-  [WT]  [PS]  [Home] [Manage]

  1.   (new thread)
  2. (for post and file deletion)
/civ/ - Civics
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBM
  • Maximum file size allowed is 1000 KB.
  • Images greater than 200x200 pixels will be thumbnailed.
  • Currently 478 unique user posts. View catalog

  • Blotter updated: 2018-08-24 Show/Hide Show All

There's a new /777/ up, it's /gardening/ Check it out. Suggest new /777/s here.

Movies & TV 24/7 via Channel7: Web Player, .m3u file. Music via Radio7: Web Player, .m3u file.

WebM is now available sitewide! Please check this thread for more info.

Anonymous 16/11/10(Thu)02:35 No. 1 ID: 132ea3 [Reply] Stickied

File 14787417401.jpg - (69.55KB , 600x791 , hopeless.jpg )

this is a bad idea

22 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
Anonymous 17/05/06(Sat)03:56 No. 283 ID: 87f732

File 149403578224.jpg - (260.10KB , 1093x705 , your-place-in-the-universe.jpg )

I'm starting to like it.

Anonymous 18/04/09(Mon)01:54 No. 608 ID: 79b576 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]

File 152323166831.jpg - (92.72KB , 600x343 , P1370539-900x601_1.jpg )

I support the second amendment rights of all US citizens, and this is somehow unpopular.

190 posts and 44 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
Anonymous 18/09/19(Wed)05:44 No. 925 ID: 81ee0d

File 153732866484.png - (90.80KB , 550x514 , Favorite.png )

>It's the same guy in both images
Did you go off your meds again?

>with the same "expert" quoted in both images
You really need to get out more. Step away from your computer, step away from social media, stay the fuck away from all the crazy gun nuts you currently hang out with and decompress.

And then develop a sense of humor. You humorless dingo.

Anonymous 18/09/19(Wed)18:24 No. 926 ID: 81ee0d

>How can you possibly think your thoughts and opinions are your own?
>Spent most of the thread parroting NRA fever swamp talking points

Anonymous 18/09/20(Thu)18:16 No. 928 ID: 6712c1

He's referring to Jules Suzdaltsev, who is cited for >>907's quote and whose tweet is shown in >>913.

In his anti-common-sense fervor, he's mistaken these posts as treating Suzdaltsev, who is a journalist, as some sort of "expert".

Suzdaltsev is not an expert on guns or politics, and--as far as I know (never heard of him before this thread)--he doesn't purport to be. His comments are pretty funny though. I think he's just trying to use humor to soften the blow of truth.

>I'm not entitled. It's a right.
The voice of entitlement.

You know what I think this thread could really use? A little perspective. Take a trip to a country where gun ownership isn't a right. See if you find yourself feeling oppressed by the government there or in danger of your life by gun-toting criminals.


Message too long. Click here to view the full text.

Anonymous 18/08/13(Mon)14:57 No. 882 ID: bade33 [Reply]

File 153416506939.jpg - (48.22KB , 644x445 , antifa-dead-cops-644x445.jpg )

Antifa is fake, run and organized by the very right-wing groups they claim to be fighting.

9 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
Anonymous 18/09/13(Thu)14:34 No. 915 ID: c212c7

It's nearly impossible to win an argument with an idiot. They bring you down to their level then beat you with experience.

Anonymous 18/09/14(Fri)09:30 No. 919 ID: fdaf24

File 153691023068.jpg - (89.88KB , 640x611 , 1OfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOther.jpg )

Because all the ones who've done so have ended up being primaried out of their house seat. Trump voters are REALLY good at going to primaries when someone is in their district who doesn't properly fellate the cheeto commander.

What's left to see in a couple months is if the rabidly extreme nutjobs they put on the ticket can actually win in an election that's virtually guaranteed to have a higher democratic turnout than republican turnout.

The opposing party .almost always does better in the midterms. That's why the Democrats swept Republicans from power in 2006 and Republicans swept them out in 2010.

