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  # 1669667 12-Nov-2016 17:30
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networkn:

 

I am not saying he IS the saviour, but I can tell you that he isn't part of the "political" establishment the way Clinton, Bush, Obama are. I do believe he wants to help the US be better, whether he can, different story. 

 

Being a Billionaire, investor or even a sleaze doesn't automatically proclude you from having ideas that may help.

 

Again, not saying he is the answer, but some of his ideas have some merit. Even some of his whacky ones have SOME basis of merit. For example, he doesn't JUST want a wall, he wants a wall, and faster and more efficient processing of people wanting to immigrate from Mexico. 

 

Time will tell, I suspect he never expected to get this far, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him have a "health" event that causes him to need to step down, in which case his VP (A career politician) would take over.

 

 

But that's the thing. He actually didn't say anything. He just kept repeating "Only I can fix it" but when asked for plans, ideas he would regurgitate "I will destroy ISIS"...





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  # 1669668 12-Nov-2016 17:31
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Rikkitic:

 

CNN says the protests are spreading. If you believe CNN.

 

 

 

 

I certainly do, I like CNN. Spreading, not sure, as they are nationwide, and are in action for the third night running


 
 
 
 


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  # 1669681 12-Nov-2016 17:47
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Sideface:

 

 

 

Agree but ...

 

60 million people voted for Trump - they can't all have been "in the rust belt and other poor areas".

 

Like freitasm, I find Trump's popularity completely incomprehensible ...

 

 

You also would have had a lot of them that would have voted for republican anyway, no matter who the leader was. A lot of those areas would never vote democrat. His problem is that a lot of his party don't seem to like him anyway. So I wonder if he is going to struggle with his own party and VP. You don't get the impression during his speech after he had won, that they are great friends. He thanked him right at the end, almost as an after thought. I looks like it is going to be very much a family affair as much as possible by the looks of it, which is fine if that is the way he wants to do it.

 

That said, I believe more actual people actually voted for Hillary anyway. It is just the way the US is divided up, which meant he won more states. So based on that, you could argue that based on the people vote, people wanted Hillary. To me, it does seem odd though, that in a democracy, even though she got more people voting for her, she didn't get in. But that is the system they work with over there.


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  # 1669695 12-Nov-2016 18:24
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I thought the antics have subsided for Trump. Seems not

 

"Now your children, whose main fiduciary responsibility is enhancing those businesses, that they are going to be involved in picking people for positions in the administration that will affect those interests - that worries me," said Norm Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a longtime observer of government."


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  # 1669700 12-Nov-2016 18:30
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freitasm:

 

networkn:

 

I am not saying he IS the saviour, but I can tell you that he isn't part of the "political" establishment the way Clinton, Bush, Obama are. I do believe he wants to help the US be better, whether he can, different story. 

 

Being a Billionaire, investor or even a sleaze doesn't automatically proclude you from having ideas that may help.

 

Again, not saying he is the answer, but some of his ideas have some merit. Even some of his whacky ones have SOME basis of merit. For example, he doesn't JUST want a wall, he wants a wall, and faster and more efficient processing of people wanting to immigrate from Mexico. 

 

Time will tell, I suspect he never expected to get this far, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him have a "health" event that causes him to need to step down, in which case his VP (A career politician) would take over.

 

 

But that's the thing. He actually didn't say anything. He just kept repeating "Only I can fix it" but when asked for plans, ideas he would regurgitate "I will destroy ISIS"...

 

 

 

 

I don't agree with that. He had a "first 100 days in office" plan. He may not have specifics (in some instances), but he does have goals. Some of those (like with Obama and Gitmo) won't be possible because he will soon have information about the country he has never had before. Clinton was pretty vague on her plans too. 

 

I suspect a lot of his bravado is going to disappear as both the realization of what's required to be President, and because he is about to have the snot scared out of him by daily security briefings that only the top 6 security people in the US get. 

 

I recall but can't find video, of footage of Obama after his first such security briefing and how worried and ashen he looked. I also recall hearing GWB vomited after or during his. Not sure where I heard that, but I can believe it. 


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  # 1669705 12-Nov-2016 18:34
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I thought the antics have subsided for Trump. Seems not

 

"Now your children, whose main fiduciary responsibility is enhancing those businesses, that they are going to be involved in picking people for positions in the administration that will affect those interests - that worries me," said Norm Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a longtime observer of government."

 

 


Let's give them the benefit of the doubt. I agree it doesn't exactly sound ideal, but /me shrugs. 

 

 


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  # 1669706 12-Nov-2016 18:42
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For the record, the donation to the Charity of MF's choosing has now been made. (The result of having bet Clinton would easily win the Electoral Vote and become President) :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1669709 12-Nov-2016 18:50
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I asked @networkn to donate to Ronald McDonald's House, a charity that hosts parents of kids in hospital.

