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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #120 on: June 10, 2016, 04:22:08 AM »
If Clinton gets indited will get another first, first Presidential election between two people facing criminal charges!  Because we suck, and that's what we deserve.  But the media will be like pigs in slop.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #121 on: June 10, 2016, 04:53:22 PM »
Johnson + Weld on the Libertarian ticket, might actually get a Ross Perot level of attention (at some point just not right now).


Trying to think of other good things ... it should be noted
that the 3 tickets are each not anti-gay gasbaggers.
That's a rather large sea change at the National level.


edit --- the shooting in Orlando, makes me very sad.
And suggests that I am hopelessly optimistic.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #123 on: June 14, 2016, 05:09:02 PM »
The shooter's Dad is a native Farsi speaker but is pro-Taliban.

That is a very odd combo.
Persian + Dari + Farsi + Hazaras + Tajiks form a dialect chain, not related to the Pashto + IndoAryan languages ('cept at the 2000+ year mark).
The Pashtos are the main Taliban supporters.
Most of the other ethnic groups in Afghanistan suffered at the hands of the Taliban.

I suppose the Dad's immigration history is either fair game, or will become known and treated as fair game.
The Taliban describe themselves as being at War with abcedfgh etc, including obviously the USA.
He has described himself multiple times publicly, as pro-Taliban, as has the Imam of their specific local Mosque.
I don't understand what the problem is here.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #124 on: June 14, 2016, 07:57:09 PM »
Like knowing who's paying your politicians?  Too bad! says the House.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #125 on: June 15, 2016, 02:12:25 AM »
I see the Illuminati reorganized as a SuperPAC.  Die already, scumbag Koch.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #126 on: June 16, 2016, 05:07:33 PM »
The secret money thing sucks.

The intended side effect (maybe un-intended) of all that,
the international  branches of the Chamber of Commerce
started donating money right away.

Internationals outnumber and out-money the USA.
At some point it won't be just a few agitation groups.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #127 on: June 19, 2016, 12:33:45 AM »
So I was a last minute delegate for Sanders in VA!  It's been a rough few days, with a big power out Thursday and chaotic schedule up til now, but we're back in action!

I recorded a bunch of things (still uploading in progress at time of posting).  I'm putting them on my Youtube if you wanna check it.  Also, the previous rally I had been to before.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-sN7bGXRuMLojB5wNi2HQBv-WL5hVuVU
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #128 on: June 20, 2016, 11:30:07 AM »
So I was a last minute delegate for Sanders in VA!  It's been a rough few days, with a big power out Thursday and chaotic schedule up til now, but we're back in action!
Do you get to go to the convention, or is it just for VA?

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #129 on: June 20, 2016, 12:25:14 PM »
So I was a last minute delegate for Sanders in VA!  It's been a rough few days, with a big power out Thursday and chaotic schedule up til now, but we're back in action!
Do you get to go to the convention, or is it just for VA?

Just for VA but well worth it.  I think my recording, plus the efforts of that Jeffery dude, helped put the pressure to get us in and help even the odds some more.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #130 on: June 20, 2016, 04:18:11 PM »
Rumor has ti Clarence Thomas wants to retire next year.  Can't help but wonder if it's BS meant to motivate a base turned off by Trump.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #131 on: June 20, 2016, 04:57:12 PM »
It must be hard being a Supreme Court judge without Scalia telling him what to do.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #132 on: June 21, 2016, 03:12:09 PM »
Having to actually talk in court has ruined the joy of it all for him.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #133 on: June 21, 2016, 05:10:38 PM »
Supposedly there was an attempt on Trump's life, at his latest rally.
Dude from England, tried to grab a cop's gun.
idk any other details, they'd be tightlipped about it regardless.


The Pandora CEO was on CNBC yesterday and said
if they know your Zip Code and what kind of music you prefer
they can pick your political views with 90% accuracy.
That's amazing ... (trying to not immediately call it Wrong by inclination, but big data is big data)

Might be on this video, idk can't view right now.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFhrhv4Qm5g
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #134 on: June 21, 2016, 05:19:32 PM »
Supposedly there was an attempt on Trump's life, at his latest rally.
Dude from England, tried to grab a cop's gun.
idk any other details, they'd be tightlipped about it regardless.

There was an attempt-ish.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/21/why-isnt-the-assassination-attempt-on-donald-trump-bigger-news/

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #135 on: June 22, 2016, 12:06:33 AM »
The Pandora CEO was on CNBC yesterday and said
if they know your Zip Code and what kind of music you prefer
they can pick your political views with 90% accuracy.
That's amazing ... (trying to not immediately call it Wrong by inclination, but big data is big data)

Might be on this video, idk can't view right now.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFhrhv4Qm5g
Honestly, zip code alone probably gives you a pretty good shot.  Add in the music tastes, which will correlate with other factors about a person that are reasonably predictive, and you're probably gonna do pretty well.  I'm pretty sure Rage Against the Machine leads to a certain political leaning.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #136 on: June 22, 2016, 06:37:12 PM »
That's the one, and it looks like the dude is totally insane.


Zip would only get you to ~70% most places (my guess).
The Pandora guy did Not say his methodology.

You couldn't necessarily know a guy who listens
to some 90's Country and some more "Classic" Rock
would be Union Dem, Trump Lout, Hard Right or Non.

But big data could figure out some of that.
At least that's what the big data fanboys say.
They might be right now, or might be right later.
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #137 on: June 24, 2016, 09:44:09 AM »
So.....brexit huh?  Pound's already at historic lows, this was the largest drop in the economy in Britain since 1921, and things look bad.  Great job Britain!  The weirdest thing though is that it can get a lot worse if they vote to actually leave.  Because this wasn't a vote to leave, it was a poll.  For those who know nothing about this, it wasn't a vote, it was a referendum, so the parliament will take this vote into account.  Economically it's been this immediately bad and the UK is still in the EU.

And on another note about it, the leader of the movement, NIgel Douchebagface or whatever, went on GMB this morning and essentially said "Yeah, all those things we promised to do with this?  They won't happen, suckers!"
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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #138 on: June 24, 2016, 09:51:42 AM »
Cameron also announced his resignation shortly after.

Shit is getting too real.

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Re: The Politics Thread v3
« Reply #139 on: June 24, 2016, 10:09:42 AM »
As I said a bit earlier on twitter, can we just like, as a world, have a mulligan on the past 12 months?
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