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    The News Thread

    I feel like there ought to be a separate thread for news and news-related topics apart from the random thoughts thread. I don't know if anyone else feels the same as me. If you don't like it, of course, you can let it die, and I'm okay with that.

    Anyway, here's some news.

    Chavez: Plan may have been too ambitious

    I am very glad that Venezuelans rejected Chavez's proposed constitutional reforms, but it's also nice to see him being gracious in defeat (apparently).

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    Wishful thinking, perhaps; but that is just another possible definition of the featherless biped.

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    Something I've never understood about this issue: Why can't Iran, a sovereign nation led by adults, have whatever damn weapons it wants to have? Why do we treat it like a child that isn't allowed to have certain things (which we have in abundance).

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    Quote Quoting Antoine (view post)
    Something I've never understood about this issue: Why can't Iran, a sovereign nation led by adults, have whatever damn weapons it wants to have? Why do we treat it like a child that isn't allowed to have certain things (which we have in abundance).
    I suspect that the theocratic government has alot to do with that. I mean, look at Pakistan: Musharraf is rather secular, a military rather than religious man, and we haven't invaded them for nukes. And of course they're on "our" side.
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    Non-proliferation is a good idea. De-proliferation even better. Especially when it comes to nutjob regimes like Iran's.

    Still, America needs to stop being such an ass about this whole thing. We're being completely unreasonable. And our administration's awful rhetoric is helping no one.

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    "Dinosaur Mummy" Found; Has Intact Skin, Tissue

    A newly found "dino mummy" has exquisitely preserved bones, skin, and possibly muscle and internal organs, scientists have announced.

    The duck-billed dinosaur, named Dakota, is already changing theories of how the extinct creatures looked and moved—and may contain preserved ancient proteins that could better reveal the dino family tree.


    I love discoveries like this.

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    Quote Quoting Antoine (view post)
    I feel like there ought to be a separate thread for news and news-related topics apart from the random thoughts thread. I don't know if anyone else feels the same as me. If you don't like it, of course, you can let it die, and I'm okay with that.
    I approve of this. After all, we can't get our news from CNN or MSNBC, as they tell of the sensationalist crap and the recent goings-on with celebrities like its the fucking E! Entertainment network.

    And that is not sarcasm.
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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    I approve of this. After all, we can't get our news from CNN or MSNBC, as they tell of the sensationalist crap and the recent goings-on with celebrities like its the fucking E! Entertainment network.

    And that is not sarcasm.
    Today's media is despicable.

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    MnDOT emergency manager wants her job back

    http://www.startribune.com/local/12149046.html

    Bwahahahahahaha!

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    The NIE report could have said anything and he would've twisted it into representing a threat from Iran. Oh, they abandoned their nuclear program in 2003...well, that's even worse than if it was still going on b/c now we have no clue when they're going to it start up again. They're clearly trying to lull us asleep so they can attack when we least expect it. Better bomb them while we still have the chance.

    Oh well, at least I can take some small solace in the self-destructing Giuliani campaign. Imagining that guy as president is downright terrifying.

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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Oh my god, the SAFE act has got to be the most retarded thing ever.

    What a goddamn fucking hassle.
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Iran stops selling oil in U.S. dollars

    U.S. dominance continues to crumble.
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    Shit. I thought it was going to be me again.

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    Lakota Sioux Secede From the US.

    This won't end well.

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    Quote Quoting DSNT (view post)
    Lakota Sioux Secede From the US.

    This won't end well.
    This is interesting. I thought the Indian reservations were already sovereign nations.

    Actually, this might be a pretty good time to secede from the union, what with the two wars the United States is already fighting.

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    Quote Quoting DSNT (view post)
    Lakota Sioux Secede From the US.

    This won't end well.
    I wondered when the Indians were going to start rising up again. This may be the start of that. Anyways I think its kind of funny but also awesome. And yes it probably will end with lots of legal shit and in the courts. Unless the government doesn't mind committing genoicide again....
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    I wondered when the Indians were going to start rising up again. This may be the start of that. Anyways I think its kind of funny but also awesome. And yes it probably will end with lots of legal shit and in the courts. Unless the government doesn't mind committing genoicide again....
    Well, we do need more casinos.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Well, we do need more casinos.
    Heh. My theory is that the government has been using the casinos and fire water to distract the Indians and make them forget that they should be sueing the ever living shit out of the government for taking all of their land.
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Heh. My theory is that the government has been using the casinos and fire water to distract the Indians and make them forget that they should be sueing the ever living shit out of the government for taking all of their land.
    Have you seen Chappelle's skit about Indians? Pretty funny.

    Indians must easily be distracted if it just takes slots and poker to make them forget about how the country pushed them into a corner.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Have you seen Chappelle's skit about Indians? Pretty funny.

    Indians must easily be distracted if it just takes slots and poker to make them forget about how the country pushed them into a corner.
    Nope.

    And heh yeah I know there are a lot of holes in my theory, but its still a fun one to have. I'm sure there are too many people in this country who have crazier ones about the Indians and such. My theory being a complete half joke half serious one, and not really based in any logic.
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