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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    So...let me get this straight. Trump kills a $1 trillion dollar deal that was already signed and that would have forced China eventually to adopt new trade policies more favorable to us, while opening trade with Japan, Singapore, Brunei, etc. Then, he negotiates a $1 billion dollar deal with Japan, the details of which aren't yet known, and you are celebrating.

    I seem to recall a scene from one of the Austin Powers' movies: Why make a billion when you can make...a million? Again, just cannot make this sh*t up...
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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    As noted earlier, if TPP was so great, the Goebbels Media would have shredded Trump during the election.
    Why would FOX News and Brietbart shred Trump? That makes no sense.
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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    My... your ignorance runs deep.

    It is an iron-fisted Communist tyranny that has sent millions of Muslims to re-education camps.

    They harvest organs from prisoners.

    They have an authoritarian point system that demands compliance or else.

    You recall those tanks at Tiananmen Square pulverizing the flesh of the citizens?

    Have you seen the latest about Hong Kong?

    They may allow business to happen under their strict controls, but they are Communists. They lie, cheat and steal. They oppress their citizens. They’re Communists through and through.
    China is a capitalist marlet economy and it has been for 40 years. You cannot have a market economy and be communist. The fact that there is an authoritarian government with strict social laws doesn't mean that they are communist. Communism is an economic idea of group ownership and control of the means of production and it is irrelevant of the government either being authoritarian or civil libertarian on civil rights and freedoms.
    Is Saudia Arabia, Pakistan, and Iran also communist because of their strict conservative Islamic social laws, according to yoyur claims?
    Stop using words and ideas that you do not understand.

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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Obviously? No. The media reported it. From Forbes...



    But like the Iran deal, Trump's declaration that it was a "horrible deal" came with no explanation. There were two motivations:

    - One, his loyalist base loved it when Trump criticized anything Obama, therefore he killed it with gusto and to their applause. The same was true for Obama-era environmental protections and the Iran deal.

    - Two, if you recall, Trump had many expectations when it came to budding up to China after elected. He thought pulling out of the TPP deal and dealing directly with China with a different deal would create better revenue for America. Of course, this was before he launched into a trade war with Beijing.

    In the meantime, we walked away from a binding deal that would have sought to shove China to the edges in East Asia and across the Pacific. Ever hear of the People's Bank of China? It offers unconditional loans to countries across Asia and Africa that prefer not to play by the World Bank's rules. As of last year (2018) China became the world's largest development bank, which means that it is directly competing with the World Bank. Do you know what this means for geoeconomics and geopolitics? Let me put it to you this way: we created the World Bank and the IMF at Bretton Woods 1943. We created these in order to center the global economy around the dollar and the American flag. This is why we had so much influence in developing countries and why we promoted ourselves as product manufactures of the loans. They borrowed to purchase American goods. Do you think the People's Bank of China cares about the dollar or the American flag?

    THIS is China's threat, and Trump's walking away from TPP opened the door wider.
    Exactly. Once China dislodges the dollar as the international trade currency, our prosperity will go out the window. This is the largest threat to the American economy since WWII. Obama was working to stop that, but Trump killed the TPP *exclusively* because it was Obama's deal, regardless of the nefarious consequences for America. Trump by the way couldn't care less for America. All he cares about, is his cult of personality and his big ego. He seems to care about Ivanka too. He has a crush on her, his own daughter (eewww). Otherwise, he doesn't even care about other members of his family; definitely not his wife, not his son-in-law, and only marginally his sons. Trump also cares about the Trump Organization. That's about it. Period, full stop. America? Only in the sense that being its president enhances his cult of personality and his fortune.

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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Trump’s “magic wand” strikes again.

    Every little bit to help bring the Commi Chinese to their knees is good news.
    What about the billions and billions in unsold soybeans?
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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Trump’s “magic wand” strikes again.

    Every little bit to help bring the Commi Chinese to their knees is good news.
    Japan will probably take the corn and process it into some product they then sell to China at a bigly profit.
    Last edited by LouC; 08-25-19 at 06:47 PM.
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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Trump’s “magic wand” strikes again.

    Every little bit to help bring the Commi Chinese to their knees is good news.
    Do you honestly think that the leaders of China are not worth 10's of millions to billionaires? I am including their families
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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    This is the only interesting thing that happened at the G7:

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    Re: G-7 summit: Trump strikes 'billion-dollar' trade deal with Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    My... your ignorance runs deep.

    It is an iron fisted Communist tyranny that has sent millions of Muslims to re-education camps.

    They harvest organs from prisoners.

    They have an authoritarian point system that demands compliance or else.

    You recall those tanks at Tiananmen Square pulverizing the flesh of the citizens?

    Have you seen the latest about Hong Kong?

    They may allow business to happen under their strict controls, but they are Communists. They lie, cheat and steal. They oppress their citizens. They’re Communists through and through.
    I think you better check with some of your other compadres (who will go nameless here), who regularly insist that China is doing so well only because it is capitalist.

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