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JohnLoader6

@JohnLoader6@masto.ai

Old bloke living literally on the border between Wales and England. Centre left politics, member (since age 71) of Liberal Democrat UK party. Life in telecoms and computing

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ChrisMayLA6, to random
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Of course, one of the the things we all need to be considering is how to vote tactically... so here for your consideration is one guide to how to vote tactically in your constituency.

Just type in you postcode for advice (based on polling) on how you might vote tactically to get the Tories out (or if you have other priorities, how to maximise the impact of your vote under the current FPTP system)

#election #tacticalvoting

https://tactical.vote

JohnLoader6,
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ChrisMayLA6, to Health
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Is the answer to 'dental deserts' to force newly trained dentists to work for the NHS for the first years of their career (or to pay back the costs of their training)?

Well, unless Labour adopt such an approach we may never know, but the crisis in NHS dentistry might be alleviated by some form of national service requirement from dentists (alongside a better funding model!)?.

It may not be the best answer, but these are desperate times in dentistry.


https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/may/23/new-dentists-could-be-forced-to-work-in-nhs-to-tackle-englands-dental-deserts

JohnLoader6,
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@ChrisMayLA6 They need a practice still tied to NHS. It's whole practices leaving . And this company is much to blame as they are buying practices and taking them private https://www.todaysdental.co.uk/

Nonilex, to random
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A Tues evening fundraising email from ’s campaign &signed in his name arrived w/the subj, "They were authorized to shoot me!" & said of the admin, "You know they’re just itching to do the unthinkable ... Joe Biden was locked & loaded ready to take me out & put my family in danger."

Trump also wrote on TruthSocial:

"Joe Biden's DOJ, in their Illegal & UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/21/trump-mar-a-lago-raid-fbi-deadly-force/

JohnLoader6,
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@Nonilex Biden could if a President as immunity

kevinteljeur, to random
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This is addressing the elephant in the room in a number of recent fatal car accidents: https://www.thejournal.ie/seatbelt-silencers-ireland-6367290-May2024/ - Mick's Garage specifically getting called out here. If you're doing less than Amazon for buyer safety, you need to take a look at yourself.

JohnLoader6,
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@kevinteljeur On the other hand as idiots bought these there will soon be far fewer of them alive

Sherifazuhur, to sudan
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JohnLoader6,
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@Sherifazuhur @sudan because there is nothing anyone can do

Nonilex, to Israel
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paused shipments of thousands of bombs to amid rift

The admin paused the shipment of thousands of weapons to , including controversial 2k-pound bombs, amid mounting concern about the country’s plan to expand a military operation in southern that could dramatically increase the conflict’s death toll, U.S. ofcls said Tues.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/05/07/biden-delays-weapons-israel-rafah/

JohnLoader6,
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@Nonilex why not focussed on all the other armaments you send? I forgot US send dollar military aid to Israel for them to spend with US arms makers and this is an election year and those arms companies have loads of cash and their employees loads of votes. Gazans have no cash and no votes and often no lives or limbs.

JohnLoader6,
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@Nonilex I see a bolting horse, where's the open stable door?

helma, to uk
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O, the irony. 😆

"Boris Johnson turned away from polling station after forgetting ID.
New rules requiring photo ID to vote were introduced by Mr Johnson's government in the Elections Act 2022."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-68947834

JohnLoader6,
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@helma Grant Shapps turned away because he couldn't remember which name he was using

IndyRichard, to random
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Today and probably for weeks the news will be full of an endless queue of politicians and press telling the people of Scotland how we should run our affairs. The vast vast majority of these people will be English and will never have lived or worked in Scotland. Can anyone see why the desire for independence doesn't fall?
#ScottishIndependence

JohnLoader6,
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@IndyRichard Michael Gove is a Scot. Tony Blair was born in Edinburgh. Gordon Brown a Scot - all told the whole UK what to do

glynmoody, to random
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Ireland reaps €700m Brexit bonanza from customs duties - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/apr/29/ireland-reaps-700m-brexit-bonanza-from-customs-duties those benefits just keep on coming, just not for the UK...

