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Old 06-19-2017, 10:02 AM   #41401
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speaking of scary ****...

Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as "targets" amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet.

The country's defence ministry said the change in position would apply to all aircraft, including those operating as part of the US-backed coalition.

It will also suspend a hotline between Russia and the US set up to prevent mid-air collisions.

The ministry said in a statement: "All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7797101.html
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:03 AM   #41402
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I know how stupid some people can be, but it was an online survey and if I were asked that question on the internet I think I might answer sarcastically too.

Also, somebody else pointed out that a lot of chocolate milk does come from brown cows so the people answering could have been smartasses too.

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Old 06-19-2017, 10:05 AM   #41403
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tbf it was a study in the early 90s. Not sure about the internet back then.

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A study assdssed the knowledge and perceptions of
U.S. citizens regarding agriculture, food, and natural resources.
Data were collected from 2,005 respondents representing the following
groups: purposely selected primarily white Indiana high school
students and primarily black Michigan high school students, randomly
selected rural Missouri adults attending one of several town
meetings, and randomly selected urban Missouri adults contacted in
various settings (including churches, libraries, and grocery stores).
Adults were more knowledgeable about agriculture than were high
school students.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:07 AM   #41404
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Russia/Syria are trying to set/limit the border of the Democratic Confederation of Northern Syria at the Euphrates imo. This attack was just on the west/south side of the river.
Interesting. I bumped the war in Syria thread to discuss (maybe should have bumped Rojava instead?).
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:08 AM   #41405
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lol @ sampling high school students and then projecting the trend back onto the populace at large
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:15 AM   #41406
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tbf it was a study in the early 90s. Not sure about the internet back then.


They said on the radio last week that 7 % of people contacted thought chocolate milk came from brown cows.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:37 AM   #41407
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Our entire democracy is falling apart, right now is not the time to be meek and it's not the time to "avoid politics." We got Trump by avoiding our racist friends and relatives and pretending like their toxic attitudes were okay. It's time to stand up and shun that ****, let them know that isn't acceptable and you won't support them in any way shape or form until they get their **** together.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:46 AM   #41408
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I fully expect Trump voters to tone-police me when I start to talk about racism and other important issues in the United States today. Don't lose the game before it even begins by tone-policing yourself! That's exactly what the fascists want.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:46 AM   #41409
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I can't find anything yet online about it, but CNN reports Supreme Court has struck down a couple of controversial laws. One would prohibit offensive or disparaging trademarks. In this case, the trademark office denied trademark registration to a band called "The Slants" on the grounds that the name was disparaging to Asian-Americans. But the court held that this would be a violation of free speech.

In the second case, the court struck down a North Carolina law which prohibited registered sex offenders from any use of social media. The court ruled this was overbroad.

I don't know the breakdown yet on how the court voted, but I like both of these rulings. I continue to have more faith in the judicial branch than Congress or the executive branch.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:56 AM   #41410
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I can't find anything yet online about it, but CNN reports Supreme Court has struck down a couple of controversial laws. One would prohibit offensive or disparaging trademarks. In this case, the trademark office denied trademark registration to a band called "The Slants" on the grounds that the name was disparaging to Asian-Americans. But the court held that this would be a violation of free speech.

In the second case, the court struck down a North Carolina law which prohibited registered sex offenders from any use of social media. The court ruled this was overbroad.

I don't know the breakdown yet on how the court voted, but I like both of these rulings. I continue to have more faith in the judicial branch than Congress or the executive branch.
on the NPR podcast "Planet Money" there was a pod about the "slants" case a few weeks ago where they interviewed the lead singer of the band (who is asian). this was before the SCOTUS decision came down.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:03 AM   #41411
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I can't find anything yet online about it, but CNN reports Supreme Court has struck down a couple of controversial laws. One would prohibit offensive or disparaging trademarks. In this case, the trademark office denied trademark registration to a band called "The Slants" on the grounds that the name was disparaging to Asian-Americans. But the court held that this would be a violation of free speech.

In the second case, the court struck down a North Carolina law which prohibited registered sex offenders from any use of social media. The court ruled this was overbroad.

I don't know the breakdown yet on how the court voted, but I like both of these rulings. I continue to have more faith in the judicial branch than Congress or the executive branch.
So the Redskins stay the Redskins?
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:05 AM   #41412
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So the Redskins stay the Redskins?
Yes. This ruling is seen as affecting the Redskins case as well.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:08 AM   #41413
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Debating Trump-loving family members is futile and will only lead to more anger and pain. An agreement by all parties to just not talk politics is definitely the best solution. If your Trump-loving family member cannot make or stick to this agreement, it is best to be calm, because your anger and frustration inspires them.
So, make an agreement not to talk about things, and when the other party breaks the agreement, it's up to you to just agree with their bull****?

