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    His Family's Lived on this Remote Island for 374 Years

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    Off the shore of Maryland is a remote island where early English settlers have lived since the 16th century. Here, life moves at a different pace, the locals speak in a distinct old-world accent, and the remaining crabbers stay true to their craft. Join me on an epic adventure with Smith Island local Jerry, equipped with 374 years of family roots on the island and epic stories about a completely different America.
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    Happy Independence Day! So glad to be in this majestic and mighty land. Such freedom, spirit, space, opportunity, and beauty. Nowhere else I'd rather live, despite all the engineered cultural madness and rampant political theatrics. Yeah, even with all that, I love this place. It also doesn't hurt that Americans have consistently proven to be the kindest and most positive people I've ever met, despite mainstream media portrayals to the contrary. I am just extremely grateful to be here. Thank you God and thank you America.
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    UK’s Keir Starmer officially becomes Prime Minister,
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    An interesting turn of events for sure. I can't claim to know much about British politics besides all their revolving Prime Ministers, but while Europe is turning politically right, Britain for once is turning more on the left. Will that have any consequences in the long run?
    "The more I see, the less I know for sure." ~ John Lennon

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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    An interesting turn of events for sure. I can't claim to know much about British politics besides all their revolving Prime Ministers, but while Europe is turning politically right, Britain for once is turning more on the left. Will that have any consequences in the long run?
    Yes, an interesting turn to the left ...

    And obviously way over due in my opinion ...

    But I (and some Brit's i know) don't expect too much real change to occur. While i do expect some reform (updates) to be launched for the working class and poor - one could wonder frankly how much and where the funding will come from to do such needed change?

    While i suspect there are plenty of Neo-cons (as such) in the British system, I don't see (nor compare) them to the ever trending and growing turn towards the Right as on the European continent. Afterall it has always been an island unto itself ... (i.e.) such as its Brexit movement.

    From what I've been able to determine in my analysis of the new Labour PM Keir Starmer, he is more a centrist than a tradition British political labourist. So it is to be determined how he will lead?


    Here’s the latest in Britain’s election.

    Prime Minister Keir Starmer took office in Britain on Friday and promised a “national renewal” after his center-left Labour Party won a landslide election victory that decisively swept the Conservatives out of power but pointed to a dissatisfied and fragmented nation.

    While Labour’s more than 410 seats in Parliament ensured the party a robust majority, the breakdown of votes, and the lowest turnout in years, indicated the challenges ahead for Mr. Starmer. The BBC estimated that Labour had garnered only 35 percent of the votes nationwide, which John Curtice, a prominent polling expert, said would be “the lowest share of the vote won by any single-party majority government.”

    Just 60 percent of voters were forecast to have participated, close to a record low and a possible sign that some voters had checked out after years of political dysfunction. Smaller parties and independent candidates saw their support surge, and Reform U.K., the new anti-immigration party led by the Trump ally Nigel Farage, became Britain’s third biggest party by vote share, winning 14 percent of the vote and five seats in Parliament.

    After meeting with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, Mr. Starmer seemed to acknowledge the pressure on Labour to act fast, saying in a speech outside No. 10 Downing Street: “Our work is urgent and we begin it today.” He added that Britons had “voted decisively for change” and called on the country “to move forward together.”

    Hours earlier, the departing prime minister, Rishi Sunak, gave brief, conciliatory remarks in Downing Street, congratulating Mr. Starmer, accepting responsibility for his party’s resounding defeat and saying to voters that he had “heard your anger.” With almost all 650 races declared, the Conservatives were on course for fewer than 130 seats, the worst defeat for the party in its nearly 200-year history.

    Here’s what else to know:

    Labour’s makeover: For Mr. Starmer, a low-key lawyer who only entered Parliament in 2015, it was a remarkable vindication of his four-year project to pull the Labour Party away from the left-wing policies of his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, and rebrand it as a plausible alternative to the increasingly erratic rule of the Conservatives.

