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bito On January - 17 - 2013

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And yet with globalization, we seem to have developed a strange apprehension about the efficacy of our ability to apply the innovation and hard work necessary to successfully compete in a complex security and economic environment. Further, we have misunderstood interdependence as a weakness rather than recognizing it as a strength. The key to sustaining our competitive edge, at home or on the world stage, is credibility — and credibility is a difficult capital to foster. It cannot be won through intimidation and threat, it cannot be sustained through protectionism or exclusion. Credibility requires engagement, strength, and reliability — imaginatively applied through the national tools of development, diplomacy, and defense.

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Written by bito

Was once a handsome frog until kissed by an ugly corporate princess.----- Like a well honed knife, the internet can be a wonderful and useful tool. It can be used to prepare and serve a delicious meal or it can be used to cause harm. peace

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  1. AdLib says:

    I have mixed feelings about Kamala Harris as a presidential nominee but there’s no question about her skills as a prosecutor, she was the most effective Dem taking on Kavanaugh today and totally owned him in this must-see video:


  2. Kalima says:

    PM points to Putin as Russian pair accused of novichok poisonings
    Britain to lay out case against Moscow at UN with May saying suspects were GRU officers

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/05/uk-builds-pressure-on-russia-after-naming-spies-as-novichok-attackers

    • AdLib says:

      Yep, she seems pretty convinced, they have video of the Russian agents and say they found traces of Novichok in the hotel room they stayed in.

      So, Trump should come out with a statement tomorrow calling it “fake news” and “a witch hunt” tomorrow while inviting Putin to spend the winter as his guest at the WH.

      • Kalima says:

        Yep. The same GRU causing chaos around the world by stealing elections with chosen puppets for the mob boss, putini. Of course he will never send them over.

        I’m waiting for the time he tweets that something he wrote or said is “fake news”. They would be the most honest words of his miserable lifetime.

  3. AdLib says:

    BREAKING: NY Times publishes expose on Trump’s instability by an anonymous Trump staffer.

    A senior administration official sounded an alarm Wednesday about President Donald Trump’s “amorality” and “impetuous” leadership style in an unsigned opinion piece published in The New York Times.

    The writer, claiming to be part of the “resistance” to Trump but not from the left, says, “Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”

    The newspaper described the author of the anonymous column as “a senior official in the Trump administration.”

    https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/anonymous-official-cites-trump-amorality-in-ny-times-op-ed/

  4. Kalima says:

    Refute it all you want donna, but facts are facts and truth is truth.

    Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-woodwards-new-book-reveals-a-nervous-breakdown-of-trumps-presidency/2018/09/04/b27a389e-ac60-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html

    • AdLib says:

      And now the NY Times editorial saying Trump’s staffers discussed using the 25th Amendment and are trying to bock him constantly from insane decisions!

      • Kalima says:

        Oh Lordy, there are tapes. Woodward recorded many of the interviews and has thousands of documents. Suck on that trump.

        • AdLib says:

          Tapes and diaries and documents, oh my!

          And some may have already forgotten that his campaign manager and lawyer were found and pleaded guilty to crimes, including a confession that Trump ordered crimes to be committed!

          What we need now is an indictment from Mueller of Don Jr., Jared and Ivanka or others very close to Trump. His head should blow up!

  5. Fergie1 says:

    Dear Kalima,
    Thinking of you during this very scary time with Typhoon Jebi. I send every wish that somehow it may weaken. There will never be any platitudes from me, but I do send my love and my thoughts for your safety as well as for those in the line of danger.

    • Kalima says:

      Dear Fergie,

      Thank you so much for your kind words of concern, we are all ok and only a few planters on our second floor balcony toppled over. The intense howling of the wind kept us awake for hours as our two remaining kitties slept right through it. Osaka was badly hit, and now it’s on its way north. We could be having another one this weekend.

      Again, thanks so much for thinking of us. Take care.

  6. pinkpantheroz says:

    At last! was able to log in.

    Kalima, please take all precautions, even though I know that no puny little typhoon is going to upset you.
    Just stay safe and let us know when the worst is over.

    Ganbatte kudasai

  7. AdLib says:

    Fellow Planeteers, please send your best thoughts to Kalima as this huge typhoon makes landfall her way:

    Typhoon Jebi, most powerful to hit Japan in 25 years, makes landfall, threatening heavy rains and violent winds

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/04/national/strong-typhoon-poised-make-landfall-shikoku-kii-peninsula-afternoon/#.W44Qx7hG02w

    • Kalima says:

      Can’t get rid of me that easily. I’m like a fart under the blanket. I linger.

