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Serious / Re: Global climate change (WAKA: Global warming)
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:41:34 AM »
We're going from the mid-50's the next couple days to teens and 18" of snow in less than 12 hours.

Serious / Re: Democrats win governor in Virginia/New Jersey
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:09:16 PM »
Let the recounts begin.

Serious / Re: Gunmen kills 27, injures 20+ in Texas church
« on: November 06, 2017, 08:24:17 PM »
Criminals don't care about gun laws, they can acquire a weapon illegally easily.

Pedophiles don't care about laws, they can rape a child illegally easily.
Hackers don't care about laws, they can hack a company or government easily.
Theifs don't care about laws, they can steal from someone easily.

Shall I go on?

Criminals don't care about gun laws, they can acquire a weapon illegally easily.
Is there point to making anything illegal though? Cuz criminals will always kill, rape children, sell people, torture people, steal etc etc etc...

Make everything legal cuz criminals will do it anyway?
There are responsible ways to own firearms, not as many for raping children.

And why don't we ensure that people seeking a firearm be taught those responsible ownership practices?

Serious / Re: Manafort and Gates charged with conspiracy against the US
« on: October 31, 2017, 01:15:24 PM »
I don't really understand the issue.

What exactly did they do?

Violation of FARA, tax evasion and other financial crimes - they made a ton of money for their job and used fake/faulty corporations and shell companies to skirt tax laws (From my understanding). Nothing linked directly to Russia or the Trump campaign, outside of the fact that dates in the indictment indicate Manafort and Gates continued their activities during and after they worked for the campaign. Gates remained close to White House officials even after leaving the campaign, well into this year.

The reveal of the third person (Papadopulous) who pled guilty relates to this though, is far more consequential to the overall investigation. The lawyers under Mueller are likely going to use him as leverage to get more information out of either Manafort and/or Gates regarding others involved.

The Flood / Re: Whatever you're told...
« on: October 22, 2017, 01:34:09 AM »
Go to bed Charlie.

The Flood / Re: How do you feel about stealing other people's work?
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:52:10 PM »'m-not-the-joke/

I've been away for awhile, what did I miss that prompted you to make this?

Well, at least I have some entertainment for my night shift.

The Flood / Re: How do you feel about stealing other people's work?
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:38:58 PM »
I've been away for awhile, what did I miss that prompted you to make this?

The Flood / Re: what happened to icy?
« on: October 09, 2017, 05:25:06 PM »
I'm in Disney, you fags.

Serious / Re: Shooting at Vegas, more than 50 dead.
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:37:41 PM »
I'm just wondering if the suppressor bill will still pass after this.

Eventually, but I've read that it's unlikely to come to the floor anytime in the near future.

Gaming / Re: Destiny 2 launch thread
« on: September 05, 2017, 03:01:59 PM »
I've got it for PS4, looking forward to trying it out tonight

The Flood / Re: Who here has done anal?
« on: August 11, 2017, 10:07:00 AM »
I've never been more disgusted in my entire life.


I'm confused.

A funding bill in the House that was set to give Trump money to build his border wall was close to failing, because of an issue over whether the Pentagon should offer money for sex reassignment surgeries.

Conveniently, the White House came to this decision shortly after

Ironically, Mattis is conveniently on vacation at the time of this announcement.

OT: It's a shitty, politicized decision that the Trump administration is throwing out for his base that only continues to show a trend where he has no interest in doing anything considered "moderate".

Though to be completely honest, this decision has Pence's stench on it far more than Trump. I'm not going to say he's supportive of LGBT rights, but he comes off as far more ambivalent than many others in his administration. He's just as shitty for going along with it.


Serious / Re: Alternative political compass
« on: June 29, 2017, 08:11:19 PM »

Gaming / Re: E3 2017 - Nintendo Direct on June 13th @ 9 AM PT
« on: June 12, 2017, 09:39:51 PM »
So Square Enix doesn't have a conference this year right? Because I'm still holding out for Kingdom Hearts on Xbox One
No conference this year, but wikipedia does say it's for Xbox One.
Oh, oops I mean the 1.5+2.5 collection rather than KH3

I don't think you'll see that until (oddly enough) post-KH3. For some reason, I remember reading that Microsoft only managed to negotiate getting KH3 released on their platform. Though I could be remembering wrong.

