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ismvil
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1868 posts since 16/9/11

18 May 2020 21:51
https://thecorrespondent.com/466/the-neoliberal-era-is-ending-what-comes-next/61655148676-a00ee89a
fudge.dredd
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1689 posts since 15/12/12

posted 18 May 2020 23:44, edited 18 May 2020 23:44
^ Nah. The future doesn’t belong to the ‘left’ or ‘right’.

The future belongs to the warriors. A spiritual battle is being fought. And that warrior spirit is in the working classes. In Europe and further out.
joeyjojo
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4626 posts since 24/8/06

27 Jul 2020 08:28
I dunno why I burst out laughing thinking Priti Patel had to address ‘Wiley’
Fläsket
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3917 posts since 14/8/04

posted 26 Sep 2020 02:12, edited 26 Sep 2020 02:12
Received my ballot in the mail, but I'm not sure who to go for.
While I do believe Kanye would make a fine president under normal circumstances, I'm just not sure his recent experiences lend themselves well to standing up firm against China and Russia and getting the pandemic under control Puzzled
Was wondering if that Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente is ASAP Rocky's new handle.. if so I'll probably just go for him.
TCB
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4793 posts since 5/7/11

1 Oct 2020 10:13
Fuck these Free World bitches

Richgee
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130 posts since 26/4/15

10 Oct 2020 04:12
fudge.dredd wrote: The future belongs to the warriors.

yeah sure, keyboard
TCB
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4793 posts since 5/7/11

3 Nov 2020 09:37
Big day for the US. Predictions? Has to be Biden surely.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

3 Nov 2020 10:37
No clue. Clown world.
toocan
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879 posts since 7/11/07

3 Nov 2020 10:45
Nate Silvers has it 10% Trump 90% Biden… 100% civil unrest imo in either result
cb3012
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32 posts since 14/7/14

3 Nov 2020 10:45
Saw a headline that said "For Trump to win, the polls would have to be even more wrong than last time"

Which feels like tempting fate somewhat
sydneyking
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5051 posts since 26/9/09

3 Nov 2020 10:50
I think it also said that the polls would need to be more wrong than they’ve ever been in their history for Trump to win
TCB
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4793 posts since 5/7/11

3 Nov 2020 10:53
toocan wrote: Nate Silvers has it 10% Trump 90% Biden… 100% civil unrest imo in either result

It's going to go fucking mental over there.
ismvil
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1868 posts since 16/9/11

3 Nov 2020 11:01
Get your popcorn ready
MrW
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3022 posts since 1/8/11

3 Nov 2020 11:10
Trump won't say it's anything other than a win regardless of what the votes say.

He's already primed his base for chaos by telling them the only way he'll lose is if the election's rigged. He's then got until Jan 20th to obfuscate, confuse, contest, appeal and generally do anything to keep in power.

Going to be mayhem over there for the next few months at least.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

3 Nov 2020 11:30
MrW wrote: Trump won't say it's anything other than a win regardless of what the votes say.

He's already primed his base for chaos by telling them the only way he'll lose is if the election's rigged. He's then got until Jan 20th to obfuscate, confuse, contest, appeal and generally do anything to keep in power.

Going to be mayhem over there for the next few months at least.

I don't buy that.
wembly
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572 posts since 15/1/13

3 Nov 2020 12:03
I think somehow he will still get a 2nd election Roll Eyes
TCB
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4793 posts since 5/7/11

3 Nov 2020 12:11
What don't you buy? Unless Trump loses by a landslide I think that's a pretty fair assumption.
toocan
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879 posts since 7/11/07

3 Nov 2020 12:48
Trump knows most Dem votes will be mail-in votes and most poll/in-person votes with be Republican.

The thinking is he will declare himself winner 10pm -ish whilst the mail-in votes are being tallied and thus amplify his mail-in fraud narrative and attempt to delegitimise the actual result as he and most likely Fox will have called it.
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

3 Nov 2020 13:48
MrW wrote: Trump won't say it's anything other than a win regardless of what the votes say.

He's already primed his base for chaos by telling them the only way he'll lose is if the election's rigged. He's then got until Jan 20th to obfuscate, confuse, contest, appeal and generally do anything to keep in power.

Going to be mayhem over there for the next few months at least.
if trump wins, dems definitely wont kick up a fuss at all, just like they havent for the last 4 years
morning mist
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3508 posts since 29/5/05

3 Nov 2020 13:54
kinda hope trump wins so dems implode and progressives can make moves