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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:34 AM

Trump, breaking with precedent, will not meet with American Nobel recipients



WASHINGTON — President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, will not personally greet the eight American Nobel laureates this year before they travel to Sweden in December to receive their prizes.

Not all the honorees are disappointed.

Two American Nobel Prize winners, when contacted by STAT, indicated they would not have attended a White House event even if invited. Columbia biophysicist Joachim Frank, awarded a Nobel in chemistry for his work in microscopy, said in an email he was “very relieved” when he learned there was no chance of an encounter with the president.

“I will not put my foot into the White House as long as Trump, Pence, or Ryan (i.e., the possible succession of impeachments) will occupy it,” Frank said. “I cannot speak for the others; don’t know them personally yet, but I strongly believe that as thinking intelligent people they will have a similar attitude as I.”

https://www.statnews.com/2017/11/13/white-house-nobel-ceremony/?utm_content=buffer99f1b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter_organic

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Miles Archer Nov 14 OP
leftynyc Nov 14 #1
treestar Nov 14 #2
justhanginon Nov 14 #6
leftynyc Nov 14 #13
Puzzler Nov 14 #23
Eyeball_Kid Nov 14 #7
Danascot Nov 14 #14
leftynyc Nov 14 #15
dixiegrrrrl Nov 14 #18
smirkymonkey Nov 14 #19
Doitnow Nov 14 #25
SergeStorms Nov 14 #34
spanone Nov 14 #3
NastyRiffraff Nov 14 #20
JDC Nov 14 #4
dalton99a Nov 14 #5
Girard442 Nov 14 #8
FakeNoose Saturday #39
Sanity Claws Nov 14 #9
raccoon Nov 14 #10
Tracer Nov 14 #12
FlaGranny Monday #42
dalton99a Monday #43
el_bryanto Nov 14 #11
BoneyardDem Nov 14 #21
el_bryanto Nov 14 #22
samnsara Nov 14 #29
Zambero Nov 14 #16
SonofDonald Nov 14 #17
Gothmog Nov 14 #24
Doitnow Nov 14 #26
C_U_L8R Nov 14 #27
samnsara Nov 14 #28
samnsara Nov 14 #30
MyOwnPeace Nov 14 #31
SummerSnow Nov 14 #32
Doitnow Nov 14 #33
ProudLib72 Nov 14 #35
WinkyDink Wednesday #36
miyazaki Wednesday #37
randr Friday #38
NNadir Saturday #40
MFM008 Sunday #41

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:35 AM

1. He's afraid to be around

people who are so much smarter than he is. Sniveling coward.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:36 AM

2. That's what I thought

And to continue to assure his followers that he has no respect for intellect.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:41 AM

6. That would probably make him pretty much a hermit.

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:06 AM

13. He pretty much is

He doesn't really have any friends and when in NY, he not out and about.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:20 PM

23. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde ...

“... [Trump] has many enemies, and none of his friends like him.”


-Puzzler

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:44 AM

7. He has the best brains.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:27 AM

14. Uh, Donald

Even when you're alone you're still not the smartest person in the room.

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Response to Danascot (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:28 AM

15. Now THAT is funny

Well done.

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Response to Danascot (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:29 AM

18. LOL....that's good....

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Response to Danascot (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:36 AM

19. I've known armchairs that could outwit him.

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Response to Danascot (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:36 PM

25. My husband would have called him a "rimless zero." Now can you imagine

something less than nothing?

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:29 PM

34. They say....

if you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit. That may work on Trump's base, but certainly not on Nobel laureates. Actually, that won't work on anyone with an IQ bigger than the average age of a girl Roy Moore "dates".

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:36 AM

3. he will never be anywhere near a Nobel Prize....and don't forget don, OBAMA WON ONE.

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:39 AM

20. "OBAMA WON ONE"

THAT is likely the main reason he won't meet with the winners.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:39 AM

4. The WH likes to minimize his contact w the outside

They keep him as insulated as possible. Especially from folks that are intelligent.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:40 AM

5. "Frankly, they're not making America great"

"Only I can make America great"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:51 AM

8. Nobel Laureates would be heard and believed when they say he's mentally deficient.

Can't have anyone next to him that won't STFU about what they see.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 18, 2017, 08:14 AM

39. I think they would have refused the invitation

Trump didn't want to be turned down, so he just didn't invite them.
Does this really matter? He won't be there much longer anyway.



