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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-defends-saudia-arabias-denial-about-the-planning-of-khashoggis-death/2018/11/20/b64d2cc6-eceb-11e8-9236-bb94154151d2_story.html

President Trump declared his strong support for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, effectively ignoring the CIA’s conclusion that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and asserting that relations with a critical ally should not be derailed.

In an exclamation-mark-packed statement that aides said he dictated himself, Trump said that U.S. intelligence would continue to “assess” information but that the United States “may never know all the facts surrounding the murder.”

Speaking of whether the crown prince knew about or ordered the killing by Saudi agents last month in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Trump said “maybe he did or maybe he didn’t!” But the president indicated that U.S. interests in Saudi oil production, weapons purchases and support for administration policies in the Middle East were more important than holding an ally to account, and he stressed the importance of staying in the kingdom’s good graces.
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>>316341
Well this isn't a surprise. The US has just recently sponsored a small coup within the house of Saud
They wouldn't just turn on Prince Mohammed immediately after solidifying his power.

Also I'm surprised /news/ doesn't look into Jamal Khashoggi a bit more.
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>>316419
Yeah le orange man is the only politician ever to bitch out on Saudi Arabia
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>>316426
So Trump is no different then.
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>>316426
Then why even fucking celebrate him or vote for him you brainless fucking faggot. All of you genetic dead-ends voted for him because "HE'S LE OUR GUY XDDD" when anyone with eyes could see he'd keep us in the same Jewish proxy wars and terrorist-funding Saudi arms sales. It must be the blatant corruption that gets your dicks hard, right?
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>>316469
Idk but there is definitely *something* getting my dick hard

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U.S. Second-Quarter Growth Revised Up to 4.2% on Software, Trade
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-29/u-s-second-quarter-growth-revised-up-to-4-2-on-software-trade

Jobless claims drop 5,000 to 210,000 in mid-October, stick near 50-year low
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/jobless-claims-drop-5000-to-210000-in-mid-october-2018-10-18

Black unemployment rate hits new record low in May
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/black-unemployment-rate-hits-new-record-low-in-may

Under Trump, the jobs boom has finally reached blue-collar workers. Will it last?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/09/09/under-trump-jobs-boom-has-finally-reached-blue-collar-workers-will-it-last/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a9325779330b
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Orange man bad
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>>316442
>Black unemployment rate hits new record low in May
It will be interesting to see how this will correlate with the crime rate .
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>>316454

itll still be sky high.
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>>316442
in short? no.
in a long elaborated answer? noooooooooo.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-42748243
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>>316472
No

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‘Government has nukes’: Democrat congressman tells gun owners to disarm, or else

California Congressman with 2020 presidential aspirations Eric Swalwell has confirmed he favored confiscating guns and even had a ‘nuclear’ take on what the government would do if it faced resistance.
In an op-ed published Thursday in USA Today, Swalwell (D-California) proposed a $15 billion buyback program for “assault weapons,” as well as criminal prosecution of anyone who chooses to keep their guns.

“So basically Swalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get,” airborne veteran and gun pundit Joe Biggs commented on Twitter – to which Swalwell replied that the government would win such a war, because it has atomic weapons.

“And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit,” the congressman wrote.

The California congressman isn’t hiding that he is calling for a gun confiscation program modeled after Australia, which in 1996 outlawed long guns and rounded up over 660,000 weapons. Most recent research indicates that American civilians own approximately 393 million guns.

Swalwell, who was just re-elected to a second term representing California’s 15th district, located in the San Francisco Bay area, gained fame as one of the more outspoken Democrat advocates of the “Trump colluded with Russia” conspiracy theory.

https://www.rt.com/usa/444219-swalwell-gun-confiscation-nukes/
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>>316221
>implying anywhere near 2% would fight
>implying they would be a united front instead of shooting up each other because every wacko with a bunker wants to be the new president

>>316334
>le anti-racists are the real racists
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>>316334
>W-W-W-WHITE WOMEN NOT SLEEPING WITH ME IS THE REAL RACISM!
I agree, brother
When will gamers rise up?
bottom text
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>>315865
>idk bro it's just a vibe

neat stuff, guy.
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>>316471
>this level of distrust and paranoia about the motives of your fellow citizen

You should be more concerned about where the power is actually centralized, but predictably, you're not. Cowards always defer to authority and view everyone else that doesn't as a source of instability. I'll be fucked if I'm going to have my rights stripped away because too many cowering beta cucks in this nation.
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>>316471
>>316474
That damage control tho

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The "QAnon" community is falling apart.

