Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by fountainhall » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:31 am

Nice series of stories about meeting Trump from celebrities in today's Guardian. This one is not new, but bears repeating I believe.
Charlie Sheen recalls running into Trump in a restaurant, just before he was to get married. Because he couldn’t make it to the ceremony, Trump removed his expensive platinum and diamond cufflinks and handed them to Sheen as a gift. “Six months later I was having some jewellery appraised and remembered the cufflinks,” Sheen recalled in 2016. “When the jeweller took a look, she recoiled and said: ‘In their finest moment, they were cheap pewter and bad zirconia.’ They had ‘Trump’ stamped on them. I think that says a lot about the man.”
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/201 ... -harrelson

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by Up2u » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:20 pm

Gay conservative group loses several leaders after Trump endorsement

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Post by Gaybutton » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:42 pm



Bill Maher should have included a Number 26. Stephen Miller looks just like Reinhard Heydrich - and in my opinion, that's not the only similarity:

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Did anyone have to glance twice before you realized the man in the photo is not Donald Trump?

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Post by fountainhall » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:26 am

John Bolton fired! At least Trump has made one good decision - although he should never have been appointed in the first place.

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Post by werner99 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:30 am

fountainhall wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:26 am
John Bolton fired! At least Trump has made one good decision - although he should never have been appointed in the first place.
The real issue: damn Trump should never have become President in the first place.

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by Gaybutton » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:46 pm

On top of everything else, while the focus is currently on Trump and the Ukraine, you may have missed this little tidbit. Trump wants the USA to pull out of the UPU. That stands for Universal Postal Union. If the USA pulls out of this system, a system that has existed since 1874, that would mean USA postage stamps will no longer be recognized internationally. If you are depending on mail being delivered from the USA, you wouldn't be receiving your mail. It might mean you wouldn't be able to send mail to the USA either.
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A 'nightmare scenario' if Trump pulls US out of global postal union, agency warns

Trump says UPU rules unfairly benefit China and wants to charge other countries more than rules permit for deliveries in the US

Donald Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the global postal system could lead to a “nightmare scenario” of mail going undelivered, packages piling up and American stamps no longer being recognised abroad, the UN postal agency has warned.

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) has been holding an emergency meeting in Geneva to persuade Washington not to follow through on a threat to quit the agency, which sets rules to ensure mail gets delivered around the globe.

The Trump administration says it wants to charge other countries more than UPU rules now permit to have letters and packages delivered in the United States, arguing that the current system unfairly benefits China.

It has set a deadline of next month for rates to be raised or it will quit.

“It is really a nightmare scenario,” the UPU’s secretary-general, Bishar Hussein, told a news conference, noting that no country had ever left since the agency was founded nearly 150 years ago. It now has 192 members.

“If the United States leaves, you’ll get those piles, because somehow every country has to figure out how to send mail to the United States… A major disruption is on the way if we don’t solve the problem today.”

Were the United States to quit the UPU, US stamps would no longer be valid abroad, he said. He said he was “very optimistic” that a compromise could be reached.

“A departure of the United States from the union would mean there is a total disruption of the service to the country,” Hussein said.

The UPU is one of the oldest international organisations, set up in 1874 to ensure that mail could be delivered anywhere on earth. It establishes a system for calculating the fees, known as “terminal dues”, that countries collect from each other to deliver mail that arrives from abroad.

Washington says the fees are too low, which unfairly benefits exporters from countries such as China, who can send goods ordered online to US customers while the US Postal Service bears part of the cost of delivering them.

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who heads the U.S. delegation, called for fixing a system “that everyone in this room knows is broken”.

“The mission here today is to retool this system for the brave new world of e-commerce,” he told the three-day talks.

Navarro said the system meant the US Postal Service was effectively spending $300m-$500m to subsidise the cost of delivering imports, including counterfeit goods and drugs mailed to the United States from China.

Warnings have also been sounded about the implications for US military members abroad sending packages home, and for Americans abroad wanting to vote by postal ballots.

Hussein said he was “very optimistic that we are going to find a solution”.

“We have a track record of solving things. We have survived two world wars, and the United Postal Union has always really reinvented itself.”

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Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Post by Gaybutton » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:30 am

Who is the whistleblower? Anyone care to make any guesses?

How about Ivanka? Wouldn't it be great if she turned on dear old dad, kind of like Ciano turned on Mussolini?

Personally, I would love it more than any other possibility if the whistleblower turns out to be none other than Kellyanne Conway . . .

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