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By CountryCouple54 at 14,Jul,17 10:11 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I still don't understand why it's people living outside the US that's doing all the bitching about Trump. It is what it is for another 4 years. Get over it.
By JustWill at 14,Jul,17 10:22 other posts of JustWill 
There are plenty of people INSIDE the US who think he is a complete train-wreck,buffoon,con artist and an embarrassment to the nation. I know, I am one of them.
"Get over it" isn't an option.
You can't get rid of mildew in your shower if you just sit around and wait four years for it to go away.
You have to scrub that shit clean!
By CountryCouple54 at 14,Jul,17 10:37 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Well, I think the same. But so far nothing is being done about it. So like I said, it is what it is. What's the alternative at this point, Hilary?
By JustWill at 14,Jul,17 14:14 other posts of JustWill 
No. The alternative is Vice President Pence (which would be a nightmare of a totally different kind, but at least he isn't a complete moron). Hillary lost, so that door--no matter how distasteful--is closed for good.
My point is that just sitting by quietly without saying anything and letting Trump and his "family" make a mockery of the US is not going to make anything better. Sure, we are probably screwed for the next three and a half years, but that doesn't mean we have to take it lying down. That's not the American way. Besides, you can bet your ass that, if he weren't the president, Trump would be running his blathering yap every chance he got to complain.
By CountryCouple54 at 14,Jul,17 14:49 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Problem with these crazy fucks is they can't protest peacefully. So as long as innocent people as well as police officers aren't being harmed with violent protests over Trump, I'm good with it. We just have to eat shit till his term is over.

By dgraff at 15,Jul,17 07:04 other posts of dgraff 
We tried the vice president thing twice in my life time with big ear Johnson and Gerald Ford that was a joke so who would be your pick for the ideal president mine would be Eddie Murphy
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Or better yet how about Bigfoot
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Or Charles Manson perhaps

By bella! at 15,Jul,17 09:38 other posts of bella! 
JustWill, in your opinion, what should the Americans have done at the polls in November, 2016?
By dgraff at 16,Jul,17 19:06 other posts of dgraff 
Yeah just will who's your pick and be honest and remember schools out for the summer sooooo be you
By JustWill at 19,Jul,17 10:37 other posts of JustWill 
I've made it apparent for quite some time here that I believed that Hillary was the lesser of the two evils. All things considered, both were horrible choices. However, Clinton was capable of behaving like a rational adult and could construct an intelligible sentence in the English language. I also believe that, of the two, she would have done less damage to the country and its reputation with the rest of the world.
By cody8789 at 27,Jul,17 19:00 other posts of cody8789 
You are right on

By Andthisisme at 14,Jul,17 15:53 other posts of Andthisisme 
We in the rest of the world are just seriously concerned about a world leader who seems unable to control his twitter finger and the seems unable to stop himself saying either foolish or offensive things in those tweets.
I have little doubt that if he stopped tweeting he would do himself no end of good.

We in the UK face the prospect of possibly having Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister in the near future. He is not Donald Trump, he is in fact a very geniune person with deeply held beliefs ; but what beliefs. His party will lead us back to the 1970's, a horror story that i remember so well.
By DreadPirateRoberts at 14,Jul,17 20:24 other posts of DreadPirateRoberts 
Hillary wouldn't be any better, but why is it people still bring her up? She isn't president and committed political suicide.
By JustWill at 14,Jul,17 20:46 other posts of JustWill 
Because the "Hillary card" is the only one that Trump supporters have to play when someone points out what a horrible president their guy is.
Correction--they also play the "Obama card" a lot. Mostly because, when the facts are against you, deflection sometimes works.
By phart at 14,Jul,17 23:10 other posts of phart 
I agree that Tweeter should block trumps account so he will concentrate on his job more.

But all these words, train-wreck,buffoon,con artist and an embarrassment to the nation, apply so well to oblowma.

3.5 years. perhaps,if the liberals will take a deep breath and rest a while, we will see some improvement during that time.

The liberals throwing out stumbling blocks are a real problem. Stumbling block such as the sanctuary city thing the judge won't reinstate. That judge is saying it is ok for those citys to hide **** immigrant criminals. Trump can't fix immigration with that stumbling block in the way.

Imagine trying to paint your house and some baffoon coming along and hosing it down with thinner every 15 minutes. Would you get upset?

Well, Trump is trying to fix the US, and the baffoons are thinning down his solutions and causing a problem. So he is upset.
By DeadEnd at 15,Jul,17 03:41 other posts of DeadEnd 
Yeah it's really annoying when people try and stop you from harassing minorities, taking away peoples health care and prevent your love affair with Russia. Must be tough to be Trump.

I think it should be obvious by now that he has no interest in putting in any work. All he does it watch the news and scream about it on twitter, he's too lazy to read any reports or briefings to educate himself on the matters that he has to make decisions about. I guess that's fine with you though as long as he shares your dislike for anything that looks vaguely Mexican or muslim.
By dgraff at 15,Jul,17 06:28 other posts of dgraff 
Hey deadend and just will if you guys are so smart tell us how many billion dollars have you guys made in your life time maybe you two should team up and run for president next time we could all use a laugh we the people had to try something new the old ways haven't worked trickle down economic who ever thought of that happy horse shit
By alexblue at 15,Jul,17 08:05 other posts of alexblue 
So having made a billion dollars cuz his daddy worked hard is better than being educated...and you wonder why immigration is so high... dgraff the GOP have brainwashed people into blaming everyone else except themselves...and they are very good at it..
Have you not worked out by now that it is Congress that make laws and budget decisions and not Trump..
And you are not trying anything new with trump,he is just another stooge for wall Street like the two before him...probably even all the way back to those billionaire guys you hold in high regard couldn't give a shit about you...
By dgraff at 16,Jul,17 19:30 other posts of dgraff 
Let me tell you this I'm a high school drop out but I had a strong back and a will to work I'm now a business man of over 30 years and I'm doing well and I've made some investmentsort that are doing well also I don't work for some one else like you do I'm a free man and loving it I'say what I want like trump and I'm going to be the first high school drop out to have a million dollars in the bank
By alexblue at 16,Jul,17 19:51 other posts of alexblue 
You don't know shit about me and my employment...
And I'm a high school dropout too,so what's your point ?
.. you're not a free man,delude yourself all you want about that,if you were free there would be no pay taxes,so not free,you pay to eat,so not free,you pay to drink water,so not commit a crime,guess what,yeah still not free.... America is not the home of the free,it has some of the highest incarceration rates in the western world...
You are owned by your possessions,and now they own you!!!...
So still not free....

You got lucky,
Lots of people have the will to work,most people don't want to live on welfare,but what are they gonna do when there are no jobs being created!?
So they are not free either....
Those investments you talk about are at the mercy of someone else,so you don't have the security you think you have...
And if you'd gotten ill before Obamacare came in,it would've eaten your savings and investments,so yeah,still not free dgraff....

By DeadEnd at 15,Jul,17 10:57 other posts of DeadEnd 
It's very strange to acknowledge that trickle down economics is horse shit and at the same time defend voting for a president and political party that only wants to further push wealth and power to big corporations and the already super rich. Did people actually believe that a person like Donald Trump would care about normal working people?

Since I'm Swedish I can assure you that you don't have to worry about having me as president
By dgraff at 16,Jul,17 10:55 other posts of dgraff 
Why not they let Obama be president and he was a sand -----
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By alexblue at 16,Jul,17 12:18 other posts of alexblue 
Was he in game of thrones ?...
By dgraff at 16,Jul,17 19:14 other posts of dgraff 
No he was in the game of bones
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Him and all gore were **** lovers
By alexblue at 16,Jul,17 20:00 other posts of alexblue 
And get to some constructive criticism dgraff,cuz you are fulfilling a stereotype with your comments about Obama....
I can sit here and back up why I dislike Trump,what are you doing ?
By dgraff at 16,Jul,17 21:12 other posts of dgraff 
Your a fucking duch bag Alex and there's plenty of members that will agree with me you British ass hole
By alexblue at 16,Jul,17 22:42 other posts of alexblue 
Why thank you dgraff and those members are entitled to think I'm an asshole, doesn't mean they disrespect me cuz they disagree with me... I'm opinionated,big woop, challenge my point of view, don't just call people names.
By mravg2u at 19,Jul,17 20:06 other posts of mravg2u 
draff is allowed his free speech. It is your choice to read it and then reply. There seems to be a clear disagreement on your political thoughts. Why are you continuing to seek his thoughts? I think he made his feelings clear.
By alexblue at 19,Jul,17 20:31 other posts of alexblue 
You go on about free speech as if it gives you the right to say absolutely anything you like about someone without recourse...fuck that mravg2u.... it's called principles...
And dgraff told me exactly why he h@tes Obama in private message,and that reason is so fucking against everything I stand while I appreciate you trying to diffuse the situation, it's not of your concern.
By mravg2u at 20,Jul,17 05:29 other posts of mravg2u 
If you wish Alex, I am merely pointing out you are the one who chooses to continue. Of course that is your right to free speech. Good luck.

By dgraff at 22,Jul,17 20:25 other posts of dgraff 
There's no situation Alex you don't like who I am and I don't like who you are like I said before we will just have to agree to disagree case closed

By Arexa at 22,Jul,17 21:27 other posts of Arexa 
It sounds to me like you're simply intolerant of those who don't share your bigoted opinions....
By dgraff at 22,Jul,17 22:03 other posts of dgraff 
I'm trying to be the bigger man here and end this

By phart at 15,Jul,17 07:38 other posts of phart 
If people are put to work,they can buy their own health care instead of depending on others to give it to them.

I think back to 9-11 and witnessing 2 airplanes flying into our twin towers and the "harassing" minority's issue fades because I know what is being done now is to try and protect me and my fellow Americans from that happening again. Sadly I think England and Germany have had way to many terrorism attacks to ignore the facts as well. It is time for governments of the world to drop the political correctness horseshit and do what is necessary to protect their country's and their citizens.
By DeadEnd at 15,Jul,17 11:27 other posts of DeadEnd 
Every other developed nation can afford to provide healthcare to their citizens, don't see why you would want some kind of survival of the fittest solution in the US. I can assure you that an unhealthy population won't do anything good to the economy of your country. I also don't understand why you're so down on Obama when a lot more jobs were created during his time in power than the previous Bush yeasr, seems like you should give him props for that :p

There are over a billion muslims in the world so it's just really unproductive and misguided to treat them all as threats because of something a very tiny extremist part of their religion supports. You're giving the terrorist exactly what they want by fueling some kind of us versus them mentality between muslims and the rest of the world.
By phart at 15,Jul,17 16:19 other posts of phart 
The terrorist had and still have a large support group made up of folks that will never show up on the radar or commit a actual act of terror.

To say it is a tiny part of the whole is not all true. Those that knew and did not speak up,those that helped, those that continue to support, are the 1's the new immigration system would be affecting. If the individual muslim is peaceful they should understand the need to protect their peace and that of everyone else.If America is threatened and they are living here, then they should feel as much in danger as any other religious group. Has a terrorist bomb ever been selective about who it kills?

Besides, since Americans seemingly don't care about their next door neighbor enough to help them in time of need,why worry about a total stranger that is a muslim? Kinda of a double standard aint it?

I think part of the reason some folks bring back up Hillary and Obummer is the fact that trump haters don't provide actual data as to what either of them did. They just say Trump is doing nothing and That is annoying.

By dgraff at 16,Jul,17 21:15 other posts of dgraff 
Your a duch bag to you Swiss ass hole
By Arexa at 22,Jul,17 21:27 other posts of Arexa 
Simple geography lesson for you, sir...

By retro57 at 02,Aug,17 07:50 other posts of retro57 
OMG here we go again , another repuklan... give me a break, you know there is a whole lot more than just Fox news, Limbaugh, Federalist to get your info from. Voting against yourself does no one any good. Me, I think the US is in very serious trouble now (and its not just the President), the probability of War is very real now. Think that the 2008 economic disaster, will come back this time and really bite everyone's ass. George Carlin, shortly before his death (in the summer of 0did 10 minute spot called "Dumb Americans", He predicted the events of today so clearly. You are not far from SS, Medicare. Why don't you commit to not taking these democrat programs, send them a letter refusing to take them. It's time to realize you are not in the big club, only Trump and his friends are. The only thing I can say is this Thank God the youth of today is waking up, to folks like you. Ex Navy Vet.
By phart at 02,Aug,17 15:13 other posts of phart 
thanks for your service sir.

a couple problems with that idea of not taking "programs" as you call them.

1, All of us have to PAY INTO social security.Regardless if of what party we are in. It is not a benefit or charity to be exploited,it is money we put into it,along with our employers,that is supposed to draw interest and be paid BACK to us in monthly installments when we reach retirement age. It is not something we get because we are sexy or old. It is something We PAID FOR.
2.What happens to the money folks paid into it that have died and never drew back any of what they paid in? There should be a surplus, not a deficit.

By Icudoiwill2 at 23,Aug,17 00:34 other posts of Icudoiwill2 
are you ok ? do you need a hand up? you look uncoferterbule.Retro

By bella! at 15,Jul,17 09:40 other posts of bella! 
JustWill, what "card(s)" are acceptable to play?
By JustWill at 15,Jul,17 15:23 other posts of JustWill 
You can play any "card" that is actually RELEVANT to the point under discussion. Clinton and Obama are not relevant to most discussions about Trump, yet his supporters keep bringing them up like that makes Trump less of a ding-bat.
When I say: "Donald Trump can not put an intelligible sentence together to save his life", and they come back with "But Hillary had e-mails!" they are just deflecting because they can't truly rebut my claim of Presidential Moronitude.
By phart at 15,Jul,17 16:25 other posts of phart 
Trump was the lesser of the 2 evils that was running to be our president. The choice was obvious to anyone with a pulse that could see the mess the previous 1 did and would not want to see it continue.
By DeadEnd at 15,Jul,17 17:54 other posts of DeadEnd 
What mess? There was strong job growth and the economy started to recover after the disastrous Bush years. only registered users can see external links

He didn't throw you into any useless wars and you regained much of the reputation that was ruined during the Bush years.
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No major scandals during his whole presidency, so am I missing something?
By phart at 15,Jul,17 22:04 other posts of phart 
Well I am sorry I don't have charts to "splain" things.
I just know I had damn good health insurance till that sumbitch screwed it up. I worked for a employer that provided it. As should most people that can. it is not a insurance for the fittest, it is insurance for those that present some effort to help them damn selves instead of being BUMS.
Have you priced obama care? The 3 people i know of that did are still without insurance because his "affordable" health care would cost them almost their entire monthly income.
1100 bucks a month for 1 guy that was able to show 1400 a month income. Now how the hell is that affordable? And it was NOT a problem until Obama came along and made it 1.
Hospitals that take government money can not turn any 1 down for basic medical care. so no one was "suffering" as bad as claimed. Oh they may have had to treat their stumped toe or live with a penis they were born with but still,no one "suffered" as is portrayed in our media at that time.

As for wars,granted, we were in some when he took office. But his LACK of action ,as in finishing the job started, allowed the enemy to grow in strength, Isis as a example.

1 issue I see is some folks like to sit back and look at charts to prove their statement. Others,like myself, have to go out and see reality face to face and learn from what is known as the school of hard knocks. Open your eyes, lift them from your smart phone,stop texting everyone and look around you!
Around me I see friends that had been out of work 3 years or more that are in some segment of home construction are now booked solid for at least 2 years.
I watched 1 neighbor become a multimillionaire about 2 weeks after trump was elected. A large company had put some money down on 4 million dollars worth of land and their lawyer said,"If trump wins, the paperwork is ready to be signed". The company wanted to expand,but had to put their plans on hold in 2010 because of the sagging economy.

1 man I know got a good raise and offers of overtime,a week after Trump won.
Granted I can't put all this in a chart so you can look at it, But I saw it with MY EYES. And can convey it to you.
By DeadEnd at 16,Jul,17 01:13 other posts of DeadEnd 
You asked for actual data earlier so I provided it. Of course not everyone benefitted, but on a national level more jobs were created, the economy grew and millions more got access to proper healthcare. It might not have helped you personally, but the statistics will show that his presidency was a net benefit for the majority of Americans. If we were to compare anecdotal evidence I'm sure I could find countless of stories from people that lost homes and jobs in the wake of the financial crisis that kicked of during the Bush years.

I can't see any reason to believe that the policies suggested by the republican party would benefit a majority of the American people. I only see a bunch of thinly disguised tax cuts designed to enrich the wealthy and powerful at the cost of normal people. Trump will of course gladly sign anything being sent to his table.
By phart at 16,Jul,17 07:46 other posts of phart 
Well,1 question I would like to ask. How many poor people provide jobs and invest in new technology that can provide jobs?

Is Gm owned by homeless people?

Is Exxon owned by a bunch of bums living in a abandoned rail car?

Did Trump drive his own limo before he became president?
Does the paper boy hire someone to mow his grass?

Nope,all the folks working there are provided jobs and benefits because of the investments made by those "awful" rich people! Cut their throat and it is the beginning of the end.
Poor people work for the richer folks. it is a system that has it's flaws but it would work, if people would work.

By bella! at 15,Jul,17 17:26 other posts of bella! 
You didn't answer my other question, JustWill.

By dgraff at 16,Jul,17 21:17 other posts of dgraff 
Every one likes a little ass but no likes a smart ass
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By JustWill at 18,Jul,17 11:10 other posts of JustWill 
This is not true.
I would much rather hang with a smartass than a dumbass.
By dgraff at 18,Jul,17 19:50 other posts of dgraff 
I wouldent trade one ounce of my common sense or my street smarts for all the degrees in the world
By JustWill at 19,Jul,17 09:07 other posts of JustWill 
I'm not talking about "degrees", I'm talking about INTELLIGENCE. Paper doesn't make you smart. The ability to gather information and come up with a logical, well-reasoned conclusion does.
By dgraff at 19,Jul,17 18:27 other posts of dgraff 
Gather information from were the Internet or the media you don't really believe every thing you see there do you that would be like believing every thing you see on Syd
By phart at 19,Jul,17 19:28 other posts of phart 
Remembe the X Files, "the truth is out there".
Yea, Some damn where,but not on tv or the net.
You can't find the truth.

Intelligence,a strange word to find on a website full of pussys and dicks.
Last election, I gathered information, and came up with the most logical conclusion and acted on it. I voted Trump.

Back to my question, "How many poor people provide jobs ?"
Liberals **** the wealthy so much,but yet forget their paychecks come from somewhere. And I doubt it is the bell boy at the hotel.

By JustWill at 19,Jul,17 20:39 other posts of JustWill 
It's called RESEARCH.

Here's how it works:

When a person has a question about something, they check all the available sources of information on that subject. They examine the pros and cons, check the information against various sources when there is a conflict, and draw a reasoned conclusion from what they have discovered.

Most people these days don't know how to do that. They only rely on sources that agree with their point of view or that tell them what they want to hear.

INTELLECT is about processing information, not regurgitating it.

By the way, to me, people who use the "I'd rather have street-smarts" line always sound like the guy who can't get a date on a Friday night and says: "I don't care. Women are more trouble than they are worth, and I prefer being by myself anyway."
By phart at 19,Jul,17 22:45 other posts of phart 
I am a high school graduate and have a 2 year associate degree as i know a little about how to do research. Learned it along with troubleshooting methods.

Intelligence and education are good things.Even with those 2 assets, if a person does not have the hands on ability,that some call "street Smarts" the knowledge is of no value because it can not be put into practical use. It takes some of both to survive.

By limestone at 22,Aug,17 23:37 other posts of limestone 
The rabbit may still come your way,

By Andthisisme at 15,Jul,17 05:50 other posts of Andthisisme 
I quite deliberately did not mention Hillary. I was commentiong on certain Twitter behaviours by President Trump.

We have to accept the voice of the people. whether we like it or not, but that does not mean we should be uncritical of any politicians actions.

I just remembered this clip from a satirical show here in the UK, aah the 'good old days'

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By leopoldij at 15,Jul,17 22:24 other posts of leopoldij 
Because, as American psychiatrists have revealed, only registered users can see external links , he's mentally ill.

So the likelihood that he decides to nuke north Korea, say, is much higher than any other (recent) president. If he does that, it's people outside the US that are going to be affected. Even if he doesn't go to thesecextremes, his decisions, affect billions on this planet.

That's why people outside the US care.

By DreadPirateRoberts at 20,Jul,17 04:36 other posts of DreadPirateRoberts 
As a guest in this country I get to observe your system. I'm not being critical, but why do you Americans vote for two parties that seemingly do not have your best interest at heart?
By phart at 20,Jul,17 09:10 other posts of phart 
Because we don't have alot of choice,there is 3 rd partys and could be more. But the media is controlled by the main 2 and the others do not get proper coverage or respect.
Of course those party's usually run some body that is so far in outfield from the norm I would be scared of them being in control of a wheel barrow,much less a country.
By alexblue at 20,Jul,17 09:30 other posts of alexblue 
It's money,just the size of your country makes it difficult to get started in politics,to get support,to have a message that truly resonates with the majority and is a more rational one than the others..
The money has to come from somewhere,and that's the problem..
How to raise funds that don't tie you to a corporation/lobbying group ?...these people don't give money without that "special friendship" as it know the way it is,most politicians are just in the pockets of these how do you give someone who you could really get behind and believe in a fair go? And not just have to vote for one of two big assholes...
A lot of countries including the UK have the two party problem,and it's not really working for any of us.... it's left v right,and I think people just really want to bang these fucks heads in,and say wtf are you doing to my country?
Most people are stuck in that mindset of "hey,I don't really want to be left or right,I want common sense"...but you can't get that...

By DreadPirateRoberts at 21,Jul,17 02:46 other posts of DreadPirateRoberts 
That would all change if a few brave people voted for third party, and placed their money else where. Other wise it seems freedom is just an illusion.

By kebmo at 28,Jul,17 01:00 other posts of kebmo 
I don't think Trump will last another 3.5 years. He'll implode and President Pence will step in. Trump is his own worst enemy.

He still hasn't got a damn thing done in six months. No, he hasn't. The democrats own the House, Senate and the Presidency and nothing has actually been accomplished. Uh, uh, NO! Nothing has been accomplished. Nothing. It must be Hillary Clinton's fault eh?

He's a master manipulator and I think that at the end of the day he sits back and enjoys the mayhem he's created for the day... but wait for tomorrow's tweets, we'll forget about today's and look at the new shiny keys he jingles before our eyes.

To the 49% of eligible voters that didn't vote on November 8th 2016: Now do you understand why you need to vote? If you didn't vote, you can't complain because you didn't do anything about it. Voter apathy is rampant in the entire Western World, so you're not alone in America but here's a great example of what COULD go wrong if you don't exercise your constitutional right to decides who runs your country.

What he does affects me, my family in the lumber industry and the people of Canada. Free Trade.

I can also inform you that President Trump is single handily taking a huge chunk of Canadian tourist dollars out of the hands of Americans. Why should we come to the US when we have so many other options. He keeps making it more and more difficult to do something Canadians have done for generations. Groups of school klds will no longer come either. A group of 12 year olds in the spring had a Muslim student and he was refused entry ONLY because he was Muslim. No other reason. Now any group with a visible minority member (which would be most) will take their dollars elsewhere or more likely just keep them in Canada.

Border gaurds are also regularly asking if we have ever smoked pot!!! Really? EVER? Oh yeah, and here's my cell phone access so you can have a look through it too.

Canadians are America's neighbour, largest trading partner and best friend. We'll make it through this like we've made it through everything in the last couple of hundred years. We've been through worse together.

-A Canadian opinion.

By leopoldij at 17,Aug,17 23:36 other posts of leopoldij 
Because he covfefe, despite the negative pressure.. That's why.

By leopoldij at 20,Aug,17 20:12 other posts of leopoldij 
Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas
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RIP Jerry!

By Arexa at 15,Aug,17 20:34 other posts of Arexa 
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By Icudoiwill2 at 16,Aug,17 00:40 other posts of Icudoiwill2 
Lol That would wake you up in the morning.

By leopoldij at 17,Aug,17 23:34 other posts of leopoldij 
Your world views are very shaky.

By alexblue at 19,Aug,17 05:27 other posts of alexblue 

By leopoldij at 27,Jul,17 03:07 other posts of leopoldij 
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President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.

Why do you think he does that?
By CharlieB at 27,Jul,17 03:23 other posts of CharlieB 
Sounds like his attempt to distract from other things he's doing that people don't like.
By leopoldij at 27,Jul,17 03:37 other posts of leopoldij 
But this is very myopic.

By _avg_ at 27,Jul,17 04:21 other posts of _avg_ 
Who can know the mind of this president but this president?

I've read a report however that this move was a precondition for the support of certain legislators on funding for the long-proposed "border wall", as part of a funding bill coming to vote soon...

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By leopoldij at 27,Jul,17 08:59 other posts of leopoldij 
"Who can know the mind of this president but this president? "

Do you REALLY think so? Do you really think that HE knows his mind? I don't think so.

By phart at 27,Jul,17 22:16 other posts of phart 
From what I can tell from my reading it has to do with the expense. I think the folks join and then expect the military to pay for their transitions is what it boils down to.
That is expensive surgery. Not necessary for the person to serve as a solider so it is not the military's or taxpayers burden to bare. Kinda blunt but seems to be 1 of the issues.
By JustWill at 27,Jul,17 22:22 other posts of JustWill 
The cost is around 2.8 million per year over all.
About equal to the cost of one month's worth of trips for Trump to Florida.
Also, the military spends about 35 million a year on Viagra.
By leopoldij at 28,Jul,17 02:52 other posts of leopoldij 
Ha ha. Viagra? Why?
By JustWill at 28,Jul,17 08:14 other posts of JustWill 
Because old, limp guys in the military want boners, too.
By phart at 28,Jul,17 10:13 other posts of phart 
Well if they are spending that on the blue pill someone needs to nip that shit.If a woman don't turn you on enough to get hard, you don't a hard on.
A hard dick does nothing to help win a war or protect a country.Once you sign up for the military that is your job,fucking can wait till you go home.
By _avg_ at 29,Jul,17 03:11 other posts of _avg_ 
Unlike most citizens of the internet and too few Americans, more generally, I decided I needed to look further into Will's claim so that I can construct a critically informed response to it, and to you.

Like I suspected, the claim was false: the military does not spend 36mil/yr on Viagra.

It spent 41.6mil on Viagra, ALONE, and 84mil on ED treatments altogether in 2014, according to the DOD-commissioned study, as reported by this and other sources:

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Contrary to whatever you said in the self-righteous word-vomit you spewed up there (and Poe's Law aside), less than 10% of that was for active duty members, in part because PTSD can cause or exacerbate ED and in part because ED medications can be prescribed to treat hypertension and other conditions (though it IS primarily for ED).

Frankly, I personally don't begrudge the military wanting to ensure that their men -- men who are willing to sacrifice years of their lives, or indeed that very life itself, in service to this great country and its values -- will always have a working rifle. (Pardon the metaphor)

That is even easier to condone when put into the perspective of the total military spending allowance in excess of 500 BILLION dollars in 2014:

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...meaning that less than .16% of the annual military budget went to assisting the quality of our current and former servicemen's sex lives.

Now, I'm a callous asshole by just about any measure. And I fully endorse reigning in the purse-strings on excessive government expenditure, wherever it's due. But even *I* am not willing to go after the boners of the men fighting for my freedoms...
By phart at 29,Jul,17 08:44 other posts of phart 
Wow that is alot of money. But if the Ed problem is linked to their service then it is a sense able thing. Diarys and records indicate even back to the civil war about what is now called PTSD.It is just now being understood and treated.
When I said that above I was under the impression that the 36 million was being spent on active members for the blue pill, which again,during the time they are active military, don't need the distraction during their service of a hardon.

By _avg_ at 29,Jul,17 02:36 other posts of _avg_ 
Every soldier needs a functional rifle...

By DeadEnd at 28,Jul,17 01:14 other posts of DeadEnd 
It's ridiculous to blame it on costs in a military that gladly wastes millions of dollar in any other area. It's all about removing rights for people that they consider weird and don't conform to their old conservative view of the world. Same with the stupid bathroom bills, just make up any reason to make life more difficult for those that are different.
By leopoldij at 28,Jul,17 02:52 other posts of leopoldij 
That's a more reasonable explanation.

By Andthisisme at 28,Jul,17 10:51 other posts of Andthisisme 
I tend to agree with avg. This could be something he has discussed aor agreed with the conservative/ religious right. There are some very conservative sections of the US population who are against abortion, gay rights, gun control etc and being anti transgender fits with that.

By talk4s at 01,Aug,17 15:28 other posts of talk4s 
Weeeellllll...Ifn he be smart nuff, cud bee ta destract us citizens ta wat he rilly bee up ta...ceptin' he be a big DUMBASS, that be athinkin he be smrt, evin tho he be bout dum as they cum...He is doing this because he is totally incapable of seeing ANYTHING from another human's viewpoint. Or even that there are any other humans besides himself. A major factor in the World today and it's totally FUCKED UP situation...And...he is scared of any sexual differences. Just like LOTS of people on this planet full of 7.5 Billion humans...the Donald is truly seriously BENT. Dangerously BENT. And we are all @ his, Pooter's, Kim yung un's and many other 'leaders' mercy because of their own individual warped perspectives on life...and lots of those perspectives stem from sex and their fears of it. Makes men act extremely macho (pooter for instance) so that no one will know their innermost sexual feelings. GAY fantasies, etc.?...I used to think money made the World go round (it does) but now think sex is much more a driving ****. Just because everyone has so many secrets about their own sexuality.

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This is just so STUPID!...missing word is f o r c e. Censorship at it's BEST!
By leopoldij at 01,Aug,17 17:31 other posts of leopoldij 
You're right: sex makes the world go round. I've seen people who climb up to positions of power only to be able to fuck anyone they want from a position of power. And we see them go down, once in a while, very rarely in fact, once they're caught. Take, for example, the previous head of the IMF, Straus-Kahn, he could fuck anyone he liked (and he did) and he chose to fuck a hotel maid. It was, perhaps, set up, but this was his end. Repressed sexuality at young age leads to this kind of behaviour. I've personally met people like him.

By leopoldij at 31,Jul,17 17:51 other posts of leopoldij 
Meanwhile, the Swedes have fucked up data security:
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Almost all citizens' personal data has been leaked.

Why? Incompetence and greed. Selling public assets to companies, IBM was involved , the Czech republic, Serbia, etc. A total mess.

Sweden leaked confidential data to IBM in outsourcing deal.
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So what do you make of it?
By phart at 31,Jul,17 19:45 other posts of phart 
well the people thought they could trust the government with the info and now that they have found out they can't,the same government is telling "it is ok,don't worry" .
sounds like a damn big mess brewing.

You honestly have to consider terrorist have infiltrated company's like IBM and it is possible they saw info, copied it to a stick and took it home. Hell if nothing else write down names and such with a ink pen so the computer has no idea the data was moved around.
By leopoldij at 01,Aug,17 13:05 other posts of leopoldij 
You're right. This is what happened.

By leopoldij at 28,Jul,17 03:05 other posts of leopoldij 
I think I posted this before but maybe I failed due to internet connection problems. Anyway, if I'm double-posting I apologize in advance.

I was pointing out that the New Speak by the US government has reached new heights. Here we go (exact quotes):

What I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leaders.

So they're going to have to go fuck themselves.

Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac. 'Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.'

I've gotta start tweeting some shit.

I'm not trying to suck my own cock.


What do you think? Should they speak like that?

If yes, should we give them an honorary free, not anonymous, account on ShowYourDick?
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CNN had to give a warning when posting the story (of the speech of one of the government people):

WARNING: This story contains graphic language.
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By talk4s at 31,Jul,17 13:17 other posts of talk4s 
The MOOCH has gone power hungry. As in TOTALLY FUCKING MAD power hungry. As has his owner, the Donald. Sure the Moochie would suck the big A$$ holes cock if asked...get ready for a ride none of us will EVER forget! If you thought the 1st 6 months were something...just wait for the 2nd act! And having people in BIG power acting just like the internet trolls that slither hither and nither thru the electronic matrix of all of our lives is just dangerous as all hell...
By leopoldij at 31,Jul,17 17:46 other posts of leopoldij 
And he was fired. Because he said "fucking" too many times. Trump uses these words too ("I'll grab her by the pussy") a bit less frequently.

By DeadEnd at 31,Jul,17 15:18 other posts of DeadEnd 
Hahaha hired for one week and he's already managed to get himself fired and divorced.

Trump only hires the best people!!
By leopoldij at 31,Jul,17 17:44 other posts of leopoldij 
That's right. This US administration is full of clowns.

By mobiusdick at 30,Jul,17 05:17 other posts of mobiusdick 
Watching Trump speak on the news zaps my will to live. I become nauseous looking at his face. Over the next three and a half years, having to see him everyday I will slowly starve to death. At least then I will be free of him.

By Arexa at 29,Jul,17 00:30 other posts of Arexa 
This is totally my favorite video at the moment. 🐠
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By _avg_ at 29,Jul,17 02:13 other posts of _avg_ 
The first 2-1/2hrs were pretty good, but the last 90min totally failed to deliver on the expectations they set up...

By DreadPirateRoberts at 29,Jul,17 04:31 other posts of DreadPirateRoberts 
That's 30 seconds of my life I'll never get back.
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By DarkMax at 28,Jul,17 12:06 other posts of DarkMax 
Ups. A wrong topic.

By leopoldij at 28,Jul,17 00:34 other posts of leopoldij 
Here's the new way to speak if you have a high up position in the US government:

I've gotta start tweeting some shit.

 I'm not trying to suck my own cock.

Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac. 'Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.'

So they're going to have to go fuck themselves.

What I want to do is I want to fucking kill all the leaders.

Ha ha. These guys are ridiculous.
Or, maybe, they should be given accounts in SYD. Free ones. And not anonymous.

By DeadEnd at 27,Jul,17 18:54 other posts of DeadEnd 
Haha this Scaramucci guy is hilarious. Comms director for less than a week and he's already in the media calling colleagues paranoid schizophrenics or accusing them of trying to suck their own cocks. Also managed to threaten to send FBI on people for "leaking" a document that was already for public disclosure. What is going on?

By Arexa at 20,Jul,17 16:58 other posts of Arexa 
Chester Bennington committed suicide. So sad!
By alexblue at 20,Jul,17 20:56 other posts of alexblue 
By mravg2u at 20,Jul,17 21:06 other posts of mravg2u 
Whats with the noted people taking themselves away from the world, very sad. only 41, makes one ponder, why?

On a lighter note, Alex we will be in London for a few days in London next to Hyde Park. If you know the area and can suggest a few places you like to eat, that are affordable. Such as a lunch type place.
If you have a favorite fine dining place in the area let me know.

By JustWill at 19,Jul,17 09:15 other posts of JustWill 
More evidence that Donald Trump is an IDIOT:
The guy is ass-deep in the so-called "witch hunt" (propagated, of course, by "fake news") of the Russian Collusion scandal. So, he has a s3cret meeting with Putin--which lasts for over an hour and is only between Trump, Putin,and a Russian interpreter (no other US official or interpreter is present and there is no record of what was discussed).
How does behavior like that NOT look suspicious?
The guy is like an accused p3dophile who denies the charges but keeps hanging around kindergarten pl@ygrounds!
By Andthisisme at 19,Jul,17 10:25 other posts of Andthisisme 
There is the old adage that many percieved conspiracies are actually cock-ups. The reality is that in President Trump the US has a businessman accustomed to behaving in the way that businessmen do and he has not yet learnt that what is acceptable in business will not pass muster in politics.
I love the closing analogy by the way.
By JustWill at 19,Jul,17 10:31 other posts of JustWill 
Businessman or not, an intelligent person would understand that he is stepping on his own balls every time he does things like this Putin meeting.
I ask you: How is a skeevy and slimy "businessman" any different than a politician? Same kind of reptile, but from a different "swamp".
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As to the potential of the Russian thing being a "cock-up", I would buy that if there was only one thread to follow. They keep finding more ties--and more lies--as time goes on. A string of "cock-ups" starts to look like intentional subterfuge and cover-up after a while.
By Andthisisme at 19,Jul,17 11:02 other posts of Andthisisme 
I made the businessman point because by and large what they get up to is out of sight,(we have businessmen over here as bent as corkscrews but the shady deals and actions are seldom revealed.), they are not subject to public scrutiny like politicians.
However, as you say, after a number of 'cock-ups', you do start to ask the question.

By CountryCouple54 at 18,Jul,17 12:54 other posts of CountryCouple54 
This conversation could go on for months..... I hear you all saying the things Obama didn't do. He wasn't in any scandals, he didn't start any unnecessary wars, he didn't do this and he didn't do that. Can someone tell me what exactly Obama did for the US. Cause in my eyes he did more for foreign countries than he ever did for the US. And has anyone thought that that reason by itself is why so many Americans had had enough, and for that same reason is why so many non Americans support him. Hell it was like we had a US president that spent more time, more energy, more resources, too fix other nations and he forgot about his own country. If he would have dedicated more time as a US president and less time trying to be a world leader, it might have turned out different. There is a reason Obama is liked outside the US. And there is a reason he is hated in the US. Just saying.
By alexblue at 18,Jul,17 17:39 other posts of alexblue 
If you don't know why Obama worried about other countries,more fool you...dude caught bin Laden, but people don't believe it,he helped implement a financial stimulus plan,that without it your country would still be in a recession/depression,motor industry bailouts that the GOP didn't want to carry out, Obama fought job growth under him counts for shit,so yeah he didn't do shit except help recover one of the worst financial downturns in history,that some of Trump's current administration were responsible for,cuz of deregulation,he fought for consumers rights too....they all benefitted America....

Trump is gonna rip it all up,when you can go back to irresponsible lending, consumers getting fucked ,America will be great again,of course Obama fucked up with healthcare,but what do you expect from an industry that put profits before people...

That's my dumb fucking British view....

By phart at 18,Jul,17 19:07 other posts of phart 
Obama caught bin laden.

Yea right. He takes the credit,but did nothing but that.

The military and intelligence community found the bastard and got him and supposedly tossed his ass in the ocean. But we as Americans have no real proof of that.

I feel like the bastard is still alive because how else would we have escaped another major attack? Because he is sitting back somewhere in Wyoming or other scarcely populated area drinking a cool 1 telling folks info to save his sorry ass..
By CountryCouple54 at 18,Jul,17 20:41 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Again Alex your bringing up the good things. What about the shit that we as Americans seen going on here. Bin Laden was found when we wanted him found. That war raged on so we could take their oil. 911 was not carried out by terrorist. We planned that shit and blamed Bin Laden knowing he would take the credit. Obama new what was going on. And as far as the motor industry. Fuck em. Because a bunch of crooked degenerates ran Chrysler and Chevrolet in the ground we had to bail them out. Ford kept on rolling. Now every Chevrolet commercial you see on US television talks about how they are the best selling most awarded car company in America. Have they paid back any of that bailout money yet? The union auto workers would have been employed elsewhere. That's what unions do. And if not, they would have went on unemployment and received more money and benefits from Obama anyways.
By alexblue at 19,Jul,17 01:23 other posts of alexblue 
Tell me the bad stuff then,cuz all I'm hearing is complaints about that I'm talking about the good things....
And Google GM bailout repayments... Forbes and Bloomberg did a good review on it...
I'll agree the war was about oil,but I'm not convinced by conspiracy regarding 9/11...
And unions are not likely to find jobs where there are they would have no choice but to live of what savings they have before ending up on unemployment..
I know you care about your country,it so clear to anyone,but help me out a little..

By alexblue at 19,Jul,17 00:16 other posts of alexblue 
You need to do some reading instead of listening to conspiracy theories!!!!you know why bin Laden was buried at sea ?so he wasn't made a martyr by having a burial site for his know to stop people wanting to be like bin Laden and copy him!!!!!and it was a middle finger to Muslims too cuz Sharia law states you need to be buried in the ground....
So actually Obama mocked bin Laden by burying him at sea.
I learnt that from a Muslim...
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When I say Obama caught bin Laden you knew what I meant...Obama was the guy in charge at the time,isn't Potus commander in chief ?

By dgraff at 18,Jul,17 20:30 other posts of dgraff 
Who paid for that bail out the tax payers that's who if general motors and chrysler couldn't run there business then let them fall on there face ford didn't ask for a hand out
By phart at 18,Jul,17 22:49 other posts of phart 
There was a couple foreign company's ready to buy GM and Chrysler and the gov would not allow it. Ford didn't ask for a bail out because they cut retirement benefits and insurance coverage ,stock dividends and other things that basically made it such the employee's and stock holders bailed themselves out.
By alexblue at 19,Jul,17 00:23 other posts of alexblue 
So America first is ok for trump but not ok for Obama ?
Wow....and it was Bush who instigated the bailout, Obama took a bit too much credit for it..

By dgraff at 19,Jul,17 05:59 other posts of dgraff 
And let's give some credit to ford for the way they handled there cuts they started at the top were the big spending was and all the cuts were discussed amoung the workers and we're voluntary till they were out of the red Gm and chrysler could have done the very same thing

By alexblue at 19,Jul,17 00:18 other posts of alexblue 
So fuck all the people that had invested in them right, remember what I said to you about how your investments are at the mercy of others ?
By dgraff at 19,Jul,17 05:50 other posts of dgraff 
I watch them every day once a wise man told me if you watch the penny's the dollars will watch them selves

By dgraff at 16,Jul,17 21:24 other posts of dgraff 
Alex blue has me in the mood for a fight any takers come one come all the old dgraff is coming out
By alexblue at 16,Jul,17 22:37 other posts of alexblue 
All this cuz you can't handle an opinion....too funny...
By phart at 17,Jul,17 10:02 other posts of phart 
Most Americans can handle opinions, it is the liberal minded 1's that can't handle 1 that goes against their thinking best I can tell.

But all in all, that is part of being a American. We are free to disagree, we are free to discuss it and vote for our leaders. Some country's don't have that option .

As for obama being someone from the sand, I wouldn't discredit the folks that live on the sand by saying he came from there. I think he is the worst leader we ever had and history will eventually blow the cover and prove it .
By alexblue at 17,Jul,17 10:54 other posts of alexblue 
Why is Obama so bad ?no one is telling me why he is so bad!!!
And Phart, you're using a site comprising of mostly gay you are a liberal minded person....
Look inwards to yourself then look at what you say!...liberal minded people want a fair society?what is wrong with that?
No one here has said why Obama was so bad ? Just call him names and say he was the worst president...
That's not productive,you want to help your country,learn from the mistakes of others...
It's funny how people are republicans but they're own lifestyle would be disowned by the GOP,...
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You need to say why Obama is so bad,not just keep repeating he was bad...

And the sand comment shows why you dislike Obama,so yeah,try and hide your true feelings...
By CountryCouple54 at 17,Jul,17 11:53 other posts of CountryCouple54 
@ Alex. There is always good with the bad with any President we have. That includes Trump. Obama was no different. His Obamacare had loopholes as any plan would have. He made people carry insurance they couldn't afford in the first place. Then penalizing then on their tax return. Again which they could not afford. But he was quick to extend those same people's welfare and unemployment checks. He was quick to give those same people free phones and food stamps. He allowed immigration to get out of control. He open the borders with communist Cuba. Allowing the Castro family, the cruise lines, the hotel franchises to get richer while the people of Cuba got nothing. Some retirees in Cuba collect $17 a month for social security. The people of Cuba got nothing from that deal. Then of course there is the war. Extending soilders deployments well after they should have been going home. Extending a war ( not started by him ) that should have and could have ended sooner. But these are things that will always be with any leader. This country is not led by a president. But by coward pussy lawyers, judges, and politicians. That continually Pussify America. So there are some that have a little hope that Trump might take a stand against these guys whether good or bad.
By alexblue at 17,Jul,17 13:34 other posts of alexblue 
See that's all I need,some clarity on on how you see things, the why,I don't live in the US,all I'm trying to do is gain some perspective of US policies and how they affect you...
And it's Congress that makes the rules,they have to pass the bills,and they are all assholes,cuz none of them represent the people anymore,they just argue for arguments sake,so yeah Obama was president,but he didn't pass the bills by himself,the Potus is a figurehead who wants to take the nation a certain way,they cannot do anything without Congress....
Yes Obama made mistakes regarding the wars,Syria etc....and I don't think the sun shines out of his butt..
How do you deal with such a fucking mess? Obama put his focus on getting Obamacare passed over everything else,I think in hindsight he fucked up there,..
Don't think I'm sitting here like the UK isn't fucked up too,cuz it is,..our politicians are assholes too,same thing,they just argue for arguments sake with the same rhetoric from yesteryear....our politicians fucked the system a while back with their expenses claims,have a look at that,and you'll see how much a bunch of assholes UK politicians are...
By CountryCouple54 at 17,Jul,17 14:13 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Just a little from here in Florida. We have had Democrats for US representatives for about 6 years now. One in particular, a woman named Debbie Waserman-Shults. She while on her campaign trail would stop and talk to the union workers. Vote Democrat we are for the unions. Soon as she was elected to Congress, she was one of the first to vote for cutting jobs, pay, and pensions of school teachers, firefighters, police, and nurses. She bet her whole campaign on union workers and then stuck it right up our asses passing Obama's cuts. In Florida it is now very difficult to get home and car insurance. Florida is the leader in the US for fraudulent claims. Auto insurance is sky high here from theft and fraud. Well it's not the working class that's filing these false claims and stealing cars. It's the scumbags that refuse to get a job cause they can live off of the system. They get unemployment checks, welfare checks, food stamps, the women get WIC checks as that amount is greater depending on how many k ids they shit out, free cell phones, and etc...... Most people scamming this system receive more than they would if they had a real job. So why the fuck would they even look for a job. But Obama continued to work for the low class unemployed people and continued to take from the working class. Here is an example...... Between my wife and I we paid about $25,000 US dollars into taxes last year. When we did our taxes we owed the government $350 US dollars. We owed them money instead of receiving money in return. Some of that had to do with these multiple programs to help the unemployed. Shit someone had to pay for all those cell phones. Again, this was not all on Obama. It's the Ass Monkeys in Congress passing this shit as they pick and choose which law will benefit their own private companies and investments. And that is the reason Trump won this election. It had nothing to do with Hilary. It was the middle class working people tired of the Democrats and continually getting shit on.
By Andthisisme at 17,Jul,17 15:51 other posts of Andthisisme 
Your position is one that is gaining traction in other countries too. Good working people see others on benefits, some worthy some maybe not receiving more than they do for working.

At the other end of the spectrum they see the wealthy doing very nicely thank you from low interest rates and high pay packages.

Not everything these good working people believe is actually true but they no longer trust the 'old order' and want change, in some cases any change is seen as an improvement.

Not long ago our Labour party leader would have been unelectable but after suffering cuts and pay limits at the hands of the establishment parties some of the British working and middle classes see him and his policies as better than what we have at present.

'Western' politics is changing and where did this start? With the massive greed of the bankers and such who led us over the cliff to the 'financial crash' that ordinary folks - yes ordinary folk - are still paying for nearly 10 years later.

It is no wonder voters are prepared to try anything to make their lot better.

By phart at 17,Jul,17 18:07 other posts of phart 
BOy there was a lot of typing while I was doing this post,this is referring back to alex's post way up the hill.

The comeing from the sand is not why I dislike O man. In America if you utilize the system as it is designed you can be educated and work your way to any position in the country,including President. Had Condoleezza Rice ran for president I would have voted for her.Much more qualified than most that have run and she is both a woman and black. Not half black like O man. O man's education cost 1000's but no one can explain where the money came from.Nor can they find but 1 or 2 classmates. No women he dated while in college have spoke up. No one can explain his trips abroad. All things a person coming up poor should not be able to do without help.And it is the possibility that the help came from sources not to the country's best interest that bothers alot of Americans. . It would seem those things and others would prompt anyone to be suspicious. But those few things should be enough to keep you googling trying to prove me wrong.

We all know he stirred up the health care soup pot and left it on the stove to boil over and be ruined. His policy's also made disability requirements stricter which has caused a friend of mine with cancer and brain damage due to chemo to loose hers

A fair society is great in theory but not everyone can be a millionaire.
By alexblue at 17,Jul,17 21:02 other posts of alexblue 
So you're bothered by him being mixed race,and being able to find his way through an education system that benefits rich people and not the trying to say you would vote for Rice doesn't pass the smell test...
Why does Obama need to prove how he paid for his education ?
Or how he went abroad!!!if there was shit on him,people would have found it by now.... Especially fox news....
By phart at 17,Jul,17 23:43 other posts of phart 
You mean to tell me it is ok to have someone in the highest position in the country and not even know who paid for his education? Or if it is even REAL?,read that as, show us a diploma, show us a class reunion pic, show us something concrete that you even went to college. Most folks are proud enough of the fact they went to college they all but flaunt it.
Why did he hide a birth certificate? why would you hide proof you are qualified? I know, trump gave up on the issue to try and get the country moving forward instead of backward but the libs just found something else to play in.

