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Hilliary vs. Trump: The 2016 US Presidental Election

Discussion in 'Serious' started by rainbowbridge, 27 Sep 2016.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Yup. Unless the senate has about two thirds of its members drop dead tonight, trump will be fine.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Trump is dealing with an impeachment and an election year, and Netanyanu is seeking immunity from prosecution for corruption. So the timing is indeed rather... coincidental.

    Happy new year, everybody. Third day in and it already promises to be a bumpy ride.
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Full distraction mode engaged.

    Just waiting for the movie, Full Mental Distraction.

    Already planning the sequel Full Mental Straightjacket.

    I'm also waiting to see how long it is until BoJo drags us in.
     
  6. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Actually I suspect that the explanation for this sudden strike is just Trump reacting to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's tweet on his English-language Twitter account, posted day before yesterday:



    Basically: country leaders are now goading each other into starting wars on Twitter. Welcome to the brave new world of 2020.
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Don't Twitter have policies regarding inciting violence, threatening language and, err like war-stuff?
     
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  8. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It's more of a rules for them not for us sort of thing. They've tried to get trump banned before
     
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  9. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    I suspect instead that it is a distraction (and a de-facto declaration of war by assassinating a foreign official is a hell of a distraction) for the most recent release packet of the memos and transcripts gathered during the Mueller inquiry, along with the separate release of an unredacted memo confirming Trump had personally and explicitly requested the hold of the release of funds to Ukraine.
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    That would be an epic dead cat to throw on the table if so, or should we say it's throwing dead people on the table.
     
  11. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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  12. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Electoral year, people will be less inclined to switch government if there's an ongoing war.
     
  13. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I find this terrifying. Arbitrary symbolic threats towards the culture of a people are absolutely the domain of fascism/Nazism.
     
  14. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    And (afaik) a war crime, seeing Trump in the Hague would be fun.
     
  15. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Except the US aren't signed up to the ICC and have threatened to arrest ICC members if they went after Americans.
     
  16. Nexxo

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    Well, there's a lesson in there somewhere...
     
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  17. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    IDK that, was that Trump's doing?
     
  18. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Nope. AFAIK the US have never fully been on board with the ICC even though they helped create it.

    Some Presidents have been more cooperative than others but in their eyes there is no higher law than US law.

    They did threaten visa bans on ICC staff earlier this year though so I read this as the current Administration being less 'cooperative' than others.

    The ICC just won't investigate the US for war crimes, International Law applies to everyone except the Americans it seems.
     
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  19. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    And i guess as a sitting president can't be tried in-front of the courts there's no chance of anyone holding him to account, what with congress who are meant to sit in judgment being so partisan.

    In other words the chances of anyone doing anything if he went off the deep end and started destroying Iranian cultural sites and/or civilians the courts couldn't stop him and congress would still refuse to impeach him.
     
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  20. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    The checks and balances never conceived of a whole party that would put self over the republic. There is no eventuality for this. There is no failsafe any more. If the Republicans haven't just decided to ignore votes, we'll get him out with the vote.

    If they do, or pack the box, or disenfranchise people, or whatever, then America was a fun experiment, everyone. I'm hoping the UN drops food for us.
     
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