Facebook Suspends Another Far-Right Group

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Natural News Founder Mike Adams Lashes Out

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Natural News who has nearly 3 millions followers on Facebook has been suspended from posting to the social media platform, of course Natural News had already been suspended from Twitter back in 2017 and Google blacklisted Natural News as well, in a heartfelt and bitter response, Natural News founder, Mike Adams lashed out at the tech giant and called on Donald Trump to send our nations military “to occupy and dismantle the tech giants.”

Well, that’s just completely sensible now isn’t it?

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Mike had this to say in his Sunday rant; “The techno-fascists, including Wikipedia, have decided that no speech that questions any official narrative will be allowed on any platform anyone who questions the safety of toxic vaccines, 5G cell towers, geoengineering, chemotherapy or glyphosate weed killer chemicals is now maliciously attacked, smeared and de-platformed.”

Mike Adams, who calls himself by the way the Health Ranger (no one is quite sure if he actually obtains a real medical license however), called the Facebook suspension an “online ethnic cleansing” that’s being carried out by people who are hoping to “enslave humanity and create Hell on Earth.” Then he subsequently called for military action against the social media companies.

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Natural News, pushes and, tends to shove down one’s throat, wild and insane conspiracy theories even publishing an injectable DIY homeopathic vaccine for Ebola.

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Natural News is a wannabe alternative health information platform and outlet but, the website also promotes far right politics on issues like abortion and climate change, as well as overall support for President Trump.

Not at all surprising.

According to Mike, “These criminals like Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Cook are un-elected, subject to zero transparency and offer no mechanism for due process whereby channels who are banned might defend themselves against unfair, dishonest smears or fake news attacks run by left-wing journo-terrorism hacks. In essence, the entire internet is now run by the most lawless evil war criminals imaginable, and they have zero respect for human rights, human dignity or free speech.”

Well, that is quite a strongly worded opinion now isn’t it?

At any rate, Mike is rumored to own 50 different websites including – vaccines.news, campusinsanity.com, and libtards.news.

It is not clear if the Facebook suspension is going be permanent nor is it clear as of right now if Donald Trump intends to send our nations Military to dismantle Facebook or any other tech giant.

Cristal M Clark

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Facebook “LOL League” Encouraged Harassment of Women

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Facebook – French Journalists Harassing Women

By: Cristal M Clark

Facebook’s “Lol League” which was made up of men, several of which just so happened to be some very prominent French journalists was founded in 2009 according to the French newspaper Liberation.

Sadly several French journalists have been suspended and another could lose his job over their participation in a secret Facebook group that sadly encouraged the online harassment of women.

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Victims have accused the “LOL League” of orchestrating targeted harassment campaigns that would result in savage and vicious messages posted on social media platforms like Twitter about a targeted woman. One victim described the experience as “running away from a sniper.”

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Members of the group have in fact, admitted that it was used to harass women. French culture magazines Les Inrockuptibles said it would fire web editor David Doucet after David took responsibility for setting up a phone call in which a woman was offered a fake job and then shared the recording publicly.

Victims however are not buying some of the apologies and have taken to social media to speak out:

Capucine Piot, a former journalist, tweeted that she was targeted with a mocking video montage and repeatedly attacked online for years.

“They humiliated us in public, without thinking of our pain, of what we could feel. It was a descent into hell for me”

Tech reporter Lea Lejeune told CNN she had received apologies from five members of the group who had bullied her online. She described messages received on social media as a “torrent of abuse.”

Activist Daria Marx wrote in a blog post “With each tweet, with each photo that was shared, I feared I was going to be taken down, I knew that I was going to pay the price of my freedom of expression.”

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Marlene Schiappa, France’s minister for gender equality, tweeted a message of support to victims on Monday.

“All my support and solidarity to bloggers and journalists who have had to suffer the sexist harassment of #LigueDuLol especially @FlorencePorcel.”

