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Re: US

Postby Q. » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:42 am

Steel tariffs will only apply to nations that do not currently supply steel to the United States.

Yes, you heard that right folks.
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Re: US

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:12 pm

Trump had a good meeting in Singapore with Kimmy.

Only surprise was the 90min press conference.

No doubt the haters will find something to whinge about though
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Re: US

Postby Q. » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:13 am

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Trump had a good meeting in Singapore with Kimmy.

Only surprise was the 90min press conference.

No doubt the haters will find something to whinge about though
You mean the meeting where his biggest pitch was for Kim to build hotels on the beach in Nth Korea?
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Re: US

Postby HH3 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:15 am

Q. wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Trump had a good meeting in Singapore with Kimmy.

Only surprise was the 90min press conference.

No doubt the haters will find something to whinge about though
You mean the meeting where his biggest pitch was for Kim to build hotels on the beach in Nth Korea?


Wasn't his biggest pitch the denuclearisation?
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Re: US

Postby Q. » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 am

HH3 wrote:
Q. wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Trump had a good meeting in Singapore with Kimmy.

Only surprise was the 90min press conference.

No doubt the haters will find something to whinge about though
You mean the meeting where his biggest pitch was for Kim to build hotels on the beach in Nth Korea?


Wasn't his biggest pitch the denuclearisation?


No new commitment to denuclearisation or an inspection regime was reached. Absent from the joint statement was the definition of complete, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement (CVID).

They literally just sign an agreement identical to the agreement issued by Kim and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, after their meeting on the southern side of the demilitarised zone at the end of April.
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Re: US

Postby Dogwatcher » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:26 am

HH3 wrote:
Q. wrote:
mighty_tiger_79 wrote:Trump had a good meeting in Singapore with Kimmy.

Only surprise was the 90min press conference.

No doubt the haters will find something to whinge about though
You mean the meeting where his biggest pitch was for Kim to build hotels on the beach in Nth Korea?


Wasn't his biggest pitch the denuclearisation?


It was a very vague pitch.
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Re: US

Postby HH3 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:45 pm

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Re: US

Postby stan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:46 am

Alright guys the US midterms are up and about. We should start ttok get an idea soon as to how this has gone.

This wil be interesting to see how Merica has view Trumps first 2 years.
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Re: US

Postby woodublieve12 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:59 am

stan wrote:Alright guys the US midterms are up and about. We should start ttok get an idea soon as to how this has gone.

This wil be interesting to see how Merica has view Trumps first 2 years.


excuse my ignorance but how does the midterms work?
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Re: US

Postby PatowalongaPirate » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 am

stan wrote:Alright guys the US midterms are up and about. We should start ttok get an idea soon as to how this has gone.

This wil be interesting to see how Merica has view Trumps first 2 years.

Already apparent there is a massive swing against him.

Surprise, the polling booths in predominantly Afro-American areas and also pro Democratic areas have either run out of ballot papers or have 3 hour+ waits to vote.
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Re: US

Postby Booney » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:08 am

woodublieve12 wrote:
stan wrote:Alright guys the US midterms are up and about. We should start ttok get an idea soon as to how this has gone.

This wil be interesting to see how Merica has view Trumps first 2 years.


excuse my ignorance but how does the midterms work?


How do midterm elections work?

Midterm elections occur halfway between presidential elections, which occur every four years.

All 435 members of the House of Representatives are up for election every two years, with one-third of the Senate up for election. Members of the Senate serve staggered six-year terms.

Fifty-one seats are needed for control of Senate and 218 are needed for the House.

How do midterm elections work?

Midterm elections occur halfway between presidential elections, which occur every four years.

All 435 members of the House of Representatives are up for election every two years, with one-third of the Senate up for election. Members of the Senate serve staggered six-year terms.

Fifty-one seats are needed for control of Senate and 218 are needed for the House.

With control of Congress swaying either way, each party could have the advantage to pass their legislative agendas – or to block opposing agendas and the president’s Supreme Court nominees from being confirmed.

