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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    sell a $40 million mansion to a Russia for nearly $100 million - in the middle of a global financial crisis.

    If that wasn't money laundering,
    ..and a big hint that Russia was paying the classless rogue for "services rendered or to be rendered".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    ..and a big hint that Russia was paying the classless rogue for "services rendered or to be rendered".
    Laundering money *is* a service.


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    Yeah, ok Harry.

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    "North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse," Trump declared on Twitter.

    https://thehill.com/policy/internati...ecome-economic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Yeah, ok Harry.
    Yeah, I don't think you've quite grasped it either.

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    Wasn't Bannon that said "All you've gotta do is follow the money."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Wasn't Bannon that said "All you've gotta do is follow the money."
    I reckon there's a fighting chance you can follow that money all the way to a certain Cyprus Bank of which baldy orange cunto's Secretary of Commerce used to be Vice-Chairman.

    Yet more questions that can now be legitimately asked with Congress under Democrat control....


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Yeah, I don't think you've quite grasped it either.
    Yeah, OK Harry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Yet more questions that can now be legitimately asked with Congress under Democrat control....
    The House anyway.

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    So much winning....

    Trump Trade War Helps Push Farmers Into Record Number Of Bankruptcies


    Hard times for farmers got tougher with President Donald Trumpís trade war. Now Midwestern farmers are filing the highest number of bankruptcies in a decade, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal data.

    And farmers arenít hopeful about this year.

    Twice as many farmers
    in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin declared bankruptcy last year compared to 2008, according to statistics from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Journal reported. Bankruptcies in states from North Dakota to Arkansas leaped 96 percent, according to figures from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.


    Farmers are being battered by sinking commodity prices ó and stiff tariffs from China and Mexico in retaliation for Trumpís tariffs on imports.

    The new 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) treaty last year slashed tariffs ó but not for U.S. farmers since the Trump administration pulled out of negotiations. That drove customers to farmers and ranchers in competitive countries, like Australia, serving another stunning blow to American operations.

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    ...many of those farmers drank tRump's Kool-Aid: let them stew in their insolvencies as penance for their ill-considered votes...

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    Were some of them turkey farmers?

    Because that would be ironic on a whole other level.

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    More winning.....

    National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion


    Record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on car payments, a red flag for the economy

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...D4KpBlDDm--GPA

    https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...NMzGmU3Qy42Khs

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    More winning.....

    National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion




    Record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on car payments, a red flag for the economy
    It's the Dem's fault and is probably fake news.

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    President fucking dumbass is at it again.

    He tweets:




    Yeah, you smart ones will know what came back.




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    They're baaaack.


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    ...^555...

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    Tell us more about "shithole countries" Donny...

    Man vs. rat: A true tale of life in Los Angeles
    https://www.latimes.com/local/califo...&ICID=ref_fark




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    "Someone on Quora asked, "Why do many British people not like Donald Trump?"Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote this magnificent response:


    A few things spring to mind.


    Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

    For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour, and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.


    So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.


    Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever.


    I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.


    But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.


    Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

    And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

    There is never any under-layer of irony, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.


    Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.


    Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.


    And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.


    Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.


    He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.


    He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.


    And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.


    That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a bully's sniveling sidekick instead.


    There are unspoken rules to this stuff – the Queensberry rules of basic decency – and he breaks them all. He punches downwards – which a gentleman should, would, could never do – and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down.


    So the fact that a significant minority – perhaps a third – of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

    1. Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.

    2. You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.


    This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.


    After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.


    God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.


    He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.


    In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump.


    And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

    'My God… what… have… I… created?’

    If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."


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    ^ Good one Harry and a nice summary. A sense of humor in a person is always a sign of intelligence, and Trump doesn't have much of either quality.

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    ^^ Trump would respond, "Paragraphs!!!!", and "Fake!!", and "Moron".

    Oh....maybe that's another narcissist with a crass and cruel nature. Mussolini?

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    President dumbass is at it again.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board has voted to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky over the objections of President Donald Trump and some state GOP leaders.

    The Tennessee Valley Authority voted Thursday to retire the remaining coal-fired unit at its Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, by December 2020.


    The decision could put 131 people out of work. Also, the coal the TVA buys from nearby mines supports 135 jobs.


    Trump tweeted his support for the plant on Monday after state GOP leaders, including Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, urged the board to delay its vote. TVA CEO Bill Johnson said the decision about finances.
    TVA officials says costs to its more than 10 million customers will be $320 million less if they close the plant.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/p...y-closure-vote

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post

    Trump ... has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour, and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.
    Hard to disagree with anything in the piece.

    Nice find Harry

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    Donald Trump set to declare national emergency and sign government funding bill, says Mitch McConnell



    Donald Trump arrives at his 'Finish the Wall' rally in El Paso, Texas


    US President Donald Trump will sign the government funding bill, and issue a national emergency on the border at the same time, the White House has confirmed.

    "President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action ó including a national emergency ó to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

    "The President is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country."


    The bipartisan congressional legislation, expected to pass on Thursday (local time), includes only a fraction of the billions of dollars Mr Trump is seeking to build the wall along the US-Mexico border.


    The compromise keeps departments running through the fiscal year but without the $US5.7 billion Mr Trump wanted for the border wall.
    Mr Trump's assent would end a raucous legislative saga that commenced before Christmas and saw him force a record 35-day partial federal shutdown.


    Speaking elsewhere, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would "be prepared to respond appropriately" to any declaration of a national emergency, and said what is happening at the border "is not an emergency".
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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    and said what is happening at the border "is not an emergency".
    Not a national emergency, but a Trump personal ego emergency.

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