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  1. On 7/11/2022 at 7:37 PM, Junior said:

     

    Fucking ridiculous that our president has to issue an executive order to make sure women don't die due to complications during their pregnancy. We're more backwards than Saudi Arabia: 

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    Saudi Arabia has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to the US-based Centre for Reproductive Studies. Abortion is legal in cases of risk to a woman's life, fetal impairment, or to protect her physical and mental health.

     

  2. For the record, I wasn't saying this is a non-issue. My point is that right-wing media outlets, such as the Daily Mail, use these types of stories to support their anti-trans viewpoints. 

    That language of the entire article is clearly biased and intended to make readers feel like the entire trans movement is wrong. Example: 

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    ‘It is hoped this will force a re-think by the NHS about this kind of barbaric surgery on patients who are told by medics it will help them.'

    :rolleyes:

    It's not intended to spark a healthy debate on a very complex topic.

  3. 16 hours ago, GOD said:

    When it was Hilary vs. Trump, and prior to Trump’s win, first of, no one knew that trump would have shoved all these Supreme Court. We had 2 god awful options, the war monger vs the unknown wild card. Some went with the unknown, the DNC didn’t offer a good option then.

    so yeah and if she didn’t get any love and people bashed her is because she had it coming. 

    No it’s because we complain that she doesn’t use the right pronouns 

  4. 1 hour ago, runa said:

    More Americans voted for Hillary than any other losing presidential candidate in US history. (see here). 

    By adopting their narrative you're just falling in their trap. That's what I'm saying.
    Blaming the "WOKES", blaming Bernie, etc., it all comes from them, from the work they are doing (and by them, I mean Republicans, Chinese, Russian, Fox news, etc.) to stir shit and divide Democrats.

    I agree with you that Democrats have a lot of work to do and are making really bad choices (Chosing an old uncharismatic man as candidate being a perfect example of bad choice), but I think the main problems have nothing to do with people not voting for Hillary, because they did. Democrats have a big problem at conveying their message. That's where they should start to work. 

    Exactly! This "let's blame ourselves the democrats" narrative needs to stop. Voter turnout has been at an all time high.

    It's not our collective fault that the entire U.S. system was designed to make sure slave-owning states with low "white" voting populations don't lose power. 

    If there are specific swing states / districts where we have lost seats in congress because Democrats decided not to vote because the candidate wasn't "woke" enough, then let's talk about that (we won't because it's not a thing).  

     

  5. 5 hours ago, KalamazooJay said:

    There is absolutely a level of despondency and frustration with the entire progressive movement here in the U.S. And I'm included in that group who is utterly disgusted with liberals, democrats, and progressives in every way. 

    When did the party of the working class become the party of corporate America? When did the party of unions become the party of social media? When did the party of local government begin to advocate for the defunding of law enforcement? They have done EVERYTHING wrong on nearly every level since Obama left office. He was brilliant at straddling the line with urban and suburban voters while STILL being able to speak to the plights of the working class in rural America. All of that is gone now and they don't have a single leader they'll elevate if they don't use the correct pronouns or stand behind the newest hashtag on Twitter. It's completely mind boggling how they think they can win a majority at anything when they don't SPEAK to the majority as a whole. NYC, LA, Seattle and Chicago ain't gonna win you the majorities in elections and the fact that they can't see that is beyond the pale. 

    I had the privilege of hosting Gretchen Whitmer (the governor of Michigan) at one of the businesses I do consulting with and she was a complete delight. An old school Democrat who can speak the language of those here in the Midwest. Someone who isn't a geriatric and would PROBABLY have been picked as VP if woke politics didn't interfere to give us Kamala and would've been far more effective since she actually, ya know, had to work to win elections. 

    Democrats had a reality check in 2016 and they didn't listen. They won with Biden in 2020 because he wasn't Trump. Now they're in dire straights for a multitude of reasons and I don't see course correction from them until they're obliterated in the midterms this year. By that time, it might be too late..... 

    I’m sorry but this is your response to a decision made by a highly conservative / biased Supreme Court 1) with a clear agenda, 2) that does not represent the majority of Americans, and 3) that was put there by Republicans? 

    yes. Got it. The problem with Democrats is that we don’t Vote for people who use the correct pronoun, even though we won the popular vote in the millions in 2016 :rolleyes: it has nothing to do with gerrymandering or the ridiculously antiquated “2 senators per state even if it’s just a handful of racists and cows” system. 

  6. On 6/24/2022 at 8:50 AM, Martin B. said:

    😭😡This country continues its free fall and faster and faster. how can we accept that women cannot do what they want with their bodies in a supposedly democratic country in 2022???Next, same sex marriage? After that, contraception? and the most infuriating thing is that all this happens and everyone seems to not give a fuck! 

    Already in the works. Just a matter of time.

     

  7. 9 hours ago, karbatal said:

    This happened on Friday and I can’t get it out of my mind. Hundreds of migrants from Sudan, fleeing from war and violence, tried to jump the fence between Morocco and the Spanish city of Melilla (an enclave in Morocco coast belonging to Spain for 500 years). There was such avalanche that more than 30 died asfíxiated. 
     

    I have no words. The brutality of Moroccan police during the situation, the complicity of Spanish authorities not condemning the tragedy, the absolute hypocrisy of all of us greeting white refugees and blocking black refugees… 
     

     

    Amen

  8. 22 hours ago, karbatal said:

    I think it’s more a USA thing? I haven’t seen a Tesla in my life 

    Definitely.

    Douchey tech bros have them in Seattle. 

