President Trump Signs Executive Order Pulling US Out of TPP

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TPP1With the stroke of a pen, newly inaugurated United States president, Donald J. Trump, today made good on one of his least controversial campaign promises; withdrawing his country from the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement via an executive order. The Agreement, which was signed by the US and eleven other Pacific-rim participants in […]

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    For Chadsterthetrumppimp….know thyself.

    Discovery News reports~

    “An African-American man in South Carolina has lineage tracing back 338,000 years, according to new Study. The Unidentified Man’s Y chromosomes- a hereditary factor determining Male Gender- has a History so Old that it Predates the age of the Oldest known h••osapians fossils, according to the report published in American Journal of Human Genetics. “The ‘Only’ blood type dating back this far is ‘O’ Blood Type. As ‘A’ didn’t develope until 20,000 years ago, ‘B’ Blood developed approximately 13,000 years ago and ‘AB’ Blood developed approximately 2,000 years ago.

    Amaruca is the Birth Place of the Human Being.

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    #OriginalAmarucan
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  • In all fairness to Trump the Racist and Pussy Grabber we cannot so much dislike the man that we say that his building of a wall to keep illegals out is bad.

    Seriously.

    Look how the Bajan Immigration treating the non Bajans read jamaicans and Grenadians.

    Not the Guyanese cause somebody tell Humpty Dumpty dat the DPP is a Guyanese dat does let goe murderers and effing he or he colleagues stupid enough to feel dem up like dem feel up Myrie an exposure of the informal Citizen by Investment programme that the Immigration department has been running for 20 someting years will bring all dem apartment building to a halt.

    Bajans, with all this talk bout trunk and how he is “keeping out the poor and the vulnerable” is bear pup.

    We are no different to Trunk and while we cant stop the fellers from coming to barbados on the catamarangs that are docking in Carlisle harbour and putting several thousands of $$ in the pockets of de white entrepreneurial class, our xenophobia does inspire us to feel up de women pokies and strip dem naked and mek dem cough.

    And yes, while de white man has killed the native american and encouraged the wars that abound in the inner cities, protecting one’s borders is a sovereign right.

    Of course no one has said how he is going to seal up all the tunnels…

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  • Piece,
    Gin build 2 sets of razor wire and whoever in dey is for Target practice!

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  • Wunna remember who the Mexicans/ Centro Ams tekking jobs from. BTW who have they displaced as number 2 population group to Whitey??????????

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  • as soon as the word ebola was said obama cut infected areas of africa off keep the problem over there. What is the difference with isis terrorists or mexican illegal felons . get a grip

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  • David January 25, 2017 at 7:51 PM #

    ‘Sense’ has nothing to do with it. The ideology of the two are so different, compounded by an obvious ‘my way or the highway’ approach of Chump and Co, that friction is inevitable.

    Sad really, Pence and Paul Ryan sitting in the back of the pickup truck yelling along with the nonsense.

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  • @Crusoe

    You know that your argument challenges the view that there is a powerful group in the shadows that control and the president is the figurehead (puppet).

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lawson…as soon as SARS was uttered….Canada was sealed off, a flea could not get in…lol

    Remember SARS…ya could not get me to leave NYC no matter how many terrorists were roaming or how many rolling blackouts occurred, to go into Canada for nutting.

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  • Chad9999

    You’re mistaking because Sir Athur Lewis after graduating the London School of Economics, was offered a professorship at Stanford University where he taught for many years, and after that Lewis was instrumental in offered his knowledge to help the new formed Ghana on the requested of the Ghanaian government.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    http://ow.ly/lrzo308mUea

    We ain’t paying for no stinking wall, let the stupid American taxpayers pay for it…lol

    @Chadsterthefraudster……

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  • Dompey

    Not sure what you’re saying I’m wrong about.

    Incidentally, outside the West Indies Arthur Lewis held two professorships — one at Manchester in the UK, the other at Princeton in the US.

    He never taught at Stanford

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  • “I’m going to build a great, great wall”

    “Who’s going to pay for the wall?”

    MEXICO.

    Note, WW&C, the Mexican President did not show up at the Latin American and Caribbean Summit yesterday because he was afraid of being drawn into comments that would offend The Donald ahead of the NAFTA Summit next week. Mexico is trembling with fear. Most of their exports go the US.

