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Looks like main stream media has a narrative to peddle to distract from the killing of an unarmed 14 years veteran woman who survived multiple tour of duties in the most dangerous places of the world (but not outside the gate of the swamp).

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Looks like main stream media has a narrative to peddle to distract from the killing of an unarmed 14 years veteran woman who survived multiple tour of duties in the most dangerous places of the world (but not outside the gate of the swamp).

Are we talking about the woman who stormed the capital in an act of sedition and was shot when trying to break into the chamber to prevent the senators who were trying to certify the results of a legitimate election?

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Looks like main stream media has a narrative to peddle to distract from the killing of an unarmed 14 years veteran woman who survived multiple tour of duties in the most dangerous places of the world (but not outside the gate of the swamp).

Is Fox peddling this? With the highest ratings in news, they are the most Main Stream of Medias.

Or are they the enemy after pointing out that your Loser lost the election?

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It seems to me that in America it only matters if Trump supporters or Police kill people. It’s always wrong though

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Now if we can just get rid of those idiot, self serving late night hosts maybe the country can begin to heal.

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Yes, especially that un-funny twit Seth Meyers.

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The right HATE when people who are famous for being funny also speak the truth.

The right hate free speech.

Just like they hate free and legal elections.

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Are we talking about the woman who stormed the capital in an act of sedition

The woman who gave 14 years of her life to her country, wanting to protest inside a government building, as is done around the world every year? Countries with supposedly awful human rights rarely even dare shoot such protestors. That sedition?

The right hate free speech.

The irony is rich this morning, comrade.

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Looks like main stream media has a narrative to peddle to distract from the killing of an unarmed 14 years veteran woman who survived multiple tour of duties in the most dangerous places of the world (but not outside the gate of the swamp).

This anti-American terrorist willingly joined a well planned, violent riot against the US, knowing guns were everywhere. There are consequences when you do that.

Supposedly being a "14 year veteran" means nothing. Especially when you have contempt for your nation. Anyone bleating about her should zip it.

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8TToday 08:31 am JST

Yes, especially that un-funny twit Seth Meyers.

Ha. He's the funniest one

StrangerlandToday 08:35 am JST

The right HATE when people who are famous for being funny also speak the truth.

The right hate free speech.

Just like they hate free and legal elections.

Give em enough rope. They're all hanging themselves today, revealing their support for violent insurrection and armed sedition. And many of them aren't even Americans....

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The woman who gave 14 years of her life to her country

My bad. I forgot that after a certain period of service, it excuses one for any future seditious activities.

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They're allowed to say whatever they want. They have the platform for it, same as the muppets at Fox News and it's free speech. Cry me a river, please.

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I wonder how funny they will without using the word orange next month.

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How...brave... of these social justice warriors. They could use their platforms to valiantly punch down at people who are unable to retaliate.

I will search the internet to see how they reacted to similar mobs of leftists burning federal courthouses and rioting, causing $2 billion of damage in cities across the country. I am sure they were equally outraged.

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Seth Meyers was live on NBC and didn't try to joke about the events, filling his monologue with terms like “armed insurrection” and “stunning scenes of violence and sedition.”

And he was excellent, straight to the point. Colbert and Kimmel hit home, too. Is Trevor Noah on hols? Be interested to see his take on the Trump cultists.

One good thing about the last 4 or 5 years, the incomparable late night hosts have been a soothing balm to the madness unfolding in the failed US.

Get well, soon, America. You'll need all your strength for the next demagogue, who won't be as obvious as 45 was.

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I wonder how funny they will be without using the word orange next month.

As funny as they were. They've been around longer than Trump.

And will be around way longer.

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I will search the internet to see how they reacted to similar mobs of leftists burning federal courthouses and rioting, causing $2 billion of damage in cities across the country. I am sure they were equally outraged.

No outrage needed.

Standing up to an inherently racist system and against a bona fide fascist is honorable. As I said previously, they should have got medals instead of teargassing/being beaten/abducted.

What were the fancy dress weirdy beards standing up to?

Oh yeah, a crybaby delusion that the election was rigged and the right to be a nazi.

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Oh yeah, a crybaby delusion that the election was rigged and the right to be a nazi.

Don't forget, they were also very very unhappy that the left pointed out he lost the popular vote to Hillary for four whole years.

