It’s All About Asia, As Trump Becomes A Dud

Submitted by Pachamama

trumpWe’ve spent considerable time trying to understand the meanings for the election of Donald Trump. And while he has been talking loud but saying little, we refused to relocate our primary foci as trained on the ‘deep state’ forces surrounding him.

Yes, anyone calling himself POTUS must have some influence. But we’ve had presidents before who made all kinds of grandiose claims while foreign and domestic policy continues, on autopilot. Continued as if guided by an imperceptible, invisible force of nature. The adage of an invisible hand, you may say?

Trump’s own domestic policy, casted in broad strokes, has not gotten off to a very auspicious start. On both domestic and foreign policy Trump’s mouthings have a number of commonalities with the establishment agenda. It may be a matter of who is really boss. Trump or the ‘deep state’ forces. Is he capable of recognized the differentials in relative power.

There are no higher levels of analysis than the readings of what is to happen within the ‘deep state’ apparati. Trump maybe no more worthless or fails to work less than any of his predecessors but this old man river keeps rolling on. His grandiosity however, may leave a larger gap of failure as misplaced expectations quickly deflate, as with a busted hot air balloon.

This last week has shown us that Trump is largely a figurehead. It was a week where his National Security Adviser (NSA), Mike Flynn, was forced out under heavy fire from ‘deep state’ agents controlling the media – the ‘presstitutes’. The presstitutes in the mainstream cannot take any of these concerted actions unless supported by their bosses and these bosses have ‘deep state’ infrastructures throughout networks – CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, etc. So when we see the mainstream behaving this way we must see the hand of the ‘deep state’.

On occasions when the ‘deep state’ does not support the leaking of information you should expect them, the media, to focus on the leakers or whistle-blowers, not the contents of the leaks.

And based on our reading of the intent of the continuing invisible government, other Trump acolytes will be forcibly removed in the coming weeks. These will include Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway. What we are witnessing are essentially military manoeuvres. Chess pieces are being carefully re-positioned. They have little to do with Trump or Flynn or Bannon or Conway, per se. These are movements for war. War with Russia and Iran, but eventually China aimed at the stupendous prize – Asia.

And ‘deep state’ forces are re-asserting the battle field, at home and abroad, for foreign military confrontation. Enforcing the militaristic discourses in media. Demonizing Russia and other alleged foes. Replacing would-be ‘doves’ with genuinely reliable ‘hawks’. Replacing the impending secondary role for America in global affairs with an expansion of dominance, hegemony, empire.

And should Trump, himself, fail to continue to make the required concessions or properly recognize ‘the powers that-be’ he too will be impeached within a few years and may even end up in prison, or worse. The forces to which we refer have never been afraid of the presidency. Unlike Trump’s dreams, they see it as a figurehead standing in for the real power.

Another example of ‘deep state’ operations would be the role of Victoria Nulands as former assistant secretary of state under Hillary Clinton. Both she and her husband are original neocons of PNAC fame. Yet, there are joined at the hip with democrats to advance a war agenda. The neo-cons transcend party tribalism. Obedience to the ‘deep state’ is primary. And the ‘deep state’ wants endless war for resources.

Nulands is now a Ukrainian citizen and a senior member of the Ukrainian government. As an American citizen Nulands engaged in a conspiracy to bring down one Ukrainian government as preparation for the advance of NATO to Russia’s border and a wider hot war where nuclear weapons could be used.

All these are ‘deep state’ preparations for war on Russia but within the context of the larger objective – Asia. In collusion with George Soros, billions were expended in this massive conspiracy against Russia. These are the transcendent operations of the ‘deep state’. And Trump thinks that any president of the USA could stop this through a personal ‘friendship’ with Putin and Russia! What a pipe-dream!

The deep state and its military-industrial-security-intelligence-complex will not risk the possibility of a peace dividend. It will never risk the curtailment of its trillion-dollar budgets. It will not risk the end of US dollar supremacy. It will not risk the possibility of playing second fiddle to China and the massive New Silk Road projects planned. Not even the spectre of nuclear war will temper western greed for Asia’s resources.

This struggle for ‘eternal’ global supremacy is complex. So much so that ‘allies’ like the United Kingdom seem willing to forego their historical alliances for the promise to be ‘banker to the Chinese’. They’ll need trillions for their world-altering physical expansion in Central Asia. Successive British conservative governments have been convinced that the Chinese ‘horse’ is the right bet.

This was a week where talk about the normalization of relations with Russia took a back seat. Trump himself sent a twit suggesting that Russia should return Crimea to Ukraine. This represents a significant reversal to his previous position, and in short order, even within the context of his quixotic, chaotic behaviours, policy prescriptions, as mouthed. Writings would be a disadvantage to his fickle nature.

If there was any doubt that the ‘deep state’ forces were re-asserting themselves after the election, it was immediate removed as efforts were made to impose Robert Harward as Flynn’s replacement. Harward being a traditional pair of national security hands. Hands unlikely to depart from the well-developed thinking of the foreign policy establishment in Washington.

To reinforce this shift in perceived power, Harward demanded that, should he take the job, he would have had to be given control over those comprising the membership of the National Security Council (NSC). An obvious attempt at removing Bannon, a Trump acolyte, establishing a direct line to the President and re-empowering the traditional foreign policy establishment types, of which Harward himself derives.

While Trump was sent to the kiddie’s table – in Florida – to stroke his damaged ego, his Vice President Pence was jetted to Europe to reinforce traditional American warring alliances with a still expanded NATO. Nobody remembers anymore the promises made to Russia by Bush, number one, and endorsed by Clinton.

NATO’s main projects currently is to threaten Russia’s western perimeter. Promote the notion that Russia is aggressive in the Baltic states. Engage the Russians in the Black Sea. Limit its access to the Bosphorus Straits. Deny Russia use of its warm water ports in Syria; possibly Libya, Egypt and Lebanon as medium term objectives. This is a policy of total war!

The frightful Trump ‘revolution’ is being aborted by ‘deep state’ forces. Those forces are making it clear that war with Russia is their tactical and immediate objective, not the leap of ‘faith’ Trump represented to some. Trump seems to have forgotten the USA was built on war. And a target of such war cannot be befriended by the POTUS.

‘Deep state’ forces are saying the ‘pivot to Asia’ is their strategic objective, not better relations with Russia. These forces seem to believe that a ‘limited’ war with Russia will defang her; open-up China for a war to decide the future or the fortunes of Asia. Kissinger’s edit has long been ‘whoever controls Asia (Central Asia) will dominate the next century’. That still guides the ‘deep state’.

When Donald Trump burst onto the political scene we discussed all kinds of ideas in attempting to explain this perceived deviation from the mean. Those included the possibility of a fascist American regime. The truth is that the ‘deep state’ will not now sanction such a re-orientation. We are more likely to see an extension of neo-liberalism even as capitalism continues to fail, miserably. There will be no fixes supported by the ‘deep state’. Stealing other peoples’ resources was always the way the West escaped capitalism’s failures.

Less than 30 days into this Trump presidency we have arrived at firm determinations. There will be no departure from the recent governing traditions even if some unsavoury attempts are made to further pressurize populations, at home and abroad. Grand Chessboard priorities will continue to determine our destiny.

The signs have finally started to emerge that Trump is no more than a loud mouth dud. This impotence will leave us in the same relative position that we have always been, may be worse. More wars and rumours of wars. More resource wars at home and abroad. Social disruptions created by Trump will interfere with the world only on the margins but ‘deep state’ forces will continue to be as in control as they have long been.

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150 Comments on “It’s All About Asia, As Trump Becomes A Dud”

  1. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 21, 2017 at 8:13 PM #

    It’s embarrassing how easily the slave mentality can be triggered in weak minded black men, it’s shameful and a disgrace. ..that’s why I told the idiots ACs to stop using the term “alternative facts”…just because they heard the retarded Conway using it.

    …..dummies, now all the fools are talking about fake news…and have no clue what they are speaking about.

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  2. de pedantic Dribbler February 21, 2017 at 9:44 PM #

    Mr Blogmaster what the blogger is saying is factual inaccurate. It would not be fair to call it a lie because he simply has not really checked the background of his remarks and repeats statements made by others (like the ‘my victory is the largest electoral college tally since Reagan’) without applying his own level of rigueur and intelligent analysis.

    Perspective: The Supreme Court accepts for review ONLY about 0.01% of cases across the US appellate system… ONE in every 100!

    Then of that 7,000+ cases sent to the Supremes every year about 70 odd are ACTUALLY accepted for review.

    So in fact and reality the the comment that the 9th Circuit get overturned 80% of the time means that literally they may be eight of 10 ACTUAL cases HEARD (in any year) from that circuit that are reversed.