Yeah, great agreement there
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:11 AM   #41414
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speaking of scary ****...

Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as "targets" amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet.

The country's defence ministry said the change in position would apply to all aircraft, including those operating as part of the US-backed coalition.

It will also suspend a hotline between Russia and the US set up to prevent mid-air collisions.

The ministry said in a statement: "All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7797101.html
Man, remember when Hillary said she wanted to establish a no fly zone in Syria and the Trumpkins said that that was proof that Hilldawg was the biggest warmonger to ever warmonger and that she was going to start a war with Russia and therefore Trump is the one with the more dovish foreign policy and maybe all those Russian ties and the pee tape are good things so we don't go to war with Russia? Good times.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:12 AM   #41415
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I know LFS means well, but the arrangement he proposes is basically a lock for oppression. Let white people oppress from a position of privilege without ever calling them on it, and you're gonna have more oppression not less.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:12 AM   #41416
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Trademark case was 8-0, splitting 4-4 on the rationale. It's not a controversial prohibition, it's been around 200+ years. Considering sending out an email to clients, "Time to file your offensive trademarks!" May be a bit of a goldrush.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:21 AM   #41417
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Trademark case was 8-0, splitting 4-4 on the rationale. It's not a controversial prohibition, it's been around 200+ years. Considering sending out an email to clients, "Time to file your offensive trademarks!" May be a bit of a goldrush.
Haha. Yes. Its interesting how the more liberal interpretation would be to applaud the court's decision, while of course believing that its probably not a good idea to use offensive trademarks. The marketplace seems to take care of these matters adequately.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:23 AM   #41418
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trump not gonna mention the attack on Muslims in the uk?
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:26 AM   #41419
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He still hasn't said a peep about the 7 dead US sailors, so probably not.

He might talk more **** about London's mayor.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:28 AM   #41420
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for those of you who venture into the right-wing derposphere, has this conspiracy about congressman Scalise being targeted due to his push for legislation to curb human sex trafficking come up?

a good friend of mine (sigh) who has increasingly fallen victim to conspiracy theories sent me an article on some website i've never heard of about how the shooting was tied to human sex trafficking. i read the article twice. it provided zero evidence at all linking the shooting to any particular piece of legislation, just that it's something Scalise is pushing. i emailed him back telling him how absurd that is and how the "reporter" has also pushed pizzagate and seth rich conspiracies. he texted me saying we would have to talk in person, he doesn't want to send any articles with further info over the internet.

my buddy is an otherwise, really smart person. i realized a while ago he's starting to head down a dangerous path when he made me watch an 8 min YOUTOOBZ video about the Rothschild family owning all of the world's central banks.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:28 AM   #41421
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He still hasn't said a peep about the 7 dead US sailors, so probably not.
I thought I saw a tweet with condolences and thanks to Japan for their assistance. Meantime, in the Muslim case, probably a good chance he'll say nothing. Slight chance he'll endorse it.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:42 AM   #41422
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I thought I saw a tweet with condolences and thanks to Japan for their assistance. Meantime, in the Muslim case, probably a good chance he'll say nothing. Slight chance he'll endorse it.
You're right, his thanks to Japan tweet got hidden between tweets complaining about witch hunts and poll numbers.

Republican analytics firm exposes 198 million US voter records. Oops.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:45 AM   #41423
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If Quebec City is any indication, we won't hear word one from 45 about this on Twitter or anywhere else.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:53 AM   #41424
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I thought I saw a tweet with condolences and thanks to Japan for their assistance. Meantime, in the Muslim case, probably a good chance he'll say nothing. Slight chance he'll endorse it.
He tweeted an hour after Hilary though. Leadership. SAD.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:54 AM   #41425
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I can't find anything yet online about it, but CNN reports Supreme Court has struck down a couple of controversial laws. One would prohibit offensive or disparaging trademarks. In this case, the trademark office denied trademark registration to a band called "The Slants" on the grounds that the name was disparaging to Asian-Americans. But the court held that this would be a violation of free speech.

In the second case, the court struck down a North Carolina law which prohibited registered sex offenders from any use of social media. The court ruled this was overbroad.

I don't know the breakdown yet on how the court voted, but I like both of these rulings. I continue to have more faith in the judicial branch than Congress or the executive branch.
Just FYI, Gorsuch didn't participate or vote on either of these cases.
Only special fast tracked cases -travel ban?- are going to have his name on it at least through the end of summer.
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