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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #255 on: 11 September, 2022, 07:52:02 PM »

Well, that's one Good Thing at least.

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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #256 on: 11 September, 2022, 10:19:30 PM »
I'm sitting here bemused, not for the first time in recent history, by the reactions of the British public. And the media. It isn't "the whole country". I'd love to see some indifference reported.

I can see a case for the news being dedicated to one item for days on end. I just happen to think it should have been when we hit 100,000 COVID deaths.
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« Reply #257 on: 13 September, 2022, 11:39:06 AM »
I'm sitting here bemused, not for the first time in recent history, by the reactions of the British public. And the media. It isn't "the whole country". I'd love to see some indifference reported.

I can see a case for the news being dedicated to one item for days on end. I just happen to think it should have been when we hit 100,000 COVID deaths.
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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #258 on: 13 September, 2022, 01:23:28 PM »
Update: Still dead.

I can't help but feel the news that Ukraine has regained 200K square miles of their own territory as part of the largest conflict throughout Europe in decades, though undoubtedly present in some media presentation, is decidedly of more interest than the latest instalment in The None Walking Dead.
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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #259 on: 13 September, 2022, 02:25:21 PM »

Probably. They'll also have to change portraits in official offices, pillar boxes and those fancy costumes some officials wear. I'm sure Charlie won't mind covering the enormous cost out of his own pocket...

About which...  ;)  :)

https://www.facebook.com/ThingsOnlyIrish/posts/pfbid02B7FeuQzzvxhGJBvYzbv2ZyqQduKZxnZeSHqjKf2jJHzBRqXjDXFmTWsng7BYyQe1l








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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #260 on: 14 September, 2022, 08:13:05 AM »

Probably. They'll also have to change portraits in official offices, pillar boxes and those fancy costumes some officials wear. I'm sure Charlie won't mind covering the enormous cost out of his own pocket...

About which...  ;)  :)

https://www.facebook.com/ThingsOnlyIrish/posts/pfbid02B7FeuQzzvxhGJBvYzbv2ZyqQduKZxnZeSHqjKf2jJHzBRqXjDXFmTWsng7BYyQe1l

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« Reply #261 on: 14 September, 2022, 09:45:37 AM »

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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #262 on: 14 September, 2022, 08:26:16 PM »
a number of medical emergencies in the coffin queue today. and now we have night and the suddenly autumnal cold.
it's worth it, they say. divine right and so forth innit.

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« Reply #263 on: 16 September, 2022, 06:55:03 PM »
Which of his many homes will King Charles live in?

Ah, great! Another story about how we can reflect our own experiences of bereavement by examining that of the Royals. I recall, when I was granted the right of Kings by God Almighty following the death of the previous monarch I also was faced with a choice of which palatial residence to rest my crown-weary head.

Which one of us here would envy King "I Fill Up Your Tank" Charles this terrible choice?

Huzzah! Long live King "I'll just live inside your trousers" Charles! Huzzah!
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« Reply #264 on: 16 September, 2022, 08:32:16 PM »
huzzah indeed.

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« Reply #265 on: 20 September, 2022, 07:07:36 PM »
Ukraine war: Occupied areas call urgent vote to join Russia

The weirdest thing about the whole "invade first, referendum at gunpoint" tactic of claiming territory is that there's a stripe of left-wing sympathizer from the previous generation that fully supports it.

I include in that number my dad (who, on the annexation of Crimea, said "but they had a referendum") and Roger Waters (who blames, obviously, NATO).

I wish famous, talented people (and my dad, who is half of that description) wouldn't be such dunces as soon as a red flag is waved in front of them.
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« Reply #266 on: 20 September, 2022, 09:46:17 PM »
Ukraine war: Occupied areas call urgent vote to join Russia

The weirdest thing about the whole "invade first, referendum at gunpoint" tactic of claiming territory is that there's a stripe of left-wing sympathizer from the previous generation that fully supports it.
Not just from the previous generation either. I see Putin tankies on Twitter who are not that old. They claim to be anti-imperialist, but that only seems to apply to US/NATO imperialism. Russian and Chinese imperialism is just fine by them.
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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #267 on: 21 September, 2022, 09:46:36 AM »
putin mobilising 300,000 reservists and threatening nukes?
that's strange - the bbc had me thinking there that this all finished 12 days ago ...
och well.

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Re: This is the News!
« Reply #268 on: 21 September, 2022, 06:17:16 PM »
putin mobilising 300,000 reservists and threatening nukes?
that's strange - the bbc had me thinking there that this all finished 12 days ago ...
och well.

Can't say I agree - the only news I heard said that Ukraine had made significant gains. Nobody I listened to, including the BBC, gave me even the slightest feeling that this was anywhere near over.
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« Reply #269 on: 21 September, 2022, 06:48:03 PM »
In that there Youtube (that you'll have heard of), you often get silly headlines like "Is this the end of the tank?" or "Is this the end for Russia?", but the BBC tends to be more circumspect. Sort of "Big victory push in the north from Ukraine - Russia embarrassed - but they still hold a fifth of Ukraine and Putin's not the backing down sort".

And we can see that, indeed, he's not.
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