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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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Into the Brexit abyss....



[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2019/jan/12/into-the-brexit-abyss-cartoon|

Here we gooooooooo...............

How will it end?

We are going through a period of economic strife and tribulation that has the world economy on a knife edge, one gust of wind in the wrong direction and we could all fall into an abyss. Of course, through the centuries man has seen much worse than what we face today and survived. However, as in years gone past we have the doomsayers, the prophecy preachers, the scare mongers and the charlatans. Add to this the climate change deniers, the anti-science religious right and war mongers the world over, add in pinch of Trump and a smidge of Brexit, and the west endlessly meddling in others affairs it is all a bit messy right now.

So how do you think it all ends? A world war using our wondrous favourite weapon of mass extermination? Armageddon? Maybe a Meteor will hit? Or there will be a super volcano? Maybe we will go out with a whimper rather than a bang, a gradual choking of the planets resources eventually making life unsustainable on planet earth? Could it be over population that will do for us? Or some kind of super bug that wipes us all out?

One thing is for sure, in the history of planet earth modern man has been here for a mere speck of time…..if we don’t watch it maybe time will start running out far sooner than we might expect. But we get who we vote for, and when our politicians refuse to accept reality and legislate to protect our natural resources we bring it on ourselves.

N.C. county commissioners demanded Christian-only invocations, now they have to pay the ACLU $285K

After losing a lawsuit over Christian prayer at the start of meetings, Rowan County commissioners will have to pay the ACLU $285,000 to cover legal fees, the Salisbury Post reports.

The ACLU represented Rowan County residents Nan Lund, Liesa Montag-Siegel and Robert Voelker in their lawsuit targeting the commissioners’ prayer practices that spanned from 2007 to 2013.

Last year, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal offered by the commissioners that challenged an earlier decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that said their prayer practices were a violation of the separation between church and state. The commissioners were originally sued in 2013 by the three ACLU-represented county residents who said the county was using “coercive” practices when opening meetings with Christian prayers.


[link:http://deadstate.org/n-c-county-commissioners-demanded-christian-only-invocations-now-they-have-to-pay-the-aclu-285k/|

And yet they still will not admit that they were wrong

Texas couple convicted of keeping African girl as slave for 16 years

A couple who enslaved a West African girl at their home in Texas for 16 years have been convicted by a federal jury.

Mohamed Touré, the son of Guinea’s first president Ahmed Sékou Touré, and his wife Denise Cros-Toure arranged for the child to travel to the US when she was only five years old.

They forced her to cook, clean and look after their biological children without pay, beat and whipped her and called her a “dog” and a “slave”.

The girl eventually managed to escape from the house in Southlake with the help of concerned neighbours in 2016.

Touré and his wife now face a maximum of 20 years in prison after being found guilty of forced labour, conspiracy to commit alien harbouring and alien harbouring.


[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/texas-couple-enslaved-girl-guinea-west-africa-southlake-mohamed-toure-son-president-a8724966.html|

This is shocking.

A perfect example of illogical nature of right wing racists (with potentially VERY dodgy jobs)



Splendid!

I know what i mean!!!!!



This is great - my favourite is with the greatest of respect - if I tag my friend on the end of it you know you are about to get both barrels! ....

Trump Doesn't Deny He's a Russian Agent When Asked By Fox News' Jeanine Pirro

On Saturday, President Donald Trump called into Jeanine Pirro‘s Fox News show.

During that interview, host Jeanine Pirro asked Trump about a New York Times report that claimed that the FBI opened an investigation — after the firing of James Comey — to probe if Trump was an acting agent of Russia.

“I’m going to ask you, are you now or have you ever worked for Russia, Mr. President?” Pirro asked.

Trump did not exactly deny it although he was very clear he found the Times report insulting.

In response to Pirro, Trump said this: “I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked. I think it’s the most insulting article I’ve ever had written. And if you read the article, you’d see that they found absolutely nothing. But the headline of that article, it’s called ‘The failing New York Times’ for a reason, they’ve gotten me wrong for three years. They’ve actually gotten me wrong for many years before that.”


[link:https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-doesnt-deny-hes-a-russian-agent-when-asked-by-fox-news-jeanine-pirro/|

I am not sure that you can read too much into this - he lies about everything so if he had denied it we would just have assumed he was lying.

A promise about power and pride and sovereignty told by swindlers and thugs to frightened children.

https://twitter.com/PennyRed/status/1083837207251607552

Brexit, like The Wall, is a symbol. A story. A promise about power and pride and sovereignty told by swindlers and thugs to frightened children. What people voted for isn't the messy reality but the idea of 'taking back control'. But it's their leaders who have lost control.


WE ARE FUCKED

Hehehehehe



Trump launches Twitter assault on Obama while defending his 'good relations' with Russia


President Donald Trump lashed out at his predecessors on Saturday.

Trump followed-up on his attacks on the FBI and New York Times with a broadside against previous presidents




[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/trump-launches-twitter-assault-obama-defending-good-relations-russia/|

He is a fucking idiot

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