• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
  • There are no markets
  • "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

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'Good news': Trump celebrates the release of Utah missionary jailed on weapons charges in Venezuela for two years as he and his ecstatic family prepare for evening trip to the White House

  • Utah man, Joshua Holt, 26, has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges
  • President Donald Trump tweeted that it was 'good news' and says Holt is expected to land in Washington, and come to the White House today at 7pm
  • Holt's family says 'we are grateful to all who participated in this miracle'
  • His release comes after lobbying by his family and U.S. officials
  • Holt had gone to Venezuela in June 2016 to marry a woman he met online while looking for Spanish-speaking Mormons who could help him improve his Spanish
  • He was arrested on suspicion of weapons charges.


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No clue as to whether or not this is true. It's someone's opinion so take it fwiw and dyodd.

Noam Chomsky: Donald Trump is a Distraction
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While Donald Trump works to distract the public, his administration is working to dismantle every aspect of government that benefits the people.
 

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No clue as to whether or not this is true. It's someone's opinion so take it fwiw and dyodd.

Noam Chomsky: Donald Trump is a Distraction
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While Donald Trump works to distract the public, his administration is working to dismantle every aspect of government that benefits the people.
Didn't watch the vid but if Trump's administration is making less gooberment , i'm for it.
 

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No clue as to whether or not this is true. It's someone's opinion so take it fwiw and dyodd.
Noam Chomsky: Donald Trump is a Distraction
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While Donald Trump works to distract the public, his administration is working to dismantle every aspect of government that benefits the people.
Chomski is an AGW apostate. I heard enough. He's OUTA HERE!!! :winter:
 

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While Donald Trump works to distract the public, his administration is working to dismantle every aspect of government that benefits the people.
Which part of the Constitution did the Founders intend to authorize said benefits?
 

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Could he be all three?

I know I have my good, bad and nutty moments. Ya know... he is human after all, even if he has reached the god like status of POTUS.
 
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With Zed here, Even Jesus upset the money changers' tables in the tabernacle.

Another statement from Jesus "He who is without sin cast the first stone".
 

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Another statement from Jesus "He who is without sin cast the first stone".
Not casting stones. Just reporting news.

Trump says 'I've got to start focusing my energy' on issues like North Korea after tweets about the 'Rigged Russia Witch Hunt' and Hillary Clinton

  • President Donald Trump seemed to course correct on Tuesday after sending a string of tweets about the special counsel's probe
  • He tweeted several times about what he the dubbed the 'Rigged Russia Witch Hunt' and his former political opponent Hillary Clinton
  • But then said he was shifting his attention to the on-again, off-again summit with Kim Jong-un and other matters
  • Tweet indicated he was following the lead of Rudy Giuliani, who said he's flustered he has to bother Trump with the probe amid planning for a summit


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Search. I was not referring to you. I was referring to the author/writer, and his PROG MASSAs
 

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'There was no collusion, except by the Democrats!' Trump now accuses Mueller of 'MEDDLING' in the congressional elections to counter GOP poll gains

  • President Donald Trump fired off a series of angry tweets about Special Counsel Robert Mueller, collusion, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, and the elections
  • He once again said there 'was no collusion'
  • He labeled the FBI's Mueller probe as '13 Angry Democrats and called the investigation 'rigged'
  • He said law enforcement and former Obama officials will be 'MEDDLING" in the November elections
  • His own lawyers are negotiating with Mueller about an interview that could impact the timing of the probe's completion
  • Cited recent polling gains
  • Democrats have a 4-point edge in the 'generic' ballot, down from a high of 13
  • Renewed push for an investigation of his political opponent Hillary Clinton


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REVEALED: Robert Mueller is investigating claims Trump urged Jeff Sessions to reverse his recusal from the Russia probe so he could take back control

  • President Trump demanded Sessions reassume control over Russia probe
  • Trump made the demand of his attorney general in March 2017
  • That same month, Sessions recused himself from the investigation
  • Sessions bowed to pressure after it was learned he contacted Russian envoy
  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to talk to Trump about Sessions
  • Trump could be criminally liable for obstruction of justice


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At least Trump will get a summit with one Kim: Ms Kardashian set to meet Trump at the White House today to discuss prison reform and pardoning a first-time drug offender

