hibs.net Messageboard

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Coaching Staff Hibbyradge's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    1000's of people's Barcelona
    Posts
    31,221

    If you were POTUS how many people would the Secret Service protect?

    This isn't a comment on Trump's situation, just an interesting diversion as I'd never realised the extent of the Secret Service's job, although it's obvious now.

    Secret Service director says agency running out of money protecting Trump

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...y_to_clipboard


  2. Log in to remove the advert

  3. #2
    Scottish Cup Victory - Witness 2016 Scouse Hibby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Age
    50
    Posts
    15,112
    I have witnessed some very large Secret Service enterages over the years at the Caley. Multiply that by the amount of people they protect and no wonder it's becoming a financial strain.

  4. #3
    @hibs.net private member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Prescott, AZ USA
    Posts
    194
    Maybe little donald should try and make Mexico pay for his security, particularly to guard his family from all the bad hombres.

  5. #4
    Coaching Staff Hibbyradge's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    1000's of people's Barcelona
    Posts
    31,221
    There's more on this today.

    If he's going to continue treating the Secret Service"like servants" and expect them to work for nothing, how long will it be before one or two of them become susceptible to a tap on the shoulder and a dastardly plan?

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...y_to_clipboard
    Buy nothing online unless you check for free cashback here first. I've already earned 1,789.68!



  6. #5
    Testimonial Due Colr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    London
    Age
    50
    Posts
    2,069
    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    There's more on this today.

    If he's going to continue treating the Secret Service"like servants" and expect them to work for nothing, how long will it be before one or two of them become susceptible to a tap on the shoulder and a dastardly plan?

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...y_to_clipboard
    Then there's this.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/sh...cice-instagram

    Drain the swamp, huh?

  7. #6
    @hibs.net private member CropleyWasGod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    19,307
    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Then there's this.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/sh...cice-instagram

    Drain the swamp, huh?
    She's an Embra lass, too.

  8. #7
    I really struggle to understand the appeal of Trump to anyone. Beyond his crass vulgarity appealing to a certain demographic as 'normal' what else does he have?

    Given the number of 'working' holidays along with the unprecedented rallies he uses as a distracrion it seems you can add lazy to the charge sheet against him.
    I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women,. Suddenly, uncritically giving no thought to the pain it could bring. - Nick Hornby

  9. #8
    Coaching Staff hibsbollah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Age
    46
    Posts
    17,090
    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I really struggle to understand the appeal of Trump to anyone. Beyond his crass vulgarity appealing to a certain demographic as 'normal' what else does he have?

    Given the number of 'working' holidays along with the unprecedented rallies he uses as a distracrion it seems you can add lazy to the charge sheet against him.
    63 million people knew exactly what he stands for and voted for him. Trump doesn't depress me as much as those 63 million do. On the other hand, Trump voters account for less than 20% of the American population. 66 million voted for Clinton, and almost 200 million didn't vote. I like to think around 80% of Americans are squirming in embarrassment most of the time he opens his mouth.

  10. #9
    Coaching Staff Hibbyradge's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    1000's of people's Barcelona
    Posts
    31,221
    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I like to think around 80% of Americans are squirming in embarrassment most of the time he opens his mouth.
    Even the possibility that they're not, depresses me.
    Buy nothing online unless you check for free cashback here first. I've already earned 1,789.68!



  11. #10
    @hibs.net private member lord bunberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    edinburgh
    Posts
    10,306
    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    63 million people knew exactly what he stands for and voted for him. Trump doesn't depress me as much as those 63 million do. On the other hand, Trump voters account for less than 20% of the American population. 66 million voted for Clinton, and almost 200 million didn't vote. I like to think around 80% of Americans are squirming in embarrassment most of the time he opens his mouth.
    It's the other politicians that should be squirming with embarrassment. This utter maniac has managed to convince enough people to vote for him to become the most powerful man on the planet.
    Politics is broken and there will be more Donald Trumps and brexits until it's fixed.
    [SIGPIC]

  12. #11
    @hibs.net private member PeeJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    4,726
    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    63 million people knew exactly what he stands for and voted for him. Trump doesn't depress me as much as those 63 million do. On the other hand, Trump voters account for less than 20% of the American population. 66 million voted for Clinton, and almost 200 million didn't vote. I like to think around 80% of Americans are squirming in embarrassment most of the time he opens his mouth.
    Seems to me that a total of 231 million people are eligible to vote in the USA - roughly 139 million voted, so that leaves 92 million eligible voters who couldn't be bothered to contribute (will they be squirming, I wonder)?

    Your figure of 200 million seems to be "somewhat inflated" ... you
    surely can't be counting the total population taking in everyone: billionaires, bandits and babies?

    The 20% you refer to is based on the TP, I guess? Not sure that is really indicitive of anything - Mr T. polled 27% of eligible voters, not really much better TBH ...

    The problem stateside runs deeper than Trump alone IMO, his vice president is even crazier than he is, if you ask me and it seems millions ascribe passionately to their politcal agenda -

    FWIW, I also doubt anywhere near 80% are squirming embarrassingly as you hope - even counting the babies ...
    .... Die spinnen, die Briten ....

  13. #12
    Testimonial Due Colr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    London
    Age
    50
    Posts
    2,069
    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    She's an Embra lass, too.
    A latter day Marie Antionette.

  14. #13
    Coaching Staff hibsbollah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Age
    46
    Posts
    17,090
    Quote Originally Posted by PeeJay View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Seems to me that a total of 231 million people are eligible to vote in the USA - roughly 139 million voted, so that leaves 92 million eligible voters who couldn't be bothered to contribute (will they be squirming, I wonder)?

    Your figure of 200 million seems to be "somewhat inflated" ... you
    surely can't be counting the total population taking in everyone: billionaires, bandits and babies?

    The 20% you refer to is based on the TP, I guess? Not sure that is really indicitive of anything - Mr T. polled 27% of eligible voters, not really much better TBH ...

    The problem stateside runs deeper than Trump alone IMO, his vice president is even crazier than he is, if you ask me and it seems millions ascribe passionately to their politcal agenda -

    FWIW, I also doubt anywhere near 80% are squirming embarrassingly as you hope - even counting the babies ...
    I accept there's a difference between total population and those actually registered to vote, but just like in this country there's a significant minority of disenfranchised mostly poor non voters that its relevant to include in a discussion about how popular the madman is in the country as a whole. Babies billionaires and bandits have rights too

  15. #14
    Testimonial Due Colr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    London
    Age
    50
    Posts
    2,069
    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    She's an Embra lass, too.
    Sort of. Family own Melville Castle.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
hibs.net ©2012 All Rights Reserved