Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2016

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15 comentarios:

  1. Today I am going to talk about the new president of the USA, Donald John Trump. He is an American businessman, reality television personality, and politician who is President-elect of the United States as well as chairman and president of The Trump Organization. During his career, Trump has built office towers, hotels, casinos, golf courses, and other branded facilities worldwide.

    This man is famous since many reasons. For example, he has become popular, because during his campaign for the Presidency in 2016, he has made discriminatory speeches to the south Americans, saying that he would build a wall in the boundary between Mexico and USA. Another reason is that he has defeated all the other candidates with no support from his political party, Republican Party.

    Donald Trump has been elected in 2016 and he has defeated Hillary Clinton although he had crazy ideas such as building a wall or deporting Muslims. This fact doesn’t mean that Americans has become crazy, probably it means that they want a change in politics in his country.

    To sum up, Donald John Trump will be the President of the USA for the next 4 years at least. I hope he won’t make his mad projects or at least that the congress doesn’t allow him.

    By: WILLIAM : ))

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  3. In this comment I am going to speak about the new president of the United States. Donald Trump, is a politician, writer, businessman and was the presenter of some realities.

    On the one hand, his campaign to obtain the candidacy to the White House for the elections of 2016 was characterized from the beginning by a great media attention at national and international level.

    On the other hand, some of the changes that the new president wants to realize are the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and a hard policy against illegal immigration, besides a temporary prohibition of the entrance of Muslims in the United States.

    Finally, from my point of view, I don't agree and I think that these changes that will make will cause many controversies in the United States. In the news I have seen that Americans have been on the street for three days fighting for Trump not to be named president, therefore the American society is already reacting.

    Paola Ruiz 1 Bach A

  4. I am going to talk about the new USA president. Donald Trump is a rich businessman. In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president as a Republican and quickly emerged as the front-runner for his party's nomination. In May 2016, his remaining Republican rivals suspended their campaigns, and in July he was formally nominated for president at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Trump's campaign received unprecedented media coverage and international attention. Several rallies during the primaries were accompanied by protests. Following Trump's victory in the general election, he began transitioning to his administration. At 70 years old, he will be the oldest person to assume the presidency.

    The republican won the election the last week to Hillary Clinton. For many people he is doesn't a good president for the USA; one of the reason is that Donald Trump wants to build a wall against Mexicans and he wants to drive all immigrants out of the USA. I'm desagree with Donzald Trump, because the immigrants are victims and go to USA for search work. So Spain is in desagree and worried with Donald Trump because ours have many businesses there and for us is very important USA and the new president.


  5. I am going to write about the new US president. Donald John Trump was born on 14th June, 1946 in NY. He is an American businessman, politician and even a reality personality and writer. In fact, he has his own Star of Fame in the mytical Hollywood Walk of the Fame. Since he is the President-elect, he is going to be the 45th president of the history of the USA on 20th January 2017.
    What can we say about his personal life? He has been married twice. Nowadays he is married with Melania Trump, who is famous for her career as a model. He has five children and also eight grandchildren.

    On the one hand, he is president of Trump Organisation and founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. He also bought shares in the Miss World Organisation. He has built many office towers, hotels, casinos…

    On the other hand, his campaing to the White House has been caracterized by all his polemic declarations like building a wall at the frontier between Mexico and the USA, saying inappropriate things about South American people in his speeches… He is such a wealthy man that he hasn’t needed any support from the Republican Party.

    All in all, many Americans hope that he doesn’t carry out his projects during the next four years, but people might have chosen him because they wanted to change some things.

    Andrea Gutiérrez López 1BACH A

  6. The billionaire businessman Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States to get over the 270 Electoral College votes, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    Donald John Trump , born June 14, 1946 is the President-elect of the United States and an American businessman. In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president as a Republican and quickly emerged as the front-runner for his party's nomination. His rivals suspended their campaigns in May 2016, and in July he was formally nominated at the party convention. Trump won the general election on November 8, 2016, by earning more Electoral College votes than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote.

    Donald Trump is a racist, homophobic, xenophobic person. I really hate he because he is a very bad person, I think the people of the United States are stupid because they voted for donald trump

    Trump's populist positions in opposition to illegal immigration and various trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership,earned him support especially among white blue-collar voters and voters without college degrees.Some of his remarks were controversial and helped his campaign garner extensive coverage by the mainstream media, trending topics, and social media.

    Jose Manuel Diaz España 1ºBach A

  7. I´m going to write about Donald Trump, probably the most important man of 2016.

    Donald Trump was born in New York, where he received a degree in economics in 1968. He expanded the business, building casinos, his own towers, he has also owned the Miss USA contest and He has appeared in many reality, tv series and film, nowdays He´s one of the richest person in the world by forbes

    When he announced his candidacy for president nobody expected he to win, because of his populist positions, as his opposition to the inmigration, but, by the time he started to be famous and famous, I thought that it was a joke but not, it wasn´t.

    In my opinion neither Hillary nor Trump were good presidents of Usa, but Hillary is less worse than he, but I agree with Pau Gasol, who said that we have to give him a chance, because we don´t know what he´s going to do

    We´ll see if He makes America great again

    Eduardo Pérez Muelas 1ºA Bach

  8. I am going to talk about the new USA president. Donald Trump was born on 14th June, 1946 in NY. He is an American businessman, politician and writer. He is the 45th president of the history of the USA on 20th January 2017. Trump announced his candidacy for president as a Republican under the slogan "We are going to make our country great again". His campaign to obtain the republican candidacy to the White House for the choices of 2016 met characterized from his beginning by a great attention due to the succession of polemic declarations on the part of Trump. His more repeated offers consist of the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and a politics it lasts against the illegal immigration, besides a prohibition Of the Muslims entry in the United States.

