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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 :|


China Ready to Help Reconstruct Syria by Ian Pagglewadging - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:57:29 EST ID:Rk2iygyJ No.165333 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Looks like America's campaign of destruction in the Middle East is coming back to bite them as their hamfisted attempts at regime change drive regional actors into the arms of their geopolitical rivals:
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/China-Ready-to-Help-Reconstruct-Syria-20180130-0035.html
>China announced Tuesday it was ready to help reconstruction efforts in Syria, Chinese Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan told reporters, now that Syria has been victorious over the Islamic State group.

>“China is ready to take part in the post-war reconstruction of Syria. We will continue our assistance in keeping with our potential,” he said.
The diplomat explained there is a need to eliminate the threat of terrorism there, otherwise, it could spread.

>“Although the Islamic State terror group has been defeated is Syria, its remaining members, as well as other terrorist groups, such as Jabhat al-Nusra and the East Turkestan independence movement, still exist, so the war on terror is far from being over,” the Chinese envoy said.

>Xiaoyan called on other countries to cooperate in combating terrorism there.
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Hannah Seffingsteck - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:33:50 EST ID:j46mL8TP No.165334 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165333
Yeah,and the Syrian government is still asking for the US troops to leave and they still refuse to do so. Its just so embarrassing for them to lose in such a way. This does not bode well for Israel. Holy shit, we might actually see a free independent Palestine in our life, boys.
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Cyril Fuckingshit - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:22:07 EST ID:Nyq/4TP3 No.165342 Ignore Report Quick Reply
China is basically the international Godfather. Doing "favors" for countries in SA, ME, Africa, etc. that have been fucked over by the US.
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Hamilton Gonnerbeg - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 18:55:55 EST ID:oq1g2LP6 No.165343 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>165342
I like this analogy.
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Molly Grandfoot - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:12:51 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.165344 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165342
That's what the US and Russia did for decades. Then, they would fuck those countries. China will do the same. I know someone who worked in Africa, and the Joe Negro over there HATES the Chinese. They come in and setup mega-farms and drilling projects, but then bring over their own labor. The locals get all the problems and no benefits. The Chinese are viewed worse than Americans in not a few places. I think we are drone striking the ones who don't like us anyway....I dunno, check your Strava heat map and see....
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Emma Pucklelock - Mon, 05 Feb 2018 03:22:28 EST ID:lWlEy1EO No.165459 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165344
>They come in and setup mega-farms and drilling projects, but then bring over their own labor.

Pretty much, they tempt whatever government officials with prestigious projects and promises of improving the economy. They play into the naïveté and general lack of business acumen of many Africans to make them sign terrible contracts that only benefit the Chinese.

The Chinese proceed to strip the land of natural resources and send those back to China. The Africans are left with nothing but some improved infrastructure or whatever it is that the Chinese needed on site but couldn't bring back with them.


Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan Ripped as Thinly-Veiled 'Assault on the Environment' by Betsy Chudgeman - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:13:53 EST ID:hfsxO1ml No.165310 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As they try to distract us by demonizing foreigners and poor people, American corporations continue to be the real threat to the planet and the species:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/27/leaked-trump-infrastructure-plan-ripped-thinly-veiled-assault-environment
>Green groups reacted with alarm on Friday to a leaked Trump administration infrastructure draft that proposes a drastic rollback of environmental regulations in an attempt to expedite the construction of water-threatening oil pipelines, roads, bridges—and, of course, "the wall."

>The draft also includes a provision that would "expand the government's ability to have private firms pay for the federal environmental reviews of their own projects" while also restricting the ability of federal agencies to "weigh in or block a project from going forward," the Washington Post, which first obtained the leaked proposal, reports.

>While the proposal obtained by the Post is not yet fully formed, it provides a glimpse into how the Trump administration plans to proceed with what has been described as one of the president's top legislative priorities.
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George Feckleson - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:48:32 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.165323 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165322
Doesn't matter anymore. Whatever Trump says the truth is, is what Americans believe. We are so fucking stuck with him forever....
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Fuck Gollermet - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:49:28 EST ID:XDEzKFu3 No.165324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165321

I hate this logic. Jobs jobs jobs. Back in the day the working class would strike, reclaim and engage in mass revolt. Now in America, they look onward at the rest of the world doing so and think "lazy southern Europeans. Stop rioting! This austerity will help us..build an economy we have little to no vested interest in..so we can return to work for all time low wages worldwide as the economy hits record profits". The Barr's really fucking low isn't it? People would rather have temporary security than admit that the system in crisis is more desirable because the strength of capitalism only does one thing: extends the hell on earth it maintains. But oh no it's fine that the earth is taking some of its final breaths, and wealth gaps are reaching a peak. See the pattern? It's almost like the earth is being bled dry, and a select few are profiting from this. How else could we hit these record profits when most of us see dropping wages?
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Martin Brunningbanks - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:54:31 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.165326 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>165322
https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
The tax break has not yet shown any significant effects on unemployment or growth.
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Alice Fuckingford - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 23:47:35 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.165328 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165326
I guess its too soon to be measured. But in terms of what the tax cut was said to do, it failed on that front. We know what happens when we do this. It disincentivizes hiring more people. Thousands were laid off shortly after.

