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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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News

Same-sex marriage: 3 out of 4 Australians have had their say in same-sex marriage survey

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-24/ssm-survey-response-update/9079438 Almost all elections in Australia are compulsory, however, this 'postal plebiscite' has been voluntary. Despite that, at least 74.5% of eligible voters have returned their forms.

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by BF Go to last post
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Humor

Event: Thousands plan to 'Scream Helplessly At The Sky On The Anniversary' of Trump's Election

http://www.newsweek.com/americans-scream-helplessly-sky-donald-trump-election-anniversary-690889 Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/811830315665667/?active_tab=about

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1 Hour Ago
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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

1 Hour Ago
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Gross

Republican official 'would have shot' Guardian reporter attacked by Gianforte

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/21/montana-gianforte-ben-jacobs-karen-marshall-would-have-shot Lest we forget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQwu4wff7lI

1 Hour Ago
by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
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Love

Sgt La David Johnson's widow says she cried as Trump struggled to remember his name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGkcv98cWMc http://abcnews.go.com/US/fallen-soldiers-widow-angry-trumps-call-couldnt-remember/story?id=50655063&cid=clicksource_4380645_1_hero_headlines_bsq_hed According to her in the video, Trump literally told...

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2 Hours Ago
by EcksDee Go to last post
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NSFW

US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert ( 2 Last )

http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2017/10/exclusive-us-preparing-put-nuclear-bombers-back-24-hour-alert/141957/ http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/preparing-put-nuclear-bombers-24-11391767 So how long till the US starts losing nukes again...

3 Hours Ago
by GunFox Go to last post
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Politics

Malcolm Turnbull says the NBN was a mistake and may never make money

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbull-says-the-nbn-was-a-mistake-and-may-never-make-money-20171022-gz63yo.html yeah, blame labor for your bad decisions, fuck you (Not sure if this goes in polidicks or not)

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4 Hours Ago
by F.X Clampazzo Go to last post
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Movies

Mueller Now Investigating Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta For Ties to Russia

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mueller-now-investigating-democratic-lobbyist-tony-podesta-n812776

5 Hours Ago
by Raidyr Go to last post
23 1,550
Stupid

EPA cancels appearance by scientists at climate change conference

Reuters. Short article, so posted all of it. Also not sure if this belongs in SH or polidicks.

6 Hours Ago
by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
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Politics

Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/abe-to-push-reform-of-japan-s-pacifist-constitution-after-election-win-9333794

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6 Hours Ago
by RichyZ Go to last post
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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 ...

8 Hours Ago
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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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11 Hours Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
32 2,668
Rant

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.

12 Hours Ago
by Eva-1337 Go to last post
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Humor

Public backs Brexit no deal: Shock poll suggests Theresa May SHOULD walk away

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-5X71qgVHS8/maxresdefault.jpg REAL HEADLINE: 37% of people polled are clinically stupid http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/869606/brexit-latest-observer-poll-finds-voters-back-no-deal-not-second-referendum NO BRAKES ON...

13 Hours Ago
by ilikecorn Go to last post
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Repeat

"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...

16 Hours Ago
by Riller Go to last post
13 1,355
Map

Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis-kurds-israel/netanyahu-lobbies-world-powers-to-stem-iraqi-kurd-setbacks-idUKKBN1CP18P

18 Hours Ago
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Humor
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Art

Donald Trump Is Rush-Shipping Condolences to Military Families

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/donald-trump-is-rush-shipping-condolences-to-military-families/543606/

1 Day Ago
by Paramud Go to last post
12 2,045
Politics

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.

1 Day Ago
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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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1 Day Ago
by JeSuisIkea Go to last post
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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...

1 Day Ago
by Sableye 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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2 Days Ago
by postal Go to last post
117 14,636
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...

2 Days 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...

2 Days Ago
by Mr. Someguy Go to last post
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Rant
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by Tetsmega Go to last post
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Rant
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by Lollipoopdeck Go to last post
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Love

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...

2 Days Ago
by djjkxbox Go to last post
7 1,200
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% ...

2 Days Ago
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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2 Days Ago
by Big Dumb American Go to last post
66 4,587
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

2 Days Ago
by fulgrim Go to last post
91 4,623
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

3 Days 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

3 Days 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.

3 Days 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

3 Days Ago
by catbarf Go to last post
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Politics
3 Days Ago
by GrizzlyBear Go to last post
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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.

3 Days 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:

3 Days 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

3 Days 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...

3 Days Ago
by ilikecorn Go to last post
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Politics
3 Days Ago
by IKTM Go to last post
15 1,950
Politics

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...

3 Days Ago
by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
15 1,759
Politics
4 Days Ago
by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
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Politics
4 Days Ago
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

4 Days Ago
by Boilrig 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

4 Days Ago
by Zillamaster55 Go to last post
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Politics
4 Days Ago
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

4 Days Ago
by ZakkShock Go to last post
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Politics
4 Days Ago
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

4 Days Ago
by RainbowStalin Go to last post
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Love

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?

5 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

5 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

6 Days Ago
by gokiyono Go to last post
46 3,205
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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6 Days Ago
by Mr. Sarcastic Go to last post
8 1,812
Politics

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

6 Days Ago
by JeSuisIkea Go to last post
3 885
Politics

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

6 Days Ago
by Spetsnaz95 Go to last post
30 2,050
Love

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.

6 Days Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
4 836
Love

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

1 Week Ago
by Cutthecrap Go to last post
29 2,624
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

1 Week Ago
by Quark: Go to last post
23 2,378
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

1 Week Ago
by spazthemax Go to last post
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Humor
1 Week Ago
by c: Go to last post
17 2,369
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.

1 Week Ago
by Megadave Go to last post
0 252
Politics

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

1 Week Ago
by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
1 1,093
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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1 Week Ago
by Ona Go to last post
133 12,008
Request
1 Week Ago
by Psychokitten Go to last post
276 9,667
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

1 Week Ago
by Shirt. Go to last post
12 1,687
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

1 Week Ago
by Big Bang Go to last post
4 961
News

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

1 Week Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
4 833
News

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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1 Week Ago
by JeSuisIkea Go to last post
27 3,293
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...

1 Week Ago
by Duskin Go to last post
3 618
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 :/

1 Week Ago
by The Jack Go to last post
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Politics

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/

1 Week Ago
by ScumBunny Go to last post
46 3,184
Repeat
1 Week Ago
by Ta16 Go to last post
45 3,362
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
13 2,471
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
4 833
Stupid
1 Week Ago
by Omali Go to last post
38 2,767
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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Politics

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
55 5,344
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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1 Week Ago
by SKEEA Go to last post
30 3,052