    BUT… 10,000 cases are filed in that circuit most years so over 9,990 never reach SCOTUS. This circuit is the largest and hears more cases –often three or five times more – than other circuits.

    Take a kernel of truth and make it your own bushel of misdirection…despite the overwhelming realities that paint a vastly different picture.

    Sweet, cause it works for them wonderfully.

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  3. Simple Simon February 21, 2017 at 10:05 PM #

    @Colonel Buggy February 21, 2017 at 5:07 PM “Is there a Fifth columnist among the Caribbean leaders? Found it strange that Trump, would have singled out Trinidad and Tobago, by making a call to its Prime Minister , immediately after the Caricom Heads of Government meeting in Guyana. It would have been more prudent if Trump had called the Caricom Chairman ,while the CHOG was in session.”

    trump did not call Rowley becayse he is in love wit him. Very likely he called him because this is making the rounds, including on the front page of today’s new York Times

    “Trying to staunch Trinidad’s flow of young recruits to ISIS
    http://www.postnewsreport.com/trying-to-stanch-trinidads-flow-of-young-recruits-to-isis/
    President Trump spoke by telephone over the weekend with Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago about terrorism and other security challenges, including foreign fighters, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a White House spokeswoman, said.

    Trinidad has a history of Islamist extremism — a radical Muslim group was responsible for a failed coup in 1990 that lasted six days, and in 2012 a Trinidadian man was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a plot to blow up Kennedy International Airport. Muslims make up only about 6 percent of the population, and the combatants often come from the margins of society, some of them on the run from criminal charges.

    They saw few opportunities in an oil-rich nation whose economy has declined with the price of petroleum, experts say. Some were gang members who either converted or were radicalized in prison, while others have been swayed by local imams who studied in the Middle East, according to Muslim leaders and American officials.

    The young men found solace in radical Islamist websites and social media.

    And in the call to jihad.

    In contrast to the laws of many countries, it is not illegal in Trinidad to join the so-called caliphate, though the government wants to change that. One hundred to 130 people have made the trip to Syria from Trinidad, which has a population of 1.3 million, according to a former United States ambassador, John L. Estrada, and Trinidad’s minister of national security, Edmund Dillon.

    By comparison, about 250 citizens of the United States, a country with 240 times the population, had joined the extremists or attempted to travel to Syria by late 2015, according to a House Homeland Security Committee report.

    Per capita, Trinidad has the greatest number of foreign fighters from the Western Hemisphere who have joined the Islamic State, said Mr. Estrada, who stepped down after the inauguration of President Trump last month.

    “Trinidadians do very well with ISIL,” Mr. Estrada said. “They are high up in the ranks, they are very respected and they are English-speaking. ISIL have used them for propaganda to spread their message through the Caribbean.”

    Much of the information about the identities of those who went abroad comes from American intelligence sources, although local imams and Islamic leaders all said they knew several people, including women, who had left.

    “I know whole families that went,” said Imtiaz Mohammed, president of the Islamic Missionaries Guild, which does charity work in Trinidad and the Middle East.

    Juan S. Gonzalez, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, said the bulk of Islamic State fighters from Latin America originated in Trinidad and Tobago. The numbers underscore a risk of lone-wolf attacks in the region, he added.

    “As the United States continues to corner ISIS and defeat them, a lot of these guys aren’t going to feel they have safe quarters,” Mr. Gonzalez said. “Is the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, prepared for these guys to return back to their countries? This is a real vulnerability.”

    He noted that people in the Caribbean enjoyed visa-free travel throughout the islands, which makes it fairly easy to travel to the Bahamas, and from there make a “short jump” to South Florida.

    The United States, which encouraged Trinidad to tighten its laws, has hosted meetings with Muslim leaders at the embassy in Port of Spain, and paid for several to attend anti-extremism workshops in the United States.

    Mr. Sabur, the young radical from Enterprise, is one of a handful of Trinidadians known to have died in Syria. Others include Shawn Parson, who appeared in an Islamic State recruiting video. He was targeted by an F.B.I. program that, with the cooperation of the military, sought to eliminate the group’s social media figures, often with drone strikes.

    Last summer, Shane Crawford, also known as Abu Sa’d al-Trinidadi, perhaps Trinidad’s best-known Islamic State recruit, was prominently featured in an article in the group’s magazine, Dabiq, in which he called for attacks on Western embassies.

    Mr. Crawford said he had been influenced by Islamic lectures and a Trinidadian Muslim leader, Ashmead Choate. Mr. Choate “attained martyrdom” in Ramadi, Iraq, the article said.

    The genesis of today’s rising militancy, Mr. Crawford added in the article, can be traced to the failed 1990 coup, when a group of radical Muslims took legislators hostage in a siege of Parliament. When it was over, two dozen people were dead.

    Yasin Abu Bakr, 76, who led that uprising and has since been released from prison, said the government had created a climate where young Muslims did not feel safe or welcome in the military or civil service. “This is total discrimination and isolation against young Muslims in Trinidad,” he said in an interview.

    Trinidad’s attorney general, Faris Al-Rawi, said that after the coup, wearing Muslim garb “took on a certain appeal.”

    “A lot of people who were not genuinely Muslim or otherwise took on the persona to carry on their thuggery,” he added.

    Mr. Al-Rawi said Mr. Crawford was believed to have died in Syria. His mother, Joan Crawford, said she had heard rumors that he had been badly wounded.

    Ms. Crawford, 62, said that her son had been falsely accused of plotting to kill the Trinidadian prime minister, and that this had diminished his professional prospects, even though he ran a fish business and had experience in plumbing.

    “Once you are branded a terrorist in your own country, what could you do?” said Ms. Crawford, a former Spiritual Baptist who converted to Islam after her son did. “I did cry, because I knew I would never see him again. I did not get to say goodbye.”

    Efforts to combat the flow of young Muslims to overseas battlefields have been complicated by the ambivalence toward, and sometimes support for, the jihadi cause among some imams and the recruits’ parents. In an interview that began and ended with a prayer, Mr. Sabur said he had welcomed his son’s death as a martyr: “I felt elated. Speaking about it now, I am over-elated.”

    The Trinidadian government last week introduced a series of amendments that would criminalize membership in the Islamic State and other extremist organizations. People who traveled to certain regions would be presumed to be doing so for terrorism, and the burden to prove otherwise would be on them, Mr. Al-Rawi said.

    Mr. Mohammed, of the Islamic Missionaries Guild, criticized the proposed legislation, saying groups like his that make trips to the Middle East are often engaged in charity work and could be unfairly singled out.

    “You can’t just go to a court and have a judge tell you that you are guilty with no evidence, just an assumption,” he said.

    Mr. Mohammed has publicly denounced the Islamic State, but noted that his own United States visa and commercial pilot’s license had been revoked after a terrorism suspect passed through his Islamic center.

    A senior intelligence official in Trinidad who was not authorized to speak publicly said he worried that the proposed legislation would make people who would have left for Syria plan attacks at home instead.

    He said about 15 or 20 of the Islamic State recruits spent two weeks before their trips at a mosque in Rio Claro, about 50 miles southeast of Port of Spain. There, they attended an orientation, the official said.

    Umar Abdullah, an Islamic activist, said he had been among those who encouraged the would-be fighters.

    Despite having made thinly veiled threats to Americans in the past, which led a cruise ship on its way to Trinidad to turn back, Mr. Abdullah has since denounced extremism, and now says Muslims must work with the United States to “change the narrative.” It would be “stupid” to try to attack the United States Embassy, he said.

    “At one point in time I was a strong believer in that, and I still believe it to some extent,” Mr. Abdullah said. “But to do something like that would put the Muslim community in harm’s way. We would not be able to stand the fallout of that type of action.”

    The imam in Rio Claro, Nazim Mohammed, denied running an Islamic State training program, and insisted that he operated an elementary school and a weekly food program for the poor. But he acknowledged that two of his children and five of his grandchildren were in Syria, and that the adults were believed to be involved with the Islamic State.

    “Killing and murdering is not Islamic,” Nazim Mohammed, 75, said in an interview. “Our program is to help people. You know how many people have come here for help?”

    He insisted that his children did not notify him of their plans, and he shrugged off the group’s influence.

    “Who is ISIS?” he said. “ISIS is just a few people.”

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  4. Pachamama February 21, 2017 at 10:26 PM #

    21 FEBRUARY 2017 • 4:25PM
    ”An Austrian court on Tuesday approved a US request to extradite a Ukrainian billionaire with ties to an associate of Donald Trump to face trial on bribery charges, in a move that could test the White House’s relationship with Russia.”

    ”Immediately after the decision Dmytro Firtash was detained on a European arrest warrant related to a separate request by Spain, however, throwing the likelihood of extradition into doubt.”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/21/austrian-court-approves-extradition-ukrainian-tycoon-dmytro/

    Big trouble ahead for Trump, Putin as one of their associates was approved for extradition to the US from Austria, possibly through Spain.

