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Probably should look at some of their more recent history.

I doubt the Poles are going to be much help.

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Probably some great pole dancers though

I think it raked over his face as it came off. Probably checking if his nose is broken or just hurts a lot.

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3 points · 4 hours ago

Yea, the very last second he really does look like he's in pain by how he's moving.

He’s just joking. He got his head cut off.

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lol, I see

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Original Poster496 points · 11 hours ago

Yes, broken arm and shattered wrists. Along with some bruises. Thats all I got from the one article I could find.

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It looks like he almost missed it.

I would say not generous enough. Ok yea climate change = bad but that's probably all you can garner out.

And holy fuck are statistics butchered here

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Statistics like saying 50-99% of reddit users are bad at science?

WAY WAy Way way .........

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Hmmmm... something fishy going on, sure seems like there's an echo in this chamber

Hmmmm... something fishy going on, sure seems like there's an echo in this chamber

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Chamber chamber chamber

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Came here to say that. Oh well , someone has got to do it

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42 points · 18 hours ago

Came here

The problem with reusable washable straws is that for people with immune conditions or people with low motor skills cannot easily wash their own straws.

Also your guess that people will accommodate those that need straws isn’t untrue entirely. But places that have enacted the straw bans people are already being shamed for asking for straws, “so you don’t give a shit about the environment, huh?” And servers refuse to give straws to people. It’s already happening. Just like disability activists were saying all along.

And to your point about filing a law suit most disabled people don’t have much money so how do you expect these law suites to be filed? Also many businesses are already inaccessible. The threat of law suites hasn’t stopped any one from building only stairs as the only entrance to their businesses.

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-1 points · 18 hours ago

This is so ridiculous.

So everyone needs to be given a plastic straw because a tiny portion of the population will be shamed when asking for them?

36 points · 1 day ago

CA passed a simple law that says you must ask for a straw before a restaurant will give you one. Because before, if servers put straws on the table, you are suppose to toss those out even when unused.

It makes fucking sense. I don't get why conservatives lost their god damn minds.

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And of all the one time use plastics, straws are so unnecessary.

They definitely increase aggregate demand which can create more local jobs, but the connection is weaker than it has ever been with a declining share of economic activity going towards increasing wages and, in a gloablized economy, a declining share of consumption that is truly domestic.

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7 points · 1 day ago

a declining share of economic activity going towards increasing wages

You attribute this to immigration?

Not exclusively, but it's inarguable that immigration policies like TFW exacerbate the problem and it's a pretty strong argument that increased labour supply is very effective at driving down wages.

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2 points · 1 day ago

Increased labor supply also creates labor demand. The workers pay for a place to live, buy food, etc.

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10 points · 1 day ago

Batchet Crazy

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3 points · 1 day ago

You know it baby ;)

Now he's suggesting that ISIS propaganda was created by Russia/Iran to encourage fighters to join the rebels so that Assad would look the good guy.

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-5 points · 1 day ago

So why don't you try and make fun of me behind my back like some fucking loser

3 points · 1 day ago

You realize most people who follow this conflict largely follow twitter / telegram activists and fighter media groups, such as rebel media groups, AMAQ, and even pro gov media groups.

Quite often these are the same sources that most media will cite.

But, they may have over assumed your knowledge of the conflict.

So how exactly have you been following this conflict? What sources / activists / groups have you been following?

Do you follow news releases / on the ground media releases (such as pictures or video) / text content from sources on the ground or who report on what activists are saying?

As I am sure you must understand by such a point that almost every source related to this conflict reporting from syria is pushing at least one form of propaganda, and to blankly discredit a side because it goes against your perspective is often a dangerous mindset.

which is why the quality of sources are often graded from where the information is gained from, and which other sources report on it.

So it would be interesting to know:

  1. Which sources / methods of following the conflict do you use?

  2. How actively do you follow the conflict, and which aspects of the conflict do you follow?

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-1 points · 1 day ago

Well I certainly don't spend hours every day watching twitter feeds and youtube videos!

But good job putting your conspiracy theories out there, you're really sticking it to the "MSM"!

Right, I must be an "Assad supporter" because I believe trying to replace the entire regime at this point would only lead to more violence. I find it pretty silly that you only seem to care about Assad being out of the picture, as if the rest of the Ba'ath party would simply disappear or the opposition would finally be happy with his replacement figurehead.

You might as well block everyone on the sub since you only seem capable of crying "troll!" to everyone that you disagree with while never actually offering your own opinions.

