Political talk from outside of the UK
:sunglasses: 34.3 % ❤ 3.2 % :thumbsup: 9.6 % 😯 10.6 % :grinning: 33.8 % 🧥 1.9 % 🙏 1.3 % 😟 1.3 % :cry: 3.7 % :shit: 0.3 %
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Iran has openly announced all violations of the nuclear deal in advance, which have followed the decision by the US to pull out unilaterally in 2018.

Since the US withdrawal and imposition of new sanctions, Tehran has been putting pressure on the remaining parties with the violations to come up with new ways to offset the economy-crippling actions by Washington.

At the same time, the Iranian government has continued to allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors full access to its nuclear facilities, a key reason the countries that remain parties to the JCPOA say it's worth preserving.
Reap the whirlwind...
By Cyclist
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Trump's legacy
Hate crimes in the US rose to the highest level in more than a decade last year, according to an FBI report.

Hate-motivated murders also rose to a record high in 2019, with 51 deaths - more than double the 2018 total...


Still, best President ever and all that.
By Boiler
From Business Insider:

https://www.businessinsider.com/donatio ... id-2020-11
In the days following the election, the fine print on Trump's Make America Great Again Committee donation page said 60% of every contribution would be routed to pay off campaign debt. Trump then directed that share of funds to his new leadership political action committee, Save America, which he launched on November 9, three days after Decision Desk HQ and Insider called the race for President-elect Joe Biden.

The details have been updated again. Now the first 75% of each donation goes to Save America, but the amount is capped at $5,000. Once that dollar amount has been met, a portion of the contribution goes to the Trump campaign's recount account. And 25% of the money is sent to a Republican National Committee account.
By The Weeping Angel
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That's the problem with peddling conspiracy theories people start to believe them.

https://www.vox.com/2020/11/24/21612720 ... ia-runoffs
President Donald Trump’s lies about the election being stolen from him are having an unintended consequence: There are now members of his base who are advocating for Republicans not to vote in the Georgia runoff for two vital Senate seats.

Democrats can take control of the US Senate if both Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff defeat Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in the upcoming runoffs. But Trump has been hurting his party’s cause by attacking two state Republican officials — Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican Trump has demeaned as a “RINO,” or Republican in name only — for their supposed involvement in a far-fetched scheme to throw the state’s presidential election for Joe Biden. (In reality, both Raffensperger and Kemp are Trump supporters.)
By MisterMuncher
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In that specific instance, that's not really a problem. Beating Loeffler and Perdue might let Joe get shit done.

In a broader sense, Trump is working remarkably hard to get someone under a fanatic's crosshairs, and I can only assume the electors from PA, GA, MI and WI are terrified.
By KevS
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The thing is, let's say that somehow, the idiot does it. By some method, Trump is still in the White House in February and beyond.

Which country and leader is going to want to deal with him ever again?

I mean, apart from the obvious one who'd be heading to Brize Norton at breakneck speed to jump on a flight to Washington.
By Andy McDandy
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Thing is, America just is. It's big and powerful enough that you have to deal with it regardless of who's in the White House. Deal with it at arms length and let it do its isolationist thing, much as we did with China until recently, but deal with it we must.

If, and it's a big if, he hangs on, it's probably the end of NATO, it's fuel for any other nationalist chump, and I'd say likely we'd see another war in Europe. So yay, stand on the sidelines and sell guns to both sides.
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