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My new ("new" = thought of right now) hypothesis is that Trump is actually a multi-brane breach/rupture, and as a finite being, is having great difficulty perceiving the differences between near-certain realities and infinite unrealized potentialities that are all hurricane-whirling about him. These uncontained energies would also explain the huge increase in reported Mandela events and Spicey's televised slow-morphing into a gibbering mouther.


Welp, the administration is insisting they made no mistakes and said nothing misleading. The theory, I think, is roughly that saying the "armada" is steaming shouldn't have been taken to imply action in the present, but rather a week or two in the future. Any misinterpretation, I assume, is the fault of our lying ears, not their honest mouths, because wherever the communication buck stops, it sure isn't with them.

In other news, the ships are apparently going to Korea for real this time. I suppose that undoes the silver lining of my last post, although I should say that I don't have any special insight into whether or not the President is serious about using them. He might not be?


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In other news, the ships are apparently going to Korea for real this time. I suppose that undoes the silver lining of my last post, although I should say that I don't have any special insight into whether or not the President is serious about using them. He might not be?

If he were serious about using them, he would have actually sent them there. When he makes stuff up off-the-cuff like this, it's not with any actual thought behind it.

That doesn't mean, of course, that the Koreans won't take their presence seriously, or that Kim won't do something stupid and escalatory. Or that Trump himself won't do something stupid and escalatory. Just because he's not serious right now doesn't mean he won't keep shooting off his mouth....

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Orfamay Quest wrote:
If he were serious about using them, he would have actually sent them there.

In truth this is a fair point. I also imagine that someone aiming to attack North Korea would want a bigger armada.

BigNorseWolf wrote:
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Got a smile out of me.


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BigNorseWolf wrote:
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Makes me miss Comrade Dingo.


Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
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Makes me miss Comrade Dingo.

Has anyone heard from him or know if he is ok? I am still worried about him. He went through some rough times.


I hope we hear more about this amazing chocolate cake...


Something worth noting is that having the American strike team near NK actually gives NK an option it didn't have before: nuking the strike team. That way, it will hit only the US military, unlike the US bases in SK.


it would seem Mr. Trump has a poor grasp of things like fleet size (not to mention world history and the English language).

Five ships is a...task force or strike group. Now the invasion fleet assembled for the pending final attack on the Japaneses home islands in WWII, that Mr. President, is what an Armada looks like. (though to be fair, navel warfare is quite different even now as opposed to then, so small fleet sizes are more normal, as the age of the battleship and massive gun salvos is long past)

Of note, Trump has a repetitively small hat (compared to say Barbossa), I wonder what a small hat implies...

@ Sissyl I would think that still risks nuclear fallout getting windblown right back at NK, of course, they possibly don't care, fallout shelters and all (for the heads of the state, not everyone else...)


I don't think fallout really matters to North Korea's decision making. Either they know damn well that any actual use of nuclear weapons will lead to near instant destruction or they're so far gone they're not considering such pesky details.

The scenario to be concerned about amongst all the posturing is the one where they think they're going to be attacked and destroyed anyway, cause then why not?


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You CAN check the weather report before you nuke someone. It is only good practice.


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I want to laugh...but all that comes out sounds more like a sob


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Sissyl wrote:
You CAN check the weather report before you nuke someone. It is only good practice.

"Cloudy with a chance of ICBMs."


Entirety of the U.S. Senate to be briefed on North Korea 3 p.m. Eastern on Wed 26 Apr.

A similar briefing is said to be in the pipe for the entirety of the House.


To hell with this war of words...settle this here and now by forcing Kim and Donald to duke it out one on one via fistacuffs, now that I would like to see!


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GM_Beernorg wrote:
To hell with this war of words...settle this here and now by forcing Kim and Donald to duke it out one on one via fistacuffs, now that I would like to see!

Should be done on the links. Trump gets plenty of practice in; but not too much like Obama, amirite? Also, doesn't Kim shoot 18 on 18?


Hole in one each time for the supreme leader, no ball would dare defy him of course!


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NPC Dave wrote:
Also, none of those agencies are going to send him(or Sessions) a report admitting they spied on him or passed on intel they got from someone else spying on him. That would be like sending him a memo to please cut their budget and fire people.
Even the ones now run by his appointees?

I pointed out Trump would have this exact problem before the election...

All the appointments a President makes are found in the Plum Book. That amounts to between 4000-5000+ people, mostly heads of federal departments, directors and top deputies of federal agencies, members of federal commissions, and heads of regulatory agencies. First, it is impossible to know that many people, let alone manage them. If you appoint 10 people a day, it still takes over a year to fill all the positions. And once they have the job, it will take six months to get up to speed. So that means some departments won’t see anyone new until halfway through the first Presidential term.

And now we come to the biggest problem…the bureaucracy is entrenched to make sure it serves the interests of the bureaucrats who already work there…NOT the President or the Presidential appointee who just arrived and will be gone in a year or two or three.

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They're all keeping deep secrets about what they did (illegally and with no paper trail?) for the previous president? Maybe they're secretly still working for Obama?

Of course there is a paper trail and an electronic trail. The problem is finding it. It will take much longer than a week. "Sorry, we just had a computer crash." "Bummer, there was a small fire but we will do our best to find the surviving paperwork and get you that report as soon as possible."

I would equate it to the time when Ronald Reagan knew his own CIA was lying to him, and appointed a special investigative committee to get the bottom of it.

The US military/security complex did not want Reagan to end the Cold War, as the Cold War was the foundation of profit and power for the complex. The CIA told Reagan that if he renewed the arms race, the Soviets would win, because the Soviets controlled investment and could allocate a larger share of the economy to the military than Reagan could.

Reagan did not believe the CIA’s claim that the Soviet Union could prevail in an arms race. He formed a secret committee and gave the committee the power to investigate the CIA’s claim that the US would lose an arms race with the Soviet Union. The committee concluded that the CIA was protecting its prerogatives. I know this because I was a member of the committee.

So tweeting about it is more productive than asking for a report. Tweeting at least puts any of Trump's fans in the bureaucracy, and in a position to do something, on notice that he cares about it. If he follows that up by starting a special investigation, then he might get somewhere.

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Even Comey, who helped destroy Clinton's campaign and propped up Trump's by keeping the Russian investigation quiet while blabbing about the Clinton one.

If Comey had really wanted to destroy Clinton's campaign, he would have recommended she be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. He had two chances, and he never did. So I don't agree that he "destroyed" her campaign. I do agree that last minute announcement hurt her campaign, but if Comey had said nothing there was a good chance some pro-Trump FBI employees would leak it and damage her campaign even more.

Comey didn't choose to have Carlos Danger sext more under-age girls, and he didn't choose to have Carlos Danger hold on to Abedin's laptop with a bunch of Hillary Clinton classified email on it. Comey was dealt a bad hand right before the election and he re-opened and re-closed the investigation as fast as he could.

As for keeping quiet about the Trump investigation, there was a good reason for that. Even mishandling classified material(including email) accidentally is a federal crime*, talking to Russians is not.

*Not that I agree with the US federal government's use and interpretation of the Espionage Act, but government employees today are serving prison terms for violating it unknowingly. The Democrats could have pushed to change the law, or Hillary could have apologized and offered to pardon anyone convicted of making her mistake. They chose not to do so, so I don't have any sympathy that it may have cost them the election.

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