So you think pigs can't fly? Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Australian RR Forums » Idler Chatter » So you think pigs can't fly? « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
Grand Master
Username: soviet

Post Number: 992
Registered: 2-2013
Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 09:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The London lads have proved that they still have a fine sense of humour.

Mr Trump is going to fly over London in angry baby form with diapers. Bloody hilarious.

But then a President of the USA that shakes hands with a tin pot dictator like Kim Jong Un who tortures and murders his own people and relatives well what do you call that?

Trumpy obviously thinks he is still doing comedy in reality tv. He says the Korean nuke threat is solved. It isn't and its going to get a lot lot worse before he knows it.

Chamberlain appeased Hitler and got the Second World War cranking. A lesson not learnt obviously.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

David Gore
Moderator
Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2953
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 10:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

"Chamberlain appeased Hitler and got the Second World War cranking. A lesson not learnt obviously."

How true and a reminder to us all about the old proverb "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it".

I do not think Trump would remember his school history lessons although world history has not been a big part of the US school curriculum given my experience meeting and talking with a wide range of citizens during my visits to the USA. I found most of them to be very insular with little knowledge of what happens now or has happened in the past in the world beyond the US borders. In my opinion, this is a direct consequence of the intense politicisation of the US media with wealthy owners intent on controlling/influencing the political process. This has the consequence that alternative/opposing points of view rarely reach a large proportion of the population due to media bias.

One benefit from my school experience where local and world history was compulsory up to Year 3 high school was that we had a better than average understanding of the causes and consequences of world events throughout the ages.


.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
Grand Master
Username: soviet

Post Number: 1018
Registered: 2-2013
Posted on Sunday, 08 July, 2018 - 07:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Just wondering how much more dribble is going to fall from Trump's mouth before he realises North Korea has zero intentions on giving up its nukes.

North Korean media has just accused the US of acting like gangsters in the highly touted denuclearization talks. What a joke!

It's bad enough knowing this super rich nutbag of a US President had appointed loon evangelical super right wing nutters like the Attorney General who quotes the bible of all things when tearing the kiddies away from illegal immigrant parents on the Mexican border.

Trump's trip cost to Singapore to chat with Kim cost the US taxpayer millions that would have gone better helping the very needy homeless living harsh on the streets of America.

Kim is a cold as Siberian ice murderer and torturer of his own people. He is never going to dance to Trump's lyrics or beat.

Kim is the type of dictator who needs to be torn to bloody little pieces by his own people.

The sanctions must be increased until the population explodes: There is no other solution.

Trump will eventually go down as the worst US President in human history and he will go down as a conniving swine Looney with no equal.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Christian S. Hansen
Grand Master
Username: enquiring_mind

Post Number: 817
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Sunday, 08 July, 2018 - 03:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I suspect that those complaining about children being separated from illegal border jumping patents are probably the same ones who howled grievously during the Clinton administration that it was cruel and inhumane to incarcerate the children in the company with their scofflaw illegal immigrant parents...and won in court!! Thus the law was amended to MANDATE that the children be separated/not incarcerated...which in today's complaining manner constitutes "tearing them from the arms of their parents". Really it is simply enforcing the laws as mandated and amended by the complainers of the recent but still forgotten past.

REMEMBER: Entering a country illegally does not create an immigrant any more than breaking into a house makes you a member of the family.

.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Larry Kavanagh
Prolific User
Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 189
Registered: 5-2016
Posted on Sunday, 08 July, 2018 - 08:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

In that case Christian the North American Continent belongs to the various indigenous Indian tribes who occupied those lands prior to the illegal invasion.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Christian S. Hansen
Grand Master
Username: enquiring_mind

Post Number: 818
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Monday, 09 July, 2018 - 04:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That theory would apply basically everywhere in the world since antiquity and don't forget that the Anglo-Saxons were not the indigenous inhabitants of current day England either, but invaded from the continent. In any event the argument is irrelevant in terms of the current issues regarding immigration.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Larry Kavanagh
Prolific User
Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 190
Registered: 5-2016
Posted on Monday, 09 July, 2018 - 07:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

All historical issues were current issues at one point in time.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Christian S. Hansen
Grand Master
Username: enquiring_mind

Post Number: 820
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Monday, 09 July, 2018 - 07:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Water under the bridge and irrelevant.

Do you suppose that the indigenous residents posted "no trespassing" signs or directions to the nearest port of entry? What codified laws made the colonists' entry "illegal"?

.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Larry Kavanagh
Prolific User
Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 191
Registered: 5-2016
Posted on Monday, 09 July, 2018 - 08:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Laws are made by the powerful to protect their interests and their wealth. Might isn't always right. What codified laws made the colonists' entry legal? Everything becomes water under the bridge eventually.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
Grand Master
Username: soviet

Post Number: 1019
Registered: 2-2013
Posted on Monday, 09 July, 2018 - 08:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Christian you have raised a very good point and indeed I see your point. My point is Trump is a conniving opportunist. You did see how quickly he back flipped on the separation of the kiddies after 4 previous first ladies of the USA voiced their concerns over the separations.

Separating kids from parents does long term mental damage to innocent kiddies and I say America is better than that.

The loot the USA has spent on the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars could have been spent helping raise the standard of living in the countries from where the parents of these kiddies come from. Then you would not have so many people attempting to flee over what has to be an insanely dangerous border it being dangerous because of the nutty war on drugs which along with the three aforesaid wars is also a total failure.

These people are humans not crows. The USA holds itself out internationally as being a free humane society and therefore it should show kindness to people who fled their countries in fear of their lives. Its a complex problem for the USA.

Basically, you need another President fast.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Brian Vogel
Grand Master
Username: guyslp

Post Number: 2586
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Monday, 09 July, 2018 - 08:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Vladimir wrote, in part, "Basically, you need another President fast."

Too little, too late. The rest of the world now knows that the American electorate cannot be counted upon to eschew demagoguery "when the chips are down" and are, instead, rushing to embrace it.

Even if Trump were to be removed from office tomorrow, the damage, if indeed it can be undone, will take much longer than several generations to be as undone as it can get.

If, God forbid, the nation does not roundly reject Trump and Trumpism as it has the Tea Party, which was all the rage in 2010-2011, and every bit as morally and intellectually bankrupt, the republic will not survive such that the American Experiment remains intact.

Brian
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Christian S. Hansen
Grand Master
Username: enquiring_mind

Post Number: 822
Registered: 4-2015
Posted on Monday, 09 July, 2018 - 09:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

For there to be any chance that the electorate will overturn Trumpism, then the Democratic Party has only a few months left to come up with a better platform. So far the most they have is: 1) We hate Trump, and 2) We love illegal immigrants, and 3) We hate Trump.

Vladimir is however correct that the various Imperial Wars have been a complete waste of money that could have been better spent. How it should have or could have been spent is another contentious point, but still it was a waste, not to mention the lives.

.

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Bold text Italics Underline Create a hyperlink Insert a clipart image

Username: Posting Information:
This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Please quote Chassis Numbers for all vehicles mentioned.
Password:
E-mail:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: