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    A timeline of Bill O'Reilly's downfall: another Fox News founding father exits

    Fox News’ number one host’s ousting resembles that of Roger Ailes – both were accused of sexually harassing women long before they were shown the door.

    In the summer of 2016, as sexual harassment allegations against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes were piling up, a former Fox News host filed a lawsuit claiming that she had been subjected to harassment not just from Ailes, but from Bill O’Reilly, the network’s number one host.

    And that wasn’t all. According to the former host, Andrea Tantaros, Fox Newsexecutives not only knew about the misconduct, they acted aggressively to stifle her complaints.

    Six months later and Tantaros’ accusations, which Fox News, Ailes and O’Reilly deny, have foreshadowed the contours of the O’Reilly Factor host’s downfall. 21st Century Fox has severed ties with its primetime star, its hand forced not only by the disclosure that three other women recently accused O’Reilly of sexual misconduct, but by the news that he and Fox News’ parent company had repeatedly settled complaints of harassment, to the tune of $13m.

    Two of those settlements occurred after the ousting of Ailes following a tidal wave of harassment claims against him by former colleagues going back decades – which seemed to give the lie to Fox News’ promises to clean up the corporate culture that apparently shielded Ailes for a large part of his career.

    O’Reilly’s downfall has in fact closely resembled that of his former boss, who left Fox News with a multimillion-dollar exit package last summer. Both men had been publicly accused of sexually harassing women at Fox News long before they were shown the door. And both men withstood those scandals until their accusers grew in number and volume and the accusations began to ensnare other Fox News executives.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2...-downfall-fox-news-timeline-sexual-harassment
     
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    Donald Trump calls Canada 'disgraceful' in row over protectionism

    'Canada, what they've done to our dairy farm workers, it's a disgrace,' says Mr Trump.

    @Concerto @milchap @ACMM

    President Donald Trump has called protectionist trade measures by the Canadian government "a disgrace."

    "Canada, what they've done to our dairy farm workers, it's a disgrace," Mr Trump said on Thursday in the Oval Office.

    The statement was part of larger comments on American trade deals that Mr Trump made while signing an executive order on steel imports.

    "We're not going to let Canada take advantage [of the U.S.]," Trump told the group of reporters, claiming Canadian policies had hurt US timber and lumber jobs as well.

    The claims echo sentiments Mr Trump expressed this week in Wisconsin, addressing employees of Snap-on Tools at a signing for the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive order.

    “In Canada, some very unfair things have happened to our dairy farmers and others, and we're going to strategy working on that,” Mr Trump said in prepared remarks. He called the current arrangement a “one-sided deal,” and vowed to “work on it immediately.”

    Canadian dairy producers recently decided to collectively lower their prices in order to compete with cheaper, American imports. About 70 dairy producers in both Wisconsin and New York are reportedly affected by the new policy.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...trade-protectionism-deals-steel-a7693826.html
     
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    TRUMP'S WALKING DISTANCE FROM MELANIA IS 'A SIGN OF DISRESPECT', SAY ETIQUETTE EXPERTS


    "It could also be a sign of self-absorption," they say.

    Much has been made of the relationship between President Donald Trump and his wife Melania.

    And the most recent display of their coupledom that has got people talking is the way the President and First Lady descended the stairs of a plane.

    Eagle-eyed Twitter users pointed out that when leaving Air Force One over the weekend, Donald walked down far in front of his wife, leaving her behind.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...etiquette-experts-body-language-a7692851.html
     
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    Donald Trump to meet with Turkey's President Erdogan in first official White House visit

    US president recently congratulated Turkish leader's controversial referendum win that gave him sweeping new powers.

    Donald Trump will host Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 16-17 at the White House, in the first meeting between the two leaders.

    Mr Trump was recently the only Western leader to congratulate Mr Erdogan on his victory in the country's referendum that broadened his powers.

    The only other leaders who made official calls to Mr Erdogan were those of Qatar, Djibouti, Guinea and the Palestinian militant movement Hamas.

    The New York Times reported that Mr Erdogan's slim margin of victory would “cement his autocratic rule over the country.”

