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Old 02-16-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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Angry POG Politics Thread

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Starting this thread due to thread performance issues in the old thread.

When the original politics thread started it was as a result of the Russia-Georgia conflict in South Ossetia in 2008. I had felt that this event would be a good one to challenge the conventional two party narrative and that some poggers might want that challenged. While my post was originally placed in the Community Thread, some wise moderator decided that containment was best, and the politics thread was born. My desire to challenge narratives is no less strong than it was then.

I had tried posting in the Politics forum and probably have a few hundred posts there, but every thread that I ever posted in was locked. I was never the OP of any of these threads, but all topics that were of interest to me ended up getting locked. So that thread was also born out of the intolerant nature of political discussion that does exist on twoplustwo and in the world.

I would hope that pog can be better than that and I think it is.

I would ask that people try to think dispassionately about things and I understand that that can be hard. The world is a crazy place and it isn't getting any less so (imo). I'm glad there is a place to discuss politics with people because facebook is a nightmare. Here at least people are choosing voluntarily to enter.

May this thread go 100,000 posts
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1) The purpose of this thread is to provide a place for members of this community to discuss politics with each other while keeping it out of the Pub (low content thread). Generally speaking, if you came to POG to play games and subsequently decided that you wanted to discuss politics, then you may use this thread. If you came to POG because you heard that it has a thread for discussing politics, then this thread is not for you. In particular, please note that if you were banned from discussing politics elsewhere on 2+2 prior to showing an interest in this thread then you are unlikely to be welcome here unless your history of participation in POG is substantial.

2) This thread is intended for people who have a desire to share opinions and information, and to hear what others have to say. If I feel that your primary motivation for using this thread is to troll or attack other people, then you will not be allowed to continue participating.

3) We only have a single thread for discussing all types of political issues, with the topic of conversation shifting organically over time. This works as long as each participant understands and respects that there may be some discussion which doesn't interest them. I may intervene in cases where people feel that the discussion has become repetitive to the point that it stifles the ability to discuss other things.

4) Feel free to report any posts that you feel are out of line. However, please respect that my judgement may differ from yours when it comes to where the line is drawn, how to interpret individual posts, or what action to take. My goal is to intervene as little as possible to maintain an acceptable level of civility in the thread. If you wish to debate the moderating decisions on a post-by-post basis then you will need to find a new moderator for the thread.

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Old 02-16-2018, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: POG Politics Thread

In before fail.


Spoiler:
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:01 PM   #3
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omg! weak ass title!
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:02 PM   #4
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omg! weak ass title!
I'm a traditionalist
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:10 PM   #5
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it has that new thread smell
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:20 PM   #6
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The world is getting crazier by the minute too.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2131...he-reason-why/

Just learning about the craziest conspiracy theory I've ever heard. Not an endorsement I just did always think the line was "Luke I am your father"

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Old 02-16-2018, 07:38 PM   #7
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In on the ground floor what it sure to be a trainwreck of epic proportions.

How's that for a mixed metaphor?
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:39 PM   #8
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Boo new thread
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:40 PM   #9
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Needs angry face, that really makes the other thread
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:47 PM   #10
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Re: POG Politics Thread

http://nationalpost.com/opinion/barb...hould-end-well

I'm the most prog person in prog politics obviously.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:51 PM   #11
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http://nationalpost.com/opinion/barb...hould-end-well

I'm the most prog person in prog politics obviously.
It might be a positive step since race is clinal and therefore basically meaningless.

The progressives will hate this and it will backlash on them, imo.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:57 PM   #12
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i choose orc

+1 strength
+1 constitution
-2 charisma

iirc
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:39 PM   #13
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sup

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Old 02-16-2018, 09:26 PM   #14
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Boo new thread
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:59 PM   #15
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So do these indictments today finally mean the Russian narrative is dead?

(Also what kind of fish bigger? )
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:00 PM   #16
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I see no reason to expect it would be
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:18 PM   #17
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I see no reason to expect it would be
I just went to cnn and confirmed you are correct.
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:11 AM   #18
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Re: POG Politics Thread

I wonder when Stormy Daniels breaks her silence and tells us how bigly Donnie Tinyhands is?

The Russians know, why can't we?

Full disclosure and transparency in government....

Surely length and girth are the measure of POTUS.

Also - another burning question is to clear up the widely held conspiracy that Putin and Trump are orgy partners with Exxon chair Tillerson their pimp!

Donnie does Dallas! and Pumping it with Putin! - two well known black internet titles.


Mueller enquiry is clearly set up by Trump to distract us from his moonlighting in the hardcore scene.
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:13 AM   #19
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Mueller enquiry is clearly set up by Trump to distract us from his moonlighting in the hardcore scene.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:03 AM   #20
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https://www.motherjones.com/politics...o-take-a-hike/

Cruz is finished
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:25 AM   #21
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Re: POG Politics Thread

Like people care about newspaper endorsements

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspa...election,_2016

Don't get me wrong, I want Cruz gone big time, but that article doesn't raise my hopes at all

http://www.tedcruzforhumanpresident.com/

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Old 02-17-2018, 03:45 AM   #22
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Mitch McConnell
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:12 AM   #23
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Mitch McConnell
Matt Jones 2020

(bold prediction I am sticking to

Matt Jones beats Mitch if Mitch runs again

If Mitch doesn't run again Matt Jones keeps his comfortable radio gig, and a Republican replaces Mitch)
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:26 AM   #24
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Old title was way better. I might have to boycott on principle.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:53 AM   #25
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Quavo dreamcrushed some little girl last night at the NBA celebrity all-star game.

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