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Protesters shouting pro-Brexit and Pro-Donald Trump slogans disrupt speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan

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Brits yelling “make America great again”?

2.0k points · 6 months ago

grab them by the fanny.

549 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Drain the Welsh!

Edit: In reference to this post.

Drain the Welsh Bog!


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405 points · 6 months ago

“Make America GREAT britain again!

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TIL I react the British way to most problems.

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Funny how most brexit supporters are also Trump supporters

I wish both of them lived in the same country, at least only one country would be turning to shit instead of two

"By exiting Europe, we'll be closer to our master... geographically"

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94 points · 6 months ago

They're being fed by the same hand.

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6.2k points · 6 months agoGilded1

Yes, it symbolizes him being an idiot.

591 points · 6 months ago

You see, his view of the flag looks right to him, so by his logic it must look right to everyone else!

239 points · 6 months ago

So he’s basically a 2 year old?

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The best part of that was for all his effort, dude totally held the thing backwards.

I'm starting to think he might not know much about that flag.

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236 points · 6 months ago

It looks right to him, so it must be right for everyone

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Had to go and read who the "white pendragons" were. All I could find were a handful of bad youtube videos about "taking back control from the tyrants" and about how they're "growing strong" and "putting the government in panic mode". Oh and a bunch of donation requests on paypal.

Soo, pretty much a tiny delusional English nationalist group that seems to exist almost entirely on internet forums and youtube and have about 7 members. They apparently believe something, but it's not particularly clear what that is. The name though should give you some clue. Pendragon is King Arthur's surname, and I wonder what the white part is referring to....

Edit: And apparently they have links to the EDL (english defence league). I think we now know all we need to....

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Made more amusing by the fact that if king Arthur existed he spent his entire life fighting....the Saxons...

Edit: Many thanks for the gold kind stranger!

Make whites Anglo Protestant again

134 points · 6 months ago

They weren't even Angles, they too were a Dano-germanic group. King Arthur was most likely a Brythonic king, of which only the Cornish and arguably Welsh remains today.

104 points · 6 months ago

Make Britain Wales for once!

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Make Britain Romano-Celtic again!

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75 points · 6 months ago

Ha! That's hilarious! I also just realized I know basically nothing about King Arthur legends and mythos. He got an oversized knife from a lady at the bottom of a lake, the blade was magic so then he was king, and finally his hilt got caught on the corners of his table too many time so he just kept cutting off corners until there were none left. He told his people it was something about we're all equals when we sit at the table so I made the table a circle.

Any good sources? Otherwise it's off to wiki I gooooooooo

212 points · 6 months ago

Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!

If I went 'round sayin' I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

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just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me

Fucking classic

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I mean “White Pendragons” is about as obviously a name for a white supremacy group as possible, short of something direct like “Society for the Oppression of Non-White Subhuman Scum”

It is a good name. Appropriate. Using the made-up name of a made-up figure to counter the made-up threat of a made-up world.

It neatly encapsulates the fantasy these pricks are living.

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Actual White Knights!

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You're not doing your cause a favour by calling your gang the white pendragons.

It's the whole are we the bad guys scenario back at hq

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The pendragons are also a small sect of crazy people that believe in scientology-esque sci-fi religion cult that was started in the 80's. They once tried to stock pile guns and over throw a city government in California. In the stock pile were also plans for rayguns and explosives. After that the cult was primarily expanded in prison systems.

There’s an episode of a podcast called The Dollop that explains this whole insane story (episode #9 “The Pendragon”). Highly, highly recommend people listen to it if they’re curious (and the whole Dollop library in general because the guys that make it are incredibly funny).

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How is that podcast in general if you don't mind me asking? I've heard it name dropped a couple times and it seems quite interesting.

  • e1: Thanks for all the info, guys, I'm gonna check it out today on my commute home!

e2: So far ~87% positive reviews so far

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It's, simply put, fantastic. I can recommend my favorite episode "The Rube," about baseball oddity Rube Waddell and all his curious antics. The podcast is funny, insightful, interesting, sometimes sad, but always completely engaging.

