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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Lalmohan » 25 Jul 2018 13:08

what does the base want?
a return to white dominance
the loss of which is the single biggest driver in American politics at the moment

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby ramana » 26 Jul 2018 01:35

Right now many rivulets of thought are running amok. We need to see them come together to form a river.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby ramana » 26 Jul 2018 01:41

Folks keep it civil and curb snarky political remarks. Thread will get shut down again.
Don't want that.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby ramana » 26 Jul 2018 04:28

Take look at this old 1997 Russian plan and see how much was achieved in last 20 years...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundat ... eopolitics

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Lalmohan » 26 Jul 2018 21:47

so... cohen looks all set to flip
hence renewed push to impeach Rosenstein
not to mention threatening war with iran

and automakers put out profit warnings due to steel tariffs...

waiting to hear how that is all part of the grand plan...

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby A_Gupta » 27 Jul 2018 02:00

deleted for being US domestic politics.
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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby A_Gupta » 27 Jul 2018 02:05

US-Turkey relations fall to a new low.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -not-freed

U.S. President Donald Trump said he’ll impose “large sanctions” on Turkey over the detention of an American pastor, plunging relations between the two NATO allies to a new low and extending a rout on Turkish financial markets.

Andrew Brunson, an evangelical minister detained on charges of involvement in a failed 2016 coup in Turkey, is “a great Christian, family man and wonderful human being,” Trump said in a tweet Thursday. “He is suffering greatly. This innocent man of faith should be released immediately!”

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu responded on Twitter, saying that the country “will never tolerate threats from anyone.” Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the use of “threatening language” by the Trump administration against an allied nation was unacceptable.

It’s the latest in a series of crises between the longtime allies. The U.S. has slammed Turkey’s plans to buy a missile defense system from Russia, an issue that’s already raised the threat of American sanctions. The countries have also clashed over the war in Syria, where Turkey has increasingly acted in concert with Russia and Iran. Erdogan blames the U.S. for backing Kurdish militants in Syria, and harboring the alleged mastermind behind the coup attempt against his government.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby ramana » 27 Jul 2018 02:16

Arun, Devin Nunes fund raising issues are US domestic politics.
Please delete the post.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/worl ... ctionfront
Europe Averts a Trade War With Trump. But Can It Trust Him?
By Steven Erlanger, July 26, 2018
BRUSSELS — When he arrived in the Oval Office for negotiations over their growing trade war, Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, brought a small gift for President Trump, a renowned admirer of military commanders. It was a photograph of the cemetery in Luxembourg where Gen. George S. Patton is buried. Mr. Juncker, a wily, if often maligned, former prime minister of tiny Luxembourg, added an inscription, alluding to the shared sacrifice of Americans and Europeans during World War II. “Dear Donald,’’ it read. “Let us remember our common history.” Mr. Juncker left the Oval Office on Wednesday with a deal — or at least a truce — that for the moment has defused the Trump administration’s growing trade war with Brussels, while bringing relief across Europe, especially in Germany. Yet if Europe’s political and business leaders are cautiously optimistic that an economic crisis has been averted, they are also wary, given their history with Mr. Trump in the 18 months since he has taken office.
Even as Mr. Trump cast the meeting on Wednesday as a great success, and offered gratitude to Mr. Juncker, the question is whether the deal represents a meaningful improvement in the severely strained trans-Atlantic alliance, or is simply another example of the unpredictable approach of a president who has spent months mocking and undermining European leaders — even describing the European bloc as a “foe.”
“The question is, how much do you give in to a bully?” asked Maria Demertzis, the deputy director of Bruegel, an economic research institute in Brussels. “This could just be perfunctory, and if it just stops extra tariffs, that’s fine. But you can’t really depend on Trump. His understanding of global trade is bilateral balance, which is as good as arbitrary, given global supply chains. And it depends on what side of the bed he wakes up on tomorrow.”
For Mr. Juncker, the outcome was a triumph, even if he made concessions. The negotiations are also a reminder that Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, still dominate the European Union. Mr. Trump’s threat to impose large new unilateral tariffs on imported automobiles shook German business to the core — and it would also have had a large impact on the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain and other countries that are important suppliers and manufacturers to the German car industry. Now the president has agreed to push that threat to the side as the two parties begin broader negotiations. The trade war erupted after Mr. Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and the European Union responded with retaliatory tariffs on iconic American products like bluejeans, bourbon and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Those tariffs will remain for now, but will be part of the negotiations.
“Juncker’s achievement was to get Trump to say publicly that he would reconsider steel and aluminum tariffs and not impose car tariffs in return for a negotiation,” said Guntram B. Wolff, director of Bruegel. “For the E.U., the gun is still loaded but it’s not pointed at our heads, so for us it’s a good moment to negotiate.” Indeed, some analysts argued that the new negotiations effectively represent a resurrection, in some fashion, of the effort begun by former President Barack Obama — and halted by President Trump — for a free-trade pact with Europe, known then as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or T.T.I.P. Together, the United States and the European Union comprise half of the global economy, and analysts were optimistic about the commitment by Mr. Trump and Mr. Juncker to work together to overhaul the World Trade Organization, especially given the rising power of China.
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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Singha » 27 Jul 2018 09:12

