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Old 04.11.2018, 20:01
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Fox News coverage of caravan

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"“The caravan is only 800 miles from our border,” he says. “If these immigrants walk at a normal pace of 300 miles a day, they could be here in time to vote on Election Day.”"

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US militia groups planning to form their own caravan and head to border

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Trump is certainly not inciting violence
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Old 04.11.2018, 20:25
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Where is Friday when you need it?

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‘Pecan Resist’: Ben & Jerry’s unveils new ice cream flavor to fight Trump’s ‘regressive agenda’
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Pecan Resist
Chocolate Ice Cream with White & Dark Fudge Chunks, Pecans, Walnuts & Fudge-Covered Almonds
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Old 04.11.2018, 21:13
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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New Fox Poll shows a “40% Approval Rating by African Americans for President Trump, a record for Republicans.” Thank you, a great honor!
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seems Trump invented this poll
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Old 04.11.2018, 21:51
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"“The caravan is only 800 miles from our border,” he says. “If these immigrants walk at a normal pace of 300 miles a day, they could be here in time to vote on Election Day.” .....
Would people around Chester please not take large group hikes direction Dover in these times of Brexit as it might make the Swiss governement in Bern nervous. As you know that will affect the biggest part of the male and part of the female population and is incredibly inconvenient. Thank you.
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That would mean paying them properly. As we know, not even Trump wants to do that.
I think you hit at the "heart" of the issue Curley. Will US corporates be willing to pay their employees appropriately? If they, in an effort to cut costs, continue to underpay employees and outsource their labor overseas to enhance revenues, immigration will always pose a problem. I am not convinced that Trump is the source of the problem here but believe corporates bear the majority of the blame (anything to enhance their profit margins)... And that includes tax avoidance!
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Not sure if this claim is true especially because of the variable spelling of Nobel; anyway I like the sentiment
According to Wiki, 6 of the 8 winners in 2017 are US-born, the other 2 German. Can't be bothered to check the 2018 winners.
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People generally aren't in a position to win a Nobel Prize when they are laying low, working off the books, not paying taxes, and hiding out from the INS.

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Let me phrase it the other way round:
People with the potential to win a Nobel Prize will have no problems at all getting into the country and setting up residence legally.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

10 years ago today since the last adult was elected potus.
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Old 05.11.2018, 00:18
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10 years ago today since the last adult was elected potus.
I don't consider this a "useful post"
If you had added this it might have been?
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Old 05.11.2018, 00:59
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According to Wiki, 6 of the 8 winners in 2017 are US-born, the other 2 German. Can't be bothered to check the 2018 winners.

Let me phrase it the other way round:
People with the potential to win a Nobel Prize will have no problems at all getting into the country and setting up residence legally.
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Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel declined on Sunday to address an incendiary immigration video shared last week by President Donald Trump, instead saying that, "we know good people are trying to come into the country, too."

The online video, which was tweeted by Trump last Wednesday, accuses Democrats, without evidence, of plotting to help people it depicts as Central American invaders overrun the nation with cop killers.
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Probably people from North Korea, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Venezuela with the potential to win a Nobel Prize will have problems getting into the country and setting up residence legally.
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Old 05.11.2018, 02:06
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Trump on Sunday said that Winfrey has "been down to Mar-a-Lago" and falsely claimed that he made an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show during the last week that it aired.
Trump said Winfrey had her "five most important people" on that week and said he was one of them.

This is the fourth time Trump has lied that he was on Oprah's show in its last week, but it's the first time he's claimed it was because he was super-important to Oprah. https://t.co/e8jiuzrDTA

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 4, 2018 (Daniel Dale is the Toronto Star's Washington bureau chief,)
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway attacked former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday, calling her “the queen of abortion.”
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This is probably the nastiest mid term ever; why she gave Hillary this title is not explained or even why Hillary is still a target.
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10 38 years ago today since the last adult was elected potus.
FTFY!

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People with the potential to win a Nobel Prize will have no problems at all getting into the country and setting up residence legally.
Not necessarily true, Urs Max and you know it very well. If they come from a place on the negative radar they face enormous difficulties......but of course, Marton's generalisation refugees equals Nobel winners is also silly, even though yes, there were some cases. That's why every case should be judged separately, but Trump's collective bans are anything but a fair decision imho.
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I don't consider this a "useful post"
If you had added this it might have been?
thanks for that, such a contrast to see a reasoned mature statement instead of a petulant child in orange clown makeup.
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I think you hit at the "heart" of the issue Curley. Will US corporates be willing to pay their employees appropriately? If they, in an effort to cut costs, continue to underpay employees and outsource their labor overseas to enhance revenues, immigration will always pose a problem. I am not convinced that Trump is the source of the problem here but believe corporates bear the majority of the blame (anything to enhance their profit margins)... And that includes tax avoidance!
This is exactly the problem. And, as I understand it, it extends to small employers paying laborers under the table for jobs that Americans don’t want like agriculture (picking fruit, etc). And sure, tax avoidance, avoiding onerous reporting, underpaying are all part of the employer’s game.

And no, Trump is not the root of the problem - it’s been around for ages. His rhetoric just exacerbates it, and Republicans (mostly) support the distraction. I honestly believe that in many cases, amnesty and going forward from there is the way to go. And before people go on about how their immigrant relatives came into the US legally, well, there are lots of blips and bobs for immigration over the last say, 125 years. I’m not sure all those immigrants had everything in order...and processes change.

I’ve been through US immigration - actually for my husband in 1998-2001. What a f**ked up system....fraught with error. We were lucky....only minor errors in our case, but what a nightmare! It needs to be repaired badly.
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I'd have thought you'd correct that post to "66 years ago". Also, coincidentally, the last president born in the 19th century.
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I'd have thought you'd correct that post to "66 years ago". Also, coincidentally, the last president born in the 19th century.
The last sane head of state of the Colony presently called the United States of America was His Majesty King George III.

Anf he was stark raving mad.

(and German)

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The last sane head of state of the Colony presently called the United States of America was His Majesty King George III.

Anf he was stark raving mad.

(and German)

At least he was born in England. His missus was from what is now Germany, though, as were both of his parents. (I suppose he was as English as Trump is American.)
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Oooppss

Time for Trump to visit his bosom pal Kim again!
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Not to digress.. But why not? Here is a consolidated report from Grassley regarding DR Ford's testimony (PS a conservative outlet but their findings are noteworthy):

http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/05/...ughs-accusers/

And one asks, what exactly did Dr Ford have to gain by entering a false/"hazy" (I am giving her the benefit of the doubt here!) accusation? Well, her Go Fund Me Accounts are up over a million thus far and she still appeals for more funds given her hardships...WOW!!
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Not to digress.. But why not? Here is a consolidated report from Grassley regarding DR Ford's testimony (PS a conservative outlet but their findings are noteworthy):

http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/05/...ughs-accusers/

And one asks, what exactly did Dr Ford have to gain by entering a false/"hazy" (I am giving her the benefit of the doubt here!) accusation? Well, her Go Fund Me Accounts are up over a million thus far and she still appeals for more funds given her hardships...WOW!!
Ford deserves every cent, when she made the accusation she had no evidence that she would have profitable Go Fund Me Accounts.

From your link Grassley's report is full of statements from people also unsupported by other witnesses including a claim that Kav's friend Judge lost his virginity around 1985 when “he and several other boys from Georgetown Prep took turns having sex with a woman who was drunk.”
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