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>> No. 82634 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 10:54 pm
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After this election, this man is going to be the next Prime Minister and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 82774 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 3:08 pm
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>>82773
>That's how you calculate swing from the Conservatives to Labour, specifically .
Erm, yes. That being what swing is. A change in relative vote share between two parties.

>that would be a fucking stupid thing to talk about in an election where the collapse of support for third parties was a major factor.
You appear to have misspelled "important" as "stupid" there.
>> No. 82775 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 3:17 pm
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>>82774
No, sunshine, that's what two party swing is. The clue that I wasn't talking about two party swing was that I didn't mention two parties.
>> No. 82777 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 3:25 pm
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>>82775
>No, sunshine, that's what two party swing is.
Well, yes, what with there being literally no other meaningful measure of swing. Otherwise you end up saying stupid things like how Corbyn isn't so bad because he gained 10 points. Then you have to accept other stupid things like how May brilliantly delivered the Tories their best total since 1992 and their best share since 1983. All of which would be monumentally stupid things to say.
>> No. 82778 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 3:31 pm
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>>82777
Yes, there are in fact other meaningful measures of swing, and two party swing is particularly unhelpful when, I repeat, collapsing support for third parties is a major factor influencing the outcome. Never mind, though. We all make mistakes sometimes.
>> No. 82780 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 3:40 pm
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>>82778
>and two party swing is particularly unhelpful when, I repeat, collapsing support for third parties is a major factor influencing the outcome
Yes, if by unhelpful you mean helpful. Otherwise, no.

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>> No. 82607 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 9:16 pm
82607 US impeachment thread 2017
This man is going to fuck the President of the US and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 82627 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 10:29 pm
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>>82626
And entirely fueled by the inter webs. I have loved it too. I thought it would end in tears, of course, but not so soon. To fuck up so badly so early on; bewildering.
>> No. 82664 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 12:19 am
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>>82627

>To fuck up so badly so early on; bewildering.

Sad!
>> No. 82738 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 8:27 am
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One rare upside to Trump getting elected is watching the grey, cringing invertebrates who pass for his supporters contort and twist themselves into ever more agonising knots of desperation and irrationality as they rush to defend his latest gaffe.

If you ever question your worth as a human being, take a quick trip over to /r/The_Donald just after Trump fucks up and have a read of the justifications they offer for it. I confidently guarantee you hours of amusement.
>> No. 82745 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 10:01 am
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I have a nasty feeling he'll get away scot free. If impeached, ex post pardoning.
>> No. 82761 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 1:18 pm
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>>82745
No point pardoning him since he hasn't done all that much to support criminal charges. As Comey said to the committee yesterday, it was everyone around him that was doing all that. Manafort, Flynn, Kushner, et al.

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>> No. 79922 Anonymous
10th November 2016
Thursday 2:41 pm
79922 UK election 2020
This man is going to be the next UK Prime Minister and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 82177 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 7:53 pm
82177 Question Time 2018
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This man is going to replace David Dimbleby, and it's going to be fucking awesome.
>> No. 82178 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 8:34 pm
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>>82176
Huw Edwards was lined up to do the election in 2020, and is still the preferred successor for election night. I could see Marr taking on QT. He has the tenor to chair the debate and the hands to point at the audience members. John Humphrys has filled in before but he's only a few years younger than Dimbleby. Based on his performances on Newsnight, I'd keep an eye on James O'Brien.

My personal theory based on observations in 2010 and 2015 is that Dimbleby is actually dead and has been replaced by a robot. There's no way a 77 year old could have kept going from 10pm to 6pm with only a couple of hours sleep in the middle.
>> No. 82180 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 10:22 pm
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>>82177
Oh Christ here we go again. Brace yourselves, lads.
>> No. 82746 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 10:03 am
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Bump
>> No. 82794 Anonymous
9th June 2017
Friday 7:23 pm
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>>82180
Thank god he stayed silent this election.

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>> No. 82553 Anonymous
28th May 2017
Sunday 1:29 pm
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This man is going to be the next Prime Minister of Canada and it's going to be fucking awesome.

Canada's opposition Conservative Party has just elected a new leader. He is primarily known as a backbencher, and beat out senior party figures, including former ministers, to the job. Despite being somewhat popular with the party members, he is considerably to the right of centre, and people are already suggesting that his positions are reminiscent of something out of the 1980s. So far the response from several MPs from the governing Liberal Party has been along the lines of "well this is going to make the next election much easier".