Or Ten Cent Beer Night ... that one was amazing

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My favourite is the one where the bartender tries to get one of his alcoholic customers to die so he can get a life insurance payout, and the drunk Irishman just keeps showing up at the bar.

Michael Malloy aka the durable Michael Malloy aka Iron Mike Malloy. Primus did a short instrumental song called You Can't Kill Michael Malloy

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It's amazing. It's the podcast that got me into podcasts. I'm genuinely sad when I'm out of episodes to listen to, because it's that amazing

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Huh my thought of Pendragon went to King Arthur from myth

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You mean Scientology-esque.

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Oooh I was hoping this was the "Are we the baddies?" sketch.

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Original Poster572 points · 6 months ago

But dragons are cooooooool guys

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Pendragon was the last name of king Arthur.

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It was more an epithet than a surname or a family name, specifically a name given to a powerful chief or warlord of ancient Britain or Wales. Also in the earliest legends, it was only attached to Uther or his brother. Its use in reference to Arthur didn't begin until the 1800s in some of Tennyson's poems, in which it's still used as a title.

Edit: Not a title inherited through a bloodline, but an epithet that Uther earned.

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Given his fighting the Saxons and the Norse, I'd bet he was just a smidge intolerant, too.

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Or kinda like if the capital of America had a sports team named after the natives.

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'Vast majority' is pushing it a bit.

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Why would they hold a fucking American flag? For pro-Brexit?

Probably because they were shouting pro-trump while holding the flag, also while holding it wrong like an idiot, making his views even more laughable looking

for some people the American flag symbolizes right wing/capitalism.

European here... true for many people I know.

Also war, Hollywood, porn and religious crazies. Oh, and really sugary, fatty food. I think that’s what most people think of.

I'm all for making fun of American cuisine (as someone who grew up here) but having lived two years in the Netherlands, they're just as insane with their determination to fry carbohydrates.

It’s not necessarily me making fun of it. More like... grudging admiration.

I currently live in Scotland. Ever had a deep fried mars bar? 😂

Aha here in Toronto we got this food tent that opens up during the summer time and we have a bunch of odd, fatty foods. Things like doughnut burgers and deep fried butter. Fried mars bars and a bunch of other things like that are found there too.

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And guns. Don't forget guns.

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It's because George Soros..... am I doing it right. This is how we frame arguments now correct?

609 points · 6 months ago

I think you skipped over the "emails" step


397 points · 6 months ago

You’ve been promoted to editor in chief of Breitbart.

Woah there, for the euro market you need to throw in a PROTECT WESTERN CIVILIZATION FROM CULTURAL MARXISTS

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You laugh but this is a serious issue. Yesterday I was walking to the car and a frog criticized my hairstyle. We need to figure out how to turn the frogs straight ASAP.

We need to see that hair first.

And this frog, maybe he was just having a day, you know?

9 points · 6 months ago

Yeah, a real gay frog would have told him his eyebrows need work.

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34 points · 6 months ago

You're gettin' it now, champ!

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112 points · 6 months ago

I think it is also because buttery males and taupe suits.

Original Poster67 points · 6 months ago

Mustard too.

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Ahhh, Hillary! Connect her somehow.

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Waving the English(not uk) flag around constantly outside of football games or royal weddings is strongly associated with right wing extremists in the uk (we don't put much stock in flags mostly).

An extension of this from them most likely

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Why were they calling for his arrest? I understand that they vehemently disagree with him but what do they see as an actual crime?

447 points · 6 months ago

From the article:

'subverting' the constitution.

You know, the one that we famously don't have in the UK.

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Well, we have a constitution, only an 'unwritten' one based on law and precedent. How in the fuck Sadiq Khan is violating it in their minds, I do not know. Perhaps subverting the rule of the monarch? There's probably some zombie legislation or precedent in their there they'd trot out for their purposes, just like they'd be justified in shooting a Welshman with a crossbow from the walls of York or some other bullshit.


