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Ibuprofen Destroys Male Gonads And Sterilizes Men by Nüprin - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:54:26 EST ID:mAlrbMpL No.164800 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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> For the men taking ibuprofen, within 14 days, their luteinizing hormones -- which are secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulate the testicles to produce testosterone -- became coordinated with the level of ibuprofen circulating in their blood. At the same time, the ratio of testosterone to luteinizing hormones decreased, a sign of dysfunctional testicles.

>This hormonal imbalance produced compensated hypogonadism, a condition associated with impaired fertility, depression and increased risk for cardiovascular events, including heart failure and stroke.

> However, it's unknown whether the health effects of long-term ibuprofen use are reversible, he said.

Oh! Oh! Wait, wait... remember this?


> But the presence of so many prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.

Lol trannies. Lol no fap November. Lol chem trails. Lol beta weeb waifu clutching incel wizards.
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Simon Mipperhin - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:05:25 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.164807 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>The best part of this is looking back on a decade of image board debate across all the chans, and remembering how in end I WAS REALLY RIGHT!!!
yup, you definitely come across as a chantard alright.
Fuck Panninghall - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:45:07 EST ID:8VjSh0BX No.164813 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>something obviously wrong across the modern western world, and it was the water. All along it was the water.
Mandrake, have you ever seen antifa drink a glass of water?
Rebecca Wobblebane - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:25:54 EST ID:Nk4OT4zW No.164836 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This gives me a awful feeling. Better take some Ibuprofen
Hamilton Mandlehudge - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:35:26 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.164837 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Thinks 3rd world water is cleaner than water in the "western world".

Better go in and take it . Let's hope malaria medication doesn't turn you into a ladyboy too.

The reason shit like your pic didn't happen 40 years ago was because the only sex dolls available were inflatable and embarrassing looking.
Beatrice Pickfield - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:37:42 EST ID:sGzjiDe8 No.164843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well, now that you mention it, sir, I don't believe I have... And, indeed, I suppose that's rather odd, if I may be so bold, sir.

A cryptocurrency created as a parody is now worth more than $1 billion by Nigel Tillingdale - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:05:23 EST ID:MlidkWIL No.164652 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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> Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency created as a parody after a popular internet meme, now has a market cap of more than $1.1 billion

>The rise of Dogecoin and other bitcoin descendants is due to the fact that they're perceived as being "cheap" compared to bitcoin or ether, according to Dave Chapman from Octagon Strategy

>One of the Dogecoin founders told a cryptocurrency news site that the token's rise makes him worry about market excess
Worth more than Bitcoin,
Welcome to 2018
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Edwin Sinnertot - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:36:51 EST ID:3E+uYiLw No.164697 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah, lol. That's why it's useless to throw the ball to the consumers, as they're dealing with a 8-billion-people-sized prisoner's dilemma. Change should come from the top-down, through environmental legislation.

Politicians and economists encouraging spending and reckless economic growth influences the attitudes of consumers, who are incentivized to buy ever more shit due to planned obsolescence practices while polluting industries gets let off the hook.
Hedda Pogglewater - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:03:38 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.164698 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cool way to over look his point for a snarky one liner that wasn't good to begin with.
Fanny Dettingstock - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:27:40 EST ID:QujrQMI+ No.164699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i mean, all the bitcoin/crypto dissent comes from established bankers, and their reasoning in the post-gold standard era is laughable, if not insulting. small investors make money off of midsized investors, and all make a profit off the bubble. This is how the stock market works, so what's the difference?

if crypto is monumentally successful and bankers fail to capitalize, it could possibly even damage the USD score one libertarians
Jack Blythedock - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:45:42 EST ID:A7+muvk1 No.164727 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Posting on 420chan doesn't use anywhere near as much energy as is required to mine additional bitcoins. Not even in the same ballpark.

You are retarded, and what's sad is that I'm sure you thought you were being real fucking clever with this snarky comment. Retard.
Charles Bardshit - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:39:20 EST ID:CrzK7cKZ No.164822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This shit looks exactly like a repeat of the .com bubble from the long long ago.

But hey, at least someone out there can say they got rich off of internet meme monopoly money. That's a memory that lasts a lifetime.

