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Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Toroid, May 29, 2018.

  1. pigfarmer

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    America's credibility can and will return in time. What concerns me is what's going to happen over the next couple of years - I bet none of it will do any of that.

    DT had a rally in Alabama last night and I saw Mike Lindell - that pillow f****r - warming up for him. Didn't listen to it because I have no beeswax handy to immunize me from the siren song. I might find myself driving through town with a big flag on my pickup truck before I even realize it.

    This week should be an interesting one, to put it mildly. Biden can cancel contracts already awarded to build the border wall, can stop that pipeline and ask OPEC to pump more, but if DT negotiated a generalized agreement with an unrecognized entity well then that's so set in stone I guess we just had no choice there but to literally **** everyone involved.

    The super-Trumpers and uber-Lefties are really about the same thing, so utterly blinded by ideology they will literally cut off their own noses to spite their face. Would it be too much to ask for some reasonably competent people to sort of meet in the middle and maybe straighten some of this shit out? Please?
     
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  2. nivek

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    Yeah the last thing I want to see is Trump and Biden (or Harris) as choices for the next election...We need fresh people who haven't succumbed to the extreme ideologies that both the left and right parties have been nurturing and growing within their ranks...Yes both are really the same thing, two ends of the same stick, both are disgusting to me...I'm already likely to stay out of the voting in the coming elections, all the political garbage being tossed around now is bad enough, wait till election times get closer, it will be off the rails...

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    The Queen 'orders senior Palace aides to plan legal fightback after becoming exasperated at Harry and Meghan's repeated attacks on the Royal Family'

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    Sources say the 'exasperated' Queen, 95, has told palace officials to 'lawyer up' with libel experts after 'repeated attacks' on the Royal Family from the US-based Sussexes. It comes after Harry, 36, and wife Meghan Markle, 40, said in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that an unnamed royal had raised concerns over their son Archie's skin colour before his birth. Days later Buckingham Palace released a statement saying 'recollections may vary' in response to allegations. But the row was reignited this week after it was revealed in a new chapter of their biography Finding Freedom that a source had accused the royals of 'failing to own' their part in the fallout. Now sources close to the Queen have told the Sun that the feeling 'coming right from the top' is that 'enough is enough'.

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  4. dr wu

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    Couldn't agree more ,,,,,,both of these radical sides are ruining it for everyone else.
     
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  5. dr wu

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    I've read that the Queen is an autocrat when it comes to getting her way and running the Royal family ,so I don't doubt Harry and Meghans claims about lack of support and even bigotry (not from the Queen) . I think they could have kept it private though and out of the public eye...unless they were doing this for money I'm not sure what they had in mind.
     
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    Kamala tackles big issue of the day... Christmas: VP ignores Afghanistan catastrophe and tells parents to buy presents NOW because climate change has hit toy supply in crass Singapore speech

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    Kamala Harris in Singapore delivered what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, but failed to mention Afghanistan. Instead, while holding a roundtable with business leaders, she mentioned climate change and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic. She did take questions on Afghanistan following her speech, but her skirting of the major issue of the moment was noted. Harris's team said the trip was designed to emphasize the importance that the Biden administration places on the region. On Tuesday she flies on to Vietnam.

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  8. pigfarmer

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  10. Toroid

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    RFK assassin Sirhan wins parole with support of 2 Kennedys
     
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  11. nivek

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    America's prayer? Not three more years of 'Sleepy' Joe Biden: Liberals thought Trump was a disgrace but have found their saviour to be a shambling, reckless danger to them and the world

    On a card in his breast pocket, Joe Biden keeps a tally of members of the U.S. armed services who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Until Thursday, none had died on his watch. The deaths of at least 13 American servicemen and more than 150 others in a double suicide bomb and gun attack in Kabul has plunged Biden into the greatest crisis of his presidency.

    It has also helped reveal the essence of the man who said he would lead us out of the chaos of the Trump era. A politician who came to power on a ticket of competence, empathy, foreign policy experience and simply not being Donald Trump has been found out.

    And some of his former supporters now think that even Trump might have made a better fist of America's catastrophic departure from Afghanistan.

    Liberal Americans who, from the street parties of Chicago to the dinner parties of Manhattan, rejoiced in his election as the great saviour are waking up to the fact that his feet are most certainly made of clay. This in an America which is still recovering from the Trump years, when they put up with a president regarded as a worldwide laughing stock and national embarrassment.

    Suddenly, they're beginning to realise that what came after Trump could be even worse.

    Biden's faltering, rambling public appearances following the ignominious retreat from Kabul — coupled with the evident fury of Western allies over what has happened in Afghanistan — have been a hammer blow. In my 15 years of reporting from America, I have seldom seen such a sense of shock and disappointment.

