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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:02:41
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I'm absolutely appalled by all of this. I knew Trump was a racist clown, but he and his entire administration are so bluntly corrupt that it's shocking.

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:46:37

Yet, his base will blindly follow him.

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:49:16
edgecrusher said:

I honestly don't see any difference whatsoever in life in the real world ...

This is true for me also. I am always a bit sad for people in the US when I hear them on non-politcal podcasts bemoan that the end is nigh and soon we'll all be living in the apocalyse.

Nothing has changed one way o rhte other so far as I can tell. Gitmo's still open through three presidents, the business of america is still business (mostly arms sales) an individuals have more rights than ever. No President changes any of that.


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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:58:27
aspro said:
edgecrusher said:

I honestly don't see any difference whatsoever in life in the real world ...

This is true for me also. I am always a bit sad for people in the US when I hear them on non-politcal podcasts bemoan that the end is nigh and soon we'll all be living in the apocalyse.

Nothing has changed one way o rhte other so far as I can tell. Gitmo's still open through three presidents, the business of america is still business (mostly arms sales) an individuals have more rights than ever. No President changes any of that.

I don't think the changes we are seeing now will have any effect on daily life in the short term.  However, with how America is behaving now in the international scene, a lot is shifting.  Peace requires a climate of trust between nations and allegencies.  When one of the biggest forces in the free world can just retract itself from treaties both old and new a climate of insecurity is created.  If more nations follow this populist protectionist discour a lot of the prosperity that globalisation brought us (granted, not all of us in equal meassure) will be at perril.  I don't think we're at the brink of an apocalypse, but we could see a major shift in the balance of power in the world, if only because someone will fill up the vacuum the USA is leaving.

As far as economics go, I highly doubt that protectionism is te way forward.  I've heard that these new tolls on imported steel and everything would bring the tolls between nations more in balance, that the USA is being overcharged when it wants to export in relation to what others who wish to export towards the USA are being charged, but it would then be better to work towards a system where tolls for everyone are diminished.  As I understand it, Republicans are against raising taxes, but lets be real here: a trade war is nothing more than raising taxes on import.  It's even worse than regular taxes, as you're not even paying taxes for the benefit of your own country.

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