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Offline Neveesandeh

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3090 on: March 25, 2019, 07:24:57 AM »
Huh. Robert Mueller just release his report.

Got to say I'm pretty disappointed with his conclusions. I would rather it had never been released and the orange menace had it hanging over his head the whole time.

I was really hoping he would go out of the White House and straight into prison. That was probably too much to hope for, although from what I have heard he's done plenty of illegal things.

It would be pointless to say once more that I'm sick of him and all the populist leaders like him. No doubt we have another six years of this moron to put up with.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3091 on: March 25, 2019, 10:31:45 AM »
Remember that what you're hearing isn't the Mueller report, but a summary of it made by a man who was openly biased against the investigation in the first place.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3092 on: March 27, 2019, 01:58:42 PM »
An outbreak of measles in New York, with a declaration of emergency in the Rockland County: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47715169

Madness. Utter, complete madness. Serious sanctions should be brought against those who, against overwhelming scientific consensus, endanger their children, their families, and their community by refusing to vaccinate.
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« Reply #3093 on: March 27, 2019, 02:07:24 PM »
It is a fact very VERY frustrating in its inevitability that a lot of people will take fearmongering over facts.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3094 on: March 28, 2019, 08:06:50 AM »
Frustrated. Angry. Despairing.
Still loving living here, it's my country of choice, but I see people slowly destroying it.

My MP voted for the right things, but she's one in a sea of self-serving, deluded people who just think of the "empire".

Yesterday I got my ballot card for the local elections in May: will I even be allowed to vote?
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« Reply #3095 on: March 28, 2019, 05:32:50 PM »
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Yesterday I got my ballot card for the local elections in May: will I even be allowed to vote?

If nothing changes then yes. If something changes that prevents you from voting then it is likely to be after the local elections and probably a general one. The wheels of government turn oh so slowly....

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3096 on: March 29, 2019, 04:17:26 AM »
Huh. Robert Mueller just release his report.

Got to say I'm pretty disappointed with his conclusions. I would rather it had never been released and the orange menace had it hanging over his head the whole time.

I was really hoping he would go out of the White House and straight into prison. That was probably too much to hope for, although from what I have heard he's done plenty of illegal things.

It would be pointless to say once more that I'm sick of him and all the populist leaders like him. No doubt we have another six years of this moron to put up with.

I sympathize greatly. But consider - the report is merely the facts. What to do with the facts, in this case, was never up to Mueller. 300+ pages of facts, evidence, and testimony. He's referred a vast amount of info to authorities who can level charges against the president, and likely will. Tampering with the national election is an illusion - it's tampering with multiple state elections (the ones the President cannot pardon). I believe Mueller has laid the ax at Congress's feet - the only ones who can impeach anyway. So once again democracy hinges upon the real power - the voter. Call your representatives. Speak out. Support candidates who listen. Make it your key issue and tell others to do the same. It seems like it's just noise, but noise matters. Silence is acceptance.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3097 on: April 03, 2019, 07:58:31 AM »
I quite like Anish Kapoor's art, and I just saw one of his latest work:



It's true, isn't it? :'(
Not the size, of course, but there's a rift in the UK - in colleagues, friends and even families
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3098 on: April 03, 2019, 11:10:20 AM »
It uhhh, looks like the UK is a... Uhhhh

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3099 on: April 03, 2019, 02:04:06 PM »
It uhhh, looks like the UK is a... Uhhhh

Thought the same  ;D
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3100 on: April 03, 2019, 02:23:14 PM »
Dirty minds ::)
Even the gay guy thought that ;D

Should I remove the posts?
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3101 on: April 03, 2019, 05:15:20 PM »
Nooooo don't remove it!!
Maybe our minds are just extra positive, in celebrating the UKs new Chasm of Joy. Great Britian's Carnal Canyon of Cleanliness isn't dirty!!!

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3102 on: April 04, 2019, 10:21:13 AM »
Dirty minds ::)
Even the gay guy thought that ;D

Should I remove the posts?

Don't you dare, it's a beautifully evocative image  ;)

(also, it makes *perfect* sense for the gay guy to think that, because that's how scary I imagine it to be  ;D)

Any way, how long until the complete ecological collapse of human civilisation? Because I can't hear about Trump and Brexit any more, both things have forced me to embrace fatal nihilism.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3103 on: April 04, 2019, 02:04:11 PM »
It's kinda masochist, isn't it? You know that reading about them will make you mad and angry and all those bad things, but you can't stay away...
(also because you never know if in the middle of it all something will affect you directly, specifically)

On a plus, I got the notice I'm getting my £65 application fee back ::)
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« Reply #3104 on: April 04, 2019, 02:11:47 PM »
Look, if its good enough for Tar Valon, its good enough for Brexit Britain  :P