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post #3991 of 4267 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 10:49 PM
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And you don't think race has anything to do with it?

Methinks the bigger concern is the fact that the USA has spent over a century meddling with and generally fucking up every country to the south of us.

BTW, you never answered my question earlier. If the USA is the one who fucked up their countries with coups, sanctions, interventions and other CIA shenanigans, why is it that you don't think the USA should have any responsibility to the people fleeing the chaos it caused?
If you want to make the case that Canadians are just as dangerous as people from the countries south of the border then by all means go ahead.

I don't think the American people are responsible for what its unaccountable oligarchy does.

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If you want to make the case that Canadians are just as dangerous as people from the countries south of the border then by all means go ahead.
I never said anything about Canada but as long as you brought it up, we haven't spent the past century plus fucking up Canada like we have all the countries to the south of us. Maybe Canadians want to stay in Canada because the CIA has not destroyed their country.

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I don't think the American people are responsible for what its unaccountable oligarchy does.
Brainwashed sheep as they may be, the unaccountable oligarchy could not do the things they do if said sheep did not meekly give their consent. You can put the bulk of the blame on the deep state but at a certain point, every other American deserves some share of the blame for allowing these atrocities to continue and not doing shit to stand up to their government and say no more.

Keep people from entering the country illegally; check.
Stop interfering with other country's business; check.

So far, so good. We are on the same page up until this point.

But the fact remains, thousands of these refugees are fleeing their own countries because the USA is responsible for turning them into a hellscape. I could take it a step further and say the USA owns part of the blame for the immigration crisis in Europe because we're the ones leading the way in destroying Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc.

If we were not the country fucking up other countries and they did it all on their own, I would agree with you. It is not our responsibility to take care of the entire world's problems. But when we are the leading cause of so many of those problems, yeah, some of the responsibility for fixing them should fall on the shoulders of those who did the most damage.

You'll argue... but it wasn't me that made those decisions. Understood. No single person should take that blame. The American people as a whole though... maybe if they took off the blinders and opened their eyes to the realization that we are the evil empire and the fact that we allowed the government to do this in our name with our money, well...

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Living in that bubble of privilege.

"Why don't they just get high-paying jobs?'

"Why don't the homeless just buy homes?"

This is what happens when you spend all your time with elitists and haven't actually talked to a real person in years.
So basically he mocking people that has to work two jobs to put the food on their tables or to try to pay off a debt to either credit cards/student loans. Even if you try to get the high-paying jobs with a diploma in some cases you don't get hired because you lack the qualifications or the experience factor. Getting a high-paying job is not as easy to get unless you get lucky or know someone.



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So basically he mocking people that has to work two jobs to put the food on their tables or to try to pay off a debt to either credit cards/student loans. Even if you try to get the high-paying jobs with a diploma in some cases you don't get hired because you lack the qualifications or the experience factor. Getting a high-paying job is not as easy to get unless you get lucky or know someone.
I really can't believe anybody takes Shapiro seriously. Especially after the whole BBC incident.
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I really can't believe anybody takes Shapiro seriously. Especially after the whole BBC incident.
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If we lived in a sane world, she would be our next president.

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If we lived in a sane world, she would be our next president.
Yup.

We'll either get Trump.

Bernie "Cuckleberry" Sanders

Liz "I'm really a minority, really!" Warren

or

Kamala Harris, honestly for shits and giggles I want her to win.
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Yup.

We'll either get Trump.

Bernie "Cuckleberry" Sanders

Liz "I'm really a minority, really!" Warren

or

Kamala Harris, honestly for shits and giggles I want her to win.
If you want shits and giggles (and maybe a little depression), how about a John Delaney/John Hickenlooper ticket? John & John 2020!

I know it has no chance but just imagine the outcry and rage among the TYT crowd, Trump/Pence might even get a bigger EC win than Reagan/Bush did back in the day
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Even Mulan is getting political.

Liu Yifei, the Chinese-born actress starring in Disney's upcoming live-action "Mulan" remake, waded into the Hong Kong protest controversy on Thursday by expressing support for the city's police, who anti-government demonstrators accuse of using excessive force to quell unrest.
"I support the Hong Kong police. You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong," she posted on Weibo, a Twitter-like Chinese social media platform.
Immediately, people began posting #BoycottMulan on Twitter -- which is banned in China. Hours later, the hashtag was trending in Hong Kong and the United States with 37,700 tweets posted at time of writing. Twitter users accused the actress of supporting police brutality, and called out the fact that she's an American citizen.
"Liu is a naturalized American citizen. It must be nice. Meanwhile she pisses on people fighting for democracy," one person tweeted.
Yifei Liu stars as Mulan in the live-action remake of the classic Disney film.
Yifei Liu stars as Mulan in the live-action remake of the classic Disney film.
On the flip side, she also received plenty of praise on Weibo, the dominant platform in China. Nearly all the comments on her post echoed support for the Hong Kong police and Beijing.
"Believe in the government, believe in the Chinese central (government), believe in the country," one comment wrote.
The protests, which began in June as largely peaceful mass demonstrations against a now-suspended extradition bill, have morphed into something much darker and more violent, with frequent clashes between protesters and police.
Liu isn't the only Chinese celebrity who's weighed in -- Jackie Chan, martial arts film icon and native Hong Konger, called for peace on Thursday in an interview with China's broadcaster CCTV. He, too, was blasted on Twitter for the nationalist tone of his message -- at one point, he says in Mandarin, "I feel the pride of being a Chinese everywhere. The five-starred red flag is respected everywhere."
With Hong Kong divided, Beijing tries new tactic to discredit protest movement
With Hong Kong divided, Beijing tries new tactic to discredit protest movement
Other public figures, actors and singers like Tony Leung Ka-fai and Daniel Chan have spoken out against protester violence and vandalism. Pop star Denise Ho came out in strong support of the protesters -- she even gave a speech about the protests at a United Nations meeting last month.
Celebrities outside of Hong Kong and China have also chimed in. Kim Eui Sung, a South Korean actor who starred in the cult 2016 zombie apocalypse film "Train to Busan," expressed support for the protesters on Instagram, writing, "We are watching you, praying for you. #freehongkong." After being bombarded with critical and pro-Beijing comments, he posted another photo -- the infamous Tank Man shot from the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Sports drinks brand Pocari Sweat was also cheered by protesters and boycotted by the opposition after the company pulled ads from a local broadcaster perceived as pro-Beijing. Even bubble tea has been caught in the mix, with a Taiwanese chain urging solidarity with protesters.
And with the unrest showing no end in sight, both sides are settling in for the long haul.
"So disappointed," said one Twitter user of Liu's Weibo post. "Was so excited for Mulan too."
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I wouldn't have gone to see it anyway but I sure would love to see it bomb at the box office.

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