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Post  Atlas on Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:38 pm

Not really. Perhaps if they concentrated on searching out 'real' news instead of the local political comedy show the people wouldn't be switching off in droves as they are. Opium for the masses until the dosage gets too large then everybody falls asleep. The 'real' news, the 'real' people, the stuff that 'really' counts and if better exposed and better journalised would provide for a better service and be much more appreciated - always and provided they tell it truthfully - and therein lies the main rub.
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Post  cyfrifia on Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:37 pm

There's no business like infotainment. jocolor 

The people Mr. Trump is talking to probably know what he is onnabout. America is a foreign country.

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Post  Atlas on Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:22 pm

Today's media are themselves part of the problem. They have become mired in their own propaganda and ways of doing things. There's news and there's media interpreted news. Not the same thing at all. Bias becomes endemic and not seen as such when so entrenched. 'They are not like us so let's bash them and ridicule them at every turn, taking molehills and turning them into news mountains and where we can't find the bogey-man allude to the 'fact' that there must be one somewhere.'
I don't read newspapers. Haven't done for decades. Rarely watch BBC news if looking for truth and good information. Parochial, pompous and slanted too much towards the establishment. And so Donald can say what he wants for me - like a breath of fresh air - even if most of it is piffle.
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Re: Trumpety-Trump?

Post  cyfrifia on Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:10 pm

Depends how you define piffle. On the face of things, President Trump is looking well informed, measured and decisive with his recent concern about developments in Sweden, plus his rapid, limited and targeted response to the chemical attack in Syria. How he will get on with China about North Korea etc. is the next dangerous puzzle.

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Post  Atlas on Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:07 pm

The hawks have replaced the saints. Wars are not caused by dictators they are caused by indecision, prevarication, indolence and over-blown liberalism. The bully only proliferates when his actions are not immediately eradicated. Peace is a fragile entity and not man's natural environment. Peace has to be fought for. Failure to do so makes wars inevitable. Ergo - the sharp slap at the right time produces the desired results as man hasn't the capacity to override his natural instincts without help from others. The signs of altercation are always there to be seen. All that is required is for the reactions to them to be positive and determined. It's not rocket science. Strong leaders are essential to 'keep' the peace when fronted by strong leaders who wish to break it.

I have no problem with the measured response by Trump's administration - shame America hadn't the same attitude 4 years ago when it happened before. You appease at you peril. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  cyfrifia on Sun May 21, 2017 8:38 pm

President Trump, visiting Saudi Arabia, has been advised to be careful what he says. The BBC gives us a definition of

"Islamist" - A dystopian ideology which is destructive for everyone.
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"Islamic" - An adjective for Muslims.

Just have to hope President Trump doesn't get hiccups.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39989548

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Post  Atlas on Mon May 22, 2017 3:41 pm

What is said on the campaign trail - stays on the campaign trail -. What happens thereafter is quite another story. That's politics. Business. Money. Profits. Economics. You want to live well -? Earn it before you try to spend it. There's no such thing as a free life. Rolling Eyes
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Post  cyfrifia on Wed May 24, 2017 1:29 pm

President Trump seems to have done quite well on his visit to Saudi Arabia, with a coherent speech urging nations of the middle east to drive out Islamist terrorists if the region is to prosper.

Using his catchy Trump-phrase - "Drive. Them. Out."

Recently, it's mostly general populations driven out of middle eastern countries. If the number of terrorists driven out from there increases a lot, Europe and the UK will have to look out.

Looks like Trump has made a financial deal with the Saudis, including a big 'defence contract'. The UK usually sells arms to Saudi, so what happens there? We expected President Trump to be isolationist, but he seems rather influential on international events.

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Post  Atlas on Wed May 24, 2017 2:56 pm

He's a deal maker and a ball breaker - always has been - always will be. That's how he got the votes - by promising to make everything 'Great' again which means finding the jobs for the rust-belts and deprived areas of the USA. He will do whatever it takes to 'make the deals'. He will sell snow to the Alaska's and sand to the Arabs if he has to. Consequences for the rest of humanity - not on the horizon - doesn't equate. He will say whatever is necessary and do whatever is necessary. For as long as he can get away with it. It will take his 4 years to start the ball rolling which if successful will give him a further 4 years. It's those next 4 we should all be wary about. Wink Wink Wink Wink
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Re: Trumpety-Trump?

Post  cyfrifia on Wed May 24, 2017 8:35 pm

Detailed information about the Manchester bombing was released in the USA before in the UK. Something a bit puzzling there. scratch

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Post  Atlas on Thu May 25, 2017 3:37 pm

Not at all. It's to embarrass Trump and his administration. It's being done on purpose - mainly by democrats who think his Presidency an abomination. Given time they will either come to accept what is or resign and move on. It's the same as Remainers here. They will also accept and move on as time goes by - especially when they realise that 'democracy has to be seen not just spoken about. The argument that the 'people' are fools or where mislead is an irrelevance once the dye is cast. You can't put the clock back without causing more disunity and disharmony than before.

British Intelligence have now got the measure of what the score is across the water (some might say they should have known beforehand) and will take the appropriate steps - which it has to be said will weaken their hand in the present hunt for the scoundrels. This is not something new. I have come across it before in my researching for some of my books. Swings and roundabouts one might say - but - hey - that's life. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Re: Trumpety-Trump?

Post  cyfrifia on Thu May 25, 2017 5:55 pm

That explanation makes sense, probably so.

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Re: Trumpety-Trump?

Post  johnb on Fri May 26, 2017 12:26 pm

Regarding BREXIT, a phrase about PIGS and POKES springs to mind...
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Re: Trumpety-Trump?

Post  cyfrifia on Fri May 26, 2017 1:47 pm

Yes, john. And when you see these images of pigs being poked in your mind, how does it make you feel? Angry or sad? Try to relax, settle back on the couch again and say the first thing that comes into your head, however irrelevant it may seem.

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Post  Atlas on Fri May 26, 2017 3:19 pm

I have a rather different view. The pigs in the poke for me are 28 countries all pretending that they can tolerate each other whilst at the same time having to agree in unison with whatever comes out of the mouths of the most influential/powerful elitist mandarins of the moment. It's a joke - and a dangerous one at that. One couldn't get 28 people of the same family to agree with each other for most of the time let alone 'tribes/countries/races'. As for the old cherry - it has stopped any further European wars that has the same ring as 'Brown's' no more boom and bust. There was no need to go beyond the Common Market if one wanted to use the excuse that is has stopped wars. SO WHY DO IT?

We will survive quite nicely thank you by looking after ourselves and our own interests by remembering that charity begins at home and small government is tolerable. Rolling Eyes
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