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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #465 on: December 07, 2017, 04:20:34 AM »
1995: Congress approves the relocation of the embassy by the year 1999.

Some of the people who were in congress then and voted for the relocation are some of the same people crying about the move now  :frustration:

Would these same people act this way if Barack was doing this  :?:
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« Reply #466 on: January 08, 2018, 08:02:05 PM »
Oprah/Ellen 2020  :righteous:

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« Reply #467 on: January 09, 2018, 05:47:43 AM »
Sadly, Millions would be all over that  :dohdohdoh:
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #468 on: January 09, 2018, 07:29:33 AM »
I'd rather watch the new episodes of Roseanne while giving myself a paper cut in my peepee hole than live in that world.
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« Reply #469 on: January 14, 2018, 07:07:13 PM »
Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run  :WTF:
http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2018/01/14/chelsea_manning_conf.html

After my initial  :WTF: I thought isn't he/she/it in jail, but then I read the story where President Barack Obama granted Manning clemency before leaving office last year.  :raincloud:
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« Reply #470 on: January 14, 2018, 07:10:48 PM »
Amazon's Bezos to give $33M for 1,000 Dreamer scholarships
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/12/bezos-dreamers-scholarships-337924

I'm sure there are 1,000 very deserving legal US residents who could really use a scholarship like this.  :raincloud:
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« Reply #471 on: January 14, 2018, 10:14:45 PM »
Re: #ShitholeGate

Was the President inadvertently correct, according to this 2012 study?

http://riceinstitute.org/blog/new-maps-which-country-has-the-most-open-defecation-in-the-world/



:yuck: :nana:

(I mean, I'm sorta kidding. But it appears one could make the literal case.)

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« Reply #472 on: January 15, 2018, 01:46:58 AM »
Slightly more seriously, what I think Trump is proposing, is a merit-based system where individuals—the 'best and brightest'—would be welcome from any country (notwithstanding countries where immigration is banned for security reasons.)

I could be wrong, and perhaps Trump really meant "no people at all from 'shithole' countries." But, based on policies he's been advocating (a point-based system like those used by Australia and Canada) I doubt he is advocating blocking qualified applicants from poorer countries under that system.

I guess we'll see how it plays out.

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« Reply #473 on: January 15, 2018, 02:47:48 AM »
I saw the clip of Anderson Cooper crying, and I saw a compilation of how many times shithole had been said in 2 days on national news. Other than that I haven't watched any media coverage on it really, but I've seen the headlines and I can't believe how much outrage it's caused. The same proud and strong  Haitians Cooper was crying and referring to shouldn't agree with him. It's because unlike him, I assume they're normal people like us. If an earthquake then two cat 4-ish hurricanes demolished my vulnerable-to-stuff-like-that-already country and my government sucked, I'd say "This place is a shithole" :dohdohdoh:

This isn't the case 100% of the time, but I'd like to think that a lot of people who leave their country to come to America ARE the smarter ones. I mean they were at least sharp enough to leave their shithole country ;)
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #474 on: January 15, 2018, 06:18:20 AM »
Slightly more seriously, what I think Trump is proposing, is a merit-based system where individuals—the 'best and brightest'—would be welcome from any country (notwithstanding countries where immigration is banned for security reasons.)

I could be wrong, and perhaps Trump really meant "no people at all from 'shithole' countries." But, based on policies he's been advocating (a point-based system like those used by Australia and Canada) I doubt he is advocating blocking qualified applicants from poorer countries under that system.

I think Trump is looking for people to come to this country who can immediately make meaningful contributions (science, technology, business, etc).  I think Trump is against bringing people to the US who will require federal/state assistance from day one.  If someone can be an asset to the US, it really does not matter where they are coming from.  Trump says things in a blunt and unpolished way.  If what is said above is correct, Trump has not communicated that very well, as usual.
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« Reply #475 on: January 15, 2018, 07:30:43 AM »
Or maybe... hear me out here... maybe he really IS a rich white somewhat-racist asshole who lives in a bubble of other rich white somewhat-racist assholes and he's only slightly aware of the fact that the rest of the world doesn't necessarily view things with the same rich white somewhat-racist asshole tinted glasses that he and his tend to wear. And I say he's "slightly aware" of it, but note that I do not say that he "cares" how he is perceived. The last time he gave a fuck about how people perceived him was when he OBVIOUSLY paid the assholes at 20/20 to do a whole hour long episode dedicated to making him look good before the election. My hardline immovable Republican parents ate that shit up like Sasha Grey choking on a fat veiny pulsating cock.  :ohlord: Talking to them after it aired, I'm thinking, "How did you get to be this fucking gullible?"

At this point, I don't even give a shit if he finds a way to wipe the national debt down to 0 and get rid of Kim Jong Un without thousands of lives being sacrificed on either side to do it. I just want 2020 to hurry the fuck up and get here and so we can get this annoying motherfucker the fuck OUT of here where we won't have to listen to his ignorant fucking bullshit anymore.
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« Reply #476 on: January 17, 2018, 01:13:19 PM »
I fucking hate politics... politicians do what's popular, not what's right.
They act like celebrities, focused on the short-term outcomes for re-elections.

In my PERSONAL opinion, this is why businesses have so much say and influence over Washington. Politicians wanting to show voters their policies create jobs will often give huge tax-payer give gifts to these companies as a quid pro quo to create jobs....

I don't think there's an easy, one size fits all solution to any of this that doesn't involve hard economic times.
I don't believe in a world without government but I also don't believe in the world we live in.

As a side note, my personal favorite this last election was Bernie Sanders.
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« Reply #477 on: January 17, 2018, 06:59:27 PM »
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta roasted for stating Trump has heart disease after White House doctor gives clean bill of health
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/17/cnn-s-sanjay-gupta-roasted-for-stating-trump-has-heart-disease-after-white-house-doctor-gives-clean-bill-health.html

I knew some news outlet would have something negative to say about Trump's health.  After all, they spent 50 minutes questioning his doctor after the doctor said Trump was healthy.  :dohdohdoh:
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« Reply #478 on: January 17, 2018, 11:28:40 PM »
Interesting/amusing interview yesterday on UK television. The lady seems determined to interpret Dr. Peterson's remarks in the least charitable way possible. (This version is condensed down from the original 30 minutes.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxhT6x37uL0
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« Reply #479 on: January 18, 2018, 04:14:37 AM »
I don't see this really happening but it would be interesting.

New California' movement seeks to divide the Golden State in half
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/17/new-california-movement-seeks-to-divide-golden-state-in-half.html
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