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Post by GruesomeTwosome » June 29th, 2020, 10:13 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Armoreska wrote:
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My source of news and memes just got banned from Reddit :( gonna be less active
More info on that?
https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/29/2130 ... licy-rules
Huh, I wouldn’t have pegged you for an r/The_Donald redditor.

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So what was the bad stuff on the ChapoTrapHouse sub? I never really looked at it too closely.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » June 30th, 2020, 12:21 am

GruesomeTwosome wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Pretentious Hipster wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Armoreska wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 7:53 pm

More info on that?
https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/29/2130 ... licy-rules
Huh, I wouldn’t have pegged you for an r/The_Donald redditor.

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So what was the bad stuff on the ChapoTrapHouse sub? I never really looked at it too closely.
A lot of stalinists and Maoists that advocated for either gulag or the deaths of landlords and billionaires.


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Post by Dolwphin » June 30th, 2020, 10:50 pm

LOL

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Post by sebby » July 1st, 2020, 7:00 am

I love it, if only for the racist feathers that will be ruffled.


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Post by Pretentious Hipster » July 2nd, 2020, 10:57 pm

Onderhond wrote:
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Apart from the speech codes. I think that's where much of the "extreme" left gets its bad name from.
Thought of you when I saw this. Old but I just found out about it now: https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/s ... st-1297957

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » July 3rd, 2020, 3:32 pm

I thought she was hot when I saw this pic of her tbh https://www.twincities.com/wp-content/u ... TELLA.jpeg but then I saw this video and all those lustful feelings are gone. I don't think I've seen anyone that looks so "off" and so dumb in a long time. Are trump fans really like this? I would have loved to see her debate against Ilhan Omar, but she ended up running away from the state after stealing $2000 worth of items during a shoplifting spree. America is so surreal



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Post by AdamH » July 5th, 2020, 12:47 pm

Trump's 4th July comments leave me speechless. I know I shouldn't be surprised by anything he says by now. What a complete embarrassment he is for the US.

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Post by Dolwphin » July 5th, 2020, 3:22 pm

I heard Kanye is for good abstractions and against bad abstractions just as the Democratic party. Also he is BLACK. What more do people demand?
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Post by Armoreska » July 6th, 2020, 11:55 am

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Post by Kublai Khan » July 7th, 2020, 7:08 am

There's a coin shortage in the US.

Apparently because of Covid? I can't seem to follow this.
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Post by 3eyes » July 9th, 2020, 11:13 am

Well, people hoard all those coins they get from junk mail (March of Dimes, etc) in case they ATMs aren't open.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » July 9th, 2020, 12:31 pm

Kublai Khan wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 7:08 am
There's a coin shortage in the US.

Apparently because of Covid? I can't seem to follow this.
I would assume the shortage is due to a major decrease in the regular circulation of coins in everyday transactions, for two main reasons: a lot of businesses that would normally be exchanging coins were closed for a significant period during the lockdown, and for businesses that WERE open, the physical exchange of coins (as well as cash) was discouraged in favor of contactless payment (debit/credit cards), for obvious COVID-related reasons. So, yeah, a ton of people just hanging onto coins at home, not being used.
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Post by Dolwphin » July 10th, 2020, 6:15 pm

Advocating for free speech and open debate is menacing. Cancel culture doesn't exist. If you share research about the utility of non-violence you must be held accountable. Racism is psychological/individual flaws; the cure is corporate racial sensitivity training seminars that fosters white racial consciousness. Increases in Covid-19 is due to churches re-opening and have nothing to do with protests. Sorry I don´t make the rules!
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Post by Dolwphin » July 10th, 2020, 6:30 pm

This is the type of insightful analysis you can only get on Twitter. Amazing!

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Post by Kublai Khan » July 11th, 2020, 5:45 am

GruesomeTwosome wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Kublai Khan wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 7:08 am
There's a coin shortage in the US.

Apparently because of Covid? I can't seem to follow this.
I would assume the shortage is due to a major decrease in the regular circulation of coins in everyday transactions, for two main reasons: a lot of businesses that would normally be exchanging coins were closed for a significant period during the lockdown, and for businesses that WERE open, the physical exchange of coins (as well as cash) was discouraged in favor of contactless payment (debit/credit cards), for obvious COVID-related reasons. So, yeah, a ton of people just hanging onto coins at home, not being used.
Yeah, that makes sense. Just a weird side effect.

