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made new one, oh well. RIP image of me drinking and looking like a butthead

 

You mean this one?

 

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I wrote my Senator, Richard Burr (Republican)--the guy behind the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and others--about Trump's changes to the Principals Committee. He's chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and also comes from a very pro-military district (because of Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force base), so I hope he doesn't sit idly by and his staffers at least indicate someone is concerned about the memorandum.

 

It is very troubling to have someone like Bannon on the Principals Committee as a regular attendee, but not the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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I believe that as a signatory to the Geneva Conventions, the US actually does have obligations to take in refugees, and obligation that current ban prevents the US from fulfilling.  I'd also point out that, when we look back in history, the countries that turn away those fleeing persecution or war rarely end up looking better for it.

 

On a slightly different track, since this throws yet another wrench into the process of the US granting citizenship to those people who risked their lives (and those of their family) to aid the US army as interpreters (of both language and culture) in Afghanistan and Iraq, I think it's well past time that Canada and perhaps other willing NATO members stepped in and offered these people and any family still outside the US citizenship in our own country, or at least permanent residency, to either provide a safe haven while they continue to pursue US citizenship, or as a new place to call home.

 

My thinking is twofold. Aside from providing some safety to people who earned it many times over, it also builds goodwill for us and other NATO members if we have need of interpreters in the future, which is almost certain that we will sooner or later, and it's going to cost us soldiers lives if people wont help us because they don't believe we will help them back.

They have offered temporary residency, sad day for our country.


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Canada almost immediately tweeted about accepting refugees that America was turning away, I'd like to see a case or two of it actually happening.

 

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So glad I was born at the right place, at least so far.

 

But come on, increased vetting? The vetting process for US visas or whatnot from these countries already takes over a [bleep]ing year for the most part. I know I am part of the lucky few to not even need a visa to visit the glorious country of U, S and A, but damn.

 

Also, that Trump talk about returning sanctions and cancelling the peace accords with Iran? That's a new nuclear capability in the making. Iran is a really peaceful and stable country right now. Heck, my mate was just there for 2 weeks, hitchhiking through the country alone. I would not dare to hitchhike in most of 'Murica, it's simply not safe enough. You guys kill more people in Chicago and in Detroit every week than do in a year there (that excludes state executions). Iran was opening up for the first time in 30 years. Landmark agreement. And Trump wants to dismantle it in one light swoop. For nothing. For [bleep]ing over allies of the States, whose reputation is also on the line.

 

Saudi Arabia has funded the terrorists and still is funding the terrorists in Gaza and in Afghanistan and Iraq. 9/11 guys were Saudi Arabian or Egyptian. [bleep]ing Bin Laden was a Saudi prince. Leader of the 9/11 attacks was Egyptian. And yet Egypt and Saudi Arabia are clear, while seven countries, of which there has come a total of 0, complete zero terrorists in the States have their entries banned. There is absolutely no [bleep]ing logic here. That and drone wars just create a new generation of terrorists.

 

You know, sometime it does seem like USA is the morally worst country in the world, keeping everybody else in check with the abysmally huge military and performing atrocities nearly as bad as the Nazis. At least the nazis were open with their intentions and declared war on all nations before invading them, and sometimes even before that, unlike the Americans. Pretty much every conflict of the 20th century you have been a part of. Pretty much every coup, or revolution, or whatnot, the hairy hands of Uncle Sam can be seen. And American citizens can be held without trial or jury or anything, being tortured in places like Guantanamo Bay and now Trump wants to create such sites on mainland US.

Replace "jew" with "muslim" and it seems like a Fourth Reich to me.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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Canada almost immediately tweeted about accepting refugees that America was turning away, I'd like to see a case or two of it actually happening.

 

Yes that's the one Lioness. I thought it was weird that you had it but then I realized it's because you're a mod you can probably see all sorts of retroactive stuff. Or maybe you just love me. Whichever :)

I suspect a more public culprit along the lines of Wayback Machine. As far as I'm aware old avatar images aren't stored anywhere and it just wipes them.


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So glad I was born at the right place, at least so far.

 

But come on, increased vetting? The vetting process for US visas or whatnot from these countries already takes over a [bleep]ing year for the most part. I know I am part of the lucky few to not even need a visa to visit the glorious country of U, S and A, but damn.

