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    Tips for foreign leaders meeting with Trump: Keep it short - give him a win

    So true, our POTUS has the attention span of a Mayfly and needs to be coddled.

    After four months of interactions between Mr. Trump and his counterparts, foreign officials and their Washington consultants say certain rules have emerged:

    1) Keep it short — no 30-minute monologue for a 30-second attention span
    2) Do not assume he knows the history of the country or its major points of contention
    3) Compliment him on his Electoral College victory
    4) Contrast him favorably with President
    Barack Obama
    5) Do not get hung up on whatever was said during the campaign
    6) Stay in regular touch
    7) Do not go in with a shopping list but bring some sort of deal he can call a victory


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/w...trip.html?_r=0
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    That's your typical Rethuglican voter today! They always have a bug up their ass about something!
    "When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag, and waving a cross"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo-4 View Post
    So true, our POTUS has the attention span of a Mayfly and needs to be coddled.

    After four months of interactions between Mr. Trump and his counterparts, foreign officials and their Washington consultants say certain rules have emerged:

    1) Keep it short — no 30-minute monologue for a 30-second attention span
    2) Do not assume he knows the history of the country or its major points of contention
    3) Compliment him on his Electoral College victory
    4) Contrast him favorably with President
    Barack Obama
    5) Do not get hung up on whatever was said during the campaign
    6) Stay in regular touch
    7) Do not go in with a shopping list but bring some sort of deal he can call a victory
    When the pathetic buffoons who write and who believe this nonsense reach their first billion in net worth please let us know won't you, dear?
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    Don't bow down like previous presidents.

    Tell them what they are going to do if they want what we have.

    Did Obama get that shirt dry-cleaned, or is it in his library?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post


    That's your typical Rethuglican voter today! They always have a bug up their ass about something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    When the pathetic buffoons who write and who believe this nonsense reach their first billion in net worth please let us know won't you, dear?
    Just an observation, but you seem to be incredibly impressed with the acquisition of money as the be all and end all of human endeavour.

    So, if you were to choose a person with whom to be stranded on a deserted island, would you choose Trump who would make you do all the work or someone who could actually help find food, build a house and wouldn't endlessly talk about himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Just an observation, but you seem to be incredibly impressed with the acquisition of money as the be all and end all of human endeavour.

    So, if you were to choose a person with whom to be stranded on a deserted island, would you choose Trump who would make you do all the work or someone who could actually help find food, build a house and wouldn't endlessly talk about himself.
    For those who are not complete idiots, wealth accumulation is a good measure of success.


    Your observation sucks.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.

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    If all people embraced personal responsibility we would have a much smaller responsibility for social welfare.

    I would just shut it down all together above a very minimal level of support. If you don't work when able, you have zero real need for high speed internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    For those who are not complete idiots, wealth accumulation is a good measure of success.


    Your observation sucks.
    No, it's not. Criminals also accumulate wealth - see the Mafia. Vast wealth is never accumulated without moral ambivalence.
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