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Soph0571

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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....

Journal Archives

'Nobody wants us anyway': fears of the forgotten on the Northern Irish border

“It’s Northern Ireland. Nobody wants us anyway, not in London or Dublin. We’re just the scapegoat,” says David Black as he leans over a counter in a hardware store in Fivemiletown just north of the border in Co Tyrone. “People are just fed up,” he says.
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But the uncertainty over Brexit is generating more prosaic fears in this region, fears about the normalcy of life, house prices, livelihoods and a background noise of growing dissident actitivity.

“We tried to sell our house last year and nobody will buy because of the border. It is too close. Buyers were saying they would like to buy, but they didn’t want to risk living at the border,” says Leanne Thompson, a farmer whose land is contiguous to the border, which is just a few minutes’ drive away.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/29/nobody-wants-us-anyway-fears-of-the-forgotten-on-the-northern-irish-border-brexit|]

Dublin probably cares a bit more than London to be fair... London really does not give a shit. The peace would fail at the alter of Brexit and it would be worth it to them...

Let's save the planet!!!



Fusty old foolish fossils indeed.. haha



Them old dinosaurs end up extinct.. sooner rather than later though.

Donald Trump's new campaign ad is refreshingly candid.

https://twitter.com/BettyBowers/status/1178096009974562822


“Trust me, nobody has greater scams that I do. Just now, a man came up to me – big strong guy – tears streaming down his face. He said, 'Sir, you are the single greatest scam
in the history of American politics!' Nice! People are saying, nobody knows scamming better than me."


Click to view content...Hehe. Genius.

Now we know how he plans to pay for the wall



State Department intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton's former aides

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1178082039792312320

Oh look - an excellent example (again) of this administrations abuse of power... deflect, deny and lie... and if all else fails..



These people...

Trump: You Can't Impeach Me, I'm Much Too Fabulous

The Washington Post‘s Philip Rucker nails it:

Donald Trump is not the first American president staring down impeachment to nurse a deep sense of persecution and self-pity. But he is the first to broadcast that mentality to the world.

Trump has been determined to cast himself as a singular victim in a warped reality – a portrayal that seems part political survival strategy, part virtual therapy session.

As Trump tells it, he is a hardworking and honorable president whose conduct has been “perfect” but who is being harassed and tormented by “Do Nothing Democrat Savages” and a corrupt intelligence community resolved to perpetuate a hoax, defraud the public and, ultimately, undo the 2016 election.


https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1178067055226052609

How do you impeach a President who has created the greatest Economy in the history of our Country, entirely rebuilt our Military into the most powerful it has ever been, Cut Record Taxes & Regulations, fixed the VA & gotten Choice for our Vets (after 45 years), & so much more?...


[link:https://www.joemygod.com/2019/09/trump-you-cant-impeach-me-im-much-too-fabulous/|]

He is going DOWN and he knows it. Panic Twitler in full denial mode!

Dear Twitler



Hehe. Point.

Truth...



Tis is a simple compare and contrast... Karma's beeeatch is going to bite Trump on his sizeable arse! Heh

How right-wing Republicans became America's unlikeliest anti-capitalists

Not that Trump himself has much of substance to contribute to the debate. But he does have a knack for identifying enemies, and his attacks on the Chinese government and Big Tech have prompted new thinking. As John Burtka of The American Conservative points out, the Republicans haven’t had a decent enemy since the end of the Cold War. But they are warming to Trump’s trade war with China (maybe free trade isn’t all it was cracked up to be?), and his broadsides against Amazon and Google. (Perhaps these giant corporations should be broken up, or at least reined in?)

It’s just possible, then, that the American right is about to shake off its past and become a populist coalition against plutocracy, monopoly and exploitation. On the other hand, it can be hard to persuade a conservative movement to abandon free-market dogma.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2019/09/how-right-wing-republicans-became-america-s-unlikeliest-anti-capitalists|]

Interesting take - but truly their lips are moving - and you can never trust a word they say...

An Oldie But A Goodie & Still Relevant Today... "A wanker whipping up fear"



Yes. This is the President of Ireland calling out the far right for fear mongering.
Try and be a decent human being rather than a wanker whipping up fear INDEED
We need this right now... Trump, Boris et al right at ya'

(P.S. The President used the word wanker! Tee Hee)

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