August 24th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #947

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494 Responses to August 24th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #947

  1. paulapatriot says:

    Does anyone have a link to a neutral site that explains how China is ripping us off. I have a liberal friend who has been asking about it. TIA

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    • Ausonius says:

      Try this:

      https://www.businessinsider.com/us-accuses-china-steal-military-technology-2019-5

      Also:

      Rooting out theft could prove impossible. Beijing typically doesn’t dispatch spies on missions of commercial espionage. Rather, it encourages Chinese who study and work abroad to copy or steal technology and rewards them when they do. So U.S. companies might have no reason to suspect anything — until a Chinese employee leaves and the employer discovers that trade secrets have been compromised.

      Most U.S. companies are reluctant to voice specific complaints about their encounters in China. Rather, most choose to speak through trade groups to avoid retribution from Chinese regulators. Last year, for example, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China found that 1 in 5 foreign companies says it feels compelled to transfer technology to the Chinese as the price of market access.

      See:

      https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-us-china-trade-war-ip-theft-20190221-story.html

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      • dd_sc says:

        That part in bold is spot on. Chinese students in graduate programs have access to all kinds of research and hardware. One way or another it makes its way to mainland China. Saw that a couple times when I worked on some DOE projects.

        Clinton Secretary DOE (Hazel O’Leary?) relaxed the security at national labs and a lot of information went to China. A Chinese grad student even managed to buy a used Cray computer from the government. That part of Chinagate was quickly swept under the rug.

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        • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

          My neighbor quit his job at NASA when he discovered that he was working with Chinese spy. I would bet that there are a lot of student spies roaming the Cal Berkeley campus…China paid for one of the newest research buildings!

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          • Bert Darrell says:

            Common Chinese trick:

            1) Chinese graduate applies for an advertised position in academia or company, stating that his/her main objective is training and a Chinese institution will pay his/her salary.

            2) After about 3 months on the job, the Chinese graduate cryingly announces that the Chinese government is stopping payments and states that s/he has no other means.

            3) Gullible supervisor offers a stipend (bad error!). Now the supervisor pays for a spy that works for the Chinese government free of charge to the latter.

            4) If the university or company is wise to the ruse it will alert the supervisor that s/he is being cheated, and the Chinese mole is summarily fired.

            5) The Chinese graduate then visits other supervisors in other departments, desperately asking for help “because s/he cannot afford the cost of a return ticket. Often, somebody falls for it.

            ALERT: if the university/company has a smart visa-facilitating office designed to assist foreign applicants, supervisors will be alerted so that the initial contract must specify that, in case of revocation of original foreign support, the tendered appointment will be automatically interrupted and the contract declared null and void. The lack of acceptance of such terms by the applicant immediately removes him/her from further consideration.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Why is it that everybody is so quick to point to theft when for at least the last 3 Presidential Administrations, before President Trump?? US Technology Companies and key Industry Sector Companies have been granted Export licenses that included Tech Transfers and Transfer of Manufacturing Know how. The Chinese did not have to steal very much, it was handed to them legally. Then there are off-set agreements that go with those Licenses, including; entry to US universities, equity positions in US companies and access to US labs.

        Stealing is a great excuse but does not nearly describe the crime perpetrated by US companies and US Government at the expense of skilled US workers, our economy and the tax payer.

        Export licenses cover more than products!! They also cover transfer of know how, technology and access.

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    • Esperanza says:

      Have they not been paying attention? Off the top of my head

      No health insurance, no free education ( recent school for unauthorised Chinese workers’ children shut down in Beijing) unfair competition.
      No environmental protection therefore massive pollution. Compare with no plastic straws…..
      Forced technology transfer then
      Counterfeiting (Boeing saved in the nick of time, H1 visas whole nether problem)
      Massive commercial déficit,
      Chinese market more or less closed.
      Backdoor cheating. Eg Canada zéro working steel plants, yet large exports of steel to US (NAFTA)
      Mexico, maquiladoras, there’s a word for it!. (NAFTA)
      Fentanyl used as a weapon.
      Importation of generic drugs with massive molecule cheating, like I always say they don’t care if tens of thousands of their own people die, why would they care about our kids?
      Shortages of drugs, where I live there’s a shortage of drugs because they are all made in China.
      Non respect of international shipping regs.
      Crappy quality. And falling.

      Etc etc

      Pick a sector

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      • LoonsCall says:

        this may not mean much to anybody but a year or two ago, saw a picture of a massive bladder of water being sent to China from the States.. cannot find it now at all.. that bladder of water was not as long as the ship but maybe one & a half times as high.. just remember being quite shocked at the time

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        • B Woodward says:

          Yes, there were some reports that Obama allowed some of the Great Lakes water to be sold to China.
          http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread988482/pg1

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          • Ausonius says:

            Not impossible, but if true, a violation of an international agreement among the Great Lakes states and Canada:

            Work began on the compact in 1999 after a series of proposals floated by private corporations and government agencies caused a stir: a Canadian company proposed shipping Lake Ontario water to Asia, and others floated piping Great Lakes water to Arizona or western Canada to replace depleting aquifers and quell ongoing droughts. Governors and legislators in the region, alarmed by the schemes, realized there were no legal barriers to such proposals and no legal authority they could exert to stop them. At the time, lake levels were nearing historic lows, and industries relying on the Great Lakes were suffering: commercial fishing, hydropower electricity generation, tourism, shipping, etc. The politics of water withdrawals were perilous.

            What made the Compact such a radical departure from the natural resource law of the time is that it treated groundwater, surface water, and Great Lakes tributaries as a single ecosystem. The law is clear: no diversions of Great Lakes basin water, period—not by pipe to Arizona, not by ship to China, not even to Madison, Wisconsin or Columbus, Ohio.

            However…

            A clause in the compact exempts water shipped in containers under 5.7 gallons—without regard to the total volume and number of containers. It’s a bizarre omission amongst the otherwise strict limitations on diversions and exports. Compare the rigorous review process of the Waukesha proposal to the paltry $200/year fee and minimal paperwork of Nestlé’s operations.

