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    Biden won? Don't be so sure yet. Wait. And. See.
     
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    Some people still believe in elections. There's no proof that an election happened.
     
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    ok cool
     
  5. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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    At first I found it all a bit amusing, but once I realised the seriousness of it I'm kinda sad by how broken Americans seem to be. I wonder if this was always going to happen or if it's a result of the last 4 years?
     
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    that's what happens when you have a nut job as a president. all he ever did was post on twitter than go play golf!
     
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    Blaming Trump for America? Lol. He was a symptom, not the cause.
     
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  8. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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    What's the cause?
     
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    People's mounting frustration with America's political system. And that's a long story.
     
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    To be fair, a large number of people in rural areas feel as though the government doesn't give two shits about them, so when Trump campaigned and promised to pay attention to them and what they needed, they obviously were going to pay attention.

    It was a couple years ago, so I don't have the exact source, but I remember seeing a documentary of some kind where they got a handful of Harvard students (the type of people who would be politicians or hold important jobs in the future) and took them to a rural town. They were surprised at how friendly the locals were, and had been convinced beforehand that all rural people were racist, horrible people. So, a lot of people in urban areas where politicians are traditionally campaign the most barely see rural Americans as even people.

    If you want to prevent another person like Trump being elected, it would probably be in your best interest to look into the people who originally voted for him and why they did so. What needs did they have that the typical politicians weren't meeting up until that point to make them want to vote for Trump. Keep in mind that back in the 2016 election, all of the various scandals and issues hadn't happened yet, and the most bad publicity was an inappropriate statement that he had made during the campaign. Even after he was elected, the media jumped on him for things like preferring steak well-done with ketchup. (Whether you like it or not, that's not only a petty thing to get in an uproar about, but for rural people can be easily explained. When you're a kid and you eat mainly a parent's cooking, even if they're a horrible cook, you develop a taste for it and can still become nostalgic for it as an adult. Hell, my family was poor enough that some days our dinner was only mashed potatoes and country gravy, and it's still a favorite meal of mine as an adult.) Once the media cemented that they weren't going to see him in a positive light regardless of what he did, and belittle him for things as minor as food preferences, it made it easier to brush away any real scandals as the media demonizing him and at worst making major exaggerations over what were most likely much less serious things that most politicians would have probably done.
     
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    I personally think the elections are rigged no matter who wins (I dislike both) and that they give presidency to the person who has more connections and damaging information. I think votes are just to give us the illusion of freedom and choice. I mean, after all the things that are coming out the government as tried to keep secret (covid) it's really hard for me to believe they genuinely care about us. Not to mention I think these two care more about the power of the country rather than the power of the people
     
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    Trump doubts the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate, yet he doesn't question how someone this stupid could have a Harvard Law School degree?
     
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    Yeah no. You can seem polite and be a racist, self-interested moron. My anecdote is that I too was surprised at how polite people in West Virginia and Indiana could be when I lived there. Didn't change the fact that these states are poor, highly obese, racist, and vote against their own interests. Seeing confederate flags hung everywhere and flown on trucks with "South will rise again" stickers doesn't really paint a good picture. Plus I'm white, I bet I wouldn't have been treated so nicely if I were black. They were highly underdeveloped with terrible infrastructure (broken streets, roads missing entire portions of concrete) and drug addicts littered every corner of town. Fuck rural America.

     
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    The level of ineptitude here is mind-boggling, shameful, and downright embarrassing.

    For every Trumplican who's alleged wide-spread election fraud, always remember:

    1-40
     
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    so i was at bestbuy yesterday getting a new SSD, and the guy two spots in line just had an absolute autistic fit. he was wearing his mask under his chin, and when it was his turn to go into the store the employee asked him to put it on. he started screaming about leftists, all of us being the same, and "I bet you voted for Biden didn't you". when security was called, he threatened to come back and put a bullet in all of our skulls. I made a statement to the police today. this shit is insane. I did end up getting my samsung 980 pro in the end.
     
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    omgcat is literally sweeping our streets clean of dangerous Trumplicans!
     
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    the fucking best buy employees don't deserve that shit. they're trying to pay rent and eat. I didn't deserve that shit cause I'm just trying to be able to use my PC for work.

    also before "pics or it didn't happen"

    bestbuy.PNG IMG_20201202_151954.jpg

    I would have recorded a video, but i wasn't sure the guy didn't have a gun.
     
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    If you ask some of the self-proclaimed first amendment experts on here, they'd argue that that guy should have been fully within his rights to make these terroristic threats against other people's lives. Because it's speech and all speech should be free speech.
     
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    No body deserves that kind of treatment just for doing their jobs.

    It makes me truly sad that these people are essential workers who had to work during a crisis, but people continue to treat them like garbage because they low wage workers or because said people see their work as "beneath them".
     
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    Do us all a favor and tell us what there interests are, maybe there interests are keeping people like you from deciding that for them. I vote against all types of things that you would claim are in my interest. My interest is discouraging as many people as possible from moving here and limiting the potential number of people who are bothering me.

    I know people down in town who voted against a safety level despite the fact they do need more police, and flat out stated "It's not worth $3 a month to stop these Californians from getting shot".

    I just closed on my neighbors 40 acres just to make sure I don't have a out of state liberal anywhere near me.
     
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