CFPB in chaos as chief refuses to step aside for Trump's man
The US consumer financial watchdog was plunged into turmoil on Monday as rival directors vied to take charge amid a lawsuit against the White House. bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42141367
US police covertly spy on innocent citizens with military hardware
Dozens of police departments across the US are using special devices to track suspects without warrants. However, the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers also capture data from regular people on the street. rt.com/usa/411007-police-spying-imsi-stingray/
This year 14 MPs have received a total of £94,189 in hospitality from the Saudi regime
Hazmat situation in Florida as train with molten sulfur derails
A train hauling molten sulfur has derailed in Lakeland, Florida, causing a chemical spill. The crash has been pronounced a hazmat situation, and officials have told residents to temporarily stay indoors and keep their windows shut. rt.com/usa/411075-florida-train-derails-molten-sulfur/
we always will love you newsanon, even if we're shitheads that only read the headlines
God I miss Gaddafi.
Reminder Gaddafi helped the US to overthrow the MLs of South Yemen
It's an eviroment is going to shit episode.
I really like how argentina leaves out kinda important details.
A R T O F T H E D E A L
Is this the downfall of US imperialism or is this just how it always it was under the surface?
December's going to be a wild month in Burgerland.
Get ready for a crash and burn.
Reminder that ghadafi has its rightd and wrongs and compared to now he comes off as unequivocally based
Anyone with a brain could've seen this coming. Europe isn't going along with Trump's bullshit, and without them any sanctions are just a paper tiger.
This won't spark a market crash or anything will it? I'm getting increasingly nervous the bubbles are going to pop soon
International politics have always been a game of "Walk softly and carry a big stick." Trump is going around trying to stomp as loudly as possible and waving his stick around in the air. It's really not surprising he's not being taken seriously at all.
Do government shut downs affect the market negatively? Because there's a high possibility that's going to happen.
Trump's diplomacy is "All bark, no bite".
Any type of political instability will negatively affect the market, it means higher risks, possibility of not having your investments in the public institutions return a profit, etc. The fact that Merkel did not manage to form a government in time caused a small depression in the German financial market, for example.
It would be hilarious except that thousands of poor people are gonna die
Then buckle up kid because we're going to crazy town. If you thought the Republican infighting this year was bad, just wait until the Democrats get involved. The Dems know the Republicans need their support to pass any budget and they're ready run the GOP's tit through a ringer.
That's going to be especially true with the disaster relief. I don't think that's going to go anywhere in midst of tax "reform" and passing the budget.
Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ at Event to Honor Navajo Veterans
This brainlet has in his hand the biggest stockpile of nuclear weapons of the planet. Yay
Tax Cuts will happen Government won't be funded Healthcare will be stabilized by being made more restrictive and expensive Disaster relief will be authorized but it will be a micropenis amount DACA will be temporarily extended again Cuts to children health (if you don't get over your cancer in 3 months you have to pay OOP) Sanctions will be reimposed with more undialectical demands thrown in Border wall doesn't get funded
sounds reasonable, also no deal on brexit and no deal on anything. nothing is happening, pork is folding cards, cutting profit and moving on.
On the topic of nuclear Armageddon, here are some North Korean updates:
Japan has picked up radio signals from within the DPRK, usually these occur before missile tests. Satellite imagery hasn't picked up any missile platforms or movement as of yet, meaning that it could just be for winter exercises, but that may also change. This has been heightened by DPRK's suggestion that they may test a nuclear tipped missile over the Pacific.
A Japanese North Korean expert however recently expressed that the DPRK's missile program may now be advanced enough to no longer need live missile and nuclear testing.
This comes less than a week after Trump redesignated DPRK on the state-sponsored terrorism list, along with new sanctions that'll go into effect tomorrow.
An ex Russian diplomat has signaled that the US may be attempting to force DPRK into attacking first in order to justify a military invasion.
The South Korean government continues to push for a diplomatic solution, and are considering delaying joint military exercises with the US in hopes of both cooling tensions and making sure that the February Winter Olympics go smoothly. Some experts are worried that the US is continuing to isolate itself in the conflict as South Korea and Russia have begun to work more closely on the issue, with South Korea stating that Russia, rather than China or the US, may be the key to any diplomatic solution.
