The Fallen

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  1. I present to you Altherion.
  2. The Dems should retort that it's Trump's rhetoric that set off this obviously disturbed dude. Then remind the Republicans that if they didn't allow crazies to get guns this would not have happened. It's essentially their fault.
  3. So you don't think an individual with this type of history can change?
  4. Thanks for response. That makes sense. That's pretty funny. I don't know, Germany seems to have made a complete turnaround, from being too martial to being almost pacifist. Haven't they earned our trust after 70 years?
  5. I'm missing something. Why would France vehemently oppose Germany getting nukes? I hope the answer isn't WWII. Or is it more a case of too close for comfort? Or is the French arsenal that impressive?
  6. Why do you keep saying that he was shopping the report. From what I understand he was paid to find out what he could about Trump. He then felt that the stories with regards to the Russians were credible and reached out to his Russian contacts. From what I've read there was no selling to the highest bidder. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/11/trump-russia-report-opposition-research-john-mccain As far as the CIA goes, we don't know everything that they know. I'm sure they reached out to their own sources to gauge how credible the stories were. I'm speculating here, but it seems like the logical process.
  7. Ridiculous. As if Trump is the only rich guy who has become president and had to divest. Legally he doesn't have to, hopefully that changes in the future. But as Mormont pointed out, no one forced Trump to run for president. It's fine though. There's no doubt in my mind that he'll continue to be involved in the business. And it will give investigative reporters an opportunity to bring him down. I have to imagine there will be at least one individual in the administration with a conscience who would be willing to drop a dime on The Donald's dirty dealings.
  8. The logic is wild. People from a land called Palestine can't call themselves Palestinians, but people from a non-existent Israel are Israelis? Yes, the other Arab states surrounding the Palestinians never allowed them to have their own state. So that means Palestinians should never have their own state?
  9. That is a good point. I guess I'm being optimistic. What's interesting to me is that blue states are more successful and pretty much prop up, economically, the red states. Red states are backwards and are takers. Yet we want to turn this country into one big red state.
  10. After 4 years the Democrats should simply be able to point at all destruction caused by the other side and ask, "do you want more of that?"
  11. Ser Scot If the right refuses to even consider, never mind compromise on, anything put forth by the left then it isn't negotiating, it's giving in.
  12. Man, the Clinton campaign got it all wrong then. They should have been using all this influence over Jill Stein to have had her say nice things about Hillary and then announcing that she was dropping out and urge her followers to vote for Hillary. I guess that was too obvious.
  13. Honestly, what was so terrible about this post. What I read was a person who is asking that women's rights continue to be protected, something that the Republican party, and especially incoming VP Pence, have been fighting/pushing back against. There's also a demand that undocumented students also be protected from deportation, an issue that the majority of Americans want resolved without having to deport or split apart families. And there's the issue of islamophobia, and the writer wanting Muslim students to be able to study free of harassment. Now, maybe the reaction is over the top and the incoming administration will be a model of upholding the rights of all citizens (and in the case of undocumented immigrants will look to resolve the issue causing as little disruption as possible). In which case there should be nothing to worry about. But I doubt that will be the case. And as I mentioned in my previous post, these are young people who thought that the ugliness we've seen during this past election was a thing of the past. So I can see why they're reacting this way. Lastly, the popular vote may be irrelevant to selecting the president, but not when taking the temperature of the American public.
  14. How is it a repudiation of "victimhood culture" when the majority of Americans disagree with Trump/Republican positions on social issues such as gay marriage, abortion, immigration legislation, etc ... And on top of that Hillary has received way more votes overall than Donald Trump. What happened this election was basically a sizable number of white people, from all demographics, saying "fuck y'all" to everyone else. As a minority, this is nothing new, but for white kids raised to embrace diversity, and who grew up with minority or gay friends, this was a slap in the face. They had no idea that this existed in these here United States. Anyways, they say that all politics are identity politics. So why shouldn't Democrats reach out to minorities, the gay and trans community and affirm that they believe in equal rights and justice for everyone? They should also reach out to blue collar workers. Maybe a new wave of Democrats will stop pandering so much to Wall Street and big corporations and reach out to the workers that used to vote for Democrats.
  15. Fair enough. I think the reason Obama beat Hillary in the '08 primary is the reason she lost this year. The DNC should have paid attention. Obama won the young vote. Hillary couldn't get those voters then and it looks like that hurt her in this election. She was clearly the better candidate this time, but she couldn't overcome Republican propaganda.