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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:04 AM

Stephen Hawking: I don't feel welcome in Trump's America

Source: Newsweek




20 MAR 2017 AT 07:41 ET

Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s leading scientists, has said he no longer feels welcome in the United States under Donald Trump’s administration.

“I would like to visit again and to talk to other scientists, but I fear that I may not be welcome,” Hawking said Monday in an interview on U.K. TV show Good Morning Britain.

“Trump was elected by people who felt disenfranchised by the governing elite in a revolt against globalization,” he added. “His priority will be to satisfy his electorate, who are neither liberal nor that well informed.”

In particular, Hawking criticized Trump’s approach to environmental policy. “Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it’s one we can prevent. It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his second term. God forbid,” he said.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/stephen-hawking-i-dont-feel-welcome-in-trumps-us/

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Reply Stephen Hawking: I don't feel welcome in Trump's America (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 20 OP
IronLionZion Mar 20 #1
mwooldri Mar 20 #4
IronLionZion Mar 20 #5
muriel_volestrangler Mar 20 #6
world wide wally Mar 20 #2
Kimchijeon Mar 20 #3
VWolf Mar 20 #9
Hortensis Mar 20 #10
VWolf Mar 20 #14
Hortensis Tuesday #18
Liberalagogo Mar 20 #7
thbobby Mar 20 #8
elmac Mar 20 #11
J_William_Ryan Mar 20 #12
Old Vet Mar 20 #13
yurbud Mar 20 #17
LiberalLovinLug Mar 20 #15
WhiteTara Mar 20 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:07 AM

1. Brilliant, disabled, climate change

that's 3 strikes. In Trump's America, one strike will get you thrown out.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:00 AM

5. He got the US Presidential Medal of Freedom

from President Obama. He has tons of awards from several countries but no knighthood yet.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:01 AM

6. I'm pretty sure the lack of a knighthood means he's turned it down

Some people do, because they don't like formal titles. He was made a Companion of Honour in 1989, and those are considerably rarer (no more than 65 at a time) than knighthoods: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Companions_of_Honour

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:12 AM

2. Has Trump told us how much smarter he is tha Stephen Hawking yet?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:41 AM

3. Oh I'm sure he will

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:47 AM

9. I can see the tweet ....

Hawking. Overrated scientist. Racist. Only interested in black holes. SAD

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Response to VWolf (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:56 AM

10. LOL. It's at rallies where Rump could be really offensive.

Tweets are so limiting. Sad!

But, seriously. I once naively tried to attend a Hawking appearance in Pasadena. People flew cross country to attend. The crowds outside were too big to get close enough to see the screen set up. Sad! His conservative admirers are going to be conflicted. Seems there shouldn't be trumpster scientists and mathematicians, but of course there are. As for engineers,...

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:03 PM

14. Proud liberal engineer, right here! n/t

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Response to VWolf (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:48 AM

18. I almost took the time hedge that,

lol. We knew liberal engineers when my husband worked at JPL also, but he makes, and keeps, friends with everyone. A couple of the others still share some of that noise down the rabbit hole via their email lists.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:25 AM

7. His priority will be to satisfy his electorate....

Nope, he's already busy stabbing them in the back. Along with the stabbing the rest of us in the front.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:31 AM

8. Like Einstein

Einstein didn't feel welcome in Nazi Germany. America great again?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:23 PM

11. Living in a 99.9% fascist community

I know how he feels. Its like living behind enemy lines.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:28 PM

12. There are US citizens

who don't feel welcome in Trump's America.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:37 PM

13. Honestly, How many trump supporters would even know who Stephen Hawking is ?

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:23 PM

17. He's the Christian brother of the guy who plays Trump on SNL

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:36 PM

15. Trumps response:




His voters response to Trumps response:

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:20 PM

16. I don't feel welcome here either,

Stephen. This is not a welcoming place.

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