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December 09, 2016

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Per "wertigon" Ekström

Holy crap.

The man is actually trying to get Mexico to pay for his wall. The guy is clearly utterly delusional and insane.

The only good part about the wall is that it will create a ton of jobs, I guess...

b

@Per

I guess that probably some kind of 5 mile long wall will be build eventually somewhere between Mexico and Trump. Afterwards Trump will claim that he kept his promise!

The length of border between Mexico and USA is 3145 kilometers (1954 miles)!

Another thing is that Tomi was right that Trump does what the last person to whom he spoke to. To this has to be added that Trump makes his policy based on the last TV show which he watched.


Donald Trump is making major policy pronouncements based on what he sees on TV
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/25/donald-trump-is-making-major-policy-pronouncements-based-on-what-he-sees-on-tv/

Winter

@Per
"The man is actually trying to get Mexico to pay for his wall."

The man is a con man. His whole career was separating poor people from the little money they had. So this is entirely in character.

Btw, he was not good at it. Over his career he only lost money.

Winter

I want to add a fun link. We know Trump will always name "America First". But who will be second?

Here are the contenders:
http://everysecondcounts.eu/index.html

It all started with the Netherlands:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc

Millard Filmore

Before the election, someone here was showing us how the refugee situation in Europe was a HUGE problem. Maybe it was Figjam. One of the biggest stories out of, Germany was it?, was about a sex crazed mob going wild.

Here is an update:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/17/europes-biggest-paper-bild-bogus-refugee-sex-mob-story

Catriona

@Millard So one false story means that refugees are all angels? By that standard North Korea isn't so bad a place because some of the defectors exaggerated their stories of torture.

Catriona

I still don't understand why "progressives" like you are such fans of the most socially conservative, sexist, homophobic religion on the face of the earth.

Winter

@Catriona
"I still don't understand why "progressives" like you are such fans of the most socially conservative, sexist, homophobic religion on the face of the earth."

Do you even know real Muslims.

Sorry, but have you recently talked to USA Christians involved in the anti-gay/trans laws? Or ever talked to Hindu fundanentalists (women were assaulted all over Bengaluru with local politicians blaming the women).

The average Muslim is just as tolerant as the average Latin American Catholic. Which could improve. But it is nowhere as bad as VP Pence and his fellow fundamentalists.

Millard Filmore

@Catriona: "So one false story means that refugees are all angels?" ... No more than one true story means all refugees are terrorists. Shouldn't we be trying to divine the truth out of world events?

@Catriona: "I still don't understand why "progressives" like you are such fans of the most socially conservative, sexist, homophobic religion on the face of the earth." ... To which religion should I turn my love and admiration? The one with a general that said "kill them all and let God sort it out"? How about the one that went to war to preserve slavery 160 years ago? Those both claimed to be Christian. If you Google up "Dominionist" you can see that good Christian slavery has not been extinguished. Maybe these modern guys think there can be a kinder, gentler, version of slavery.

Every religion will have its nut cases. Christianity is not protection against that.

Winter

News about mobile, politics, and games. I do not know how to describe it.

In the run-up of our parliamentry elections, Arjan Lubach, a Dutch entertainer presenting a "Daily Show" type TV program has launched the Kamergotchi, a new Tamagotchi clone (remember?).

In Kamergotchi, you must care for a random political leader. Now you can have a politician in your pocket!

It is a boon on twitter: #kamergotchi

http://www.politico.eu/article/geert-wilders-your-very-own-digital-pet-zondag-met-lubach-kamergotchi-parliamentary-election-march-15/


Btw, this is the same Arjan Lubach who started the "America First, XXX Second" contest between Europan nations.
http://everysecondcounts.eu/

Millard Filmore

Here is an article that shows the impact FBI director Comey had on Hillary's numbers in October.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/03/say-it-me-again-james-comey-elected-donald-trump-president

Comey put a mentally ill, perverted, traitor in the White House.

Winter

Politicians and voters seem to learn. Today are Dutch elections. First exit polls are out. Turnout was 80%, a record high.

The Dutch role model of Trump et al. the venerable Geert Wilders (funny hair model too) has not been able to cash in on Brexit and Trump. His party ran a campaign against refugees, migration, and the EU and tried to use Trump's victory in his campaign.

As it looks now, he got less than 15% of the votes. Just as many as a fanatic pro-EU party.

Winter

In the first collapse of GOP governance policies:

Republicans never wanted to kill Obamacare
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/03/24/republicans-never-wanted-kill-obamacare/wsjvgFYmgFilzU5QVyDxeN

More collapses to follow.

paul

The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/health_care/analysis-the-outsider-dealmaker-faltering-in-white-house/2017/03/25/97aa91ac-1153-11e7-aa57-2ca1b05c41b8_story.html

paul

Donald Trump's presidency could be finished by Russia investigations, former NSA analyst says

"Paul Manafort is now a leading focus of the investigation by American intelligence. Trump's whole defence is one member of his inner circle away from turning state's evidence and spilling some beans and it starts to be all over. We're not there yet. But I think that day's coming."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-presidency-finished-russia-investigations-fbi-vladimir-putin-nsa-analyst-john-schindler-a7649371.html

Winter

Incompetence and political extremism:
The footgun of the GOP has fired (again?)

Winter

My impression:

Sunday League: The best own goal ever scored?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/football/video-1079848/Sunday-League-The-best-goal-scored.html

paul

Bannon told conservatives 'this is not a debate,' you have to back bill

http://thehill.com/homenews/325767-report-bannon-told-conservatives-this-is-not-a-debate-you-have-to-vote-for-bill

Obviously, Bannon likes dictatorship.

Winter

You cannot make this up:

White House denies report that Trump handed Merkel a bill for NATO services
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/26/donald-trump-angela-merkel-germany-nato-bill.html

Trump clearly has learned the old Roman principle of "Divide and conquer".
But he has not read on to learn about the fate of the Brits against the Romans:
"Thus, while they fight singly, all are conquered."
Which is what happens if you divide yourself and your allies.

On the other hand, he IS the Russian candidate with a keen eye for Putin's interests.

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