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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    technicality is one thing; intent is another .............
    Think of it like a parent withholding allowance from a child who spits in their face. The intent is to show the brat that they have a choice -- they can either act a little bit respectful -- or they can do without money to go to the movies that week.

    It's really that simple.

    If it's our money, why shouldn't we attach a few strings?

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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Indeed, and so is "bribe", and I suggest you crack a dictionary.
    yes, I understand Father Trump is threatening to 'discontinue' the US bribery scheme if folks don't do as we demand when Father Trump starts kicking & screaming ..............

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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    yes, I understand Father Trump is threatening to 'discontinue' the US bribery scheme if folks don't do as we demand when Father Trump starts kicking & screaming ..............
    LOL. So your problem, as you describe it, is that Trump is threatening to end a "bribery scheme"?
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Those who we helped then turn against us should have economic sanctions levied.

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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Trump is seemingly unable to grasp the concept that not everyone that we provide aide to is indebted to us. It's an entirely symbolic vote at the UN (as most votes at the UN are.) There's absolutely no need to further ruin international relations over a literal do nothing vote.
    What possibly makes you think those we provide aid to don't owe us?

    "With friends like that who needs enemies?"

    We should have evicted the UN from NYC 20 years ago.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Indeed, and so is "bribe", and I suggest you crack a dictionary.
    Semantic nonsense.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    I have no problem taking a harder look at aid we dish out. But usually we arenít giving aid out of the goodness of our hearts. We are buying access and stability, that arguably helps us in the long run. So there is already quid pro quo going on with our aid. If we think we can get more out of it then fine. But if we push too far it could hurt our own interests. But we donít know what that line is, yet.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    so, I knew Trump & Rosie grew up in the same trailer park; they are both into bribery ................. it's a small world ...........
    I mean... the "aid" was bribery in the first place... might as well get something for it... or have no bribery

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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    Only Rosie committed a felony with her bribes.

    Trump is only threatening to take away taxpayer-funded goodies for nations that refuse to back us up.
    So all aid must end with strict compliance with the wishes of the US?
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    This could be a real wake-up call for nations who take our money and then vote against us.

    It's kind of a lesson in "don't bite the hand that feeds you."

    What do others think? Is it about time we held other nations accountable? Do we owe them anything if they turn on us?

    This could be very interesting.



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    Anywhere else it would be called "extortion".

    At least we are seeing the real side of the Trump clan, bullies and thugs.

    I always said American "generosity" came at a cost,and had nothing to do with "human rights"....now the mafia-like tactic is out in the open.
    Closing on 70 years and the price of pot dropping 40 to 50% in BC, 'Donald Trump and the Americans' become a great reason to stay stoned 24/7. Life IS good.

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