For those who care, the Destiny 2 beta is confirmed to start July 21 for consoles, late August for PC

Oh hey Spiderman

Oh hey, the guy from Greys Anatomy.

Oh hey, something decent.

Every one of these VR games looks like shit.

Let me know when we get to something decent.
you don't need to be mad just because you don't know how to fish

No need to rub it in

Every one of these VR games looks like shit.

Let me know when we get to something decent.

The fuck did I just watch

Just saw that a treasury minister for the Conservatives lost her reelection.

May really fucked up here

Serious / Re: New details on Comey's Congressional Testimony tomorrow
« on: June 07, 2017, 03:41:01 PM »
Reports are that Comey will not go as far as to say that Trump obstructed justice, though it sounds like he's doing everything but that.

He seems to really like walking that line, huh?

I think it's reasonable - were he to do so, I think even more people would be calling him "a bitter ex-employee" or things along those lines. What it sounds like he's doing is confirming news reports from last month and offering his views for Congressional panels, while still respecting the ongoing FBI investigation that he knows is well underway.

Putting it all on the table without cornering anyone into a specific charge.

Serious / New details on Comey's Congressional Testimony tomorrow
« on: June 07, 2017, 02:05:39 PM »
As given in a prepared remarks already delivered to the committee

Former FBI Director James Comey will tell the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that President Donald Trump asked him for his loyalty during a dinner in January and requested in an Oval Office meeting in February that he drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"The president began by asking me whether I wanted to stay on as FBI director, which I found strange because he had already told me twice in earlier conversations that he hoped I would stay, and I had assured him that I intended to," Comey said in his prepared remarks, which the committee published Wednesday.

"My instincts told me that the one-on-one setting, and the pretense that this was our first discussion about my position, meant the dinner was, at least in part, an effort to have me ask for my job and create some sort of patronage relationship," the remarks say. "That concerned me greatly, given the FBI's traditionally independent status in the executive branch."

Comey, whom Trump fired on May 9, wrote in the remarks that he told Trump he loved his work and "intended to stay and serve out my 10-year term as director. ... I added that I was not on anybody's side politically and could not be counted on in the traditional political sense, a stance I said was in his best interest as the president.

"A few moments later, the president said, 'I need loyalty. I expect loyalty,'" Comey continued. "I didn't move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed. We simply looked at each other in silence. The conversation then moved on, but he returned to the subject near the end of our dinner."

Comey will also tell Congress about his conversation with Trump during an Oval Office meeting on February 14 in which Trump told him he wanted to talk about Flynn.

"Flynn had resigned the previous day," Comey's remarks say. "The president began by saying Flynn hadn't done anything wrong in speaking with the Russians, but he had to let him go because he had misled the vice president. He added that he had other concerns about Flynn, which he did not then specify."

"'[Flynn] is a good guy and has been through a lot,'" Comey recalls Trump as saying. "He repeated that Flynn hadn't done anything wrong on his calls with the Russians, but had misled the vice president. He then said, 'I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.'"

Comey's prepared remarks say he told Trump that he agreed Flynn was "a good guy," but that he did not tell the president that he would drop the investigation. He did, however, reassure Trump that he was not the direct subject of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation.

Still, according to Comey's prepared testimony, Trump called him at least twice more, on March 30 and April 11, to discuss the Russia investigation.

"On the morning of March 30, the president called me at the FBI. He described the Russia investigation as 'a cloud' that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country," Comey's remarks say. "He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia."

Comey, along with the director of the National Security Agency, Mike Rogers, had testified the week before that the FBI was investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the election.

"I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could, and that there would be great benefit, if we didn't find anything, to our having done the work well," Comey's remarks say. "He agreed, but then re-emphasized the problems this was causing him."

On April 11, Trump called Comey again, according to the prepared testimony, to ask what the FBI director had done to tell the public that Trump himself was not under investigation.

"I replied that I had passed his request to the acting deputy attorney general, but I had not heard back," Comey's remarks say. "He replied that 'the cloud' was getting in the way of his ability to do his job. He said that perhaps he would have his people reach out to the acting deputy attorney general. I said that was the way his request should be handled. I said the White House counsel should contact the leadership of DOJ to make the request, which was the traditional channel."

The final straw leading Trump to fire Comey appears to have been the president's  "white hot" anger  after Comey confirmed in an open — and televised — hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI was still investigating whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia.

