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  1. Gezza

     /  January 6, 2019

    Another mass shooting or gunfight. Making America Shit Again

    Three people have died and four have been injured in a shooting incident at a bowling alley in the US state of California on Friday night (Saturday NZT), local police say.

    The Torrance Police Department said officers responded to calls of “shots fired” at the Gable House Bowl shortly before midnight local time.

    Multiple victims were found with gunshot wounds inside the venue, which is described on its website as a gaming venue that offers bowling, laser tag and a full arcade.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/109752739/multiple-victims-in-us-bowling-alley-shooting

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  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  January 6, 2019

    Republican hypocrisy at its finest: saying that Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape is just ‘locker room talk,’ but clutching at their pearls and scandalizing themselves into faux-outrage when Rashida Tlaib says a cussword in a bar,

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    • Pink David

       /  January 6, 2019

      “Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape”

      If he gets consent. It’s not assault, and he got consent now didn’t he.

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      • Gezza

         /  January 6, 2019

        You’re forgetting he said he didn’t ask he just grabbed them by the pussy because he could do that as a celebrity.

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        • Pink David

           /  January 6, 2019

          No, reheat he said was “they let you”. That is consent.

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          • Gezza

             /  January 6, 2019

            No it’s not. #metoo. Remember?

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          • Joe Bloggs

             /  January 6, 2019

            He claimed to be a serial pussy-groper, whether women wanted it or not
            His ex-wife Ivana accused him of rape
            Jill Harth accused him of sexual misbehaviour
            Katy Johnson filed a federal lawsuit against him accusing him of sexual assault and battery in 1994 when she was thirteen years old
            Temple Taggart accused him of unwanted sexual advances
            He cyberstalked journalist Megyn Kelly
            etc, etc, ad nauseam

            and of course even you know his history of calling women pigs, slobs, dogs, disgusting animals, bimbos … face it, the guy’s full-fat misogyny on a stick

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 6, 2019

              Just sccept that people’s lives are their lives – or does that only apply to Lefties?

              Likewise innocent until proven guilty in a court of law?

            • Joe Bloggs

               /  January 6, 2019

              Alan you’re in no position to spout forth with your trite homilies

              You discounted trump’s admission of pussy-grabbing sexual assault as mere “words and opinions” yet just last Friday you called out Tlaib’s comment as “naked hatred”.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 6, 2019

              I’m right in both cases.

            • Joe Bloggs

               /  January 6, 2019

              Wilkinson’s hypocrisy at its finest

  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  January 6, 2019

    trump’s moment of truth: let them eat cake…

    … and we all know how that turned out for Marie Antoinette

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 6, 2019

      Most of the workers not being paid are in California and therefore certainly mostly Democrats. Expect to see the Dems fold soon. Even Trump-hating Bloomberg advocates that:
      https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-04/trump-and-democrats-should-strike-deal-on-dreamers-tps-the-wall

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      • Joe Bloggs

         /  January 6, 2019

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  January 6, 2019

          I think you have s comprehension problem, Joe. (More than one, really.) Reread Trump’s statement. He is saying he wants to end the shutdown even though those being hurt are Democrats. It is the Dems who are starving their own people.

          Feel free to ask next time you don’t inderstand something. We will help you.

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      • “The top 10 places where agency workers affected by the shutdown are most concentrated are Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, South Dakota, West Virginia, Idaho, The District, Maryland and Virginia.

        While around 75 percent of the government is fully funded, the federal agencies that are shut down employ more than 800,000 people who work in all 50 states, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the federal Office of Personnel Management.”

        Link follows:
        https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/politics/shutdown-federal-worker-impact

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  January 6, 2019

          About 420,000 of the workers affected are classified as essential and have been working without knowing when they will next be paid. About 380,000 federal workers have been furloughed. Unions and federal agencies have not provided demographic information about the workers affected, but have said that the group is generally similar to the broader federal work force, some 2.1 million nonmilitary workers.