    Where there was hope, now I see concern — genuine fear that Biden, flailing already at the age of 78, will be here for another three years.

    The Biden/Harris poster — he and Kamala Harris, his Vice-President, were the so-called dream team — has gone missing from the front window of a house on my block and, I don't doubt, from many other homes. Biden's name is no longer an easy topic for New York dinner conversations.

    Everybody here used to love 'Joe', a politician of principle, but politics is suddenly a tricky subject — no one particularly wants to admit they backed a phoney to replace Trump the monster.

    The tragedy is that it was all so predictable. But because of their loathing of Trump, many who voted for Biden wilfully ignored his evident inadequacies.

    The country's cravenly pro-Democrat media turned a blind eye to the obvious for too long. They chose to forget that Barack Obama reportedly used to roll his eyes at Biden's shortcomings as a senator and even as his Vice-President. They overlooked the fact that Obama had to be dragged kicking and screaming to support his White House bid, suspecting he'd be terrible in the Oval Office.

    The most striking thing about Biden's woefully uninspiring presidential campaign, as I reported on it, was the fact that it was based on one central premise — that Biden had the best chance of beating Trump. The rest hardly mattered: the question of his intelligence, his judgment and his competence was of secondary importance.

    The U.S. — and the world — is now paying the price for such misguided myopia.

    While Biden spent 50 years working his way up to the top job in Washington — convincing millions that here, finally, was a man who could reunite America and restore its world leadership — it's taken just a few days for the whole edifice to crumble.

    True, polls show that most Americans want to get out of Afghanistan and research has shown that few of them, typically, are much exercised by what's going on around the other side of the world. And while ordinary voters were unsettled, to put it mildly, by those shocking pictures of Afghans falling out of the sky from a U.S. transport plane, they mostly accepted Biden's casual assurances that there was always likely to be some collateral damage from pulling out of the troubled country.

    The images of dead U.S. servicemen returning in flag-draped coffins will be a very different matter, however. Nothing is quite so likely to grab ordinary Americans' attention nor bring home to them the terrible weakness behind Biden's claim that he was pulling out of Afghanistan to save U.S. lives.

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  12. wwkirk

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    I don't know what to make of the "Manchurian Candidate" conspiracy theory, but Sirhan has been locked up for 53 years so far. A lot of murderers have gotten out in significantly shorter time. Since his sentence was adjusted to life with the possibility of parole in 1972, it seems like the main reason he has been in as long as he has is because of the stature of his victim.

    That said, at the end of the day, I'd have to say I am neutral on the matter, unless the mind control allegation could be reasonably confirmed somehow.
     
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  13. nivek

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    Biden's standing among Americans nosedives in wake of rocky Afghanistan exit, COVID surge

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    The president stands at 45%-49% approval/disapproval in an average of the latest surveys compiled by RealClearPolitics, and at 46%-48% in a compilation by the polling and analysis website FiveThirtyEight.

    Forty-four percent of Americans questioned in an ABC News/Washington Post poll released this weekend said they approved of the job Biden’s doing in the White House, down six points from June. Just over half of those polled (51%) gave the president a thumbs-down on how he’s handling his duties, a jump of nine points from June.

    The poll’s release followed by a day an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist national survey that indicated Biden at 43%-51%, the president’s lowest approval in Marist polling since taking office. The president stood at 46%-48% in an Ipsos national survey conducted Sept. 1-2.

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    'Shocked' tennis sensation Emma Raducanu, 18, achieves one of Britain's greatest sporting victories after becoming the country's first female Grand Slam champion in 44 years following her thrilling triumph in the US Open

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    Emma Raducanu won the US Open last night, saying she was 'shocked' as she made history in a thrilling final to become the first British woman to take a Grand Slam title in 44 years. The 18-year-old from Kent fell to the ground and put her hands over her face after beating the 19-year-old Canadian 6-4, 6-3, in front of an enthralled Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows. Raducanu, who was sitting her A-levels earlier this year, became the first Brit to win a major since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977 and is the first qualifier to triumph in Grand Slam, in either the men's or women's game.

    Life will never be the same again for the teenager as she claims a £1.8 million cheque - more than her entire career winnings to date - and soars up the rankings from 150 to 23. 'I'm still just so shocked, still in the moment,' Raducanu said afterwards. 'I can't believe I came through that last service game. It honestly means absolutely everything to hold this trophy. I just don't want to let go.' Millions back home were watching, including the Queen who sent a letter from Balmoral, writing: 'It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.'

