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Polidicks Rules - Updated 13th May 2017

These are generally what you were used to within SH. Because of the political issues, I expect this subforum to take on a more serious tone. Reporting & Posting Guidelines Because this is a debate forum we expect you to put effort into your posts,...

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13th May 2017
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Former "Playmate" speaks up about 9 month affair with Trump, and how she was silenced

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/16/586501697/alleged-ex-trump-paramour-says-catch-and-kill-practice-kept-her-quiet?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180217 ...

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Politics

Commonwealth in "Secret Succession Plans"

Source Interesting article, didn't know if it belonged in PD or SH so move if needed

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Politics

Mueller Indicts 13 Russians for Hacking During U.S. Election ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-16/mueller-indicts-13-russians-for-hacking-during-u-s-election-jdq8fyg0 BOOM!!! https://twitter.com/benjaminwittes/status/964558955426041857/video/1

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In Leaked Chats, WikiLeaks Discusses Preference for GOP Over Clinton, Russia, Trolling, Feminists ( 2 Last )

(headline changed to fit) https://theintercept.com/2018/02/14/julian-assange-wikileaks-election-clinton-trump/ Assanges retort, through Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/963908650321567744 Long article complete with screengrabs, I...

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by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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Politics

UKIP votes to oust leader Henry Bolton

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43098646 Whoever wins this leadership election will be the eighth leader of UKIP since the Brexit vote

1 Hour Ago
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Stupid

Video games, not guns, to blame for school shooting, says Kentucky gov. ( 2 Last )

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/02/video-games-not-guns-to-blame-for-school-shooting-says-kentucky-gov/

1 Hour Ago
by UntouchedShadow Go to last post
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Science

News network climate reporting soared in 2017 thanks to Trump

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/feb/15/news-network-climate-reporting-soared-in-2017-thanks-to-trump

2 Hours Ago
by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
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Question

Trump suggests 25 cent increase in gas tax, senator says ( 2 Last )

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/02/14/politics/trump-gas-tax/index.html (User was banned for this post ("for the 6th time: use Polidicks already" - postal))

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News

Confusion surrounds Macron’s compulsory military service

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/14/france-emmanuel-macron-compulsory-military-service-young-people A person can understand both the merits of having and not having national service. Like Israel and Sweden having it is a necessity by...

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10 Hours Ago
by Talishmar Go to last post
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School

Trump administration revokes protections for transgender students in public schools ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2018/02/12/education-department-will-no-longer-investigate-transgender-bathroom-complaints/?utm_term=.f5b33c9d1b7b

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by gtanoofa Go to last post
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The Trump admin wants to turn the International Space Station into a commercially run venture ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/02/11/the-trump-administration-wants-to-turn-the-international-space-station-into-a-commercially-run-venture/?utm_term=.ed9bda43233b

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1 Day Ago
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Repeat

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Under Investigation Over Corruption Allegations

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mb53jn/fcc-inspector-general-investigation-ajit-pai-corruption Let's hope he can afford the premium prison package.

nox 4 people are reading this thread x 4 Starred x 132
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by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
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Politics
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Politics

Rick Gates' attorneys withdraw, replaced by lawyer known for negotiating plea deals

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/959192993268994048 Seems like Mueller flipped him Waiting for a full article 1st February 2018 CNN article from a week ago about possible negotiations between Gates and Mueller

1 Day Ago
by Extronic Go to last post
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Politics

Mitt Romney to launch U.S. Senate campaign Thursday in Utah

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-mitt-romney-senate-campaign-20180214-story.html

1 Day Ago
by Xion21 Go to last post
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News

Trump Jr wife in hospital after opening white powder envelope

source maybe this is more SH material than polidicks considering it isn't quite political, mods feel free to move this as appropriate

1 Day Ago
by shotgun334 Go to last post
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Gross

Duterte tells soldiers to shoot female rebels in their vaginas

Source: Washington Post Human Rights Watch points out that this is a violation of the Geneva Convention. That link also has a longer excerpt of the speech:

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'Canada does not treat us right': Trump threatens new tax ( 2 Last )

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trump-canada-global-trade-tax-1.4532053 :why:

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by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
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'The Trump slump': Remington files for bankruptcy as gun sales tumble

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/13/remington-bankruptcy-guns-trump-slump-sales Polidicks coz this will probs get spicey Assuming the connection between Trump and declining gun sales is inferred correctly; it's ironic that (marginally)...

