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Every generation engages in rebellious activity towards the previous generation.  Is the alt-right just this generation's way to rebel?

Wow, look at this spectacular shitpost! :magical:

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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Yeah, a lot of Americans have a whitewashed sugar-coated view of American history, but a lot of liberals also make the mistake of thinking everyone else is better. The two other cultures I'm most familiar with and the two other countries where I've spent an extended amount of time - Argentina and Russia - are way fucking worse.

eta i accept your apology gooner
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
man, "in america they hang negroes" has some staying power.

There is nothing new under the sun. Whataboutism worked so beautifully in the past that there's no reason to abandon it now!

i mean, to be fair, we're not exactly making it difficult by treating black people like shit all the time

We have a shit record on civil rights, but trust me, there's no comparison. In Petersburg, every time my classmates stepped out into public, they got called names and harassed. They had to have separate meetings with faculty before going to go over extra precautions they'd need to take. Another older classmate who was of Nepalese descent got beaten up at a subway station while the cops just watched. An Indian classmate had a drunk cop put a gun to her head and demand her money. I haven't kept up with how things are now, but back when I went there, St. Petersburg had a very serious skinhead infestation, and there were plenty of incidents of people from the Caucasus or -stans being beaten or killed, including a 9 year old girl who was stabbed. My host mother told me that if I ever got into any trouble to make sure I yelled for help in English because my accented Russian and my looks might make passers-by think I was Armenian or something, and they wouldn't give a fuck, but if they realized I was American, they might actually do something. But being American doesn't always help, since I remember hearing about a black American student in Volgograd getting attacked and stabbed.

Just one set of stories: http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-russia-africans-20141102-story.html

Russians who get all fucking smuggo about their moral superiority when it comes to racism can go fuck themselves p hard as far as I'm concerned.
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Allegedly some breitbart staff are threatening to quit if he is not fired

But free speech! Regressive intolerant Nazi SJWs!!!!111
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Nice. Goddamnit why is it always the Republicans who do weird closet gay scandal shit involving male hookers and underage boys?

Just asking.

There was absolutely nothing closeted about Milo. He has literally said the same shit multiple times and has worked to make sure everyone is paying attention him right now memememememememe.
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that is weird.  why would he keep repeating the word "meme"?

I guess memes are his secret to getting attention on the internet?

 :no:

This is the worst post. Please delete.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Nice. Goddamnit why is it always the Republicans who do weird closet gay scandal shit involving male hookers and underage boys?

Just asking.

There was absolutely nothing closeted about Milo. He has literally said the same shit multiple times and has worked to make sure everyone is paying attention him right now memememememememe.

man, "in america they hang negroes" has some staying power.

There is nothing new under the sun. Whataboutism worked so beautifully in the past that there's no reason to abandon it now!

I really do love it when Russians pretend like they're not racist because "our cops don't shoot black people!". That's because you barely have any black people because any black people who set foot in your country will literally be beaten by your average Russian sooner or later, and in the best case scenario, the cops will passively watch.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Milbo Yanblurgleblag is giving the keynote at CPAC, so of course the internet has started doing its job of digging up some of his garbage. There's a clip circulating of him on some dumbass internet show talking about how adult men having sex with 13 year old boys is great because they can be mentors.



lol

I can't wait to hear all the Pizzagater lunatics defend this.

Also thank you Gamergate for giving this piece of shit an audience!
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http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-lawyer-delivered-michael-flynn-plan-to-lift-sanctions-on-russia-2017-2

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Trump Organization lawyer Michel Cohen hand-delivered a "peace" plan for Russia and Ukraine to former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Flynn was asked to resign, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The plan, which involved lifting sanctions on Russia, was drafted by Cohen -- a close confidante of President Donald Trump who has served as his organization's special counsel since 2007 -- and Felix Sater, a Russian-American real estate developer who has helped the Trump Organization scout deals in Russia.

 Sater, a businessman formerly linked with the Mafia who has boasted of his "relationship with Trump," told the Washington Post last May that he "handled all of the negotiations" for the Trump Organization's dealings in Russia in the mid-2000's.

Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii V. Artemenko, who met with Trump's campaign team during the election, was also involved in drafting the proposal. Artemenko told the Times he had evidence of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko's corruption that could lead to his ouster.

Poroshenko has been locked in a war with pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine since he took power in 2014, and is considered more friendly to the West than his ousted predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych's political rise was heavily aided by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Meanwhile, Putin moves to recognize passports from Donetsk and Luhansk: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/putin-orders-russia-to-recognize-passports-issued-by-ukrainian-separatists/2017/02/18/9cfc0a84-f608-11e6-9fb1-2d8f3fc9c0ed_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-more-top-stories_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d8d086d18cd1

And fighting continues in Avdiivka: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/14/avdiivka-frontline-ukraine-war-russia-backed-separatists
http://www.ukrweekly.com/uwwp/the-battle-for-avdiyivka-ukrainian-assessment-and-context/
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Immigration megathread
for real tho, meep, has anyone said you aren't 100% assimilated?

