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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 04:06:43 am »
"Go 'head Kim Jon Un!"

The North Korean leader should not give into pressure of any kind.

If North Korean leader Kim Jon Un is the wise and prudent world leader I believe he is, he will wait out the 'summit' until after the 2018 Mid-Term Elections to see what his true political options are.

The North Korean leader is amazing! Last year, North Korean Kim Jon Un expressed a noun in political discourse no one had ever used before when he called the acting-US president a 'dotard'.    

If that's not amazing, then what is?

Anyway...  then there is this bit o' news coming through the news cycle this week:

North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit, Calls pence a ‘Political Dummy’

by Jonathan Cheng

Wednesday, May 23, 2018



According to the Wall Street Journal, in its most direct language aimed at Washington following a recent rapprochement between the two countries, Choe Son Hui, North Korea's vice minister of foreign affairs, issued through official state media, called out acting-vice president mike "race bannon" pence, to whom she referred as “a political dummy.”*





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*...and y'know what? She's right!  ;D

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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2018, 04:33:32 am »
"Remember what I wrote earlier about that white man changing his tone?" ;D





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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2018, 11:18:40 am »
"Here's The 1st Draft of that Letter To Kim Jon Un."


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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 05:01:42 pm »
Tuesday, 25th September 2018

China Rejects U.S. Warship’s Visit to Hong Kong as Tensions Rise

by Steven Lee Myers


(BEIJING, China) — China rejected a request by an American warship to make a port visit to Hong Kong next month, officials said on Tuesday, as tensions between the two countries flared on military as well as economic fronts.

The American consulate in Hong Kong confirmed China’s refusal to allow the warship the Wasp to visit but did not elaborate on the reasons behind it.




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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2018, 10:24:25 am »
Just remember, puppetine… they're all laughing at you, not with you.


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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 08:44:10 pm »
Sunday, 30th September 2018

U.S. Navy cruiser has "unsafe" encounter with Chinese ship

by CBSNews



A U.S. Navy cruiser had an "unsafe" encounter with a Chinese ship while conducting a freedom of navigation operation in the Spratly Islands on Sunday in the South China Sea, a U.S. defense official tells CBS News.

The USS Decatur passed within 12 nautical miles of two reefs in the Spratly Islands, which the Chinese consider sovereign territory.

The Chinese military routinely warns American ships and aircraft away, but in this case, the Chinese ship came within 45 feet of the USS Decatur, the official said.

The incident is the latest in a series of testy exchanges between the U.S. and Chinese militaries.

Last week, China called a mission by U.S. bombers over the South China Sea "provocative," and said the U.S. was solely responsible for the recent downturn in relations.



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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2018, 06:47:04 am »
i really hope that there are no skirmishes and a (physical) war started with China.. horrible futures lie ahead with this narrative..
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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2018, 10:22:15 pm »
i really hope that there are no skirmishes and a (physical) war started with China.. horrible futures lie ahead with this narrative..




Agree 100%, Hype.  :-[

I don't believe there is any Nation on this planet that wants to mix it up with the Chinese unless you have a deathwish. I've seen some of the latest 'known' weaponry the Chinese has in their military and I have concerns.  :-[

Anyway... check out this story for some o' you swingers out there:


Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Hof, ‘Bunny Ranch’ owner and GOP candidate for Nevada legislature, found dead after party

by Eli Rosenberg


Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner and Republican candidate for state assembly, died Tuesday at one of his brothels after a birthday party, officials said.

He was 72.

Hof, a candidate for the state Assembly in a district in southern Nevada, died in his sleep in the hours after a celebration that featured pornography star Ron Jeremy, former Arizona racist sheriff Joe Arpaio and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, according to his campaign manager Chuck Muth.

The Nye County Sheriff’s office said Tuesday that it was investigating Hof’s death.

He was found at the Love Ranch in Crystal Tuesday morning by Jeremy, who went to wake him for a meeting, police and Muth said.

“We had a wonderful event last night,” Muth told the Reno Gazette Journal. “He was having the time of his life.”

Hof’s attention-grabbing career caught perhaps its biggest break when HBO decided to broadcast a reality television show about one of his brothels, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch near Carson City, Nev.

Hof, along with many of his female employees, was a lively presence on the racy show, which regularly featured nude scenes as part of its behind-the-curtain peek at life and work at a brothel.

