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Anthony Barber
Paradoxical Unorthodox Intellectual Geek
Paradoxical Unorthodox Intellectual Geek

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And then there's history.

In essence, it was a label that meant death. It meant you were subhuman and entirely expendable,” said Mitchell A. Orenstein, professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. “This is the connotation for anyone who lived in the Soviet Union or knows anything about the Soviet Union, which Donald Trump obviously doesn’t — or he doesn’t care.

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And then there's this. The US and have a very complex and frequently hostile relationship dating back to "Manifest Destiny." This is actually a really well researched article.

Trump’s “America First” worldview restores the idea of industrial products as vessels of patriotism. But it has left Mexicans baffled by the claim their country is taking advantage of the United States through NAFTA. Mexican workers earn a small fraction of what their American counterparts make, and the trade partnership is overwhelmingly driven by U.S.-based Fortune 500 companies. Mexican cities have filled with U.S. chain stores and restaurants, not the other way around.

In the chants of “Build the Wall!,” Antonio Garza, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, sees the return of the “animal spirits” that once soured relations between the two countries. But Garza, who served from 2002 to 2009 under President George W. Bush and now works as an attorney in Mexico City, said he’s seen something different in the resurgent nationalism on Mexico’s streets.

This time, it has a singular focus. “It’s directed at Trump,” he said, “not the United States.”

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And so it begins. Looks like we have a supposed "American" regime exercising press censorship.

I, for one, will be boycotting news from all of these networks.

Breitbart News
One America News Network
The Washington Times
The Wall Street Journal
Fox News

Those organizations included Breitbart News, the One America News Network and The Washington Times, all with conservative leanings. Journalists from ABC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Fox News also attended.

Via +Michael J. Coffey​

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So it definitely doesn't work. Or something like that...

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Interesting article. How disruptive is it for students to come in and out of a school? I remember it being one or possibly two students a year usually when I was a kid. But with everything from employment to housing in such flux these days, how do you deal with many students in and out? This article mentions a method for calculating a statistic that I agree we've overlooked as a society.

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Ooh! What could possibly go wrong? Let's make healthcare less affordable for all. If that's not great, I don't know what is!

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I wonder if I could similarly corner the email market with "thanks"?

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There's more than a few time the US hasn't been the good guys. This is an excellent and personal account full of relevant warnings.
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