    As Biden would say, this is a f**king big deal. All hell will break loose, now! If the Spanish do as expected.

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  5. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 6:01 AM #

    Of course trump called Rowley over the muslim issue. Trinidad has the most organized muslim population. ..that would be a red flag for the illiterate…first question from any smart aide…how organized are the muslims in the Caribbean.

    http://ow.ly/vhus309eWs5

    “Muslims in the Caribbean

    Written and photographed by Larry Luxner

    Praise Be to Allah – Laylat al-Qadr [the Night of Power],” proclaims the roadside banner. It bellies in the wind along the dusty, two-lane highway leading north from Guyana’s Timehri International Airport.

    A special religious program, “The Voice of Islam,” is playing on the ancient taxi’s radio, and at the nearby Ruimveldt Jamaat Madrasa, two dozen children have just settled down for their afternoon Arabic class. It is the 27th day of Ramadan in Guyana, and at first glance, the music, the mosques and the Muslims all seem strangely out of place in this densely forested, English-speaking nation on the northern shoulder of South America.

    But, as local religious leader al-Hajj Naseer Ahmad Khan points out, Islam has long played a prominent role in Guyanese history. “Today, Muslims are integrated into every profession,” he says. “I think we’ve got a good future here.”

    Khan, president of the Guyana-based Islamic Missionaries Guild International, is one of nearly 400,000 Muslims scattered across the nations of the Caribbean. Mostly East Indian in origin, they live in relative prosperity on at least a dozen Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Jamaica.

    The region’s heaviest Muslim concentrations, however, are in Suriname, with an estimated 100,000 believers, in Trinidad and Tobago, also home to 100,000 Muslims, and in Guyana, with an estimated Muslim population of 120,000.

    Travel agents like to promote Trinidad as a tropical Caribbean paradise, an ideal vacation spot throbbing with calypso, carnival and steel bands.

    But Trinidad is also the focus of Muslim life in the Caribbean. Last August, Saudi Arabia’s Prince Muhammad ibn Faysal visited to address the 24th international convention of the Islamic Missionaries Guild. The oil-rich island, smaller than Brunei or the state of Delaware, boasts the western hemisphere’s highest concentration of mosques – 85 in all – a Muslim speaker of the house in veteran politician Nizam Mohammed, and even a Muslim president, Noor Mohammed Hassanali.

    Last May, both men were featured speakers at Trinidad’s first-ever official public celebration of ‘Id al-Fitr, a joyous event marking the end of the fasting of the month of Ramadan. Nearly 4,000 Muslims turned out for the gathering, which for the first time was held at the national Jean Pierre Cultural Complex in Port-of-Spain.

    “The Muslim community in Trinidad, despite being small, is very organized,” said businessman Imtiaz Ali, who attended special ‘Id prayers at the Jinnah Memorial Mosque, one of the country’s largest.

    Ali, who from 1974 to 1978 studied at the Islamic University in Medina, Saudi Arabia, today manages the Muslim Credit Union Co-operative Society in Curepe, a small village near Port-of-Spain. In keeping with the laws of Islam, the credit union charges the equivalent of $1 a month in dues, while offering its 1,500 members interest-free loans (See Aramco World , May-June 1987).

    In Trinidad, there presently exist two generations of Muslims: one which has become set in tradition, doing things because they were born into it. This group of people doesn’t find Islam very dynamic,” said Ali, who is 32. “And then you have a younger generation of Muslims who do.”

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  6. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 6:04 AM #

    ACs….ya should see me perform on the Government between a Rock and a Hard Place thread, you will be proud…lol, hahaha.

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  7. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 6:07 AM #

    Apparently in total there are over 400,000 muslims in the Caribbean, but the ones that are well organized, in the illiterate’s mind, would be well worth watching. …remember Abu Bakr.

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  8. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 6:56 AM #

    “He noted that people in the Caribbean enjoyed visa-free travel throughout the islands, which makes it fairly easy to travel to the Bahamas, and from there make a “short jump” to South Florida.”

    If this meant to plant any ideas in the small island governments minds….maybe it’s time small islands start a visa program for everyone from large countries, the people attacking Ameriicans in the US are homegrown citizens/terroists born in tge USA and more often than not are white.

    …. just last week, 2 white criminals were planting bombs to explode across the US, one planted 10 devices targeting Target stores and he was a parolee wearing an ankle monitor….that news never filtered through to Caribbean media.

    The US has the most dangerous criminals on earth and most of them are white and travel freely, who is protecting the islands and other places from their terrorist activities.”

    http://ow.ly/TUeQ309f1wg

    Florida Man Charged With Trying to Blow Up Target Stores to Tank Company’s Stock
    by SAFIA SAMEE ALI

    “A Florida man’s alleged plot to set off homemade explosives in several East Coast Target stores — part of what investigators said was a bizarre attempt to tank the company’s stock — was foiled after someone he asked for help turned him in, prosecutors said Thursday.

    Mark Charles Barnett, 48, of Ocala, was charged with “possession of a firearm (destructive device) affecting commerce by a previously convicted felon” after he offered an unidentified person $10,000 to put at least 10 explosives — disguised as food items — on the shelves of Target stores in New York, Florida and Virginia, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Ocala.”

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  9. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 7:02 AM #

    ….just last week, 2 white criminals were planting bombs to explode across the US, one attempted to plant 10 devices targeting Target stores and he was a parolee wearing an ankle monitor….that news never filtered through to Caribbean media.

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  10. GreenMonkey February 22, 2017 at 7:06 AM #

    NOTHING NEW: ‘Fake’ & Weaponized News Has Long Haunted Our War-Weary World

    Mark Anderson
    21st Century Wire

    Not only is America suffering under the maliciously misleading fake news peddled by today’s “mainstream” media; America and the world also have gravely suffered, at least since the mid-19th Century, under an orthodox media that was — and remains — a weaponized menace to peace and social concord. There is hardly a more unsettling example of an early war-mongering media figure than famed editor Horace Greeley.

    Stepping back for a moment, it’s notable that the liberal-internationalist New York Times — unlike liberal-left street protestors who typically march against U.S. military intervention in foreign lands — has long interpreted liberalism quite differently on the geopolitical level. Our esteemed “newspaper of record” spanning three centuries, has frequently used its pages to call for, justify or not seriously challenge claims made by governments as the pretext for highly questionable military interventions. This has led to the current reality of perpetual, unwinnable “conflicts” that are prosecuted without even the pretense of Congress officially declaring war as the Constitution requires.

    And pesky facts — such as the reality that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein never possessed the kind or quantity of “weapons of mass destruction” to excuse the U.S.-led coalition’s March 2003 “shock and awe” intervention in Iraq — have never been allowed to obstruct the Times’ support for Iraq and subsequent wars. The role of the Times, along with its staff reporter Judith Miller, in presenting the false case for that war is well documented. In addition to this, a tertiary story that Saddam Hussein was hosting al Qaeda terrorists and he have been involved in the 9/11 attacks of 2001, was concocted by members of the Bush Administration and then injected into both the US and British mainstream media.

    All that was needed was somebody to hate in the true Orwellian tradition, so the military-industrial-banking-intelligence-media complex gave Americans Iraq as the phony target of their revenge.

    http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/02/21/nothing-new-fake-weaponized-news-has-long-haunted-our-war-weary-world/

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  11. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 7:11 AM #

    http://ow.ly/TUV2309f3vT

    We know this and are quite happy to sit and watch it unfold.

    “Trump’s immigration plan could cost billions, experts say

    BY DENIS SLATTERY
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 5:00 AM

    Experts from both sides of the aisle aren’t quite sure how the U.S. will find the money for the increased enforcement needed under Trump’s immigration plan. (BRYAN COX/AP)

    The sweeping immigration enforcement outlined by the Trump administration could cost billions of dollars to execute, cripple the American economy, and possibly present a humanitarian crisis the likes of which the country has never seen, experts say.

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in a pair of memos describing the plan on Tuesday that the U.S. “no longer will exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.”

    The memos, combined with President Trump’s executive actions on immigration, call for the hiring of thousands of additional federal agents, enlisting local law enforcement to assist in apprehension, and beefing up the number of immigration judges.

    Experts from both sides of the aisle aren’t quite sure where the money for the increased enforcement will come from and believe that the economic fallout from the deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants could be staggering.”

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  12. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 7:18 AM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-falsehood-lying-steak-33-days-president-a7592601.html

    Liar, liar trump’s on fire.

