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Patine last won the day on October 16 2012

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  1. Patine

    Don't Count Out Gillibrand

    There is a 70-something-year-old Chilean-Canadian man who lives in my apartment building who is a veteran of the insurgent military forces who fought against the oppressive, bloody-handed, arbitrary, and intolerant-of-all-decent tyrant Augustin Pinochet, an absolute monster and butcher on the payroll of - and with full, cart blanche support by - the United States and United Kingdom government - effectively making the involved U.S. administrations and U.K. government accessory to, and aiding and abetting his crimes against humanity, and thus sharing in the status of criminals against humanity themselves. This old man still remembers three days of being tortured by the then-Chilean secret police (trained and instructed in their craft by the illegal gangs of international terrorists, war criminals, and organized crime fences of weapons and worse contraband called the CIA and MI6), and the memory still brings tears to his eyes, even several decades later.
  2. Patine

    Fun Primary Game

    Indeed it is. You're obviously very out of touch.
  3. Patine

    Don't Count Out Gillibrand

    Trump is not for anything but himself and his own self-promotion and ego. EVERYTHING else takes a back seat - including the good of the nation he took an oath of office to do the highest office of public service for. Well, the Republicans have flip-flopped too, or at least backslid sharply in standards, by electing a President who, inexplicably, is not a conservative or libertarian AT ALL, and who doesn't really express much respect or admiration for - but publicly chafes at the limits of - the U.S. Constitution, but instead openly admires dictators.
  4. Patine

    Fun Primary Game

    What is it with you and the word "degenerate." It's an outdated, backward term of older era where words like "savage," "negro," "Gypsy," "Red Indian," "Saracen," and "Oriental" also were found. It's not a word of the modern era. Even most modern social conservatives who don't sound utterly unhinged when they speak rarely publicly use it (at least, as a noun) anymore.
  5. Patine

    Fun Primary Game

    Beards are highly overrated. If, for some reason, I miss shaving for several days to several weeks, I find myself craving a good shave and clean cut face.
  6. Patine

    Don't fall for Tulsi Gabbard

    So what do you propose be done about the corporate abuse and mismanagement side of unemployment, low wages, and declining working conditions, since you've expressed your viewpoint on the solution toward the labour unions?
  7. Patine

    Don't fall for Tulsi Gabbard

    "Give me liberty or give me death," Patrick Henry "Better to die on my feet than live on my knees," Che Guevera
  8. Patine

    Don't fall for Tulsi Gabbard

    If you believe that, walk around in the bad parts of major U.S. cities and see how the housing situation is, read about the corporate abuses (NOT government mismanagement) that lead to high unemployment, low wages, and little employment perspective for most Americans, and the systematic dismantling of the labour union movement through deceptively named laws and initiatives like the "right to work," to leave such employees at the further mercy and whim and their employers, learn about the vile prison-industrial complex, a blatant violation of the penal labour exemption in the 13th Amendment (believe the exemption must be to work for public infrastructure and work, not private profit) and the horrid "quota system" where prosecutors will send innocent people (usually poor young Blacks or Hispanics, or "White Trash," to long sentences by stacking the trial deck against them deliberately to fill promised numbers of slaves to slave rings profiting from slave - let's call a spade a spade here since the 13th Amendment is being violated), and the fact that poor, young defendants of crimes have the book thrown at them, even for minor offenses, but wealthy, powerful, and well-connected peoples get a slap on the wrist, or even charges dismissed, for murder, rape, embezzlement, corruption, etc. even with a mountain of evidence. And, why don't you, while you're at it, have a look at the living standards and squalor of many single mothers who don't have abortions, because the social just want to make sure the child's born, but don't give a rat's ass about the mother or child or their prospects or living standards thereafter. Those are just a few examples to challenge the crown of the greatest current Civil Rights Abuse/Issue facing the nation.
  9. Patine

    Your News Sources

    @vcczar @admin_270 @Reagan04 @Sunnymentoaddict @ThePotatoWalrus I see no one here but me has mentioned or acknowledged acquiring new from a non-American news source at all. That's very interesting. I find foreign perspectives very enlightening, filling in a lot of interesting blanks and viewpoints, and even essential in certain stories for a complete picture (not to mention, that American news is technically a foreign nation's news to me).
  10. Patine

    Don't fall for Tulsi Gabbard

    He did say that. In fact, @WVProgressive called him out on that statement too.
  11. Patine

    Don't fall for Tulsi Gabbard

    That's not the rhetoric you've been giving lately, especially with your recent rant that abortion is "the greatest threat facing America today." And, you see, one of big hoodwinks of the plank of the hard social conservatives on this issue is they almost portray legal same-sex marriage and abortion as thus making it "mandatory" - that people will be "forced" to marry those of the same sex and have abortions - just so they can come across as fighting a draconian, authoritarian, paternalistic, and faux moralistic legal ideal, because that's EXACTLY what they're presenting in the reverse - and one, that I might add, would require "big government" and a surveillance state just to actually enforce as the hard social conservatives would like - when, in fact, the legality of same-sex marriage and abortion doesn't actually HAVE to meaningfully affect the day-to-day life of most social conservatives, really at all - a statement that is not true for the other target demographic if the hard social conservative laws pass. Hypocrisy strikes again!
  12. Patine

    Your News Sources

    CBC Newsworld BBC Newsword The Edmonton Journal Global News The Huffington Post Cross Referencing with many other News Sites to Balance and Check Bias (even Google Translating many, as crude as the grammar gets)
  13. Patine

    Don't fall for Tulsi Gabbard

    I personally believe that Hillary Clinton is a closet neocon who has a Democratic party label to ride her husband's successes in the '90's. And Trump does not really belong to any major ideological camp of the Republican Party - social conservatives, neocons, libertarians - except MAYBE the hard corporate yesmen of the party, but even then, his inexplicable trade wars and token desire to curb their outsourcing is going to alienate them too. I don't seen Trump as IDEOLOGICALLY a Republican, just a vapid populist with no coherent message who appeals to their voter base. And, in the case of Assad, I don't believe he's the worst contending for leadership of Syria. He's certainly, in fact, the only one that's not a wild card that could blow up in everyone's face. All things considered, a point-of-view @Reagan04 could learn from.
  14. Patine

    How to play PI until it's fixed

    No. "Puh--TYN." It's a French infinitive for "to shine."
  15. Patine

    New Historical President RP

    OOC: Protect the children from corruption through brainwashing. A popular tactic, tried and true - but always a social disaster and failure in the end. Eventually, one of those students is going to break the mold and realize 1+1=2 - not 3!