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Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 10-18-16 08:35 PM CT (US)         
I'm grumpy. I want to relax and have fun in the SS and occasionally be silly and post lots of comics about talking flag-patterned balls. But we can't go twenty-five posts without something about the looming shitstorm catastrophe between the embodiment of political corruption and the embodiment of negative American stereotypes.

So... let's talk politics here, as civilly as required by the CoC. And leave our poor balls alone.

Oh, yeah... #FeeltheJohnson. FEEEEEEL IIIIIT. It's the only ticket in all fifty states without any rape apologism. Also, look at the lovely Marxist artwork in the Graduate Student Association office.

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[This message has been edited by Moff Yittreas (edited 10-19-2016 @ 07:29 PM).]

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Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 08-28-17 07:46 AM CT (US)     1476 / 2505       
Court: Yes, the DNC primary was rigged. What's the problem?

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Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 08-28-17 06:47 PM CT (US)     1477 / 2505       
So Glorious Leader just plugged a missile over and across Japan; splashed it down in the sea northeast of the mainland. That's... a bad idea.

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oliver
Squire
posted 08-28-17 08:07 PM CT (US)     1478 / 2505       
It feels like watching an impending train crash in slow motion. *sigh*
Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 08-28-17 08:11 PM CT (US)     1479 / 2505       
No fat little f**ker with gimpy ankles f**ks with muh Swedish senpai.

What's worse is it all seems to have happened while Donny Boy was away from his Twitter, so he'll need to double-down on the lunacy once he wakes up. Stay safe, Olly. Hopefully this at least gets China to step in and say, "Enough. Back down or you're on your own." Or better still, "...or we will deal with you."

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oliver
Squire
posted 08-28-17 09:26 PM CT (US)     1480 / 2505       
NK is in a horrible humanitarian condition. Should there be a war, there will be a flood of refugees to China, and China doesn't want them. NK has never been so much an ally to China as a crazy neighbour who needs to be calmed down with concessions.

China wants to keep the status quo, possibly letting NK modernise bit by bit. NK wants to be left alone continuing their business of indoctrination and autocracy. SK has just recently been through political turmoil, and nationalistic currents are rising. The US wants a showoff. That's the table now, from my point of view.
Yoji Koda, a retired vice admiral of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force, said the choice of flight path seemed to be an effort by North Korea to lessen the likelihood of retaliation from the United States.

"If (a missile were to fall into the sea) near Guam, the U.S. response would be severe, so it seems (North Korea) has fired it in a different direction so as not to provoke the United States," Koda said.

"Rather than a provocation toward Japan, (North Korea's) main target is the United States," he added.
The last sentence is of importance. The missile didn't head for Guam, but rather in the direction of Hawaii. I feel comparatively safe here in Tokyo. But I'm sure there's a plan on NK's table somewhere that considers striking American bases on the Japanese mainland. The question is how seriously they consider it.
Lord Sipia
Knight
posted 08-30-17 05:56 AM CT (US)     1481 / 2505       
Meanwhile in Dutchlantis, the old government is in a state of peril; a disagreement has occurred between the coalition parties (PvdA and VVD) over raising the salaries of elementary school teachers and they're having such a hard time resolving it that it might result in a full collapse; not to mention they need to hand in the concept for the annual national budget on Friday, so they really need to get a move on. Since the new government is still in the womb for the foreseeable future, this is a bit troubling. The parties involved seem optimistic that it won't come to a crisis, but...

It strikes me how the rest of the world is dealing with missiles, hurricanes, riots, what-have-you... And we're hung up on a few salaries. It's not that the issue is unimportant, it just seems so mundane by comparison.

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Popeychops
"Cool" Huskarl
posted 08-30-17 06:43 AM CT (US)     1482 / 2505       
Meanwhile, in Britain, Labour has acknowledged that staying in the EU single market is a good idea, and the Tories are now so desperate that they're ripping off momentum with a new youth organisation which tweets out Welcome to Activate UK. #activateuk #meme #retweet

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Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 08-30-17 06:56 AM CT (US)     1483 / 2505       
When do you call AppBritain? <_<

Also...