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  13. lawson February 22, 2017 at 7:20 AM #

    Dribbler the cases from the 9th circuit that go to the supreme court are reversed 80% of the time if you dont like the math you cannot accept any poling, insurance tables or betting odds. It is not hard to see how they lean and how they will vote from sampling of cases and the reversal rate of them by the supreme court So I suggest just because the supreme court doesnt take all there rulings up may not mean they are correct.
    When predictions are made on a small sample of results as in exit poles. core sampling, actuarial tables they can be very accurate if you want to say the 80% that are over turned is not indicative of the 9th circuit you are wrong that is why they will be broken up

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  14. lawson February 22, 2017 at 7:33 AM #

    WW not lies alternative facts, but a newspaper owned by russians (after putin says quit praising trump), with a black editor calls into question trumps facts I am not surprised

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  15. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 7:35 AM #

    Lawson…you are stuck on this “broken up”….ya think think that the 3rd arm of government, the judicial arm of government is a card game…

    …..you cannot get a case to the supreme court without first going through the federal district circuit courts….the illiterate does not have the power to break up any of them.

    The illiterate still has not appealed and even if he did, the supreme court can toss it on the grounds that the district court did not err in its judgement….comprende…they do not have to listen to or rehash the crap..it can be tossed out.

    The supreme court is the court of last resort. …they do not stand alone but have to judge based on the law and previous judgements from the district courts.

    That is why the illiterate is dancing around the constitution. ..he got no choice.

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  16. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 7:39 AM #

    “A newspaoer owned by Russia”…says it all Lawson.

    “A black editor”….where a few words can trigger the slave mentality lying just beneath the surface in millions of mentally weak black people….dont make me laugh….lol

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  17. lawson February 22, 2017 at 8:02 AM #

    WW there is a bill in congress right now to break up the 9th district, it will happen and trump will sign it, he cant appeal yet because there are only 8 on bench 4 liberals. Get with it the supreme court has become as political as it gets …why do you think the republicans held up garland??????

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  18. lawson February 22, 2017 at 8:25 AM #

    muff trumps mufti la penne refuses to wear head gear is just one violent outbreak from being leader of france

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  19. 555dubstreet February 22, 2017 at 9:05 AM #

    62 million racists voted for Trump.

    Now it is game on time to rumble.

    I’ve seen the writing on the wall
    Babylon kingdom is bound to fall

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  20. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM #

    http://ow.ly/byqA309fjIe

    Lawson…that is nothing new….the 9th Circuit will be split to create a 12th Circuit, it’s been done before to create the 9th Circuit from the 8th Circuit….it’s too big, has become top heavy so it will be split in half.., that does not mean any change in constitutional law, it’s just splitting responsibilities.

    They are trying to make the circuit courts more efficient…fast tracking judge’s decisions.

    “Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona introduced legislation last month to carve six states out of the San Francisco-based court circuit and create a brand new 12th Circuit.

    They argue that the 9th is too big, too liberal and too slow resolving cases. If they succeed, only California, Oregon, Hawaii and two island districts would remain in the 9th’s judicial fiefdom.

    Right now, Flake said, the circuit is far too sprawling.

    “It represents 20 percent of the population — and 40 percent of the land mass is in that jurisdiction. It’s just too big,” Flake told Fox News on Wednesday. “We have a bedrock principle of swift justice and if you live in Arizona or anywhere in the 9th Circuit, you just don’t have it.”

    Flake says it typically takes the court 15 months to hand down a decision.”

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  21. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 10:17 AM #

    Lawson…mufti Le Pen….is right up your alley…lol

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  22. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 10:23 AM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/foreign-spouse-income-limit-latest-supreme-court-rules-lawful-bar-uk-entry-couples-british-children-a7592826.html

    This has been a growing problem for years, it has now been settled and they obviously dont give a damn about it either.

    “Foreign spouse income limit: Supreme Court rules financial barrier lawful, barring entry to thousands of couples

    But rules and instructions behind the threshold are not lawful when it comes to the welfare of children, the judges say

    Jon Sharman 2 hours ago

    London’s supreme court Getty Images
    The Supreme Court has said the Government’s £18,600 income threshold that bars UK workers’ foreign spouses is lawful, but judges admitted it will continue to cause “significant hardship” for thousands of couples.

    The policy, brought in when Theresa May was Home Secretary, has been blamed for keeping families apart because British citizens living in the UK do not earn enough money to bring their non-European Economic Area partners to the country. It holds even if their partner’s earnings would tip them over the limit.

    Britons have previously told The Independent they have had to move abroad to be with their families because of the policy.”

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  23. de pedantic Dribbler February 22, 2017 at 10:42 AM #

    Lawson once again you are manipulating the facts to prove a a half-truth.

    I completely agree that if 7.9 cases out of the ten taken are reversed then there is a credible issue of differing judicial judgement between SCOTUS and the judges of the 9th circuit.

    But for you to leap on a band-wagon about breaking up and to cite statistical details to suggest that court is way off kilter is ill-founded and poor analysis.

    It’s like the cop rushing to a call of man with gun; speeding into a park in broad day-light to see one male person ALONE for yards around with said gun. And in less than – what was it, faster than a Bolt victory – draws on and kills that male.

    No threat to anyone really but himself; as cop could have taken safe refuge and cover behind his car to determine situation. But ‘off the seat’ he jumps to wild conclusions….proven totally FALSE.

    There you trend also good sir.

    The circuit does trend liberal. So what. The Texas courts trend conservative. Neither situations means the law is wrong…

    So again PERSPECTIVE: The 9th is LARGE. Covers a large expanse of states/cities and has lots of judges (close to 30 as memory serves). It hears 10,000 cases per year.

    Many other circuits hear less than 3,000 cases per year (some as little as 1, 600) and have a total of 9 or 15 judges (again from memory, but the point being significantly less).

    PERSPECTIVE: In the average circuit ‘en banc’ really means all judges will hear an appeal. At the 9th they have a designation that a cadre of judges (13 maybe) are the ‘en banc’ panel. Otherwise it would be IMPOSSIBLE to operate and manage.

    So ‘break-up’ is all about the management and process mainly. Will the Republicans aim to ‘gerrymander’ the process to filter liberal judges against conservatives? OF COURSE.

    But they do that with voting rights legislation all across the south or where ever they can now so what’s your point !!!!!

    So let’s argue a point rationally and honestly and leave this level of total BS falsehoody at the WH, fah real…or are you so totally steeped in the dye that you can’t operate any other way!

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  24. de pedantic Dribbler February 22, 2017 at 10:45 AM #

    David, I am working on getting my posts to less than three sentences…but I tend to be long-winded. So work with me here. Just remove the censorship algorithm on me for now!

    Yes, yes I get all the tech speak but do others here have the same issue.

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  25. Colonel Buggy February 22, 2017 at 11:43 AM #

    There are still reports coming out of the United States,from reliable sources , that a number of Barbadians are indeed detained by ICE under Trump’s deportation order.
    We know that Bajans, even at the highest level, excluding Stuart and Maxine,cannot hold their tongues.

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  26. are-we-there-yet February 22, 2017 at 1:11 PM #

    dpD

    There are a number of regular posters, whose posts are typically much longer than yours, seem to be under no such restrictions. Wonder why?

    David; PUDRYR;

    Grateful if you would respond to my second last post in the “equity on tax” thread (blog). It seems that only a few sites (not BU) linked to by google are affected.

    dpD;

    Lots of revelations about Trump and the Russians over the past few days. Wonder how long he will last, especially as he continues to thumb his nose at the authorities re. his ethics problems.

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  27. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 1:49 PM #

    Colonel…it’s obvious many Bajans like other Caribbean people would be detained under new more expeditable procedures. ..to date on another forum it’s reported over 1400 Trinis have been detained, they all await processing…

    ..ICE is not bound by law to tell the Barbados Consulate anything until the processing starts, not just yet, they have to figure out which detainees are willing to go through a 2 year hold, maybe parole, maybe a final deportation order, maybe expedited deportation. …and then the Consulate will be contacted.

    I wont listen to either idiot airhead McClean or Fruendel…if ya know how the system works and obviously neither of them do….that’s how it will play out…the families of the detainees are the best ones to get info from…if they have family in the US.

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  28. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI February 22, 2017 at 1:52 PM #

    @ De Ingrunt Word,

    Your machine.

    It the machine that you are using the same one all the time?

    If it is not, then the BU is not able to deposit its cookie on your machine but this seems to be some sort of ID /machine problem.

    And it happening with all browsers? on different machines?

    And now to be really ludicrous

    You ever horn de Honourable Blogmaster?

    @ Are we there yet

    I going there now, de ole man was cooking and befo i bun down de house, i was watching de stove hheheheheehheeh

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  29. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 1:55 PM #

    http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170221/news/trump-fears-tt8217s-isis-ties

    And now we get the full story from trinidadexpress….and it’s nit surprising.

