Dangers of a Trump Presidency--Part 7

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All the Trump administration’s Sabre rattling towards Iran has me worried that there will be another US lead war in the Middle East in the not too distant future. Nothing gets some people’s patriotic juices flowing like a war against an old enemy.
 

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Rudy is such a bumbling idiot--thank goodness! I think they totally blew this attempt to smear Biden, thankfully.

We've talked about this before, but Rudy just doesn't seem to have all his marbles these days.
That's what happens to everyone associated with trump. They get sucked into the alternate reality and end up looking bad. They are all ruining their careers and their good names and their reputations and anything good they have ever done (Rudy - 9/11). Somebody the other day said that trump was not going to be president forever, and what's going to happen to the sycophants then.
 

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That's what happens to everyone associated with trump. They get sucked into the alternate reality and end up looking bad. They are all ruining their careers and their good names and their reputations and anything good they have ever done (Rudy - 9/11). Somebody the other day said that trump was not going to be president forever, and what's going to happen to the sycophants then.
As that article said- he 'bends' people's spines the way Uri Geller used to bend spoons. If their spines are strong, like Comey, for example, they don't succumb. A lot of them are just weak people.
 

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Not sure if this article should go here or somewhere else. Because it is health related maybe it should. Anyway it is a sad state of affairs that rural communities are losing their hospitals.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...&utm_term=.c68e9b59471c&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
The downfall of rural America is real. One of the major reasons so many republicans totally flip flopped on Obamacare repeal and total repeal bills that passed easily from 2011-2016 failed in 2017 is that the Medicaid expansion is now the last lifeline for many rural hospitals! But it’s just a band aid! You can’t keep these hospitals afloat in depopulated areas forever no Matter how many are on Medicaid! Sorry but US has to start moving people out of dying communities some way
 

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The downfall of rural America is real. One of the major reasons so many republicans totally flip flopped on Obamacare repeal and total repeal bills that passed easily from 2011-2016 failed in 2017 is that the Medicaid expansion is now the last lifeline for many rural hospitals! But it’s just a band aid! You can’t keep these hospitals afloat in depopulated areas forever no Matter how many are on Medicaid! Sorry but US has to start moving people out of dying communities some way
The US actually needs a properly government health care system. Good community should health should not depend on a bottom line.
 

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The US actually needs a properly government health care system. Good community should health should not depend on a bottom line.
Every country in the western developed world other than the US would agree. I grew up knowing health care to be a basic human right. I understand that some Americans think public healthcare is 'socialist' but I don't think it's about politics, but rather about rights. The right to healthcare is essential for people to be able to live in dignity (unless one is wealthy and can afford the cost of private care).
 

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As that article said- he 'bends' people's spines the way Uri Geller used to bend spoons. If their spines are strong, like Comey, for example, they don't succumb. A lot of them are just weak people.
I thought it had been basically proven that Uri Geller used "slight of hand" to bend spoons and that it was all illusion. Maybe not the best analogy for Trump to make?
 

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I thought it had been basically proven that Uri Geller used "slight of hand" to bend spoons and that it was all illusion. Maybe not the best analogy for Trump to make?
If Geller used weakened or pre-bent spoons, I think the comparison to people who don't have strong enough "back bones" wrt to ethics or their espoused principles/positions is apt.
 

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https://crooksandliars.com/2019/05/howard-stern-tells-gma-trump-probably

I saw this part of the interview when I was flipping channels -
"I don't believe his stance on abortion, for example." Stern said.
He continued: "The Donald I know I think he'd probably get a few people abortions. I don't know what he's doing. The stance, the women don't have a right to choose what -- you don't have to get an abortion. But if you want the right -- I remember the days of women in the back alleys with coat hangers, that's not acceptable and you know who used to be able to get an abortion? Rich people."

And that he wanted Hillary to be on his show. Yeah, appear on a sleazy radio show with your sleazy opponent's friend.
 

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Not a Danger of a Trump Presidency, but this is the best thread.

A Trump Bump for Hong Kong’s Last Commercial Cantonese Opera Theater
The opera, “Trump on Show,” tells a story of Mr. Trump’s long-lost twin, Chuan Pu, who was raised in China and works at a crematory. There he meets the undead corpse of Liu Shaoqi, the Chinese leader who died during the Cultural Revolution.

The opera includes a Ping-Pong game between Mao and Nixon, who later gets stumbling drunk at a state banquet; a visit to the White House by a scheming Kim Jong-un; the ghost of Lincoln; Mr. Trump’s disappearance on an extraterrestrial spacecraft; and multiple singings of “Edelweiss.”
Here's hoping....

:watch:
 

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Every country in the western developed world other than the US would agree. I grew up knowing health care to be a basic human right. I understand that some Americans think public healthcare is 'socialist' but I don't think it's about politics, but rather about rights. The right to healthcare is essential for people to be able to live in dignity (unless one is wealthy and can afford the cost of private care).
There is still the issue of rural depopulation! You would have to pay doctors and nurses far far more than they would be paid elsewhere to live in these areas to be doctors. And what about social Lives? The whole rural community Is collapsing and you need more than just single payer healthcare. But society rebuilding
 

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There is still the issue of rural depopulation! You would have to pay doctors and nurses far far more than they would be paid elsewhere to live in these areas to be doctors. And what about social Lives? The whole rural community Is collapsing and you need more than just single payer healthcare. But society rebuilding
So? That is what a good social healthcare system should do. Those of us who can afford it help pay for it because heaven forbid you may need it yourself some day.

People in those communities, when their populations decrease probably need even more help than normal.
 

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Truths written from the tweet and the tweets author.

The human rights abuses our country and fellow
Americans accuse other countries but ignore of ourselves is the definition of narcissism and hypocritical as hell.

What bothers me the most about it is that other countries like EU countries are too chicken to say so. They continue as if it were business as usual. They enable Trump as much as Republicans do, only on another level. And Germany, France and Britain definitely should know better. They know what happens when you go the "pretend all is well and don't antagonize him" route. All too well. Why do so many not learn from history? :mad:
 

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I am afraid that Trump will start a war to create distraction, for show (as he often does), and (heaven forbid) to delay the elections. Nothing is impossible now. He has the support of republicans even if it endangers the country and the world.
 

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What bothers me the most about it is that other countries like EU countries are too chicken to say so. They continue as if it were business as usual. They enable Trump as much as Republicans do, only on another level. And Germany, France and Britain definitely should know better. They know what happens when you go the "pretend all is well and don't antagonize him" route. All too well. Why do so many not learn from history? :mad:
Is there much effort these days on human rights anywhere in the world? It seems like governments are very quiet generally on that front.

The treatment by the US of asylum seekers is clearly a violation of human rights and international law also I think. If only there were international channels for this being called out.
 

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