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About this user: 13.5 stones of wit

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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

I would have assumed it had been written by a stroppy teenager & done the same.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

This is a joke, right? This can't possibly from the desk of the President of the Bloody United States, can it?



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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

The DUP (can't agree with it as it stands) & Corbyn ("a deal worse than May's") say no. Assume the LibDems will put the kibosh in as well.

Doubtful it'll get through Parliament, leading to no more Boris, a GE and probably another ref. Supposed to be leaving in 2 weeks, but then 2 days is a long time in politics.

EDIT: Nigel Farage backs extension and a general election over PM’s deal

Now I'm really conflicted. If the deal gets through, Farage's Brexit Party is a party without a purpose and we'll finally be rid of the insufferable git.

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This item was edited on Thursday, 17th October 2019, 10:57

RE: [VIDEO] The deeply concerning advent of Deepfakes

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Although speaking of MIB...

That's some serious deepfakery! "

It's terrible, and the masking completely collapses in the final scene. It's like they released the movie before the CG was completed



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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alfie noakes says...
""Giuliani? Can't say I've ever met him. Was he on my staff?""

My... god...



https://twitter.com/stevennelson10/status/1182760003423424512/photo/1


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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

The SDF have said that since Trump ordered the US to pull their military support form the area, "Guarding ISIS prisoners is no longer a priority"

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from the area effectively triggered the Turkish incursion against the SDF - the main Western allies in the fight against IS.

"Guarding IS prisons is no longer a priority. Whoever cares about the secure detention of the prisoners they are welcome to come and find a solution."

Instead, he said, SDF forces would "move to protect our cities and our people".

He warned that the Turkish operation was opening the way for IS to regroup


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50029540

Who could have possibly thought that putting a failed businessman in charge of a military force would lead to something like this happening? Oh yeah, everyone.

By the way, Turkey's now deliberately targeting US troops stil stationed out there, so there's that.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Also:



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"no attempt to shift him has worked."

There hasn't been any real attempts since his election because, as you were oft to say, just not liking the guy for being a despicable human being isn't enough to remove him from office, especially since the GOP hold the important majority and Trump's antics are just makiing them all richer. You have to have concrete grounds for invoking the 25th and up until now, they really haven't had that much, but all of a sudden a lot of new evidence is coming to light, and Trump's refusal to participate in the impeachment hearings could see him suddenly and dramiatically dragged kicking & screaming from the oval office. 

I'd rather he went up against O'Rourke or Warren than Biden, but it would be interesting to see if he'd still be willing to participate in televised debates, because frankly, as much of a smooth talker he seems to think he is, just shouting over your opponent instead of answering questions like a sane person is just going to make him look bad.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Trump's mentioned that he hopes Giuliani isn't indicted, but I wonder what would change if he was. Certainly Trump will do his usual tack of... pretty much what Alfie says, and try to diminish any incriminating statements Rudy might make, which would surely backfire, as if anyone's got proper, provable dirt on Donnie, it's Rudy.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Si Wooldridge says...
"They can only be undermining the negotiating team"

They are both speakers, as in it's their job to ensure that parliamentary processes are adhered to, which is is what Bercow's gotten so much stick for. Making sure MPs toe the line during this monumental clusterf***, and getting lambasted for be 'anti-brexit' and 'undemocratic' when he's plainly the only one making sure the process is as democratic as it's supposed to be. They can talk about what's going on as much as possible, as swapping ideas may in fact make the process go a lot smoother if it actually happens, but as long as they aren't participating in the actual negotiations, they aren't undermining anything.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"OK, is this finally actionable?"

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alfie noakes says...
"Starting to think Trump really is f***ed this time."


Seeing as Guiliani was due to fly to Vienna (the same location as these two Herberts)  the day after, I would say the midden has verily struck the windmill. Of course, Trump will cite plausible deniability and throw everyone under the bus.

Please, just let this end.


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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Si Wooldridge says...
"How dare I think that that the EU should only be negotiating with the actual government negotiating team."

They weren't negotiating, they were talking. Boris is the only one negotiating and what a bang-up job of doing it he is.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Pie Thread!

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Not even saying I agree with a lot of it, it's just there... "

Then why post it? I hear s*** like that every day, on the hour, every hour. I work in a builder's yard, where 90% of my clientelle still think Brexit will benefit the country and Obama was worse than Trump.

However, I would never, ever repeat any of the bilge coming out of their mouths 'just for balance', because I know everything they're saying is bullshit, and I'd frankly be ashamed of enhancing their profile.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Even polls run by Fox News are showing what the rest of us have known for some time...



https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-record-support-for-trump-impeachment

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Si Wooldridge says...
"This is interesting..."

Interesting in that the video headline seems to have nothing to do with the video.