Remind you of anyone?
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>> No. 82554 Anonymous
28th May 2017
Sunday 2:59 pm
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I could not give less of a shit about the Canadian opposition if I tried.
>> No. 82555 Anonymous
28th May 2017
Sunday 7:35 pm
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Canadian politicians are a fucking train wreck across the spectrum.
>> No. 82565 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 8:57 am
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>>82553

Well he's not ugly as a brick wall so he's in with some facet of a chance.

The problem is that Trudeau is also ULTRA open to immigration so I assume the Chinese and Indians will still vote for lolWeedman while calling this guy an ultra right wing nationalist for asking something like 'where do we get the money for these programs now our oil sales are ruined?'.

But given the world standard, Trudeau will win and whoever is opposed to him will just fade into nothing unless he manages something akin to a 49/51 parliamentary split.
>> No. 82566 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 9:38 pm
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I was reading up on Canadian politics the other day and while we might complain about our MPs, those cunts get ~£100k + expenses.
>> No. 82567 Anonymous
6th June 2017
Tuesday 10:04 pm
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>>82566
Only thanks to Brexit. Before sterling fell off a cliff it was only around £80k, and the consensus among people who aren't reactionary cunts is that our own MPs were substantially underpaid until recently.

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>> No. 82562 Anonymous
1st June 2017
Thursday 4:29 pm
82562 Nige 007
I suspect nothing major will come from this, but it gave me a chuckle all the same.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/01/Jimmy-Saville-is-person-of-interest-in-fbi-investigation-into-trump-and-russia
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>> No. 82563 Anonymous
1st June 2017
Thursday 8:23 pm
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Dead link friend.
>> No. 82564 Anonymous
1st June 2017
Thursday 8:31 pm
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>>82563
No, just the wordfilter. I'll let you figure it out.

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>> No. 82312 Anonymous
7th May 2017
Sunday 2:20 pm
82312 Fucking Tory pigs must die
If you voted Tory, or intend to in future then please please please take your own life immediately. You are an enemy of humanity and you are too stupid to continue living.
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>> No. 82510 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 7:45 pm
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Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to £100...

If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this...

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay £1.
The sixth would pay £3.
The seventh would pay £7..
The eighth would pay £12.
The ninth would pay £18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay £59.

So, that's what they decided to do..

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball.
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>> No. 82511 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 7:52 pm
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>>82510
Neither relevant or by David R Kamerschen.
>> No. 82512 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 8:22 pm
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>>82510
1. what is it with neoclassical cocksuckers and stupid analogies
2. all this does is create an argument for multilateral capital controls (i.e. keynes clearing union or something) as a contingency necessary for basically all major countries. (suppose the necessity to jack taxes up arises - let's say hitler comes back and WW4 starts: if the rich can all just hop off to the cayman islands, that's a problem for everyone except Helen Kilpatrick...)
>> No. 82545 Anonymous
25th May 2017
Thursday 8:31 am
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>>82509

Me and 4 other mates off to the isle of man with our It company, shit weather but less shit iykwim.
>> No. 82546 Anonymous
25th May 2017
Thursday 10:17 am
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>>82510
Ermergerd stupidest thing I've ever read. Public services aren't beer and there is more than one type of tax. And as above multilateral capital controls.

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>> No. 82525 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 6:15 am
82525 Facebook blocks Pulitzer-winning reporter over Malta government exposé
Remember when we started talking about Facebook gaining a worrying power to censor the news?

>Facebook has censored a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist for publishing a series of posts alleging corruption by the prime minister of Malta and his associates. Matthew Caruana Galizia, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ award-winning Panama Papers team, was temporarily locked out of his Facebook account over four posts, which were deleted for violating the social network’s community standards.

>“For me, this process was enlightening because I realised how crippling and punitive this block is for a journalist,” Caruana Galizia told the Guardian by email.

>The posts, which were written in Maltese, contained allegations of wrongdoing by prime minister Joseph Muscat, his chief of staff Keith Schembri, and minister of energy Konrad Mizzi. Each post included images of documents from the Panama Papers leak. The censorship of Caruana Galizia comes amid considerable political turmoil and intrigue in the Mediterranean island nation, where a snap election is scheduled for 3 June. It also again raises concerns over Facebook’s incredible power to disseminate – or block – news and information.

