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Offline Peter D.

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« Reply #1725 on: February 15, 2019, 01:54:52 PM »
I was actually a little curious about that. I got both alerts on my phone but I was then talking to someone, also with a phone, who had no idea what I was talking about. Was it only on some phones? Did you need to have the volume on?

I have an older phone and didn't get any alerts.  My wife had her phone off so we didn't hear it from hers either. 

I can see why it scares the crap out of people though.

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« Reply #1726 on: February 15, 2019, 06:18:28 PM »
And it wasn't just complaints on social media, there were actually people calling 911 to complain about the amber alert.

I genuinely want to take a 6 foot tall cactus and shove it up the ass of everyone complaining about this.

I'll happily accept an Amber alert going off every hour of the night if it means these children have a chance of survival.

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« Reply #1727 on: February 15, 2019, 06:22:19 PM »
And it wasn't just complaints on social media, there were actually people calling 911 to complain about the amber alert.

I genuinely want to take a 6 foot tall cactus and shove it up the ass of everyone complaining about this.

I'll happily accept an Amber alert going off every hour of the night if it means these children have a chance of survival.

Selfish pieces of garbage.

Just said to my Wife, they could run through our backyard at 3 am to try to save someone every night if they want. Her answer was, yeah be awaken for 20 minutes so someone gets the chance to wake again.

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« Reply #1728 on: February 16, 2019, 06:39:09 PM »
Amid all of the complaints about and of Amber Alert (s), it was credited for leading police to the eventual apprehension of the the girl's killer -- her father.   Such an heartbreaking outcome.

Police had a message about all of this:

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« Reply #1729 on: Yesterday at 08:06:02 PM »

Pretty shocking to see that Brexit(and, to some extent, issues with antisemitism) has led to the splintering of the Labour party in the UK. As a Left-Wing Jewish person with deep ties to the UK it is a very sorry state of affairs.
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« Reply #1730 on: Today at 04:18:04 AM »

Pretty shocking to see that Brexit(and, to some extent, issues with antisemitism) has led to the splintering of the Labour party in the UK. As a Left-Wing Jewish person with deep ties to the UK it is a very sorry state of affairs.

The rumour mill are that there will be more to follow from Labour, but also some from the Tories. It could be the start of a new centrist party which is needed while Labour and the Conservatives seem to be lurching to the more extreme ends of the left and right
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« Reply #1731 on: Today at 07:11:54 AM »
And there we go, 1 more Labour and the first 3 Conservatives. They are now the equal 3rd biggest party in the UK House of Commons and have almost wiped out the majority given to the Conservatives by the DUP
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« Reply #1732 on: Today at 08:44:17 AM »

Pretty shocking to see that Brexit(and, to some extent, issues with antisemitism) has led to the splintering of the Labour party in the UK. As a Left-Wing Jewish person with deep ties to the UK it is a very sorry state of affairs.

The rumour mill are that there will be more to follow from Labour, but also some from the Tories. It could be the start of a new centrist party which is needed while Labour and the Conservatives seem to be lurching to the more extreme ends of the left and right

Yeah, except that sort of is why it bums me out so much. I'm not a centrist. I don't think I'm extreme but I'm generally fine with a far more socialized capitalist society where certain important industries are nationalized. So I have no problem with the economic policies advanced by Labour, I just can't get around the fact that I think they've become institutionally antisemitic.
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« Reply #1733 on: Today at 01:47:03 PM »
Yes, that's very fair. I've obviously been more intrigued by the ramifications for firstly Brexit but also how this might impact future Westminster elections but obviously one of the key reasons has been the anti semitism. Corbyn has been a very poor leader and has a pretty chequered past anyway when it comes to who he has aligned himself with.

That, the anti semitism and his own personal views on brexit have led Labour to completely miss an open goal when it comes to destroying one of the worst governments I've seen
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« Reply #1733 on: Today at 01:47:03 PM »