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MikeB4
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  #1725005 23-Feb-2017 10:39
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I am more or less a non supporter, prima facie Mr Trump is an abomination, however it is too soon to make an informed judgement as he hasn't moved out of campaign mode which I feel is a symptom of his political inexperience. It has only been a month and that is not long enough to judge what 48 months will bring.


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  #1725007 23-Feb-2017 10:43
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Geektastic:

 

Fred99:

 

Geektastic:

 

I'm surprised the current Administration in the Washington have not seized upon this story to provide some support for their view on the travel thing.

 

 

I'm not.  Born in Manchester. they'd need to ban visits from poms.

 

Theresa May might not like that - and Trump thinks she's his friend rather than just plain desperate.

 

Interrogation techniques in Gitmo must have been very effective. (/s)

 

 

 

 

Not interrogation techniques - more the liberal whining from Britain's Labour government that had this poor unfortunate misunderstood murdering terrorist released....

 

 

From the timeline it looked like he'd been held in Gitmo for a couple of years.

 

Was he a "nutter" before or after?

 

FWIW, I think Obama campaigned in 2008 on shutting it down, then having access to intelligence information after becoming POTUS, reversed that position.


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  #1725009 23-Feb-2017 10:45
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Not interrogation techniques - more the liberal whining from Britain's Labour government that had this poor unfortunate misunderstood murdering terrorist released....

 

 

Mistakes get made. It happens. It doesn't prove anything. Also, I don't know all the facts of this case, but it is likely that at that time, based on the actual circumstances, the individual in question was in fact falsely imprisoned and entitled to compensation. If so, that has nothing to do with what happened afterwards. Again, it doesn't prove a thing.

 

 

 

 





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  #1725012 23-Feb-2017 10:50
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MikeB4:

 

I am more or less a non supporter, prima facie Mr Trump is an abomination, however it is too soon to make an informed judgement as he hasn't moved out of campaign mode which I feel is a symptom of his political inexperience. It has only been a month and that is not long enough to judge what 48 months will bring.

 

 

Are we actually having this survey? On the basis of things Trump is known to have actually done and said during the campaigns, and other things he is reported to have done and said that are probably mostly true, I find him a thoroughly despicable human being. No, I am not a supporter.

 

 





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  #1725018 23-Feb-2017 10:56
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FWIW, I think Obama campaigned in 2008 on shutting it down, then having access to intelligence information after becoming POTUS, reversed that position.

 

 

Yes, Obama was going to shut Gitmo down.

 

From http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2016/0223/Guantanamo-closing-What-are-the-costs-video

 

The Pentagon said it would cost $475M to rehouse the "detainees". Plus this

 

 

...a statute bans the military from taking detainees from Guantánamo to the United States, and a provision that bars the president from using public funds to transfer detainees to the United States, or construct or modify any facilities in the United States to house them.

 

 

I guess that that law would need to be repealed. Or they could be moved to some other client nation (Nauru?). But that would just change the name of the offshore "detention facility".

 

 


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  #1725023 23-Feb-2017 11:03
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I'd have simply sentenced the detainees to death, shot them and moved on.






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  #1725040 23-Feb-2017 11:17
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Geektastic:

 

I'd have simply sentenced the detainees to death, shot them and moved on.

 

 

Lucky for humanity, then, that you are not in any position of power, me thinks.


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  #1725070 23-Feb-2017 11:47
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Trump has finally done something! Never mind terrorism, never mind international diplomacy, never mind solving America's economic issues, this one really has priority: he has told schools they don't have to let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice (and he has reversed his own previous policy in the process).

 

Commented one Vicki Wilson, a member of Students and Parents for Privacy (whatever that is): "Our daughters should never be forced to share private, intimate spaces with male classmates, even if those young men are struggling with these issues."

 

Has anyone ever seen a female transgender who has transitioned to male? Some have bushy beards and big muscles and cannot be distinguished from genetic males. They are also often very macho. I would love to see a group of them invade a South Carolina women's toilet waving their birth certificates.

 

 

 

 





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  #1725077 23-Feb-2017 11:53
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Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:

 

I am more or less a non supporter, prima facie Mr Trump is an abomination, however it is too soon to make an informed judgement as he hasn't moved out of campaign mode which I feel is a symptom of his political inexperience. It has only been a month and that is not long enough to judge what 48 months will bring.

