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Old Jun 7th 2018, 12:08 am
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I expected Trump would be a bad President, he has exceeded my expectations. He is even worse than I thought.
I can not even watch the man without a sense of revulsion. .
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 1:41 am
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Trump again demonstrates his ignorance in a call Trudeau.
It a bit confrontational and Trudeau asked Trump could possibly view Canada as a threat to U.S. national security. Trumps response? 'Well you did burn down the Whitehouse in 1812, didn't you?'
What a total idiot with zero grasp of history.
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 1:45 am
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Trump again demonstrates his ignorance in a call Trudeau.
It a bit confrontational and Trudeau asked Trump could possibly view Canada as a threat to U.S. national security. Trumps response? 'Well you did burn down the Whitehouse in 1812, didn't you?'
What a total idiot with zero grasp of history.
I have no problem with this from a truth point of view.
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 2:52 am
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I have no problem with this from a truth point of view.
You should since Canada was not a country in 1812 and it was British soldiers that carried out that act.
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 3:20 am
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You should since Canada was not a country in 1812 and it was British soldiers that carried out that act.
Semantics, pedantics and besides the two Canada's existed officially since 1791 (or something like that)
Given how Canada took ownership of the war at its bicentennial, I feel I can spare my energy for Trump gaffs that are actual gaffs.
You missed out that the White House was set on fire, but not burned down.

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Old Jun 7th 2018, 11:30 am
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Yes Mr Trump, we did come down to Washington on a raid and burn the Executive Mansion. It wasn't the White House yet. And we didn't burn it down. To cover the fire damage it was then painted white. We also on that same raid went to Baltimore and attacked there. That's how come you have your National Anthem.
This was in retaliation for invading Canada a year or two earlier. "A mere matter of marching." it was supposed to be. The winning of that war of 1812 is still in dispute. But never mind, if it wasn't for that raid, you wouldn't have a really white house and no anthem. You're welcome.
At the time Canada wasn't a country it was colony and the troops that set fire to the Executive Mansion were British and this was in retaliation for attacking Fort York now in Ontario which at the time was a British colony.
Next it will be the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and Mrs O'Leary's cow was Canadian.
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 11:39 am
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Next it will be the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and Mrs O'Leary's cow was Canadian.
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Yes Mr Trump, we did come down to Washington on a raid and burn the Executive Mansion. It wasn't the White House yet. And we didn't burn it down. To cover the fire damage it was then painted white. We also on that same raid went to Baltimore and attacked there. That's how come you have your National Anthem.
This was in retaliation for invading Canada a year or two earlier. "A mere matter of marching." it was supposed to be. The winning of that war of 1812 is still in dispute. But never mind, if it wasn't for that raid, you wouldn't have a really white house and no anthem. You're welcome.
At the time Canada wasn't a country it was colony and the troops that set fire to the Executive Mansion were British and this was in retaliation for attacking Fort York now in Ontario which at the time was a British colony.
Next it will be the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and Mrs O'Leary's cow was Canadian.
Nor F.L would they have been given at the time to use for FREE -
  • A language, the most beautiful in the world, which they've mangled into gibber-speak absurdity,
  • Common Law which they've assassinated,
  • The works of Shakespeare - which they don't understand,
  • A stable currency with established trading links which The Peculiar Orange One is now wholly dedicated to kick the s**** out of.
Thankful? They can't even spell it. They don't even understand why so many cut their food & switch hands with the fork.
With any luck the whole thing will implode shortly.....
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They don't even understand why so many cut their food & switch hands with the fork.
Does anyone anywhere understand why they do that?
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 2:25 pm
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Quite.
Blaming other USA Presidents is not going to right this current disgusting farce.
Yes and no. In order to defeat Trump and Trumpism, you have to understand how we got Trump in the first place. How bad did things have to get to think that Trump was the answer? When both parties are shoveling money to their donors and the only way to differentiate between the parties is that Democrats don't hate gays and minorities, then you have a problem.
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Old Jun 7th 2018, 2:56 pm
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Does anyone anywhere understand why they do that?
You beat me to it. I was with some Americans in a British pub in Abu Dhabi: one ordered fish n chips, and had absolutely no idea what the sort-of twisted knife with a wide-ish flat blade was for. When did it start?
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Does anyone anywhere understand why they do that?
I looked this up at one time after I saw characters eating in the TV show "Turn" they seemed to be eating wrong. Apparently, we Brits used to eat US style, before fashions changed around 1850..
Americans eat the way they do because that is what came over with the early colonists.

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Old Jun 7th 2018, 3:54 pm
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Does anyone anywhere understand why they do that?
Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
I looked this up at one time after I saw characters eating in the TV show "Turn" they seemed to be eating wrong. Apparently, we Brits used to eat US style, before fashions changed around 1850..
Americans eat the way they do because that is what came over with the early colonists.

As Private Frazer says "We're doomed Cpt. Mannering, we're all doomed". We’re done for – Tomorrows kids will have their brains connected to a tablet via their rectums but won’t need to read or learn history anymore…..
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landing (1620) a Puritan influence had already been established in the colony of Virginia, following early religious persecutions of Elizabeth I, and later Acts of James 1, Charles II, & James II;- interrupted by the English Civil War & Commonwealth 1642-1660. Various laws were passed against Puritans and other Dissenters– e.g. The Act Against Puritans (1593) all the way up to The Conventicle Act of 1664 that forbade any religious assembly of more than five people (other than immediate family), outside the auspices of a recognised Church (i.e. The Church of England). Because of this ‘hostile environment’ (sound familiar???) many Puritans who remained in England were persecuted for no more than gathering together, and even for not removing their hats. So, as a way of maintaining their beliefs & holding religious ceremonies, a sign & counter-sign measure was used to ID fellow believers in gatherings or public places. The knife, held by the right hand is picked up and the food cut in a North-South direction while the fork holds the food as a cover movement. The knife is then laid down in a North-South direction and the right hand moves West to take the fork from the left hand (which drops to the side) and the right hand crosses back East….
The sign-of-the-cross, OK?
Scholars are generally agreed that the practice was taken to the Colonies as a remnant of their persecution and sign of piety by the Puritans, where it took hold – unlike later British Empire colonies like South Africa, Australia, etc.
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Sounds more like one of those fake history things that used to do the rounds via chain email in the 90s.
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Sounds more like one of those fake history things that used to do the rounds via chain email in the 90s.
Plus the posting style is absolutely unreadable shit.

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