Category Archives: politics

John McCain Versus Trumpism

“The attacks on John McCain’s personal sacrifice were roundly condemned then – and millions of Americans will be praying for his recovery now. Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive brain tumour, and increases in frequency with age, affecting more men than women. Mr … Continue reading

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Impeach Trump Before He Does Any More Damage

“A new Monmouth University poll found that 41% of respondents think that Trump should be impeached and made to leave office, compared to 53% who disagree. These responses were to the same question asked by the Gallup Poll in July … Continue reading

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NAFTA Revisited

Trump’s long awaited wishlist for NAFTA has appeared. See Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation For NAFTA being “the worst trade deal ever”, there certainly aren’t a lot of specific problems being considered. A few that interest me: “Establish … Continue reading

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We’ll Make Electric Vehicles But We Are Reluctant

“What is often left out of this conversation is that the auto industry is not the only thing that is at stake here. Basically, those automakers are asking the Chinese government to let them sell their polluting vehicles in their … Continue reading

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Equities

I think about equities a fair bit these days. My nest-egg is tied up with them. The value of my currency is tied up with them. Even my politics is tied up with them. Yesterday, revelations/admissions that Trumpists colluded with … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Becomes Mainstream

“Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws” See Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdrawsIt would be so sweet if Trump is thwarted … Continue reading

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Not Presidential, Aberrant

“US President Donald Trump has defended his use of social media in a series of tweets, following a row over comments he made about two MSNBC TV presenters. “My use of social media is not presidential – it’s modern day presidential,” … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Trump

“President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election.” See Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claimWow! Just when we thought we’d heard all the nonsense possible from Trump, … Continue reading

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The Only Good Murdering Bastard Is A Dead Murdering Bastard

“A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month.” See Canadian sniper ‘kills IS militant two miles away’It used to be thought by some … Continue reading

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Sweden Promises To Balance The Books

“Sweden had previously committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. It already gets 83 per cent of its electricity from nuclear energy and hydropower, having met its 2020 target of 50 per cent renewable energy eight years ahead of schedule. To … Continue reading

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Whoosh! The Air Goes Out Of Trump’s Balloon…

“The Senate was nearly unanimous on Thursday passing a bill that would slap Russia with new sanctions and give Congress the power to review any White House attempts to roll them back.” See Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against … Continue reading

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Here We Go. Trump Destabilizes Middle East. Foments War In The Gulf.

So, Trump visits with the leadership of Saudi Arabia and is celebrated at a big conference in Riyadh. Of course, Trump will give his blessing to Saudi Arabia for whatever punishment they wish to give to Qatr for promoting democracy … Continue reading

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