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Joined on: Sunday, 23rd December 2001, 02:26, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 05:47

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About this user: 13.5 stones of wit

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RE: The Trump Presidency

Ignore what I said earlier about Trump supporting universal background checks for gun control.

Also



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RE: The Trump Presidency

Si, this thread was created to analyse & critique the Trump presidency, which is pretty much what's been happening, it's just that his entire presidency seems to have been centred around being the worst possible President, and as you say, not giving a f*** about what people think. Complaining about the orange f***tard in a public forum is a way to vent your frustration, and make sure you're not alone in your interpretation of his arseholeness.

The second he does something that is noteworthy, I'll be sure to mention it, like just after the recent spate of shootings, he suggested that people who want to purchase firearms should be subject to more stringent mental health checks.

Actually, this is interesting. Start to google: "Trump rolls back" and see what comes up


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GeoGuesser now unplayable outside the Pro version.

Really quite gutted about this one. I could very easily lose a couple of hours wandering around London and getting the location down to a few metres. The change happened quite recently with no announcement, so naturally, the silent fanbase has started to get very vocal about this on Reddit in particular.

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"You and I both know it's never going to happen"

Sadly true. You only have to look at the publicly available record of NRA donations to prominent congressmen on both sides of the line to understand why their personal wealth means more to them than dead schoolkids, and it's nothing to do with upholding a laughably outdated amendment.


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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Republicans controlled the house and the senate, they tried to introduce a bill after one (of many) massacres but it never got far. He wanted to do it, but the system prevented him from doing anything."

A bi-partisan gun control bill has been sitting on McConnell's desk for months now, but all the money he receives from the NRA is getting in the way of him signing it.


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RE: The Trump Presidency

I'm sure that if Obama had encouraged violence against the media & his critics at his rallies, agreeing with a supporter who suggested that immigrants could be shot (maybe in the panhandle), contunially & habitually lied to his supporters, insisted that a foreign nation would pay for a useless wall, then leeched money from veterans' retirement funds instead, openly bragged about being in the room while a bunch of 15-year-old girls got changed, as well as cheating on his wife with a stripper/call-girl while his wife was 3 days out from giving birth to their son, then spent $300,000 paying her off, all the while still maintaining that his predecessor was born in a different continent, as well as hanging onto an outdated mantra about his previous Presidential opponent, before switching it to a new racist & xenophobic mantra about 4 current congresswomen of colour, as well as being the named inspiration for mass shootings, and while that's going on managing to triple the deficit while giving his rich buddies billion-dollar tax rebates, then yes, I'm pretty sure I would have condemned him as well.

His predecessors were criticised when deserved, Clinton was criticised for having an affair, Bush Jr was criticised for p***ing away the budget surplus created by Clinton on 2 pointless wars, killing thousands of servicemen to get back at the guy his daddy couldn't beat. Obama was criticised just for the hell of it, but mainly because he was black. But nearly every decent law Obama signed into law, was been rolled back by Trump & McConnell, just because Obama was the guy who made the law come into effect.

Trump isn't just a dick, he's a maliciously evil piece of s***, and deserves to be criticised with every living breath.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

i think that's probably something to with the EU bods re-iterating the same thing they've been saying since the first time May handed in her attempt at a withdrawl agreement. And they've re-iterated that point quite strongly mainly because it's written into Article 50 that the EU gets the final say in all of this, the same Article 50 we willingly instigated way back when.

Boris can get as many headlines as he wants in the right-wing rags, with quotes like 'The EU MUST listen to us now', when they really, really don't have to, and never have.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Putting the Great back in Britain:

  • Fresh food becoming less available and prices rising
  • A hard Irish border after plans to avoid checks fail, sparking protests
  • Fuel becoming less available and 2,000 jobs being lost if the government sets petrol import tariffs to 0%, potentially causing two oil refineries to close
  • UK patients having to wait longer for medicines, including insulin and flu vaccines
  • A rise in public disorder and community tensions resulting from a shortage of food and drugs*
  • Passengers being delayed at EU airports, Eurotunnel and Dover
  • Freight disruption at ports lasting up to three months, caused by customs checks, before traffic flow improves to 50-70% of the current rate


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49385263

*And it'll be the brexiteers who'll be complaining the loudest, I'll wager.

