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Joined on: Saturday, 29th December 2001, 21:40, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 13:54

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About this user: Calm down girls... he ugly.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

As an addendum, Ben Carson, one of President Twunt's key allies is literally a brain surgeon, but also dumb as a box of rocks.

Here's a painting he had done of himself and Jesus.


RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Credibility, competence, honour, accountability - these words don't mean anything to these authoritarian grifters.

I only hope that the more they make themselves look bad, the more it helps the Dems win the two crucial Senate seats in Georgia in January. Biden's presidency will be scuppered at every turn otherwise.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

I've already bleated on about this, don't expect him to give up yet.

He can still cheat his way to a 'win'. However unlikely, I bet he tries this.

How Trump's Hill allies could take one last shot to overturn the election.
''It's deeply unlikely to succeed, but some House Republicans are weighing an effort to challenge the Electoral College count.'
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Although the Electoral College casts the official vote for president on Dec. 14, it’s up to Congress to certify the results a few weeks later. And federal law gives individual members of the House and Senate the power to challenge the results from the floor — a rarely used mechanism meant to be the last of all last resorts to safeguard an election.

But several House Republican lawmakers and aides now tell POLITICO they’re considering this option to aid Trump’s quest.

“Nothing is off the table,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.).

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Not a fan of either of them, but it appears justice was done..."

That's an interesting conclusion considering this hasn't gone to court yet.

Guido/Spectator getting rather ahead of themselves after a preliminary hearing.

RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I think you need at least Windows 7 for SSD support."

I did put a SSD in a Windows XP machine but this was years ago and maybe an 'old' SSD was suitable for an old operating system.

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

I'm not saying it's the chavs in Swale, Thanet, Medway that are dragging whole of Kent into tier 3, nope, absolutely not saying that...

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"He's like Oprah!"

"You get a pardon... you get a pardon... you get a pardon... everyone gets a pardon!"

Remember the Hunter Biden laptop harddrive? The computer guy has gone missing and his shop has shut. Funny that.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/hunter-biden-laptop-john-paul-mac-isaac-closes-store-delaware-b1761209.html

RE: RIP Diego Maradona

Wow. Lots of health issues (mainly self inflicted) but still a shock.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

I think you'll all agree that this short video will answer quite a lot of our questions

https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1330718012576571395

RE: Buying an SSD to upgrade a 4yo laptop

I swapped a knackered hdd to a ssd in an old netbook a few years ago. It's still used to run old software and has never given any trouble.

It was so easy to do that I've totally forgotten what the process was!

I think I did order one that was the same size as the original hdd so it just slotted into the allocated space.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Pete-MK says...
"I mentioned this on a US-based Facebook group and was reliably informed that the type of charges that are building up against Trump won't be touched by a pardon, even a Presidential one."

Here's hoping. With everything he and his family have gotten away with down the years, it just shows that money buys justice (even if it's other peoples' money that you've stolen).

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

The momentum is all one way and reality of his situation is starting to hit home - or at least those around him are pushing this on. But I doubt he'll ever actually concede.

There is still a good chance he'll step down putting Pence in the top job and then get Pence to pardon him against all future prosecutions. Or could even pardon himself.

I've even heard that Dems may decide not to go after him so that Trump doesn't end up tainting Biden's presidency.

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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sj says...
"But we'll be able to big up a deal worth £3 a year (or some similar tiny ratio of our overall trade) with some other country cos we're great."

Apart from a few obvious disaster capitalist Tory enablers, I genuinely believe that Johnson and his cronies don't really know what they are doing. It's all just been a culture war to stir up the base to get power. Do they honestly believe that the hard, disastrous brexit we're heading for (threadbare deal or no deal) is going to make us better off or deliver a 'sovereignty' that doesn't exist?

The Bank of England governor has admitted today that no deal brexit would be more damaging to the UK economy than the pandemic. And we chose to do it to ourselves! I guess he's just another remoaner, what would he know.

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

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bandicoot says...
"No problem, move the workforce onto the future of battery cars. "

They are. But not in the UK.

Honda were going to build electric cars at the Swindon plant. The boats were coming over from Japan with the new tooling and they literally turned them round to sail back when they decided to close the plant for good.

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17471496.honda-reveals-plans-make-electric-cars-swindon-plant-closure/

And when most of the current models of ICE cars built in the UK become obsolete (5 years, tops) they will no longer build any cars here in any great numbers. Goodbye UK car industry.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

There need to be real consequences for the disgusting behaviour of Trump and complicit GOP as they are prepared to burn the country down for their own ends.

Lest we lose sight of the reality: 6000 deaths from Covid in last 3 days in US.

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Getting first inklings that Nissan are planning to close Sunderland plant.

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From the gossip column of Automobilwoche (respected German auto industry publication). “According to reports Nissan plans to close its Sunderland plant. ‘A decision has been made and it’s not favourable for the UK,’ said a Nissan manager familiar with the matter”.

RE: The irony of ignoring bullying in Anti-Bullying Week

Apparently a female civil servant attempted suicide after Patel's targeted bullying of her.

