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Actually it's a pleonasm, ghettoes are by definition lived in by minorities.
So a minority ghetto is lived in by a majority?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I wish he (do we finally agree somebody does the tweeting job for him as I said months ago, lol) tweeted funnier stuff. So far he gets nailed mainly for typos. Which, I also think are there to trick people into believing he is a simple man, like everybody. It is a stunt, me thinks.
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Old 24.08.2017, 17:15
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I think he often gets nailed for the content, as well as the delivery.

To be fair, the way he speaks and has written in the past would suggest his entire life has been performance art, if it isn't his real persona and level of English.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So again he expects other people to do the heave lifting for him.

By his controversial speeches he ensures the various fractions will keep being separated instead of united but that can't be a problem of course.

Such a unifying leader!

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So a minority ghetto is lived in by a majority?
There are no majority ghettoes.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So, as you may be aware Trump has overseen the redecoration of the White house.


Its pretty bland and not very noteworthy, apart from the strange fetish with Eagles everywhere.


The Guardian notes:


"But you only have to look back at the words of one of the country’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, to realise what an appropriate symbol the eagle is for president Trump. “I wish that the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country,” Franklin wrote to his daughter in 1784. “He is a bird of bad moral character, he does not get his living honestly.” The eagle, he continues, is “too lazy to fish for himself,” so he waits on a nearby branch and steals from other birds instead. “Like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor and often very lousy,” he concludes. “Besides he is a rank coward.”"


Ben Franklin was indeed a wise man.
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There are no majority ghettoes.
You've never been to Glasgow, then?
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Maybe in some countries, but my experience growing up was that it refered to economically deprived areas where substance abuse and petty crime was rife.
And before then, too.

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And his mama cries
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day?
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see
Do we simply turn our heads, and look the other way?

Well, the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal, and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

Then one night in desperation
The young man breaks away
He buys a gun, he steals a car
He tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And as her young man dies (in the ghetto)
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And his mama cries (in the ghetto)
(In the ghetto)
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So again he expects other people to do the heave lifting for him.

By his controversial speeches he ensures the various fractions will keep being separated instead of united but that can't be a problem of course.

Such a unifying leader!
Careful, criticising others' word choices...

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Actually it's a pleonasm, ghettoes are by definition lived in by minorities.
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So far he gets nailed mainly for typos. Which, I also think are there to trick people into believing he is a simple man, like everybody. It is a stunt, me thinks.


He's quite a troll.
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Maybe in some countries, but my experience growing up was that it refered to economically deprived areas where substance abuse and petty crime was rife.
Same, with the additional conditions that it's only used for (western) Europe and North America, and that the inhabitants are predominantly non-white or non-christian.
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Careful, criticising others' word choices...
I will be once I'm CH's president and am using my mother tongue.
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I think he often gets nailed for the content, as well as the delivery.

To be fair, the way he speaks and has written in the past would suggest his entire life has been performance art, if it isn't his real persona and level of English.
If you watch interviews with him from the early '90's, he's clearly dumbed down his language and delivery over recent years.

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You've never been to Glasgow, then?
Or Platt Bridge (which was known locally as 'bandit country')

Babies are born with two hard wired fears, falling and loud noises. Everything else is nurture. Disney's 'The Living Desert' made me scared of snakes, and 'Jaws' made me scared of sharks. The chances or me being killed by a snake or shark are extremely miniscule, so my fear of them is irrational.

OH was born and raised in apartheid, yet he wasn't scared of going into townships. He used to drop friends and colleagues off at their homes there. His dad's business had one of their warehouses inside a township. However, he was wary of going to Ponte City which is a major landmark of the city. OH and his brothers are the most non-prejudiced people I know because their dad didn't behave in that way, they adored him, and they followed his example.
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I think he often gets nailed for the content, as well as the delivery.

To be fair, the way he speaks and has written in the past would suggest his entire life has been performance art, if it isn't his real persona and level of English.
You are probably right on the content criticism, I don't read those since the anti-Trump sentiment webs are usually too emotional. I don't read any pro-Trump webs, either, they might be equally drowned in too much human factor, lol.
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I wish he (do we finally agree somebody does the tweeting job for him as I said months ago, lol) tweeted funnier stuff. So far he gets nailed mainly for typos. Which, I also think are there to trick people into believing he is a simple man, like everybody. It is a stunt, me thinks.
He does both - someone tweets for him, but then he gets impatient and tweets himself.

Not exactly a simple man though. He has not a good sense of humor, either, I think.
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Same, with the additional conditions that it's only used for (western) Europe and North America, and that the inhabitants are predominantly non-white or non-christian.
Again, not in my experience, though I appreciate it may not be the norm. The non-white kids I grew up with were the children of professional people, and when we left primary school, they went off to public and boarding schools. In my high school of 1,250 kids, there were no Asian kids (they'd all gone to boarding school), 1 black kid and 3 mixed race kids. Our head girl was the only non-white girl in the entire school, as she was the most popular girl. When my brother went to uni, he shared student digs with an Egyptian muslim guy, and nobody in my family batted an eye lid or made comment. I can honestly say that, until I was 16, I was only aware of prejudice and 'ghettos' from media and going to football matches.
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If you watch interviews with him from the early '90's, he's clearly dumbed down his language and delivery over recent years.
You attribute this to something other than old age catching up with him?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

President Trump and Veteran Affairs.

Whether it was already in the works, whether it's a bipartisan issue (therefore less controversial), whether the timing was right, etc. - let's give credit where credit is due.

I am glad that both Congress and the President are working together and were able to move this forward.

"This is worth noting here. You're talking about Congress acting in a bipartisan fashion, sending legislation quickly to the president. He's signing it. This is the exception to the rule in Washington these days, Quil."
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You attribute this to something other than old age catching up with him?
I think he's had vocal and delivery training, probably for his reality tv career. His earlier interviews were more fast talking, wise guy presentation with very pinched vowels.
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You attribute this to something other than old age catching up with him?
I think it's deliberate. I only noticed one vocabulary slip in the debates, he said "It's not just braggadocio", a "10 cent word" he generally avoids that kind of vocabulary.
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