The point of all that being, if he is so comfortable hiding all that, what else is he hiding?,

What smell test? I aint trying to pass a test, I just said I would have voted for a black woman that was qualified for the job. The black part of O man does not bother me. It is his hidden,sealed past and his policy's such as health care that I don't like.

Fox news couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the directions wrote on the sole.
They are just a more conservative version of CNN. Bullshit machines. The truth is available from neither.

The prez is kinda like a goat herder. He guides things along. He says for example at a state of the union address," we are going to plant trees in the Grand Canyon." Later congress will appropriate 35.8 million dollars to study the feasibility of planting trees in the Grand canyon and then another 48 million to do a survey on which trees would survive the longest and then the next congress would kill the measure and then the next prez would say at the next state of the union address " We are going to fill in the Grand canyon and build a university on the land." And then on with the surveys and studies.
So he does play a part in things. I know those were ridicules examples but i was just trying to explain it.

By bella! at 17,Jul,17 20:58 other posts of bella! 
@ alexblue, from an outsider's standpoint, what makes you believe that Obama was outstanding POTUS?
By alexblue at 17,Jul,17 21:45 other posts of alexblue 
I don't think he was an outstanding Potus, that seems to get lost,cuz everyone just sees me as bashing trump, I've been trying to show people that its Congress who fuck you over and not the Potus,that goes for trump too.... Obama was a stooge for wall Street too, it's your politicians that fuck the system for their own benefit, both sides,how many days do they work on capitol hill ?...less than 150 I the can you make real changes to America if they only work half the year ?they used to have a mandatory summer break with pay too.... don't know if they still have the paid summer break but you get what I mean I hope,... The politicians make the mess cuz they are so far removed from the life of a an average working person....but they keep all the good benefits for themselves... that's the same for most government too,in the UK we call it a gravy train,where the politicians get pay rises whilst the rest get fucked... most of these politicians exploit the system to benefit their corporate friends and themselves...when they all go for lunch the taxpayer gets fucked....(expenses)
The state v federal government issue has it's own quirks,and that's something I've learnt from talking to American people here,how one state implemented a law compared to another...

On Obama,he did a few things, one which he took too much credit for even though the plan was already made,motor industry bailout(general motors)and the financial stimulus plan......he messed up having Clinton in his administration,I can't forgive him for that one,personally I think Obama got shafted by her being around...
She's too tainted by wall Street money,Clinton Foundation etc...

By DeadEnd at 13,Jul,17 18:24 other posts of DeadEnd 
"As horrible as this sounds, they throw large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don't see them-and they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of that stuff. As cray as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall."

President of the United States explaining to the press why a wall against Mexico would have to be transparent.

When will this clown show end
By dgraff at 13,Jul,17 19:09 other posts of dgraff 
Hahaha they can hit me in the head with 60 lbs of coccain any day as long as I can keep it
By phart at 13,Jul,17 22:40 other posts of phart 
Transparent my ass. Solid.
The mexican government needs to be arresting the assholes on their side of the wall and the US needs to be arresting the assholes on our side. Equals a small dent in the **** problem.

By JustWill at 14,Jul,17 09:20 other posts of JustWill 
"They have these little ray guns, that they shoot you with, which make you forget. So you people who think you've never seen a UFO probably see them all the time--you just don't remember it."~~ Father Guido Sarducci.

By Andthisisme at 14,Jul,17 09:55 other posts of Andthisisme 
If the current POTUS and his behaviours had been pitched as a TV show it would have rejected as totally absurd and unbelieveable.

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By leopoldij at 08,Jul,17 11:02 other posts of leopoldij 
But she shook his wife's hand. That's embarrassing too.

By _avg_ at 09,Jul,17 00:57 other posts of _avg_ 
No, no, FUCKING NO. This is bullshit propaganda and it HAS TO STOP.

I am galled and shamed by Trump as much as -- no MORESO than -- the next citizen, but this is truly "fake news" in it's most goddamned blatant, shameful form.

Here's the full SEVEN SECONDS that certain 'news sources' (in deliberate scare quotes) can't seemingly be assed to show in deference of their bullshit, eyeball-grabbing, profit-driven click-bait agenda: only registered users can see external links

Trump is an idiot and was rightly marginalized and ostracized by the leaders of other, more sensibly minded nations, but SPREADING LIES is the absolute.wrong.fucking.way. of dealing with this presidency. Do not engage in deceit; you'll be dragged down to his level and be beaten by experience.
By Andthisisme at 12,Jul,17 17:22 other posts of Andthisisme 
President Trump's behaviour, tweets and statements speak for themselves. I don't swallow the fake news message that he trys to use against the media but the media should try to avoid nonsense like this.

By eager4oral at 12,Jul,17 14:48 other posts of eager4oral 
the point here is that the Polish Pres went to the trouble of shaking the 1st lady's hand 1st and then the Pres's hand. She was definitely making a point.
By _avg_ at 12,Jul,17 22:11 other posts of _avg_ 
Poland's president is Andrzej Duda, and definitely not a woman. And it's pretty customary for the spouses to greet one another, while the presidents are shaking hands -- which is exactly what happened.

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And the point here is that this clip (and specifically the clips which edit out the full exchange) is a distortion purporting to show the Polish 1st Lady "disrespecting Trump"...which is just an outright fabrication.

This kind of bullshit needs to be called out for what it is. Perhaps then we can actually get to rational discussions of real grievances and issues.
By alexblue at 13,Jul,17 08:05 other posts of alexblue 
So many media outlets don't care about the news they report,as you say, it's clickbait to generate profit.. there's so many things that are "dubious" with Trump's administration and those things get hidden under a swathe of Trump tweets and the reaction to those tweets,that's lazy journalism....
I mean,by now we know Trump cannot change his personality,or that he tweets outrageous claims without evidence,waiting for Trump to act presidential is not gonna happen,so why is it so hard to actually report what his administration is doing..
By phart at 13,Jul,17 22:37 other posts of phart 
Good or bad, it would be nice to hear what actually happens that is important to the country from our media. There are times when the truth hurts. Most of time not us,but sometimes it beans us right on the head. regardless,it is better to know the truth and learn from it.

Tweets, take that dam phone away from him. Maby he will have more time to do his work.

By JeffinKS at 13,Jul,17 00:29 other posts of JeffinKS 
(CNN)A series of new laws passed in Michigan strengthen penalties for female genital mutilation practices in the state. Performing FGM or transporting another person in the state for the purpose of undergoing FGM will be punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 10 years more than the federal penalty for the crime.
The new legislation comes only a few months after the state became the backdrop for the first federal case involving FGM in the United States. Six people were charged for either committing or assisting in performing female genital mutilation on two 7-year-old girls, who were brought into Michigan from Minnesota. FGM is **** in the United States for girls under 18 and is punishable by up to five years in prison, according to national law.
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but what about the baby boys?? we can still carve them up at will? how is this fair? they call it Female Genital Mutilation... but we cant call male circumcision mutilation??
By Andthisisme at 13,Jul,17 06:17 other posts of Andthisisme 
I take your point and I am with you on circumcision but there is a significant difference between FGM and circumcision.

With circumcision the foreskin is removed which as far as I am aware does not really impact upon the persons ability to enjoy sexual arousal/activity.

With FGM a wide range of things happen depending upon the specific culture involved " removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans; removal of the inner labia; and removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva. This last procedure is known as infibulation." All of which are totally unnecessary and do in some cases reduce the ability to enjoy sexual arousal. Of course all of this happens in traditinally very male dominated societies.

I see no cause for circumcision and would never allow a son of mine to be circumcised but FGM is way worse in the effects that it has not only physically but mentally on the female concerned.
By JeffinKS at 13,Jul,17 07:20 other posts of JeffinKS 
on this we will have to disagree....
I see that you are intact/uncut, and as such you have no idea what it it like to be circumcised. have you ever watched a video of a infant being strapped down so he can't move, then having the foreskin ripped from the glans? in the infant the foreskin is attached to the Glans just like the fingernail is to your finger.... also the foreskin has around 20,000 specialized nerve endings. I could go on but then this would be seen as just a rant. but ask yourself this... how would you feel if you were held against your will and had your foreskin cut off and then told it no big deal?
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furthermore, studies have shown that the brain chemistry of a circumcised male is different than that of an intact/uncut male... why is that?

I see no cause for FGM and would never allow a daughter of mine to have it done, but circumcision is as worse in the effects that it has not only physically but mentally on the male concerned.
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By alexblue at 13,Jul,17 08:10 other posts of alexblue 
Kinda saying what you've been saying Jeff.
To me, circumcision is an adult choice..
I have never quite understood why men would allow their sons genitals to be operated on....unless it's medically necessary..

By leopoldij at 13,Jul,17 09:13 other posts of leopoldij 
I agree with your point of view. I think a male should have a day whether he wants to be circumcised or not.
Having said that, however, I'm glad I'm circumcised.

By leopoldij at 04,Jul,17 12:14 other posts of leopoldij 
Trump wrestling with CNN:
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“He’s a genuine president expressing himself genuinely” (Trump's Security Advisor)

He has always been obnoxious, even before becoming president:
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By alexblue at 04,Jul,17 12:32 other posts of alexblue 
the media just keep repeating his tweets rather than focusing on the actual stuff that's getting done or not.
By leopoldij at 04,Jul,17 13:30 other posts of leopoldij 
Well, if you have a politician who behaves like a clown then it's only fitting to make fun of him.
By phart at 05,Jul,17 08:25 other posts of phart 
Well,he has always been a 5th grade bully type.But frankly I couldn't give a shit about that right now. We need a man with some balls in office to stand up to bullshit and get the country back on track.
Rather you agree with the above statement is irrelevant to this next 1.
He took a oath to defend our Constitution and so forth.
He is a American citizen. Since when did our bill of rights not apply to our president? He has the same freedom of speech and expression as any other American. We have just had a ass-clown for a president the past 8 years and are not used to a man saying what he thinks.
IF the damn media would shut the fuck up about bullshit and cover the NEWS and not some back room gossip,we could make progress in this country. People are so amazed by bullshit they can no longer handle the truth.
By alexblue at 05,Jul,17 09:05 other posts of alexblue 
What's he done so far Phart? I haven't seen too much getting done...all I have seen,is the EPA get ripped to pieces and regulations to protect consumers removed....the environmental impact of his decisions will have a knock on effect for future generations.....his tax plan looks stoopid,his Obamacare replacement is where exactly ?...
I'll say it again,Trump is just breaking up anything Obama had involvement in.... that's not normal behaviour,yes a new president would repeal some things their predecessors had in place,but not to the extent Trump's administration has been doing....
By JustWill at 05,Jul,17 12:47 other posts of JustWill 
You will never convince a true Trump supporter that the guy is a train-wreck and an embarrassment to the country, Alex. They don't understand the concept that the President is NOT just a normal citizen and should be held to a higher standard. They overlook the fact that, as the leader of our country he represents ALL Americans, and the majority of us think he is truly making us look bad in the eyes of the rest of the world. (Of course, real Trump supporters don't give a shit about the rest of the world--and they will be the first to tell you that.)
Instead, they blame the MEDIA, because that's what he has TOLD them to do. If he would stop acting like an entitled, spoiled ch1ld, the media would focus on his accomplishments (should he actually have any, that is).
Trump supporters are so enthralled by his bullshit that they can't actually see the TRUTH.
By bella! at 05,Jul,17 13:06 other posts of bella! 
JustWill, do you really feel that Hillary Clinton's image was that much better?
By JustWill at 05,Jul,17 14:10 other posts of JustWill 
It isn't about Clinton. Hasn't been since election night. She lost, and America's Number One Deplorable got the job. I base my judgement of Trump on his own behavior, and not on a comparison with a candidate who didn't get elected.
By bella! at 05,Jul,17 15:14 other posts of bella! 
I still don't get it.

Her lies and behavior prior to the election made it difficult for Americans to find confidence and pride in electing her in being in our country's driver's seat.
By alexblue at 05,Jul,17 16:00 other posts of alexblue 
She made her mistakes,if she had serious plans on being president,she sure did make some massive errors of judgement...she really shouldn't have been the candidate for the democrats,same as trump for the GOP...
By bella! at 05,Jul,17 17:57 other posts of bella! 
CORRECT and CORRECT. And we really didn't have much of a choice, it wasn't like we could say the joke is over, can we pick two more.

By DeadEnd at 05,Jul,17 18:04 other posts of DeadEnd 
Was it easier to find confidence and pride in placing a racist, serial sexual harasser and habitual conman into the drivers seat?

Has he shown any positive qualities since taking office? Just seems like a big embarrassing train wreck.
By bella! at 06,Jul,17 05:48 other posts of bella! 
Yes, Americans chose Donald Trump over a liar. Come to think of it, Bill Clinton did a fair amount of lying while he was in office. Oh, but give him props for being able to present himself in a proper light while in the public eye.
By JustWill at 06,Jul,17 09:17 other posts of JustWill 
"...chose Donald Trump over a liar."

Everything the man says is a lie of some kind. He has made a fortune on conning and misleading other people. Hell, he doesn't even lie well (the guy can hardly speak understandable English)...yet people keep believing in him.

The difference between Trump and Clinton is only that she didn't sound like a buffoon when she lied.

Oh...and she had a lot more class.

By leopoldij at 06,Jul,17 04:42 other posts of leopoldij 
Look what her wrote:
"Well,he has always been a 5th grade bully type.But frankly I couldn't give a shit about that"
That's the point. He should care.

By leopoldij at 06,Jul,17 05:07 other posts of leopoldij 
The other thing you notice is that CNN, itself a piece-of-shit channel, appears to be more progressive than Trump. This is unique.
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To wit (regarding the trump - dubbya comparison), notice, e.g., some of his sayings:
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By dgraff at 12,Jul,17 21:28 other posts of dgraff 
I go through life saying what ever the fuck I want to who or what ever I want so why shouldn't trump I lost faith in our government 30 years ago in my world it's every man for him self and only the strong servive I don't ask for any thing from our government nor do I want any thing from them I stand before you on my own two feet

By leopoldij at 05,Jul,17 10:30 other posts of leopoldij 
I understand that, perhaps, you're a billionaire yourself. Then, of course, Trump will protect your billions.

I was talking about having someone with some sense of dignity to be head of a state. I happen to think that most politicians are clowns, but this one, Trump, is the worst clown of all. He degrades the dignity of many Americans.

"He has the same freedom of speech and expression as any other American."

Yes, but he should follow a protocol. He may like to grab pussy, for instance, but a president is not allowed to say that. He may like to express his disgust towards others, but a president should follow some rules of conduct. Otherwise, he should not be a president. An American may feel free to get up in the morning, go to the window, and shout "I ha_te all of you fuckers", a president cannot do that. An American may feel free to fart in public, but if the president does that then the media will report it, rightly so. It happens all over the world (except Saudi Arabia).

By talk4s at 05,Jul,17 13:40 other posts of talk4s 
Bullies are balless, Phart. They pick on the weak while making a pretense of being strong...and do you REALLY want a '5th grade bully type' holding the key to YOUR very existence??...have you thought about what might happen if Trump De Dump unleashes our nukes in a fit of 5th grade anger? Not to mention he lies just like your 5th grader example. Not a fan of Obama, but the Trumpeter is truly dangerous to the planet and ALL of our lives.
By leopoldij at 06,Jul,17 05:13 other posts of leopoldij 
As I probably remarked before, you're in San Francisco, so you are not the typical trump supporter. The kind of things you say don't bother the average trump supporter; they couldn't give a shit if he nukes some far away place. I can tell you think like a foreigner. (Pun intended.)
By phart at 06,Jul,17 15:04 other posts of phart 
You mean I am supposed to care about what France thinks of the US because we are pulling out a agreement that would cost millions of dollars and jobs in this country so the "air" will be cleaner? The Air could be cleaner without their stinky perfumes.
I am supposed to care about what North Korea thinks of us?
I am supposed to care about what other country's think and put their satisfaction above our own? Is france going to replace the lost jobs from the new regulations their agreement would impose? Is Italy and the other pipsqueak country's going to support the unemployed? I doubt it, so do I care about what they think? NO.
I care about what it takes to get Americans back to work. I care about what it takes to get the roads,the bridges and rail system back in good condition.
I care about our national security. If we are all hiding in our basements scared to death by terrorist the rest of it does not make much difference.
If those other country's would stop concerning their selves with OUR affairs and fix their OWN , then after a while it may be feasible to sit down and talk.
The EPA,like alot of other organizations, had a good purpose when it began.But it is used now to control and destroy industry's that employee Americans and to **** millions of dollars to be spent to stay in compliance of some chicken shit law..It is outdated, overpowered and needs to be neutered.
Some folks are offended that Trump is asking why China and others can't help with Korea. WELL DUH, North Koreas missiles can't reach us,YET. But our Allies in those country's are in danger.It seems the latest test confirms Japan is well within reach now. It is a fair and honest question when they are ask, "Hey,why are you tolerating this?".

As for Clinton, yep,we narrowly escaped that nuclear holocaust. Even IF Trump is a train wreck,it would be much easier to clean up after him than her.

I hold my President to a higher standard.But at the same time I don't expect him to sit back and take unnecessary bullshit from folks only trying to undermine him.
Granted,he is falling into their trap. He should let a underling handle the media bullshit and get on with his job. He COULD do more,if the liberals would shut up and let the system work. It will take awhile to clean up after a sumbitch like Obama.
By leopoldij at 06,Jul,17 18:05 other posts of leopoldij 
Yes, that's what I mean. You need to care about the climate. It has nothing to do with you being American or not. It has to do that you live on this planet.
By phart at 06,Jul,17 19:02 other posts of phart 
Well,if we erased the human race from the face of the earth there would still be climate change or global warming or global cooling as it was called in the 60's.Greenhouse effect as it was referred to in the 70's. It has been going on for a long time. Due in part to changes in the planets structure,orbit around the sun and so forth.
Us tiny humans caring about the climate will change so little,regardless of our sacrifice it would hardly be noteworthy.
Have all the stupid laws in california about emissions fixed anything? Nope, as long as the jet stream carry's stuff from overseas it will remain a atmospheric septic tank.

Fukushima, hum,I wonder if the paris treaty is going to fix that? It has already raised the radiation levels in our grain in the Midwest thanks to the Jet stream. Me being a American makes that a legit concern of mine being I eat the damn food from those fields. Yet no one wants to deal with that problem. Liberal theory on that issue is," Coal makes some ash,OH my God, regulate the coal industry to the point of extinction and let's go NUCLEAR. so we can all glow in the dark in clean air! "

I would personally like to carry Algore's fat ass up on top of Mount Saint Helens and plug it with his big ass. No one pays attention to the fact he rides in big black Suburbans and owns several homes that consume much more energy than anything his drone's or followers could imagine living in. He makes no sacrifice himself but he and others like him have millions of people willing to go back to the damn stone age to save the climate.
MOST of the climate change thing,is a friggen hoax.
Just like that awful Y2K bug that was going to cause us all to be nuked by russian computers and starve to death and have 3 headed 2 footed babies.
That never materialized. Was anyone held accountable? Nope. Once Climate change is proven a hoax, there will be yet another hoax to follow in it's footsteps to keep all the little usefull idiots occupied.
By DeadEnd at 07,Jul,17 03:21 other posts of DeadEnd 
Sometime you should try and listen to people that actually know their stuff and not the oil money sponsored conservative media you seem to get all your ideas from. Every peer reviewed climate study agrees that the global warming we're experiencing is caused by the increase of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and that drastic measures need to be taken before we reach a point of no return. You can keep sticking your head in the sand and think that you know better than every scientist that spends their life working with these issues but it doesn't make you look very bright.

Being afraid of eating grains because of Fukushima is not very bright either. Again scientists that knows their stuff have determined that any temporary increase would be so miniscule to not pose any threat at all. Unless you're eating whole fields of grain on a daily basis I don't think you have to worry! I agree that Nuclear Reactors probably shouldn't be built at locations that are prone to earthquakes and other natural hazards, but besides that it has an extremely good history of safety. Coal on the other hand is responsible for hundreds of thousands of people dying early in various lung diseases because of the pollution it causes and from mining it.
By JustWill at 07,Jul,17 08:41 other posts of JustWill 
Here in 'Merica, we don't trust no durn sciencetists! Wut the blazes does peeple who spent they entire lifes studyin' on facts and stuff know about anything? They's all init fer the munny an make shit up soes they kin take away our jobs.
It's all a conspiracy by Bigfoot and them thar aliems at Area 51--same ones as faked the landing on the moon!
By phart at 07,Jul,17 08:52 other posts of phart 
make a joke if you want to,but there may be truth in your joke. There is alot of money made in research. If proven wrong,look at all the unemployed scientist.
By DeadEnd at 07,Jul,17 10:21 other posts of DeadEnd 
Do you know what there's actually lot of money in? Oil, coal and gas industries!

Don't you understand how stupid it makes you look when you rather believe in a world spanning conspiracy between independent scientists and research institutes than accept the fact that the narratives you're being fed by the oil industry and their mouthpieces shouldn't be trusted?
By JustWill at 07,Jul,17 10:41 other posts of JustWill 
Them's all LIES! They is the same peeple what wants to vaccinate all our babies and give them the Artism!
'Merica don't need no more damn Artisicts. We needs regglar peeple what don't have time for no book learnin' and nonsense like that there. Theys way too much thinkin' goin on these here days. Peeple don't needs to be thinkin' cuz that's whut we gots Fox News for to do that for us.

By JustWill at 07,Jul,17 10:42 other posts of JustWill 
It's not really a joke. In fact, the way your people think is actually terrifying.
By dgraff at 12,Jul,17 21:42 other posts of dgraff 
Let's blow up this shit hole we call earth and let God sort out the truth

By leopoldij at 07,Jul,17 13:05 other posts of leopoldij 
It is pointless to speak with you since you are already convinced that everything that is against the USA (billionaires') financial interests (i.e., not yours, unless you're a billionaire) is not worth considering.

(A good discussant must also consider the opposite point of view.)

Actually, the climate issue is against the financial interests of many other countries as well: taking action for it costs money. But the motives of other countries are not just financial. They are primarily those of survival. France and Japan and China recognize that (well, partly). Of course, if your sole criterion is boosting the financial interests of the few then you are right. Nobody should do anything.

Think also this, if you can: Do you think that every other country who abides to the Paris climate accord is so stupid to want to go for it and it is only (some, and by no means all) Americans who want out that are smart?

No. You can't understand. I understand you can't. It's like me speaking Japanese and you English. しかし、私は英語を話し、英語は完璧に合理的です。

By Andthisisme at 08,Jul,17 06:56 other posts of Andthisisme 
What is truly frightening is that increasing numbers of people, not only in the US, are receiving their 'News' through social media rather than regular news sources, newspapers, radio and TV, without truly appreciating how unreliable some of that material is.

I wont claim traditional media are perfect, but then just as much as traditional media, and probably more so, news posted on social media has a deliberate spin.

The fact that the 'fake news' agenda has taken off with so many people in a number of countries is truly terrifying. 'Fake News' appears to be news that someone does not like. That does not make it untrue.

I am not a US citizen so it is not for me to comment or pass judgement on President Trump,history may look back on him and see him as a great president...but his tweets do not help his cause one bit. If he is judged by those...!!!!!
By leopoldij at 08,Jul,17 10:57 other posts of leopoldij 
I read/ look at BBC, New York Times, LeMonde, ZNet, the Guardian, El Pais, Japan Times and some other sources.

I agree with what you say. But it's Trump who's promoting fake news. He's the one who's tweeting and refuting facts if he doesn't like them. And because he does that he gets millions of people who believe what he says rather than looking at facts.

As for judging Trump or not, surely everyone in the world is affected by his decisions and surely everyone has the right, or even obligation, to observe and critique. Likewise, Teresa May's actions concern many beyond the UK.
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As for history, we can't entirely let things being judged by it either. History is written by the winners and history hides, or trivialized, many important events. One has to be extremely critical, cautious and careful with whatever history one reads.
By phart at 08,Jul,17 11:31 other posts of phart 
I know folks here probably think I am a complete asshole but perhaps if I explain my way of thinking a bit it might help.

Americas foundation is crumbling. Once jobs are lost,people can't support themselves. They can't pay taxes to fund roads and take care of the even poorer than themselves that are on public assistance. Detroit is a good example of the effects of unemployment.
America first,Trump's Idea, is to get folks back to work. so they can pay taxes, fix the roads for example,pay for their own health care. And those on public help have a chance to get what they need and maby even get a job themselves.
When I see climate change or something along that line put higher on the priority list than helping our own people take care of themselves it offends me.
And besides,a poor man is much more apt to drive a older polluting car than a man with a good job. A employed woman is more apt to care for her own **** than to expect the government to take care of them.
Once you repair your foundation,for example getting people back to work, then you can look at other problems.
Clean air is not worth a hoot if you are starving and naked because you can't afford what you need.

I could go on but I look at things a bit different.
As far as media,I can watch BBC or the Japanese news and get a better idea of what is going on here at home than I can cbs or nbc.
By leopoldij at 08,Jul,17 15:11 other posts of leopoldij 
I understand where you're coming from and I agree that you see so many problems around you and you'd like your government to do something about it. However, can't you see that the wars that US has launched, the recent ones and in the past, may be responsible for the waste of trillions of dollars? Also, you talk about taxes. Those who do not pay taxes are the big fish. And, no matter who the president is, they won't pay all the taxes they owe. Because the whole thing is their game. The government is a buffer, something to hide the real mafia. Who runs the country? Corporations do. And this is global now. Who cares about countries? We passed from a phase of empires (up to beginning of 20th c.) to a phase of corporations. This was the idea of the US, mostly. And it's gonna be like that from now on. People are worth nothing. They can be disposed of. Oil is worth a lot and, for this, Americans, Arabs, Iranians, Europeans, ... will be sacrificed. In the mean time, British people think that by getting out of Europe will boost their economy and Americans think that Trump will save the country. Both are deluded.

By Andthisisme at 08,Jul,17 16:54 other posts of Andthisisme 
I totally understand why so many people voted for President Trump, he was offering a vision of a better world for them. In our recent election Jeremy Corbyn painted a different but equally positive view of the future if he and his party won the election.
Trump, unlike Corbyn won. Now he has to deliver.

By alexblue at 11,Jul,17 20:13 other posts of alexblue 
Maroon or blue ?... for the Aussies here
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By Big_Balled_Artist at 08,Jul,17 20:00 other posts of Big_Balled_Artist 
I live in qc canada, at 5 min of the us borders so I live in a slowly gentrificating redneck town where french/english rich/poors tradiotionnalists/progressists fight all the time. 1/3 (or more)of the households in town illegaly grows cannabis (from 50 to 50000 plants, mostly outdoor, mostly some seriously dank stuff, we also have wacko meth/speed/moonshine makers). The town is full of alcoholics, weed smokers and speed addicts on welfare. We also see a lot of US army UAVs flying low, police choppers and Canadian C-17 flying low. Our local historic monuments(round barn, covered bridge) are falling down and the crooked administration rather take more money from themself than to make them great again( 🎃🇺🇸. But it's also a beautiful place with mountains, lakes, swamps, fields, farms, all sorts of good products and a few rare but really precious good peoples. Skiing is cheap, weed, organic veggies and meat are too. There is also some really talented artists living near. A live action nude show is filmed here too. the worst part is I can't find a girlfriend or a fuck buddy since all the pretty young women have moved out of the town
By CountryCouple54 at 08,Jul,17 20:05 other posts of CountryCouple54 
With all that said, exactly what was your problem?
By Big_Balled_Artist at 08,Jul,17 20:33 other posts of Big_Balled_Artist 
Just news, talking about where I'm living, is it similar in the US Country?

By Big_Balled_Artist at 08,Jul,17 20:45 other posts of Big_Balled_Artist 
But my main problem would be the young woman drought

By onthelose at 05,Jul,17 13:29 other posts of onthelose 
Alex blue you just don't understand that after 8 years of socialist Obama we decided that isn't what we want here in this country. Of course we want him to tear down all the socialist craramp that the dems pushed thru. That's what we elected him to do. All we need now is for him to show us who in the republic party don't want to go back to democracy, so we can work on voting them out.
By alexblue at 05,Jul,17 14:15 other posts of alexblue 
Tell me what socialist crap Obama pushed through, please,cuz all I hear is Obama fucked up the country,tell me how he did that ? Don't just say Obama was a socialist,tell me what he actually did that was so bad !!!!
By Andthisisme at 06,Jul,17 17:04 other posts of Andthisisme 
I try to follow U.S. politics a little and I have come to the conclusion that we, in the UK and Europe, need to understand and accept that when it comes to politics the situation in the U.S. is totally and utterly alien to us.
i would not want to offend anyone and that is not my intention. I am not saying that the U.S politicians and voters are wrong or right just they think totally differently to us Europeans.
Two examples of the huge gulf that separates us and make my point are Gun control and Obamacare.
By alexblue at 06,Jul,17 17:14 other posts of alexblue 
I'm not anti America at all, I'm of the opinion to understand a nation you need to ask the people that live there how things affect them... if someone is for or against something, that's their right,just a bit more clarity in an answer rather than Obama fucked up the USA, I'm interested in how did he did that ?... that's how I get a better understanding.. it's not personal against anyone, I'm just asking a question...
By Andthisisme at 06,Jul,17 18:12 other posts of Andthisisme 
I wasn't suggesting that you were, I apologise if I Appeared to, really it was just me putting forward a view, very carefully, that I really don't think that we in the UK can truly comprehend how the U.S mind works politically. How else can we explain the fact that so many Americans see providing healthcare for the poor and needy as a bad thing. At the moment we in the UK are wanting to spend more on our health services to support those in need, in the states they want to spend less and remove cover from millions of people. People who then must fend for themselves. We are poles apart.
By alexblue at 06,Jul,17 18:49 other posts of alexblue 
I didn't think you were suggesting I was anti American..
And I don't think a lot of Americans see providing healthcare for the poor and needy as a bad thing,I would say a lot of them agree with that principle, it's how it's implemented...

By onthelose at 05,Jul,17 13:20 other posts of onthelose 
Trump is a master at yanking your chain. To bad you can't see that through your Trump derangement syndrome. Why would we care what a bunch of socialist around the world and in the states care. Don't call us again when you are in trouble and want us to bail you out like we did in World War Two. I admit that we let our presidents get us mixed up in Vietnam Korea iraq Afghanistan. Hindsight is of course 20/20.
By alexblue at 05,Jul,17 14:23 other posts of alexblue 
I haven't got Trump derangement syndrome,it doesn't matter to me cuz I'm not American, I'm just wondering what Trump has actually done,and I get stuff about world war two....
By leopoldij at 06,Jul,17 18:07 other posts of leopoldij 
Actually, it does matter to you too, unfortunately. Decisions of this deranged person affect the whole planet.

By alexblue at 03,Jul,17 21:21 other posts of alexblue 
Happy Independence day to the Americans

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By JustWill at 04,Jul,17 09:21 other posts of JustWill 
Happy Under Panties day to you, too!
By alexblue at 04,Jul,17 11:34 other posts of alexblue 

By leopoldij at 04,Jul,17 12:08 other posts of leopoldij 
And to the Brits from the EU (although I'm not sure they still want it).
By alexblue at 04,Jul,17 12:18 other posts of alexblue 
you get your dates mixed up leo ? Referendum was 24th June 2016....
Not really sure the EU wanted Britain to join in the first place anyway..
By leopoldij at 04,Jul,17 13:28 other posts of leopoldij 
no, no, i'm not mixed up at all.
all i'm saying is that, given the fiasco, if there was another referendum (if...) i'm confident it would be against brexit.
people are, generally speaking, stupid. they fell for demagogues' promises and did't bother to check the facts themselves.
so, my wish, "And to the Brits from the EU" was ironic because i think that many have now regretted it. (And Farage laughs for having tricked them.)
By alexblue at 04,Jul,17 14:01 other posts of alexblue 
Democratic process.... politics is the art of talking shit leo....they all promise something and they all fail with those promises..
By leopoldij at 04,Jul,17 15:53 other posts of leopoldij 
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By #529768 at 14,Jun,17 20:08
Thinking of all the people that have been affected by the horrible tower blaze in London. I cant begin to imagine the terror it must have been there. Your all in our prayers
By licksipsuckit at 14,Jun,17 20:12 other posts of licksipsuckit 
yeah, sympathy to the many victims and their families and friends, and medals for all the firemen who spent hours trying to fight the inferno and save as many lives as they could. a very sad day for London, its suffered too much the last few weeks, *lix*
By phart at 15,Jun,17 10:35 other posts of phart 
I saw this on the local news,what a terrible mess. And London has already had more than it's fair share of tragedy lately.
By alexblue at 15,Jun,17 11:02 other posts of alexblue 
My neighbour has f@mily near where the tower is,and they said it was the most disturbing thing they have ever seen...
By bella! at 15,Jun,17 11:45 other posts of bella! 
I did not catch the news, only snippets on the radio.... I understand the structure is a 24 story apartment building and there were 12 confirmed deaths. Was the entire building a loss or was the fire contained to certain floors?
By alexblue at 15,Jun,17 12:02 other posts of alexblue 
S3v3nt33n people have died, according to police, with the number expected to rise.
The London Ambulance Service says 74 people have been treated in six hospitals - St Mary's, Chelsea and Westminster, Royal Free, St Thomas', Charing Cross Hospital and King's College Hospital.
Thirty-seven patients remain in hospital of whom 17 are in critical care.
Firefighters rescued 65 people from the building, according to the London Fire Brigade. Others made their own way out.
It is unknown how many people remain unaccounted for, with police saying that it is unlikely that more survivors will be found.(BBC)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said fire crews only managed to reach the 12th floor at the height of the fire.
Fire went through for the structure I haven't read about that yet...
By bella! at 15,Jun,17 12:06 other posts of bella! 
S3v3nt33n? What?
By alexblue at 15,Jun,17 12:24 other posts of alexblue word filter won't allow the correct spelling.. could've used 17 I suppose I c&p from the BBC website... normally I just replace an e with 3 ...

By horn1 at 16,Jun,17 07:51 other posts of horn1 
The whole thing is just hideous - what an awful way to die, or be injured, or even to escape from. I understand that some, who knows how many, were able to escape and survive because there were a number of young Muslim guys up late, waiting to break their Ramadan fast with a ceremonial first meal to start the day of fasting, and were running through the building waking up people to warn them. Bless them.

Having said that, what kind of idiotic planning laws allowed a 27 storey building to have ONE stairwell, two lifts and no central fire alarm system? What hope did the poor buggers on the upper floors have?

Awe to the firefighters who risked their lives going into the building, and to the local community who have rallied so strongly to support the people left grieving and homeless having lost everything except the clothes they stand up in. My God, the world is just a heartbreaking place at the moment, isn't it?

I'm pretty well non-religious, so my prayers would probably not amount to much, but I would really hope that we can all put aside our prejudices and fears of each other and reach out in basic humanity to one another in times like these.
By bella! at 16,Jun,17 09:25 other posts of bella! 
A high rise structure in a major city with only 2 elevators and one stairwell? That's crazy! I wonder how old the structure is and whether it meets today's building safety codes or whatever it is referred to.

Our corporate headquarter is 21 stories tall with 2 stairwells. Two times per year we have an unannounced fire drill, my guess is because 100 years ago (my way of saying that it was so far back, I can't remember when) if smoke was detected, alarms would go off and we would sit at our desks with stupid looks on our face and not know what was going on or what to do. Currently, our instructions are odd numbered floors take one stairwell and the even numbered floors take the other. Thank God that these are only drills because I think that if there were a true emergency, some folks will forget everything.
By Ronglass at 16,Jun,17 13:47 other posts of Ronglass 
Structure was built in 1974 and at the time building regs didn't dictate sprinkler systems would you believe! The building was recently renovated and the specualtion ( as nothings been confirmed ) is that the pannellinng on the outside allowed the fire to spread up the outside of the building , bypassing any firewalls and fire protection within the building. Absolutely horrifying , and more worrying is there are more buildings like it
By bella! at 16,Jun,17 16:19 other posts of bella! 
Wow, a structure built in 1974 with no sprinkler system, 1 stairwell and 2 elevators to accommodate 27 floors of people? A building less than 50 years old and not regulated under modern safety standards!

I can only draw from what my employer has hammered into us regarding the elevators in the event of a fire. We are told that the elevators are inoperable so do not attempt to use them. Doesn't that have something to do with the back draft within the shaft which can cause the fire to rapidly spread?

By Arexa at 10,Jun,17 11:39 other posts of Arexa 
Adam West died!
By Aceofspades13 at 10,Jun,17 12:22 other posts of Aceofspades13 
No way!!!! Damn...another icon gone

By Yoopers at 10,Jun,17 12:43 other posts of Yoopers 
Family guy will never be the same!

By alexblue at 10,Jun,17 13:27 other posts of alexblue 

By limestone at 09,Jun,17 17:40 other posts of limestone 
Is it just me but I S I S I attacking I ran seems odd..or maybe the middle east is trying re-brand the area.
By leopoldij at 09,Jun,17 20:35 other posts of leopoldij 

By horn1 at 10,Jun,17 09:08 other posts of horn1 
Ifgather it's Sunni Saudi and their Sunni Saudi allies v. Shia Iran. I **** are Sunni basically - but they're no friends of the Saudi rulers either. It's a schism that goes back to the Prophet's time - a split about who should succeed Mohammad.

By leopoldij at 09,Jun,17 20:37 other posts of leopoldij 
Teresa May got fucked in the UK elections. She thought she'd win more and now she lost part of what she had.
Cry now, old farty woman!

By alexblue at 03,Jun,17 20:49 other posts of alexblue 
Police are attending two terror incidents in central London..
By Ronglass at 04,Jun,17 07:41 other posts of Ronglass 
Unfotunately this is true.... six dead after 3 maniacs run over pedestrians walking over London Bridge and then they started stabbing people in restaurants near by .... all three scum shot dead by our police within 8 minutes of the initial call to the police

Sad times
By phart at 04,Jun,17 08:26 other posts of phart 
Sadly there are 3 replacements waiting in the shadows. Sad times indeed.

By bella! at 04,Jun,17 10:21 other posts of bella! 
Has any group or person claimed to be behind this atrocity?
By Ronglass at 04,Jun,17 17:25 other posts of Ronglass 
haven't heard anyone claim responsibility but appears to be Islamic extremists ... and unfortunately the death toll is 7 not the 6 first reported

By leopoldij at 04,Jun,17 17:28 other posts of leopoldij 
They were shouting the name of their good, her name is allallah I think, so they're the same kind of idiots.
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By phart at 04,Jun,17 17:56 other posts of phart 
Well Trump has told the Brits the US will help any way they can.

Not meaning to take away from the meaning of the original post but I must admit, I don't know how the anti-gun nuts will react to this quote.
After the London attack, Trump noted, "Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!"
By alexblue at 04,Jun,17 18:19 other posts of alexblue 
Trump hasn't a clue about anything....his tweets are nothing but an embarrassment to your wonderful nation I'm afraid...
By leopoldij at 04,Jun,17 19:07 other posts of leopoldij 
Of course Trump has no clue about anything. He's scizzo.

By JustWill at 04,Jun,17 22:28 other posts of JustWill 
Agreed, alex!
His FIRST tweet--before offering help and condolences like any truly decent person would do--was a call for putting the "travel" ban in place in the US. Trump is the epitome of the "ugly American". No class,

By leopoldij at 04,Jun,17 19:09 other posts of leopoldij 
The incident took place in the UK, not in the US. People there don't carry guns.
By phart at 04,Jun,17 19:30 other posts of phart 
Yes,I know.But most of the time any attack always brings out the crowds here in the US.
Back to the subject,Someone has got to come up with a way to help combat this type thing. We can't expect people to sit barricaded in their homes . There has got to be a logical solution. Somewhere.
Folks that value life make up what could be a large think tank. If all of us could put aside our petty differences and consider what we have in common, the desire to live, and then discuss ways to protecting that goal.
By leopoldij at 04,Jun,17 21:42 other posts of leopoldij 
Sure, of course differences should be out away, but I'm not sure I understand what you suggest.
By phart at 04,Jun,17 22:14 other posts of phart 
Well for example a group like this, has a blog post that folks respond to with ideas. Ideas good enough to go further someone could type up and send off to someone who could implement.
some would lean towards talking it out,others would lean towards blowing everything related to hades.
But somewhere in the middle is a answer.
Pardon me for thinking out loud but frankly to many people ,young,and old have died needlessly and it needs to stop.
By leopoldij at 05,Jun,17 02:31 other posts of leopoldij 
You're absolutely right but Trump (or most heads of states) don't care who has died or not. They have, of course, to appear they care, but they don't give a fuck about it.

By limestone at 04,Jun,17 22:04 other posts of limestone 
I saw the news of it and was saddening ,Ariana Grande concert and now this.

By Arexa at 03,Jun,17 20:06 other posts of Arexa 
A question of the day thing just popped up on me, and it says something to the effect of "do you like to use your shower head to massage your anus? "...
I tried that once and got a hot stream of hot water straight up my asshole and it was the most awkward feeling in the world, plus, then I had to waddle to the toilet to expell that accidental hot water enema.... I can't be the only one it's happened to. Any other accidental enema tales to tell on here?
By leopoldij at 04,Jun,17 07:11 other posts of leopoldij 
How about massaging your pussy with a stream of water? Have you done that?

By alexblue at 14,May,17 07:21 other posts of alexblue 
On Thursday, Trump signed an executive order that establishes a commission to study voter fraud and the integrity of the US election system, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence. The commission will be charged with getting a report to Trump with recommendations for eliminating “vulnerabilities” in America’s voting process.

Trump and his team, in his defense, have cited a 2012 report from the Pew Center on the States as evidence for their claim. But the report didn’t even focus on voter fraud. Instead, it looked the technical aspects of voter registration systems, and how America could save money by upgrading how it registers voters.

As part of that, the Pew report found that more than 1.8 million registered voters were actually dead, while 2.75 million had registrations in more than one state. This is where Trump apparently got his “millions” figure.

But that doesn’t mean that even one of these registrations was used for **** votes. America has a multi-step system for voting: You register, then vote. The report only shows that people registered and were never taken off the rolls. They didn’t even have to register for the latest election — some of them registered for the 2008 election, then died or moved, and states just didn’t take them off their rolls. So someone could have registered in Ohio in 2008, moved to Pennsylvania by 2012, and simply forgotten to notify Ohio’s elections system that he had moved — even though he never had any intention of voting in Ohio again.
For example, Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor, reportedly voted for Trump in New York. But it turns out that he was also still registered to vote in Florida last year, because he never officially deregistered in the Sunshine State, even though he didn’t vote there.

And David Becker, who worked on the 2012 Pew report, unequivocally said that the report found “zero evidence of fraud." (vox)
By phart at 14,May,17 18:33 other posts of phart 
Here is what annoys me.
Here in the US if you buy a pack of cigarettes unless you look 90, you will be ask for a id to prove you are old enough.
If you want to buy alcohol, again you are ask for a id to prove you are old enough.

BUT GOD forbid if you are ask for a ID to make sure you are the person voting under your name! That is just terrible according to the libtards.
Voting is a important part of what is supposed to make America a great country. Men and women have fought and died to protect that right. But some folks think it is ok for just any body to vote, rather they are a legal citizen or a felon or whatever. Screw that, secure the voting process in any way possible to make sure it is done fairly and legally.
By alexblue at 14,May,17 18:39 other posts of alexblue 
There's very little proof of voter fraud,so to create a commission into something that doesn't happen very often if ever seems pointless to me,maybe Trump is just trying to justify his claims of voter fraud.

So soon as your a felon,you can't vote ?,well,with Jeff Sessions pushing for the harshest penalties and sentencing,there is a good chance people will become felons pretty quickly..and given Sessions history and race relations,the cynic in me just sees targeting of minorities at the heart of it...
By JustWill at 15,May,17 10:15 other posts of JustWill 
I also find it odd that Trump claims that the dead and "fraudulent" voters all voted DEMOCRAT. (Maybe that's because people in Heaven all h@te Trump too?)
The need for ID to vote only works if voters are issued a voting ID card when they register. That way, even the poor and elderly, many of whom don;t have driving licences,aren't discriminated against.

I also find it amusing that the same people who bitch that ID should be required to vote are usually the same folk who whine when it is suggested that they should have to register their guns.
By alexblue at 15,May,17 11:03 other posts of alexblue 
The democrats should take on this issue head on,set up a nonprofit and get all the people ID,then the GOP will have to shut up..not likely though,the democrats will just use it as a way to bash the GOP rather than have a practical solution...
By phart at 15,May,17 22:47 other posts of phart 
Sadly you are right,they would rather bash than actually just come up with a ID and be done with it.

As it stands now,I can walk in the place to vote, tell them my name and how I am registered,Independent by the way, and vote . I ask if someone else could come in and vote under my name last election,the answer was," We know who you are as we are neighbors, but in alot of cases, yes, if a person knew your name,and address and how you were registered,they could vote under your name leaving you not able to vote".

I know of a case, being it was a family member, that was in a nursing home. This is fact I am about to type,not rumor.

On election day a van pulled up to the nurseing home. People came in,and said, "we are here to help you vote". The family member did not want to vote for Obama, he was of sound mind, but had other issues that required him to have help. He had the pencil in his hand, was about to mark who he wanted for Prez, a lady came over and said, "let me help you with that" and pushed the pencil over to obama and made a mark. Now he raised a fuss,"That aint who I want to vote for". He was wheel chaired to his room and given medicine to "calm him down".

Voter fraud is not just for dead people. There is alot of ways of doing it.
By alexblue at 16,May,17 12:02 other posts of alexblue 
Who do you think should oversee voting ? To make sure that it's fair and who is allowed to vote ?

And also in the account you tell, wasn't it possible to cast a vote by post ?..if you really want to vote for/against a candidate,you will cast that vote.

Should voting be compulsory ? That would surely clear up the crap going on ,if there is any...

By phart at 15,May,17 22:49 other posts of phart 
A background check is a great idea to keep guns out of nut cases hands. But Registering your guns is like moving into a glass house. No privacy.
How you are registered to vote is no one's business either.

It is none of anyone's business if I can defend myself or not. Let those that want to harm me find out the only way that seems to stick in their minds the longest.
By JustWill at 16,May,17 09:39 other posts of JustWill 
I never understood the "lack of privacy" argument when it comes to gun ownership. What are they trying to hide? It would seem to me that letting people know that you have a gun would be an excellent deterrent to keep them from trying to take your stuff. Like a Beware of Dog sign. Advertising that you are armed would actually be a GOOD thing. Unless, of course, you are dealing with one of those gun nuts who, in their heart of hearts, WANTS the chance to go all Jesse James and shoot someone down in the street. I understand that is a huge fantasy for many gun owners...
By limestone at 24,May,17 23:27 other posts of limestone 
JustWill I am a owner of guns and have many friends who own guns and we talk about hunting but I cannot remember a story about wanting to shoot down people.I am not sure where you heard about this "huge fantasy" but I do think it is in the small minority of legal gun owners,now if you stretch it to **** gun owners,you would have a point.
By JustWill at 25,May,17 10:41 other posts of JustWill 
Lime--I own guns as well, as does my partner. We both come from families who are avid hunters. Though we haven't hunted in years, we do like to go to the local range every so often and target shoot. When not at the range, our guns stay locked up. We don't carry them around out of fear that "people are going to do us harm". We aren't that paranoid. We don't live in the Wild West (a fiction created by bad movies and pulp novels).

However, listening to the "honest" gun owners talking when we go to target shoot makes us both nervous. There are a lot of unstable, paranoid people who legally own and carry guns. Stupid people, too. I find them to be frightening...even when they aren't carrying a loaded, deadly weapon.

By JustWill at 17,May,17 09:48 other posts of JustWill 
There are different rules about felons voting in each state. Some permit them to vote after they have served their jail time. Others permit them to vote after they have left jail and served their parole/probation time. A smaller number of states have a lifetime ban on felons voting. (Keep in mind that serving time for possession of a small amount of marijuana or tampering with a car's odometer are felony crimes in many states.)

By #535504 at 01,Jun,17 23:36
I'm one of the libtards and I don't get the opposition to voter ID laws. I gather it's somehow racist or a burden on the poor, but I don't see why. It seems like common sense.
By phart at 02,Jun,17 10:28 other posts of phart 
You are mislabeling yourself judging by what you just typed sir. Voter id is simply common sense.

