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Yeah, this has to be a bit disheartening for Russian fans. I don’t even know, are residents allowed to leave the country at this point?
There were no restrictions on our part.
The whole problem is in flights. They are possible with transfers through "friendly countries", it is very expensive. And of course many countries do not give visas.
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But regulation *is* effective. Do the gun people not realise how high gun deaths are in America compared to say, Europe where gun ownership/availablility is less common?


Well...we tell them. The news tells them. The info is there. They just shout it down as if it is an imaginary talking point, and then circle back with a misunderstanding of words as they are written. And American news media is ridiculously polarized, with a great deal of people believing the  propaganda machine that fuels the ant-science/anti-data nationalistic hate in which they find pride and identity. It's not even 'news', but we have laws that don't hold news agencies to journalistic integrity. What's worse is there is also a hypocritical association to Christianity surrounding it all, not unlike the horrors of the Crusades. Many call themselves pro-life on religious basis, but they couldn't be further from it: they will deny women healthcare regardless of scenario, deny childcare and parental assistance once young women are forced to have babies, deny socialized healthcare despite its global success, deny critical race theory that will educate people on their differences and disadvantages, deny assistance programs for the underprivileged, deny any regulation that will slow the climate crisis, and of course, deny any conversation of even minor compromise on gun control despite children being slaughtered. And they do this while celebrating unregulated guns, worship of the rich, and general denial of facts, empathy, or reality in the name of their religion. It is sickening, and they truly believe this is the greatest nation on Earth, and solely because of people like them. Of course, they're not the majority, but they're the loudest, and year after year their politicians are limiting voting rights and stacking courts while the other side does nothing, ensuring it will continue to get worse.

And one more thing. Some of these people would welcome a police state, as long as the police know that they're the "white good guys". Our police are surprisingly militarized and generally overfunded, but when they are needed, they are often on the wrong side of history. Be it killing black men begging for their lives in front of cameras or standing around outside an active shooting, terrified of the gunman as children were bleeding out, fighting parents instead of saving kids, these 'blue lives matter 'police forces seem to have the unquestioned support of the bootlickers. And it goes both ways when shit goes down.

I implore all of you to research how the police mishandled this school shooting. Be warned: it is horrific. I cried multiple times at my job as more and more information was released. They messed up so many things and were responsible for deaths, not saving lives. But rest assured, they were well armed and well funded with the support of the local municipalities.

So yeah, we in America talk about gun regulation, recurring massacres, and common sense policy frequently and loudly. But the money is with the NRA and Congress, as is the misinformation machine, and they are all more powerful than our stupid little facts and lives.

But don't ya know, we're the greatest goddmaned country on the planet you stupid foreigners! (For my friends who speak English as a second language, that was sarcasm. It is probably obvious, but if not, I LOVE the global community and wish my countrymen understood thay have a lot to learn.)
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What a fucking tons of shit is described on this page.
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Well...we tell them. The news tells them. The info is there. They just shout it down as if it is an imaginary talking point, and then circle back with a misunderstanding of words as they are written. And American news media is ridiculously polarized…

Thank you satur8 for taking the time to say what you did. The horrific tragedy in Texas still haunts and outrages me. Every new detail that emerges rips the bandaid off the hemorrhaging wound.  With everything else going on, the world feels like it’s been upside down lately. There was a mass shooting at a church that I lived 2 miles down the road from for several years, right after their Buffalo shooting. And there was another shooting today in Tulsa. I wish I knew what will finally bring common sense change and regulation. 
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There are some real issues here in America. Guns seem to be great for our kids and society. And don't even get me started on single payer healthcare and mental healthcare. But today, specifically women's healthcare and subsequent social nets are focal issues as we force them to reproduce. It's all driven by forcing extreme religion into political rights, and yet we HATE when the middle east does that.

This is all because that last imbecile stacked the courts...and the opposition rolled over and let him.

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/roe-wade-abortion-supreme-court-ruling/index.html
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To be honest, that was far from surprising. In those senate hearings, I can't remember anyone being absolutely clear on their standing towards Row v. Wade. They all beat around the bush and used vague language to veil their true attitudes.

And btw, it's not just big orange Tumble who's responsible for this situation. First and foremost the blame has to go to Moscow Mitch who changed his attitude towards SC nominations anytime it served his political needs. One time you can't nominate successors during an Election year, another time, when it's your turn, all of that is forgotten.
The GOP has lost it's effing mind.

And today, in New York, the state SC turned over its 100 year old precedent restricting carrying guns openly.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/us/state-gun-laws-permits.html

The USA is on a severe retrogressive course.
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I was waiting for this to happen ever since Obama's presidency.
When republicans managed to stall his choice for supreme court, it was obvious how things will roll.
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The United States has some backward-ass logic going on.

Framing the abortion discussion as a "moral issue" without expanding on the analysis that what is really being discussed is applying religious morals to this issue is, to say the least, absolutely disingenuous.

What I read in the supreme court decision is a carefully-crafted sidestep. Somehow, this entire issue is framed from a religious/moral perspective without actually discussing the foundational basis for it.

No joke: The rationale for the 2nd Amendment is to allow people to have, at all times, the opportunity to rise up against the government and take it by force if necessary. See: Militia.

But somehow we're supposed to accept imposition of religious will in a state legislature if they so choose.


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Among comparable wealthy countries, the U.S. has
the highest infant mortality rate (https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/reports/2019-annual-report/international-comparison)
the highest maternal mortality rate (https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2020/nov/maternal-mortality-maternity-care-us-compared-10-countries)
the highest child poverty rate. (https://confrontingpoverty.org/poverty-facts-and-myths/americas-poor-are-worse-off-than-elsewhere/)

The so-called "Pro-Life" GOP has been central in causing and aggrevating all of these issues, with working against accessable healthcare and adequate social security every step of the way. With their stance on abortion, this means: We'll force you to carry to term, from then on fuck you, you're on your own. It's forced birth, not pro-life.

The politicians of the GOP are not dumb. Just as with gun control, they know people will suffer and die from their actions. They just don't care. They don't give a single shit about anybody's life.
What they do care about, however, is staying in power, and their idea of power is white, fundamental Christian/Evangelical and patriarchal. In their worldview, a womens right to choose is simply a threat to their power.


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No joke: The rationale for the 2nd Amendment is to allow people to have, at all times, the opportunity to rise up against the government and take it by force if necessary. See: Militia.

https://twitter.com/fleetstreetfox/status/1540447284906835969

The politicians of the GOP are not dumb... In their worldview, a womens right to choose is simply a threat to their power.
Mm, interesting point.


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Oh god, I've just seen this.

https://twitter.com/jkbibliophile/status/1540345161955385345

https://twitter.com/peterra40855142/status/1540360525816668163

https://twitter.com/gautham_t/status/1540430542310612998
« Last Edit: Jun 24, 2022, 22:20 by Wolkenkrabber »  
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« Last Edit: Jun 27, 2022, 15:24 by Wolkenkrabber »  
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