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by GordonZombie Go to last post
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South Africa’s ANC demands President Jacob Zuma step down

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/south-africas-anc-prepares-to-push-out-president-zuma-after-marathon-meeting/2018/02/13/d66e4a3c-1003-11e8-a68c-e9374188170e_story.html

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Humor

Iran says enemies used atomic lizards to spy on its nuclear program

http://www.newsweek.com/iran-says-enemies-using-lizards-spy-nuclear-program-805195

2 Days Ago
by Destroyox Go to last post
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'The United States is under attack': Intelligence chief Dan Coats says Putin targeting 2018 election

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/13/intelligence-director-coats-says-u-s-under-attack-putin-targeting-2018-elections/332566002/

2 Days Ago
by karimatrix Go to last post
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Politics

Democrat Margaret Good Flips Seat in Florida, 36th Democratic Flip Since Trump's Inauguration

https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/upload/c_crop,d_placeholder_euli9k,h_1440,w_2560,x_0,y_0/dpr_2.0/c_limit,w_740/fl_lossy,q_auto/v1518572197/180213-resnick-margaret-good-lede_czb6re ...

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by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
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Politics

Trump Budget Would Swap Food Stamps for ‘100% American’ Food Packages ( 2 Last )

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-12/trump-budget-swaps-food-stamps-for-100-percent-american-food

3 Days Ago
by GunFox Go to last post
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Everything/Nothing

White House let Rob Porter keep his job even after receiving final FBI report

https://nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/politics/rob-porter-fbi-background-check.html

3 Days Ago
by Steel & Iron Go to last post
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Everything/Nothing

Israeli police recommend indicting Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/13/israeli-police-recommend-indicting-benjamin-netanyahu-for-bribery

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Work In Progress

PA governor rejects the newly proposed congressional map by GOP

https://i.imgur.com/yyejZNU.png The proposed redrawing. Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-pennsylvania/pennsylvania-court-set-to-redraw-voting-maps-after-governor-veto-idUSKCN1FX2BM Reminder that PA's court has a democrat...

3 Days Ago
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News

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show ( 2 3 4 Last )

Source So what do we do about nazis when the cops are nazis, too? Bonus long-ass article from The Intercept regarding FBI investigation into white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement (Not sure how well The Intercept is received here, I...

3 Days Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
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Politics

Alt-Right GOP Candidate Paul Nehlen Suspended From Twitter After Racist Meghan Markle Posting

http://www.newsweek.com/alt-right-gop-candidate-paul-nehlen-suspended-twitter-after-racist-markle-802863 To add insult to injury, he was even disavowed by Bannon and Breitbart :v:

3 Days Ago
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Russian bots aggressively pushing more ‘deep state’ hashtags after success of #ReleaseTheMemo

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/06/russia-twitter-hashtags-deep-state-395928

4 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/us/politics/white-house-budget-congress.html Budget (160 page PDF): https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/budget-fy2019.pdf

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by Sableye Go to last post
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Sessions praises "Anglo-American Heritage of Law Enforcement," faces fresh criticism of racism

http://www.newsweek.com/jeff-sessions-racism-anglo-american-sheriff-803624

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by Cloak Raider Go to last post
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Release

White House blocks release of Democrats' memo ( 2 Last )

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/09/trump-blocks-release-of-democratic-memo-402083 https://twitter.com/nprpolitics/status/962125986740473857 https://twitter.com/philewing/status/962127401961578496...

4 Days Ago
by V12US Go to last post
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Politics

Trump pledges to fix infrastructure but $200bn plan falls well short

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/12/trump-infrastructure-plan-200bn The plan (PDF 55 pages): https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/INFRASTRUCTURE-211.pdf It's really hard to find a detailed breakdown at the moment...

4 Days Ago
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Map

As Venezuela's situation worsens, Colombia and Brazil clamp down on their borders

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/08/venezuela-migrants-colombia-brazil-borders

4 Days Ago
by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
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Politics

Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work

https://www.hrdive.com/news/maine-becomes-first-state-to-protect-marijuana-use-outside-of-work/516084/ A pretty short article, so only two paragraphs were omitted here. Some additional excerpts from the aforementioned Littler Mendelson report: ...

