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MeTekillot

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American political thread
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:31:33 AM »
Too bad 'vote white' as a play at the third color of the American flag based on the current Red/Blue political control is an unfortunate implication when thinking of catchy color-based slogans.

ShaiHulud

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 07:32:26 AM »
Just paint the flag post any color you want. :P
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MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 11:47:42 AM »
Politicians didn't give a fuck about shootings until rich kids whose parents had a voice got their school shot up.

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 12:28:56 PM »
Politicians didn't give a fuck about shootings until rich kids whose parents had a voice got their school shot up.

Most politicians don't give a fuck about anything unless they think it will get them more votes from their constituents or cash from the lobbyists. I feel pretty certain someone out there has the math on what is "better" for a campaign between a police shooting, a singular murder at a school, or a killing spree.
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cshoov

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 07:07:33 PM »
inb4 lock

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 08:01:37 PM »
Please don't post in this thread. Nothing good can come of it. Thank you.
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TheWanderer

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 01:18:35 AM »
As a red-blooded American, I'll be damned if I'm gonna listen to some commie cuck who opts for a sandwich that isn't a burger.

but since i'm lazy, i'll copy and paste from reddit


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Karieith

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2018, 02:38:00 AM »
Supposedly the DOJ is being ordered to stop enforcing the no pre-existing conditions clause of the ACA. This is very scary for me. I like being sane(ish).  :(

Everything is pretty fucked up, yo.

MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2018, 06:02:02 AM »
The country has been and is steadily being pillaged by rich assholes financing political movements through ownership of the media and the rule of law. The people being actively robbed by this continue to vote them into power because they say they don't like abortion, or they talk a lot about God, or they make some flim-flammy comment about legalizing weed. Hardly anyone is at all educated in any sense of the word about political candidates.

MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2018, 06:06:57 AM »
I also find myself swaying more towards feeling that the majority of the populace should be armed in the wake of the government flagrantly violating people's rights and well-being on a regular basis.

Karieith

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2018, 03:49:47 PM »
I also find myself swaying more towards feeling that the majority of the populace should be armed in the wake of the government flagrantly violating people's rights and well-being on a regular basis.
You honestly think we'll be able to outgun the heavily militarized police we have, or the actual military even, with the guns that are available to us?  :-\

I know waiting/hoping for the oppressor to grow a conscience will never work but... sigh I don't know what to say.

This is depressing.

mansa

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 05:43:12 PM »
Star wars episode 1 was right
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Re: American political thread
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 10:49:26 PM »
Star wars episode 1 was right

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mansa

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2018, 01:25:54 PM »
"When I got out to the plane, I think that Justin probably didn't know that Air Force One has about 20 televisions. And I see the television and he's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States and I say push him around? We just shook hands. It was very friendly. ... No, I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau. I really did, other than he had a news conference, that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn't watching. He learned. That's going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada. He learned. You can't do that. You can't do that."


Republic raises taxes on trade
Trade Federation is pissed (as you would guess)
Blockades Naboo in protest of the decision

As for the invasion :

The Trade Federation wanted to gain the support of Naboo (they wanted Amidala to sign a treaty that would have legitimized the military occupation). In doing so, Naboo would have been against the taxation of trade routes, and against the Chancellor Valorum. This last part is particularly important, since the Chancellor personally sent two ambassadors (the jedis) : their failure to settle the dispute would have weakened the Jedi Order, and Valorum himself.

A the same time, the support of Naboo would have given legitimacy to the Trade Federation's position, which would have allowed them (that's Palpatine's role) to gain new allies in the Senate. When Amidala is asking the Senate to intervene, I believe Malastar and another senator already showed their tacit support to the Trade Federation by asking the creation of a committee.

The ultimate goal for Palpatine was of course to create a Separatist movement within the Republic, the taxation of trade routes and the Trade Federation being the spark.

It didn't go as planed, Amidala escaped, and Palpatine chose another approach : he "forced" the Queen to ask for a vote of no confidence against Valorum (who was already politically isolated), and used the tragedy and the sympathy of other systems for Naboo to be elected Chancellor. Naboo won against the Trade Federation, but the outcome at this point didn't really matter anyway.

