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Old 22-01-2017, 09:31 PM
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Well, now that he is in office we will all have to get used to it, but what will the first year bring for the American people and in fact the whole world. Will America prosper and grow, or will the decline continue?. Who knows,any time in the next year we could ses ourselves in another war, or we could see better relations with the Russians. We wait!!
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Old 22-01-2017, 11:56 PM
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I donno jembo....i think theres an impeachment or a snipers bullet in the near future...so im sorta thinking he might not make a year....
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Well, now that he is in office we will all have to get used to it, but what will the first year bring for the American people and in fact the whole world. Will America prosper and grow, or will the decline continue?. Who knows,any time in the next year we could ses ourselves in another war, or we could see better relations with the Russians. We wait!!
Is America in decline? Sure the old industries are in decline as many are in other developed nations but it seems to me that Trump has painted a very bleak future for the US so he can turn around in 6 months time and declare that he is well on his way to making American great again.

The US unemployment rate is now back to 2006 levels
https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

And the Donald was bragging on Twitter last week that he had done great deals on military spending yet that is a result of hard work at the Pentagon that took years.
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Is America in decline? Sure the old industries are in decline as many are in other developed nations but it seems to me that Trump has painted a very bleak future for the US so he can turn around in 6 months time and declare that he is well on his way to making American great again.

The US unemployment rate is now back to 2006 levels
https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

And the Donald was bragging on Twitter last week that he had done great deals on military spending yet that is a result of hard work at the Pentagon that took years.
"Making America great again": what does that even mean? When was America "great" and for who exactly was it great? Discuss..........
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"Making America great again": what does that even mean? When was America "great" and for who exactly was it great? Discuss..........
The baby boomer generation - the same generation that believe Britain was 'great' until they joined the EU.
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The baby boomer generation - the same generation that believe Britain was 'great' until they joined the EU.
That's everyone born between 1946 and 1964........
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That's everyone born between 1946 and 1964........
That would be Trump main demographic, white too. Its nostalgia for a period in time that many believe was better than the bleak picture of the present and future America that Trump has painted. But its also rose tinted with people glossing over the back street abortions, constant threat of a nuclear war, high levels of domestic violence etc.. Same happened in the UK with some of the Brexit promises of a return to England before the pesky EU, an england of the Shires was promised with the colonies in the Empire keen to buy British Goods. I guess they haven't seen Midsomer Murders



The BBC had a report from West Virginia last week, most of the locals were looking to return to the glory days of coal when they all had jobs but the guy running the Coal Musuem pointed out that back then the Coal Companies treated the workers as virtual slaves. Everything from hospitals to the graveyards, workers houses andshops were owned by the Coal Companies so the employees were working just to pay the coal company off.
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That would be Trump main demographic, white too. Its nostalgia for a period in time that many believe was better than the bleak picture of the present and future America that Trump has painted. But its also rose tinted with people glossing over the back street abortions, constant threat of a nuclear war, high levels of domestic violence etc.. Same happened in the UK with some of the Brexit promises of a return to England before the pesky EU, an england of the Shires was promised with the colonies in the Empire keen to buy British Goods. I guess they haven't seen Midsomer Murders



The BBC had a report from West Virginia last week, most of the locals were looking to return to the glory days of coal when they all had jobs but the guy running the Coal Musuem pointed out that back then the Coal Companies treated the workers as virtual slaves. Everything from hospitals to the graveyards, workers houses andshops were owned by the Coal Companies so the employees were working just to pay the coal company off.
Still, that cake looks jolly decent.......
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That would be Trump main demographic, white too. Its nostalgia for a period in time that many believe was better than the bleak picture of the present and future America that Trump has painted. But its also rose tinted with people glossing over the back street abortions, constant threat of a nuclear war, high levels of domestic violence etc.. Same happened in the UK with some of the Brexit promises of a return to England before the pesky EU, an england of the Shires was promised with the colonies in the Empire keen to buy British Goods. I guess they haven't seen Midsomer Murders



The BBC had a report from West Virginia last week, most of the locals were looking to return to the glory days of coal when they all had jobs but the guy running the Coal Musuem pointed out that back then the Coal Companies treated the workers as virtual slaves. Everything from hospitals to the graveyards, workers houses andshops were owned by the Coal Companies so the employees were working just to pay the coal company off.
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I'm just going to have to wait to find out how this will go but I think "make America great again' means bringing jobs back here. A lot of countries outsource in order to get around the tax laws. I'm not even sure why since corporations get pretty decent tax breaks. I don't believe this is just for white people. I don't believe that anyone is going to lose their rights. I think he's just going to try to force everyone to enforce existing laws. But again, time will tell.
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