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Dear Australia,

I am an American, like many, I voted for Hillary. I am ashamed of Trump & his cronies. Ashamed is the wrong word, I cannot think of one to describe the intensity,

Please please please do not judge all Americans based on this heinous man/administration. I do not know how this happened.

Please please please pray for us & the rest of the world.

Thank you for all of your help & wonderful-ness over the years.

Signed,

Beginning to be Oppressed in the U.S.
 gcdeb
Joined: 4/1/2015
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Posted: 2/2/2017 4:07:22 AM
Thank you. It's a confusing and concerning time for sure.
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Posted: 2/2/2017 5:51:54 AM
I will admit I know little of Australia, but I do know how many came over after being ejected from England & Ireland & of the Maori Culture etc. So I am sure there is oppression in your history, every nation has experienced it I guess. I believe in HONOR, & if an agreement was made by our previous administration, Trump should HONOR it. All he seems to HONOR is his own EGO & LIES. :0(

I cannot speak for all, but I am certain MANY feel the same as myself. My apologies to your Prime Minister & country. You deserve respect, not derision.
 Iredurbio2
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Posted: 2/2/2017 9:47:34 AM
Having worked for the same company for almost eighteen years. I have
been fortunate to have health insurance.I never gave any attention to this
mandatory healthcare.Yesterday having my taxes down I was appalled to
hear that people are being fined up to a thousands dollars a year for not
having it.Their not taking that money and putting it towards that persons
health care.

The previous administration thought this was a good Idea?I am sorry
Hillary didn't win.The previous administrations have had us on the same road
for too long.It was time for a change.I don't think he's the right person to take
us there but I am willing to give him a chance because he won.
 gcdeb
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Posted: 2/3/2017 1:41:53 AM
Wilkes I appreciate your comments and I hope this thread stays on topic and doesn't descend into a Trump supporters vs non supporters thread.

I was at lunch today with several work colleagues and the subject of Trump came up. I mentioned this thread and was not really surprised to hear others talk of receiving similar apologies from their American friends/acquaintances.

It *is* a shock to suddenly be treated with such blunt disrespect.
DEAR AUSTRALIA
Posted: 2/4/2017 7:52:37 AM
Understand how appalled at Trump's behavior most Americans are. To all the nations he has insulted. And how very grateful we are for the support we've seen, It truly is a "GLOBAL world"!
 gingerosity
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Posted: 2/6/2017 2:02:23 AM

DEAR AUSTRALIA

It wouldn't be nearly so dear if it wasn't for capital flight out of China.

I am ashamed of Trump & his cronies. Ashamed is the wrong word, I cannot think of one to describe the intensity,

If you can express the intensity of the feeling in W/m2 it would help us avoid any complications arising from the use of non-SI units.

I will admit I know little of Australia, but I do know how many came over after being ejected from England & Ireland & of the Maori Culture etc.

Maoris come from kiwiland. Which used to be part of Australia, but isn't anymore. And the Maori's sneaked into mainland Australia when no-one was looking anyway. But they tend not to get on so well with the Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Basically you're better off ignoring culture and playing pokies instead.

I believe in HONOR, & if an agreement was made by our previous administration, Trump should HONOR it.

This particular agreement was rushed through within days of the the election by Obama and Turnbull for political reasons. Trump is clearly justified in looking to undo it, also for political reasons.

All he seems to HONOR is his own EGO & LIES. :0(

Why are you listing all of the qualities he needs to be a successful politician? At first I thought you were not in favour of his being executive-in-chief.

I cannot speak for all, but I am certain MANY feel the same as myself.

Many? How many? Twenty? Two hundred million? Does the number matter? Does it make you feel more sincere or something? Maybe if a majority feels something it is a democratically acceptable feeling and therefore it is good?

My apologies to your Prime Minister & country.

Why would you apologise for someone else's rudeness? He is responsible for his own actions. You are only responsible for your own actions. He is not you. We are not Malcolm Turnbull. Countries are abstract concepts, incapable of giving and taking offense.

You deserve respect, not derision.

We deserve respect and derision in accordance with our actions. We are humans who exhibit the whole the spectrum of behaviours of this species of ours.

It *is* a shock to suddenly be treated with such blunt disrespect.

Even if I was treated with such blunt disrespect, which I wasn't, I wouldn't be surprised. Which I'm not.

It truly is a "GLOBAL world"!

Citation needed.
 razors_edge55
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Posted: 2/11/2017 2:23:56 AM
Geeesh ,,that was a bit mean Ginger ,,,and no famous quotes at all ,,,,,well WBC ,,if you need a safe place, come over here to france ,,, I've been here sence W was prez and as they say no worries
 gingerosity
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Posted: 2/11/2017 4:58:27 AM
Mean, as in lacking in kindness? Well sure, relative to kinder things. In an absolute sense? Depends on your perspective.

Apologising for rude elites, seeking validation or support for a feeling through its commonality, and expressing shock at a perceived slight to a local media personality are symptoms of confused identity and delineation of responsibility.

If left untended it could have led to acute nationalism, which can only be treated by lobotomy. Therefore saying some things that may seem a bit mean, but which could prevent such a horrible outcome, would evidently be the lesser of two evils.

"There is no contradiction between being compassionate and blunt." - Peter Boghossian

"The unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates

"The people will feel no better if the stick with which they are being beaten is labeled `the people's stick' " - Bakunin

 razors_edge55
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Posted: 2/11/2017 5:11:30 AM
now there is the Ginger I remember ,,, I think if we start saying sorry for everything our leaders say or do now
we would very soon welcome that lobotomy,,,,
stay frosty dude
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