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    Trump's Foreign Business Holdings

    1. Corruption, it increasingly appears, is inseparable from authoritarianism. It's not just that people who run or are willing to join would-be autocratic regimes lack any kind of ethical principle. It's that the money greases the wheels of the machine....That increasingly appears to be the model the United States is pursuing, as Donald Trump, American president, oversees The Great American Heist.

    After all, it's not just that the Cabinet is full of folks living high on the hog on the taxpayer dime, or ex-lobbyists who are basically gutting the agencies they run in ways that just happen to line up with the interests of the industries they're nominally tasked with regulating. It's that Trump himself has set about monetizing the nation's highest office at every turn, treating the Executive Branch like every other organization he's ever run....

    A stunning new report from Anna Massoglia and Karl-Evers Hillstrom at OpenSecrets, published Tuesday night ( June 4, 2019 ), illustrates just how sprawling these violations could be.

    Two years into his presidency, Donald Trump continues to make money from properties and licensing deals in nearly two dozen countries around the world, fanning the flames of concerns that the Trump administration is subject to unprecedented levels of foreign influence.

    Trump continued to hold more than $130 million in foreign assets in a revocable trust as his second year in office came to a close, according to OpenSecrets’ analysis of the president’s most recent annual personal financial disclosure released by the Office of Government Ethics last month. Trump’s business entanglements continue to leave him with positions, assets, trademarks and other business interests in more than 30 countries....

    2. After reading this article about "The Great American Heist", one cannot but wonder "what has gone wrong with American democracy".

    Nothing is more painful for anyone, unless he has achieved enlightenment like the Buddha, to discover that his folly has not only hurt others but himself in the end. Perhaps, it is time to take a good look at Trump's companies in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    1. Corruption, it increasingly appears, is inseparable from authoritarianism. It's not just that people who run or are willing to join would-be autocratic regimes lack any kind of ethical principle. It's that the money greases the wheels of the machine....That increasingly appears to be the model the United States is pursuing, as Donald Trump, American president, oversees The Great American Heist.

    After all, it's not just that the Cabinet is full of folks living high on the hog on the taxpayer dime, or ex-lobbyists who are basically gutting the agencies they run in ways that just happen to line up with the interests of the industries they're nominally tasked with regulating. It's that Trump himself has set about monetizing the nation's highest office at every turn, treating the Executive Branch like every other organization he's ever run....

    A stunning new report from Anna Massoglia and Karl-Evers Hillstrom at OpenSecrets, published Tuesday night ( June 4, 2019 ), illustrates just how sprawling these violations could be.

    Two years into his presidency, Donald Trump continues to make money from properties and licensing deals in nearly two dozen countries around the world, fanning the flames of concerns that the Trump administration is subject to unprecedented levels of foreign influence.

    Trump continued to hold more than $130 million in foreign assets in a revocable trust as his second year in office came to a close, according to OpenSecrets’ analysis of the president’s most recent annual personal financial disclosure released by the Office of Government Ethics last month. Trump’s business entanglements continue to leave him with positions, assets, trademarks and other business interests in more than 30 countries....

    2. After reading this article about "The Great American Heist", one cannot but wonder "what has gone wrong with American democracy".

    Nothing is more painful for anyone, unless he has achieved enlightenment like the Buddha, to discover that his folly has not only hurt others but himself in the end. Perhaps, it is time to take a good look at Trump's companies in China.
    Do you ever wonder what's going wrong with democracy in Hong Kong?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-48591001
    The new parliamentary democracy,it's not the will of the people that counts but the will of 650......will come back to haunt them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedak View Post
    After reading this article about "The Great American Heist", one cannot but wonder "what has gone wrong with American democracy".
    Nothing.

    I have just come off an American forum and after mature thought and consideration most of the US posters decided that " TRUMP WEARS AN ORANGE WIG AND SMELLS OF POO AND SHOULD BE IN JAIL !!!!!"

    The day those sites are taken down is when you should start worrying about democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cromwell View Post
    Do you ever wonder what's going wrong with democracy in Hong Kong?
    No, coz I don't read BBC links.
    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked."Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat: "weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borchester View Post
    Nothing.

    I have just come off an American forum and after mature thought and consideration most of the US posters decided that " TRUMP WEARS AN ORANGE WIG AND SMELLS OF POO AND SHOULD BE IN JAIL !!!!!"

    The day those sites are taken down is when you should start worrying about democracy.
    My great friend, the problem is that when the sites come down, violence goes up.

    Family members of Webber told the Daily Memphian that Webber had been shot up to 20 times.

    Was one shot not enough to finish the job that the police required twenty?

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    Reedak - the general problem in that country is they are going mad. First they are very proud of themselves, then things don't work out as well as they expect, and they look for someone to blame, but never consider for one moment the fault might lie with them. The madness is augmented by their television. The television shows them how to go mad and shoot someone 20 times, and they copy it.
    ďBut I donít want to go among mad people," Alice remarked."Oh, you canít help that," said the Cat: "weíre all mad here. Iím mad. Youíre mad."
    "How do you know Iím mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldnít have come here.Ē

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