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by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Love

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to visit North Korea at 'earliest date' possible

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-invites-souths-moon-to-pyongyang-seoul?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10 Looking forward to more positive development towards a unified...

4 Days Ago
by Jcw87 Go to last post
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"Patriot Legal Expense Fund" to help Trump campaign staff pay legal bills in Russia investigation

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/legal-fund-development-trump-administration-campaign-staff-pay/story?id=52795689 Don't worry, Trump's appointment to the Office of Government Ethics says this is perfectly ethical. Gotta protect those Patriots™.

4 Days Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
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News

6 Teens Enter Kansas Governor's Race

Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/09/584678163/kansas-scrambles-to-change-rules-after-6-teens-enter-governors-race

4 Days Ago
by F.X Clampazzo Go to last post
33 2,317
Politics

Trump appointee seeks $0 funding for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/01/19/trump-appointee-seeks-0-funding-consumer-watchdog/1047642001/ Under Mick Mulvaney the CFPB has also stalled it's investigation against Equifax and dropped a lawsuit against a predatory lender....

4 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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News

Nunes Memo released. ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

https://lawfareblog.com/document-nunes-memo just came out will add more links as the story builds up https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/us/politics/trump-fbi-memo.html ...

4 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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Politics

Democratic National Convention fundraising lagging severely compared to RNC

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/30/democratic-national-committee-fundraising-379360 Alternate sources: ...

4 Days Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
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Everything/Nothing

American spies paid $100,000 to a Russian who wanted to sell material on Trump ( 2 Last )

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/us/politics/us-cyberweapons-russia-trump.html There is some weird ass spy movie playing out in the background of the world right now. This is one of those article that's like a big story and you kind of have to read...

5 Days Ago
by Dwarden Go to last post
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Question

EU reaches out a hand to Western Balkans

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/06/serbia-and-montenegro-could-join-eu-in-2025-says-brussels

5 Days Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
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Love

Bernie Sanders summons team to discuss 2020 ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

Politico Run Bernie, run!

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5 Days Ago
by CommunistCookie Go to last post
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Politics

Brexit: Relations between Britain and the EU sink to a new low ( 2 Last )

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-talks-david-davis-michel-barnier-eu-brussels-transition-period-a8203176.html tl;dr politics

5 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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Everything/Nothing

Rachel Brand, No. 3 at the Justice Department, plans to resign

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/us/politics/rachel-brand-justice-department.html :tinfoil: Hats on :tinfoil: Trump will now get to choose the person, subject to Senate confirmation, who would take over responsibility for the Mueller probe in...

6 Days Ago
by 1legmidget Go to last post
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Politics

Democrat wins special election in Trump heartland Missouri

Reuters. Emphasis mine. Just to point out that this isn't a 100% win, and that democrats could still face difficulties.

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6 Days Ago
by Speedhax Go to last post
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Shitpost

GOP Senate Nominee deletes controversial social media posts, considers reposting them

Short article so I just posted the whole thing. https://apnews.com/36b2c6ef4f414530aca09f56cc299de7

6 Days Ago
by ForcedDj Go to last post
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Gross

Another White House Aide resigns amidst abuse allegations (David Sorenson, Speechwriter)

New York Times I think the bigger news story here is that trump does have a speechwriter, yet continues to deliver speeches as if he never looked at a script in his life

6 Days Ago
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by Im Crimson Go to last post
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News

Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage in world first

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bermuda-gay-marriage-repeal-legislation-same-sex-world-first-lgbt-rights-latest-news-a8200361.html

1 Week Ago
by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
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Stupid

Trump’s ‘marching orders’ to the Pentagon: Plan a grand military parade ( 2 3 Last )

Trump's 'marching orders' to the Pentagon: Plan a grand military parade ...

1 Week Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
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Gross

Rob Porter: Trump praises ex-aide accused of domestic abuse

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43010912 What Rob Porter did to his wife (source Wapo) https://i.imgur.com/iJhuuCs.jpg It's also reported that the White House knew about abuse allegations against Porter for months ...