RE: [VIDEO] They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson's WW1 colourised footage)

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Snaps says...
"My Mum was from the island"

I were born on the island. It is a weird place currently experiencing eye watering levels of covid (worst in GB?)

RE: [VIDEO] They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson's WW1 colourised footage)

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Isn't that the site of Boris Island which was proposed as an alternative to expanding Heathrow?"

Yup, in that approximate area. I think the boat was pointed out at the time as a problem.

RE: [VIDEO] They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson's WW1 colourised footage)

There's a sunken wartime wreck off the Isle of Sheppey (Kent) that has so much ordnance they reckon the explosion would be bigger than the Beirut disaster. They don't really know what to do about it.

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness/news/bomb-ship-explosion-could-be-bigger-than-beirut-blast-231916/

RE: Truth Seekers...

Really enjoyed this. Banged through it pretty quickly as soon as it came out. It's got a good feel about it like it could easily run for a few series (certainly set up that way). Samson Kayo (great in Famalam) bit of a rising star I think.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Perhaps I should explain further for those who didn't watch above video.

After the general election, each state puts forward 'electors' to vote on who should be president on 14th December. The president isn't automatically decided after the vote. It is their job to endorse the public vote of each state (I think we can all accept that Biden won most electoral college votes) BUT THEY ARE NOT OBLIGED BY LAW TO DO THIS. They can come up with excuses like ''we are not happy with voting irregularities and will not be able to endorse Biden''. Trump being the squatting incumbent would be very difficult to turf out of office, especially if he has military and police broadly supporting him.

I'm not saying this is going to happen. But it could. Trump. Is. Still. Not. Conceding.

I think he will exhaust legal options (which will inevitably fail) and then gauge to see whether he still has enough of a groundswell that supports him. I think it will be the level of public support which will make him decide whether to grudgingly concede or whether to crack on to the bitterest end

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Pete-MK says...
"It would be career suicide and indeed incitement to riot if they opposed the 'will of the people'. Biden won by EC and popular vote. There is no credible reason to go against either."

Half the population voted for Trump. I'm not seeing any career suicide for republicans amongst republicans. There's plenty who will continue to support them come what may. They couldn't give a s*** about riots.

Don't assume this can't happen. Nazi Germany happened. In 1933 they said Hitler was a joke, but he'll grow into the role now he's Chancellor and take his responsibilities seriously. They mocked him initially!

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Not watched the video, but all this talk of Trump's followers threatening violence if Biden won, I am pretty sure if Biden clearly winning and Trump abusing his power to remain in, there would be a literal civil war in the US."

Maybe. That's a separate issue and would Trump care if there is unrest and death?

BUT WATCH THE VIDEO. Maher explains that the state electors are not obliged to vote for Biden just because he ''won''. It is a flawed system that is open to abuse if you choose not to adhere to 'established norms'.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

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Pete-MK says...
"Funny thing is, he doesn't have to. At 12pm on the 20th January he ceases to be president and immediately becomes an unwelcome guest"

But only if there is a new president-elect.

Bill Maher again:

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Maher points out that there is no law stating that electors in the electoral college have to vote based on who wins a particular state. The Real Time host thinks this provides an opening for President Trump and his allies to interfere.

Maher has been sounding the alarm about the 2020 election for years now. He has predicted that President Trump will not leave the White House if he loses. He has warned that liberals are taking support for Joe Biden for granted and it could backfire.




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Robee J Shepherd says...
"I have no doubt the Supreme Court, if given a chance, would rule against abortion, gay marriage, and a bunch of other things, but I really doubt they like Trump and would vote to keep him in offence against the rule of law."

See above.

Edit: added the video. See from 3:25 (although whole thing is worth watching).

This item was edited on Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 16:28

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Unfortunately a lot of politics in the US (as here) relies on 'long established norms' whereby it is usual to not rig the courts, or to hand over your tax accounts when running for president or to actually concede an election when you've clearly lost. How much will Trump and his cronies push back at these norms? If he does pack out the courts, the military and all the other institutions with loyal shills, who is to say he will ever concede?

I take the Bill Maher viewpoint: if it's not set out explicitly in law, don't assume that he will come round in the end. Is he really just a whiny bad loser, or is he an extremely f***ing dangerous tyrant in the making?

RE: [VIDEO] They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson's WW1 colourised footage)

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bandicoot says...
"There were many Brits and allies shot by firing squad for desertion,"

I remember hearing a story about a lad of about 12 years old on a bus during WW1 being given a white feather by a woman because she thought he was a 'coward' for not being at the front. She probably thought he was older, but when I think of that it still makes me so f***ing angry.

You can probably guess what happened later. He subsequently joined up (still below legal recruiting age) and was killed in action.

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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Snaps says...
"He did have a smiley after it so it was intended as a joke."

You need to see the twitter link...

RE: [VIDEO] Coronavirus, anyone starting to get worried?

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bandicoot says...
"If its the Russian injection we will know, as we will end up speaking Russian"

Don't be so ridiculous:

https://twitter.com/monica_cosac/status/1297917102054088704