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Shard Jan 20th 2017 5:30 pm

God save America
 
What an embarrassing inauguration speech.

Partially discharged Jan 20th 2017 5:41 pm

Re: God save America
 
You expected some humility?

Just watching it all now and you can sense the loathing that Michelle Obama has for Donald Trump.

Shard Jan 20th 2017 5:51 pm

Re: God save America
 
I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't think it would be a hyped up campaign stump speech. It doesn't sound promising for the US or world harmony.

not2old Jan 20th 2017 5:58 pm

Re: God save America
 
since there is no proof 'God' exisits it really doesn't matter. The only thing that matters to Americans is 'America' & the rest can screw off

Now, 'if at all possible without the Canadian dependancy on America', lets see if Trudeau can save Canada & keep 'it' great

Of course we all know Trump will pull as many American interests from anywhere that he can back to the United States, and so he should, since "America comes first"

My prediction is that the Canadian economy is in for a rough ride & that the Canadian dollar could drop below $0.60 within the next 12 months

dave_j Jan 20th 2017 6:05 pm

Re: God save America
 
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth”

Apparently not...

Shard Jan 20th 2017 6:08 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12156907)
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth”

Apparently not...

Although, curiously, they don't know it...they were the ones to vote him in. Hope they get to keep their Obamacare.

MarkG Jan 20th 2017 6:15 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12156907)
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth”

Apparently not...

That's entirely true. The meek will inherit the Earth, while the rest of us move elsewhere.

MarkG Jan 20th 2017 6:17 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by not2old (Post 12156904)
Now, 'if at all possible without the Canadian dependancy on America', lets see if Trudeau can save Canada & keep 'it' great

If Trump actually does most of the things he's talked about, Trudeau and the other Huggy-Fluffy Western 'leaders' are toast. We'll need adult leaders to survive in a world where America isn't propping up everyone else.

Pushing a 'carbon tax' that trashes Canadian industry at the same time America is pulling back will probably go down in history as about as smart a move as the Romans sending half their legions into Germany and losing them.

not2old Jan 20th 2017 6:21 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12156907)
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth”

Apparently not...

in the last line of the American national anthem -'O'er the land of the free & the home of the brave'. Isn't that what Trump was saying in his speech?

So, 'it's America first', then the rest can screw off, and BTW, lets pull as many American interest & foreign funding back to America.

In the meanwhile, Canada sits waiting to find out what America takes away from us.

not2old Jan 20th 2017 6:32 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by MarkG (Post 12156927)
If Trump actually does most of the things he's talked about, Trudeau and the other Huggy-Fluffy Western 'leaders' are toast. We'll need adult leaders to survive in a world where America isn't propping up everyone else.

With the US & UK unemployment rate each below 5%, there is Canada with just on 7% unemployment rate.

Then there is the national debt of all countries, yet just maybe America can rise above it all.... who knows;)

Do folks really think there is any hope left for Canadian economy?

In the forseeable future, Canada is not a place folks should be emigrating to :eek:

Tirytory Jan 20th 2017 6:34 pm

Re: God save America
 
How did he manage to convince the people that he was one of them?

Shard Jan 20th 2017 6:36 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by not2old (Post 12156944)
In the forseeable future, Canada is not a place folks should be emigrating to :eek:

Automotive workers might want to reconsider.

not2old Jan 20th 2017 6:38 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by Tirytory (Post 12156948)
How did he manage to convince the people that he was one of them?

Well what are the options available to the voters, who else is there? So why not let us make a change for now, then swing it back the other way next time round. Canada being one example.

How does any politician or other world leader 'buffalo' the electorate to vote for them when 'almost everyone' knows politicians are only ever self serving?

Shard Jan 20th 2017 6:40 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by Tirytory (Post 12156948)
How did he manage to convince the people that he was one of them?

By not being a career politician. Unfortunately, people took him at face value, not realising that he has no clue about the real world. All he knows how to do is build hideous towers and screw his business partners; for some, that's the mark of leadership.

not2old Jan 20th 2017 6:43 pm

Re: God save America
 

Originally Posted by Shard (Post 12156952)
Automotive workers might want to reconsider.

Pulling the automotive industry back to the US would be a good start, then all the unemployment it would create in the spin-off jobs.

Can't remember the ratio of when for every 100 people made redundant that it starves off another 3x or 5x other jobs :ohmy: Imagine the loss of 100,000 jobs pulled from Canada back to the US, makes a rough time for all :eek:


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