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    Justin Trudeau caught Cosplaying as Mr. Popo

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-brownface-arabian-nights-1.5289165 There's "Young and dumb" and then there's acting like a /pol/ meme and then running as a liberal hoping that doesn't come back to bite you.
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    French president overhears police officer ignoring domestic violence

    https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/04/macron-hears-police-officer-refuse-to-help-woman-in-danger?__twitter_impression=true @Rufus Shinra just how screwed is this officer? IIRC cops have been fired for less. And ignoring your boss is a "you are fired. Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect 200."
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    Jeremy Kyle Show Cancelled

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48279613 Well, it's the end of an era as one of the most controversial tv shows has been axed after a guest died.
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    Terrorist attacks at sri lankan churches leave at least 200 dead

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/sri-lanka-explosions-live-updates-close-to-100-killed-in-sri-lanka-blasts/amp_liveblog/68974200.cms Just what easter needed. :(
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    Chickens kill Fox in farm

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47551786 @Rufus Shinra did you have any involvement in this Fowl Play?
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    Advertising campaigns that didn't age well

    I'll start with a classic: AYDS Weight Loss Supplements Yep, 4Chan did not make this one up.
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    Spiegel Journalist found to have engaged in extreme fabrication

    https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/award-winning-german-reporter-caught-after-fabricating-stories-for-years-could-face-fraud-charges-over-reader-donations/ This is just the sort of thing Trump needs: A vindication of his "fake news!" argument when it is revealed that Spiegel had not been dilligent...
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    Far Right make gains in Spanish regional election

    https://www.politico.eu/article/spains-socialists-take-hit-in-andalusia-as-far-right-wins-seats/ So, it seems like the Far Right have managed to make a surprise comeback in Spain, just as the PSOE are considering holding a snap election in May.
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    A Normal Day in France

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46331783 France continues having a normal tradition of burning cars and going on strike. Let's see if they can break the Bastille day records.
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    Jupiterian thoughts on Petain

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46129990 Well, I certainly did not expect this from Macron. Kicking the old Petain beehive is something even Le Pen would not dare do openly.
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    Brazilian Fascist wins the 2nd round of Presidential Elections

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_general_election,_2018 I don't need to say how bad this is. Jair Bolsonaro, a Far Right Senator, has entered the second round of presidential elections with ~46% of the vote. His rival is a PT Minister who got ~29%. Barring a miracle, Bolsonaro is...
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    Worst movies ever

    So what movies have you seen that you consider the worst ever? Thread tax: 1) Plan 9 from outer space. Where to begin? All I'll say is that I'm sure every film studies class has it as a What NOT To Do assignment. 2) ready player one. Singlehandedly embodies everything that is wrong with...
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    Why the Left Loses

    Essentially, it is a series of talks on a major political shift in Europe and the United States where centre and left-wing parties are being slaughtered in the polls in almost every election (with the exception of the United Kingdom). I wonder if we are seeing the death throes of social...
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    End of the Liberal World Order and its implications

    Now, before people say that this is a CHUD thread due to the title, I am citing Richard Haass's article on its end. /disclaimer In short, the Liberal World Order was created by the United States after the Second World War, whereby all spheres of influence of the major powers (France...
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    "Goodbye, cold war"

    https://nplusonemag.com/issue-30/politics/goodbye-cold-war/ An interesting take on trumps election which seems to suggest that the main problem liberalism suffers from is that it is relying on an outdated rulebook from the cold war era, one that trump has rendered obsolete. The main challenge...
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    The faustian pact between progressives and big business

    Recent events have made me somewhat uneasy. While I have next to no sympathy for snake oil salesmen like Alex Jones, there is something off about how progressives seem to have compromised themselves with big business. As in they seem to be willing to set questions about monopolistic practices...
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    The decline of the High Street

    https://news.sky.com/story/poundworld-to-disappear-from-high-street-following-final-closures-11442103 With Poundworld likely to be defunct within less than a month, the High Street is only going to suffer more and more closures as online sales overtakes physical sales in the next few years. As...
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    Luther vs Kor Phaeron (Both 40K)

    So, The Lion and Luther arrive on Colchis just after Kor Phaeron has become a False Astartes, and the Knight of Caliban notices that there is... something about Kor Phaeron. Kor, sensing this, lures Luther into a forest with the intent to kill him. However, Luther dodges the traps and engages...
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    "Treason Talk" - or another take on the recent conference with Putin

    https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?u=de2bc41f8324e6955ef65e0c9&id=3e0a8e3af1 tl;dr Trump is forcing a long-overdue realignment in the world order that had been kept frozen in 1991, even if he is extremely gung-ho about it.