Trump vs. Negotiation

Various meanings/synonyms for the word “negotiate”:

Confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement

Arbitrate; Bargain; Discuss; Hash Out; Talk Over

From Wikipedia;

[Negotiation] is aimed to resolve points of difference, to gain advantage for an individual or collective, or to craft outcomes to satisfy various interests. It is often conducted by putting forward a position and making concessions to achieve an agreement. The degree to which the negotiating parties trust each other to implement the negotiated solution is a major factor in determining whether negotiations are successful.

End result of negotiations: Be successful, achieve a goal

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Related to his desire for a Border Wall, our (questionable) “Leader” has claimed on several occasions that he is willing to “negotiate” with those who oppose his project.

However, based on the meanings/definitions above, it appears to me there has been NO “negotiation” on the part of Trump (contrary to his claims). From every aspect, it has clearly been “my way or no way.” And to put clout behind his words, he shuts down the government and puts thousands and thousands of innocent people in financial distress.

Further, during discussions with his opponents, he has not once put forth an alternative. Not once has he been willing to discuss what his opponents have termed, Border Security. Not once has he indicated a willingness to adjust the monetary amount.

And there is little doubt the temporary “stay” related to the government shutdown was primarily done because his approval ratings were dropping. From all indications thus far, he has made NO changes in his original demands.

As one news source reported: “Mr. Trump, White House aides said, has been frustrated at everyone around him for not delivering a deal he can accept.” And we all know what “that deal” is.

Regrettably, it has become abundantly clear … the only solution to this issue is to give Trump what he wants because this is the only “negotiation” he understands.

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I’m Getting So Tired Of …

  • Incessant yapping of the neighbor’s dogs!!
  • People who don’t understand or want to understand the motive behind Kaepernick’s actions
  • Christians who verbally assault and assail non-believers on blogs (and elsewhere)
  • Trump’s ongoing, over-the-top lying and blustering
  • Trump’s criticism of everyone who doesn’t agree with him
  • People who deny climate change
  • The incessant commercials related to healthcare and drugs on TV
  • The ridiculous “See your doctor if …” comment on TV drug ads
  • TV movies that go nowhere
  • Individuals in law enforcement who use black people for target practice (and then cite “fear” as their motive)
  • Immigrant children being separated from their parents
  • So-called “white supremacy”
  • The arguments against abortion
  • The NRA and people who think guns are a necessity of life
  • Mass shootings/killings
  • Individuals in congress who will do/say anything to ensure future votes
  • The lack of care and concern for homeless people
  • The healthcare war on the poor

This isn’t all … but I would hate for anyone to say I’m a complainer. 🤣😈😇

What are you tired of?

Christian Love At Its Finest

The following is something I discovered in my SPAM folder (a VERY good place for it!) …

Nan, I fail to see why you cannot live out your life through your blog without being so incredibly offensive to Christians. You come across as incredibly egotistic, arrogant, brash, and holier than thou. You will never sway any true believer in Christ with this type of drivel.

Also, why don’t you spread the love and tell all the muslims how pathetic they are once in a while (or better yet publish insults against Allah), of course they may hunt you down and kill you for saying so…. but that’s par for the course.

I do not wish to give this person the satisfaction of a response; however, if any of my readers/followers would like to offer your thoughts, feel free.

Quick Lesson for Some of My Blog Followers

First, I want to say I appreciate every single one of you that has clicked the “Follow” button on my blog. And if you decide to also click the “Like” button after you’ve read a post, that’s even better! It’s exciting to know that what I write appeals to such a wide variety of readers. 🙂

But part of the pleasure in being a blogger are the “conversations” that follow a blog posting. In fact, “comments” are the lifeblood of blogs.

I realize that if you visit right after a post is published, the comment section is most likely blank. Only if you make a note to yourself to visit again at a later time will you know if anyone has offered an opinion on a topic. And in our busy lives, who wants to have to remember to do this?

However, there is a better way. Simply sign up for email notifications. Here’s how:

Type in https://wordpress.com/ into your browser (or click on the link). This will take you to a page that shows all the latest posting of the blogs you follow. You will also see the option to “Manage.”

Click on it and a drop-down list of the blogs you follow will appear. On the right of each blog name is the word “Settings.” Click on it. There you will find two options: one to receive an email whenever a new post is published (Immediately, Daily, or Weekly) and one to receive an email whenever a New Comment has been added.

I encourage you to mark the option to receive New Comments for this blog. That way, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in discussions on topics that interest you — and I would love to hear from you!

If you have any questions, click on the Contact link at the top of this blog and I’ll respond as quickly as possible.

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