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Hometown: UK
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Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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About Me

I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Bigots, Fools and Slaves


Graphic mine

The Trump cult are at least two of things. They are all slaves to the Trump cult, none of them dare to use facts and reason because if they did they would see that they are being told to sacrifice their own well being to the cult. On top of that they are either to fucking stupid to realise what is going on or they choose not to recognise it because they have been given permission from the fuckwit in chief to ignore reason in favour of hatred and bigotry.

It is almost like Byron could see into the future and understand that the unreasoned man is still a complete bollocks.

"Go outside - but don't go outside."

https://twitter.com/RealMattLucas/status/1259566662791106569

Heh
Sums up BoJo's address to the nation perfectly.
Of course he is so naturally a hawk that he really wants to open up the economy whatever. But cause he has had the virus, his inclination currently is to be quite dovish as he knows how horrid it can be. Thus this mixed messaging. If he hadn't have the virus it would be a much clearer - get your arses to work, we are not paying for you to stay at home anymore message.

These twenty-four black men, women, and children, are murder victims...



These twenty-four black men, women, and children, are murder victims. All were unarmed at the times of their shootings. Many of their shooters were police officers and most of those officers were either acquitted or not even charged at all.

None of these people "had it coming". There is no good reason why they were killed. Arrests for traffic offenses or misdemeanors should not come with automatic death penalties. "Feared for my safety" is a dubious defense when shots are fired directly into the back or when the supposedly lethal attackers are children.

TRAYVON MARTIN (Walking home with iced tea and Skittles. Shot by George Zinneman, who was found not guilty.)

KEITH SCOTT (Sitting in car, reading. Shot by police officer, who was not charged.)

ATATIANA JEFFERSON (Looking out her window, shot by police officer, who is still under indictment for murder.)

JONATHAN FERRELL (Asking for help after auto accident. Shot twelve times by police, case ended in mistrial.)

JORDAN EDWARDS (Riding in a car. Shot in the back of the head by police officer, who was found guilty of murder.)

STEPHON CLARK (Holdng a cel phone. Shot 8 times, 6 in the back. Officers not charged.)

AMADOU DIALLO (While taking out wallet, officers fired 41 shots by four officers, who were all acquitted.)

RENISHA MCBRIDE (Auto accident, knocked on door for help. Homeowner was found guilty of second-degree murder.)

TAMIR RICE (Playing with toy gun, shot by police officer arriving on scene. Officer was not charged.

SEAN BELL (Hosting a bachelor party, 50 rounds fired by police officers, who were found not guilty of charges.)

WALTER SCOTT (Pulled over for brake light, shot in the back by police officer, who pleaded guilty to civil rights violations.)

PHILANDO CASTILE (Pulled over in car, told officer he had a legally registered weapon in car. Officer acquitted of all charges.)

AIYANA JONES (Sleeping, accidentally shot by officer in a raid on wrong apartment. Officer cleared of all charges.)

TERRENCE CRUTCHER (Disabled vehicle, shot by police officer, who was found not guilty of manslaughter.)

ALTON STERLING (Selling CDs, shot at close range while being arrested. No charges filed.)

FREDDIE GRAY (Beaten to death by officers while being transported in police van. All officers involved were acquitted.)

JOHN CRAWFORD (Shopping at WalMart, holding a BB gun on sale, police officer was not charged.)

MICHAEL BROWN (Shot by twelve times by officer, including in the back. No charges filed.)

JORDAN DAVIS (Killed because he was playing loud music. Shooter found guilty of first-degree murder.)

SANDRA BLAND (Pulled over for traffic ticket, tasered and arrested. Suspicious “suicide” while in jail. No charges.)

BOTHAM JEAN (Shot at home, which police officer mistook for her own. Officer found guilty of murder.)

OSCAR GRANT (Handcuffed and face-down, officer shot him in the back. Officer found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.)

COREY JONES (Waiting by his disabled vehicle, was shot three times by police officer, who was found guilty of murder.)

AHMAUD AUBREY (Jogging, shot by two men who claimed they suspected him of burglaries. Both men charged with murder and aggravated assault.)

[link:https://www.facebook.com/feministnews.us/photos/pb.110218365992057.-2207520000../1193218674358682/?type=3&theater|]

RIP is no where near enough.

Science Nerd Fist Bump



I just loved this. Some super hero science nerds are what we all need right now!

Could Covid-19 kill off the era of the strongman?


