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Offline Warlock

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4525 on: October 11, 2016, 03:59:37 AM »
Well folks, you heard it from the man himself; Donald Trump admitted that he used and abused loopholes to avoid paying his fair share: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/10/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=RelatedCoverage&region=EndOfArticle&pgtype=article

And people are still going to vote for him?

Its a choice between a puppet, Hillary, and a pupetter, Trump. At times we forget the strings which connect them both and usually only see the puppet on the stage.

Personally I can't understand why one would vote for either candidate. Both are disgusting human beings.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4526 on: October 11, 2016, 05:22:37 AM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4527 on: October 11, 2016, 06:57:17 AM »
Its a choice between a puppet, Hillary, and a pupetter, Trump. At times we forget the strings which connect them both and usually only see the puppet on the stage.

Personally I can't understand why one would vote for either candidate. Both are disgusting human beings.

Because one is a giant turd and the other is a shit sandwich. Turds make everyone notious, but shit sandwiches make women and minorities ill. It's the second time in my memory we've had to vote the lesser of two evils, which says a lot about the quality of American Democracy.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4529 on: October 11, 2016, 10:31:28 AM »
Apparently its worse to be a girl in the US than in many other places

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/its-worse-to-be-a-girl-in-us-than-kazakhstan-report/ar-BBxgKFM?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

hmm.... I don't know...I will agree in some regards but there are still way way worse places.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4530 on: October 11, 2016, 10:41:27 AM »
Apparently Trump has decided to go it alone after Ryan severed ties with him. He's made a series of amazing tweets about the deceitful Reps and how nice it is that the "shackles" have been taken off him at last. Wow!

A veteran political journalist here in Sweden commented on twitter, "is this guy for real?"  :P
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4531 on: October 11, 2016, 10:51:05 AM »
Apparently Trump has decided to go it alone after Ryan severed ties with him. He's made a series of amazing tweets about the deceitful Reps and how nice it is that the "shackles" have ben taken off him at last. Wow!

A veteran political journaloist here in Sweden cmmented on twitter, "is this guy for real?"  :P

That glow that you see to the west is T-Rump's ego achieving critical mass.  Four more weeks before we know if there will be a meltdown or fallout.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4532 on: October 11, 2016, 12:04:40 PM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4534 on: October 11, 2016, 03:59:23 PM »

Offline Warlock

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4535 on: October 11, 2016, 04:50:53 PM »
Apparently its worse to be a girl in the US than in many other places

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/its-worse-to-be-a-girl-in-us-than-kazakhstan-report/ar-BBxgKFM?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

hmm.... I don't know...I will agree in some regards but there are still way way worse places.

Great for us Swedes, I suppose by placing first. On the other hand we've overshot in some areas with about 66% of university degrees being awarded to women, even saw an article which praised how great that figure was for equality. Still dumbfounded by it. Progress in other needed areas however, which is good.

Also reading the comments in the article, rape statistics aren't able to be compared between countries since laws can differ quite significantly between countries. Requires more than simply looking at them side-by-side. Sad to see the talking-point have taken hold outside our resident nationalist party.


Edit:
$115 billion worth of weapon sold to Saudi Arabia just during Obama's terms in office, with $20 billion of that since Yemen. Because these are the people you'd want to arm.

https://theintercept.com/2016/10/10/photos-show-fragments-of-u-s-bombs-at-site-of-yemen-funeral-masssacre/
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4536 on: October 12, 2016, 04:52:57 AM »
The lawyers assigned to the single known surviving terrorist of the Paris/Bataclan attacks group are quitting the case, feeling there is no point to their work if their guy refuses to say anything at all about the attacks and what he claims to have been doing around that time, even speak confidentially to them.Mr. Abdeslam is the only one who has first-hand information from the inside of the group, all the others were ultimately killed (or maybe one or two escaped, not sure) - and he clearly sees himself as sworn to silence so much that he won't talk to anyone.

I do think the lawyers are doing the right thing here, even if the guy could say he has "the right to remain silent".