Additionally, gubernatorial elections could have momentous implications on the rights to vote for millions of citizens. Florida, for example, is one of the few states that permanently strips voting rights from people convicted of a felony. Nearly 1.5 million Floridians have been disenfranchised as a result.

Since Florida Governor Rick Scott took office in 2011, he reversed efforts by his predecessor to restore the right to vote to former felons with nonviolent convictions, making it markedly more difficult for ex-felons to have their voting rights restored.

What effects will the 2018 midterm elections have on the future of Trump’s presidency?

Some of Mr Trump’s key agendas and campaign promises could be revived if Republicans hold control of Congress. The US president has vehemently promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, for example, which Republican senators failed to do last year.

Republicans could put forth another repeal effort should the party hold the majority in both chambers.

Conversely, with a Democrat majority, party members could block a number of measures put forth by Republicans by preventing them from being enacted.

Perhaps most importantly, if the Democrats were to take control of the House it would allow them to launch impeachment proceedings against Mr Trump - something the president is very keen to avoid.
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Re: US

Postby stan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:52 am

Ahh yeah what he said
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Re: US

Postby Booney » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:23 pm

stan wrote:Ahh yeah what he copied and pasted



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Re: US

Postby stan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:26 pm

Dems of to a reasons of to a reasonable start at the moment.
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Re: US

Postby Booney » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:08 pm

Democrats look set to take the majority in the House of Representatives but fail to win back the Senate after the “blue wave” of historic support they hoped for failed to materialise.

Multiple US broadcasters projected that the Democrats would take the House. It will allow them to block Donald Trump’s laws and launch a string of investigations into his administration. However the Republicans looked on course to hold – or possibly even increase – their majority in the Senate, a result which Mr Trump is likely to use as proof that the night was not as bad as feared.

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Losing the House will be a major political headache for Mr Trump. His political opponents will now have veto over any legislation he proposes, ending the Republican’s control over both wings of Congress. That could jeopardise the president’s hopes of securing funding for his US-Mexico border wall, further unpicking Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation and implementing a new tax cut for the middle classes.

Holding the majority also means Democrats take control of the House’s committees, meaning they can launch a string of damaging investigations into the Trump administration and call witness to testify. However the White House will be buoyed by projections that the Republicans will retain their majority in the Senate, and possibly even increase it.
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Re: US

Postby bulldogproud » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:24 pm

HH3 wrote:
Jimmy_041 wrote:I reckon she's quite smart
Makes everyone think she's a caring, sharing kind of gal whilst she rakes in millions


Yeah but who's money's she gonna be using to keep people happy.

You get free health care!
You get free schooling!
You get a tax cut!

Oh wait, who's paying for all this free shit?

She won't keep the masses happy by being a competent President. Her campaign would be run a lot like Bernies was. Socialism doesn't work.


Socialist countries, particularly Scandinavian ones, always end up at the top of world's most liveable countries and the world's happiest countries.
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Re: US

Postby bulldogproud » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:36 pm

The governorship races are also very important in this mid-term, as they set the boundaries re electorates. At the moment, there is a huge gerrymander where the Democrats need something like 56% of the popular vote to win government. Thankfully, this can now be redressed somewhat through a number of 'blue' wins in the governorship races.
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Re: US

Postby stan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:39 am

Almost a confused response from the people. They have given "The House" to the Dems whilst strengthening the Republicans hold on the Senate.
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Re: US

Postby Booney » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:43 am

stan wrote:Almost a confused response from the people. They have given "The House" to the Dems whilst strengthening the Republicans hold on the Senate.


Only 1/3 of the senate is up for re-election in the midterms, less chance of a major swing there.
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Re: US

Postby bulldogproud » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:55 am

Booney wrote:
stan wrote:Almost a confused response from the people. They have given "The House" to the Dems whilst strengthening the Republicans hold on the Senate.


Only 1/3 of the senate is up for re-election in the midterms, less chance of a major swing there.


There were 35 Senate seats up for election; of these, 26 were held by Democrats and only 9 by Republicans. These were the seats that were previously up for election in 2012.
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