If I had to predict, it will have a net negative effect.
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Phyllis Cracklehood - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:38:22 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165328
The tax cut will not hurt GDP, the budget cuts to cover the deficit or bail out the debt in a few years will destroy it. Especially as they will target the poor who generate more demand per dollar than the rich who save. Investment is well and good until you have a demand recession.


NYPD Union Sues To Block Public Release Of Bodycam Footage by Cyril Dorringfig - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:28:02 EST ID:11JEv7Xl No.165271 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180121/14361539053/new-york-police-union-sues-nypd-to-block-public-release-body-camera-footage.shtml
>The route to equipping the NYPD with body cameras ran through a federal courtroom. As part of the remedies handed down in a civil rights lawsuit against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program, body cameras became required equipment for officers.

>NYPD officials seemed to support the plan. Not so the ostensible representative of the NYPD, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (PBA). The NYPD's union fought the cameras much as they have fought anything with a hint of accountability. A report by the NYPD's internal oversight found officers much less concerned about body cameras and access to footage than their supposed union reps.

>A long-delayed camera policy finally rolled out, making it clear cameras would serve officers and prosecutors much more than they would the general public. Now, the PBA is going to court to block the release of camera footage to the public. The PBA hopes the court will read public records laws the way it does, tossing body cam footage into the gaping hole of New York public records exemptions.
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Sidney Duckshit - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:05:04 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165284 Report Quick Reply
>>165279

Yeah it's straight-up the police union. They shelter killer pigs and neo-nazi thugs in the police force from prosecution.
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Sidney Duckshit - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:18:32 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165286 Report Quick Reply
>>165284

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/31/the-fbi-has-quietly-investigated-white-supremacist-infiltration-of-law-enforcement/
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Alice Fassledock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:23:21 EST ID:LcdDik9y No.165314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165271
Looks like they can't always keep a lid on everything:
https://theintercept.com/2018/01/27/nypd-predictive-policing-documents-lawsuit-crime-forecasting-brennan/
>Transparency Advocates Win Release of NYPD “Predictive Policing” Documents
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Eugene Billingfield - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:19:53 EST ID:EI1TkGKO No.165317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165284
That is what they are paid to do though
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George Feckleson - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:51:20 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.165325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165286
Good luck seeing any action on that. Cops could start wearing Pepe shirts and the Feds would turn a blind eye.


Facebook using "fake news" to push Orwellian information control by Basil Fuckinggold - Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:05:43 EST ID:OENXlxC/ No.165177 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Tech companies are using this opportunity to step up their efforts to bury independent, non-corporate and non-establishment news from the public view:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/21/small-independent-magazine-facebook
>Facebook’s recent company announcement should scare anyone who values independent and non-profit media.

>In response to mounting criticism over its role in spreading “fake news”, as well as research showing that social media has been making people less happy, Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the company is overhauling its news feed algorithms to de-emphasize “passive content” from brands and publishers and promote “meaningful interaction” with friends and family instead. Facebook says it wants its users to feel positive after using its service, and will display content accordingly. So more pictures of adorable dogs, fewer links to news sites.

>Similar changes by other tech companies have also financially damaged small content providers. Last year, when YouTube adjusted its algorithms, ostensibly to combat hate speech, a progressive political commentary show suddenly saw its revenue plummet and had to launch a crowdfunding campaign to survive. Changes made by Google News may have caused some sites to experience drops in traffic as high as 70%.
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Molly Bondlepedge - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:17:44 EST ID:ar9mMa8V No.165269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165268
I guess screaming "He's a JEW with money!" has more impact with some.
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Samuel Mecklesat - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:20:46 EST ID:UFTidapS No.165270 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165269
Each side has their own unique xenophobia-based "shut off my brain and get conspiratorial" button, yes.

