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12:05 AM
@Wipqozn I don't think it was this poll, though since they don't show the actual questions I can't tell, but one posed the question in the most insane way
Where it was like "a) ERASE THEM FROM HISTORY b) Leave Them c) Don't know"
 
@TimStone Jesus. Gotta love a biased poll.
 
I'm curious how the answer would change if they also informed the pollees when the statues were put up
 
12:51 AM
yep, trump looked without glasses #solareclipse https://t.co/PDzRNtXL4n
Instructions unclear, happens to involve the president but other than that
 
Since @realDonaldTrump is likely blind due to not following the ONE rule of the #SolarEclipse, I went ahead and cra… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/899714042746372096
 
Well, meanwhile, the worst political party that has ever existed
.@TheDemocrats proving how disconnected from the working class they truly are: sending out donation pleas that look… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/899762876662988800
Honestly DNC, what the literal fuck
 
oh my
Join me live from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. ➡️http://45.wh.gov/FortMyer
 
Iirc he's expected to call for an Afghanistan surge
 
1:06 AM
> a single wound inflicted upon [..] is a wound inflicted to all our society
> BOTH SIDES WERE BADDDDDDDDDDDdd
> we can't be in peace with the world if we are not in peace with each other
just, australia
 
1:28 AM
[Putting a small bet on the "Trump will start nuclear war with Pakistan before he does with NK" square.]
 
yeah I listened to the thing
he's like pretty mad about the thing
 
1:52 AM
@Unionhawk Of course.
 
Parody became reality tonight. Thanks, Tucker. https://t.co/GSRc7Vdk2N
 
in a parallel universe she's a rapper, absolutely destroying the likes of supa hot fire and soulja boy
 
 
In response to what he says to his kids about Trump, Paul Ryan says he tells his kids to "turn off the TV and get off the internet."
My dude, what? No
 
2:12 AM
God I hope @IronStache successfully claims WI-01
 
 
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4:43 AM
Part of me wants to get Iron Sky because I could do with laughing at Nazis and also because a moon Nazi invasion might actually preferable to now.
 
 
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10:55 AM
@Wipqozn uk wot
 
@fredley You've dropped since last year
By 9%
 
I can't believe they're that high
 
The USA had the largest drop, of 24 points
They went from 64% to 40%.
So, you know, thanks Trump
(and also thanks everyone who voted for him)
 
damn jyhna
stealing our percentages!!!!!!
though it's 7am on edt, hmmm, maybe not.
I assumed that someone like him would wake up later
 
I'm not sure what the third poll means, because it's description is a copy/paste of the second
 
It's either breakdown of countries views on the USA, or a breakdown of the USA views on countries
I'm assuming the former
Oh, it's the former
the total at the top
The fact that the USA is so high above the rest of the world is pretty depressing, frankly. Shows a real lack of self reflection.
but well, that's how Trump won. People still think he can do no wrong, which is fucked.
I'm shocked India is so high on the view of the usa
 
Lots of money coming in from there
 
12:00 PM
I'd love to see the stats breakdown for other countries too
Curious to see how large of a gap there is between the world's perception and a countries perception of itself for all countries
 
12:17 PM
I seem to remember a survey like that a while back
 
12:32 PM
@Unionhawk main reason I'm curious is to see how large that gap for the USA differs from the norm. It's the only result we have, so it's hard to know if this large gap is something USA unique or common.
USA does have a strong sense of patriotism, which I imagine would influence that, but you're not the only strongly patriotic country
 
The survey was also taken 2017 so
I'm sure 40% is down from like 2014
 
I wonder where the people surveyed in the USA were from
@Unionhawk it's done yearly
 
But then I'd have to look it uppppppppppppppppp
 
Trump taking power seems to basically be why the drop is so low
 
The delta from 2016 is -24%
holy shit
That is not a small number
that is a big number
 
 
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1:43 PM
@Wipqozn As far as I know, Modi's one of the few leaders who hasn't called out Trump on... being Trump.
 
@Yuuki That's not surprising at all. See also: Duterte
 
Just explaining a probable reason as to why India might have a higher opinion of Trump than the rest of the world.
 
Yeah it's kind of crazy I forgot they also elected a sociopath until Trump brought up that horrible fake Pershing story
 
Modi's at least a competent sociopath. I think. From what I've heard, he has some good ideas except that he has a shady history with ethnic cleansing. Which is bad. But Trump has like no redeeming qualities.
 
