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Nathanael D. Striker

Nathanael D. Striker

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In Topic: U.S. Government Set to Shutdown for Third Time This Year

Yesterday, 06:36 PM

The New York Times: Senate Leaders Plan Competing Bills to End Shutdown.
https://www.nytimes....own-senate.html

An end to this shutdown may be in sight. I expect both votes to not get 60, but I do expect a bipartisan effort to come out of this once both sides see the support isn't there for either bill in the Senate. Though, it remains to be seen how the House would respond.

In Topic: U.S. Government Set to Shutdown for Third Time This Year

19 January 2019 - 12:36 AM

You know, I've been thinking. Trump's initial offer of $25 billion is still not going to be enough for the wall. You gotta factor in the increased cost of upkeep compared to the border fences we have now, the increased cost in actual border patrol on the wall (technology can only help detect, not arrest, so you would need more patrol to deal with anybody that gets through), etc. Where is that money going to come from? How much would that even cost in the long term? I don't think people have thought far enough ahead to see that this may be a bad idea.

I haven't even touched upon the fact that the majority of the border is in the middle of nowhere, which doesn't seem worth the extra cost that a border wall encompassing the entire border would bring. Simple cost benefit analysis yeah, but it helps paint the picture.

In Topic: U.S. Government Set to Shutdown for Third Time This Year

17 January 2019 - 04:30 PM

Go.com: Trump postpones Pelosi's overseas trip after she proposed State of the
Union delay.
https://abcnews-go-c...ory?id=60444910

I am not surprised that Trump did this, though I do see the reasoning for this decision.

In Topic: UK EU Referendum [In or Out?]

16 January 2019 - 10:05 PM

The thing is, they can't do that reasonably. As i said, the never even got the chance to get the first one. Theresa may screwed them every step of the way on brexit, and as has been stated by multiple people more knowlwdgable than i; Her brexit deal is essentially the same as staying in the EU, but with less say and more paying (from them to the EU). what she's done shouldn ot even be remotely counted as a brexit, as they never even took the steps to make one happen properly. Even the no deal brexit looks better than the"deal" she worked out for brexit. It would be like holding a reelection because the politicians who lost didn't like the outcome.


The part about May and her Government was what I was referring to. Add Scotland's displeasure and the Ireland/North Ireland issue and No Deal becomes a not so good thing.

In Topic: UK EU Referendum [In or Out?]

16 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

It just failed, it only got 78 labor votes for it.


Link?