the farm.

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        • millwright says:

          Alas White Apple, three farmers I know trying that approach committed suicide .

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        • starfcker says:

          That’s not really possible white Apple. We need to eat. Farming in the 21st century involves costs spread over decades, land, equipment, et cetera. It is almost impossible to start a farm on any scale right now. And it’s something we should encourage. Do some people milk the system? Sure. Should we crack down on that? Of course. Market forces or Mother Nature could put any farmer out of business on any given year. And then people like you would starve. I shake my head at people who believe that markets should run our world instead of common sense.

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          • White Apple says:

            You are very naive and gullible. If you really knew how much more we can farm, People are paid not to farm all their land as it is right now. You have been successfully brainwashed in regard to your way of thinking. There is zero common sense with your thinking. Let the market dictate what is farmed or not farmed and not some phony determination by crooked government bureaucrats and bought politicians.

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            • starfcker says:

              White Apple, I am a farmer. And I’m not subsidized at all. But food security is national security. The agriculture Department spends 80% of their budget on food stamps. not subsidizing farmers. People clucking about markets on the first people that would be hungry if farmers went out of business. It is in our national interest that they do not

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            • lumoc1 says:

              “Let the market dictate” is an excellent idea if you have a REAL market.
              Are today’s commodities markets free or are they controlled by multinational corporations?

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          • Esperanza says:

            When New Zealand stopped lamb subsidies, they lost 1 farm. Subsidies are killing agriculture. You don’t need a million dollar tractor sorry. You need to get government out of the way. Having your farm managed from Brussels, Washington or Canberra is what kills farming.

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        • WSB says:

          “Too many farmers “farm the government” and not the farm.”

          Awesome post!!!!

          Whit Apple, SD has schooled many of us on how the farm has become purchased by the multinationals.

          Game on! Plenty of people to provide for in the US!

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          • White Apple says:

            Government crop price support becomes the price ceiling for farmers. Who gets the ups”?The multinationals at the American taxpayers expense and the farmer saying to himself, “Maybe next year”……yeah just enough but never “enough”. My dad spent a lifetime with enough but never “enough”.

            A farmer dependent on subsidies is no different than a ghetto dweller on welfare. Just enough to keep in the ghetto, but never enough to get out of the ghetto. As a side note, you ever observe how fat the American people? Someone is eating too much because there is too much.

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            • PBR Street Gang says:

              White Apple you are full of beans. Yobama is no longer your President – deal with it.

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              • White Apple says:

                LOL, Obama perpetuated the farm subsidy scam going back to Roosevelt. I have farmed both subsidized crops and unsubsidized crops. Market driven crops gives the farmer opportunity to get out of the “ghetto”.

                Not so taxpayer subsidized crops. Subsidized crops keeps the American farmer on the Democrat farm plantation with just enough but never enough. “Globalist” love taxpayer funded farm subsidies for the American farmer. Multinational Globalist are able to buy cheap and sell high.

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            • Truthfilter says:

              Ghetto dwellers? I would bet the farm that the palms of your hands are as smooth as a baby’s butt.

              My entire family grows rice, soybeans, and winter wheat. We also have cattle which has never been subsidized. We haven’t received a “subsidy” on crops in at least 15 years. Other than a few exceptions like corn/ethanol, government subsidies have been phased out. The only “safety net” provided by government these days are some catastrophic crop insurance programs which are specialized and way more complicated than your outdated generalizations about farm subsidies.

              The problem we have now is international corporations. Globalism. They are controlling the prices, the supply and demand—-the world market in general.

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        • carole says:

          Where I live in the rural south, many landowners who once farmed tobacco rely on that government payment NOT to grow tobacco. They don’t grow anything. They just live on the government payment.

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        • Martin says:

          Yes, White Apple, but first the externals that make farming such a gamble need to be fixed. Market forces aren’t what they were when America fed the world. Perhaps that why you used to be in soy. It’s a rigged game, and the giants beat up the little guy far too often. Who can blame them for seeking an angle, just to survive?

          Like PDJT said, “not too soon.”

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        • Truthfilter says:

          Your description of farmers as crybabies is right on target. However, Congress gradually cut subsidies over a period of 7-10 years -beginning in 1996. (See 1995 Farm Bill.) I’m not sure what subsidies you’re getting on your soybeans but my family hasn’t gotten them since the early 2000s. I know several farmers who went bankrupt because of the cuts in subsidies. Many of them had abused the system and were too far in debt to overcome the loss.

