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  • #31
    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Not as closely as I follow US news.
    That was very apparent given your uninformed remarks.

    "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
      That was very apparent given your uninformed remarks.
      In this case "uninformed remarks" simply means "perspective that I happen to disagree with for purely ideological reasons".

      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
      Than a fool in the eyes of God


      From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
        In this case "uninformed remarks" simply means "perspective that I happen to disagree with for purely ideological reasons".

        No one who actually understood the details behind what led to Brexit and the events of the last four years would have written "that British leadership did absolutely nothing to ensure a smooth transition away from the European Union, and now they're crowing about how they were right all along."

        "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

          No one who actually understood the details behind what led to Brexit and the events of the last four years would have written "that British leadership did absolutely nothing to ensure a smooth transition away from the European Union, and now they're crowing about how they were right all along."
          That's simply a long winded way of saying, "I do not share your perspective." So what? Am I supposed to feel angst over the fact that you happen to disagree?
          Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
          But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
          Than a fool in the eyes of God


          From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
            Oh the Party has its fair share of crypto-fascists.
            What is a crypto-fascist? There are many modern terms I might have to catch up with. In the States, maybe more prominently in the US govt, it seems that most politicians both left and right have pushed for high integration between businesses and government. The media, Pharma, and Big Tech were working lockstep with the politicians to oust Trump, not that I necessarily exclude Trump from the same alignments.
            Last edited by mikewhitney; 01-25-2021, 12:37 PM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

              That's simply a long winded way of saying, "I do not share your perspective." So what? Am I supposed to feel angst over the fact that you happen to disagree?
              What you wrote was arrant nonsense and clearly showed you have no real understanding of the details surrounding Brexit.

              Contrary to your statement "that British leadership did absolutely nothing to ensure a smooth transition away from the European Union, and now they're crowing about how they were right all along." the "British leadership" i.e. the government has been solely responsible for the Brexit negotiations. Furthermore, that "British leadership" has, since 2015, been the Conservative Party. Cameron introduced the referendum and then promptly resigned after the result. He was succeeded by May and she was succeeded by Johnson who in 2019 won the largest Conservative majority since 1987 in the December General Election.


              "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                What you wrote was arrant nonsense...
                In your opinion, which is something I have learned to have little regard for. Reciting recent the succession of prime ministers, which I actually am familiar, does nothing to change my assessment.
                Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                Than a fool in the eyes of God


                From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                  In your opinion
                  No fact.

                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                  Reciting recent the succession of prime ministers, which I actually am familiar, does nothing to change my assessment.
                  They are the "British leadership" which, so you have contended "did absolutely nothing to ensure a smooth transition away from the European Union," and whom you have suggested are "crowing about how they were right all along." and that they "want to punish the people who voted to leave."

                  Just admit you have not really followed any of this in detail. No one will care.

                  "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                    That has been my impression as well, that British leadership did absolutely nothing to ensure a smooth transition away from the European Union, and now they're crowing about how they were right all along. It's almost like they want to punish the people who voted to leave.
                    ... The British leadership are the ones who promoted brexit. We have a brexit government. It's gone badly due to a mix of it being a bad idea to begin with, along with incredibly poor leadership.

                    That you think the leave government want to punish leavers only shows your lack of basic knowledge on the subject.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                      First of all, China Joe is only in the White House because of Democrat cheating.
                      Oh dear, you're not on this rediculous stolen election conspiracy bandwagon are you?

                      And secondly, despite being president for less than a week, he has already done tremendous damage to our economy and sovereignty.
                      Not sure what you mean by sovereignty in this context? He inherited a shabby economy from your hero. As well as a disastrous covid response (one of the worst on the planet).

                      So really, you have nothing to feel jealous of, but it's not unusual for foreigners to only like the United States when our government does things that negatively affect us.
                      That you think the last 4 years have reflected well on the US is actually quite amusing.

                      But you've finally turned a corner and gone back to the grownups table. Obviously you still have to undo 4 years of damage, but it's a start.

                      Keep in mind I was actually paying you guys a compliment, my country is still embassassing themselves.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by EvoUK View Post

                        Oh dear, you're not on this rediculous stolen election conspiracy bandwagon are you?



                        Not sure what you mean by sovereignty in this context? He inherited a shabby economy from your hero. As well as a disastrous covid response (one of the worst on the planet).



                        That you think the last 4 years have reflected well on the US is actually quite amusing.

                        But you've finally turned a corner and gone back to the grownups table. Obviously you still have to undo 4 years of damage, but it's a start.

                        Keep in mind I was actually paying you guys a compliment, my country is still embassassing themselves.
                        Our economy has been doing good despite COVID because of Trump. But, Biden just wiped out thousands of union jobs with the stroke of his pen. Democrats are supposed to be pro-union.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by EvoUK View Post

                          Oh dear, you're not on this rediculous stolen election conspiracy bandwagon are you?
                          Did you make you conclusion after hearing the testimonies by people about the corruption they saw? Or are you just wildly speculating that there was no corruption?

                          This remark of yours does not contribute well to endorse any other arguments you might make.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by EvoUK View Post

                            Oh dear, you're not on this rediculous stolen election conspiracy bandwagon are you?
                            It's not "rediculous" at all. It is an indisputable fact that numerous "irregularities" during the counting process gave China Joe a distinct advantage.

                            Originally posted by EvoUK View Post
                            Not sure what you mean by sovereignty in this context? He inherited a shabby economy from your hero. As well as a disastrous covid response (one of the worst on the planet).
                            Bumbling Biden has rolled back almost every attempt President Trump made to secure our southern border and prevent people from entering the country illegally. He has halted construction of the wall, has promised amnesty to large numbers of people who entered the country illegally before December 2020, and recently ordered our border patrol to release people caught trying to enter the country illegally, and he is taking steps to kill the oil and gas industry which will put hundreds of thousands of people out of work.

                            As for President Trump's supposedly "disastrous" China flu response, Joe's great plan was 100 million vaccinations during his first 100 days in office, but we were already at 1 million vaccinations a day under President Trump, so it seems Joe's work is already done. And now the Pretender in Chief is saying (paraphrased), "Gee, now that I look at it, there's really nothing more we can do about the China flu."

                            China Joe has only been in office for less than a week, but he has already caused great damage to our country. Trust me, you have nothing to feel envious about.

                            Originally posted by EvoUK View Post
                            That you think the last 4 years have reflected well on the US is actually quite amusing.
                            Oh, I know, non-Americans hated President Trump because he was good for our country and put America's interests first. Now that we have a senile old man who signs executive orders without knowing what they are, foreigners love us again.
                            Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                            But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                            Than a fool in the eyes of God


                            From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                              Originally posted by EvoUK View Post

                              Oh dear, you're not on this rediculous stolen election conspiracy bandwagon are you?
                              It's not "rediculous" at all. It is an indisputable fact that numerous "irregularities" during the counting process gave China Joe a distinct advantage.
                              You're not supposed to believe your eyes, but what Chuck Todd and George Stephanopolous tell you.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by EvoUK View Post

                                ... The British leadership are the ones who promoted brexit. We have a brexit government. It's gone badly due to a mix of it being a bad idea to begin with, along with incredibly poor leadership.

                                That you think the leave government want to punish leavers only shows your lack of basic knowledge on the subject.
                                I fear our friend is in denial.
                                "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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