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  # 1716045 6-Feb-2017 12:29
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jarledb:

 

...good christians..

 

 

Rare as hens' teeth in my experience.

 

 


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  # 1716049 6-Feb-2017 13:07
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jarledb:

 

...good christians..

 

 

Rare as hens' teeth in my experience.

 

 

 

 

I don't want to turn this thread into a religion debate but the underlying premise of the *original version of christianity is that everybody is bad beyond redemption - not one person has enough "good" in them. [Apologists like to point out that no other religion share that same bleak outlook.] Hence that would make perfect sense.

 

* don't confuse that with post modern interpretation and other new age movements





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  # 1716051 6-Feb-2017 13:10
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  # 1716057 6-Feb-2017 13:30
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Geektastic:

gzt:
Geektastic: So, in essence we have shown that many countries regulate their borders, choosing who to allow in and who to deny access based on a variety of reasons.

And yet, when the President of the US decides that he needs to do it it's all wrong...

Denying visa holders and work permit holders who have already been vetted is a very extreme thing to do. There was no valid cause for that, whatsoever. That is why the order no longer stands.


Stands for now, he'll just change the rules if need be.


The order has been suspended for now. Trump has appealed, he lost that appeal as well.

If you want to alter your vetting procedures and make people submit to them I would say that was fine.


That would be a different discussion. Because - that's not what Trump did.

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  # 1716062 6-Feb-2017 13:54
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Rikkitic:

Geektastic:


At the moment we are getting the media reporting the loudest views as much as anything else, which tends to make viewers and readers think everyone shares that view.



That is a good point but it cuts both ways. Trump supporters tend to be very vocal, to the point of aggressiveness, about their support. Yet approval polls (admittedly by CNN) seem to indicate that he has one of the lowest ratings ever, certainly at this point into his term. Less than half of Americans think he is doing a good job, and that is almost unheard-of.


 


Also the fact that many who voted for Trump are expressing regret and dismay. A couple of weeks into a term:



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  # 1716064 6-Feb-2017 14:02
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Going to be very interesting to see what Trump does about the situation in Ukraine....


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  # 1716065 6-Feb-2017 14:04
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I think it is courageous that all these people are publicly voicing their regret, if these are indeed genuine responses, and I applaud them for it. But I honestly do not comprehend how anyone who actually saw the debates and heard Trump speak could have got the idea that he was someone who should be voted for in the first place. These people don't sound like idiots. Whatever possessed them to vote for that man at all? 

 

 





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  # 1716072 6-Feb-2017 14:46
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Going to be very interesting to see what Trump does about the situation in Ukraine....



Um ... Nothing is what his foreign policy is. No resources no occupation.




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  # 1716074 6-Feb-2017 14:57
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Rikkitic:

 

I think it is courageous that all these people are publicly voicing their regret, if these are indeed genuine responses, and I applaud them for it. But I honestly do not comprehend how anyone who actually saw the debates and heard Trump speak could have got the idea that he was someone who should be voted for in the first place. These people don't sound like idiots. Whatever possessed them to vote for that man at all? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think the bigger question is how could he become the Republicans first choice? As the republicans hold the power in the house, it was always quite likely the a Republican nominee was going to be voted in, as that was the mood of the country. Especially as the Democrat nominee had so much baggage, was female, so breaking the glass ceiling in the USA was always going to be a very tough ask, as it is a very conservative country. Also she didn't come across as a warm person, even Trump related better to people IMO.  If it had been Sanders, then it should have been closer. Even Trump said that he preferred to go up against Hillary, to Sanders.

 

Trump though is a pretty intelligent person, and surrounds himself with intelligent people. I think social media and facebook in particular, had a huge part to play in this, and their team played it well.  Personally I am not a fan of facebook, but it is a very powerful medium, and is a huge money spinner with adverting.


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  # 1716077 6-Feb-2017 15:05
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Rikkitic:

I think it is courageous that all these people are publicly voicing their regret, if these are indeed genuine responses, and I applaud them for it. But I honestly do not comprehend how anyone who actually saw the debates and heard Trump speak could have got the idea that he was someone who should be voted for in the first place. These people don't sound like idiots. Whatever possessed them to vote for that man at all? 


 



That is rather arrogant. Democracy is about choice and freedom of that choice.




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  # 1716082 6-Feb-2017 15:10
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Rikkitic:

 

I think it is courageous that all these people are publicly voicing their regret, if these are indeed genuine responses, and I applaud them for it. But I honestly do not comprehend how anyone who actually saw the debates and heard Trump speak could have got the idea that he was someone who should be voted for in the first place. These people don't sound like idiots. Whatever possessed them to vote for that man at all? 

 

 

 

 

 



That is rather arrogant. Democracy is about choice and freedom of that choice.

 

 

 

Isn't it also about people being able to voice their opinions? Everyone has the right to freedom of speech and expression.


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  # 1716084 6-Feb-2017 15:15
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Pumpedd:

Going to be very interesting to see what Trump does about the situation in Ukraine....



Why does he have to do anything?




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  # 1716085 6-Feb-2017 15:15
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MikeB4:

 

That is rather arrogant. Democracy is about choice and freedom of that choice.

 

C'mon, it is not arrogant at all. It is a genuine question. If you have seen Trump's talks and his responses during the debates, it is hard to understand why anyone who says they would not have voted for him now, would have voted for him then. He was a blowhard and a bully during the campaign, and he is a blowhard and a bully now. Some people like that and think it will somehow put America on top again, but the people who have a problem with what he is doing, only had to listen at the time to what he said he would do. There are no surprises.

 

 





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  # 1716087 6-Feb-2017 15:16
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  # 1716089 6-Feb-2017 15:21
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freitasm: Not doing something is in itself something. Some people are interested to know if he will act one way or another. No one is saying he's to do something.


We have people wanting the US to intervene but then we have folks complaining about the US interfering and acting like the World police. The UN or Europe are more appropriate to negotiate an outcome.




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