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Not quite that emphatic.

"The non-binding resolution was approved by 128 states, with 35 abstaining and nine others voting against."

"There were 21 countries who did not turn up for the vote."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42446027

So a third (65) of the 193 members either abstained, voted against or didn't turn up.
Well if you want to play those games
Not quite that emphatic

So 26% (62,764,166) of the 235,248,000 eligible to vote in the 2016 US presidential election voted against Hilary or didn't turn up
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.....US can build some nice airports with that money.
What for? Most people who would use them are either banned or get hassled so much that they come off the idea
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Old 21.12.2017, 22:50
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What for? Most people who would use them are either banned or get hassled so much that they come off the idea
if only. We could also use it to build a kick ass embassy in Jerusalem.
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I began work on my bomb shelter soon after November 8, 2016
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if only. We could also use it to build a kick ass embassy in Jerusalem.
You do that!
On the side of Jerusalem that leaves everything open for future decisions
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The non-binding resolution
If it's non-binding, it's worth even less than Brexit!

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Old 22.12.2017, 01:11
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Good timing for the UN to go on a diet anyway.

Less partying and more facing up to realities.
Like the now official confirmation that the US is now an irrelevant once been world power.
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Old 22.12.2017, 01:26
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Not quite that emphatic.

"The non-binding resolution was approved by 128 states, with 35 abstaining and nine others voting against."

"There were 21 countries who did not turn up for the vote."

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42446027

So a third (65) of the 193 members either abstained, voted against or didn't turn up.
5% voted against the resolution; an avalanche
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Old 22.12.2017, 02:23
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5% voted against the resolution; an avalanche
About 65 countries did not even bother showing up as it wasn't very important for them, and they had something better to do.


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Like the now official confirmation that the US is now an irrelevant once been world power.
That is true, and it means the US may not be there to solve other country's problems for them anymore. Unfortunately, it could get quite ugly out there. Fortunately for the US are the two oceans on both sides make for a natural fortress. Thank Obama!

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Old 22.12.2017, 10:03
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That is true, and it means the US may not be there to solve other country's problems for them anymore. Unfortunately, it could get quite ugly out there. Fortunately for the US are the two oceans on both sides make for a natural fortress. Thank Obama!
Just needs a wall
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Old 22.12.2017, 10:27
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That is true, and it means the US may not be there to solve other country's problems for them anymore. Unfortunately, it could get quite ugly out there. Fortunately for the US are the two oceans on both sides make for a natural fortress. Thank Obama!
Thank Obama for creating the oceans? That’s a new one.

But seriously, this could be an excellent opportunity for the US to improve infrastructure, and provide better education and health care for its citizens. Haven’t seen much evidence yet, but time will tell.

All I hear is financial markets this, financial markets that. Nothing else. I remain skeptical.
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Old 22.12.2017, 10:27
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That is true, and it means the US may not be there to solve other country's problems for them anymore. Unfortunately, it could get quite ugly out there. Fortunately for the US are the two oceans on both sides make for a natural fortress. Thank Obama!
Is Obama now claiming he made those oceans?
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Old 22.12.2017, 10:29
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5% voted against the resolution; an avalanche
It's not the percentage that counts. It's the electoral college something.
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Old 22.12.2017, 10:39
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All I hear is financial markets this, financial markets that. Nothing else. I remain skeptical.
The financial markets are just the indicator.

The company I work for have several factories in the USA, largely because of companies we bought over the years. Not long ago there was talk about scaling down those plants and moving production to Mexico or China. Senior managers were justifying that along grounds of "we don't like to do things like this, but you've got to accept reality and the competition are doing it too and the cost pressure is huge and this trend is totally irreversible and we've already waited far too long so let's just do it and bla bla"-

Since Trump's election nobody has ever officially said those plans are dead, but strangely they've disappeared off the agendas.Even when you ask, they say "this has nothing to do with Trump, we were never seriously planning to do that, just kicking ideas about, sorry if you misunderstood, and bla bla". They can weasel and deny as much as they like, but the net result is that jobs are staying in the USA, and that without Trump that wouldn't be the case.
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About 65 countries did not even bother showing up as it wasn't very important for them, and they had something better to do.
Reminds me of Trump's Presidential election where even more people (over 40%) did not even bother showing up.
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Old 22.12.2017, 11:19
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The latest HealthCare.gov enrollment season closed with a surge of sign-ups, unexpectedly putting Obamacare enrollment on track to potentially match last year's figures despite the GOP's attacks on the health care law.

This despite the Trump administration halved this year's enrollment period to six weeks, slashed advertising by 90 percent and cut funding for in-person enrollment aides by more than 40 percent.

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About 65 countries did not even bother showing up as it wasn't very important for them, and they had something better to do.
21 actually. Thanks for the reminder why I usually can't be bothered with your lies.
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Old 22.12.2017, 11:35
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21 actually. Thanks for the reminder why I usually can't be bothered with your lies.
Well, to restate, 65 did not vote against the US, and were subsequently invited to a US Christmas party.

Eh, the UN has proved itself to be a useless organization again anyway. All this did was draw the Palestinians further away from peace. Many of those who voted for this probably won't lift a finger for Palestinians anyway.
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Well, to restate, 65 did not vote against the US, and were subsequently invited to a US Christmas party.

Eh, the UN has proved itself to be a useless organization again anyway. All this did was draw the Palestinians further away from peace. Many of those who voted for this probably won't lift a finger for Palestinians anyway.
Yes, restating it correctly this time is helpful.

Did you bother to read the list of countries that voted with the US? It's a veritable powerhouse of global military and economic might. Actually, it looks a little like the list of North Korea's friends, just without any of the big boys and not as long.

Countries that voted against the UN resolution: United States, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo. And remember, "The United States will remember this day," warned Nikki Haley, "No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that." So f*$% you, rest of the world, we're going to do whatever we like. No wonder the US is so loved around the world. This wil end about as well for them as Korea, and Vietnam, and in fact every piece of foreign "diplomacy" they've engaged in since 1945.

Far more countries are supportive of North Korea than of the US in its push to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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Old 22.12.2017, 11:51
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The financial markets are just the indicator.

The company I work for have several factories in the USA, largely because of companies we bought over the years. Not long ago there was talk about scaling down those plants and moving production to Mexico or China. Senior managers were justifying that along grounds of "we don't like to do things like this, but you've got to accept reality and the competition are doing it too and the cost pressure is huge and this trend is totally irreversible and we've already waited far too long so let's just do it and bla bla"-

Since Trump's election nobody has ever officially said those plans are dead, but strangely they've disappeared off the agendas.Even when you ask, they say "this has nothing to do with Trump, we were never seriously planning to do that, just kicking ideas about, sorry if you misunderstood, and bla bla". They can weasel and deny as much as they like, but the net result is that jobs are staying in the USA, and that without Trump that wouldn't be the case.
I saw the beginnings of a fortress mentality developing in the US two years before Trump in the form of strategic reorganizations. A lot of people already had an understanding of what needed to happen.
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