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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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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?

>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.
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.
So deep. Everything is equally bad. So deep.
This article is bullshit. Like to Fox news, which links to Washington times, which has NO link to the taped. Just click bait ads. Look for yourselves

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.

Kushner is being investigated because of his meetings in December and other possible interactions with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, the Post reported, citing people familiar with the investigation.

Kushner is the only current White House official known to be considered a key person in the probe, the newspaper reported.


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>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".


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>It's going to be a fucking nightmare.

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?
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.
Idk if moving from Afghanistan, Iran, and Africa to Italy, France, and the Netherlands is the best strategy lol
>Sea level rise is projected to displace up to 700 million people by the end of the century.

They have been saying this for decades though. Lots of documentaries were made in the 20th century about how several cities would be underwater after 2000, Al Gore made all these claims, most of it hasn't panned out.

>1969, Lubos Moti, Czech physicist: “It is now pretty clearly agreed that CO2 content [in the atmosphere] will rise 25% by 2000. This could increase the average temperature near the earth’s surface by 7 degrees Fahrenheit. This in turn could raise the level of the sea by 10 feet. Goodbye New York. Goodbye Washington, for that matter.”

>Michael Oppenheimer, 1990, The Environmental Defense Fund: “By 1995, the greenhouse effect will be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots…”(By 1996) The Platte River of Nebraska will be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers…The Mexican police will round up illegal American migrants surging into Mexico.”

>June 30, 1989, AP: U.N. OFFICIAL PREDICTS DISASTER–entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ‘eco-refugees,’ threatening political chaos,” said Brown, director of the U.N. Environment Program. He added that governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect.
I don't doubt you can cherrypick quotes relating to extreme predictions and not all predictions, whether conservative or extreme, will pan out exactly as predicted by specific individuals.

But that's not how sensible societies grant credence to warnings. We go by evidence and expert consensus. And the overwhelming preponderance of evidence across multiple domains of science suggests our planet will experience catastrophic warming over time.

And many predictions that have been made have come to fruition, including sea-level rise, permafrost melting, mass coral bleaching, and rapid increase in heat trapped by our oceans and even our atmosphere.


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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>proteins in electrons
What did he mean by this?
Phage is a bacterial virus, not a bacteria.
True. Phage means "to devour", but there's probably a better term I'm not aware of.
This is a good idea anon! Desalination is the future and figuring out the most efficient way of producing potable water should be humanity's number one priority.
Decreasing population growth should be mankind's number one priority.


>Poverty is largely “a state of mind”, housing secretary Ben Carson has claimed, dismaying observers who had modest hopes for his tenure.

>Carson, the neurosurgeon who heads the agency charged with helping low-income Americans gain access to affordable housing, told Sirius XM radio: “You take somebody who has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there.”

>He went on: “And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way back down to the bottom.”

>Poverty and homelessness experts were quick to condemn the remarks.

>“Every time he says something like this it suggests to me that the mindset of the secretary is just completely out of line with the mission of he department that he’s been selected to run,” Fred Karnas, a senior housing and urban development (HUD) official in the Clinton and Obama administrations, told the Guardian.

>Karnas said he had had felt “cautious optimism” when Carson was confirmed – former colleagues of his had met Carson to discuss redressing housing discrimination, and expected pushback, but the conversations went well. But he said he was “appalled” by Carson’s latest remarks. The real roots of poverty, Karnas said, “are related to access to employment, access to quality education, obviously racism”.

>This disappointment in Carson was echoed by Diane Yentel, head of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. After Carson’s confirmation hearing in January, Yentel said the new housing secretary had “clearly taken the time to begin to understand and come to appreciate the importance of HUD’s programs”. In response to his comments yesterday, however, she criticized his “tired & offensive cliches” in a tweet.
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>You take somebody who has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there.”
>He went on: “And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way back down to the bottom.”

Well no fucking shit there Sherlock. How would someone, who can't manage finances because of mental instability, keep money when they never knew how to in the first place? And as the person who lost everything knows how to earn and keep money. How are people offended by this mind boggling revelation?! More and more I think I am no longer left or liberal, what has happened to me?

