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MadeyeTheCarnaptious

@MadeyeTheCarnaptious@mastodon.scot

Scots, English, fluent Spanish and less fluent French speaking supporter of #ScottishIndependence, profoundly opposed to #Brexit.

Trying not to be carnaptious all of the time - family, friends, single malt, photography, books, travel, music, cycling and walking help keep me sane.

'Que la ignorancia no te niegue, que no trafique el mercader con lo que un pueblo quiere ser.'
(Joan Manuel Serrat)

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MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to Palestine
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Robbie Sebel, academic in International Law at the Israeli Hebrew University, based in West Jerusalem is on 'Inside Story' (Al Jazeera).

Absolutely mind boggling wilful denial of the overwhelming evidence of Israeli war crimes and genocide in . He'd better hope the programme isn't being viewed in The Hague.

ThyckHyde, to random
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#BBCLauraK just stated that there are terrible problems with the #Scottish #NHS. What's she on about - of course there are problems after 14 years of Tory mismanagement and corruption but we haven't even had strikes here unlike the rest of UK.

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@ThyckHyde

Kuenssberg confirms yet again that she's a mouthpiece for Sunak, trotting out exactly the same biased desperate anti-Scottish Government sound bites with which he defends himself at #PMQs.

This isn't journalism. It's gaslighting propaganda. Kuenssberg is another #BBC House Jock, just like Bruce.

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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@dave

The "country" he means is England. Scotland needs new Scots to progress, that will never happen under Starmer with his renewed enthusiasm for immigration controls.

Maybe he'll live up to his nickname of and actually think beyond the orbit of the M25?

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I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest that the extremist settler movement in Israel is rooted in the USA and culturally has a lot in common with US white supremacist/settler ideology—there's a reason Netanyahu is so comfortable with Republicans who dine at the Christian Nationalist table.
https://mastodon.social/@cmonagle/112462865808610948

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@WizardBear @Lassielmr @cstross

Biden is on record as a committed Zionist. He has the power to completely halt weapons shipments and financial support for the state of Israel. The US State Department ties itself in knots gaslighting the world about the culmination of 76 years of unbridled colonialism, apartheid and genocide against Palestinians. The US couldn't give a damn about international law. Please don't patronise us with any more excuses: what's happening in Palestine is an obscenity.

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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Not only is Al Jazeera shut down in Israel but its journalists have also been refused visas to cover the general elections in India.

So much for democracy and freedom of the press.

JackTheCat, to random
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Mhairi Black: Promising change is another empty pledge from Labour | The National

https://www.thenational.scot/politics/24329119.mhairi-black-promising-change-another-empty-pledge-labour/

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@JackTheCat

Most of the latest "pledges" from relate to England only, just as his latest speech didn't mention NI, Scotland or Wales once.

No matter: Starmer will renege on them within days.

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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Sunak has made it more dangerous to be "British" due to his unqualified support for the extremist genocidal state of Israel.

At the same time, he explicitly associates supporters of with extremism and authoritarian regimes like North Korea.

We simply can't win in this "union". We're not citizens; we're targets.

Just ask Ruth Davidson.

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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"SNP MSPs have been the main target of abusive comments online compared to other parties over the last nine months, a Scottish Parliament monitoring service has found.

"Lynsey Hamill, the Parliament’s Director of Operations and Digital, said the findings... have been “sobering”, with racial and religious abuse cited as a “distinct trend”."

Sunak will be delighted.

https://www.thenational.scot/news/24327804.snp-msps-targeted-online-abuse-party/

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to Scotland
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" wasn’t mentioned once in [UK] Labour’s big pre-election pitch today [16/5/24].

"[Neither in] Starmer’s 2,631 word speech. Nor the hefty 5,724-word press release which included comments from the likes of Ed Milliband and Yvette Cooper.

"... neither Wales nor Northern Ireland were mentioned either."

https://www.thenational.scot/news/24325814.scotland-not-mentioned-labours-big-election-pitch/

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MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@Wen

Of course it is.

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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In his heart of hearts Alister knew he was destined to be the last Tory Governor General of Scotland.

How he longed to take his seat in the Lords!

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@Wen

As long as Scottish taxpayers don't pay for it I couldn't care less 😁

Miro_Collas, to Palestine
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Israel-Gaza war live: US completes floating pier to deliver aid to Gaza; five killed in Israeli friendly fire incident
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2024/may/16/israel-gaza-war-rafah-middle-east-floating-pier-aid-hamas-latest

So huge expense for something that could be done much more effectively via existing entry points.

Also:
"Five killed and seven wounded in Israeli friendly fire incident"


@palestine

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@Miro_Collas @palestine

Another empty gesture by the US.

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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A recent election poster for Aliança Catalana, a new far right pro-independence party in Catalunya.

Check out their logo - it looks familiar.

(Aliança Catalana stood on a xenophobic nationalist anti-immigration platform. That sounds familiar too.)

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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The Tories (both parties) and their "prototype" nuclear power stations aren't welcome in Scotland.

The arrogant vacuous waste of space "Union" Jack can get in the sea.

Scotland is a nation, not a colony.

Wen, to music
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Toyah in concert 1979

On my route to digitising my old negatives. An untouched (you can tell from the dust) photo of Toyah in concert. Taken when I was supplementing my meagre student grant (remember those?) by taking photos for a number of music papers (remember them?).

Ilford HP5 pushed hard

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@Wen

Can I ask how you're digitising them? I have loads of negatives from the 80s.

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@Wen

Thanks, I'll check it out!

AuldFoggerty, to random
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“I was threatened with arrest and manhandled for doing my job, as far as I can tell.

“I was reporting on the protesters blockading the Thales arms factory in Govan, when one aggressive officer took issue with me being there.

“The police officer in question – who appeared to have some level of authority – repeatedly refused to identify himself or explain what I had been doing to warrant an arrest."

https://www.thenational.scot/news/24322998.police-threaten-national-journalist-arrest-arms-protest/

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to Palestine
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: Demand action and accountability to end and .

"As we commemorate Day, we refuse to stand idly by as mere witnesses to injustice. We demand action, accountability, and transformative change to ensure a future of dignity, justice and liberation for the Palestinian people."

https://bdsmovement.net/Nakba76-Demand-Action-Accountability

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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It's fascinating. The sizeable pro-independence minority of c45% of the electorate in Catalunya is simply being written off and ignored by the Spanish media, along with their desire for independence.

It's like in Scotland after 18/9/14 when 45% voted to dissolve the "union". We can all see where that's ended up: the Unionist bloc has nothing left except lies, absurd slurs and threats and is targeting independence supporters as "extremists".

MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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"The Nakba: All you need to know explained in five maps and charts".

"The 1948 forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland has created the longest unresolved refugee crisis in modern history".

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-nakba-ethnic-cleansing-explained-five-maps-charts

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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@fkamiah17

I have now... 👍

MadeyeTheCarnaptious,
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MadeyeTheCarnaptious, to random
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"The real tragedy here is that the ‘change’ that Keir Starmer promises is no change at all, all he offers is the same corporate private sector bullshit repackaged and rebranded and he will do nothing to change the dysfunctional structures of Westminster upon which he depends as much as Sunak for the near absolute power both of them crave."

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