Saturday, December 17, 2016

Don't let China ties slide into 'full conflict mode', Obama urges Trump

Outgoing US president warns of ‘very significant’ response if successor persists in questioning China’s core views as a nation
in Beijing

Barack Obama has cautioned Donald Trump against allowing relations with China to slip into “full conflict mode” after the president-elect put Beijing’s nose out of joint with a succession of controversial pre-inauguration foreign policy interventions.
Speaking on Friday at what is likely to be his last White House news conference Obama urged his successor to beware of provoking a “very significant” response from Beijing over Taiwan.
The past two weeks have seen Trump take a series of public swipes at China, accusing Beijing of manipulating its currency, building “a massive fortress” in the South China Sea and not doing enough to pressure Kim Jong-un’s North Korea.
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Expert: Chinese drone seizure a signal to Trump

Why Trump can't 'haggle' over the one-China policy

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Vigil for Electoral College to take place at statehouses on Dec 19th 9am

President Obama's last press conference 2016 ~ In Full

Obama: Trump's victory threatens America's core

In his final end-of-year news conference, the president warns of a Republican Party aligned with Russia.

Republicans should realize they have a problem, President Barack Obama said over and over on Friday, when they’re agreeing with the Kremlin so much.
That they don’t shows him just how broken American politics has become, and how vulnerable the country has become after Republicans spent years demonizing him and fellow Democrats and gumming up the government.
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President Obama showing the correct way to deal with a murderous Russian dictator. 
Look down upon with disdain.

Republican Headquaters

Cause we could all use a little chuckle...

FBI in agreement with CIA that Russia aimed to help Trump win White House

In case you're still not sure...

FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. are in agreement with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the White House, officials disclosed Friday, as President Obama issued a public warning to Moscow that it could face retaliation.
New revelations about Comey’s position could put to rest suggestions by some lawmakers that the CIA and the FBI weren’t on the same page on Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s intentions.
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Trump chooses pro-settlement hardliner as Israel envoy

Remember this tweet?

Trump Embassy Relocation Of Embassy To Jerusalem Would Derail Peace: Palestinian Official

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON - A senior Palestinian official warned on Friday that implementation of Donald Trump's pledge to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem would destroy any prospects for peace with Israel, even as a spokesman for the U.S. ... 

Donald Trump's Pick for US Ambassador to Israel Signals Changes in US Policy

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
President-elect Donald Trump's pick for the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel is drawing wide-ranging reactions from jubilant praise to heated criticism. Trump's choice, David Friedman, holds distinctly conservative views in direct opposition to long ...

Trump's Extremist Israel Ambassador Pick Is a Bankruptcy Lawyer Who Helped Him Pull One of His Greatest Scams

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
David Friedman, Donald Trump's soon-to-be ambassador to Israel, is getting a lot of attention Friday for having said that center-left American Jews who criticize the Israeli government are "far worse" than individuals who "turned in their fellow Jews ...

Palestinians decry Trump's choice for Israel ambassador - ‎4 hours ago‎
The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority says East Jerusalem should be the capital of a Palestinian state in any future two-state solution agreement. Erekat's remarks came as Israeli officials praised Trump's decision to nominate Friedman, who is also ...

Trump and Surveillance Ms. Robot | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Surveillance under Trump administration with ACLU technology expert explains our vulnerabilities  and offers tips on digital safety.
It's scary but the catchy song at the end helps soften the blow.

Trump Praises Supporters Viciousness and Violence at Thank You Rally

Are Trumps "Thank You" rallies just him (and Russian overlords) making sure his minions continue to be battle ready? Watch and wonder...

"You people were vicious, violent, screaming, 'Where's the wall? We want the wall!' Screaming, 'Prison! Prison! Lock her up!' I mean you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?" Trump said Friday. "But now, you're mellow and you're cool and you're not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right?"

Mr. Trump continued to perpetuate the falsehood that paid protesters were to blame for violence erupting during his campaign.