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by General Brock
2016-11-10 01:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: 2016 US ELECTION: Official Results Thread
Replies: 1306
Views: 68830

Re: 2016 US ELECTION: Official Results Thread

Some other things to analyze out of this: 1.) The big money candidate lost. 2.) The traditionally run campaign lost. 3.) The big media campaign lost (as in bought airtime) 4.) The ground game candidate lost. That's something for anyone from any side running in 2018 needs take a long hard look at. T...
by General Brock
2016-11-10 12:26am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: 2016 US ELECTION: Official Results Thread
Replies: 1306
Views: 68830

Re: 2016 US ELECTION: Official Results Thread

Exonerate wrote:... In the end, Clinton ran a campaign of fear and it wasn't enough.


Dead on, that last line. The popular mood was one of sheer frustration and fury, and it lingers still. Fear would only incite more anger, which plays to Trump.
by General Brock
2016-11-10 12:03am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: 2016 US ELECTION: Official Results Thread
Replies: 1306
Views: 68830

Re: 2016 US ELECTION: Official Results Thread

The Donald Trumps all. That Dilbert guy explains entertaingly much of what went down. Team Trump knew the game better and knew the election wasn't just about Trump the personality, but war, corruption and economic collapse. http://blog.dilbert.com/post/152955248046/i-answer-your-questions-about-pred...
by General Brock
2016-11-09 11:57pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part IV)
Replies: 1063
Views: 57814

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part IV)

maraxus2 wrote:
General Brock wrote:snip


I like to think I look better than that in a metal hat. :lol:
by General Brock
2016-11-07 11:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part IV)
Replies: 1063
Views: 57814

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part IV)

Some thoughts to add to the above, a quick history of faithless electors. A breakdown into parties and mechanisms locking-in the EC and reducing their independence emerged fairly early. In 1796 Federalist Samuel Miles switched and voted Thomas Jefferson instead of John Adams. http://www.fairvote.org...
by General Brock
2016-11-07 01:56am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part IV)
Replies: 1063
Views: 57814

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part IV)

Geez. What to say...

Trump 2016 FTW!

Then leave it to the Dilbert guy to explain...

http://blog.dilbert.com/post/1527476012 ... the-closer

U.S. elections really are the greatest show on earth... :shock:

Huh. This forum needs the emote with counter-rotating googly eyes and warped smiley.
by General Brock
2014-12-28 01:16am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death
Replies: 174
Views: 9111

Re: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

The German government has not gone against its own constitutional order, but if it it did, it would be a little more complicated than 'any person', it would be 'the government' and the culture of uber-elitist elites who have decided that they are the only People that count and propaganda that squar...
by General Brock
2014-12-27 10:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The trouble I have with parliamentary systems
Replies: 36
Views: 2133

Re: The trouble I have with parliamentary systems

For Canada, the head of state is our Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Is it the same arrangement as New Zealand has ? Which seems to be one where the Queen doesn't use whatever powers she officially has and we decide that it isn't worth the cost of the paperwork to remove those powers. New Zealand is a...
by General Brock
2014-12-27 09:23pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Syria's has irrecoverably lost its culture - HOLY SHIT
Replies: 61
Views: 3911

Re: Syria's has irrecoverably lost its culture - HOLY SHIT

Who lost it for them? Who buys the artifacts? In whose interests are these wars instigated? Short answer is, the West and its middle eastern allies. Our governments did this to them in defiance of the standards we expect for ourselves. So are morals and ethics relative, or is there an absolute comfo...
by General Brock
2014-12-23 02:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The trouble I have with parliamentary systems
Replies: 36
Views: 2133

Re: The trouble I have with parliamentary systems

For Canada, the head of state is our Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The Prime Minister is just another elected politician; as leader of his party and parliamentarian, first among equals. It makes perfect sense that the head of government isn't directly nationally elected. Prime ministers may not be vo...
by General Brock
2014-12-23 12:49am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death
Replies: 174
Views: 9111

Re: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

If keeping the power on and the government running in a major disaster is a huge conspiracy, let me be the first to say, BEST CONSPIRACY EVER and sign on the dotted line. If only Detroit had a clue. Though I suppose fixing that big an outage in a single day isn't bad. Um, the U.S. government hasn't...
by General Brock
2014-12-23 12:17am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death
Replies: 174
Views: 9111

Re: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

... These things are true regardless of the exact wording of each particular constitution. Whether a nation actually follows its written constitution or not is a different matter and does not reside in the realm of the theoretical, but practical (e.g. Soviet Union, China, the former DDR etc.) and i...
by General Brock
2014-12-22 10:31pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death
Replies: 174
Views: 9111