          It is no longer accurate or fair to cast farmers as welfare dependents. For those who survived the cuts, it’s been a rough 10-15 years. They’ve had to find other ways to make and/or save extra money to carry them through the so-called “bad years.” I have a lot of respect for any small farmer who still farms and still owns his land after the rollercoaster ride of the past decade.

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  3. WSB says:

    Is everyone ready for the American invasion of England?

    Whoot!!!!!!

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  4. citizen817 says:

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  5. citizen817 says:

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    • dallasdan says:

      Regarding the first question (Germany’s gas and energy dependency on Russia), I’ve not seen documented a coherent, convincing answer in defense of Germany from anyone at the conference.

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      • A2 says:

        There is none.
        “Nord Stream 2 is a Bad Deal for Europe”

        “This week, Western leaders will gather at the NATO Summit in Brussels to discuss the most pressing issues of the day, likely including the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. The pipeline, owned by Russian energy giant Gazprom, would significantly increase Moscow’s capacity to export natural gas directly to Germany. Nord Stream 2 is too often mistakenly framed as primarily a German commercial issue or a Ukrainian transit problem, since the country will be bypassed by the new pipeline. Sometimes, even more misleadingly, it is portrayed as a rival to the United States’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) export ambitions to European markets.

        But is this gas pipeline really that bad for Europe?

        The short answer is an unequivocal yes. Here are the four main reasons why:

        1. It undermines Europe’s energy security strategy
        2. It would help Russia export corruption to Europe
        3. Explosions or military accidents could disrupt Europe’s gas supplies
        4. Nord Stream 2 increases exposure to cyber risks
        (Need to read the article)

        “The verdict

        Nord Stream 2 not only runs counter to the European Union’s energy security strategy, but also creates new security risks. Decision makers from Lisbon to Helsinki should make it unambiguously clear that they oppose the building of this pipeline.

        Still, given the political delicacy of the matter, it is up to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition partners to decide how Berlin wants to be seen by its neighbors and allies. As Europe’s leading power, will Germany rise to the challenge and, for Europe’s sake, demonstrate genuine leadership by blocking Nord Stream 2? Or will Berlin succumb to local interests, the Kremlin’s wooing and pressure, and undermine EU solidarity at a time when greater unity is most needed? The ball is in Germany’s court. ”
        http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/nord-stream-2-is-a-bad-deal-for-europe

        This is why the President pointedly brought this up at the NATO meeting.

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      • They seem stunned at their exposure. 😂😂😂

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        • 🍺Gunny says:

          Of course they are……most Europeans are like we were here before our eyes were opened and we elected our President…..

          Except even though they are exposed, they seem too far down the road to be saved. The US may be able to save them….Again… but that would be a mistake on our part……maybe France can be saved …..but the rest…… let em hang…

          And you can’t actually blame the Russians… hey their gonna make a ton of money from these fools…..

          Yep…. they are exposed and it is the same story with them also…

          She was supposed to win…..but…..She lost…

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    • snarkybeach says:

      NPR was sustinctly avoiding the Germany/Russia pipeline quandry in their NATO coverage. All they were focused on was trying to clean up the commitment shortfalls “all members will try to be current by 2024 (when Trump is gone)” and “members are paying more now.” They are also agrieved that President Trump is so “undiplomatic.”

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  6. citizen817 says:

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. citizen817 says:

    Last Refuge Retweet:

    Same show, different segment:

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    • Linda says:

      Whoa! When did this run?

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Wow. Hard to believe Colbert treated Trump with respect before he won the election.

      Makes you realize how manufactured this news stuff is that they would delete it from their history to pretend it never happened.

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    • PBR Street Gang says:

      If you retweet or post anything by Qanon you lose all respectability – please don’t – for goodness sake!

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      • Chris says:

        PBR Street Gang– repectfully disagree. I do not have time to search the internet for this video myself,therefore realize this may actually still be there. If it IS, then it may be Q dis-info..=bad If NOT it may be evidence of censorship, possible MSM info internet purge..= worse than bad imho..bottom line.. hard to prove a negative. I viewed it LIVE btw..

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      • CountryClassVulgarian says:

        The video sounds to me like it was edited and spliced together to make it seem Colbert was complimenting Trump. It has a few chops in it that makes me think it is not original. I think someone took an old appearance Trump did on the show – before he became candidate Trump and added recent Colbert comments. Look at the very beginning. First Colbert is standing saying Donald Trump is here. Compare that Colbert to the sitting Colbert. He looks older. there are several other sections where it sort of skips. Probably where it was cut. I do not trust this.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        Says who? Respectability of whom?

