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It's actually a plane of existence.

My life's goal is to have this much free time. Seriously, what the fuck.

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No no, not just any Italian guy. He has to be a mechanic. Plumbers are fine.

ETA: Maybe it isn't the Italian part, maybe it's the mechanic part. The guy just happened to be Italian this time. Is "mechanic" a race?

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I realized today that I am somewhat racist against middle-aged Italian guys who have mustaches, if they also own a mechanic shop. I don't know how to feel about this other than ashamed and a little bit confused.

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I was just reading a good article on that: https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-james-comey-told-me-about-donald-trump

This disturbs me, not just because of the content and character of this kind of inappropriate contact, but because it still technically comes down to how Comey "felt" about it. There may be nothing overtly criminal in it. It's unusual, even inappropriate ethically, but not illegal. And even if it was illegal, there's a whole ocean full of ways for Trump loyalists to call it hearsay and speculation. Hopefully when Comey testifies later this/next month, or at least in private conversations with Mueller's investigation, he can bring something more than "he made me feel dirty". But Comey at least seems to be a person who is smart enough not to get himself into the situation he's in now with nothing to back himself up.

Nothing to hide...

The fact that this is already public knowledge is great, but I hope Rosenstein can come through on this waiver. Given Mueller's own history in the DOJ/FBI, I don't doubt his personal honesty or thoroughness just because he worked for a firm that represented Trump (unlike Lieberman who owns a firm that represents Trump and is apparently about to be nominated for the FBI directorship). But my paranoid half worries he was the one appointed as Special Counsel precisely because of this rule, in order to insulate Trump and his closest circle from the investigation.

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So, today's roundup:

Someone whose named rhymes with Kared Jushner is being investigated by the FBI for their links to the ever-expanding Russia scandal.

The Special Counsel's team has been looking into the impeachment process "for research purposes".

The Israeli agent who was burned by Trump was not only an asset on ISIS, but also on Hezbollah.  Israeli intelligence is beyond outraged at this. 

And Russian officials bragged that they could use Michael Flynn to influence Trump.

Also I just saw another one of those "someone close to Comey" things, saying Comey is now convinced Trump was intentionally trying to sway him on the Russia investigation. Maybe a twig, but on the fire it goes.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Banning Nazis from PD
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:04:47 pm »
My only thought on the matter that hasn't already been expressed by another is that if we're banning an idea we don't like and every fool that spouts it openly here then perhaps the board needs to seriously consider what sort of folks and ideas are desirable and seek them out by some means. If we're to be active in exclusion we might do well to be active in inclusion.

Also... much of what is known about the problem came directly from some wannabe "NAZI" fools that couldn't KYFMS to save their souls or from searches into their spouted bullshit. In banning the occasional fuckers coming here we exclude the possibility of incidental info coming to us. Do we begin to seek it out or sit happy in our new "clean" little space here and play 5 word story while they busily push their message elsewhere?

Is this ultimately about a more comfortable board or about actually intending to prepare for a real fight?

To me, it is about not wasting time. Activity is picking up again on PD and I am in favor of protecting the flow of constructive ideas. I doubt this ban will be used more than once or twice a month at most, and we will likely tolerate people who have implied they are racist shit's until they remove all doubt. The only ones who will get smashed are the ones who, as you said, are too dumb for KYFMS.

I know this seems like a huge step and maybe a betrayal of some high ideal of unconditional tolerance, but I don't really care. As Stephen King might say, the world has moved on.

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So you come in here with "helpful advice" on how we can better "defend" abortion, because the left are idiots, and we are doing it wrong. Over the course of 6 dreadfully predictable pages, you (of course) wander from "here, dummies, let me help you" to "my main problem with abortion". So you out yourself as having entered the thread under false pretenses to begin with. You're not interested in improving arguments in favor of abortion rights, you are actually a pro-life fanatic. This explains why any honest attempt to enlighten you as to the reasons why certain arguments are or are not employed, fails to enlighten you. You are not here for information, you are here to preach.

I'm not exposing anything everyone hasn't already seen here, of course. But maybe this will help you understand why no one is taking you seriously. You know, besides the fact that your "arguments" are stupid and not worth real consideration.

