Saturday, 14 September 2019
Cabinet Minister Nicky Morgan says she would vote Remain in second Brexit referendum
Why wouldn’t she? She campaigned for ’Remain’ and when it lost she listened to the people.If the issue comes up again, she is just as entitled to vote as any other citizen in the UK.
There is NOTHING inconsistent about her position. Labour MP Lammy’s accusations, and the Independent coverage of them, are merely the sour grapes of people who lost the referendum
Colorado State Won't Punish Students For Blackface, Citing First Amendment
They should be expelled. We should ruin the lives of 4 kids who thought they were having a laugh because we are so afraid of being called racists that these children are expendable.
Charity Workers Share Shocking Incidents Of Racism: 'It Shows Hypocrisy'
Yes, these examples of racism are very nasty, particularly when true of many
But "a community run by and for people of colour in the social impact sector."
Is there a similar organization for people of no colour?
If not, isn't that racism?
Air New Zealand Threatened With Boycott Over Plan To Trademark Logo Of Maori Phrase
I do hope that no one in the Maori eats pizza that is not cooked by an Italian or Pavlova that is not made by a Russian or a steak and mushroom pie not cooked by a Pākehā. These kinds of cultural misappropriation are serious and any Maori who does this should be boycotted.
‘Protecting Our European Way of Life’? Outrage Follows New E.U. Role
What? European heritage should not be protected. Europeans have no right to heritage.
Its is like the Sioux or Inuit, except that it should die out while others are protected.
Interesting coverage: we are told that he "allegedly" used a racial slur, but we are not told what it was.
Is this trail by hearsay? Somebody said it was a racial slur and that is good enough for us?
Antonio Brown Remains Eligible to Play for Patriots
What? Wait a minute!
He was accused and that, in #metoo parlance, is the same as found guilty in a court of law.
He shouldn't be allowed to play until his innocence is proved beyond the shadow of a doubt.
It does not matter that you cannot prove a negative: he was ACCUSED..
Thursday, 12 September 2019
Operation Yellowhammer Reveal No-Deal Brexit Could Lead To Shortages
Does the government have a Best-Case scenario?
Why aren't you publishing it? What do you have to hide?
Have You Been Told To ‘Go Back To Your Country’?
Yes, Many times, I am an American and I have frequently had British people tell me to go back to my country. Some of the perpetrators of this crime were white, some were black and some were Asian.
Lou Dobbs Slammed For Using Anti-Semitic 'Tentacles' Trope To Describe George Soros
I can certainly see how this is anti-semitic, because only Jews have tentacles: nobody else does.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Submit Your Question For The Leaders' Debate In Canada Election 2019
Oh no! They could be like Bereto Otiz, coming into our country from the islands to die for us?
The president wants to sabotage an enormous climate achievement that much of the car industry supports.
Sorry, but Donnie does not do truth.
McCready served in our military, ready to die for his country. Rep. Dan Bishop, like Trump, didn't serve.
Sunday, 8 September 2019
‘They’re All Idiots’: Amid Brexit Chaos, Britons Lose Faith in Politicians
Of course they do. The media have been telling us not to trust politicians for decades.
We finally believed them. It's nice to have the world defined: us good, them bad.
I am a sick man. I am a spiteful man. I am one of
those fanatics on the alt-right and the alt-left, the ones who make online
forums so vicious, the ones who cancel and call out, the minority of online
posters who fill the air with hate. I’m one of those radicals whose rage
is intertwined with psychological fragility, whose anger at real
wrongs is corrupted by my existential panic about myself.
anything about me you have to understand the chaos at the core of my innermost
being. I was raised without coherent moral frameworks. I was raised amid social
fragmentation and division, the permanent flux of liquid modernity. Adults in my
life have not been trustworthy. Friends have not been trustworthy. Women reject
me. I passed through school unseen. You have no idea how ill equipped I am to
deal with my pain. I was raised in that coddling way that protects you from
every risk except real life. When I was younger my eyes pleaded: Tell me
what adulthood and manhood are supposed to look like! All you said was, “You
can be anything you want to be!” How does that help?
me I was special, but the world goes on as if I don’t exist.
for order. Blunt simplicities. Politics provides the Manichaean binaries I
can’t find anywhere else, and so I make everything political. Own the libs!
Smash the racist right! A war of pure good and pure evil. I crave the single
narrative that will make everything clear: Everything is race. Everything is
class. Everything is moral rot caused by godlessness. They say that
fundamentalism is rigid and authoritarian. I say to them: Yes! I want
fundamentalism. Please wrap me in that rigidity. Otherwise, I have no coherent
is my mind-set. Catastrophizing is pure: Society is totally corrupt. The
“system” is totally rotten. I am terrified by ambiguity and ambivalence, the
idea that the glass might be only half full. I seize on the extreme
example of anything and take it to be the typical case. In this way I
create my truth. An immigrant committed murders, so
immigrants are murderers. People are not defined by individual traits but
by group ones. Individual persons are too complicated, but groups are abstract
and easy to stereotype. Every human being gets reduced to some category,
preferably the cunning ones I despise: the libs, white males.
I need leaders and spokesmen who will never show
uncertainty. I want leaders who tell simple blame stories. It’s the bankers!
