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Goldman-Sachs tells companies to stop curing people because it is not as profitable as chronic treatment
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/curing-disease-not-a-sustainable-business-model-goldman-sachs-analysts-say/
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>>245622
Ask anyone on the left about this topic - you will never once hear a solid counter-argument.. Simply because there isn't. Well, there is, but its hard to defend the fact that you ignore terrible socialized healthcare and the failing economies and government oppression they cause because you gotta buy the slacker and failure vote with my money, so lets just ignore the truth, and blame it on the free market or industry leaders.
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>>245274
Which is basically why leaving the private sector solely in charge of medicine is a bad idea. Your health is the one thing you can't afford to compromise upon.

>>245281
Agreed

>>246364
>>Obviously the cure under-valued. Raise the price, or better yet, auction each dose off and see what people are willing to pay.
More proof for why the government needs to step in for situations like this.
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>>245622
>guaranteed replies
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>>245785
have all of my this
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>>245815
>lacking dollarydoos AND the patent to make and sell chemo drugs, seeks to make a better product
>>they make the cure


...and they all lived happily ever after

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/04/17/starbucks-schedules-racial-bias-training-8000-stores/

>The racial bias training will be provided on May 29 to about 175,000 workers.

>“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

>“While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution,” he said. “Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”

All because two blacks wouldn't leave when asked 4 times.
All this will do is appease these fanatics and make them more aggressive.
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Nigs gonna Nog
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It is in Washington to
Politicians are racist
The US government is actually planning to shoot a black person this week. Also all the blacks that owe the treasury department student loan money they hired someone to harass blacks to pay when most or all of the student loans at the treasury department should be forgiven
American government hates blacks.
We need to make a stand
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>>246292
When will businesses learn that folding to demands only makes it worse. Should have doubled down and claimed no wrong doing.
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Yikes!

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http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/17/bernie-sanders-tax-day-message-we-want-to-raise-your-taxes/

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has a super popular idea on tax day — repeal the Republican tax cuts and raise people’s taxes.
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>>246280
>Daily Caller

Into the trash it goes
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Yes, Daily Caller = vry lo cred
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>>246328
Why are you so disingenuous?
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"People" .......making millions a year. For which everyone gets college and healthcare. Right wingers are so gullible. Like the rich people you shill for would piss on your face to put out the fire.
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>>246280
>raise people’s taxes

I can't wait for my taxes to be raised. I'm dead serious. I want better infrastructure, better healthcare, better education and more humane policing and effective rescue/fireworkers. You know why? Because I deserve themand because the state can provide for them. Although I do suspect that Bernie only wants to raise the taxes on "people" whose taxation would actually benefit their communities i.e. the filthy fucking rich.

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https://nypost.com/2018/04/10/white-supremacist-propaganda-found-in-diapers-from-target

>Target customers in several states are discovering white supremacist propaganda — with the phrase “It’s okay to be white” — tucked inside their boxes of diapers, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

>The laminated, index-size cards containing the racist message have turned up in Pampers and Up & Up brand diapers in Washington, DC, Florida and Tennessee.

>On the other side, the card lists websites of white supremacist groups, including The Right Stuff, the Daily Stormer and the Traditionalist Worker Party.

>“Picked up a case of diapers, because you don’t want to get the small package, you want to get the big package. So I picked up a box of newborns,” he said. “Diapers come in these two big plastic sleeves. You pull those out, and I noticed something drop and fall. And I know that sometimes companies will put coupons in boxes.”

>Russell was shocked after reading the card.

>“It said ‘It’s okay to be white,’ and I looked on the back and it was just five or six websites that I recognized the language that was used from the Charlottesville incident late last year,” he added.

>Target and Pampers are both investigating the incidents.

>The slogan has long been affiliated with the white supremacist movement, which has used the phrase on fliers since 2005, according to the ADL.

>Ku Klux Klan groups have also used the #IOKTBW hashtag on Twitter since 2012.
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>>246323
Nagger, yalldve dun fucked up gud now, when I'ma done witcha ima turn y'all's mc^2 into E
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>>246346
>it just says "god is the greatest"
FTFY
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>>246067
I call bullshit. These were probably planted by black supremacists trying to stir shit up. Wouldn't be the first time, surely won't be the last. Maybe a psyop from an unfriendly state.

http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/
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>source is from ADL
Into the trash it goes.
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>>246067
>"racist message"
>"it's okay to be white"
>racist

wut?

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/16/world/plastic-pollution-science-environment-enzyme-intl/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_world+%28RSS%3A+CNNi+-+World%29

>(CNN)Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems.

>Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme found in a waste recycling center a few years ago in Japan.

