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Messages - linus

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What sneaky said: Congrats soon to be dads!
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Will the US alt-right recognize Hezbollah as an ally in Syria??
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Russia, Iran and those that cooperate with the Syrian army, "are fighting terrorists in Syria," he said.
"Iran is a powerful player on the ground, legally invited by the government. Iran has influence over the Lebanese Hezbollah, which is also legitimately on the ground," the Russian foreign minister said. "And if we all want, you know, to topple, to defeat terrorists in Syria, there should be some coordination."

http://tass.com/politics/938313

ETA: messed up the source here... the above is one month old, but similar statements are being attributed to Lavrov in connection with meeting the Saudi FM in Moscow on April 26

ETA:
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Sebastian Gorka's Ties To Nazi-Allied Group Stretch Back Decades

Apart from this new story, Gorka seems to have fallen off the media radar.
I heard an NPR story about him just this week.

OK, I'm probably missing stories here and there, but AFAICT Gorka's Nazi ties were to a large extent pushed out of print media (and the list of points Sean Spicer is pressed on) by the mountains of other stuff going on. Understandable but unfortunate.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Sebastian Gorka's Ties To Nazi-Allied Group Stretch Back Decades

Apart from this new story, Gorka seems to have fallen off the media radar.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
In the end I think Trump will go for the claim that the wall was always just a metaphor for tougher immigration policies. And if there are enough other results, like increased number of deportations, the racist base will forgive him for >2 years worth of promising an actual, physical wall.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
How do term limits work when the VP has to step in and take over as president? Specifically, suppose Trump is impeached or---heaven forbid---dies of a heart attack before the current term is finished. Will Pence then be term-limited to 2024 or 2028?

ETA: oic, this term wouldn't count if < 2 years remained when Pence stepped in as president, according the internet
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
hypotheses on his reason:

● with the gop having finally regained full control of the government, they are proving unable to execute on their agenda.  if he actually cares about repealing the aca and cutting taxes, etc., this is probably frustrating, and he might be like "fuck this job".

● the surprising closeness of the special elections, combined with historical patterns and trump's weak approval rating, may have convinced him 2018 will be rough for the house gop.  personally, he would almost certainly survive, but the gop's majority might not.  and without the majority, chaffetz loses his chairmanship, which was one of the main advantages of the job.  and even if they keep the majority, they will likely lose seats, which would still make governing less fun for him and it already isn't fun.

● health problems?  I have no specific reason to think so, but it often turns out to be the explanation for unexpected retirements from politics.

● there is always the lure of lobbying, or other private sector work, where former congressmen can make serious bank - way more than as congressmen.  however, this has been an option for him for a while, and it wouldn't explain why now.  so, while I'm sure it is part of the story, I tend to doubt it was the specific trigger.
Should probably wait to get this confirmed but this looks weird if true:
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#notallnotallarguments
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So what are the odds that May will get a stronger mandate on June 8?
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Quote from: tysixtus date=1492436130 link=msg1=81444
What's the problem?  Punch Nazis, etc.  I thought the Resistance was ready to rumble?
I haven't seen anybody claim resistance to the Trump admin or movement behind it would be easy. Is the point that the chance to punch a nazi should have drawn more people?

My point is, what were people expecting?  Overt violence is a gift to these people. The left will show up with Airsoft rifles and face masks, these guys will show up with real rifles and motorcycle armor.  It is only a matter of time before there is an actual fucking gun battle.
OK, I don't really have any idea at what stage it is most strategical to meet violent alt-right protests with violence. So if you think it would still at this point be better if the left's most radical tail retained moral high ground, then fair point.
this is a confusing post because i'm not sure how anyone who opposes nazis by any means doesn't have the moral high ground by default.

eta: i guess there could be a question of collateral damage but that's not clearly an issue here.
I think we can side-step this because the post was meant to reply to TySixtus' point (or how I read it) that violence is counterproductive. So "moral high ground" was poor wording and should be more like "perceived moral high ground". As the political influence and violent street-presence of the alt-right grows, I imagine there is a cross-over point where violent opposition becomes net strategical gain that's worth all the media condemnation and turning off people near the middle of the political spectrum.
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Erdogan reportedly said that democracy is a like a tram that you take to its destination and then get off.
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Quote from: tysixtus date=1492436130 link=msg1=81444
What's the problem?  Punch Nazis, etc.  I thought the Resistance was ready to rumble?
I haven't seen anybody claim resistance to the Trump admin or movement behind it would be easy. Is the point that the chance to punch a nazi should have drawn more people?

My point is, what were people expecting?  Overt violence is a gift to these people. The left will show up with Airsoft rifles and face masks, these guys will show up with real rifles and motorcycle armor.  It is only a matter of time before there is an actual fucking gun battle.
OK, I don't really have any idea at what stage it is most strategical to meet violent alt-right protests with violence. So if you think it would still at this point be better if the left's most radical tail retained moral high ground, then fair point.
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Quote from: tysixtus date=1492436130 link=msg1=81444
What's the problem?  Punch Nazis, etc.  I thought the Resistance was ready to rumble?
I haven't seen anybody claim resistance to the Trump admin or movement behind it would be easy. Is the point that the chance to punch a nazi should have drawn more people?
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Yeah, congrats to the yes voters who got to level up their president to dictator.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Things do appear to be unraveling. So, what happens when we all get together and agree that Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians to swing the election?
Ryan and McConnell shut down any hope of it having consequences for Trump?
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A January 2015 indictment of a Russian spy ring identified Page, under a pseudonym, as a contact of a Russian intelligence operative, Victor Podobnyy. Page confirmed to BuzzFeed that he was Podobnyy's "Male #1" associate, from whom Podobnyy, operating out of Russia's UN office, acquired documents about the US energy industry.

"I think he is an idiot and forgot who I am ... He got hooked on Gazprom thinking that if they have a project, he could rise up," court papers quote Podobnyy as saying about Page.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/14/carter-page-trump-adviser-pro-kremlin-views-1998-consulting-russia-ties
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Maybe he should threaten to bomb congress if they don't do as he says.