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Old 14.07.2017, 15:37
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I'm surprised the other leaders aren't queuing up to invite him for a state visit. If your own popularity is flagging, invite the orange clown over to press (yank?) the flesh and act like a berk. You can't fail to look the very model of a head of state next to that.
You got a point but behind every of those men stands a strong woman. Who will clearly say NO. Latest from now on.
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Seems to be slightly more than 1,700 now
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Two out of three applicants to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, fail its polygraph test!
It's a big reason approximately 2,000 jobs are empty, recently slipping below 20,000 agents for the first time since 2009.
The hiring difficulties have become so acute they recently took the unusual step of asking Congress to use money earmarked for 300 jobs for other purposes.

That raises doubts about President Donald Trump's pledge to add 5,000 agents.
A friend of mine used to work for a contractor that vets candidates for government positions. He said you would not believe the number of people applying for high security clearance jobs that are utterly unqualified. However the contractor must spend a lot of time investigating all applicants thoroughly.

There are the usual folks with no more than a GED (that's a certificate equivalent to a high school diploma) and those without any relevant work experience.

Many applicants are criminals, ranging from petty thieves to felons convicted of violent assault or rape. There are also white-collar criminals, folks who embezzled money from a prior employer or club.

The number of educated, qualified, non-criminal applicants is rather low. Some of them freak out about the idea of a polygraph test and withdraw their application.
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A polygraph test is part of a job-interview in the US?

Crass, even for a governemental job. (Did Trump go through one?)


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Old 14.07.2017, 18:55
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A Federal judge has now ruled Grandparents and other extended relatives are exempt from President Trump’s travel ban i.e. they are close relatives for visa purposes so blocking Trumps ruling!!

Edit - The Supreme Court ruling effectively allowed part of Trump’s executive order to go into effect, including a 90-day ban on people entering the United States from six mostly-Muslim countries who “lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”
Trump administration narrowly defined the term "bona fide relationship " and now a Federal judge has blocked this definition
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A polygraph test is part of a job-interview in the US?

Crass, even for a governemental job. (Did Trump go through one?)
Yes, for some government jobs that require security clearance. Trump doesn't need one due to the office. See this slightly older article for more info.
https://www.voanews.com/a/security-c...r/3602747.html

Kushner is operating on an interim clearance while waiting for top secret to come through. One wonders with the recent revelations about his meetings with Russian officials whether this will be granted. He didn't mention any meetings with Russian officials on his initial security clearance paperwork, and claims it was an oversight, not intentional.
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Old 14.07.2017, 22:13
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A friend of mine used to work for a contractor that vets candidates for government positions. He said you would not believe the number of people applying for high security clearance jobs that are utterly unqualified. However the contractor must spend a lot of time investigating all applicants thoroughly.

There are the usual folks with no more than a GED (that's a certificate equivalent to a high school diploma) and those without any relevant work experience.

Many applicants are criminals, ranging from petty thieves to felons convicted of violent assault or rape. There are also white-collar criminals, folks who embezzled money from a prior employer or club.

The number of educated, qualified, non-criminal applicants is rather low. Some of them freak out about the idea of a polygraph test and withdraw their application.
One big problem for the Border Patrol is the applicants from drug smuggling gangs who have to be weeded out, hence the lie detector tests.

Another problem is in places away from the border the daily job entails dragging screaming men, women and children onto deportation transport so is not an attractive role for well qualified people!
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Old 14.07.2017, 23:19
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump tweet

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So impt Rep Senators, under leadership of @SenateMajLdr McConnell get healthcare plan approved.
After 7yrs of O'Care disaster, must happen!
Twitter had a lot of fun with this one.

Most popular translation of "impt Rep Senators" is "impotent Republican Senators"
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Old 14.07.2017, 23:40
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If Trump was the sort of warm hearted character that one could have sympathy for then now would be the time.

His healthcare bill that Republicans have been promising for over 7 years to replace Obamacare is still stuck in a swamp of Republican faction fighting with no light visible at the end of the tunnel.

His budget bill is also stuck not helped by a press conference yesterday where U.S. House Freedom Caucus announced they also want a firm tax reform plan before agreeing any budget deal.
The tax reform Bill is also stuck due to Congress having insufficient time to discuss it while they are spending too much time on the above two items. Anyway there is the usual Republican faction fighting to fix.

Meanwhile the independent Congress Budget Office (CBO) has announced the figures in the Trump budget proposal do not add up. The White House response was to distribute a video claiming the CBO are not competent

As for Trump's campaign promise to fix the opioid epedemic; Trump signed his executive order on opioids in March demanding his new Opioid Commission to release their interim report on June 27. The Commission missed this date and announced a new date of July 17.
Now they announced they will also miss this date, no new date announced; best guess is some time in August.

Trump has signed many executive orders; many of them require reports by specific dates.
24 executive orders require reports by today or earlier; so far ten have delivered on time, seven have definitely missed their due dates; status of the other seven is not publicly known!
More about the CBO report on Trump's budget proposal;

"The CBO thinks Trump's budget math is about $3.4 Trillion off"

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Old 15.07.2017, 08:07
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Pass the popcorn!

