Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | ... | 983
8813 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1669903 13-Nov-2016 09:24
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

networkn:

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

How ridiculous.  Of course we've got every right to protest anything we like.

 

Trump has made "a few" offensive comments?  Oh dear - did you miss the fact that he just spent a couple of years doing little else but to make offensive comments?  Perhaps if you're white, male, and middle class, they whizzed right past you and you didn't notice.

 

I don't agree that a trigger point for action should be "Unless he does something especially damaging to NZ".  Al Qaeda and ISIS did nothing to NZ.

 

(Hopefully) without invoking Godwins "head in the sand" should perhaps be thought about in terms of how dangerous nationalist political movements could metastasize globally.  That was only stopped in it's tracks when a few leaders (one in particular) pulled a nations head out of the sand, and at great cost, took a stand.  If heads had been pulled out of the sand a decade earlier, there may have been no need.

 

Trump's nationalist movement does have ramifications outside the USA.  Direct threats to "put America's interest first" which sounds terrific as a headline - but not so good when details include reneging on bi and multilateral agreements, and threatening to use economic might to crush countries who'd done well by free trade.  Legitimising and emboldening far-right movements outside the USA, the Le Pens and Pauline Hansons are rejoicing. 


Mad Scientist
21109 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1669913 13-Nov-2016 09:30
Send private message quote this post

One can say all one likes from the viewpoint of an outsider. Or an elite American. Or where-ever we are based or think.

 

At the end of the day, the American people have spoken. They don't want to be ruled by the elites. They'd rather have anything else but. Shown the middle finger. Gave Trump a chance to stuff the elites around. Another camp are sick of the the social divide and structure. Trump preached to them like a messiah, god send, holier than the other black man. Another camp are sick of the threat of extremists. Trump promises to wipe them out using whatever means. 

 

When you look at all these the result makes sense.





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


 
 
 
 


8813 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1669924 13-Nov-2016 09:36
Send private message quote this post

joker97:

 

At the end of the day, the American people have spoken. They don't want to be ruled by the elites.

 

 

 

 

How many times in this thread does that crop up.  It is wrong.

 

If the American people didn't want to be ruled by elites, then they wouldn't have elected a billionaire who flies over them in a gold-plated 757.

 

They elected Trump because he played to their fears.  Xenophobic and ignorant, but that's what happened.

 

 


Lock him up!
10841 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1669926 13-Nov-2016 09:36
Send private message quote this post

How can anyone with even the IQ of a grass-eating goat possibly think that a billionaire who doesn't pay taxes is not part of the elite? 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


Mad Scientist
21109 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1669927 13-Nov-2016 09:37
Send private message quote this post

Fred99:

 

joker97:

 

At the end of the day, the American people have spoken. They don't want to be ruled by the elites.

 

 

 

 

How many times in this thread does that crop up.  It is wrong.

 

If the American people didn't want to be ruled by elites, then they wouldn't have elected a billionaire who flies over them in a gold-plated 757.

 

They elected Trump because he played to their fears.  Xenophobic and ignorant, but that's what happened.

 

 

 

 

I didn't say the Americans got it right. Just that the result makes sense if you analyse the components.





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


Mad Scientist
21109 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1669928 13-Nov-2016 09:37
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

How can anyone with even the IQ of a grass-eating goat possibly think that a billionaire who doesn't pay taxes is not part of the elite? 

 

 

 

 

Now you are questioning the IQ of an American? Or saying the result shouldn't stand?





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


Lock him up!
10841 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1669933 13-Nov-2016 09:51
Send private message quote this post

What I am saying is that an awful lot of people voted for something other than what they thought they were voting for. An example is Obamacare. Many Trump supporters really hate that, though usually for the wrong reasons. His rhetoric undoubtedly won him their votes. Well guess what, yokels? Trump has now decided to keep Obamacare, at least big chunks of it. How is that butthurt feeling now?

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


Mad Scientist
21109 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1669937 13-Nov-2016 10:02
Send private message quote this post

Removing Obamacare should be the least of their worries right now




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


8813 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1669939 13-Nov-2016 10:04
Send private message quote this post

joker97:

 

Fred99:

 

joker97:

 

At the end of the day, the American people have spoken. They don't want to be ruled by the elites.

 

 

 

 

How many times in this thread does that crop up.  It is wrong.

 

If the American people didn't want to be ruled by elites, then they wouldn't have elected a billionaire who flies over them in a gold-plated 757.

 

They elected Trump because he played to their fears.  Xenophobic and ignorant, but that's what happened.

 

 

 

 

I didn't say the Americans got it right. Just that the result makes sense if you analyse the components.

 

 

 

 

No it doesn't.  It actually doesn't make sense at all.  What does make sense and what they voted for was a convenient excuse and euphemistic "establishment" that was representing the interests of those you don't like, fear, and resent.

 

Americans love the elites.  FFS - they don't have native royalty, so spend the last 1/2 century creating royalty out of Kennedys and Clintons, Kardashians - and now, unfortunately, Trumps.  

 

The Trump royal family are sitting around the throne, appointed by King Donald I of America to official duties.

 

It's an incredibly surreal spectacle.  But it is real.


14327 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1669946 13-Nov-2016 10:29
Send private message quote this post

It is what it is and life goes on. I think I will buy a new car




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


370 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1669948 13-Nov-2016 10:32
Send private message quote this post

Can anyone tell me if Cher has relocated to Jupiter yet?

 

Just asking as it looks like these celebs have backed down from their threats to move.

 

Just makes one wonder how serious their endorsements were of their chosen candidate.


8813 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1669951 13-Nov-2016 10:42
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4: It is what it is and life goes on. I think I will buy a new car

 

 

 

I suggest you wait - you might be able to buy a US made GM or Ford that are going to be made in America, by Americans, for the people of America.

 

Or you could just buy a Volkswagen.

 

:-)


5470 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1669952 13-Nov-2016 10:44
Send private message quote this post

Fred99:

 

<snip>

 

Americans love the elites.  FFS - they don't have native royalty, so spend the last 1/2 century creating royalty out of Kennedys and Clintons, Kardashians - and now, unfortunately, Trumps.  

 

The Trump royal family are sitting around the throne, appointed by King Donald I of America to official duties.

 

It's an incredibly surreal spectacle.  But it is real.

 

 





Sideface


370 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1669954 13-Nov-2016 10:52
Send private message quote this post

Fred99:

 

I suggest you wait - you might be able to buy a US made GM or Ford that are going to be made in America, by Americans, for the people of America.

 

Or you could just buy a Volkswagen.

 

:-)

 

 

Would that be a VW made in Mexico?

 

Or, would that be one made in Germany by low paid Syrian migrants?


Lock him up!
10841 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1669958 13-Nov-2016 11:03
Send private message quote this post

I wonder if Americans will enjoy their three times more expensive half as reliable poor fuel economy made in USA death traps?

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


1 | ... | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | ... | 983
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.