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(02-24-2019 01:37 PM)911 Wrote:  Coed falls into a quarter million dollar college debt, becomes a Bernie Sis:


Delusional Conservatives Tweet.

I'm almost convinced that if a mugger stuck a gun in their face they'd laugh and say "Nuh uh! Don't you know? Nothing is free! Not even freedom is free!"

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02-24-2019 09:24 PM
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Came across this by chance. It's an old 2012 posting of an even older 2005 video of George Galloway addressing the US Senate discussing the Hussein regime and their accusations against him of being involved in supporting their regime.



It's an interesting retrospective on the entire era and Galloway comes out of it looking almost heroic.
02-24-2019 10:41 PM
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George Galloway was friendly with Saddam and kept being a thorn in the side of the British government. They tried to make him look crazy and a lover of dictators. It was a hit job by the government and media.
02-25-2019 05:52 PM
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Looks like the India-Pakistan conflict is getting hot. India bombed a terrorist camp inside Pakistan borders with 1tn bombs, 200-300 casualties according to some sources. There are already some artillery duels in the Kashmir LoC, and India is sending tanks to the border.

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02-26-2019 01:16 PM
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I checked, and sure enough, there are elections in India right around the corner. Modi is stoking up his nationalist voting block. Kill a few hundred Pakis, get a few % points in May.

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02-26-2019 01:43 PM
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Aparently India lost 2 MIG-21, and Pakistan one F-16. Air traffic over Pakistan 8s bloked, and there is artillery duels mainly in the Kashmir LoC, but also along other parts of the borders. This seems to be a little bigger than the usual scuffle.

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02-27-2019 08:09 AM
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The Pakistani tweets are gold.


It would almost be worth learning Hindi and Urdu just to be able to understand India/Pakistan Twitter wars.

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02-27-2019 09:02 AM
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Why are Indians using their Mig21s? they have hundreds of new Sukhois with sophisticated avionics.

One Indian pilot captured, according to the twitter of that Pak officer above:


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02-27-2019 12:02 PM
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03-02-2019 12:45 AM
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(02-27-2019 12:02 PM)911 Wrote:  Why are Indians using their Mig21s? they have hundreds of new Sukhois with sophisticated avionics.

One Indian pilot captured, according to the twitter of that Pak officer above:


I'm mirin' that facial hair. Also I heard they released him.
03-02-2019 10:58 AM
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03-02-2019 02:29 PM
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(02-24-2019 01:37 PM)911 Wrote:  Coed falls into a quarter million dollar college debt, becomes a Bernie Sis:


Instead of mocking a chick in dire straits and looking like a bitter old man the right should offer a solution.

I would say making it so you can drop the debt in bankruptcy would help people like this and cripple (((higher education.)))
03-02-2019 03:43 PM
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+1 from me. Somebody finally fucking gets it.

Middle Class: "College costs are bankrupting our families! Our children are graduating with mountains of debt, and can't afford a house or a family! We can't have as many children as we want to, because we know there's no way we'll ever be able to give them a good life!"
Left: "We'll nationalize college and make tuition free, like it is in the rest of the world! Then you won't have to worry about your children's future!"
Right: "You just want FREE shit! Don't you know that nothing is free? I paid for MY college tuition! I was financially responsible! If only you were smart, like ME, you'd be a better person, but you're not, so enjoy spending your life debt slavery! Hey... hey wait! Why are you voting for the socialists? Don't you know SOCIALISM IS BAD?! COME BACK!"

When socialism comes to the US it will be conservative's fault, because they were too busy "dunking" and "owning the libs" to actually offer any solutions.

(Takeaway question: How much demand for "free college" would there be in the US right now if tuition was the same, inflation-adjusted, as it was in 1970?)

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03-02-2019 04:19 PM
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My 5min Saturday nigtht solutions for college debt, channeling my inner Orban here:

1- Put price controls on college tuition, $7k-$10k/yr tops, and strongly encourage colleges to refocus their missions on teaching, force them to make massive cuts in administrative overhead and frivolous fat like title IX-type bureaucracies. Set a high percentage of their budget on faculty payroll and essential physical maintenance.

2- Eliminate interest on current student debt, and set maximum interest on future debt at Fed rate plus a small premium, around the same as mortgage rates.

3- Freeze debt payment and interest on the debt of married parents once they have a child, until the child is 16yo for the mother and 10yo for the father.

For example if a couple has a newborn this year, dad doesn't have to repay his college debt until 2029, mom until 2035. No interest is accrued until then. This has for effect of slashing their debt in real terms by about 50%-75%.

No debt breaks for single moms, because they already get welfare.

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03-02-2019 08:38 PM
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Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev just voluntarily resigned after nearly 30 years in charge.

Rare to see such cases...if I recall correctly he also sacked his entire cabinet last month because economic growth and other Quality of Life improvements KPIs weren't met.
03-19-2019 08:32 AM
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03-19-2019 10:09 AM
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In the Netherlands today there were elections for the provinces but indirectly also for the national senate (very important). Thierry Baudet made a big big rise, because of which the left is crying.

The center right coalition loses majority in the senate, although can still push through the climate agenda with help of leftist opposition parties.
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03-20-2019 04:18 PM
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(03-20-2019 04:18 PM)Lime Wrote:  In the Netherlands today there were elections for the provinces but indirectly also for the national senate (very important). Thierry Baudet made a big big rise, because of which the left is crying.

The center right coalition loses majority in the senate, although can still push through the climate agenda with help of leftist opposition parties.

There were some talking of getting the Left-Greens to form government, right?

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(Yesterday 09:17 AM)Mekorig Wrote:  
(03-20-2019 04:18 PM)Lime Wrote:  In the Netherlands today there were elections for the provinces but indirectly also for the national senate (very important). Thierry Baudet made a big big rise, because of which the left is crying.

The center right coalition loses majority in the senate, although can still push through the climate agenda with help of leftist opposition parties.

There were some talking of getting the Left-Greens to form government, right?

The elections concerned the provinces AND indirectly the senate (1st room), whereas the parliament is the 2nd room.
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