    Meanwhile Feminist Theresa May is rushing to Washington to pay tribute to the Big Man.

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  • Yes WW i remember sars I was on the front lines, I see no difference from protecting your country from disease whether biological,economical, or terrorism. What amazes me is every other house in barbados has a wall around it some with broken glass or wire at the top So trump just thinks on a big scale. There is a silver lining once all the illegal aliens are removed there will be space for people coming in the right way barbadians if they are interested should be applying ,the entry process will be sped up. Dritain is trying to forge a stronger alliance this week and cut out EU , barbados better det in there,

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  • @David,

    How so? The big man would just be channeling the views and interests of the power group. He may have been chosen because he can be controlled. The others are holding on to the coat tails for the ride.

    Point being, such a power group very likely would have interests quite different from the mainstream Republicans.

    Hence the front man Chump.

    That has been my view all along, check my previous posts prior to election.

    The Chump backers desired a drastic shift in policy, needed to change the status quo in domestic and in foreign policy.

    The mainstream Reps would not cut it.

    Right now, their support is one if necessity rather than desire.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lawson….one problem….that house dont belong to Trump, it blongs to Native Americans, they are all pretenders, there is not much for the US to offer anymore, who wants to deal with a bunch of lazy arrogant racists every day, trust me, it is not shaping up how they or you thought.

    People would be much better off staying in their own countries or islands and pressure their own governments to make their own countries great instead of going to build up and make US, UK Canada or anywhere else greater amd wealthier than their own country and themselves..

    That boat sailed decades ago Lawson.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Chadsterthetrumppimp…..Mexico is not paying for that wall, before or after it’s built, your tax dollars and that of US citizens and immogrants will pay fot that wall, you supported it and you will work and pay for it.

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  • @Chad

    “I’m going to build a great, great wall”
    “Who’s going to pay for the wall?”
    MEXICO.
    ++++++++++
    Since the American taxpayers are paying for the Wall one could presume he means New MEXICO

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  • @Bernard,

    Unfortunately I do not have the faith in humans (I refuse to grant the term human’kind’ credit).

    Where I disagree with you is that this is a mere cycle. I think that this and Brexit are both by design, with the aim of changing the status quo.

    Affairs may have become too socialist and regulated by large groups, in the minds of a few.

    Hence the driven change. I do not see it as easily reversible. I see it as the beginning of a new paradigm.

    No doubt that this and Brexit is going to take the stuffing out of the EU, unless tge remaining large countries in that body trim the chaff (non performing nations), consolidate and tighten up their own immigration rules.

    I think such will happen, sooner than later.

    A new paradigm.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lawson….ya better watch Trump dont do an end run and have your Canadian tax dollars help pay for his wall….if Justin is not vigilant….lol, haha.

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  • WW,
    Lil Justin asks that U define that big word—vigilant. Thanks and lol!

    People here are now waking up and beating him silly! Even mature ladies that voted for him because of looks are fed up!

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  • Chad, Lawson,MB et al.
    The Native American, the original inhabitants of the country known as the U.S.A., learned, to their detriment, that the words of the white uninvited (illegal), “immigrants,could not be trusted. They learned that the white man “spoke with a forked tongue”, and signed treaties, with false promises, that he never intended to honour, and that he repudiated to suit his purposes, regardless to what HAD BEEN AGREED. THEY LEARNED THAT HE WAS DUPLICITOUS, that he trampled upon the rights of anyone who stood in his way, and as Trump ( and Reagan, And so many other presidents, whose policy was to “put America First). Others do not matter. for a short time the world thought that they had been “converted; that they had come to a Christian understanding”. They elected a Black man who brought CLASS and dignity, to the job and showed what we could do.
    It is no surprise therefore that Trump won the election; he is just reverting to the base principles of the White America. For better; highly unlikely, or worse, highly probable, they, and the world, have him for the next four years We shall see what we shall see.
    If the Mexicans cross the border, they are only returning to their homeland which the White Americans Annexed, and fought over, when the inhabitants (mexicans) objected to their desires for expansion. Why do I always revert to “lecturing”, I am sure you know the history as written by the same white man. Trump will get his comeuppance. As Well Well is won’t to say: Karma.
    Chad, you wrote: “…Perhaps you noticed the American South, where the black slaves made their biggest contributions, is the poorest part of America.”
    Think Jim Crow, prejudice, discrimination, etc. think lack of opportunity and societal disadvantages.
    Also remember that some of the poorest whites also come from those areas; North and South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, etc.Go and see the movie Hidden Figures. Actually everyone on BU should go and see it. It is a boss, and one that should open the eyes of young people.
    Sir Arthur Lewis also won the Nobel Prize for Economics. Brains will develop wherever you are. America depended on Black women to “verify the conclusions of the IBM computers, for the trajectories etc of the rockets. Werner Von Braun, one of Hitler’s leading rocket scientists waS RECRUITED TO DEVELOP ROCKETS FOR THE U.S. NABY OF THE NOBEL PRIZES FOR SCIENTISTS WORKING AT U.S. UNIvERSITIES, are not native born and educated americans. St. Lucia have every right for claiming Sir Arthur Lewis. Until the University of the West Indies was established as a separate entity, it was one of the colleges of the University of London. Until it was established, there were no universities or opportunity for higher study available any part of the West Indies. But we, including Barbados, has produced Nobel Laureates.

