The games are on !!

ksazma posted:

Leonora gyal, that is only because he didn't dare say why he like them. But rose wouldn't have been my choice of word.

Another thing, it may be dangerous for a man to say his woman is valuable because she is a cook or a maid.

Sadly, he died shortly after that conversation. He loved to drink, and one day did so forgetting he had taken medication, then had a massive heart attack. Young guy, gone too soon, but he enjoyed life. He was a land surveyor from West Coast Demerara.

ba$eman posted:
Tola posted:

Among six friends who grew up together in Guyana and moved decades ago to different countries, the ones who moved to the US developed the most selfish attitude, with less compassion for others.

It must be the selfish atmosphere of the place that change people.

Nah joker.  You have a personal dislike for the US and, as such, you see what you want to see in the country and the people.  In your demented thinking, you backed in to a logic on US people to fit your foregone conclusion by judging some attribute in a friend!

America has all types, the selfish, the altruistic, the giving and the taking!

Your simplistic conclusion reflects the shallowness in your thinking.  This usually is synonymous with a lowered IQ, other words dunce!!

Specifically Baseboard, I was speaking about  you and your selfish attitude, as described by your neighbours.  

Like your lame-brain hero in Guyana and another in the U.S.  Anyone who has a different opinion  by your standard is wrong. I can see why the US warped your mind, which is very different from one of the best country we live in, call Canada.  

 The US  kick-out people in need and we take them in. That alone tells  a lot about the selfish  mind of Trump and the US administration. The US is country of war and disharmony, while Canada, who initiated  the UN Peace Corps, is a country of peace and harmony.  You might want to research how many Americans moved  to Canada, after Trump got elected. So stop speaking from your ass and learn some history.   .

Your problem is, you worship two of the worse leaders, Jagdeo and Trump. Based on what Jagdeo and his gang did to a lot of  people in Guyana,  he might never  win another election and his rich friends are in jail, waiting for him.  Regarding  Trump, well, the federal grand jury will decide, if his ass is grass like Nixon. Trump tells too many little lies, by a big white liar.

Bhai, get off your intellectual  pedestal, before you fall down and break your ass. Also, stop the late night drinking, because its difficult to understand your writing.  

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Stephen A. Schwarzman, chief executive of the Blackstone Group, meeting with President Trump in April.CreditPool photo by Olivier Douliery

President Trump’s main council of top corporate leaders disbanded on Wednesday following the president’s controversial remarks in which he equated white nationalist hate groups with the protesters opposing them. Soon after, the president announced on Twitter that he would end his executive councils, “rather than put pressure” on executives.

The quick sequence began late Wednesday morning when Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chief executive of the Blackstone Group and one of Mr. Trump’s closest confidants in the business community, organized a conference call for members of the president’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

On the call, the chief executives of some of the largest companies in the country debated how to proceed.

After a discussion among a dozen prominent C.E.O.s, the decision was made to abandon the group altogether, said people with knowledge of details of the call.

The council included Laurence D. Fink of BlackRock, Ginni Rometty of IBM, Rich Lesser of the Boston Consulting Group and Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic, among others.

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“Intolerance, racism and violence have absolutely no place in this country and are an affront to core American values,” said a statement released by the council. “We believe the debate over forum participation has become a distraction from our well-intentioned and sincere desire to aid vital policy discussions on how to improve the lives of everyday Americans. As such, the president and we are disbanding the forum.”

Before the president’s announcement, executives from his manufacturing council were expected to have a similar call Wednesday afternoon. The manufacturing panel has seen a wave of defections since Monday, as business chiefs who had agreed to advise the president determined that his remarks left them with no choice but to walk away.

 

But the president’s equivocating in the wake of the outburst of white nationalist violence in Charlottesville was too much for the C.E.O.s to bear.

“He had put them in a very difficult position,” said Anat R. Admati, a professor of finance and economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. “This has ruined his relationships with some of them.”

On Monday, after Mr. Trump’s initial response to the violence, Kenneth C. Frazier, the chief executive of drugmaker Merck, resigned from the manufacturing council. For much of the day Mr. Frazier was alone in his opposition, but that night, two more C.E.O.s, from Under Armour and Intel, left the same group.

Then on Tuesday, three leaders of labor and nonprofit business groups left the council. And in a rebuke to the president, the chief executive of Walmart made public a letter to employees in which is explicitly criticized Mr. Trump’s leadership.

Presidential advisory councils are largely ceremonial, meant to give the business community a line in with the White House. But in the Trump administration, the councils have become politically charged entities, as the executives in the groups have routinely been asked to defend the president’s unpopular opinions and policies.

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Moreover, the panels have not been seen to be particularly effective. After a few high profile events for the groups early in the Mr. Trump’s presidency, there have been few meetings since, and none more are planned.

“So far they haven’t done much,” Ms. Admati said. “They had a few meetings with a bunch of fanfare, but it was more symbolic than anything else.”

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