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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

June 10th, 2018, 12:35 pm

bearish wrote:
ISayMoo wrote:
The price of freedom

Lockdown, Lockdown
Lock the door
Shut the lights off
Say no more
Go behind the desk and hide
Wait until it's safe inside
Lockdown, Lockdown
It's all done
Now it's time to have some fun!


Seems like a reasonable way to deal with the very unfortunate reality of it being trivially easy for any old (or young) nut case getting his hands on military grade weaponry and unlimited ammunition. 

Reasonable, but depressing and sad.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

June 18th, 2018, 5:17 am

 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

June 19th, 2018, 5:49 am

 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

June 20th, 2018, 7:41 am

an indication of how much the world has changed
General Electric loses place in elite Dow Jones Industrial Average
S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Tuesday that GE (GE.N), an original member of the Dow when it was formed by Charles Dow in 1896 and a continuous member since 1907, will be replaced in the 30-component stock average by drug store chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) prior to the start of trading on June 26. GE’s stock slipped 1.5 percent in after-hours trading following the announcement while Walgreens jumped 3 percent.
 
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

June 25th, 2018, 8:22 pm

 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

June 27th, 2018, 7:51 pm

justice kennedy, one of two swing votes (along with judge roberts) on the supreme court is retiring
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

June 29th, 2018, 8:22 am

there's been another shocking example of racism in the US
Telemundo TV hosts suspended for racist slant-eye gestures after South Korea World Cup win
Telemundo is a latino network
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

June 30th, 2018, 6:21 am

Man charged with threatening to kill FCC Chair's family; Anger Over 'Neutrality' Repeal...
Ajit Pai is the FCC Chair. He was appointed as a commissioner by Obama, with unanimous confirmation by the Senate, and promoted to Chair by President Trump
on a side note, Ajit Pai is the son of Konkani immigrants from India
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

July 1st, 2018, 12:36 pm

this is wrong and if ICE wants to deport criminal aliens.........

Wayne Rooney can take test and start driving in Washington due to drink-drive ban rules
this is a british soccer player who was popped for DWI in the UK and has signed for a MLS team in the US and if the article is to be believed, he's planning on getting a US license despite his british one having been suspended.
I assume that insurance is mandatory in DC (or VA or MD or wherever he will live).

Wayne Rooney is planning to swerve a driving ban by getting behind the wheel and taking a test in the US.
The former England ace, 32, was banned for two years in September for drink-driving.
But the player has just left Everton and signed a £300,000-a-week deal with D.C. United, based in the US capital.
(snip)
Rooney, given a 12-month community order on top of the ban by Stockport magistrates, was not available for comment.

the british have a penchant for giving new names to things that already have perfectly good names, but is a "community service order" a form of probation? Wouldn't he need to report to something like a probation officer on a regular basis?
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

July 1st, 2018, 2:09 pm

there's been a riot in Portland Oregon when antifa attacked a rally of the Patriot Prayer movement
Antifa Attacks Right-Wing Activists...
the rally was organized by Joey Gibson. Before anyone shouts "white supremacist," he's of Japanese as well as irish descent
A counter-demonstration by masked local anti-fascist groups gathered nearby among a heavy police presence. Officers seized weapons such as utility knives, clubs and chemical sprays, detaining several protesters early on.

What happened? Same as always, antifa attacked the other side
Things turned ugly shortly after 6 p.m., when Patriot Prayer protesters spilled into Third Avenue to begin their permitted march through the streets of Portland.
Antifascist counter-demonstrators immediately began lobbing eggs, half-empty water bottles and firecrackers at the conservative marchers, prompting federal police to fire paintballs filled with pepper spray into the crowd.
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

July 1st, 2018, 7:09 pm

So, if your ancestry includes some Japanese you can't be a racist? White supremacists routinely participate in PP events. I do not condone violence against a lawful demonstration, not the least because the sole reason for these clowns' marching where they do is to incite violence. Giving them what they are trying to get is just not a very effective way of fighting them. 
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

July 1st, 2018, 9:15 pm

bearish wrote:
So, if your ancestry includes some Japanese you can't be a racist?

no one said that, and one would suspect that for example the Japanese regime that took part in WW2 was racist.  
Racists come in all colors.
But I suspect whiteness is one of the prerequisites to be a white supremacist.
The Liberty Weekend in the Bay Area which was cancelled last August because they were outnumbered by antifa 10-to-1 had a docket of speakers consisting of  “three blacks, two Hispanics, one Asian, one Samoan, one Muslim, two women, and one white male.”
If you're suggesting that Mr Gibson is a racist, I trust you have evidence to back it up.

White supremacists routinely participate in PP events.

White supremacists routinely participate in the Norwegian government.

I do not condone violence against a lawful demonstration, not the least because the sole reason for these clowns' marching where they do is to incite violence. Giving them what they are trying to get is just not a very effective way of fighting them. 

They march in Portland because evidently that's where they're based.
It's interesting that you're opposed to violence against Patriot Prayer largely because you don't think that it's effective. Does that mean that if it was effective, you'd be ok with it?
 
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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

July 1st, 2018, 9:28 pm

the rally was organized by Joey Gibson. Before anyone shouts "white supremacist," he's of Japanese as well as irish descent

There were quite a few Irish supremacists during the 30s. Most of them emigrated to USA to carry on nefarious activities.Image

Eoin O'Duffy was the leader of the Fascist Blueshirts. It later became Fine Gael which is in government as we speak.

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Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

July 1st, 2018, 9:38 pm

But it pales into oblivion compared to Dutch NSB Quislings (100,000 members). Here a get together in Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam.

The NSB were Hitler's lackies. In those days Yiddish was the second language of  Amsterdam.
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