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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby bandl » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:28 pm

Ibanez wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:Truthfully I think of Japanese porn and pollution, in that order.

That makes sense. You do enjoy Cream of Sum Yung Hung Guy


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby CID1990 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:52 pm

When a Brit refers to someone as Asian they generally are referring to south Asia, like Pakistan.


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby BDKJMU » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:39 pm

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BDKJMU wrote:I'm betting the attacker was muslim..
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... mmons.html


Generally when I read Asian, i'm thinking of someone from China, Japan, Korea, etc... and they aren't Muslims. Id be curious to see how this shakes out.


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Pwns » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:36 am

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/24/bo ... viral.html

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:57 am

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/migrants-are-b ... ya-1616492

Migrants from West Africa are being openly traded in "public slave markets" across Libya.

As a departure point for refugees trying to get to Europe, migrants arriving in Libya from sub-Saharan Africa are particularly vulnerable due to a lack of money and little in the way of documentation.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby BDKJMU » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:28 am

Ibanez wrote:http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/migrants-are-being-sold-open-slave-markets-libya-1616492

Migrants from West Africa are being openly traded in "public slave markets" across Libya.

As a departure point for refugees trying to get to Europe, migrants arriving in Libya from sub-Saharan Africa are particularly vulnerable due to a lack of money and little in the way of documentation.


Africans selling other Africans into slavery. Where have we heard that before?

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Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:33 am

Hey man its no different than crack, most of that shit is so cut it dont work either
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Skjellyfetti » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:09 am

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to have been caught up in a gender-swapping snafu, mistakenly dubbing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) one of the “women of the Senate.”

The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice delivered remarks at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania on Monday as she accepted the Prize for Civility in Public Life, honoring her and late Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Let’s hope members of Congress, the members Allegheny College has already honored — Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain [R-Ariz.] — the women of the Senate, Sens. Dianne Feinstein [D-Calif.] and Lindsey Graham — let’s hope that they and others of goodwill will lead in restoring harmonious work ways,” Ginsburg said during her acceptance speech.


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby JoltinJoe » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:38 am

Skjellyfetti wrote::lol:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to have been caught up in a gender-swapping snafu, mistakenly dubbing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) one of the “women of the Senate.”

The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice delivered remarks at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania on Monday as she accepted the Prize for Civility in Public Life, honoring her and late Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Let’s hope members of Congress, the members Allegheny College has already honored — Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain [R-Ariz.] — the women of the Senate, Sens. Dianne Feinstein [D-Calif.] and Lindsey Graham — let’s hope that they and others of goodwill will lead in restoring harmonious work ways,” Ginsburg said during her acceptance speech.


http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in ... the-senate

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Totally not an accident. :thumb:

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Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:01 pm

She not too far off

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:27 am

A bill filed Tuesday by four N.C. House Republicans would direct state government to defy a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and restore the state constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage.

House Bill 780 is titled “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” and is sponsored by some of the House’s most conservative legislators. They frequently file bills that don’t get a hearing because House GOP leaders don’t support the proposals.

The bill says that the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country “is null and void in the State of North Carolina.” The sponsors argue in the bill language that it’s “clear that laws concerning marriage are for each state to establish and maintain severally and independently.”

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/p ... rylink=cpy


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby GannonFan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:09 am

Ibanez wrote:
A bill filed Tuesday by four N.C. House Republicans would direct state government to defy a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and restore the state constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage.

House Bill 780 is titled “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” and is sponsored by some of the House’s most conservative legislators. They frequently file bills that don’t get a hearing because House GOP leaders don’t support the proposals.

The bill says that the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country “is null and void in the State of North Carolina.” The sponsors argue in the bill language that it’s “clear that laws concerning marriage are for each state to establish and maintain severally and independently.”

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/p ... rylink=cpy


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They just had to use the word "null" didn't they? Some people never learn. :ohno:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:44 am

An Oklahoman congressman is under fire after he seemingly dismissed the notion that his constituents pay for him to go to Congress, calling the idea “bullcrap” in a viral video making the rounds on social media.

