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116879 No. 116879 ID: dbcd33 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
And Create Federal Ranked-Choice Voting.

>If you want good job security, get elected to Congress. In 2016, the U.S. House had a 97 percent re-election rate, despite the latest Gallup poll placing the House’s approval rating at 21 percent.

>A big part of the reason why is the way we elect our representatives. The U.S. uses a winner-take-all, single-member district system. Those districts are often drawn in a way to privilege one party over another — which is called gerrymandering. So if you’re a Democrat living in a district drawn to include a huge number of Republican voters, your vote is purposely drowned out (and vice versa).


>Virginia Democratic Rep. Don Beyer authored and introduced the Fair Representation Act, which would enact a series of reforms designed to make our elections more competitive and open them up to more parties. Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland have co-sponsored the legislation.

>The bill would do three things: require all congressional districts to be drawn by independent redistricting commissions, establish multi-member districts, and have all districts use what’s known as ranked-choice voting (RCV).


>“The reform of Congress is one of the biggest priorities to empower citizens,” he said. “This would help with minority representation and more women because many times communities in a small population are shut out and multi-candidate districts would allow them to have proportional voice.”
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>> No. 116897 ID: aadd02
Probably the way it "ensures" impartiality in any other scenario: hire various partisans all working at cross purposes and hope that their begrudging compromises kinda sorta look like fairness.
>> No. 116903 ID: 5c87e8
easy problem for a computer, cheaper than paying big salaries to party members to sit on a commission too

there is an outcry from the losing side about unfairness after every election and there probably always will be
>> No. 116912 ID: aadd02
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>there is an outcry from the losing side about unfairness after every election and there probably always will be

Yet at the same time, there's no excuse for this bullshit. I mean, just look at it.
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>The 2nd was the only ward redrawn in 2011 that contains not one block from its previous incarnation.

The current house bill, sadly, will not effect state and local districts.

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116840 No. 116840 ID: 22c903 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>CNN is not publishing "HanA**holeSolo's" name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

>CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
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>> No. 116853 ID: 22c903
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>Jon Stewart

who? Oh! you mean Jon Leibowitz?
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i trolled a guy on reddit today
feels pretty good
>> No. 116875 ID: 22c903
welcome to the club, now git out

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116834 No. 116834 ID: 958a96 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>A man has been charged with plotting to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron on Bastille Day during US President Donald Trump's visit to France, a spokeswoman for the Paris Prosecutor's office said Monday.

>Spokeswoman Agnès Thibault-Lecuivre told CNN a 23-year-old suspect had been arrested.

>Investigators said the man planned to attack Macron on July 14, during an parade on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, where President Trump is set to be a guest of honor, according to public service radio broadcaster, France Info.

>The suspect was arrested on Wednesday in the north-west Paris suburb of Argenteuil by anti-terror services, and was charged with "individual terrorist activity" on Saturday.

>A self described far right nationalist, the man told police he wanted to make a political statement by killing Macron, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported.

>He also said he wanted to attack, "blacks, Arabs, Jews and homosexuals," according to police documents seen by BFMTV.

>Security forces were alerted by users of a video game site, after the suspect posted about allegedly wanting to buy a Kalashnikov-type weapon to commit an attack, BFMTV said.

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Clearly it was a lone Marine battling behind enemy lines to take down the leader of the enemy.
>> No. 116837 ID: d4c8ee
>Security forces were alerted by users of a video game site, after the suspect posted about allegedly wanting to buy a Kalashnikov-type weapon to commit an attack,

The OAS ain't what it used to be.

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116831 No. 116831 ID: b4bf16 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
moar like assburger
A self-described "patriot" who went to Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday following rumors that members of an alt-left group would be there to desecrate Confederal memorials, shot himself in the leg with his own revolver.

Authorities say Benjamin Hornberger of Shippensburg, Pa., accidentally triggered his revolver which was inside a leg holster.

U.S. Park Police quickly responded and applied a tourniquet. According to EMS personnel, the tourniquet was "likely a lifesaving measure."

Hornberger, 23, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be OK, Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for Gettysburg National Military Park confirmed to Fox News.

