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  Reply # 1701400 11-Jan-2017 14:08
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Although is Obama personally Tweeting? eg John Key also had a twitter account, but I don't think he did much or any tweeting himself. I didn't think Presidents had access to mobile internet devices, although maybe that has changed?

 

 

No idea. It appears to be a one-way PR style stream rather than an avenue for two-way conversation, which is exactly how John Key ran his.

Trump, on the other hand, uses his as a platform for his bullying. I can't imagine this will be allowed when he's POTUS. But then again I thought it would stop when he became PEOTUS.


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  Reply # 1701438 11-Jan-2017 14:49
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Also, the Pentagon is changing the nuclear codes to over 140 characters.

 

So Trump can't tweet it


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1701458 11-Jan-2017 15:20
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Also, the Pentagon is changing the nuclear codes to over 140 characters.


So Trump can't tweet it



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  Reply # 1701459 11-Jan-2017 15:20
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Until now ...   undecided

 

 

 

 

I just hope he treats the position with the respect it deserves. I don't think he realizes how much hard work it is. We are going to have years of Trump in the news now, with various parodies.


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  Reply # 1701461 11-Jan-2017 15:39
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What a field day Spitting Images would have had with him.


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  Reply # 1701469 11-Jan-2017 16:03
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Dirt is flying now:

 


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  Reply # 1701475 11-Jan-2017 16:27
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What many Kiwis may not fully appreciate is just how pig-ignorant the average American is, especially about anything outside America. Even a presumably educated man like Ben Carson, a surgeon for christsake, had no idea about what was going on in the Middle East, and may not have even known that a Middle East existed. This based on his answers to questions during the primary debates. Then of course we have the Libertarian candidate, who had never even heard of Aleppo.

 

I think many people here get a false impression of the knowledge level of the average American from the international media, where the 'best and brightest' tend to be over-represented. Most Americans, even with a so-called 'college degree', are frankly stupid. I know this from long personal experience so don't start claiming I don't know anything about the country. Domestic media there do not inform people, they just reaffirm comfortable prejudices. Of course  there are many exceptional Americans, many genuinely bright people in the sciences and arts, in business, and even in politics. But you won't find many of them in the average shopping mall or holiday park. There are 300 million or so Americans and most of them are simply dumb. Most are also the nicest people in the world, but they don't know crap about anything. They don't know history, they don't know politics, they don't know a thing about how the world works, or even their own country. They are kept dumb by their media and most revel in it. If you don't believe this, just look at the comments sections of any social media sites dealing with anything other than cooking, yoga or New Age mysticism.

 

     

 

 

 

 

Don't make the error of assuming that 'many Kiwis' are not equally ignorant...!






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  Reply # 1701529 11-Jan-2017 17:23
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Dirt is flying now:

 

 

It trimmed off all the fun bits!

 

 

 

Twitter is having a field day! :D


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  Reply # 1701563 11-Jan-2017 17:40
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Geektastic:

 

Rikkitic:

 

What many Kiwis may not fully appreciate is just how pig-ignorant the average American is, especially about anything outside America. Even a presumably educated man like Ben Carson, a surgeon for christsake, had no idea about what was going on in the Middle East, and may not have even known that a Middle East existed. This based on his answers to questions during the primary debates. Then of course we have the Libertarian candidate, who had never even heard of Aleppo.

 

I think many people here get a false impression of the knowledge level of the average American from the international media, where the 'best and brightest' tend to be over-represented. Most Americans, even with a so-called 'college degree', are frankly stupid. I know this from long personal experience so don't start claiming I don't know anything about the country. Domestic media there do not inform people, they just reaffirm comfortable prejudices. Of course  there are many exceptional Americans, many genuinely bright people in the sciences and arts, in business, and even in politics. But you won't find many of them in the average shopping mall or holiday park. There are 300 million or so Americans and most of them are simply dumb. Most are also the nicest people in the world, but they don't know crap about anything. They don't know history, they don't know politics, they don't know a thing about how the world works, or even their own country. They are kept dumb by their media and most revel in it. If you don't believe this, just look at the comments sections of any social media sites dealing with anything other than cooking, yoga or New Age mysticism.

 

     

 

 

 

 

Don't make the error of assuming that 'many Kiwis' are not equally ignorant...!

 

 

 

 

Or as demonstrated above, much worse!

 

 


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  Reply # 1701583 11-Jan-2017 17:58
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This revelation (if true) is yuge. Unpresidented. 





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  Reply # 1701586 11-Jan-2017 18:03
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Geektastic:

 

Rikkitic:

 

What many Kiwis may not fully appreciate is just how pig-ignorant the average American is, especially about anything outside America. Even a presumably educated man like Ben Carson, a surgeon for christsake, had no idea about what was going on in the Middle East, and may not have even known that a Middle East existed. This based on his answers to questions during the primary debates. Then of course we have the Libertarian candidate, who had never even heard of Aleppo.

 

I think many people here get a false impression of the knowledge level of the average American from the international media, where the 'best and brightest' tend to be over-represented. Most Americans, even with a so-called 'college degree', are frankly stupid. I know this from long personal experience so don't start claiming I don't know anything about the country. Domestic media there do not inform people, they just reaffirm comfortable prejudices. Of course  there are many exceptional Americans, many genuinely bright people in the sciences and arts, in business, and even in politics. But you won't find many of them in the average shopping mall or holiday park. There are 300 million or so Americans and most of them are simply dumb. Most are also the nicest people in the world, but they don't know crap about anything. They don't know history, they don't know politics, they don't know a thing about how the world works, or even their own country. They are kept dumb by their media and most revel in it. If you don't believe this, just look at the comments sections of any social media sites dealing with anything other than cooking, yoga or New Age mysticism.

 

     

 

 

 

 

Don't make the error of assuming that 'many Kiwis' are not equally ignorant...!

 

 

 

 

you only have to read any comment section on Stuff to know that


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  Reply # 1701598 11-Jan-2017 19:15
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freitasm: "President material".

 

Just like JFK and Bill Clinton. And probably dozens of others who managed to keep it quiet.

 

 


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  Reply # 1701599 11-Jan-2017 19:19
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That CIA report raises more questions than it answers.





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  Reply # 1701600 11-Jan-2017 19:20
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Food for thought, say in the remote chance Trump got impeached or booted by cabinet the next inline is Mike Pence.




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