  • Kardashian, 37, will first meet with Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform before asking President Trump to pardon Alice Johnson on Wednesday
  • A great-grandmother, 62-year-old Johnson is serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense
  • The reality star first learned of Johnson on Twitter and reached out to Ivanka to set up the meeting
  • The trip will mark a solo endeavor for Kardashian, as husband Kanye West nor the other members of the Kardashian clan will be in attendance for the meeting
  • On Thursday, Trump pardoned the legendary boxer Jack Johnson, who was convicted of violating the Mann Act in 1913


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Eight-year-old who waited patiently for the president's attention steals the show by getting a kiss on the head as Trump signs 'Right to Try' into law

  • The boy, Jordan McLinn, from Indianapolis, Indiana, left his wheelchair to stand at the president's side as Donald Trump inked his name to the legislation
  • While the president was passing out signing pens to the event's participants, the boy repeatedly went in for a hug
  • After several attempt's the president rewarded him with an embrace and a kiss
  • McLinn suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and helped inspire the bill in Indiana that VP Mike Pence signed when he was governor


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BREAKING NEWS: Trump pardons conservative firebrand who pleaded guilty to funneling $20,000 to a Republican Senate candidate through his mistress, saying he was treated 'very unfairly'

  • D'Souza pleaded guilty in 2014 to making illegal campaign contributions to a Senate candidate
  • He funneled $20,000 in contributions through his girlfriend to Republican Wendy Long
  • He told a U.S. District Judge 'I deeply regret my conduct'
  • He authored the film 'The Roots of Obama's Rage' that invoked colonialism and bashed the president
  • Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara prosecuted the case


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The art of the (bad) deal: Trump may not be the master negotiator he claims he is

  • Marty Latz, of The Real Trump Deal: An Eye-Opening Look at How He Really Negotiates, said Trump lacks the key skills needed to be a good negotiator
  • 'Is he truly a masterful negotiator?' Latz asked. 'I would say not—in business, and certainly not to date as president'
  • Many of President Trump's major campaign promises have fallen through
  • Such as promises to build a wall with Mexico - and make them pay, repeal Obamacare, and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton


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Former Attorney General Eric Holder criticizes Trump for recent pardons and says the president is trying to send a message about the probe into Russian meddling

  • Holder spoke in New Hampshire the day after Trump pardoned conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza
  • Trump said he's also thinking about commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
  • Holder said Blagojevich's sentence was too harsh and he wouldn't object to a shorter sentence
  • Holder said he will decide sometime next year whether to run for the White House, but in the meantime said he's focused on fair election redistricting


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The Cognitive Dissonance Surrounding Donald Trump

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 22:25


Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,

In general, it has always been dangerous to put blind faith in human icons of any kind; not to mention, entirely unnecessary. The maxim that one “should never meet their heroes” is something far more people should take to heart when applying elevated status to political leaders in particular. Hero worship of a celebrity is unhealthy, but hero worship of a president can be truly dangerous.





Why? Because political power relies mostly on “human capital” — the number of people within a society that are willing to support or even fight for a particular change. Swaths of citizenry can be wielded by politicians with ill intent like a weapon to create the illusion of consensus and dramatic reversals in cultural principles. These changes usually tend to involve more control for government and less freedom for the public and can last for generations.

The cult of celebrity has never been more prominent in politics than it has the past decade. Starting with Barack Obama, something changed in the American view of presidential leadership. With Obama, there was an element of naive adoration that leftists largely embraced. Obama was more than a president — he was an idol.

Unfortunately, I am also seeing some of the same behavior in elements of the conservative population when it comes to Donald Trump. There are many reasons for this.

