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What are your views on the impact of the re-election of George W. Bush?

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Slightly Optimistic
 20 Jun '17  21:06 : 0 recs : edited 1 time : last edit 20 Jun '17  21:07

US foreign policy - national security concerns? [Middle East forum]

Moreover see the FT's: European Nato members lobby against Trump steel crackdown

This'll hurt Germany especially.

All eyes on Germany's G20
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3dc
 20 Jun '17  15:22 : 0 recs

from boston: https://youtu.be/J8Gp00IFwbI
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MingToo
 17 Jun '17  15:36 : 0 recs

It will be interesting to see who is blamed for this collision. My money is on Putin.
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Goel
 17 Jun '17  10:35 : 0 recs

US destroyer totals itself etc


G.
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MingToo
 16 Jun '17  08:40 : 0 recs

Now that a US backed government in Ukraine might be threatened, Neo-Nazis magically appear as though they have never had any influence before and just sprouted like mushrooms.

Might be worth avoiding any Beer Halls in Kiev.

Ukraine’s ultra-right militias are challenging the government to a showdown
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Slightly Optimistic
 13 Jun '17  09:31 : 0 recs

we"?

Times have moved on. Financial weaponisation is what Germany seems to advocate for the world.
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Lord Byron
 13 Jun '17  09:01 : 0 recs

Hence empires, we arrive and we kill em all.
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Slightly Optimistic
 13 Jun '17  08:36 : 0 recs

The great convergence in economies is changing political views in the West - see Taiwan. Will Germany's G20 reflect this change, with profound implications for the huge fine likely to be imposed on the UK for leaving an EU that refuses to reform?
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Slightly Optimistic
 13 Jun '17  07:23 : 0 recs

National politics are transient, unless the world's G20 decides otherwise.

See for example Red Lines and Taiwan [07 May '17 10:10].

Panama establishes ties with China, ditches Taiwan in win for Beijing
Panama has established diplomatic ties with China and broken with Taiwan in a major victory for Beijing, which continues to lure away the dwindling number of countries that have formal relations with the self-ruled island.

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said in a televised address on Monday that Panama was upgrading its commercial ties with China and establishing full diplomatic links with the second most important customer of its key shipping canal.

Taiwan's government said it was sorry and angry over Panama's decision, and said it would not compete with China in what it described as a "diplomatic money game".

Panama's government said in a statement that it recognised there was only one China, with Taiwan belonging to the Asian giant, and that it was severing ties with Taipei.

Monday's diplomatic move could also raise questions about the future of a Chinese-backed project to build another Central American waterway to rival the Panama Canal in Nicaragua.
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3dc
 08 Jun '17  01:20 : 0 recs

Mattis changes title from Sec of Defense to To First Lord Of Destruction

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Slightly Optimistic
 07 Jun '17  09:38 : 0 recs

The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news
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Warren BuffetCar
 06 Jun '17  16:46 : 0 recs

I think I'm onto something.

That Gracie ju jitsu logo. I thought it was just innocent. But then I saw this.

Child rapist raped

A child killer was raped and tortured in prison after reportedly beating, raping, and killing his one-year, eight-month-old stepson.

Multiple reports are starting to make the rounds on child killer Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier, a Gracie Barra competitor and jiujitsu instructor,


I'm still looking for the pizza link, and the Hillary Clinton link. But I'm sure its there.

And guess what they found over his undies after he was raped in prison?

"Sex stains".

I rest my case.

WBC
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Warren BuffetCar
 06 Jun '17  16:41 : 0 recs : edited 2 times : last edit 06 Jun '17  16:42

Mingtoo,

Is the Jui-Jitsu school called 'Sex Stains Ju-Jitsu' ?

No its not. But what does Ju Jitsu mean? Wikipedia translates it as...

gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding

Like a young boys bottom maybe?

That school actively targets children too... with a logo that means boy love.

They are quite obviously massive paedos.

Now that is scientific fact. There is no real evidence for it, but its scientific fact

WBC
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George Sore Ass
 06 Jun '17  12:48 : 0 recs : edited 1 time : last edit 06 Jun '17  12:50

'Sex Stains' isn't really particularly controversial for punk or rock bands. There was actually a popular beat combo quite a while back with some toe-tapping tunes that were also deemed a bit subversive and whose name included 'sex' and a reference to firearms, which I would think should put them higher up the list of potential candidates police could waste time confirming were not violent sex offenders.
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MingToo
 06 Jun '17  11:47 : 0 recs

The Intercept claim the document is independently authenticated. That's Glenn Greenwald's site I seem to recall. He has form with NSA leaks, so I don't think it is that easy to dismiss it.

Again, as with the other leaks we have discussed ....

Why would a 25 year old contract employee who is a language specialist for Afghanistan (Pashto and Farsi) have access to a top secret report into Russian hacking of US elections.

The NSA would appear to have a serious problem these days with access authorisation. Do they just have a Western Digital NAS box with a world read/write directory in it ?
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MingToo
 06 Jun '17  10:17 : 0 recs

Are you suggesting it's not real?

No, I am sure the document is real and she leaked it. Question would be whether it is genuine information. Not hard to knock up a document and then make sure the vehemently anti-trump employees have access.
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MingToo
 06 Jun '17  10:16 : 0 recs

But this isn't quite the same as simply putting an obscure symbol in a music video. If it turned out that the band were on the sex offenders register, then perhaps it might warrant some further investigation I guess.

Or perhaps if they had named their band 'Sex Stains' ?
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George Sore Ass
 06 Jun '17  10:15 : 0 recs

The Intercept claim the document is independently authenticated. That's Glenn Greenwald's site I seem to recall. He has form with NSA leaks, so I don't think it is that easy to dismiss it.

Are you suggesting it's not real?
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George Sore Ass
 06 Jun '17  10:11 : 0 recs

So the police would be wrong to investigate someone who is flying the ISIS flag from their window ?

I would imagine police should and would probably turn up just like if someone was flying a swastika flag. In both cases, their primary concern would probably be the safety of the individual(s) mad enough to do something so stupid, given likely public reaction. If the cops turn up and it's a bunch of white guys drinking beer, having a BBQ who thought it'd be a laugh to put up an ISIS flag, they'd probably warn them to take it down and leave it at that. If they turn up and find a bunch of muslim guys, they'd probably check and add them to a watchlist even if there was no apparent crime. Similarly, if they turn up to the house flying a swastika and find a bunch of tatooed white guys with shaved heads, they'd probably check and add them to a far-right watchlist.

But this isn't quite the same as simply putting an obscure symbol in a music video. If it turned out that the band were on the sex offenders register, then perhaps it might warrant some further investigation I guess. But in itself, it probably doesn't reach the threshold of being worthy of investigation.

Similarly that guy tweeting about blowing up Robin Hood airport. In itself, it should not have been considered worthy of investigation and certainly not prosecution. If however it was a known IRA or islamic extremist symphathizer, then perhaps it should.

Context is important.

I recall some guys at an LGB demo a year or two back had an ISIS flag that turned out to be trolling ISIS, though for people not reading arabic I can understand the confusion. However this was kind of amusing.

Northern Ireland cops called out over ISIS flag
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MingToo
 06 Jun '17  10:07 : 0 recs : edited 1 time : last edit 06 Jun '17  10:08

The leakers twitter account is interesting.

"he most dangerous entry to this country was the orange fascist we let into the white house"

Link
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