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Steel Imports. Why is it so difficult to answer political questions factually?

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Re: Steel Imports. Why is it so difficult to answer political questions factually?

Post by Alias » July 25th, 2018, 10:25 am

Steve3007 wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 9:55 am
. But it would be funny if it turned out that an overgrown toddler treating the world as a plaything was actually no worse a way to run the world than any other.
Not plaything - that's the big stamp on the big desk - but playground; the stage on which he struts and blusters and demands applause. He's not interested in running anything except more campaigns, which is akin to a theatrical tour. He didn't want the job of president, just the title and trappings and privileges.
How many other ways have you examined closely? Sure, it's quite common for demented and/or evil men to become boss of some powerful organization (nations, churches, corporations), but hey all have some agenda, some notion of getting real work done. Trump, and maybe a couple of the later Roman emperors and French kings, have no such aspiration. He would say "Apres moi, le deluge," if someone translated it for him - so don't!
As far as I can tell, he hasn't actually broken the world yet. At least, no more than anyone else has.
You'e waiting for WWIII. Fair enough.
But he's put a few dents in the USA that won't soon be hammered out; inflicted a few scars that will never heal.
If it does turn out that the overgrown toddler school of national and international government and diplomacy was as good as any other, then I guess we could conclude that the US doesn't actually need a president. Or it doesn't matter if they have one or not. Or it doesn't matter what he does or doesn't do.
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Those who can induce you to believe absurdities can induce you to commit atrocities. - Voltaire

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Re: Steel Imports. Why is it so difficult to answer political questions factually?

Post by SimpleGuy » July 25th, 2018, 1:46 pm

I don't know if you should describe a self-made man with a clear objective in finance and billionaire as somebody like you did?
At least he was capable to do his bilancing and his controlling.

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Re: Steel Imports. Why is it so difficult to answer political questions factually?

Post by SimpleGuy » July 25th, 2018, 1:48 pm

Somebody who is capable to lead at least a successfull business shouldn't be called a toddler.

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Re: Steel Imports. Why is it so difficult to answer political questions factually?

Post by Alias » July 25th, 2018, 4:34 pm

SimpleGuy wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 1:46 pm
I don't know if you should describe a self-made man with a clear objective in finance and billionaire as somebody like you did?
At least he was capable to do his bilancing and his controlling.
Self-made? https://www.investopedia.com/updates/donald-trump-rich/
Lots of political influence, bankruptcies in which his employees and suppliers took the loss, breach of government contracts, 3500 lawsuits, fraud, payoffs, tax evasion... Great controlling!
Somebody who is capable to lead at least a successfull business shouldn't be called a toddler.
Why not, if he acts like one? Maybe he wasn't always like this, but now he is.

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Re: Steel Imports. Why is it so difficult to answer political questions factually?

Post by Steve3007 » July 25th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Alias wrote:You'e waiting for WWIII. Fair enough.
Yes. Although perhaps the meeting between Trump and Juncker will usher in a period of unbridled harmony. Historic stuff?

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Re: Steel Imports. Why is it so difficult to answer political questions factually?

Post by SimpleGuy » July 26th, 2018, 5:53 am

Perhaps you should pay the price for yourself, that this won't happen because we wont pay anything to you.

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Re: Steel Imports. Why is it so difficult to answer political questions factually?

Post by Steve3007 » July 26th, 2018, 7:56 am

SimpleGuy wrote:Perhaps you should pay the price for yourself, that this won't happen because we wont pay anything to you.
I don't know who or what the words "you", "price", "this" and "we" refer to in the above sentence.

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