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PostSubject: News thread.   Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:22 pm

The title says it all.

Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit has been thrown out by an appeals court, which said it it had no legal basis.

http://www.12newsnow.com/story/32212198/jesse-venturas-18m-defamation-award-overturned

It really makes you wonder how the jury for the first trail was dumb enough to side with Jesse in the first place...
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:25 pm

I don't think we're allowed to get political on this forum, so there's not much we can say in this thread.  It'd be best to just close it.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:09 pm

You can probably give your opinion on something as long as it doesnt get way too out of hand like it sometimes did on JPL.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:08 pm

We mods have talked about it, and a News thread is perfectly fine, just no political discussion. There's plenty of good and bad non-political news out there.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:25 am

The Suicide Squad tracklist has been announced, and it's a lot of hip hop:
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:42 pm

Man, 2016 is starting to feel like one long tragedy.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/19/entertainment/actor-anton-yelchin-killed/
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:04 pm

2016, the year the entertainment industry suffered the worse.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:19 am

So...Britain voted to exit the European Union

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:55 am

@Sickle_Claw wrote:
So...Britain voted to exit the European Union

SO I'm probably going to sound really dumb but...what does this mean exactly?

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:20 am

@TheDreamMaster wrote:
@Sickle_Claw wrote:
So...Britain voted to exit the European Union

SO I'm probably going to sound really dumb but...what does this mean exactly?

Nobody is really sure yet, except that the pound has already fallen to its lowest since 1985. Scotland has already made their claim of disapproval so we might see them try to become independent again and rejoin the EU.

Certainly there will be impacts for both the British and the global economy, and from what I have heard they probably won't be good. But that remains to be seen. It mostly depends on if Britain can maintain trade agreements with the EU nations (which they might not be so inclined to preserve).
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:43 am

@Sickle_Claw wrote:
So...Britain voted to exit the European Union

Yep, it was nice knowing you all.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:55 am

My dad is currently walking around the house humming "Rule Britannia". He voted leave.

Watching Live News. The door to number ten just opened to let the cat out. Very intriguing stuff
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:56 pm

Also, it appears environmental protections in Britain will probably be weakened.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:27 pm

Get ready for a Round 2 seeing how many people are displeased and how the economy of the UK crashed overnight.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:34 pm

Surprise surprise the Prime Minister resigned.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:42 pm

There was probably pressure for him to resign.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:16 pm

Eh, BoJo and a bunch of other pro-leave types were actually insisting he stay on.

Which might have increased the incentive for him to jump ship, now that I think about it.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:49 pm

This is a good thing. The British people will no longer have to bail out other countries like Greece and Portugal. Sorry, but those countries should be free loading off others and most of those that did bail them out, which made THEIR own populations angry, got nothing in return. It's not like Russia or China which always seems to get something in return when they do a partial bail-outs of European countries.

The EU may have been a good thing some time ago, but now, it's just a haven for old EuroMarxists and internationalists. Everybody is dependent on every country and people forgot what it means to be self-reliant. Besides, the Euro is on a death spiral anyway. It was always a bad idea and it will die outright or die via being meaningless within the next 10 years anyways. I'm not a true isolationist per-se, but I do believe that countries should be economical dependent by themselves or at least mostly (at least 70%) by themselves. A country that is not economically sovereign is always at the control of others.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:59 pm

Personally, I think we should keep an eye on Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. It'd be interesting to see what happens
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:08 am

@tigris115 wrote:
Personally, I think we should keep an eye on Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. It'd be interesting to see what happens

I agree. The vote by Scotland to still be a part of Britain was somewhat fixed since the Scots were kept from many facts. It would be interesting what the vote would be like now. After all, if Britain finally freed itself from that corrupt internationalist organization, then there isn't much from Scots saying "If the Brits can free themselves from the EU, the we can do the same with Britain."
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:18 am

As the token British Dino-nut here, I am planning to leave to either Ireland, Canada or New Zealand as soon as my Master's Degree wraps up. Incidentally, both of those Universities that I've been scouting for the MA are in Wales and Northern England.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:46 am

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As the token British Dino-nut here, I am planning to leave to either Ireland, Canada or New Zealand as soon as my Master's Degree wraps up. Incidentally, both of those Universities that I've been scouting for the MA are in Wales and Northern England.

