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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
Number of posts: 7,970

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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Living The Wrong Part Of The Parable



Indeed

11th Century Ceiling Snip

Why the UK cannot see that Brexit is utterly, utterly stupid



If you talk to almost anyone overseas, except those at the right-wing extreme (like Trump) or part of a tiny minority of the left, their reaction to Brexit is similar that of the former prime minister of Finland. What the UK is doing is utterly, utterly stupid. An act of self harm with no point, no upside. Sometimes outside opinion is based on incomplete or biased information and should be discounted, but on Brexit it is spot on. So why are so many people in the UK unable to see what outsiders can see quite clearly?
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Meanwhile, warnings from important UK businesses become an excuse to talk about WWII, yet again. What people from outside the UK can see that too many inside cannot is how the case for Leaving has become little more than xenophobia and nationalism. What people overseas can also see but we seem unable to is that there is a world of difference between a vote to Leave the EU in an unspecified way and a real, practical plan. Which means that the first referendum, particularly as it was narrowly won, needs to be followed by a second referendum over an actual, realistic way of leaving. In other words, a “people’s vote”. When Jonathan Freedland says “the notion that a 52 per cent vote for a hypothetical, pain-free Brexit translates into an unbreakable mandate for an actually existing Brexit is shaky at best”, he is wrong: the notion is simply incorrect.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2019/01/why-uk-cannot-see-brexit-utterly-utterly-stupid|

We went down a rabid right wing rabbit hole June 2016 and we have yet to see light at the end of that tunnel - we are screwed I think.

Trump jokes about people who will die in massive winter storm to hit the Midwest



Trump seems to think that global climate change means temperatures are always warmer. In fact, the climate changes and there are dramatic swings in temperature, much like the negative 60-degree wind-chill.


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/trump-jokes-people-will-die-new-polar-vortex/|

Could he be anymore odious?!?!

Could you survive missing a paycheck?

I am fortunate. I have had a reasonable enough career, and being mortgage free, means I have 2 years salary in my bank account, not including my investments. I have worked bloody hard to get to this point, and January being the longest month in anyone pay I have 'lent' several hundred quid to employees who are struggling to get to the end of the month. I see those hard working individuals, living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, and really feel for them - I was there 15 years ago. I would have been able to survive 2 pay checks at a stretch.

Could you survive if the economy goes to shit?

Wait, What?



This

''Governing'' By Turd



Credit for this great comment goes to George Romero of Salt Lake City, Utah


[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/27/1829920/-Trump-s-Approach-to-Governing-A-Utah-man-nails-it-accurately?utm_campaign=trending|

Sums up everything that wanker does...

"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential

...command."



Democracy will prevail but they make it so damned hard

To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself*



* William Blake:

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

THE TRUMP TRIANGLE

The Triangle of Hate......

I have never met a racist who is a feminist or accepting of the gay community.

I have never met a homophobe who embraces minority communities or who is not a misogynist.

I have never met a misogynist who truly supports gay rights or who does not have racist tendencies

Homophobe
Racist
Misogynist

The Trump Triangle of Hate

Just sayin’
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