EYE ON THE WORLD #31

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Dr Illya Ness says: I’ve no problem with organ donation, but the proposed UK govt opt out scheme is wrong. In a free society your duties are to pay fair taxes, obey a common law, judge your peers if called & defend your country. Freedom depends on the State imposing nothing else, & has no other say in your life at all!
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Polly Ticks says: Boris Johnson. Ah, Boris – bank robbers & letterboxes. Not language I would use, but … Come on, people. Did he say you should attack burka wearers? Of course not. It’s an opinion, not incitement to violence. If you’re upset, that’s an outcome of freedom, & your outrage is degrading it.
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EYE ON THE WORLD #30

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Philip Osophy says: Fake News? All news is fake or real dependent upon the consensus you follow. This is ‘cos an event has 2 parts: the event & its interpretation. This is so ‘cos there’s only one truth. There isn’t one. If we realized this, moderation would break out, & we’d live happily ever after.
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Pappa Razzi says: Are you male? Do you starve & exercise for your six pack? Are you female? Do implants give you the ‘perfect’ (?) two pack? (It’s a power thing & ain’t sexy at all). You are all ridiculous. Over indulgence on image destroys you &, most importantly, others who try to compete.
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EYE ON THE WORLD #29

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: Brexit no deal. Food shortages coming? Rubbish! Yes, the UK produces only 60% of its food, but how much does it produce for the EU? Keep it in the UK. Add the obvious panic buying in preparation of a no deal and our farms will thrive. The EU has nothing to fear but the EU itself.
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Dr Illya Ness says: Permanent Vegetative State – if family and doctors agree, no need to go to court to withdraw nourishment in UK. No, no, no! If the state kills there must be legal process! Have these idiots never read philosophy? They are looking over the hill and missing the slippery slope.
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Guru Tony says: 1 in 4 UK kids have language problems holding them back. Now seen as a problem, yet it was always so. Society used to provide for them as they grew up, with non-skilled local jobs & entertainment. It’s all gone now, taking away their identity & causing most social problems today.
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EYE ON THE WORLD #28

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Guru Tony says: In response to defacing of Kipling’s plaque of the poem, If: If contrary opinion makes you squeal; If revisionist history is your dream; If stamping others’ freedom’s your mode of play; If victimhood’s your given way; You’ll be a snowflake, my human
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Pappa Razzi says: Trolls. Fake news. How to stop it. Well, forget the UK govt’s proposals. It can be sorted with one measure. Make social media users globally re-register with their real names, and encrypted proof available via warrant. Pseudonyms are increasingly the preserve of the coward. Note: My real name always appears as poster when I use my jokey names.
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EYE ON THE WORLD #27

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: Brexit Deal. If correct: out of Single Market & Customs Union; link broken to ECJ. Rule parity on goods/agri (meaning no Irish border), leaving UK free for services & global deals. New rules need Parliamentary approval, giving UK get-out clause. If EU reject, UK must walk.
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Pappa Razzi says: Chequers – Operation Save Boris Johnson went well. PM threatened to sack him? Pics of angry Boris in car we can’t see inside, & suggested argument on terrace in perfect sniper distance? Yeah, right! Boris begrudgingly did the right thing? Theresa & Boris – the new Eric & Ernie.
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EYE ON THE WORLD #26

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: USA & immigration – a simple reason for their problem. America meddled in Latin America to keep Communists out of their backyard by supporting Right Wing Juntas that bled those countries dry. Admit a bit of responsibility!
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Philip Osophy says: Airbus says it may pull out of UK following no deal Brexit, threatening over 100,000 jobs. Remember this, folks: the true face of Big Biz – bullying and anti-democratic. I look forward to UK’s new, Green-based, industrial revolution without them.
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EYE ON THE WORLD #25

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: So Kim Jong-un wasn’t an actor with his body packed with explosives. He really means peace (?). I hope so, but a word of caution. Best to see North Korea as a cult rather than a country. And unpredictability rules.
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Major de Ranger says: I like Donald Trump. He’s shaken up the world, forced it out of its smug globalization complacency and is getting results (?). But always be cautious of him. If he gets his instinct wrong, it could all go Bang! But – so far so good.
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Guru Tony says: One depressing point about the Singapore Summit – it confirms power only listens to oil or the Bomb. Want a deal? Well get building, folks! Although the guy who said bad hair days don’t work was wrong.
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RATTLER’S TALE #7

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Knight hides in armour
While peasants are hacked to death
Battle was hell then

CONFIRMATION: The surgeon confirmed the lady had a donor for her heart transplant. Beside her, unseen, the other lady thought: about time I was turned off. Places to go, dead friends to see … living enemies to haunt …

Blogger Bard says:
Love this craft of mine
The writer plots, weaves, deceives
Crafty tales are best

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RATTLER’S TALE #6

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Environ-mental
We abuse our habitat
Call planet a friend

KIND: He was always kind to his own kind; kill any other kind who threatened them. Nature acted in kind. His gene pool became so depleted, soon there were none of his kind left at all. Which was poetic, in a kind of way.

Harry Fang says:
My shroud is total
My memories, thoughts and life
Essence of your death

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EYE ON THE WORLD #24

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: No agreement in Northern Ireland. Of course not! It’ll last ’til border sorted. Then they’ll blame govt if it goes wrong.
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Dr Illya Ness says: Trauma (ITV) perfectly portrayed the attitude of too many doctors. If we think of them as gods, they’ll have the arrogance of gods.
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