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I used to hold this position but after discussing this with random people I've lost my faith in taking people at their word tbh i.e. plenty of far-left people who say they hate tankies and think maduro sucks, but when you press them on the issue they think maduro shouldn't be...
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How else are you supposed to restore democracy, given the situation in Venezuela? I'm not really seeing any other way it would work tbh
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"All they're going to do is annoy people and push them away" has been said for literally every instance of civil disobedience, it really isn't that much of a problem.
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People want Maduro gone, Russia and China support Maduro and any involvement of them is supporting Maduro. It's not exactly rocket science to see why people aren't fond of headlines like this lol
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Here's a fun tidbit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humane_Slaughter_Act The most notable of these requirements is the need to have an animal completely sedated and insensible to pain. This is to minimize the suffering to the point where the animal feels nothing at all, inst...
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Aaand he's gone https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47795108 What next? The demonstrations have also called for the whole political system, in which the military plays a significant role, to be overhauled. Many of the protesters are young and say they want a new system ...
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because conservatives are known for not caring about minorities
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I remember watching the referendum results come in live, and was pretty baffled seeing Wales lean leave, for reasons stated above - you may think the EU sucks, but Westminster cares even less than the EU. Good luck doing that referendum
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what's with this jelly-legged bollocks where while the far right are out advocating genocide and shooting up mosques, the left have to act like absolute saints to have a point? people ain't stupid, you can see with the overwhelming reaction to this egging - being support for...
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I think it's fairly suspect that every time I see someone defending the reaction to the egging they refer to "assault", since the connotations of assault are a lot more vague and violent than "slapped with an egg lol"; it makes it seem a lot more justifiable when you distance ...
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47537423 Hundreds of protesters have marched through the Algerian capital demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's immediate resignation. Protesters are accusing the president of a ploy to prolong his 20-year rule. Talks have been s...
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No, since Venezuelans are banned from /r/chapotraphouse for going against the tankie narrative
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I went down a little tankie rabbit hole, and the similarity in rhetoric and sources to the right-wing conspiracy theorists they love to make fun of was kinda staggering. The meme of Venezuelans getting banned from /r/chapotraphouse makes a lot more sense when you understand th...
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Yeah, this isn't as newsworthy as it's being made out to be - there's always been these sorts of incidents, this one's just getting picked up because lol brexit. From my understanding this has nothing to do with brexit and is basically just business as usual.
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After an insane amount of more delays: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46819303
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So this election in general has been a mess, but... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46721168 The internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the much-delayed presidential election. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu's...
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Apologies if I worded it badly, it was just a joke I tacked onto the end; discussions with 2+ sides involved are sincerely interesting most of the time, at least if everyone involved is being sincere - there's only relatively few issues I have strongly-held views on where I fe...
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I honestly can't help but look at the "I want to have earnest and intellectual discussion but my different opinions are stifled by the liberal hegemony jerking themselves off =(" statements as being said by people whose valuable contributions aren't nearly as earnest or intell...
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'Yellow vest' protests spread to Netherlands
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I'm a little worried at ones that are having very strong opinions on something they seem to have a fairly shallow understanding of...especially ones that result in hating groups of people. Like, if you're gonna hate someone based on what they stand for, at least try to underst...
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That's the problem, they're not targeting people for breaking the law. As I said earlier, this is just incel channers generating excuses to be incel channers.
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I looked at where the images in the article came from it just seems like incels on 4chan (and reddit?) jerking over a way to shit on sex workers, with the excuse of taxes - the focus isn't even on whether they pay taxes or not, just being annoyed that sex workers exist. so y...
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The traditional route is easily the best choice, while doing a course in it would be the best it's also good to go for the next best thing - find a respected uni, look up politics courses, and find the reading list for the first year course/modules since they're supposed to ge...
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Layers of a Rainforest idk about you but this is something I learned in school
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If one were to aim for more realistic (i.e. non-warring) means like economic or political to force China's hand, the inevitable downsides would likely be strong enough where the general populace would prefer to stop, once they can be convinced they're getting direct negative o...
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Ignoring everything else, I found the statement especially silly because of this thing, not a wall in the same sense but instead it's pretty much a continuous minefield with millions of mines. I think the Sahara has had quite enough of walls already.
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But this is one of those absolute statements. Not supporting the death penalty means not supporting the death penalty, ever. The "non-absolute" "not supporting the death penalty" is supporting the death penalty but under very specific circumstances. If you're okay with the d...
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That doesn't excuse being a shitbag, though. Condemning Israel is separate from condemning jewish people, and using offensive jewish stereotypes does the latter, not the former. It's an excuse to be a twonk and then hide behind legitimate criticism - no one can pretend other...
