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trumps first 100 day plan
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Guess what most of the burden falls on businesses the same ones that outsource jobs overseas they're the ones that hire these people to do the shitty jobs that people in this country wouldn't do. Not to mention the American worker is difficult and costly to maintain so why not ship overseas or hire a cheaper labor force with no rights or bargaining power to negotiate pay.....or anything at all in general

Government can try to push legislation but with certain interests at stake they (lobbyist and special interest groups) will push back hard and the politicians will capitulate and cave to their demands. Anyone and anything can be bought.
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So, lets see. He's already gone back on the swamp drain by filling his transition team with lobbyists and insiders. He's upgraded Hillary Clinton from the Queen of Corruption to a good person. And he's downgraded The Wall to a fence.

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Which, naturally, became a little understandably.........misinterpreted in the press.


Has anyone seen Kyle?
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Posted 17 days ago
Trump is not even President yet, so everything he says is just "talk the talk". of course, it doesn't stop people from complaining about him.
- that seems to be people's favorite activity these days.

also: "er mah god! Trump is actually working with people with several years of experience in the government instead of hiring random people with diplomas, but with zero practical knowledge on how to handle government affairs"
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also: "er mah god! Trump is actually working with people with several years of experience in the government instead of hiring random people with diplomas, but with zero practical knowledge on how to handle government affairs"


When you campaign specifically on not doing something as one of the pillars of your entire policy than immediately do it, it doesn't reflect well.




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fund the construction of a wall at the Southern border
Great Wall of America

seems like a colossal waste of resources. oh well.






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When will people learn that most of his campaign talk is mostly just puffery or salesman talk and the people bought it hook line and sinker. I admire him in a way if i could be a salesman and sell like he did i'd probably make a lot of money; yeah sure i might have to tell a few lies here and there but as long as i'm careful with my words it won't be a lie but just a slight exaggeration with no guarantees.
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Posted 17 days ago

RobinWing wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

fund the construction of a wall at the Southern border
Great Wall of America

seems like a colossal waste of resources. oh well.







Same could be said for East Germany they said their wall was to protect their people too............I wonder how that turned out

Posted 17 days ago , edited 17 days ago
Tim you're clueless on geopolitics. Breaking the back of Germany so that it was never again able to have debt free currency was why that wall got put there.


and this here is a good smackdown of the naive notion that Thorium's lack of fissionable byproduct had anything to do with Uranium being top dog.

I used to think back when I was a child that people got drunk by accident, too lol

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Not sure where you got that thorium was proven economically unviable; successful reactors were run as early as the 1950s, it doesn't require the expensive and infrastructure-intensive enrichment process that uranium does, and it's ridiculously common in comparison. It *does* create radioactive fission byproducts, but as it tends to burn exclusively *down* the periodic table instead of both up (into non-fissile materials) and down like uranium, it produces orders of magnitude *less* fission byproduct, and most of it is extremely short half-life. Within mere months, the vast majority has broken into inert (I mean non-radioactive) elements, and the little that remains radioactive is largely of the type that is actually useful in medical imaging, radiotherapy, and other industrial applications. What held thorium back historically is that a) it doesn't make plutonium, so it's not useful for building weapon stockpiles, and b) that to run a liquid-fuel reactor requires fuel mixes that were pretty corrosive and would eat through the piping. In the 1950s-1980s, the materials wouldn't have lasted long enough to make a viable reactor vessel. Modern steels are up to the task, though.


Posted 17 days ago
Guiliani? oh cripes...please DT, you should not have anyone complicit in the 911 attacks in your administration.
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it took 22 centuries to build a giant 12,000 mile wall (1), which is on average 7.8m (2)
trump wants to build 1,000 mile wall (3), and if we assume it's only 1/4 of the Great Wall (edit: in height) , which is so short it's barely an obstacle, then it would take (2200 years / 12,000 mile) (1,000 mile) (1/4) = about 46 years.

even if we somehow account for modern transportation, it would still clearly take longer than his Presidency to actually complete the Wall. this is not even taking into account the impact on local nature as well as the billions of dollars in cost.
(1) http://www.chinahighlights.com/greatwall/fact/building-time.htm
(2) https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/scene/list.htm
(3) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37243269

tl;dr: building a Wall is not only extremely costly, it's downright unrealistic to do it in 4 years. unless somehow Trump is elected multiple times, or next President keep working on the Wall...which seems hardly likely.
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runec wrote:

So, lets see. He's already gone back on the swamp drain by filling his transition team with lobbyists and insiders. He's upgraded Hillary Clinton from the Queen of Corruption to a good person. And he's downgraded The Wall to a fence.

>.>


Ejanss wrote:
Which, naturally, became a little understandably.........misinterpreted in the press.


Has anyone seen Kyle?


Iunno, barb wire fences seem hard to get over. One cut and I am dying.
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Watch him get squat done. I can promise you more securely than him. He won't fulfill what he promised.

It's not like him releasing abortion to the states and overturning one of the most revolutionary court rulings will piss people off at all, either. Now all the conserviatard states are going to insist that "clusters of cells = life", and baddabing baddboom, the clinics are all dead and it'll probably be illegal to drive out of state to get a proper abortion. That's okay though, my shitty states whittled our clinics down to like two anyway. If I ever get pregnant I'm gonna have to fucking drive eight hours to off the thing.
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So, lets see. He's already gone back on the swamp drain by filling his transition team with lobbyists and insiders. He's upgraded Hillary Clinton from the Queen of Corruption to a good person. And he's downgraded The Wall to a fence.


Which pretty much says what we said all along: Even the President can't do Anything He Wants in Washington.

(Which Democrats, who never believed he ever could, see as a good thing, meaning the Constitution still works, and that politics still involves actually having to ask people you don't like to work together, just to get things done.)
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