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  • Alvin,
    All over the Globe there are people who have been displaced by foreign hoards, historically. That is a lesson to everyone, it says that Nations have to be prepared to defend themselves and Border Security is essential. This is not some Whitey only factor. Have you asked XI why he is building a base on the Spratly Islands that is centred between The Phillipines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. China is not even close . The Phillipines are 150 miles away and southern China 600 miles. Focus pun dat.

    It is sad about Mexico etc but besides the practical lesson it is not going to have some guilt complex whereby the US turns over half their lands to offended parties.

    This is not about Trump. The populations of the West are fed up with weak leaders who are ruining their Nations. Be warned that France could go to Le Pen who is far right. Italy will soon Italexit, Netherlands going, others looking closely at the doorway. Massive change is coming especially to ISIS, who will and must be crushed like all vermin that require eradication.

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  • Alvin Cummins says

    “If the Mexicans cross the border (with the United States), they are returning to their homeland.”

    Has Alvin been to Mexico?

    Mexico has a population of over 120 million people. About 30% of this population is American Indian. Some of these are people who might plausibly claim ancestral rights in territory belonging to the United States. But not many, because a lot of these Indians have always lived in southern Mexico, not close to the States.

    Mexico is dominated politically and economically by “whites” descended from Europeans. These whites are 10% of the total Mexican population. Do these white Mexicans have a right to immigrate illegally to American Indian “homelands” in the United States?

    The majority of Mexicans (about 60%) are mixed white/Indian stock (mestizos), most of whom have adopted European cultural habits. Why are Europeanized Spanish-speaking Mexican mestizos entitled to “resettle” American Indian ancestral homelands in the United States?. After all, they are contaminated by white blood, and it is their white ancestors who murdered the original American Indians, stole their land and destroyed their culture.

    Have you heard the expression, “Thief from thief make God laugh”??

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  • The madman Trump says that the 25billion dollars of remittance that Mexicans send home would be used to pay for the wall.
    Mexican president response to Trump F u not paying for any wall and not coming to schedule plan meeting to discuss any thing
    In least than five days Trump has created an enemy for america.

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  • AC

    Trump is building the wall and Mexico will pay for it.
    80% of Mexico’s exports go to the US. Mexico cannot afford to be an enemy of the US. They will fall in line for now.

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  • Hell no they will not. China would gladly accept a trade deal from Mexico
    Furthermore Trump bombas actions will create friction with many of americas friends.
    If he continues in that direction Trump woyld be impeached and his executive orders would mean nothing.
    Most world opinions views have already stated that much no one wants to work with a madman

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  • Chad, Check your facts. re ethnicity of Mexicans. Stop being bigoted like MB.
    MB. “…The populations of the West are fed up with weak leaders who are ruining their Nations.

    Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, were all STRONG leaders. Do you want to revert to them? I am not of the opinion that Trump is a strong leader. I would say,instead, that Trump is a weak leader. He is one dimensional in his thinking and has followed the lead of the bigots, the segregationists, the raCISTS, and all those who got on the band wagon of these people. Many of them are now finding out that their leaDER DOES NOT GENERate his ideas used on thought and an understanding of the world. He is a throwback to the times when the U.S. brandished a big stick and bullied people. them days done. He now has to learn that. See the President of Mexico is pushing back? Trump will learn.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ chad99999January 26, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    Well said, Chaddie ma boy!

