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Signs of Hope – A continuing series – Week 16 April 20, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?

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1. EWI - April 20, 2017

I see that North Korea has just made Trump look like, well, a chump.

How exactly does a US administration lose track of a carrier battle group?

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2. oconnorlysaght - April 20, 2017

Amid all prospects of doom in the planned UK general election, at least George Osborne is retiring from Westminster.

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3. fergal - April 20, 2017

Something happening in France? Melenchon on 18-19% not too far behind Le Pen and Macron. Is this the next one the pollsters get wrong? Le Pen doesn’t make it through to the second round…but Melenchon does!

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4. paulculloty82 - April 20, 2017

Even regionally, Le Pen is losing ground, with Macron overtaking her in Normandy, and narrowing the gap in Occitania. Mélenchon leads in Aquitaine (incorporating Limousin and Poitou):

https://mobile.twitter.com/visactu/status/855060592624889856

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_for_the_French_presidential_election%2C_2017

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5. Aonrud ⚘ - April 21, 2017

The first coal-free day in Britain since the Industrial Revolution.

Admittedly, it’s hard to feel too hopeful about the overall climate change picture, but this is surely a good sign.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/21/britain-set-for-first-coal-free-day-since-the-industrial-revolution

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6. sonofstan - April 21, 2017

So Momentum have a slogan:
‘Let’s make June the end of May’

top marks

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Aonrud ⚘ - April 21, 2017

🙂

I think it was Broadsheet.ie had the excellent headline, “May Poll in June”.

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