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  10. sunnydaze says:

    rep. Lee Zeldin, NY, hits back at the Lisa Page crapola that’s happening in a do- nothing Congress. Love New Yorkers! We’ve gotta get more NY GOP people elected. Gotta happen!

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/it-begins-gop-lawmaker-if-it-requires-handcuffs-to-get-lisa-page-to-abide-by-a-congressional-subpoena-so-be-it/

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  11. parteagirl says:

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  12. citizen817 says:

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    • Anyone that still supports Sessions is silly.

      This has nothing to do with Russia or Mueller.

      For him to allow this to happen means he’s a swamp plant, designed to ensure Trump has no protection from the justice department

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      Did the DOJ show equal interest in manhandling all of, say, Wide Latina Sotomayor’s documents?

      Granted they weren’t many, one thousand doughnut recipes and a lifetime supply of Big Mac coupons.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      This is not unusual:

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      • AmSa/Mx says:

        Thank you fleporeblog.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        Kavanaugh also worked for Pres Bush for 5 years. SOME of his papers can’t be made public because of Presidential confidentiality so they have to be SORTED OUT. It will take many people to do that. If they don’t do that——the Dems will try to stall the approval.

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    • AmSa/Mx says:

      Did James Wood read the article????????????? The New Times asked Obama’s ex Department of Justice employees. “When we gathered documents required to be turned over to the Judiciary Committee, we did not ask anyone from outside of the Office of Legal Policy to help out,” said Michael Zubrensky, a former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw the judicial nominations at the time and the current legal director of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

      “But the number of documents for Judge Kavanaugh will be different by an order of magnitude,” Mr. Zubrensky said. 😂😂😂😂. This is the exact same thing Spokeswoman Flores said “the scope of the production of executive branch documents we’ve been asked for is many times as large” needing to bring in the prosecutors for additional manpower.

      “Democratic lawmakers say they want to inspect all of Judge Kavanaugh’s documents, including his staff work and over 300 opinions he has issued on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.” 😂😂😂😂😂. This is the reason why so many documents are required to be vetted because the DEMOCRATS ARE ASKING FOR EVERY PIECE OF DOCUMENTS…..The DOJ is trying to get ahead to prevent any excuses delaying the vote from the frickin DEMS….

      The New Times is fake and a nothingburger.

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    • Buck says:

      Rosenstein’s crew must not have Kavanaugh fully compromised yet.

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    • Ldave says:

      Was Kavanaugh on Trumps 2016 list of possible SCOTUS nominees? If so, rest assured the DOJ already has a FISA search on him.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        Yes he was on the original list. The problem is some of the papers involve President Bush since he worked for him. Not all of his papers can be made public.

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  13. citizen817 says:

    Tesla benefits from millions in U.S. government subsidies. This needs to end.

    Elon Musk Announces China Plant After Lip Service to Trump’s Trade Campaign

    According to reports, Tesla’s new factory would be the first in China’s to be wholly owned by a non-Chinese carmaker. The U.S. has criticized China for requiring foreign manufacturers to partner with domestic Chinese companies, a practice the U.S. says facilitates theft of U.S. intellectual property and technology.

    But that may not be enough to prevent China from stealing Tesla technology.

    “On Tuesday, Tesla also signed an electric vehicle investment agreement with Shanghai’s Lingang Management Committee, the Lingang Area Development Administration and the Lingang Group. A development and innovation center will also be set up. In theory, this is where a technology transfer could happen, even without a joint venture company,” Bloomberg columnist Anjani Trevedi pointed out. “That would defeat the purpose of having a wholly owned enterprise.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/07/11/elon-musk-tesla-china-plant-trump-trade/amp/

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  14. sunnydaze says:

    Great #WalkAway post here. There are a TON more at the site. Please read the site occasionally if you haven’t yet. Very UPLIFTING:

    Here’s the single post:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/OFFICIALWalkAwayCampaign/permalink/2010977565588808/

    And here’s the link to the whole thing:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/OFFICIALWalkAwayCampaign/

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  15. FL_GUY says:

    When the wife told me what President Trump did at the breakfast in the wee hours of the morning, CST, I chuckled to myself. Well, it looks like President Trump has single handedly invaded Europe and the 4th Reich is going down!

