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Posted in: Philippines' Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law See in context

The extremists in the Philippines are Abu Saayif, not ISIS.

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Posted in: Trump's son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy: 7 sources See in context

they'd wind up with Pence and Pence is real hardcore and conservative

That's fine. As much as I disagree with Pence's views on most everything, I don't see him bringing us to a world war (can't say the same about Trump). I also think he'd be more reasonable for the rest of the real world to deal with.

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Posted in: G7 leaders divided on climate change, closer on trade issues See in context

This site is becoming an echo chamber with the majority of posters competing to see who can hate Trump the most without even considering his positions.

Not really. It's just that his positions more often than not are immediately recognizable as being simplistic, one-dimensional, and would be more destructive than positive if they were to be implemented.

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Posted in: Trump's son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy: 7 sources See in context

How? Democrats don't have the votes

No, but some Republicans are even starting to discuss the idea.

even if they did and could get him out, we would have Pence who's a real conservative and professional politician

That's a different problem, but arguably a better problem than Trump.

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Posted in: Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing See in context

Allow me to reset the time frame. In the last 4 days there has been one bombing by Islamic extremists (in the U.K.).

And in the few hundred 4-day periods previous to that, there were zero.

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Posted in: Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing See in context

Makes one wonder why progressives are against Trump for wanting to vet immigrants and refugees from terror prone regions.

No one is against that. But I suspect you used the word 'vet' incorrectly.

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Posted in: Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing See in context

Yeah I would. The likelihood of an attack this weekend is probably lower than any other given weekend.

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Posted in: Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing See in context

Yes, by all means lets all go out in major gatherings in England this weekend as if nothing is happening so we can all hold hands and say "We are strong!". Meanwhile several children have just been buried and dozens more maimed for life. Unfortunately life doesn't go on as usual for the parents who just lost their children.

You're right. Their children are gone and it's a tragedy. But if you allow yourself to be terrified by the terrorists, then they win. That's why it's called terrorism.

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Posted in: Why we need Ariana Grande to keep singing See in context

Good on her.

Some Americans would have the rest of the world hate her for treason, blasphemy and sacrilege though. As if that matters to the rest of us.

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Posted in: G7 leaders reach impasse on climate; urge cyber crackdown See in context

Of California and the coastel States

Nope, the will of the people of America. The vote wasn't only in coastel [sic] states, it was in all states. You can try to to argue that some Americans are lesser than other Americans all you want, but it's a fallacious argument.

anyway, it's over, move on

I'll do it as soon as you stop trying to make the false claim that Trump and the DNC were the choice of the people. They weren't. It's over. Move on.

It's not incorrect

Sure it is. The people chose Hillary and the DNC. Your claim that it was otherwise is incorrect.

I think California should separate from the union

I'd agree with you on that. California would be better off without the rest of the country.

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Posted in: G7 leaders reach impasse on climate; urge cyber crackdown See in context

Come on Stranger, while we both see through DT's faux populism, there's a reason why Democrats wield so little power at all levels of government.

Yeah - it's called the electoral college, which went against the will of the people.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Hillary fan, and I think the DNP did some shady stuff against Sanders, who should have been the candidate. But regardless of all that, the people chose Hillary and the DNP, so Bass' assertion about why she's not in power is incorrect. She's not in power not because the people didn't want her (they did), she's not in power because the electoral college went against the will of the people.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan agree to expand North Korea sanctions See in context

well, in the pudgy Un's imagination, maybe. And your, apparently.

And in, you know, reality. Don't believe me? Ask the next Iraqi you meet about their thoughts on the matter.

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Posted in: G7 leaders reach impasse on climate; urge cyber crackdown See in context

Yeah, if the other party cared about working Americans, they would be in power, everywhere instead of being the moronic vegan scream party of the coastal areas.

Seeing as the people chose Hillary, by a wide margin, your comment makes no sense.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan agree to expand North Korea sanctions See in context

While I don't like the idea of NK having nukes, I can understand why they'd want them. As a tiny country consistently being threatened by the US, mutually assured destruction is the only method they have of protecting themselves from US invasion. Using them would result in the destruction of NK though, so it's not like they would use them unless they were being invaded.

And invasion by the US is a very real possibility.

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Posted in: G7 leaders reach impasse on climate; urge cyber crackdown See in context

This whole idea that climate changes naturally, and therefore humans cannot have had an effect on it is like saying someone who stabs a person can't have any responsibility for the other person's death, because all people die anyways.

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Posted in: G7 leaders reach impasse on climate; urge cyber crackdown See in context

You cannot fight climate change when change is the climate's natural state.

