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Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Taure, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Prisoner DLP Supporter

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/nyregion/jeffrey-epstein-jail-officers.html

    wonder how much cash those guards have made. Wonder if it's enough to buy off federal judges
     
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    Imagine being such a tremendous fuckup.
     
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    Better put them on suicide watch.
     
  4. Psychotic Cat

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    Maybe Trump will invite them to the whitehouse to have some of this really nice tea he got from his friend Vlad.
     
  5. Longsword

    Longsword Groundskeeper

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    Only if the Clintons don't get them first.
     
  6. Psychotic Cat

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    Truly, it is so shocking President Hillary allowed this to occur on her watch.
     
  7. Oment

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    Ah, Hanlon, we meet again.
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    In other news, they found the remains of a giant penguin over in New Zealand.

     
  8. Arthellion

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    I mean...there’s more of a history regarding murky and circumstancial deaths regarding the Clinton’s than Trump.

    I wouldn’t put it past either Trump or the Clinton’s to off Epstein..if it’s not one of the other numerous billionaires.
     
  9. VanRopen

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    Man. Imagine being a random lawyer in 1993, putting together a quick smear piece, not knowing your bullshit would be unironically thrown around by millions of retards for another twenty years.

    God bless meme magic :V
     
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    What a fucking mess it must be for whoever's really doing the heavy investigative work on this. How many dozens, if not a hundred+ people probably had motive to kill the guy - and many of them ridiculously wealthy and powerful in their own right.

    Especially when it leads them to the fact that a few guards were just stupid, and the guy just offed himself.
     
  11. Psychotic Cat

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    There are two kinds of people.

    People whose deaths conspiracy theorists have blamed on Hillary Clinton; and people who are still alive.
     
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    Fixed that for you.
     
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    *shrugs*
    Practically all politicians are corrupt. It's not that far out there to assume the most political couple in the USA engage in the historical practice of offing the competition.

    Only our modern sensibilities cause us to view such things as entirely basely. Clintons have the means and the potential motive for many of the deaths associated with them. Is it true? Most likely not, but to immediately disregard the accusations reeks of blind loyalty.

    Satire and memes are funny because there is a hint of truth behind them. I don't believe the Clintons have actually assassinated anyone, but I also recognize that that the possibility of such is far more likely for them than the majority of people who live in this country.

    Honestly, RE: Epstein, if he was assassinated, the more likely scenario is Russia offing him to prevent any dirt on Trump...but I doubt he was blatantly assassinated like that.
     
  14. DR

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    The world is rarely if ever so sensational. In fact, it's only countenanced as a possibility because of our 'modern sensibilities' from watching too much television. Conspiracy theories find purchase because people don't like to admit that coincidences happen all the time, and that patterns are all in your head.
     
  15. Amekonnen

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    Makes sense our brains are designed to try to see patterns in the world around us.
     
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    >1846
    President Polk ran on the platform of acquiring California and Oregon, and trying to buy them from Mexico had already failed.
    The U.S. ambassador to Mexico said there was literally no way to acquire California or any part of it without war.
    Polk orders old friend Zachary Taylor to go as far as possible into disputed territory, places where the current president of Mexico had unambiguously claimed to belong to Mexico.
    Unit under Captain Thornton gets attacked by much larger Mexican force, Mexico agrees to trade prisoners back to the U.S. without further hostility.
    Polk goes to Congress claiming Mexico attacked American troops on American soil; that Mexico is trying to start a war with the U.S.
    Abraham Lincoln insists that the exact spot where they were attacked should be discovered before war is declared.
    Openly mocked as 'spotty Lincoln', lost the support of his party, complaints are completely ignored.
    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtid=3&psid=3672
    Somehow no one's bothered by the fact that Polk knows the location of the attack despite refusing to investigate.

    Such is life for the conspiracy theorist.
     
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    Frankly, I find people who rubbish every conspiracy theory as bizarre as those who see one in every corner.
     
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    I see enough actual conspiracies through work that conspiracy theories just seem comical.
     
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    There's a world of difference between "This could have happened and I want it to be true, so it is" and factual allegations.

    Pretty much all conspiracy theories are in the former camp, and should be derided until they provide some kind of actual evidence to support it.
     
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    Autopsy has shown Epstein had several broken bones in his neck.

     
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