And they are all retarded in their own special way.
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Phineas Paggleville - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:59:04 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.165274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165268
>really does turn someone into a precog 128-dimension chessmaster wizard

You're right. Only American agencies can have that said about them, that only no-name small-time media can uncover the story, because they are JUST THAT GOOD covering their trails.

Anyway, keep this shit in the appropriate threads.
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Molly Bondlepedge - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:34:29 EST ID:ar9mMa8V No.165275 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165270
I should have asked " Which one of those two men's rivals and dissenters end up in prison, disgraced or assassinated in the streets?".
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Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:44:03 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165308 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Twitter is getting in on it, too. Surprise surprise, they're using "fake news" as a pretext to bury anti-imperialist voices and to promote status quo and pro-military voices
https://www.mintpressnews.com/twitter-policy-censors-self-defense-against-militaries-but-allows-promotion-of-state-violence/236021/
>Glenn Greenwald noted: “So telling that Twitter’s new prohibition on advocating violence exempts those who want govts or militaries to kill. Thus, ‘I want US Govt to nuke N Korea’ or ‘Israel should obliterate Gaza’: permitted. But ‘it’s justified for Muslims to use violence in self-defense’: banned.”


Democratic "Resistance" Leadership Voted to Increase Trump's Spying Powers by Lillian Smallgold - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:22:09 EST ID:0agNkt4C No.164893 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The media's been largely ignoring this, but Congressional Democrat leaders, including #resistance leaders like Nancy Pelosi, just voted to increase Donald Trump's vast unaccountable warrantless spying apparatus. Aside from the usual concerns of maintaining this hugely expensive unconstitutional panopticon, this raises the question of just how sincere the political and media establishment is in their big theatrical #resistance of the Trump presidency:
https://theintercept.com/2018/01/12/the-same-democrats-who-denounce-trump-as-a-lawless-treasonous-authoritarian-just-voted-to-give-him-vast-warrantless-spying-powers/
>As the American Civil Liberties Union put it bluntly about the bill supported by Pelosi and Schiff: “The House just passed a bill to give the Trump administration greater authority to spy on Americans, immigrants, journalists, dissidents, and everyone else.” The privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation echoed that sentiment: “The House just approved the disastrous NSA surveillance extension bill that will allow for continued, unconstitutional surveillance that hurts the American people and violates our Fourth Amendment rights.”
>But the most important point here is what this says about how Democrats really view Donald Trump. How can anyone rational possibly take seriously all the righteous denunciations from people like Pelosi, Schiff, and Swalwell about how Trump is a lawless, authoritarian tyrant existentially threatening American democracy when those very same people just yesterday voted in favor of vesting him the virtually limitless power to spy on Americans with no warrants or safeguards? If someone really believed those accusations about Trump — as opposed to just pretending to believe them for cynical political manipulation of their followers — how could they possibly have done what they did yesterday?
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Shit Nushgold - Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:13:02 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.164979 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164974
Sadly, all establshment Democrats need to do is Scream "MOSCOW SHILL" at anyone left of Center and they'll have the primary all sorted out.


Hell, just wait until Sanders becomes a Deep cover Soviet agent claims to pop up.
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Esther Changerville - Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:21:01 EST ID:o4BwxZhq No.164980 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164974
Amen to this. Pelosi spends most of her time trying to suck money out of rich pockets. And little time actually being a Dem.
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Fanny Lightforth - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:35:53 EST ID:RRt1vVqQ No.165018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164893
This is why it's so important to spread then word about actual populist alternatives to these bloodsuckers. The corporate media is going to do everything possible to pretend primary alternatives don't exist, so it's on us to get educated
http://inthesetimes.com/features/left_populism_corporate_democrats_2018_primaries.html
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Angus Sillerfoot - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:31:55 EST ID:3wUyzjro No.165254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164893
Really makes you wonder how much they believe their own shit about foreign interference and puppets and shit if they're willing to give him unilateral control over a globak unaccountabke panopticon.

Almost as if it's all a smokescreen to keep things business as usual...
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Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:33:06 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165306 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164893
Pelosi is a fucking liability. You want to take control of the government away from Repubs, you gotta get rid of her and Schumer first
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/371488-new-gop-ad-attacks-dem-in-pa-special-election-over-pelosi


#BailoutCaucus: Senate Democrats Join GOP Effort to Dismantle Wall Street Regulations by Fanny Crippermat - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:59:40 EST ID:+nVneQZH No.165262 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/27/bailoutcaucus-these-11-senate-democrats-are-joining-republicans-effort-dismantle
>A group of nearly a dozen Senate Democrats is teaming up with President Donald Trump and the GOP in an aggressive push to gut Wall Street regulations, and thanks to a new campaign launched on Friday by the anti-corruption organization Rootstrikers, this group has a name: "The Bailout Caucus."

