Winning...the economy under Trump - page 2

Despite the doomsday predictions after the election, the economy is roaring. "The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its newest jobs report on Friday, and the data clearly show, under the... Read More

  1. by   SC_RNDude
  2. by   Lil Nel
    Speaking of small business, this is an inspiring article highlighting the contributions of recent Syrian immigrants to the restaurant scene in Toronto.

    Unlike Trump, Justin Trudeau isn't afraid of folks attempting to flee a war-ravaged area in search of a better life.

    I challenge anyone to look at the pictures of Syrian pastries and not be tempted to snatch one!


    Toronto Suddenly Has a New Craving: Syrian Food - The New York Times
  3. by   SC_RNDude
    A nice article and story.

    Do you really think Trump is afraid, or wants to put America first by ensuring that immigrants are an asset and not a burden on our country (like most other countries do).
  4. by   itsybitsy
    Quote from Lil Nel
    Unlike Trump, Justin Trudeau isn't afraid of folks attempting to flee a war-ravaged area in search of a better life.
    You mean, like...

    like...

    ...**** hole countries?!?!?!?!?!?!
  5. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from itsybitsy
    You mean, like...

    like...

    ...**** hole countries?!?!?!?!?!?!
    And your true colors are showing. I have news for you-many in the world consider the US to be a ****hole country, led by an ***hole.
  6. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    A nice article and story.

    Do you really think Trump is afraid, or wants to put America first by ensuring that immigrants are an asset and not a burden on our country (like most other countries do).
    The only thing Trump puts first is his ego and bank account.
    Last edit by BCgradnurse on Jan 13
  7. by   itsybitsy
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    And your true colors are showing. I have news for you-many in the world consider the US to be a ****hole country, led by an ***hole.
    That I have a sense of humor? You are the one that said people are "attempting to flee a war-ravaged area in search of a better life". So YOU believe living in the U.S. is a better life, not a ****hole...

    If people think the U.S. is a ****hole, I invite them NOT to come. But we all know, no one really thinks that, because if they did, we wouldn't have massive amounts of influxes of people coming. I bet Haiti doesn't have people lined up their door, waiting to get in.
  8. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from itsybitsy
    That I have a sense of humor? You are the one that said people are "attempting to flee a war-ravaged area in search of a better life". So YOU believe living in the U.S. is a better life, not a ****hole...

    If people think the U.S. is a ****hole, I invite them NOT to come. But we all know, no one really thinks that, because if they did, we wouldn't have massive amounts of influxes of people coming. I bet Haiti doesn't have people lined up their door, waiting to get in.
    Go back and the read the posts. It wasn't me who said that about leaving a war torn nation.

    Haiti has had more than its share of natural disasters and corrupt governments who exploited their people and their natural resources. They deserve our compassion and understanding, not vitriol from a mentally ill racist and his disciples.

    You should really check the rankings for your own country in terms of infant mortality, literacy, life expectancy, infrastructure, etc. before calling someone else's country a ****hole. Take a look at the poverty and hunger in some of our own states before calling another country a ****hole.
    Last edit by BCgradnurse on Jan 13
  9. by   nursej22
    Chobani’s $1M Plan: Yogurt Company to Expand Twin Falls Facility | Southern Idaho Local News | magicvalley.com

    The founder of Chobani is an immigrant from Turkey, not sure where this falls in the Trump continuum of countries. Turkey is both in Europe and Asia.
  10. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from nursej22
    Chobani's $1M Plan: Yogurt Company to Expand Twin Falls Facility | Southern Idaho Local News | magicvalley.com

    The founder of Chobani is an immigrant from Turkey, not sure where this falls in the Trump continuum of countries. Turkey is both in Europe and Asia.
    I think his determination would depend on whether or not he owns properties there.
  11. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from nursej22
    Chobani's $1M Plan: Yogurt Company to Expand Twin Falls Facility | Southern Idaho Local News | magicvalley.com

    The founder of Chobani is an immigrant from Turkey, not sure where this falls in the Trump continuum of countries. Turkey is both in Europe and Asia.
    The right-wingers have attacked the owner of Chobani because he IS an immigrant (the kind you would think they would like since he started a business and is "contributing" to our country) and hires other immigrants.

    They attacked him for hiring Muslims. He may be a Muslim himself, I don't know.

    I started buying Chobani products (and wrote about this on another thread) when I read about the attacks. Since that time, I have purchased Chobani products multiple times a week.

    I sent Chobani an e-email telling them of my support, and they sent me back a handwritten thank-you note.

    You just can't please some of these right-wingers. They only like White folks.

    Chobani is a true success story. They make a great product and pay folks fair wages. That is more than Walmart does!
  12. by   Lil Nel
    Yeah, itsy-bitsy, your reading or comprehension skills are way off!

    It was me who wrote about Syrian refugees leaving a war-ravaged area, NOT BC.

    Well, we all know that nobody from Norway wants to come to the US. Folks immigrant to raise their living standards, not lower them. And moving here would definitely cause folks from Norway to lower their living standards!

    It would also lower their life expectancy.

    No thinking person would choose to do that.
  13. by   Lil Nel
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    A nice article and story.

    Do you really think Trump is afraid, or wants to put America first by ensuring that immigrants are an asset and not a burden on our country (like most other countries do).
    It is difficult to answer your question because I am not in Trump's head. So I don't know if he is merely playing to his base when he expressed negative things about Syrian refugees, or truly believed it.

    But it was clear to me that he understood nothing about the first waves of
    Syrian refugees. They were highly educated (like some of the folks in the article I posted) and many spoke English. It takes money to flee a war-torn country like Syria. Who has that money? Well, that would be doctors, lawyers and engineers.

    A friend of mine volunteers with refugees in Louisville. Most of his families are Iraqis who speak little English and may or may not have much education. He specifically told me that he helped few Syrians because they spoke English and were educated and didn't require much, if any help from the agency he volunteers with.

    It seems to me folks like that are an asset to any country.

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