Many thanks for doing that.




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  # 1669710 12-Nov-2016 19:01
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networkn:

 

freitasm:

 

networkn:

 

I am not saying he IS the saviour, but I can tell you that he isn't part of the "political" establishment the way Clinton, Bush, Obama are. I do believe he wants to help the US be better, whether he can, different story. 

 

Being a Billionaire, investor or even a sleaze doesn't automatically proclude you from having ideas that may help.

 

Again, not saying he is the answer, but some of his ideas have some merit. Even some of his whacky ones have SOME basis of merit. For example, he doesn't JUST want a wall, he wants a wall, and faster and more efficient processing of people wanting to immigrate from Mexico. 

 

Time will tell, I suspect he never expected to get this far, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him have a "health" event that causes him to need to step down, in which case his VP (A career politician) would take over.

 

 

But that's the thing. He actually didn't say anything. He just kept repeating "Only I can fix it" but when asked for plans, ideas he would regurgitate "I will destroy ISIS"...

 

 

 

 

I don't agree with that. He had a "first 100 days in office" plan. He may not have specifics (in some instances), but he does have goals. Some of those (like with Obama and Gitmo) won't be possible because he will soon have information about the country he has never had before. Clinton was pretty vague on her plans too. 

 

I suspect a lot of his bravado is going to disappear as both the realization of what's required to be President, and because he is about to have the snot scared out of him by daily security briefings that only the top 6 security people in the US get. 

 

I recall but can't find video, of footage of Obama after his first such security briefing and how worried and ashen he looked. I also recall hearing GWB vomited after or during his. Not sure where I heard that, but I can believe it. 

 

 

This was also said on CNN post election. Mouth dropped, IIRC


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  # 1669719 12-Nov-2016 19:08
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tdgeek:

 

I thought the antics have subsided for Trump. Seems not

 

"Now your children, whose main fiduciary responsibility is enhancing those businesses, that they are going to be involved in picking people for positions in the administration that will affect those interests - that worries me," said Norm Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a longtime observer of government."

 

 

This really terrifies me.  What if that becomes the norm in liberal democracies?

 

<thinks af Max Key and shudders>


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  # 1669720 12-Nov-2016 19:09
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networkn:

 

For the record, the donation to the Charity of MF's choosing has now been made. (The result of having bet Clinton would easily win the Electoral Vote and become President) :)

 

 

 

 

Thank you.


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  # 1669751 12-Nov-2016 19:41
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Now this is starting to get a bit nuts:

 

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/trump-supporters-protesters-clash-at-aucklands-aotea-square/

 

A clash between pro/anti Trump supporters in Auckland?

 

There may be a time when (peaceful) protesting does become appropriate - if the US ends up committing atrocities - hopefully not.  "Rent a mob" protests now would be counter-productive to any future efforts to "send a message" - not that I'd expect the US to take any particular notice anyway. 


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  # 1669762 12-Nov-2016 20:05
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Fred99:

 

Now this is starting to get a bit nuts:

 

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/trump-supporters-protesters-clash-at-aucklands-aotea-square/

 

 

 

 

Yes indeed, was reading this about 10 minutes ago myself and I started laughing at the video - it looked more like a comedy act.

 

Well at least Warren Buffet was a loser and winner this week, I found that just as amusing.


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  # 1669767 12-Nov-2016 20:14
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Fred99:

 

networkn:

 

For the record, the donation to the Charity of MF's choosing has now been made. (The result of having bet Clinton would easily win the Electoral Vote and become President) :)

 

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

At least someone benefited from Trump being elected :) 

 

Let's hope for everyone's sakes it's not just them!

 

To be fair, if HALF of what he says he can get done, he can get done, he would be one of the most successful Presidents of my life-time. 

 

 


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  # 1669769 12-Nov-2016 20:23
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Fred99:

 

Now this is starting to get a bit nuts:

 

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/trump-supporters-protesters-clash-at-aucklands-aotea-square/

 

A clash between pro/anti Trump supporters in Auckland?

 

There may be a time when (peaceful) protesting does become appropriate - if the US ends up committing atrocities - hopefully not.  "Rent a mob" protests now would be counter-productive to any future efforts to "send a message" - not that I'd expect the US to take any particular notice anyway. 

 

 

 

 

These look like Kiwi's and to be honest it's freaking disgraceful. 

 

Trump hasn't DONE anything yet except make a few offensive comments and promise some stuff. We have NO right to protest at this point, and if it was a Kiwi burning a US flag, well I am honestly lost for words. 

 

I can't think of one thing that gives us the right to burn another countries flag over an election result. 


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