JohnLoader6,
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@glynmoody but whilst the government gets it the citizens lose out to higher prices in Ireland. It's really a tax on the Irish for buying British goods

thiesmarsen, to Israel German
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Wie immer sehr empfehlenswert: Erica Zingers Kolumne auf @tazgetroete - diesmal über die antisemitischen Demonstrationen an der Columbia University. Tröstet ein bisserl hinweg, über das, was man in der taz sonst zum Thema manchmal lesen muss…

https://www.taz.de/!6004718

JohnLoader6,
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@jonburr @thiesmarsen @tazgetroete The PM of Israel happens to belong to a particular religion. It is him that we are anti. If he were Christian, Muslim, agnostic etc we'd still hate him

JohnLoader6,
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@thiesmarsen @jonburr @tazgetroete I want a message sent. Israelis are left in ignorance of what most of the world thinks about what they are doing. There a tiny amount of sanctions but pin pricks. I'd like El Al to be treated like Aeroflot and banned. But a loud message needs to be sent

JohnLoader6,
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@msquebanh @GhostOnTheHalfShell @jonburr @tazgetroete A war that was for politics and achieved nothing but death, destruction and long term harm to all. Kept going even when Kissinger knew it couldn't be won. Throw a few more GIs into the death pit. My father suffered what would now be called PTSD after WW2. I had to teach my young grandchildren never to touch his head even he invited them onto his lap as it had bad results

JohnLoader6,
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@GhostOnTheHalfShell @thiesmarsen @jonburr @tazgetroete And the Russians killed all those officers though they deny it and blame the Germans

rbreich, to random
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I can't believe I even have to say this, but it is not normal that the Supreme Court is taking its sweet time to decide if the president can incite an insurrection to overturn an election and maintain power. This should have been decided already. The answer is no!

JohnLoader6,
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@rbreich If Trump wins Biden could legally have him executed

Miro_Collas, to Palestine
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UN rights chief 'horrified' by mass grave reports at Gaza hospitals
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-68881325

Nothing will be done - Israel has total immunity, thanks to US support. Disgusting!


@palestine

JohnLoader6,
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@Miro_Collas @palestine UN should demand Secretary General allowed to visit in person

Nonilex, to Law
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: a little scrambly Ramone for your consideration…

(yes, w/an “e” at the end; for the band “Ramones” whose members all took the surname … Ramone. 😢 that needs to be said, I guess I’m old.)

1/3

for more Ramone, follow

I will continue [ coverage ~9AM ET Tues]

Ramone the baby squirrel tumbles from his sock momma but quickly if not coolly recovers

JohnLoader6,
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@Nonilex so Corporal Klinger can't marry

Miro_Collas, to Palestine
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West Bank: Israel investigates after volunteer paramedic killed
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-68868954

What about all of the medics murdered in Gaza by Israel?


@palestine

JohnLoader6,
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@Miro_Collas @palestine It was an accident. The soldier responsible has been told he's a naughty naughty boy. It never happened. feel free to use any of these

faab64, to Palestine

While the world is looking the other way, israel have stepped up house demolition in central and northern Gaza.

This is one of the latest videos they proudly shared.

Where on earth "defending themselves" means blowout up a whole block of residential buildings?

Video is available on telegram: t.me/newsvideofa/1922



@palestine @israel

JohnLoader6,
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@faab64 @palestine@israel@a.gup.pe Also speeded up building in East Jerusalem to stop it becoming
Palestine capital.

mondoweiss, to Palestine
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Despite hundreds of arrests, Jordanian protesters keep coming out to demonstrate in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman. They are calling for an end to Jordan's 1994 peace treaty with Israel in response to the genocide in Gaza.

https://mondoweiss.net/2024/04/jordanian-protesters-demand-ending-normalization-with-israel-despite-arrests/


@palestine @israel

JohnLoader6,
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@justicesandwich @mondoweiss @palestine @israel What I would like is Israelis to realise that to live harmoniously and in peace with neighbours you yourself have to work at being friendly.

mcc, to random
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It's amazing how much difference a six minute average time to catch a bus vs a sixteen minute average time to catch a bus makes to outright loving vs hating a public transit system

JohnLoader6,
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@mcc we have two a day.

rbreich, to random
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Office Hours: Should parents be criminally responsible for a child who kills? https://robertreich.substack.com/p/office-hours-what-responsibility?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon

JohnLoader6,
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@rbreich If they happily give the kid the weapon and don't lock it up when not being used for supervised target practice yes. in the UK of course the parents would have been locked up for even getting a gun so this is a moot point here

rbreich, to random
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According to the WaPo: “Donald Trump has privately said he could end Russia’s war in Ukraine by pressuring Ukraine to…cede Crimea and the Donbas border region to Russia.” Did we learn nothing from WWII and the danger of appeasement? Give an inch, he'll take it all.

JohnLoader6,
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@rbreich Texas is Mexican - give it back

rbreich, to random
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In the last week, Trump has compared himself to Jesus and to Nelson Mandela on account of his perceived, alleged persecution by the legal system. Who’s next, the Dalai Lama? Joan of Arc? The man has zero shame.

JohnLoader6,
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@rbreich Ethelred the Unready?

oatmeal, to random
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References [pinned thread]

JohnLoader6,
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@oatmeal @bookstodon @histodons Italy used poison gas in Ethiopia

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