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Postby Tinhampton » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:47 am

How come the media were fawning over Trump's phone call to Tsai Ing-Wen just a couple of weeks ago, yet they failed to give a shit when he recently re-affirmed his support for mainland China?
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Postby Eol Sha » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:59 am

Tinhampton wrote:How come the media were fawning over Trump's phone call to Tsai Ing-Wen just a couple of weeks ago, yet they failed to give a shit when he recently re-affirmed his support for mainland China?

One is kinda important, geopolitically speaking, while the other is a continuation of decades of US foreign policy and, thus, not exactly a breaking news story.
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Postby Internationalist Bastard » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:00 am

What's this about Trump throwing out water regulation rules?
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Postby Philjia » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:02 am

Internationalist Bastard wrote:What's this about Trump throwing out water regulation rules?


He keeps threatening the EPA. Not seen anything specific recently.
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Postby Internationalist Bastard » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:05 am

Philjia wrote:
Internationalist Bastard wrote:What's this about Trump throwing out water regulation rules?


He keeps threatening the EPA. Not seen anything specific recently.

From his Twitter https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/832375230274400256
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Postby Vassenor » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:05 am

Internationalist Bastard wrote:What's this about Trump throwing out water regulation rules?


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-coal-rivers-regulation-scrapped-law-a7584916.html
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Postby Philjia » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:06 am

Vassenor wrote:
Internationalist Bastard wrote:What's this about Trump throwing out water regulation rules?


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-coal-rivers-regulation-scrapped-law-a7584916.html


All aboard the environmental destruction train!
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Postby Internationalist Bastard » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:07 am

Vassenor wrote:
Internationalist Bastard wrote:What's this about Trump throwing out water regulation rules?


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-coal-rivers-regulation-scrapped-law-a7584916.html

Yeah, nothing like letting companies just fucking dump shit in rivers, totally not a health hazard or enviromental disaster or anything
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Postby Salandriagado » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:18 am

Camicon wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:What's the difference when you'll either get far sicker (to the point where you're practically untreatable or it becomes ludicrously expensive) or dead in the long-run?

Do you see that happening on the regular in Canada, or the UK?

No. The answer is no.

Again, stupid fucking argument.


It does, however, happen all the fucking time in the US. Funny, that.
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Postby Ashmoria » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:21 am

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Atlanticatia wrote:http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/16/politics/donald-trump-news-conference-anti-semitism/index.html?sr=fbCNN021717donald-trump-news-conference-anti-semitism1230AMStoryLink&linkId=34593151

"In response to a question Thursday about threats to Jewish centers nationwide, President Donald Trump called a Jewish reporter a liar, told him to sit down and later said anti-Semitism was coming from "the other side.""

This is disgusting and the way he handled this completely dismissed the Jewish community's entirely valid concerns about an uptick in hate crimes, hate speech, and other incidents of an anti-semitic nature. I don't know if Trump is personally anti-semitic, but he truly does not care about anyone other than white, Christian men.

In before "He's not anti-semitic, he has a Jewish daughter and son-in-law and wants to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."

its rather disturbing that the president couldn't understand the simple question put to him, what is he going to do about rising anti Semitism in this country? instead he answered the question "why are you an anti-Semitic piece of shit?"

he wasn't being attacked and the religion of his daughter's family is irrelevant.
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Postby Ashmoria » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:22 am

Northern Davincia wrote:
Post War America wrote:Nobody is saying that, but the ACA is strictly better than nothing.

How on Earth is the Republican replacement nothing?
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It was a reasonable assumption, all things considered. The Republican plan fixes the most egregious faults I've found within Obamacare.

they have a plan? what does it fix?
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Postby Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:36 am

Ashmoria wrote:
Northern Davincia wrote:How on Earth is the Republican replacement nothing?

It was a reasonable assumption, all things considered. The Republican plan fixes the most egregious faults I've found within Obamacare.

they have a plan? what does it fix?

