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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by electrolyte, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. largeeyes

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    Everything about this is fucking infuriating all the way down to Trump's intentionally ambiguous tweets
     
  3. largeeyes

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    And now the nazi's commit a terrorist attack with a car......
     
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    "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality." - JFK (Also Dante)
     
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    They're not real Nazis. They're just the forgotten America suffering from economic anxiety. /s

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    The same press conference as Trump gives Nazis a free pass he's about to proclaim how wonderful he is for the brave veterans of this country, including... those who fought the Nazis. I need a fucking beer.
     
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    1941-2016 Fuck Nazis
    2017- "violence on many sides"
     
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    When Trump tweets some dumb irresponsible shit, that's just who he is, he's not a polished politician, that's his style, he fires from the hip, that's why the people voted for him, etc.

    But when the time comes to condemn a white supremacist rally, complete with Nazi flags and salutes, suddenly he's real fucking diplomatic and careful in his language.
     
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    Trump's 'deputy assistant' (???) Sebastian Gorka thinks we should lay off white supremacists;

    My stepbrother actually lives in Manchester, so I go there quite a lot. There isn't a problem with Muslims. There never has been. There's always been a problem with white supremacists, though. Maybe you should go there yourself, Sebastian :thinking:
     
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    Well Gorka is a literal nazi so you can't really blame him for wanting us to go easy on white supremacists.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politic...astian-gorka-white-house-vetting-fail/519843/
     
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    This is...this is something.
     
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    Wtf America, it's 2017. Back in my day...

     
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    No, but I hope everything works out for you.

    Considering I wrote that post in a fit of panic, hearing that that crazy little fuck in NK could turn LA or Seattle into a smoldering pit, and knowing that the only person on the planet who seems to give two fucks about me is going to be flying into Seattle, I got a little freaked out. Don't think I deserve a cheap shot over it, though.
     
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    I didn't mean it like that. I just meant that I'm also freaked out about it and don't want to get blown up. Non refundable flight though, so...
     
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    If an American attack on North Korea was imminent, don't you think the US would be putting out travel warnings for citizens going to South Korea and telling the thousands of Americans who work in South Korea to evacuate? Trump may not care but there are still professionals working in the federal government who do care and would take care of stuff like that. They most likely wouldn't put the thousands of American citizens in Seoul in extreme danger.

    North Korea taking Trump's threats literally would probably be the most dangerous thing that could happen but they've laughed Trump's threats off as nonsense (which is for the best). I think there would be really obvious signs if some shit was about to go down and a shouting match doesn't count.
     
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    I don't think there's much chance that the US will execute some sort of planned preemptive military strike on North Korea, but that's not the biggest fear. The biggest fear is that something will happen, either accidentally or on purpose, that will spark an escalation that leads to sudden disaster. That probably won't happen either, but it's a lot more likely to happen with this President than it normally would be, and "probably wont' happen" is still pretty horrible when the consequence is hundreds of thousands of innocent lives being lost (especially if one of them is me).
     
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    I don't think a strike is likely but if it was I'd have little confidence of the government actually trying to evacuate citizens. I've said it before; the state department is empty. The odds of news of a strike getting to those professionals in time for them to send out a warning is at best a coin toss.