Perhaps no conspiracy theory has thrived more readily in the dark corners of the internet since it was first born last October on the infamous troll message board 4chan following President Donald Trump's vague remarks last year at a military dinner that it was the "calm before the storm." An anonymous user claiming to be a high-level government informant and calling himself "Q" after the highest level of security clearance at the Energy Department, began leaving cryptic messages he called "crumbs" which were supposed to be hints as to a wide-scale government operation known as "The Storm" to take down government corruption and the new world order, with Trump at the center. While the messages often had very specific dates, many aspects of them were purposefully vague, allowing believers in "QAnon" to use their imagination and fill in gaps.

In time, a gigantic overarching narrative emerged in which Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller were all working together and planning mass arrests of everyone from Hillary Clinton to liberal financier George Soros to members of Congress, for their role in a massive, world-spanning criminal child sex ring enterprise that has included every former U.S. president — and that people should prepare martial law and orchestrated mass riots to protect those marked for arrest. Q's believers have claimed that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is a CIA plant, that former Democratic staffer Seth Rich was assassinated by MS-13 on the orders of party leadership, and that Republicans intentionally lost the special election for Jeff Sessions' Senate seat in Alabama to build evidence of voter fraud. At its height, QAnon broke into popular culture, with disgraced TV star Roseanne Barr promoting it on Twitter.

https://www.salon.com/2018/11/15/qanons-true-believers-are-devastated-as-the-conspiracy-theory-goes-down-in-flames/
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>>316406
If all your evidence is just some supposed code you worked out and a bunch of posts of retards hyping each other up, then you’re probably not as intelligent as you think you are.
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>>316405
What is a paydo file
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>>316406
>>316413
Friendly reminder that Comet Pizza didn’t even have a basement :^)
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>>316443
Issac newton spent his time trying to decipher code in the bible to uncover the secrets of alchemy.
Smart people can believe in dumb things.
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>>316453
I doubt there are any Qanons who are Nobel laureates

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/16/business/sears-executive-bonuses/index.html
November 16, 2018

Bankrupt Sears wants to give executives $19 million in bonuses

New York (CNN Business)Sears is seeking court approval to pay executives as much as $19 million in quarterly bonuses while the company struggles to restructure in bankruptcy.

Three top executives could get nearly $1 million each if the company goes out of business. If Sears remains in business, they could get nearly $500,000 each for hitting the top performance targets.

Sears filed two different types of bonus plans in bankruptcy court Thursday. The first is for the top 18 "key" executives, who would collectively get as much as $2.1 million per quarter. The bonuses would only be paid in full if Sears reaches its cash-flow targets. Sears Holdings, which includes both Sears and Kmart, has been burning through cash at a rate of about $125 million a month.

A second retention bonus plan was designed to encourage 322 other unnamed executives to stay put during Sears' reorganization. They would collectively get $16.9 million a quarter, which works out to an average of about $52,000 per quarter per executive. No executive could receive more the $150,000 in bonuses for staying with the company during the bankruptcy process.

A judge's approval is needed before the bonuses could be paid. A hearing on the plans is set for December 20.


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>>316352
Different guy here. His core argument was perfectly clear.
These kind of things happen because of capitalism. People who mismanage a company get a reward and people who work get a punishment for their mismanagement. Just like Marx argued that these kinds of, one could say, perverse things, would happen in capitalistic society.
In some other kind of society people who mismanage would get the punishment themselves, maybe get fired or a pay cut. At least not get rewarded like in capitalism.
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>>316362
Executive is the head boss. They can enact policies throughout a company and fire people under them for not doing their job well enough. The executive is also usually the one who gets blamed when a company does badly
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>>314924
This is why I hate economics as it is taught now. Make up something designed to attribute value to useless people or services. Repeat it enough until it is considered a "rule" of economics. Everyone accepts it as true.

