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Old 04-17-2019, 06:59 PM   #16
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Colin, you so typically take a knock at the USA that your choice of phrase suffered from your own past reputation. If you are going to post in a way to give evasive answers when called down, expect us to now and then call you down on what you posted just to call your bluff.

You know that I usually give you respectful answers and actually pay attention to what you post. So if you happened to notice that I reacted strongly, you might infer that this time you might have chosen less wisely in your comments.

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Old 04-18-2019, 05:14 AM   #17
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You need to understand that one of the great British pastimes is having a moan about anything. Especially politics, the weather, neighbours, friends, shops, shopping - practically anything really - and we love doing it, everybody does it. If there's nothing to moan about, we moan on about ourselves saying how miserable or not feeling well etc.

For instance, you can introduce a friend to someone by saying something like "this is my mate Dave - he's a knobhead " and no offence is taken.
Why do you think Aussies call us "whinging Poms"? Because we are always whinging (moaning on), we don't mind, it's just accepted because it's basically true.

But - one of the best moans and jokes is the USA and Americans, it's on TV programmes, comedians do it a lot, people generally view the USA and Americans as a joke, especially now you have a clown in the White House. Any chance we get to moan on about the USA and Americans then we do it.
Any subject will do - we know Americans are racist, we know American police will gun you down for a traffic violation, we know Americans drive massive 5 litre cars that drink petrol like coke , we know American hospitals won't treat you if you're not insured etc etc etc. The topics are endless.

I know Americans will deny what I have written, that may be true, but that is the impression the USA and Americans give to the outside world, the thing is, when people like Aussies say we moan a lot, we think it's a compliment and have a laugh about it. Americans are offended by it and don't accept it even if it is true, that makes it more fun "winding up" Americans. I know if I did it in the USA, someone would pull a gun and kill me.

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I want to thank NauticalGent for the inspiration for this topic.

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But we are getting off topic...jus sayin'

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Thanks God the Mueller report included pictures, after 2 years and millions spent at least we have pictures of Trump doing unsavory things with Russian escorts.
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Colin, my response was narrow and specific.

As for the clown in the White House, I see him differently - but not necessarily am I defending him. I do not see him as a clown in the White House. I see him as more like a bull in a china shop, complete with the occasional pile of bilious bison butt blowout. (Always did like alliteration.)

There are toes that are out there waiting for someone in natural-turf football cleats to tromp on them and the USA's foibles are OFTEN worthy of some toe-tromping. However, the towers that fell on 9/11 are a point of sensitivity for some of us. Just sayin'.

Back off the topic...

I find it interesting that the reason there were no obstruction charges was because DJT couldn't even do THAT right.
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A prosecutors only job is to prosecute and bring charges based on the evidence, OR not prosecute based on the evidence. Mueller did neither, he instead made a political move.

And now the left will spend the next year dwelling on Trump, instead of finding common ground.

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The left is consumed by a form of hyperbolic mass hysteria otherwise known as "Trump Derangement Syndrome" (TDS). The left would rather see the country go down-in-flames instead of seeking "common ground".
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Colin, my response was narrow and specific.

As for the clown in the White House, I see him differently - but not necessarily am I defending him. I do not see him as a clown in the White House. I see him as more like a bull in a china shop, complete with the occasional pile of bilious bison butt blowout. (Always did like alliteration.)

There are toes that are out there waiting for someone in natural-turf football cleats to tromp on them and the USA's foibles are OFTEN worthy of some toe-tromping. However, the towers that fell on 9/11 are a point of sensitivity for some of us. Just sayin'.

Back off the topic...

I find it interesting that the reason there were no obstruction charges was because DJT couldn't even do THAT right.
Can I just point out that it is you not me that keeps mentioning the events of 11/9.

This, Mueller bloke obviously got well paid in Trump dollars to arrive at a conclusion that was a dead cert from the start.

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Except that he is paid by U.S. dollars, not Trump dollars. His staff members are all either Democrats or non-aligned. I don't know his alignment, but the people he keeps around him show that either he is a Democrat OR that he is incredibly liberal in his hiring practices.


And Colin, can I point out to YOU that you are often one to try to sneak in a sly aside with double meaning for which you afterwards have plausible deniability?

But that is hijacking this thread. I'm going to try to stop that.

I would want a copy of the Mueller Report for my bathroom but they probably would not print it on the right kind of absorbent paper.
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The left is consumed by a form of hyperbolic mass hysteria otherwise known as "Trump Derangement Syndrome" (TDS). The left would rather see the country go down-in-flames instead of seeking "common ground".
BTW President Obama is not off the hook either, people forget Russian meddling in our elections was first noted in 2014.

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As early as 2014, the administration received a report that quoted a well-connected Russian source as saying that the Kremlin was building a disinformation arm that could be used to interfere in Western democracies. The report, according to an official familiar with it, included a quote from the Russian source telling U.S. officials in Moscow, "You have no idea how extensive these networks are in Europe ... and in the U.S., Russia has penetrated media organizations, lobbying firms, political parties, governments and militaries in all of these places."
If your looking for Presidential collusion don't forget what president Obama said to Dmitry Medvedev over a hot mic.

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SEOUL ó In their joint statement to reporters here, President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spoke carefully about continuing discussions on the sensitive issues of European missile defense.

But in an unscripted moment picked up by camera crews, the American president was more blunt: Let me get reelected first, he said; then Iíll have a better chance of making something happen.
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I suppose the following could be filed under, "what peeves me off".

You spend some time writing a reply, checking some code, making sure it works, edit your reply, re-check code, make sure it works, preview your reply, correct spelling etc and then hit the 'submit' button only to find that AWF is down. Was up when I started.
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I suppose the following could be filed under, "what peeves me off".

You spend some time writing a reply, checking some code, making sure it works, edit your reply, re-check code, make sure it works, preview your reply, correct spelling etc and then hit the 'submit' button only to find that AWF is down. Was up when I started.
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To all the UK members here: guess who's coming for dinner?
And in case you're not old enough to know, that question was also the title of a controversial movie in its day (IIRC).

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