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  1. I have just Googled that name and found nothing. What was he not known for?
  2. BREXIT positives and negatives

    "No matter that leaving the EU has tangled up businesses in form-filling, fees and a new world of unbelievable complexity: Rishi Sunak says he wants to “go further and faster in using the freedoms Brexit has given us to cut the mass of EU regulations and bureaucracy holding back our growth”. Liz Truss sounds even more zealous: she now wants to scrap all the regulations in UK law that are there as the legacy of our time in the EU by the end of next year, to “make the most of our newfound freedoms outside the EU”.   Six years ago, Truss – unlike Sunak – enthusiastically campaigned for remain, but she is now more than happy to eat her words. “I was wrong and I am prepared to admit I was wrong,” she recently told the BBC. “Some of the portents of doom didn’t happen and instead we have actually unleashed new opportunities.”"   As a former Lib Dem and Remainer, Truss seems to embody the Groucho Marx quote "I have principles. If you don't like them, I have others".
  3. Conspiracy theorists

    A 36-year-old GP in Austria has committed suicide after months of abuse from conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers, including some in Germany, causing her to close her practice.   Austrian doctors speak out after suicide of GP following Covid threats     Article with her photo: Morddrohungen von Impfgegnern: Österreich nach dem vermeidbaren Tod von Lisa-Maria Kellermayr    
  4. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

    Good luck, John. Hope your surgery goes well.
  5. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Larry the Cat on Twitter:   3 hours ago: "If Boris Johnson hasn’t resigned by 10am I will be forced to crap in his shoes. #DowningStreetSiege" 2 hours ago: "That did the job. No need to thank me."   https://twitter.com/Number10cat/status/1544958231470014465
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  7. Why are you unhappy today?

    So sorry to hear about your dad, Luke. Wishing you strength to cope at this time.
  8. Roe v Wade

    Since this thread seems to have been split from the Only in America thread by an admin (?), I don't understand why it doesn't include the 40+ posts from the Only in America thread on this subject.   Taken together, though, the number of posts on TT on this subject seems surprisingly small.   Over on TT's sister site, English Forum Switzerland, there's a thread on Roe v. Wade running to 13 pages with 20 posts per page.   Must be a reflection of the comparatively scant traffic on TT now. Shame.    
  9. Only in America

    A couple of things in the news yesterday that stood out to me:   - a protester with a placard saying that her dog now had more reproductive rights than her; - a commentator saying that women suffering miscarriages were now also at risk because the treatment for a miscarriage was the same as for an abortion and health care workers would now fear breaking the law by treating women suffering miscarriages.
  10. Only in America

    I saw Frank Schaffer interviewed by Christiane Amanpour recently and found the interview interesting. Excerpt: Former anti-abortion activist regrets role in creating pro-life "propaganda" In full: Why this former anti-abortion activist regrets the movement he helped build From what I recall, he said that the Republican Party/Christian evangelicals had appropriated the abortion issue because they knew it was divisive and would stir people up and get the party votes. He said that Billy Graham was pro-choice.
  11. Only in America

    Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights   What's the time in the USA? 1620
  12. Only in America

    Documentary from The Times: "Inside the American Redoubt: Trump voters building a new state"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6RQJQ6J5w
  13. Is Putin behind these attacks?

    Suspect in Litvinenko poisoning dies in Moscow
  14.   Recently created Twitter pages: "Justice for Rolf Harris": https://twitter.com/JusticeForRolfH Book's author, William Merritt: https://twitter.com/WillandtheLaw
  15. Thanks for the link. I'd heard about that documentary but don't have Netflix.