Not directly to me, but people have said such things in front of me using the general you. Like "you shouldn't come here and speak other languages" and shit like that. And my in laws were fond of that Teddy Roosevelt quote about how you need to be 100% American. Most people forget or don't realize I'm actually an immigrant so they feel free to say stupid offensive garbage about immigrants right to my face like I'm going to high five them for it or something.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Immigration megathread
It took us from 1992 to about 2008, and we didn't even do it the straightforward way. My dad eventually ended up getting employment sponsorship from an extended family member after having been here on a tourist visa, but you can't even do it the way he did it anymore. His immigrant visa application from 1980 or so never went anywhere, and that was back when things were more permissive.

That infographic might be a bit out of date, since it goes back to 2008. That also happens to be around the time when they jacked up all of the application fees across the board at USCIS. I was lucky enough to submit my naturalization paperwork before the fee jumped up to $1,000. :meeps:

But, yeah, "do it like my grandparents did!" is an argument I've been hearing all my life, though my all time favorite seems to be "why don't you stay in your country and fix things?". 99% of the people who trot that one out have moved away from the town they grew up in for a multitude of reasons. Y'know, instead of staying in their hometown and fixing what was wrong with it. "Well, I can't just magically bring job opportunities into Umptyscrunch, USA all by myself!" Yeah, TELL ME ABOUT IT. :awgee:

Coming in at a close third on my list of favorites is the "you need to assimilate and be 100% American!", often said by someone with an idiotic Italian flag tattoo or who is proud of the two phrases they know in Irish Gaelic that they learned from their alcoholic grandpa or who gets all nostalgic about grandma's customs from the Old Country or who proudly calls themselves 1/4 German.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Immigration megathread
Here's a handy-dandy (admittedly simplified) infographic on immigration for your idiot relatives and friends who don't know jack fucking shit about the immigration process but sure do seem to have lots and lots of opinions about how it should work!

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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread


So much for the tolerant left.
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TR Embassy and Animal Shelter / Re: The Dog Thread
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
My new favorite Tweeters account: https://twitter.com/PresVillain

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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
No, Fox hasn't had enough bullshit. Shep Smith has always been the lone outlier.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
March 2014:
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It's almost like the United States has no President - we are a rudderless ship heading for a major disaster. Good luck everyone!

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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Recently read an article to this effect.  From one of the writers of the current dsm think

If I'm thinking of the same letter you are, that was about NPD, not dementia.

I'm not claiming he has dementia. Just that his problems with language sound more like cognitive deficits to me than garden variety idiocy.

Yes, it was the same one.  But I think a similar principle applies here.  I'm remembering liberals diagnosing George W as a dry drunk, for example. 

Eta im perfectly comfortable with diagnosing him with npd, myself

Well, in that letter, the guy didn't say "let's not armchair diagnose" but rather "my armchair diagnosis is that this guy is a massive narcissist but it doesn't cause him any distress so he's technically not NPD because he has no goddamn shame." In which case my armchair diagnosis is that he may not have actual dementia but his brain is fucking broken in some way or another and he has no goddamn shame.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
lol



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A friend of Harward's says he was reluctant to take NSA job bc the WH seems so chaotic; says Harward called the offer a "shit sandwich."

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Yes but it's a finely-tuned shit sandwich

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Nah man, a sandwich has two pieces of bread. This is just shit.

Shit sandwich, and its sibling soup sandwich, are both underused phrases that need to spread a little more outside the military, IMO.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Recently read an article to this effect.  From one of the writers of the current dsm think

If I'm thinking of the same letter you are, that was about NPD, not dementia.

I'm not claiming he has dementia. Just that his problems with language sound more like cognitive deficits to me than garden variety idiocy.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Not sure I know what to look for to distinguish dementia from extreme narcissism + unwillingness to prepare. Pingu, who actually knows something, indicated there are signs of dementia, though...

Word salad (not finishing phrases/thoughts, changing topics mid-sentence) and repetition of a few choice phrases are something my grandmother was doing earlier in her disease process. Now her dementia is so advanced that she'll zero in on a phrase and repeat it 10-20 times before moving on to another thing to repeat 10-20 times until she gets tired of talking/yelling. But, yeah, obviously I'm no expert on dementia, but what I've seen of it in two family members and what I've learned about language and syntax make me suspicious that Trump really may have some kind of cognitive deficits going on there, whatever those may be, and that it's not just "I'm writing the book report on the novel I didn't read on the bus ride to school" garden variety don't-know-what-the-fuck-I'm-talking-about.

https://www.lawfareblog.com/law-leaks

legal blog post about all the leaks, and relevant laws and political considerations. 

found it fascinating.  I don't know who these people are, but if they aren't legit experts, they did a decent job faking it.

Susan Hennessey is a great resource. She was an attorney for the NSA. I follow her on Twitter, and she's very level-headed and smart. It's a nice balance to some of the more gossipy shit that other former IC people write.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse


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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
What is this goddamn rambling nonsense?  JESUS FUCKING CHRIST!

What you libtards don't understand is that this plays well in Toledo and rural WV because of economic anxiety.  :sosmug:

does economic anxiety lead to airborne transmission of retardation because otherwise I'm not sure that works

Only way to find out is to gut the CDC and NIH.