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What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18061

Array

Could be, but that is not scientifically proven.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18062

Teasswill

Take your pick of coverage of Dominic Cummings. The man must think we're all idiots to swallow his excuses.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18063

Cheerful Dragon

Boris Johnson is not doing himself any favours by refusing to sack Cummings. I'm sure the weight of public opinion is against Cummings, who really should have resigned by now.

I notice that Trump is having a bit of a tantrum after Twitter put a fact check on one of his posts. Not only has he accused social media of trying to stifle conservative free speech, but he also plans to sign some kind of executive order on social media. I don't know what effect the order is expected to have, but it feels like a child throwing its toys out of the pram because it couldn't have its own way.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18064

Baron Grim

President Big Brain is also threatening to sic the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice on Social Media because Twitter also had the audacity to prompt readers to fact check his false statements regarding mail-in voter fraud.

smiley - bleep fascist!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-social/trump-executive-order-takes-aim-at-social-media-firms-draft-idUSKBN2340MW


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18065

Bluebottle

Mr Potato Head is being renamed Potato Head: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56200811

Considering the publicity generated from the 'Toy Story' films I don't know if the new name will make any difference.

<BB<


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18066

Baron Grim

Sadly, I can already imagine the OUTRAGE from conservatives and Faux News types. smiley - facepalm


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18067

Array

Everyone has the right to wear a moustache, not just men.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18068

Baron Grim

Yes, they do.

http://mcphee.com/products/stylish-mustaches-for-girls

smiley - laugh


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18069

Teasswill

Or be in a relationship other than marriage?
Will Happy Families card game be made PC next?


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18070

ITIWBS

I thought only female walruses had moustaches.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18071

Baron Grim

A recent international poll ranks the US as a major threat to democracy.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/05/us-threat-democracy-russia-china-global-poll


While this is an opinion poll and all such polls are swayed by recent news, no one should really be surprised by this. The US IS and has LONG been a threat to democracies around the world. This poll reflects the rise of authoritarianism in US politics as exemplified by Donald Trump, and the effects of economic inequality as exemplified by Republican politics, but a brief look at 20th century history should leave no doubt in anyone's mind that the US is a threat to democracies around the world. How often did we overthrow democratically elected governments in favor of dictators who were friendly to our economic and political interests!?


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