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Trump Links Trade To National Security

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      Trump Links Trade To National Security

      Once again, Fails To Do Homework


      Lumber and Dairy weren't enough? Trump Goes After Canada On Aluminium

      By Ray Cunneff

      April 27, 2017

      On the same day that President Donald Trump reversed himself on his oft-repeated campaign pledge to scrap the 23 year-old NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada, the administration has invoked the "nuclear option" on trade by linking it to national security. And after threatening protectionist tariffs against Canada over hardwood and dairy imports, the administration is now going after Canada over aluminium.

      In 2016, the U.S. imported more than 6.5 million metric tons of aluminum for use in the auto industry, construction and a variety of other sectors. Canada was by far the biggest foreign supplier, with shipments totaling more than 3 million tons. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said “Imports have been flooding into the aluminum industry” and that import restrictions may be needed for the U.S. to continue producing enough "high purity" aluminium for use in military aircraft, armored vehicles, combat vessels and missiles.

      But typically, the administration has acted reflexively without thinking the matter through. It turns out that there is only one U.S. smelter that produces high-purity aluminium and they are having financial difficulty. Furthermore, more than 161,000 American workers' jobs depend upon imported aluminium. And free trade advocates criticized the actions, arguing that they could encourage other countries to begin blocking U.S. exports on national security grounds.

      The Trump administration's trade protectionism has caused Canada to aggressively seek new markets for its products. And just like the aftermath of Trump having scrapped the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP), the remaining eleven nations that formed the partnership have begun negotiations for a new Pacific trade pact - minus the U.S.

      And according to a report from the Bloomberg Business Service titled "America's $1.2 Billion Mexico Milk Trade Is Now at Risk," the world's biggest buyer of U.S. milk is looking for new sources, working on a deal with giant milk producer New Zealand and increasing imports from Europe.

      Canadian international trade analyst Patrick Leblond says ill-conceived, reactionary comments by Trump have an effect, not just on government negotiators but consumers. "It puts a damper on how people see the U.S. and how they see U.S. products."

      As Trump talks about "America First," consumers might be increasingly tempted to pursue a strategy of "America Last."

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/trade-softwood-dai...

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      New Silicon Valley Perk: Paid Time Off To Protest

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          'Like thousands of Bay Area residents, software engineer Risha Mars skipped work on International Women’s Day to rally for women’s issues on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall.

          'Unlike many of her fellow protesters, Ms. Mars didn’t need to worry about taking off on a Wednesday afternoon; she was on paid leave.

          '“I didn’t feel pressured or guilty for leaving work,” she recalls. “I felt very lucky to be able to do that.”

          'About a month before the protest, Mars’s company – a San Francisco startup called Buoyant – joined a handful of others in announcing that it would provide additional paid time off for employees to participate in civic activities. The idea, says Buoyant chief executive William Morgan, is to support democracy by encouraging workers to take the time they need, including office hours, to engage in politics, volunteer work, and civic service.

          '“It’s a recognition of the fact that civic engagement is something that we should be doing not just as individuals but as a company,” he says. “I wanted to make it more clear that we could not be passive citizens in this world.”

          'The policy is drawing renewed attention in the wake of Facebook’s announcementthat it would give its employees paid time off on May 1 to join nationwide protests against President Trump’s immigration policies. Critics say the policy could be construed as another way for left-leaning Silicon Valley to push an anti-conservative agenda. At a time of heightened political partisanship, they say, such a move could be detrimental to efforts to bridge the yawning gap between the political right and left.'

          http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/0427/Ne...

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          U.S. Can't Fight Two Wars At The Same Time Anymore

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              This is based on an old article... But, the question remains: The Current person in the Oval office feels he's playing a "board game" with REAL Lives at stake !, How in ..(Christ ) (an atheist)

              does he expect to fight 2 wars.. one in asia.(North Korea. Europe(Russia) @ the same time??

              This man IS INSANE.......PERIOD !

              last year...

              Why Trump’s Antiwar Message Resonates with White America?

              this year he's BEATING the War Drums !!

              He said during the campaign..



