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Posted in: Thousands of demonstrators plan to disrupt Trump inauguration See in context

@theFu

I agree-but Trump's suckage exerts exponentially many more pounds per square inch. I bet a large number of these people ddint even vote....kind of like closing barn door after horse done gone...

But again the electoral college which provided the world with the Iraq war and the financial crisis is the gift that keeps on giving the least informed disproportionate voting power. Even Trumpty Dumpty knew that until it benefited him not to.

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Posted in: Do you regard the U.S. Constitution as a model for the free world? See in context

mt934

You are being pedantic and you know it. I do not have to provide causation-to make my point. The proof of the pudding is in the eating of it-and not the recipe.

As for your causation a 'creator' who supposedly dishes out inalienable rights and it then being the authority of the governemnt to preserve them? Really? Might as well livei in a Middle Eastern theocracy when you start founding a government that cannot separate church and state....

Like I said America is perfectly entitled to shoot itself to pieces-but I would not want that model foisted onto anyone else-and nor should it. 'Creator' indeed! What a loud of codswallop! When you can provide evidence of your causality then talk to me... Until then adios Gringo...

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Posted in: Do you regard the U.S. Constitution as a model for the free world? See in context

@mt934

'I would like to understand how you have come to your conclusion....'

The same way the governments of most first world industrialised nations come to their conclusions in regards to the matter of gun ownership. No need to italiciise the conclusions as being solely mine-as it MOST of the worlds largest industiralized societies that largely follow this model and America that does not.

Japan 6 gun related deaths a year-Anerica 99 gun related deaths every single day. Enuff said....

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Posted in: Trump team considers relocating White House media corps See in context

Trump once joked that he'd like to shoot the press-I wonder it this part of the preceeding round up...Get 'em all in one place...

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Posted in: Do you regard the U.S. Constitution as a model for the free world? See in context

@Jeff Huffman

What does that have to do with whatever form of government a nation chooses and the guidelines it chooses to acheive this?

Well, when of those guidelines is the ownership of guns by private citizens is gun ownership then I would say ti has everything to do with it. We are not talking about a failed third wold state here-but a highly industrialized first world country which has the highest rate of gun related deaths in the world. America is welcome to its guns and its constitution but you can keep it...and one of the greatest threats to world peace is that America tries to forceably export its constituion to other countries.

America-keep your constitution and your guns to yourself...

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Posted in: In view of all the terror attacks that have hit Europe and countries in other parts of the world in the past two years, do you think the global security situation will get worse or better when Donald See in context

Does your finger get burned ff you put it in the flame? Will moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, banning Muslims entry to the US (when most of the recent attacks in America have been by homegrown second generation internet radicalized Muslims) reduce terrorism? Is the Pope of the Catholic persuasion?

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Posted in: Do you regard the U.S. Constitution as a model for the free world? See in context

Absolutely not...Then the whole world would have people running around shooting each other...

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Posted in: In view of all the terror attacks that have hit Europe and countries in other parts of the world in the past two years, do you think the global security situation will get worse or better when Donald See in context

I think it will get worse-not necessarily because of Trump per-se but because it seems to be heading that way anyway. However, mishandling foreign policy could ramp it up. As far as being tough on immigration in the US-most of the attacks in 2016 were by American born or previously naturalizwd muslims-so I dont think (but I dont know) if that will be a deterent for attacks in the US.

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Posted in: Japan's draconian marijuana laws against ongoing trends See in context

Well like Jeff Sessions said, 'Good people don't smoke marijuana...' And if he's good enough to be appointed by an intellectual dynamo like Trump, then that should be good enough for Japan too. Japan basically followed a pea brained western model in terms of the prohibition of marijuana...and when the west gets rid of its backwards thinking politicans and eventually legalizes it across the board Japan will do the same-although with a considerable lag.

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Posted in: Man held on stalking charge after leaving doll with needle in woman's photo on it outside her home See in context

Someone tell the guy voodoo doesnt really work....