            It’s this loophole that allows the company to continue its water withdrawals of hundreds of thousands of gallons per day and sell it on the marketplace for up to 240 times its production cost. Nestlé can profit upwards of $1.5 million each day, as long as they ship the water in containers smaller than 5.7 gallons.

            See:

            https://freshwaterfuture.org/policy-memo/a-great-lakes-water-war-nestle-the-great-lakes-compact-and-the-future-of-freshwater/

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      • oldumb says:

        You don’t appear to be a neutral site.

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      • Tseg says:

        A few years back the company I worked for was trying to get a piece of Chinese business. In the enterprise a massive piece of machinery needed to be built and the Chinese wanted to build for us it as a condition of entry. As part of their proposal to build in the safety section they identified their target would be to keep construction workers’ deaths below 200. Obviously our expectation was a target of zero. When all was said and done we had this item built outside of China. People do not realize how very different their brains are wired (ie, culture). You think trying to understand a Progressive is difficult….

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        • Ausonius says:

          Life is cheap in China! My brother has traveled trough China rather extensively and has brought back horror stories of collapsing scaffolds, collapsing buildings, unbelievably unsafe factories, and hundreds of deaths as a result of that attitude. The bodies are hustled away, no OSHA investigations, everyone is replaced, and the work goes on!

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          • dd_sc says:

            That’s an aspect of off shoring manufacturing that doesn’t get pointed out enough. In addition to the cheap labor, there is no OSHA or MSHA. Couple hundred Chinese die in a mine accident and they just hire on another hundred people.

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    • Eric says:

      Simple. Their whole economy is dependent on selling to us. We have low tariffs and non-tariff barriers.

      China has huge tariffs and non-tariff barriers. In addition, they force foreign companies to give them their technology in order to have access to the market.

      So they don’t play by the same set of rules and they literally steal our intellectual property.

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    • ElTocaor says:

      theconservativetreehouse.com

      I know conservative is in the name but SD and the treepers value truth above political spectrum labels.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Alleycats says:

      You are already here, rolcon.
      “We align with NO political specificity. We seek only truth and to discuss.”

      TRUTH has no agenda.

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    • GB Bari says:

      I agree with the two posts directly above mine.
      This site may have the best analysis of the Globalists scheme that anyone can find.
      Sundance has addressed the China problem over multiple articles for the past few years. And several commenters, such as “A2” and others have provided in-depth looks from their in-country perspectives plus lots of links to more published reports and articles about the Chinese economy and problems.

      Suggest your “neutral” friend use the Search block on the upper right side to enter key terms that would be mentioned in these articles. “China economy trade” would be a good start.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        What would you add to this definition of Globalist?:

        – values profit over security of the nation
        – Avoid checks and balances of market forces by abusing political power to create and take advantage over the differences in values of currency/labor/laws in different nations.
        – use anything to decrease the ability of host nation to compete: ecology/green/carbon tax, safety laws, quality rules, hiring standards to increase the overhead of American businesses so that their foreign owned businesses can make more profit and sell back to the U.S. consumer market.
        – Globalists are shrewd economists who use crazy lazy leftists (who want everything easy and free and will dramatize any “cause” you can convince them of) to create laws which increase the expense of American businesses so they can’t compete in the international market against the globalist owned foreign businesses, they retain access to sell to the wealthiest consumer base: The American market.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Add this:
          – Use liberal amounts of lobbyist “spending” to recruit influential members of Congress to pass laws favoring Globalist schemes in the U.S. Maintain high levels of such “spending” every year to ensure that no efforts against the Globalists are successful in bringing pro-MAGA legislation to the floor for votes.

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        • TPW says:

          If there goal is to sell to the wealthiest consumer base then they are destroying that by there own stupidity….definitely short term thinking. Just like artificial intelligence and robotics……when they replace the majority of the middle class who will buy their crap?

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Scroll down through the replies until you get to the
      Scott Adams video. Very powerful, heartfelt. A lot about
      China’s inaction on Fentynl and the human costs.

      Adams has skin in the game on this one. Lost his stepson
      last year to a fentynl overdose. Send the video, make sure
      you mention what marked point to start at.

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    • mopar2016 says:


      Most lefties are clueless about these sort of things.
      They’re not sure why their side is clueless either.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Analysis: Justice Ginsburg’s “Bile Duct Stent” – A Treatment Typically Used in Advanced Cases to Provide End of Life Care https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/analysis-justice-ginsburgs-bile-duct-stent-a-treatment-typically-used-in-advanced-cases-to-provide-end-of-life-care/

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    • youme says:

      No one survives pancreatic cancer

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      • Liberals freak in
        3,
        2,
        1,

        Blast off

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      • Actually, believe it or not, I know a man who did. But, Ruth isn’t going to. And she should step away from the Court now. “This is no longer in your best interests, nor the Court’s. No one likes to hear this, Ruth, but, you are dying.”

        Term limits, anyone? Age limits, anyone?

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        • Sorry .. but no age limits .. OK ?
          We already have one .. 35 to be POTUS. Seems OK-ish.
          But I digress ..
          My age of consent .. none of your bees-wax .. is 13 in Holland
          Age of driving .. 18 in most states .. 15/16 in New Mexico ..
          So at 81 .. or 91 .. or 121 .. you should take my drivers license ?????
          Steps off of Rant Stone ..

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          • G. Alistar says:

            At 81 or 91, YES, the drivers license bureau of the state should take your license when you cannot demonstrate safe driving capability. At 70 or 75, the hands on and written tests should be given annually. There are millions of seniors who have absolutely NO business behind the wheel of any auto. Often states issue four or six year drivers license and when elderly have significant health changes, they do not inform the state. Very, very unsafe!

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      • covfefe999 says:

        She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in 2009 and thanks to all of the medical care and other help she has access to she’s managed to survive.

        1999: surgery, chemo, and radiation for colon cancer
        Feb 2009: treatment for pancreatic cancer
        Sep 2009: hospitalization for lightheadedness
        Nov 2014: placement of stent in right coronary artery
        Nov 2018: hospitalization for fracturing 3 ribs
        Dec 2018: lobectomy on her left lung
        Jan 2019: declared cancer-free!
        Aug 2019: surgery and radiation for pancreatic cancer
        Aug 2019: declared cancer-free!

