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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo

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According to this post, the old politics thread is now permanently dead, thus I created this thread for y’all.

THREAD RULES:

  • Obviously, all the rules here must be obeyed
  • No crazy conspiracy theories (aliens killed JFK, Elvis did 911, Moon Landing was faked, 911 was an inside job)
  • No ridiculous doom saying (like all non-Trump supporters will be rounded up and executed)
  • No Frink vs Jetrell
  • Debate and not Flame

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For some history on the matter, feel free to peruse the original, long-running Politics thread:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Politics/id/2888/page/1

Grab some popcorn and read the last ~100 pages for some great examples on how not to debate politics. The mods felt it was best to start fresh after all the vitriol and personal attacks that occurred there. New year, new rules, new thread. Keep it civil, please.

– Jay

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Evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Keep it civil. The rules will be enforced strictly.

imperialscum said:

Here we go again.

Wrong attitude.

The things you pwn end up pwning you.

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imperialscum said:

Jay said:

imperialscum said:

Here we go again.

Wrong attitude.

Well I did not participate in the old politics thread because of all the crap there. I am just not sure if they will be able to keep it civil this time.

The mods will keep it civil.

The things you pwn end up pwning you.

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Why we couldn’t just enforce the new rules on the old thread is beyond me. But, I will try to follow the rules in here.

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Jay said:

imperialscum said:

Jay said:

imperialscum said:

Here we go again.

Wrong attitude.

Well I did not participate in the old politics thread because of all the crap there. I am just not sure if they will be able to keep it civil this time.

The mods will keep it civil.


All meant in good fun, of course 😉

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The ROTJ collaborative thread is a wealth of ideas, both on how to edit Return of the Jedi, as well as how to collaborate in an edit.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/02/politics/office-of-congressional-ethics-oversight-of-ethics-committee-amendment/

House Republicans voted 119-74 Monday night in favor of a proposal that would gut Congress’ outside ethics watchdog and remove its independence.

Republican Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s proposal would place the independent Office of Congressional Ethics – an initial watchdog for House members but without power to punish members – under oversight of those very lawmakers.

Amazing.

Episode I: The Ridiculous Menace / Episode II: Attack Of The Ridiculousness / Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness

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Admin note:

For some history on the matter, feel free to peruse the original, long-running Politics thread:

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Politics/id/2888/page/1

Grab some popcorn and read the last ~100 pages for some great examples on how not to debate politics. The mods felt it was best to start fresh after all the vitriol and personal attacks that occurred there. New year, new rules, new thread. Keep it civil, please.

– Jay

There are also many pages before that last 100 pages that are great examples of how to debate politics(and yes there are also plenty of examples before the last 100 pages of how not to debate politics). Many times we were at each others’ throats and flaming and insulting each other like crazy. Sometimes friendships ended and sometimes the friendships were able to be mended. There also many times of great intelligent debate. I learned a lot in that thread. I learned a lot about various issues. I learned a lot about different kinds of people. I learned a lot about those on the opposite side of the aisle from me. I made friends there. It was my favorite thread on the forum. Now it is closed. I think something great has been lost on the forum, and somehow I don’t think this new thread will be able to fill the void. No one else may care and others may celebrate the Politics thread’s demise. But I do care. I think it is a shame that this has happened. I also see no reason for this to have happened. I see absolutely no reason why the new forum rules couldn’t have been enforced in that thread, along with the original rules in the first post of that thread. I think it would have worked just fine. I think it was a mistake to close that thread. I think closing threads and punishing everyone instead of disciplining the individuals responsible is wrong(and yes I realize that some think I may be one of those individuals). But, there is nothing that I can do about any of this. I deeply regret that the politics thread is closed. I shall miss it.

R.I.P. Politics Thread 07/30/2005 - 12/23/2016

11 years 1648 pages 41189 posts.

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TV’s Frink said:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/02/politics/office-of-congressional-ethics-oversight-of-ethics-committee-amendment/

House Republicans voted 119-74 Monday night in favor of a proposal that would gut Congress’ outside ethics watchdog and remove its independence.

Republican Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s proposal would place the independent Office of Congressional Ethics – an initial watchdog for House members but without power to punish members – under oversight of those very lawmakers.

Amazing.

"House Republicans Back Down on Bid to Gut Ethics Office"
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/us/politics/trump-house-ethics-office.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

“First feel fear, then get angry. Then go with your life into the fight.” - Bill Mollison

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oh yeah, with all the stuff going on, I was forgetting that racist,sexist,bully/nutcase is about to take control of our country and our nukes. This makes me feel just great.

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