Who is their right mind would chose to be born black in America
No one gets to choose the colour skin they are born with, what a weird thing to say.
Also what difference doe the colour of George Floyd's skin make, surely it wouldn't have been a trivial matter if he had been white and been killed at the hands of the police.
He should face the full force of the justice system if he is found guilty of premeditated murder. I support that decision, no doubt about it....... What is nasty though is Mob Justice. The threats of burnings and violent riots by the braying mob is NOT justice. In fact it is an example of the evil underclass which is destroying American society.
Indeed, and any one who takes part in that kind of behaviour or condones it is no better than Derek Chauvin, two wrongs don't make a right end of.
Grey Squirrels are unwelcome immigrants.. They have decimated the native population of Red Squirrels with their diseases and violent behaviour.
Some people might suggest that there is a correlation between the Squirrel immigrants and other types of immigration.
Indeed and this comment can be used to describe all immigration too \/
They Greys are considered vermin.
As Billy Connelly said " Never trust a fart" Somebody should have told Sturgeon..
Billy connerly also said never trust a man who says he has never tried a teacosy on his head. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
The church has always been about do as I say not as I do, to the point of hypocrisy. That's why I have no time for religion.
My late mother used to work as a welfare assistant at a special needs school. They had a visit by Diana and all the time the cameras were rolling she paid attention to the children but the moment the cameras stopped she ignored them. It really annoyed my mum.
Her public image was carefully crafted.
Sounds about right one face for the media another for when they not around.
Good point Ron. For somebody who played the "Naive Innocent" card so effectively, she became a skilled media manipulator very quickly.
Diana was a stunningly beautiful woman. She had eyes to die for and a figure to kill for. And if she wowed men, she had the same effect on women.... in a feminine sense, that is. Let's not misunderstand anything here. It was quiet feminism. If she could walk into a man's world and have such an effect, then in our own little way, we all could. She had broken the Royal glass ceiling. She wasn't walking three paces behind her husband, she was striding out ahead of him.
But she went too far and wanted too much too quickly. The royal family wasn't ready for such a challenge and not just that, she wasn't prepared to accept her husband's infidelity in the same way that other Royal wives had done in the past. After all, Charles wasn't the first to play away. Sure, she was prepared to do her duty but she wasn't going to be just a brood mare.
In that regard, I would have had the utmost admiration for her. She was ballsy as well as beautiful. But it went to her head. It became "All about me." and she didn't know where to draw the line. She became pissed with power.
I don't believe she was murdered. That truly was an accident in my opinion. A convenient one for the royal family, but an accident nonetheless. And it's a shame. Nobody wants to see anybody lose their life so tragically and traumatically.
But she had risen to the level of cult status and it has endured. When Charles is crowned king, there will be an enormous elephant in Westminster Abbey. It will be there throughout his reign and no matter what he did, he doesn't deserve it. He would much rather have married Camilla but of course, he couldn't do that.
I think if the Royals had wanted to have anybody topped at any time, they would have done it to Peter Parker-Bowles. And nobody would have ever heard of Lady Diana Spencer.
Diana certainly knew how to play the simpering victim like a pro, Somthing she has in common with Megan I would imagine Megan has seen the videos and pictures of her dead mother in law so knows what she was like and how to behave maybe that's how she attracted gingers attention by mimicking his mother. 🤣
Clearly, the Nobel Prize Committee weren't impressed by her publicity stunt.
She certainly knew or learnt how to work the media, despite her claims of not wanting too much publicity and wanting to shy away from it.
I don’t believe Diana was sly she was a young woman and mother whose husband didn’t love her and was carrying on with another woman . She had a right to be angry . Later she learned how to work the press but they liked her . She was young and made mistakes didn’t we all when we were young ? Meghan is not that young and she is very aware of what she is doing a totally different t kettle of fish .
No they are both manipulators and the press/media are the enablers.
The Cult of Diana lives on in Britain, Ron. Charles cheated on Diana with one woman. Diana cheated on Charles with a plethora of men. He's a cad and she's the people's princess. You figure it out.
Diana was like the early template for Boris Johnson. She could have screwed the entire Household Cavalry - and their horses - and her fans would think she was the image of virtue.
I wasn't even born when Charles married her and barely 13 when she died so at the time I never really understood (or cared) what all the fuss was about, but it seems to me the public wanted a fairytale and Charles didn't stick to the script.
He has been blamed for everything that spoiled The People's Fairytale and she, of course, is seen as having been whiter than white.
He's never been forgiven by the Diana cultists and never will be. This has spread into the wider public domain. His lack of public popularity probably stems from that peculiarly British form of vindictiveness that finds forgiveness utterly impossible for no other reason than some cherished image that we set our heart on became tarnished.
We lost our fairytale and it's all his fault. The bastard.
I don't think Charles is a bad man. I doubt he wanted to marry Diana in the first place. He did it because it was expected of him. I also think she knew that from the get-go but went along with it because she thought she could change the system to suit herself from the inside. And when it didn't go all her way, she gave Martin Bashire a call and asked him if he wanted a scoop.