Anonymous 18/09/20(Thu)18:18 No. 929 ID: 6712c1

>Because all the ones who've done so have ended up being primaried out of their house seat.

That feel when in-party primaries are more relevant than actual elections.

Partisan politics are the cancer killing the earth.

Anarchist Q&A Anonymous 18/08/18(Sat)01:30 No. 887 ID: c89d35 [Reply]

File 153454860913.png - (26.39KB , 500x300 , makh flag.png )

(Doesn't even have to be about my politics)

I'm sick and fucking tired of seeing people over worked, over taxed, and under payed. Fire at will.

6 posts and 1 image omitted. Click Reply to view.
Anonymous 18/08/26(Sun)20:10 No. 899 ID: cbc430

They could always do it and not create a flag. No flag, no country.

Anonymous 18/08/28(Tue)00:55 No. 900 ID: 40907f

This makes me wonder how we signified our social organizations before the concept of flags.

Surely there was something; clan tattoos, everyone's names carved in the same rock, a particular way of painting your face for holidays or warfare.

Anonymous 18/08/30(Thu)03:12 No. 901 ID: a870df

Before flags we were in groups small enough that everyone in the group knew each other.

Its only once we grew in number until our primitive monkey brains couldn't possibly know every single person in our group that we started creating crap like flags.

Anonymous 17/03/14(Tue)18:18 No. 211 ID: 8ac136 [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

File 148951190926.jpg - (6.65KB , 198x233 , 200x400px-LL-45d6b6c3_image.jpg )

What if black lives don't matter?

56 posts and 11 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
Anonymous 18/08/10(Fri)10:37 No. 880 ID: f99970

File 153389024240.png - (11.32KB , 587x143 , 1533818977005.png )

I'll just leave this here.

Anonymous 18/08/14(Tue)22:18 No. 883 ID: 0f52f2

The easiest way to discredit the idea that it's impossible to be racist against white people is to have white supremacists take it up. "Maybe if you had an important, powerful race, you could be racist to me, but you say you can't because you literally don't matter." That idea would rapidly get shut down real quicklike.

Anonymous 18/08/17(Fri)04:33 No. 885 ID: d50172

Just don't ever talk about it again. Not to support it, not to criticize it. Let this stupidity die a quiet death.

Anonymous 17/09/24(Sun)05:47 No. 429 ID: 11862f [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

File 150622482221.png - (837.09KB , 1920x1080 , Screenshot from 2017-09-24 12-44-58.png )

>Well, Donal Trump had it all wrong.
>It was actually me, who was born in Kenya.

This joke is funny because she is white racially and culturally and that she was obviously therefor not born in Kenya. The part that's a jab at Duck for perpetuating the "birther" conspiracy isn't what people will be laughing about when they hear this.

Hillary makes this racially charged joke on mainstream TV and no one calls out her shit?

51 posts and 7 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
Anonymous 18/07/01(Sun)08:32 No. 873 ID: 5fc4cd

Being wrong is not making a joke.

Anonymous 18/07/19(Thu)00:28 No. 875 ID: a870df

File 153195292192.jpg - (43.80KB , 576x1024 , 1A.jpg )

>Being wrong is not making a joke.
But it is the basis of an American political party.

Anonymous 18/07/22(Sun)23:38 No. 877 ID: f452ce

Can't argue with that.

Anonymous 18/05/17(Thu)07:16 No. 762 ID: 3a3089 [Reply]

File 152653421979.jpg - (169.53KB , 1200x800 , DdFvbyrXkAEFW5r.jpg )

If the Kent State students had been armed in 1970, the Ohio National Guard would have killed them all.

They were protesting for peace; they didn't want to have to carry guns, kill people, or fear for their lives--and four of them were killed for it.

Peace is not derived from armament. Deterrents are an inherently short-sighted solution: they only pause an enemy who has already decided to attack you until they acquire equal or better weapons. Best case scenario, the peace of the gun lasts only as long as no one gets angry enough or crazy enough to risk mutual annihilation--someone like that will always be around.

