Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Trump - misc

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Are we doing that much better than the US? Or are we 5-7 days behind them?

    Also: https://www.voanews.com/science-heal...er-coronavirus

    I'm sure the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is just talking out of his rear, or part of the Deep State Communist Conspiracy, or whatever.

    Comment


    • I don’t think Trump will take it seriously until it hits the Republican srates hard.
      "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

      Comment


      • Look at Louisiana
        Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 25-03-2020, 05:53 PM.
        Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

        Comment


        • This article lays the Trump administration bare as a threat to national security. All this while the annual public national security briefings had been postponed for months because there were real fears that it would enrage the thin skinned Donald Trump who fired last year's report author that laid out the threats from foreign interference and the threats of a pandemic.

          The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History
          It’s more glaring than Pearl Harbor and 9/11—and it’s all the fault of Donald Trump’s leadership.

          Last week, the Washington Post reported on the steady drumbeat of coronavirus warnings that the intelligence community presented to the White House in January and February. These alerts made little impact upon senior administration officials, who were undoubtedly influenced by President Donald Trump’s constant derision of the virus, which he began on Jan. 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
          READ MORE


          By now, there are three painfully obvious observations about Trump’s leadership style that explain the worsening coronavirus pandemic that Americans now face. First, there is the fact that once he believes absolutely anything—no matter how poorly thought-out, ill-informed, or inaccurate—he remains completely anchored to that initial impression or judgment. Leaders are unusually hubristic and overconfident; for many, the fact that they have risen to elevated levels of power is evidence of their inherent wisdom. But truly wise leaders authentically solicit feedback and criticism, are actively open thinkers, and are capable of changing their minds. By all accounts, Trump lacks these enabling competencies.

          Second, Trump’s judgments are highly transmissible, infecting the thinking and behavior of nearly every official or advisor who comes in contact with the initial carrier. Unsurprisingly, the president surrounds himself with people who look, think, and act like he does. <snip>

          And, third, the poor judgments soon contaminate all the policymaking arms of the federal government with almost no resistance or even reasonable questioning. <snip>

          Thus, an initial incorrect assumption or statement by Trump cascades into day-to-day policy implementation.

          The same Post report featured the following stunning passage from an anonymous U.S. official: “Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were—they just couldn’t get him to do anything about it. The system was blinking red.” That latter passage is an obvious reference to that aforementioned central finding of the 9/11 Commission Report.
          More
          https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/03/25...tory-covid-19/
          Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

          Comment


          • Originally posted by The_Cat View Post
            I don’t think Trump will take it seriously until it hits the Republican srates hard.
            Increase over yesterday in detected coronavirus cases. Hopefully, grouping things by region helps even out disparities in testing rates.

            South: +32%
            Northeast (excluding NY): +30%
            Midwest: +27%
            West (excluding CA & WA): +23%
            New York: +20%
            California: +20%
            Washington: +11%

            https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/st...793750528?s=20

            Comment


            • Of course he ignored it. It was commissioned by the Obama administration.

              National Security Council gave Trump a 69-page pandemic plan three years ago — he ignored it

              ​​​​​​This playbook, which was devised in 2016 in the wake of the government’s attempts to contain Ebola just years before, reportedly “also stresses the significant responsibility facing the White House to contain risks of potential pandemics, a stark contrast with the Trump administration’s delays in deploying an all-of-government response and President Donald Trump’s recent signals that he might roll back public health recommendations.”

              https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/nat...he-ignored-it/
              You can read the report here:

              https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...council-149285

              Comment


              • Trump looking to put troops near Canadian border amid coronavirus fears
                https://globalnews.ca/news/6735064/c...ada-us-border/
                American government officials inside Donald Trump’s White House are actively discussing putting troops near the Canadian borders in light of U.S. border security concerns around the coronavirus pandemic, sources tell Global News.


                Few people cross from Canada into the United States at an unofficial point each year but the goal of the policy would be to help border guards detect irregular crossers, the sources said.

                While the White House is pushing for this, no decision has been made. It’s not clear if Canadian officials have been officially briefed but informal conversations are ongoing.

                Global News has asked the White House to comment on this story but has not received a response.

                Any militarization on or near the Canadian border would be a stark departure from traditional relations between the two countries as the Canadian-US border has traditionally been recognized as one of the longest non-militarized borders in the world.
                Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

                Comment


                • I wonder if Trump would also recruit state militias.
                  "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

                  Comment


                  • It's going to come to this with countries all over the world if we are going to stamp this virus out. If 1-2 people sneak across, the infection flares up again. Soldiers are patrolling some borders in Europe, nothing new here folks. Gotta be done

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by The_Cat View Post
                      I wonder if Trump would also recruit state militias.
                      This group volunteered to defend the US from northerners...