It's a trial by combat of sorts. If God favours you, you will survive your sickness. Otherwise, you won't. This has the added benefit that it's cheap, and we can scale back quite drastically on the pharma costs, plus it removes all unholy elements from society while strengthening the devout followers of Christ. As Trump calls it: "A good deal, a really good deal, Jesus would've liked it. Jesus would like a lot of things I do. He was a great guy. Great guy.
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Postby Ashmoria » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:40 am

Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:they have a plan? what does it fix?

It's a trial by combat of sorts. If God favours you, you will survive your sickness. Otherwise, you won't. This has the added benefit that it's cheap, and we can scale back quite drastically on the pharma costs, plus it removes all unholy elements from society while strengthening the devout followers of Christ. As Trump calls it: "A good deal, a really good deal, Jesus would've liked it. Jesus would like a lot of things I do. He was a great guy. Great guy.

wow

and old people are the most expensive users of healthcare and that keeping them alive thing is wrecking the budget.

yeah

jesus.
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Postby Sunstruck » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:59 am

Internationalist Bastard wrote:What's this about Trump throwing out water regulation rules?

Please be a joke.
Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:they have a plan? what does it fix?

It's a trial by combat of sorts. If God favours you, you will survive your sickness. Otherwise, you won't. This has the added benefit that it's cheap, and we can scale back quite drastically on the pharma costs, plus it removes all unholy elements from society while strengthening the devout followers of Christ. As Trump calls it: "A good deal, a really good deal, Jesus would've liked it. Jesus would like a lot of things I do. He was a great guy. Great guy.

I could tell this to half my debate class and they'd say it's an acceptable plan and better than the ACA
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Postby Ashmoria » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:05 am

Sunstruck wrote:
Internationalist Bastard wrote:What's this about Trump throwing out water regulation rules?

Please be a joke.



i don't know

he is draining the swamp of all the needless regulations like not buying conflict minerals, having it be OK for coal mines to dump coal waste into streams, lifting the burden of our international businesses having to reveal how much bribe money they give to foreign governments.

its SOOOO Much better now.
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Postby Ifreann » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:15 am

Ashmoria wrote:
Sunstruck wrote:Please be a joke.



i don't know

he is draining the swamp of all the needless regulations like not buying conflict minerals, having it be OK for coal mines to dump coal waste into streams, lifting the burden of our international businesses having to reveal how much bribe money they give to foreign governments.

its SOOOO Much better now.

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Postby Cymrea » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:24 am

Ifreann wrote:
Ashmoria wrote:

i don't know

he is draining the swamp of all the needless regulations like not buying conflict minerals, having it be OK for coal mines to dump coal waste into streams, lifting the burden of our international businesses having to reveal how much bribe money they give to foreign governments.

its SOOOO Much better now.

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Postby Ifreann » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:26 am

Cymrea wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Make America Uninhabitable Again.

You have to go back to a time before it was North America to find it uninhabitable.

And we can only do it if we stop questioning President Trump's powers.
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Postby Great Confederacy Of Commonwealth States » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:27 am

Cymrea wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Make America Uninhabitable Again.

You have to go back to a time before it was North America to find it uninhabitable.

I was thinking of the Late Heavy Bombardment era.
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Postby Gravlen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:53 am

The new way of making the inhabitants of Flint, Michigan complain less: Make their water be the safest in the country (by drastically reducing the quality of all other water sources).
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Postby Herskerstad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:01 am



The Trump train was never going to run on green energy. :lol:
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Postby Cymrea » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 am

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All aboard the environmental destruction train!


The Trump train was never going to run on green energy. :lol:

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Postby Herskerstad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:29 am

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Herskerstad wrote:
The Trump train was never going to run on green energy. :lol:

"Clean" coal-fired steam locomotive!


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Postby Vassenor » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:11 am

So it seems someone in the administration wants the various National Guards to round up illegal immigrants.

Questions:

A. Can Federal order the NG around like that?

B. Is using the NG like this not a violation of PC?
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Postby Gauthier » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:12 am

Vassenor wrote:So it seems someone in the administration wants the various National Guards to round up illegal immigrants.

Questions:

A. Can Federal order the NG around like that?

B. Is using the NG like this not a violation of PC?

Bonus points if the immigrants are loaded into train cars.
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