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Clown Car V: 2020 version!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Estebonrober, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Its only a few missles, for now
    Unless Iran killed US personal, it might leave a window to avoid future escalation.

    Dont worry US Troops still love Trump.
     
  2. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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    Or an assassination... which started WWI... also totally different from the current scenario...
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    Surgent authoritarianism by various states, check. Puppet governments, check. A waning superpower, check. Rising ideological terrorism with suicide attackers included, check.

    These and many others are included in a 2016 book by a certain Fernando Iglesias in which he talks about the future and how we might be close to stumbling into a major conflagration in the short term again. I need a reread.
     
  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    History repeats itself, first as Tragedy, then as farce, then as A Serbian Film.
     
  5. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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    So you now oppose assassinations then? Or just Serbian films? ;)
     
  6. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I oppose the Serbian Film:

     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    For added lulz, I'm just reading that the great Argentinistani government owes the UN and other such organisations a hundred or two million USian dollars in membership fees but the US owes over ten times that. Can anybody confirm this?
    Watch ‘Kenjac‘ and ‘Žena sa slomljenim nosem’ rather than that crap Kyriakos just quoted.
     
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  8. Estebonrober

    Estebonrober Deity

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    History never repeats itself, but often rhymes.
     
  9. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Pinky!
     
  10. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Disinterested Observer Moderator

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    Better read it quickly.
     
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  11. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    I guess it's time to cut more food stamps and medicaid benefits. Corporations got a 22.4% tax cut between 2017 and 2018 and of course as tax receipts plummet, the GOP thinks the only thing that can save us is massive welfare cuts even though they sold the tax cuts as revenue-enhancing.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksh...-tax-payments-from-2017-to-2018/#379bbd561018

    I think @Civver was saying he got a decent tax cut but I believe most people actually didn't due to the way the cuts were structured and the way that the GOP targeted various tax exemptions and write-offs for people of lower income brackets or who lived in specific states like California.

     
  12. Lexicus

    Lexicus Deity

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    I wonder if future historians writing about the 2020 election will mention the #Klobmentum hashtag on twitter
     
  13. Truthy

    Truthy Chatbot

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    #Klobusurge would be a lot better
     
  14. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Nah, I'm waiting for #BootyBump to take over.
     
  15. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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    Its pronounced #BootyJudge
     
  16. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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  17. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51063149
     
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  18. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    Donald Trump intervening in one's country and that country surviving is worth a Nobel Peace Prize alright.
     
  19. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    No surprises here.

    Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report
    A prosecutor was investigating Trump’s claim that the FBI did not properly look into Hillary Clinton’s role in a uranium deal while she was secretary of state.

    By Sanjana Karanth

    A Department of Justice inquiry into Hillary Clinton that began after conservatives demanded more investigations into the former Democratic presidential candidate is reportedly ending with no actual results.

    Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed U.S. Attorney John Huber in 2018 to look into concerns raised by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies that the FBI did not properly look into Clinton’s involvement in a uranium deal while she was secretary of state in the Obama administration.

    Huber allegedly reviewed documents and spoke with federal law enforcement officials in Arkansas who were handling an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Though the inquiry has not formally ended and no official notice has been sent to the Justice Department or to Congress, Huber has effectively finished his assignment and found nothing worth pursuing, current and former officials told The Washington Post in a report published Thursday. HuffPost has not been able to independently confirm that the inquiry has ended.

    Canadian mining company Uranium One, which had major U.S. holdings, was sold in 2010 to a Russian firm while Clinton was secretary of state. The sale required approval from nine U.S. agencies, including the State Department, before it could proceed. Conservative media and critics of the 2016 Democratic nominee have falsely claimed that the sale was a quid pro quo for donations to the nonprofit Clinton Foundation.

    The State Department did not have the power to unilaterally approve or reject the sale, and Clinton was not actually directly involved in the approval process. The original FBI investigation into whether Clinton had ties to the deal found no evidence of wrongdoing, but Sessions revived the inquiry in late 2017 after facing pressure from Trump.

    Huber’s effective conclusion of his review is likely to anger many Republicans who hoped the top prosecutor from Utah would validate their long-held conspiracy theories about Clinton.

    Attorney General William Barr, a Trump nominee who succeeded Sessions, has previously supported the president’s call to investigate Clinton and has questioned the need for Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A spokesperson for the Justice Department did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

    But Trump has largely shifted his focus away from Huber’s investigation and toward U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the origins of the Russia investigation, which concluded with a report that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election in order to help Trump win. Barr appointed Durham to the review last year, though he allegedly sees no evidence so far that the Russia probe was a setup by intelligence officials, as Trump claims.
     
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  20. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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    LOL Trump never uses "facts" ever:lol:... his whole whole MO is being fact free.

    P.S. I responded here so as not to derail the Fat Shaming thread with Trump discussion
     

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