emerging world leader??

I try not to follow any politics at all, let alone those of the US, but I keep stumbling across snippets about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

If you don’t know who she is and are looking for ten minutes of entertainment-
https://www.thisisinsider.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-biography-2019-1:

Having read that, she’ll keep bobbing up. Fox news are so afraid of her they’ve mentioned her on 43 days of the last 43 in an amazing 1800 times (not my figures).

For all the vitriol, her opponents (lets just call them “the government”) to make it easy - keep taking aim and shooting themselves in the foot.

My current fave is:

She gives a rousing speech about the Green New Deal and how good it is for workers including coal miners.

She then she accepted GOP Rep Andy Barr’s invite to visit the coal-miners in his Kentucky Appalachian district; (presumably to face them down and find out just what they think)

She accepts.

He, says…“err no, you are no longer invited”.

Turns out he doesn’t actually have any coal mines in his district.

She says “well I’m coming anyway” “Luckily, we still have open borders with Kentucky, we are free to travel there. We hope to visit and have a town hall, listen to concerns of workers in Kentucky.”

Well it keeps my mind off the Aus election!

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@bitingmidge said in emerging world leader??:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Quite possibly a future president, but she won’t have an easy run. She wouldn’t be eligible to serve as president or VP until the 2025 term, which gives her another full term to make her mark. If she can survive the mud-slinging that she’s sure to attract from ‘her opponents’ she could give the place a well-needed shake up.

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If she can survive the mud-slinging

So far so good, but it’s early days - they’ve had a crack at her from everything from the way she dances to… who knows what. The interesting thing is that she’s now ditched Facebook, which was a key component of her campaign, and also whenever some mud flies (and have a look at youtube Fox reports to see how vindictive it is) her Twitter army seems to create a ridiculous meme response before she even has a chance. Good sport for us at the moment, but I’d be despairing if I was a Seppo.

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I like AOC a lot. We need more socialists to balance out this shift to neo-liberalism that has happened since Reagan.

Anyway, AOC does get a bit of mud slinging.

I wonder how much mud sticks? I suspect the audience of those shows is incapable of rational thought or perhaps even reading!

We need a few of her here though.

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Agreed. Jacinda Ardern is another strong leader with empathy for her fellow humans. I wonder why this characteristic is in such short supply.

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@bitingmidge said in emerging world leader??:

I wonder how much mud sticks? I suspect the audience of those shows is incapable of rational thought or perhaps even reading!

The presenters on Fox News don’t have the capability of rational thought.

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She’s another Al Gore. Burning fossil fuel causes hurricanes, wonder what caused Australia’s most deadly cyclone Mahina in 1899 ?

@dog said in emerging world leader??:

Agreed. Jacinda Ardern is another strong leader with empathy for her fellow humans. I wonder why this characteristic is in such short supply.
stupid bitch needs a right royal kick up the arse, the mozzies now have her under their control. Goodby freedom New Zealand you had your chance.

Compare the little outrage at hundreds of Christians, including 2 Aussies, killed in Sri Lanka to the massive outrage when 50 Mussies get killed in NZ. Something is fucked with the situation.

If you’re not seeing outrage at the attacks in Sri Lanka, you’re reading/watching the wrong media.

spot on ted . all the press in AUSTRALIA after the NZ shooting which was senseless and barbaric was based against the Australian political parties that were against open slather immigration.
I watched the Koch interview with that poor dumb Pauline where he implied that her views had caused the shooting, where is he now.
This crap in Sri Lanka has been going on for years the poor bastards have had to fight the Tamils and now the returning Isis fighters for their own country , what has happened now is the Islamic way and if you think it can never get this bad in Australia … You are Dreaming.

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@tolovar said in emerging world leader??:

She’s another Al Gore. Burning fossil fuel causes hurricanes, wonder what caused Australia’s most deadly cyclone Mahina in 1899 ?

