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Would be very shocked if Uncle Joe is the nom as I think his numbers will slide once he get's front runner scrutiny. Think it will be either Warren because the media are her cheerleaders,Pete because he is the most tv friendly,or Kamala because she is playing the most utr and safest similiar to Kerry 04.
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Creepy, sleazy Joe Biden has what it takes to be Prez IMO, since he already has the proven traits in common with Big Don.

"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait."

"I backed him. You can see how loyal he is. He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said, 'Mitt, drop to your knees.' He would have dropped to his knees."

"You oughta see this guy - 'uh, I don't know what I said, uh, I don't remember,'"

“I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

"He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."

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Can someone please get the word out that we are a racist dystopia so people will stop flying halfway across the world just to get here?

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https://www.spin.com/2019/06/trump-m...reakfast-2020/


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“I don’t like that, you know, I don’t like that,” Trump said. “If you’re going to cough, please leave the room,” Trump responded. “You just can’t, you just can’t cough. Boy, oh boy.”
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After the coughing quotes hit Twitter, Washington Post reporter Jackie Alemany chimed in with a quote from a 2016 Trump campaign worker. “I was told by multiple people when I came aboard to never cough or sneeze while in the presence of Trump,” she wrote. “He thinks it’s a sign of weakness and lack of control. Nobody ever recovers.”

Now who does this remind us of. Jesus Christ no wonder they are BFFs
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A fourth person has been murdered following a weekend of violence in London that saw riot police deployed to a shopping centre. The latest killing took place in Stratford, east London, in which a man in his 40s was found collapsed as a result of stab wounds at 12.40am today. He was pronounced dead 20 minutes later and police have put in place an order that allows them to stop and search people throughout the entire borough of Newham until 6pm today. Over the weekend three people were killed in 24 hours after six stabbings took place across the capital and violence broke out after a robbery near Stratford Westfield Shopping Centre. Officers were jumped on and had bottles pelted at them by around 100 youths.

Witnesses fled the scene and at least one woman was injured in the stampede after falling down some stairs. Police managed to eventually control the situation, arresting three people on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon after a hunting knife was discovered. Among the dead from the weekend of violence is construction student Cheyon Evans, 18, who was stabbed to death in Tooting, south west London, at 4.42pm on Friday. Witnesses said he was stabbed repeatedly by a gang of teenagers and two people, a teenager, 17, who cannot be named and Mohammed Nadir Dafallah, 18, have been charged. His sister Charice said: ‘You knew how much I loved you, my best friend, my right hand, my everything. ‘Words can’t even explain how heartbroken I am. The fact that I’ll never see you, hug you or hear your voice again kills me.’

Some 12 minutes later Eniola Aluka, 19, was shot repeatedly in the neck and chest in Plumstead, south east London, leading to the arrest of four teenage boys, aged 16 to 18, and a girl, 17. The girl and three of the boys have been released. At 2pm on Saturday a man was stabbed in a field near a children’s nursery in Tower Hamlets, east London. Two men, 33 and 28, were arrested for murder. The spate of attacks led to criticism of Sadiq Khan from Donald Trump, who called the London mayor a ‘disaster’. Retweeting a post by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins about the killings, the president said the capital needed a new mayor ‘ASAP’. The original post by Hopkins called the capital ‘Stab-City’ and ‘Khan’s Londonistan’ alongside two screenshots of BBC News articles detailing the violence. A City Hall spokesman said Mr Khan was focusing on supporting communities and he was ‘not going to waste his time’ responding to the president’s tweet.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matthew Twist, said: ‘Firstly, our thoughts are with all the victims’ families and friends who are facing the most devastating tragedy imaginable this weekend and indeed to their wider communities. ‘We made a significant number of arrests in relation to the three incidents and officers are undertaking further activities, following up additional investigative leads to ensure that we achieve justice for the families of those affected by violence in the last few days. ‘We have increased the coverage of the Violent Crime Task Force in targeted areas across London this weekend and officers from across the boroughs, supported by colleagues from specialist units, will continue to undertake high-visibility patrols which will remain in place today and into the start of the week. ‘We have been using a number of operational tactics in targeted locations, to prevent further violence and to provide reassurance to the communities in those areas.

‘The circumstances, causes and motives for any homicide or serious violence incident are different and unique, and require different investigative strategies and approaches. ‘But we are taking a service-wide response and all officers right across London continue to be relentless in our pursuit of those who bring violence to our communities. ‘The public also play a huge role in helping to both prevent and detect crime.’
This happened not too far away from where I live.


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This happened not too far away from where I live.
Yikes! Wife and I were thinking of traveling to London next year. Having second thoughts after reading this. Crazy world we live in.

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Yikes! Wife and I were thinking of traveling to London next year. Having second thoughts after reading this. Crazy world we live in.
To be fair, as long as you stay around Central London you should be fine. Stratford around the Olympic Park/Westfield isn't normally that bad either, not sure why this happened honestly. I wouldn't let it put you off from travelling as a tourist.

I will say there has been a huge up tick and problem with crime in London though since Sadiq Khan has been Mayor and he hasn't done enough to try and fix the problem and has instead been focusing on priorities which often aren't important.