Florence Porcel by the way is the woman who had been offered the fake job. She described that experience as both heartbreaking and humiliating.

It is truly gut wrenching to learn of men once again attempting to cause the female species humiliation and pain just for a laugh or just simply just to inflict emotional pain because why not?

Sexism is not a winning game anymore gentlemen of the world, women have learned we have power in our numbers and we outnumber you, so maybe start being more respectful towards all of the women you encounter because you never know when you’ll have to pay for your actions.

It is nice to see how the French are dealing with it though, swiftly and they are not letting the men who were involved get away with it unscathed.

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Google Design lead Kindly Tells GOP “F*CK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL”

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Google – Leads the Way to Thoughtful, Intelligent, Honest Dialogue

 

All joking aside, kudos Google design lead Dave Hogue.

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In a tweet that has since been deleted, David had this to say with regards to Brett Kavanaugh being nominated and confirmed as our newest Supreme Court Justice.

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“You are finished, @GOP. You polished the final nail for your own coffins. F*CK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL.”

Dave finished with:

“I hope the last images burned into your slimy, evil, treasonous retinas are millions of women laughing and clapping and celebrating as your souls descend into the flames.”

It is refreshing to see absolute honesty and someone with some balls who just said what he thought.

A sentiment many of the rest of us here feel Dave, no worries we have your back on this one.

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Not to mention, Google seems to be pretty okay with Dave’s personal feelings with regards to Brett Kavanaugh and the GOP telling FoxNews “What employees say in their personal capacity has no bearing on the way we build or operate our products.”

Google by the way has been recently accused of anti-conservative bias at the company, something the tech giant denies.

Either way, Dave is one hell of a guy for sharing his thoughts with the world on Twitter even though he has since deleted the very straight forward Tweet.

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I don’t believe that I am alone in saying this, but we applaud you David Houge for your honesty, your integrity and your bravery.

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Tim Cook – Apple

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Tim Cook Calls Out Big Tech

 

Normally as most of you know, I do an idiot of the week on Wednesday, today I want to personally thank Tim Cook and Apple.

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Tim Cook called out big tech over sharing user data, the equivalent for anyone who does not understand marketing 101 or advertising, as basically selling out ones customer.

For anyone who is not an Apple customer, we Apple customers will find a way to get our beloved tech from Apple, and only Apple for a multitude of reasons.

The media tells us that Apple is attempting to only sell to the elite. For many of us who happen to own Apple products, that is the furthest from the truth that any story can be.

We pay for up to date tech, and we also expect that tech to protect us. Be for the most part, hacker proof, not sell our data because what a lot people do not realize, hackers are so easily able to hack us because our user data is sold like one might drink water on a minute, by minute basis. Or in my case, coffee.

Apple, for those of us who have been loyal to Apple, does not subscribe to the selling of user data to anyone.

I love that.

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Tim Cook went public and countered claims that firms need to siphon user data to improve product.

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And any Apple product is a testament to that.

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While the tech might be more expensive, it also understands its customers on a level, Google, FaceBook, Oracle, AdSence, Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc or any other company simply do not. 

Don’t sell us out by selling out user data.

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Tim Cook:

‘The narrative that some companies will try to get you to believe is: ‘I’ve got to take all of your data to make any service better…’ ‘Well, I don’t believe them. Whoever’s telling you that, it’s a bunch of bunk.”

Earlier this year, Apple began requiring developers to clearly communicate how their users’ personal data would be used in apps, while Facebook and Google have repeatedly come under fire for how they treat customer data, Facebook being at the forefront of that delima recently.

Just last week, Facebook  begrudgingly revealed that it had been hit by a data breach that gave hackers complete access to 50 million users’ profiles.

In addition to that, Facebook logged an additional 40 million users out of their accounts as a security measure, which brought the total number of users who were possibly affected to 90 million.

And that kind of breach would never hit Apple because they know what customers want, and are very protective of that.

Advertisers and marketing is all about stealing user data, Apple clearly gets that customers are actually not okay with that and are quite frankly tired of it.

