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


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Anonymous 17/05/06(Sat)03:56 No. 283 ID: 87f732
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I'm starting to like it.
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Anonymous 17/12/16(Sat)15:09 No. 503 ID: 517b6e [Reply]
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So, the Trump administration is simply out to rape the United States and it's people in every which way it can and it's going to get away with it because they are too hopelessly divided on every issue to do anything for themselves.


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Anonymous 18/01/28(Sun)05:33 No. 553 ID: 1422fe

>>552
>seriously
You've made the classic blunder of mistaking derision and scorn for concern. Russia is teetering on the brink of collapse from economic sanctions (due to the miscalculation of the Crimea invasion) coupled with the global drop in oil & gas prices caused by the US flooding the market.

An opposition party has formed despite Putin making it illegal to hold demonstrations without preapproval from the government. Massive rallies are held in open defiance of his laws.

Putin not only cares, he's fucking terrified because he thinks all of this is the result of a massive CIA plot. By failing to accurately gauge the situation he's making tactical blunder after blunder, opening vulnerabilities to the very people he's counting on to carry him through no matter what - Russian citizens.

He can claim everyone who opposes him are Nazis only so many times before people will start to question why he always trots out the exact same bogeyman every time he encounters opposition. He's quickly reaching the tipping point of citizens unwilling to accept his lies (hence the massive demonstrations) and is simply too old, fat, and dull to find a new bogeyman, which leads to his mistakes piling up in a massive tower of failure that will eventually topple and fall, crushing his flabby body under it.

Stalin not only killed more people than Putin, he killed them openly and without fear of reprisal because he held absolute power over the country. Anyone who opposed him was either killed or sent off to gulags. Putin has to kill in secret. He can't risk openly killing anyone who opposes him because he knows this will result in his downfall. This is why he's far weaker than Stalin. He can't do what needs to be done to install himself as permanent dictator for life. Stalin killed millions of Russians to maintain his power. It takes Putin days, weeks, even months to kill just one. Time is a luxury no human can afford, since it catches up with us all in the end... and with old age comes dementia. For someone like Putin dementia is a fatal flaw.


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Anonymous 18/02/04(Sun)02:33 No. 554 ID: f55f63

>>553
>a massive CIA plot
Or a relatively tiny Secret Service propaganda taskforce, drumming up intelligence and prompting exaggerated responses on local media.

Have you been to Russia?


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Anonymous 18/02/04(Sun)02:40 No. 555 ID: 96f033

>>554
Have you been to America, comrade?

>Secret Service
Apparently all you know about the secret service is that it has the word "secret" in its name.




Anonymous 17/11/01(Wed)17:56 No. 457 ID: 873203 [Reply]
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Harvey Weinstein isn't a tipping point; he's the point of no return.


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Anonymous 17/11/25(Sat)17:18 No. 476 ID: 9cd6dd
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>>457
This bitch was actually the tipping point.


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Anonymous 18/01/20(Sat)01:21 No. 547 ID: a870df

>>476
That's funny. After I wrote a bad review of her game on Steam all those years ago I got banned from their discussion forum for it... and I'm still banned.

When people talk about snowflakes, people like these are the ones they're talking about.


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Anonymous 18/01/20(Sat)04:30 No. 548 ID: f0cdfe

Let the dogs eat the dogs.




Anonymous 17/03/14(Tue)18:18 No. 211 ID: 8ac136 [Reply]
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What if black lives don't matter?


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Anonymous 18/01/13(Sat)08:41 No. 540 ID: bcc440

>>536
Nobody wants to be a snitch because snitches get stitches.


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Anonymous 18/01/13(Sat)09:38 No. 542 ID: 1422fe

>>540
Gotta justify spending 50% of your income on firearms somehow.


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Anonymous 18/01/17(Wed)12:12 No. 543 ID: bcc440

>>542
That is true. The only good nigger is a dead one.




Anonymous 17/11/27(Mon)00:25 No. 477 ID: ee2f87 [Reply]
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Just remember, anybody who doesn't want to go to war is gay.


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Anonymous 18/01/10(Wed)13:48 No. 532 ID: 9e0a69
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Japan's about to pay $133 million for the first volley of missiles to arm the two Ageis Ashore systems it spent $2.8 billion on last year. Meanwhile, Best Korea is starting to play nice again and South Korea is thanking the US president for his "role" in changing their rhetoric.

It's all fake, all of it. No one's going to really do anything about the oppression of the people of North Korea, North Korea has no intention of attacking anyone; Japan has no need for the weapons and will never use them. The whole thing has been a gambit to boost the international military-industrial complex.

Once the big sales of the season go through, all the players will take a break until the next economic crisis. Just watch it happen. You'll see.

I have never been more certain that we already live in a de facto one-world government and that it gives no shits about the life, liberty, or happiness of its citizens.


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Anonymous 18/01/12(Fri)19:03 No. 538 ID: 7fd13b
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>>532

Really? You are just now realizing this? well...


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Anonymous 18/01/13(Sat)03:19 No. 539 ID: e448c5
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>>538
To be honest I've felt this way for a long time, I just don't talk about it because people accuse me of paranoia.

I'm not sure how anyone else doesn't notice at this point.




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


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sage 18/01/03(Wed)15:31 No. 524 ID: fbf21c

>>512
I see your point, and raise you that you must still defend the status quo as healthy to counter my argument. If you cannot, then my proposal still stands because we don't have another reasonable option. The only thing we can do about it is change who we vote for, so I propose that we change who we vote for.

