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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country





All Comments - Newest First
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/africa/trump-nambia-un-africa-trnd/index.html

http://www.africanews.com/2017/09/21/nambia-jokes-aside-have-you-ever-heard-of-namibia-before-trump-s-blunder/

Hazel1941
1:20 PM PDT [Edited]
Who was it that talked about the US having "57 states" and described "Charleston and Savannah as Gulf ports?"

CountryRhodes
1:20 PM PDT
Come on, give Angry Pumpkin a break. You can't expect a white nationalist to know about those dark countries. Besides, he clearly meant to say Narnia.

desertrat3
1:19 PM PDT
"I had a farm in Nambia" --Isak Dinesen

Fast Eddie61
1:17 PM PDT
He is a true ignoramus - but his supporters love him for that very reason. Isaac Asimov:

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”

webg
1:15 PM PDT
Kyrgyzstan to Namibia: We feel your pain.

Fast Eddie61
1:10 PM PDT
Then after he talked about Nambia (also known as Nambia-Pambia) he continued by talking about the size of his inauguration crowd (biggest ever), how Obama wire-tapped his phone at Trump Tower, and his plans to build a big, beautiful wall and have Mexico pay for it.

Pamela Katz
1:07 PM PDT
By the time Trump has had a year or two in office, perhaps he will have achieved the history and geography competency levels of an 8th grader.

Publius_87
1:07 PM PDT
Trump can go covfefe himself in Nambia and never come back for all I care.

Jacqueline von Hettlingen
1:06 PM PDT
How embarrassing for the US, that its president can't strict things out before he speaks to the world. But what can we expect from a buffoon like Trump? Perhaps Namibians should rename their country in honour of Trump - getting the status of America's most favoured nation in Africa.
"Nambia" is a catchier name. It is also convenient, to confuse the world, especially when Namibia has been accused of doing murky business with Pyongyang - manufacturing arms for North Korea.
People don't know the map of Africa. Hearing "Nambia" people would think of ZAMBIA, which shares a tiny border with NAMIBIA.

Pamela Katz
1:13 PM PDT
Well, his supporters refer to the US as 'Murica'.

Fast Eddie61
1:15 PM PDT
President Liar doesn't even know which continent Namibia is on.

webg
1:06 PM PDT
Trump went on to wish a happy St. Patrick's Day to Iceland, buy chocolate in Swaziland, and order his generals to bomb Sorth Korea.

Eek A Moose
1:09 PM PDT
Liberia had better hope there's no more anti-US violence in Libya during Trump's presidency.

Pamela Katz
1:00 PM PDT
I'm surprised he didn't congratulate that other wonderful African country, showing economic growth and potential, Narnia. Didn't his boys go there recently to hunt lions?

Eek A Moose
1:07 PM PDT
Nambia is a fine country, but stay away from Pambia.

Cascia
12:59 PM PDT
Fake News...Obama made tons of Gaffes and where was the WaPO to report on them? 'Nothing to see folks just move along'.

JohnInVienna
1:01 PM PDT
Remember "Navy Corpse Men"?

Cascia
1:02 PM PDT
Good one!

Fast Eddie61
1:05 PM PDT
What exactly is "fake" about this news? The article is quoting exactly what President Liar said. There's nothing fake about it.

Yes, Obama made a few mistakes. Presidents talk a lot - they're bound to misspeak sometimes. But there is no comparison between Obama's intellect and President Liar's abysmal lack of anything approaching intelligence. None.

Cascia
1:08 PM PDT
Answer---It is not news! You answered your own question by saying 'Presidents are bound to misspeak sometimes'. Why is this 'news' when, by your own admission, Obama's 'misspeaks were not?

Fast Eddie61
1:13 PM PDT [Edited]
You called this "fake news." Which it isn't. It's news because at a UN address Trump displayed his abysmal ignorance not once - but twice.