>In total, 11 Democratic senators and Angus King (I-Maine) are joining hands with Republicans to push through GOP-crafted legislation (S.2155) that progressive Democrats and Wall Street critics say will undermine crucial post-financial crisis regulations, roll back consumer protections, and open the door to another crash.

>In an email on Friday, Rootstrikers noted that it is working alongside several other advocacy groups to pressure Democrats to "drop their support of the bill," which is expected to hit the Senate floor for a vote as early as next month.
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Shit Honeyville - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:29:52 EST ID:kqpOounY No.165282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165262
I'm really surprised at how many Dems up for reelection this year are supporting this. Like, fuck, if I didn't HAVE to face the public for another 5-6 years, yeah, give me some of that wall street lobbyist money cause the Republicans will probably squeeze this through anyway, same with representatives in democratic strongholds like Delaware, but damn, there are democratic senators in red/purple states up for reelection this year supporting this.

Shouldn't they be doing something to differentiate themselves from the pro-corporate republican party? Isn't that why a lot of swing voters supposedly went red? Because they (incorrectly) believed Trump was actually populist and that (probably correctly) Hillary was too pro-corporations?
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Sidney Duckshit - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:02:15 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.165283 Report Quick Reply
>>165282

Both parties are owned by Wall Street. This could also potentially be a long-game deal where they say "Yeah go ahead, deregulate. When the economy crashes again we know who voted the majority for it."
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Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:20:33 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165283
>This could also potentially be a long-game deal where they say "Yeah go ahead, deregulate. When the economy crashes again we know who voted the majority for it."
How fucking noble.


Bannon, alt-right lash out at Romney, Mormons by Emma Pockstock - Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:41:21 EST ID:7a5ukmqg No.163963 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/12/06/hatch-blasts-bannons-attack-on-romneys-faith-as-disappointing-and-unjustified/
As the fight over Roy Moore and the soul (lol) of the Republican party continues, the alt-right wing of the party has turned its sights on an old favorite: the Mormons. After Romney essentially called Moore a "stain" on the party, froglord Steve Bannon lashed out at Romney with a direct attack on his faith:
>“By the way, Mitt, while we’re on the subject of honor and integrity, you avoided service, brother,” Bannon said, according to The Washington Post. “Mitt, here’s how it is, brother: The college deferments, we can debate that — but you hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam.”

This had the predictable result of pissing off pretty much everyone in Utah, including Hatch:
>“I also resent anyone attacking any person’s religious views, but particularly our own Christian LDS faith and the selfless service of missionary work,” Hatch continued. “I’d be more than happy to sit down with Mr. Bannon and help him understand more about the LDS Church at his convenience. I’ve got a copy of the Book of Mormon with his name on it.”

This will likely only widen the rift growing within the party as the ascendant shithead redneck wing of the party continues to antagonise alienate everyone else within both the party and the country as a whole:
>While Bannon’s statements may turn off or irritate those in the West’s Mormon Belt, it could play well in the deep South, including Alabama, where a key constituency of evangelicals see the LDS faith as heretical. And it could be a concerted effort to drive evangelicals to the polls for the special election Tuesday. Moore holds a small lead over Democrat Doug Jones.
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James Clebbleson - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:08:55 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.165287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165267
see:
>>165278
flyover/red staters complain endlessly about "coastal elites" and their smug condescension. then Trump does the same to other countries and the same Trumpettes who complained about Northern condescension are suddenly all like, "hey man, just calling a shithole a shithole!"

apparently it's okay to denigrate shithole countries but it's not okay to denigrate shithole states ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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James Blackspear - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:26:02 EST ID:MHmSvYtY No.165290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165287
Comparatively some states may not be as nice as a whole than others, but you can bet I'd rather live in Mississippi than Haiti or Sierra Leone, or even South Africa
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James Ningerbury - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:16:14 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.165292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>165290
I'd rather live in Gabon than the CAR, but I'd still react to someone from Gabon calling the CAR a shithole with incredulity.

Even more so when the only visas for these "shitholes" which allow residency require the immigrant to be far more successful than the troglodytes railing against them.
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Ernest Fanstock - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:48:09 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.165295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165278
Never mind those countries are "shitholes" because the US MAKES them shitholes to enrich its multinationals.
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Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:18:47 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165295
This is why it's so important to focus on the the words that he used, so as to avoid confronting the underlying cause of these countries' problems US foreign policy.


