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  1. Conspiratoor

     /  December 24, 2017

    The greatest political predictor in the history of the world has burst back into life, to invite anyone who once believed 15 or more of the following …to consider never saying anything about politics out loud again for the rest of your life

    Trump will never win the GOP nomination..
    Trump will never win the presidency.
    Stocks will drop if Trump is elected.
    President Trump will deport ten million illegal immigrants.
    Trump will be gone (impeached, jailed, or quit) by end of 2017.
    Trump’s immigration ban on several Muslim countries will be found unconstitutional.
    Trump colluded with Russia, and that’s a crime.
    Trump obstructed justice (a crime) by firing Comey.
    Trump’s skills as a “con man” might get him elected but it won’t transfer into doing the job of president.
    Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will cause huge problems.
    Trump’s tweeting will cause huge problems.
    GOP will never embrace Trump.
    Trump will get nothing important done.
    Trump will not work effectively with leaders of other countries.
    GOP senators will vote against GOP priorities because of President Trump’s mean tweets.
    Trump will not nominate qualified judges to the Supreme Court.
    Trump is incompetent.
    Presidential approval polls are a good predictor of how a president will perform.
    The military won’t follow Trump’s orders.
    GDP will never stay above 3%.

    http://blog.dilbert.com/2017/12/22/determine-talk-politics-public/#more-16717

    • That’s a fairly selective and loaded list. It wouldn’t be hard to find a list of things that Trump has underachieved on or not achieved what he has promised.

      Most of his presidency is still a work in progress, notably on North Korea despite his threats and bluster.

      – GOP will never embrace Trump.
      – Trump will get nothing important done.
      – Trump will not work effectively with leaders of other countries.
      – GOP senators will vote against GOP priorities because of President Trump’s mean tweets.
      – Trump is incompetent.

      It’s too soon to judge on all of these. The end results on them will be variable.

  2. sorethumb

     /  December 24, 2017

    Hundreds of Muslims Storm ‘Unlicensed Church’, Smashing Contents and Assaulting Christians
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/12/23/hundreds-muslims-storm-unlicensed-church-smashing-contents-assaulting-christians/

  3. Gezza

     /  December 24, 2017

    14 Palestinian protestors now shot dead by Israelis since Netanyahu & Trump deliberately provoked the protests.

    0 Israelis killed by Palestinians in this time.

    • High Flying Duck

       /  December 24, 2017

      It’s not something to keep score on Gezza. The Palestinians are still the ones being aggressive and the Israelis defending. The fact they can keep safe while doing so is not a black mark against them.

      • Gezza

         /  December 24, 2017

        It’s not something to keep score on Gezza.
        Yes it is. It always has been. It’s not something the Israelis want you to do, so they’ll be happy with you,

  4. sorethumb

     /  December 24, 2017

    Immigration Is Killing Ontario’s Small Towns
    Immigration is a working class issue, make no mistake about it. If you were waiting for the wealthy to intervene and to try and stop immigration, that isn’t going to happen — ever!
    http://www.eurocanadian.ca/2017/11/immigration-is-killing-ontario-small-towns.html