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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/politics/betsy-devos-refuses-to-rule-out-giving-funds-to-schools-that-discriminate.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

>Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, on Wednesday fiercely defended budget plans to spend $1.4 billion on the Trump administration’s expanded school choice agenda, but refused to say whether her office would withhold funds from private schools that discriminate against students.

>In her first testimony to Congress since a bruising confirmation hearing in January, Ms. DeVos appeared unflappable as she told members of a House Appropriations subcommittee that the budget sought to empower states and parents to make decisions about students’ educations.

>“We cannot allow any parent to feel their child is trapped in a school that isn’t meeting his or her unique needs,” Ms. DeVos told lawmakers.

>But Democrats derided the education spending blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year as tone deaf to low-income and working-class Americans. Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, the top Democrat on the panel, called it “cruel” and “inhumane.”

>The budget plan would eliminate more than 20 education programs and redirect funding to expanding school choice initiatives. Those include a $250 million program to give students publicly funded scholarships to attend private schools.

>But Ms. DeVos said states, not the Education Department, would decide whether to withhold federal money from private schools that are neither required to serve a diverse pool of students nor held publicly accountable for doing so.

>Earlier this week, in a speech to school choice advocates, Ms. DeVos said that state participation in the voucher program and other federally funded school choice initiatives would be optional. But, she said, states that chose not to participate would be making a “terrible mistake.”
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>>143404
For the money, military rations are actually pretty tasty. The same applies to public school: Sure, if you can afford to hire a private tutor to educate your kid, then yes, the results will probably be better regardless, but for the rest of us they can offer excellent value for the taxpayer money that is spent on them.
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>>143409
No shit. That's why I made that analogy.

If you think anyone wants to abolish public school completely you're a fucking retard.
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>>143378
Unfortunately studies are showing poorer kids attending more expensive schools has led to worse performance. I don't really get it, and it's surprising, but there it is.
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>>143465
You're willfully dellusional.
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>>143467
Personally I haven't decided either way on school choice, or some of the related issues and details. That doesn't change that these studies exist. I only pointed them out to help inform the debate here.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/05/21/522051355/why-its-so-hard-to-know-whether-school-choice-is-working

I want to support whatever is going to help kids get a good(most importantly), and hopefully fair public education.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/24/greg-gianforte-bodyslams-reporter-ben-jacobs-montana

>The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he is alleged to have slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the eve of the state’s special election, breaking his glasses and shouting, “Get the hell out of here.”

>Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, was asking Greg Gianforte, a tech millionaire endorsed by Donald Trump, about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate allegedly “body-slammed” the reporter.

>“He took me to the ground,” Jacobs said by phone from the back of an ambulance. “I think he wailed on me once or twice ... He got on me and I think he hit me ... This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me in reporting on politics.”

>Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna, field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Railey witnessed the incident at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Montana, according to an account published by foxnews.com. After Jacobs asked Gianforte his question, Acuna wrote: “Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him.

>“Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the man, as he moved on top the reporter and began yelling something to the effect of ‘I’m sick and tired of this!’ ... To be clear, at no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte, who left the area after giving statements to local sheriff’s deputies.”
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>>143334
>the rope day
This is what communists do you tool. WN are the worst memers
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>>143349

>things that will never happen
>some actually believe it

Our species i just needs to be eradicated.
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>>143334

>the day of the rope

This is an automatic sign you are talking to a melodramatic, 20 year old retard if someone uses this phrase.
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>>143431
That's why the guardian invented this "body slam" hoax

Its just like that jewess reporter whore who claimed she was assulted
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>>143204
Why do we keep letting millionaires into the government so easily?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/india-police-detained-hindu-militia-on-killing-muslim-ghulam-mohammad/

>LUCKNOW, India -- Indian police have detained three members of a Hindu militia for suspected involvement in the killing of a Muslim man who they blamed for helping an interfaith couple elope...
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I fucking hate religious people. The world would be so much better off without them. That said, I'm still nice to them and indulge their bullshit "religious freedoms."
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>>143462
>nice atheist
>still acts like a jackass because others believe in shit he doesn't
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>>143462
This is true, but if christianity wasn't an American tradition this country would have become south america by now.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25894-meet-the-electric-life-forms-that-live-on-pure-energy/

Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere

By Catherine Brahic

Geobacter – a current favourite

STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein’s monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these “electric bacteria” are very real and are popping up all over the place.

Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form – naked electricity in the shape of electrons harvested from rocks and metals. We already knew about two types, Shewanella and Geobacter. Now, biologists are showing that they can entice many more out of rocks and marine mud by tempting them with a bit of electrical juice. Experiments growing bacteria on battery electrodes demonstrate that these novel, mind-boggling forms of life are essentially eating and excreting electricity.

That should not come as a complete surprise, says Kenneth Nealson at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. We know that life, when you boil it right down, is a flow of electrons: “You eat sugars that have excess electrons, and you breathe in oxygen that willingly takes them.” Our cells break down the sugars, and the electrons flow through them in a complex set of chemical reactions until they are passed on to electron-hungry oxygen.

“Life’s clever. It figures out how to suck electrons out of everything we eat and keep them under control”
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>>143384
I used to work near Dr. Bond. He was a cool guy and his work is pretty amazing.

If you are interested in reading about another organism look into Jeff Gralnick's lab. He is another researcher at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is doing similar work with Shewanella which has similar properties to geobacter.
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This is the first thing I heard this year that made me look forward to the future. What if you could power a water desalination machine with these things, feeding them with the electrons from the salt?
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Is it just me, or did that popular science writer just pull the term "electric bacteria" out of their ass?
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>>143460
Probably, since there were only two species known to do it up until just recently. What would you call them? Electrophage might work.
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alot of proteins in electrons

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In 2011, Dennis Kucinich was still a Democratic congressman from Ohio. But he was not walking in lockstep with President Obama — at least not on Libya. True to his anti-war leanings, Kucinich was a staunch opponent of Obama’s unauthorized war against the Qaddafi regime.

Kucinich’s very public efforts included trying to broker negotiations between the administration and the Qaddafi regime, to whom the White House was turning a deaf ear. It was in that context that he took a call in his Washington office from Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, the ruler’s son and confidant. Four years later, as he recalled in a recent opinion piece, Kucinich learned that the call had been recorded and leaked to the Washington Times.

The former lawmaker believes the monitoring of his communication and the subsequent leak are the work of American intelligence agents.

As we’ve repeatedly noted (see, e.g., here, here, and here), there is no known support for Trump’s narrow claim (made in a series of March 4 tweets). Yet, there is now overwhelming evidence that the Obama administration monitored Trump associates and campaign and transition officials. There were, moreover, leaks of classified information to the media — particularly in the case of Trump’s original national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, whose telephone communications with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. were unlawfully disclosed to the Washington Post.

There is a question closely related to that of whether the Obama administration was guilty of a gross abuse of power — exploiting its foreign-intelligence-collection authority to keep tabs on its political opponents, thwarting and punishing their resistance. The question is: Did it start with Donald Trump?

The answer is no. (Continue with link)
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>>143387
That's all there ever was.

Right wing news says what happened in the world

Left wing news lies about what happened to shape the world
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>>143272

Privacy is important but so is security. I think in an optimal society, it should be acceptable to monitor an individual's private communications during an investigation to find criminal wrongdoing.

If law enforcement or intelligence agencies present courts with enough evidence to suggest beyond reasonable doubt that an investigation into an individual's private communications will yield evidence of criminal wrongdoing, then courts should be able to furnish law enforcement with warrants to wiretap or otherwise enter the private property of specific individuals to potentially access more evidence.

If it's acceptable for police to break and enter someone's house to do a search, without someone knowing, and with a warrant, then how is that substantially different with respect to to violating one's privacy when compared to listening into a private phone conversation?
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>>143389

>t-t-the news i listen to i-i-is REAL and e-e-verything else is FAKE

Remember there are retards that operate like this both ways people.
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>>143273
I don't thinks Mcarthism was justified but I don't think this is comparable to mcarthism because there were legitimate reasons for wiretaps and that's obvious because some folks in the administration now have criminal investigations that look like they will probably lead to convictions.
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>>143461
So deep. Everything is equally bad. So deep.