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Pete seems to think I'm a racist Trump supporter"

Absolutely not Si, I have nothing but the utmost respect for you, but I just find it befuddling that you slip into whataboutism so quickly once Trump continually shows hs true colours over & over.

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Gareth Williams says...
"Not really true."

It was. Trump can't remember what he said at the start of a sentence once he gets to the end of it. At the start of the quote you quoted:

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Gareth Williams says...
"But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides"

There were only two sides in Charlottesville that day. neo-Nazi white supremacists & anti-fascists. Trying to backtrack by throwing in a caveat at the end just shows you weren't paying attention.

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Si Wooldridge says...
"I don't think you should shy away from debate if you think that something is not right."

Amen

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RE: [VIDEO] Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

Which is the very nature of a conspiracy theory.

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RE: What3words

I'm on holiday in Wales at the moment, any my current location is economics.wand.leaky

I'll be sure to look up & wave!

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RE: What3words

Did hear about this a while back, when it was initially regarded as a quirky little gimmick, bit I'm glad to see the real-world practical benefits have been adopted to such effect

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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marksparks999 says...
"lets stop scaremongering on all the negatives"

Again, it isn't scaremongering when it's starting to happen.

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marksparks999 says...
"embrace the potential of putting the Great back in Britain"

A noble, headline-grabbing sentiment, but means nothing in reality



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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"TL;DR everything goes up in price"

Cue Boris throwing two thumbs aloft and parroting his 'believe in Britain' bollocks.

It isn't 'project fear' or 'scaremongering' any more. Now this s***'s getting very real.

Oh, and while we're here,  there'll be no 'front of the queue' with the US if the Good Friday agreement takes a hit

And we can say goodbye to some of our food safety standards as well. Can't wait to start chowing down on that yummy, yummy chlorinated chicken.
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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Si Wooldridge says...
"That suggests that anything ordered abroad will not be allowed to be delivered. "

Correct. As it stands.

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Si Wooldridge says...
"This is essentially a stationery order."

 Doesn't matter (although comparing an amazingly complex passport to a ring binder is a little fatuous). Unless UK-profitable trade agreements are set up, as unlikely as that may seem, then getting those ring binders over here is going to be much more complicated, and anything that suddenly becomes more complicated generally increases in cost by the same ratio, if not more.

Another factor of this uncertainty is that several elements of the building trade have ground to a halt as manufacturing companies have started to stockpile their product in preparation of a no-deal in case they get kicked in the arse after Halloween. I'm not entirely sure what their reasoning is, but it's indescribably hard to get plasterboard in large quantities in the south east at the moment. Which is a shame as a few years ago, john Prescott gave KCC carte blanche to pave over the countryside & build over a quarter of a million homes. But try to to tell the brexit-voting builders it's essentially their fault they can't buy 50 sheets of 12.5SE and it'll fall on deaf ears.

Holiday's going fine. Wales is a bit damp, but theme park tomorrow.



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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Whilst he may well be a catalyst for a number of things, I highly doubt Trump is to blame for everything. "

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Pete-MK says...
"But you tacitly... defend his comments and actions."

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Si Wooldridge says...
No, that isn't what I do at all."

America has been a festering pile for years, but under Trump it's finally been allowed to bubble over, and when the president doesn't condemn white supremacist extremism that led to murder, encourages violence against minorities at his rallies ('Maybe you can shoot Mexicans in the panhandle'), and refers to Nazis as 'very fine people', it's infuriating because it's he's clearly exhibiting all the qualities of  psychotic dictator, and yet there are still those who espouse whataboutism at every opportunity, but then say they aren't defending him.

The detention centres have been there for years, but they have never been used in this way before, and no other sitting president has separated children from their parents to such a degree & the 'lost' the kids afterwards.

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Snaps says...
"Pres. Harry S Truman had the sign on his desk 'The buck stops here'"

Amen.

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RE: The Trump Presidency

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He goes on to pour water from the toilet sink into a cup and taking a drink before declaring: “There is nothing wrong with this water. We’re not forcing aliens to drink out of the toilet."

The video was uploaded on social media, including Twitter by CBP Arizona, and Trump supporters in particular are praising it for “debunking” AOC.

