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Have you done this quiz:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng...t-are-you-quiz

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i'm non-populist left
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Old 21.11.2018, 19:10
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Chief Justice John Roberts [US Supreme Court] on Wednesday pushed back on President Trump's criticism of a federal judge who ruled against his administration's asylum policy this week as "an Obama judge."

Roberts said in a rare statement reported by The Associated Press that the U.S. doesn't have "Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”

Roberts added that an "independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for."
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Trump believes he has bought the Supreme Court with his last two appointments; maybe he will have a shock?
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Old 21.11.2018, 19:19
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i'm non-populist left
Yeah, me too.
"Most similar to Obama, least similar to Trump".

BUT: I answered the questions from a point of Swiss politics
Probably would have turned out differently from an other country's point of view.
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Old 21.11.2018, 19:29
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Spanky tried to order the DOJ to prosecute political opponents

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thats not at all authoritarian, nothing to worry about there at all, just a president with his citizens best interests at heart.
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Old 21.11.2018, 20:27
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I get Victor Orban.

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Old 21.11.2018, 23:50
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Chief Justice John Roberts [US Supreme Court] on Wednesday pushed back on President Trump's criticism of a federal judge who ruled against his administration's asylum policy this week as "an Obama judge."

Roberts said in a rare statement reported by The Associated Press that the U.S. doesn't have "Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”

Roberts added that an "independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for."
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Now Trump is picking a fight with his own Supreme Court

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Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have “Obama judges,” and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country.

It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an “independent judiciary,” but if it is why are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned.

Please study the numbers, they are shocking.
We need protection and security - these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!

November 21, 2018
He really must be nuts!

He gets his statistics from Hannity of Fox News and they are, of course, wrong.

To give you an idea of the numbers in the year to March, 31, 2015 the 9th Circuit heard ca. 12,000 cases. The Supreme Court selected just 11 cases from the 9th Circuit in 2015, reversing eight; so not such a vast number!

The 9th Circuit never had the highest reversal rate in any individual term between 2004-15. Anyway the numbers heard by the Supreme Court are such a tiny, tiny part of the annual 9th Court case load (0.01%) that no conclusion can be drawn about the reversal rate.

Full analysis here.

You also have to remember the Supreme Court only select cases to hear where there is a strong chance of reversal; they are not a rubber stamp!
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Old 22.11.2018, 00:16
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Attorney Michael Avenatti (Stormy's lawyer) was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge last week after his girlfriend told police he abused her at his Los Angeles apartment following an argument.
The Los Angeles district attorney declined to prosecute Avenatti on felony domestic abuse charges on Wednesday.

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No details given of why there are now no charges.
Seems case is still under investigation as a minor misdemeanour?
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Old 22.11.2018, 00:44
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Doing it in an embassy - a safehouse for your citizens in foreign lands - is absolute scumbaggery.
But Kashoggi didn't feel safe enough to return home. Because he felt threatened by his own state. How can there be a safehouse that is instated by the very same state?


IMHO the outrage is caused by the the fact that this was dragged into broad daylight and, by that, the murder was effectivly comitted in broad daylight.

Stupid Saudis, should have murdered the guy clandestinely as is the custom. "Schwamm drüber" (water under the bridge is close but doesn't really cut it because a [wet] sponge also erases [a blackboard]).
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And in US embassies?

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Are you really intending to allude that Kashoggi was murdered in a US embassy?

Feel free to google the murder of Anwar Al-Awlaki and two of his sons, all three US citizens.
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Old 22.11.2018, 00:53
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Michelle Obama's Becoming Keeps Breaking Barnes & Noble Sales Records, 1.4 million copies in first week!

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She really should stand for President in 2020!!
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Are you really intending to allude that Kashoggi was murdered in a US embassy?
Comprehension skills...

You wrote "The US kill their own citizens abroad", as though it were some sort of routine occurrence, to excuse the murder by Saudis of a Saudi in a Saudi consulate.

Tom countered by questioning your claim, especially in the corollary situation: murder by Americans of an American in a US embassy (abroad, obviously). No suggestion whatsoever that Khashoggi was killed in a US embassy.

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You wrote "The US kill their own citizens abroad", as though it were some sort of routine occurrence, to excuse the murder by Saudis of a Saudi in a Saudi consulate.
Not an excuse, it just makes them bigots and the outrage phony. So much for your own comprehension skills.
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There was no inducement for that from my side, which makes it his.
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Not an excuse, it just makes them bigots and the outrage phony. So much for your own comprehension skills.
I do not think that word means what you think it means.
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I do not think that word means what you think it means.
In German (for instance) is used more in this sense
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devoutly pious, marked by exaggerated religious zeal; sanctimonious
In French it is used with this meaning
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sectaire, fanatique
I don't know if this is what UrsMax was thinking of. Just saying.


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I get Victor Orban.

Tom
I got Macron and I don't even like this guy...lol.

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Not an excuse, it just makes them bigots and the outrage phony. So much for your own comprehension skills.

There was no inducement for that from my side, which makes it his.
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In German (for instance) is used more in this sense
In French it is used with this meaning

I don't know if this is what UrsMax was thinking of. Just saying.

I'm going to watch Corbets' video clip once again
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I'm going to watch Corbets' video clip once again
It's your prerogative but you're just among the characters you're laughing at.
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Old 22.11.2018, 09:48
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i'm non-populist left
I'm almost slap-bang in the centre, just edging into populist left. Shame there aren't more science-based questions .
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It's your prerogative but you're just among the characters you're laughing at.

I'm fully aware of that. It's every forum's song.
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I'm fully aware of that. It's every forum's song.
Haha, that's good...'cause I have the impression that it amused the most exactly those who missed this point.
Let's make it our anthem..
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It is a pretty pre-set survey.
like most surveys of this type.

anyway, I'm sure some data harvesting company says thank you for participating.
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In German (for instance) is used more in this sense...

In French it is used with this meaning...

I don't know if this is what UrsMax was thinking of. Just saying.
And here we are on the English Forum.
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