        And this is what we know about. There could be much more that we don’t.

        She needs to go.

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        • Linda K. says:

          If she were my mother, I would want her to rest and enjoy what time she has left on earth. I don’t see how she could be making decisions at this point, making legal arguments. She must be very tired.
          Still, politics is everything. Under socialized medicine, which she favors, she would be given pain medicine and that is it. Too old, you know.

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          • Robert Smith says:

            The not so secret thing is law clerks do most of the “hard” work for Justices.

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            • G. Alistar says:

              Yep…and in spite of this undeniable fact, we’re she my mother, I would defiantly want her to “rest and enjoy what ever time share has left on earth,”

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              • Robert Smith says:

                For everyone there is great value in reflection. You often do not have the best perspective until you are out of the fight. As it is RBG is basically saying has her positions and will bend the law to her views.

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          She is going to hang on by her fingernails to try to make it until after the election in hopes the Dems will will the Presidency.

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          • G. Alistar says:

            She just needs to make it until the first Tuesday of November…..it will then be less than a year until the 2020 election. Still, I read somewhere that Mitch McConnell NEVER said that the Senate should not take up SCOTUS nominations during an election cycle or election year. Senator McConnell said that the senate should not consider SCOTUS nominations during and election year “WHEN the opposition party to the POTUS controls the senate.” In this case, Trump and the Republican Senate can and should take up and new SCOTUS if God forbid, Justice Ginsberg kicks the bucket. In the case of Judge Garland during the run up to the 2016 election, the Senate was controlled by Republicans as democrat President Obama nominated judge Garland. A fact that I could NOT find in and of the NPR, WAPO or NY times articles I researched looking for the details of exactly what Senator McConnell said.

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        • TrumpPatriot says:

          I agree, I believe it would be in the best interests of the country for her to retire and hate to think she is hanging on for political ideological reasons. I really want my judicial system to rule as to the law.

          However, I DO greatly admire this lady’s courage and stamina, especially with the added burden of advanced age. I would enjoy to sit and have a conversation with her.

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          • Esperanza says:

            I don’t. She’s totally selfish. She had 8 years to bow out gracefully under Obama. If she really believed her replacement needed to be leftist.

            Also I do not believe she has been doing her job for months. She’s also a fraud.

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        • InAz says:

          If only us peasants had the level of care the corrupt sewer Cretin politicians have…..

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          • listingstarboard says:

            Ain’t that the truth. Any non ruling class cancer patient would have been offered high dose chemo and that is it. NO surgeries, no ablations, no immunotherapy drugs that are expensive. High dose toxic chemo is treatment of choice for us peasants.

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        • TPW says:

          Those they want to keep alive ….they do…..the rest of us …..so sad too bad.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        I don’t know types, but people can survive some type or types of pancreatic cancer.

        I know one, off-hand. I just saw him within the last couple of months.

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        • InAz says:

          Yep. My husband had a first cousin who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away three weeks after the diagnosis. This cousin was a cardiologist, and a darn good one…he was my cardiologist. We were devastated that he went through that. He was a great person.

          All cancers are very different. Some cancer responds to treatment, some does not. There is no rhyme or reason to cancer.
          I am finding this out. Now it’s my turn.

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          • InAz, wishing you all the best. May God bless you and your loved ones.

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          • G. Alistar says:

            This disease is still considered largely incurable. According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 7%. Earlier in the blog I read a very logical and touching post, “if she were my mother I would want her last days to be filled with rest and spending time with family.”

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      • CNN_sucks says:

        Don’t think anyone saw her in court session lately, did she? Law clerks are all doing her work.

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      • Ray Runge says:

        Local surgeons in Houston, Tx. used to perform a hail mary pancreatic surgery called a “whipple”. The half removed pancreas would be plugged into any available healthy tissue in the small intestine region. Pancretic juices are the high PH digestive type and would burn the healing process. Mostly failed surgery.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      This is how I feel right now:

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    • Nobodysfool says:

      It will be interesting to see if the Left tries to scam the public by trying to claim Ginsberg is actually doing well and try and stage another public appearance like the last time reports of lung cancer surfaced. Obviously, Alyssa Milano didn’t donate both her lungs after all. What’s next? She’ll offer to donate her pancreas?

      Clear thinking people knew when she was diagnosed with a lung tumor and the care plan was no surgery that things were going to get worse soon. Pancreatic cancer at her age isn’t a bright outlook, obviously it.a metastasizing.

      Prepare for the end as liberal women occupy the news cycle for 10 days. Every radical feminist in the gamut from Michelle and Hillary to Striesand and Madonna, to the Bush Twins, to gender confused/neutral Antifa femme’s will wail, weep and vow some type of sick revenge in RBG’s name on any nominee POTUS may nominate.

      When the news comes, go buy a good book, see how much of the Bible you can read in 10 days, take long walks, take a trunk load of new toys to a children’s hospital, start a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, buy a complicated paint by number picture, buy a metal detector and go exploring, etc. Leave the TV and radio off. Get weather alerts on your phone and ignore the rest. Were headed for Kavanaugh 2.0. Better have some respite while we can…

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      • I simply wish that Mme. Ginsberg would resign her post graciously. She served the Court honorably and well. But, in the end, “Death comes for us all.” And right now she is a pitiful sack of bones. I can do nothing to give her “many years more of happy life,” but I don’t think that she should continue to keep up the contretemps of serving on the Court. She served the Court honorably, but, Time is not infinite for any of us. “It’s time, Ruth. It’s time. You have another appointment to keep.”

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        • covfefe999 says:

          I think she should have some respect for the people who have cases in front of the Supreme Court. Her attitude is incredibly selfish, it’s all about her clinging to her justice spot regardless of how incapacitated she becomes, and she loves all of the attention and praise she gets. Just like John McCain. These two are peas in a pod. Total narcissists, they don’t give a crap if they can’t actually perform their jobs.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          I wonder if RBG will come to Trump with a list of replacements soon.

