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    I get that Twitter is full of people attempting to mic-drop each other, but what in the honest hell does that mean?

    Registering a truck and licensing the driver won't stop a deranged maniac from...
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42963632

    Hopefully the Supreme Court can move its ass fast enough and rule on the Colorado case so that this sort of nonsense stops completely.
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    61.6% of Australians have backed gay marriage in a non-binding poll.

    Can you hear this Canberra?
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    Eh, cultural brainwashing is only a problem if its the majority culture being forced. Minority cultural mores, no matter how regressive they are, are to be treasured and cherished so that you can...
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    The thing about the emergency was that it didn't subvert the constitution, which is why it is usually called a constitutional crisis and not a coup. Indira faced a massive electoral defeat and also...
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    *clears throat*

    Aren't you, like, missing a pretty big country here?
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    At this point I'm not even surprised. Fucking hate their snide comments and general patronising tone in every news story they do on the subcontinent. And them choosing to only run the wackiest and/or...
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    I'm having a lot of trouble parsing this. Does this really mean what you say it means? I thought this means that "the ratio of non-white people getting shot overall seems to be consistent with the...
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    Yeah, that's just like your opinion, man. I've already proven to you that there is ostensibly an explanation for this. Of course they're making a political statement. But they're also technically...
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    He wasn't born there. But carry on.Again, literally from your NYT article:
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    There is a semantic difference between museums and study centres, which ostensibly seek to educate, and tombs, which are places of veneration. If you'd notice, they're not talking about building a...
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    Actually, yes. There are some Muslims, especially Sufis and Shias, who go to tombs and memorials of historic Islamic figures to venerate them and this counts as idol-worship in hardline Salafi...
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    Car bomb in central Ankara, 27 dead.

    No one claiming responsibility yet, but $10 says that Erdogan blames this on the Kurds and escalates Turkish attacks on Syrian Kurds.
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    The truth actually lies somewhere between what you said and what sanji's dad said. While Iran is a representative democracy, all candidates are vetted by the religious clerics, which usually leaves...
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    Unless McAfee, or whoever is attempting to hack the device, can exploit some sort of vulnerability in the implementation of the cryptosystem (which is pretty unlikely, although not unheard of) or...
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    Google and Apple allow the government to collect all data that is not encrypted by the user or their device. If someone were to encrypt an email with your public key (or with a shared key that only...
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    Another thing is that Turkey ended up with far more territory in 1923 than an ethnic Turkish state should have had. Almost the entire eastern third of what is now Turkey was more or less evenly...
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    Sorry I didn't read the article but how does this change the conversation about immigration in Sweden, if at all?

    South India is so far ahead in development and education than North India that...
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    No party has had any primaries yet. Don't worry about Trump until at least February or March. If he's still in the conversation then, you can maybe have a raised eyebrow.

    The thing about Trump...
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    Thanks for the unprompted history lesson. This is indeed how things are in practice and in fact, the Tenth has been crippled and left mostly useless by the Commerce Clause in the Constitution. ...
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    Not sure how this relates to Medicaid or ACA, but sure. The only part where the Supreme Court is relevant to the ACA is to note the fact that they upheld it.

    Why doesn't this reality exist...
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    Eh, I was talking in a very theoretical sense, since the person I replied to was wondering about the thought process behind what Republicans do. That said, corruption is far from being the domain of...
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    This is what is known as an ideological difference. Republicans, for good or for bad, seem to think that apart from some essential services (military, for one), the federal government needs to keep...
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    I dunno about that. It's ridiculously easy to bribe your way to a ration card -> a voter ID card -> a passport. My mother's maid and her rickshaw-puller husband (both Bangladeshis) have both become...
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    Yeah, I know a couple of Indian women who've campaigned for women's rights, but cannot name a single bona-fide feminist.

    Wait, does Kathleen Hanna count?
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    Elections still happen in North Korea. What do you think the D in DPRK stands for?
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    Absolutist monarchies? Look no farther than the Arabian peninsula.
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    My comments questioning the attack strategy of a liberal writer against a conservative advertisement do not sit with your narrative of "Lol old white men and faceless corporations are so out of touch...
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    No, you assume that I only comment about your "local" politics because I think I know it well. I do not, and I'm the first person to admit that. It's only awkward to you because it does not sit with...
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    The videos are cringeworthy, and the first one (the one from your post) is a downright lie. All of the above is the policy of both parties.

    But holy mother of God, does this piece strawman the...
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