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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
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
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Gross

Trump asked the acting FBI director how he voted during Oval Office meeting

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-asked-the-acting-fbi-director-whom-he-voted-for-during-oval-office-meeting/2018/01/23/2cb50818-0073-11e8-8acf-ad2991367d9d_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_mccabe-815pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm...

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by nox Go to last post
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Windsor Conservatives resign in protest at proposals to clear homeless before royal wedding

Source. It's not often you see some measure of principle these days, especially from members of the Conservative party.

GordonZombie 5 people are reading this thread x 5 Starred x 29
6 Minutes Ago
by TestECull Go to last post
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UK Government announces anti-fake news unit

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42791218

51 Minutes Ago
by Trainbike Go to last post
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Politics

ICE has detained or deported prominent immigration activists

Source. Every day ICE tries its best to show how much of a mistake its formation was.

Carlito 5 people are reading this thread x 5 Starred x 21
3 Hours Ago
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Victoria's first female Aboriginal MP receives death threats over Australia Day comments

Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-20/aboriginal-mp-lidia-thrope-receives-death-threats/9345534 For context for non-Australian members, Australia Day commemorates the anniversary of the arrival of the British First Fleet in 1788. As the...

BF Thread has images 4 people are reading this thread x 4
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by Pat.Lithium Go to last post
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Politics

BREAKING: Senate Dems agree to Deal to End Government Shutdown ( 2 Last )

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/370107-dems-take-deal-clearing-way-to-end-shutdown?amp&__twitter_impression=true And a better source: https://apnews.com/7cab698916344a84894a2ae97c1ab395?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

6 Hours Ago
by cis.joshb Go to last post
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Politics

Biden: McConnell stopped Obama from calling out Russians

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/23/mitch-mcconnell-russia-obama-joe-biden-359531

6 Hours Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

Mueller seeks to question Trump about Flynn and Comey departures

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-seeks-to-question-trump-about-flynn-and-comey-departures/2018/01/23/e6652db6-0068-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html?utm_term=.7d69841c8261 Edit:...

Retinazer 1 people are reading this thread x 1
8 Hours Ago
by geel9 Go to last post
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Politics

Trump's "America First" Tariffs, and their effects on the Solar Industry

Quartz, which is listed as Left-Center by Media Bias Fact Check The article also has a little section of Obama's attempts at using tariffs to grow the solar industry in the US, but those backfired as well, causing to accelerate the Chinese industry.

8 Hours Ago
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8 Hours Ago
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Humor

Trump just basically said he's anti-childbirth ( 2 Last )

http://mashable.com/2018/01/19/trump-march-for-life-childbirth/#znjyiEORlSql https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-flubs-abortion-speech-its-wrong-for-babies-to-born-in-ninth-month “Right now, a number of state laws allow a baby to be born from his or...

Itsjustguy 4 people are reading this thread x 4 Starred x 50
9 Hours Ago
by Revenge282 Go to last post
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Question

Sessions is interviewed in Mueller's Russia investigation

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/us/politics/jeff-sessions-special-counsel-russia.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

9 Hours Ago
by Cyan_Husky Go to last post
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9 Hours Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Gross

Trump used accent to imitate India's prime minister ( 2 Last )

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/370076-trump-known-to-use-indian-accent-to-imitate-indias-prime-minister Alternate source:...

snookypookums Thread has images 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Starred x 26
11 Hours Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
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Mueller seeks to question Trump about Flynn and Comey departures

From WaPo: SOURCE SOURCE 2 (CNN) 5:20pm Duplicate thread, please close.

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by Sableye Go to last post
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IMF warns global recession 'may be closer than we think'

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11980506

Boilrig 1 people are reading this thread x 1
14 Hours Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
20 1,664
Help

Senate Intelligence Panel Makes Plea to Strip 'Troublesome' Spying Measure From Spending Bill

https://twitter.com/ByronTau/status/955522764324179968 Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

16 Hours Ago
by sgman91 Go to last post
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by Sableye Go to last post
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19 Hours Ago
by Zillamaster55 Go to last post
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News

Poll: Republicans' satisfaction with nation’s direction highest in decade ( 2 Last )

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/369011-poll-republican-satisfaction-with-nations-direction-highest-in-decade

19 Hours Ago
by .Isak. Go to last post
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20 Hours Ago
by Spetsnaz95 Go to last post
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6 killed, hundreds arrested, and priests detained in DRC as the government cracks down on protests

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/23/congo-steps-up-deadly-crackdown-after-more-protests-against-kabila

20 Hours Ago
by ThatSwordGuy Go to last post
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Twitter admits far more Russian bots posted on election than it had disclosed

Source Twitter's report I wasn't sure if this deserved to go in polidicks or SH. Assuming polidicks because it's relevant to the election but mods can move if they wish.

