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  Reply # 1718624 11-Feb-2017 12:09 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

Interesting Trump Article with a slightly less hysterical liberal viewpoint than many here.

 

 

I tend to agree that Trump's actions may be a little more clever than many think. History tells us that it is inevitable that at some point in the future there will be a terrorist attack of some form on US soil. And when it does happen, Trump will push the view that he was right from the outset and, maybe, use this to start disassembling some of the historical checks and balances around the use of Presidential power.

 

And in relation to the above:

 

  • I find it worrying that Trump is spending a lot of time early on telling the military and law enforcement that they are under-appreciated and that he has their back. 
  • I find it worrying that outrageous behaviour from Trump is accepted as ok starting to be 'normalised'. For example, a President that tells outright lies, and people are ok with this.

 


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  Reply # 1718630 11-Feb-2017 12:40 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

Interesting Trump Article with a slightly less hysterical liberal viewpoint than many here.

 

 

Your notion of 'liberal' amuses me. I notice all your press quotes come from the Telegraph, hardly a bastion of balanced reporting.

 





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  Reply # 1718631 11-Feb-2017 12:44 Send private message quote this post

joker97: Asked yet another American - 100% trump all the way. No questions. You guys' American friends must be from a different planet? Or mine are

 

Trump has supporters. No-one questions that. After all, he got voted into office. But don't forget that America is a country of over 300 million people. It depends on who you ask, where you ask them.

 

 





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  Reply # 1718669 11-Feb-2017 15:31 Send private message quote this post

Report on CNN says some parts of the 'golden shower' intelligence dossier have now been confirmed as true. None of the salacious bits, just some conversations between various foreign subjects, but the fact that these confirm what is in the dossier does lend credibility to the rest. It may well be true, though that is not yet proven.

 

 





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  Reply # 1718671 11-Feb-2017 15:48 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

We had some friends out from the USA this week, they were amazed at the level of hysteria (their words) in this country about Mr Trump. They felt that kiwis seemed to be more concerned than average Americans.





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  Reply # 1718672 11-Feb-2017 15:54 Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:
Geektastic:

 

Interesting Trump Article with a slightly less hysterical liberal viewpoint than many here.

 

Your notion of 'liberal' amuses me. I notice all your press quotes come from the Telegraph, hardly a bastion of balanced reporting.

 

 

 

The Torygraph used to be a decent right wing paper, but the last 10 - 15 years have seen a marked decline in that standard. In any case, they did not write the article - an American journalist did.






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  Reply # 1718673 11-Feb-2017 15:55 Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

We had some friends out from the USA this week, they were amazed at the level of hysteria (their words) in this country about Mr Trump. They felt that kiwis seemed to be more concerned than average Americans.

 

 

 

 

I agree with that assessment. I think it is because there is nothing happening here....






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  Reply # 1718731 11-Feb-2017 19:05 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

MikeB4:

 

We had some friends out from the USA this week, they were amazed at the level of hysteria (their words) in this country about Mr Trump. They felt that kiwis seemed to be more concerned than average Americans.

 

 

 

 

I agree with that assessment. I think it is because there is nothing happening here....

 

 

Time will tell, but I'm calling it now ...

 

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

 

 


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  Reply # 1718736 11-Feb-2017 19:29 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

So what do Americans think so far ...

 

https://youtu.be/tSjT6UWc1dc

 

 


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  Reply # 1718738 11-Feb-2017 19:46 Send private message quote this post

dafman:

 

Geektastic:

 

Interesting Trump Article with a slightly less hysterical liberal viewpoint than many here.

 

 

I tend to agree that Trump's actions may be a little more clever than many think. History tells us that it is inevitable that at some point in the future there will be a terrorist attack of some form on US soil. And when it does happen, Trump will push the view that he was right from the outset and, maybe, use this to start disassembling some of the historical checks and balances around the use of Presidential power.

 

And in relation to the above:

 

  • I find it worrying that Trump is spending a lot of time early on telling the military and law enforcement that they are under-appreciated and that he has their back. 
  • I find it worrying that outrageous behaviour from Trump is accepted as ok starting to be 'normalised'. For example, a President that tells outright lies, and people are ok with this.

 

 

 

I agree that there is far more to this, and the media is simply playing into his hands. The thing is that anyone can say anything, whether it is correct or not. By the time it has been checked and found not to be correct, things have moved on, and people have already made up their mind. This is the way the media currently works in the fast paced media world.

 

There are also going to be mass shootings which will probably end up killing far more people, but I don't see him wanting to ban guns. Infact isn't he and the republicans more for the opposite?


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  Reply # 1718739 11-Feb-2017 19:50 Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

Interesting Trump Article with a slightly less hysterical liberal viewpoint than many here.



Thanks for the share.
I found this two part doco on recent American history told from a liberal perspective interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tockq20KyqU

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  Reply # 1718743 11-Feb-2017 20:17 2 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

MikeB4:

 

We had some friends out from the USA this week, they were amazed at the level of hysteria (their words) in this country about Mr Trump. They felt that kiwis seemed to be more concerned than average Americans.

 

 

 

 

I agree with that assessment. I think it is because there is nothing happening here....

 

 

There was! Bill English sheared a sheep.


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  Reply # 1718788 11-Feb-2017 23:10 Send private message quote this post

joker97:

 

Geektastic:

 

MikeB4:

 

We had some friends out from the USA this week, they were amazed at the level of hysteria (their words) in this country about Mr Trump. They felt that kiwis seemed to be more concerned than average Americans.

 

 

 

 

I agree with that assessment. I think it is because there is nothing happening here....

 

 

There was! Bill English sheared a sheep.

 

 

 

 

Blast! I missed that!!






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  Reply # 1718818 12-Feb-2017 08:39 Send private message quote this post

From "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Stephen Colbert: "Here's something from the New York Times: 'Trump, who does not read books, is able to end his evenings with plenty of television.'

If only 'West Wing' was still be on, could he learn to be President of the United States"

YouTube: "Sean Spicer Will Now Take Your Pre-Approved Question"

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  Reply # 1718933 12-Feb-2017 16:49 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Meanwhile in NZ ''A 27-year-old woman has been arrested following an alleged racist attack on a woman in Huntly which was caught on video.

Mehpara Khan, 28, was on a road trip with friends yesterday when a stranger approached the group, who had stopped for a toilet break in Huntly.

Khan said racial abuse was hurled at the group and a can of beer thrown at them.

Police said in a statement this afternoon that "following an incident in Huntly" yesterday, a woman is in custody. She is facing charges of assault, assault with a weapon, and using offensive language.

She will appear in Hamilton District Court tomorrow.

Police said that after being provided with video evidence, staff "acted quickly" to make an arrest.''

As reported by the Herald and Stuff. 👍

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