I'd love to know what these fucks do all day at Sears HQ that warrants paying them this much on a good day, let alone as the company declares bankruptcy.
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>>316362
>What does an executive even do?
Get most of the profits.
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>>316362
Watch American Psycho if you want some insight

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>Hasbro’s new “Monopoly for Millennials” isn’t winning too many fans in the age group it was meant to entertain.

>The new game, announced earlier this week, is full of millennial stereotypes that seem to have struck a nerve with the demographic.

>On the cover of the game, Mr. Monopoly is wearing a medal, presumably from that half marathon he ran, holding a coffee, wearing headphones and snapping a selfie.

>“Forget real estate. You can’t afford it, anyway,” reads the cover of the game.

>That one stings, according to some millennials who took to — where else — Twitter to voice their irritation over “the most condescending game ever.”

The irony of this reaction is that it proves the point that most millennials are petulant, spoiled children.
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>>314501
>snowflake discusses the snowflake problem
>it’s pejorative and hence unhelpful
The irony
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>>314439
>Draw a chance card
>"student loan payment due - pay $2000"
>"pine after no gf - lose a turn"
>"female coworker takes offense to your joke yesterday - go to jail"
Maybe my parents would finally understand
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Sounds fun tbh, fuck the vermin who are trying to find reasons to whine.
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>>315881
scientifically speaking, positive reinforcement is still more effective in changing behavior. sparing the rod is not what caused this. it was being sheltered from failure
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>>314459
>e cover of the game, Mr. Monopoly is wearing a medal, presumably from that half marathon he ran, holding a coffee, weari

you forgot rapist, drug dealer and welfare recipient...

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The New York Times Releases “Angry Uncle Bot” To Help People Who Can’t Think For Themselves Have Conversations With Family Members During Thanksgiving…

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/18/opinion/thanksgiving-family-argue-chat-bot.html
literally programming an NPC to program NPCs
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>news board
>post gay NYT opinion piece
Sage and report it
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>>316461
It's called advice bro. Thinking for yourself would involve reading what he has to say and then, try to stay with me here, I know it's hard for conservatives to grasp, consider what he has to say for yourself and decide whether it's valid or not. This is actually what you should do with everything believe it or not. Try that next time instead of having an emotional reaction to something because you have been programmed to have that reaction and reacting in the way you have been programmed to react to it.
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>>316473
That's quite an emotional reaction

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>Girls in Flen, Sweden. The town has welcomed so many asylum-seekers in recent years that they now make up about a quarter of its population.
>Swedish lawmakers are set to vote on a proposed crackdown on child marriage next week — a move echoing measures taken by a host of countries in the wake of Europe's refugee crisis.
>A current ban on marriages for people under 18 would be extended, if the bill is approved, to invalidate such unions of foreigners carried out abroad. Couples who wish to stay together will have to wait until 18 to remarry.
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>>316192
Can you not read? It would void underage marriage for immigrants and refugees, not allow it.
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>>316188
>Child marriage
Why are they just getting around to joining the Western World?
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Honestly surprised they didn't make an exemption for the refugees
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>>316188
>White people are degenerates as well
Colour me surprise
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>>316188
Why are they just now cracking down on this?

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/18/portland-antifa-clash-himtoo-rally/

Things got heated in Portland on Saturday as leftist Antifa groups clashed with police and #HimToo rally participants.

The #HimToo rally, organized by Portland resident Haley Adams as a way to highlight false accusations against men in light of the #MeToo movement, was reportedly attended by around 40 people, including some affiliated with the right-wing Patriot Prayer group.