The Naboo crisis is a "setup" in Palpatine's initial plan. Eventually, the charisma of his new apprentice (Dooku) and the proposal of the military creation act started the Confederacy of Independents Systems.
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tapas

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2018, 12:10:28 AM »
Did somebody say Gulags?

Sayyadina

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2018, 10:28:12 AM »
The country has been and is steadily being pillaged by rich assholes financing political movements through ownership of the media and the rule of law. The people being actively robbed by this continue to vote them into power because they say they don't like abortion, or they talk a lot about God, or they make some flim-flammy comment about legalizing weed. Hardly anyone is at all educated in any sense of the word about political candidates.

All of the above is true, and it's all gonna get worse before it gets better. There is no floor to how low the right will go and how supine the Democrats will be in response. First the Party of Trump wanted to keep out Muslims and now they're locking up little brown kids in cages by the thousands, and the party's voters are overwhelmingly in support. So what will be the next step in the descent? Boxcars maybe?

Still, in my view the response isn't to despair but to organize. To echo Mother Jones: Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living!

Despair won't help anyone. A better world is possible and many people are working to make it happen, it turns out that it's a lot of work and won't happen quickly.
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MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2018, 11:12:43 AM »
I don't believe I said I was despairing. In fact, every day, I get angrier and angrier, to where I'm having trouble telling if it's my justified anger or a possible manic episode that's the cause of my irate disposition.

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2018, 11:58:15 AM »
I don't believe I said I was despairing. In fact, every day, I get angrier and angrier, to where I'm having trouble telling if it's my justified anger or a possible manic episode that's the cause of my irate disposition.

I think it's justified. I wake up in the morning with that sense of dread in my stomach, wondering if I'll look out the window and discover my Muslim neighbors piled up on the sidewalk outside my house. Or a "Mexicans not welcome here" sign on the Burger King down the street. In the suburbs.
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MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2018, 06:57:06 AM »
How much blatant misinformation and incitement of prejudice and hate should be tolerated before people decide that standing in the street with a sign for two hours isn't going to be enough? How much of a person's life and health can be stolen from them before enough is enough?

Sayyadina

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2018, 10:40:05 AM »
How much blatant misinformation and incitement of prejudice and hate should be tolerated before people decide that standing in the street with a sign for two hours isn't going to be enough? How much of a person's life and health can be stolen from them before enough is enough?

Zero tolerance IMO.
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MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2018, 02:14:45 PM »
If you cannot afford a lawyer, a plea deal will be appointed to you. I mean, a public defender. If you need public assistance, get time off your job to waste time filling out forms that you don't qualify for because your rent's gone up, food prices have gone up, and your wages haven't. Also, SNAP benefits are more stringent, not less. Same wages, fewer benefits. Fuck your social security. Fuck black people. Fuck brown people. Fuck getting an education. Fuck going to the doctor. Put babies in cages. Grab her by the pussy. Pull up your bootstraps. We're going to start parcelling out the internet if you don't fight even harder for the fifteenth time in five years to stop some bloodsucking turkey neck assholes from getting a few hundred more thousand in """"campaign contributions"""". If you have a problem with it, file for a protest permit or get arrested. You have the right to remain silent. If you cannot afford a lawyer, a plea deal will be appointed to you.

MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2018, 02:19:52 PM »
Got a problem with your job? Just quit man. Or take it up with your manager. Don't unionize, unions are crooked. You're part of the corporate family, employee #1015. If you have any issues at all, call our Human Damage Control Department.

What we need is less money in schools and more in the military. Ship off the good bible thumping boys and girls to die in an extended arms deal. Free college? Socialism. Medicine? Socialism. Free speech? Fascism. Stand for the anthem. Tariffs on the industries you work for. Automation with no plans or plans to plan to curb the coming wave of unemployment. Money is speech. This group of Citizens payed Mr Senator's campaign 200k for this bill, why would he listen to you? He's got single issue votes convinced his opponent wants to kill babies and take the guns, he's locked and loaded for votes, don't worry about it.

MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2018, 02:20:35 PM »

MeTekillot

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2018, 02:50:03 PM »
Monsters. Murderers. Thieves. Liars. Kleptocrats. Sociopaths. Old white men.

Nao

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Re: American political thread
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2018, 07:47:44 AM »
Couldn't resist when I saw this
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