    I would like to see President Trump get up to the mic and have an assistant standing by with a messenger bag. President Trump says to the audience, “When I worked with my dad, deadbeat tenants were always a problem, people who could pay but refused to do so. It’s time to collect. May I have the first envelop please.”

    Handed envelop and opens it. First up is Angela. I have a bill here for xxx billion dollars including penalties and late fees. Angela, I expect cash, a certified check or a certified money order in 30 days or the US Military is going to evict themselves out of Germany.

    Next up, UK ……”

    It would be sweet!

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  16. Linda says:

    Well, well, well….

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  17. citizen817 says:

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  18. joeknuckles says:

    New twitter hashtag for pressing congress to force Lisa Page to testify: #spanktheskank

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  19. A2 says:

    The former UK Ambassador to the US attacked by thugs at Victoria Station. He has called for Britain to welcome President Trump.

    Mayor Sadiq Khan you are a thug also for ignoring your duty to keep Londoners safe.
    I will opine this is the international antifa/ communist left in action.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5944541/UKs-former-ambassador-74-left-bleeding-eye-attacked-Victoria-station.html

    The former ambassador is 74 years old.

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    • WSB says:

      The UK is now an enemy country, and the retired Ambassador is now a criminal in his own country.

      I will tell you all something today. I skipped through old emails and found that an Axminster carpet company I have used for thirty years out of Britain had sent me, I guess, a Happy Ramadan email back in the spring. I saw this today, and sent a return nastygram, saying to never send me anything like this ever again. “I am a customer but may not be after this message.”

      I did receive a personal response from the marketing director apologizing for any inconvenience. I thanked her for doing so, However, I may pursue a dialog with her. She just does not get it. Inconvenience?

      Pitchfork sharpened.

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  20. agentcommonsense says:

    Manafort is in a private unit in which he can review materials and prepare for trial,” the special counsel said in its brief. The government’s description makes it sound somewhat more like a hotel room with some restrictions.
    “Among the unique privileges Manafort enjoys at the jail are a private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates’ units, his own bathroom and shower facility, his own personal telephone, and his own workspace to prepare for trial,” the special counsel wrote. “Manafort is also not required to wear a prison uniform.”

    OK THIS SOUNDS MORE LIKE WITNESS PROTECTION TO ME !
    Someone is tweeting for John Podesta, why would he keep tweeting when he get hundreds some tweets thousands of comments all 100 percent calling him out for being a child rapist a child murderer. He is either on the lamb or in jail

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  21. rumpole2 says:

    The latest from R-Anon

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  22. A2 says:

    Looks like Ivanka and Jared Kushner are the target of protests outside their home. So far, sedate, but no telling if the Thugees move in.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5944767/Ivanka-Jareds-neighbors-hold-silent-protest-outside-Washington-DC-home.html

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Good stuff.

      1. The Javanka House “protest” seems like a fabricated media stunt. That’s why it only lasted 40 minutes. The point is to bring the media along to get the footage, and then wrap things up without having to actually be on the street for very long. Notice how the recent “confrontations” seem to often have media people on hand to cover them? Not an accident.

      2. The only real issue the left has at the moment is the “Kids In Cages” one. Of course, the issue is basically over due to the series of court rulings on the matter in recent weeks (and the Trump Administration’s not fighting those rulings, at least so far). So, the only real thing still in play at this time is that all the kids have not yet been reunited with their families. But even that is on a mandated schedule following a judge’s guidance. The left knows this, but they also know this topic is the only issue working for them currently, so they can’t let it go.

      3. What popped out at me in the article was the mention of the protest in Columbus (Ohio). Javanka House? Sure, it’s in DC and Javanka live there. Makes sense. Syracuse? Ok, Ivanka was there.

      But why Columbus? Why now?

      Here’s a hint:

      https://www.sunburynews.com/news/17163/candidate-supports-term-limits

      “COLUMBUS, OH—Today Indivisible: Ohio District 12 held two events to help drive early voting for Democratic candidate Danny O’Connor in the special election for the OH-12 U.S. Congressional District. Scores of voters turned out in Delaware and Franklin counties to vote, meet Danny, and cheer him on.”

      Columbus, Ohio. Where the special election is taking place next month.

      Get it?

      Indivisible is the current “Astroturf King” of the left. They supposedly have 5800 groups around the country. This is what they do, and they are savvy about manipulating the media with their stunts.

