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Current Events - US Politics Edition
« on: September 05, 2017, 05:12:33 am »
Please put your current events/discussions regarding US Politics here. Remember to keep all discussion polite and well-mannered.
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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 05:24:16 am »
Remember to keep all discussion polite and well-mannered.
IOW, pretend you are a politician who is trying not to act like one, but to set a good example for your kids so they have a chance of growing up to be decent human beings.  :D
 

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 12:44:56 pm »
So no ad hominem attacks against fellow contributors?
 

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 08:14:31 pm »
Only if you say, "Bless their heart" after you say something nasty.
 
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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 12:29:46 am »
Well, we aren’t supposed to say anything nasty about our fellow contributors, right? We’re supposed to save those for the politicians. :D

So I'll start... President Trump, President Obama, Secretary Clinton, Senator McConnell, Speaker Ryan, Leader Schumer, Leader Pelosi, etc... bless their dear, sweet, beautiful, noble, gracious hearts ... :D rofl.
 

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 02:11:06 am »
"Only if you say, "Bless their heart" after you say something nasty. "

I think you have to be true southerner to get away with that.  Given my left coast heritage, I'm afraid I don't qualify.
 

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 07:59:22 am »
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Given my left coast heritage

Sorry, is this actually a thing? Has the US dumbed down to the point where West and East are no longer used to describe geographical locations?

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 10:58:22 am »
Andrew, it is a silly phrase meant to refer to both where the West lies on a map and their political leanings.
 
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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 02:01:24 pm »
I'm starting to wonder if Trump is really a Trojan Horse.
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 06:29:47 pm »
Why didn't I think of that? And who would have put that Trojan horse in place? There could be more than one possible answer.
 

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 09:29:20 pm »
I think Pres. Trump is the electorate's response to Pres. Obama's abuse of executive power. So instead of leader, we got the world's most recognizable hatchet man.  "You're fired!"
 

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 12:00:00 pm »
Why didn't I think of that? And who would have put that Trojan horse in place? There could be more than one possible answer.

The Trojons.
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 06:55:00 am »
I am glad that President Trump is working with the other side. There has been so much acrimony, that perhaps working with them on a relatively easily justifiable concession will allow inroads for future cooperation. Politicians, while outwardly hard core, are inwardly pragmatists.
 

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2017, 02:57:36 am »
Lookie here, 4 whole days without a post on this thread. And with all the sensational & bizarre related events & statements that have been flying around. Maybe the Nauvoodle neighborhood is getting weary of all the political stuff & is settling down to live normal lives again. :)

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Re: Current Events - US Politics Edition
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 10:11:08 pm »
I began watching a few youtube videos about people visiting North Korea, as well as listening to interviews from people that have escaped from North Korea. The North Korean people all believe that the USA and capitalism and exploited South Korea and they are all living in poverty. They believe that they will some day liberate South Korea and increase their standard of living.

Kim Jong Un put on weight and cuts his hair like he does so that he looks more like his grandfather, who is very beloved. If you do not cry loudly enough on the anniversaries of their beloved leaders deaths, you may be into one of their prison camps. Their prison camps are very similar to the labor camps in NAZI Germany, with many people dying of starvation. Many are executed. There are forced abortions. They also have generational imprisonment, where not only the criminal is imprisoned, but his parents and children, even those not yet born, will also be imprisoned.

Courts are controlled by the politicians. Laws are there to protect the rights of the state, rather than individual rights.

There are 2 TV channels, both controlled by the government. There are around 30 websites you can access, but only the elite can even get onto the internet. All the news is expressed at how the rest of the world trembles before the might of their beloved leader, thus they are able to achieve political victories that gives them Food Relief. One solution they are using for controlling hunger is to encourage limiting yourselves to only 2 meals a day.

They have museums dedicated to the atrocities that the Big Noses (Americans) committed during the Korean war. They have set up America to be the Bogey Man, and begin indoctrination early on.

Calling Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" seems like an appropriate way to respond to him. He maintains power by becoming a god to them, so Trump brings him back down to earth.

Watch some of those videos. It is amazing.
 
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