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47 minutes ago, Vee said:


And finally, trending as we type:

 

Why does anyone still bother telling that man what (and what not) to say?  At this point, they should just skip to the part where they either "clarify" his comments or deny that he ever made them.

 

Oh, and of course he wouldn't take a harder stance with Russia.  Would THAT surprise anyone at this point?

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1 hour ago, JaneAusten said:

He ran unopposed. The GOP never bother slating a candidate against him which was likely intentional+. They always have in the past regardless of losing badly. Dan Lipinski the blue dog in the same district looks like he pulled out a narrow win over a progressive Marie Newman. How?  When Bernie supporters talk about how great open primaries are, lets remember Lipinski likely won because Illinois is an open primary state and republicans in his district likely pulled democratic ballots to not voter for the Nazi. Lipinski is conservative enough for some of them.

 

Anti-abortion groups fought hard for Lipinski. 

 

It will be interesting to see how much his win is pushed by the media to help depress turnout and enthusiasm. I imagine it will work with the usual suspects. 

 

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Rough day:

 

 

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Whoa:

 

 

Meanwhile, after a weak statement re: the CA scandal, Mark Zuckerberg is going on CNN soon to try and salvage his rep.

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And even more big news:

 

 

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None of this should come as a surprised, given that the results were foretold a year ago but still...identical twins...WTH!

 

 

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21 hours ago, Khan said:

 

Why does anyone still bother telling that man what (and what not) to say?  At this point, they should just skip to the part where they either "clarify" his comments or deny that he ever made them.

 

Oh, and of course he wouldn't take a harder stance with Russia.  Would THAT surprise anyone at this point?


personally, I think that was the lie they fed to the nation. I believe he read it and ignored it. and they came up with this. it's just.....the man is a national embarrassment of epic proportions.

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This hasn't gotten attention in the way that the TPP and other trade agreements have gotten, nonetheless, there has indeed been a negotiation of a trade pact in Africa.

 

African nations sign largest free trade agreement since WTO

 

Of course, as with any trade pact, there are holdouts.  Nigeria (having one of the largest economies on the continent) is being heavily criticized for being one of them.  Perhaps they holdout because the pact is seen to favor small to medium-sized businesses and Nigeria's corporate conglomerates (they have more than any other country in Africa) don't stand to benefit directly. 

Having said that, it seems somewhat bizarre that any African country would forgo the opportunity to trim and/or eliminate high tariffs between African countries when African states currently pay higher tariffs to export between other African countries than they do to export outside of the continent.

Again, though, Nigeria and likely, South Africa (another holdout), with their large number of multinationals probably saw no problem with this arrangement as it was unlikely to affect them directly.  Still, that doesn't say much for their sense of unity and prosperity throughout the continent or their sense of forward-thinking in terms of the indirect benefits that they could get from their neighbors having more stable economies.

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