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Trump apparently handed Merkel a BILL for "money owed" for NATO.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/germany-dismisses-white-houses-intimidating-300bn-bill-for-defence-dl7dk629k

Donald Trump handed the German chancellor Angela Merkel a bill — thought to be for more than £300bn — for money her country “owed” Nato for defending it when they met last weekend, German government sources have revealed.
The bill — handed over during private talks in Washington — was described as “outrageous” by one German minister.
“The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations,” the minister said.

... more at link
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Sun Mar 26, 2017, 11:30 AM (8 replies)

So.. wait just a minute here.

Have any of the big media, or prominent Democratic officeholders, called BS in plain language on the President being able to make wild charges out of thin air against anyone (much less his predecessor) and expect to gin up a Congressional witch hunt out of it?

Either to distract from his own mess, to persecute his political enemies, or both at the same time?
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Mon Mar 6, 2017, 05:15 PM (5 replies)

"Get Out" - everyone go see this movie now.

One of the best horror movies I've seen in quite a while.

Awesome director's debut for Peele of Key and Peele.

The main character was also a standout in one of the "Black Mirror" episodes, also.
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Sun Mar 5, 2017, 10:52 PM (5 replies)

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Legal Arguments re: Trump Executive Order and TRO


Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Wed Feb 8, 2017, 01:08 AM (1 replies)

Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game (Live Performance, Mercury Awards 2007)

Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Sat Feb 4, 2017, 03:19 PM (1 replies)

Wajahat Ali tells President Bannon "We're Coming For You". Inspiring.

Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Wed Feb 1, 2017, 03:59 AM (6 replies)

"Don't Be A Sucker": WW2 era propaganda film re: fascism surprisingly relevant today.

Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Wed Feb 1, 2017, 03:46 AM (7 replies)

Massive and prolonged general strike.

Probably one of the only things I can think of that might compel a removal of the disease that afflicts us, should all else fail.

Does this make sense to anyone else?

Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Wed Feb 1, 2017, 03:30 AM (2 replies)

Is there a best source of info for activism? To know where/when protests are, and other stuff?

Websites? Twitter handles? Forums/subforums?

These things happen but a lot of people don't know how to find the stuff until they see news and it's already happened.
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Tue Jan 31, 2017, 01:40 AM (8 replies)

Do you know anyone experiencing voter remorse over Trump? Tell your story.

I'm interested in specific stories from people you know who were Trump supporters/voters and are currently horrified by what's going on and/or have expressed remorse over their vote.

I'm aware there are websites like areyousorryyet.com but I'm interested in people's actual experience with people they know.

I'm in a deep red area in a deep red state. My suspicion is that anyone here who is beginning to experience remorse will stay quiet until things start getting really bad for Trump, i.e. looking like he's going to have to leave the White House one way or another. If people start openly expressing regret and misgivings about Trump where I am, I'll know he's in huge trouble, although the trouble may have started earlier and not been as evident to me.

I feel like the protestor punching red hats will never change or admit error, but I'm hoping some "yeah Trump's terrible but I voted for him because HER EMAIL SERVER" people will express remorse and not vote for him again.
Posted by Mayberry Machiavelli | Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:34 AM (3 replies)
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