    Trump fears T&T’s ISIS ties*

    US report: President talks terrorism, foreign fighters in phone call to Rowley…
    Published on Feb 21, 2017, 10:30 pm AST
    By Leah Sorias
    leah.sorias@trinidadexpress.com

    port of spain

    A New York Times article claims the United States is worried about
    having Trinidad and Tobago, “ a breeding ground for extremists”, so close to it.
    It says the Donald Trump-led administration fears Trinidadian ISIS fighters might return from the Middle East and “attack American diplomatic and oil installations in Trinidad, or even take a three-and-a-half-hour flight to Miami”.

    The story, titled “Trying to Stanch Trinidad’s Flow of Young Recruits to ISIS”, was written by journalist Francis Robles, with con­tribution from former Trinidad Guardian news editor Prior Beharry.

    The article said the issue of terrorism and foreign fighters was one of the topics Trump discussed with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley when he called him on Sunday.

    “Law enforcement officials in Trinidad and Tobago, a small Carib­bean island nation off the coast of Venezuela, are scrambling to close a pipeline that has sent a steady stream of young Muslims to Syria where they have taken up arms for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL,” it stated.

    “In contrast to the laws of many countries, it is not illegal in Trinidad to join the so-called caliphate, though the Government wants to change that,” the story noted.”

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  30. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 2:02 PM #

    It has become and epidemic…too many young people and the families are joining ISIS from Trinidad.

    Lawyers, doctors leave to join ISIS *
    Muslims of all walks of life taking their families and travelling to Syria…
    Published on Nov 21, 2015, 7:51 pm AST

    By Asha Javeed
    asha.javeed@trinidadexpress.com

    fighting for isis: Trinidadian fighters Shane Crawford, from left, Arshad Mohammed and three other unidentified Trinidadians pose for a photo, wearing military gear and holding assault weapons, in Syria this year.

    left with his family: Local Islamic scholar Ashmead Choate closed his school in Freeport and has journeyed to Sy­ria.

    They come from all walks of life, united by religion.

    A scholar, a lifeguard, a boxer, a doctor, an engineer, a lawyer.

    These are some of the jobs that Trinidadian Muslims held before joining the cause of the Islamic State.

    Continuing investigations by the Sunday Express into what prompted an emigration of about 100 Muslims from Trinidad to Syria and Iraq to support a jihad being waged by the Islamic State (ISIS) reveal contrary profiles of the men who left this country.

    The Sunday Express has already reported that two men detained during the state of emergency (SoE) in October 2011—Shane Crawford and Milton John Algernon, also known as Fareed Mustapha—are in Syria.

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  31. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 2:08 PM #

    It happens ever so often…by the time I realize what did not get posted to the blog…ah already forget what it was…lol

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  32. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 2:23 PM #

    http://ow.ly/2XSK309g24a

    The illiterate will provoke and provoke Mexico until they go nuclear on him…..for trying to force his problems on to them.

    Mexico fears Trump will build deportation camps on border
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:34 PM

    JAN. 25, 2017 PHOTO
    “In this Jan. 25, 2017 photo, a truck drives near the Mexico-US border fence, on the Mexican side, separating the towns of Anapra, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico. (CHRISTIAN TORRES/AP)
    MEXICO CITY — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration’s plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country.

    Previous U.S. policy called for only Mexican citizens to be sent to Mexico. Migrants known as “OTMs” – Other Than Mexicans – got flown back to their homelands.

    Now, under a sweeping rewrite of enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, migrants might be dumped over the border into a violence-plagued land where they have no ties while their asylum claims or deportation proceedings are heard in the United States. U.S. officials didn’t say what Mexico would be expected to do with them.

    The only consensus so far in Mexico about the new policies of President Donald Trump is that the country isn’t remotely prepared.

    “Not in any way, shape or form,” said the Rev. Patrick Murphy, a priest who runs the Casa del Migrante shelter in the border city of Tijuana, which currently houses about 55 Haitian immigrants. They were part of wave of thousands who swarmed to the border in the closing months of the Obama administration in hopes of getting asylum in the U.S.

    Tijuana was overwhelmed, and while the government did little, a string of private Christian groups pitched in to open shelters with improvised bedding, tents and sanitary facilities. Donated food kept the Haitians going.

    Mexicans quake at the thought of handling not thousands, but hundreds of thousands of foreigners in a border region already struggling with drug gangs and violence.

    “Just look at the case of the Haitians in Tijuana, what were they, seven or eight thousand? And the situation was just out of control,” said Alejandro Hope, a Mexico City-based security analyst. “Now imagine a situation 10 or 15 times that size. There aren’t enough resources to maintain them.”

    It’s unclear whether the United States has the authority to force Mexico to accept third-country nationals. The DHS memo calls for the department to provide an account of U.S. aid to Mexico, a possible signal that Trump plans to use that funding to get Mexico to accept the foreigners.”

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  33. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 3:21 PM #

    http://ow.ly/7mZC309g9BQ

    Stealing from the Native tribes and uprooting them again.

    Officers surround main Standing Rock camp, preparing for evacuations

    Topics: Chasing Energy / Sustainability
    Categories: Dig

    By Jenni Monet / February 21, 2017

    i
    They have the camps surrounded – dozens of North Dakota police and now a small army of National Park Service rangers who are counting down the hours to clear the network of camps behind the Dakota Access Pipeline battle.

    By 2 p.m. Wednesday, all roads leading into the main Oceti Sakowin camp, named for the Seven Council Fires (or tribes) making up the Great Sioux Nation, will be closed and the last 200 or so people remaining on the historic treaty lands will be ordered to leave.

    Melaine Stoneman, a Sicangu Lakota woman from Rosebud, South Dakota, is helping organize the exodus of women and as many as 25 children younger than 10 from the camps. Area churches have been secured as shelters.

    “We kind of felt that the casino wasn’t really a safe place,” Stoneman said, referring to the tribally owned Prairie Knights Casino and Resort, which is swarming with federal rangers.”

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  34. NorthernObserver February 22, 2017 at 4:13 PM #

    Please…..

    “But for the community at the heart of the movement, the Standing Rock tribe, there is no call to keep the protesters in place. They made their position clear in a resolution attached to a flier released Monday by the state of North Dakota: “ALL THE INDIVIDUALS AT ALL CAMPS IN AND AROUND CANNON BALL NEED TO LEAVE THE DISTRICT.”

    Patti Kelly, an older resident of Cannon Ball, led the districtwide resolution for all nonresidents to leave the reservation. She called the campers “a bunch of white rainbow people” during the January tribal council meeting, where her resolution received unanimous approval.

    So….”Stealing from the Native tribes and uprooting them again.”???

    Since hundreds of native communities in the USA have deals with the multiple groups who traverse over their lands, you can guess that at least part of the truth here, is the Sioux and the pipeline could not reach agreement, so the pipeline opted to re-route the pipeline AROUND native land boundaries. READ….there is no revenue to the Sioux. Native Americans like money just as much as non-native Americans.

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  35. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 4:33 PM #

    Northern. ..they gotta eat, their Casinos and livelihood will be threatened, they have not be given any assurances their water wil not be poisoned…part of the truth is, I just watched a video feed, not even on the networks yet, where they were removed this afternoon.

    Dont talk so fast…it’s been a hundred years since a US president tried to annex Canada,…the illiterate might just try again…he got Putin in his corner. ..hope ya bags are packed.

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  36. de pedantic Dribbler February 22, 2017 at 5:46 PM #

    @ Piece, yes re machine. Browser, yes.

    The Honourable Blogmaster has one up on me as he knows who I am. The opposite is not true. So, I don’t know. But I never got any feral attacks on my PC over the years so don’t think that’s it either. LOLL.

    @Are-We, I think Trump will survive this Russia conniption but who knows if others may not get badly burnt.

    And of course the lovely intrigue that the Russian UN Ambassador died recently.

    I have not even read what caused his death and likely there is absolutely no intrigue but why should anything even tangentially related to this WH be ‘clouded’ by facts of normalcy.

    Sounds like he was taken out to me…(play foreboding background drum-roll)!

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  37. are-we-there-yet February 22, 2017 at 5:52 PM #

    WW&COB;

    Dont talk so fast…it’s been a hundred years since a US president tried to annex Canada,…the illiterate might just try again…he got Putin in his corner. ..hope ya bags are packed.

    Nice!

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  38. are-we-there-yet February 22, 2017 at 6:36 PM #

    dpD

    Yes! The tea leaves seem to be pointing towards Trump surviving the Russian conniption.

    What is very interesting to me (but is par for the political stakes) is that the Democrats and the Repubs attended the same security briefings by Comey (no less!) but are each taking away a totally diametrically different understanding and vision of the import of the briefings.