 

Also, that Trump talk about returning sanctions and cancelling the peace accords with Iran? That's a new nuclear capability in the making. Iran is a really peaceful and stable country right now. Heck, my mate was just there for 2 weeks, hitchhiking through the country alone. I would not dare to hitchhike in most of 'Murica, it's simply not safe enough. You guys kill more people in Chicago and in Detroit every week than do in a year there (that excludes state executions). Iran was opening up for the first time in 30 years. Landmark agreement. And Trump wants to dismantle it in one light swoop. For nothing. For [bleep]ing over allies of the States, whose reputation is also on the line.

 

Saudi Arabia has funded the terrorists and still is funding the terrorists in Gaza and in Afghanistan and Iraq. 9/11 guys were Saudi Arabian or Egyptian. [bleep]ing Bin Laden was a Saudi prince. Leader of the 9/11 attacks was Egyptian. And yet Egypt and Saudi Arabia are clear, while seven countries, of which there has come a total of 0, complete zero terrorists in the States have their entries banned. There is absolutely no [bleep]ing logic here. That and drone wars just create a new generation of terrorists.

 

You know, sometime it does seem like USA is the morally worst country in the world, keeping everybody else in check with the abysmally huge military and performing atrocities nearly as bad as the Nazis. At least the nazis were open with their intentions and declared war on all nations before invading them, and sometimes even before that, unlike the Americans. Pretty much every conflict of the 20th century you have been a part of. Pretty much every coup, or revolution, or whatnot, the hairy hands of Uncle Sam can be seen. And American citizens can be held without trial or jury or anything, being tortured in places like Guantanamo Bay and now Trump wants to create such sites on mainland US.

Replace "jew" with "muslim" and it seems like a Fourth Reich to me.

You're right about a lot of this stuff, but you're kind of exaggerating how unstable and dangerous the country is. Like, it's definitely pretty safe to hitchhike in America. I mean, we literally have an app that allows us to pay to hitchhike and it's insanely popular.

 

Regarding Chicago/Detroit: Conservatives have no interest in resolving gang violence and only want to make conditions worse for black Americans. You'd be completely safe from gang violence in either of those cities, but it's pathetic how our racist and classist government treats black people.

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Dude I'm a white straight male and I wouldn't hitch hike in the US, ever. Unless you paid me. Then maybe. People here are bonkers


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My friend regularly hitchhikes.  Went coast to coast this summer.

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Canada almost immediately tweeted about accepting refugees that America was turning away, I'd like to see a case or two of it actually happening.

 

Yes that's the one Lioness. I thought it was weird that you had it but then I realized it's because you're a mod you can probably see all sorts of retroactive stuff. Or maybe you just love me. Whichever :)

I suspect a more public culprit along the lines of Wayback Machine. As far as I'm aware old avatar images aren't stored anywhere and it just wipes them.

 

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Kai From Dogtown tho

 

Didn't that guy go to prison for raping someone?


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The US is quite a safe country in general. High profile shootings and a couple bad cities don't ruin the whole country.

 

Also, Canada has not agreed to take more refugees. Canada has agreed to provide temporary residence for people stranded in-transit due to the visa changes, that's it.


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Kai From Dogtown tho

Didn't that guy go to prison for raping someone?

Never followed up with his story but I can definitely believe it

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You know, sometime it does seem like USA is the morally worst country in the world, keeping everybody else in check with the abysmally huge military and performing atrocities nearly as bad as the Nazis. At least the nazis were open with their intentions and declared war on all nations before invading them, and sometimes even before that, unlike the Americans. Pretty much every conflict of the 20th century you have been a part of. Pretty much every coup, or revolution, or whatnot, the hairy hands of Uncle Sam can be seen. And American citizens can be held without trial or jury or anything, being tortured in places like Guantanamo Bay and now Trump wants to create such sites on mainland US.

Replace "jew" with "muslim" and it seems like a Fourth Reich to me.

 

Most Americans are disgusted with Trump's executive order but lets talk about this statement.

 

If you believe even half of what you wrote here then you are bigger scum than the SS themselves. Why do I say that? 

 

You sure demand a hell of a lot of a country you find despicable. I can think of all the panic you had when trump was dscussing kicking Estonia out of NATO. I can think of non American's on TIF and elsewhere who say crazy shit like "America has the moral obligation to send troops on the ground to restore order in Syria" then those same people would also post "That America has the audacity to invade a defenseless natiion and engage in more 'Nation Building' just like Iraq lololol".

