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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1671 Post by nelmsm » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:38 am

nero wrote:
chijohnaok wrote:The "r" and the "t" keys are next to each other....sounds like a fat fingered typo to me.
Trump has small hands. ;)
Not unlike your mind.
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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1672 Post by chijohnaok » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:43 pm

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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1673 Post by nero » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:53 pm

nelmsm wrote:
nero wrote: Trump has small hands. ;)
Not unlike your mind.
I have no small hands in my mind, but big ideas. ;)
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#1674 Post by chijohnaok » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:13 pm


The company has hired a real estate firm to market the Trump International Hotel, which it leases from the federal government, two people familiar with the discussions say.

WAPO Posted at 12:59 pm on October 25, 2019

washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/10/25/the-trump-organization-is-considering-selling-its-d-c-hotel-business-according-to-people-familiar-with-the-discussions/

Behind a paywall.

Some bitched about The Trump Organization running this hotel that foreign nationals might stay at.
And I suspect some of the same people will now gripe about them selling/NOT running it. :lol:
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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1675 Post by nero » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:38 pm

chijohnaok wrote:

The company has hired a real estate firm to market the Trump International Hotel, which it leases from the federal government, two people familiar with the discussions say.

WAPO Posted at 12:59 pm on October 25, 2019

washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/10/25/the-trump-organization-is-considering-selling-its-d-c-hotel-business-according-to-people-familiar-with-the-discussions/

Behind a paywall.

Some bitched about The Trump Organization running this hotel that foreign nationals might stay at.
And I suspect some of the same people will now gripe about them selling/NOT running it. :lol:
Are Lev and Igor going to hotel business? :roll:
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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1676 Post by Lava » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:43 am

October 24, 2019
Trump Prepares America for a Great-Power Competition

Donald Trump is neither a warmonger nor an isolationist. His game plan is to ramp up the pressure and “de-escalate on favorable terms.” And he wants to be prepared for the dangers that may one day exist.

by James Jay Carafano

Forget about getting a backbone. America needs an iron constitution for the era of great power competition that is now upon us.

So warns conservative scholar Colin Dueck in his new book—Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism from Oxford University Press (2019).

Dueck, a former “Never Trumper,” starts and ends his book with an unexpected assertion about the Founding Fathers: that Washington, Jefferson, and the rest of the cast of “Hamilton” would have been perfectly content with the foreign policies of President Donald Trump. What’s more, he argues, Trump policies will help twenty-first-century America deal effectively with modern threats posed by the likes of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

When America opened for business, Dueck argues, “conservative nationalism” basically was American foreign policy, a set of core beliefs that held in common. Back then, they just called it nationalism.

Nationalism included a shared civic creed. Our founding fathers had a belief in the rule of law, individual liberty, free enterprise, equality, and limited government. They believed in popular sovereignty. And they expected that foreign policy would foster the state’s national interests.

They saw this organization of principles and policies as unique and exceptional and welcomed the mantle of America the “exceptional nation.”

Dueck doesn’t argue that American orthodoxy demands a one-size-fits-all foreign policy. George Washington campaigned for no “entangling alliance,” not because he was a libertarian or an isolationist, but because he recognized the danger of a young Republic getting embroiled in Europe’s perpetual power struggles.

In contrast, after the Spanish-American War, William McKinley became a reluctant imperialist, annexing the Philippines because U.S. officials believed it needed a Pacific foothold to defend its Asian interests against the Japanese and the Europeans in China.

Over the years, some presidents warred, others shrank from the global stage. Still, they all pursued foreign policies rooted in the basic belief of nationalism fostered by the founding fathers.

The big break, Dueck argues, came with Woodrow Wilson. As Wilson watched the nation-state sink in the aftermath of the Great War, he embraced internationalism as a life raft. This touched off the great, bipolar struggle for American foreign policy, pitting globalists and populists against what Dueck calls conservative nationalists, those who cling to traditional American foreign policy.

Age of Iron commits many pages to analyzing Trump’s first term. It concludes that, while his rhetoric may be populist, the president’s policy fits well within the scope of traditional conservative foreign policy.

Trump is neither a warmonger nor an isolationist. His game plan is to ramp up the pressure and “de-escalate on favorable terms.” He shows the other side that America has skin in the game, and is willing to protect its interest; then, if the other side recognizes our equities, he does a deal—if there is a good deal to be done.

In practice, Dueck finds, Trump is doing what the vast majority of American conservatives want. They are unlikely to part ways with their president.

On the other hand, there is no guarantee about where America goes from here. The nation might well veer off into isolationism or go all globalist. But, Age of Iron concludes, it is just as likely that we stay on the path we are on.

