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    Trumpwall

    1. Donald Trump tweeted on 28 December 2018:

    ".....close the Southern Border. Bring our car industry back into the United States where it belongs. Go back to pre-NAFTA, before so many of our companies and jobs were so foolishly sent to Mexico. Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border......"

    Source: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...34025412116480

    2. Why wasting an astronomical sum (between $12 billion and $15 billion) to repeat something that had been done in China more than 2,300 years ago? It seems that the only Chinese thing that can fascinate Donald Trump is the Great Wall of China.

    In view of his obsession in building a "big, beautiful wall" all the way across the US-Mexico border, I humorously and sarcastically coin the term "trumpwall" to mean "make tremendous progress in doing something, especially high technology" (as though breaking a wall or barrier into, up, etc). The following are examples of the use of the new term:

    (a) If India succeeds in its first manned space mission “Gaganyaan” to send 3 astronauts to the space, it will trumpwall into an exclusive club of countries (Russia, the US and China) capable of independent human space travel.

    (b) If China's Chang'e-4 space probe succeeds in making the first-ever soft landing on the dark side of the moon, China will trumpwall up another rank in its space programme.

    (c) In the late 1970s, Pham Van Dong, who served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1955 to 1976 and, following unification, as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1976 until he retired in 1987, told a visitor that "waging a war is simple, but running a country is very difficult". It remains to be seen whether Vietnam can trumpwall into the league of developed nations in the future.

    https://www.khaleejtimes.com/interna...-space-mission

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india...hMkvMoFTO.html

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-s...far-dark-side/

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/china-pr...nd-on-the-moon

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/200...dianobituaries

    https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/...-of-china.html

    https://www.businessinsider.sg/how-m...7-1/?r=US&IR=T

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    Well I wouldn't worry so much reedak,revenge is a dish best served cold anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    Nevada’s most notorious pimp, Dennis Hof, had been running for state legislature when he was found dead at one his whorehouses on October 16, two days after his 72nd birthday.....

    He got over 60 percent of the vote in the heavily Republican district he was favoured to win. However, by the time he was dead, it was too late to take his name off the ballot. Republicans in the state urged voters to cast their ballot for him anyway to keep the seat from the Democrats. Under state law, if a candidate who has died is elected, the seat is still considered vacant and will be filled by the county commissioners, who will select a fellow Republican who resides in the district to serve Hof’s 2-year term....
    1. In the definition of the American Dream, James Truslow Adams said in 1931:

    “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.”

    Source: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/235...m-of-a-land-in

    2. The incredible success of the dead pimp, "The Trump of Pahrump", gives a new definition and dimension (fourth dimension) to the American Dream. I propose adding two more words ("or death") to the last sentence of James Truslow Adams' quote:

    "It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position or death.”

    In other words, not only the living but the dead can have the American Dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepy View Post
    Well I wouldn't worry so much reedak,revenge is a dish best served cold anyway.
    Commenting on your signature: "17,410,742 people said LEAVE!", don't you think Britain has blundered in Brexit? The worst that could happen to anyone especially if he is rushing to the emergency ward or fleeing from a robber or a ghost is to get stuck in the door -- neither in nor out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    Commenting on your signature: "17,410,742 people said LEAVE!", don't you think Britain has blundered in Brexit? The worst that could happen to anyone especially if he is rushing to the emergency ward or fleeing from a robber or a ghost is to get stuck in the door -- neither in nor out.
    Well if you mean have civil servants and politicians fought us at every step of the way,sure they have,they don't want the UK under the control of British people or democracy.
    As for the Trump and his foolish friends they think it means if we don't want to be controlled from Brussels then we can be controlled via the US,that ain't happening either.
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    Moditrumpry

    1. The following are excerpts from an AFP news report dated 3 January 2019 under the headline "Trump mocks Indian PM Narendra Modi over funding for a library in Afghanistan".

    (Begin excerpts)
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Jan 2) mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use....

    While stating that he got along with Modi, Trump said the Indian leader was "constantly telling me he built a library in Afghanistan."

    "You know what that is? That's like five hours of what we spend," Trump said.

    "And we're supposed to say, 'Oh, thank you for the library.' I don't know who's using it in Afghanistan," Trump said..... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/trump...nistan.594774/

    2. With reference to Donald Trump mocking Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use, I coin the term "moditrumpry" to mean "deride or criticise someone or something (as, for, etc) by a hypocrite. The following are examples of the use of the new term:

    (a) Although Trump has slapped steep tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of goods from major trading partners, he moditrumpried India as a "tariff king".

    (b) Although his wall has been derided as just one big joke or a political circus, Trump moditrumpried Modi's library funding in Afghanistan as a useless project.

