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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: 7,982

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

U.S. IN TOP 10 MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES FOR WOMEN, REPORT FINDS

The U.S. has been ranked in the top ten most dangerous countries for women, making it the only western nation to be named among the world’s worst guarantors of female rights and safety.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation surveyed 500 experts to determine where women were most at risk. Countries were ranked by health care, sexual violence, non-sexual violence, cultural practices, discrimination and human trafficking.
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America was ranked joint third with Syria in terms of danger of sexual violence, including rape, sexual harassment, coercion into sex and the lack of access to justice in rape cases. The next worst, in the opinion of those surveyed, was the Democratic Republic of Congo.

For non-sexual violence—including conflict-related violence and forms of domestic physical and mental abuse—the U.S. was ranked sixth. Syria, now in its seventh year of a catastrophic civil war, was ranked third overall.


[link:http://www.newsweek.com/us-top-10-most-dangerous-countries-women-report-995229|

Not a top ten place you want....

A Splendid Example Of Conservatives' Abhorrent Sanctimonious Duplicity



Heh

Here's your due process..



https://twitter.com/JimCarrey/status/1011390283076927488

Jim Carrey is on a roll at the moment!
Very stark

Cancelling Brexit might spark a hard right backlash. But delivering Brexit definitely will



Referendums have a nasty habit of emboldening those whose views are least moderate, as Scotland discovered in 2014 and the whole of the UK found two years later. (The AV referendum radicalised nobody, of course, but only because nobody much cared in the first place.) The 2016 referendum may have killed Ukip – but it also shattered long-standing taboos against full-blown public bigotry. If we hold another, there must be at least chance it’ll make the latter problem worse, while giving hard right parties the grievance they need to become a force once again. And, really, would you bet against a far right backlash at this point in history?
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The bottom line is, it’s hard to see any plausible scenario that won’t disappoint Brexiteers, and lead to cries of betrayal. They were promised an impossible combination, of more money and fewer immigrants, greater influence and greater control. But they can’t have all those things: real life requires compromise, and utopia does not exist. When that penny drops, they’re going to be angry – and some of them are going to lash out.

So, yes: cancelling Brexit might trigger a hard right backlash. But I can see no way that delivering it won’t do the same. The only difference is, we’ll have less stuff when it happens.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2018/06/cancelling-brexit-might-spark-hard-right-backlash-delivering-brexit|

Much more at the link.... very interesting analysis - to sum up the whole article....we are all going to hell in a handbasket!

'You're a villain': Protesters corner Stephen Miller at his home

White House senior advisor and known white supremacist, Stephen Miller, has been blamed as the cruel mind behind President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that separated nearly 2,000 children from their parents at the U.S. border.

Protesters gathered outside of Miller’s apartment in Washington, D.C., on June 25th. Before the rallying began activist passed out “wanted” flyers.




[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/youre-villian-watch-protesters-corner-stephen-miller-home/|

Bloomin' marvellous I say!

Rachel Maddow: Unaccompanied children are cautioned not to speak to reporters about their situation

https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/1011420579130421249

Be silent and complicit in your own mistreatment otherwise things are going to get a lot worse is essentially what they are saying. How has it come to this.

For those who say calling actual nazi's nazi's is not ''useful'' for civil discourse....THIS



And This



And This



Godwins Law no longer exists



We all need to be like Winston! (without the misogyny and racism of course! He was after all very much of his time!)



Just sayin'

My taxes @ work?!?!

I pay a lot in taxes. FOR THIS:

Operation Protect Trump: 10,000 police and SAS will guard the President as he visits Blenheim Palace, meets Theresa May at Chequers and the Queen at Windsor while first lady Melania visits a children's hospital


[link:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5878349/Operation-Protect-Trump-10-000-police-SAS-guard-President.html|

I am a net contributor. I pay more in tax than I will ever get back and as a progressive I am very happy to do so. NHS, Schools, streets, etc etc I am there. TBH I wince slightly when I look at my pay slip, who doesn't? But what I pay is OK with me. At least it was until I saw this headline. WHY THE FUCK should my hard earned tax money pay to protect for your freak of President???

Just sayin'

I see your lazy sunny Saturday afternoon, and raise it :-)

Sunny afternoon in central London.... check
Local garden square.....check
Bloody Mary (me)....check
Rough red (him)....check
Pate, Cambazola, Baguette.... check
Paul Simon on the iPad....check
Hic.....check LOL

Before:


Three hours later:


Huzzah!!!!

Can you beat it?

A winning strategy?



Trying to rationalise with cultists is very rarely a success

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