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@Belgianmum or other mods: What is your or the Locals opinion on the casual homophobia in Tom's post? To go so low (during Pride month of all times) should not be tolerated
Seriously... do you even know what homophobia means? If so I fail to see how it can be applied to Toms post. Otherwise, please explain exactly how you feel that Toms post was 'homophobic' in it's accepted definition of "having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against gay people.".
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Seriously... do you even know what homophobia means? If so I fail to see how it can be applied to Toms post. Otherwise, please explain exactly how you feel that Toms post was 'homophobic' in it's accepted definition of "having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against gay people.".
Kiwiguy’s trolling. The mods don't seem to see it, but he's absolutely trolling.

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Old 27.06.2022, 11:38
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Partially wrong. Though I personally don't believe in Abortion I understand that there are (rare) cases where the alternative is worse. So a blank ban of abortion, I am not for. There has to be some kind of practical compromise that both sides can live with.

That being said, the 2 cases overturned (Roe and Casey) are awful. The legal basis for it (right to privacy) is in my opinion questionable. It was set in such a way that the basis for the lawsuit was an entirely sane law that banned abortions after 15 weeks. (more generous than most of Europe)

For sure, I don't agree that a court should set the rules for the entire country on what is acceptable and what is not. This issue should have been worked out legislatively to set a minimum requirement for the country.



@Belgianmum or other mods: What is your or the Locals opinion on the casual homophobia in Tom's post? To go so low (during Pride month of all times) should not be tolerated
Thanks for taking the time to explain your point of view.

Speaking personally I didn’t interpret Tom’s post as homophobic but I wasn’t entirely sure what his point was.
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Old 27.06.2022, 12:06
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Thanks for taking the time to explain your point of view.

Speaking personally I didn’t interpret Tom’s post as homophobic but I wasn’t entirely sure what his point was.
There are many ways and situations where a man can get a woman pregnant through consensual sex without planning a pregnancy:

Condom falling off
Condom tearing
Condom on too late
Ineffective female birth control
Couple getting carried away with the moment (perhaps both slightly drunk)
Extra-marital affair by either partner

and so on.

The man doesn't have the responsibility to carry an unwanted pregnancy for nine months and then give birth to an unwanted child, perhaps changing or ending her career, her life choices and so on.

Let the decision be the woman's and hers alone.

Of course, people may perhaps it would be better to avoid many of these situations in the first place:

Perhaps a male brother or cousin could chaperone any female relatives when they leave the house?
Perhaps the woman ought to be forced to attend a church (other worshipping places are available) where they can be taught than anything other than abstinence is sin).

The 'slippery road' analogy is a cliche but with the way the US is going, it's pretty apt.

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Old 27.06.2022, 22:50
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perhaps they are just intelligent?
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Old 30.06.2022, 00:57
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

Six of the eight candidates endorsed by Trump in recent Georgia primaries lost, and one of the other two, Herschel Walker, is according to the latest poll ten points behind the Dem incumbent.

Herschel has been a vocal critic of absentee fathers in Black households and the importance of remaining part of a child’s life. He has often praised his relationship with his 22-year-old son, Christian, so was probably damaged by the surprise emergence last week of three other previously not publically acknowledged children from three different mothers.

Overall, Trump endorsed candidates losing primaries makes it harder for the Dems to win the following general election. Also in Georgia, the latest poll shows incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) tied with Democrat Stacey Abrams.
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Old 30.06.2022, 08:28
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I saw an interview with Herschel Walker recently. The guy is dumb as a brick.
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Old 05.07.2022, 00:36
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

Truth Social: trouble at t'mill!

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Donald Trump’s media company was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in connection with a criminal probe, according to Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC).
The filing came days after DWAC said government probes could delay or even prevent its merger with Trump’s newly formed company.
DWAC today revealed in a securities filing that it learned June 16 that each member of its board of directors received subpoenas from the same federal grand jury.

