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California pigs work side by side with neo nazis to silence protesters by Thomas Dartlock - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:24:57 EST ID:0G4khkLx No.165549 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/09/california-police-white-supremacists-counter-protest?CMP=share_btn_tw
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Lillian Brookway - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:53:08 EST ID:8c32w9KN No.165616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165612
>A bunch of totally unsubstantiated yellow text presented as fact
>Ignoring the cops have been authoritarian from before big waves of immigration

You have to try harder here, m8.
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Caroline Bledgepat - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:57:57 EST ID:0G4khkLx No.165620 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165559
Very true, even if you promote non-violence, if you're a black black socialist the feds will riddle you with bullets.
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Albert Guckleman - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:02:15 EST ID:lxWeAjfX No.165621 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165616
>Cops were authoritarian
What do you expect? And if you lack reading comprehension Dr Putnam found this out, which they previous poster ignored. I go in depth about these.
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Cyril Fuzzlewell - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:02:27 EST ID:/T5xpXU7 No.165622 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165549
>white nationalists have a rally
>antifa and bamn show up and start a riot
>police ask the victims for help finding the perpetrators
I see no problem here.
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Esther Fadgelod - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:47:38 EST ID:u35xloTz No.165625 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>165561
>"YOU'RE FUCKED"
The Insecure Toughguy Dust Cover Engraving business is quite the thing to behold


Freaky Family Dungeon Story Developing in California Near L.A. by Josef Fritzl - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:58:40 EST ID:Wj43Qbvk No.164913 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/15/us/california-13-people-held-captive-in-home/

>A couple was arrested after police discovered that their 13 children had been held captive in their California home in filthy conditions, some shackled to beds with chains and padlocks, officials said Monday.

>The victims ranged in age from 2 to 29, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

>A 17-year-old girl managed to escape from the residence in Perris, California on Sunday and called 911 from a cell phone she found in the house, police said.

>The girl claimed her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive inside the home by her parents, some of them bound with chains and padlocks, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

>The 17-year-old "appeared to be only 10 years old and slightly emaciated," the Riverside Sheriff's Department said.

>Sheriff's deputies responded to the home and found the 12 other victims, who "appeared malnourished and very dirty," authorities said. All of them looked like children, police said, and officers were surprised to learn that seven of them were adults. Several were shackled to their beds "in dark and foul-smelling surroundings," the Sheriff's Department said.
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Martha Sengerbury - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:54:42 EST ID:0G4khkLx No.165500 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165241
To be fair if you only saw the movie, I’m pretty sure Snyder thought Rorschach was the hero.
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Barnaby Fellerfirk - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:59:13 EST ID:rTr48MXc No.165564 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165500
He was and he wasn't. In Watchmen, all the main characters (Rorschach, Comedian, Ozymandias, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre) were and were not the hero. That was the point, that was what the story was saying about superhero comics and the then-recent trend of imagining superheroes "in real life"

Well, that was it. That story is a representation of exactly what a world of superheroes would be. A superman type putting huge stress on the cold war as humanity struggled with the idea of a literal God living among them. A calculating pragmatist realizing that the only true choice left was letting humanity kill itself, or killing the right number of people at the right time to stop the apocalypse. A patriotic company man realizing that the role costumed heroes play has done more harm than good and they usually wind up as nothing more than fascist dogs being sicced on the populace to keep it docile. A dark knight and true vigilante refusing to waver from his moral code at any cost whatsoever. Even if doing so risks the apocalypse, he refuses to compromise as so many have because it is a corruption of everything that makes him who he is. And finally two street level heroes who just want to go back to the far less complicated and morally grey days of yesteryear and realize they're not only gone for good, but never really existed in the first place. That the superhero ideals are a total farce.

Those might not be the best summaries of the characters, but basically the choices they all make *are* the right and heroic ones, but also simultaneously are the wrong and villainous ones. Because the reality is you can't do the things superheroes are tasked with doing and stay clean. Eventually there will come a time where there is no way out, where the day won't really be saved, where the hard choice must be made to stick to the ideals and risk catastrophe, or compromise and corrupt the very thing that makes the superhero a superhero, in order to avert catastrophe.

