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Expat Michigander living in the middle of England.

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I just bought a couple Trump website names just for the hell of it...


on the web domain registry.

cost me $24 for the next 12 months

I consider this guerrilla warfare.

Any thoughts?

UK here - ready to go...

We've got our tracking spreadsheet ready, a fresh bottle of Botanist Gin, a cracking fire on in the stove, and all our Michigan based friends connected via WhatsApp, BBC, ITV and on-line sources queued up...

We can only hope for a good evening and a good result.

Best of luck to us ALL!
Posted by Layzeebeaver | Tue Nov 3, 2020, 07:42 PM (6 replies)

Just received my Mail-in Ballot

It took 6 days to arrive here in the U.K. mailed from Birmingham, MI.

Curious if there are other Michigan ExPats voting from overseas and what postal lead-time they have seen so far.

Filling out my ballot tonight and then off to the Royal Mail tomorrow!

Human sex drug trafficking (huh?)

From Kim G. Speech.

What the hell does that mean or imply?

Did anyone else pick up on this?

Well, Postal Sorting System is broken, but...

... The Postal Inspection System seem to be working rather well.

Thoughts regarding our new American Secret Police...

(Apologies if this should be in the editorial section - but I am encouraging discussion so I guess it go to either. I'll let the moderators correct me if I've posted this incorrectly)

I don’t post very much – mostly responding and supporting others - but these last few days I’ve been thinking about these unmarked, masked federal agents/gestapo who are wandering around Portland…

Trying to view them as fellow human beings, I can’t help but consider the common humanity we share with them:

1) They have families and loved ones
2) They keep their job because they most likely need the income and security
3) They likely have a spiritual or intellectual way of rationalizing the wider world
4) They have hobbies and personal pursuits
5) They have favourite foods, music, movies, etc.
6) They feel pain when hurt (either emotional or physical)

But I’m also drawn to the differences and other observations concerning these agents/gestapo (can we just say Secret Police?)

1) They subscribe to the current right-wing zeitgeist - and most likely have had military training
2) They support the current government and its policies (assumption: They are white)
3) Their masks and lack of proper identification allow them full expression of their inner motivation (and aggression against something they distain)
4) They have consciously agreed to actually be Secret Police
5) They behave as if they are psychopaths (Which they likely are)
6) They lack the ability to consider others as human beings – rather “Objects” instead - they de-humanise us when they attack
7) They are acting as if they really are the gestapo – and so one could assume that they either lack a reasonable understanding of history, or they fully subscribe to the ideals of the history they are repeating
8) They probably do not appreciate that they represent a vast source of sarcasm and humour for our beloved late-night show hosts

So, my personal summary (and don’t waste time asking how I got here) is:

1) We have allowed a “Authoritarian Psychopathic Police State” (APPS) to birth itself over the past 40 years)
2) We must start planning and implementing any social actions with full understanding of how such authoritarian entity will behave (consult with social psychologists to ascertain appropriate and effective responses)
3) We should likely refrain from being “Shocked” about the most recent abusive behaviour emanating from our APPS and instead channel our rage into viable action via #2 above)
4) Admit and understand that our late-night comedy (Whilst entertaining) actually desensitises us (Sorry that should be Me!) in a slow and effective manner
5) Vote like you, your family, your friends, and our planet depend on it!
6) Don’t let the “Miniature Orange Foreskin” get you down!!!

Anyway, Thanks for reading and considering – my perceptions may be incorrect, and I also may be assuming things I should not. Please have a think and add any constructive thoughts/observations.

Kindest regards to all… (especially everyone standing up on the streets of Portland!)

Is it just me? Did trump say everything exactly opposite?

Every dart thrown at the left was in actuality a truth about his platform and followers.

Please reflect and discuss...

BONUS: WTF is up with Mary Hart? In my mind, only the Leprous Cantaloup would be thrilled about a woman who insured her legs for a million to be MC for a shit show like that?
Posted by Layzeebeaver | Sat Jul 4, 2020, 02:53 AM (6 replies)

Well... my youngest cousin just died from the cursed virus...

He was a bit of a lost soul until about 10 years ago when he turned his life around. Now this.

Whilst he suffered from alcohol addiction in his past, he was an adventurer and spent many years up in Alaska.

The details are still sketchy, but it appears that he was in hospital regarding issues with his liver (Not surprising). But while there, he was infected with the virus. They moved him into ICU, but he was not strong enough to fight it.

Our emergency care teams MUST have the necessary protective gear - not only for themselves, but also for those they care for.

His death is on Trump's and every Republican's hands.

For me, I'm here in the UK - comforted by my isolation here in a currently sleepy Cotswolds town. While my hometown of Detroit seems to be hit very hard.

As to my cousin Rex - May he cherish his final voyage on the family Moki...

(I'm not usually one to express emotion openly, but right now I'm rather pissed off - thanks for listening)

EDIT: Thank you to everyone who has passed on their thoughts. When I respond to one of you, I am responding to ALL! Thank you!

U.K. folks... what's your current outlook?

I’ll start this thread by saying I’m residing in the normally lovely town of Moreton-in-marsh.

Today I ventured out to the local Budgen’s supermarket and the shelves were empty for the first time. Typical stuff missing was bread, meat (plenty of pork left - what’s up with that?), paper products, pasta all completely gone.

A note saying that paper and anti-bacterial products were being rationed to 3 per person (confusing to say the least).

Meanwhile we have a regular Tuesday open market in the centre of town where they bus in hoards of over 60’s on a regular basis. Today, no change. They are everywhere as normal. Wouldn’t be surprised if these weekly town markets become a viable means of transmission amongst the elderly.

Thankfully master of malts just delivered, so the booze stock is replenished!

Anyway... how’s the view from your U.K. location?

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