Jivaro wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 13:25:
To be fair Julian, that article on CNN shows more about how CNN is just not a very good news agency. Those numbers take a short period of time and assume the whole year will be like that....when that has literally never happened.
Your point about right/left wing media...I get. I could do with less interpretation and more facts/data. News is spoonfed to us with an opinion on it and all and people stop critically thinking. All of the mainstream news agencies do it. More news anchors, much less talking heads spinning everything would be my dream. I may agree with Rachel Maddow's politics, but I find her as useful as Tucker Carlson because she will absolutely jump into assumption land and deliver it as fact to her viewers. That's the sin to me..for both of those two.
Living here in California and for a time in Arizona, I can tell you that we often hear all the scary numbers and they never end up being that bad. The border is a fuck up on a national scale over multiple presidents and both political parties. If they had an adequate system and staff in place rather than treating it like a political hot potato this would have been solved decades ago. Might help if we stopped fucking around with central and south american politics, but that is wishful thinking I guess. I have seen Republicans campaign to protect the immigrants, in south central california, while their compadres in northern california were campaigning against it. All politics are local I guess.
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 07:52:Quinn wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 03:59:ForgedReality wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 01:42:
Yeesh! Talk about bad timing and tone-deaf.
It's ok. The majority of gamers really don't give a shit about what mainstream media tries to make us believe.
Came into this thread to check how much the anti-cop narrative has festered in Blue's community. Suspicions confirmed once again. So much emotion. So little reason.
Well to be fair all of the comments up until your own were "tongue-in-cheek" at least that's how I understood them to be. So yeah, I know that's sometimes a little hard to comprehend, but I think you're overreacting just a little bit.
Argonius the 3rd wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 16:38:
People can donate their money to whatever US political party they want, it's their freaking money !
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 15:53:Cutter wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 15:18:I don't think anyone would have noticed or cared if he donated to his Senator, John Cornyn and the national committees or even Trump. But he chose to donate not only to Trump, but also the worst election-denying Trump enablers: Nunes, Stefanik, McConnell, Carson, Tuberville, McCarthy, etc. Guys like Carson, Nunes, and Tuberville are under various ethics and criminal investigations. It's a pretty damning bunch he chose.
So he donates to the GOP, so what? It doesn't mean he's pro-conservative, just anti-liberal. And there's still plenty of good reasons for that these days. I'm guessing, however, that 'thank you' to the gay community is completely tongue and cheek.
Cutter wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 15:35:
Or what Joe? You'll give him a stern talking to? Why don't you do something about the millions of illegals crossing your southern border daily?
Kxmode wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 14:46:
And you guys complain about me posting off-topic posts in Out-of-the-Blue. This is not off-topic, this is a bus breaking through the guard rail and down a 300 foot cliff into a body of water with sharks.
Quinn wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 09:47:
Annnnnd we're off fighting grandma's and ghosts again. You guys still not done convincing yourself how uniquely virtuous you are? If not, then keep up the fight fist raised high. Just let the rest of us degenerates live our lives peacefully.
Armengar wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 06:24:
Its hard enough to talk to my 92 year old Grandma about left wing politics. The fact that men can kiss other men is about the limit of her tolerance. She is from a totally different era and simply will not get transgender, non binary, gender fluid etc.
Incidentally, she can be pretty caustic and im sure she is simply held together with dark side energy. She is still able to get to the local shop (shuffling with her walking frame) for her cigarettes - we refuse to buy them for her, "if you want to smoke, then go get them yourself". Ironically, smoking is keeping her going.
Jivaro wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 18:25:
I think Simon means you can't possibly do anything that "earns" you billions. You may get billions, the world may have a system in place that gives you that billions....but "earn" it? That can be heavily debated. I don't think anybody in the history of the world has ever done anything to earn them that. I admit it is a debatable concept though.
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 17:45:Beamer wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 20:00:That was a cool read.
Apologies if this is posted elsewhere, but this is awesome
Simon Says wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 15:09:Beamer wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 09:30:
She earned literally all of it.
No one "earns" billions, NO ONE.
WaltSee wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 09:41:
We've known for years that the DoJ of a very corrupt president was spying on Americans running for office--spying on 45, for instance, which was and is completely illegal--and so if anyone cares to think there's "good government" and then there's "bad government"--linked to various political candidates of the two main parties--then maybe you should think again. In Washington, corruption is rife and a way of life and it doesn't matter which party you talk about. There is plenty of corruption to go around. That's the problem the country has--blaming it on this or that political personality is just another way of trying to keep Americans at each other's throats so that Washington can continue to rob the country blind--blaming people, smearing people with 100% fabrications--it's all part of the show. The corruption (99% of it is over money) has great tentacles leading right down into our national broadcast press--and what a bad joke on all of us much of the press has become. It really is a very, very bad situation, I'm afraid. America has become a country by the government, for the government, and of the government, and as long as they can keep us at each other's throats nothing will be done about it. The crooks will prosper and we will suffer in various ways. Seems to be business as usual in Washington DC.
WaltSee wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 09:20:RedEye9 wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 20:25:
It's going to take her a couple decades to give away all that money.
As it stands she's already given away 10 times more than 45 ever had.
Very odd remark. She didn't earn any of it--well, at least in the traditional sense of having to work for it (not withstanding what being married to Bezos-I-want-to-be-an-astronaut-when-I-grow-up had to have been like.) Very much unlike 45. I don't see where "45" fits here, actually...;) But I see that TDS is still very much alive these days, apparently. Well, at least we can all take comfort from the fact that 46 will never be returning his paychecks to the government, oh gosh no, perish the thought. What a truly criminal thing for 45 to have done!
Jonjonz wrote on Jun 15, 2021, 06:29:
Don't hold your breath, after all it was a Democrat President who installed Ajit Pai.
Enjoy your daily slice of Citizen's United pie.
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 17:31:
Funny hearing from Putin (who oddly, seems to be more credible than the muttering racist pedo idiot wandering the WH these days) stating that the US is projecting our problems outward.. even worse, I agree with him.