Re: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

The ACLU doesn't mind splashing the cash by others who do have it, considering their stand on Citizen's United. They've been under pressure to change it; not sure where that is atm.
by General Brock
2014-12-20 11:37pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death
Replies: 174
Views: 9111

Re: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

Are you fucking kidding me? Sadly, not. ....yeah, you just don't know anything, do you? Apparently not? Please quote the relevant portions of the German constitution which you feel is being less explicit (and why it therefore is worth less) here. I'm in a hurry so I'll grab from the Wiki, ' Right o...
by General Brock
2014-12-20 10:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death
Replies: 174
Views: 9111

Re: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

The Colonial revolutionaries hoped to correct what they saw were the Enlightenment fails of Europe, some of whose nations were very Enlightened, others, not so. How they often went about it wrong under Manifest Destiny way is another topic or even series of topics. Today, the only other nation that...
by General Brock
2014-12-20 10:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death
Replies: 174
Views: 9111

Re: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

madd0ct0r wrote:um Brock, the UK hasn't left the convention on human rights. and of course the EU refers to signatory goverments - it's an international level organisation. Were it to refer directly to the people it'd be a goverment.

that's for starters. sadly I've got to go to work.


KK.
by General Brock
2014-12-20 10:00pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The CIA Torture Report
Replies: 63
Views: 4127

Re: The CIA Torture Report

One CIA officer appears to have been singled out to take the fall; Alfreda Bikowski. Its hard to imagine one officer had that much negative influence. Even if she did do everything they said she did, she seems more like one of those 'useful idiot' types kept around for fall-taking.
by General Brock
2014-12-15 12:47am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Another police raid leading to flashbang injuries on a child
Replies: 59
Views: 2923

Re: Another police raid leading to flashbang injuries on a c

National level programs aren't inherently bad or good, just as the TSA is terrible the US military is pretty good. Could you imagine if instead of a national military the US had 50 different national guards. Leaving aside the issues of patch work levels of training and equipment, think of a case wh...
by General Brock
2014-12-14 11:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The CIA Torture Report
Replies: 63
Views: 4127

Re: The CIA Torture Report

While some details of CIA torture admitted to/boasted of may be more in-depth, the revelations are not necessarily a surprise to antiwar watchers. Recent articles have come out asking to abolish the CIA. Its all very interesting, but this one from Jacob Hornberger says: The CIA is at the rot at the ...
by General Brock
2014-12-14 10:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Corporations' regulatory capture of the Supreme Court
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: Corporations' regulatory capture of the Supreme Court

Vestigial meaning? It seems like the law didn't anticipate an abuse and/or the law is not being followed. Meh. It seems to be human nature to game a system till it breaks.
by General Brock
2014-12-14 10:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death
Replies: 174
Views: 9111

Re: No indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

Haven't had much time to post, but if any of these 20 superior documents are supposed to be the supreme law of the land and taken seriously as such, that would be great. You're in luck then, move to Europe and they will be. Its the inalienability of rights for people and cultural belief in enforcin...
by General Brock
2014-12-13 12:43am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Another police raid leading to flashbang injuries on a child
Replies: 59
Views: 2923

Re: Another police raid leading to flashbang injuries on a c

A national police accountability system might be better than risking political incompetence and the enshrining of police fails in a national police force. The closest thing right now to a national federal police is the TSA . And boy are some people upset with the TSA, and they don't even have traini...
by General Brock
2014-12-12 11:06pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Half assed bank investigation produces £2.6bn fine
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Half assed bank investigation produces £2.6bn fine

And what tricksters they are. In November, the G20 approved Cypriot haircuts for everybody, but the headlines were mostly about 'shirtfronting' Putin. Now the U.S. government has passed legislation in its main budget bill allowing banks to foist derivatives speculation on the public dime. Senator Wa...
by General Brock
2014-12-12 10:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The end of growth, the end of structural deficit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: The end of growth, the end of structural deficit?

Attacks on the corporate welfare state are probably justifiable. Odds are that's where any money from welfare cuts would be going.

I'm kind of suspecting the failure of the proposed alternative voting reforms to get anywhere will probably do more damage to Britain's competitiveness over time.
by General Brock
2014-12-12 10:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Greenpeace damages ancient Peruvian Nazca lines in ad stunt
Replies: 39
Views: 2486

Re: Greenpeace damages ancient Peruvian Nazca lines in ad st

Greenpeace is pretty media savvy and tries to be sensitive to indigenous cultures; this is an odd thing for them to do. So far nothing on the Greenpeace website.

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