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    Karen...the voice of an angle

    @todsmod Oh, I forgot about that one. How cute. Maybe if we wait a few years, she may do it and we can claim we put the idea in her head.
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    Karen...the voice of an angle

    OMG. Make believe it's the first time. This structure, the melodies of the song is just outstanding. Simply a very beautiful song. Just like almost all Carpenters songs. The thing is, just like Abba songs and Madonna songs they seem to be very easy in a way but they have some complicated melodies and it's actually very hard to sing. It's as if they were tailor-made and everytime someone else tries to sing them, they hardly ever achieve the quality of the original. And I think this very much has to do with the emotions the original artists evoke while singing these Songs, emotions that cannot be re-recreated by anyone else. I have said it before, I would like to see Madonna do a one night only performance at Radio City Music Hall or Carnegie Hall, singing Carpenters songs. A fundraiser for Malawi maybe. I would pay lots of money to witness that. Just her, wearing a gorgeous dress, and an orchestra. OMG, can you imagine Madonna singing Make believe it's your first time?
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    BREXIT / British Politics thread - cont

    This is fake, right? If not, I hope they kick him out of the country. Or the Queen may cancel the meeting? It's hilarious that all other members of the Royal Family had prior commitments. Yeah Right. The younger ones despise him with passion and would not honor him with their presence. They most definitely did not forget how he treated Obama. Anyway, on CNN they had an editor of the Spectator (I suppose that's a right wing or at least conservative publication?) who had the nerve to call the demonstrators "rude" because some had signs calling Trump a racist and a fascist. It starts getting annoying. In the name of freedom of speech they say the most offensive and divisive things, yet other people making use of their freedom of speech and freedom of assembly are "rude". Democracy truly is on life support.
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    Drake

    And yet he is only generating a fraction of the revenues generated by the top acts in the 80s and 90s. The glory days of the recording industry are truly over.
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    Boys and coach found in cave after 10 days

    Is anyone else confused about the mini submarines by Elon Musk? I can't help to think this is for PR purposes only. How are those supposed to be helpful in this particular situation? I guess they did not watch the news? They are showing models of the caves and the way they have to take through the tunnels all the time. Much of this is extremely narrow, they basically have to climb through holes. Not everything is under water. There is just no way they could use those submarines in there.
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    BREXIT / British Politics thread - cont

    Is there any Brexit campaigner still around? It seems like they all jumped ship. I really hope there is a point in time they will be called out for their irresponsible behaviour.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    ^^^ LOL. Gotta love these patriotic idiots. Driving a Japanese car? Really? Hypocrisy much?
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    When will he be in Great Britain? Can't wait to see the crowds demonstrating against this idiot. It's gonna be fun and uplifting to see people make a stand. But I guess in his warped mind he will claim people are just there to cheer to him. He really is the Pippi Longstocking of politics. And not only because of the red hair.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    What a coward he is. When he was still at the meeting, he told the press how great the relationship with all the other allies is. A 10! And as soon as he fled the meeting to meet with a dictator he is voicing what he really thinks? The U.S. (the beacon of democracy, allegedly) has sunken so low with its current administration. Everyone should have realized by now that Trump does not want to be president, he wants to be an autocratic ruler that is not limited or controlled by other governing parts in a democracy such as courts and parliaments. There is a reason why he seems to get along quite well or at least has a strange admiration for dictatorships, from North Korea to Russia, from Saudi Arabia to Israel (at least when it comes to Netanyahu) and China. When he talks about good relationships he expects other countries to bow down before the U.S. We have reached a point were people in the U.S. really need to step in. He is alienating the U.S. and is doing huge damage how the rest of the first world and developing countries see the U.S. We have reached a point where there is hardly any trust left, at some point there'll be no allies left. America alone it is. And what about all his lies about trade? Did he take a course at Trump University in macro economics? Other countries are robbing the U.S.? What a nonsense. The truth is that no one forced U.S. consumers or U.S. companies to buy products from outside the U.S. They just do. For various reasons. a) they are cheaper than U.S. products b) the U.S. does not even produce certain goods anymore, because they can be produced cheaper outside of the U.S. or the U.S. are no longer able to produce certain goods (machines and materials) anymore because they do not have the knowledge/skills and technologies and c) quality. Instead of adressing the real issues why the U.S. do have this huge trade deficit (which is actually not that big with certain countries if you add investments to the equation, but of course that doesn't fit the narrative) Trump is blaming others. The truth is, the U.S. problems are home made. a) It was the U.S. economy that decided at some point that producing certain goods in China, India or Mexico is he logical thing to do because those goods can be produced much cheaper there, compared to the U.S.(lower wages, less regulation regarding workers rights, health, safety issues). b) The financial strategy of U.S. corporations and investment funds is the quick buck. Every Dollar invested must create a nice profit immediately for owners and share holders. Putting money away for development and research to improve your products and keep them competitive in the future. In result certain materials and goods need to be bought overseas. Which was no issue until now. But with the tariffs? The very reason why U.S. companies that are supposed to be protected by Trumps measures are protesting is because they rely on high finished aluminium and steel from other countries because the technologies needed, simply do not exist in the U.S. If this steel or aluminium were needed for one of Trumps ugly buldings, he would sing a different tune. Oh, I forgot the Trump hotel in Vegas was build with Chinese steel as far as I remember. c) Quality. U.S. products are not really known to be of best quality. Not to talk about chlorine-washed chicken and food that contains genetically altered ingredients. The U.S. have not understood that there is a market outside of the U.S. that has different needs and different expectations. The U.S. were spoilt for two decades after 1945 and exporting goods to a war ridden Europe to re-build its countries. That made the U.S. the economic powerhouse it used to be. But at some point in the late 60s, early 70s with Europe having full functioning societies and economies again, European companies and consumers became independent and decided they want different, they want better. At this point the U.S. failed because they had this huge domestic market, that along created nice profits. Why care about foreign markets? You can see the results for quite some time already. European and Asian consumers are not interested in American cars (I use this example because Trump is riding it like a dead horse). They don't like the technical features and most above all the design. After all, a car is an emotional investment. 25% tariffs on American cars in Europe? Thinking this is the reason why no one buys them, just shows the ignorance. Just as believing that slapping a tariff of 25% on foreign cars in the U.S. will make U.S. consumers stay away from let's say German cars. What a joke. First of all, except for Audi all big German Brands do have production facilities in the U.S. BMW in Spartanburg is even exporting from there. Oh, the irony, a bad bad German car company that has basically created tens of thousands jobs in the area. High paid jobs. Secondly, does he really believe people with money will stop buying those expensive cars because they cost 15% more? Ridiculous. Again, cars are an emotional thing and at some price point a status symbol. And if "being part" means driving a BMW, Mercedes, Audi or Porsche, people will continue to buy them. Especially when U.S. car makers are unable to come up with cars that are equal in many ways. And about the tariffs? Oh yes, they are so unfair. Well, someone may explain to him how it works and most above all that the U.S. agreed to those tariffs back in the day. Of course, Trump is a simple minded person. When he sees that European cars in the U.S. only have 10% slapped on them while U.S. cars in Europe have 25% slapped on them, it appears unfair. The truth is that this works vice versa with many other products. When those tariffs were negotiated, they were negotiated on an overall equation. A little give and take, but as we all know now, this has not really to do with the percentage at all. We know now that all of our Canadian, Japanese, European products are security threads to U.S. consumers. Again, what a joke. Sorry for my long post.
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    Demonic child screams through 8 hour flight.

