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Trump critics, backers march around globe over climate and Russia

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Yawn.

What kind of a dork spends their Saturday drawing up placards and then marching on the streets to absolutely no avail whatsoever.

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What kind of a dork spends their Saturday drawing up placards and then marching on the streets to absolutely no avail whatsoever.

The only people who have ever made the world a better place? If you're waiting around for your "leaders," elected or otherwise, to improve your life, good luck. Apply pressure during campaigns and once officials take office. Without constant force they'll just do the bidding of their benefactors (past/present/future), not their constituents. In other words, what kind of person thinks citizens have no role to play in a functioning democracy besides spending a few minutes every year or two in the ballot box.

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"3,000" anti-Trump protesters vs a "few hundred" Trump supporters says it all.

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"3,000" anti-Trump protesters vs a "few hundred" Trump supporters says it all.

Trump supporters, who number in the tens of millions, cast their vote on November 11th.

They then went on with their lives have better things to do than disrupt traffic.

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@brBush What kind of a dork spends their Saturday drawing up placards and then marching on the streets to absolutely no avail whatsoever.

It could be the 'dorks' are those Americans who recognize that Trump'ss trying to putin-ate (putin-ize?) the US, and are exercising their rights (a word that's hard for Russians, Iranians, Saudis and others from totalitarian regimes to understand) to protest. These citizens know if Trump and The Party have their way the US may try to follow Russia's lead in dealing with protestors, i.e. jailing them, having the state police smash their heads, and/or having them disappeared.

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"The president works for the American people, and not for a foreign entity around the world," 

Exactly, that might be why he pulled out of Paris. Whether you believe in man-made global warming or not, the Paris trraty was not good for the US. It was basicaly a transfer of wealth from US to China and India.

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And the USA don't benefit from China, India as do most of the world.

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"3,000" anti-Trump protesters vs a "few hundred" Trump supporters says it all.

Do these 3,000 people have jobs? Where on Earth do they find the time to do this?

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Nothing wrong with a little non-violent protest. It's part of the American spirit and a right denied to people in some other countries.

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Added Savannah Stark, a 22-year-old from Ohio, "We need to keep working hard and raise our voices until he's impeached."

I love it. Frustrated Leftists venting, whining and complaining. It's what they do. Trump said it would withdraw from the Paris "faux" Treaty and he kept his promise. The federal government is in deadlock- which means it can do less harm to the people.

Move the action back to the States where it belongs. If New York and other liberal States want to virtue signal to the Europeans and ban fracking which has hugely reduced energy costs and CO2 emissions in America that's fine. The jobs and benefits of cheaper more reliable energy will go to the more conservative States.

Bass: Do these 3,000 people have jobs? Where on Earth do they find the time to do this?

Good observation Bass. Protesting is their job. When someone threatens the gravy train it makes the government's dependents very unhappy.

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He says from his output on Mars

Have the fillings in your teeth (i.e. non-MSM sources) been sending you more messages, including messages saying those who distrust Putin, Trump and The Party must be from Mars? And that if they do distrust the troika, they're pushing for WW3? If so, I can understand why you've described yourself as crackpot.

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Why do so many on the right seem to equate protests with having no jobs? Funny thing, people are plenty capable of holding jobs and having their voices be raised in protest.

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Burning Bush Today  08:13 am JST

Trump supporters, who number in the tens of millions, cast their vote on November 11th.

They then went on with their lives have better things to do than disrupt traffic.

Nothing says "going on with their lives" like jumping online to attack everyone who ever expresses a negative opinion of Trump. If you truly "have better things to do," you shouldn't see it as a threat that people have a different opinion than you.

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chibi64 Today  10:44 am JST

Why do so many on the right seem to equate protests with having no jobs? 

When politics is a spectator sport, the success or failure of the person you voted for is a reflection on you, the voter. When your team "won" the election but is now facing constant criticism, you have two choices - critically evaluate yourself and your preconceptions to examine if your loudly professed beliefs might have been wrong, or find a way to believe that everyone opposing you is somehow illegitimate and escape that nasty brush with critical thought.

Hence, the myth that everyone who protests must not have a job. Never mind that just a few months ago the same people spreading the myth would never have dreamed of suggesting that the people who showed up to their candidate's many, many rallies were jobless. The purpose of the myth isn't to accurately define reality, it's to give the believer something safe and secure to believe in to protect their very delicate sensibilities. Think of every person spouting this BS as tightly clutching a teddy bear with their thumbs in their mouths, because effectively that's what the meme is.

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USA C02 foodprint would be ok if outsourced manufacturing(China, etc) would move to in country.

Local hotlines vs India, ME would also be cheaper.

But US don't benefit from outsourced manufacturing, services.

Not in my world.

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Do these 3,000 people have jobs? Where on Earth do they find the time to do this?

It was on a Saturday. Many people have that day off. Trump, for one, spent that day at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

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The U.S. demonstrations appeared to be mostly peaceful. They were far smaller than some of the earlier anti-Trump protests.

Smaller? It seems that it's becoming more difficult for Democrats to generate protest-worthy anger over Trump's actions/inactions.

In fact, Mayor Bill Peduto on Friday joined the mayors of some 175 other U.S. cities and the governors of several states in announcing that his city would follow the terms of the Paris treaty.

There are approx 25,000 cities in the U.S.A.. I wonder if these 175 other mayors are members of the Democrat Party?

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It's American culture to actively peaceful protest - from the Boston Tea Party to the Civil Rights Movement to the Tea Partyers, etc

(Just for difference example, it's not Japanese culture to actively protest)

USA was borne out of protest

If you think active movements are nuisance, then America is not for you

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Hence, the myth that everyone who protests must not have a job.

Hence the slander that everyone opposed to the Obama presidency are uneducated and racist peasants clinging to their guns and religion.

If you think active movements are nuisance, then America is not for you

If you think freedom of speech is a nuisance then America is not for you.

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It was on a Saturday. Many people have that day off.

Then they should get an extra part-time job.

Trump, for one, spent that day at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.

I would too if I liked golf. It's been a hectic month.

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@lostrune - Fully agree as long as the protests do not become violent nor obstruct the free speech of others (and the protests depicted do not seem to obstruct the free speech of others).

The U.S. is quite polarized now, more so than during the Vietnam war and more than i have seen in my lifetime (I am well north of 50).

Some protests earlier this year, such as the protests used to literally prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from even speaking at U.C. Berkeley cross the line. I lived in Berkeley for sometime and have a liberal bent but we would have never considered blocking someone from speaking, we would have just counter protested and also clearly articulated our point of view. It seems Americans are losing (have been losing) the ability to engage in debate without attacking one another personally.

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Then they should get an extra part-time job.

Why? Why should they get an extra part time job? Because it hurts Donny's fragile feelings?

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Treaty supporters note that it is actually non-binding -- no country was required to do anything -- but the presence of the United States, the second-largest polluter after China, was considered vital.

I didnt start hearing this until the day after Trump got the USA out of this farce of a deal. So because it is NON BINDING, the supporters so just sign it to virtue signal and then do NOTHING? So they dont actually support doing what the agreement says either, they just support signing it???

Sorry, that doesnt work for the USA, if we sign something everyone else in the world will hold us to our word. But look at the mess like at NATO if Trump actually tries to hold other countries to their word? Signing a non binding agreement means nothing and Trump was smart to get out of it.

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I bet Trump wins re-election easily against whoever the Democrats put up in 2020.

Oh my...  US Withdraws from Paris Climate Accord: And People Are Gobbling Up the Propaganda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOFhpoDY0As&t=81s

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