And Obama's "misspeaks," as you call them, were indeed news and they're constantly being regurgitated whenever Trump does something stupid - which is pretty much every day.

desertrat3
12:58 PM PDT
Sweeeett hoooome Nambia - oh wait - that was Alabama - sorry

SBG Y
12:58 PM PDT
"We cannot have prosperity if we're not healthy."
This truism, spoken by a man who is trying his best to dismantle the only pathetic attempt to bring health care coverage to his own people, disturbs me far worse than the mis-pronouncement of a country name. This political neophyte clearly has never heard about that country prior to that moment, does not really know where it is or what it stands for, and really does not care.

WesternCoast
12:56 PM PDT
When Obama, sleep deprived and on the road while campaigning, tried to say they had been to 47 states and he mistakenly said 57, this was used for YEARS by every TeaPublican blab-radio "host" as evidence Obama didn't know there were only 50 states.

I guarantee Fox nation and all these "hosts" will attempt to flip this one around and portray Trump as the victim of liberal bashers for a slip of the tongue.

Consistency of principles is not the Right's forte.

JohnInVienna
12:57 PM PDT [Edited]
He didn't just say 57 states. He said 57 states with 4 more to go. He must have been really exhausted. Or just poorly educated.

WesternCoast
12:58 PM PDT [Edited]
Thanks for illustrating my point.

My point stands.

WesternCoast
1:00 PM PDT [Edited]
And, you're wrong. Here is the quote:

"“… it is just wonderful to be back in Oregon, and over the last 15 months we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in fifty …. seven states? I think one left to go. One left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit
but my staff would not justify it.”"

He was clearly just thinking out loud about how much ground had been covered and what potentially could be left to go. The rightwing blabbers turned it into a cottage industry.

Eek A Moose
1:00 PM PDT
Wrong. He said visited 57, with 1 to go and 2 his campaign wouldn't let him go to. Making 60 total, which makes it all the more understandable that "fifty" seven was intended to be "forty" seven.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Why President Trump Sounded like a "Broken Record" at the United Nations


WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- President Trump's speech to the United Nations just proved to the rest of the world we have an "Idiot" in the White House.  Kenny Smith's "SMITHBITS" RANT & RAVE Radio Show, gives no ground to as to why the President lives in television land and have not a clue as to what damage he is doing to the United States for decades to come.

Trump rant and rave on "nothing" of substance, except for every other president in the world that he loves for their violence against their citizens, with exceptions noted.

Facebook.com's Google Analytics showed that the Russian ads were paid in rubles.  OK!  We talked about "Micro Targeting" in the Facebook's members, with information about "targeting" with Jared Kushner's video talking about how he used this procedure, and the crazy's thing, the Russian Ad Buyers, just so happen to purchase that same "Targeting Group". 

As Arsenio Hall would say. . ." Things that make you go, Humm." 

President Trump has world ratings lower than the leaders he hates so much.  They rate higher than him.

President Trump leaves the real audience "the world" in utter confusion and with his "double tonguing" and talking out of both sides of his neck, use can believe anything he says, ever!

After making a deal with "Chuck and Nancy", the president attempted to call them liars and explain "that is not what I said."  But that is just what he said.  

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Friday, September 15, 2017

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Isolating The Chief From the Staff - Bannon and Miller Goes Away

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- President Trump's staff has began to loose its staff members with the re alignment of the White House.  Bannon's "Not Off the Record" statements punched a large whole into the balloon sending Bannon plunging to his leaving the WH.  "War!"  was all of the response from BrietBart News where he will be returning.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

President "Duke" Trump Throws WWII Vets and America under the Bus


WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- President Donald "Duke" Trump has now pulled off his "sheets" and has finally exposed himself as to what we all have been saying and writing about for the past year and a half.  A lot of our reviews and readers just could not understand the stories that we were talking about.  Now you know for good or bad.

Only the people that were there with the expressed reason for starting violence for the sake of just starting trouble.  Remember this picture?  We told you that some day this picture will be a very hard piece to get over.  

General Robert E. Lee was a traitor.  He along with Jefferson Davis, et al., should have been tried for TREASON and hanged.  They caused the deaths of over 500,000 persons.  They wanted to continue the practice of selling and owning other persons.  The love of FREE LABOR.

