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2016 US election

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Fia
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Re: 2016 US election

#141 Postby Fia » October 18th, 2016, 6:49 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Particularly for Ken, with a warning that it can't be unseen:
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Re: 2016 US election

#142 Postby Nick » October 18th, 2016, 11:02 pm

Fia wrote:Particularly for Ken, with a warning that it can't be unseen:
Spoiler:
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:retreat:

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Re: 2016 US election

#143 Postby Ken H » October 19th, 2016, 12:30 am

he/she's a beaut!
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Re: 2016 US election

#144 Postby Ken H » October 19th, 2016, 12:47 am

Naked Hillary statue:

http://gothamist.com/2016/10/18/naked_h ... ue_nyc.php

Not as good as the Trump one!

Have politics ever sunk so low ?
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Re: 2016 US election

#145 Postby animist » October 24th, 2016, 12:40 pm

Ken especially, I have been researching this somewhat but have not got an answer. Has any presidential candidate from the main two parties failed to win a single state? I know that Alf Landon and Walter Mondale came quite near to this achievement

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Re: 2016 US election

#146 Postby animist » October 24th, 2016, 12:43 pm

Ken H wrote:he/she's a beaut!
since the discernible variety of human visages must be limited, this image will have been the face - almost - of someone who lived

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Re: 2016 US election

#147 Postby Ken H » October 24th, 2016, 3:02 pm

animist wrote:Ken especially, I have been researching this somewhat but have not got an answer. Has any presidential candidate from the main two parties failed to win a single state? I know that Alf Landon and Walter Mondale came quite near to this achievement

No, it hasn't happened. Also, George McGovern won only Mass. (plus also DC) in 1972 against Nixon. My one vote wasn't enough in this case!

Some interesting election maps: http://www.270towin.com/historical-pres ... elections/
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Re: 2016 US election

#148 Postby Alan H » October 30th, 2016, 11:48 am

The final solution to the Trump problem? QUEEN OFFERS TO RESTORE BRITISH RULE OVER UNITED STATES

:laughter:
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2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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Re: 2016 US election

#149 Postby animist » October 30th, 2016, 12:18 pm

Alan H wrote:The final solution to the Trump problem? QUEEN OFFERS TO RESTORE BRITISH RULE OVER UNITED STATES

:laughter:

the last part of the last sentence is "the Queen made it clear that she has never used e-mail and has only had sex with one person “very occasionally.”" This reply dates me so-ooo much, but I still love the schoolboy joke of the 1960s which went as follows:

Question: What is the Queen's favourite record?
Answer: "Magic Moments", on Philips 7-inch

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Re: 2016 US election

#150 Postby Tetenterre » October 31st, 2016, 5:20 pm

animist wrote:Question: What is the Queen's favourite record?
Answer: "Magic Moments", on Philips 7-inch
...extended play.

(Or "Philips 12-inch, long play")

Seems I had the same puerile SoH... :laughter:
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Re: 2016 US election

#151 Postby The Conciliator » November 2nd, 2016, 12:31 am

I am utterly horrified at what the election has boiled down to. As an American citizen, I can truly say that I have never been so disappointed with my countrymen. Donald Trump stands as an anathema to everything that a free society ought to be, but I guess this is what happens when Corporatism and poorly educated masses are the norm.

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Re: 2016 US election

#152 Postby Nick » November 2nd, 2016, 7:33 am

The Conciliator wrote:I am utterly horrified at what the election has boiled down to. As an American citizen, I can truly say that I have never been so disappointed with my countrymen. Donald Trump stands as an anathema to everything that a free society ought to be, but I guess this is what happens when Corporatism and poorly educated masses are the norm.


Could be worse. He might win. :supershock:

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Re: 2016 US election

#153 Postby jaywhat » November 2nd, 2016, 9:06 am

Another View

trump = break wind

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Re: 2016 US election

#154 Postby animist » November 2nd, 2016, 12:30 pm

Tetenterre wrote:
animist wrote:Question: What is the Queen's favourite record?
Answer: "Magic Moments", on Philips 7-inch
...extended play.

(Or "Philips 12-inch, long play")

Seems I had the same puerile SoH... :laughter:
:laughter:

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Re: 2016 US election

#155 Postby Alan H » November 3rd, 2016, 9:37 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: 2016 US election

#156 Postby Ken H » November 4th, 2016, 10:49 pm

25 Logical reasons to vote for Trump:

http://25logicalreasonstovotefordonaldtrump.com/
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' - Isaac Asimov

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Re: 2016 US election

#157 Postby Ken H » November 6th, 2016, 8:30 pm

Two more days! It looks like Hillary has gone ahead slightly in the polls again despite the attempt to influence the voters by FBI director Colmey. Florida still a tossup.

So, I'll either be staying put or moving to Canada or the UK, depending on the outcome. Don't know if I could survive the the climate in Canada or the pubs in England...

"Well, just remember, boys, this is America. Just because you get more votes doesn't mean you win." - Fox Mulder, The X-files
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' - Isaac Asimov

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Re: 2016 US election

#158 Postby Fia » November 6th, 2016, 8:45 pm

Ken H wrote:So, I'll either be staying put or moving to Canada or the UK, depending on the outcome. Don't know if I could survive the the climate in Canada or the pubs in England...


Whilst I fervently hope Trump will be well and truly trumped, you'd have a very warm welcome in Scotland :)

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Re: 2016 US election

#159 Postby Alan H » November 6th, 2016, 9:41 pm

Ken H wrote:So, I'll either be staying put or moving to Canada or the UK, depending on the outcome.
Canada is nice but a bit too cold, but not sure I'd advise anyone to move here to Toryland. We're having a few local difficulties of our own...
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: 2016 US election

#160 Postby Alan H » November 6th, 2016, 10:20 pm

How will Trump spin and lie about this? No criminality in Clinton emails - FBI
The FBI says it has found no evidence of criminality in a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails.

FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to congressmen the agency had finished its review and found nothing to alter its original conclusion.

In July, he said Mrs Clinton had been careless but not criminal in handling sensitive material on her private email server while secretary of state.

The issue flared up again with the discovery of new "pertinent" emails.

They were reportedly found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of the Democratic presidential candidate's closest advisers.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: 2016 US election

#161 Postby Ken H » November 7th, 2016, 1:24 am

Glad to hear Comey has "discovered" they have nothing to indict Hillary on. I doubt he will keep his job should Clinton win. Nasty business.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' - Isaac Asimov


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