His supporters keep claiming it's the fault of the Conservative government due to cuts in policing but that only works as far as Khan shows that tackling knife crime as an example is one of his biggest priorities. He has failed to do this and thus he deserves the criticism that has been leveled at him.
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To be fair, as long as you stay around Central London you should be fine. Stratford around the Olympic Park/Westfield isn't normally that bad either, not sure why this happened honestly. I wouldn't let it put you off from travelling as a tourist.

I will say there has been a huge up tick and problem with crime in London though since Sadiq Khan has been Mayor and he hasn't done enough to try and fix the problem and has instead been focusing on priorities which often aren't important.

His supporters keep claiming it's the fault of the Conservative government due to cuts in policing but that only works as far as Khan shows that tackling knife crime as an example is one of his biggest priorities. He has failed to do this and thus he deserves the criticism that has been leveled at him.


The only veiled suggestion people are giving Khan to fix London is "kick out those nasty brown people and put them in a ship out to sea".

As if income equality and low opportunities have never increased a crime rate in a white city before.


Anyway fuck London. Go to Edinburgh or Manchester or something instead.
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Exclusive: Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S. child soldiers list

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter.

The decision, which drew immediate criticism from human rights activists and a top Democratic lawmaker, could prompt new accusations that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is prioritizing security and economic interests in relations with oil-rich Saudi Arabia, a major U.S. ally and arms customer.

Pompeo’s move followed unusually intense internal debate. It comes amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran, the Saudis’ bitter regional rival.

State Department experts recommended adding Saudi Arabia to the soon-to-be released list based in part on news reports and human rights groups’ assessments that the desert kingdom has hired child fighters from Sudan to fight for the U.S.-backed coalition in Yemen, the four sources said.

The experts’ recommendation faced resistance from some other State Department officials who, according to three of the sources, argued that it was not clear whether the Sudanese forces were under the control of Sudanese officers or directed by the Saudi-led coalition.

A New York Times report in December cited Sudanese fighters saying their Saudi and United Arab Emirates commanders directed them at a safe distance from the fighting against the coalition’s foes, Iran-aligned Houthi militias.

“The allegations of recruiting child soldiers are completely incorrect and are not based on any evidence or factual findings,” said Colonel Turki al-Malki, a spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition. He instead accused the Saudis’ foes of using child fighters in Yemen.

Pompeo rejected the recommendation from the experts, who are from the State Department’s anti-human trafficking office, said the four sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. The office has a key role in investigating the use of child soldiers worldwide.”The United States condemns the unlawful recruitment and use of child soldiers. We place great importance on ending the practice wherever it occurs,” a State Department official said in response to Reuters’ questions. The official, however, did not specifically address the Saudi decision or whether any consideration was given to Riyadh’s security ties to Washington.

Instead of adding Saudi Arabia to the list, Sudan will be reinstated after being removed last year, three of the sources said.

A spokesman for Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, which has contributed fighters to the Yemen war, said the force is affiliated with Sudan’s military. “Based on Sudanese laws, it does not recruit minors,” he said. He did not directly respond to a question on who controlled Sudanese forces in Yemen.

The UAE government did not respond to a request for comment.

The child soldiers list will be part of the State Department’s annual global Trafficking in Persons report, which is due to be released on Thursday in a ceremony led by Pompeo and Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter.

BAN ON U.S. AID

The Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 requires the State Department to report annually on countries using child fighters, defined as “any person under 18 years of age who takes a direct part in hostilities as a member of governmental armed forces.”

Foreign militaries on the list cannot receive U.S. aid, training and weapons unless the president issues full or partial waivers of those sanctions based on “national interest.” Trump and his predecessors have done this in the past for countries with close security ties to the United States.

“This is reprehensible,” U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a post on Twitter. “Is there no limit to what the Trump Admin is willing to do to cover for #SaudiArabia’s human rights abuses and violations of international norms?”

Sarah Margon, director of Human Right Watch’s Washington office, said: “This decision shows clearly that the Trump administration is using political manipulation and dismissing evidence – at the expense of kids – in order to protect Saudi Arabia.”

While internal debates over issues like child soldier violations often take place ahead of the release of the annual State Department list, this one was especially heated, several of the sources said.

Since the end of 2016, the Saudi-led coalition has deployed as many as 14,000 Sudanese at any given time, including children as young as 14, to fight in Yemen, offering payments of up to $10,000 per recruit, according to the New York Times. The article cited Sudanese fighters who had returned home and Sudanese lawmakers.

In Washington, the Yemen conflict is a contentious issue well beyond the State Department.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers, citing evidence of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s role in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and angered by the civilian toll from the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen, have ramped up efforts to block Trump’s multibillion-dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Congressmen Tom Malinowski and Ted Lieu organized a letter to Pompeo from more than a dozen lawmakers in March that said they were “gravely concerned by credible reports” of the Saudi-led coalition deploying Sudanese child fighters in Yemen.

They called for a U.S. investigation, including into whether they had been armed with U.S.-made weapons, and also asked for an inquiry into “credible evidence of Houthi forces forcibly conscripting minors into combat...
"Saudi forces are using child soldiers."

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