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But, the millennials??? What will happen to their safe spaces?
Don't worry the millennials will be fine, they are protesting the president elect to ensure someone will coddle them, tell them they're special, and hand them participation trophies
 

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i'm very very glad i don't live there. it's sad to see people outwardly showing hate and disgust for their fellow americans.

you're all on the same team, whether you like it or not. the success of the economy while you get old and useless is going to depend on these people you despise so much, maybe it's time to change your tune.
 

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i'm very very glad i don't live there. it's sad to see people outwardly showing hate and disgust for their fellow americans.

you're all on the same team, whether you like it or not. the success of the economy while you get old and useless is going to depend on these people you despise so much, maybe it's time to change your tune.

We live here, we know we are on "the same team". I personally dont despise anyone, but I can't stand the sense of entitlement that the majority of this next generation seems to operate under. It's up to their parents to teach them right from wrong, a proper work ethic, that they must face consequences for their actions, etc. Most have failed to do so, and we are all stuck with the result.
This country is my home. I'm not looking for anyone else to take care of me. I'm setting myself up so I can afford the care I need. If people would live affordably instead of spending half of what they earn on a car, they'd be able to plan for their futures as well.
I've always enjoyed your posts until this one Wibbly, but if you're glad you aren't here I'm also glad you're not here.
 

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it was quite a bit more broad ranging than an attack at you


the entire campaign of DJT was built on division. that's where he got all his traction.

i don't disagree with a lot of his policy, but this election was never about policy.



bottom line, there is a lot of hate and resentment in the states, and it's unfortunate. seems as though you can either be to the right or the left and that middle ground just doesn't exist.


every generation has looked at its youth with worry, millennials are just the next batch of useless kids that we've been churning out for hundreds of years.


you're right though, the parents are to blame for a lot of it, but so is the school system.
 

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I understand you weren't singling me out, but I love my country so it's personal to me.
Elections are always built on division, it's one party pitted against the other. The nation is divided for a bit, but things always calm down.
The school systems are primarily run by democrats, from the administration to the educators. So yes, they are to blame as well.
 

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I didn't realize he encouraged division. People call him a racist which I do not understand. The only division I know of is his hatred for the illegal aliens. I kinda share in that too. There is a perfectly legal way to come over here and be a tax paying, law abiding citizen.

I wish a political campaign could be ran without ever mentioning ones' opponent. Apparently we live in a time where finger pointing and name calling are the way to win people's hearts. If that's the divisiveness you're referring too, then I agree. But I do love the good ole USA as much as any man. Hopefully all these Cry baby millennials that I'm ashamed to be at the forefront of can suck it up and realize that the world doesn't owe us anything. We have gone soft on disciplining our children and teaching them how tough the world can be. Everyone is learning to be dependent. I don't intend to go on a tirade though. I love my country and I hope we can get headed in a more prosperous direction in terms of prosperity and Liberty.

Y'all don't kill each other in here.
 

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the division i refer to is more to do with the two party system and the media.


the right accuse the left of being business destroying commie bastards

the left accuse the right of being ignorant racist low iq bottom feeders


there is no middle ground, and the system is designed to eliminate it



the republican house sat for years and years and years and gleefully destroyed any legislation the democratic president attempted

if the house had gone democrat this election you can rest assured they'd do exactly the same to the republican president

they'd revel in it



that's awful, and bad for progress, and bad for the country.



now there is a republican president and house and senate, one has to wonder whether there will be any checks to legislation presented, or if they'll just push through anything they can knowing damn well they may lose the privilege.


that could again prove to be a dangerous thing.




i'm interested to see how this all unfolds as the path taken by the USA in the next four years is very likely to have a dramatic effect on both my country and the economy of my province.
 

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Thanks for the well written post, Mr. W !

IMO, the US - 2 party system has performed deplorably for the middle class........since 1970's at least.

However, we are having a very difficult time ridding ourselves of the Rep/Dem paradigm.

Neither offer paths to a sensible future IMO......ATM.

(I'm hopeful, but seen this puppet show before....)
 

