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There is more twitter drama in the world of President-Elect Trump today. As has been extensively reported, the President-Elect proudly announced the other day that he had saved 1,100 jobs at the Carrier Air Conditioning Plant in Indianapolis from being moved to Mexico.  Excited applause all around (although he had originally said he would save over twice that number) the number of jobs saved is no sniffing matter...  Well... the head of the steelworkers union who represents most of the workers at the plant said that Trump saved only 800 jobs from being moved to Mexico, that he had deceptively included 300 engineering and administrative jobs that had never been slated for the move to come up with the 1,100 number.  He rather angrily denounced the President-Elect for raising the hopes of workers who are going to lose their jobs regardless.  Trump then unleashed a twitter storm on the union leader drawing even more attention on this.  Waiting for him to start acting like a head-of-state and not a petulant teenager on social media. [rolleyes]

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/07/news/companies/trump-carrier-plant-mexico-union/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/08/news/companies/trump-carrier-union-boss/index.html

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich rather forcefully asks Trump to stop reacting the way he has been on twitter and behave like a president.  To quote him "You are looking and acting as if you are mean and petty, thin-skinned and vindictive. Stop this. This is not a fireside chat."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/07/politics/robert-reich-donald-trump-union-boss-tweet-anderson-cooper-cnntv/index.html

The rather pointless Michigan recount has been halted by a judge.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/politics/michigan-election-recount/index.html

The outgoing Senate minority leader calls the emerging Trump cabinet "Scary", but appears to be somewhat supportive of the more protectionist trade stance of the incoming President, and said he was not as bad as he feared.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/politics/harry-reid-axe-files/index.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4013822/Harry-Reid-gives-tearful-farewell-Senate-reflects-hardscrabble-roots-admits-Trump-not-bad-thought-be.html

Republican plans for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is a ticking timebomb.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/politics/obamacare-battle-2017/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/07/news/economy/obamacare-uninsured-trump/index.html

General Petraeus' former mistress has expressed her surprise that he is being considered for Secretary of State.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/politics/broadwell-interview-david-petraeus/index.html

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Some cabinet positions are being filled.  President-Elect Trump is relying heavily on leaders of big business to fill top positions.

The CEO of Hardees and Carl's Jr., Andrew Puzder has been named Labor Secretary.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/08/news/economy/andrew-puzder-trump-labor-secretary/index.html

Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment has been named to head the Small Business Administration

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/07/politics/linda-mcmahon-picked-to-be-small-business-administrator/index.html

Leading climate change denier Scott Pruitt has been named to head the Environment Protection Agency (an appointment that has ruffled a lot of feathers it seems, Senate Democrats have vowed to fight this appointment).

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/07/politics/trump-picks-scott-pruitt-to-head-epa/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/politics/senate-democrats-trump-epa-scott-pruitt/index.html

General Michael Flynn's appointment as National Security Advisor is coming under attack as attention has been drawn to his spreading of false news stories, anti-Semitic threats, and Islamophobia via social media.  Retired General McCaffrey, who had initially supported Flynn's appointment, has now changed his mind after reading General Flynn's tweets and has refered to the tweets as "Demented". One of the stories he seems to have promoted and which his son was involved in spreading was the false "Pizzagate" story which alleged that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton were running a child sex abuse ring out of the basement of a particular upmarket Pizza Parlor in Washington DC whose owners were known Democratic Party donors.  Alarmingly a man showed up at the Pizza place last week to "investigate" and fired a gun sending Washingtonians scrambling.  He was arrested, but the incident resulted in General Flynn's son loosing his role in the transition office.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/07/politics/michael-flynn-national-security-adviser-trump-criticism/index.html

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/barry-mccaffrey-michael-flynn-demented-tweets

http://fortune.com/2016/12/07/donal-trump-michael-flynn-national-security-advisor/

http://forward.com/news/356158/does-michael-flynn-have-an-anti-semitism-problem-on-twitter/

http://nypost.com/2016/12/06/michael-flynns-conspiracy-loving-son-kicked-off-trumps-transition-team/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/08/pizzagate-gunman-says-regrets-how-handled-situation.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/pizzagate-from-rumor-to-hashtag-to-gunfire-in-dc/2016/12/06/4c7def50-bbd4-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html?utm_term=.11a5783530bf

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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http://www.iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=31048:an-administration-of-die-hard-iran-hawks&catid=4:iran-general&Itemid=109

"Iran Hawks" sounds good to me, let there be a worldwide counterrevolution with it.
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Giuliani will not be serving on the Trump cabinet after all.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/09/politics/rudy-giuliani-removes-himself-from-consideration-for-trump-cabinet-post/index.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4018872/Rudy-Giuliani-NOT-serve-Trump-s-White-House-amid-claims-president-elect-told-fired.html

