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by Alexis
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020: turning the White House into an Oprah House.
Replies: 22
Views: 337

Another arrogant billionnaire for president?

Could Oprah Winfrey knock off Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/oprah-winfrey-considering-president-donald-trump-bloomberg-a7607441.html If she does would she make a better president than Trump? Some Americans are strongly opposed to...
by Alexis
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catalonian Independence?!
Replies: 44
Views: 829

Hard for secessionists, good for all of Spain

Oh boy! This is going to be fun! If the Catalan people who favour independence do as they are asked, those banks which ran away from Barcelona are going to have a very nasty surprise!... Catalan independentists have three problems. Since their attempt at a referendum: - They failed to obtain any in...
by Alexis
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Exit the United Nations?
Replies: 40
Views: 1082

US left UNESCO for one reason only

Sertorio and neverfail fail to mention Israel's departure. And they fail to mention that it is because of the gross anti-Israel bias by UNESCO that the US chose to withdraw. Anti-Semitism is not a game. Jim I'm sure you are sincere in your worries about perceived antisemitism from UNESCO, but I thi...
by Alexis
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Bells of Barcelona toll for Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Fashionable - and few

Looks like the bells are tolling in Brazil! Brazilians in the south asked to vote on secession http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41541063 These guys are definitely up to the latest fashion... :roll: I don't know Brazil, but I suspect this won't go very far. The three States in question ...
by Alexis
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Bells of Barcelona toll for Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: The Bells of Barcelona toll for Europe

Will it come to this? http://img03.deviantart.net/d6e8/i/2012/096/a/5/goya___revolution_art_by_ilad2-d4v74h9.jpg Definitely not. This is a modified version of Goya's Tres de Mayo , representing the execution of Spanish insurgents by French soldiers during the occupation of Spain in the time of Napo...
by Alexis
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Bells of Barcelona toll for Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Peaceful separatists

Sometimes, being far from something helps feeling sympathetic to it.

Check these small testimonies of things happening "on the field" in Catalonia, behind the facade of unanimity for independence.

Peaceful

(Use automated translation from your navigator, it works well enough)
by Alexis
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Bells of Barcelona toll for Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: Catalan separatists will fail

The Spanish government reaction was ham fisted to say the least. I imagine the people of Catalonia are angry enough not to care about the economic ramifications of going their own way, and even fighting to go. No matter what one thinks of Spanish government's actions, the fact is that people of Cat...
by Alexis
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Bells of Barcelona toll for Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Catalan separatists will fail

http://www.theage.com.au/world/catalonias-dream-does-independence-vote-lead-to-new-heights-or-ugly-collapse-20171005-gyvhc3.html Spain cannot afford to lose Catalonia. When all else fails, send in the armed forces. You think it can't happen, do you? Well, watch this space. The ultimate victim of Ca...
by Alexis
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Yom Kippur
Replies: 30
Views: 452

Re: Yom Kippur

Religious people turn to God to give them hope for a better future, either in this world or the next. Non-religious people turn to government to provide them with a better future in this world. If one must be an optimist to expect the government - any government - to solve any problems of ours, one...
by Alexis
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catalonian Independence?!
Replies: 44
Views: 829

Independentists ARE numerous

Countryside is the part of Catalonia where independentists are most numerous.

How numerous?

Well, consider e.g. Palol de Revardit, little village of 470 souls, where 1,002 people voted on October 1st.

"Yes" garnered 99%. :)