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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1800 on: May 30, 2018, 12:38:25 pm »
Trump is going to put a tariff on German cars .
Trump 2020!!
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With 35,513 sales of U.S.-built vehicles through the first one-third of 2017, BMW Group produces 33 percent of its U.S. sales volume with U.S.-built models: X3, X4, X5, and X6. Sales of BMWís imported vehicles are down 10 percent in 2017, year-over-year. Sales of BMWís domestically produced models are up 16 percent.

At the Mercedes-Benz brand Ė excluding those Sprinter vans and the Smart Fortwo ó the 54,478 Alabama-built vehicles sold so far this year represents 51 percent of the Mercedes-Benz brandís U.S. sales volume so far this year. The C-Class, GLE, and GLS models built in the U.S. have seen their sales rise 19 percent so far this year, while other Benzes have suffered a 13-percent sales decline.Volkswagen Passat assembly worker Chattanooga - Image: VolkswagenAt Volkswagen, where the Atlas was being produced in the first-third of 2017 but not yet on sale, the Volkswagen brand generated 24 percent of its January-April volume with the Tennessee-built Passat, sales of which are up 24 percent, year-over-year. Volkswagenís other models, including the Mexican-built cars, are up 4 percent so far this year. Across the entire Volkswagen Group in 2017ís first four months, the U.S.-produced Passat accounted for 13 percent of total U.S. sales volume. With the Atlas coming onstream, that 13-percent figure will rise quickly.

With the relatively high-volume NAFTA zone Volkswagen vehicles included as foreign-built and with the U.S.-assembled Mercedes-Benz vans simply excluded from the equation, eight vehicles sold by German brands in America produced 28 percent of total BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz USA, and Volkswagen Group sales in 2017ís first four months. Thatís 114,000 vehicles built in the U.S. and sold in the U.S. to go along with 290,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. but built elsewhere.

Again excluding the either/or/both Mercedes-Benz vans from the equation and including Mexican-built NAFTA zone cars among the imports, this places German automakers on track to sell roughly 350,000 U.S.-built vehicles in 2017 and 875,000 imports.

How is a tariff on foreign cars going to help American companies?

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General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported sales of 4.04 million vehicles in China in 2017, a third more than the 3.002 million the company sold in the United States. Included in the total for China are sales of Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet brands, as well as sales made by the companyís joint ventures with China-based automakers Wuling and Baojun.

2017 marks the sixth consecutive year that China has been GMís top market.


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1801 on: May 30, 2018, 12:40:57 pm »
Based on everything Iíve read on here, it looks like trump will be relelected.   You all shot your load on Russia, and now youíre impotent.
Mueller hasn't shot his wad, not by a nosirree bob:

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When they met, Mr. Trump was ready to talk ó but not about the travel ban. His grievance was with Mr. Sessions: The president objected to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Mr. Trump, who had told aides that he needed a loyalist overseeing the inquiry, berated Mr. Sessions and told him he should reverse his decision, an unusual and potentially inappropriate request.

Mr. Sessions refused.

The confrontation, which has not been previously reported, is being investigated by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as are the presidentís public and private attacks on Mr. Sessions and efforts to get him to resign. Mr. Trump dwelled on the recusal for months, according to confidants and current and former administration officials who described his behavior toward the attorney general.

The special counselís interest demonstrates Mr. Sessionsís overlooked role as a key witness in the investigation into whether Mr. Trump tried to obstruct the inquiry itself. It also suggests that the obstruction investigation is broader than it is widely understood to be ó encompassing not only the presidentís interactions with and firing of the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, but also his relationship with Mr. Sessions.


Obstruction of justice is no laughing matter.


