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I do if it's a site I regularly visit. My all time hero is Robert Capa, so serious documentary photography grabs my attention way before any headline.
Sometimes.
How many journalists use pseudonyms anyway?
Quite a few but they're usually parliamentary e.g. Black Dog
Some, yes.
Never been on Buzzfeed before last night, so have no idea who their journos are.[/QUOTE]

You are the exception that proves the rule
The majority have no idea about journalists names
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At least he's not a car crashian.

Tom
Who knows in four years time Kanye and Kim could be in the running... I wouldn't put it past a celebrity obsessed nation.
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I notice a trend here. Everyone you disagree with is a sociopath, racist, bigot, or other. Amazing. What coincidences, eh?
The guy just stated he doesn't care about the death of millions of Bangladeshis because they aren't here (or we aren't there, take your pick).

You do the maths.
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Hillary must've been a real shitbag to lose to a bloke this bad eh?
Not really, she is a very capable politician. But she's a Clinton and let's be honest, she couldn't have won for so many reasons. Big mistake of the democrats, they really underestimated what sticks to people's memory.
And I have the feeling they'll never learn..
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Whilst Trump's reputation appears untarnished because he is above reproach and cannot be questioned or doubted?

America! Your PE is Kim Jong-un!
Refusing to answer a journalist's question doesn't make him Kim Jong-un. HTH.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Obama (Mr Nobel Prize for Peace) today awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Biden, the man who supported the bombing of Serbia by NATO.
In comparison to that, Trump looks almost nice.
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Obama (Mr Nobel Prize for Peace) today awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Biden, the man who supported the bombing of Serbia by NATO.
In comparison to that, Trump looks almost nice.
This is why I can't rouse myself to give a shit about Trump. Sure, he's likely to be more incompetent than previous presidents, but more evil? It's business as usual, just without the smooth, shiny shell to which we've become accustomed.
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Obama (Mr Nobel Prize for Peace) today awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Biden, the man who supported the bombing of Serbia by NATO.
In comparison to that, Trump looks almost nice.
It's a bit more grey than as black and white as this. They were attempting to free an oppressed minority from maltreatment.
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Obama (Mr Nobel Prize for Peace) today awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Biden, the man who supported the bombing of Serbia by NATO.
In comparison to that, Trump looks almost nice.
Its bombing for freedom so its OK (sarcasm). Actually sometimes conflicts become so entrenched and the suffering so bad that action is taken to try and end them. It was a NATO operation not American, and the Serbians were massacring civilians in Bosnia. Trump has never had to make a decision to take a nation into conflict so your comparison is a non-parison. We will see if he has the resolution to do so, currently there are many serious injustices in the world that calls for external intervention, yet no one is acting. Saudi in Yemen, Rawanda is on the brink again, South Sudan is totally ravaged. I think Trump will be a pussy and pander to public opinion, but not to moral obligation, but what do I know?...

Oh I know Trump is a Cockwomble, thats for sure.
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This is why I can't rouse myself to give a shit about Trump. Sure, he's likely to be more incompetent than previous presidents, but more evil? It's business as usual, just without the smooth, shiny shell to which we've become accustomed.
My point too.
I am pretty sure I can find a post of mine here on ef from months ago where I wrote that between a buffoon and an evil person I prefer the buffoon.

No, I don't like Trump, but I can't really be sad that he won over Hillary.
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Its bombing for freedom so its OK (sarcasm). Actually sometimes conflicts become so entrenched and the suffering so bad that action is taken to try and end them. It was a NATO operation not American, and the Serbians were massacring civilians in Bosnia. Trump has never had to make a decision to take a nation into conflict so your comparison is a non-parison. We will see if he has the resolution to do so, currently there are many serious injustices in the world that calls for external intervention, yet no one is acting. Saudi in Yemen, Rawanda is on the brink again, South Sudan is totally ravaged. I think Trump will be a pussy and pander to public opinion, but not to moral obligation, but what do I know?...

