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    Good news, everybody! A thread for karma being a bitch

    While promoting his book with the catchy title of "Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us" which centers on the theme of how "the left" wants to silence free speech and wont engage with right wingers Trump Jr refused to engage with his audience and got shouted down until...
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    WTF Sh*t's F*cked Up and Bullsh*t - a "Who Cares" thread for news

    This is normal. Maybe. I find it curious that, from pictures of the tank, it doesn't appear to be painted in the livery of it's organisation or to have any identifying marks. https://gothamist.com/news/armored-ice-vehicle-sparks-panic-queens-during-firearms-bust
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    Brexit.

    Sure, and I'll join the revolution. I want to replace undemocratic entities with more democratic ones, I want to take control out of the hands of the monarchy, the aristocracy, the church and political parties and get it into the hands of people. For example I think the EU has things...
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    Brexit.

    You dont have to replace everyone at once. In uk local elections not every council seat changes at every election. You can replace half or a third of members at a time allowing for the transfer of skills and knowledge. Secondly as this second chamber proposal is only reactive, it wont be...
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    Brexit.

    There is no confusion, I just don't have the single narrow definition of what a citizens assembly is that you do. You see a citizens assembly as being the start of the process, with the government then acting on its recommendations (or not). I want it at the END of the process where it gets to...
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    Brexit.

    I quite like the idea of a 2nd house scrutinising and reigning in the first house. The problem is the way it's constituted which excludes ordinary people entirely from the process. So what are the options -We could vote, using the same first past the post system. As Innula has already pointed...
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    Brexit.

    As far as I am concerned there are huge problems with the Lords. In no particular order 1) Position is for life. 2) There is no trace of democracy to the lords. 3) There are STILL almost 100 hereditary peers who can vote on our laws because of the accident of their birth. This should have ended...
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    Dogs are weird

    Not all dogs are weird. Some dogs are serious. This is a serious dog. Serious sheep too.
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    Brexit.

    There are government buildings all over the place, courts, council offices. It must surely be possible to get people to some relatively local place from which they can remotely attend whatever kind of sessions are necessary. This whole forum sprang from SL which is one kind of technology that...
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    Brexit.

    Semantics. Brexit is a single issue. It just happens to be a single issue that touches almost every area of life.
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    Brexit.

    And the basic concept of convening a meeting for the purposes of evaluating a single issue certainly has merit.
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    Brexit.

    And we now have the Tory Election that stole Christmas: Schools are commonly used as poling stations but the December 12th date will clash with many schools nativity plays and similar events which will have to be cancelled. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-50331447
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    Brexit.

    Tory candidate: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tory-mp-candidate-said-women-should-keep-their-knickers-on-during-rape-discussion_uk_5dc350bbe4b0d8eb3c8f45ff
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    Ten Questions

    1. What food are you curious about but too scared to try? Whelks. I've eaten smaller snails and sea-snails (Winkles forever!) but whelks are just big and rubbery and chewy and so, so ugly. 2. What food do you like that others may find disgusting? Rollmops! aka pickled herring 3. What food that...
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    Brexit.

    I think a term of one year would be appropriate, ideally accompanied by a decent, MP salary scale payment. A free to enter lottery that grants you the chance of membership of the house for 1 year and 100k tax free should get plenty of applicants and that way at least you know all the applicants...
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    Brexit.

    OK Fine if a citizens assembly has a single rigid meaning in your world I'll call it something else, instead of a citizens assembly, I'll call it.... a 2nd house made up of ordinary people. I do not want party politicians to be part of a 2nd house, I want it to be people. I want a government to...
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    Brexit.

    ok, why not?
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    Brexit.

    Even Sinn Féin is willing to stand down to unite remainer votes.
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    Brexit.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/05/ex-johnson-aide-behind-banned-brexit-facebook-ad-worked-on-fake-grassroots-campaign
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    Brexit.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/04/no-10-blocks-russia-eu-referendum-report-until-after-election?CMP=share_btn_tw