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(Guardian)   Right-wing attacks on lifeboat charity for trying to save the lives of asylum seekers have been so successful they've helped it to its best fundraising year ever   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2022-01-02 8:50:19 AM  
Sort of like how these kind and compassionate souls find water caches in the desert and dump them out, because dead women and children please their God apparently.
 
2022-01-02 9:41:03 AM  
England should build a wall
 
2022-01-02 9:51:35 AM  

johnny_vegas: England should build a wall


And the ones they have are in horrible disrepair.

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2022-01-02 9:57:14 AM  
Do conservatives want some kind of checks before the lifeboat people save people from drowning?


Conservatives, pure scum no matter where they may be

 
2022-01-02 10:48:40 AM  
Pro-lifers!

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2022-01-02 10:49:45 AM  
individuals such as Nigel Farage and elements of the media, who have called the charity "woke" for fulfilling its humanitarian mission to save lives at sea.


"Everything I don't like is "woke".

 
2022-01-02 10:49:59 AM  
Right-wing attacks...

The beginning of every news story since Reagan.
 
2022-01-02 10:50:47 AM  
Getting pleasure out of being vindictive is just distilled evil.
 
2022-01-02 10:53:19 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Getting pleasure out of being vindictive is just distilled evil.


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2022-01-02 10:53:30 AM  
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2022-01-02 10:55:07 AM  

Diogenes: johnny_vegas: England should build a wall

And the ones they have are in horrible disrepair.

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Indeed, this time to keep the Welsh out.
 
2022-01-02 10:57:43 AM  

Gubbo: Do conservatives want some kind of checks before the lifeboat people save people from drowning?
Conservatives, pure scum no matter where they may be


Yes, the wealthy want direct taxpayer funded bribes prior to caring about something, even though all the new money they get will just be hoarded. Though there are instances where they will still oppose the good thing, but still demand the bribe because it will make them feel better.
 
2022-01-02 10:57:50 AM  
You know what the best part is? Immigrants actually create jobs by immigrating and make the economy that they immigrate to grow.
 
2022-01-02 11:02:02 AM  

iheartscotch: You know what the best part is? Immigrants actually create jobs by immigrating and make the economy that they immigrate to grow.


But to people who oppose that just simply want economic purity, and only want to use a filtering process to make sure the immigrants approved are oKKK for living within the country.
 
2022-01-02 11:02:34 AM  
"Channel crossings have become one of the most politicised issues in British politics, with the home secretary, Priti Patel, staking her reputation on making the route "unviable" yet unable to prevent almost 28,000 people arriving in small boats in 2021, compared with just over 8,400 the previous year."

When Britain was a part of the EU the majority of asylum seekers and refugees applied for entry to the UK in France at the UK immigration processing centre in Coquelles. After that was closed the centre was put in Ashford in Kent, the other side of the Channel. Can anyone see a link between leaving the EU and an increase in boat traffic?

The braying ninnies that howl about it brought it on themselves.

We even have a Church of England/Protestant hymn about saving lives at sea. Like they can relate to such a thing...

Eternal Father strong to save
Youtube bDjwUzUnNpU

 
2022-01-02 11:05:49 AM  

Diogenes: johnny_vegas: England should build a wall

And the ones they have are in horrible disrepair.

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2022-01-02 11:08:40 AM  

Cache: Right-wing attacks...

The beginning of every news story since Reagan.


Goldwater.
 
2022-01-02 11:10:57 AM  
Maine Family Planning has had a similar experience, turned down federal money that came with a gag rule, so private donations have been bigger than the federal money.
 
2022-01-02 11:18:31 AM  

Fart_Machine: individuals such as Nigel Farage and elements of the media, who have called the charity "woke" for fulfilling its humanitarian mission to save lives at sea.
"Everything I don't like is "woke".


But remember, Farage isn't racist.
 
2022-01-02 11:27:37 AM  

hubiestubert: Sort of like how these kind and compassionate souls find water caches in the desert and dump them out, because dead women and children please their God apparently.


41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'
44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'
45"He will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'
46"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

BTW, does anyone know which translation is most popular among American god-botherers?  i.e., should I be quoting this from the NIV, the RSV, or something else?  Yeah, I have seen the "If it's not the King James it's wrong" bumper stickers, but I think they're in the minority.
 
2022-01-02 11:29:29 AM  
LOL I've donated to them before, based on Brexiteer hate on Twitter.


//Something else the Brexiteers are going crazy about: lack of low wage eastern Europeans has caused the UK government to loosen limitations on Indian immigration. Read the comments if you dare:


 
2022-01-02 11:31:22 AM  
Founded in 1824, the UK's network of volunteer lifeboats has been inundated with donations and messages of support after high-profile attacks from individuals such as Nigel Farage and elements of the media, who have called the charity "woke" for fulfilling its humanitarian mission to save lives at sea.

If you ever hear anyone say something like this, ask them to say it again, very slowly, and listen to what they just said. Then ask them if they still agree with what they just said.

If they do, walk away from them and never ever speak to them again.
 
2022-01-02 11:37:26 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Founded in 1824, the UK's network of volunteer lifeboats has been inundated with donations and messages of support after high-profile attacks from individuals such as Nigel Farage and elements of the media, who have called the charity "woke" for fulfilling its humanitarian mission to save lives at sea.

If you ever hear anyone say something like this, ask them to say it again, very slowly, and listen to what they just said. Then ask them if they still agree with what they just said.

