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#927 Re: Trump
November 10, 2018, 06:42:07 pm
😂

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#928 Re: Trump
November 10, 2018, 11:21:08 pm


Though you could argue that skews things towards cities.

Ummm... Good?


I think it’s fairer on balance - but the rural/urban argument is more nuanced than just population.

Rural areas typically suffer from poorer facilities/spending/whogivesafuckaboutthem etc.. per head because they are more spread out. Less economic for services etc... not coming down on either side - just saying.

Whatever the niceties the fact that a vote in Wyoming is effectively 67 times more powerful than a Californian vote cannot be couched as a legitimate democracy

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#929 Re: Trump
November 11, 2018, 11:25:27 am
Its the US ... its gun rated equality. California clearly needs more gang members not more people to improve the ratio.

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#930 Re: Trump
November 13, 2018, 01:30:15 am
Armed black security guard apprehends shooting suspect. Police arrive and shoot black security dead. More guns really solved that problem:

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/jemel-roberson-security-guard-killed-illinois.html?fbclid=IwAR3XhRVOsSdtxPJ4UDlcZ2Q-ebZYmhPJ5JpWGTOTk8O7IF9xecP9eUuWxTE

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November 14, 2018, 10:29:57 pm

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#933 Re: Trump
November 20, 2018, 08:39:48 am
Trump ready to begin drawdown of troops at US-Mexico border

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/19/trump-ready-to-begin-drawdown-of-troops-at-us-mexico-border?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

This is really worrying. Trump is employing every classic technique of an autocratic regime to erode democracy. Also see the Jim Acosta incident.

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#934 Re: Trump
November 20, 2018, 01:56:16 pm
Yes, it was just a stunt, as was obvious all along.

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#935 Re: Trump
November 20, 2018, 02:48:39 pm
Yes, it was just a stunt, as was obvious all along.

What was that movie, where they invented a war to distract from a presidential scandal? Hoffman was the PR guru, I think.
(I remember someone claining that movie was the genesis of the whole “Crisis actor” mythology).

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#936 Re: Trump
November 20, 2018, 02:54:07 pm
Wag the Dog

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#937 Re: Trump
November 20, 2018, 03:32:16 pm
Yes, it was just a stunt, as was obvious all along.

What was that movie, where they invented a war to distract from a presidential scandal? Hoffman was the PR guru, I think.
(I remember someone claining that movie was the genesis of the whole “Crisis actor” mythology).

And house of cards season 5

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#939 Re: Trump
November 20, 2018, 04:56:55 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

This was the point I was trying to make to Will, on the other thread. The Liberal penchant for trying to see the other point of view, that leads to a false equivalency. Climate science, Flat earth, vaccines, the “Alt Right”, Brexit....  :ang:


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#940 Re: Trump
November 25, 2018, 10:23:10 am
A gold-dust quote from a Gary Young article in the Guardian the other day:

Or as George Clooney put it about Trump: “I grew up in Kentucky. I sold insurance door to door. I sold ladies’ shoes. I worked at an all-night liquor store. I would buy suits that were too big and too long and cut the bottom of the pants off to make ties so I’d have a tie to go on job interviews. The idea that I’m somehow the ‘Hollywood elite’ and this guy who takes a shit in a gold toilet is somehow the man of the people is laughable.”

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#941 Re: Trump
December 01, 2018, 10:11:20 am
"I don't like him. I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard. And I'm not too excited about him being a leader,"  George Bush Sr

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December 01, 2018, 12:09:30 pm

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#943 Re: Trump
December 01, 2018, 10:59:17 pm
If Trump goes to prison, will it be his first, ever, complete sentence?

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#944 Re: Trump
December 01, 2018, 11:25:43 pm
If Trump goes to prison, will it be his first, ever, complete sentence?

 :lol: is that your gag or was that pinched? If someone could just steal his phone to stop him posting on Twitter it'd be a start. If Trump went to prison it'd be satisfying enough for me to almost not mind about Brexit.

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#945 Re: Trump
December 01, 2018, 11:38:11 pm
If someone could just steal his phone to stop him posting on Twitter it'd be a start.

We're relying on his Twitter feed for the self-incrimination.

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#946 Re: Trump
December 02, 2018, 12:13:19 am
If Trump goes to prison, will it be his first, ever, complete sentence?

 :lol: is that your gag or was that pinched? If someone could just steal his phone to stop him posting on Twitter it'd be a start. If Trump went to prison it'd be satisfying enough for me to almost not mind about Brexit.

Definitely nicked. Unfortunately, I read it in passing and couldn’t find the tweet when I scrolled back. Still, too good to not share.

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#947 Re: Trump
December 02, 2018, 04:49:58 am
If Trump goes to prison, will it be his first, ever, complete sentence?

Not if he gets parole (or pardoned).

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#949 Re: Trump
December 07, 2018, 02:08:21 pm
"I don't like him. I don't know much about him, but I know he's a blowhard. And I'm not too excited about him being a leader,"  George Bush Sr

Asking this just out of curiosity, but why does something that George Bush Sr says carry any weight to you? It's just a phenomenon that's quite funny, how American democrats and liberal-minded British people are happy to dogpile onto Trump alongside powerful Republicans (namely Bush Jr and Sr) who were responsible for some quite nasty goings-on in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan that killed a good few hundred thousand people