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Birdjaguar

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This is a thread for all the currently irrelevant political non news that folks want to post. It is the place for things like:
  • Obama lied or is Muslim or a Kenyan, etc.
  • Hillary lied, murdered state department staff in Libya, spied on Trump, etc.
  • Comey lied and was in league with the Dems
  • WMDs in Iraq, etc.
  • Cheney endorsed torture
  • US government staged a coup in Ukraine in 2014
  • Biden's son was in league with whomever
  • CIA, antifa, or Dems staged Jan 6 insurrection
  • Rittenhouse (anything)
  • There are too many others to list all of the potential topics
The veracity, or not, of of these topics is not the point. They are tiresome. They are old news and old discussions. These stories and their ilk are likely not relevant today so please keep them out of other threads unless there is something brand new reported by a reputable source; not some random blogger or Qanon twitter user.

If you post this kind of material in other threads, staff has the option of moving here or just deleting it. If this dumpster fire thread doesn't suit you, then you can always start a brand new thread on your topic and renew the topic.

Our goal is to reduce the useless crap in the ongoing discussions. Thank you for your effort.
 
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It's a coup, yet Ukraine had two elections since Maidan, and both times elected pro-Western governments. Hmmm? Must be some kind of... WESTERN CONSPIRACY!

I dont expect the people backing coups to follow them up with fair and open elections nor do I see how a coup is legitimized if the leader opposes the majority on an issue. I saw Zelensky gave Joe Biden a present for winning vs Trump:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/5/ukraines-president-bans-pro-russian-networks-risking-support

In a move hailed by pro-Western Ukrainians, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy unplugged three television networks overnight that he said spread Kremlin-funded “propaganda” and served as a bullhorn of an increasingly popular pro-Moscow party.

But his ex-Soviet nation of 43 million is polarised linguistically and politically, and the move may prove risky for the political fortunes of Zelenskyy, a former star comedian who hails from a Russian-speaking family.

what could they have done to deserve that?

The trio shut down are part of a dozen TV networks in Ukraine owned by several regional oligarchs. The networks produced plenty of exclusive content, covered the entire spectrum of Ukraine’s political life and refrained from directly praising the Kremlin.

But their anchors often called the central government’s conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the southeastern region of Donbass a “civil war”, said that Crimea’s population overwhelmingly supported their peninsula’s annexation by Moscow in 2014, and called for the restoration of peace and trade with Moscow.

Cant have that in a democracy... If Ukrainians knew the CIA and Nazis shot a bunch of cops and protesters to get their 'revolution' would they be okay with it anyway? God I hope not. But this much I do know, the USA dangled NATO membership in Ukraine and promoted the war in the Donbass to keep the pressure on Putin and thats why we can now add Ukraine to the list of wrecked countries left in the wake of the USS Brandon.
 

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CIA-Nazis got Chuck Woolery fired from Wheel of Fortune; Pat Sajak is a stooge.

W O O L E R Y
23 15 15 12 5 18 25
23+15+15+12+5+18+25=113
Flip that around you get 311
Or,
3.11
Windows 3.11, for “workgroups”
Who’s in the “workgroup?” Intelligence, Bill Gates, and Microsoft.

Intelligence
Bill
Microsoft

IBM.

Go ahead, disprove it.
 

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Cant have that in a democracy... If Ukrainians knew the CIA and Nazis shot a bunch of cops and protesters to get their 'revolution' would they be okay with it anyway? God I hope not. But this much I do know, the USA dangled NATO membership in Ukraine and promoted the war in the Donbass to keep the pressure on Putin and thats why we can now add Ukraine to the list of wrecked countries left in the wake of the USS Brandon.

Thanks Biden
Just wait till the Trumplandia learns that Russia was also considered for joining NATO
Quick Russia should Invade itself /s
 

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Anyways my opinion on dumpster fires is they should be extinguished, never know what people are discarding in those things. Could be hazardous.
seems particularly salient to the rittenhouse bullet point, lol

russia joining nato would be a flex, though i'm not sure for who
 

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so we cant discuss the causes for the current crisis in the current crisis thread

speaking of fires BJ, you said there was more to the story about the Odesa massacre in which 42 people died while hiding in a building set on fire by Nazis. What was the rest of the story?
 

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Qanon's about a lot of things, including much of the BS that you frequently regurgitate over this forum.

Debate isn't about free-for-all chaos. That's where trolls thrive, and a big part of why this subforum is so awful. You need moderators to keep things under control.

It's almost always the intellectually dishonest people who cry "censorship" when junk is being removed.
 

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Moderating isn't censoring. You can't have real discussions when people are drowning out the real talk with a bunch of crap.

