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To be fair on the gobshite, though, every April some smartarse has to inform us that St George was Turkish. If Turkey can be backdated, why not the EU?

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And apparently, if that photograph is to be believed, his dad was Enoch Powell!

He's the spitting image, perhaps Spanky is confusing Bremen with Birmingham? They also say "der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Baum".
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To be fair on the gobshite, though, every April some smartarse has to inform us that St George was Turkish. If Turkey can be backdated, why not the EU?

I thought it was Palestine?
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I thought it was Palestine?
Rubbish. He's from either Georgia, or Georgetown.
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Rubbish. He's from either Georgia, or Georgetown.
There's a little village near where Dougal and I grew up, called St. George's, I presume he's named after that.
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Old 18.07.2018, 11:39
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Spanky "Flip-flop" Trump now claims he "misspoke" at his press conference and that actually, he sees no reason why it was not Russia that meddled in the presidential election in the US.

It must be difficult, simultaneously sucking up to Putin, FOX News and Middle America. So many lies balls to keep in the air at the same time.
Sometimes Spanky looks like a little boy who has been told to apologise by his teacher!

He clearly stated "I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place." which was fine.

But then he could not resist adding the mischievous subtext "Could be other people also. A lot of people out there." so ruining the whole effect.
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Old 18.07.2018, 11:41
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What exactly are the parallels between Trump and dictators of the past? ....

... Shouting "Fake News" at a press which has been out to get you from day 1 is far different to locking up journalists or having them assassinated.
His repeated tweets about the 'failing NYT' and his extremely public refusal to take a question from CNN, who, love them or loathe them, are a legitimate news source, is abhorrent. Leaders always select who to give their exclusive interviews to, but that's usually where any blatant favouritism ends.

As for parallels, there are very blatant ones between Trump's views on the media and the speeches of Goebbels'. I don't know your command of German, but the speeches are very easily accessible via Google so you can hear the actual words. Even prior to Chamberlain's meeting with Hitler, Goebbels was accusing the International press of being Jewish controlled and having 'lying mouths', and made the threat (which nobody took seriously at the time) that one day their "insolent lying mouths will be shut for them".

Trump is nowhere near as extreme in his disregard and abhorrence of the press, but he's a way down that path. Anyone who thinks they are fit to lead others needs to be accountable and held up to public scrutiny. It's a basic part of the job description. Any leader who actively seeks to shut down a legitimate avenue of that scrutiny, should set public alarm bells off.
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Old 18.07.2018, 11:46
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My dad, from Germany, told me they have actual rivers of blood in the EU. Blood coming out of their wherever.
That's South Africa you're thinking of.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_River
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Sometimes Spanky looks like a little boy who has been told to apologise by his teacher!
His body language when the lights went out on his press briefing yesterday was hilarious. He instantly folded his arms as tight as he could and drew his chin into his chest (making the target as small as possible), and it was a good few minutes before he relaxed again. It makes me wonder if he ever had to dodge a left hook from his dad.
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That's South Africa you're thinking of.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_River
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It makes me wonder if he ever had to dodge a left hook from his dad.
Or the draft.
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Well calling out legitimate and long standing news sources as liars. A fascist would lock them up
Denouncing his own intelligence agencies in relation to investigations on himself. A fascist use their own intelligence agencies to remove dissenters
Colluding with a dictator *ahem* and enemy of the Nation he is the in charge of in meddling with the democratic process.Trump's collusion still hasn't been proven
Pushing an agenda that is not about inclusivity of the American people and all those that live there. erm, America First?
Having counsel from members of the “alt right”. "alt-right" is a term used just as loosely by the left as the term "fascist" is.
Dismantling the social system. This has nothing to do with fascism

I could continue but you get the point. You are right he is not a fascist, but he is employing the tactics that have been used by fascism.
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His body language when the lights went out on his press briefing yesterday was hilarious. He instantly folded his arms as tight as he could and drew his chin into his chest (making the target as small as possible), and it was a good few minutes before he relaxed again. It makes me wonder if he ever had to dodge a left hook from his dad.
I heard Donald Trump has the strength of ten men.
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Old 18.07.2018, 11:56
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Old 18.07.2018, 12:01
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"The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is ready for practical implementation of the agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in the sphere of international security achieved at the Helsinki summit," Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a Russian military spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday.
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WTF!!

So either Spanky agreed to stuff he now does not want to explain or the Russians are pulling his string; which is easy to do after an undocumented one to one meeting!

Either way Trump has egg on his face.

Reminds me of how N. Korea claimed he agreed to drop sanctions in his one to one meeting with Kim!
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WTF!!

So either Spanky agreed to stuff he now does not want to explain or the Russians are pulling his string; which is easy to do after an undocumented one to one meeting!

Either way Trump has egg on his face.

Reminds me of how N. Korea claimed he agreed to drop sanctions in his one to one meeting with Kim!
I thought his one redeeming feature was that he was a businessman and could easily hold his own in negotiations with all his decades of experience.

These examples just show that he's been totally stitched up by making rookie errors.
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Old 18.07.2018, 12:37
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Wonder if Trump realizes, this is turnning into a really 'bad thing'
But don't formal agreements need to be in writing?

I wouldn't want to be the translator here

Seems to me, the only day Trump should be let out into the public is April 1st.
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Wonder if Trump realizes, this is turnning into a really 'bad thing'
I doubt it, he doesn't seem to understand the difference between would or wouldn't or (right or wrong). I think he sh*t bricks while with the Tzar, so said it to not cause friction, and once out of Russia tried to deny it. Something you could have got away with before the invention of recording devices, when maybe a deal was carried out in a private back room.

Then he makes a statement about what he said, and at the end backtracks to throw in ambiguity. He's like a toddler, but thats doing a diservice to toddlers as they much smarter then he is. But he is and its almost as if he has bypassed the ability to accept guilt in anything he does.

Impeach I say.
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...CNN, who, love them or loathe them, are a legitimate news source
Lol.
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Wonder if Trump realizes, this is turnning into a really 'bad thing'
But don't formal agreements need to be in writing?

I wouldn't want to be the translator here

Seems to me, the only day Trump should be let out into the public is April 1st.
Dem senator: Trump-Putin translator should tell Congress what was said

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Poor Sod (the translator)! Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.
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I wish.
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