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I also had a fruitful discussion with Speaker Bercow where I set out my view that any request by British Institutions for an extension to the prorogation should allow the British people to give its views whether it be in a referendum or in a general election. Speaker Bercow and I were very much on the same wavelength regarding the importance of the role of our respective parliaments in managing Brexit.

Nothing about that seems horrifically untoward or underhand. Once again the right-wing telegraph (Or 'Torygraph" as I once heard it referred to many moons ago and it stuck) is attempting to twist the speaker's attempts to make the Brexit process adhere to democracy as 'disrupting Brexit'. The (previous) prorogation was deemed unlawful by the supreme court, and it's a clear indiction of the belligerent determination of Johnson to only act democratically when it suits him, that he ignored that ruling. It's believed by many, Bercow included, it would seem, that the lies and subterfuge on display in the run-up to the Brexit vote meant that any result, either way, would be the absolute antithesis of 'Democracy'. Chatting with the speaker of the EU parliament about ways to restore what shreds of democracy that remain is actually commendable.

Also interesting is that they chose to add the second part of the video, where some random is saying that the EU also has to agree on any deal. We know this, we've always known this. It's part of article 50, but they're showing it as if to infer that the EU holds all the cards in the brexit process.

Newsflash, they always have. Again, article 50. It's almost as if they didn't read it.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

I originally thought it was a wind-up, a parody made to make the leave.eu camp look bad. But no, it's there.



Leave.Eu is now the official home of the BNP & Britain First.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Now there's a nice, level-headed way to get them on side. And completely indicative of the right-wing sensibilities of many leave voters. Not all, but some. 

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alfie noakes says...
"We will be a total pariah state if/when we leave."

Also known as a Third Country. In other words, buggered.


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This item was edited on Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 15:57

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Words fail me...



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RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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A judge has ordered US President Donald Trump to hand over eight years of his tax returns to a New York state criminal investigation.

Judge Marrero concluded that the president's argument, at its core, was "repugnant to the nation's governmental structure and constitutional values".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49963910

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Gareth Williams says...
" leave Mike Pence as President. This is hardly an upgrade. "
Agreed, Pence is completely unfit to be president, which is why Trump chose him as VP. He won't even have time to warm the seat in the Oval office before the 25th is invoked again and Pelosi takes office, which she doesn't actually want, so will call an early election. Hopefully with Sanders not Biden in the driving seat



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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"I'm still wondering where this will actually lead...
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Impeachment, leading to invoking of the 25th and removal from office for soliciting a foreign power to interfere with elections.


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RE: [VIDEO] Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Hmm... dunno. Robbie was amazing in SS because she portrayed Harley as psychotic but fragile, but she wasn't the focus of the movie. Stretching the quirkiness out to 2 hours might be a bit of a task. Hope it works.

I'd rather watch this than the upcoming Micheal Bay clusterf***.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Boris yesterday: "We will be leaving on the 31st, deal or no deal"

Boris tomorrow: "HI, sorry about this, can we have another extension please?"

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RE: The Trump Presidency

That was embarassing, for him and the audience. Not just the subject matter, other comedians would have handled the material better, he just wasn't funny.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

That's why this p***es me off. My dear old dad was born in Belfast so I'm officially 50% N.Irish. Every anti-EU sentiment extolled by the leave brigade was anti-Brussels, anti-EU-Immigration, basically anti-everything on the other side of the English channel, and it's really only been the last year or so that the Irish borders started to become an issue, almost as if it was an afterthought. And given the long and horrific history of tensions regarding the irish border - that's just insulting.

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RE: The law of unintended consequences - going woke...

Oh sweet, they've got nearly 30,000 signatures already

Oh, wait, it made $1.1 billion worldwide.

Brie ain't going no-where. Besides, she was pretty good in the role, we quite liked it.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Well, it's gone down like a lead balloon, especially in NI/Ireland, where the NI Chief Constable has told Boris Johnson there isn;t enough manpower to police the 300 or so border crossing points, so he's not going to. The people of NI are terrified of a return of 'the Troubles' is a hard border of sorts is put in place, and depending on who you talk to, Johnson's plan either isn't different enough from May's, or is actually worse.

It still irks me that a lot of leave voters never even thought of the Irish border, and that we had a physical border with the EU and not just the English Channel.

So, what next? Boris is still belligerently pushing for a halloween crash out, which benefits no-one. Unless he changes tack there'll be a VNC next week, and if he loses, an interim PM holds the reins and hopefully steers us away from disaster. The EU grants another extension, which, if Corbyn (shudder) is interim PM, give them enough time to take no deal off the table, hold another referendum and/or another GE.

I refer the honourable gentlemen to the image I posted some days ago.

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