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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by bricktop, Jan 17, 2017.
fantastic anti Trump rant starts at 51 min
just venting lol
saw this on a politics stream i was watching
despite this guy getting annihilated by Sam he was 10000x more likable than most libertarians and not nearly as crazy
Yeah he was pretty gracious in eating the heaping levels of shit that was getting dumped upon him.
streamer i was watching it played this debate right after playing the guy at the libertarian convention who drops the A DRIVERS LICENSE, WHATS NEXT, A LICENSE TO OPERATE MY TOASTER line
he mostly just screamed at Sam
Sam being disappointed he missed some of the debates was the best part.
Also streamer? Is that twitch?
yeah, been a bunch of lefties who have started to stream on there, best one is Hasan Piker who you've probably run across elsewhere
I’ve seen clips of his streams on YT, Young Turks ect.
I mostly agree w his politics but he’s kind of obnoxious. Can’t listen to him for long. I don’t know what it is.
So w twitch ... is it basically just watch people react to other political videos? I know it was originally to stream games. But just sitting watching someone, feels weird to me.
Idk i may have the wrong impression of political twitch streams.
It cuts off before the end of the conversation.
i turn it on in the evening when i'm reading or doing shit, its largely current events talk, interacting with chat members, guests come on to talk about whatever, lots of debates, some review of other peoples content/videos, etc
its basically just a low rent version of cable news shows which I shouldn't watch but is amusing for background noise
The last clip of Hassan streaming he was just sitting at his desk shoveling a burrito bowl into his mouth and getting super angry at the people in his comments section. Lol
Twitch ages the people on it in dog years
if you active watch twitch streams you're a sociopath, but it seems like twitch has blown up as everyone has multiple screens in front of them at any given time
Sam Seder debating Darryl Perry (toaster license guy) is how I discovered him. Left is Best
This premieres on Netflix tonight:
Yeah, I really can’t listen to most of the other popular left shows anymore because of how good he, and to a lesser extent, Michael are.
Among many things, the house should be expanded.
I didn’t expect VR to match real life so quickly
Respect to some American heroes:
Audio book from Robert Evans. He does the Behind the Bastards podcast.
What exactly are post like this suppose to highlight?
Surely no one needs a reminder that SF is one of those most expensive cities in the world?
Save us President Xi
Those chinese kids need to be less idealistic and more realistic and focus on careers that can actually make them money down the road
They should look into trade school
contrapoints is so fucking good
When the Cato institute can acknowledge something the rest of conservatives cant... Color me shocked - no saracasm
In 1789, year they wrote the Constitution, that IS an assault rifle, a battlefield gun, a weapon of war
Jon Bon Jovi said he was inspired to write the lyrics for “Livin’ on a Prayer” by the trickle-down economics of the Reagan era
If dudes ever question why women don't report rapes, you can show them the video below. Mateen Cleaves was found not guilty of rape. His attorney's explanation of the video - "All you saw there was a gentleman going out to make sure that a lady wasn’t walking around a motel naked.”
I could understand a hung jury with some fanboy, but acquittal in less than three hours? There has to be something major missing from this report that was brought up at trial.
Did you see how she was dressed? She was asking for it.
Someone told me that there was evidence that her and her boyfriend conspired this as a setup. But I’m not entirely sure I believe that
There has to be something. Or prosecutorial malpractice. Even in our shit system, I can't imagine 12 people acquitting on that evidence and eyewitness testimony.
Well, someone on this board works in the prosecutors office and bragged about the initial charges. I’d tag him but don’t want to fuck up this thread. That’s more of a shitpit activity
So perhaps they overcharged, and the jury overcorrected a perceived slight or on charges that didn't fit the crime prosecuted in court.
It’s all pretty weird, because why would anyone conspire against Mateen Cleaves at this point. It’s not like he has money.
Reminds me of this active shooter workplace spoof:
we need a dystopia thread imo
Jeanine Pirro's 'Great Replacement Theory' Paranoia.
Jeanine Pirro lets the camera have it.
Jeanine Pirro is Fox News loudest voice. Her hyperventilating paranoia is always dialed to ‘11’. And in her nasal, staccato, New York accent, she spends each Saturday evening on Fox News raving about some socialist/liberal plot the left is about to unleash on the United States — and the threatened right-wing patriots who guard ‘this great nation’.
This Thursday she brought her schtick to Fox Nation’s Todd Starnes radio show. Her topic? The ‘great replacement theory’. In her words:
“Their plan and their plot to remake America is to bring in the illegals, change the way the voting occurs in this country, give them licenses, they get to vote maybe once, maybe twice, maybe three times.”
And just in case you didn’t get the point, she added:
“You’ve got motor voter registration on the day of the election, we’ve got voter rolls that haven’t been purged of dead people in years, where the Democrats have resisted that. Think about that, it is a plot to remake America. To replace American citizens with illegals.”
This ‘great replacement theory’ first came to prominence during the 2017 neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, VA when the white nationalists chanted “Jews will not replace us”. These demented people believe that progressive elites are binging in Hispanics to replace white Americans. Which raises the question, where do all the replaced white Americans end up?