    You do know your post-Columbus history of the Americas. Huitzilopochtli should let his face shine upon you and protect you from Hernán Cortés that marauding butcher from España.

    But you ought to know it was not the horse or musket that decimated the numerically superior and more militarily equipped indigenous peoples but the devastating diseases introduced by the white ‘Christians’including the plague and syphilis.

    A lesson well taught, even if not understood by that sycophantic jackass and political humbug called Alvin. Now to whom do California and Texas rally belong? Gringo or Sancho? Only Zorro knows for sure.

    While you are south of the ‘European’ dominated border just remember the enslavement of the Africans was not meant to enrich the South but to provide profits to invest in the young industrializing North.

    Same thing prevailed in the Caribbean. What do you think financially fuelled the industrial revolution in Britain?

    Jamaica and Barbados were key financing cogs in Britain’s industrial wheel with the compensation paid out to the slave owners acting as fertile seed capital right across the green and pleasant land of ‘dark’ satanic mills.

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  • Alvin,
    Bigot? If I did not consider the opinions of others I would not know where they are wrong.
    U have a tendency to follow so called Liberals regardless of how useless they are eg DLP proven failures.
    I never wrote about strong leaders just that Western leaders have been far too weak. When have U ever written about your favourite Leftist being wrong? Are U that Bigoted?

    The Western World has been weak on Syrian migration, US Border Security, playing girlie games with ISIS, migration across the Med, social assistance programs that encourage people to become LazyAsses instead of insisting on developing more productive humans, China’s actions in the Asean region and much more. Too far East is West the time has come to change the BS. Not my opinion, it is happening right before our eyes.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    MonryB..you just leave my boyfriend Justin alone, he should hand yall back to Harper and see how ya like that…lol

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  • One quality Trump has already demonstrated is that the platform message that got him elected is NOT rhetoric.

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  • Mexico will pay for the wall, wait and see, they havent felt any pain yet it will come

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  • millertheanunnaki

    If you were studying economic history at a UK or US university, you probably could not get away with the claim that the profits of Caribbean slavery were the main source of finance for the UK Industrial Revolution.

    That idea is completely rejected by leading economic historians.

    If you want to check the prevailing wisdom for free on the Internet, you might start with C.K. Harley, “Slavery, the British Atlantic Economy and the Industrial Revolution.”

    Harley is a professor at Oxford University.

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  • The White House has announced that a Border Tax will be part of a forthcoming tax reform package.

    The Border Tax will be charged on all imports (including Mexican imports) and will raise enough one from Mexico alone to pay for the Great Wall.

    Go Trump!

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  • The consensus in economic history is that profits of slavery provided surplus that kick started the industrial revolution.
    Read the late us Maddison, the great economic historian, and Thomas Piketty, Capital in the 21 Century.
    Some us are trying to re-invent the wheel by going Google and mis-interpreting the basic information.
    The good thing about class room education is the cross fertilisation of idea, reading alternative views and, most of all, having the nuances explained to us. Then writing an essay to show one’s understanding.
    It is easy to tell the intellectual frauds in this forum.

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  • There will be nothing great about any wall.

    If the tax is charged on imports, the American importers will pass the cost of the tax on to American consumers, so the same idiotic people (deplorables as Hillary Clinton called them lolll!!!) who voted for Trump will bear the cost of the wall.

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  • If you vote like an ass, then expect to get ridden like a donkey.

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  • Angus Maddison

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  • So chad why did the Mexican President cancel next week’s visit with Trump?

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  • Simple simon, glad to see Fumble riding you. Appropriate like your first name.

    After years of leftist socialist misinformation along comes a reset button. When was the last time anyone can remember that an elected politician started work with so much vigor. You may hate his policies and politics, but I have a feeling this is going to be great for the US.

    Quit whining, give the man a chance and come back in 6 months. This is a new ball game, and if the rules seem rough, go sell konkies or nuts in the bus stand.