Markwayne Mullin, speaking at a town hall Tuesday in Jay, Oklahoma, was responding to a question from the audience when he responded to a claim that constituents pay for him to work in Congress.

“You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go,” said the 39-year-old Republican who represents Oklahoma’s second district, which covers much of the eastern part of the state.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/p ... 4.html#fmp#storylink=cpy


What a dipshit...
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby kalm » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:59 am

Ibanez wrote:
An Oklahoman congressman is under fire after he seemingly dismissed the notion that his constituents pay for him to go to Congress, calling the idea “bullcrap” in a viral video making the rounds on social media.

Markwayne Mullin, speaking at a town hall Tuesday in Jay, Oklahoma, was responding to a question from the audience when he responded to a claim that constituents pay for him to work in Congress.

“You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go,” said the 39-year-old Republican who represents Oklahoma’s second district, which covers much of the eastern part of the state.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/p ... 4.html#fmp#storylink=cpy


What a dipshit...


With a name like that, he was destined.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby BDKJMU » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:29 pm

kalm wrote:
Ibanez wrote:
What a dipshit...


With a name like that, he was destined.


Well he's right in a sense if he through his plumbing companies was/is paying more than 174k a year (current salary for a House rep) in fed income taxes..

Certainly around 47% don't pay his or anyone's salary..Was it one of those town halls where a conk Congressman has a town hall taken over by angry donks?

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby kalm » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:36 pm

BDKJMU wrote:
kalm wrote:
With a name like that, he was destined.


Well he's right in a sense if he through his plumbing companies was/is paying more than 174k a year (current salary for a House rep) in fed income taxes..

Certainly around 47% don't pay his or anyone's salary..Was it one of those town halls where a conk Congressman has a town hall taken over by angry donks?


Yes. Because 100% of his taxes go to congressional salaries....
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby BDKJMU » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:51 pm

kalm wrote:
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Well he's right in a sense if he through his plumbing companies was/is paying more than 174k a year (current salary for a House rep) in fed income taxes..

Certainly around 47% don't pay his or anyone's salary..Was it one of those town halls where a conk Congressman has a town hall taken over by angry donks?


Yes. Because 100% of his taxes go to congressional salaries....


Well, considering that Congressional salaries aren't even 1/100th of 1% of the 3.9 trillion fed budget, then less than 1/100th of 1% of the tax dollars of the sleight plurality of his constituents who even have fed income tax liability are going towards congressional salaries.

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:11 am

BDKJMU wrote:
kalm wrote:
With a name like that, he was destined.


Well he's right in a sense if he through his plumbing companies was/is paying more than 174k a year (current salary for a House rep) in fed income taxes..

Certainly around 47% don't pay his or anyone's salary..Was it one of those town halls where a conk Congressman has a town hall taken over by angry donks?

He's also wrong. Taxes from specific people and companies don't go to specific things. I.e. BDKJMU's taxes are earmarked for infrastructure improvements.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby VictorG » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:46 am

If he claims he's paying his own salary then he needs to stay the heck off the highways and stop using everything else that "my" taxes are paying his share of.....
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby kalm » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:27 am

VictorG wrote:If he claims he's paying his own salary then he needs to stay the heck off the highways and stop using everything else that "my" taxes are paying his share of.....



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He hates America... :nod:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Chizzang » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:28 am

For me it's not that he's right or wrong...
It's that he doesn't understand who he works for - he's arrogant

Citizens are hostage to assholes like this once they get in office
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby VictorG » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:00 pm

Chizzang wrote:For me it's not that he's right or wrong...
It's that he doesn't understand who he works for - he's arrogant

Citizens are hostage to assholes like this once they get in office


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby BDKJMU » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:22 pm

It also depends on the context in which he said it in.

Was he facing a hostile town hall with dozens (or hundreds) of people yelling at him, interrupting, including snide, really bogus remarks of we pay your salary, I could understand his frustration shooting back.

On the other hand, if it was some calm debate/Q & A that would be different.

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Postby Ivytalk » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:45 pm

GannonFan wrote:
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They just had to use the word "null" didn't they? Some people never learn. :ohno:

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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby cx500d » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:11 pm

They just call those people Paki's


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