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Old 21.02.2017, 23:01
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Trump is a lax and sloppy talker. He's often very imprecise with what he says and how he says them. Yet on most issues to date, he's been pretty much right nevertheless.

That is why he keeps winning. Even in regards to the situation in Sweden, he won again.

You realise that your use of the word 'winning' is entirely subjective, don't you? Which makes it unquantifiable and meaningless.
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Old 21.02.2017, 23:10
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Sweden's economy is expected to remain in good shape this year and next. A pickup in export growth and a consolidation of the labor market, coupled with growth in disposable income, should support private consumption.
February 1, 2017

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The Swedish economy is growing strongly, with unemployment trending downward and living standards among the highest in the world.
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Were you just as crushed/disappointed when you learned that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist?
I don't think he was a terrorist (personal opinion), but I also don't think he was a god or super human. It seems to me like he was someone who genuinely believed in making his country a better place and put all his efforts into that.

The above opinion is based on (I admit) my very limited/general knowledge of South Africa and its history, and what I could read/hear/see in the news as available to everyone else.

Unlike many other people, including in this thread, I am not in the habit of making absolute statements on things I am ill-informed about.
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Old 22.02.2017, 01:05
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You realise that your use of the word 'winning' is entirely subjective, don't you? Which makes it unquantifiable and meaningless.
Trump thinks he's winning at checkers, but in reality is losing at chess.
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Old 22.02.2017, 01:24
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Makes the BBC news... riots in Sweden don't - laughable!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39047455
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Old 22.02.2017, 07:33
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

And again the cycle of ghettoisation and crime that we saw in Paris and Marseilles, is long long established in Malmo and now Stockholm. Those who chose to ignore the lessons of history are doomed to inflict it's miseries on others...

The irony of Marton et al continuing to extol the "good news" of how Sweden's economy is doing when it's tax base is being destroyed and news comes in that less than 500 of the 163,000 "asylum seekers" in 2016 have landed a job.

http://www.thelocal.se/20160531/fewe...ers-found-jobs
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Old 22.02.2017, 07:46
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And again the cycle of ghettoisation and crime that we saw in Paris and Marseilles, is long long established in Malmo and now Stockholm. Those who chose to ignore the lessons of history are doomed to inflict it's miseries on others...

The irony of Marton et al continuing to extol the "good news" of how Sweden's economy is doing when it's tax base is being destroyed and news comes in that less than 500 of the 163,000 "asylum seekers" in 2016 have landed a job.

http://www.thelocal.se/20160531/fewe...ers-found-jobs
There is no doubt that Sweden's immigration policy, and resulting levels of integration, have been far less than ideal. Racial tensions have continually increased, and in one of the most progressive countries in the world. It just goes to show that welcoming large numbers of immigrants with open arms is no replacement for first gaining a cultural understanding and long-term strategy of the issues you will face when everyone arrives.
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Old 22.02.2017, 07:51
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Only published a full day after it took place. And only after every other MSM decided to run with it. We should be grateful for the internet.

On the other hand, Milo warrants a breaking news story.
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Old 22.02.2017, 08:02
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I don't think he was a terrorist (personal opinion), but I also don't think he was a god or super human. It seems to me like he was someone who genuinely believed in making his country a better place and put all his efforts into that.

The above opinion is based on (I admit) my very limited/general knowledge of South Africa and its history, and what I could read/hear/see in the news as available to everyone else.

Unlike many other people, including in this thread, I am not in the habit of making absolute statements on things I am ill-informed about.
And yet Ayn Rand never killed anyone.

Well as long as Ayn Rand's books keep flying off the shelves and Catwoman languishes on at 9% on Rotton Tomatoes, we know who the real winner is. John Rogers can have his cheap one liners.

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Old 22.02.2017, 08:08
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Pictures emerge of Trump opting for more imposing dress for his next Senate address

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Old 22.02.2017, 08:15
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Pictures emerge of Trump opting for more imposing dress for his next Senate address

At least his tie isn't flapping down by his thighs...
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And again the cycle of ghettoisation and crime that we saw in Paris and Marseilles, is long long established in Malmo and now Stockholm. Those who chose to ignore the lessons of history are doomed to inflict it's miseries on others...