Rorschach just happened to be the guy who couldn't bear to corrupt himself that way.
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Oliver Fuckingwell - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:10:05 EST ID:2WjC3KY5 No.165566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165564
Comic bools are dumb.
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Jarvis Donnersteg - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:22:28 EST ID:WeSf6jau No.165572 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>165566
Ur dumb.
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Esther Buzzman - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:10:47 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.165588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165564
Snyder is still a hack for cutting out the squid. The absurdity of the squid takes the nonsense plots inherent in comics and lays it right next to the absurdity of real life. It is a perfect concept. Turning Ozy's trick into Manhattan bombs completely ruined it.


Mutant, Shin Godzilla Crayfish threatens freshwater ecosystems in Europe and Africa. by Cedric Gengerfoot - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:13:47 EST ID:f3G9UTNO No.165503 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Frank Lyko, a biologist at the German Cancer Research Center, studies the six-inch-long marbled crayfish. Finding specimens is easy: Dr. Lyko can buy the crayfish at pet stores in Germany, or he can head with colleagues to a nearby lake.

>Wait till dark, switch on head lamps, and wander into the shallows. The marbled crayfish will emerge from hiding and begin swarming around your ankles.

>“It’s extremely impressive,” said Dr. Lyko. “Three of us once caught 150 animals within one hour, just with our hands.”

>Over the past five years, Dr. Lyko and his colleagues have sequenced the genomes of marbled crayfish. In a study published on Monday, the researchers demonstrate that the marble crayfish, while common, is one of the most remarkable species known to science.

Before about 25 years ago, the species simply did not exist. A single drastic mutation (due to polluted Texas freshwater ponds) in a single crayfish produced the marbled crayfish in an instant. What chemicals caused its mutation are currently unknown, what factors lead to its creation are unknown. All is known is that it originated in Texas, and mutated into a self replicating animal due to unknown chemical forces on its reproductive system from exposure to its habitat.

The mutation made it possible for the creature to clone itself, and now it has spread across much of Europe and gained a toehold on other continents. In Madagascar, where it arrived about 2007, it now numbers in the millions and threatens nearly all native fresh water life.

“We may never have caught the genome of a species so soon after it became a species,” said Zen Faulkes, a biologist at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, who was not involved in the new study.

>The marbled crayfish became popular among German aquarium hobbyists in the late 1990s. The earliest report of the creature comes from a hobbyist who told Dr. Lyko he bought what were described to him as “Texas crayfish” in 1995.
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Cedric Gengerfoot - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:26:32 EST ID:f3G9UTNO No.165505 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165504
Can't eat spiders. They just need to bring them to venezuela then the "muh hunger socialism is bad!!11" propoganda will diminish.
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Nathaniel Cublingkat - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:32:35 EST ID:G8enNSwT No.165506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>165505
You're just not hungry enough.
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Thomas Sillydock - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:36:02 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.165508 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm into aquaculture and know about these. They are great for aquaponics, but will wreak havoc if left with other species.

I guess the good part is that we have a huge supply. All we have to do is isolate them and come up with a good containment system and we will have a steady supply of edible garbage disposals that shit fertilizer and make nests out of it. All the protein and nitrates you could ask for.
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Thomas Dicklefodge - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 03:37:03 EST ID:X5/+De8i No.165562 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165503
Wait, that easy to catch?

Im going to eat loads of these.
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Sophie Dandlefudging - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:34:43 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165563 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165562
They're cloned so I guess if there's a guaranteed technique, catching them that way won't create a selective pressure where over time they evolve away from being susceptable. The species will never change and can be easily farmed the same way forever.


Self-titled Neonazi runs in Illinois republican primary unopposed. by Phineas Huzzlehedging - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 21:59:57 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.165449 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/holocaust-denier-arthur-jones-republican-3rd-congressional-district-lipinski-newman/
Art Jones, the candidate in question is the former leader of the American Nazi Party, now heading a group called the America First Committee, whose charter includes “Membership in this organization is open to any white American citizen of European, non-Jewish descent,”.

According to the Illinois republican party they can't stop the guy from running, and they can't get someone to run against him in a primary for a race they're certain to lose, so they've tried to keep the guy off the ballot and failed.

Webm related.
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Samuel Meddlenure - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:35:23 EST ID:8c32w9KN No.165476 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165472
Did YOU read the article?