>They say the enzyme, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, is able to "eat" polyethylene terephthalate, PET, which was patented as a plastic in the 1940s and is used in millions of tons of plastic bottles.

>Their aim was to study its structure, but they accidentally engineered an enzyme which was even better at breaking down PET plastics.

>"We hoped to determine its structure to aid in protein engineering, but we ended up going a step further and accidentally engineered an enzyme with improved performance at breaking down these plastics," said NREL's lead researcher Gregg Beckham.

>The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tons of plastic bottles made of PET, which currently persists for hundreds of years in the environment, the University of Portsmouth said on its website.

>"Serendipity often plays a significant role in fundamental scientific research and our discovery here is no exception," said Professor John McGeehan, director of the Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences in the School of Biological Sciences at Portsmouth.

>The enzyme can also degrade polyethylene furandicarboxylate, or PEF, a bio-based substitute for PET plastics that is being hailed as a replacement for glass beer bottles.
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>>246226
>man-made islands of garbage
>man-made

No way?!
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>>246339
See Manhattan Island.
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>>246224

>british scientists discovering stuff found by soviets in the 80'ns

it is really ironic that britbongs dont have real scientists any more..
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Here’s an idea, have the American Navy and other naval forces do something else with there fooken trash. It’s an ocean not a flippen dump. Greatest technology know to man... “let’s throw it in the ocean”... wtf
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>>246226
>a huge, swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is growing faster than expected and is now three times the size of France, more than double the size of Texas.


an uncomfortable truth (no, I'm not a Gore shill) if I ever knew any. I remember reading about it years ago and hoping it wasn't true.


Also, shouldn't we learn the effects of the enzyme on man? It sounds hopeful and I don't want to sound like a corporate shill, but shouldn't we know the effects on humans before we can be hopeful?

https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/smart/https%3A%2F%2Fblogs-images.forbes.com%2Fkristinakillgrove%2Ffiles%2F2018%2F04%2FMicarelli-Fig2-1200x1053.jpg

In a discovery worthy of the Walking Dead, Italian archaeologists have identified a Medieval warrior whose right forearm and hand were amputated and who appears to have compensated with a knife-ended prosthesis.

The skeleton was found in Povegliano Veronese, a Longobard or early Medieval cemetery in northern Italy dating to the 6th-8th centuries AD. Numerous burials of adult men with weapons at their sides were discovered, along with a pit filled with a headless horse and two greyhounds. One man, however, clearly suffered a traumatic injury to his right forearm, and his case is reported in the most recent issue of the Journal of Anthropological Sciences by Ileana Micarelli and colleagues.

Researchers closely analyzed the bones and teeth of this older male adult, making a 3D model of his amputated right arm with a CT scan. They found that the amputation was the result of blunt force trauma to the forearm, but could not definitively conclude why it had been purposefully removed. "One possibility," Micarelli and colleagues write, "is that the limb was amputated for medical reasons." However, considering the Longobards were a warrior culture, "a loss due to fighting is also possible," they suggest, or perhaps his arm was amputated "due to judicial punishment."

Even more fascinating than the survival of this man in an era before antibiotics is the possibility he had a unique prosthesis. Micarelli and colleagues examined the ends of the man's forearm bones and found that "there may have been a biomechanical force placed on the stump," such as the pressure of the bones against a prosthesis.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/04/12/archaeologists-find-ancient-knife-hand-prosthesis-on-medieval-warrior/#48d1a14c3915
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Interesting, but it isn't a first. This guy had a primitive metal hand in the 1400s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6tz_von_Berlichingen
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>>246427
6th-8th century ad yours is 14th century op is earlier.
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>>245419
Bayek?
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Yeah but was it made by black people?
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>>245419
You know you can delete the last part of the address in your last link. The numbers and letters after # are just for tracking purposes... to show where you came from and how many people came from your link. JUst remove it when you link to stuff.

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Forty Ambassadors to the United Nations, from a quarter of the countries with which Israel has diplomatic relations, are visiting Israel this week on a delegation organized by the American Zionist Movement in cooperation with Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The Ambassadors, who hail from Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America, covering all UN Regional Groups, are meeting government officials, touring historical, religious and strategic sites and participating in events to commemorate Yom Ha’Atzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the nation.

“Seventy years after the United Nations played a key role in the founding of the State of Israel, it is significant that so many foreign Ambassadors to UN are visiting Israel to see firsthand the history and accomplishments of the country,” said Richard D. Heideman, AZM President.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/forty-un-ambassadors-visiting-israel-during-70th-anniversary/2018/04/18/
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>>246454
>“Seventy years after the United Nations played a key role in the founding of the State of Israel, it is significant that so many foreign Ambassadors to UN are visiting Israel to see firsthand the history and accomplishments of the country,” said Richard D. Heideman, AZM President.

lol.
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>>246463
This.
It's not hard to becoming a leading country of the middle east when you're receiving welfare, lobbyist's money and abusing people.

