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Elephants and Jackasses...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nettdata, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. downndirty

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    Why do you say that about NK & SK?

    I can't think of a country further from a thriving economy than NK. And if reunification happens, much of it will be financed through SK, which the younger generation simply doesn't want to do. China, who is shaping up to be the actual power in the region, doesn't want another US allied state on it's borders, and prefers the status quo. The NK regime is on thin ice and the world knows it. The nukes are the one thing that Kim knows will ensure his hold on power continues. Every other regime despised by the west that lost their throne simply didn't have WMD's.

    Russia is confronting a massive demographic crisis, as well as numerous crises of public health. The rates of alcoholism, birth rates and suicide rates are pretty dramatic. Economically and politically, Russia (and Putin's) interest is in enriching the oligarchs that have been running shit since the 80's. The sanctions are the single biggest obstacle to that, and they will literally spend billions to lift them. You may have a point that Russian interests can liberally mine and export raw materials from NK if the politics allow for it, but that's kind of a long shot. Russia has been interfering with things for the past few years, but they have never really been on the sidelines. They are just succeeding....
     
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    Bye Bye Rex Tillerson.
     
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    “Steve walk warily down the street,
    with his brim pulled way down low...”
     
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    The White House: We're going to have a historic summit with North Korea on massively short notice
    Also The White House: I cannot see any need for an Ambassador to South Korea, nor even a Secretary of State at this time
     
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    Have to give them credit. No one has asked about Trump’s tax returns in a while.
     
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    Your country is their Nintendo controller.

    Not like my land hasn’t been shitting the bed as well. Trudeau seems to be on a perpetual gaffe bender as of late, and Doug “World’s Biggest Asshole” Ford is the leader of Ontario’s Conservatives. I’ll be voting Orange this spring, thanks.
     
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    Say what you want about Ford, but the guy does a pretty good job at running shit. Sure, he may be an asshole, but compared to Wynne and the other fucktards that are too afraid to hurt anyone's feelings and are fucking up the economy as a result, I prefer him hands down. Case in point, what do you think we'll be paying for hydro in 10 years here in Ontario? "People are complaining now, so let's push any loan payments back 10 years, making them larger and more onerous, but well past my election period".
     
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    Reading through this document is pretty unbelievable. There is a lot of unfounded supposition - for instance:
    • Deutsche Bank was fined for laundering Russian money; Donald Trump does business with Deutsche, so now we need to know whether or not Trump and Russia were laundering money together.
    • They claim that Wikileaks got Clinton's hacked data (I thought Podesta was phished?) from Russia, yet Assange has stated explicitly that wasn't the case.......which organization has a better record of telling the truth? I don't recall Wikileaks having to do too many retractions whereas I can recall fighting a whole war in Iraq based on a lie.
    With that said, I can't help but mentally juxtapose all we know about Clinton - The Clinton Global Initiative, homebrew servers, Million dollars in cash being given as gifts to Bill by Emirs of State, the Panama Papers, etc, etc and wonder; would these same people be as strident with their interpretation of law and have such zeal for investigating every nook and cranny? With the media, it's different, I know how they roll:

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    Moved to correct thread -

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-...that-includes-death-penalty-for-drug-dealers/

    How neato is this?

    Bolstering the failed war on drugs in a useless manner. Maybe if you created a policy to go after the doctors, pharmaceutical reps and pharmaceutical manufacturers.....you know, the actual drug dealers then you may affect some positive change here. We're Americans after all though; we always get it right, after we have exhausted all other options first.
     
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    It says the plan will include language urging prosecuters to seek the death penalty. Key part right there.

    1) It's still a plan. Not yet finalized.

    2) It'll urge the prosecuters, not mandate them. Of course they can be urged all they want, but death penalty cases are more expensive than even life in prison, almost prohibitively so for the prosecuters. Never mind that the prosecuters can allow their own morals to enter the equation, and they happen to decide not to seek the death penalty, because, duh. Not every trial lawyer voted for trump and it's logical that some might seek this opportunity as a chance to make a political statement.

    3) Even if the prosecuters seek the death penalty, doesn't mean a judge or jury will grant it.

    This is just political grandstanding by trump. A lot of noise for nothing.
     
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    Don’t forget the bartenders: the busiest drug dealers of them all.

    People love to do mental gymnastics when defining what “drugs” are, especially when a financial agenda is thrown into the mix.
     
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    Trump wants to encourage prosecutors to seek the death penalty in cases that are constitutionally prohibited from being considered for the death penalty. Truly a plan to solve the problem.
     
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    It’s odd pandering since the Jeff Sessions demographic is next non existent these days.
     
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    Spousal immunity doesn’t apply if you’re divorced.... just saying.