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Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4600 on: October 15, 2016, 02:05:22 PM »
I'm more shocked that something newsworthy happened in Kansas. ;D

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4601 on: October 15, 2016, 02:51:54 PM »
Trump has a TV... wow... I can't imagine even the most self-centered French president (Sarkozy???) going for that.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4602 on: October 15, 2016, 05:42:03 PM »
Trump has a TV... wow... I can't imagine even the most self-centered French president (Sarkozy???) going for that.

It is true, his vanity knows no bounds...

In related news, Trump is calling for a drug test for both of them before the next debate. He's seems to be suggesting that Clinton is using performance enhancing drugs to gain an "unfair" advantage in the debates  ::)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/15/donald-trump-drug-testing-new-hampshire-rally

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4603 on: October 15, 2016, 06:14:56 PM »
Either that, or he's trying to counter the tweet that Carrie Fisher sent out when asked about his constant sniffling.

Offline Missy

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4604 on: October 15, 2016, 06:34:58 PM »
maybe karma will catch up to him on day.
 
anyway the on;y vote rigging happening is that h's assured where my vote is going and has done so or a long time.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4605 on: October 15, 2016, 07:25:50 PM »
I wonder when Trump is going to say that the news media of several other countries are part of the conspiracy against him.  ;)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4606 on: October 15, 2016, 10:02:44 PM »
Any minute now. 

He wants drug tests before the third debate cause he says Hillary is dosing.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4607 on: October 16, 2016, 12:08:18 AM »
North korea has yet another failed missile test.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-detects-failed-north-korean-missile-test-pentagon/ar-AAiZTxt?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

I know they are actually a threat...its just hard to take them seriously.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4608 on: October 16, 2016, 12:22:56 AM »
It is hard to take them seriously but things could get kind of shaky if there is a serious accident with one of those missiles.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4609 on: October 16, 2016, 12:37:40 AM »
Or just a success. They can fail as many times as they want to, but they only have to get it right once and a bunch of people are likely to die. Most of them North Korean, but not all.

Offline Missy

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4610 on: October 16, 2016, 09:04:53 AM »
Well, people may not take them very seriously, but thy're serious about it.

We'd all like to handle all of our problems in the world diplomatically, but in truth that depends on a commitment by all parties to do so.

Offline zaius

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4611 on: October 16, 2016, 10:19:45 AM »
Continuing with his "liberal media conspiracy" and "rigged election"conspiracy theories, Trump can't seem to handle the SNL skit that mocked both him and Hillary:

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-saturday-night-live-229852

If his incredibly thin skin can't even handle a comedy show, how can we expect him to handle world leaders or a Senate who will say far meaner things about him? Every day he proves that he has the mentality of a spoiled child and is dangerously unfit for the Presidency.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4612 on: October 16, 2016, 11:26:25 AM »
He's accused Hillary of being on drugs during the last debate too.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4614 on: October 16, 2016, 11:31:55 AM »
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He's accused Hillary of being on drugs during the last debate too.

There's no subtlety in Trump.  He's a textbook example of projection.  When he calls people disgusting, it's as if his miniscule conscience is leaking out through his mouth.

Offline Anteros

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4615 on: October 16, 2016, 01:36:11 PM »
Warnings of conspiracy stoke anger among Trump faithful: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/10/15/donald-trump-warnings-conspiracy-rig-election-are-stoking-anger-among-his-followers/LcCY6e0QOcfH8VdeK9UdsM/story.html?p1=Article_Trending_Most_Viewed He'll whip his followers into a frenzy yet.

North Dakota needs to immediately drop its outrageous charges against journalist Amy Goodman : https://freedom.press/blog/2016/10/north-dakota-needs-immediately-drop-its-outrageous-charges-against-journalist-amy There is a name for governments that o after ournalists for doing their jobs.

Sprinter Tyson Gay’s Teen Daughter Killed in Ky. Shootout: http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2016/10/sprinter-tyson-gays-daughter-killed-in-shootout/?utm_content=buffer48994&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Hungary: https://apnews.com/b0c47b70e56c4880b4118f30259636ad/Thousands-take-part-in-anti-government-protest-in-Hungary?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

In France, 10,000s protested against marriage equality and adoption by gay couples.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4616 on: October 16, 2016, 02:34:46 PM »
He's accused Hillary of being on drugs during the last debate too.

She looked the opposite of being on medical drugs of any kind during that debate; the most striking thing about her appearance was her calm demeanour in the face of so many slanderous (and sleazy) remarks about herself, her politics and her husband.

