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Brexit: How it threatens Ireland and how Americans can help | Irsh Times |

The Brexiteers are also dismissive of the leaders of the 26 nations of the EU. However, the UK will need a new trade deal with the US under its new status. US Senator Tom Cotton (Republican, Arkansas) sent a letter to Boris Johnson, signed by 45 senators (out of 100 total senators) pledging to back a trade deal with Britain with or without a deal. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California) however has assured the Irish government and warned the British government that a UK/US trade deal will not pass the House Of Representatives if it threatens Ireland. This is recognition that a hard border threatens the delicate peace.

Will Belfast ever have a Berlin Wall moment and tear down its 'peace walls'?

House committee passes Suozzi, King Brexit resolution protecting Ireland border

From archive, troubles and arms ...

Irish Northern Aid Committee
Gaddafi and the IRA's explosive relationship

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 12:58:39 PM EST
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The letter (facsimile), which is not linked to the article.
First, if Britain leaves the EU with no deal, we will work with our administration, your government, and our friends in the EU to minimize disruptions in critical matters such as international financial transactions, and the shipment of medicine, food, and other vital supplies.

Second, irrespective of how Brexit occurs, we recommit to the NATO security alliance and the "Vive Eyes" intelligence partnership. We also will advocate for a new bilateral trade agreement, as early as your Brexit terms would allow, that reflects the centuries of open commerce between our nations.

Finally, we pledge our friendship in the future of the United Kingdom. Our soldiers have fought together from the beaches of Normandy to the mountains of Afghanistan. Together, we have toppled tyrants and liberated the oppressed. The shared stroy of our special relationship is a great one indeed, and we look forward to adding more chapters still.

There is no "recognition that a hard border threatens the delicate peace," because the number of Irish republican fin-tech entrepreneurs in USA (21st cen. "diaspora") who give a damn is exceedingly refined. Surprising no one but Mr Rooney's parochial apprehension of US politics since 1922. Quoting another deluded "contributor," Mr Dowd:
[Tom Cotton] pro British stance in the event of a no-deal Brexit will put him and the GOP senators in direct opposition with the Irish government supporters in the Congress. Speaker Nancy ["Pay-go"] Pelosi and Ways and Means Chair Ritchie ["Show me your TAXES"] Neal have vowed to block a trade deal if there is a no-deal Brexit and an attempt to restore the border.
Because it costs nothing to jawbone when passing through Dublin. The House does not pass US "trade deals". It may vote to pass more cash to the grande bourgeoisie of the Republic, some day in a little remarked provision in the next NDAA, if the price is right for data transfers from behind the iron GDPR. quid pro quo, y'all.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 02:29:29 PM EST
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The letter from Boris' Republican friends was congratulatory and signed on August 1, 2019.

Nancy Pelosi says the House can block a negotiated trade agreement - TPA. I assumed she knows.

Related reading ...

Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority | Brookings - 2001 |
What's Really in the New Trade Promotion Authority Bill? | Cato - 2015 |

Boris tried to fast-track his Brexit deal through HoC --- been negotiating with Brussels, not the White House.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 07:01:57 PM EST
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Pls stop trying to learn US gov from US MSM. Readers here might assume people of the "Irish-American" persuasion are suddenly, genetically incapable of loyalty to the Republican Party or, worse, not motivated by profit.

Instead reconsider unstated assumptions about legitimate executive powers:

  1. The hag Nancy Pelosi.
  2. US Constitution, Artcle II, advice and consent.
  3. International Agreements and U.S. Law
  4. Cabinet US Trade Representative, TRADE ACT OF 1974, Part-4 (§ 2171) Office, Part-5 (§§ 2191 - 2194) limits of congressional "consideration"
  5. US Constitution, Article I, regulates WHAT?
  6. The hag Nancy Pelosi.
  7. United States Code (statute) expresses the limits of congressional authority in practice: incentives or sanctions against "entities"
  8. "fast tracks": House Rules, Senate Rules are not statutes.

US-UK do. not. do. international. law. m'k?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 12:06:39 AM EST
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The great divide ... red States and Blue States.

Not bound by a U.S. Constitution ... separation of powers ... sue the hell out of everybody ..., don't compromise or negotiate ... at last a bully president in the mansion called "White House" ... trample on the rights of anyone near .... guns are the rule of law ... disagreement? ... we'll unite and send in the U.S. Marines ... a matter of time and the numbers until this is recognized by civilised States ... International Law or treaties? ... useful to wipe one's ass in the out house.