Under pressure, Trump team backs off proposal to cull foreign tech workforce by Samuel Gonningnit - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:13:03 EST ID:xqOsfz/B No.164777 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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In a move that should surprise nobody, it turns out Trump isn't all that dedicated to keeping American jobs for Americans, at least not in the tech sector. Trump supporting tech workers hoping for sweeping changes to the H-1B visa program are due for some big disappointment:
>Under intense pressure from the business and technology communities, the Trump administration appears to be backing away from a policy change that could have forced foreign tech workers out of the country.
>The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Department of Homeland Security, on Monday said it was still conducting a thorough review of worker visa programs. But after McClatchy reported over New Year’s weekend that the agency was weighing a specific policy shift that would prevent foreign tech industry workers from keeping their visas longer than six years, the agency reversed course on that proposal.
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William Soshford - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:51:57 EST ID:Nyq/4TP3 No.164815 Ignore Report Quick Reply

but if we close our eyes, tap our heels together three times, and wish with all our hearts, the niggers and spics will disappear and we will return to a society based on exports of raw materials and low-skilled manufacturing. that is after all what jesus wanted
Hamilton Mandlehudge - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:11:25 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.164817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Coal miner is an old job that has been replaced by small teams of machine operators. The image of men with pick axes and buckets is an antiquated one. Even if we switched entirely to coal power it wouldn't have an effect on unemployment, it may actually raise it considering most power plants don't run on coal and they probably employ more people than coal mining with modern equipment ever could.

Tech companies will go with the people here on work visas because they will accept less pay and they are kiss asses that fear getting sent home. They just expect them to go above and beyond their job description for no extra incentive other than they want to stay. Outsourcing does fuck over workers here, but it's not like these companies are innocent victims in all of this. I have heard rumors of companies like Google buying cruise ships they plan on parking a few miles off the coast that they will turn into coding farms for people they want to employ but don't want to go through the Visa process with. They would find a way to outsource even if it was illegal.
Charles Bardshit - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:12:40 EST ID:CrzK7cKZ No.164818 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>We literally don't have the people to do this work. People coming in H1B's are not getting paid less than Americans doing the same work would. H1B is not outcourcing.
Looks like someone drank the corporate Kool-Aid. I sometimes forget that we actually have regulars on this website who are this gullible and naive about corporate hiring practices.

CEOs have your best interests in mind, everyone. Just trust them. Trust them.
David Gishbanks - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:26:26 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.164820 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Coal miner is an old job that has been replaced by small teams of machine operators. The image of men with pick axes and buckets is an antiquated one. Even if we switched entirely to coal power it wouldn't have an effect on unemployment, it may actually raise it considering most power plants don't run on coal and they probably employ more people than coal mining with modern equipment ever could.
Not with that attitude.
Once Trump does away with those troublesome regulations the great mining companies will give good Americans good American Jobs.
Cornelius Wirringdire - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:59:50 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.164841 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>3 sentences
>3 ad-homs
>0 counter arguments
boy, you sure showed him.

in all seriousness, we really don't have enough skilled americans to man these jobs. we might have had we actually invested in education and such, but conservatives think reading is for faggots and wanting to provide an education makes you an elitist asshole, so here we are.

if you work in IT/tech (or recruiting) you know how fucking hard it is to find qualified people for these jobs. hell, it's a tough time for employers to find even unskilled workers right now because it's so easy for workers to just fuck off to an easier job that pays the same.

Is this freeze peach kosher? by Charlotte Drocklestock - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:57:49 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.164573 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Facebook has publicly admitted to working with the US and Israeli governments to remove posts and accounts it sees as a threat to Israel. At the same time speech that will get others barred from using the platform is not only tolerated, but celebrated and encouraged. Facebook decided to commit to these policies after the state of Israel threatened to block access to the site in their country.


>In September of last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.”

>Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country.

>Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders: "Shortly after news broke earlier this month of the agreement between the Israeli government and Facebook, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to the social media giant over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed “incitement.” She said Facebook had granted 95 percent of the requests."

