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Posted in: China passes law to reduce pressure on children from homework See in context

Some of this sounds sensible to me. Private cram schools and tutoring companies create a market for human futures, profit from it, and in the process destroy many a kid's childhood.

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Posted in: Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes See in context

DeSantis was among those who received campaign contributions that prosecutors said were traced to $1 million that Parnas and Fruman received from Muraviev,

Ron DeSantis, eh? My oh my.

How much other dirty money is Ron hiding under his helmet?

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Posted in: Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social' See in context

will feature "non-woke" entertainment programming

reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, Hee Haw, and Duck Dynasty

From Trump Steaks to Trump Casinos to Trump University, the Trump brand is quality like you've never seen before. TrumpBook will continue this sterling legacy.

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Posted in: Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social' See in context

your favorite American President has been silenced

Un-freaking-believable.

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Posted in: Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social' See in context

TRUTH Social

Nothing says big stinking lie like all caps.

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Posted in: Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP See in context

Yes that would be fine. However:

Yes, and however Texas and other GOP gerrymanders.

I believe that a bipartisan effort is needed to make the redistricting process less partisan.

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Posted in: Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP See in context

Good! Blue states such as Illinois are doing the same thing.

Wouldn't it be better for democracy if nobody did this gerrymandering? I'm for nonpartisan commissions. What about you?

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Posted in: Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP See in context

I'm all for nonpartisan commissions to draw electoral maps. Some states (such as Michigan, California, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, etc.) do this already. It's a healthier way.

What do our Republican friends think of this idea? Are you in favor of nonpartisan commissions?

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Posted in: Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP See in context

Republican state Sen. Joan Huffman, who authored the maps and leads the Senate Redistricting Committee, told fellow lawmakers that they were “drawn blind to race.”

Hispanic voters tend to vote for Democrats. The Texas GOP redraws the districts to disadvantage Democrats. So even though Sen. Joan Huffman can claim that the GOP is not discriminating directly against minorities, they are using statistics about minorities' voting tendencies to win an unfair advantage.

So she's being disingenuous at best.

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Posted in: Trump files lawsuit to block release of Jan 6 documents See in context

constant and repetitive Trump bashing

This is a news story about Trump filing a lawsuit in order to hinder an investigation into an attack on the electoral process. For his own benefit, not the country's. The same Trump who has a decades-long track record of scams and deceit. The guy who got impeached twice.

I think one would expect a fair amount of animosity toward the man.

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Posted in: Trump files lawsuit to block release of Jan 6 documents See in context

So why is he suing to keep public documents secret if he is innocent?

Trump followers will simultaneously argue all three of the following:

--Donald Trump is not corrupt. That's a liberal lie.

--And what's wrong with being corrupt if it keeps libs in their place?

--And what about Nancy Pelosi, Hunter Biden, and James Comey (the "rouge" cop). Everybody is corrupt.

Then the thread successfully gets run into the ditch.

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Posted in: Some U.S. Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers See in context

Not what their sworn statements say. Funny, the DOJ and that genius Psaki when asked don’t want to elaborate….hmmm…

The defendants' sworn statements claim their due processes were denied? Is that evidence?

--You keep pushing this idea without a shred of evidence

Not me, the White House.

You're not making a bit of sense.

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Posted in: Some U.S. Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers See in context

Legislation the GOP has no interest in even discussing. 

because Democrats are in charge of all branches of government and can do anything they want without even one Republican.

That wasn't your point. You were saying that "the media" (by which I take you mean the entire universe of liberals) is using January 6 as a distraction. Which I demonstrated not to be true.

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Posted in: Some U.S. Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers See in context

@bass

not giving them due process

This is false. None of them have been denied due process. You keep pushing this idea without a shred of evidence.

@black

Just a media way to avoid the real problems of inflation, supply chain, crime, lack of job creation, the economy, the border, Afghanistan, etc.

The Democrats are trying to pass legislation that attempts to deal with a lot of the problems you list. Legislation the GOP has no interest in even discussing. What the GOP is mostly focusing on is the Big Lie (since DJT is still ranting about that), the tyranny of mask and vaccine mandates, critical race theory, transgender bathrooms, and the war on Christmas.

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Posted in: U.S. cities, police unions clash as vaccine mandates take effect See in context

Wolfpack, looks like you’ve got lots of “friends” supporting your theories this morning.

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Posted in: Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection See in context

I get the best of the best healthcare.

I can pay

i enjoy my private healthcare

We'll keep that in mind in our future discussions about America. As long as you're OK, everyone else can kiss off.

