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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Wow...as much as I was amazed that there were more than 60million Americans willing to take a chance on a half-wit who bullied his way into the Republican nomination, I'm almost as surprised that there are so many here who still think that was a good move.

I get that there are many Americans who are neanderthal enough to believe that they should vote for 'their' party regardless of who is leading it or what the current campaign planks are, but does that hold over here to ex-pats who hopefully have absorbed enough of the outside world to see that there are other ways?

Republicans have for decades stood for intelligent, strong and brave, yet since the November elections and the latter part of the campaign have only shown that their leadership in Congress/Senate and most of those outspoken in the media are simply spineless, brainless suckerfish who have suckled themselves onto the Trump bandwagon and have lost their moral compass on just about everything.

Don't trip over any facts while stumbling through the fog that is spewing from the Trump White House...there's an agenda that is not yet apparent...hope it doesn't kill us.
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Old 30.01.2017, 15:51
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There has been no infringement on civil rights, and a lack of civil rights is not what is hampering the country. Cases of bigotry are simply played up and exaggerated, but really isn't what people vote on. The voters are looking for an elevation of their standard of living.

Now, I suppose you can stake a position way on the left, and claim the man is keeping you down. There certainly are those who stake that position. But it isn't the mainstream position.

We have plenty of excellent civil rights in the US. More so than any other place in the world. We just have more people whining about anything and everything.
"There has been no infringement on civil rights"
Strange that the Federal judges who upheld a Stay Against Donald Trump's order said the order "violated the plaintiffs rights".

No doubt as usual you have nothing in your hands to support your bold claim?
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Old 30.01.2017, 15:53
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"I know civil rights, I have the best civil rights." - country that imprisons more of its population, often for offenses that won't get people anywhere near a jail in the rest of the civilised world, than any other.
High crime rates for sure in racial communities stuck in ghettos. Those have been cultivated for decades by Democrats. Democrats even legislated the laws that put them in prison. See how many of Hillary's "super-predators" are in prison due to Clinton's crime bill. Those Democratic strongholds need to be broken up.

Some will try to peddle class politics by classifying people by their racial identities. Its counter productive and racist.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I think that this is worth a read.

To help with the reading, "DHS" is Department of Homeland Security.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I just wonder why people keep feeding the troll. Even more so as he says himself that he's trolling.
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Old 30.01.2017, 16:05
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I just wonder why people keep feeding the troll. Even more so as he says himself that he's trolling.
Who? Trump or Phos?
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I just wonder why people keep feeding the troll. Even more so as he says himself that he's trolling.
I don't bother on the weekend or in my free time, and am currently writing an article about Trump's policies, so this is "research". But I think I am gonna tap out soon. You know the expression, "Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and hoping the other guy dies" ? Well, responding to Phos is starting to feel like huffing paint and hoping the other guy loses brain cells.
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I think that this is worth a read.

To help with the reading, "DHS" is Department of Homeland Security.

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https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/tr...1d5#.t5928xh9o
It was very interesting. I think I agree.
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Old 30.01.2017, 16:19
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I think that this is worth a read.

To help with the reading, "DHS" is Department of Homeland Security.

Trial Balloon for a Coup?
Analyzing the news of the past 24 hours


https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/tr...1d5#.t5928xh9o
One good point is; who is running the State Department after all the "resignations", see picture. Tillerson's appointment as secretary of state is still waiting for full senate approval.
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Awaiting for a communication by the White House that the no-entry ban will not apply to the oppressed Sunni religious minority in Iran.

Exceptions for religious minorities - any minute now, Mr. President.
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Old 30.01.2017, 18:32
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

TRUMP WINS AGAIN

The majority of Americans disapprove of him after only 8 days, usually takes a new President years to be so disliked
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So how many of you who are spewing your acrimony are actually affected by Trump and his decisions?
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So how many of you who are spewing your acrimony are actually affected by Trump and his decisions?
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So how many of you who are spewing your acrimony are actually affected by Trump and his decisions?
The same could be asked of the threads on Erdogan, Syria and most of the others on international politics. What does that have to do with anything?

Don't let the alt-right trolls rot your brain.

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So how many of you who are spewing your acrimony are actually affected by Trump and his decisions?
Too soon to tell, he was only a few days in office and already generated controversies.

There was an old saying something like "when the US sneezed then Europe caught a cold"

I fear Trump will do more than sneeze
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So how many of you who are spewing your acrimony are actually affected by Trump and his decisions?
I don't think I've been spewing acrimony, rather expressing very real worries. I am very much affected, as are my loved ones.

Unlike some of you who can count on a future secure in Switzerland, we know we cannot stay here once OH retires, we have no choice but to return to the US. I am wary, to say the least, of what lies ahead as we head into this maelstrom.

We will not have any health insurance in the US. There will likely no longer be Medicare and Social Security - programs we have paid into for many years. We have saved enough to fund our own retirement, but other family members have not been so fortunate - which means our savings will have to stretch to cover 10 people, not just us two.

Our 'golden years' will likely be anything but.

And that's just financial worries. The greater worry is what kind of society I will be living in. My country is changing beyond recognition, I am afraid of what the future could hold.
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Too soon to tell, he was only a few days in office and already generated controversies.

There was an old saying something like "when the US sneezed then Europe caught a cold"
Well the petition to stop his state visit to the UK happening currently has a smidge under 1.5 million signatures and there are protests under way in several UK cities. IATA has sent out a memo to airlines warning that their cabin crew may be denied entry to the US. Etc...
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So how many of you who are spewing your acrimony are actually affected by Trump and his decisions?
- 30'000 based on statistics of foreign residents. 10'000 are Syrians and 7000 are Iraqi.

- An example: Samira Asgari in Lausanne, PhD in genetics from EPFL was supposed to start working at Harvard. She was not allowed to board on a flight to Boston although she had a valid visa.

Is that enough for you?
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I don't think I've been spewing acrimony, rather expressing very real worries. I am very much affected, as are my loved ones.

Unlike some of you who can count on a future secure in Switzerland, we know we cannot stay here once OH retires, we have no choice but to return to the US. I am wary, to say the least, of what lies ahead as we head into this maelstrom.

We will not have any health insurance in the US. There will likely no longer be Medicare and Social Security - programs we have paid into for many years. We have saved enough to fund our own retirement, but other family members have not been so fortunate - which means our savings will have to stretch to cover 10 people, not just us two.

Our 'golden years' will likely be anything but.

And that's just financial worries. The greater worry is what kind of society I will be living in. My country is changing beyond recognition, I am afraid of what the future could hold.
I believe you're out of touch and don't completely understand the scenario.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, announced today his state was launching a legal challenge against Trump’s travel ban executive order, the first state to do so.

“The judicial system is adept at protecting the constitution. President Trump may have his alternative facts, but alternative facts do not work in a courtroom,” said Inslee.

Inslee noted that since September 11, 2001 there have been 700,000 refugees admitted to the Untied States, there was not one single fatality from a crime by a refugee from any of the seven Muslim-majority countries as part of the ban.
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