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Mamba Mentality
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A general thread to talk about politics.

Featuring all-encompassing topical discussions about the United States and International political scenes.

The hot-button government and social issues go down in here.


Don't forget ladies & gentlemen, please keep the debates civil. :eek:bama3
 

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Can you give some guidelines on what kind of posts should go in this thread vs. what kind of posts should go in the Trump thread?
 

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Politics eh?

You're evil if you don't believe what I believe.

Okay now that we've discussed politics, what is the next topic? Religion?

You're evil if you don't believe what I believe.

Perhaps music?

You have execrable taste if you don't listen to the music I listen to, and nothing else.

Food?

We already talk about biscuits all the damn time.

WHAT IS LEFT TO TALK ABOUT?!

Well, there's always...

:reigns2

But this isn't the right forum for it, per se.
 

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Mamba Mentality
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The Trump thread is about Trump, and this thread is about any political topic.
it may be easier to just rename the Trump thread the political thread and this the new Trump thread since the Trump thread the past few weeks is mostly another political talk
I originally proposed this idea to staff and I was advised it would be better to make a separate thread.
 

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2 threads? I'm fine with one place to have to listen to the left is cancer Muppets. It's those sjaydoubleyoos and progressives wot ruin are country.

Not the corporate elite, establishment politicians, religious theocracy or war mongering neocons.

It's the liberuls.
 

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2 threads? I'm fine with one place to have to listen to the left is cancer Muppets. It's those sjaydoubleyoos and progressives wot ruin are country.

Not the corporate elite, establishment politicians, religious theocracy or war mongering neocons.

It's the liberuls.
3 threads now if you count the delusional Russiagate fantasy thread.
 

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2 threads? I'm fine with one place to have to listen to the left is cancer Muppets. It's those sjaydoubleyoos and progressives wot ruin are country.

Not the corporate elite, establishment politicians, religious theocracy or war mongering neocons.

It's the liberuls.
sjaydoubleyoos and the religious theocracy are the same group of people. :laugh:

One worships an imaginary God, the other worships make believe genders and
tenants of "justice". Both go out of their way to annoy everyone else and push their beliefs on everyone.

You forgot crony capitalism. I don't count the elite in this because it's this system that allows them to exploit everyone else.
 

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Alright then. Here we go (again) guys!
https://www.thelocal.dk/20180927/danish-parliament-to-consider-ban-on-circumcision-in-october-report
Danish parliament to consider ban on circumcision: report
A petition demanding parliament consider implementing a ban on circumcising boys under 18 is set to be considered by parliament.

The petition reached in June the 50,000 signatures required to force parliament to take up the issue.

Parliament’s justice administration (Lovsekretariat) has since processed the petition and found it not to be in breach of the constitution and therefore valid for parliamentary consideration.

Intact Danmark, a lobby group opposed to circumcision of healthy children, told broadcaster DR it expected parliament to vote on the issue in October.

“We are pleased. It is a small piece of Danish and world history that we are now ready to take this step,” the group’s chairperson Lena Nyhus told DR.

Supporters of the ban say that children should be allowed the right to make their own decisions over the procedure, and that long-term physical effects can result.

Opponents argue that it is parents’ right to circumcise children under 18 and that religious circumcisions fall under freedom of religion.

According to a survey conducted by DR in April, the majority of parties in parliament are yet to confirm their position on the issue or will allow their MPs to vote in accordance with personal views.

Circumcision of boys in Denmark is not common and is usually only conducted for religious reasons.

In 2016, The Economist reported that over 50 percent of male children were circumcised in the United States, in comparison with between two and three percent in Finland and the United Kingdom.
I think this came up earlier in the year. But I guess the politicians now have to come clean. Do they support this or will they go against the opinions of the majority (83 per cent of Danes support an age limit on circumcising boys according to polls).
 

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Alright then. Here we go (again) guys!

I think this came up earlier in the year. But I guess the politicians now have to come clean. Do they support this or will they go against the opinions of the majority (83 per cent of Danes support an age limit on circumcising boys according to polls).
I support this too. Unfortunately, in America people against circumcision are still ridiculed because even secular minded atheists here are still convinced that having foreskin is bad for men .. I bring up secular atheists because while they acknowledge that most religious ideas are bad, they've accepted circumcision as either a good idea or they downplayed the impact of an invasive procedure because they're not aware of the existence of men who have been irreparably damaged by it.
 

