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#1110105
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

I seem to remember warning people that Trump would be disaster with the N. Korean problem. Too bad not enough people listened to me.

I hereby forthwith take this statement back.

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#1110085
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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dahmage said:

Warbler said:

yhwx said:

Word of the day: dotard.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/21/trump-says-the-u-s-will-impose-new-sanctions-on-north-korea/?utm_term=.cee884662fa1

NEW YORK — President Trump on Thursday announced new financial sanctions targeting North Korea as his administration seeks to build international support for more aggressively confronting the rogue nation, whose escalating nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have reached what U.S. officials consider a crisis point.

The new penalties seek to leverage the dominance of the U.S. financial system by forcing nations, foreign companies and individuals to choose whether to do business with the United States or the comparatively tiny economy of North Korea. U.S. officials acknowledged that like other sanctions, these may not deter North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s drive to threaten the United States with a nuclear weapon, but is aimed at slowing him down.

Kim on Thursday reacted angrily to Trump’s remarks and actions this week, calling the president a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and Trump’s earlier speech at the U.N. “unprecedented rude nonsense.” Kim said that he was now thinking hard about how to respond.

“I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech,” Kim said in a statement released by the official Korean Central News Agency, which also published a photo of the North Korean leader sitting at his desk holding a piece of paper.

“I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue. Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation,” Kim said, saying that he would “tame” Trump “with fire.”

dotard |ˈdōdərd|
noun
an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.

JEDIT: Here’s the entire statement. It’s incredible, along with this picture:

I seem to remember warning people that Trump would be disaster with the N. Korean problem. Too bad not enough people listened to me.

Possessed said:

… almost nobody here supports Trump. Or are you saying he was elected because the nation as a whole didn’t listen to you?

yeah, i mean, who exactly did you tell? i didn’t see you on any of the cable news shows.

*sigh* good point.

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#1109928
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something <strong>other than originaltrilogy.com</strong>... This is the place
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darthrush said:

yhwx said:

That’s way too much homework. You’re already spending eight hours a day at school, why intrude the other part of your life with three hours of work?

I am sympathetic.

Thanks. And I want to make sure that ya’ll know I actually don’t have issues with public school. I used to hate it but after sitting in on one of my friends non-AP classes and seeing what his homework was, I actually realized this is an issue specifically with students pressured by parents to take an AP loaded schedule. Even at college, my sister says it’s already clear how much better it is. She is almost always fully rested since she got to pick her class times. She goes to a fraction of the school I go to every week, and she really enjoys her classes.

It’s just that me and a lot of my peers give in to pressure and take a ton of AP’s. But I honestly think if I took all regular classes, I would have learned and retained so much more, and would end up looking back at school as a challenging but fulfilling use of my time. Right now everything is just a means to an end. Another worksheet every second to mindlessly search for answers as I think about nothing but my grade.

I am sympathetic too. I remember thinking the my teachers seemed to be unaware that I was taking other classes and had homework for them as well.

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#1109927
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

yhwx said:

Word of the day: dotard.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/21/trump-says-the-u-s-will-impose-new-sanctions-on-north-korea/?utm_term=.cee884662fa1

NEW YORK — President Trump on Thursday announced new financial sanctions targeting North Korea as his administration seeks to build international support for more aggressively confronting the rogue nation, whose escalating nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have reached what U.S. officials consider a crisis point.

The new penalties seek to leverage the dominance of the U.S. financial system by forcing nations, foreign companies and individuals to choose whether to do business with the United States or the comparatively tiny economy of North Korea. U.S. officials acknowledged that like other sanctions, these may not deter North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s drive to threaten the United States with a nuclear weapon, but is aimed at slowing him down.

Kim on Thursday reacted angrily to Trump’s remarks and actions this week, calling the president a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and Trump’s earlier speech at the U.N. “unprecedented rude nonsense.” Kim said that he was now thinking hard about how to respond.

“I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech,” Kim said in a statement released by the official Korean Central News Agency, which also published a photo of the North Korean leader sitting at his desk holding a piece of paper.

“I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue. Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation,” Kim said, saying that he would “tame” Trump “with fire.”

dotard |ˈdōdərd|
noun
an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.

JEDIT: Here’s the entire statement. It’s incredible, along with this picture:

I seem to remember warning people that Trump would be disaster with the N. Korean problem. Too bad not enough people listened to me.

This post has been edited.

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#1109569
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

Asset forfeiture laws can be pretty heinous. Not only are they “guilty until proven innocent”, they are also frequently “guilty even after being proven innocent”. i.e. you don’t necessarily get your stuff back just because you don’t get convicted. Or even charged.

agree. My point is that the cop was just doing what he was told to do. If he is told to crack down on illegal street vendors and ticket them and seize their profits, but doesn’t do it the cop could get in trouble with his bosses.

In any case, it would be real easy for this vendor not to have this problem: go get the proper papers to operate a hot dog stand.

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#1109565
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

The cop didn’t rob him. He seized illegal profits.

Was that money illegally obtained? All of it? Rhetorical question, don’t answer. Let’s say “sure, he made that money committing the heinous crime of selling hot dogs,” what about everyone else who’s been stopped and had their money taken? An officer can take their money if they even suspect it was gotten illegally. The only way to get that money back is to prove in court that it was actually obtained legally. Is that not guilty until proven innocent?

If you wish to change the forfeiture laws, I would have no problem with that.

I have a feeling that if this guy had been white and spoke English, no one would make a big deal about him getting ticked and his profits seized.

Funny, I have a feeling that if he was white and spoke English, he’d have had a much easier time.

Maybe, but if he didn’t have an easier time of it, no one would care.

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#1109531
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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The cop didn’t rob him. He seized illegal profits. You don’t arrest for all offenses, sometime you write a ticket. You don’t want that to happen to you? Obey the law and don’t operate without the proper papers. Btw, don’t blame the cop, he was just doing what he was instructed to do. If you watch the vid, it says the cops were told to crack down on illegal street vendors, and they were told to seize the profits.

I have a feeling that if this guy had been white and spoke English, no one would make a big deal about him getting ticked and his profits seized.

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