Lambeth Starred x 21
20 Hours Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
13 1,783
Stupid

Tim Hortons franchise owners tell workers to blame Wynne for benefit cuts and to 'not vote Liberal' ( 2 Last )

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4493703.1516308387!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/tim-hortons-notice-susan-and-jason-holman.jpg Also important

22 Hours Ago
by _Axel Go to last post
69 4,059
Gross

Trump Admin Will Protect Health Workers Who Refuse Services On Religious Grounds ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/18/578811426/trump-will-protect-health-workers-who-reject-patients-on-religious-grounds?sc=17&f=578811426

1 Day Ago
by Big Bang Go to last post
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Repeat

Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/18/new-zealand-jacinda-ardern-pregnant I was wondering if this would be the first time a world leader had ever given birth while in office, but apparently Benazir Bhutto did it in 1990

1 Day Ago
by zakedodead Go to last post
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Art

FBI director threatened to resign amid Trump, Sessions pressure

https://www.axios.com/scoop-1516661397-877adb3e-5f8d-44a1-8a2f-d4f0894ca6a7.html Context: there was a report yesterday that Sessions was pressuring Director Wray to fire McCabe, but it was unclear what Wray's response was. It's now come out that Wray...

1 Day Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
10 1,037
Gross

Trump voting commission bought Texas election data flagging Hispanic voters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/trump-election-fraud-commission-bought-texas-election-data-flagging-hispanic-voters/2018/01/22/2791934a-fd55-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html 🤔

1 Day Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
10 1,112
Politics

UKIP's NEC unanimously backs vote of no confidence in leader Henry Bolton

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42767657 There will now be an emergency meeting of UKIP members in the next 28 days to vote on whether to remove Bolton as leader - unless he resigns before then, which he says he won't If he's removed, UKIP...

1 Day Ago
by EXPLOOOSIONS! Go to last post
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News
1 Day Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

Younger Republicans want an alternative to Trump ( 2 Last )

Source Not a whole lot to the story so I posted the whole dang thing

1 Day Ago
by LegndNikko Go to last post
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Help

America Has a Foreign Tourist Problem ( 2 Last )

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/how-to-reverse-america-s-foreign-tourist-problem https://i.imgur.com/VhdS6Su.png https://i.imgur.com/0wQX4RT.png (pictures courtesy of Bloomberg)

2 Days Ago
by Mega1mpact Go to last post
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News

FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump

SOURCE: http://amp.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article195231139.html?__twitter_impression=true

2 Days Ago
by Zukriuchen Go to last post
20 1,989
Politics

Turkey says it will press ahead with all out attack on Kurdish held city of Afrin in Syria

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/19/turkey-says-will-press-ahead-attack-kurdish-held-city-afrin/ This second article claims they're invading right now but I can't see any other news pieces saying the same thing. Also it's a big all caps...

2 Days Ago
by Matthew0505 Go to last post
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Stupid

Trump asked Moon to give him public credit for pressuring North Korea into talks

Trump asked Moon to give him public credit for pressuring North Korea into talks ...

2 Days Ago
by Eva-1337 Go to last post
8 1,242
Help

U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-religion/u-s-health-agency-revokes-obama-era-planned-parenthood-protection-idUSKBN1F820T

2 Days Ago
by FlakTheMighty Go to last post
12 1,322
Humor

Trump’s attempts to show voter fraud appear to have stalled

https://www.apnews.com/16be5158af764b0388c40a421a8b0a64

2 Days Ago
by Firgof Umbra Go to last post
3 1,218
Politics

John Kelly: Trump now believes wall is 'unnecessary', was 'misinformed'

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/18/578796237/kelly-says-trump-now-believes-border-wall-is-unnecessary Meanwhile, Trump tweets: 'some of the wall will be invisible'

Dr. Ethan Asia Thread has images 1 people are reading this thread x 1 Starred x 73
2 Days Ago
by Chris Morris Go to last post
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Map

Mike Pence to Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, "US will back two-state solution if both sides agree"

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/21/us-will-back-two-state-solution-if-both-sides-agree-mike-pence

3 Days Ago
by ScumBunny Go to last post
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Stupid

UK: Boris Johnson floats idea of 'Channel Bridge', gets shot down

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/walkingdead/images/e/ec/Boris_Johnson_Sad.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151202225612 BBC Guardian Independent