      The GOP candidate in the race, Balderson, has aligned himself with Trump (and not with District 12 alum Kasich). So how do you hurt him? You protest the most inflammatory Trump policy you can find in the largest city closest to the race. Knowing that the local paper, which endorsed the Democrat, will be happy to amplify your message for the local voters.

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  23. A2 says:

    The expected blasting by China over the new US tariffs was published in the People’s Daily, entitled, “Latest US tariff threat slammed”. (12 July 2018). However what was of interest is the Chinese language version is more direct (active rather than passive voice) and very insulting.

    It states that the WH has lost its mind, lost it’s rationality, is idiotic, has overbearing arrogance and so on. It was like time traveling back to the good old days of anti-American rhetoric that was only matched by the DPRK.

    (English version)
    http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/0712/c90000-9480094.html

    (Chinese version)
    http://opinion.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0712/c1003-30141638.html

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Did they say what they are going to do about it? At the rate they are going they are going to make their $500B trade surplus disappear in a year.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Sounds like they are planning on mass protests like they did when Bush was pres.

      Also, they could orchestrate boycotts of USA products. Dropping tariffs does no good if nobody buys.

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  24. AmSa/Mx says:

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Ah oh…..another shot at Sessions……me thinks this may be the end soon for Sessions…

      Probably after the new SC justice is confirmed……

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  25. AmSa/Mx says:

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  26. rumpole2 says:

    POTUS PUBLIC SCHEDULE

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  27. oncefiredbrass says:

    Sundance…never heard of anything like this before…Why is Pee Wee Rosenstein involved in a Supreme Court Pick?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-11/unprecedented-move-rosenstein-asks-100s-prosecutors-review-scotus-picks-records

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    • fred5678 says:

      Heard from commentator who knows on FNC that routine for career DoJ attorneys to review ALL fed documents involving SCOTUS nominee to check for classified and WH privileged info, then given to political folks.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        My info as well. I prefer complete scrutiny to later surprises — so long as this is “normal scrutiny” and not a preparation for railroading.(the gaming version, not urban slang –. get something on the justice to control his decisions in the future.

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        • churchmouse says:

          The question is not so much about scrutiny as much as it is who’s requesting it.

          In other words: isn’t this supposed to come from Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General?

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  28. citizen817 says:

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  29. nwtex says:

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    • rrick says:

      I can hardly wait. I have taken many folks to all of his movies, some who had been D through and through. All were speechless following the showings. The man knows how to make blockbusters.

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  30. rumpole2 says:

    Lookong at live stream of Nato… I have NOT seen anybody that I would leave in charge of a box of toy soldiers… let alone a real army.

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  31. rumpole2 says:

    The MSM reaction to Trumps beat down of NATO reminds me of…

    “You don’t talk to a man like Moe Greene like that!”

    Media… dont EVER take sides against American again… EVER!

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  32. fred5678 says:

    I repeat here for the late night crowd:

    After watching cable news this evening, and occasionally checking in at the devil’s wastebasket channel, I understood that POTUS had thrown a stink bomb at the conference, chasing all our NATO allies away in disgust, and then for his finale, shot all the balloons, killing the aerialist.

    Then I watched the real news via the video (on earlier SD post). Was there ANYONE there who did not try to curry favor with our VSG and our lovely multi-lingual FLOTUS?? (BTW, Does she get at least G7 pay scale while acting as interpreter on foreign trips ??) 🙂

    Scott Adams is so right with his “two movies” and cognitive dissonance theory.

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  33. rumpole2 says:

    I get the impression that these NATO summit meetings are normally just talk.. nothing achieved apart from plans to spend more money on things like new headquarters.

    It’s a bit different when Trump comes to get things done.

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  34. Troublemaker10 says:

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  35. rumpole2 says:

    Trump just arrived a NATO headquarters…

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  36. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • wendy forward says:

      Greece, the poorest country in NATO, after being decimated by the Merkel/EU imposed “austerity” strictures and forced to buy high-priced German products, still pays above the required percent of GDP and the second-highest to the USA.

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    • rrick says:

      Bankrupt Greece is No. 2 behind the USA. Very small Estonia is tied for 3rd. Greece and Estonia are upstaging the deadbeat countries.

      Estonia, situated on the Baltic Sea and sharing a border with Russia, having been behind the Iron Country, knows the cost of defense. Likewise does Greece, having been in disputes with querulous Turkey. On the other hand, it seems that western Europe has grown slovenly and lethargic. But they resent their lassitude being pointed out.

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  37. fred5678 says:

    Has Merkel and the rest of NATO forgotten this Putin move:

    Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis ‘within hours’ as a dispute with Ukraine escalated.