Holy shit. He'll nuke you and steal your waifu away.

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[This message has been edited by Moff von Degurechaff (edited 08-30-2017 @ 07:13 AM).]

Lord Sipia
Knight
posted 08-30-17 07:22 AM CT (US)     1484 / 2505       
Meanwhile, in Britain, Labour has acknowledged that staying in the EU single market is a good idea, and the Tories are now so desperate that they're ripping off momentum with a new youth organisation which tweets out Welcome to Activate UK. #activateuk #meme #retweet
Is... is that serious? It reeks of "How do you do, fellow kids?"

"You can't open up the story of my life and just go to page 738 and think you know me."
--Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson (on judging people by their Google search history)

"It's hard to have an existential crisis when everything is so pretty."
--Dan "Danny Sexbang" Avidan
Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 08-30-17 07:54 AM CT (US)     1485 / 2505       
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei9iM_zzzQk

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"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology
Popeychops
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posted 08-31-17 03:09 AM CT (US)     1486 / 2505       
It's real. That's the state we're in now.

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"You're not Popeychops; you don't get to physics." - Moff, in response to a clumsy muon simile
Lord Sipia
Knight
posted 09-02-17 06:59 AM CT (US)     1487 / 2505       
Trump is trying to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which (from what I've understood) allows certain people who illegally immigrated to the US as minors to stay on a basis of renewable two-year periods and receive work permits. Several Republicans are telling Trump to back off and leave this matter to Congress, including House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (Yes, That One). Ryan claims that the policy covers people who grew up in the US and have no other home to return to. In total about eight hundred thousand people benefit from the policy.

Trump promised that he would do this during his campaign. As with a lot of things he promised, now he's finding out it's not that easy. When even your own party is starting to openly speak out against you, it might be time to dial down.

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"It's hard to have an existential crisis when everything is so pretty."
--Dan "Danny Sexbang" Avidan
oliver
Squire
posted 09-03-17 08:04 AM CT (US)     1488 / 2505       
Well, next week is going to be crucial for international politics. Can leaders succeed in calming down the situation and defuse the trend towards (and possible success) of NK sending an armed missile upon a foreign nation, most likely SK, the US, or Japan? Let's hope so.
Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-03-17 11:23 AM CT (US)     1489 / 2505       
NK is now bragging that they have put an H-bomb warhead into one of their missiles.

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Lord Sipia
Knight
posted 09-03-17 11:31 AM CT (US)     1490 / 2505       
I'm gonna pray that even North Korea's high command realizes that continuing with this any further will end badly for them, too. I mean, their opponents probably want to avoid a war, but if it actually happens, North Korea is still going down hard and then the fun's over for the current regime. It's in their best interest to not make good on any of their threats and posturing... I just hope they know that as well.

"You can't open up the story of my life and just go to page 738 and think you know me."
--Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson (on judging people by their Google search history)

"It's hard to have an existential crisis when everything is so pretty."
--Dan "Danny Sexbang" Avidan
Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-03-17 11:48 AM CT (US)     1491 / 2505       
The DPRK's continued existence has depended on two things: China and terrorism. As long as China deemed a buffer zone between the "decadent capitalists" in SK and the glorious Middle People's Republic was necessary, NK was be propped up against any UN attempts to bring it down.

But if China's guarantees were no longer sufficient to control international wrath at Glorious Leader's insanity, there was the second ace up the sleeve. NK has no way to truly defend against a fully modernized military, and could be quickly neutralized. Oh, guerilla actions could drag on, but the state would cease to exist as a unified entity. So, the trump card (ah, pun not intended) is the very first orders are not to engage the invading imperialists that threaten the motherland... but to level Seoul with concentrated artillery and rocket barrages. It is a massive human shield situation that has persisted for 65 years.

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Lord Sipia
Knight
posted 09-03-17 12:25 PM CT (US)     1492 / 2505       
Yes, precisely. This situation has protected them from aggression. But if they were to themselves become the aggressor, then all bets are off... Meaning, actually firing a missile at someone would be suicide. But they might not think of it that way.

