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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

‘Don’t retweet Donald Trump and don’t use his language’

quote [ While Donald Trump?s tweets are routinely attacked as false, this often only helps to spread his message, says cognitive linguist George Lakoff. So DW asked him how to best respond to the US president?s fiery language? ]

Lakoff knows his shit. I've got two of his ebooks floating around here somewhere.

Senator Bernie Sanders? Medicare for All National Town Hall will be livestreaming on his facebook page this evening at 7pm Eastern.
[SFW] [politics]
[by steele@10:36pmGMT] [1 comment]

Net neutrality is bad? 1 million PornHub employees can?t be wrong. Oh, wait.

quote [ Millions of comments sent to FCC through bulk system used fake email addresses. ]

Fake news, porn hub does have a million employees
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by satanspenis666@4:19amGMT] [7 comments]

Monday, 22 January 2018

DEMOCRATS CAVE: Sell out dreamers for a promise and a Yankee Dime.

quote [ Democrats insisted they weren?t caving, even though they didn?t get what they wanted: ]

The process will be neutral and fair to all sides Really believe this?

Even if there is an agreement in the Senate on the Dreamers there is no guarantee that the house even take this up for a guarantee of Presidential support...pretty much where we were one week ago.

[SFW] [politics] [+4 Sad]
[by bbqkink@7:42pmGMT] [29 comments]

In New York, Crime Falls Along With Police Stops

quote [ Police have radically cut back their use of stop-and-frisk policies. To the surprise of some, crime didn?t spike, but tumbled yet again. ]

I miss the good ol' days when police could just bust open someones head and there was no crime
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Informative]
[by satanspenis666@4:22amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in Senate

quote [ Senators from both parties were scrambling for a new deal to reopen the government quickly, possibly just hours after the midnight deadline passed. ]

Soft paywall so article in extended.

[SFW] [politics] [+3 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@8:57amGMT] [30 comments]

Friday, 19 January 2018

More nuttiness from my home state...trying to make the NCR happen

quote [ The founders of New California took an early step toward statehood Monday with the reading of their own Declaration of Independence from California, a state they describe as "ungovernable."

Their solution: Take over most of current-day California ? including many rural counties ? and leave the coastal urban areas to themselves. ]

They must be offended by the budget surplus and clean air, because when asked if the deal includes making the US Senate proportional by population, they give you a collective "Oooh, can't have that," as a response.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 Sad]
[by knumbknutz@2:19pmGMT] [27 comments]

Thursday, 18 January 2018

READ IT: House Intelligence Committee publishes entire testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson

quote [ Simpson testified to the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors for several hours in November 2017. His firm researched President Donald Trump?s alleged ties to Russia with the help of former M16 Christopher Steele, who compiled a dossier of information which contained numerous explosive claims. ]

Well This should end the witch hunt and fake news comments...but it probably won't

[SFW] [politics] [+2 Funny]
[by bbqkink@10:17pmGMT] [17 comments]

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Flake: Trump battered and abused the truth

quote [ Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) took to the Senate floor to deliver a speech admonishing President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media and cries of fake news. ]

I'm sure a Sen. Joe Arpaio would give an equally gracefully speech about Trump
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Good]
[by satanspenis666@11:12pmGMT] [13 comments]

Who is going to blink?

quote [ There?s never been a government shutdown when one party controls the White House and both chambers of Congress. That may change in two days. ]

It looks like loggerheads but that assumes the Democrats have a spine and that the President won't change his mind.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 Interesting]
[by bbqkink@8:04pmGMT] [6 comments]

Chile slams World Bank for bias in competitiveness rankings

quote [ Chilean officials on Saturday criticized the World Bank, saying it treated the South American country unfairly in its closely watched annual "Doing Business" competitiveness rankings. ]

TLDR World Bank's Doing Business admitted to tanking the ranking of Chile during a Leftist administration for political reasons.

A rough breakdown of what happened by South American Journalist Laurence Blair

I vaguely remember similar treatment of Venezuela by IMF or World Bank during Chavez's first term, pre-coup, but I can't find anything. Does anybody remember, and have links?
[SFW] [politics] [+3]
[by raphael_the_turtle@8:04pmGMT] [5 comments]

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