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Old 08-22-2019, 07:20 AM
 
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Greece phoned. They want to buy Mar a Lago.


Same difference, non?
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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BNW, you do know that USA Today is part of the 95% of the U.S. media that hates Trump, right? However, why should Russia be ostracized? They have a large economy, and are a huge trading partner of especially Europe with Fossil Fuels, specifically Natural Gas and other petroleum based products.
Russia was kicked out in 2014 after annexing Crimea from Ukraine and then backing an anti-Kiev rebellion in the industrial east of the country and Russia was also involved in the shooting down of flight of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.

The Russians have behaved recklessly in terms of interference overseas and even in terms of state sponsored assassinations using nerve agents and nuclear materials on foeign soil.

Russia is also the subject of numerous sanctions and European countries including Britain have voiced concerns regarding Russia being readmitted to what was the G8.

Russia has also been acting aggressively against NATO vessels in the Black Sea, and continues to invade NATO countries airspace to an extent not seen since the days of the cold war.

Putin's Russia also has a poor human rights record, and journalists and other opposition have been murdered.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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For him, of all people to call off an important event because someone was "nasty" to him is all we need to know about him.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Glad to see that President Trump is, once again, controlling the topic of discussion. He is a master at it.
Actually the conversation is controlling Trump. He's the one reacting by lashing out in his typical spoiled brat manner calling the Danish PM "nasty". Trump is the laughing stock of the entire planet. Putin must be lapping this up. Speaking of which, Trump appears desperate to get Russia back in to the G7 (G8). Vlad must be threatening to release the P tapes.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:53 AM
 
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How is he misinformed? We see Democrats everyday and their agendas for this country everyday on CNN/MSNBC. We know everything you're about and we're telling you to get lost, we're not voting for your dumb agenda anymore.
I don't watch CNN, nor MSNBC. Nor for that matter Fox. I don't need cable news.

But I know politics, fifty + years of it. The Republican party has always been the vehicle of public power for the rich. It is the voice of the rich and globalist international corporations. This is why they are so dependent upon rich donors: they need to money for advertising ... essentially propaganda.

Since the late 19th century the Democratic party has been aligned with labor and the average consumer, and it shows in their support for a living minimum wage, workplace safety, product safety, clear and accurate product labeling, clean air and clean water, fair housing, consumer financial protections and more.

It is these many beneficial humanitarian causes, and others like them, which draw so many to the Democratic party.

You will hear or see a lot of headlines about what this or that smaller group promotes, but that is not the whole party, it's like that within any political party. There are always ideas and causes in the fringes that will not move more than a handful but the really worthwhile one's will rise to the surface and be embraced by the majority.

Like the Consumer Financial protection Bureau, for example: That happens to be the brainchild of Senator Elizabeth Warren. It has only been in operation for about eight years but it has already handled more than one and a half million complaints and returned over 12 billion dollars to American consumers who have been swindled by shady banking practices. Republicans hate it.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fines Wells Fargo $100 Million for Widespread Illegal Practice of Secretly Opening Unauthorized Accounts

You do not get this kind of legislation from Republicans. In fact, they are trying to shut it down.

Another recent Democratic contribution to America's civic life was the creation of the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (sponsored by Representative Michael Capuano, Democrat) in 2008, the Democratic led 110th Congress. In the first week of the Republican led 115th Congress, the Republicans tried to close it down. What have they got against ethics and independent ethics watchdogs?

You really need to dig a little deeper and you will learn who your friends are.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Iceland's Prime Minister Says She'll Skip Mike Pence's Visit, Citing Prior Commitments:

https://time.com/5658037/iceland-pm-...g-pence-visit/

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The decision was made before President Donald Trump announced that he would cancel a visit to another Nordic nation, Denmark.
Itís odd (arrogant?) of Pence to schedule a visit when the prime minister had prior plans to be out of the country.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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How is he misinformed? We see Democrats everyday and their agendas for this country everyday on CNN/MSNBC. We know everything you're about and we're telling you to get lost, we're not voting for your dumb agenda anymore.
Whatís the agenda? Be specific. Show your work.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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The main reason Greenland does not want to sell to Trump is that they don't want to deal with the court costs and hassles of one of his bounced checks.

In all fairness to Trump, he hasn't bounced a check in a couple of weeks. His handlers must be keeping his hands off of the checkbook.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Do you think you might be exaggerating, just a wee bit?

The Chinese do not think the idea is outlandish. Denmark is a very close ally?

The whole world knows his idea is completely absurd. A look into Greenland's history would have easily told his advisers that Greenlanders would prefer independence over being bought by America.
If Denmark isn't a close ally, who is? Size doesn't always matter.
I am not sure though if one needs allies such as today's America. Or to put it in other words, if America keeps on like this, there won't be many allies left.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Denmark is a tiny insignificant little country equivalent to a smaller US state...if they won't sell us Greenland, who cares about them?
You have got to be joking! Greenland is a sovereign country, not just land. Countries do not go up "for sale" like property.

Trump is an embarrassing idiot!
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