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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 09, 2018, 06:11:57 PM »
You can’t understand the US unless you live there is a version of what in philosophy  is referred to as the “practical man” fallacy, the idea that nothing can exist with any meaning outside immediate physical experience. In football it is known as the “never kicked a ball in your life” theory.

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It gives you context and an understanding that you don't have and cant experience by reading about it with preconceived notions. You cant choose who you meet in the same way as you can choose what you read so it exposes you to perspectives at a personal perspective that you just cant get working from concepts alone.

I'll give you an example. I know a couple of fellas one is Hispanic (whatever that is) the other is Asian (sort of). both young, educated, fairly nerdy, good jobs, good craic, decent lads. To you or me or any1 else they come across as down to earth, smart and normal.. But what do they do their free time? They drive out into their desert to drink beer and shoot guns at shitty targets they set up. I get a good ole laugh outta this cos to me its the most hillbilly thing I ever heard of. Now they hate Trump think he and most Republicans are morons but if you try and tell them they shouldn't be allowed to shoot their guns in the desert in the desert because some psychopath shot up a school they wouldn't think its ridiculous or be outraged or anything else... they would just laugh their heads off as to to them what you are saying would be completely illogical. A German fella got into it with them about guns once and starting citing all these countries with low gun crime rates, it soon shutup when they asked him about Switzerland (he didnt have a clue incidentally!) Now I don't know how they vote, I suspect blue but if the right GOP candidate came along they would vote for them in a flinch.

Now this is the thing you don't get about reading politics in America you don't get the one on one interaction with people, so you don't really get to understand where they are coming from and how genuine they are.
You dont get a feel of the vastness of opinions, eventually you find out that everyone has a different opinion, no one it turns out fits the mould of a typical righty or liberal. And these people come in all shapes, shades, ages and places.
You dont get how politics affects you personally, your income, healthcare, roads, rent, crime in your area. And how you feel about that. You can hypothessze all you want about how you'll feel but the truth is... you just dont know until your in that situation.

Also... never kicked a ball is very true you would know it if ye ever did. I could never tell how good a footballer some is until I played agin or with them , it just gives you a perspective that you cant get when your watching in the stands....and commenting on American politics from Ireland well I am afraid your only watching in the stands.

And most Americans would think its hilarious that you even are watching from the stands, the only people that take notice of you are eejits like me expats...a good portion of whom cant or don't vote.

Whether or not you think people can understand something without direct experience depends on how your brain works. Some people can only do what they know.

What is going on in the US now is fascinating. An economic system is dying. The richest 1% own around 50% of everything. The GOP has managed to convince people that this is fine.
what about google, amazon, apple , Facebook should all these companies be allowed to keep getting bigger or should they be broken up ? I’m sure these companies wield a lot more influence than the Koch brothers and it’s all on the dem side . All these companies are influencing policies that are destroying a state like California creating a huge gap in rich and poor ,

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:04:05 AM »
You can’t understand the US unless you live there is a version of what in philosophy  is referred to as the “practical man” fallacy, the idea that nothing can exist with any meaning outside immediate physical experience. In football it is known as the “never kicked a ball in your life” theory.

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danny Healy Rae is making a big speech tomorrow about the price of round bales should be good

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:22:50 PM »
Conor is there to make money (40/50m) that’s his bottom line everyone gets beat in the ufc
I think he’s lost some power or the pace of kabib was killing him or both
Wouldn’t like to see him fight kabib again as I think it’s the same result or worse
If Dana could get rid of kabib he would he’s boring to watch for casual fan and is not box office like Conor is , Conor v Ferguson would be nice

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:24:03 PM »
Gmac being fast and loose with the truth again re: Franken.

He wasn't filmed groping a sleeping woman



what is he doing?

You never told me where you stood on High Speed Rail.
do u have something to doing on me if u don’t like the answer I give ??
In theory good but I have little faith in California getting anything done near on time or near on budget , started in 2015 for completion in 2023 so let’s see

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:15:04 PM »
Gmac being fast and loose with the truth again re: Franken.

He wasn't filmed groping a sleeping woman



what is he doing?

Was he touching her GMAC or just faking it. I thought Democrats were “fakers”
the girl in question has been interviewed lots of times and states he did grope her at this time which al can’t remember of course

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:37:54 AM »
Gmac being fast and loose with the truth again re: Franken.

He wasn't filmed groping a sleeping woman



what is he doing?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:16:27 PM »
I see Chuck Grassley is now engaging in a well worn anti-semitic dog whistle by claiming that protestors against Bart O'Kavanaugh's nomination are funded by George Soros.

There literally is no bottom to the Republican cesspit.

And never mind that Republicans have actually paid people to protest against democracy.

https://www.politico.com/gallery/2012/06/16-worst-political-dirty-tricks/000188-002245-fullscreen.html

Trump is promoting that one too.

Plus he was mocking Al Franken for doing the decent thing and resigning his Senate seat over sexual harrassment allegations.

But hey, he's a fighter... or something...
I don't recall any Republicans on this forum complaining that Franken was "innocent until proven guilty".

That's because sexual harrassment, along with rape and sexual assault, are now partisan issues as far as Rapeublicans are concerned.

But hey, Democrats are "isolating themselves" by demanding higher moral standards of public representatives.

