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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    he is clearly a paid up member of the “nutterati“
    Oh yup!

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    I hadn’t really noticed Airport 2 before
    He's deep-cover!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    I hadn’t really noticed Airport 2 before but, he is clearly a paid up member of the “nutterati“
    I forgot to add:-
    Multitudes of Internet points are available for those that attack anyone who disagrees with the "official narrative" obviously applies mainly to those who consider themselves moronically and intellectually superior to lesser mortals!
    Quite a few on here will have oddles of lovely points!
    Note: If you can include a dig at "Bad Orange man" in you attacks - yep bonus points, if you can add something positive about Creepy Joe, triple points due to the difficulty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Multitudes of Internet points are available for those that attack anyone who disagrees with the "official narrative" obviously applies mainly to those who consider themselves moronically and intellectually superior to lesser mortals!
    Translation: think what I think or you're all sheeple and the fact you don't agree with me is proof that I'm right, also I'm just gonna go ahead and project so insecurities now...'

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Translation: think what I think or you're all sheeple and the fact you don't agree with me is proof that I'm right, also I'm just gonna go ahead and project so insecurities now...'
    Thanks Ewe amusing person, you are! believe you to have a deep understanding of "insecurities" appreciate your explanation.

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    You're welcome.

    Take x2 tinfoil tablets, stay away from nonsense sources and try not to believe absolutely everything you read just cos you want it to be true. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    I hadn’t really noticed Airport 2 before but, he is clearly a paid up member of the “nutterati“
    Deep cover nutter. Account opened in 2006. 3800 posts

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    Airport 2 is a total wack job. He literally buys into every single conspiracy theory on earth. Pick one and ask him if he buys it. I did as I mentioned the moon landing. Of course, he went on a diatribe about how it was faked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Airport 2 is a total wack job.
    And a Trump supporter.

    What a surprise!


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    Aside from the Trump thing I don't mind Airport 2. He's hardly aggro and his bizarre ideas are amusing and I'm sure some of them have a tiny kernel of truth to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    And a Trump supporter.
    "Whack job", tinfoil hat wearer, all criticism I can accept, (Bsnub - don't bother reading his posts! - waste of air) but Trump supporter, no idea where you got that ludicrous idea from! at the end of the day they all work for the same "master"
    "Backspin" go home - the village is missing it's idiot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    "Backspin" go home - the village is missing it's idiot!
    Rememebr what I said!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    kernel of truth

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    to paraphrase samuel clemens.....predictions of america's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

    yes, it's undeniably a dark time in the US.
    yes, it will take a very long time to pull out of this mess.


    but the US has been through times similar to this in the past.. even times much worse than this.....but if past is prologue, there's every reason to think that the country will come out stronger than it was before this chaos started.

    it was a perfect storm that got him to an electoral college victory, but it's worth remembering that trump lost the popular vote by millions in 2016....the most recent census data indicates that there were 209 million us citizens over the age of 18 in 2016, and he got 62 million votes....or <30% of eligible voters. i strongly believe that millions of those people have come to regret their votes after witnessing what's he's done to the county and its reputation over the last 4 years.

    i don't know if anyone reads books anymore, but a great read on this very topic is 'the soul of america: the battle for our better angels' by john meacham.

    Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now.


    While the American story has not always—or even often—been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail.
    Robot Check


    FWIW, there aren't many people who have made money betting against the united states.

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    I think the worst thing about Trump has been he has highlighted just how many fact-immune complete and utter nutters there are (worldwide not just the US) and the effects of that will linger well after he's gone.

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    The genius with all the best words sure did struggle.

    ’Trump faced life outside his own political bubble on Tuesday, where his self-congratulation, buck passing and audacious falsehoods conspicuously failed to meet the moment when he was confronted by undecided voters at an ABC News town hall.’

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    The genius with all the best words sure did struggle.

    ’Trump faced life outside his own political bubble on Tuesday, where his self-congratulation, buck passing and audacious falsehoods conspicuously failed to meet the moment when he was confronted by undecided voters at an ABC News town hall.’
    Most of the audience weren't insistent enough.
    At least one woman had the guts to tell him to let her finish. The asshat had a smirk on his face. Was great though. Should be more of it.

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    'A savagely broken food system'

    How long untill food riots.
    I read somewhere fresh fruit and veges were the domain of the (relatively) well off because there simply aren't outlets for these products in the poor areas thus driving the obesity epidemic.
    From a viral pandemic to the movement for racial justice to the worsening climate crisis, Senator Cory Booker says the massive challenges facing the US right now are all tied to a “savagely broken food system”.

    And last week, his most recent challenge to that system gained new momentum, when a coalition of 300 farm, food, and environmental advocacy organizations sent a letter to Congress urging legislators to pass a bill that would eventually eliminate the country’s largest concentrated animal feeding operations (Cafos).