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Posted in: 'We have to be heard': Texas women travel to seek abortions See in context

Yeah, the liberal tries to continuously tell us this, but we know the real truth in this state

The liberal?

Well, let me tell you this. One of my cousins works with someone who is married to the Almighty, and according to the Almighty, the near majority of Texans are on the wrong side of the moral argument here.

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Posted in: No. 2 House Republican refuses to say 2020 election wasn’t stolen See in context

And millions think there was and the left won’t change that viewpoint as well.

That's right. Tucker 'n friends told them so.

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Posted in: No. 2 House Republican refuses to say 2020 election wasn’t stolen See in context

Trump can say whatever he wants and the good thing is, he’s not stopping

Because spreading falsehoods and sowing division is so good for the country. What a selfless patriot.

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Posted in: No. 2 House Republican refuses to say 2020 election wasn’t stolen See in context

millions of people won’t believe it

Because they've been hoodwinked. There is NO evidence the election was stolen in any way whatsoever.

the majority of the msm have their finger on the mute and delete button

Hmm. And why are we reading about these "beliefs" in an Associated Press story? That's another myth: that Cult 45 voices are being silenced.

Let's go back to the story, bass. Scalise says a number of states didn't follow the Constitution. Can you specify why?

My prediction? No.

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Posted in: Kishida vows to lead with 'trust and empathy' to fix Japan See in context

“I will devote my body and soul to overcome the national crisis together with the people to pioneer the new era so that we can pass a bountiful Japan to the next generation,” said Kishida.

You know, it takes more than words to do this. When the Japanese electorate hears such statements, it just smacks of more BS, whatever Kishida feels in his heart of hearts. I hate to be pessimistic, but I am. There are just too many structural barriers, too little political will, and too much apathy among the public.

Decades of it.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court questions claim of secrecy over post-9/11 torture See in context

Torture is not only immoral and ineffective, it sets a precedent. Your enemies will be more likely to use it against your own.

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Posted in: Climate demonstrators invade Louis Vuitton catwalk show See in context

Some people just love their Louis Vuitton handbags, I guess. Gives meaning to their lives.

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Posted in: Fears of 'election subversion' as Trump flirts with 2024 White House bid See in context

"The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War," Kagan wrote.

I don't hold much respect for neocons, but Kagan's piece in the WaPo is really on target. The GOP has gone full throttle on subverting the ideals of American democracy. It's plain as day.

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Posted in: Climate demonstrators invade Louis Vuitton catwalk show See in context

Love it! Screw Louis Vuitton.

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Posted in: Nobel physics prize goes to 3 for climate discoveries See in context

The photo says it clearly: Syukuro Manabe, USA.

Like most of the Nobel laureates born in Japan, Manabe did his groundbreaking work in an environment where thinking outside the box is valued more than kissing one’s senpai’s hiney.

But the J-press will herald this as another award for Japanese superiority.

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Posted in: Trump faces deadline for questioning in defamation suit See in context

just like with everything else that they threw at this guy

Who are "they"?

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Posted in: 'Pandora Papers' expose leaders' offshore millions See in context

Do what Clinton did, re-institute the flat tax.

Uh, that never happened.

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Posted in: Trump asks judge to force Twitter to restore his account See in context

silencing any opposition opinions

There is absolutely no evidence that social media companies are "silencing" conservative voices.

Rather, far right nationalist and populist movements have flourished with the help of social media. These movements rely on outrage and grievance clickbait, which are also what drive social media platforms. The crazier the content, the more clicks and views it gets.

Trump was booted off Twitter because his violations of the terms of agreement became more and more egregious, not because his ideas were "conservative". If Twitter was really that much into censoring Trump's wisdom, it would have done so four years earlier.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5b6df958f8370af3217d4178/t/6011e68dec2c7013d3caf3cb/1611785871154/NYU+False+Accusation+report_FINAL.pdf

NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

You may also want to ask yourself why right wing pundits like Ben Shapiro dominate political content on Facebook. Right wing "news" outlets like The Daily Wire, The Blaze, Breitbart News, and The Western Journal consistently get more social media engagement than The NY Times, the WaPo, or CNN. Doesn't sound like a conspiracy to silence conservatives to me.

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Posted in: Trump asks judge to force Twitter to restore his account See in context

Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to restore his account

Trump will lose again.

It's so simple. As a company, Twitter has the right to block him.

Another silly lawsuit to keep himself in the news.

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