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Bernie Sanders on how Donald Trump won presidency

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Old 15.11.2016, 13:15
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At age 10, I decided to become an engineer. 47 years later I still am.

The only thing I ever studied that was totally useless was Spanish (the first foreign language I studied, then I went to France for a year).

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You are unhappy about Spanish!

I had to learn Latin and Welsh
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Old 15.11.2016, 13:23
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Uggg---Spanish is the one thing I wish I did learn. Although nothing is quite as relaxing as spending many weeks a year in Spanish-speaking countries using nothing more than a 'Que?' to shoo people away. Oddly enough, it works beautifully in the US as well.
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Old 15.11.2016, 13:26
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It's not just the US sadly.
I know a lovely South African family who've been allowed to home school their kids because they don't want their creationist views tainted by outside influence, even though the mother is poorly educated herself. She's an absolutely lovely woman, but all she teaches her kids is art and creationism. No science, geography, literature, history, etc...


I've long believed that a lot of America's ills come from religion not being taught in schools.

There isn't a person who went to my school who doesn't fondly remember Peter Pius Patrick Mather. RE teacher, devout Christian, part-time rugby coach, and fascinated by World religions. He single handly created more agnostics and atheists than anyone I've ever known!
At my school they taught us an outline of the major religions; surprisingly useful in later life.

I do not want to turn this into a religious discussion but!
One issue I have with religion is that if you believe in God then you are obliged to believe in the Devil.
I know a number of otherwise very nice people who were living in fear because they believed they were somehow targeted by the Devil or treated others badly because they believed they were influenced by the Devil.
Sad business.
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Old 15.11.2016, 13:32
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a racist and sexist he was called
but the many leftists bawled
when he took by storm
the great reform
to make america great and walled
Not a proper Limerick
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Whilst we're doing limericks, this one tickled me...

The MEP Nigel Farage
Paid court to the new grand fromage,
Presenting to Trump
His pale English rump
For transcontinental frottage.

https://twitmericks.com

Brilliant!

Off to FB to claim it as my own
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Old 15.11.2016, 13:36
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Not a proper Limerick
oh. i tried.

why not?
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Old 15.11.2016, 13:38
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Yeah, keep blowing to try to re-inflate the bubble.
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Old 15.11.2016, 13:44
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I do not want to turn this into a religious discussion but!
neither do I, but

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One issue I have with religion is that if you believe in God then you are obliged to believe in the Devil.
Not true, in myriad religions. Many religions don't even support belief in a 'god', let alone a 'devil'.


Sorry, OT, back to Trump...
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Yeah, keep blowing to try to re-inflate the bubble.
Err... the discussion had moved on from the Phos-show. Keep up at the back...
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Err... the discussion had moved on from the Phos-show. Keep up at the back...
i think hes talking about my amazing limerick
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Old 15.11.2016, 13:52
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Err... the discussion had moved on from the Phos-show. Keep up at the back...
Naw, you folks are doing as expected. I heard play-doh, colouring books and therapy dogs are your remedies.

http://canadafreepress.com/article/t...-college-kids#
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Who said anything about "hating" christians? I think you're giving Phos more credence than he is due. He's just stirring and I'll play along until I'm bored.
....and he's tireless and loving it every single post!
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Naw, you folks are doing as expected. I heard play-doh, colouring books and therapy dogs are your remedies.

http://canadafreepress.com/article/t...-college-kids#
We're only doing it to wind you up. You should know that by now.
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And why are these any less legitimate than any bible-based course?
Because they make people weaaakkkkk!

....or "liberal", or cry baby lefties etc etc etc
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Awww, poor victims of Phos' oppression. Alright, then, go on and keep on with your insults of the US.
I'll get to work and check back in later.
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Naw, you folks are doing as expected. I heard play-doh, colouring books and therapy dogs are your remedies.
Best therapy for you would be a full time job that stretches your talents
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We're only doing it to wind you up. You should know that by now.
Well, of course, and as you ought to know by now, I take it as a sign I hit a vital nerve.
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love it. if you people had half the mind phos has, you could see a few more moves ahead.

if you flip "christian" for "muslim" all you guys are caught with the pants down because the left loves them but hates the christians (because white men).

the left forced us to make this choice. i hate the pro-life and creationism currently on my plate but its better than the alternative that contains all of the above + more.

its dubbed "regressive left" for a reason.
"if you people had half the mind phos has," Then I would need a nurse to feed me
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Well, of course, and as you ought to know by now, I take it as a sign I hit a vital nerve.
Hmmm... on an internet forum? Really? Are you projecting?

The thing is it wouldn't be so bad if you offered something to the discussion, Phos. You just seem to be hellbent on some kind of attention-seeking derailment of the thread.

There have been a lot of reasonable and interesting points of view put forth.

You don't seem to contribute to any thread unless it's a) a hot topic and b) has enough traffic on it to grant you an audience. You back yourself into a corner then just break out the brainfarts and insults until the thread gets shut and you are off the hook and free to wait for the next one to derail.

However, I don't actually believe you are the spoiled brat keyboard warrior you portray yourself to be on here which makes it all slightly tragic and speaks volumes about your own frustrations.

If you really held everyone in the deep contempt you seem to, surely you would have left long ago to find a forum with people more "on your level". I guess you would have been given short shrift there and told to piss off, though.

Oh hang on. So that's why you are here?
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"if you people had half the mind phos has," Then I would need a nurse to feed me
so business as usual then for you
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