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Old 29.01.2017, 23:59
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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"the less than 1% that are affected by this are now being screened prior to boarding flights to the US." But why, the official statement claims the only people involved are the ones flying direct from the countries listed - clearly not true
All I can say is security prevented a guy from boarding our plane in Frankfurt this AM. He was quite upset. YMMV.
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Old 30.01.2017, 00:04
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Only one terrorist from the seven banned countries, most are Americans!

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/many-terrorist-attacks-u-carried-150056041.html
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

''We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning''

There's one thing he was wrong about
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Old 30.01.2017, 00:28
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Our immigration lawyers have advised all employees who are citizens of the targeted countries and who are legally working in the USA (via visas, green cards, etc.) to not leave the country, and if already outside the USA, to make arrangements with our lawyers prior to attempting to come back to the USA from any country.

Can you imagine having gone through extreme vetting to get that green card, and being told you cannot leave the country, or that you are no longer welcome to go back to the country you call home?

They are seriously deluded if they think this is going to reduce terrorist attacks - which are still a tiny number compared to the damage inflicted on a daily basis by TrueAmerican crazies with easy access to firearms. This executive order is only creating issues, not just for the nationals of the targeted countries, but also for Americans traveling, working and serving abroad. For example, my American friends in the foreign service/international organizations who are or will be posted to certain countries are seriously concerned.

I read that a federal judge has declared it contrary to the Constitution, but we are still on the "do not travel" advisory as per above. I hope those checks and balances work, folks.
Might well be unconstitutional; several US newspapers are claiming he was too arrogant to consult the relevant Govt. departments about such possible issues before signing the order.
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Old 30.01.2017, 00:43
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''We’re going to whine so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of whining''

There's one thing he was right about
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Have to respectfully disagree.

Whilst Trump might whine, he also seems to do whatever he wants – with zero f***s given whether it offends someone or not. Like a boss
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Old 30.01.2017, 01:10
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced in the last hour that green-card holders from the seven Muslim-majority countries affected by Trump’s executive order travel ban will be allowed to enter the country.

BUT he also said "lawful permanent resident status will be a dispositive factor in our case-by-case determinations."

The problem here is “No airline (or cruise line) will let a national of one of those counties travel, even on the idea that they might be admissible on a case by case basis.
That's because the Act allows CBP to fine airlines (or even seize airplanes) if travellers are brought to the US without valid documents.”

Canada will offer temporary residency permits to any trapped travelers:
Canada’s immigration minister [Ahmed Hussen is a Somali refugee] says the country will offer temporary residency permits to travellers who become stranded here by President Donald Trump’s order banning travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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That is stupid breakfast. One is not required to vote.
...in the US, but you are in many other countries, such as Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting


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What's a libtard?
Just a stupid childish term Phos made up to describe anyone who has a brain in their head and moral integrity. Rather strange that Phos said "foreigner libtards" when he's from California, living in Switzerland though most likely naturalised now, and goes by a name that has Vietnamese overtones to it.
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Old 30.01.2017, 05:44
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...in the US, but you are in many other countries, such as Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting


Just a stupid childish term Phos made up to describe anyone who has a brain in their head and moral integrity. Rather strange that Phos said "foreigner libtards" when he's from California, living in Switzerland though most likely naturalised now, and goes by a name that has Vietnamese overtones to it.


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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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...in the US, but you are in many other countries, such as Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting


Just a stupid childish term Phos made up to describe anyone who has a brain in their head and moral integrity. Rather strange that Phos said "foreigner libtards" when he's from California, living in Switzerland though most likely naturalised now, and goes by a name that has Vietnamese overtones to it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phos
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Old 30.01.2017, 07:23
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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"the less than 1% that are affected by this are now being screened prior to boarding flights to the US." But why, the official statement claims the only people involved are the ones flying direct from the countries listed - clearly not true
Indeed not. A young vet who's working in Scotland and who currently is on holiday in Costa Rica has also been hit by this because she travels on an Iranian passport.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-west-38786119

She could no longer transit through the US due to the ban. Luckily crowd funding has provided the funds needed to get her home.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-west-38788116
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Canada will offer temporary residency permits to any trapped travelers:
Canada’s immigration minister [Ahmed Hussen is a Somali refugee] says the country will offer temporary residency permits to travellers who become stranded here by President Donald Trump’s order banning travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.
what about a wall between the US and Canada? the border is only 8891 km long
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...in the US, but you are in many other countries, such as Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_voting


Just a stupid childish term Phos made up to describe anyone who has a brain in their head and moral integrity. Rather strange that Phos said "foreigner libtards" when he's from California, living in Switzerland though most likely naturalised now, and goes by a name that has Vietnamese overtones to it.
Not sure that Phos deserves such "credit". One of the first uses was cited in 2006 on the Usenet. It's a contraction of liberal and retard.

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/libtard
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Old 30.01.2017, 08:32
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Just a stupid childish term Phos made up to describe anyone who has a brain in their head and moral integrity.
No, it's been around a long time (decades), and refers to left wing idiots with their heads up their asses.

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No, it's been around a long time (decades), and refers to left wing idiots with their heads up their asses.

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You know, it's just as easy to define the term without fanning the fire. But where's the fun in that?
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Have to respectfully disagree.

Whilst Trump might whine, he also seems to do whatever he wants – with zero f***s given whether it offends someone or not. Like a boss
We will have to wait and see once all the noise dies down how it is going to work out. But I have said it before when Obama was elected to the White House, the belief that one man is held up to fix it all is in itself nonsensical. At least in the UK we have Whitehall and the ranks of civil servants steering through tricky times, change of governments etc. In the US it is a complete change with all new staff, most of whom are inexperienced at running government departments, so there is always going to be the cock-ups brought about from learning on the job.
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Have to respectfully disagree.

Whilst Trump might whine, he also seems to do whatever he wants – with zero f***s given whether it offends someone or not. Like a boss
Although, it's becoming more evident that Bannon is pulling a lot of the strings from behind the curtain.
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How many Americans will be looking to hand back their citizenship now that Trump is in power?

(Maybe this needs an EF poll)
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How many Americans will be looking to hand back their citizenship now that Trump is in power?

(Maybe this needs an EF poll)
Why would I want to do that

Isn't America becoming great again?

Oh yeah, and F**k Canada.
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I realize it appears Phos can do amazing things, with his taint-ripping ability to perform mental gymnastics for Trump, but giving him credit for inventing the term "libtard" is just too much.
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