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Russian Gov. cancels election based on "misfiled paperwork" after Putin-backed incumbent fails

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by Detective, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    Two things I really wanted to say about this article:

    1. Will the Republicans eventually adapt to this level of shenanigans? They keep lowering the bar, so nothing is out of the question.
    2. Holy shit at the Putin picture featured. lol

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  2. Nemesis The Sith Lord

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    Few days later sudden outbreak of misterious illness in the region.
     
  3. Chelydra Devour them all.

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    In other news the sun rose rose in the east today.
     
  4. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    THIS ELECTION IS FORFEIT! WE FOUND EVIDENCE OF VALID BALLOTS CAST

    Sorry Candidate Mario, but your democracy is in another country's castle!
     
  5. RemChu † Interlinked †

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    Wow he's not a thug huh, fair elections and all!

    @yuLeopard
     
  6. Orochibuto Well-Known Member

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    No, democracy is the bedrock of US identity. The worse I can see Republicans doing is through a right wing SCOTUS passing and enforcing voter ID laws that make it very hard for minorities to vote and abusing the shit out of gerrymandering.

    Flatout cancelling elections because their guy didnt wont? No, not without a civil war.
     
  7. Mider T Oh Christmas T!

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    Color me surprised.

    And then color me yellow again, I don't want the supermarket to think I'm spoiled and throw me away.
     
  8. Island In the Sun Moderator

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    >putin
    >being a despot

    This is the least surprising thing anyone could have told me.

    Lmao, between this and the Islam thread thing, you're on a roll today.
     
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    Bad things happen to Russians who drink tea. Stop right now.
     
  10. San Juan Wolf They're even better when you're dead

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    I mean this is bullshit, I just hope someone working for a less heinous organisation and idealising a less heinous man would be in this position.

    Because Lenin was not a good person.
     
  11. mr_shadow Minister of State Security Moderator

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    If it's any consolation, United Russia is likely to collapse once Putin (66) dies, because it's only a rubberstamp party created to pass the President's bills through the Duma.

    It has no ideology beyond "agree with Putin" and therefore no justification for existence without him.
     
  12. Yami Munesanzun I am now having ALL teh segzy.

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    Nah man, you're smelling rather ripe.

    I think I'll choose the glossier next bunch.
     
  13. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    I think you greatly underestimate how fucked up the Republicans are. They are alreading doing shit like this, by alternate means in places like Georgia and North Carolina. In North Dakota, people who have Tribal American Indian identification are not being allowed to vote. If the Republicans are already heavily pushing voter supression, invalidation of results isn't that far of a stretch.

    And Trump himself said he wouldn't have recognized a Hillary victory.
     
  14. Detective ★★★★★★★

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    Putin isn't going anywhere, especially because the Oligarchs who back him will essentially just continue to do so for a long time. Once their money is stopped, then Russian has a chance. That's why the whole Magnitsky law has them so terrified, and why Putin is pushing back so hard to remove sanctions through manipulation of the US.
     
  15. Undertaker elect the dead

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    "Once their money is stopped" means "Russian export is fucked" then Russians are fucked. I would prefer not to go through 90-s again but we know how Russia is "bear and the ball.png".
     
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    I didn't expect this but apparently male life expectancy in Russia is...65 years! (WHO). No wonder people react when told the retirement age will be set to 65. It would be akin to setting the US retirement age at 77 for males!
     
  17. mr_shadow Minister of State Security Moderator

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    Russia is a female surplus country, because I guess all the guys drink themselves to death or get stabbed in bar fights.

    Unfortunately Undertaker has pointed out that the surplus women are not in the "hot" demographic 20-30.

    Rather than be perpetual virgins it seems most Russian women do get married at first, but then their husbands die much, much sooner than themselves.
     
  18. Dragon D. Luffy of the Stars

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    They couldn't do it now, but I could see it getting there after a decade or two of Republicans in power. All democracies can deteriorate if you raise a generation of stupid people and weaken the institutions over time.
     
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    I don't know the full story so I can't really go in on this.

    Absolutely! He's a smart guy in a smart suit and I dont know much about the full context of the situation. Do I trust the Americans who are politically charged against a Russian alpha male existing?... Or do I trust the Russians who could be truly corrupt or purely innocent.

    I would need both sides to make a definitive choice. I prefer to think for myself than blindly go with media or the mob.

    Yes that's why we are a democratic - republic! So that it isn't mob rule and it's very easy to direct a mob somewhere.
     
  20. Mider T Oh Christmas T!

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    No point of having this country anymore. Just get rid of it.

     
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