https://twitter.com/samtamiz/status/1022458863143059457

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Qassem Suleimani to Trump: "I am your adversary. The Quds Force is your adversary. Know that no night goes by without us thinking about you. I tell you, Mr Trump the gambler: Wherever you can imagine to be, we are there too. We are a nation of martyrs. Come, we are waiting"

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby UlanBatori » 27 Jul 2018 13:38

Two New Jersey Scholars On Vacation after they refer to America's first Sikh attorney general as 'turban man'

In a clip of the show on NJ101.5 obtained by NJ.com, show host Dennis Malloy could not remember Grewal's name during a segment about a recent action the attorney general took in temporarily suspending prosecution of marijuana cases in the state.
"The attorney general, you know, I'm never going to know his name," Malloy says. "I'm just going to say the guy with the turban."
"Turban man," co-host Judi Franco sings.

"Listen, if that offends you, then don't wear the turban, man," Malloy says. "And I'll remember your name."
"Is that highly offensive?" Malloy asks after a pause.
"To me? No," says Franco. "To people who wear turbans? Could be."


Megan Daly, spokesperson for UNITED SIKHS, told CNN: "This is an appalling comment that points to a lack of education and cultural sensitivity."
"Sikhs maintain our articles of faith, including unshorn hair and turbans, to represent equality and justice. However, these visible markers of religious identity also make us a target for bigotry by harassment, bullying of our children, and hate crimes.
The organization had called for the duo to be suspended and for NJ 101.5, "to issue strong public apologies on all of its communications platforms."

CNN has asked Malloy and officials at the station what point he was trying to make when he said, "Listen, if that offends you, then don't wear the turban, man. And I'll remember your name." There has been no reply so far.


{UBCN reports that the duo have reportedly been trying to get their feet out of their mouths while having their thumbs stuck up their (cortex)}

With our deep knawlidj of Noo Joisey, Land Of The Dot-Busters and Garbage-Barges, we would venture that 90% of comments on said "radio station" favored the shmucks. Confirmed in a second if we were to waste time visiting their fb site, but we won't.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby kit » 27 Jul 2018 16:47

A_Gupta wrote:US-Turkey relations fall to a new low.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -not-freed

U.S. President Donald Trump said he’ll impose “large sanctions” on Turkey over the detention of an American pastor, plunging relations between the two NATO allies to a new low and extending a rout on Turkish financial markets.

Andrew Brunson, an evangelical minister detained on charges of involvement in a failed 2016 coup in Turkey, is “a great Christian, family man and wonderful human being,” Trump said in a tweet Thursday. “He is suffering greatly. This innocent man of faith should be released immediately!”

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu responded on Twitter, saying that the country “will never tolerate threats from anyone.” Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the use of “threatening language” by the Trump administration against an allied nation was unacceptable.