It’s the immigrants! I want intellectual put-down artists who will crush the
other side and let me vicariously enjoy their triumphs on YouTube again and
again. My moral system is simple, too. Up is evil and down is good. People above
me on the status hierarchy are venal, while those of us in my group are victims
of their corruption. The existence of any hierarchy itself is prima facie proof
From the abstract vantage point of my computer screen, I
see a world in which my opponents are elite oppressors and my kind are
oppressed. They have their exclusive cliques and I am disdained. And here we
get to the ultimate injustice: Why are they recognized while I
am not? This is the molten core from which my indignation
flows. The status quo does not respect me, and therefore I despise it.
my politics is not really about issues, it’s epic wars for recognition. I seize upon the
minor missteps made by my opponents in order to discredit their kind. You
stumbled? I delight in crushing you! Owning the libs or the alt-right spares me
the terrifying ambiguity of actually getting to know one.
faith in reason. Communication is for condemnation and arousal. Forgiveness has
become foreign to me. Sometimes you have to be vicious for justice. If I
afflict the comfortable I have served justice. I don’t have to worry about
comforting the afflicted. If I attack faraway wrongdoers I don’t have to worry
about tutoring a child nearby.
war is a force that gives life meaning. Hatred gives me that delicious
simulacrum of power. Did you really think you could raise me on gourmet coffee
and yoga pants and I wouldn’t find a way to rebel against your relativism and
materialism? Didn’t you observe the eternal pattern — that if you try to
flatten a man to the bourgeois he will rebel by becoming a fanatic?
And yet …
somehow it’s not working. Somehow politics doesn’t fill my soul, bring me peace
or end my existential anxiety. I have helped create a harsh world in which
vulnerability is impossible and without vulnerability there can be no
relationship. Relationship is the thing that I long for the most and that I most make impossible. I have cut myself off from the only thing that can save me.
indignant. I am superior. I read Dostoyevsky’s “Notes From the Underground.” I
am alone. (Except, of course, for friends who think exactly as I do.)
Saturday, 7 September 2019
DOJ launches antitrust probe over California emissions deal with automakers
What? That's not his name? He sounds like a Hump to me.
Media calling it a 'gaffe' is over-reaching: Biden is just describing what Donnie is trying to do to America.
Amber Rudd Resigns From Cabinet And Quits Conservative Party
She could echo Geoffrey Howe:
"The conflict of loyalty, of loyalty to my Right Honourable Friend the Prime Minister - and, after all, in two decades together that instinct of loyalty is still very real - and of loyalty to what I perceive to be the true interests of the nation, has become all too great. I no longer believe it possible to resolve that conflict from within this Government. That is why I have resigned. In doing so, I have done what I believe to be right for my party and my country. The time has come for others to consider their own response to the tragic conflict of loyalties with which I have myself wrestled for perhaps too long"
NOAA Slammed For Backing Trump Over Scientists In Dorian-Alabama Feud
Oh yes. We should trash NOAA, especially some dogsbody in middle management, because the Republican party have always put up with Trump's lies and we expect socialist agencies like NOAA to do the same.
Thursday, 5 September 2019
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Police Use of Facial Recognition Is Accepted by British Court
Good for them! The plaintiff wanted to have privacy in a public place.
If I had taken his picture, either because he looked interesting or because he was in my shot, would he be able to sue me? If a journalist took his picture, could he sue than for taking it "without his permission." If so, then someone with nefarious intent could sue the journalist taking it "without his permission."
Would be very hard for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, to seek a no-confidence vote against New Prime Minister Boris Johnson, especially in light of the fact that Boris is exactly what the U.K. has been looking for, & will prove to be “a great leader.@ @langej
No, Donnie, try to keep up. Boris Johnson is calling the no confidence vote on himself. The other parties (including Corbyn's Labour) will not play. Boris can have his election only AFTER we have ensured there is no "no deal" Brexit.
Verified account @realDonaldTrump
The truth is that we have a nation that is disgusted with the FBI. We have a crisis of confidence in the number one law enforcement agency in this country (thanks Comey!)
Sunday, 1 September 2019
How a Trump Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Windfall for the Rich
Why did anyone expect it to be any different? The rule of the 1% is Trump's goal: everything is designed to stack the deck against the middle class and lower classes.
Hey, If I was a billionaire, I would want things stacked in my favour too, and I would have the money to buy the politicians to make it happen.
Trump Defends Sending Tweet With Aerial Image Of Iranian Launch Site
When your President cares more about sensationalism than your security, you are in deep trouble.Did he blow one of our spires? Yeah, probably, but the guy was probably a foreigner anyway.
And what is an asset worth if your President can't get good press coverage out of blowing his cover?
Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out the 2020 race because of Democratic sexism
Geez, Sirena, get over yourself: a candidate you liked left a crowded field. I think there are many feminists to take her place, including most of those who are still in the race. I think you may be exposing an anti-masculinist undercurrent in your writings.
At Least 5 Dead, 21 Shot In West Texas Shooting Spree
Just another case of radical Christianic terrorism.
Sending thoughts and prayers to God for something you have no intention of changing is not just hypocrisy, it is the devil's work.
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