June 19, 2019, 04:10:30 PM

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3150 on: June 05, 2019, 05:24:44 PM »
Random note to my UK friends, as someone living with the weight of Trump's stupidity (and the GOP's treasonous enabling) every day...

THANK YOU for trolling the f*** out of our shitty manbaby president. I know he'll just yell "Fake news! The protestors love me!" but I hope at least some of the disgust is breaking through his Fox News bubble. The US has dropped the ball (even the opposition party here is refusing to impeach) but at least we have the UK (and others) constantly reminding Trump that he's a soup-brained moron.

Keep it up.

You might enjoy this article - https://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2019/06/not-warmest-welcome-world-pro-trump-media-struggles-spin-uk-protests

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3151 on: June 06, 2019, 05:46:27 AM »
Met with Nemonte Ninquimo, a Waorani woman who led the charge to keep oil companies out of her community opening the door for legal cases all over the Amazon. There were 9 Waroni women present speaking to my students all but one of whom are also women. Her words were so powerful that while I was translating I could barely keep from crying (kinda funny as one of two guys in a room full of women)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/indigenous-waorani-win-landmark-legal-case-ecuador-gov-190426221504952.html

If you're interested in the petition, please circulate:

https://waoresist.amazonfrontlines.org/es/involucrate/

Oops heres the English version
https://waoresist.amazonfrontlines.org/action/
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3152 on: June 13, 2019, 08:08:15 AM »
Today on the radio they were talking about the donations that people gave for the tory party candidates' campaigns - some didn't even came from big corporations, these were normal people giving money! Why? What's the purpose?
It just feels so completely alien to me, especially when there are a ton of charities, local or not, that really need money to perform the most basic and important of duties...

Note: they also commented about the differences between UK and US, as the limit in this case was £150k.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3153 on: June 13, 2019, 12:35:48 PM »
List of Peaceful Countries (Global Peace Index):

1. Iceland
2. New Zealand
3. Portugal
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45. UK
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128. US

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3154 on: June 13, 2019, 02:36:11 PM »
#152, Turkey  :(
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3156 on: June 18, 2019, 12:11:27 AM »
Ok lets pretend the NSA don't have the data already. What is the worst that can happen?