    An independent monitor of the referendum vote, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), said in a report that “fundamental freedoms essential to a genuinely democratic process were curtailed”.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-house-visit-official-date-time-a7693481.html
     
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    Donald Trump's decision to congratulate Erdogan on Turkish referendum win could point to something disturbing

    He was the only business leader to call up the Turkish President, amid criticism of the conduct of the vote.

    Donald Trump’s congratulatory call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the country’s referendum points to a larger problem with Mr Trump’s business ties around the world.

    Mr Erdogan’s victory was seen as a power grab by many that would “cement his autocratic rule over the country,” as the New York Times reported.

    And with the government only securing a tiny margin of victory, Mr Erdogan most likely would not have won if the referendum had met recognised standards of fairness.

    The call may not just about Mr Trump’s preference for brash leaders like himself, but could point to a deeper problem of conflicts of interest with international Trump real estate business.

    “Are the president’s comments toward Erdogan related to his support for a Trump property? We can’t know, but it’s a question we unfortunately are forced to ask,” Jordan Libowitz, a spokesman for Washington, DC-based Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, told the Huffington Post.

    Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, tweeted a thank you note in 2012 to Mr Erdogan for coming to the opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul.

    Mr Erdogan’s new authoritarian capabilities are of particular concern to the US because Turkey is an ally in Nato.

    Mr Trump admitted that he “said [Nato] was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete” after speaking with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in April 2017.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...ulations-problems-business-ties-a7692066.html
     
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    Donald Trump accused of 'shocking ignorance' after suggesting Korea used to be part of China

    'Ridiculous' claim is 'nothing but a grave challenge to the identity of the Korean people' according to Korean Joonang Daily.

    Donald Trump has been accused of “shocking ignorance” after stating that Korea used to be part of China after he met Chinese President Xi Jingping earlier this month.

    Speaking in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Mr Trump said that Mr Xi “Went into the history of China and Korea … and you know, you’re talking about thousands of years … and many wars. And Korea actually used to be a part of China.”

    Commentators believe Mr Trump might have heard Mr Xi’s potted history of the countries from a Chinese perspective as there is a growing school of nationalist thought in China that ancient Korean kingdoms were part of the Chinese empire.

    Mr Trump revealed the Chinese leader had explained the situation on the Korean Peninsular – divided into communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea following the Second World War - which led him to conclude, “After ten minutes, I realised it’s not so easy.”


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...istory-xi-jingping-us-president-a7692216.html
     
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    Sean Spicer is unable to name a single legislative success from Donald Trump's first 100 days

    'We've got a little ways til we hit the 100 day mark,' spokesman says.

    Sean Spicer has failed to name any key legislative wins for the Trump administration when asked, as Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office.

    George Condon of the National Journal asked Mr Spicer, "setting aside executive orders", if he could name a "single piece of legislation that [he was] proudest" to get through Congress.

    "We've got a little ways til we hit the 100 day mark," said Mr Spicer. The milestone will be met on 29 April but Mr Spicer could not name one legislative accomplishment when asked in his daily briefing.

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    I think that Trump and the rest of the climate science deniers should be proud of themselves...

    As of this morning NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) conference call, the cod season will close early, as well as haddock. Apparently the fish are not there, mainly because the Gulf of Maine is 2C above normal. The fish just disappeared.

    The Maine lobster season may not open at all this year as the stocks are decimated, and there are no signs at recovery.

    Large fish, such as swordfish and tuna will most likely have their quotas curtailed, and the season reduced, if they are even opened at all. (there is a survey underway to estimate the stock remaining)

    So, thank you Trump...a fishery that has existed since the 17th Century is about to be wiped out in less than 50 years. Way to go. :mad: :(
     
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    The Whole world use to be a part of China.

    In my America house:eek: almost everything is from China,

    including my wife..:cool:
     
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    So, thank you Trump...a fishery that has existed since the 17th Century is about to be wiped out in less than 50 years. Way to go. :mad: :(


    Alaska seems to not have as many Halibut, and I seem to be catching more chickens,

    I been blaming this on Obama for almost 8 years,,,:)
     
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    Your SOBs are worse than the other side's SOBs and more corrupt!

