Malazan Empire: The USA politics thread - - Malazan Empire

Jump to content

  • 677 Pages +
  • « First
  • 673
  • 674
  • 675
  • 676
  • 677
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

The USA politics thread - The other political idiocy - This is Democracy?

#13481 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

  • Shield Anvil
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 1,392
  • Joined: 07-February 16

Posted 02 April 2021 - 07:25 PM

 Malankazooie, on 02 April 2021 - 06:58 PM, said:

The knife is atypical (and a relief - it's weird to say that). Was expecting many killed by way of AR-15.


Or AR-15 + body armor + maybe a bomb....

This post has been edited by Azath Vitr (D'ivers: 02 April 2021 - 07:25 PM

0

#13482 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

  • Shield Anvil
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 1,392
  • Joined: 07-February 16

Posted 02 April 2021 - 07:55 PM

One of the officers has died.

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/02/983861176/2-u-s-capitol-police-injured-at-capitol-checkpoint-complex-in-lockdown

This post has been edited by Azath Vitr (D'ivers: 02 April 2021 - 07:56 PM

0

#13483 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

  • Shield Anvil
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 1,392
  • Joined: 07-February 16

Posted 03 April 2021 - 12:10 AM

Hmm, attacker probably wasn't a pro-Trump 'Christian' after all:

'Less than two hours before he was shot and killed, Green posted a number of Instagram stories on an account that appears to belong him, including links to ​other Instagram videos of Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan speaking.

"The U.S. Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!" a caption on one video read. In another post on the Instagram account, Green wrote last week that he believed Farrakhan had saved him "after the terrible afflictions I have suffered presumably by the CIA and FBI, government agencies of the United States of America."

[...] "I have suffered multiple home break ins, food poisonings, assaults, unauthorized operations in the hospital, mind control."

[...] He said that he was unemployed "after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey."

"My faith is one of the only things that has been able to carry me through these times and my faith is centered on the belief of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Jesus, the Messiah, the final divine reminder in our midst," the post continued. "I consider him my spiritual father. Without his guidance, his word, and his teachings that I've picked up on along the way, I would've been unable to continue."

[...] Green uploaded an image of a certificate that appeared to recognize a gift he had made to the Nation of Islam of $1,085. He also posted links to videos of several speeches by Farrakhan. One [...] was titled "The Divine Destruction of America."

[...] Green wrote that he had been "unknowingly" taking a drug and suffering from side effects.

"The Minister is here to save me and the rest of humanity, even if it means facing death," he wrote, appearing to reference Farrakhan. "Be willing to deny yourself and follow him, pick up your cross."'

https://www.cnn.com/...1515c0c863c887a

Not clear if he converted to Farrakhan's Islam, but in these quotes does seem to focus heavily on Christianity/Jesus. Granted, Jesus is considered a prophet in Islam, but he's not nearly as central.

Bet the right-wing is loving this. An opportunity to conflate BLM with Islamic terrorism.

This post has been edited by Azath Vitr (D'ivers: 03 April 2021 - 12:12 AM

0

#13484 User is offline   Tsundoku 

  • Make the Empire Great Again
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 3,634
  • Joined: 06-January 03
  • Location:Maison de merde

Posted 04 April 2021 - 09:30 PM

Still finding those new lows.

Trump campaign allegedly tricked supporters into making recurring donations throughout 2020
A deep investigation has uncovered the method Donald Trump’s re-election campaign used to get multiple donations from unsuspecting supporters.

https://www.news.com...c12832fc69308be
"Fortune favors the bold, though statistics favor the cautious." - Indomitable Courteous (Icy) Fist, The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

"Well well well ... if it ain't The Invisible C**t." - Billy Butcher, The Boys

"I have strong views about not tempting providence and, as a wise man once said, the difference between luck and a wheelbarrow is, luck doesn’t work if you push it." - Colonel Orhan, Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City - KJ Parker
0

#13485 User is offline   Malankazooie 

  • Elder God
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 5,421
  • Joined: 21-June 16

Posted 09 April 2021 - 12:11 AM

Seems like congress Trump-bro's goose is cooked. Matt Gaetz''s compadre might be looking to strike a plea deal.
0

#13486 User is offline   Malankazooie 

  • Elder God
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 5,421
  • Joined: 21-June 16

Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:14 PM

hooboy.

Saw one of those Trump trucks this morning. Must have been rolling it out in support of the trial going on in Minneapolis? Here's the break down:

- Upper left quadrant of truck bed, honkin' huge ass American flag.
- Upper right quadrant of truck bed, honkin' huge ass American flag.
- Lower left quadrant of truck bed, "Trump Nation" flag.
- Lower right quandrant of truck bed, "Trump Nation" flag.
- Smack dab in the middle, one of those blue American flags (a honkin' huge ass one to boot). What do those mean again? Something about police or something? dunno, anyway.