It’s the latest in a series of crises between the longtime allies. The U.S. has slammed Turkey’s plans to buy a missile defense system from Russia, an issue that’s already raised the threat of American sanctions. The countries have also clashed over the war in Syria, where Turkey has increasingly acted in concert with Russia and Iran. Erdogan blames the U.S. for backing Kurdish militants in Syria, and harboring the alleged mastermind behind the coup attempt against his government.


Turkey has officially stated it will continue to buy Iranian oil and trade with them as usual sanctions be damned . Interesting to see how much of sanctions the US will exert on its major NATO ally

Now tahts where India is ., i dont think India will get a good deal from the Iranians by unofficially trading with them ., even a few dollars per barrel will save india hundreds of millions

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby UlanBatori » 27 Jul 2018 19:12

From above:
The U.S. has slammed Turkey’s plans to buy a missile defense system from Russia, an issue that’s already raised the threat of American sanctions.
Another point for India

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Understanding the US- Again

Postby Peregrine » 29 Jul 2018 21:29

X Posted on Ātaṅkavadīsthan Thread as a guide to mode of stopping Ātaṅkavadīsthani Terrorists entering India.

Trump willing to shut down government over border security

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday he’d be willing to shut down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!” Trump tweeted. “Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!

“We need great people coming into our Country!” Trump said.

Trump returned to the idea of shutting down the government over the border wall just days after meeting at the White House with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to discuss the fall legislative agenda.

McConnell, asked about a shutdown last week during a Kentucky radio interview, said it was not going to happen. He did acknowledge, however, that the border funding issue was unlikely to be resolved before the November midterm elections.

Trump campaigned on the promise of building a border wall to deter illegal immigration and making Mexico pay for it. Mexico has refused.

Congress has given the president some wall funding but not as much as he has requested. Trump also wants changes to legal immigration, including scrapping a visa lottery program. In addition, he wants to end the practice of releasing immigrants caught entering the country illegally on the condition that they show up for court hearings.

Trump has also demanded that the U.S. shift to an immigration system that’s based more on merit and less on family ties.

Democrats and some Republicans have objected to some of the changes Trump seeks.

The federal budget year ends Sept. 30, and lawmakers will spend much of August in their states campaigning for re-election in November. The House is now in a five-week recess, returning after Labor Day. The Senate remains in session and is set to take a one-week break the week of Aug. 6, then returning for the rest of the month.

Both chambers will have short window of working days to approve a spending bill before government funding expires.

Trump would be taking a political risk if he does, in fact, allow most government functions to lapse on Oct. 1 — the first day of the new budget year — roughly a month before the Nov. 6 elections, when Republican control of both the House and Senate is at stake.

House Republicans released a spending bill this month that provides $5 billion next year to build Trump’s wall, a major boost.

Democrats have long opposed financing Trump’s wall but lack the votes by themselves to block House approval of that amount. But they have the strength to derail legislation in the closely divided Senate. Without naming a figure, Trump said in April that he would “have no choice” but to force a government shutdown this fall if he doesn’t get the border security money he wants.

The $5 billion is well above the $1.6 billion in the Senate version of the bill, which would finance the Homeland Security Department. The higher amount matches what Trump has privately sought in conversations with Republican lawmakers, according to a GOP congressional aide who wasn’t authorized to publicly talk about private discussions and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Two leading Democrats — Reps. Nita Lowey of New York and California’s Lucille Roybal-Allard — called the $5 billion a waste that “only further enables this administration’s obsession with cruel attacks on immigrants.”

Separately Sunday, Trump tweeted that there are “consequences when people cross our Border illegally” and claimed that many who do so are “using children for their own sinister purposes.”

Trump’s tweet came several days after the government said more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy have been reunited with parents and sponsors. A federal judge had ordered the reunions to be completed by last Thursday but hundreds of children remain separated. The administration says some of their parents have criminal histories.

“Please understand, there are consequences when people cross our Border illegally, whether they have children or not - and many are just using children for their own sinister purposes,” Trump said.

He also said Congress must fix “the DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world!” and urged voters to “Vote ‘R’” in November.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby ramana » 30 Jul 2018 01:45

If you think about it economic war is only option US painting itself into.