Have you been reading the Ukraine-Russia war thread? Nothing is drowning out 'the real talk', its already approaching 200 pages. Moderating is censoring, that is the point of moderating - to permit or disallow. The problem with censorship is it can be a political, tribal weapon and its no coincidence both sides in the war are censoring dissent.

Moderator Action: Beware PDMA. leif

Qanon's about a lot of things, including much of the BS that you frequently regurgitate over this forum.

Debate isn't about free-for-all chaos. That's where trolls thrive, and a big part of why this subforum is so awful. You need moderators to keep things under control.

It's almost always the intellectually dishonest people who cry "censorship" when junk is being removed.

You seem familiar with qanon, have they taken a position on the '14 coup in Ukraine? I'd be curious what they think, its a conspiracy at the highest levels but carried out by Nazis on the ground. They do like Nazis and hate Russia, right? Ah strange bedfellows indeed. Arming and training Ukrainian Nazis to kill ethnic Russians was our bipartisan policy for 8 years before Putin invaded. Cause and effect matter.
 

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Moderator Action: I deleted lots of posts because they were more about moderating than other topics. As stated in the OP, if you don't want your pet peeve topic here, just start a new thread to revive it. If you have questions about whether or not your topic is a Dumpster fire topic, just ask.
 

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so we cant discuss the causes for the current crisis in the current crisis thread
speaking of fires BJ, you said there was more to the story about the Odesa massacre in which 42 people died while hiding in a building set on fire by Nazis. What was the rest of the story?

OMG, so terrible, Just wait until you find out how many Millions of Ukrainians were starved to death, or deported into gulags /s
A few deaths are a tragdy but Millions deaths are just a statistic. /s
 

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Debate isn't about free-for-all chaos. That's where trolls thrive

how many modern political debates have you watched lol

candidates struggle to even answer the questions they get, or more accurately, they deliberately don't answer them and instead talk about whatever they want

or to put it in forum terms, they intentionally and routinely go off-topic, sometimes immediately

that's hot how debates should work though, granted

broadly speaking, moderating is censorship with rules everyone agreed upon going in. at least, in principle that's what it's supposed to do. whether moderators actually act that way or utilize consistent standards in any capacity varies wildly between debates. though in political debates, i rarely see them hold people to rules consistently or keep discussion on the topics at hand, so i do not respect them similarly to how i don't respect the candidates

if you don't have internally consistent standards, then whatever you think you have those aren't standards.
 

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https://www.cnn.com/2014/03/05/world/europe/ukraine-leaked-audio-recording/index.html

That was the message Wednesday from Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet after a phone call between him and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was leaked.

In the recording, which was posted to YouTube and picked up by Russian media, Paet talks about his recent visit to Ukraine. He says a doctor named “Olga” told him opponents of Ukraine’s ousted President may have been responsible for deadly sniper fire.

President Viktor Yanukovych fled more than a week ago in the wake of protests in Kiev’s Independence Square, where snipers from nearby rooftops killed scores of people.
“(Olga) can say that it is the same handwriting, the same type of bullets, and it’s really disturbing that now the new coalition that – they don’t want to investigate what exactly happened. There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers, it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new coalition,” Paet told Ashton.

Musiy, who spent more than two months organizing medical units on Maidan, said that on Feb. 20 roughly 40 civilians and protesters were brought with fatal bullet wounds to the makeshift hospital set up near the square. But he said medics also treated three police officers whose wounds were identical.

Forensic evidence, in particular the similarity of the bullet wounds, led him and others to conclude that snipers were targeting both sides of the standoff at Maidan — and that the shootings were intended to generate a wave of revulsion so strong that it would topple Yanukovych and also justify a Russian invasion.

That theory gained currency a day later when a recording of a Feb. 26 private phone call between Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was leaked and broadcast by the Russian government-controlled TV network, Russia Today. In the call, Paet said he had heard from protesters during a visit to Kiev that opponents of Yanukovych were behind the sniper attacks.

Paet said another physician who treated victims, Dr. Olha Bogomolets, told him that both police and protesters were killed by the same bullets — and "there is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not Yanukovych, but it was somebody from the new (government) coalition."

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/2014/0308/Kiev-snipers-Who-was-behind-them

So... on Jan 6 no cops were shot and thats a coup
and... 189 cops are shot at Maidan and thats not a coup

Now the Nazis controlled terrain from which snipers were firing but the snipers might have been specialists employed by this "somebody from the new coalition".
 

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all of europe, but make sure to nickel and dime for it

military budget spending does make something of a case for it, even though us had no business with this in the first place and still doesn't. but if it wants to make it its business, it will do so just like in the past, and it will be another in a line of similar mistakes
 
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