Guy was next to me, so I got a peak at who was driving. You could have dropped him in the Jan. 6 attack on stealing the fraudulent vote / Facebook live stream circle jerk and he would have fit right in. He had a camo baseball cap on to complete the look and make it a head nodding "I knew it" to remove any doubt.
0

#13487 User is offline   Cause 

  • Elder God
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 5,365
  • Joined: 25-December 03
  • Location:NYC

Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:32 PM

https://www.newsweek...n-1583037?amp=1

Is mike lindell a marketing genius profiting like crazy off the right or has he suffered a mental breakdown and throwing away millions chasing down conspiracy theories?
0

#13488 User is offline   QuickTidal 

  • General Kenobi
  • Group: Team Quick Ben
  • Posts: 18,892
  • Joined: 05-November 05
  • Location:Winden
  • Interests:Sith Beatdowns

Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:44 PM

View PostCause, on 13 April 2021 - 05:32 PM, said:

https://www.newsweek...n-1583037?amp=1

Is mike lindell a marketing genius profiting like crazy off the right or has he suffered a mental breakdown and throwing away millions chasing down conspiracy theories?


I think the best thing is that MANY much less weird sites have tried to take on Amazon and failed...so this guy is just miring himself in idiocy at this point.
"When the last tree has fallen, and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no." ~Aurora
0

#13489 User is offline   Malankazooie 

  • Elder God
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 5,421
  • Joined: 21-June 16

Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:51 PM

He's also starting a social media project called "Frank". Because, you can be frank on it I guess?

So, in that spirit, let's be frank 1) there will be no content moderation because there'll be no content. 2) Don't do crack. Crack is wack.
0

#13490 User is offline   Cause 

  • Elder God
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 5,365
  • Joined: 25-December 03
  • Location:NYC

Posted 13 April 2021 - 08:41 PM

I mean I honestly wonder if he is suffering some kind of psychosis. He claims to have even hired private investigators to look into y Fox News won’t let him live on air?

If that’s real and not PR the guy needs an intervention
0

#13491 User is offline   Primateus 

  • E Pluribus Anus
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 2,174
  • Joined: 03-July 10
  • Location:A bigger town, but still small.
  • Interests:Stuff, lots of stuff!

Posted 13 April 2021 - 09:53 PM

So, with Tucker's recent defense of Replacement Theory, you think he's going to last at Fox for much longer? And if not, how long until he's at OAN or Newsmax?
Screw you all, and have a nice day!

0

#13492 User is offline   Cause 

  • Elder God
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 5,365
  • Joined: 25-December 03
  • Location:NYC

Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:53 PM

If biden completed the pull out from Afghanistan, will America of accomplished anything from 20 years of fighting in the country?
0

#13493 User is offline   Macros 

  • D'ivers Fuckwits
  • Group: High House Mafia
  • Posts: 7,982
  • Joined: 28-January 08
  • Location:Ulster, disputed zone, British Empire.

Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:55 PM

Yes.

Trillions of dollars in the the Koch's pockets
1

#13494 User is offline   Maark Abbott 

  • [MAXIMUM DISGRUNTLEMENT]
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 3,560
  • Joined: 11-November 14
  • Location:Lether, apparently...
  • Interests:Redacted

Posted 15 April 2021 - 11:57 AM

Just read an article on phone from NBC that suggests Texas is pushing for a law or somesuch that would enable authorities to imprison or kidnap the children of parents who enable their trans kids to transition under 'child abuse'. Unsurprisingly the article has quotes from the representatives pushing for this making allusions to their favourite book character...

Can anyone confirm? Because that's a huge what the fuck America moment. One among many.



Facebook - www.facebook[dotcom]/MaarkAbbottWriting / Twitter - @MAbbottWriting / I'm on Goodreads somewhere as well

XBL - Shoryukos / Steam - Angryμaark / PSN - AngryMaark

Debut novel 'Incarnate' now available on Kindle
0

#13495 User is offline   Aptorian 

  • How 'bout a hug?
  • Group: The Wheelchairs of War
  • Posts: 23,922
  • Joined: 22-May 06

Posted 15 April 2021 - 12:13 PM

I'd like to see an article about that. We're having a similar discussion currently here in Denmark.

Some of the push back against being pro-active for transexual or gender fluid kids is that there's a worry that parents and teachers can get a bit too woke about kids sexuality. Some kids have phases where girls act like boys and want to do boy things and the other way around. This doesn't necessarily mean anything and it could be just as damaging urging kids, be they 6 years or 16, to assume an identity they have no understanding about themselves.
0

#13496 User is offline   QuickTidal 

  • General Kenobi
  • Group: Team Quick Ben
  • Posts: 18,892
  • Joined: 05-November 05
  • Location:Winden
  • Interests:Sith Beatdowns

Posted 15 April 2021 - 12:17 PM

View PostCause, on 14 April 2021 - 07:53 PM, said:

If biden completed the pull out from Afghanistan, will America of accomplished anything from 20 years of fighting in the country?


