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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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Georgia Lawmaker Suggests Quarantining HIV Patients

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/20/health/betty-price-hiv-aids-quarantine/index.html Once again the un-American Republican Party showing their dumbass colors.

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2 Hours Ago
by Maegord Go to last post
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Politics

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'will not accept' Rajoy plan

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41710873

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2 Hours Ago
by Megadave Go to last post
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Repeat

JFK assassination: Trump to allow release of classified documents ( 2 Last )

Source https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/921716470140325889

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Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: 'He knew what he signed up for' ( 2 Last )

Source: ABC Local 10 News Even if it may have been a throwaway sentence, it's still highly disrespectful to refer to someone's death like that to their grieving widow.

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3 Hours Ago
by milktree Go to last post
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Politics

Catalonia to declare independence ( 2 3 Last )

I know there's a few Catalan threads already, but those are on the violence of the referendum. A quick update on the speech given (10/10):

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6 Hours Ago
by postal Go to last post
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Politics

BBC leads debate on "Trump's America: A Nation Divided" in South Carolina

In Charleston, South Carolina a city with a majority African American population voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. So what do the voters in this electorate think about the president and how have their views changed in the first...

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6 Hours Ago
by Zyler Go to last post
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Politics

The case that Voter ID laws won Wisconsin for Trump is weaker than it looks

This is a response piece written by the Washington Post to a Mother Jones article which argued that changes to voter ID laws may have swung one of the three states that caused Republicans to win the 2016 election. It's an interesting article if you have...

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Computers

China's Big Brother tech gives surveillance new reach

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-big-brother-tech-gives-surveillance-new-reach Its weird that my chinese friends are cool with it, they can travel with relative freedom, but they still are fiercely loyal to the ruling party, because...

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Love

Millennials will fall further behind as wealth gap widens ( 2 3 Last )

https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_large/public/thumbnails/image/2016/08/02/18/housing-crisis-renting.jpg Independent headline: Rising wealth inequality risks leaving UK youth behind, warns report ...

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14 Hours Ago
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British PM Theresa May's 'lonely' Brexit photo goes viral

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/british-pm-theresa-mays-lonely-brexit-photo-goes-viral At the current rate, its still gonna go on hold until the next election. Also, this might be more appropriate in Sensational headlines, come to think of...

15 Hours Ago
by djjkxbox Go to last post
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News

Police data shows crime rising at increasing rate in England and Wales

http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article10536400.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Britains-Prime-Minister-Theresa-May-speaks-during-a-QA-at-Cross-Manufacturing-Company-in-Odd-Down.jpg ALTERNATIVE (REAL) TITLE: Gun crime up 25% ...

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by Morbo!!! Go to last post
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Politics
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by Omesh Go to last post
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Help

Executive Order Amendment allows Secretary of Defense to recall retired military personnel ( 2 Last )

Source: The White House Emphasis and headline mine. This is the full EO amendment, straight from the horse's mouth. What this EO amendment does is allow the Secretary of Defense to call any recently retired member of the Regular US Army, Navy,...

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20 Hours Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
66 4,377
Politics

Shake-up at Democratic National Committee, Longtime Officials Ousted ( 2 3 Last )

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/shakeup-democratic-national-committee-longtime-officials-ousted-n812126

1 Day Ago
by fulgrim Go to last post
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School

Mississippi school to drop Confederate name and become Barack Obama Elementary

https://apnews.com/8a554ba5c71a45f3a64bcf6f6bb8a637 Hard to think of a more effective way of shitting on the Confederacy

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1 Day Ago
by Riller Go to last post
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Rant

Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Soldiers ( 2 3 Last )

https://youtu.be/PH91MA4hVeY https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/us/politics/trump-obama-killed-soldiers.html

1 Day Ago
by Alice3173 Go to last post
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Help

Trump nominees show up for work without waiting for Senate approval

Source: Politico Emphasis mine. Yet another example of the magical "R" next to a name removing any responsibility for potentially illegal activity.

