Apologies From America

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Apologies From America

Post by toml_12953 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:36 pm

I know this isn't a political forum and D & M please feel free to delete this post. Since this is an international forum I felt that had to comment on Donald Trump's recent categorization of other countries as "shitholes". This in no way reflects the feelings of most people in the USA. I am disgusted by many of the things our President is doing and saying. If he doesn't start World War III before then I'm confident he will either be impeached or at least soundly voted out of office in the next election. To all my friends here, please accept my apologies for our out-of-control President.
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Re: Apologies From America

Post by akaTB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:10 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:36 pm
I know this isn't a political forum and D & M please feel free to delete this post. Since this is an international forum I felt that had to comment on Donald Trump's recent categorization of other countries as "shitholes". This in no way reflects the feelings of most people in the USA. I am disgusted by many of the things our President is doing and saying. If he doesn't start World War III before then I'm confident he will either be impeached or at least soundly voted out of office in the next election. To all my friends here, please accept my apologies for our out-of-control President.
Thank you Tom, even though it wasn't you the one that should apologize.
But don't be afraid: we, too, have our fair share of m0r0ns, quite as vocal as your president, but not so internationally renowned luckily.
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Re: Apologies From America

Post by Thomas Okken » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:07 pm

akaTB wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:10 pm
But don't be afraid: we, too, have our fair share of m0r0ns, quite as vocal as your president, but not so internationally renowned luckily.
Well yeah. God knows I've made generalizations no different from the one Tom L mentioned, but doing it in the context of "casual conversation among friends" is not the same as the context of "head of state of a major country addressing the media." I'd insert a :shock: emoji if I could honestly pretend to be surprised at this point.

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Re: Apologies From America

Post by Michael » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 pm

I was just waiting for Trevor Noah to come up with this.
Please enjoy https://youtu.be/OQkfDJ2zVNo

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Re: Apologies From America

Post by Thomas Okken » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:17 pm

+1 for "moonscreen" :lol:

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Re: Apologies From America

Post by Walter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:39 pm

Future historians and sociologists will tell us about the society and actual political system leading to such a person becoming president of a major power - some parallels to the decline of the Roman Empire come into my mind. Though the rubbish those emperors (may) have said was neither spread as fast nor as wide nor as unfiltered as modern communication means allow spreading the ... ummh ... messages of an obviously ... ummh ... intellectually challenged leader of today.
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Re: Apologies From America

Post by Thomas Okken » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Walter wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:39 pm
some parallels to the decline of the Roman Empire come into my mind
They do? I think Ancient Rome survived some seriously unhinged emperors, and the eventual decline of its empire happened later, and is a complex story that people continue to write lengthy books about.

I can't really think of any historical parallels to the present. Large democracies with a history of long-term stability are a novelty in human history. Whatever happens next, it will be something new. 8-)

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Re: Apologies From America

Post by grsbanks » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:58 pm

Michael wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 pm
I was just waiting for Trevor Noah to come up with this.
Please enjoy https://youtu.be/OQkfDJ2zVNo
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Re: Apologies From America

Post by toml_12953 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:01 am

Walter wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Future historians and sociologists will tell us about the society and actual political system leading to such a person becoming president of a major power - some parallels to the decline of the Roman Empire come into my mind. Though the rubbish those emperors (may) have said was neither spread as fast nor as wide nor as unfiltered as modern communication means allow spreading the ... ummh ... messages of an obviously ... ummh ... intellectually challenged leader of today.
Hmm. I wonder if the White House has lead pipes like the Romans did. That would explain a lot! :evil:
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Re: Apologies From America

Post by Leechpool » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:17 pm

grsbanks wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Michael wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 pm
I was just waiting for Trevor Noah to come up with this.
Please enjoy https://youtu.be/OQkfDJ2zVNo
"The uploader has not made this video available in your country." -- LOL :)
I had to use my VPN to pop up in the US to view it, but it was worth it; the presenter's comments are pure class!!
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