In the early hours of this morning, Donald Trump won the 2016 US election, making him the current President-Elect of the US. Even though he won't be the active president until his inauguration in January, people have taken to social media to share their opinions, rants and memes.
The people wanted change and that's what they voted for. Unfortunately, over 11,000 people voted for a very big change by voting for a dead gorilla called Harambe. The problem the US government will face in the future is that congress is almost equally split, which will affect the time and quality of decision-making.
Q) How do you feel about the results?
I asked people on Facebook and Twitter how they feel about Trump being elected. Here are some of the replies on Twitter:
@skidog75: We, as a nation, voted in a horrible human being because he was white, male, and a celebrity.
@ShadowLiberty76: The American people stood up and expressed their feelings. We have had enough of mercenary wars and political correctness globalization BS.
@BrockwayVoila: I'm not surprised he won. We seem hell-bent on a new world order, a mob reaction against globalisation and neo-liberalism, but there can be an alternative to Trump, there are other ways of achieving equality & fairness in the world rather than this.
Q) What do you think about these comments?
Here are some replies from Facebook:
Holly: I hope he can help America but he's a rude guy, I think that the public should have used their third box vote for Bernie! Politics is madness!
Kirsty: Trump is a twit. He mocks disabled people and calls deaf people retards. Wish he wasn't president.
Nathan: We hoped Obama would change America, he couldn't. Trump is just one man, like Obama he won't get anything past the Houses of Congress, he's just another face, business as usual.
Q) What do you think about these comments from Facebook?
The debate on whether we should have a sugar tax is still an ongoing one, as it brings its own complications. Recently, though, the NHS has been asking its staff and members of the public whether their hospitals should introduce a sugar tax or ban sugary drinks completely.
Chief Executive Simon Stevens says that the main reason for this is because NHS hospitals should “practise what they preach”. As well as this, the tax money raised is estimated at £20-40 million each year, which could go towards paying for more life-saving staff and machines.
Q) Do you think there should be a sugar tax in the UK?
Source: BBC News
A few months ago, Daniel Craig stated that he no longer wants to be James Bond. So, there needs to be a new agent to take his place. Some unnamed sources have said that some actors are having secret meetings with the producers of the Bond movies:
- Tom Hiddleston, who starred in Thor and The Avengers.
- Idris Elba, who also starred in Thor and Luther.
- Priyanka Chopra, who's an Indian actress starring in the new Baywatch.
- Damian Lewis, who starred in Homeland and Dreamcatcher.
- Gillian Anderson, who starred in The X Files and Hannibal.
- Henry Cavill, who starred in Batman VS Superman and Man of Steel.
- Emilia Clarke, who starred in Me Before You and Voice from the Stone.
- Aidan Turner, who starred in The Hobbit movies.
- Elizabeth Banks, who starred in Pitch Perfect and The Hunger Games.
Q) What do you think of those choices?
Q) If you could choose anyone to play Bond, who would it be? (Obama)
Q) Can a female play Bond?
Source: Buisness Insider
During the EU Referendum, Time Martin, the owner of Weatherspoons, used his pubs to spread his opinions on why he believed his customers should vote Leave. This is very usual for any UK store to do.
Now though, he has said to the media that believes the drinking age should be lowered to 16. He says that doing so will encourage safe drinking habits in teenagers, allowing them to be introduced to the pub culture at a younger age.
Q) Do you think the drinking age should be lowered in pubs?
Source: The Sun
Recently, Microsoft held an event, where they released and showed some of the latest products they've created. While Microsoft isn’t really known for innovation, they certainly showed that they've been thinking outside the box.
The first item they announced was an update for Windows 10, which is aimed at creators. This includes a new version of Paint, which now allows you to paint in 3D. They've also created a social network, so that 3D creators can share their models, as well as 3D print each other's models.
Q) What's your opinion on 3D software? Is it the future or is just a trend?
Another big announcement was a new computer, which is called Surface Studio. Instead of having the computer in the monitor, it's a little box that holds up the monitor, via an adjustable hinge.
They've re-designed their keyboard and mouse for this product, as well as adding a wheel-like gadget. This can be used for different purposed, depending on what software you're using.
Q) Have you seen this new computer? What are your thoughts?
Q) Are you more of Apple guy or a Microsoft guy, or are you in the middle?
Source: The Verge
Even though Apple held a keynote in September, they held another one just a few days ago, so that they could release even more technology goodness to the world.
The thing they focused a lot on was Apple TV. Twitter has teamed up with Apple, so that you can now stream sports, news, shows etc. while having Twitter's feed along side of it. This is so you can enjoy what you're watching, as well as engaging with others who are watching the same thing as you.
Q) Are you fan of Apple TV?
Apple also announced a new MacBook Pro laptop. As always, it's their thinnest, lightest, fastest laptop. But they've now redesigned the UI by: making the track pad double the size; making the keys thinner and feel more responsive; and adding a thin touch bar at the top, which offers different buttons, depending on what software you're using.
Q) A lot of people now believe that the innovation Apple to Microsoft. Do you agree?