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The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!

Discussion in 'The Political World' started by Wandering Monk, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Wandering Monk

    Wandering Monk Well-Known Member

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    So now, I guess all it takes is some Chicken Little to cry 'Russian interference' and the political world goes ape ****.

    Apparently the Russian are now trying to help Bernie Sanders win. Just say the words and the political junkies INSTANTLY believe that Russia is supporting the other guy.

    What a crock of ****!

    Ignore the noise. Find your candidate and VOTE for them. The Russians can't tell you who to vote for.

    Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign
     
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  2. Nakosis

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    That's just them there Russian hackers saying they are trying to get folks to vote for Bernie just so folks will vote for Trump instead.
    Russian Jedi mind trick. :cool:
     
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  3. Milton Platt

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    They can influence people through disinformation spread online. They have done so in the past. It's hard to tell how far they could really move the needle, but if a race is close, it is conceivable they could tilt the scale in their favor.
     
  4. Wandering Monk

    Wandering Monk Well-Known Member

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    So the Russians are trying to influence us on social media.Who isn't trying to influence us on social media?

    Ever hear of Radio Free Europe?

    Hell, even Pope John Paul II tried to influence politics in the East bloc.
     
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  5. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Bernie Sanders approves this message.
     
  6. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Oh those Russians...
     
  7. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    "The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming" - is a good movie.
     
  8. SoyLeche

    SoyLeche meh...

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    So, it’s this like when Jimbo and Ned convinced the Klan to support changing the flag?
     
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    The Russians are diabolical. They're into everything. They're even the ones hyping up all the stories about Russian interference. And those U.S. officials who briefed Sanders are obviously Russian spies, since they've infiltrated the entire government by now.

    The Russians rigged the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards as well. They ruined Star Wars, too.
     
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  10. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    That was my first thought too.
     
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    Howard Is Lucky Mud

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    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    That's not so bad. The fact that it's starting to mirror Youtube has got me concerned though.
     
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    Le Pen 2022!

    I'm an American (or am I really an American?) meddling in French elections because that is all it takes apparently.
     
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    Russians support Bernie?
    Ya nee puneemahyoo!
    Ochen plocha!
     
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    It be a good thing not to let ourselves be influenced by a dictator and the sort of politician with nationalist, homophobic, anti-feminist, anti-environmentalist, militarist ideologies. These are poison to human freedom and prosperity.
     
  16. SoyLeche

    SoyLeche meh...

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    So, you’re not a fan of Trump, huh?
     
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    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    что во имя бога “puneemahyoo‘ ?
     
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    Trump is a crass billionaire who watches too much Fox News. He isn't a real danger to anybody. Vladimir Putin on the other hand is a very dangerous man for anybody who values democracy or even basic humanist ideals.
     
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    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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