>In November, Jones will face either Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., a Western Springs resident, or Lipinski’s Democratic primary challenger, Marie Newman from La Grange.

>Jones will almost certainly be defeated in November. That’s because the 3rd Congressional District is one of the most heavily Democratic in the state.
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Molly Brookshaw - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:09:45 EST ID:Eu471hNM No.165492 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165449
Wouldn't it be hilarious if a bunch of latinos signed up and flooded the party out?
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David Sezzlewater - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:17:35 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.165493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165492
Someone needs to do that. Just organize a wholesale hijacking of lower echelon GOP politics. And Latinos can mobilize voters like nobody else. I mean, they all know a guy whose job it is to move people around en mass.
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Cedric Cirringchug - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:20:44 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.165494 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>165492
I'm pretty sure they've got mechanisms to shut out candidates if they want to, but the republican party values freedom of expression so their hands are tied.
Yes, even nazi speech is protected by the constitution.
Obviously flag burning, kneeling, reporting bad things the president did or said, or not clapping for the president are not protected forms of expression and must be punished.

When Stephen Colbert ran for president in 2008, the republican party required $35,000 to be on the ballot for SC in the presidential primary.
The democratic party only required $2500, but the SC democratic party council took him off the ballot anyway.
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David Sezzlewater - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:22:43 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.165496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165494
So, basically, the Illinois GOP can be easily trolled. Got it.


Striving for "Best Plutocracy Money Can Buy," Koch Bros Plan to Dump $400M on 2018 Midterms by Betsy Chudgeman - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:55:59 EST ID:hfsxO1ml No.165309 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The real, ongoing election stealing that they don't want to talk about. Let's see how long this lasts on the front page until certain actors force it down:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/28/striving-best-plutocracy-money-can-buy-koch-brothers-plan-dump-400m-2018-midterms
>Fresh off the passage of tax legislation that could net them over a billion dollars a year in additional profits, the oil moguls Charles and David Koch have now set their sights on the 2018 midterms, during which they are reportedly planning to spend around $400 million promoting right-wing candidates and priorities.

>The news came as the Kochs and others within their sprawling network of deep-pocketed donors and politicians were preparing to gather for a secretive weekend conference in Indian Wells, California.

>Tim Phillips, president of the Koch-funded group Americans for Prosperity, declared on Saturday that the Koch network is "all in" for the 2018 midterm elections, which many have predicted will favor Democrats thanks to the historic unpopularity of President Donald Trump.

>"This network is going to have the largest investment we've ever had in a midterm election in 2018," Phillips added in a statement, acknowledging the substantial grassroots opposition the Kochs' agenda will face in the coming months. "The left is energized, there's no question about that."
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Phineas Drurringset - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:41:15 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165428 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165425
I think
>strength and selfless valor
Is a bit much but someone's past career and achievements should be scrutinised. The problem with any such vetting is that the vetting body can have an agenda. And no crime at all is really just a case of "we can kill you when it's convenient" everyone did something at one point. Also how do we define strength and valor? I feel like this definition excludes women. Even if you add compassion, kindness, selflessness etc you add as many men. If you want to keep such a qualifier then define it based on acts of selflessness, kindness, decency, honesty and things which don't have a physical requirement but do require you're a good human being. People who spend ages collecting for charity, or volunteering to help the vulnerable or are known for showing and (more importantly) acting productively on empathy (even when it's "I've been there" because a lot of people are still "I got mine, fuck em") should pass this requirement.

However major crimes should bar you and have you removed from office on conviction. I do agree that politicians should be held to a high standard at least while working in the career of politics. I think that taking a vow of poverty during office isn't the problem, the real kickbacks come later though. Public speaking tours, consultant roles for £1m/yeah doing nothing for 2 years that sort of thing.

If we move to democracy 2.0 with a database etc then every politician should have their crimes and hypocrisies (and a score showing how many promises they kept when the vote came around) just above their current promises, with voting records and previous promises below that. Removing parties and campaigning would probably kill political dynasties.

I like what you're trying to do I just think the details are off. I'm okay with politicians being comfortable. I think they should be comfortable. Just not luxurious.

