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  1. Not only was the information false but let's see what the former PM of Sweden has to say about that... Lol. I think that sums it up. That's from former Swedish PM Carl Bildt.
  2. The problem here is that he and his staff repeatedly spread it. And then they try to convince the public that the media is against them and not to believe the media lies. Hey only listen to us while we make things up on the fly. The sad thing is that many Trump supporters will believe anything he says, and this is creating a dangerous environment. This is the second fake terrorist incident in the past couple weeks, and then you can add the anti-Muslim attack in Canada which clearly did not support their case, which Sean Spicer referred to as if it did which would make it three in a month.
  3. He's a bright guy, but I'd worry about him environmentally too. Considering he was the CEO of Exxon for years, while they were covering up or engagement in disinformation on climate change, and the potential for conflict of interest there if sanctions get lifted on Russia would be high for those same reasons. But compared to most of his cabinet I agree, Mattis and Tillerson seem to be the most level headed and competent of the bunch.
  4. Pruitt sued the EPA 14 times. Got into deep water because he allowed people from the oil industries to write their own propaganda and then put his name on it as something official. And has for a couple of years fought against releasing what is likely compromising information about his interactions with them. That information has to be released by court order within the next 10 days, but congress decided to vote him in now before they can see that likely damning evidence. The fact that Republicans have voted in every single candidate so far despite many of them being off the rails crazy picks causes them to lose all credibility.
  5. I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
  6. I found Stephen Miller's interview to be the most disturbing thing so far. The full speech is even more disturbing He's basically saying that the president doesn't need to obey the judicial branch and then goes on to talk about the military might. This is a play straight out of the dictator's handbook. And shortly after he gave the speech Trump praised him for it.
  7. Yates refused to execute an unlawful order.
  8. Then add to that the fact that he said that 1.6 billion people were inflicted with the "vicious cancer of Islam", it's would be hard to imagine how this guy could get a top cabinet position... until you look at the rest of Trump's cabinet and then it becomes clear.
  9. Thailand will never progress so long as there is an "if..." to that statement.
  10. @bitcoinforever: Yeah and there was also slavery. But look how far you have to go back to find something like this. We had progressed as a society, and Trump is throwing us backwards in a time warp.
  11. @kowpot: You are grouping all muslims into something that a handful of extremists did. Most terrorist attacks by muslims are against other muslims. They are not the same thing. There have been over 40 bombings of abortion clinics, along with individual murders, death threats, anthrax threats, acid attacks, and kidnappings against abortion clinincs over the past 40 years. Do you judge all Christians by this? Once again it should be mentioned that there have been zero terrorist deaths from immigrants of any of the 7 banned countries in the same time span.
  12. Can we really call Donald Trump the leader of the "free world"? This is a guy who treats the media as "the opposition", vows to put America's interest first, and seeks to ban the worlds second largest religion.
  13. Completely different situation than in America. America already has a strict vetting process, and only has two neighbors. I'm not going to comment or insert my opinions into what is happening in Europe as its a very different situation that I know less about. But the American numbers are accurate, and they show how ridiculous this ban is.
  14. He is correct not a single death has resulted from a terrorist attack by a refugee from any of those 7 banned countries in more than 40 years in America. That is a fact. Since 9/11 there have only been an average of 9 deaths a year due to islamic terrorism, only 2 per year as a result of islamic terrorism caused by an immigrant. After 9/11 the U.S. began a process of strong vetting which has done a very good job there. These recent moves were completely unnecessary and are making the world a more dangerous place, not the other way around.
  15. The word deplorable comes to mind while reading these comments.