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http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/334897-poll-majority-says-mainstream-media-publishes-fake-news

People think the MSM is fake news, yet is shown in gyms, restaurants, airports, and waiting rooms all over the country.
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>>143441
News that's untrue?
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>>143432
inb4 the rise of state news
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>>143448
No, it isn't that simple. News may be untrue because the sources and/or journalists are misinformed.

Fake newsis a type ofyellow journalismthat consists of deliberatemisinformationorhoaxes. Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention. Fake news often employs eye-catching headlines or entirely fabricated news stories in order to increase readership and, in the case of internet-based stories, online sharing and Internet click revenue.In the latter case, profit is made in a similar fashion to sensational online "clickbait" headlines and relies on advertising revenue generated from this activity, regardless of the veracity of the published stories.
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>>143454
>deliberatemisinformationorhoaxes
Well that shit didn't translate well at all.
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Here's a shortcut to figure out what fake news is. If it's designed to be clickbait, chances are it's fake news. So when you see a title along the lines of "Is this image REAL or FAKE? 99% of people got this wrong!" or "Did Hillary EAT children while in mexico?" you get the idea.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN18K1ZC

Senior Russian intelligence and political officials discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his advisers according to information gathered by American spies last summer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday,

Citing three current and former U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence, the newspaper said the conversations focused on Paul Manafort, then the Trump presidential campaign chairman, and Michael Flynn, a retired general who was then advising Trump.

U.S. congressional committees and a special counsel named by the Justice Department this month are investigating whether there was Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and the possibility of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.

The controversy has engulfed Trump's young administration since he fired FBI Director James Comey two weeks ago amid the agency's investigation of possible Russia ties. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations and Trump denies any collusion.

The New York Times report was the latest indication of the depth of concerns within the U.S. intelligence community about Russian efforts to tip November's election toward Trump as he battled Democrat Hillary Clinton.

On May 18, Reuters reported that Flynn and other advisers to Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, citing current and former U.S. officials.
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>>143360
For all their patriotism, the right sure loves recycling circa 1930s Germanic language.
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>>143400
White nationalists aren't patriotic....
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>>143405
Honestly this. You read some of their literature and a lot of it has to do with destroying the "degenerate" United States and replacing it with an empire of the volk headed by a wise, benevolent, yet stern dictator. The ur-example, the Turner Diaries, has the right wing militia movements taking over nuclear silos and launching nukes at all American cities, then false flagging and starting a global nuclear war to wipe out 90% of the global population so their pure children could inherit the reborn world.
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>>143412
>pure children
God forbid those inbred fucks could ever take advantage of a destabilized US to attempt something so awful.
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>>143374
not him, but why would you confirm somebody for being a shill when they agreed with you and proved your point?

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality rules took its first step forward on Thursday.

>The commission voted 2-1 along party lines to advance Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom proposal, which would repeal current net neutrality protections.

>Thursday's vote opens a period of public input before the agency advances the proposal.

>The FCC’s formal decision to consider the proposal did not come without resistance. The commission’s lone Democrat, Mignon Clyburn, harshly criticized the proposal, and activists braved the heat to protest outside FCC headquarters.

>“While the majority engages in flowery rhetoric about light-touch regulation and so on, the endgame appears to be no-touch regulation and a wholescale destruction of the FCC’s public interest authority in the 21st century,” Clyburn said in her dissent.
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, applauded the move and called for Democrats to come to the table to work out a legislative compromise on the issue.

>“In politics, it is rare to get a second chance at bipartisan compromise, yet right now we have an opportunity to accomplish what eluded us two years ago — clear and certain rules in statute to protect the open internet,” he said on the Senate floor ahead of the commission's vote.

>Pai's proposal would undermine existing net neutrality rules by undoing the legal basis of the regulations. The 2015 order imposed the rules by reclassifying the broadband industry as telecommunications services, which brought internet service providers under the FCC’s authority.


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>>143095
>All a corporation can do is offer to sell you something.
Historically, when corporations could have private police forces, slavery, and indentured servants, they abused the fuck out of it. Look at Leopold's little operation in Africa, the East Indies Company, or the robber barons in the US.
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>>143307
Or the united fruit company
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>>143307
>private police forces, slavery, and indentured servants
All the result of corrupt government. Corporations can only abuse people with the aud of the government.
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>>143355
The confederacy was founded by slave owning oligarchs who have a stranglehold on the state politicians.