President Obama is ordering a probe into Russian hacking the U.S. elections, which President-Elect Trump is refusing to believe.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/09/politics/obama-orders-review-into-russian-hacking-of-2016-election/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/09/technology/trump-russia-hackers-cia/index.html

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"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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The outgoing Senate minority leader calls the emerging Trump cabinet "Scary", but appears to be somewhat supportive of the more protectionist trade stance of the incoming President, and said he was not as bad as he feared.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/politics/harry-reid-axe-files/index.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4013822/Harry-Reid-gives-tearful-farewell-Senate-reflects-hardscrabble-roots-admits-Trump-not-bad-thought-be.html


To be fair, Harry Reid is an absolute disgrace. He could give Trump a run for his money as a deceitful demagogue and buffoon. If he finds the cabinet scary, it might just have something going for it.
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Pat Buchanan still sees things to hope for in Trump's election:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/the-post-liberal-era/

There opportunities and pitfalls regarding Trump's China/Taiwan policy:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/china-taiwan-and-trumps-nixonian-opportunity/
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-taiwan-blunder-vs-the-opening-to-cuba/
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/is-trump-calling-out-xi-jinping/

Personally, I consider China a much greater threat than Russia and even more so than Iran. However, Trump still needs to tread carefully.
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Well none of those three countries have what I would consider to be acceptable, law-abiding legitimate governments since they are not monarchies or governed by sane political principles. We as counterrevolutionaries wish to change that and everything else.
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Another week, another controversy in the emerging Trump administration.  Senators, including Republicans are up in arms over the probable nomination of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.  Mr. Tillerson, CEO of Exxon/Mobile, is reported to be very close to Vladimir Putin, and has been awarded high state orders of the Russian Federation.  The prospect of  Tillerson's appointment is making many American allies in Eastern Europe particularly nervous.  Key Senators such as John McCain have made it clear that they are disturbed by Mr. Tillerson's Russia ties. 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/12/politics/donald-trump-rex-tillerson-secretary-of-state/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/11/investing/rex-tillerson-exxon-russia-putin/index.html

 The CIA's charge that Russia has meddled in the last Presidential elections is being discounted by Trump, much to the irritation of many Republican and Democratic lawmakers who are demanding an investigation. Trump has been facing off with the CIA over the issue, and has refused the daily intelligence briefings that have been customary for past Presidents, saying that he's smart enough to not need more than a weekly briefing.  Some are interpreting this as a sign of his pique at the Intelligence community and their positions on Russia.  Senate Majority leader McConnell has made it clear that the Republican Majority will back an investigation of Russian meddling in the last election, breaking with President-Elect Trump on this issue.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/12/politics/russia-hacking-election-senators-donald-trump-angus-king/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/12/cia-report-russia-interference-in-2016-race-divides-republicans.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/trump-s-credibility-problem-russia-n694811

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/12/10/robert-baer-new-election-russia-hacking-nr.cnn

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/us/politics/donald-trump-transition.html?_r=0

President-Elect Trump continues to provoke China and undermine the long standing "One China" policy

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-china-idUSKBN1400TY

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/china/serious-concern-beijing-trump-s-threat-end-one-china-policy-n694771

President-Elect Trump has given environmentalists a minor stroke by saying "Nobody really knows if climate change is real".

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/11/politics/donald-trump-climate-change-interview/index.html

He is making others nervous by asserting that he has the right to make business deals even after taking office.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/11/news/companies/donald-trump-business-conflicts/index.html

Apparently Governor Chris Christie had been offered several senior cabinet positions, such as Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, as well as Ambassador to Italy, but not Attorney General, the post he really wanted.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/11/politics/chris-christie-turned-down-donald-trump/index.html



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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Meanwhile, a new grotesque comparison is made, insulting not only Trump but also Orban, Farage, Le Pen and Kaczynski by making them look like "Nazis":

http://www.dzienniknarodowy.pl/4212/haniebny-obrazek-w-der-spiegel-potomkowie-hitlerow/
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I'll just leave this right here.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4029106/Kanye-West-Trump-Tower-Rapper-entourage-arrives-lobby-meeting-president-elect.html

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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The once very cordial relationship between the White House and President-Elect Trump's team is souring rapidly over the Russian hacking allegations as evidence mounts that Vladimir Putin was indeed trying to manipulate the elections.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/politics/white-house-trump-russia-earnest/index.html

The Republican Party is also seeing internal stress over the issue of Russia and Trump's attitude towards Putin and the hacking scandal.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/politics/republican-party-tension/index.html

