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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby musicalprostitute » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:46 pm

Elessar wrote:Yeah, fuck freedom of speech, let’s protect Trump.

In other news, Brexit goes from strength to strength:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-44762836


The mayor has become an embarrassment.
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Elessar » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:06 pm

Hunt is no longer Health Sec!!!

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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby JLP » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:12 pm

Elessar wrote:Hunt is no longer Health Sec!!!

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At last, some good news.
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby icy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:26 pm

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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Elessar » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:31 pm

JLP wrote:
Elessar wrote:Hunt is no longer Health Sec!!!

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At last, some good news.


His replacement will be awful I’m sure, but I think we’re just utterly sick of Hunt so him going is still great news.
 
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby JLP » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:43 am

So a man whose surname rhymes with a not nice term for female genitalia is replaced by a man whose name ends in ock. And they say the Tories aren't screwing the NHS.
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Sole Survivor » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:56 pm

Like him or loathe him, at least Trump is delivering on his election promises, however controversial anyone here may find them. At least people know where they stand with him, which is more than can be said about our prime minister. I'm grateful at least that he had the cojones to call her on failing to deliver what the British people voted for.
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby JLP » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:09 pm

Sole Survivor wrote:Like him or loathe him, at least Trump is delivering on his election promises, however controversial anyone here may find them. At least people know where they stand with him, which is more than can be said about our prime minister. I'm grateful at least that he had the cojones to call her on failing to deliver what the British people voted for.


If I remember correctly, Obama was lambasted on here for commentating on Brexit during the referendum. But it is OK for this sexist, xenophobic test to intervene. Why is that I wonder.
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Elessar » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:24 pm

JLP wrote:
Sole Survivor wrote:Like him or loathe him, at least Trump is delivering on his election promises, however controversial anyone here may find them. At least people know where they stand with him, which is more than can be said about our prime minister. I'm grateful at least that he had the cojones to call her on failing to deliver what the British people voted for.


If I remember correctly, Obama was lambasted on here for commentating on Brexit during the referendum. But it is OK for this sexist, xenophobic test to intervene. Why is that I wonder.


What a mystery!

Something to do with that wonderful country that keeps taking out British citizens on British soil, perhaps?

PS Little Croatia deserve some kudos for calling out their warmongering hosts during this World Cup
 
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Sole Survivor » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:50 pm

JLP wrote:
Sole Survivor wrote:Like him or loathe him, at least Trump is delivering on his election promises, however controversial anyone here may find them. At least people know where they stand with him, which is more than can be said about our prime minister. I'm grateful at least that he had the cojones to call her on failing to deliver what the British people voted for.


If I remember correctly, Obama was lambasted on here for commentating on Brexit during the referendum. But it is OK for this sexist, xenophobic test to intervene. Why is that I wonder.

Easily explained. Obama effectively THREATENED the UK that we'd be 'back of the queue' if we voted leave- he DIRECTLY tried to influence the vote, which is why I lambasted him for it. Trump at least tried to raise the issue of whether or not we are getting what we voted for in as diplomatic a way as he could. Dunno about you, but I don;t like ANY foreign power trying to tell ME who or what to vote for- and before Ellie gets out the virtue signal to call SJWman into action, I personally couldn't give less of a f*ck what the skin colour of the person is.
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Elessar » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:58 pm

Sole Survivor wrote:
JLP wrote:
Sole Survivor wrote:Like him or loathe him, at least Trump is delivering on his election promises, however controversial anyone here may find them. At least people know where they stand with him, which is more than can be said about our prime minister. I'm grateful at least that he had the cojones to call her on failing to deliver what the British people voted for.


If I remember correctly, Obama was lambasted on here for commentating on Brexit during the referendum. But it is OK for this sexist, xenophobic test to intervene. Why is that I wonder.

