American Government Thread 2: No Doo Doo Holes Allowed


#155

Calling you King of Australia is not an insult, I don’t think. But then again I like Australia and have a picture of my pet wombat in my office. I thought my love for Australia was clear.

I’m sorry for triggering you with my flirtatious love, snowflake. I realize you’re trapped in a nomadic wasteland and don’t understand anything but trial by fire swords - which again I think proves what a man you must be to have become King of the Fire Sword Everything Wants To Kill Us Wasteland, but I am in a land of free soda pop and jelly beans and am full of love.

And jelly beans.


#156

The only time Australia is ever relevant is when you got that one friend camping in there in a game of Risk.


#157

You’ll have to be more clear, sorry. You keep mange-ridden marsupials as pets?

Jelly beans are delicious, I agree.

Damn straight.


#158

Are you THAT GUY?


#159

Wait, who isn’t that guy? This is SRK, right? Play to win? Australia has always been the key to world conquest.


#160

I actually haven’t played Risk, but camping sounds like something I’d do.

I saw somewhere today that the number of Americans moving to Norway is higher than the reverse. That’s true in absolute numbers, but when accounting for population, Norwegians move to the US nearly three times more.

In 2014 (latest year I could find for both countries data), 8,652 Americans immigrated to Norway. That works out to 0.000027.
In 2014, 332 Norwegians immigrated to the US. That works out 0.000064.

Like…I’m clearly not smart with numbers, but it does actually look like the US is more appealing to Norway than they want to admit.


#161

https://twitter.com/nopenotthistime/status/951559287733669888


#162

And some 63 Sam Club locations closed

The Sam’s near me closed without warring or even advance notice to their employees.

Employees found out as they show up for work that their location closed from locked doors and a sign on the door and not from management.


#163

when one reads these types of trumpgrets articles. one common theme seems to be prevalent.

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financial genius? didn’t trump’s casinos lose money? anyway, tom brady will likely be the greatest qb the in nfl history. however, why would one assume brady’s ability to recognize man vs zone coverage would translate into presidential ability? in any case, the people in the article realized their mistake and owned up to it. conversely, the cult45 members are up in here hilariously celebrating chump change being thrown their way, copping pleas for a unhinged president and stanning for huge tax cuts for gop donors and corportions sitting on tons of cash.

they sure did, but trump stans wouldn’t recognize an obviously transparent pr stunt if it bit them in the ass.

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also.
https://twitter.com/AlanMCole/status/951450999440494593
IOW, unemployment is continuing to drop (which was happening before trump got in office) and wal-mart is playing catch-up to some competitors to recruit employeess in a tightening labor market. wal-mart is already paying out $11/hr in states (DC, CA, WA and MA). a total of 18 states raised their minimum wages in 2018. also, target has been paying $11 for hourly employees since oct 2017 and costco raised it’s minimum to $13 in March 2016. nonetheless, this isn’t exactly a windfall when put into context as noted in the article.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-11/wal-mart-raises-u-s-hourly-wage-to-11-in-wake-of-tax-overhaul http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx

oh, those stories will definitely come out simply because of the historical spectacle and rarity of a shit show of a presidency. btw, trump’s latest interview in the WSJ delivers as usual. he comes off as bizarre and completely incoherent.

lol…a real life archie bunker with mental instability and cognitive skills that have declined to the point where he can’t even grasp his own policy stance nor the stance of others.


#164

I don’t pay a lot of attention to politics, but I do respect Trump for one thing, and that’s taking his presidency in a different geographical direction. Yes he’s illiterate, yes he’s luxuriously retarded, but there’s one thing I have to admit is that peace between the West and Russia, and peace between North Korea and South Korea, would all be a good thing for the world. Yes Trump is probably scared of NK’s ballistics and nuclear power, but if he at least got them talking, that’s a good thing.

Because I have to be honest, after the past 15 years I’m sick of hearing about the Middle East’s civil war and terror, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and so on. Just years and years of conflict in different countries and us sticking our noses in their business. Just to hear on the news what people think is going on between Trump and Putin is a sigh of relief, not that I’ve forgotten and don’t care about the victims of conflict in the Middle East, but it’s a sign that our focuses are being shifted to other places.

But, I’m not going to defend the moron, I don’t know enough about him to say, but it seems to me that Trump is tackling actual genuine world issues that can benefit everyone, instead of simply invading a country on the first day of his presidency.

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#165

Trumps ass would steal some fizzy lifting drinks then leave the factory acting like he didn’t do shit then proceed to extort Slugworth for 8x his asking price for the ever lasting gobstopper.

**Fun fact IMDB said he even did a cameo in the movie: **


#166

Employment is dropping across the board and has been for a long-time because of the one-two punch of automation and outsourcing.

Proponents will tell you that it’s creating new opportunities but it’s twisting facts. It is creating new opportunities but not an equal amount of opportunities. Some new jobs but overall a lower amount of jobs.


#167

Kara throw? You could hit him with Honda’s overhead…


#168

ofc some people from Norway want to go to the USA, can’t blame them.
For the 3 years of work I’d do over there, my salary would be be rougly 2 times as high as here. I wouldn’t stay there but I seriously considered the move.


#169

Meanwhile…I just got this on my cell phone…

Then…

https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/952243723525677056

https://twitter.com/Hawaii_EMA/status/952243912415985664

Hack?

Either way someone’s gonna lose their job over this. :coffee:


#170

Been watching the governor debate for california the guy trying to run on a trumplike racist and conspiracy theory platform bringing up soros and then bringing up the mainstream liberal media

Then blaming immigrants for the fires and mudslide

Fuck at least california isn’t going to fall for that

Hopefully arizona won’t either.

Trump is a dumpster fire right. To associate with him is to associate with racist and xenophobic values. But mostly racist because trump hates minorities.

When trump steps down it will be pretty epic if Pence does not pardon him. All this news about pence avoiding all the russian bs. Prepare for a more tactful kind of evil.


#171

I imagine a lot of people were shitting in their pants.


#172

https://twitter.com/TheLoveBel0w/status/951799802014158849

Still not sure how we survived the 8 years of that madman.

My personal favorite. So odd Faux decided to remove those segments. Problem is it would have to be 90% of the crap they did now. Oddly they did lie about Trump being at “work” when he was at his golf resort multiple times.

https://twitter.com/TheLoveBel0w/status/951803045930766336


#173

Worth the 3 min investment to those who need a good laugh.


#174

We’re in Hawaii. There’s not a lot one can do if a nuclear missile were to detonate over the state. Of course a lot of people were in panic. Someone has to lose their job for this. I wouldn’t be surprised if prison time for those who fucked this up.

A friend of mine was in a middle of a hike when he received the notifications from EAS. It will only take minutes for a missile to hit Hawaii and he wouldn’t even have had a chance to find shelter.