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  • Anonymouse -TheGazer

    @Hal
    A few days ago the phrase “reading alternative views” would have gotten through my sieve. But ‘alternative’ is now a tainted word. I hope you are not trying to slip alternative facts past us.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/92865/mexico-president-cancels-trump-summit-wall-taunt-deepens-spat

    We aint paying for no stinking wall, let Trump supporters pay fpr it, the idiots….lol

    http://ow.ly/FrBl308ogzo

    Looks like the cost of the wall keeps going up. First of all, that part of the US, belongs to Mexico anyway, thieves and descendants of thieves….dummies.

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  • Hal Austin is wrong and

    Is a total bull shitter without respectable academic credentials.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Mexico can trade with other nations, let Trump and his idiot supports pay for and sit on their wall.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    And honestly I want to see Trump fight everyday with the Mexican president for 4 straight years, over a wall….lol, haha.

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  • Do you not think 2 million Venezuelans would not be happy to enter legally and take those jobs , that Mexicans think will cripple the food industry, remember Reagan and the air traffic controllers. Maybe as someone said prices may go up in the states but what is getting your country back worth. You should be more worried if lots of jobs are created and america does well your currency will go up against the pound or loonie and the only people able to afford to go to barbados are already eyeballing cuba.

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  • Crusoe

    Good analysis but what about the 2 elephants in the room China and India?

    Are the USA and Russia strong enough to take on the world economicaly?

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  • @lawson January 26, 2017 at 7:23 AM “What amazes me is every other house in barbados has a wall around it some with broken glass or wire at the top.”

    You know that this is a big, big lie right?

    Most houses in Barbados have no walls. Some have “galvanized” palings and some have wire fences both of which designed to keep children and pets IN.

    Cheeze on bread man!!! You don’t have to tell lies for Trump.

    Trump is quite capable of telling his own lies.

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  • Hal Austin

    kick-starting the Industrial Revolution is not the same as providing most of the financing for the Industrial Revolution.

    I have not read the section of Thomas Picketty’s “Capital” that you claim supports the kick-start hypothesis, and I don’t know if you are lying, but many factors kick-started the UK Industrial Revolution.

    Read what I have written. Then read Picketty and Madison and give the page references that contradict WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN..

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  • Children, pets and domestic stock, fowls, sheep, goats, pigs etc.

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  • Chuckle…..some on here as well

    The Guardian shared a link.
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    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/25/trump-lies-dangers-russia-weather-president?CMP=share_btn_fb

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Lawson….Venezuelans will not go to the US in droves, they would prefer wait for their country to stabilize.

    Argentina had 1 or 2 massive crashes and their people stayed and rebuilt, Greece is still struggling and their people are finding alternative ways to survive, none of these populations ran off to North America, why should Venezuelans or Caribbean people, stay home make your country great and Trump look like the ass he is…..yall like too much slave labor, too lazy, do ya own damn work…lol

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  • Trump is delusional Correct ! set out a policy to build a wall which will cost the Americans alost l twelve billion dollars , ask any american if they would be willing to foot the bill the answer will be NO. Mexico would not cow tongued to Trump nonsense in order for Trump to fulfill a campaign promise
    As to the taxes on tariffs and imports another addle egg which would cost the american consumer a bite in the pocket

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    6 more months and invoke the 25th Amendment

    http://ow.ly/xM8Q308orrn

    Dont like Pence but Geez

    http://ow.ly/RWtE308orBd

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  • On Mexico auto jobs, Trump misses the point. Most workers make parts, not cars.

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/26/news/companies/trump-mexican-auto-jobs/index.html

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  • “Those voters did not see what millions of others felt instinctively and that explains the shocked reaction and immediate resistance to his election: Trump’s INCESSANT BRAGGING, his LACK of EMPATHY or REMORSE, his PATHOLOGICAL LYING and even his BIZARRE APPEARANCE have been SIGNS of an UNSTABLE PERSONALITY. It was obvious to many of us that something was not right.”

    @ WW&C

    A very interesting article you posted.

    I was one of the “Many individuals among the public (who) undoubtedly assumed that Trump’s persona at the rallies was somewhat of a salesman’s act, that he was playing the role of demagogue to rile up the crowd.”

    After listening to him during the presidential campaign, I did not “assume that behind closed doors he was a smart and able businessman, making tough decisions on the fly, handling many issues at once.” Trump came over to me as behaving and talking like an idiot, even against the background of those who tried pushing the argument that he is a successful business man.

