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Old 04-27-2011, 11:41 PM
 
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In the past we've always had politicians run for president, but now we have the CEO for one of the largest corporations in the world, a man who holds a conglomerate on the real estate industry, who is running for president. Is this the beginning of a new era for the United States, and in turn, the world? The "dystopian" (or utopian, depending on how you look at it) worlds depicted in science fiction always had the corporations controlling the government from behind the scenes, but in real life are the first steps towards that future up front and in the spotlight? What do you think?
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:13 AM
 
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Trump's company is by far not one of the largest in the world and he isn't even a suscessful business man by world standards.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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In the past we've always had politicians run for president, but now we have the CEO for one of the largest corporations in the world, a man who holds a conglomerate on the real estate industry, who is running for president. Is this the beginning of a new era for the United States, and in turn, the world? The "dystopian" (or utopian, depending on how you look at it) worlds depicted in science fiction always had the corporations controlling the government from behind the scenes, but in real life are the first steps towards that future up front and in the spotlight? What do you think?
I think you forgot about Perot and no, Thrumps company isn't one of the largest, yes, he is huge in the business world, but not quite what you are thinking. Plus, he won't be elected anyway so it is probably a moot point. At least I don't think he will be.

Nita
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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We'll probably announce it with a bankruptcy.
Seems to be his MO.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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In the past we've always had politicians run for president
I wouldn't call people like George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and Dwight D. Eisenhowser "politicians" when they ran for President. But otherwise I understand your point.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:04 AM
 
Location: texas
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In the past we've always had politicians run for president, but now we have the CEO for one of the largest corporations in the world, a man who holds a conglomerate on the real estate industry, who is running for president. Is this the beginning of a new era for the United States, and in turn, the world? The "dystopian" (or utopian, depending on how you look at it) worlds depicted in science fiction always had the corporations controlling the government from behind the scenes, but in real life are the first steps towards that future up front and in the spotlight? What do you think?

Haven't we already been heading down this path for awhile now?
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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George Washington was a successful businessman. You got something against people who have actually ACCOMPLISHED something?
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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I wouldn't call people like George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and Dwight D. Eisenhowser "politicians" when they ran for President. But otherwise I understand your point.
Why was George Washington "hanging around" the meeting place when independence was being discussed?
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Yes .... imagine having a British citizen as President.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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He won't. Anyone who says he will doesn't know what they're talking about.
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