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Posted in: Trump: Only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better Russia ties See in context

@Burning Bush

'Why does the MSM never mention the emails themselves?' uunh maybe because they were classified and weren't supposed to be public in the first place and they don't want to do the Russians job for them?

There is such a thing a classified information-too bad Hillary didn't pay more attentinon to that fact, but nonetheless, that makes it even more of a moot point.

And if the whole rationale here is to defend a man who thinks 'stupid people or fools' is an exemplar of all the 'wonderful words' at his disposal then there is absolutely no point. It was simliar during the Bush years with a similarly lexically challenged leader, when people eloquently rushed to his defense-because he couldnt do it himself. And it boggles the mind how a man who can't speak ihis own language has defenders to speak on his behalf (again).

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Posted in: Trump: Only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better Russia ties See in context

My point fails in so far as the Nobel Peace prize is somehow an objective benchmark in assessing the politcal realites of the world? Nah, don't think so...I've personally known a Nobel Peace prize winner who was anything but peaceful. I have also traveled extensively through the Middle East...So no, I have not forgotten Yemen... So go back to rainbow land and the reality of experiencng the world vicariously through google...

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Posted in: Trump: Only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better Russia ties See in context

FizzBit

Well considering that Nobel was the guy who invented dynamite a peace prize from his institute is what it is...and I have no doubt that the Obama administration has been responsible for anti-Russian propaganda, and sold more weapons...but the selling of weapons is likelly to increase under a Trump admin-not decrease...

And who in their right mind applauds a tweeting fool who cant distingush the fact that 'Stupid people' are a viable alternative to 'fools'. Nah, two wrongs don't mean the wrong'est' of the two is right be default. That is living in a rainbow world....Obama is terrible ergo Trump (despite all evidence to the contrary) must be right.

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Posted in: Trump: Only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better Russia ties See in context

Nah, Putin shouldn't be blamed for everything. Trump should be blamed for attempting to masquerade as a politican, the republicans should be blamed for allowing Trump on their debate stage, Clinton shoud be blamed for running as a deeply flawed candidate and the list goes on and on-but a litany of wrongs doesn't make Putin the best thing since sliced bread. Its very dangerous to have a partisan view of nunced stuations that solely blames one element of the equation, but it is equally naive to completely absolve of an important contributer to the problem as being completely blameless...but hey partisan mentallities like simple equations.

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Posted in: I don’t want to preempt or try to guess what’s going to happen. It’s not a question that we are afraid or not afraid, we’re dealing with 160 markets in the world, different powers, different policies, See in context

How do you adapt 'your strategy to different polices' if you don't 'pre-empt or guess what's going to happen' in terms of 'the poilices' you are 'adapting your strategies' to. Carlos Gibson may be a smart man-and sometimes saying something that sounds impressive but says nothing is smart...but it can also be perceived as being cagey or incompetent if directed at a careful listener...but for the Trump administration, I'd say its perfect.

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Posted in: Trump: Only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better Russia ties See in context

'The US has overthrown more governments and meddled in more elections that any other nation...'

Quite possibly.

'If Hillary had been elected, you would not have heard a peep about this story.'

Strange...because if Hillary had been elected then the Russian hackings would have not acheived their intended goal, ergo, there would have been considerably less of a need to report the story...

Vladimir Putin is ecstatic...because now he has a rube in the White House that he can play like a fiddle. 'Good Donald, Nice Donald...Ok...Now...Ukraine. Latvia, Estonai, Lithuania...please...Aw...come on, what's Poland between friends?

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Posted in: Trump: Only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better Russia ties See in context

` Really? 'Stupid people' or 'fools'? Is there a distinction there? This guy is a cretin of the highest order who clearly is an example of both a stupid person and a fool all in one package. Twitter is the perfect medium for a person who thinks in bite size portions of 140 characters or less, and the whole WORLD knows it...And none more so than Valdimir Putin-who unfornately is not a 'stupid person' or a 'fool' but a 'cunning' and 'sly person'... But this is just quibbling and doesn't address the issues of the 'WORLD'... which are likely to increase exponentially under a Trump persidency...