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I support this too. Unfortunately, in America people against circumcision are still ridiculed because even secular minded atheists here are still convinced that having foreskin is bad for men .. I bring up secular atheists because while they acknowledge that most religious ideas are bad, they've accepted circumcision as either a good idea or they downplayed the impact of an invasive procedure because they're not aware of the existence of men who have been irreparably damaged by it.
From someone not American. It just seems to be a whole lot of "It's tradition, there is no real reason as to why we keep doing this. But we've pretty much always done it, so now it's tradition."
 

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Meanwhile in Pakistan :mj4

https://www.dawn.com/news/1435891

Bureaucrat caught stealing Kuwaiti delegate’s wallet

ISLAMABAD: A senior bureaucrat caused embarrassment to the country when he was caught stealing the wallet of a member of the Kuwaiti delegation which visited the country to discuss investment plans in Pakistan, Dawn has learnt.

Sources said the theft was committed by a grade-20 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Services Group, deployed at the Finance Ministry and he was caught through closed-circuit TV camera (CCTV) footage after the members of the Kuwaiti delegation lodged a strong protest.

In the six-second leaked video clip, which also went viral on social media, the bureaucrat could be seen lifting the wallet from the table and putting it into his pocket at a time when all Kuwaiti delegates and officials of the ministry had left the hall at the Economic Affairs Division after the meeting.

The issue came to light when a member of the Kuwaiti delegation lodged a complaint with the Pakistan officials that his wallet containing a handsome amount of the Kuwaiti dinar had gone missing during the meeting.

A search was conducted in the ministry and all the rooms and offices were combed. Even the lower grade employees of the ministry were quizzed and physically searched but nothing was found.

Later, the footage captured by a CCTV camera installed at the hall was examined which revealed that the stealing was committed by the senior officer. When the officer was approached, he first denied his involvement, but when the footage was shown to him he produced the wallet, the sources stated.

When the Kuwaiti official was informed about the recovery of his wallet, the members of the delegation asked the authorities to provide them identification of the culprit. The Pakistani officials initially showed reluctance and assured the guests that legal action would be taken against the person.

However, the sources said, it was on the insistence of the delegates who were extremely angry over the incident that Pakistani officials informed them about the person and the Kuwaitis were also shown the CCTV footage.

So far, no complaint has been registered with the police.

The sources in the ministry said that an internal inquiry was in progress against the bureaucrat and further action would be taken keeping in view its recommendations.

When during a news briefing, a question about the incident was put before Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, he simply said that most of the present bureaucrats had got “moral training” during the previous governments.

Published in Dawn, September 30th, 2018
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From someone not American. It just seems to be a whole lot of "It's tradition, there is no real reason as to why we keep doing this. But we've pretty much always done it, so now it's tradition."
Tradition is just one of the reasons why it's done. Unfortunately, they're still stuck on age old medieval mindset that "it's hard to clean so chop it off" as the primary reason. The Europeans that came to America and settled here were a superstitious bunch and many of their superstitions still persist. Like most Americans still have an irrational fear/phobia of rats and mice even though the plague happened hundreds of years ago and now it's curable. Many still wipe out entire populations of raccoons fearing "rabies" etc. The government is still engaged in killing wild wolves and coyotes because the farmers lose a few animals here and there.

Much of America still has a very medieval superstitious/paranoid European quality to it.
 

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https://www.newsweek.com/sarah-palins-eldest-son-arrested-domestic-violence-charges-1145233


Track Palin, the eldest son of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has been arrested on assault charges.

Palin, 29, of Wasilla, Alaska, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, interfering with a report of domestic violence and resisting arrest, according to a report released Saturday by Alaska State Troopers.

According to the police report, when a female acquaintance attempted to call police to report the alleged crimes, he took her phone from her.

Palin is being remanded in Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and is being held on a $500 unsecured bond, reported KTUU.

He appeared in court Saturday, where he declared himself "not guilty, for sure" when asked his plea, reported the network.

Palin faces three Class A misdemeanours, meaning he could be imprisoned for up to a year and fined $250,000. He has also been charged with a Class B misdemeanour, punishable by a day in jail and a $2,000 fine.

It is not the first time criminal charges have been filed against Palin

In December 2017, he was accused of assaulting his father, Todd Palin. His mother, Sarah Palin, called police to report the alleged attack.

The case is currently before Alaska’s Veteran’s Court.

In January 2016 he was charged with domestic assault, interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, and possessing a weapon while intoxicated in connection with the incident. His girlfriend had alleged that he punched her in the face.

Sarah Palin was criticised by veterans groups in 2016 after linking her son’s violent behaviour to PTSD stemming from his service in Iraq.
 
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