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And Italian, and US English, etc.

Actually, I've never seen it spellt Theresa before.

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My aunt, born in Italy, was named Theresa (maybe they added the H once she came to the US, i don't know).

It is absolutely ridiculous that the white house cannot be bothered to spell a name correctly. Any intro journalism/pr student knows this.
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Old 27.01.2017, 19:50
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My aunt, born in Italy, was named Theresa (maybe they added the H once she came to the US, i don't know).

It is absolutely ridiculous that the white house cannot be bothered to spell a name correctly. Any intro journalism/pr student knows this.
Come now, edot. The president's own chief spokesman didn't know that Mexico has a president as opposed to a PM. You can't really expect pesky details like name spellings to be on the radar, can you?
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Old 27.01.2017, 20:10
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My aunt, born in Italy, was named Theresa (maybe they added the H once she came to the US, i don't know).
Must have, as the Italian spelling is always no 'h'.

Only English and Germanics spells it with an 'h'.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa

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Old 27.01.2017, 20:36
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Must have, as the Italian spelling is always no 'h'.

Only English and Germanics spells it with an 'h'.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa
I think the simple explanation is that whoever wrote the copy has a relative or friend (or is even named) Theresa (or Teresa). Now I'm confusing myself.
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Old 27.01.2017, 20:41
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Its about US government policies, not hats.
No, it is all about "do as I say" and not "do as I do" and sadly in too many areas.
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Old 27.01.2017, 20:44
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But surely Trump must realise all these illegal voters voted for him and so he should keep quiet?
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Old 27.01.2017, 21:07
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But surely Trump must realise all these illegal voters voted for him and so he should keep quiet?
Doubt there's much chance of that, I'm betting the guy making the study already had the conclusion before he did the research. Probably we'll never hear from it again because it'll be so embarassingly done he'll be stopped from putting it out officially.
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Old 27.01.2017, 22:05
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You're right Phos, it isn't about hats. Nor is it about steel. Nor is it about cellphones. It's about a group of idiots standing in a circle, shouting.
Stop insulting the Women's March!
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Old 28.01.2017, 00:16
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Stop insulting the Women's March!
Reminds me that Trump was claiming today's March for Life would have more people than the Women's March.

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"You know, the press never gives them the credit that they deserve," Trump told Republicans gathered in Philadelphia. "They'll have 300, 400, 500, 600 thousand people. You won't even read about it. When other people show up, you read big-time about it. Right? So, it's not fair, but nothing fair about the media."
However organizers told the National Park Service in their permit application they expect 50,000 participants. Looks about right from the midday photos
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Old 28.01.2017, 03:01
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It'll end up being a $30 billion white elephant in the desert.
I just read that around half the illegal immgrants in the US flew in on planes and did not go home when their visa ran out .
Not sure how the wall will help here
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Old 28.01.2017, 11:40
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Here's an interesting article about the parallels betwen George Orwell's 1984 and Trump's behavior. This part helped me to understand him better.

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There is no political cost for Trump in being seen to be incompetent, impulsive, shallow, inconsistent, and contemptuous of truth and reason. Those are his politics. This is how he achieved power. His base loves craziness, incompetence, and contempt for reason because sanity, competence, and the patient accumulation of evidence are things that allow educated people to pretend that they are superior. Resentment comes before reason.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-...A4MjI2NDk3MwS2
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Old 28.01.2017, 12:56
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Interestingly, Trump and May's political love-making show was an easy option for Trump.. any committed talk about trade deals is neither here nor there as he doesn't have to commit to anything with the UK for quite a while. It will take a very long time to sort out the process of Brexit - indeed if it happens at all.

No wonder he came across as rather relaxed and calm.
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Interestingly, Trump and May's political love-making show was an easy option for Trump.. any committed talk about trade deals is neither here nor there as he doesn't have to commit to anything with the UK for quite a while. It will take a very long time to sort out the process of Brexit - indeed if it happens at all.

No wonder he came across as rather relaxed and calm.
After all the foreplay, especially by May - for example
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Theresa May has left the door open for the greater involvement of US corporations in British healthcare as she arrives in America to lay the groundwork for a future trade deal.
I had expected something more definitive to be announced about the status of the groundwork.
But it looks like the first sod has yet to be turned
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Old 28.01.2017, 13:52
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Trump has signed another executive order, and it's got companies like Google worried.

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  • A ban on refugees from Syria until "significant changes" are made
  • A 90-day suspension on anyone arriving from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen, except certain visa categories such as diplomats
  • Priority for future refugee applications from those persecuted for their religion - but only if the person is part of a minority religion in their home country
  • A cap of 50,000 refugees in 2017 - less than half of the upper limit under Mr Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama
Article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38781420

Google has apparently advised its employees currently in the U.S. that are citizens of the blocked countries not to leave the U.S. until the visa restrictions are lifted.

So bullet point 3 basically is to give preference to Christians from the affected countries while discriminating against Muslims from the same countries. Are visitors to the U.S. now going to have to specify religion on their ESTA or other visa forms?
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"We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people,"...sounds like he could teach some others a thing or two
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Trump has signed another executive order, and it's got companies like Google worried.

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Article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38781420

Google has apparently advised its employees currently in the U.S. that are citizens of the blocked countries not to leave the U.S. until the visa restrictions are lifted.

So bullet point 3 basically is to give preference to Christians from the affected countries while discriminating against Muslims from the same countries. Are visitors to the U.S. now going to have to specify religion on their ESTA or other visa forms?
There is a theory that increasing restrictions on immigration actually causes long term increases in numbers of illegal immigrants in the country.
Reason given is that usually each year a number of illegal immigrants return home voluntarily but they no longer do so because they fear they would never be able to re-enter the US.

I suspect increasing visa restrictions could also have an impact on US tourist trade and hence on Trump's balance of trade concerns.
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Old 28.01.2017, 14:03
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"We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people,"...sounds like he could teach some others a thing or two
Sounds more like he is embracing LBGT
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I just read that around half the illegal immgrants in the US flew in on planes and did not go home when their visa ran out .
Not sure how the wall will help here
Pretty much. I saw an example of this on the show Goodbye Deutschland. A woman had gone to Florida for a visit and overstayed her visa. She knows if she ever leaves she'll probably be barred from re-entering. Shows that illegal immigrants can come from all walks of life and they aren't necessarily illegal the moment they arrive.
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I just read that around half the illegal immgrants in the US flew in on planes and did not go home when their visa ran out .
Not sure how the wall will help here
But if there were any people who were known to authorities and were restricted from entering the US then they wouldn't be able to fly in or?

I think it would help to keep the unwanted ones out as they would have to cross the border (where there would be a big beautiful wall )

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Trump has signed another executive order, and it's got companies like Google worried.
So bullet point 3 basically is to give preference to Christians from the affected countries while discriminating against Muslims from the same countries. Are visitors to the U.S. now going to have to specify religion on their ESTA or other visa forms?
Trump is following through on his campaign promises. I find that refreshing.

Also, isn't he now implementing what so many people here said he wouldn't be able to for various reasons?

Seems like he keeps outsmarting a lot of people. Trumping them if you will
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