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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
29 November 2015
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Courtesy of The Kinks:

Terrorist bombers on the left,
Fascist plots on the right.
Mass destruction and homicide,
Are you horrified and terrified?
Such a shame.

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Great Britain are one set away from winning the Davis Cup. If they do Andy Murray will have won 11 points in one season, only John McEnroe will have won more (12).

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Great Britain win the Davis Cup!!!!!!

 

You'd be laughed at and locked up if you'd have said that back at the beginning of the year.

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Put your vegetables and fruit away and get out your Irn Bru, deep-fried mars bar supper, bottle of whiskey and shortbread - its St. Andrews Day.

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Hope you enjoyed the day, mmm.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

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Another US shooting. This time the location is in San Bernardino, California and so far the reports are of "20 victims".

The situation is ongoing.

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Another US shooting. This time the location is in San Bernardino, California and so far the reports are of "20 victims".

The situation is ongoing.

It's just so sad and mind-boggling the regularity with which these things seem to be happening these days.

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2 December 2015
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Watching CNN coverage. It seems three heavily armed cowards cowardly entered a medical center for disabled people and cowardly shot at defenseless victims. After that, they cowardly escaped as cowards tend to do. Fucking cowards.

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UK MP's have voted to launch air strikes against IS in Syria by 397 to 223.

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Zig said
Watching CNN coverage. It seems three heavily armed cowards cowardly entered a medical center for disabled people and cowardly shot at defenseless victims. After that, they cowardly escaped as cowards tend to do. Fucking cowards.

I can't even imagine what would motivate something like that 🙁

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Zig said

Watching CNN coverage. It seems three heavily armed cowards cowardly entered a medical center for disabled people and cowardly shot at defenseless victims. After that, they cowardly escaped as cowards tend to do. Fucking cowards.

Cue the eternally useless gun debate in 3...2...1 a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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trcanberra said

Zig said
Watching CNN coverage. It seems three heavily armed cowards cowardly entered a medical center for disabled people and cowardly shot at defenseless victims. After that, they cowardly escaped as cowards tend to do. Fucking cowards.

I can't even imagine what would motivate something like that 🙁

Real life troll wannabes, I say we don't give them attention so that other people don't go like "Hey that guy got attention from kiling a bunch of people maybe I can have that too."

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ewe2 said

Zig said

Watching CNN coverage. It seems three heavily armed cowards cowardly entered a medical center for disabled people and cowardly shot at defenseless victims. After that, they cowardly escaped as cowards tend to do. Fucking cowards.

Cue the eternally useless gun debate in 3...2...1 a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

Is there any point?

What they need to do is everyone films their responses now and then when ever a shooting takes place they are screened with a voiceover adding the latest location. Would save everybody's time from having to break off from whatever they are doing.

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The Donald if off again, he has now called for, and said he will instigate if he becomes President, a (temporary) ban on ALL Muslims entering the United States.

It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic and dangerous.

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How could they possible ban all muslims entering the US?

You know what. Its such a ludicrous statement its not worth discussing. If he gets elected the world should just shut up shop, go home, put the kettle on and wait for the inevitable apocalypse. Heaven help the universe if Trump and Boris Johnston are in charge of the US and UK at the same time. Two nutjobs for different reasons.

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It's something in the hair.

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As you might expect of me.......I really like Boris. I don't think I need to defend him. It wouldn't make any difference to his detractors on here anyway so why waste more energy than Ricky Martin's girlfriend in the attempt.

 

And for me the shift away from politically correct thought that Trump represents is welcome........The CIA will keep him in order. And if the US Government step out of line we've got the 2nd Amendment.

So no need to clutch at your pearls 'M and N'.  Have another cuppa!

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Well, why ever not? After all, history is full of examples of groups being picked out for unequal treatment under the law on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality or beliefs turning out hunky-dory for all.

I mean, there's Hitler and the Jews... Oops! Wait . Not the best example.
There's white South Africa and it's treatment of it's black population... Sorry! Another not so good one. I'll get there though...
The Catholics and the Protestants...
The Protestants and the Catholics...
Europe and virtually every native population they encountered around the world...
Special mention going to their treatment of population of Africa sold into slavery...
The Israelis and the Palestinians...
McCarthy's America and the Communists...
There's African Christian countries currently jailing and condemning to death homosexuals...

Mmm, it's trickier than I thought to find good examples of where it's been good...

Hmm, how do you spot a Muslim? I mean, the ones you'd really want to stop, they've been known to lie about things. How do you tell the difference between secular, Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddist, etc.?

Will I need to provide documentation to prove that I am not, have not been, and will never be a practising Muslim? What if my parents are Muslims?

On a more positive note, the Eagles of Death Metal (whose concert saw the most deaths) returned to a stage for the first time last night, when they guested with U2, and (respect due) it was a Paris stage...

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Donald Trump is probably joking which is another issue since he isn't taking the presidency seriously. He might as well be running for the "Rent is Too Damn High" party or another one off party like that.

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Leaders seem to be getting ever more unhinged because the reason for leadership is becoming disconnected from leadership itself, and is more to do with having the spotlight and the money and setting up for the post-political career payoff. At the same time we persist in demanding that our leaders also be heroes, which they're utterly incapable of. There was a time in Australia when the mere suggestion of Tony Abbott becoming PM was a real joke, but it happened because no one on one side could be bothered trying harder for engaged politics and the other side didn't want Malcolm Turnbull. Now that side don't really want Malcolm Turnbull but are terrified they'll lose without him but Tony Abbott won't go away, and the other side has Bill Shorten aaargh. The only comfort I have is that US politics is even more insane than the Australian variety. But the common denominator is very real greed and indifference to their duty of care.

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