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0 points · 1 day ago

I will block everyone that repeats the same droned on talking points. I'm not going to spend my day in pointless discussions with people that are either insane or are paid trolls.

The party could hypothetically put the blame on Assad and could maybe pick up the pieces after they locked him up or executed him.

There are a lot of situations that could lead to less suffering. Assad being in power will not help.

It's crazy for you to suggest that Assad is the peaceful option.

Absolutely fucking crazy.

How stupid do you think I am?

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We are at a time where the majority of Americans get their news from social media.

For decades Broadcast news, newspapers and other traditional means of news reporting has been the scourge of world dictators and the envy of repressed people seeking freedoms.

Now imagine if the LA Times, in need of content, decided it would be fine to let ISIS pretend to be Americans and write false stories in order to recruit Americans to their ideology.

That is what’s happening here, right now on Reddit. Because social media is such a new technology, our enemies have learned how to weaponize it, before our general population could understand it.

Reddit could make it REALLY fucking simple and identify country of origin of articles and users. Then Spez wouldn’t be a useful idiot anymore.

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4 points · 1 day ago

Reddit could make it REALLY fucking simple and identify country of origin of articles and users. Then Spez wouldn’t be a useful idiot anymore.

What about VPN's?

6 points · 1 day ago

Block all VPN IPs. Not difficult -- Netflix is able to do it, Reddit can too.

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7 points · 1 day ago

That would make things interesting if it worked.

It would be great to see which subs would be suddenly deserted.

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11 points · 1 day ago

There is a lot of circumstantial evidence, as well as real evidence for collusion (tower meeting), and obstruction (firing Comey over Russier thing.)

His lawyer has implicated him in crimes.

Plus, he acts guilty.

All the signs are pointing to yes

There are Russian bots on many subs... this is all just an attempt to silence T_D.

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5 points · 1 day ago

They're active in sections that further their agenda.

Syriancivilwar is full of accounts that defend Assad and try to paint the civilians of Syria as terrorists. They follow the same trend of claiming the main stream media is all in cahoots and are just making stuff up about Syria. They won't deny the hundreds of thousands killed or that half of Syria has fled the country, but somehow they're ok with that.

17 points · 1 day ago

I see trump and republican ads smearing democrats all the time on youtube, and ive said fuck trump on this phone thousands of times lol!

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5 points · 1 day ago

If you were a Trump supporter, they wouldn't need to advertise to you.

You could be targeted simply because you're in a battleground state.

I watch TYT, The Majority Report, and Secular Talk on YouTube and I was getting pro gun ads, Republican campaign spots, and FULL Prauger U vids, as ads for a while. And the right claims it’s being deplatformed. SMH

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8 points · 1 day ago

Prager U is such garbage. They'll pay anyone with credentials that look impressive to feed you bullshit.

I saw a man claim that since plants breathe co2, that climate change is good for the planet.

It's like watching someone claim that floods are fine because plants drink water.

Ppl in TD justify this quote by saying “He says they let you do it which implies consent”. Not joking.

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17 points · 1 day ago

Someone should tell them that the consent usually goes before the act

Okay. Well then nevermind me. But definitely Canadian. And in the end, isn't that what really matters?

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5 points · 2 days ago

It's the best gender

And here's the funny name guy again.

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2 points · 3 days ago

A truly tasty response

4 points · 3 days ago

Just don't get angry over it and bring out your redwarblade.

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4 points · 3 days ago

This conversation is batchet crazy

3 points · 3 days ago

To be fair that didn't look like it was going in, seems like a display issue as it went through the green for a second and then calculated the actual position above the green... Odd though.

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Original Poster1 point · 3 days ago

Yea, I thought it could've simply "bounced out" (I don't even think playdemic programmed that to be possible) but it looks like it was going to miss by a tiny amount.

the fact it looks like it was going through the ground (not in the hole) makes it look like a visual glitch when the physics engine already called it out.

2 points · 3 days ago

I'm pretty sure I saw "Hole in One" in the video you posted..

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A hole in one on a par 4 is also an albatross. On a par 5, it's a condor.

I see your speech and raise you with this:

Look, having nuclear—my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart—you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!—but when you're a conservative Republican they try—oh, do they do a number—that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune—you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged—but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me—it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right—who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners—now it used to be three, now it’s four—but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years—but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us.

~Donald Trump

Interestingly, this was also said in South Carolina.