You've mistaken PoFP (original poster, bipedal) for PDS (this guy, screeches on knuckles).

so I have. oh well.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: May 19, 2017, 06:12:02 am »
At the end of the 22nd century, the last dying civilization on Earth launches a generation ship to a newly discovered, habitable planet as humanity's desperate last attempt at survival. The ship travels uneventfully for over 200 years, passing down history and instilling every new wave of citizens with deep loyalty to the ship's great purpose. But a faction arises that have convinced themselves the whole story is a lie, and that the ship isn't even really in space at all but is actually a subterranean prison. They demand to wrest control of the ship from the automated systems piloting it to their destination in order to unlock various off-limits zones and "airlocks" which must be the way out of the ship. They win, and evacuate all the air into space, and humanity's last hope dies.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Banning Nazis from PD
« on: May 19, 2017, 02:55:25 am »
I vote in favor of banning white nationalists on sight, without warning on the first infraction, so long as appropriate signage is displayed somewhere. As Salty says, there's nothing to gain from having them here. They will not convince anyone here, and we will not convince them. The world is not what it was 10 years ago, and we are deep into the Zombie Apocalypse. No sense pleading with zombies not to eat brains.

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So you come in here with "helpful advice" on how we can better "defend" abortion, because the left are idiots, and we are doing it wrong. Over the course of 6 dreadfully predictable pages, you (of course) wander from "here, dummies, let me help you" to "my main problem with abortion". So you out yourself as having entered the thread under false pretenses to begin with. You're not interested in improving arguments in favor of abortion rights, you are actually a pro-life fanatic. This explains why any honest attempt to enlighten you as to the reasons why certain arguments are or are not employed, fails to enlighten you. You are not here for information, you are here to preach.

I'm not exposing anything everyone hasn't already seen here, of course. But maybe this will help you understand why no one is taking you seriously. You know, besides the fact that your "arguments" are stupid and not worth real consideration.

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The biggest question with Trump is how much of it is corruption and how much is just stupidity. I know a lot of you don't believe he could really be that stupid but personally that's been my impression of him from the beginning.

It's difficult to imagine that a president could be as stupid as this man apparently is, but I have to admit my hesitation to believe it is based more on some assumption that you have to be smart to make it that far than on any observable evidence. He does somehow manage to defy the laws of political physics, but that is the result of the artery of hatred he's tapped into more than his own doing. Whether or not he is "stupid" because he is actually too unintelligent to understand things, or because he's never exercised any mental muscle other than "throw money at it until it goes away", I don't know. He obviously lacks even a basic understanding of civics, history, and even economic theory beyond buzzwords, and the result is the same either way.

As for corruption, I don't think Trump sees "corruption" as a thing that even exists. In his mind, if he can make a move and get away with it, it's fair game. He seems to be completely amoral, absolutely untethered to other human beings no matter how close they are. It's very likely deep inside mental illness or sociopathy territory, to a point where he might not be "corrupt", only because he is incapable of conceiving of any such concept. The people around him, however, are obviously corrupt. Whether it is by Russians or just money and power is unclear and really not the question.

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Propaganda Depository / Re: Banning Nazis from PD
« on: May 18, 2017, 03:18:19 pm »
If we want to create a world where race doesn't matter and no one has to suffer more just because the color of their skin, that has to include White people.

For everyone to be treated equally, everyone has to be treated equally.

White people should be free to advocate their interests like everyone else.

Only punching White people for doing what every other race does unfairly causes them to suffer more just because the color of their skin.

You are NOT fighting for a world where race doesn't matter. If race didn't matter to you, you wouldn't hold White people to a completely different standard. You are fighting for a world where White people are discriminated against.

Associating every pro-White sentiment with hate and violence, to instantly censor it, is what leads to the more extreme manifestations.

Is stopping the evil Nazis from living in a separate community something you would die for? You'd die before actually treating everyone equally and letting White people form communities based on their shared identities too? You'd die just to make sure White people suffer more just because the color of their skin?

It's adorable when you pretend to use logic.

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It's also amusing to see the Kekites and bots on social media mobilizing to try and counter the Comey memo story. Sadly for them, all they can do is drag up tired old accusations against Hillary ("Seth Rich was murdered for some reason!" and "Emails!" again). I watched a couple of threads trying to make Michelle Obama's school lunch program somehow pertinent to the conversation. But something seems to have cracked yesterday, and despite the obvious attempt to flood the twitterverse with that nonsense, it isn't sticking. I'm not optimistic enough to think that's going to to hold true indefinitely now, but they're having PR issues they haven't had before. The general public sense appears to be that whatever Hillary is or isn't, that's old news and has no real bearing anymore on the discussion.

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And, apparently, Comey has begun releasing memos describing every conversation he had with Trump. The first one alleges that Trump directly asked him to end the FBI's investigation of Flynn. The White House denies it all, of course. More "Fake News!", I suppose. But when that excuse doesn't work, tomorrow Trump will be all over Twitter telling us how he has "absolute right" to do whatever he wants because look at how much red is on that electoral map.

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