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  # 1669771 12-Nov-2016 20:41
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networkn:

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

It looked like the local Communist Party considering all the bits of red I saw. 

 

Speaking to some American friends just now, they're less bothered with seeing their flag burn here than on their own soil. All the same, they said it was a pity.

 

It's happening around the globe in small pockets.


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  # 1669773 12-Nov-2016 21:09
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This article (and by extension Michael Moore) have made a lot of sense. 

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11746983

 

 

 

I agree with his about Democrats who aren't prepared to fight tooth and nail for 8 years. I don't disagree with all of Trumps policies, but the Democrats need to sit up and note that Hillary won the Popular vote, and therefore they have a mandate to fight tooth and nail to stop Trump doing what the majority disagree with. I am sort of half expecting Trump to not complete a term or not challenge for a second term at the worst, but honestly I am unsure if the VP is better. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1669806 12-Nov-2016 21:44
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Michael Moore, say no more...


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  # 1669807 12-Nov-2016 21:45
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nathan:
tdgeek:

joker97:


Fred99:


gzt:
Are both houses now majority Republican? Impeachment seems unlikely if that is the case. Even so the threat of impeachment seems fairly useful to the Republican party.


Yes.


But it also depends what Trump does - his support amongst GOP is hardly unanimous - if he turns himself into such a liability that polls started to swing showing that the GOP would be wiped out in mid-term elections, his own party may strike first.


Talking above about protests etc, and poor behaviour by some in the anti-Trump movement, it's really a serious strategic mistake if that's allowed to carry on - they need to pull their heads in.  I doubt Trump can hold support - there's far too much press freedom, far too much respect for the constitution - most people are decent people.  I surely hope and expect he'll self-destruct.  But if the anti-Trump movement does become a threat to stability, I have no doubt that Trump will use that to his advantage, isolate and condemn another entire group as "a danger and threat" .



Trump may not be as dumb, he might have a team around him that has decent support from the senate and the house to mediate and do the donkey work.



IMHO he will just be a figurehead. Every idea he has, dumb or serious, the team will tell him the 38 reasons why not. He may have gaffes. State stuff then backtrack, I can see that  a lot as his mouth runs ahead of what his team tell him what can and cannot be done. Then it will all become obvious when his oration rarely turns into action. 



They're all figureheads. President has very little power. Read up about what happens to presidents that suggest things like moving away from Rothschild federal reserve onto a gold backed system.

Democracy is an illusion to make people think they're in control

Want to control 300MM people? Divide them in half and have them fight each other instead of their puppet master elitist overlords.

Holy crap! The 'Rothschild federal reserve' ?

Is that an anti-semitic conspiracy theory?

https://www.quora.com/Do-the-Rothschilds-own-the-Fed

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  # 1669812 12-Nov-2016 22:13
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cynnicallemon:

 

Michael Moore, say no more...

 

 

 

 

I'm hardly his biggest fan, however, a lot of what he says above makes plenty of sense. Some of it, at least for me, it has believability.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1669813 12-Nov-2016 22:15
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tdgeek: What will he do when he meets other leaders? Particularly other leaders of controversial nations or issues.

Sell a hotel or two I expect. Make some deals.

Trip over toes, fall flat on face, try and bluster his way out of it.

Unfortunately there is no chapter 11 in international relations.

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  # 1669815 12-Nov-2016 22:16
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Holy crap! The 'Rothschild federal reserve' ?

Is this an anti-semitic conspiracy theory?

 


https://www.quora.com/Do-the-Rothschilds-own-the-Fed

 

 

 

I found that quite enlightening, thanks. (Not that I had thoughts that the Rothschild family controlled the Fed, but at least I know more about it now. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1669820 12-Nov-2016 22:24
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networkn:

 

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. 

 

 

That must have been when they were told about the alien mothership in Jupiter's orbit.

 

 





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  # 1669821 12-Nov-2016 22:25
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gzt:
tdgeek: What will he do when he meets other leaders? Particularly other leaders of controversial nations or issues.

Unfortunately there is no chapter 11 in international relations.

 

It's called the IMF.


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  # 1669828 12-Nov-2016 22:50
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gzt:
tdgeek: What will he do when he meets other leaders? Particularly other leaders of controversial nations or issues.

Unfortunately there is no chapter 11 in international relations.

 

It's called the IMF.

 

 

 

 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it....






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  # 1669829 12-Nov-2016 22:55
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networkn:

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

To be honest, I am not sure what right we have to protest at all. He's not our President, we did not elect him etc etc.

 

Unless he does something especially damaging to NZ I can't see what business it is of ours. Protesting by waving placards etc is so facile anyway - a bigger waste of time it is hard to imagine.

 

In any case most New Zealanders should love him - the WSJ carries the headline today that TPP is dead in the water and I know a lot of the head in the sand lot wanted that killed off so now he's effectively helped their cause. Bet that made them choke on their tofu.






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  # 1669833 12-Nov-2016 23:01
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

To be honest, I am not sure what right we have to protest at all. He's not our President, we did not elect him etc etc.

 

Unless he does something especially damaging to NZ I can't see what business it is of ours. Protesting by waving placards etc is so facile anyway - a bigger waste of time it is hard to imagine.

 

In any case most New Zealanders should love him - the WSJ carries the headline today that TPP is dead in the water and I know a lot of the head in the sand lot wanted that killed off so now he's effectively helped their cause. Bet that made them choke on their tofu.

 

 

I agree, it's WAY to early to protest (if you were to at all), there are no signs of the election being rigged etc. 

 

I doubt many Ex Pats would bother, and I agree, sign waving, big waste of time.

 

 


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  # 1669891 13-Nov-2016 08:57
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Sideface:

 

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 can see in maps that are less granular than States that Trump won nearly every county throughout the US... the exceptions were the large cities.

 

I think part of it is that, unlike NZ where the left wing tends to be poor and people-centred and the right-wing rich and business-centred, in the US the Republican party is the home of the working class, whereas the Democrats are rich liberals. Trump has very successfully tapped into this connection.

 

 


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  # 1669897 13-Nov-2016 09:12
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Most of the comment says Hilary Clinton will win, most of the statistics said Hilarry Clinton will win.

 

 

 

But, finally she lost. I still don't get that. How come Mr. Donald Trump won the presidency after all this.

 

Can anybody explain this o me? All I see is that, no matter who they support the crowd said Hilary Clinton will win. 


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  # 1669901 13-Nov-2016 09:19
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Jimmyshergal:

 

Most of the comment says Hilary Clinton will win, most of the statistics said Hilarry Clinton will win.

 

 

 

But, finally she lost. I still don't get that. How come Mr. Donald Trump won the presidency after all this.

 

Can anybody explain this o me? All I see is that, no matter who they support the crowd said Hilary Clinton will win. 

 

 

Umm ... most people said AB would beat Ireland of all people. Right? Wrong.

 

One of the many Reasons (no I'm not expert but I do know a thing or two about stats and sampling)

 

You hire people to do a poll. Who will they pick to poll? People with iphones? People with Linknd accounts? People who are tech savvy? Or the farmers in rural America? The Western Baptist who don't do social media/use technology? The people who aren't listed on the white pages because they're too poor, the unseen, the invisible in society? Each of those have one vote. Same number of vote as a lawyer or Bill Gates. One.





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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