In the classic 1956 horror movie, ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ humans are replaced with extraterrestrials grown in pods, each exactly resembling a particular individual. But the film does not explain where the replaced humans go. And neither does Pirro.
And that’s where these conspiracy theories fall apart. They lack internal logic. Consider the one where the UN is going to take over the US and dictate land use policy. What is the mechanism of this takeover? The UN has no standing military. And if they did, how would they win a war against America in America?
We ignore international bodies we don’t like. So the UN could go blue in the face for all the good the resolutions and finger-wagging would do.
And then there is the gun grab theory. How does that work? Is a SWAT team sent to every gun owner’s house in the US? Even if police departments across the US had the manpower — which I highly doubt — do gun zealots really think that the governors of red states would allow it? Even blue states would hardly be receptive to some presidential fiat.
So would the government send in the army? Hardly. In the unlike event of some such order I suspect the military ‘planning’ would take so long that the idea would sputter out. (Aside: I believe the Chiefs of Staff have a similar contingency slow down in the event an unhinged Trump orders a nuclear strike.)
Pirro’s host Todd Starnes is no stranger to hyperbole. He recent compared immigrants to Nazi invaders. Which is absurd. Where are their tanks, artillery, and dive-bombers — their mechanized people transports? If Starnes wants to use Nazi imagery, a better comparison would be to the moneyless, persecuted Jews soon to be sent to concentration camps. Yes, that’s more accurate.
But, back to Pirro and her xenophobic rantings. She claims these ‘illegals’, with their freshly minted driver’s licenses, would be out there voting ‘maybe three times’. But despite Kris Kobach and Trump’s desperation to find voter fraud, none showed up. If Americans can’t vote three times how is an ‘illegal’ going to do it? And if ‘illegals’ (there are 11 million) aren’t already voting, on what grounds can Pirro claim new ones will — even once?
Pirro isn’t a one-hit-wonder. She made serial prognostications of Obama power-mad, power-grabs that never materialized. Much as Pat Robertson has been 100% wrong on his cataclysmic decimation predictions.
Now she has a new book out, ‘Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge. The Left’s Plot to Remake America’. Here’s her description of it: “This is about the left's plot to remake America. Where there's no more presumption of innocence, no more free speech & where law & order is gone.” This book picks up from where her previous effort left off. “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy”.
I guarantee that, if you were to read either one, none of her arguments would have any more coherence than her theory of white replacement. However, I won’t be reading either as I recommend against books with alliterative titles. That literary technique is a favorite of neophyte high school essayists and shallow thinkers. (See Mike Huckabee and “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.)
It’s interesting to see a Lebanese woman pushing the “great replacement theory”
That’s cute they have Biden on there as if he actually wants to do anything.
Love this so much, probably belongs here rather than the Trump thread.
Charleston church mass shooting victims may sue federal government over gun purchase, court rules
In 2015, a male white supremacist entered Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina and shot and killed nine black Americans (and injured three others) in their place of worship during a Bible study. On Friday, a federal appeals court ruled that survivors of this mass shooting can sue the U.S. government because its negligence allowed the shooter to buy the gun, to begin with.
How did this work? Basically, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the government was not immune under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) or the Brady Act. A three-judge panel looked at 16 lawsuits that called to question the means by which the government decides who can and cannot buy a gun. Basically, the government’s vetting process and how reliable it actually is in reality.
If the white supremacist in question had an appropriate, complete background check, he wouldn’t have been qualified to buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer. In this particular case, the shooter had admitted to drug possession in the past, which should have been a disqualifier. But, in layman’s terms, because of “confusion” on behalf of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Examiner (this is the negligence part) and its subsequent delay of the review, the firearms dealer sold the shooter the gun anyway.
“The government has to do what the law requires,” Williams Wilkins, who represents the victims and is a former chief judge himself, said in an interview as reported by Yahoo. “It failed to do that in this case.”
Previously, a lower court dismissed this case. But on Friday, the 4th Circuit revived the case and ruled that the lower court judge was incorrect. At this point, the 4th Circuit ruling can (in theory) also be appealed in the future.
"The families are one step closer to closure," Wilkins told BuzzFeed News in an interview on Friday. "What this case said was that the government by law is tasked with developing and implementing and maintaining a system that identifies individuals who by law are not entitled to possess a weapon ... every case is tied to the facts, but this case says that the government is not immune from discharging its responsibilities."
The shooter, who is now 25-years-old, was sentenced to death on January 2017. He was convicted on 33 federal counts, including hate crimes. Three months later, he also pleaded guilty to state murder charges. He was then sentenced to nine consecutive life terms without parole. He is currently being held at a high-security facility, the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
This is a tremendous amount of justice that’s finally being served, though it’s still one step in a long, long process. On the bigger picture, it’s consistently been near-impossible for survivors of mass shootings to sue the government. None of this brings back lives lost, but it’s a step in the right direction for accountability—and hopefully, serious legislative change.