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By The Weeping Angel
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https://www.vox.com/2019/11/25/20981788 ... rump-esper
The dramatic ouster of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer this weekend is part of a much bigger crisis: one that involves a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, competing Pentagon and White House stories, congressional anger, and a president who has waded into one of the most sensitive and politically charged military justice cases in decades.

The end of Spencer’s career is inextricably linked with the trial of Eddie Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who was accused of murdering an ISIS captive, shooting civilians, and threatening those in his charge who gave their superiors information on him during his time in Iraq. He was acquitted by military jury of those charges in July, but the Navy still demoted him after he was found guilty of posing in a photo next to the dead body of the teenage detainee.

President Donald Trump took a keen interest in Gallagher’s case. Nine days ago, he signed an order directing the restoration of the commando’s previous rank. Then on Thursday, the president tweeted that the Navy should stop a review into whether or not to boot Gallagher out of the elite unit, which would lead to the loss of the coveted gold Trident pin.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Trump's Children Underwent Court-Ordered Training to Learn How to Not Steal from Charities

https://secondnexus.com/eric-donald-iva ... t1WETsOJLc


Can't say how reliable secondnexus is as a source.
 
By Samanfur
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It's true:
Ms James said Mr Trump had admitted to "personally misusing funds at the Trump Foundation".

She had asked Judge Scarpulla to ban Mr Trump from ever running a charity again. However, this was not imposed.

Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump - who were also directors of the Trump Foundation - are required to undergo mandatory training "on the duties of officers and directors of charities", Ms James said.
 
By Biggus Robbus
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On the positive side neoliberalism is dying, including neoliberalist globalism.

Steve Bannon says he is a free market capitalist, which is nonsense. You cannot have "economic nationalism", which he espouses, and free market capitalism existing together in your mind without cognitive dissonance.

Economic nationalism would bring back the likes of trade unions, which are the underpinning of socialism.

So what you have is a nationalist form of socialism. I cannot think of a suitable name for nationalist socialism.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Biggus Robbus wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:46 pm
On the positive side neoliberalism is dying, including neoliberalist globalism.

Steve Bannon says he is a free market capitalist, which is nonsense. You cannot have "economic nationalism", which he espouses, and free market capitalism existing together in your mind without cognitive dissonance.

Economic nationalism would bring back the likes of trade unions, which are the underpinning of socialism.

So what you have is a nationalist form of socialism. I cannot think of a suitable name for nationalist socialism.
I can, and they weren't exactly benevolent toward trades unionists.
 
By youngian
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Steve Bannon says he is a free market capitalist, which is nonsense. You cannot have "economic nationalism", which he espouses, and free market capitalism existing together in your mind without cognitive dissonance.
Not if its imperial hegemony and the mightiest power controls its global market and exclusively makes the rules. Known to the Victorians as economic liberalism which is the point of reference for Brexit.
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