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Old 05-19-2017, 04:49 PM   #30621
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Looks like the right-wing Temer regime that seized power in a spectacular coup d'état is coming to an end. But Temer, who is involved in a major corruption scandal, refuses to resign.

Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery

Angry crowds and outraged members of Brazil’s congress have demanded the impeachment of President Michel Temer following reports he was secretly recorded discussing hush money pay-offs to a jailed associate.

The tapes were presented to prosecutors as part of a plea bargain by Joesley and Wesley Batista, brothers who run the country’s biggest meat-packing firm JBS, according to O Globo newspaper.

They are said to contain conversations that incriminate several leading politicians, including the former presidential candidate Aecio Neves and the former finance minister Guido Mantega.

Temer is alleged to have talked with Joesley about cash payments to Eduardo Cunha, the former speaker of the House who has been jailed for his role in the sprawling Petrobras corruption scandal.
Brazil's corruption inquiry list names all the power players – except the president
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Cunha is in the same ruling Brazilian Democratic Movement party as Temer and initiated the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff that allowed him to take over the presidency. He has alluded to the many secrets he knows about his former colleagues.


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Old 05-19-2017, 06:51 PM   #30622
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I agree vinceprince.

I know it isn't popular and I don't like it either - but the fact is that we have an ageing population (including me!) and one way or another it is going to have to be paid for. That means either more direct, progressive taxation or the sort of measures the tories are advocating. But raising income tax has become a no-go area in the last 30 odd years. People complain about "stealth taxes" but that is all governments are left with!

I, like everybody, don't like paying taxes - but I'd rather there was a progressive approach.
I would like to agree, but the ageing population has been with us for decades and is not exactly new. Yes some people are living longer, but that's just a natural progression and this is hardly a surprise. What we do have is a massive influx of immigrants eating up resources and everyone knows this, but is afraid to admit it. The UK population is probably now 70+ million, if we knew the truth.

When you are wasting our money on crap like HS2, giving massive amounts away in overseas aid to rubbish regimes and making truly terrible political mistakes all the time, it's hardly surprising that the kind of people who will be affected by these proposed, very nasty cuts are seriously angry because they've made the biggest contribution and have repeatedly been promised things were going to be taken care of.

So those with assets who've worked all their lives and have in many cases paid large amounts of tax, are expected to subsidise layabouts who've spent their lives doing nothing, then reach old age and expect things like care to be handed to them for free. Give me a break.

This country is now almost broken, thanks to term after term of truly dreadful government that is always out of touch with the people. The NHS is collapsing, the police are only interested in making money from motorists, councils employ thugs to secure litter fines, the military is short of essential equipment and the very wealthy have never had it so good.

I have no confidence in Theresa to make things any better for anyone except the Hooray Henries who want to get back to bit of weekend bloodthirsty fox hunting. I have no confidence in my local Tory MP to ever bother doing anything for local people and as there is nobody else I want to vote for, I'll simply not bother this time around as it's a total waste of time.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:10 PM   #30623
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I have no confidence in Theresa to make things any better for anyone except the Hooray Henries who want to get back to bit of weekend bloodthirsty fox hunting. I have no confidence in my local Tory MP to ever bother doing anything for local people and as there is nobody else I want to vote for, I'll simply not bother this time around as it's a total waste of time.
Exactly the Tories can just laugh at their natural base and leave voters and say 'Well who else are you going to vote for?' the same as New Labour did to their Northern working class base.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:47 PM   #30624
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I would like to agree, but the ageing population has been with us for decades and is not exactly new. things were going to be taken care of.

I have no confidence in Theresa to make things any better for anyone except the Hooray Henries who want to get back to bit of weekend bloodthirsty fox hunting.
I do substantially share your views.

However, I think what is new about our demography is that, at the same time as people live longer, the birth rate has steadily fallen. Add to that the pensionable age has not kept pace - it should probably be higher even than is planned and sooner. Wage rates are also suffering, so tax take inevitably follows the downward spiral.

We have been able to some extent to plug the gaps with high rates of immigration and migrant workers. But then this thing called "brexit" happened....

So now what?
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Exactly the Tories can just laugh at their natural base and leave voters and say 'Well who else are you going to vote for?' the same as New Labour did to their Northern working class base.
As an American this sounds awfully familar...
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One place that May can't rely on votes is Halifax, judging her reception yesterday from people. I can't ever see Jeremy Corbyn being PM but I can see him picking up votes from people in this election.

I noticed the ex-Page 3 girl Jenny Blyth is on Facebook enthusing about Tommy Robinson, the once leader of the EDL(English Defence League) saying that he is misunderstood and not racist at all-surely that was once said of Nick Griffin and he was found out and ridiculed, so she is pretty misguided in her thinking. Trouble is she has her followers or minions as I call them who agree with practically everything she says-pathetic really and it needs someone to tackle her head on and put her in her place...trouble is no one has the guts to do it for fear of her minions calling them names. Shame really I was a big fan of hers once-perhaps it is best to remember her as she was, not as she is now.

Julian Assange is still holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London yet he has been sort of cleared by Swedish court of a rape charge from I think about 5 years ago...BUT we are spent over £14m in 2015 to keep him(and continue to do so)-he knows if he steps out of there the Police are obliged to arrest him so he is costing this country a lot of money whilst he is still there.
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Greenman;

1 The protest in Halifax against May was a small number of political activists.

2 I do not know who Jenny Blyth is, but does she really have a following who are prepared to insult other people because she says so?

3 Assange has not been cleared of anything, the charges have timed out due to Swedish law. He stated that he was never charged. He didn't state that he was not charged because he was hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
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I do substantially share your views.

However, I think what is new about our demography is that, at the same time as people live longer, the birth rate has steadily fallen. Add to that the pensionable age has not kept pace - it should probably be higher even than is planned and sooner. Wage rates are also suffering, so tax take inevitably follows the downward spiral.

We have been able to some extent to plug the gaps with high rates of immigration and migrant workers. But then this thing called "brexit" happened....

So now what?

I wish I could totally agree, but can you honestly imagine 65 or 70 year old police, fireman or troops? Even if we are generally living longer, most people have simply had enough of work by their mid 60s and think they have an entitlement to an escape from the wonderful world of work. To the best of my knowledge, most of Europe thinks this is the right way to do things and many of our neighbours also pay much better pensions than we do.

And of course, by putting up the retirement age, it also makes things increasingly difficult for much younger people starting out. As I recall, there were well-developed proposals on the table during Thatcher's reign when very high unemployment was a major issue, to lower the retirement age specifically to deal with this.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:01 AM   #30629
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Experts at Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how virtual reality is changing the experience of pornography.

Through headsets such as the Facebook owned Oculus Rift and Playstation VR, the technology allows the user to become an active part of these ‘new’ sexual experiences.

Presenting their research at the CHI 2017 conference, the Newcastle team say the growing popularity of VR technologies that put users into experiences where previously they were an onlooker, could mean the extreme, degrading or even abusive imagery in pornography becoming all the more ‘real’.

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Well Devious if they want anyone to try these devices out I'm sure I would volunteer.
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