    They're overpriced, overhyped and I don't think they're elegant at all. They look like a really basic car with a very plastic interior, BUT they have a big screen with "cool" apps and it can (sort of) drive itself. 

  9. 24 minutes ago, Bitch I'm Christian said:

    America was smart enough to dump Trump after one term. We've given THREE elections in a row to awful conservative governments! There'd better not be a fourth time lucky for them...

    You know damn well that man is coming back. Even if he loses reelection he's running and his fugly mug will be everywhere. 

  10. 14 hours ago, Raider of the lost Ark said:

    I think someone should give those conservative women a dose of their very own medicine and have them face the consequence of their doing. I'm waiting for a situation a man stands up and tells them to be quiet and move into the kitchen to cook and take care of the household and the children. Isn't that the place they belong to in their own worldview, isn't that the place their god wants them to be? Who do they think they are? A woman should not have any say in politics, a woman should not even have a say in her own life. A woman is meant to give birth and to be of service to men. Women think otherwise? Because there are laws or amendments to the constitution. Well, that can be changed. As we see right now. And the irony is, all of this with the support of women. 

    There is no consequence for them. They have the money to just go to a state or country that allows them to do this in private, quietly and without anyone finding out. 

  11. 17 hours ago, Michael. said:

    The US is honestly on another planet. The whole country is unhinged. Between this and QAnon, conspiracies, election fraud claims, Fox News, the whole country is fucked. I feel like they’ve gone up over the edge and there is no saving it. Imagine it being 2022 and legislation regarding interracial marriage or access to birth control is even up for discussion. What the fuck. 

    It's not necessarily true, though. It's not the whole country and that's what's so infuriating. It's a minority that controls the country and makes these decisions, and that's the problem. Look at this, which I think it does a good job at illustrating at a high level just how bad this is: 

    Mother Jones on Twitter: "By 2040, roughly 70 percent of Americans will  live in 15 states with 30 senators, while the other 30 percent, who are  whiter, older, and more rural than

    I feel hopeless. And I can't help but feel like we're swinging so far and fast in the other direction because a powerful and strong minority were SO angry and felt SO threatened that a pro-gay, pro-marijuana, pro-healthcare for all BLACK man won the presidency. Literally, 1 man who stood for everything they've used to hold down the minorities and control our population blew up in their face and they have made sure to use every sneaky trick they have in their evil book to make sure they make continue to hold us back for at least another generation.

     

  12. On 4/5/2022 at 1:48 AM, Kilt said:

    Yesterday, RIA Novosti, the Kremlin media mouth piece, published a lengthy piece titled "What Russia should do with Ukraine", which explains in detail what Russia understands by denazification. It's truly horrific:

    ☠️ The special operation revealed that not only the political leadership in Ukraine is Nazi, but also the majority of the population. All Ukrainians who have taken up arms must be eliminated.

    ☠️ Denazification means de-Ukrainianisation. Ukrainians should no longer have a national identity. Denazification of Ukraine also means its inevitable de-Europeanisation. 

    ☠️ Ukraine's political elite must be eliminated. Ordinary Ukrainians must experience all the horrors of war and absorb the experience as a historical lesson.

    ☠️ The liberated and denazified territory should no longer be called Ukraine. Denazification should last at least 25 years. 

    Link to the English translation of the full article: https://ccl.org.ua/en/news/ria-novosti-has-clarified-russias-plans-vis-a-vis-ukraine-and-the-rest-of-the-free-world-in-a-program-like-article-what-russia-should-do-with-ukraine-2/

    What the fuck the “article” is even crazier than the points you highlighted :wacko:

    Anyway, those pictures above are horrific. It’s so frightening to think we now live in a world where a few countries can do this or what ever they want and we all have to sit back and watch helplessly in horror instead of helping because it’ll just make things worse. 
     

     

  13. 4 hours ago, runa said:

    The only romanticized idea is to think Putin really wants to negotiate. THAT is what is ROMANTIC.
    After 1 month of war, it’s pretty clear that’s not what he wants and he has other things in mind. His ideas of negotiations are: here is what I want, you surrender and give it to me or we’ll keep attack you. It’s all smoke and mirror.

    So yes, I get why they fight for the country and stand for their beliefs.

    Did I ever say any of this and did I ever insinuate that I do not get why they fight for their country and / or beliefs? 

    Geez, I can't with you angry people.

  14. 3 hours ago, runa said:

    A bit of sanity, here, thank you very much.

    If Russia invaded Canada I would want my country to fight for his sovereignty as much as he can, as long as he can. And of course I will pray for help from my allies. 
     

    Putin hasn’t won yet. It’s way more difficult than he thought it would be. Ukrainian men are an inspiration.

    How is this sanity? You're all romanticizing this idea of "fighting to the death". 

    Ukraine standing up to Putin is wonderful and inspiring, but also if they WERE to reach a compromise (giving up more regions to Russia / agree not to join NATO / whatever) as a means to end this horrific bloodshed and destruction I wouldn't blame them one bit. 

    It's so easy for all of you to say this. You don't have to "pray" for allies, you're part of NATO it will happen automatically. Ukraine is alone.

     

  15. On 3/13/2022 at 12:10 PM, CzarnaWisnia said:

    I did and do condemn Putin's invasion (though it would have likely happened with whichever leader in his place), I do support the freedom of choice of the Ukrainian people (including the freedom of choice of the Ukrainian people living in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions), and I am not throwing blame around but trying to understand the situation, which is more complex than "PUTLERRRRR!!!"

    "THAT MIDGET" :wacko:

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