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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Aridas
On the Russian home front - Moscow Canceling...

On the Russian home front -

Moscow Canceling Registrations Of Opposition Candidates By The Dozens As Political Clampdown Intensifies ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Just because, I've now seen the claim...

Just because, I've now seen the claim (https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1558478313701707778) that -



With Russia's ability to resupply their troops very severely restricted, it was...
Forum: USA Politics 13th August 2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,210
Posted By Aridas
Regarding the internet, it's also offered con men...

Regarding the internet, it's also offered con men and various other malicious influences unprecedented access to potential victims.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th August 2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Better than when they were doing a propaganda...

Better than when they were doing a propaganda shoot using fresh heavy artillery and the artillery was summarily attacked and destroyed. Still, this propaganda shoot is mildly discrediting simply by...
Forum: USA Politics 13th August 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 49,321
Posted By Aridas
Ehh, that's a title that I would think that...

Ehh, that's a title that I would think that there's just too many contenders to select one. That probably shouldn't be surprising, though, given that the current Republican party is pretty much...
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,591
Posted By Aridas
On that note, here's a twitter thread that...

On that note, here's a twitter thread that compiles a few people who really, really shouldn't be allowed to have guns (https://twitter.com/LivingBlueTX/status/1557138184563314690). Introduction -

...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th August 2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,125
Posted By Aridas
Sole source, at least. Wikipedia is usually a...

Sole source, at least. Wikipedia is usually a pretty good start, though, of course, and totally fine for normal usage. Either way, though, that's a general thing and fairly certainly not actually...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,210
Posted By Aridas
Since this...

Since this (https://www.rawstory.com/trump-nuclear-weapons/) doesn't look like it's been poked at yet -



Link is to Raw Story to avoid worries of a paywall.

Also of note in response here......
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,591
Posted By Aridas
The IRA's apparently been passed. I'm cautiously...

The IRA's apparently been passed. I'm cautiously optimistic about that. Not perfect, but much, much better than nothing.

Still, it may be worth pointing out that Republicans pointedly acted to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th August 2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,125
Posted By Aridas
The claim I saw is that said drone was something...

The claim I saw is that said drone was something of a home brew one from within the city. I'd also say that that would be an indicator that support for Russia in the Crimea might happen to be a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 102,830
Posted By Aridas
FWIW, I'll take them teaching that over teaching...

FWIW, I'll take them teaching that over teaching things like Killology any day. As least that's a relatively harmless thing to teach in and of itself, even if it's a bit wasteful.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 102,830
Posted By Aridas
New York Cop Bought Rifle for Neo-Nazi...

New York Cop Bought Rifle for Neo-Nazi ‘Rapekreig’ Marine Who Planned Synagogue Attack: Feds

The former Marine is also alleged to have written a neo-Nazi group's plans to sexually assault white...
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,591
Posted By Aridas
Hmm. Payrolls increased 528,000 in July,...

Hmm.

Payrolls increased 528,000 in July, much better than expected in a sign of strength for jobs market (https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/05/jobs-report-july-2022-528000.html)



Economy!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
As well as, well...

As well as, well (https://twitter.com/mrsorokaa/status/1555664727946190849)...
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
Sure you're not thinking of the Senate rather...

Sure you're not thinking of the Senate rather than the EC, there? Senate would be same amount of power. For the EC, it's more like said two escalators in the entire state state has significantly...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Refusing to answer doesn't automatically mean...

Refusing to answer doesn't automatically mean holding a particular position, though. Plenty might just not feel like dealing with such. Thus, 2 is a poor actual indicator in either direction. With...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
With the note that the volume seems to have been...

With the note that the volume seems to have been dramatically reduced.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th August 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 144,695
Posted By Aridas
FWIW, IIRC, the indicators to get that #1 were...

FWIW, IIRC, the indicators to get that #1 were reasonable. It's just that they didn't account for sabotage leadership and traitorous propaganda. Having a good plan prepared is an excellent part of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
I heard that they managed to restart production a...

I heard that they managed to restart production a while ago. No word on how effectively.



FWIW, I'm not convinced that Putin actually can do so for all of them at this point on multiple...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,210
Posted By Aridas
Hmm? I don't recall either hearing that or it...

Hmm? I don't recall either hearing that or it even being allowed. TFG could release them to the public easily, but not really Congress or law enforcement agencies. The subpoenas were to be for...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd August 2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,734
Posted By Aridas
To poke at another consequence here... ...

To poke at another consequence here...

Pro-Trump activists swamp election officials with sprawling records requests...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd August 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Speaking of trains... Ukraine update: Russia...

Speaking of trains...

Ukraine update: Russia loses two supply trains in a day ... but only one to Ukrainian attack...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
Oh, hey. Missing Texts, Take 3. DoD...

Oh, hey. Missing Texts, Take 3. DoD (https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/02/politics/defense-department-missing-january-6-texts/index.html), this time.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
And... update time...

And... update time (https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPress/status/1554478011700989952).



Keep up the good work, Ukraine!
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,591
Posted By Aridas
We know why Trump didn't pull the trigger in...

