Fossildog

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    Fossildog reacted to One percent in Part n parcel of living in London   
    I wouldn’t want to get involved and would be one of the ones hightailing it out. The government through their big social change policy have brought this on us and I want no part in it 
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hopeful in Trump's progress   
    Can be summarised by the reaction of Republicans when Obama got elected vs the reaction of Democrats when Trump got elected. The right wing, were disappointed, shrugged their shoulders and got on with things. The left seem have got into a complete meltdown, some even refusing to accept the result. That is the difference in tolerance between the left/right
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Austin Allegro in Islamification of Europe   
    Had a similar conversation last week with a friend who is anti-Trump/Brexit. He brought up out of the blue how Trump was achieving great things and that perhaps sometimes situations call for people who, whilst unlikable, get the job done that other would perhaps struggle with. This was a massive sea change in his thinking. 
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hopeful in Trump's progress   
    Can be summarised by the reaction of Republicans when Obama got elected vs the reaction of Democrats when Trump got elected. The right wing, were disappointed, shrugged their shoulders and got on with things. The left seem have got into a complete meltdown, some even refusing to accept the result. That is the difference in tolerance between the left/right
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hopeful in Trump's progress   
    Can be summarised by the reaction of Republicans when Obama got elected vs the reaction of Democrats when Trump got elected. The right wing, were disappointed, shrugged their shoulders and got on with things. The left seem have got into a complete meltdown, some even refusing to accept the result. That is the difference in tolerance between the left/right
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hopeful in Trump's progress   
    Can be summarised by the reaction of Republicans when Obama got elected vs the reaction of Democrats when Trump got elected. The right wing, were disappointed, shrugged their shoulders and got on with things. The left seem have got into a complete meltdown, some even refusing to accept the result. That is the difference in tolerance between the left/right
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Austin Allegro in Islamification of Europe   
    Had a similar conversation last week with a friend who is anti-Trump/Brexit. He brought up out of the blue how Trump was achieving great things and that perhaps sometimes situations call for people who, whilst unlikable, get the job done that other would perhaps struggle with. This was a massive sea change in his thinking. 
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    Fossildog reacted to Bedrag Justesen in Why are channel 4 such arseholes?   
    C4 News 13/07/2018
    Jon Snow:
     " For his host Mrs May, it was her turn on the Donald Trump rollercoaster. Horrid about her in The Sun newspaper this morning, mostly emollient, and praising in their news conference together this afternoon.
    His own scandals intruding this evening, as America charges twelve Russian spies with hacking his Democratic opponents. Mr Trump's political friendship is nothing if not unpredictable.
    Today when questioned, he was at times, verging on the angry, constantly praising himself, and often saying things which were, if you were to be kind, completely at variance with all available documentary evidence. 
    His news conference with Mrs May extended so long that the Queen was kept waiting.
    For a moment that perhaps gave him more pleasure than her. She has after all had twelve other US Presidential visitors to compare him with.
    Trump's behaviour seems to delight in provoking, and many hundreds of thousands of people across the country have come out in protest against him. Some of whom you can see behind me.
    They have streamed out across London's West End in their hundreds of thousands. Joined by a cartoon baby in Trump's image which tried to fly, enraged by the indignities they think he has visited upon both his office, and upon the wider world. "
     
    Jon Snow later retweeted: 
     
     BBC News live commentary alongside BBC Diplomatic & Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell:
    " Yes I should say that all this is working as clockwork because we were told on our official programme, weren't we Nick, that he would arrive here at five o' clock, and it is exactly, precisely five o'clock. "  
     
    MSM news organisations across the world repeated claims that the Queen had been kept waiting for over 12 minutes by President Trump.
    Fake News.
      