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1802 on: May 30, 2018, 06:17:35 pm »
Based on everything Iíve read on here, it looks like trump will be relelected.   You all shot your load on Russia, and now youíre impotent.
Mueller hasn't shot his wad, not by a nosirree bob:

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When they met, Mr. Trump was ready to talk ó but not about the travel ban. His grievance was with Mr. Sessions: The president objected to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Mr. Trump, who had told aides that he needed a loyalist overseeing the inquiry, berated Mr. Sessions and told him he should reverse his decision, an unusual and potentially inappropriate request.

Mr. Sessions refused.

The confrontation, which has not been previously reported, is being investigated by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as are the presidentís public and private attacks on Mr. Sessions and efforts to get him to resign. Mr. Trump dwelled on the recusal for months, according to confidants and current and former administration officials who described his behavior toward the attorney general.

The special counselís interest demonstrates Mr. Sessionsís overlooked role as a key witness in the investigation into whether Mr. Trump tried to obstruct the inquiry itself. It also suggests that the obstruction investigation is broader than it is widely understood to be ó encompassing not only the presidentís interactions with and firing of the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, but also his relationship with Mr. Sessions.


Obstruction of justice is no laughing matter.
U r telling me where are Hillaryís 30 k emails?
Bonzai!




Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1804 on: May 30, 2018, 06:27:30 pm »
Congratulations, you've managed to fill a hundred pages with posts about Donald Trump. I wonder how many we'd be able to manage on Theresa May or that big girl's blouse Trudeau.


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1805 on: May 30, 2018, 06:34:01 pm »
Probably not many as they're smaller players on the world stage.


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1806 on: May 30, 2018, 09:28:24 pm »
The unhinged tweets of Roseanne giving the unhinged tweets of Trump a run for their money.


Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1807 on: May 30, 2018, 09:40:15 pm »
The unhinged tweets of Roseanne giving the unhinged tweets of Trump a run for their money.

Difference is Roseanne was fired and deleted her Twitter account. No such luck for Trump.

I found her George Soros comments to be just as if not more despicable than her ĎApesí comment, but happy she got her reckoning one way or another.


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1809 on: May 31, 2018, 07:30:28 am »
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Congratulations, you've managed to fill a hundred pages with posts about Donald Trump. I wonder how many we'd be able to manage on Theresa May or that big girl's blouse Trudeau.

To be fair, they have their faults and they'd fill a few pages for their current travails, but during their lives, they've lived a decent existence at some point.  Nothing with Trump, being born into money and being given millions by his father, conning people his whole life, and being a racist, homophobic, sexist blight on society, has even a glimmer of positivity to it.  If he wasn't president, I couldn't care less what he does.  It's just we have to suffer his ridiculous nonsense every day.

You're a Brit living in Korea aren't you? If you just stopped reading anything about him, your suffering would be greatly alleviated.


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1810 on: May 31, 2018, 09:10:20 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7iRcuLhrAs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wwKf0-DME

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/video/trump-goes-ahead-china-tariffs-021137767.html

Youíd argue that protectionism has hurt the Japanese rather than allowed them the get stronger in key high skilled industries?
The us also has from its inception protected its markets which is how it grew in key industries , manufacturing of textiles and production of steel and its own railroad. 
Britain also to grow kicked out the Dutch and didnít permit them to even sell textiles until Britain caught up with the Dutch. 
There is no open free market, and as long as there isnít you use trade to get countries to lowere their barriers, like Germany which hides behind the eu, that it controls to the detriment of all the member states
Bonzai!


Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1811 on: May 31, 2018, 10:38:53 am »
Yes.  In some ways, it's almost impossible to avoid hearing about the dumb crap he gets up to because he wants to be everywhere and talked about, as all publicity is good publicity in his books.  Maybe my use of the word 'suffer' was a little strong with regards to me.  It's more head shaking and amazement that somebody could be so unfit to hold such a prominent, 'important' position, and still supported by anybody.  It's like a car crash you can't look away from, and to think that people still look at him and what he stands for, and still think that he should be lauded or worse still, reelected. 

