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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4110 on: August 03, 2018, 05:23:20 pm »
I don't know what they'd have to do about it. It just sucks that everybody else seems to manage to pay the right amount of tax except these huge companies who get away with it. I still remember my mum mentioning how the government took an extra few hundred pounds in tax just before Christmas and it took them until the new year to refund it.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4111 on: August 05, 2018, 01:15:50 pm »
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/16375599.blackburn-teen-dubbed-uks-youngest-terrorist-in-lifetime-anonymity-bid/?ref=mc&lp=10

Someone call the boys over at Guinness, we've got another one for the book.

~10 Catholic blokes seem to cause quite the stir in the Netherlands with their presence. I love to see civil discussion where one side wears masks and attack the others. Was a good meme

I'd think our current pope is more of a danger to Catholic values than a group of masked Dutch queers. I understand your argument in regards to civil discourse, though.
What is wrong with current Pope?  Is he following words of Jesus to much instead of made up shit priests came up in middle ages?
I thought those were the same thing
It is not. Jesus never said anything against homosexuals rather you could argue he said it is equally respectful way of living. Or anything against contraception really. And many other things.
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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4112 on: August 05, 2018, 01:31:00 pm »
A joke mcpero. A joke.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4113 on: August 05, 2018, 01:37:57 pm »
A joke mcpero. A joke.
No memes allowed okay?

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4114 on: August 05, 2018, 02:11:36 pm »

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4115 on: August 07, 2018, 04:35:29 am »
Rest in peace, Alex Jones! Weird that almost every social media platform would ban him on the same day 🤔 And this comes just days after this hilarious "coincidence" right here in the UK:



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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4116 on: August 07, 2018, 04:38:17 am »
Funnily enough, the ban has reportedly had nothing to do with Jones' tendency to post fakes news and conspiracy theories on his platforms.


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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4117 on: August 07, 2018, 01:15:22 pm »
Yeah that was really creepy how they all banned him at the same time. I don't like Alex Jones at all but the last thing you want is communication platforms ganging up and coordinating with one another in a monopolised manner.

Also come on Gordo, they all agreed to publish the same front page to protest Corbyn's antisemitism.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4118 on: August 07, 2018, 03:42:41 pm »
The whole Corbyn anti-semitism case would be stronger if they didn't also use his or Labour's criticism of Israel as being anti-semitic.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4119 on: August 07, 2018, 04:42:38 pm »
I don't think that Corbyn himself is anti-Semitic but I do think that he hasn't done enough to purge discrimination from within the party. That's the main criticism I have of his time as leader.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4120 on: August 07, 2018, 04:44:50 pm »
Also come on Gordo, they all agreed to publish the same front page to protest Corbyn's antisemitism.

Sorry but it's still hilarious; in a country where Jewish conspiracy theories are being propagated by both neo-Nazis and the majority of Muslims, our main "independent" Jewish media thought it was a good idea to state boldly that they are "united!" and collude with one another. Not the smartest move, in my humble opinion.

The whole Corbyn anti-semitism case would be stronger if they didn't also use his or Labour's criticism of Israel as being anti-semitic.

I have no love for Corbyn (far from it), but the claims being thrown at him are absolutely atrocious. Jeremy Corbyn and Labour do not pose an "existential threat to Jewish life", nor are we witnessing the repeat of 1939.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4121 on: August 07, 2018, 07:59:40 pm »
The whole Corbyn anti-semitism case would be stronger if they didn't also use his or Labour's criticism of Israel as being anti-semitic.

Most of his criticism of Israel is just standard, boilerplate lines from the pro-Palestine movement, but there's numerous instances of his criticism of Israel being anti-semitic (e.g. when he concocts conspiracy theories about Israel and blames it for conducting false flag terrorist attacks in neighbouring Islamic countries).


I don't think that Corbyn himself is anti-Semitic but I do think that he hasn't done enough to purge discrimination from within the party. That's the main criticism I have of his time as leader.

I used to think he was just an idiot who liked to join protests, but he's used the 'I'm just thick' excuse too often for it to be true.
-Supporting an antisemtic mural? Claims he didn't bother looking at it closely enough.
-Appears on platforms with Holocaust deniers? Claims he didn't research these people before agreeing to speak alongside them
-Inviting antisemites for tea in Parliament? Says he wasn't aware of their views or was simply 'promoting a dialogue' (he's never invited anyone from the pro-Israel side for tea in Parliament, so this 'dialogue' is with his own side...)
-Joins antisemitic Facebook groups? Claims he didn't look closely enough at the content
-His association as a paid presenter with the antisemitic media group Press TV? Claims ignorance

What probably did it for me was his weird obsession with 'Holocaust Memorial Day'. He once called for the word 'Holocaust' to be removed from Holocaust Memorial Day...on Holocaust Memorial Day itself. In a different year on Holocaust Memorial Day he hosted an event that compared Israel to Nazi Germany.

Essentially I'm done giving Corbyn the benefit of the doubt. It's just too much smoke for there to not be fire.

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4122 on: August 08, 2018, 11:49:50 pm »
So is it time to talk about the extreme heat wave this year yet and how fucked we are?

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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4123 on: August 09, 2018, 03:36:35 am »
So is it time to talk about the extreme heat wave this year yet and how fucked we are?

how does this mean we're fucked


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Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« Reply #4124 on: August 09, 2018, 09:05:19 am »
So is it time to talk about the extreme heat wave this year yet and how fucked we are?

how does this mean we're fucked
Global warming isnt human caused right?