- Donald! Trump!
It does make me a bit queazy saying this and yes he might have an agenda but quite impressed with his most recent stance on gun control. By standards anywhere else its still batshit mental but for an American it’s almost reformist stuff.Posted 2 weeks ago
He is just saying what people want to hear, give it a month when the heat has gone out of the argument and he will deny his current stance.
I just hope the American youth don’t let the heat go out of the argument. Their response this time I think, has been different to the past tragedies, and effective, it is just if they can keep it up. Modern society is very effective in quelling dissent just by people having to live a certain way to keep up, the rat race is very effective system of control.Posted 2 weeks ago
He’s a chameleon who changes his mind to match what people want to hear. Before he ran for Pres. he was advocating banning assault rifles, so this latest statement is still a watering down of that.
I think he’s trying to play the good guy, despite knowing he, and other Reps, won’t actually do much to force it through. At least it looks as if he’s tried.Posted 2 weeks ago
It is business leaders funnelling funds into politics that is **** it up, paying politicians to act against the benefit of broader society for the benefit of the greedy. Just because a few are speaking out and/or doing the right thing doesn’t mean that business in general has discovered a new morality. Just follow the money.Posted 2 weeks agoGrahamSSubscriber
Posted 2 weeks ago
Just follow the money.
Just because a few are speaking out and/or doing the right thing doesn’t mean that business in general has discovered a new morality. Just follow the money
Except the leaders who come out of the tech side and new businesses that didn’t exist are not from the old mould. Gates and Jobbs were early on there, now Google, Amazon etc wield more power and influence but don’t come from the same production line of corporate men.Posted 2 weeks ago
Except the leaders who come out of the tech side and new businesses that didn’t exist are not from the old mould. Gates and Jobbs were early on there, now Google, Amazon etc wield more power and influence but don’t come from the same production line of corporate men.
really, if that was the case they would only too gladly pay their fair share of tax and not maximize profits for the benefit of shareholders.Posted 2 weeks agoJunkyardMember
<p class=”tweet-body” dir=”ltr” lang=”en”>@JunckerEU to reporters in Hamburg on #Trump #steeltariffs: “We will not sit idly when European industry and jobs are threatened. #EUpreparing import duties for US products including Harley-Davidson, Bourbon and Levi’s jeans.” pic.twitter.com/iFiZJEgBTi</p>
March 2, 2018
Think macron and Merkel stood up to him more than May- even she rebuked him over the whatever the UK racist tweets and his false flag Muslim BS
Reality is most leaders tolerate the leaders of countries they dont like and ignore personalities for the greater good of the country. Heck if i was PM even i would try to be nice to him [ or insult him less]…i suspect I would fail.Posted 2 weeks agoNorthwindSubscriber
Saw a lovely stat today… Total number of people employed in the US steel industry, 140000. Total number of people employed in steel-using industries- 6.5 million. Trade wars are good, and easy to win!
Hands up everyone else who thinks steel products will get more expensive, executives and shareholders in US steel will trouser a quick bonus as they smash their prices up overnight by 25%, everyone else pays the price.Posted 2 weeks ago
Now there seems to be Russian connections to the NRA and to Trump…Posted 2 weeks ago
Tramp has tweeted that Xi Jinpings’ grab for lifelong power is something he thinks might be good for the USA…
Just a thought: we tend to assume that a mature democracy is the end point of political evolution, a la Francis Fukuyama and his “End of History” thesis.
Taking the long view however, gives a different, more fluid perspective. Russia and China, both of them political dictatorships are burgeoning, whilst Western democracies seem to be on the decline and Nationalism seems on the rise everywhere.
The Roman Empire started off as a Republican democracy of the aristocratic class representing the needs of it’s people, but collapsed relatively quickly into Dictatorship under the Cæsers. I see no reason why the cycle cannot repeat itself today.Posted 2 weeks agomartinhutchSubscriber
You have to admit, some of his lines in that speech were quite funny, although some of them have you wondering if he’s joking or not.
“My staff was concerned that I couldn’t do self-deprecating humor, and I told them not to worry, nobody does self deprecating humor better than me,”
“Before I get started, I wanted to apologize for arriving a little bit late. You know, we’re late tonight because Jared could not get through the security,”Posted 1 week agojimjamMember
Just follow the money.
I’ve heard it said before (and a quick google seems to confirm it) that $5 million doesn’t represent a lot in terms of money spent in the states on political lobbying. For context “Big Pharma” spends $240 million lobbying politicians each year, according to google. It’s likely that the NRA’s $5 million doesn’t really buy much, and that the reality is that gun ownership is just a core issue for a certain cross section of voters that it’s toxic to meddle with on some level.Posted 1 week ago
I’ve heard it said before (and a quick google seems to confirm it) that $5 million doesn’t represent a lot in terms of money spent in the states on political lobbying. For context “Big Pharma” spends $240 million lobbying politicians each year, according to google. It’s likely that the NRA’s $5 million doesn’t really buy much, and that the reality is that gun ownership is just a core issue for a certain cross section of voters that it’s toxic to meddle with on some level.
Nope! The NRA are definitely a big part of maintaining the status quo, although the archaic and misguided views of many gun-toting Americans don’t help.
The NRA donated $21m to Trump’s campaign and $7m to McCain before that. Not to mention the fact that many Republican Senators have received donations from the NRA in the millions over the years.Posted 1 week ago
Why is everyone so afraid of the NRA? ABC Planet America explains where the group gets its money from, how it spends it, and how it first began
Posted by ABC News on Friday, 2 March 2018
Some of the figures are a little different to those I’ve read previously, but you get the gist.Posted 1 week ago
Watched ‘The Final Year’ – fly on the wall documentary about Obama’s administration on it’s way out.
It’s clear why (under their peculiar system) there were enough Americans pissed off enough to vote in the Orange Nightmare.
Obama and his team come across as a bunch of well-meaning naifs, all good intentions but without any nouse about how the world shakes, clearly played for suckers by the likes of Putin and Xi through the ridiculous John Kelly.
The whole thing is about what they obviously saw as their overriding motivations – their foreign policy evangelism on the one hand and shock at why nobody “was talking about it but were talking about Trump’s tweets” on the other…
They forgot Clinton’s dictum – “it’s the economy, stupid”.Posted 1 week agokimbersSubscriber
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