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Every investor,on both sides of the aisle, knows what immediate impact of market will be if Democrat wins white house.Let's be honest.


What will it do? Help. If you think it will go down, why not sell now. That is what I am thinking, but can't pull the trigger.
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A 'cop out' petulant stupidity. - trismus

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You rail against wasting money on Israel but are OK with supporting WHO.

The very same WHO that rejected Taiwan's input on Covid because China had already expressed an opinion and accepting Taiwan's input would imply Taiwan has separate standing even though their information was correct.

The very same WHO that is led by a Marxist (Tedros) and picked Robert Mugabe, another Marxist, to be its communication director.

The very same WHO that just altered the official Covid timeline on their web site to propagandize that China was more forthcoming that they actually were.

The very same WHO that was sent a Covid sample from a mango fruit and the WHO administered test came back positive.

Trump did the right thing. We can always rejoin if the WHO ever cleans up their act.
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The very same WHO that rejected Taiwan's input on Covid because China had already expressed an opinion and accepting Taiwan's input would imply Taiwan has separate standing even though their information was correct.

There are reasons you may be unaware of concerning Taiwan. It's input would have been noted, simply not through the channels you think it should.

....WHO membership is only given to countries that are members of the United Nations - which does not recognise Taiwan - or whose applications are approved by the World Health Assembly. ...Following Mr Aylward's interview, the WHO said the question of Taiwanese membership was not for its staff to answer, saying that it is instead "up to WHO member states".

It also said it has been working with Taiwanese health experts and authorities to ensure speedy information flow and to share best practices.

Our correspondent says that while this is true, and Taiwan can access WHO information shares with members and share expertise through designated communications channels, it cannot communicate as efficiently or be heard as clearly as a member would be......


Another paragraph within the article would explain why Trump's action is stupid, especially at this time:
"We hope through the test of this epidemic, the WHO can recognise clearly that epidemics do not have national borders, no one place should be left out because any place that is left out could become a loophole… any place's strength shouldn't be neglected so that it can make contributions to the world," said Taiwan's health minister Chen Shih-chung at a recent press conference.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-52088167

Once again Trump is isolating the USA. Albeit is probably an empty threat. Why delay his action to a date where he will hopefully and probably have no say in the matter.

If you want to talk about favoured influence at the UN they can't/won't all go America's way.

Saudi Arabia elected to UN Human Rights Council China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia won three-year seats on the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, the United Nations' top rights body, despite concerns about abuses and restrictions on freedoms in all four nations.


In a July 9, 2009, cable, American chargé Geoffrey Pyatt yes, the same diplomat who helped Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland choose “Yats” (Arseniy Yatsenyuk) to be the post-coup prime minister of Ukraine said Amano was thankful for U.S. support for his election,” noting that “U.S. intervention with Argentina was particularly decisive.”

A grateful Amano told Pyatt that as IAEA director-general, he would take a different “approach on Iran from that of ElBaradei” and that he “saw his primary role as implementing” U.S.-driven sanctions and demands against Iran.

interesting read:

https://consortiumnews.com/2015/04/01/why-iran-distrusts-the...
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that it was setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel and chose its members, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual meeting with representatives of WHO’s 194 member states, which was webcast.

“This is a time for self-reflection,” Tedros said, noting that WHO’s member states in May called unanimously for an evaluation of the global response to the pandemic.
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Ignoring problems is never a good plan for any organization.
And much of the UN organizations ignore problems unless they can steal funding
to study the problems.

Howie52
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Ignoring problems is never a good plan for any organization.

Yes right, but in an organisation such as the UN there can be about 200 different perspectives on any perceived problem. If we believe in democracy we have to practise it, that means accepting decisions we don't agree with, it doesn't mean we can't work to change things but throwing the baby out of the pram in a hissy fit because it isn't going any particular country's way solves nothing.

That is where the U.S. has a major problem, especially with Trump and his string pullers.

And much of the UN organizations ignore problems unless they can steal funding
to study the problems.


