One Year of Trump

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Roadeur
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Roadeur » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:40 am

So many ways that Trump's politics are reprehensible, but I'm fairly certain his political attitude to climate change is the one that makes me the most enraged. He's either so ill-educated that he genuinely thinks scientists are all wrong and/or politically-motivated about such a huge global challenge, or he doesn't give a shit and he's just politically positioning on the future of our planet and global populations that have to deal with the repercussions of his actions, with the major impact being (as ever) on the most vulnerable.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45859325

Reyne
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Reyne » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:52 pm

Probably the latter.

In addition to what Benito posted, NHTSA/EPA/DOE released the following report recently:

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.g ... deis_0.pdf

“reductions will be needed globally to avoid using all of the carbon budget would require substantial increases in technology innovation and adoption compared to today’s levels and would require the economy and the vehicle fleet to substantially move away from the use of fossil fuels, which is not currently technologically feasible or economically practicable.”


Kind of buried in there.

So this is Trump administration agencies saying "the global temp will probably be 7-8 degrees higher by 2100, it is definitely caused by humans, and it will be disastrous. However to change anything at this point would be too hard, so let's not." In fact, they are using this as justification for freezing fuel efficiency standards because hey, if the climate is boned anyway then screw it.

As Trump says it's all fake news, a hoax, a liberal plot etc... but then, the Trump International group files applications for seawall permits to protect their golf courses and specifically cite global warming and the risks inherent to it (weather, sea levels rising, etc) as to why they need seawalls. What a joke.

Maghus
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Maghus » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:17 am

Climate change is fake news. They used to call it global warming but changed it because it wasnt broad enough for their lies to fit. Mother earth gives us oil to burn as god intended. The future is looking just great to me :D I imagine after Trump's 2020 landslide victory America will resemble a cross between The man in the high castle and A handmaids tale. All praise be to the Most High!

Benito
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Benito » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:30 pm

Anyone paying attention to the tax cuts for the wealthy last year knew that it would add massive amounts to the deficit, and that Republicans would then use this as an excuse to cut programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This is exactly what's happening:
Now, amid reports that the deficit had grown by 17 percent to almost $800 billion in fiscal year 2018, and that it is headed toward—you guessed it—the $1 trillion mark, McConnell says it’s not his fault. Nor, he claims, is it the fault of the billionaires and corporations he and Ryan represent...

...A substantial portion of the blame for these deficits is on him. According to a new analysis from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the McConnell-Ryan tax measure “is projected to add about $230 billion to the deficit, including its effects on interest costs and economic growth.” At the same time, the McConnell-Ryan budget for 2018, with its massive increase in military spending, “is projected to add another $190 billion.”

“Taken together, legislation enacted in FY 2018 will add $445 billion to next year’s deficit, enough to explain nearly half of the near trillion-dollar deficits the country is likely to face,” explains the nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog group.

Ehnpeycee
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Ehnpeycee » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:34 am

Orange man bad.

#Resist #BelieveWomen #BlueWave

Maghus
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Maghus » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:19 am

Things are getting interesting. Place your bets on what will happen.

"Minutes ago, President Donald Trump signed DEPLOYMENT ORDERS for the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army, instructing them to deploy from Ft. Bragg, NC, to the U.S. southern border at Mexico.

In addition, the 1st Armored Division of the United States Army at Ft. Bliss, TX (Corrected Base info at 7:18 PM EDT) has been given 72 Hour ready-standby orders to begin shipping armored vehicles to the southern border via rail.

Covert Intelligence information confirms the present "migrant caravan" heading toward the US border from Honduras and Guatemala has grown to slightly more than TEN THOUSAND, but that an additional 40,000 Mexicans are staging in northern Mexico to join-up with that caravan.

The OPEN PLAN THEY ARE IMPLEMENTING is for more than fifty thousand of these so-called "migrants" to physically storm the U.S. border to gain entry into our country.

President Trump is not going to allow that.

Article 4, Section 4 of the US Constitution REQUIRES the federal government to protect each of the states from invasion. The "migrant caravan" is now classified as "an invasion force" against which the US government will take action."

Reyne
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Reyne » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:31 pm

That's funny considering the 1st Armored are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan and the 82nd just came off of deployment. What would you need paratroopers or combat air brigades for anyway? It's wild how a good third or more of the country just believes literal fantasies about hordes of invading others. They're here to take our nonexistent benefits!!!

Usually domestic military deployments have to be approved by Congress, by the way.

How's everyone's retirement portfolios feeling? Still rosy on those tax cuts?

Fuujin
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Fuujin » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:00 pm

"invasion force"

I like how Americans purposefully ignore the impact that American foreign policy has had on South America. Through our policies we've impoverished these nations so that we could get rich. Through our policies we've built up and enriched the cartels which run rampant. Through our policies we've hampered and damaged these nations' ability to fix themselves. And as a result these people are seeking refugee status in America, the only place where they can be free from American foreign policy. Refugee status/asylum is something that the US, by international law and treat, is obligated to provide. And as these people are fleeing American foreign policy, we have an even greater moral obligation to take these people in.

It's not an invasion. That is simply racist drivel from the right and the President to scare particular demographics of Americans. It's the language of fearmongers and bigots.

Lea
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Lea » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:44 pm

Fuujin wrote:"invasion force"

I like how Americans purposefully ignore the impact that American foreign policy has had on South America. Through our policies we've impoverished these nations so that we could get rich. Through our policies we've built up and enriched the cartels which run rampant. Through our policies we've hampered and damaged these nations' ability to fix themselves. And as a result these people are seeking refugee status in America, the only place where they can be free from American foreign policy. Refugee status/asylum is something that the US, by international law and treat, is obligated to provide. And as these people are fleeing American foreign policy, we have an even greater moral obligation to take these people in.

It's not an invasion. That is simply racist drivel from the right and the President to scare particular demographics of Americans. It's the language of fearmongers and bigots.


THANK YOU

Vaen
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Re: One Year of Trump

Postby Vaen » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:46 pm

Reyne wrote:That's funny considering the 1st Armored are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan and the 82nd just came off of deployment. What would you need paratroopers or combat air brigades for anyway? It's wild how a good third or more of the country just believes literal fantasies about hordes of invading others. They're here to take our nonexistent benefits!!!

Usually domestic military deployments have to be approved by Congress, by the way.

How's everyone's retirement portfolios feeling? Still rosy on those tax cuts?


And then you call Maghus a well-dressed person of quality. It's essentially a game of fact-check + make him cry, not much else goes through. Go back a few pages if you want to see him start to crack like a little bitch, it's pretty hilarious.


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