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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Hirundo Bos on Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:27 am

BasedBuzzed wrote:Archived thread seems the usual 1/3 memes, 1/3 encouragement, 1/3 dissuasion before it all dissolves into a we're-on-the-news-droolfest: https://archive.moe/r9k/thread/22785073/#22785729

Well, that was a pretty disgusting read.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:46 am

BasedBuzzed wrote:Archived thread seems the usual 1/3 memes, 1/3 encouragement, 1/3 dissuasion before it all dissolves into a we're-on-the-news-droolfest: https://archive.moe/r9k/thread/22785073/#22785729

Well, there's always the possibility it was the same person posting.

I'm usually wary of threats like this because they do happen on 4chan all the time including suicide threats in which we never hear from anyone after ever again. Though, with this thread, you just may have your pre-shooting announcement... :I

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:41 pm

That's the kind of stuff that made me go "this place is starting to get a little scary." Or at least that little subculture if you can call it that of the board.

Elliot Rodger is a "supreme gentleman" meme (the idea being "when are you finally going to snap from being a loser for so long and take some people with you") and a lot of shootings or things like that end with people trying to figure out if the perpetrator was a robot or not (I usually think just figuratively, but maybe those were actually being literal considering this incident)
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Suika on Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:10 am

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Hirundo Bos on Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:43 am

[Mod:]Suika, I have removed the video you posted above. While people may have different responses  to tragedies like this, I don't think humorous takes on it is a response that belongs on this site. In addition, it had some pretty violent scenes that would not have belonged here in any context.


Edit: I'd also like this to serve as a general reminder to be careful with the humor around topics like this.[/mod]
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Suika on Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:54 am

It's not as much humor as it's actual information, more so than what the folks at CNN could muster together.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by reboot on Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:16 am

Suika wrote:It's not as much humor as it's actual information, more so than what the folks at CNN could muster together.

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:04 pm

It is very strange for me to see the Washington Post and places like that temporarily looking at r9k/4chan and trying to figure out what's actually happening to make these people like that
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Werel on Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:10 am

Yeah, internet haunts spilling into mainstream media attention is uncomfortable. It was really weird for a while thinking of Benghazi as "that time Vilerat died."
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by WJMorris3 on Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:36 pm

With all of the shootings going on, I'm wondering if repealing the Second Amendment might be a good idea.

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Suika on Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:33 pm

reboot wrote:
Suika wrote:It's not as much humor as it's actual information, more so than what the folks at CNN could muster together.

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Suika, Hirundo thought the video was inappropriate. The other mods agreed. Please do not argue with the decision.

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Then there would be no purpose for his justification in the first place.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Werel on Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:54 pm

<mod>Suika, doubling down on arguing with mod decisions isn't a good course of action. If you have problems with a mod choice, PM us. Take a day off and chill about the video.</mod>
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:07 pm

Annnnd there's another university shooting :/
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Werel on Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:58 pm

Two just today! U-S-A! U-S-A!!!

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by reboot on Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:04 am

Fuck me. The NAU one sounds like it was 2 bunches of drunk men and a gun, which makes it kind of typical gun violence that happened to occur on a campus, but TX and OR maybe not so much.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Werel on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:17 pm

Good luck ditching Harper today, Canada. Laughing
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Enail on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:21 pm

Thanks, we might need it!
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by WJMorris3 on Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:43 pm

Some of my friends are voting for ABC today - anyone but the Conservatives.

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:07 pm

It'll be interesting times no matter what happens.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:51 pm

Eastern/staggered election results are starting to drop, here we go cheers
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Werel on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:04 am

Congrats, y'all did it cheers
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:16 am

CTV is projecting a Liberal Majority, CBC called it for the Liberals but aren't projecting Minority or Majority

Liberals swept Atlantic Canada, turned parts of Quebec red (especially Montreal), grabbed on to Vancouver, and did well in Ontario.

NDP got hammered this time around.

I'm going to be pretty shocked if this turns into a Majority.
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Wondering on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:12 am

What does red mean in Canada? Here it means Republicans/conservatives/Tea Party.

And Vancouver wasn't already liberal?

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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by bomaye on Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:13 am

Red for Liberal, Blue for Conservative, Green for Greens (I think they're pretty Scandinavian these days), Orange for NDP (think socialist wing of the democrats), some weird aqua colour for Bloc (Quebec Separatists)

I think most of BC went Conservative with patches of NDP last time out.

Liberals are not the most left-ish party in Canada (sometimes they even lean right-wards), and they have a patchy history in BC (Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau famously was caught giving protesters in BC the finger, which did not help the idea that the Liberals saw Western Canada as more of a series of resource outposts used to buy votes in the population-heavy East).
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Re: Politics and Current Events

Post by Wondering on Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:02 am

Ah, I get that. Like how IMO everything in the US has an East Coast bias, and out here we were so frequently used as nuclear waste dumping ground. And three space shuttles went to the East Coast and only one anywhere else.

But I assumed, based on nothing other than geography, that Vancouver would be like Seattle and Portland and lean left. I am now more educated.

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