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the division i refer to is more to do with the two party system and the media.


the right accuse the left of being business destroying commie bastards

the left accuse the right of being ignorant racist low iq bottom feeders


there is no middle ground, and the system is designed to eliminate it



the republican house sat for years and years and years and gleefully destroyed any legislation the democratic president attempted

if the house had gone democrat this election you can rest assured they'd do exactly the same to the republican president

they'd revel in it



that's awful, and bad for progress, and bad for the country.



now there is a republican president and house and senate, one has to wonder whether there will be any checks to legislation presented, or if they'll just push through anything they can knowing damn well they may lose the privilege.


that could again prove to be a dangerous thing.




i'm interested to see how this all unfolds as the path taken by the USA in the next four years is very likely to have a dramatic effect on both my country and the economy of my province.
This outlines the major problems with this country and its political system perfectly; the fact that the entire checks and balances system is now one party scares the hell out of me. Putting this circus under control of a massive egomaniac with no prior experience and who has no idea what long term effects his decisions will make is putting the country into territory that can really cause massive worldwide negative effects we may never recover from.

Scary.

We'll see how much they get pushed through before people start to freak. Not saying the democrats were any better either just that the entire country created this situation, let's see how we deal with it now that we've gotten what we wanted.
 

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I'm not specifically pro any one party but I did read something interesting about the implications of Trump's presidency. He's a businessman and not a career politician. You can scream all you want about his numerous failures, but the truth remains that he's still well afloat.

He himself may not know all of the ins and outs of politics but part of being a decent businessman is surrounding yourself with people that fill in the gaps in your expertise. Presumably he's going to extend that into the office and vet his advisers not purely based on politics but on their capability as well.

Only time will tell what will actually happen but I enjoyed that read.
 

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...now that we've gotten what we wanted.

That's the problem...it's not what "we" (the majority of America) wanted. He didn't win the popular vote and that demonstrates how incredibly frustrating our voting system is. It's insane that a candidate can lose the popular vote by 700,000 votes yet still win the electoral college by a very healthy margin.


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I don't like Trump, but seeing "DEMOCRATS" protesting the results of DEMOCRATIC elections speaks very bad about them.

When Trump said he would contest the results if he didn't won, Democrats started screaming to the skies.... What has finally happened??

Democrats protesting against their democratic values.


In another hand, I think Mr. Trump, with his politically incorrect speech got in touch with a part of america that was invisible and forgotten.

I only hope his political speech was just that, a bait for a certain group of voters and that now in the real political life he is gonna make good decitions... for the sake of the whole world.

Only time will tell....
 

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I don't like Trump, but seeing "DEMOCRATS" protesting the results of DEMOCRATIC elections speaks very bad about them.

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I can't see how the US system is "democratic". Democrats had 700k more votes than the Liberals, yet, because of that electorial system, Trump still won. It's a very weird system...


I'm very curious to see how the next 4 years unfold. Could have a very big impact on our economy as well.
 

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I can't see how the US system is "democratic". Democrats had 700k more votes than the Liberals, yet, because of that electorial system, Trump still won. It's a very weird system...
Differences in electoral systems does not mean lack of democracy. One day it was chosen by mayority and it can be changed by majority.

Here in Spain, the candidate that has the most votes doesn't necessarily gonna be president if he cannot negotiate with the rest of the parties.

Still democracy.

Do you actually think that US election system is non democratic?? That is nuts!

Democracts accepted the electoral system (or they would had, at least, try to change it), they knew the rules of the game, they played the game, they lost the game... Now they are wipping...

That my friend is a no-no ...

PS: I would have voted for Hillary... I would have never gone to the streets to protest for an unliked outcome, that is just wrong. plain wrong.
 

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Differences in electoral systems does not mean lack of democracy. One day it was chosen by mayority and it can be changed by majority.

Here in Spain, the candidate that has the most votes doesn't necessarily gonna be president if he cannot negotiate with the rest of the parties.

Still democracy.

Do you actually think that US election system is non democratic?? That is nuts!

Democracts accepted the electoral system (or they would had, at least, try to change it), they knew the rules of the game, they played the game, they lost the game... Now they are wipping...

That my friend is a no-no ...

PS: I would have voted for Hillary... I would have never gone to the streets to protest for an unliked outcome, that is just wrong. plain wrong.

Not saying it's not democratic, like you said, it was chosen to do so. And it stems from the US being multiple states. I'm just saying that their democracy doesn't represent the majority of the voters. And this, imho, is contradictory to why you'd want a democracy.
It's the same here as in Spain I guess. Multiple parties, the biggest party can lead the negotiations first, if it fails, the King appoints somebody else etc. But in the end, a coalition has to be formed, representing the majority of the voters.


That's where it seems kinda weird to me in the US system.
 

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It's the same here as in Spain I guess. Multiple parties, the biggest party can lead the negotiations first, if it fails, the King appoints somebody else etc. But in the end, a coalition has to be formed, representing the majority of the voters.
Eggxactly!, and if the biggest party fails, then a smaller party could be chosen by the King...
 
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