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The UK has a constitution, just not a codified one. Our constitution is the set of acts of parliament, legal precedents, and court judgments which cover the structure of government and power.

There's a report from KCL to the Commons from a few years ago which covers the status quo and some of the relative merits of codified and uncodified constitutions which makes for an interesting read.

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His crime is being Muslim... or not being white. For some reason.

I get that that's the thinly veiled reason, but I want to know on what legal grounds they thought they could make a citizens' arrest.

You're missing it... the logic rarely extends farther than that. The crime is being Muslim. If it's not illegal it should be. If we don't get them now they're going to install Sharia law. (Occasionally they feel that being Muslim is treasonous if you're looking for an existing law)

Here's another example of a recent similar incident in Canada. The politician handles it exceptionally well.

Her grounds... she knows he's with the Muslim Brotherhood and he's for Sharia.

Never mind that he's Sikh.

164 points · 6 months ago

*Shakira law. No dishonest hips.

Here in Canada we answer to Shania law. Woe be to any man of hers that doesn't walk the line.

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Under Shania law, does every senate meeting begin with the speaker shouting "Let's go girls!"?

Yes, and if you don't she'll getcha good.

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I like how she walked out as if she won instead of realising she looked like a complete loser. What a cunt.

Shh, you shouldn't confront these people with reality, they don't like that.

Guy's a straight up boss though. I wanted to punch the shit of out her and he's just standing there, dealing with it like a mature, sane person. Huge props to the dude, mad respect.

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The awkward moment people don't see the difference in Sikh's and Muslims.

It's basically a case of "Are they brown? Y/N? If Y, do they have a turban, Y/N? If Y, they're Muslim"

I mean, never mind that Muslims don't actually wear turbans all that often from what I understand.

Muslims don't wear turbans at all. Men sometimes cover their head with a small, rounded cap (I forget the name) but not turbans. People are just so straight up ignorant, it's mind-boggling.

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See now this is the exact reason why people say anti-muslim protests are racist; because the sort of person who does shit like this doesn't actually care if they're muslim, they care if they're brown.

I imagine there's got to be a small proportion who are honestly critical of the religion (which is pretty myopic because no major religion is an entirely monolithic entity).

I can extend benefit of the doubt to people who are critical of religion, aspects of it, certain practices, etc.

Comes a point, though, where you have to take a good look at the company you keep. If you're not racist, but all your allies are racist, is the thing you're fighting for really that likely to be just?

That's exactly it. I have the same beef with all dogmatic religions. As long as it stays out of the lives of people who don't share it, I don't care what it says. Even if it doesn't stay out, I don't blame the religion. There's plenty of peaceful believers. Hell they outnumber the non-peaceful ones.

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Turban=Muslim for these people.

Does it really matter though? If someone has a go at someone because of their religion/ethnicity/whatever, perceived or otherwise, they’re racist. Getting the details wrong just makes them an idiot on top of that.

I remember seeing a picture online shortly after the spate of ISIS attacks in France saying “these guys are Sikhs, not muslims, stop abusing them” - but that made it seem like the only reason it’d be wrong to abuse a Sikh person is because it’s mistaken identity.

I think it just serves to illustrate that what these people really care about is skin colour. They try to wrap it up in stuff about “Islam being a barbaric religion” but it’s just an excuse.

Someone having a go at someone for their religion isn't racist, but it can be bigoted. Sorry for being a pedant.

Conflating someone's skin colour with their religion and prejudging them for it, undeniably racist.

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Your average American confuses Indians with Iranis but hey, as long as brown people are put in their place everything's good right?

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Article mentions statements "referencing his religion" as the reason for their actions. So... that's it. That seems to be the entire reason.

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Him being in office, he's muslim (I heard he was more agnostic, but whatever), he's a socialist, he's labour.

Mostly the muslm thing as far as I can tell, something about being an islamic state plant trying to establish a city-wide sharia zone (he's not)

Take your pick, people and groups like this rarely, if ever have concrete evidence to support their inane babble.

They are children, spoilt little sprogs bitching that someone they personally despise because 'reasons' is actually doing a half-decent job and it's not boris johnson or a tory.

