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A lot of illegals left in Trump's time nevertheless the wages remained relatively flat. I doubt the illegals undercut the wages of the middle-class.
Ah, another thing: Trump basically stopped most of the H1B-scam by limiting the amount of visas issued.

Biden has lifted that restriction.

Of course, if you really wanted to outsource, you could still find an MSP in India or one with a Shell-company in the US.
But what people couldn't do that easily was bring in H1Bs that were to be trained by your current employees so that you could fire them afterwards, like Disney did famously.
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Apparently Biden will be negotiating in Geneva with Vladimir "The Killer" Putin.

Some people really got no moral standards.
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Apparently Biden will be negotiating in Geneva with Vladimir "The Killer" Putin.

Some people really got no moral standards.
Yeah, imagine that! How low has Putin sunk... negotiating with a guy who never killed anybody... <smh>
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Biden making quick progress on delivering his campaign promises.
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The Biden administration will suspend controversial leases issued under the previous administration for drilling at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), it announced Tuesday.

A 2017 law requires the federal government to hold two lease sales to allow for drilling at ANWR, the first of those sales was already held at the tail end of the Trump administration and but it garnered just a fraction of the interest that supporters had estimated.
Also today he formally nixed the "Remain in Mexico" program, the latest in a series of moves to dismantle the Trump administration's restrictive immigration policies.
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"Joe Biden has become the first sitting president to commemorate the 1921 Tulsa Massacre - one of the worst incidents of racial violence in US history.

Mr Biden flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the attack, which claimed some 300 African-American lives.

The two days of violence, sparked by a white mob, were largely erased from history for decades.

It re-entered the national discourse amid racial justice protests last year.

On 31 May 1921, a group of white Americans razed the affluent and predominantly black neighbourhood of Greenwood in Tulsa.

The community - known by the moniker of "Black Wall Street" - was the country's wealthiest African-American neighbourhood until its many homes and businesses were burned down in the riot.

In addition to the lives lost, many more black Americans were left injured or homeless."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57323200
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I think I might be a little in love with Jen Psaki. What an amazing and formidable woman she is.



I will be sad if she steps down as press secretary next year and I wouldn't be surprised if they somehow get her to stay.
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Last time I checked the US still murder thousands civilians abroad, predominantly by drone. Of course by presidential order, which makes Biden a killer, too.

So in reality it's two killers talking to each other.
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Apparently Biden will be negotiating in Geneva with Vladimir "The Killer" Putin.

Some people really got no moral standards.
From the Swiss Federal Website:

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Switzerland and Russia have good relations that are based on respect. Switzerland is committed to maintaining dialogue with Russia and pursues an unbiased, even-handed policy where possible. This approach stems from Switzerland's conviction that the only way to find solutions to different regional conflicts is to maintain dialogue with Russia, which is a key global player.
It seems a lot people have no moral standards.

I guess the difference between Biden's dialogue and the Swiss dialogue is that the U.S. get to talk to the man at the top but the Swiss are dealing with an underling of his.
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Do you happen to be talking about yoruself?

It's Biden who claimed moral superiority with his "Putin's a killer", accordingly that's what he gets measurd by. Careful with them stones.
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Old 08.06.2021, 10:16
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Biden's DOJ defend Trump
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The Justice Department argued in a brief filed Monday that it should be permitted to substitute itself for former President Donald Trump as defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a longtime magazine columnist, E. Jean Carroll, who accused him of rape, continuing the argument it had initiated under the previous administration even as the White House has changed hands.

The lawyers wrote because they believe Trump was an employee of the government and that he acted "within the scope of employment," the department, rather than Trump personally, should serve as the defendant in the case.

If the department was allowed to intervene in the case, that likely would have led to its dismissal, because the government cannot be sued for defamation. Carroll's lawsuit alleges that Trump defamed her when he denied raping her twenty years earlier.
Seems the US claims to have a wide definition of "within the scope of employment".
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Seems the US claims to have a wide definition of "within the scope of employment".
A ridiculous argument.

But the whole thing is weird. She sues over defamation because he denies having raped her? Why doesn't she sue over rape in the first place? Statutes of limitations can surely be no longer for defamation than for rape, can they?
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A ridiculous argument.

But the whole thing is weird. She sues over defamation because he denies having raped her? Why does she sue over rape in the first place? Statutes of limitations can surely be no longer for defamation than for rape, can they?
They are somehow linked, in January 2020, Carroll's attorneys served a request for a DNA sample from Trump to compare against the unidentified male DNA on the black dress she was wearing when she alleged he attacked her.

I assume rape would be a criminal case led by the DOJ whereas defamation is a civil case led by the lady herself, probably there would be no way to force the DOJ to make the criminal case.
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Just thinking about Trump makes me feel like I have a brain-eating amoeba.
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

From the local: How will the US-Russia summit in Geneva affect local residents?



So, who's going?

https://www.thelocal.ch/20210615/swi...cal-residents/
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Biden's press conference yesterday was painful to watch. I know he's trying to be careful and diplomatic with his answers but he comes across as not entirely there.