By onthelose at 15,May,17 12:53 other posts of onthelose 
Easy enough to check. when I went to vote I showed my voter ID card, my drivers license, AZ, and voted. They can and do check to see If you voted in more then one place, but because they don't have the funds to check everyone they only check the suspicious ones.
By alexblue at 15,May,17 13:10 other posts of alexblue 
What's AZ ?...also I am curious as to how states issue various ID,what's the starting point to getting ID ? it a birth certificate ?

Just trying to get a picture of the ID issues here..
By phart at 16,May,17 22:46 other posts of phart 
I think when my state tried to do the id thing our drivers license was to be our id. If you can't get a license because of drunk driving or whatever,you can get a state issue Id card from the same office for a small fee,like 10 bucks?

What is so damn hard about proving who you are to vote? And why must I hang a sign up,"I carry a gun 2 days a week,you figure out which 2 days".
Just teach the public leave other people alone and rather they have a gun or not is no concern of the potential crook.
Knowing who is UNarmed then makes them a easy target. Keeping the crook guessing, well sometimes it helps clean the gene pool. there are laws that indicate when and how you defend yourself. You can't shoot the asshole in the back as he leaves with your tv, but if he comes towards you and you feel a genuine threat to your safety, you can clean his clock.
By JustWill at 17,May,17 08:41 other posts of JustWill 
In some states, you can shoot them if they are black and armed with a bag of Skittles, too!
You should hang a sign that you are armed so that other people know that you are paranoid and have a weapon. That way, sensible folk will know to avoid all contact with you.
Seriously--what is the deal with gun nuts constantly wailing about people who "want to do them harm"? Who are these people that are so desperate to harm you? Doesn't living in such a constant state of fear get tiresome? Why not just move to a place where you will feel safer and avoid going to scary places? Why do you feel compelled to HIDE your gun? Again, if those scary "I want to harm you" people KNOW that you are armed, they are less likely to bother you. The only reason I can see for hiding the fact is that the gun owner is HOPING for a reason to use it...
By phart at 19,May,17 11:08 other posts of phart 
nope, not wanting to use it.A gun is like a fire truck.You hope it rust into the ground,never to be needed. But let 1 incident happen and not have it, you will wish you had it.
I was taught to value life. I was also taught to defend my own. And here in the US, I have that right. But it is being nibbled on by the libtards that think it should be legal to walk in,punch my head in with a ball bat or shoot me to take my money, or whatever else they are to fucking lazy to work for.
Liberals want the crooks to be free to do as they please.Armed working Americans threaten that. Just look at all the "raise the age" shit going on. If you are old enough to kill,you are old enough to do the time for it.
By JustWill at 19,May,17 12:13 other posts of JustWill 
This is the problem with trying to have a conversation in the US these days--everyone resorts to name calling and idiotic generalizations.
"Libtards"? Seriously? Can you name me one actual person who truly thinks "it should be legal to walk in,punch my head in with a ball bat or shoot me"? Sounds like propaganda B.S. to any rational person.
And the "Liberals want the crooks to be free to do as they please" bit is just hyperbolic nonsense. Why would anyone want such a thing? Why make a generalization that attributes such clap-trap to ALL liberals? That's totally ridiculous.
By phart at 19,May,17 15:16 other posts of phart 
that is the trouble with trying to explain things to a liberal. They pay more attention to a name or generalization than they do to the point trying to be made.
Of course they will not come out and say it should be legal to do any certain thing. But let a person commit a crime and see which person gets the best deal in court.The victim that attempted to defend himself or his property or the criminal with obvious ill intent. You will find there are far more legal loop holes for the criminal.
A conversation needs to take place.Both sides need to let up on the details and hear each other out.

We conservatives may call a democrat a libtard. Where as the democrat will scream profanity's and stand on top of a car and break the windshield. Which statement gets the most media coverage? Which statement cost someone more money? What point was being made by either statement?
By alexblue at 19,May,17 17:21 other posts of alexblue 
"A conversation needs to take place.Both sides need to let up on the details and hear each other out”

Guns and crime go hand in hand....why do people commit crime ?
Any number of reasons,but a lot of deaths could be avoided by better understanding of the root causes of crime...the why is important,while I get it's a tough conversation to have about guns and crime,calling someone names is counter productive with such a subject...

And that goes for both Conservatives and liberals...
By JustWill at 19,May,17 18:15 other posts of JustWill 
The problem:
One side is too interested in the "why", the other side doesn't care enough about it.
By phart at 20,May,17 18:30 other posts of phart 
The why of crime? It is not that no one cares.It is just no solution tried produces any worth while results.
Oh there is 1 once in a while that straightens out but not enough.
But for the money spent on "rehab" it is not fruitful.
Keeping crooks away from decent people behind bars is about the most effective way to deal with it.Sad,but true.

Alot of conservatives would rather have world peace,they want to walk the streets with a smile instead of their hand in their pocket in case they need the gun.They would like to see everyone getting along,but there is always those few,that make that impossible.

By JustWill at 19,May,17 18:10 other posts of JustWill 
There you go again--assuming. I am, for the most part, a liberal, but I hold a number of more conservative views. This is because life is about the 'grey' areas and nothing is strictly black and white. Only a total moron believes otherwise.
In spite of my predominantly liberal leaning, I have never stood on a car, participated in a riot or celebrated when a criminal gets away with a horrible act. And, for the record, conservatives have been known to toss around profanities and cause property damage on occasion as well (they were, after all, the folks that turned on the fire hoses and lynched, brutalized and set attack dogs on the peaceful protesters during the Civil Rights Movement).
Making such generalizations does nothing but widen the gap between those with opposing views instead of encouraging them to come together and compromise (which is, in essence, how our democracy was designed to work.)
It would be just as wrong for me to state that all conservatives are inbred, racist rednecks who are incapable of forming a rational thought due to profound mental retardation and lack of education.
If, by chance, you happen to make a valid, rational and well-reasoned point, I will be more than happy to hear you out. Please let me know when you do so.
By phart at 19,May,17 19:26 other posts of phart 
Yep,crime and guns are sadly strongly linked together.

The crook uses 1 to gain control by causing fear and carnage in his victims.

The peaceful citizen has 1 to even the odds should the crook decide to attempt harm.

The peaceful citizen without 1, normally call's 9-11 and a couple folks show up that have,Oh my, GUNS, to even the odds between them and the crook.

1 think folks may not realize. IF in some strange way there was only 1 gun left on earth, more than likely a crook would have it. Why, Because the laws written in regards to guns, he,she or it,has no respect for them.

Now there are the idiots that parade around their Ak's acting like Isis's terrorist . Those you can see and take action to your liking as to avoid or support or whatever. It is the 1's that have a couple guns,and know how to use them, that you DON'T see that are the peaceful folks just wanting to live their lives uninterrupted. Nothing wrong with that.

By bella! at 19,May,17 18:11 other posts of bella! 
@ alexblue, we use a two letter abbreviation for states. AZ indicates that he resides (or at least that's what his driver's license indicates) the state of Arizona.

By alexblue at 01,Jun,17 23:12 other posts of alexblue 
So Trump has decided to pull out of a non binding agreement on climate change .....looking for a better deal for the US ,how is a non binding agreement a bad deal in the first place?...there are no fines to pay to anyone!!! The US gets to make its own targets to meet!!!!

By alexblue at 22,May,17 21:33 other posts of alexblue 
There's been an explosion after an Ariana​ Grande concert in Manchester ,UK..
By Arexa at 22,May,17 22:32 other posts of Arexa 
That's sad.

By licksipsuckit at 24,May,17 19:16 other posts of licksipsuckit 
what amazes me is that 'God' and 'godlike' entities are the blame of all this cowardice behaviour, in the name of allah and all that bullshit, when are people going to stop being brainwashed into believing in fake deities and start living for the sake of life itself, when is 'religion' going to take the blame for these atrocities and pay the victims for the crimes they insight... goes all the way down the line to deaths and sexual predators that wear priestly robes to cover up their deviant behaviours... the bigger crime being, that governments are too scared to be realists and get rid of these cult teachings out of our lives all together... science has proven there was no god that created the world... *Lix*

By limestone at 24,May,17 23:11 other posts of limestone 
Very sad happenings and this brings back memories of the Eagles of Death Metal concert.I will say a prayer for all the people in Manchester tonight.

By bella! at 20,May,17 18:20 other posts of bella! 
Can anyone from the UK or if there is a SYD/SYC member that is family or friends with the Middleton's, tell me how Kate and Pippa snagged the men that they married? I do think I recall Kate going to school with Prince William and she's definitely a beauty and there's no denying that Pippa is a beauty, too! Do the Middleton's hold some title, are they wealthy?
By leopoldij at 20,May,17 18:26 other posts of leopoldij 
They use their pussies to get ahead in life. It happens.

By Ronglass at 21,May,17 04:19 other posts of Ronglass 
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TBH i'd never heard of them until William was seeing Kate, but as you say theose two went to university together and thats where they met. As a resident of the UK , honestly , i really wasn't bothered or interested in Pippas wedding ...she isn't of any real significance other than being Kates ****....plenty of other people got married who didn't get the coverage she did, It was only because some of the Royals were there and everyone else was brown nosing...
By bella! at 21,May,17 08:21 other posts of bella! 
Thank you for the link.

Hmmmm......I just woke up and haven't read everything but the gist if it is that daddy Middleton inherited a good sum of money, was able to send his ch¡ldren to a prestigious university and your schooling says a bunch about where you came from, who you are and where you can go in life..... As I said, both Kate and Pippa are gorgeous but there are many gorgeous women in this world that do not "marry up", when I say marry up, I mean marry up as far as their "station" or in wealth. It totally makes sense that William being the son of the People's Princess would be captivated by Catherine. But I wondered how Pippa fit into this puzzle. We had some news feed over here about her marriage to a millionaire financier. You're probably correct in saying that her wedding received much attention because it was attended by Royals. You have got to admit, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are absolutely adorable!

By leopoldij at 21,May,17 11:09 other posts of leopoldij 
In general, Americans are much more interested in the British royal shit than Brits are. Many Brits couldn't care less. One reason for the existence of primitive anachronistic dysfunctional silly notions such as royalty is because of tourists and because of image. It's like religion. It exists for no reason other than the fact that there are idiots who choose to believe in nonsense. One thing that Americans don't realize is that they fought a war to get rid of them and now they revere them. Another thing that it's absurd is that the queen (or whoever assumes this silly role when she calls it quits) is that ages also the head of the church. Nonsensical.
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One nice asset of Pipa is that she's got a nice ass and that she might like anal. I wonder if she shaved her pussy. But there are so Manny other gorgeous girls with great pussies and asses. I fuck some of them. I wouldn't pass on the chance to fuck pipa, but it won't happen.

By mravg2u at 22,May,17 21:54 other posts of mravg2u 
Are you saying the ladies were better or worse they could do?

By alexblue at 22,May,17 13:51 other posts of alexblue 
Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies at 35

By JustWill at 21,May,17 17:09 other posts of JustWill 
Obviously, they are not thinking this through. Just have Mexico pay for it!
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By bella! at 21,May,17 17:42 other posts of bella! 
Well, that was an interesting read below your attached article, 33 facts about Amish people.

By alexblue at 22,May,17 04:46 other posts of alexblue 
It's all a con bud,The EU have decided to try to make an example of the UK for leaving,both sides have financial commitments/agreements to each other,some have said the EU are making it difficult,so it discourages other member states from leaving...

Gonna be a shitfest.... you'll see all the pettiness of both the EU and UK come to the fore...

By JustWill at 19,May,17 10:09 other posts of JustWill 
Donald Trump is heading to Saudi Arabia, where he plans to deliver a speech about--I shit you not--Islam! (Because, as he will no doubt tell us,Donald J. Trump knows more about Islam than the Muslims do.) Tell me, please, how THAT isn't going to go all pear-shaped.
By alexblue at 19,May,17 10:18 other posts of alexblue 
wait until he gets to Israel !!! he's at a NATO meeting as well....are any of his admin team gonna try to reign him in ?... wait until the Saudi's get more ice cream than him!!! he'll really go bonkers...
By phart at 19,May,17 23:09 other posts of phart 
Even I must admit, he either has big balls to go into the heart of muslim country or has lost a screw. That is the last damn place ANY of our presidents should be going.
1 thing though, I doubt he will bow to any of the kings over there like our last "leader" did.
By alexblue at 20,May,17 11:57 other posts of alexblue 
Why shouldn't he go there ? isn't the president trying to defeat terrorism and slow/halt Iran's nuclear options?
You can't sort any of that out just by staying at home,you want strong leadership,Trump is showing just that right now in this regard...wait until you see the weapons sales figures from the US to Saudi Arabia,Trump is making a deal for weapon the Saudi's are prepared for anything the Iranian government might try....
By phart at 20,May,17 12:51 other posts of phart 
well you have a valid point sir.It shows strong leadership or big balls I guess. But he has pissed off and scared so many people in that region I just feel like him going over there is like twerking in a fire ant hill.

By JustWill at 20,May,17 13:04 other posts of JustWill 
If he REALLY had balls, he'd lecture them on "radical Islamic terrorists" and how all Mooslems should be banned from entering the US. You he preaches to his dim American followers.

By JustWill at 20,May,17 13:35 other posts of JustWill 
Trump bows for the Saudi king, and tosses in a dainty little curtsy for extra measure.
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By bella! at 20,May,17 14:04 other posts of bella! 
Do you think that neck chain and pendant has a value of $50.00 (I believe) or more? My employer requires that I declare gifts on an annual basis. If it's more than $50.00, who does he report that gift to?
By JustWill at 20,May,17 14:13 other posts of JustWill 
Probably to Putin...

By mravg2u at 20,May,17 14:13 other posts of mravg2u 
The gifts he receives as POTUS belong to the US government.

Depends on Who's giving the gift and how much is it worth?

If it's a foreign dignitary, the Constitution bars the president or any federal employee from receiving presents without the consent of Congress.

Congress has generally allowed for accepting gifts of "minimal value" from foreign governments as a sign of courtesy. Refusing them may cause "offense of embarrassment" and ultimately sour relations, according to a Congressional Research Service report prepared in 2012.

Minimal value, which is revised every three years, was pegged at no more than $375 in 2014.

But foreign leaders tend to want to give items that are worth more than that. A lot more.

According to an annual listing of gifts from foreign dignitaries to various federal officials, oil-rich Saudi Arabia has routinely bestowed the most blinged-out, opulent ornaments.

For instance, in 2014, the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz handed over six presents worth more than $1.3 million, according to the most recent data available. That includes a men's gold and silver wristwatch ($18,240), a white gold men's wristwatch ($67,000) and for the first lady, a diamond and pearl jewelry set ($570,000).

The jewelry can't be pocketed by the president or his family unless they're willing to pay for it at fair market value — seen as a way to cast off bribery allegations
By bella! at 20,May,17 14:29 other posts of bella! 
Is it possible that like on Oscar night, celebrities have jewelry and gems loaned to them, maybe that neck chain and pendant was only on loan? OR, maybe it was made out of stainless steel.

By alexblue at 20,May,17 14:37 other posts of alexblue 
the Saudi's just pimped up trump with a big gold chain!!
By bella! at 20,May,17 15:38 other posts of bella! 
Are you certain that it was gold? I was thinking it coulda been made of stainless steel.
By alexblue at 20,May,17 17:32 other posts of alexblue 
It was gold in colour, it's been reported as being gold, dunno if that means the colour or the metal !!

By leopoldij at 20,May,17 18:19 other posts of leopoldij 
He's a politician and so his job is to lie. One day he's against Muslims, the other day he's not, no problem, just doing the job of a politician. Besides, in his case, he can create his own truth.

By talk4s at 18,May,17 12:55 other posts of talk4s 

Hoping this loads for all the Trump De Dump voters How does it make you feel?
By alexblue at 18,May,17 13:11 other posts of alexblue 
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By talk4s at 18,May,17 14:36 other posts of talk4s 
Even IF that never happened, alexblue, which I doubt as it sounds JUST like something he would say (read his daily twitter drivel)...he certainly has proven that all the people that voted for him...ARE pretty damned dumb...So in the end, it truly does not matter what the truth of that meme is...just going to take some time for all the dimwits that voted for him to realize...Yeppers, I be purty fuckin' tupid...Actually, I am NOT including you in this as you are not a dummy...even if you voted for that ego maniacal totally idiotic, DANGEROUS loon now inhabiting the White House...The WHOLE World is in REAL danger now, just simply because Trump is a lyin' 2 faced, only cares about himself and how he APPEARS to everybody else, fake prez. If you want to see the real Trumpety Dump, look at his reality show. That's him and now he's El Prezidente of the US.

He has maintained an illusion that he is a smart businessman. Written books about how he can make any deal. (has he when it counts?) He has filed different types of bankruptcy a total of FOUR times! Did he care about the thousands of people that worked in his Casino in Atlantic City and lost their jobs overnight? NO. Fucked them all just so he could come out 'clean'...I cannot go on with anymore about him, except to say, he may well be the end of America as we know it...and quite possibly the World as we know it. Simply because he in his loonytoon state of crazy, may decide to use that little red button (is it really red?) contained in the 'Football' that accompanies him everywhere. Wake up. 4 months in office and ALL WE EVER FUCKING HEAR ABOUT IS THE TOTAL DISARRAY OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT...At a time when we definitely need to be at our best.
By alexblue at 18,May,17 23:46 other posts of alexblue 
I've already mentioned most of what you've said in other posts...Trump only cares about himself...
Blame the GOP.... it's all on them....they put him forward as a candidate..

Gonna be fun watching him on his international trip...
By JustWill at 19,May,17 00:04 other posts of JustWill 
Today, regarding the Russian investigation, Trump threw his whole team under the fucking bus! Dude said(paraphrased): It's a witch hunt. There was no collusion by me. But I can only speak for myself.
By alexblue at 19,May,17 01:11 other posts of alexblue 
It's just too funny,calling it a witch hunt,an investigation takes time,so Trump just digs that hole for himself whilst leaving his staff to try to defend him when they must know that Trump will contradict them down the line..

People in NY know what Trump is,Bloomberg called him a con man,but the GOP ignored all the things they were told about him...cuz they spotted a fall guy, that's why they just stay quiet,everyone time he fucks up,...

And then you have complete fuckwits like Hannity trying to deflect and defend his actions,... I've said it before,debate the topic and not the person,the opposite seems to happen in the media in America...and that's all TV news... it's about ratings now,not the news...I mean why bother repeating a trump tweet when twenty other networks are doing the same...tackle the issues, that's what people want,solutions to the problems in their lives,not a repeat of what a guy says on Twitter...

Did Trump collude with the Russians to influence the election!! I don't think he did,but his campaign staff probably did...trump is easily distracted and manipulated by those around him,so Putin didn't need to help Trump directly,he give the help to his campaign staff....and I think what Trump is worried about is how people know he got his money to finance his new developments...hence no tax return released..

By alexblue at 14,May,17 07:11 other posts of alexblue 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo requiring federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offenses” for d.rug violations. The idea behind it is to allow him to continue the mission he began as a U.S. Senator—undermining the Democrat-Republican work on the failed war on drugs.

For years, members of Congress from both parties have been trying to pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent d.rug offenders and give judges more sentencing discretion. But today’s memo has ordered U.S. attorneys to pursue charges that “carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences.”

Sessions believes that mandatory minimums “reduce the ability of law [enforcement] officers to negotiate and protect the public,”as he testified at a Congressional hearing in 2015. The research on this shows the opposite. Former Attorney General Eric Holder has been studying this issue for years now, starting with his Smart on Crime Initiative that he launched when he was at the Justice Department. In response to Sessions’s memo, Holder released his statement, saying that the DOJ’s “own data revealed just last year that, since I implemented Smart on Crime policies in 2013, prosecutors have used the discretion I gave them to focus on more serious d.rug cases. The data showed that while they brought fewer indictments carrying a mandatory minimum sentence, the prosecutions of high-level d.rug defendants had risen and that cooperation and plea rates remained effectively the same.”
By phart at 14,May,17 18:29 other posts of phart 
Well Drugs are a major problem and will continue to be until folks are punished so harshly they learn from it. And jail is not always the best idea. Chain gangs would help alot. Most dopers are lazy bums and if you chained them to each other for 6 months and let them chop brush and pick up garbage 8 to 10 hours a day, when they got loose they would probably not get back into drugs.
But let's just slap their wrist and turn them back loose. Keeps the attorneys payments made on the new Beamers.
By alexblue at 14,May,17 18:34 other posts of alexblue 
What do you mean dopers ? Do you mean d.rug addicts ?
By phart at 16,May,17 22:40 other posts of phart 
yea,doper's ,addicts.
I would assume the dealers are probably users to some level to.
I know of 1 dumb ass, loves that crack.And he stole some stuff and got put in prison for a couple years. Had a calendar.Marked off each day counting down till he could get out and get some more.
And all addicts are not poor homeless low lifes either.
1 that stole equipment from a friend of mine turned out to be a IBM executive and he wrote out checks that covered all the stuff he stole from like 10 victims. Had plenty of money.He just stole to hide his usage of dope from his family.
I **** drugs,and I **** what it does to people. I wish there was a way to truly help victims. But from what I have seen, not much help really works. Taking out the source seems to be the logical approach.
sorry for the drift but oh well.

By alexblue at 12,May,17 17:38 other posts of alexblue 
The NHS has been hit as part of a global cyber-attack that threw hospitals and businesses in the UK and around the world into chaos.

The unprecedented attack on Friday affected 12 countries and at least 16 NHS trusts in the UK, compromising IT systems that underpin patient safety. Staff across the NHS were locked out of their computers and trusts had to divert emergency patients.

As the prime minister, Theresa May, confirmed that the NHS disruption was part of a wider international event, the attack was declared a major incident by NHS England. In Scotland, the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, chaired a resilience meeting on the issue.

The same malicious software that hit NHS networks attacked some of the largest companies in Spain and Portugal, including phone company Telefónica, and has also been detected on computers in Russia, Ukraine, Taiwan and eight other countries.

In the UK, computers in hospitals and GP surgeries simultaneously received a pop-up message demanding a ransom in exchange for access to the PCs.

Patient records, appointment schedules, internal phone lines and emails were rendered inaccessible, and connections between computers and medical equipment were brought down. Staff were forced to turn to pen and paper and to use their own mobile phones.

Computer security experts suggested that the crisis could reflect weaknesses in the NHS’s cybersecurity. Ross Anderson, of Cambridge University, said the attack appeared to exploit a weakness in Microsoft’s software that was fixed by a “critical” software patch earlier this year but which may not have been installed across NHS computers.

The vulnerability that appears to have been exploited was allegedly discovered and developed by the US National Security Agency and then stolen by an online group known as the Shadow Brokers.

“If large numbers of NHS organisations failed to act on a critical notice from Microsoft two months ago, then whose fault is that?” Anderson said. “This is the sort of thing for which the secretary of state should get roasted in parliament.”

Alan Woodward, a visiting professor of computing at the University of Surrey, said that the attack’s success “is likely to be because some organisations have either not applied the patch released by Microsoft, or they are using outdated operating systems”

Last December, it emerged that 90% of NHS computers still run on Windows XP, two and a half years after Microsoft stopped supporting the operating system.

Fucking Windows XP.... fucking incompetence
By mravg2u at 14,May,17 13:54 other posts of mravg2u 
Government run things so well.

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By alexblue at 14,May,17 14:00 other posts of alexblue 
Yeah I've read that... thats why I said fucking Windows XP,fucking incompetence lol

The NSA made the exploit tool and it was stolen from them..

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By mravg2u at 14,May,17 16:19 other posts of mravg2u 
The "£5.5m deal with Microsoft" which the US government keeps paying seems like a bargain now as compared to what the NHS saved with the non renew.

That code has been available on the deep dark web for some time. Amazing how Government wastes tax payer money via your noted incompetence.
By alexblue at 14,May,17 16:38 other posts of alexblue 
Are the US government using XP then ?...I wouldn't have thought outdated systems are an American thing...

And governments always waste taxpayer money,just depends on what you think the government should spend it on...

It's just incompetence by the security and IT people,that also happens in private sector organisations too.
By leopoldij at 14,May,17 18:11 other posts of leopoldij 
The problem is fucking Microsoft. If they didn't exist, the internet would have been safer. The biggest damage, ever, done to the computing world has been caused by Microsoft. This kind of operating system should be banned. I'm serious.
By phart at 14,May,17 18:23 other posts of phart 
Xp is the last decent op system. 7 sucks,and 10 has features that let other computers link to yours for updates and so on.
They should have stopped at XP.
They should have to continue to support what ever system you bought from them until YOU decide to upgrade. NOT when they decide you should spend 1000's on upgrades you do not need or want.

By alexblue at 14,May,17 18:30 other posts of alexblue 
care to elaborate leo,while I'll agree that Microsoft are cunts,so are most tech companies..
By leopoldij at 14,May,17 19:10 other posts of leopoldij 
I don't want to write much here, all I can say is that Microsoft operating system is a piece of shit. Unix is the only one that's decent and much better to maintain and make safe. Microsoft should be banned and Unix should be mandatory.
By alexblue at 14,May,17 19:27 other posts of alexblue 
Laziness Leo,all it is,I have only used computers in the last five years,but I've learnt that Windows is overdue for a clean start,but I don't think it will happen cuz of the way Microsoft team up with OEM's... I've used Linux on old machines,just out of curiosity to see if old parts can run a newer OS...I don't know shit about server side stuff, but most of that doesn't matter to end users.... it's making people aware of better or alternatives os' to give them a choice...
Most people I know use apple,just cuz it works for them,I don't like them I just use Windows as the lesser of two evils as it were...maybe when I'm more competent I will move to a unix/Linux based OS (not android though,I think that's Linux, can't be arsed to Google tbh)

By _avg_ at 14,May,17 21:57 other posts of _avg_ 
"Are the US government using XP then ?...I wouldn't have thought outdated systems are an American thing..."

You think XP is an outdated technology still in use? P'shaw..

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By alexblue at 14,May,17 22:19 other posts of alexblue 
makes you wonder what else is dependent on old tech!!
By phart at 15,May,17 22:54 other posts of phart 
A person or government should use the tech that works the best for the application.
Constant upgrading for no other reason than to say, "We have the latest" is bullshit and expensive.
People laugh when they read or hear about the Russians still using vacuum tubes in a lot of their equipment. The damn things work and less susceptible to damage from lightning and emps.

By dgraff at 06,May,17 06:18 other posts of dgraff 
Are we all still crying about the United states government I threw my cry towel away 30 years ago there's nothing we can do about it they do what they want
By alexblue at 06,May,17 09:04 other posts of alexblue 
Who's crying ?... I'm laughing at the US government...
By dgraff at 06,May,17 18:06 other posts of dgraff 
Yeah me to i don't live like the rest of the world up here on my mountain I have no rules no laws I do what I want when I want
By alexblue at 06,May,17 19:07 other posts of alexblue 
I'm laughing at the UK government too... they're all the same,slaves to big corporations!!!..but Trump is a special kind of stoopid...that makes him dangerous!!!...I really did think he would pull back a bit when he became potus,if anything he has ramped up his ridiculous all I can do is laugh..
By mravg2u at 06,May,17 20:59 other posts of mravg2u 
Trump maybe ignorant, but he sure is not a special kind of stoopid. People have made that mistake about him since early 2015.
By alexblue at 07,May,17 06:23 other posts of alexblue 
I've followed him for years before he was a political figure.. that's why I know he is a special kind of stoopid....
How many times has he been bankrupt ? did his casino's go ?,Trump University....he is not a businessman,he cons people....if he hires contractors,he doesn't pay them....he fucked the USFL as a business plan....all this info is in the public domain,Trump doesn't care about anyone except he is dangerous.... he will shit on anyone for a win....and he has nuclear weapons at his disposal....
By mravg2u at 07,May,17 09:48 other posts of mravg2u 
"that's why I know he is a special kind of stoopid...." I live here followed him for many years. He far more complex than you understand and it is the stoopid people who misunderstand him and dismissed him in early 2015 and prior.

Seems you fall into that category of beliefs, this why he is POTUS, his movement encouraged the UK into voting yes on Brexit. We will know by days end if France follows the idea and Le Pen wins.

If you truly did follow him you totally missed how business works in the private sector in America. Living in the UK only allows some insight to living in the USA. Try working here a lifetime.

He counts on a special kind of stoopid people to keep thinking as you have expressed. You are entitled to think how ever you wish. I am simply pointing out the facts, he is most powerful man on Earth.
By alexblue at 07,May,17 11:08 other posts of alexblue 
He is not more complex,only Trumpists believe that shit ,I can have an opinion on his frankly bonkers view of subjects he clearly knows very little or nothing about...

And you present no facts only your opinion..
I can see how American business works, don't pay tax.... that's a fact....

As for Brexit, his movement as you call it, is idealistic guff... Trump didn't make the UK leave or influence it, he didn't even have a clue what brexit meant....

Trump is another GOP stooge, that's why I can say I think he is stoopid.... it's the same cycle from the GOP every time....massive tax breaks for the wealthy go to war with some poor fucking country,...treat the people with contempt and blame the democrats....

Trump never shuts up about anything in case you hadn't noticed so for you to say he is more complex when he has the language skills of an eleven year old is hilarious....,bigly
And his ability to make up truth is beyond a joke....and you still think he is complex??

As someone who is a US citizen,I can see you wanted change,so did the the people,Trump is not gonna deliver on what he said....and you folks have to live with that..
By mravg2u at 07,May,17 12:45 other posts of mravg2u 
"And you present no facts only your opinion."

You can keep telling yourself over and over again all the things you profess, I stated one true fact.

People like you who have misunderstood him and do not understand him. Have allowed him to this fact, He is POTUS the most powerful man on plant earth.

One other fact, "Only people pay taxes" read writings from the Brookings Institute stated fact only people pay taxes. Business and corporations just pass along anything taxed onto them.
By alexblue at 07,May,17 13:14 other posts of alexblue 
Businesses are are owned by who exactly ?...shareholders or owners who happened to be ?oh yes ,people !! I'm aware of tax issues...I never misunderstood him, I'm not American so I don't get a vote in the US presidential election...and people like me are what exactly ?....and you can convince yourself that trump will help America... he's only helping his already rich buddies...
By mravg2u at 07,May,17 14:55 other posts of mravg2u 
Alex you assume a lot, I vote for Johnson. I am pointing out the fact people like who you do not understand Trump, thus now he is POTUS because of your lack of understanding. It seems Will is now chiming in.

When you mention business are owned by people, so are corporations. So when you tax them only people pay taxes. You are looking rather foolish when you clearly stated above, "I can see how American business works, don't pay tax.... that's a fact."

Yes they do, it is people who own the companies and corporations. So fact, businesses pay taxes through people, only people pay taxes. Do the math.
By alexblue at 07,May,17 16:42 other posts of alexblue 
I do understand trump but I'm not the one who has to live with voting for him ,and as if you voted for Johnson with your Trump rhetoric....
I stated that businesses (which include corporations btw )are owned by people reaffirming your point that only people pay taxes so I do understand how taxes work.

You just repeated to me what I said to you.

"Businesses are are owned by who exactly ?...shareholders or owners who happened to be ?oh yes ,people !! I'm aware of tax issues.." "maybe the 'or' should be 'and' .
By mravg2u at 07,May,17 21:47 other posts of mravg2u 
I am not expressing myself correctly or you have a reading compression problem. More likely you doing what people like you do when wrong, pivot.

Now that you have been shown to be incorrect in what you profess was a "fact" you now wish to move away from you being wrong to other issues. I clearly stated from the beginning, only people pay taxes.

I am glad I educated you to understand in fact business and corporations do pay taxes. You are welcome.
By alexblue at 08,May,17 05:59 other posts of alexblue 
You repeat what I said to you using different words.. so no education needed thanks.

Corporations aka business,avoid technically they don't pay taxes they off set shore accounts..

Taxes are calculated at the end of the year in the US are they not ? So not​ having that money on US soil means they don't pay taxes for that they don't actually pay tax....

I never studied reading compression so I don't know if that is even a subject...I think you mean comprehension....just thought I throw that in as we seem to be into patronising and self elevation now....
By mravg2u at 08,May,17 19:47 other posts of mravg2u 
"Corporations aka business,avoid technically they don't pay taxes they off set shore accounts."

I already educated you that only people pay taxes, not all people-corporation park money off shore. People in the USA do pay taxes.

Sorry for my miss spelling, you are correct once in the debate. Nice pivot though.
By alexblue at 09,May,17 05:50 other posts of alexblue 
I'm not pivoting just highlighting your error...

And you didn't educate me at all, you just keep repeating what I said to you..

If cash is not repatriated to the states no tax is paid therefore no tax collected on that money... that's​ how a lot of businesses work in the states..
By mravg2u at 09,May,17 20:12 other posts of mravg2u 
You are on a pivot now.

Stay focused, if you wish to talk about foreign profits and taxation start a new thread or topic. Let me show you what you first stated that was wrong and not a fact.

"I can see how American business works, don't pay tax.... that's a fact.... "

I educated you to the fact they pay taxes. Only people pay taxes. In this case directly are as share holders, consumers or workers. Only people pay taxes, got it now Bucko ...
By alexblue at 10,May,17 07:10 other posts of alexblue 
You did not educate just keep repeating what I said to you....if only people pay taxes only people avoid them, so don't they pay them too... humans are the only species with an economy so saying only people pay taxes is kinda obvious don't you think....but stick with repeating yourself,and the belief that this is some how a contest...
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And when you keep saying I'm pivoting, you the one that did that,I was talking about Trump and you picked one sentence to repeat....
By mravg2u at 10,May,17 20:29 other posts of mravg2u 
"You did not educate me....fact..." we were talking about people that have misjudged Trump, you stated the ignorant "fact" about businesses.

Re-read the thread, maybe you are "a special kind of stoopid." Bucko
By alexblue at 11,May,17 06:17 other posts of alexblue 
And you keep repeating what you say ....why don't you start a thread to educate me on the special kind of stoopid that I am then.. discussions evolve,you picked one thing to hammer home....and just keep repeating one thing over and over...

So you didn't educate I have explained,only humans have an economy,so it's logical that only humans (people) pay taxes....stick to your inside the box thinking....
By mravg2u at 11,May,17 20:09 other posts of mravg2u 
Ignorance can be cured, you can not be.

"educate me on the special kind of stoopid" stupid is for life. I am not going to waste my time.

Good try sport ..
By alexblue at 12,May,17 06:57 other posts of alexblue 
Who bears the burden of taxes,only the people that pay the tax is the simplest way to say it to you....can you not see that you did not educate me,when it's so obvious to me personally that only people pay taxes,...and I've showed my reasoning behind just kept repeating "only people pay taxes" it's just a given in economics that "only people pay taxes"

So nice try sport... I'll stick to my so called ignorance..
By mravg2u at 12,May,17 22:15 other posts of mravg2u 
Thanks for proving my point. Good show sport ...
By alexblue at 13,May,17 06:57 other posts of alexblue 
And thanks for proving mine bucko...
By mravg2u at 14,May,17 13:21 other posts of mravg2u 
Of course you did sport ...
By alexblue at 14,May,17 13:36 other posts of alexblue 
You know I did bucko....
By mravg2u at 14,May,17 13:39 other posts of mravg2u 
Sorry you are offended ..
By alexblue at 14,May,17 13:46 other posts of alexblue 
Not offended at all

By JustWill at 07,May,17 18:49 other posts of JustWill 
Trump is responsible for Brexit because he SAYS he is. I'm afraid you just don't quite understand how this works, alex.
By mravg2u at 07,May,17 21:56 other posts of mravg2u 
Will I am reading this from many international sources, from left to right. Not all agree, many point out nationalism in the UK was boosted by Trump's campaign rhetoric.
There did seem to be a trend in the poll that showed some parallel.

Brexit showed what seems to be the feeling in America they want nationalism and self control. Le Pen should not even been in the race in France 9 years ago. People of the world are not happy with their governments.
By alexblue at 08,May,17 06:09 other posts of alexblue 
Nationalism is part of the fabric of the Trump had nothing to do with it..

By JustWill at 07,May,17 10:38 other posts of JustWill 
You are never going to get a loyal Trumpster to see truth, alex. They are conspiracy nuts who have completely bought in to the "fake news" and "alternative facts" con-job. These are people who believe that TRUTH is anything that agrees with/supports their mindset. They are not at all interested in proof. Trump says what they want to hear, and they blindly follow him. Facts are irrelevant. Why do you think that the vast majority of his voters were uneducated people?
By mravg2u at 07,May,17 21:59 other posts of mravg2u 
I agree, I am not Trumpster. Education does not equal intelligence. These uneducated people pulled off an earth quake win against all odds.

By dgraff at 06,May,17 22:06 other posts of dgraff 
And I know some day there will be a knock at my door and they will want my guns but I have a special surprise for them if I can slip out my back door you see I have this big beautiful mountain behind my house as my play yard
By alexblue at 07,May,17 07:46 other posts of alexblue 
Who is gonna take your guns ?!!! Never gonna happen... restrictions yes,but taking your guns nope,too much money involved in gun sales...
By JustWill at 07,May,17 10:43 other posts of JustWill 
The truth is: Nobody actually wants their guns. That line is NRA propaganda--plain and simple. Restricting gun ownership so that private citizens can't own a bazooka is way different than telling them that they can't own any type of gun. Here in America, no one sees the shades of grey anymore.
By alexblue at 07,May,17 11:29 other posts of alexblue 
Shit,if I ever go to the US,I think I might need one
Now you mentioned bazooka,I want one

Does anyone find common ground to resolve the issues anymore ?...I don't see it in US or UK politics... they're all the same...on their respective governments gravy trains!!

If people are allowed guns,there has to be a limit on the types of weapons..but I guess that's the problem... individual right v government intervention...

By JustWill at 12,May,17 09:47 other posts of JustWill 
Now, Trump is cyber-bullying Comey on Twitter!

"James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" ~ D. Trump

My country is being led by a crazy person.
By alexblue at 12,May,17 14:00 other posts of alexblue 
Trump is a Twitter troll ,Has Trump forgotten about the other investigations that are running,the Senate have issued subpoenas​ for Flynn demanding he turn over documents related to the investigation.

Trump has already contradicted himself on why he fired Comey,calling him a showboat...
By JustWill at 12,May,17 14:30 other posts of JustWill 
Trump had his lawyers send a certified letter to Lindsey Graham in which they say that he has no ties to Russia. He feels that should be enough to clear his name.
I have also sent a certified letter to Lindsey Graham which states that Donald Trump is a whack-a-do. And that I am the officially designated Lord of Avalon and King of the Fey.

Anyone who has been paying attention knows that there is only room for one "showboat" in the Trump administration...
By alexblue at 12,May,17 18:03 other posts of alexblue 
The law firm that said Donald Trump has no financial ties to Russia “with a few exceptions” was recognized in 2016 as Russia law firm of the year.

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Democrats are saying it's​ like Watergate,but while some democrats are saying​ it's "Nixionion" Trump meets with Kissinger....

Even some at Fox news are questioning Trump now..
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By _avg_ at 12,May,17 22:23 other posts of _avg_ 
"Let the rats orchestrate the new mutiny, I'll meet you overboard."
By alexblue at 13,May,17 07:01 other posts of alexblue 

By Arexa at 02,Apr,17 21:30 other posts of Arexa 
Anyone here watch baseball? ⚾
By CountryCouple54 at 02,Apr,17 22:03 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Yes ma'am.

By alexblue at 10,May,17 09:41 other posts of alexblue 
Not for a while, you can play with my blue balls though !!

By mravg2u at 11,May,17 21:25 other posts of mravg2u 
I love watching baseball, it is on behind me. Replay feature is great on TV. I go to a few Reds games a year.

By alexblue at 09,May,17 18:17 other posts of alexblue 
Trump just fired F.B.I Director Comey
By DeadEnd at 09,May,17 19:04 other posts of DeadEnd 
It's gonna be interesting to see how much of this dictatorial behavior the American people are ready to tolerate, can't be just democrats that realizes how messed up things are getting. Nixon got forced out after he fired people that was tasked with investigating him and now Trump does the same.

Seems to me like the Russian stuff is an even bigger powder keg than Watergate. Flynn, Manafort, Carter Page and Roger Stone, there's just so many people from the Trump Campaign that has dirty Russian connections and Trump himself keeps blatantly lying about his business with and loans from Russian Oligarchs.
By phart at 09,May,17 22:44 other posts of phart 
Trump did business all over the world. If he did business in russia,He should just come out and say it. I can't see a problem with it anyhow. If people are naive enough to think this is the first election to be influenced by outside forces they are dumb. I can't produce facts or evidence to support my theory but I feel like other country's and powerful groups have influenced our government for decades.It has just come to light since the democrats can't come up with anything else to trample trump with.
If it had been Hillary, we would not have even heard about it the first time.
Anything to slow down Trumps progress at getting America back on it's tracks and people back to work instead of welfare.
By DeadEnd at 10,May,17 01:29 other posts of DeadEnd 
Both Trumps sons have mentioned in interviews earlier that Russian money makes up a predominant portion of their financing. Big Trump himself is trying desperately to say that he has no business at all with them and hides his tax returns, not fishy?

Your intelligence agencies have testified that what happened during the last election was on a whole other level than previously. Russia basically tried to hack every part of government to find ways of helping "their" candidate. Can't see how you would be okay with that. Russia wants nothing good for your country, only to weaken it and sow distrust and conflicts among the people. This is the playbook that Putin follows only registered users can see external links and more and more of his pieces are falling into place. Was written in 97 and the parts about UK, Ukraine, Iran and the US are particularly interesting today.

To say that no one would have cared if it was Hillary is just completely deluded. Did you miss how nothing stories like her emails was driven into gigantic proportions and how Benghazi was constantly tried to be pinned on her for years?

The democrats can't come up with anything else to trample Trump with?
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By JustWill at 10,May,17 09:54 other posts of JustWill 
And...he's claiming that he fired him because he MISHANDLED THE CLINTON EMAIL INVESTIGATION!!!

The orange hypocrite strikes again.
The Con-Man-in-Chief didn't even have the balls to fire the guy to his face! He let Comey find out that he was fired on TV!
The whole situation stinks of attempted cover-up. Trump trying to prevent exposing the fact that he IS Putin's "cock holster".
By DeadEnd at 11,May,17 02:08 other posts of DeadEnd 
And the day after he meets with both Lavrov and Kislyak in the oval office and shakes their hands with a big smile on his face. It's just farcical, next thing he'll probably let Putin set up an actual GRU-office in the Whitehouse. Republicans would find a way to defend that too..
By JustWill at 11,May,17 07:59 other posts of JustWill 
He fires the man leading the investigation into collusion with Russia during (possibly after as well) his campaign, and is surprised that the whole country doesn't cheer and applaud the move.

My country is being led by a delusional narcissist.

By DeadEnd at 04,May,17 19:03 other posts of DeadEnd 
Are there any americans that are happy with the health care bill that the republicans voted through?

Seems a bit evil to make healthcare unaffordable for the people that need it the most and further punish the old, poor and those with pre-existing conditions. About a trillion dollar less in healthcare funding that is instead spent on tax cuts for the top 2% earners. I guess that extra bit of money into their already full bank accounts is worth putting millions of peoples lives at risk. Classic republican compassion
By JustWill at 05,May,17 10:02 other posts of JustWill 
The best part is that the bill exempts Congress and allows them to keep all of the benefits of the ACA! If their bill is so awesome for the American people, why don't they get the same deal we do?
By alexblue at 06,May,17 03:16 other posts of alexblue 
sounds about right...they haven't even waited for a CBO report!!! So you know they have just rushed it through....
By phart at 08,May,17 22:24 other posts of phart 
Well you know ol Nancy set the standard for that. "Pass it and then read it" or something like that when it comes to health care bills.The pre existing condition clause was the only thing about Ocare that was any good at all.But I feel like even that should have had limits. If you smoked , then the conditions caused by it would be your problem,not the insurance company's as a example. Anyhow,I know to many folks that tried to get the so called affordable health care and it was NOT affordable. You only hear of the people that work at Mc donalds that get it cheap. Folks that make fair money, get robbed for insurance to help pay for those that get it cheap. Make it same price for everyone. Then it is fair. Can't afford it, get a better job that provides it as a benefit.
By alexblue at 09,May,17 12:09 other posts of alexblue 
So just make all bad for your health products(junk food, sugar,salt,fats)ill3gal then...then you take away personal choice on what an individual can do with their body....

You say make it the same price for everyone,but at the same time smokers should be punished(what about all that tax on tobacco products?)

Is healthcare a benefit ?...I think it's a basic human right,just like access to affordable legal representation..

We'll see what happens when the bill gets to the senate....
I don't know how America is gonna sort out health care when both sides just act like twats....

Take whatever good bits that everyone agrees are good,then build it up.... sounds​ so simple
By JustWill at 09,May,17 12:23 other posts of JustWill 
Taking the ACA and fixing the problems with it would seem to be the sensible thing to do. The framework is already in place, so using what exists and making improvements wouldn't be as hard as starting all over.
However, the Trump administration is determined to completely abolish anything that has Obama's name on matter the cost to the American good sense doesn't factor in.
As a side note: Trump is now set on getting rid of Net Neutrality in the US.
Also, he has recently signed into law a rule that allows wealthy foreigners (regardless of nation of origin!) the right to live in the States full time...provided that they invest in Real Estate. (Gosh...I wonder who is going to benefit from THAT law...)
By alexblue at 09,May,17 13:31 other posts of alexblue 
Everything is Obama's fault is Trump's mantra...
The GOP spend so much time hating on Obama they forgot to come up with better solutions to the problems they were elected to fix...and the democrats won't deal/compromise with the GOP on any they are all to blame....

The net neutrality issue is one I don't think any American or anyone can justify,so he will face push back...I think it's more worrying about the internet privacy stuff.

President Trump signed into law a resolution that repealed protections requiring Internet service providers to get your permission before collecting and sharing data. These protections -- which had not yet gone into effect -- were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration.
The providers have data on your web browsing history, app usage and geo-location.
Providers would also have been required to notify customers about the types of information collected and shared..(CNN)

By phart at 09,May,17 13:04 other posts of phart 
Rather you have health coverage or not should be a choice. Not a requirement of your government. That is the dispute some folks have with ocare. folks that live like there is no tomorrow smoking and doping should not be able to bum from the system.

Before Ocare came along, folks that worked for a living usually got insurance as a benefit of working for a company.

Those that worked and didn't get that benefit had to buy it.

Those that could not afford it, got the basic care they needed at the hospitals that accepted federal dollars in the form of grants and what not.
The trouble came in when all the illegals and such started sapping from that free basic care that citizens were getting.
That is 1 of the issues with **** immigration folks seem to miss in the big picture.

If you wanted the good things in life, it used to be you had to earn them. Nowadays in the liberals minds, the hard working and the wealthy are supposed to hand you those good things while they themselves do with out. FUCK THAT.

Now my views in regards to insurance, if you want to have a ****, foot the bill.Insurance is for accidents and sickness.Not intentionally adding to the family.

If your nose is to big, tough shit or pay out of pocket. IF your nose gets injured so you can't breath, insurance.
Here is what google says Insurance means.

1 a practice or arrangement by which a company or government agency provides a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a premium.
2 a thing providing protection against a possible eventuality.

Couple things that really burn my buns. Hospitals are supposed to be non profit. Some get large donations and are left huge amounts in wills and such. But they won't forward that money toward patient care. They spend it on parking decks and bushes in the yard. That should be changed by law that patient care is to paid out of that first then bill for the remainder.

And the providers always bill for a much greater amount that insurance will pay. Insurance negotiates a lower bill,pays a small amount and you pay the rest.

By alexblue at 06,May,17 03:04 other posts of alexblue 
The FCC are to investigate Stephen Colbert!!!!
By DeadEnd at 06,May,17 04:07 other posts of DeadEnd 
Yeah that sounds like a great fight to pick

The dignity of this very presidential president must of course be protected. Can't have uppity talk show hosts making fun of his complete lack of intelligence and lust for dictatorial strongmen!
By alexblue at 06,May,17 04:56 other posts of alexblue 
Trump is overly sensitive,the FCC said they received complaints and would follow them up,I wondered who complained ?!!