First, Trump is one of the few presidents that was already a celebrity before running for office. His notoriety went far beyond that of someone like Ronald Reagan, who did rank as a kind of known cultural element, but certainly not an icon or idol before becoming president.​
Second, Trump rode the wave of a backlash movement against the far left, which is now by every definition fully invested in cultural Marxism if not economic Marxism. For many people, Trump represents the moment America was “saved” from imminent destruction by an insane ideology. In fact, I would say Trump’s popularity was directly proportional to the moderate public’s disgust with social justice fanatics; people who believe that sabotaging a culture from the inside, breaking it down through deliberate crisis and then replacing its core principles with their own, is an acceptable strategy.​
Third, the election of 2016 was not about Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton - it was about traditional American values versus moral relativism. At least that was how many conservatives viewed it.​

Some people may argue that Trump earned his election win by bravely taking on the establishment and the hard left when no other candidate would. This rebellion remains to be seen, but the notion is powerful and people take it personally. Trump cheerleaders react with disdain when any critical tone is applied to his behavior. In their mind, only evil leftists are critical of Trump, and if you are on the political right, then you better be toeing the line. If you are not with them, you are against them.

It’s funny; when I was writing analysis on the disturbing nature of the Bush administration, I was called a leftist. When I went after Barack Obama, I was called a “far-right extremist” and a potential racist. Now, when investigating Trump’s odd activities, I’m back to being accused of leftist antics again. I’ve magically come full circle. When it comes to political bias, reason takes a back seat to team-based psychology.

Trump’s win, of course, had nothing to do with his validity as a candidate nor did he create his own following. His following was prepackaged. The rage against social justice and leftist absurdity was already vast. Trump was simply used as a focal point for that rage and his rhetoric tapped into the conservative psyche. He said most of the right things during his campaign; whether he actually believes in those things is another matter…

So far, his track record is not so great. One of his most vital campaign promises which appealed to the largest portion of conservatives was the idea of “draining the swamp.” What is the swamp? Trump defined it himself by going after Hillary Clinton’s contingent of elitist allies from think tank cronies to Goldman Sachs banking ghouls. This is a perfect example where Trump rhetoric does not match reality.

By Trump’s own definition, he has actually added to “the swamp” rather than draining it. Trump’s cabinet is loaded with an ensemble of elitist freaks that should have been relegated to a carnival side show.

Goldman Sachs goons like Steve Mnuchin and James Donovan lurk the halls of the White House while other Goldman alumni like Gary Cohn seem to cycle through and are replaced with other equally unsettling characters like Larry Kudlow, a former adviser to the Clintons and John Podesta as well as an economist for the Federal Reserve bank. You have Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State and a rabid supporter of mass surveillance of the American people. There’s Gina Haspel, a CIA director wrapped up in numerous torture scandals. And let’s not forget about John Bolton, National Security Adviser, Council on Foreign Relation member and one of the chief architects behind the aggressive U.S. war policy in the Middle East since George W. Bush’s administration.

I could go on and on…

Obviously, the swamp will not be drained anytime soon, if ever. But cognitive dissonance on this issue reigns supreme. Even in the liberty movement there are those that argue that Trump is merely “playing 4-D chess,” and that his introduction of even more elites into his cabinet is somehow part of a grand scheme to “keep his enemies close.” The laughable nature of this delusion aside, the fact that some people are willing to stretch that far in their mental gymnastics to justify continued faith in Trump is a bit frightening.

I have also witnessed a growing and disturbing trend of leader worship when it comes to Trump's pursuit of the international trade war. As I mentioned in my article 'Trump Trade Wars A Perfect Smokescreen For A Market Crash', tariffs are not inherently destructive and can actually be very effective in undercutting the imbalances created by globalism; they are a natural part of the conservative methodology.

However, if implemented poorly, and without correct preparations, tariffs can destroy a nation's economy.

With all the rah-rah and pom poms from the Trump devout, you would think that America's economy is virtually invincible under his watch. I'm sorry to say that this is not the case. The fiscal instability of the US is still very much a "thing", and nothing has improved under Trump. Given, he has not been in office very long, but most of our economic problems cannot be solved by any one president regardless of their time in office. Those problems stem from the power of the Federal Reserve to prop up or sabotage our system at will, and the ongoing presence of elitists within our government. Trump appears to have no intention of ever going after the Federal Reserve, and as mentioned earlier, he has invited a gang of elitists into the White House. Fiscal improvement is now impossible

Beyond the root cancer affecting our nation, Trump has not even taken the more rudimentary steps of giving corporations incentives to bring production back to America BEFORE attempting to enforce trade tariffs. With America's dependency on foreign production as well as the elephant in the room - America's dependency on foreign investment in our debt and the dollar as a world reserve currency, a drawn out trade war will eventually result in severe retaliation. This means extreme price inflation on most goods due to import dependency or possible scarcity, not to mention the dumping of US Treasury bonds, the end of the petrodollar and the dumping of the dollar in bilateral trade creating even more price inflation.

