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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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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

2 Minutes Ago
by Sir Whoopsalot Go to last post
81 4,634
Rant

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

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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53 Minutes Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
39 2,644
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?

ScumBunny 11 people are reading this thread x 11
1 Hour Ago
by ScumBunny Go to last post
0 68
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

orcywoo6 3 people are reading this thread x 3
1 Hour Ago
by phygon Go to last post
29 1,956
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

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1 Hour Ago
by patq911 Go to last post
10 1,176
Politics
2 Hours Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
28 2,105
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

4 Hours Ago
by Dr. Ethan Asia Go to last post
19 2,011
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

8 Hours Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
54 2,844
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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...

8 Hours Ago
by _demolisher_ Go to last post
10 957
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

Tudd 2 people are reading this thread x 2
11 Hours Ago
by gokiyono Go to last post
46 2,938
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

Judas 2 people are reading this thread x 2 Starred x 46
16 Hours Ago
by Mr. Sarcastic Go to last post
8 1,631
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

16 Hours Ago
by JeSuisIkea Go to last post
3 781
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 TestECull Go to last post
17 1,871
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

1 Day Ago
by Spetsnaz95 Go to last post
30 1,925
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.

1 Day Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
4 755
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 Day Ago
by Cutthecrap Go to last post
29 2,550
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

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1 Day Ago
by Quark: Go to last post
23 2,301
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

kobalt 1 people are reading this thread x 1
1 Day Ago
by spazthemax Go to last post
113 6,693
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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1 Day Ago
by Maestro Fenix Go to last post
99 11,317
Humor
2 Days Ago
by c: Go to last post
17 2,256
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.

2 Days Ago
by Megadave Go to last post
0 209
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

2 Days Ago
by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
1 1,012
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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2 Days Ago
by Ona Go to last post
133 11,717
Request
2 Days Ago
by Psychokitten Go to last post
276 9,546
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

2 Days Ago
by Shirt. Go to last post
12 1,622
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

2 Days Ago
by Big Bang Go to last post
4 900
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

2 Days Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
4 797
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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2 Days Ago
by JeSuisIkea Go to last post
27 3,226
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...

3 Days Ago
by Duskin Go to last post
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Politics
3 Days Ago
by DeEz Go to last post
20 2,381
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 :/

3 Days Ago
by The Jack Go to last post
14 906
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/

3 Days Ago
by ScumBunny Go to last post
46 3,127
Repeat
3 Days Ago
by Ta16 Go to last post
45 3,305
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?

3 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
59 4,228
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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3 Days Ago
by Talishmar Go to last post
13 2,401
Humor

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

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

4 Days Ago
by chipsnapper2 Go to last post
4 774
Stupid
4 Days Ago
by Omali Go to last post
38 2,719
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

4 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
3 753
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.

4 Days Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
55 5,294
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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4 Days Ago
by SKEEA Go to last post
30 3,006
Stupid
4 Days Ago
by elixwhitetail Go to last post
44 3,498
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

4 Days Ago
by gokiyono Go to last post
20 3,103
Gross

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

Reuters. Very short article, so posted it all.

4 Days Ago
by LZTYBRN Go to last post
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News
5 Days Ago
by mdeceiver79 Go to last post
2 393
Science

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

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

5 Days Ago
by Eva-1337 Go to last post
64 4,656
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...

5 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
33 1,570
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

5 Days Ago
by cis.joshb Go to last post
11 2,315
Help
6 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
36 3,212
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

6 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
48 3,561
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=

6 Days Ago
by Zero-Point Go to last post
65 5,068
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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6 Days Ago
by Punchy Go to last post
93 6,633
Politics

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

6 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
1 773
Humor

Trump has state visit to UK downgraded 'and will not be guest of the Queen'

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-apos-working-visit-114200932.html

Judas Starred x 43
6 Days Ago
by angelangel Go to last post
10 2,176
Art

Council in Ealing, London approves ban on protests outside abortion clinics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41577129

1 Week Ago
by MrJazzy Go to last post
36 1,583
Politics

Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/08/us/politics/trump-corker.html https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/917026789188399105 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/917029060471152640 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/917030148867682304...

1 Week Ago
by OmniConsUme Go to last post
11 2,054
News

Tony Abbott says climate change action is like trying to 'appease the volcano gods'

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-10/tony-abbott-says-action-on-climate-change-is-like-killing-goats/9033090

BF
1 Week Ago
by Jake Nukem Go to last post
36 2,421
Politics

Denmark dismisses EU’s wrangling over Brexit divorce bill as 'a game'

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/08/denmark-dismisses-eu-wrangling-brexit-divorce-bill-game

1 Week Ago
by Van-man Go to last post
15 1,399
Politics

UK could lose major amphibious landing ships

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/HMS_Albion_MOD_45151289.jpg http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41511790 Basically we don't have enough sailors to crew the new CVs (QE and PoW) so the Albion and Bulwark might be placed into...

1 Week Ago
by David29 Go to last post
25 1,954
Humor

Malcolm Turnbull takes on Bill Shorten in Parliament House rap battle

Watch the videos and read the rest of the article at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-06/who-rapped-better-turnbull-or-shorten/9021798

BF
1 Week Ago
by No Party Hats Go to last post
5 830
Politics

Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa/trump-expected-to-decertify-iran-nuclear-deal-official-says-idUSKBN1CA2ID

1 Week Ago
by sgman91 Go to last post
21 2,033
Music

Eminem unloads on Trump in new rap

https://twitter.com/BET/status/917918947017666561 http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/eminem-detroit-freestyle-verse-trump-voters-supporters-fans-for-against Tomorrow: Trump says he could beat 'irrelevant' Eminem in a rap battle ...

