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10 Reasons Why Donald Trump Should Not Win the 2016 Presidential Election Number 5 Cracks Me Up

 

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He is stuck-up

You can’t really say Trump is a good candidate because you really don’t know where he stands on anything. Donald Trump can say whatever he wants because he doesn’t have to back it up. Smarter candidates like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who have experience, know that whatever you say now will have to be done later. Do you really believe Congress would approve a ban on all Muslims, or building all these walls Trump talks about? Not a chance. A ban on Muslims would also be challenged in court, and would be overturned with 100 percent certainty. Trump is actually the worst candidate because he understands the least about how governments work. A total lack of experience.

  • He doesn’t really want to be President, he just wants a platform for his ideas to be heard by everyone.
  • Not a fan of Ben Carson, but when Trump mentioned him in Dallas about Carson moving up in polls, Donald Trump was all “What about Me? “
  • He lazy so he shouldn’t be president.

He only cares about immigration

  • I don’t think there should be any restrictions against who can move into the US. Some people are in a troubled state and move to America for refuge, safety, and opprotunities. What we need is assistance to new immigrants who are looking for a new life.
  • I am drawing a political cartoon about that. I am an 8th grader, but I have the art skill of a 3rd grader.
  • Good point, but it only Donald trump would finally realize that.

He’s stupid

  • Trump isn’t stupid but he is a poor candidate because of his lack of experience. Like a lot of Republicans, he doesn’t seem to get it that America is a free country for everybody, not just those that look and think like him. He’s great at playing the media for attention because he’s done it for years. That is what he’s experienced at! Running a government? He’s never done it. Never. And he wants to start at the top? Sorry, Donald. Run for city council or school board.
  • Trump is a red neck pig with lipstick on. His lack of any rational though is apparent each and every time his mouth opens. He leads with his arrogance and closes with his “retard licking a window while chewing crayons” buffoonery. His history of how he treats women, staff and the American FINANCIAL SYSTEM- MR 4 BANKRUPTCIES TO MAKE MORE MONEY!
  • Americans deserve Trump… they made Trump because they allowed him to be where he is today… and now they are bringing out their lipstick and joining him. On the bright side… maybe it will prop up the Canadian dollar.
  • He doesn’t believe in climate change. My god, this guy is retarded. We do NOT want him for president!
  • “My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.” – MontyPython

He’s racist

  • He calls Mexicans “killers, criminals, drug dealers, and convicts” and then tries to justify that by saying “I have Mexican friends.” Get it through your head Trump. You aren’t qualified to be president and especially not in the USA, the place with the most immigrants. – Madilinda
  • @Therandom He’s extremely racist, which is totally unacceptable. He wants to ban anyone that is not Christian and white from living in America. You can all call him misunderstood, but anyone who says Hitler is his favorite motivational speaker and wants to deport massive amounts of harmless, respectful, and legal immigrants has a serious problem.
  • He should be deported, not the Mexicans. My parents are Mexican and I will be sad if I loose them. Donald trump get a life and think about what could happen if you do this.
  • My best friend is Mexican and she is the SWEETEST person I know. Her parents treat me like family. I love them to pieces. Imagine what would happen and all those poor people going back with nothing, what are we doing?

He thinks he can fix the world’s problems

  • Sorry, the random. You can’t say he’d give us a better military. In fact, you can’t say he’d do anything because he’s only made two concrete proposals since he started his campaign. He would build a wall to keep Mexicans out (which would never pass Congress, it would be far too costly) and he would ban all Muslims (which would clearly be unconstitutional). Neither proposal would give us a better military. Obama is a constitutional lawyer, who understands LAW. Trump is a real estate heir and a casino owner. To compare their qualifications for president is like comparing the Kansas City Royals (Obama) with a Little League team.
  • If you think a stronger military will fix our problems, you are dead wrong. It will just create MORE problems. We already spend A LOT MORE than the rest of the world as it were.
  • If this guy becomes president and fights ISIS, oh may God know what will happen to us if he makes a stupid move. He would create more tensions with our foreign allies and coalitions and make us lose to ISIS.
  • He thinks he can fix the worlds problems because he can because he’s a beast.+

He’s a bully

  • He publicly humiliated a handicapped man by imitating his disability… Of course he’s a bully.
  • Though, I do not agree with Hilary’s ideas, he can NOT go around saying ”bye bye Clinton. I’m winning AND YOU’RE LOSING”.

