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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:40 am

I wonder if we could sell cricket to Trump

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Boycs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:04 am

Is it weird that Hilary hasn't made a public appearance yet?

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Katto » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:48 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:Is it weird that Hilary hasn't made a public appearance yet?


They need to recharge her battery first.

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Going South » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:01 pm

Must have broke down. I would too if I were in those shoes. It's a shocking upset where all polls indicated that Clinton would win easy. Huh!
A slap on media's collective faces indeed !!!

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Verity » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:57 pm

Going South wrote:Must have broke down. I would too if I were in those shoes. It's a shocking upset where all polls indicated that Clinton would win easy. Huh!
A slap on media's collective faces indeed !!!


Pre election polls mean nothing now aday, everyone just lies.
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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Verity » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:18 am

Whens the wall getting built?
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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Katto » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:12 pm

Verity wrote:Whens the wall getting built?


he doesnt take office until the end of January, so cant do much until then

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Verity » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:06 pm

Katto wrote:
Verity wrote:Whens the wall getting built?


he doesnt take office until the end of January, so cant do much until then


Whats the chances of Mexico paying for it
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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Katto » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:18 am

Verity wrote:
Katto wrote:
he doesnt take office until the end of January, so cant do much until then


Whats the chances of Mexico paying for it


pretty high, it'll be factored in to an increase in visa fees

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Going South » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:05 am

Do you trust a good quality wall built by Mexico to stop Mexicans themselves ? What's the purpose of wall again? Don't you think they have no self respect?
It's like asking Pakistan to build a wall near India border to stop terrorists sneaking into India. Not exactly same but you get the idea.

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Katto » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:00 am

Going South wrote:Do you trust a good quality wall built by Mexico to stop Mexicans themselves ? What's the purpose of wall again? Don't you think they have no self respect?
It's like asking Pakistan to build a wall near India border to stop terrorists sneaking into India. Not exactly same but you get the idea.


it wont be built by Mexico, it'll be paid for by them

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Going South » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:30 am

Why should they pay?

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Katto » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:21 am

Going South wrote:Why should they pay?


why not? :cool:

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Boycs » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:31 am

I think the idea is that US will withold deals etc to force them into it, but I can't see it happen.

I wonder if Trump, with no experience of public office, is suddenly going to find that he doesn't have enough money/clout/support/etc for all these big ideas once he actually gets there and discovers how leading a country actually works.

A majority in the houses helps though

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Katto » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:34 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:I think the idea is that US will withold deals etc to force them into it, but I can't see it happen.

I wonder if Trump, with no experience of public office, is suddenly going to find that he doesn't have enough money/clout/support/etc for all these big ideas once he actually gets there and discovers how leading a country actually works.

A majority in the houses helps though


it will be paid for by visa fees
Trump outlined this on his website

the media never talk about it

also remember, the media lied to you about Trump. They were completely wrong about the election and the primaries...why do you still believe anything they say?

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Re: US Election Day thread

Postby Going South » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:54 pm

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Re: US Elections

Postby Verity » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:44 am

:lol: the dickheads backing down from every election promise that actually got him elected.
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Re: US Elections

Postby Katto » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:43 am

Verity wrote::lol: the dickheads backing down from every election promise that actually got him elected.


not true at all

the same media who said he'd never get elected (they lied) are still lying about him.

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Re: US Elections

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:54 am

I still think those that run the country with him are going to point out why he can do half the stuff he said he would. Which is true of loads of world leaders.

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Re: US Elections

Postby Katto » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:05 pm

BoyCaught30 wrote:I still think those that run the country with him are going to point out why he can do half the stuff he said he would. Which is true of loads of world leaders.


his contract is what I'd be holding him to.

debate rhetoric are not policies.

He's already killed two unpopular trade deals and he hasnt even taken office yet.

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Re: US Elections

Postby Boycs » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:06 pm

For someone in the U.K. Who doesn't fully get American attitude to healthcare, why is obamacare so unpopular? Is it the added tax costs?

Is American healthcare struggling like the NHS? Or is it's issue more than many can't afford it, rather that it doesn't have enough resources to reach people.

I'm assuming you don't have to pay or have insurance for immediate life saving care say fe an ambulance, but the moment you enter a hospital you start incurring costs?

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Postby Going South » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:07 pm

Too many freeloaders at the expense of honest hardworking tax payers is the main issue.

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Re: US Elections

Postby Katto » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:26 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:For someone in the U.K. Who doesn't fully get American attitude to healthcare, why is obamacare so unpopular? Is it the added tax costs?

Is American healthcare struggling like the NHS? Or is it's issue more than many can't afford it, rather that it doesn't have enough resources to reach people.

I'm assuming you don't have to pay or have insurance for immediate life saving care say fe an ambulance, but the moment you enter a hospital you start incurring costs?


I know from people I know or people I know know from the US, the costs for workers is astronomical and they cant even choose their own doctor.
Even if they pay outright, they cant choose their doctor.

I've heard costs in the order of $12k + per year and rising

if you dont take up the insurance the penalty is something like $700 a month.