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      • G. Alistar says:

        Or go on a Carribean cruse for a couple weeks, I love to take a bible and Lewis S. Chafer’s Systematic Theology. No internet, no phones, no news, completely OFF grid. Spend time with my bride, good food, good music, good weather and enjoy life and the wonderful beauty of the islands, sea and sunshine.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      If the pancreatic cancer is blocking your bile duct and causing jaundice, you may have a stent put into the bile duct.

      So she was jaundiced probably. I wonder if that’s how they found out she had a new pancreatic tumor. Or is she having full body scans every 4 weeks?

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      • benifranlkin says:

        Painless jaundice – classic for pancreatic carcinoma presentation. She is inoperable. Still could be a metastasis. They don’t want to scan her brain. I give her to Christmas to stop the charade.

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        • Chimpy says:

          She only needs to make it to November of this year. Then, we enter into the “cannot replace a SC justice in the year before an election” period.

          And McConnell would stick to this tradition, for sure IMO.

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          • The tradition is to not replace an SC justice in the year before the election if the Senate and WH are held by different parties. This is not the case. McConnell has pointed this out and has said that if an SC seat becomes empty the Senate will move forward with confirmation hearings.

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            • GB Bari says:

              No, tradition was – in the year OF the election.
              But a few months ago McConnell reversed his earlier stance and stated he’ll bring a nominee up for vote even next year, although he didn’t indicate a cutoff date ahead of the election.

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          • dd_sc says:

            He pretty much has to since he did it in 2016.

            Democrats will be fired up enough to elect a Democrat to replace her, if McConnell tries to get one done before 2020, they could very well riot.

            Not sure if Graham would schedule the hearing if there was a push to fill that seat.

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            • Marc says:

              Dems have the House so the “Biden Rule” is no longer in effect. Besides, it was just a suggestion by Biden anyway. It’s not a law but we’ll see how those snakes in the Senate react.

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          • Lulu says:

            It’s actually January – the official election year is 2020 it’s not a 12 month window.

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        • beni, she just has to hang in until the liberals can find a convincing enough look alike to take over for her. They will do absolutely anything to keep our POTUS from getting another SC Justice.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        I read that she had abnormal results on a blood test, which led them to do some type of imaging, which discovered the tumor on the pancreas.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Look at this b parading around. She had gone to a show on Aug 13, she couldn’t just leave when it was done (or stay home and recover?), she had to go backstage so everyone could fawn all over her. Narcissistic b.

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    • Bubby says:

      She will literally die on the bench before she retires unless of course she lives and a Democrat is elected in 2020. Her funeral will be every bit as lengthy, public, ostentatious and pompous as McCain’s was. The weeping and gnashing of teeth by the left and msm will be an extraordinary sight! Pray for the reelection of President Trump he is the only one keeping the leftist barbarians from taking control of country! Godspeed President Trump! “I’ve never wished anyone dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” Hers will be one of those. God forgive me!

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  3. Ausonius says:

    Concerning Chinese theft: 70+ years of Communism has meant three generations without traditional morality and religion of any kind.

    The result is what you still see in Russia: a country drifting morally and prone to a dictatorship that replaces morality with its own criminal code.

    An example:

    10 years ago, after acquiring a Master’s degree in Mathematics here in Ohio, our son decided he would try a Pre-Med program at the University of Southern California. He left after one year, mainly because of all the quite well organized cheating among the Chinese exchange students, who openly cheated during tests, and had cheating cells for creating essays and research papers.

    The professors looked the other way! And because they looked the other way, weaker American students felt they could start cheating as well! The only explanation for the professors’ lack of action was that the administration had told them to do nothing, undoubtedly because of the money for the Chinese students’ tuition. My son was so appalled and disgusted that he resigned from the program.

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    • H. Hawke says:

      Same in the U.S.

      With the marginalizing and villifying of traditional Christian Religions (the former majority in this country) the heads-full-of-mush have turned to their modern “religions” of Social Justice, Victimization, Climate Change, anti-Patriarchy, anti-white “tenets”

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      • Ausonius says:

        Amen! The religious impulse is difficult to suppress. Our minds are usually questing for an answer about our Life’s Purpose. Atheism itself can become “religious” in the strength of its denial, and the Leftist/Communist agenda has tried for over a hundred years to replace religions throughout the planet.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      There is a definite link between the tuition money of foreign students (particularly China) and liberalism among professors. They hate Trump, and, I finally deduced that this foreign income and the possibility that might be reduced was the driving force. Once again, the hatred comes from potential loss of MONEY. It’s always about the money. Haven’t witnessed the cheating to the degree your son did.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        Wasn’t that one of the excuses used in the original lawsuit against the President’s first executive order on immigration bans, that by banning students from the nations that were listed it would harm college tuition receipts? And the Hawaii court accepted that?

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    • InAz says:

      This explains, one aspect anyway, why the medical community… standards, quality of doctors, quality of nurses, treatment, etc, in the USA has gone downhill over the years.

      I was asked by my cancer patient liason if I trusted the medical community as a whole… I said No.

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  4. youme says:

    A final federal rule regarding future CAFE (corporate average fuel economy)/GHG (greenhouse gas) standards has yet to be released but four companies are cutting deals with California

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2019/07/25/ford-vw-honda-bmw-emissions-deal-california/1825186001/

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Funny that Ford, known for their cars under-performing EPA mpg ratings and VW (VAG, really)known for flipping the bird to emissions regulators for years are in there.

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  5. Brant says:

    A thought. The only reason China exists as it does is because we (consumers and lost good paying jobs) have been supporting them for decades. If we had done the same to Russia, USSR would still exist and be stronger than ever. If we had done what we had done do USSR, China would be 1/3 it’s current economic size.

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    • Deb says:

      Yes, we have been subsidizing socialism and communism around the world. The left hates PDJT because he has cut off their access to the US piggy bank.

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    • StanH says:

      Let us not forget Slick Willie, Madeline Albright and Loral Space selling the computers ostensibly for their space program but also allowed the Chinese to quickly solve their re-entry problems with their ICBMs so they could better target the USA.

      “It’s not fair that we are the only super-power.” Madeline Albright

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      • Kay Emig says:

        Yes on that not forgetting thingy. Those venal scum are still getting away with murder.