3 Days Ago
by Dr. Ethan Asia Go to last post
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Politics

Iran suspected of increasing espionage in Germany

Source: http://www.dw.com/en/iran-suspected-of-increasing-espionage-in-germany/a-42229310

3 Days Ago
by ScumBunny Go to last post
1 515
Politics

Two Federal Reserve Openings Provide One Chance to Counter Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/us/politics/federal-reserve-trump.html?ribbon-ad-idx=9&rref=politics&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Politics&pgtype=article

3 Days Ago
by thelurker1234 Go to last post
5 1,249
Politics

Supreme Court temporarily blocks North Carolina gerrymandering ruling

https://nytimes.com/2018/01/18/us/politics/supreme-court-north-carolina-gerrymandering.html

3 Days Ago
by geel9 Go to last post
27 1,852
Politics

WH Budget Director Mick Mulvaney- shutdown "will look very different than it did in past years"

USA Today As a side note here's a CNN title for an article about the shutdown https://i.imgur.com/MIo6A7y.png

3 Days Ago
by SKEEA Go to last post
24 2,043
Humor

The Donald Trump Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards ( 2 3 Last )

https://gop.com/the-highly-anticipated-2017-fake-news-awards/ The President of the United States spent weeks preparing this. There are ample articles covering this, but this is the primary source of all of them, so I figured I'd just cut out...

4 Days Ago
by BlindSniper17 Go to last post
119 6,325
Computers

Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/technology/apple-tax-bill-repatriate-cash.html I wonder how this will affect future debates about the effects of taxation

4 Days Ago
by catbarf Go to last post
11 1,038
Politics

Study points to rise right wing violence in 2017 ( 2 Last )

Source: https://www.adl.org/education/resources/reports/murder-and-extremism-in-the-united-states-in-2017#the-perpetrators I recommend looking at the full source yourself, it's not formatted like a regular article, and I couldn't figure out a way to...

4 Days Ago
by catbarf Go to last post
40 2,766
Politics

An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/us/politics/kenneth-marcus-civil-rights-israel-bds.html?ribbon-ad-idx=9&rref=politics

4 Days Ago
by Bertie Go to last post
4 494
NSFW

Trump Lawyer Arranged $130,000 Payment for Adult-Film Star’s Silence

Source second source if you're being paywalled by wsj http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368779-trump-lawyer-arranged-130k-payment-to-adult-film-star-to-stay-quiet

5 Days Ago
by Revenge282 Go to last post
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Work In Progress

Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia investigation

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/steve-bannon-mueller-russia-subpoena.html Update http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/17/politics/bannon-mueller-strike-deal/index.html

5 Days Ago
by mcharest Go to last post
30 3,147
Humor

Trump in ‘excellent health,’ according to his presidential fitness exam ( 2 3 Last )

http://www.theolympian.com/news/nation-world/national/article194505079.html

5 Days Ago
by Il Principe Go to last post
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Link

Ex-CIA officer suspected of compromising Chinese informants is arrested

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/cia-china-mole-arrest-jerry-chun-shing-lee.html They've been hunting the Chinese mole for years and it seems they finally got him. If guilty, this guy committed one of the most traitorous acts in...

5 Days Ago
by L'Citizen Go to last post
12 1,254
Help

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

Source: The New York Times (emphasis mine) uhhhhhhhhhhhhh

5 Days Ago
by doombman Go to last post
18 2,017
News

AP Sources: WH directed Bannon silence in House interview

https://www.apnews.com/b8bcb053fda9444a9c0f1dc0ea7b87e4/AP-Sources:-WH-directed-Bannon-silence-in-House-interview

5 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
13 1,526
Stupid

Comcast Fired 500 After Claiming Tax Cut Would Create Jobs

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/01/05/comcast-fires-500-tax-cut/

5 Days Ago
by Dave_Parker Go to last post
5 854
Politics

New California declares independence from rest of state ( 2 3 4 Last )

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-california-declares-independence-from-rest-of-state/ Thats_a_Fallout_refrence.jpg

Wii60 Thread has images Starred x 49
5 Days Ago
by thelurker1234 Go to last post
143 7,704
Politics

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/cia-china-mole-arrest-jerry-chun-shing-lee.html

6 Days Ago
by TheNerdPest14 Go to last post
5 469
Help

Unexpected defeat in rural Wisconsin special election sets off alarm bells for Republicans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/01/17/daily-202-unexpected-defeat-in-rural-wisconsin-special-election-sets-off-alarm-bells-for-republicans/5a5eb5d230fb0469e884019a/ ...

