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The NP's Official USA Political Thread

Located in The Break Room started by lennco, Jul 20, 2012.

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Who is to Blame for the Troubled US Economy?

  1. Both Parties

    151 vote(s)
    49.7%
  2. Neither Party

    28 vote(s)
    9.2%
  3. Democrats

    52 vote(s)
    17.1%
  4. Republicans

    73 vote(s)
    24.0%
  1. enlytend

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    A year’s a lifetime in this administration...
     
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    Cressida Dick, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan... When you have a Dick and a Khan't in charge, what else can you expect?
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    Mean? :ROFL::ROFL: And what about all those exotic words you and others have to describe Trump?

    Now I'm gonna look for more "needless mean" stuff about Hillary...
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    Some guy said: "Don't bring your knick-knacks to work if Trump hires you". lol
     
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    .@POTUS: "My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea. We may even have a 'Space Force.'"
    Fox News‏Verified account @FoxNews 35m35 minutes ago

    I did just reg that in .com with the word the in front of it. Let's do it.

    I think results coming in soon from that election in Pennsylvania
     
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    Frankly IMO, these Ambassadors are old school. With Skype, who needs this expense? What real function do they serve other than symbolic? Please educate me as to what function they do that cannot be done remotely? Spy outlets I suppose. They also issue passports, and cutting immigration means bye-bye to those jobs. Secretary of state could have floating staff flying around on commercial flights as needed instead. What do they do at foreign embassies? They dont help many travelers, just stamp passports. I have read story after story about no help to travelers. Non essential imo. And look what happened at Benghazi. Disgusting.

    I would cut all administration in Govt, and increase pay of the 20% who do a great job supporting the 80% non producers unable to be employed outside the DC Swamp. Give them severance, poof no more ongoing overhead. One Ambassador per geograhic region to cut ribbons, shake hands and smile for the camera. Lol. This isn’t morse code era, instant communications make certain jobs obsolete. Turkey is a mess. Forget it. They hate us anyway. Most all of Africa too.

    And the Jerusalem embassy thing, its to me devisive, for the US now currently has enough Pro Palestine haters of the US, wait to see that mess in the future. Someone explain to me why the move? More symbolic than productive it seems.

    When Ross Perot spoke in 92 of more Govt employees versus manufacturing jobs was 10 years after the beginning of the current demise. Way too many Govt employees and paper shuffling are simply non essential overhead. Smart private companies reduce overhead expenses to get budget under control. The Veterans admin is still a mess. The VA has hundreds of Admin/Medical officers/Dr’s that make more money at $250-400k a year. Especially in lower cost states. Thats more than private practice, ridiculous. Private Doctors risk malpractice and their entire business to make less than some Govt employee, who cannot be fired? Career bureaucrats need to be filtered out, less chiefs and better pay for indians.

    https://www.federalpay.org/employees/occupations/medical-officer. 2016

    https://www.federalpay.org/employees/occupations/medical-officer/2007 Notice the overhead increase, since 2007 yet Veterans services declined.

    The Veterans themselves deserve the best treatment and medical care, great hands on surgeons, nurses and non administrators are needed. From what I read, they are not being paid what they deserve. I think entire system should be somehow semi privatized. Behind Pentagon, 2nd in most overhead.

    The President announced military pay raises today, excellent move. Maybe if they laid off administrators it might be more balanced.

    1992 Flashback from a great guy. 26 years of uncontrolled Govt growth, doubling deficit, increased imports, job losses in private industry. Everything has gotten worse since then. He speaks of the lobbyist revolving door way back then.

     
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    Are the normal police still unarmed bobbys? Never understood that. His visit to texas and lecture about censoring people that vocally dislike him is complete B.S. if he does not want to read twitter, then turn it off. Turn off all the fiber into the UK, problem solved. Don’t dictate laws internationally.
     
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    Old and busted: Tillerson is a RU stooge.

    New liberal hotness: Tillerson fired for opposing RU.

     
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    His calling out Russia is all the more remarkable given his very extensive ties with Russia, he even got an award from Putin himself. Not a fan of the guy at all, but he seems to have more spine than his boss. And a moderating voice in comparison to his successor.
    I don't know where he stands exactly but at least he was telling it like it is, because 45 wouldn't.
     
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    Lauren Southern ATTACKED by “anti-fascist” thugs in London!


    This girl have more balls than all that leftie scum out there...
     
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    One of the first things Sadiq Kahn't did after being elected mayor of Londonistan was to ban these and other similar ads from public transportation...
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    But... he has no problem with...
    ‘Praise Allah’ bus slogans get green light just months after Lord’s Prayer ad gets banned
    The slogan reads ‘Subhan Allah’ – which translates as ‘Glory be to God’ – and will feature on hundreds of buses across the country as part of a campaign by the Islamic Relief.
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/6...ust-months-after-Lord-s-Prayer-ad-gets-banned
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    Sadiq "the Snake" Kahn, hates Trump, hates conservatives and Christians and managed to get elected because the majority of London's population is non-British with a very high % being Muslim and they vote for the left wing Labour Party, a party that is only a step or two from being comunist.