President-Elect Trump has appointed David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.  Mr. Friedman is a lawyer who is also a very passionate pro-Israel activist.  It appears that Mr. Trump will move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  This will likely antagonize the Arab world and up-end yet another long standing firm U.S. foriegn policy point.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/15/politics/trump-picks-campaign-adviser-friedman-as-us-ambassador-to-israel/index.html

If all this wasn't enough, Mr. Trump has found time to continue a long standing war of words with Vanity Fair and it's publisher Graydon Carter via Twitter. Not very presidential behavior, but at least this is one genuinely amusing episode of the transition to the Trump era.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/15/media/trump-vanity-fair-tweet/index.html

http://nypost.com/2016/12/15/inside-the-long-running-feud-between-donald-trump-and-graydon-carter/

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/is-trump-grill-really-the-worst-restaurant-in-america/

http://www.chron.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Donald-Trump-Declares-Vanity-Fair-Is-Dead-10798295.php

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Russia tensions amping up as FBI agrees with President Obama and the CIA that Russia hacked the democrats to help Trump win.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/politics/john-brennan-cia-donald-trump-russian-hacking/index.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4042224/Obama-defends-response-Russian-hacking-handled-way-handled.html

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-says-reagan-would-roll-over-in-his-grave-over-gop-fondness-for-putin-205404162.html

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/politics/russia-hacking-activity-continues/index.html

The Baltics and other former Soviet states and ex-Soviet client states are saying "I told you so"

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/politics/russia-hacking-allegations-mikheil-saakashvili/index.html

Tensions in the increasingly ruined relations between the U.S. and China after Trump's repudiation of the long standing One China Policy are becoming more and more evident.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-38347221

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38319253

Questions are being raised about Trump paying himself and his family during his campaign

http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/16/news/companies/donald-trump-campaign-fec/index.html

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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House Republicans decided it would be a good idea to completely gut the independent ethics board that monitors their behavior, and included a set of rule changes in their rules bill for the session of the new Congress that started today.  However, the Democrats quickly expressed their outrage, and even the Republican House leadership expressed reservations.  Finally President-Elect Trump tweeted his own outrage over the bill and it quickly died.  

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/02/politics/office-of-congressional-ethics-oversight-of-ethics-committee-amendment/index.html

After President George W. Bush and Laura Bush announced that they will attend the Trump Innauguration, President and Mrs. Clinton did the same.  It was widely speculated that neither the Bushes nor the Clintons would attend after the intense campaign season in which both families were savaged by Trump.  President and Mrs. Carter have already confirmed their attendance, and President George H.W. and Barbara Bush had said they would not attend due to the President's age and ill health.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/03/politics/george-w-bush-laura-bush-to-attend-trump-inauguration/index.html

The Republicans have begun the process of repealing Obamacare, and President-Elect Trump promises to "repeal a lot" of President Obama's executive orders on day one.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/03/politics/senate-obamacare-resolution/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/01/politics/trump-obama-day-one/index.html

...But Obamacare repeal could be a great deal more complicated and perhaps close to impossible at this point without serious problems for the GOP.  It is also 

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-repealing-obamacare-20161110-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/end-obamacare-and-people-could-die-thats-okay/2015/01/23/f436df30-a1c4-11e4-903f-9f2faf7cd9fe_story.html?utm_term=.231e023e6130

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/conway-pence-start-repeal-obamacare-131156045.html

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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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President-Elect Trump's relationship with the U.S. Intelligence community look like it continues to deteriorate.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/03/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-briefing-russian-hack-delay/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/04/politics/george-little-trump-tweet-assange/index.html

President Obama urges Democrats not to "rescue" the Republicans as they move to repeal and replace Obamacare with Trumpcare.  Republicans are realizing that this is going to be risky, especially since there is little indication that anyone is working on the "replace" portion of their pledge.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/04/politics/obama-capitol-hill-obamacare/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/04/politics/republicans-jittery-obamacare-repeal/index.html

Trump has picked leading Wall Street attorney Jay Clayton to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The SEC is the major regulator of the Investment industry in the United States.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/04/investing/jay-clayton-sec-trump/index.html?adkey=bn

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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President-Elect Trump is going to war against all the U.S. Intelligence services.  It is alarming people in his own party that he is standing with Vladimir Putin and Wikileaks' Julian Assange (an accused rapist that he previously said deserved the death penalty).

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/04/politics/donald-trump-cia-intelligence-russia-assange/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/russian-hacking-hearing-senate-republicans/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/05/politics/kaine-trump-putin-defense-lawyer/index.html

The war over Obamacare begins to heat up with the President-Elect calling the Senate Majority Leader, and the senior senator from New York, the "head clown"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-calls-for-bipartisan-unity-on-health-care-after-calling-schumer-head-clown-143034008.html

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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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