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leaked Trump Transcripts show his incoherent, ill-informed Narcissism - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the transcripts of the conversations of Donald Trump - with Enrique Peña Nieto and Malcolm Turnbull show  !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to be no more coherent in private - than Trump is public:  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "ill-informed - and narcissistic to the point of absurdity !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""I am the greatest person" - Trump tells Turnbull !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "at one point in his castigation of Turnbull - he compared him unfavourably with Putin !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "perhaps the least surprising upshot of the release of the transcripts is the confirmation - that Trump deliberately misled the public about them !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as has happened repeatedly - the emergence of the facts has upheld the news reports - and shown the denials to be fake !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump repeatedly tries to coach Peña Nieto - on how to mislead the press !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and he argues the wall and its financing - is the least important thing that we are talking about !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and says, he is in a "political bind" - because he had "been talking about it for a two-year period"  !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "similar themes recur in the Turnbull conversation - Trump is furious that abiding by the agreement could harm his image !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "just after he had signed his first abortive executive order cutting the acceptance of refugees from Syria and suspending travel from a list of seven countries"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""this is going to kill me !!!! - Trump says !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""I am a person that does not want to let people into the country  !!" - Trump says !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it makes me look - so bad !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump is clearly in a foul temper by the end of the discussion - and broader bilateral issues are shelved !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "when Turnbull asks to discuss Syria and North Korea - Trump is not interested - and ends the call !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Transcripts show extent of Trump's Inconsistencies - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the transcripts of Donald Trump’s phone calls - with the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, and the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull"

 

 

 

 

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  • "released by the Washington Post - confirm the extent to which Trump is prepared to say one thing in public !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and another in private !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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- the wall - in public:

 

 

 

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  • ""we need to build a wall and it has to be built quickly  !" - Trump, on 6 August 2015"

 

 

 

 

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  • "( the building of the wall was also point No 1 in Trump’s 10-point immigration plan )"

 

 

 

 

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- the wall - in private:

 

 

 

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  • ""this is the least important thing - that we are talking about !!!!!!" - Trump to Peña Nieto !"

 

 

 

 


 

 

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- who will pay for the wall - in public:

 

 

 

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  • ""Mexico will pay for the wall. 100%  !" - Trump on 31 August 2016"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""I will build the wall and Mexico is going to pay for it  !" - Trump on 31 July 2015"

 

 

 

 

 

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- who will pay for the wall - in private:

 

 

 

 

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  • "let us just say "we will work it out"  !!!! - and if you want to do that - then we will go back to the negotiation table with Jared and Luis"

 

 

 

 

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  • ""and I am sure they can work something out that is good for both - and obviously that would be a positive thing  !" - Trump to Peña Nieto"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- New Hampshire - in public:

 

 

 

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  • ""I love you people. I love you people  !" - Trump in New Hampshire, 14 August 2015"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- New Hampshire - in private:

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""I won New Hampshire - because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den !!!!" - Trump to Peña Nieto !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "( plus: Trump did not win New Hampshire in the election  ! )"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- the nature of his phone call with Malcolm Turnbull - in public:

 

 

 

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  • ""we had actually a very nice call - we had a very nice phone call  !" - Trump, 4 May 2017"

 

 

 

 

 

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- Malcolm Turnbull - in private:

 

 

 

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  • ""this is the most unpleasant call I’ve had !!!!" - Trump to Turnbull !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bank examines Trump's Account for Russia Links
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the scandal-hit bank, Deutsche Bank - have loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to Donald Trump !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it conducts now a close internal examination - whether there are suspicious connections to Russia !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "recent loans to Trump were struck in highly unusual circumstances  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "they may have been underpinned - by financial guarantees from Russia !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Democratic congressman Bill Pascrell Jr., a member of the House Ways and Means committee: "we know that Deutsche Bank is a major lender to Trump  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the bank was under federal investigation for aiding Russian money-laundering !!!! - a troubling potential conflict"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Congress should also be allowed - to review Trump’s tax returns in closed session !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Trump owes Deutsche around US$ 300m !!!! - he has four large mortgages, all issued by Deutsche’s private bank  !"

 

 


 

 

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  • "in recent years the disgraced bank has been hit by a series of scandals - last month the UK and US imposed record fines of US$ 630m !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the Deutsche Bank agreed to pay the US Department of Justice a fine of US$ 7.2bn !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Deutsche failed to prevent money laundering by its Moscow branch - involving at least US$ 10bn of Russian cash !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Deutsche Bank has been the only financial institution - willing to lend Trump significant sums !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "other banks turned off the tap - after Trump’s businesses declared bankruptcy four times !!!!!!"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate Plan to cut US Carbon Pollution
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Barack Obama unveils a plan - that will cut carbon pollution from power plants !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and promote cap-and-trade !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the proposed regulations - will cut carbon pollution by as much as 25% !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "from about 1,600 power plants in operation today !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the plan allows electricity companies to reduce pollution !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by shutting down the oldest coal plants !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they can install carbon-sucking retrofits - they can expand wind and solar energy, upgrade the electrical grid !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and encourage customers - to update to more efficient heating and cooling systems !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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nobody who works full-Time should have to live in Poverty
- the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Barack Obama raises the minimum wage for federal contract workers !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to US$ 10.10 an hour !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "nobody who works full-time - should have to live in poverty !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "boosting wages lowers turnover and absenteeism - and increases morale and productivity overall !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama condemns 'shameful' Failure to pass Reform
- the Guardian
: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "a furious Barack Obama - accuses some members of Congress !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of caving to the gun lobby !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "after the best chance of reform in over a decade - fell at the first hurdle  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Republicans bowed to pressure from the "National Rifle Association"  !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and blocked a bipartisan Senate amendment !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that would have expanded background checks - for gun purchases to gun shows and online sales  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as the measure fell, Patricia Maisch - a survivor of the mass shooting in Tucson, shouts  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "shame on you !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "from the visitors gallery - where she was sitting near bereaved Newtown families  !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "opinion polls have consistently shown - that a large majority of Americans support moderate gun control reform !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a poll showed 92% to 7% - in favour of background checks !!!!!!"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boeing
- US cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08MANAMA47