              Now look who's looking to start war, not ONE , but TWO !!


              now in Estonia !!!??

              WHY IS HE President??? Explain it to me like a

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              Dems Threatened Shutdown Over Health Care Vote

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                  This funding bill the GOP has made such a big deal about is set to keep the government funded for ONE WEEK.

                  Even when it's over, for the GOP (and all of us affected by a GOP policy) it ain't over.

                  The Republicans b1tched for years that Democrats didn't pass full spending bills, and now, they're governing by temporary "rough drafts", and claiming they're effectively governing. Really?

                  Republicans, your base is calling. They want your campaign signs removed from their yards.

                  While Republicans would love to hang the shutdown on Democrats, the fact is, Republicans loaded the spending bill with poison pills that would hurt millions of Americans.

                  "If Republicans announce their intention to bring their harmful TrumpCare bill to the House Floor tomorrow or Saturday, I will oppose a one-week Continuing Resolution and will advise House Democrats to oppose it as well," the No. 2 Democratic leader in the House, Steny Hoyer, said in a statement.

                  As for Ryan's tepid claim, trying to lay blame on Democrats if they held up the spending bill, that they were "dragging their feet" I see it another way.



                  The Democrats are standing firm to protect the interests of millions of low-income Americans whose health care access (including even going to a doctor) is threatened by the Republican health (I don't) care bill in which CSRs would be eliminated.

                  If CSRs are eliminated, insurance coverage crashes in this country. So the Democrats are fighting to PROTECT health care coverage for every American who currently has it.

                  In the same article, we see this:

                  Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke Tuesday with White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, telling him that the payments must be included in the spending bill, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with the conversation. Mulvaney had indicated that, while the Trump administration had continued the CSR payments, they had not yet decided whether they would make the May payment, according to a source.

                  And then, we read this:

                  Mulvaney told CNN's Jake Tapper on Tuesday that Democrats had made their request on Obamacare subsidies too late in the negotiating process.
                  "They dropped this Obamacare bailout, these insurance company payments, about two weeks ago," Mulvaney said. "These are things they've brought to the table very late."
                  Insurers are desperate to get some clarity on the issue and make sure the administration continues making the payments.
                  But, Republicans argued that the payments are part of mandatory spending and therefore shouldn't be part of the negotiations.



                  First, at what point in a "negotiation" is a request "too late", Mr. Mulvaney?



                  Second, if CSRs are part of "mandatory spending", how is it your boss is able to threaten stopping those payments at all, and why haven't you taken him to task on that instead of trying to lay the problem at Democrats' feet? Even worse, why are Republicans trying to use mandatory spending on CSRs to scare the American People and use it as a bargaining tool in the first place?



                  Third, what is the definition of "mandatory spending", and how is it the Republicans have been trying to thwart payments at all?


                  Quit trying to game the American People, Republicans. We see you. We know you do not have OUR better interests in mind. If you did, this must-pass spending bill wouldn't cover just the next week. If you approached negotiations honestly, if you did have our better interests in mind, you would have been working to see to it that ALL stakeholders were properly treated in this spending bill, not just your special interests.

                  This means we'll be revisiting another spending bill next week. It means House Democrats will have to fight the health care battle all over again.

                  But the good news is, the military, those on Social Security and disability, and 10s of thousands of federal employees will still get their pay and benefit checks on time. Millions of Americans will still be able to make the rent in May.

                  Like I said, Republicans, we see you. You're playing games with our LIVES, right down to the timing of the fights.

                  Once again, it's Republicans who are taking the country hostage using funding bills to do it.

                  We've seen this movie.

                  It stunk the first five times you showed it to us in 2011.

                  Get a grip. Get your acts together. Do something that shows us and the world that you have a clue as to how to govern effectively and FAIRLY.

                  Browbeating, bullying, bait and switch, and blaming are not democratic governing techniques.

                  They are the techniques of tyrants.

                  http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/25/politics/shutdown-bo...


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                  Impeach The Idiot.

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                      I started this post as a series of five (or so) posts that would lay out what I thought were the difficulties and consequences of trying to impeach a sitting President. It is even more difficult when his party controls Congress. It is yet more difficult when there's a five hundred billion dollar deal that is going to be affected by it.

