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Joined on March 27, 2013

"On Trade, France makes excellent wine, but so does the U.S. The problem is that France makes it very hard for the U.S. to sell its wines into France, and charges big Tariffs, whereas the U.S. makes it easy for French wines, and charges very small Tariffs. Not fair, must change!"—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
The message received in Europe is clear: post-midterms Trump is on the offensive, picking up his old grudges and shifting to a new, more aggressive posture. Whether this new hostility will be confronted by European leaders gathering in Paris, who have watched Trump's downward drift from the democratic principles they hold sacrosanct, is unclear. World leaders have learned to adjust their measure of Trump. The midterm results indicate their recalibration is far from done.—Nic Robertson CNN
In Europe, as in Trump's America, voters' fear stems from their lack of faith in the economy working for them -- fears based on migrants and their questionable cultures flooding in, stealing jobs. What it indicates is that the margin between getting by and falling by the wayside is getting narrower. The American dream is perishable, no longer as plausible to the masses as it once was to their parents' generation.—Nic Robinson, CNN
"Bolsonaro's promises to open up tracks of the Amazon rainforest to development, would be a profound setback. His reckless plans to industrialize the Amazon in concert with Brazilian and international agribusiness and mining sectors will bring untold destruction to the planet's largest rainforest and the communities who call it home, and spell disaster for the global climate."—Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch program director
In the aftermath of decades of political dysfunction and violence, riots and bloody brawls, revenge killings, and periodic outbursts of civil war had turned Rome into a burnt out shell of its former self, as a rolling parade of demagogues, each posing as a uniquely gifted savior of a Rome that was once great, urged ‘real’ and ‘good’ Romans to hate and, when necessary, kill the ‘fake’ and ‘bad’ ones. And they did that, hating and killing their fellow Romans, in great numbers.—Roman poet, Virgil, in classic epic, 'The Aeneid'
"My focus right now is on liberating Iran, and I will find any means that I can, without compromising the national interests and independence, with anyone who is willing to give us a hand, whether it is the U.S. or the Saudis or the Israelis or whomever it is,"—Quote from Reza Pahlavi interview with Associated Press (April 09, 2017):
We're still suffering from a loss of respect that goes back to the Carter administration, when helicopters were crashing into one another in Iran. Releasing hostages has been one of the most successful parts of Trump's presidency. Trump can claim success in the release of Aya Hijazi from Egypt, Caitlan Coleman and her family from Afghanistan, and three American hostages from North Korea. It is not a surprise that the President has devoted so much of his attention to these releases. —Julian Zelizer , CNN
Charli XCX and Troye Sivan's 1999 video is a huge throwback. The video used a form of AI technology known as deepfaking, which has previously been commonly used to insert celebrities' faces into pornography. Ryan Staake, who directed the 1999 video, said he used these deepfake algorithms to save time by superimposing Charli and Troye's faces onto backing dancers.—Annabel Rackham, BBC
'You can't legislate Love "—Denzel Washington
"President Trump has made an outstanding decision in nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit."—George W. Bush ( Ex - Alcoholic)