We know why Trump didn't pull the trigger in 2020. He didn't recognize the name. Now bin Laden's son, that's who HE wanted to go after.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Russia's likely losing ground around Izyum now,...

Russia's likely losing ground around Izyum now, for example, and there were reports of more general hollowing out of their holding forces in the south.



IIRC, this counteroffensive has been...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st August 2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
To poke at a more general update...

To poke at a more general update (https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1554080884046823424) regarding the Kherson counteroffensive -



Not as fast as pretty much any of us would prefer,...
Forum: USA Politics 31st July 2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,352
Posted By Aridas
For a slightly more succinct account of which tax...

For a slightly more succinct account of which tax breaks (https://twitter.com/EBHarrington/status/1553533320469905409) are invoked -
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st July 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Not that the Russian speakers argument deserves...

Not that the Russian speakers argument deserves to be treated with anything less than scorn, but... for the nearly inevitable next fringe reset, those interested might be willing to poke at something...
Forum: USA Politics 30th July 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
Indeed. Just Biden wouldn't be worth it. That...

Indeed. Just Biden wouldn't be worth it. That would just mean that Harris ends up in charge, after all. I wouldn't even remotely rule out the willingness to engage in violence and crime by a bit...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th July 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
The firing off a few rounds before relocation is...

The firing off a few rounds before relocation is (normal) tactical strategy to mitigate losses. Counter battery fire really is a thing, after all. For all Russia's faults, they've held a notable...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
Correction. A simple majority of those present...

Correction. A simple majority of those present in the House to impeach and a 2/3 majority in the Senate to convict.
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
FWIW, the Republicans did refuse to impeach (and...

FWIW, the Republicans did refuse to impeach (and convict) Trump almost unanimously. Trump was impeached anyways, of course. Thus, Pixel42 was technically right, even if the important conviction...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th July 2022, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
To poke at a claim...

To poke at a claim (https://twitter.com/mhmck/status/1552800472033099776) -



No guarantee of success or a speedy end, of course, if true. Kherson's increasingly cut off, though, and likely has...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
Some Republicans, at least. One probably...

Some Republicans, at least. One probably shouldn't forget that some Republicans have already tried. For example, this -

H.Res.57 - Impeaching Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States, for...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,210
Posted By Aridas
Just to poke at a little tangent from this...

Just to poke at a little tangent from this sentiment - I have no problem at all with calling such thinking and behavior evil, regardless of whether it was the norm at the time. With that said, I'm...
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
After pulling a Manafort? I quite...

After pulling a Manafort?



I quite disagree about that being the main goal, but wrecking his chances for 2024 would certainly be a silver lining.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
The power of fringe resetting is amazing!

The power of fringe resetting is amazing!
Forum: USA Politics 28th July 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
It feels like this is an appropriate time to...

It feels like this is an appropriate time to repeat a reminder. Hitler was convicted and punished for his Beerputsch. He was pardoned in less than a year.

Getting Trump punished is a huge...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
IIRC and if it's actually the same push as the...

IIRC and if it's actually the same push as the not directly illegal one that I recall, the actual "plan" is to recruit a whole lot of loyalists, then drop them into not quite top level federal...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,210
Posted By Aridas
This seems a little relevant - Russian media...

This seems a little relevant -

Russian media still ♥s Trump: 'He was destroying the leadership of the United States in the world'...
Forum: USA Politics 27th July 2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,591
Posted By Aridas
To poke at something a little tangential, there's...

To poke at something a little tangential, there's an Honest Government "ad" out that deals with the SCOTUS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL5LaLT2BJM), now.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
There is an underlying problem with that. ...

There is an underlying problem with that. Printing enough extra to handle the various additional war costs would likely reduce the value of the ruble. Extensive efforts have been made to prop up...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th July 2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 102,830
Posted By Aridas
There's not enough information available in this...

There's not enough information available in this article to truly form an opinion about actual cause here, but it is quite suspicious.

A North Carolina city hired a Black town manager. Then its...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 34,170
Posted By Aridas
As a side note, Bannon's liking the spotlight. ...

As a side note, Bannon's liking the spotlight.

Steve Bannon Calls On '4,000 Shock Troops' To 'Deconstruct' The Government 'Brick By Brick'...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Pretty much the same stuff as usual from that...

Pretty much the same stuff as usual from that poster. *shrug*

Not much point in engaging them further on it, I think, given the consistent quality of their arguments and lack of either...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 94,210
Posted By Aridas
For those that you're speaking of, it's probably...

For those that you're speaking of, it's probably more succinct to say - 1. Freedom to order others around. 2. Freedom from others ordering them around, no matter how good the reasoning. Other...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Including biases and filters. Garbage In,...

Including biases and filters. Garbage In, Garbage Out really is a thing, after all.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th July 2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
Not really much point in pursuing it further,...

Not really much point in pursuing it further, after all, unless one really, really wants to raise the noise to signal ratio?




To poke at this a little, I disagree with your usage of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th July 2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,115
Views: 102,123
Posted By Aridas
To poke back at something confirming...

To poke back at something confirming (https://twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1551323077329539073) of the artillery discussion from a bit ago...



I'd still not be depending upon this end for...
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