Comey had not allowed the White House to preview that testimony, which Trump and his aides considered "an act of insubordination," according to Reuters. The New York Times echoed that report, saying Trump was broadly irked by his inability to gain assurances of loyalty from Comey.

Comey will testify one day after the Senate Intelligence Committee grilled top intelligence officials about the circumstances surrounding his firing.

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner told the officials — National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats — that it was "jarring" to hear "recent reports of White House officials, perhaps even the president himself, attempting to influence and enlist our intelligence-community leaders in attempting to undermine an ongoing FBI investigation."

You can read the full thing for yourself here.

Reports are that Comey will not go as far as to say that Trump obstructed justice, though it sounds like he's doing everything but that.

so can we have lolis or nah?

Do you need it?

And unlike other banned images (loli), the avatar doesn't toe any lines in terms of illegal content.
So why is she under investigation?

By the Secret Service?

They always investigate this shit, like how Ted Nugent was investigated.

She'll never be charged for anything because it isn't an actual threat. They just have to do their job and look competent.

i took a look at a high rez version and it just looks like a badly molded plaster head of trump got dunked in a can of red paint. i don't really think that counts as a realistic depiction of gore.

i'm open to removing it though if you can provide a good argument as to how it is a realistic depiction of a severed head.
the red paint represents blood

the plaster head represents a human head

this really isnt hard

i understand that it's a representation of a violent (and gruesome) act, but what i'm worried about is whether or not it's a graphic depiction of it.

your opinions would be welcome on this

The image is fine - the 'gore' aspect is obviously fake. And unlike other banned images (loli), the avatar doesn't toe any lines in terms of illegal content.

inb4 biased opinion.

Serious / So California Signed a Climate Change Agreement with China
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:23:43 PM »
Today in 'Future SCOTUS cases'

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed an agreement to work with China to lower greenhouse gas emissions Tuesday, just days after President Trump pulled the United States out of an international climate change agreement.

The agreement, though nonbinding, aims to expand cooperation between China and California on renewable energy, zero-emission vehicles and low-carbon urban development, Brown’s office said. It will establish a joint working group of Chinese and Californian officials to come up with ways to work together, and to invest in programs that would cut carbon emissions.

Brown signed the pact with Wan Gang, China’s minister of science and technology, before meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“California is the leading economic state in America and we are also the pioneering state on clean technology, cap and trade, electric vehicles and batteries, but we can’t do it alone,” Brown said Tuesday. “We need a very close partnership with China, with your businesses, with your provinces, with your universities.”
Brown is in the middle of a weeklong trip to China, where he has signed similar agreements with leaders from Sichuan and Jiangsu provinces. Brown will headline the Under2 Clean Energy Forum on Wednesday in Beijing, a gathering of 170 cities, states and nations working to keep the global average temperature increase under two degrees Celsius.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the former Texas governor, is also attending the meeting in Beijing. Perry said Tuesday the Trump administration will pursue an “all of the above” energy strategy, according to the Associated Press.

Brown was sharply critical of Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, reached last year by all but two other nations. Brown, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) established the U.S. Climate Alliance to push states to adhere to the goals of the Paris agreement, even after Trump’s decision.

“The president has already said climate change is a hoax, which is the exact opposite of virtually all scientific and worldwide opinion,” Brown said. “I don’t believe fighting reality is a good strategy.”

On Monday, the three Democrats said nine other states and Puerto Rico had joined their pledge to uphold the accord. Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia all agreed to reduce carbon emissions to between 26 percent and 28 percent below 2005 levels, while meeting targets of the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era rule the Trump administration has revoked.

Seven of the nine states are led by Democratic governors. Vermont and Massachusetts are led by Republicans.

“Our administration looks forward to continued, bipartisan collaboration with other states to protect the environment, grow the economy and deliver a brighter future to the next generation,” Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) said in a statement.

“Growing our economy and protecting our environment by supporting clearer anymore affordable energy and transportation choices can go together,” Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) said. “If our national government isn’t willing to lead in this area, the states are prepared to step up and lead.”

It's a bit astonishing that China is now creating agreements with US states, as opposed to the US as a whole. Though it is California.

And here I thought this bitch was sane and reasonable.
LOL damn you're dumb

I don't study UK or European politics as much as I do for North America, so my knowledge of May pretty much amounts to however she's portrayed over here.

And here I thought this bitch was sane and reasonable.

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