    The Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn is a great admirer of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro, Hezbollah, Hamas, Muammar Qaddafi and was very upset when U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. Another POS that could win the next UK elections. If Teresa May is pretty useless, just imagine this ass*ole in power

    As for Bobbies being armed, Kate would give you better info, but from what I understand the majority don't carry arms, except in Northern Ireland. But I wouldn't be surprised if things don't change, if crime and terrorism increase a lot more, which has been happening in recent years, especially with the non-stop invasion of illegals from all over in tthe past decade or two.

    The Vast Majority of U.K. Police Don’t Carry Guns. Here’s Why.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/why-london-won-t-arm-all-police-despite-severe-terror-n737551
     
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    Ambassadors are official representatives of their heads of state. They coordinate the other two dozen or so US departments that operate in a region. If they got the position by working their way up through the foreign service (not all do) they know the history, the people, the culture, the issues, the language, and have relationships in the region that they can leverage when needed.

    Embassies and embassy personnel (consuls, vice consuls, etc.) are there to support American travelers and expats in the country.

    Meetings can employ global teleconferencing technology (more sophisticated than Skype) but don’t fully substitute for face to face meetings where you can shake someone’s hand, and bond and converse less formally over a meal. The relationships you build can be a valuable tool in diplomacy.

    Despite the award, he seems to have fallen out of favor with Vlad at least several months ago.
     
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    Joy Behar Responds to Vice Pres. Pence and Apologizes | The View


    Joy Behar has a long history of attacking Christians

    Joy Behar, believes faith in Christ is a “mental illness.” She’s trashed Christians her entire career and now we’re supposed to believe this apology?

    Hey Joy... Your Fake apology is NOT accepted...




     
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    Then are they still effective now in 2018? and if so in what? I mean for example private busineses usually have sales reps, contracted in the country in which to do business. No embassy gets involved normally. This sort of job could be privatized as well, hire on the ground consultants and give jobs locally as needed. I know the CIA does it anyway. Locals, just like sales reps.

    Meddling in other governments has caused so much war, fighting and other problems. Right? The US imposing our capitalism around the world hasn’t been successful, otherwise all these illegal immigrants would prefer to stay in their home country. Inequality and Caste systems still exist and won’t go away. Foreign interventions post WW2 are to me almost all total failures. Maybe Kuwait and the UN in former Yugoslavia but that was combined EU work. Failures like Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan (sadly is dragging on forever, I recall the Soviet occupation days). Now Syria.

    Now all the EU pushback on the FANG. Thats simple, the EU does their own censoring at their own discretion and expense. If this Khan does not like it, well they can censor it themselves.

    Look at our own hemisphere in Latin America, United Fruit exploitation, overthrown Allende, what impact were ambassadors in argentinas dirty war? They ran away asaik. Then the bungling of the Bush takeover of Iraq.

    I think you know that I represent a low budget, hands off approach, small govt, small business just the opposite of these messes we get in. I go overboard on the isolationism thing, but agree with the America first program, but remain skeptical. Disruption is the new cliche’ word, so disrupting traditional government seems to be advantageous to me as a taxpayer. My 2 cents.
     
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    Close, just 755 apart

    Lamb - 107,556 - 49.9% - Dem
    Saccone - 106,801- 49.5%

    Just woke up, heard they're counting absentee ballots right now

    Not looking good for Republicans, even if Saccone manages to come back and squeak by

    only 95 vote lead now
     
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    Fake apology I’d say. But what would you expect from the View? The lack of Classy behavior is just pervasive. But outrageous sells.
     
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    Amazing because all I heard for weeks was what corrupt capitalist / russian apologist / oligarch loving tool he when appointed.

    Glad we can agree on something.
     
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    Lamb back up by 847, absentee votes in some counties counted tomorrow, red counties

    3206+ absentee ballots to be counted, Saccone needs to get 63%

    Trump won by 20% here

    Washinton County to count 1,195 tonight instead of tomorrow

    Just heard that district is 94% White, and a Dem can win.

    Projection: Barring a major tabulation error, Conor Lamb (D) has defeated Rick Saccone (R) in #PA18.
    Dave Wasserman‏Verified account @Redistrict 1m1 minute ago

    No matter what happens tonight in #PA18, I want people to remember 2 things: 1. There should've never been a special election in the first place. Tim Murphy had a sex scandal involving his mistress. Republican values. 2. This is a Republican district. It shouldn't even be close.
    Scott Dworkin‏Verified account @funder 57m57 minutes ago


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    NAFTA, Worked out great didn’t it? The Gore lies “side agreements” oh, they worked great. Ross employed thousands of people. Gore majored in Govt. never employed anyone or in private business.

     
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    Manafort is not the prison type . He’ll get less if he flips.

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    The truth is, Russia is a bigger and more immediate threat to the West as a whole than North Korea.
    I understand Pompeo is more hawkish and more likely to have a tough line on Russia. Will his boss follow through ?
     

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