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8 hours ago, bannedfromHandV said:

He’s been permanently gagged?

It's so that someone with bigglier words can do the um talking thing, right?

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I think a fair reflection of Donald Trump's popularity is that even though both candidates are campaigning like they want him to win, he still might not take the next election.

 

 

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if only someone would say something like this during one of his ‘informative’ press conferences! 

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America is determined to sink Huawei

A new escalation in the tech conflict illustrates the limits of American power

IF AT FIRST you don’t succeed, try again. A year ago America forbade its high-tech companies from selling to Huawei, a Chinese maker of smartphones and mobile-network infrastructure. American officials worry that Huawei-powered phone networks could aid Chinese spying (something the firm denies), and about China’s growing technological prowess more generally. But the embargo turned out to be puny. Loopholes allowed American firms to carry on supplying Huawei from overseas factories. The Chinese firm’s revenues rose by 19% in 2019, to $123bn. Thanks to its efforts to stockpile parts, its purchases from American suppliers rose by 70%, to $19bn.

On May 15th America tried a different tack. It announced new rules that target Huawei’s in-house microchips, which power many of the firm’s products. The rules are aimed at the factories that take such designs and turn them into working silicon, such as those owned by TSMC in Taiwan and SMIC in China. They specify that no American tools can be used to make Huawei’s products. Since every big chipmaker uses some American tools, the effect is to freeze Huawei out completely. The Chinese giant denounced a “pernicious” decision that “threatens to undermine the entire industry worldwide”.

The microchip is an American invention. But the chipmaking business has gone global. These days the dozen biggest semiconductor firms make only 27% of their sales in America. Just 20% of their plant is physically based there. Huawei evaded the worst effects of America’s original blacklist by switching suppliers and buying from non-American factories. The new measures focus on a bottleneck instead: a cohort of American-based chip-equipment firms whose products lack substitutes.

Huawei has said its survival is at stake. Markets are more sanguine. The price of its bonds, which are traded in Hong Kong, barely dipped. It has spent the past year beefing up its large cash buffers and inventories. Now a hunt will begin for a new way to sidestep the rules. China’s long-term project to build up its own chip industry, of which Huawei is a vital part, will be seen as more important than ever. On May 15th SMIC, which is China’s biggest chipmaker, said it had raised $2bn from state investors and planned to increase its capacity in China six-fold.

 

Economist

The rest is interesting reading.

Bytedance (TikTok/Chinese surveillance) hiring a senior Disney exec.

Chinese interests are making much slower progress getting into the US political classes than they did with the Tories here.

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12 hours ago, OutByEaster? said:

I think a fair reflection of Donald Trump's popularity is that even though both candidates are campaigning like they want him to win, he still might not take the next election.

 

 

But Biden...

Still running damage control this morn after his comments about "black" people yesterday. I guessing the LGBT crowd better watch out as they are due a misspoke any day now.

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The spasticated man-baby doing his best to honour the age old American tradition of destroying the planet as quickly as possible... 

NY Times
 

After three years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled most of the major climate and environmental policies the president promised to undo.

Calling the rules unnecessary and burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other businesses, his administration has weakened Obama-era limits on planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and from cars and trucks, and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water and toxic chemicals. Several major reversals have been finalized in recent weeks as the country has struggled to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Did you know that about 4 or 5 or 7 or 10 years ago Trump was awarded Man of the Year in Michigan? No? Neither did Michigan. But that hasn’t stopped him claiming it repeatedly. He spews more bullshit than a field of bulls grazing on California Reaper Chillis. 
 

Video also features his positive test for Covid -19, it was positively negative in a positive way. Dick head. 

 

 

 

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US will hit 100.000 dead today.

Meanwhile Trump is throwing a tantrum because the (Dem) governor Roy Cooper in North Carolina is hesitant against hosting the Republican convention with 1000 upon 1000 in attendance.

And in Kentucky some gun nuts are staging a hanging of an effigy of their governor because of the lock down.

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CORONAVIRUSKENTUCKY GOV. HUNG IN EFFIGY... Gun Owners Don't Like COVID Restrictions

It's really frightening ... a 2nd Amendment Kentucky rally the day before Memorial Day turned into an insane display of Governor Andy Beshear being hung in effigy.

It makes no sense, other than some gun-toting fanatics wanting to whip the crowd into a frenzy. Around 100 people swarmed the Governor's mansion to celebrate constitutional rights, as they packed heat.

It was billed as a Second Amendment rally ... "what it really means to be FREE."

Pastor Cliff Christman then launched on the Governor's coronavirus restrictions, grousing, "This has been one of the biggest shams in world history ... Grown men have been hiding in homes nearly wetting their pants over this invisible enemy that nobody sees. Where is it at?  Let it come out and face us."

https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/25/kentucky-governor-hung-in-effigy-over-coronavirus-restrictions/

I especially love the part in bold.  If we can't see it then it can't be real. But God and the holy spirit is real... 🤦‍♂️:crylaugh:

Send money!

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3 hours ago, sne said:

Send money!

thoughts and prayers.

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17 hours ago, sne said:

US will hit 100.000 dead today.

Meanwhile Trump is throwing a tantrum because the (Dem) governor Roy Cooper in North Carolina is hesitant against hosting the Republican convention with 1000 upon 1000 in attendance.

And in Kentucky some gun nuts are staging a hanging of an effigy of their governor because of the lock down.

https://www.tmz.com/2020/05/25/kentucky-governor-hung-in-effigy-over-coronavirus-restrictions/

I especially love the part in bold.  If we can't see it then it can't be real. But God and the holy spirit is real... 🤦‍♂️:crylaugh:

Send money!

Trump is essentially blackmailing NorthCarolina to lift Covid-19 safety measures. 

He never ceases to amaze me.

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4 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

Trump is essentially blackmailing NorthCarolina to lift Covid-19 safety measures. 

He never ceases to amaze me.

If it wasn't for all the innocent people who'd also be at risk you'd almost want all the Republican top brass gathered in one place so that they'd all get infected.

Just sent waves after waves of sick people to handle the catering and the brothels and we'll get rid of a fair number of those religious right wing geezers I imagine.

You just know that Trump won't allow them to wear masks because it would look bad in pictures.

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