    This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply.

    Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1106382/Europe-plunged-energy-crisis-Russia-cuts-gas-supply-Ukraine.html

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  38. Troublemaker10 says:

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  39. Troublemaker10 says:

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  40. fred5678 says:

    ABOUT TIME!!

    Myanmar, Laos hit with visa restrictions for not accepting citizens deported from U.S.

    https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/07/11/Myanmar-Laos-hit-vith-visa-restrictions-for-not-accepting-citizens-deported-from-US/9921531361305/

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  41. Troublemaker10 says:

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  42. fred5678 says:

    ALSO ABOUT TIME:

    Under past guideliones, domestic violence qualified someone for asylum!!! For analogy, if an American spouse claimed abuse, he/she could illegally enter Canada?? This system has been rife with misuse for years.

    Trump administration to turn away far more asylum seekers at the border under new guidance

    https://fox2now.com/2018/07/11/trump-administration-to-turn-away-far-more-asylum-seekers-at-the-border-under-new-guidance/

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  43. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Trump’s NATO obliteration yesterday was a perfect encapsulation of why he was elected president and what his supporters want him to do. That is, remove the fraudulent facade of the elites and speak truth to power. That may have been the most exceptional 10 minutes of his presidency.

    You can judge how effective an action is by the corresponding reaction to it. Thus, the hysterical overreaction by the media and the Dems really told the story. They knew that Alpha Trump had scored an incredible victory on every level, and so they had to try to spin it as fast as they could.

    People have said in other threads how many numerous purposes that Trump’s remarks served. And it was a multi-tasked goal he set, and achieved, for himself.

    One aspect I want to comment on here is how Trump’s remarks were intended to drive a dagger through the metaphorical heart of the Mueller idiocy. Merkel is the current New World Order champion, their greatest hero (although May is vying for the title with her Brexit block). How completely ironic and hypocritical, then, that is is she who is providing billions of dollars per annum, apparently, to the boogeyman in Russia. Could there be any greater intellectual disconnect than this?

    So, how can American (and other nations who helped in the espionage) elites credibly try to condemn and besmirch Trump for his supposed “collusion” with Putin when you have Merkel openly giving Putin (apparently) billions of dollars per year?

    You can’t. Unless you then also want to say that Merkel is engaged in a far greater amount of collusion with Russia than Trump could even dream of himself.

    Additionally, as Trump alluded to in his remarks, allowing a rival nation to significantly control your energy sources is basically compromising your national security. Think the steel 232 tariffs here. That’s what Trump meant when he said that energy is not the same as simple trade. If Russia sends me a lot of t-shirts every year, that doesn’t affect my country’s national security any. But if they provide fuel for my warships and war planes, that does affect my country’s national security, or could.

    Trump forced a cognitive dissonance crisis on the collective leftist mind yesterday. And, in doing so, he forever put the lie to the ridiculous Mueller witch hunt.

    Unless The Hague is ready to haul Merkel into court for her “collusion” with Putin, it’s time for Mueller and the left to shut the heck up and end the nonsense.

    This message was a key part of why Trump said what he said yesterday, I believe. And he certainly made his point.

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  44. fred5678 says:

    Clintons not even bothering to take out their Arkancide trash to the dump anymore? Just like Seth Rich, not a robbery.

    “The unidentified female was discovered inside the trash compactor of the Manhattan apartment complex that Huma Abedin and convicted pedophile Anthony Weiner have used as a base for the last 16 years. Police had been called to the block at 1 Irving Place in Union Square, after a maintenance worker found the body.

    Police have withheld the identity of the woman, believed to be in her forties, until they notify her family. They do not yet know how she ended up in the trash compactor, or why, and they are refusing to rule out high-profile arrests NBC reports her purse, full of cash, was found nearby, however according to the Daily Mail, neighbors told police they assumed their visit was related to Anthony Weiner’s conviction.

    Security footage also shows the woman walking into Abedin and Weiner’s apartment building shortly before she was found inside the trash compactor, PIX11 reported.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/breaking-dead-woman-found-in-huma-abedins-dumpster-in-new-york/

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  45. Troublemaker10 says:

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  46. DebbieUK says:

    President Trump due in Britain this afternoon. The media especially BBC will focus on demonstrations but most Brits love and admire president Trump for his straight talking.
    Those you will see on the streets are our nasty leftists and antifa types. They don’t speak for the majority.

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