At last we seem to agree on something! 😑

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 03:09:51 AM EST
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We The People pay her a salary ... a "Prosperity Gospel" pastor who considers Trump a god. wtf

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 03:22:45 AM EST
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Office of Public Liaison
established 1974, EOP est'd. 1939 (US Congress)

Legal, political, and popular opposition: zero

United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
established 1998, US Congress

Legal, political, and popular opposition: zero

Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (a/k/a White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships)
established 2001, EO

Legal, political, and popular opposition: zero
US Constitution, 1st Amd, "establishment" clause

archived executive office administration
Believe it or not, EC description of Commission Secretary General title ...
The Dictator and the Decider
"He's doing our work for us, in a certain respect," said the speaker of the House.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 03:59:21 PM EST
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1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election (APsplaining)
"It seems like Republicans and Democrats are intractable," said Mark Updegrove, a presidential historian and chairman of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation. "They are both adhering to their own versions of reality, whether they're based in truth or not."

The political divisions today reflect societal and economic schisms between more rural, largely white communities where the economy depends on industries being depleted by outsourcing and automation, and more urban, racially diverse areas dominated by a service economy and where technology booms are increasing wealth.

Many of those divisions existed before Trump, but his presidency has exacerbated them. Trump has panned his political opponents as "human scum," while Democrats view his vision for America's future as anathema to the nation's founding values.

Human scum - that's for Nevertrumpers. More deplorable fun coming.
by das monde on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 09:04:35 AM EST
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International law is what the powerful countries impose on the weak, and what the delusional cling to for protection from the powerful.

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 09:24:19 AM EST
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this bromide applies to the Belfast Agreement as well as the International Criminal Court.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 04:24:54 PM EST
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Why do you think the UK government could blissfully ignore it until the EU threw its weight behind Ireland?

And has any general from the winning side in a war ever been prosecuted for war crimes?

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 07:29:55 PM EST
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Trade Expansion Act of 1962 purportedly establishing USTR

actual reference
U.S. Code CHAPTER 7-- TRADE EXPANSION PROGRAM, U.S. Code § 1801. Statement of purposes
christ Kennedy admin

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 12:18:34 AM EST
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From the Brookings article:
"Fast Track Legislative Procedures establish limitations on Congress, ensuring a streamlined legislative process. It requires introduction of the implementing bill in both houses of Congress, referral to relevant committees (at minimum the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees), and automatic discharge after 45 legislative days if the bill has not been reported out of the committees. Fast track permits no amendments to the implementing bill and limits floor debate to 20 hours in each chamber. It requires a timely vote on the implementing bill in the House and Senate no more than 15 legislative days after leaving committee and ensures no conference committee, since both chambers vote on the same implementing bill."

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Nov 6th, 2019 at 04:14:04 AM EST
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discrete "parliamentary" procedures of the US House of Representatives and US Senate
CRS, Ex. 1, fn. 1, always read the footnotes --Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives
CRS, Ex. 2, Fast Track" Legislative Procedures Governing Congressional Consideration of a Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission Report (2013)
Ex. 3, Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. 19 USC 4201 note -- Title I, Trade Promotion Authority


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 at 04:20:41 PM EST
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"There is no 'recognition that a hard border threatens the delicate peace'."

Northern Ireland's violent past looms over last-ditch Brexit talks | NBC News |

Analysis: These are distressing times for those of us who were children when "the Troubles" began, who lived through its daily carnage.

In Ireland, we say the past is never over. And it has come back to haunt us as the prospect of a disorderly Brexit looms.

I was 9 years old when the war we euphemistically call "the Troubles" began in Northern Ireland.

"Troubles" doesn't come close to describing it.

I vividly recall the bloodstained images of the attack on civil rights marchers by police in 1968 that set off this terrible explosion of violence. It was a war that not only killed more than 3,700, it injured an estimated 47,000 people in at least 37,000 shootings and over 16,000 bombings.  

Brexit long negotiations is proof there is no solution to the Irish border question. From above map, the Irish border is Sein Fein territory.

How Brexit Put a United Ireland Back on the Map

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Nov 5th, 2019 at 07:26:07 PM EST
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