*Strikes "making new friends" off the to-do list for Master's Degree*

Isn't that a little extreme? I mean, Britain is still home to many famous dinosaurs and there is still a lot of interesting ones waiting to be found.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:02 am

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Isn't that a little extreme? I mean, Britain is still home to many famous dinosaurs and there is still a lot of interesting ones waiting to be found.

I was not referring to dinosaurs, but people. I still love dinosaurs, but recent events are a bitter pill to take, knowing that Wales and Northern England pushed us into the state we are in now. But I will say this: I hope you're right - I hope I can look back all of on this in the years and say "that was way too extreme of me", but right now bitterness sits over me and many of my friends like a dark pall.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:13 am

@BarrytheOnyx wrote:
@Rhedosaurus wrote:

Isn't that a little extreme? I mean, Britain is still home to many famous dinosaurs and there is still a lot of interesting ones waiting to be found.

I was not referring to dinosaurs, but people. I still love dinosaurs, but recent events are a bitter pill to take, knowing that Wales and Northern England pushed us into the state we are in now. But I will say this: I hope you're right - I hope I can look back all of on this in the years and say "that was way too extreme of me", but right now bitterness sits over me and many of my friends like a dark pall.

I just think you should wait until you see/feel the long term effects. As I said on your FB page, it will suck short term, but it will be worth it long term and the reasons that I mentioned a few posts ago here say why. Rome wasn't built in a day and the good effects won't come soon either, but it will be eventually. I think it's only then should a fair decision happen.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:38 am

The petition to do a revote has 100,000+ signatures. It's probably going to happen. If it does, stay will demolish leave this time so.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:05 pm

@Mysterious Hero M wrote:
The petition to do a revote has 100,000+ signatures. It's probably going to happen. If it does, stay will demolish leave this time so.

Sounds like something to reverse the will of the people by the pro-EU supporters.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:18 pm

Possibly not. The highest google searches from Britain post vote was "What's the EU?" and "What does it mean to the EU?" Seems that a lot of the votes were reactionary protest votes, and people didn't truly understand what they were voting for. Now they do, and they don't like it.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:45 pm

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Possibly not. The highest google searches from Britain post vote was "What's the EU?" and "What does it mean to the EU?" Seems that a lot of the votes were reactionary protest votes, and people didn't truly understand what they were voting for. Now they do, and they don't like it.

But voting to go back to a corrupt internationalist organization that wrecked their sovereignty is even worse. The EU needed Britian via bailout money, far more then the Brits need the EU. It's not worth running back into their arms. Even the EU leaders want the British to leave ASAP, rather then a recount. Besides, the Euro is dying anyway and the EU isn't far off.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:48 pm

How ridiculous is it to think that people went out and voted for something that they had no idea  what it was or represented. That's like not knowing anything about the presidential candidates and showing up on voting day to just pick one for no reason.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:37 pm

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How ridiculous is it to think that people went out and voted for something that they had no idea  what it was or represented. That's  like not knowing anything about the presidential candidates and showing up on voting day to just pick one for no reason.

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I suspect the EU want the UK out of the union as fast as possible so that the period of uncertainty and unstability is as short as possible. The economy will recover faster if whatever crash happens sooner. People wont be inclined to invest in UK and such and such when they don't know what will happen.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:53 pm

@MissDNA wrote:
I suspect the EU want the UK out of the union as fast as possible so that the period of uncertainty and unstability is as short as possible.
From what I have seen this is precisely what is happening. The EU wants to UK gone. I suppose they're rather sore about the vote, and are holding a kind of "Don't let the door hit you" attitude.[/quote]
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:07 pm