    A similar argument could be advanced for Leroy “Green Verbs” Parris. We all know Parris is a millionaire, but after listening to him speak, we often form a different opinion of him.

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  • @chad99999 January 25, 2017 at 1:35 PM “Name the immigrants who have made America great.”

    Donald Trump’s mommy? She who migrated from Scotland when she was an adult.

    She made the Great Donald did she not?

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  • Simple Simon January 26, 2017 at 7:05 PM #

    “@chad99999 January 25, 2017 at 1:35 PM “Name the immigrants who have made America great.”

    “Donald Trump’s mommy? She who migrated from Scotland when she was an adult. She made the Great Donald did she not?”

    @ Simple Simon

    EXCELLENT RESPONSE!!!!!!!!!

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  • No Scottish immigrant woman. No Donald Trump.

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  • No Donald Trump for chad99999 to worship.

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  • “@chad99999 January 25, 2017 at 1:35 PM “Name the immigrants who have made America great.”

    chad99999?????

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  • Almost forgot to mention Albert Einstein.

    Maybe he should have stayed in Germany and let chad x 5 and The Donald run things.

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    Simple Simon January 26, 2017 at 7:11 PM #
    No Donald Trump for chad99999 to worship.

    Hahahalol

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  • By the way Chad, I have indeed been to Mexico. Do you hear yourself? You write (say): “…people who might plausibly claim ancestral rights in territory belonging to the United States…”.
    The United States have no ancestral lands. It belongs (ed) to the Cherokee, the Sioux,the Seminoles, the Mohicans, and many many other tribes.Who lived there hundreds of years before the white man landed.
    He talks about Border security; obviously thinking only of the Mexicans, but all the other borders where Europeans get into the U.S. including Canada, are so located that he cannot build any wall. They tried to invade Canada at one time, and lost. One thing I discovered when I visited Cuba, some years ago. I travelled by COPA airlines, from Trinidad via Panama. When the plane landed in Panama, many many Cubans boarded. I discovered that they had been shopping in Panama, and later found out that the purchases they had made; based on the amount of luggage they had, the consumer goods normally found in Florida, they were able to obtain the goods they were being unable to buy in Florida,; because of the U.S. embargo on trade, were easily obtained in Panama.
    Trump will discover that there is a world out there that can fulfil the needs of people who don’t want to trade with the u.S., and anything the u.S. can supply can also be supplied by others. Chad, the MEXICANS DON’T HAVE TO DEPEND ON THE U.S. FOR ANYTHING. N.A.F.T.A. WAS BORN OUT OF THE DESIRE BY AMERICAN INVESTORS TO MAKE USE OF “CHEAP” LABOUR. they expected, and have used this arrangement to increase their profits. Trump will find out what I SAID before. No one is afraid of the u.S. any longer, and what the rednecks want and expect; to make America great again, is just a myth spread by a con man. Lem days got fuhevah.

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  • Sorry simon i was going through navy gardens

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  • Navy Gardens does nor represent Barbados, just as Trump Tower does not represent the United States, and the United States does not represent the world.

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  • your making me laugh good fences make good neighbors

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  • @Konkieman January 26, 2017 at 4:46 PM “When was the last time anyone can remember that an elected politician started work with so much vigor?

    A Simple Response: Why do you think that signing 3 or 4 pieces of paper constitutes a vigorous day’s work?

    Stupssseee!!!!

    @Konkieman January 26, 2017 at 4:46 PM “Quit whining if the rules seem rough, go sell konkies or nuts in the bus stand.”

    A Simple Response: The Simple never whines. Furthermore the Simple is of independent means and does not need to work.

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  • @lawson January 26, 2017 at 7:23 AM “What amazes me is every other house in barbados has a wall around it some with broken glass or wire at the top… good fences make good neighbors”

    Explain to this simpleton what is so good about a fence with wire or broken glass? And why such fences are good? and how such fences improve neighbourliness?

    Maybe the people in Navy Gardens, like the people who voted for Trump are just scared…perhaps of their own shadows.

    I’ve lived in Barbados for more that 50 years and never felt the need for a broken glass/razor wire fence. Still don’t.