By JustWill at 06,May,17 10:59 other posts of JustWill was just "locker room" talk. Trump has already established that that sort of thing is okay.
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By alexblue at 01,May,17 08:35 other posts of alexblue 
So how do people feel about Trump ? Has he done what he said he would do?...are people comfortable with his lack of understanding of the real world?... he's supposed to be a deal maker!! Anyone see any deals getting done? do you feel about his EPA deregulation?...anyone else notice he's just against everything Obama did ?...or is that just me...
How about his internet privacy repeal ?...
By JustWill at 01,May,17 09:23 other posts of JustWill 
The guy continues to be a massive joke. Delusional. "I didn't think being president would be so hard.", "They are being mean to my family.", "Fake news!".
Yes, it does look like his only purpose is to undo everything that Obama did. The EPA deregulation is insane. Hell, the guy mandated that a species has to be taken off the endangered list before another can be put on!!! How in the fuck does that even make sense?
On Saturday, he held a rally in Pennsylvania for his hard-core supporters. Not because he wants to reach out to the opposition, but because he needs constant reassurance that some people (his rabid base) still like him. It's a lot like having to take your own cousin to Prom...
By bella! at 01,May,17 09:36 other posts of bella! 
Did you attend the rally?
By JustWill at 01,May,17 13:46 other posts of JustWill 
As I am not a mouth-breathing idiot, I did not.

By alexblue at 01,May,17 15:39 other posts of alexblue 
I love how he blames everyone else for his dumbass comments...he changes directions like a fart in the wind..he thought he could just sign executive orders to get rid of all the things he doesn't​ like... he held a rally to get away from the big bad meanies of the press who were holding their annual dinner and he declined to attend...and I think the Donald would be quite happy going to prom with his cousin,did you see the cringe worthy stuff he said about Ivanka ?...barf

By leopoldij at 01,May,17 10:01 other posts of leopoldij 
The reason is that many Americans believe in all kinds of shit (religion, for example) and, perhaps, they see that it's possible for someone to be even a president and be deluded, dishonest, vulgar, etc. and think "that's the man, he's like me". When 40% of Americans believe that the Earth is 6000 years old they can believe in anything, in even that Trump is working for the good of their country.

By phart at 01,May,17 22:34 other posts of phart 
I am a bit miffed but not for the same reasons you all are. He has stood down on his stance towards Nato,china and so on. China I can kinda understand as we need their help to stop North korea.

We need to stop being the police of the world and protect HOME. Bring jobs home.He has not took a strong enough stance on the immigration problem as he said and I hoped he would carry out. The wall is still up for discussion. Any welfare recepiant capable of moving a arm should be laying the brick for it at this moment. There is plenty of bricks as the democrats all shit 1 the night he got elected. He also has not took enough action against Isis. There should be bomb factory's opening in every state and planes being built or bought from our allies to drop them with.
By alexblue at 02,May,17 03:03 other posts of alexblue 
Can you not see the irony in your comment ?

"We need to stop being the police of the world" yet you want China to help the USA to stop N.Korea!!!! The wall isn't getting built,the budget will prevent it from happening..and why should welfare recipients be building the wall,if you are thinking that,it should be the i.llegal immigrants building it.

Building a wall is pointless...more border patrol would be a better use of the money...the estimated cost of the wall was $20-25 billion dollars!!! How many jobs could that money provide for border control agents, immigration officers etc?
By phart at 02,May,17 08:36 other posts of phart 
Border patrol agents are living beings,in danger of being shot. Walls just that,walls. Once in, there can be fewer people put in danger patrolling the border.
The **** immigrants need to be sent back home. 3rd generation welfare folks can go to work to get that check.
By alexblue at 02,May,17 09:22 other posts of alexblue 
You have guns so people will always get shot, don't be so naive.and why are there 3rd generation welfare claimants ? Most likely cuz there are no jobs in that state!!

Border patrol agents would create more jobs, taking people off welfare,..border patrol are human beings you say, well so are welfare recipients...but you still can't see any irony yet!!!!...building and maintaining that wall costs money that is better served creating jobs were people have an income and can spend to stimulate an economy..

You see problems,but don't have any solutions to those problems and the reason they exist...
By phart at 02,May,17 10:02 other posts of phart 
So if welfare folks shouldn't build the wall,and we need jobs, uh,how would the wall be built if PEOPLE didn't WORK to build it? Thus drawing a paycheck? So yea, irony, on both our point of views if you look close.

Think about it.Hire 1000 border agents. 1000 jobs.Done, granted 1000 happy familys.
Build a wall. Materials have to be manufactured,transported,and the wall constructed. Thus creating more jobs than the 1000. maintenance of the wall, requires Humans, thus, steady jobs.
The 1000 agents,well it would still be 1000 jobs 10 years later.
Long term goals are great. But at the moment we need a jump-start to the economy, the number of jobs created by the wall would be helpful.

A job is a job, IF the Human being is willing to get off it's ass to work.
By alexblue at 02,May,17 10:52 other posts of alexblue 
So welfare folks should build the wall ? long does that last for ?....if they would become border agents they stay employed for a longer time frame than the time taken to build the tax is paid on their earnings,so the money stays in the US...if the wall is built,it will be done by the cheapest contractors are those likely to be American ? When you have a workf.orce that will work for less than a third of an American worker(Mexicans) border agents carry a better tax return to the taxpayer cuz they it's an an American first policy..they are likely to be American and they can be deployed straight away.. ill3gal immigration actually creates jobs...building a wall is not the best value for the American taxpayer in my view...I don't see it getting built anyway....

My irony point was more about how you see welfare folks and border patrol agents,you see welfare folks as lazy,and not human beings,..if people can work they will,if there are no jobs available in that state how do those people survive ? On you think they want to live with the stigma of food stamps,going to food banks to feed their k.ids cuz their local mass employer went out of business ?...I don't... America has lost mass employers in their states,leaving thousands without work,those jobs don't come back very often,leaving people in the shit.... it's happened here in the UK with our steel and coal industry, there's no jobs were those industries were,leaving people in the shit...
By JustWill at 02,May,17 12:03 other posts of JustWill 
The Wall is a joke, and a total waste of taxpayer's money.
If you truly want to create jobs and build industry, put that money toward restoring the US's decaying infrastructure. Factories to produce materials to fix roads, bridges and dams would employ thousands of works, and boost the economy. Thousands more would find jobs working on the construction crews.
By alexblue at 02,May,17 15:20 other posts of alexblue 
Do you think he will create jobs ?...he can barely stimulate growth on his head let alone a job growth...
I don't know if he can be bothered,he just wanted to be President...will Congress help him anyway, he's probably insulted most of them already...
By phart at 02,May,17 23:09 other posts of phart 
Just Will I can agree with your second statement.Perhaps not the first,but the second. I have been saying it and thinking it for years. My job involved infrastructure and I know first hand the condition of bridges and such in our part of the country.
To share something related, A year or so ago I was sitting in a restaurant and over heard a couple women talking. Infrastructure jobs were being discussed on tv. 1 woman said to the other," I aint building no damn bridge,I have a college education, that work is for dumbass's".
And you will find alot of folks here in the US feel that way. For lack of better words,they are above "working". They think a education and pushing some keyboard buttons is work enough. We are plagued with people that can do that already.
By DeadEnd at 03,May,17 01:38 other posts of DeadEnd 
Sounds like you really need those immigrants that are willing to take the tough unprestigious jobs then
By phart at 03,May,17 22:32 other posts of phart 
We should not need them is my point!. You can build a bridge and have the college education to use later when a better job comes up. That is another point I was trying to get across. It is not a Texas problem. It is a national issue.
They drain medical care dollars from county health departments all over the country. Yes some more than others.
But all that gets federal dollars, so it becomes a 50 state problem.

By JustWill at 03,May,17 12:12 other posts of JustWill 
Are you suggesting that those same people who won't work on building bridges would take jobs building a wall instead?
Here's the thing:
I live in a part of the country where "illegals" aren't a real problem. With the exception of Florida and parts of the South West, it isn't a problem for most of the country. Failing infrastructure, on the other hand, is a nationwide problem. Why should my tax dollars go to solving a problem that doesn't effect me when they could be going to fix a problem that does? If Texas wants a wall, let them pay to build it. It's their issue, not mine.

By leopoldij at 03,May,17 23:22 other posts of leopoldij 
The question that is more important than How people feel scout Thump is How Trump feels about people.
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By alexblue at 04,May,17 07:26 other posts of alexblue 
We already know what Trump thinks about the people Leo, you've only gotta look at his comments...he only cares about Trump...
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Correct observation.

By kebmo at 04,May,17 00:53 other posts of kebmo 
Only 49% of registered voters actually voted in November. Considering the high stakes of the election I find that disgusting. Those that didn't vote forfeited the value of their opinions about Trump.
I don't purport to speak on behalf of Canadians but I can tell you that my circle of friends and I are just shaking our collective heads at the whole fiasco.
America, you elected a buffoon. As your neighbour, we too will pay the price of your decision.
By alexblue at 04,May,17 14:24 other posts of alexblue 
"If you vote for Hillary, you're a grown-up, if you vote for Trump, you're a sucker, if you don't vote for anybody, you're an a--hole." -Louis CK

He also made some interesting comments on Clinton,which tbh I hadn't even thought about...bit late now but here's a link..
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By phart at 04,May,17 15:11 other posts of phart 
We agree on the no voters as being ass holes for sure.

Hillary would not have been a good choice.
Trump was the only logical choice as 3rd party folks don't have a prayer. Would it not be nice if they did? Perhaps it would actually be a fair election with the winner being most qualified instead of the lesser of 2 evils..
By alexblue at 04,May,17 15:32 other posts of alexblue 
I'm a bit lost on who and what you are questioning!!.
I just posted a quote from Louis CK and the article it came from...

But,Clinton and Trump shouldn't have won their party nominations in the first place,there has to be some better choices out there,both sides are pathetic now...and no one is finding common ground to really improve American lives,it our way v their way,and that's just counter productive.

By leopoldij at 01,May,17 10:10 other posts of leopoldij 
Another dictatorship is being born:
Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country’s telecommunications watchdog has said, citing a law that allows it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.
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Turkish people are suffering under the dictatorship of their head of state. But they voted for him. Probably he bought the votes. And now he's going to shut information channels, he's going to re- institute an Islamic state, he's going to close down education institutions, he has already fired thousands of teachers. How is that possible in the 21st century?
By licksipsuckit at 01,May,17 17:29 other posts of licksipsuckit 
he wont need that many teachers as women aren't allowed an education, this islam has a lot to answer for, he'll need more doctors to mutilate the women, so theres a profession that will increase, and more muftis to marry all the under @ge girls to dirty old men, what a wonderful world this is turning into *lix*
By leopoldij at 01,May,17 20:26 other posts of leopoldij 
Many Turkish women voted for him. Incredible. They really do not deserve any freedom. They voted for Islamic enslavement.
If that's what they want I'd say go for it but don't look for help when you realize that you've been mentally (or physically)

By leopoldij at 01,May,17 23:37 other posts of leopoldij 
Right. Even in the UK....

girls as young as 12 have been smuggled in to be brides of men in the Muslim community, according to a 2004 report in The Guardian. Girls trying to escape this ch1ld marriage can face death because this breaks the honor code of her husband and both families.

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By sckmydck at 03,May,17 20:22 other posts of sckmydck 
Hi, i think you had wrong information about Turkey. Who says womens are not allowed for education. **** marriage is **** in Turkey. Government and religion is totally different. Turkey is a democratic country. Country relogion is Islam. Everybody is free for their religion.

By phart at 01,May,17 22:41 other posts of phart 
well the people voted him in. But as with all politicians ,lieing seems to be a common problem. IF the people care about their country they will stand and fight. If not, well, Pray for them.
By leopoldij at 01,May,17 23:28 other posts of leopoldij 
Pray? First, praying is nonsense. Second, their god may be different.

By leopoldij at 01,May,17 23:32 other posts of leopoldij 
Fight? Some have. Have you seen how they've been crushed by this guy ? They're not even allowed to express their views. There's No way to fight. He has ensured control of every for.ce, the police, the army, the religion, the banks, everything. Everything is controlled or owned by one man.

But there is hope. The US, recognizing that this is a dictatorship, will intervene in order to restore democracy and freedom off speech. As it has done many times, in other brutal regimes. It will, won't it?
By licksipsuckit at 01,May,17 23:42 other posts of licksipsuckit 
yeah look where America got us all this last 15 years, by invading afganistan and taking out hussain, they created most of the unrest in that region, they should never have gone in with such flimsy 'proof' of weapons of mass destrustions... the yanks cant solve any world problems, they just instigate and make most of them, look at all the refugees the world is trying to house because of the bush admin, that was the biggest joke the world has ever seen since Vietnam, our troops have only just been acknowledged for that unwarranted war... most still feel disgrace for being there when they were conscripted to fight a war we shouldn't have been in, l liked Ali's reasons for making out he was religious to stay out of it, America wouldn't fight for him, so why he should he fight for a country that treated him like a second rate citizen, he had the right idea and dodged a big bullet *lix*

By kebmo at 02,May,17 00:07 other posts of kebmo 
Just for the record, the President of Syria was "elected".

From Wikipedia:

Presidential elections were held in Syria on 10 July 2000,following the death of President Hafez al-Assad. The only candidate was his son, Bashar al-Assad, with voters asked to approve or reject his candidacy. A reported 99.7% of voters voted in favour, with a turnout of 94.6%. Political opposition to the president was not allowed.

Adolf Hitler was also democratically elected.
By alexblue at 02,May,17 03:25 other posts of alexblue 
Is it really an election if there is only one candidate though ? and political opposition wasn't allowed !!! That sounds like democracy doesn't it,so you could argue that Assad rigged himself the leadership..

By leopoldij at 02,May,17 08:11 other posts of leopoldij 
I was talking about the President of Turkey dude.

By phart at 02,May,17 08:38 other posts of phart 
So some are saying, if the police come to tell you that you can't speak freely , worship freely, and so on, you would just lay down and take it? I doubt it,you would probably fight it somehow,if it was nothing but sit there refusing to eat or work. Most folks that value freedom would rather perish fighting for it in some form or fashion than relinquish it.
By leopoldij at 02,May,17 12:54 other posts of leopoldij 
True. Most would fight. But there are states whose citizens are so brainwashed that they will never resist.

By andrew999999999 at 02,May,17 15:31 other posts of andrew999999999 
I disagree. History shows most people will accept a forced dictatorship or invasion from another country.

By talk4s at 02,May,17 14:55 other posts of talk4s 
Sorry, but that is just a dream under Trump De Dump...He does NOT care about anything/anybody/any nation...Just himself is ALL that matters...Oh, wait...that question you posed was just rhetorical, right?
By leopoldij at 02,May,17 18:52 other posts of leopoldij 
Sorry, but I have trouble recognizing which of my postings you were replying you. These Threads give more trouble. Perhaps you were referring to ...

"But there is hope. The US, recognizing that this is a dictatorship, will intervene in order to restore democracy and freedom off speech. As it has done many times, in other brutal regimes. It will, won't it?"

If so, then, obviously, I was being cynical. For two reasons. First, the one you pointed out. Second, because there has been no single intervention where US wanted to help. Interventions and wars occur solely for financial reasons (of the few).

P.S. I was surprised by your frank friendly reply but then I saw you live in San Fran. All explained then. You're not from, say, Alabama.
By talk4s at 03,May,17 14:02 other posts of talk4s 
Are you talkin' to ME? I don't see anybody else standin' here. If you are, I am most definitely NOT from San Fran. Just lived in the general vicinity seemingly forever. I cannot honestly say I am from anywhere as I have lived in around 20 places. Lots of years outside of the US. I am an American citizen other than being a human born of our beautiful blue orb. Sadly infested by humankind. Humankind. What a misnomer...Like your cynicism. I can only say I was born to be cynical, too.
By leopoldij at 03,May,17 14:14 other posts of leopoldij 
Good. I understand. By the way, I only said you live in SF. Which seems to be correct. I agree with you. One can only be cynical when one realises the amount of idiocy in this world and how humans are marching towards their destruction. We have been around for less time than earlier humanoids, like neanderthals, we supposedly are smarter, and yet we'll not survive for too long. With hindsight, we'll realize that civilization only speeds up extinction.
By talk4s at 03,May,17 14:23 other posts of talk4s 
So SADLY true!! ; But, are we TRULY civilized?...And will we have hindsight after most of the nukes go off?...I guess there will be some survivors. Sort of like rats that way. Ya cain't kill em all!
By leopoldij at 03,May,17 15:37 other posts of leopoldij 
Exactly. And it's the big rats, like trump, who will survive.

By zzick at 02,May,17 11:58 other posts of zzick 
I like him
By alexblue at 02,May,17 15:07 other posts of alexblue 
Who do you like ?
By JustWill at 02,May,17 16:56 other posts of JustWill 
Well, aren't you just a Nosy Parker? Always up in people's business and stuff! Maybe it was meant to be a secr*t...
Besides, now that you mention it, I kinda like him, too.
By alexblue at 02,May,17 17:37 other posts of alexblue 
Nosy Parker !! Is that a relation of Spiderman ?

By talk4s at 02,May,17 15:50 other posts of talk4s 
Turkey, Schurkey...Is it at all possible that another dictatorship is being born right under our noses?!In our very OWN country????...Are you listening to our prez and his mindless ramblings? Because he is 'Chance the Gardener' INCARNATE!...Latest statement of way TOO MANY to quote...Our constitution is archaic and he wants to change it...Specifically freedom of's another one...Said Kim dipshit Yung FUCKHEAD is a smart cookie and he would be HONORED to meet him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just days after saying he would like to kill him...OK. Took some liberty there, but that was undoubtedly his meaning...Really, we are in very great DANGER! Is this how it happened in Germany? Things went to hell in a hand basket so they voted for someone that said all the right things JUST to get elected...Only to find out...OOOOOPPPPSSSS...

By leopoldij at 01,May,17 10:02 other posts of leopoldij 
If Marine LePen wins the French elections, will there be another Nazi period in Europe?
By sinanff47 at 01,May,17 14:05 other posts of sinanff47 
No, not 'Nazi', 'National Front'.
By leopoldij at 01,May,17 20:22 other posts of leopoldij 
Same shit! Nazi, National Front, British National Party, Golden Dawn, Swedish Democrats, etc., are all versions of the same virus, fascism, names of parties that have adapted fascism as that primary reason for their raison d'être.

By CountryCouple54 at 19,Apr,17 08:18 other posts of CountryCouple54 
@ *lix*. Why are you so worried about what Trump and the US is gonna do? You think when the shit hits the fan those missles are only pointed at the US. What is your country doing about it?
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By Arexa at 30,Apr,17 10:29 other posts of Arexa 
If she blacklisted you, she can't see shit you've written...
By bella! at 30,Apr,17 20:35 other posts of bella! 
She might not be able to see the actual post but she always seems to know what's going on. Hmmmmm.....
By **FlyingCum** at 30,Apr,17 21:10 other posts of **FlyingCum** 
You can read the forum without having to sign in. So that way you can see all forum topics and comments.
By bella! at 30,Apr,17 21:12 other posts of bella! 
Ha! Now that would explain everything!

By Arexa at 30,Apr,17 21:45 other posts of Arexa 
Which is why I switched my page to members only again. Haha.
By **FlyingCum** at 30,Apr,17 22:03 other posts of **FlyingCum** 
Yes I did that a while ago too. Then get told I am fake because I hide so much on my page.
By bella! at 30,Apr,17 22:06 other posts of bella! 
@ FC, whoever thinks you are a fake is sorely mistaken!
By **FlyingCum** at 30,Apr,17 22:43 other posts of **FlyingCum** 
People will say anything once they know they've been caught out and I'm not buying what they are saying anymore.

By licksipsuckit at 19,Apr,17 06:50 other posts of licksipsuckit 
Anyone in America getting worried about Kim from Korea??? Or the Don sorting his puny arse out??? l feel that he has far too many toy trucks and puppets to play with.. and l wish he would stop playing with his rockets, someone might get hurt when they fall to earth in the wrong place *lix*
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I not worry about abou it let him try
By licksipsuckit at 30,Apr,17 21:34 other posts of licksipsuckit 
yeah, amazing how they went in on afganistan saying they were hiding weapons of mass destruction, without any proof, went in and bombed the crap out of the place yet Kim can wave his weapons all about all day and no one seems to want to do anything when he's taunting them with them, going 'look at all our missiles' in his great big parades and setting off all the test rockets every few weeks.. has me wondering why china and japan havent intervened and warned him to calm down *lix*

By alexblue at 30,Apr,17 10:16 other posts of alexblue 
Anyone watch the Anthony Joshua/Klitschko heavyweight boxing ?
Great fight..

By Arexa at 11,Apr,17 11:25 other posts of Arexa 
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I ordered one, thank you!
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By aoneeyedmonster at 11,Apr,17 22:11 other posts of aoneeyedmonster 
Airlines treating customers like cattle
By sinanff47 at 11,Apr,17 23:51 other posts of sinanff47 
Butter melting on warm toast.

By alexblue at 28,Mar,17 08:07 other posts of alexblue 
So the Raiders are moving to Vegas, with the the help of public money💰💰💰....Is Vegas a big sporting city?....You gotta wonder why fans bother to support a team if it can be taken away just cuz the city can't/won't finance a new stadium...Is it me or the NFL a joke now....How can this keep being allowed to happen...If you own an NFL team you have the money to pay for the stadium by yourself,690 million bucks is the handout...Who is really benefitting here,only the owners.... I'm gutted for the fans that have spent their hard earned dollars supporting a team with owners who don't care about the game....Such a great game ruined by money...
By leopoldij at 30,Mar,17 18:43 other posts of leopoldij 
Do you know of any sports that's not about money?
By licksipsuckit at 04,Apr,17 18:48 other posts of licksipsuckit 
yeah any womens sport, other than tennis, girls make nothing from it unless theyre pompom tossers *lix*

By CountryCouple54 at 02,Apr,17 22:13 other posts of CountryCouple54 
You act like this doesn't go on in the UK. Granted not as often as in the US. But the US has far more professional teams than the UK. Why did Wimbledon F.C. move?
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The owners are no different than the damn players. It's all about making more money. In Miami we just went through this with LeBron James. You really think he wanted to live in fucking Cleveland over Miami. Hell no. But he got 100 million for 3 fucking years. So he left. Who the hell playing basketball is worth 33 million a year. No one. So the owners are no different. They have to move to where the money is so they can pay these damn over payed players. It's a domino effect.
By alexblue at 04,Apr,17 15:41 other posts of alexblue 
Wow,...No public money is used to finance private sports teams here,but fair play for tying to come back with something to prove a point....As for the players earning what they do,it's called market value,someone offers more money to do the job you are already doing...Your country your rules,I get that...But I think it's funny how states are held to ransom for private enterprise....
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I'm not sure the US does have more professional sports teams!!...Just the football league over here has 92 pro teams..32 NFL teams,30 MLB,22 MLS,30 NBA,.And the Wimbledon story is the exception not the norm...
By CountryCouple54 at 04,Apr,17 16:08 other posts of CountryCouple54 
And 31 NHL teams of which 7 are from Canada. As far as the public being held ransom. It usually comes down to the publics vote. As the people of Miami and Ft Lauderdale Florida have voted against David Beckham and his group trying to bring a MLS team here.
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And with all of this bullshit with the billion dollar owners paying the multi million dollar players it only fucks the fans. It cost you 400 US dollars to take a family of four to a Miami Dolphin football game. And those are the shitty seats.
By alexblue at 04,Apr,17 16:15 other posts of alexblue 
If the public get that vote that is totally cool cb54, absolutely no problem with that ...and Beckham is just a face not the money man behind the franchise..I just find it staggering how much money has been given to the major league sports from public money.... I'm not saying it is always easy to finance a stadium ,but if you are a billionaire owner you can get credit from a bank and not leverage the state/city for more financial help..
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And yes it's the fans that suffer, it's the same here for premier league football..I give up on that,I watch rugby...
By CountryCouple54 at 04,Apr,17 16:21 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I agree. But usually the owners and there group of lawyers we'll move in and give a bunch of bullshit figures and jobs that they are going to bring to the community. When during the off-season there is only a small group of people that are employed. Ticket windows, Ushers, security, police detail, concession workers only work during a game. So they will promise thousands of jobs to the city when in reality it's only a handful of full-time jobs the rest are only part-time work.
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I am not sure for the reasons that the Raiders owner wanted to go to Vegas. But I do know one thing being in a poverty ridden suburb of Oakland California. That ticket they charged 40 u.s. dollars for in Oakland will now go for 80 u.s. dollars in Vegas. It's all about the money always has been always will be. The rich will always look for a way to get richer. Like I said I'm not completely sure why the Raiders left, but in my opinion no football in Oakland is a travesty. It'd be like saying no Yankees in New York.
By alexblue at 04,Apr,17 16:36 other posts of alexblue 
The true fans get fucked over...And the owners are a joke..If there was a franchise style system here in soccer,people would just stop watching...I have always disliked that aspect of US sports,just up and move to another town/city/state...No wonder college sports are catching up to the major leagues,people have a connection to those colleges and they are likely to be around in the same place for years...
By CountryCouple54 at 04,Apr,17 21:02 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Now your getting it. We could care less about pro sports. We only love college sports. We do love going to the Florida Panther games (hockey) Both our boys played hockey. Plus we live 3 miles from the arena. Been 15 years since we have been to a pro baseball, football, or basketball game. And we live less than 20 miles from all the stadiums. College sports is were our passion is. Kids who play the game for the love of it and not the money.

By alexblue at 25,Mar,17 09:24 other posts of alexblue 
Trumpcare got binned... and trump is blaming democrats for the bill not going through....How stoopid is he...Republicans had 7 years to come up with a replacement for obamacare...They have control of the house and the senate and still couldn't pass the bill.....Whether you agree with obamacare or not...You have to laugh at this....
By phart at 25,Mar,17 10:26 other posts of phart 
Well,it still subsidized cost so some are against that. I am saddened by the fact it got pulled but like you said, 7 years and still can't do squat. There is only 1 company that provides coverage for obama care in my state.So when you are quoted a price,you can pay it or do without. The idea of allowing multi able company's to sell across state lines would REALLY help the cost. It is called competition and that causes lower prices that can help everyone.
By alexblue at 25,Mar,17 10:47 other posts of alexblue 
I get obamacare isn't the best,but having seven years to come up with a replacement that has a lot of similarities to obamacare is too funny,...Improve obamacare and make it a no brainer for more companies to be involved..But I guess that's the crux of the problem...Who pays for the ill ?

By JustWill at 25,Mar,17 13:20 other posts of JustWill 
Every night at the White House, when Steve Bannon (the "top" in the relationship and the guy who is REALLY calling all the shots) slips into bed behind Trumpty-Dumpty, he reaches around to possessively cup the "President's", shriveled, orange balls and whispers: "It's okay, Donnie...'Merica loves you anyway."
By alexblue at 25,Mar,17 21:07 other posts of alexblue 
someone should tweet this to Trump....
By kebmo at 26,Mar,17 02:32 other posts of kebmo 
In Canada health care dollars are given to the ten provinces by the federal government to spend how they see fit. The three northern territories fall under federal jurisdiction. I live in Alberta and I don't pay a health care premium. Most provinces do have a nominal premium to cover themselves or their families (less than $1,000 per year).

Don't get me wrong, these are tax dollars paying for services but as a Canadian I:

-can go to any hospital

-can go to any family doctor

-See any specialist (through an appointment made by my family doctor's office).

-not pay any money for anything at a hospital or doctor's office with the exception sometimes of writing notes or verifying health for my employer.

-If I have a catastrophic accident or illness, it covers all services in the hospital.

It does not cover eye wear or vision tests, dental care, ambulance rides, medication if I'm under 65, and other things that I don't know about but this is the general idea.

Canadian taxes are higher because this has to be paid for but I'd rather the cost be shared by all because it's insurance and we are all covered.

It's not a perfect system but rest assured, if I need to be in the hospital for two weeks, have a heart attack, or need brain surgery, I will get world class healthcare without worrying about the cost to me or my family.
By bella! at 27,Mar,17 00:30 other posts of bella! 
@ kebmo, I was of the understanding that Canadian doctors aren't always available to see Sunday thru Saturday. Is that true?
By kebmo at 27,Mar,17 02:40 other posts of kebmo 
My family doctor shares his office with his wife who is also a family doctor. They share the front staff/reception and have business hours to suit their and their patients needs. Monday-Saturday 9-5 but Friday is only until noon. They have a family business. If something urgent comes up I would go to the emergency department of the hospital but that is for emergencies.

Other offices have more doctors with staggered during the day and often see patients until 8pm. Bigger offices with more doctors offer more flexibility but I prefer to see only one doctor so I do work around his scheduling.

There are also "Walk In Clinics" for people that for whatever reason don't have a regular doctor. You go in and show your Alberta Healthcare Card and you are seen by a doctor, again, during their business hours.

Emergency departments are often misunderstood. They are for E-FUCKING-MERGENCIES!!! So if you go in and have a little cut or other trivial "issue" you'll sit and wait and be seen in the order of importance of your visit. If you arrive in an ambulance of course you bypass the emergency room and go right to someone who will care for you.

If I go to a walk-in clinic or the emergency room I would show my Alberta Health Care card but my family doctor's office knows me so I don't have to show it. Under the three examples I spoke of, no money would change hands with the exception of a work related note and I think my doctor charges $20 for that.
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I should add that prescriptions, dental, eyewear and more are tax deductible if you are low-middle income.

By alexblue at 27,Mar,17 17:44 other posts of alexblue 
Pretty much the same here,some areas have better care than others..We have prescription fees for medicines, depending on your income level you can get assistance with eyewear and eye tests..Some parts of the system are stretched for sure,but that's just down to more people,no new hospitals, there is a lot of restructuring going on in the hospital side of things..

By limestone at 26,Mar,17 23:57 other posts of limestone 
I believe almost the same thing,7 years and such a divided bunch of Republicans but I didn't see where Democrats were blamed.The votes were not there because Republicans seem to be fractured.
By alexblue at 27,Mar,17 01:53 other posts of alexblue 
Pick a news network and Trump is on it...

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Wtf was Paul Ryan doing for all those years?...I see a pattern in the republican strategy....Find a fall guy to be president,get them to sign off on banking deregulation,increase defence spending,cut welfare,increase tax benefits for the high earners....Then break the economy,go to w@r...Then let the democrats fix the shit they left behind.... Reagan,Bush Snr& Jnr pretty much did those things...Or is that just a dumb notion I have ?
By DeadEnd at 27,Mar,17 03:07 other posts of DeadEnd 
I'd say you're right about that. The republican party is all about moving more power and wealth to the people already at the top. The weird thing is that normal people keep falling for it and voting them into power. I guess all the money being poured into propaganda networks like Fox News and right wing talk radio really does manage to brainwash people. This time they're really gonna have to notch it up though to keep everyone from understanding what a complete mess they've elected.

Not a surprise that they couldn't get a healthcare bill through when they have a president that has spread complete lies about how he would bring cheaper and better healthcare to all, while the reality is that republicans really just wanna get all those poor and weak people out of the healthcare system.
By phart at 27,Mar,17 09:34 other posts of phart 
Some,not all,but some, of those "poor and weak" could go to work and buy their insurance or get a job that provides it as a benefit. They are just complaisant and to dependent.
I heard this morning the health care thing is not dead yet.Don't know the details because the tv was to low volume but I wouldn't write it off yet.

As I typed above, letting insurance company's sale across state lines and allowing for competition would create lower cost,helping everyone. I can't see where the issue is with that.
By alexblue at 27,Mar,17 17:03 other posts of alexblue 
Are the insurance companies not allowed to trade in different states then?...Obviously if there is only one insurance company in a state there are gonna be problems,just wondering if the states that have this issue happen to be republican...Maybe it's the insurance companies that put profit first who are not onboard,so refuse to get into the market,hoping it fails,so they can go back to fucking over more people with pre existing conditions....Or is that just me being a cynic
By phart at 02,Apr,17 22:49 other posts of phart 
that is my's dropped out because they could not make a profit on the plan requirements.
I will give obummer credit for the preexisting condition clause of Ocare. Folks that are working,get sick with cancer and loose the ability to work may loose insurance. That is not a good time to leave a person or the family hanging.
The covering kids till 25, eh, I am a bit different than most in my opionion of that requirement. Evidence of a 3.0 average in college or military service should be required of the **** over 18 to be under the family insurance. A 18 year old that just a loafer out there doping and bumming,should do without or get a job.

By alexblue at 27,Mar,17 17:36 other posts of alexblue 
You could say the same about the democrats too...Most of the Americans I talk to are liberal on some things and conservative on others, what is clearly obvious is that neither party really gives a shit about the people they are supposed to represent, that's why the liberal media love Obama,cuz whatever you say about him,he clearly give a shit about getting obamacare passed,so he backed up what he said he would do....He come in done what he believed in the healthcare strategy...Yes it's flawed in some parts,but it always fixable..Both sides are owned by the banks/lobbyists/special interest groups who control access to credit...So it's a mess...You don't make any progress just sticking to the same rhetoric and that's what fox does,sticks to the same shit with it's cheerleaders of trump...There is a lot of stubborn people in American politics who just vote against their rivals through pettiness...Having Trump in charge will hopefully start to flush these people out,cuz all of them have an opinion on him and Trump clearly like to get revenge on those he has perceived to have wronged him...I still think he's a prick but there might still be some positive changes to the system....

By Jacolbs at 27,Mar,17 12:07 other posts of Jacolbs 
I am in favor of Rand Paul's replacement.
By JustWill at 27,Mar,17 15:34 other posts of JustWill 
I agree. Rand Paul should be replaced.
By Jacolbs at 27,Mar,17 16:48 other posts of Jacolbs 
What has he done that you disagree with? He is totally not perfect but I am in favor of his healthcare plan. Put downs without anything to push the conversation forward are not very helpful.
By JustWill at 27,Mar,17 18:05 other posts of JustWill 
Oh! You were talking about is health care plan. I thought, given what your post actually says, that you were anti-Paul.
I am also in favor of Trump's replacement.
Because he is a delusional, lying, whack-job.
By kebmo at 27,Mar,17 20:26 other posts of kebmo 
I am in favour of Trump getting his shit together and running the country like a President and doing things that will best benefit his country, not his ego.

By kebmo at 27,Mar,17 20:44 other posts of kebmo 
I am actually confident that his daughter will benefit the country by being in the White House. She will be most likely to control his Twittering Thumbs... I hope.

By alexblue at 26,Mar,17 10:59 other posts of alexblue 
Happy mother's day to the UK momma's out there..

By limestone at 22,Mar,17 21:42 other posts of limestone 
I was very glad to hear that the FBI had finely found Tommy"s SUPER BOWL shirt,this is why the wall is needed.The FBI can now continue to move on to bigger things.
By alexblue at 23,Mar,17 10:12 other posts of alexblue 
good to see that the FBI have their priorities right....

By talk4s at 22,Mar,17 16:30 other posts of talk4s 
Washington (CNN)Chinese officials warned a US military aircraft flying near South Korea Sunday, telling its pilots that they were illegally operating in Chinese airspace and ordering the American plane to leave, a US defense official told CNN.

The pilots of the US Air **** B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft responded to the Chinese air traffic controllers, saying that they were conducting routine operations in international airspace and did not deviate from their flight path, the official added.

The US plane was flying 70 nautical miles southwest of South Korea's Jeju Island

HAPPENING NOW...I said in the last couple months that I hoped some nukes would be used in Asia, simply to prevent them being used on mainland America and prevent an all out WWIII. (I obviously don’t want them used at all. Because I am sane. Just aware of what’s happening) Simply to show the World how destructive they are as it has TOTALLY forgotten the comparatively tiny Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombs. (so tiny as to be laughably FUNNY! If you have a macabre sense of humor)...Trump is not going to back down. Idjut in N. Korea is not going to back down. We have to protect Japan as we have limited their armaments since WWII. They CANNOT back down, even if we deserted them....China is the mystery...Likely won’t, but may because they have the weight of the World against them as far as their ridiculous claims on the S. China Sea...Above states just how RIDICULOUS their claims have become...Flying near S. Korea? CHINESE airspace??...This all sounds JUST like the territory grabbing Germany/Russia/Japan of mid 20th Century. And then there was WWII...N. Korea has an incredible amount of artillery ready to destroy most northern S. Korean cities...The ONLY way to prevent them opening up with MANY (15,000?) thousands of high caliber long range artillery pieces, is to use Nukes...FIRST...put that together with what the previous CEO of Exxon just said....Translation....Nukes ARE on the table...We are in the hands of just a FEW gigantic EGO’s. Sadly, it is ONLY they that control ALL the Nukes of the World. Some of them, Trump/Putin/yung idjut...have either stated outright or hinted heavily that they would use them...

The actual only question is...Can it be limited to JUST Asia?...Just my opinion. I would be overjoyed if I were WAY wrong...sadly, I think only the timing is the issue. Sooner...or (hopefully) later?.

By alexblue at 16,Mar,17 16:00 other posts of alexblue 
Rachel Maddow got ripped a new one.... revealing Trump's old tax return....What a waste of time....It's his current tax return people want to see,I reckon Trump leaked it himself to try to get the media to stop talking about Russia and his allegations of wiretapping against Obama...

By leopoldij at 15,Mar,17 02:16 other posts of leopoldij 
Have you noticed that Erdogan has started behaving like Trump? He's more outspoken than he was, not hesitating to pass on "information" such as "the Dutch are nazis".

What's going on? Is Trumpism infectious? Maybe among the powerful?
By alexblue at 16,Mar,17 15:51 other posts of alexblue 
I wouldn't call it Trumpism...Power hungry more like it...

By alexblue at 19,Jan,17 15:10 other posts of alexblue 
Taxpayers of the US pay for major league sports stadia,how is that right?...Most notably the NFL...
By CountryCouple54 at 19,Jan,17 20:19 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Not all NFL teams. Most stadiums are funded by the cities they are built in. Here in Miami only one of our four major league sporting teams was funded by the city. The arena the Miami Heat play in was built with taxpayers money. The Miami Marlins park was funded by the team owner. The Florida Panthers arena was built by the team owner. And the Miami Dolphins stadium was built by the team owner. A professional soccer (football) stadium presented by David Beckham in Ft. Lauderdale was turned down by taxpayers vote. So we have no professional soccer team yet.
By alexblue at 20,Jan,17 01:51 other posts of alexblue 
Why do sports get a handout though?..Billionaire owners can pay for the stadium,why do taxpayers get the bill?..Do those cities that pay for the stadium get a share of the profits from the sports team ? Seems like the taxpayer is getting fucked..
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By phart at 20,Jan,17 11:04 other posts of phart 
Being I am not a sports fan it aggravates me to no end how much coverage in the media and money that gets thrown at sports. Even if the stadium is built by private money,it still cost the cities alot of money maintaining security and such. And it seems no matter how nice a place is, they always want MORE and BETTER.

No tax money should have to be spent in anything sports related. But as long as motels and other big industry stand to profit things will continue.
By CountryCouple54 at 20,Jan,17 16:26 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I'm not sure where you guys are from but none of this applies at least to us here in South Florida. The stadium picks up the tab for the security detail work by off duty police officers. The stadiums have brought thousands of jobs and and has filled the nearby hotels. The money that is collected for parking at our stadiums is then paid back to the city for their investment in the stadium. Food vendors are thriving. All is well here in South Florida. Just like when they built the Hard Rock Casino here in Hollywood Florida. Everybody cried that it would bring crime, murder, and Mafia. That was bullshit. There is no crime at the Hard Rock Casino since it was built. Again it brought thousands of jobs to our community a thriving Hotel industry and plenty of off-duty security work for local police officers and firefighters that the Hard Rock pays for. Our municipalities do not work for free. I'm not sure about other sporting venues around the world but at least here in Florida that's how it works.
By phart at 20,Jan,17 22:37 other posts of phart 
I know the state government gets stuck with alot expense from local sport events around here.
I think I read somewhere the Dallas cowboys stadium was 1 BILLION dollars. I would send them off to be the Hooterville cowpokes before I would vote to spend tax dollars on that.

By alexblue at 06,Feb,17 12:04 other posts of alexblue 
Which stadium do you mean ?...Only the dolphins have paid for their stadium without taxpayers money...And the taxpayer is on the hook for about $1.2billion due to the way the bonds were financed....The Miami Herald did a big thing about it...Maybe it was another regional newspaper,but still.... Taxpayers footing the bill for a sports team is not best practice in my view..All those jobs will be part time,mostly on game day...And who are doing those jobs?I reckon it's probably ill3gal immigrants.. so yeah,help the locals...As for the crime at hard rock casino...Have you seen security at casino's? Some dude farts in a non natural way and he's picked up..
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By leopoldij at 21,Jan,17 06:56 other posts of leopoldij 
I agree 200%

By _avg_ at 13,Mar,17 23:35 other posts of _avg_ 
Two things: first, taxpayers foot the bill for roads and schools and parks and public art, too. The idea behind all these things is that the return on investment is greater than the expense. Do these effects bear out? Sure, but not always or to proportionate degrees. Civic pride is also a hard thing to valuate.

Second thing, it's not just sports that get a 'handout' (which is an unfair characterization, I would argue). Other businesses are offered tax breaks, abatements and other incentives to stay, relocate or set up shop, all the time. It's also done in the name of 'stimulating the local economy' and can likewise have about as much success, in reality. And those off-sets are often set upon the backs of the taxpayer, too.

So if you want to rail at 'burdens on the taxpayers,' don't single out sports venues; where is your outrage over corporate honeypots and tax havens?? (I'm not saying you should blank-check every proposal from an NFL franchise; like most things in life, it's complicated and the costs and benefits need to be weighed for every situation.)
By alexblue at 16,Mar,17 12:58 other posts of alexblue 
Public roads and schools benefit everyone,who does the NFL really benefit ?....Tax breaks are one thing,but billionaire owners of football teams asking for assistance with funding from a state is another....

As for tax outrage,most people here can tell you my thoughts on tax avoidance...Apple have how much stashed away ?,facebook,Starbucks,GE....All the same,to me having tax havens is defrauding shareholders... Do Shareholders get dividends if the money doesn't come to US shores....And tax deficit in any country can be solved if big corporations paid what they should pay...But as we well know,the rich look after their own...So they find a way to keep it...
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By phart at 16,Mar,17 14:57 other posts of phart 
NFL never did a damn thing for me. Actually sports in general has never did anything for me as far as gaining anything. It is only for the few that are active in it.
By alexblue at 16,Mar,17 15:45 other posts of alexblue 
Sports have their place,my gripe is that the nfl teams are predominantly owned by billionaires, that have the cheek to ask for funding for stadia from the state.
Speak to anyone from states that had their franchise moved and they're​ likely to say that the state wouldn't help fund a new stadium so the owner moved the team to some state that would help pay....NFL is a private member's club....Imagine if MacDonalds said, we can have a MacDonalds here but only if the state builds the restaurant...What would people say then ?...
I like NFL, I just don't get the state funding of private businesses...
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By leopoldij at 21,Jan,17 06:57 other posts of leopoldij 
It's stupid.

By #523323 at 06,Feb,17 18:42
Let me hit you upside your head with a cricket bat But please explain the rules of that game first
By alexblue at 06,Feb,17 22:38 other posts of alexblue 
guy bowls to guy with bat,guy with bat has a wicket to protect, that's the sticks in the ground btw,guy with bat tries to hit the ball and score runs by running between two sets of wickets,bases if you want to call em that,if they hit the ball to the boundary on the floor it's four runs,in the air it's a six...

By Arexa at 13,Mar,17 22:25 other posts of Arexa 
Big ol' storm coming! Anyone hunkering down?
By bella! at 13,Mar,17 23:05 other posts of bella! 
Snow storm?
By Arexa at 13,Mar,17 23:47 other posts of Arexa 
Yep. The region I'm in is expecting 18+ inches of snow tonight.
By bella! at 14,Mar,17 00:44 other posts of bella! 
Hasn't it been a CRAZY fricken' winter? Didn't your area see some mid 60 degree weather less than 2 weeks ago?

We didn't get the 3 to 5 inches of snow that was originally projected, my area received maybe 2 inches. But we are supposed to have additional snowfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ugh! Combine the snow, the mid 20 degree temperature and some areas without power for the last 5 to 6 days and some Michiganders have been miserable!
By Arexa at 14,Mar,17 02:55 other posts of Arexa 
It was actually 76 degrees here just over a week ago. I actually broke out my shorts. Lol. But now... Ugh. Lol. It started snowing a few hours ago and there's already almost 6 inches... Not supposed to stop any time soon either. Might have to burrow my way to work tomorrow. Bah.
By bella! at 14,Mar,17 08:18 other posts of bella! 
76 just over a week ago and yesterday, at the time of your post, the snow was still falling and 6 inches had already accumulated on the ground? YIKES!!! 😨

My guess is that my area had a total of approximately 3 to 4 inches of snow on the ground this morning. Just enough snowfall to have the main roads plowed and salted and just enough snowfall to cause the morning commute to be CRAZY, STUPID!

How much snow is on the ground today, Arexa?
By Arexa at 14,Mar,17 09:46 other posts of Arexa 
Well, it's not done snowing yet... I just woke up.... It's not coming down near as fast as it was last night, though, so that's good.

I'm getting ready to bundle up and shovel the sidewalk now, so I'll measure while I'm out there. lol


That's how much managed to balance on top of stuff... it's up passed the bottom of my door had to push that sucker open.
By bella! at 14,Mar,17 18:32 other posts of bella! 
Holy smoke, that's a lot of snow!
By Arexa at 14,Mar,17 18:44 other posts of Arexa 
We've got just a smidgen below 14 inches right now... Hoping it stops soon. I'm hoping the electric doesn't take a shit on me... There's already some fallen trees and such.
By phart at 15,Mar,17 13:15 other posts of phart 
I woke up sunday with 2 inches and another inch fell before it stopped.It was gone by night fall as it melted. Those folks up north can have that pesky stuff. Looks good on a post card maby. ALL the stores around here was completely out of milk and bread. I drove to town for breakfast and to make my rounds getting stuff I needed and there was wrecks all over the place. People just go berserk when a dab of frozen stuff comes down from the sky.

Sadly even when it don't snow I still wake up every morning with 2 inches just no more falls during the day!
By Arexa at 15,Mar,17 13:23 other posts of Arexa 
Where I'm at, we got a total of 16.5 inches... Most small local stores were closed yesterday, and the local school district was closed because of it, but today, although it's still snowing, everything is back to normal. Roads are crystal clear, sidewalks are all shovelled... It's rather pretty with all the snowy trees and such.
I think people are like that everywhere. People hear of any kind of storm and flood the markets. lol

And as for waking up with two inches... At least you have something to play with.

By #529904 at 15,Mar,17 15:26
Rexa, how many inches should I forecast for you?
By Arexa at 15,Mar,17 16:58 other posts of Arexa 
At least 7... Anything less is a waste.

By talk4s at 15,Mar,17 16:35 other posts of talk4s 
While all of you are discussing snow storms...Japan is at DefCon 1. Sounds funny right? Just like in the movies? Except that ever since that little lunatic in the Hermit Kingdom...sounds funny right? Just like in the ****'s books?...launched 4 missiles into Japanese territorial waters...Japan has been flying around the clock missions with full bomb loads ready for war...anyone remember the Korean War? Well this time will be so much WORSE...We have an Idiot in Chief deciding how this will be handled. He has much experience as a reality show host, real estate Mogul...did you know he was in bankruptcy 3-4 times while he was a 'Mogul'?...Did you know he is a megalomanical Narcissist? Those types don't understand there are around 7.2 Billion OTHER people on this fragile planet. Because all that they EVER see is their own reflection every morning...He has the 'magic' button. The one that can unleash oblivion on the rest of us...Oh,BTW, there is Putin, also. A complete match for Trump's reflection...except he is also a ruthless murderer...I won't go into the Chinese and their island building and all the navies now gathering in the S. China Sea...
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By DeadEnd at 25,Feb,17 04:02 other posts of DeadEnd 
Funny to see that the "fair and balanced" Fox News have to invent fake experts in order to slander my country. only registered users can see external links

At the same time Trump keeps screaming every day that the news organisations that actually delivers real news are the ones being totally dishonest and lying
By alexblue at 26,Feb,17 12:33 other posts of alexblue 
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By DeadEnd at 25,Jan,17 19:03 other posts of DeadEnd 
You sure picked a sane president USA. How can a person in that position be this obsessed and completely unable to accept anything else than his own made up reality: only registered users can see external links

Are there any rules or procedures for removing someone from office that shows clear signs of being mentally ill?
By #526924 at 25,Jan,17 19:09
I think it is a requirement that the president have some sort of mental illness. I don't think any sane person would want to do it.
By DeadEnd at 25,Jan,17 19:26 other posts of DeadEnd 
Well for Trump the diagnosis is pretty clear. It's like this page was written to describe him and his behavior: only registered users can see external links
By CountryCouple54 at 25,Jan,17 19:48 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Give the guy a chance and lets see what happens. Maybe he will make America great again. Which obviously will piss every other Nation off. What's the worse thing that can happen. He fucks up like every other president before him.
By DeadEnd at 25,Jan,17 20:18 other posts of DeadEnd 
If you wanna learn about the worst things that can happen you can check out some historic leaders that also had a severe case of narcissistic personality disorder. It's not a good combination.

