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General Comments / So the POTSUS gets to swear on national TV now
« on: February 06, 2020, 03:57:38 PM »
So do his critics. Are we all still going to be censored? (Obviously tongue in cheek lol.)

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General Comments / British elections!
« on: December 10, 2019, 06:47:31 PM »
So we're having elections this side of the pond. Boris Johnson is gonna win despite being a dick.

I would totally vote Lib Dem however despite the historical record of my district being Labour I'm not comfortable leaving it in the hands of people who would vote for economic suicide. Which, you know, they did. Direct democracy sucks ass. Labour it is.

Unless they actually managed to get young voters to really buy in, it'll he a Tory government. God help us all.

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General Comments / Roy Moore can't take a hint.
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:01:00 PM »
Our favourite ephebophile has decided that he got done wrong in the last election and he's going to do it right this time.

Lol even Trump JR can't rationalise a way into backing this.

Some of my favourite quotes.

"You've seen one Roy Moore Senate campaign, you've seen the mall."

"Roy Moore doesn't want to be judged by things he did when his girlfriends were 16."

"Keep in mind that the Alabama Senate race is still young, which is why Roy Moore is still interested."

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General Comments / The UK's John Stewart
« on: April 18, 2019, 03:34:23 PM »
Check this out.

https://youtu.be/5Hrn6vnOjRs

He's unabashedly liberal, but more then willing to call the left out on their BS. Look through the videos on his channel. He'sgreat.

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General Comments / Yemen
« on: April 11, 2019, 11:22:19 AM »
I feel I brought up some substantial issues the other night about Yemen.

We can blame Obama for starting it, and Trump for continuing it. It feels fun for the whole family.

I could be mistaken but I've had a glance through. Doesn't look like anyone is discussing it.

Lotta kids dying every day from starvation through a blockade that is enforced/enabled by US/Western support. Why aren't we protesting against this?

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General Comments / Left eating it's own
« on: February 21, 2019, 05:30:35 PM »
Bernie Sanders has just announced, and reactions have been mixed.

I want to cry.  Honestly.

We get a guy who has stood up against bull*censored* foreign wars and money in politics for 35 years. Has been a staunch proponent of the same policies that turned Scandinavia and it's countries into third world nations.

He doesn't talk about black people enough.  He talks about a rising tide raising all ships. He acknowledges that poor white people are actually a thing and deserving to be listened to and somehow that's a bad thing.

It's gonna be 2016 all over again. I'm as liberal as anyone here and I am sick and tired of the race game.

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Originally, Senators were supposed to be a counterweight against the hordes of idiotic, uninformed voters.

The State governments would choose people who they trusted to be intelligent. Successful merchants, scientists, respected clergy, whatever.

The 17th amendment changed this so Senators were voted in directly by the people. They then brought in the 60 rule, just so the Senate wasn't subject to the tyranny of the mob.

On a pragmatic level, I shudder to think at who the majority R state  governments would choose as Senators. On an idealistic level, there really does need to be a level of government removed from Trumptards or even, if you're looking at this from the other side, citizens who agreed with everything that Obama did simply because he's black.

You remove the 60 rule, the Senate becomes exactly the same as the House, and it becomes meaningless.

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General Comments / Liberals have lost
« on: June 29, 2018, 03:04:35 PM »
It's done.

Kennedy could be depended upon to stand up against the most egregious BS, but he's gone. What is life going to be like in an R SC environment?

They'll make abortion rights up to the states. So you'll have lots of women desperately trying to cross state lines. They will die or, they'll have a kid that they dont want, or they'll leave their children in a foster system that sucks ass because Republicans only care about children before they're born.

If you're gay? Well, your marriage isn't valid anymore. Deal with it, pussy.

And all the rest. Christ, our curent court has allowed companies to flat out bribe politicians with money aND declare that "free speech=money," can anyone carr to guess what the next unbelievable thing they'll agree with will be?

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General Comments / The new Cold War
« on: March 15, 2018, 05:08:34 PM »
I mentioned this in a post a few days back, but Russia committed a chemical weapons attack against a UK civilian population.

The spy in question, his daughter, and a policeman on the scene were critically injured. What isn't thrown in the headlines as much is that approximately 20 other civilians were also injured.

In a nerve gas attack.

On UK soil.

This is a really big deal. Putin has been pushing the boundaries for the past few years. Annexing part of Ukraine, the troll farms, and now this. Has he finally gone too far? Even the Trump administration has had to join with other NATO countries condemning this.

What do you all think will be the repercussions over this? How will Putin react if the sanctions cut too deep against the Russian oligarchy?

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General Comments / The accused
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:30:44 AM »
Here in the UK we recently had a liberal politician commit suicide after allegations.

It's brought up some interesting discussions. The most interesting being that if an accusation is made, the alleged perpetrator has his name formally withheld from the public until he is found guilty - in criminal or civil court.


I have to say, I'm entirely on board with this. The state of the media nowadays, even if someone is found non guilty, the stigma of an accused assault will be stuck to them. The press often prejudges. That accusation against George Takei, it was decades ago with no corroborating evidence. Yet his name had been smeared through the mud.

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General Comments / Current populations
« on: July 16, 2017, 03:24:22 PM »
I've read a few interesting articles lately, and they've made some decent points.

Mostly, about how religious zealots (Orthodox Jews, Muslims, Mormons and other Christian sects) really focus on pumping out as many children as they can.

Whilst secular peeps sit there responsibly and decide to just have two or three children.

My question is are we facing a backlash in the next generation or two? Maybe not in the States, but in Europe?

Democracy is the best system possible but I see it returning us to the 1600s if the churchophiles *censored* out more kids then the reasonable people.

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General Comments / North Korea
« on: April 16, 2017, 10:02:12 AM »
Why are we letting them get away with this *censored*?

