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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25740 on: May 23, 2020, 09:07:30 pm »
Weird tweets even for the President:
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25741 on: May 23, 2020, 09:12:38 pm »
I like how he had to throw in the bad ratings :lol:
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25742 on: May 24, 2020, 06:31:04 pm »
Wearing a mask is surrendering to fear. Things these strong man will go to enormous length to not appear to be.

Wearing a mask is showing respect for the lives of others.  Things these strong men couldn't give a slightest shit about.
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25743 on: May 24, 2020, 10:18:56 pm »
My mask was called a COVID mask by a lady on the street today. I don't know why that surprised me so much since honestly, that's what it is. :unsure:
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25744 on: May 24, 2020, 10:39:24 pm »
I call my mask a Freedom Mask.
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25745 on: May 25, 2020, 01:20:34 am »
I call mine Japanese Vending Machine Panties.
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25746 on: May 25, 2020, 04:26:21 am »
Stop lying, Swedish ubermensches don't wear masks.

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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25747 on: May 25, 2020, 05:21:17 am »
Can you please stop calling me out on my lies?
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25748 on: May 25, 2020, 06:47:00 am »
I think the UK still generally doesn't wear masks - as a mask truther I find this distressing.

I think the current guidance is wear them on public transport or other crowded indoor spaces, but no need to wear them outside. Workplaces that didnt' need some form of PPE before lockdown are fairly unlikely to lead any now - big exception is probably retail.

I'm convinced this is wrong and we should all be wearing masks. But even friends who work for the NHS are still saying it makes no difference outside of a clinical setting etc etc <_<
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25749 on: May 25, 2020, 07:29:06 am »
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-administration-considered-a-nuclear-bomb-test-washington-post-2020-5?r=DE&IR=T

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The Trump administration reportedly considered conducting the first nuclear test explosion in 28 years in response to China and Russia

The Trump administration considered whether to conduct the first US nuclear test explosion in 28 years in a recent meeting with top security officials, according to the Washington Post.

The prospect of restarting testing reportedly came up in a meeting with officials from top national security agencies on Friday, May 15, after Russia and China were accused of performing low-yield nuclear tests — allegations both countries have denied.

An anonymous senior administration official told The Post that a US "rapid test" could offer leverage in arms negotiations with Russia and China, as the White House pushes for a trilateral arms control deal.

It would be the first time in 28 years since the US conducted a nuclear test explosion.

After intense debate among the security officials, the discussion ended without any agreement. However, a senior administration official quoted said the proposal is "very much an ongoing conversation."

Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, told The Post: "It would be an invitation for other nuclear-armed countries to follow suit."

"It would be the starting gun to an unprecedented nuclear arms race. You would also disrupt the negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who may no longer feel compelled to honor his moratorium on nuclear testing," Kimbal added.

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty that prohibits all nuclear explosions was signed by the US and the four other officially recognized nuclear weapons powers in 1996. But the Senate voted not to ratify the treaty.

Conducting a nuclear test explosion could terminate the treaty, and could reignite fears of a new arms race.

Hans Kristensen, director of the nuclear information project at the Federation of American Scientists, said: "I've heard officials speculate the US might have to test if confidence in the stockpile eroded, but never that it could be used to coerce anyone into negotiations."

"That's completely nuts. They must be getting desperate. Instead, what it certainly would do is push China and all the other nuclear-armed states to test as well. How can someone in their right mind think that would be in the security interest of the United States or its allies?"

To date, the US is the only country in the world that ever used a nuclear weapon during wartime. Since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, at least eight countries have collectively conducted about 2,000 nuclear tests. Of these tests, more than 1,000 were carried out by the US, according to The Post.

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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25750 on: May 25, 2020, 08:08:55 am »
I shudder to think of all the things that have been considered by the Trump administration, given what has gotten the green light.
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25751 on: May 25, 2020, 10:39:35 am »
I'm convinced this is wrong and we should all be wearing masks. But even friends who work for the NHS are still saying it makes no difference outside of a clinical setting etc etc <_<

I'd say it makes quite the difference, if only from the anecdotal experience.

Early in the year we had a bug go through 20% of the office staff. Now we're wearing PPEs and despite several confirmed cases of COVID we can't point to a single case of at-work transmission.

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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25752 on: May 25, 2020, 11:02:24 am »
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-administration-considered-a-nuclear-bomb-test-washington-post-2020-5?r=DE&IR=T

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The Trump administration reportedly considered conducting the first nuclear test explosion in 28 years in response to China and Russia

The Trump administration considered whether to conduct the first US nuclear test explosion in 28 years in a recent meeting with top security officials, according to the Washington Post.

The prospect of restarting testing reportedly came up in a meeting with officials from top national security agencies on Friday, May 15, after Russia and China were accused of performing low-yield nuclear tests — allegations both countries have denied.

An anonymous senior administration official told The Post that a US "rapid test" could offer leverage in arms negotiations with Russia and China, as the White House pushes for a trilateral arms control deal.

It would be the first time in 28 years since the US conducted a nuclear test explosion.

After intense debate among the security officials, the discussion ended without any agreement. However, a senior administration official quoted said the proposal is "very much an ongoing conversation."

Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, told The Post: "It would be an invitation for other nuclear-armed countries to follow suit."

"It would be the starting gun to an unprecedented nuclear arms race. You would also disrupt the negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who may no longer feel compelled to honor his moratorium on nuclear testing," Kimbal added.

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty that prohibits all nuclear explosions was signed by the US and the four other officially recognized nuclear weapons powers in 1996. But the Senate voted not to ratify the treaty.

Conducting a nuclear test explosion could terminate the treaty, and could reignite fears of a new arms race.

Hans Kristensen, director of the nuclear information project at the Federation of American Scientists, said: "I've heard officials speculate the US might have to test if confidence in the stockpile eroded, but never that it could be used to coerce anyone into negotiations."

"That's completely nuts. They must be getting desperate. Instead, what it certainly would do is push China and all the other nuclear-armed states to test as well. How can someone in their right mind think that would be in the security interest of the United States or its allies?"

To date, the US is the only country in the world that ever used a nuclear weapon during wartime. Since the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, at least eight countries have collectively conducted about 2,000 nuclear tests. Of these tests, more than 1,000 were carried out by the US, according to The Post.


They still wondering if it will explode... :rolleyes:
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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25753 on: May 25, 2020, 11:21:48 am »
Exactly what 2020 needs now: nuclear explosions.

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Re: What does a TRUMP presidency look like?
« Reply #25754 on: May 25, 2020, 11:28:47 am »
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