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Jazzy Jan

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  1. Dreadful decision by Indonesia. Such outdated, draconian and vicious rules set to suppress people. Tragic to see Indonesia becoming more religiously fundamental and backwards. Such a huge population of people who will be dreadfully impacted by these shocking new laws being sworn in. Will impact Bali so much too. I would not advise any Australian to visit Bali anymore - one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations. They say these rules won't effect tourists but I would not risk it. They have also let the Bali bomber who created the bomb that killed so many out early from jail.
  2. The right wing are really flexing their muscles worldwide and it is terrifying. Thank goodness Germany's security systems were on the ball.
  3. Ha ha ha. Despite all the headlines, vicious articles, conspiracy theories etc, ( this photo below of awful headlines and articles in Murdoch's daily paper ) the Australian Labor party romped home.
  4. Kim, Murdoch is getting laughed at everywhere online and people calling him irrelevant and that he has lost all influence in Australia. The way his papers campaigned against Labor was described as the most vicious media campaign ever seen in Australia. I feel that decades ago, he would have succeeded with these tactics but Australians are completely awake up to him now. It is such a great night for Victoria and Australia.
  5. So proud of the state of Victoria who completely ignored one of the most vicious, nastiest and biased media campaigns ever by the Murdoch press and overwhelmingly re- elected Labor. Murdoch's paper and sky news were relentless in their attacks on Dan Andrews and the Labor Party. Australia now has completely rejected the conservative party in virtually every state. NSW has their election in the new year and it suggests Labor will romp home there as well. @San @swimtoshore @Creepy Insane Person @Bitch I'm Christian @Leebf @cardiganstarlet @Michael. @xtaticboy82and @Paul- I bet you are all happy. Murdoch is getting rubbished everywhere on line and his influence in Australia is truly over. @Kim I know too how much you detest Murdoch and this was such a great result. Australia has become such a progressive country.
  6. Absolutely sickening. The lowest piece of pond scum imaginable
  7. Yes. Everyday people applauding and cheering on mass sackings and congratulating Elon Musk. They would applaud him if he hired new people for the exact same jobs he sacked others over and payed them only $5 an hour. They would say what a great businessman he is. Kanye West is allowed to come back to Twitter too. So wishing war and death on Jewish people is now OK and simply freedom of speech.
  8. The amount of people idolising this billionaire who inherited his original fortune is nauseating. Applauding him and cheering him on for sacking so many and drooling with excitement and admiration for him for being an over demanding boss who sacks people without warning and who has the ego that belongs to a narcissist and sociopath. A man who happily spreads crazy cruel conspiracy theories as well. See it all the time though. Always amazed at people loving egomaniacs and cruel unfair people who are extremely wealthy. Money is such a turn on for them and they don’t even care if it is inherited or made by exploiting others.
  9. The first thing to notice about Masih Alinejad is her hair: a mass of corkscrew curls sometimes worn loose like a radiant halo, occasionally pinned up, almost always with a flower pinned above her left ear. This is not a gratuitous comment on her appearance, but at the heart of a battle that brought her to Paris this week to speak to President Emmanuel Macron. Alinejad is the international face and voice of angry women in Iran who are being beaten, jailed and even killed for throwing off their compulsory headscarves and showing their hair. Today in Paris, she has a very clear message for the French president and other western leaders: stop shaking hands with Iranian clerics, stop dealing with Iran. “I want to ask President Macron if he wants to stand with those who are actually killing people, taking hostages, oppressing people and trying to suppress a peaceful revolution, or does he want to stand on the right side of history?” she says. “I want him to stop negotiating with the Islamic Republic, until the day the regime stops killing people. I want him to recall his ambassadors, to call his allies and ask them to all downgrade their diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, to kick out all their diplomats and put the Islamic Revolutionary Guards on the terrorist list. “I’m not asking the leaders of democratic countries to come and save us. I don’t want them to save us, I want them to stop saving the Islamic Republic. “This ongoing uprising is just the beginning of the end for the Islamic Republic. This is the 21st century and it’s not acceptable for that government to kill children or teenagers or schoolgirls for dancing, for showing their hair, for singing or for wanting to have a normal life.” There are more than 42 million women in Iran who have been forced to cover their heads in public since the 1979 revolution that toppled the Shah. The current wave of protests erupted in September after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, died at the hands of Iran’s morality police force, which is notorious for the brutal enforcement of the obligatory hijab law. Since then, Iranian girls and women have taken to the streets with the slogan “women, life, liberty”, in open defiance of the mullahs running Iran. They have burned headscarves, cut their hair – forbidden by some Islamic authorities – challenged armed