Trump tweet: Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China
Trump cannot order business companies to do anything. They're the private sector. Besides that, he's making decisions on his juvenile whims and the stock market is immediately affected negatively. Trump being the chosen one surely allows for complete stupidity and being assinine is his mentally deranged narcissism in action.
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Crazy is as Crazy does.
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Trump is a complete idiot!
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Guns and especially multi round guns, are the root of most all mass murders, and they should be outlawed, but legislation will never happen in America for that to occur.
The sad thing is the rate of mass murders will likely not change in America, no matter what a terrible human being president such as Trump, or lawmakers do, such as the impossible, overturning the 2nd amendment. It's obvious an adherence to white supremacist ideology attracts misogynists, racists and guns. Legislation and action by politicians won't stop things, it's up to the conscience of people, and if this blog is any indication, there are too many hopeless individuals, who follow a demagogue and the dangerous Hitler type of narrative of finding flimsy excuses to kill people. People who follow demagogues are weak minded individuals who cannot reason properly, they follow prejudices and their own selfish desire over rational thought.
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The demagoguery that is the center of Trump’s strategy..
Demagoguery is a manipulative approach — often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians — that appeals to the worst nature of people. Demagoguery isn't based on reason, issues, and doing the right thing; it's based on stirring up fear and hatred to control people. For example, a politician who stirs up a fear of immigrants to distract from other issues is using demagoguery. Demagoguery is one of the most negative aspects of politics, but it's also one that's all too common.
..has very much defined with nationalism, lack of gun control, prejudice, racism and manipulative views where his base locks into his narrative and believes in his words, whether right or wrong. It very much follows that the El Paso gun men was a Trump, white nationalist type of individual who harbored hate toward immigrants. If nothing else, Trump has made it all right to hate, so his words to not hate completely lack credibility. I don’t t believe he doesn’t hate and no one without hate themselves could possibly believe Trump, who’s action AND words continually defy benevolence.
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Hey guys, let’s go to my place, and play golf. Closest to the pin wins.
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Chants of 'send her back' smacks of the Nazi era. The reason is people feel entitled to let loose the worst of themselves, usually held back with discretion, in a non Trump era. This leader allows them to freely say and express terrible ideals of nationalistic and racial hate, like group chanting 'send her back'. Disgusting. It doesn't matter if some believe Trump isn't a racist, he definitely shows poor taste in how he acts and what he says. People who don't condemn, but find excuses to spin what he says into a more positive light, should realize they're digging into the far depth of their worst part of their souls, to do so, which was a trait of people who followed the Nazi's.
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Republicans must stand up and refute Trump's words. That is their responsibility as Americans, to voice their opinion, and say Trump is a racist, for his comments. Unfortunately, either they're cowards and can't or they are racists.
Either way, the only resultant conclusion from no Republican voice is the latter, all those who do not condemn Trump's racist words are racists: All supporters of Trump are racists.
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USNin: This is quite pedantic. In essence, the women have won and drawn a lot of fans in the United States, more than the men's team have, creating more revenue. Why? Well, it's because they certainly have better results with a more consistent product, than the men. If promotion is a bad thing by the best players, I don't see it. The only difference between them doing it and the men not doing it, is there aren't enough great men's players nor team results for fans to follow and WANT to pay to see.
When there are statements like 'when the men earn any world cup bonus' or 'the men to the round of 16, the women to the semi finals' is like what? If you want to make a statement, why not just say the bottom line: most recent World Cups, the women went to the World Cup, played in the final, won and are world champions while the men had zero revenue because they didn't qualify for the World Cup and did not participate in Russia. That gap likely ain't changing anytime soon, if you follow soccer.
I believe the lawsuit by the women is fair and will begin to even out the pay scale, dramatically.
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Andrew and Raw Beer: This isn't about world cup revenue as much as how much revenue the US women's vs. US men's team has made and the pay within the US soccer federation to the respective gender players. From 2016-2018, the women have generated 900,000 dollars more than the men. They have generated 11.4 million dollars in fiscal year 2018. After expenses, the US soccer federation made just over 2 million dollars. The men's generated revenue was 10.325 million. After expenses, the team had a 3.5 million dollar deficit. The women make a maximum of 4,950 dollars per game, and if they won 20 friendlies, would get 99 K dollars, while the men make 13.166 per game and would get 263,333 for 20 friendlies won.
