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Old 06-12-2024, 11:25 AM   #14681
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Did Biden do something with the gun? Is this literally the only time America cared about following the rules for buying guns?
From what I read, this law is normally used to add on to other charges (so you can remove them in a plea deal). It's never charged as a standalone offence.
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Old 06-12-2024, 06:35 PM   #14682
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Don't count your blessings, it's happening here too.
Yep, talk to most conservatives in Canada now and they're headed down the same path of hatred and misinformation.
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Old 06-12-2024, 06:49 PM   #14683
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From what I read, this law is normally used to add on to other charges (so you can remove them in a plea deal). It's never charged as a standalone offence.
So it's the US version of "Keep the Peace and Be of Good Behaviour"
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Old 06-12-2024, 07:40 PM   #14684
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Yep, talk to most conservatives in Canada now and they're headed down the same path of hatred and misinformation.
It’s a society thing. A social media thing. All countries are headed down similar paths. Have been for years now.
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Old 06-13-2024, 04:17 PM   #14685
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I'm just going to choose to believe they selected the few that answered like this out of thousands to make the video.

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Old 06-13-2024, 09:02 PM   #14686
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More likely the other way around. Just weeded out the few that said round.
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Old 06-14-2024, 10:17 AM   #14687
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I'm just going to choose to believe they selected the few that answered like this out of thousands to make the video.

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Old 06-14-2024, 06:37 PM   #14688
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“You can’t claim the justice system is dead because of a single conviction while also praising it for another,” Phillip said. “And you can’t claim President Biden is weaponizing the Justice Department to go after his enemies when that same department just convicted his own son."

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This is a pretty massive uncovering by Reuters recently of America's covert anti-vax campaign in the Philippines with fake Twitter accounts to build up distrust of the Chinese vaccine, ultimately leading to the deaths of who knows how many who read the propoganda and abstained from getting vaccinated. I'm not surprised the US would so this, but damn, that's some evil #### still.

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The clandestine operation has not been previously reported. It aimed to sow doubt about the safety and efficacy of vaccines and other life-saving aid that was being supplied by China, a Reuters investigation found. Through phony internet accounts meant to impersonate Filipinos, the military’s propaganda efforts morphed into an anti-vax campaign. Social media posts decried the quality of face masks, test kits and the first vaccine that would become available in the Philippines – China’s Sinovac inoculation.

Reuters identified at least 300 accounts on X, formerly Twitter, that matched descriptions shared by former U.S. military officials familiar with the Philippines operation. Almost all were created in the summer of 2020 and centered on the slogan #Chinaangvirus – Tagalog for China is the virus.
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The military program started under former President Donald Trump and continued months into Joe Biden’s presidency, Reuters found – even after alarmed social media executives warned the new administration that the Pentagon had been trafficking in COVID misinformation. The Biden White House issued an edict in spring 2021 banning the anti-vax effort, which also disparaged vaccines produced by other rivals, and the Pentagon initiated an internal review, Reuters found.
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“I don’t think it’s defensible,” said Daniel Lucey, an infectious disease specialist at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.#“I’m extremely dismayed, disappointed and disillusioned to hear that the U.S. government would do#that,” said Lucey, a former military physician who assisted in the response to the#2001 anthrax attacks.
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Old 06-16-2024, 02:19 PM   #14690
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I'm guessing this kind of stuff has happened a ton in that country, but he did break the law, and was found guilty in a court of law. And his father has already said he will not pardon him.

Basically a 180 from the the GOP and their leader.
Bets on him pardoning him before he leaves office? Like if he loses in November or at the end of his term when it is no longer politically damaging I suspect he will pardon him.

The other funny thing here is the second amendment folks should be holding this up as the weaponizing of legislation to make gun owners afraid to exercise there right to buy guns. You make one mistake on the form and you go to jail.
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Old 06-16-2024, 10:36 PM   #14691
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China causes virus through sloppy lab practices, steals vaxx tech from Canada amongst others, and US performs disinformation that likely caused some deaths.

Man the truth hurts.
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Old 06-17-2024, 07:25 AM   #14692
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It’s not like Duterte and China are the “good guys” here. If it ended in spring 21 thats very early in the Biden administration too.

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Duterte said in a July 2020 speech he had made “a plea” to Xi that the Philippines be at the front of the line as China rolled out vaccines. He vowed in the same speech that the Philippines would no longer challenge Beijing’s aggressive expansion in the South China Sea, upending a key security understanding Manila had long held with Washington.

“China is claiming it. We are claiming it. China has the arms, we do not have it.” Duterte said. “So, it is simple as that.”

Days later, China’s foreign minister announced Beijing would grant Duterte’s plea for priority access to the vaccine, as part of a “new highlight in bilateral relations.”
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Old 06-17-2024, 01:32 PM   #14693
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Trumpism is gonna be an official religion in a hundred years isn't it

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Old 06-17-2024, 02:04 PM   #14695
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It will be interesting to see how this vote goes. I expect Republicans will vote against this

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Old 06-19-2024, 09:06 PM   #14697
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We called that "Ski Poling".
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Old 06-20-2024, 01:24 AM   #14698
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Love this analogy..... A comparison of Trump vs Biden

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Old 06-20-2024, 10:02 AM   #14699
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This has to be AI, right?
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Old 06-20-2024, 10:21 AM   #14700
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This has to be AI, right?
I think it's an old clip that's been edited a little bit. but not nearly as much as you think.
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