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#41 User is offline   worry 

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 06:41 PM

Congrats!
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 06:50 PM

View Postworry, on 05 June 2019 - 06:41 PM, said:

Congrats!


We'll see what the next few months bring. There were a lot of ultimatums during the election. Normally the post-election negotiations are civil but we might get a re-election if the left wing get angry. Immigration is a very sore issue.
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:48 PM

It's actually endlessly amusing to me that Liberal Alliance, which is as Apt said it is and also an actual government party, might get less seats in Parliament than Alternativet, a party that is pretty much their exact opposite and often disregarded as crazy potheads.
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 03:02 AM

Oh yes. Even better, Samuelsen, LAs party leader, didn't get in. That puts a smile on my face. Shame about Joachim B Olsen ( the guy from the pornhub commercial) I think he's a very good politician, though I hate his values).

Happy that Alternativet are still around. I voted for then last election.

They've been too stupid these past few years for me to vote for them this time around but I do like their crazy ideas.

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 11:32 AM

Well, it's official - Boris Johnson is the UK PM.

Now we have yet another fucking buffoon with a bad haircut as a leader of an important country.

Is this another sign of the End Times or what?

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 12:47 PM

View PostTsundoku, on 23 July 2019 - 11:32 AM, said:

Well, it's official - Boris Johnson is the UK PM.

Now we have yet another fucking buffoon with a bad haircut as a leader of an important country.

Is this another sign of the End Times or what?


Prepare yourself, without a miracle at our Federal election, in Canada we will get Andrew Scheer (Conservative, anti-climate change, anti-abortion, anti-liberal things) fuckwad as our new Prime minster because of SNC Lavalin scandal and a bunch of things Trudeau promised to do that he didn't.

Funnily enough that miracle might be how badly Doug Ford has alienated Ontario cons and Libs alike...making a possible Liberal win at least in the realm of possible...still, my faith in that is LOW.

So there is very likely to be THREE of these idiots running major world governments. Maybe it's time to move to Norway.
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 01:11 PM

Well, John Kennedy (GOP Senator) DID just call the 'squad' the four horsewomen of the apocalypse. So I mean, the end should be nigh, right? XD

Also, surprisingly progressive of him to assign the traditionally male role of God's apocalyptic heralds to women. Also hilariously wrong about the bible, unsurprisingly. So I guess the surprise evens out.
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 07:24 PM

Genuinely surprised we haven't had more Jo Cox's yet.
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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:29 AM

View PostIlluyankas, on 23 July 2019 - 07:24 PM, said:

Genuinely surprised we haven't had more Jo Cox's yet.


Oddly, no one who's raised the 'muh tolerant left' argument with me has had any comeback to that name being mentioned.

Same though, civil unrest is almost a given at this stage and I feel like violence against left wing politicians coupled with idiot right wingers realising that Brexit fucks them will be what sets the keg to detonate.
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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:18 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 24 July 2019 - 07:29 AM, said:

View PostIlluyankas, on 23 July 2019 - 07:24 PM, said:

Genuinely surprised we haven't had more Jo Cox's yet.


Oddly, no one who's raised the 'muh tolerant left' argument with me has had any comeback to that name being mentioned.

Same though, civil unrest is almost a given at this stage and I feel like violence against left wing politicians coupled with idiot right wingers realising that Brexit fucks them will be what sets the keg to detonate.





I know she was a politician who was murdered, but I don't get the context about what either of you are trying to say?
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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:28 AM

More murdered politicians in the wake of populist fear mongering about evil socialists or what ever.
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Posted 24 July 2019 - 11:46 AM

View PostPrimateus, on 24 July 2019 - 09:18 AM, said:

View PostMaark Abbott, on 24 July 2019 - 07:29 AM, said:

View PostIlluyankas, on 23 July 2019 - 07:24 PM, said:

Genuinely surprised we haven't had more Jo Cox's yet.


Oddly, no one who's raised the 'muh tolerant left' argument with me has had any comeback to that name being mentioned.

Same though, civil unrest is almost a given at this stage and I feel like violence against left wing politicians coupled with idiot right wingers realising that Brexit fucks them will be what sets the keg to detonate.