    Politicians! Pshaw!!

    Reminds me of our local situation.

    All the economists prattle about the dire state we are in where appears possible that the Government might be unable to pay salaries, wages and pensions in the immediate future in addition to other defaults.

    The BLP people are in agreement and MAM calls for a march to take place over 2 weeks from now as the situation seemingly deteriorates.

    Outside of noises by Donville and Estwick the DLP people see no problem in the situation.

    The PM sees no need to even be briefed on the situation by the MoF, far less to insert himself into it. OK! We know he is a politician and has almost as prolific a relationship with untruths as hasTrump so we should take much of what he says with a pinch of salt.

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  39. NorthernObserver February 22, 2017 at 7:11 PM #

    @WW&C….The Canadian annexation will occur once the flow of people from the southern border strangle our liberal (small l) majority. Once we begin to provide services for the ‘undocumented’ we cannot provide for the documented, shit will hit the fan. We are currently annexing the urban from the rural, and have already annexed the ‘have not’ provinces from the ‘have’. Only a matter of time. If DJT raises our ‘financial’ protectionist measures as part of trade, that will accelerate things.

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  40. David February 22, 2017 at 7:14 PM #

    News Media Update
    Feb 22 – 4:45pm
    The free press and freedom of information news service
    of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
    PRESS RELEASE
    Statement from Reporters Committee on press freedom in the first month of the new administration
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Contact media@rcfp.org or (202) 795-9304
    On Wednesday, in reviewing the first month of the new presidential administration, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press made the following statements.

    Statement from David Boardman, chair of the steering committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:

    “In the first month of the new administration, we’ve seen unrelenting verbal attacks on the media and journalists. Referring to members of the American press as ‘the enemy of the people’ is incendiary, and should not be taken lightly.

    “Our country was founded on the belief that a free press is essential to democracy, and the Reporters Committee is deeply committed to ensuring that journalists are able to do their jobs.”?

    Statement from Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:

    “Intimidating journalists is in direct contradiction to core American values. Threats to press freedom are not trivial, and as always, we’ll be working directly with journalists and news outlets to protect their rights under the law and the interests of the public in robust reporting on all facets of the new administration.

    “In addition, the Reporters Committee and our allies will be launching an effort to more comprehensively track and document subpoenas and arrests, border stops and searches, and other instances here in the United States that undermine journalists’ ability to gather and report the news.

    “We want to remind journalists everywhere — whether you report for a major outlet, a small nonprofit news startup, or as a freelancer — the Reporters Committee has the pro bono legal support, tools and information you need to protect yourself and your work. Our legal defense hotline is manned by Reporters Committee attorneys 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our website is full of free resources and guides on topics ranging from state and federal open government laws, access to electronic records, shield laws, and more. We have your back.”

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  41. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 22, 2017 at 7:33 PM #

    Northern…I do believe a major shift rearranging countries and their inhabitants will take place, some groups are never satisfied with just living life, they must hunt and chase other people across the earth to satify their own mental illnesses, until they meet their karma.

    Mexico is livid right now….as they should be.

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  42. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 23, 2017 at 3:58 AM #

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/undocumented-woman-brain-tumor-removed-hospital-lawyer-article-1.2979956

    Now this you do not do to ill detainees…and it underscores my point that only relatives and lawyers are given access to detainees until such time that their consulates are notified, with asylum cases, unless there is some kinda outcome in immigration cases like denial of asylum and a final deportation order, consulates are never notified.

    “Undocumented woman with brain tumor removed from hospital: lawyer
    BY CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 2:45 AM

    Not Released (NR)
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents look into the window of an apartment while executing search warrants. (MARK BOSTER/LA TIMES VIA GETTY IMAGES)
    An undocumented woman suffering from a brain tumor was reportedly removed from a Texas hospital against her will and taken to a detention center, one of her lawyers said Wednesday.

    Sara Beltran-Hernandez migrated from El Salvador without proper documentation and has been trying to obtain asylum for the past 13 months, paralegal Melissa Zuniga said. After complaining about severe headaches, the 26-year-old woman collapsed at a detention center in Arlington earlier this month and was subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

    Beltran-Hernandez’ condition was not immediately known, but Zuniga told The Hill that her client was forcibly removed from the Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth on Wednesday evening.

    “She told us they tied her hands and ankles in her condition,” Zuniga told the news site. “She’s complaining of a lot of pain.”

    NYPD won’t round up immigrants under Trump’s deportation orders
    Doctors determined on Saturday that Beltran-Hernandez needed surgery, Zuniga said. It was not immediately clear whether she had underwent surgery before her removal.”

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  43. lawson February 23, 2017 at 6:48 AM #

    Reporters committee lol they should police their own, it is sad that the only ones telling the truth in this election was wiki leaks, they should out their own bad apples and get some credibility back. What these people have been doing for ratings and to sell newspapers has become tabloid reporting which brings all reporter under scrutiny lumping the good in with the bad, But can anyone tell me why there is a lot of gays cooper ,lemon.smith mitchell etc it seems disproportionate somehow of the world

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  44. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 23, 2017 at 8:54 AM #

    Lawson…dont worry, thpse same reporters will report the fake news when the illiterate annexes Canada.

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  45. lawson February 23, 2017 at 9:32 AM #

    not surprised after what he saw what we have as a leader ,although he might think if he is the smartest of the bunch we will have to pay to have the whole country institutionalized and leave us alone

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  46. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 23, 2017 at 10:24 AM #

    Lol….Lawson…why would you want the illiterate to leave you alone…ah thought ya loved him…when he looks at your population 34 million, with your area mass…to his 300 million…he will get his stupid ideas…and its only my Justin, can save ya red little backside.

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  47. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 23, 2017 at 12:34 PM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/donald-trump-michael-gove-second-term-interview-quit-2020-election-president-narcissistic-latest-a7595346.html

    This coming from the lowlife Gove who wanted to rewrite history re blacky history and the evil African Slave triangle, he wanted the new lies to state that black people agreed to be enslaved and it was an apprenticeship. …that vicious animal. Then he lost his cabinet seat for his treachery. They stll dont get that this is a far different era….they have lost the power their ancestors had, now if only black people would realize it.

    “Ex-cabinet minister who interviewed President says he will lose next election – and could even quit before then

    Joe Watts Political Editor @JoeWatts_ 2 hours ago145 comments

    Indy Politics
    gettyimages-544047892.jpg
    The ex-Cabinet minister called the US President ‘clearly narcissistic’ Getty
    Michael Gove has revealed he believes “clearly narcissistic” Donald Trump will not win a second term in office in the White House.

    The ex-Cabinet minister who interviewed the President said he believed Mr Trump’s ego and determination to succeed would mean he would fight through to the next election, before losing to the Democrats.

    He made the comments in an interview with Christian Today, in which he also slates Mr Trump’s infamous travel ban as “sectarian” and inconsistent.

    READ MORE
    Rupert Murdoch ‘sat in on Michael Gove’s interview with Donald Trump’
    The former education secretary also reveals he has not spoken to David Cameron since the leadership contest, which saw the implosion of Mr Gove’s political career, and admits he should not have stood as a candidate in the first place.”

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  48. lawson February 23, 2017 at 1:17 PM #

    my problem with trump taking over canada is that he would use it for a dumping ground for his unwanted like Vanuatu, looking at your boys streaming over the border now

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  49. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 23, 2017 at 2:45 PM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-state-new-hampshire-chris-sununu-gun-concealed-carry-licence-abolish-manadatory-loaded-weapon-a7595116.html

    Lawson…ya can always move over to the US in retaliation…lol

    And look…we are observing the live free or die rights….in some states, you no longer need a license to carry a concealed weapon, it’s now a free for all, shoot at your own pleasure..lol

    It’s more like live free and die, but no one cares about semantics. .lol

    “NewsWorldAmericas
    US state legalises carrying loaded and concealed guns without a licence

    New Hampshire is eleventh state, after Idaho, Mississippi and Maine, to abolish mandatory licences

    Peter Walker @petejohn_walker 3 hours ago5 comments

    A concealed gun could be one obscured in a purse, carrier bag, car or briefcase George Frey/Getty
    Gun owners in the US state of New Hampshire will now be able to conceal and carry their loaded weapons without a licence.

    “It is common-sense legislation,” said state governor Chris Sununu at a ceremony marking the change in the law, which abolished the need for mandatory concealed-carry licences

    “This is about making sure that our laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to the live-free-or-die spirit.”

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  50. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 23, 2017 at 8:38 PM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/john-kelly-no-mass-deportations-donald-trump-mexico-immigration-crackdown-illegal-us-rex-tillerson-a7596541.html

    Lawson…there is a really nice photo of your illiterate buddy the prez on Mount Rushmore in this article, you will love it.

