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MC Prussian last won the day on 8 June 2018

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  1. Trump has been known to the American public for close to 40 years, "no one in the world of business – not Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett – has been as famous as Trump for as long." (Michael D'Antonio) He has written countless books (mostly about himself ), among them one bestseller, and has seen many books written about him, several of them bestsellers, and he featured on the US "Apprentice" for fourteen (!) seasons, which was seen by roughly 10 million viewers each season on average. Needless to say, the US population had seen more of Donald Trump and gotten to know him pretty well in the decades prior to 2015/2016 than they had heard of Illinois senator Barack Obama leading up to the 2008 presidency. Trump even described himself as a Democrat at some stage, but usually refrained from affiliating with either party. Trump was a registered Democrat from August 2001 through September 2009. https://www.thoughtco.com/was-donald-trump-a-democrat-3367571 US voters didn't vote for Trump based on his personality mostly, it was one big "fvck you" to the Democrat establishment. https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/03/politics-disillusionment-rise-trump-160303135024517.html And we can debate and talk about Trump all we want, what matters is mostly how the US population sees him, and his approval ratings have gone up again in the last twelve months: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/ 42% percent might not look that impressive, but below the Trump approval rating, you can see comparisons to the presidents before him, so in relation, it's not that bad at all. Trump is very likely to get another four years, this mainly thanks to incredibly weak and faceless Democratic candidates. What I'm curious to find out is whom the Democrats will push for 2024. I can't but repeat myself: Tulsi, Tulsi Gabbard is the one solution. If I were a swing voter, I'd give her my vote in an instant. And by that time, she might have gained just enough traction to sweep the Republican candidates off the table. It's time the Democrats give her the attention she deserves.
  2. Same here. Could turn out a bargain, or another Jahanbakhsh.
  3. I never said that human activity had "nothing or next to nothing to do" with global warming, now you're putting words in my mouth. I'm questioning the extent of that influence - and the climate change research, the IPCC data available claiming to portray the truth, their methods and the factors coming into play for measuring increase in temperatures. Surely you can acknowledge that it does no good that the global population, in Asia and Africa in particular, has increased massively in just the past 50 years? It has doubled from over 3 billion to now close to 8 billion! This development thus puts much strain on resources, agriculture, soil, etc. I'm not convinced by climate change activists such as Greta Thunberg, who do nothing but incite division in my eyes (in the sense of "lots of talk, no action"), and that in (European) countries which are already very active in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The issue is that these emissions know no boundaries, they don't stop at the border. It's a global movement, so every country needs to chip in. And right now, it's China and India especially, who are the biggest polluters on this planet, plus some of the African states ruining their own rivers. So I am asking myself: Why do people such as Greta Thunberg not put more effort in protesting on location in China or India, or Nigeria or Egypt? I find it hypocritical. Over here in Europe, they are in fact preaching to the choir. Global warming and climate change happen. No doubt about it. Now it's up to us to figure out how we can use the recent increase in temperatures to our own advantage, but for that we need way better and more efficient solar energy technology. Wind turbines are a laughing matter, they are a sore sight in the landscape and are no way efficient enough. Water energy? I'd welcome technological advances there, too. Or fuel cell technology.
  4. Trump's personality has been known for years prior to his election as US president. I'm just curious to find out why it is so shocking to people now that they're getting so upset over a single person's personality? Obama will fondly remembered for his charismatic personality and he was pretty much unknown outside the US prior to his election. Charismatic personality aside, it overshadows his rather poor domestic policy-making and questionable military and foreign politics decisions. Part of it the fascination with Trump has indeed to do with this constant media bashing, when they should be focusing on Trump's policies instead. The US media in particular profits heavily from Trump, as he gives them all the verbal nuggets they need to stretch a non-story no end. Social Media, and Twitter especially also play a part in this, as Trump's Tweets tend to be on the inflammatory or divisive side, deliberate or not. He's only the second president that I know of who is on Twitter. And I don't consider it a particularly positive platform, to be honest. Way too much hostility, social outrage and useless opinions on there, anyway. It's given way too much importance these days. It's an activist's paradise, and offers little in constructive (political) debate. I don't particularly like Trump - yet going back to 2016, in a choice between him and Hillary Clinton, you'll be hard-pressed to find better arguments in favour of the other side.
  5. Really have started to enjoy Oliver Harper's reviews of 70ies/80ies/90ies movies on YouTube. Brings back fond memories of getting scared sh*tless in the 80ies, watching TV with all these great and sometimes cheesy horror and science-fiction flicks readily available. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zKSynEH_sLA1TC8_kU0gQ
  6. Not quite. Fox has indeed become the most watched US news channel, but only in recent years. https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/2018-ratings-fox-news-is-the-most-watched-network-on-cable-for-the-third-straight-year/387943/ Still "only" the fifth-most-watched network across broadcast and cable.
  7. Time will tell. But I think in parts we talk about the same, just see it differently. Football has become such a major industry, it's only natural that the news coverage grows alongside it. Just have my doubts about how much of it is really needed or in the end simply l'art pour l'art, coverage that tends to be rather self-congratulatory or self-absorbed.
  8. Because it is part of a particular religious belief and potentially infringes freedom of religion. It also has some health advantages, according to wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision I have to make it clear though that I find the mutilation of the female genitals in certain Muslim countries a barbaric act.
  9. By the looks of it, it has the potential of going in the direction of "news nobody really needs", as I can see particular interests and more cringeworthy/fringe issues being pushed to the front page just to fill it. They seemingly have the ambition of being all-encompassing. Not convinced by the writing or the layout, which comes across as rather cluttered and cheap. Doesn't bode well for the quality of coverage.
  10. I usually don't like driving (late) at night, but particularly on wet roads, just after a rainfall or tempest. When you have little or weak road lighting, it makes matters worse. I hate the reflections of car lights on the wet asphalt, highly distracting.
  11. Meanwhile, the global population keeps on growing... Africa and Asia, I'm looking at you in particular. We all know what that means in terms of demand for water, food and shelter. But instead of talking about causes, the public debate too often circles around the effects and becomes populist and haphazardous.
  12. That's a lot of foreskin! Either that or the dicks in your vicinity are smaller than average. Warning in order to avoid a possible ban: Meant tongue-in-cheek, not to be taken overly seriously. Thank you and good day to you, sir.
  13. Hope Walker and Areola get the nod for FUTTIES cards this week. Walker would be an insane RB and Ligue 1 definitely lacks more high-value goalkeepers.
  14. It's a fascinating phenomenon - I can't recall Obama (or in the infant days of FT, George W.) creating that much controversy on here, even though when you look at their policies, they were (much) worse for the American people and/or global politics/peace. What I can praise Obama for is that he started the domestic economic recovery that Trump has then and so far led even further. The discussion surrounding Trump is surely in large parts shaped by the (US) media, who are a majority on the more liberal side, and thus detest the guy. They have their agenda. And Trump stories, no matter how unimportant in the grand scheme of things, sell. It speaks volumes when they fail to cover Democrats' failures and scandals at all. And as a consequence, it is also welcome news fodder for the UK and European press. The "send her back" chants at the rally were too much and misplaced. You can dislike Omar any way you want, but there are more civil and clever ways of deconstructing her ill-founded arguments. As for technology and science being "politicized", well that's inevitable. Because ultimately, one is dependent on the other.
  15. Say thanks to the people in positions of power that have let it come this far and this messed up. Anyone charged with solving the Brexit issue will have a massive task at his or her hand, no matter what the political affiliation.
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