>On 7 May, Matthew Caruana Galizia, who is the son of Daphne Caruana Galizia, began publishing his own reporting on offshore companies and Maltese political figures on his Facebook page, using the hashtags #FattiKorrotti and #CorruptionFacts. The posts include scans of documents from the Panama Papers, including passports, bank statements, and letters, as well as Caruana Galizia’s explanation of their meaning.

>On Tuesday 16 May, Caruana Galizia was locked out of his account for 24 hours. Several #FattiKorrotti posts were deleted.

>The deletions raise questions about how Facebook moderates journalism. In 2016, the social media site ignited a global controversy when it censored an iconic Vietnam war photograph of a naked child fleeing a Napalm attack. Facebook initially defended its decision, going so far as to delete a post by the Norwegian prime minister, because it was consistent with its policy barring nudity. Facebook subsequently amended its policy, announcing that it would allow people to publish material that would otherwise violate its standards if it was found to be “newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest”.

>Documents related to alleged wrongdoing by public officials in the weeks before an election are in the public interest, and they have certainly been deemed newsworthy by the Maltese press, which has followed Caruana Galizia’s lead in reporting on them. “It’s important that journalists can publish information that is in the public interest,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “We are investigating these posts and have spoken with Mr Caruana Galizia today so that he can publish what he needs to, without including unnecessary private details that could present safety risks. If we find that we have made errors, we will correct them.”
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>> No. 82533 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 6:28 pm
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>>82532

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1TnzCiUSI0
>> No. 82534 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 8:37 pm
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>>82533
How old is this?
>> No. 82535 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 8:44 pm
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>>82534

The Youtube video, oct 8 2005.

The jokes, old as time it self.
>> No. 82536 Anonymous
22nd May 2017
Monday 9:17 pm
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>>82535
You've managed to trigger my PTSD.
>> No. 82537 Anonymous
23rd May 2017
Tuesday 9:35 am
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>>82536

You are reminded of trauma old as time it self?

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>> No. 82515 Anonymous
19th May 2017
Friday 9:33 am
82515 How much for a vote?
Since parties are rattling the tins for campaign contributions - anyone got any idea of the incremental pound:vote ratio that they assume or hope for?
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>> No. 82522 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 1:00 am
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>>82521
>and the Lib Dems £1.46.
Crikey, they really didn't spend very much money at all. Given the collapse in their vote I would have expected this figure to be much higher, almost to the point where it would have been cheaper to just bribe people.
>> No. 82523 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 1:13 am
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>>82522

The Lib Dems usually run a very lean and cost-effective campaign based on local grass-roots activism. They spent 72p per vote in 2005 and 70p per vote in 2010, so their cost-per-vote doubled after the coalition.
>> No. 82524 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 1:47 am
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>>82521
You misread the article. The Greens spent 98p. UKIP spent 73p.
>> No. 82528 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 11:00 am
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>>82524

My apologies, I was rather drunk.

I am a very boring drunkard.
>> No. 82529 Anonymous
20th May 2017
Saturday 1:04 pm
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>>82528


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkuBvL0rCSA

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>> No. 82513 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 11:09 pm
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This woman is going to be the next prime minister of Ireland and it's going to be fucking awesome.

No, me neither.
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>> No. 82514 Anonymous
17th May 2017
Wednesday 11:25 pm
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A miserable island of knaves, beggars and Vatican fodder. Best of luck to her.

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>> No. 82436 Anonymous
12th May 2017
Friday 12:10 pm
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This man is going to be the next Emperor of Greater South Asia and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 82492 Anonymous
15th May 2017
Monday 8:42 pm
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>>82491
Or a smackhead.
>> No. 82493 Anonymous
15th May 2017
Monday 8:51 pm
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>>82492

... IE, the happiest person in the world.
>> No. 82494 Anonymous
15th May 2017
Monday 11:18 pm
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>>82493
Until tomorrow.
>> No. 82495 Anonymous
16th May 2017
Tuesday 9:23 am
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>>82494

But you do enough heroin and you never even have to worry about that.
>> No. 82496 Anonymous
16th May 2017
Tuesday 10:29 am
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>>82495
Have seen Trainspotting, can confirm.