State rights is just propaganda and nothing more.
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>>142764

Source or it didnt happen.

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/john-oliver-fcc-net-neutrality-1202412330/

http://deadline.com/2017/05/john-oliver-donald-trump-fcc-net-neutrality-ajit-pai-1202086601/

https://www.reddit.com/r/lastweektonight/comments/69vqa9/the_fcc_website_is_already_down/

>In 2014, Oliver noted the FCC was headed by Tom Wheeler, the guy who used to head the cable companies’ lobbying efforts, which Oliver likened to hiring a dingo to babysit your infant.

>Nowadays, it’s headed by Ajit Pai, an anti regulation guy who has said he’d like to take a weed-whacker to net neutrality and predicted its days are numbers which, Oliver noted, is “serial-killer talk.”

>Pai is dangerous because he likes to play the down-to-earth nerd – loves to quote The Big Lebowski, brags about his “infamous” oversized Reese Peanutbutter Cup novelty mug, and otherwise play dumb – when, in fact, he’s a former lawyer for Verizon, a company that would benefit bigly by the plowing under of net neutrality.

>Three years ago, Oliver explained net neutrality to viewers and how it would choke their choices on the web, urging “my lovely trolls to turn on their cap locks and fly my pretties, fly!”

>They did. And, to its credit, the FCC then took steps to safeguard net neutrality.

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>>138068
So because he's a cultural marxist (a term that in my 7 years of undergrad and graduate education in polisci i have still read more about from shitposters than in any scholarly literature) anything he says must be bullshit?
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>>140471
What the fuck are you talking about.

>>140572
Cultural Marxism doesn't even exist
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>>138098
>it's actually the Free Market at work.
The Free Market doesn't exist and has never existed. You fell for the lie.
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>>137770
>i hate when entertainers get out of their lane and try to tell me how to live
>elects an entertainer to be president
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>>143450
What is this 2016

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Two women were recently driven out of business for serving burritos while white.

Millennials Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC” Connelly tasted success for a short while after opening Kooks Burritos in Portland, Oregon, but after their business was featured in a local paper, the duo was hit with an onslaught of negative media attention filled with accusations of "cultural appropriation" from your standard miserable social justice warriors.

Apparently Wilgus and Connelly infringed on the non-existent copyright on burritos.

The women explained to Willamette Week that they traveled to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, and became obsessed with tortillas, speaking with the local "tortilla ladies" for ingredients and tips.

"I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a little of what they did," said Connelly. "They told us the basic ingredients, and we saw them moving and stretching the dough similar to how pizza makers do before rolling it out with rolling pins.”

After creating their own spin on the tortilla via a trial-and-error process, the women decided to engage in the American dream and open their own pop-up shop on the weekends. Kooks Burritos was born, and they thrived.

Enter: social justice warriors.

Getting a whiff of Wilgus and Connelly's process of creating tortilla recipes, leftist outlets like Mic.com and The Portland Mercury pounced: painting the female entrepreneurs contributing to society as racist, sticky-fingered villains.

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>>143036
Point me to the SJW's right now. I'm going to fuck their shit up. This triggers me.
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>>143357
This story happened no matter how much you wish it didn't.
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>>143357
But it happened tho

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/05/24/portland-burrito-shop-forced-to-close-amid-accusations-cultural-appropriation-stealing-recipes.html
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>>143357
Shove that website up your pussy
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I want to make a burrito shop in Portland now called "The Green Chard"

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/23/66m-migrants-waiting-cross-europe-africa-report/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

>Europe could face a new wave of migrant arrivals this summer, a leaked German government report has warned. Up to 6.6m people are waiting in countries around the Mediterranean to cross into Europe, according to details of the classified report leaked to Bild newspaper.

>They include more than 2.5m in North Africa waiting to attempt the perilous crossing by boat. Angela Merkel’s government has not commented on the report, which the newspaper says was marked for internal use only.

>It says 1m are waiting in Libya, where smugglers use small and often unseaworthy boats to carry migrants to outlying Italian islands. Another 1m are waiting in Egypt, 430,000 in Algeria, 160,000 in Tunisia, and 50,000 in Morocco. Others are waiting in transit countries along the route, with up to 720,000 in Jordan.