America looks rather hypocritical crying foul on unbalanced trade while we benefit from the greatest trade imbalance of all time - the world reserve currency. If you think that the dollar will not be a target in the trade war, then you are gravely mistaken.

I've heard all the naive arguments before as to why a negative trade war outcome is supposedly impossible and countered each of them in the article linked above. But, the pressure to support Trump without taking a skeptical position is high.

I would attribute this to what I consider a psychological game being played by the establishment. As stated earlier, Trump’s political success relies entirely on the existence of continued foreign and domestic threats. As long as foreign economies are seen as receiving unfair trade advantages, and as long as the left keeps acting insane, Trump will receive blind support from many conservatives. Rather than making his administration weaker, the “Russian collusion mania,” for example, only continues to strengthen Trump’s position.

The idea that the “Deep State” is after Trump is an illusion. On the contrary, without the perception that Trump is under constant attack, Trump becomes superfluous as a leader and conservatives will begin to question his decisions. The establishment actually helps Trump’s image by continuing the Russian farce, just as the constant (but weak) attacks by establishment controlled media made Trump a 24 hour news phenomena and propelled him into a new level of celebrity status during the election.

One could argue that perhaps the establishment is unaware of this dynamic. I think not. The manner in which they track social trends through web analytics is rather precise. Though I know it will twist the panties of quite a few people, I would suggest that the establishment PREFERS to have a Trump administration in place.

Look at it this way: Conservatives will cry foul for the remainder of Trump’s first term all based on the false premise that Trump is going to be “impeached” or sabotaged at any given moment. I remember all the claims before the election when I predicted a Trump win that the establishment would never allow him to enter the Oval Office. After his election, the same people argued that he would never make it to the inauguration. Now, they argue that the so-called deep state is going to try to bring Trump down before he reaches the end of his first term.

And as long as Trump continues to stick around, there are those that argue that he is “defeating the deep state” with his magnificent strategic prowess. You see, the cognitive dissonance circle is infinite.

Few people appear to be considering the possibility that Trump is exactly where the establishment wants him to be; that the Trump administration is loaded with the very same swamp creatures he railed against during his campaign and that these elitists are the true power in the White House, not Trump.

Let me say this as clearly as possible — presidents do not matter. They do not matter in terms of any important change in American society. Those great changes are always made either by a contingent of free people fighting relentlessly for good, or by a contingent of power mongers manipulating the halls of government from behind the scenes. In the end, like most other presidents, Trump is irrelevant, unless you view him as a pied piper leading conservatives down a terrible path.

The danger of Trump, if followed blindly, is threefold.

First, the more conservatives tie themselves to his administration, the more they leave themselves vulnerable if and when his administration sinks into infamy. For example, the Federal Reserve has been avidly pulling the plug on its decade long artificial support of stocks and bond markets. Continued interest rate hikes and balance sheet cuts will ultimately crash those markets, and this will happen before the end of Trump’s first term if the Fed continues at its current pace.​
Trump may very well be the next Hoover, as I have warned time and time again since his election. A conservative president presiding over an economic catastrophe that developed long before he ever entered office, but still blamed for the consequences. In the case of Trump, it will be conservative ideals and policies that are demonized most of all, leading to renewed public support for another FDR (i.e., another hardcore communist president).​

Second, Trump's trade war activities continue to provide perfect cover and distraction on a monthly basis for the Fed's balance sheet dumps and interest rate hikes. Every time stocks drop dramatically, very few people blame the fed's activities and all attention shifts to Trump. I see a narrative building already, one that hides all central bank guilt in the degradation of the economy. The more conservatives support a badly planned trade war, the more they will be seen as complicit in an economic crash that actually started over a decade ago.​

Third, if Trump is meant to become a war hawk president as the introduction of John Bolton to his cabinet suggests, then conservatives may very well repeat the mistakes they made years ago when they fervently supported the Bush administration and the Iraq War. This time, though, America will not economically or philosophically survive another unjustified or ill-considered war. Not with Iran, North Korea or any other nation for that matter. Once again, true conservatives could have the tragedies produced by war wrapped around their necks if they do not apply critical thought to Trump as they do with most other issues.​

And this is the solution to the problem. It is very simple; just treat Trump as you would any other politician, remove all bias and examine him under a microscope in the light of day. The more conservatives openly criticize Trump where it is warranted, the less the establishment is able to chain us to any disasters that happen under his watch. With the cabinet of grim elitist figures surrounding him from day to day, it is the only logical recourse.

