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The Trump presidency

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

  1. Rilot

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    My 6-year-old behaves better than that.
     
  2. jsmoke

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    So your totally anti-american, I didn't realise you were so hateful that you'd want ordinary citizens to die especially the elderly.
     
  3. Sankari

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    Devin Nunes threatened to sue Ted Liu. Ted went full beast mode, and absolutely destroyed him.

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  4. Jono8

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    What has happened to the Republican party? Have they always been childish imbeciles or is that Trump’s influence?

    Do they think that because Trump acts like a grown up toddler, that they are vindicated to do the same?

    Also, Barr quite obviously must be impeached and removed from office.
     
  5. Jono8

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    For the Trump fans in here:

    Why doesn't Trump just stop counting how many illegal immigrants come into the country?
    The numbers might look bad to you, because the government is too efficient at counting them!

    This solution seems a lot cheaper than building a wall along the entire southern border...

    Why didn't he think of it quicker?
     
  6. Greebo

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    And gun deaths. If you stop recording any of the gun deaths then the anti gun lobby will shut up and go away. Simples.
     
  7. Yas786

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    Whoosh straight over your head ;). Astounding that you cannot or refuse to admit that Trump is the one who has been raving about how great they are with the COVID 19 testing etc.
    You utterly failed to grasp his point lol and that’s quite funny.
     
  8. cheesyboy

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    Interestingly, one of the ways the US has avoided confronting the police brutality issue is by simply not collecting the stats. The Guardian and the Washington Post started collecting the data themselves following the Ferguson protests in 2014 (vIoLeNt PrOtEsTs DoN't WoRk), which prompted then-FBI chief James Comey (remember him?) to bemoan the lack of a central database “It is unacceptable that the Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper from the UK are becoming the lead source of information about violent encounters between police and civilians. That is not good for anybody,”

    I actually don't know if the US even now has a central record that isn't voluntary for police forces to report to.
     
  9. jsmoke

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    By the way it was worded you may as well have been saying death to Americans. It shows the level your at when you celebrate covid infections with the hope to make trump look incompetent. Very low!
     
  10. Greebo

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    Well that is how Trump views it as #winning. Why not criticise him rather than people posting on this forum?
     
  11. Jono8

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  12. doodah

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    It's going to remain a tall order though, but the best chance to retake it before 2022*. And whilst I would love them to retake the Senate, doing so have fairly thin margins for some votes. I fully expect the GOP to go into frenzied attack mode and the Democrats plod along hoping for bipartisanship. The Democrats need to look at the filibuster if they do take it, it's been weaponised too much.

    *if the Democrats don't take the Senate in 2022, they are useless. The GOP are defending over 20 seats compared to the Democrat's ~12 seats.
     
  13. cheesyboy

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    There's lots they need to look at. This guy sums it up pretty well:


     
  14. doodah

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    Now that's some promising reform!

    Edit - @Rilot, sadly true :( (maybe a bone here and there from the Demecrats).
     
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  15. Rilot

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    Meaning it will never happen. The status quo benefits both parties.
     
  16. Yas786

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    Again you have missed the point completely.
    No one here is celebrating any Covid related deaths.
    If anyone it’s Trump that’s celebrating the fact that they are doing so many tests and finding many more coming through. Then goes onto say he asked for testing to be slowed down.
    And it’s not very hard to show Trump as being utterly incompetent, the last 4 yrs have shown just how incompetent he truly is. No one here needs to show that, it’s all out there in black and white for the past 4 yrs.

    Why is it that you refuse to criticise him for his incompetence?? But anyone here pointing it out gets your back up??
     
  17. JeditOjanen

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    The status quo benefits the incumbent party. Other parts of the system make it easier for Republicans to be the incumbents.
     
  18. The Geezer

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    Loony left / socialist espousing democracy provides benefits to it's voters - how very dare you
     
  19. Colonel_Klinck

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    David Rothkopf does a really good podcast Deep State Radio
     
  20. Mr C

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    I wouldn't be surprised if David Rothkopf got some of his ideas from Joseph Stiglitz. They both have connections to the University of Columbia and both talk a lot about governmental reform (though Stiglitz is more focused on the economics and intervention of markets by governments).

    If you are a fan of Rothkopf's work i highly recommend looking at some of the work by Stiglitz. One of his most recent books People, Power and Profits is one of my personal favourites.