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Old 16.04.2017, 16:39
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US regressing to the dark ages
Actually, no, just the usual change of guard.

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

He will be good president if can stop russia in all conflicts, if made russian respect the world order.
I hope, he 'can work it out'.
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Old 16.04.2017, 17:53
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When the US made all flights smokeless that involved at least one US airport, it took just a few more years to effectively make all flights smokeless worldwide. FATCA is also just a US law. Environmental laws are another counterexample, as is (lack of) data protection. How were central banks all over the world forced to react when the US Fed dropped interest rates to virtually zero? Come to think of it, where did the financial products that eventually triggered the financial crisis originate from?

Examples that refute your approach abound. It's foolish to assume that domestic US laws have no effect abroad.
Smoking on planes ....... bears little comparison to playing nuclear wars with NK and Russia - I'd wager how would that NOT affect the rest of the world
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Old 16.04.2017, 21:28
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When the US made all flights smokeless that involved at least one US airport, it took just a few more years to effectively make all flights smokeless worldwide. FATCA is also just a US law. Environmental laws are another counterexample, as is (lack of) data protection. How were central banks all over the world forced to react when the US Fed dropped interest rates to virtually zero? Come to think of it, where did the financial products that eventually triggered the financial crisis originate from?

Examples that refute your approach abound. It's foolish to assume that domestic US laws have no effect abroad.
Forgive me if I don't view US policy on smoking on flights as something I should be concerned about.
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Old 16.04.2017, 22:26
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Actually, no, just the usual change of guard.

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You're not a US voter at all though, any more.
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Old 17.04.2017, 01:12
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Smoking on planes ....... bears little comparison to playing nuclear wars with NK and Russia - I'd wager how would that NOT affect the rest of the world
How exactly is that domestic US policy? And what is the point of your post as a rebuttal to mine?
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Forgive me if I don't view US policy on smoking on flights as something I should be concerned about.
Thanks for confirming that US laws on domestic issues can, and often do, have significant effects abroad.

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Old 17.04.2017, 11:31
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

No no, I totally agreed with you Urs re the influence of decision making in the US affecting the rest of the world. And it was not a rebuttal at all- just a question of proportionality of effect.

And a response to Loz's earlier post

'How has Trumps election tangibly affected you?'
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Old 17.04.2017, 18:21
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

An opinion piece;

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Donald Trump’s big problem is he doesn’t know what he’s talking about
At least it’s one of his problems.
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Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about. This became clear when he said he realised dealing with North Korea was “not so easy” after 10 minutes with the Chinese president.
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As president, he is fitfully coming into contact with concrete policy choices, actual information, and well-informed people. And it’s making a difference.

That’s the dynamic behind many of this spring’s jarring policy reversals on backing out of NATO, Chinese currency manipulation, and relations with Russia.
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  • Trump pronounced in February that “nobody knew health care could be this complicated” until he sat down to look at legislative options.
  • Earlier this week, he explained that he’d changed his mind about North Korea after speaking to Chinese President Xi Jinping because “after listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy.”
  • Having talked it over with his economic and foreign policy advisers, Trump has realized that China stopped manipulating its currency some time ago
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Old 18.04.2017, 17:43
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Seems typical for this administration! Armada was not heading for N. Korea but in the opposite direction.

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As tensions mounted on the Korean Peninsula, Adm. Harry Harris made a dramatic announcement: An aircraft carrier had been ordered to sail north from Singapore on April 8 toward the Western Pacific.

Asked about the deployment in an interview with Fox Business Network that aired April 12, President Trump said: “We are sending an armada, very powerful.”

U.S. media went into overdrive, and Fox reported on April 14 that the armada was “steaming” toward North Korea.

Instead of steaming toward the Korea Peninsula, the carrier strike group was actually headed in the opposite direction to take part in “scheduled exercises with Australian forces in the Indian Ocean,” according to Defense News, which first reported the story.

CNN cited U.S. defense officials as saying the aircraft carrier would arrive off the Korean Peninsula at the end of April.
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Old 19.04.2017, 18:49
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Aha!
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Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump (R) says he wouldn’t get out much if he wins the Oval Office next year.