      Thanks for you kind words. As always, much appreciated.

    • kesmarn says:

      AdLib and all Fellow Planeteers, by now you’ve probably seen the unbelievable video of this typhoon — the worst in 25 years in Japan, they’re saying.

      Thinking of you and praying for you, Kalima, and for everyone in the path of Typhoon Jebi-- which is most definitely NOT “low energy.”

      Stay safe!

    • Fergie1 says:

      Indeed Ad. Both PPO and I send our thoughts and hopes to Kalima that she stays safe during this violent typhoon. It’s going to be terribly scary. I hope that Kalima can somehow let us know that she is safe.

      PPO tried to send a message, but he has been locked out of POV for some reason. Thank you.

  8. Kalima says:

    Whaaaat? The only thing that is fudged, is your fat, obnoxious arse parking in the Oval Office, you pathetic little man.

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    What’s going on at
    @CNN
    is happening, to different degrees, at other networks -- with
    @NBCNews
    being the worst. The good news is that Andy Lack(y) is about to be fired(?) for incompetence, and much worse. When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly!8:02 pm · 30 Aug 2018
    16.6K
    Retweets
    61.5K
    Likes

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1035120511259500544?via=newsletter&source=CSPMedition

  9. Kalima says:

    Such a bigoted and hateful sob. Get him out of the WH before more people die.

    Trump administration to end U.S. funding to U.N. program for Palestinian refugees

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-to-end-us-funding-to-un-program-for-palestinian-refugees/2018/08/30/009d9bc6-ac64-11e8-b1da-ff7faa680710_story.html

  10. Kalima says:

    He doesn’t have many marbles left before his public meltdown.

    FBI pushes back on unfounded Trump claim that China hacked Hillary Clinton’s email

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-without-citing-evidence-says-china-hacked-hillary-clintons-emails/2018/08/29/cdbd6c60-ab71-11e8-8a0c-70b618c98d3c_story.html

  11. Fuzzy Dunlop says:

    M A G A

    My Attorney’s Got Audio!

    or

    Mueller Ain’t Going Away!

  12. Kalima says:

    If Churches become involved in politics, shouldn’t they be taxed?

    He also said that if the Dems win the House back, there will be violence from AntiFa. Huh?? WTF??

    People around the world will be dancing in the streets you batty, old fart.

    He’s very dangerous in his bizarre world of insanity.

    If G.O.P. Loses Hold on Congress, Trump Warns, Democrats Will Enact Change ‘Quickly and Violently’

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/28/us/politics/trump-evangelical-pastors-election.html

    • AdLib says:

      And his lies are so stupid…only evangelical Christians would believe them.

      How can Dems change anything at all when Trump is still in the WH and can veto anything?

      Anyone dumb enough to support Trump has already disconnected the logic centers of their brains.

    • AdLib says:

      Absolutely, churches use all the services and facilities that everyone else pays taxes to support, if they’re not going to respect a wall between church and state, there shouldn’t be one when it comes to taxes.

  13. Kalima says:

    That’s what you call a “fool’s errand”. No bigger fool for trump than Devil Nunes. Hahaha!

    Do they really believe that the Brits are as stupid as they are?

    Devin Nunes’s Curious Trip to London
    The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee flew to London to gather intel on Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer who compiled the dossier alleging Trump-campaign ties with Russia. But MI5, MI6, and GCHQ didn’t seem interested.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/devin-nuness-curious-trip-to-london/568699/

    • AdLib says:

      Maybe it’s just that Nunes is too stupid to realize that the rest of the world sees him as Trump’s poodle.

      Which is an insult to poodles which are much smarter than Nunes.

  14. Kalima says:

    Oh Lordy. Just when you thought he couldn’t get any crazier, here he is. Grossly pathetic. That arms folded pose looks like a 5 year old who doesn’t want to eat his vegetables. He’s like a kid losing at a boardgame so he upends it. Google is for everyone trump, and your unfavourable polls and info, is all your own. Facts are facts, dumbo, and being in the WH wishing them away, doesn’t change them.

    Seems to me that the RWingers don’t know how to crank up the Google machine. Hardly surprising as they don’t know much about anything else either.

    Resign and make the world sane again.

    Google gives Trump a look at reality. Trump doesn’t like it.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2018/08/28/google-gives-trump-a-look-at-reality-trump-doesnt-like-it/


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