In addition to that I would find it very embarrassing if the leader of my country couldn't accept reality and kept spreading made up nonsense because his ego was hurt.

By CountryCouple54 at 26,Jan,17 11:01 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Shouldn't you be more concerned with the direction of your country and less with US. I mean your King Gustaf years ago was ridiculed for a sex scandal. Late nights in shady mafia owned nightclubs. Drunking orgies and naked hot tub parties with strippers. Why have the Swedes not removed King Gustaf because of his downfalls. Oh yeah, because they can't.
By DeadEnd at 26,Jan,17 18:25 other posts of DeadEnd 
It's just ceremonial positions, the king has no political power whatsoever in our country. There are rumors about him visiting clubs with strippers in his youth, but I haven't heard of any of the other stuff you're mentioning, was a bunch of debunked stories that went around for a while. A king should be allowed to have some fun though, shouldn't he? :p

Our ruling parties could chose to abolish the monarchy, but there isn't much support for doing that. I think most swedes see it as a nice tradition to have a royal family.

By dgraff at 25,Jan,17 21:49 other posts of dgraff 
so whats wrong with that its no **** that the voting system is all fucked up its time for an over haul
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whos the leader in Sweden I never heard of him what do the sweds bring to the table any way you know you don't get a say if your not in the USA
By Arexa at 25,Jan,17 22:26 other posts of Arexa 
The US actually could learn a bit from the Swedes (personal opinion obviously)...

By DeadEnd at 25,Jan,17 22:53 other posts of DeadEnd 
Claiming that there were 3-5 million fraudulent votes is total nonsense, it would be nonsense to claim that even a hundred thousand votes were fraudulent. To then go on and say that every single fraudulent vote went to Hillary just shows that he's completely delusional. His narcissistic personality disorder makes him unable to accept the reality that he lost the popular vote by such a big margin.

Every investigation that has been made on voter fraud has showed that it's extremely rare in the US, so I don't know why you would consider it to be fucked up. To me it's fucked up that you can get 3 million less votes and still win the presidency, but I guess that's the rules.

I also don't believe I have to live in the US to call out crazy when I see it. As for Sweden we offer a lot of good stuff like (almost)free healthcare and free education for everyone, something you should try over there
By dgraff at 25,Jan,17 23:07 other posts of dgraff 
I remember the al gore George bush jr were ballot boxes were lost and just vanished that race took weeks to decide it was that close and who needs health care I drink I smoke when I'm dead I'm dead I work hard my bills are all paid my funeral is paid for and my will is made so what do I need health care for I paved my way my self

By Arexa at 25,Jan,17 23:13 other posts of Arexa 
As far as the voters fraud goes, there was indeed a case of it here in PA... Even the poll workers took notice... On all the machines here in the county I'm in, clicking the straight republican ballot box gave Hillary the vote...
By DeadEnd at 26,Jan,17 00:02 other posts of DeadEnd 
Yeah I saw an article talking about voting machines acting weird. Doesn't seem to exist any evidence that it was some intentional tampering to steal votes though. only registered users can see external links

Historically all research shows that actual voter fraud is extremely uncommon.
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By Arexa at 26,Jan,17 00:32 other posts of Arexa 
It just strikes me as rather odd that it would happen here, in a key state... Personally, I won't use the machines, but while I was in the booth, I heard many complaints...
I'm not one to trust many statistics either... I'd say it's more common than we suspect, or acknowledge. I personally received one of those "voting record" letters in the mail... And it said I voted in the primary when I didn't.
By dgraff at 26,Jan,17 05:35 other posts of dgraff 
there is more slips through the cracks then we know and I don't believe every thing I read on the internet like deadend does
By Arexa at 26,Jan,17 08:38 other posts of Arexa 
Awh, now... DeadEnd is my buddy. He's just offering up some insight since he's on the outside looking in. He might see things differently than some of us, but his intentions are good.
By DeadEnd at 26,Jan,17 18:30 other posts of DeadEnd 
The truly crazy thing to believe is that there would be millions of fake votes. You'd have to go to the really weird places of the internet to find stories like that.. and uhm from the president. Anyone that can find reputable reports stating that are free to post them here

You're alright you too Arexa :p

By dgraff at 26,Jan,17 19:17 other posts of dgraff 
sorry Arexa I don't like our government any more then the big swead but I'm programed to fight for my country and who ever might be running it I'm a true blue American and will fight any one who strikes against the USA

By phart at 25,Jan,17 22:48 other posts of phart 
I guess if The Wicked Witch of Arkinsaw would have won the election she would be sane as a Saint right? You folks seem to forget she suffered a brain injury not to long ago. Of course the doctors she hired are going to say she is ok. But her bad mood and violent outburst you can read about are legit signs of a brain disorder. Trump has always operated like a 5th grade bully. He just keeps smart people around him.
He is going to mouth off sometimes,we will just have to get used to it. I frankly wish he would drop the crowd size thing and the voter fraud theory's. They are probably real problems but he is in office, it is time to move on with real problems like the economy,our borders and our weak military.

Some of you might laugh,other may not,but anyhow,

*Do You Know Someone Suffering From Trump Unacceptance & Resistance
Disorder (TURD)?*

*TURD is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior,
first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in
severity with passing time.*

*Sufferers of TURD often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden
bouts of childlike rage, rioting and uncontrollable crying.*

*People with TURD are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept
that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again.*

*TURD Is caused by the election of Donald Trump as President of the United
States of America. For many, both in America and worldwide, this was a
shocking and unexpected outcome; their preferred news sources having failed
to inform them that the alternative candidate was a criminal parasite in
such ill health she got chucked into the back of a van like a ****

*Research is ongoing, but TURD appears to correlate closely with the
following environmental and behavioral factors

*Membership in the Democratic Party*

*Identifying as a feminist*

*Currently enrolled in college, and/or possession of a Liberal Arts college

*Living in a densely populated metropolitan area *

*Massive student debt*

*Spotty or non-existent work history*

*Patients with TURD are very resistant to treatment, and dangerous in large
groups. Any possibility of treatment requires that they be separated from
their hive-mind support apparatus; they cannot begin the process of
accepting reality in the presence of encouragement towards delusion and
irrationality. Separation may require the assistance of ****.*
By DeadEnd at 25,Jan,17 23:07 other posts of DeadEnd 
Yeah in comparison with Trump she would definitely have been sane as a saint .

Judging by your comment you also seem to have caught a hint of that anti-reality sickness that is going around.

Your obsession with turds is also a bit troubling!
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I like pharts turd theory you fit right in to it

By talk4s at 23,Feb,17 13:29 other posts of talk4s 
Possible Revolution-happening now. In Amuricah...For those of you that have never experienced a Revolution, (me too!) the first sign is...that you just don’t notice. And if you do, you just don’t/won’t believe! Revolutions are easy to pick out in history. Not so easy when they are happening in your lifetime. Under your nose as you simply try to survive day to day. That NEVER happens to Amuricahns!!....Unless you count the Civil War, of course. But that was SO long ago! Who cares? Not the ‘unedicated’ Amuricahns. Not their fault. But dangerous, just the same....28 days is all it took. For the ‘Trumpeter’ to begin losing MAJOR control of his prezidency. For his election to really split Amuricah, cause violent marches/clashes across the country. DAILY! Marches that will likely just get worse, the more our ‘fake’ prezident denies EVERYTHING damaging to him and his ‘prezidency’ as ‘fake’ news...And it is even odder that Russia may have a BIG hand in this. Although, it’s doubtful they intended this to happen. Better to just know what’s going on in D.C., than risk being on the receiving end of an ACTUAL United States of Amuricah REVOLUTION should this just totally blow up. (Russia KNOWS about Revolutions! And all the unplanned outcomes) Trump is NOT predictable. He is a complete megalomaniacal IDJUT! And he has the Football near him next time he feels personally threatened...Is this going to be another Water Gate style office eviction? Because of the NUMEROUS lies? ALL THE TIME???...We can ONLY hope!!...Trump as 28 day El Prezidente: China warns us to stop patrolling South China Seas with our warships. Everybody but them classifies this as International Waters. Russia has a spy ship 30 miles off a major east coast US sub base. (Russia/Soviet Union have had a many decades long ‘peace time’ war with us under the ‘surface’...Subs bangin’ together. Entirely possible WE sank the KURSK in 2000) Also breaks a treaty and launches not one, but TWO nuclear tipped cruise missile tests. Not to be outdone, Korea fires medium range missile. Russia flies multiple passes @ US Destroyer in Black Sea. Russia constantly flies too close (alah Top Gun) to Amuricahn fighters in Syria. And too many other things to count. Trump does NOTHING. Just as he accused Obama of. And despite the fact that he said he would make Amuricah great again. (I am afeared the ONLY way to do that in his mind, is to use big time weapons)...What happens when a big mouth liar finds himself in the highest office in the World? When everyone in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD starts in on him? And they DON’T shower him with the praise he needs to be the ‘DONALD’?...likely nothing good...It’s even more frightening if it’s possible he only ran for that office simply to supply his already over sized EGO with the adulation IT needs. And now finds he is ACTUALLY El Prezidente...Suddenly, it’s NOT very EGO supplying, but EGO deflating...Tra La, la, la la...I am just walkin’, lookin’ up at the stars...tryin’ to ignore EVERYTHING that is happenin’ around me...All misspellings are intentential

By Arexa at 22,Feb,17 11:22 other posts of Arexa 
If anyone here is the praying type, please include the water protectors in North Dakota. There's less than 4 hours til their camps are being forcefully evacuated (ie. raided) by armed military units... This shit is absolutely terrible.
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By leopoldij at 22,Feb,17 12:03 other posts of leopoldij 
Oh my, I didn't know. So fucking ridiculous. White Europeans (Mormons, for example) fucked up all native Americans and exterminated them. They now want to get rid of the last few. Civilization, it's called.
By Arexa at 22,Feb,17 12:06 other posts of Arexa 
I'm part native, so this is really taking a toll on me mentally.
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I fully understand and would support any native groups in their protest against those fuckers.
By #528386 at 22,Feb,17 20:46
Hello! Chom Long here

A sincere hope you are doing better at this time and I agree that the pipeline is wrong in many ways. My question to the team on here is this:

1. In the attempt to preserve the environment, why did the protestors put so much refuse all over the pristine lands? It is my position that it is extremely wrong to pervert these sacred lands and to potentially pollute the Missouri River with bio-waste and worse.

Chom Long, out
By alexblue at 22,Feb,17 21:08 other posts of alexblue 
And what is done with the garbage anyway, landfill,so cause and effect in the environment is clear to see all over the site...Bio waste ?...You mean poop,...Take a shit in a field and leave it,bacteria does its thing... It's all the man made stuff,ironically made from oil that's the problem,and now the EPA has a guy in charge who sued the department he is now in charge of...So make of that what you will...

By Arexa at 22,Feb,17 21:28 other posts of Arexa 
There's many, many videos taken of large trucks coming in to dump garbage. The water protectors weren't responsible for any of that.
You only see what the dapl officials want you to see.
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By phart at 22,Feb,17 23:05 other posts of phart 
We need the pipelines but if a rerouting could have prevented these issues it should have been researched and made so if for no other reason than to keep the peace among the Indians.A mile or 2 more of pipe could'a saved alot of trouble.

what I have saw and read on the net from sites that are in support of the pipeline the work is being done in a environmentally sound manner and problems should be few to none.

And best I can tell all Americans,being native or born of immigrants , are free to buy land and homes anywhere on US soil. So the folks can move if need be and not be locked away on a reservation. It is not the 1800's anymore. We are past that.

As for water,the water from my well contains cyanide naturally and it is not safe to drink. No man made problem caused it. Water issues can happen anywhere,due to seismic movement of the earth for example. this pipeline will not increase the chances of water issues by much if any.
By alexblue at 22,Feb,17 23:12 other posts of alexblue 
Do you really need the pipelines?...Have you seen how the shale fields extract the gas and oil by fracking,they will be a pipe bursting soon...They happen all the time on the other pipelines...Farmers fields full of leaked oil...So fuck the environment....And America hasn't recognised natives,it might say it has it it hasn't,they are a spiritual people connected to the land by history and time...So they are connected to the past by their present....And take a look at what's going on in your country,you are going back to the 1800's with all the actions by your current administration...

By alexblue at 22,Feb,17 20:53 other posts of alexblue 
Trump is an asshole,I hope people will start to realise what he is really about,everything he has done is to get back at Obama cuz he ripped him a new one in a correspondents dinner....Trump supposedly had invested in dapl...But with all this stupid fake news crap he spouts,his followers get blindsided by his talk,all his talk is a distraction technique... It's the reason he should release his tax returns and truly divest his business interests,the GOP have a responsibility to the American people to hold this prick to account,and soon...Before he fucks up a great country for good....Takes years to build trust between people,only takes a n act of stupidity to set back that trust...

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Blue, post something funny
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Your momma should have made your d@ddy cum on her back ,instead of getting the extra five bucks for fucking without a rubber..
Donald trump is president....
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By talk4s at 07,Feb,17 14:14 other posts of talk4s 
It's 1933...all over again...Just the players (Germany & Japan are allies now. Russia & China are the 'Axis') are different...and the weapons. Oh, those MARVELOUS weapons! Able to end Worlds, Cultures & as YOU know it...We're sliding down that hill into the next World War Of the THIRD variety...I'm kinda scared...Are YOU?...Or would you prefer not to acknowledge just how DANGEROUS things have become? I can totally you think people in 1933 were aware of what would happen in '39?...After all, they did not have all the tech we have or the instant communication...People today are just too involved with their smart phones, Apple this and that. Always texting, sexting, Facebooking...too involved in their tiny lives to notice...they may soon be dead in the worst way...Mushroom clouds in their personal sunsets.
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Wow. My post set off quite a storm! That quickly devolved into the NFL and stadiums! And, the sky IS falling, phart. I also did not mention Trump, although he may well be the catalyst. Further, who the Fuck cares who is the current day Hitler? You need to read your history in a much less literal form. And a LOT less political and ONLY having to do with the US. How about simply human survival?? Because that is what is actually at stake...I also did NOT mention terrorism as it is clearly NOT the threat. Except as a spark to MUCH worse...I ONLY wish it was as simple as terrorism as it's very limited in it's destructive power. Sad as that is, all of us not involved would wake up next day and be VERY sad! That is a lot better than the alternative of major powers starting something they cannot stop...For those that were unclear about my meaning, here it is much more clearly stated...Mankind has NEVER had a 'peaceful' period as long as the last 71 years. It was MAD (mutually assured destruction) that enabled this to happen. And is not lost on me how ironically STUPID that is. But Mankind has also NEVER had a weapon that was NOT used in anger. Eventually. I know, you will all now say 'but we nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki'...Which is my point exactly...those were comparative itty bitty tiny atom bombs. ONLY deliverable from a bomber. And they were fission bombs...There are now somewhere around (depending on sources) 17,000 nukes between the 8 countries that possess them. At least half (and ALL ICBM's) are hydrogen bombs. Fusion bombs. Those have YET to be used except in testing...Look up the 'Czar Bombe' sometime to see how different things are now. If you are not too afraid after seeing that...look up MIRV'D. Then look up MIRV'D submarine launched missiles.
By phart at 08,Feb,17 10:12 other posts of phart 
Who's the Hitler in your current "1933" ?

It has been dangerous since nukes were developed.Numerous suitcase nukes have been missing for years that terrorist could use.

The Chicken Little snowflakes are crying .
Folks screaming about Trump being mean don't realize terrorist bred in the middle east could kill us all. He is trying to protect the American people and some of them are just to damn stupid to understand that.
By alexblue at 08,Feb,17 11:15 other posts of alexblue 
And you do realise that treating all non-Americans like crap helps the recruitment of these terror groups?
By phart at 08,Feb,17 17:53 other posts of phart 
Well perhaps they use that as a excuse.
But frankly, a bunch of people of 1 particular religion flying planes into buildings and killing 3000 people from all over the world at 1 time helps make the rest of us want to stomp a mud hole in their ass's.
By alexblue at 08,Feb,17 21:35 other posts of alexblue 
And having your country bombed makes you wanna just sit there and do nothing...So imagine how those countries feel,having the USA and it's allies just bomb the shit out of where you live then divide up the profits from the oil fields....You would stand up for your country....The US and it's allies cannot keep going around the world treating them like shit without someone having a go back....And look at how all religion has its crackpots...Do you think the Islamic world looks at the KKK and thinks that represents the American people?...
By phart at 08,Feb,17 23:20 other posts of phart 
No,as a matter of fact they would probably befriend the KKK because it is a group of radicals like themselves. Like all groups,when it started it may have had 1 or 2 good points about it but they have went out the window.

Now please be honest. Do you think that if the US and it's allies pulled out all interest from the middle east that the terrorism sponsored from that area would cease?
Now think before you answer,because their book clearly states to convert or kill all infidels.
By alexblue at 09,Feb,17 03:18 other posts of alexblue 
If 'their' book states to kill or convert all infidels they are not likely to befriend the KKK are they!!!! and you understand the middle East ?...Wow...Guess what,America has sponsored terrorism for years...You won't hear fuck all about that though.. Here's something for you to think about...Who supplies all those weapons ?Or where do they get them from?...The same people who are publically against them....And getting rid of Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi encouraged more Islamic nutters to pop up...It's like the south American dr#glord problem,get rid of one nutter and another one pops up....
By phart at 09,Feb,17 07:46 other posts of phart 
Even Trump said the middle east was better off with Saddam and Gaddafi.
By licksipsuckit at 16,Feb,17 23:36 other posts of licksipsuckit 
Trump is right, Saddam was a hard man, it takes a hard man to lead those places, they should have left it alone, fucking 'weapons of mass destruction', that's what ruined the world, the lies told to the people, pumped by the media that Trump tells us is full of fake news and shit, and he's right there too, the US dragged the world into its shit fight and now we're all paying for it... l hope Trump puts some order back in the world, he loves his country and will do his best to put some order back in it too.. l bet he wont rush off to war... because he has to clean up the mess that Bush put it in *lix*

By #523323 at 13,Feb,17 09:59
@ Blue- look up mate, I see the drone circling you.. Be careful mate!lol

ps- I think that black van in front of your flat is SAS... I heard they are absolutely charming
By alexblue at 19,Feb,17 14:41 other posts of alexblue 
Who dares wins SAS set the trend that others follow...

By CountryCouple54 at 08,Feb,17 10:54 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I'm not scared
By alexblue at 08,Feb,17 11:15 other posts of alexblue 
Alternative fact ?
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Thanks for the vote queen bee,I never knew you cared so much... Don't go stirring the pot in PM's to your American friends now!!!!...Want to say something say it..
By CountryCouple54 at 08,Feb,17 12:40 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Terrorists recruit right here inside the US. So what's the difference if they recruit outside the US. You're never ever gonna stop that. I don't stand behind the ban on Muslims or any other group if they are legal citizens. But I will stand behind i-llegals coming into the US illegally. Mexicans crossing the border and occupying jobs illegally is not right. Same as I don't stand behind the Wet Foot Dry Foot law for i-llegal Cubans. For too long we have allowed Cubans to step foot on the sand here in South Florida and declare them political refugees. They drain our economy with the assistance they receive from the US. How can you declare one group of people the right to stay in the US and not others. If you are here illegally then you go bye bye. Also, there are many definitions of treating people crappy. I agree. But sending i-llegal aliens back to their homeland is a law abiding move made fair by the ones who busted their ass to do the right thing receiving their citizenship of the US. Floating here on a raft and stepping foot on land and living off the government is a slap in the face to those who worked hard for their citizenship.

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I don't understand why people are getting so upset over this. Trump will never get the approval to ban a certain race or religion of people. But he might get the approval to send i-llegals and non citizens back. There is such a big difference. Do not confuse the two.
By alexblue at 08,Feb,17 13:39 other posts of alexblue 
Lol... political refugees are escaping persecution only to be persecuted for maybe even supporting the USA in their homeland...And Obama lifted sanctions against Cuba to try to stop people coming to the states,to help create a better living standard there...Those **** workers support the cash employment and small businesses economy...So get rid of them all,I wonder if the local population will want to do all those jobs....And I'm not upset,just lmao....I don't do upset, it's the interweb
By #523323 at 08,Feb,17 16:00
Blue don't worry mate! I will rescue you at Dunkirk
By alexblue at 09,Feb,17 03:22 other posts of alexblue 
And I will crack the enigma code so you don't shoot me...

By bella! at 09,Feb,17 06:39 other posts of bella! 
So sorry, alexblue. There's been no PM's sent to any member(s) and when I have something to say, I do "speak"! Just a reminder, I use my phone and apparently my whacky right thumb went rogue and inadvertently hit the "rating" option when I was scrolling through reading the posts. Heck, I kinda like the newly coined phrase "alternative facts" and that response was a perfect fit. Please don't lose any s/eep over the unintentional [-], it was my mistake.
By alexblue at 19,Feb,17 14:51 other posts of alexblue 
still doing the same shit as always...Twice you have used the accidentally pushing the rating button excuse...You should apply for a job as one of Trump's spokespeople...
By bella! at 19,Feb,17 16:28 other posts of bella! 

I'm right handed and use my phone, the [-] is to the extreme right and regardless of what you might think it was unintentional on my part.
By alexblue at 19,Feb,17 17:29 other posts of alexblue 
Plausible deniability... once is a mistake,twice is a lack of concern for your actions..."once bitten,twice shy"...Cry wolf enough and no one will believe you....So yeah, whatever... It's your nature to antagonise people over trivial things...

By CountryCouple54 at 08,Feb,17 15:10 other posts of CountryCouple54 
@ talk4s. I'm still not scared.
By 2Kinky at 13,Feb,17 11:48 other posts of 2Kinky 
I understand the desire for border security. But Trump claiming that a large number of Americans are being killed by illegals is just false. More people in the U.S. in the last ten years of died by being struck by lightning than killed by **** immigrants. Not to mention, its not like **** immigrants are taking high-paying jobs from Americans. They are washing dishes, cutting lawns and working as maids. The jobs that most self-entitled young Americans won't do. We have the same problem here in Canada with our youth.

By alexblue at 19,Feb,17 15:17 other posts of alexblue 
So how are the residents of Trumpland feeling watching the manb@by throw tantrums ?.... He's the president and he's on the road holding rallies....Costing the taxpayer a fortune in security,shutting down parts of new York cuz of his tower...Or is that fake news ?

By Arexa at 22,Dec,16 21:28 other posts of Arexa 
Most men on here be like only registered users can see external links ...
By alexblue at 23,Dec,16 01:55 other posts of alexblue 

By talk4s at 13,Feb,17 14:15 other posts of talk4s 
Die Deutchen sind sehr kommish!!...Funny video!

By CountryCouple54 at 16,Feb,17 16:30 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Haha. Most men and a few of the women too.
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By #528386 at 06,Feb,17 11:52


The assembled panel finds there to be a very limited level of formal education. To that point, we assert this member has barely finished high school. The core curriculum in high school likely involved menial trade preparation such as woodworking or metal shop. A very low GPA was likely the achieved outcome and highpoint of his education.

Attending university at any level was never an option. Any college preparatory work was met with immediate failure. In fact, we further assert Jim’s inability to take any AP level classes at the high school level was never in play. Anyone who actually had the work ethic and intelligence to excel in school was probably made fun of by Jim.

Now that Jim as reached mid-life, those he made fun of have gone on to accomplish great things in their personal and professional lives. There is no doubt that Jim’s poor performance in school and lack of a formalised degree has left him financially deficient and keen for government handouts.

If we take an additional look at Jim’s potential earning rate, it is estimated in the last twenty years of employment, Jim has received less than $500,000USD. This is based on him earning on average, less than $25,000USD per year. These numbers do not reflect any taxation or tax relief for the impoverished.

Conversely, someone with a even a basic four year college degree would earn nearly 2.5 times in basic income. This also does not reflect income from investments and other asset managements techniques used by higher income earners.

In short, Jim’s failures at work demonstrate a clear lack of motivation and intelligence across the board.

Work/Life Experience

Based on our assessment of Jim’s education, most of his employment has been centered on menial jobs versus a career. These types of jobs can be further classified as follows:

1. Entry level office work
2. Retail cashier or associate
3. Physical laborer or seasonal construction worker

We are also asserting that JeffinKS has been the primary bread -winner for these two but they still struggle. Especially now that Jeff has not been in a very long time and therefore is not able to contribute. What will Jim bring to the table to help?

All reviewers believe their domicile to be a significant financial risk.

General Intelligence

Jim struggles around being around anyone that is educated, or has important/significant contributions to conversation. Jim view’s these individuals as a threat and will lash out in frustration.

Inferiority Complex

Despite being uneducated, financially unstable and below the poverty line, Jim someone believes in his feeble mind to be better than others. He attacks members he and then criticizes others for doing the same. The very definition of hypocrisy and inferiority is routinely seen in Jim’s communication style.

This condition is likely based on geography. We have researched Wichita and it is an area filled with economic depression. Housing remains flat and there is a lack of higher education throughout this part of the United States.


Lack of education, compromised financial position, coupled with several psychological conditions, points directly toward a pattern of infidelity. It is strongly recommended by the panel that Jim be put on tight constraints forthwith. Electronic monitoring of his whereabouts and testing for STD’s is strongly suggested.


A common thread among the reviewers is Jim’s arrogance. Coming from someone who resides in such a depressed geography we find this comical. How can anyone from Wichita think they are better than anyone?

Where did his arrogance originate? We would like additional time to conduct analysis in this area because we are baffled.

Health Status

We have contracted with several medical experts to review Jim’s health. The panel will concede this information may be worse than reported. The reason for this is we did not get a chance to examine Jim in person. However, based on health modeling, and other factors, we believe Jim to be compromised.

Depression, poor nutrition, and other lifestyle choices both past and present
continue to degrade Jim’s health.

One reviewer did comment that his eyes look reasonably healthy, but could not get past his poor life choices earlier in life

Global Awareness

All reviewers were unanimous in seeing Jim has a massive inferiority complex to the likes they have never seen before.

Anyone who has traveled the world and experienced new things is a threat to Jim. His lack of cognitive reasoning leaves him floundering with anyone that is educated. His goal up until this point was to function as a pretty face that did what he was told. That has not served him well in his later years as others have surpassed him at every level.
By phart at 06,Feb,17 11:58 other posts of phart 
damn I am glad I aint that guy!
I was never even a pretty face!

By CountryCouple54 at 26,Jan,17 06:27 other posts of CountryCouple54 
It seems that the non US citizens living in other countries appear to be really pissed off with President Trump. I wonder why? What's wrong? Does it scare you that the handouts will stop. That Trading laws will change. That you might have to take care of your own shit from now on. Supply your own military (good luck with that one). Pay for and rebuild your own country after natural disasters. You non US people sound as if you just lost your Big Bro. Don't worry about us. We will remove Trump if needed. You should put more concern in how your countries move forward.
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Maybe Trump will place the Embargo back with Cuba. Nothing pisses me off more than knowing all Obama did by opening the trade with Cuba was make the Castro's and the big hotels richer. Those citizens suffer on that island. Living in South Florida and having many friends from Cuba. I have heard the horror stories. The trade lift did nothing for the people. Although, Obama will tell you different. None of that money goes to the people. The hotel workers still make $2 an hour. They still have no access to simple grocery items such as milk, lettuce, tomatoes, and so on. The retirees get $17 a month to live on. Most are homeless living in homemade shacks. Money that relatives send from the US never gets to the families. But the Hilton and Marriott is making a killing with the new vacation resorts they built. Sure you can vacation in Cuba now. And it's beautiful. And you can eat good, drink good, and get your Cuban cigars now. But what did Obama do for the people. Not a damn thing.
By DeadEnd at 26,Jan,17 18:45 other posts of DeadEnd 
It's just troubling to see a great country like the US fall further and further down the rabbit hole where facts and proven science no longer matters.

You now have a president that actively attacks all of your countries reputable media organizations. All criticism against him is labeled as fake news.

He attacks your democratic process by insinuating that there's massive voter fraud.

He attacks your intelligence agencies because there happens to be investigations against him.

He encourages **** against minorities and wants all problems to be blamed on people that are different or foreign countries.

His administration places gag orders on your federal agencies that prevents them to mention climate change findings, environmental problems and other important matters that he doesn't think the public should get to know about.

It's all strategies straight from fascist textbooks and I think every American should be very watchful about where it takes you.
By CountryCouple54 at 26,Jan,17 20:32 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I'm willing to see where it takes us.
By #528034 at 27,Jan,17 10:39
I honestly don't care about the politics of another country and most certainly won't let them upset me.

I enjoy traveling the world for work and read global news. But that is the extent of my involvement and entanglement.

By JustWill at 27,Jan,17 12:16 other posts of JustWill 
It's even more troubling for those of us who live here and will have to face the consequences of his childish tantrums and "alternative facts".

By phart at 27,Jan,17 12:58 other posts of phart 
reputable media organizations? Yea right.
Clinton is honest to what our main stream media is. And she is lie's like a dog on a rug every time her lips move.
Trump calls things what they are. No sugar coating.
I am glad he got elected. From what I understand he has already fixed it so the poor that can't afford the Obumer care won't get fined come time to fill out their taxes. Hell if they could afford a fine,they could afford insurance. Dumbass thing that was to push over on the people.
By DeadEnd at 28,Jan,17 10:26 other posts of DeadEnd 
Just because you don't like the news they report doesn't make it false. If you knew your history you would know that free news organizations are always the first to be attacked when an authoritarian figure are trying to grab power. Trump, Putin, Erdogan and similar figures knows that free media is their biggest enemy.

Do you think there's a coincidence that Trumps chief strategist comes straight from the fringe alt-right Breitbart?

By dgraff at 28,Jan,17 06:29 other posts of dgraff 
I agree I hope trump ask for the billions and trillions these other Countrys owe us all ready in fact that's what there afraid of
By DeadEnd at 28,Jan,17 10:20 other posts of DeadEnd 
Uhm could you specify what we owe you money for?

Many European countries has taken a huge burden by caring for all the refugees fleeing here from destabilized middle eastern countries. In Sweden (a country with 9 million people) we've accepted over a 100 000 refugees, Germany more than a million in the last couple years. America refuses to help a single one now and expects everyone else to take care of it.

There's only been one time when a NATO country has called on its allies and that was after you suffered the 9/11 attack and invaded Afghanistan. Every NATO country stood up for you and sent forces and support.
By phart at 28,Jan,17 18:51 other posts of phart 
Taking in those people was your country's choice, not the US's.
So yes, if Sweden took in 100,000 of those people, they are Sweden's problem. Send them back where they came from and close the damn gates if there is a problem taking care of them. Germany has screwed it's self letting so many in. The idea of replacing a aging work **** has backfired..
We borrow money to loan it to others. First thing that needs to happen is let those folks borrow it from china themselves and leave the US out of it.
I see no problem with Nato when a country faces a threat from a armed invading ****,go help. But when that country does something stupid like let in millions of people in from a country they could have stayed in and fought for, no, let them fix their own back yard.
By DeadEnd at 28,Jan,17 20:16 other posts of DeadEnd 
Well the right to asylum is considered a basic human right by the UN if you're fleeing from wars. If you ask me I think it's a pretty good principle to strive to help people instead of sending them back to their death. The Iraq war was a major reason for the spiral of **** in the middle east so I don't think I'm wrong in saying that the US has some responsibility for the amount of refugees that keep coming from that part of the world.

In most cases staying and fighting isn't really an option. Which is the good side to fight for in Syria? Assad? ISIS? Rebel fanatics? I'd probably do just like them and try and get my ass away from there.
By cumjohn at 29,Jan,17 11:07 other posts of cumjohn 
Well now you sound naive. Many of these refugees didnt have real hazard in their homecountry since many of them go back volunteerly. Then some of them even take trips back to their homecountries that supposed to be too dangerous for them. Are those really need for protection here in Europe or anywhere else?

And about do americans have any responsibility to take refugees from Syria, Iraq and anywhere else? No if they dont want to.

By dgraff at 29,Jan,17 08:18 other posts of dgraff 
yes they did and for that I thank you but it was the USA that paid the bill for it
By phart at 29,Jan,17 12:46 other posts of phart 
Yea trust me, the US taxpayer is paying out the ass for those people to be here. Each 1 is getting over 3000 a month in benefits from our government. Most are put up in housing the working class couldn't afford in their dreams.

By leopoldij at 27,Jan,17 08:31 other posts of leopoldij 
My world view at the moment ...

By #523323 at 20,Jan,17 14:02
You may now address him as President Trump
By phart at 20,Jan,17 22:35 other posts of phart 
Hail to the Chief! God Blessed America!

By #526169 at 20,Jan,17 15:42
Is it not amazing how much the media just shows the idiots in DC showing off - very much encourages others to do the same. breaking store windows is a costly and criminal act. Just my thoughts.
By phart at 20,Jan,17 22:34 other posts of phart 
Yep,those acts only take away any credibility the person may have had .
Freedom of speech was never meant to allow for crime of that nature. it was meant to be that you could speak or write how you felt without persecution. Burning a car, or breaking a window,is not saying anything. It is showing the world you are a idiot.

By alexblue at 19,Jan,17 05:49 other posts of alexblue 
How long until Trump is impeached ? where is his wife hiding ? Is his fake tan paid for by the government now ?..
By bella! at 19,Jan,17 07:44 other posts of bella! 
I don't think he can be impeached prior to be sworn in.

Melania is holing up at their home in Trump Towers.

And as far as his tan, he's probably owns his own tanning bed.
By alexblue at 19,Jan,17 08:16 other posts of alexblue 
Do you think it's likely he will get impeached once he is 'sworn' in then?..He doesn't seem to have a plan for anything!..What are his policies ? He gets his tan from his head being up his arse ,cuz that's where he thinks the sun shines from...

By alexblue at 25,Dec,16 14:16 other posts of alexblue 
What did you have for your Christmas dinner ?...Did the gay couples hump in front of the fire and have a nut roast ?
By Arexa at 25,Dec,16 15:42 other posts of Arexa 
I've got your dinner right here...
By alexblue at 25,Dec,16 16:43 other posts of alexblue 
On nom nom...Want some sausage stuffing ?
By Arexa at 25,Dec,16 17:27 other posts of Arexa 
Mmhm. I'd get that sausage all sloppy though. Hopefully you wouldn't mind.
By leopoldij at 06,Jan,17 08:42 other posts of leopoldij 
i got one with lots of cream, do you want it?

By leopoldij at 26,Dec,16 02:22 other posts of leopoldij 
May I have a bite too?

By licksipsuckit at 05,Jan,17 15:35 other posts of licksipsuckit 
we have cold salads and cold ham, finished with a big serve of pav covered in cream and fruit...*Lix*
By sinanff47 at 06,Jan,17 22:46 other posts of sinanff47 
What's "pav"?
By licksipsuckit at 07,Jan,17 04:34 other posts of licksipsuckit 
only registered users can see external links
pavlova, its a meringue base covered with kiwi fruit, passion fruit and strawberries, all held on with fresh whipped cream *Lix*
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By phart at 07,Jan,17 11:35 other posts of phart 
damn,that looks good!
Best I had was some deviled eggs and turkey, and a few hours later,I was reminded of why I use the nickname Phart!
By licksipsuckit at 10,Jan,17 01:47 other posts of licksipsuckit 
lol, youre funny phart, and yeah its b/oody scrumptious, sweet and delicious...*Lix*

By bella! at 07,Jan,17 07:55 other posts of bella! 
sinanff, do you really care?
By sinanff47 at 08,Jan,17 02:48 other posts of sinanff47 
Yes I do. As a 'foodie', I always like learning about and trying most new foods.
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And 'bella!', why would you ask me that, other than your 'cat fight feuding' with her? I do not go around pretending, lying, or setting people up, as you very well know. So therefore, if I asked her about a food that I has never heard of, I must have wanted to know about it. Which it seems rather obvious to me.

By alexblue at 19,Dec,16 11:51 other posts of alexblue 
I defended TRUMP today, that was fun,I don't like him, but I don't think everyone who voted for him is like him,it was a toxic vote either way,but trying to group everyone who voted for him as racist etc is bonkers...The only thing I can say about recent events in the USA and the UK,is that people have taken an interest in politics,'bout fucking time..

By licksipsuckit at 15,Dec,16 04:13 other posts of licksipsuckit 
Hows Christmas on your side of the world??? weve had some funny PC police news item here, like a council putting up Christmas decorations but deleting the word Christmas, the banners read, 'very merry' and were later taken down because of the disgust it brought to normal people...hope they just have a great Christmas and see what they get upset about for New Years Celebrations....*Lix*

P.S have a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All
By leopoldij at 16,Dec,16 19:19 other posts of leopoldij 
By licksipsuckit at 16,Dec,16 20:51 other posts of licksipsuckit 
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you calling us crazy lol, maybe a little inebriated looking at this blokes tree *lix*
By leopoldij at 17,Dec,16 02:47 other posts of leopoldij 
Is that what the emoticon means? That you're crazy and drink? I just mean to have a "huge lol" kinda response. But now I can see what it means? thanks to your explanation.

Nevertheless, I'm glad you responded with that pic.

It is *is* hilarious!!!
By kebmo at 17,Dec,16 02:53 other posts of kebmo 
Here in Calgary, Canada we have had a two week cold snap. It's currently (1:oo am on Dec 17) -29C with a wind chill of -37. -40 is the same Fahrenheit or Celsius. Any way you slice it, it's C O L D ! Colder than my ex wife when she was menstruating.
I'm in and warm now. I'm a chef so it's warm at work.
By leopoldij at 17,Dec,16 05:34 other posts of leopoldij 
Stay warm my friend!

By licksipsuckit at 17,Dec,16 04:48 other posts of licksipsuckit 
they look like theyre crazy laughing and bashing each other for the fun of it...its a beauty of shot, and he's pretty b/oody happy about it too lol, *lix*

By dgraff at 16,Dec,16 21:23 other posts of dgraff 
has any one thought that maybe no one can save the world that it just might be gods plan to end life on earth as we know it to gather up his flock and live in eternity as brothers and sisters in peace as he intended

By CountryCouple54 at 10,Dec,16 13:26 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Has anyone else noticed or is it just me, that most of the bitching and crying about Trump is coming from members who don't even live in the US. What is all the concern about? What are you guys afraid of? Has your countries no problems or concerns that you could spend time ranting about?
By phart at 10,Dec,16 15:31 other posts of phart 
Alot of country's are afraid Trump will want the money back the US loaned them years ago,they are afraid we will reopen our factory's and their jobs will be on the chop block.
By DeadEnd at 10,Dec,16 22:37 other posts of DeadEnd 
Well your country happen to be the most powerful and influential in the world so of course it's concerning when it's going to be lead by a man who seem to completely lack morals, goes on tantrums whenever he is criticized and is generally unqualified for the tasks of a president.

Most worrying is Trumps stance on climate change. We're at a breaking point where major efforts will have to be made all across the world to have any chance of turning it around, but instead we get a US President that won't even acknowledge that it's a problem. Every other developed country understands the severity, but apparently Trump and the republicans have too many friends in the oil industry to care about our planet.

Another major worry is Trumps adoration of Putin and what will happen when Russia is given free reign to pursue their goals in Europe. There are many neighboring countries that are now terrified about the future when the US can no longer be considered a strong ally, Putin will definitely test the new boundaries and see what he can get away with.

Net Neutrality is another thing I care very much about and it's awful to see Trump appoint people that wants to do away with it. If ISP:s are allowed to determine which sites we can visit or give priority to certain kinds of traffic it could lead to very bad things for the internet.

Further chaos in the middle east and more refuges that my and other countries will have to take care of is also very likely. Trump and the republicans seem intent on cratering the Iran deal for no good reason whatsoever, it actually works and gives some hope to normalized relations down there. Throwing it away and provoking conflicts would be utterly moronic.
By CountryCouple54 at 10,Dec,16 23:22 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Don't worry about Global Warming. The human race will adapt and evolve as needed.
By phart at 10,Dec,16 23:59 other posts of phart 
google the term "global cooling". It was the scam before global warming came about.

Global warming is sorda along the lines of the Y2K bug for those that may remember it. A damn overblown hoax that cost people millions in computer upgrades,food supplies and what not.

1 volcano eruption will destroy any progress man could make on cleaning the air.

And if the earth didn't change over time, we would need to be concerned about dinosaur attacks. Just imagine munching on a delicious puss and a Trex bashes in the window and takes a chunk out of your ass! Now and then you would think,you know if I had not traded for that damn hybrid he might have died from the smog!

Global warming is something that would happen if humans dropped dead 200 years ago.

The very sun that provides light and warmth to the earth is getting hotter over time it's self. What will the greenie weenies do when it goes super nova?

Solar panels are a great idea for the individual business or homeowner. But the best 1's made in the US are not even legal to sell in the US. 1 of those damn regulations passed in Washington to protect the electric company's interest.

I will try to google out the webpage I read about the panels and post it.Makes me angry thinking about it.

By DeadEnd at 11,Dec,16 00:29 other posts of DeadEnd 
A unified scientific community disagrees with you and I chose to listen to the people that has spent their lives getting to know as much as possible about it.

You could take the time to read through this very well sourced Wikipedia entry on the subject. only registered users can see external links
By Ronglass at 11,Dec,16 04:30 other posts of Ronglass 
Just bear in mind Scientific community are getting paid hundreds of thousands to investigate and instigate ideas about Global warming. It is a very well known fact that 1 large volcanic eruption puts out more than man has ever contributed. I have no doubt that man are contributing to global warming, but the planet is ever evolving and heat increases and decrease are part of that ...why do you think the planet isn't still covered in Ice?
By DeadEnd at 11,Dec,16 05:26 other posts of DeadEnd 
No it's not a very well known fact, it's just more bullshit that is being spread by republican politicians backed up by the oil and coal industry. Here's an article among many that goes through this and cites actual peer reviewed scientific studies only registered users can see external links

Earth does have natural cycles of increasing and decreasing temperature, but it's on a much greater time scale than the changes we're seeing now and every respectable scientist will agree that the steady increase during the last couple hundred years can be attributed to us humans. They will also agree that serious efforts must be taken before we reach a point of no return where it will start to severely affect our planet.
By Ronglass at 11,Dec,16 05:47 other posts of Ronglass 
to be far Dead end i did not state carbon dioxide...

This is part of an article i was reading recently...

Volcanoes can—and do—influence the global climate over time periods of a few years but this is achieved through the injection of sulfate aerosols into the high reaches of the atmosphere during the very large volcanic eruptions that occur sporadically each century. But that's another story...
By DeadEnd at 11,Dec,16 06:47 other posts of DeadEnd 
Did you not get the part where it says that increased amounts of sulfate aerosols affect the climate by reflecting sunlight and thus lowering the temperature? It's the opposite to CO2 emissions which adds to the greenhouse effect which is to be blamed for rising temperature.

Emissions of sulfate aerosols can affect the climate but you've gotten it completely backwards if you think it would contribute to global warming.
By phart at 11,Dec,16 10:09 other posts of phart 
Here is what some folks may miss in all this. Transitions take time. Trying to shut out coal and gasoline is going to require decades to prevent a major economic burden on the citizens and government.
For example, The Chevy Volt cost more than several of the Cadillac models. I went to the dealer and read the window stickers myself. It may be the way to go at some point but most people can't afford the damn thing.So gas needs to be affordable in the mean time until cars of that type can be made affordable to the mass's. IF the greenies and government want folks in hybrids and electric cars, the prices should be equal or LESS than gas burners.

Coal, Ok,so the scientist think we need to reduce the amount we use. Reduce regulations so new plants of Hydro, nuclear,whatever, can be built to replace it as a energy source. It is my understanding no new nuclear plants have been built in many years. I **** them. but anyway, Regulations are to strict. Cutting off the coal,and expecting the existing system to keep up is ludicrous. It can't keep up. The basic electric grid in this country is old,outdated and overloaded. Research it,I own stock in 2 energy company's so I am not stupid on that point.

But look at the big picture this way for a moment, let's imagine you are a scientist and the government hires you to study climate change. They hire 9 more folks. They explain the goals of the study and turn you loose.
7 of you decide we have a serious problem and changes need to be made. 3 feel the whole thing is bullshit and call it for what it is. Now those 3 have not done the job the government hired them to do. Poof, fired. The study is concluded and the ideas of the 7 are presented as they support the goals originally set. The 3 that are fired try to explain all this is bullshit. They are not invited on CNN or CBS to talk. Fox might let them on. Or a republican may let them speak at a event. But simply because they disagree, they are denied credibility by slanderous government and private industry.
If you were trying to sell solar panels, would you support someone who proved that coal was not as bad as claimed? NO it would work against your cause and industry. So you would pay someone,a lobbyist or reporter to "fix" the problem.

I don't think you will find many folks in the world that just enjoy dumping burnt motor oil on baby ducks or burning barrels of oil just to see the black clouds.
It is just sometimes the folks that support a clean environment don't think about the burden all the changes they demand puts on others.

As crazy as it sounds, discussions like this need to take place all over America.
Reduce regulations, I would also go as far as saying cut off patent control sooner so that better technology can be made affordable sooner.
By Ronglass at 11,Dec,16 16:15 other posts of Ronglass 
Tesla had it right with his ' free energy ' .. shame governments and big business kept him quiet............unfortunately money talks

By DeadEnd at 12,Dec,16 14:30 other posts of DeadEnd 
No one is saying that the changes should happen overnight, there are goals set for the reduction of CO2 emissions through the Paris Climate deal and other vital agreements. With Trump you've elected a President that wants to throw away all those deals and move in the totally opposite direction by increasing coal and oil production. He's appointed an oil industry lobbyist and climate change denier as head of the Environmental Protection Agency and wants to stop NASA from continuing studying the effects of global warming. It's an incredible reckless behavior by a President that continuously shows that he cares for no one but himself and of course he'll be dead by the time we have to deal with the problems.

If you believe that it's just some big conspiracy between scientist all across the world I don't know what to tell you, it's simply stupidity. Every developed country on this planet accepts the scientific consensus on climate change and realizes that actions need to be taken. Everyone except parts of the Republican party where facts apparently aren't important. China is currently the world leading investor in green technology, even oil rich countries in the middle east are doing massive projects to decrease their reliance on fossile fuels, that should tell you something, they aren't doing it just for fun.
By CountryCouple54 at 12,Dec,16 15:53 other posts of CountryCouple54 
You keep talking in terms of "World". Scientist all over the World. And what China is doing. And what Europe is doing. Can't other countries of the "WORLD" function, research, and act without Trumps lead?
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You act like Trump is responsible for the World. When in all reality, he is responsible for the United States.
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Certainly, one country could not be responsible for the distruction of the human race. But maybe I'm wrong.
By phart at 12,Dec,16 20:37 other posts of phart 
I am sure all the little country's like Liechtenstein , Grenada, Micronesia are spending large sums of money to regulate themselves out of work and income just as the US by projecting cow farts and car exhaust as the enemy's of the world .
The simple fact is, we here in the US could kill all the cows to prevent their farting, walk everywhere we go and we would still be polluted and radiated from the Orient because of the JET STREAM. Something that no scientist can deny is there.
So why in the hell should the American people suffer more regulations and high energy prices when the shit in the air is coming from somewhere else?

Use google to read and study about how the radiation traveled from japans nuclear plants to here. Read about the radiation levels are now higher in our grain raised in the midwest and such.
That proves stuff travels. Smog could travel the same way.
By kebmo at 13,Dec,16 03:48 other posts of kebmo 
Phart, look at a map and you will see where the pollution from the US is going to. I'm sure Europeans and North Africans would appreciate it if the US sent cleaner air via the jet stream.
Google "jet stream world map" and you'll see that there are two; one northern and one southern and they both go from west to east. They keep going around and around the world. A great deal of pollution will be absorbed by rain drops and return to earth as acid rain where it gets into our food and water systems.
If we all contribute we will all benefit because less pollution is good for the world, right?

By DeadEnd at 13,Dec,16 06:16 other posts of DeadEnd 
Phart: What makes you think that other countries aren't doing their part? 117 countries have signed onto and bound themselves to follow the goals set up by the Paris climate accord, including USA, China, India and the countries of the European Union. Now Trump wants to pull out and keep screwing the rest of us that are trying to get something done to stop the rise of global warming. Since the US stands for the second most amount of CO2 emissions, it's quite a big deal and sends a real fuck you to the rest of the worlds efforts.

