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  # 1937864 12-Jan-2018 20:57
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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/368646-tucker-carlson-on-trumps-s-hole-remark-why-cant-you-say-that

"Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night questioned the backlash over President Trump

Carlson said it would be dishonest to say one would rather live in Norway, a country where Trump reportedly suggested that the U.S. focus on bringing in immigrants, rather than Haiti.

'So if you say Norway is a better place to live and Haiti is kind of a hole, well anyone who's been to those countries or has lived in them would agree. But we're jumping up and down, ‘Oh, you can't say that.' Why can't you say that?' Carlson asked following amid bipartisan criticism of Trump's remarks.

Fox News host Jesse Watters also defended Trump's remark Thursday, arguing that the 'forgotten men and women' who make up the president's base would approve of the comment.

Trump reportedly made the 'sh*thole' comment in an Oval Office meeting after lawmakers suggested restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and several African nations."

Regarding the "forgotten men and women" who support Trump's remark, perhaps they "wish they were in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten."

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  # 1937884 12-Jan-2018 21:31
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amiga500:

The s**thole remark though crude, will find a lot of acceptance in the USA.    He's probably voicing what over half of Americans, and many many people in countries such as Australia, Germany, France, Hungary and others, are thinking.   


The Trump approval is always a minority. It will sink lower again as a result of this one.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1937890 12-Jan-2018 22:04
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amiga500:

 

He's probably voicing what over half of Americans, and many many people in countries such as Australia, Germany, France, Hungary and others, are thinking.   

 

 

You can probably add NZ to that list of countries...

 

Trust me, you have just as many racists as any other country with a white majority.

 

 

 

Back on topic.

 

Personally I like this cover....

 


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  # 1937900 12-Jan-2018 23:16
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Sideface:

 

The Story Behind TIME's President Trump 'Year One' Cover

 

January 22 2018

 

This week’s Time magazine cover features an illustration of a hair-on-fire President Donald Trump, summarizing his multi-alarm first year in office:

 

Click to see full size

 

[click to view]

 

Yes, it's real.  Visit the linkwink

 

 

Oh wow.  I am in awe of that graphic.  You can see the line of his suit, even though it is black on black, and the shirt collar despite it being white on white.  What a pity they ruined it with that grungy smoke effect.  I bet that the artist who created the design is down the pub getting drunk to get over his/her fresh out of college art director/editor insisting on adding that smoke.  It's a blooming tragedy cry

 

 





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  # 1937917 13-Jan-2018 06:38
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Just twittering brain diarrhea. Not worth to agonize.





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  # 1937936 13-Jan-2018 09:50
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blakamin:

 

amiga500:

 

He's probably voicing what over half of Americans, and many many people in countries such as Australia, Germany, France, Hungary and others, are thinking.   

 

 

You can probably add NZ to that list of countries...

 

Trust me, you have just as many racists as any other country with a white majority.

 

 

You're saying Kiwis are as racist as Australians? Is this an opinion? Or do you have some credible statistics to back up your statement?





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  # 1937937 13-Jan-2018 09:54
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I think Trump's main problem is the 'diplomacy filter' that most people possess, that stops what's in your head from coming out of your mouth (or into a tweet), is completely absent or suppressed by the arrogance gene. I'm sure in a similar discussion to the S'hole one, US Presidents as far back as Theodore Roosevelt would probably have thought it, but not said it, particularly in a reportable situation. Even if it was said, it would remain behind closed doors.
Trump has too many enemies, even within his own party, for this not to be reported.




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  # 1937954 13-Jan-2018 10:26
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In a "discussion" over immigration policy - which is what was going on - referring to "countries" as "sh*thole" is stereotyping to imply that individuals from entire nations (or "races") are fundamentally inferior. 

 

I don't agree that past presidents (in recent decades) would have silently thought what Trump expressed - even if many Americans do.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1938002 13-Jan-2018 10:58
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TLD:

 

Sideface:

 

The Story Behind TIME's President Trump 'Year One' Cover

 

January 22 2018

 

This week’s Time magazine cover features an illustration of a hair-on-fire President Donald Trump, summarizing his multi-alarm first year in office:

 

Click to see full size

 

[click to view]

 

Yes, it's real.  Visit the linkwink

 

 

Oh wow.  I am in awe of that graphic.  You can see the line of his suit, even though it is black on black, and the shirt collar despite it being white on white.  What a pity they ruined it with that grungy smoke effect.  I bet that the artist who created the design is down the pub getting drunk to get over his/her fresh out of college art director/editor insisting on adding that smoke.  It's a blooming tragedy cry

 

 

It's not a tragedy. It's showing his head in fire, like "Fire and fury" (the words used to describe sanctions against North Korea) or "Fire and Fury" the title of the book that is going around now.





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  # 1938004 13-Jan-2018 11:02
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Funny thing is...

 

Fire and Fury (the book about Trump's first nine months in the White House) is not the same as Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany 1942-1945... But guess which book just went into the best seller list last week?

 

 





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  # 1938023 13-Jan-2018 11:21
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Stiller himself was inspired enough to record the tweets as zoolander

https://m.soundcloud.com/thedailybeastpodcast/ben-stiller-does-zoolander-as-trump

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  # 1938040 13-Jan-2018 11:41
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Let's say NZ was located 25k off the coast from Manila in the South China Sea.    We would have boats coming to our shores filled with people wanting to get a minimum wage job in NZ which pays about 15 times more than they could earn in Manila or elsewhere in the Philippines.   No wonder that these people would want to come to NZ - they would be classified as 'economic migrants' not refugees.    Obviously this is what is happening in Africa as well.    Some are 'genuine' refugees for sure but a huge number are economic migrants and this fact is hardening the hearts of people in Europe.

 

Let's say a young graduate geekzoner can earn $60000 a year on NZ in some tech job and then sees a similar role in the USA paying double that or more but can't get a visa to work there.    Well, that is unfortunate, but something the person would have to accept.    Similar to the person in the Philippines or some country in Africa with low wages but no civil war etc going on.


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  # 1938044 13-Jan-2018 11:55
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freitasm:

 

Congratulagtions to @coil - this is now the longest thread on Geekzone, ever.

 

Geekzone dashboard here.

 

 

 

 

Good job. Vodafone never deserved anything!!!


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