1 Week Ago
by Cronos Dage Go to last post
13 1,471
Politics

Mike Pence leaves football game after players kneel ( 2 Last )

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41544567

1 Week Ago
by ilikecorn Go to last post
74 6,053
Stupid

North Korea preparing long-range missile test: Russian lawmaker who visited Pyongyang

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/north-korea-preparing-long-range-missile-test-ria-cites-russian-lawmaker RIP North Korea

1 Week Ago
by SKEEA Go to last post
31 2,841
Repeat

Trump says he'll wipe out Puerto Rico's debt, White House walks comments back as Wall Street reels

Source: Politico Please note that I have altered the headline to provide proper context for the story. The original headline is: "White House walks back Trump's Puerto Rico comments as Wall Street reels"

1 Week Ago
by geel9 Go to last post
21 3,104
News

Kremlin distances itself from captured ‘Russian soldiers’ shown in ISIS propaganda video

https://gdb.rferl.org/07D7C7CD-4925-4D9A-AA1F-1D0B19AF465C_cx0_cy0_cw85_w1023_r1_s.jpg https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/isis-russia-video-soldiers-syria-kremlin-mercenaries-roman-zabolotny-grigory-tsurkanu-a7983316.html CIT notes...

1 Week Ago
by _Axel Go to last post
7 2,403
Humor

Ethics watchdog blasts Pence for use of government travel to Colts game

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/354476-ethics-watchdog-blasts-pence-for-use-of-government-travel-to

1 Week Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
12 1,518
Politics

American Nazi Richard Spencer Back in Charlottesville

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/10/07/white-nationalists-charlottesville-again/743624001/

1 Week Ago
by LtKyle2 Go to last post
31 2,989
Gross

Sessions' DOJ reverses transgender workplace protections ( 2 Last )

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sessions-doj-reverses-obama-era-transgender-work-protections/

1 Week Ago
by PelPix123 Go to last post
54 3,939
Politics

Brexit: Donald Tusk sinks early trade talks, cake will no longer be had & ate

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/donald-tusk-brexit-talks-theresa-may-eu-european-council-president-uk-relations-a7968036.html https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/26/donald-tusk-uk-cake-and-eat-it-approach-brexit

1 Week Ago
by _Axel Go to last post
14 2,476
Love

USA Bans Palestinian Runner

http://mondoweiss.net/2017/09/palestinian-chicago-marathon/amp/ https://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/world/middleeast/mideast-tensions-sideline-a-gazan-marathon-runner.html Palestine is not even in USA blacklist. Similar cases of runners in Gaza,...

1 Week Ago
by Trebgarta Go to last post
5 1,531
Politics

[UK] Conservative Party Conference: It's a Rudd-y mess ( 2 Last )

I have to admit that it was hard to pin down what to highlight after the last few days, so here are a few headlines: Theresa May faces calls to sack Boris Johnson over Libya comments http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41490174 Jacob...

1 Week Ago
by Grizz Go to last post
69 2,657
Help

Trump talks of 'calm before the storm' after military meeting ( 2 Last )

Trump talks of 'calm before the storm' after military meeting http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/05/trump-calm-before-the-storm-243519 https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/916094254883180544 :worried:

1 Week Ago
by Ninja Gnome Go to last post
63 5,341
Politics

Deadlock over Bundestag seating, as liberals refuse place next to AfD

https://www.thelocal.de/20171004/deadlock-over-bundestag-seating-as-liberals-refuse-place-next-to-afd

1 Week Ago
by Tamschi Go to last post
4 1,075
Politics
1 Week Ago
by catbarf Go to last post
853 22,226
Shitpost

Trump Admin adds moral/religious exception to law requiring employers to provide birth control

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religion/trump-undermines-u-s-birth-control-coverage-requirement-idUSKBN1CB1XZ :stop:

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1 Week Ago
by GordonZombie Go to last post
16 2,240
Politics

Austrian ban on full-face veil in public places comes into force

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41457427?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook Also, take note:

1 Week Ago
by Berman Slick Go to last post
20 2,161
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San Juan mayor wears 'nasty' shirt on live TV after Trump calls her 'nasty' ( 2 Last )

Source: The Independent https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DK7u1FGUIAAjtz4.jpg

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1 Week Ago
by Sherow_Xx Go to last post
54 5,598
Love

Trump declines to protect walruses

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pacific-walrus-trump-administration-endangered-species/

1 Week Ago
by Grenadiac Go to last post
17 2,488
News

'Vote no to fags': Outbreak of homophobic violence, vandalism in same-sex marriage campaign

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/vote-no-to-fags-outbreak-of-homophobic-violence-vandalism-in-samesex-marriage-campaign-20170925-gyo9ri.html

1 Week Ago
by Laserbeams Go to last post
24 3,912
Politics

Prepare for 'very hard Brexit', German industry leader warns

https://www.thelocal.de/20171005/prepare-for

1 Week Ago
by hexpunK Go to last post
22 1,827