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  1. I know that most of the people who supported Trump in this group are completely and absolutely sure that he lost the popular vote by millions and this time he lost the electoral college as well. Trolling's all fun and games but if you really still think that there's going to be a trump presidency between the years of 2017 and 2024 you really need to seek some mental health treatment.
  2. Yes if you don't know what you're doing but I've been using torrent sites since the mid-90s and have never gotten a virus on my computer. Now to be fair, there are some torrent sites that are only out there to spread viruses and practically nobody uses that. But if it was as bad as everybody who fears viruses claims it to be, they wouldn't exist because people would stop using them because they keep getting viruses
  3. In 2017 the president of the United States shocked Washington’s Western allies during his first European trip, scolding them for failing to pay their “fair share” on defense, physically shoving aside one prime minister, and white-knuckling another leader in a public handshake. After four tumultuous years for the transatlantic relationship under Donald Trump, his Democratic successor Joe Biden's words of friendship and promise that "America is back" as he meets Western allies this week and next are a welcome relief. But they're not enough, diplomats and foreign policy experts say. Biden faces lingering doubts about America's reliability as a partner. Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies, NATO and the European Union are worried about the pendulum of U.S. politics swinging yet again, and are looking for concrete action, not words after the shock of the Trump years. "Is this a an interregnum between Trump 1.0 and Trump 2.0? Nobody knows," said David O'Sullivan, a former European Union ambassador to Washington. "I think most people are of the view that we should seize the opportunity with this administration to strengthen the relationship and hope that this can survive beyond the midterms and 2024." European leaders have been upbeat publicly, hailing the survival of multilateralism - but their doubts go beyond the scarring of the Trump years. The Biden administration's foreign policy has been sending mixed signals, marked by some missteps and uncertainty over key policy areas such as China, thanks to lengthy reviews, former U.S. officials and diplomatic sources said. "America's partners are still reeling from what happened under Trump," said Harry Broadman, a former senior U.S. official and managing director at Berkeley Research Group. "But some of Biden's messaging has also been disjointed." FOREIGN POLICY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS Just a handful of concrete international policies have emerged almost five months since taking office, while Biden's decisions to push for 'Buy America' provisions, back a waiver of intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization with little consultation with other members, and set an aggressive schedule for withdrawal from Afghanistan have unnerved allies. Biden said all U.S. troops would be leaving Afghanistan by Sept. 11, a key date marking the start of America's longest war two decades ago. U.S. officials have said they will complete the withdrawal before then. The timeline sent allies scrambling to keep up, several Western diplomats said, adding that they saw the move as designed for domestic consumption. Both Biden and his top diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, have repeatedly said U.S. foreign policy first and foremost should benefit America's middle class. For many European governments, that sounds like a euphemism for Trump's isolationist "America First" motto. "America first will remain, no doubt," one Western diplomatic source said. A senior European diplomat said the most important factor was again having someone to work with in Washington: "After the past four years, that really matters." A LESS DEMOCRATIC AMERICA? A major underlying concern for many foreign allies is a fundamental one, many experts say - their faith in American democracy is shaken. Trump for months peddled false claims that he won the Nov. 3 election and on Jan. 6 encouraged his supporters to march to the U.S. Capitol while lawmakers were certifying Biden’s victory. The riot, which led to the evacuation of the building and five deaths, stunned world leaders. Jamie Shea, a former senior NATO official now at the Friends of Europe think tank in Brussels, told Reuters he was concerned that the next U.S. president could be another Trump-style leader. "So I believe that we have four years," he said, "we have a limited period of time with this pro-European administration, to cement a solid transatlantic economic and security partnership." Biden's Democratic Party operates on a razor-thin majority in the U.S. Congress, making it difficult to pass legislation and reset international goals. The Republican party has coalesced around opposing his agenda. In a landmark agreement, G7 finance ministers agreed U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's plan to pursue a global minimum tax rate of at least 15% and to allow countries to tax around 100 large, high-profit companies. Top Senate Republicans immediately rejected the deal. "It shows the difficulty of getting anything accomplished in such a divided Congress," said one diplomatic source. While people in 12 European and Asian nations still see the U.S. as a ‘somewhat reliable’ partner, a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found, few believe that American democracy in its current state is setting a good example of democratic values.
  4. America being cheered by the rest of the world?? Yeah, that IS normal. America being hated because there's an inept lying piece of shit that kept Americans divided and alienated us from the rest of the world is what's NOT normal.
