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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: 9,543

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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Oklahoma legislature just passed the strictest anti-abortion law, banning abortion at fertilization

https://twitter.com/ReallyAmerican1/status/1527406316133699585
Just In: The Oklahoma legislature passed the most strict anti-abortion law, banning abortion at fertilization.

It's not pro-life.
It's pro-control.


And a great response on the thread:

https://twitter.com/MicheleChevere1/status/1527406515308531712
...Meanwhile indeed

No more access to the morning after pill in Oklahoma then. The rest of BC is next, without a doubt.

Finals are up in GD !!!

Here's the link:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216707835

You know what I am going to say...



GOOD LUCK FINALISTS

Finals Thread of the May Photography Competition for your Delectation and Delight!

Hey Everyone

Thanks you to everyone who voted in the preliminary rounds of the May Photography contest. DU has spoken and I am as pleased as punch to present the favourite 9 piccis for you to decide the winner of this splendid competition. The winner gets to decide the theme of the next competition. This month Grumpy Old Guy decided the theme and he settled on "I pulled over for this shot."

This poll will be open for 72 hours so please spread the word. Also please do comment in the comment section, those who enter these competitions really appreciate the kindness and praise that their images inspire.

Posted in GD with permission and by convention.

So without further ado the finalists are:

Winter Solstice Sunset, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware


Main Supply Route 1, Tongil-ro (Unification Road) DMZ to Seoul, Bukhan Mountain


Yellowstone Rush Hour, Grand Loop Road


Cafe that I was passing in Saint-Remy-de-Provence! I liked the way it looked.


Glory on Gloria Avenue


Glamis Dunes near Sunset


US 19, ST PETERSBURG FL, OLD SUNSHINE SKYWAY, 1954-1980


Moving the flock-Harris Creek Road


Upnorth Wisconsin Double Rainbow

Reclaiming the beauty means the world

I messed up a bit today on numbers when posting the comp so removed my entry to accommodate, and so I am posting my entry here

When I was at home for my birthday in March, visiting the twin, we had a really lovely night away in the Mourne Mountains with friends that stretch into the far back time machine of teenage years. https://walkni.com/mourne-mountains-destination/

We were heading to my twins house the next day and had to get on the ferry across the Strangford Lough. Cold and windy, and stunning. I had to get out of the car on The Slip, Strangford to take some pictures. Based on the outstanding talent this month it is very doubtful that I would have made the finals, but I want to share it anyway, because you know loves, when you find peace and beauty, even as you are shivering with the wind from the Lough, when you can continue in life to face down lots of heart rending memories, and can still find wonder in that which is around you - that matters, I think. Reclaiming the beauty and not having to go into the archives, as I have done over the last 18 months means the world to me.

The Preliminary rounds are up in GD

Hello my lovelies

The Prelims are posted.

I have mixed up the order slightly so that for those who had a second submission they are on separate threads.

Links here:

One: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694669

Two: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694673

Three: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694675

You know what I am going to say - kick often please!

Soph x

May Photography Competition Preliminary Voting Round - Thread Three

Hey lovely DUers

The time has come when the photographers of DU ask you to once again consider the splendid photo's that have been submitted for the May competition and vote for your favourite. This poll will be open for three days.


The theme has been decided by the marvellous Grumpy Old Guy who won the April Contest.

And the theme for this competition was: "I pulled over for this shot."

Please do also pop along to the other two voting threads and cast your votes:

One: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694669

Two: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694673

Without further ado and posted in GD with permission and by convention please vote and comment on what you think of the so very obvious talent!

Mail Pouch Tobacco, Rural Pennsylvania



On D765, Pont-Croix, Finistere, Brittany, France



The Kissing Buildings - Third Avenue, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada



working w/daughter in Adams County, WA, she insisted on stopping



US 19, ST PETERSBURG FL, OLD SUNSHINE SKYWAY, 1954-1980



Brakes on /not getting off. Spotting the King of the Jungle.



Moving the flock-Harris Creek Road



Somewhere in Bigfoot Country



For the record, I was here....