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      • Remington says:

        ..and let’s not forget Loral took the launch of a leading edge antenna developed in So Cal. to China. ‘Violating ITARS regulations – that were actually waived by BJ Clinton. ‘Turns out that Chairman of Loral, Bernie Schwartz, was the largest contributor to ol’ BJ. Launch failed, so they say. ‘Suspect the chi-coms reversed engineered the design. Few months later, received a call from the DoD asking if that antenna could have been used for an offensive weapon – the answer was yes.

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      • InAz says:

        For the past forty years, think about how many in the federal government have betrayed the USA….it’s staggering.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          And, the ones that started it are treated as
          “Statesmen”. But, only for that one instance.

          The MSM still villifies Nixon at every opportunity.
          Unless they are talking about how he started
          discussions with China. Then, ( and only then)
          do they act like he’s a wise, sage honest politician.

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  6. China, if you remember, wrote The Art of War. And this book describes China’s tactics just as surely as The Art of the Deal describes DT’s. When they were given “most favored nation” status, westerners were easily fooled into thinking that this totalitarian regime would become a capitalist democracy. The Panda showed no expression.

    But today I openly consider whether it is the Communist regime whose days are now numbered. I couldn’t ignore “T-Square” then, and I can’t ignore Hong Kong now. Losing millions of jobs when your government’s purpose is to give everybody jobs can’t be ignored either. “Communism” is of course just “a blip” in the five thousand year history of this country, and I openly think that within my lifetime they will – as the former Soviets did – throw it off and throw it away. The world’s second major implementation of Communist theories will fail just as the first one did.

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    • burginthorn says:

      Like a virus it metastases to a new host. That new host appears to be the west. From the halls of power, to preschool it has become embedded in our society on every level.

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    • For Eyes says:

      The theory was that helping capitalism flourish in China would make them more democratic by building the strength of the people independent from govt assistance.

      I’m not sure that has been proven true or false.

      But the cost to the US has surely been high

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  7. Brant says:

    Hong Kong has gone quiet. I wonder if China will (is) now methodically going through video and face recognition and arresting thousands, tens of thousands and HK will be quiet again. HK might not be like 1956 Budapest, Hungary.

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      Their courage is to be commended and never forgotten no matter what happens.

      “Hong Kong protesters joined hands on Friday and formed a 28-mile-long human chain linking 39 railroad stations, with an American flag raised at the center.

      Organizers described the Hong Kong human chain as “a show of solidarity” and “a plea for international support.

      A group of protesters also climbed Hong Kong’s famous Lion Rock and shined lights down on the city, some of them using the lights on their smartphones, in a more aggressive show of defiance against the authorities.

      Earlier on Friday, an estimated 5,000 Hong Kong accountants walked out of their jobs to join a silent protest march, defying pleas from their employers and even offers of free lunch if they stayed on the job.”

      https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/08/23/hong-kong-protesters-28-mile-human-chain/

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  8. Vito Romano says:

    Chew the khat القات‎ don’t smoke it !

    https://postimg.cc/MX0fKrh7

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  9. CNN_sucks says:

    A lot of crazy leftists will bury or hide the news death of Ginsburg until election season because a justice selection is a hill to die for them. PDJT is the chosen one.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      They only need to hold out until Jan as I believe there is an unwritten agreement that no President will appoint a Supreme Court Justice in their final year or election year.

      I believe McConnell did that to O

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      • benifranlkin says:

        Nope. McConnell says full steam ahead…

        Liked by 4 people

      • Guyski says:

        “The tradition going back to the 1880s has been if a vacancy occurs in a presidential election year, and there is a different party in control of the Senate than the presidency, it is not filled.”

        Senator Mitch McConnell

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      • Ausonius says:

        An unwritten agreement isn’t worth the paper it’s written on! 🙂

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      • WRB says:

        It is not really “an unwritten agreement”, it is an exercise of pure power. The Senate can hold up a court nomination for some period of time. In the case of Obama, the Senate (run by republicans) refused to consider Obama’s pick, knowing they could make a “reasonable” argument that it was an election year and let the new guy pick.

        But if the president is republican, because they hold the power, they will push through that nomination.

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        • MAGADJT says:

          You say this like it’s a bad thing. Conservatives lose, because we don’t play by the left’s rules of chaos and “by any means necessary”. It’s time to let them know what it’s like when the other side uses their tactics. Otherwise, we might as well as become dems because there is no hope of winning.

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        • It was more than an election year; it was a lame duck year for Obama because he could not run again…the end of his second term. That’s a big difference.

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    • Redzone says:

      It’s a guarantee the Dems have a new deep freeze in RBG’s house to keep everything preserved past the election. They’re also likely making videos of her in front of “green screens” in different poses, so she can show up anywhere until the election cut-off.

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  10. StanH says:

    It’s so much fun hearing the likes of a David Gergen caterwauling about how the imbecile President Trump is starting a full on trade war destroying the peace.

    This is the mushy creep that sold out his countrymen for 20 pieces of silver and a spot as a permanent swamp talking head whose favorite term is reasonable. As an advisor to President Reagan and Slick Willie it’s no wonder that the country fell of course into a NWO abyss.

    No David, when you disagree, we know we’ve taken the right direction and what’s good for the country and it’s people is being implemented.

    Keep up the good work President Trump all the right people are popping off with their swamp gas.

    KAG! …by ignoring the likes of a David Gergen.

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  11. burnett044 says:

    here is some vid of antifa vs. free tommy in England today….interesting contrast.

    nationalist vs globalist

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  12. ilcon says:

    Another communist calling for blood in the streets.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. ilcon says:

    Robert Epstein–Google

    Just the facts, ma’am

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  14. joeknuckles says:

    If Russian propaganda or “meddling” is designed to sow division and chaos in this country, then how is the NYT’s “1619 project” any different? For that matter, how do we know it’s not Russian or Chinese propaganda? In fact, I believe it is likely Chinese propaganda meant to weaken Trump and hurt his chances for reelection.

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    • ilcon says:

      NYT is a communist rag.