2:03 PM
@Yuuki I mean if you think Western politics sometimes attracts the wrong sort of people to the cause, Indian politics attracts almost exclusively that sort of person, from my limited perspective.
 
@Yuuki Oh, I meant Duterte
 
It's also deeply nepotistic
 
@fredley Thanks, Gandhi.
 
@Unionhawk Yeah it's fucked. I wonder if there's data from when there was the switch from bush -> Obama.
because Obama had a really high positive perception worldwide, so I bet there was a large increase that year.
 
Got a great shot of the #eclipse from the air over Africa as we said goodby to the #TanzaniaMiracleChildren. https://t.co/VNLJJfeeEJ
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Is this real life
Did a US congressman tweet a picture of the eclipse with harambe photoshopped into it
or am I hallucinating
 
2:15 PM
let's move this to this is fine
 
6 messages moved from The Bridge
 
also yeah
he did
and I'm not sure what he meant with that tweet text
 
The worst part is that this could be interpreted horribly racistly and since it's Steve King I'm not even convinced it shouldn't be
 
Yeah, I'm not sure I agree with that move. Perhaps the only thing political about that is that a politician tweeted it. Granted, I guess this is the news discussion room, not the political discussion room.
 
@Unionhawk What does this even mean
 
2:20 PM
@PrivatePansy I don't know
 
@PrivatePansy Harambe died for the eclipse?
 
Also, that's a screenshot of a tweet, right?
 
#TanzaniaMiracleChildren arrive back home in Tanzania. Doreen, paralyzed in May, walking of the plane in August to… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/898485401782038529
 
Yes
 
So why did he screencap it instead of retweeting?
 
2:20 PM
this explains the #TanzaniaMiracleChildren part
 
@PrivatePansy Or hitting "save" on the image
 
so he didn't even do the "great shot"
 
I don't know
 
unless he means great <screen>shot
 
everything happens so much
 
2:21 PM
Also, is no one mentioning "goodby"?
 
@Yuuki listen, I'm still trying to work out if I'm hallucinating or not
 
how can harambe be real if our eyes aren't real
 
I think the "only star news articles" rule idea was a failure.
Now that I've seen us try to enforce it a bit.
 
@Avery if our eyes aren't real are blinded by the eclipse
Yeah, I got reddit and SE's dialects mixed up again
 
it's ~~ on reddit though
 
2:25 PM
@StrixVaria I think people are still adjusting to the room.
 
and ~ for whatsapp and slack
also slack markdown sucks
 
Slack's isn't really Markdown
 
I mean
 
Because they're monsters
 
it implements a part of markdown stuff
discord does too
 
2:26 PM
Doesn't help that, as far as I'm aware, The Bridge has much less content moderation than the other chat rooms.
 
but it uses proper stuff
 
I know RPG General Chat likes to keep stuff on-topic for RPG-related talk and anything else gets moved to a side-room if it goes on for too long.
 
Interesting.
 
RA is fairly low-moderated too
 
I've been in a few SO chat rooms and in Worldbuilding and as far as I can tell, the only chat room with even less moderation on content is Maid Cafe.
 
2:28 PM
doesn't help that I'm a RO does it
 
And that's just because they have a different sense of NSFW than most.
 
I mean I know some SO rooms have a rules website
 
@Avery Eh, it's not you. I've had discussions about NSFW standards with a pro-tem mod awhile back.
And he's the one who has a weird sense of NSFW.
Interesting note, I was also that guy's roommate for a short period of time.
 
huh, interesting
 
2:58 PM
Duterte says even in a conflict with China, "I will not call on America. I have lost trust in the Americans." What?! http://www.rappler.com/nation/179522-duterte-sandy-cay-pag-asa-island-sandbar-west-philippine-sea?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_medium=share_bar
Everything about this is crazypants
 
Wait, how...? What...?
 
He's appeasing Beijing but to what end I don't know
Pretty incredible for anyone to just cede territory to China
 
What's really weird is Duterte saying this. I mean, it would make sense during the Obama administration but Trump is like a perfect match for Duterte.
 