                      To make matters worse this particular Idiot is supported by a large number of the electorate that chose him because of his use of the "hate" factor. I guess we should lay out more factors that make this particular idiot almost invincible: This idiot "rules" a country that used to be a democracy, but is fast becoming a Capitalistic Oligarchy, ruled by a few mega- millionaires and billionaires and subject to the whims of these few. The political party that the idiot belongs to seems to be run by a couple of wealthy Texans who have been trying to buy America for years. (more later, I need to wash my mouth out first)

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                      BREAKING: Flynn Warned In 2014

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                          Flynn Warned In 2014

                          UPDATE: 4/27/2017

                          Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement, according to new documents obtained by the House oversight committee.

                          The inspector general of the Department of Defense also opened an investigation of Flynn earlier this month, according to an April 11 letter released by the oversight committee Thursday.

                          http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia...


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                          The #resistance In Its First 100 Days?

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                              Today (and presumably throughout this coming weekend) we have seen our site "blow up" as discussions of Trump's first 100 days in office come upon us. From his "achievements" (more than any president in history, we are told) to his planned assault on the American public in the remaining days of this week (we are witnessing), I think it is time to level the playing field a bit.

                              So I am suggesting that we do our very own review of the first 100 days of the Trump resistance. I further suggest we figure out a way to blast it into the center of the conversation post haste. It would just seem fair, after all.

                              So, if you can think of any achievements made by those resisting the human middle finger, how about putting them down. We'll compile a (reasonable) list, and then we could figure out how to get that conversation into the mainstream hearts and minds of the American citizen. I'll start:

                              No, in fact yours was NOT the largest attendance for a Presidential Inauguration. We called you on it, until you had to experience "walking back" a lie.

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                              Trump Wants To Break Up The 9th Circuit Court For Always Ruling Against Him

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                                  I thought this was satire and did some checking. It appears that that megalomaniac really believes he can do that,

                                  http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/330757...

                                  BY JOHN BOWDEN -

                                  President Trump is considering breaking up the 9th Circuit Court after a federal district court judge in its jurisdiction blocked his order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities."

                                  In a Wednesday interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump said "there are many people who want to break up the 9th Circuit. It's outrageous."

                                  In the interview, Trump accused liberals of "judge-shopping" for a court that would strike down his executive order.

                                  "I mean, the language on the ban, it reads so easy that a reasonably good student in the first grade will fully understand it. And they don't even mention the words in their rejection on the ban," Trump said.

                                  Trump claimed the court oversteps its authority and that his opponents "immediately run" to the court for "semi-automatic" rulings.

                                  The 9th Circuit earlier this year blocked Trump's executive order that barred immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries and banned all Syrian refugees from the U.S. for a period of time.

                                  Earlier Wednesday, Trump railed against the 9th Circuit over a judge blocking his order withholding funds from sanctuary cities.

                                  If Trump decides to move forward with plans to break up the court, he'll have Republican support. Earlier this year, Sen Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) voiced support for breaking up the court, which is seen as one of the most liberal in the country.

                                  On Tuesday, a federal judge rejected Trump's order to defund sanctuary cities, arguing that the White House had overreached with requirements not related to law enforcement.

                                  The 9th Circuit Court covers Arizona, California, Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and Hawaii, as well as Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
                                  Eighteen of the court's 25 judges were appointed by Democratic presidents.

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                                      The Orangeman is on his way to destroying the lives and families in three countries. NAFTA is an integral part of all three economies and could use some renegotiating that could benefit all parties involved. The United States under this administration can't come to the table assuming that it must be to our benefit only because we're dealing with sovereign countries.

                                      For a man that says he's a great negotiator, he is failing to undeterstand that this is not a business deal. Trade agreements are essential to the growth and development of the country, its people, and the industries that will be involved in the exchange of trade and commerce. He stated he would bring jobs back, but at every turn is bad deals will bring about job losses.

                                      Trump close to notifying Canada, Mexico of intent to withdraw from NAFTA - The Washington Post

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