Remember that America has been at peace for like 16 years of its entire existence. So 20 years of pointless war in a country that thrives on war more often than not is nothing.
"When the last tree has fallen, and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money, oh no." ~Aurora
0

#13497 User is offline   Malankazooie 

  • Elder God
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 5,421
  • Joined: 21-June 16

Posted 15 April 2021 - 01:12 PM

In this corner MTG. In this corner AOC.

https://twitter.com/...416959321604099

Please let this happen. With covid impact, there's a dearth of entertaining content.
0

#13498 User is offline   Tsundoku 

  • Make the Empire Great Again
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 3,634
  • Joined: 06-January 03
  • Location:Maison de merde

Posted 15 April 2021 - 01:27 PM

Huh, I thought that was Magic The Gathering.

Nerd much? I don't even play CCGs.

:wacko:
"Fortune favors the bold, though statistics favor the cautious." - Indomitable Courteous (Icy) Fist, The Palace Job - Patrick Weekes

"Well well well ... if it ain't The Invisible C**t." - Billy Butcher, The Boys

"I have strong views about not tempting providence and, as a wise man once said, the difference between luck and a wheelbarrow is, luck doesn’t work if you push it." - Colonel Orhan, Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City - KJ Parker
0

#13499 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

  • Shield Anvil
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 1,392
  • Joined: 07-February 16

Posted 19 April 2021 - 03:05 PM

'The far-right paramilitary the Oath Keepers is home to active-duty law-enforcement officers who are training up other members to prepare for civil war, according to one of the group’s top figures. [...] “We have active-duty law enforcement in our organization that are helping to train us. We can blend in with our law enforcement and in fact, in a lot of cases, our training is much more advanced because of our military backgrounds.” Arroyo’s statement was backed up by Javed Ali, an ex-National Security Council senior director and FBI counterterrorism official, who said the Oath Keepers are a “unique and challenging” threat to the U.S. because a “large percentage have tactical training and operational experience in either the military or law enforcement. That at least gives them a capability that a lot of other people in this far-right space don't have.”'

https://www.thedaily...keeper-jim-arroyo-says-active-duty-cops-are-training-militia-members-for-civil-war?ref=home

'All states prohibit "militia extremists" and paramilitary activities. So why aren't they stopped?

[...] a self-assigned role of protecting people. That's illegal in Wisconsin, where the state constitution forbids armed civilians from organizing and arming themselves to assume the role of law enforcement.

In fact, all 50 states prohibit such private, military-like activities.

[...] According to the FBI: "Many militia extremists view themselves as protecting the U.S. Constitution, other U.S. laws, or their own individual liberties. They believe that the Constitution grants citizens the power to take back the federal government by force of violence if they feel it's necessary."

That belief, legal experts say, is wrong. ['Hold my beer' says the Supreme Trump Court! Well, hopefully not....] [...]

The constitutions of 48 states require the military to be under the authority of the government. This means private citizens do not have the authority to organize in a military-style fashion. Twenty-nine states also don't allow private military-like activities such as parading or conducting drills in public using firearms.

"When self-designated private militia organizations attend public rallies purportedly to keep the peace or protect the rights of protesters or counterprotesters, they likely fall within this type of prohibition, particularly if bearing arms and wearing military-style uniforms," [...]

In 25 states, unauthorized military activities are considered a crime. In Colorado, for example, instructing people how to use or make firearms or explosive devices with the intent of causing civil disorder is a class 5 felony.

[...] "well regulated Militia" in [the Second Amendment] refers to one that's sanctioned and regulated by the government, like the National Guard, and not to privately organized paramilitary groups[...]


In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm for self-defense. But the court's opinion, authored by the late conservative Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, also said the Second Amendment does not guarantee "a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."

Scalia also reiterated a Supreme Court ruling from more than a century earlier: That the Second Amendment does not prevent states from banning paramilitary organizations.


[...] Why aren't these groups stopped?

For the most part, it's because local and state governments have not enforced the laws, experts say.

"I think in many states, there's not only a lack of political will, but we also have so-called 'constitutional sheriffs' who refused to enforce the laws, [...] some law enforcement executives are sympathetic (to these groups' causes). I think most are just not very aware of militias that are operating within their jurisdictions, particularly in rural areas, and also of what the law is."

In many places, sheriffs reach out to paramilitary groups for help with law enforcement activities, such as search and rescue efforts, giving them a de facto legal status[...]


In some places, local law enforcement may simply choose not to go after heavily armed and well-trained groups[... well why don't they put those goddamn literal tanks and other military gear US police have been collecting for decades to reasonable use for once?]'

https://www.usatoday...but/6123774002/
0

#13500 User is offline   Malankazooie 

  • Elder God
  • Group: Malaz Regular
  • Posts: 5,421
  • Joined: 21-June 16

Posted 19 April 2021 - 07:42 PM

Posted Image
0

Share this topic:


  • 677 Pages +
  • « First
  • 673
  • 674
  • 675
  • 676
  • 677
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

5 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 5 guests, 0 anonymous users