1 Week Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
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Rant

The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/03/the-u-s-government-is-set-to-borrow-nearly-1-trillion-this-year/?utm_term=.22d80bcf05af We're pretty fucked boys, the party that wanted us to treat government the way a family treats their...

1 Week Ago
by thelurker1234 Go to last post
24 2,864
Help

How Russian Bots Made "#ReleaseTheMemo" Go Viral With Trump Fans ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/04/trump-twitter-russians-release-the-memo-216935

1 Week Ago
by Korizmo Go to last post
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Rant

Nancy Pelosi is currently 6 hours into a speech on the House floor demanding an immigration bill ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/pelosi-launches-hours-long-filibuster-style-speech-in-bid-to-force-immigration-votes-in-the-house/2018/02/07/b98a25f4-0c33-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kKQSDsXOg8 ...

1 Week Ago
by SunsetTable Go to last post
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Stupid

Donald Trump blames stock market plunge on 'so much good news', calls it a 'big mistake'

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-08/donald-trump-breaks-silence-on-stock-market-decline/9407218 I just do not understand anymore.

1 Week Ago
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1 Week Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
53 2,598
Politics

Rand Paul objection to spending bill forces short-term government shutdown

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/congress-readies-vote-budget-deal-hoping-avoid-shutdown-n845961

1 Week Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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Gross

Holocaust Denier Will Be GOP Nominee In Illinois Congressional Race ( 2 Last )

Source: The Forward (Media Bias/Fact Check Page) Emphasis mine.

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1 Week Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
54 5,101
Politics

AfD calls for end to English in NRW primary schools so kids can focus on German

Source: https://www.thelocal.de/20180208/more-german-and-math-afd-against-english-in-primary-schools :what:

1 Week Ago
by Gramophone Go to last post
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Humor

Trump would love to see a shutdown over immigration

Source More proof that the US presidency might as well be a comedy bit.

1 Week Ago
by Coolboy Go to last post
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1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
36 1,720
Humor

EPA head Scott Pruitt says global warming may help 'humans flourish' ( 2 Last )

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/07/epa-head-scott-pruitt-says-global-warming-may-help-humans-flourish :ohno:

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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TV

HBO orders 'Pod Save America' election specials

http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/hbo-orders-pod-save-america-1202692499/ SH/PD borderline thread

1 Week Ago
by LZTYBRN Go to last post
3 1,092
Politics

Navalny Links Kremlin to Trump Campaign Aide Paul Manafort

Source: The Moscow Times Investigation (english subs available):

1 Week Ago
by Megalan Go to last post
3 1,059
Politics

Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study ( 2 Last )

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/06/sharing-fake-news-us-rightwing-study-trump-university-of-oxford http://www.newsweek.com/liberals-dont-share-believe-fake-news-much-right-wing-study-finds-800219

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1 Week Ago
by thelurker1234 Go to last post
57 4,174
Art

Leaked UK government report says Brexit will damage growth ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/30/brexit-would-damage-uk-growth-says-leaked-cabinet-report

1 Week Ago
by joshthesmith Go to last post
91 4,413
Help

Russians penetrated U.S. voter registration rolls in some states, says top U.S. official

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/russians-penetrated-u-s-voter-systems-says-top-u-s-n845721 I never really thought about this but this is a pretty unusual situation where the federal government is going to have to give highly classified...

1 Week Ago
by Dave_Parker Go to last post
16 1,473
Politics

GOP bid for control in Nevada raises fear of endless recalls ( 2 Last )

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article198776924.html TLDR the GOP is trying to get two Democratic state senators recalled - the unusual thing is that they have given no specific reason or justification for why these two should...

1 Week Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
40 1,919
Request

Trump's lawyers want him to refuse Mueller's interview request

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/us/politics/trump-lawyers-special-counsel-interview.html

1 Week Ago
by archangel125 Go to last post
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Stupid

Trump Denounces Democrats as "Un-American, Treasonous" for not applauding his SOTU speech ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.apnews.com/a42dc6caf65640f0b7e7aa802b483a5c

Popularvote 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Starred x 37
1 Week Ago
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Politics

German police association calls for complete legalization of cannabis

Source: https://www.thelocal.de/20180205/german-police-association-calls-for-end-to-cannabis-ban

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1 Week Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
9 943