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31 points · 3 days ago

I've seen this snippet of his speech quoted a lot and there really is a ton of other material out there

Just off the top of my head, I can recall him saying, "There's no collusion, everyone's been saying there's no collusion, the only reason they say that there's collusion is because there's no collusion."

There was this gem from a rally in Montana:

"Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important."

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-mouth-musical-instrument/

I think he often projects on other people when he doesn't know something, he says stuff like, "other people didn't know this thing, did you know that?" a lot:

“When I was growing up we had what was called vocational schools. They weren’t called community colleges. ‘Cause I don’t know what that means, a community college. To me, it means a 2-year college. I don’t know what it means. But I know what vocational. And I tell people, call it vocational from now on. It’s a great word. It’s a great word. Call it vocational, and technical, perhaps. But use vocational, because that’s what it’s all about. People know what that means. We don’t know what a community college means.”

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/analysis/2018/03/29/minute-by-minute-at-donald-trumps-rambling-ohio-infrastructure-speech.html

We can add these to the list.

No puppet. No Puppet. You’re the puppet!

This is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water

I'm very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words ...but there is no better word than stupid. Right ?

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26 points · 3 days ago

It's crazy. We could probably go on forever just taking snippets of his speeches, but even on the whole, they're all terrible. They're not just stupid, they're pointlessly boisterous, even in situations when he could be giving an inspiring and uplifting speech, he's starting shit off with how much they won the election. He rambles about how great things have been since taking over and how shitty things used to be. It wouldn't be so bad if he was bragging about legitimate accomplishments, but so much of what he says is simply not true.

And here we are, examining yet another fucking tweet where he's criticizing his predecessor at something when he's god awful at it.

I am biased because I believe Obama was an amazing president but I think even most critics of him can say he was a pretty good orator. When he wasn't thinking off the top of his head where he would interject an "uh" here and there, his speeches were extremely well delivered.

Here is what he was saying in sept of 2011:

"The men and women who built this institution understood that peace is more than just the absence of war. A lasting peace -- for nations and for individuals -- depends on a sense of justice and opportunity, of dignity and freedom. It depends on struggle and sacrifice, on compromise, and on a sense of common humanity."

(https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2011/09/21/remarks-president-obama-address-united-nations-general-assembly)

It's like night and day.

What I find especially hilarious is that in the tweet he claimed that Obama doesn't have a clue. Did anyone in Obama's white house ever write a book about how he was incompetent, possibly suffering from dementia? How about several? How many times has somebody around Obama said he was a fucking moron?

Maybe Trump had a hard time listening to Obama's speeches because the words were too big for him.

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Do you see the hub bub that a few Russians buying 100 grand in Facebook ads has caused over here? Well, Soros does the same thing in countless countries around the world, except he's spending hundreds of millions (in countries where the dollar goes a lot farther than over here). He is the world's single biggest election meddler.

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7 points · 3 days ago · edited 3 days ago

The fb ad purchases were a small part of a much larger investment.

I don't know everything about Soros but I've never heard of anyone doing anything close to what happened in the '16 election.

I'll give em about tree fiddy. They'll calm down.

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12 points · 4 days ago

God damnit woman, you know he's just gonna come back for more

which at least suggests that in general, Chinese people scam more on average.

And this might be a truthful statement. If it's a cultural phenomenon, it means that it occurs more in a specific culture than in some others.

The reasons for a cultural phenomenon are much more complicated and might not be systemic at all. If he doesn't know what the reasons are, then it's more prudent for him to not speculate on those reasons. If I don't know why 2+2=4 (perhaps I don't know what the symbols stand for or whatever), I can still make the assertion that it is 4 because I have empirically observed it to be true. It would be a somewhat justified true belief.

OP even calls for more knowledgeable people to explain more in-depth, which I think is more than generous.

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0 points · 4 days ago

That's the thing, a couple posters before don't even know if there's any truth to the statement, they're too lazy to investigate themselves but they spread the idea anyway.

Do Chinese people scam more than other people? I doubt it.

Spreading it and assuming that there's nothing wrong is how ignorance breeds

What leads you to doubt it? Is it because you doubt all anecdotal evidence? Does that make you non-ignorant?

In a casual discussion, what do you think the standards for making statements should be?

Personally, I think you can make anecdotal statements all you want. They're not worthless, you just need to keep in mind that they're anecdotal. If you can't, well, maybe the general education system failed you.

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2 points · 4 days ago

I'm not wasting any more time on this discussion.

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