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"it is a jacket" ignores the context of the words that are emblazoned on the back and the situation in which the jacket was worn, no one's making fun of her fashion sense. And the "but there's more important things to worry about" line, as it is every single bloody time it's...
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To be fair, the article does mention EMILY's List, although it's just a single line an an article otherwise focusing on statistical outcomes. The headline is pretty eh in that regard.
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Not really sure where the "voting for the sake of being a woman" posts are coming from when all the article doing is pointing out the trend, not that there's an actual formal push.
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*was a thing, but isn't really a problem like it was 5-10 years ago. and @ Monsanto frivolously suing farmers due to GMO contamination, I've looked around at this stuff before and it ain't really a thing, with Monsanto only suing farmers who had clearly deliberately grown the...
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"but there's more important things" is a pretty apathetic and pointless response to anything, especially an issue like this.
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This is probably a really simplistic view on things, but...what's the appropriate response, if not this? Whenever there's an ongoing tragedy somewhere, the popular sentiments are always about how the non-violent response of so-and-so org is "toothless" and the constant questio...
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'cus all the members of the public who also shit on the survivors vote for them, the politicians are representative of a lot of people - they're unfortunately symptomatic of a problem, not necessarily a problem themselves, so to say.
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[QUOTE=EcksDee;53153869]Yeah, it's gonna end up with "Random mercenary bands with suspiciously good equipment just annexed the Baltic states, Russia claims no responsibility" "The mercenaries decided to become vassals of Russia" Rip baltics.[/QUOTE] Sorry if I'm miss...
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[QUOTE=UberMunchkin;53143594] God knows, lack of people yelling about student fees and the coalition? I had a quick skim over their website and they generally seem to be LibDem in all but name :v:[/QUOTE] I really wish I wasn't able to agree with this as much as I am, bu...
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Reminds me of headlines like [URL="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-wales-vote-leave-eu-referendum-result-brussels-funding-economy-a7136196.html"]this[/URL]. Despite being a clear beneficiary of the EU, the majority of Wales voted leave, which is extra w...
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[QUOTE=Raidyr;53112792]It's entirely possible that they just couldn't find an equal amount of fake news websites for both sides.[/QUOTE] My problem is that the titles/headlines imply that right-wingers are far more likely to share fake news, when what the study is basicall...
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[QUOTE=butre;53112731] there's still the bizarre and inexplicable inclusion of pastebin on the list to tackle too. in what world pastebin is a news site of any kind I have no fucking clue[/QUOTE] I have a feeling the "example URLs" provided are the only URLs they checked...
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[QUOTE=HumanAbyss;53112635]If people on the right are sharing blogs that are based on bubkiss, and are more likely to do so, that is definitely spreading misinformation and if that happens more on the right than it does on the left it does fit the study[/QUOTE] The point is...
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[QUOTE=butre;53112590] e: found in the online supplement for the report what they consider junk news. it's almost all alt right blogs. of course a liberal isn't going to be reading alt right blogs[/QUOTE] [URL="http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/93/2018...
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[QUOTE=Sir Whoopsalot;53051653]What does this even mean? "No, I'm not racist, I just don't want those icky blacks in my country"?[/QUOTE] It's a fairly common tactic to reframe obviously racist statements into focusing specifically on culture, religion, countries etc. and pro...
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[QUOTE=Zero-Point;52852977]Wouldn't agricultural run-off only become a more common problem if we all switched to plant-based foods?[/QUOTE] The amount of plants required to feed animals for meat is far greater than if the plants are eaten directly - reducing meat demand wo...
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I was wondering about that as well, but: [quote]Overall, the results indicate a win for the ‘yes’ vote: • YES: 52.9% • NO: 25.6% • UNDECIDED: 17.9% • NOT VOTING: 3.6% However, most people who responded as ‘undecided’ expressed a likelihood to vote ‘yes’ but they also ind...
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If 12500 people have been victims of this drug war so far, why are people caring about this one? It's not like people didn't already know that a lot of the the murders were a mite unjust, how the hell does it take a single one for people to go "oh wait a minute"?
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I like how the BBC article is pulling no punches, only stopping short of simply stating that he's defending Nazis...but that's totally just socialist propaganda or something amirite
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I'm of the opinion that NK is, for all its bravado, never really going to do anything...we endure countless news stories about scary thing being imminent and then literally nothing happens. Sure, Trump being in the mix ups the scare factor, but is there anything to - for lack ...
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[QUOTE=Satansick;49971638]The Chinese are the Jews of Asia.[/QUOTE] what's that even supposed to mean
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[QUOTE=Charades;49956312]So maybe I'm mistaken, but I thought Rockstar hated E3 and always went out of their way to avoid the conference?[/QUOTE] Aye, if it's going to be announced (and as said above this barely passes for a rumour, so sometime in the future) it's highly u...
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