>A 2016 report from the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms detailed how extensive the Facebook censorship was: Pages and personal accounts that were filtered and blocked: Palestinian Dialogue Network (PALDF.net) Gaza now, Jerusalem News Network, Shihab agency, Radio Bethlehem 2000, Orient Radio Network, page Mesh Heck, Ramallah news, journalist Huzaifa Jamous from Abu Dis, activist Qassam Bedier, activist Mohammed Ghannam, journalist Kamel Jbeil, administrative accounts for Al Quds Page, administrative accounts Shihab agency, activist Abdel-Qader al-Titi, youth activist Hussein Shajaeih, Ramah Mubarak (account is activated), Ahmed Abdel Aal (account is activated), Mohammad Za’anin (still deleted), Amer Abu Arafa (still de…
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Henry Worthingstone - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:28:08 EST ID:ntJou5ot No.164796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think it's more likely that they thought "this guy is edgy, let's try to get a rise out of him".

Of course, a socially maladapted autist wouldn't be able to tell, so you are forgiven.
Phineas Dreddlewater - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:25:17 EST ID:701DYUCx No.164799 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol i ain't even that guy. stay triggered, friendo
Fanny Grandville - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:38:55 EST ID:u35xloTz No.164804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Are you gonna be mad about this all week, man? Settle down.
Fuck Panninghall - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:17:07 EST ID:8VjSh0BX No.164811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When we start putting out blind faith in Silicon Valley to act as the arbiters and gatekeepers for most of our communication and dissemination of information, shit like this happens:
Social media companies have become the vanguard of reactionary right-wing sentiments of all stripes.

Please stop derailing threads because failed portmanteaus like "supidcaust" apparently and inexplicably trigger you so much. Of all the dumb arguments I've seen on /n/, this may be the dumbest.
Hannah Piblinghat - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:07:50 EST ID:y2Qvm1ye No.164842 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dude just don't fucking respond if you actually want it to end. Except you're actually supidcaust guy, aren't you? Dude, stop being mad and just let it go. inb4 you can't let it go.

Call of Duty gaming community points to ‘swatting’ in deadly Wichita police shooting by Barnaby Bibbertare - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:16:19 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.164488 Report Reply Quick Reply
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Online gamers have said in multiple Twitter posts that the shooting of a man Thursday night by Wichita police was the result of a “swatting” hoax involving two gamers.
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Ernest Hingernadge - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:18:15 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.164792 Report Quick Reply

There does seen to be a high correlation between autistic scumfucks and CoD games. Bunch of wannabe soldiers and boot camp washouts living in their fucking fantasy worlds pretending to be killing "bad guys" from the comfort of their own home. It's something about this weird-ass gun culture masculinity bullshit, like having a piece makes you more of a man, and more powerful.
Polly Furringsod - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:23:27 EST ID:JC+XmlCC No.164793 Ignore Report Quick Reply

true but don't commies and anarchists love Gun's too? How come I only see them in games like ro2,insurgency,arma, or pubg? (I can tell by usernames made to troll like redsoldier or pics of anarchist militia members from fascist Europe). Do they just have better taste than edgelord rightists who just want to shoot terrorists in cod?
Esther Pockhall - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:37:55 EST ID:FhzGJ39u No.164794 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Woah cool it with the ableist language
Phineas Songerhood - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:32:20 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.164795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's all about how the game is being played. CoD specifically aims at the lowest-common-denominator shite in gameplay, gamemodes, marketing and game philosophy.

Just consider for a moment how CoD relates to Doom's concept of orthogonal unit differentiation; in which most enemies have unique attributes that set them apart. In CoD, EVERYTHING is a guy with a gun that dies in a few hits. Now consider the big competitors of CoD. Battlefield has soldiers, tanks, jeeps, aircraft, ships, etc. you get the idea. While all humans have the same attributes, the inclusion of vehicles means there are still distinct enemy classes. This makes the gameplay of Battlefield more complex, even if it's still a very shallow level of orthogonal unit differentiation compared to games like Doom or Deus Ex.
And I haven't even discussed teamwork, cooperative play etc.

