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  1. newjez

    How is Trump doing so far?

    He is no different from the others. Physically or mentally. He is perfectly well ATM. The difference is the amount of pain and discomfort that he has had to endure during his young life. He has openly told us that the pain drove him to the point of suicide. The question you have to ask yourself is do you have the right to knowingly inflict that much pain on a person?
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    We decided not to have any invasive tests with our kids apart from the normal scans. But that was our choice. Having had a child who has had complex health issues requiring two very complicated life threatening operations, and will probably need more, I don't think anyone has the right to force that on other people. My son even told us that if we had known about his medical problems and the amount of pain he would be forced to endure, then he would have preferred it if we had aborted him.
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    Free school meals

    This one gets dug out all the time doesn't it. Rich people aren't allowed to encourage charity. Actually, that's rich celebrity aren't allowed to encourage charity. Obviously because they are rich. How dare they? Surely they should just give their own money. Although, that's difficult too, as Elton John discovered on this very own forum, if a rich celebrity donates to charity they are only doing it for their own selfish gain. Just because Beckham is a turd doesn't mean Marcus is. I really despair sometimes. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/11878415/marcus-rashford-charity-list-man-utd-stars-generous-acts/amp/&ved=2ahUKEwi588vlxtTsAhVITRUIHQspClMQFjAMegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw2-TXdDYYWSaCMNkYdE1h8Z&ampcf=1
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    Corona Virus

    Do you not find it interesting that minks catch it so easily? Maybe it came from minks. I have seen little evidence of it coming from bats. Has anyone isolated the virus in a bat? You get a lot of minks in North America. The Spanish flu didn't come from Spain.
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    Free school meals

    Ok. I'm not going to get into your pre conceptions of poverty, and how people should just choose not to be poor. Let's park that for now. Now assuming your statement above is true, then shouldn't that be a pretty damn good reason why we should feed the kids? I'll leave you something to chew on. We give MPs a food allowance. Yep. We give free meals to MPs. Costs us about a million pounds a year. Probably more if you include the generous allowances for the house of lords. Now, considering that, also have a think about ten billion pounds on a track and trace system that doesn't work. A hundred million on a get ready for Brexit campaign when they knew it was going to be delayed. A contract with a ferry company with no ferries, which resulted in us getting sued. A contract with a PPE company that had no suitable ppe. Consultants at seven grand a day that do what exactly? So you're happy with all of that, but you want to draw the line at feeding hungry poor children? Really? How do you sleep at night? I hadn't planned on posting here again due to the censorship, but the comments on here from some are just unbelievable. I felt I had to respond.
  6. 'if' by rudyard kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master, If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son! Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
  7. newjez

    How is Trump doing so far?

    You might want to ask Michael Jackson about that. That's the problem with private health care. The patient is also the customer.
  8. newjez

    How is Trump doing so far?

    I have no doubts whatsoever that the best team of doctors have achieved their remit, which was to get trump back on the campaign trail asap. But this doesn't mean that they have his best interests at heart.
  9. newjez

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Really do you think so? You don't think that was because they called a referendum for something no one could visualise with absolutely no plans on how to get there? And then the people who kicked it off disappeared! You don't think that might have had something to do with the four years of dither and delay? No? Blame the EU. Of course that makes sense doesn't it.
  10. newjez

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    None of the above. They are not agreeing a deal because they are waiting on the USA election. If trump wins, they are in the same position they are now. If Biden wins it crushes the UK negotiating position. The EU has nothing to lose. The UK can only force their hands by walking away, which they won't do. Why would they agree a deal before Nov 3rd? They wouldn't.
  11. newjez

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Back when we were a united country. Danny Boyle was brilliant. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/berlin-2017-danny-boyle-says-a-second-brexit-referendum-would-overturn-uk-leave-974373&ved=2ahUKEwirjoGEqKLsAhVyRBUIHX9RA7QQFjAFegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw35RCaCQCOhBemIxLSU_xjP&cshid=1602067953063
  12. newjez

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Ok. I have a friend that runs a UK factory, makes parts for pens that are shipped to the EU. The employees can't work from home so he has already taken a hit with covid. He has restructured his factory so it is covid safe, and that is ok as his European competitors have done the same. He is worried that a temporary lockdown may give the competition an advantage. He has no idea at the moment whether his imports will increase in price with tariffs or whether his exports will be affected by tariffs. Both will affect his ability to compete. He has no idea what government assistance he will get if any. He is desperately trying to stay competitive. But his big worry is that the EU will question the safety of his factories products. He produces to a higher standard than the EU, so he has no worries about meeting the standard, but if he is shut down even for a matter of months, what with the overhead of covid he has already endured, he doubts he will be able to stay afloat. Also, this will give his competition an opportunity to fill the void. This is only a small factory with ten employees. But he can't give those employees any assurance of whether or not they will have jobs, because he just doesn't know. These are very real scenarios which are going on all over Britain. And all we get in answer is some crap about Australia and some smiley faces. Smiley faces won't pay his bills.
  13. newjez

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I guess it's understandable that the EU are delaying the deal until after the USA election. If Biden gets in its a shot in the head for brexit. The UK negotiating strength gets reduced to zero. We will agree to anything. Biden will want to repair the damage that trump did to Europe, and unless we try and get an angle on that game, we will be sidelined very quickly and become irrelevant. Boris tried to force it before the election, but they called his bluff. There is a lot riding on this USA election. An awful lot.
  14. newjez

    How is Trump doing so far?

    I suspect he'll be back in hospital by the weekend. I'm not sure that banning stimulus talks is going to get the American battler vote.
  15. newjez

    How is Trump doing so far?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/07/us-presidential-election-lance-armstrong-has-advice-for-trump.html I found this amusing.
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