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Message 100090 - Posted: 22 Jul 2020, 23:42:41 UTC

With things like Trump to send 'surge' of hundred of federal agents to cities happening in the USA, I wonder how long before you have another civil war at your hands. I know they're taking down Antifa and other crap who will plunder and destroy whatever comes their way, or as the BBC calls it civil disorder. But besides Antifa and the Marxist BLM organization, there's also more peaceful demonstrators out there.

So, and let's keep it civil in here as well, what do you think?
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Message 100108 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 5:09:18 UTC - in response to Message 100090.  

So, and let's keep it civil in here as well, what do you think?

Did the other attempts stay civil?
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=9707
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=11649

I don't think any of the mayors has the balls but, have your police force dress in BLM tees and do a nice quiet exercise run around the feds and expose King Donald for what he is.
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Message 101850 - Posted: 29 Nov 2020, 14:10:29 UTC

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-attacked-democrats-media-david-limbaugh
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Message 101854 - Posted: 29 Nov 2020, 15:52:41 UTC - in response to Message 101850.  

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-attacked-democrats-media-david-limbaugh


Lots of the things he has been attacked for are his falsehoods many of which require a much lower level of skill than I have to check out. Limbaugh conveniently ignores that as indeed it seems do most Trump supporters. The one thing Trump was honest about is that he didn't care about those who didn't support him.
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Message 101883 - Posted: 2 Dec 2020, 5:31:39 UTC - in response to Message 101850.  

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The pied piper of Limbaugh making music.
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Message 102765 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 3:01:54 UTC

Goodnight Myanmar (Burma)

There went the quasi democracy of Myanmar (Burma). Not a big surprise though.
Internet, phones, and TV, is down of course.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi 'detained by military', NLD party says
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Message 102769 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 10:31:39 UTC - in response to Message 102765.  

Goodnight Myanmar (Burma)

There went the quasi democracy of Myanmar (Burma). Not a big surprise though.
Internet, phones, and TV, is down of course.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi 'detained by military', NLD party says


After her tacit approval of human rights abuses I don't have much sympathy for her as a person but do worry about those from less privileged backgrounds.
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Message 102770 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 10:34:16 UTC - in response to Message 102765.  

All authority has been given to the top army commander and a one-year state of emergency has been declared, a statement on military TV said.
As if the military has ever given all authority out of their hands in the past years of 'democracy'. If you believe that, then North Korea is also a democratic state, sure.
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Message 102778 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 16:17:02 UTC

The military according to the constitution they themselves wrote, held 25% of the seats in the parliament. No matter what any election would say.
That in itself makes this coup even more strange. Other than that they didn't like the outcome of the election of course :-)
(hmm who else in recent times, didn't like the outcome of an election, and tried, but failed, to stage a coup??)

And yes her tacit approval of the human rights abuses, especially the Rohingya genocide, does not give her any sympathy from me either.
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Message 102782 - Posted: 1 Feb 2021, 16:46:13 UTC - in response to Message 102778.  

The military according to the constitution they themselves wrote, held 25% of the seats in the parliament. No matter what any election would say.
That in itself makes this coup even more strange. Other than that they didn't like the outcome of the election of course :-)
(hmm who else in recent times, didn't like the outcome of an election, and tried, but failed, to stage a coup??)

And yes her tacit approval of the human rights abuses, especially the Rohingya genocide, does not give her any sympathy from me either.


I can't quite get my head around what the coup is supposed to achieve either. If it hadn't been for the Rohingya genocide, it would make a lot more sense.
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Message 102985 - Posted: 14 Feb 2021, 6:03:44 UTC

The result is in. Jury nullification.
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Message 105424 - Posted: 16 Sep 2021, 20:02:04 UTC

Our Ministers of the Exterior and Defense got a Motion of Censure today over how the Afghanistan evacuation was done (really really really really really badly, some Dutchmen are still in Afg with no place to go). The Minister of Defense decided to ignore the motion and stayed on. The Minister of the Exteriro took her leave. But only from the cabinet! She stays on as Member of Parliament and as the leader of the second largest political party, and so she can still continue trying to form a new government (we had elections back in March, our outgoing cabinet has no hurry to go away and/or form a new cabinet) and come back as a Minister or the Vice MP. Really. Yep. Our democracy is so broken.
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