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4537 on: October 12, 2016, 09:15:17 AM »
USS Iwo Jima is now moving towards Haiti with supplies and Disaster Aid

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-marines-headed-to-hurricane-ravaged-haiti-with-relief/ar-BBxl4b3?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Hopefully the presence of Hurricane Nicole wont slow them down too much.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4538 on: October 12, 2016, 05:53:34 PM »
Apparently Russia is moving it's weapons closer to the Polish border, and things aren't looking good -- there are talks of the possibility of a global war coming up (but I think we all saw this coming, in one way or another).  Tensions are high, but it seems like shit won't actually hit the fan until the new year.  Putin is also calling for all officials to bring any family they have living outside of the country back home, or face demotion - another red flag.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/us-russia-tensions-cold-war/index.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3833941/Russia-orders-officials-fly-home-relatives-living-abroad-tensions-mount-prospect-global-war.html

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4539 on: October 12, 2016, 07:48:39 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/us/politics/donald-trump-women.html

Just when you think Trump couldn't get any creepier, this story comes out. What more needs to be said? It's pretty clear that Trump is a misogynist who treats women with total disrespect. We are talking about a guy who openly brags about committing sexual assault and then dismissing it as "locker room talk."

Of course, Trump supporters will bring up Bill Clinton, as if that excuses or somehow makes all the shitty and illegal things Trump has done magically go away.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4540 on: October 12, 2016, 08:31:44 PM »
Transgender woman found dead in Cleveland, misgendered in initial reports, community says: https://mic.com/articles/156622/transgender-woman-found-dead-in-cleveland-misgendered-in-initial-reports-community-says#.MRSKFcIFC

San Francisco Police Have ‘Institutionalized Bias’ Against Minorities, Feds Find: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/department-justice-san-francisco-minority_us_57fe7f83e4b05eff5580fa4d?


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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4541 on: October 13, 2016, 07:43:19 AM »
Thailand’s king, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies: http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003281018

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4542 on: October 13, 2016, 08:39:11 AM »
Woot! Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel prize for literature! The man who was once called "Judas" by an angry fan has been a much-discussed dark horse of the prize for a long time - there are never any official shortlists of names given out by the Academy and he's mostly been seen as a fringe name. Few people thought he would ever be given it and there's no doubt going to be some mixed reactions, not least in English-speaking countries I guess.

Personally I think it's a very good choice, and an exciting one. He's not just a great songwriter but an amazing poet, and the intricate skill of his words comes through even separated from the music. And he really is one of the essential voices of the modern world. They could have made it a shared award with Leonard Cohen, the other "grand old man" of 1960s singer-songwriterdom and just as good a poet and singer, but I think they have dropped the practice of ever sharing the literature prize between two authors belonging in the same field in some sense.

Edit: The culture and literature department at the leading local daily around here are mostly negative, one sixty-year old critic (supposedly a heavyweight, but not in my eyes) going as far as calling it "a depressing choice" and a "pointless Trumpification" of the prize. Nevermind.  :P
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4543 on: October 13, 2016, 11:36:28 AM »
News from Poland (as often, related to PiS):

PiS leader would like women to give birth even to babies that are so deformed they would die minutes after birth. He believes even these babies need to be named and baptised:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/275168,Polish-party-chief-Women-should-give-birth-even-to-deformed-babies

He seems to say that the government will only try to convince women to deliver such babies, not force them to do it with some news, still...

Meanwhile, the deputy minister of defense slams French people as, apparently, uncultured:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/10/12/world/europe/ap-eu-poland-france.html

I'm reminded how, last year, the minister of defense himself slammed Americans for criticizing PiS. He said, more or less, that a nation that has "only 300 years of history" should not be commenting on Polish democracy...  ::)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4544 on: October 13, 2016, 11:39:23 AM »
I wonder what would happen if someone actually used the phrase 'Polish Parliament' around him.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4545 on: October 13, 2016, 11:46:34 AM »
More on the fork-shaming, as well as the failed helicopter deal that started it all:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/13/poland-continues-multi-pronged-attack-on-french-we-taught-them-to-use-forks

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4546 on: October 13, 2016, 11:48:38 AM »
I wonder what would happen if someone actually used the phrase 'Polish Parliament' around him.

 *knowing smile* :D

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4547 on: October 13, 2016, 11:49:36 AM »
*knowing smile* :D

*looked it up*

mildly relevant humor

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4548 on: October 13, 2016, 11:56:14 AM »
Mmm - or these:





The Polish nobles of old had swords and sabres to hand when they rode to meet in parliament though...

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4549 on: October 13, 2016, 12:28:39 PM »