He’s corrupt

  • Stinky ass bum dance poo hairless cat two faced man that reminds me of jekle and hyde.

He has little knowledge of presidency

  • Exactly. This guy has no political experience whatsoever, and yet he’s at the top of the primaries! What is this world coming to!
  • You already stated this in #4 if you can’t think of ten reasons don’t write an article.

He will fire everyone

  • He’s just gonna run around in the United Nations meetings yelling at the Queen of England and the Premier of China that their fired for disagreeing with him. Trump will also fire everyone with nukes. Literally. He will nuke them. He’s the Kim Jong of America – SirSkeletorThe3rd
  • In the US government, it is not as simple as hiring and firing in the cabinet. Unless, you do not want to follow the Constitution.
  • He DOESN’T want to follow the Constitution, banning all Muslims is not constitutional, but he wants to anyway.
  • This government is a failure right now, many do nothing people have to be fired in order for this country to move forward!

There are piñatas of him

  • I can think of several anime characters that can beat the hell out of those pinatas. Where should I start? I would definitely buy over 9000 of them just to see them get beaten by all the anime characters ever conceived.
  • Really? I’d really BEAT that thing if I ever got one. – BlueTopazIceVanilla
  • I’m using those if I ever need to have a fundraiser. Kids would want to beat the crap out of those pinatas in exchange for paying me to allow them to beat them.
  • This isn’t even a real reason of why he shouldn’t win you are simply stating a fact. If you are going to post something try to think of real issues not just facts.

 

 

Companies Boycotting Israel Gathering Pace. It Is Beginning To Bite. See Which Big Co’s Are Involved

 

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Introducing the BDS Movement

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), was launched in 2005 and is now a global Movement to get individuals and institutions to withdraw their money and support from Israel with the aim to pressure Israel to end its illegal occupation, settlement building and attacks on Palestinians.

BDS is a strategy that allows people, companies and institutions of conscience to play an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice.

2014 has been a strong year for BDS and the support has been growing especially in the US, who are seen as Israel’s closest and most important ally.

Andrew Hammond, a Middle East analyst at the European Council on Foreign Relations said “The whole movement is picking up not so much because the BDS movement is so powerful, but because people want Israel to come to a peace agreement.”

Bill Gates Foundations G4S

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The Gates Foundation Asset Trust, which manages investments for the $40bn Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said in June that it sold its stake in the UK security services firm G4S, one of the companies targeted by BDS.

Scandinavian Companies

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In January this year, Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund decided to ban Africa Israel Investments (AFI Group) and its subsidiary Danya Cebus from its portfolio because of their involvement in building settlements in the West Bank.

Denmark’s largest bank, Danske Bank, has blacklisted Israeli Bank Hapoalim because it finances construction of illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank.

Citing its corporate accountability rules, the bank said that Bank Hapoalim was acting against the rules of international law.

The Danish bank had already withdrawn its investments from Africa Israel Investments Limited and Danya Cebus for the same reasons.

Swedens Nordea bank, the largest in Scandinavia followed in the footsteps of the Danish bank and has taken steps against Israeli banks involved in construction in the settlements.

We also witnessed the withdrawal by Dutch pension fund PGGM of tens of millions of euros from Israeli banks. Dutch pension fund PGGM pulled its investment from five Israeli banks in January over concerns that they are financing illegal Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories. The settlements contravene several human rights treaties.

Co Op UK / Europe

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The largest Co-operative in Europe, the Co-Operative Group which is the 5th largest supermarket chain in the UK, introduced a policy to end trade with companies that source products from Israel’s illegal settlements, following a determined campaign by Co-Op members. Campaigners are working to pressure other supermarkets to adopt a similarly comprehensive position.  Many supermarkets across Europe already claim not to sell produce from illegal settlements.