I once proposed politician accomodation. A lot of British MPs claim a lot of money on expenses when they come down to Westminster from remote constituencies. I would create a block for them. They'd have a room with an en suite shower, double bed, reasonable …
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Hugh Brennerwone - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:43:25 EST ID:Wo5Hx8vq No.165458 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165426
>>165428
Are you guys actually replying seriously to the guy saying all politicians should be forced to wear togas?
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Phyllis Gepperwotch - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:13:55 EST ID:I6/FF/6q No.165460 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165458
Its a slow board man
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Phyllis Gepperwotch - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:13:56 EST ID:I6/FF/6q No.165461 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165458
Its a slow board man
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Lydia Wallernerk - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:17:36 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165462 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165458
Why not? If it's a troll it was fun to engage with rather than just a lazy attempt to rile people up.

The central premise that we should hold politicians up to a high standard instead of letting them get away with shit we can't is valid point. I'd ask of you if you seriously took that post at face value rather than a facetious attempt at expressing one's feelings but you made it clear you did.


Florida System Keeping Felons From Voting Ruled Unconstitutional by Hedda Semmerdale - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 16:26:35 EST ID:iLlPTOFu No.165413 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Rare good news out of Florida:
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/florida-ban-felons-voting-ruled-unconstitutional/
>TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—In a ruling that could have reverberations on this year’s crucial elections, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida’s current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible.

>U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a blistering ruling that says the state’s current process to restore voting rights — which can take years — is flawed. The lawsuit was filed last year against Gov. Rick Scott by a voting rights organization on behalf of several people who had completed their prison sentences but had their request for voting rights turned down

>The ruling comes just months before Florida voters will be asked to alter the current ban. Backers of a constitutional amendment last week won a place on the November 2018 ballot. If sixty percent of voters approve, most former prisoners would have their rights automatically restored.

>For decades, Florida’s constitution has automatically barred former felons from being able to vote once they leave prison. The state’s clemency process allows the governor and three elected Cabinet members to restore voting rights, although the governor can unilaterally veto any request.

>Walker said in his ruling that the automatic ban is legal, but added the process can’t be arbitrary, or swayed by partisan politics. He noted for example that Scott and the Cabinet restored voting rights to a white man who had voted illegally but told Scott that he had voted for him. Walker also pointed out that others who acknowledged voting illegally — but were black — had their applications turned down.
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John Sendlehut - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 22:59:08 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.165422 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd go a step further and say those in prison should be allowed to vote. I don't care what you do.
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Ernest Brudgeshit - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 03:36:16 EST ID:Nyq/4TP3 No.165423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i am curious, can anyone try to play devils advocate and offer an argument as to why felons shouldnt be allowed to vote after fulfilling their punishments?
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Priscilla Buggleture - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:35:54 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.165430 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165423
MORAL DECAY! ALL THE WHITE WOMEN WILL HAVE SEX WITH BLACKS! KENYANS WILL BE MADE PRESIDENT! THE BIBLE SAYS WE SHOULDN'T!
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Rebecca Criddlekere - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 13:00:26 EST ID:8c32w9KN No.165433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165423
Wait, the right for ex-cons to vote isn't protected by the federal government. This is a states' right issue. In fact, the federal judge says FL is well within its right to deny ex-cons the right to vote. The problem is in the implementation of the process by which they get these rights restored:

>Walker said in his ruling that the automatic ban is legal, but added the process can’t be arbitrary, or swayed by partisan politics. He noted for example that Scott and the Cabinet restored voting rights to a white man who had voted illegally but told Scott that he had voted for him. Walker also pointed out that others who acknowledged voting illegally — but were black — had their applications turned down.

In short, I don't think there's a moral argument for not allowing ex-cons to vote, but there's nothing in federal law that says states can't disenfranchise them. Florida is getting in trouble for, in practice, denying black people the right to vote, and not offering equal protection. They aren't getting in trouble for denying ex-cons the right to vote.
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Edward Gunderbidge - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 23:58:30 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.165456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think we Dutch scrapped similar ex-cons banned from voting and politics laws after WW2.

Because ALL politicians had been to prison after WW2. Well, the NSB politicians hadn't gone to prison, but they were all dangling from streetlights or executed in the streets. In fact, most of our prison reforms to a more humanist prison system (compared to the USA) can be traced back to politicians having to experience prison from the other side during WW2.