Nah, I think he's a very focused sociopath and hates Trump for having literally no focus and acting a fool
Like they're similarly crude and reckless but for very different internal reasons
 
3:16 PM
"Are you kidding me? With your fanatical base, you could have a dictatorship already." - Duterte, probably.
 
Yes, and also right-wingers like him are usually fiercely protective of things like sovereignty
 
That and globalist cucks or whatever, I guess.
 
or whatever I guess indeed
 
3:37 PM
NBC’s openly gay Xena reboot is dead http://trib.al/BucSuDn https://t.co/uz61fdMJTa
:(
 
But on the other hand, a reboot isn't happening... I'm not sure how to feel.
Also, I'm not sure this is the kind of news that this room was made for. I'm also wondering if this means we're trying to make The Bridge more games-focused.
 
so this is only for depressing news?
or non-gaming news?
 
I figured it was mostly for political news.
And Nazis?
 
Same here
 
well then
The guy who dressed in a Confederate uniform and got flipped off got kicked out of school. http://www.wxii12.com/article/high-point-man-removed-from-florida-college-after-standing-in-front-of-confederate-monument-in-virginia/12027442
 
3:57 PM
@GodEmperorDune damn, he had at least 2 guns too
I can BET that he has the leg strapped thingies too, with at least a knife or a pistol
 
Hmmm. The DNC is going after Trump for his "empty promises on border wall." https://t.co/mWGaiVkEkO
Kill me
What the literal fuck
 
i swear to god DNC
 
God, Trump is his own anti-Trump propaganda. You don't need to add onto it...
Over-seasoning, much?
 
@GodEmperorDune they're going to fuck up 2018 so badly oh my god
 
@Unionhawk yep
i dunno if i can even blame gerrymandering anymore
 
4:11 PM
So on the one hand, right-wing boomers are literally soulless devils and on the other hand, left-wing boomers are incompetent idiots.
:/
 
The only thing liberals hate more than winning elections is the left
 
4:39 PM
I made this political cartoon in 2010. Enjoy! http://thenib.com/daily https://t.co/jyfQIZOFzY
 
5:27 PM
@Unionhawk WHAT THE FUCK WHY
I"M ON CHROME OS SO I DON"T EVEN HAVE CAPSLOCK SO I"M JUST HOLDING SHIFT WTF
 
5:47 PM
@StrixVaria Yeah
The DNC is a competent organization
 
Can we just abolish everything and start fresh?
 
My spell check is broken on chrome ok
sorry
I tried to fix it but it didn't work
 
It's actually correct, I brainfarted. But it's nice to know everyone trusts my alt-write skills.
 
6:28 PM
ooo, DSA talking points on Charlottesville
Nice
Good stuff
 
7:21 PM
DSA is nice.
 
7:43 PM
@Avery Yes
 
we don't have a DS party here AFAIK.
only a communist party (which to be fair is, well... not that different)
 
They are anticapitalist comrades yeah
"Cuck Pope" -- The far-right is going after Pope Francis for urging nations to offer aid to migrants and refugees:… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/900050959845478401
I'm unsure what I expected
Like, first of all
what
and secondly
...
in conclusion
what
 
7:59 PM
@Unionhawk nice
 
*pope restates a core component to catholic social teaching*
*the extreme right*: HOW DAREY OU
 
I LOVE how they can say "one nation under god" and then go call pope a cuck.
 
to be fair the extreme right is not usually catholic
but fishhook theory states that we'll be getting a DNC email about how we should actually let less refugees in shortly
 
@Unionhawk well, I'm seeing a lot of people who are catholic and alt-right on twitter (also a ton of leftist and centrist catholics). Trump is one I believe.
 
@Avery No, he's... evangelical or smth
catholic and christian are not equivalent sets
catholic is a subset of christian
 
8:10 PM
sorry my Christianity related info is kinda meh
 
This is fair
 
I tend to think of it as one thing
 
Nope, most christians don't really care about the pope
 
islam also has multiple branches but no equivalent of pope (actually islam did have a pope-equivalent until ataturk)
 
 
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10:25 PM
Worth noting that Secret Service Director Randolph Alles said this:
>"This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current administration's protection requirements but, rather, has been an ongoing issue for nearly a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo"
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/secret-service-donald-trump-family/index.html
That said, he also said that the Trump administration did have more people to protect than the Obama administration did
 
And more places to go to protect them, I guess.
 

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