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2020 US elections thread

Durabys

A Cheshire Exile
Hilarity is about to ensue... 🤣 ...please, start playing Benny Hill.

I am just withdrawing from the accelerationism discourse now.

Instead let me bring a story in 4 parts.





So Parler lied about people being lined up to take their business and their attorneys fled to the hills. One of the companies fleeing was their security companies. So a bunch of people used the lack of email verification to find a weakness and then a bunch of people all worked together to collect all the information they could off Parler before it shut down. For some of these folks we are talking about info down to the driver's license along with deleted posts. Archive.org also now has a complete backup of Parler's entire website preserving it. The right wing now things it is the nefarious donk_enby that did all this because they don't get nonhierarchical groups self organizing around a common goal for the good of the nation. I am sure this is also why the FBI has had such an easy time making no fly lists.
Anyone who wants to check, Parler was uploaded wholesale to the Internet Archive.

No wonder that Zoe and Comet_King wanted to get rid of Sietch.
 

Wakko

Well-known member
No wonder that Zoe and Comet_King wanted to get rid of Sietch.
Pls pretend that I don't know what you're writing about and provide some short explanation, this all looks interesting (in a very morbid, horror-style sense).
 

Durabys

A Cheshire Exile
Pls pretend that I don't know what you're writing about and provide some short explanation, this all looks interesting (in a very morbid, horror-style sense).
Those are TS forum names of The Sietch's owners. Or should I say ex-owners, because they sold off TS in December for a penny to not be dragged out into court by the legal liability of the talk the posters there had.
 
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Vikram

Well-known member
Even my mother was laughing at the rigmarole this election has become. How the hell did these chumps become the richest and strongest nation again?

Ah yes... glares at the Bourbons and the Dutch
 

Durabys

A Cheshire Exile
Even my mother was laughing at the rigmarole this election has become. How the hell did these chumps become the richest and strongest nation again?

Ah yes... glares at the Bourbons and the Dutch
Sometimes, one's success is not measured by one's superb competence. Sometimes, one's success is measured by other's superb incompetence. To win you do not need to be perfect. In fact, you do not even need to be good enough or sub-average. You just need to be slightly better than the second best of the group.
US history can literally be summed up as being the guy who was at the right time at the right place for the last 200+ years. Even Otto von Bismarck made note of this American quality: “God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.”
 
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Vikram

Well-known member
Sometimes, one's success is not measured by one's superb competence. Sometimes, one's success is measured by other's superb incompetence. To win you do not need to be perfect. In fact, you do not even need to be good enough or sub-average. You just need to be slightly better than the second best of the group.
US history can literally be summed up as being the guy who was at the right time at the right place for the last 200+ years. Even Otto von Bismarck made note of this American quality: “God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.”
Bismarck seems to have one too many appropriate quotes about politics. Wonder how many are real.

At any rate, I still blame the Dutch and King Louis. If they had just practiced neutrality....
 

Wakko

Well-known member
Come on guys, let's not deny history. The US has created a fantastic political and economic system with a unique internal competition based on iron rule of law and very, very low corruption. Sure, geography helped, as did slavery, as did Europe's eternal squabbles (like those of the Dutch and King Louis with the British), but if one looks at the US from 100 years back, and then looks at Europe of the same time, one wants to puke. While the US has built skyscrapers, cheap cars and movie studios, we here were building armies for two incredibly destructive wars.
The more incredible is the fall of the last 20 years, and its recent acceleration. I see it as karma for the 2003 Iraq war, and especially Albright's infamous words about its victims.
 

Vikram

Well-known member
Come on guys, let's not deny history. The US has created a fantastic political and economic system with a unique internal competition based on iron rule of law and very, very low corruption. Sure, geography helped, as did slavery, as did Europe's eternal squabbles (like those of the Dutch and King Louis with the British), but if one looks at the US from 100 years back, and then looks at Europe of the same time, one wants to puke. While the US has built skyscrapers, cheap cars and movie studios, we here were building armies for two incredibly destructive wars.
The more incredible is the fall of the last 20 years, and its recent acceleration. I see it as karma for the 2003 Iraq war, and especially Albright's infamous words about its victims.
And also first initiated when the Dutch gave loans and the French military aid to sidestep the Yanks actually working on those issues. /s

But more seriously, yeah. It's just that it's more fun to rag on the Dutch than to admit the nuanced view.
 

Durabys

A Cheshire Exile
Wonder how many are real.
When it comes to Real Politiks and Zero Sum Situation calculus he is accurate.

Also. The plot thickens!
Wanna guess which people are on the "good guys" list? 😏
Oh my oh my. What a twist!

You do not take notes on a criminal fucking conspiracy, you numbskull!
And if you have to take any notes at all, you will burn said notes to fine ash (and making double sure it is all turned into fine ash) right before enacting said conspiracy.

So, thanks for the notes, assholes.
 

Vikram

Well-known member
When it comes to Real Politiks and Zero Sum Situation calculus he is accurate.

Also. The plot thickens!
Wanna guess which people are on the "good guys" list? 😏
Oh my oh my. What a twist!

You do not take notes on a criminal fucking conspiracy, you numbskull!
And if you have to take any notes at all, you will burn said notes to fine ash (and making double sure it is all turned into fine ash) right before enacting said conspiracy.

So, thanks for the notes, assholes.
Nothing relevant then. If you (assuming you're Yank) had a smoking gun linking him to the POTUS, it might have had global repercussions (US destabilising is always bad for the markets).

As it is, the cops can handle the odd maniac. Let's just hope the one in the WH doesn't end up doing something that causes us grief.
 

Vorpal

Administrator
Administrator
House impeached Trump:
Dem 208 YEA, 14 NV
Rep 9 YEA, 192 NAY, 10 NV​

But then...
Pompeo said:
Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran. As a result, bin Laden's wicked creation is poised to gain strength and capabilities. We ignore this Iran—al Qaeda nexus at our own peril. We need to acknowledge it, we must confront it; indeed, we must defeat it.
:eek::eek::eek:
 

Eliar

Well-known member
Y Pompeo ever the devoted bootlicker is doing his best to shit up the Biden presidency to the last day and set himself up for some phat loot writing books and wondering the Alt Reich talk shows for after...
 

Vikram

Well-known member
House impeached Trump:
Dem 208 YEA, 14 NV​
Rep 9 YEA, 192 NAY, 10 NV​

But then...

:eek::eek::eek:
Who cares what he says? The DP base at this point literally couldn't care less as to what the Reps say.

If they try something absurd, of course, it's different. But the US General Staff has already made clear as to the chances of success if they try.

So either Trump very stupidly tries to provoke the National Guard into joining, thus provoking the Pentagon into physically installing Biden....or he meekly goes down.
 
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