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Lifting The Ban on Series Four Spoilers.

As it has now been a decent amount of time since the airing of series 4 of Sherlock we feel it is prudent to relax the ban on discussion of series 4 episodes in the general Sherlock discussion areas.

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The Political Thread


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#1 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:08 PM

This is the thread for ANY and ALL political discussion. Thank you.

Sorry, I realize this actually belongs on the Cumberbatch News thread ;) but the polls have just closed in most of Indiana and in half of Kentucky, so the first returns should start coming in soon.
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#2 Caya

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 12:28 AM

The New York Times has a pretty nifty map of the results. One that is more or less updated live, I mean.


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#3 besleybean

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 06:42 AM

On this side of the pond...I am depressed.


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#4 Van Buren Supernova

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 06:43 AM

On further side,
What is happening guys? Seriously..

I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.

I'm not sweet; I'm just high.


#5 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 06:50 AM

Nobody seems to be sure yet. Still counting votes. Trump is very close, but Clinton could still win.

Where is the nail-biting emotie?

-- Carol

 


#6 Van Buren Supernova

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 06:56 AM

Here.
Good god.

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I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.

I'm not sweet; I'm just high.


#7 besleybean

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 06:59 AM

I am miserable at the prospect of Trump.


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#8 Van Buren Supernova

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 07:00 AM

Are those numbers out there actual results?
Because 264 seems like decided, if what you need is 270.


Holy cr*p.

I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.

I'm not sweet; I'm just high.


#9 besleybean

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 07:04 AM

My own word is a bit stronger than crap, which by the way, just means rubbish!


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#10 Van Buren Supernova

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 07:49 AM

For the love of God.
:blanket: :blanket: :blanket: :blanket: :blanket:


Really can't believe it happens.
*Didn't know I care so much. Wtf.
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I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.

I'm not sweet; I'm just high.


#11 Arcadia

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:41 AM

Sorry. That's all I can say. On behalf of my people, my apologies for what we have just done to the world. My God.


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It's this, or Cluedo.

#12 jadpdr

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 08:41 AM

Congratulations to our American cousins! They have elected the first president with the most famous first name in the history of cartoons! From now on, the Donald Duck puns are going to escalate along with the gentleman's blunders on the world politics scene! With our own elections a few months away, I fervently hope the French electorate doesn't fall for isolationism and *racism*!
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Come at once if convenient - if inconvenient come all the same. S.H.

#13 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 09:26 AM

I guess the good news is that at least Hillary didn't win. *sigh*

Hopefully the real Republicans in Congress will remember that according to the Constitution they respect, the President actually has very little power. The veto is really just about it. If they can just remember that they are officially in the driver's seat and curb the new president's efforts to continue the imperial presidency, things may go fairly well. And hopefully Mr. Trump's ego will be content with being mostly a figurehead.

Or maybe he'll surprise us all, and will actually listen to his advisors.
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Posted 09 November 2016 - 10:37 AM

I'm appalled and scared.
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Posted 09 November 2016 - 11:13 AM

Did anyone predict this? Because honestly I was quite sure he would lose.

I look hard on why I feel this weird. Didn't even pay much attention to my own country's election, and now I actually feel like hearing bad news or falling into cruel joke.

I guess it's because Trump is the type of person that really pushes my button.
Loud mouthed general stereotyper that is not backed up with actual knowledge.
And now he is going to be in my daily news, with real power and real coverage.
What he said when he was nobody already drove me nuts, and they already had some power to affect some people.

I really really hope you are right Carol. I just never underestimate the devastating damage that these kind of people could do, from what I had experienced. And even when the limit of power is actually implemented, I don't really see that it would reduce the damage significantly. Even just something verbal, without real action, could be used for something crazy by those with agenda. It had been proven multiple times.

I keep my mind open that maybe the real power and experience could humble him, but I don't know, feel like I am betting all my life savings for Sekhmet the cat against the gigantic hound in Henry's vision, that turns out to be real.

I suppose I'll be less grumpy tomorrow.
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I'm not sweet; I'm just high.


#16 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

Yeah, he pushes my buttons too. I guess that's why I never took his candidacy seriously -- because it never occurred to me that anybody else would take him seriously.

From what I've heard, though, an awful lot if people didn't vote *for* him so much as they voted *against* Hillary. If the Democrats had run just about anyone else, they'd probably have beaten him easily. Or if the Republicans had run just about anyone else, they'd probably have beaten him just as easily. So what we just witnessed was a race between two pretty evenly matched dreadful candidates. Unfortunately. one of them had to win.

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#17 SherlockedCAMPer

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 02:16 PM

I voted 3rd party for the first time this year hoping that Hillary Clinton wouldn't win as many of her proposed policies really are damaging to minorities and the poor (who are largely minorities). Also her email scandal made me not trust her at all.

As for Trump, I trust him with state secrets more knowing full well that he comes across as slightly better than misogynistic. He's got issues with how to deal with minorities but I give him credit for wanting to make our pathetically unsecured borders more secure even if his plan isn't the best.

Personally I went with the Constitution Party as they want to uphold our constitution giving us the freedoms our founding fathers intended without whittling away our rights as is likely to happen with the socialistic leaning platform of the democrats or be overly pro big business/the wealthy first as tends to happen with the republicans. Neither of which is good for this country because with both sides the rich get richer and the poor generally don't.

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 02:45 PM

How about this for irony:  Clinton barely wins Minnesota with just 9 of our 87 counties.  She grabbed 4 of the 7 counties in the Twin Cities Metro Area, Olmsted (home to the Mayo Clinic) and the 4 counties that make up the Arrowhead (most of the Iron Range) along the North Shore of Lake Superior.  She managed to get a large chunk of our most populous cities.  If she had lost 1 of the 4 counties in the Twin Cities, she likely would have lost the state as the total vote was less than 50k apart. 


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#19 besleybean

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 05:38 PM

Awful...


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 05:55 PM

Oh god. Yes, I was expecting this. I live in Germany. I know what kinds of people can and will be democratically elected.

I had much rather have been proven wrong.
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