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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:53 AM

9. He wants to avoid being snubbed and having that top the news cycle

He is a little snowflake who melts under criticism.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:56 AM

10. Gosh, he's making a bigly ugly face in that photo. nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:02 AM

12. Considering that his face is quite unattractive to begin with,

I've noticed that the media (especially online) finds the MOST ugly shots of The Asshole that they possibly can.

This photo is an great example. Some intern must have spent a whole minute or two looking for the "ugly shot".

(Or maybe it only took 10 seconds).

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Response to Tracer (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 20, 2017, 01:52 AM

42. Have you seen his official photo,

the one that is posted at the VA? He looks angry enough to kill someone, absolutely nasty looking.

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Response to FlaGranny (Reply #42)

Mon Nov 20, 2017, 04:23 AM

43. Trump likes to imitate his favorite author

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 09:57 AM

11. I think I'll need to take the rest of the day off to deal with the shock. Tomorrow too maybe.

A large part of his appeal is his anti-intellectualism. I don't understand that myself; it's like pretending being a good demolition derby driver means you are a safe driver.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:40 AM

21. Anti science.....appeals to his evangelical base

There are a lot more faith based voters I suppose?

Keeping them all happy but dumb, conspiratal and hysterical seems to be the M.O.

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Response to BoneyardDem (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:09 PM

22. I suppose I am a faith based voter as well

In that I do believe in God, but also in that I think there's some point to the future.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:58 PM

29. one of my best friends in grad school was a very religious woman..

...getting her masters in Anthropology! She went on to become a minister. I think science and religion...and facts...can co exist if the believer is self actualized and confident in their beliefs.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:55 AM

16. Meeting with Trump would be beneath their dignity

And Trump does not DESERVE the honor of greeting laureates that this precedent holds.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:55 AM

17. They would start whispering and talking behind his back

And he knows it, that's why he won't meet with them, he knows he's the one who doesn't belong in the same room with them.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:56 PM

24. Trump does not value intelligence or scholarship

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:38 PM

26. Stupid people don't know they are stupid.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:39 PM

27. Removing all doubt

Trump is an insignificant idiot.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:56 PM

28. because they know big words.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:59 PM

30. ..they will gossip about him in Latin...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:32 PM

31. IQ45 always

wants to be the "smartest" one in any room.

THAT is why he won't meet with the scientists - and why he won't visit any Kindergarten rooms with Miss Betsy!

At least "W" was meeting with students, finishing his reading lesson with his classmates, reading "The Pet Goat" while "protecting the US from foreign attacks!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:37 PM

32. I wouldn't want him there.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:39 PM

33. They probably speak in two-syllable words and he wouldn't understand them.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:45 PM

35. I'm boycotting science stuff till Dotard is a "no bell lariat", too

Who's down for breaking some beakers?

BTW: Do you know why Dotard is so upset with Joachim Frank, the Nobel winner for his work in microscopy? Because Frank finally invented a microscope powerful enough to let people see Dotard's brain. "I may only have one neuron, but it's the bigliest neuron ever!"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 07:26 PM

36. He doesn't believe they exist.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 07:37 PM

37. Afaic it spares them the embarrassment. n/t

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 09:54 AM

38. He is the antithesis of everthing that makes America Great!

Is he the anti Christ?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 18, 2017, 03:27 PM

40. When my son graduated from high school, he was given a Presidential Citation Award for high...

...honors students; a generic sort of thing that must go to all kinds of honors students around the country.

It was signed by Donald Trump.

We were all laughing a bit to receive a high honors award from the most stupid and ignorant president, if not ever, at least since Franklin Pierce...nah...even Pierce wasn't that stupid.

It's sad. It would have been a treasure if signed by the Wesleyan valedictorian, President Hillary Clinton. Now it's just a joke.

Why would some of the most intelligent Americans on the planet have any interest in being in the presence of an exceedingly stupid person, a corrupt racist pig with the mind and mentality of a five year old? I would be very surprised if the others didn't agree with Joachim Frank.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 04:01 AM

41. he doesnt DO

Science.

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