    Speaking exclusively to the Guardian, Booker, a New Jersey senator who ran for the democratic presidential nomination earlier this year, says: “Nobody seems to be calling out how multinational, vertically integrated industrial agricultural companies are threatening American wellbeing, and I just think that the more people learn about these practices, the more shocked they are.


    “I don’t think most Americans realize that the way we raise animals is such a betrayal of the heritage of our grandparents. I don’t think they realize that … these big companies like Smithfield and Cargill and others have our American farmers now living like sharecroppers in constant debt, forced to follow their rules. I’ve watched the suffering in North Carolina of minority communities who live around Cafos and can no longer breathe their air … and I’ve seen workers in the meatpacking plants and how dangerous those plants are.


    “Everybody is losing in this system – except for the massive corporations that have taken over the American food system.”


    Booker was elected to the Senate in 2013, after serving as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, from 2006 to 2013. During his time in the Senate he has focused his efforts on progressive issues like criminal justice reform, reducing economic inequality and increasing access to healthcare.


    More recently, the food system and the way it shapes inequalities in the US has emerged as one of his defining interests. As mayor of Newark, where more than 50% of the city’s residents are people of color, Booker observed a high rate of poverty and food insecurity. “I learned early in my time as mayor, when I was focused on things like criminal justice reform and economic justice, that all of these issues and injustices were intersectional, and you have to deal with them with a holistic view,” he says.


    “Kids who walk into bodegas can buy a Twinkie product cheaper than they can buy an apple because 90% of our agriculture subsidies go to four major monocrops,” he says. Workers exposed to dangers in meatpacking plants and to poor working conditions and pesticide exposures on farms are also disproportionately people of color, concerns recently amplified by the Black Lives Matter movement.


    Kids who walk into bodegas can buy a Twinkie product cheaper than they can buy an apple
    “What’s motivating me is that I think we need to really sound the alarm in America,” he says. “There are so many crises [that relate] to public health, from global warming to economic justice to humane treatment of animals. What should not be surprising is that a senator is taking this on. What should be more surprising is that we as a country have not seen this broken food system, especially after a Covid crisis, which has so exposed the fragility of the American food system. The real question is why isn’t Congress as a whole moving to address this massive threat to public health?”


    A cattle feedlot, Colorado
    Booker’s Farm System Reform Act would place a moratorium on large concentrated animal feedlots. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy
    The issue of the US food system has picked up steam amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which shed light on the potential of Cafos to spread disease and contribute to antibiotic resistance, as well as the fragility of the US’s heavily consolidated food chain. There have been large coronavirus outbreaks at plants: hundreds of workers have died, thousands have been ill, and farmers have been forced to euthanize and dispose of millions of animals.


    Booker, unlike most politicians, is willing to call out the behaviour of powerful meatpacking companies and introduce legislation to directly disrupt and regulate their businesses. In June, Booker and Senator Elizabeth Warren launched an investigation into meatpacking companies’ actions during the pandemic, looking at the coronavirus outbreaks and the companies’ claims that keeping plants running was necessary to feed the country, at the same time as a record amount of meat was being exported to China and other countries. In July, Booker introduced a bill that would prevent the US Department of Agriculture from allowing plants to speed up their lines, but it has so far not moved forward.


    Booker has also introduced bills to prevent further consolidation in agribusiness, incentivize climate-friendly farming practices via the Climate Stewardship Act, and increase support for small farms selling into local markets, with specific attention to historically underserved producers like black farmers.


    But the Farm System Reform Act, which would place a moratorium on new or expanding large Cafos, is his most radical piece of legislation, aimed at phasing out large Cafos altogether by 2040, and pledging support and legislative protection for farmers transitioning away from the system. It has now been introduced in the House, and has also gained support from Warren and Bernie Sanders.


    “The Farm System Reform Act is the bold approach we need to bring dangerous factory farming under control now, and begin the necessary transformation to a safe and equitable future for food consumers and workers alike,” Food and Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter said in a press release announcing the letter sent to Congress.


    So far most of the enthusiasm is coming from progressive politicians: presidential nominee Joe Biden’s plans on climate and rural America do not mention Cafos at all.


    Hogs feed in a pen in a concentrated animal feeding operation, Iowa.
    ‘I’ve watched the suffering of communities who live around Cafos and can no longer breathe their air’, says Booker. Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/AP
    But, in Booker’s mind, it’s not a matter of if the largest factory farms will someday be a thing of the past, it’s when. “We are on the right side of history,” he says, comparing the fight for a better food system to other successful social justice movements like marriage equality and criminal justice reform.


    “This one is going to take awareness, because I just don’t think when most Americans sit down and have their dinner they realize that the food that they’re eating … is part of a system that’s hurting their environment, their health, the wellbeing of workers, and the wellbeing of animals. I just have a deep, abiding faith in the goodness and the decency of Americans, and that’s why I know when it comes to an issue of justice, that’s the way we’ll move as a society. The big question I have is how quickly can we get there?”
    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...cal-reform-now
    “If we stop testing right now we’d have very few cases, if any.” Donald J Trump.

