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'Trump Baby' blimp smashes crowdfunding target ahead of Donald Trump's London visit

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posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

It'll have to be later tonight when I can get a better internet connection to watch videos, but will do.




posted on Jul, 3 2018 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: gortex

The first human in history to carry a litter picker whilst wearing cufflinks. What an incurable asshole.




C'mon England, don't lose that 'r' now.




posted on Jul, 4 2018 @ 12:03 AM
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posted on Jul, 4 2018 @ 01:19 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I don’t think your opinion is just as valid as mine in this case. I think you’re wrong.


How every arrogant of you....

No, your opinion is not more valid than mine, we have two differing opinions.

You basically are of the opinion that actually this is a childish waist of money.

I am of the opinion that its a funny way of gathering publicity for the protesters.

Two opinions both equally valid, please don't fall into the arrogant trap of assuming that your opinion matters any more than the opinions of others.


It is quite funny in a Monty Python kind of way, but it doesn't do anything for the protesters. In fact it probably hurts them. I think people will view it as childish and quite a few of the 40+ population will be embarrassed on behalf of Britain.
It used to be that the people in our country had manners and style. Even when insulting others it was done with a certain panache. Those days seem gone. The younger generation seem to be more limited.

As for opinions they are not all equal in importance. Intelligence and life experience, amongst other things, give more importance and validity to some people's opinions over others. They might not have told you this at school, but you are not equal to or as important as everyone else. You've actually consistently shown yourself to be at the bottom rung of the ladder when it comes to validity of opinions.
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posted on Jul, 4 2018 @ 07:18 AM
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I would have been better if we'd crowdfunded a big plane to fly over and drop Sh*t on him, would be more appropriate,

a reply to: Subaeruginosa



posted on Jul, 4 2018 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: Enderdog

I play 725-D chess...



posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I've just heard parliment has given the do ahead for the blimp.
I am so embarrassed to be English right now.



posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: FinallyAwake
a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I've just heard parliment has given the do ahead for the blimp.
I am so embarrassed to be English right now.

I'm not embarrassed for the actions of other people but I think this blimp is shameful.
Trump has done nothing I feel remotely interested in protesting, and I'm a die hard activist in my heart, protests, civil disobedience, whatever, but targeting Trump like this is pointless and ridiculous.



posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 09:21 AM
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Embarrassing, Sorry to our cousins across the pond, even if you don't like the guy you must still be peeved that your 'closest allies' government is allowing this childish display to go ahead.

Someone in another thread asked 'would the British government allow a giant baby Mohammed balloon to be flown...'
Not in a million years.



posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 09:41 AM
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originally posted by: mikescort
Embarrassing, Sorry to our cousins across the pond, even if you don't like the guy you must still be peeved that your 'closest allies' government is allowing this childish display to go ahead.

Someone in another thread asked 'would the British government allow a giant baby Mohammed balloon to be flown...'
Not in a million years.


I think it is very embarrassing for the majority of us. To see our country formally ridicule a visiting Head of State - indeed the leader of the most powerful country in the world and a person we need to have good relations with.

The approval has been given by Sadiq Khan. He would like nothing better than to hurt relations between the US and UK as he is loyal only to the EU and Brussels, and of course to terrorists.

This is already backfiring - i am seeing many people who don't like Trump taking his side on this. As an islamic extremist Khan would never understand British culture. If he did, he would understand that whilst we like a joke and friendly mocking of almost anyone, even our friends, but after the statements today it is clear this is being done with animus and it's politics. The majority don't like jokes laced with animus here - and we certainly don't like officials abusing their office and embarrassing our country because of their personal feelings.


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posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Shameful that Khan has allowed this to go ahead, ridiculing a head of state visiting our nation, with the backing of London's mayor.
London really is doomed with that prick in charge.



posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I think some of you guys are being a little bit over sensitive here... This is funny!

Yeah, its immature and maybe borderline disrespectful... But classic & hilarious humour is generally just that, by definition. Just watch an episode of 'family guy' or 'American dad' (for example), constantly I find myself laughing, well at the same time wondering how they can get away with making such blatantly offensive jokes about some extremely politically sensitive issues... Its called freedom of speech & expression!

Besides, these protesters are simply doing what Trump himself does on twitter every other day... Even the Trump supporters around here regularly brag about how Trump makes immature and offensive comments about other world leaders and his opponents, deliberately to provoke them... What's good for the goose is good for the gander, right?

Anyway... lighten up dudes. The world would be a far better place, if people didn't constantly take life so damn seriously.




posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I have to agree it is funny, but unfortunately I don't think it is trying to be funny... like I said, taking the piss is a very British thing to do, but this is more political and carries with it more animus than jollies. Thus, I think it misses the mark.



posted on Jul, 6 2018 @ 12:37 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I have to agree it is funny, but unfortunately I don't think it is trying to be funny... like I said, taking the piss is a very British thing to do, but this is more political and carries with it more animus than jollies. Thus, I think it misses the mark.


I wonder if Sadiq Kahn would allow the same charicature of himself to fly over parliament.



posted on Jul, 6 2018 @ 01:17 AM
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Yahoo



Mayor Says Donald Trump Is A 'Wasteman' And Is 'Banned' From British City




The mayor of a major British city is mincing no words in expressing his feelings about U.S. President Donald Trump’s impending visit to the United Kingdom. Sheffield Lord Mayor Magid Magid said this week that Trump is “banned” from entering his city, and declared July 13 — the day the president is due to arrive in the U.K. for his state visit — as “Mexico Solidarity Day.”



The link shows the guy wearing a sombrero… isn't that cultural appropriation, I thought that was a major nono?

IF I was English this guy would have me face palming way more than the balloon, at least the trump baby is pretty funny to see, and doesn't have any authority.



posted on Jul, 6 2018 @ 01:17 AM
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Funny the amount of snowflakes about seeing it is so hot.



posted on Jul, 6 2018 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

You know you're Yugely popular when they're flying a massive blimp of Yue over the London Parliament Buildings.



posted on Jul, 6 2018 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: UKTruth
a reply to: Subaeruginosa

I have to agree it is funny, but unfortunately I don't think it is trying to be funny... like I said, taking the piss is a very British thing to do, but this is more political and carries with it more animus than jollies. Thus, I think it misses the mark.


I wonder if Sadiq Kahn would allow the same charicature of himself to fly over parliament.


Yes he would. Can't say i particularly agree with Khan on many many issues but as an ex lawyer he knows full well the importance of free speech, right to protest, etc.



posted on Jul, 6 2018 @ 08:25 AM
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Neither does the mayor of Sheffield. He gets to open buildings, sit in council meetings......and get a fancy gold chain to wear to events. We don't trust our mayors enough to give them any actual power (outside London, and even London is more transport power than actual power).




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