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hopeful in Trump's progress   
    Can be summarised by the reaction of Republicans when Obama got elected vs the reaction of Democrats when Trump got elected. The right wing, were disappointed, shrugged their shoulders and got on with things. The left seem have got into a complete meltdown, some even refusing to accept the result. That is the difference in tolerance between the left/right
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hopeful in Trump's progress   
    Can be summarised by the reaction of Republicans when Obama got elected vs the reaction of Democrats when Trump got elected. The right wing, were disappointed, shrugged their shoulders and got on with things. The left seem have got into a complete meltdown, some even refusing to accept the result. That is the difference in tolerance between the left/right
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    Fossildog reacted to ccc in Trump's progress   
    Or the reaction to the brexit vote compared to if it was the other way around. Would have been exactly the same. 
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hopeful in Trump's progress   
    Can be summarised by the reaction of Republicans when Obama got elected vs the reaction of Democrats when Trump got elected. The right wing, were disappointed, shrugged their shoulders and got on with things. The left seem have got into a complete meltdown, some even refusing to accept the result. That is the difference in tolerance between the left/right
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hopeful in Trump's progress   
    Can be summarised by the reaction of Republicans when Obama got elected vs the reaction of Democrats when Trump got elected. The right wing, were disappointed, shrugged their shoulders and got on with things. The left seem have got into a complete meltdown, some even refusing to accept the result. That is the difference in tolerance between the left/right
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    Fossildog reacted to whocares in Trump's progress   
    Guy phoned in on LBC today (forget which host it was at the time) saying that right wingers (ie Trumpers/Brexiters) are "haters", whereas left wingers (eg Clintoners/Remainers) like him are not.
    They (ie left wingers like him) hate absolutely no-one ... er apart from right wingers, of course.  
    The radio host quite rightly picked up on this contradiction,  said "so you DO hate some ppl?",  but Mr "I love everyone except right-wingers" absolutely couldn't see the problem with this position as right wingers have to be hated I assume?  And he stumbled on a for a while, getting more and more irrational (and digging a hole for himself) before they had to cut him short/off.
    In my personal experience, I try to avoid talking politics where poss (apart from with my OH who has opposite views to mine, so we have some lively debates) as I know in advance that my stance will raise eyebrows. But, if cornered, I will NOT deny my views.  I sort of feel I have to let ppl know that there are many views - not just theirs. And that we can agree to disagree without falling out.
    I find I tend to speak up when friends say something like "gosh who would vote for that idiot Trump - isnt he awful" or "only ignorant ppl voted for Brexit", cos if I didn't I am sure they would go further down that road of insults to the point where I could never speak my mind without causing them acute embarrassment.  
    So I generally pipe up with "er me - I think Trump is doing OK for now", or "actually I am pro leaving the EU as the EU doesn't seem very open to democracy and is getting more autocratic/less flexible over time and many of us voters didn't want/expect to be absorbed into an EU super-power where we lost control of our choices and when we complained about being forced to accept certain rules and regs,   we were told  if you don't like it you should leave which was a threat in my view and that makes them a load of bullies? " ... and their faces are quite a picture, cos they really can't believe that they knew anyone who could be such "a dick", while being relatively well educated and normal-ish. 
     At that point we generally change topics as they don't want to debate with me, cos they probably want to call me a thick racist or sthing but realise they can't do that without being super-rude.
    My OH is on their side (and he makes that very clear) which helps a bit with the awkwardness as he sort of apologises for me, so I guess he neutralises me in their heads? (And I expect that they feel sorry for him!)
    Of course, while my revealed position comes as a shock to them, I knew all along what their views would be, and I didn't hold it against them at all.  So hope they don't hold my views against me? Live and let live eh? 
    But seems a lot harder for them to face someone in their social circle who holds an opposite view to them  - someone who doesn't have 2 heads and/or belong to a far right gang of thugs.  And as I am married to "a foreigner",  we gave the children foreign sounding names, we have happily lived in many different countries and we now live in France, plus I speak a reasonable level of French, they can't label me as a classic xenophobe. So they are perplexed - they just can't understand. Whereas I can very easily understand and accept their stances.
    So i do think a lot of the left believe themselves to be "the good guys". (The "never haters".) But they can actually sometimes be haters too?  (They just hate ppl who don't think like them?) 
    My argument to them (re unfettered immigration into the EU should continue) is that there are lots of poor, desperate, marginalised and abused ppl around the world who would love to walk into the USA or into the EU. But does that mean we should let them? 
    The left really have no answer to the question of "when do we stop the in-flow".  And those of us who CAN foresee a possible crisis if we continue the way we are going with mass, illegal immigration, we seem to be the baddies. Hmm.
    I really can't see the open borders logic at all, apart from them wanting to be seen as "being nice and kind" to poor ppl.  But they want the state to look after the new comers.  That's the big problem.  And claim that overall they won't be a burden, as we need new ppl to work. (But I think that's not true. And that targetted immigration of required skills is a far better way to go.)
    I guess I hope I only hate certain situations which are allowed to develop, rather than hating any individuals as we all are programmed to act largely in our own self interest? We try to maintain a good life for ourselves and our loved ones? And not want ppl to come along and spoil that or threaten our well-being?
    One on one charity is usually a good thing eg when you give of yourself or of your own funds. But charity is not a good thing when it's not your money and it will affect the well being of others in your tribe/nation ie you are giving away the rights and benefits of your current/future fellows against their will/knowledge?  
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Austin Allegro in Islamification of Europe   
    Had a similar conversation last week with a friend who is anti-Trump/Brexit. He brought up out of the blue how Trump was achieving great things and that perhaps sometimes situations call for people who, whilst unlikable, get the job done that other would perhaps struggle with. This was a massive sea change in his thinking. 
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Austin Allegro in Islamification of Europe   
    Had a similar conversation last week with a friend who is anti-Trump/Brexit. He brought up out of the blue how Trump was achieving great things and that perhaps sometimes situations call for people who, whilst unlikable, get the job done that other would perhaps struggle with. This was a massive sea change in his thinking. 
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    Fossildog reacted to wherebee in Islamification of Europe   
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/16/migration-to-uk-from-eu-falls-to-lowest-level-for-four-years-says-ons
    630,000 incoming per year
    'net' 270,000 per year
    A million extra people every 4 years.
    According to OFFICIAL statistics (which based on every country in history is going to be less than the real immigration figures)
    Emigration up.  No breakdown of those numbers as to how many are ethnic British leaving.  Suspect it's pretty high.
     
