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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

One thing forsure, he kept his promise. Quite seldom for today's politicians.

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Old 30.01.2017, 21:04
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I believe you're out of touch and don't completely understand the scenario.
Interesting as it is to learn your beliefs do you have any actual facts?
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Old 30.01.2017, 21:04
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So how many of you who are spewing your acrimony are actually affected by Trump and his decisions?
I'm shocked that you've written this.
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So how many of you who are spewing your acrimony are actually affected by Trump and his decisions?
Who is not?
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Old 30.01.2017, 21:07
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- 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?
No, not enough..but I couldn't care less, nor will I get involved on this thread, as it doesn't pertain to me. But by all means people, please do proceed with the frivolous nonsense.
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Old 30.01.2017, 21:10
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High crime rates for sure in racial communities stuck in ghettos.
You say this, then this?

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Some will try to peddle class politics by classifying people by their racial identities. Its counter productive and racist.
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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.
And I say WTF are you babbling on about Phos? There have been 19 Republican presidents and 15 Democratic. And some real cool cats amongst the Republicans, with the likes of Nixon and Reagan and the Bushes, just stirring racial tensions.

As if an Alt Right like you, wouldn't have supported the three strikes crime bill in the first place. I think you just want to diss anything Democratic on principle.
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Old 30.01.2017, 21:13
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump just signed another new executive order, this one on the theme of cutting regulation.

The purpose of the order states that:

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for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.
Sounds good but how will it work in practice? Who will own the budgeting process?

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Having had the personal pleasure of working with both Steves, Banloon and the Munchkin back in the old days I was able to get an inside pic from the big House today of the leader of the free world preparing the next EO
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Old 30.01.2017, 21:14
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What would Jesus do?
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I believe you're out of touch and don't completely understand the scenario.
Wow!

As one who has had the good fortune to meet meloncollie, I can assure you that your belief is entirely incorrect. You are refering to a lady who is extremely well travelled, highly educated and intelligent, and who goes back to the US several times a year if possible. When meloncollie posts regarding politics, I sit up and take notice because she's far too much of a lady to do so unless something has made a significant impact.
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Old 30.01.2017, 21:17
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No, not enough..but I couldn't care less, nor will I get involved on this thread, as it doesn't pertain to me. But by all means people, please do proceed with the frivolous nonsense.
Looking at your recent posts "what pertains to you" seems to be "catholic"; not in the religious sense of the word
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No, not enough..but I couldn't care less, nor will I get involved on this thread, as it doesn't pertain to me. But by all means people, please do proceed with the frivolous nonsense.
I can understand that for someone who never suffered from discrimination, saw his family torn a part or forced to leave his country because of war. If you're spoiled brat whose major suffering was not having access to a KFC or to a shopping mall on Sundays then I can understand that all this sounds "frivolous".
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Old 30.01.2017, 21:25
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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.
Quite. Some interesting figures here:

"Significant recent attacks in the US were not committed by citizens from any of the seven countries included in the order. This list includes:

◾Fort Lauderdale airport shooting (January 2017): A US citizen
◾Orlando nightclub shooting (June 2016): A US citizen with Afghan parents
◾San Bernardino shooting (December 2015): A US citizen with Pakistani parents, and a Pakistani citizen
◾Chattanooga shootings (July 2015): A Kuwait-born US citizen
◾Charleston church shooting (June 2015): A US citizen
◾Boston marathon bombing (April 2013): Two Russian citizens with Chechen ethnicity

There have been a few non-fatal attacks by individuals from two of the countries on the banned list.

According to the New America Foundation, 82% of all terrorism incidents since 2001 were conducted by citizens and permanent residents. Since 9/11, jihadists have killed 94 people inside the United States.

A Cato Institute study found that Americans are 253 times more likely to die in a regular homicide than dying in a terrorist attack committed by a foreigner in the US.

US Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have said the order "may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security", because of the signal it sends to the Muslim world."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38798588

Why not Saudi Arabia? Some of the 9/11 terrorists came from there and that's the country that's pushing the most conservative form of Islam.
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Petition against Trump's State Visit to the UK is up to 1mil and counting. Over 81,000 signatures in just the last hour.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38795998

If you want to sign ....

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/171928
BREAKING NEWS: 63 million people don't sign petition.
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Old 30.01.2017, 21:35
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Quite. Some interesting figures here:

"Significant recent attacks in the US were not committed by citizens from any of the seven countries included in the order. This list includes:

◾Fort Lauderdale airport shooting (January 2017): A US citizen
◾Orlando nightclub shooting (June 2016): A US citizen with Afghan parents
◾San Bernardino shooting (December 2015): A US citizen with Pakistani parents, and a Pakistani citizen
◾Chattanooga shootings (July 2015): A Kuwait-born US citizen
◾Charleston church shooting (June 2015): A US citizen
◾Boston marathon bombing (April 2013): Two Russian citizens with Chechen ethnicity

There have been a few non-fatal attacks by individuals from two of the countries on the banned list.

According to the New America Foundation, 82% of all terrorism incidents since 2001 were conducted by citizens and permanent residents. Since 9/11, jihadists have killed 94 people inside the United States.

A Cato Institute study found that Americans are 253 times more likely to die in a regular homicide than dying in a terrorist attack committed by a foreigner in the US.

US Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have said the order "may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security", because of the signal it sends to the Muslim world."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38798588

Why not Saudi Arabia? Some of the 9/11 terrorists came from there and that's the country that's pushing the most conservative form of Islam.
"Why not Saudi Arabia?" Very true.
I understand that all the 9/11 terrorists came in on tourist visas not as refugees; several with false passports. These passports were not fakes, they were genuine Saudi passports but issued in false names.
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BREAKING NEWS: 63 million people don't sign petition.
To date, 500 British MPs have signed it. That's significant!
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Why not Saudi Arabia? Some of the 9/11 terrorists came from there and that's the country that's pushing the most conservative form of Islam.
I thought terrorism has nothing to do with Islam?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I think Trump is the first POTUS who actually made good on so many of his campaign promises in his first week of presidency. With the liberal-media hysteria triggering protest after protest, non-stop petitions, etc. it's going to be a thill-a-minute next 4 (or 8) years.
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To date, 500 British MPs have signed it. That's significant!
No. It's. Not.
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BREAKING NEWS: 63 million people don't sign petition.
Give 'em time. The petition is open until the 29th May.

Actually quite interesting watching the petition's page. It's getting between 80 and 100 new signatures every minute.

Loz1983, why do you think it's not significant that 500 MPs have signed it? Assuming the government allows a debate there could be fireworks. And with numbers climbing like that, denying a debate for the petition wouldn't do the government any good in the public's eyes.
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