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For those who think the majority of voters see Hillary as the "lesser evil".
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"He has the qualities that many leaders don't have - moral integrity, magnanimity and the qualities of being human. "

Tell that to his drone strike victims. Or to Chelsea Manning. Or to the people who got their privacy violated by the illegal/unconstitutional NSA wire tapping.
Are folks in Europe this disconnected from the real world?
Some Europeans are as obsessed with this "benevolent leader" construct as some Muslims are with Muhammad.

"All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible."
--FRANK HERBERT
 
Obama will be deeply missed, if not overall in America, certainly in the international community. I'm sure that world leaders - Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin - harbour respect for him, even though they take a tough stance toward Washington. He has the qualities that many leaders don't have - moral integrity, magnanimity and the qualities of being human.
That he "wasn’t able to heal the racial and political divisions despite his efforts and his leadership," was not entirely his fault. There are many within the establishment, who seem to have made obstructionism as their purpose of life. That he "has expressed his regret and disappointment about that failure" shows his statesmanlike characteristic. He will go down in history as a "transformative" president. It takes time to realise the good things he have done at home and abroad, and that "change comes slowly and is often recognizable only in retrospect."
He took a long view in his convention speech, stressing Americans’ common bonds, consistent with the spirit that drove his historic presidency.
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Best critique of the Batman vs. Superman film yet. Amazing how well the author articulates the criticism that I knew in my heart to be true, but would have never been able to verbalize.
The core issue with DC is not lack of humor, or the dark setting, as the Dark Knight trilogy proved. It is something much more fundamental.
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Say what you will about James Cameron, but he knows how to do action films.
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“These are your duties towards your neighbor: Protect his interests when he is absent; show him respect when he is present; help him when he is inflicted with any injustice. Do not remain on the look-out to detect his faults; and if, by any chance, you happen to know any undesirable thing about him, hide it from others; and, at the same time, try to desist him from improper habits, if there is any chance that he will listen to you. Never leave him alone at any calamity. Forgive him, if he has done any wrong. In short, live with him a noble life, based on the highest Islamic ethical code.”
--Ali ibn al-Husayn (658-713)
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I don't really see why we have any obligation to cover up the misdeeds of our neighbors. If people cannot trust what we say about our neighbors, then what can they trust us about?
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Basic income will drive prices up, will drive stocks up, and the value of the basic income will be the new poverty line. The income gap will just become that much wider.

The highway to hell is paved with good intentions.
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40 billion dollars lost, whatever that is in real money (metals).
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The fact that the KC-390 has twin engines vs the 4 engines on the C-130, and that unlike the Hercules, it share many common parts with standard commercial aircraft, means that it is much cheaper to operate and maintain.
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Victim was arrested for failing to pay child support.
Darius Robinson was locked up in an Oklahoma jail when officers pepper sprayed him and crushed his windpipe in what was ruled as a homicide.
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Well they aren't going to get any money from him now.
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Kids, if you are doing a \m/ hand sign in a punk rock or indie rock concert, you are fucking clueless.
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You can thank Jack Black for that
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En Cuba y en Nicaragua.
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Geek, humanist, libertarian, metal head, agnostic, traveler.

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