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  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg insults farmers and blue-collar workers by saying that anyone could do their jobs and that they have "less gray matter"; it's not a recent clip and is from a talk that he did at Oxford University in 2016 but it's gone viral in the last few days - Washington Times;

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once said that farming and factory jobs don’t require much gray matter, as opposed to information-era jobs.

In a 2016 talk at Oxford University in England, a clip of which went viral over the weekend, the 2020 Democratic presidential contender belittled both agricultural and industrial jobs as simple and simplistic.

“I could teach anybody, even the people in this room” to be a farmer, he said, calling agriculture “a process.”

“You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn,” he said.

He spoke similarly of factory jobs as mechanical repetition requiring no brain power.

“You put the piece of metal in the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job,” he continued.

Charming, a real man of the people isn't he.
don_dunstan
Bloomberg is kind of like an "anti-Trump".  Trying to buy his way to a US Presidency.

Another past episode in his career on what a piece of work Bloomberg is:
https://www.theblaze.com/news/mike_bloomberg_kill_it_employee

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  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg insults farmers and blue-collar workers by saying that anyone could do their jobs and that they have "less gray matter"; it's not a recent clip and is from a talk that he did at Oxford University in 2016 but it's gone viral in the last few days - Washington Times;

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once said that farming and factory jobs don’t require much gray matter, as opposed to information-era jobs.

In a 2016 talk at Oxford University in England, a clip of which went viral over the weekend, the 2020 Democratic presidential contender belittled both agricultural and industrial jobs as simple and simplistic.

“I could teach anybody, even the people in this room” to be a farmer, he said, calling agriculture “a process.”

“You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn,” he said.

He spoke similarly of factory jobs as mechanical repetition requiring no brain power.

“You put the piece of metal in the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job,” he continued.

Charming, a real man of the people isn't he.
don_dunstan
Checked Bloomberg’s wiki page, unable to find a reference to him either operating a lathe or  growing corn. Can’t share knowledge you don’t already have.
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

Fox has been dredging up all of his previous misstatements towards minorities. I think he's done. No amount of personal money is going to make somebody electable, even if he donates to the democrats.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Fox has been dredging up all of his previous misstatements towards minorities. I think he's done. No amount of personal money is going to make somebody electable, even if he donates to the democrats.
ANR
Well he's from a really privileged background and he really has no clue about how to connect with the average everyday American. Trump on the other hand runs rings around him with his 'ordinary bloke' shtick... CNN.

President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of this year's Daytona 500 with a lap around the Florida race track in his presidential limousine.

"There is no greater thrill than to join you at the world center of racing for the 62nd Daytona 500 -- so exciting," Trump said in opening remarks to the crowd.

"To all of the drivers, technicians and pit crews here today, good luck and may the best team win. God bless you, God bless our military, God bless our veterans and God bless America. Have a great race."

Trump also thanked Gold Star families, who were in attendance at the race, "whose loved ones made the supreme sacrifice to honor our freedom and our flag."

"Your fallen warriors will live in our hearts forever," he said, before thanking new military enlistees who "took a solemn oath to put their lives on the line for our country."

Trump is no fool, he knows his supporters like the back of his hand and he'll be almost impossible to beat in November...
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Almost Don? I’m calling it now, excluding possible massive faux pas, Trump is already impossible to beat in November - save the money, don’t even hold the vote and just give it to him again.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Almost Don? I’m calling it now, excluding possible massive faux pas, Trump is already impossible to beat in November - save the money, don’t even hold the vote and just give it to him again.
Aaron
If it were possible for Trump to stand a third time, I’d call that as well.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
If he wins by enough margin he might give changing the constitution a shot so that he can go again.
  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

Wow. Now I do not like or trust Michael Bloomberg in any way shape or form. Not least his stop and frisk policies in NY adversely affecting black and Latino males, him spending NY Tax Dollars opposing compensation for the Central Park 5 who were found not guilty through DNA, not to mention the racist speech he gave to a group in Aspen. Cannot stand that absolute throbber. But really some are clutching you pearls about what he said about blue collar workers? Idiotic as they were, really? And yet when some thing serious happens, like an innocent being shot by police and people protest it is shut up and get on with it.