      Propaganda Central

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      • StanH says:

        Nothing new. Walter Duranty reported on the wonders of the Bolshevik Revolution and Stalin’s purges for the NYTs for 14 years. Oh, and he won a Pulitzer for his lies and deceit.

        The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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      • Doppler says:

        Old Marxists never die, they just come back as school teachers, priests, artists, journalists, economists, lobbyists, think tankers, CIA and FBI agents, neocons, friends of China, all working for the same thing: the destruction of the blessings of liberty and their replacement with global socialism, with themselves as part of the unaccountable “elite” cadre running everything.

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  15. nwtex says:

    US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania wave from The Beast on the first day of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world’s seven richest democracies

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  16. Jean says:

    Arthur Herzog’s lyrics to God Bless the Child come to mind when I reflect on the level of healthcare Justice Ginsberg is receiving.
    “Them that’s got shall get
    Them that’s not shall lose.
    So the Bible says
    And it still is news.
    Mama may have
    And Papa May have,
    But God Bless the child
    Who’s got his own.”

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  17. ilcon says:

    The way, the truth and light.

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  18. ilcon says:

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  19. linda4298 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/can_trump_order_companies_to_look_for_an_alternative_to_china_comments.html#comments-container
    United States Code Annotated

    Title 50. War and National Defense

    Chapter 35. International Emergency Economic Powers § 1701. Unusual and extraordinary threat; declaration of national emergency; exercise of Presidential authorities

    (a) Any authority granted to the President by section 1702 of this title may be exercised to deal with any unusual and extraordinary threat, which has its source in whole or substantial part outside the United States, to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States, if the President declares a national emergency with respect to such threat.

    (b) The authorities granted to the President by section 1702 of this title may only be exercised to deal with an unusual and extraordinary threat with respect to which a national emergency has been declared for purposes of this chapter and may not be exercised for any other purpose. Any exercise of such authorities to deal with any new threat shall be based on a new declaration of national emergency which must be with respect to such threat.

    No doubt, President Trump’s opponents would litigate any invocation of this act, challenging his declaration that China’s trade practices constitute “an unusual and extraordinary threat,” just as they challenge him on many of his policies with which they disagree. But even the WaPo’s expert, Prof. Hillman, notes:

    Congress could terminate the declaration if it wishes, she said.

    Whatever district court judge the judge-shoppers might find in the Ninth Circuit, eventually, if the case reaches the Supreme Court, the existence of a legislative remedy for any presidential overreach means that the broad “authorities” granted to the president are likely to be vindicated.

    The specific powers granted to any president under the act could well make operating in China impossible

    § 1702. Presidential authorities

    (a)(1) At the times and to the extent specified in section 1701 of this title, the President may, under such regulations as he may prescribe, by means of instructions, licenses, or otherwise—

    (A) investigate, regulate, or prohibit—

    (i) any transactions in foreign exchange,

    (ii) transfers of credit or payments between, by, through, or to any banking institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments involve any interest of any foreign country or a national thereof,

    (iii) the importing or exporting of currency or securities, by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States;

    (B) investigate, block during the pendency of an investigation, regulate, direct and compel, nullify, void, prevent or prohibit, any acquisition, holding, withholding, use, transfer, withdrawal, transportation, importation or exportation of, or dealing in, or exercising any right, power, or privilege with respect to, or transactions involving, any property in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; and

    Now, it is true that these powers do not include ordering companies to “start looking for alternatives,” but it is clear that he has powers that would make such a course of investigation necessary. So, President Trump is roughly as imprecise in his language as the expert the Washdington Post invoked to challenge him. So, the short answer is that he can make is necessary for them to do so.

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    • ilcon says:

      This is wrong.
      The President sets foreign policy.
      The Circus already got slapped down on the southern border emergency.

      Whatever district court judge the judge-shoppers might find in the Ninth Circuit, eventually, if the case reaches the Supreme Court, the existence of a legislative remedy for any presidential overreach means that the broad “authorities” granted to the president are likely to be vindicated.

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  20. dwpender says:

    I would like to see the following yes or no referendum on the ballot in every State on election day, 2020:

    RESOLVED, the People of the United States hereby instruct their elected President and all members of Congress, irrespective of party, to withdraw the United States from the United Nations and ALL affiliated or related international organizations.

    FURTHER RESOLVED that our elected President and members of Congress, irrespective of party, fulfill this instruction IN FULL and without equivocation, hesitation, qualification, delay or excuse on or before June 30, 2020.

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  21. The Gipper Lives says:

    “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of fully-animatronic judges doing their level best to appear fully life-like to those appearing before them.” –Chief Justice John Cyborg

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    • HonorDefendBuckeye says:

      The fact that Justice Ginsburg is so determined to stay on the court so far past her time for the fear of her ideology being weakened, is proof as to the incredible stupidity of the “non-partisan” statement. How could he possibly expect anyone to take this hypocrisy seriously?!?

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  22. I don’t wish Justice Ginsburg any I’ll health since her latest news. But to prepare, I programmed Siri to have my HomePod lean back and scream at the sky like a wacko lib.

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  23. joeknuckles says:

    Like I said, Biden’s “gaffe” about assassination was a dog whistle to psycho leftists.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/madonna-changes-lyrics-to-holiday-bizarrely-sings-of-assassination-in-front-of-her-children/

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  24. ilcon says:

    Jason Brodsky

    @JasonMBrodsky

    Follow

    Policy Director 

    @UANI

    ; Formerly with 

    @TheWilsonCenter

     & 

    @WhiteHouse

    ; #Iran wonk; foreign policy analyst; and speechwriter. Views are my own.

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  25. deplorableintx says:

    We need to determine the strategy to combat 2020 Election Engineering >> Ballot Box Keys are readily available online & many electronic devices are easily hack-able.

    https://www.foxnews.com/tech/i-have-the-keys-to-your-voting-machine-probably

    “I watched Hursti explain this new discovery to Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., one of the numerous lawmakers who attended this year’s DEF CON, and whose face seemed to drop upon learning of the new revelation. That’s likely because this particular machine has been in use in his home state of California for years.”