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Given how the guy was behaving, any number of ppl may have been strongly tempted to shove his megaphone into his mouth or other parts of the anatomy, but of course the First Amendment guarantees the Phreedom oph Sbeech but not Phreedom oph Bushing Megaphone up Musharraf. He made his point that ppl with anger problems abound on all sides of the political spectrum.

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Postby UlanBatori » 30 Jul 2018 07:17

Then again... the other side of the US. Aryan Brotherhood neta rots to death in fed. prison.

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n federal lockup, where he spent much of his life, according to a report Sunday.
Mills, also known by the nickname "Baron," was found dead July 8 in his single-person cell at the supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, according to the Mercury News in San Jose, California. He was 70 and serving multiple life sentences.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills joined the Aryan Brotherhood during a stint at San Quentin prison in the 1970s. He later became leader, aggressively recruiting throughout the state. His grip on the gang stretched nationwide but was strongest in Northern California, where many of its highest-ranking members came from.
"There's no doubt of his influence in the Bay Area. It's fact, not debatable," retired federal prison warden Robert Hood told the newspaper. "I'm not trying to glorify him, but I can tell you this: He had the admiration of a lot of inmates, but he was also feared."
Mills was known for committing brazen, brutal killings — including a savage attempted decapitation while in federal custody in Georgia.
Using couriers, Mills distributed orders from coast to coast, leading to a race war between prison gangs and a notorious protection deal with New York mobster John Gotti.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Ardeshir » 30 Jul 2018 16:18

UlanBatori wrote:Signs of the times...:roll:

From his Teetar :roll: :
.@SenWarren YOU’ve got til MON. 7/30 5PM to unequivocally condemn THE attack & deliver my family & I a APOLOGY. A RACIST White guy attacked a Black Indian Man. INSTEAD OF condemning the attack, YOU sheltered him IN YOUR “town hall.” Do #BlackLivesMatter or do you exploit race?

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby A_Gupta » 30 Jul 2018 17:32

Is this kind of funding of lobbying acceptable?
http://indiafacts.org/lobbying-funds-fo ... -via-fcra/

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Yagnasri » 30 Jul 2018 18:00

We may think Khan is fighting too many fronts. But as an importer of the vast amount of goods and services he also has a lot of power. We simply ignore that. True that there will be a pain for normal people, but what they are going to lose? Most of them are hand to mouth anyway with huge loans and doing two or three jobs at the same time. The allegation of unfair trade practices now in public and are being repeated. That will give room for the administration with the political will to take some tough decisions and do hard bargaining. So DT may not be in a difficult situation at the levels we think he is in.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby UlanBatori » 30 Jul 2018 18:21

Even fCNN now says "Steel industry happy about tariffs, they have won the trade war". I didn't read to see the inevitable knife behind that yet.
Likewise, there may be a carefully calculated strategy behind all the other "wars". No lack of brains, however twisted, available to Da Man.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Yagnasri » 30 Jul 2018 18:38

The biggest asset to the administration is the craziness or perceived craziness of its leadership. It is ready to take risks and examine areas and options which are earlier unthinkable. The possible reason may be lack of absolute commitment to the ideological orthodoxy of one kind of another. Decisions and paths are taken solely based on hard calculations. Subsidy to soya bean farmers is one of such things. China targetted them deliberately and DT responded to that targetting. I do not see anyone in Khanland politics refusing to subsidise the farmers in this situation. If there is a sustained 4% or near 4% growth then it will further give power to administration. EU, in the end, may fold easily than China. Even China I am not sure can sustain a long trade war. 11 also have internal dynamics of an export-based economy to worry about.

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Postby UlanBatori » 30 Jul 2018 19:16

Most ppl here in this Understading the US Again dhaga, do not remember the Raygun Reagan era. He also used what the Media claimed to be ignorance/stupidity/craziness to up-end all prevailing notions of how to deal with the Cold War, Eyeran etc etc. His WHOTUS was a revolving door that made DT's house look like a bastion of stability. Twerps such as Ed Meese as AG, Rita whatzit as EPA head; departments constantly in uproar. Air Traffic Controllers went on strike, and were fired en masse, upending their calculation that they could hold the airline system hostage. Press referring to POTUS as Potted Plant Presidency (level of intelligence/involvement), particularly after RR got shot.