If they do, walk away from them and never ever speak to them again.


The RNLI woke since 1824.
 
2022-01-02 12:09:55 PM  
And supporters of Farage, who led the gammon outrage about the RNLI, are pissed off that he again wasn't awarded a gong (for what I know not) in the Queen's new year's honours list.
 
2022-01-02 12:13:19 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Getting pleasure out of being vindictive is just distilled evil.


What, you'd prefer the diluted stuff?  Like the Coors Light of evil?  No!  You want rock solid 80 proof evil.  Why would you be vindictive if not for the pleasure?
 
2022-01-02 12:19:08 PM  

ukexpat: And supporters of Farage, who led the gammon outrage about the RNLI, are pissed off that he again wasn't awarded a gong (for what I know not) in the Queen's new year's honours list.


Maybe he should get a CBE.

Coont of the British Empire.

 
2022-01-02 12:27:42 PM  
And suddenly all lives don't matter anymore, eh?
 
2022-01-02 12:29:48 PM  

ukexpat: And supporters of Farage, who led the gammon outrage about the RNLI, are pissed off that he again wasn't awarded a gong (for what I know not) in the Queen's new year's honours list.


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2022-01-02 12:59:14 PM  

dionysusaur: Cache: Right-wing attacks...

The beginning of every news story since Reagan.

Goldwater.


The beginning of time.  Go back to some historical newspapers and read the op-ed pages.  Nothing has changed.  Even the language used hasn't changed.  If you are a RW 'journalist' and need to make your deadline, just use the current 'other' and add in a bunch of spelling errors and you are good to go.
 
2022-01-02 1:48:00 PM  

hubiestubert: Sort of like how these kind and compassionate souls find water caches in the desert and dump them out, because dead women and children please their God apparently.


If there is an hell, it will be filled with people like Nigel Farage who called the volunteers "woke" for daring to save the lives of asylum seekers.
 
2022-01-02 2:27:49 PM  

10Speed: Fart_Machine: individuals such as Nigel Farage and elements of the media, who have called the charity "woke" for fulfilling its humanitarian mission to save lives at sea.

"Everything I don't like is "woke".

Seriously, and what is it with "woke" as an insut anyway. It's like using "SJW" as an insult--"Oh, look at those assholes over there, caring about other people like they're humans or something." And this coming from people who are likely to identify themselves as super-duper Christians.


It triggers all the perfect rage convulsions in these people.  Sounds vaguely "urban" and "left", makes them feel attacked!! Just for being white!!  Or something along those lines.


So, more of their angry performative scuffles with the straw-men they built while they angrily stare at the rest of us like we're the aggressors.

 
2022-01-02 2:51:54 PM  

Gpzjock: "Channel crossings have become one of the most politicised issues in British politics, with the home secretary, Priti Patel, staking her reputation on making the route "unviable" yet unable to prevent almost 28,000 people arriving in small boats in 2021, compared with just over 8,400 the previous year."
When Britain was a part of the EU the majority of asylum seekers and refugees applied for entry to the UK in France at the UK immigration processing centre in Coquelles. After that was closed the centre was put in Ashford in Kent, the other side of the Channel. Can anyone see a link between leaving the EU and an increase in boat traffic?
The braying ninnies that howl about it brought it on themselves.
We even have a Church of England/Protestant hymn about saving lives at sea. Like they can relate to such a thing...
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bDjwUzUnNpU]


The best part?  There is an agreement amongst EU countries that Asylum seekers arriving in a country can be sent to the country where they actually entered the EU to have their application processed.

One of the "Benefits" (ahahaha) of Brexit is that we can no longer do that, so even if an Asylum seeker first arrived in Greece, then travelled through Croatio or Austia and Germany and France all the way to England, we now have to process them ourselves.

Leaving the EU which was supposed to be about controlling our borders, has actually made it easier for Asylum seekers to stay here.

(Which, BTW, I have no issue with because genuine Asylum seekers should be welcomed by any civilised country, but its amusingly upsetting to the brexit Gammons.)
 
2022-01-02 3:40:11 PM  

Mayhem_2006: Gpzjock: "Channel crossings have become one of the most politicised issues in British politics, with the home secretary, Priti Patel, staking her reputation on making the route "unviable" yet unable to prevent almost 28,000 people arriving in small boats in 2021, compared with just over 8,400 the previous year."
When Britain was a part of the EU the majority of asylum seekers and refugees applied for entry to the UK in France at the UK immigration processing centre in Coquelles. After that was closed the centre was put in Ashford in Kent, the other side of the Channel. Can anyone see a link between leaving the EU and an increase in boat traffic?
The braying ninnies that howl about it brought it on themselves.
We even have a Church of England/Protestant hymn about saving lives at sea. Like they can relate to such a thing...
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bDjwUzUnNpU]

The best part?  There is an agreement amongst EU countries that Asylum seekers arriving in a country can be sent to the country where they actually entered the EU to have their application processed.

One of the "Benefits" (ahahaha) of Brexit is that we can no longer do that, so even if an Asylum seeker first arrived in Greece, then travelled through Croatio or Austia and Germany and France all the way to England, we now have to process them ourselves.

Leaving the EU which was supposed to be about controlling our borders, has actually made it easier for Asylum seekers to stay here.

(Which, BTW, I have no issue with because genuine Asylum seekers should be welcomed by any civilised country, but its amusingly upsetting to the brexit Gammons.)


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