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Gove is OUT

The contestants are now :


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As I said publicly a few weeks ago. Career Politicians have been taking themselves a bit too seriously
since the BreXiT betrayal began. As if any of us have other than a burgeoning disrespect for them.
I think Boris at least has a sense of humour to be able to move on from the current impasse.
I hope he has the Donkey Kong to be able to come up with a solution.

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FALSE FLAG ALERTS / Re: Iran says it has shot down US drone
« Last post by poseidonlost on Today at 11:41:24 am »

Iran says it has shot down US drone as missile strike in Saudi Arabia raises tensions

Whoopty sh*t

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The Independent

China hiking tariffs on US but cutting them for other countries amid trade war with Trump, analysts say

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'China may have raised trade tariffs on US exports during its recent trade war with the Trump administration, but it has been quietly lowering tariffs for other countries, according to analysis by a group of leading economists.

Beijing has cut tariffs on competing products from other nations it trades with to an average of 6.7 per cent since the start of last year, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

This compares to a 20.7 per cent average tariff rate on American products over the same period, the US-based group found in its latest report. The institute said the US had enjoyed a “level playing field” with other countries as recently as the start of 2018, but the escalation of the Washington-Beijing trade dispute over the past 12 months had changed the picture.

“While Trump shows other countries nothing but his tariff stick, China has been offering carrots,” said PIIE fellow Chad Bown. “China has begun rolling out the red carpet for the rest of the world. Everyone else is enjoying much improved access to China’s 1.4 billion consumers.”

Mr Bown said Americans were “likely suffering more than President Trump thinks” as a result of administration’s trade war. “Trump’s provocations and China’s two-pronged response mean American companies and workers now are at a considerable cost disadvantage relative to both Chinese firms and firms in third countries.”

The latest Labor Department figures showed job growth in manufacturing and construction slowed considerably in May, one of the clearest signs that Mr Trump’s tariffs are having a negative impact on blue-collar sectors.

The US slapped 25 per cent tariffs on $250bn (£200bn) worth of Chinese imports last April. China counterpunched by targeting $110bn (£85bn) in hiked tariffs on US products later in 2018.'

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Press TV

US considers three sanctions packages on Turkey over Russian S-400 systems

Citing three unnamed people familiar with the matter, English-languageBloomberg television news network, reported on Wednesday that the most severe package under discussion between officials at the National Security Council and the State and Treasury departments would all but cripple Turkey's troubled economy, and would be in addition to Ankara's exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program. The sanctions proposal with the most support would target several companies in Turkey’s key defense sector under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

The US Congress passed the CAATSA against Russia in August 2017 over allegations of interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The law, among other things, imposes sanctions on countries and companies that engage in contracts to purchase weaponry from Russia.

Such sanctions would effectively sever Turkish firms from the US financial system, making it almost impossible for them to buy American components or sell their products in the US.

The report came a day after Turkey accused the United States of not acting as an ally in the wake of Washington's ultimatum to Ankara to abandon the deal to buy S-400.

The Turkish defense ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that “the wording and approach” of a letter sent earlier this month by former Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan “was not in the spirit of an alliance (and) caused unease.”'

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Global Research CA

America’s War against Iran: The Insidious Role of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) Terrorist Entity

'In 2015, the United States, several other nations and the European Union signed an agreement with the government of Iran that limited Iran’s nuclear development program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against Iran. During the final years of the Obama presidency, and the first year of the bizarre and erratic administration of Donald Trump, all parties were in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This was attested to by the United Nation International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which inspected Iran’s nuclear sites regularly, and the fact that many nations were now freely and profitably trading with Iran. But as Trump attempted to undo everything his popular predecessor had accomplished, he violated the JCPOA by withdrawing from it completely. He reissued sanctions, and threatened the other signatories, including some of the U.S.’s oldest and closest allies, with sanctions if they continued trading with Iran. The deal collapsed, with all the parties except Iran in violation of it.

The U.S. violation was condemned around the world, by nearly every nation on the planet except apartheid Israel, whose racist prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had addressed the U.S. Congress before that body voted, urging its members to defeat the agreement; despite his efforts, Congress agreed to support the JCPOA.

Wanting out of the deal, Trump sought some rationale that he felt would pass muster with the public, to enable him to violate both domestic and international law. His minions located an article by one Heshmat Alavi, saying that the deal allowed Iran to increase its military budget, something to which the U.S. objected.

There are a few things worth exploring a bit more deeply in this. First, since the United States has a bloated military budget that is equal to the military budgets of the next eight countries with the largest such budgets, it is a bit disingenuous for the U.S. to criticize any other country’s military budget. And since Iran is surrounded by U.S. military bases, it is completely understandable for that nation to want to be sure it has what it needs to protect its people from U.S. aggression.'

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Google shareholders urge company to break itself up before regulators do

Shareholder activists have urged Google’s parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force it to do so.