The show began to air on the network in 2005 and was a regular feature of its “late-night” offerings for years, before the network axed its pornographic content earlier this year.

It was just one of many stints in the limelight for Hof, who had a knack for stunts that attracted wide media attention.

He posted bail for Liberace’s former lover, Scott Thorson, in 2013, after Thorson took up residence at the Bunny Ranch.

Hof called it “one of the saddest days in Bunny Ranch history."

“I’m always looking for a new angle and something funny to keep my name and the name of the Bunny Ranch in the national media," Hof told the Reno Gazette Journal in 2015.

He rode his fame to a successful candidacy on the Republican ticket for a state assembly seat after ousting the incumbent in the primary.

But his foray into politics brought greater scrutiny to his businesses, one of which had its brothel license suspended earlier this year, as well as his background.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported earlier this year that multiple former prostitutes accused Hof of sexual assault earlier this year.

The cases were never prosecuted.

According to USA Today, Hof denied the allegations.

He won the Republican primary for the seat in June, crediting emperor puppetine for his unusual candidacy.

“It’s all because puppetine was the Christopher Columbus for me,” Hof said. “He found the way, and I jumped on it.”

Hof’s name will remain on the ballot for the upcoming election.

If he is voted into office, the county commissions for the areas he would have represented will meet to select another Republican, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.


His Democratic opponent, Las Vegas educator Lesia Romanov, told the newspaper she was stunned by his death.

“This is not anything that I would have ever guessed would happen,” she said.

“My heart goes out to those who care about him. Just a crazy turn of events."















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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2018, 03:19:50 pm »
Monday, 5th November 2018
NAVY reports, Russian fighter jet flies dangerously close to US airplane one day before the Mid-Terms[Read: Putin signals to his puppet]
by Geoff Ziezulewicz and Tara Copp


A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane on Monday over the Black Sea, the latest incident showcasing simmering tensions in Eastern Europe between Moscow and Washington.

A Navy EP-3E Aries II reconnaissance aircraft was flying in international airspace when it was intercepted by a Sukhoi Russian Su-27 “Flanker”fighter in an interaction that lasted about 25 minutes, according to a Navy release and interviews with senior officials.

The Russian jet conducted “a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, putting at risk the pilots and crew,” according to the written statement from the 6th Fleet emailed to Navy Times.

“They buzzed us,” added Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon during a Monday press briefing. “They got a little too close.”

The Russian pilot then made an additional pass, zipping close to the U.S. plane’s right side before banking away and applying its afterburner, according to a video of the encounter released by the Navy.

“They engaged the afterburners and the whole aircraft shook,” Pahon said.

The Navy EP-3E aircraft in Monday’s incident belongs to the “World Watchers” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 operating from Souta Bay, Greece.

The Navy crew reported that they felt turbulence after the first pass and vibrations from the second but their signals reconnaissance plane was operating in accordance with international law and never tried to provoke the Russian response, 6th Fleet and Pentagon officials said.

“While the Russian military is within its right to exercise within international airspace, this interaction was irresponsible,” the 6th Fleet statement said.

“Unsafe actions increase the risk of miscalculation and potential for midair collisions.”

Although Russian intercepts occur on a regular basis, Pentagon officials say that most are conducted in a safe and professional manner.

Pahon insisted that Monday’s incident was the polar opposite.

“What made it unsafe was that they didn’t establish radio contact,” he said. “They came really, really close to our aircraft.”

Pentagon officials told Navy Times that the EP-3E’s transponder was turned on for the duration of the mission.

In May, a Russian jet closed to within 20 feet of a Navy P-8 Poseidon plane over the Baltic Sea.

Five months earlier, another Russian Su-27 got within five feet of a Navy Aries aircraft before crossing the American plane’s path, forcing it to enter the Russian fighter’s flight wash.

And in November of 2017, a P-8 flew through the wake of another Russian jet’s afterburners, causing the American plane to roll 15 degrees and suffer what U.S. officials claimed was “violent turbulence.”

These sorts of interactions are supposed to be guided by the 1972 Agreement for the Prevention of of Incidents On and Over the High Seas, or INCSEA.

INCSEA was designed to tamp down Cold War tensions by preventing potentially cataclysmic confrontations between the great powers that could trigger World War III.

