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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
Number of posts: 9,555

About Me

I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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When the leading cause of death in children is gun violence this is not a 2nd amendment issue it...

...is a public health issue

I was watching the news tonight and they were talking about the horrific stat that in the US the leading cause of death for children is gun violence. Not cancer, not traffic accidents, not tiny fingers in electrical sockets, not stranger danger, not family violence. In America - your child is more likely to die by gun violence than any other cause of childhood death. Do you know how crazy that sounds to everyone in the West? This is a public health emergency.

Oh and the pro life crowd can fuck off right off. They will happy allow the slaughter of babies as long as they have living breathing heart beat.

Sen. Chris Murphy: our kids run for their lives we do nothing? What are we doing? Why are you here?

&t=8s

Find a path forward here.

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1529224713096302592
NBC News: Senator Murphy spoke to reporters as he walked off the Senate floor, saying, "spare me the bullshit about mental illness. We don't have any more mental illness than any other country in the world."

#BREAKING: Well-Regulated Militia Opens Fire In Robb Elementary School in Uvalde TX

https://twitter.com/itsJeffTiedrich/status/1529206484218912775

#BREAKING: Well-Regulated Militia Opens Fire In Robb Elementary School in Uvalde TX; Cheap Thoughts And Useless Prayers Now Being Rushed To The Scene ... more on this soon-to-be-forgotten-and-then-repeated story as it develops ...




The absolute horror. Those poor babies. Rinse and repeat. At what point will enough be enough?

Results for the May comp posted in GD

Bow down to the lovely HAB

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216707835

Drum roll please for the winner of the May photography contest

Wonderful competition as always. The theme was "I pulled over for this shot." Grumpy Old Guy was the theme decider and he did good.

In first place is HAB911 with the splendid Main Supply Route 1, Tongil-ro (Unification Road) DMZ to Seoul, Bukhan Mountain




Number two goes to Walleye with a stunning Winter Solstice Sunset, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware


And my personal favourite that came in third, by, WiVoter with a Upnorth Wisconsin Double Rainbow composition.


I am sure that you all want to give congrats.

And to everyone that took the time to get involved and to comment, the Photography Group thanks you. Please watch out for HABS theme for next month.

Please show appreciation in your marvellous DU way in the comments! Hurrah!

These 1950s 'tips to look after your husband' are quite the read


https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2022/05/21/these-1950s-tips-to-look-after-your-husband-are-quite-the-read/

Of course. UGH.

Meanwhile a headline in the daily mail today be like...



But hey that is OK cause as the 1950's tell us:
Prepare the children.
‘Take a few minutes to wash the children’s hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair, and if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.’


Get into the kitchen and push out those puppies as the fascist theocratic state demands, if they get their way.

Far right theocratic cray cray are gong to have forced birth by any means necessary. No contraception, no sex outside marriage, forced birth in all circumstances. When are these nutters going to realise that the Handmaid Tale is not a rule book to live by? Or trying to mirror some of the controls the Taliban impose on women is not a good luck.





Oklahoma legislature just passed the strictest anti-abortion law, banning abortion at fertilization

https://twitter.com/ReallyAmerican1/status/1527406316133699585
Just In: The Oklahoma legislature passed the most strict anti-abortion law, banning abortion at fertilization.

It's not pro-life.
It's pro-control.


And a great response on the thread:

https://twitter.com/MicheleChevere1/status/1527406515308531712
...Meanwhile indeed

No more access to the morning after pill in Oklahoma then. The rest of BC is next, without a doubt.

Finals are up in GD !!!

Here's the link:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216707835

You know what I am going to say...



GOOD LUCK FINALISTS

Finals Thread of the May Photography Competition for your Delectation and Delight!

Hey Everyone

Thanks you to everyone who voted in the preliminary rounds of the May Photography contest. DU has spoken and I am as pleased as punch to present the favourite 9 piccis for you to decide the winner of this splendid competition. The winner gets to decide the theme of the next competition. This month Grumpy Old Guy decided the theme and he settled on "I pulled over for this shot."

This poll will be open for 72 hours so please spread the word. Also please do comment in the comment section, those who enter these competitions really appreciate the kindness and praise that their images inspire.

Posted in GD with permission and by convention.

So without further ado the finalists are:

Winter Solstice Sunset, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware


Main Supply Route 1, Tongil-ro (Unification Road) DMZ to Seoul, Bukhan Mountain


Yellowstone Rush Hour, Grand Loop Road


Cafe that I was passing in Saint-Remy-de-Provence! I liked the way it looked.


Glory on Gloria Avenue


Glamis Dunes near Sunset


US 19, ST PETERSBURG FL, OLD SUNSHINE SKYWAY, 1954-1980


Moving the flock-Harris Creek Road


Upnorth Wisconsin Double Rainbow

Reclaiming the beauty means the world

I messed up a bit today on numbers when posting the comp so removed my entry to accommodate, and so I am posting my entry here

When I was at home for my birthday in March, visiting the twin, we had a really lovely night away in the Mourne Mountains with friends that stretch into the far back time machine of teenage years. https://walkni.com/mourne-mountains-destination/

We were heading to my twins house the next day and had to get on the ferry across the Strangford Lough. Cold and windy, and stunning. I had to get out of the car on The Slip, Strangford to take some pictures. Based on the outstanding talent this month it is very doubtful that I would have made the finals, but I want to share it anyway, because you know loves, when you find peace and beauty, even as you are shivering with the wind from the Lough, when you can continue in life to face down lots of heart rending memories, and can still find wonder in that which is around you - that matters, I think. Reclaiming the beauty and not having to go into the archives, as I have done over the last 18 months means the world to me.

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