    (c) Tom is moditrumpried for smoking by his nicotine-addicted parents every day.

    (d) Despite having bankrupting four companies prior to his presidency, the new president moditrumpried his predecessor for failing to improve the economy.

    (e) Although he was notorious for playing truant during his school days, Robert moditrumpries his own children for their mediocre performance in school and demands them to write pages of composition as punishment.

    http://www.mareonline.nl/archive/201...s-one-big-joke

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/4...er-wall-demand

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    Wallwheel

    1. The following are excerpts from a news report dated 3 January, 2019 under the headline "‘Could be a while’: Trump refuses to budge in shutdown standoff".

    (Begin excerpts)
    ...The new Congress will gavel into session on Thursday, with Democrats taking over the majority in the House of Representatives. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has sworn that Trump will “never” get money for the wall, while the most likely new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) repeatedly denounced Trump’s wall as “immoral, ineffective and expensive.”

    Trump has countered by arguing that the wheel is an ancient technology as well, pointing out that if walls didn’t work, former President Barack Obama wouldn’t have one around his home. He also dismissed Democrat arguments for a more high-tech solution as not enough.

    “The wheel, the wall, some things never get old,” he said on Wednesday.... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/447959-trump-...wall-shutdown/

    2. With reference to Trump's quote "The wheel, the wall, some things never get old", I coin the term "wallwheel" as a noun to mean "eternal youth" and as a verb to mean "to keep oneself young”. The idea is that the wheel of time comes to a halt after hitting a wall. The following joke shows the use of the new term.

    One day, Tommy met someone whom he thought was his childhood friend. He greeted his supposed friend: "Hi, my great friend Robin! There is not much change in your look since our last meeting 30 years ago. You seem to have discovered the key to wallwheel."

    His supposed friend replied: "I don't have any secret to wallwheel myself. I am not Robin but his son Jack. Uncle Tommy, have you forgotten about me? You used to come to my house to play chess with my father when I was a child. Despite your wrinkles and white hair, the big birthmarks on the left side of your face are instantly recognisable."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_time

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    Climbing over the Trump Wall

    1. Manu Raju is a senior congressional correspondent at CNN, covering Capitol Hill and campaign politics. The following are excerpts from a December 12, 2018 news report by Manu Raju and Caroline Kelly (CNN breaking news reporter) under the headline "Pelosi questions Trump's manhood, compares him to skunk after border wall meeting".

    (Begin excerpts)
    (CNN)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi privately questioned President Donald Trump's "manhood" after a contentious meeting Tuesday about funding his wall at the southern border.

    "It's like a manhood thing for him," Pelosi told Democratic members at a closed meeting of the Steering and Policy Committee on Capitol Hill, according to an aide in the room. "As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing."

    Pelosi, in a feisty mood after the heated exchange with the President, also compared the President to a skunk.

    "I was trying to be the mom," the California Democrat said, according to the aide. "I can't explain it to you. It was so wild. It goes to show you: You get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you."....

    "The fact is we did get him to say, to fully own that the shutdown was his," she said to applause, according to the aide. "That was an accomplishment.".... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/11/p...ood/index.html

    2. In William Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet", Romeo climbed the wall into the orchard garden and arrived under a balcony where he found Juliet alone at her window. There the two lovers promised love to each other and decided to have a secret wedding the following day.

    With regard to Pelosi mocking Trump’s fragile masculinity, I humorously coin the expression "climbing over the Trump Wall" to mean "reaching adulthood". The climber may meet his Juliet or her Romeo at the opposite side of the wall. The following examples show the use of the new expression.

    (a) In Greek mythology, the mountain Pelion was held to be the home of the centaurs. When the twins Otus and Ephialtes waged war against the Olympian gods, they tried to pile Mount Pelion upon Mount Ossa in order to storm heaven itself. Had they climbed over the Trump Wall, their attempt would have been successful, but Apollo destroyed them before their beards began to grow.

    (b) Having gone through their trials and tribulations, one should not question those who had survived the Vietnam War (whether they had been captured or seriously injured) that they had yet to climb over the Trump Wall.

    (c) If the Trump Wall could ever be built, don't arrest or fire at those Latin Americans who try to climb over it every year because it is just a once-in-a-lifetime ritual for them climb from adolescence over the Trump Wall.