 

Shit like that reminds me of why people voted for Trump at all. We sure spend a lot of time and money in NATO to defend a bunch of ingrateful entitled Europeans who cry about America's military while at the same time benefiting from it.  By America footing most of the global military bill and being in alliances with much of the world other countries have a comparative advantage and can put a larger percentage of their budget on social services like healthcare that we can't afford.

 

I would really respect your position a hell of a lot more if you were organizing protests in Estonia encouraging the government to leave NATO. If you don't do this then plain and simple your a guy who admits to benefiting from Nazism and that your okay with that.

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Went away for the weekend to see my friend I hadn't seen in 4 years. Definitely needed the time away, I have such a sudden burst of motivation to work hard and I've written 19 pages of my final year project (I have yet to finish writing the rest of my methodology, results and discussion) but I'm around halfway to the word count. I love my project, I finally actually understand what's happening - I personally find the molecular level hard to visualise in my head, so for a while I was just following the lab protocol but it's great to know what's actually going on. 

 

3 weeks left of lab work, and that is me done. 4 x 3 hour exams in the summer and that's the end of my degree.

 

I'm feeling really positive for the first time in a while, I had the realisation that pushing people away because of depression was just self sabotage. I'm very independent, but support from people around me has been instrumental in my recovery, especially since my dad died. I generally want to be more positive even for my own sake. I'll still be seeing my abuser around I don't want to let him "win" by letting anxiety consume me which it has done for a few weeks. I went to lectures for the first time in three weeks and I didn't have a panic attack or any reaction to seeing him which is great - he looks miserable and lonely which is an added bonus. I'm bitter like that.

 

I was seriously ill last week because of my anxiety and I just don't want to be defeated by it.

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You know, sometime it does seem like USA is the morally worst country in the world, keeping everybody else in check with the abysmally huge military and performing atrocities nearly as bad as the Nazis. At least the nazis were open with their intentions and declared war on all nations before invading them, and sometimes even before that, unlike the Americans. Pretty much every conflict of the 20th century you have been a part of. Pretty much every coup, or revolution, or whatnot, the hairy hands of Uncle Sam can be seen. And American citizens can be held without trial or jury or anything, being tortured in places like Guantanamo Bay and now Trump wants to create such sites on mainland US.

Replace "jew" with "muslim" and it seems like a Fourth Reich to me.

 

Most Americans are disgusted with Trump's executive order but lets talk about this statement.

 

If you believe even half of what you wrote here then you are bigger scum than the SS themselves. Why do I say that? 

 

You sure demand a hell of a lot of a country you find despicable. I can think of all the panic you had when trump was dscussing kicking Estonia out of NATO. I can think of non American's on TIF and elsewhere who say crazy shit like "America has the moral obligation to send troops on the ground to restore order in Syria" then those same people would also post "That America has the audacity to invade a defenseless natiion and engage in more 'Nation Building' just like Iraq lololol".

 

Shit like that reminds me of why people voted for Trump at all. We sure spend a lot of time and money in NATO to defend a bunch of ingrateful entitled Europeans who cry about America's military while at the same time benefiting from it.  By America footing most of the global military bill and being in alliances with much of the world other countries have a comparative advantage and can put a larger percentage of their budget on social services like healthcare that we can't afford.

 

I would really respect your position a hell of a lot more if you were organizing protests in Estonia encouraging the government to leave NATO. If you don't do this then plain and simple your a guy who admits to benefiting from Nazism and that your okay with that.

 

Fun tidbit: as Muslims who want to enter USA have been thoroughly vetted for ages the current ones in USA are generally richer and more educated than the general population. Same as Jews before WW2 in Germany.

 

First off, I haven't even heard of anyone kicking us out of NATO. We are one of the handful who pays MORE than the agreed 2% and we have done that for a while.

 

We had more soldiers on the ground in Iraq and in Afghanistan (mainly in Helmand, pretty much the most dangerous province by the way) per capita then any other nation. I personally know 5 guys who served in Afghanistan. How many of you, who have no connection to the military whatsoever can say such a thing? We had absolutely nothing other than ally ties to USA to make us go there. Unlike Americans, who jacked off while we were occupied by Soviets after WW2, we have shed our blood for America. On foreign soil. We lost our people there.