President Trump and Mr. Bannon loves chaos and has vowed to destroy the United States of America. The people who voted for Trump for one thing -- and ended up with something else.  

Yet 65% of the Republican Party will continue to support this Nazi President.















Sunday, August 13, 2017

Canadian Sounds in China

Published on August 1st, 2017 | by Alan Cross
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China Asked for a Playlist of Canadian Music. Here’s What I Gave Them.

A weird thing is happening in China. After decades of refusing to pay for things like CDs (not to mention aiding and abetting rampant copyright infringement by supporting the biggest counterfeit and bootleg market in the world), the country’s music fans seem to be willing to pay for streaming. The ability to conveniently access millions of songs on demand is stomping out piracy in a country known for ripoffs.
Eric de Fontenay runs a project called Canadian Sounds in China which maintains some playlists on a couple of streaming sites. (Here’s an example of the kind of stuff they post.) He asked me to put together a collection of Canadian music for sites like Netease Music and QQMusic.
Easy, I thought. But once I started, I realized how difficult this task was. How do you sum of the musical personality of an entire country in just 40 songs? And how deep should I go? I mean, we gotta consider the audience and their knowledge of us, right? Even after spending a couple of hours on this thing, I still wasn’t sure whether I got it correct.
Turns out it was pretty popular. On Netease, it ended up with 1,800 followers and 250,000 plays. Nice to see Canadian music traveling well, innit?
Here’s my full list:
Here’s my list:
Legends:
  1. Neil Young, Old Man
  2. Rush, Tom Sawyer
  3. Guess Who, American Woman
  4. Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Takin’ Care of Business
  5. Bryan Adams, Summer of 69
  6. Shania Twain, Man! I Feel Like a Woman
  7. Tom Cochrane, Life is a Highway
  8. Nickeback, Photograph
  9. Robbie Robertson, Somewhere Down the Crazy River
  10. Gordon Lightfoot, If You Could Read My Mind
  11. Joni Mitchell, Free Man in Paris
  12. Teenage Head, Let’s Shake
  13. Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah
  14. Kd lang, Constant Craving
  15. Ian and Sylvia, Four Song Winds
Indie Artists:
  1. Broken Social Scene, 7/4 (Shoreline)
  2. Cowboy Junkies, Misguided Angel
  3. City and Colour, The Girl
  4. Feist, 1234
  5. Metric, Breathing Underwater
  6. A Tribe Called Red, Electric Pow Wow Drum
  7. Dan Mangan
  8. Arcade Fire, Reflektor
  9. Karkwa, Marie tu pleures
  10. Japandroids, House That Heaven Built
And the rest…
  1. Tragically Hip, 50 Mission Cap
  2. Sam Roberts, We’re All in This Together
  3. Spirit of the West, Home for a Rest
  4. The Weeknd, Can’t Feel My Face
  5. Justin Bieber, Sorry
  6. Drake,
  7. Carly Rae Jepson, Call Me Maybe
  8. Drake, Hotline Bling
  9. Celine Dion, My Heart Will Go On
  10. Sarah McLachlan, Into the Fire

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Facebook created a censorship tool for the Chinese market

Facebook created a censorship tool for the Chinese market
Who cares about a trivial thing such as human rights when there's money to be made, right? Clearly not Facebook; the largest social network in the world has decided that it really needs access to the Chinese market, so it created a censorship tool to hide posts that the country's government doesn't want its citizens to see. However, Facebook won't actually do the censoring, it will just give the tool to Chinese authorities and let them do it.
For those of you who don't now exactly what we're talking about, the Chinese regime likes to hold a very tight grip on the information that gets to the regular citizens, so major services like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube or Instagram are being blocked in the country. Of course, China is a huge market and there are a lot of money to be made there, but most companies would rather keep their image from being associated with such things. Just so we're clear, as far as we know, Facebook hasn't yet given the censorship system to the Chinese government, but even the fact that such a tool was developed says a lot. Furthermore, according to inside sources, this is just one of the social network's plans to get accepted back into China.
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