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1 Day Ago
by dustyjo Go to last post
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Politics

CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-director-distorts-intelligence-communitys-findings-on-russian-interference/2017/10/19/d7f8e05e-b4ed-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.ce33d2ccad33 wtf i love the deep state now

1 Day Ago
by catbarf Go to last post
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Politics
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Question

Trump gives his team a '10' for its Puerto Rico hurricane response

Source: Politico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90URjovwLEg Just a reminder that supply shortages are still ongoing and 85% of Puerto Rico is still without power.

1 Day Ago
by elfbarf Go to last post
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Humor

Iranian leader urges Europe to defy 'mentally retarded' Donald Trump over nuclear pact

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/iranian-leader-urges-europe-to-defy-mentally-retarded-donald-trump-over-nuclear-pact-810419.html :v:

1 Day Ago
by Anteep Go to last post
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Politics

Trump warns McCain: 'be careful because at some point I fight back'

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/17/politics/trump-john-mccain-feud/index.html

1 Day Ago
by revan740 Go to last post
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Computers

New Proposed Bill Allows To Hack Hackers Back

https://www.upi.com/House-bill-would-allow-cyberattack-victims-to-hack-back/1141507912123/ Factual Reporting: HIGH This is not a good idea and I bet will be overstepped, It does say they are only going to allow you to destroy what was stolen, but...

1 Day Ago
by ilikecorn Go to last post
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by IKTM Go to last post
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Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/920981920787386368 https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/trump-tweets-his-doubts-about-fake-dossier-with-allegations-that-link-him-to-russia...

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by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
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by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
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by thelurker1234 Go to last post
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Politics

NZ First + Labour form coalition making way for Jacinda Ardern to be PM

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-19/new-zealand-first-forms-coaltion-with-labour-jacinda-ardern/9067264

2 Days Ago
by Boilrig Go to last post
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Politics

Iraqi forces demand Kurdish troops’ withdrawal from Kirkuk area, begin massing troops ( 2 Last )

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iraqi-forces-demand-kurdish-troops-withdrawal-from-kirkuk-area/2017/10/13/39c2cd0e-afa3-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html

2 Days Ago
by Dwarden Go to last post
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Rant

[UK] Police arresting nine people a day in fight against web trolls

Source: The Times Alternate Similar source (not the best of sources): RT

2 Days Ago
by Zillamaster55 Go to last post
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by UnidentifiedFlyingTard Go to last post
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Everything/Nothing

Poll shows tied Alabama Senate race

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/17/politics/alabama-poll-roy-moore-doug-jones-tied/index.html Democrats Almost Win A Special Election 5: Running Against An Anti-Rule Of Law Candidate Boogaloo

2 Days Ago
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by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Gross

Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a call, but didn’t follow through

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-offered-a-grieving-military-father-25000-in-a-call-but-didnt-follow-through/2017/10/18/8d4cbc8c-b43a-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html

2 Days Ago
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"One more time" - New Anti Goverment Protests and clashes with police in Kiev.

Other sources: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/17/thousands-anti-government-protesters-rally-in-ukraine.html http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/thousands-anti-government-protesters-rally-ukraine-article-1.3568938...

3 Days Ago
by karimatrix Go to last post
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Russia agress to keep Iran and Hezbollah forces away from Israeli border

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Russia-agrees-to-move-Iran-Hezbollah-forces-away-from-Israeli-border-507727 And all it took was Israeli jets exploding a Syrian SAM site. And some diplomacy, I guess?

3 Days Ago
by RG4ORDR Go to last post
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Politics

Senators reach deal to restore the health subsidies that Trump cut off

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/us/politics/alexander-murray-deal-obamacare-subsidies.html Trump endorses plan to stop him from doing what he said he'd do last week https://twitter.com/SabrinaSiddiqui/status/920351727949438976

3 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

FBI kept Russian Bribery Plot under wraps before Obama Administration approved Nuclear Deal ( 2 Last )

http://www.newsweek.com/fbi-kept-russian-bribery-plot-under-wraps-obama-approved-nuclear-deal-moscow-686660