Which in their mind justifies storming the capitol in the attempt to prevent duly elected officials from performing their duty in certifying the non-fraudulent results of a democratic election.

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I will search the internet to see how they reacted to similar mobs of leftists burning federal courthouses and rioting, causing $2 billion of damage in cities across the country. I am sure they were equally outraged.

Only if these "mobs" had been encouraged and incited to do what they did by Nancy Pelosi or Joe Biden as part of an electoral campaign would your comparison have any validity.

The storming of the Capitol was incited by your damn President, for Chrissakes. And if you can't see the difference, you understand nothing.

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Heretic, tell me how the system is "iinherently racist" when a black man can be elected president twice, a black woman vice president, a black judge can sit on the Supreme court, a black man can command the US military.

Legit protest does not include violence, weapons, or property destruction. That applies to the fiasco at the Capitol as well as the ongoing idiocy in many American cities.

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I wonder how funny they will be without using the word orange next month.

I assure you that all of them are just as exhausted of talking about Trump as we all are. And would immeditely exchange all their material about the guy with the orange face for life in a sensible, functioning and peaceful country where the president isn't a lazy, criminal moron.

They could use their platforms to valiantly punch down at people who are unable to retaliate.

Oh yeah, poor little president Trump, the downtrodden most powerful man in the world.

I am sure they were equally outraged.

None of them cheered on the riots that happened parallel to the BLM protests. None. So I do invite you to check it.

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How...brave... of these social justice warriors. They could use their platforms to valiantly punch down at people who are unable to retaliate.

The ones I’ve seen do come across as a###holes. That said, there’s something for everyone on the media.

From the right, I watched Stephen Crowder once. He threw punches at the woke/virtue signaling crowd. It’s real Neanderthal stuff but he gets a lot of views.

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Heretic, tell me how the system is "iinherently racist" when a black man can be elected president twice, a black woman vice president, a black judge can sit on the Supreme court, a black man can command the US military.

This is the narrative that has been pushed by the far right for years that, everything is fine because, y'know - we allowed a few of them to reach the top.

Ignoring the disproportionate deaths of black citizens, the murders by cops, the incarcerations, the reactions to when working class people of color defy the prevailing attitude that they should just accept things as they are. Or taking a knee. That was deemed outrageous.

Happy to see the inherently racist system completely dismantled.

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Stranger, show me a racist institution and I will be with you to reform it. I abhor racism. As part of a multiracial family, it is an issue that is very important to me. So I don't like the term being casually bandied about with no evidence. THAT is the problem. "Racist" is a term used to stifle discussion and to bully, rather than to actually help.

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Heretic, tell me how the system is "iinherently racist" when a black man can be elected president twice, a black woman vice president, a black judge can sit on the Supreme court, a black man can command the US military.

Oh wow. Please educate yourself, seriously:

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-systemic-racism-in-charts-graphs-data-2020-6

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As funny as they were. They've been around longer than Trump.

This type of American entertainment is for Resistance Boomers who think that calling Trump “the Cheeto-in-Chief” is devastatingly clever.

Carson, Letterman, Leno, Mad TV, early Saturday night live, Arsenio Hall ( all liberals )...were so funny at times. Colbert used to be so funny, ever watch him in “strangers with candy”? I swear this Steve Colbert is not the same guy. Comedy late night shows today are unwatchable.

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Stranger, show me a racist institution

Show me a single time where you've ever admitted that you were incorrect, and I'll do that.

But let's not pretend your not an hard-line right-wing ideoologist here. I'm not under the delusion I'm interacting with someone who can be swayed by logic and reason.

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i.e. They read the script given to them by their producers and signed off by very rich corporate handlers.

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Stranger, actually you are wrong. I disagree with the "radical right" quite often. I can guarantee we agree on a number of very important issues. But sadly these days politics has driven people apart and demanded all sorts of purity tests. I am old enough to remember when people could actually disagree on issues without being rude or angry or trying to score points.

Jaspac, the article you linked to is facile. It is a jumble of numbers with no analysis or interpretation. Again, show me a racist institution. Any racist institution. Name it and shame it and I will be with you. Not to mention that a number of the charts and graphs showed that Asians are on top in many areas- hard to believe that white racists would allow THAT to happen.