He's a British Muslim, meaning he can be pretty damned British. Dude was the first to recognise one of London's most vibrant heart sectors was dying and going (the pubs and bars) and put policies to save it, I mean he would know more then any Tory about that, his father was a bus driver and his mother a seamstress. Dude was working class and became mayor of London, and it is people like him that make me respect that city.

He is a true success story of an immigrant's dream done through hard work and desire to rise, the thing the US flaunts about.

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He isn't a socialist

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12.9k points · 6 months ago

He told delegates: “It is a pleasure to be here even though we were distracted by the actions of what some would call very stable geniuses.”


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I love that they wanted to arrest Khan. Love it.

So normally, when you arrest someone, they have actually committed a crime, not just hurt someone’s feelings.

Absolutely love these guys, they’re such good value. As long as they keep turning up, we’ll be aware that stupidity knows no bounds, and if anything it puts these folks right back in their box. White Pendragons indeed - THAT’S NOT EVEN A REAL THING!!

Edit: I’m reading replies like “wanting to arrest khan for no reason is like trying to impeach trump for no reason”, as if these wingnuts are completely oblivious to everything that’s happened over the last year, and also that making a citizens arrest of a city mayor is some how the same as impeaching the president of the USA. Thing is, I’m not even mad - it’s hilarious. Please keep saying this shit, I beg you.

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They just want to arrest people they don't like, and support criminals they like, and call it "law and order"

phone call for germany, circa 1938

Watch out for that Adolf Hitler, he's a bad egg!

should have just let him into art school

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You know, with Hitler, the more I learn about that guy, the more I don't care for him.

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Ello? Yes? Ziss is Germany 1938. Vut can I do for you?

... is your refrigerator running?

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Well, it ran away now.

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And they found it in an attic in Amsterdam.

Off to Offswitch mit du, naughty refrigerator.

205 points · 6 months ago

Arbeit macht Freon

49 points · 6 months ago

Offswitch Auschwitz?

I don't know if I should laugh or run away

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104 points · 6 months ago

"Hello Germany, I'm having problems with people I don't like living in my country and I've tried everything. I need some sort of final solution, got any ideas?"

Well, even though airplanes, boats, and ladders exist, have you considered a wall?

"Ugh... who gave me the number for US instead of Germany?"

You failed to mention the almighty blimp. What could go wrong with a German blimp?

Well, the US one is president.

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13 points · 6 months ago

Law and order so that they don't start rioting, the best type of law and order.

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And yet liberals are the snowflakes

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White Pendragons indeed - THAT’S NOT EVEN A REAL THING!!

In the US, the mish-mash of words like dragon and wizard are typically used by the Ku Klux Klan. And though I don't think the KKK had ever used the word "pendragon" before the evocation of Authurian legend to support "white identity" politics is very reminiscent of good old fashioned KKK style.

It's certainly emblematic that the folks who claim so loudly to treasure European culture sound like they learned it from an anime.

No offense to anime.

280 points · 6 months ago

You mean to tell me that King Arthur wasn't a teenage girl whose heroic spirit can be summoned to do battle for the Holy Grail?!

Nani !?

141 points · 6 months ago

Desu vult!

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Also her son, Mordred, is now also a hot lady.

Bonus: Arturia is still Mordred's father because Merlin gave her a magic penis.

What the fuck, Japan?

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There's no way my knight errant could be this cute!

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There's an idea that if you make your terrorist organization sound ridiculous no one will take you as a serious threat.

That may help explain how after numerous social rebukes and countless internal scandals that would have brought down any other group why the KKK had survived for over a hundred years. In part, at least, there's certainly a lot of other reasons, but the fact that no one can take an organization whose leader is called the Imperial Grand Wizard seriously helped.

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Also typically used in D&D games.

Hey, don't you drag us harmless, basement dwelling nerds into this ridiculous irl fiasco. We have kingdoms to save.

Hell yeah man, tonight my party is trying to fight are way out of a castle surrounded by Orcs. Real Helm’s deep situation can’t wait!

