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United States went from the world's leader to a nagging distraction pushed to the side in the eyes of the world.

Bhaven87 @ 5 months ago

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must have been that year long apology & bow down tour of 2010 .

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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You sound as stupid as that orange tinted pos in the White House. You can't find a photo of 44 not being on center stage around the world, especially G20, 8, 7, 5, or 6.

Bhaven87 @ 5 months ago

Killeen, TX 76543, USA

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@H20 - honest question. do you think Trump is improving the US's standing in the world? if yes, how?

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

Chaska, MN 55318, USA

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undetermined, to early; but the damage caused by 44 apologizing, waffling, inconsistency is established. . "tell Putin..." "use of chemical weapons, crosses the line..." "Netanyahu is an ####..." . of course you'll give him a pass..

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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I didn't ask about your thoughts on Obama. But since you brought him up: When he left office, the US was still considered the leader of the free world. is that still true?

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

Chaska, MN 55318, USA

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that statement alone.. Yes the U. S. is still the leader of the free world. . Who's your pick?

H2O @ 5 months ago

Lee Hill, VA, USA

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https://twitter.com/InsidersABC/status/883829926993862656

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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If the rest of the world doesn't seem to think we are the leader, we probably aren't. Congrats Mr President.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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a "Twitter" string with an EXTREME liberal bias? . roflmao . wait till the next disaster, see who gets the first phone call.... .

H2O @ 5 months ago

Lee Hill, VA, USA

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H20,,, You're right, it's probably too early to judge Trump's effect on world opinion. But if I had to hazard a guess, I would say that that Obama's place in history will be enhanced by following Bush and preceding Trump.

jc @ 5 months ago

Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA

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can't help,, barring a war .

H2O @ 5 months ago

Lee Hill, VA, USA

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How does a Twitter string have bias? This is a reporter from Australia with observations from the G20. Don't like their observations? I'm sure there's a safe space where you can hear about how awesome he is doing.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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press = fair/non partisan/even handed/truthful..... except FOX of course .

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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Does this "reporter" have a political bias? Do a little research. You'll find some interesting stuff.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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But that seems to be todays norm. "Journalists" telling us how to feel about a story rather than just reporting the story. Journalism seems to be a dead art. Sad.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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After all, a twitter thread is considered evidence to some.

Taco Bowl @ 5 months ago

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That last statement is hilarious, considering Twitter now passes for presidential statements. Ironically enough, some of them likely will be used as evidence.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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Who cares if the journo has bias. Is the reporting accurate? If it is, bias doesn't matter.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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If it's inaccurate because of the bias, them it matters. Doesn't matter if it's left or right bias, btw.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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*then

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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So it comes back to the reporting. Was it accurate?

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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@taco re Uhlmann - sounds pretty moderate https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/oct/15/abcs-chris-uhlmann-says-he-is-standing-up-to-vigilante-mob-try-criticised-for-bias-by-online-vigilantes-on-the-left-and-right

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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too bad you don't apply the same test to "conservative" leaning reporters and network. "if it's accurate, it doesn't matter...". . unless of course it's FOX .

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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now we have to research the story, the delivery method, the journalist background, the mother, the 2nd grade teacher, .... just to perhaps satisfy the appearance of not a liberal tilt. . how many conservative leaning twits where eliminated? follows

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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I do apply the same test to conservative leaning outlets. Some are accurate. That's refreshing. However, many are bullshït peddlers on top of bullshït mountain.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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most right? while liberals and their comedian support staff are infallible, great research skal. we should never overlook that you're an admitted socialist, with the balls to admit it, unlike some of your minn. & tx buddies.

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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Preparation H can help.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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Funny thing is i'm not actually a socialist (you'll beg to differ, but IDGAF). The meaning of that label has been contorted and stretched so much it has lost meaning.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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You probably came to that conclusion because of my stance on healthcare. The "socialist" systems are substantially cheaper with as good or better outcomes. Our system is amazing for very few, and not so great for

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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Everyone else. We have far too many people going bankrup b/c medical bills. That doesn't happen *anywhere* else in the developed world. Employers are straddled with high insurance costs.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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People don't start businesses because they'll lose their insurance - hurting innovation. Blinding supporting our current system doesn't make sense to me for those reasons.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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Would taxes go up? Absolutely. I guess supporting anything that makes takes go up makes me a socialist. SMH Nevermind that you or your employer won't be paying premiums anymore and you'll actually have

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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More money in your pocket to spend to your heart's content.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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1. you believe everyone has the right to absolute healthcare, just for being born, without having to contribute anything. Solution, just tax those who have more, somehow you conclude that leaves them more money.

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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2. The definition of socialism has changed, only in the Democrat party. Taking from those who earn to give to those who don't, to level the field is still socialism. Work ethic, commitment, risk, all are advantages and do not deserve to be rewarded.

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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I'm guessing, in true democrat fashion, higher taxes wouldn't apply to those working in healthcare. . There's a solution, cap healthcare wages at minimum wage, that'll help reduce cost.

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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(That's still not the definition of socialism, no matter how much you want it to be)

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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But let's do it. Seriously. I'll cut back my hours, spend more time consulting, and you can enjoy all the immigrant doctors coming in to work at that low wage. Great plan. Beautiful plan. The best plan. MAGA!

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. . yep, wouldn't be much difference would it?

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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what makes you think, you deserve more than the waitress at Denny's?

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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Huge difference. Taxation isn't socialism.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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I don't. The market does, however.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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But hey, if you want a waitress at Denny's shoving a tube down your throat when you need it, be my guest.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. A tax upon house-rents, therefore, would in general fall

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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heaviest upon the rich; and in this sort of inequality there would not, perhaps, be anything very unreasonable. It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion." Written about progressive taxation by a true socialist.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/2011/03/misrepresenting-adam-smith.html?m=1 . debatable intent, I'm guessing you're positive of yours.

H2O @ 5 months ago

Spotsylvania, VA 22553, USA

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Yeah...so David Friedman argues that Adam Smith was arguing for flat tax in the second paragraph but conveniently leaves off the "not only in proportion to their revenue but something more than in that proportion."

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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Also, the Kos article he was referring to in his blog has several Adam Smith quotes. He quotes the first one. He quotes the third one. He jumps right over the one I posted above. I wonder why...

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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Tl;dr - Blogger complaining about libs misrepresenting Adam Smith can't help but misrepresent Adam Smith in his rebuttal. Yes, I'm positive this guy is full of ####.

Tjaden Froyda @ 5 months ago

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