By talk4s at 13,Dec,16 15:11 other posts of talk4s 
Of course you are wrong! Imagine if Hitler were alive today on a Planet with around 17,000 atomic bombs (mostly Hydrogen) World wide and growing. Do you think he would use them? Particularly as he used EVERY weapon at his disposal at the time. I also ask you, who among the current World leaders is most like Hitler? Safely say the Poothead. With the Chinese 'idjuts' not far behind. Now we have Trump. He may be a match for any of these other blind (to the fact of Nuclear escalation human race annihilation) leaders!I ask you, whichever country launches first,(there are 8 in the 'nuclear club'. How quaint!) will that be the country that is responsible for the destruction of the Human race?...It will just be a moot point. Obviously, there will be no one left to care.

By talk4s at 13,Dec,16 14:42 other posts of talk4s 
I live in the US. I've lived overseas for many years in my life...I find myself wondering these days...Just how LOUD is a Hydrogen bomb? Because if you haven't noticed, Russia has invaded previous Soviet Block countries. (Hitler stuff?) With basically nothing done. China is building 'aircraft carriers' 600 miles off their coast (international waters) and claiming them to be Chinese. With nothing done...Reminds me of the reverse US 'island hopping' to Japan in the 2nd World War. Making each island a launch point for attacks...Now Trump comes in. He's kinda different. Won't go into ALL the differences. But he's carrying the 'Football'. And he tweets his feelings, often w/o thinking...Maybe someday soon he may 'tweet' a nuclear bomb just caus he can and has a low tolerance for just about anything!!...on the other hand...draw that line. I'm tired of us doing nothing...Even if I find out how loud a Hydrogen bomb is...
By kebmo at 13,Dec,16 16:01 other posts of kebmo 
Talk4s, nine countries have nuclear weapons. The United States, Russia, the UK, France, China, North Korea, India, Pakistan, and Israel.
By talk4s at 14,Dec,16 13:37 other posts of talk4s 
Thanks. I am behind the very sad times. That is really NOT good news, Kebmo...Or I can't count! Likely...

By #518223 at 13,Dec,16 15:52
US citizens. Trump and Clinton is no comparison to the shenanigans of South African politics. Just search Zuma.
Also search Farm murders in South Africa. White genocide.

By Arexa at 11,Dec,16 12:34 other posts of Arexa 
Uhm.... I finally caught a ditto this morning. Lol.
By bella! at 11,Dec,16 13:55 other posts of bella! 
By Arexa at 11,Dec,16 18:01 other posts of Arexa 
Pokemon Go. Lol. They released ditto a few weeks ago. He's hard to find.

By CountryCouple54 at 11,Dec,16 14:17 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Is that an STD.
By Arexa at 11,Dec,16 18:00 other posts of Arexa 
Nah. It's a Pokemon. Lol. I'm a nerd.
By CountryCouple54 at 11,Dec,16 20:20 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Nerds are cool.

By JustWill at 11,Dec,16 17:23 other posts of JustWill 
Do they make an ointment to help get rid of that?
By Arexa at 11,Dec,16 18:01 other posts of Arexa 
Probably, but it transforms, so treating it may be hard...

By Gntlmn at 03,Dec,16 02:18 other posts of Gntlmn way around it with the cheet0shitOrangahtang at the helm
By licksipsuckit at 03,Dec,16 02:32 other posts of licksipsuckit 
l think WWIII started with Bush invading Afghanistan, its been going on far too long and needs to be stopped...Bush and America started this war, they should be made to finish it...its a b/oody disgrace this has been left to go feral for last few years...its going to be the down turn of civilisation, islam is taking over the world now and its all the idiot Bushes doing... Hussain should never have been ousted and murdered, he was the only person keeping that middle eastern time bomb in check, and they murdered him ...*lix*
By phart at 03,Dec,16 19:37 other posts of phart 
I have to admit,Hussein was subhuman, but,under his hammer,the shit stayed semi contained.
I never understood why ground troops were ever dispatched to the middle east in the first place. We have B52 bombers and refueling planes. Our allies have similar.
Simply start at the outer borders of the country's and bomb in a circular pattern until it ends in the middle. Kinda like a whirlpool or toilet. Bomb the borders and roads out first, then bomb inward. Once the bombing is complete, put the US flag on part of it and let the allies have the rest to divide up. The oil sales would pay for the clean up and problem solved.
By CountryCouple54 at 03,Dec,16 20:00 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Bombing the mountain regions of Afghanistan would have only killed innocent people in the villages and cities. The rats were burried inside the mountains in a very complicated tunnel system. What you suggest sounds great but it would not have worked. Same as in WWII with the battle for Iwo Jima. Flame throwers, grenades, and dogs were used to flush the Japanese out of the inside tunnels of the mountain island. I wish it would have been that easy.
By licksipsuckit at 04,Dec,16 00:03 other posts of licksipsuckit 
Like the dont have the technology to see where they are in and on the mountains? That was a war just like Vietnam that shouldnt have happened. But when have politicians ever listened to the people? I hope trump puts some reality back in the world. Hope the puppet show ends and he makes his own mind up on what to do as the inside informers have it all worked for the rich to profit, not to end the crap and fix your own backyard before you bomb someone elses for no good reason *lix*
By CountryCouple54 at 04,Dec,16 00:56 other posts of CountryCouple54 
No good reason? Did you watch the Twin Towers fall? Sorry that us Americans didn't stand around and not revenge the thousands of men, women, and c-hildren killed that day.
By licksipsuckit at 04,Dec,16 18:36 other posts of licksipsuckit 
revenge wasn't the reason, oil and money is why they are there *lix*

By DeadEnd at 04,Dec,16 02:27 other posts of DeadEnd 
It's funny to see you call someone subhuman and then in the next sentence advocate for the killing of over 20 million people because they happen to be born in the wrong part of the world
By phart at 04,Dec,16 18:47 other posts of phart 
If they know right from wrong we would not have the problems. They are not as innocent as the media wants you to believe.
By DeadEnd at 05,Dec,16 02:03 other posts of DeadEnd 
Still sounds to me like you're the one that doesn't know right from wrong. I think there are plenty of innocent, women and **** that doesn't deserve to blown to bits by your whirlwind bombing. Maybe you should consider changing the kind of media you consume if it gives you that kind of black and white view of the world.
By phart at 11,Dec,16 12:13 other posts of phart 
It is the kaleidoscope view, of the world that folks in leadership have had that has left us venerable to attack.
Sometimes truth sucks.

Trust me, World peace would be a wonderful thing. Imagine being able to use our entire military and intelligence budget to fund medical care and to feed the hungry? Would that not be wonderful? But in the middle east those innocent women and youngan's are being taught to **** and kill us and breed more. I am sure there are Christians trapped there. But our government won't accept them as refugees, i know there was 12 or so turned away a few months before the election.
So death for them may even be welcome as a only escape from the **** and rapes they are experiencing.

By alexblue at 08,Dec,16 15:18 other posts of alexblue 
11 days to go...
By bella! at 08,Dec,16 16:20 other posts of bella! 
What happens in 11 days?
By alexblue at 08,Dec,16 17:38 other posts of alexblue 
America has it's last chance to save itself from a prize nut job becoming potus....I honestly can't believe his choices for a cabinet.... he's out his depth,it ain't the apprentice or one of his shitty arse businesses..the guy doesn't understand fundamentals of his own constitution ffs...
By bella! at 08,Dec,16 21:01 other posts of bella! 

I'm still confused on the "11 days to go... ". Trump will be sworn into office on January 20, 2017.
By alexblue at 08,Dec,16 21:19 other posts of alexblue 
Electoral college votes...

By sinanff47 at 08,Dec,16 21:04 other posts of sinanff47 
And how does 19 December equal the USA's 'last chance'--as though it makes any difference now.

By phart at 09,Dec,16 08:47 other posts of phart 
Well he's a multi-billionaire and you are probably not. So he must know something you and I don't.
I like his cabinet so far except for that south carolina governor,she should not have been put anywhere in Washington. To quick to discard the history of the very state she lead a couple years back.But for the most part, he has put in knowledgeable people ,most are experts in the area's assigned.
A refreshing change from what we have had the last 8 years.
We should be able to get a good supreme court nominee now .
By alexblue at 09,Dec,16 09:42 other posts of alexblue 
So what does he know ? How to take millions and make billions by shitting on everyone...Trump is real estate con artist...really look at how he got his money and you'll see hes not good for anyone except himself....same goes for his cabinet picks...all in it for themselves...Trump has already shown how he can bought,threaten to leave the country and take jobs away from the states and he'll give you tax breaks....have a look at carrier and the words from the union people.... Trump lied.... I'm wasting my time anyway,Trump is gonna do what he wants and shit on everyone...that's a tyrant.

By DeadEnd at 09,Dec,16 12:50 other posts of DeadEnd 
He knows the **** of having a very rich and well connected dad, even an imbecille like Trump can be successful when you're given everything on a plate. There were a couple articles that went through how he would have been much wealthier today if he had just invested all his inherited money in normal index funds.

As for knowledgeable people I don't think there has ever been as many unqualified people in charge of peoples lives like you'll have now. I guess that's what you get when you elect a president that normal intelligent people don't want to be associated with. You know it's pretty bad when someone with total lack of management experience like Ben Carson suddenly is the head of the Housing Department.
By phart at 10,Dec,16 09:33 other posts of phart 
And I guess 769 days total in the senate in Washington and being a community organizer made Obama qualified to be President? No wealth of his own by inheritance or earned, means he can manage a economy?
We could go on for days. But the sad fact is this country can't get much more fucked up than it is now. Medical bills out of sight, folks out of work and jobs leaving for abroad by the 1000's.

Folks need jobs and income. Folks need affordable energy. Has Obama gave us more of that than we had before him or has more been lost?

Coal mines shuttered,miners homeless. Does that sound good to you? OH I know,send them to school to use computers. Doing WHAT when they finish? All the damn jobs are leaving.Not just mining and manufacturing.

As for Carson heading the housing department.Hum, not to bad a thing. Have you got the college credentials he has to be a surgeon? I doubt it. You have to be very damn smart to have that credential. Surgery was not the only subject he was taught during his time in college.
Hell, he might even suggest, "quit doping so you can make house payments"
By DeadEnd at 10,Dec,16 23:43 other posts of DeadEnd 
Coal mines being shuttered does sound great to me, wherever it is possible coal should be replaced by greener alternatives. Get those people into factories assembling solar panels or something.

Easy manufacturing jobs will continue to leave your country as long as there are people willing to work for lower wages elsewhere, there's no stopping that. The solution is to continue to innovate and be technologically superior. You won't win by sticking your head in the sand, wall off your country and continue living like you're back in the sixties or whenever Trump thinks America was great.

You're way off if you think unemployment, the economy or energy costs got worse under Obama btw. Your country made a pretty amazing turn around after he took over after Bush, things were really heading in the wrong direction at that point, dangerously close to falling into a recession.

I do have a lot of university credentials, none that will let me operate on people though. Carson should stick to what he's good at, it was blatantly obvious that he didn't know what he was talking about when he tried discussing politics at the debates. The guy himself didn't want the health secretary position when it was offered to him because he acknowledged that he had no experience leading a government agency. Don't know why he let himself be placed as the head of the housing department after that, he's even more unqualified for that.

By alexblue at 04,Dec,16 18:30 other posts of alexblue 
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By DeadEnd at 18,Nov,16 13:25 other posts of DeadEnd 
Alright, so Trump who claimed he will only hire "The best people!" has started to make some picks.

Chief Strategist: Steve Bannon, a white nationalist and the biggest pusher of the Alt-Right **** movement. Wife beater and generally creepy guy.

Attorney General: Jeff Sessions, had his judiciary nomination denied in 1986 by the Senate Judiciary Committee because he was considered to be too racist. Has kept leaving a steady trail of racist comments and fought against the rights of minorities since then. Has a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign because of his opposition to anything that has to do with LGBTQ rights.

National Security Advisor: Michael Flynn, an unhinged former general who was utterly despised at the Defense Intelligence Agency and later forced out, is a crazy islamophobia, retweets Info Wars articles and has on several occasions expressed adoration for Putin, Erdogan and other wannabe dictators.

Head of the CIA: Mike Pompeo, a member of the Tea Party movement with no intelligence credentials whatsoever. Wants to keep Guantanamo Bay running and increase the surveillance programs in the US to collect even more data on its citizens.

Is this the kind of people that will make America great? Will Trump manage to dig up more of these racist and hateful people to fill in the rest of his administration?
By CountryCouple54 at 18,Nov,16 14:24 other posts of CountryCouple54 
And I'm assuming if Hilary Clinton won, there would be shit to dig up on her choices too. It's politics my friend. They all have a shady past. ALL OF THEM.
By alexblue at 18,Nov,16 14:33 other posts of alexblue 
that may be the case,but Trump is not even trying to hire moderate thinking republicans... He's not running one of his businesses now,hes the Potus elect...his hiring of these people sends what message exactly ?..not a good one..

By DeadEnd at 18,Nov,16 14:43 other posts of DeadEnd 
To Countryboy:

You think that Hillary would have picked a bunch of rascist, anti-LGBTQ or otherwise hateful people to her administration?

If everyone in politics is so bad, can you name some people that Obama picked and tell me what their awful qualities were?
By CountryCouple54 at 18,Nov,16 15:42 other posts of CountryCouple54 
No. I wasn't looking for a debate. I was simply stating that all politicians have something in their past. Yes is racism and abortion beliefs worse than others. Of course. But they are all crooked mother fuckers out for their self.
By DeadEnd at 18,Nov,16 17:01 other posts of DeadEnd 
It's such a tiresome argument to just say that everyone is awful though. Trump has only started making his picks and has already assembled a gang of truly reprehensible people around him. It's not normal and should not be treated as such. Trump more than anyone else needs reasonable, moderate people to keep him in check, but with people like these egging him on it could be quite disastrous for your country.
By milesbferry at 18,Nov,16 17:08 other posts of milesbferry 
Who told you that the people he has chosen are reprehensible?

PS. I know Nigel Farage always speaks common sense
By DeadEnd at 18,Nov,16 17:32 other posts of DeadEnd 
Checking out their record and the various statements they've made in regards to minorities and people of certain religions certainly says a lot. Don't know much about Pompeo, but the other three has quite the history, their Wikipedia pages are a good start.

PS. Nigel Farage is the perfect example of how much damage a single person can do to his own country.
By milesbferry at 18,Nov,16 17:49 other posts of milesbferry 
Who told you that? Stop blowing your own trumpet! (Getit?) A perfect example? In the words of .... My Arse!
By DeadEnd at 18,Nov,16 18:01 other posts of DeadEnd 
Here's someone that told me that you might have some problems over there in the UK, thanks to Farage and his likes. Does that work or is it still just coming out of my arse?

"UK faces £100bn Brexit hole in budget

Philip Hammond will admit to the largest deterioration in British public finances since 2011 in next week’s Autumn Statement when the official forecast will show the UK faces a £100bn bill for Brexit within five years.

Slower growth and lower-than-expected investment will hit tax revenues hard, the official forecasts will show, supporting the Treasury’s pre-referendum warnings that the long-term economic costs of Brexit are high.

Instead of a surplus in 2019-20, as his predecessor George Osborne had promised, Mr Hammond will show a sizeable deficit in that year with the gap between the borrowing forecast for each year in the Budget last March and the Autumn Statement getting bigger every year.

The deterioration in the outlook — which is still a forecast and highly uncertain — will not prevent Mr Hammond from finding room for some tax cuts to help what officials in Whitehall call “Jams”, meaning families who are “just about managing”. But these giveaways will be small compared with the additional borrowing the government will plan. There will not be much room in the public finances to reset fiscal policy with a big stimulus package.

The Office for Budget Responsibility has drawn up the forecasts the government will present and officials acknowledge they have been grappling for weeks with weak tax revenues and an outlook for lower growth."

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Good luck with your economy!
By milesbferry at 18,Nov,16 18:40 other posts of milesbferry 
You read the Guardian? Or a BBC journo? Repeat, ad infin... etc. And the FT used to be ....etc
By DeadEnd at 18,Nov,16 19:04 other posts of DeadEnd 
Oh sorry, I forgot that we now live in a world where you're never allowed to trust anything coming from the normal media or experts!

From here on I will just look for information on obscure blogs and sites which sprinkle in some **** speech between the lines so I can be sure that they tell it like it is!

By milesbferry at 18,Nov,16 20:27 other posts of milesbferry 
Yes, I've read the so-called experts. But The People, the voters, us, don't agree.

And, for at least the last 8 years, the 'experts' have been wrong. As countryboy says (almost) these 'experts', all have a vested interest (for themselves).

By alexblue at 18,Nov,16 19:22 other posts of alexblue 
you are missing the fact you don't live in the UK...people who have nothing anyway can't lose something they don't have...
By milesbferry at 18,Nov,16 20:30 other posts of milesbferry 
Erm, I've got it, always have had it. I worked for it
By alexblue at 19,Nov,16 07:51 other posts of alexblue 
Put sh in front of it and you might be accurate...

By CountryCouple54 at 18,Nov,16 20:56 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I'm missing something. Is it that bad in the UK? I thought things were ok over there.
By milesbferry at 18,Nov,16 21:02 other posts of milesbferry 
Things are OK here. It's just the EU Euro people won't let it go. And now they can **** DT, too. . Edit .. dislike...
By alexblue at 19,Nov,16 07:55 other posts of alexblue 
things are OK!!! Like most things,it depends on who you talk to and where you live..I voted to leave just in case you are wondering...

By talk4s at 22,Nov,16 14:42 other posts of talk4s 
History kinda' proves this, Countryboy! If there are honest politicians, they are soon crushed under the weight of the dishonest ones and INCREDIBLE weight of Washington beaurocracy...HELL, I cain't evin spel that Washington all powerful, soul sucking, money grubbing, asinine, totally UNCARING about American citizenry...insti...FUCKING...tution!!...not to mention the Lobbyists skulking around with $$$$ hanging out of their pockets to make our elected officials change their minds to what those in POWER want...And not what YOU, the voter wants...Ever wonder about the Electoral College? It's the ONLY way to truly RIG an election!...I say this while thinking Hillary Billary is a disgusting liar, possible charity fraud vampiress, as well as TOO many other dishonest things (crimes) to mention...But...she won the popular vote. Which is YOU and me!
Oh, lest I forget...POLITICS SUCK! Nobody, but NOBODY can be objective...At least I was disgusted beyond belief in BOTH of 'Amuricahs' choices...Which just proves what my dear departed Dad always said...America will one day be a Dictatorship...

By phart at 18,Nov,16 22:22 other posts of phart 
What the hell is wrong with keeping all those deadly terrorist at Gitmo instead of them being somewhere they would be more apt to escape and do harm again? I am all for Gitmo,Unless you want to take part in the "adopt a terrorist program"? Or bring them to your country for safe keeping. And whoever is down there should be listening to Barney the Dinosaur music all day and fed yogurt till they start talking.

Perhaps some racist remarks have been made. But at least we know where they stand. it is the silent 1's that we should be concerned about.

I can assure you, Hillarys pic's would be just as crooked and dirty. But they may lean in the other direction so would be fine to the 1's currently whining. As in take our guns, let in more damn immigrants that happen to be fighting age males that could be protecting their homeland instead of running from it.

I am looking forward to his supreme court picks. He will be able to fill the position that became open suddenly because of the death of a healthy older guy. Kinda odd he was a conservative working against obummer.

Just remember, just because you disagree with them,does not make them wrong,it just means they are wrong to you.

I could go on but what's the use?
By DeadEnd at 19,Nov,16 03:20 other posts of DeadEnd 
Considering what was going on at Gitmo when Bush and his friends were running things I can only imagine the kind of atrocities that a Trump administration would let happen. The pictures that were leaked from that place was one of the most effective tools for recruiting new terrorists, it became easy for them to convince their followers that the US was truly evil.

Letting people with clearly racist views hold positions of power should never be okay, so yes I really think it's concerning when people like Bannon and Sessions gets top positions.

It's funny that you're so afraid of terrorists yet seem to be totally against any laws restricting guns. If you would look up any chart comparing the amount of deaths caused by guns to terrorism you would find that terrorism doesn't even register on the scale. You're playing right into the hands of terrorists if you go around fearing them when they're such a miniscule threat in comparison to actual problems in your country. I live in a country with below 10 million inhabitants and during last year more than 90 000 asylum seekers came here mainly from the countries you would consider as problematic, sure there has been some problems but not a single terrorist attack.

I'll ask you the same thing I asked earlier, name some awful people Obama picked and we'll see how they compare to Trumps gang. One would guess that Obama and Clinton would pick largely similar types of people.
By phart at 19,Nov,16 08:13 other posts of phart 
If you read history you will find that the Japanese did not invade the mainland of the US because they felt there was a gun behind every blade of grass.

Guns in the hands of wise citizens. It works to protect a nation.

I am sure on You tube somewhere you can find some video of people jumping from the twin towers holding hands and screaming all the way down to be speared by a light post or embed into the asphalt several feet.
After watching that, anyone in their right mind would not give a fiddlers damn how sympathizers or fellow terrorist are treated if it will prevent that from happening again.
Liberalism is breeding this generation of people that think you can "talk" your way into peace. Tell that to the WW2 veterans that fought to save Europe from Hitler.Talk aint worth a damn against terrorist.
By CountryCouple54 at 19,Nov,16 11:10 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I agree. The death toll from shootings in th US by registered guns is almost Non existent. The bad guys are not committing crimes and killing people with registered guns. Criminals have and will always have a way to get weapons. To take them out of the hands of the citizens that need them to protect themselves, their families, and their land is idiotic. Gun laws will never pass in the US. So get over it. The comparison you are making with guns and terrorism is not fully the truth. Remember gun control and gun laws only restrict the good people from purchasing. Do you really think the fucking scumbag criminals are just gonna turn their weapons in. Come on dude. And this is America my friend. There is more gun yielding citizens then there are soldiers. So really, who's gonna come take our guns from us??? Forget about gun laws here. It would start a war.
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All you (DeadEnd) keep talking about is Racism. And Trumps all white radical picks to his cabinet. Why not talk about communism. Why not talk about Obama and Hilary and their ties to Saul Alinsky. Both studies of his work. Hilary even calling him a hero of hers. I mean logically, couldn't you say one's communist beliefs are just as bad as one's racist beliefs. They kinda go hand in hand. Which is what I originally said. Their politicians, they all have a shady past. All of them.
By phart at 19,Nov,16 12:55 other posts of phart 
You know when I went to vote, i was not picking a fishing buddy.I had to pick a person out of the batch I thought would do the most good for the US.
You would have to be a naive idiot to think that a multiBILLIOAIRE would be totally honest and that a politician would be completely honest.

Racism will not go away, or even calm down for that matter, until the Black lives matter crap goes away and all races deal with race relations with the same rule book.
It is the land of opportunity .The laws that say we have to hire so many minority folks and such, should go the way of the dodo bird.
Hire based on qualifications. And if folks don't want to starve,that will motivate them to get educated and GO TO WORK.

By DeadEnd at 19,Nov,16 14:27 other posts of DeadEnd 
My point was that you'd be saving much more lives if you focused on decreasing the number of guns in your country instead of focusing on decreasing the number of muslims in your country. That's a very simple fact. Australia is a good example of a country that had severe gun **** problems that were largely solved by enforcing stricter rules. You have to start somewhere!

Can you post some proof that Obama is a communist? I would have thought that we would have seen some signs of that during his 8 years as president. Maybe appoint some communist, propose some communist policies. If it's true as you say, he's certainly a very inefficient communist
By CountryCouple54 at 19,Nov,16 22:32 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I gave you proof. Obama and Hilary borh studied under Saul Alinsky. Do your homework.
By alexblue at 20,Nov,16 13:03 other posts of alexblue 
Stop listening to fox news many countries really are communist these days...just cuz some one studied under someone does not mean they follow that person's thinking...Trump has used the so called playbook of the left to win this he's a communist too....any politician will use tactics to win and Alinsky's playbook is used by many,its basic reading for anyone in politics....
By CountryCouple54 at 20,Nov,16 14:57 other posts of CountryCouple54 
What's Fox news?

By DeadEnd at 19,Nov,16 14:14 other posts of DeadEnd 
Edit: This was supposed to be a response to Pharts first reply, structure of this forum messes everything up

Yeah guns in the hands of wise citizens is the key point. Enforcing strict background checks and preventing people from reselling guns to people that hasn't been approved would be a good start. Unfortunately the NRA holds way to much power over there and they're of course only interested allowing as many guns to be sold as possible.

I don't think I've said that terrorism can just be talked away, merely stating that there will be a lot more terrorists to fight if you start antagonizing all muslims and support indiscriminate bombings that leads to civilian deaths. A syrian father that sees his **** blown to pieces will be just as likely to want to fight as the Americans you described in your example.
By phart at 19,Nov,16 16:13 other posts of phart 
I see some logic in your reply.and in a ideal world alot of it would make sense.
The Nra does not speak for all gun owners.
And to be honest, In some things I don't feel like they do enough.
As for the terrorists the trouble is, the extremist and the "moderates" all read from the same book. And it is difficult to separate them. And as found in the case of the California shooting, "moderates" knew of the plot but DID NOT SPEAK UP. That is 1 of the reasons they get lumped together.
To put it in perspective.
If you had a choice of hiding out with Bonnie and Clyde the bank robbers that were wanted by the FBI, or go somewhere else where the folks were not wanted and there would be no shooting, where would you go?

By talk4s at 22,Nov,16 14:04 other posts of talk4s 
You must be reading history you yourself have written. The Japanese did NOT invade because America is so isolated. NOT because everyone was armed!...Although that may well be true 70+ years later, it DEFINITELY was NOT true in the 40's...I think there's 5,000+ miles between Japan & the US. Hell, the Germans never attacked (there's less than 3,000 mile between Europe & the US) other than having U-boats along the East Coast in the early part of the war. And they had much more advanced weaponry..Not to mention that barely 6 months AFTER Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, we sank mostly ALL their Aircraft Carriers at Midway!...You may remember that the ONLY reason Pearl Harbor was able to be attacked was they used Aircraft Carriers...Just like we did in the Doolittle Raid...I am sorry, Phart, but you must be breathing your own noxious fumes...
By phart at 02,Dec,16 22:05 other posts of phart 
You can use google to read about it. I have heard about it since I was a ****. Of course with the internet there are those that say it is true and those that say it was never said. Anti gun folks say false, gun folks say true.

Either way, you sit back and enjoy your freedom , And remember that a gun,and bloodshed gave you that privilege at some point in history. And hope the earth don't rattle to much and you become a island!
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Way up it was mentioned that pictures of what happens to Gitmo prisoners are good recruiting tools for terrorist.

Isn't pictures of people leaping to their deaths from the Twin towers not equally motivating to prevent this type shit from happening again by whatever means necessary?
Talking peace does not work with those folks.

By niceonebighead at 19,Nov,16 11:16 other posts of niceonebighead 
trump wasnt voted in by most of the people only 55% voted hilary got almost 2 millon more votesso he got vote in by a few idots hes not done a thing told u yet but u have an excuse 4 everthing he does when he gets done fuckin u dry where is he get this money at most of u idots never seen the borderhow do u build a wall in the middle of a gaint lake or yhe middle of the river u build wall they build longer ladder or go under u trumpers fell 4 a con man who ever seen a casino go broke his did
By CountryCouple54 at 19,Nov,16 11:30 other posts of CountryCouple54 

By Arexa at 14,Nov,16 21:03 other posts of Arexa 
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By milesbferry at 18,Nov,16 17:17 other posts of milesbferry 
Oh, Dear, I'm doomed. 400 million, and the rest. Over 20 years work down the drain. I'm 'gutted'.

By #496816 at 14,Nov,16 06:39
I notice that Trump is already backsliding on some of his demagoguery. Business as usual? As to those who are offended that people from other countries should deride him - well, it's pretty unnecessary - his words, his actions, and his attitudes, condemn him. He may well turn out to be a more moderate lunatic than he portrays himself, but if you're on the outside looking in, the man is a sleaxy, lying, thieving, dangerous fool who has sucked in the very people he would exploit. Clinton looks good by comparison, which is in itself pretty sad. But hey, you've made your bed... here is Oz, voting is compulsory - not necessarily informed, but everyone has a say, whether they want it or not. It would be interesting to see if he was still elected in that situation - it might just turn out that decent ordinary people wouldn't touch him with a ten foot pole.
By bella! at 14,Nov,16 07:21 other posts of bella! 
"it just might turn out that decent ordinary people wouldn't touch him (Trump) with a ten foot pole."

The same could be said about our other candidate. Oh wait a moment, it was said, she was clearly not the people's choice.

By bella! at 14,Nov,16 07:59 other posts of bella! 
I'm curious, if voting is compulsory in Oz, what happens if an Australian citizen does not vote? Are they fined, jailed, etc?
By #496816 at 14,Nov,16 08:53
Actually, in raw vote numbers, she was in fact the people's choice, (though not much of a choice...) In Oz, you need to prove eligibility to be on the electoral roll. There's a fine for not voting, but so few fail to vote, it's rarely used.
By bella! at 14,Nov,16 09:02 other posts of bella! 
Is the fine a significant fine?
By kebmo at 14,Nov,16 12:05 other posts of kebmo 
This is from Wikipedia:

As of August 2013, 22 countries, including 12 Latin American countries, have laws for compulsory voting and 11 of these 22 countries enforce these laws in practice.


At the 2010 Tasmanian state election, with a turnout of 335,353 voters, about 6,000 people were fined $26 for not voting, and about 2,000 paid the fine.

By kebmo at 10,Nov,16 01:26 other posts of kebmo 
To American eligible voters:

46.9% of eligible American voters didn't even go out and vote!! I can't believe that in such a volatile and contested election that just more than half of you voted. Outrageous. If you chose not to vote you have forfeited your RIGHT to criticize the democratically elected government of Donald Trump.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died to ensure your right to vote and millions around the world have died to ensure or gain the right of their countrymen to vote.

Voter apathy is rampant in Canada and other Western countries too so don't think you're alone because you're not.

On the night of the election the Canadian government's immigration web site crashed due to the number of Americans logging in! There's also a dating site called Maple Match that matches Americans with Canadians as a road to Canadian citizenship. It crashed too.

I suspect that Mr. Trump will provide the late night talk shows with a great deal of fodder just like George Bush Jr. did.

As a Canadian, I just hope that Mr. Trump is a good neighbour; Canadians know that the American public is and have been for generations. We are culturally and financially intertwined and we are each other's largest trading partners. We'll work it out, we always do because we're friends. That's why we can have the world's longest undefended border.

Hold on, it's going to be a hell of a ride for all of us.
By leopoldij at 10,Nov,16 17:01 other posts of leopoldij 
Mr Trump? Why did you add the title?
By kebmo at 10,Nov,16 17:29 other posts of kebmo 
He's going to be our new neighbour. I always respect my new neighbours. Everyone should give him the benefit of the doubt. One thing I do know about him is that he's unpredictable so I won't try to second guess him.

Nobody should try to predict what Donald Trump will do.
By bella! at 10,Nov,16 19:49 other posts of bella! 
No, let the Americans as well as the world take pot shots and ridicule him before we are able to see what he's capable of doing in the next 4 years. Heck, just maybe, it *could be* better than what we could ever imagine.
By Arexa at 10,Nov,16 22:49 other posts of Arexa 
I know right.
By bella! at 10,Nov,16 23:29 other posts of bella! 
I fricken expected that the next 4 yesrs was going to be "interesting" regardless of who was elected but I have to say that it surprises me how much crap (kebmo excluded) that non-Americans have to say. I don't recall any American members ridiculing or demeaning their royalty, presidents, chancellors or whoever the frick oversees their country.
By Arexa at 10,Nov,16 23:44 other posts of Arexa 
I know what you mean... Apparently there's even protests going on in other countries now. It's crazy!

I even saw petitions circulating on facebook created in hopes of bribing people in the electoral college to change their vote next month. (I say bribing cuz the electoral college folk get a fine for changing their vote in a lot of cases, and the oppositional side's supporters are saying they'll group together and pay the electors fines) Fuckin ridiculous!
By DeadEnd at 11,Nov,16 00:32 other posts of DeadEnd 
Well you've been conned by a man that has built his success on scamming and using people. For anyone living in normal countries it's blatantly obvious that you've made a terrible choice and set the US (and the world) on a very dangerous path. Sure it's nice to believe in someone that says he will make everything great again, but please make sure that that person actually has some polices and plans that makes sense.

In regards to ridiculing and demeaning other countries leaders I very much hope that you will be there to do it if my country would ever elect a populistic demagogue with no moral values.

By alexblue at 10,Nov,16 23:50 other posts of alexblue 
you gotta be only Americans can have a view on America and it's politics? you understand the world outside of the states,America reaches far and wide.... Trump maybe good for America...but a guy whose reputation for lying precedes him,it doesn't bode well for the rest of us...what group of people didn't Trump belittle ? he's fair game... he wanted to be Potus... he's gotta accept all that goes with it..same as the American people...
By kebmo at 11,Nov,16 01:48 other posts of kebmo 
This election has garnered the attention of the world unlike any in the past. This was  not just an ordinary election. It seems that everyone had an opinion about it in my circle of friends and family. I think that most Canadians and Mexicans probably had an opinion about it. It matters a lot to us and it matters to the whole world.

I don't understand why Americans are protesting and rioting in the streets. You elected him! It's all legal and fair so if you want to take something from this I hope it's that you should get off your ass and VOTE!!! As for the present time all I can say is deal with it and accept it. You chose him.

When the potential leader of the US says the things that Trump has said, it gets worldwide attention. A lot of attention, and attention generates opinions.

Alexblue, he belittled everyone....except white men.
By alexblue at 11,Nov,16 02:12 other posts of alexblue 
he just conned,bankrupted and sued them instead...
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So you just said what I said in your revised post..

By phart at 13,Nov,16 14:30 other posts of phart 
The Dependocrats and hired protesters are not the Americans that work and pay taxes. They suckle from the teats of the American welfare systems and where ever else they can get freebies.To be honest,any one on welfare is no better than a politician because they get to vote in their own pay raises.

1 reason they protest is George Soros is paying 15 to 20 a hour and providing insurance benefits for those dingbats.The last cop involved shooting in my area prompted a large protest. Friends of mine in uniform located buses in parking lots from at least 3 states that brought in protesters. A violation of a law that has been on the books since the 60's.
The second reason they are protesting is they are afraid jobs will come back to America and they will have to get off their lazy ass's and go back to work!
They are also afraid their freebies will be cut off or trimmed back. When you have folks living in low income housing and making a 1000 bucks a week cash working under the table or selling drugs making ALOT of money, there is several issues that need to be fixed. Not continue providing the people with a cheap house.
I guess their theory is, the crying baby gets the bottle.

In this case, the crying baby will get to **** in it's full diaper!

So to some degree,being I could get paid for being a total sumbitch and tear up the town and get by scott free, Maby I am the dumbass for having morals and social values that prompt me to feel like that behavior is detrimental to America, not beneficial.

I am proud I voted against Hillary. America may still have a chance!
By kebmo at 14,Nov,16 00:30 other posts of kebmo 
Thank you for helping the us understand the thought process of a Trump voter.
By phart at 14,Nov,16 10:00 other posts of phart 
You are welcome sir. Perhaps if you read this by Mr. Greenfield from New York it would help you understand even further.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
This wasn't an election. It was a revolution.
It's midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.
They were fathers who couldn't feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn't afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn't see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the "unaccompanied minors" flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.
They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.
They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living and take care of their families.
They fought and they won.
This wasn't a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.
Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country. They didn't have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn't talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.
They were wrong about everything. **** immigration? Everyone knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.
They couldn't change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.
And they changed everything.
Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America. It was his.
He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of history was right and inevitable.
And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they didn't listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.
And America said, "No."
Fifty million Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen.
Americans were told that walls couldn't be built and factories couldn't be opened. That treaties couldn't be unsigned and wars couldn't be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport the **** aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories.
It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible. They turned the world upside down.
It's midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn't supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.
Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their **** to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.
They won improbably. And they won amazingly.
They were tired of ObamaCare. They were tired of unemployment. They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their America disappear.
And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last chance to be heard.
The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn't about personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump's star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.
No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.
America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them that it couldn't be done.
The day when we stop being able to pull off the impossible is the day that America will cease to exist.
Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.
Midnight has passed. A new day has come. And everything is about to change.

By DeadEnd at 09,Nov,16 03:45 other posts of DeadEnd 
Ugh I don't even live in the US and I feel like I wanna puke.. Truly disturbing to have this person in charge of the most powerful country in the world.
By JustWill at 09,Nov,16 11:50 other posts of JustWill 
I can honestly say that, for the first time in my life, I woke up this morning totally embarrassed to be an American. Donald Trump represents virtually everything I find repugnant about the human race.
By bella! at 09,Nov,16 12:42 other posts of bella! 
In my opinion, of the two people running for office, one is a liar and a lunatic and the other candidate also happens to be a liar and a lunatic.

This question is asked with much sincerity, is there anyone able to list anything redeeming about Hilary that made her better candidate/person or more qualified?
By JustWill at 09,Nov,16 12:56 other posts of JustWill 
Don't get me wrong--we had a choice between two terrible candidates. However, Clinton seemed to represent equality and inclusiveness, while Trump's message is one of division and disharmony.
By CountryCouple54 at 09,Nov,16 13:59 other posts of CountryCouple54 
The worse candidates in my lifetime that we were forced to vote on to run this country. Let's just hope that the decision makers in the Senate and Congress don't completely lose their brains. Either Trump or Clinton were horrible choices. But let's keep in mind, this country is not a dictatorship. Trump can preach all his craziness, but without the backing of the law makers his crazy opinions will mean nothing. Now is the time that as Americans we make the right decisions on who we vote as our congress people.
By JustWill at 09,Nov,16 14:47 other posts of JustWill 
The really scary part about Trump is all of the crazy, fringe, nut-jobs that latched on to him. I honestly believe that many of the folks who voted for him are just regular Americans who believed that they were making the best decision for themselves. No problem with that--it's how our system was designed. The White Supremacists, Alt-Right, Racists, Conspiracy Theorists and Whack-a-dos who suddenly seem to have grown LOUDER (and feel that their causes have gained legitimacy) frighten the living shit out of me...

By DeadEnd at 09,Nov,16 15:47 other posts of DeadEnd 
One candidate had a lifetime of experience in politics, the other has no governing experience what so ever.

One candidate acknowledges scientific facts, the other one thinks that he can tell a unified scientific community that climate change is a hoax.

One candidate wants to help people fleeing from war, the other one thinks they're all terrorists.

One candidate fights for women rights, the other thinks that he has all the right to do what he wants with women.

One candidate uses her foundation to supply hundreds of thousands with aids medicine, the other one lets the money go to portraits of himself and fixing fountains.

One candidate believes in keeping treaties with allies, the other thinks that being best buds with Putin is what's most important.

One candidate believes that everyone should have the chance to attend college, the other sets up a scam university to prey on people that wants to learn.

I don't know in what kind of reality they're both equally bad. The opinion that Hillary being somewhat dishonest makes up for all the disgusting traits of your new president is just baffling to me.
By JustWill at 09,Nov,16 16:18 other posts of JustWill 
All of the points you make are nothing but truth. The two were not EQUALLY bad choices, but bad choices for different reasons.
Clinton was a bad choice because, in spite of all the good she has done and the good she COULD have done as President, the baggage she carries with her (her husband's reputation included)was something that many Americans aren't able to overlook (unfortunately). Sadly, because many of my fellow Americans are narrow-minded and lack the gift of forward-thinking, she was unable to get them to see that the good far outweighed the bad. Thus, she was not the best choice as a candidate.
Trump, on the other hand, is a horrible human being--a con-man and a narcissist--who has never done anything to actually benefit another person except himself. He has the temperament of a ch1ld, and the language and reasoning skills of a retarded monkey. He is a bad choice because he represents everything that is loathsome in the human race.
By DeadEnd at 09,Nov,16 18:11 other posts of DeadEnd 
Yeah felt awful to see hat'e and fear win in yet another country. Trump backed up by an increasingly insane republican party that controls all branches of government is truly disturbing.

By kebmo at 11,Nov,16 03:06 other posts of kebmo 
JustWill, please don't insult mentally challenged monkeys.
By JustWill at 11,Nov,16 14:35 other posts of JustWill 

By phart at 13,Nov,16 15:06 other posts of phart 
The mentally challenged monkeys are to busy rioting right now to be insulted.
By alexblue at 13,Nov,16 16:04 other posts of alexblue 
funny how the democrats are getting pissy about democracy!!!... isn't that the definition of irony or some shit...

By bella! at 13,Nov,16 16:05 other posts of bella! 
There's probably more truth to that than not!

By phart at 11,Nov,16 08:04 other posts of phart 
1 candidate has had 30 years to fix the problems of this country and has only acted in ways to make them worse.

1 candidate has started company's and provided jobs for 1000's over the years.

1 candidate has a list of folks that have fallen dead over the years for disagreeing with her.

1 candidate has only had a few people come up saying he didn't pay or whatever, and if you research it, he had good reason not.

1 candidate is a multi billionaire that started with 8 million.

1 candidate is a lawyer that was fired from her first job because of telling lies.Imagine a lawyer so damn dishonest other lawyers fired her? Damn.

1 candidate enjoyed being a young wealthy male that had women flocking all over him and hoping to get grabbed by the Trump.Just a few decided to stab him in the back by whining about it when they thought it would benefit them.

1 candidate harassed her husbands sexual assault victims after he screwed them and squirted all over them. Made them out to be the crooks and stayed with her lying ,cheating husband hoping to use that connection to become president.IF she was any kind of a woman she would cut his dick off and divorced him.But no, she enjoyed the power.

1 candidate thinks if you want to go to college your family should pay for it or you should get a damn job and pay for it. Not expect the whole country to pay for you to get a useless degree to keep you from having to work a few more years.

1. candidate wants the taxpayer to send everyone to college. Taking away that advantage that some folks are willing to work for so that they can work to better the world. Not everyone is cut out for college and should not be in there getting C's and D's and useless degrees. Drive a truck, build house's. WORK For a damn living.

And there are scholarships for folks that are smart to a degree that would make investing in their futures a worthwhile investment.

1 can't even keep her emails secure and watched Americans die on video and would not send help.

1 has enough sense to know being friends with the 1 other super power, Russia, can make a powerful partnership that can conquer terrorism instead of playing paddy cake. I mean really, which of the 2 country's took the first steps to Bomb the hell out of the country's causing trouble? DUH?

I could go on. But being the jackass whisperer is not the most fun job. It is discouraging sometimes just how narrow mined some people are. I watched on tv this morning as Dependocrats threw paper boxes into the streets and broke windows whining about Trump. How the hell is that **** solving anyone's problems? How can you expect anyone to give credence to what you say when you are tearing up shit costing the taxpayers 1000's? Behave and take your disgust to the voting booth next election.

We conservatives had plenty of reason to whine and riot when Hussein got his second term. But we waited and took care of the problem using the system as designed.We voted the dumbass sombitches OUT.

Here is what some folks just can't absorb. NO single person can fix this country. It takes alot of effort,and alot of people to do it. Instead of rioting,tearing up shit and whining, why not take steps to fix things?

Was it not Kennedy that said, "ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country?"

Pickup the trash, clean up your 'hoods, make a POSITIVE difference that folks can see. Then when you speak, credence can be given to your words and people will stop and listen and common ground can be found.
By DeadEnd at 11,Nov,16 10:05 other posts of DeadEnd 
We really don't know how wealthy he is since he does everything he can to hide his finances. One would guess that if he actually is as rich as he says he would happily show the receipts. What he's known for is the shady business practice of building up massive debt and then defaulting on it through bankruptcy, lets hope for your sake that isn't his plan for the national finances.

The Clinton being fired story is just right wing bogus : only registered users can see external links

As someone that lives in a country that has free education and free healthcare, I can tell you that it is a pretty nice thing to have. I think it's great if peoples opportunities in life are not determined by the wealth of their parents. I thought you were suppossed to be the country of opportunity for everyone?

The emails thing has always felt pretty overblown to me. Wouldn't you expect it to be her IT-departments task to make sure that everything is secure? It's a bit much to expect a 70 year old woman to take all the right decisions when it comes to IT-security.

I really don't think it makes you look good if you applaud Russias war crimes in Syria. Bombing schools and hospitals will never be a good way of stopping the spread of fanatics. Some form of empathy for the normal people living in those countries has to be present, otherwise you'll just create hordes of new potential recruits for the terrorist sects. There's a reason ISIS celebrated when Trump got elected.

I totally agree that no single person can fix a country, hopefully that also means that a single person can't wreck a country. I'll hold my thumbs.

*Edit: Haha you keep adding points, I won't be able to keep up :p. Suggesting that she had people murdered for disagreeing with her is a bit out there though, don't you think? Do you also think that she is a sulfur smelling demon like Alex Jones said?
By phart at 11,Nov,16 22:13 other posts of phart 
quote "It's a bit much to expect a 70 year old woman to take all the right decisions when it comes to IT-security. "

Also could it not be considered a bit much to expect a 70 year old woman or man as in Trump, to make all the right decisions as president? Not much of a excuse there. Using age is just another form of discrimination.

And damn I wish people would shut the fuck up about it being against a woman by voting Republican. Does anyone not remember a woman was on the vice ticket a election or 2 back? DUH?
Put a woman up there with some integrity and brains instead of a witch riding her husbands coat tails and you might see a different turn out.
By DeadEnd at 12,Nov,16 01:07 other posts of DeadEnd 
I'm simply saying that it's not a surprise that older people aren't well versed in IT-related issues and therefore a bit weird to me that all the blame fell on her and not the people that was tasked with setting it up for her.

Is integrity and brains something you'd say Trump has? From watching his rallies and debate performance it seemed like he could barely string a coherent sentence together when he wasn't reading off a teleprompter.

Do you think a woman acting like him would have any chance whatsoever of even getting nominated? I'd like to have seen the reaction if Clinton spent her days calling people names on twitter or attacking people for their looks or disabilities. She would have been labeled as completely insane if it came out that she had sexually assaulted 10+ men.
By phart at 12,Nov,16 06:55 other posts of phart 
Trump has bullish tendencys, but that will help to keep our enemy's guessing,therefore keeping us safer. He often acts as a 10 year old bully in school.
All bs aside, The terrorist and their religion do not respect women, most definitely not women in leadership roles. So hillary would have been ridiculed worse than obama ever has been by the terrorist. I watched on tv a woman being interviewed that controlled a drone over in the middle east. The target was on camera screwing his goat and screwing 1 of his wives. Does that sound like the type people that would respect a woman president if she says something? No.
No war is without injury to innocents. Besides, the terrorist hide within the schools and hospitals thinking they are safe.
Russia is proving them wrong although it is costing them some positive public relations. At least they didn't sit back on their hands crying. They are doing SOMETHING.
By alexblue at 13,Nov,16 15:42 other posts of alexblue 
And Trump respects who exactly ?no one...he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.his wealth was you think a guy who is a billionaire is gonna change anything to fuck up his cash flow..the system is the same and it's not gonna change unless people who have nothing can see a way to have a way to climb the social ladder...Trump has promised jobs... where that can be none,cuz all those jobs are now done by robots...his apparel is made in China... Trump has been elected,thats democracy...I don't think the people who voted for him are all racist etc...but Trump is...
By phart at 13,Nov,16 22:35 other posts of phart 
Trump may not respect anyone but himself. But the simple fact is if America fails, he fails.Rather or not he even ran for president . So even if his only goal is to better himself,America will be better for it.

I missed most of a 60 minute episode tonight but caught the last few minutes. The liberal host ask the question how would he destroy ISIS, he said, "I am not telling you,I am not telling anyone" He tried to explain and was interrupted that Obama telling the middle east every step he has taken months ahead has caused all the efforts over there to be compromised.

That is the smart thinking we need. Keep military secrets ****.

I will be honest with you, If Trumps son, Don, had run for president, i think he would be a better guy for the job.

By milesbferry at 11,Nov,16 19:16 other posts of milesbferry 
I agree with you, phart, but now we are both racist sexist women-hating bigots. But what do I know. I'm a Brit. An Outer.

By leopoldij at 10,Nov,16 17:02 other posts of leopoldij 
By definition, ALL politicians are liars. Worldwide.
By #494679 at 10,Nov,16 17:06
True that! In England, the last truly honest person to set foot in parliament was Guy Fawkes when he tried to blow the place up in 1605!

