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  1. He's got a bit of a Boris going on...
  2. Momentum, as small as it is, against the Tory lot right now, let's see what type of shenanigans the media engage in now that a hung parliament is back in play.
  3. Last yougov poll out soon. Have that bottle of Brandy at the ready!
  4. Made me watch the original trailer, starring... not the black dude
  5. Public service broadcasting globally is on its knees due to the rapid and irreversible changes in the media landscape. Idiocy such as this will only see their demise happen more quickly and give them less input into the eventual re-organization. In times of yore, she would straight up lose her job for such shoddy partizan "journalism".
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    U.S. Politics

    The Idiot Bush and the Failure Obama both shown to be utter liars. The Orange one also, naturally. As has maybe been clearer to those of us with any sort of sense of history and reading of reporting outside the US bubble. "A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable." https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/ Of course this will be ignored because of the Trump impeachment circus. No quite the Pentagon papers, but history sure does rhyme.
  7. Yes, but the nuance is that... all of those in the upper (i.e., with a full-time job) classes with health insurance don't see this. They simply walk in and get treated much like in the UK, for the most part. If you get cancer or another such chronic illness even good insurance won't protect you. My insurance got billed $7.5k for an ER visit due to knee weirdness last year. Nothing damaged, just some odd serious pain that vanished after a few hours. Got murdered by evil sized needles searching for fluid in my knee and left with my knee the size of a balloon as a result. That'll be fine in a few weeks they said, "do no harm" I thought! And this was after I had an ortho surgeon show up and tell me I was going in for surgery - knee flush - who I promptly told to do one. Basically, they saw my insurance and saw me as $$$. I have no idea whatsoever, how they could bill that much, utter madness. Of course, never looking down is the endemic problem. So messed up. I really hope you lot realize what Johnson/Gove are up to.
  8. Logan (2017). A good non-linear comic book movie. I need to sit down.
  9. 3 good guys/gals and a bad guy, right after a similar issue in Hawaii last week. Slow roll effects of 20yrs of war??
  10. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    wow... freedom and democracy for all.
  11. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    Another pot, yay! Why is the Dem report the truth? Why is the Repub report bs? Good guys vs bad guys is overlooking an awful lot of what is going on here. As @maqroll pointed out above, things are going downhill with this partizan analysis. The Rs are now going to have control for the senate impeachment trial, that Trump has no chance of losing. I wonder what they'll do with that?
  12. villakram

    U.S. Politics

    1) I quite clearly outlined that he was the Rep voice testifying. 2) The American imperial presidency is important. A precedent would be set by impeaching the president for the behavior outlined in the report, nowhere in which, is explicit evidence of a quid-pro-quo provided. They are not going to impeach a president for this as it would potentially constrain the presidency going forward. Remember, in US politics, foreign affairs are essentially the exclusive purview of the president. Yes, there's the obvious R vs D stuff going on here, but there's a bigger picture too. You can claim that all I'm doing is regurgitating republican talking points, but then you're a pot. Not helpful.
  13. villakram

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    51% is polling error land or have you forgotten Brexit and 2016 already. Evidence, but evidence of what? The testimonies of the Dem legal experts yesterday were invoking many, many things. The Clinton/Obama voting Rep legal expert had the opposite opinion when focussing on the impeachment charges. Afterwards, unwanted focus was being placed on the "joke" by one of the Dem experts that invoked Trump's 13yr old child instead of the content of their testimonies. Regarding evidence, Zelensky is quite insistent that a quid pro quo never happened or was offered for example. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/02/ukrainian-president-zelensky-grievances-trump-074755 “Look, I never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo. That’s not my thing,” he said, in some of his most extensive comments to date on the current political storm. The Senate shows no sign whatsoever of budging, the republicans in the house also. This is all politics.
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    U.S. Politics

    This would get no-where in a court of law. Yes, I know impeachment is not at that standard but the polling numbers are not showing a public that are buying into this as that level of evidence isn't there. Election day will be when we find out how good of a decision Pelosi has made.
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