It was boosted by another 1989 pact, the Agreement on the Prevention of Dangerous Military Activities.

Both deals were reaffirmed by the Russian Federation in 1998.

But tensions between Moscow and Washington have flared since Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which juts into the Black Sea.

Moscow’s occupation of Crimea and its ongoing meddling in Ukraine’s civil war sparked economic sanctions against Russia by America and its European allies.

Those, in turn, triggered interference by Russian hackers in America’s 2016 presidential election and a rising number of incidents between NATO aircraft and surface vessels and Moscow’s military.







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Re: Trump to visit Phoenix AZ for rally
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2018, 02:44:20 pm »
Tuesday, 18th December 2018
No one can 'dictate' to China what it should do: Xi Jinping
by Chris Buckley and Steven Lee Myers


The Great Hall of the People

(BEIJING) — Facing deepening tensions abroad and anxieties at home, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, delivered an unabashed defense of his policies on Tuesday, using a key anniversary to argue that his recipe of guided growth under strong Communist Party control must not waver.

Mr. Xi made his case to some 3,000 officials and guests gathered in the imposing Great Hall of the People in Beijing to commemorate 40 years since China embarked on far-reaching economic changes after decades of upheaval and malaise under Mao Zedong.

The resonant date had inspired expectations among some analysts and investors that Mr. Xi would give clearer priorities to counter economic headwinds and trade tensions that have flared with the United States.

But he offered none, referring only obliquely to the economic and diplomatic challenges confronting China.

Instead, he used the meeting, broadcast live on Chinese television, to stress that only the party’s dominance would allow China to continue its stunning transformation into the decades ahead.

The first lesson from 40 years of reform, he said, was the need to maintain party leadership “over all tasks.”

“It was precisely because we’ve adhered to the centralized and united leadership of the party that we were able to achieve this great historic transition,” Mr. Xi said.

Mr. Xi’s speech, lasting nearly one and half hours, came at a pivotal, potentially fraught moment in the country, when all the contradictions in its governance appeared in stark relief.

Mr. Xi’s political power is as great as that of any leader in decades, yet his party’s tightening of controls over the economy and ever more aspects of society suggest a deep-seated insecurity at the highest levels.

Mr. Xi’s government has been forced to make some compromises with the United States as President Trump’s trade demands have escalated.

But Beijing has also intensified corporate espionage and reacted with unbridled fury when American prosecutors sought to extradite an executive of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, who was recently arrested in Canada. China quickly arrested two Canadians, apparently in retaliation.

Mr. Xi said that a country of China’s size and influence was right to hold “lofty aspirations.”

“China will never develop itself by sacrificing the interests of other countries,” Mr. Xi said, but he added that China also would not “abandon its own legitimate rights and interests.”

Throughout his speech, Mr. Xi performed similar rhetorical swerves, promising both greater openness and assertiveness, both strong state companies and prospering private businesses.

The government’s intensifying repression of Muslims in Xinjiang, crackdown on Christians and secretive detention of the Chinese chief of Interpol have clouded its global standing at a time when it aspires to play a larger international role.

Mr. Xi’s speech risked leaving Chinese officials no clearer about his policy agenda at a time when relations with the United States in particular have deteriorated badly.

“When everything is a priority, nothing is a priority,” Yuen Yuen Ang, a professor of political science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who studies China, said by email after watching the speech.
 
“Today, many policy goals in China are in tension with one another.

Which ones take precedence?

This is what officials will need to know to carry out their work on a practical level.”

Even as Mr. Xi spoke, stock markets dropped in Asia.

Though such speeches are not China’s usual vehicle for announcing specific policy measures, some investors had been hoping for signals that Beijing would take further steps to liberalize the economy or ease tensions with Washington.

Mr. Xi and Mr. Trump agreed early this month to call a truce in disputes over trade and investment, and to allow 90 days to reach an agreement.

But Mr. Xi’s speech on Tuesday was likely to dampen hopes of a breakthrough, said Ryan L. Hass, a former director for China at the National Security Council who is now a fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Mr. Hass said his Chinese contacts had “described the speech as the place where Xi would send a signal to Trump on his own terms about the market openings and other reforms on the horizon.”

“If those messages were embedded in the speech,” he added, “they appear to have been well concealed.”

Mr. Xi warned that the future contained “all kinds of risks and challenges,” but he said repeatedly that the party had expertly guided the country thus far and must continue to do so.

He emphasized twice that the party had been “completely correct” in its embrace of economic overhauls, a remark that brushed over the many internal debates, as well as ups and downs, that accompanied those changes.

Mr. Xi called for revitalizing Marxist-Leninist doctrine, a reflection of the party’s fears that it could lose its grip over a younger, increasingly wired and well-traveled generation.

“Let contemporary Chinese Marxism shine even more brilliant rays of truth,” he said.

According to Julian B. Gewirtz, a scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, who watched the speech while visiting Beijing, “This was a speech about the party more than anything else.”

It remains to be seen whether Mr. Xi’s remarks will reassure Chinese private companies, as he has tried in recent weeks to do.

Business leaders and economists have complained about meddlesome officials, heavy and capricious tax burdens, restrictions on investment and banks that prefer to channel loans to big state companies that enjoy the patronage of party leaders.

They have welcomed Mr. Xi’s promises, but also warned that the economy remains troubled by risks.

“Of all the anniversaries related to the reforms — 20 years, 25 years, 35 years — this 40th anniversary is perhaps the least optimistic I have seen,” said Ding Xueliang, a professor emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology who has long studied China’s reforms.

“People in very senior positions also have no clear idea of the direction,” he added.

“Not a single person in the past half year who I talked with in China, not a single person, said he or she is clear about the next stage.”

Adding to the anxiety were signs that the government was tightening the release of local economic data amid a sharp slowdown.

Last month, the southern province of Guangdong stopped releasing the results of a monthly purchasing managers’ index — a survey that takes the temperature of China’s important factory sector — citing a notice from the National Bureau of Statistics.

The bureau said on Tuesday that the province had violated regulations on statistics gathering.

In his speech, Mr. Xi repeatedly touted the huge advances China has made since “reform and opening” began in 1978, rattling off detailed statistics on personal incomes, education and life expectancy.

Gone are the days when food and clothing were rationed, he said.

“Hunger, food shortages and poverty, which plagued the Chinese people for thousands of years, have been generally left behind,” he said.

Mr. Xi paid tribute to Deng Xiaoping, the former leader who presided over the reforms in the 1980s.

In past anniversaries of the reform era, Deng stood out in tributes and displays, but Mr. Xi has shifted the spotlight to his own achievements since he became party leader in 2012.

Mr. Xi has repeatedly promised to ensure that China offers businesses and foreign investors an open, fair market, but many have become skeptical that he will follow through.

Instead, many say, Mr. Xi’s drive to extend party control, stifle public debate and defend the state sector have stymied economic liberalization.

“Pledges to reform are sincere, but simultaneous pledges to prevent all instability too often nullify progress,” said Daniel H. Rosen, a founding partner of Rhodium Group, an economic analysis firm that helps keep a running scorecard on China’s promised changes.

“Reform necessarily means some instability, and trying to have it both ways will not work.”

The occasion of the speech on Tuesday was the anniversary of a party meeting in 1978, when Deng and other veteran leaders who had fallen during Mao’s Cultural Revolution began to reassert their power and lay out ideas for restoring the economy after decades of strife.

The meeting now features in the party’s heavily mythologized history of that time as a watershed, although it was only years afterward that “reform and opening up” became an official party formula.

Before Mr. Xi’s speech, Chinese economists who favor market reforms had openly voiced frustration with what they said was the slow, muddled pace of change. They appear likely to be disappointed, and even worried.

“We’re sincerely hoping that this big meeting will be able to sound a clarion call for deepening reform,” Xiang Songzuo, a senior economist at Renmin University in Beijing, said at a forum in Shanghai over the weekend.

He cited an estimate from researchers at an unidentified official institute who concluded that China’s real rate of economic growth this year could be just 1.67 percent, or even lower.

That projection is at the very low end of economists’ estimates, but Chinese growth is widely believed to be lower than official estimates, which forecast an expansion of 6.5 percent this year.

If there was no strongly reformist call from leaders, Professor Xiang said, “My final conclusion will be that China’s economy is headed for a plight that will last for a considerable time and be very, very difficult.”

He did not respond to emails or messages after Mr. Xi’s speech.


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