Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics
View Poll Results: Will Trump be a good President?
Yes 71 27.41%
No 188 72.59%
Voters: 259. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8201  
Old 01.08.2017, 16:34
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 7,034
Groaned at 234 Times in 185 Posts
Thanked 9,095 Times in 4,865 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
We have an ongoing contest in the office: who's next?

We crossed out the ones who have already been axed, and anyone who wants to participate pays $2 and picks the name of the next person to be axed. He/she who wins gets the goodie pot. Then we restart.

Gotta create your own entertainment.
Reminds me of Hunger Games.
Reply With Quote
  #8202  
Old 01.08.2017, 16:54
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA, former Zurich
Posts: 2,050
Groaned at 14 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 4,811 Times in 1,660 Posts
BokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Reminds me of Hunger Games.
Never seen the movie(s) nor read the book(s) - are they good?
Reply With Quote
  #8203  
Old 01.08.2017, 21:51
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 7,916
Groaned at 107 Times in 97 Posts
Thanked 8,333 Times in 4,474 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Looks like Scaramucci managed to ruin his entire life within 10 days. I've not witnessed anything like that ever. And the way he did it he must have been flying high on a drug we don't know, 'cause he obviously has no one else to blame for it - and nobody can be so dumb and careless when sober? Is there something in the air at white-house? They should check the technical installations there.

Apparently he wrote a book "Hopping over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success", he better rereads it now.
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank curley for this useful post:
  #8204  
Old 01.08.2017, 22:26
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Timbuktoo/Zürich
Posts: 6,541
Groaned at 1,014 Times in 559 Posts
Thanked 2,586 Times in 1,689 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

probably fed LSD!
Quote:
View Post
Looks like Scaramucci managed to ruin his entire life within 10 days. I've not witnessed anything like that ever. And the way he did it he must have been flying high on a drug we don't know, 'cause he obviously has no one else to blame for it - and nobody can be so dumb and careless when sober? Is there something in the air at white-house? They should check the technical installations there.

Apparently he wrote a book "Hopping over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success", he better rereads it now.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank omtatsat for this useful post:
  #8205  
Old 02.08.2017, 00:21
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,001
Groaned at 300 Times in 259 Posts
Thanked 12,727 Times in 7,004 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Looks like Scaramucci managed to ruin his entire life within 10 days. I've not witnessed anything like that ever. And the way he did it he must have been flying high on a drug we don't know, 'cause he obviously has no one else to blame for it - and nobody can be so dumb and careless when sober? Is there something in the air at white-house? They should check the technical installations there.

Apparently he wrote a book "Hopping over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success", he better rereads it now.
Lost his job, wife and missed the birth of his child; no rational explanation!
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #8206  
Old 02.08.2017, 00:41
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,064
Groaned at 60 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 2,998 Times in 1,664 Posts
rainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond reputerainer_d has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
probably fed LSD!
"I'm just microdosing, I swear."
Reply With Quote
  #8207  
Old 02.08.2017, 11:14
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 2,672
Groaned at 68 Times in 64 Posts
Thanked 6,177 Times in 2,889 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Lost his job, wife and missed the birth of his child; no rational explanation!
And sold his business to allow him to take up the role, all thanks to the most lethal drug known to mankind.... Power.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Blueangel for this useful post:
  #8208  
Old 02.08.2017, 11:16
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 7,034
Groaned at 234 Times in 185 Posts
Thanked 9,095 Times in 4,865 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Lost his job, wife and missed the birth of his child; no rational explanation!
No problem, he'll get another job, wife and child...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank greenmount for this useful post:
  #8209  
Old 02.08.2017, 11:21
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 8,985
Groaned at 72 Times in 63 Posts
Thanked 13,302 Times in 5,956 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Looks like Scaramucci managed to ruin his entire life within 10 days. I've not witnessed anything like that ever. And the way he did it he must have been flying high on a drug we don't know, 'cause he obviously has no one else to blame for it - and nobody can be so dumb and careless when sober? Is there something in the air at white-house? They should check the technical installations there.