Dozens of self-described "patriots" came to the national park after rumors that Antifa, an anti-fascist group, would be there.

Antifa has strongly pushed back on claims they encouraged members to crash events at Gettysburg.
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for fucks sake

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116815 No. 116815 ID: b52e8c hide watch quickreply [Reply]
In the video, the Arkansas Capitol dome can be seen lit against the night sky as the Dodge Dart accelerates to 10, then 20 mph.

“Oh my goodness,” a man says as he flicks on the car’s lights. “Freedom!”

The vehicle speeds up the hill, and the last thing that comes into view before a crash is a large, newly installed monument.

Authorities say the man in the video is Michael Tate Reed, an alleged serial destroyer of Ten Commandments monuments.

He was arrested by state capitol police officers at the scene early Wednesday, according to Chris Powell, a spokesman for the Arkansas secretary of state. Reed is charged with criminal trespass, first-degree criminal mischief and defacing objects of public interest.

That object of public interest was a three-ton granite monument that had been installed less than 24 hours before its violent, pre-dawn demise on the southwest lawn of the state capitol in Little Rock.

Crews had cleaned up the crash site by late Wednesday morning and taken the broken pieces to storage, Powell said, but it was unclear whether the controversial monument would be reinstalled.

Reed could not be reached for comment. Powell told The Washington Post he wasn’t sure whether Reed had been released from jail.
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>> No. 116817 ID: 958a96
This could have been avoided with universal healthcare.
>Michael Tate Reed II stated in a letter that his psychotic breaks led to getting inspiration from a Dracula movie, thinking Michael Jackson’s spirit was in meat, believing he was the incarnation of an occult leader and attempting to contact Lucifer’s high priestess he called Gwyneth Paltrow.

>Within weeks of being home, Reed drove to Kentucky to outrun a storm he thought was evil and following him. He took pills while there and started hallucinating on the drive back.

>“The voice had told me if I didn’t stop the cars, people would die. The voice told me the cars were all carrying meat that was infected with the spirit of Michael Jackson and it was a killer virus,” he wrote.

>Reed was to have a monthly shot for his antipsychotic treatment, but it was $900 after insurance benefits were applied. He was able to get two shots but then could no longer pay.
>> No. 116818 ID: 649f2c
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back in virginia where i grew up one of the courthouse bosses insisted on having a christmas tree, so they said anyone of any religion could put whatever they wanted on the courthouse lawn so one guy made a big flying spaghetti monster nativity scene and thats been on the courthouse lawn next to the menorah, anatomically correct statue of goat-satan, nude mother nature (with nice tits), totem pole, etc. every year since.
make me wonder about having rule 34 et al chiseled into stone and placed at the state capitol building. i have a 2nd cousin who married into a family with a tombstone business, he could be the guy.

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114578 No. 114578 ID: 454a4b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
As you no doubt will have heard, IMCO and the EU commission are trying to reform the firearms regulations within the EU. This change has been spearheaded by the british. Who will be brexiting, but still want to ruin everything for the rest of us while they still can.

The IMCO & EU commission have now reached a draft text which they believe will be able to pass the EU parliament. The proposal will be presented to parliament in March 2017.

The proposed changes to the current laws can be found here: https://www.docdroid.net/JCvID2y/directive-91-477-compromis-16122016.docx.html

Some of the things that our american friends will find revolting are extensive central registration (for up to decades after destruction of a firearm), medical & psychological tests, suitability checks at least every 5 years,...

It's interesting to note that some member states are already looking for work arounds. Most notably the Czech, who are planning to declare that all citizens are necessary for security of state and therefor excempt of the proposed EU rules. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out.

Below I'll go over some of the stuff that would change for me as a Belgian:
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>> No. 115980 ID: 206ed5
>Well, what solution do you propose then?