4 Days Ago
by gokiyono Go to last post
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Humor

Judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ruling/u-s-judge-blocks-latest-trump-travel-restrictions-idUSKBN1CM2QX

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4 Days Ago
by Mr. Sarcastic Go to last post
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Kyrgyzstan presidential elections end in country's first peaceful transfer of power

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Kyrgyzstan_2017.png/800px-Kyrgyzstan_2017.png http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/kyrgyzstan-eyes-peaceful-transfer-power-poll-171016163445808.html Wiki article

4 Days Ago
by JeSuisIkea Go to last post
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Austria election results: Far-right set to enter government as conservatives top poll

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/austria-election-exit-poll-result-sebastian-kurz-ovp-latest-projection-freedom-far-right-a8001811.html

4 Days Ago
by Spetsnaz95 Go to last post
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US-backed SDF forces 'control' Raqqa

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41646802 Essentially the Raqqa stadium and hospital were the last strongholds for ISIS in Raqqa, now that they're gone the city should fall at worst in a few hours.

4 Days Ago
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Trump administration reduces support for prisoner halfway houses

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-prisons-exclusive/exclusive-trump-administration-reduces-support-for-prisoner-halfway-houses-idUSKBN1CI2ZA

5 Days Ago
by Cutthecrap Go to last post
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Politics

U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops': Tillerson

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-tillerson/u-s-diplomacy-with-north-korea-to-continue-until-first-bomb-drops-tillerson-idUSKBN1CK0KP?il=0

5 Days Ago
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News

Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California ( 2 3 Last )

Source: http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-downgrades-from-felony-to-1507331544-htmlstory.html

5 Days Ago
by spazthemax Go to last post
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Politics

Iraqi Forces Say They’ve Taken Control of Kirkuk From Kurds

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/world/middleeast/kirkuk-iraq-kurds.html Fucked up posted this before reading the other one, though this seems to be a serious escalation.

5 Days Ago
by Megadave Go to last post
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Emmanuel Macron claims in TV interview: 'I am not cut off'

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/15/emmanuel-macron-to-give-first-live-television-interview

5 Days Ago
by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
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Gross

Trump confirmed as keynote speaker for anti-LGBT conference ( 2 3 4 Last )

Source: The Washington Blade (Media Bias/Fact Check Page) Factual Reporting: HIGH The organization which is running this event, the Family Research Council, has been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.

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6 Days Ago
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by Psychokitten Go to last post
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Politics

Steve Bannon slams 'establishment' GOP senators, says conservative voters 'are coming for you'

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/steve-bannon-slams-establishment-gop-senators-conservative-voters/story?id=50481686

6 Days Ago
by Shirt. Go to last post
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News

Venezuela opposition sees 'gigantic victory' in state vote

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-election/venezuela-opposition-sees-gigantic-victory-in-state-vote-idUSKBN1CK06A?il=0

6 Days Ago
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Islamic State Raqqa defeat 'may be today or tomorrow' - Syrian Kurdish YPG

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-kurds-referendum-kirku/iraqs-kurds-beef-up-move-back-defence-line-around-oil-rich-kirkuk-idUKKBN1CI0UX Finally

6 Days Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
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Russia Used Pokemon Go to attempt to influence the 2016 election

https://www.cnet.com/news/pokemon-go-reportedly-used-for-russian-meddling-too/ (cnet is not on the rating scale of media bias fact check, factual reporting is high tho) why didn't you pokemon go to the polls

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6 Days Ago
by JeSuisIkea Go to last post
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Work In Progress

DUP says 'significant areas of difference' remain with Sinn Féin

DUP says 'significant areas of difference' remain with Sinn Féin https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1014/912342-power-sharing/ While there might be issues that actually need to be discussed (like an Irish language act), some of their "areas of...

