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Postby Newbie » Wed May 06, 2020 3:37 pm

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05 ... zuela.html - Why would you tweet about your coup?

https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2020/05 ... rcorp-usa/ - A deeper review of the situation. This should be astonishing, and yet: reality is consistently more predictable and more boneheaded than fiction would lead us to expect.
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Postby Mongrel » Wed May 06, 2020 3:40 pm

Yeah, even the small number of people who might've supported them in theory basically ditched them. I particularly enjoyed this bit:
A few weeks later, some soldiers and politicians involved in the failed rebellion retreated to the JW Marriott in Bogota, Colombia. The hotel was a center of intrigue among Venezuelan exiles. For this occasion, conference rooms were reserved for what one participant described as the “Star Wars summit of anti-Maduro goofballs” — military deserters accused of drug trafficking, shady financiers and former Maduro officials seeking redemption.


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Postby Newbie » Mon May 18, 2020 3:36 pm

https://www.propublica.org/article/whis ... gage-funds - the first signs of a 2008-like financial crisis have been reported by a whistle-blower; this time around it's commercial mortgages rather than consumer.

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Postby Mongrel » Tue May 26, 2020 2:02 pm



Is it too callous of me to think "We need to encourage this as strongly as we possibly can".
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Postby nosimpleway » Tue May 26, 2020 2:13 pm

Shooting themselves in the dick is a victimless crime, doing it while driving should be frowned upon.

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Postby Brentai » Tue May 26, 2020 2:14 pm

If they have their families in the car at the time I'm willing to take the math on it.
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Postby Mongrel » Tue May 26, 2020 2:17 pm

The driving guy also appears to be some sort of safety worker.
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Postby Yoji » Tue May 26, 2020 2:33 pm

Mongrel wrote:Is it too callous of me to think "We need to encourage this as strongly as we possibly can".

Speaking for myself, but it is getting legitimately harder to not think such toxic thoughts. What else am I supposed to do in response to this kind of behavior?
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Postby Blossom » Tue May 26, 2020 7:32 pm

Yoji wrote:
Mongrel wrote:Is it too callous of me to think "We need to encourage this as strongly as we possibly can".

Speaking for myself, but it is getting legitimately harder to not think such toxic thoughts. What else am I supposed to do in response to this kind of behavior?


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Postby Upthorn » Wed May 27, 2020 4:52 am

I would like it to be possible for us to reach a better world without harm befalling any of its current inhabitants. That seems less and less possible everyday.
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Postby mharr » Wed May 27, 2020 6:41 am

It never was, not really. If people have to do harm, I'd rather see them doing it to themselves than others to whatever degree that's possible.

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Postby Mongrel » Wed May 27, 2020 1:37 pm

"Own the Libs" may be a gag line, but it literally implies that such acts are (somehow, though the bizarro logic of the brainwashed), intended to cause harm in the first place.
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Postby Mongrel » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:24 am



It's 2020; fuck it, why not.
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Postby Mongrel » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:59 pm

We can add cannibalism to the mix too!

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Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:27 pm

a) The Plaintiff had purchased a fleshlight previously which went largely unused, until Twitch. Mr. Estavillo began using this device while he watches female twitch streamers and often ends up chaffing his penis everyday with the device - making it extremely painful and constant which ends up causing redness and mild infections at the tip, (since the fleshlight is electrical and also vibrates). The plaintiff therefore often has to use Neosporin on his tip to prevent necrosis.

b) The Plaintiff often stays up for hours staring at the breasts of girl streamers, which ends up damaging his retina and making his eyes blood shot for days; eye drops do nothing to hide his shame from his parents and he is often questioned by people he comes into contact with as to why his eyes are so bloodshot and red - which leads to further embarrassment and isolation.

c) The Plaintiff once ejaculated on his PC monitor, causing a short circuit and small fire within the electrical system of his gaming rig and causing his apartment to black out temporarily.
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Postby Brentai » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:31 pm

I miss being young.
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