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Yeah I'd go with an AI with no moral qualms running this shit show of a country before Trump too.

Ironbite-oh I'd vote for Rattigan before Trump.
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Grace Kim Kwon.

 ;D

Nah, kidding. That would be a tiny bit too much.

I'll go with Samaritan from Person of Interest.


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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 03:23:27 pm »
DNC has made it perfectly clear that any senator who votes for this thing risks getting primaried.  Might be enough to get a few of the Blue Dogs in line.

Ironbite-but the GOP breaking ranks?  Yeah not happening.

Paul's already broken ranks once, on the vote to allow reconciliation to be used. (In protest that they hadn't presented their replacement plan, but nonetheless.)

Collins and Murkowski are well known to be opposed to cutting funding to Planned Parenthood.

Portman and Heller (and others, like Johnson) are from states which expanded Medicaid, and don't want to risk the electoral consequences of voting for a bill which cuts Medicaid--especially Heller, who's up for reelection in 2018 (while Portman and Johnson aren't) in a state Clinton carried (which Portman and Johnson also aren't), so they might be loath to jeopardize the Medicaid expansion.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by ironbite on Today at 03:17:29 pm »
DNC has made it perfectly clear that any senator who votes for this thing risks getting primaried.  Might be enough to get a few of the Blue Dogs in line.

Ironbite-but the GOP breaking ranks?  Yeah not happening.
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Bug Reports / FSTDT chat dead
« Last post by Vman on Today at 12:04:24 pm »
Yesterday the chat died (http://irc.digibase.ca:8667/?channels=fstdt), and it hasn't recovered since. What's going on?

I get the following message when I try to reach it:

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This site can’t be reached

irc.digibase.ca refused to connect.
Search Google for irc digibase 8667
ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED
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The Lounge / Re: The Funny/Stupid Pics Thread
« Last post by Askold on Today at 09:33:09 am »


Panel one: The American cousin [Lots of Finns moved into USA decades ago and as most people have some close or at least distant relative in USA this term is quite common descriptor for them.]

"Politics requires a renewal" "I voted for Trump to shake things up a bit!"

Panel two: "My house could do with some remodeling" "I brought in this drunken monkey to wreck up the place a bit"
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Politics and Government / Attempted terrorist attack at Mecca
« Last post by Askold on Today at 04:39:26 am »
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/06/23/Saudi-security-forces-foil-terrorist-operation-targeting-Grand-Mosque-in-Mecca.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/24/saudi-security-foils-terror-plot-targeting-mecca-grand-mosque

Some sources I saw are already accusing Daesh. The local security forces discovered the plot before a suicide bomb attack was done.

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In dawn raids on Mecca and the Red Sea city of Jeddah officers arrested suspects before surrounding the bomber’s location close to the Grand Mosque.

“Unfortunately he started shooting towards security personnel once he noticed their presence in the area, which led to an exchange of fire before he blew himself up,” Turki said.

The blast partially collapsed the building where he had taken refuge, injuring six pilgrims, Turki said.

Yet another example of how Islamic terrorists aren't just attacking non-Muslims. Much like white supremacists going after "race traitors," Finnish Neo-Nazis attacking people who they think aren't intolerant enough or Stalin purging his party and military... These people make a very fine definition of "us" vs "them" but more often than not these definitions are merely an excuse to hate people and anyone can be labeled as the feared "them."
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The Lounge / Re: Random Thoughts Thread
« Last post by Askold on Today at 03:06:14 am »
The reason that any third party in USA always seem to hurt the Democrats is that what with the politics in USA being so right wing, the moderate-right Democrats are usually closer to the third parties than the Republicans.

The GOP doesn't have to compete over Bernie voters because anyone voters he could get are the people who otherwise would have settled for the Dems as the closest to what they want.

The only exception I can think of were the Tea party who were further right than the Dems but the GOP masterfully managed to take them in to their party and rather than bleeding out voters actually became stronger.

EDIT:

Kids were watching Peabody and Herman cartoon (or something like that.)

I didn't pay much attention but one character seemed like a copy of Trump with slightly better hair. He was chased off from the scene by screaming robot fans. (not "blow some air" fans, but like android fanboy/girls.)
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 02:14:27 am »
There's two versions of the Alt-Right: the one that thinks they should hate everyone except Jews, because Israel, and the other that also hates Jews (but maybe still likes Israel).
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Politics and Government / Re: Alt-Right
« Last post by Askold on Today at 02:01:20 am »
Guess who made a new subreddit even though they have been banned before? Yup, the good ol' Alt-Right.

Linking it now though I doubt it won't take a long time for them to get banned again: https://www.reddit.com/r/altrightsub/

And obviously they haven't changed a bit and threads are all about complaining about (((Jews))) and other groups they hate, death threats, brigading, suicide prompts and thinly veiled or not at all veiled support for genocide.

Ok, there is one thing that is new. Now they like Israel for having tough laws on immigrants and refugees ...but at the same time they mock Jews and "global Jewish media" so the end result is really schizophrenic.
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