13 posts and 2 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
Anonymous 18/05/26(Sat)14:54 No. 787 ID: ead321

File 152733928787.png - (16.31KB , 890x100 , NRA Slush Fund.png )

Did you check out how many guns the Vegas shooter had? These aren't people with thousands of firearms. Just having more than a half dozen puts you above the range of a normal gun owner. Most only have one or two.

But one thing is for sure though, most gun owners can't be trusted to properly secure their firearms. Because if you think the gubbermint is going to break down your door at any moment for years on end you can't properly secure your guns. You have to make sure you can commit suicide by cop. Otherwise your family would have to (gasp) sell your guns to try and get some semblance of an inheritance. And that's the worst fate of all. Your guns are more important than your life.

>Actually, the nuts hoarding guns tend to be mass murdered
Not really. They tend to end up "accidentally" shooting people.

Which is why the NRA is so adamant that there be no limits on the second amendment. If irresponsible ammosexuals were no longer able to purchase firearms, gun sales would plummet, and the NRA slush funds would dry up.

Anonymous 18/05/29(Tue)08:34 No. 800 ID: e7aae7

I was thinking Waco, Ruby Ridge, etc. I guess the point there being that they hoarded enough weapons to get the government's attention, and then they were murdered (and helpless to defend themselves against overwhelming numbers, tactics, and armament).

>most gun owners can't be trusted to properly secure their firearms
Apparently this is how you defend your children's freedom to mass murder.

>Vegas shooter
There's a conspiracy theory that this was an arms deal gone bad, that the guy accused of the shooting was laying dead on the floor the whole time, and that his customers escaped--some of them firing shots in nearby streets on their way out. Normally I wouldn't give it much thought, but I noticed a number of articles have recently been revised to make the guy sound more creepy and mentally disturbed--none of that was in the interviews people did in the days immediately following the incident; it was added months later. Then again, it's probably just a story and the later additions might just be the NRA's usual tactic of portraying any mass shooter as a deranged individual who shouldn't have passed the background checks. That's the one angle they're willing to give, since they know background checks are useless--saying they'll support stronger background checks lets them sound like they actually care without making any change to their arrangment with the politicians and gun manufacturers.

Anonymous 18/05/30(Wed)20:31 No. 803 ID: ead321

File 152770506132.jpg - (13.38KB , 550x413 , TrumpClock.jpg )

>Apparently this is how you defend your children's freedom to mass murder.
Coming soon in the 71st amendment.

>There's a conspiracy theory that this was an arms deal gone bad
There's a conspiracy theory for everything. Conspiracy theories are supported by people who demand that everything fit their preconceived narrative of the world. They see nothing wrong with on one breath talking about how the government is completely incompetent and can't do anything right, while in the next breath talking about how the government is behind all these massive super complicated conspiracies that would require superhuman levels of coordination if not outright telepathic communication.

Anonymous 16/11/13(Sun)06:06 No. 15 ID: 7676eb [Reply]

File 147901357253.jpg - (41.55KB , 624x351 , _92387384_obamatrump.jpg )

I’ve been thinking a lot about the meeting between Trump and Obama at the White House, and here’s the thing.

Obama used to be a law professor. This is key.

Law school is so, so different from college.

In college, everyone expects there to be a “syllabus day,” kind of a grace period where they can show up and get the lay of the land, figure out the bare minimum that they can get away with, the TA gives everyone their office hours, there’s an introductory lecture, and everybody leaves a few minutes early to go take a nap or something. You do the bullshit assignments, you say something in class now and then to get your participation check mark, and figure out how badly you can do on the final and still pass.

But see, in law school, all the methodologies you’ve spent the last 17 years operating under go out the window. Day one of law school is you being thrown into the deep end of the pool—you’ve had a homework assignment for two weeks now, and it’s to read the first 200 pages of your casebook. And now it’s you and the teacher (who is usually as smug as Alex Trebek) gauging and assessing what you managed to absorb while you skimmed through all those pages of reading so you could hurry up and get to the other 150 pages of reading for your next period class, in front of 50 people who are all smarter than you. And if you fuck up, or you didn’t do the reading, you are at the mercies of not just the professor, but the silent satisfied judgment of your peers.

