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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
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Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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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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Today the intercom went at an ungodly hour, a package was being delivered...

Now I was not expecting anything, even though online has been our saviour as we protect the SO from Covid, so hhhmmm I thought, what could this possibly be? And a chap for Fortnum and Mason hands me a rather big box. If you don’t know, anytime you get a box from F&M luxury is assured. And now to the back story. Some ex-colleagues, now friends, are texting, talking about drinks, but the SO is not able and I am not leaving him to go for drinks, they know and love him. They sent me a hamper this morning.

‘’If xxSOxx can’t come to the party, the party will come to xxSOxx.’’

I can not tell you how much this raised my spirits. Apart from the marvellous wine in the hamper (hic), just the not feeling alone. They know me IRL. They know that I am not a Florence, that I am the Iron Lady – hell they all worked for me and know I have a big brain and zero tolerance for BS and so the reached out in the best possible way to a not Florence, struggling to manage emotionally and physically with the challenges that I face. So as I am worried and fretful and trying my hardest isn’t that hamper splendid!

Diversity take to the stage with POWERFUL Black Lives Matter performance



This is amazing.

Inspired by catbytes post about a picture of his dad I thought I would share this...

catbytes post be amazing!! https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214023371

My twin and I have very few photos of us as kids. It was the 70's and my parents were not yet financially comfortable and taking photos of us kids was really not a priority, but my mother recently sent me a photo that has been found in one of her sisters attics and I have had some very bad photoshop fun with it. It is amazing what you can spend time on when life is shit - and your time is spent waiting for your SO to wake up from his latest escape from cancer pain - and you also want to make your twin laugh!! So this is my imagined childhood where my twin and I imagine what was impossible for us at that time!



Insurgents on the streets of America



They are terrorists. All of them. An insurgency is underway from the far right in America. They are traitors to the constitution in the same way their forebears were in the civil war. They are looking to crack as many skulls as possible with the explicit permission of the man who is supposed to be the protector of said constitution. Generally speaking insurgents are enemies of the state and, be in doubt, this is a moving coup against the people and governance of the United States of America. If they get away it ...That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. The President is on the side of the terrorists and insurgents and they cannot be allowed to cheat and terrorise their way to fraudulent election success. The stakes have never been higher. Not just for America but for the free world...we need America back as well. Any other outcome is unthinkable...



Heh.

The day they realise it is not all about them...



...will be a great day for the rest of us. They have told us it is all about them for a millenia. The privileged whiny waaahhhh what about MY RIGHTS crowd, always try and steal the narrative and make it about them. It is as good an example of undeserved privilege as any.

'I will ensure that our American heroes know that I will have their back and honor their sacrifice'

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1301697991481458688
Here’s my promise to you: If I have the honor of serving as the next commander in chief, I will ensure that our American heroes know that I will have their back and honor their sacrifice. Always.


Of course Trump thinks veterans and heroes are suckers and losers. He has no concept of service and sacrifice. He is the opposite of Biden. Trumps America is anarchy and disharmony because of who he is. If you look at some of the cult on Trumps tweet about this where of course he denies all knowledge and says he will swear on anything to prove it blah blah blah that the cult are still buying the lying unpatriotic sneering cheese. At this point they are lost to the rest of America. Backing the sociopath over American heroes.. heh, although I suppose these are the same people who would say they would rather be Russian that Democrat, so there is that.

Biden on the other hand means it when he says he will honour the sacrifice, cause he had a son that served, he has led a life of service. Just think, when he wins he may even do something about Russian bounties on the heads of serving soldiers. Oh my!!

Trump and Barr looking to use anti-Mafia law to crack down on protesters

President Donald Trump may attempt to crack down on Black Lives Matter protests wielding a legal weapon typically used against mob bosses.

The president and some of his top officials have signaled that they may use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act to target Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists, although legal experts are highly dubious that law would apply in those cases, reported The Daily Beast.

“It was useful, and still is sometimes, at taking down genuine organized crime,” said former federal prosecutor Ken White. “The problem is that [RICO] sounds badass so people want to use it on everything. People basically use it like an angry emoji … I think 98 percent of the time it’s invoked, it’s more emotional or performative than it is substantive.”
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“One of the things this administration has tried to do is label protesters as part of some criminal organization, because once you have the idea of an organization, then that makes it a lot easier to go after people who are related,” said Faiza Patel, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. “You might not necessarily have to get the individual person who might have committed a crime; you can actually treat the entire group as being dangerous or criminal, and that gives you a lot more leverage in going after its members.”

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/trump-and-barr-looking-to-use-anti-mafia-law-to-crack-down-on-protesters/|]

Fucker should be using it against and the rest of his crime family... Of course the law does not apply but it does not mean they will not use it to kill off the 1st amendment rights of sections of the community they dislike intensely through threats and intimidation,

Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder: I am a Republican vote for Biden

I had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Biden when he served as vice president. My interactions were always constructive and respectful. He has shown the desire to heal a deeply divided nation; has demonstrated strong moral character and empathy; and he seems willing to listen to people who have different perspectives from his own.

For years, I mentioned in most of my speeches the need to bring back civility to our nation. We will not continue to be the greatest nation in the world if we can’t get along among ourselves. We have only become more divided over the past four years. We need a leader who believes in civility and bringing Americans closer together.

While I am endorsing Joe Biden for president, I am still a Republican who also will be publicly supporting Republican candidates at the local, state and federal level.

[link:https://eu.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/03/rick-snyder-why-im-voting-joe-biden-even-republican-column/5696508002/|]

One more republican lending their vote for one election only... this momentum continues to grow and long it may continue...

You know how Trump has suggested that his supporters vote twice?

If you missed it – he said last night: “Let them send it in and let them go vote and if the system is as good as they say it is then obviously they won’t be able to vote” (in person). This was then backed up by lacky Barr saying he was not aware of voting twice being illegal... They are just in your face authoritarian democracy stealers without a hint of shame. But, hey, if they want to urge their base to commit a felony on behalf of their desperate clinging on to a power, when they know the gig is up without an outrageous level of cheating, I think we should encourage it. After all we know that the systems are set up to catch anyone trying to commit this felony and ergo one must assume that if they try this nonsense neither of their votes will count, the integrity of the system will be upheld and a bunch of unhinged morons will end up behind bars. Win, win, win. Heh.

Angela Merkel says Alexei Navalny novichok poisoning was attempted murder

Alexei Navalny novichok finding prompts calls for answers from Moscow

World leaders are demanding answers from the Kremlin after toxicological examinations indicated that the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the novichok family.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, revealed that tests carried out at a military laboratory had “identified unequivocally” the Soviet era nerve agent. She referred to the case as an “attempted murder” and said the findings raised “very difficult questions that only the Russian government can answer, and has to answer”.
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The White House called the attack “completely reprehensible”. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called it an “outrageous and brazen attempt on Mr Navalny’s life” and noted that Donald Trump had yet to personally condemn the attack.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/02/alexei-navalny-poisoned-with-novichok-says-german-government-russia|]


Love how the White House calls it reprehensible... seriously do you think Putin would try and get away with this shite if he did not have the President of the US on a very public leash? Of course not. Russia is a third rate country with a declining economy and a bully boy punching well above his weight in charge - and being enabled by the fuckwit in chief.
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