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@MissDNA wrote:
I suspect the EU want the UK out of the union as fast as possible so that the period of uncertainty and unstability is as short as possible.
From what I have seen this is precisely what is happening. The EU wants to UK gone. I suppose they're rather sore about the vote, and are holding a kind of "Don't let the door hit you" attitude.
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It makes you wonder how much of that mindset will happen when other countries do the same. The French were never big into internationalism. They've always had a nationalistic strain since the Napoleonic era and it's never died off or hibernated. The German people don't want to bail out the Greeks or the others on the continent either. Once one or both of those countries go, then game over for the EU and the Euro.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:19 pm

I don't think they want to face economic collapse either. Both of those countries are landlocked with other EU states, leaving the EU would strangle so much trade. I think Germany likes a little being the top hen in EU and France has a bunch of farming so they have use of those benefits.
I'm not much into EU or politics but I seriously doubt there's a large concern for other countries to leave the EU. There's just a bunch of fearmongering and right-wing propaganda going around.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:45 pm

@MissDNA wrote:
I don't think they want to face economic collapse either. Both of those countries are landlocked with other EU states, leaving the EU would strangle so much trade. I think Germany likes a little being the top hen in EU and France has a bunch of farming so they have use of those benefits.
I'm not much into EU or politics but I seriously doubt there's a large concern for other countries to leave the EU. There's just a bunch of fearmongering and right-wing propaganda going around.

The loss of sovereignty is a legitimate concern. Let's put it this way: Let's say you and your two neighbors (one on each side) don't get along but you decide to have a third party to mediate. For a while it works since there is peace. Eventually, the third party says "Hey, I can make things better if you give me more power." The three of you agree. This happens until the third party gains control of most (80%) of the lives of you and your neighbors. Think of you and your neighbors as European nations and the third party as the EU.
Imagine the neighbor to your right being Great Britain who tells the third party. "Sorry, you let me chose if I should continue this. And I say no." He now has his freedom back.

That's basically what happened.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:54 pm

EU isn't a tyrannical overlord though. It has its benefits and drawbacks and it creates a much more unified Europe, in line with the rest of the modern world trend of unification. You can still make your own laws, and what laws the EU require you to follow are usually for the better. Now, there's for example a worry in the UK that the enviromental politics are going to worsen after their exit.
And trade is so much more simplified with the open borders and what not. Trade has always been core in Europe, where countries are small and production and resources are spread out.


Or maybe I'm wrong and EU is just shite. What do I know.
I tend to like it though. Many times I feel like a European and not just like a Swede. I can't really imagine a life without EU.

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:04 pm

@MissDNA wrote:
EU isn't a tyrannical overlord though. It has its benefits and drawbacks and it creates a much more unified Europe, in line with the rest of the modern world trend of unification. You can still make your own laws, and what laws the EU require you to follow are usually for the better. Now, there's for example a worry in the UK that the enviromental politics are going to worsen after their exit.
And trade is so much more simplified with the open borders and what not. Trade has always been core in Europe, where countries are small and production and resources are spread out.


Or maybe I'm wrong and EU is just shite. What do I know.
I tend to like it though. Many times I feel like a European and not just like a Swede. I can't really imagine a life without EU.

The problem is that with open borders, cultural identity rots away. You can't have a nation-state/country without a national identity. Culture, customs, traditional norms, morals. Those are what people live for. Take all that away and people don't have much to live for. Yes, you have cheaper stuff and lots of it. But life was, is, and will never be like that. At best, it's a life cheapened. At worst, it's a life that turns into greed. "Gimme gimme gimme. I want this. I want that." You have to have other reasons to live besides that. Other factors that are far more important.

What's the point of uniting a continent when the countries have no form of free will at all? It's none at all.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:18 pm

I just find this whole ordeal ridiculous. I get both sides. I won't be surprised if the U.K. says "nevermind, we were just kidding." It might be a good thing though, this whole ordeal. Perhaps it will change some EU policies thathat seem to create issues among its members and instead it can just focus on the goal of creating a universal economy and not a universal nation.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:27 pm

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I just find this whole ordeal ridiculous. I get both sides. I won't be surprised if the U.K. says "nevermind, we were just kidding." It might be a good thing though, this whole ordeal. Perhaps it will change some EU policies thathat seem to create issues among its members and instead it can just focus on the goal of creating a universal economy and not a universal nation.

