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Old May 25th 2018, 04:04 PM
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Okay, okay, I was wrong, Michael.

I'd been grasping at the possibility that Trump was a peacenik in wolves' clothing who might change the direction of US foreign policy, and who appointed guys like Bolton and Pompeo to office in order to keep his enemies close, which may have made me seem like a Trump supporter or apologist.

But now I 've given up on that hope, and it makes no difference to me whether he has voluntarily embraced the Brennan-Clapper-Netanyahu deep state neoconservative fascist warmonger agenda or has been coerced into accepting it.

Just wanted you to know that I'm over it and am adding more hard liquor to my beer regimen (A friend of mine has suggested Camarena Tequila Silver and my stepson vouches for Crown Royal Green Apple).
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Old May 27th 2018, 07:52 AM
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Okay, okay, I was wrong, Michael.

I'd been grasping at the possibility that Trump was a peacenik in wolves' clothing who might change the direction of US foreign policy, and who appointed guys like Bolton and Pompeo to office in order to keep his enemies close, which may have made me seem like a Trump supporter or apologist.

But now I 've given up on that hope, and it makes no difference to me whether he has voluntarily embraced the Brennan-Clapper-Netanyahu deep state neoconservative fascist warmonger agenda or has been coerced into accepting it.
Indeed... it makes no difference if he embraces that faction willingly or not. The fact is, he embraces it. When it comes to politics, actions matter, words are bullshit.

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Old Jun 6th 2018, 04:55 AM
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Now, it is looking again like the US may allow peace to break out on the Korean peninsula.
https://news.antiwar.com/2018/06/05/...h-korea-talks/


In less than a week things should get interesting.
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Old Jun 28th 2018, 06:21 AM
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Justice Kennedy, in his infinite wisdom, has decided that now is the best time to retire from the court.

A truly dark day for America and democracy.
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Old Jul 10th 2018, 07:12 PM
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Here's a bit of news that should surprise no one...

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Of the eleven developed nations evaluated by the Commonwealth Fund, the United States comes in dead last on healthcare.
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The 11 countries analyzed were Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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In addition to ranking last or close to last in access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes, the U.S. was found to spend the most money on health care.
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Does anyone think that any major US media will cover this?

It's the last one that gets me. US spends the most money on healthcare services and has the worst results. That takes some serious corruption, grift, bullshit and big fat corporate profits to achieve.

Btw, the study is from 2017, which means that the US healthcare system was being graded with Obamacare in place and it is still the worst. Start dismantling Obamacare and US healthcare just deteriorates further and faster.
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Justice Kennedy, in his infinite wisdom, has decided that now is the best time to retire from the court.

A truly dark day for America and democracy.
One of many to come, I fear.
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One of many to come, I fear.
Yes, Trump's public grovelling before Putin in Helsinki definitely strikes me as a major low-point in US history.

How anyone can deny that Trump is in Russia's pocket is beyond me. The man is committing treason writ large and the American media and Republican party act like this is normal and acceptable.
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Yes, Trump's public grovelling before Putin in Helsinki definitely strikes me as a major low-point in US history.

How anyone can deny that Trump is in Russia's pocket is beyond me. The man is committing treason writ large and the American media and Republican party act like this is normal and acceptable.
It is disturbingly Orwellian. I find myself searching for ways to become an ex-pat monthly. Especially living in Trump country. Folks around here barely maintain coherent thoughts to begin with, but this new level of lying has really made conversation too difficult to attempt.
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Old Jul 18th 2018, 11:34 AM
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Here is a completely different take than is being presented by the US mainstream media, which I agree with:
https://consortiumnews.com/2018/07/1...ss-conference/

Keep in mind that the 12 alleged Russian hackers, in leaking Democrat e-mails, allegedly leaked THE TRUTH, just as Pentagon arch-villains Edward Snowden and Julian Assange have done.

They aren't accused of creating and distributing disinformation as the US intelligence community has done ad nauseum for years, including lying directly under oath to the US Congress.
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It is disturbingly Orwellian. I find myself searching for ways to become an ex-pat monthly. Especially living in Trump country. Folks around here barely maintain coherent thoughts to begin with, but this new level of lying has really made conversation too difficult to attempt.
I deal with Americans through business on a daily basis. I am constantly amazed how many Trump-worshipping rightwingers actually try to talk politics with a Canadian. Seems like proof of their political ignorance because here in Canada, anyone who says they are a Trump supporter is automatically considered to be a fascist redneck psycho, plain and simple.

What is doubly amusing is if/when I say anything to push-back against their rightwing lies and drivel, they IMMEDIATELY start attacking Obama for being a muslim/socialist and Hillary should be locked up. When I ask them what crime did Hillary commit for which she should be locked up, they just mumble and try to change the subject. Unbelievably pathetic these people are.
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