>The manifesto will include plans for “those who are rescued from drowning” while attempting the crossing to be returned to where they set out, according to Bild. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is currently riding high in the opinion polls, discontent at her “open-door” refugee policy behind her.

>But any repeat of the chaotic scenes of 2015 could threaten her chances of re-election. More than 50,000 migrants have arrived in Italy by boat so far this year, an increase of 45 per cent compared to last year, though still far fewer than in 2015. More than half are reportedly economic migrants from Nigeria, Bangladesh, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and the Gambia.

This is after a speech in March by EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos claiming they would build migration centers in Africa because "Europe needs 6 million migrants".

http://freewestmedia.com/2017/03/10/europe-will-need-6-million-immigrants/

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>>143428
>human society is fucked because third worlders want to come to America

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>>143430
Are you being obtuse on purpose? Look at how extreme politics are becoming all over the world because of migratory populations at the levels we're currently dealing with. Imagine what everything is going to fucking look like when there are 700 million people trying to move away from the fucking water swallowing up the places they live. It's going to be a fucking nightmare.
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>>143433
>It's going to be a fucking nightmare.
Lol

They'll move slightly inland. Then continue their lives as normal.

You have issues. Is this why leftists are so prepped for communism? You think the Earth is bad?
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>>143270
So that would mean their seas would be flooded with dead bodies.
Their cities full of rovaing gangs of poor angry mobs.
Spending money trying to ship them back to countries that don't acknowledge them.

You're dreaming if you think any non shit hole country would simply sit back and watch mass murder/suicide/chaos take place in their back yard.
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>>143423
Idk if moving from Afghanistan, Iran, and Africa to Italy, France, and the Netherlands is the best strategy lol

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4539572/Manchester-bomber-friend-jail-gang-raping-girl-16.html

>Manchester concert bomber Salman Abedi used to hang around with Bilal Ahmed, who is now serving a nine-year prison sentence for luring a schoolgirl into a hotel room and raping her along with a mob of attackers.

>‘I just stayed quiet because I thought they would kill me if I screamed,’ she said. ‘Any one of them could have had a knife. Nobody else knew I was there. I kept thinking they could kill me and nobody would know.’

>The girl, a gifted musician who had little experience with boys, was introduced to the group from South Manchester’s Somali community – among them Ahmed plus Muhyadeen Osman and Mowled Yussuf - by a mutual friend in 2013.

>Along with other youths who have not been identified they lured the then 16-year-old back to a run-down hotel in Rusholme, site of Manchester’s famous Curry Mile, where they had been spent the previous night for Eid celebrations.

>Finding an unlocked room, the mob forced her inside and each subjected her to a degrading attack – in the words of the judge picking on her as ‘easy prey

>Cruelly the victim’s parents faced a gauntlet of intimidation and abuse from the families and friends of the convicted men during the two-week trial.

Isn't diversity wonderful folks? I was told they would be our next generation of doctors and engineers. Imagine by shock when it turns out they were the next generation of rapists and suicide bombers
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>>143379
Kill whites! Then no more discrimination!
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>>143383
Haha. Fuck off nigger.
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Clearly the only solution is to open our borders?
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What's the relevancy?
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>>143372
>Isn't diversity wonderful folks? I was told they would be our next generation of doctors and engineers. Imagine by shock when it turns out they were the next generation of rapists and suicide bombers

This is /news/ not /pol/.

>>143422

There isn't any. This is just what the media does. One guy does something bad and they'll write an article about how his grandfather ran a red light in 1983.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/us/politics/joseph-lieberman-fbi.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

>Former Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, once President Trump’s preferred candidate for F.B.I. director, has withdrawn his name from consideration, citing his law firm’s central role in Mr. Trump’s legal defense team.

>Mr. Lieberman, who has no federal law enforcement experience, said it was a “great honor” to be considered but pulled out after the president tapped Marc E. Kasowitz, a partner in the Manhattan firm that employs Mr. Lieberman, as his counsel in “various” investigations.