The concentration camps are literally there to be seen on Google maps. Okay, they're not attacking a religious or racial minority, but millions have been killed and will be killed.

Let me put it it this way. When the regime is overthrown, the massive death camps and graves dug up, how will you explain to your grandkids that you just looked the other way?

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General Comments / Public vs private infrastructure
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:18:17 AM »
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/tennessee-could-give-taxpayers-americas-fastest-internet-for-free-but-it-will-give-comcast-and-atandt-dollar45-million-instead

The public company was stopped from expanding to rural areas due to a law that was lobbied for by cable companies.

They were offering to build this infrastructure with cash on hand and private loans - not a penny in government funds.

Their service was 10 times faster then the private lines.

So the government decided to give 45 mil of taxpayer money to AT&T and Comcast to build the infrastructure.

This is rank insanity.

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General Comments / UK, Brexit, and and the House of Lords
« on: March 08, 2017, 02:47:42 PM »
So last summer the UK had a mini Trump phenomenon. A bunch of pro business right wingers lied their asses off to the electorate, and a bunch of idiot voters voted to leave the EU without doing the slightest bit of research or fact checking. As an example of this, Cornwall gets a whole bunch of funds directly from the EU. Cornwall voted to leave. Immediately after the vote, you had Cornwall citizens asking if they were still going to get those EU funds.

*Dumbas$es.*

But in the past week or so I've seen the House of Lords push back a little against the government. They've refused to endorse the Parliament bill that allows to the PM to do whatever she pleases regarding Brexit. They've added riders requiring Parliamentary approval of whatever deal she makes. And it is so...refreshing.

Theresa May was against Brexit but now she is hard line "Europe can go *censored* itself." Because the Conservative party have identified that that kind of sentiment can win it elections by appealing to the uneducated and ignorant masses. The EU *will* consolidate, and whilst it will probably never be in the same breath as the US, Russia, or China, it will still be a world power.

The British people just voted themselves into the place of Cuba because they suffered grand delusions that Victoria's fat ass was still on the throne and Britain still had an Empire. Don't worry, America, we have the same problem here of old white people thinking it's fifty years ago and voting accordingly.

 In 25 or 30 years, we'll limply go back begging to be allowed to rejoin, and when we do, we won't have anywhere near the power or influence that we could have.

It's given me a new outlook. The Trump vote and the Brexit vote have cemented in my mind that in today's world social media and media in general have allowed the ignorant to be manipulated en masse. And I truly appreciate now the intent behind the Founder's view of the Senate. That these people would not be beholden to the whims of the ignorant electorate, but would be intelligent and proven people who could make decisions without worrying about Joe Six Pack. Kind of like how the Supreme Court works. I wish they'd stayed that way.

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General Comments / Russia
« on: February 25, 2017, 01:23:51 PM »
Darrel Issa is now saying that there should be a special prosecutor for Russian based misdoings.

Who here would like to explain how this is unfair but three+ years of Benghazi investigations were cool?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37595047

Transcripts of Clinton Wall Street speeches.

In a shocking turn of events, Clinton thinks we really need to listen to the bankers on how to fix their industry.

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General Comments / Gary Johnson's faux pas
« on: September 08, 2016, 02:50:29 PM »
So Gary Johnson had a brain fart this morning. He either forgot or never knew the importance of Aleppo.

That's pretty bad, and yet.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/no-excuse-johnson-says-if-voters-disqualify-him-over-aleppo-flop-so-be-it/

He owned it. He didn't blame his opponents. He didn't blame the media. He didn't just ignore the questions about it to attack his opponents.

This is the kind of difference that Bernie brought to the campaign, and it is a complete 180 to how Clinton and Trump act when they're caught out on their mistakes.

I really don't know if this is the dawn of a new political era. Where the Internet and social media makes it so politicians have to act differently. But I really, truly hope so. Gary Johnson is a man who I disagree quite a lot on in regards to policy positions, but the way in which he runs his campaign,  in much the same way conservatives respected Sanders while disagreeing with his message, gives me some small sliver of hope for the future.

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General Comments / Woman wants to sue her parents over faith healing
« on: April 19, 2016, 10:17:10 PM »
http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-sick-young-woman-wants-to-see-parents-prosecuted-for-choosing-prayer-over-medicine/

Good for her. I seriously doubt the legislation will pass, because Idaho is a red state and red states tend to believe that it's okay to hurt other people if your religion tells you to.

It seriously grinds my gears that children are constantly dying because their parents are nutjobs who prefer prayer over a doctor.

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General Comments / The Brexit
« on: April 16, 2016, 02:04:01 PM »
So June 23rd is fixing to be the biggest referendum I've ever participated in; a yes or no vote as to whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union.

Frankly, and I usually make fun of people like this, I'm still undecided. I can see the advantages of being in the EU, but there are certain things that rub me the wrong way. For one, we get to give a lot more money to the Union then we get back in return, sort of like New York State as compared to Alabama, and the EU isn't integrated enough for me to find that kind of thing worthwhile.

For another, I'm not sure I like the virtual open border system they have going here. I'm sure opening the floodgates for Eastern European immigrants really helped out Eastern Europe, but I don't see any advantages for the UK.

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General Comments / The Jihadist Next Door
« on: January 21, 2016, 05:24:53 PM »
For those of you who are interested in what happens when you allow savages to import their customs and beliefs with them, and allow them to keep said customs in the name of diversity and tolerance.

https://m.reddit.com/r/Documentaries/comments/41vwr6/the_jihadist_next_door_2016/

The YouTube link from there should be unblocked in the US. Channel 4 recently spent two years interviewing extremists living in the UK, one of which is suspected of being the new Jihadi John.

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