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A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a "significant" treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.

Rene Schoen and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January on northern Ruegen island when they chanced upon what they initially thought was a worthless piece of aluminium.

But upon closer inspection, they realised that it was a shimmering piece of silver, German media reported.

A dig covering 400 square metres (4,300 square feet) that finally started over the weekend by the regional archaeology service has since uncovered a trove believed linked to the Danish king who reigned from around 958 to 986.

Braided necklaces, pearls, brooches, a Thor's hammer, rings and up to 600 chipped coins were found, including more than 100 that date back to Bluetooth's era.

"This trove is the biggest single discovery of Bluetooth coins in the southern Baltic sea region and is therefore of great significance," lead archaeologist Michael Schirren told national news agency DPA.

The oldest coin found in the trove is a Damascus dirham dating to 714 while the most recent is a penny dating to 983.

The find suggests that the treasure may have been buried in the late 980s -- also the period when Bluetooth was known to have fled to Pomerania where he died in 987.

"We have here the rare case of a discovery that appears to corroborate historical sources," said archaeologist Detlef Jantzen.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/boy-unearths-legendary-danish-kings-trove-germany-100259907.html
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Bluetooth is credited with unifying Denmark. The Viking-born king also turned his back on old Norse religion and introduced Christianity to the Nordic country.

But he was forced to flee to Pomerania after a rebellion led by his son Sven Gabelbart.

Bluetooth's lasting legacy is found today in smartphones and laptops -- the wireless Bluetooth technology is named after him, and the symbol is composed of the two Runes spelling out his initials R. B.
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I had always idly wondered why bluetooth was named what it was
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>>246382
That is some weird wild stuff.
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>>246379
>shimmering piece of silver,
as if silver would remain shimmering after centuries being outside... fucking reporters
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>>246380
>Bluetooth's lasting legacy is found today in smartphones and laptops
wat

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http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-warehouse-workers-have-to-pee-into-bottles-2018-4
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>>246434
>I don't know how biology works
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>>246404
Those aren't even related, go jump off a bridge.
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>>246432
That sounds less about unions and more about shitty politics. We already have those issues and we're doing it without unions, so obviously unions aren't the reason for that.
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>>246445
that's assuming they can find a new job to support themselves
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>>246445
I can't speak for all of them, but typically those working manual jobs can't afford time off, I would guess a week? to find another job.
Even white collar jobbers tell you to get offers in writing before making any hints to the current employer, since they can't afford lapses in pay either.

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>On Tuesday, a professor at Fresno State made highly outrageous comments celebrating the death of former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush as she also took delight in the pain that George H.W. Bush is experiencing as a result of his wife's death.

>According to her bio page at Fresno State, "Professor Randa Jarrar is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator" and serves as the "executive director of RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers."

>Jarrar's first tweet on Bush's death stated: "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F**k outta here with your nice words."

>Jarrar continued, writing: "PSA: either you are against these pieces of shit and their genocidal ways or you're part of the problem. that's actually how simple this is. I'm happy the witch is dead. can't wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have. byyyeeeeeeee."

>Jarrar went on to express how happy she was over Bush's death because she knew that Bush's husband was sad over her passing.

>Later, responding to the outrage that she caused, Jarrar bragged about how much money she made as a professor and claimed that she will never be fired.

>Jarrar demonstrated a fair amount of arrogance, suggesting that people also notify the school's president of the incident because she doesn't think she will face any kind of repercussions for her actions.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/29564/fresno-state-professor-celebrates-barbara-bushs-ryan-saavedra
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Really begging to get attacked to claim victim status.
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People beg for and cheer and exist the death of others every day. Only a small percentage of humanity is really anti death. Complaining about her hateful glee is gonna be hypocrisy for 99.9% of people. But that doesn't make them wrong. She's clearly an evil bitch.
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What's wrong with her face?
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>>246459
Whats right with her, at all?
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>>246459
arab, fat, american woman's addiction to cosmetics, mental illness resulting in unusual facial expressions

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/17/north-and-south-korea-reportedly-set-to-announce-official-end-to-war.html

Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In, lawmakers from the neighboring states were thought to be negotiating the details of a joint statement that could outline an end to the military conflict between the two countries.

Pyongyang and Seoul have technically been at war since the 1950-1953 Korean conflict ended with a truce — and not a peace treaty.