Easily explained. Obama effectively THREATENED the UK that we'd be 'back of the queue' if we voted leave- he DIRECTLY tried to influence the vote, which is why I lambasted him for it. Trump at least tried to raise the issue of whether or not we are getting what we voted for in as diplomatic a way as he could. Dunno about you, but I don;t like ANY foreign power trying to tell ME who or what to vote for- and before Ellie gets out the virtue signal to call SJWman into action, I personally couldn't give less of a f*ck what the skin colour of the person is.


Wow - my little stealth attacks have far less impact when I have to explain them.

I was making a reference to you supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; nothing to do with Obama’s skin colour :?

That said, it’s a rather depressing sign of the times that you think that anyone calling out skin-colour based criticism of Obama - although on this occasion a straw man - would be a SJW/virtue signaller.
 
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Sole Survivor » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:06 pm

I've never supported Russia's invasion of Ukraine, so you can stick that accusation where the sun don't shine. What I objected to was the way that the EU influenced (And still does) Ukraine's voting system, to the point where there is a fascist/nationalist group in prominent positions in their parliament, and fascist/nationalist flags fly openly above the city halls of certain oblasts in Ukraine- I've been there myself and seen them personally. This is what led Putin to annex Crimea, which was not an invasion, and even most Ukrainians don't see it as such, save for the fascist/nationalist right. That's because the population in Crimea has always been Russian, due to the Baltic fleet being based there, and it was only ceded to Ukraine as a goodwill gesture by Nikita Kruschev during the days of the USSR. As such, it was an empty gesture that was quickly taken up by nationalists as soon as the USSR broke up.
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby JLP » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:08 pm

Sole Survivor wrote:
JLP wrote:
Sole Survivor wrote:Like him or loathe him, at least Trump is delivering on his election promises, however controversial anyone here may find them. At least people know where they stand with him, which is more than can be said about our prime minister. I'm grateful at least that he had the cojones to call her on failing to deliver what the British people voted for.


If I remember correctly, Obama was lambasted on here for commentating on Brexit during the referendum. But it is OK for this sexist, xenophobic test to intervene. Why is that I wonder.

Easily explained. Obama effectively THREATENED the UK that we'd be 'back of the queue' if we voted leave- he DIRECTLY tried to influence the vote, which is why I lambasted him for it. Trump at least tried to raise the issue of whether or not we are getting what we voted for in as diplomatic a way as he could. Dunno about you, but I don;t like ANY foreign power trying to tell ME who or what to vote for- and before Ellie gets out the virtue signal to call SJWman into action, I personally couldn't give less of a f*ck what the skin colour of the person is.



Trump said we were not getting what we voted for. But all we were asked is did we want to leave or stay in the EU. He then went on to say that British people shared his views on immigration. Yet when I said immigration was an issue that affected the result of the referendum, I was shot down in flames on bere.
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Elessar » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:12 pm

Sole Survivor wrote:I've never supported Russia's invasion of Ukraine, so you can stick that accusation where the sun don't shine. What I objected to was the way that the EU influenced (And still does) Ukraine's voting system, to the point where there is a fascist/nationalist group in prominent positions in their parliament, and fascist/nationalist flags fly openly above the city halls of certain oblasts in Ukraine- I've been there myself and seen them personally. This is what led Putin to annex Crimea, which was not an invasion, and even most Ukrainians don't see it as such, save for the fascist/nationalist right. That's because the population in Crimea has always been Russian, due to the Baltic fleet being based there, and it was only ceded to Ukraine as a goodwill gesture by Nikita Kruschev during the days of the USSR. As such, it was an empty gesture that was quickly taken up by nationalists as soon as the USSR broke up.


Every Ukrainian I spoke to there 6 weeks ago hated the Russians, but I’m sure they were all part of the minority.
 
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Re: The New News Thread.

Postby Sole Survivor » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:34 pm

Ask them what colour flags fly over their city halls- yellow and blue, or red and black- if the latter, their local oblast is run by a fascist/nationalist party member. That's the flag currently flying over my in-law's city hall...
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