    He is president of Trump Organisation and founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. He also bought shares in the Miss World Organisation.

    Donald Trump is a racist, homophobic, xenophobic person.Hillary Clinton had mas votes that, but I gain in the principal states of America. Now, a news has gone out in the television where he says that a few foreign persons could have changed the results of these principal states.

    Álvaro Ruiz Rodriguez 1º Bach A

  9. As it is well-known, Donald Trump is the current president of the United States. He was elected the past 10th November. He won over Hilary, who was his opponent and had another type of campaign.
    Trump is such a richer man, he has lots of apartments. Furthermore, he is the president of their own associations.

    On the other side, I would like to treat the topic of his salary as president; he renounced to his salary as president and will charge only a dollar per year. I reckon that isn't well-seen, it can be seen as he is presuming of his money and economic power, as he has all he need, he doesn't need to earn money. This act can "impact" for instance..., let's imagine. Now, his presidency has just finished, and he claims all the money he hasn't ever earn, although he signed he wouldn't charge; he could throw it in the citizens' face. For that, to not owe anything yo anyone, it would be better that he earned money.

    As far as I'm concerned, I believe that man is a narrow-minded president. I don't really explain myself how has he won, how has he been elected if most people didn't want him to be in the power.
    I don't think it was a good idea at all Trump to get most of the power, he will see for himself rather than for the State. The USA will decay and make other countries do it too as it is a world power.
    What's more, it seems to me that all Obama did for the State, Trump is going to throw everything overboard. Me, I saw Obama different, more liberal, a broad-minded person, he fights hard to for the black rights, civil rights, against the racism... and all for that?..

    María Béjar Rodríguez 1º Bach

  10. Since the past November USA has a new president. Donal Trump is a very controversial president. He is a extremelly rich man and, moreover, he is the president of his own associations.

    Another controversial topic about him is that he renounced to his salary as president. But the most controversial issue is that he showed himself as a racist, homophobic and xenophobic person.

    It is so hard to believed that he became the 45th president of United States of America.

    By: Ana Rita Lamego Rodrigues 1ºBach A

  11. Donald Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York, he is a descendant of German and Scotch immigrants. At the age of 30, he was leading the real-estate empire consolidated by his father, Fred Trump, in the most coveted apples of Manhattan. His empire spreads over more than 500 organisations and companies in which he is a president or forms a part of the board of directors. Trump won the majority of electoral college votes and was elected the 45th president of the United States on November 8, 2016. after one of the most contentious presidential races in U.S. history.

    Most people thought that Hillary Clinton was going to be the president of U.S, but they were wrong. During the electoral time, he has been accused of many things, for instance, he was accused of sexual assault of women or he was accused of racism too, since he wants to build a wall to separate Mexico from U.S. His capacity for mobilised to the white voters and the lack of enthusiasm for his rival candidate could have helped him to win the elections.

    What does cyberchondriac mean? It's a person who compulsively searches the Internet for information about particular real or imagined symptoms of illness.

  12. I'm going to start this comment by talking about the well-known Donald Trump, who won the presidential election in November last year in USA. Trump was born in New York in 1946. Rich, Powerful and Risky are a few words that best describe Donald Trump. Trump is a business icon that has made over two billion dollars in real estate.

    Trump is viewed as hero to many young adults, who have big business expectations from themselves. Trump is the ultimate entrepreneur.Trump is an old man and has been through many generations. Trump has stood strong for many years, because his way of living.

    Hero is more than just a word it is a lifestyle. A lifestyle that gives to other people and out last time. Trump has the lifestyle that can be described as a hero. Trump makes a lot of money but he gives a lot away too .He gives more than just money to charities, he gives people opportunities to succeed. Trump is rich and powerful in the business world. He is a hero when it comes to entrepreneurship. However there are some slight negatives if you were to model your life by him.

    Nicolás Benitez 1ºBACH


  13. Donald John Trump; New York, June 14, 1946) is the 45th president of the United States since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.

    Born and raised in a borough of New York borough called Jamaica, Trump earned a bachelor's degree in economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, he took over the Elizabeth family real estate and construction company Trump & Son, which would later be renamed Trump Organization During its business career, Trump has built, renovated and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos and golf courses. She owned Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent her name to the brand of several products. From 2004 to 2015, he participated in The Apprentice, an NBC reality show. In 2016, Forbes listed it as the 324th richest person in the world (113th in the United States), with a net worth of 4.5 billion dollars.1 According to Forbes estimates in February 2018, it is the the richest person in the world in 766, with a net worth of 3100 million dollars.

  14. Donald Trump vs. Barack Obama.
    Donald Trump is the actual president United States of America. Barack Obama is the most recent ex-president of the same country, although he is much younger than Trump. President Donald Trump is one of the most the richest people in the world. He has got many enterprises. Barack Obama is not as rich as Trump, but he is one of the most popular presidents in the United States History. By other side, Donald Trump is a more problematic president, because he sometimes says bad things about rascim or lies.
    Barack Obama is athletic and he is taller than Donald Trump. Trump is not as athletic as Obama, because he is fat, but he is maybe stronger than Barack Obama. Obama’s skin is darker than Trumps’s.
    In my opinion, Barack Obama is a better president than Donald Trump. He is maybe the best president of the United States of America, because he has the Nobel Peace Prize. Maybe Donald Trump is the worst president of this country, or maybe he is the strongest, but I think that Obama is better.

    Antonio Puentedura Prados de 1º ESO A.