By CountryCouple54 at 13,Nov,16 20:13 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I think we should all just chill and give Trump a chance. What he said during a nasty campaign from both sides and what he actually does, may be two different things. The election is over and we can't change it.
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If the people of the world would realize we are more alike the un alike. Things could get better.
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By bella! at 11,Nov,16 08:05 other posts of bella! 
Today is Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, Australia and perhaps many other countries. I believe that Great Britain observes Remembrance Day on the Sunday that is closest to November 11th therefore would be observing the day on Sunday, November 13th.

Veterans Day/Remembrance Day has become a day to honor ALL the brave and courageous soldiers, both men and women, of ALL wars.

By zzick at 10,Nov,16 11:02 other posts of zzick 
I was always impressed with trump, especially his business accomplishments. If I had one tenth of his smarts, I'd be happy. He's the ultimate alpha male.

By CountryCouple54 at 09,Nov,16 22:38 other posts of CountryCouple54 
What else can Americans do but laugh at this shit and see how it plays out. Really nothing else we can do.
By Arexa at 10,Nov,16 01:21 other posts of Arexa 
Exactly. And personal opinion here, but with the way hillary supporters are behaving right now, with the riots and all, I'm glad she lost. Just showing they'd rather throw fits in an attempt to get their way, destroying and desecrating their communities instead of moving forward and focusing on what's in front of them. It's ridiculous.
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Probably just opened a can of worms there, but fuck it.
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By alexblue at 09,Nov,16 17:42 other posts of alexblue 
Obama care will get the chop...Obama gotta be pissed Trump got in...
By CountryCouple54 at 09,Nov,16 22:35 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Obama care is out, Trump care is in. Hair pieces for all the bald guys.
By alexblue at 10,Nov,16 05:20 other posts of alexblue 
will his hair get it's own security detail ?...Trump care sounds like an anti flatulence treatment...

By licksipsuckit at 09,Nov,16 02:58 other posts of licksipsuckit 
By alexblue at 09,Nov,16 03:28 other posts of alexblue 
Why ?...

By banshee728 at 09,Nov,16 13:17 other posts of banshee728 
Yes I agree!

By alexblue at 03,Nov,16 00:50 other posts of alexblue 
Well done the Cubs...I can't believe it...after 108 years...
By leopoldij at 03,Nov,16 09:32 other posts of leopoldij 
That's 19 years before you were born.

By leopoldij at 08,Oct,16 06:57 other posts of leopoldij 
The future president of the United States ought to have an honorary membership in

Reason: He's the man! He goes after women and tries to fuck them. Well, just like the rest of us.

If you haven't seen the video in the Washington Post, take a look at it:
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Trump claims:
"I did try to fuck here; she was married"

And then
"I moved on her very heavily" "like a bitch"

He tried to fuck here despite, as he says, having
"big phony tits"

But he doesn't like kissing so he says
"I better use Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her"

And he also tells us his way with girls:
"and when you start you can do anything, grab them by her pussy, you can do anything"

So what do you think? Let's all contribute 1 cent to the site and present Trump with an honorary membership. He may give the money back to people when he's president.

Or maybe not. Maybe he won't be president. It's up to those who vote for him. But if he is, he'll be the first president who will be using our language to the world. Kudos to Trump!
By licksipsuckit at 08,Oct,16 07:28 other posts of licksipsuckit 
maybe he has a big dick as well as a big wallet, ld shake his hand and grab his crotch if he became president...*lix*
By leopoldij at 08,Oct,16 07:37 other posts of leopoldij 
Come on, you're smarter than that. You may grab his dick with one hand, but grab his wallet with the other. You better get something out of that!
By licksipsuckit at 09,Oct,16 08:59 other posts of licksipsuckit 
lol, money doesn't interest me that much, its comes with a price, l just like my sex and like it cant buy that...good lovers are more precious to me in the long run, l cant fuck a pile of money leo...and a fuck you buy is like a job or clinical..passion and lust are priceless *lix*
By leopoldij at 09,Oct,16 23:51 other posts of leopoldij 
Wise words.

By leopoldij at 09,Oct,16 23:54 other posts of leopoldij 
But, seriously, ignoring his dirty dollars, do you find Trump in any way attractive?
By licksipsuckit at 10,Oct,16 04:53 other posts of licksipsuckit 
no, not really, it would just be fucking a powerful man and trying to get my fingers in his arse so l can say he was once my puppet lol, plus ld like to see if he did have a big cock, or his cars and jets really are a sign of a little pecker *lix*

By AussieMan187 at 10,Oct,16 05:07 other posts of AussieMan187 
I hope Trump does become president. At least he's honest. Well, more honest than any other candidate. Hillary is a sociopath. I don't even know who elese is running for president, because Trump & Hillary are the only two I ever hear about. But Trump is the kind of guy I think would put his foot down on all the bullshit going on in the world. I really do believe he will make America great again. He also says what needs to be said, instead of saying anything just to win & I think that is actually what is going to make him win in the long run... At the least the world will be a more interesting place if he wins.
By licksipsuckit at 10,Oct,16 08:16 other posts of licksipsuckit 
absolutely right, he calls a spade a spade, and a pussy a pussy...he wants whats best for the country, whether you like him or not...its a cat fight to the end and he knows how to sack people for not doing their job...they've had worse presidents who are only mouth pieces for real people running the country...his 'advisors' tell him whats best for the people ...just mouth pieces for real people running the show...big business is in his b/ood..the country is just a bigger business that needs to be profitable *lix*
By phart at 10,Oct,16 17:31 other posts of phart 
No matter the size of his dick, His brain is what the country needs at the moment!
Hillary, Sheesh, It hurts to type it, much less to think of her as a president.
Nothing to do with the fact she is female.
Heck to some degree a woman president might have it's advantages,just not hillary for Gods sake.
Think about this. A woman president during her monthly period gets news of a nitshit country threatening her baby,the US. Oh hell, bombs away, problem solved and NOONE would say a word for fear she is still pissed.
Putin is not a saint, but can you imagine how much safer the world would be if our 2 country's could function together at some level to squash terrorism?

It does not matter about if we get along according to sexual orientation or skin color or anything else if we are all cowering under a bridge hiding from terrorist bombs!
By AussieMan187 at 11,Oct,16 07:18 other posts of AussieMan187 
Yeah, Trump wants to ban Muslims from America, correct me if i'm wrong. I think if he wins & does kick all the Muslims out then all the terrorist attacks in America would magically vanish. I hope Australia follows suit. Pauline Hanson here in Aus has been described as Australia's version of Trump, she wants to keep Muslims in check. Call me racist, xenophobic whatever I don't care Muslims are a problem. I know not all of them are, but their ideology is not compatible with the Western way of life. If they want to live among us, then they need to compromise, or piss off somewhere else.
By phart at 11,Oct,16 16:30 other posts of phart 

By leopoldij at 13,Oct,16 09:44 other posts of leopoldij 
People are tired of not calling the spade a spade, and Trump has done that. Problem is that he's not a politician and although he appeals to people who're tired of pc bullshit, he doesn't fit the norm. Yes, you're right, some religions are much more violent than others and intolerant and so on.
By licksipsuckit at 13,Oct,16 15:40 other posts of licksipsuckit 
was Ronald Reagan the norm?? he didn't have any idea on how to run a country either, and Bush, well he didn't know a thing, and there was another dude that was just a normal man, l cant remember his name, but l remember he wore glasses...they just need a figure head because the true rulers of the country just need a mouth piece *lix*
By phart at 13,Oct,16 17:52 other posts of phart 
I was in the hospital recovering from surgery for my testicular torsion when Reagan won the election and Iran decided it better turn the hostages loose. Jimmy was shaking their hands in a building in Germany on the tv. I bet I watched that a 1000 times in 4 days I was laying in the bed with a ice pack on my balls.
Iran was Afraid of Reagan, they figured he would bomb their ass back to the stone age. Which some of us feel like 1 hand grenade would do that! We need a leader that the terrorist will fear, not 1 they know will sit back and let them kill us.

By alexblue at 17,Sep,16 21:06 other posts of alexblue 
Had to finally kick firefox out and use has happened to firefox ?,
By sinanff47 at 17,Sep,16 23:10 other posts of sinanff47 
The Mozilla people, who make the Firefox browser (latest version = 48.0.2) also have always made the SeaMonkey browser (latest = 2.40). I have always found SeaMonkey to be a FAR better browser, including that it renders the texts on web pages the same size as they are intended, not smaller like Firefox always does. Also seems way more stable.

By Arexa at 29,Aug,16 15:42 other posts of Arexa 
Gene Wilder died. So sad.
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By alexblue at 22,Aug,16 00:47 other posts of alexblue 
Nice little upgrade admin..
By licksipsuckit at 24,Aug,16 17:31 other posts of licksipsuckit 
yes the upgrade works great, *lix*

By alexblue at 20,Aug,16 18:30 other posts of alexblue 
apple are rumoured to be getting rid of the headphone jack on make it slimmer...bah...
By #494679 at 20,Aug,16 18:40
Hmmm, so is that an iRumour?
By alexblue at 20,Aug,16 20:04 other posts of alexblue 
probably..I don't use apple...I just see apple removing something that works just so they can market new headphones/earbuds....

By leopoldij at 20,Aug,16 19:36 other posts of leopoldij 
So no earphones at all?
By alexblue at 20,Aug,16 19:48 other posts of alexblue 
It will be through the lightning port or's just apple being a apparently improve audio as the headphone jack cannot be made any slimmer/ haven't a clue about audio...that's why they bought beats from Dr Dre...

Digital audio is overrated anyway..
By leopoldij at 21,Aug,16 00:59 other posts of leopoldij 
That'll be draining the battery faster. Nice.
By alexblue at 21,Aug,16 12:46 other posts of alexblue 
Still makes me laugh how tech companies can't sort out the one thing everyone does want....longer battery life...
By leopoldij at 22,Aug,16 01:58 other posts of leopoldij 
It's very difficult for fundamental physical reasons.
By alexblue at 22,Aug,16 17:39 other posts of alexblue 
The actual battery size/capacity I agree...but a lot of the things that drain the battery are often not needed or used...crapware/bloatware whatever you want to call it..bad software,etc...

By leopoldij at 09,Aug,16 18:49 other posts of leopoldij 
So was Michael Jackson a psychopathic
By licksipsuckit at 10,Aug,16 07:10 other posts of licksipsuckit 
of course he was...if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it usually is a duck *lix*
By leopoldij at 10,Aug,16 08:06 other posts of leopoldij 
Thought so. It was kind of obvious anyway.
By licksipsuckit at 12,Aug,16 21:41 other posts of licksipsuckit 
money can buy most people off, but in years to come, they'll come out and tell their stories, for more money ... sec.ret rooms, he went to a lot of trouble to groom them, fun park, sl.eep overs, lollies and money...he's nothing but a grub and his music shouldn't get air time ever again...*lix*
By leopoldij at 13,Aug,16 02:29 other posts of leopoldij 
You know how many idiots out there have MJ as a tattoo?
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It's fucking ridiculous.
By licksipsuckit at 17,Aug,16 18:58 other posts of licksipsuckit 
l wonder how the tattooists feel about drawing on people, maybe they should ask their clients before inking them if they realise its a memorial to a sex offender, l loved his music, but turn it off when l hear it now, knowing that he was nothing but a sicko fucktard k!d sex offender...he doesn't deserve to be listened OJ Simpson, the naked gun played last night here and as much as l love a good comedy, l wouldn't watch that sick bastard either, they should pull that show and burn it.. his wife deserves more justice that him still getting air time anywhere around the world *lix*
By leopoldij at 17,Aug,16 19:06 other posts of leopoldij 
Well, yes, but I suppose the tattooists didn't know back then. To me, MJ always looked weird and sick. I `knew' he was hiding something. What is a fame worth for when you're unhappy?
By licksipsuckit at 18,Aug,16 15:20 other posts of licksipsuckit 
fame and money can hide the truth, but cosby is finding out you cant gag people for ever, and MJ is dead so he cant intimidate them into not telling, lm sure it wont be long before someone breaks their silence *lix*

By #210252 at 21,Aug,16 03:41
he built an amusement park and had sleepovers didn't he ?
By leopoldij at 22,Aug,16 01:57 other posts of leopoldij 
How should I know? I've heard he fucked young kids.

By alexblue at 28,Jul,16 17:44 other posts of alexblue 
Trump v Clinton..... let the shit slinging begin...
By _avg_ at 29,Jul,16 03:04 other posts of _avg_ 
I really felt Michelle Obama was speaking directly to Hillary when she said "When they go low, we go high." Hillary is better than Trump; her natural instinct will be to go to the mud when he slings it, but she really IS better than that. If she doesn't realize..and act..on that, she'll lose this election.

“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
~George Carlin
By CountryCouple54 at 29,Jul,16 12:27 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Too bad these are our only 2 choices.

By JustWill at 29,Jul,16 12:34 other posts of JustWill 
Just out of curiosity, alex:
Given what you know about me from what I post here at SYD, which of the two do you think I am voting for?
By alexblue at 30,Jul,16 15:09 other posts of alexblue 
Donald Clinton or Hillary Trump

I reckon it's Hillary Clinton.
By JustWill at 30,Jul,16 16:19 other posts of JustWill 
That is correct.
When all else fails, I go with the one who can construct a coherent sentence. (And isn't a racist and a bully.)
By bella! at 30,Jul,16 19:38 other posts of bella! 
No, publicly she isn't a racist or a bully, just a liar!
By JustWill at 30,Jul,16 20:34 other posts of JustWill 
And Trump is noted for his complete honesty. Isn't he the one they tell the cherry tree story about? Bottom line is the guy speaks like a total idiot. Given my disdain for idiots, there is no way I can support him.
By bella! at 30,Jul,16 20:53 other posts of bella! 
I understand exactly what you're saying but all I was trying to say is that Hillary is no prize herself.
By dgraff at 30,Jul,16 21:18 other posts of dgraff 
Hillary will try to take away my guns but she will have to pry them from my cold dead fingers first
By JustWill at 30,Jul,16 22:45 other posts of JustWill 
Hillary is going to come and knock on your door personally and take your guns. That's her "super power".

By JustWill at 30,Jul,16 22:46 other posts of JustWill 
This is true. However, given that they are both liars, I will take the less mentally unstable one.

By leopoldij at 30,Jul,16 23:28 other posts of leopoldij 
What's worse is not just that he's an idiot but the realization that the are so many millions of idiots who vote for him because they think he's like them. Just as in the Bush case.
By JustWill at 31,Jul,16 01:01 other posts of JustWill 
That is a true story.

By alexblue at 31,Jul,16 06:41 other posts of alexblue 
A politician lying, no way... so you are gonna vote Trump then...

By phart at 21,Aug,16 18:16 other posts of phart 
Well, here is something to think about. The Prez is responsible for the security codes to activate our nuclear arsenal. Regardless of your preference, most people don't like the idea of frying from the inside out and being dead.
Hillary could not even keep her emails secure. The democrats can not even keep their computers secure. But yet some folks want to let Hillary be Prez? DUH>
Trump sometimes talks like a 5th grade bully. He took the bait the democrats laid out for him a few weeks back with the muslim parent thing. I agree, the best thing he coulda done there was HUSH.
BUT if We Americans suffer a terrorist attack under a Trump administration, you can bet your ass the enemy will be delt with effectively and quickly with little concern as to how some little nit shit country that is bumming money off of us feels about it.
We need to protect this country and it's contents. And I think he is the better man for the job.

And really, think about this for a moment,really think. JUST who here in the US is really presidential material? Compared to our founding fathers with a real vision for America and a desire to keep it safe?
And if you found this person, would they be fool enough to take the job? And would the congress follow thru with the ideas?
I can't think of anyone right now that would run for Prez and be good for the job that would take it.
By alexblue at 22,Aug,16 00:44 other posts of alexblue 
That politics for you....

By alexblue at 21,Aug,16 12:49 other posts of alexblue 
So has everyone enjoyed the olympics ?

By CountryCouple54 at 25,Jul,16 18:53 other posts of CountryCouple54 
2 tragic mass killings again. One in Ft Myers, Florida at a club during teen night for 12 to 17 year olds. My wife and I were just in Ft Myers Beach a month ago for vacation. Another in Tokyo, Japan at a handicap facility. Just a reminder for those who believe gun control is the answer. The 26 year old man in Tokyo killed 15 and injured another 45. And his weapon was a knife.
By huxley999 at 30,Jul,16 17:33 other posts of huxley999 
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\If things were different in Japan I suspect the numbers would be "60 killed and no injured". What do YOU think?
By cumdump at 30,Jul,16 18:09 other posts of cumdump 
An artery is an artery. It doesn't matter how you puncture it. Same with the liver. Look at Nice, he took out 77 to 80 with a truck faster than with a firearm.
By alexblue at 31,Jul,16 06:53 other posts of alexblue 
But a truck is not designed to kill...
Anyone intent on doing harm can find a way to do just that,having guns just makes it easier for the nutters to cause havoc...

Everyday there is a fatal shooting in the USA,so something has to be done,but it will not happen,there's just too much money the USA will continue to see mass shootings until better laws are in place...
By cumdump at 31,Jul,16 14:26 other posts of cumdump 
It's not the laws. Any good, mentally stable, god fearing person can flip and go suicidal at any given moment. The problem is that there are so many assholes in this country that shit on as many people as they can daily. Not to mention when a love struck psyco gets dumped. Then when said idiot hits the bottom and wants to off himself, he just plans where he can take out as many assholes as possible instead of seeking help. When they cross that line everyone is the devil to them.
You concern over the minute number of lives lost to mass shootings, but not the thousands due to gangs, and drugs. Granted one death is too many. However, you can't fix stupid. Do you have any idea how many felons have **** guns. You only hear about the ones in the news that were purchased legally were an agency failed to report or enter data into a database which would've denied the buyer a firearm. Just wait until the nutters realize that trucks can increase their score.
I would rather be shot, than ran over, stabbed, or simply beaten to death with just about any object. Out here people get killed for money, jackets, shoes, phones, Ipods, laptops, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, and simply wearing the wrong colors in the wrong neighborhood.
By alexblue at 31,Jul,16 15:08 other posts of alexblue 
Every gun starts it's 'life' as a legal legititmate purchase then someone sells it on..
There's just so many guns floating around now,that you cannot prevent them ending up in criminal's hands,so it is at basic level,a matter of law...the people who make the laws need to make better ones,cuz the ones at present are not working..
But it's an individual right of American's to bear arms,so how to you resolve the issues...people want their guns,but there are too many needless shootings happening.
And a nutter is a nutter regardless of how stable they have been,feeling self pity and wanting to off yourself taking as many people with you is easier with an assault rifle.

Desperate people do desperate things,if people cannot see a way to progress in life they can turn to crime,and it's so easy to fall into that life.

Drugs is a different debate.
By cumdump at 31,Jul,16 15:38 other posts of cumdump 
Especially when the government is looney tunes.

A lot of firearms are stolen. On most of the gun turn-ins for gift cards most of the guns turned in are almost always missing serial numbers. Aka stolen. Some are legit turned in by widows. But the news always spins it to look like they are all legit. If you want the truth just ask the cop and not the agenda spinner.
Mexico has much stiffer gun laws than the US and more gun deaths per capita. Canadians have about the same laws we do with far less gun deaths per capita. They need to hold the reporting agencies responsible when they fail to report a mental illness, or local **** fails to report up, or even the feds fail to report down. All firearms purchases new or used, should all be run through the background check. But that would only stop a felon or known mentally off person from purchasing a firearm. A felon gangbanger can get a stolen one from one of his boys. A wacko can buy one from a gangbanger. Outlaw guns and they would pour in from Mexico with the drugs.
By alexblue at 31,Jul,16 15:53 other posts of alexblue 
Most governments are looney tunes,look at the people we elect..

I take on board all that you say,but my main point is that something has to be done...I honestly have no answers only half baked ideas as to what can be done to halt gun crime...

I don't really watch mainstream media,I talk to people who live in those places to try to understand their part of the world.
By cumdump at 31,Jul,16 17:38 other posts of cumdump 
Extremely stiff penalties, like life without parole for using a firearm in a crime, 20 years without parole for il-leg-al possession of a firearm. You commit a crime you lose your rights. No more boys camp. Bust rocks until you die. No steaks, TV, newspapers, or even letters. Our judicial system is a joke. Guys are serving less than the minimum for murder and are killing people as soon as they are back on the street. But you will never stop or prevent the crackpot. Some people can't handle undue stress, rejection, or even loss of a job. Then again some people go an entire lifetime without knowing that they themselves are crazy.
I was physically and mentally **** as a ****,not a little but a lot. I had a 12 guage and a .22 Ruger10/22 hanging on my bedroom wall with enough ammo to last a while. I had many fights in school, I dislike many people. However, I never, ever threatened to shoot anyone. I even was forced to watch my step-dad beat my mother and then later my stepmother. He was nuts and he did the world a big favor in 2002 with a .44 mag. I wished him ill will but never even thought of shooting him. I dropped that piece of shit like a sack of potatoes with a good ole one, two combo while in the 8th grade and had to move in with my mom. I have been bankrupt while going through a divorce and creditors calling me every 30 min. I never thought about hurting my wife, or jackin a bank. Some people crumble and others grow stronger.

By huxley999 at 31,Jul,16 17:13 other posts of huxley999 
It's a conundrum, but from the outside it looks like an armed government and an armed populace with some very troubling issues, locked into their own private arms race. It saddens me when there's a mass shooting in, for example, a school and one of the "serious" responses is to have armed security guards in schools. Do you know how crazy that sounds to pretty much everybody outside the US? Your constitutional right is an interesting one - here's a thought: they're called amendments because you can AMEND things! Maybe you should have a grown up conversation, as a Nation, and decide whether you want to change what the 2nd amendment says? Remember the 18th amendment? Things don't have to be unalterable.

By sinanff47 at 01,Aug,16 01:39 other posts of sinanff47 
"Canadians have about the same laws we do ..."

NO! Private ownership of handguns is mostly i l l e g a l in Canada--NOT the same!
By cumdump at 01,Aug,16 07:23 other posts of cumdump 
- To purchase a handgun or other restricted firearm, a person must have a possession and acquisition licence (PAL) for restricted firearms. Canada's federal laws severely restrict the ability of civilians to transport restricted or prohibited.
I live in the United Socialist Republic of Illinois. I have to apply for a card, background checks. And I still can't buy what I want. Most of the guns on the Canadian ban list I wouldn't buy anyhow. You can buy a few guns that I cant. And the only stupid thing I seen on your list was .22 and .32 cal. I would never ever own a .32 it's a crap round. The .22 is cheap and fun for target shooting. However, I haven't had one since I was in middle school and I would never buy another.

By CountryCouple54 at 31,Jul,16 17:53 other posts of CountryCouple54 
The gun laws will never pass in the US. Like Alex said, there is too much involved. Big money talks. Gun laws are no different then trying to ban cigarettes and alcohol. Never gonna happen. I can drink myself to death. I can smoke myself to death. And I can carry a gun. And it's all legal and possibly fatal. Land of the free and home of the brave. Welcome to America.
By huxley999 at 31,Jul,16 18:13 other posts of huxley999 
Hmmmmm, I think you might be guilty of saying something and thinking that just by saying it you make it true - "Gun laws are no different then trying to ban cigarettes and alcohol" . In the UK you can smoke as much as you like (outside or in your own home) you can drink as much as you like (pretty much) but you can't go to Asda/Walmart and buy bullets. As a nation/society we have made that choice. We don't think that seeing gun ownership as commonplace is right. If you need a gun to pursue your hobby you need to meet some pretty strict rules. Otherwise, why do you need a gun? Home security? You just encourage the criminals to have better guns. Plus .... if you don't wear your holster 24/7 you lose anyway. Land of the free, my arse! What percentage of your population do you lock up? How does that compare to the rest of the "Free World"?
By cumdump at 31,Jul,16 18:29 other posts of cumdump 
We already have strict rules. The problem is less than one percent have no regard for the rules. So, if rules have no bearing, immensely stiffen the penalty. Like if your little one is unaffected by your rules even if you keep adding rules and they keep on disregarding your rules because you only give timeouts. To fix the problem stop giving timeouts and tan that hide. If you don't stiffen the penalties you will only throw fuel on the fire.
By huxley999 at 02,Aug,16 18:25 other posts of huxley999 
By using your own analogy (and twisting it a bit, for sure): if people can't use guns responsibly (and all the things you've tried haven't worked) "tan that hide" and take their fucking guns away from them. BTW, I **** the defence that guns would be your only defence against a tyrannical government. Last time I checked, the US was a democracy - if you don't want tyrants in power, don't vote for them.
By cumdump at 02,Aug,16 20:13 other posts of cumdump 
Yep. Didn't us armed back woods yanks kick you redcoats out of the US. That means your opinion on the matter is fully null and void. I can care a less about UK politics. You can keep your Unitarian government.
Voting here is nothing but smoke and mirrors. The parties push ponies forward and say Vote. The winners from each party usually gets the party blessing. Then they say vote again. Then the winner is declared.
Now if you can't see that the system is rigged then your blind. Either the Elephant,the donkey, or the clown wins. It doesn't matter who wins because the only guarantee you have is a very expensive ticket to a three ring circus.
If I owned the US and was looking to fill the the Presidential Position I would still have an empty position. Since my eighteenth birthday I have yet found a candidate that had my approval. However, if they added a clause on the ballet that stated, "All candidates that are running for this position are incapable," I would vote at every election.
Voting is our earned right but, sorry to say the game is rigged. I refuse to choose between shooting my left foot, or my right foot. If I have to eat a shit sandwich, it's going to be against my will and without my blessing.
We have guns for self defense, sport, collecting, national defense, and just plain Ole because we can. Just go back in time and ask all the yanks that repelled your reds about the importance of armed. An armed civilian population vastly reduces the chances of being invaded by another country.
Sorry, I can't drink your tea and you don't like our Kool-aid so please stay out of our fridge.
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Yep. Didn't us armed back woods yanks kick you redcoats out of the US. That means your opinion on the matter is fully null and void. I can care a less about UK politics. You can keep your Unitarian government.

Voting here is nothing but smoke and mirrors. The parties push ponies forward and say Vote. The winners from each party usually gets the party blessing. Then they say vote again. Then the winner is declared.

Now if you can't see that the system is rigged then your blind. Either the Elephant,the donkey, or the clown wins. It doesn't matter who wins because the only guarantee you have is a very expensive ticket to a three ring circus.

If I owned the US and was looking to fill the the Presidential Position I would still have an empty position. Since my eighteenth birthday I have yet found a candidate that had my approval. However, if they added a clause on the ballet that stated, "All candidates that are running for this position are incapable," I would vote at every election.

Voting is our earned right but, sorry to say the game is rigged. I refuse to choose between shooting my left foot, or my right foot. If I have to eat a shit sandwich, it's going to be against my will and without my blessing.

We have guns for self defense, sport, collecting, national defense, and just plain Ole because we can. Just go back in time and ask all the yanks that repelled your reds about the importance of being armed. An armed civilian population vastly reduces the chances of being invaded by another country.

Sorry, I can't drink your tea and you don't like our Kool-aid so please stay out of our fridge.

By #210252 at 21,Aug,16 03:53
sorry cheese puff but more laws won't do a damn thing when laws we already have on the books won't be enforced . just feel good politics . why don't you just be honest cupcake ? what you would like to see is disarmament of the people . aint gonna happen .
By alexblue at 21,Aug,16 12:48 other posts of alexblue 
No worries cheesecake..

By Tim21 at 12,Aug,16 00:38 other posts of Tim21 
By leopoldij at 12,Aug,16 04:17 other posts of leopoldij 
Is this where your eyes are located?

By alexblue at 08,Aug,16 18:30 other posts of alexblue 
Who has been watching the Olympics ?
By CountryCouple54 at 08,Aug,16 21:30 other posts of CountryCouple54 
By bella! at 09,Aug,16 21:41 other posts of bella! 
Everything or are you more interested in certain events?
By #509475 at 10,Aug,16 07:36
I kinnda like those synchronized divers Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow . Now there was someting worth watching
By the way the water in the diving pool has turned green . I wonder what that could be .
By CountryCouple54 at 11,Aug,16 22:55 other posts of CountryCouple54 
I have been watching 4 different channels everynight. As many events as I can. But Michael Phelps has been unbelievable. I'm convinced the guy was born a fish. Soccer, swimming, diving, gymnastics, boxing, basketball, vollyball, even ping pong, and badminton. It has all been awesome. These kids are freaks of nature.
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Congrats to Fiji. They won their first ever medal in tbe Olympics. And it was Gold in Rugby.

By leopoldij at 05,Mar,16 08:29 other posts of leopoldij 
Donald Trump should join this site.


Donald Trump assured the American people on Thursday night that he does not have a small penis during what had to be one of the most bizarre Republican presidential debates in history.

Responding to comments Florida Sen. Marco Rubio made about Trump's hands earlier in the week, the businessman said, "Look at those hands. Are they small hands? [Rubio] referred to my hands, 'if they're small, something else must be small.' I guarantee you there's no problem. I guarantee."
By alexblue at 05,Mar,16 08:37 other posts of alexblue 
Do you reckon he has a combover around his dong ?...
All the problems in the world and they are talking about the size of hands...
By leopoldij at 05,Mar,16 10:04 other posts of leopoldij 
Probably he has.
As you said, he's an idiot.
By licksipsuckit at 18,Jul,16 09:35 other posts of licksipsuckit 
lm hoping he gets elected...will be the funniest term ever...and couldn't be any worse than Bush *lix*
By leopoldij at 18,Jul,16 13:41 other posts of leopoldij 
oh yes, it could. when bush was elected, people were saying it couldn't be worse than reagan. and it was. same thing with trump. it could be worse than bush. careful, because he might invade australia.
By licksipsuckit at 19,Jul,16 04:42 other posts of licksipsuckit 
nah, we're just redneck racists according to the wise cunt from merca with all the answers to the world problems..and we don't have enough oil for them to invade us...we just got wallabies and baby eating dingoes...nothing worth coming here for lol. *lix*
By leopoldij at 19,Jul,16 05:57 other posts of leopoldij 
You forgot that you "have" pig fucking kangaroos too, right?
By licksipsuckit at 30,Jul,16 02:28 other posts of licksipsuckit 
that's the tame bits, wait till you see the snake that eats a kangaroo and has to spit it back up, that was one big mouth but his eyes were too big for his belly *lix*
By leopoldij at 30,Jul,16 16:36 other posts of leopoldij 
A country of many wonders!

By dgraff at 30,Jul,16 21:26 other posts of dgraff 
and they have disrespectful grave yard fucking whores there to *lix*

By leopoldij at 19,Jul,16 06:29 other posts of leopoldij 
More on Trump and his small hands and/or dick. only registered users can see external links

By leopoldij at 09,Jun,16 21:49 other posts of leopoldij 
Viewing the world through a pink lens. ...
By licksipsuckit at 18,Jul,16 09:31 other posts of licksipsuckit 
you have the rosiest glasses of all here leo *lix*
By leopoldij at 18,Jul,16 13:39 other posts of leopoldij 
yeah, but her nails are often blue and they won't change color no matter what lens i use.

By bella! at 17,Jul,16 23:55 other posts of bella! 
Does anyone know how many deaths and casualties that recently happened in Nice, France on Bastille Day?

By CountryCouple54 at 28,Jun,16 18:15 other posts of CountryCouple54 
28 dead and over 60 injured in Istanbul, Tukey. 3 suicide bombers inside the airport. ISIS is rolling now.
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Update..... At least 50 dead.

By alexblue at 30,Apr,16 11:41 other posts of alexblue 
Barack Obama...Can the Americans here tell me the good and bad about his presidency ?...
By #210252 at 10,Jun,16 12:33
There is no good. Our deficit has grown nearly a trillion a year since the bum was elected by the free shit army and race relations have been set back decades . The man behaves like he's the emperor and our spineless congress lets him . Our press won't show the world how pissed we are as they are owned by the government . This kettle is about to blow
By phart at 13,Jun,16 11:18 other posts of phart 
I can't just blame Obama and his appointed czars , I place alot of the blame for the country's issues onto the people who voted for him. They were either duped or wanted to see our country destroyed from within. With the cuts to military and so forth, the Ethiopian Air **** will be able to invade and conquer us in a couple years.
In saying that, this upcoming election may not bring good results either regardless of who is put in office. Things are just so far down the drain it will take years of hard work on everyone's part to get it back right. And I just don't think the average American is willing to work with their neighbors hard enough or long enough to make that happen. There is not a app for fixen the country for the Iphone 6 so it would be to much for most to take part in.

By dgraff at 25,Jun,16 18:59 other posts of dgraff 
couldent agree with you more we need to tie the sand bum to a pole nude and smear him with bacon grease and let 10 hungry pit bulls have there way with him

By milesbferry at 25,Jun,16 08:41 other posts of milesbferry 
Our Referendum. I'd like to point people to this article in The Telegraph by Charles Moore. His analysis is brilliant, as usual (in my opinion):

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I hope my chatroom chums from last night will have a read
By leopoldij at 25,Jun,16 08:55 other posts of leopoldij 
True. The European bureaucrats in Brussels have transformed Europe into a shitty state. But the member states have not fought against their shit. They simply sat. Reclaim control is what the message of the Leave campaign was. Indeed, UK has had a long tradition of success in democracy, engineering, education, freedom, etc. Unfortunately however, the UK is also governed by people who don't understand anything. At the same time, the glory that was UK is gone. If the UK were what it was then Leave would obviously have been the best choice. But, like all empires, UK is just an ailing state just going downhill. Like the US. So Reclaim Control is a great idea, except that it's likely it won't happen. The UK, simply, doesn't have the power to do so. I would be happy if I were wrong. I think it'll take long time before the UK can, if at all, reclaim control. Meanwhile, China is rapidly moving towards global control and the UK had already started kissing their ass. Good luck the the UK, but I'm very very very skeptical and pessimistic.

By alexblue at 25,Jun,16 09:23 other posts of alexblue 
Yes,he hit the nail on the head... it's the reason I voted to leave...'democracy' accountability, too many cooks in the EU kitchen,so many MEP'S,commissioners(not elected btw)

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It's old news now,but this clip highlights some of things so very wrong with the EU and what it has become....(from a British standpoint)
By banshee728 at 25,Jun,16 12:51 other posts of banshee728 
Way to go Alex! I would vote to leave if I lived in your country.

By huxley999 at 25,Jun,16 15:10 other posts of huxley999 
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The sort of country I fear we may be becoming, when people are conned into thinking that all our ills are caused by immigrants from the EU.
By alexblue at 25,Jun,16 15:53 other posts of alexblue 
I keep hearing the same rhetoric from every remain voter...
But the ills are caused by the EU...we're out now,,but not for long...Scotland will go for independence if they get it,there will be a referendum for England/Reformed UK(Wales,England,NI,Gibraltar)to rejoin the EU ...So I think people in general need to do some research about political due process before getting all bent up about democracy is wrong cuz the vote didn't go my way..

And the Brits have always been racist,nothing new....people fear what they don't understand...
By huxley999 at 25,Jun,16 17:10 other posts of huxley999 
I'm not sure where you get the constitutional basis for that rejoin referendum!

I'm also not sure that I agree with your assertion that "the Brits have always been racist", but I hope you agree that this poster appeals to the WORST in human nature, rather than the best:

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By alexblue at 25,Jun,16 17:22 other posts of alexblue 
As independent newly formed nations they can apply to become a member state of the EU...precedents include Czech Republic/Slovakia....When a union is split the new nations are able to apply for separate that's my basis for the England/New UK comment...But whether Scotland can ask or get another referendum is the question...But any change to the UK member nations means a re-application to the EU..
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And that photoshop is bad.... what a twat Farage is..

By alexblue at 22,Jun,16 20:34 other posts of alexblue 
EU Referendum..
Britain is set to go to the polls in an historic referendum on whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave.

Polling stations are open between 07:00 BST and 22:00 BST.

An estimated 46,499,537 people are entitled to take part in the vote - a record number for a UK election.

It is only the third nationwide referendum in UK history and comes after a four-month battle for votes between the Leave and Remain campaigns.

The EU is just another American idea from the Bilderberg Group(google these people they control everything)
By milesbferry at 23,Jun,16 08:05 other posts of milesbferry 
Hang on! Does this mean you are a Leaver? And....we're on the same side? And.... we agree on something?

By CountryCouple54 at 23,Jun,16 09:19 other posts of CountryCouple54 
There goes the economy.
By alexblue at 23,Jun,16 15:31 other posts of alexblue 
Nothing wrong with any of the world economies cb54 they will carry on,problem is tax evasion/avoidence....people who have lots of money don't like paying they bend their laws or ship the profits off to a tax haven...

America's largest companies are harboring more than $2.1 trillion in profits overseas to avoid paying taxes stateside, a report showed. The accumulated profits, if repatriated from places that include Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, would amount to an estimated $620 billion in U.S. tax revenue.

The study, which was conducted through two left-leaning nonprofit organizations and reported by Reuters, was able to calculate those figures by reviewing Securities and Exchange Commission filings from the companies. Around three-quarters of Fortune 500 companies take advantage of tax havens abroad.

The names on the list are, of course, recognizable to many. At the top was Apple, which has $181.1 billion. Microsoft holds $108.3 billion offshore in five tax havens, and Pfizer has $74 billion in 151 tax havens. General Electric has around $119 billion overseas in 18 overseas tax havens.

If companies paid the correct tax where the operate,the working man shouldn't get shafted....but those rich fuckers don't want that...they need another 200 million bucks to buy a fucking yacht..
By CountryCouple54 at 23,Jun,16 18:24 other posts of CountryCouple54 
Trump is gonna fix all that businesses shit.😃👍

By huxley999 at 25,Jun,16 14:49 other posts of huxley999 
Yet, ironically, you think that (in a world of multinationals) the UK is more likely to get it's proper tax take from these companies by breaking away from the EU? I believe that acting in concert with our partners we are MUCH more likely to sort out the Belizes, British Virgin Islands and Bermudas of this world.

Or would the Bildebergers intervene again?
By alexblue at 25,Jun,16 15:35 other posts of alexblue 
But we don't vote for the people who make the laws in the states,or the EU.... I mentioned the bilderberg group as a group of people that everyone should be aware of,I didn't say I believe the conspiracy that surrounds them...

Cameron went to the EU to tell them enough is enough about the immigration,and the EU Said tough shit you signed up to all the rules not just some ,you have to take I will be labelled as anti Europe Racist,bollocks,I am anti dumb fucks who WE didn't vote for...
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Why do think people really voted to leave,it wasn't about immigration,it was about the right of the UK people to make the decisions that affect their country....most people have made it about immigration....I looked at all the information I could before taking my vote....not just one issue,,,,but as I keep repeating,,,we didn't vote for the people who make the laws in the EU ,they are selected by other EU no names...
By huxley999 at 25,Jun,16 15:49 other posts of huxley999 
"Check out the Bilderberg group...and see what they are up to and who gets invited to their meetings and you'll see that these people are all in it together to globalise everything into a once size fits all solution.... " Your words, dude. Sounds like you believe that's what they do, to me anyway.

Plus, you haven't addressed my points about collective action to stop tax-dodging.

Cameron's a fool. He set an immigration target/aspiration that we all knew he couldn't meet. The immigration card has, on a lot of fronts, been a thin cover for latent xenophobia. Just FYI: I've not called you anything, especially not a racist, because I think you're a good guy on the whole.

We DO vote for MEPs, we do vote for a Government that has representation at the Council of Ministers. It's a flawed democracy but (in my opinion)no more flawed than our bicameral parliamentary democracy (with it's archaic overlay of theocracy). 27% of the UK electorate voted Conservative but we have a Conservative MAJORITY government - equally undemocratic, or not?

I'll give you that the EU needs more transparency, more accountability to the electorate, and a rowing back from Federalism. But now the UK will have zero influence in helping make that happen. If you come back with "It's unreformable", I think that's a pessimistic view of the impact that the 5th largest global economy has in Europe.
By alexblue at 25,Jun,16 16:00 other posts of alexblue 
So it sounds like I believe is very different from actually believing then....

There can be no collective action to stop tax dodging when the rich control the tax laws..

So look at the trade agreement between the EU and the States( ttip) one size fits all...
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And my real point about the Bilderberg group is, have a simply cannot find out what this group really does unless you use the deep it was more a point about who are these fuckers and why when they have a meeting the country where it's held foots quite a lot of the security bill.....why ?
By huxley999 at 25,Jun,16 16:10 other posts of huxley999 
I'm with you 100% when it comes to TTIP. Sadly, I can't understand your first sentence and your second paragraph is depressingly pessimistic.

I don't think that Brexit will enable people in this country to more effectively make the decisions that affect the UK. We've been sold a pig in a poke. Boris, Gove, Farage et al are NOT the saviours they claim to be. Read "The Conquest of Bread" by Kropotkin if you want an alternative view of how society can be run.

That may well be your "real point" when you refer to the Bildeberg Group but when you assert that "The EU is just another American idea from the Bilderberg Group" (your exact words again) you do sound like someone from the tinfoil hat brigade.
By alexblue at 25,Jun,16 16:24 other posts of alexblue 
When you're humping you say oh god,but you don't really believe in god is another way to explain my first sentence..

lolI'm basically saying get as much information as possible from all sources..Just I mentioned it(Bilderberg),doesn't mean I follow/believe what the conspiracy is..

The wealthy have no intention of helping a government to take more tax from yes it's pessismistic but my view.

And Farage is dick,he's married to a German...gotta wonder what his real priority is,politics or celebrity..

Boris is a chump like Gove...they all are...there are very few working class politicians if any,by that I mean state schooled,and they are out of touch with the realities of the real world....
By huxley999 at 25,Jun,16 16:28 other posts of huxley999 
Sophistry! You either believe they have enormous influence or you don't (based on your in-depth research).

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By alexblue at 25,Jun,16 16:42 other posts of alexblue 
But that's what I mean...just cuz people talk about it doesn't make it true...UFO'S.GOD....the list is endless...

Alex Jones is funny...he should show the proof behind what he says....until people do that people will dismiss any conspiracy theory as crackpot...proof is the key to what they do,so I take it as I find it...there's an ex BBC guy who talks about the same type of 'EURO' theory..Tony Gosling I think his name is...
By huxley999 at 25,Jun,16 16:52 other posts of huxley999 
Well, despite what you might think I DO try to take my information from as wide a variety of sources as I can. Given that, I would assert that the fact that we (as a Nation) have voted to leave the EU is pretty good proof that the conspiracy theorists are wrong. If "they" wanted World hegemony the election WOULD have been rigged. They may even had carried out Tiny Tim's "erase the pencil marks" plan!!

I believe that, as a thoughtful individual, you weighed up the evidence and voted according to your conscience and ideological views. So did I.

Sadly, I think that a proportion of the electorate have been hoodwinked. We have already had Farage admitting that the money saved from leaving the EU will NOT all go to the NHs, and Nigel Evans admitting (sort of) that immigration may not actually fall as a result of Brexit. A lot of, perhaps less well-informed, voters went for Brexit PRECISELY because they thought that was the deal. In a parliamentary democracy I think we should steer clear of referenda as much as possible, particularly when they are carried out for Party political purposes rather than because of a big constitutional paradigm shift.
By alexblue at 25,Jun,16 17:09 other posts of alexblue 
It's all good. Just debating our respective views..Both sides had their flaws in their 'propaganda'..all the UK parties are the same,when you really look at them,they all went to the same schools,'s an old boys network...politicians are supposed to represent the people who elect them,if they are no good they get booted,with the EU,the real issue for me was we didn't elect the true rule makers in the EU.

And conspiracy is just that,conspiracy...making connections without proof..

I never thought the vote would be in favour of leaving,just because of the way the vote was expected to go...but that's what happens when you ask the people,they decide...politicians seem to forget they are the representives of their people,they think they are the rulers...more people are now politically aware and started to take an interest in the way their lives are run..
By huxley999 at 25,Jun,16 17:19 other posts of huxley999 
Sortition, mate. That's the answer!

You make your points well (most of the time!!) lol

It could be an interesting few years to come in UK politics, that's for sure!

By bella! at 23,Jun,16 14:11 other posts of bella! 
What is the general climate of Britain, are the citizens for Great Britain/UK leaving the European Union?
By alexblue at 23,Jun,16 15:24 other posts of alexblue 
Were going to find out in the next 24 hrs.....that's the vote that's taking place ,stay in the EU or leave the EU..
By bella! at 23,Jun,16 15:49 other posts of bella! 
But what I was hoping was that you might share what the "buzz on the street" is.
By alexblue at 23,Jun,16 16:14 other posts of alexblue 
Depends who you ask,cuz there is no 'person' to vote for,it's a weird one,you are either for or against....everyone has their reasons for their vote....My very simple way of explaining it is " The UK didn't vote to join a federalist single state,which is what the EU has become WE VOTED(UK) to have a common market with other member nations"

So that's one of the simplest reasons I can give without going into the abyss of tedium...

By huxley999 at 23,Jun,16 18:13 other posts of huxley999 
The "word on the street", Bella, is that we will remain in the EU. Please recognise that not everyone in the UK thinks that the EU is a Bilderberg front, or that our votes will be subject to government use of erasers.

Frankly, it sounds like my fellow Brits have been sniffing glue or their tinfoil hats have fallen off.
By alexblue at 23,Jun,16 18:35 other posts of alexblue 
Ok I'll bite on that,Yeah man, I have my face in a bag of glue right now,

But the EU takes a massive amount of input from the people involved in that group...or do you still read the mainstream media ? pmsl....

So did you vote with a pencil ? I prefer a bra on my head btw,any size will do...

By #509475 at 23,Jun,16 15:24
At the moment its a complete Farce as usual .
Brexit Voter Complains Police Called To Polling Station After She Lends Out Pen To Stop Government Rigging The EU Referendum

Almost half of all Leave voters believe it is ‘probably true’ the outcome is rigged.

A popular conspiracy theory suggests the government will rig the result by rubbing out Brexit votes made in pencil

A pro-Brexit voter has complained about police being called after she offered to lend her pen to people to prevent the government rigging the result of today’s EU referendum.
Almost half - 46% - of all Leave voters believe it is “probably true” that the outcome is pre-determined.

One popular conspiracy theory that has reemerged is that the government will attempt to rig the result by rubbing out Brexit votes that are made using a pencil. The fear has inspired the #usepens hashtag on Twitter.

Polling stations have pencils not pens on hand for voters to cast their ballots with.

Jacqueline Jackson, who describes herself as “100% Ukip” and an “islamophobe with good reason” because the religion is “evil”, tweeted the complaint today.

Jackson tells the police officer: “I was asked to come here and hold dogs today and offer people the use of a pen because there are only pencils in the polling station.”

The officer replies: “That’s the same for all polling stations, there aren’t pens.”
And the conversation ends amicably.

One local council has encouraged voters to use the pencils provided to make sure their vote is counted properly.

A YouGov poll asked people about “some things that people have said about the EU referendum campaign”. Including:

“It is likely that the EU referendum will be rigged.”

Almost half - 46% - of all Leave voters say this is the case, contrast to 11% of those supporting Remain. Regardless of voting preference, 28% subscribe to the “rigged” hypothesis.

“MI5 is working with the UK government to try and stop Britain leaving the EU.”

Some 28% of Leave backers suspect pro-EU involvement of the **** services, while 16% of the Remain vote are wary of ‘spooks’.

“The BBC and ITN are not commissioning an exit poll in order to allow the vote to be fixed without anyone telling.”

Around a third of Leave voters - 36% - back the suggestion that broadcasters are deliberately meddling with the outcome. It’s 10% among Remain-ers.

“There are plans for further EU integration and enlargement that the EU are deliberately not announcing till after the referendum.”

Three-quarters of Leavers - 75% - are convinced of the plot, compared to 25% who will be voting for ‘In’.

Brexit Voter Complains Police Called To Polling Station After She Lends Out Pen To Stop Government Rigging The EU Referendum
By alexblue at 23,Jun,16 15:36 other posts of alexblue 
Check out the Bilderberg group...and see what they are up to and who gets invited to their meetings and you'll see that these people are all in it together to globalise everything into a once size fits all solution....

And voting marking with pencil is stupid,how can you trust a voting system like that...that's why people are using pens...
21st century and we're using pencils to cast a vote...
By huxley999 at 24,Jun,16 11:35 other posts of huxley999 
So, despite the all-powerful Bildberg group and the use of easily erased pencil marks, we're OUT. A kick in the teeth for the conspiracy theorists anyway. Not the result I hoped for, or expected, but let's see how things pan out.