Jeremy Corbyn Unveils Radical Plan to Help the Homeless: Buy Them Homes by Ebenezer Cimblesure - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:21:42 EST ID:KtqJY6sF No.165242 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/28/jeremy-corbyn-unveils-radical-plan-help-homeless-buy-them-homes
>In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlined the policy his party will immediately pursue to tackle "disgraceful" and "wholly unnecessary" levels of homelessness if it wins a majority in the next election.

>The policy is straightforward: Buy homes for the thousands of British citizens sleeping on the streets. According to government figures released last week, the number of people who slept outside on a given night in 2017 rose 15 percent from the previous year.

>To combat this crisis, Corbyn said a Labour government would "purchase 8,000 properties across the country to give immediate housing to those people who are currently homeless and at the same time require local authorities to build far more."

>"We would give local authorities the power to take over deliberately kept vacant properties," Corbyn added. "There is something grossly insulting about the idea you would build a luxury block... [and] deliberately keep it empty knowing that with property price inflation the investor is going to make 10 percent or 12 percent a year."
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Reuben Gabbledale - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:19:49 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165288 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165280
I am very aware of the bigger picture. I just assumed you'd understand without it being said. You didn't clearly My concern is not that this won't help but that it underestimates how much help we should give the homeless. Allow me to educate you.

A lot of homeless need more than a job or whatever, a lot of them are mentally ill but not ill enough to be locked up so they're left on the streets self medicating their miserable lives with various substances. There's violence and sexual abuse and this compounds it. After a certain amount of time anyone left out is going to be at huge risk of being fucked up by the process.

Some of them, the unfortunate, the young who haven't been entirely broken and the like will have their lives turned around and prevention by better supporting them earlier is better than cure. The tories cut housing benefits for under 22s which fucks care leavers hard, the most vulnerable of the lot. There's a lady at work who was a care leaver that got tossed out by the government but she was lucky to land on some couches and get a job but she's an isolated example and she shouldn't have needed a friend with a spare couch.

Anyway what you should have understood from my post is this. Extra houses will help but it will not be nearly enough, it needs to be part of a broader approach, one which was at least partly present within the manifesto last year. We still need to get those murdering psychopaths out of power though.
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Reuben Gabbledale - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:37:11 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165288
Hmm I guess my mistake was due to my latent Reubenism. nb

It also explains how I trotted out so much word salad there. Actually, I'm going to blame my fucking neighbours on that.
>>165261
At least they wouldn't be moving house at 2am on Tuesday morning when they're at the top of a block of flats.
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Barnaby Claybanks - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:29:38 EST ID:0G4khkLx No.165297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That picture killed me and I am in fact dead.

I love Bernie, but Corbyn brings it hard on every issue. If Bernie wasn't scared to voice a radical foreign policy he probably would of won.

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I live in a very conservative part of California, but back in the 80s one of the cities rounded up all these people who were living under an on ramp, put them up in a motel for 6 months and gave them city jobs. Something like 80% of them stayed off the street. That's pretty good results.
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Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:15:28 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165288
So your big helpful insight is that this one initiative won't solve every problem at once?
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Polly Fosslecocke - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:57:31 EST ID:IqzMdd3c No.165316 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165302
No.


Trump Ignores Russian Sanctions Law by Fanny Clibberfuck - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:30:57 EST ID:Cb/UsCp1 No.165298 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is a pretty big fucking deal. Congress passed a law requiring Trump to implement new Sanctions on Russia to punish them for their interference in the 2016 elections, Trump signed it because it passed with a veto-proof majority, it became law, and now Trump has announced he's going to ignore the law and not implement the sanctions and everyone has just shrugged. This is the Executive branch outright ignoring the laws congress passed. More specifically, it's Trump ignoring the laws the US congress passed to do the bidding of Vladimir Putin. Now I wonder why he would do that...(hint, the piss tape is real)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-sanctions/trump-administration-holds-off-on-new-russia-sanctions-despite-law-idUSKBN1FI2V7

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/30/the-trump-administrations-weird-explanation-for-withholding-russia-sanctions/
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Ernest Fanstock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:33:50 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.165299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, but only Congress can do anything about it.

Not that was a bad idea in theory. I doubt the founding fathers would have ever guessed that Congress could be so cowed that a President could ignore them and they'd just accept it.

Also, now that Trump has signed it, what exactly does he have to do? I mean its not like the president goes out and tells banks and multi-nationals to stop trading with Russia.
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Nell Bamblebock - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:12:58 EST ID:z3nxsaS0 No.165301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>165298
Out of all the things to criticize Trump on, this is like the one thing that most Americans couldn't possibly give a shit about.


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