So take that Stupid people and Fools of the WORLD!

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Posted in: Civil rights groups gear up to fight Sessions nomination See in context

A very bad appointment to have a Good Ol' Boy in. Cut from the same cloth as George Wallace...

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Posted in: Trump says Mexico would repay U.S. funds spent on border wall See in context

Yeah, like he said he'd release his tax returns later...It's already too late for that now...So thats when Mexico will pay for the wall. His announcements of his intentions have already weakened the Mexican economy-so when you make a country less able to pay what is the likliehood they are more likely to pay? At the moment net migration of Mexicans is OUT of the USA-but if Trump decides to make things more difficult for Mexico then he is likely to reverse that trend...but Trump logic has always been, just like Trump honesty and intelligence an oxymoronic proposition.

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Posted in: What issues do you think will dominate the news in Japan and abroad this year? See in context

The logical consequences of all the things that dominated all the news cycles last year for the most part-with a few surprises that no one can predict at this point... One of the cycles will probably be Trump presiding over a grid locked Congress on his way to lame duckery in his first year...Another story that will continue will be the Russian hacks...That is something that will, quite rightly, be in the news for a very long time...

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Posted in: How do Japan’s subway and rail systems compare with other countries? See in context

second to none in my experience...although the crowding is also second to none too-and the delays by sucide... But the actual system itself is incredible in the big cities-but not nearly as good in some parts of the country. Having said that the stations are unnecessarily noisy in terms of announcements and particualrly the fairly long pieces of music that preceed them...After living in London for ten years I thought the stations were loud there-but upon returning to visit after living in Tokyo for ten years I found the sataions were comparatively quite due to the lack of unnecessary electronic music preceeding announcements.

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Posted in: Trump voices new doubts about Russian efforts to sway U.S. vote See in context

Its clear that those who cant see their nose to spite their face don't recognize what an absolutely sick person is about to go into the oval office. You dont have to be a liberal to see this. It is not a question of liberal/ conservative bias here. It is the actuallity of the of who the man is as a person.

I'd be the first to say that Hillary was an absolutely terrible candidate-and she should not have been running. But he really is a Mussolini like figure...more so than Hitler...because even Hitler before the height of his career had more impulse control than Trump. Look at stills of Trump scowling, nashing his teeth with his weird skin and dyed hair.

He has no impulse contrlol whatsoever. His texting will soon become a national security risk. He has the most sordid back catalogue of taped gaffs in presidential history. He is racist, sexist, infantile, egomaniacal, child, unable to conclude a simple sentences at times because his attention span is too short. He represents the worst aspects of humanity. A horrible person is a horrible person regardless of political persuasion..

He drunk texts while sober for goodness sake... Talk about putting the blinders on. If you think being repulsed by a nasty, sweaty, 70 year old man baby is purely a politcal judgement.

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Posted in: Trump voices new doubts about Russian efforts to sway U.S. vote See in context

'Many people were shocked by this election by this election and they're desperate for an outlet for their dismay and frustration. Watch how this drags on, but Trump is a strong enough leader to ignore this and move on'.

Shocked by the elextion? I'll say... Need an outlet for their dismay? Youre not wrong.. Drag on? You betcha...

Trump a strong eonugh leader to ignore this and move on? Errr. No, if he ignores it-it will only be because it could call into question the legimitacy of the election...and typically a man who frantically tweets pertulantly any time of day to vinidicate every perceived slight that has rubbed his thin skin the wrong way is not a strong anything-nevermind leader. He brings an 'unpresidented' level of mental midgetry, lunacy and childishness to what may the most powerful positon on the planet. He is morally repugnant and intellectually inferior to the demands of that particulalr office. And thiat is putting it in the nicest possible terms. He is the number one threat to world peace and economic stability.

