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Fortune just released its list of the world's 50 greatest leaders. President Trump didn't make the cut.
 :snicker

https://theweek.com/speedreads/688043/fortune-just-released-list-worlds-50-greatest-leaders-president-trump-didnt-make-cut

On Thursday, Fortune released its fourth annual list of the world's 50 greatest leaders, and there's one name glaringly absent from the list. Theo Epstein, whose Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year curse in November, tops the ranks of the greatest global leaders in business, government, philanthropy, and the arts, followed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Pope Francis, Melinda Gates, and Jeff Bezos, the Amazon chief and owner of The Washington Post. Not making the Top 50 is President Trump.

Trump's second national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, made the cut, coming in at No. 7 with this question: "What will happen if and when his adamantly independent thinking conflicts with his duty of loyalty to the president"? Also in the Top 50: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of Trump's top Republican critics (No. 9); German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Western hemisphere's anti-Trump (No. 10); Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), one of Trump's last GOP primary rivals (No. 12); and a chorus of other people who famously don't see eye-to-eye with Trump, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (No. 31), comedian Samantha Bee (No. 19), and LeBron James (No. 11).

So how did the nominal leader of the free world not make the cut? "Remember as you scan our list that we evaluate each leader within his or her own field of endeavor," Fortune's Geoff Colvin says in his introduction. He began his introduction with the glaring visibility of "tarnished leaders" today, mentioning ousted Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Trump himself, whose "approval ratings are lower than those of any new president for whom such polling exists."

Colvin also listed the three characteristics that great leaders must promote, including that they "acknowledge reality and offer hope," and "build bridges." "As the acerbity of political discourse threatens to infect the whole culture," he writes, "the best leaders stay refreshingly open to other views, engaging opponents constructively rather than waging war." Well, there's always the new Forbes Billionaires List, where Trump at least made the Top 554.
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Sports Forum / Re: Atlanta's Mercedes Stadium
« Last post by JAG89 on Today at 03:37:16 AM »
They look at replacing the roof without the retractable roof section versus replacing the roof with the retractable roof section. 

Renovated roof without retractable roof section - $394 million

Renovated roof with retractable roof section - $860 million, which was $88 million less than a new stadium.

It's not rocket science to see that the impact of that tornado in 2008 was a major determining factor for replacing the Georgia Dome. 

The big difference in the Georgia Dome versus the Superdome, the Superdome's roof would need way more than 150 miles per hour wind force to make its super-structure (structural steel) move, which is why the $450 million that is being spent to renovate it is way more feasible than building an entire new stadium that's upward of like $1.2 billion.

https://www.nola.com/news/business/article_87d2592b-2b7e-5b66-a18c-323e36ce0bee.html
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Sports Forum / Re: Atlanta's Mercedes Stadium
« Last post by bluedog on Today at 03:08:36 AM »
Why do some people insist on saying that 2008 tornado that hit downtown Atlanta had nothing to with as a determining factor for replacing the Georgia Dome when there is clear proof in the feasibility study that done to renovate with an entire new roof the Georgia Dome versus the building a new stadium???  The report doesn't have to say tornado for one to see that the cable roof of the Georgia Dome was a major items of concern.  When the cantilever columns that supported the cable roof started to sway 3 to 4 feet in each direction, it was definitely one of those 'oh sh!t' moments in the Georgia Dome.  Plain and simple, structural supported roof section are not supposed to sway 3 to 4 feet in each direction. That's way to much stress and strain on steel columns.

Feasibility Study:

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument%3Fid%3D7167&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwj9zpD06bjjAhWOKM0KHcwSDHUQFjABegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw1E5Uk5okaCqb8yJz3yaLsw

News Article:

http://www.designcurial.com/news/gwcc-unveils-georgia-dome-feasibility-study-proposals-by-populous

Clear evidence that some us don't like to read reports that concerns the future development of our cities and states.  Also, the report was completed in 2010, which means they had to have started looking at this two years ago in 2008.
Wow!
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Sports Forum / Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium
« Last post by JAG89 on Today at 02:56:16 AM »
Why do some people insist on saying that 2008 tornado that hit downtown Atlanta had nothing to with as a determining factor for replacing the Georgia Dome when there is clear proof in the feasibility study that was done to renovate with an entire new roof of the Georgia Dome versus building a new stadium???  The report doesn't have to say tornado for one to see that the cable roof of the Georgia Dome was a major item of concern.  When the cantilever columns that supported the cable roof started to sway 3 to 4 feet in each direction, it was definitely one of those 'oh sh!t' moments in the Georgia Dome.  Plain and simple, structural supported roof section are not supposed to sway 3 to 4 feet in each direction. That's way to much stress and strain on steel columns. Bolts connecting the columns to their concrete base could have easily sheared off.

Feasibility Study:

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument%3Fid%3D7167&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwj9zpD06bjjAhWOKM0KHcwSDHUQFjABegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw1E5Uk5okaCqb8yJz3yaLsw

News Article:

http://www.designcurial.com/news/gwcc-unveils-georgia-dome-feasibility-study-proposals-by-populous

Clear evidence that some us don't like to read reports that concerns the future development of our cities and states.  Also, the report was completed in 2010, which means they had to have started looking at this two years ago in 2008.
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Politics / Re: TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN ON CRITICISM OF AMERICA HATERS
« Last post by Ken on Today at 02:16:18 AM »
And most blacks were here before the trump family 
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Politics / Re: I have received my American Hero Shirt
« Last post by CU1994 on Today at 02:01:33 AM »
Link
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General Discussion Forum / Re: Stop it now!
« Last post by Capler on Today at 01:55:53 AM »
So Cap looks like a struck match and uses Kiwi as lotion.  :shrug: :lol:

It's people like you who gave people like me a complex. You held yourself above everybody because your light mother and jet black daddy produced a son who was half a shade lighter than his brothers and sisters. Did she say you were her pretty baby boy,  while your brother and sister looked for ways to cut you from the family? Remember when your older sister tried to give you to the South Carolina which doctor? Yeah, I bet you forgot about that. Oh and that little so called accident at the swimming hole, .... ask your black brother about that one.
Hey don't get mad at me if your mommy/cousin and your daddy/cousin genetics made you shoe black.  :shrug: By the way your lie., I mean story would have been more believable if everyone didn't know I was born and raised in Alabama and not South Carolina.  :snicker

There you go again thinking your doo doo brown is more superior than my Kiwi shoe polish black. All I want to know is, do you put on sun screen before you go out? I bet white folk got you thinking you will burn.
Sun will burn you no matter how dark or how light you are.  Cap you act like you are so black when you sit in you car the oil light comes on. :lol:

How many dark-skinned people you ever known to get sun burned, zero? And trust, field negroes have a long history with the sun, and not one has ever been burned. To hear you tell it, slaves were sitting around with bottles of Coppertone.  Also Que, I hope you know you butchered the hell out of that joke. It is supposed to go like this;  'Cap you act like you are so black when you get out of your car the oil light comes on. That shows how complicit you are to the plight of dark skinned people. You think we get sunburn and you told the joke all wrong.  :brickwall: You must be dark, because a yella nig- would know how to land that particular joke with a vengeance.  :nod:
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Politics / Re: TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN ON CRITICISM OF AMERICA HATERS
« Last post by CU1994 on Today at 01:55:41 AM »
While I liked what the 4 Congresswomen said today, I wish they had mentioned the American carnage the traitor claimed, then pointed out his saying America wasn’t great, etc. 

You got to put him on defense.  It would have been slick if they just rolled a video of his talking points saying those things and then left the press conference.

Exactly
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