Diana was pretty, vivacious and everybody's template of what the fairytale Princess should look like. Walt Disney himself couldn't have created a better image. Unfortunately, she was also devious, manipulative and spiteful and if she couldn't get what she wanted, she would bring the whole bloody thing down around her. And she tried her damndest to do that very thing.
Charles has paid the price for all that ever since, and still is. The cult of Diana still exists and it will hang over Charles' head until the day he dies, whether he's king or not.
Diana always had a sly look about her she was another one who knew how to act up to the media and appear the victim, she was playing everyone and a lot have been taken in by her but any who is not gullible can see through as they can with the drama queen Megan.
Charles ... Diana....Camilla?
I won’t add to that other than to say that the circumstances of Diana’s death...let’s say, still suspicious in the minds of many.
Sorry but I disagree it was just a tragic accident I don't buy into any of the idiotic conspiracy theories if any one was to blame it was the hounding paparazzi.
The trouble is, Charles is just not popular. It will be a good time for the republicans amongst us to carry on with their campaign.
I just don't get why Charles is considered les popular than the other royals but I suppose if we are told by the media he is then he must be, its not like we can make our own minds up and have to be spoon fed opinion from the media at every given opportunity, he's next in line so I'll except that.
As for being a Republic I can't see the alternative that offers being any better it certainly isn't for a lot of countries.
I will be at work and as there are TVs on in the shop it will be on but I wont actually be watching it, I believe BHF company policy is that a minutes silence will be observed at 3pm.
Ok Its funeral day so lets have a poll of who will or wont be watching?
It always has been torys cosying up to business folk and lefties cosying up to unions, and expect the other party's do certain amount of cosying up to whoever has a vested interest in them.
Did the Catholic priests put God aside while they were molesting children, what do you think the moral concept was behind that?
Why should anyone take any notice of somone who believes in a fictious being.
Oh I definitely smile at what you post but not for the reason you think. 🤣
The present pope does not live a luxurious life and never has he practises what he preaches . He doesn’t live in the Papal palace I believe it has been turned into a hospital and occupies two room in the visiters quarters . He has turned another papal palace into a homeless shelter .When he was bishop of Buenos Aires he also did not occupy the Bishops palace residing in a small apartment instead and traveled by public transport .So he most certainly does know how to live in the real world .
Good for him. 🙄
More Money than sense sompeople.
Quite why anyone would want to look like that kiddy fiddler nut job I don't know. 🤣
Charles is next in line so if anything happens to the Queen it will be him and so what if itt is, I can't see any issue with it being him he will just be another king don't see why any should have a problem with him. 🙄
"Charity Shops" is good enough for me. I have no qualms about shopping in them or contributing to them.
Yes and why should anyone, also "Charity shops" are good for the environment as they essentially recycle/reuse items that would otherwise end up on landfill tips.
And yes some of us would like to live in a world where everything and everyone was catered for when it came to support, health and care needs by the system, but we don't, and charities are there to pick up the slack and they do a bloody good job as far as I'm concerned.
And anyone who goes into a charity shop and demands ( and yes I do mean demand as some of them do I have witnessed it) a bit of discount is essentially robbing from a charity in my opinion, all the price in the BHF furniture and electrical store I volunteer in are done using a price guide which takes in to account the condition the items are in and there are several tiers depending on the condition ranging from almost new to almost scrap, they have prices to suit every budget, but of course you will always get the tight mean and stingy people.
Iain Duncan Smith happened that's what happened he was involved in the DWP.
He made a remark about being able to live 50 quid a week or some stupidly low amount but when challenged to try it hadn't got the balls to take up that challenge.
Cameron proved what a shit he was gave voters the option of a Brexit vote which he really didn't want to do and only did because he thought people would vote ukip instead of tory and was worried he would lose his place at the trough.
He didn't expect voters to vote leave the EU and when they did he threw his toys out the pram and resigned the spineless turd.
volunteers used for slave labour
Volunteers are hardly slave labour, they choose to do it, that's what volunteer means, I certainly don't feel like a slave, also charity's raise money to fund research that's what BHF does at least, research into heart and circulatory diseases, such as stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes, and also provide support for people with those. Looks like you need to do some research I suggest google is your friend try typing in British Heart Foundation there website will provide you with a whole load of information you might even learn something, if its not too much effort for you.
As for thrift store that is more of a American expression, majority of people I know do refer to them as charity shops.
So you win a pinch of pigshit.
As for your invitation then, I'll take you up on that and respond accordingly.
You can say what you like about me I'm not some snowflake who will get all bent out of shape over words somone who is insignificant to me has to say about me, chances are whatever you say about me will be completely wrong anyway as the assumption you have all ready made about is about a far away from being right as you can get and is quite laughable. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
I'd do it if it were a party I supported. You'll have to take my word on that though because I'm a member of the Green Party and unlikely to see them in office.
A party doesn't necessarily need to be in power for there to be corruption within it, there could be for instance corruption within the party and how they run it and/or choose their leader or maybe how they obtain funding, there are many forms of corruption some obvious and some not so.