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Post by He Lies Hayes » May 17th, 2020, 11:28 pm

The media are reporting that Jeff Bezos has just become the world's first trillionaire. Judging by their enthusiasm the news readers who reported it on the show I was watching seemed to think it was cause for celebration. Not sure why it's something I should be celebrating. :think:


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Post by Armoreska » May 18th, 2020, 7:21 am

He Lies Hayes wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 11:28 pm
The media are reporting that Jeff Bezos has just become the world's first trillionaire. Judging by their enthusiasm the news readers who reported it on the show I was watching seemed to think it was cause for celebration. Not sure why it's something I should be celebrating. :think:
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Post by Dolwphin » May 19th, 2020, 9:41 pm

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Post by matthewscott8 » May 19th, 2020, 10:23 pm

He Lies Hayes wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 11:28 pm
The media are reporting that Jeff Bezos has just become the world's first trillionaire. Judging by their enthusiasm the news readers who reported it on the show I was watching seemed to think it was cause for celebration. Not sure why it's something I should be celebrating. :think:
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Post by Dolwphin » May 20th, 2020, 7:27 pm

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Post by matthewscott8 » May 20th, 2020, 8:13 pm

He Lies Hayes wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 11:28 pm
The media are reporting that Jeff Bezos has just become the world's first trillionaire. Judging by their enthusiasm the news readers who reported it on the show I was watching seemed to think it was cause for celebration. Not sure why it's something I should be celebrating. :think:
fyi this is not true. The news story is that he could be a trillionaire in 2026. Which would require him to get about 7 times wealthier. He still is unbelievably wealthy. Amazon isn't the biggest company in history though, the Dutch East India Company was far bigger estimated at $7.4 trillion on inflation adjusted basis. And if Aramco went completely public it would be the biggest public company in the world right now.

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Post by Dolwphin » May 20th, 2020, 9:38 pm

Bezos currently worth 150B, that makes him the 6th wealthiest person in the history of capitalism. But we must abolish the evil DEATH TAX .
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Post by matthewscott8 » May 21st, 2020, 1:15 am

Dolwphin wrote:
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Bezos currently worth 150B, that makes him the 6th wealthiest person in the history of capitalism. But we must abolish the evil DEATH TAX .
The rich don't pay tax. So you're more hitting the upper middle classes there, which you may well want to, but just thought I'd point it out.

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Post by Dolwphin » May 21st, 2020, 1:32 am

Donald J. Trump reached 80M followers on Twitter. Congrats, Mr. President! He is currently the 9th most followed account.
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Post by Kublai Khan » May 21st, 2020, 11:36 pm

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » May 22nd, 2020, 11:03 am

Looks like the vp is gonna be Klobuchar LOL

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Post by sebby » May 22nd, 2020, 12:50 pm

So they picked the fucking Karen of potential VP noms. Totally on brand.

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Post by Kublai Khan » May 22nd, 2020, 1:52 pm

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Looks like the vp is gonna be Klobuchar LOL
She's agreed to undergo vetting for possible VP nomination.

Only thing confirmed is that she's on the short list.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » May 22nd, 2020, 1:58 pm

Yeah, so far it's just vetting and no pick has been made at this point. But sure, I really fucking hope Klobuchar doesn't actually get picked as VP...that would obviously prove that their supposed intent to pick a woman of color was horseshit.
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Post by Dolwphin » May 22nd, 2020, 4:10 pm

Warren should be VP. She secured the nomination for Joe by stabbing the progressive movement in the back. Also she is a woman of color!
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Post by Armoreska » May 22nd, 2020, 5:32 pm

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Post by Dolwphin » May 23rd, 2020, 11:02 pm

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Donald J. Trump reached 80M followers on Twitter. Congrats, Mr. President! He is currently the 9th most followed account.
Trump have surpassed Ellen DeGeneres in Twitter followers. He is currently the 8th most followed account.
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Post by Dolwphin » May 24th, 2020, 4:32 am

Nebraska

Joe Biden - 77.4 % - 29 Delegates :ICM:
Bernie Sanders - 13.6 % - 0 Delegates

Oregon

Joe Biden - 66.2 % - 46 Delegates :ICM:
Bernie Sanders - 20.4 % - 15 Delegates

Hawaii

Joe Biden - 63.2 % - 16 Delegates :ICM:
Bernie Sanders - 36.8 % - 8 Delegates

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Delegate Tracker. C-SPAN.

Joe Biden - 1,566 Delegates | Needs: 425 Delegates
Bernie Sanders - 1,007 Delegates | Needs: 984 Delegates
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Post by Dolwphin » May 27th, 2020, 4:34 am

Police in the US are so emboldened that now they murder black folks despite being aware that they are being FILMED doing it.
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Post by Dolwphin » May 27th, 2020, 5:01 am

The video is disturbing, the spectators is pleading to the police to stop choking George Floyd to death, and the police doesn't care.
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Post by brokenface » May 29th, 2020, 10:41 am

CNN reporter arrested live on air. Let me guess whether Trump acts to escalate or de-escalate this clearly volatile situation :think:


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Post by Kublai Khan » May 29th, 2020, 1:46 pm

brokenface wrote:
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CNN reporter arrested live on air. Let me guess whether Trump acts to escalate or de-escalate this clearly volatile situation :think:
Trump is calling for American citizens to be shot upon in order to protect property. :satstunned: :finger: :rip:



I don't know why this still stuns me, but damn.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » May 29th, 2020, 1:59 pm

^ Fuckin' crazy shit. And after Twitter flagged that Trump tweet as it "violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence," the actual OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE Twitter just repeated the tweet on their account. What is even happening.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » May 29th, 2020, 2:04 pm

If Trump actually pulls that Ceausescu shit off then a shitstorm is gonna happen. The new Castro or Lenin might even happen.

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Post by brokenface » May 29th, 2020, 2:40 pm

Kublai Khan wrote:
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I don't know why this still stuns me, but damn.
It's good it still stuns you. When people just accept this is when the battle is lost.

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Post by Dolwphin » May 29th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Apparently the police murderer proudly wore a Make Whites Great Again cap in his private life. On another note, connecting the two dominating stories in the news cycle:

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Post by Armoreska » May 29th, 2020, 6:30 pm

Dolwphin wrote:
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Apparently the police murderer proudly wore a Make Whites Great Again cap in his private life.
Sounds convenient to someone.
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Post by Pretentious Hipster » Yesterday, 6:57 pm

Apparently they're shooting at photographers and the media. One got blind on one eye from getting shot.

The military police is coming in now too.

Maybe this will be the end of fascism.

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Post by Kublai Khan » Yesterday, 8:19 pm

It's gonna get bad.

104,000 people are dead, the economy is terrible, people are unemployed, people are bored, people are angry, racism still exists. And dumbass Trump is can't think of anything to do but taunt them.

Why not riot?
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Post by Dolwphin » Yesterday, 9:18 pm

The police encourages rioting and actively allow cities to be set on fire. They also deploy provocateur agents to be certain that chaos ensues. Then hegemony changes the narrative and the police state secures "law and order" and squash the protests. We have all seen this news cycle a few dozen times at this point.
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