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  26. Zorro says:

    In preparation for RBG’s eventual retirement, the Demosocialists are auditioning people that identify as he/him for the role, currently titled, “Christopher Ford”. Horizontal and Spartacus will reprise their roles in the next anticipated Demosocialist hoax. There were rave reviews for the Russia, Russia, Blowsy Two Door Ford, Jussie Smollret and other hoaxes for the Demosocialist participants.

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  27. B Woodward says:

    Want to piss of a lot of liberals?

    My mom said this morning that that politician coming onto Dancing with the Stars is causing a lot of trouble. So I hope you will join me in watching the last 5 minutes of DWTS on the All Bullsh!t Channel and then vote for Sean Spicer. He could be the gift that keeps on pissing off the liberals for week after week.

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  28. burnett044 says:

    nuff said…

    Liked by 5 people

  29. ilcon says:

    “You’re a bunch of elitists”

    White supremacist tells the truth.

    Liked by 1 person

    • covfefe999 says:

      Why won’t he pay more to get a US citizen to mow his lawn?

      We wouldn’t need illegals if these wealthy people were willing to pay a decent wage. But they don’t want to, they want to hire the cheapest labor, so they pay the worst wages that can only be accepted by the desperate illegals who are probably packed 20 into an apartment or small home.

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  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Liked by 6 people

  31. Tim Banis says:

    While in time, McCabe might live down being fired in disgrace from the FBI, but he’ll never live down the disgrace of being hired by CNN.

    Liked by 7 people

  32. Publius2016 says:

    Like

  33. Zippy says:

    The Climate Prophets Have Spoken!

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    • Debra says:

      Did burning man start today . . .?

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Zippy that is an EXCELLENT video! Very informative with some humor too. I hope everyone will watch it. I think it would be great if you could post if a few more times in the upcoming days to maximize the audience. It provides good info for debates with the brainwashed global warming idiots, especially regarding the Amazon rainforest fires and alleged loss of Greenland ice.

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  34. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  35. Tseg says:

    “You don’t believe in climate change?”

    “I do, believe the climate is always changing. What I don’t believe in is the alleged cause or projected effects of climate change, and neither does President Obama. If BO truly believed in the fake predictions as a result of climate change he never, NEVER, would spend $15M to buy a house on the coast 15 feet above sea level. At this point – #I’m with BO 1515 – In his $15M seaside house, 15 feet above sea level.”

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/barack-and-michelle-obama-are-buying-15m-estate-in-marthas-vineyard/

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  36. ilcon says:

    Like

    • JCM800 says:

      Tyrant Geezer Ginsberg would affirm this. Hear me Ginsberg? Go Away Now!

      You deserve ZERO Courtesy for the Damage you have done to the Nation. You smile while you say “Its a mothers Constitutional right to butcher her baby”.

      Ezekiel 7:8 King James Version (KJV)
      8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.

      “KCUR-FM reports that on Wednesday, Judge Carlos Murguia of the U.S. District Court of Kansas ruled, based on a Ninth Circuit opinion, that 8 U.S.C. §1324, the law prohibiting someone from “encouraging” or “inducing” illegal immigration, is an unconstitutional infringement upon the First Amendment. In doing so, Murguia vacated the convictions of two illegal aliens, Jose Felipe Hernandez-Calvillo and Mauro Papalotzi, who were convicted in August 2018 by a jury for conspiring to encourage illegal aliens to remain here through employment at a drywall company in Lawrence, Kansas. Four others were originally indicted by a grand jury in 2015.”

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  37. freespeechfanatic says:

    President Trump should be a candidate for the equivalent of an American Nobel prize for how he has sedulously maneuvered China and America into this precise trade negotiation moment. From the early 1980s Trump has been talking about China and its trade depredations while not a single American political (or business) leader said a word about it. Now for three years he has patiently played a chess game to get us where we are now. The abysmal ignorance and snarling anti-Americanism of the media as we approach this decisive moment is predictable and disgusting.

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  38. alligatriot says:

    ” … the equivalent of an American Nobel prize … ”

    It shall be called: RE-ELECTION.

    Liked by 2 people

  39. ilcon says:

    I’m sick of the LMNOPWXYZ “rights” BS. These animals are sick, sick people.

    Party of Satan not science.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I’m from the old school. You either sit or stand to pee. You’re either a male or a female.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Debra says:

      I am female. I love men. I cannot stand women who claim superiority just because they allow their mind to be sullied by fantasy to the point of believing it is reality.

      We are created equal BECAUSE we were formed via the meshing of human MALE reproductive material AND human FEMALE reproductive material. Period. After that, if you feel the need to be ‘the same as’ (equal) to all other ———‘s that you group identify as, then you are disrespecting the creation of a unique individual . . .

      The feminazi’s in this world want soy boys that they can exert mind control over, and, eventually, for scientists to ‘perfect’ human reproduction such that two women’s DNA be spliced together to produce a human — and that human will ALWAYS be female AND always be barren.

      No wonder China (and all their male only families) are so important to these types of ideologues. Human nature can be negatively nurtured.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        I recently had a very liberal girlfriend, a liberal attorney to boot. She had one affinity group of lesbian couples; I joined them for a weekend getaway, all of the couples had children. Ugh. Below the surface cat fight / cat drama? Egos. The kicker? The most sane person was the transgendered man (lesbian to man). When I chopped up kindling, he volunteered to help out. Several Hollywood liberals (double ugh). Thank goodness it was before Trump.

        My ex got worse when she took a job with the Federal government. Then went off the rails when Trump was elected.

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        • Debra says:

          Lesbian couples do NOT ‘have’ children!

          A female can NEVER be a male!

          Glad you got off the crazy train, but it sounds as if you still need some deprogramming . . .

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Gender is defined by chromosomes. The vast majority of people are either XX or XY. If you are XX then you are female, otherwise you are male, and no amount of hormone doping, clothing, makeup, wigs, or surgeries can ever change that.

