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GDR
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Message 102 of 887 (786655)
06-24-2016 11:29 AM
Reply to: Message 101 by LamarkNewAge
06-24-2016 10:56 AM


Re: Any we humans call ourselves civilized.
It must have been the right thing to do as Trump applauds the result. Now if we just have the Donald as the US pres and the Boris as the PM in Britain all will be well.
What a world.

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

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GDR
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Message 109 of 887 (786686)
06-24-2016 3:45 PM


Tribalism
The EU has been an attempt to drop the artificial boundaries between various cultures. We are now reverting back to us and them, or basic tribalism instead of working co-operatively.

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

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GDR
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Message 116 of 887 (786723)
06-25-2016 10:08 PM
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06-25-2016 12:28 PM


Re: Tribalism
ringo writes:
Or... the EU was an attempt to put economics before democracy.
Maybe, but a strong economy means that people have jobs. As an aside, where democracy is concerned, it seems that most elections nowadays seems to see the majority having to vote for the candidate they dislike the least.

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

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GDR
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Message 118 of 887 (786769)
06-27-2016 2:23 AM
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06-26-2016 2:48 PM


Re: Tribalism
ringo writes:
I don't think that's true of the recent (Canadian) Federal election, or the Saskatchewan provincial election.
Certainly Brad Wall is well liked. However federally I don't think that the Canadian public were as enamoured with Trudeau as they were fed up with the Conservative negative campaign.
I do think that people are feeling more and more disconnected from government which certainly fed into what happened in Britain and what continues to happen south of us.
The point is though, that instead of working co-operatively with our neighbours we are putting up walls. Trump even goes beyond the metaphor.

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

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