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Offline space otter

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new to me.. ???
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:11:14 AM »
ok so maybe i've been living under a rock or something but dang this is new to me
  a country sueing another country
and a law not to mention stuff..

SIGH


Israeli rights group sues New Zealanders who urged Lorde to boycott ...
www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-31/israelis-sue-new-zealanders-over.../9380508
2 days ago - Related Story: There's no place for BDS within Australia · Map: Israel. An Israeli legal rights group has said it is suing two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel, in what appears to be the first lawsuit filed under a contentious Israeli anti-boycott law.



Israelis sue New Zealanders over Lorde boycott | The Times of Israel
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israelis-sue-new-zealanders-over-lorde-boycott/
2 days ago - Lorde performs at the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, Calif.(Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP). AP — An Israeli legal rights group said Wednesday it is suing two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing the pop singer Lorde to cancel her performance in Israel in what appears to be the ...

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Poland's Senate passes controversial Holocaust bill - BBC News
www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42898882
1 day ago - Poland's Senate has approved a controversial bill making it illegal to accuse the Polish nation or state of complicity in the Nazi Holocaust. The bill, which sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term as punishment, must be signed off by the president before becoming law. President Andrzej Duda says ...

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Re: new to me.. ???
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 11:28:39 AM »
Otter, although in online terms at least, I still can't bring myself to do it, the current political polarisation keeps reinforcing to me, the idea that minimising my exposure to mainstream society, is becoming vital to maintaining my will to live.  If I use Reddit at all at this point, it keeps me in an almost continual state of anger, so I'm in the process of trying to wean myself off it.

I am really trying hard to stay neutral.  I believe that the attitudes of both the extreme Left and Right are conducive to human extinction; but if I am honest, on a purely emotional level, I am more negatively biased towards the Left at this point, simply because I consider them such hypocrites, and also because truthfully for the most part I haven't seen the Right behaving in anywhere near as genuinely authoritarian a manner as they are.
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Re: new to me.. ???
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 11:45:48 AM »

pets r us

i guess we will have to go with a chuckle that we agree so much on this...yeah you and me.. ;D

i thought i was in the middle of the road on politics and that who ever was in would only be there a short time.. but i can't listen to the news at all anymore for the reasons you state.. 
i wish i could find the article i read a few days ago in the local paper (quite by mistake , i might add) that the reason so many were quitting / not running/ etc was because they couldn't be independent in their position  - that the national organization for the party was making them toe the line...
now that scares me more than anything...
who the hell is running what anymore...?? i have no idea

soooooooooooooooo
i am trying very very hard to back away as much as possible and focus on local and self things...
hubby is a local councilman and 'party' affiliation is a non issue..
the members are very community oriented  rather than who belongs to what party..and i feel that is the way it should be and the way it mostly was..
perhaps i dreamt a kinder way to govern..perhaps it was one of those other dimensions..

but the stage of the current world only makes me want to check into  some other dimensions/options...

hey maybe we all need a secret word to yell at each other if we all jump ship at the same time..hahahahahahahahah

take care



oh  yeah on the isreal thing.. i just shake my head
a  contentious Israeli anti-boycott law.
say what..now we can't decide to come/go  or not  ? ?
unreal ::)

« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 11:49:31 AM by space otter »

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Re: new to me.. ???
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 07:42:30 PM »
must be the new math..
or
no one ever checks what is written for accuracy
..hummmmmmm
wonder what else isn't checked
this is 2018  isn't it?..

geeeeeeeeeeeeeze..



Dennis Edwards, who joined the Temptations in 1968 and sang on a string of the group's hits including "I Can't Get Next to You," "Ball of Confusion" and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" in an initial tenure that stretched to 1977, has died. His family confirmed the news to CBS News, saying he was in Chicago at the time of his death, though did not disclose a cause of death. He was 74.

Edwards, who was born February 3rd, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama and was singing in the Contours prior to the Temptations, joined

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/temptations-lead-singer-dennis-edwards-dead-at-74/ar-BBICS76


and his bio says this

Dennis Edwards was an American soul and R&B singer, notably a lead singer in The Temptations, on Motown Records. Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. Wikipedia
Born: February 3, 1943, Fairfield, AL
Died: February 2, 2018, Chicago, IL
Children: Issa Pointer
Music groups: The Temptations, The Contours



well boys and girls when you are reading out there on line
or off.... QUESTION EVERYTHING


THE FACTS DON'T SEEM TO BE FACTS ANYMORE
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 08:08:26 PM by space otter »

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Re: new to me.. ???
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 08:32:13 AM »
well boys and girls when you are reading out there on line
or off.... QUESTION EVERYTHING
Always did, always will. :)

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Re: new to me.. ???
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 12:02:36 PM »
the not paying attention was (1) the line after his age of 74

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He was 74.

Edwards, who was born February 3rd, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama

1932 would have made him 85 the day before  he was 86

so i went to bio and it says


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Born: February 3, 1943, Fairfield, AL

so now the year of birth works but (2) a different location !!!!

hence my comment about facts..no proof reading..no checking for content..makes me wonder if close is the new accepted fact
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...sorry i like exact not close..over it   :'(  ..done  :-X


and yes i know most wouldn't have even noticed..sigh



change of thought

« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 12:05:58 PM by space otter »

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Re: new to me.. ???
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 02:33:25 PM »
Otter, the year was probably a typo that wasn't caught; if I remember correctly, Fairfield Alabama is a suburb of Birmingham...
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Re: new to me.. ???
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 02:59:27 PM »
Otter, the year was probably a typo that wasn't caught;
Probably written on the numeric keys above the letters instead of the numeric keypad, as that way is easy to turn a "43" into a "32", you just have to move your hand one key to the left.

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if I remember correctly, Fairfield Alabama is a suburb of Birmingham...
Wikipedia says you're right. :)

 


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