However, it’s not doing that. In a tweet about a detention facility centre, AOC tweeted an image of a toilet. She said the sink – which is what Villareal drank out of – “was not functioning," adding:

Ayanna Pressley smartly tried to open the faucet, and nothing came out. So the women were told they could drink out of the bowl.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/border-patrol-agent-drinks-from-toilet-sink-to-debunk-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/ar-AAE7ZDB

AOC is probably one of the smartest women in US politics right now, I'm pretty sure she's smart enough to know the difference between drinking from a sink built into a toilet cistern & drinking out of a f***ing toilet. I'd trust her word a thousand times over than the border patrol agents who are happily taking children from their parents like subservient drones, possibly never to be reunited, because of Trump's bullshit racist narrative, and then joyfully gloating about it in their own special Facebook group.
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RE: The Trump Presidency

While that's certainly true of the El Paso shooter, who up until that point hadn't really exhibited that much extremist tendencies, the same can't be said for those with a history of white supremacists views, and whose manifesto more or less quoted Trump's Twitter feed verbatim.

Then, if course, there's this



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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
" I can accept that some things could easily be levelled at Trump but there is plenty that that only an idiot would believe he is the inspiration for...
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Or.... the entire 'manifesto' is a steaming smokescreen deliberately intended to send every facet of the media into raptures of delight, one way or the other, blaming each other for the wherefore and whys, when the guy was just a sociopath who had laughably easy access to high-capacity firearms and just wanted to kill a bunch of people & become a martyr to his own cause.

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RE: Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

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Si Wooldridge says...
"And she could have been POTUS..."

This this more to do with Bill, who was also a frequent flyer on the Lolita Express (although there's evidence he ever flew on it for that purpose)


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RE: Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

The FBI are investigating the death, but still nothing to say their conclusions won't be tainted either.


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RE: The Trump Presidency

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Not sure Trump believes in many of the things espoused by this shooter..."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_El_Paso_shooting

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Police said that they are "reasonably confident" that an anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant post published 27 minutes prior to the shooting on the website 8chan's /pol/ board titled The Inconvenient Truth, is linked to the suspect. 8chan moderators quickly removed the original post, though users continued sharing links to the manifesto.
It expresses support for and inspiration by the Christchurch mosque shootings, along with worry about a "Hispanic invasion", military imperialism, large corporations, and environmental degradation.

Cherry-picking the bits that fit your established centre-right narrative is pretty desperate & ultimately redundant when the original text is still out there.

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Epstein dead by apparent suicide.

While under 24/7 suicide watch.

I tend not to adhere to any hastily-concocted conspiracy theories, but he was going to burn so many powerful people on the way down I'm amazed he managed to stay alive for as long as he did.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Using power cables as a zip wire?"

Worked for Tango & Cash


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RE: [VIDEO] Epic Star Wars fan film.

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Jitendar Canth says...
"Disney have enforced ads on it so they can rake in the fractions of pennies"

For several years I had a short video on my YT channel that featured the post-credits scene from Cloverfield, showing the Slusho satellite crashing into the sea off Coney Island. No audio, just a 6-second clip, with stills of the object with big blue arrows pointing it out. It proved quite popular, and the views came in thick & fast. It wasn't until it got over 250,000 views that I received a similar message telling me that Paramount was going to monetise the video.

Seemed like a bit of a petty dick move, so I deleted the video anyway. It wasn't like I was providing unique content, and the actual amount of money I was getting from it amounted to exactly zero, so sod 'em.

Thing is, under YT's new Ts & Cs, that kind of video can't be monetised, especially on low-number accounts like mine.

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RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Michael Gove  is either just really forgetful, or he hasn't been paying attention the hundreds of times the EU have said that the withdrawal agreement, as it stands, won't be negotiated further.

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Mr Gove... said he was "deeply saddened" that Brussels was, in his words, saying "no, we don't want to talk."
Which is what they've been saying for quite some time. Apart from a new belligerently optimistic pleb in charge, not a lot has changed, so I fail to see why the EU should change their stance.

We have no power or say in this any more, not that we ever did. Article 50 did, and always has put the ultimate yes or no in the hands of Brussels, and no matter how much Boris raises his fists and blurts out the tired old 'get behind Britain' bollocks, that holds no water in the seats of power.


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