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Why are people complaining about Russian interference in US elections

when US governments tried to kill Fidel several times. Interference is interference

I loved Fidel

He was a great neighbor and he stood up to the global bully
Rest my brother - we'll judge the education level, the healthcare achievements and your role in destroying apartheid in Africa. Thanks for the doctors, nurses, scholarships and your genuine desire for hemispheric independence. You were loved.

I am watching BBC and local TV for objective coverage.

Groper Don the Con the king of poop


So then is Groper Don the Con going to hire



Read this from start to finish - it's that good

Leonard Cohenís recent death meant a lot to him. His first experience of Cohenís music was someone giving him a copy of his track ĎLast Yearís Mení, at a time when Zephaniah rarely listened to music by white people.

"The same thing happened with Bob Dylan, with his song about a black boxer ['Hurricane']. And I thought Ďmy gosh, this white Jewish guy is writing about a black guy who was wrongfully imprisoned'. And it might sound naive but at the time I was like, Ďwhite people care about us!'."

One of the most poignant things Zephaniah remembers about Cohen was an interview where he spoke about splitting rhymes, and noted that the people who were doing that best at the time were rappers and hip hop artists.

"And I thought that was very great of him just because he noticedÖ thereís a kind of intellectual type that complains and says people arenít engaging in poetry like they used to.

Zephaniah has been put off mainstream politics of late - and what that political system delivers to the public - after recent events in Britain and in the US.

"Youíve got a lot of people who donít understand politics themselves... so when someone similar comes along and starts blaming the blacks, the Mexicans, the lesbiansÖ youíre gonna vote for them."

"I think the bottom line isÖ Trump does not know much about politics," he adds, becoming more specific. "He can shout slogans and have ideas like the man in the pub - someone who doesn't think about politics unless itís over a pint at the weekend. But he doesn't really know what heís doing.

"Sometimes people say to me, why donít you get involved in politics properly? And I say absolutely not - Iím an artist, and when you go into political office, the reality is that you have staff andÖ itís different from campaigning.

Since the EU referendum, Zephaniah says that he has experienced the kind of racism that he hadnít since the 80s - an incident where, days after Britain voted to leave the EU, a man driving past shouted: "The Europeans are going and youíre next n****r."

And itís troubling to watch the documentary that he made 11 months ago, where he speaks about Enoch Powell and the National Front. Because you realise that the rhetoric they used sounds awfully similar to certain politicians today.

Magnitude 7 earthquake strikes off El Salvador

A MASSIVE earthquake has hit off El Salvador and a tsunami alert covering 300km of Central American coastline has been issued.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake, which hit at 12.43pm local time (5.43am AEST) was centred 149km southwest of Puerto El Triunfo, at a depth of 33km.

Puerto El Triunfo is located about 80km southeast of the capital San Salvador.

The tsunami threat has passed

ROFL - Usain Bolt drops the mic on James Corden


Happy Thanksgiving!

Cat 2 Hurricane Otto - spare a thought for the folks in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

This latest in the season of all recorded hurricanes is moving very slowly so expect flooding and landslides

Do DUers understand the meaning of 2million more votes?

This has never happened in history - something serious went on here

Poor Nickki Haley is sooooooooooooo screwed

I almost feel sorry for her
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