 

 

Are we actually having this survey? On the basis of things Trump is known to have actually done and said during the campaigns, and other things he is reported to have done and said that are probably mostly true, I find him a thoroughly despicable human being. No, I am not a supporter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actions speak louder than reporters. It is interesting the things that are reported. I remember one TV interview I did that took 3 hours to do and played for about 3 minutes. And that was not due to bloopers, OK some bloopers but not but not 177 minutes worth.

 

I base my position on actual actions not on reported actions and not on electioneering and the continuing  campaigning which is somewhat irritating.


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  #1725089 23-Feb-2017 12:12
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Rikkitic:

 

Trump has finally done something! Never mind terrorism, never mind international diplomacy, never mind solving America's economic issues, this one really has priority: he has told schools they don't have to let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice (and he has reversed his own previous policy in the process).

 

Commented one Vicki Wilson, a member of Students and Parents for Privacy (whatever that is): "Our daughters should never be forced to share private, intimate spaces with male classmates, even if those young men are struggling with these issues."

 

Has anyone ever seen a female transgender who has transitioned to male? Some have bushy beards and big muscles and cannot be distinguished from genetic males. They are also often very macho. I would love to see a group of them invade a South Carolina women's toilet waving their birth certificates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd hate my daughters to have to share bathrooms, what next, swimming pool changing room and showers? with males who don't know what to do with their bits ...


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  #1725105 23-Feb-2017 12:21
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I'd hate my daughters to have to share bathrooms, what next, swimming pool changing room and showers? with males who don't know what to do with their bits ...

 

 

And what about 'females' who look and act like Mongrel Mobsters as per my example above? Where would you have them go?

 

 





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  #1725106 23-Feb-2017 12:23
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joker97:

 

 

 

I'd hate my daughters to have to share bathrooms, what next, swimming pool changing room and showers? with males who don't know what to do with their bits ...

 

 

I'd recommend that you read up on the issues faced by the transgender community. It's an area that is still very new to me, but I'm becoming increasingly aware that gender identity is a very complex issue. And it is definitely not our children that are most at risk over this.


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  #1725110 23-Feb-2017 12:38
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MikeB4:

 

 

 

 

 

Actions speak louder than reporters. It is interesting the things that are reported. I remember one TV interview I did that took 3 hours to do and played for about 3 minutes. And that was not due to bloopers, OK some bloopers but not but not 177 minutes worth.

 

I base my position on actual actions not on reported actions and not on electioneering and the continuing  campaigning which is somewhat irritating.

 

 

I agree. I see little action on any issues. I see lots of rants. The policies seem to have taken a back step. Yes, I know its been 4 weeks, but even so, you would have thought he would want to keep the public aware of the progress for all of his key policies. But no.


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  #1725121 23-Feb-2017 12:49
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I'd hate my daughters to have to share bathrooms, what next, swimming pool changing room and showers? with males who don't know what to do with their bits ...

 

 

Why is it OK for your daughters and you to "share" (i.e. use separately but sequentially) a toilet, but it is not OK for you to share these facilities when they're public? Why is it OK for disabled men & women to "share" toilets with each other, but this doesn't apply to able-bodied people?

 

At what age does this segregation need to happen? IIRC, kids at child-care centres and maybe primary schools "share" toilets.

 

Here at my work, men & women "share" the same toilets without issue. At Lower Hutt's swimming pool, men & women "share" changing cubicles.

 

The objection seems to be very Victorian, and based on FUD of what these "different" people might do with their bits whilst in the toilet.

 

 


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  #1725160 23-Feb-2017 13:58
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tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

 

 

Actions speak louder than reporters. It is interesting the things that are reported. I remember one TV interview I did that took 3 hours to do and played for about 3 minutes. And that was not due to bloopers, OK some bloopers but not but not 177 minutes worth.

 

I base my position on actual actions not on reported actions and not on electioneering and the continuing  campaigning which is somewhat irritating.

 

 

I agree. I see little action on any issues. I see lots of rants. The policies seem to have taken a back step. Yes, I know its been 4 weeks, but even so, you would have thought he would want to keep the public aware of the progress for all of his key policies. But no.

 

 

I'm confident you will see action on issues.

 

Trump has after all appointed a skeptic / critic of public education to run the education system, a climate change denier and long term lobbyist against environmental protection to run the EPA, and an assortment of gazillionaires, generals, wide-boys for a few other positions.

 

There are 549 key positions for which senate confirmation is required - for 515 of them there isn't even anybody nominated - Trump's been too busy watching Fox News, tweeting, entertaining club members at his alt:whitehouse in Florida, and taking lots of time off for golf. 

 

 


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