    To deport those who have climbed over Trump Wall is an act against God or Nature, that is, to turn the clock back to adolescence.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloadae

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelion

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...e-vietnam-war/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.1b7626aa16ef

    https://upolitics.com/news/nancy-pel...ment-shutdown/

    https://bipartisanreport.com/2018/12...ssive-meeting/

    http://www.itiscannizzaro.net/ianni/...quesanswer.htm

    https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/sh...liet/page_120/

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    Great Scum Flood, junk trade and trash rule

    1. The following are excerpts from a March 25, 2018 news report headlined "American Trash Talk -- After Trade War, Now U.S. Hopes Can Still Dump ‘Garbage’ In China".

    (Begin excerpts)
    ....In actuality, Trump’s tariffs have nothing to do with China being unfair. Instead, it has everything to do with the rising of China powerhouse – both economically and militarily – so strong and influential that the Middle Kingdom could overtake United States as the world’s new leader. So, the U.S. has no choice but to cripple China to ensure Americans’ continuous supremacy....

    Amusingly, on Friday, just a day after President Donald Trump flashed his domestic rules to penalize China with tariffs on up to US$60 billion in imports, the Yankees asked the Chinese not to proceed with its ban on the import of “foreign garbage.” This time, however, the U.S. saw it fit to complain to the WTO’s Council for Trade in Goods about China’s refusal to import trash from America....

    After Beijing notified the World Trade Organization last July, China started enforcing its new “National Sword” policy effective January 1, 2018 – banning 24 types of solid waste, including various plastics and unsorted mixed papers. Essentially, the Asian powerhouse is telling the world that it would no longer act as the world’s trash dump – but the U.S. isn’t happy.

    The U.S. is the top producer of waste, according to the World Bank, and Americans have been doing a pretty good job at throwing stuff away. The country exported US$16.5 billion in scrap in 2016, more than any other country. Paper and plastic constituted about US$3.9 billion of that. Every day, nearly 4,000 shipping containers full of recyclables would leave U.S. ports bound for China.

    Over two-thirds of America’s wastepaper exports ended up in China in 2016. Paper and plastic scrap exports to mainland China topped US$2.2 billion – more than U.S.’ exports to China of wheat, rice, corn, meat, dairy and vegetables combined. In the same year, U.S. shipped more than 16 million metric tons of scrap commodities to China worth more than US$5.6 billion.

    ...Based on International Solid Waste Association, 56% of global waste plastic is exported to China. Three months into the ban, the U.S. doesn’t like the idea of China going clean.

    Although the U.S. claimed to recognise China’s environmental concerns, a U.S. representative complained at the WTO’s Council for Trade in Goods on Friday – “China’s import restrictions on recycled commodities have caused a fundamental disruption in global supply chains for scrap materials, directing them away from productive reuse and towards disposal.”

    Heck, the U.S. even lectured China about breaching its WTO obligations, saying – “We request that China immediately halt implementation and revise these measures in a manner consistent with existing international standards for trade-in scrap materials, which provide a global framework for transparent and environmentally sound trade-in recycled commodities.”...

    Can’t the Yankees look at emerging markets elsewhere such as India, Pakistan or Southeast Asia to solve their problems? They can but it would be more expensive than shipping waste to China. Sending “American garbage” to China is cheaper because they are placed on ships that would “otherwise be empty” when they return to the Middle Kingdom after delivering consumer goods.

    There’s another problem. Even if third world countries are willing to become America new dumping site, they couldn’t fill China’s gigantic shoes since “processing capacity doesn’t develop overnight.” Perhaps trying to mock Trump administration, a Chinese spokesman lectured the U.S. representative at the WTO meeting about American trash issues.

    The Chinese representative said it’s “only fair” that nations must individually shoulder the responsibility to dispose of their own waste in an environmentally-acceptable manner. With genius Donald Trump’s declaration of trade war with China, the Americans might need to live with what the Chinese call “yang laji (foreign garbage)”, at least for now. (End excerpts)

    Source: http://www.financetwitter.com/2018/0...-in-china.html

    2. The following are excerpts from a March 26, 2018 news report headlined "US demands China reconsider ‘catastrophic’ ban on importing foreign garbage & recyclables".

    (Begin excerpts)
    ...China is by far the biggest importer of US recyclables. Banning US junk imports will have a catastrophic impact on the US labor market and will drive up waste management costs. According to the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), in 2016 alone American scrap exports to China totaled $5.6 billion and provided the industry with 155,000 jobs. While the Chinese representative at the meeting in Geneva on Friday agreed to relate the US-voiced concerns to Beijing, the envoy still noted that, ultimately, individual countries are responsible for their own waste.