Really? I now understand that you have absolutely no understanding at all of anthropogenic climate change. None what so ever.

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@tonto said in emerging world leader??:

@dog said in emerging world leader??:

stupid bitch needs a right royal kick up the arse, the mozzies now have her under their control. Goodby freedom New Zealand you had your chance.

In what way? How does that work?

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@tolovar said in emerging world leader??:

spot on ted . all the press in AUSTRALIA after the NZ shooting which was senseless and barbaric was based against the Australian political parties that were against open slather immigration.
I watched the Koch interview with that poor dumb Pauline where he implied that her views had caused the shooting, where is he now.
This crap in Sri Lanka has been going on for years the poor bastards have had to fight the Tamils and now the returning Isis fighters for their own country , what has happened now is the Islamic way and if you think it can never get this bad in Australia … You are Dreaming.

You and the other people who hate 1.6 million people because of the actions of a truly small percentage of the followers are just vile. You hate the people I work with every day.

The hatred you show to these people is the reason that a small, like really small percentage fights back.

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The real cause of terrorism is the War on Terror.

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I remember a time in Aus when Catholics used to talk about Prottos in the same tone you are now talking about Muslims.

What are you afraid of? That you’ve backed the wrong horse and afraid you’re not going to get a virgin of your own when you cark it? I’m completely with Dog on this - the proportion of badguys is so small that our chances of survival are fairly good.

Note that the total number of terrorist incidents in the WORLD in 2017 and Muslims are not the only perpetrators by a long shot. Note also that the total number of terrorist incidents is about one third of the number of deaths per year by gunshot in the US. Time to get a sense of perspective I think.

Really? I now understand that you have absolutely no understanding at all of anthropogenic climate change. None what so ever.'
Really and your understanding of anthropogenic climate change is based on computer models.
Computers that base their models on information fed into them , is all possible information regarding climate conditions fed into them, even Einstein said that weather could never be fully understood because of the number of variables that could never be calculated
computer models are based on the information fed into them, and any accurate information is from 1958 as far as satellite information is concerned , but a blink of the eye of the dragon.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made the connection to a cyclone because of man made changes to the climate , I pointed out that such cyclones occurred long before the present levels of pollution had occurred , you take this as I have absolutely no understanding at all of anthropogenic climate change, well I totally understand how the environment has changed but unlike you I dont believe that mankind has altered the change in climate as you , a climate alarmist do , theres a forest out there not just trees.
Still when you have your head buried in a blind belief in dodgy computer models instead of real science thats what you have to believe.

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Great Graph Did you read the introduction when you cherry picked the graph which includes
’ DATA DOES NOT INCLUDE ACTS OF STATE TERRORISM’
So Sunni or Shiite governments killing their opposites doesn’t count
It also fails to show of any acts terrorism in Syria , or sir lanka or Australia or England to name but a few, even the US 911 doesn’t rate a hiccup on that graph
As to hatred of Islamic followers once again you grip at straws , I no more hate the followers of Islam than I do the followers of the Jewish, christian , Buddhist or any other religion.
The fact and I repeat FACT that radical Muslims commit a greater number of murders in the name of their religion, ( often against other Muslims of a different sect) than any other religion, and **the fact ** that some of their religious leaders endorse this is what I do not want to see happen in this country.
Have there ever been any innocent people murdered in Australia by Muslims in the name of their Religion in the last 5 years, have there been ant terrorist attacks thwarted by Australian security services in the last 5 years and are they on the increase.
Space left for your answer…

You often quote ‘real; science’ that the increase of CO2 from man as the reason that the climate is changing yet cannot grasp that the increase of Muslim population in Australia is the cause of the increase of murders by Muslims and the increase of planned terrorist atrocities .

If you wish to call me vile because i abhor murder and indiscriminate killing and acts of terrorism in Australia then in you eyes I am vile because I do, however If you don’t then you are the vile one.

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