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  51. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 24, 2017 at 6:43 AM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/kellyanne-conway-law-professors-file-misconduct-complaint-ivanka-trump-conflict-of-interest-donald-a7596786.html

    I am shocked to find out that this stupid, lying woman Conway has a degree from Geirgetown Law…they should double check to make sure it’s not fake, she definitely needs to be disbarred, how disgraceful and embarrassing for Geirgetown Law….a top drawer law school.

    “The 15 professors, who specialise in legal ethics, cite several incidents, including a television interview in which Conway made the “false statement that President Barack Obama had ‘banned’ Iraqi refugees from coming into the United States for six months following the ‘Bowling Green Massacre,’ ” and the use of her position to endorse Ivanka Trump products.

    “We do not file this complaint lightly,” the professors said in their filing. “We believe that, at one time, Ms. Conway, understood her ethical responsibilities as a lawyer and abided by them. But she is currently acting in a way that brings shame upon the legal profession.”

    The professors teach at law schools such as Georgetown University Law Center, Yale Law School, Fordham University and Duke University.”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/reince-priebus-white-house-chief-of-staff-asked-fbi-dispute-russia-media-reports-new-york-times-a7596791.html

    But this one does not surprise me one little bit, nothing can be disputed without a thorough investigation and the FBI dude can be fired for talking to Priebus.

    “White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official has said”

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  52. Hal Austin February 24, 2017 at 7:06 AM #

    Well well,

    History is congealing: the Irish-Scot (we now call them protestants) have been the backbone of the KKK; Trump is part Scottish, so is Conway and Brannon, and others; Georgetown is a leading Catholic university; Trump is backed by the KKK and other right-wingers…..see how it is coming together.
    The making of a conspiracy theory…….

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  53. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 24, 2017 at 10:42 AM #

    Hal…it’s true, the curse that is the US race hatred will never go way, add to that they stole lands that will never belong to them……

    ……..it was a Scottish lowlife who instituted Eugenics in the US in the 1700s and 1800s…his name was Grant.

    Texas man claims he was fired after KKK hood harassment
    BY CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:20 AM

    Members of the Ku Klux Klan participate in cross burnings after a “white pride” rally in rural Georgia last year. (JOHN BAZEMORE/AP)

    A Texas fracking company is being sued for allegedly firing a black employee after he complained about white coworkers donning a Ku Klux Klan hood to “intimidate, ridicule and insult him,” prosecutors said.

    The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission is filing the federal suit against Houston-based Downhole Technology on behalf of ex-employee Kenneth Echols.

    Echols, who started working at Downhole in 2014, claims the KKK-inspired incident occurred on April 15, 2015. He reported the apparent racism to a supervisor, and claims he was subsequently threatened by one of the men involved.

    He reported that threat as well, but received little attention.

    Then, on April 21, 2015, an HR director at the company supposedly requested that Echols agree that he had not been harassed against because of race. When Echols refused, management apparently booted him……..”

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  54. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM #

    http://ow.ly/qVhb309k3XG

    The article of KKK harassing black employee in 2017………lots of people are not aware millions of them….that the rise of Hitler started in the US, Nazism started by a bunch of lowlife, hungry whites in Long Island.

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  55. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 24, 2017 at 10:55 AM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/kansas-bar-shooting-murder-srinivas-kuchibhotl-racial-motivated-adam-purinton-prosecutors-austins-a7596846.html

    And the backwardness of their illiterate rednecks will start a war, this jackass was boasting he just killed 2 middle easterners….he killed a man from India and injured another, these men were engineers, he is not even intelligent enough for them to take his job….just another mediocre lowlife talking about “my country”…like any of them put a country somewhere…ignorant.

    “Man shouting ‘get out of my country’ shoots dead Indian engineer ‘because he thought he was Middle Eastern’

    Adam Purinton alleged to have uttered racist slurs before opening fire at Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe, killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring patrons Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot

    Richard A. L. Williams @RichALWilliams 3 hours ago156 comments
    Adam Purinton Henry County Sheriff’s Office/AP

    ​A Kansas man has been charged with shooting dead an Indian man and wounding another Indian man and an American in a bar, in a suspected hate crime.

    Adam Purinton, 51, was charged in Johnson County, Kansas, with one count of premeditated first degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first degree murder, Johnson County District Attorney Stephen Howe told a news conference.

    Purinton is accused of shooting and killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and wounding Alok Madasani, also 32, in the Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, on Wednesday evening, according to a statement from the Olathe Police Department…….”

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  56. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 24, 2017 at 11:17 AM #

    Well we knew this….

    “WASHINGTON, United States, Thursday February 23, 2017 – United States officials are reportedly concerned that Trinidad and Tobago nationals who have joined ISIS could return and pose a threat to US interests.

    Following President Donald Trump’s call to Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley over the weekend, the New York Times carried a report in which it outlined the US concern about the twin-island republic, a country described as “a breeding ground for extremists”.

    The article, entitled ‘Trying to Stanch Trinidad’s Flow of Young Recruits to ISIS’, quoted a White House spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as saying that in that weekend telephone conversation, they spoke about terrorism and other security challenges, including foreign fighters.

    Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/trump-worried-trinidad-tobagos-isis-links#ixzz4ZcEPZynX

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  57. lawson February 24, 2017 at 12:04 PM #

    LoL Hal remember colin powell is a scotsman, you seem to have failed to mention the democrats started the kkk. Now lets dig deeper over 60% of the names in the jamaican phone book are scottish, they say there are more Campbells per square mile there than in scotland as you have been liming and spending your time drinking cocktails with umbrellas we have been systematically breeding you out. Man your prime ministers a Stuart, your music is dominated by scot/ irish fenty whether you play golf or drink single malt your all becomming scottish.

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  58. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 24, 2017 at 5:05 PM #

    http://ow.ly/6WrO309kTHg

    The dummies screwed up Lawson….I too carry a small percenr of scottish…..yall rapists…lol

    They are hiding something dirty they did with that muslim ban, but we will find out what it is…..yep….they now have to return people to the US.

    Government list of Trump travel ban detainees leaves out names
    BY ADAM SHRIER MARY MCDONNELL LARRY MCSHANE
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:44 PM

    President Trump speaks as he meets with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in this Feb. 7 file photo. (ANDREW HARRER / POOL/EPA)
    The government’s list of 746 travelers detained under President Trump’s travel ban is missing at least 10 names, raising troubling questions Friday about its accuracy.

    “We don’t think the list is complete,” said Muneer Ahmad, a lawyer with Jerome N. Frank Legal Services, at a Brooklyn hearing on the ban. “We think there are inaccuracies the government should clarify.”

    The government — under court order — released only the first and last names of those affected, minus any information about their country of origin, whether they were admitted to the U.S. and what their current status was.

    All of the 746 people stopped during the 27 hours before a federal judge put a freeze on Trump’s executive order were visa holders — and the “vast majority” held green cards, according to their lawyers.

    Activists attach ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner to Statue of Liberty
    “The ultimate goal is for everyone barred under the Muslim ban who wants to come back to be able to come back,” said Ahmad.

    Among the 10 people not identified on the government’s list was Sara Yarjani, a 36-year-old Iranian citizen stopped at Los Angeles International Airport.

    She was returning to seek her master’s degree at a California college.

    “This is a very small slice of the unconstitutional and discriminatory effects that the Muslim ban is having,” said Becca Heller of the International Refugee Assistance Project.

    The curious absence of Donald Trump in ISIS propaganda
    “So what we’re working with is a 26-hour slice of a much larger problem which begs the question of what the government is hiding and why they’re hiding it.”

    It was also revealed Friday that the government, in a reversal of administration policy, worked with lawyers for to return at least two booted passengers back to the U.S.”

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  59. lawson February 24, 2017 at 6:26 PM #

    WW a big hairy sporran is not indicative of Scottish heritage

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  60. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 24, 2017 at 8:01 PM #

    Neither is a big hairy armpit Lawson.

    Do you wear a kilt…and what do you wear under that kilt…a kilt is a skirt….makes me wonder about that tradition.

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  61. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 24, 2017 at 8:13 PM #

    http://ow.ly/8Y75309lcRd

    The illiterate is out of control, detaining Ali’s son is crossing the line, he is a US citizen.

    “Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Fort Lauderdale airport: report
    BY EVAN GROSSMAN
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, February 24, 2017, 4:50 PM

    You can call this the Fail and the ‘Dale!

    Muhammad Ali’s son was reportedly detained at a Fort Lauderdale airport earlier this month as part of President Trump’s controversial “extreme vetting” policy on Muslims entering the country.

    “This is an outrage,” Chris Mancini, a former federal prosecutor and the family’s lawyer, told the Miami New Times. “I don’t know what is going on with Mr. Trump’s claim that his ban is not religion-based. We do not discriminate in this country based on religion.”

