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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2300 on: June 12, 2017, 09:48:20 PM »
Kommersant is usually not considered an oppositional newspaper in Russia, but has published a series of surprisingly critical photos from yesterday´s demonstrations, not supporting the official stance of "mislead people influenced by foreign agents, causing trouble" etc.:
http://www.kommersant.ru/gallery/3324122

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« Reply #2301 on: June 16, 2017, 05:54:01 AM »
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« Reply #2302 on: June 16, 2017, 08:52:22 PM »
Apparently murder is legal in the US if you're a cop and the victim is black. What a time to be alive. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/police-shooting-trial-philando-castile.html?_r=0

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2303 on: June 18, 2017, 10:33:27 AM »
French never ending string of elections is now over with the clear victory for the elected president (Emmanuel Macron).  The right did quite decently in the end and will be his main opposition.  The populist parties did quite badely, in particular the national front which will not be able to for a parlementary group.

Now, we have 5 years of political stability, and it is quite important that our new president succeed in reforming the country and improve economic growth.  For this reason, I wish for him a good health, and good luck.


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« Reply #2304 on: June 18, 2017, 11:18:24 AM »
Apparently murder is legal in the US if you're a cop and the victim is black. What a time to be alive. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/police-shooting-trial-philando-castile.html?_r=0

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« Reply #2305 on: June 18, 2017, 11:20:44 AM »
French never ending string of elections is now over with the clear victory for the elected president (Emmanuel Macron).  The right did quite decently in the end and will be his main opposition.  The populist parties did quite badely, in particular the national front which will not be able to for a parlementary group.

Now, we have 5 years of political stability, and it is quite important that our new president succeed in reforming the country and improve economic growth.  For this reason, I wish for him a good health, and good luck.

Sounds good all round. I love the irony of a populist party being....uh...unpopular.
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« Reply #2306 on: June 18, 2017, 11:53:41 AM »
French never ending string of elections is now over with the clear victory for the elected president (Emmanuel Macron).  The right did quite decently in the end and will be his main opposition.  The populist parties did quite badely, in particular the national front which will not be able to for a parlementary group.

Now, we have 5 years of political stability, and it is quite important that our new president succeed in reforming the country and improve economic growth.  For this reason, I wish for him a good health, and good luck.

A very, very interesting development.

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« Reply #2307 on: June 18, 2017, 01:19:40 PM »
The reason for the demise of the national front has to do with the political line it adopted under the instigation of F. Philipot. It mixes huge communist inspired entitlment programs with conservative Vichy-style policies which promote the usual xenophobic anti-european ware.  This has led to several key departures.  The dissentions became very loud and heated recently.  I think Philipot who lost his election is going to be evicted.  It is going to be a while before this party can make a credible political offer (which is fine with me).
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2308 on: June 19, 2017, 09:40:42 AM »
Some very attractive women have been elected deputy at the french national assembly.  Benedicte Peyrol is 24 years old.

In term of look she beats the hell out of Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton.
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« Reply #2310 on: June 19, 2017, 10:39:18 AM »
Some very attractive women have been elected deputy at the french national assembly.  Benedicte Peyrol is 24 years old.

In term of look she beats the hell out of Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton.
This post is so stupid I lost brain cells reading it.

Amazing that there is a successful politician younger than I am, though.

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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2311 on: June 19, 2017, 10:55:35 AM »
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« Reply #2312 on: June 19, 2017, 11:12:34 AM »
This post is so stupid I lost brain cells reading it.
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I guess it was just an Impromptu moment.
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« Reply #2313 on: June 19, 2017, 11:53:47 AM »
This post is so stupid I lost brain cells reading it.

Amazing that there is a successful politician younger than I am, though.
Lets put it in a different way.  The new parliament has 40% women 60% men.  Not yet 50/50, but a huge improvement.  How many women in US congress ?
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2314 on: June 19, 2017, 01:21:27 PM »
Not the right thread but I can let this pass

U.S. student Otto Warmbier who was returned from North Korea in coma has died

This is called MURDER

Lets see if Trump let this pass
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« Reply #2315 on: June 19, 2017, 04:04:26 PM »
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« Reply #2316 on: June 19, 2017, 05:33:49 PM »

Amazing that there is a successful politician younger than I am, though.

Pfffft. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Pitt_the_Younger
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« Reply #2317 on: June 20, 2017, 05:09:44 AM »
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Re: The unimportant news thread
« Reply #2319 on: June 21, 2017, 06:08:51 AM »
Looks like Kalanick never learned the Steve Jobs rule: always directly retain a majority stake in your company.  (Steve Jobs didn't until it was too late, either.)  Of course, he probably wouldn't be as wealthy had he retained such a stake, and if the company goes public, any pain and suffering he has endured during these trying times will probably be washed away by a tsunami of cash.
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