 

I was being over the edge on that paragraph to get a reaction. And that is the way that the people in our huge neighbour to the east thinks. Russian media has not stood still, and such statements are issued by-daily. A large part of the world does actually see America that way.

 

I simply know that it cannot be simply black or white and the American way generally is more acceptable than what our neighbours to the east are doing. With that Cheeto making such executive actions already on the first week I am not certain how long it's gonna last.

 

I don't consider Iraq as an invasion of a defenseless nation. Iraq could stand on its own in the region. It was simply destruction of a country that was at the time functional and centrally strong. A country that also was a nation, united by ideals. Now there are only remnants of the welfare, economy and stability, and ISIS has taken over most of the country and the rest of the country is split between rival clans. Same in Afghanistan.

 

If US really wanted to fight terrorism, Saudis would have been the first one to take down. It isn't even a secret anymore that their oil money (from Americans) is funding terrorism.

 

I honestly think the greatest country in the world right now is China. I am not happy with how some things there are, but they have succesfully brought millions and millions of people out of poverty in recent years. Granted, there isn't exactly full freedom of speech, but they aren't daily harassed either, that thing is quite civil. There may be rampant corruption, but meanwhile the simple Gao's and Mei's have had their life improved tenfold. Maybe USA should concentrate a wee bit on "socialism" instead of invading other countries and they would be the greatest country in the world. The costs of war (of which most of the taxpayers money went to the selected few American corporations) in Iraq alone would have paid for free health insurance for everyone in America many times over.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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A country that also was a nation, united by ideals.

LOL

 

Iraq was "united" by a brutal dictator who murdered hundreds of thousands of his own people to keep the "nation" intact. The Iraq war was stupid, but let's not engage in revisionist history here.


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United by the ideals of the brutal dictator, but still united and ISIS would not have had a chance there.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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United by the ideals of the brutal dictator, but still united and ISIS would not have had a chance there.

Do you realize how fundamentally ridiculous this sounds? That's like saying it would be fine for Russia to march into the baltics and kill anyone who tried to revolt, because at least the USSR would be re-united again.

 

Also, they weren't united by his ideals; they were united because he had anyone who didn't want to be united killed.


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Seems like the Government did not learn from the war in Vietnam... they went ahead and attacked a third world country again. Maybe they should of beefed up their guerilla warfare defensive?

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Do you even know how much free health care would cost in the US? Way more than it does in Canada or Europe. The Iraq War would not have payed for universal health care for any significant amount of time.


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“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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Do you even know how much free health care would cost in the US? Way more than it does in Canada or Europe. The Iraq War would not have payed for universal health care for any significant amount of time.

Not quite sure on this, Canada still manages to spend only 11% of GDP on healthcare vs the American almost 18%.
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NO FREE HAND OUTS. BUILD THE WALL.


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And why the bloody [bleep] do you pay so much on health care? Do you get gold injected instead of physiological solution? Do you cover all your teeth in platinum? Do you create medicines from miracle weeds grown on the dark side of the moon?

We have the same equipment, the same medications and the same level of medical expertise in nearly the whole Europe. And why the heck should it cost so much more in the States of Trump?

 

For one, you can't deny emergency medical help. When a person is dying, he or she needs treatment and gets it, anywhere around the world. The costs are shared for the people who have insurance or have paid. You have a lot more people using emergency medical help if they cannot get help at the proper time when it isn't too late, however as they don't have insurance, they can't afford it.

I pay a small amount of tax for the healthcare of everybody in the country and I know that so far I am in the positive, by a lot. I got a $50K surgery (which costs just €2000 here) and my employer pays off a fraction of my salary, and I am okay with that. That thing goes automatically, I don't even have to think about it. I can visit my GP pretty much any day and not need to worry about costs and get an early idea when anything is not okay with my health. Also, we now have free dental care (up to a certain point).

 

You do know that it is cheaper to provide governmental housing for every homeless person than it is to keep them on the streets? The ER visits, crime, and cleaning for the people is more expensive then, for example, grant free access to the ghost towns in Detroit for example. It is pure greed and jealousy that makes you poorer. If you get homeless in America, you are screwed majestically in every single way.

A small. minuscule portion of my taxes goes to keep up homeless shelters. And I'm fine with that, as that means people don't start dropping dead on the streets when the colds or the heatwaves come.

 

[bleep], I do sound a bit commie. But I can't for the heck of me find any bad parts about that situation.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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