    Muhammad Ali Jr., the 44-year old Muslim son of the world-famous boxer who died last year, was held for several hours at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 when he and his family returned home from a trip to Jamaica.

    Ali Jr. is a United States citizen and was carrying a U.S. passport upon his return. He was travelling with his mother, Khalilha, Muhammad Ali’s first wife. She was allowed to enter without incident because, according to the report, she showed agents a picture of her with the three-time champ.

    Ali Jr. was reportedly held for hours and questioned about his religion before he was allowed to enter the country.”

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  62. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 25, 2017 at 7:33 AM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/americans-congress-probe-donald-trump-us-president-russia-poll-a7598916.html

    We are going to take this illiterate down.

    “Majority of Americans want Congress probe into Donald Trump’s Russia contact, poll finds

    The results came as the White House was accused of banning news outlets for reporting on the President’s Russian links

    Lucy Pasha-Robinson @lucypasha 4 hours ago0 comments

    The majority of Americans support a Congress investigation into claims that Donald Trump’s administration had close ties with Russia during his presidential campaign, a new poll has found.

    Just over half (53 per cent) of US citizens want the alleged communications investigated, while 54 per cent want a Congress investigation into general Russian interference in the election, the survey for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal found.

    The findings also revealed 38 per cent of Americans think Mr Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin is too friendly, while 29 per cent believe the relationship is not too friendly.”

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  63. lawson February 25, 2017 at 8:20 AM #

    Stop if they let Ali waltz through they would say favorites were being played. In a lot of countries you have to show a picture of ben franklin to get in

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  64. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 25, 2017 at 8:52 AM #

    Lol…Lawson you are right on that because showing a bank statement, money conversion statement or money stamped into your passport is a benjamin franklin…..but it is not required for born citizens or any citizens…it violates your rights…, the illiterate crossed a line.

    And if Rowley and Holness did pay parasitic US lobbyists with taxpayers to set up a phone call with the illiterate, Rowley got what he paid for and deserves it, Holness got Pence the house plant….how could they be so stupid and crab like, trying to jump in front and be noticed…well now Trinidad is being noticed….they could have just let sleeping illiterates lie.

    “Trump’s phone call to PM Rowley may have cost Trinidadians over TT$3 million
    Published on February 23, 2017 Email To Friend Print Version

    By Dennis Adonis

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — With Caribbean leaders counting on a direct connection to US President Donald Trump to boost their domestic and regional political image, very few of them are willing to fork out the exorbitant price tags that many of the big shot lobbying firms in Washington DC are charging to set up a call.

    But when it became known that Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley had received a call from Trump last Sunday, observers’ eyebrows were raised as they tried to analyze the real reason behind the call.

    And even though for most of them the answers were somewhat evasive, the Guyana Guardian’s correspondent bureau in Maryland was able to ascertain that the call was organized by a paid political lobbyist firm that also handles lobbying work in Washington DC for Russia, Iraq, and Nigeria among others.

    According to the Guyana Guardian’s findings, Trinidad and Tobago has been pressing for a Trump phone call since January 24 this year, and had approached two major lobbying firms in Washington, including a mid-size agency that is closely tied to the Republican Party.

    However, even though the exact price tag for arranging the call was not provided to the Guyana Guardian, the publication was reliably informed that the retainer fee is a standard US$28,000 plus additional charges for the prescribed service.

    And based upon existing standard figures from the same firm, organizing a phone call with President Trump will cost from US$450,000 (TT$3,043,000) upwards to about US$2 million depending on several other factors.

    These fees are not paid to the president or endorsed by the president in any way. They are basically sums charged by an agency with connections, who will generally press the president’s inner circle to encourage him to make the call for one reason or the other.

    While using lobbyists to advance interests in Washington, and to communicate with the US president is nothing new, or technically wrong, citizens in most small island nations such as Trinidad and Tobago are often wary of the cost that is often placed on taxpayers to hire lobbyists.

    Trinidad and Tobago remains the first and only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to receive a call from the US president himself.

    The call is believed to have lasted for about two and a half minutes.

    On the other hand, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness received a call from US Vice President Mike Pence, which is also suspected to be organized by a hired lobbyist.

    Republished with permission of the Guyana Guardian”

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  65. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 25, 2017 at 9:15 AM #

    Will Fruendel try to have trump call him….or maybe George Payne will try…lol

    Why dont any Caribbean leader understand that their jobs are strictly nation building, serving the people…not out there wasting taxpayer’s money for recognition, bigups and pretentious props to impress…..and fool the electorate.

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  66. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 25, 2017 at 9:31 AM #

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/doanld-trump-plan-deport-illegal-immigrants-estimated-cost-half-a-trillion-dollars-a7598931.html

    And this is what what will bring down the illiterate…the deportation cists will rise exponentially. ..over the years.

    The reality is its more profitable and cheaper to keep them.

    “Donald Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants could cost ‘half a trillion’ dollars

    Estimated cost of removing all illegal immigrants does not take account shrinkage to the economy

    Rachel Roberts 3 hours ago6 comments

    Under Donald Trump’s plans, millions of undocumented migrants could face deportation – at a huge estimated net loss to the economy Scott Olson/Getty
    Donald Trump’s proposals to deport millions of illegal immigrants from the US could cost up to half-a-trillion dollars, according to an estimate from American Action Forum (AAF), a centre-right public policy institute.

    Policing, legal battles, administration, detention and transportation were all factored into the costs and the AAF estimated the process could take around 20 years

    Mr Trump has repeatedly expressed his determination to remove undocumented immigrants from the country but with an estimated 11 million living in the US with no leave to remain, the true cost of mass deportation is coming under scrutiny. “

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  67. Pachamama February 25, 2017 at 11:58 AM #

    Trump Relinquishes Control of Foreign Policy

    By Mike Whitney
    February 24, 2017 “Information Clearing House” – “Counterpunch” – The war party is back in power and the odds of normal relations with Russia have dropped to zero.

    The appointment of Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster to the position of national security adviser indicates that Trump has done an about-face on his most critical foreign policy issue, normalizing relations with Russia. General Michael Flynn– who recently stepped down from the post following allegations of lying to Vice President Mike Pence –was the main proponent of easing tensions with Moscow which is a position that had been enthusiastically embraced by President Donald Trump. But McMaster does not support normalizing relations with Russia, in fact, McMaster sees Russia as a “hostile revisionist power” that “annex(es) territory, intimidates our allies, develops nuclear weapons, and uses proxies under the cover of modernized conventional militaries.” So, what’s going on? Why has Trump put a Moscow-hating hawk like McMaster in a position where he’ll be able to intensify the pressure on Russia, increase the provocations and, very likely, trigger a conflagration between the two nuclear-armed superpowers?

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46533.htm

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  68. David February 25, 2017 at 5:03 PM #

    Saturday February 25, 2017

    Joshua Roberts / Reuters

    Tom Perez Elected Democratic National Committee Chair

    ATLANTA ― Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday after a contentious race that highlighted divisions within the party.

    Read More

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  69. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM #

    Trump is trying to walk back an investigation re the election and his ties with Russia, one of his fools already asked FBI to not go ahead which is impossible at this stage….it will all come out in the wash and am sure it’s damaging and catastrophic.

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  70. David February 25, 2017 at 6:40 PM #

    Nearly 2,000 appointed positions in the administration of President Donald Trump remain vacant http://cnn.it/2lRMXU3

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  71. Simple Simon February 25, 2017 at 6:57 PM #

    @de pedantic Dribbler February 22, 2017 at 5:46 PM “And of course the lovely intrigue that the Russian UN Ambassador died recently.”

    A fat sedentary old man who died of a heart attack.

    Ordinary.

    Commonplace.

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  72. David February 25, 2017 at 7:06 PM #

    President Trump tweeted that he will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. http://cnn.it/2mpSzCO

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  73. lawson February 25, 2017 at 7:44 PM #

    cant understand why perez won I guess they didnt want Farrakhan running the party

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  74. Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger February 26, 2017 at 8:51 AM #

    The illiterate already roasted the press for the last 5 weeks, there is nothing left for him to say, unless he is going to confess to them his relationship to Russua and Putin…..otherwise, the dinner is basicaĺy canceled.

    The media got better things to do, like working on bringing him down..lol

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  75. Vincent Haynes February 27, 2017 at 9:15 AM #

    Financial Times
    8 hrs ·

    There are several reasons for China to deepen its involvement in Afghanistan.
    Mystery deepens over Chinese forces in Afghanistan
    Beijing confirms ‘joint counter-terrorism operations’ with Kabul
    ft.com
    http://on.ft.com/2l1JQcG

    Very interesting……….

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