“I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” Trump, 69, tells ITK. "I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”

“You don’t have time to take time off,” Trump adds.
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Old 19.04.2017, 18:58
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The Emirates airline on Wednesday announced it would be reducing flights to the U.S. in response to "weakened travel demand" amid pushback to President Trump's travel ban and other administration restrictions.

The Middle East's biggest airline said it would be "reducing flights to five of the 12 US cities we currently serve."

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I hope the Trump hotels and resorts in the US are not suffering
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Old 20.04.2017, 10:49
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The Emirates airline on Wednesday announced it would be reducing flights to the U.S. in response to "weakened travel demand" amid pushback to President Trump's travel ban and other administration restrictions.

The Middle East's biggest airline said it would be "reducing flights to five of the 12 US cities we currently serve."
Maybe passengers are avoiding direct flights and hubbing through European airports?

I was in the USA in March and the queue at airport immigration was no shorter than usual.
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Old 20.04.2017, 20:19
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump administration continues its efforts to destroy the US tourist business!!

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US could end visa-free travel for Europeans, Donald Trump's Secretary of Homeland Security says
Move could affect around 14 million European citizens who visit the US without a visa each year
The comments come after airlines warned of a ’Trump slump’ that saw international travel to the US drop 6.5 per cent in the eight days following the President’s proposed travel ban in January.

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Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive of the world's largest online booking company Expedia Inc. has warned the tourism market is in for some tough times as holiday goers steer clear of the U.S. due to immigration bans and hard-line border restrictions.
Airlines and hotels have begun slashing prices as the fall-out from President Donald Trump's policies continues.
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Oddly Khosrowshahi is an immigrant originally from Iran
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Arne Sorenson, the chief executive of Marriott International (world's largest hotel company) warns that President Donald Trump’s immigration policies are damaging the U.S. tourism industry because foreign travellers are avoiding America.

There were signs that “companies and conferences were also choosing to host events in other countries due to the uncertainty over restrictions on entry” to the U.S

"The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that during the three months ended in February, spending by foreigners on travel in the U.S. amounted to almost $44 billion, down an annualized, inflation-adjusted 10.2 percent from the three months ended in October, before Trump won the election."

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It is estimated 10 million people work in US tourism so a 10% drop could risk 1 million jobs!
So much for MAGA!
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Old 20.04.2017, 21:52
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Seems the North Korea bound US aircraft carrier got lost again and is in Germany on the Dortmund-Ems-Canal

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Maybe passengers are avoiding direct flights and hubbing through European airports?

I was in the USA in March and the queue at airport immigration was no shorter than usual.
March 2016 or March 2017?
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Old 21.04.2017, 08:53
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Maybe passengers are avoiding direct flights and hubbing through European airports?
Which would mean the ban is pointless...
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Old 21.04.2017, 11:22
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Which would mean the ban is pointless...
Would that really surprise you?
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Old 21.04.2017, 11:32
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

World is full of nutters

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Canada judge who wore Trump hat to court faces disciplinary hearing.

Ontario court justice Bernd Zabel, who wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap following the US election, could be removed from bench after flood of complaints
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Old 21.04.2017, 12:07
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World is full of nutters

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A state employee has to represent the state at his workplace, not advertise for a party, political program or a single politician.

Whether this is enough to remove him may be a different matter but I guess requirements on judges are increased due to the power they hold.
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Old 23.04.2017, 22:43
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump tweets today
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New polls out today are very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and almost always negative. Would still beat Hillary in popular vote.
ABC News/Washington Post Poll (wrong big on election) said almost all stand by their vote on me & 53% said strong leader.


From the polls he is quoting
Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
Approve 42%
Disapprove 53%

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the major changes in government spending that Trump has proposed?
Approve 37%
Disapprove 50%

Q: Do you think Trump is in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today, or is he out of touch?
In Touch 38%
Out of touch 58%

Q: Do you think Trump is honest and trustworthy, or not?
No 58%

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