Unite in UK and Ireland

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Unite, the biggest union in the UK and Ireland, issued a statement of solidarity with the Palestinian people, on Friday 11 July:

“Unite unreservedly condemns the continuing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and calls for the military strikes and the military build up to be halted immediately.

“Unite further calls on the UK government to demand the Israeli government halt its military action and to make it clear that should it fail to do so then a move for international sanctions will be launched within the United Nations Security Council and the European Union.

Presbyterian Church

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U.S. Presbyterian Church, with 12-million members worldwide, divested an estimated $21 million from HP, Motorola Solutions and Caterpillar.

The Presbyterian Church on in June became the most prominent religious group in the US to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians.

The Group voted 310-303 to sell stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions – three companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories.

Russell Brand calls for Boycott

Russell Brand in his Trews E122 13th August urged banks, pension funds and other big businesses to sever investment ties with Israel, or any deals that “facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza”.

Brand citing Barlcays bank as an example, stated they manage “the portfolios of an Israeli defence company called Elbit, which makes the drones that bomb Gaza.”

“The message they give us is the exact opposite of the reality, they’re acting like they’re part of our community,” he said during his new episode of The Trews, which you can watch below.

“But if we’re aware of the reality of what they do, then we have the power to influence them.


Which Companies Invest In Gaza Violence? Russell Brand The Trews (E122)

Individuals as well as companies

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Individuals with MONEY are also taking action – Soros Fund Management – billionaire investor George Soros recently sold 24.3 million dollars in shares of Sodastream.

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) – the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society that has been leading the global BDS movement, called for a boycott of the Soros Fund Management back in May saying “George Soros funds and foundationsmust be held accountable for investments in Israeli violations of international law”

The BNC went on to say “George Soros’s alleged respect for human rights and the Open Society Foundation’s actual support for various educational, human rights and cultural projects in the occupied Palestinian territory and the region are incompatible with his investment in companies, like Teva and SodaStream, that consistently violate human rights and international law and profit from the Israeli occupation and colonization.

17 EU members take action against corporate complicity with Israeli crimes

Currently, 17 European governments have published online guidance warning their citizens and businesses about risks involved in trade and other economic links with illegal Israeli settlements

Rafeef Ziadah, a spokesperson for the Palestinian BNC said: “European governments are starting to respond to civil society lobbying and public opinion by taking welcome steps to end corporate complicity with Israel’s settlement regime.”

Fears for Israel

Israel fears that the growing support for BDS actions and measures in South Africa, which encompass academic, cultural as well as economic boycott, may have a domino effect internationally, given what is seen by many as South Africa’s moral leadership on the world stage.

Most crucially, Israel is alarmed that the boycott is spreading in Israel’s second largest export market, the European Union.

Last month, Israel’s finance minister also acknowledged the impact that a European-wide boycott could have on the country. The economy could lose a potential $5.7billion and put almost 10,000 people out of work immediately. The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also acknowledged the threat posed by BDS. In a March speech in the US, Mr Netanyahu launched an attack on the movement, branding them as racists.

The british security firm G4S in June announced that it does not intend to renew its contract with the Israeli Prison Service when it expires in 2017.

This follows more than 2 years of campaigning that has seen the company lose millions of dollars of contracts and mainstream investors such as the Bill Gates Foundation and the US United Methodist Church – an example of the BDS movement taking effect.

The Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz on 14th August, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

The BDS movement ultimately seeks to emulate the South Africa boycott in the economic, academic, sports and cultural fields, ostracising Israel—and its complicit institutions—until it fully complies with its obligations under international law by ending its occupation, apartheid and denial of the right of Palestinian refugees (69% of the total Palestinian population) to return to their homes of origin from which they were ethnically cleansed during the 1948 Nakba.

The movement for BDS against Israel until it complies with international law is proving to be a truly effective form of action in support of Palestinian rights.

As we can clearly see, BDS is a movement that is gathering pace and it seems it is beginning to bite.