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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

She's young by association.
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Old 25.08.2017, 08:32
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Actually I guess MC was referring to Winnetou by Karl May. Every home had it, back home too
A complete unknown in the US, you wouldn't find a book of his in nearly any home or book store.

Strange how he's not American and had never been to any of the places he wrote about. Yet he's been instrumental in shaping the whole way Germans et al. think about the Old West.
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Old 25.08.2017, 08:33
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Aaah, it is all crystal clear now.

The alt-righters' MO on here. Say something offensive, feel proud that they have offended, get pissy when someone calls them on it or offends them back. Restricting freedom of offence, love it.
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Old 25.08.2017, 08:45
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Seven charity groups have cancelled their plans to host fundraising events at President Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., over the president's response to the violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Not sure this is the best approach but I suppose people want to make their point in some way?
Now it is 18 charity groups who have cancelled their plans to host fundraising events at President Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla..

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Now it is 18 charity groups who have cancelled their plans to host fundraising events at President Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla..

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Charities are losers, they don't even make any profits.
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A complete unknown in the US, you wouldn't find a book of his in nearly any home or book store.

Strange how he's not American and had never been to any of the places he wrote about. Yet he's been instrumental in shaping the whole way Germans et al. think about the Old West.
It's OK really, we all know that Bram Stoker has never been to Transylvania either..

(although I think he might have nailed it...)
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It's OK really, we all know that Bram Stoker has never been to Transylvania either..

(although I think he might have nailed it...)
I just find it strange that he's unknown in the US, even though:

“My whole adolescence stood under his sign. Indeed, even today, he has been dear to me in many a desperate hour…”
-Albert Einstein

“What I liked most in his writings was the courageous stand for peace and mutual understanding, which inspires nearly all his books…”
-Albert Schweitzer

“He is the most brilliant representative of a truly original type of fiction – i.e. fiction as wish-fulfillment…” -Herman Hesse

http://www.karlmayusa.com
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I just find it strange that he's unknown in the US, even though:

“My whole adolescence stood under his sign. Indeed, even today, he has been dear to me in many a desperate hour…”
-Albert Einstein

“What I liked most in his writings was the courageous stand for peace and mutual understanding, which inspires nearly all his books…”
-Albert Schweitzer

“He is the most brilliant representative of a truly original type of fiction – i.e. fiction as wish-fulfillment…” -Herman Hesse

http://www.karlmayusa.com
"Karl May captures America in a way nobody else has managed since Saul Bellow and Phillip Roth" - Abraham Lincoln
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"Karl May was my hero and helped me shape America to be the country it could be" - Thomas Jefferson
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I see DTRUMP portrayed as the Statue of Liberty doing the Nazi salute. Do you?
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I just find it strange that he's unknown in the US
I would have thought that just about everybody had at least heard of, if not read, Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Whoosh.
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I would have thought that just about everybody had at least heard of, if not read, Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto.
I'm not sure what you're getting at.
Most people have heard of those books.

They're not written about a place by a person who has never been there, and unheard of by the people who actually live there.
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they're not written about a place by a person who has never been there, and unheard of by the people who actually live there.
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I'm not sure what you're getting at.
Most people have heard of those books.

They're not written about a place by a person who has never been there, and unheard of by the people who actually live there.
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Whoosh.
Just putting those posts in the right order.

(pilatus1 deleted an earlier post along similar lines, which drew StirB's apt response)
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What's Dumbledore got to do with it?
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So you haven't seen any of the threads calling Theresa May and Corbyn? Or the thread about Merkel?

About Brexit? I don't follow that thread anymore, ever. Sorry to disappoint, Brexit is over from my point of view. Uk is interesting only as a NATO member.

Re. Merkel, very little criticism towards Merkel apart from a few people who were labeled alt-right. Same as those who don't join the anti-Trump hysterics.


Btw, can I have an opinion or are you going to "stalk" me all over EF?
I am used to that.
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A complete unknown in the US, you wouldn't find a book of his in nearly any home or book store.

Strange how he's not American and had never been to any of the places he wrote about. Yet he's been instrumental in shaping the whole way Germans et al. think about the Old West.

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They're not written about a place by a person who has never been there, and unheard of by the people who actually live there.
Hmm, I can't think of similar examples for the moment but am pretty sure they do exist.

Why are you so surprised? It's fiction. In fact it's rather funny, the way they did shape other people's impression on the Old West. But surprising it is not.

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What Would Donald Trump Do?
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