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    Trump Declares National Emergency

    This time over IT. He also declared a national emergency to protect steel and aluminum industries with tariffs and to try to get funds to build his wall. The opioid crisis was also declared a national emergency. Everything becomes an emergency.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48289550

    President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries".

    The president signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose a security risk to the country.

    Mr Trump does not name any company specifically in the order.


    However, analysts suggest it is mainly directed at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

    A number of countries - including the US - have raised concerns that the company's products could be used by China for surveillance. Huawei has said its work does not pose any threat.

    The US is also embroiled in an escalating trade war with China.

    What does the order say?

    According to a White House statement, Mr Trump's order aims to "protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services".

    It gives the secretary of commerce the power to "prohibit transactions posing an unacceptable risk to the national security", the statement adds.

    The move was instantly welcomed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who said in a statement it was "a significant step toward securing America's networks".

    The US had already restricted federal agencies from using Huawei products and has encouraged allies to shun them, while Australia and New Zealand have both blocked the use of Huawei gear in next-generation 5G mobile networks.

    But Huawei has vehemently denied the allegations.

    Meanwhile, its chairman Liang Hua said it was "willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments" during a meeting in London on Tuesday, as concerns over the security of its products used in next-generation 5G mobile networks continued to grow.

    What about the trade war?
    Mr Trump's latest move is also likely to inflame relations with China, which are already under strain because of the trade war.

    The US president has complained about China's trading practices since before he took office in 2016.

    The US more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (154.9bn) of Chinese goods on Friday and China retaliated with its own tariff hikes on US products.

    This escalated the situation which only recently seemed to be nearing a conclusion.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

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    Trump has declared far less national emergencies than his predecessors.

    Obama declared a national emergency 13 times and nine of those emergencies are still in effect, according to the Congressional Research Service.

    The younger Bush declared a national emergency 14 times, and 10 are still in effect. Clinton made 14 declarations, six of which remain in effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    This time over IT. He also declared a national emergency to protect steel and aluminum industries with tariffs and to try to get funds to build his wall. The opioid crisis was also declared a national emergency. Everything becomes an emergency.
    So.... 4 so far??
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    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Trump has declared far less national emergencies than his predecessors.






    So.... 4 so far??
    Actually this is officially #5. Most "emergency" declarations are sanctions against other countries. While some of his sanctions were in the name of "national security", he did not make an actual "national emergency" declaration to institute them. He is currently looking at tariffs on auto parts as a "national security" concern.
    Last edited by Zippyjuan; 05-15-2019 at 05:20 PM.
    "There is always a tweet. That has become accepted fact in the Trump presidency: For every pronouncement the President makes, there is at least one tweet from his past that directly contradicts his current view." -CNN

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    Obummer declared National Emergencies to get his dog to the groomer,
    but at least that gave them one good looking beast in the White House.

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    F national emergencies. Oftentimes doing nothing is better.

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    Shelter in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Shelter in place.
    Don't check-in $#@!ty code. POTUS orders.

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    According to ABC we have 31 current national emergencies.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/list...ry?id=60294693
    Quote Originally Posted by UWDude View Post
    It is a deconstructionist society. In an age of overload of information, truth of words has become irrelevant. Truth of meaning is all that is left.

    2 + 2 = 5.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gaazn View Post
    F national emergencies. Oftentimes doing nothing is better.
    ^^^^this to be sure^^^^
    this is why goobermint shutdowns are a good thing.

    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows



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