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« Reply #32160 on: September 10, 2019, 12:14:12 pm »

So, Bolton's out.

It was kind of an odd mix anyway given that Bolton is such a hawk where Trump isn't. You'd think Trump would have picked someone with views more in line with his own.

Wait, so does he want war with Iran or peace? I feel like he is senders my mixed messages

They did have a kind of good cop/bad cop system going though.
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« Reply #32161 on: September 10, 2019, 12:51:58 pm »

No mention yet of the fact that el presidente apparently scheduled a meeting (that we only know about because he tweeted that he canceled it) with the terrorists behind 9/11 on the week of 9/11?
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« Reply #32162 on: September 10, 2019, 01:14:47 pm »

Well yeah, if it was an inside job to start with to play up a need for tighter security theater, there would HAVE to be such meetings, no?

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« Reply #32163 on: September 10, 2019, 01:37:43 pm »

Seems bizarre to use Camp David. I get what he was going for, but it seems a little high profile for negotiating with terrorists.....
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« Reply #32164 on: September 10, 2019, 02:25:41 pm »

There's been low-intensity negotiations with the Taliban for years. The reason it was going to be at Camp David is probably that the President of Afghanistan was invited, which would have finally brought Afghanistan's elected government into the discussion. Trump was probably trying to imitate Carter's Camp David Accords, which was one of the more popular foreign policy achievements of that administration.
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« Reply #32165 on: September 10, 2019, 03:16:18 pm »

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/758927743/sacklers-reject-demand-they-surrender-personal-wealth-to-settle-opioid-claims
This sounds like all sorts of bullshit.  'Legitimate' rich people have the option to implode their assets if they don't get the 'deal' they want for treating Best Murrica like Opium Age China.
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« Reply #32166 on: September 10, 2019, 04:24:59 pm »

Life is the only thing money can't buy. It seems odd that we take it from poor people who commit crimes, yet it's not considered a reasonable punishment for wealthy people who commit crimes.
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« Reply #32167 on: September 10, 2019, 04:32:51 pm »

Refugees from the Bahamas were headed to Florida, when they were suddenly told to get off the boat and go back where they came from.
The Trump administration refused to confirm or deny that they had anything to do with the decision, but when the Prez was asked about it he responded:

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Awfully clever of those Bahamians to use a Cat5 hurricane to level all their homes and workplaces just so that they could sneak into our country to deal drugs do gang stuff. We are blessed to have a genius president who can see past their schemes and protect us from the scary island people!
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« Reply #32168 on: September 10, 2019, 04:35:10 pm »

Life is the only thing money can't buy. It seems odd that we take it from poor people who commit crimes, yet it's not considered a reasonable punishment for wealthy people who commit crimes.

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« Reply #32169 on: September 10, 2019, 04:45:22 pm »

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"Purdue Pharma believes a settlement that benefits the American public now is a far better path than years of wasteful litigation and appeals," the statement said. "Those negotiations continue and we remain dedicated to a resolution that genuinely advances the public interest."

I'd rather we go that route, personally. I'm sick of this shit where the wealthy get to pay their way out of trouble and go back to doing business as usual. I'd rather have costly and time consuming litigation. A lot harder to do business as usual when that's going on.
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« Reply #32170 on: September 10, 2019, 04:50:04 pm »

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"Purdue Pharma believes a settlement that benefits the American public now is a far better path than years of wasteful litigation and appeals," the statement said. "Those negotiations continue and we remain dedicated to a resolution that genuinely advances the public interest."

I'd rather we go that route, personally. I'm sick of this shit where the wealthy get to pay their way out of trouble and go back to doing business as usual. I'd rather have costly and time consuming litigation. A lot harder to do business as usual when that's going on.
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« Reply #32171 on: September 10, 2019, 07:10:02 pm »

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"Purdue Pharma believes a settlement that benefits the American public now is a far better path than years of wasteful litigation and appeals," the statement said. "Those negotiations continue and we remain dedicated to a resolution that genuinely advances the public interest."

I'd rather we go that route, personally. I'm sick of this shit where the wealthy get to pay their way out of trouble and go back to doing business as usual. I'd rather have costly and time consuming litigation. A lot harder to do business as usual when that's going on.
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« Reply #32172 on: September 10, 2019, 08:11:36 pm »

So, Bolton's out.

It was kind of an odd mix anyway given that Bolton is such a hawk where Trump isn't. You'd think Trump would have picked someone with views more in line with his own.

Bolton was picked because Trump wanted someone that would loudly support nixing the Iran nuclear deal, when most sane advisors were not supporting doing this thing.

I still think Trump's only reason for scrapping the deal is because it was Obama's deal. He's got a pathological dislike for Big O.
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« Reply #32173 on: September 10, 2019, 08:13:22 pm »

So, Bolton's out.

It was kind of an odd mix anyway given that Bolton is such a hawk where Trump isn't. You'd think Trump would have picked someone with views more in line with his own.

Bolton was picked because Trump wanted someone that would loudly support nixing the Iran nuclear deal, when most sane advisors were not supporting doing this thing.

I still think Trump's only reason for scrapping the deal is because it was Obama's deal. He's got a pathological dislike for Big O.

You think far too highly of El Prez.

He didnít like it because it didnít have his name on it.
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« Reply #32174 on: September 10, 2019, 11:28:34 pm »

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"Purdue Pharma believes a settlement that benefits the American public now is a far better path than years of wasteful litigation and appeals," the statement said. "Those negotiations continue and we remain dedicated to a resolution that genuinely advances the public interest."

I'd rather we go that route, personally. I'm sick of this shit where the wealthy get to pay their way out of trouble and go back to doing business as usual. I'd rather have costly and time consuming litigation. A lot harder to do business as usual when that's going on.

Well, ideally, weíd strip these bastards of every red cent they own, but thatís not gonna happen, so I guess weíll have to compromise and let them get away with some fraction of the murders.
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