security forces and posted videos on social media Now in its eighth week despite a bloody crackdown, the “women’s revolution” shows no sign of going away. About 14,000 protesters have been arrested, of whom 1,000 have been charged with crimes, some punishable by death. Javaid Rehman, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, told the UN security council last month the security forces had killed at least 277 people. Alinejad, 45, a journalist and activist, is a thorn in the side of the Iranian regime, those she calls “ignorant clerics” who accuse her of being a foreign agent and have warned that anyone sending her videos of protests – which she relays on social media – will be jailed. In Iran, her 70-year-old mother has been threatened, her brother arrested, and her sister paraded on television to denounce her. In New York, where Alinejad has been living in exile since 2009, the FBI has charged four people with allegedly plotting to kidnap her. In August, police arrested a man loitering around her Brooklyn home and found a loaded AK-47 in his car. She and her husband, Kambiz Foroohar, a former Bloomberg reporter, are now in their eighth safe house. “It’s at least eight,” says Foroohar. “We’ve lost count. It’s mind-blowing.” At the five-star luxury hotel in Paris where the couple are staying – by invitation of the Elysée – a strapping security guard is keeping a not-so discreet eye on Alinejad. The French police protection is only slightly less obtrusive. When the Islamic Republic is in power nobody is safe,” she says. “When the FBI came to my house one year ago and said your life is in danger, I couldn’t take it seriously. Iranians receive death threats every day. But they showed me some photos of my life, of my stepson, my husband, me inside my house, in my garden when I was watering my sunflowers … “I am not scared. I feel guilty when I talk about my personal life because people [in Iran] are being killed in the streets. Mine is just a tiny example of the brutality of this murderous regime and this is not about me. I’m just giving voice to brave Iranian women and men who are saying no to the Islamic Republic. “It’s not scary for me to get shot or killed, what is scary is seeing leaders of democratic countries shaking the hand of those who kill my people or those who want to kill me.” She says the Iranian leader, Ali Khamenei, should be treated like Vladimir Putin. “Khamenei is helping Putin … all the dictators are united so the leaders of democratic countries should be united. She is particularly furious that while railing against the west, members of the Iranian regime often seek hospital treatment in Europe and a number of their children study and live in luxury in the US. However, Alinejad reserves particular contempt for western women who bow to Iran’s hijab demands. She will not forgive Karen Pierce, the UK’s ambassador to the UN, for covering her head during a visit to Tehran in 2017. “It was such an insult to Iranian women who are getting killed for refusing the hijab. You know what an Iranian would do in this position? Say, ‘Fuck you, it’s none of your business’, but these western women go, ‘Sure I’ll cover myself, this is your culture’. “Oppressing women is not part of our culture, compulsion is not part of our culture, a barbaric law is not part of our culture. When western female politicians say the compulsory hijab is the culture of Iranian women or the women of Afghanistan, this is an insult to our nations.” Alinejad says she is not campaigning for Iran to ban the hijab, but for women and girls to have the choice of whether to wear it or not. “When I started campaigning people would ask why I was making such a fuss about a small piece of cloth. The compulsory hijab is not about a small piece of cloth. It can get you lashes, it can get you imprisonment, it can get you raped and killed.” She adds: “The compulsory hijab is like the Berlin Wall: once it falls the whole Islamic Republic will be done. That’s why the mullahs are scared. Millions of girls and women in Iran are now standing shoulder to shoulder and saying no; we are ready to die, but we won’t live with this humiliation.”
  10. Twitter can be great when used properly as can provide information and discussion ( unfortunately become too toxic ) - Elon Musk is completely destroying it. TikTok is so stupid and idiotic. All it is is people singing or acting out the latest trend ie a music song with certain movements or dopey challenges - and thinking how cool they are. That latest " Teenage dirtbag" challenge or whatever it was with celebrities joining in posting teenage photos of themselves to that song just become so mundane. I have had a look recently and found it so monotonous and repetitive.
  11. Agree totally. I am finding now too ( well in Australia at least ) the Murdoch press - paper and tv - and right wing commentators who hate everything are continually throwing the word "woke" out as an insult when they are ranting about perfectly reasonable people and issues. It has become their go to word to put down anybody that is not like them and who don't long for the days of bullying, racism and sexism that they revelled in. People who are concerned about climate change for example are called "woke" and ridiculed. The word has completely lost it's meaning and the people that use it all the time as insults don't even understand what they are ranting about !
  12. Great to read your post. Michigan has abandoned MAGA candidates big time.
  13. He is putrid. He was always going to win because he is in Florida where there is a huge hatred and mistrust of any form of so called socialism. His victory speech against the “woke” etc would not resonate with everyone in the entire country.
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