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  1. BacktoDemocracy

    Beirut Explosion

    Here https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/05/middleeast/ammonium-nitrate-beirut-blast-intl/index.html But you could put the conspiracy theories down and do your own research
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    Beirut Explosion

    It seems like one part of the govt was trying to sell the consignment as fertilizer, which it it is also, to make money off it, whilst the brighter inspectors kept on warning of the danger it posed but the people who had control of it to sell it ignored the warnings. Don't know whether that is the truth but as the levels of corruption in Lebanon have virtually bankrupted the country it sounds plausible.
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    Worst day so far

    Well that's a damn sight better than the UK has managed. Maybe it will be possible to have regional lockdowns and keep parts of the country operating, we only see reporting about the actions of the State Premiers here in the UK. The major problem everywhere has been that once attempts are made to ease the lockdowns there are surges and it needs then a wide ranging Test and Trace system to identify the hotspots and quarantine people. It seems a bit draconian to isolate people in hotels at their expense, is that happening, because I can't see that encouraging people to get tested. In the UK Bojo won't share the same stage as any of the other regional leaders, a strutting popinjay. Scotlands Sturgeon has been much better than Boris.
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    Worst day so far

    Believe that if it reassures you. I know exactly how it works there. Get yourself into politics on the back of your mates and then spend the rest of your life being a completely useless bludger and making money for your mates with idiot deals, I mean who would ever put Barnaby Joyce in charge of dividing up the water rights on the Murray Darling or that other idiot, Obeid was it, who sold his mates the mining rights in the Hunter valley, how long has it taken to get him into court, 10years?
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    Stop the boats!

    Thank you for continuing on in the face of all factual evidence, I no longer need to argue, you have just clarified things.
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    Stop the boats!

    These are the actual numbers of people resettled here The UK gave protection – in the form of grants of asylum, humanitarian protection, alternative forms of leave and resettlement – to 18,519 people in the year ending June 2019 (up 29% compared with the previous year). Of these, 40% (or 7,351) were children. This was the highest number of people granted protection in the UK over a one-year period since the year ending September 2003. The total number of people offered protection in the year ending June 2019 comprised: 10,555 grants of asylum (up 61%), with notable increases in grants to Iranian (up 851), Sudanese (up 713), Eritrean (up 617), Afghan (up 504), and Turkish (up 487) nationals.1,126 grants of humanitarian protection (up 31%). Libyan nationals received 683 of these, over half of the total.1,147 grants of alternative forms of leave following an application for asylum (down 3%), including a reduction in numbers obtaining UASC Leave (down 210 or 49%).5,691 people provided protection under resettlement schemes (a similar number to the previous year). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2019/how-many-people-do-we-grant-asylum-or-protection-to That is 0.03% of the UK population for the 5th richest country in the world to absorb
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    Stop the boats!

    Well the answer is the ballot box or go somewhere without a migration problem, but as we now have a very authoritarian govt with a very reactionary Home Sec and a PM who dislikes foreign interference in the country your options are a bit limited. You could try Nigel Farage's long list of failed parties, I think he was in favour of ripping up our membership of the UN and any EU treaty obligations and therefore making us a pariah like Hungary, Poland and those other middle European countries who refuse to take any asylum seekers.
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    Worst day so far

    How does Clive survive, he must be the luckiest shyster ever born. Who does he appeal to?
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    The issue with our present crop of leaders is that none of them have ever had to claw their way up through the ranks by actually being responsible for creating something from the bottom up and then actually running something successfully before embarking on a political career, I wonder if that is why Merkel is so successful. I think it explains why so many of the 'old school' politicians were more successful, they had a lot of corners rubbed off by having to get quantifiable results and also learning that ordinary people had as much to offer as the supposed bright people, maybe Churchill's experience in the 1sr war was what made him a good leader in the 2nd.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    All that means is that the numbers dying will remain monstrously high for months as the rate of infection continues to rise. The only way the infections can be brought down is through isolation measures or by the virus having run its course in 4 or 5 years time and it runs out of people to infect or kill. It's obvious isn't it, well maybe not to Trump who simply wants to be president.
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    I doubt whether anyone can hold him to account, no one can hold someone to account where they are surrounded by sycophants who are willing to support him in his lies, his staff are employed on that premise, his whole party and apparatus does that, he has a near total domination of the media, which with a very few exceptions, is willing to spread his lies. We truly are seeing the exact same scenarios being played out in front of our eyes as Hitler and Stalin employed We have now reached a situation that for a vast part of the English speaking world, I am sure they no longer know what is truth and what is lies, but one fundamental that is common to them all is to have a easily identifiable group either within or externally to blame for the failure of their country and behind which to unify a group of ardent supporters. What will the world do if Trump loses the election and refuses to go and calls on his supporters to armed action, where will the military look to for leadership?
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    John Hume, Nobel peace prize winner dies

    If he had he would have whooped the sorry arses of those 'prods'
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    Beirut Explosion

    Nope Chump is already calling it an attack, he will stir the pot to divert attention from Covid, but he could just create a major conflict in a area which has seen many, the Lebenese govt would love to deflect blame from their sorry corrupt asses
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    Beirut Explosion

    Those conspiracy theories are not good for you
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    Beirut Explosion

    That was the result of 2,700 TONNES of explosive,( that is 54 truck loads) if you look at the videos you can see the small iniator explosions giving off red smoke and then those led to a sympathetic explosion of the main charge/stockpile, the initial cause was a store of fireworks catching fire. Whoever was in charge of those docks was a total moron, anybody involved with Ammonium Nitrate must be aware of the Galveston incident. It is not only a fertiliser but is also an explosive