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The USA Political Thread

Located in The Break Room, started by lennco, Jul 20, 2012

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Who is to Blame for the Troubled US Economy?

  1. Both Parties

    227 votes
    45.1%
  2. Neither Party

    47 votes
    9.3%
  3. Democrats

    101 votes
    20.1%
  4. Republicans

    128 votes
    25.4%
Total: 503 vote(s)
  1. Cannuck

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    That's already 3 years into his term and the window of opportunity to get a handle on the virus...but obviously he had everything under control :oops:
     
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    I would like to meet a conservative that still trusts mainstream media:)
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    SIG-A5752-25MG_main-1.jpg

    Looking at this simple molecular structure would make you think it can be cheaply synthesized, no idea what makes it so expensive. For comparison:
    1 gram gold bar: $55 https://www.goldgrambars.com/
    1 gram cocaine: $25 - $200 https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/how-much-do-drugs-cost/
    1 gram A5752: $1350 - $2600 for 250mg vial
     
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    The height of Hypocrisy!!!!
     
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    America's water crisis

    • 3% of the earth's water is fresh.
    • 2.5% of the earth's fresh water is unavailable: locked up in glaciers, polar ice caps, atmosphere, and soil; highly polluted; or lies too far under the earth's surface to be extracted at an affordable cost.
    • 0.5% of the earth's water is available fresh water.
    • If the world's water supply were only 100 liters (26 gallons), our usable water supply of fresh water would be only about 0.003 liter (one-half teaspoon).

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/americas-water-crisis
     
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    Yeah, well in fairness that is not their decision. I am pretty sure that the TSA and government agencies require it. LOL.

    Pretty stupid comparison.

    A better comparison is how the GOP wants more information on you when you are voting, than when you are buying a gun. They block universal background checks despite overwhelming support.

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    This thread really shows how the brain rot spreads so easily in the GOP. It is like an endless wave of bullshit - lies, misinformation, misleading quotes, stupid analogies, stupid memes, etc.

    Like minded people, who openly reject science, education, and reality itself.

    As Steve Bannon so eloquently put it, “Flood the zone with shit". It is impossible to keep up with it.

    It's cool though. The amount of die hard reality deniers are starting to decline.

    The outright rejection of reality when it comes to COVID and rejecting the vaccine and safety measures will just expedite the process.

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    California is on the brink of drought – again. Is it ready?

    “It’s not just that we’re anticipating a dry year, it’s that this is our second extremely dry year, in a row,” said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California Los Angeles and the Nature Conservancy. California – along with much of the US west – is parched, Swain added, and should brace for water cuts and arid conditions that could trigger more destructive wildfires.

    The current drought, and the previous one, are characterized by not just low precipitation – but also hotter weather, said Swain of UCLA. Not only drier, but also hotter conditions have primed the landscape to kindle more destructive blazes. “Extreme, intense fires are the exclamation points at the end of long-term droughts,” he said.

    Last year, which saw the state’s worst wildfire season on record, left 31 people dead, and burned up more than 10,000 buildings. In regions devastated by recent megafires, toxic fallout from the flames has also tainted limited drinking water supplies.

    “This year is likely to bring more big burns,” Swain said. “There isn’t really any sign of relief on the horizon.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...-is-on-the-brink-of-drought-again-is-it-ready

    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-benzene-poisoning-paradise-20190418-story.html
     
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    Smear jobs projecting their delusions. Some of us here value diversity of thought and information that doesn't originate from mainstream media brainwashing.

    No one denies science, education, and reality, go back and stick to the hive mind if you got a problem with people thinking for themselves and arriving at different conclusions.
    Rabid leftists are always trying to dictate how someone should behave, vote, and believe.
    False dichotomies are just as irritating as the regressing leftist minds that keep spawning them.