Apparently he wrote a book "Hopping over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success", he better rereads it now.
Wait for his next books:
Fear and loathing in DC
or
The Yes Men Fix the Whithouse
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank aSwissInTheUS for this useful post:
  #8210  
Old 02.08.2017, 11:43
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Geneva
Posts: 580
Groaned at 47 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 1,038 Times in 601 Posts
Reb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson (trying to mop up after Trump?)

"Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that Mr Trump told him that there would be a military conflict between the two countries if Pyongyang continued with its aim to develop a missile programme with the US in its range... Mr Graham added: "If there's going to be a war... it will be over there. If thousands die, they're going to die over there. They're not going to die here. And he [Trump] has told me that to my face.""

9 terrifying things Donald Trump has publicly said about nuclear weapons


Trump is a scary clown. Who will he do next? Start a war to distract from domestic problems? He says he can handle North Korea but he can't even handle the White House. The NK regime must see this and must be watching everything he says and tweets. What if they overreact?

CNN was interviewing an academic last night (article) who had correctly predicted Trump's win, and many other presidential wins, and who is also predicting that Trump will be impeached, but perhaps not for a long while yet. He said that the Republican party was unlikely to go for that until it felt that its survival was at stake. God knows what Trump might do in the meantime.

This was also covered by CNN on Monday, happening just before the press conference announcing the latest shake-up in the White House:
Trump awards Medal of Honor to Army medic 48 years later
What a stark contrast. Someone who had shown extreme bravery having to stand and listen to and then receive a medal from someone whose college attendance and "temporary bad feet" meant that he was not drafted. And 48 years later? Why did they wait so long and why on that day? Perhaps the award ceremony was mainly an attempt to distract from the chaos in the White House.

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Reb77Br for this useful post:
  #8211  
Old 02.08.2017, 12:01
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,001
Groaned at 300 Times in 259 Posts
Thanked 12,727 Times in 7,004 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Now it seems that Donald Trump dictated his son's statement about his meeting with the Russian lawyer (who had represented the FSB (source)) also attended by a former Soviet spy (source).

Trump 'dictated' son's statement on Russian lawyer meeting

If Trump Senior had not been informed about this meeting, as Trump Junior claimed, why would he dictate the statement? But perhaps it's not significant other than to show that Trump Senior wanted to take matters in hand.
Now apparently confirmed by the White House!

Quote:
Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement about Russia meeting, White House says
Source

Meanwhile Trump's lawyer demonstrates he has even less respect for the truth than his Master!

Quote:
"I wasn't involved in the statement drafting at all, nor was the President.
I'm assuming that was between Mr. Donald Trump Jr., between Don Jr. and his lawyer.
I'm sure his lawyer was involved, that's how you do it,"Sekulow said. "So to put this on the President, I think is absolutely incorrect."
Source

So now we know how much credibility to give future statements by Sekulow about Trump.?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #8212  
Old 02.08.2017, 12:30
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Geneva
Posts: 580
Groaned at 47 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 1,038 Times in 601 Posts
Reb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
Meanwhile Trump's lawyer demonstrates he has even less respect for the truth than his Master!

Source

So now we know how much credibility to give future statements by Sekulow about Trump.?
"then Trump personally decided to have the statement say Trump Jr. had met with the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to discuss adoption of Russian children by people in the US"

Trump also said that his extended chat with Vladimir Putin at that dinner had been about that subject.

"If that seems a strange topic for a post-meal chat it helps to understand that, when it comes to US-Russia relations, a conversation about adoption isn't really about adoption. It's about sanctions."
Why did Putin talk to Trump about 'adoption'?

Wonder if Trump has signed that sanctions bill yet.
Reply With Quote
  #8213  
Old 02.08.2017, 18:52
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,001
Groaned at 300 Times in 259 Posts
Thanked 12,727 Times in 7,004 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
The House and Senate reached a deal Saturday to slap Russia with fresh sanctions and give Congress new veto power to block any easing of those sanctions (by Trump) -- an agreement that could send a new bill to President Donald Trump's desk before the end of the month.

.......