Maybe it’s time for the door to door salesman again because tech and AI are allowing me, with the help of Apple to stop advertisers and marketers from obtaining my user data.

So this week, instead of a loser, I present a winner.

Apple and Tim Cook.

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Thank you.

 

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Trump and Iran

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Donald Trump and His Ill-Advised Threats

Donald Trump has been tossing threats Iran’s way and normally when he does that to any other country or worldly leader we know why.

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This time however, it is unclear as to why Trump wants to wage a Twitter war with Iran.

What is well known is, as Trump’s already overinflated ego continues to grow with each new rampage, he is also destroying our established relationships with foreign states.

This president will go down as the president who alienated America from the rest of the world.

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Iran is not a country that takes kindly to threats, insults and our president’s childish tweets. Not to mention the fact that Iran has a highly talented cyber army that they began amassing around 2005.

In 2013 Iran was thought to be the 4th biggest cyber power among the world’s cyber armies, a claim supported by the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies.

That was back in 2013 it now 2018 and while America has taken somewhat of a backseat in terms of having a cyber army, other countries have most certainly not. Especially Iran.

Everyone is worried about Russia compromising our power grids, we should be more concerned about Iran’s cyber abilities.

Donald Trump should sit back and think about that the next time he has the urge to wage a vicious twitter attack on Iran and its leaders.

As with North Korea, this is a war that Trump, simply will never win.

 

Cristal M Clark

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Trump’s Latest Lovers Quarrel

 

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Donald Trump is mad at Michael Moore

 

“He was in the world’s only armless sculptor. He put the chisel in his mount and his wife hit him on the back of the head with a mallet.” Fed Allen

 

Trump just can’t help himself when it comes to taking to twitter to let the world know just how he feels about something and today’s lovers quarrel is no different for Trump.

Trump decided to take to twitter and upset Michael Moore by tweeting:

“While not at all presidential I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!”

 

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As you might well imagine, that inspired Michael to come back with quite a zinger of his own:

 

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“You must have my smash hit of a Broadway show confused with your presidency — which IS a total bomb and WILL indeed close early. NOT SAD.”

To be fair, I am guessing that Trump was just waiting for the opportunity to hit Michael where it might hurt because earlier this summer Michael did happen to announced that he was working on a movie about Trump, titled “Fahrenheit 11/9.”

 

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If anyone has seen any of Michael’s works in the past, I don’t have to tell you that it’s a given that Trump isn’t going to like the guy and will look for anything that he can so as to possibly use in an effort to discredit anything he might say or in this case put into a movie.

It’s also pretty important to know that Michael is in fact a liberal and he has not been quiet about his opposition to Trump being our nation’s leader.

At any rate, I am just glad to see that Trump was able to tweet something which lead off by admitting to the fact that it was not all that presidential.

Now if we could just get him to lead into everything he tweets, says or does every day, that would be a step in the right direction.

One thing is for sure, the lovers quarrel between Trump and Michael Moore is far from over.

Cristal M Clark

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Russia Successful at Dividing America?

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Russia – Serves up The Perfect Election Weapon

I continue to see these headlines with regards to Russia dividing Americans through fake social media accounts.

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This morning CNN went on and on about the social media account that was found on both Twitter and Facebook under the name of “Blacktivist” which CNN dubbed a fake “black” activist account.

Okay fair enough however, when using words to describes things such as “black” or “white” you are by default stirring that social tension pot. Why not simply say something along the lines of “We found this activist site that the Russian’s created so as to cause even more racial tension and divide with regards to law enforcement here in america.”

See how much more classy that sounds?

While I don’t doubt that Russia did create that particular account, what caused the problem is still the problem. The media describes the fake account as a “black” activist account.

It’s a fake activist account. End of story. Viewers could clearly see what the accounts were when CNN posted images of the accounts posts.

