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  1. I wholeheartedly agree with you that the connection between greasy chicken eaters and Trump supporters is an apt one, and many of them likely have been caught dead after eating their greasy chicken.
  2. ballpoint

    Finance not paid - and now?

    Only one thing to do, call for Spiny Norman.
  3. "really don't care, do u" is an anagram of "adultery canoodle". Quite appropriate. Maybe next time she'll be more direct and wear the "lock him up" jacket?
  4. Trump has confused asteroids with haemorrhoids, and thinks he's sitting on a gold mine.
  5. ballpoint

    Is there a law in Thailand about such behaviour?

    She probably answered an ad calling for part time female staff.
  6. ballpoint

    Is there a law in Thailand about such behaviour?

    I was in a large supermarket yesterday and they had a sign saying two items for B100. I picked up two and asked the sales girl "how much if I only want this one?" She told me it was B55, so I took the other, expecting it to be B45. Imagine my surprise when they charged me B55 for it. What a rip off!
  7. From the horses mouth, at the press conference. I wonder just where these bombs are being dropped "all over the place"? His ignorance of world geography is also evident: "We fly in bombers from Guam. I said when I first started, I said, where do the bombers come from? Guam. Nearby. I said, 'Oh great, nearby, where is nearby?' Six and a half hours. Six and a half hours. That's a long time for these big massive planes to be flying to South Korea to practice and then drop bombs all over the place and then go back to Guam," https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/12/trump-move-to-halt-joint-exercises-in-south-korea-upends-decades-of-military-doctrine.html Which didn't stop him from sending even more bombers there last year. And carrying on in his customary modest style: "I know a lot about airplanes, it's very expensive," he added". https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/12/politics/trump-us-military-war-games-south-korea-intl/index.html
  8. Whatever your views on man made climate change, it's just a sideshow to the real threat, which is over population. As long as there are sufficient resources, the population of any organism will grow until those resources are depleted, following which severe population reduction, if not extinction, occurs due to conflict, disease and / or starvation. This isn't unique to humans, or even animals, as plant life will do the same, however humans are the first species to collectively be aware of it and, in theory, do something about it. The fact that we don't, shows we aren't really as smart as we like to credit ourselves as being, or maybe we have "evolved" beyond Homo sapiens sapiens to Homo sapiens procrastinatus, if not Homo sapiens nolonger? Sea level rise may accelerate the final conclusion, by flooding large areas of arable land and shrinking the liveable area for the remaining population, but, if nothing is done globally to address the population problem, that conclusion will still eventuate sooner or later. I'm not advocating a mass cull of the population, but, unless some form of compulsory birth control is introduced world wide, an involuntary mass cull by war, pestilence and / or famine is where we are headed, and it won't be pleasant. Until then, calls for reduced emissions / pollution control / carbon taxes etc are addressing the symptoms while the root cause literally grows unabated, and arguments over the rights and wrongs of global warming are rather like half the passengers and the driver of a bus fighting with the other half to try and get them to stop smoking, while the bus heads towards a cliff with no one at the wheel.
  9. Australia wasn't covered in ice during the "last" ice age (though, in reality, it never ended, as there is still ice on the polar caps and Greenland. We are currently in an interstadial - a warmer period during a glaciation. The ice age will end if / when the world is completely free of ice caps). Much of northern America and Europe are still rebounding from the loss of weight as the ice melted, but Australia, having been free of ice, and tectonically inactive, is over-all eroding. This map shows the extent of the previous glacial maximum, with ice sheets being shown in grey:
  10. I don't know where the "Australia is rising faster than sea change" comes from, as, over all, Australia is eroding, and there is serious concern about the effects of sea level rise on the coastal cities, where the vast majority of the population live: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/new-maps-show-the-risk-of-sea-level-rises-to-australian-cities/news-story/2cd13d732b102365c9c708c4a223961f There was also a report released earlier this year, looking at the effects of the last great sea level rise on the aboriginal population, which puts the current situation into some perspective: "At the height of the last ice age some 21,000 years ago, not only were the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets larger than they are today, but three-kilometre-high ice sheets covered large parts of North America and northern Europe. This sucked vast amounts of water out of our planet's oceans. The practical upshot was the sea level was about 125 metres lower, making the shape of the world's coastlines distinctly different to today... … Then between 18,000 and 8,000 years ago, global climate warmed, leading to rapid melting of the ice sheets, and seeing sea levels in the Australian region rising from 125 metres below to two metres above modern sea levels." http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-16/rising-sea-levels-could-shrink-australia-coastal-exodus/9333400
  11. So you didn't even watch the press conference and are accusing JT of lying about something said in it. I suggest you watch the link below, beginning at 33:07 when he says "This is really an honour for me to be doing this, because potentially you could have lost 30, 40, 50 million people" and then tell us who is lying, JT or your fellow Trump supporter.
  12. I await the photo of Trump returning to Washington, waving the piece of paper they signed and declaring "Peace in our time".
  13. But they threw him out of the ladies and made him use the gents.
  14. Of course Kim is going to throw some crumbs to Trump. Just like Putin and Xi, he sees the benefit of having a buffoon in the Whitehouse who has done more to destabilise the west than all three of them combined could ever do. It's entirely in their interest to keep him popular with those voters who are easily swayed by beads and mirrors.