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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump's latest...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39415631
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Old 28.03.2017, 23:04
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Since gas prices crashed the US market for coal has declined; these changes make it easier to produce and sell coal but the market is not there - nothing will change!
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xD I am ok with anything happening to me on this forum, but it is laughable that you guys are assuming the stance of being victims by such a vile and rabid dog as me.

LMAO describing me as foaming and rabid... are you trying to describe me as a feminist? or as a muslim?
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xD I am ok with anything happening to me on this forum, but it is laughable that you guys are assuming the stance of being victims by such a vile and rabid dog as me.

LMAO describing me as foaming and rabid...
Truth to be told, you're not worse than others. I think we can keep you.

But seriously, couldn't you just give up the "rebellious" teenager attitude?

(I'm expecting a rain of insults, so I'm running for cover )


..and btw, where the heck is Phos? You could learn a thing or two from him.
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Mods...anytime now. Please.

Or was that promise of deleting irrelevant/off topic posts also an "alternative fact?"

I am aware that there is an ignore function and that I am free to not click on the thread, but quite frankly, I enjoy the informative posts and would like to continue reading those without the rest of the drivel.

P.S. You can delete this one too if you feel like it.

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xD I am ok with anything happening to me on this forum, but it is laughable that you guys are assuming the stance of being victims by such a vile and rabid dog as me.

LMAO describing me as foaming and rabid... are you trying to describe me as a feminist? or as a muslim?
Ah. I see. You like to think of yourself as a vile and rabid dog. As if, cupcake.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

@greenmourn;blueangel;sandgrinder;BokoTV;Rob:

xD lmao you guys are the reason The Trump won, we need more people like you guys.... back on topic:

I am part of the working class, so i say it let us have our unholy trinity!
Brexit...check!
Trump....check!
Le Pen...."TBA"

Trump needs to focus back on Clinton, the public will forget about all his Kardashianery if he is able to get her behind bars... or even house arrest(too sick to go to prison?).

PS: the unholy trinity is important because it shows what the real people want... not just what the MSM wants.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Interesting debate. Are we tolerating those who divert but have the same opinion, and flame (calling them stupid, immature, vile, rabid, uninformative) those who divert but who dare to actually have different opinion? How about we say straight out here that opinions we agree with are on topic? It is typical. People who show zero tollerance nor patience aren't necessarily showing their smarts and wit. Just muscles and willingness to push, score popularity...boredom, maybe.

Stay impersonal if you can, don't bait your oponents to just humiliate them straight after. The discourse will gain quality for everybody.
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Interesting debate. Are we tolerating those who divert but have the same opinion, and flame (calling them stupid, immature, vile, rabid, uninformative) those who divert but who dare to actually have different opinion? How about we say straight out here that opinions we agree with are on topic? It is typical. People who show zero tollerance nor patience aren't necessarily showing their smarts and wit. Just muscles and willingness to push, score popularity...boredom, maybe.

Stay impersonal if you can, don't bait your oponents to just humiliate them straight after. The discourse will gain quality for everybody.
Have we reached peak patronising, or is there more to come?


This thread was on topic until Annakin came along and starting making it all about him, him, him again.
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You guys are the reason The Trump won, we need more people like you guys.... back on topic:
I agree that the opinions we see here and the way they are delivered, the way oponents "worked" with is the reason Trump won. I do not think it is enough, tbh, to pull through his presidency as an amazing president...but it is enough to show why he won and why he still has pretty good support base. The obstructions serve to nobody else but those who obstruct, imho.

He would not be my best pick. I think Brexit is not going to be the best for those who voted for it, either. I think Le Pen has more work to do. But the trinity as you put it represents a massive change of climate that cannot be ignored. And the way it has been acknowledged...grudgingly or hysterically, makes it grow even more.

I don't get Clinton still wanting to come out, tbh. A lot of risk for her?
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xD lmao you guys are the reason The Trump won, we need more people like you guys.... back on topic:

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DO you understand the hipocrisy of this comment, are you not able to understand that if you insult, you are gonna get insulted back?

Ket, pottle....as usual.

Really, do you understand?
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Old 29.03.2017, 10:46
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Ket, pottle....as usual.

Really, do you understand?
Damn, the ignore works until someone uses the quote function.
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Old 29.03.2017, 10:49
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Damn, the ignore works until someone uses the quote function.
I know, I know...but it was too funny to ignore it.
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I agree that the opinions we see here and the way they are delivered...
Bollocks!
Seeing as EF is made up of many nationalities, it's folly to suggest that the view taken by people here contributed in any way, shape of form to Trump's victory as many of us didn't have a vote. This is the onlooker seeing most of the game mixed with people who did have a vote and people who are back in the US.

