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  Reply # 1669972 13-Nov-2016 11:28
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Fuel prices could be crucial if you still drove an Edsel smile


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  Reply # 1669995 13-Nov-2016 12:45
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Geektastic:

 

cynnicallemon:

 

Rikkitic:

 

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

 

 

Well they certainly won't be built here but the UK would have a good chance to pick up some extra work.

 

 

 

 

Given their very cheap petrol prices, who cares if the fuel economy is bad?

 

 

 

 

Well they'll either have to care or they'll have to repeal/abandon the "CAFE" standards (for Corporate Average Fuel Economy) which runs through to 2025.

 

Not that they'd have any problem doing that of course.

 

The new redneck economy will be demanding yuge pickups with inbuilt holders for confederate flags and cages on the back in which to transport the Mexican rapists that good citizens will be arresting and throwing over the wall.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1669997 13-Nov-2016 12:55
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm sure he'll dress up for his inauguration coronation.

 

I wonder whether Princess Chelsea of the House of Clinton will be seated near to her friend, Princess Ivanka of the House of Trump?


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  Reply # 1670000 13-Nov-2016 13:13
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cynnicallemon:

 

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?

 

 

 

 

Have you visited a German auto company in Germany?

 

I suspect not from your comment, as the workers are rather well paid, have extremely good working conditions, leave entitlements, a very generous welfare state to fall back on if luck doesn't go their way, and representation on the boards of the companies they work for.  Some "German Germans" work in the factories.

 

Yet despite these massive handicaps, they somehow manage to turn out cars of rather good quality, with efficiency.  Even Trump thinks so apparently - he owns a few.

 

If Trump's planned reforms of the US auto industry which he claims are to benefit US workers came even close to that, why even I might change my mind to become a Trump fan.


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  Reply # 1670013 13-Nov-2016 13:16
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I wonder if they are still friends. Trump said some pretty hard things about her mother.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


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  Reply # 1670014 13-Nov-2016 13:18
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I wonder if Trump's USA cars will also fiddle their emissions figures.

 

 





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  Reply # 1670015 13-Nov-2016 13:18
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Rikkitic:

 

I wonder if they are still friends. Trump said some pretty hard things about her mother.

 

 

 

 

<spoiler alert>

 

Yes they will be. George RR Martin's server was hacked - the full script for next season is posted on Reddit.

 

 

 

Edit - oh dear, I thought I was being original there, but was gazumped by George himself:

 

"Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse," he wrote. "Winter is coming. I told you so."

 

 


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  Reply # 1670018 13-Nov-2016 13:25
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Rikkitic:

 

I wonder if Trump's USA cars will also fiddle their emissions figures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You'll never know.  Trump is "draining the swamp"  and closing down the EPA. 

 

Wall street can't wait.


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  Reply # 1670021 13-Nov-2016 13:34
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Fred99:

Rikkitic:


I wonder if they are still friends. Trump said some pretty hard things about her mother.


 



<spoiler alert>


Yes they will be. George RR Martin's server was hacked - the full script for next season is posted on Reddit.


 


Edit - oh dear, I thought I was being original there, but was gazumped by George himself:


"Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse," he wrote. "Winter is coming. I told you so."


 



Damn, you made me look and I found this:
https://youtu.be/lle4t4o8EDk

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  Reply # 1670024 13-Nov-2016 13:53
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PhantomNVD:
Fred99:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I wonder if they are still friends. Trump said some pretty hard things about her mother.

 

 

<spoiler alert>

 

Yes they will be. George RR Martin's server was hacked - the full script for next season is posted on Reddit.

 

 Edit - oh dear, I thought I was being original there, but was gazumped by George himself:

 

 "Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse," he wrote. "Winter is coming. I told you so."

 

 



Damn, you made me look and I found this:
https://youtu.be/lle4t4o8EDk

 

Classic.  shouldn't be too hard to rattle up a script though - when life is stranger than fiction these days.

 

Oh - and about the way King Donald the Orange has been treating Queen Hillary the White -  they actually used to be friends.

 

Their friendship fell apart at about the time that Trump felt snubbed when not receiving a much expected invitation to Princess Chelsea's wedding.


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  Reply # 1670101 13-Nov-2016 16:11
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Rikkitic:

networkn:


I recall but can't find video, of footage of Obama after his first such security briefing and how worried and ashen he looked. I also recall hearing GWB vomited after or during his. Not sure where I heard that, but I can believe it. 



That must have been when they were told about the alien mothership in Jupiter's orbit.


 



Oh dear. No. The incursions at threatened incursions or plots that exist are far more than what gets reported. Which is quite understandable given the size of the US and the terrorist threat, and the secrecy needed.

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  Reply # 1670104 13-Nov-2016 16:15
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Jimmyshergal:

 

Most of the comment says Hilary Clinton will win, most of the statistics said Hilarry Clinton will win.

 

 

 

But, finally she lost. I still don't get that. How come Mr. Donald Trump won the presidency after all this.

 

Can anybody explain this o me? All I see is that, no matter who they support the crowd said Hilary Clinton will win. 

 

 

Umm ... most people said AB would beat Ireland of all people. Right? Wrong.

 

One of the many Reasons (no I'm not expert but I do know a thing or two about stats and sampling)

 

You hire people to do a poll. Who will they pick to poll? People with iphones? People with Linknd accounts? People who are tech savvy? Or the farmers in rural America? The Western Baptist who don't do social media/use technology? The people who aren't listed on the white pages because they're too poor, the unseen, the invisible in society? Each of those have one vote. Same number of vote as a lawyer or Bill Gates. One.

 

 

 

 

I hate to break it to you, 1/2 of America voted for Trump. 1 in every 2 people. 

 

People didn't want to be honest when polled, they felt publically voting for Trump would cause them grief with their friends. Little did they know their friends voted for him as well. I know a few minority women in the USA who voted for him :) They didn't care what he said about them I get the feeling. 


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  Reply # 1670106 13-Nov-2016 16:19
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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? 


 


Omg. If I wasn't on my smart phone in the sun having a cold one I'd respond more than " did you actually watch the election and momentary ? You have Sky it was on CNN

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  Reply # 1670107 13-Nov-2016 16:19
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Rikkitic:

 

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

 

 

 

 

When was the last time you actually DROVE an American car?


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  Reply # 1670111 13-Nov-2016 16:21
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joker97:

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?


Maybe you are the grass eating goat ? About the comment I would expect TBH

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