Wow I would never thought I would hear the day that a 16 year old girl talking about Climate change would be deemed more dangerous than a immature narcissist with an attention span of a fish who has lied his way through this administration and have no regard for the rule of law or the Constitution. This is all about 2043. That why his is trying to get Supreme Court judges from the extreme right.

Just for the record I think it is likely that Trump will win. I am not going to call it however just yet.

Michael
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Almost Don? I’m calling it now, excluding possible massive faux pas, Trump is already impossible to beat in November - save the money, don’t even hold the vote and just give it to him again.
If it were possible for Trump to stand a third time, I’d call that as well.
michaelgm
Rumour has it that his daughter Ivanka is being groomed to run in 2024.Imagine Hillary's head exploding - the first woman President is a TRUMP, not a Clinton. Ka-BANG!
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Going on the arguments endorsed by Donald Trump, she would not be eligible.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Going on the arguments endorsed by Donald Trump, she would not be eligible.
justapassenger
The other possibility is Donald Trump Jr. who is also seemingly being groomed for a future in politics. You know Americans, they love their dynasties.
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Also ineligible, according to his dad.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Also ineligible, according to his dad.
justapassenger
Hey, Trumpy was the biggest joke going until he got elected.
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

Ivanka is eligible. She has mingled with leaders of the G7, and IMF. Has rubbed shoulders with royalty, and if one image is to be believed, she even had her own moon landing. Her husband would be secretary of state if she was President.

https://images.app.goo.gl/fenC4c7a8b8fwGN1A
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

Sounds like Elizabeth Warren won the latest Dem Debate.  She destroyed Bloomberg - he may as well save a few more $100 million, cut his losses, and quit now.  

Sanders seemed to go alright.  He's still the front-runner for the Dems at this stage.  Super Tuesday will be fascinating next month.

Biden had to deal with protesters who were upset with the deportations of illegal immigrants under Obama...

A Circus.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Presidential Election?  May the richest man win.
  davesvline Chief Commissioner

Location: 1983-1998
Perhaps they should have an age limit? I couldn’t seem to find one, but why do a good percentage of their politicians look like they should be on a home?? Certainly makes a mockery of their retirement age (IIRC is mid 60s thereabouts).

Before anyone sooks about “age discrimination” it’s probably not a bad idea in this case to consider if they’re seeking higher office, then 70 is probably not a bad number as a limit to be seeking that office. Is it fair to ask someone’s age be a reflection of perceived commitment/ability to serve the 4yr term??

The certainly seem to be 15-20 yrs alder than our lot, so I’m curious why is that??

Would voters here back someone of that age?? I’m not sure.

Regards
  justapassenger Chief Commissioner

Perhaps they should have an age limit? I couldn’t seem to find one, but why do a good percentage of their politicians look like they should be on a home??
davesvline
Maybe they are younger but just looking older thanks to the USA's inferior health system? US life expectancy is 76.3, five years less than Australia and a year less than the well resourced first world country of Lebanon.

One form of age discrimination is already deemed acceptable (POTUS must be more than 34 years old) so I don't see any reason that they couldn't also introduce a maximum age.

In Australia, I wouldn't mind seeing a maximum age for electoral nomination (age pension commencement age plus 1 year) and a maximum voting age introduced. I would suggest an appropriate point would be be the age pension commencement age plus 4 years (i.e. plus a full electoral term) with voting extended beyond that for those who continue to work more than 25 hours a week.
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

Bloomberg was tortured by Warren in his first debate. I would say he is DOA as far as his presidential campaign goes if this Murdoch report is to be believed.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/michael-bloombergs-460-million-humiliation-was-caused-by-one-thing-his-own-arrogance/news-story/19b29f9528dcc278698e23b085188fc2


Trump was gloating in his most recent appearance when responding to calls that Putin favours him as president in November.

