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  # 1674928 21-Nov-2016 12:28
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MikeB4: It all resembles a very bad reality TV show. I have stopped watching that circus as there are may more important issues.

 

Agreed.

 

Unfortunately it can't be turned off ...

 

 

 

 

 

Just to get this into historical perspective ...

 

The Doomsday Clock

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Doomsday Clock graph, 1947-2015

 

The lower points on the graph represent a higher probability of technologically or environmentally-induced catastrophe, and the higher points represent a lower probability.

 

 





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  # 1674931 21-Nov-2016 12:31
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Just to get this into historical perspective ...

 

The Doomsday Clock

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Doomsday Clock graph, 1947-2015.

 

The lower points on the graph represent a higher probability of technologically or environmentally-induced catastrophe, and the higher points represent a lower probability.

 

 

 

 

LOL drama queen much? He hasn't taken office yet, he hasn't DONE anything, nor can he really (Well he has agreed to improve relations with Russia which would indicate a LESS tense world situation).

 

Panic when he does something that is actually a problem, rather than what MIGHT be in my opinion. 

 

I am not fan of the guy, but the hysteria right now, is quite amazing.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1674939 21-Nov-2016 12:52
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old3eyes:

 

 

 

Problem is that if Pence from the religious right  become President then The Handmaid's Tale may come true..

 

 

Compared to Trump, even Pence might start looking good.

 

I am starting to wonder about some things I have noticed. During the campaign, I watched a video of Hillary’s speech to Congress during the Roe vs Wade debate. I’m not sure of the date but 1983 sticks in my mind for some reason. Two things struck me about this. First, her presentation was much, much better than during the campaign. Her manner came across as relaxed and natural. She spoke in calm, measured tones and her argument for maintaining women’s freedom of choice was well-reasoned.

 

The second thing that struck me was the hundreds of comments on the video. They were, almost without exception, hysterical, vicious, vituperative, emotional personal condemnations of her. Most were barely coherent and none that I actually managed to read had anything to do with her arguments. I have to wonder if any of the commenters even bothered to watch the video. Maybe this was a portent of the election.

 

Yesterday I happened to see something about fake news. Apparently this is becoming a major source of concern (amongst those who care). Fake news seems to be a social networking phenomenon that goes beyond the simple spreading of false rumours on Facebook and Twitter. From what I read, there actually are organised teams of people on the Internet devoted to making up completely fictional stories and disseminating them as if they are actual journalistic reports. There are also sites dedicated to presenting this fake news as if it is real news.

 

The other day someone posted an idiotic comment here about Hillary being a devil worshipper. At the time I dismissed it as static. Even Geekzone isn’t immune to this kind of thing. But now I wonder if there isn’t more to it. Did Hillary lose the Presidency because of an orchestrated campaign of fake news reports about her? Where did the devil worshipper nonsense come from? Why are so many of those commenters on YouTube prepared to believe the absolute worst about her, however absurd it may be? To be clear, I am not talking here about the real things that she could justifiably be held to account for. They do exist. But those had nothing to do with the truly hateful YouTube comments I saw.

 

So did fake news steal the election, and what implications does that have for future elections, assuming there are any?

 

 





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  # 1674943 21-Nov-2016 13:11
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I just checked the DD clock website and it seems that: -

 

- It was set to 11:57pm some time in 2015.

 

- The most recent decision not to change the clock was made in January 2016.

 

So it has sweet FA to do with Trump.





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  # 1675109 21-Nov-2016 18:09
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MikeAqua:

 

I just checked the DD clock website and it seems that: -

 

- It was set to 11:57pm some time in 2015.

 

- The most recent decision not to change the clock was made in January 2016.

 

So it has sweet FA to do with Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also worth pointing out that just because this 'clock' is moved or not moved does not indicate actual events will or won't happen..!






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  # 1675113 21-Nov-2016 18:14
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Also worth pointing out that just because this 'clock' is moved or not moved does not indicate actual events will or won't happen..!

 

 

I think you'll find it's bang on twice a day.





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  # 1675279 22-Nov-2016 00:39
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Geektastic:

 

MikeAqua:

 

I just checked the DD clock website and it seems that: -

 

- It was set to 11:57pm some time in 2015.

 

- The most recent decision not to change the clock was made in January 2016.

 

So it has sweet FA to do with Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also worth pointing out that just because this 'clock' is moved or not moved does not indicate actual events will or won't happen..!

 

 

 

 

He isnt in power yet..so why should it move before then.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1675450 22-Nov-2016 12:38
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US President-elect Donald Trump has released a video laying out actions he'll take on his first day in office on January 20, including withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

 

Trump also says he'll issue a rule cutting government regulations, direct the Labour Department to investigate abuses of visa programs, and cancel some restrictions on energy production, including shale oil and gas and coal.

 

 

 

cited: NZ Herald. 

 

 


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  # 1675451 22-Nov-2016 12:39
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freitasm:

 

A piece of paper that changed history... Donald Trump's grandfather banished from Germany.

 

 

 

 

Otherwise, he might be the Chancellor of Germany.

 

 


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  # 1675453 22-Nov-2016 12:40
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Condemning the Alt-Right spurts is not in the agenda then, not even before or after?





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  # 1675488 22-Nov-2016 12:52
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Condemning the Alt-Right spurts is not in the agenda then, not even before or after?

 

 

I am assuming you are pretty much joking? There is nothing from him in the last 2 years to show he intends to do that. :) 

 

 


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  # 1675490 22-Nov-2016 12:54
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Sarcasm was intended. Just to show that if he doesn't say it's wrong, he might as well be supporting it. Inaction is not the same as not doing something.





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  # 1675542 22-Nov-2016 15:33
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And CNN broadcasts a program with this ticker: "Alt-right founder questions if jews are people".

 

If this is not fucked up, there isn't anything else.





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  # 1675544 22-Nov-2016 15:36
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freitasm:

 

And CNN broadcasts a program with this ticker: "Alt-right founder questions if jews are people".

 

If this is not &*^$ed up, there isn't anything else.

 

 

 

 

Are you taking greater issue with the Alt-right founder's assertions, or the fact it was put on the ticker? 


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