HE INVENTED the notion of Selecting White House Correspondents. Only invitees could get access. The networks just rolled over and showed their bellies: if you bissed off RR, u were out of ur job as WHOTUS Correspondent in the dog-eat-dog bijnej. He understood the media perfectly and how to manipulate them. DT's problem is that he is VASTLY more honest than RR and his gang. Sam ("Sam and his wife are in love with the same man") Donaldson was his favorite; absolutely fawned on each other. CBS was disdained and basically taken down 5 notches.

Not my favorite POTUS by any means: I thought he was a bloody disaster. But his strategy was simple: he said he didn't want anyone in his admin that NEEDED the job. Disagree? Leave. Dealt with all media insults with patronizing oily Movie statements from John Wayne and Clint Eastwood such as
There's got to be a pony here somewhere
Where's the beef?
Go win one for The Gipper!
There u go again!

*****NEVER**** answered thoughtful questions, either at the POTUS Debates in Campaigns I or II, every one of which he lost miserably on merit if you actually listened and thought, but won handily by bullying, lying and smirking his way. (many lessons from that, 2 b used in BRF debates later... :mrgreen: )
Went to needless wars with Grenada, Libya. I don't remember if Panama was invaded under him or Dubya-1, his uber-sleazy VeeP.
Scrapped the ABM treaty. The Space Weapons Treaty. Funded the Pakiban and turned AFghanistan into what it is todin. Talked an oily line about "New York to Tokyo in 2 hrs" to fund Star Wars/hypersonics (see the world sliding into the utter horror of hypersonic cruise missiles? Thank Ronald Reagan).
Allowed Pakistan to become a nuclear power.
Hired some of the worst warmonger types as his advisors/ Sec Def/SecOState.
Entertained terrorists at the WHOTUS and called them "Freedom Fighters".
Allowed the Death Squads in El Salvador to run riot until they were driven out by the people.
Just b4 RR came to power, the people of Nicaragua had just got rid of their US-puppet dictator Anastasio Somoza. Reagan funded and encouraged the Somoza forces to start an insurrection as the "Contras", and his gang got into a complex deal exchanging CIA money to buy drugs from the Contras, sell to make money to buy weapons for the Contras and to sell to Iran. When trapped, he allowed his NSA, an honest man called Admiral John Poindexter, to "fall on the sword" and go to jail, while Reagan and his gang including Oliver North and General Secord got off scot-free.
Set up the scene for the Iran-Iraq War.
Probably approved the spy operation where a spy C-130 stayed in the radar shadow of KAL 007 which was misdirected to overfly sensitive Soviet nuclear/ missile installations on Sakhalin Island, causing Flt 007 to be shot down by the Soviet Air Force.
Set up the MX Missile system (mobile ICBMs) with MIRV warheads .. and reacted to criticism by calling them
PEACEMAKER

Scared Brezhnev & Co enough that Gorbachev won power and was allowed to surrender the SU rather than risk WW3.
Americans thought he was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Greatest POTUS.
Why? People were so terrified by the vacuum or worse in the WHOTUS that they started doing their jobs and working hard instead of sitting with their thumbs up their musharraf and whining and bickering as they did in the Carter era.


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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby vera_k » 31 Jul 2018 21:18

Trump Alone Can Cut Taxes

In the halls of Congress, the corridors of the administration, and the nerve centers of activist groups, forces are aligning behind a plan: a White House order to index capital gains for inflation.


If this happens, it will free up a lot of capital that today otherwise is parked waiting for estate sales upon transfer on death. Also signals inflation is going higher.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby ramana » 01 Aug 2018 06:32

yes the second part about higher inflation is worrisome.