SumOfUs, an organisation that seeks to curb the growing power of large corporations, presented the proposal at Alphabet's annual shareholder meeting at an auditorium at the company's offices in California.

Sonamtso, a campaigns director for Students for a Free Tibet who goes by one name, said at the meeting on behalf of SumOfUs Alphabet was too big to manage. It should sell off some assets now “rather than waiting for antitrust regulators to set a path” and potentially deriving less shareholder value, Sonamtso said.

But the proposal and 13 other shareholder measures opposed by the company were voted down on Wednesday, according to its preliminary tally. Alphabet's top two executives, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, hold 51.3 per cent of shareholder votes.

The move shows a growing focus on the prospect of antitrust action against Alphabet and other big technology firms such as Facebook and Amazon as they face a political and public backlash over privacy issues and the power they now wield over the world's information.

Donald Trump has been a frequent critic of Google, claiming without evidence that its search engine unfairly produces results unfavourable to him.
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<p dir="ltr" lang="en">As @Google's AGM starts to get underway, protests calling for it to do much better on #humanrights take place in #London and #Stockholm! Not long now before we speak directly to execs and shareholders about the dangers of Google's decisions #DropDragonfly</p>
— SumOfUs (@SumOfUs) June 19, 2019[/size][/quote]


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FALSE FLAG ALERTS / Iran says it has shot down US drone
« Last post by EvadingGrid on Today at 08:15:10 am »

Iran says it has shot down US drone as missile strike in Saudi Arabia raises tensions


'US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the details of a missile strike in Saudi Arabia that appeared to come from Yemen, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has said, as Iran claimed in a separate incident to have shot down a US drone over its territory.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and continuing to consult with our partners and allies,” Sanders said on Wednesday, in relation to the Saudi missile strike.

Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen, who ousted the Saudi-backed internationally recognised government in late 2014, have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi cities in the past two weeks. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency claimed the country’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a US drone when it entered Iranian airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in the southern Hormozgan province. It said the drone was RQ-4 Global Hawk.

The US military denied any US aircraft were operating in Iranian airspace at the time of the claimed attack. Captain Bill Urban, a US Central Command spokesman, declined to comment when asked if an American drone was shot down but said “there was no drone over Iranian territory.”

Last week the US military alleged Iran fired a missile at another drone that responded to the oil tanker attacks near the Gulf of Oman.

Earlier, Houthis said they had attacked a power station in the Saudi province of Jizan, with a cruise missile, according to the group’s Al Masirah TV.

There was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities.'

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Sajid Javid is OUT

The contestants are now :


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General Discussion / Re: Have you realized you've been duped by Trump yet?
« Last post by tahoeblue on Jun 19, 2019, 11:38:21 pm »
Trump Signs Amnesty Budget Bill For Millions Of Illegals
Encourages Millions More To Flood Into The US And Is
Caught Bald-Faced Lying About Caravans That He Let In
By Willian Gheen ALIPAC

... he never mentioning he just signed the dastardly and secretive budget bill which incentivizes illegal immigration and child trafficking.

Trump just signed into a law a bill that 99% of Americans know nothing about which contains Amnesty for millions of illegals, incentives for child trafficking, an expansion of Trump's deadly catch and release policies, less detention space for illegals, reductions of interior immigration law enforcement, new buildings and buses to bring more illegals into the US, raising of legal immigration levels, a measly 1.3 billion for border fences, and severe restrictions on where border barriers can be built.
ALIPAC is launching a new effort to reach out to Angel Moms and provide them with information proving that Trump lies and is using the families of victims of illegal aliens to promote a globalist and open-borders agenda while pretending to be a nationalist.
ALIPAC is now tracking  11 broken campaign promises by Trump on immigration issues. (View List )

At this time the broken promises list includes:

-- Trump reversed his campaign position of reducing legal immigration levels and now supports rasing legal immigration levels according to his State of the Union Speech of Feb 5, 2019.
-- Trump promised caravan illegals could not come into USA. (Caravan illegals allowed to enter.)
-- Trump promised a border wall. (No Wall. No wall yet as of Feb 2019))
-- Trump promised to end DACA Amnesty on his first day. (Trump continues DACA.)
-- Trump promised to oppose Amnesty. (Trump endorses Amnesty legislation and has deployed his son-in-law Jared Kushner to cut a deal with Democrats to give Amnesty to millions of illegals.)
-- Trump promised Executive Order to end birthright citizenship. (No Order.)
-- Trump promised illegals would go home. (Trump now supports Amnesty via HR 4760.)
-- Trump promised DHS would clean up elections fraud. (No Action.)
-- Trump promised to end Sanctuary Cities. (No Action.)
-- Trump promised to end catch and release of illegals. (Catch and release continues.)
(UPDATE FEB 18 2019 TRUMP SIGNED EMERGENCY ORDER)-- Trump said he would declare an emergency and have the military build the wall. (No action till Feb 18, 19))

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