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Old 22.06.2017, 10:29
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Solar panels on the wall. Great imagination...

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Mr Trump told cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday that he would "give you an idea that nobody has heard about yet".
Next week the Man-baby's imagination is going to gift the world with this round thingy he likes to call "the wheel".
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Old 22.06.2017, 11:39
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Solar panels on the wall. Great imagination...



Next week the Man-baby's imagination is going to gift the world with this round thingy he likes to call "the wheel".
"I dreamed up that solar panel idea all on my own, it was me! Me! Great! My idea! It just came to me! Just a few months after the WSJ ran an article suggesting solar panels on the wall, and after some of the design proposals included solar panels. Oh, and MAGA!"
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Old 22.06.2017, 13:46
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Solar panels on the wall. Great imagination...

Next week the Man-baby's imagination is going to gift the world with this round thingy he likes to call "the wheel".
At the same rally Trump said he would pass a law to stop immigrants receiving public benefits during their first 5 years, but that has been the law since 1996! Maybe he is planning some fine tuning

I have the impression that most of Trump's administration now simply ignore him and get on with their own work?

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U.S. officials pressed China to get tougher with North Korea during high-level meetings in Washington on Wednesday involving Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Asked about the Trump Twitter statement “While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!”

Mattis said Trump represents “the American peoples’ frustration with the regime that provokes and provokes and provokes and basically plays outside the rules, plays fast and loose with the truth.”

I assume Mattis was talking about the N. Korea regime, not the US one.
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Old 22.06.2017, 14:12
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Seems there is yet another basic difference between UK and US political views.

This week the Democrats failed to win the long established Republican Congress seats they were contesting and now the US newspapers portray this as a boost for the Republicans.

In the UK a 20 point swing shown by several election results against a party would be seen as a boost for the other party even if they lost! Look at the fuss about the recent Labour result although their swing was far smaller
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Old 22.06.2017, 17:34
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has rejected overtures from United States President Donald Trump to increase jobs in the US, citing work visa restrictions as a reason.

In a newspaper interview, chief executive Joe Jimenez said Switzerland and Europe were more attractive for the firm.

The comments follow a White House meeting in January between Trump and several pharma bosses, including Jimenez who leads the industry lobby group PhRMA.
Trump called on the industry to reduce drug prices and to build more jobs in the US.

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Old 22.06.2017, 17:55
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Gee, didn't think of that now did you Trump. Restrict work visas means less jobs - gosh what a shock!
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Old 22.06.2017, 18:06
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Gee, didn't think of that now did you Trump. Restrict work visas means less jobs - gosh what a shock!
Theresa May needs to learn that too,
She still thinks she is Home Secretary tasked with reducing immigrants
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Old 22.06.2017, 18:25
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Seems there is yet another basic difference between UK and US political views.

This week the Democrats failed to win the long established Republican Congress seats they were contesting and now the US newspapers portray this as a boost for the Republicans.

In the UK a 20 point swing shown by several election results against a party would be seen as a boost for the other party even if they lost! Look at the fuss about the recent Labour result although their swing was far smaller
I think it is also because various pundits were predicting that the Dems would win and that it would be an embarrassing setback for Trump.

A major victory can sometimes mean just beating predictions.

The media also have a lot of power to interpret any story to say what they want it to say. Don't expect too much logic or consistency.
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Old 22.06.2017, 18:33
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Theresa May needs to learn that too,
She still thinks she is Home Secretary tasked with reducing immigrants
Different thing. US has always restricted immigration for work purposes. UK hasn't been able to since it joined the EU. Now we're leaving we can put a similar system in place to the Swiss where priority is given to those already living in the UK. Workers with the necessary skills/experience in areas where such are in short supply will have no problems getting a permit to live in the UK, same as is already the case for non-EUs.
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Old 22.06.2017, 21:45
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Different thing. US has always restricted immigration for work purposes. UK hasn't been able to since it joined the EU. Now we're leaving we can put a similar system in place to the Swiss where priority is given to those already living in the UK. Workers with the necessary skills/experience in areas where such are in short supply will have no problems getting a permit to live in the UK, same as is already the case for non-EUs.
Um no!