    IVANKA TRUMP REPORTEDLY WON CHINA TRADEMARKS DAY SHE DINED WITH CHINA'S PRESIDENT

    After sitting next to him at dinner at Mar-a-Lago. And this graph shows how much that Kellyanne Conway callout has boosted Ivanka Trump's sales. [HuffPost]
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    The ONLY thing from the Clinton era ( & Mini Me Obama era) worth keeping for Future use.

    Haha regurgitating the fake news media? Proudly wrote the script.

    https://is.gd/He0BCi

    P.S.- New album is A1 prime. Nice to see the boys back in town.
     
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    Now that you've had a few months to digest.

    Realize. ( sing along with us.... ow how ow how ha how ow )

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    And, once again, Trump mouths off on a topic he knows nothing about. :rolleyes: He might try doing his homework first... Canada is the one with a trade deficit when it comes to the NAFTA dairy issue.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repo...ge-for-us-dairy-trudeau-says/article34758908/

    Canada is not the problem for U.S. dairy producers and will stick with its system of protectionist dairy quotas, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

    Trudeau spoke Thursday in Toronto during an interview with Bloomberg. It was his first public response to President Donald Trump’s Wisconsin pledge to press Canada for changes to its dairy system as part of North American Free Trade Agreement talks.

    The U.S. has a $400-million dairy surplus with Canada so it’s not Canada that’s the challenge here,” Trudeau said Thursday, adding many other countries subsidizes agriculture. “Let’s not pretend we’re in a global free market when it comes to agriculture.”

    In 2016, Canada imported $557-million in dairy products from the U.S, while just $113-million in milk products crossed the border in the opposite direction, equal to a deficit of about $445-million, Canadian government data show.

    Trudeau’s comments come two days after Trump promised U.S. dairy farmers he would intervene to restore exports of American milk to Canada. The spat was spurred by a new Canadian milk policy that U.S. producers say violates Nafta and comes at a sensitive time for U.S.-Canada trade relations. Trump, who was elected with the help of strong rural support, has pledged to renegotiate Nafta to help U.S. industry.
     
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    Thanks for your timely response @Concerto, it's good to receive such insights firsthand. I guess it's relatively easy to "target" Canada by Trump as it's almost guaranteed that his soundbites are aired widely especially in the US on their news channels which usually are watched by certain audiences which get to see/reported exactly what they want to hear/see without ever touching remotely on the real themes at hand which they actually should be informed in the first place, but this could lead at least for Trump and his audiences to some inconvenient truths.

    Cheers & Safe Travels. :)
     
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    Apparently not just thought in China.

    Parts of Korea have been part of China off and on over the centuries, at least according to: [​IMG]
     
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    Another muslim bashing fake news ...

     
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    Does Trump realize that a lot of the softwood that he wants to tariff actually is logged from woods in Northern Maine, New Hampshire, and Minnesota? So, in essence, he is taxing our own goods that are logged in the US, only sent to Canada for processing (since a majority of softwood processors are no longer operating here), and then returned back to us.

    What is he going to do next? Tax electricity coming in from Quebec Hydro? (even though we do not have the generating capability to close that gap)
     
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    An increase in the price of anything only will benefit the investor who is hoarding or has an option on that material...

    Donald would be out playing golf anyhow,he is actually taking a pay cut to be President, and lowering his living standard.

    We have retired President drawing a pension and collecting $400,000 for a speech, and it is not just one retired President,,,milking the taxpayers..
     
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    The consumer will pay the final price increase which is a form of tax to benefit the rich lumber companies!
     
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    Nobody reads your self indulgent , intellectually incestuous drivel.

    Least nobody reads it without bursting out laughing.

    Feeling Great Yet?

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    Because you are busy reading the right-wing corporate drivel :eek:

    CORPORATIONS WIN MOST IN TRUMP'S TAX PLAN

    Donald Trump’s proposal includes a cut in the income tax rate on public corporations to 15 percent from 35 percent. There are not currently plans in place to offset the lost revenue, so it could add billions to the federal deficit. [Reuters]
     

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