CoD is for retards that want to shoot other people without thinking. Basically, it's a cop game.
Fuck Panninghall - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:59:00 EST ID:8VjSh0BX No.164809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>It seems I log into an fps and people are yelling racial slurs, sucking cops dicks, even saw one name "darrenwilsonamericanhero". Then I log into an mmorpg and everyone's leftist as fuck and chill in the chats talking about reasonable shit.
MMOs depend on some degree of long-term thinking, cooperation, and effective communication. FPS, generally, do not.

So, while basically anyone can get into and enjoy FPS, MMOs by nature have a self-selecting process that weeds out alt-right personality traits.

Also, it's a lot easier to permaban people from MMOs completely vs hundreds of individual private FPS servers, which probably helps.

FBI foils ex-marine's planned Christmas terror attack by Clara Giffingpure - Sun, 24 Dec 2017 11:10:26 EST ID:8c32w9KN No.164432 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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But let's build that wall and ban Muslims from entering the country... There's absolutely nothing we have to worry about domestically...
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Fanny Pittman - Sat, 30 Dec 2017 22:48:00 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.164535 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I graciously accept your tip.
Jarvis Brummlefuck - Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:41:59 EST ID:FYyxfrm9 No.164537 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this whole moral relativism is flawed thinking. No one is denying that there are bad people domestically, the problem is people like you WANT MORE!

Besides this guy was influenced by radical Islam.
Augustus Shittinglock - Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:21:58 EST ID:G5UzmBxB No.164538 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think the point everyone (who's not a retard) wants you to get is that statistically speaking, the foreigners are less of a threat than the people who live here domestically, so using your same logic, shouldn't we want more foreigners and less domestic birth? Your logic is backwards you stupid fuck, and none of you ever seem to be able to pick up on it. You're just oblivious to introspection and self-awareness.

And to your point about radical Islam, what about radical sovereign citizens? Radical white power groups? Radical white kids that shoot up their school because they're bullied? I can find any number of radical ideas that cause as much, or more violence, so again, your priorities are fucking dumb.
James Greenwater - Sun, 31 Dec 2017 16:37:46 EST ID:WEfrw1p/ No.164544 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Most terror plots and threats in America are far right. The media don't report on it. Like in az those dudes who put bombs at the az border to blow up Mexicans. Nobody heard of that. Give him a foreign name and replace Mexicans with shoppers in store and it's headlines though. People want to blame Trump alone but the reality is America has been beating the war drum of fascism since 9/11. It's just finally peaked
Fucking Puckleleck - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:56:33 EST ID:DMqF5EoF No.164775 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't forget those Trump-loving good ol' boys who just wanted to patriotically murder hundreds of civilians with bombs:

But ignore all that, citizen. It's Muslims, Russians, antifa and BLM you need to be afraid of. Ignore the role that the right-wing has played in terrorist violence throughout the entirety of American history. Ignore the nakedly violent and often treasonous threats coming from conservative white America. No, white American right-wingers get a pass no matter how bad they get.

FCC Announces National Roll Out Of Amber Alerts But For Cops by Clara Parringchit - Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:59:42 EST ID:dwdruGt5 No.164465 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Still not convinced that the police are a special class of privilege whose lives are more important than mere peasants like you? Fear not, the FCC will soon start hijacking your phone's alert system to remind you of your subservience on a regular basis:
>The Federal Communications Commission today added a new alert option—called a “Blue Alert”—to the nation’s emergency alerting systems. Blue Alerts can be used by state and local authorities to notify the public of threats to law enforcement and to help apprehend dangerous suspects.

In addition to keeping the smallfolk in a constant state of fear and paranoia, this system should help citizens to remember their place and stay in line:
>In all seriousness, the Blue Alert system only serves one purpose: to elevate law enforcement officers above the people they serve, granting their victimhood a higher status than that granted to their fellow citizens.
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Frederick Chaddlekerk - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:30:32 EST ID:bwT9isft No.164716 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Fred Hampton

Believed in armed self defense. Murdered in his bed


Believed in civil disobedience but refused to denounce the other side of the movement. Murdered outside of motel room.

