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    So you know how the Amazon is on fire and no one is talking about it or doing anything about it?

    Same thing is happening in Africa right now.
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    I don't mean to terrify you about that. But it was asked why its a big deal. And well, it is a big deal. But for something more reassuring...
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    A normal forest can be grown back in about a hundred years. The rainforest will take housands.

    The rainforest doesn't catch on fire typically, it's too damp. Man had to work at it to make it...
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    So... apparently the Amazon rain forest is on fire.

    And it's been on fire for weeks.

    The smoke cloud is the size of a third of the US, and is casting cities into darkness.

    And president ...
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    The point is, vehicles are capable of *accidentally* killing people, so there's a long series of hoops you have to go through. Training, an evaluation test, and constant payments in case of...
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    I wonder if thats at least partly because it keeps getting vandalized and they're tired of replacing it.
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    Yeah, he's got like crazy depression issues apparently. Part of why he puts on the big bombastic outward attitude... and part of why he's holed away and grown a two foot long beard the last several...
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    Apparently they're just letting it burn. It's too tall for any directed hose to aim at the fire. If they generally aim hoses up more stuff would just collapse and the stone would crumble. They won't...
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    Judging from photos its a MASSIVE fire too. This is not going to end well for the place.

    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190415135356-06-notre-dame-fire-0415-exlarge-169.jpg
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    I really have no idea where to share this information. I though maybe it was crazy enough for its own thread, but its probably not THAT crazy...

    I thought this was a joke but...

    ROBOCOP is...
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    You give the accused the benefit of the doubt at one person. Once it's a whole bunch of people, they probably did in fact do something wrong and you should believe the multitude of people from...
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    There's also the fact that some countries allow you to own all the guns you want... but ammo isn't sold anywhere, and you have to go to specific places to get it.
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    United Airlines murdered a dog by forcing their owner to put it in the overhead bin. All the stories call it "tragic accident" but

    WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN WHEN YOU PUT A LIVE ANIMAL IN A...
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    I made the same bet. We still haven't gotten to the Dofla crew cover story so.... typically the Punk Hazard follow up would have been two years ago already, but since it tied so directly into...
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    That's exactly an example. Three years ago there'd be multiple page debates about it for entire threads. Now it just has to boil down to "look, Oda drew the icepick in a weird way the next chapter...
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    Those of us that have been here forever have already discussed most of the OP stuff there is to discuss Ad nauseam, and there's only so many times you can educate a new poster on something that was...
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    Literal Textbook definition of a rapist Brock Turner wants to have his court case appealed.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/brock-turner-appeal.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0
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    What happened was, he asked the talent offices to send him writers. And they sent him white male writers. And so the room ended up staffed with white guys. Not because they were the most talented...
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    It's weird that SJW has become such a derogatory thing.

    Like. "How dare you fight for social justice".

    Because equality, and treating people with respect is a bad thing, right?
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    Statistics say it will happen again tomorrow.

    Not on as large a scale, but tomorrow.

    And it will happen again the day after that.

    And the day after that.

    And there'll be one of national...
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    Black people just attract bullets you see. They go without even shooting at white suspects all the time.

    In this case the suspect was white so I'm not sure why they were killed.
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    So uhm, North Korea fired a missile over Japan apparently? For the second time in less than a month?
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    You can vote by mail when you're abroad as long as you're still a citizen with a registered address.
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    In Texas, my vote hasn't mattered since I've been of voting age, because the size of the population means it swings Republican by somewhere between 1 and 1.5 million votes. The cities go Democrat,...
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    ....... what?
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    I don't understand how 51% votes keep breaking things quite like this. You'd reeeally think you'd want a major majority of at least 60% before pulling a Brexit or... destroying your entire...
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    What?



    What?

    Please stop playing devil's advocate and saying "I see where these people's terrible uninformed opinion comes from" as if it were your own...
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    The viagra bill is a symbolic gesture designed to show how fucking awful it is that all this legislature keeps getting passed that puts demands on women's bodies.

    It's not meant as a serious bill...
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    Trump's campaign wasn't symbolic at all. He apparently meant everything he said.

    People just assumed he was using metaphor or overblown ideas because if he actually meant what he was saying that...
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    It's not Godwin's law when its actual Nazis and actual Nazi activity and actual Nazi Hate Speech being discussed.

    If I say "Bush Jr. was clearly a Nazi" I'm throwing out a brainless insult that...
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