    If the Asian giant closes off its waste management market, recycling centers across the US will be faced with a hard choice. They can either hire a much more expensive workforce which would raise prices for their services, require households to sort their own waste or be forced to use more landfills across all fifty US states... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.rt.com/news/422255-us-ch...lables-import/

    3. Very little is known that China is the world's dumping ground especially for US recycled materials. If Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart were to switch roles, he would be screaming at the top of his lungs that his "great friend" is trying to bury all his people under mountains of garbage.

    If Peter Navarro were Chinese, he would write a book entitled "Death by America" about US plots to kill all Chinese by polluting and poisoning China’s environment. In the role reversal, he might even make a documentary showing a bread knife with the words “Made in USA” plunging into a map of China and animated blood runs out, trickling into the title: “Death by America.”

    (a) Trump always brags that he has the upper hand in everything. For instance, he said: “I really believe they want to make a deal. The tariffs have absolutely hurt China very badly.” However, for those who know the shocking and amusing news that the US is dumping rubbish in China all this while, it is obvious that the garbage problem is America's Achilles heel in the trade war. The ban on the "illegal foreign garbage” influx into China will "absolutely hurt the US very badly". I coin the term "Great Scum Flood" for the catastrophe caused by the "great flood of trash” that will overwhelm the US sooner or later after the Chinese ban.

    (b) I coin the term "junk trade" to mean "free, fair and reciprocal trade" which Trump is seeking with China and other countries. Will Trump be "free, fair and reciprocal" in accepting trash imports from other countries?

    (c) I coin the term "trash rule" for the “one-sided rule of keeping one’s environment pollution-free by dumping pollutants onto others".

    https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Trad...ciprocal-trade

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    The Stocks of Wilbur Ross

    Jack Holmes is Associate Editor for News & Politics at Esquire.com, where he writes daily and edits the Politics Blog with Charles P. Pierce. He also does a dash of sports and some feature writing. His work has appeared in New York magazine and The Daily Beast.

    The following are excerpts from his December 21, 2018 article headlined "Shocker: Grift King Wilbur Ross Did Not Tell the Truth About Selling His Stocks" with the subheading "Wilbur Ross doesn't get enough attention as the most shameless operator in Donald Trump's orbit."

    (Begin excerpts)
    We know now that Donald Trump's election to the American presidency was a Bat Signal to every shameless grifter this fine country has to offer. Confidence men and scam artists from sea to shining sea swarmed towards Our Nation's Capital, clambering over one another to make a murky home for themselves in the newly remodeled Swamp. Some of them are in the president's own family. All of them know they've stumbled into the jewelry store, and the clock is ticking. Smash the glass and grab everything you can.

    One of the most consistently underrated cartoon oligarchs now plaguing our national government is Wilbur Ross. The Secretary of Commerce is a Businessman with a long and storied career making Business Deals. Also, he allegedly stole $120 million from his various business partners over the years, which caused the godless socialists at Forbes magazine to announce he "could rank among the biggest grifters in American history." We spent all that time chasing Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke, but the Grift King was right in front of us this whole time.

    Naturally, this public servant has brought a viper's nest of conflicts-of-interest and ethics issues into office....

    ...Ross has blatantly lied about whether he still owns a stock which presents a conflict of interest in his role as Commerce Secretary....

    Like pretty much everyone else in this president's orbit, Ross is a wannabe oligarch using his time in putative public service to further enrich himself. He just flies under the radar because he's an old codger who's always falling asleep in public—not, say, an acting attorney general who used to peddle Big Dick Toilets.

    Like Trump, Ross also has flashes of amazing incompetence. He has apparently managed to lose millions mid-grift. But more than that, he's a narcissist in the Trumpian mold: a year before he was nominated to the position, he was listed on the Forbes 400 with $2.9 billion in assets. He called up the magazine to insist he was actually worth $3.7 billion. But a year later, as part of the confirmation process when he came greasing into public life, Ross had to submit a financial disclosure form—one that listed his assets at $700 million. The magazine set about removing him from the billionaires list entirely on the basis that he is not a billionaire....

    Never mind the obvious corruption this would entail. Incoming government officials should not be permitted to "transfer" funds they really still control, then pretend those assets aren't theirs. Look at what happened when the president did it!...

    This is almost exactly what Trump did to ensure he could kick around the Forbes lists year after year. Except our president would call under an assumed name—John Barron—and rant about how rich Donald Trump was. Imagine how deranged you have to be to possess hundreds of millions of dollars, but still feel the need to call up strangers at a magazine and tell them you have twice as much money. Imagine how deeply you'd require the admiration of others to risk an ethics violation to lie your way onto a magazine list.

    These are the people running the country. Lost souls pouring dollar bills into the bottomless pit within, hoping enough will pile up to make them feel whole. (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.esquire.com/news-politic...nterest-grift/

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