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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 18th, 2019, 5:11 pm
by bearish
So, imagine having a tight budget for both time and money. Then the grand fucker comes to give a speech, and your choice is to come and listen or to forfeit your hard earned time or money. Hardly fair! https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/17/politics/workers-trump-speech-attend-pto-no-pay/index.html
Royal Dutch Shell
I hadn't noticed that. I had assumed it was being built by some local oil patch yahoos. Sad!

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 18th, 2019, 7:17 pm
by Cuchulainn
Indeed, they have caved in. Cojones in short supply?

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 18th, 2019, 11:03 pm
by bearish
The NYT did a nice feature story today on the little pos nazi, Stephen Miller. Here is another expose  https://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/stephen-miller-s-role-in-trump-white-house-scrutinized-66419269893

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 20th, 2019, 1:06 am
by bearish
The tiny little brain (distantly attached to a big mushroom head) in the White House really thinks he can buy Greenland. But they're not inuit. In fact, they'll have nunavut.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 1:00 am
by bearish
The great Talmid Chacham in the White House has decreed that any American Jew voting for a Democrat is showing “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”. Because any true Jew would obviously be enthralled by the great King Trump and his prophet Bibi Netanyahu. And, by the way, fuck those brown people who used to live there.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 1:06 am
by bearish
Sorry, I usually try to limit these to once a day, but really?? Trump just cancelled his state visit to Denmark (by tweet, of course), scheduled for early September, because the prime minister had the temerity to suggest that he couldn't buy Greenland and the little eskimos who live there:

"Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time...."

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 1:27 am
by bearish
And for the trifecta: Epoch Times, a small New York newspaper closely associated with the Falun Gong/Dafa thing (religion, cult, spiritual, political, whatever clusterfuck) is the second biggest advertiser for Trump on Facebook over the last six months, after the Trump campaign itself. The little old ladies seemed so harmless running around town in their yellow T-shirts and doing their tai chi while trying to bring Jiang Zemin to justice. Of course, they may not even know...

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 12:33 pm
by Gamal
What's so special in Greenland?

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 12:42 pm
by trackstar
What's so special in Greenland?
Thule Air Base (a U.S. holdover from WWII/Cold War and now focused on space defense) and separately - rare earth elements and ores.

Not justifying the crazy scheme, but just FYI.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 12:48 pm
by Gamal
But... it's American! Does he want to buy his own air base?

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 12:51 pm
by trackstar
But... it's American! Does he want to buy his own air base?
Buying the entire country would secure the future for the Base.  

Look at strategic considerations - Intercontinental Ballistic Missile early warning system, proximity to Arctic Circle.  The northern most base for the US....

And the rare earth and mineral deposits are very interesting.  

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 12:51 pm
by bearish
He has probably only seen Greenland on a Mercator projection map, and thinks that it’s really big. And shiny white. He likes big and shiny. And white.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 12:55 pm
by trackstar
This is going downhill very quickly.  He he. ; )

But you can google "Thule Air Base" and "Greenland rare earths" and come up with some useful information.

It's an interesting move/diplomatic gaffe in the Post Cold War/Cold War II theater.

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 1:44 pm
by katastrofa
What's so special in Greenland?
Oil and Arctic shipping routes?

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Posted: August 21st, 2019, 4:25 pm
by Cuchulainn
Golf green's; it's not called Greenland for nothing

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