The women have won 4 Olympic golds and 4 World Cups. The men have won 0 of each. The women have played in 8 world Cups. The men have had the opportunity to be in world cups, every four years since 1930.
There is plenty of evidence, including generating more revenue than the men's team, to understand why the women feel they should be paid equally.
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Trump is a stable genius???!!??? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No, he's a juvenile liar.
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I can see them teaching the arrogant Trump administration a lesson over this.
I don’t think this administration can learn lessons. Trump is so arrogant his administration hides and justifies its mistakes in lies, and twisting of words to any way they think will please his idiotic base, in lieu of admitting they have things to learn.
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Trump and his followers don’t care for the truth, so this is no surprise. It’s a continual difficulty when hiding what’s written is the goal and not looking for what is in the Mueller investigation or releasing Trump’s taxes are an issue. Excuses can be made and obfuscating reasoning are possible, but not right. Cowardly acts of non transparent behavior is the calling card of this administration and its followers.
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Nothing on your shopping list sounds like a valid reason for a judge, or SCOTUS majority, to order the release of anyone's tax returns. You'll need something more specific, and convincing.
There's nothing that needs convincing. There's no reason to hide his tax returns, as president, and why Trump and his supporters refuse the obvious, is baffling and somewhat treason laden.
Heck, you'd get justification he's telling the truth. He is a legit multi billionaire, making money completely legally, and obeying the tax system. Why wouldn't you want that? From such a highly held individual, I'd think you want him to be proven right, instead of just assuming so.
My take, obviously, is he is a cheat and you approve of him, no matter how criminal he is. That's turning the blindest of eyes to this con man, who does have many people either conned or people just agree with his illegal ways such as laundering illegal Russian money to allow oligarchs power, and meddle in our elections.
To not show a presidential tax return is a pretty treasonous way of thinking, and not very patriotic to America; to not want to see the completely legal, and up to Trump, presidential showing of their tax returns. If you're an American so called patriot, you want the tax return shown, as a course of your country's presidential protocol. It has nothing to do with republican, Trump or democratic leanings.
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When his assets are totaled up its 3.8, according to informed sources, he’s very wealthy, he doesn’t even need to draw a salary
Obviously, he has wealth, but his own value is questionably not over a billion, and could be negative, to this day. We don't know because he hides his tax returns. Also, his assets are not him. Assets can be accrued from debt and illegal money. What we want from his tax returns is to see what his true value is, why it is that way, and whether he has cheated on his taxes, and who he is doing business with.
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Wow a lot of maybes and likely this and that, let’s deal in what has been established, Trump’s net worth is around 3.8 billion,
If you check out the facts, there's never been verifiable evidence that Trump is a billionaire. It was revealed back in 1990, when he said he was worth 3 billion, that he wasn't. He was actually worth a negative 295 million. That's -295 million dollars., not +3 billion, as he claimed.
During the campaign, he said he was worth 10 billion, again, with no verifying evidence, but apparently, what wealth he does have, has been reduced by 90% since his disclosure statement under oath, when becoming president. As we know, all he has to do is release his tax returns to verify he is worth 10 billion dollars as he boasted, but likely does not have near that much.
His debts always come back to haunt him, as his big casino deal in NJ caused him to become bankrupt, as Ivana confirmed at the time, and he only got Trump Hotels back in business by catering to oligarchs and such, the laundering of their money, in guise of buying an apt. in his hotel at way over value to give Trump money and allow illegal rubies to become dollars. He's a con man, a liar, and not a great legal excellent businessman as he states, but a law breaking individual who will do anything to help his own cause. If he is a billionaire, it's likely due to illegal sales, and again, something he does not want to show in his tax returns.
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I really hope Trump doesn’t release his tax returns, there is nothing illegal in his tax records so none of our business, if Trump’s tax records are made public and they may show tax minimisation at best
If Trump does release his tax forms, there's every likelihood he did cheat on his taxes. He's had two civil trials for income tax fraud, one by the state of New York and the other by the city of New York, and he lost both cases. In one of those trials, his own tax lawyer, Jack Mitnick, testified against him, as Donald Trump photocopied his lawyer's signature on a fraudulent tax return. It is the business of everyone to see the president's tax return, and Trump has a history of cheating and lying on them.
