Really, Americans?


Congratulations, United States, you’re about to elect a mysoginistic, racist, anti-science, anti-vaccine, climate change denier as President. He’s also a guy who thinks only of himself, will erode the educational, scientific, and medical systems of the United States. Markets around the world are already dropping. 

Wow. Well, good luck. 

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23 thoughts on “Really, Americans?”

  1. Not a Trump fan by any means… but I have to ask…

    Congratulations, United States, you’re about to elect a mysoginistic,

    … well I won’t argue this given his comments.

    racist,

    Maybe… that’s debatable, but I can understand both sides.

    anti-science,

    Based on what? Source please?

    anti-vaccine,

    Again, based on what?

    climate change denier as President.

    This could be true, but do you have a source?

    He’s also a guy who thinks only of himself, will erode the educational, scientific, and medical systems of the United States.

    This is pure propaganda and strictly opinion… Come on…

    Markets around the world are already dropping.

    This is true, but that’s hardly his fault, take that up with WallStreet Markets.

      1. Hmm, well thanks for the links, it certainly helps.
        As for the Asian Markets… honestly, I don’t see that as a bad thing, given that the majority of them are in China… and we know how they treat their workers…

  2. Gonna just respond to the market comment because I noticed this specific point being focused on while the election results were coming in and being decided, but it was rarely mentioned in actual context of the market and more of a general “Ohhh no!”. I’d like to provide some context though with what limited understanding I have, mostly my opinion from observations…

    Futures are very specific and are mostly a prediction of sentiment. The impact to the market will be better understood when the market closes later today or even this week. What is being discounted in the conversation involving the markets is that the DOW (and others) were possibly overvalued prior to election day. This last weekend, the Dow went up about +270$ during off-hours trading alone.

    So, while Futures predict a downwards trend, the Dow is going down from a high peak since early October and it’s been in a belt of 18k$, which is up from where it was this summer being near 17k$ in June. The Dow actually has already been trending downwards in the weeks leading to the election with a sudden uptick due to that weekend trading going into this week specifically.

    If the futures predict anywhere from a -500 to -800 drop and are correct in their prediction, then the Dow will be back to where it was for a good portion of early 2016 and still up from Jan-Feb 2016 when it was rising from the 16k range after a plummet of about -1,437 at the end of 2015. It’s important to take in the larger picture too that the Dow is generally the highest it’s been since 2008, though it’s been hovering between 16k-18k since 2014.

    What will truly be telling is where the Dow will be this time, next year. Events like elections spook some investors, but it doesn’t cause catastrophic drops like actual bubble bursts are capable of (like during the subprime mortgage crisis).

    1. I did notice that the markets recovered the next day. It will be interesting to see where things go over the next year. I find the numbers and trends interesting to follow, but I don’t know much about investing or the markets.

      1. Yeah, it’ll be a lot easier to tell any kind of impact in the next year when it comes to the markets – though there is a bubble right now and that probably will have to pop in order for a significant recovery to happen. The markets can be pretty complex, there are a lot of moving parts, which is why context is necessary to gain a decent understanding of impact.

        It’s pretty impressive that the Dow hit all-time highs this week though. The speed and volume on the markets during the ‘Trump Jump’ was mind-boggling. There’s some real heavy-hitters moving their money around, mostly into infrastructure.

        I’m an Independent, so I’m looking forward to the potentially positive changes Trump might bring for the US economy and infrastructure; both of which desperately need attention at this point in time. I was a campaign organizer for Obama in 2008 and I’m plenty happy that Trump won this election cycle. It’s all about context and priorities. I believe a lot of Americans who didn’t or couldn’t vote, probably would have voted for Trump anyways. That’s just where America is, at the moment, and it might even be what the country needs for this or that reasons. Time will tell.

        1. Yes, time will tell. It could also go the complete opposite direction. From here in Canada, we’re wondering how this will affect our economy and relations with the US. Our Prime Minister is the polar opposite of Trump, so it’ll be interesting to see.

        1. The numbers looked kind of strange, though. The same number of Republicans voted as usual, but fewer Democrats voted than usual. At least the graph that I saw said that.

            1. Well, it certainly isn’t going anywhere right now. It keeps getting more bizarre, especially with Trump threatening to do so many things that would violate the constitution.

  3. Not thrilled about it either, but I realize the only reason he got elected was that Clinton is seen as less trustworthy. I’m not sure that perception is wrong. Honestly I can’t trust either one of them and voted third party. He’ll probably be out by the next election as long as the Democrats can get it together and not put all their strength behind a candidate that’s as sketchy as she was.

    I doubt it’ll be an easy ride for the Republican party either. They do have a majority in our Congress but not quite enough of one to pass their laws easily. And Trump and the rest of the party have been at odds for so long I doubt he’ll be their rubber stamp. It’s candidates like this that illustrate the need for the checks and balances system that we have.

    I’m focusing on the positives. The strongest third party we have didn’t get the required vote percentage for federal funding but they DID quadruple their votes over last term. So that shows people are getting tired of the two-party system we have. There’s a Libertarian candidate near me that got 33% of the popular vote in his local district. Not enough to win obviously, but a third of the vote for a third party is huge.

    Our legislators are more diverse after this election. There’s a Muslim-American refugee woman in the Minnesota state legislature: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ilhan-omar-america-first-somali-american-muslim-woman-legislator-is-elected-a7406391.html

    So, there’s some good to be found.

    1. It’ll be interesting to see how things go. However, I find that the most alarming thing is that the VP thinks homosexuality can be treated with electric shocks and thinks smoking isn’t unhealthy. The head of the EPA is a climate change denier. The Secretary of Education is a young earth creationist.

      1. There has been some speculation that the VP pick was a way for Trump to ensure he wouldn’t get assassinated, because those who would be inclined to do so wouldn’t want Pence to step up in his place. I’m not sure they’re wrong.

        This is all scary to me too. I’m holding on to that optimistic hope that checks and balances will kick in, and the Republican party in Congress doesn’t actually have enough of a majority to just do whatever they want.

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