But you can fight the degree to which humans affect it, seeing as the change has been drastically affected by human actions.

Or are you one of those people that doesn't actually study the client, but disbelieves those 97% of peer-reviewed scientific papaers, written by scientists who are actually studying the climate as their life?

Because yeah, your non-scientific opinion would definitely make more sense to believe, right?

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Posted in: Man indicted for murder of Vietnamese girl See in context

I do hope he has some time with general population inmates to (be) reflect(ed) on his actions before his execution.

He's in a Japanese prison, not an American one. Your comment makes no sense in terms of the Japanese prison system.

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Posted in: Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26 See in context

When will moderate Muslims put an end to their radical factions harming others?

How can the radical factions be 'theirs'? By definition the moderates are not radical.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan agree to expand North Korea sanctions See in context

Because it's always worked well in the past... right?

Yeah. NK hasn't invaded any countries since the Korean war, and other countries haven't had to invade North Korea, so it has been working quite well.

Unless your goal is war of course. Then yeah, it hasn't been working, and it's time to start beating the war drums.

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Posted in: Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 26 See in context

What shall we do about this radical Islamic terror problem?

Hard to know what to do, but easy to know what not to do. Alienating the non-radicals by ostracizing them, criticizing them for sharing a religion, and declaring that we are at war with them most definitely will only make the problem worse, and take us further away from a solution rather than closer to one.

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Posted in: Stalker arrested after holding ex-girlfriend’s mother hostage See in context

Don't get me wrong though. I don't actually wish anyone dead.

I don't wish most people dead either, but this guy wanted to die, and someone like this takes away from society, so if he dies, we're better off without him.

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Posted in: Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing See in context

One community worker – who asked not to be identified – said two people who knew Abedi at college made separate calls to the police begging them to take action.

Give it a few minutes, and some posters will claim that these guys need to be under watch for associating with a terrorist.

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Posted in: Japanese women sound off on line separating male friend and boyfriend See in context

That figure alone is rather misleading (appropriate considering the topic). What does this suggest about the other 71%??

Read the final paragraph.

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Posted in: An estimated 23 mil would lose health insurance under Republican bill See in context

Look at the bright side, 23 million less free loaders!

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Posted in: Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing See in context

Canada instituted martial law to deal with its terrorism crisis in the early 70s. It worked.

Canada instituted martial law against a religious group of people within Canada, leaving everyone else free as normal? First I've heard of that.

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Posted in: Fox removes report from website about murdered DNC staffer See in context

They are in fact part of the MSM as well, just a little more fair than the others

So fair they kept spreading the word that Obama wasn't born in the US for years.

Very fair.

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Posted in: Newlywed Rei Kikukawa’s husband in hot water over multiple affairs, out-of-wedlock children See in context

So the guy slept around? Pretty much any multimillionaire would.

Not paying for the kids however, particularly with his assets, is unforgivable.

And sleeping with a minor should be a prosecutable offense.

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Posted in: Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing See in context

Complete BS. This is the old "blame the victim" card.

Who's blaming the victim? Everyone has been pretty consistent about pointing out how disgusting these attackers are.

But their wrongs don't mean that the west hasn't done anything that would push them into becoming the way they are.

I bet you don't realize that your stance that the west is absolutely blameless is no different than their belief that the west is absolutely to blame. Inflexibility and extremism is bad on both sides.

Sure, if we afraid that they may be violent that will somehow cause them to be violent. Nonsense.

Nope, you obviously didn't read the points listed with an open mind. Every single point you listed off and complained about was an example of oppression.

The recent UK terrorists and ISIS joiners in Europe have mostly come from comfortable middle-class backgrounds, with good educations, often thanks to the state.

There is more to how society treats you than just your education. If you are a well-educated bloke who has a masters degree, but have a hard time getting a job anywhere because your name is Muhammed Al Whatever, then you will become disillusioned with your society regardless of your education level.

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Posted in: Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net See in context

I don't follow government stats, I remember a few years ago when one stat said that the LA gang culture is dwindling, I was through after that. What a crock of stinking lies. So no, I don't have stats, but I'm not buying what the government is trying to indoctrinate me.

Thanks for clarifying that you are just making stuff up as you see fit, and not actually basing it on any larger reality that that which you have been able to see with your own eyes.

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Posted in: Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing See in context

When does a moderate Muslim become a radical Muslim hell bent on death and destruction?

When his family and/or friends are blown up by drones while minding their own business. When his country is invaded by another country that has no business being there. When he is in his homeland and treated like a criminal by virtue of his belief in god. When his fellow countrymen are telling him he needs to be monitored because of his belief in god. When he is harassed at airports because of his name. And so on and so on.

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