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Hard News: The next four years

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  • Sacha, in reply to william blake,

    (If you paste the link to the non-mobile version of a Youtube clip it embeds automatically)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • william blake,

    Righto I will google that Sacha.

    Since Mar 2010 • 378 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to william blake,

    I just removed the "m." part of the address you had pasted.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • william blake,

    Since Mar 2010 • 378 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    You do you, Donald, but why should anyone sign shit with the United States when, in the end, one party isn't coming to the table in good faith and the end result isn't worth the paper it's written on?

    Excellent advice. Which hasn't stopped a number of prominent UK politicians tripping over one another in their efforts to reach Washington in order to show that a public school education gives one a particular insight into 'special relationships', and fully equips them to provide the best rimjob he's ever had.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • WH, in reply to william blake,

    I saw a penguin like that once. I don't think it likes us.

    Just don't say you weren't warned.

    Since Nov 2006 • 784 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    What a difference an hour makes ...
    I was intrigued to hear at 6am on Morning report that a raft of senior managers had 'resigned- en masse from the US equivalent of Foreign Affairs - then at 7am they were described as being 'dumped' by Trump...
    - which is true I wonder?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Fen Tex, in reply to John Farrell,

    As time goes by I am depressed to see many people do think they are. While I groan at every utterance of "Leader of the free world" quite a few people do seem to see the world in terms of a U.S led alliance they are citizens of.

    And it seems to me in their minds it is a Anglo-Saxon alliance that has moral right to lead.

    Christchurch • Since Oct 2014 • 18 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    which is true I wonder?

    It is safe to assume whatever Chump says is a lie - eg: we mutually cancelled the meeting.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov, in reply to Fen Tex,

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Fen Tex,

    As time goes by I am depressed to see many people do think they are. While I groan at every utterance of "Leader of the free world" quite a few people do seem to see the world in terms of a U.S led alliance they are citizens of.

    And it seems to me in their minds it is a Anglo-Saxon alliance that has moral right to lead.

    Remember that Newshub poll on NZers' 2016 presidential preferences? NZ Firsters' large-ish support for Trump is a given, but that poll didn't mention ACT or the Conservatives, who I suspect would have been right up there.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5418 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    that poll didn't mention ACT or the Conservatives

    May simply not have had any supporters in the sample.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Is Trump a Dalek emissary?
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/88883781/chivalry-or-a-fear-of-stairs-why-donald-trump-held-hands-with-british-pm-theresa-may

    I suspect Theresa May put up with his hand clutching just so she knew where his hands were...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Nothing's going to happen...
    Who knew that we had Seinfeld to blame for the ascension of Steve Bannon and his orange sock puppet...

    Bannon, 62, is a former Navy officer and Goldman Sachs banker who made a fortune after he acquired a share of the royalties from a fledgling TV show called Seinfeld.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/89003450/There-is-a-major-war-brewing-Seed-of-populist-agenda-visible-in-Steve-Bannons-past

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    A new map of Hell...
    Wired has a great link to an interactive visual of the Trump universe and its multitudinous connections:
    https://www.wired.com/2017/01/kim-albrecht-trump-data-viz

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Katharine Moody, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Interesting link, thanks. This quote in particular:

    While others saw the world rebounding from the financial crisis of 2008, Bannon just saw it becoming more divided by class.

    The elites that had caused the crisis - or, at least, failed to stop it - were now rising higher. Everyone else was being left behind.

    "The middle class, the working men and women in the world... are just tired of being dictated to by what we call the party of Davos," Bannon said in a 2014 speech to a conference at the Vatican in a recording obtained by BuzzFeed.

    The party of Davos :-) - he's not far wrong on that one.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2014 • 798 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    More information about the power of Cambridge Analytics
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/how-our-likes-helped-trump-win

    I hope the left can out data them somehow.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3202 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I hope the left can out data them somehow.

    We are now at a place where introducing Nazism as analogy, isn’t just being a dick on the internet anymore.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4316 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

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    Laurel be damned...
    Excuse me, is that fasces on your shoulder?

    introducing Nazism as analogy, isn’t just being a dick on the internet anymore

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    I have to confess to being a little Trumped-out, like most people here I’m sure. While there’s something compulsive about watching a former empire being demolished in such a public manner, otherwise interesting stories can get lost in the maelstrom of Trump’s daily outbursts. Here’s a couple which stood out for me.

    We’ve heard the stories of Trump stiffing contractors but we assumed he’d more or less stop that when he got the top job. But nope. The electrical contractors who worked “nonstop” to get Trump’s new Washington hotel ready for a televised campaign stop in September are still owed over two million dollars. The Trump organisation has offered them a third of that amount. Leopard… spots…

    Here’s an excellent piece from Google engineer Yonatan Zunger asking if the muslim ban is effectively a trial run for a coup.

    A couple of interesting images to follow.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

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    The Guardian's Martin Rowson on Trump's meeting with May.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

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    And a nice spoof on Trump and his rich white friends signing away women’s rights.

    I'm glad I'm not American.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Alfie,

    Here’s an excellent piece from Google engineer Yonatan Zunger asking if the muslim ban is effectively a trial run for a coup.

    I also wonder if the inner circle would be perfectly happy to see the US economy crumble to the point its citizens resort to grubbing for worms.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4316 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to steven crawford,

    ...the US economy crumble to the point its citizens resort to grubbing for worms.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

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