We'll just throw you of a helicopter.
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>> No. 115982 ID: 9377c6
One of our incompetent politicians is praising that they have banned machine guns that day......
Pretty sure 50% didn´t know what they are signing up for. They must have just read "VERBOTEN" and thought "Yes"
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Constitutional Amendment Specifying a Right to Keep and Bear Arms Passes Czech Chamber of Deputies, Moves to Senate
Translation: https://www.reddit.com/r/Firearms/comments/6jzqqx/czech_mps_approved_constitutional_right_to/dji6mal/

>Citizens of the Czech Republic will have the right to acquire, possess and carry firearms by a constitutional law. The change will give the owners of legally-held weapons the possibility to intervene if necessary to ensure the security of the Czech Republic. There were 139 deputies for the constitutional law, 120 were required. Only 9 deputies were against it. The law still has to be approved by the Senate.
>"Show me a single terrorist act in Europe that would have been committed by a legally-held weapon. We do not want to disarm citizens at a time when security in Europe is worsening, "Interior Minister Milan Chovanec was advocating the draft constitutional act in the Chamber of Deputies.
>"Citizens of the Czech Republic have the right to acquire, possess and carry arms and ammunition in order to fulfill the tasks set in subsection 2. This right may be limited by law and law may set further conditions for its exercise in case that it is necessary for protection of rights and freedoms of others, of public order and safety, lives and health or in order to prevent criminality." the draft law MEPs approved.
>"We expect it to increase the security of the citizens of the Czech Republic. We will be able to stand against the absurd European directive, even if the law does not solve everything on its own," Váňa also said. Minister Chovanec is preparing a lawsuit against the directive for the European Court, which has gained support from the government.

Their amendment specifically allows infringements, which seems like a bad move.

Would be interesting to see how the EU would react to a member nation flat out ignoring their directive. What enforcement mechanism do they even have?
>> No. 116811 ID: bf333d
>Would be interesting to see how the EU would react to a member nation flat out ignoring their directive. What enforcement mechanism do they even have?

The enforcement mechanism is fines & sanctions. But the EU's founding charter states that the EU cannot intervene in matters of national security.
This is why the Czechs added the "to ensure the security of the Czech Republic" clause to their law. It basically means the EU can do fuckall.

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Updated | Anonymous, the global hacking collective, believes that alien life exists—and that NASA is about to confirm it.

The shadowy group made the claim in a 12-and-a-half-minute video published on an unofficial YouTube channel on Tuesday.

The video centers around recent findings by the American space organization, including the discovery of 219 new planet candidates—10 of which present similar conditions to Earth—by NASA’s Kepler space telescope team in June, as well as comments made by a senior NASA official during a U.S. government hearing.
>> No. 116799 ID: 3e843b
Of course they have proof of alien life. His name is Pedro and he's the janitor.
>> No. 116801 ID: 334c17
I can't wait for a day some official will declare a war on alien life forms. I can even presume, it is going to happen in next two presidential terms.
>> No. 116802 ID: 5d32e7
Newsweek is, and always has been since its inception, a mouthpiece and puppet for the transnational capitalists.

Do aliens exist? Who knows? But the revelation that little green men exist and that you will be eaten/tortured/raped/mutilated if you do not accept help from a one world government (because of course no individual nation could possibly stand a chance in defense against this obviously 'superior' Race from space) has been seen as a plan to convince people to not hold onto their silly, antiquated ideas about nation-states in the face of mass panic.

I'm skeptical.

I see what you did there.
>> No. 116803 ID: e188a9
ah yes the internet hackers known as anonymous, a very reliable source for information.

>Do aliens exist? Who knows?

Science has shown that combining base chemicals will produce the needed materials for life to form. Life on other worlds isn't a question. Of course, there's literally no way it'll ever matter because of the vast distances involved. Any contact with aliens will be a prerecorded message from a race that long ago died out or whatever.

To quote Event Horizon: "This place is a toooooomb."

>But the revelation that little green men exist and that you will be eaten/tortured/raped/mutilated if you do not accept help from a one world government (because of course no individual nation could possibly stand a chance in defense against this obviously 'superior' Race from space) has been seen as a plan to convince people to not hold onto their silly, antiquated ideas about nation-states in the face of mass panic.

tell us more about how the international jew/american is out to get Russia, ivan.

>> No. 116805 ID: 2001f3
Honestly, if anybody's going to break that story...Anonymous is a decent bet. Without going full tinfoil, we've already seen some tantalizing information here and there, most notably in the files Gary McKinnon hacked (a reference to "non-terrestrial officers" hinting at a possible secret space program).

