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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Marmaduke » 7 December 2020, 19:56

erti wrote:Today marks 79 years from pearl harbor happen...

Political hot potato of our time if ever there was one.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby erti » 7 December 2020, 20:07

Marmaduke wrote:
erti wrote:Today marks 79 years from pearl harbor happen...

Political hot potato of our time if ever there was one.


Especially when the us bombed Japan and pretty much try to send many Asian people into internment camps.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Marmaduke » 7 December 2020, 20:08

erti wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
erti wrote:Today marks 79 years from pearl harbor happen...

Political hot potato of our time if ever there was one.


Especially when the us bombed Japan and pretty much try to send many Asian people into Internment camps.

You think Hiroshima and Nagasaki were attempts to accrue civilian prisoners?
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Derek » 7 December 2020, 21:10

During WW2 the US rounded up Asian-Americans and put them into internment camps.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Marmaduke » 7 December 2020, 22:12

Derek wrote:During WW2 the US rounded up Asian-Americans and put them into internment camps.

Really? Did not know that. Well. There we go. Learned something I didn’t need to know from learning something I didn’t need to know.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby erti » 7 December 2020, 22:23

Marmaduke wrote:
Derek wrote:During WW2 the US rounded up Asian-Americans and put them into internment camps.

Really? Did not know that. Well. There we go. Learned something I didn’t need to know from learning something I didn’t need to know.


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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 26 January 2021, 07:25

Marmaduke wrote:
Derek wrote:During WW2 the US rounded up Asian-Americans and put them into internment camps.

Really? Did not know that. Well. There we go. Learned something I didn’t need to know from learning something I didn’t need to know.

On the topic of WWII, look up the Kyushu Imperial University vivisection experiments. A B-29 bomber crashed in Kyushu and eight US servicemen survived. They were taken to this university to be experimented on and vivisected. The men thought these were doctors who were there to help them. All eight of them died.

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Re: US Politics in General

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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Brenden » 31 January 2021, 19:45

Derek wrote:Redemption arc

Watkins told the AP that after Trump failed to pardon him or other participants in the insurrection, his client “felt like he was betrayed by the president.”

Oh, he bitter.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Severelius » 31 January 2021, 20:01

It's hilarious to me that apparently so many of these idiots legitimately seemed to just expect a pardon. They followed Trump like a cult for 4 years and still failed to understand who he is as a person.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Derek » 31 January 2021, 20:18

I think it's fair to say that no one who understands who he is as a person would have followed him like a cult to begin with. But there's always the possibility that he will storm the Senate in the coming weeks, arrest everyone for being a pedophile, declare martial law, and become president again.

Trump being off twitter has left such a vacuum. For a couple weeks it seemed really quiet, but since I've noticed a huge uptick in the volume of "news stories" that are just something either AOC or Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Severelius » 31 January 2021, 20:26

I'm sure many of them are eagerly awaiting the moment all their technology fails as he unleashes an EMP from his secret Space Force bunker on the moon and broadcasts a message to the entire world totally legitimately proving that every Democrat in office on any level is a paedophile and declaring martial law as the military revolt and install him back into office for life.

Give it a few years and Marjorie Taylor Greene will be President and the whole cycle will repeat again, except with Republicans now suddenly caring about sexism.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Magic J » 31 January 2021, 20:32

Severelius wrote:It's hilarious to me that apparently so many of these idiots legitimately seemed to just expect a pardon. They followed Trump like a cult for 4 years and still failed to understand who he is as a person.

He'd have had more chance of a pardon if he'd committed war crimes. Gunning down Iraqi civilians and murdering prisoners of war is just obviously fine and dandy, even commendable. Breaking into the Capitol is not. You know how it is.

Sorry. I've lapsed into an inappropriate cynicism. The pardoning of those men was genuinely reprehensible. Be outraged.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Severelius » 31 January 2021, 20:57

Magic J wrote:
Severelius wrote:It's hilarious to me that apparently so many of these idiots legitimately seemed to just expect a pardon. They followed Trump like a cult for 4 years and still failed to understand who he is as a person.

He'd have had more chance of a pardon if he'd committed war crimes. Gunning down Iraqi civilians and murdering prisoners of war is just obviously fine and dandy, even commendable. Breaking into the Capitol is not. You know how it is.

Sorry. I've lapsed into an inappropriate cynicism. The pardoning of those men was genuinely repressible. Be outraged.

Shit like that is why I spent 4 years so frustrated with people who adopt the "lol he's a funny meme President" approach to Trump.

Some shit he did and said was objectively funny to point and laugh at the buffoon over but giving an actual textbook remorseless psychopath the powers of the presidency was never going to end well.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Derek » 1 February 2021, 02:48

I have a question for all of you. Democrats have been running on "$2000" checks since the election. Did you understand that to mean $2000 checks, or $1400 checks?
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Lord Dweebington » 1 February 2021, 06:15

Derek wrote:I have a question for all of you. Democrats have been running on "$2000" checks since the election. Did you understand that to mean $2000 checks, or $1400 checks?

It depends how evil the Republicans feel.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby René » 1 February 2021, 12:30

Ironically, one of my mothers-in-law has been insisting that it's the Republicans who have been trying to get bigger stimulus cheques to people while it's the Democrats who have been blocking their valiant efforts at every turn. (And I suspect the others would agree with her on that assessment.)
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby Severelius » 1 February 2021, 12:37

I took it to mean $2000 total, and I'm also of the understanding that $600 of that has already been granted despite Republican resistance, thus the $1400 is to make it up to the promised total.

I am however not surprised that the "my entire political identity revolves around endlessly tweeting that the Democrats are always wrong no matter what" segment of online discourse are going out of their way to pretend they were viciously lied to and that now they should get $2000 on top of the $600 already passed.

It's the "we endorse Bernie Sanders' plan to extend the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but now that Democrats have introduced legislation to do that suddenly only $15 is barbaric and hateful" mindset at work among certain extremely-online echo chambers and yes that is an incredibly qualified statement to avoid pissing anyone off unjustly.
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Re: US Politics in General

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 2 February 2021, 01:53

Derek wrote:I have a question for all of you. Democrats have been running on "$2000" checks since the election. Did you understand that to mean $2000 checks, or $1400 checks?

No. They meant 1,400 added to the 600. You must’ve heard wrong. Nothing to see here. Move on.

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