Seems like the only way to avoid being threatened and murdered or injured and imprisoned by fascists, racists and authortitarians is to shut up and do as they wish. Exactly why people who choose non violence and violence need to stick together, as brothers and sisters in the struggle. In the end they'll kill you all.
Esther Blatherworth - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:31:29 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.164717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think we might be debating at cross purpose. I have no argument about there being a time to stand and resist, and that may mean taking arms. I disagree with the idea that crime is purely a reaction to government oppression. I agree that it can be. The Government making things crimes that shoudn't be, or the reaction oppression leading to lashing out. I"m saying lets not act like Al Capone, or the Los Zetas are fighting the good fight.
Frederick Goggledutch - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:39:53 EST ID:97YLCHUp No.164718 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well we agree then. All im saying is I don't trust police go actively respond to people like say Pablo or Capone out of a moral high point in the end they're just trying to enforce their own power and have done things just as horrible as the people theyre after in their chase.

The Mafia in Mexico was used to disappear dissidents same in Italy. An anarchist bank robber wrote about how they were miserable criminals who do little to break free from the brutal mentality of society and live depressed and addictive lifestyles, all for materialism. At the same time a lot of people who get into crime would be less disgraceful if they were apart of something bigger. Crime will always exist and I'm sure we can all agree that if as many criminals wanted to be robin hood ratber than Scarface, most people would be better off.
Esther Blatherworth - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:21:43 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.164740 Ignore Report Quick Reply

As I was arguing last night about Crime and such, I'm not as anti-cop as a lot of people here, but what the fuck were they thinking?
Fucking Puckleleck - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:30:41 EST ID:DMqF5EoF No.164771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They're thinking that it doesn't matter what the smallfolk think, they're gonna do whatever they fucking feel like. Nobody has contempt for American citizens quite like American cops do.

New Hampshire, Vermont move towards cannabis legalization by Jarvis Gindershit - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:02:18 EST ID:xdmTIq9E No.164736 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As of this morning, both Vermont and New Hampshire have passed legalization measures for recreational cannabis through their houses of representatives. The legislation is currently pending state senate approval in both cases.



Personally I'm kind of psyched to see New England become a sort of cannabis mecca, should both or even one of these wind up passing.
Esther Blatherworth - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:51:17 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.164739 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Its a shame the boarders are controlled by the Feds, since Canada is going to mass legalizes this year. There could be cons on Weed otherwise.
Barnaby Grandbanks - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:57:19 EST ID:u35xloTz No.164745 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The one silver lining to the Trump admin is all these spineless fence-sitting lanyard libs finally getting off their asses and making big plays just to spite him.
Esther Blatherworth - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:13:05 EST ID:WXUWSia2 No.164746 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I know some here don't see the Dems as any different, but I say perfection should not be a reason not to improve things when we can.
Fucking Puckleleck - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:27:48 EST ID:DMqF5EoF No.164770 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Surely such principled states-rights guys like Sessions will totally respect this decision, right guys?

Turkish lawyers say decree grants impunity for political violence by Samuel Bunkinsudge - Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:54:18 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.164442 Report Reply Quick Reply
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ANKARA (Reuters) - A new emergency decree in Turkey could allow vigilantes to carry out political violence with impunity against opponents of the government suspected of involvement in last year’s coup attempt, Turkey’s main lawyers’ groups said on Monday.

The government defended the emergency decree, issued on Sunday, which it said was intended to ensure that Turks who took to the streets to protect the elected government during the failed 2016 coup would not face punishment.

Turkey already granted officials immunity last year from prosecution for their official actions taken to suppress the coup. Sunday’s decree extended that immunity to civilians “whether they have an official title or not, and whether they have carried out official duties or not”.

The lawyers’ groups said the measure was vaguely-worded and could lead to violence.

“People will start shooting each other in the head on the streets. How will you prevent this?” Metin Feyzioglu, the head of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations, said in a video response.