Not with the Euro is bad as it is. It came close to dying after the Greeks rejected the Euro-bailout the first time around. It does not have long to live in this world. You can't have a universal economy without a universal currency. Say what you want about the American Dollar, but at least it was never a mistake from the get go. The Euro always was. Even a lot of economists said so from the get go.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:15 pm

>"Only British citizens or UK residents have the right to sign."
>>"{"name":"United Kingdom","code":"GB","signature_count":365483}"
>2,079,821 people signed this petition who are NOT in the United Kingdom (despite the petition stating at the tippy top that you are supposed to be either a British citizen or UK resident (for reference there were about 9k US signatures according to that website).

This petition is total bull and should not be even considered. A huge majority of the signers are outside the UK, not to mention I could make a thousand throwaway email accounts and just keep signing 'till the cows come home. And people really think that 17 million votes for leaving will just be thrown out by some online petition with 2 million? Get real. The UK is leaving the EU, whether it causes the apocalypse or not.

And even if the website I linked is incorrect you cant fully trust it because I am a 16 year old residing in Texas and I just signed for kicks. So this petition should automatically be thrown out.

(this is my opinion)

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:40 pm

Except under 75% of the population voted and it was 51-49. It's not going to happen.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:51 am

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How ridiculous is it to think that people went out and voted for something that they had no idea  what it was or represented. That's  like not knowing anything about the presidential candidates and showing up on voting day to just pick one for no reason.

That's because they thought it was an anti-immigration issue

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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:36 am

I highly doubt that. How do you live in Europe, in a country that is part of EU, AND not know what it is? It is an immigration issue on top of a lot of other issues. Did they think it had no economic influence? What's next? Will they vote to leave the UN and NATO and then say wait what are those organizations?

Also this whole petition thing is a joke. They want a 75% percent turn out for the vote to be considered? Only 66% of the population showed up to vote for their government elections where 71% or 72% showed up for this vote. Seems like a double standard.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:06 am

@Rhedosaurus wrote:
This is a good thing. The British people will no longer have to bail out other countries like Greece and Portugal. Sorry, but those countries should be free loading off others and most of those that did bail them out, which made THEIR own populations angry, got nothing in return. It's not like Russia or China which always seems to get something in return when they do a partial bail-outs of European countries.
I think Brexit will diplomatically sever the UK from the EU, but will, in the long run be an economic boon for Great Britain.

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The EU may have been a good thing some time ago, but now, it's just a haven for old EuroMarxists and internationalists. Everybody is dependent on every country and people forgot what it means to be self-reliant.
Welcome to the modern economy. When a butterfly flaps it's wings in Hong Kong, you get rain on Wall Street instead of sunshine.

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Besides, the Euro is on a death spiral anyway. It was always a bad idea and it will die outright or die via being meaningless within the next 10 years anyways. I'm not a true isolationist per-se, but I do believe that countries should be economical dependent by themselves or at least mostly (at least 70%) by themselves. A country that is not economically sovereign is always at the control of others.
To be fair Britain never adopted the Euro, so monetarily, Britain never tied their currency to that of everybody else. When you look back in hindsight, Britain half-assed their involvement in the EU in the first place. With the 20/20 precision of hindsight, it's not surprising they voted to leave.

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Personally, I think we should keep an eye on Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. It'd be interesting to see what happens
I have no doubt now that Scotland will once again push for independence and attempt to rejoin the EU.

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I highly doubt that. How do you live in Europe, in a country that is part of EU, AND not know what it is? It is an immigration issue on top of a lot of other issues. Did they think it had no economic influence? What's next? Will they vote to leave the UN and NATO and then say wait what are those organizations?
Never underestimate the stupidity of the average voter. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if a majority of these votes were knee-jerk reactions regarding immigration. Hell, 1 in 4 people in the U.S. still believe in Geocentrism.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:26 am

Actually the economy of the UK's suffering because of Brexit.
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PostSubject: Re: News thread.   Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:39 am

Short term, yes, but it'll even out eventually.
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