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Donald Trump

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wez130, Dec 19, 2019.

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  1. timmeh

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    And then in January they announced that it was spreading in humans which is “months ago”...

    Were they hiding information and telling lies by telling us that it was just like flu and that it would be gone by April when it warms up?

    Trump lies and spreads misinformation every day at his press briefing. You completely ignore that though because he passed a tax cut that saved your family a couple of dollars.
     
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  2. Roar87

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    They did do that https://www.who.int/medical_devices/innovation/new_emerging_tech_36.pdf

     
  3. Roar87

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    Profit isn't a dirty word, people are driven to meet the demands of the market to earn a profit, meeting the demands of a market in a crisis isn't bad unless you're a monopoly and limiting supply artifically or something.
     
  4. Raz

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    For most people that is true, whether it's ethical or not is the point I imagine. A nation's leader should not be profiting from anything when that nation is in crisis.
     
  5. Colonel_Klinck

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    Profit gouging is though. Taking advantage of a crisis to push up the price. The Fed Gov could have stepped in here, bought all these and then distributed them to the States as required at cost. The suppliers still make their money and the States aren't forced to bid against each other. The way this is being handled is very wrong and easily avoidable.

    So they were putting that together in the second half of Jan and first half of Feb when it was clear this was going to get very serious? There are no dates on that PDF.

    And the masks??
     
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  6. Angilion

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    Not really, no. You claimed that there was no difference in meaning between "soon" and "eventually", which is simply wrong. You were forced to acknowledge that you'd changed the words, but you didn't admit it was a mistake - you just excused it and said it didn't make any difference.
     
  7. Roar87

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    If you don't allow an incentive to meet market demands, then people won't meet them, you're living in a fairy tale if you think people are going to do things for free. Are Doctors profiteering by attending work during a crisis and earning a salary to save lives? Of course not.
     
  8. HEADRAT

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    It was a mistake but it won’t be “gone”, it will require mass vaccination, it will probably require yearly shots to stop it coming back.

    I dont think the claim that it’s gone is really stands up (even if you take the leap that Trump was actually implying), so many factors will will impact our ability to hold this back, vaccinate against it etc etc.

    Thanks
     
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  9. Freakbro

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    The 750,000 volunteers signed up to help the NHS beg to differ.

    Also, plenty of companies are doing things for free in this time of crisis. Profit is not a dirty word no, but the absolute free market thinking is just so blinkered, especially when the free market is asking the tax payer to keep them going at this time.

    That's a rather silly analogy since the Doctor is just being paid to do his normal job.
     
  10. Minusorange

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    These press briefings get better and better



    Great presidents, kings, dictators
     
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  11. Kyo

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    He is better off not speaking period, in fact don't turn up and let the grown ups and experts handle it.
     
  12. wesimmo

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    Make masks from things, it's very well defined.

    Moron.
     
  13. timmeh

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    We’re ******.
     
  14. Kyo

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    Notice his explanation and descriptive vocabulary is very limited. Whenever he tries to articulate anything specific it's a rambling mess of waffle and nonesical garbage.
     
  15. timmeh

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    Only Trump is ****** enough to talk about thousands of people dying and then in the next breath joke about sleeping with models.
     
  16. OllyM

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    I'd love to know what went through Pence's mind as he stood listening to that.
     
  17. wesimmo

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    Hillary nailed it with the eclipse reference. He doesn't understand "big burny thing burns your eyes, don't look at it" and he's 'leading' a country through this mess.
     
  18. Kyo

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    That's the thing with this crisis he can't BS his way or bluff his way out of this situation. How people can't see just how incomptent and phoney this man is, is staggering.
     
  19. timmeh

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