It makes you think about what sort of people Republicans are trying to appeal to, actually it doesn't at all - we already know exactly what type of people they're trying to appeal to.

Some of them even post here.
al Franken was filmed feeling up some girl who was asleep then he was defended by Katz ms fords attorney who also defended Bill Clinton and said Paula jones was a lying tr**p , you couldn’t make it up
Al Franken correctly resigned.

Were you calling for the "innocent until proven guilty" standard to be upheld in his case?

Any chance of an answer?

Ironic that you say "you couldn't make it up", since making up stuff is the one thing Republicans are very good at doing.
it was on filmed don’t remember seeing anything about Brett on tape
Could you answer the question, please?

Were you calling for Al Franken to be deemed innocent until proven guilty?

What about Harvey Weinstein?

Were you calling for him to be deemed innocent until proven guilty?
all cases are different and need to be viewed as such with the presumption of innocence unless it’s on camera like Al Franken

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:32:38 PM »
I see Chuck Grassley is now engaging in a well worn anti-semitic dog whistle by claiming that protestors against Bart O'Kavanaugh's nomination are funded by George Soros.

There literally is no bottom to the Republican cesspit.

And never mind that Republicans have actually paid people to protest against democracy.

https://www.politico.com/gallery/2012/06/16-worst-political-dirty-tricks/000188-002245-fullscreen.html

Trump is promoting that one too.

Plus he was mocking Al Franken for doing the decent thing and resigning his Senate seat over sexual harrassment allegations.

But hey, he's a fighter... or something...
I don't recall any Republicans on this forum complaining that Franken was "innocent until proven guilty".

That's because sexual harrassment, along with rape and sexual assault, are now partisan issues as far as Rapeublicans are concerned.

But hey, Democrats are "isolating themselves" by demanding higher moral standards of public representatives.

It makes you think about what sort of people Republicans are trying to appeal to, actually it doesn't at all - we already know exactly what type of people they're trying to appeal to.

Some of them even post here.
al Franken was filmed feeling up some girl who was asleep then he was defended by Katz ms fords attorney who also defended Bill Clinton and said Paula jones was a lying tr**p , you couldn’t make it up
Al Franken correctly resigned.

Were you calling for the "innocent until proven guilty" standard to be upheld in his case?

Any chance of an answer?

Ironic that you say "you couldn't make it up", since making up stuff is the one thing Republicans are very good at doing.
it was on filmed don’t remember seeing anything about Brett on tape

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 08:59:03 PM »
I see Chuck Grassley is now engaging in a well worn anti-semitic dog whistle by claiming that protestors against Bart O'Kavanaugh's nomination are funded by George Soros.

There literally is no bottom to the Republican cesspit.

And never mind that Republicans have actually paid people to protest against democracy.

https://www.politico.com/gallery/2012/06/16-worst-political-dirty-tricks/000188-002245-fullscreen.html

Trump is promoting that one too.

Plus he was mocking Al Franken for doing the decent thing and resigning his Senate seat over sexual harrassment allegations.

But hey, he's a fighter... or something...
I don't recall any Republicans on this forum complaining that Franken was "innocent until proven guilty".

That's because sexual harrassment, along with rape and sexual assault, are now partisan issues as far as Rapeublicans are concerned.

But hey, Democrats are "isolating themselves" by demanding higher moral standards of public representatives.

It makes you think about what sort of people Republicans are trying to appeal to, actually it doesn't at all - we already know exactly what type of people they're trying to appeal to.

Some of them even post here.
al Franken was filmed feeling up some girl who was asleep then he was defended by Katz ms fords attorney who also defended Bill Clinton and said Paula jones was a lying tr**p , you couldn’t make it up

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:10:17 AM »
The rabbit hole runs very deep, far beyond the comprehension of the CNN parrots posting here.  An independent investigation is needed, not an FBI one. They will not investigate the CIA and Julie Swetnik connections to the Blasey family. That would open some can of worms.
Julie Swetnick blew up WT7 for the Clintons
that kind of a zealot would blow whatever the clintons told her too

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 04, 2018, 01:04:52 AM »
Seemingly Dr Fords ex boyfriend has signed a sworn affadavit stating that he witnessed her coaching a friend on how to pass a polygraph.
ford herself only answered 2 questions in her polygraph
No word on Russian collusion for a while wonder what’s going on there
no my man I’m in far left heaven sf Bay Area


GMAC, you are typing a lot like a fellow with a street address in St. Petersburg and I ain't referring to the one in Florida.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 03, 2018, 11:30:54 PM »
Seemingly Dr Fords ex boyfriend has signed a sworn affadavit stating that he witnessed her coaching a friend on how to pass a polygraph.
ford herself only answered 2 questions in her polygraph
No word on Russian collusion for a while wonder what’s going on there

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:36:55 PM »
The Dems are trying to impeach Clarence Thomas at the moment too which gets very little play

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:19:34 PM »
Gmac
what is it that you think Avenatti has to do with Blasey Ford?

Leave him alone - his tinfoil hat is too tight
hes been approved

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:59:21 PM »
The republicans have to vote him in simple as .
There’s collateral damage in politics which miss ford is finding out if Brett is voted in I’m sure Diane and Avenatti and co will be calling by her home to comfort her and see how she’s doing .

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