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  1. Sorry old thread, but I was reminded of it by this news article: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/22/india/rooster-cockfight-death-intl-hnk-scli/index.html Indian man dies after getting attacked by his rooster on their way to a cockfight By Esha Mitra, CNN Updated 0359 GMT (1159 HKT) January 23, 2020 New Delhi (CNN)An Indian man has died after a tussle with his rooster -- on their way to a cockfight. "Saripalli Chanavenkateshwaram Rao, 50, was hit in the neck with a blade tied to the rooster's claw on January 15. A police spokesman told CNN the father of three was taken to hospital, where he later died from a stroke. Rao, who lived in Pragadavaram village in southern India's Andhra Pradesh state, was a regular at local cockfights, and was on his way to enter the rooster in a competition when it tried to break free, station house officer Kranti Kumar said. Cockfighting has been illegal in India since 1960. However, animal fighting continues to be a problem in the country, according to Gauri Maulekhi, trustee for India's People for Animals foundation. "The offenses have been made very clear and explained to the district and state authorities, but they choose to turn a blind eye towards it. It is not just for entertainment that these animals are made to fight, but it is (also) due to the heavy betting and gambling that goes on in the garb of these events," Maulekhi said. Kumar said the local cockfight went ahead without any arrests. A 2014 Supreme Court judgment clarified the illegality of animal fighting under India's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. In 2015, Maulekhi used that judgment to intervene in a state court petition to lift the ban on cockfighting -- and the ban was upheld. "I don't think culture has anything to do with it -- it is purely a money game and hysteria takes over, reason and logic just take a back seat such that neither the animal's welfare nor the people's welfare is enough to stop it," Maulekhi said." Well, well, eerie parallels.
  2. There's an argument to be made that America already is a theocracy. Try running for office without first professing your great love for God. I agree - have you seen or read the Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood? They want the complete subjugation of women and all of their reproductive systems. Sound strangely familiar? https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/17/politics/anti-abortion-sba-list-52-million-2020-budget/index.html I don't know about you but I find this utterly contemptible, and sick. I can't even really fathom why they want this - it's a mental illness.
  3. It's so true that people openly laugh in the President's face - something completely unprecedented. People at least had the dignity to laugh behind Reagan's back.
  4. Wow this is exceptional. You lie than use facts to back up your supposed claims. I'm astonished.
  5. This is a highly commendable post - and surprisingly; I actually concur with everything you are saying.
  6. Where is the wall? And why isn't Mexico paying for it? Ever feel robbed or taken advantage of? I still love that bit where he was addressing the UN and the whole world laughed at him. An especial schadenfreude because he'd claimed before that the world was laughing at America. Then there was the excruciating part where he came out of a meeting with Putin who is fully two feet smaller than Trump, but somehow he managed to look smaller, walking exactly like a dog with a tail between it's legs. Not quite how I'd expect a leader of the free world to behave.
  7. And how is any of this news? When I travel I fully expect that there will be working air conditioning - I do the same thing. I'll ring ahead and ask for it to be turned on if it's a particularly muggy day. If I'm paying for a 5 or even 3 star room I expect the plumbing to work. Tying it to so-called socialism in Venezuela is pretty bizarre in my opinion. It's bizarre also because Sanders has lived a very austere life - he checks his bill at a restaurant to make sure he's paid enough. He always attends those committee meetings most representatives don't bother to. He''ll always get an amendment into legislation through sheer perseverance. He's the epitome of a hard working American and he doesn't deserve these socialism slights from people who are simply ignorant.
  8. I agree, Obama did his best. Although he expanded the drone program - ok let's just call it what it is - the extrajudicial killing program (and basically paved the way for Trump to assassinate Soleimani). But he cleverly enacted the ACA or Obamacare which was instrumental in finally driving a wedge into the greedy corporates that litter the health industry in the US. Such initiatives are incredibly popular with the public - the Republicans tried to put the genie back in the bottle but it was too late. Trump has made Obama like a rock star because people miss having a highly intelligent, well spoken, well meaning President. Well the one's who aren't racist that is.
  9. In the case of Iraq it was a *spectacular* intelligence fail. If you care to read about it there are many government papers that damn the intelligence community. Particularly their methodology. I perceive it as they were happy to have satellites and too heavily reliant on informers - they wanted intelligence at an arm's length. Gone was the old fashioned practice of putting spies in place - too much work apparently.
  10. Kind Sir, The current state of affairs, deplorable as they are - are easily remedied. The 'typical' Trump supporter is - and I know this sounds fanciful but hear me out - sharing a psychosis - all this fake news, conspiracies, etc. It's not even a very clever trick - I think they call it the firehouse of unreality or something like that - you just keep reiterating the same lies again and again until they stick and people don't know what's real or not. I don't even bring myself to feel contempt for those affected - like you say nearly half the US population are affected. The remedy is incredibly simple - remove Trump. You'd be surprised just how quickly the fog will lift. I am simplifying this too much though. The US has to deal with Russian interference. The problem is just how thoroughly the infection has spread. Imprisoning or even hanging the main culprits would work, but I don't think America has the stomach for that, alas.
  11. Point taken. You are right - intelligence royally fucked up before. It's a mistake to believe however that they always fuck up. After the Iraq misadventure there was a major review into how things were done. But yeah you're right - it's one of the many reasons the US is as fucked as it is now. The problem with losing credibility is that it's incredibly hard to reestablish it.
  12. I'm yet to hear a factual comment that contradicts what I said. Not that you would care, but you've really severely declined in my opinion. Take this with you - you're sharing a pathology with an extremely dangerous individual that doesn't give even one iota of care for you and will most likely kill himself - whereby you and the rest of the dupes can start to heal. I do genuinely think this. I've seen this pathology before, and this is *exactly* how it pans out. I'm not saying you are a fool - it's just easy to get swept up in propaganda - especially when it's state sponsored. No less than 26 intelligence agencies concurred that the Russians influenced the election. That's a fact. I have to question what the hell you're thinking when all the evidence of it is laid out plain for the eye to see.
  13. There's a long tradition of Presidents serving in the military going back to Ulysses Grant. You have to mind that the US never really wanted a large standing military (which is what it has got today). That was the reason behind the now controversial Second Amendment - so they could drum up a standing militia in times of crisis. Of course this has morphed into the ridiculous gun laws of the present day. Now you've got a large standing military, a ever growing mercenary contractor force and a bottomless budget - yet still Russia is eating your lunch; and taking orders from the Premier.
  14. Trump won't win - even if he does 'win' he's fucked. I stand by my analysis. He'll most likely kill himself. Most likely drug overdose. It'll be reported in some sanitary way as a stroke or something like that.
  15. Dodged the draft 5 times. In fact if you look at his family tree they all dodged the draft. His Grandfather dodged the fucking draft in Germany.
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