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Jaspac, the article you linked to is facile. It is a jumble of numbers with no analysis or interpretation.

All of the numbers are analysed and interpreted, with matter of fact examples like:

One Harvard University study found that when Blacks and Asians "whitened" their resumes — for example, used "American" or "white"-sounding names — they got more callbacks for corporate interviews. Twenty-five percent of Black candidates received callbacks from their whitened resumes, while only 10% got calls when they left ethnic details on their resume. 

The only problem is that you only want to hear and read what you've already been convinced to believe. So you won't accept any numbers, charts, or interpretations that contradict your views. You're not open to any debate, so why would anyone debate you?

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Always a risk of danger in a demo. Particularly Trump ones. Most don't wear masks cos' their hero didnt. Hello cluster.

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No more television, crbbs ...LOOOOOOL!!!!!

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Stranger, actually you are wrong. I disagree with the "radical right" quite often.

And yet, every post you make on this site supports their causes, and you have never admitted you're wrong even now, when supporting the seditionist in chief.

You can try to claim now that you're not that which every one of your posts show you to be. Don't expect us to actually believe you though.

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The woman who gave 14 years of her life to her country

It's extremely sad that this woman and three others lost their lives. Apparently there's a Capitol Police officer, assaulted with a fire extinguisher yesterday, fighting for his life as, doubtless, are some rioters. They all deserve our thoughts and prayers at this time.

With no domestic precedent for yesterday's events, Capitol Police were grossly outnumbered, and overrun.

I watched footage as rioters battered doors into a chamber containing their own elected representatives. The equivalent, in a republic, of forcing your way into the Emperor's or Queen's chambers. A single shot rang out, mortally wounding Ms. Babbit.

It transpires that the DOD - under the Commander-in-Chief's purview - had denied Mayor Bowser's request to mobilise national guardsmen to protect the Capitol.

Responsibility for yesterday's mayhem and the resultant deaths lies squarely with P45.

(Statement from the DC Council on the Department of Defense’s Denial of DC’s National Guard Deployment Request: https://twitter.com/councilofdc/status/1346918966707499008)

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The woman who gave 14 years of her life to her country, wanting to protest inside a government building, as is done around the world every year? Countries with supposedly awful human rights rarely even dare shoot such protestors. That sedition?

So, violent mobs storming the legislature while its in session, smashing windows and forcing elected legislators to run for their lives is now considered normal, even laudable, stuff that happens every year? That is the new Trump land fairy tale you want everyone to swallow?

Jesus you guys are pathetic. Wake up.

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So now it comes out that Trump restricted the police from having the requisite numbers to handle a riot, then he incited a riot.

And people think he shouldn't be 25ed? Enablers. Every last one of them. They bear some of the responsibility for the next seditionist as a result.

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Stranger, let me give you a few examples: military spending, drug legalization, gay/trans rights, foreign interventions/wars, etc. I don't think any right wing militants would agree with me on those issues.

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Stranger, let me give you a few examples: military spending, drug legalization, gay/trans rights, foreign interventions/wars, etc. I don't think any right wing militants would agree with me on those issues.

Of course, the extremists on the right all have their own agendas. But just like you, they were all willing to sell out their own agendas for the power that came from having Trump owning the libtards, draining the swamp, and locking her up.

Elections have consequences.

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Stranger, let me give you a few examples: military spending, drug legalization, gay/trans rights, foreign interventions/wars, etc. I don't think any right wing militants would agree with me on those issues.

I'm sure there are small government, isolationist, drug loving, LGBT-friendly right wing militants, just as there are globocop, drug-hating, homophobic, nuke their ass and take their gas right wing militants.

Anything can happen in this Banana Splits world.

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Anyway, i was just reminiscing about the day of Trump's inauguration, lo those 4 years ago. Such a peaceful transition of power. Oh, except for the riots in Washington that burned buildings and businesses, hundreds of 'protestors' assaulted police officers with bricks.... And in New York, Seattle, Chicago, and Portland.

I would prefer that EVERYONE stick to peaceful protests. Also that everyone would denounce violence equally and strenuously.

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Anyway, i was just reminiscing about the day of Trump's inauguration, lo those 4 years ago. Such a peaceful transition of power. Oh, except for the riots in Washington that burned buildings and businesses, hundreds of 'protestors' assaulted police officers with bricks.... And in New York, Seattle, Chicago, and Portland.

