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The Official Politics Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Rakuen, Aug 13, 2014.

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    Glow Glow Intelligence is chasing me, but I'm faster

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    Hillary isn't any better tho, in fact she would have supported quite a few of the things he said had she not participated in this election
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    She is much better. Almost any other candidate including myself would have been much better.
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    What makes you say that?
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    I meant political wise. I don't think we have to debate about him as a person :biggrin:
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    dis is anti - erdogan/ pro turkey propaganda
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    BubblyNinja This is where you can post your politics

    Free Palestine
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    This was the view from my office yesterday:

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    The raise of nationalism and you are right in the middle. How does it feel?
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    Mmmm, Yugoslavia all over again. :biggrin:
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    Let's hope it doesn't happen.
    Sloan It's unlikely but if shit hits the fan be aware you have members in this community willing to help immediately if needed.
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    I don't see any reason to worry. There are regular large-scale protests about various things, it's something quite normal for everyone who lives here and there never seems to be any trouble at any of them (they can be quite fun), so it's very unlikely that any protest will result in any large-scale issues.

    Here's a pro-refugee one from February, the day after I arrived:
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    A lot of people were upset that not enough refugees had been allowed in.

    The local government also likes to join in:
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    Both of those are government buildings on the "central square" that has been on the news.

    It's a very different form of nationalism to many other places because it's driven by Madrid taking away autonomy over the last decade, as opposed to the racism that led to Brexit, so there is no reason for anyone to worry about their safety (a tourism-oriented economy also helps with this). I get the impression that many/most of the pro-independence people are also pro-EU, so it's completely unrelated to the nationalism that has resulted in Brexit/Trump/AFD/&c.

    The biggest risk is of Rajoy doing something stupid again.
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    Even though it's great to get this insight about the form of nationalism uprising around you. Here people are worried about what happens if government sends police forces to take over local authorities and force the removal of relative autonomy in Catalonian. It just need a few people ready to pay the highest price to let this escalate quickly. Not that I really believe a civil war could happen but it doesn't do harm to let you know who you can call outside of your real life in order to get help.
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    But that's unlikely to happen because Puigdemont has stressed that peaceful protests/non-violent resistance are the most effective ways to fight back.
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    WHat is happening now, as I hear on the radio, Spain has barked orders and now everybody is like "fuck this shit".
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    This was on my way home after work yesterday:

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    Sloan How's it all been since then? Not heard much in British media.

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