US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum

by flacaltenn at Jun 8, 2017
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After a lot of consideration, USMB Staff has decided to try an alternate format for this Front Page forum. The purpose of having a Front Page Forum is to attract new eyes and views and have something fresh, informative and up to date in that spot.

Got to credit Lucy Hamilton for asking about a "Breaking News" forum, because that's what prompted this experiment. We do fine with breaking news threads in their own relevant forums right now, but it's a convenient way to give us better recruitment "advertising" on the Front Page.

So here's the outline of the "experiment". Any Poster may choose to place a "Breaking News" story in that forum SUBJECT TO the rules provided below. You don't HAVE to place such threads in THIS forum. You can still put them in appropriate forums. If there's a thread in the Home Page forum on this news flash, we MAY consolidate threads from lower forums to the Front Page forum when a story breaks -- especially if they started in another Zone2 forum. Posters should put EXTRA effort into preparing the OP. Wait 5 minutes or whatever's necessary to get adequate details. Include as much as you can. Multiple Links or Pics PREFERRED. Rules for that forum will be as follows:

1) Zone2 Rules

2) OP must be about news no older than 24 hours when posted. News can be about any broad interest subject.

3) Story must be linked to at least one major news outlet, newspaper or periodical. Other secondary links encouraged.

4) Members should include the Breaking News: prefix in front of the Title. (Admin may do this automatically for us -- so check current usage.)

5) Moderation reserves the right to move and place in a more appropriate forum. OR to move brand new threads to this Front Page forum..

6) Keep the conversations on the news topic as details comes in. Serious derailments will result in closure. And try to NOT extend the conversations much past the point where it's no longer "breaking".

Realize that during the...
by shockedcanadian at Aug 18, 2017
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As I asked a few months ago, I wonder what Trumps administration will look like now. I still don't really have an answer, I guess we will see. If he loses his base, backs down from China, trade abuses and job creation, his base goes back to the Democrats, and probably the far left.

Steve Bannon said the Trump presidency that he helped build is “over” and vowed during an interview Friday to move forward with his nationalist movement through his alt-right website.

“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon told The Weekly Standard.

“We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

Bannon left as President Trump’s political top political strategist on Friday and quickly returned to head the right wing website Breitbart News.

The fierce nationalist told The Weekly Standard that the future would include working with his media apparatus to influence the president.

“Now, it’s gonna be Trump,” Bannon said.

“The path forward on things like economic nationalism and immigration, and his ability to kind of move freely … I just think his ability to get anything done – particularly the bigger things, like the wall, the bigger, broader things that we fought for, it’s just gonna be that much harder.”
by Baz Ares at Aug 18, 2017
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Bannon: 'The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.'

Hmm? That Fired look?

Bannon: 'The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.'

:asshole::iagree::thewave: Bring it ON!
by MindWars at Aug 18, 2017
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Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon
President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.

Draining the swamp hmmm

Report: White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Out
by shockedcanadian at Aug 18, 2017
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The Crazies are everywhere.

Finland: Several people stabbed in Turku, police say - CNN

Police in Finland have shot and arrested a suspect after several people were stabbed in the city of Turku.

The public has been asked to move away from the city center, Turku police tweeted.
Turku is in Finland's southwest and lies around 140 kilometers (around 85 miles) west of the capital, Helsinki. It is a Swedish speaking city.
Developing story - more to come