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Well said ! Oh, and by the way I was one of those protesting "hipsters" in London : 100,000 strong...and let's not even mention all those "L-words" in every state of the nation, and so many around the world ! When have you last seen such a protest that was millions strong and WORLDWIDE !!
wouldn't it make more sense to focus on real problems, like the Syrian war, hunger in the Horn of Africa or poverty?
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wouldn't it make more sense to focus on real problems, like the Syrian war, hunger in the Horn of Africa or poverty?
This sentiment always bothers me when people bring it up. At least here in the States, people complain when others focus on world affairs, like the ones your mentioned, claiming that we need to take care of our problems here (homeless vets, child hunger, homelessness, etc.). However, if you mention anything about focusing on them, people ask why you don't focus your efforts on people who are having problems on the global level. Either way, you can't win. If you try to improve things at home, people say you don't care about people in the rest of world; if you focus on helping people in other parts of the world, you don't care about the people and issues at home.
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Good for you, keep up the good work
What work?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Well, this is awkward.

More Americans support Donald Trump's travel ban than oppose it, poll shows
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Old 01.02.2017, 08:56
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wouldn't it make more sense to focus on real problems, like the Syrian war, hunger in the Horn of Africa or poverty?
Doesn't it make more sense to concentrate on issues that can be easily resolved rather than tilting at windmills?
The so called "low hanging fruit".
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Old 01.02.2017, 09:05
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

From your link
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38 per cent said they felt the United States was setting “a good example” of how best to confront terrorism, while 41 per cent said the country was setting “a bad example.”
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Some 56 per cent, including 72 per cent of Democrats and 45 per cent of Republicans, disagreed that the country should “welcome Christian refugees, but not Muslim ones.”
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Old 01.02.2017, 09:06
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

It get's better:

Donald Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom should...
Go ahead: 49%
Be cancelled: 36%

Silent majority.

https://twitter.com/britainelects/st...89131497168896
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Donald Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom should...
Go ahead: 49%
Be cancelled: 36%

Silent majority.

https://twitter.com/britainelects/st...89131497168896
Why can't I find this YouGov poll anywhere but in this tweet? You wouldn't be spreading Fake News?
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Old 01.02.2017, 09:17
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Why can't I find this YouGov poll anywhere but in this tweet? You wouldn't be spreading Fake News?
"Everything I read that I don't want to believe is Fake News"

Here you go:

https://yougov.co.uk/
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Old 01.02.2017, 09:20
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"Everything I read that I don't want to believe is Fake News"

Here you go:

https://yougov.co.uk/
Possible work block on stuff, but when I click on the Trump poll, it just takes me to https://yougov.co.uk/results/ which makes no mention of this poll.
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Doesn't it make more sense to concentrate on issues that can be easily resolved rather than tilting at windmills?
The so called "low hanging fruit".
the issue is that the political system of the most powerful country in the world is sick and you think the people vote for the wrong person. is solving that low hanging fruit?

Trump is not the problem. He is the outcome of the problem.
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Old 01.02.2017, 09:21
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"Everything I read that I don't want to believe is Fake News"

Here you go:

https://yougov.co.uk/
That is just a headline; no content
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Old 01.02.2017, 09:25
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Possible work block on stuff, but when I click on the Trump poll, it just takes me to https://yougov.co.uk/results/ which makes no mention of this poll.
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This sentiment always bothers me when people bring it up. At least here in the States, people complain when others focus on world affairs, like the ones your mentioned, claiming that we need to take care of our problems here (homeless vets, child hunger, homelessness, etc.). However, if you mention anything about focusing on them, people ask why you don't focus your efforts on people who are having problems on the global level. Either way, you can't win. If you try to improve things at home, people say you don't care about people in the rest of world; if you focus on helping people in other parts of the world, you don't care about the people and issues at home.
There are people who will always comment, no matter what.

I apply the principle "charity starts from home" but I also care about other people, too. What I don't care about is what the heck nay-sayers and DNA splitters have to say on any given subject..
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So far so good...when you click on that, it takes you to the results page I linked to earlier, no Trump poll.

Perhaps you could screenshot what we're meant to be seeing?
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Possible work block on stuff, but when I click on the Trump poll, it just takes me to https://yougov.co.uk/results/ which makes no mention of this poll.
Possibly the yougov site was hacked and they just changed the picture on the first page?
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Old 01.02.2017, 09:37
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So far so good...when you click on that, it takes you to the results page I linked to earlier, no Trump poll.

Perhaps you could screenshot what we're meant to be seeing?
That's your lot now, otherwise I'll start invoicing.

https://yougov.co.uk/news/2017/02/01...isit-should-g/


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It get's better:

Donald Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom should...
Go ahead: 49%
Be cancelled: 36%

Silent majority.

https://twitter.com/britainelects/st...89131497168896
There is absolutely nothing to be gained from putting a diplomatic block on the man who is now leader of the most powerful country in the world. We may not agree with his policies, and we all know that he is an epic moron, but he is now the president and instead of pissing him off we should be looking to put any influence we can on him to turn him, however gradually, in the right directions. Especially at a time as sensitive as what the UK is going through where we hardly have the good graces of EU leaders due to Brexit fallout.

That to me really is basic pragmatism and common sense.
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There is absolutely nothing to be gained from putting a diplomatic block on the man who is now leader of the most powerful country in the world. We may not agree with his policies, and we all know that he is an epic moron, but he is now the president and instead of pissing him off we should be looking to put any influence we can on him to turn him, however gradually, in the right directions. Especially at a time as sensitive as what the UK is going through where we hardly have the good graces of EU leaders due to Brexit fallout.

That to me really is basic pragmatism and common sense.
Exactly. The protests against Trump's state visit are the worst possible type of virtue signalling. It's the sheer hypocrisy of it all.

Trump's travel ban is pointless. It will achieve nothing. However he was democratically elected on a promise to do just that. The world needs to respect this.
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wouldn't it make more sense to focus on real problems, like the Syrian war, hunger in the Horn of Africa or poverty?
I know some of these women who participated in the protests have also been involved in organising charities for Syrian refugees, or donations sent to children in some African countries. These same women have also been active in the local organisations and associations. Not that they have much free time on hand given that they have children to take care of. But it's driven by the same concern: making the world a better place for their and other children. Sounds cliche, but tell me which mother who doesn't have the same hope?
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