The irony of Marton et al continuing to extol the "good news" of how Sweden's economy is doing when it's tax base is being destroyed and news comes in that less than 500 of the 163,000 "asylum seekers" in 2016 have landed a job.

http://www.thelocal.se/20160531/fewe...ers-found-jobs

Isn't your ceaseless invective being posted on the wrong thread?
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Old 22.02.2017, 08:39
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Isn't your ceaseless invective being posted on the wrong thread?

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And again the cycle of ghettoisation and crime that we saw in Paris and Marseilles, is long long established in Malmo and now Stockholm. Those who chose to ignore the lessons of history are doomed to inflict it's miseries on others...

The irony of Marton et al continuing to extol the "good news" of how Sweden's economy is doing when it's tax base is being destroyed and news comes in that less than 500 of the 163,000 "asylum seekers" in 2016 have landed a job.

http://www.thelocal.se/20160531/fewe...ers-found-jobs


You do know that 'news' is almost a year old, right?
Its not really news anymore, its 'olds'.

And no, it isn't surprising or shocking to a smart or even reasonably intelligent person, since getting a job requires a certain level of fluency in the local language. Swedish is not, as you may or may not be aware, one of the major languages of the world, and takes more than a year to become fluent in, for most people.

Im willing to go out on a limb here and say that not that many Syrians will have taken it as a second language option in their schooling system. Just a hunch. I could be wrong. I guess not many will have had the time to go to the Swedish version of Orell Fussli and pick up a Syrian-Swedish dictionary either, while dodging bombs and trying not to be blown to smithereens. Again, just conjecture on my part.

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Old 22.02.2017, 09:02
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Isn't your ceaseless invective being posted on the wrong thread?
"Look at Trump, doesn't know sh!t, look what he's been saying about Sweden"

*Trump proven to be right*

"WRONG THREAD!"
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Well, except he wasn't. Trump said they had a terrorist incident 'last night'. At the time trump was referring, there was no rioting, nor terrorist incident, was there?

In other words, Trump can either predict the future (which makes his numerous bankruptcies all the more confusing) or he was talking Fox-News Sponsored BS. In the case of the former, we are still waiting for this supposed terrorist attack.

Saying something happened last night, is a pretty definitive statement. Trump was bullshitting...I really dont know why thats so hard to accept for some people.

In any case, the rioting consisted of around 40-50 youths, and the extent of the damage seems to be a few burnt cars and a police officer struck in the arm. And a camera was stolen. If that's what we are considering a 'riot' worthy of international news, then it must be a slow news day.

Are trumps fanbois really suggesting that a drug-related arrest and some low level blowback (the riot lasted a matter of hours, for crying out loud) in an immigrant neighborhood is the same thing as a terrorist attack now?

It reeks of desperation.
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"Look at Trump, doesn't know sh!t, look what he's been saying about Sweden"

*Trump proven to be right*
Proven what? that there was a riot after the fact? His comments probably sowed the seeds of frustration. Besides the riot had nothing to do with terrorism, had nothing to do with muslims! Most of those rioting were probably 2nd or 3rd generation immigrant kids. The riot happened because one of their mates got busted selling drugs, because the kids are not given the same opportunities in life because of institutionalised racism, etc.
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Well, except he wasn't.Trump said they had a terrorist incident 'last night'.
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"Here's the bottom line, we've got to keep our country safe," Trump said. "You look at what's happening. We've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers, they're having problems like they never thought possible."

You made it up - fake news ! fake news !!
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Proven what? that there was a riot after the fact? His comments probably sowed the seeds of frustration. Besides the riot had nothing to do with terrorism, had nothing to do with muslims! Most of those rioting were probably 2nd or 3rd generation immigrant kids. The riot happened because one of their mates got busted selling drugs, because the kids are not given the same opportunities in life because of institutionalised racism, etc.
Another one. Trump was referring to the ongoing disaster that is immigration in modern Europe. You can shout racism as loud and as long as you want, but people won't listen anymore. Whether it's riots in Paris, riots in Sweden, terrorists in Brussels, sex attacks in Germany or child grooming in Rotherham, multiculturalism and integration has failed in Europe and the people have people have had enough.

The bottom line is, he is right.
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Another one. Trump was referring to the ongoing disaster that is immigration in modern Europe.
You a Swiss native, chum?
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