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116675 No. 116675 ID: aadd02 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I'm watching NBC's coverage. Predictably, they've tried to give the impression that the "assault weapon" was an automatic weapon.


Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives, was shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., when a gunman opened fire near a Y.M.C.A. on Wednesday morning, a congressional official said.

Representative Mo Brooks told CNN that “at least five” people were injured — including two law enforcement officers and a congressional aide — while members of a Republican congressional baseball team were practicing.

Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican of Texas, said in a statement that one of his aides was shot.

Officials described a scene of chaos and of players taking cover wherever they could on the field.

Rep. Mike Bishop from Michigan said the gunman was standing outside the fence line behind third base aiming for the field’s only exit.
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>> No. 116770 ID: bd9907
Fuck concealed carry reciprocity in DC. How about concealed carry everywhere in the United States?

Congress Pushes Bill to Let Lawmakers Carry Concealed Weapons Anywhere in U.S.
Bill to boost security for members after Alexandria shooting

>Congress is considering new legislation that would permit lawmakers to carry a concealed firearm wherever they perform official duties across the United States, according to a copy of the new bill that marks an unprecedented effort to help lawmakers confront a growing threat to their safety.

>Rep. Brian Babin (R., Texas) introduced the legislation on Tuesday, about a week after a radicalized shooter opposed to President Donald Trump and Republicans shot Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.), a congressional staffer, a lobbyist, and two Capitol police officers in Virginia.

>The legislation would enable certified members of Congress to carry a concealed weapon "in nearly every conceivable scenario," according to information released by Babin's office.

>The legislation would supersede any other state or federal concealed carry laws, meaning that lawmakers would still enjoy the privilege even if secondary laws state otherwise. This is particularly significant, as the District of Columbia has notoriously strict gun laws that have complicated similar efforts in the past.

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Let's see if gun-control hardliners have the strength of their conviction.
>> No. 116777 ID: 649f2c
legislation that gives members of government special rights to have weapons where mere citizens cannot is the very definition of gun control, you retarded internet stooge.

(Personal attack.)
>> No. 116780 ID: aadd02
I did not report this post. Also, nice trips.
>> No. 116784 ID: 49e1e2
>out of the park as usual
That pun got me deep.

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Typically when somebody makes a frivolous report like this or say, calling the park rangers because your feet hurt and you don't want to walk 5 miles to the parking lot, they bill you the cost of the response. I wonder how much it is for a NEST deployment?
>Authorities shut down a section of the Port of Charleston in South Carolina for about seven hours Wednesday night after a conspiracy theorist called in a false bomb threat.

>The Coast Guard responded to the port’s Wando terminal after they received two calls around 8 p.m. on Wednesday notifying them of a possible dirty bomb — an explosive containing radioactive material — on the container ship Maesrk Memphis, according to the New York Times.

>Authorities scanned four containers on the ship and cleared them, reopening the terminal around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday. The Coast Guard said the terminal was evacuated during the search.

>The tip calls were prompted by a YouTube video, Coast Guard spokesman, Lt. James B. Zorn told the Times. An account of one call appeared in a YouTube video on Wednesday, according to the newspaper. In the video, George Webb, a frequent peddler of far-right conspiracy theories, described having a conversation with the Coast Guard.

>“Well I just got off the phone with the Coast Guard in South Carolina, and they were very obviously, you know, hesitant to call out all the dogs and call out all the radiation meters and all that without knowing who our source is,” Webb said in the video.

>The U.S. Coast Guard said on Twitter early Thursday that the person who reported the threat has been detained and was being questioned by authorities, but did not name the suspect.

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton encouraged Mitt Romney to take a job as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, the former Republican presidential candidate said Friday.

Romney, speaking to a high-powered gathering of GOP officials, top donors and business leaders at a luxury Utah resort, said that when Trump briefly considered him late last year for Clinton’s former job, Romney called “virtually all the former secretaries of state” including Clinton.

“In each case, each of them said, ‘Please, please take that job if it’s offered to you,'” Romney said, drawing laughs from the crowd. “We would very much like to see you serve in that capacity.”
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