Father of three victims that were molested by Nassar foiled in plan to maim Nassar by Sidney Gummlegold - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:16:36 EST ID:fCohTQR4 No.165369 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/father-of-victims-lunges-at-ex-usa-gymnastics-doctor-in-court/ar-BBIC8NW?OCID=ansmsnnews11

What a shame, he should have just brought a gun to shoot the bastard in the dick.
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Emma Greenridge - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:45:23 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.165395 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't believe in vigilante justice no matter how viscerally satisfying it may be. We can't allow such a thing in the justice system...

But, yeah, I get the guys rage. I'm sure he knew that he'd be stopped 2 seconds after lunging. It wasn't about actually succeeding; If he was serious of that, he would have snuck a weapon and better planned, especially not advertise his intentions to the court. No, it was a moment of catharsis for the man. The attempt itself may be what he needed.
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George Droddlestork - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:21:42 EST ID:Nyq/4TP3 No.165397 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165395

Insightful analysis detected. I agree fully with your conclusions.
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Nell Goodridge - Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:38:27 EST ID:fCohTQR4 No.165412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165395

He said afterword that he lost it because while two of his daughters were reading their statements in court that day (the third did it at the December hearing) that Nassar was nodding his head as if to say "no" or that he disagreed with what his daughters were saying.

I can't imagine what it would feel like to have your own three daughters diddled by some fuck and then be in the same room as him and not be able to beat the shit out of him. I don't blame the father for what he did.
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Rebecca Bundersure - Sun, 04 Feb 2018 16:31:22 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.165443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165395
this. as satisfying as it would have been, it still would have been wrong. i'm glad to see some rationality restaining emotionality here.
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Lydia Wallernerk - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:20:24 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165463 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165443
Yeah, I'm glad the judge also showed compassion and let the guy get away without slapping contempt of court on him though. Regardless of his intention. It's a shame his daughters will get no such thing, but I doubt punching the pedo would help them much either.


Korea, Trump, the Olympics... reunification? by Fucking Churryfuck - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:40:39 EST ID:aE62GWi5 No.165370 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/01/north-korea-south-korea-olympics-trump
>In the bleak world of North Korea news, optimism is in short supply. But the ongoing inter-Korean talks regarding the DPRK’s participation in the Olympics are genuinely heartening because they have thrown a monkey wrench into the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign and slowed the march toward war. It remains to be seen whether this Olympic detente will expand into something larger, potentially even talks with the United States, but for the time being, the world can breathe a sigh of relief.

>The talks at Panmunjom, the “truce village” at the demilitarized zone, almost instantly resulted in the reopening of a military-to-military hotline between the North and South, and both countries have now agreed to march under a single flag at the opening ceremony of the games. It appears the DPRK will compete in five sports at Pyeongchang and also send an extensive arts delegation, including a 230-person cheer squad, the 140-strong Samjiyon Band, and a taekwondo demonstration team. With negotiations still underway, others may come south as well.

>There is little denying that the North has its own strategic interest in attending the Olympics and restarting talks with the South. But fears of outright expansionism are far-fetched. The South Korean public, while generally positive about the DPRK’s participation in the games, harbors skepticism about the details and is hardly a sleeping mass of defeatists, as certain analysts occasionally imply.

>What the alarmism really reveals is the United States’ underlying attitude toward the South, which American officials publicly praise as an independent democratic power but privately view as a risk to be managed. Too much independence — “running off the leash,” as a former State Department official put it earlier this month — is regarded as undermining US power in the Asia Pacific region.
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Matilda Nirringpet - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:12:04 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.165393 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165370
You know what would help the US?

Us having an ambassador to South Korea.

Trump hasn't appointed one yet.
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Shitting Bardbury - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 20:03:54 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.165394 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165393
The Trump administration's org chart is swiss cheese for how many unfilled spots are in it.

Not that I think they want it any other way. If they are blind its easier to turn NK into some nuclear boogieman.


