DML wrote:It's absolutely astonishing how much the World is willing to endorse him.
I could never understand why people were so willing to go along with and appease monsters like Hitler and Stalin, but I at least comforted myself with the safe knowledge that it would never happen again. We know too much now to be taken in (or give in to) by populists, demagogues and monsters.
Air Force One, the 747 that carries the president, could be getting a major makeover. President Trump is reportedly considering changing the color scheme that's adorned the plane for decades, according to the news site Axios.
The blue and white Air Force One owes its iconic look to President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.
"It was all part of this whole pattern of him trying to create increased visibility of the presidency as an active office and a glamorous office which he succeeded in doing," said Ken Walsh, who wrote "Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes."
"President Trump is perfectly willing to upend a lot of the norms of Washington and the conventions of Washington, and it appears that includes Air Force One," Walsh said.
“It's just the concern that President Trump the showman is going to go too far with changing the look of this iconic plane that so many people are familiar with and a lot of people wonder why do it?" Walsh said.
Another of the reported changes Mr. Trump is considering is a bigger presidential bed onboard the new plane. The current bed has been compared to a futon
Benzin wrote:Hey remember 6 years ago when the Olympics were here and we were all pretty happy with life and proud of the UK?
Feels like a century ago now
You know the Olympics was probably a catalyst for this.
It made people super proud of the UK and England boosting patriotism which helped the we are awesome and we don't need anyone else message of leave and such.
The Olympics where we celebrated Mo Farah and Jess Ennis? I don’t think it had much to do with the shitstorm that has happened since.
The gooseberry fool in the UK and US has been bubbling away for a long time, Farage and his ilk have been there undermining things in the UK, the likes of Bannon and Alex Jones have been doing the same in the US. 2016 was when they finally got their way and unleashed their filth all over the Western world.