>“I do believe it would be best to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest, given my role as senior counsel,” Mr. Lieberman, who was Al Gore’s running mate in 2000, wrote in a letter to the White House dated Wednesday and provided by his firm, Kasowitz Benson Torres.

>Mr. Lieberman is the latest of several candidates to take themselves out of consideration, including Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, and Alice Fisher, a former Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration.

>Another candidate still in the mix who has received less attention is Kenneth L. Wainstein, another former Bush administration official. He was interviewed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, last week, after a higher-profile series of interviews they did with an initial slate of candidates, according to several people familiar with the matter.

>Mr. Wainstein, whose interview was reported by The Wall Street Journal, has a long career in law enforcement and national security. He served as the top Homeland Security adviser to Mr. Bush, the head of the Justice Department’s national security division and the United States attorney for the District of Columbia.
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>He also served as F.B.I. general counsel and chief of staff to Robert S. Mueller III, then the F.B.I. director. Mr. Mueller has been appointed special counsel to lead the federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

>But complicating his prospects, Mr. Wainstein was among 50 veteran Republican national security officials who signed a letter last summer declaring Mr. Trump unfit to be president.

>The withdrawal of Mr. Lieberman, 75, from consideration for the F.B.I. post had been expected for several days. He fell out of consideration after objections from several Trump aides, who urged the president to pick a younger candidate with deeper connections to the F.B.I., which has suffered low morale since Mr. Trump’s abrupt dismissal this month of James B. Comey as the director.

>The president bonded with Mr. Lieberman during their interactions and told aides he wanted to select him for the job before leaving last week on his nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, his first travel abroad as president. But several of his top aides, including Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, urged the president to delay and consider a wider range of potential nominees.

>Mr. Trump, recognizing the sensitivity of the decision after revelations that he had pressured Mr. Comey to drop investigations into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives, reluctantly assented, according to two administration officials.

>Mr. Trump tapped Mr. Kasowitz, his friend and personal lawyer, this week to represent him in congressional and F.B.I. inquiries, the officials said.

>Mr. Lieberman, who served in the Senate as both a Democrat and an independent, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

WASHINGTON — In a major jolt of support for President Trump, the powerful political network overseen by conservative billionaire Charles Koch is launching a multimillion-dollar campaign to drive Trump's tax plan through Congress.

>Koch, who viewed Trump's candidacy warily, now is racing to build public and congressional support for plans to overhaul the tax code. Trump's one-page tax blueprint, released last month, includes plans to slash the corporate tax rate, reduce taxes for high-income earners and abolish the federal estate tax.

>The group plans to throw "the full weight of the network" behind the campaign with the goal of passing a tax overhaul this year, said James Davis, a top official in Koch's Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce. Davis would not disclose a specific dollar amount but said the effort would include advertising and mobilizing grassroots activists.

>The campaign is expected to last into the fall.

>The chaos and controversy engulfing Trump's White House threatens to imperil his legislative agenda on everything from taxes to a plan to rebuild the country's infrastructure. But network officials see a window to push the tax plan this year, well in advance of the midterm elections that could risk Republican control of Congress.

>"If you don't do it now, it becomes increasingly difficult," Davis said.

>The network ranks among the most influential players in conservative politics with operations in 36 states and its own grassroots arm and for-profit data and marketing branches. In all, about 550 ultra-wealthy donors help finance the constellation of political and nonprofit groups associated with Koch and his brother David Koch.

>Those groups plan to spend $300 million to $400 million on policy and political campaigns ahead of the 2018 elections.

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>>143215
You mean the Confederacy.
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>>143234
YOU THINK I'M A RACIST?????

PLEASE TAKE IT BACK

IM SORRY IM SORRY YOU ARE RIGHT COMMUNISM IS SMART WE DON'T NEED FARMS

PLEASE DON'T THINK I'M A RACIST :[[[[[[[[[
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>>143364
It's more than just racism and slavery.

It's founded by business tycoons whose political stranglehold depenedant on slavery.

The Civil War itself is a battle between the Federal Elites and the Oligarchs.
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>>143414
Thanks! I learned a lot!

FUCK AMERICA YAY COMMUNISM
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>>143439
What's it like to live in a world that lacks any nuance or degrees of difference at all other than the two poles of America and Communism that you live in? Is it nice and warm?



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