TIL Rio's $12 billion 2016 olympic park is mostly abandoned and off limits to tourism.

TIL Rio's $12 billion 2016 olympic park is mostly abandoned and off limits to tourism.

They called this being the outcome when brazil was still considering to put a bid for it.

The IOC doesnt give a flying fucking shit about anything that happens at all, as long as their check gets signed.

They dont care if slaves build it. They dont care if its safe.

They dont care about what happens to the land or how terribly they ruin the local environment while doing it.

They, are a bunch of ass licking scumbags filled with the most degenerate, disgusting human filth ever put forth via "committee".

But the cousin of the government official who greenlit this shit still made 500 million bucks with his construction company.

In Brazil we all knew this was gonna happen

"Trump wanted ‘facts’ before calling out racists. But here’s the thing: I’m one of the Central Park Five. When we were falsely accused of sexual assault, Trump had no qualms about jumping to conclusions." | Washington Post

"Trump wanted ‘facts’ before calling out racists. But here’s the thing: I’m one of the Central Pa...

Oh that's because he's a racist and he always has been. Thought you knew

Like how he found out they were innocent and still thought they should be in jail? Like how he asked the black reporter to set up a meeting with the black caucus because he thinks they all know each other? Like how every time that he's accused of being racist he has either Ben Carson or Omarosa standing behind him at the press conference as to say "see, I have black friends so I can't be racist". Like how he put Ben Carson in charge of HUD because U stands for Urban which is just code for "black"? And so on and so forth.

You can't be a hypocrite if you're always lying, Jerry.

The futility of pointing out Trump's lies and bullshit...it's wearying. Everyone knows he's lying, even the ones who trust him totally.

The trick is convincing them that his lying is wrong, even when they're indifferent to it. That's a long term project, given that politicians and journalists have been legitimizing political lies for decades.

Hypocrisy is at the core of his world view so this is utterly irrelevant to him and his supporters. We're in a new paradigm now.

Uphill Soccer

I can almost hear their ankle ligaments tearing.

Imagine being the poor sod who constantly has to run down to the valley to get the ball back.

"Aaaand, what a goal! Can you hear the audience's thunderous applause? Oh, wait, that's the players' kneecaps popping..."

2017 project Expectations : flying cars .. robots ... time machine....infinity energy source ... Reality : lets play football on the hill

Buying a Treat

What a good boy.

This is as good as it's gonna get. Shut the sub down.

Love seeing Darryl from the walking dead and George rr Martin are such good friends with a a smart doggo

Good boy get treat.

Male Lion Ducks Under Wildebeest Horns for Killing Bite (X-post from /sub/natureismetal)

Male Lion Ducks Under Wildebeest Horns for Killing Bite (X-post from /r/natureismetal)

That was a Mike Tyson level duck-and-uppercut move.

Wildebeast: I'm mad as hell! Lion: I literally evolved to kill you

"I told my manager I rethpect his family but with one thwift move I won't hethitate to make orphans of his children."

I think its a young adult wildebeest that's still going thru it's "I'm invincible" stage

Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues overnight

Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues overnight
Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues overnight

I have to give credit to the "Unite the Right" rally. It exposed the supposed supporters of these statues to be murderous bigots and now the statues are being removed all over the country. So much winning.

No, never - not even close. In theory, you'd have thunk the Civil Rights movement would have had an impact on that, but if anything more statues went up.

That reinforced the notion that the Confederate Monuments were not all installed for a show of respect for fallen "heroes" as much as a reminder that the South was still a white controlled world.

Has any event resulted in more confederate statues being removed?

I actually just left Texas about an hour ago, and you would be surprised at how many Texans are extremely anti-conservative.

Most people in Texas were raised to believe it was this great place, only to be back stabbed by conservatives when the economy tanked.

Millions of Texans have suffered because of the poor decisions made by conservatives in authority, which has caused nearly half the population to be increasingly anti-conservative.

World War I German Cavalry Lancer, 1918 [1600 x 1482]

World War I German Cavalry Lancer, 1918 [1600 x 1482]

I feel like there's an obvious lack of planning here. Dude's wearing a gas mask; the horse, not so much.

That's because it's a posed shot, not a candid battle photo. They actually did have gas masks for horses, though I can't speak for their efficacy.

That's because it's a posed shot, not a candid battle photo. They , though I can't speak for their efficacy.

To all those who claim that cavalry wasn't effective during the world war or ever after, just look at the polish-soviet war. The polish nearly lost because the red army had cavalry where as the polish army thought in categories of the western front. The reason why 1939 the polish army had many horses still in their army for real cavalry attacks was the high efficiency of those units. Keep in mind that before Germany introduced the tactics of independent tank units they were mostly used as infantry support units that wasn't that fast to begin with. Cavalry really became obsolet with the mass motorization we saw in late WW2.

Having worn gas masks as a person and tried to do work in them I can say that getup would be terrible for the horses just as it's terrible for humans. You're not fighting in a gas mask you're just trying to get away from that hazard.

Secret Service out of money to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

Secret Service out of money to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

Its not just that he is taking frequent vacations, its shit like he spends all of his vacations at luxury resorts and then makes the agents pay full price for accommodations, even though he doesn't have to. The Secret Service should not be paying for the privilege of protecting Trump at Trump resorts. They should be paying for their agents salaries and their tech, possibly food if they need to go off site. But not things like rooms and golf carts. Its ridiculous.

EDIT: So I am told the Secret Service has to pay market rate for rental properties near people who they are protecting. Nothing is stopping Trump from spending his weekends at Camp David instead of Trump owned property, selling his Trump owned property or not raising the rates of his property. When the Secret Service rented the cottage next to Joe Biden's house (Google it) Joe Biden charged them exactly what he charged the last tenant, when he stayed in Delaware. (Joe Biden often used his government provided house.)

There are 10,000 ways he could be less of an asshole about this and he is taking advantage of none of them.

Leaching public funds, and stuffing his pockets.

It's the trump way

All with the blessings of the GOP

So don't protect him then.

😂😂 video games 😂😂

😂😂 video games 😂😂

The definition of "trying too hard".

Get it? It's WRONG 😂😂😂

i gave it a shot

I see some /sub/comedynecromancy potential here.

Maybe the biggest issue is that he's called a "Pokemon" from Call of Duty. The title of the franchise is the same as the name for the species of tiny fighting monsters, so making that mistake immediately dispels the idea that it was an innocent mistake.

TIL that in a Reddit AMA with a Holocaust survivor, Redditors were comparing President Trump to Hitler. The Holocaust survivor said it was "deeply disrespectful" and was promptly downvoted. Redditors downvoted an actual Holocaust survivor for not agreeing with them on Trump. INSANE!

TIL that in a Reddit AMA with a Holocaust survivor, Redditors were comparing President Trump to Hitler. The Holocaust survivor said it was "deeply disrespectful" and was promptly downvoted. Redditors downvoted an actual Holocaust survivor for not agreeing with them on Trump. INSANE!

They have a hard time understanding that decentralization is the opposite of fascism.

“Liberals in blue states just think that when they look in the mirror and say to themselves "I'm for the environment, I'm for the children, I'm for the gay people, I'm against war," it pits automatically, and the oppressor/oppressed leftist mindset that anyone that would disagree with them isn't conservative, they're crazy. They're Nazis, they're facists, they're evil.”

Andrew Breitbart

Holocaust survivor clearly doesn't know what a Nazi is.

Someone actually told a holocaust survivor that he is unable to see the parallels between hitler and trump because he is blinded by white privilege. Unreal.

Try one of these subthreads