  5. You mean forcing residents of those homes back into them when they ran out of room at the hospitals, right?
  6. Yeah, except their not. They're applauding America for getting the biggest piece of shit in the history of the office put out on his ass. The world is actually laughing at people like you, who cannot accept reality, who ignore provable facts in favor of conspiracy lies and rhetoric. YOU are the ones the world is laughing at. For being so easily brainwashed and so unwilling to just accept the truth. so keep crying, little snowflake. Cry while the world laughs at you.
  7. Yeah, non-compressed. It's as close to perfect as you can get.
  8. Waters was also the genius behind The Wall album - still the top selling double album of all time. Most people who are negative about him are so because he left the band he help start. His presence and unique voice are missed. I hated him for it, too, but shit happens. I saw them without him in '94 and it was the best show I've ever seen!
  9. If you go to Pirate Bay and do a search for Pink Floyd there is a 37 gig download that contains everything they've ever released domestic and foreign including album art, All digitally remastered. I have three copies of it. One stored on a cloud server one of my computer and one on an external drive
  10. Maggie Haberman Is Right Donald Trump really does believe that he, along with two former GOP senators, will be ‘reinstated’ to office this summer. Two days ago, the New York Times’s Maggie Haberman reported that Donald Trump “has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.” In response, many figures on the right inserted their fingers into their ears and started screaming about fake news. Instead, they should have listened — because Haberman’s reporting was correct. I can attest, from speaking to an array of different sources, that Donald Trump does indeed believe quite genuinely that he — along with former senators David Perdue and Martha McSally — will be “reinstated” to office this summer after “audits” of the 2020 elections in Arizona, Georgia, and a handful of other states have been completed. I can attest, too, that Trump is trying hard to recruit journalists, politicians, and other influential figures to promulgate this belief — not as a fundraising tool or an infantile bit of trolling or a trial balloon, but as a fact. It will be tempting for weary conservatives to dismiss this information as “old news” or as “an irrelevance.” It will be tempting, too, to downplay the enormity of what is being claimed, or to change the subject, or to attack the messengers by implying that they must “hate” Trump and his voters. But such temptations should be assiduously avoided. We are not talking here about a fringe figure within the Republican tent, but about a man who hopes to make support for his outlandish claims “a litmus test of sorts as he decides whom to endorse for state and federal contests in 2022 and 2024.” Conservatives understand why it mattered that the press lost its collective mind over Russia after Trump’s fair-and-square victory in 2016. They understand why it mattered that Hillary Clinton publicly described Trump as an “illegitimate president” who had “stolen” the election. And they understand why it mattered that Jimmy Carter insisted that Trump had “lost the election” and been “put into office because the Russians interfered.” They should understand why this matters, too. The scale of Trump’s delusion is quite startling. This is not merely an eccentric interpretation of the facts or an interesting foible, nor is it an irrelevant example of anguished post-presidency chatter. It is a rejection of reality, a rejection of law, and, ultimately, a rejection of the entire system of American government. There is no Reinstatement Clause within the United States Constitution. Hell, there is nothing even approximating a Reinstatement Clause within the United States Constitution. The election has been certified, Joe Biden is the president, and, until 2024, that is all there is to it. It does not matter what one’s view of Trump is. It does not matter whether one voted for or against Trump. It does not matter whether one views Trump’s role within the Republican Party favorably or unfavorably. We are talking here about cold, hard, neutral facts that obtain irrespective of one’s preferences; it is not too much to ask that the former head of the executive branch should understand them. Just how far out there is Trump’s theory? Consider that, even if it were true that the 2020 election had been stolen — which it is absolutely not — his belief would still be absurd. It could be confirmed tomorrow that agents working for a combination of al-Qaeda, Venezuela, and George Soros had hacked into every single voting machine in the country and altered the totals by tens of millions, and it would remain the case there is no mechanism within the American legal order for a do-over of any sort. In such an eventuality, there would be indictments, an impeachment drive, and a constitutional crisis. But, however bad it got, Donald Trump would not be “reinstated” to the presidency. That is not how America works, how America has ever worked, or how America can ever work. American politicians do not lose their reelection races only to be reinstalled later on, as might the second-place horse in a race whose winner was disqualified. The idea is otherworldly and obscene. There is nothing to be gained for conservatism by pretending otherwise. To acknowledge that Trump is living in a fantasy world does not wipe out his achievements or render anything else he has said incorrect. It does not endorse Joe Biden or hand the Republican Party over to Bill Kristol or knock down an inch of the wall on the border. It merely demands that Donald Trump be treated like any other person: subject to gravity, open to rebuttal, and liable to be laughed at when he becomes so unmoored from the real world that it is hard to know where to begin in attempting to explain him.
  11. I'll sell you some, I have every one they ever put out
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