    The new government: Mr. Starmer’s cabinet has begun taking shape. Rachel Reeves became the first woman to oversee Britain’s economy as chancellor of the Exchequer. David Lammy is foreign secretary, Yvette Cooper is home secretary and John Healey is defense secretary — all carrying over the shadow roles they held in opposition. And Angela Rayner was named Britain’s deputy prime minister and secretary of state.

    Sunak’s future: Mr. Sunak said he would resign as party leader, “not immediately” but once arrangements to choose his successor were in place. He offered a robust case for his achievements in less than two years in office: cutting inflation, resolving a trade dispute with the European Union and steadying Britain’s economy.

    Right-wing ferment: Reform U.K.’s strong showing was a victory for Mr. Farage, the party’s leader and a veteran political disrupter who won a seat after failing in seven previous bids to get into Parliament. From his new perch, Mr. Farage could try to poach the remnants of the debilitated Conservatives.

    Other parties: Frustration with the two main parties was apparent in the strong showing by others. The centrist Liberal Democrats earned 71 seats, their best result in a century. And Reform U.K. was not the only smaller party to do well: the Green Party and a number of pro-Palestinian independent candidates won formerly safe Labour seats."

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    And speaking trending, this kind of activity has been occurring here in the U.S. for a while now ...

    Scammed by the fake Chinese police

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    Chinese people around the world are being targeted by an elaborate scam in which criminals pretend to be Chinese police.

    A British Chinese woman has told BBC Trending how she handed over life savings in the belief that she was paying bail in order to avoid extradition to China on fabricated criminal charges.

    Some victims are even made to fake their own kidnappings to raise more money to give to the fake police. So why are Chinese people seemingly so vulnerable to this type of crime?

    00:00 Introduction
    01:14 Scammers set a trap for Helen
    03:35 A suspicious confession
    04:48 “Pack your bags, you’ve got 24 hours”
    06:39 The victims made to fake their own kidnap
    08:30 Why are Chinese people vulnerable to these scams?
    10:15 The scamming industry
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    There's another way': 'France has shown the world
    that we can beat fascism'

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    Many of France's allies breathed a sigh of relief that the worst was averted as Marine Le Pen's far-right failed to win a snap election on Sunday but they noted that a messy coalition from a hung parliament could also pose headaches for Europe. Le Pen's National Rally (RN) had been favourite to top the polls, raising the risk of France's first far-right government since World War Two and threatening to upend economic and foreign policy in the euro zone's second-largest economy. As France unexpectedly shifts to the left, facing a hung parliament, FRANCE 24 is joined by Danièle Obono, Member of French Parliament, France Unbowed and Olivia Polski, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of human resources, member of the Socialist Party and New Popular Front.

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    Expect US to become the laughing stock of the world again once Trump gets back to the throne.

    Why America’s Global Reputation Has Collapsed


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DfNVaqV0j8
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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    Expect US to become the laughing stock of the world again once Trump gets back to the throne.

    Why America’s Global Reputation Has Collapsed


    IMO

    "It is what it is" ...


    "When someone says "It is what it is," it's often an expression of frustration or resigned
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    * It's usually used to answer a question that cannot be adequately answered.
    * It can also be used to justify or acknowledge the reality of one's circumstances."
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    "It is what it is" ...

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    Jon Stewart Examines Biden’s Future Amidst
    Calls For Him to Drop Out | The Daily Show



    Jon Stewart has some concerns in the aftermath of Joe Biden’s debate performance. Jon digs into the backlash to America’s bed-wetting panic over Biden’s incoherence, some of the president’s recent slip-ups, the future of the Democratic candidate, and Biden’s promise in an ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos to give “fighting fascism” his all.

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    The Mystery of the Vanishing Undersea Cable

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    In 2021, a research cable off the coast of Norway was severed. It may have been accidentally snagged by a fishing vessel, but analysts allege it may be part of a wider pattern of Russian sabotage.
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    New Rule: Bye Bye Biden | Real Time with Bill Maher

    The issue with President Biden isn’t if he will be replaced - it's who will replace him.
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    "I'm Joe Biden and I forgot this message."


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