Re: 'You brought nothing to the party but a six pack of regret?'
"hair of the dog"
That's a typo.
It should read "Heir of the dog" - which is cognate with that other phrase "Son of a bitch".
73 posts • joined 25 Oct 2009
"Is there anyone else getting the impression the The Trump is a little unhinged. He seems to live in an alternate reality. He seems to have lost his grip on the real world. Is he going mad?
If so just what is the constitutional process for removing him from office."
Trump will simply define his mental state as "sane" - and have critics banged up in a sanatorium somewhere (costs of 'treatment' not covered by the ACA obviously).
"Sadly the USTR is not particularly interested in what's fair or even legal, as long as it protects American interests (i.e. money).
As for who's actually entitled to what, America is one of the world's most notorious rip-off artists. Just look at Disney and Apple, as two of the more prominent examples, or frankly anything in America's vast portfolio of laughable patents, or any of the supposed "create works" coming out of Hollywood or the American music industry."
I was startled to read that Waltzing Matilda is an American song.
It was Copyrighted in the US in 1941, so those criminals in Oz have been stealing this American creative product - ever since 1896.
Sort 'em out Trump!
" Many of Trump's policies are absolutely at odds with the agenda of his own party in Congress"
"Republicans may have a unified government at the moment, but they don't have a unified party."
Since no-one really knows exactly what Trump will actually do in office (his campaign rhetoric was all over the map) it may turn out to be misleading to describe Trump as a Republican.
"I don't care. I'm not voting for Trump because of facts of any sort. I'm voting for him because it's the political equivalent of pulling the pin and tossing the grenade in the china shop."
It's the political equivalent of pulling the pin and hugging that grenade closely to your chest.
" If a modern human went back in time to the time these legends were written, if they were able to communicate and if they didn't give everybody some modern-day pathogen that's lethal to the lot of them, how are you going to communicate the size of just our solar system to anybody from that era in any functional way? You'd almost have to introduce some hackneyed number like 5,000 years for it to be understandable."
Agreed. In order to grasp both the size and time aspects of the universe would require advanced mathematical understanding.
However, even today journalists are advised to avoid statements like
"30% of the population" and instead say
"three people out of ten"
Depressing isn't it?
"Oddly enough, due to the much-abused law allowing the seizure of assets purported to be used in a crime, there are quite a few cases in the US that have names along the lines of US Government v a huge pile of cash."
Suppose the pile of cash should win?
(Some might suppose this has already happened)
The SFO seem to be saying that the data they require is being sent to the US authorities & not to them.
Doesn't this really mean that the US agencies have shouldered aside the SFO because they wish to act as judge & jury on any event anywhere in the world which may impact on US interests?
Who could have imagined that this would happen?
Many of you seem to think this is about responding to terrorism, an assault on civil liberty, damage to the IT industry and all sorts of red herrings.
There's an election coming up.
Dave is getting some TV time standing next to the US President whilst looking all statesman-like.
I ordered one & got a whole series of emails.
Acknowledgement/ processing/ about to ship/ it has been shipped.... and 15 minutes after that last one, a final email to say it's all been a mistake, we haven't shipped anything and we're out of stock so please buy a different model at £69.
Clearly a company one can have confidence in.
I agree that China would have no wish to fight alongside NK if a war should start, but to jump from that to assume that China would fight against NK is an impossible leap.
Why on earth would they? What could they possibly gain from this?
Sit back and let everyone else exhaust themselves.
"You may not care what UN says, but that has a shiny forecast of ending up with UN dragoons, TANSTAAFL and rocks being lobbed at the Cheyenne Mountain."
The UN should stick to local politics and leave the neighbours alone.
TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free Launch - at least, not from the bottom of Earth's gravity well.
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