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Yes 40 50.63%
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He won't live long enough to determine either way 14 17.72%
Define "good" 20 25.32%
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Amanda Gorman was outstanding. What a talent.

Does anyone feel a sense of relief?
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Old 20.01.2021, 21:31
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Where's Sean Spicer when you need him to 'talk up the numbers' attending the Presidents inaugeration ?
On Newsmax, pleasing the Q crowd.
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Amanda Gorman was outstanding. What a talent.

Does anyone feel a sense of relief?
I just watched it. Brilliant. Long, but brilliant.
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Old 20.01.2021, 22:16
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Yes. But only after it was 12.01 Washington time.
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Old 20.01.2021, 22:38
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Unless you like affordable wine to cook with.

Screw 'em.

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True, but there are compensations like the whole salmon for 6/7 euro.
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Old 20.01.2021, 22:43
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So people are free to get Covid but not free to get a drink? We say back home "to be drunk as a Swede", it is confusing.
They have these international ferries where they sell booze at relatively low prices. Swedes take round trip tickets and have to be carried back into their country
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Old 20.01.2021, 22:45
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I think that depends on what kind of effects those "soft drugs" are taking on society. For example, if there is a huge problem with drunk driving and innocent people being killed because of it, a responsible government would consider trying to do something about it.

Some people are very irresponsible with their "freedoms."
Looking forward to self-drive autos...
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

In front of White House before Joe Biden entering in it , a brazilian reporter asked him: - What's your message to the world? He answered her: - Unity.
One thing that I cross my finger is that new American policy is help to fight climate changes, global warming, in fact, over the environment in all, and more, collaboration.
After Trump era, it was a nightmare, Trump supported affirmately Brazilian gouvernment, the worst in our policy was an increase of desertification process in the Rain Forest, and Pantanal, where more 30% in lost of fauna and flora, which it considerates endangered species, or worse, extiction ones!
It's a hope for not to gouvernment, but for a people that have judgement that 2020 was a nightmare: fires in forests, and Coronavirus.

In my view, I've never seen before how is so stratregy for Brazilian people the Biden victory in terms on environment issues.
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Amanda Gorman was outstanding. What a talent.
Agreed. All the more impressive when you learn that she is just 22, and published an acclaimed book of poetry in 2015.
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Does anyone feel a sense of relief?
Yes. Relief as a door was closed, bolted and locked when Biden's oath of office was completed, and relief again when Biden walked unscathed back into the Capitol after the ceremony.
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Amanda Gorman was outstanding. What a talent.

Does anyone feel a sense of relief?
Yes... Relief that hopefully there will now be an end to the shit show that we've had to endure for the past four years. And relief that there was no violence during the inauguration.

I've been longing for the day when I can read the US news without a delusional maniac constantly dominating the headlines. Hopefully that day will now finally be arriving.
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

So far today Biden has halted funding for the construction of Trump's border wall, reversed his travel ban targeting largely Muslim countries, and embraced progressive policies on the environment and diversity that Trump spent four years blocking.

Biden also reversed several of Trump's attempts to withdraw from international agreements, beginning the process of rejoining the Paris climate accord and halting the United States' departure from the World Health Organization -- where Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, will lead the US delegation.

His first action was to impose a mask mandate on federal property.

Not bad for the first few hours.
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Amanda Gorman was outstanding. What a talent.

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Gorman reminds me of a young Maya Angelou. Very gifted/talented...
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Old 21.01.2021, 01:42
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

So far Biden is more focused than Trump. Trump took years to write Executive Orders (EOs) to implement his ideas whereas Biden did this in hours.

The next step will be to check the quality. Trump's EOs were often poorly written so got delayed or even thrown out in court. Will be interesting to see how Biden's EOs make out.
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I'm glad someone finally spells it out! Trump just made it show (to those who were too blind - or too privileged - to see it).

I got this celebrations on a side monitor while I do my stuff and it's the first time I see the whole melodramatic fuss they make and I can't believe how they talk like this is the "living happily ever after" moment. edit: I'm seeing it on CNN, maybe that's the problem

To be honest, the whole event is rather weird. To a Swiss anyway. But to each their own.

From the practical side: I noticed that if they keep voting in those old people they have to do something about all these long stairs in the capitol.
CNN can't be the problem, we were told on these pages that they are always objective in their reporting and have never been guilty of printing misinformation and that must be true as it got about 10 likes!

If yesterday's coverage was anything to go by, I may well end up spending the next four years vomiting! I think respected British broadcaster Andrew Neil summed it up well when he tweeted yesterday, "Throughout the Trump Administration @FoxNews was its broadcast arm. It’s clear @MSNBC and @CNN are going to be the broadcasting arm of the Biden administration, from today’s saccharine coverage. Neither is a good look for independent journalism."

That aside, I think the speech from President Biden was very encouraging "I will be a president for all Americans...I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did." the words are the easy part though, it's the actions that follow them which will count!
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Amanda Gorman was outstanding. What a talent.

Does anyone feel a sense of relief?
Immensely so....I woke up in a better mood than I have in weeks (without even thinking of the inauguration). Then it slowly began to hit me that this misery we have endured for four years is almost over...I watched him leaving that White House like a hawk, I got teary when Kamala took the stage and fist bumped Obama & by the end of it all, I felt like I drank a crate of champagne despite diligently adhering to my dry-January.

What a relief, oh happy day!
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CNN can't be the problem, we were told on these pages that they are always objective in their reporting and have never been guilty of printing misinformation and that must be true as it got about 10 likes!

If yesterday's coverage was anything to go by, I may well end up spending the next four years vomiting! I think respected British broadcaster Andrew Neil summed it up well when he tweeted yesterday, "Throughout the Trump Administration @FoxNews was its broadcast arm. It’s clear @MSNBC and @CNN are going to be the broadcasting arm of the Biden administration, from today’s saccharine coverage. Neither is a good look for independent journalism."

That aside, I think the speech from President Biden was very encouraging "I will be a president for all Americans...I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did." the words are the easy part though, it's the actions that follow them which will count!
Nothing to prevent you from staying with Fox News to inhibit your vomiting unless you are trying to lose weight.

Fox coverage of Biden inauguration was very good also of his actions, for example; "The Biden administration on Wednesday issued a 100-day "pause" on deportations of illegal immigrants -- a dramatic move that caps a slew of immigration-related moves on President Biden’s first day in office.".

An example of Fox coverage of Trump yesterday "Final days: How Trump turned on Barr and embraced the ‘crazy’ Powell".
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Marton, just out of curiosity, what is wrong with deporting illegal/undocumented migrants? Should the world have a free no immigration system? Genuine question unrelated to Trump/Biden stuff.
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Marton, just out of curiosity, what is wrong with deporting illegal/undocumented migrants? Should the world have a free no immigration system? Genuine question unrelated to Trump/Biden stuff.
That is an oversimplification, every case is individual and needs to be fairly and duly processed.

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If yesterday's coverage was anything to go by, I may well end up spending the next four years vomiting!
CNN was savage and I loved it...perhaps not neutral reporting, but I didn't mind when they commented on how "small" Trump looked walking to the helicopter and about his "tiny" crowd at the airport. (So much schadenfreude lately.) Trump's vial words throughout his presidency deserved such a response, but I hope that we can now move on from all the toxic media.

I greatly miss Peter Jennings & Dan Rather ... Dan is luckily still with us and has provided us with very eloquent words about this past administration.

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