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  #1701567 11-Jan-2017 17:42
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"President material".




 

 

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  #1701583 11-Jan-2017 17:58
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This revelation (if true) is yuge. Unpresidented. 





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  #1701586 11-Jan-2017 18:03
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Geektastic:

 

Rikkitic:

 

What many Kiwis may not fully appreciate is just how pig-ignorant the average American is, especially about anything outside America. Even a presumably educated man like Ben Carson, a surgeon for christsake, had no idea about what was going on in the Middle East, and may not have even known that a Middle East existed. This based on his answers to questions during the primary debates. Then of course we have the Libertarian candidate, who had never even heard of Aleppo.

 

I think many people here get a false impression of the knowledge level of the average American from the international media, where the 'best and brightest' tend to be over-represented. Most Americans, even with a so-called 'college degree', are frankly stupid. I know this from long personal experience so don't start claiming I don't know anything about the country. Domestic media there do not inform people, they just reaffirm comfortable prejudices. Of course  there are many exceptional Americans, many genuinely bright people in the sciences and arts, in business, and even in politics. But you won't find many of them in the average shopping mall or holiday park. There are 300 million or so Americans and most of them are simply dumb. Most are also the nicest people in the world, but they don't know crap about anything. They don't know history, they don't know politics, they don't know a thing about how the world works, or even their own country. They are kept dumb by their media and most revel in it. If you don't believe this, just look at the comments sections of any social media sites dealing with anything other than cooking, yoga or New Age mysticism.

 

     

 

 

 

 

Don't make the error of assuming that 'many Kiwis' are not equally ignorant...!

 

 

 

 

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  #1701598 11-Jan-2017 19:15
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freitasm: "President material".

 

Just like JFK and Bill Clinton. And probably dozens of others who managed to keep it quiet.

 

 


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  #1701599 11-Jan-2017 19:19
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That CIA report raises more questions than it answers.

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  #1701600 11-Jan-2017 19:20
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Food for thought, say in the remote chance Trump got impeached or booted by cabinet the next inline is Mike Pence.




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  #1701601 11-Jan-2017 19:22
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MikeB4: Food for thought, say in the remote chance Trump got impeached or booted by cabinet the next inline is Mike Pence.


From what I have read Pence is quite easy for the republicans to control. As opposed to Donald.

 
 
 
 


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  #1701603 11-Jan-2017 19:26
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mattwnz:





Until now ...   undecided



 


I just hope he treats the position with the respect it deserves. I don't think he realizes how much hard work it is. We are going to have years of Trump in the news now, with various parodies.

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  #1701609 11-Jan-2017 19:30
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Trump is a moron.

 

He claims "Fake News - a total political witch hunt!"

 

Doh!  The "news" is real - Buzzfeed didn't make it up.  The matters discussed in the report might not be true or to his liking, but the report is real.

 

Most news sources reporting it are being responsible and stating that they can't verify the content.

 

Not sure why he'd be such a cry-baby about it anyway.  Even if the report is full of lies, it doesn't come close to the lies he's been dishing out.

 

Of course if he wasn't such a dirty rat (all that "grab 'em by the ____" stuff exposed) and had a history of being honest and decent, the report would probably be dismissed as conspiracy theory.


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  #1701610 11-Jan-2017 19:31
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tdgeek:
mattwnz:





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I just hope he treats the position with the respect it deserves. I don't think he realizes how much hard work it is. We are going to have years of Trump in the news now, with various parodies.

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  #1701611 11-Jan-2017 19:33
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tdgeek:

Four years to be precise

 

Yes - but hopefully in the second two years, he'll be singing castrato to an empty concert hall.


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  #1701614 11-Jan-2017 19:41
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I have to say I have very mixed feelings about this. I detest Trump and I applaud anything that shows what a total SOB he is. At the same time, I find it incredibly depressing. I just hope it is over soon.

 

 





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  #1701616 11-Jan-2017 19:44
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networkn:

 

 

 

You may be right in (some) of your criticism of him, I don't disagree with all of it, however, in my mind you are still clearly trying to rationalize the decision to elect him, through the eyes of a Kiwi, and are probably incapable of understanding the American cultural and general lifestyles that lead to the choices they make. For that you would need to live there or spend a LOT of time there. 

 

 

 

Yadayadayada. Would you like me to respond by a fictional analysis of what your failings are?

 

Not that one again.  I think already in this thread you've trotted that one out, and I've refuted it. 

 

People are people, they want the same stuff basically.  Religion is a PITA, no less so in the USA than anywhere else.  The US is diverse.  I've seen most of it.  Trump did not win the popular vote.  Only 25% of eligible voters voted for Trump.  Many people in the US hate him.  Get over it.


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  #1701617 11-Jan-2017 19:45
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He will be here for four years at least, who knows they may elect him for a second term




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  #1701620 11-Jan-2017 19:54
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Fred99:

 

 

 

Most news sources reporting it are being responsible and stating that they can't verify the content.

 

 

Responsible news agencies don't report unverified information in the first place.


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