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  • Proverbs 28:1

    The wicked flee [or fence themselves in] when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

    Nitey, nite.

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  • When one makes rules on the fly they are inviting disaster. Trump had a “hate-on” for Mexicans from the time he descended the elevator at his golden edifice and announced that he is running for President while describing Mexicans as rapists and criminals, and the country would be much better off without them. He continued his tirade against Mexicans throughout the campaign. As fate would have it an American judge of Mexican heritage ruled against him in a civil case and he went ballistic intimating that because of the juror’s background he would be biased against him (one can say with equanimity that because of Trump’s German heritage he is a Nazi) but I digress. The case that was “without merit” was settled by Trump for 25 million

    Having promised to “build a wall” to keep Mexicans out of the country he had no choice but to try to keep his desperate group of supporters in his corner by signing an Executive Order authorizing the building of a wall. When his Republican Congress balked at the idea that the cost would be coming out of American’s pocket Trump at his most bellicose announced that Mexico would pay for it. When the Mexicans demurred as is their right he announced a punitive 20% tax on all imports from Mexico to punish the Mexicans.

    Upon further review before one can say hola! thinking people were saying how does that hurt Mexico? it will hurt the American consumers who buy the imported goods and the US companies who in the main own the businesses in Mexico that export goods to the US. In this global economy as companies want to increase their earnings they out- source some of their manufacturing to lower costs and make bigger profits, it is part of the Capitalism model that has been around for years and no one knows this better than Trump whose branded clothing is outside the USA.

    The captains of Industry in the US, those tasked with making healthy profits for their shareholders and whose remuneration depends on those profits will start to be resist when their bottom line gets smaller as a result of his policies and one or two may be brave enough to speak out at which time the floodgates will open.

    Act in haste, repent at leisure.

    The KAKISTOCRACY is in full effect.

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  • @ Sargeant,

    Trump is mentally and psychologically unstable and delusional. That is an alternative fact ……or not. lol

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  • Well Well & Consequences

    “lawson January 26, 2017 at 10:56 PM #
    your making me laugh good fences make good neighbors”

    If only the Native Americans, the real citizens of the US and Native Canadians, the real citizens of Canada, had thought of gopd fences and high walls a few hundred years ago, when the stragglers from UK, Germany, Ireland, Scotland etc had washed up on their shores….they would still be happy on their lands and not made to feel like strangers, by the strangers who stole it from them.

    Let’s not forget the Aborigines in Australia and New Zealand….right Lawson.

    That can still be rectified decades into the future, it’s not too late, it’s never too late to right wrongs..

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  • Hal,
    Advise Chad to go to the library and BORROW (he has to take it back) a copy of Capitalism and Slavery, by Eric Williams. Maybe he would begin to understand why we are where we are.

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  • Eric Williams promoted the familiar idea that, by the early 19th century, capitalism was more profitable than slavery, and so it was convenient for the UK to abolish slavery for economic reasons, even though many UK historians have pretended that the main reasons for abolition were humanitarian.

    This thesis has been challenged by some US economic historians who have produced numbers to show that, at least in North America, slavery remained highly profitable in the 19th century.

    Eric Williams also appeared to believe, on the basis of flimsy evidence, that the Caribbean and the Indian Empire played a key role in financing the UK’s Industrial Revolution. But the evidence shows that is not true.

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  • Well Well,
    It has been hundreds of years and it has not been rectified for the Native Indians. As a matter of fact, despite the protestations, protests, and demonstrations made by the native indians, Trump has just APPROVED THE Dakota pipeline construction, and the Keystone Pipeline deal.Riding roughshod over the concerns; legitimate, of these Native Indians. These people just had another election foisted on them, without their participation, opinions or any discussion on their rights. Has any Native Indian, or representatives of their tribes been interviewed on ANY media outlet?

    Lawson, Chad, Simple:
    Trump’s father was a Brothel keeper. No wonder Donald has so little respect for women.

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  • TPP: Acting USTR Submits Withdrawal Letter

    by caribbeantradelaw

    Alicia Nicholls On January 30, 2017, upon the instructions given by President Donald Trump in his January 23rd executive order, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) submitted a letter to the 11 other Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories officially withdrawing from the Agreement. This is according to a press release on the USTR’s website. The […]

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