I know she was a politician who was murdered, but I don't get the context about what either of you are trying to say?



View PostAptorian, on 24 July 2019 - 10:28 AM, said:

More murdered politicians in the wake of populist fear mongering about evil socialists or what ever.


She was murdered by someone who'd gone to the far right because she voted against jingoistic nationalism.

And yeah, pretty much what Apt said.
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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:02 AM

So ... China, huh? Slowly becoming the elephant in the room - Hong Kong, Taiwan, South China Sea, Belt and Road etc etc etc ...

https://www.news.com...2539bb2dec91f7e

I wonder what that Beijing shill we had ages ago would say about all this? What was his name? Was it Bottle?
Actually, I can imagine what he would say and it would just be the Party line.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:42 AM

View PostTsundoku, on 25 August 2019 - 04:02 AM, said:

So ... China, huh? Slowly becoming the elephant in the room - Hong Kong, Taiwan, South China Sea, Belt and Road etc etc etc ...

https://www.news.com...2539bb2dec91f7e

I wonder what that Beijing shill we had ages ago would say about all this? What was his name? Was it Bottle?
Actually, I can imagine what he would say and it would just be the Party line.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:27 PM

'The Shocking Paper Predicting the End of Democracy
Human brains aren’t built for self-rule, says Shawn Rosenberg. That’s more evident than ever.

[...] Democracy is hard work. And as society’s “elites”—experts and public figures who help those around them navigate the heavy responsibilities that come with self-rule—have increasingly been sidelined, citizens have proved ill equipped cognitively and emotionally to run a well-functioning democracy. As a consequence, the center has collapsed and millions of frustrated and angst-filled voters have turned in desperation to right-wing populists.

His prediction? “In well-established democracies like the United States, democratic governance will continue its inexorable decline and will eventually fail.”

[...] He has concluded that the reason for right-wing populists’ recent success is that “elites” are losing control of the institutions that have traditionally saved people from their most undemocratic impulses. When people are left to make political decisions on their own they drift toward the simple solutions right-wing populists worldwide offer: a deadly mix of xenophobia, racism and authoritarianism.

[...] While the elites formerly might have successfully squashed conspiracy theories and called out populists for their inconsistencies, today fewer and fewer citizens take the elites seriously. Now that people get their news from social media rather than from established newspapers or the old three TV news networks (ABC, CBS and NBC), fake news proliferates.


[...] Compared with the harsh demands made by democracy, which requires a tolerance for compromise and diversity, right-wing populism is like cotton candy.'
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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:29 AM

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:15 PM

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 03:20 PM

Poland’s slide into christian conservative authoritarianism is truly depressing to watch. I guess this is the consequence of «brain drain» where smart and/or ambitious people go somewhere else.
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Posted 27 December 2019 - 07:34 PM

'Earlier this year, it was reported that the Russian government along with major internet providers are planning to disconnect the entire country from the global internet to ensure the independence of Runet, or Russia's internet.

The primary reason behind this internet shutdown is to ensure the "security" of its internet infrastructure in case of a foreign cyberattack.'

[...] The switchover to Runet, the country's national internet infrastructure, was smooth and ordinary users did not notice any changes, added Russia's communication ministry.'

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'Russia Claims Its New Intercontinental Hypersonic Missile Is Now Operational

[...] 27 times faster than the speed of sound—has entered combat duty. [...] saying that the way it makes sharp turns on the way to a target will make existing missile defenses useless. Earlier this week, Putin reiterated that Russia is the only country armed with hypersonic weapons, and said it was the first time in history that Russia has led the world in developing an entire new class of weapons. The Pentagon has been working on the development of its own hypersonic weapons, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper previously said that he believes "it's probably a matter of a couple of years" before the U.S. can catch up with Russia.'

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'Its economy, already smaller than Italy’s, may be sputtering but, two decades after a virtually unknown former K.G.B. spy took power in the Kremlin on Dec. 31, 1999, Russia and its president, Vladimir V. Putin, have just had what could be their best year yet. [...] Its successes raise a mystifying question: How has a country like Russia, huge in size — it has 11 time zones — but puny when measured by economic and other important metrics, become such a potent force?'

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