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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Just watched Donald Verrilli interviewed on BBC's 'Hard Talk'. For anyone whose interested, you may be able to view it here...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tnmr0

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HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Donald Verrilli, US Solicitor general under Barack Obama. The Trump presidency promises to be a fascinating test of the resilience of the system of government crafted by America's founding fathers. The new president has already criticised the courts for utilising their authority in blocking the so-called travel ban, with a new ban coming into effect imminently. Does the constitution ensure that the White House is always subject to and not above the law?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

French Holocaust historian detained for 10 hours at US customs

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Simply enhances the current US "unwelcoming" image enhanced by poorly trained and over aggressive border officials.
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And he was detained for the same reason as the Australian writer. Sounds increasingly like a 'training issue'.
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And he was detained for the same reason as the Australian writer. Sounds increasingly like a 'training issue'.
Indeed, Trump's new rules were released without even one minute of training for the people who had to implement
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...who, generally speaking, are already not the sharpest tools in the box as it is.
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...who, generally speaking, are already not the sharpest tools in the box as it is.
As someone who is flying to the US on Friday, I have to disagree. They are some of the world's finest people and I for one welcome the overzealous nature of our new travel overlords.
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As someone who is flying to the US on Friday, I have to disagree. They are some of the world's finest people and I for one welcome the overzealous nature of our new travel overlords.
You should tweet that along with some sycophantic brown-nosing statement about Trump on the morning of your flight and you should be good for hassle free entry to the US.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

President Donald Trump has signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from buying guns.
The rule was part of former President Barack Obama's push to strengthen the federal background check system in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut shooting.
It required the Social Security Administration to send in the names of beneficiaries with mental impairments who also need a third-party to manage their benefits.
But lawmakers, the National Rifle Association and even the American Civil Liberties Union criticized the rule, saying it unfairly stigmatized the disabled and infringed on their constitutional right to bear arms.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/latest-trump-order-review-obama-rule-waterways-105448875--politics.html

Some 13,286 people were killed in the US by firearms in 2015, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and 26,819 people were injured [those figures exclude suicide].

http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/

Meanwhile in Sweden... the land that Trump seems to think is a dangerous place...
Total Number of Gun Deaths

Chart In Sweden, annual deaths resulting from firearms, total

2014: 154
2013: 125
2012: 141
2011: 135
2010: 138
2009: 157
2008: 138
2007: 135
2006: 139
2005: 137
2004: 156
2003: 141
2002: 192
2001: 164
2000: 169
1999: 188
1998: 167
1997: 169
1996: 177
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President Donald Trump has signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from buying guns.
Trump's bargain basement, back door ploy for population control?

Is this the bit where we say he's 'winning'?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

BBC article about Trump's speech to congress.

Given the reasonable and measured reporting coming out of the msm he must of killed it.

Democrat Van Jones : ''If he finds a way to do that over and over again, he's going to be there for eight years''
"That was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics"
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BBC article about Trump's speech to congress.

Given the reasonable and measured reporting coming out of the msm he must of killed it.

Democrat Van Jones : ''If he finds a way to do that over and over again, he's going to be there for eight years''
"That was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics"
Apparently, inbetween the rhetoric, almost every claim he made was False... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7604861.html

Not that we would expect anything different.
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As someone who is flying to the US on Friday, I have to disagree. They are some of the world's finest people and I for one welcome the overzealous nature of our new travel overlords.
Don't forget to tell us how long they detain you for when you get there
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As someone who is flying to the US on Friday, I have to disagree. They are some of the world's finest people and I for one welcome the overzealous nature of our new travel overlords.
I think what today seems overzealous will be standard soon. If people have to fast forward their training, maybe there are security reasons for it, already. I know the inconvenience is harsher for some than others. It is however incomparable with situations in certain countries where people not only don't desire to venture out to anymore, but can't, really. Desperation does not automatically grant anything anywhere anymore. There probably will not be much entitlement anymore and I can see certain measures gearing towards this new climate. It is far from erratic, but understand how it may seem that way.
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Apparently, inbetween the rhetoric, almost every claim he made was False... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7604861.html

Not that we would expect anything different.
Word is, the new travel policy was supposed to have been announced today, but it's been put back to allow a day of positive reviews. I find so many of his promises to be vague or utterly intangible, such as 'Make America Great Again' but now it's 'renewal of the American spirit'.
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BBC article about Trump's speech to congress.

Given the reasonable and measured reporting coming out of the msm he must of killed it.

Democrat Van Jones : ''If he finds a way to do that over and over again, he's going to be there for eight years''
"That was one of the most extraordinary moments you have ever seen in American politics"

Nice try, but no. 'Democrat Van Jones' implies he has some sort of political office. In fact, Van Jones was no more than an adviser for 'green jobs' for Barack Obama, and has no role in the current administration whatsoever. He is the very definition of a SJW, something which i believe you despise. he set up a few nonprofit organizations, including the Dream Corps, a "social justice accelerator". To top it off, hes a dedicated environmentalist.

Its odd how you're so keen to quote him, considering he epitomizes everything you hate.

In any case, he was not referring to the whole speech, but to one particular segment of it. He was referring to the part about the death of the Navy SEAL in the botched Yemen raid, something for which investigations are ongoing.

Also, you seem to have glossed over the fact that the raid didn't seem to have any tangible benefits, and killed a few children:

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Last month's deadly commando raid in Yemen, which cost the lives of a U.S. Navy SEAL and a number of children, has so far yielded no significant intelligence, U.S. officials told NBC News.

Although Pentagon officials have said the raid produced "actionable intelligence," senior officials who spoke to NBC News said they were unaware of any, even as the father of the dead SEAL questioned the premise of the raid in an interview with the Miami Herald published Sunday.
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And what was the tangerine-tinted buffoons response? On Fox News, he blamed the military.

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Asked about the matter during an interview with Fox News’ “Fox ‘n’ Friends,” Trump repeatedly said “they” were responsible for the outcome of the mission, in reference to the military.

“This was a mission that was started before I got here. This was something they wanted to do,” he said. “They came to me, they explained what they wanted to do ― the generals ― who are very respected, my generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan
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"He is the very definition of a SJW"

who or what, is a SJW?
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"He is the very definition of a SJW"

who or what, is a SJW?
I was too lazy to type it all out so heres the wikipedia definition:

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"Social justice warrior" (commonly abbreviated SJW) is a pejorative term for an individual promoting socially progressive views, including feminism, civil rights, multiculturalism,and identity politics. The accusation of being an SJW carries implications of pursuing personal validation rather than any deep-seated conviction, and being engaged in disingenuous social justice arguments or activism to raise personal reputation, also known as virtue signalling.

The phrase originated in the late 20th century as a neutral or positive term for people engaged in social justice activism. In 2011 when the term first appeared on Twitter it changed from a primarily positive term to an overwhelmingly negative one. During the Gamergate controversy, the negative connotation gained increased use, and was particularly aimed at those espousing views adhering to social liberalism, cultural inclusiveness, or feminism, as well as views deemed to be politically correct.
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He is the very definition of a SJW, something which i believe you despise.
Why would I despise SJW's?

They played a major role in gifting us Trump
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Scum.

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President Donald Trump has signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from buying guns.
The rule was part of former President Barack Obama's push to strengthen the federal background check system in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut shooting.

Trump is steamrolling all of the better American political decision making of the last 50 years. The guy is an absurd cockwomble. I am gobsmacked by the people who support this loon, they are obviously some the most cretinous and selfish morons to have ever graced planet earth.
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