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Old 10-27-2017, 10:03 PM
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I'm still waiting for the explanation of what makes beating people for peacefully casting nonbinding ballots acceptable.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:50 PM
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Trickster, take a look at Cantus's post. Is there any need to add fuel to the fire?
Not trying to add fuel to the fire. Just trying to make you guys realize you are hypocrites if you defend democracy yet root for Spain in this. Theses guys are the same as Franco's and at this point, Rajoy is no better than a dictator.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:55 PM
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Panama Papers 2: Paradise Boogaloo
https://www.theguardian.com/news/201...idApp_New_Post
I can't wait for nothing to come out of this just like last time.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:34 PM
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And now for something completely interesting.
Houthis (saudis blame Iran) sent a rocket near Riyadh which Saudis shot down/
Saudis say it's an act of aggression and may even be considered an act of war..
Edit fixed some info got better source.

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Old 11-06-2017, 07:14 PM
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Looks like we've got a Saudi-backed Yemen fighting Iran and an Iran-backed Lebanon fighting Saudi Arabia. Middle Eastern proxy wars are now a thing.

[edit] Related recent events:

"Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions."
http://nypost.com/2017/11/04/lebanes...surprise-move/

"Bahrain is ordering all its citizens in Lebanon to 'leave immediately' after the country's prime minister resigned in a sudden televised address, citing Iranian meddling in Lebanese and regional affairs."
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11...e-lebanon.html

"Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for a loud explosion in Riyadh, saying they fired a long-range ballistic missile that travelled more than 800km over the border with Saudi Arabia."
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/1...180946302.html
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:01 PM
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So, what do yall think of these "Paradise Papers"?


I for one, vote we eat the rich.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:34 AM
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So, what do yall think of these "Paradise Papers"?


I for one, vote we eat the rich.
I say we use that civil asset forfeiture which is so common now and that "Shock 'em Straight" Sessions is such a big fan of. Seize all that money and use it to pay off a good chunk of the national debt.


In other news, NATO is going to start sending more troops to Afghanistan.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-na...-idUSKBN1D71E0

https://www.duffelblog.com/2017/10/w...ivers-license/
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:34 AM
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Looks like the ME Cold War is about to go hot. Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declared war due to aggression by Hezbollah.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:55 AM
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Looks like the ME Cold War is about to go hot. Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declared war due to aggression by Hezbollah.
I think proxy wars still fall under cold war.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:55 PM
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The EU has signed a deal to pool their military R&D resources to reduce dependance on the US. By extension, of course, this will reduce the US's diplomatic and economic influence around the world.
https://qz.com/1127984/eu-army-bloc-...us-dependence/
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:33 AM
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Hey, Statesians, that Kathleen Hartnett White-lady, is she for real? Because if she is, she's fucking scary dumb and willfully ignorant.


Trump Administration ho!
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:02 AM
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Hey, Statesians
Citizens of the Estados Unidos Mexicanos?

EDIT: Ick. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.3f160f3533f1

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Old 11-14-2017, 11:53 AM
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To be fair, water does act kind of weird in certain temperature ranges (0 to 4 C, IIRC). There are other things to be concerned with.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:49 PM
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Citizens of the Estados Unidos Mexicanos?

EDIT: Ick. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.3f160f3533f1
Would you prefer Étatsuniens?

But on that link: US science plz no.

Now for the first part of the video linked in that article. Okay, sure, I'll buy that a layman might not know how much the oceans have warmed in relation to the atmosphere, and I'll offer the half-assed explanation that she gave what she thought was a politically safe answer by saying "Well there's disagreement in the scientific community", and just didn't know when to back down from that statement when called out on it.

THAT SAID:

Water expands when it gets warm isn't something that requires more than an elementary school level's worth of chemistry education, so that's just friggin' depressing.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:58 PM
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Water expands when it gets warm isn't something that requires more than an elementary school level's worth of chemistry education, so that's just friggin' depressing.
Water also contracts as it warms (from 0C to 4C).

In other news, refugees are being sold as slaves at bargain prices.
http://www.businessinsider.com/human...-libya-2017-11
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:40 PM
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"The Spanish Government of Cordoba and Lucena authorized an official homage to the dictator Francisco Franco."
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/ne...1122-0032.html
Spaniards just can't get enough fascism, can they?
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:12 PM
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15 assholes were not prevented to manifest peacefully while people were looking for corpses of people killed during Franco's dictatorship.
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:28 PM
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15 assholes were not prevented to manifest peacefully while people were looking for corpses of people killed during Franco's dictatorship.
Well, it's more the fact that the local government authorized it. There are local mayors openly francoist with the flag in their office. The crimes of the francoist regime were never investigated because the guys ruling the country were still in power when democracy started. The dictator's party is a legal political party nowadays.

Yesterday far right people who assaulted a catalan cultural event in 2013 were permitted to not enter prison because "they had children to care for".
On the other hand there's peaceful people in prison right now because "they cheered and instigated violence" on Barcelona when there are countless videos and the 24h news feed of that day online where anyone can see that those people were trying to defuse the situation. They have a family to care for too.

This country has no solution. It's an eternal cycle of hatred by one side and the other.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:59 AM
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I just stumbled upon this video and it made me sad

https://www.facebook.com/blimarocha/...5292970501809/

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REPRESSION AND RACISM IN PORTO ALEGRE

In Porto Alegre, the Marchezan Jr prefecture orders the Municipal Guard and SMIC¹ to crack down on street workers - Senegalese and Haitian immigrants in this case - and seize their wares. They act with cowardice and did not expect the indignant resistance of workers and passers-by. The video is this afternoon, in the northern part of the capital of RS. I received and I share.
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"This is not Brazil", says Argentine people when going to the streets to defend their rights
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:07 PM
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By "street workers" do you mean prostitutes or do you mean street workers?
Because that tends to determine what my reaction will be.
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:45 PM
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By "street workers" do you mean prostitutes or do you mean street workers?
Because that tends to determine what my reaction will be.
They were street vendors
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:35 PM
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Duetuetuetre's son has stepped down amid accusations of drug smuggling.
http://abc.net.au/news/2017-12-25/ro...70?pfmredir=sm
Do you think he will be gunned down in the street like Duetueruere promised?
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...olved-in-drugs

This is getting juicy! Where's Tojo? Is he still alive or was it decided he was a """drug dealer"""?
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https://actions.sumofus.org/a/tell-c...f-the-internet

So, fuck big companies trying to screw over everyone else in the world.

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These 4 companies, led by Bell, are pushing to create an internet "blacklist" of certain websites that all internet service providers in Canada would legally have to block. They know this outrageous proposal would never pass, so first, they tried to sneak it into NAFTA negotiations -- and now Bell is expected to introduce its proposal to Canada's telecom regulator TOMORROW.



Critics are calling this move "unprecedented" and dangerous. If these companies get their way, this internet blacklist would have absolutely zero oversight in the courts. We need to stop this urgently.



Will you join me in signing the petition to Bell, Rogers, Shaw, and Cineplex to drop their dangerous proposal now?
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Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day, please take a moment to remember the tragedy and the horror, and consider the unsettling changes in modern politics.

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Old 01-29-2018, 04:10 PM
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How shitty do you have to be to try to cheat at the Paralympics? Multiple tmes?
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/s...ia-doping.html
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