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We were already a nation that was divided though and CNN should probably check its facts before skirting them and making it sound as if Russia really made the racial divide here in america worse.

It was already a boiling pot that was going to boil over on it’s own at any moment.

We already had racial tensions brewing with even more tensions brewing where law enforcement was concerned.

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All Russia did was capitalize on our nation’s problems in order to gain more knowledge about us and where our heads were.

And by problems, it was all that, we all advertised, whether it was the mainstream media or individuals on social media posting things, we all advertised precisely what Russia exposed and capitalized on during the election.

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I also keep hearing this, particularly on CNN, “how did they know who to target?”

This morning was another spit out my coffee or choke laughing moment. A reporter on CNN asked a guest something to the effect of, “How did they know who to target, was it perhaps one of those calls placed to you where you were asked who they could market something like this to?”

CNN, the sky did not fall here, do you guys even read or watch the news at all? Do you even know what you are reporting on, on a daily basis or do you block that from your fragile egos, I mean minds at the end of the day and forget about it?

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What’s more, do you go onto social media at all?

Does CNN or any other media outlet actually pay attention to things other than themselves?

It is not rocket it science here.

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Russia knew who to target and what parts of the country in large part no thanks to mainstream media, second to that by actually looking at what people post from around this country on social media sites, including Reddit where anyone can read all of the forums without having to create an actual account and friend or follow someone.

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I wrote about this two nights ago, Russia knew who to target because here in america, we american’s expose our own secrets to everyone through social media, the mainstream media reports on speculation and opinion as if they were fact and they ask people really personal information and/or learn that really personal information and expose it. 

Really CNN, how do you think they figured out who to target. I’ve never heard a more ridiculous question being asked over and over again, in my life.

Nothing in the news is really news these days, so while CNN said over and over again this morning too, “you can’t get your news from social media”, the last time I checked, we couldn’t get our news from CNN either.

I heard over 45 minutes of pretty much speculation this morning, the guests to CNN? CNN was asking hypothetical questions and interjecting their own opinions, and nothing really got answered, what I did not hear a lot of was actual factual news aside from Puerto Rico, yet still the CNN anchors filled those moments with speculative questions that tend to go unanswered which leaves viewers to speculate further and then rumors start…

Russia didn’t make shit up here, they simply exposed the worst of each of us and utilized that to their advantage.

All of the fake ad’s, the fake news, the activist accounts, they were all based off of actual facts, things that were already happening here in america, things that people were already talking about, speculating about and in some cases spreading rumors as fact about.

Russia was able to figure out, which was not a secret CNN, nor was it a secret, that american’s were already divided, they used that division among us in order to sway the election.

But was that really the only goal?

Not by a long shot.

Russia was able to expose america truly expose our every weakness from the inside out, to the world.

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People post and share everything across multiple social media accounts, we overshare information, we discuss openly our true feelings on forums where we never have to meet the other people we are chatting with. You never know who is on the other end.

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The media has overplayed the fact that we have all of this racial division, police shooting unarmed young individuals and beating them and the media were the one’s that drilled into our heads the very idea of the wording “Unarmed, young black man.” the media also overplayed the drug epidemics that are sweeping our nation, doctors prescribing opiods like skittles, impoverished parts of our own country that we ignore while at the same time looking down our noses at for instance impoverished nations such as North Korea, the cost of living in some housing markets is so high that people have to share studio apartments with multiple people, where is big brother helping on that one? Oh wait, they are more concerned with access to Americans private email, cell phones and private data, access to social media accounts…go see Russia because they were able to obtain that, am I right? Health care in this nation is a complete and utter joke, our politicians take advantage of the system far more than any citizen, the rich get away with murder while the poor suffer the consequences 3x’s over for a simple shoplifting, you get the point, as the list could go on for days.

Thanks mainstream media, I was paying attention…but I wasn’t the only one or so it would appear. The media in this country tends to turn the news into something that it was never intended to be, entertainment. Everything is a huge, dramatic story that plays out for days on end.

