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Message 157 of 4573 (797508)
01-23-2017 8:27 AM



Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 209 of 4573 (797817)
01-27-2017 1:28 PM


Incredible, how can this blindness be possible?

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


  
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Message 224 of 4573 (797914)
01-29-2017 11:57 AM


After a couple of hundred years, it looks like you got yourself a monarch again.

I'm deeply sorry.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 419 of 4573 (799947)
02-18-2017 1:16 PM
Reply to: Message 417 by jar
02-18-2017 7:53 AM


Re: Stephen Miller interview
Jawohl, Mien Fuhrer

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 447 of 4573 (800113)
02-20-2017 6:27 AM
Reply to: Message 445 by vimesey
02-20-2017 4:59 AM


Re: And then there was Sweden
vimesay writes:

The responses from Sweden have been wonderfully humorous and ironic. Good on them ! :-)

Personal favourites:

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sweden 🇸🇪 tonight. #WeAreAllSweden

America, if you start to identify with your captor-President, please call. We can help. #LastNightInSweden #StockholmSyndrome


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 497 of 4573 (800566)
02-26-2017 3:08 AM
Reply to: Message 495 by marc9000
02-25-2017 9:57 PM


Re: Reaction to the Trump Press Conference
marc writes:

These two examples are similar to the games that are played by the news media against Trump.

You mean in that they all involve a car crash?


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 627 of 4573 (803110)
03-24-2017 4:58 AM
Reply to: Message 626 by Heathen
03-24-2017 3:18 AM


There ya go - press 'peek' to see how it's done.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 685 of 4573 (803586)
04-02-2017 8:49 AM
Reply to: Message 680 by marc9000
04-01-2017 11:16 PM


Re: Reality
Marc9000 writes:

Non-U.S. posters here seem slow to go into any detail about long waiting periods for procedures that got taken care of right away here even before Obamacare.

In the UK's NHS, Accidents and Emergencies (A&E) are dealt with immediately. Some other stuff is dealt with within days or weeks. There are targets for various types of operations - the maximum wait time for non-emergency operations is 18 weeks. (Though this target is permanently under severe pressure.)

Of course - and many people feel this is quite wrong - you can buy insurance that gets you out of any waiting if you wish.

The rest of the developed world looks on in amazementat why you guys think it ok to pay massively more for an inefficient and unfair system.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 1504 of 4573 (824525)
11-30-2017 2:09 AM
Reply to: Message 1503 by Percy
11-29-2017 7:48 PM


Re: Trump retweets islamophobic videos from British Far right group
If he was a UK citizen there'd be a real chance of being arrested for inciting racial hatred for those tweets. He's a total arse.

And now he's attacked our Prime Minister, it's like being back in the playground.

He re-tweeted three far right videos promoting ratial hatred from a group called Britain First. They're overjoyed with the publicity he's given them. The man who murdered one of our MPs, Jo Cox, shouted 'Britain First' whilst he killed her. Your president is a disgrace to your country, I'm really sorry you have to put up with this international shaming.

quote:
Brendan Cox told the BBC: "Almost nothing Trump does surprises us any more. I think this did.

"I think the revulsion that is out there is because the president of our nearest ally is sharing far right hatred, giving them a microphone, and I think people are authentically shocked by that."


Brendan Cox husband of Jo Cox the murdered MP.

Edited by Tangle, : No reason given.

Edited by Admin, : Fix name typo in last line: "Brian Cox" => "Brendan Cox"


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 1626 of 4573 (826620)
01-05-2018 12:33 PM
Reply to: Message 1625 by jar
01-05-2018 11:29 AM


Re: We Know Trump's an Idiot
Jar writes:

What it means is that as a nation we do a really shitty job of teaching people how to think

Amen to that.

Education cures an awful lot of societal problems.

Edited by Tangle, : No reason given.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 1834 of 4573 (827986)
02-07-2018 3:45 AM
Reply to: Message 1833 by NoNukes
02-06-2018 9:04 PM


Re: The Irony of Trump's Obstruction of Justice
NoNukes writes:

My wife, Joey and I form a conspiracy to rob a bank. Not only do we plan the robbery, we actually collude to carry it out. I hold the Tommy gun and cover here while she yells at the bank teller to fill up the bag. Joey, our inside man at the bank pretends to trigger the silent alarm but does not do it.

Wouldn't they just all be charged with armed robbery?

Collusion seems to be mostly a civil matter or if the collusion results in a crime, that crime would be charged - fraud seems the most likely.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 1976 of 4573 (829750)
03-13-2018 9:43 AM
Reply to: Message 1975 by Diomedes
03-13-2018 9:36 AM


Re: Tillerson is out
It wasn't just poisoning, the Russians used a nerve agent - a weapon of mass destruction. “This action amounts to an unlawful use of force against the UK”. This threatens to become a UN incident, Article 2, paragraph 4. Almost an act of war.

Really disapointed with the US reaction to this. Virtual silence.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 2013 of 4573 (831575)
04-21-2018 3:52 AM


Looks like Trump will finally visit the UK - mid July looks likely. It's suggested that he'll meet the Queen - poor girl.

Still old Queenie has shaken hand with far worse people than him...


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


  
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Message 2089 of 4573 (835320)
06-21-2018 1:36 PM
Reply to: Message 2088 by Percy
06-21-2018 12:56 PM


Re: Warning: You Might Cry
I can understand Trump doing this kind of uncaring, unthinking monstrous stuff - he's an uncomplicated arsehole.

What I don't get is why the instututions that had to do this work and deal with the consequeces didn't immediately refuse, rebel, resist, campaign - something. They seemed to just co-operate.

It's not a popular or even reasonable comparison but it is reminiscent of the compliance Hitler got. Bit of a worry.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 2152 of 4573 (836120)
07-10-2018 1:00 PM
Reply to: Message 2151 by jar
07-10-2018 11:59 AM


Re: U.S. Shenanigans in the WHO
America first

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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