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EtcetEraThread The Intercept: Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden, Citing Its Nonprofit Status and His Presidential Run
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Deflecting from sexual harassment allegations, multiple prior severe bans across multiple topics.
Ryan Grim is a complete hack. The story isn't even actually the allegation (which has been out there for quite some time), it's a story attempting to turn risk-averse lawyers representing a nonprofit into a conspiracy to protect Biden.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primary |February OT| It's Klobberin' Time (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Reason User banned (1 week): ignoring the staff post with regards to hostility
If you can read and still believe that the the Democrats "abandoned Rural voters", congratulations. You've fallen hook line and sinker for the big whitewashed lie those people having been selling the same way they talk about "States Rights" and "Deficit Reduction" being important to them.I look down on anyone who goes "The guy who is putting kids in cages, instituting muslim bans, etc. isn't worth voting against", yes. For good reason. You say you feel abandoned, but then you go and say you're going to abandon others in need of help. I fucking hate Sanders but if he's the nom I'll go vote for him while wanting to vomit. Because I'm not a fucking asshole.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliEra 2020 |OT 2| Dershowitz says "Quid Pro Quo on the Go?"
Reason User banned (1 week): inflammatory whataboutism
David Sirota actively tried to get Trump elected. And Bernie brought him onto his 2020 campaign. It's not an accusation. It's a fact.
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EtcetEraThread Glenn Greenwald punched by journalist (bolsonaro supporter) during radio station program
Reason User banned (1 week): Off-topic derailing in a sensitive thread about a victim of violence over multiple posts
Ah yes, the progressive publication The Intercept where *checks notes* Steve Bannon had sources he could check in on to corroborate information.You don't get credit for fighting against fascism when you're actively working to enable it everywhere else but the place you currently live.
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EtcetEraThread Rep. Ilhan Omar: the “hope and change” offered by Barack Obama was a mirage
Reason User banned (duration pending): Relativizing and justifying war crimes and the murder of civilians.
The Korean war was 70 years ago under extraordinarily different circumstances. Times are different, our available options are different, the geographic locations and relationships are different. Hell, if you haven't noticed, we have a massive in the number people dying as a result of war in the past few decades. Economic and Technological forces have made that possible what wasn't previously, ushering in the least amount of conflict the world has seen. You do get to have it both ways because the world isn't the 1950s and the two situations are completely radically different. If you can't understand that the options available in the 1950s to the US, South Korean and other UN forces facing a massive incursion of North Korean aligned forces are completely different than the options we have to dealing with an apartheid state in the year 2019, the level of banal reductionism you're descending to amounts to the point of parody, because I refuse to believe that one could just be willing to say something along the lines of "oh well nukes ended the war in Japan why don't we just use them every time" and be totally serious.
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EtcetEraThread Aladdin - Teaser Trailer for Live Action Remake
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Reinforcing harmful stereotypes over a series of posts
It's not about a lack of music or a lack of innate talent, my understanding is that those religious people aren't going to be sending their kids to vocal lessons and enrolling them in a school musical. And that will have an effect on the numbers of stage performers who can sing that are available.
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EtcetEraThread Are you not entertained? Or: let's talk about the restructuring
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Series of inflammatory attacks on staff.
It's not meant to be dramatic. It's just that I watched Bush and co lead us into an unnecessary, catastrophic war with the best of intentions over the objections of people who saw that even being attempted with the best of intentions, it would end in catastrophe because the people involved did not understand the forces or circumstances with which they were attempting change. And so it becomes the obvious metaphor for me when a group of people think their righteousness is enough to justify overriding the concerns of people who understand the circumstances far, far better than they do.
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AnnouncementsThread Announcement: Forum restructuring scheduled for this Sunday night
Reason User banned (duration pending): Series of inflammatory attacks on staff
I know the feeling because I saw it happen w/ Iraq II and Bush, where the war was planned before he even took office and nothing anyone said mattered, the only question was how to sell it.