>The real roots of poverty, Karnas said, “are related to access to employment, access to quality education, obviously racism”.
Someone who doesn't know what they are talking about is a HUD coordinator? Fucking great.
Poverty is more like a disease of the mind. When you grow up broke, you learn how to only live as a dumbass project kid from all the adults in your life living from paycheck to paycheck, along with all the shitty coping behaviors you see around you to deal with the shitty life of being poor. That shit never leaves you. Some people are gifted enough to be able to unlearn all that behavior, and others are fortunate enough to get some better role-models, but growing up poor warps your entire spectrum of behaviors and perceptions about the world.
That's not something liberals say, that's something Disney movies say. I know it can be hard to differentiate the idealism of liberals from the idealism of children's television, but they are, in fact, two different things.


>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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Because they like to push the buttons of liberals this will never happened but if stop responding to them they will seek amusement elsewhere. /news/ is too big of a lolcow for that though
Well, even guys like Jordan Belfort or Bernie Madoff are admired by people. Success is intoxicating to people, no matter how it is earned.

Last time they were ignored, they transformed /new/ into /pol/.
They came to shut down /news/ at the risk of a /pol/ reform.
Because of bribes and politicians wish they were rich
>Well, even guys like Jordan Belfort or Bernie Madoff are admired by people.
So does Hitler, and the Slave owners, and the Oligarchs that slaughter innocents for their own amusement.


>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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Aren't south american countries more religious than the U.S.? It would seem so... I'm not sure in what way you think the U.S. would be more like south america.
>Aren't south american countries more religious
Religion in general is garbage. American christians are the exception.

>I'm not sure in what way you think the U.S. would be more like south america.
Are you American? You know that part of town where everything is in spanish and there's garbage on the ground? It would be more like that.
I really don't think using english and not littering are closely tied to religion.
South America is more Christianized than any country on this planet tho

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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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>private police forces, slavery, and indentured servants
All the result of corrupt government. Corporations can only abuse people with the aud of the government.
The confederacy was founded by slave owning oligarchs who have a stranglehold on the state politicians.

State rights is just propaganda and nothing more.

Source or it didnt happen.
Ah, my close associate, the burden of providing the evidences to support the case you are of making is upon you, not him.
Haha, is true! To be of proving you must showing evidence does not exist. Or it could be out there, no? Czechmate!


>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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>I want to support whatever is going to help kids get a good(most importantly), and hopefully fair public education.
I would also add another goal should be an education free of ideological bias insofar as possible.
Data shows otherwise, like literally hundreds of empirical studies show that school choice is phenomenally better than districts -





Haha, to me that falls under "good." Esperanto as first language in schools when
Whatever, commie. Fuck your implications.
Haven't their stock prices almost doubled since this time last year?


>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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>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/.


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.
One guy kills little girls at a concert and the media will write an article about how his friend pack raped a teenager.

Fucking media.

And what does that have to do with what's happening now? His friend is serving time for the crime he committed. This is clickbait.
This isn't clickbait it's related to the bomber, people wana find out why this keeps happening they're both from the same community and they both committed horrific crimes.

How is this not relevant?
Just seemed racist to my feelings :(


Multiple "explosions" heard at Manchester stadium at an Ariana Grande concert, injuries reported
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> can’t address the points being made?
> losing the debate?
> just screech "/pol/" and try to derail the thread!

are you deliberately stupid or?

let me explain this so you can understand...

you're not debating me...i'm not debating you...there is no debate...clear?

no one here is, you're literally talking to yourself.


you tell me i'm losing the argument??
what argument?

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Pls, the British call every one from Turkey to Japan 'Asian'.
These posts were a mistake
Is it /pol/ policy to just make shit up and then completely believe said shit?

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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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News that's untrue?
inb4 the rise of state news
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.
Well that shit didn't translate well at all.
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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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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For all their patriotism, the right sure loves recycling circa 1930s Germanic language.
White nationalists aren't patriotic....
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.
>pure children
God forbid those inbred fucks could ever take advantage of a destabilized US to attempt something so awful.
not him, but why would you confirm somebody for being a shill when they agreed with you and proved your point?




>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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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?
What the fuck are you talking about.

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

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