What about a thread for good news?

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Thad » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:51 pm

Congress defunds DoJ's civil forfeiture program.

Some states still have civil forfeiture programs on the books, but the feds can't do it anymore.

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby TA » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:02 pm

Congress defunds a program and it's a good thing. That's rare.
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Thad » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:20 pm

Right? I'll take what I can get.

I mean, there are actually a lot of cases where I'd be happy to see them use the power of the purse as a check on executive overreach. It's just that those are seldom the cases where they do.

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Mothra » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:29 pm

Hot damn.

About time we got some good news.

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby TA » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:11 pm

Sorta. I mean, it's a temporary stall for rerouting consideration, which is to say they're booting it to the next administration, and we all know how that'll go.
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Mongrel » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:02 pm

Well, there's a reason I said "this round".

But even with Trump incoming, it's good precedent.
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby François » Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:35 pm

"The government is flouting the rule of law, so we's just gonna do whatever we like anytime we feel like doin' it and no one can stop us."

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Mongrel » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:03 pm

Brookings: America is moving away from coal generation and Trump can't stop it

Essentially, it has nothing to do with environmental concerns - gas is just plain cheaper now, so the market is moving away from coal and towards much cleaner gas in a big way: 5% of the US's total coal generation capacity was retired in 2015 alone. So Trump's promise to encourage coal use probably will do little to nothing to actually encourage large-scale coal burning, at least for electricity.
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Friday » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:58 pm

WHAT?! DON'T BRING THEM HERE ARE YOU INSANE?!
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Friday » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:58 pm

oh sorry I thought we were being maximum ebola retarded again
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Joxam » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:38 am

Mongrel wrote:Brookings: America is moving away from coal generation and Trump can't stop it

Essentially, it has nothing to do with environmental concerns - gas is just plain cheaper now, so the market is moving away from coal and towards much cleaner gas in a big way: 5% of the US's total coal generation capacity was retired in 2015 alone. So Trump's promise to encourage coal use probably will do little to nothing to actually encourage large-scale coal burning, at least for electricity.


The worst part about the 'coal jobs are coming back' lie is that they haven't been coming back for a fucking century and basically no one on either side of the issue that speaks about it politically ever fucking says that. The HEIGHT of coal jobs since we've kept record in the USA was 1915, or thereabout. In the seventies during the oil crisis was the ONLY TIME in the last century that we actually increased coal jobs in our country.
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Thad » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:46 am

Joxam wrote:The worst part about the 'coal jobs are coming back' lie is that they haven't been coming back for a fucking century and basically no one on either side of the issue that speaks about it politically ever fucking says that.


Well, Clinton did.

The results of which are exactly why nobody ever says that.

But yeah, for all the claptrap about wanting a politician who tells it like it is and doesn't sugarcoat, most people do not actually seem to want that.

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Mongrel » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:19 am

People do want carefully crafted personae, it just took a little while for western pols to figure out which one.
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Brentai » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:14 am

A politician who tells you what you want to hear as if it were like it is.

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