    Here is an opportunity for airlines to make more money: sell kids free flights. People are more than willing to pay a premium. Just like they are willing to pay more money for kids free hotels and resorts.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    What an idiot. He has no idea about universal healthcare. If there is one thing, the overwhelming majority of citizens (rich and poor) in basically every developed country would never question it's universal healthcare, which is much more cost efficient than whatever is going on in the U.S.. If anyone ever tried to get rid of universal healthcare in Europe, Canada or Australia, there would be a revolutions. Almost funny that Trump believes that taxes need to be raised to finance this stuff. In Germany, where it's not tax based, the public healthcare insurance companies are sitting on billions and billions of Euros in savings, despite all of the refugees Germany has allowed to come in. All of it because those insurers are technically not allowed to make profits. Is the system perfect? Certainly not. Yes, sometimes you have to wait a few weeks for special examinations. But an emergency has always priority. That people die while waiting for an operation is a complete lie and only used to discredit universal healthcare.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    It was so funny to watch how the Dow started to plummet the moment he started giving his "speech" in Ohio. I could say something about the people sitting behind him but I'm a decent person. And I would never make fun of People whose parents are obviously brother and sister. It's not their fault. Well, a better haircut may improve the appearance. Anyway. Not so funny was to watch how the Dow lost and gained around 500 points in a matter of minutes. Why? Because there were no human beings that created that up and down. Computer programs, algorithms that traded billions of shares in minutes without any control or real oversight. Now that is scary! And it clearly shows that the stock market has hardly anything to do with the real economy. It has become all a big game. Speculation of the worst kind. Basically placing bets (puts and calls) left and right. It's only a matter of time when governments will have to save banks. Every politician will cry foul. But will they actually do something? I doubt that.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    In Berlin they are working on a project that is called "House of One". Constructing will start around 2019. It is a church/synagogue/mosque. From my point of view, peace will only come to the area if they do something similar with Jerusalem. All parties involved need to give up their entitlement to Jerusalem that is the very reason for two thousand years of wars. It is no ones capital or everyones capital. Period. From my perspective, Jerusalem should be a place free of state politics for once and all, let it be the holy place it is for Jews, Muslims, Christans that come to this place peacefully. Let it be the symbol that it was meant to be in the very first place but was destroyed over and over and over again by peoples own interests and entitlements. A capital has nothing to do with religion. Especially in 2017. A captial has to do with administrating and organizing a country. It is as easy as that. Maybe this is the sacrifice and ultimate conclusion. Israel should move its governing bodies to Tel Aviv and Palestine should have its government in Ramallah or Bethlehem.
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    Trump / US politics thread 🚽

    But this move is going to bring peace to the region. ... He is such an idiot.
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    BREXIT / British Politics thread - cont

    And here you hit the nail on the head. It is also the sole reason why Trump stopped TTIP, claiming it was bad for the U.S.. An explanation that probably left everyone in Europe stunned considering the EU people were much more critical of the agreement in the first place, out of fear that the stricter European rules and laws meant to protect the people were undermined by the U.S. side. It appears the negative results of the agreement, that would have only worked in favor of the U.S. and its corporations, were still not favorable enough to go on with the negotiations. I'm also convinced we will hardly ever get to know the true scale of this agreement. There was a reason why those negotiations were done so secretly that even members of the National Parliaments were unable to attain information about the content. Remember that the papers were leaked and made public when the secrecy became highly suspicious and resistance in Europe grew how this was handled. And people want to know who has an interest? Follow the money!!!! But here the problem starts. My impression is that most governments are not really interested in solving issues as it may reveal how much outside influence on politics really exist and how vulnerable democracy is. Did someone ever find out who made a lot of money a few years ago when Moody's out of the blue downgraded Frances rating? Those rating companies are doing some shady business. There are supposed to control things but who actually controls them?
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