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Old 02-14-2017, 02:20 PM
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So, I know that some of you aren't from America, but how do you guys feel about Black Lives Matter movement and the whole White Privilege thing?
I confess I do not pay either much heed, but with regards to the second point, I am quite happy to enjoy whatever kind of privilege I can. It's a curious idea, only in these strange modern times can it be derogatory to be described as privileged.

I expect people to judge and treat me primarily by factors I can influence such as my actions and personality, but also to some extent the class in to which I have been born. If society wishes to grant me certain advantages based on my nationality, skin colour and race, then that is for society to decide and heaven knows I shall not decline.

If particular segments of society are not accorded those privileges then that is quite unfortunate and possibly even unfair, however I am not in a position to improve their situation.
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Old 02-20-2017, 01:56 AM
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here we go with the king/pres biff tannen-trump 2017 Alternative Facts Tour



*part 1: terrorist attack in Sweden.*
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:37 PM
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One month in, and already the source of more entertainment than any other US President. And I do not know who taught him the art of oratory but I remain sure that there is more to it than repeating the key points of your speech.
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:05 PM
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I know it's funny, but it's kind of scary how this administration has been inventing terrorist attacks. This is now the second time they've conjured one out of imagination.

The way I see it, there are three possibilities.
1. They're saying this trying to get people on their side and hoping the distrust of the media has reached the point that people won't believe them when they try to inform us these attacks never happened. This is the worst case scenario because eventually, we're going to start a war with eastasia if you get the reference.
2. Someone somewhere in the government is having a bit of fun, making the current administration look stupid and making up attacks.
3. These are potential attacks that were stopped and the Tannen administration is confusing them with actual attacks that did happen.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:00 AM
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This morning I read this interesting article in a non-radicalist, leftist and mainstream newspaper (just to mean it's not trash). Food for some thought.

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Old 02-23-2017, 12:18 AM
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the tannenites are out to get me at work, so many of them daily trampling on my freedom to not like/condone/appease/suck up to the giant orange-faced gasbag currently soiling the 1500 count bedsheets in the Lincoln Bedroom. we are ever so marching towards the real life Hunger Games...


*is that a predator drone over my house???*
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Kicking in a little side-post:

The way I read this thread was "The Trump Thread". Looked through to see what was posted...

...Sure enough.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:47 PM
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Certainly seems to be the dominating discussion topic in politics these days!
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:57 PM
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Certainly seems to be the dominating discussion topic in politics these days!
I'm kind of ready to not hear anymore about it. It's just exhausting. It's like America's been through a four-year term already, and it's only been a month. Goodness. I blame the media.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:59 PM
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For sure - and yet since I moved to the US I can't ignore it as easily as before, since it now has a more direct effect on my future. There's still this, too...

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Some argue that is very much a goal of the Trump administration - to create resistance fatigue, make sure people get tired of the protesting and outcries so that it'll be easier to get through future actions.

Not sure how much or little truth there is to that, but it's an interesting point of view.
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:10 AM
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so now president biff is claiming that former President Obama was spying on his campaign and wiretap/bugging trump ivory tower, lol. geez, of all the ludicrous stuff that has assailed my ears and eyes of this orange-faced clown's claptrap, this has to be the winner. let's apply some logic here, since king biff won't. Pres. Obama could only serve two terms, which he did, so he would nothing and tarnish his legacy forever, if he was caught in some sorta nixon/watergate thing, and emaillary clearly didn't need his help since she won the popular vote by OVER 3 MILLION VOTES, and had plenty of upswing momentum during the election. none of the gibberish emanating from the tannen administration makes any sense at all. smh at what a morass of bullcrap my country's politics have descended into. can we possibly sink any lower....?


*oh i think we can*
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Certainly seems to be the dominating discussion topic in politics these days!
Didn't you hear? The evening news timeslot was taken over by Celebrity Apprentice. Obviously, we've more important things to worry about than the refugee crisis in eastern Europe, Brexit, austerity in Greece, ISIS being evil, Russia "annexing the Sudetenland", Turkey imploding in slow motion, and the universal constant that is political unrest in Africa.

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Old 03-06-2017, 02:53 PM
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If the topic of Trump is boring everybody, we could always debate the benefits and drawbacks of feudalism?

Benefit 1: No possibility of the plebs voting in Donald Trump.

Drawback 1: Your feudal lord might be more undesirable than Donald Trump and there will be no way to get rid of him.

Jesus, we just can't get away from Trump.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:11 PM
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I hope there's something else than feudalism.

The problem is that you cannot on one hand to elect the president based on the number of votes and on the other hand elect the representatives according to the regional votes. That would make a President Clinton with a Republican majority....
The only way to have a 99% perfect system is to go back to the tribal life or any group/cult with a relatively small number of people. Then, no need to have a representative. You go to the town hall and you vote. You can even make a system of compromise where 100% of the people have to wholeheartedly accept a decision.
The drawback is that there will be always someone who will rig or break the system.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:15 PM
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