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...but it is enough to show why he won and why he still has pretty good support base.
Lowest approval rating so early on in a Presidency, and with every chance that it hasn't bottomed out yet, combined with a multi-stranded FBI investigation into interference from a foreign government. Shit is about to get real.

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But the trinity as you put it represents a massive change of climate that cannot be ignored. And the way it has been acknowledged...grudgingly or hysterically, makes it grow even more.
Wilders' and Hofer's defeats could be indicative of a turn in the tide. UKIP is rapidly imploding in the UK and haven't got a single seat in Parliament as of last Saturday.

When you see history repeating itself, you do not stand silent. You speak out. You resist. You protest. You educate. To stand silent is folly at best, treason at worst.

This swing to the right is a glitch and people are beginning to wake up or tire of it all. I don't even believe half of this would be happening if there was a decent music scene going on, but it's all so vanilla at the moment that politics and religion are the routes for rebellious youth. In all seriousness, when I think of the defining influences of the era I grew up in (punk, ska, rock, Yorkshire Ripper, IRA, riots) and look at today, I feel damned sorry for the youth. It must be bloody boring by comparison.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Back on topic, on one hand, we have an absolute doos in the WH who believes global warming is a hoax, couldn't give a flying eff about the environment, and has just rolled back Obama's climate policy.

On the other hand we have Professor Stephen Hawking who believes global warming is the biggest threat to our species.

My money's on Hawking every day of the week.
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This swing to the right is a glitch and people are beginning to wake up or tire of it all. I don't even believe half of this would be happening if there was a decent music scene going on, but it's all so vanilla at the moment that politics and religion are the routes for rebellious youth. In all seriousness, when I think of the defining influences of the era I grew up in (punk, ska, rock, Yorkshire Ripper, IRA, riots) and look at today, I feel damned sorry for the youth. It must be bloody boring by comparison.
In all honesty, I don't think you can even class it as right wing politics. It's just a load of posh thugs who have a lexicon of crowd-pleasing speeches to ensnare enough voters to get themselves a slice of the pie.

That's what people are beginning to see through.
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Ket, pottle....as usual.

Really, do you understand?

Except both of those comments were in Response to offtopic remarks coming from your side.... so yeah pottle whatever.


@MC , you are right just the climate is not enough for Trump to be factually good, but he has Problems that he Needs to face that have nothing to do with performance.


He is doing a fantastic job by actually trying to do the Things he promised, he just Needs to get a couple of good trade deals to solidify the support he gets from his main fanbase.


There is not much he can do about people who continue to consume MSM, so he has to ignore them for now. If he is able to show honest concerns about oppressed individuals under Sahria law, that would convince the more honest democrats.
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In all seriousness, when I think of the defining influences of the era I grew up in (punk, ska, rock, Yorkshire Ripper, IRA, riots) and look at today, I feel damned sorry for the youth. It must be bloody boring by comparison.
I disagree. The one thing that stands out when I compare my children to my own generation is how informed and directed their awareness of contemporary issues is. They are a lot more politically aware than I remember my generation being.

Perhaps it's a Canadian thing. My generation in Canada more or less limited their rebellion to "Freeeeeeeuh, Nelson Mandeeeeeela"
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Back on topic, on one hand, we have an absolute doos in the WH who believes global warming is a hoax, couldn't give a flying eff about the environment, and has just rolled back Obama's climate policy.
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I'd take anyone to the Rhonegletscher any time...it can make quite an impression. ;-)
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Indeed I have a book of my grandfather's of photos of the Swiss glaciers at the turn of the 20C - incredible.

MC, both Stephen Hawkins and Prof. Brian Cox know how difficult it is-

https://www.google.ch/search?q=brian...KeHI8gfKuLKoBA

'We’ve also seen a bizarre spate of people coming out in favor of the Earth being flat recently. How are you supposed to deal with people like that?

Again I don’t think you can change the opinion of people who are just ridiculous. And that is the most ridiculous example of not thinking that you can possibly imagine. I think what you can do is just turn them into laughing stocks, which is I think my general approach to people. It’s very difficult to argue with an idiot. Particularly in a forum such as a chat show where you’ve got a limited amount of time. So my view is you have to sort of essentially show them up to be fools as quickly as possible. I think that’s the only way you can proceed.

Article 50 is set to be triggered tomorrow, taking the UK out of the EU. Are you worried about the UK’s contribution to science after Brexit?

Yes. Because science is an international endeavor. We have said many times that we would like to make Britain the best place in the world to do science, it’s become kind of a slogan. And it requires that your country appears to be a welcoming cosmopolitan place. And so anything that you do as a country that even begins to give a sense that you’re retreating, that you’re inward looking, that you’re not as welcome as you were to people from outside your country, is bad for science and bad for the education industry in general.'
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