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REVEALED: Twenty-page memo sent by Trump's lawyers to Mueller in January asserting executive power to avoid questioning

  • The memo was sent to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on January 29
  • It describes the investigation as a 'burden' to Trump and claims it puts the country in danger
  • In it, the president's lawyers describe him as the 'chief law enforcement officer'
  • They remind Mueller of his executive privilege and say the whole probe rests on his allowing it to


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Ex-CIA Director John Brennan slams 'snake-oil salesman' Trump for 'mean-spirited and highly abnormal behavior'

  • Brennan wrote a highly critical op-ed in The Washington Post over weekend
  • He accused President Donald Trump of 'routinely lying to the American people'
  • Last month, Trump accused Brennan of being 'genesis of Russia probe'


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Ronald Reagan's daughter says her father would be 'horrified' by President Trump for 'sullying the dream that America once was'

  • Patti Davis believes Ronald Reagan would be 'horrified' by Trump's America
  • He would take issue with Trump's 'caustic' language and attacks on the press
  • Reagan would also hate Trump's anti-immigrant stance, Davis believes
  • Davis is known for holding liberal views that often led to clashes with her father


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CNN anchor unravels 'hydra' of lies in Trump letter
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CNN's John Berman breaks down President Trump's legal team's previous claim that the President didn't dictate a statement put out about Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower, which was proven to be untrue in a confidential letter sent to special counsel Robert Mueller by Trump's former lawyer John Dowd and Jay Sekulow.
 

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Donald Trump Will Be Impeached

by EconMatters
Sun, 06/03/2018 - 15:35


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We have seen this pattern repeat itself throughout the history of politics where the initial incidence or transgression isn`t what caused the most damage but the process of trying to cover up the incident that brings the real trouble for politicians. We have already reached that threshold level in the Trump Administration's attempts to cover up whatever happened during the campaign and just after the election prior to moving into the Oval Office.

Just with the tidbits that have been leaked from the Mueller Investigation, and Trump having to verify multiple times that he and his team have lied to the media, congress, Mueller and the American people as new details emerge from the investigation. A circumstantial case can be made today for a consistent, strategic obstruction of justice campaign on behalf of Donald Trump and his team in the white house to cover up some of the politically compromising things that occurred during the campaigning process. Furthermore, we don't even know if there are more damaging issues yet to come from the Mueller Investigation.

Again, Trump and his team would have been much better off just taking the initial political hits from his meetings with the Russians, politically spun these to lessen the damage and move on, but the cover up, the trying to not have the political damage in the first place is what always gets these figures in the end. It is rather obvious that Trump is in trouble with his cover up approach, and this is where he has really crossed the line for a sitting president.

The only thing we don't have is a “Watergate Break-in Moment” but the rest is all there for a continual pattern of behavior obstruction of justice campaign conducted on behalf of Donald Trump and his Team. These latest pardons on behalf of Donald Trump only build the case along these lines of a President who is acting above the law, trying to circumvent the normal judicial process. When a President starts abusing the Pardon Authority along the lines of sending messages to those individuals who may have violated the law in an ongoing investigation where he could possibly be implicated with their cooperation in the Mueller Investigation this sets a bad precedent, is a conflict of interest, and furthers the case for a President acting above the law, obstructing an ongoing investigation, and builds the momentum for impeachment.

At some point, even Republicans will realize that you cannot have the President of The United States acting this way in office, it undermines the credibility of the entire system if a sitting President acts as if he is above the rule of law. In fact, there may have to be constitutional changes to more clearly provide various checks and balances to limit the powers and authority of the president of the United States. Donald Trump is pushing boundaries and presidential norms of behavior to such a degree that he is often teetering on the precarious edge of becoming a rogue, out of control president. Again much easier to just impeach the president, then rewrite the constitution going forward.

