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Topic: What's Going on in the Americas? (Read 179884 times)

  • jax
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What's Going on in the Americas?
There are a number of threads from the Old World, any news from the New? Anything American goes.

  • ersi
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1225
"The attacks, which also may have been coordinated through email hacks, were still ongoing when they were made public Sunday and stretched from North America and Europe to the Middle East and Asia."
I post this for your benefit, ersi, because you might have missed it...
You mean they attacked Europe too? We give them sanctions https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-sanctions-russias-fancy-bear-hackers-for-2015-bundestag-breach/
Whereas Trump denies anything happened. Quite a difference.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1226
You mean they attacked Europe too? We give them sanctions
...and yet...! "It's the second time ever the EU imposes sanctions on cyberattackers. Over the summer, countries agreed to impose travel bans and asset freezes on notorious Russian, Chinese and North Korean hacker groups behind large-scale cyberattacks on European countries and companies in past years."
Sanctions on "hacker groups"?! :)
"Badin is also on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's wanted list for his involvement in the hacking of the 2016 presidential election." Meaning the supposed hack of the DNC, I suppose. The one where the FBI was denied access to the affected servers... Or is the $100k expenditure on Facebook what is referred to? :)
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  • ersi
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1227
...and yet...!
And yet what?

Sanctions on "hacker groups"?! :)
What's the sneer for? I am getting a feeling you don't know what sanctions are. Trade embargo (such as U.S. has against Cuba) is sanctions in its stupidest form. Diplomatic and financial sanctions targetting specific individuals and companies, preferably at the highest level, is occasionally effective.

"Badin is also on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's wanted list for his involvement in the hacking of the 2016 presidential election."
This happens to be a sanction too, you know. But it is not international, not at the highest level. And it goes directly against the alt-factology of Trump, according to whom there was no Russian hacking of 2016 presidential election.

America survived Trump because several key state institutions not only refused to cooperate with the president, but also worked actively against him. However, such a country is hardly healthy.

Meaning the supposed hack of the DNC, I suppose. The one where the FBI was denied access to the affected servers...
My underline. Got any substantiation for this? I can substantiate the opposite.

  • ersi
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What's Going on in Mississippi?
Reply #1228
7:20 "Something you learn well in Mississippi is that there isn't exactly much to do."



  • Colonel Rebel
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1229
7:20 "Something you learn well in Mississippi is that there isn't exactly much to do."



There isn't much to do in the Delta, which is where the video was filmed. It's the poorest region in the country, poorer than Appalachia.

There is a good bit to do in Oxford, on the Gulf Coast, Jackson, as well as Southaven and Tupelo.

  • Barulheira
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1230
What I learnt about Mississippi is that some people love double letters.

  • jax
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1231
Who are you to be the Mississippi committee bookkeeper?

  • Colonel Rebel
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1232
Since for whatever reason we are discussing MS, the Legislature just finished the legalities of enshrining the new state flag as law.: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Mississippi

I intend to keep up a campaign to remove the Dominionist phrase, "In God We Trust" from it.

  • ersi
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
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The surest way is probably by getting yourself elected to the legislature. Or maybe better the governor.

I intend to keep up a campaign to remove the Dominionist phrase, "In God We Trust" from it.
What would you replace it with? More stars to that spot?

  • Colonel Rebel
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
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The surest way is probably by getting yourself elected to the legislature. Or maybe better the governor.

I intend to keep up a campaign to remove the Dominionist phrase, "In God We Trust" from it.
What would you replace it with? More stars to that spot?

"E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of Many, One"), the original motto of the US. It fits what the state said they were looking for; a "unifying" flag. I've emailed all members of state Congress as well as the Governor, Lt. Governor, etc, pointing out that IGWT is not unifying and was basically told if I didn't like it to leave. I expected that retort.

  • ersi
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1235
"E Pluribus Unum" ("Out of Many, One"), the original motto of the US. It fits what the state said they were looking for; a "unifying" flag.
There are at least two arguments against it. First, it's already taken. Second, it sounds kind of diverse, not terribly unifying.

How about something like "Mississippi First!" This is not taken, is it?

  • Frenzie
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
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I agree something more unique like "Luctor et Emergo" would be preferable. Except we've already taken that one. ;)

Nil desperandum.

  • jax
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
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There are at least two arguments against it.

Third, it would be fiercely attacked both from the "Out of One, One" camp and the "Out of Many, Many" camp, given the state of discourse today. That would of course also be a strong argument for it.

Presumably this too will pass. Which might lead to a fourth argument: Will it be as relevant for Missisippi in the 2040s as in the 2020s? It probably will, strife will always find a way.

But maybe something more specific for Mississippi? Is Panta rhei taken?