Who doesn't?

I think the democrats have cried (Russian) wolf ... once too often, and nobody is listening any more.
  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

@ANR Wow is that what you believe. Democrats crying Wolf over Russia. Really? When the US own Intel has warned that Russia is meddling in the 2020 election. And what does Trump do. Sack the person who stated that info and placed another yes man with no experience.

Trump is egotistical, lying, racist git who is a traitor.

Please tell me what policies has Trump initiated apart from rolling back anti discrimination policies and that effing wall. Instead of empty rhetoric.

Michael
  CraigW Assistant Commissioner

@ANR Wow is that what you believe. Democrats crying Wolf over Russia. Really? When the US own Intel has warned that Russia is meddling in the 2020 election. And what does Trump do. Sack the person who stated that info and placed another yes man with no experience.

Trump is egotistical, lying, racist git who is a traitor.

Please tell me what policies has Trump initiated apart from rolling back anti discrimination policies and that effing wall. Instead of empty rhetoric.

Michael
mejhammers1
What I enjoy most about your comments is the emotion free, balanced viewpoint.

No prejudice, bias or bigoted talk of the sort you complain about from others.
  ANR Deputy Commissioner

Michael, I am calling it like it is.

Of course the Russians, Chinese, all and sundry try to influence elections outside their borders.

But, Trump likes a fight, and he is winning new fans and supporters because people genuinely feel he is in their corner. The economy is going well, and politically, the democrats are mired by their self-inflicted mess.
  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

@ANR Wow is that what you believe. Democrats crying Wolf over Russia. Really? When the US own Intel has warned that Russia is meddling in the 2020 election. And what does Trump do. Sack the person who stated that info and placed another yes man with no experience.

Trump is egotistical, lying, racist git who is a traitor.

Please tell me what policies has Trump initiated apart from rolling back anti discrimination policies and that effing wall. Instead of empty rhetoric.

Michael
What I enjoy most about your comments is the emotion free, balanced viewpoint.

No prejudice, bias or bigoted talk of the sort you complain about from others.
CraigW
Whatever CraigW.  I am talking about Trump. Why so defensive?

Russia is meddling, US Intel has warned about it, he did sack the very person who gave the information and placed a yes man with no intel experience whatsoever. These are just facts. No bias, no prejudice and had that been a Democrat I would have been just as hard. I have criticised that idiot Bloomberg, but again I guess you would not read that.

So, no comment from you about US Intel warning about more Russian interference, it is just, that mejhammers1 he is a bit emotional isn't he? Utter bollocks.

So, can you name a policy that Trump has initiated?

Michael
  mejhammers1 Chief Commissioner

Michael, I am calling it like it is.

Of course the Russians, Chinese, all and sundry try to influence elections outside their borders.

But, Trump likes a fight, and he is winning new fans and supporters because people genuinely feel he is in their corner. The economy is going well, and politically, the democrats are mired by their self-inflicted mess.
ANR
No you are not. You are defending the indefensible. Trump like a fight? Do us a favour. He is the most thinned skinned President there has been. If you believe that BS I have 2 pigs with wings I can sell you. The Republicans are now a hypocritical bunch of tossers.

The economy was going well from 2013, Obama was responsible for most of the reduction of especially Black Unemployment. Look up the US Bureau of Statistics. It is just carrying on under Trump.

Michael
  Radioman Chief Train Controller

Ivanka is eligible. She has mingled with leaders of the G7, and IMF. Has rubbed shoulders with royalty, and if one image is to be believed, she even had her own moon landing. Her husband would be secretary of state if she was President.

https://images.app.goo.gl/fenC4c7a8b8fwGN1A
ANR
Hello All,

to be eligible to be a US President or Vice President you must be born in the USA, and 35 years old at time of nomination, that is according to Article 2 of the US Constitution, so that rules out Ivanka !

Regards, Radioman

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