“Men too can be abused, Men too can be lied about, Men too have the right to a fair trial,” the group wrote on its Facebook event page.

http://www.reflector.com/Letters/2018/11/21/Israel-exerts-too-much-influence.html

The current governmental regime of Israel exercises entirely too much influence on American foreign policy. Yup. The oft-touted “current wave of antisemitism” in America is indicative of the fact that perspicacious folks in America recognize that the best interests of America do not always lie with the interests of the current Israeli government. Nope.

An excellent example of this phenomenon comprises the scandal surrounding the murder of an American-resident journalist by the government of Saudi Arabia. Israel and Saudi Arabia are buddy-buddy these days in an attempt to counteract the influence of the Shia government of Iran (and Iran’s Russian allies) pertaining to situations in the Middle East. So our American government is acting in lock-step with Israel and Saudi Arabia in an attempted cover up of the murder. Yikes!

If America wants to keep its leadership role in world affairs, we must speak and act morally and ethically and legally. Doh! For us to participate in a cover up of a murder of an American-resident journalist is to further denigrate our credibility worldwide. We must get back to what the late John McCain called “regular order.” We must do the right thing even if it is inconvenient — and even if the right thing differs from what the current government of Israel wants us to do. Otherwise we will be viewed as a tail-wagging-the-dog country not deserving of international respect. That’s not the America I grew up in and volunteered to fight for.
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>>316403
No, the man speaks facts.
America MUST regain its position
America MUST be the moral police
America MUST be independent from Israeli interference.
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>>316434
...in other words, an opinion piece
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Leftist Jews are not the same as Zionists
Most of the rising ant semitism has been directed at the former.
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>>316459
>Leftist Jews are not the same as Zionists
lmao sure
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>>316459
No, I dislike both. The leftist Jews because they are leftist and the Zionists because they destabilize the world and attempt to control our govt

No matter how clear something is, it helps to hear it from the horse's mouth. The President of the United States, who once said on national television he was considering "the Russia thing" when he fired FBI Director James Comey, was happy to oblige in a typically freewheeling interview with The Daily Caller. As first flagged by journalist Brian Beutler, Trump seized on a softball question to spill the beans on Whitaker's appointment.

THE DAILY CALLER: Sure. Could you tell us where your thinking is currently on the attorney general position? I know you’re happy with Matthew Whitaker, do you have any names? Chris Christie —
POTUS: Matthew Whitaker is a very respected man. He’s — and he’s, very importantly, he’s respected within DOJ. I heard he got a very good decision, I haven’t seen it. Kellyanne, did I hear that?
WHITE HOUSE ADVISER KELLYANNE CONWAY: 20 pages.
POTUS: A 20 page?
THE DAILY CALLER: It just came out right before this, sir.
POTUS: Well, I heard it was a very strong opinion. Uh, which is good. But [Whitaker] is just somebody who’s very respected.
I knew him only as he pertained, you know, as he was with Jeff Sessions. And, um, you know, look, as far as I’m concerned this is an investigation that should have never been brought. It should have never been had.
It’s something that should have never been brought. It’s an illegal investigation. And you know, it’s very interesting because when you talk about not Senate confirmed, well, Mueller’s not Senate confirmed.
THE DAILY CALLER: Right.

Oh, and by the way: Trump's claim he only knows Whitaker through Sessions is a blatant lie. And not just because Trump's chief of staff said Whitaker was their "eyes and ears." Here's Trump on October 11, 2018—a month ago:

"I can tell you Matt Whitaker's a great guy," President Trump said in a Fox News interview. "I know Matt Whitaker."

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>>316301
The officials that lied about Iraq still would have lied about Iraq with a crazy dictator at the helm. Democracy allows for the worst officials and politicians to be replaced without the entire government collapsing.
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>>316330
hopefully it doesn't exist in a false vacuum
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>>316358
Not really related to this discussion, but have you noticed how they've started trying to demonize the word democracy because it sounds like "Democrat"? The new thing to say is "We're not a democracy, we're a republic" (because republic sounds like Republican). It's pretty creepy.
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>>313812
Based
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>>316378
The argument isn't really new but after the 2016 election it became fashionable to bring it up again because of the Electoral College. The ironic thing is that the EC was arguably intended to prevent people like Trump from being elected President. The Electors were supposed to be political experts who would know better than the people who should be elected. It would have been perfectly legal for the Electors to choose Hillary instead and then Democrats could use the argument "we're a republic not a democracy" back. But personally I find the EC to be a dumb solution in search of a problem. Having a non-Democratic institution decide Democratic elections is really fucking stupid in my opinion.