6 Days Ago
by Duskin Go to last post
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Work In Progress

Irish Taoiseach says 'unique solution' possible in Brexit talks

Taoiseach says 'unique solution' possible in Brexit talks https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1014/912316-varadkar-brexit/ An unique solution would be very welcome considering the British seem unwilling to do anything sensible on the issues :/

6 Days Ago
by The Jack Go to last post
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U.S. withdraws from UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural organization, citing anti-Israel bias ( 2 Last )

For more info, read here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/12/u-s-withdraws-from-unesco-the-u-n-s-cultural-organization-citing-anti-israel-bias/

6 Days Ago
by ScumBunny Go to last post
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1 Week Ago
by Ta16 Go to last post
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Politics

Trump Kills Key Payments to Health Insurers ( 2 Last )

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/12/obamacare-bombshell-trump-kills-key-payments-to-health-insurers.html Immediately too I think, it might start affecting plans starting next month?

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

Trump claims to meet self, calls himself incredible as part of Carribian hurricane speech

Alternate title: Trump forgets the US Virgin Islands belongs to US and that he is president of them. Source Seems to be par for the course these days for him to forget exactly what belongs to his country outside of the 50 states.

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1 Week Ago
by Talishmar Go to last post
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Humor

Trump Says He 'Met With The President Of The Virgin Islands'...Which Is Himself

Source Mediabiasfactcheck (Left-center bias, high factual reporting)

1 Week Ago
by chipsnapper2 Go to last post
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Stupid
1 Week Ago
by Omali Go to last post
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Politics

Mueller's team interviewed former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/muellers-team-interviewed-priebus-on-friday-243765

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Trump: Puerto Ricans should be "proud" more haven't died like in a "real catastrophe like Katrina" ( 2 Last )

Washington Post As far as I can tell, the degenerate-in-chief was trying to compliment Puerto-Rican emergency services? Backhanded, as usual.

1 Week Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Stupid

Trump sits, talks through song lowering the flag at military base amid NFL anthem controversy

Source: The Washington Examiner (Media Bias/Fact Check Page) https://i0.wp.com/mediabiasfactcheck.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/rightcenter03.png?ssl=1 This is one of the times where all in attendance are required to stand, especially military,...

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by SKEEA Go to last post
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Stupid
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by elixwhitetail Go to last post
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Repeat

Kim Jong-un assassination plot: North Korea claims US tried to kill leader in May

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/kim-jongun-assassination-plot-north-korea-claims-us-tried-to-kill-leader-in-may/news-story/8b43ef65b951403d2d47525409e09812

1 Week Ago
by gokiyono Go to last post
20 3,140
Gross

Treasury's Mnuchin: Difficult not to cut taxes for top 10 percent

Reuters. Very short article, so posted it all.

1 Week Ago
by LZTYBRN Go to last post
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News
1 Week Ago
by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
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Science

Trump Challenges Rex Tillerson to an IQ Test ( 2 Last )

Place your bets! http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41570266

1 Week Ago
by Eva-1337 Go to last post
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Help

Brexit: Negotiations hit deadlock in fifth round of talks

The Independent The Guardian The Tories are hell-bent on getting a ~nice juicy trade deal~ squared away before Brexit kicks in the next election while the EU wants to ratify everything else beforehand. I think a no-deal situation is becoming more...

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

North Korea hacked Seoul's war plans

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/north-korea-hacked-seoul-s-war-plan-report-9296564

1 Week Ago
by cis.joshb Go to last post
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1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics

Abortion on Down syndrome fetus to be banned under Ohio bills ( 2 Last )

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170925/abortion-on-down-syndrome-fetus-to-be-banned-under-ohio-bills

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Gross

"The war on coal is over": EPA announces repeal of Obama's Clean Power Plan ( 2 Last )

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/climate/clean-power-plan.html?referer=

1 Week Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
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Gross

US votes against UN resolution condemning gay sex death penalty, joining Iraq and Saudi Arabia ( 2 3 Last )

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-gay-sex-death-penalty-un-same-sex-relations-human-rights-council-saudi-arabia-iraq-nikki-haley-a7980981.html

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1 Week Ago
by Punchy Go to last post
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Trump administration accused of dragging its feet on new Russia sanctions

http://abcnews.go.com/International/trump-administration-accused-dragging-feet-russia-sanctions/story?id=50425951

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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