>Reminder that Turkey is a nuclear-armed state, a member of NATO and also a major stopping-off point for ISIS recruits.
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Nell Pittridge - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:10:34 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.164594 Report Quick Reply

It would for about as long as it took for their neighbors to take advantage of the situation and wipe Israel out.
Frederick Sinningworth - Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:01:03 EST ID:kwQHbRfQ No.164629 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It was a Greek ship if I remember correctly. Hilariously the Israelis managed to unite the Turks and the Greeks against them. One wonders how long they can keep this type of crap up. Unless the U.S.A. completely funds their economy they will pretty much collapse once the E.U. loses patience (I'm assuming that the middle east and north Africa would be boycotting them too).
Shit Wirringforth - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:12:36 EST ID:aGcyk74F No.164731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Grey Wolves are coming for you, kafir. Armenians, Alevis and Kurds watch out.

woof woof
Hamilton Buvingbed - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:56:25 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.164750 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That reminds me, some Kurdish soccer player almost got killed in an assassination attempt in Germany a day ago or something.
He was driving on the highway and someone in a black station wagon opened fire on him.
Fucking Puckleleck - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:18:51 EST ID:DMqF5EoF No.164768 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Turkish nationalists have been allowed to run around acting like mafia thugs with basically no western media scrutiny for a long time. Looks like that might be changing, largely due to Erdogan getting so uppity.

Judges: North Carolina must redo map skewed by partisanship by Polly Hizzlegold - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:20:12 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.164753 Report Reply Quick Reply
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina’s congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone.

The ruling marks the second time this decade that the GOP’s congressional boundaries in the state have been thrown out by a three-judge panel. In 2016, another panel tossed out two majority black congressional districts initially drawn in 2011, saying there was no justification for using race as the predominant factor in forming them. The redrawn map was the basis for a new round of lawsuits.
Beatrice Hudgebanks - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:51:11 EST ID:kqpOounY No.164754 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nice. It's fucking disgusting what Republicans have done to "democracy". The way these districts are drawn are a joke. A representative can't represent some of these districts that weave in and out of completely different geographical, demographical & socioeconomic areas. They are basically meaningless, to the point where we should just eschew the whole district system and do something else like where you vote for a party and they get a percentage of that state's representatives based on the percentage of votes they got for a state.

Look at the districts like pic related. You don't draw a district like that unless you're trying to pack most of the democrats in the state from Duke to the Charlotte urban center into one weirdly shaped blob, so you make sure Republicans cover the spread in the rest of the districts.

Eugene Dartham - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:04:03 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.164755 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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you fucking beat me to it. here's the whole map for what it's worth.

the long thin district you pointed out is the 12th. then there's the 2nd, which for some reason snakes all the way around the 4th, which in turn snakes into others such as the 13th and 6th. i mean what the fuck.

and fucking cons insist that the founding father were geniuses.
Eliza Hattingson - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:01:57 EST ID:OBWIAo4y No.164756 Ignore Report Quick Reply

What do districts gerrymandered by a party that didn't even exist until the mid 19th century have to do with the founding fathers?
Phoebe Shakelock - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:35:43 EST ID:xepiVH9r No.164761 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the notion of electoral districts and their boundaries have been a matter of contention since the inception of the country (hint: repubs weren't the first to do it in the US). the constitution doesn't really do a good job of outlining how to prevent gerrymandering or even how representatives in each state should be divied up in general. as a result, individual states' congressmen/legisators quickly took advantage of this to create systems they saw as advantageous to whatever faction they belonged to at the time. basically there was no safeguarding against electoral funny business built into the constitution. and here we are, stuck with it. not thanks to it, but in spite of it.
Fucking Puckleleck - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:15:36 EST ID:DMqF5EoF No.164767 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because they only exist due to an underlying political system that allows them to in the first place, that underlying system having been created by the founders?

Was that really a real question?

Colorado shooting suspect was an Iraq War vet who posted alt-right ‘Pepe’ memes on social media by Nell Pittridge - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:28:29 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.164577 Report Reply Quick Reply
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Matthew Riehl, the man accused of killing a suburban Denver sheriff’s deputy and wounding four others, is a veteran of the Iraq War who is also fond of posting alt-right memes on his Facebook account.

Forbes writer J.J. MacNab discovered Riehl’s Facebook page, in which he identifies himself as “Matt Gonzo,” and where he has posted multiple memes featuring Pepe the Frog, the cartoon that has been appropriated as a symbol for white nationalists.

Other of Riehl’s Facebook posts include calling former President Barack Obama a “lying piece of sh*t” and shared posts from alt-right website Breitbart News.