Holy Shit

>A man accused of threatening to blow up Willie’s Chicken Shack Tuesday night (Nov. 13) claimed to police when confronted about the allegation that his words were merely a reference to a bowel movement, the man’s warrant states.

>Arthur Posey, 30, was booked on charges in connection to a bomb threat after his story was not corroborated with the restaurant’s employees, New Orleans police wrote in the warrant. Shortly after police were made aware of the bomb threat at the Canal Street restaurant, an officer confronted Posey inside a business in the next block, where the officer saw Posey enter.

>Posey claimed to the officer he told a male employee he was going to “’blow the bathroom up,’ in reference to a bowel movement,” the warrant states. However, police say a Willie’s Chicken Shack employee told officers “Mr. Posey never told him anything about a bathroom.”

>Posey faces two counts of communicating of false information of planned arson. Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell on Wednesday appointed the Orleans Public Defender’s Office to represent Posey. He scheduled a mental competency hearing for Nov. 29 in the case.

https://www.nola.com/crime/2018/11/warrant-man-accused-of-bomb-threat-told-nopd-he-was-referring-to-bowel-movement.html
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>>315619
What kind of shitty manager doesn't know when the restaurant closes? I would have threatened her too.
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That seems shady. If I read that correctly, the manager of the restaurant said she didn't know what time they closed.
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How have people never heard "I bleed that bathroom up" after someone left the bathroom and took a shit?
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>>316387
If you're bleeding after leaving the bathroom, you need to see a physician.
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>>316298
>>316364
Its a fairly common practice in the food industry to have your employees lie about operation hours if they don't feel comfortable with the person asking ( shady people).
It happens even more so in "bad neighborhoods". Similar practices are in place when asking about employees on shift or working at the restaurant in the general. But that's a more obvious one.

I manage a restaraunt in a shitty part of town and almost all of my female employees at some point or another confront me on what to do when a creep asks about when they get off for work or something along those lines.
But I also don't know if the guy had bad history at that place so I may be projecting a little.

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I mean, to some extent we had to be brutish back then, as the world was rough, but the Neanderthals certainly weren't apelike anymore than modern humans.
Neanderthals, who were a different species or maybe an unusual subspecies of Homo sapien, were fully human and their DNA mixed with ours and other groups. If we are to call them "savage apes" then we are really calling ourselves that, and there's a lot of good in the world.
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>>314783
only uneducated idiots think neanderthals were savage apes.
They were the first line of Homo's to practice medicine and care for their injured, we would see individuals with broken arms or legs that would be cared for years and have their injuries set until dying of other causes, which we never saw in other forms of Homo's
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>>316290

>tfw you invent both medicine and AIDS
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>>314822
haha yea orange man bad
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>>316436
lmao well memed friend.
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>>316247
No, they were not. That's not how taxonomy works. They were the same genus (homo), that's it. Some consider them possible subspecies of archaic humans, but it's not (yet) really "provable" one way or the other.

Denisovans and neanderthals were more closely related to each other (Denisovans probably being a bottle-necked branch of Asian neanderthals).

>>316249
>>316143
The ancestors of (East) Asians DID intermix with neanderthals, and then also later Denisovans. Check the literature, it's there in plain print.

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>>316429
Progressive!
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>This has never been known or brought up in the last 73 years.
>suddenly discovered as soon as faggots cutting their dicks off, wearing dresses and calling themselves women becomes trendy.

trash
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What is that face conveying?
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>>316444
Wasnt it known for a long time that the SA were full of homosexuals?




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