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Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Armoured, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. rambot

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  2. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    “You know, thinking about it, I’m not even sure what I expected. I just thought it would miraculously work out wonderful for everybody,” Bobbi Smith, a 62-year-old Obamacare enrollee who voted for Trump, says. “So I guess maybe I didn’t put enough thought into what I would expect from a health care act.”
     
  3. essentialsaltes

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    "I voted for Trump thinking he would protect ethnic minorities," Shantal Hanna said. "Now it's blowing up in my face."

    ICE arrests in metro Detroit terrify Iraqi Christians
    Asked for comment about the arrests, ICE said in a statement, "As a result of recent negotiations between the U.S. and Iraq, Iraq has recently agreed to accept a number of Iraqi nationals subject to orders of removal."
     
  4. LoAmmi

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    America First!!!!!
     
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  6. DaisyDay

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    Her face was bitten, not eaten.
     
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  8. Nithavela

    Nithavela Even the passenger gets in trouble

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    I'm surprised this file is so thin.
     
  9. DaisyDay

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    His confusion was understandable - he thinks he's one of the good ones.
     
  10. DaisyDay

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    Perhaps they should have gotten a coal industry lobbyist instead of an oil industry lobbyist in place as the top White House energy adviser.

    So Donald is not invoking emergency powers to keep the coalfires burning; at least, the coal industry got the right to once again dump coal mining waste into streams. At the same time, Donald's Dept. of the Interior has asked the National Academy of Sciences to stop its study into the health effects of surface mining on people nearby, so all's well. After all, if you don't know about it, it doesn't exist!
     
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    Most of the people that would be effected by nearby surface mining voted for Trump. You get what you pay for.
     
  12. DaisyDay

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    That's the theme of this thread.
     
  13. essentialsaltes

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    Similar to post #43, but with a little more detail, I think...

    Michigan’s Chaldean Christians escaped persecution in Iraq and helped Donald Trump win the presidency. Now, they’re at risk of deportation.
    By the time the raids were finished, Kalasho’s spreadsheet revealed that ICE had detained 114 Iraqis across three counties in Michigan—almost exclusively men, mostly Chaldean. Naoum and Kalasho also later found out that roughly 85 more had been detained around the same time across the country, including a group of Kurds in Tennessee and other Muslims and Christians in New Mexico and Southern California. ICE also had a list of about 1,200 more deportable Iraqis who, possibly until now, were never prioritized for deportation.
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    “These people [ICE] are like—they’re not human,” said Robin in the KEYS Grace library while her hands shook. “My dad feels like he was born here. He feels like this is his country. He teaches my kids how to become good American citizens. That’s what he says—‘America is our home. This is where you can build a future.’ ”

    Adel is not allowed to have his cane at the Michigan county jail where he has spent more than two and a half months, so he has trouble walking and circulating blood through the clogged arteries in his legs, and his blood sugar has been sporadic, leaving him feeling constantly ill. His incarceration is scheduled for a 90-day review, and his attorney has petitioned for his release, but Robin has no idea whether that will happen.

    And, according to Robin, Adel doesn’t have much of a future in Iraq: “We all know that if he goes there, they’re gonna kill him.”
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    “The community is not going to forget who came to our aid and who didn’t,” he said, referring to the largely silent Michigan Republican establishment. “And we have voting power.”

     
  14. Nithavela

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    Kick those upidity foreigners out, they served their purpose. Why aren't they fighting ISIS?
     
  15. LoAmmi

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    Can't #MAGA without breaking a few eggs, ya'know?
     
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    The letter was in fact a culmination of what many agriculture groups had sensed for months: The Trump administration viewed agriculture’s benefits from the deal more as a bargaining chip rather than something that needed to be defended at all costs.

    [Commerce Secretary] Ross "told aggies straight up that they’ve just got to get used to the fact that they’re a minor part of the economy and that trade policy isn’t going to be constructed around their interests,” said one industry consultant.
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    [Ross] argued that if the United States wanted to press Mexico into making concessions on issues such as auto-part imports, Mexico would agree rather than risk losing inexpensive access to U.S. farm products, according to people briefed on those meetings.

    “All the ag groups looked at him and their mouths dropped open and said, ‘Don’t you get it? The leverage is in their hands. We are completely dependent on them as this major export market,’” said one person who received the briefing.

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    “I don’t think the individual ag groups have been as vocal as they could be because a lot of their members voted for Trump and they don’t want to seem anti-administration, even though they are quite scared and concerned about the trade agenda,” the consultant said. “And I think there is the real fear of retaliation — being tweeted at, being frozen out of conversations on future topics. You have a farm bill coming up.”
     
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