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Russia and Iran are allies in Syria and for a long time, why would Russia fight them?
Honey to the bear.
So, the Israelis are wary of talking to Trump because he's (allegedly) too cosy with Putin whose in bed with Iran. "Oh what a tangled web we weave..."

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Why not just do away with diplomats altogether and replace them with sales executives?
Because Trump (the POTUS NOT the Global brand) is against globalisation?
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Old 03.02.2017, 03:48
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

lol, after the video about the netherlands second, the rest of eu/world joins in. watch the german one first, has extra explanation.

http://www.everysecondcounts.eu/
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Holland second, nope. Switzerland second...

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Old 03.02.2017, 09:08
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He also said that Trump was not a fan of the EU, described it as “supranational and unelected” and attacked the European commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker. “Mr Juncker was a very adequate mayor I think of some city in Luxembourg, and maybe he should go back and do that again,” he said.
My feelings exactly!

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Holland second, nope. Switzerland second...
Somebody should make a spoof of that
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Old 03.02.2017, 11:26
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This is starting to get very very tiresome, picking an Ambassador who wants to bring down the institution he's being assigned to Why not just do away with diplomats altogether and replace them with sales executives?
I love the way Trump is assigning critics directly in the midsts of power structures. What would they prefer, a sycophant? How would they ever reform without criticism?

That EU bubble should be pierced. Same with the UN. Those gravy train businesses are scams that fail to serve real people. Elitist social clubs merely protecting their own powers anyway. Might as well drain those swamps as well!

I'm not sure they know how to handle Trump's ballsiness, as they don't have balls. They may have to replace Merkel with Schulz, but I'm not sure Schulz has balls either.

The days of ballslessness are numbered.
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I'd be looking at tax breaks and development grants for businesses prepared to set up in the rust belt, and adult retraining to get the local workforce ready.
Hope you don't take offense, but tax breaks are a stupid idea. Experience shows that once the breaks expire the jobs are moved elsewhere. All you effectively achieve is subsidising big companies.
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Old 03.02.2017, 11:30
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I love the way Trump is assigning critics directly in the midsts of power structures. What would they prefer, a sycophant? How would they ever reform without criticism?
What makes you think, even were it the case, that the USA should be involved in any way in the reform?

This is why a lot of countries dislike America and its World Policeman ways.
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Hope you don't take offense, but tax breaks are a stupid idea. Experience shows that once the breaks expire the jobs are moved elsewhere. All you effectively achieve is subsidising big companies.
Economists in the US are now coming round to the idea that globalization and a number of tax incentives in the US have gone badly wrong.

One such tax incentive is for working mothers - it means they can claim up to 6500$ a year to ease their way back into the workforce. However a working father (single parent + dependent) can only claim up to 400$ a year (same tax break) making low paid jobs uneconomic for them - resulting in large unemployment for young males.

It has been suggested that implementing VAT in the US will assist US companies by increasing the cost of imported goods - the downside is that US manufacturers often use imported components - increasing the cost of their own goods.

Within a system - tax breaks only serve to move businesses within the system with a lot of the benefits actually leaving the system rather than expanding the business.
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Old 03.02.2017, 11:43
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What makes you think, even were it the case, that the USA should be involved in any way in the reform?

This is why a lot of countries dislike America and its World Policeman ways.

The US need not try to manipulate whatever reform the EU will undertake. It simply needs to be itself, and it is a force of reality in itself.

The EU will no longer be able to insulate itself in mere ideology. It needs to take in realities outside of its own offices in Brussels.

It will not be compatible with the US direction of dealing with countries directly through bilateral agreements. If any country would like out of it, like the UK, there is growing viability for it to exit into the Free World, without the EU's threat of isolation. This undercuts the EU's monopoly on a country's trade options.

The EU will need to re-evalute its value proposition to stay relevant, and reform if it is at all capable. There are no signs it is capable of changing or making timely decisions.
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Honey to the bear.
So, the Israelis are wary of talking to Trump because he's (allegedly) too cosy with Putin whose in bed with Iran. "Oh what a tangled web we weave..."
If Trump can lean on Putin to lean on Iran to stop being so anti Israel ... that would be a big win for Israel.

But I don't see that happening somehow.
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Old 03.02.2017, 12:03
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I'm not sure they know how to handle Trump's ballsiness, as they don't have balls. They may have to replace Merkel with Schulz, but I'm not sure Schulz has balls either.
Schultz doesn't have the balls.

But he has years of facing up to Farage in the European parliement (and mostly losing the war of words).

If AfD is going to be in the next German parliament, they're going to need somebody who can handle the barrage. I'm sure AfD are studing and learning from footage of Farage and Trump. The very cosy and complicit German parlamentians aren't prepared for it, so I can see why they want to bring in a guy who already has some battle scars and doesn't mind being humiliated in public.
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I'm not sure they know how to handle Trump's ballsiness, as they don't have balls. They may have to replace Merkel with Schulz, but I'm not sure Schulz has balls either.

The days of ballslessness are numbered.

Schulz first of all has a big mouth.
Not sure if he has balls.
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If AfD is going to be in the next German parliament, they're going to need somebody who can handle the barrage. I'm sure AfD are studing and learning from footage of Farage and Trump. The very cosy and complicit German parlamentians aren't prepared for it, so I can see why they want to bring in a guy who already has some battle scars and doesn't mind being humiliated in public.

That was one part of the puzzle why the Weimar Republic ended.
The problem is that for years, Schulz was an unknown figure in the EP that could talk and swear all day without somebody taking notice.

Berlin is very different.

Also, EP is all about consensus.
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Schultz doesn't have the balls.

But he has years of facing up to Farage in the European parliement (and mostly losing the war of words).
I saw that. Schulz has only demonstrated callousness, applauded by sycophants as a virtue. That is not quite balls. Trump eats guys up like that for breakfast.
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That was one part of the puzzle why the Weimar Republic ended.
What exactly do you mean by that?

Are you suggesting that Weimar was cosy and the politicians there all got on with each other before Hitler came along?

That's not my understanding of history.
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I love the way Trump is assigning critics directly in the midsts of power structures. What would they prefer, a sycophant? How would they ever reform without criticism?

That EU bubble should be pierced. Same with the UN. Those gravy train businesses are scams that fail to serve real people. Elitist social clubs merely protecting their own powers anyway. Might as well drain those swamps as well!

I'm not sure they know how to handle Trump's ballsiness, as they don't have balls. They may have to replace Merkel with Schulz, but I'm not sure Schulz has balls either.

The days of ballslessness are numbered.
Let us hope the EU follow suit and appoint a critic as the ambassador to the US, Trumplethinskin loves criticism
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But it is well known the Rasmussen polls are misleading and designed to support the Conservatives
And from the other side!!

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Less than 2 weeks into Donald Trump's tenure as President, 40% of voters already want to impeach him.
52% say they'd rather Obama was President, to only 43% who are glad Trump is.
“Usually a newly elected President is at the peak of their popularity and enjoying their honeymoon period after taking office right now,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “But Donald Trump’s making history once again with a sizeable share of voters already wanting to impeach him, and a majority of voters wishing they could have Barack Obama back.”
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

This guy does not act like a President

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Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!
Time to stock up the wine cellar bomb shelter
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It's when you look at the people who are still crying about Trump that you realize America made the right decision
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