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A judge has ruled that a watchdog group is entitled to quick answers to queries seeking the legal justification for the flurry of missile strikes President Donald Trump launched against Syria in April.

It's unclear how much legal vetting Trump administration officials did of the April 6 strikes before the president ordered them.
Spokespeople at various government agencies seemed to initially have little guidance on how the administration was justifying the strikes under U.S. law and under international law.
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Old 15.07.2017, 09:28
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A Federal judge has now ruled Grandparents and other extended relatives are exempt from President Trump’s travel ban i.e. they are close relatives for visa purposes so blocking Trumps ruling!!

Edit - The Supreme Court ruling effectively allowed part of Trump’s executive order to go into effect, including a 90-day ban on people entering the United States from six mostly-Muslim countries who “lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”
Trump administration narrowly defined the term "bona fide relationship " and now a Federal judge has blocked this definition
The Trump administration has asked the supreme court to block a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that diluted his travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with US citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the country.

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Do not really understand the Trump action, surely the Supreme Court is on holiday until October?

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

On June 5th Trump announced;
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Today, I announced an Air Traffic Control Initiative to take American air travel into the future - finally!
The ideas is to take Air Traffic Control out of Govt. hands and turn it over to private enterprise.

Problem is to that to make this happen requires Congressional approval but so far there is not even a date set for this vote. Individual Congressmen do not understand how this change will benefit the states they represent so are not interested!
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No comment: http://time.com/4847949/north-korea-...ump-nuclear-2/
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!
Actually this poll shows Trump at 36% popularity which is the lowest approval rating of any president during their first six months in office in 70 years. At the same point in Presidency Obama was on 59%.

On the eve of the 2016 election, a Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll had Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at a four-point advantage over Trump, with 47 percent to 43 percent. Clinton went on to win the popular vote by almost 3 million votes.

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The BBC average of 5 pre-election polls was Hillary Clinton at a four-point advantage over Trump, with 48 percent to 44 percent. So there is no factual basis to claim ABC/Washington Post Poll was "just about the most inaccurate poll around election time"!

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The final result of the popular vote (not the electoral college) was Hillary Clinton 48% and Trump 46%.

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Edit - I must say if I was running a newspaper business that Trump is trying to destroy I would be attacking him much more savagely than they do
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To distract from the general chaos and lack of legislation progress in Washington, Trump is holding a series of "theme" weeks.
This week is "made in America" week, including a “product showcase," in which American-made products from all 50 states will be brought to the White House.

A White House spokesman declined to say whether the president would use the week to push his daughter Ivanka Trump to manufacture products from her fashion line in the United States instead of overseas.

Many of the president's own Trump branded products are made overseas as well.

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In the first six months of President Donald Trump's tenure, the US has ramped up military operations in trouble spots across the globe and is preparing to do more. This marks a striking contrast to the vision of "America First" retrenchment that Trump presented as a candidate.

The escalation marks a stark about-face from Trump's campaign declarations that the US can no longer afford to be the world's policeman, his questioning of long-held US alliances, and his dismissal of his Democratic opponent's foreign policy by calling her, among other things, "trigger happy Hillary."

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As the article says "Trump's campaign rhetoric was largely designed to get him elected," said James Carafano, a national security analyst at the Heritage Foundation. "You can say whatever you want on the campaign trail, but when you're President you have to deal with the world as it is."
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...As the article says "Trump's campaign rhetoric was largely designed to get him elected," said James Carafano, a national security analyst at the Heritage Foundation. "You can say whatever you want on the campaign trail, but when you're President you have to deal with the world as it is."
This is largely what Cheney and Bush 43 said after Obama was elected. He made a lot of promises, but they knew he couldn't fulfill a lot of them because of how things work. They knew Obama couldn't close Guantanamo long before he did.
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This is largely what Cheney and Bush 43 said after Obama was elected. He made a lot of promises, but they knew he couldn't fulfill a lot of them because of how things work. They knew Obama couldn't close Guantanamo long before he did.
Probably Obama already knew it was just a Campaign promise.
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Dreams meet reality!

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Trump Administration Allows 15,000 Temporary Worker Visas.

Under authority provided by Congress, the Secretary of Homeland Security is permitted to allow the additional visas after determining that the needs of U.S. businesses can't be satisfied with Americans willing and qualified to do the work.

While President Trump has generally opposed bringing in guest workers, he has made an exception for this program. His Mar-a-Lago resort regularly applies for these H2B visas for seasonal employees.
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If Trump succeeds in deporting as many illegal immigrants as he wishes then he will writing new visas like crazy
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Republican healthcare bill goes down the toilet.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40639909

And Trump must produce his visitor records for Mar-a-Lago.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40639370
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Republican healthcare bill goes down the toilet.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40639909

And Trump must produce his visitor records for Mar-a-Lago.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40639370
He just can't stop alternative winning.
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