We were an open book and the media played a much bigger role in that than they desire to admit, however along with that, each of us who are on social media, forums of any kind and the like bare some of that blame as well because we too overexposed our true feelings, our problems in this nation, and how we felt about those problems. Speculation, rumor and fact, we let it all out and really did kid ourselves into thinking that no one was paying attention, or at the least, that no one would ever think to use it against us.

And, if you were to push, dig and try to learn more, you might learn that the election was not the only goal here.

Our intelligence agencies should at the very least know that. Russia is far from finished here.

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Russia ladies and gentlemen, really just used what was going on here in a truly remarkable way and bitch slapped us with it, and hard.

Russia created and deployed the most unexpected weapon that has ever been created and with expert precision, they used it against us, even though we were one mass of multiple moving targets.  

They didn’t kill a single soul in the process. They didn’t have to.

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It was pure genius.

The other night I said that Russia couldn’t have done it any better, and that is hands down fact.

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Reddit – Up Next in The Russian Election Probe

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Social Media and the Russian Election Investigation

 

As we all know, Twitter has had to meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee with regards to the huge Russian influence in the 2016 Presidential Election, now Facebook is in the hot seat and looking forward and onward, it appears that the investigation is leaning towards Reddit next.

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And just where is this intel coming from? Well a little bird who happens to be a representative of Sen. Mark Warner, the committee’s top ranking Democrat.

What is a surprise to me is that Reddit was not first on the list.

Reddit is not shy about who or what they are and they are for sure no strangers to controversy by any means, whatsoever. 

Reddit is after all one of the most popular if not most controversial websites one would peruse for meme’s (I find all of my favorite coffee meme’s on Reddit), but it’s also where viral stories tend to start.

Anonymous users are free to post and share quite a bit although Reddit does have rules, it’s still widely used to spread misinformation.

What’s more is that users take to forums to discuss those feelings, ideas and share input about what is going on in today’s government, which sometimes leads to misinformation being taken as actual fact.

Reddit however has made an honest effort to scale back on the misinformation as well as hate groups on the site which is actually commendable.

In February I believe it was, Reddit actually shut down a channel that was dedicated to a white supremacist group because of repeated violations of the terms of Reddit’s content policy.

Yet, it still doesn’t matter because hate groups tend to rise up and post where they can on the site still.

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And that is the very problem with all of social media, since it’s free to signup and post content where do the social media giants draw the line?

 

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Furthermore why should they be held accountable?

It is after all the end users choice to believe whatever he or she really wants to believe.

While I quite agree that hate speech and hate groups have no business on the sites spreading hate, misinformation and the like, at the end of the day, we cannot and should not expect these social media giants to police everything because the sites are free for you and I to use.

It’s all about you, I, my brother, my dad, the end users making a choice to read and believe in whatever.

 

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I still see hundreds of fake news stories, ad’s and the like on Twitter and Facebook (don’t even get me started on gab),  almost every single day.

At some point, the end user or in this case the end readers have to be held just as accountable for buying into the fake news, the misinformation, the fake ad’s, and everything else.

It makes me just a little sick to my stomach truth be known to see that as a result of all of the Russian meddling through social media, fake news stories, etc, that we are now looking at potential legislation.

Imposing such legislation is like telling these social media outlets, “You are responsible for the American voters who made the choice to believe in the fake news, the fake ads…”

And quite frankly that does not sit well with me at all.

The reason I feel so strongly about this?

I’ll share a secret with you here, I have had some of the worst, I mean worst relationships in my life, most of which left me as part of a person for a very long time.

I blamed my choice to remain in those relationships on anyone and everyone including everything that I could.

I never wanted to take accountability for staying in those relationships, let alone getting into them in the first place.

All of that changed when I was invited to look at a couple of cold cases, I learned that I was better at working with the dead (part of the reason I write a lot about politics) than I was at being part of interpersonal relationships.

So now, try being a man hitting on me, I have actually made chasing men away a rather unique hobby.

