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 Post subject: Re: The 45th POTUS - Donald J. Trump
PostPosted: Wed August 09, 2017 8:11 pm 
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I get a 28. I don't like the idea of cutting the number of legal immigrants, but switching to/expanding the merit-based system seems like a fine idea to me.
It's fine, most first world countries have similar systems. Given what robotics and AI are gonna do over the next two decades, we don't need more people in this country. There are no large textile or auto parts plants that are begging for workers. The world has changed and our 'gives us your huddle masses' mantra just doesn't work anymore we have plenty of them already and they deserve our society's help first.
What about agriculture? That doesn't seem like it's going to be AIed any time soon, as well as some other sectors here like private households and construction:

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Thus, I disagree with Argo. If there are jobs out there that need to be filled, high skilled or low skilled, then let immigrants fill them.


How does reducing the allowed number of new entrants threaten those industries?


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The implications of this are really something:

WaPo: Russian surveillance plane soars over the Pentagon, Capitol and other Washington sights
The unarmed Tupolev Tu-154 flew over the District under the terms of the Treaty on Open Skies, a pact that allows its signers to make observation flights over other treaty nations, the State Department said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/che ... on-sights/


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 Post subject: Re: The 45th POTUS - Donald J. Trump
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tragabigzanda wrote:
The implications of this are really something:

WaPo: Russian surveillance plane soars over the Pentagon, Capitol and other Washington sights
The unarmed Tupolev Tu-154 flew over the District under the terms of the Treaty on Open Skies, a pact that allows its signers to make observation flights over other treaty nations, the State Department said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/che ... on-sights/


Waste of money. All that's already available via satellite imagery. Just sort of because we can thing


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Electromatic wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
The implications of this are really something:

WaPo: Russian surveillance plane soars over the Pentagon, Capitol and other Washington sights
The unarmed Tupolev Tu-154 flew over the District under the terms of the Treaty on Open Skies, a pact that allows its signers to make observation flights over other treaty nations, the State Department said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/che ... on-sights/


Waste of money. All that's already available via satellite imagery. Just sort of because we can thing

Exactly.


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Electromatic wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
The implications of this are really something:

WaPo: Russian surveillance plane soars over the Pentagon, Capitol and other Washington sights
The unarmed Tupolev Tu-154 flew over the District under the terms of the Treaty on Open Skies, a pact that allows its signers to make observation flights over other treaty nations, the State Department said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/che ... on-sights/


Waste of money. All that's already available via satellite imagery. Just sort of because we can thing


I rather doubt it. Satellites can't spoof cell towers and hoover up your cellphone data. At that altitude, is that within the realm of possibility for this plane? Microwaves/ radio waves would tend to require a closer receiver to pick up.

Also, there's a reason we use Alice Springs in Australia to communicate with satellites - in the middle of a land mass there aren't surveillance ships.


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I mean the WORST time to do this. Exactly the kind of thing that would make Donald freak out and launch nukes :)


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I love the use of the drops in that picture because it turns the flag upside down.

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For hundreds of years inverted national flags were commonly used as distress signals.[4] However, for some countries’ flags it is difficult (e.g., Spain, South Korea, the UK) or impossible (e.g., Japan, Thailand, Israel and Denmark) to determine whether they are inverted. Other countries have flags that are inverses of each other; for example, the Polish flag is white on the top half and red on the bottom, while Indonesia's and Monaco's flags are the opposite—i.e., top half red, bottom half white. A ship flying no flags may also be understood to be in distress.[5]

If any flag is available, distress may be indicated by tying a knot in it and then flying it upside-down, making it into a wheft.[6]

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The Republican Party.



Why would they postpone a presidential election?

Doesn't some major catastrophe have to happen for the president to be allowed remain after his term?

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Presidential "war powers" don't allow the president to subvert elections.

They may actually specifically forbid it.


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Nothing in subsection (c) or (d) shall be construed to authorize the President to make any amendment to the rules and regulations of the Commission which the Commission would not be authorized by law to make; and nothing in subsection (d) shall be construed to authorize the President to take any action the force and effect of which shall continue beyond the date after which taking of such action would not have been authorized.


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Presidential "war powers" don't allow the president to subvert elections.

They may actually specifically forbid it.

Also the executive branch of the government is purposely the weakest branch of the government in order to keep the presidency from turning into a monarchy/dictatorship among other things. I do worry at the level of corruption in congress and the legislature though. Extreme partisanship is a real threat to the system that's otherwise run very well over the last 250 years give or take, because of the numerous checks and balances that are supposed to be in place. Extreme partisanship blows that ideal to hell. And every time another extreme conservative gets put on the supreme court, only makes the scales tipped even worse

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run2death wrote:
Presidential "war powers" don't allow the president to subvert elections.

They may actually specifically forbid it.

Also the executive branch of the government is purposely the weakest branch of the government in order to keep the presidency from turning into a monarchy/dictatorship among other things. I do worry at the level of corruption in congress and the legislature though. Extreme partisanship is a real threat to the system that's otherwise run very well over the last 250 years give or take, because of the numerous checks and balances that are supposed to be in place. Extreme partisanship blows that ideal to hell. And every time another extreme conservative gets put on the supreme court, only makes the scales tipped even worse


They can't even pass a health care bill that has been the number one thing on their agenda for the past 7 years. I'm not too worried about Republicans leaving the government in ruins.


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Yeah, as a party the republicans are a mess, but having trump as the main mess maker doesn't do anything good for me in thinking about outrageous possible acts by the administration.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/politics/ ... index.html

"Maybe it wasn't tough enough," Trump said during a lengthy exchange with reporters.
Trump said that past administrations had not done enough to take on North Korea and that it is time a President "stuck up for the country."


I hate this man so much.


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http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/politics/trump-north-korea/index.html

"Maybe it wasn't tough enough," Trump said during a lengthy exchange with reporters.
Trump said that past administrations had not done enough to take on North Korea and that it is time a President "stuck up for the country."


I hate this man so much.



I think he's going somewhere with this. Nuke North Korea into oblivion. This kicking world war 3 off.
All this the same week a poll is floated among republicans to postpone the 2020 election.



Why in fuck is that question even being asked if not to get a feel for support for what is about to happen?

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