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Old 02-18-2017, 03:16 PM
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I find this deeply, deeply disturbing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39000118

Practically orwellian. I can think of non-fictional examples, too.
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I find this deeply, deeply disturbing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39000118

Practically orwellian. I can think of non-fictional examples, too.
Hello Sam

Yes it is Orwellian. Donald Trump is bad for the United States and the world. The man has to go. He is just too dangerous to remain in office.

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Though reports here have his approval rating at 55% so what is it he is doing right?
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I'm not sure if he is a madman, or merely an egoistical buffoon being manipulated by Steve Bannon and the alt-right. I noticed the Congressional Black Cacus requested that Mr. Bannon not be in the room when their representatives meet with the President. (Can't say I blame them!)

The attacks on the press and the accusations of "fake news" disturb me, too. I don't understand why his core support group don't see the parallels with what is happening now in the U.S. with what happened in the early years of Nazi Germany. Maybe they haven't studied the past well enough. Granted, he hasn't sent assassins around to get rid of opposition party leaders, but can it be far away? Hatred stirs up strife. Encouraging hatred encourages conflict and prejudice. We must never go back there again.

The thing which gives me hope is the use comedians like Stephen Colbert are making of our right to free speech. Political satire is one of the sharpest weapons around.
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Old 02-18-2017, 03:56 PM
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Though reports here have his approval rating at 55% so what is it he is doing right?
Really? I have read it was more like 45%, but it may depend on the approval category. People seem to trust him more with economics than with foreign policy.

I have not read or heard anything suggesting Trump is mentally unbalanced, but there are many comparisons to Richard Nixon (probably the last unbalanced President in recent history).
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:55 PM
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Though reports here have his approval rating at 55% so what is it he is doing right?
Come on GUT, you obviously are aware that depending on the zoo where a survey is conducted, results will vary tremendously. Don't you know that some USA zoos have more monkey cages than others.

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Old 02-19-2017, 03:19 AM
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Though reports here have his approval rating at 55% so what is it he is doing right?
Nothing, really! The fact is newly elected presidents normally enjoy a honeymoon period and, on that basis, Trump's approval rating of 40%, one month after taking office, is by far the lowest of any American president in history at this stage of a presidency: 21 points lower than the average, and 10 points lower than Bill Clinton's previous record low. See: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7586931.html And: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7563091.html

In fact, a Republican president must know that things are not going well when even a Fox News anchor thinks your unhinged! http://www.theroot.com/even-fox-news...hit-1792487295

Meanwhile, the odds on Trump being impeached have shortened to 11/10: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7577886.html

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"Whatever Trump can do, we can do better...."

Mexican drug dealers invest in technology...

The catapult was attached to the top of a border fence near the Douglas Port of Entry, which is about two hours southeast of Tucson, Customs and Border Protection officials said in a statement Tuesday. The device appeared to be constructed of square tubing and a heavy spring welded together, with rope tied around parts of it.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/us/mar...catapult-trnd/

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I also assume that Pole Vaulting is about to become a major sport in Mexico
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I suspect a touch of Tom, Dick or Harry might be more apposite...

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