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Author Topic: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée  (Read 775423 times)

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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19620 on: June 04, 2016, 12:09:54 pm »

Treehouse is such a great name for a land of make believe.
Perhaps.

Here's the article with the vids
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/06/02/breaking-video-trump-rally-supporters-attacked-by-violent-mob-in-san-jose-police-watch-and-do-nothing/#more-116966

Seeing as the site wears its bias on its sleeve, I'd judge it by the vids instead of the article.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19621 on: June 04, 2016, 12:12:22 pm »

Well, four protesters got arrested. Apparently the police didn't have enough people on hand there, with "only" 250 officers that got overwhelmed when 400 anti-Trumper showed up. The police chief said he didn't act more forcefully because he was afraid to turn it into a real riot.

I've not found any mention that they should "take a beating". Just a bunch of people condemning the violence.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19622 on: June 04, 2016, 12:22:51 pm »

I've not found any mention that they should "take a beating". Just a bunch of people condemning the violence.
Apparently it was CNN reporter Sara Murray. According to the article I linked at least.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19623 on: June 04, 2016, 12:27:54 pm »

Frumple, that 3.2b self-funding does not surprise me. As I said, $20,000 for the paperwork through USCIS alone. We get to spend another $2500 in a few years just to get citizenship.
Hey, hey. 3.168b of self funding. 1% came from the fed. And I'm sure at least some millions came from passport fees and whatnot!

And by sure, I mean I just checked, and found out the USCIS doesn't handle passports at all. Welp.

But yeah, hadn't really looked at it much. Today I learned we have instantiated what appears to multi-billion dollar industry substantially dedicated using those multiple billions to make more multiple billions from people trying to immigrate (with a side order of actually helping them immigrate), apparently because our government/people cannot be arsed to give much of a fuck's worth of support for 'em.

What the fuck, country my country?

On the other hand, I guess there has to be some kind of twisted kudos given to the USCIS? They are apparently exploiting the hell out of the people they're supposed to be helping (i.e. being what can only be grotesquely inefficient and ineffective, just to maintain funding), and still managing to process quite a lot of people. It's seriously screwed straight up fucked up, but at the same time somehow somewhat impressive.

E: Definitely goes a long way towards explaining how we're apparently not beating the BAMF at the game, though. Seriously, how the hell can we let that go? We could be legitimately saying the US immigration services are more badass than the BAMF, and we're letting this opportunity slip through our gorram fingers.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19625 on: June 04, 2016, 01:03:15 pm »

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« Reply #19626 on: June 04, 2016, 01:05:11 pm »

Frumple, that 3.2b self-funding does not surprise me. As I said, $20,000 for the paperwork through USCIS alone. We get to spend another $2500 in a few years just to get citizenship.
Hey, hey. 3.168b of self funding. 1% came from the fed. And I'm sure at least some millions came from passport fees and whatnot!

And by sure, I mean I just checked, and found out the USCIS doesn't handle passports at all. Welp.

But yeah, hadn't really looked at it much. Today I learned we have instantiated what appears to multi-billion dollar industry substantially dedicated using those multiple billions to make more multiple billions from people trying to immigrate (with a side order of actually helping them immigrate), apparently because our government/people cannot be arsed to give much of a fuck's worth of support for 'em.

What the fuck, country my country?

On the other hand, I guess there has to be some kind of twisted kudos given to the USCIS? They are apparently exploiting the hell out of the people they're supposed to be helping (i.e. being what can only be grotesquely inefficient and ineffective, just to maintain funding), and still managing to process quite a lot of people. It's seriously screwed straight up fucked up, but at the same time somehow somewhat impressive.

E: Definitely goes a long way towards explaining how we're apparently not beating the BAMF at the game, though. Seriously, how the hell can we let that go? We could be legitimately saying the US immigration services are more badass than the BAMF, and we're letting this opportunity slip through our gorram fingers.

I mean, people wonder why illegal immigration is a thing.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19627 on: June 04, 2016, 01:25:19 pm »

To lazy to travel back in time to the lax era when my ancestors migrated.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19628 on: June 04, 2016, 01:50:21 pm »

I'unno, I'd probably not even want to go back to the lax era when my earliest ancestors migrated, personally. No interest in dealing with megafauna and subzero temperatures whilst armed, at best, with sticks. I mean... sure, the immigration paperwork and processing was literally nonexistent, because they probably didn't know how to read or write, and the existent government was something along the lines of entirely unmetaphorical large hungry bears. But you also got ate. Think that offsets the balance, a bit. The diseases and exposure and starvation... also bad! Monetary cost was zero, though. Don't think they had currency. Still. Sometimes laxity is less than positive.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19629 on: June 04, 2016, 01:55:20 pm »

whilst armed, at best, with sticks

God, why wouldn't you just invent gunpowder and airplanes?
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19630 on: June 04, 2016, 01:56:38 pm »

I'unno, I'd probably not even want to go back to the lax era when my earliest ancestors migrated, personally. No interest in dealing with megafauna and subzero temperatures whilst armed, at best, with sticks. I mean... sure, the immigration paperwork and processing was literally nonexistent, because they probably didn't know how to read or write, and the existent government was something along the lines of entirely unmetaphorical large hungry bears. But you also got ate. Think that offsets the balance, a bit. The diseases and exposure and starvation... also bad! Monetary cost was zero, though. Don't think they had currency. Still. Sometimes laxity is less than positive.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19631 on: June 04, 2016, 02:00:23 pm »

God, why wouldn't you just invent gunpowder and airplanes?
Too busy being eaten by giant bears, mostly. You have to admit it's fairly difficult to bootstrap millennia of technological progress while you're being eaten by a giant bear.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19632 on: June 04, 2016, 02:01:32 pm »

Well just call the police on your cellphone.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19633 on: June 04, 2016, 02:04:33 pm »

Navigate to safety with GPS, it'll be fiiiine.
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Re: Murrican Politics Megathread 2016: There Will Be Hell Toupée
« Reply #19634 on: June 04, 2016, 02:08:57 pm »

The police were unfortunately eaten by mammoths. Don't ask how or why herbivores ate the policemen. No one knew, and you don't inquire as to further details from the man eating mammoths. The cell towers... we don't talk about what happened to the cell towers. There wasn't any reception. There was such a lack of reception it wouldn't come back until over ten thousand years later, and no one will ever find the archaeological evidence of those towers' existence.

Don't even ask about the GPS satellites. Those went earlier. You know that crater down in the lower americas? Yeah. They think it was a meteor, these days. In reality it's what happens when you compact an excessively redundant GPS satellite system into a ball and deorbit 'em.

Seriously, shit went down back in those days. Times were interesting in the most chinese of senses, which was doubly concerning considering china didn't yet exist.
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