6 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
19 1,790
TV

Fox News to launch documentary series about the Clinton impeachment process

http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/fox-news-scandalous-bill-clinton-impreachment-trump-1202665047/

6 Days Ago
by CyclonatorZ Go to last post
21 2,055
Politics

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Source Is there another republican out there that isn't corrupted by its big business donors?

ZachPL Starred x 76
6 Days Ago
by J!NX Go to last post
26 3,311
Politics
6 Days Ago
by Anteep Go to last post
4 854
Politics

Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/chelsea-manning-files-to-run-for-us-senate-in-maryland/2018/01/13/6439f0d0-f88c-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html

6 Days Ago
by Lambeth Go to last post
54 3,586
Politics

Economists Credit Trump as Tailwind for U.S. Growth, Hiring and Stocks

https://www.wsj.com/articles/economists-credit-trump-as-tailwind-for-u-s-growth-hiring-and-stocks-1515682893

1 Week Ago
by Doctor Zedacon Go to last post
28 1,832
Stupid

Half of the US government's financial assets are student loans ( 2 Last )

https://community.finimize.com/t/graphic-of-the-week/1044/25?u=anders_finimize posted by https://twitter.com/anderskravis https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/z1/current/html/default.htm link to q3 release

ophelia Thread has images Starred x 33
1 Week Ago
by Ninja Gnome Go to last post
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Humor

Russia's prime minister Dmitry Medvedev says aliens are among us, and to get more detalied information by watching 'Men in Black' ( 2 Last )

Source I agree with the last line. Oh and if you haven't seen Men in Black you really should cause it's an awesome movie.

Rocco101 Thread has images Funny x 124
1 Week Ago
by sean747 Go to last post
58 6,673
Gross

UKIP suspends leader's girlfriend over racist text messages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42679187 UKIP's death march continues

1 Week Ago
by Menien Goneld Go to last post
31 2,618
Politics

Prominent Kosovar Serb politician Oliver Ivanović killed in drive-by shooting; tensions escalate

Sources listed in order of text: The Telegraph, Deutsche Welle, The New York Times, B92 (1, 2)

1 Week Ago
by Benx303 Go to last post
2 562
News

Jeremy Corbyn: I'm not calling for second EU referendum

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42681929 (User was banned for this post ("Don't post the entire article" - Sgt Doom))

1 Week Ago
by fulgrim Go to last post
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1 Week Ago
by HumanAbyss Go to last post
126 6,767
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1 Week Ago
by Spetsnaz95 Go to last post
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Politics
1 Week Ago
by F.X Clampazzo Go to last post
14 1,213
Shitpost

Abbas Declares Oslo Accords Dead: 'Trump's Peace Plan Is a Slap, We'll Slap Back'

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/abbas-declares-oslo-accords-dead-trump-s-peace-plan-is-a-slap-1.5730759

1 Week Ago
by sgman91 Go to last post
2 854
News

Wales Prepares to Ban Physical Punishment of Children ( 2 3 4 Last )

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/world/europe/wales-ban-children-physical-punishment.html?rref=world

1 Week Ago
by sgman91 Go to last post
135 5,132
Politics

Rep. Al Green calls Trump 'bigot,' vows to renew impeachment effort

https://www.click2houston.com/news/politics/rep-al-green-calls-trump-bigot-vows-to-renew-impeachment-effort

1 Week Ago
by Jcw87 Go to last post
19 1,862
Humor

Kevin McCarthy relishes role as Trump’s fixer, friend and candy man

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kevin-mccarthy-relishes-role-as-trumps-fixer-friend-and-candy-man/2018/01/15/a2696b4e-f709-11e7-b34a-b85626af34ef_story.html

1 Week Ago
by Pigbear Go to last post
26 1,932
Politics

Meet the 24 Year Old Trump Campaign Worker Appointed to Help Lead the Governments Drug Policy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/meet-the-24-year-old-trump-campaign-worker-appointed-to-help-lead-the-governments-drug-policy-office/2018/01/13/abdada34-f64e-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html?utm_term=.b13cadda83db I went to high...

1 Week Ago
by Revenge282 Go to last post
19 2,587
Politics

‘Reichsbürger’ members in Germany have increased by over 50 percent: report ( 2 Last )

Source: https://www.thelocal.de/20180112/reichsbrger-members-in-germany-increases-by-over-50-percent-report

1 Week Ago
by HumanAbyss Go to last post
43 3,237
Request

Sources: Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about running for president ( 2 3 Last )

Context: everyone is wondering whether Oprah softlaunched a 2020 run at the Golden Globes last night: https://youtu.be/fN5HV79_8B8 Apparently the answer is maybe http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/08/media/oprah-golden-globes/index.html

1 Week Ago
by -n3o- Go to last post
108 6,634