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  1. That's not the reason. Most people don't believe a wall will do much of anything to prevent illegal crossings. The spineless GOP will vote with the political wind. And since Trump's approval ratings are in the tank, they don't feel a need to support anything he proposes...unless they themselves support it.
  2. Sigh. More simplistic comments to complicated issues. As I stated previously, I leave it to the experts to decide how best to conduct law enforcement. The Mayor of Los Angeles knows best how to govern his city, more than I and certainly more than you.
  3. This whole N. Korea thing is a Godsend for Trump. Because if everyone's asking about N. Korea, no one is asking about the Russian investigations. Or his tax returns. Or his conflicts of interest. Or his failed healthcare bill. Or his failed wall. Or....oh nevermind.
  4. If you're going to attack someone, you really should have a clue. Otherwise you come across as painfully ignorant and stupid. What I posted was a quote from the article. Further evidence from another article: [Never mind that the sanctuary city ruling came from a trial judge on the district court bench in San Francisco — not the 9th Circuit appellate court.] [Trump tweeted: “First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!” The sanctuary ruling will not even get to the 9th Circuit until Trump appeals the lower court’s decision.] [That the 9th Circuit received blame for a decision it didn’t make reflected its long-held status as a whipping boy for conservatives. Efforts to break it up stretch back decades.] http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-9th-circuit-20170427-htmlstory.html Understand now?
  5. It's not as simple and clear-cut as you make it out to be. And it's certainly not political. I'm not an expert on this stuff, but I was watching an interview with the mayor of LA the other day and he gave an insightful explanation. For example, solving crimes is not like on TV where forensic experts sit in a room and go over DNA evidence. It's more about cops getting involved in communities and gaining the trust of its citizens. That's how they solve crimes and keep the communities safe. Cops can't be trusted if they're doing the job of federal agents. That's the point...partially. I'm sure there are other reasons, but the people on the ground know best, not bureaucrats in DC.
  6. I'm guessing he got light sentences because he confessed/cooperated. That seems to be the MO in Thailand. But this shouldn't apply to repeat offenders. This guy should be spending the rest of his miserable life in prison.
  7. "Many policymakers are nervous about a repeat of 2013, when the government was shuttered for 17 days." I remember that from 2013. What I heard was that the federal workers who were "laid-off" basically got a free vacation and still got paid for the days they were told not to work. Our government does some insanely stupid sh*t sometimes.
  8. I fear that when Trump "gives the Pentagon more authority," it just means he's removing himself from all responsibility. So if something goes wrong with a military operation, he can just say "Hey, go talk to the Pentagon. I had nothing to do with this." But if something goes right, you can count on him to take all credit.
  9. And on top of his senseless attack on the courts, he can't even get it right. He's attacking the 9th Circuit Court again, but... "The latest ruling did not come from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to which Trump was referring. It came from the federal district court in San Francisco."
  10. Not sure about that. The below just happened in California...and probably not isolated. [An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home from a gathering in the upscale seaside city of Newport Beach, California, was charged with rape on Wednesday.] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-rape-idUSKBN17T041
  11. Firstly, even in the west, it would be hard to prove. Perhaps someone else more qualified got the job? Secondly, at least in the USA, you are not automatically protected from all manner of discrimination. You cannot be discriminated against based on your sex, race, religion, age, disability, etc. But this protection does not extend to tattoos, haircut, obesity, facial hair, bad breath, etc.
  12. I think there are some expats in Thailand who believe that if the locals are not kissing their big, flabby ass 24/7, then they're not very welcoming.
  13. And how would you know that exactly?
  14. Absolutely. From the day Trump was elected, Obama has been nothing but class and professionalism. Even though I think it pained him greatly, knowing that Trump was going to be really bad for the country.
  15. Ah yes, the 25th amendment. There is some support for that from some folks who would know.... [Donald Trump has a “dangerous mental illness” and is not fit to lead the US, a group of psychiatrists have warned during a conference at Yale University.] [Mental health experts claimed the President was “paranoid and delusional”, and said it was their “ethical responsibility” to warn the American public about the “dangers” Mr Trump’s psychological state poses to the country.] [Dr Gartner started an online petition earlier this year on calling for Mr Trump to be removed from office, which claims that he is “psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President”. The petition has so far garnered more than 41,000 signatures.] [“And we respectfully request he be removed from office, according to article 4 of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the president will be replaced if he is 'unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office'."] https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/donald-trump-has-dangerous-mental-illness-say-psychiatry-experts-at-yale-conference/ar-BBA6XaI