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moron
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Figure this deserves its own thread, since I foresee this being a common theme over the next few years...

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1096895035067584512

Very shocking video of Pence trying to pull people into rejecting the Iran deal under a tortured, absurd assertion it's for the safety of Europe and no one reacts. Earlier in the same speech Pence tries to pump of Trump and waits for applause, and more silence.

At the same event Merkel is expressing incredulity at Trump saying German cars are a national security threat (yet another law Trump is blatantly abusing...), and everyone cheers for her.

Plenty of people have been decrying the US being the "world police" and that definitely seems to be the outcome of Trump's policies... but it seems that beyond people not expecting us to help them, they don't even respect us at all anymore. If anyone sees a silver lining here please point it out... this more than anything is going to be the lasting damage of the Trump admin I think.

2/17/2019 12:59:21 AM

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Very shocking video? Embarrassing sure, but very shocking?

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"Pence tries to pump of Trump"


Eh?

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"yet another law Trump is blatantly abusing"


What law?

2/17/2019 12:59:18 PM

moron
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Of=> up

Power to enact tariffs for “national security” reasons

[Edited on February 17, 2019 at 1:12 PM. Reason : ]

2/17/2019 1:12:28 PM

TreeTwista10
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The US was credible before Trump!!1

2/17/2019 4:22:23 PM

aaronburro
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This has to be done to be fair to Canada

2/17/2019 5:20:15 PM

NyM410
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The fact that Pence thought that’d be an applause line shows such an appalling lack of understanding about Europe and the world at large. He is so incubated in the GOP bubble it’s terrifyijg.

2/18/2019 8:34:39 AM

HCH
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Oh look, another thread where TWW uses half truths and media narratives to assuage their liberal guilt.

2/18/2019 1:14:37 PM

GrumpyGOP
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Well, the good news is that much of the Western world is focused on another once-great empire declining into madness, because Brexit will have a much bigger impact on them than Trump does. Meanwhile, credibility appears to be in short supply around the globe. It has been submerged in the rising tide of pseudo-fascism in Brazil, Italy, etc. So we look really bad, but imagine how much worse it would be if everybody else was doing really well right now! (And when that's your silver lining, it's time to start drinking in the mornings)

The bad news is that pulling out of so many treaties at once makes us look like a very unreliable partner. That means that future treaties will be harder to negotiate, and partners will be less likely to act in good faith.

2/19/2019 8:19:54 AM

moron
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Can’t even have a congressional hearing on white supremacy without it turning into a shitshow, largely because the gop felt directly attacked by the concept of condemning this

4/9/2019 8:34:46 PM

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https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgqm5x/us-military-location-data-xmode-locate-x

How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

A Muslim prayer app with over 98 million downloads is one of the apps connected to a wide-ranging supply chain that sends ordinary people's personal data to brokers, contractors, and the military.


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"The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide. Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and a "level" app that can be used to help, for example, install shelves in a bedroom.

Through public records, interviews with developers, and technical analysis, Motherboard uncovered two separate, parallel data streams that the U.S. military uses, or has used, to obtain location data. One relies on a company called Babel Street, which creates a product called Locate X. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), a branch of the military tasked with counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and special reconnaissance, bought access to Locate X to assist on overseas special forces operations. The other stream is through a company called X-Mode, which obtains location data directly from apps, then sells that data to contractors, and by extension, the military."

11/16/2020 12:23:34 PM

The Coz
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This is why you don't enable location services.

11/16/2020 1:34:10 PM

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