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  1. Gezza

     /  March 24, 2018

    UN: Increase in settler violence during the first half of 2017
    Despite preventive measures by the Israeli authorities concerns remain about lack of accountability
    https://www.ochaopt.org/content/increase-settler-violence-during-first-half-2017

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    • sorethumb

       /  March 24, 2018

      Listening to some wealthy Dem’s their argument on immigration boiled down to with such a long border you can’t stop it. Therefore let it happen – we are too smart – too bright – too educated; we wont be affected. Jose does a great job on our lawns.

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    • sorethumb

       /  March 24, 2018

      Good riddance.
      People and place aren’t fungible.
      We humans are not one big family (like a lake of humanity).
      We talk about tolerance/intolerance but this is related to competition. As population increases so does direct competition for resources (such as housing). Continual (per capita) economic growth is a myth.

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    • Missy

       /  March 24, 2018

      This appears to be a bit of a diversion from Corbyn. Smith isn’t the first person in the Shadow Cabinet to advocate in the media for a second EU referendum (though the others did seem to change their mind on three consecutive appearances so it is hard to know what they actually think). It is being alleged that Corbyn has sacked Smith to try and change the news cycle from his own negative press.

      Corbyn’s image has taken a bit of a battering over the last couple of weeks, first with his weak response to the Salisbury incident in refusing to acknowledge that it was highly likely that Russia committed the attack. He claimed to want to wait for the evidence, even though as a Privy Council member he would have been able to see the evidence whenever he wanted by asking the Security Services for a briefing on what evidence they had.

      In addition to the Russian problems, Corbyn has been – again – trying to defend himself against claims of anti-semitism. It came out in the last week or so that Corbyn was a member of a private Facebook group that posted a lot of anti-semitic propaganda, and was run by a man who was well known publicly for being very anti-semitic. Corbyn left the group when he became leader of the labour party, and claimed he did not know the group was anti-semitic (despite him personally responding to anti-semitic posts, and not to condemn them either), he also claimed he didn’t know the person who ran the page very well and wasn’t aware of their anti-semitic views, despite it coming out they had allegedly been friends for decades. Corbyn’s response to this has led to criticisms of his hypocrisy after he said Trump should have known who the deputy leader of Britain First was when he retweeted one of her tweets. Some have suggested on Social Media that Corbyn should have applied the same standard to himself as he applied to Trump.

      Further to the above, yesterday it came out that Corbyn defended a piece of graffiti art that had anti-semitic themes and that the Tower Hamlets council removed. Corbyn commented on a Facebook post by the artist talking about the council going to paint over it, now Corbyn is claiming he didn’t realise it was anti-semitic, and he was only speaking out in the defence of freedom of speech, not the subject of the piece of art, he has said that he did not look closely at the piece of art before commenting on the Facebook post.

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  4. Gezza

     /  March 24, 2018

    This has been item one on Aljazeera tv news bulletins this morning: another terrorist shooter on the rampage in France
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/23/french-police-called-to-trebes-supermarket-amid-hostage-reports-shootings

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    • sorethumb

       /  March 24, 2018

      on 6 o’clock news RNZ reported this was not a terrorist incident even as the interpreter said it was.

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      • Gezza

         /  March 24, 2018

        The situation has been complicated by different French politicians & officials saying he was a known petty thief and that he wasn’t radicalised and then that he was.

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  5. A sensible change.

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    • Gezza

       /  March 24, 2018

      Aljaz tv’s running a doco on the gangs in Mexico who are often better armed than the Mexican police & troops who are battling them. They can usually trace the origin of the thousands of captured automatic weapons they get all the time & 90% of them, including AK47 types, the gangs’ favourite firearm, come from US gunshops or white US illegal dealers.

      Tracing who the guns were bought BY in the US is difficult because Congress has legislated that easily searchable registration details must be mixed up before entry into the ATF database to make them harder to search.

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