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  • "following months of heavy lobbying - by the US ambassador !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Crown Prince and King of Bahrain - rejected a Gulf Air proposal to buy Airbus !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and directed the airline - to make a deal with Boeing !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Gulf Air signed an agreement - valued at US$ 6 billion with Boeing !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the agreement represents a significant - US embassy commercial advocacy success !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US ambassador persisted - in lobbying Gulf Air management !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "board members - government officials and representatives of parliament !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US ambassador had spoken directly - to the Crown Prince on Boeing's behalf !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Boeing subsequently returned to Bahrain !!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Crown Prince had assured him of the government's sincerity - in seeking a deal !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "this was a last-minute maneuver - to wring concessions from Airbus !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Boeing responded by shaving !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "an additional five percent - off its proposed sale price !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US embassy's role in Boeing's success - is noteworthy !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Gulf Air relied on the embassy to communicate with Boeing  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "conveying Boeing - at all levels !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iraq Oil
- US
cable - 2008: LINK ¤ 08BAGHDAD647

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  • "the Iraqi Ministry of Oil has presented - the three-part plan for oil field development !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to sign 2-year technical service agreements !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with major international oil companies, IOCs !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of five giant oil fields:"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Kirkuk field - with Shell Oil !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "al-Rumaila - with BP !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "al-Zubair - with Exxon-Mobil !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "West Khorna - with Chevron and Total !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and Mayssan - with Shell and BHP Billiton !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the contracts will be negotiated - directly with the companies !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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United Nations
- US cable - 2009
: LINK ¤ 09STATE80163

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  • "reporting and collection needs for US agencies - to collect information on the United Nations !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "reporting officers should include - as much of the following information as possible:  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "office and organizational titles - names - position titles !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and other information on business cards - numbers of telephones !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "cell phones, pagers and faxes - telephone directories - and e-mail listings !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Internet and intranet "handles" - Internet e-mail addresses - web site identification-URLs !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "credit card account numbers - frequent flyer account numbers !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "work schedules - and other relevant biographical information !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Goldstone Report - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09STATE98567

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  • "the United Nations Human Rights Council, HRC - held a special session on violations of human rights in the occupied territories, in Gaza !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and mandated - that a fact finding mission be sent !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to investigate all violations of international human rights law - and international humanitarian law !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by Israel - against the Palestinian people !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we, the US - have very serious concerns about the Report !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Report's substance, recommendations - and broader effects  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "could have a strong impact - on many of our interests !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "these include its recommendations - including a call for this issue to be taken up in international fora !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OECD mahnt Reformen in USA ein
- der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "um dafür zu sorgen"

 

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  • "dass mittlere und sozial schwächere Schichten der Gesellschaft profitieren !!!"

 

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  • "sind Änderungen beim Steuersystem, bei Bildung und Ausbildung, Migration und auf dem Arbeitsmarkt notwendig !!!!"

 

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  • "auch muss der Mindestlohn angehoben werden !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Human Rights in the US - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ US HUMAN RIGHTS

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  • "the human rights record of the United States of America - is a complicated matter !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US have the highest percentage of people in prison - of any nation !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there were more than 2.2 million in prisons or jails - or roughly 1 out of every 136 Americans !!!!"

 

 

 

 


 

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  • "and the US government had categorized a large number of people as "unlawful combatants" - a classification used mainly as an excuse to bypass international law  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Federalist No. 10
- James Madison - 1787: LINK ¤ FEDERALIST NO. 10

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  • "the federalist papers are written by James Madison  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "No. 10 addresses the question - of how to guard against "factions"  !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "or groups of citizens - with interests contrary to the rights of others !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "or the interests - of the whole community !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a faction is a number of citizens - whether amounting to a minority or majority of the whole  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "who are united, and actuated by some common impulse of passion - or of interest !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "adverse to the rights of other citizens !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "or to the permanent and aggregate interests - of the community !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Common Sense - Thomas Paine - 1776: LINK ¤ US HISTORY

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  • "I draw my idea of the form of government - from a principle in nature which no art can overturn !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that the more simple any thing is - the less liable it is to be disordered, and the easier repaired when disordered  !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "wherefore, laying aside all national pride and prejudice in favour of modes and forms"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the plain truth is that it is wholly owing - to the constitution of the people !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and not to the constitution of the government !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "mankind being originally equals - in the order of creation !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "however strange it may appear to some - or however unwilling they may be to think so, matters not  !"
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