By licksipsuckit at 21,Jun,16 00:20 other posts of licksipsuckit 
lm really sorry for my intolerance of immigrants, but l don't agree with people smuggling, which is !llegal in our country, l also don't believe in bringing sharia law, which is a religious law, made by people to oppress women, to a free country where these people believe that marrying ch!ld brides that have been genitally mutilated and treated like tent poles for black clothes as being racist...its a case of freedom of rights for women, not to be dictated to by some religious zealots about being pure and wonderful for dirty old men who practice ped-o-filia, pubic stoning and general intolerance of women being able to express themselves as they see fit....its a far cry from calling people out for not being able to speak English ... but than, trivial bullshit is all some people have to offer l guess *lix*
By bella! at 22,Jun,16 21:47 other posts of bella! 
Such a piss poor attempt to save face.

By JustWill at 22,Jun,16 22:02 other posts of JustWill 
Because EVERY immigrant embodies and lives by the worst aspects of their native culture. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. They are all EXACTLY alike.
Every racist has a "good" excuse for their racism. That doesn't actually mean that they are right. No matter how they try to justify it.
Talk about "trivial".

By leopoldij at 23,Jun,16 03:13 other posts of leopoldij 
Ped-o-filia is also practiced by the members of the Catholic (and not only) church.

"l also don't believe in bringing sharia law".

There's nothing to believe or not here. These kind of "laws" are provably shit and unacceptable. The closest ally of the US has sharia law and is practicing it, including stoning, but is never condemned.

By alexblue at 19,Jun,16 19:26 other posts of alexblue 
England beat Australia in the rugby...woop woop....first test series win down under...

All Blacks won too....

By leopoldij at 12,Jun,16 14:20 other posts of leopoldij 
Another mass shooting in the US. only registered users can see external links
50 people dead in a gay club.
The gunman's father says the shooting has nothing to do with his religion (islam) but that it was triggered because he saw a gay couple kissing.

Really? And who taught him to be intolerant to gay people other than his parents and religion? His religion doesn't even allow men to hold hands with women. If not terrorism, it's intolerance that poisoned this guy's brains.
By t-rex at 12,Jun,16 14:31 other posts of t-rex 
Such a terrible disaster!!!! God bless all those unfortunate souls,,,,, and their families and loved ones. It's just to bad he had to die quickly, l sometimes wonder if we should revert back to the days or times of stoning and torture, maybe some people would reconsider what they are doing . Sorry I'm rambling !
By leopoldij at 12,Jun,16 23:48 other posts of leopoldij 
Even though stoning is not legal in the US, it is part of the penal code of some of its allied countries, Saudi Arabia, for example.

But you're right.
By phart at 13,Jun,16 11:22 other posts of phart 
Hanging, stoning, burning,none of that has stopped crime. Because the warped crook thinks he or she is faster,smarter than the fellow on the rope.
Deterring crime is only partially possible. But the hanging,firing squad and so forth would end the problems of each crook as they come along.That would help slow down the revolving door of the justice system.
By CountryCouple54 at 13,Jun,16 11:42 other posts of CountryCouple54 
You can't scare these people with torture or death. They have planned for the day they are called upon to meet their maker. It is what they do. They live to die. A normal human can't feel like that. Their own death is what they ask for. You can't scare someone who is prepared to die with honor for their cause. They are savages.
By leopoldij at 13,Jun,16 22:04 other posts of leopoldij 
Precisely. Spot on. And this can only be achieved by religious indoctrination. There's no other system that makes people happy to die other than religion. People commit suicide sometimes but they don't do that happily. Whereas those religious freaks die happily because they've been brainwashed that things will be better when they die.

By Arexa at 09,Jun,16 21:49 other posts of Arexa 
Apparently today is some kind of National Sex Day... (6/9...'s no wonder it's some kind of holiday. )

I'll be fucking myself... Hopefully that counts as celebrating.
By Aceofspades13 at 10,Jun,16 15:06 other posts of Aceofspades13 
Damn it...story of my life; always a day late!! I would've volunteered to help you celebrate! You know, to be patriotic for a national holiday and all...
By bella! at 10,Jun,16 15:14 other posts of bella! 
National holiday!? It was WORLDWIDE!
By Arexa at 10,Jun,16 15:40 other posts of Arexa 
The thingy I saw said it was national... I figured it made sense since other places write the day before the month...
By bella! at 12,Jun,16 14:51 other posts of bella! 
You are absolutely correct. The rest of the world must celebrate a bit later, on September 6th!

By zzick at 07,Jun,16 11:03 other posts of zzick 
Everybody around here is hoping and praying Kanye West will cover that bobby Darin classic, "queen of the hop" ! (Around here, I mean us coloured kids in Compton )!
By JustWill at 07,Jun,16 23:04 other posts of JustWill 
The rest of us are just hoping that Kanye will cover his head with a plastic trash bag and pull the tie-cord veeeery tightly.
By licksipsuckit at 07,Jun,16 23:37 other posts of licksipsuckit 
his wife needs one of them plastic bags too *lix*
By Rocksalt at 08,Jun,16 00:33 other posts of Rocksalt 

By Arexa at 04,Jun,16 01:08 other posts of Arexa 
Muhammad Ali died...
That's sad....
By alexblue at 04,Jun,16 09:04 other posts of alexblue 
By Arexa at 07,Jun,16 00:38 other posts of Arexa 
And now Kimbo Slice has died!
I loved watching that fella.

By #509475 at 12,May,16 04:36
Faux pas and Gaffs . Is Britain getting politicaly incorrect of late . Or is it just a case of plain old foot in mouth . What with Ken Livingstone's Hitler and Zonisom . David Cameron saying at Buckingham Palace Afghanistan and Nigeria as “spectacularly corrupt” The Queen herself caught on camera describing Chinese government officials as “very rude”. And Greater Manchester Police apologise for racial stereotyping for using a fake terrorist shouting "Allahu Akbar" in a mock terror attack. Mind your P and q hey what .
By sinanff47 at 12,May,16 21:23 other posts of sinanff47 
"Gaffs" is it? OK, then how about your "Zonisom"? Sounds like a new sleeping pill?

By huxley999 at 13,May,16 18:05 other posts of huxley999 
Nah, it's always there and it's just a coincidence that the cameras have caught a few lately. The Queen is married to PRINCE PHILIP ffs, so she's bound to have a little bit of his racism rubbed off on her!!

Cameron's Dad had an interest in an offshore tax dodging company so him calling Nigeria and Afghanistan corrupt is, to say the least, a teeny weeny bit ironic.

The cops are ALWAYS committing crimes, real ones and ones of "taste". The terror attack rehearsal probably falls into the latter category.
By #509475 at 16,May,16 05:19
Here's a thought provoking letter I received . Are we realy racist in Britain . What's your thoughts .

Racist - me?

A passage written by an Englishman about the current situation in HIS homeland -

I have been wondering about why Whites are racists, and no other race is.

There are British Africans, British Chinese, British Asian, British Turks, etc, etc, etc,

and then there are just British. You know what I mean, plain ole English people that were born here. You can include the Welsh, the Scottish and the people who live off our shores of Great Britain on tiny islands. Yes, we are all true Brits.

The others that live here say the following:

You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me ‘White boy’, ‘Cracker’, ‘Honkey’, ‘Whitey’, ‘Caveman’, ‘White trash’, and that’s OK.

But when I call you, Nigger, Spade, Towel head, Sand-nigger, Paki, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink, you call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of cr1me against you. So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the Muslim Council of Great Britain.

You have Black History Month.

You have swimming pools for Asian women.

You have Islamic banks for Muslims only.

You have year of the dragon day for Chinese people.

If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.

If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.

If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black Britain or Miss Asia, but any colour can be in the Miss UK.

If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships, you know we’d be racists.

There are over 200 openly proclaimed Muslim only schools in England. Yet if there were ‘White schools only’, that would be a racist school!

In the Bradford riots and Toxteth riots, you believed that you were standing-up for your race and rights. If we stood-up for our race and rights, you would call us racists.

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

We fly our flag, we are racists. If we celebrate St. George’s day we are racists.

You can fly your flag and it’s called diversity. You celebrate your cultures and it’s called multiculturalism.

You rob us, carjack us, and r@pe our daughters. But, when a white police officer arrests a black gang member or beats up an Asian d r u g dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

I am proud, but you call me a racist.

Why is it that only whites can be racists??

That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country. We won’t stand up for ourselves!

BEING PROUD TO BE WHITE! It’s not a crime, YET... But getting very close!
By licksipsuckit at 18,May,16 17:34 other posts of licksipsuckit 
aussies are painted as racist because we want our country back, lm sick of all the terrorist shit, that's all we hear about now, these fucked up religious fanatics running around telling us how to live, wish they would take their pretend friend allah back to the middle east and blow the fuck out it ... cant believe that grown men can behave like cunts because of some bullshit preachings that make as much sense as that jewish zombie sandal wearing creep that was his own father and a ghost...what fucking rot will they think of next...oh that's right, fucking aliens are the next best thing...*Lix*

By alexblue at 04,May,16 19:03 other posts of alexblue 
If women live longer than men,shouldn't men retire first ?
By licksipsuckit at 12,May,16 02:03 other posts of licksipsuckit 
that's why women should marry younger men, so it evens itself out, *lix*

By chutkaapyasaa at 10,May,16 14:00 other posts of chutkaapyasaa 
I know your dick is hot than mine. But, I request you to please support me by voting "HOT" for "Pic of the Month". It does not cost any point. /pic_of_month.php?id=6981

By alexblue at 04,May,16 20:32 other posts of alexblue 
John Kasich, the last remaining opponent against Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, has exited the race giving the New York billionaire a clear path to becoming the party's contender.

At a press conference in Columbus in his home state, Ohio, Mr Kasich gave a brief speech confirming he was ending his bid for the White House, but did not give his reasons why or refer to Mr Trump.

His announcement came just a day after Mr Trump won the Indiana primary and the only other contender, Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race.

This means that Mr Trump, barring any unusual last minute incident, will become the Republican presidential candidate against the Democratic nominee, who is likely to be Hillary Clinton.
By JustWill at 04,May,16 22:38 other posts of JustWill 
Trumpty Dumpty for President! 'Cause he tells it like it is, even if we aren't really sure what "it" he is actually talking about.
By CountryCouple54 at 08,May,16 16:16 other posts of CountryCouple54 
It really is a sad time for the US. Either candidate is qualified or competent to run this country. It's sad to see what money can buy, but I guess that is the American way.
By alexblue at 10,May,16 11:25 other posts of alexblue 
Just as bad over here cb54,pretty much every politician here went to the same elitist sch00ls,forget what party they represent,they only give a shit about the 'money men',politicians are puppets now more than ever...

By Arexa at 08,May,16 07:46 other posts of Arexa 
Happy Mother's Day to all the mommas! 🌹🌷🌹
By #509475 at 08,May,16 08:01
Happy mothers day Arexa .
By Arexa at 08,May,16 08:09 other posts of Arexa 
Thank you

By alexblue at 08,May,16 14:21 other posts of alexblue 
By Arexa at 08,May,16 15:45 other posts of Arexa 

By leopoldij at 08,May,16 19:55 other posts of leopoldij 
You're a good mother arexa. Happy mother's day to you.
By Arexa at 08,May,16 20:14 other posts of Arexa 
Thank you

By alexblue at 01,May,16 14:52 other posts of alexblue 
It makes me lmfao when people can't be bothered to read..
Does anyone really read the additional info on a members page ?...
By licksipsuckit at 03,May,16 07:36 other posts of licksipsuckit 
no they don't, l get asked nearly every day where am l from, maybe have to write it on my pussy lips to get it noticed *lix*

By JustWill at 03,May,16 12:18 other posts of JustWill 
Wait! Members have PAGES? And there is extra info on them? Seriously? I was not aware of this...
By alexblue at 03,May,16 15:30 other posts of alexblue 
There's blogs too !!
By JustWill at 03,May,16 16:54 other posts of JustWill 
BLOGS?! Nobody reads that shit...
By alexblue at 03,May,16 17:34 other posts of alexblue 
It would appear to be the case...

By alexblue at 27,Apr,16 09:48 other posts of alexblue 
Who's the most competitive, men or women ?
By JustWill at 03,May,16 12:19 other posts of JustWill 
And I will kick the ass of any guy who disagrees with me.

By leopoldij at 03,May,16 12:50 other posts of leopoldij 
no universal reply.

By Arexa at 29,Apr,15 13:26 other posts of Arexa 
Isn't it a bit discouraging that doctors call what they do "practice?"
By alexblue at 16,Apr,16 03:38 other posts of alexblue 

By leopoldij at 16,Apr,16 19:32 other posts of leopoldij 
Great observation arexa.

By #494679 at 16,Apr,16 19:48
By Aceofspades13 at 21,Apr,16 16:02 other posts of Aceofspades13 
Right!? And get paid far to well to practice!
By alexblue at 26,Apr,16 13:15 other posts of alexblue 

By leopoldij at 21,Apr,16 14:13 other posts of leopoldij 
Prince, Multifaceted Pop Star Who Remade Genres, Is Dead at 57
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By talk4s at 12,Apr,16 13:39 other posts of talk4s 
Yeah...the WHOLE World is bugging me!!! Everyone in power is out of control...and...they have nuclear weapons! And there is not ONE thing I can do about it...Except something I already did...Not have kids that likely will not live out their lives...Wondering if I will. And I am 65...
By licksipsuckit at 13,Apr,16 02:58 other posts of licksipsuckit 
every generation has a fear of the world collapsing, my parents feared the Japanese invading, l feared atomic destruction and my son will fear nuclear warfare, lm sure the sky wont fall in totally for the next few hundred years, and if it does, we need as many people to survive to carry on the human race...cant live in fear of everything that might happen *lix*

By leopoldij at 05,Apr,16 00:19 other posts of leopoldij 
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Would anyone take part in this?
By licksipsuckit at 05,Apr,16 23:41 other posts of licksipsuckit 
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l did, on the steps of the opera house a few years ago, got to kiss the resident channel seven weather man naked and had tickets for the indoor shoot too, was a great morning *lix*
By leopoldij at 06,Apr,16 01:45 other posts of leopoldij 
That's great!
Did you noticed any man with a hard cock?
By licksipsuckit at 06,Apr,16 03:47 other posts of licksipsuckit 
lol, yes while inside, a dude on the stage decided to start wanking, the whole audience began to laugh and egg him on till the bouncers ejected him from the auditorium, was pretty funny, and a girl put on a sarong and got chanted at till she took it off again...l was in the front and had bright red hair, but they dulled down all the bright hair dos in the shots, they sent me an official print of the shoot...*Lix*
By leopoldij at 06,Apr,16 05:58 other posts of leopoldij 
I wouldn't have wanked but I would definitely have gotten hard. So such events aren't good for me.
By alexblue at 10,Apr,16 03:59 other posts of alexblue 
You wouldn't want to go naked bungee jumping then ?
By leopoldij at 10,Apr,16 07:03 other posts of leopoldij 
If there was a nice girl waiting to be fucked underneath, I would.

By alexblue at 01,Apr,16 03:21 other posts of alexblue 
Ronnie Corbett,dies aged 85..
By licksipsuckit at 01,Apr,16 07:45 other posts of licksipsuckit 
yes another bright star bites the dust...*lix*

By bella! at 04,Mar,16 16:50 other posts of bella! 
Is this thinking outside the box, or what!?#

A company in the UK will be implenting a 'period policy' geared for their female employees and 'that time of the month'...... Here's just a snippet of the article;

"A Bristol company is planning to create an official “period policy” designed to allow women to take time off without being stigmatised in the hope it will make its workplace more efficient and creative."

What the wuh!? This sounds very liberal and thoughtful but is it possible that if you are a woman and work with women long enough, y'all might "cycle" at the same time? I can't imagine implementing a policy and taking a chance on having your work staff all call off at the same time.

Just a little bit about the company I work for, it is a major insurance company and there are over 5,000 employees. In our corporate headquarters, which was where I used to report to work, the "ladies room" had lounges attached but there was a male that protested and sued the company because the same comforts were not afforded to the men. Didn't my employer build a comfort station that was centrally located to appease the men? Hecky, yeah! Once ADA ( Americans with Disabilities Act ) was enacted, my employer snatched the lounge space, converted it into a wheelchair accessible, UNISEX restroom. Oye! Although I did not work with anyone in a wheelchair, it was mostly women that used that restroom HOWEVER, there would be the occasional man who would use that restroom, "miss the mark" and didn't put the seat down. Ugh! It was almost like being at home!

Bottom line, it's unbelievable and out of the box thinking that this Bristol company would consider moving forward in this fashion. Kudos to them.
By alexblue at 05,Mar,16 07:16 other posts of alexblue 
I saw that article..made me chuckle....

Reminds me of a joke...

Woman calls in sick,says, I don't feel well today,manager says what's up ? woman says woman problems...manager, ok ,come back when you're feeling better....

Man calls in sick,says, I don't feel well today,manager says what's up ? man says, man problems...manager, ok ,stop playing with it and get into work....
By bella! at 05,Mar,16 10:35 other posts of bella! 
I can't speak about all employers, but I have no problem speaking about the inconsistencies with mine. On your anniversary date, you're given your "bank" of time, whether it be the vacation you've earned or what they refer to as "casual time". Coming up through the ranks in the company, it has different name(s) as well as a different amount of hours but in essence, the restrictions that are implied are the same. The company gives you this block of time but basically wants you to not use it unless you schedule it ahead of time. It really doesn't give the employee(s) the peace of mind that if emergencies popped up, there is this "time" that can be used to offset whatever the problem is. I work for a major health insurance company whose guidelines seem to mirror our auto insurance, minus monthly premium payments. Employees are given "x" amount of time, but the employer anticipates that you, the employee, will be fair minded and schedule that time off in advance. Life happens, for most women, menses happen and again, for the most part, it happens monthly, unisex issues are b@bies/ch.ildren get sick, cars don't start, buses don't run on schedule or sometimes not at all. It's difficult to administer discipline to men and women that use THEIR time because they call of due to their offspring being ill. Who am I to question that male employee that excercises his parental privilege to stay home to nurse his sick offspring? It's sad that employers give employees different benefits BUT it is held against the employee for using it.

I'm curious about this company in the UK, do you know whether it is a large company, perhaps 75 or more employees or is it smaller?

Thank you for finding and responding to my post. If I didn't know any better, I could have thought that there was an attempt to bury it.
By #494679 at 05,Mar,16 11:48
Ooooh Bella, things have grown soooo stupid over the last decade in the UK when it comes to "rights" and "injustices", supposedly in the name of political correctness! The original good intentions about political coorectness were (and still are) very valid and progressive thinking, but the line between equality and inequality soon blurred thanks to the suits "running" the country as they jumped on the concept, using it to score points and win votes.
It all grew so pathetic as all kinds of walks of life began whinging about being treated unfairly compared to others, so now the whole thing is beyond any sensibility!
For example, when teachers were still using chalk to write on "blackboards" in schools, a decision was made that those boards were no longer to be called "blackboards", instead they became "chalkboards" because the "black" reference in the name was potentially racist! THAT is ridiculous!
In some workplaces, although I doubt very many, they've even banned Christmas decorations and scrapped Christmas parties! AND some companies who once gave their workforce a Christmas bonus in appreciation of their hard work throughout the year no longer do so because politics now says it all causes an inequality to the people in the workforce who don't celebrate Christmas due to their religions. Bollocks! I know plenty of Muslim people and every one of them and their families love Christmas and celebrate it too! In fact, I don't know a single Christian family who actually celebrate Christmas in it's original intent or go to worship in church on the day either, so really, if the political correctness police want to spit their dummies out about it, they should consider the fact that the majority of Christians actually celebrate the religious side of it as equally as the non-Christians do, hahaha!
It's all a load of bollocks! Now too many people in the UK have this, "Well if they have the right to *blah blah*, I think I should have the right to *blah blah*. It's my country too and I pay my taxes..." attitude.
Basically, instead creating a more positive and place for everyone, it pretty much did the opposite. Meh...
By huxley999 at 27,Mar,16 17:04 other posts of huxley999 
Sorry, Mersey, but I'm firmly of the opinion that most of what you've asserted is total BS. The sort of BS that you start to believe if you read the Daily Fail too often!!

If you can give me 2 reliable sources for schools that have banned the use of the word "blackboards" I'll be astonished. Similarly, if you can name 5 companies that have banned decorations and scrapped Xmas parties (and give me evidence sources) I'll be amazed. Whilst we're at it: name 5 companies who have banned Xmas bonuses, with the same evidence provisos. Struggling? That's because it's nonsense. There is no such thing, btw, as the "political correctness police". Some (very few) may take things a tad too far, but the picture you paint is VERY far from my reality. "It's all a load of bollocks" is quite apt - but not with regards to PC.

By #496816 at 05,Mar,16 08:04
Bit off topic, but I was bemused in one workplace to find a Small bunch of dots on a little space on the wall outside the toilets, informing anyone who was sight impaired that the door to the toilets was very nearby - if I was blind I imagine going nuts with frustration if I really needed to find the braille sign... Probably would have been more to the point to give a guided tour for any sight impaired people, though it was a security sealed office floor in any case, with no sight impaired people around in all the time I was there. A case of its the thought that counts, I guess.
By bella! at 05,Mar,16 10:39 other posts of bella! 
You're absolutely spot on Vo1uble! The only thought I have is that it's said that your other senses are heightened if your missing one.

By alexblue at 24,Mar,16 13:40 other posts of alexblue 
Johan Cruyff: Netherlands football great dies of cancer aged 68..Rip..

By bella! at 22,Mar,16 15:29 other posts of bella! 
Is anyone able to address what they feel the climate is in Europe, since the bombing in Brussels?
By huxley999 at 22,Mar,16 19:24 other posts of huxley999 
I'm torn two ways -

On the one hand, most of us in Europe live outside the big cities and we are at minimal risk from terrorist activities. We, somewhat callously perhaps, see it all as "News" and don't connect too much on a personal basis.

On the other hand, it reminds me of what Christopher Hitchens said about the post-Cold War conflicts and how they would be about the struggle between theocracies and enlightment.

If you take the latter view, you're probably shitting your pants pretty much every day!

By alexblue at 19,Mar,16 21:12 other posts of alexblue 
England won the grand slam in Six Nations Rugby Union Championship...
By Arexa at 19,Mar,16 23:03 other posts of Arexa 
By alexblue at 19,Mar,16 23:44 other posts of alexblue 
With an Aussie Head Coach...

By alexblue at 27,Jul,15 22:41 other posts of alexblue 
Do the Americans here think Donald Trump is a good presidential candidate ?

I can't take the guy seriously.
By JustWill at 27,Jul,15 23:04 other posts of JustWill 
He is an idiot.
Sadly, that doesn't mean he can't become President.
Many Americans can really get behind a good idiot.
You can tell when you hear them say: "Trump thinks just like I do!"
By licksipsuckit at 28,Jul,15 09:01 other posts of licksipsuckit 
he couldn't be any worse than the last bush that was running the place, you gotta enjoy the bushisms, and trumps making a few good ones already *lix*

By alexblue at 07,Oct,15 01:01 other posts of alexblue 

By leopoldij at 07,Oct,15 01:05 other posts of leopoldij 
That's exactly the way they thought about DubDubya. "Hey, here's a guy like me, a loser, he drinks beer , watches TV , likes guns..."

By _avg_ at 10,Nov,15 23:24 other posts of _avg_ 
I wish I could laugh at that, I really do...

By #316057 at 07,Oct,15 01:48
he hide's his gun
By alexblue at 07,Oct,15 15:03 other posts of alexblue 

By leopoldij at 07,Oct,15 16:56 other posts of leopoldij 
He looks cuter this way.

By #495558 at 07,Oct,15 17:04
anyone is better than the current Yam we have at 1600....
By Sinjid306 at 07,Oct,15 22:34 other posts of Sinjid306 
Why's that?
By #495558 at 31,Oct,15 17:08
keep your politics in your Igloo This is a US matter
By Sinjid306 at 10,Nov,15 22:40 other posts of Sinjid306 
You're my largest economic trading partner. Who governs your country is entirely my business.

By #495452 at 09,Oct,15 23:14
Compared to those other friggin morons and lying bastards that would steal their mothers used tampon for a nickel who is this great leader you would vote for besides absolutely no-one? Trump is a good business man and because of these bozo's china has us by the balls for 19 trillion dollars..
By #480735 at 27,Oct,15 22:10
Feel the Bern!
By alexblue at 05,Dec,15 11:13 other posts of alexblue 
Do you think he will even get a chance to run for the presidency ?

He should start his own party ...

By _avg_ at 10,Nov,15 23:39 other posts of _avg_ 
Americans, in general, don't take Trump seriously, either. He's got about 20% support among Republicans, who themselves represent about 45% of all Americans, meaning he doesn't even have majority support *in his own party,* much less broadly.

But he still gets eyeballs and thus will still have the media's attention while he's got 'em...

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By leopoldij at 05,Dec,15 15:47 other posts of leopoldij 
Do you want a Donald Trump sex doll as a gift for Christmas?

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By allnatural at 22,Jan,16 13:16 other posts of allnatural 
Does it have a yuuuuuuge cock?
By leopoldij at 22,Jan,16 17:54 other posts of leopoldij 
No. He has no cock in fact. It was chopped off when he was young.

By licksipsuckit at 26,Jan,16 03:11 other posts of licksipsuckit 
doesnt matter how big his cock is, he has a gold plated jacuzzi *lix*

By #505755 at 18,Feb,16 19:18
Now if it had a fukable mouth for a HUUUuuge cock then it would catch on.
By licksipsuckit at 04,Mar,16 17:08 other posts of licksipsuckit 
you'd think they'd make one with an extra large mouth *lix*

By alexblue at 19,Feb,16 22:04 other posts of alexblue 
Donald Trump called for a boycott of Apple on Friday after the company refused to decrypt an iPhone for the FBI.

The Republican front-runner said that Apple should be boycotted until it complies with the California court order asking the company to decrypt the phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters who killed 14 people in a rampage at a holiday party in December.

The phone, an iPhone 5C, was issued by Farook's employer, the city health department.

"What I think you oughta do is boycott Apple until such time as they give that security number," Trump said at an event in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. "The phone's owned by the government! Not even his phone!"

"Tim Cook is looking to do a big number, probably to show how liberal he is," Trump said.

The call follows previous comments from Trump that Apple needed to reverse its position, as he seeks to increase pressure on the company during the election season.

Trump has become the latest politician in the presidential race to side with the FBI over the issue. On Wednesday, Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz came out in favour of the government at a CNN town hall event, with Cruz saying that resisting the request was akin to defying a search warrant.

Apple kickstarted a nationwide debate over encryption after CEO Tim Cook published a letter Tuesday explaining why the company would resist the court order. "The government is asking Apple to hack our own users and undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers," Cook said.

Trump was quick to criticize Apple after the letter was published. "Who do they [Apple] think they are?" he asked on "Fox and Friends" on Wednesday morning.

The comments were made the day before the South Carolina Republican primary, where Trump is looking to maintain momentum after a win in New Hampshire.

I never thought I would agree with Trump....

On a side note about Apple,if you get your phone/tablet repaired by a non-approved tech guy,or a part is replaced in said product by a non apple part it shuts off and is rendered dead...
By licksipsuckit at 20,Feb,16 04:07 other posts of licksipsuckit 
well that disproves the theory that the government is listening into our phones, l don't think there is any information that will stop any other killing in usa, its not the phones that killed people, its the guns that killed them...what ever information is on it, wont bring back the lives killed and probably wont stop the next slaughter of innocent people...when are the people going to call a halt to the idiotic gun laws there??? *lix*
By alexblue at 20,Feb,16 04:40 other posts of alexblue 
Anyone can listen in on your calls, they can get intercepted between satellites..most governments have red flag systems for certain words...

If you type b0mb into google your ip is recorded ,google keeps info on people's ip's for at least two years...same as gmail...

Android is made by google,so any government just hacks google for info...

apple are just being stoopid by ignoring FBI requests...
and apple can be hacked like anything in one's and zeroes,looked what happened to all those celebs whose icloud accounts got hacked....

And it won't bring those people who lost their lives back,but the info on that device could lead to stopping other nutters intent on doing the same thing...

As for guns....I wouldn't even know where to start in trying to 'debate' that subject...

By leopoldij at 20,Feb,16 08:49 other posts of leopoldij 
"when are the people going to call a halt to the idiotic gun laws there???"

By cumdump at 20,Feb,16 18:07 other posts of cumdump 
We have too many gun laws and very little enforcement. Firearms are nothing but a tool. A vehicle, a knife, a bat, an extension cord, a pipe wrench, a cast iron skillet, a letter opener, an ash tray, a bow and arrow have all been used to commit murder. Hasn't history taught us enough of the equation to figure out that man has been killing each other since creation and will continue to do so until the end of the human race. If someone wants to wack someone bad enough, it doesn't matter if they have a firearm or not. They will run them over, stab them many times, or club them, or even take advantage of the countless forms of poison anyone can buy. Felons can't have a firearm. So, throw them in the slammer for life if they get caught with one. They need much stiffer penalties, not countless more laws that effect only the law abiding citizens and not the criminals that clearly have no respect for the law to begin with. Since the creation of automobiles they have caused as many deaths as casualties the US has sustained in every military action since the revolutionary war times 2 or 3 (sorry I can't remember which.) Yet, everyone says we have a right to own a four wheel death machine...
By leopoldij at 20,Feb,16 21:03 other posts of leopoldij 
You miss one obvious thing. The automobile's primary function is to transport you from point A to point B. The gun's primary function is to kill or wound. Nobody gets behind the wheel intending to kill, whereas many people trigger a gun in order to kill.
By cumdump at 20,Feb,16 22:00 other posts of cumdump 
That's funny. I have been hunting since 8 years old. I served in the military for 8. Minus veterans from Vietnam, korea, and ww2, I have never met someone that has shot someone. I have met a few that has accidentally ended people's lives from behind a wheel. And might I add that I went to high school at an inner city gang land. And yet, I have never met someone that shot someone. A gun can't load itself, it can't aim itself, it can't fire itself. 99% of gun owners will never shoot anyone. So stop treading on the second amendment because of the actions of actually less than one percent of 321,500,000. I will give up my guns when they outlaw vehicles, baseball bats, golf clubs, bricks, rocks, knives. Oh wait wouldn't that be communism. Good thing we wouldn't be able to defend the constitution. People say, but we have a reserve unit, we have a national Guard unit...LMAO. yep. Guardsmen, check...weapons, check...ammo,hundreds of miles away stored in their war ration bunker. By the time they send the 5 tons to draw the ammo and return the entire state could be overran. But that wouldn't happen thanks to the second amendment. The guard units out here store there ammo in Colorado and northern Wisconsin. Our armed services don't prevent invasion, "we the people do." On base, ammo is stored miles away. The only one with bullets are the MPs. They could stick an empty magazine in their M-4 and run around yelling bang, bang at thanks, I will keep my firearms.
By #210252 at 21,Feb,16 17:42
You are correct in all you say .
By cumdump at 22,Feb,16 18:15 other posts of cumdump 
What's even funnier, is the fact that the bunkers are under lock and key, and extremely tight security. But if an attack did happen after hours, the bunkers can't be accessed by anyone else other than the ammo technicians that would all be miles away on liberty. It would take hours to just acquire the proper signatures on the proper forms to obtain the ammo. Hours to locate the technicians, hours to locate a dispatcher to find a driver that is certified to haul the ammo, and a few more hours to find a dispatcher and mechanic to sign off on the safety quality check required before it can be dispatched for ammo. Essentially, a group of wackos could take over a base during the middle of the week at night. They would just have a few MPS to contend with. Then all of the troops weapons are stored in the armory. And yet again, only a few can access the armory, and they won't pass out weapons without the proper authority. Bases have only a couple of gates. And at night people could bypass a gate on foot. We used to do it all the time to avoid being pinched for drinking Before 21. They don't trust the military with ammo, but they will trust the police ... When the secretary of defense showed up to give a little speech while we were in the field so he could kiss some Generals butts our command collected all of our bolts from our weapons. But yet, police can pack loaded weapons anywhere.

By huxley999 at 20,Feb,16 14:09 other posts of huxley999 
I'm no fan of big business but, on this occasion, I think Apple are absolutely correct to take the stance they have. Their statement makes perfect sense to me.

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By #458225 at 20,Feb,16 14:22
I, too, agree with Apple. Someone has got to start standing up for the individual. I, also, agree with licksip, it's not the phones that kill, people do, just as trump is trying to assassinate Apple's character. Don't agree with trump and, never have agreed with fox's news.
By alexblue at 20,Feb,16 15:28 other posts of alexblue 
Phones are used for correspondence between the FBI can uncover more intel on that phone about who was involved...phones are weapons's the digital age and people are still unaware of how much their phone is tied to an individual....

I don't agree with most of what Trump says,but on this point I agree with him....

By alexblue at 20,Feb,16 15:24 other posts of alexblue 
It's a load of crap. apple are saying if you want to do i.llegal shit use their product....and apple is not as secure as everyone,including apple seem to think....

apple are protecting no-one except their profits/shareholders..

It's about apple protecting every aspect of their product/business like some ocd sufferer.

When will people see apple for what it is....
By huxley999 at 20,Feb,16 16:40 other posts of huxley999 
Just because you say so doesn't make it true!! If you don't think there's a trade off to be made between privacy and security you're naïve, but we all have our own ideas of where the balance is. The FBI are, in my opinion, overstepping the mark and (as Apple says) trying to oblige them to make a phone that's susceptible to a "skeleton key". And that could apply to every phone! If you let any government increase their ability to interfere with our basic freedoms (like privacy) you're on a VERY slippery slope.
By alexblue at 20,Feb,16 16:59 other posts of alexblue 
I just offered my view on what I think and what I know from dealing with apple...Civil liberties v big business..

You do know that 90% of the web is hidden don't you ?
Cuz google/apple make it that apple and google do more to stop your freedom of choice than you know...

apple are susceptible to hacking just like anything else,apple are making a big issue over security for whatever reason they are saying...

ever hear of jailbreaking iphones... security my ass...
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Governments are slaves to big business,for once it's the other way round..
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Just read an interesting piece...

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By huxley999 at 26,Feb,16 11:34 other posts of huxley999 
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Looks like this story has legs!!

By huxley999 at 02,Mar,16 17:02 other posts of huxley999 
Good to hear that the legal "tide" seems to be on Apple's side - at least for the moment!!

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By alexblue at 03,Mar,16 04:06 other posts of alexblue 
Apple will win, I had a look at other precedents set before.
Some ped0 dude couldn'd be f0rced to unencrypt his devices how are the government gonna do it to apple..

apple don't need to have a back door/skeleton key for data to be retrieved...they have helped the FBI numerous times...

Apple have diagnostic tests they run from mini usb so all they have to do is plug it in and they've got the data...

but apple won't tell you that,most people didn't even realise their phones could go dead just for getting it repaired by non apple approved people....

A few weeks ago,iPhones were getting bricked just by people putting in a certain went viral and people put it to the test and starting bricking phones in apple stores ...

I'm on the side of privacy,but I detest apple with a are making a big deal out of usual..

I just agreed with Trump on boycotting apple....and if TTIP goes ahead ,apple will not likely be asked again to help the governments of the US OR Europe (so governments will get hackers to help them,that's worse to me)cuz they would be able to sue the governments for damaging their business rep...

China and Russia already hack apple(they've been using American hackers for years) TBH apple should be truthful about how they really operate instead of what they feed the masses...

A bit of a rant I know,but it's how I see it from talking to people that know way more about tech stuff than me..
By huxley999 at 03,Mar,16 16:17 other posts of huxley999 
Good points, well made.

I'm no fan of Apple either but, picture this:

I'm free to use the Internet to seek truly independent views (like yours) on companies like Apple and then make a decision on whether to buy their products. I own zero Apple products btw! The Trumpster can call for a boycott of Apple, but if it's because (as well as all the crappy stuff they do) they are telling the Feds to stop doing stuff, based on really old legal precedents, that impact on the privacy of users I'm on board.
By licksipsuckit at 04,Mar,16 17:07 other posts of licksipsuckit 
yeah l don't own any apple products either, l think theyre over rated *lix*

By alexblue at 28,Feb,16 08:45 other posts of alexblue 
Has anyone here heard of TTIP ? and has it affected you directly ?
By licksipsuckit at 01,Mar,16 04:29 other posts of licksipsuckit 
it affects you directly when the locally made products that you trusted all your life turn up to made in india and china now, with the writing so small you can barely read it..made in third world countries where standards arent as strict, what could possibly go wrong?? *lix*

By huxley999 at 02,Mar,16 17:00 other posts of huxley999 
TTIP (if sealed) is another assault on "our" rights for the benefit of big business. If you think you live in a true democracy stop kidding yourself - the vast majority of us live in plutocracies.
By licksipsuckit at 03,Mar,16 04:17 other posts of licksipsuckit 
nothing is democratic, its the big end of town running the show, the government is just the puppet show put on for the little people to give them hope and belief in a fair system while theyre being shafted by white collar boys...
the world is starting to shatter, and no one wants to hear the truth, so long as they have their nike shoes made by 8 yo ch!ldren from 3rd world countries and their iphones loaded with selfies of themselves, theyre happy...*lix*

By licksipsuckit at 01,Mar,16 04:24 other posts of licksipsuckit 
the disgusting behaviour of catholic priests is highlighted today by cardinal Pells poor memory and bullshit excuses, saying he had no recollection of the priests in question being moved from parish to parish after they were caught with their hands in the pants of minors.
How long must this bullshit and crimes be covered up and the culprits let go without any recourse for what they have done to ruin in some cases these innocent k!ds lives...the bastards should be strung up by the nuts and kicked repeatedly till they die for their sins...
But lm sure they will all get off scott free again, the money they pay to the barristers to tell more lies and make reasonable doubt for these sickos..the world needs more vigilantes to rid the world of this scum..*lix*

By alexblue at 21,Feb,16 15:30 other posts of alexblue 
Congrats to thirdleg for winning the inaugural excitement prize..

Nice one bro....
By thirdleg at 21,Feb,16 18:22 other posts of thirdleg 
Thanks a lot Alex! You're quite the gracious gentleman.

Everyone, particularly you, certainly kept me excited alright! Everyone on here is a winner in my eyes, honestly. I would have been content anywhere in the top 10 with this great group. Cheers to you, mate. Thanks again, bro--much appreciated.

By leopoldij at 20,Feb,16 08:50 other posts of leopoldij 
US Justice Scalia died.
Good riddance.
By sinanff47 at 21,Feb,16 00:03 other posts of sinanff47 
I was a bit taken aback by your strong words here. So I looked up a list of his votings/rulings over that last 20+ years. Wow, yes, what an ultra-conservative, backwards thinking man!
By leopoldij at 21,Feb,16 07:05 other posts of leopoldij 
He was not just bad. He was not just pompous and full of himself. He was not just an asshole, but also an idiot. In his words, he thought that the Devil is a real person because:
"Many more intelligent people than you or me have believed in the Devil."
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His favorite one-liner was:
"No man should see how laws or sausages are made." 
(This summarizes (1) his idiocy and (2) his degree of fairness/transparency (hint: none).)

By #160779 at 19,Feb,16 22:16
To the Americans. Uou are about to elect a new president.
Want to see what an idiot president can do to a country - look at Zimbabwe and South Africa.
By licksipsuckit at 19,Feb,16 23:44 other posts of licksipsuckit 
look at what Bush did to the world when the took away the only leader that could keep them under control, now we are all paying the price for having idiots in charge, l dont think you could any worse than that really *lix*
By leopoldij at 20,Feb,16 01:15 other posts of leopoldij 
Yes you can. Trump could be even worse.

By alexblue at 19,Feb,16 22:29 other posts of alexblue 
Harper Lee, the US author who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning book To K!ll a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89.

Her 1960 novel about a c.hild's eye view of racial injustice in the fictional southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, became standard reading for millions of young people.

By 2015, its sales were reported by publisher HarperCollins to be more than 40 million worldwide, making it one of the most widely read American novels of the 20th century.

And when the Library of Congress did a survey in 1991 on books that have affected people's lives, To K!ll a Mockingbird was second only to the Bible.

A family statement said: "With great sadness, Ms Lee passed away in her s.leep early this morning. Her passing was unexpected.

"She remained in good basic health until her passing. The family is in mourning and there will be a private funeral service in the upcoming days, as she had requested. Ms Lee was 89."

Hank Conner, Ms Lee's oldest n.ephew and family spokesperson said: "This is a sad day for our family. America and the world knew Harper Lee as one of the last century’s most beloved authors.

"We knew her as Nelle Harper Lee, a loving member of our family, a devoted friend to the many good people who touched her life, and a generous soul in our community and our state. We will miss her dearly."

Publisher Random House tweeted: "Today we lost a beautiful writer. RIP Harper Lee."

For decades it was thought Lee would never follow up To Kill A Mockingbird - but in July last year Go Set A Watchman was published.

By leopoldij at 17,Feb,16 09:31 other posts of leopoldij 
The Pope sold his Harley Davidson bike for $284,000:
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He also sold his leather jacket.
(No mention about leather whips though. )
By licksipsuckit at 17,Feb,16 15:56 other posts of licksipsuckit 
we did a special deal on his spats, hot pants and whips, got a bargain too...*lix*
By alexblue at 18,Feb,16 18:48 other posts of alexblue 
Maybe he sold his Holy Davidson too....
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By licksipsuckit at 18,Feb,16 20:28 other posts of licksipsuckit 
He should be able to fund cardinal Pells airfare back to Australia to face allegations of wrong doings. *lix *

By alexblue at 18,Feb,16 17:18 other posts of alexblue 
12 B.aby Names That Should Be I.llegal


In January, a French couple's choice for their d.aughter got the axe. "It is contrary to the c.hild's interest to have a name that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts," the judge pronounced. Though companies in the U.S. have petitioned to protect their trademarks, the law only protects competing industries, of which a c.hild is not. So, alas, Americans continue dubbing their tykes after their favorite brands. Recent chart-climbers include: Cartier, Chanel, Dior, L'Oreal, Armani, Nike, Piaget, Porsche, and Mercedes.


In Tennessee, a judge told two parents that they couldn't name their Messiah. The parents had gone to court in August 2013 requesting to change the c.hild's last name, but instead the judge said they should also amend the first name. To her, it just wasn't an OK name for a mere mortal. Her request to deny Messiah his birth name was later overturned because of religious bias, and the c.hild joined the ranks of several thousand others with the name. (In 2014, it was in the top 300 most popular names.)


When an Arizona couple named their b.aby Isis, they were thinking of the Egyptian goddess and m.other of Horus, whose maternal and magical spirit were highly revered by the ancient people. But everyone knows that Isis' mythology has been trumped by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the group known for a whole host of terrible world events in recent years. So, maybe choose another name whose history hasn't been usurped by v.iolence and hatred? Just a thought.


Cannons k.ill people, but b.abies generally do not — so why name your c.hild after a destructive weapon of war? Sure, it may sound kind of hardcore, and more than 600 others share the name annually, but parents get to pick one — one! — first name for their c.hild. But it also is part of a trend to name k.ids after weapons: Colt and Remington are also currently climbing the charts.

Winner and Loser

When two Harlem-based b.rothers, Winner and Loser Lane, were born, it was like their destinies were cut out for them. Except that Winner became a criminal while Loser became a detective. Not so much. In this very weird naming case, the irony is almost (almost) worse than the names themselves


One couple in San Francisco named their c.hild Hashtag, which begs the question: Why? Unless they founded Twitter or are a huge fan of the rotary phone, this is one name that simply shouldn't be allowed. Ever. What's next? Retweet and Quote?


A Chinese couple wanted to dub their son "@." But at least they had a sweet reason (and not his lifelong torture in mind): In Chinese, @ is pronounced "ai-ta" which is very similar to a phrase that means "love him." In the U.S., you also can't use numerals or symbols. But, like Harper Seven Beckham's parents did, you can spell them out. Phew!

Adolf Hitler

New Jersey's Adolf Hitler literally takes the cake. An infamous white supremacist couple named their s.on Adolf Hitler Campbell — and his poor s.ister JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. Guess what? The k.ids' names still haven't been changed. But though the parents have the legal right to choose these monikers, the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services ended up taking the c.hildren after reports of a.buse.


Social media users, take heed. Recently, Mexico banned the name Facebook! We get it: It's one thing to have your tot's picture all over the network. It's another to have them share the same name. (Though an Egyptian dad also dubbed his girl Facebook and got away with it. Perhaps she can befriend the Israeli tot named Like?)


Several k.ids have been named Lucifer, but one Utah c.hild's parents actually believe he's the anti-Christ. It's just poor form to brand your c.hild with the name of Satan. Plus, what if he ever wants to become a priest?

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii

Okay, this one was deemed i.llegal. Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii was born in 1999 in New Zealand. At age 9, her parents split and the family went to court. When the judge found out she hated it, he made her a ward of the state so she could rename herself. (In the U.S., this one would likely be banned simply because of laws limiting the number of characters.)

By leopoldij at 15,Feb,16 19:22 other posts of leopoldij 
The discovery of gravitational waves was announced a few days ago. only registered users can see external links
It was on page 1 of almost every major newspaper.
Why do you think this discovery is important?
By JeffinKS at 17,Feb,16 09:45 other posts of JeffinKS 
because like light and sound.... waves can be manipulated and bent.... gravity was thought to be constant.....
By leopoldij at 17,Feb,16 17:51 other posts of leopoldij 
I don't think it's correct to say that gravity was thought to be constant. It changes everywhere. Close to Earth is much stronger than 50 miles above the ground. On the moon it's less than the Earth, etc.

By leopoldij at 16,Feb,16 13:28 other posts of leopoldij 
Here's another not-so-new piece of news.
Ron Jeremy is know going to church:

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By licksipsuckit at 16,Feb,16 19:40 other posts of licksipsuckit 
he's a sleaze bag that guy...lve never been able to watch his greasy arse videos, he makes my pussy dry up instantly *lix*
By leopoldij at 17,Feb,16 01:55 other posts of leopoldij 
I totally agree with you. I think he's hideous. Nothing sexy about him. But there must be people who like him, otherwise he wouldn't have been in the top 10 of porn stars ever.
By licksipsuckit at 17,Feb,16 03:13 other posts of licksipsuckit 
l saw him in real life at sexpo a few years back and he's even uglier in person, he thinks he's hot and the guys all loved him, but the girls were all repulsed, he must pay them a shitload to get his cock in them..theres not enough money in the world to make me want to take my pants off in his presence, and guys worshipped him, l guess thats why they sell videos, its the dudes that like him *lix*
By leopoldij at 17,Feb,16 05:48 other posts of leopoldij 
Wrong, wrong, wrong. I hated his ugly face and his manners. I only watched his videos for a few minutes for a laugh, as a parody of sex. I kept saying that if HE can fuck all these girls then anyone can. I mean, ok, he has a big cock that stays hard and cums, and I have a small cock but I also stay hard and cum, and, moreover, I like sex as sex and love to please a woman rather than behave like this Jeremy shit.

So, we're in agreement.

By alexblue at 14,Feb,16 10:57 other posts of alexblue 
The Church of England has defended a tweet it sent praying for secularist Richard Dawkins after he had a stroke.

The Church tweeted on Friday "Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family" after the author fell ill on 5 February.

It was retweeted more than 1,000 times and led some to question if it was mocking the British atheist's position.

But the Church's communications director defended the comment, saying it was a "genuine tweet offering prayer for a public person who was unwell".

By leopoldij at 14,Feb,16 11:37 other posts of leopoldij 
I believe it's genuine. Anyway, different people think differently and some will definitely take it as a mocking, but some will swear it's genuine. One can interpret the word "prayers" as wishes after all.
By alexblue at 15,Feb,16 13:00 other posts of alexblue 
I just thought it was a funny thing to offer prayer for someone like Richard Dawkins....
By licksipsuckit at 15,Feb,16 16:05 other posts of licksipsuckit 
religious nuts will do anything to push their cause upon others, l believe everything they do is a stunt to gain popularity with the masses *lix*
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By leopoldij at 15,Feb,16 17:38 other posts of leopoldij 
Thumbs up for being so logical (besides being sexy).

By leopoldij at 15,Feb,16 17:37 other posts of leopoldij 
Yes. Indeed!

By alexblue at 11,Feb,16 12:05 other posts of alexblue 
Cam happened to him during superbowl 50,the QB is the guy who everyone in the team looks towards when it ain't going so well...he looked shell shocked...and the offensive co-ordinator needs to be slapped, how many times can you run the same play on 1st down ffs....

By Arexa at 05,Feb,16 08:19 other posts of Arexa 
Best breakfast ever... Vodka with a splash of cranberry juice and a freshly packed bowl... lol

I fuckin love weekends.
By bella! at 05,Feb,16 10:41 other posts of bella! 
Uh, today is only Friday.
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