But there are more threats to Trump's survival than just the fallout from the Mueller Investigation, you just cannot have the President of the United States tweeting and getting caught up in all these petty, small minded beefs on social media. You are the President of the United States, not some high school teenager with nothing better to do with their time. If Donald Trump was in any other position in America, A corporate CEO, a Mid-Level Manager, an employee, you name the position, ironically, it is he who would be fired unceremoniously. You cannot act this way period, it is highly unprofessional, and wholly unacceptable behavior for the President of The United States. It is an embarrassing representation of America on the world stage to have the President of the United States Tweet and act like a 12 year old while in office, it makes us look ridiculous as a country in the world`s eyes. The President of the United States should not be conducting foreign policy via twitter, this should be self-explanatory for any president. This alone is grounds for impeachment, the fact that Donald Trump doesn`t or cannot control his behavioral impulses on twitter says a lot about his mental competency, or being publicly fit to serve as president of the United States.

Donald Trump is all over the place with his schizophrenic policy initiatives, public statements, cabinet management, and overall behavior while in office that one really has to question his basic competency as a leader, let alone his mental stability as the President of the United States of America. Really, this is the best of the best that America can find to represent its interests on the world stage? Frankly, the fact that Donald Trump could be elected, or thought competent to serve as President by a majority of voters says a lot about the entire two party system, the electoral process, and the critical thinking and reasoning abilities of Americans. Maybe it represents a desperation play by American voters who feel disenfranchised and exploited by globalism, monopoly corporations and the failures of socialized crony capitalism plus other unnamed factors too robust for this current discourse. However, whatever the causes, when Donald Trump is the end result, you know something has gone terribly wrong in the system. Moreover, just to have him viable as a presidential candidate in the first place speaks volumes about the dire underlying conditions of this country. When you start electing reality television stars to the presidency, you shouldn't be surprised when they behave and lead the nation like reality television stars!

Trump has been very lucky to be benefiting from an economy at the late stages of the business cycle, and his tax cuts which are providing a short term gain, are helping to push the last stages of this business cycle a little further. However, these same tax cuts have dire consequences down the line, are unsustainable going forward, and will be revoked maybe as soon as two years from now.




And when the economy starts to turn, and or the republicans lose a lot of power in the midterm elections this November Trump`s schizophrenic behavior and actions will not be so easily overlooked. I have been amazed with just how much bullshit shenanigans Donald Trump has gotten away with so far in office with the latest being the violation of the quiet period before the employment report. But political missteps will start sticking hard to Donald Trump as people start looking for somebody to blame for the inevitable downturn in the economy. Remember, all this Central Bank short term Monetary Shenanigans, and the out of control global debt spending of the last 10 years means a very bad global recession is coming, and coming much sooner than people realize. The Trade War escalations is really a fight over money, and the reason this is such an issue is everybody underneath the debt and central bank camouflaging is at the core desperately broke and in debt. Trade wars are going to get much worse in the global recession that is coming over the next two years.



Under the changing political landscape as republicans lose political power, the economy turns into recession, not just in the United States, but globally Donald Trump becomes not only the focus of blame, the natural fall guy for the world's problems, but the psychological outlet for the world`s frustrations.



His removal from office will solve very little of what is wrong with the political system, what led to his election in the first place, and what ails the United States and the world as a whole. Such bigger macro factors like too many people on the planet for too little resources, quality jobs, and basic standard of living resulting in the inevitable inequality that has only been magnified by incompetent Central Banks and governments around the world.



Thus, I find it highly likely that Donald Trump is impeached before his term in office expires in just over two years. Depending upon if the midterms are a bloodbath for republicans, or the US Economy starts sliding real fast this speeds up the impeachment process. Literally Donald Trump could very well be impeached within a year. This is part of the reason Donald Trump is trying all these politically risky actions from the most recent pardons to the Giuliani media campaign to the summit with North Korea, and the schizophrenic Trade War actions. These serve as great diversions from the Mueller Investigation story. Donald Trump may even be in more trouble than we realize with the Mueller Investigation. He sure is acting like a guy who is about to be impeached within the next year!