    She was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who hailed her 'stunning performances and historic Grand Slam victory!' Boris Johnson said 'we are all hugely proud of you' as he praised Raducanu's 'extraordinary skill, poise and guts.' Tennis pundits heralded the victory as not simply an historic triumph for a British player, but as a landmark victory for the sport. 'It's a miracle' said former Wimbledon champion Chris Evert. 'This is a kid no one had ever heard of until a couple of weeks ago. Now she's the biggest name in sport. She's stolen all our hearts.'

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    Britain goes wild for Emma Raducanu as fans crowd around TVs to cheer her on to victory in US Open final

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    Fans across the country crowded around their TVs and packed the pubs to cheer on Emma Raducanu to her historic US Open final win. The British star, 18, became the first ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam and the first British woman to take home a title in 44 years. The tennis ace, who won both sets of a thrilling final against Leylah Fernandez, was hailed as a role model and inspiration at a viewing party held at her home tennis club in Beckenham.

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    With Trump on commentary, Vitor Belfort beats Evander Holyfield via TKO

    Vitor Belfort defeated Evander Holyfield via a first-round technical knockout on Saturday during their pay-per-view bout on Triller with former President Trump on commentary. Belfort nailed Holyfield with a brutal uppercut and the legendary boxer fell backward. The referee stopped the fight and awarded Belfort the victory.

    Holyfield came into the fight at the last minute when Oscar De La Hoya was forced out of the bout when he contracted the coronavirus. Belfort had been preparing for De La Hoya but didn’t appear to be fazed by Holyfield’s presence. He thanked the Holyfield team for "stepping up" in the "Golden Boy’s" place.

    Holyfield said after the fight he didn’t agree the fight should’ve been stopped so quickly. Rapper 50 Cent, who was on the main broadcast, asked Holyfield if he would be interested in fighting Mike Tyson next. "Of course, I would," Holyfield said.

    It’s unclear what the next step was for Holyfield. Belfort called out Jake Paul in his post-fight match. And a $30 million winner-take-all offer was made to Paul to fight Belfort on the broadcast.

    Trump appeared on a separate alternative commentary for the Triller-hosted event. He was in the booth along with Donald Trump Jr., UFC star Jorge Masvidal and others.

    In-ring announcer Michael Buffer recognized the president before the signing of the U.S. national anthem. He was met with plenty of cheers. Before the fight at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, there was a moment of silence for the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.

    As the fight ended, Masvidal mentioned the potential of fighting one of the Paul brothers. Trump appeared to be in support of it. "I think it would be an incredible fight," Trump said. Trump was also shocked Holyfield lost the fight, remember Holyfield’s historic career.

     
  17. wwkirk

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    I watched the event. The highlight was the Anderson Silva KO of Tito Ortiz.
     
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    'Drunk' Giuliani imitates Queen Elizabeth, denies hanging out with Prince Andrew and 'young girls', and calls top US general an 'idiot' and 'a*****e' in unhinged rant during 9/11 commemoration dinner

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    Rudy Giuliani mocked Queen Elizabeth's English accent, denied hanging out with Prince Andrew, and called America's top military officer an 'idiot' and 'a*****e' during a 9/11 commemoration dinner in Manhattan. The former New York City mayor spoke at the Cipriani restaurant on Saturday, appearing at an annual dinner event to commemorate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Several clips posted to Twitter show Giuliani give a rambling talk at the podium.

    The former mayor took aim at Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley, whose name Giuliani mispronounces after referring to him as 'Miley.' Giuliani said: 'How's that guy a general?' Giuliani slammed Milley and the Biden administration for the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, calling it 'freaking insane.' The former mayor, who most recently served as former President Donald Trump's personal attorney, lashed out at Milley and the administration for withdrawing from the Bagram air base in Afghanistan.

    Giuliani then describes how he would approach Milley if he saw him in person. 'I wanted to grab his stars and shove it down his throat and say, "It's 400 miles from China, a-hole! China is going to be our enemy for the next 40 years! You have an airbase 400 miles from them and you're giving it up? Idiot!" Giuliani said. 'What the hell is wrong with you? Who pays you?' Giuliani added: 'Christ!'


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  19. wwkirk

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    Man, he must have been smashed! I never knew he had a drinking problem.
     
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    F*** Joe Biden' chants ring out in college football stadiums: Southern chant spreads north as Mets and Yankees fans join in to slam the President

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    The chants broke out at college football games the weekends of September 4 and 11. The profane shouts echoed during games between Southern colleges like Texas A&M (right and left), Coastal Carolina University, Virginia Tech, Auburn University, Alabama State, Mississippi State and North Carolina State. They largely followed the same pattern. President Biden's (inset) approval rating is at a low 45.8 percent.

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