In one case, a journalist asked two questions, and by the time he rambled through some sort of answer to the first, he couldn't remember the second and had to ask an aide.

Another time he was answering a question about responding to adversaries in a different manner than Trump. First he said something along the lines of "I say watch me" and then right after that said "I'm not saying anything, really".

Another time there was a huge pause, easily 10-15 seconds? Where he was digesting the question and trying to come up with something to say.

No wonder his handlers prefer he does prepared statements, because he's not stellar at off-the-cuff. Never has been though, not like this is new.
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Biden's press conference yesterday was painful to watch. I know he's trying to be careful and diplomatic with his answers but he comes across as not entirely there.

In one case, a journalist asked two questions, and by the time he rambled through some sort of answer to the first, he couldn't remember the second and had to ask an aide.

Another time he was answering a question about responding to adversaries in a different manner than Trump. First he said something along the lines of "I say watch me" and then right after that said "I'm not saying anything, really".

Another time there was a huge pause, easily 10-15 seconds? Where he was digesting the question and trying to come up with something to say.

No wonder his handlers prefer he does prepared statements, because he's not stellar at off-the-cuff. Never has been though, not like this is new.
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From the local: How will the US-Russia summit in Geneva affect local residents?



So, who's going?

https://www.thelocal.ch/20210615/swi...cal-residents/
Surely the EF Trump fans are organising a bus to go and protest
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Biden's press conference yesterday was painful to watch. I know he's trying to be careful and diplomatic with his answers but he comes across as not entirely there.

In one case, a journalist asked two questions, and by the time he rambled through some sort of answer to the first, he couldn't remember the second and had to ask an aide.

Another time he was answering a question about responding to adversaries in a different manner than Trump. First he said something along the lines of "I say watch me" and then right after that said "I'm not saying anything, really".

Another time there was a huge pause, easily 10-15 seconds? Where he was digesting the question and trying to come up with something to say.

No wonder his handlers prefer he does prepared statements, because he's not stellar at off-the-cuff. Never has been though, not like this is new.
Interesting. While I don't doubt your impression or conclusions at all, when I read the description without having seen the interview, I think:

<<he couldn't remember the second and had to ask an aide. >> I sometimes forget a second question if my answer to the first needs to be too extended/detailed for the other party to understand it.

<<answering a question about responding to adversaries in a different manner than Trump>>
"I say watch me" and then right after that said "I'm not saying anything, really".
Good answer! Why should Biden compare himself to Trumph? Watch him and make your own decision about this if you must. (You not in 3Wishes"). So yeah, he's not saying anything really - apart from the obvious.

<<Another time there was a huge pause, easily 10-15 seconds? Where he was digesting the question>>
Good on him! 15 seconds to understand the question AND come up with an answer?
People who answer my questions before I finished posing them obviously don't care about what bothers me and what exactly I want to know - or whether their answer is correct and sufficient.

Do you have a link to that interview? 'Cause now I'm really interested in what kind of impression I'd have of it.
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Old 15.06.2021, 17:01
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Biden's press conference yesterday was painful to watch. I know he's trying to be careful and diplomatic with his answers but he comes across as not entirely there.

In one case, a journalist asked two questions, and by the time he rambled through some sort of answer to the first, he couldn't remember the second and had to ask an aide.

Another time he was answering a question about responding to adversaries in a different manner than Trump. First he said something along the lines of "I say watch me" and then right after that said "I'm not saying anything, really".

Another time there was a huge pause, easily 10-15 seconds? Where he was digesting the question and trying to come up with something to say.

No wonder his handlers prefer he does prepared statements, because he's not stellar at off-the-cuff. Never has been though, not like this is new.
I suppose it depends on whether it is more important for a President to do the job or to be an entertainer.

So far he has been steadily implementing changes, policies, and new initiatives and fixing things his predecessors left open. Just today it was announced, "EU and the US end Airbus-Boeing trade dispute after 17 years".
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I suppose it depends on whether it is more important for a President to do the job or to be an entertainer.

So far he has been steadily implementing changes, policies, and new initiatives and fixing things his predecessors left open. Just today it was announced, "EU and the US end Airbus-Boeing trade dispute after 17 years".
The heading is typical of the BBC downslide, but in reality this is just a truce, of which there have been multiple in the intervening years. Guardian-worthy headline aside, the BBC admits that much within its article, while clarifying that the point is to fight China. In that condition, expect the US to retain the Boeing-Airbus stick and beat the EU with it if it does not cooperate in the trade war against China.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57484209

AP actually does a bit better: "U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the two sides have come to terms on a five-year agreement to suspend the tariffs at the center of the conflict. Tai cautioned, though, that the tariffs could be re-imposed if U.S. companies aren’t able to “compete fairly” with those in Europe." (How far has the BBC fallen? )

https://apnews.com/article/governmen...0c283a89a17fa8

Optimism must also be tempered by the fact that Biden and especially von der Leyen need flashy headlines to hide some recent failings, and the fine print is unknown. Still, let us hope that this truce sticks.

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