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Deciphering Rudy Giuliani's defense of Donald Trump
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Talkshow hosts Bill Press and Amy Holmes join Larry for a look into Rudy Giuliani's sometimes puzzling defense of Donald Trump in the ongoing Russia probe.
 

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Judge says Trump must sit for SEVEN-HOUR sworn deposition in defamation case filed by a woman who accused him of sexual assault

  • The president must answer questions former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos' team by January 31, 2019
  • Trump's legal team moved quickly to keep the deposition from becoming part of a wider inquiry on any allegations against the president
  • During the 2016 election, Zervos accused Trump of rubbing his genitals against her in an incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007
  • He called her allegations 'fiction' and she sued him for defamation
  • A Manhattan judge set a series of deadlines on Tuesday for both sides
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Trump is poised to pardon imprisoned grandmother championed by Kim Kardashian and could free a DOZEN more convicts in the next few months

  • Alice Johnson was not among the cases Trump told reporters he was mulling last week during a conversation on Air Force One
  • But the paperwork for a pardon for the 63-year-old was reportedly being finalized on Tuesday
  • Asked about Johnson on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said: 'The President is considering a number of different pardons and commutations'
  • The president is said to be 'obsessed' with his power to pardon anyone he choses
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Trump ditched Puerto Rico when the cameras were off: President spent time at closed-door FEMA meeting talking about political endorsements, his love of coal and the cost of replacing Air Force One

  • President Trump did not mention Puerto Rican death toll or victims at his briefing on preparedness for 2018 hurricane season
  • Trump did talk about how popular he was
  • He said he loved coal and told Energy Secretary Rick Perry to have a press conference to brag about clean coal
  • He boasted he saved billions in renegotiating the deal on new Air Force One
  • Trump also said he was optimistic about North Korea summit
  • Trump wanted his administration officials in the FEMA briefing to know that he - and they - were doing a great job
  • Trump: 'Our level of popularity is great'

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Reporters worse than dictators? Trump ramps up war with 'fake news' media as he calls CNN and NBC 'our country’s biggest enemy' right after North Korea nuke summit

  • President Trump tweeted that 'fake news' is America's 'biggest enemy'
  • He passed judgment just after returning from a summit with North Korea's brutal dictator Kim Jong-un
  • Trump has long-hated news outlets that he sees as unnecessarily harsh to him
  • He singled out CNN and NBC on Wednesday for special scorn
  • Contentious fights with the press are a centerpiece of Trump's PR strategy since he has higher approval ratings
  • Shortly after taking office he told reporters: 'I want to see an honest press; the public doesn’t believe you people anymore'
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Trump calls press America's 'biggest enemy'
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Hours after returning from a trip where he lavished praise on one of the world's worst dictators, President Trump declared that America's biggest enemy is the press.
 

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GOP senator calls out party for 'cult-like situation'
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Sen. Bob Corker called out fellow Republican lawmakers for contributing to a 'cult-like situation' in relation to President Trump.
 

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Revealed: Trump told G7 leaders over dinner that 'Crimea is part of Russia because everyone there speaks Russian' as he called for nation to be allowed back into the summit

  • Diplomatic sources say Trump appeared to defend Russia's violent annexation of Crimea, saying most people in the peninsula spoke Russian anyway
  • During a discussion on foreign affairs on Friday, Trump apparently questioned why the G7 leaders were siding with Ukraine
  • 'Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in the world,' he allegedly said
  • President Trump has repeatedly called for Russia to be brought back into the G7
  • It was thrown out of the international group in 2014 after the annexation
  • Trump simplified the violent conflict as 'something that happened a while ago'
  • Trump left early on Saturday, missing environmental talks, after arriving to a frosty reception
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'All the terrorists are in Paris' and '25 million Mexicans' would put Shinzo Abe out of office: What Trump told a stunned room of world leaders at the G7 summit

  • President Trump surprised fellow leaders at last week's gathering of the world's wealthiest nations by making course jokes
  • Trump told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he could send him over '25 million Mexicans' to give him a taste of migration problems
  • He is also said to have told French President Emmanuel Macron that' all the terrorists are in Paris' during the discussions last week in Canada
  • Conversations with America's allies were reportedly tense even though Trump left feeling that the relationships were at a 10
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