Law school is hard, and it will make you feel stupid and tongue-tied and like you don’t know anything and can’t form an argument—because you don’t, and you can’t. Everybody there has had a 4.0 since birth. Everybody there was the smartest kid in their class, and you’re all rabidly competing for a sliver of a chance at something down the road. It’s petty, and savage, fiercely entrenched in a culture of formalities and ceremony, and exactly like Washington DC.

Yesterday when I was driving home, the NPR reporter talking about the Oval Office meeting mentioned that Trump had thought it was going to be a “getting to know you” type meeting, but that he was surprised when Obama stretched their talk out to 90 minutes before sending him along to the Capitol building where he met with congressional leaders for more lengthy meetings and stuff he didn’t want to do.

And he hasn’t even gotten to the actual job yet.
Message too long. Click here to view the full text.

19 posts and 3 images omitted. Click Reply to view.
Anonymous 18/05/29(Tue)08:03 No. 799 ID: e7aae7

That's pretty much what I posted, except to point out that there's nothing new about it. Yeah, the "everyman" shtick is old, but at least before mass media I could excuse people for not really knowing much about the candidate's personal lives. Now it should be the most embarrasing and shameful ruse that no politician could ever pull off with a straight face, but it seems to work even more effectively than ever now that they can smear that bullshit all over the country in nanoseconds.

Anonymous 18/05/29(Tue)17:45 No. 801 ID: 7274a1

Mass media has been around since the 50's, but it used to have a censor for lies and inappropriate opinions.

Since the internet anybody can spread whatever bullshit they want about anything across the world and some people will believe it because they're stupid or biased or gullible or too lazy to do they're own research.

Anonymous 18/05/30(Wed)20:24 No. 802 ID: ead321

Actually no, it really started in earnest in the 80s when the Fairness doctrine was abolished by Raygun. Without that the entire right wing media fantasy bubble would never have been allowed. The internet was just the cherry on top.

Anonymous 18/04/04(Wed)06:44 No. 597 ID: 58fd5a [Reply]

File 152281704547.jpg - (22.29KB , 446x330 , images (2).jpg )

Every three days or so, there's dire news about Tesla's future, followed soon after by glowing sales reports or new innovations.

This stock is being manipulated by the media in a really predictable way. I'm thinking about investing at the next cycle.

Anonymous 18/05/18(Fri)16:45 No. 763 ID: ea6eb9

not worth it, buy stock in ceiling fans, i predict they are all the rage in 2044.

Anonymous 18/05/24(Thu)02:19 No. 775 ID: 2be65b

yesterday's headline: Tesla must sell expensive hi-spec 3s before mass-production type can roll out, or die!
today's headline: Finally, good news for Tesla! Tariff reduction in China likely to boost Tesla sales; Ys coming.

I'm on the fence.

Assuming there's any /civ/ilization left to use them.

Anonymous 18/08/12(Sun)14:01 No. 881 ID: cbc430

In 2044 a ceiling fan will be an indentured child you attach to your ceiling, who waves their limbs around to cause air movement on command.

Anonymous 18/05/12(Sat)15:44 No. 757 ID: f387da [Reply]

File 152613264241.png - (709.10KB , 1920x1080 , Screenshot from 2018-05-12 22-16-11.png )

>implies that any possible corruption scandal involving the presidential campaign would be a matter internal to the Executive branch to prosecute.
No, the fuck, it isn't. This guy slept in 7th grade /Civ/ics? The separation of powers? Yeah? Only Congress has the authority to impeach the Executive. Is this guy just stupid or is this some kind of mind game (lefty talk show host doesn't make a point of it, shakes hands for this explanation) trying to sell the rest of slept-through-7th-grade America that the Congress isn't resposible to contain the Executive?

Fire, Wind, Water, Earth, Heart? Not everything is fixed by Captain Planet; sometimes the Planeteers have to act on their own.

Delete post []
Report post