"You can't open up the story of my life and just go to page 738 and think you know me."
--Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson (on judging people by their Google search history)

"It's hard to have an existential crisis when everything is so pretty."
--Dan "Danny Sexbang" Avidan
Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-03-17 12:29 PM CT (US)     1493 / 2505       
Right. China has withdrawn protection. But you still have the horrific humanitarian cost from the opening shots going toward a terror attack on a major city. That's still going to weigh on any consideration, either out of basic humanity and desire to not see tens of thousands of civilians murdered... or simple cold-blooded politics and knowing that constant news footage of bloody and dead civilians costs elections.

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Lilthbehr
Squire
(id: Lildbehr)
posted 09-03-17 12:35 PM CT (US)     1494 / 2505       
Well, next week is going to be crucial for international politics. Can leaders succeed in calming down the situation and defuse the trend towards (and possible success) of NK sending an armed missile upon a foreign nation, most likely SK, the US, or Japan? Let's hope so.
Start saving bottle caps, you might need them.

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ColdCanuck
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(id: Coldviper)
posted 09-03-17 08:41 PM CT (US)     1495 / 2505       
From now on until further notice, discussions about politics should remain confined to this designated politics thread. Please do not make any other threads for the discussion of the politics of any country or countries. Please do not discuss politics in any other existing thread.
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Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-04-17 09:19 AM CT (US)     1496 / 2505       
Please. Leave our balls and steamy Yuri parties free of the taint of the Orange One.

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Lord Sipia
Knight
posted 09-11-17 06:56 AM CT (US)     1497 / 2505       
North Korea is threatening with nondescript, but heavy countermeasures if the UN proposal to sanction them for their continued nuclear testing isn't removed. In particular, they promise to punish the US dearly for this.

Uh oh. This might be the part where their bluff is called... With potentially disastrous consequences.

"You can't open up the story of my life and just go to page 738 and think you know me."
--Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson (on judging people by their Google search history)

"It's hard to have an existential crisis when everything is so pretty."
--Dan "Danny Sexbang" Avidan
Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-11-17 07:59 AM CT (US)     1498 / 2505       
That sounds... fun.

Certainly more fun than Hillary Clinton's supporters setting up their own media site, which basically insists Bernie Sanders is responsible for everything that went wrong. Yeah. It's all the Bernie Bros' fault.

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Popeychops
"Cool" Huskarl
posted 09-11-17 09:31 AM CT (US)     1499 / 2505       
Bernie bros literally do the same with the names reversed

Nobody in the Democrats is acting like an adult. They're sleepwalking towards a disaster at the midterms.

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"You're not Popeychops; you don't get to physics." - Moff, in response to a clumsy muon simile
Uchuu Senkan Yamoffo
Moff
(id: Moff Yittreas)
posted 09-11-17 09:57 AM CT (US)     1500 / 2505       
And that's why we'll have eight years of Trump. Hopefully he at least grows up.

From OD:
Now I'd like to take the opportunity to vent about the general incompetence of the Democratic Party as an organization.

A little over a month ago I read this article that featured an interview with the DCCC chairman where he said something to the effect of "we're trying to recruit candidates who are female veterans, and preferably small business owners", which sort of speaks volumes of the general ineptness of the Party leadership. The first thing they judge candidates on isn't what they believe, or what they've accomplished, or even their charisma. No, they want candidates who hit a weirdly specific combination of demographic check boxes. Who do they think this hypothetical candidate is going to be winning over? I mean, aside from Republicans who are never ever ever going to vote for them anyways.
(Emphasis mine)
I've been shouting about the Dems being more focused on ticking boxes on their candidates than actual fielding real operators for fifteen years.

EDIT:

Damn you, volunteers! How dare you do the government's job by helping people endangered by Hurricane Harvey! You're gonna make people less reliant on the state!

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"Moff's anime diatribes/photos are infinitely less annoying than legion's communism, so I don't complain." - Azzie, proving that cute girls driving tanks >> Left-wing ideology

[This message has been edited by Moff von Degurechaff (edited 09-11-2017 @ 11:36 AM).]

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