General News Thread 2.0


#4057

I got a 1.6 gigs update on PC, any idea what its about?


#4058


@YourGudBudNel


#4059

Thanks man! But a 1.6 gig update with a logo update and minor stuff :confused: meh


#4060

Trump has a lot to answer for. He has blood on his hands over this situation.


#4061

This probably (85%) could’ve been avoided had Trump not moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and just leaving it in Tel Aviv.


#4062

I am more angry for the border snipers than Trump.


#4063

Of course the Leftist controlled Globalist Media :vampire: is not gonna cover THIS black man :man:t6:getting bullied. We see who the real tolerant left is. :100:

Time to leave the democratic plantation. :man_farmer:t6::woman_farmer:t6:

Free Thinkers :brain::brain::brain:


#4064

I do understand that, but the border snipers are taking orders. That’s not to completely absolve them of any blame, but they are merely the triggermen. This is the kind of knife edge situation that you can only really understand by looking at the wider context of the regional “conflict” (ie the continued oppression of the Palestinian people by the Israeli Government) and how tensions can easily be inflamed by the actions of its allies.

The fact is that Trump, culturally insensitive as he is, decided to break with decades of US foreign policy by recognizing Jerusalem and moving the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv. He did this despite knowing how terrible an idea it would be. He didn’t care. 55 people were murdered by IDF soldiers, and thousands were injured. This happened at protests - Protests that were spurred on by Trump’s reckless, idiotic and thoughtless decision to move the embassy. Trump has blood on his hands. He’s one of the most powerful men in the world and he makes important decisions haphazardly and with little care for the consequences and fallout involved from those decisions.

Obviously there are others to blame for the wider issues of the “conflict” (I hate using that word to describe what is essentially an Army oppressing and killing downtrodden civilians) but these deaths and unrest simply would not have happened if Trump didn’t make the decision he did. This was the biggest single day of violence in Gaza since 2014, and Trump is responsible for it.


#4065

Is there a better source? Daily Wire is Ben Shapiro’s rag and I trust that guy about as far as I can throw him.


#4066

If everyone could just agree to some sort of compromise or solution for once in the Middle East maybe there’ll be less violence. I can only hope.

Edit: Also (and I hate using this argument), we must look at both the Arab and Jewish sides of the conflict. The Arab states in the Middle East and Africa have been trying to destroy the Jewish world for years, and many Arab politicians are openly Anti-Semitic. I’m not justifying any actions committed by Israel, and I’d definitely rather see peace, but history has shown that when two separate ethnic groups cannot coexist in the same area, nothing good happens.


#4067

Say no more
I got you Fam,


#4068

Thanks man, definitely more trustworthy.


#4069

Just asking, what news media do you guys trust?


#4070

Identity politics. MAGA is just another cult.


#4071

Depends, I usually dont trust news that dont share their sources. I am generally optimistic regarding german public service broadcasters but ignore conclusions they make and try to do that myself.

It also depends on the topic. For some things you need experts, ideally when they have their own sites.


#4072

I get my news from a myriad of different places because I think as consumers of news, the most responsible thing we can do is critically analyse reporting. It is more important than ever to do that in the era of “fake news”. I generally start with BBC (which does a perfectly decent job of presenting basic facts on developing stories) before I go deeper into reading more editorialized sources. The Intercept and The Guardian do a lot of brave investigative reporting on a wide variety of topics. They also both leak a lot of classified shit, and I fully support and respect that.


#4073

“May I suggest the Daily Mail? It’ll broaden your mind.”


#4074

Would suggest everyone watch this:


#4075

Oh dear


#4076

Apparently Kim had earlier suggested he had no problem with Joint Military Exercises continuing between ROK and US.

But I guess he cannot also appear like a wimp.

At any rate… the concessions for Kim have begun:

Maybe this threat to cancel is just one more big play before the main event?