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I have said from the beginning you cannot gaslight a virus. As the bodies pile up in the homes of the strongman and the wannabe strongman, because they may talk the talk of being at 'war' with the virus, but have no clue about how to handle the pandemic other than bluster and bullshit and bollocks, the question has to be at what point the populace says, enough. Particularly when for the majority the economic consequences are going to be so devastating. People will put up with many things for the supposed security that a strongman offers, but if their kids start to starve and die... Vive la Révolution?!?!

It is almost like President Carter saw the forthcoming Trump era of nasty over 40 years ago...


Graphic mine

Anything better than a Ghandi Carter twofer on the goodness or lack thereof of man?

Gotta tell you a better description of the worst of Trumps excesses I have yet to see! The deadliest of sinners indeed.

damnatio memoriae



Excellent idea. Or we could just let only body bags and morgues be named after him...

Trump 'glum and shell-shocked' as coronavirus pandemic cripples his re-election efforts

“Some of Trump’s advisers described the president as glum and shell-shocked by his declining popularity. In private conversations, he has struggled to process how his fortunes suddenly changed from believing he was on a glide path to reelection to realizing that he is losing to the likely Democratic nominee, former vice president Joe Biden, in virtually every poll, including his own campaign’s internal surveys, advisers said,” the report states. “He also has been fretting about the possibility that a bad outbreak of the virus this fall could damage his standing in the November election, said the advisers, who along with other aides and allies requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.”

With that in mind, the president is hoping to rev up his MAGA rallies as soon as possible in an effort to rally his base.

“The president is also eager to resume political travel in June, including holding his signature rallies by the end of the summer in areas where there are few cases, advisers said. Trump’s political team has begun discussions about organizing a high-dollar, in-person fundraiser next month, as well as preliminary planning about staging rallies and what sort of screenings might be necessary, according to Republican National Committee officials and outsider advisers,” the report adds. One option being considered is holding rallies outdoors, rather than in enclosed arenas, a senior administration official said.”

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/trump-glum-and-shell-shocked-as-coronavirus-pandemic-cripples-his-re-election-efforts-report/|]
Emphasis mine

The petulant man baby is planning to risk covid spread at his MAGA rallies, because he craves the attention and of course he thinks this will see him through in November. Heh. I can see how that will back fire. Open up the rallies in places with few cases (if there is any such place any time soon) and that local community will be a hotspot in a hot minute. And the only determining factor for the virus showing up in numbers is that a MAGA rally took place? Trump spreading the virus and killing people, literally, not a good look for re- election prospects me thinks.

Robert Reich: Under Trump, American exceptionalism means poverty, misery and death

No other nation has endured as much death from Covid-19 nor nearly as a high a death rate as has the United States.

With 4.25% of the world population, America has the tragic distinction of accounting for about 30% of pandemic deaths so far.

And it is the only advanced nation where the death rate is still climbing. Three thousand deaths per day are anticipated by 1 June.

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The coronavirus has been especially potent in the US because America is the only industrialized nation lacking universal healthcare. Many families have been reluctant to see doctors or check into emergency rooms for fear of racking up large bills.

America is also the only one of 22 advanced nations failing to give all workers some form of paid sick leave. As a result, many American workers have remained on the job when they should have been home.

Adding to this is the skimpiness of unemployment benefits in America – providing less support in the first year of unemployment than those in any other advanced country.

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So who and what’s to blame for the worst avoidable loss of life in American history?

Partly, Donald Trump’s malfeasance.

But the calamity is also due to America’s longer-term failure to provide its people the basic support they need.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/10/donald-trump-covid-19-coronavirus-us-healthcare-unemployment|]

Emphasis mine.

While the whole world looks aghast at Trumps handling of the pandemic, when a society has suck a thread bare safety net, opening up the economy makes a lot of sense to the right wing. After all they may be forced to do 'socialist' stuff like ensuring people don't starve if they remain locked down any longer and they can't have that! 👀


You literally cannot make this shit up...

https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/1259360255990849536

I need apologize for heh this tweet. Turns out the person in the heh heh 4th photograph is hahaha carrying a homemade HAHAHA replica of a HAHAHAHA machine gun made from a hah-hah-HAH-HAH spray painted wood & a horseshoe HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA holy fuck are you kidding me


Better than a real gun I suppose, but good grief what a complete tool. Does he think that cause he has a wooden gun Covid isn't going to take a bite out of his arse??? Hehe
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