Doubt Trump will be happy to have his options limited by this
Quote:
View Post
He'll likely refuse to sign it.
Trump did sign the Bill which not only increases Russian sanctions but severely limits Trump's ability to remove/reduce the sanction.
Not that Trump had much choice; the House overwhelmingly backed the bill, 419-3, and the Senate rapidly followed their lead on a 98-2 vote. Those overwhelming margins guaranteed that Congress would be able to veto any attempt by Trump to reject the measure.
Astonishing display of lack of trust in their own President

Source
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #8214  
Old 02.08.2017, 19:17
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Timbuktoo/Zürich
Posts: 6,541
Groaned at 1,014 Times in 559 Posts
Thanked 2,586 Times in 1,689 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

is that a handshake? Or does Trump want to kiss Putin's hand?

Last edited by omtatsat; 06.12.2017 at 08:53.
Reply With Quote
  #8215  
Old 02.08.2017, 20:02
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 7,916
Groaned at 107 Times in 97 Posts
Thanked 8,333 Times in 4,474 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
is that a handshake? Or does Trump want to kiss Putin's hand?
To be honest, I studied that strange gesture too when I first saw the photo.
Reply With Quote
  #8216  
Old 02.08.2017, 20:09
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Timbuktoo/Zürich
Posts: 6,541
Groaned at 1,014 Times in 559 Posts
Thanked 2,586 Times in 1,689 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

but this one tops them

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video...-lady-48486103
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank omtatsat for this useful post:
  #8217  
Old 02.08.2017, 20:37
StirB's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2,692
Groaned at 91 Times in 81 Posts
Thanked 4,225 Times in 1,819 Posts
StirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond reputeStirB has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
View Post
To be honest, I studied that strange gesture too when I first saw the photo.
It's very much an alpha domination thing. I work with people who get massively p*ssed off if someone does what Putin did (i.e. turn hands so you are on top / dominant), i've seen stand up arguments because of it.

It's a power-play, and surprise, surprise, Putin came out top again.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank StirB for this useful post:
  #8218  
Old 02.08.2017, 20:38
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 238
Groaned at 23 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 352 Times in 151 Posts
Plau Deri is considered knowledgeablePlau Deri is considered knowledgeablePlau Deri is considered knowledgeable
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I don't see a problem with this. Or is it just an old (dead) European tradition to always greet the lady first and then the gentleman?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Plau Deri for this useful post:
  #8219  
Old 02.08.2017, 20:49
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Timbuktoo/Zürich
Posts: 6,541
Groaned at 1,014 Times in 559 Posts
Thanked 2,586 Times in 1,689 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

yes i agree. the joke was on trump
Quote:
View Post
I don't see a problem with this. Or is it just an old (dead) European tradition to always greet the lady first and then the gentleman?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank omtatsat for this useful post:
  #8220  
Old 02.08.2017, 21:07
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 9,001
Groaned at 300 Times in 259 Posts
Thanked 12,727 Times in 7,004 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Quote:
Congress is starting to treat President Trump as an interested – if not totally informed – bystander, and not the leader of a legislative agenda.
Let Obamacare fail?
Change the Senate rules?
Bipartisanship has actually broken out on health care, with efforts brewing to shore up the individual insurance market.
On Russia, Trump is reluctantly set to sign a sanctions bill his Secretary of State says he and the president are not "very happy about," forced by overwhelming numbers in Congress.
Source

Edit; - also Trump telling the Senate not to do anything else now other than healthcare has been totally ignored

Last edited by marton; 02.08.2017 at 21:25.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will Hillary Clinton run for president again? PanFastic International affairs/politics 159 09.10.2018 02:31
Poll: Will Trump win the 2020 elections? k_and_e International affairs/politics 14 05.06.2018 22:06
A generic "will my salary be good enough" post Larsh Employment 51 12.12.2017 12:51
Will Trump be the next US President? Phil_MCR International affairs/politics 2618 14.11.2016 11:16
Shall I inform my employer that I will be self employed or be a owner of a company? Broth76 Business & entrepreneur 6 09.07.2012 16:59


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:31.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0