There's not going to be another Civil War, no one cares enough. There's not going to be an American Revolution, our military can and will dispose of any "home-grown terrorists" the moment they raise arms against the government. There's not going to be a new Constitutional Convention, no one will ever get enough of the American people on one side of any issue long enough to petition for an amendment let alone rewriting the foundation of our government.

If you really think keeping the two-party system in power is good for us, tell me why. Alternatively, you could start voting third-party.


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Anonymous 18/01/04(Thu)05:41 No. 527 ID: b73ce3
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>>524
I'm not going to defend the status quo until you come up with a rational reason why people should cast votes for candidates they don't support or believe in. Being a contrarian is not rational.

Listen, I get it, you're an irrational emotional teenager, but sooner or later you're going to outgrow that phase and turn into an adult. Start down that path now, staying a manchild forever won't do you any good.


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Anonymous 18/01/04(Thu)11:05 No. 528 ID: a17918

>>527
>candidates they don't support or believe in
Can you not read or are you just trolling? This is not what I have proposed anyone should do. I have proposed they find a third party candidate they can support. There are a lot of choices, and if there's nothing they like they can run for themselves. If you'll forgive me for not stating the explicit name of the fallacy you are making, it's that you assume what does not exist now never will: you cannot know that; and we both know the reason why is because not enough people take third parties seriously enough for them to shape up.

I know, it takes a ridiculous amount of money and pre-existing popularity to win the presidency--both conditions the two-party system reinforces--so it doesn't sound like there's much chance either way. That doesn't mean they shouldn't do it, on the contrary it very much means that they should. We all should be voting for minority candidates; we have to diversify our political arena.




Anonymous 17/12/01(Fri)21:08 No. 485 ID: cfbfa4 [Reply]
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The proposal to turn the Internet into cable television:
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db1122/DOC-347927A1.pdf

This will be "considered" at the FCC's monthly meeting on December 14th.

It's not what I thought it was. I thought it would be about putting control of the internet into corporate hands, raising the cost of hosting and streaming services nationwide, and forcing the people to pay for access to individual web sites like cable TV channels. It does those things, but its higher priority is undoing things that were done during the previous administration. This is yet another attempt by the current administration to make the American people and the world forget there was ever a black president by erasing any trace of a political legacy that could be attributed to his leadership (even though the president has no authority to direct the FCC). Destroying the internet as we know it will be a side effect.

Specifically, the proposal reverses this order:
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-15-24A1.pdf

Highlights:

Key to the proposal is defining broadband Internet access as a luxury, not a utility. Specifically, to reclassify broadband ISPs as Title I "information services", reversing their 2015 reclassification as Title II "telecommunications services" and bringing us back to 2014's Verizon Communications Inc. v. FCC, in which it was determined that the FCC relinquished the authority to regulate broadband ISPs blocking or throttling any information being transmitted through their networks by distinguishing them from "common carriers" as was confirmed in 2004's NCTA v. Brand X Internet Services.

The proposal repeats certain words and phrases to an almost hypnotic effect, among them "restore internet freedom" (what it purports to do) and "heavy-handed, utility-style regulation" (in reference to the 2015 order) and "light touch" (to describe it's strategy of regulation-free regulation that will magically prevent the telecom conglomerates from holding the internet for ransom).
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Anonymous 17/12/04(Mon)23:42 No. 487 ID: a870df
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What's real fun is that under Title I and without common carrier protections, they are liable for all traffic carried over their network.

If you commit a crime using their network, under Title I they're considered to be an accomplice to the crime. This is what common carrier prevented.

But because Verizon's execs want ever-greater forms of compensation, they sued common carrier out of the way, which lead to them being classified as Title II.

Now they're back to Title I without common carrier protections. Which means they're back to being liable for acts committed by customers using their network.

Almost every sketchy business that only accepts bitcoin as payment? ISPs are now liable for them. The act of receiving and transmitting information about the blockchain transaction? Liable.

They wanted it, they got it. And I hope they choke on it.


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Anonymous 17/12/09(Sat)10:56 No. 497 ID: a20cea

>>487
>under Title I they're considered to be an accomplice to the crime
They're just going to make that go away with lawyers and money you know.


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Anonymous 17/12/10(Sun)13:28 No. 498 ID: 15ac11
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>>497
They'd better beef up their legal departments, since they're accomplices on federal, state, and local levels.

Getting dragged into court in every municipality in the country tends to be a bit of a drain.

But I'm sure that the GOP, being such vocal supporters of state rights, would certainly never stand in their way.




Anonymous 17/11/03(Fri)11:52 No. 458 ID: db770c [Reply]
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Was this Russia?

You know what's happened; the resistance to forced memes is gone.

The internet has made goatse of society's anus.




Anonymous 17/10/29(Sun)18:11 No. 456 ID: 5fc4cd [Reply]
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Noozweak:
>Woman Gives Trump The Middle Finger After Following Motorcade on a Bicycle

>XboxSolution




Anonymous 17/09/06(Wed)16:08 No. 420 ID: 9fd7e5 [Reply]
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So all the posting about the German election got deleted. Why? Even as a non-German I still find it useful to know what's going on in other countries and also to see what sort of trends might apply to where I live.

Right now it looks to me as though despite the number of people who loudly dislike Merkel and her party there are still enough who either don't dislike her as much or dislike the other parties more that she'll get first crack at forming a governing coalition.


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Anonymous 17/09/08(Fri)06:21 No. 422 ID: a4d268

Haben Sie F├╝hrerschein?


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Anonymous 17/10/06(Fri)20:58 No. 442 ID: 9fd7e5

So a Jamaica coalition, they say. This is what it'll be like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH9J-eBldeA




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