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  1. Would I do that? Harris has a biracial father who calls himself a Jamaican and refuses to limit himself to Black. Harris's mother is from India. At most she is 1/4 Black and maybe less, but if Joe says she's Black, she's Black, and he promised to pick a Black woman to run with him. He insists he has the right to decide. Harris also called Biden a racist during the debates and said she believed the women who have accused Biden of sexual harassment. Presumably, she has changed her mind now. God, what a piss poor election this is. Out of the entire USA, these are the best candidates the parties can come up with? What other parties are there?
  2. Oh, yeah ... remember Obama honoring a US Navy Corpse-man? How about holding all politicians to the same standards, or is that too much to ask? Meanwhile, the choice has been made - Joe's running mate is a woman who publicly branded him a racist and has said she believes the women who brought harassment charges against him. This should be interesting. Vote for the arsehole of your choice. Also, the Democratic Party has chosen its campaign slogan for 2020. EMBRACE THE SUCK! p.s. Civilians probably won't understand that, but who gives a shit I'm to old to be PC.
  3. I'll never forget JFK telling us all about the conflict in Lay-oz, or LBJ and the war in Veet-naem. Good thing LBJ didn't want another Din Bin Foo. But they were Democrats, so it's okay for them to be prats.
  4. Olivia de Havilland, Golden Age of Hollywood star, dies at 104 She made her breakthrough in Captain Blood, opposite Errol Flynn, and the pair developed an immediate chemistry. De Havilland was then cast in the role of Melanie in David O Selznick's epic adaptation of the Margaret Mitchell novel, Gone with the Wind. She lost the best supporting actress Oscar to Hattie McDaniel, who played Mammy in the film. But she did win a Best Actress Oscar in 1946 for her role in To Each His Own, and then a second for The Heiress in 1949. ... https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-53546021 Who even knew she was still alive?
  5. Brilliant. If the idiot ever had to use one of those, he'd be shot dead before he could get it out. As to the one in his trousers, it would be easy to grab it from behind and shoot him with it. He is no danger to anyone but himself.
  6. Thailand has come up with an ingenious way to solve their prison overcrowding problem and help the labour market. The highest authorities in the land are coming together to export convicts. The country's jails are full to bursting with criminals and many have been deemed safe for release of one kind and another. So the plan is to train them better in all the varied skills they will need so they can reenter society and work. While most will end up in valuable positions in the Thai labour market some will inevitably end up abroad. Thus prisons and vocational training courses could soon feature classes in English or other languages that would aid convicts in landing plum employment abroad. Yesterday in Bangkok amid much razzamatazz, Justice minister Somsak Thepsuthin and his counterpart at the Labour Ministry MR Chatumongkol Sonakul signed an agreement of cooperation on the scheme. https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1173871-thailand-mulls-teaching-convicts-english-and-sending-them-to-work-abroad/?fbclid=IwAR1MgxRyp0QUm8uXmSFidH-kvmbkpGCw88a-Vk336WRHq6y1HCOp2O14GYg Well, it's worth a try. Australia might welcome convicts.
  7. Is it simply a coincidence that everything happened after the Wuhan virus got out of China? Riots all across the US ... in cities run by the Democrats, who are actually talking about defunding the police and military? An African Anerican who was on drugs and had a criminal record was murdered by a policeman, but is being turned into a hero around the world? All of this conveniently happening in an election year ... when the polls had consistently predicted Trump would be reelected? And the Democrats nominate a nincompoop who would be someone's tool to become president? At the same time Red China (bring back the old term) is becoming more aggressive day by day, and Xi's buddy Kim Jong-un is suddenly turning on Trump? This sounds like a plot out of a Hollywood film, not real life. I'm glad I'm safely out of things in Bangkok, well safe for a while anyway.
  8. Ah, the glorious "revolution of 1932", which in fact was a military coup. 102 coup plotters hardly constitutes a revolution, but it sounds so much better to call it that instead of admitting the truth. Also, the coup plotters created a national assembly to govern, half elected and half appointed by themselves. (Not exactly a shining example of democracy). Within a few years, the military faction had taken over and the leader of the much smaller political faction had been forced to flee the country. So much for democracy in Thailand. My prediction: This not going to end well for the protestors.
  9. Nope. English teachers don't ride bikes these days, nor do Chinese millionaires. He would be spotted as an illegal alien and arrested.
  10. Nah, Cav is probably just misbehaving himself in Bangkok. Steve maybe got bored.
  11. Rename Brown University! "The slave trade in particular was dominated by the northern maritime industry. Rhode Island alone was responsible for half of all U.S. slave voyages. James DeWolf and his family may have been the biggest slave traders in U.S. history, but there were many others involved. For example, members of the Brown family of Providence, some of whom were prominent in the slave trade, gave substantial gifts to Rhode Island College, which was later renamed Brown University. ... "The southern coastal states from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland were therefore home to the vast majority of enslaved persons. But there were slaves in each of the thirteen original colonies, and slavery was legal in the north for over two hundred years. While the northern states gradually began abolishing slavery by law starting in the 1780s, many northern states did not act against slavery until well into the 19th century, and their laws generally provided only for gradual abolition, allowing slave owners to keep their existing slaves and often their children. As a result, New Jersey, for instance, still had thousands of persons legally enslaved in the 1830s, and did not finally abolish slavery by law until 1846. As late as the outbreak of the Civil War, in fact, there were northern slaves listed on the federal census." http://www.tracingcenter.org/resources/background/northern-involvement-in-the-slave-trade/
  12. BS. Other polls show Trump cutting Sleepy Joe's lead by over 50%. The NYT polls were wrong four years ago, so why should we believe them now? This election is still a toss up.
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