Kim and Moon could also discuss returning the heavily fortified demilitarized zone separating them to its original state.
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>>246316
1) learn how to 4chan

2) We gamed directly with NK by giving them food and shit, China didn't factor in.
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They are ending the war with each other most likely. NK will most likely keep the war up with the US for propaganda purposes.
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>>246228
You're not wrong. Also China said point blank and any unilateral attack on NK would equal attacking China. So basically now they are like Israel and don't even need a military.
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>>246223
Trump had nothing to do with it. The South and North brokered this deal, no matter how much you try to twist it to give him credit.
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>>246443
>says this from the sand pit he burried his head i
Riiiiight let's just forget about all the sanctions he put and the big nutz he swung in front of Kim to get him to wise up.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/syria-chemical-attack-gas-douma-robert-fisk-ghouta-damascus-a8307726.html
> Exclusive: Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis
>This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks – and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world – despite all the doubters – is perfectly genuine.
>War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.
>As Dr Assim Rahaibani announces this extraordinary conclusion, it is worth observing that he is by his own admission not an eyewitness himself and, as he speaks good English, he refers twice to the jihadi gunmen of Jaish el-Islam [the Army of Islam] in Douma as “terrorists” – the regime’s word for their enemies, and a term used by many people across Syria. Am I hearing this right? Which version of events are we to believe?
>By bad luck, too, the doctors who were on duty that night on 7 April were all in Damascus giving evidence to a chemical weapons enquiry, which will be attempting to provide a definitive answer to that question in the coming weeks.
>France, meanwhile, has said it has “proof” chemical weapons were used, and US media have quoted sources saying urine and blood tests showed this too. The WHO has said its partners on the ground treated 500 patients “exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals”.
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>>246035
Quality.
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>>246030
>trying this hard to scrub a dictator sand nigger clean
>Mfw I'm not smart enough to come up with some witty comment about how dumb you but am smart enough to see how dumb this is.
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>>246060
Gosh you sound smart. You've certainly convinced me with your poor writing and grammar.
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5th columnist propaganda. Spasiba tovarisch.
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>>246420
At least i don't support a sand nigger

http://abcnews.go.com/International/trump-orders-strike-syria-response-chemical-attack/story?id=54459378
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>>245543
>The people who voted for them inoculated by jewish media.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, speaking of election...

1) Comparatively speaking, UK/USA/France have less people bothering with voting

2) Syria however has massive election voting participation (don't have more because sometimes embassies are even blocked in foreign attempts to sabotage the results)

And yet these nations are spreading democracy??????

Democracy??????

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Let's send these ridiculously laughable unfortunates a few shipping containers of humanitarian aid in the form of English/French dictionaries cause they desperately need them.
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>>245459
>Good on Trump for calling out the bullshit manufactories of Russia and company. They talk a good talk and meme good memes but on the field of battle they're dogshit and they know it.

Then see with your own eyes: https://youtube.com/watch?v=miMQypDFhxU

April 14, France, UK and US offer missiles to Damascus.

April 17, Russia offers bulldozers, cranes, trucks, excavators, cables, pipes and wood to Damascus.

Who's the wolf?
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>>245459
>Good on Trump for calling out the bullshit manufactories of Russia and company. They talk a good talk and meme good memes but on the field of battle they're dogshit and they know it.

Then see with your own eyes:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=miMQypDFhxU

April 14, France, UK and US give missile strikes to Damascus.

April 17 (while I'm typing this), Russia gives bulldozers, cranes, trucks, excavators, cables, pipes and wood to Damascus.

Who's the wolf?

You people are disgusting.
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>>246273
shhh, the conservatards might notice...
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>>245498
>Obama's idea but he chickened out. Trump has struck Syria twice now

Donald Trump: "When it came time to, as an example, send out the 59 missiles, the Tomahawks in Syria. I’m saying to myself, “You know, this is more than just like, 79 (sic) missiles. This is death that’s involved,” because people could have been killed."

Seriously? Seriously??? SERIOUSLY?? No shit, Sherlock.

Read through this and similar statements and try to understand the rationale of the farts that pass for thought processes inside the hollow ball this man has on top of his neck and you'll quickly come to the realization that this guy simply doesn't have enough mental capacity to understand what he's doing... that's why he takes the course of action that he takes.

What a simpleton, what a real child. If he was my child I would be embarrassed to even be seen with him.

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Talk about a close call,who need's enemys when your friends want you dead

https://www.independent.ie/videos/watch-terrifying-escape-for-girl-whos-friend-pushed-her-into-oncoming-bus-36816110.html
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>push
That was a fucking shoulder tackle, and of course it's the fat girl that does it
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>>246392
the friend wasn't expecting it, but if she stopped being anorexic she wouldn't have fallen that far away...
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>>246419
>anorexic
American please
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>>246419
Try not to let your stupid show so much. It takes very little to unbalance anybody when they don't expect it.

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