The recent DPRK defector remains in bad shape, but is no longer in critical condition. He's been widely reported on in South Korea due to his love of K-Pop, CSI, and Bruce Almighty, which his doctors have been playing to him in hopes of keeping him calm, fastening recovery. He was discovered to have Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, as well as ring worms, providing a stark look into the North's food and health conditions. However, his antibiotics have reportedly been working effectively, likely because he's never been exposed to them before.
There are a couple disputes around him at the moment, as his doctors have been preventing the military from interviewing him given his critical state, saying that he's in no condition to provide information yet. How much information the defector is able to provide will determine who foots the bill for his medical costs: if his info is of importance, the military pays for it, if not, the ministry of reunification, which has been experiencing financial problems as well as a decrease in influence in the past year, will. His doctor has stated that the defector "is a very nice guy," and is hopeful for his speedy recovery.
What a mess.
Imperialist Michael Scott
Trump is a gift for the left that keeps on giving.
If that doesn't happen, then the rest of that shit also doesn't happen. Especially DACA, since the Republicans don't want to look soft on immigration.
This was an inevitability. It was either going to be the Ruskies or the Chinese since Trump seems hellbent on a war.
True, it's also unsurprising how coldly DPRK has been receiving China lately. Americans seem to think that DPRK are China's puppet, but that's very far from the truth. Perhaps the only positive result of Trump's closeness to Russia is that this whole mess may be resolved without war. Russia and China obviously have a lot riding on this, and could very easily exploit Trump if they help solve the crisis.
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK NEWSANON
President swiss cheese brain
Agreed They aren't that fucking stupid Agreed, mostly (they'll fuck with medicare after they kill medicaid) Agreed Nah, they'll kill it. GOP needs red meat for their shithead nationalist base Agreed Agreed They'll fund it part way and run on a "finish the wall" platform in 2020
I'm sure a big factor in the North Korea ignoring China is because, like everyone else, they sense weakness in Trump. His bumbling and unpopularity has given them a prime opportunity to gain some leverage on the world stage.
Again, the problem is that they'll have to work with the Democrats to pass a budget, and Dems will have a whole Christmas list of things they want in exchange for that support.
With the party fractured to hell, the question is how far the Republicans are willing to go to make it happen.
They've been in the game for much, much longer, he's in over his head with the le stronk man shtick. The sharks smelled blood in the water a long time ago, and now they're gonna have a field day circling for the next 3 years.
THANK YOU BASED NEWSANON
I wouldn't bet the farm on that. Two senators have already come out saying they won't vote for it. If another says no, it's as dead as the Obamacare repeal.
How recent is that news?
Did you mean "hopeful"?
Senator Steve Daines of Montana said today that he won't support it. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin came out on 14th opposing it.
Of course, these are "in it's current form" hold outs and we won't know until after Tuesday if they're still against it.
It seems that Senator Johnson's concerns about the corporate tax being too beneficial compared to the cuts for smaller business/petty-bourg types could be simply placated with another across-the-board cut. It would be important to see if it goes that way or not, but that mostly doesn't seem how changing tax legislation works at this point.
Can we just start fucking murdering these people yet?
Thanks for the news on the argie sub
But agreeing with the Dems on anything could be a death sentence for their careers. Remember, they'll be facing an army of alt-right autists in the primaries. If they look weak on any social issue, they're toast.
How deluded do you have to be to believe this?
This is a world written by Douglas Adams now. I mean it was on the brink of it for a while now, but we are fully in a world we cannot control run by a man who can barely speak, barely think, snorts like a hog and is as greasy as any hog or alien beast. We're in a world I totally expected.
I swear to god and my grandma conservatards are the kinds of people who light their own house on fire in order to try and keep themselves warm.
Propaganda of the deed has a pretty poor track record as far as strategies go. It's pretty much the only reason I don't support just straight up offing porkies at any chance.
If you think about it, America's political cabal is every bit as weak and inneffectual as the Kuomintang, they're just not boiling people alive for now.
It's going to be great when Cuba starts running weapons into Puerto Rico.
>for now Operative words.
Chiang Kai Shek was the tragedy, Trump is farce, they're both idiots but Chiang was willing to use the state to silence dissent violently, Trump just does a bitchy passive agressive tweet. It's frustrating because Trump should absolutely send Seal Team 6 to raid CNN and MSNBC live on air, could you imagine it?
But Trump doesn't.
Top Democrats in Congress say won't meet with Trump as planned