As the Associated Press has reported, Riehl seemed to have a grudge against local police officers, and posted multiple complaints about the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department on YouTube.

Specifically, the AP notes that Riehl in a December video called for “the firing of Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock” and attacked him “in highly personal terms.” Riehl also said that during that video that he would be running as a “libertarian” candidate for Douglas County Sheriff.
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Barnaby Grandbanks - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:11:20 EST ID:u35xloTz No.164748 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>They're hunting sluts, gays, muslims, people who give and seek abortions, etc.
No, they're not. Because the culture changed, dramatically.

You're not making the mistake of thinking that the American South is the default blueprint for the rest of the country and all of humanity, and therefore if Southerners haven't changed and moved on by now then nobody can, are you?
Martin Geddlewodge - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:30:28 EST ID:kqpOounY No.164749 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, I'm just making the claim that we still act based on prejudices that stem from outdated religious beliefs.

It really has nothing to do with the south. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Barnaby Grandbanks - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:02:01 EST ID:u35xloTz No.164751 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>No, I'm just making the claim that we still act based on prejudices that stem from outdated religious beliefs.
Sure, but the specifics in this thread, the anti-Christers and Bible literalists and Christian soldiers and whatnot, seem very likely to disappear on their own as significant political forces simply due to the passage of time. I'm pretty sure this is one reason for why the Bible-thumpers have gotten so frantic and desperate in recent years, because even they can see the signs all around them that their particular flavor of prejudices are dying along with them.

It is probably true that the younger generations will simply satisfy that impulse with something else, yes. But at least those arguments will stem from something other than magical desert fairybook prophecies, and so in that respect, at least, I think it is fair to say that things are destined to get better over time.

We'll be fucked in all sorts of other ways, sure. But probably not in this way, not nearly as much.
Nell Nubbersed - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:35:07 EST ID:1fIHantD No.164760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm not so sure. To me it seems like a polarization is happening. Urban population is becoming less and less religious, while evangelists in the country are becoming more hardline christian. So on paper it seems like the trend is less religious people, but in reality it only reflect a change in the part of the people who are already likely to loose their faith.
Fucking Puckleleck - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:13:47 EST ID:DMqF5EoF No.164766 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>To me it seems like a polarization is happening. Urban population is becoming less and less religious, while evangelists in the country are becoming more hardline christian.
Yeah but the country is also becoming more urban overall, so while the country rubes are getting more religious there's also less of them. So as a political force (gerrymandering notwithstanding) they should get less powerful over time.

Trump to send small arms and anti-tank weapons to Ukraine. by Phyllis Goodwater - Sun, 24 Dec 2017 14:00:22 EST ID:ZqNU3ikO No.164435 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Obviously Russia is perfectly fine with its neighbor becoming more stable, since Russia certainly hasn't sent any tanks, artillery, or personnel to Ukraine.
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Doris Summerladge - Mon, 25 Dec 2017 20:35:38 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.164453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If it doesn't have pictures or screencaps of Twitter comments, he won't look at it. It's a step above a pop-up picture book for the highest office on Earth.
Hugh Wellerdock - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 03:31:49 EST ID:jajGWUvR No.164457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is this true? Do you have sauce?
I mean there is ample evidence the dude is a fucking short bus passenger and probably should be in a retirement home. As his barely intelligible ranting on twitter shows, the dude isn't exactly lucid. That and he lacks self awareness. But an example of him signing something without realizing he just made policy because he can't be assed to read would be pretty great.
Thomas Fanderkut - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:02:52 EST ID:mL+gepFn No.164730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Trump does something Russia likes: It's proof he's working for Putin
>Trump does something Russia hates: It's proof he's working for Putin
Truly, you people have a dizzying intellect.
Eliza Cubberfuck - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:13:56 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.164732 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>the latter is actually about Trump being an idiot and not reading the things he signs, not "proof he's working for putin"
>this desperate to try and frame people who don't like Trump as just Putinphobes
Truly, you people have a dizzying intellect.
Ebenezer Wobblefoot - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:38:30 EST ID:1IdSh0dm No.164763 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>asking an anti trumper for proof

heh no hard feelings kid

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