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  1. Nilly

    Girl Dies After Shooting Over Video Game Controller[W169]

    https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/03/18/us/ap-us-sibling-shooting-video-game.html Jesus, what an absolutely tragic story. Yet more evidence to suggest that, actually, your family is less safe with firearms in the house than without. A reminder that guns, (unlike swimming pools), have the...
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    Seaside High teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured

    Seaside High teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students injured Whether you are for against gun control in a wider sense, the idea that putting more guns in an environment makes that environment safer is absolutely moronic. People can carry firearms for their jobs, be well trained in...
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    Chess

    Hi all! Recently got back into chess, and have been playing it online at lichess.org. I'm not very good (it estimates my rating at around 1400 and bullet/blitz even lower) but would love to see if anyone from here is interested in playing. Due to the timing issue of getting two people on at...
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    South East Asia travel tips!

    So in a couple weeks I am jetting off to South-East Asia for three months, I'm going to be backpacking solo through Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia (and potentially a few other places depending on how things go). I will be embarking on the classic liberal millennial hippie activity of...
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    “Hung from a tall tree”: Second Republican calls for lynching critics of white suprem

    https://shareblue.com/hung-from-a-tall-tree-second-republican-calls-for-lynching-critics-of-white-supremacy/ Critics demand Missouri lawmaker resign after saying vandals should be 'hung from a tall tree with a long rope' | Political Fix | stltoday.com Missouri lawmaker posts hope that monument...
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    Should we replace confederate statues with those of slaves?

    There are 1503 monuments in the south dedicated to confederate leaders. Ten US bases named for confederate officers - one that honours the leader of the KKK in Georgia. Why then - if we are so interested in preserving history - do we not have statues abound of black liberation figures? Read...
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    A certain politician warns us about the alt-right

    Transcript: Hillary Clinton's full remarks in Reno, Nevada, I've edited some parts out to keep it relevant to recent events. n.b. this speech was given in August 2016. But like. Her emails tho.
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    What would it take for you to accept that racism still exists in America

    Hi guys! Given the doubling down on the whole "America isn't racist!" rhetoric the day after a bunch of white nationalist nazi's march through America with torches leaving a few dead people in their wake(in 2017!!), I was curious, what would actually change your mind and make you go 'hmmm, you...
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    The Golden Rule

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Evolution of Trust Difficult to explain, but wow this is cool. A very clever take on the above, and reflective on today's media/political environment. Try it out!
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    Are the number of civilian deaths in the ME from western bombings acceptable?

    Firstly, I would like to avoid partisanship in this thread. Civilian deaths in Syria etc have happened under both Republican and Democratic presidents. According to data from https://airwars.org/ an estimated (minimum) of 4,544 civilians have been killed by western led airstrikes in Iraq, Syria...
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    Hobby Lobby fined $3 million over smuggled Iraqi artifacts

    https://apnews.com/c8dfdf8123cf4c839ed7a3ca2ccf7573 Case details can be found herein: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/united-states-files-civil-action-forfeit-thousands-ancient-iraqi-artifacts-imported Note the below, it looks like Hobby Lobby ignored experts warnings that these...
  12. Nilly

    Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

    Ayn Rand's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - The Toast :lol:
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    Trump plans to roll back Obamacare birth control mandate

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/31/15716778/trump-birth-control-regulation The rule only applies to religious and morality-based objections to female contraception. It does not apply to other things a religion may find morally objectionable, like psychiatric drugs, blood...
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    To everyone who thinks the media blow Trumps out of proportion

    Kindly, **** off
  15. Nilly

    Senate Intel panel asks Comey to testify publicly

    So a little while back Comey said he would only testify publicly, looks like the senate intel panel have invited him to do so. Senate Intel panel asks Comey to testify publicly | TheHill...
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    Sessions orders return to tough drug war policies that trigger mandatory minimum sent

    Sessions orders return to tough drug war policies that trigger mandatory minimum sentences - LA Times Derp. How about a mandatory minimum sentencing for lying to congress?? Anyway, let's see just how much more money we can waste on the war on drugs. What's a little surprising to me is that...
  17. Nilly

    Macron Campaign Says It Was Target of ‘Massive’ Hacking Attack

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/world/europe/france-macron-hacking.html Wikileaks have links to some of the leaks. Check their twitter. They say they are not responsible (and that they do not know who is responsible). They have tweeted that it's potentially a prank by 4chan lol (because if...
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    There is no reason to ever build another coal plant in the United States

    https://thinkprogress.org/renewable-cheaper-than-coal-589e43113faf I know many people here won't like the source, so here is a direct link to the report from Lazard (a leading financial advisory and asset management firm) that it quotes. The report is dates Dec 2016...
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    Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

    https://www.vox.com/2017/4/25/15429982/gop-exemption-ahca-amendment Repeat after me: 'Republicans really care about the American people' 'Republicans really care about the American people' 'Republicans really care about the American people'
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    Pence casts tiebreaking Senate procedural vote on funding for abortion providers

    Pence casts tiebreaking Senate procedural vote on funding for abortion providers | TheHill Title X is a federal grant program dedicated to providing family planning & related health services to low-income & uninsured Americans. It does not cover abortions. What Exactly Is Title X Funding? |...
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