          The work force is spread out nationally, with thousands of federal employees in every state, tens of thousands in states like Georgia, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, and the highest percentage in California. According to officials at unions which represent federal employees, the shutdown seemed to be affecting workers outside of the Washington, D.C. area most severely.

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  4. Joe Bloggs

     /  January 6, 2019

    trump in Friday’s meeting with Pelosi and Schumer:

    – it’s not a government shutdown, it’s a strike (you mean lock-out, Donnie)

    – I’m not going to say it’s for leverage, but I’m not going to get a deal unless I do this (so, you’re doing it for leverage, Donnie)

    – I’m too popular to impeach (you’ve been snorting Aderrall again, haven’t you Donnie)

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-referred-to-shutdown-as-strike-in-profanity-laced-meeting-with-democratic-leaders

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  5. Joe Bloggs

     /  January 6, 2019

    so the wall was only ever meant to be a mnemonic…

    “As Mr. Trump began exploring a presidential run in 2014, his political advisers landed on the idea of a border wall as a mnemonic device of sorts, a way to make sure their candidate — who hated reading from a script but loved boasting about himself and his talents as a builder — would remember to talk about getting tough on immigration, which was to be a signature issue in his nascent campaign.

    “How do we get him to continue to talk about immigration?” Sam Nunberg, one of Mr. Trump’s early political advisers, recalled telling Roger J. Stone Jr., another adviser. “We’re going to get him to talk about he’s going to build a wall.””

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 6, 2019

      A concrete image is always more powerful rhetoric than an abstract idea. Nothing novel about that. The Dems don’t want to concede either but will have to.

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  6. Joe Bloggs

     /  January 6, 2019

    trump couldn’t lie straight in bed if he tried. He needs to stop treating politics like a game and focus on what really matters.

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      • Joe Bloggs

         /  January 6, 2019

        not according top Jill Abramson ex-New York Times editor – which you clearly understand because you read what Jill Abramson tweeted.

        Which makes you a troll and makes your Washington Times article fake news.

        Which also means you will really enjoy this then, Alan:

        ““Donald Trump is echoing a piece on Fox News (surprise) that distorts and takes what I wrote totally out of context. Both the NYT and [Washington Post] have had superb coverage of the corruption enveloping the Trump administration, the best investigative reporting I’ve seen. My book is full of praise for both papers.”

        https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/05/jill-abramson-new-york-times-trump

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  January 6, 2019

          She doesn’t deny any of the quotes so other than schizophrenia it’s hard to see what the “out of context” can be.

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          • Joe Bloggs

             /  January 6, 2019

            That’s a load of patronising masculine arseholery.

            If Jill Abramson says she’s been taken totally out of context, then she’s been taken totally out of context.

            Get used to the fact that you don’t get to decide what’s in or out of context for Jill Abramson. Her words, her call. And if you can’t see that then look harder.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  January 6, 2019

              Ha ha. That’s so stupid it’s funny, Joe.

  7. Joe Bloggs

     /  January 6, 2019

    trump’s demand for $5billion is a 10th century fix for a 21st century problem.

    Instead of spending $5 billion to fund a wee bit of wall, how’s about:

    – fixing Flint’s water – $50m
    – feeding every homeless vet 3 squares a day for a year $90m
    – constructing 3000 hectares of solar farms – $1.5 billion
    – giving grants to 50,000 underfunded public schools – $2 billion

    with plenty of change left over for healthcare

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 6, 2019

      How about anything else but what Trump wants and the previous Congress voted for.

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    • Pink David

       /  January 6, 2019

      Uncontrolled immigration seems like a 10th century problem that walls have worked well in solving.

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  8. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 6, 2019

    It’s not worse than we thought, but it’s still scary. Please fund my next research project:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/sea-level-rise-may-not-become-catastrophic-until-after-2100/579478/

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