    This is race-replacement in real time, folks.  
     
    But I'm just a nasty racist, obv.
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Lone Lurker in Smoking - what else is known to be bad   
    Agreed on the sugar, in years to come we will be amazed at how much sugar used to be added to the vast majority of processed food. Having said that, the likes of aspartame are equally as dangerous I believe and that will come to the fore in years to come. 
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Lone Lurker in Smoking - what else is known to be bad   
    Agreed on the sugar, in years to come we will be amazed at how much sugar used to be added to the vast majority of processed food. Having said that, the likes of aspartame are equally as dangerous I believe and that will come to the fore in years to come. 
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    Fossildog reacted to Option5 in Favourite Comic Strips   
    The Wizard of Id
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Favourite Comic Strips   
    Calvin and Hobbes is one of the few comics where I have actually bought any books. Lovely stuff.
    My other favourite is the Neil Gaiman Sandman books 
     
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Favourite Comic Strips   
    Calvin and Hobbes is one of the few comics where I have actually bought any books. Lovely stuff.
    My other favourite is the Neil Gaiman Sandman books 
     
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    Fossildog got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in Favourite Comic Strips   
    Calvin and Hobbes is one of the few comics where I have actually bought any books. Lovely stuff.
    My other favourite is the Neil Gaiman Sandman books 
     
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    Fossildog reacted to Battenberg in Trump's progress   
    Having watched that interview with Nigel Farage and seeing those protesters I'm even more disgusted with the British public. 
    Lots of white signalers making a point about absolutely nothing. Let's hope there is never a 'real enemy' living amongst us that they'll have to do something about. God fucking help us. 
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    Fossildog reacted to The Masked Tulip in Trump's progress