Heh, the attempted justification of sedition by the president continues.

The right keep proving that it's more important to gain back power, than it is to further their company.

Rock bottom apparently is a LOT lot deeper.

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I would prefer that EVERYONE stick to peaceful protests. Also that everyone would denounce violence equally and strenuously.

Problem is, when the protestors are protesting the lives of black people at the hands of police, and right-wingers fronting as Antifa start rioting, your team refuses to accept that there are any legitimate protestors. Their message doesn't matter because of riots.

But suddenly the message that Trump had the election stolen from him matters.

And you wonder why we take nothing your team says with any seriousness anymore.

Can you see your rock bottom? I certainly can't.

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Maybe I'm just being insensitive. There's good people on both sides, right? And after all, the Proud Boys stood by and stood ready, right?

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...right?

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I would prefer that EVERYONE stick to peaceful protests. Also that everyone would denounce violence equally and strenuously.

Fair point. There was too much excuse-making on the left for rioting and looting. I read some of it on here.

In the same spirit, I remember having an exchange with you about Trump’s lies. I think I called him a pathological liar, while you tried to write it off as typical loudmouth New York BS artist talk.

Trump has promoted yet another conspiracy theory, this time about election fraud, which led to the disgusting scenes yesterday. This is not self-aggrandizing BS that can be brushed off. These are the lies that can cost lives.

I’d prefer it if everyone would denounce dangerous lies equally and strenuously.

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Jimizo, coming through with the reasonableness, while pointing out that the other team still has none of it.

And the other team will still defend everything they've done for the past four years.

Can't ask a junkie to get better when they continue to insist there's nothing wrong.

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Anyway, i was just reminiscing about the day of Trump's inauguration, lo those 4 years ago. Such a peaceful transition of power. Oh, except for the riots in Washington that burned buildings and businesses, hundreds of 'protestors' assaulted police officers with bricks.... And in New York, Seattle, Chicago, and Portland.

I would prefer that EVERYONE stick to peaceful protests. Also that everyone would denounce violence equally and strenuously.

Yup, hot-head morons who act violently, from either side, deserve denunciation.

BUT the actions of hot headed morons dressed as Vikings (or whatever that dude was supposed to be) is not what specifically worries me about this. What worries me are the actions of the President of the United States in using a mob of such morons to physically attack the legislative branch of the United States government for the purpose of preventing it from fulfilling its constitutional duty.

There is no equivalency to be drawn here, no Democrat (or Republican) president has ever done anything even remotely like this in modern history. This is a uniquely Trump problem and its why this guy is unfit to serve even the few remaining days that he'll likely spend moping around the West Wing that he has left in there.

I'm not worried about a few protestors smashing windows, I'm worried about a President of the United States smashing the very form of government that the United States has.

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Delivering the Georgia vote was masterful, though. Good job!

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Seth Meyers nailed it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOIFBKB4mIE

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Oh, except for the riots in Washington that burned buildings and businesses, hundreds of 'protestors' assaulted police officers with bricks....

You're talking about the "riots" in Washington where one (1) limo was burned? Are you really trying to equate those sporadic acts of violence with the full-fledge sedition and violent attempted Coup from last night? Seriously?

Here's an easy way to compare the two : https://twitter.com/11thHour/status/1346958469073661953

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@attilatgehun no black man has ever been president, there was a biracial man. His mother was of European descent, didn't you know. He and others of the same pigmentation are all AMERICANS

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get serious.........comedians are getting some golden material here

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Jimizo, I am gonna go ahead and shock you- by agreeing with you. Trump has crossed the line now, he needs to accept reality and move on. The legal challenges are over, I really wish he would salvage a shred of dignity and leave office with a little grace. But I'm not counting on it.

I do think the US needs to get a grip on its electoral system. Election day has turned into election season, which makes it ripe for fraud and abuse. IMHO if more people had faith in the electoral system itself, a lot of trouble could be avoided. The sudden explosion of mail in ballots and early voting did a lot to rock the integrity of the system.

Jspac, I am talking about the riots where businesses were torched, multiple vehicles burned, 6 police injured in Washington alone, not counting the violence in other cities. No need to downplay it.

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