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Gas Bandit's Political Thread V: The Vampire Likes Bats

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion & More!' started by GasBandit, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. DarkAudit

    DarkAudit Back to Back Champion

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    Doesn't he already have a radio show?


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    It is official, Fox just announced his firing.
     
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    Naaaaaants ingonyama bagithi Baba....
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    He died doing what he loved - killing somebody.
     
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    It is strange that with the rise of Nationalism across the globe, that Germany might turn out to be the last good guy nation in the world.
     
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    Gruebeard King of Cheese

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    What? You guys invading Canada soon?
     
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    Political AND Religious story. And Russia too!

    Russia's Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses

    I know, Fox, but of the 3 links I clicked, it actually had the most information. The Reuters story offers even less.

    Apparently some of their literature was already banned? There's so much more to this story, but it's really lacking in the reporting so far. The most I can offer is that historically (and now) the Russian Orthodox Church is very influential, so no doubt had some influence here, but this is a court ruling not an act of law, so thus where is this from? What's the basis?

    Really bad reporting IMO.
     
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    This is Russia. They're a giant oligarchic dictatorship that stays in power by trampling their citizens underfoot.

    The basis of Russia persecuting people is Russia persecutes people. There's bound to be a shit-ton of laws their courts can draw on and twist about to justify whatever they think the Kremlin wants them decide.

    And given their love of secrecy (The Iron Curtain still hangs, in tatters, yes, but its still there), Russia is not journalist-friendly; we are never gonna get good information about anything that goes on in there, especially something we'd frown on like yet another culture/religion being persecuted.
     
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    It's fucking laughable to name JW's of all things, extremists.

    The people who basically follow all laws of the land, don't vote and refuse to even handle a gun.

    Wait, wasn't there already a long conversation about this here? I could have sworn I read it while I was lying on the hospital bed waiting to see my surgeon.
     
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    Getting pretty sick of the antifa nonsense. Those morons only further serve to push idiots to the right. Don't get me wrong, I was able to spend my formative college years surrounded by hippy liberals and it barely pushed me past moderate, so it's fair to assume that any intelligent person won't be too swayed by them, but there are a lot of dumb people out there that see antifa clowns and take that as a cue to move right.
     
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...or-schools-and-libraries?utm_source=mbtwitter

    You fuckin' idiots.

     
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    He drained the swamp so his cronies could turn it into a super swamp.

    But her fuckin' emails, right?
     
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    I am getting kind of turgid watching this Jason Chaffetz stuff. Really interested in seeing the other shoe drop on him.
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    That's not going to go over well. I mean, if they feel like they have to double down, so be it.
    I can see the logic behind it, where John Deere manufactured the gestalt tractor, so they feel that means they get to decide what sort of rights/privileges pass on to the buyer (or lessee, or licensee, whatever), but they're going to get plenty mad if the steel mills/chip foundries/paint factories in their supply chain start doing the same thing unless JD wants to take 100% of their manufacturing in-house (which I doubt), or if the farmers in question start tacking a license onto all their agriculture that states, "May not be purchased nor used by employees/officers of John Deere, Inc or its owners/subsidiaries."

    --Patrick
     
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    Dei Always shooting Terrik

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    The argument is that since the software is an inseparable part of the product, and that software is protected by copyright, then the gestalt is also protected from any modification that would break that copyright.

    ...which is not what the law was intended to do, but that has become what the law is being used for.

    --Patrick
     
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    The damage JWs do is more to families and those surrounding them than to the land or government they occupy. Source: much of my extended family are witnesses.
     
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    Yeah, they're a cult, for sure.

    Just labeling them the same way you'd label Al Queda or ISIS is nuts.
     
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    I remember a while back that American farmers have resorted to going to Ukrainian dark web sites to get cracks for their tractors, just so they can install repair parts themselves instead of having to pay a JD rep (costs $100 just to show up) to install a JD part (more expensive than other brands) just because they have the dongle to get past the software locks.
     
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    Yep. That was from the same site, a month or so earlier I believe.

    --Patrick
     
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    Spin vs Spin with Bill Nye!

    From one source, the headline: Bill Nye Shreds Climate Change Denier, Slams CNN For Giving Skeptic A Platform On Earth Day
    From another source, the headline: Bill Nye Freaks Out After Scientist Schools Him On Climate Change

    I'll admit not to have watched the interview in question, only read about it from a few "different" sources (the reporting in question is fascinatingly different), but regardless of the content, it shows how people get completely different impressions of "news" depending on what their own biases are, and then by extension, which source they read about the incident.
     
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    I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

    On a related note, I hate how the media brings in "experts" who are not at all experts. If they want to have a debate on climate change, then bring in two climatologists with differing viewpoints. Or at least one of them be a climatologist? Not an engineer and a physicist. :facepalm:

    This drives me nuts with the sensationalist articles on AI that have been appearing more frequently lately, where they quote Elon Musk (a businessman) and Stephen Hawking (a physicist), but never any actual AI researchers. Because who cares about actual AI research and applications (booooring!) when it's the wacky sci-fi theories about robot overlords that sell page hits!
     
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    The same thing holds true about so many topics. Politics may affect us all, that doesn't mean everyone's opinion is useful, interesting, or equal. No, not everyone is a dietician or nutrition specialist. No, we're not all traffic fluidity experts. And so on.
    On the one hand there's the obvious authority fallacy, but the opposite is just as much a problem these days.
     
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    The eternal guardian of what's in the best interest of Women is determined by their Husband/Father, Saudi Arabia, is now on the UN Commission for the Status of Women: No Joke: U.N. Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission, For 2018-2022 Term (Also, that link may be slammed and/or DOS'd. I had it come back with an error twice, so just google around for this story, it's not hard to find)

    The best quote from the article is a tweet which says: “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” Not a bad summary really.
     
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    Fifteen of these countries just betrayed every woman on Earth.

    Argentina
    Australia
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Chile
    Czech Republic
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    India
    Ireland
    Italy
    Japan
    Portugal
    South Korea
    South Africa
    Sweden
    United Kingdom
    United States

    We know 15 voted for Saudi Arabia and the ballot was secret.
     
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    Bolded my suspected holdouts.
     
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    Shouldn't be too hard to figure it out.
    How many of them can't resist the flavor of light sweet, sweet crude oil?

    --Patrick
     
  31. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    The UN is such a joke.
     
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    The joke is on all of us is the problem.
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    So Trump has called all the senate to the White House to discuss North Korea. The military people I know are thinking this means a runup to a possible war.
     
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    Congress won't vote to go to war with a nuclear power. If only because the Republicans don't want "involved in the nuclear annihilation of millions of Koreans" as an addendum to the commercials against them come election time.

    Then again, that's assuming Trump country has enough empathy to care about the kind of thing. I'm betting they don't.
     
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    Insert the Dead Kennedys' "Gone With My Wind" here.


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