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Posted in: Trump voices new doubts about Russian efforts to sway U.S. vote See in context

'WMD-They have already lied, in fact they colluded to lie in exactly the same fashion'.

Highly doubtful as they were under a republican regime at the time...so it wouldn't have been in exactly the same fashion. They would have told republican lies. If they are lying now-which STILL remains to be seen-they will be lying in a democratic fashion....The notion that the intelligence services are completely impervious to the prevailing regime is a bit far fetched.

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Posted in: Trump voices new doubts about Russian efforts to sway U.S. vote See in context

@Serrano- you donn't know that...and five years ago you probably would have said Assange was 'lyin' because it fits your narrative. I certainly dont know who is lyin' anymore than you do...

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Posted in: In 2015, Japan accepted 27 refugees, including three Syrians, after some 7,500 people from 69 countries sought such status in Japan, according to the justice ministry. Do you think Japan should take i See in context

Yes.... 'Right go ahead, open up the floodgates' is a hysterical reaction given that only 27 refugees were let in to begin with-and only three of them were Syrians. It is that kind of knee-jerk hysteria that has fueled the dangerous rise of global anti-globalism. There is a tendency to throw the baby out with the bath water-with unnecessarily shrill exhortations of 'Open up the floodgates...' Nobody is suggesting that the country just throws open its doors-but have a little humanity...The world and all its problems are interconnected and as such all countries do have a part in influencing situations that create refugees in the first place.

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Posted in: Trump voices new doubts about Russian efforts to sway U.S. vote See in context

'this nonsense is all an attack on the messenger, and not an attack on the messages themselves, whicih were far more damaging...'

Really? Hillary's email shenanigans are more damaging than any future outcomes of Trump's inexplicable warmth towards Vladimir Putin?

The other point ithat is often quoted is the failure of intelligence leading up to the Iraq war-and this is an arguement that is usually provided by the same people who supported the war-including Trump himself....where was the skepticism with the intelligence services from that particular quarter then?

And again Trump wanted Assange to get the death penalty in 2010 (despite the fact that Assange was neither an American citizen nor on American soil at the time) and now he quotes him as sufficient proof that the Russians did not hack the DNC? 'I want him dead...Wait, now I believe him'. 'Period..'

At the end of the day, the proof is in the borsht. Maybe, the intelligence services have got it wrong-but Trump certainly is no position to know that for sure. Trump knew Obama was a Kenyan muslim until he wasnt. 'Period'. Just as Trump knows without any shadow of a doubt that the Russians did not hack the DNC. Until it may behoove him to say it doesn't. 'Period'.

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Posted in: Trump voices new doubts about Russian efforts to sway U.S. vote See in context

So in 2010 Trump wanted Assange to die-but now he takes his word as proof to support his agenda? Talk about fair weather fascism... But this goes to the heart of the matter, which with all politic aside-is a glaring example of how as a human being (not-lleft or right, but purely on a personal level) Trump is spectacularly unqualified to be president.

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Posted in: Trump picks retired Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis to lead Pentagon See in context

Well dont sweat it. Mad Dog who knows a bit about dying and enjoys shooting people, and Trump who likes people who aren't captured are on the case. And the people that choose to go and die for them will go and die. Me personally, given the choice between playing pocketpool and dying for a multi-billionaire-I know which is the smart choice.

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Posted in: Trump picks retired Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis to lead Pentagon See in context

'Mad Dog'? Really? Just another annoying example of the infantile nature of Trump and all that he touches. This is not reality TV or a John Wayne movie...If you have to pick people with alpha-male nick names you should be a member of the cast in the war room on Dr. Strangelove-not in charge of the Pentagon in real life. What's this guy going to do ride an ICBM while waving his Stetson and shouting 'Ya-hooo!' Its so cliche is not even funny.

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