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6 hours ago, hijexx said:

This is a new mutation of the Juggalo

juggalos seem less dangerous

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That's an old one, but yeah. Intense shit.

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2 hours ago, ignatius said:

this right here.. holy shit

 

incredible. those two make a very effective team, i mean how fast they communicated the distraction and the attack on the armed robber. then just give the shotgun to the shop owner like "here buddy, deal with it."
that shop owner sure had his nerves tested there

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Consensus on the twitter comments seem to be that it was staged, but I can't tell how that conclusion was reached (other than it looks to good to be true).

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On 1/7/2021 at 12:57 PM, hijexx said:

This is a new mutation of the Juggalo

Juggalos are anti-racist.

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On 12/31/2020 at 10:48 AM, marf said:

People in other countries. Does your government's paper work ask you if you are white, black, hispanic, or asian?

Define government paper work? 
Like a drivers license? Voting registration? Tax forms (that would be fucking weird)?


Places like Japan and South Korea, private sector resumes must include a photograph, so they can avoid hiring uglies. 
In Myanmar, they ask ethnicity and religion. If you’re not Buddhist and Bamar, you’re fucked. 
 

In Canada, government paperwork would almost never ask race, except for census related materials, and there are pretty strict privacy laws for Statistics Canada. 

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all paperwork. Also doctors offices. Anytime you are filling out a form anywhere. 

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Trump’s coup attempt of 2020-21, like other failed coup attempts, is a warning for those who care about the rule of law and a lesson for those who do not. His pre-fascism revealed a possibility for American politics. For a coup to work in 2024, the breakers will require something that Trump never quite had: an angry minority, organized for nationwide violence, ready to add intimidation to an election. Four years of amplifying a big lie just might get them this. To claim that the other side stole an election is to promise to steal one yourself. It is also to claim that the other side deserves to be punished.

Informed observers inside and outside government agree that right-wing white supremacism is the greatest terrorist threat to the United States. Gun sales in 2020 hit an astonishing high. History shows that political violence follows when prominent leaders of major political parties openly embrace paranoia.

Our big lie is typically American, wrapped in our odd electoral system, depending upon our particular traditions of racism. Yet our big lie is also structurally fascist, with its extreme mendacity, its conspiratorial thinking, its reversal of perpetrators and victims and its implication that the world is divided into us and them. To keep it going for four years courts terrorism and assassination.

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A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next.

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this is gonna be america for a while. fingers crossed some big positive biden news keeps rolling in day after day to make people forget or not care wtf is up the donald

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11 hours ago, ignatius said:
fingers crossed some big positive biden news keeps rolling in day after day to make people forget or not care wtf is up the donald

yeah man, kinda crazy to think how the societal temperature in this country has been taken down several notches almost overnight after the orange twitter king was dethroned. he was such a toxic ball of ridiculousness in all our lives. I don't know how long this feeling of political peacetime will last...I just hope the kool aid keeps draining outta the duped masses. 

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11 hours ago, ignatius said:

this is gonna be america for a while. fingers crossed some big positive biden news keeps rolling in day after day to make people forget or not care wtf is up the donald

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You forget how much tabloid fodder the Trumps provided New York in the 80s (infidelity, divorce, bankruptcies, fraud, etc) The American media will cover his downfall as vigilantly as his presidency, until he’s dead. Then for decades we’ll hear about one undiscovered abuse or crime after another, similar to Nixon.

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12 hours ago, ignatius said:
this is gonna be america for a while. fingers crossed some big positive biden news keeps rolling in day after day to make people forget or not care wtf is up the donald

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Quite some unhealthy obsession about Moscow over there.
I'm ready for a sustaining stream of Biden gaffes. LMAOd hard already. Reminds me of my father-in-law, now he's not able to follow slightly complex situations any more.

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Yeah, it's easier to blame it all on the evil Russians than to admit that there is something fundamentally and inherently wrong with the US' political system and society as a whole. Russia is a useful enemy stereotype. That being said, Russia's government sux

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I didn't know for sure in what thread to post this but I guess it kind of fits.
Two World Maps in Cartogram form showing population density and GDP density. (based on data from 2016)
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Pretty cool. (or not cool, because of the inequality obviously)

Here's a normal map btw:
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normal map
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