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>> No. 82167 Anonymous
21st April 2017
Friday 5:13 pm
82167 French election 2017
This woman is going to be the next President of France and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 82321 Anonymous
7th May 2017
Sunday 7:35 pm
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>>82320
How so?
>> No. 82324 Anonymous
8th May 2017
Monday 12:05 am
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>>82321
He's one of those afeared of Muslamic ray guns.
>> No. 82325 Anonymous
8th May 2017
Monday 1:01 am
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>>82167
i'm so sorry
>> No. 82326 Anonymous
8th May 2017
Monday 1:01 am
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>>82167
i'm so sorry
>> No. 82328 Anonymous
8th May 2017
Monday 7:59 am
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>>82325>>82326


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYOZ3IzRaf4

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>> No. 82250 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 12:43 pm
82250 No thread for today's locals?
I know NGAF about the locals, and doubly so for the fucking mayor of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and associated fenland inbred swampdwelllers.
But, having walked my spoiled postal vote in, I feel like shitting up /pol/ with my apathy.
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>> No. 82278 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 4:08 pm
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>>82277
>but thanks for your carefully crafted argument
You're ​welcome. Next time you want one, just ask by not spouting drivel and you'll probably get one.
>> No. 82279 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 6:14 pm
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>>82276
>>82278
Not him and I have no idea what your problem is. Have you been for your walk today?
>> No. 82280 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 9:43 pm
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>>82273
Very good, anon.
>> No. 82281 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 9:57 pm
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The value of your vote depends very much on the marginality of your seat. One vote in Swansea West is worth the same as 223 votes in Knowsley.

http://www.voterpower.org.uk/
>> No. 82287 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 10:21 pm
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>>82281
That entirely depends on how you value a vote. If you assume that the only thing that matters is the majority, then votes in some places make more difference than others. But this approach ignores the substantial data operations that parties are now running. The Conservatives aren't putting out policies friendly to old white people because they're the party of old white people. They're doing it because they vote and vote reliably. By at least putting a ballot paper in the box, regardless of whether or not you cast a valid vote or drew a massive cock, there's a record that you voted, and the parties know that someone like you voted. It sends a signal that your vote is on the market for anyone that cares to woo you.

In 2010, the under-30s outnumbered the over-65s by around a million, but the latter outvoted the former by over three million. Of the eligible under-30s, around two-thirds were registered to vote, and half of those turned out. Of the eligible over-65s, almost all were registered and around three-quarters of those turned out. Theresa May is appealing to old people, who vote in large numbers, and Kippers, who are highly motivated. Jeremy Corbyn is most popular with the young, who by and large don't vote. Which of those strategies is likely to pay off?

In short, if you think you're getting a bad deal, and you don't vote, then the two are probably related.

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>> No. 82247 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 1:18 am
82247 German Federal Election 2017
This man is going to be the next German Chancellor and it's going to be fucking awesome.
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>> No. 82248 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 1:43 am
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>it's going to be fucking awesome.

Kill yourself. He's a dumb, racist, joke, as are you by association.
>> No. 82249 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 12:43 pm
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>>82248
>He's a dumb, racist, joke

I.e. German.
>> No. 82257 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 7:33 pm
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>>82248
So?
>> No. 82258 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 7:38 pm
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>>82248

I forgot I'd posted that; you owe me royalties.

Telling people to kill themselves really isn't on.
>> No. 82264 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:29 pm
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>>82258
That poor lizard is about die because of his hiccups.

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>> No. 81994 Anonymous
5th April 2017
Wednesday 9:33 am
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Did Livingstone say anything wrong?
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>> No. 82090 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 1:21 am
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>>81994

leftoid twatmonkeys eating themselves alive

that is about it
>> No. 82100 Anonymous
17th April 2017
Monday 10:40 am
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>>82090
You have to let go of the hate.
>> No. 82109 Anonymous
18th April 2017
Tuesday 2:34 pm
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>>81994
The truth is rassssssssssisssssssssssssssssssss now. It doesn't matter if he states simple facts. All must submit to the demands of the Party and their narrative of ever shifting reality and history, written to suit their current plans. Reality is ignored. Study of reality instead of the model they construct to replace it is forbidden. Facts must be buried. Dangerous commies are good at burying stuff, often millions of the dead they murdered, but also facts.
>> No. 82110 Anonymous
18th April 2017
Tuesday 2:41 pm
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>>82109
>It doesn't matter if he states simple facts
Which incident are you referring to? Clearly not the Hitler thing since those were only facts in the alternative sense.
>> No. 82231 Anonymous
27th April 2017
Thursday 9:30 pm
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>>82013
>Ann Frankly
Good one, anon.

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