If funds -which the UN can't operate without- are being stolen the perps should be taken to the ICC.
That presents a problem for the U.S. :

For similar reasons, the United States will provide no support in recognition to the International Criminal Court. As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority.
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That is where the U.S. has a major problem, especially with Trump and his string pullers.

And much of the UN organizations ignore problems unless they can steal funding
to study the problems.

If funds -which the UN can't operate without- are being stolen the perps should be taken to the ICC.
That presents a problem for the U.S. :

For similar reasons, the United States will provide no support in recognition to the International Criminal Court. As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority. 0 trismus


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It seems like you are just fine with turning over our sovereignty to the UN. That would certainly lead to our freedoms and prosperity being greatly diminished. Maybe you are OK with that too because you believe we somehow deserve it.
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If funds -which the UN can't operate without- are being stolen the perps should be taken to the ICC. That presents a problem for the U.S.

The United States is one out of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 percent of the entire budget and more. In fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes.

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https://www.cfr.org/blog/us-funding-united-nations-more-anyb...

Is it theft if the thieves votes themselves funds from your pocket?

You run into this problem in personal / family finances too.

Just because you're rich doesn't mean your family should depend on you for funding for everything.

The U.N. has a cash crunch. Almost a third of members have yet to pay their 2019 dues.

For an economic powerhouse like the United States, however, the annual bill is substantial. For 2019, the United States owes more than $600 million, 22 percent of the total U.N. regular budget. There are separate bills for peacekeeping operations, for which the United States pays an even larger percentage.

More than 60 countries still owe their dues, and these include significant contributors such as Brazil.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/15/un-has-ca...
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It seems like you are just fine with turning over our sovereignty to the UN. That would certainly lead to our freedoms and prosperity being greatly diminished. Maybe you are OK with that too because you believe we somehow deserve it.

I've been arguing since 1972 for my country to leave the EU to protect our sovereignty, which we have now done.

With family in America it would be foolish of me to wish it any harm.
There was a time when America was a power for good, I've said before on this forum I don't think it is any more.

Trump the chump (his nieces book) want's to start nuclear testing again. MAD madness.

Nuclear Testing and Cheating Today

Old debates about the Limited Test Ban Treaty are once again relevant today. Administration officials have accused Russia and China of “probably” violating the test ban, though no evidence has been provided. But, if the United States resumed nuclear testing after nearly 30 years of restraint it would become an international pariah without significantly adding to its own security. An American decision to test again would fulfill its own prophecy, impelling U.S. adversaries to resume their own test programs if they have not done so already.

Even low-yield nuclear tests conducted underground in order to minimize environmental damage would be calamitous for the United States’ reputation as a responsible, reasonable, and trustworthy member of the international community. It would join the ranks of North Korea


https://warontherocks.com/2020/07/trumps-nuclear-test-would-...

America wants to control the world, it can't. All empires collapse.

If the EU survives our departure it will become more united under one flag, a country called Europe. NATO will become obsolete along with Americas influence over Europe.
Europe will turn to the East and be a power in its own right with its own military under the one flag.

I think the fact that Trump ever became president is an indication that America has major problems.
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I think the fact that Trump ever became president is an indication that America has major problems. - trismus

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We clearly disagree about this but that is OK. That said, whatever problems exist in the USA, subordinating the USA to the UN or ICC is certainly not the solution.
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"I think the fact that Trump ever became president is an indication that America has major problems. "

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Actually, the fact that President Trump was elected is an indication that the Democrat Party
selected Ms.Clinton as their candidate and she was terrible. She called American
citizens "deplorable" for believing in the U.S. Constitution.

And now the Democrats select V.P. Joe Biden.

Howie52
We will see - but I think the Democrats have made a serious error.
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Actually, the fact that President Trump was elected is an indication that the Democrat Party
selected Ms.Clinton as their candidate and she was terrible. She called American
citizens "deplorable" for believing in the U.S. Constitution.

And now the Democrats select V.P. Joe Biden.

Howie52
We will see - but I think the Democrats have made a serious error.