Mrs May, speaking at the manifesto launch in Halifax, said:
"Restating the commitment to bring net immigration down to tens of thousands a year"
"Increasing the amount levied on firms employing migrant workers"

Nothing about meeting demand for workers?

"She is fixated about reducing immigrants; when she was Home Secretary she even suppressed the report that showed the positive benefits of immigrants"

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Old 22.06.2017, 22:06
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Um no!

Mrs May, speaking at the manifesto launch in Halifax, said:
"Restating the commitment to bring net immigration down to tens of thousands a year"
"Increasing the amount levied on firms employing migrant workers"

Nothing about meeting demand for workers?

"She is fixated about reducing immigrants; when she was Home Secretary she even suppressed the report that showed the positive benefits of immigrants"

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And so she should be. 336,000 more immigrants since 2015!

"Net migration of 336,000 accounted for 62.4%, while the difference between birth and death rates made up 35.8%."

"Net international migration continued to be the main driver, but there was also an increase in births and fewer deaths than last year."

The population of the UK has increased by just over five million in 11 years - previously it took 35 years, from 1970 to 2005, to make the same leap.

Population change in the UK has averaged 482,000 a year over the past decade."

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40372533

Such numbers cannot be sustained and must be brought under control.
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And so she should be. 336,000 more immigrants since 2015!

"Net migration of 336,000 accounted for 62.4%, while the difference between birth and death rates made up 35.8%."

"Net international migration continued to be the main driver, but there was also an increase in births and fewer deaths than last year."

The population of the UK has increased by just over five million in 11 years - previously it took 35 years, from 1970 to 2005, to make the same leap.

Population change in the UK has averaged 482,000 a year over the past decade."

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40372533

Such numbers cannot be sustained and must be brought under control.
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Expat, surely.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

In case you missed it

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Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 4h

With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.
Trump seems determined to damage his own presidency and to cast doubt on his personal credibility.

Probably the Russians recorded it

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Expat, surely.
Immigrant, in fact (to the UK), since that's the point of that post.

It seems to be the same all over the world: it's the recent immigrants, the newly minted citizens, who rail the loudest against further immigration to their new home (even if they don't live there any more).

Rather like all those SVP/UDC-voting new citizens in Switzerland. I'm all right, Jack...
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Immigrant, in fact (to the UK), since that's the point of that post.

It seems to be the same all over the world: it's the recent immigrants, the newly minted citizens, who rail the loudest against further immigration to their new home (even if they don't live there any more).

Rather like all those SVP/UDC-voting new citizens in Switzerland. I'm all right, Jack...
That is very true. Very disconcerting.

And it leads into a circle: Those make you wonder whether our attitude of naturalization should maybe be restricted in order to .... not suddenly have restrictive attitude of naturalization
So far all I can do is sit and watch it happen.
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Old 23.06.2017, 00:22
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Now Trump is targeting the US travel industry

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President Trump has taken a small step toward "extreme vetting" of foreign travelers to the United States, signing an executive order that will have the effect of slowing down visas for tourists, business travelers and other short-term visitors.

The order, signed late Wednesday with no fanfare or advance notice, updates a 2012 executive order by President Barack Obama.
That order tried to boost the U.S. travel industry by speeding up the process for vetting people entering the country on non-immigrant visas.
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That is very true. Very disconcerting.

And it leads into a circle: Those make you wonder whether our attitude of naturalization should maybe be restricted in order to .... not suddenly have restrictive attitude of naturalization
So far all I can do is sit and watch it happen.
It is named something like the "lifeboat syndrome".
Based on the experience from maritime disasters where people who manage to get into lifeboats then obstruct other people from getting aboard
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Maybe Trump, after he was elected President, should have considered stopping launching new attacks on Obama?

Karma!

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Former President Barack Obama on Thursday denounced the Senate proposal to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.

"The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill,” Obama wrote.
“It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.
It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else.”
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Expat, surely.
As the trailing spouse of said emigrant/expat yes I do say restrictions are needed. We came here long before the Free Movement Agreement was enacted here, but no problem in getting a permit as husband is an expert in his field and no one else in Switzerland who could do what he does. Nearly 20 years later that's still the case.

The UK will bring in a system similar to the Swiss or Oz one so the skills they need will be allowed in. That's always been the case.
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