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Top German official: Relations with US ‘will never be the same’ after Trump

Top German official: Relations with US ‘will never be the same’ after Trump
Top German official: Relations with US ‘will never be the same’ after Trump

Let's say you have a friend you generally get along with well. As with any friendship, there are times you slightly drift apart and there are times you stick together more closely. You don't always agree with everything your friend says or is up to, but you can always respect his point of view because you understand how he came to the decision. Then one day your friend gets super high. Wasted. He declares your friendship obsolete, spews profanity and shits on the floor. He might sober up a few days later and you might act friendly towards him again.

But you're never going to forget that time he took a dump on the carpet and you'll always worry if it might happen again.

Yea and 3 generations ago the german people elected a man who subsequently caused some of the worst crimes against humanity and initiated the bloodiest war in human history...

Saying relations will "never" be the same is just ridiculous.

Yeah. The problem isn't one leader who sucks. The problem is that the American people elected this leader and the American people will not be as trusted as they were in the past.

Relations have not been and will never be the same after those events.

The Germans know exactly what their place in history is, and they've been working rather directly to address it. Neither they nor anyone else has dusted their hands off and said, 'Well, what's done is done, let's forget about the whole thing.'

Vladimir Putin gives strongest hint yet that he will run for Russian President again in 2018

Vladimir Putin gives strongest hint yet that he will run for Russian President again in 2018
Vladimir Putin gives strongest hint yet that he will run for Russian President again in 2018

He had more opposition imprisoned and or murdered?

Why is this dictator being so coy? Why doesn't Russia just drop the pretence that they're a democracy? Just declare Putin Czar and be done with it.

He's working his way up to it. Historically, Russia has had a lot of revolts, so Putin has to make it appear he represents the people before making his final form.

Just declare Putin Czar and be done with it.

I think they did that a long time ago. The whole Medvedev Presidency was just a work-around to get Putin around the legal issue of term limits.

For him to be able to do that really speaks to the strength of Putin's contacts to (and support by) some powerful allies.

In Russia, President votes for you.

Brexit impact assessments 'don't exist'

Brexit impact assessments 'don't exist'
Brexit impact assessments 'don't exist'

After watching Brexit negotiations and work around it, seeing the recent US tax bill with hand written alterations that no-one can read and self incriminating tweets of Trump, I get even more assured that everyone there is incompetent.

In the positions you would least want incompetents to be.

They know it's a fucking stupid idea, they just want to keep racist old grandpa, white van man and Shelly with the Bulldog tattoo happy.

I actually find their incompetence quite reassuring.

Like, my father used to say life was more bearable under the Italian Fascists than the German Nazis (he spoke from experience...), because they were just more incompetent. Their incompetence is your window of opportunity to live a free and happy life.

everyone

Not everyone, the EU has done a shit done of research and published it all online: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/en/ukevents/brexit/brexitstudies.html

Philippine National Police drug enforcement chief: No need for body cameras, we have God

Philippine National Police drug enforcement chief: No need for body cameras, we have God
Philippine National Police drug enforcement chief: No need for body cameras, we have God

No need for police then

To paraphrase scripture "Let he who has never sinned take off his camera first."

Damn Prometheus you brought the fire.

So, I'm always a little confused here: does God record 96 hours of 1080p, or maybe 24 hours of 4k? Do you have to have special drivers to sync with God at the end of your shift or will generic ones work?

Australian Police to Bill Milo Yiannopoulos and Promoters of Australian Tour at least $50K for Protests.

Australian Police to Bill Milo Yiannopoulos and Promoters of Australian Tour at least $50K for Protests.
Australian Police to Bill Milo Yiannopoulos and Promoters of Australian Tour at least $50K for Pr...

Never really understood why the person being protested has to pay. Shouldn't the protesters be the ones?

Anyone who puts on a private event to which they charge for entry will likely be billed by police for any protection required. Whether it's a football game, a music concert or a comedy performance like this.

Never really understood why the person being protested has to pay. Shouldn't the protesters be the ones?

Quote: "Ms Neville said the cost would be at least $50,000 and added it was common practice for organisers of large-scale or controversial events to be billed if large numbers of police resources were required."

Ah, so this is a media beat up story about what is essentially common practice and therefore, a story about nothing?

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for 'gene drive' pest control - Researchers in Scotland said on Tuesday they had developed two different ways to disrupt female fertility in rats and mice

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for 'gene drive' pest control - Researchers in Scotland said on T...

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 83%. (I'm a bot)

LONDON - Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as "Gene drive" to control pests.

So-called gene drives push engineered genes through multiple generations by over-riding normal biological processes, so that all offspring carry two copies.

If their approach is successful, the gene drives could potentially be applied to help control a range of other non-insect pest species, such as rabbits, mink and cane toads.

Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Gene#1 drive#2 mosquitoes#3 such#4 pest#5

Anyone remember that movie Mimic?

As the US moves to dismantle net neutrality rules, India is moving in the opposite direction

As the US moves to dismantle net neutrality rules, India is moving in the opposite direction

Turns out voting in a billionaire was not the answer to corporate lobbying. Nobody could of known.

Good on India!

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Indian Muslims are among the best Muslims in the world.

They cook the most delicious biryani, nihari, qorma, kebab, halim in the world.

They produce beautiful music, from ghazals to qawwalis. The sufi influence is strong.

Even with 180 million Muslims, Indian Muslims hardly ever get involved in terrorism. Tiny countries like the UK and France produced 10x as many ISIS recruits as India.

They contribute to the great melting pot of north Indian culture with beautiful poetry and literature.

If all Muslims were like Indian Muslims, the world would be better off than it is today.

Trump Impeachment Vote To Be Forced Wednesday

Trump Impeachment Vote To Be Forced Wednesday

This vote will probably not happen and if it does, nothing will come of it.

It's also the exact title from the article, so u/Tikizun can fuck off.

Looks like they’re just bringing it to the floor for a vote. Highly unlikely that it’ll get passed, though we can all hope!

The Democrats know they have stiff opposition coming from the Republicans so they want to pull in as many republicans as they can.

Trump Impeachment Vote To Be Forced Wednesday

Trump Impeachment Vote To Be Forced Wednesday

This will land anywhere between complete bombshell and total letdown.

I think it's going to be more of the latter.

Patience, young padawans.

"Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide."

-Woodrow Wilson

It takes 3 out of 435 House Members to force a vote for impeavhing the President? The fuck?

Too soon, Executus.

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move embassy – White House

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move embassy – White House

Trump wants to step into the intractable web of Israel/Palestinian politics. I'm sure he will handle it with the deftness he has done with all sensitive political manners.

Like a bull in a china shop.

An increase in violence and division, fuel for war mongering and fear. Misdirection for a failing presidency.

TLDR:

U.S. embassies around the world are on heightened alert as President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital

But Trump reportedly told Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday that he also plans to move America's embassy there

That news was reported by the PA's official news outlet after Trump and Abbas spoke on the phone

The decision that Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the embassy could possibly spark additional violence in the Middle East

Jerusalem is home to the place known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif – hotly contested holy sites

Turkey's president is threatening to try to block Trump and calls Jerusalem 'a red line' for Muslims  

As an Israeli, this is pretty fucking stupid. This is the worst time possible to do this.

Try one of these subthreads