What an amazingly cheap shot,..oh wait, it's getting a bit hard to feel truly surprised at anything Trump is saying these days.  ::)

Offline zaius

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4617 on: October 16, 2016, 03:15:00 PM »
She looked the opposite of being on medical drugs of any kind during that debate; the most striking thing about her appearance was her calm demeanour in the face of so many slanderous (and sleazy) remarks about herself, her politics and her husband.

What an amazingly cheap shot,..oh wait, it's getting a bit hard to feel truly surprised at anything Trump is saying these days.  ::)

Hillary wasn't the one who was constantly sniffling throughout both debates. Just saying.

She had remarkable composure considering the constant string of personal attacks and stalkerish behavior from Trump.

Offline Warlock

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4618 on: October 16, 2016, 03:50:05 PM »
Student protests in Cape Town

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/uct-shutdown-will-last-until-university-agrees-to-shackville-trc-vows-student-leader-20160916

And an excerpt from the protest, that as a chemistry student this worries me greatly. Actually feel dizzy just trying to wrap my head around it.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/10/14/UCT-student-upsets-Newton%E2%80%99s-apple-cart-with-her-demand-that-ScienceMustFall1

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4619 on: October 16, 2016, 04:09:34 PM »

And an excerpt from the protest, that as a chemistry student this worries me greatly. Actually feel dizzy just trying to wrap my head around it.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/10/14/UCT-student-upsets-Newton%E2%80%99s-apple-cart-with-her-demand-that-ScienceMustFall1


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“So western modernity is the problem that decolonisation directly deals with. It’s to say that we are going to decolonise by having knowledge that is produced by us‚ that speaks to us and that is able to accommodate knowledge from our perspective.

“Decolonising the science would mean doing away with it entirely and starting all over again to deal with how we respond to the environment and how we understand it.”

.....I don't even have words....This is like when those crazy Christians go declaring that science is a religion and its out to get them. :/

As much as they love decrying science as some tool of Western Oppression they would happily still happily use the products it gave them and not want to go a moment without them.


Edit: For the record im a Christian (not a good one but still one) So even I recognize some of my own faith are out of their minds. :P

Edit2: This reminds me abit of what Bill Nye once said that as of late we are getting an entire generation of people who are science illiterate. I guess we are seeing the first hints of it now :P
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4620 on: October 16, 2016, 09:31:20 PM »

.....I don't even have words....This is like when those crazy Christians go declaring that science is a religion and its out to get them. :/

As much as they love decrying science as some tool of Western Oppression they would happily still happily use the products it gave them and not want to go a moment without them.

Yes indeed. The anti-science crackpots aren't restricted to the "Religious Right", there are a fair share of them on the Far Left too. Basically it all boils down to fact that they are selective in their facts; they will only believe those facts which "validate" their ideology, while rejecting others.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4621 on: October 16, 2016, 11:14:33 PM »

.....I don't even have words....This is like when those crazy Christians go declaring that science is a religion and its out to get them. :/

As much as they love decrying science as some tool of Western Oppression they would happily still happily use the products it gave them and not want to go a moment without them.


Edit: For the record im a Christian (not a good one but still one) So even I recognize some of my own faith are out of their minds. :P

Edit2: This reminds me abit of what Bill Nye once said that as of late we are getting an entire generation of people who are science illiterate. I guess we are seeing the first hints of it now :P

Yes indeed. The anti-science crackpots aren't restricted to the "Religious Right", there are a fair share of them on the Far Left too. Basically it all boils down to fact that they are selective in their facts; they will only believe those facts which "validate" their ideology, while rejecting others.

Yep - crazies are interdenominational.

Offline Warlock

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4622 on: October 17, 2016, 01:05:15 AM »
What's sad is that they have legitimate issue and the economic problems many students have is something I can sympthize with, yet in their emancipatory zeal do harm to one of the greatest tools for reaching their goals: Education.

Offline Anteros

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4623 on: October 17, 2016, 02:19:14 AM »

And an excerpt from the protest, that as a chemistry student this worries me greatly. Actually feel dizzy just trying to wrap my head around it.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/10/14/UCT-student-upsets-Newton%E2%80%99s-apple-cart-with-her-demand-that-ScienceMustFall1
O_O
That's both extreme and based on inaccurate premises, which rarely leads to anything good.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 02:20:40 AM by Anteros »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #4624 on: October 17, 2016, 06:02:57 AM »
A list of all women so far who have been assaulted by Trump: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-running-list-of-all-the-women-whove-accused-donald-trump-of-sexual-assault_us_57ffae1fe4b0162c043a7212

No doubt more will come forward as the weeks go by. Truly despicable that the GOP would continue to stand by him after all this...
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 06:04:51 AM by Trevino »