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Old 15.12.2017, 22:00
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Difficult times for the Congress/Trump tax cuts.
They can only afford to lose two votes in the Senate, lose one more and they will not pass the tax cuts; unless they do the same decent thing that Obama did when an opposing party senator was voted in and wait for them to be seated. In that case they can only afford to lose one vote in the Senate.

So far the following Republican Senators are doubtful yes votes; Marco Rubio R-Fl, Mike Lee of Utah, Bob Corker, Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake and currently out due to sickness John McCain and Thad Cochran, R-Miss

There were concerns that some Democrat senators fearful about 2018 elections would vote with the Republicans but after the Virginia and Alabama results they are less fearful
Don't know Marton, rumor has it over here that the text is finalized (no more changes allowed since noon EST today) and they should release the bill text today at around 5:30pm EST.

Supposedly, Rubio has flip-flopped and is a "yes" now.

Lots of coffee drinking and trepidation around me today. I am chill and on my decaf, about to start my maternity leave, and just curious to see what happens.
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Old 15.12.2017, 22:31
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Don't know Marton, rumor has it over here that the text is finalized (no more changes allowed since noon EST today) and they should release the bill text today at around 5:30pm EST.

Supposedly, Rubio has flip-flopped and is a "yes" now.

Lots of coffee drinking and trepidation around me today. I am chill and on my decaf, about to start my maternity leave, and just curious to see what happens.
Whatever!

Seems these tax cuts will mainly help the 1%?

When the GOP start to cut the services next year that help the poor only to pay for these tax cuts then maybe Trump's base will see the reality; probably not!

The wording of the final bill was completed far too quickly so there will likely be many opportunities in there for smart tax lawyers to earn a crust or two?

Enjoy your maternity leave and I wish you and yours everything good and a fine festive season.
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Old 15.12.2017, 22:53
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How Trump turned tide of illegal immigration in first year: Border crossing hits 45-year low

Illegal border crossing at lowest level since 1971!

The numbers, released by the Department of Homeland Security, reflected a stunning turnaround from the nearly nonexistent interior enforcement of immigration laws under President Obama
Illegal immigration returns to Obama-era levels along Southwest border-

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Not surprising really since the potential illegal immigrants (just like the North Koreans) have now recognised that Trump's approach is simply rhetoric with nothing substantial behind it.

So far Trump has talked about building a wall which has not even been started, increasing the Border Patrol numbers which has not happened.
And pushed ICE into arresting more people without doing anything to improve the processing system so deportations have not increased but there is a big increase in the numbers of immigrants sitting in prison at taxpayers expense.
Currently over half a million in prison who have to wait over two years before their day in court
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Old 15.12.2017, 23:00
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Seems Corker has also flipflopped on the Senate tax bill so the prospects of the bill passing are now quite strong.
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Old 15.12.2017, 23:12
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Illegal immigration returns to Obama-era levels along Southwest border-

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Build The Wall!
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Old 15.12.2017, 23:25
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Where do I claim to not make mistakes?

Btw what would be correct, no dash?
No hyphen, and no "US". To English speakers everywhere, "American" means of or pertaining to the United States of America. "North America" and "South America", well, that's something different.

If you watched documentaries like Air America, you'd know that.
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Currently over half a million in prison who have to wait over two years before their day in court
Is that even legal???
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between Bern and Neuchâtel would be great
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Old 15.12.2017, 23:46
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between Bern and Neuchâtel would be great
We don't do walls, we do ditches.
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Is that even legal???
President Donald Trump's administration has so far brought on 50 new immigration judges, Sessions (US Attorney General) said on 6th December, in an effort to pare back a backlog of more than 600,000 cases.

Statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday showed that although the government arrested far more people suspected of being in the United States illegally in 2017 than it did last year, it deported fewer illegal immigrants.

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As of the end of April 2017, the number of cases waiting for a decision had reached an all-time high of 585,930. On average individuals have currently been waiting 670 days, and may have to wait much longer before their cases will be heard.

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Strangely Criminal Immigration Prosecutions are Down 14% in FY 2017 versus previous years.

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I just found the numbers with google, I am not the one to explain them
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Melania Trump's favorable rating has risen 17 percentage points since January to 54% as she has become better known in her role as first lady.
In contrast, a majority of Americans continue to view President Donald Trump unfavorably.

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Donald will not like that!
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I am 100 % with Melanie
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Melania Trump's favorable rating has risen 17 percentage points since January to 54% as she has become better known in her role as first lady.
In contrast, a majority of Americans continue to view President Donald Trump unfavorably.

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Donald will not like that!
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Old 16.12.2017, 11:01
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Melania Trump's favorable rating has risen 17 percentage points since January to 54% as she has become better known in her role as first lady.
In contrast, a majority of Americans continue to view President Donald Trump unfavorably.

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Donald will not like that!
IMO there are three types of lies:
  1. Bad Lies
  2. Good Lies
  3. Statistics

So take it with a grain of salt.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Day 403 in Trump's America..
The CDC has been banned from using such terms as "evidence-based", "transgender", "fetus", "diversity"

and on the ever-growing list of incompetent people being appointed to do things they are clearly poorly equipped to do: Sen Kennedy asks basic legal questions to one of Trump’s District Judge nominees (warning: potential secondhand embarrassment ahead)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYuICR8Snbo
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The CDC has been banned from using such terms as "evidence-based", "transgender", "fetus", "diversity"
Don't see the problem with foetus, otherwise agree.

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Don't see the problem with foetus, otherwise agree.

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Twitter erupted following the news. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) complained that Trump is “making America stupid again” and wondered if leaders would soon be supporting voodoo and leeches to fight disease.
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Twitter erupted following the news. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) complained that Trump is “making America stupid again” and wondered if leaders would soon be supporting voodoo and leeches to fight disease.
Umm, leeches work.

Meanwhile, another term that should be banned is "assigned gender".

Unless one is not XX or XY (0.06% of the population), nobody is assigned a gender, they have a biological gender.

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Isn't it a bit difficult to describe various strains and mutations of bacteria and the like without using the word "diversity".
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Unless one is not XX or XY (0.06% of the population), nobody is assigned a gender, they have a biological gender.

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Completely wrong I'm afraid mate. Gender is entirely a social construct, it is specifically not used biologically to differentiate between male and female. I think you are making the mistake of mixing up Sex and Gender.
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