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Postby ramana » 01 Aug 2018 06:33

shyam wrote:https://www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/FC/FC2F5371043C48FDD95AEDE7B8A49624_Springmeier.-.Bloodlines.of.the.Illuminati.R.pdf



Shyam, Is this part of OBL cache from Abbottabad?

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby shyam » 03 Aug 2018 07:24

Looks like CIA is pushing many hidden documents into public domain. Don't think it has anything to do with Abottabad.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

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Postby ramana » 03 Aug 2018 21:28

Shyam, Since you know the sites you are linking please do post a short description of the content.
A couple of lines at a minimm.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Gus » 04 Aug 2018 00:14

Prosecution having lots of incriminating stuff on Manafort, regarding tax and illegal income. He's going to jail.

So far, holding back on Rick Gates...

mean-e-while, not sure why Trump has not yet accepted R-day invitation. you would think he would jump upon the chance to look at a parade, being adored and fawned upon as a chief guest, make some bombastic statements, force melania to stand near and smile etc...

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby disha » 04 Aug 2018 01:13

vera_k wrote:Trump Alone Can Cut Taxes

In the halls of Congress, the corridors of the administration, and the nerve centers of activist groups, forces are aligning behind a plan: a White House order to index capital gains for inflation.


If this happens, it will free up a lot of capital that today otherwise is parked waiting for estate sales upon transfer on death. Also signals inflation is going higher.


Inflation is tied to wage growth.

And wage growth is tied to investments in innovation and improving "productivity". For example, investment is leading to sites like brandless where you get good quality for bargain price. Its sales are cutting into Amazon and Costco! However the nature of the beast is that there is no substantial wage growth coming due to brandless coming online. Hence the inflation remains tepid.

Inflation is tied to energy.

Due to fracking, the upper limit on oil is now $70.00. And this again is 'sustained' due to continuous cuts. Also the world is changing with less dependency on gas and more focus on EV/Renewables. This keeps the inflation tepid.

I have been hearing about the "inflationary bear" since last 20 years. The worst economic crises I suffered was depression (deflation) and stagflation (in India).

US has reached that point where unless the economy is grossly mismanaged, inflation as seen in 80's is currently a remote possibility.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby shyam » 04 Aug 2018 07:45

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It says that there are 45,000+ sealed indictments at various US courts. It seems the normal number of sealed indictments at any time is 1K+. Rumor says that there is going to be many high profile arrests.

Ramana, could you please ask your lawyer contact who has account with PACER to verify few of the numbers listed in that table? It seems they can search sealed or unopened indictments for any date range in PACER or LexisNexis.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Singha » 04 Aug 2018 09:45

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/03/poli ... index.html

our rabinder singhji and other turncoats benefitted from this cia spy relocation program

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby ramana » 04 Aug 2018 12:39

It's important to understand that US did not become a world power by accident. They worked heard and had a strategy to achieve thus goal.
The first step was to overthrow the British rule and declare Independence and become a Republic.

After winning the Revolutionary War they wrote the Constitution.
Next step was to expand towards the Pacific coast.
They industrialzed massively after the Civil War. By 1892 they were largest steel producer.
Both the world wars led to their becoming a world power.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby A_Gupta » 05 Aug 2018 21:12

An argument that the US is over-using sanctions:
https://www.theatlantic.com/internation ... ar/566771/

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby A_Gupta » 05 Aug 2018 21:18

Some explanation of the #Qanon conspiracy theory and the interest in the count of sealed whatevers in PACER.
https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/sealed- ... onspiracy/

PS: there may be a very simple explanation to the increase in sealed documents in the US court system - increased concerns about privacy.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby shyam » 06 Aug 2018 04:26

^^^
Author's name is interesting. Why would he bother to debunk a fringe conspiracy theory?
Interestingly CIA also released an article about his family in its own website.

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Re: Understanding the US- Again

Postby Gus » 07 Aug 2018 02:08

We need to start thinking of a Pence presidency and what it means for us.

Judging by the don jr developments, if its gotten up to him and threatening him of liability and it comes to jail time for him, Trump might cut a deal to resign. or otherwise, still get impeached if mid-terms go to the democrats.


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