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Old 23.02.2017, 16:04
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I don't like Trump as a person and I don't feel comfortable with some things he says. He comes across as egocentric, not one bit compassionate and someone who tweets faster than he thinks.

However, I was pleased that he won as I felt that too many people had got too comfortable with the status quo and that the complicity of the two parties along with the mainstream media and other institutions was bad for democracy. The reactions since his victory have only strengthened me in that view.

A positive interpretation by the left might be to say: I don't agree with Trump or with anything he stands for. But he showed that you can gain power by disregarding all the rules and backroom chumminess and actually hijack one of the main parties and ride it to power. Let's try and do the same.

A negative interpretation might be to say: Oh no, he won. He won by disregarding all the backroom chuminess (which we too disapprove of by the way, but how dare he disapprove of stuff we disapproved of first, yeah, including globalization, TTP and the whole shebang) and let's go into reactionary denial mode and wallow in the glorious past, you know, when Obama spoke of "change" but thank god, we all knew it was just a buzzword.

To me it seems the reaction is largely in the second category. That is sad.

In my view the worst that can happen is that the whole Trump episode turns out to be a distraction, and that the old guard will eventually wrest back power. The best is that some real change can come from this, and that others who seek change can feel empowered by what Trump acheived and seek to emulate him.

A broader spectrum of viewpoints is good for democracy.
"the worst that can happen" is he, like other recent Presidents did, decides to invade another country; let us hope it is not one of the big/strong ones
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Old 23.02.2017, 16:06
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"the worst that can happen" is he, like other recent Presidents did, decides to invade another country; let us hope it is not one of the big/strong ones
so in other words, the worst that can happen is not any worse than the baseline set by other recent presidents of whose days people now wax lyrically.
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Old 23.02.2017, 16:10
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Well, its just enough of the US that has voted Trump in. It certainly isn't a minority. But most of all, I deal with objective reality, you folks deal with imagined butt hurt feelings.
Imagined by you, presumably (which is a tad creepy given the amount of posts you dedicate to hurting people in the botty ) but if you must know, you little minx, my derriere is peachy, ta very much.
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Old 23.02.2017, 16:14
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I don't like Trump as a person and I don't feel comfortable with some things he says. He comes across as egocentric, not one bit compassionate and someone who tweets faster than he thinks.
Oh, no doubt, I think Trump is an asshole. The only reason I like him is because he's going against slew of other assholes in government and the media. I just think he's the lesser of two evils.

At the start of the Presidential campaign, I was really saddened by the field of candidates. The only thing I really hoped for was a way to weaken the office of the POTUS. I think it is way too much power in the hands of one person who can be elected for the wrong reason. Whoever gets elected should be subjected to the full force of our checks and balances. And lo and behold, Trump is that weakened President! Win.

Ultimately, what we need is for the whole political system to get back to solving real issues and problems, instead of covering them up and lying about them. We're not there yet, but I think there are elements in place towards that direction.

The Democrats and Trump's opposition are still lost and empty-handed. They don't have any better alternative to offer other than fear and hysteria. When they finally realize it is counter-productive, which is now becoming more evident, they'll have to eat crow, and start compromising to look for solutions. It is only then they can have anything better to offer than Trump.

I certainly don't want to go back to being a country of CNN Sheeples. People need to learn to deal with realities, as uncomfortable as they might be.
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Old 23.02.2017, 16:15
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Here you go...

Apologies, I was trumping at the time.
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Old 23.02.2017, 16:18
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Imagined by you, presumably (which is a tad creepy given the amount of posts you dedicate to hurting people in the botty ) but if you must know, you little minx, my derriere is peachy, ta very much.
You ought to count how many of your posts are dedicated to me, which I haven't complained about for its stalking, but it has always struck me as creepy. I simply try to ignore as they are pointless.
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Old 23.02.2017, 16:22
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You ought to count how many of your posts are dedicated to me, which I haven't complained about for its stalking, but it has always struck me as creepy. I simply try to ignore as they are pointless.
Clearly you can't handle opposing views, which is evident across your posts, so there you go - you can carry on unimpeded in your creation of your echo chamber. Far be it from me to make you feel challenged.

Off you go - enjoy.
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Old 23.02.2017, 17:14
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I lived in Göteborg in the early 80s, have a lot of friends and family there and in Stockholm, and travel to various Swedish cities for business/vacation several times per year.
I have familial links and visit Gamla and it's surrounds at least once a year for Midsummer or Walpurgis. The make up of the population has definitely changed but I don't see it as being much different to most cities in Western Europe. Also, the only time I encountered trouble over there was from a bunch of British alcoholics living on welfare who took offence when a girl I was with said to them 'Sorry your team lost', (World Cup 2014) after which things got a bit fisty.

On another note, anybody else find it difficult to understand how grenades are apparently easily obtainable in a country where it is very difficult to buy spirits?
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On another note, anybody else find it difficult to understand how grenades are apparently easily obtainable in a country where it is very difficult to buy spirits?
What about Jaegerbombs?
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On another note, anybody else find it difficult to understand how grenades are apparently easily obtainable in a country where it is very difficult to buy spirits?
Making them both easily available leads to madness.
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On another note, anybody else find it difficult to understand how grenades are apparently easily obtainable in a country where it is very difficult to buy spirits?
Apparently, all the Forriners bring a crate of them in their hand luggage every time they fly with SAS.
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What about Jaegerbombs?
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On another note, anybody else find it difficult to understand how grenades are apparently easily obtainable in a country where it is very difficult to buy spirits?
This article from 2015 might shed some light for you...
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After years in the military and police dealing with bombs and mines in ex-Yugoslavia, Lebanon and Iraq, Goran Mansson is now back home advising Swedes what to do if they find an unexploded grenade on their street or in a playground.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-swe...0QE09F20150809

And also an exclusive interview from Reuters...
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Exclusive - Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at 'top of the pack'
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa...-idUKKBN1622IG
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

According to the Washington Post, since inauguration President Trump has told an average of four lies per day

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According to the Washington Post, since inauguration President Trump has told an average of four lies per day

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He's got to up his game if he wants to compete with a few posters on here...
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Old 24.02.2017, 10:43
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.

But a White House official said late Thursday that the request was only made after the FBI indicated to the White House it did not believe the reporting to be accurate.

The direct communications between the White House and the FBI were unusual because of decade-old restrictions on such contacts. Such a request from the White House is a violation of procedures that limit communications with the FBI on pending investigations.

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So the White House has confirmed they did violate the procedure
The FBI have not confirmed the WH story "it did not believe the reporting to be accurate"

On February 17, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a briefing with Comey. It's unclear what was said, but senators suggested there was new information discussed about Russia.

Sen. Angus King of Maine declined to reveal what was discussed during the Comey briefing.
In response to a question on Priebus' strong denial of the claims, King said he was "surprised" that Priebus would be "that categorical."
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Along with marton's post above, there's some seriously shady stories coming out over the last 24hrs, like this one about another Breitbart minion.

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Trump adviser calls Twitter critic, threatens legal actionA White House adviser made an angry phone call and threatened a lawsuit over a critic's tweets about him, Newsweek reported Thursday.


The Newsweek story includes a recording of the lengthy phone call Gorka made after counterterrorism expert Michael S. Smith II questioned Gorka's qualifications to be a national security adviser.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...s-legal-action
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Along with marton's post above, there's some seriously shady stories coming out over the last 24hrs, like this one about another Breitbart minion.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administ...s-legal-action

Talk about butt-hurt!
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