      If the dissatisfied attention whores want to come up with some other term that describes themselves, people who are driven to emulate the most simplistic stereotypes of the opposite gender, then they will need to call it something other than “gender”. These people have a type of body dysmorphic disorder, like anorexics who obsessively believe that they are fat. Maybe they can call themselves “gender dysmorphs” And they need to accept that it’s a mental illness.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Just read this stunning bit of info:

        Recent studies suggest that people who inject drugs are 24 times more likely to acquire HIV than adults in the general population, sex workers are 10 times more likely to acquire HIV and gay men and other men who have sex with men are 24 times more likely to acquire HIV. In addition, transgender people are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV and prisoners are five times more likely to be living with HIV than adults in the general population
        https://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/2016-prevention-gap-report_en.pdf

        I think we can conclude that trannies, or “gender dysmophs” as I should now call them, are a health hazard to themselves and others. We should not encourage this condition.

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  40. youme says:

    Speechless. There are no words to describe this person

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    • Dekester says:

      There truly is a spiritual sickness about the likes of Maher, and so many leftists.

      They truly have a “ Black Heart”

      God bles PDJT

      Liked by 2 people

      • pyromancer76 says:

        They wouldn’t choose communism if they did not have a black, very black (apologizes to the color black) heart, metaphorically speaking.

        And even though it appears that communism is everywhere in our country, keep the faith. They are more in a minority that it appears because all the money is being pooled to make Americans believe that the American way of life is hopeless and the vermin are everywhere.

        Once the massive funding for communist pessismism and hopelessness (and violence) is ended, watch everything change. Once the propaganda “press” loses its massive funding (and every one of the is losing money), watch the entire atmosphere change.

        Our President is giving us the courage to withstand this nasty present and work for a prosperous American future.

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    • Don McAro says:

      I guess we will all have to reevaluate OUR low opinion of pancreatic cancer….
      It will be more special

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tl Howard says:

      Maher says this kind of thing because he wishes to make a living as a comedian or humorist….but he has NO talent. Thus, you get these kinds of statements because he knows the folks in his audience are as petty, as vindictive, as small, as envious, as jealous, as insecure as he. Many Insecure people try desperately to hide those insecurities from the world. One common way they do so is to act as irreverently as possible. That’s Maher. That’s those who find him funny.

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  41. sunnyflower5 says:

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  42. sunnyflower5 says:

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  43. sunnyflower5 says:

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  44. sunnyflower5 says:

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  45. sunnyflower5 says:

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  46. ilcon says:

    Check it.

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  47. ilcon says:

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  48. Ausonius says:

    Concerning “transfer of technology” to China rather than outright theft: the “legal” transfer of our technology goes way back to (at least) Billy Jeff Clinton and his genetic corruption:

    See a book called Year of the Rat: How Bill Clinton and Al Gore Compromised U.S. Security for Chinese Cash

    Year of the Rat is a sharp polemic that does what Sen. Fred Thompson’s hearings failed to do: show Chinese penetration of the American political elite. — The Wall Street Journal, Michael Ledeen

    America’s survival in the coming Century in the shadow of China’s rapid nuclear and space-based weapons modernization program, built largely with Western technology and know-how, has yet to be fully understood by American policy-makers and the general public. A clarion call to action is clearly documented in the YEAR OF THE RAT, a thoroughly documented and important new book by Congressional investigators and former Defense Department officials, Edward Timperlake and William Triplett. They describe in painstaking detail how members of the American business community and foreign agents of the Chinese military-industrial vanguard have used massive political donations to facilitate the build-up China’s first-strike capabilities through influencing White House policies on export controls and other national security safeguards.

    While Capitol Hill and the American media was transfixed on the Presiden t’s dalliances with young women, Timperlake and Triplett, who have a combined fifty years of service in American national security agencies, collected information from recently declassified U.S. Government documents and traveled to China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, combing through records and documents related to key Donor-Gate personalities. In colorful description, they describe how they used undercover techniques to interview numerous sources with first-hand knowledge of illegal links between the Chinese military- industrial establishment and the Clinton-Gore political campaigns. The tragic consequence is the rapid escalation of China’s military into a world-class nuclear, space and information-warfare power.

    The influence of the President’s Chinese friends on American foreign policy is illustrated by an incident involving the down-and-out “Little Rock restauranteur” Charlie Trie during the March, 1996 crisis involving Chinese communist missiles fired toward Taiwan. Following the deployment of U.S. aircraft carriers to the region, Trie showed up in Washington, delivering $460,000 to the President Clinton’s Legal Defense Fund — and a letter, delivered to the White House, regarding the Taiwan crisis. The provocative letter stated, in part [verbatim], “Any negative outcomes of the U.S. decision in the China issue will affect your administration position, especially in the campaign year… If the U.S. recognizes “one China” policy, don’t such conduct will cause a conflict for intervening in China’s internal affairs?…”

    In response, the Clinton National Security Council drafted a letter to Trie, assuring the communist Chinese that the aircraft carriers were simply a “redeploymnet,” and “not intended as a threat to the PRC.”

    Charlie Trie, as the authors found in Asia, is member of a Chinese Tria d crime gang that has close ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Trie’s money contact in Macau, who wired more than $1 million to Trie’s U.S. account, most of which is believed to have ended up in Clinton Defense Fund and Democratic Party campaign coffers, is Ng Lapseng, a Triad mobster and Chinese communist official. In fact, Ng visited the White House and attended a number of Democratic Party fund-raisers in Washington, sitting next to President Clinton at some events.

    In some respects, Clinton owes his presidency to his closest Asian frien ds, ethic-Chinese

    Indonesian bankers Mokthar and James Riady have billions of dollars in investments in China. In 1992, with the Clinton campaign broke and reeling from the Jennifer Flowers scandal, the Riady’s persuaded the Arkansas-based Worthen Bank, of which their Lippo Bank was a part owner, to issue a $3.5 million letter of credit to the Clinton campaign. In addition, James Riady and his wife donated $450,000 that year, making them the largest private donors to the Clinton-Gore campaign.

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  49. Zippy says:

    Just learned about this. It describes the glacial pace of SpyGate investigations, the stalling tactics, and the total lack of prosecution of any of the perps.

    “Fabian strategy is an approach to military operations where one side avoids large, pitched battles in favor of smaller, harassing actions in order to break the enemy’s will to keep fighting and wear them down through attrition.”

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