Upnorth Wisconsin Double Rainbow


May Photography Competition Preliminary Voting Round - Thread Two

Hey lovely DUers

The time has come when the photographers of DU ask you to once again consider the splendid photo's that have been submitted for the May competition and vote for your favourite. This poll will be open for three days.


The theme has been decided by the marvellous Grumpy Old Guy who won the April Contest.

And the theme for this competition was: "I pulled over for this shot."

Please do also pop along to the other two voting threads and cast your votes:

One: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694669

Three: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694675

Without further ado and posted in GD with permission and by convention please vote and comment on what you think of the so very obvious talent!

Chateau Lafite Rothschild on the D2--Pauillac, France



Kinzua Reservoir from PA Rt. 59 heading west



Cafe that I was passing in Saint-Remy-de-Provence! I liked the way it looked.



Dream House Discovery On Vacation/Cliff St Watsons Bay, Australia



Glory on Gloria Avenue



Chandler Blvd. - Burbank



Bison, Yellowstone N.P., 2018



Red Mountain Pass



Glamis Dunes near Sunset



I stopped to take this shot and the car behind me pulled into the driveway



May Photography Competition Preliminary Voting Round - Thread One

Hey lovely DUers

The time has come when the photographers of DU ask you to once again consider the splendid photo's that have been submitted for the May competition and vote for your favourite. This poll will be open for three days.

The theme has been decided by the marvellous Grumpy Old Guy who won the April Contest.

And the theme for this competition was: "I pulled over for this shot."

Please do also pop along to the other two voting threads and cast your votes:

Two: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694673

Three: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216694675

Without further ado and posted in GD with permission and by convention please vote and comment on what you think of the so very obvious talent!

Just Another Texan Country Road -- Farm to Market Rd. 730



Luncheon on Thunder Road (Tronadora)



Just another residential street in Minneapolis - W. 46th St.



Winter Solstice Sunset, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware



Main Supply Route 1, Tongil-ro (Unification Road) DMZ to Seoul, Bukhan Mountain



Yellowstone Rush Hour, Grand Loop Road



Have a Balashi Xmas Oranjestad, Aruba



Hawk taking off from telephone pole. Badger Pocket Road, Ellensburg WA January, 2022



Upnorth Island



Spotted during a walk in the woods.

So I met a Texan in London yesterday and oh my days...

One of the managers at work asked me to attend a local meeting with two of her team so they could watch me in full sales action, re the division I am Director of, to help develop them. Love me a bit of business development so I readily agreed and off I went. It was to talk to a local business about placing vulnerable young people with them for a period of work placement to help them gain the employability skills they need to sustain in employment. As an aside this is a passion of mine, better life chances and life choices through skills and experience for our most disadvantaged young people has been a life long endeavour.

Any whoo in this meeting - was having a really great conversation, about what good likes in social responsibility and how we can support that mission in their organisation - please bear in mind at this point that the two young chaps who are shadowing me are from Asian and West Indian descent - and this is one of the most diverse areas in London - this chap decides to tell us he is from Texas. Austin, Texas. Of course I then made some assumptions. Austin in London, that is not the bio of a Texan Texan, right? So I told a story about how being in NYC just after the 2016 election when I had a couple say sorry for Trump when they heard my accent, I thought he would nod in agreement. Whoops.

Everyone in America wishes Trump was President right now
They can send money to Ukraine but not build a border wall
Illegals
Rant, rant, rant, but in a very charming, having a normal discourse kind of way.

Oh my days. Chatting with a Texan White Supremacist in one of the most diverse communities in London. Never saw that one coming. I so wanted to tell him to do one, instead thanked for his time, left the meeting and assured the young men who accompanied me to the meeting that I would rather cut off my own head and eat it than do business there. I do have the email of his boss though... heh

TWO SPOTS LEFT IN THE PICCI CONTEST - EDIT it was four when I originally posted...

Cause counting...

The first two to post have at it. Any further posts after these two will not be considered.

Soph x
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