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Re: Trump - the first 100 days

March 7th, 2018, 8:52 pm

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Fuller rationale is here.

It's not clear exactly what the clock is supposed to be predicting. If it is the likelihood of global thermonuclear war, I wouldn't agree with moving the hands. If it is the likelihood of any aggressive use of a nuclear weapon, say by North Korea, then it makes more sense.

Trump's bromance with Putin works in one direction but his general wackiness factor works in the other -- maybe a wash. Maybe the opposite wash for Hillary.    

If they had said, "even if the election had gone the other way", we would have made this clock move, it would have been a stronger statement. If it was primarily motivated by Trump, they should have waited until he did something overtly dangerous (if ever) -- and then announced a clock move.   Again, that would have been more impactful.

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Re: Trump - the first 100 days

March 11th, 2018, 2:39 pm

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I think the MAGA nonsense can be reasonably summarized as Trump desiring to bring the country back to the 50’s. Specifically, to the gender relations of the 1950’s, the racial relations of the 1850’s, and the economic theories of the 1750’s.
 
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March 11th, 2018, 7:01 pm

Political positions ("spirit") of President Trump were maybe not well known here in Europe until now.  It became cristal clear to all this weekend as Bannon joined a rally of the French Front National, praising the far-right party leader Marine LePen.
 
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Re: Trump - the first 100 days

March 11th, 2018, 7:30 pm

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Political positions ("spirit") of President Trump were maybe not well known here in Europe until now.  It became cristal clear to all this weekend as Bannon joined a rally of the French Front National, praising the far-right party leader Marine LePen.

This weekend again, Front National's Rodriguez going out of a bar to a bouncer thereMy tentative translation to English:
"F****g N!",
"Monkey!"
"You education-less!"
"Bloody N!"
 
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Re: Trump - the first 100 days

March 13th, 2018, 1:27 pm

Rex Tillerson, who was brought in to streamline and downsize the bloated department of state, is moving on.
Mike Pompeo, who had been in charge of the CIA, is to be the new secretary of state, with Pompeo's deputy Gina Haspel taking the reins at the CIA
 
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March 13th, 2018, 4:46 pm

ppauper wrote:
Rex Tillerson, who was brought in to streamline and downsize the bloated department of state, is moving on.
Mike Pompeo, who had been in charge of the CIA, is to be the new secretary of state, with Pompeo's deputy Gina Haspel taking the reins at the CIA

Donald Trump prefers "yes men". 
 
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March 13th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:
Rex Tillerson, who was brought in to streamline and downsize the bloated department of state, is moving on.
Mike Pompeo, who had been in charge of the CIA, is to be the new secretary of state, with Pompeo's deputy Gina Haspel taking the reins at the CIA

Donald Trump prefers "yes men". 


Like Peter Navarro, who may yet be named chief economic advisor, unless that goes to Larry Cokehead. Navarro gave this almost unbelievable quote to Bloomberg last week: “My function, really, as an economist is to try to provide the underlying analytics that confirm his intuition. And his intuition is always right in these matters.”
 
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March 14th, 2018, 8:30 pm

as widely expected
Lawrence Kudlow to Become Trump’s White House Economic Adviser
I used to enjoy watching him on the mclaughlin group long ago
 
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March 16th, 2018, 9:12 am

Behind closed doors: Reporting ban placed on Varadkar and Pence meeting at request of US officials

The meeting between the Taoiseach and the US Vice President is traditionally open to the media

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/p ... 06722.html
 
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March 16th, 2018, 9:21 am

Mike Pence chided for closed event with gay Irish prime minister

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/201 ... 428821002/

"Scots-Irish American" is Americanese for American descendants of Northern Ireland Protestants.

MP is not Scots-Irish.
 
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March 17th, 2018, 12:20 pm

FYI
Ireland is ninth biggest source of inward FDI to the US

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/eco ... -1.3422803
 
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Re: Trump - the first 100 days

March 27th, 2018, 5:28 pm

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At Q&A in Provo, Mitt Romney says he's more conservative than Trump on immigration

"I’m also more of a hawk on immigration than even the president. My view was these DACA kids shouldn’t all be allowed to stay in the country legally.”

we'll put you down as a vote for the wall then, Mitt
 
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Re: Trump - the first 100 days

April 23rd, 2018, 6:48 am

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Mitt Romney faces Senate primary in Utah after state GOP convention setback

utah has an unusual (and complicated) system for selecting senate candidates.
They have a dual convention/primary system.
The convention happens first.
To get on the primary ballot, you have to either place first or second at the convention or get 28,000 signatures.
If the convention winner gets over 60% and no "competitor" has enough signatures, they skip the primary and the convention winner is the nominee.
At the moment, Romney is the only candidate with enough signatures.
However, he came second at the convention by a hair, with the winner not reaching the 60% hurdle
Mike Kennedy, a family physician, got 50.88%
Mitt Romney got 49.12%

so the primary will be a run-off at the moment, Kennedy versus Romney
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