That’s all to the good, Dueck finds, because he sees Trump’s formula of prudent pressure and engagement as the right mix for mixing it up in era of great-power competition.

A Heritage Foundation vice president, James Jay Carafano directs the think tank’s research into matters of national security and foreign policy.
https://nationalinterest.org/feature/tr ... tion-90706

A great historic overview of American foreign policy and assessment of Trump's present policy.
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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1677 Post by Anthropoid » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:19 pm

Interesting! Might have to grab that book, now that the idea of reading anything other than comp sci stuff is appealing again :)

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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1678 Post by chijohnaok » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:47 am

https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrisse ... -new-york/
Start Spreading The News — Trump’s Leaving New York

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Posted at 8:41 am on November 1, 2019

In overnight news, Donald Trump has impeached the Big Apple — and the Big Apple has impeached him right back. In a series of tweets late yesterday, the president announced that he and his family will transfer their permanent residence to Florida, where he will operate his businesses after the end of his presidency. What’s behind the move? Taxes, natch, but that’s not quite all:



In late September, Mr. Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Melania Trump, the first lady, also changed her residence to Palm Beach in an identical document.

Each of the Trumps filed a “declaration of domicile” saying that the Mar-a-Lago Club, Mr. Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, will be their permanent residence.


The president confirmed the decision on Twitter after The New York Times reported on the move, saying that he would “be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence.”


It’s worth noting that Florida has no income tax at all, which makes this a fairly lucrative move for someone who earns as much money as Trump. However, that’s too simple a take. Just because he’s moving to the Sunshine State doesn’t mean that Trump will no longer have to file tax returns in New York. He earns a large amount of income there, and most states will assess income taxes for at least those in-state sources. (Plus, let’s not forget all of the property taxes for Trump assets in New York.) Trump will save money on taxes for all of his income from other properties and assets outside of New York, though, and that won’t be an inconsiderable amount of savings.

The big issue driving this wasn’t so much paying the taxes in New York but fighting over the records. Trump complained about being “treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and the state,” which seems very clearly a shot at the efforts to seize and publicize his tax records. The New York Times confirms that motivation for the change:

Mr. Trump, who is deeply unpopular in New York, was infuriated by a subpoena filed by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, seeking the tax returns, the person close to the president said. Changing his residence to Florida is not expected to have any effect on Mr. Vance’s case, which Mr. Trump has sought to thwart with a federal lawsuit.


A bigger issue might be New York’s progressive inheritance tax. Trump’s vast fortune would have been subject to the state’s 16% rate on his death. Now Trump’s heirs can avoid that altogether with this move to Florida, which has no inheritance tax at all. If Trump’s personal net worth is the $4 billion as he’s claimed, that’s a cool $640 million they’ll keep in their pockets after he’s shuffled off this mortal coil.

Andrew Cuomo and Bill De Blasio were as gracious as you’d expect:

Andrew Cuomo

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Good riddance.

It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway...

He’s all yours, Florida. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1190053604037668864

The New York Times

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President Trump doesn't want to be a New Yorker anymore. He filed residency paperwork for Florida, a favorite of the wealthy for tax reasons.https://nyti.ms/2WtQKXI

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Mayor Bill de Blasio

@NYCMayor
Don’t let the door hit you on the way out or whatever. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/us/p ... dence.html

President Trump at the White House on Wednesday.
Trump, Lifelong New Yorker, Declares Himself a Resident of Florida
The president filed a “declaration of domicile” last month saying that his property in Palm Beach will be his permanent residence.

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Finally, let’s not forget one significant aspect of this change. Trump just moved from a hopelessly blue state to the swing state with the largest amount of electoral votes up for grabs in presidential elections. Making Florida his home state might give Trump a leg up on the Democrats in the state, the most prominent of whom are coming from nowhere near Florida — Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Joe Biden, the 50-year Beltway barnacle. How much of a boost Trump will get by parking himself in Mar-a-Lago is certainly questionable, but he wasn’t going to flip New York under any circumstances. Every little bit of advantage Trump can get in holding Florida, he should take.
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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1679 Post by LaPalice » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:03 pm

In the US, the old people go to Florida for their retirement, don't they ;)

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Re: What is trumpf up to ?

#1680 Post by chijohnaok » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:22 pm

LaPalice wrote:In the US, the old people go to Florida for their retirement, don't they ;)

Many old people do retire to Florida, as well as some other more southern states (North Carolina, and Arizona for example) because the weather is milder in winter and often times the taxes (income and property) are lower and the cost of living is as well.
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