    But I would like to thank leftist authoritarian shills for calling conservatives out, that only means we are still thinking for ourselves and are not programmed:)


    'conspiracy theorist' = anyone who does research
    'anti-science' = questioning the mainstream narrative
    'anti-vaxxer' = anyone who has questions or concerns around this vaccine
    'killing grandma' = opposing lockdowns, mask mandates, or house arrests
    Especially since dem governors like Cuomo, Whitmer, and Newsom killed more grandmas with their nursing home policies than any maskless person.
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    Pretty much an inverse IQ test these days.

    Yep.
     
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    “Since the end of World War II, there have been 248 armed conflicts in 153 locations around the world. The United States launched 201 overseas military operations between the end of World War II and 2001, and since then, others, including Afghanistan and Iraq."

    That's just awful. Only 80% of the wars in the world involve the USA? That's barely a B grade. Surely they can do better. A good thing Biden is in, he can up that score. War is good!
     
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    Biden says Trump’s May 1 deadline to pull US troops from Afghanistan will be ‘tough’ to meet


    In exchange for the U.S. troop withdrawal, the Taliban was expected to commit to reducing violence in the country, cutting off ties with terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, and meeting with the Afghan government for intra-Afghan peace negotiations. While violence against U.S. troops in the country has ceased, Taliban forces have continued to attacks on the Afghan government and peace negotiations between the two sides have seen delays and disagreements.

    Efforts to wind down the U.S. presence in Afghanistan have also been complicated by political roadblocks. A provision in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), requires the Pentagon to study the potential security risks of reducing U.S. forces in Afghanistan below 4,000 and again below 2,000, before the president can authorize troop reductions below those levels.

    In his final days in office, Trump moved to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan to 2,500, a figure military officials said had been reached on Jan.15. U.S., European and Afghan officials who spoke with the New York Times this week, said there are about 1,000 more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than previously reported, putting the true number of U.S. troops in the country is actually about 3,500.

    https://americanmilitarynews.com/20...roops-from-afghanistan-will-be-tough-to-meet/


    Weapons biz bankrolls experts pushing to extend Afghan War


    The Afghanistan Study Group did consult with experts who supported the May 1 pullout or had concerns about what an extension might entail.

    “The group of senior advisers was a pretty diverse group of people with really deep expertise on Afghanistan and the various functional areas that would be of importance to think about in the future of Afghanistan,” said Schroden. “They really did a good job of bringing together a group of senior advisers who could speak to all of the issues and do so from a U.S-interests perspective.”

    But Schroden took issue with the group’s ultimate conclusions, noting, “The major issue is that the report overestimates the amount of leverage the U.S. actually has, especially when it comes to things like countering corruption in Afghanistan and getting the Taliban to, in some ways, bend to U.S. desires within the structures of the US-Taliban agreement.”

    “If you take a view that the U.S. has less leverage than the report assumes, then I think you find yourself in a place of concluding that a unilateral extension of presence, as the report recommends, will likely result in the Taliban walking away from the peace process.”

    “The Taliban have been very clear that if U.S. troops aren’t gone by May they will view it as an abrogation of the deal,” said Schroden. “The only way an extension would work is if the U.S. negotiates an extension with the Taliban, which might require additional concessions from the U.S.”


    https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2...nkrolls-experts-pushing-to-extend-afghan-war/



    Once they finally pull out, maybe Biden will copy a Bush move and drop them off in Iraq on the way back :sneaky:
     
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    You have to justify the bloated military budget somehow. What is the point of spending all that money and not being involved in conflicts?

    Sure you could trim the military budget and address pressing needs like healthcare, but nah.

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    You're a revisionist.
     
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    Blue-anon bullshit.
    When was the last time you had to have a FBI background check to vote Brad???

    1) You can't buy a gun at a gun show, on the Internet or from a dealer without a background check.

    2) You can't give, lend or sell a gun to a private party if they are ineligible to own a gun.

    3) You can let your Brother/ friend borrow / buy a gun without a background check if you know they are not ineligible to own one.

    More people die from fist fights or stabbing then by guns. If you believe criminals are getting guns by "borrowing" them, you are a fool.
     
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    Chyna

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