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The Trump presidency

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by datalol-jack, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Werewolf

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    I'm going to post a reminder that this section of the forum is for actual discussion and debate.

    It's not for posting memes.
    It's not for posting videos without comment.
     
  2. VincentHanna

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    Thanks Werewolf.


    Political YouTube videos are mostly patisan junk. And the Youtube algorithm means that if you regularly view political videos on that platform, your suggested videos mean you end up in an echo chamber of confirmation bias
     
  3. efish

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    Clearly having a moment of folks who are angry trying to say something, just not doing it very well.

    Who knows what motivates people, confusion, sadness, anger, love, grief or just a plain disregard for other people?

    Who knows?

    Muffins angry and sadness seem to be accompanied by repeated references to Grandmothers.

    No idea what that is all about but it does not seem insane, more very angry and upset in regard to a perceived absence of love.
     
  4. plasmahal

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    As long as any rules are applied fairly, no problem from me.
     
  5. StriderX

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    Its the Trump thread so it doesn't matter because it's only tangentially relevant, just because through fox news coverage that Trump takes a position on them, doesn't make it about him.

    Sick of seeing irrelevant things in here to gaslight and attempt to steer the conversation away from Trump's ****** mouth and his/his admin's ****** actions.

    He just blew up at Fox news for having a very accurate polling (rated A by 538), just because it's negative of him. His 'temporary' Agriculture Sec made a joke about farmers to their faces calling them whiners, this is a man who has $10's of millions and his bossman is a 'billionaire', with whom he has a policy to supposedly 'help' the farmers by destroying their market (Brazil has massively increased it's production to the point that the business is not coming back), small farms have been going bust at the some of the highest rates recently.

    It's funny though that they're they're surviving off of socialism, while saying other's can't have it because it's 'different'.
     
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  6. muffins

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    Still waiting for you to post that grandmother quote…
     
  7. doodah

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    Trump chooses odd times to tell the truth. Considering buying Greenland? Sure! What an odd individual.
     
  8. Kyo

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    Economists are just trying to make Trump look bad according to him as growing concerns that the US will go into recession.

    Source
     
  9. Greebo

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    Yet bizarrely enough the photographic forums were in meltdown this weekend as Sony announced price rises on their RRP of stuff built in China. Was funny to see Trump supporters defending it as being "supply and demand" or "Sony are trying to be Apple" totally ignoring the point that the price rises were US only.

    No nothing at all to do with the 10% tariffs Trump put on consumer electronics from 1st September (which the blind Trump followers who only read Trump supporting websites are adamant have been delayed until December when they haven't)

    Loads of rhetoric about now the US can start marking their own cameras and lens again and they don't need to import this kind of stuff.
     
  10. doodah

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    @Kyo I don't think one part of that statement is correct.

    Edit - nooooooooooo @Greebo about the price rises. What's occurring with your sale ;)?

    I have a feeling the recession might start in 2021 at which point the Democrats will get all of the blame and the deficit hawks return.

    Fortunately Trump has the likes of Larry Kudlow saying all is rosy, and was right on the mark about how there would be no recession in 2007 :rolleyes:. They are also 'looking at' a middle class tax cut - one assumes it will go the same way as last year's middle class tax cut. And to add to their own version of reality - Peter Navarro supposedly denied the bond yield curve had inverted (a key sign of on an incoming recession though it does not guarantee one) or that the tariffs are costing Americans....

    [​IMG]

    Edit - @Kyo, sorry I should have been clearer. I mean not one part of Trump's quote you posted sounds correct, not what you said :).
     
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  11. Mr Badger

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    There could be a few plausible explanations for a quote like that, for example:
    • It's a spoof.
    • It was made by someone who isn't President of the USA and wrongly attributed to Donald Trump.
    • There has been some sort of transcription or translation error.
    • (reaching a bit but) It has somehow been taken massively out of context.
    • The guy is a babbling ignoramus.
     
  12. doodah

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    Our favourite Texan beta male is so depressingly sad. I wonder how he will spin brown nosing so much when this all hits the fan? He called his wife ugly and implied his father assassinated a US president FFS!
     
  13. muffins

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    I don’t understand why people would be attributing uk price hikes to trump? What do the tariffs in America have to do with Chinese goods coming into the uk?
     
  14. muffins

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    Even in Texas they are asking him to step down as he has no chance. They think he might have a better chance to run for the senate second time around.
     
  15. Greebo

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    Nothing at all and I was referring to US price hikes. Where did I say it was UK??? Or are you assuming that photography forums on the internet don;t include people from the US???

    Your post makes no sense.
     
  16. muffins

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    You said the photographic forums. One must assume that you are talking about the forum on here. If you said the American photographic forums. Then that would have made sense.
     
  17. Kyo

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    The thing is its another case where its Trump vs Reality. Its got to the point where he can now defy Facts, Science, Economics and reality to whatever he proclaims. If you dont accept it thats when he has a problem with you.

    He is also clearly rattled and had a hissy fit because according to him it was the Fed Reserve's fault, then it was the stock market being wrong, then China and now its not China because the Tariffs are working because Economists are wrong. Everyone is wrong as long as its not him. He just cant make up his mind.
     
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  18. Greebo

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    Why on earth would anybody assume it was the photographic forums on here? And they weren't American Photographic forums, just Global ones. And clearly I was talking about US people being upset over the price increases as nobody else in the world got any price increases...

    So now we have cleared all that up, you got any comment about the tariffs?
     
  19. muffins

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    They don’t bother me. I don’t live in the USA. I do think that the world has given China too much economic power over us and finally someone has the guts to stand up to it.
     
  20. Greebo

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    Except we are in a Trump thread and discussing Trump and the affects his tariffs are having. So far they are failing to do anything except hurt US citizens and businesses.