US Politics


#997

Earlier this year, Firetorch said that Russian trolls had no impact on the US election. Is he willing to say the same thing now?


#998

Does firetorch still exist? Haven’t seen him in ages


#999

Torchy has come and gone for years.


#1000

Isn’t Twitter the preferred home for flaming activity anyway?


#1001

I do hope that the FCC doesn’t repeal net neutrality. I don’t want people to have to pay for certain websites and have other websites in the “slow lane”.


#1002

Interesting (for some) piece about how “For late-night hosts, being sharply critical of President Trump is a winning strategy.”

Stephen Colbert, who has made Mr. Trump a nightly target, assumed the top position in the ratings race in February and has only increased his lead since then.


#1003

If the stories going around on Twitter are true, another big network name will go soon over his antics on a show early last decade.


#1004

Keep in mind, this doesn’t affect Australians. It only affects ISPs in the United States.

Australia has never had net neutrality - hence those ‘unmetered’ sites hosted by ISPs and offers from ISPs and mobile operators for unmetered streaming of Netflix, ABC iView and Youtube.


#1005

Still, I know people in the USA and I want them to have net neutrality.


#1006

Unless Trump meant contact the Great Moscow Circus, Trump is gone. :smiley:

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/936628560374071296


#1007

This should have been installed in the ghost train. Disney are seemingly not trying to grease Trump’s ego with a figure like this.


#1008

Apparently it was a tip off from Alexander Downer which helped trigger the US probe into hacking against the Clinton campaign :slight_smile: Who says we don’t punch above our weight?

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2017/12/31/downer-sparked-russiagate-probe/


#1009

Incredible.


#1010

If you compare Donald Trump’s media appearances from the 1980s to his current ones, it’s quite clear that he has lost a great deal of his cognitive abilities since then.


#1011

#1012

Clearly a slip of the tongue but seriously… the most critical sentence in his whole speech and he balls it up. The stable genius.

Here’s the full video

YouTube: Michael McIntee


#1013

Latest Chuck Lorre Productions vanity card from Young Sheldon :grinning:


#1014

Trump effectively threatening countries who receive aid from the USA that they had better vote that the USA, Canada and Mexico get the 2026 soccer world cup, or else.


#1015

What the fuck. The President of the United States bullying other countries for aid money in exchange for a few soccer matches?

What…


#1016

I’m sure well known ethical organisation FIFA will stomp this out.