Brazil, Lula, corruption and the ongoing right-wing coup by Fucking Churryfuck - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:13:58 EST ID:aE62GWi5 No.165368 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As part of the long, ongoing right-wing coup that seized power in 2016, the wildly popular left-wing ex-president has been convicted in Brazil's notoriously corrupt court system of money laundering and corruption, a conviction that would make him conveniently ineligible to run for president in 2018 despite his popularity. That ruling was upheld, highlighting the corruption built deep in the Brazilian judiciary:
https://theintercept.com/2018/01/24/lula-brazil-corruption-conviction-car-wash/
>These overreaches reflect the attitude of the country’s entrenched judicial elite, who wield almost untouchable power. Judges regularly receive outrageous salaries leaps and bounds above the constitutional limit; opine liberally in interviews; have private businesses that benefit from public money and their public profile; and often squabble in open court as if they were on a reality show. (In one famous exchange in the Supreme Court, one minister quipped to another, “Your excellency is in the media destroying the credibility of the judiciary. Your excellency is not talking to one of his henchmen.”) If judges are caught red-handed committing serious crimes, the maximum penalty is retirement — with a full pension.
>It is amid these eccentricities of Brazil’s judiciary that the Lula trial unfolded among controversy. The president of the court who convicted Lula today — the boss of the three judges on the panel — previously declared in an interview that Moro’s indictment was “just” and “irreproachable” before confessing that he had not examined the evidence. One of the three judges who voted for today’s conviction, João Pedro Gebran Neto, is a personal friend and former classmate of Sergio Moro. In the acknowledgements of a book he wrote, Gebran describes Moro as a “learned and insightful man,” adding “our affinity and friendship only grew during this period, as it became clear that [Moro] collaborated decisively to this work with suggestions and criticisms.”
>Lula’s treatment at the hands the courts is not exactly anomalous, critics say. Brazil is grappling with a moral quandary over its criminal justice system: Is it fair that, like Lula, thousands of people are sentenced each year without irrefutable materia…
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Venezuela Thread by Shitting Snodgold - Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:46:47 EST ID:KX30W1pv No.164347 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Get ready for some bad fucking vibes...
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/17/world/americas/venezuela-children-starving.html

This is happening in the country with the largest proven, accessible oil reserves in the world. A full-on civil war is coming, and it is going to affect everyone in North and South America.
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Cedric Girringman - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:25:47 EST ID:xAmHx9MV No.164854 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Marduro is a fuck up for letting the US fuck with their economy and fund rioters.

This would never have happened under Chavez.
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Eliza Cebbernedge - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:11:50 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.164863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164854
Chavez had charisma, a high oil price and was much less openly fascist.
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Augustus Gezzlewill - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:24:37 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.164906 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164854
Are you kidding? The oil price crash caused this. They never diversified their economy during the good times. Sometimes someone can fuck up with no outside help.
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Matilda Mibberbet - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:33:35 EST ID:g1L/HLFE No.165360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164347
For anyone out there who's mad that Trump hasn't be aggressive enough with sanctions:
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Trump-Boasts-About-Sanctions-on-Venezuela-Cuba-Dictatorships-20180131-0001.html
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Polly Cidgefutch - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:54:37 EST ID:w4G8ki2H No.165365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164849
>>164846

They're actually 2nd highest behind Honduras who is actually the highest. lol


Riots and unrest in Honduras over fraudulent election by Jenny Bropperbure - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:54:53 EST ID:7ti2xIYK No.164379 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.truthdig.com/articles/252-scholars-call-u-s-embassy-investigate-honduran-presidential-election/
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/honduran-election-stolen-eight-years-u-s-backed-coup/
The US media doesn't want to talk about it, but Honduras is in the midst of having its election stolen again and the people are pissed. Eight years after the US-funded coup installed a brutally violent puppet state in the impoverished Central American state, hopes that things could turn around are once again being dashed by American electoral interference:
>American ally and incumbent Juan Orlando Hernández was declared the winner Sunday, instantly prompting allegations of election fraud and international concern over the country’s democratic process. Honduras, already plagued with civil unrest in the weeks following the election, is now embroiled in violent protests in which more than 20 people have died.
>Supporters of Hernández’s opponent, Salvador Nasralla, are clearly discouraged by the election process and outcome, and are calling on Honduras to hold a new round of elections. Nasralla himself alleges election fraud, labeling Hernández an “impostor” and warning that Honduras is at risk of a civil war if the election is not redone. The Organization of American States, a prominent global organization, has also expressed concern over the election process and called for a new election.
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Isabella Sumblespear - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:07:27 EST ID:ITzK8pm4 No.165358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165357
I didn't say "link". But if you insist, the very first link posted in this discusses Clinton's role in this. So whatever point you're trying to make, it seems to be based on a few fundamental misreadings of reality.

