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  Reply # 1684389 8-Dec-2016 07:57
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Time has named Trump, Person of the Year.


The US is just a big, shallow, game it seems.



Person of the Year is not based on being the best person, just the one that has influenced the world and particularly the USA the most in 2016. That is hands down Donald Trump. Every recent President Elect apart from George W has been named Person of the year by Time.




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  Reply # 1684390 8-Dec-2016 08:00
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tdgeek:

 

Time has named Trump, Person of the Year.

 

The US is just a big, shallow, game it seems.

 

 

TIME Person of the Year

The list includes:

Hitler 1938
Stalin 1939 and 1942





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  Reply # 1684392 8-Dec-2016 08:03
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Dingbatt:
tdgeek:

 

Time has named Trump, Person of the Year.

 

 

 

The US is just a big, shallow, game it seems.

 



Person of the Year is not based on being the best person, just the one that has influenced the world and particularly the USA the most in 2016. That is hands down Donald Trump. Every recent President Elect apart from George W has been named Person of the year by Time.

 

Maybe so, but its a shallow game. Person of the Year to most people, means a great person of the year, not an idiot


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  Reply # 1684402 8-Dec-2016 08:24
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tdgeek:

 

Dingbatt:
tdgeek:

 

Time has named Trump, Person of the Year.

 

 

 

The US is just a big, shallow, game it seems.

 



Person of the Year is not based on being the best person, just the one that has influenced the world and particularly the USA the most in 2016. That is hands down Donald Trump. Every recent President Elect apart from George W has been named Person of the year by Time.

 

Maybe so, but its a shallow game. Person of the Year to most people, means a great person of the year, not an idiot

 

 

Not Time's "person of the year" it shouldn't.  Although "great" could be referring to the World's Greatest Liar.

 

If you want confirmation of Time Magazine's attitude, then they've awarded him with the award as President of what they call the Divided States of America.

 

 


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  Reply # 1684405 8-Dec-2016 08:34
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Person of the Year is not based on being the best person, just the one that has influenced the world and particularly the USA the most in 2016. That is hands down Donald Trump.

 

Every recent President Elect apart from George W has been named Person of the year by Time.

 



 





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  Reply # 1684617 8-Dec-2016 13:20
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"President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency"

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/us/politics/scott-pruitt-epa-trump.html?_r=0

 

 

 

Ummm.... OK.


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  Reply # 1684621 8-Dec-2016 13:27
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"President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency"

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/us/politics/scott-pruitt-epa-trump.html?_r=0

 

 

 

Ummm.... OK.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, that doesn't bode well. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1684712 8-Dec-2016 16:19
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"President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency"

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/us/politics/scott-pruitt-epa-trump.html?_r=0

 

 

 

Ummm.... OK.

 

 

Next thing is he'll put in charge arms dealer to be the counter terrorist chief





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Time was gonna name Osama bin Laden as their person of the year back in 2001. That went down like a gas chamber joke at a Jewish wedding and it was quickly changed to someone less controversial.


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  Reply # 1685856 10-Dec-2016 19:05
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This it too good to pass up. During an interview Stephen Hawking was asked to account for Trump's popularity. He admitted he couldn't, and then said 'He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.'

 

There was no immediate response from the Trump camp, but according to the New Yorker Google did report a sudden sharp increase in searches for the terms 'demagogue' and 'denominator'. After Trump's supporters figured out what Hawking had said, they complained about him using 'big words' to confuse them. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said, 'If Professor Hawking wants to do some damage, maybe he should try talking in English next time.'

 

Hawking's response: 'Trump bad man. Real bad man.'

 

  





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  Reply # 1685860 10-Dec-2016 19:14
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'Apprentice' role: He'll do it in his spare time

Donald Trump's has decided to remain an executive producer on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" even as he takes office, arguing that "presidents have a right to do things in their spare time."

 

Words fail me  frown





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  Reply # 1685863 10-Dec-2016 19:30
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38273933

 

 

 

ra ra Trumputin 
Greatest yankee love machine
It was a shame, how he carried on


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  Reply # 1685876 10-Dec-2016 20:29
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Rikkitic:

 

This it too good to pass up. During an interview Stephen Hawking was asked to account for Trump's popularity. He admitted he couldn't, and then said 'He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.'

 

There was no immediate response from the Trump camp, but according to the New Yorker Google did report a sudden sharp increase in searches for the terms 'demagogue' and 'denominator'. After Trump's supporters figured out what Hawking had said, they complained about him using 'big words' to confuse them. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said, 'If Professor Hawking wants to do some damage, maybe he should try talking in English next time.'

 

Hawking's response: 'Trump bad man. Real bad man.'

 

  

 

 

Maybe Herr Trump would like to do a caricature of Hawking's disability next?


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  Reply # 1686350 12-Dec-2016 09:24
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Boeing have just announced according to the WSJ that they've secured orders from Iran worth almost $17 billion. 

 

They should be congratulated for great timing for that announcement - quite perfect when Trump's not yet in power and has stated that he wants to tear up the Iran deal, yet he's appointing a secretary of state (Tilleron) who's opposed to the concept of sanctions, probably because of his close ties to Russian oil and the Putin regime.

 

Meanwhile Trump doesn't need daily security briefings, apparently. “You know, I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years. Could be eight years — but eight years. I don't need that”.

 

 


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  Reply # 1686394 12-Dec-2016 10:33
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Some seriously crazy appointments being made for sure!    I think Trump is justified in questioning the huge cost of the new Air Force One programme though.    According to Wikipedia a Boeing 747 8 series costs around $379 million.

 

It looks like an absolutely excellent  cash cow for Boeing adding all the presidential security & command center features to the aircraft.     When compared to the travel protocols for other heads of state the system the US uses for the presidents looks like a huge and expensive farce.    First they send out a C17 with one or more of the 'Beast' limos.     If the President is going to a place where the USA is really loved there will be three of the identical limos.    For a visit to NZ probably only one.

 

Many World leaders travel first class on their national airline.    For example I think British prime ministers would have used Concorde on many occasions.    Now the British PM will travel first class on BA much of the time especially for long haul flights.    I'm pretty sure that the president of France would have used Concorde.      The prime minister of Japan travels to the USA on the national airline.    Same with the president of China.    When the prime minister of Australia travels to the USA he may well use Qantas as the RAAF Boeing 737 would need a few refueling stops on the way.

 

 


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