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GrumpyRN

Retired Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Retired ENP. 35+ years of experience. From Scotland.

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  1. GrumpyRN

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/nationalorigin.cfm Got to love equality laws. ETA; Is Trump the head of state or not?
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    The Caravan

    Sorry Dude but, do you actually know your history? The immigrants in the 19th century were fleeing poverty and violence. Not one of them went to a US embassy and asked for a visa. EVERY ONE OF THEM turned up on a boat and asked to be admitted. So don't give me "they were legal." Assimilation? Is that why you have the stereotype of the Irish policeman, or the Polish labourer or the German Amish or the Italians or.... How many countries do you want me to list that you can find a ghetto or a number of people clinging together. How many cities in America have a little China? "Many other differences between those immigrants and today's." One difference that springs immediately to mind is that mostly the immigrants were white.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48921243 Three things spring to mind; 1) Is there anything happening concerning Trump that he would want to deflect from? Perhaps his friend Jeffrey Epstein can answer that? 2) Does he seriously think that it is only the British ambassador who writes things like that? All the ambassadors will have written similar stuff. 3) Trump wants Brexit done so that he can move in and try to cheat UK in business because that is what he does. And to this end he wants Nigel Farage as the UK ambassador.
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    The Caravan

    Oh well that's OK then. If they're only looking for a better life then it is all right to torture, maltreat and dehumanise them.
  5. GrumpyRN

    What is it?

    Is it a combination of these two?
  6. Well not unilaterally withdrawing from the Iran deal that Iran were keeping to and also not imposing tough sanctions would be a start. But then so would Trump understanding geopolitics, something my dog understands better than him.
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    Progressive Income Taxation.

    Not sure why you are resurrecting this thread after Konichiwa abandoned it but; hello, nice to meet you. Second; I am well aware of where the quote comes from and it was used very deliberately as a response to the sentence made by Konichiwa which was quoted. Did you perhaps miss the little winking emoji after the statement?
  8. GrumpyRN

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Smaller ones here; https://www.amazon.com/s?k=trump+balloon&crid=223WW3YTVC6RV&sprefix=trump+bal%2Caps%2C233&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9 Yes but she was arrested for criminal damage. Really does you proud - right wing nutcase attacking a peaceful protest with a knife. Lucky she wasn't shot under terrorist laws. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/trump-baby-blimp-stabbed-london-protest-parliament-square-a8943976.html Sorry but he embarrassed you with his complete lack of understanding of UK and Irish history. He advised building a wall along the Irish border with the UK. It took over 30 years and 50,000 casualties to stop the violence caused by a border. Seriously, is there nobody around who can say to him "Just shut up you are too stupid to understand this!!!" The Madam Tussaud's waxwork is being moved about by a comedy program called "The Last Leg" and does not show until 10:00pm UK time tonight. I will be interested to see what they have done. https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/01/twitter-campaign-launched-to-show-donald-trump-the-best-of-the-uk-9770752/
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    Progressive Income Taxation.

    "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    You are the one who wrote it with no explanation or nuance. If you don't mean things "literally" then say so. On page 45 of this thread you wrote; "The ENTIRE WORLD is "still (yes. still)" trying to move into our nation." and "ENTIRE WORLD is trying to move into our nation." in two separate posts. I pointed out the logical absurdity of your thinking - you know, your SERIOUSLY FLAWED THINKING.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Sorry to change the subject, not really hijacking the thread because it is still concerning Trump. He is visiting the UK next week. He will apparently not be going anywhere the public can see him so one of our comedy shows has managed to get the waxwork model of Trump from Madam Tussaud's and they are going to take it places. They asked the audience to suggest places to take him so if you are on Twitter have a look at this page. Also look at #WhereShouldWeTakeTrump to get an idea of some superb British humour.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    You are the one who brought up race. The world population is 7.7 Billion+. Are you saying that EVERY ONE of those is trying to get to the US? That's the way your going with this? As you seem incapable of reading graphs I will explain it to you. The other line on the graph, the orange one that you ignore shows that ALL immigrants are only about 14% of the total population.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Thank you Nel, I too could not figure out what "feelings" had to do with this. It now makes sense (well some sense) what the statement was referencing. Considering I am not American the reference makes even less sense when posted as an answer to me.
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    Progressive Income Taxation.

    Oh dear cherry-picking again. This is the whole definition given at your reference - my bold. the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness:to uphold the justice of a cause. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason:to complain with justice. the moral principle determining just conduct. conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just conduct, dealing, or treatment. the administering of deserved punishment or reward. the maintenance or administration of what is just by law, as by judicial or other proceedings:a court of justice.
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    Progressive Income Taxation.

    Methinks you do not know what justice means. Allow me; Justice; "Just behaviour or treatment. A concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people"
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    Progressive Income Taxation.

    No it's not. It is not how tax works. What does three people getting together to build a private project have to do with tax or the government.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    I have been looking at some of the contenders - mainly through Bill Maher, John Oliver and Trevor Noah's shows. There seems to be some good people in the mix.
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    American Values

    Thank you for that Herring, it is watching and listening to stories like these and also the stories of the people who worked in the mills and factories in my own area but still starved and died very young that I gained my views that unless we treat each other fairly and look after the weakest of us we are failing as a species. I know to American eyes what I write can seem communist but it isn't it is socialist and I cannot do with the attitude "the diel tak the hindmost."
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    Progressive Income Taxation.

    Simplistic tosh.
  20. GrumpyRN

    Seriously flawed thinking.

    It is called respect. A subject the present incumbent has no knowledge of. He is supposed to be the leader of the free world. If the free world does not respect him they will find someone else to be the leader. Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau. Even New Zealands prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has impressed enough people that she could take over and do a better job than Trump. Of course Trump really wants the respect of Putin, Jon Un and any other dictator who comes along.
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    American Values

    Europeans taking advantage of the native population. Stealing their land and introducing disease.
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    American Values

    That is someone's blog, an opinion piece by a person so disillusioned by the American system that they are renouncing their citizenship and have left the country, and also dated 2015 . Can we get something with a bit of research behind it.
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    American Values

    You are the one who stated; "Also, since you mentioned Jamestown.. Let's use his famous quote." I pointed out it was a biblical quote so not original. And we asked who the "his" was. Not my fault you are less than clear when writing.
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    Seriously flawed thinking.

    Yes, but not being a boor is. The president has to deal with world leaders. ALL of whom, despite the nonsense spouted by Trump, are far more intelligent and statesmanlike than he is.
  25. There is a good book about this from the 2016 election called Post Truth, How BS Conquered the World. https://www.amazon.com/Post-Truth-How--Conquered-World-ebook/dp/B072F2F2PR/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=post+truth&qid=1559127799&s=gateway&sr=8-7 Sorry moderators, I did censor the title I wrote as you can see but the link still has the full title. Feel free to remove the link as you see fit. ETA Actually now that I have posted the link it has self censored. Hmmm, not sure if that's good or bad?????
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