Is something wrong with your brain? Nb
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Cornelius Duckhall - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:34:53 EST ID:Fy8uKCKL No.165361 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165358
>ctrl+f: clinton
>ctrl+f: hillary
>only you
>aside from that image
that guy was the only person to bring it up directly. maybe you're not in the best position to argue about brain problems.
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Matilda Mibberbet - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:37:08 EST ID:g1L/HLFE No.165362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164379
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Hondurans-Protest-US-Support-for-Hernandez-in-Front-of-US-Embassy--20180129-0006.html
>Nearly 200 demonstrators, including members of religious groups, protested U.S. support for the re-election of right-wing Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in front of the U.S. embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on Sunday evening.

>The peaceful protesters held candles, chanted slogans and sang protest music.

>"We came to the United States Embassy to spark lights in the midst of the darkness of a dictatorship that has the immediate and permanent protection of the United States," said Ismael Moreno, a Jesuit leader.
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Graham Grimwater - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:38:01 EST ID:gbYuNd4K No.165363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165355
Not sure I'd call a may may a "news source"...
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Hugh Mullyhot - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:49:52 EST ID:UYXIXU7j No.165364 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165361
So when you said that was "The only anti hillary thing here I see", what you meant by that was "I don't read OP news links and only ctrl-f threads when I get into arguments online".

That kind of sounds like your own personal problem. Also, I still can't tell what your point is supposed to be.


Israel extends detention of teenage girl for slapping soldier in viral video by William Foblingchud - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:11:47 EST ID:fuWNDovJ No.164482 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Israel has extended for the third time the ongoing detention of perhaps the most dangerous existential threat they've ever faced... a 16-year old girl:
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.831838?v=0BCA035E99FB76521F958A4002101DA1
>A military court on Thursday extended the detention until Monday of Ahed Tamimi, the 16-year-old Palestinian girl who was recently filmed slapping and punching Israeli soldiers in her West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. The detention of Ahed’s mother, Nariman, was also extended until Monday. The pair have been held since December 19.

The video of a young girl slapping a heavily-armed occupying soldier had already gone viral online, and her subsequent arrest - intended to placate butthurt right-wing Israelis - has only brought more international press and attention to her situation:
https://theintercept.com/2017/12/20/israel-tackles-existential-threat-posed-16-year-old-palestinian-girl/
> The outrage was stoked by Israelis, who claimed that the confrontation with the soldiers had been staged to generate sympathy and made no mention of the fact that the incident took place after an Israeli soldier shot Ahed’s 15-year-old cousin in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet during a demonstration against the ongoing military occupation. The girl’s father, Bassem, told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that his daughter, who will be 17 in January, was angry because her cousin Mohammed had been shot, and it was unclear at the time if he would survive. (Over the weekend, doctors removed the bullet from the boy’s skull and he was placed in a medically induced coma.)

In trying to silence her, the Israeli government has turned a marginalized young girl into an international symbol of anti-colonial resistance, bringing more unwanted attention to their ongoing campaign of ethnic cleansing. Good job, dummies.
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Fanny Crippermat - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:49:19 EST ID:+nVneQZH No.165258 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164482
>When you're so isolated in the international community that you start accusing families of being crisis actors

https://theintercept.com/2018/01/25/israeli-official-mocked-bizarre-claim-detained-palestinian-teen-paid-actor/
>Michael Oren, Israel’s senior official in charge of diplomacy, was roundly mocked on Thursday for admitting that he had opened a formal investigation of a family of Palestinian activists based on an internet conspiracy theory, which claims that they are not a real family but a troupe of actors paid to pretend that the occupation of their land in the West Bank upsets them.
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Hamilton Smallway - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:32:50 EST ID:KyhWfW8J No.165277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165258

Alex Jones Is ghost writing for Israel's PR campaign
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Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:35:57 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165277
BDS is turning the frickin frogs gay!
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Cyril Fuckingshit - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:03:39 EST ID:Nyq/4TP3 No.165336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is this cutie free yet?
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Matilda Murrymutch - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:25:52 EST ID:dOnjHCrd No.165359 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>165336
No, but some people made her cake for her jailhouse birthday :3
she prob wasnt allowed to eat any tho :|


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