48 points · 6 months ago

Good luck on the adventure, hope you roll plenty of critical hits against the enemy.

And not when determining how badly you’re damaged from falling off walls, for example.

What if you are intentionally falling off a wall to elbow drop an orc?

That's what one of my players did last time I ran a similar game?

TIL Macho Man Randy Savage faked his own death so he could spend time playing D&D.

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Well, 'how badly you're damaged' would still apply, how badly they (as in the orc) get damaged is a whole other topic.

Don't you just love it when players lose all sense of self-preservation and literally just fling themselves into a melee? I wonder how many times people have physically thrown their Small-sized party members into combat just because the Small-sized one thought it'd be a brilliant idea.

How I ended up ruling it was that if he made his attack roll, it'd count as a normal melee attack, but both he and the orc would take the falling damage.

That same party member later attached a chain to the belt of a halfling barbarian party member. And that ended up being a total game changer.

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No joke? Dude, that's fucking awesome. How did you guys get in that situation? Do you have to fight your way out, or just hold on til help arrives?

The game I'm in now is too early to be in that kind of a situation, but we HAVE discovered a portal created by the god of travel, that links 11 other worlds to ours.

We're currently trying to befriend members of each plane, and are building a tavern for everyone just outside of our part of the portal. We have to make friends before the dark elves stop pretending to be nice and decide to march their army in from the Underdark portal.

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Hey off topic, but can you guys help me figure out what I should play for Tomb of Horrors?

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Something you don’t get too emotionally attached to.

The best answer.

Seriously, just name the dude Redshirt the Expendable and call it a day.

Paladin for good saves and team utility, rogue for saves and utility against traps, or a non-blaster wizard for even more stupid levels of utility. Pretty much just utility, utility, utility. If your party needs to deal lots of damage you’re probably already dead.

Something with as many minions and summons as you can manage, bring anything that lets you avoid direct contact with the environment as well, I'm talking ten foot poles, eleven foot poles, telekinesis and grappling hooks.

There's a lot of doors and buttons and they're all fucking bastards.

Some sort of germophobe cult leader should be fine*

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Ours just got done fighting redcaps and we're about to kick the shit out of some trolls.

Fuck, I think my D&D game actually is real life.

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So normally, when you arrest someone, they have actually committed a crime, not just hurt someone’s feelings.

They support a man who wants to take away the broadcast licences of people who are critical of him and "reform the libel laws" to shut down dissent. They're just copying their dear leader strong and stable president.

The funny part is if Trump did somehow manage to change libel laws he would be fucking himself over even harder because of all the shit he spews over Twitter.

Oh course, but he doesn't believe the law applies to him. He's constantly shown us this.

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It's amazing the projection of the word "snowflakes" from these butt-hurt morons.

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But no, liberals are the snowflakes because we don't like hate crimes and want equality.

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Waaaaah he hurts my feelings, arrest him :(

The right wing is the definition of crybaby snowflakes, just take a look at their emperor, whining 24/7 on twitter.

Conservatives 10 years ago: Political correctness is a good thing! Censor media!

Conservatives now: Political correctness is horrible! Get rid of it! Censor media!

Hilarious how the party (at least for the US, don't know about elsewhere) so proud and emblematic of PC... now opposes it but still wishes to censor the media.

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That's why it's so funny when they bitch about leftists being too sensitive. The right are the real snowflakes that can't deal with having their precious fee fees hurt.
A gaggle of crybaby pussies. Not much more.

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Richards had told Hoover and another youth of his scheme, which he called Pendragon, to take control of Marin County, blow up the Golden Gate and Richmond-San Rafael bridges and install laser guns on Angel Island and Mount Tamalpais to guard his kingdom. He ran into financial troubles in 1982 and enlisted the youths to kill Baldwin to get money, promising Hoover $5,000, according to court records.

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In America you can have someone arrested for hurting your feelings, just look at that school board president that's been all over Reddit. The greatest country in the world

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It’s a good job the U.K. has free healthcare for those burns

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Original Poster460 points · 6 months ago

Top banter.

