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December 19, 2018

The wealthy need more and more, you get nothing.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Economics, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:06

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(cartoon by Dave Brown)

 

 

8 Comments »

  1. @ Brexit: And you know who Britain owes the Brexit, stupid and egoistic nationalists, who think black and white and law and order.
    This feeds my thoughts, that there is a lot of of basefook- thinking responsible, for all of that evil.

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    Comment by miles — December 19, 2018 @ 07:49

    • Yes it is well documented right now that the Russians operated on Facebook and other social media to get people upset with each other. In the US they targeted people of color and then tried to get white people upset over what the Russians started with the other posts. It was all designed to create anger and hurt feelings. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — December 19, 2018 @ 08:15

  2. Brexit-bashers don’t understand the real issues.

    And the margin of victory in the referendum was 4%, much too large for Russian interference to have been decisive.

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    Comment by Infidel753 — December 19, 2018 @ 20:06

    • What do you make of all the talk of having a do over vote? Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — December 20, 2018 @ 05:32

      • In the past, in cases where a referendum in some member country has gone against what the EU oligarchy wants, the oligarchy has pushed for another vote — “keep voting until it goes our way”. If the Brexit referendum had given a pro-remain result, they wouldn’t be advocating for a re-vote.

        (Bear in mind that both major political parties in Britain are pro-EU, and this is true in most EU member states. They’re both part of the problem and a lot of their leaders are part of the EU leadership or hope to become so. None of the establishment parties is willing to represent what the people actually want, which is why more and more voters are opting for dangerous fringe parties which do, at least, break with the oligarchical consensus.)

        In 2005, when the oligarchy wanted the EU to adopt a “constitution”, each member country had to ratify it. In most countries the legislature did so, and the people had no say. But in France and the Netherlands, local laws required a referendum. In both countries, the voters strongly rejected the constitution. So the oligarchy switched a few paragraphs around, re-named it the “Lisbon treaty”, and got it rammed through without referendums because it was now a treaty and not a constitution. These people are totalitarian in spirit.

        I doubt a re-vote in Britain would “work”. Historically, in most cases when the political establishment in a country hold a second referendum because the first one didn’t go the way they want, the second one reaffirms the verdict of the first one by a bigger margin, because people get mad about politicians nagging them to change their minds. I suspect the same would happen in Britain. Ever since the Brexit vote, people have been bombarded with elite opinion that they were stupid and wrong to vote for independence, and never does the anti-Brexit side address any of the real issues I discussed in the post I linked. It is blatant and clumsily manipulative and has most likely pissed off a lot of people.

        In any case, a re-vote probably won’t happen. The people have spoken. Even though Theresa May (being an establishment politician) is personally opposed to leaving the EU, she seems to accept the verdict of the voters. She hasn’t done a very good job of negotiating an exist deal, but that’s what happens when you don’t personally believe in what your job requires you to do.

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        Comment by Infidel753 — December 20, 2018 @ 06:02

        • Thanks for the information and update. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — December 20, 2018 @ 06:15

          • I appreciate your open-mindedness. Most of the time when I’ve tried to discuss this subject with other leftists, I’ve felt like Tim Minchin talking with religious people (in your post above).

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            Comment by Infidel753 — December 20, 2018 @ 09:20

            • I love some of Minchin’s songs. I learned about him due to his Cardinal Pell song. I try to be open minded and reasonable. I try to weight the evidence and I try to admit when others have more data and facts / better understanding of a subject than I do. I want to believe as many true things as possible and not believe as many false things as possible to paraphrase Matt Dillahunty. Hugs

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              Comment by Scottie — December 20, 2018 @ 09:37


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