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by Moggy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:26 pm

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by captain red dog » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:29 pm

I just read about a guy jailed in 1994 for selling weed to a police informant, and because he had legally owned guns in his own house he got done for felony possession of a firearm as well and got 60 years.

Weed has since been made legal in his state.

The US justice system is so bad it is beyond belief.

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by Tomous » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:17 pm

The US Justice System is just another way rich people make money off the poor.

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by Alvin Flummux » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:53 pm

It's a boot on the neck of the poor.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Moggy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:00 pm

The 13th Amendment ensured they could keep slavery and nobody would care because they were just "criminals".

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by KK » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:31 pm

CNN just aired a hilarious video package of Trump promising action on stuff “in 2 weeks” and he’s been promising it for 4 MONTHS, and literally nothing ever gets done. It’s a running joke. The equivalent of telling the wife you’ll put the shelf up (in a year).

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Tomous » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:39 am

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Imagine showing this to someone 20 years ago and saying this is going to be a real interview with the President of America in 2020.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by captain red dog » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:52 am

That interview confirms to me that Trump has a very low IQ with the benefit of an expensive education and and ton of cash.

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:53 am

Was waiting for the curb your enthusiasm music at the end

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:39 pm

I mean, yeah. Hard to disagree with a big chunk of that.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Rax » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:57 pm

Pretty much nails it yeah, it doesnt matter what he does, its just important thats hes not "liberal". Depressing really.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:09 pm

Rax wrote:Pretty much nails it yeah, it doesnt matter what he does, its just important thats hes not "liberal". Depressing really.


Depressingly accurate.
Some Republicans have this really odd hatred of Liberals and seem to think everything bad is part of a Liberal plot to destroy America.

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by Photek » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:12 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Rax wrote:Pretty much nails it yeah, it doesnt matter what he does, its just important thats hes not "liberal". Depressing really.


Depressingly accurate.
Some Republicans have this really odd hatred of Liberals and seem to think everything bad is part of a Liberal plot to destroy America.

Still, the US is not majority Republican voters. The moderates that went with Trump to 'shake up the sytem' will not do it again.

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by Trelliz » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:21 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Rax wrote:Pretty much nails it yeah, it doesnt matter what he does, its just important thats hes not "liberal". Depressing really.


Depressingly accurate.
Some Republicans have this really odd hatred of Liberals and seem to think everything bad is part of a Liberal plot to destroy America.


I guess destroying America themselves is worth the cost as it means "owning the libs". What a bizarre state of affairs that watching the country fall down around you is fine as long as you didn't show one ounce of compassion or care for another human being.

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by jiggles » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:02 pm

While the stat Swan is focusing on in that interview is *the* most important one for measuring a country’s effectiveness at dealing with the virus, it’s probably worth keeping in mind that Trump’s stat is also an important measure. It indicates both how effectively a country is testing for and treating the virus, and the UK is the third worst in the world in this regard.

Positive COVID cases in the UK leads to a COVID death in a staggering 15% of cases, versus 3% in the US. If you’ve tested positive here you are literally 5 times more likely to die than a person who tested positive there. Granted, there’s no way to discern whether that’s solely down to an absolutely embarrassing number of infections going untested here, or (more likely), a combination of that and the NHS not being able to provide the average COVID case the care they need.

So Trump has a *bit* of a point in that a each COVID case in the US isn’t the same as a case elsewhere. They look to be doing better than most in testing and treating. But they’re doing absolutely shite in terms of stopping it spreading

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by Hexx » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:48 pm

I thought it was down to the government basically shoving all he deaths into care homes?

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PostRe: US Politics 2
by captain red dog » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:50 pm

I think when it comes to death rates against known infections, its probably not a good way to compare nations. We don't have an adequate testing system in place here, infections are likely far higher. Also all nations tend to record Covid deaths different which can also make things a little muddy.

The bottom line from death per capita is that the UK has done badly and so has the US.


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