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In Topic: Justin Trudeau Earns Nickname ‘Little Potato’ During Trip To China

Today, 03:05

We obviously know different Canadians. Attached File  Dudley_do_right.jpg   142.48K   0 downloads




Canadians see Trudeau as ‘charismatic,’ ‘weak’ ahead of G7: Poll



https://ipolitics.ca...ead-of-g7-poll/

In Topic: Usa Thread

Today, 02:54

View PostCoss, on 21 June 2018 - 22:47, said:

Fuck Trump and the Trumpanzees he rode in on:




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Never let the facts get in the way of a good rant.  :)


Crying immigrant girl on Time magazine cover was never separated from her mom, father says


Denis Javier Varela Hernandez told the Post he recognized his daughter on the cover of Time magazine looking up at President Donald Trump and feared she was separated from his wife. The photographer who took the picture, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore, reported that after he took the photo, the child's mother picked her up and they got into a van.

But the mother and child are not separated, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed. This news sparked outrage from the White House and conservative media such as Breitbart calling the photo of the little girl an example of fake news.

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https://www.usatoday...says/725499002/


p.s. Shall we talk about the way Australia treats its illegal immigrants?  Or is it that different?  :closemouth:


Scathing UN migration report mars Australia's first week on human rights council


https://www.theguard...-council-tenure

In Topic: Democracy Jungle: Monument To Peoples Power Now Out Of Reach

Today, 02:13

"the occasion that brought democracy to Thailand? What a joke. Yes, the monument is regarded as a symbol of democracy, but it was built by a virtual military dictator to honor a military coup (102 "promoters" does not constitute a revolution) that seized power by force. While a constitution was written and an assembly created, within only a year or two the military faction of the coup plotters had taken over the country. Their successful coup also gave birth to the idea that the military has the right to seize power whenever it decides it is "necessary".

https://en.wikipedia...olution_of_1932

When Field Marshal Pibul Songkran built Democracy Monument in 1939, he was dismayed to find that the people considered it a tribute to the King who had readily accepted a constitutional monarchy, and not to the mainly military plotters who had staged the coup and assumed power for themselves.

p.s. This is not the first time plants have decorated the monument, but I don't recall seeing a fence around it before. (The Red Shirt protestors had camped around it and painted graffiti all over the monument. Such was their respect for the "symbol of democracy".)

In Topic: Justin Trudeau Earns Nickname ‘Little Potato’ During Trip To China

21 June 2018 - 14:45

Most Canucks I know say they are embarrassed by Trudeau. Unfortunately, he takes after Margaret - not Pierre. He got where he is by his family name and being a pretty boy.

In Topic: Oz Pedo Sentenced In Philippines

21 June 2018 - 13:42

I suspect the Catholic Filipinos will give him a warm welcome in prison.