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Starmaker
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Update on the ritual murder situation:

one of the prominent Russian newspapers published an opinion piece in which the Jewish author, a celebrated journo and Putin propagandist, quotes some historical Jewish-ritual-murder propaganda, describes what happened to its authors (got hanged at the Hague) and concludes with "perhaps we haven't hanged enough of them". So Putin's backpedaling hard.
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RobbyPants
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This is both US and non-US, but the fallout will be felt outside of the US. Trump officially said the US will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and begin the process of moving the US embassy. Trump does not appear concerned about potentially derailing the peace efforts between Israel and Palestine.

That being said, I've never understood what the benefit of this is to Trump, unless it's just more anti-Islam rhetoric.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

There are a lot of Christians that believe they should do what they can to bring on the end of the world (second coming of Christ). A lot of them believe that starting a war between Israelis and Arabs is the way to make it happen. This is a concession to the religious right that want to hasten the end times.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Is he going to stop hinting at a war with NK now? Only one at a time, right?
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RobbyPants
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

deaddmwalking wrote:
There are a lot of Christians that believe they should do what they can to bring on the end of the world (second coming of Christ). A lot of them believe that starting a war between Israelis and Arabs is the way to make it happen. This is a concession to the religious right that want to hasten the end times.
I wish these assholes would leave us out of their procrastinating death cult.
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Ancient History
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/434gqw/i-made-my-shed-the-top-rated-restaurant-on-tripadvisor
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

RobbyPants wrote:
This is both US and non-US, but the fallout will be felt outside of the US. Trump officially said the US will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and begin the process of moving the US embassy. Trump does not appear concerned about potentially derailing the peace efforts between Israel and Palestine.

That being said, I've never understood what the benefit of this is to Trump, unless it's just more anti-Islam rhetoric.

I'm honestly thinking money or business deals. The anti-Islam rhetoric was vaguely absent, which made the 'why?' all the more demanding.

The discussion around it is blathering a lot about campaign promises and 'America First,' but this does shit for America beyond threatening Americans abroad, and most of the ignorant fucks that supported Trump don't give two shits about Israel (and more than a few are staunchly anti-semite anyway). So the only logical conclusion is he somehow personally benefits.
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...You Lost Me
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

That shed articles reminds me of a similar fake-business thing that happened in 2015: https://splinternews.com/i-created-a-fake-business-and-bought-it-an-amazing-onli-1793850918
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Ah, Japan:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42275875

Apparently some folks were feeling traditional and decided to basically re-enact a plot from a Edo era murder story. except for real. It's got it all: roadside ambush, the driver stumbling off wounded, inheritance at stake, even murder-suicide when the plans go awry (though since it is Japan, the suicide may have been planned).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

In other news:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42510868
Germany starts enforcing hate speech law

First to get a twitter ban is a right wing politician.
Second is a left wing satire magazine.
And suddenly, all of the press is in an outrage over a law everybody was screaming about being needed to deal with online hatespeech . .
Because no, of course it would never apply to them and theirs on that side of the political spectrum, right?
Fucking moronic [EDITED].
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nockermensch
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Stahlseele wrote:
In other news:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42510868
Germany starts enforcing hate speech law

First to get a twitter ban is a right wing politician.
Second is a left wing satire magazine.
And suddenly, all of the press is in an outrage over a law everybody was screaming about being needed to deal with online hatespeech . .
Because no, of course it would never apply to them and theirs on that side of the political spectrum, right?
Fucking moronic [EDITED].

NEXT: The Onion banned from Germany for libel
https://politics.theonion.com/paul-ryan-slits-auto-mechanic-s-throat-to-kick-off-gop-1821475569
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/05/africa/preserving-heritage-african-sites-3-d/index.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/12/16882378/japan-jpop-band-virtual-currency-girls-kasotsuka-shojo-cryptocurrency
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Looking at the name there, I assumed it was going to be a cryptocurrency based on J-pop idols. And that is possibly a crypto that would have staying power. Simply because some of them have insane fans that will force a high value, even at actual cost to themselves. (See: AKB48, where people buy crate-loads of CDs and throw them out, just to improve chances of getting to meet them and shake their hand.)

Actually, had I more technical competency and fewer scruples I'd be setting AKB48coin up right now as a short-term investment to sell off as soon as it starts getting value, touting "the value just keeps rising because of the magic of insane fan power".
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