Oh I know Trump is a Cockwomble, thats for sure.
Please check your facts.
When NATO bombed Serbia there was no massacre going on in Bosnia.
It was all about Kosovo.
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Please check your facts.
When NATO bombed Serbia there was no massacre going on in Bosnia.
It was all about Kosovo.
I can't believe that educated people in 2017 still buy the "defending oppressed minorities" bullshit.

Smh
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Please check your facts.
When NATO bombed Serbia there was no massacre going on in Bosnia.
It was all about Kosovo.
Tobias has the wrong conflict. Although Serbia (or at least Bosnian Serbs with the blessing/help of the Bosnian govt) did indeed have a history of massacres of other ethnicities during the Bosnian War and had massacred Kosovar Albanians at Racak before the NATO intervention.

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This is why I can't rouse myself to give a shit about Trump. Sure, he's likely to be more incompetent than previous presidents, but more evil? It's business as usual, just without the smooth, shiny shell to which we've become accustomed.
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I think Trump will be a pussy and pander to public opinion, but not to moral obligation, but what do I know?...
This will likely show up his true colours in time. He's a massive narcissist thriving on cheering crowds, the adulation of all his yes-men and, to-date, the glittery bubble of a newly elected president.

It's when he has to make difficult decisions which will knock his popularity down among even his supporters it will show. Especially if he puts one of his family's noses out of joint now that they are all in high pressure positions and have their own reasons to succeed.

Never mind the US or international relations; in time, it will be Trump himself who will suffer at the hands of his own narcissistic personality.
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Its bombing for freedom so its OK (sarcasm). Actually sometimes conflicts become so entrenched and the suffering so bad that action is taken to try and end them. It was a NATO operation not American, and the Serbians were massacring civilians in Bosnia. Trump has never had to make a decision to take a nation into conflict so your comparison is a non-parison. We will see if he has the resolution to do so, currently there are many serious injustices in the world that calls for external intervention, yet no one is acting. Saudi in Yemen, Rawanda is on the brink again, South Sudan is totally ravaged. [B]I think Trump will be a pussy and pander to public opinion[/], but not to moral obligation, but what do I know?...

Oh I know Trump is a Cockwomble, thats for sure.
I wasn't aware that vaginas do this, why not grab them while you can, too, huh? What do dicks do then?

Otherwise, I agree with your points.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

My reservation about Trump is that he is all bark, and no bite.

So far, with his cabinet picks, and how he has handled the fake news onslaught, I'd have to say that the man has impeccable judgment. He demonstrates sufficient amount of rationality and pragmatism in decision making, and hasn't demonstrated any vindictiveness.

As for the barking on twitter and elsewhere, not everyone in the world, or even most, are thin skinned drama queens.

I think if he starts revealing that he is truly a pussycat, he'll start to fail us.
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I can't believe that educated people in 2017 still buy the "defending oppressed minorities" bullshit.

Smh
You are right DB we should just give them all weapons and let them blow the hell out one another, why should we waste our bombs on civilians, unless somebody is buying them.

I don't suggest for a minute that it was only about defending oppressed minorities, and maybe I got my actual conflict wrong, but it was the bad ole Serbs again anyway trying to create a Greater Serbia. The media was also responsible in that it pushed public opinion towards a need for intervention at the time. It was a mess of warring factions, quite similar to whats happening in the M.E. and a very sorry situation for those that were caught up in it all.

I think the problem is, most conflicts have external players involved with interests in disputed regions or who are acting out proxy wars, so its never really clear, but in some cases IMO there is a moral obligation for international involvement.
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I wasn't aware that vaginas do this, why not grab them while you can, too, huh? What do dicks do then?

Otherwise, I agree with your points.
Pussy as in kitten, not girly bits. Richards can be quite nasty.
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As for the barking on twitter and elsewhere, not everyone in the world, or even most, are thin skinned drama queens.
The thin-skinned drama queen would be the one whinging on Twitter for every minor thing, though.

Still, maybe if he gets his inbox filled up from the 20th he'll have less time to clutch at his pearls like a big girl's blouse at every given opportunity.
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You are right DB we should just give them all weapons and let them blow the hell out one another, why should we waste our bombs on civilians, unless somebody is buying them.
Everyone was an arse in ex-Yugoslavia back then...I don't buy the oppressed minorities story either.
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