                      Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by rupikhalon001 View Post
                        It's going to come to this with countries all over the world if we are going to stamp this virus out. If 1-2 people sneak across, the infection flares up again. Soldiers are patrolling some borders in Europe, nothing new here folks. Gotta be done
                        You don't have to go to a border for it to spread. If people that might have the virus, sneak out of their house they can spread or catch it. Soooo what are you going to do, lock people in their homes for 6 months?

                        You cannot stamp the virus out, Even if you have the best personal protective equipment, you can still get it. Even doctors and nurses are getting it. You can limit exposure, reduce contact, wash your hands, reduce travel etc. but this will only slow the virus and it can spread again as restrictions relax. You can't lock up people or close borders forever because people need to move from city to city, province to province, country to country or simply get home from where they are now.

                        Sending 1,000 troops to a 8,891 km border sounds more like xenophobia and a publicity stunt than a practical solution.


                        BTW, this is what the border looks like between Stewart BC and Hyder Alaska.

                        When I went there the US customs had been closed since 1977 and the Canadian customs was open 4 days a week from 8am to 5pm even though you can cross any time, day or night . They had a phone there so you can call an office 500 km away to self declare.


                        The border crossing where British Columbia Highway 37A ends at Hyder, Alaska, is unmanned by United States Customs, though Canadian Customs does maintain a presence in the areaThe border crossing where British Columbia Highway 37A ends at Hyder, Alaska, is unmanned by United States Customs, though Canadian Customs does maintain a presence in the area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%E2%80%93United_States_borderhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%E2%80%93United_States_border
                        Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

                        Comment


                        • Trump:

                          March 17th "I've always known this is a real, this is a pandemic. I've felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic"

                          March 18th "The Coronavirus snuck up on us, it was a very unforeseen thing"

                          I mean he's been insanely inconsistent and a liar throughout this whole thing, but he couldn't even wait a day to change his story. My guess is that after the first statement he realized when things get bad in the states it will make his administrations emergency response look bad, so he went back to saying that no one could have predicted this.

                          Comment


                          • ^ he will backtrack and deny that he ever said that he wanted full Churchs by Easter.

                            Unfortunately he may be correct,

                            In Italy they removed the Church pews to make room for parishioners. The Churches are filling rapidly.


                            Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 26-03-2020, 01:18 PM. Reason: changed picture
                            Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

                            Comment


                            • I wonder if he thinks it's overblown now?

                              Christian pastor who thought COVID-19 is just ‘mass hysteria’ is among the first in Virginia to die from virus

                              ​​​​​​On March 13, Spradlin shared a misleading meme that compared coronavirus deaths to swine flu deaths and suggested the media is using the pandemic to hurt Trump. In the comments, Spradlin acknowledged that the outbreak is a “real issue,” but added that he believes “the media is pumping out fear and doing more harm than good”

                              https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/chr...ie-from-virus/

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post

                                You don't have to go to a border for it to spread. If people that might have the virus, sneak out of their house they can spread or catch it. Soooo what are you going to do, lock people in their homes for 6 months?

                                You cannot stamp the virus out, Even if you have the best personal protective equipment, you can still get it. Even doctors and nurses are getting it. You can limit exposure, reduce contact, wash your hands, reduce travel etc. but this will only slow the virus and it can spread again as restrictions relax. You can't lock up people or close borders forever because people need to move from city to city, province to province, country to country or simply get home from where they are now.

                                Sending 1,000 troops to a 8,891 km border sounds more like xenophobia and a publicity stunt than a practical solution.


                                BTW, this is what the border looks like between Stewart BC and Hyder Alaska.

                                When I went there the US customs had been closed since 1977 and the Canadian customs was open 4 days a week from 8am to 5pm even though you can cross any time, day or night . They had a phone there so you can call an office 500 km away to self declare.


                                The border crossing where British Columbia Highway 37A ends at Hyder, Alaska, is unmanned by United States Customs, though Canadian Customs does maintain a presence in the areaThe border crossing where British Columbia Highway 37A ends at Hyder, Alaska, is unmanned by United States Customs, though Canadian Customs does maintain a presence in the area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%E2%80%93United_States_borderhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada%E2%80%93United_States_border
                                That's the border that Sarah Palin used to take her family to a doctor in Stewart. You know, socialized medicine.

                                And Trump isn't looking for people trying to sneak into the States. He's looking for a way to blame Canada. That way, it's not his fault. It was those dirty, infected Canadians.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X