If you followed his advice and stopped caring, you'd realize that Trump isn't Hitler and he hasn't come close to destroying anything and that everything is fine. The Presidency is important but it's not THAT important.

The Trump opposition is an exercise in mass hysteria. For the degree to which things have changed, the level of outrage is unjustified. 95% is people just working themselves into a lather thanks to the media and their own boredom and needing a "cause".


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1812 on: May 31, 2018, 10:24:07 pm »
Yes.  In some ways, it's almost impossible to avoid hearing about the dumb crap he gets up to because he wants to be everywhere and talked about, as all publicity is good publicity in his books.  Maybe my use of the word 'suffer' was a little strong with regards to me.  It's more head shaking and amazement that somebody could be so unfit to hold such a prominent, 'important' position, and still supported by anybody.  It's like a car crash you can't look away from, and to think that people still look at him and what he stands for, and still think that he should be lauded or worse still, reelected. 

If you followed his advice and stopped caring, you'd realize that Trump isn't Hitler and he hasn't come close to destroying anything and that everything is fine. The Presidency is important but it's not THAT important.

The Trump opposition is an exercise in mass hysteria. For the degree to which things have changed, the level of outrage is unjustified. 95% is people just working themselves into a lather thanks to the media and their own boredom and needing a "cause".
Keep telling yourself that.


Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1813 on: June 01, 2018, 06:14:44 am »
Vowing to get hard on China, Trump imposes steep tariffs on...key US allies... in the name of national security. Meanwhile, Trump also vows to help Chinese company ZTE stay afloat, a company that regularly flaunted US sanctions and whose components the US military bans the use of by personelle... for national security concerns.

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ďEurope, Canada, and Mexico are not China, and you donít treat allies the same way you treat opponents,Ē Mr. Sasse said.

And which country was it that is trying to impose maximal political and economical discord globally to shake up the existing order?

Seems US allies are not necessarily Trump allies, and the same might be true of its enemies.


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1814 on: June 01, 2018, 10:01:07 am »
"President Trump is normalizing racism...

"This is evidence to support conservativesí intuition that the character of a president matters. But apparently thatís something conservatives no longer believe. Or do they simply not care that a president is setting a racist tone for the nation?"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/president-trump-is-normalizing-racism/2018/05/30/7d5f726e-6417-11e8-a768-ed043e33f1dc_story.html

What's really happening is that American politics is degenerating into identity politics. The political left can't claim the moral high ground on the issue. There are plenty of people on the left who would love to throw the groups they don't like under the bus if they had the chance. Trump is more of symptom than a cause of what is happening. It's going to get more interesting in the next few decades as America becomes even more diverse.


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1815 on: June 01, 2018, 10:52:12 am »
"President Trump is normalizing racism...

"This is evidence to support conservativesí intuition that the character of a president matters. But apparently thatís something conservatives no longer believe. Or do they simply not care that a president is setting a racist tone for the nation?"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/president-trump-is-normalizing-racism/2018/05/30/7d5f726e-6417-11e8-a768-ed043e33f1dc_story.html

What's really happening is that American politics is degenerating into identity politics. The political left can't claim the moral high ground on the issue. There are plenty of people on the left who would love to throw the groups they don't like under the bus if they had the chance. Trump is more of symptom than a cause of what is happening. It's going to get more interesting in the next few decades as America becomes even more diverse.

Thats crazy .
All the leftís arguments are crazy postmodernist crap.
Bonzai!


Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1816 on: June 01, 2018, 11:37:03 am »

Thats crazy .
All the leftís arguments are crazy postmodernist crap.

What's your beef with postmodernism?


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Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1817 on: June 01, 2018, 12:09:42 pm »
trump is the racist-in-chief. He just pardoned his jester, d'souza, one of the alt-right's leading racists and conspiracy theorists.

Tax cuts aren't working, trade wars aren't working, culture wars are working only with a smaller and smaller base...November is looking good for Dems .


Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1818 on: June 01, 2018, 03:46:56 pm »
trump is the racist-in-chief. He just pardoned his jester, d'souza, one of the alt-right's leading racists and conspiracy theorists.

Tax cuts aren't working, trade wars aren't working, culture wars are working only with a smaller and smaller base...November is looking good for Dems .

Have you noticed that many of the same posters that trash Trump are often the ones that say some of the most bigoted things about Koreans?

"President Trump is normalizing racism...

"This is evidence to support conservativesí intuition that the character of a president matters. But apparently thatís something conservatives no longer believe. Or do they simply not care that a president is setting a racist tone for the nation?"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/president-trump-is-normalizing-racism/2018/05/30/7d5f726e-6417-11e8-a768-ed043e33f1dc_story.html

What's really happening is that American politics is degenerating into identity politics. The political left can't claim the moral high ground on the issue. There are plenty of people on the left who would love to throw the groups they don't like under the bus if they had the chance. Trump is more of symptom than a cause of what is happening. It's going to get more interesting in the next few decades as America becomes even more diverse.

As diversity is a good thing.  What you really mean is divided.  That is all Trump is doing.  He is only interested in the groups that 'adore' him.  He couldn't give a shit about anyone else. 

The left doesn'tdoesn't actually care about diversity. It's diversity of identity, not thought or culture. The right isn't better on this but at least they aren't blind hypocrites about it.


Re: When will Trump be impeached?
« Reply #1819 on: June 01, 2018, 03:59:02 pm »
Yes.  In some ways, it's almost impossible to avoid hearing about the dumb crap he gets up to because he wants to be everywhere and talked about, as all publicity is good publicity in his books.  Maybe my use of the word 'suffer' was a little strong with regards to me.  It's more head shaking and amazement that somebody could be so unfit to hold such a prominent, 'important' position, and still supported by anybody.  It's like a car crash you can't look away from, and to think that people still look at him and what he stands for, and still think that he should be lauded or worse still, reelected. 

If you followed his advice and stopped caring, you'd realize that Trump isn't Hitler and he hasn't come close to destroying anything and that everything is fine. The Presidency is important but it's not THAT important.

The Trump opposition is an exercise in mass hysteria. For the degree to which things have changed, the level of outrage is unjustified. 95% is people just working themselves into a lather thanks to the media and their own boredom and needing a "cause".

You've got it really bad, Martin, you really have.  In your little echo chamber, you are the only one who is projecting this 'Hitler' nonsense onto others.  You are the only one talking about this.  I've not mentioned it once.  I'm also not sure what combination of koolaid, crack or other prescription drugs you must be under to think that 'everything is fine'.  You really should get out a bit and stop watching Fox.  Really, I worry about you. 

As for stopping 'caring'  :laugh: that would be something.  If everyone stopped 'caring', wouldn't that be a little bit too, erm,  liberal for you.  We can't have that.  'Hey Mexicans, yeh, sure, come over here.  We don't care anymore' 'KJE, you can have your nuclear weapons, it's ok.  We're fine with it'.  Wait, I forgot, it doesn't work like that, does it Martin?

Right. No ome has compared Trump to Hitler.  :rolleyes:

Objective metrics about the quality of life show that things have stayed roughly the same or gotten better under Trump. Some of that is Obama. Some isn't.

Believe it or not, most Trump supporters knew Donald was a big risk going in and had significant character defects. They will turn on him. On the other hand, the left has worked themselves into such a state that I genuinely worry. If peace is accomplished with NK, maybe they'll find a way to rationaluze what happened. But if that happens AND Trump is cleared by Muller, I think you might see some people truly lose it.

I think the cutoff point is those who think Trump is a liar/conman/huckster/etc. but also has legit communication skills and such vs. those who are all-in on Trump-Rusdia, Trump is Hitler, Trump supports the KKK, Trump is senile, Trump can't read, etc. At some point the joke or comparison in those cases became "real" to some people and that's not good.