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Old 02-10-2016, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I think we Americans take the cake for the most ridiculous political spectacle in the civilized world. Seems like anyone can be president these days, both parties look to have found the most ridiculous "anyones" they can find. I think they are filming a new reality show called POTUS, and this election season is what they are filming.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Blighty
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Gallup is currently playing word association with the top US democratic candidates.

"Dishonest" and "Socialist" Lead U.S. Reactions to Dems

It's not looking so great for Ms Broomjockey:



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Old 12-23-2016, 11:10 PM
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Malaysia is quite unconventional compared to the usual mainland Europe, North America, or Oceania swing of these matters. Heavily revolving around spirituality and religion, including their own main four ethnic cultural demographic ethnography roles of Malaysian Buddhist Chinese Feng Shui beliefs, Malay Indian Hindus pragmatic dysfunctional, Indonesian Malays not Arab yet they are Muslim from the Persian Gulf, and finally the mysterious Christians probably coming from the Philippines originally. Political hypnosis in this entire nation focusing on these spiritual cultural features endlessly to determine who is in power, and what types of people in society are benefiting. Unfortunately, with less of those Malaysian Chinese Buddhists around recently.
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:22 PM
 
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The United States.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA
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Default Nigel Farage is quite interesting and charismatic.

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I think the UK panorama has gotten quite interesting in recent years.

1. Scottish referendum for independence.
2. Resignation of 3 of the 4 leaders from the main political parties in the last elections.
3. Devo and Devo max for the home nations including a boost in the argument for England i.e. English only votes for English laws.
4. The rise/fall of the right wing UKIP - UK Independence Party (rise in numbers but disappointing parliamentary seats).
5. The rise of left wing SNP - Scottish National Party.
6. The in/out referendum on Europe.
7. Debating in parliament on weather to ban Trump.
8. The troubles & peace process of Northern Ireland between Catholic Nationalists and Protestant Unionists.
9. The looney London mayor, Borris Johnson.

It's all pretty interesting to me...
Nigel Farage seems to maintain his cool while speaking some common sense at the same time. Our U.S. pols seem to focus on trash talking with no real constructive content.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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While the two party system creates stability, it also makes US politics boring and predictable once you peel back all of the pre-election hoopla. The left keeps moving further and further toward Chairman Mao while the right regurgitates the "Religion of Ayn Rand". The theme is always the same: Big government is evil vs The Victims.

Coalition governments are much more interesting if you're a spectator from the outside. Votes of no confidence and regular censures make for great political theater, but I'd hate to live in such a place.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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While the two party system creates stability, it also makes US politics boring and predictable once you peel back all of the pre-election hoopla. The left keeps moving further and further toward Chairman Mao while the right regurgitates the "Religion of Ayn Rand". The theme is always the same: Big government is evil vs The Victims.

Coalition governments are much more interesting if you're a spectator from the outside. Votes of no confidence and regular censures make for great political theater, but I'd hate to live in such a place.
Yeah right. The left in the US actually keeps moving more and more to the center and a bit touching the right. I wish they were more to left, like Canada and Norway.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:44 PM
 
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Yeah right. The left in the US actually keeps moving more and more to the center and a bit touching the right. I wish they were more to left, like Canada and Norway.
^^^^^^Case in point.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:06 PM
 
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^^^^^^Case in point.
Not really, because it's not actually happening. It's reality vs imagined reality.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, announced that filming of its new original series based on recent corruption investigation Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato in Portuguese), will begin this year in Brazil. The yet-to-be-titled series will be created and directed by José Padilha (Narcos, Elite Squad and Robocop), and written by Elena Soares (Xingu, Filhos do Carnaval and Casa de Areia).

“Netflix recognizes José Padilha’s talent in turning fast-moving current events into compelling narratives and he is well placed to document this important time in Brazilian history, “said Erik Barmack, Netflix VP of International Original Content. The series will be the second Netflix original series produced in Brazil, following the dystopian Sci-Fi thriller 3% premiering later this year.

“This project will follow the judicial investigators in their journey to unveil the largest corruption scheme that Brazil has ever witnessed. It was fundamental for the series to be produced in an impartial way, and I have no doubt that Netflix is the best partner for the project,” said Jose Padilha.

https://media.netflix.com/en/press-r...-investigation
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