The Trump firm also received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding a civil probe on Monday, DWAC said.
Meanwhile, Dominion and Smartmatic, voting systems companies, have got approval from Judges across the country to continue with their defamation cases against Fox Corp., which owns and operates Fox News’ parent company, and against One America News and Newsmax over false claims aired about the company. The judges denied motions to dismiss the cases.

Simply the cost of defending the cases might destroy the smaller companies financially. Unfortunately for them, they refused multiple requests from Dominion and Smartmatic to give their side of the story so they cannot claim "balance" in their reporting.
Especially difficult for Fox Corp. as other US newspapers in their stable called out Trump's election lies.
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Old 05.07.2022, 20:35
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

This is the authoritarian GOP stuff creeping in more and more. Like with many other things, their freedom talk is absolutely misleading.

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DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/23/des...ws-with-state/
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Old 05.07.2022, 21:46
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This is the authoritarian GOP stuff creeping in more and more. Like with many other things, their freedom talk is absolutely misleading.

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DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/23/des...ws-with-state/
Absolutely horrible. This authoritarian nonsense is hideous. DeSantis is a menace.
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Old 07.07.2022, 21:02
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

The New York Times reported yesterday that the IRS conducted intensive tax audits of McCabe and Comey during Trump's administration. Such audits are both unusual and rare. Results were that Comey got a refund and McCabe a small bill.

They were resp. head and deputy head of the FBI, both were fierce critics of former President Donald Trump, both were fired by Trump.

The head of the Internal Revenue Service has asked a watchdog to investigate the decision to conduct rare tax audits of former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
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Old 08.07.2022, 01:19
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

As it is officially Friday, the latest on Truth Social.

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Roughly three weeks later, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a grand jury in Manhattan subpoenaed the company.
The truth social official spokesman is denying Trump has left.

Just another day in topsy-turvey land
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Old 09.07.2022, 07:47
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This is the authoritarian GOP stuff creeping in more and more. Like with many other things, their freedom talk is absolutely misleading.

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DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state

https://www.salon.com/2021/06/23/des...ws-with-state/
So this is quite funny!

Fact check: Liberal website changes headline that falsely said DeSantis signed a bill that forces students to register their political views

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/08/p...ews/index.html
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Old 09.07.2022, 08:52
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So this is quite funny!

Fact check: Liberal website changes headline that falsely said DeSantis signed a bill that forces students to register their political views

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/08/p...ews/index.html
Amazing: ONE liberal website does this and causes stir whereas MOST Republican websites publish outright lies on a continual basis and no-one bats an eyelid because it is completely normalized.

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Amazing: ONE liberal website does this and causes stir whereas MOST Republican websites publish outright lies on a continual basis and no-one bats an eyelid because it is completely normalized.
I posted the article as it was shared by someone I usually trust. I didn't "fact check". So CNN's and Tony's correction is totally appropriate.

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Old 14.07.2022, 19:59
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

Trump has announced he has made his decision about 2024, if he will run then I hope he announces before the midterms to frighten more people into voting for the Dems.

Here is a link to the incredibly obscure journal in which he chose to share this with us (Total circulation: 406,237).
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Re: All about Trump and 2024

https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen

I don’t think she merits her own thread, but Don Jr, Eric, and Ivanka’s mom just died. Youngish too.
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Old 15.07.2022, 01:09
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I don’t think she merits her own thread, but Don Jr, Eric, and Ivanka’s mom just died. Youngish too.
Yeah, quite young. I guess having been married to Trump will do that to you.
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It seems that somehow she fell down the stairs and thats the cause.

In any case, RIP
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Yeah, quite young. I guess having been married to Trump will do that to you.
As if she had no choice but to marry Trump? I think she really enjoyed being the queen of the Trump towers and living the American dream. She left 3 children who are set for life and privileged like no-one here had ever even dreamt of. No, I don't pity her and I think she'd be amused at the thought of strangers pitying her for having married Trump. Apart from that, who's this lady again? It's sad news but no sadder than any other news of this sort.

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