I've also noticed that in addition to meat being more expensive, there's been a lot of missing brands as American factories have had to shut down or lower production.

I even saw Mars bars in a display in a 7-11. Which I interpreted as Americans needing new product to fill shelf space. (Not that I mind, I love Mars bars. :woot: )
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Post by Dolwphin » July 11th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Iowa Caucus Update.

Joe Biden - 14 Delegates
Bernie Sanders - 12 Delegates
Pete Buttigieg - 9 Delegates
Elizabeth Warren - 5 Delegates
Amy Klobuchar - 1 Delegate

Yes, it is true folks!
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A classic



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Post by St. Gloede » July 13th, 2020, 1:42 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
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Wtf is wrong with Bernie. All dems are shit

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The campaign official accused of demoting her, Rafael Navar, called the allegation "completely false," and said Shannon's "position never changed." The suit says Navar brought on a second political director and assigned her Shannon's work.

A spokesman for the Sanders campaign, Mike Casca, said, "We've not received this lawsuit and we don't comment on litigation."
Also, what does this have to do with dems being shit or even Sanders himself? :blink:

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Post by Onderhond » July 13th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Guilty by association to accusations! It's all the rage nowadays.


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Post by Dolwphin » July 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm

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This is actually 100 % true. :lol:
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Post by Dolwphin » July 15th, 2020, 3:48 pm

Fact check: Joe Biden is not a radical (Trump is going to lose so badly with this desperate culture war tactic, I think)

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Post by sebby » July 17th, 2020, 12:39 am

Joe Biden, old white conservative politician, is more radical than a self-id'ing socialist. I would say people aren't dumb enough to buy it but let's be real. They are. What is it Carlin said? Something like think about how dumb the average person is, then realize half are stupider than that. Well, this is America in a nutshell. The ability to discern information from misinformation is lacking in a huge portion of the populace. Sprinkle in a little prejudice and sheep mentality and you got a recipe for the ceaseless surreal disasters hitting us from all angles.

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Post by Dolwphin » July 19th, 2020, 3:05 pm

Colbert briefly allowed to be Colbert again. Funny vintage stuff!

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Post by Dolwphin » July 21st, 2020, 2:42 pm

Pretentious Hipster wrote:
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Post by sebby » July 23rd, 2020, 11:59 am

The majority of US presidents have been racists. Slaveholders, genocidal maniacs, proponents of Jim Crow, possible former KKK members. Swing and a miss Joe. All you gotta do is keep your mouth shut and let Trump bury himself, my man. Sheesh.

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Post by peeptoad » July 23rd, 2020, 12:57 pm

skimming through this thread me reminds me of the reason I started the Costa Rica thread... :/

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Post by Dolwphin » July 23rd, 2020, 6:09 pm

sebby wrote:
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The majority of US presidents have been racists. Slaveholders, genocidal maniacs, proponents of Jim Crow, possible former KKK members. Swing and a miss Joe. All you gotta do is keep your mouth shut and let Trump bury himself, my man. Sheesh.
Trump is a disgrace. He should learn ethics, decorum and civility from the great statesman George W. Bush. I hope Biden restores sanity and returns US to normalcy. Vote blue no matter who!
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Post by sebby » July 25th, 2020, 8:54 am

Came across some footage on twitter of feds shooting at the Portland mom wall tonight from point blank range. Think they were firing pepper balls. Is this why American males go into law enforcement? To commit acts of terror against unarmed middle aged mothers? This shit is happening just 15 mins from my apt. I want badly to join but i have respiratory issues and fear what may happen if i get caught up in a gas cloud. Props to everyone risking their health night after night. I may take a small risk and go to one of the "peaceful/family friendly" protests over the weekend.

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Post by Dolwphin » July 25th, 2020, 6:15 pm

Don´t be distracted by Covid-19 -- and the economic depression or civil unrest associated with it - and other trivial matters. The real story is that the US government have now disclosed that we are not alone.
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Post by Armoreska » July 25th, 2020, 6:22 pm

Dolwphin wrote:
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The real story is that the US government have now disclosed that we are not alone.
in space? or where?
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