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We could annex some of your territories, connect ourselves with Alaska altogether. We can than work on flushing out Mexico, and rename North America as Great America.
Greatest America!
 

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Just Alberta, actually. Though we'll happily bomb the shit out of BC if you ask nicely.
 

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I was reading some r/REEEEEE yesterday. Imagine being so delusional that you truly believe that Kim Jong Un has Trump over a barrel with the summit because he desperately needs it to go well and will give into any demand from NK.

I can't even.
 

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I was reading some r/REEEEEE yesterday. Imagine being so delusional that you truly believe that Kim Jong Un has Trump over a barrel with the summit because he desperately needs it to go well and will give into any demand from NK.

I can't even.
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I was reading some r/REEEEEE yesterday. Imagine being so delusional that you truly believe that Kim Jong Un has Trump over a barrel with the summit because he desperately needs it to go well and will give into any demand from NK.

I can't even.
It's like, we've gotten good news for months now from Korea. We get the first sign that the NK are flexing and it's the fucking apocalypse.

I made a comment on /r/worldnews saying that I wasn't shook and have a dozen people telling me I was retarded for thinking it'd end in any way but failure.
 

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Assuming people aren't aware of how Trump has put the screws to NK in the first place. Which is likely, I doubt many people are aware of his leverage strategy even though it's been discussed pretty heavily in various places.

Apocalypse scenario is NK walks way. Trump would just tell them, "Okay, when you want to come back to the table the deal is going to be significantly less sweet." Then just keep applying pressure. Un would may not survive until the end of Trump's 4 years and 4 to 8 years of economic strangulation.
 

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Putting the screws on the Norks hasnt worked for the last five administrations. Trump is the first to put the screws on CHINA, the fact it's working is what they refuse to acknowledge.

A good critique of that approach is that it would isolate and impoverish China if we keep slapping tariffs on them. That it would make the CCP more and more desperate as capital flight skyrockets, domestic job growth stalls and eventually hard currency for energy imports starts getting tight and eventually the Chinese would do something tragic.

But that's a positive outcome if you're not a fucking cuckfaggot.
 

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In Obama's defense, what was the likelihood that Clinton was going to roll back his non-binding policies?

They expected to run away with the election. It was a foregone conclusion. Why make anything binding when you know that the next person coming in is going to keep the status quo?
 

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Terrifying really. Reminds me of the old videos of which was safer, big heavy old steel cars or modern aluminum frame.
The first time I watched them I was like no way can the can cars win. Crumpled and survivable passenger compartment every time where big ole steely had a steering wheel through the chest.
Whats terrifying is mexicos safety laws, dont blame the car manufacturers, blame Mexico. Car companies are there to make money not throw another $10K into their cars which no one will buy there because, they cant! Cant even sell made for US cars there because they are too expensive. Same shit in all of South america too. We did a small SUV for Brazil, then when we were done with program, Ford wanted to do a study to federalize the SUV to sell it here in US. Program was cancelled 3 months in because they basically had to redesign the whole damn thing. We could not even pass a standard 5mph bumper test. (Us vehicles have a 5mph test in which minimal to no damage is done to vehicle if you hit something 5mph)
 

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lol almost all my lib friends vape too and they all love those fruit and candy flavors, lol an arrow right at the thing they love.
Dems Take Aim at E-Cigs

FDA must move quickly to ban flavored e-cigarettes and cigars
 
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Live by the sword, die the sword. You were the Executive branch, not the legislative. Your legacy of usurping the Constitution, gets erased by your successor. Too bad Hillary lost.
 

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Iran in Panic Mode, Scrambles to Save Iran Nuke Deal

Leading Iranian officials have been locked in tense meetings with European countries and former U.S. officials to ensure they continue to uphold the deal and keep doing business with the Islamic Republic.
European diplomats are said to be blaming the Obama administration for drumming up business with Iran and telling these allies that they could engage in economic transactions without penalty. The reaction from lawmakers has been unsympathetic, source said, explaining that congressional opponents of the deal long warned these European countries the deal would be subject to harsh scrutiny after President Barack Obama left office.
A State Department official familiar with the progress of new negotiations surrounding the deal said the Trump administration is set on fundamentally changing Iran's behavior, including its buildup on ballistic missiles and support for terrorism, before it agree to any Iranian demands.
"As President Trump has always said, the Iran deal was great for the mullahs and terrible for the American people," the source said, speaking only on background. "Obama gave Iran more than they could ever have imagined, and now Trump is taking it away. The Iranians are rushing to grab and save whatever they can. Europe will have to choose a side."
 

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Iran in Panic Mode, Scrambles to Save Iran Nuke Deal




A State Department official familiar with the progress of new negotiations surrounding the deal said the Trump administration is set on fundamentally changing Iran's behavior, including its buildup on ballistic missiles and support for terrorism, before it agree to any Iranian demands.
LAWL theyre barking up the wrong fucking tree. The eurocucks can't do shit.

Muhammad bin Salman rules OPEC from a jacuzzi full of underage virgins in a Trump Tower somewhere and the VERY MILLISECOND some dumbshit eurouck thinks they can leverage out of isolating Iran Trump batphones MBS then that country's oil and gas prices go through the roof and they slip into yet another recession while already owing the Germans for half a dozen bailouts.
 

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I work in Walla Walla, a small town with about 30k people.

The bum population here has been exploding for the last year, and the epicenter seems to be about a block from work. Multiple break ins recently, and I got in a fight with one of them a few months ago in the parking because he literally "bum rushed" me for looking at him, then he tried to stab me with a little bitch knife when I had him in a head lock.

Here's a steaming pile of human shit and piss in the alley next to work, which let's me know today is Wednesday. Our office socialist always walks through the alley looking at his phone on the way in to work, and I have a go pro sitting outside right now to see if I can catch him stepping in it when he comes in.

What a weird post to re-read before posting.

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Leading Iranian officials have been locked in tense meetings with European countries and former U.S. officials to ensure they continue to uphold the deal and keep doing business with the Islamic Republic.
Wait, what?

"former U.S. officials"

I know we all said the Logan Act was bullshit, but I dunno, maybe we were wrong?
 

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We should throw these "former US officials" in jail with huge bails, then watch their masters cash them out. We could take a huge chunk out of the deficit that way.