I agree with all that and given the choice at the time I would have voted Trump.

Isn't that the problem, Clinton or Trump, now Trump or Biden. 'Frying pan to fire'!

The U.S. has many people with brilliant minds so why is it you find yourselves with the choice of dumb and dumber.

Do you have a choice or is your president chosen for you by the money men. So much emphasis is put on whom can raise the most funds it must influence the choice of many. How does a lying cheating conniving scoundrel like Trump get to be president. I guess the answer lies in who has he done what for.

Winston Churchill : 'The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.'

I think the unequal sharing of blessings is now out of control and capitalism is a spent force.
To much money has accumulated at the top echelons of society and if it continues the poor will eventually revolt and burn the house down.

The problem with capitalism is that markets need money to circulate, while people see it as the signal to extract from the noise of society and the economy. Requiring ever more to be added and ever more precarious ways of storing what has been extracted.

https://medium.com/@johnbrodixmerrymanjr/the-problem-with-ca...
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Every investor,on both sides of the aisle, knows what immediate impact of market will be if Democrat wins white house.Let's be honest.
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"Every investor,on both sides of the aisle, knows what immediate impact of market will be if Democrat wins white house.Let's be honest. "

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There are always companies that generate earnings - always.

Never confuse political shouting with the desperate desire to take more
political donations from unions and companies and everyone who has a pocket.

Howie52
The tricky bit of socialism is how to convince workers they are benefiting from
politicians doing well.
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Every investor,on both sides of the aisle, knows what immediate impact of market will be if Democrat wins white house.Let's be honest.


What will it do? Help. If you think it will go down, why not sell now. That is what I am thinking, but can't pull the trigger.
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Nothing to brag about President Chump!

Donald Trump has claimed he forced Boris Johnson to change his stance on allowing Chinese telecoms firm Huawei access to Britain’s 5G network.

The US President said he had a ‘big and tough talk’ with the Prime Minister, and threatened to stop doing business with Britain if he went ahead with his plan.

He said this forced Mr Johnson to change his mind and ‘terminate’ the deal with the Chinese firm. The President, in an interview with Fox News yesterday, boasted: ‘The UK, they were set to buy the Huawei system.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8586393/Microsoft-s...


Huawei decision 'may delay 5G rollout by three years and cost UK £7bn' The Guardian


I think and hope this is no more than a play for time with the Chump losing the next election and the the Chinese role in our 5G being reinstated.

This is nearer to the truth of the matter:

Huawei denies the firm - which Washington calls an agent of the Chinese Communist state - spies for China.

Instead, the phone company claims the US has issued a ban on the firm because it wants to frustrate its growth as no American company could offer the same range of technology at a competitive price.


What does it matter if Huawei is spying on us, isn't everybody spying on everybody else.
The Chump is the biggest threat in the world today. given another four years when he has nothing to lose we had better hope there is a God to protect us from this mad man.

I hope Johnson realizes we didn't vote to leave the EU to become a lackey of the U.S.
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I do not know.
Tell me! Make your prediction.
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Tell me! Make your prediction.

I ain't he, but if former Vice President Joe (plugs) Biden by some miracle wins the election the power(s) behind the throne will be calling the shots. At least until his VP takes over officially.

So the question is, what will she do.
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You men Bengazi Rice?
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"mean" If I could type ...
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You men Bengazi Rice?

IIRC Biden has listed several females on his public short list.
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IIRC Biden has listed several females on his public short list.

You can bet his 'handlers' are scouring the internet to remove anything embarrassing.
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IIRC Biden has listed several females on his public short list.

You can bet his 'handlers' are scouring the internet to remove anything embarrassing.


Tru dat!
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"IIRC Biden has listed several females on his public short list.

You can bet his 'handlers' are scouring the internet to remove anything embarrassing.

Tru dat! "

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Not really.
V.P. Biden is still shown at the top of the ticket.

Not could be much more embarrassing than that.
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"Not could be much more embarrassing than that. "

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Nothing could be much more embarrassing than writing that "almost" a sentence.

Howie52
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