I am happier being single because now my only weakness is coffee.

The point behind that story, is that it’s a choice and blame, we all make choices and the only people that we can hold accountable for that, is ourselves.

We cannot blame the social media giants for what happened here, each reader could have done his or her own homework at any time, they simply made the choice not to, and asking social media giants to do that, well it creates a police state, one in which the US Government approves what I am allowed to read, what information I am allowed to see and so on.

It is not a good situation at all because it is opening doors I do not believe the american people, if they really understood it all, would all that happy with.

Cristal M Clark

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China Scolds Trump – Like a Parent Does a Child

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Donald Trump – Stop Your ‘Emotional Venting’ on Twitter

In a shocking yet comical turn of events, China has elected to scold Trump with regards to his ‘emotional venting’ on Twitter.

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Personally, I say Kudo’s to China, American’s are sick of it, we’ve heard that other countries are sick of it and it’s nice to finally see one of those other countries stand up and actually say something about it so openly and so very honestly.

The story goes a little something like this:

On Monday of this week, Xinhua, Beijing’s official news agency, published an editorial basically describing Trump’s childish Twitter habit as “emotional venting.”

That editorial as luck would have it was shared pretty widely on other Chinese news websites.

“Trump is quite a personality, and he likes to tweet, but emotional venting cannot become a guiding policy for solving the nuclear issue on the peninsula.” referring to the Korean Peninsula.

Now of course, the editorial was in direct response to Trump feeling the need to try to bully China to do more with regards to North Korea via Twitter last weekend where he suggested that China could easily solve the problem with North Korea.

Some would argue however, that Trump does have a point being that China is North Korea’s largest trading partner.

Beijing does in fact have some leverage over Pyongyang and they could ‘help’ get North Korea to the negotiating table.

If they wanted to of course. Nothing says that they have to do that.

They very well could have some pretty good reasons not to do that. Which I am guessing that our mainstream media and Trump have elected to not bother with getting all of the facts for or even with finding out why China is not using trade in an effort to get North Korea to the table talking.

Sometimes it’s best to ask the foreign country in question why they are not doing something in a private and discreet manner rather than offend them by Tweeting very publicly and openly, thus insulting said country.

This answers the third part of the equation, Trump doesn’t have any type of good approach that he can use with North Korea other than insult them via Twitter which I am more than sure is so very tempting for him, however I am guessing he has been “asked” to refrain from doing that.

Sure, Trump could elect to try to take out North Korea’s nuclear facilities, but the popular theory with regards to that is, that it would cause North Korea to retaliate against South Korea and Japan. Both of which are not good.

Trump could try sanctions which if I am not mistaken we are already utilizing to some extent, and well let’s just say it’s not really working like one would hope.

Lastly, he could try diplomacy but let’s be completely honest here, it’s Trump we are talking about, he is so not the guy who is cut out for that as he continues to show us. Even if he were to pick someone to do it for him, given some of his picks for staff…if it were me, I’d leave that one alone for now.

If we were to look back just a few weeks ago, on June 20th, Trump was praising China for their efforts in trying to work to get North Korea to agree to talks.

Then shortly thereafter it was learned that Chinese trade with North Korea pretty decently increased 37.4 percent within the 1st quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2016.

So naturally, the White House then retaliated by slapping sanctions on a Chinese bank, a Chinese company of some sort, and two Chinese individuals for their ties to North Korea, also back in June.

While that does not excuse China for not helping, it most certainly does very little so as to entice them to help. What’s more, what happens to the lost trade, anyone else going to step in and make up for it or…

So yes, it’s easy to just say things but the reality is that, negotiating trade and making it a form of punishment does carry economic repercussions, some good but, mostly bad.

China is looking out for China, as they should, as any other country in this world would if they found themselves in the very same shoes, on any given day.

Something Trump would do well to ponder before running off and Tweeting insults aimed other countries.

Cristal M Clark

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