The Dunces Have Elected A Dunce

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  1. stinkyB

    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    Technically, he's correct (I think)..... They don't actually do the broadcasting, but the regional / local affiliated tv stations do, hence the FCC call signs... WJXT, whatever.... even more relevant in radio. Lots of frequencies owned by a few corporations (and seem to change hands often... or have some whack program directors)

    sorry about your life though ;)
     
  2. RonPi

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    https://newrepublic.com/minutes/145268/process-behind-trumps-decision-decertify-iran-deal-terrifying

    "But the underlying goal here has never really been about policy—Trump simply seems to not want to have to recertify one of his predecessor’s most important achievements every three months.
    ...But the biggest and most unsettling aspect of this is how we got to this “compromise.” It wasn’t made for any reason related to policy—it unsettles an acceptable framework by adding considerable, unnecessary, and far-reaching risk. Instead, the United States is shifting its policy toward Iran simply because President Trump doesn’t want to acknowledge any of Barack Obama’s achievements. This compromise was cooked up to please the president’s ego, not because it serves any sort of larger strategic or geopolitical interest."

    Ron
     
  3. Section 336

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    LMFAO!
    3 words that really have no business ever being strung together.
     
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  8. RonPi

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/opinion/sunday/white-nationalism-threat-islam-america.html

    "Far-right leaders are correct that immigration creates problems; what they miss is that they are the primary problem. The greatest threat to liberal democracies does not come from immigrants and refugees but from the backlash against them by those on the inside who are exploiting fear of outsiders to chip away at the values and institutions that make our societies liberal."

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  9. JetBlue

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    What? Far-right Conservatives are a threat to liberal ideology?!? What a shocking discovery!

    We really should be striving towards that progressive liberal society that covers its eyes to sexual assault and pedophilia and then attempts to feign shock when they can no longer ignore it.
     
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  10. jetophile

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    It all makes sense now. Ron Pi Bot is married to Kelly Bot ~~~~~ Has he ever made a football post? That's where they switch duties to keep things spicy. Then again, Kelly is a guy so . . .
     
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    Oh please, sexual assault and pedophilia have long been staples of the GOP. As a party they own that space.
    they had no issue covering their eyes to Trump's allegations, or even his own words.

    here's a short list for you (and by short I mean insanely long)..
    https://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x1709387
     
  13. JetBlue

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    And in your rush to counter my post you completely failed to understand it, which has nothing to do with sexual assault. Well done.
     
  14. BacktoQueens

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    Maybe you should re-read your own post...
     
  15. RonPi

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    For what, the right-wing nut job society that promotes sexual assaulters like Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly? What planet
    are you from? Planet Dunce? What does sexual assault have to do with my original post on discrimination of immigrants?

    Ron
     
  16. RonPi

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    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_...of_the_most_dishonest_and_dangerous_ones.html

    "President Trump’s statement Friday on the Iran nuclear deal may be the most dishonest speech he has ever given from the White House—and, depending what happens next, it could be his most damaging....

    Just before the deal was signed, Congress—which had no say in the matter, since it was not a formal treaty—passed a law called the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. This law requires the president to certify, every 90 days, that Iran is still in compliance. If he certifies otherwise (in other words, if he acknowledges that Iran has been caught cheating), Congress could vote within 60 days to reimpose the sanctions.

    The Republicans who wrote this law thought they were pulling a fast one: Iran was certain to cheat; President Obama or Hillary Clinton (his most likely successor) would be put in the embarrassing spot of admitting it; and Congress would destroy the deal. But, as the inspectors have reported time and time again, Iran is not cheating. Even Trump has had to certify twice that Iran was in compliance—and he was getting sick and tired of it. The most recent time he signed the certificate, he said that he probably wouldn’t do it the next time.

    The next 90-day deadline is this Sunday. Iran is still in compliance. So what did Trump do? He decided to decertify Iran anyway and to invent reasons why....

    During the Cold War, five American presidents negotiated arms-control treaties with the Soviet Union, even while Moscow spouted a communist ideology dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism, armed and otherwise supported revolutionary regimes and movements all over the world, and persecuted domestic minorities. None of this stopped even Ronald Reagan, the most fiercely anti-communist of these presidents, from pursuing treaties to reduce the size of both sides’ nuclear arsenals. Nor did Reagan or any other president threaten to cancel an arms treaty already in place if the Soviet Union didn’t stop espousing communism or supporting revolutionaries or oppressing its own people."

    Ron
     
  17. JetBlue

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    Or you should. And then try to understand it.

    An example to make a point doesn't supersede the point. Or perhaps your mind simply isn't capable of comprehending underlying meanings . You'd be totally fucked in a logic class when an example like "an apple is red, an apple is a fruit; a fire truck is red therefore a fire truck is a fruit" was provided. I can just see you now breaking down to tears screaming "but fire trucks aren't fruit" as the teacher tried to get you to understanding the meaning behind the example.
     
  18. JetBlue

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    No, your original post also included an argument about a "liberal society" as if it was a concept superior to a conservative society.
     
  19. FJF

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    Fyp, it's not a party exclusive trait It's a power trait . Not sure why we are shocked and surprised when these things come to light.
     
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  20. Br4d

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    The primary examples of conservative societies at the moment are the various Islamic societies around the world. They conserve old values and beliefs better than any other society at this point in time.

    The primary examples of liberal societies at this point are those in the EU. They advance the interests of as many members of their society as possible and have been willing to live with the threat of terrorism on their soil in order to gain a chance to promote their values abroad.

    I know which type of society I would prefer to live in. After all the noise from the Alt-Right has been removed from the equation do you?
     
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