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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Getting back on track, this is an interesting report on how Trump's military preferences and spending may be heading in the wrong direction. Seeing as Trump is still of a mind to give exclusive interviews to Reuters, perhaps he will revise his thinking.
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I don't think I need your help to understand why the EF was created. I was around long enough before you to even have some input...
But not long enough to quote a post, and then reply to it? You know, in a logical sequence, so people know what you're talking about.
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Old 09.03.2017, 18:29
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Getting back on track, this is an interesting report on how Trump's military preferences and spending may be heading in the wrong direction.
But those aircraft carriers are big. Very big. YUUUGE, big, beautiful aircraft carriers. And the first one will be christened USS Trumpenator.

Anyone else amused by the name of the class of ship that Trump wants built? Gerald R. Ford-class carriers. Named after the President who was so dumb he couldn't fart (misquoted as "walk") and chew gum at the same time.
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Old 09.03.2017, 19:32
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Getting back on track, this is an interesting report on how Trump's military preferences and spending may be heading in the wrong direction. Seeing as Trump is still of a mind to give exclusive interviews to Reuters, perhaps he will revise his thinking.
And see also this amazing Russian 200mph torpedo - great for sinking aircraft carriers. Scary.

http://rbth.com/defence/2016/10/26/r...l-power_642411
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Old 09.03.2017, 20:39
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Getting back on track, this is an interesting report on how Trump's military preferences and spending may be heading in the wrong direction. Seeing as Trump is still of a mind to give exclusive interviews to Reuters, perhaps he will revise his thinking.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKBN16G1CZ
Long before the technical arguments are in play, Trump will need House approval for his spending plans and budget.

He has proposed the Wall and a very major investment in infrastructure as well as the military expansion; how he will get this through the House will be a major challenge.

He has instructed the Border Patrol to recruit thousands of new agents but they are pushing back by saying they are already currently under headcount. During the last four years they recruited 2,000 new agents but 4,000 left.
Of course, they could always lower their recruiting standards to reach the target.
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Long before the technical arguments are in play, Trump will need House approval for his spending plans and budget.

He has proposed the Wall and a very major investment in infrastructure as well as the military expansion; how he will get this through the House will be a major challenge.

He has instructed the Border Patrol to recruit thousands of new agents but they are pushing back by saying they are already currently under headcount. During the last four years they recruited 2,000 new agents but 4,000 left.
Of course, they could always lower their recruiting standards to reach the target.
I think they've already lowered those standards quite enough.
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Old 09.03.2017, 22:06
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I think they've already lowered those standards quite enough.
I'm amazed there ever were any at all
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Old 09.03.2017, 22:07
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Hawaii is opposing Trump's number 2 travel ban

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/07/po...l-ban-lawsuit/

In a statement, Hawaii attorney general Douglas Chin said the filings ask the court to declare sections 2 and 6 of Trump's executive order contrary to the constitution and laws of the United States.

(or does Trump see the USA constitution and it's laws as "alternative facts" ? I would expect the POTUS to get it right the second time... only another 4 years left...)
Now Washington state too!! link
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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A bit ironic to hear this on an expat forum used as a platform to communicate by native and non native speakers.

IIRC, MC is from Czech Republic. Though I do not know where she learned English, I do not have a particular issue with understanding her "word formulation."

But when I see descriptions such as "on trend labels" or "It's taken three cigs to read two of your posts, along with having one window open in Google to decipher some of the terminology you're using, which is distinctly based upon American media and not in common usage in UK English, so you might as well be writing in Swahili. Writing and debating is about making yourself understood and getting a point of view across. 'Pov' is abhorrent, lazy text speak" I get the impression that the problem is more with the message than the words conveying it.
I'm still trying to work out where I said any of the things you appear to attribute to me at all? Ever?
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Old 09.03.2017, 22:14
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I'm amazed there ever were any at all
Apparently only 1% of Border Patrol applicants are accepted.
Most fail the lie detector tests
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But not long enough to quote a post, and then reply to it? You know, in a logical sequence, so people know what you're talking about.
Come on, first it is MC's sentence structure and now I have confused the EF with a 3 letter post (btw, quote format was another LONG thread many moons ago). Hopefully, all is clear now...
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Except for using one of your statements in a quote to start my post (where I do not even single you out), I am at a loss as to why you think I am attributing any other statements to you.

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I'm still trying to work out where I said any of the things you appear to attribute to me at all? Ever?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Ha, the reaction to oposing views is symptomatic. Far from inviting, unsurprisingly. We have seen this reaction towards all of the minority opinion posters here.

The fun part is that anti-Trump camp actually tries to defend a point of view supposedly in favor of marginal voices, minorities, diversity and most of all liberty of expression. Liberty my ass. Will the anti-Trump camp grant any platform for expression to the minority povs they disagree with? Or will oponents' personalities (not ideas) get analysed, ridiculed and mocked?

What if my posts are meant for those who want to understand?I am not even pro Trump, but I welcome change of the usual discourse, DT sometimes represents exactly that.

It is fun to see posters call for openness but offer cosmetic nitpicking. A free-speech brigade that is actually trying to discredit oposing views and shut them up? A free-speech brigade allowing just identical opinions?

What attention..thanks, guys. Let's get back to Trump? If you have problems understanding something and do not know how to ask in a civil way, why even react? All this effort to discredit the opposition...while posing as if one did not actually care, just for syntax and corect way to quote?

I picked up English on a way from a dogmatic climate, I can still recognize it far too well.
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Regression to the mean. Probably not as bad as I fear, but nowhere near as good as others think.
I wrote this when the thread opened. Sad to say, I was wrong. The whole lot of them suck. A lot.
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Old 10.03.2017, 10:25
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Trump regularly tweeting blatant lies?
The leader of the free world should be setting an example of honesty and integrity!

He should be trying to do better than his predecessors, not use them as an excuse to enter a spiral of decline?
The Pulitzer prize winning web site Politifact keeps track of public statements and rates them for truthfulness.
So far for Trump only 4% of his public statements rate as "true", less than a third rate as half true or better.
As I posted earlier this is not acceptable for "The leader of the free world".
Many people call this a clever strategy to divert attention from what he is really doing; for me it is simply lying (I am probably old fashioned)!
Source Here you can see all the details.
They also keep track of his progress on keeping his campaign promises.
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The Pulitzer prize winning web site Politifact keeps track of public statements and rates them for truthfulness.
So far for Trump only 4% of his public statements rate as "true", less than a third rate as half true or better.
As I posted earlier this is not acceptable for "The leader of the free world".
Many people call this a clever strategy to divert attention from what he is really doing; for me it is simply lying (I am probably old fashioned)!
Source Here you can see all the details.
They also keep track of his progress on keeping his campaign promises.
Yebbut Politfact is FAKE NEWS!!!

(I've actually seen this argument used by wingnuts on another forum)
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Yebbut Politfact is FAKE NEWS!!!

(I've actually seen this argument used by wingnuts on another forum)
I don't think it's fake news however in my opinion it does a have a liberal bias.
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