It's do that or drink. You're welcome to flip a coin to help me decide which in the future.
- China remains defiant and disrespectful to the US
- Trump ends trade with China* (maybe not so much other nations, and def not with his precious Rossia) sometime this week
- Russia sides with North Korea, whether we drop trade with Russia or not
- North Korea lobs something at us by Wednesday
- Irma hits US mainland by Sunday - or else harmlessly breaks up at sea
- As I write this, I predict it's dark out on the East Coast
*Too bad we didn't have infrastructure in place years ago, at the ready as we speak, to drop trade with China. Building it after the fact will be like playing catch-up for the next 20 years, all while prices fast approach something like banana republic of Venezuela inflationary levels. But China takes most of our manufacturing and many of our blue collar jobs, tons of our money, chips away at the well-being of millions of our people and give us almost nothing in return (the 900,000 jobs the media frantically panics about us losing are surely mostly tied up in poorly paying port and trucking jobs with fantastically horrible conditions), not even assurance of protection from a little stain the size of Pennsylvania.
The thing with North Korea is if we hit them we take South Korea out - if somehow we precision target the North and don't hit the South, if any useful part of the North is left standing then they'll use it to take out the South - and S. Korea has no nukes to threaten or actually go after the North with, just to spare us the fucking agony. That's because our policy has been completely bereft of rhyme or reason in that we prohibit the South - our long-term ally - from even possessing nukes, while the North is all like BOMBS AWAY MOTHERFUCKERS. Doesn't make much sense.