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Offline Lanko

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3255 on: August 10, 2019, 03:42:07 PM »
Thought Epstein was a Sci Fi character, but apparently he's real and involved in a shitload of shit.

News the guy apparently suicided in prison.

Not one for conspiracy theories, but considering all the people he apparently knew... how convenient.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3256 on: August 10, 2019, 04:34:06 PM »
News the guy apparently suicided in prison.

Not one for conspiracy theories, but considering all the people he apparently knew... how convenient.

Oh, damn.

I wanted the man shamed and caged for the rest of his natural days.

And yes, this will certainly set off the conspiracy theorists, especially since he was apparently on suicide watch.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3257 on: August 11, 2019, 02:45:01 PM »
Have you considered that with power and influence might come the ability to fake his own death as in bribe enough people and have a doctor write a death certificate and simply walk out of the prison. Or someone equally powerful did the same and had him killed rather than risk being implicated by him?

While I would be inclined to say suicide is the logical answer there does seem to be breaches in protocol if he was on suicide watch.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3258 on: August 11, 2019, 03:19:14 PM »
Have you considered that with power and influence might come the ability to fake his own death as in bribe enough people and have a doctor write a death certificate and simply walk out of the prison. Or someone equally powerful did the same and had him killed rather than risk being implicated by him?

While I would be inclined to say suicide is the logical answer there does seem to be breaches in protocol if he was on suicide watch.

Apparently he'd been recently taken off suicide watch. And while it's certainly tempting to delve into a grand conspiracy worthy of a spy thriller Occam's Razor tells us this was simply the result of despairing psychopath and incompetent officials.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3259 on: August 11, 2019, 03:24:40 PM »
Wasn't there a trail last year where a Bosnian Serb warlord commited suicide in the middle of his trail? Seems pretty similar to me. I guess these people can't deal with the world knowing how scummy they are. That, or their scared of what their fellow prisoners might do to them.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3260 on: August 18, 2019, 09:00:35 PM »
So, US /Trump wants to buy Greenland.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3261 on: August 18, 2019, 09:18:23 PM »
So, US /Trump wants to buy Greenland.
Make Greenland green again!
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3262 on: August 18, 2019, 10:06:04 PM »
So, US /Trump wants to buy Greenland.

Just when you think he's run out of stupid ideas. I wonder if he thought about what the Greenlanders would make of his offer. Or if he's planning a 1848 style war against Denmark if they refuse.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3263 on: August 18, 2019, 10:37:27 PM »
"So, Greenland is making weapons of mass destruction, you say?"

"Let's buy them. Mexico will pay for it"
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3264 on: August 23, 2019, 10:57:43 AM »
Just in case anyone missed it, Donald Trump has called himself 'The Chosen One'.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3265 on: August 23, 2019, 11:48:11 AM »
I'm giving up on paying attention/advertising all the stupid things that man does ::)
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Offline Eli_Freysson

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3266 on: August 23, 2019, 02:29:27 PM »
I think we're just a few weeks from him running out into public without his clothes on and playing with his faeces.

And people will still support him.
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Offline Bender

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3267 on: August 24, 2019, 01:23:49 AM »
Amazon is burning and President Bolsanaro claims it's a plot by planet loving NGOs to make him look bad. And he won on a agenda to deforest Amazon for mining. A Brazilian Trump!

Why do we all have so much luck in electing imbeciles?
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Offline Neveesandeh

Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3268 on: August 24, 2019, 02:07:57 AM »
Amazon is burning and President Bolsanaro claims it's a plot by planet loving NGOs to make him look bad. And he won on a agenda to deforest Amazon for mining. A Brazilian Trump!

Why do we all have so much luck in electing imbeciles?

Future historians will have a field day working out how all these morons got elected in the space of just a few years.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #3269 on: August 24, 2019, 07:48:28 PM »
On that subject, I'm a bit curious about Boris Johnson.

I'm no expert on the man, but I've seen several people describe him as possessed of a blind, burning ambition to be prime minister purely for the sake of becoming prime minister, and he's charging full speed towards Brexit purely because it will sit well with the right demographic.

Would you Brits say that's a fair assessment?
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