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    When people can’t buy Twinkies with an EBT card there could be a riot.

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    It says something when Iran seem the more rational ones in a comparison with baldy orange cunto's AmeriKKKa.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after the Trump administration’s disputed unilateral weekend declaration that all United Nations penalties eased under the 2015 nuclear deal had been restored.

    The announcement came in defiance of nearly all U.N. members, including U.S. allies in Europe, who have rejected U..S. legal standing to impose the international sanctions. It set the stage for an ugly showdown at the annual U.N. General Assembly this week and also came as President Donald Trump seeks to portray himself as a champion for Middle East stability ahead of November’s presidential election.

    In addition to his actions against Iran, Trump just last week witnessed the signing of agreements normalizing relations between
    Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, both of which reflect increased regional concerns about Iran. Similar U.S.-brokered deals between Israel and Arab states are expected in the coming days and weeks.


    “The United States has now restored U.N. sanctions on Iran,” Trump said in a statement issued shortly after he signed an executive order spelling out how the U.S. will enforce the “snapback” of the sanctions. “My actions today send a clear message to the Iranian regime and those in the international community who refuse to stand up to Iran.”


    The sanctions include freezes on any assets those targeted may have in U.S. jurisdisctions, bar Americans from doing business with them and, perhaps most importantly, open up foreign governments. companies and individuals to U.S. penalties if they engage in transactions with them.

    Speaking to reporters with fellow Cabinet secretaries at the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the administration was hitting more than two dozen Iranian individuals and institutions with penalties. “No matter who you are if you violate the U.N. arms embargo on Iran you risk sanctions,” he said.


    However, nearly all of the targets identified on Monday — including the Iranian defense ministry, its procurement arm, Iran’s atomic energy agency, several Iranian scientists and Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro — were already subject to U.S. sanctions that the administration had re-imposed after Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018.


    Trump’s executive order mainly affects Iranian and foreign entities involved in conventional weapons and ballistic missile activity. A U.N. arms embargo on Iran is to expire in October under the terms of the nuclear deal, but Pompeo and others insist the snapback has rescinded its termination.


    Accompanied by Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft and national security adviser Robert O’Brien, Pompeo said the U.S. was not acting alone but on behalf of the rest of the world which is refusing to confront the Iranian threat.


    “The country that’s isolated today is not the United States but rather Iran,” Pompeo said. “By these actions we have made very clear that every member state in the United Nations has a responsibility to enforce these sanctions. That certainly includes the United Kingdom, France and Germany. We will have every expectation that those nations enforce these sanctions.”


    Craft, the U.N. ambassador who has seen her counterparts one-by-one adamantly reject the administration’s position, said the U.S. would not back down in the face of global opposition.


    “What makes America unique is that we stand up for what is right,” she said. “As we have in the past, we will stand alone to protect peace and security at all times. We don’t need a cheering section to validate our moral compass. We do not find comfort based solely on numbers, particularly when the majority has found themselves in an uncomfortable position of underwriting terrorism, chaos, and conflict. We refuse to be members of that club.”


    The administration declared on Saturday that all U.N. sanctions against Iran had been restored because Tehran is violating parts of the nuclear deal in which it agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.


    But few U.N. member states believe the U.S. has the legal standing to restore the sanctions because Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018. The U.S. argues it retains the right to do so as an original participant in the deal and a member of the council.


    The remaining world powers in the deal — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — have been struggling to offset the sanctions that the U.S. re-imposed on Iran after the Trump administration left the pact, which the president said was one-sided in favor of Tehran and frequently called the worst deal ever negotiated.

    Ali Akbar
    Salehi, the head of Iran’s nuclear agency, said earlier Monday that there is still a broad agreement among the international community that the nuclear pact should be preserved.


    At a conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Salehi said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, has been “caught in a quasi-stalemate situation” since Trump pulled out.


    While insisting it is not pursuing a nuclear weapon, Iran has been steadily breaking restrictions outlined in the deal on the amount of uranium it can enrich, the purity it can enrich it to, and other limitations. At the same time, Iran has far less enriched uranium and lower-purity uranium than it had before signing the deal, and it has continued to allow international inspectors into its nuclear facilities.
    Alone among nations, US moves to restore UN Iran sanctions

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    The mad mullahs' anti-American rhetoric aside . . . Iran is hardly a world destabiliser

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    “What makes America unique is that we stand up for what is right,”


    Almost spilt my coffee.

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    Airportwo lives in a bubble of conspiracy theories. He might be beyond help with his own brainwashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    “What makes America unique is that we stand up for what is right
    “The United States has now restored U.N. sanctions on Iran
    United Sanctions of America...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    United Sanctions of America...
    Aaaaawwww, our mental midget made a funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    “The United States has now restored U.N. sanctions

    Surely complying with the United Nation principles as founded 75 years ago, commemorated just today with glamorous speeches the wonderful accomplishments:

    -The principle of sovereign equality of states.

    -Prohibition of the use of force and threats of force against another state.

    -Principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of states.

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