"Home's south London m8"

Original Poster8 points · 6 months ago

Lads lads lads

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"There are dozens of us! Dozens!"

I see Tobias Fünke, i upvote.

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British white supremacists are now using the American flag as a symbol. Think about that for a while.

Who’s the mother country now, fools lol !

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135 points · 6 months ago

For real. This should be an insult to Americans. Instead I know republicans are probably nodding their heads in agreement.

Cannot confirm. Am Republican and this is retarded. I don't want white supremacists holding my flag as if they can claim it their own.

Thank you for being one of the sane Republicans right now. I have no problem with Republicans who think for themselves (I used to be one), only the ones who blindly parrot anything Trump says. They're the ones who've guaranteed I'm never going to back to the republican party.

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Thank god, I mean I prefer the union jack anyway but perhaps I won't always associate the St George's cross with hooligans/racists if they start using the US Flag instead.

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17 points · 6 months ago

I feel dirty.

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Why'd they pick such a cultish name

257 points · 6 months ago

"Fuck brown people" were a bit too much on the nose and King Arthur is as a national legend, so voilà!

what about "scared of the Dark"?

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For our American friends a P45 is the form you get handed when you get fired or leave a job.

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115 points · 6 months ago

3 fuccbois do not mean there is a quorum

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”If you touch us, you'll be done for common assault"

said the one causing problems

37 points · 6 months ago

I liked the bit about not being able to arrest them because they bought tickets.

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I'll never understand why "the common man" thinks that Trump is in his corner.

Because he said so and he was loud

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“Ladies and gentlemen, we're here today to make a non-violent, peaceful citizen's arrest.”

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If you want trump you can have him

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What was the chant? America First? That makes sense for foreign nationalists.

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from a group called the White Pendragons


Mother fuckers were ranting something about the Fabians too, which I now have to go look up.

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Fabian strategy was what the Romans called a war of attrition. In the late 1800's/early 1900's there was a group called the Fabian Society that were socialists who were against the idea of revolution and instead advocated for incremental reforms. Literally the least threatening, arguably least effective of the socialist groups. They even call themselves "Center-Left" to distance themselves from working class socialism and more towards liberalism

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arguably least effective of the socialist groups

Er, except they were an incredibly well-connected group, and what they advocated actually happened. There was an incremental massive shift in labour and individual economic rights from 1918 to 1960, including the old age pension, free universal healthcare, access to free education up to 16, then 18, then university, unemployment support, huge programmes of house building, housing improvement, public health improvements, which completely revolutionalized the life of ordinary people living in Britain. Their members included McDonald (the first Labour PM) and Attlee (who founded the NHS). They also founded the London School of Economics.

Exactly. Social Democracy has been the only form of socialism to actually succeed - because it doesn’t involve overthrowing existing power structures, something which is not only difficult to do (and impossible to do legally, hence a lack of popular support unless things get really bad like in Tsarist Russia), but also results in a power vacuum which leads to dictatorships.

Meanwhile social democracy gets you a welfare state, nationalised healthcare and education, and all the other good stuff a decent first world country has.

Not to mention that it doesn’t have to be a dichotomy between free markets on one side and socialism on the other (a mistake a lot of hardcore left wingers make). A free market doesn’t stop you handing out benefits, and is arguably much freer when properly regulated to stop exploitation of consumers and workers.

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TIL several Washington interns got a free trip to London. I hope they got to see the Eye!

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Idiots shouting idiot things because idiots

And there was only about 5 or 6 of them. Looked quite pathetic really.

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Fucking shit ass article! I was looking for pics and a reference to how many dumbasses were involved and it never mentions how many people actually showed up. I imagined thousands or at least hundreds of protester but no. Its not even a fucking dozen? Wouldn't doubt Trump being fed this article to make him feel special.

Went back and saw the video after having issues on mobile... should have started there I guess...

There's a reason the automod stickies a post on top of every Independent Article.

They're known to sensationalize.

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"a number"

hate that term... zero is a fucking number

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