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Aug 29, 2019, 04:42 PM
 
Prince Andrew in “I had no idea that my friend, a convicted paedophile, was a paedophile”shock
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Sep 5, 2019, 12:16 PM
 
Someone should stop letting President Dementia scribble on NOAA charts with sharpie.
     
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Sep 11, 2019, 11:53 AM
 
NOAA staff threatened with firing for contradicting the "president"
     
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Sep 14, 2019, 08:38 PM
 
Radio 4 presenter (our equivalent of your NPR) couldn't help but laugh at how pathetic Trump has been over this whole debacle.
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Sep 24, 2019, 05:01 PM
 
Some small corner of hell got a little frosty today. McConnell has fast-tracked a resolution calling for the Ukraine whistleblower documents to be released to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Oct 12, 2019, 06:30 PM
 
Interior Department set to begin privatizing National Park assets and services. Campgrounds look to be the first service handed over to corporate management. I always felt Yosemite or Yellowstone really need a KOA.
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Oct 13, 2019, 05:19 PM
 
that is bad. Not that koa itself is bad, but privatizing public lands is bad.
     
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Nov 2, 2019, 01:25 PM
 
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Nov 3, 2019, 05:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
I want to tease the interesting questions out of this article.

What’s the ethical reaction to a design flaw if one believes something shouldn’t have been built in the first place?

Is it better for Border Patrol to chase people away before they get over, or let them get over so they can be caught (and also have a chance of escape)?

How many batteries does it take to run two Sawzalls for 20 minutes?
     
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Nov 3, 2019, 04:25 PM
 
New White House Halloween Party Game: Build that Wall!
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Nov 3, 2019, 06:04 PM
 
On next weeks episode of 'America down the toilet', the president founds The Trump Youth and helps train the first new 5-year-old recruits to stab Mexicans on the White House lawn....
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Nov 4, 2019, 09:33 AM
 
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Nov 16, 2019, 11:07 AM
 
Anyone have a guess how quickly Trump will pardon Stone? Or, if he will? As I understand it, if Stone accepts a pardon, he is admitting guilt and no longer has any immunity from testifying to Congress.
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Nov 27, 2019, 05:27 PM
 
Apparently, in trade talks with the British government, the Trump administration has been insisting the UK sell-off the NHS. And the tories appear to be ok with it.
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Nov 27, 2019, 06:03 PM
 
Looks like the UK would have to become a US vassal as the price of a US trade deal after Brexit.
He [Corbyn] said that as well as healthcare, the documents showed the talks had covered areas like food safety, workers' rights and gender discrimination where the US was seeking to tear down UK regulatory barriers.

And they show an absolute refusal from Washington for climate change to be mentioned in any final deal, he said.
Oh, and Trump wants the UK to lengthen drug patents, so we can charge them out the wazoo, just like we do here. Corporate Sovereignty is mentioned too - gotta let US corporations sue the UK government, if legal changes cost them profits.

Maybe the UK should become the 51st state. They'd get legal rights that way, not just the costs.
     
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Nov 27, 2019, 07:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Maybe the UK should become the 51st state. They'd get legal rights that way, not just the costs.
And give them the right to vote? It’d be much smarter to make them a territory, you wouldn’t want those “socialist” ideals like proper health care to become normalized. Works great for Puerto Rico!
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Nov 27, 2019, 08:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
It’d be much smarter to make them a territory...
Dare we say...a colony???
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Nov 28, 2019, 05:54 AM
 
Pssst, I thought we agreed to not use the C-word any longer … 
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Nov 28, 2019, 03:53 PM
 
Is this getting any notice in the UK? We get BBC World News on our local NPR station and, while they spoke at length about the election in-general, there was no mention of this. Seems like “The tories have an agreement with Trump to sell-off the NHS” would be something worth at least a mention.
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Nov 28, 2019, 04:24 PM
 
It's dropped off the front page of The Guardian too, and that's on the UK edition.

If the Brits really don't mind, then I wouldn't do a Trump and screw them over for healthcare, drug prices, and corporate lawsuits. That makes long-term enemies. Why not do something positive instead, like supporting normal English spellings? Something other than trying to screw them out of all their money.
     
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Nov 28, 2019, 05:41 PM
 
The whole idea seems a bit, I dunno... fanciful?

Speaking of, I like the idea of making the UK a territory and giving them guns.
     
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Nov 29, 2019, 03:13 AM
 
Awesome things the UK would get:

Cheaper gas
Free TV
Plutocrats instead of aristocrats
Fahrenheit (you’ll thank me for this one)
Greener money
Easier right turns
Better food... and lots of it
Football with brain injuries
Naval superiority
Apple products on launch day
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Nov 30, 2019, 01:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Awesome things the UK would get:

Cheaper gas - Doubt it
Free TV - We have some already
Plutocrats instead of aristocrats - We have both already
Fahrenheit (you’ll thank me for this one) - We won't
Greener money - In colour only
Easier right turns - This is not something we struggle with
Better food... and lots of it - I doubt this is true any more. We certainly have higher standards
Football with brain injuries - You need the brain injuries to sit through all the ads.
Naval superiority - Been there, done that.
Apple products on launch day - We usually have this.
Interstates - Why would we want these?
Turns out anything you write inside the quote tags doesn't count towards your post length.
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Nov 30, 2019, 03:59 PM
 
At least you tried with the football one.
     
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Yesterday, 11:24 PM
 
Donald Trump Jr. (prez's oldest son) took a summer hunting trip to Mongolia. Got the proper permits, shot a rare and endangered sheep (with big horns), and returned with pictures.

Oh wait, it didn't happen in that order.

1) Donald Trump Jr visited Mongolia in August for a hunting trip.
2) Using a rifle with laser sight, he shot the rare sheep at night. Shooting a sleeping animal takes great skill.
3) He met with Mongolia's president before departing. No one will say about what, or how much money changed hands.
4) On Sept 2, a hunting permit was issued (retroactively) for the endangered sheep kill.
5) Donald Trump Jr returned with pictures. Or maybe the horns, or entire animal.

Pretty much no one will answer questions about this. I'm sure everything is above board.
     
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Yesterday, 11:37 PM
 
Apparently, Mongolia is no longer an official Sh*thole Country, if Jr. is blessing it with his presence.
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