General News 1.0

A place to post general news from around the globe.

Should we have just let this category die off with the old forum? Perhaps, but it’s too late now. I’ll start us off.
-UK reaches trade deal with EU-

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I guess we should all be thankful. I guess it’ll take a while to see how much Brexit really hits us. I doubt much, if any good, is going to come from this rather than just staying in the EU.

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I have nothing to be thankful for. My ability to work and tour in the EU has been permanently quashed because of a bunch of nationalist xenophobic idiots who still think this pathetic Brexit thing is a good idea.

The full text has yet to be released but it will inevitably be worse than what we had before.

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Out of the frying pan…

Just keep shouting whenever he tries to talk.

OutFoxed!

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$740 billion for defense but they’re barely giving $600 to every American for a “stimulus”? Pretty fucking shameful.

EDIT: holy shit I just processed the words “740 BILLION DOLLARS”. How and where in the world do they get that money, and why in the world does this US need that much. My god.

It is, but he’s also doing this

“I’m asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2000 or $4000 per couple,”

I don’t know what he had in his Mcdonalds coffee that morning, but this is weirdly uncharacteristic of him. Trying to give the american people more money??

Granted, him trying to shut down this bill in the first place is still ridiculously scummy and on par with his usual attitude. 27 days remain.

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By taking from the hospitals, schools, social services (especially social services), infrastructure, public land and other very vital things the country needs to run and function.

Because it is the Price of Freedom not the Tab of Freedom. When they say “Freedom isn’t free” they have been literal the whole time.

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Some good news for a change from the UK.

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:cry: that’s terrible on any day.

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I mean Finland is the world’s happiest country.

Shit like this is why the government is only giving you guys six hundred dollars for surviving a plague.

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Scotty from Marketing doing what he does best.

According to Bolsonaro this project which will cut 94 miles of forest won’t harm the environment and will be sustainable. It will also bring jobs because every leader of Brazil has said that and they have been wrong every single time.

But you see even if it is made by Americans if the characters don’t speak American all the time and if you don’t speak American all the time then you are a foreign film and those aren’t important.

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It’s okay when the good guys do it:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-20/tesla-gets-go-ahead-to-resume-clearing-forest-for-german-factory

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while it’s certainly better than a no deal outcome, pretty much anything would’ve been.

the feeling here is kind of like we crawled out of a 4 year long car crash with only our legs broken, and everyone is just happy to be alive. what we should be doing is using our broken bones to beat the tar out of the driver for going full tilt off the cliff in the first place.