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Old 06.08.2018, 21:46
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

yeah, well, that's because they draw the maps up-side-down.
I went up to Holland on regular basis for more than a decade.
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Old 06.08.2018, 23:56
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President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement program is failing because of an immigration court backlog crisis.
If he doesn’t eliminate that backlog soon, the population of undocumented aliens in the US will be substantially larger when he leaves office than it was when he began his presidency.

The backlog has risen every year since fiscal 2006. It reached 733,365 cases in June 2018.

At the current rate, the immigration court will have completed only 184,000 cases when fiscal 2018 ends on Sept. 30. So it will take the immigration court four years to eliminate its backlog before considering any longer delays due to taking account of the effect of any new arrests.
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Problem is Trump does not get into details so will not solve his delay problem.
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Problem is Trump does not get into details so will not solve his delay problem.
Trump is an idea man... details are someone else's fault.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

It occurred to me ages ago that Trump often presents mundane things in his speeches, preceded by "people don't know this", as if it's the first time he's ever heard of them. Apparently I'm not the only one to notice this. From Twitter:

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It occurred to me ages ago that Trump often presents mundane things in his speeches, preceded by "people don't know this", as if it's the first time he's ever heard of them. Apparently I'm not the only one to notice this. From Twitter:

This documentary currently running on BBC2 (yes, the BBC no less!) with Ed Balls (yes, Strictly's very own Gangnam Style...) shines a new spotlight on what drove a lot of Trump supporters. A lot of it makes sense, given their context, and their lives. Obvs, for balance, there are interviews with head-in-the-hands-OMG-WTF anti-Trump voters but I did find myself agreeing with some of the view points, plus I can see why some of them voted for him.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bdpvh5
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Old 07.08.2018, 12:14
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It occurred to me ages ago that Trump often presents mundane things in his speeches, preceded by "people don't know this", as if it's the first time he's ever heard of them. Apparently I'm not the only one to notice this. From Twitter:
Nope, you're not. It's the weirdest thing. (I can barely listen to him anymore ).

An other thing that probably brought him votes is his extremly limited vocabulary.
Just imagine how many more votes he would get from newly arrived immigrants - if he'd let them vote.

I just found, there is a lot more help out there.
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This documentary currently running on BBC2 (yes, the BBC no less!) with Ed Balls (yes, Strictly's very own Gangnam Style...) shines a new spotlight on what drove a lot of Trump supporters. A lot of it makes sense, given their context, and their lives. Obvs, for balance, there are interviews with head-in-the-hands-OMG-WTF anti-Trump voters but I did find myself agreeing with some of the view points, plus I can see why some of them voted for him.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bdpvh5
Yes, he recognised issues and promised to address them.
How well he actually addresses those issues and how successful the results only time will tell.
At the moment he is on a good run with the economy.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

So Iran is being blocked off buying dollars (amongst other things) from today on.
Isn't the Euro already a competition for the US$?
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Old 07.08.2018, 14:53
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It occurred to me ages ago that Trump often presents mundane things in his speeches, preceded by "people don't know this", as if it's the first time he's ever heard of them. Apparently I'm not the only one to notice this.
The thing is that you only have to carter for and convince half of the voter population. The rest does not really mater if you do not care a about them.

What ever stupid metric you use income, intelligence, empathy, etc. there will always be an upper and a lower half above and bellow the median. In case of intelligence politician most often address the upper half, because who want do be seen as dumb. But you can be as politically successful if you manage to pull in all of the lower half and a bit more.

Been seen as to clever and pretentious does not help. See the 2004 presidential debate. Kerry comes over as an intellectual, University Professor. See body language, what he says, and specially his New England accent. I have seen the debate while I was in Chicago, the accent was more obvious to me back then, then it is for me now. He just did not talk to and for the common people. Bush with his fake/acquired (you can decide, but if someone lives along in a region they might acquire the local accent. Is it fake?) Texan accent and laid back posture did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxQAoKL7EBY
He had an even much stronger accent in the past>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucY7JOfg6G4

Now we could argue, that Trump does it on purpose and with clear intend, as Scot Adams, author of Dilbert, claims (he still does, right?). But what ever it is intentional deceit or natural stupidity, it is working out for Trump. In addition, like sect gurus and Nigeria scammers he entangles the most gullible , devoted, and ambitious: Those who think what he writes is true and well written, those who think he is not stupid and he has a master plan, and those who think he is stupid and can be manipulated or be a tool (pun not intended) to their own benefit.
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"from the North"
North?

What?

California Rivers, North is at the top of this picture!
Yes from the north.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Valley_Project
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So Iran is being blocked off buying dollars (amongst other things) from today on.
Isn't the Euro already a competition for the US$?
And at the same time pushing up the price of oil/petrol/gas.
Hope Trump's base see the necessity of this
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Old 07.08.2018, 15:22
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And at the same time pushing up the price of oil/petrol/gas.
Hope Trump's base see the necessity of this
As EU doesn't seem to, Trump's base might.
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And at the same time pushing up the price of oil/petrol/gas.
Hope Trump's base see the necessity of this
Sure. Why not? Makes ND shale oil and gas competitive and America great again.
https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/stats/statisticsvw.asp
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Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said early Tuesday that the meeting in Trump Tower that President Trump confirmed [in a tweet] was meant to gather information on Hillary Clinton [from Russian sources] could amount to a crime of conspiracy.
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I doubt this is a strong argument but since it is from Fox News then we have to believe it.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

To clarify, Northern California actually starts in San Luis Obispo County. Not sure why, as that is just a bit north of Los Angeles. A lot of CA's water comes from the Sierra Nevada snowpack which mostly comes from the Northeast of the state. But NO ONE refers to Eastern or Western CA, only Northern or Southern. So technically, it is correct to say that it mostly comes from the North.

That being said, many parts of Los Angeles County and the Southern Counties get their water from the Colorado River watershed and Lake Havasu in Nevada.

Wars were fought over CA water and there was a great movie, Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway (Roman Polanski directed and had a role) about one battle in the late '30s.

SOURCE - Me; I grew up in the Bay Area.

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California Rivers, North is at the top of this picture!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Trump has a good friend in Boris Johnson. Johnson suggested women wearing niqabs resembled “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8479306.html
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Johnson suggested women wearing niqabs resembled “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.
Umm, they do.

Great observation on his part!

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I believe he said Burqa, not Niqab. For a man who was mayor of London for so long, that is staggeringly ignorant - there isn't even an eye slit in a Burqa!
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California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must also tree clear to stop fire from spreading!
So far the White House has refused to explain this tweet!
There is no shortage of water to fight the fires!

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One has to wonder about Trump!
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So far the White House has refused to explain this tweet!
There is no shortage of water to fight the fires!

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One has to wonder about Trump!
I honestly read it as Trump complaining about rivers flowing into the sea. How dare they, the serpentine bastards.
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