The other reasons he refuses to release his tax forms he overstates his wealth, and hates the idea of being shown he's way behind other top businessmen, not being a billionaire, and lying about his supposed vast wealth to his constituency. The returns also may also and likely establish how much money he is getting from Russians, Saudis, people from the Emigrates and elsewhere. They could very well show he has been engaged in money laundering for these people through real estate transactions that make no business sense, except for Trump's own personal gain.
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In the photo, there's an idiot in a suit, but which one?
Is this a rhetorical question? We know Trump is an idiot.
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Of course, Trump sues. He's a total weasel.
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Oh, man, this guy is a delusional lunatic. Mentally unhinged. He makes me laugh, but it's a nervous one, as proof of his fascist, right wing, dictatorial, authoritarian and ultranationalist ways continue.
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I'm for impeachment if there is an absolute win.
If not, I'd let his presidency run its course, which will be over soon. He's pretty much a lame duck president, already. His bipolar, but mostly insane, twitterverse should get loads of lies and ridiculousness on even a higher level and his golf schedule should increase. I have little doubt, after the exposure of his unhinged behavior from many, but the most credible being the Mueller report, his reign of terror is over.
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Trump supporters: Ya'll keep telling yourself it's all good. It's funny to see the scramblers desperate attempts to convince themselves Trump's a good guy. A great president. A two term icon. How wrong to ignore, even the redacted writing right in front of them.
Mueller is protecting the office of the president, and by association, the lying president. No collusion? Not really known, for sure because collusion would definitively defame the office of the president. Mueller abstains from saying so.
At any rate, there's enough for the public to see Trump's finished in Washington.
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Mueller did the investigation, honestly, but also wanting to protect the office of the president. It protected Trump because it does not want to implicate the presidential office on purpose. It's necessarily manipulative, in the lack of accusations, and greasy Trump may think he escapes with silly words of self victory, but he's wrong, and the results of the Mueller investigation will be weighted heavily in the minds of Americans so that even as an unlikely impeachment won't go forward, it doesn't have to. With the election 18 months away, Trump's lying reign of stupidity is done in Washington.
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No ill will
Trump speaks in what? Innocuous commentary and has no malicious intent? No logical or sane person can possibly believe that. He’s fueled by racism and a lack of empathy toward humanity and the earth, in general. Trump supporters are scary blind to constantly pump him up and agree with his narrow views.
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Cricky: Best comment in this thread. No one knows for sure if Ghosn is guilty or innocent, but the Japanese judicial system needs to be fair. It isn’t.
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It's not discrimination. People don't like liars. Republicans are always muddled, relying on twisting truths and not being transparent. It's the party of Nixon and his lies, of which, I'm sure there are still plenty of Republicans who think he was treated unfairly. Even Nixon didn't lie as much as Trump, and likely knew when he was lying. It's so Orwellian now with Trump, his doublethink is now his reality. Lies are truth and visa versa, and he doesn't know when he's telling truth or lies.
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While in the future, one hopes for withdrawal of troops, the timing makes no sense. Trump wants to take them out of where they are needed to put them on the front lines of the wall....er, fence...as his silly idea of security for the US rests on the Mexican border, not in Syria or Afghanistan, where ISIS and Al Queda are not deemed threats by him.
Does he read anything? His ability to critical think is non existent because he doesn't care for information that doesn't fit his crazy, self indulgent ideas. Or maybe he just can't read anything over 50 words. Obviously, he makes stuff up, refusing information where a good deal of them are truths.
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This is not just a clear case of no tolerance on this teacher lashing out, partly because of circumstance and partly because it occurs in a public school in Japan, where the standards of violence are different than some other countries. If this were a school in the states, or a private school, the teacher would not survive his job.
On the other hand, the student would not be in the teacher's face screaming insults, either. I'd think both the student getting expelled and the teacher getting fired would happen in any international type private school in Japan, but his manners would never have quite come to that point, as he'd likely already had major problems with the school and teachers in elementary years leading to parent/teacher/kid/administration meeting years much earlier, where he either learns proper school etiquette or he would have been expelled.
In this case, I don't condone the teacher hitting the kid, but that kid had it coming. Although I think the teacher's approach to the situation was wrong, there's more bad on the kid's side, and he may or may not learn his lack of control and big mouth could get him into even more violent problems in the future.
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