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    Sticky: Promotions all around!

    Chinese President Xi Jinping promotes 170 PLA officers in move to streamline ranking system

    Minnie Chan, SCMP Dec 15, 2019

    Chinese President Xi Jinping last week promoted more than 170 senior...
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    Unpatriotic GOPers trying to pretend to be loyal...

    Unpatriotic GOPers trying to pretend to be loyal Americans.
    Reminds me of countries that got into some serious trouble because loyalty to the party was more important than loyalty to the nation.
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    116TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION House Resolution 755...

    116TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION
    House Resolution 755
    Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.


    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DECEMBER,...
  4. Thread: Trump's Economy

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    US Recessions

    In case anyone is interested, 70.6% of the 2010s have been under the Obama Administration...
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    That's the most, um, "original" definition of...

    That's the most, um, "original" definition of first world I've ever seen outside of the Little Red Book.

    “In my view, the United States and the Soviet Union form the first world. Japan, Europe and...
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    Singapore isn't an "isolated geography"? Go on,...

    Singapore isn't an "isolated geography"?
    Go on, pull the other one.
    It has bells on it!
  7. Thread: Trump's Economy

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    Why do you ask? A. Because The Trumpet is...

    Why do you ask?
    A. Because The Trumpet is President of Europe?
    B. Because Europe is exactly the same as the US, and therefore can be a useful comparison?
    C. Because you don't like data that...
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    China Defense White Papers

    How China’s Defense Establishment Views China’s Security Environment:
    A Comparison between the 2019 PRC Defense White Paper and Earlier Defense White Papers

    Michael Swaine, China Leadership...
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    Civilian employment +1.6% in Nov, +1.8% Jan-Nov...

    Civilian employment +1.6% in Nov, +1.8% Jan-Nov 2019, +1.9% Jan-Nov 2018.
    In other words, slower.

    Private employment+1.1% in Nov, +1.1% Jan-Nov 2019, +1.6% Jan-Nov 2018.
    In other words, slower....
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    The first link makes much more sense than the...

    The first link makes much more sense than the second.
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    From my understanding of both the Rohingya...

    From my understanding of both the Rohingya genocide and Bangladesh politics, this sounds more like fake news than an accurate assessment of the situation. I'm willing to be persuaded by reliable...
  12. I see “Red” China and have to wonder what other...

    I see “Red” China and have to wonder what other China some idiot thinks we might mistakenly think of.
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    The boost in consumer spending is wholly due to a...

    The boost in consumer spending is wholly due to a surge in Kool-aid sales...
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    November 2019 District Council elections ...

    November 2019 District Council elections

    Following four months of unrest and while a siege continues at Polytechnic University, nearly 3 million people cast ballots in District Council elections....
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    In this environment, a phrase like this just gets...

    In this environment, a phrase like this just gets passed over without comment.
    It deserves comment.
    It is yet another example of the GOP putting party ahead of nation, duty, and even self-respect....
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    And that, folks, is what is called a smoking gun.

    Read Gordon Sondland’s full opening testimony in the Trump impeachment hearing
    PBS, Nov 20, 2019 9:22 AM EST

    Amb. Gordon Sondland: “I know that members of this Committee have frequently framed...
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    Recession watch

    In spite of bad journalism, a recession is a broad contraction in economic activity. Given the tiny share of the US economy that manufacturing comprises – 11% of the economy and a smaller share of...
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    Go back to the original intent. Look at the...

    Go back to the original intent.
    Look at the Constitution, at the time it was written.
    Define arms.

    Four to six foot long, muzzle-loading flintlocks.

    I have no problem with free ownership and...
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    Did someone say "replacement"? Nope.

    Did someone say "replacement"?
    Nope.
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    In California, that started under Governor Ronald...

    In California, that started under Governor Ronald W. Reagan, and continued under later GOPers.
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