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Somehow I think Obama won't be a president for a long time. What do you think?

He'll be the president for 8 years.
6 (28.6%)
He'll be the president for 4 years.
7 (33.3%)
He'll fail earlier because of the economical crisis.
1 (4.8%)
He'll be murdered earlier by terrorists/Ku Klux Klan/McCain/Hillary Clinton :D
7 (33.3%)

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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #525 on: November 12, 2018, 12:00:51 AM »
RIP Brazil. The fascists won...

A little over three years ago, I posted this:

What's happening in Brazil? Duplode? Leo?

Economic downturn + corruption scandals + a politically weak and generally adrift government => demonstrators and sectors of the opposition (*) crying "Impeachment!". That has been the default state of affairs since January, so there is nothing to be too overtly worried about (**).

(*) I'd rather say overexcited demonstrators and sectors of agitators within the opposition, but that's my own political slant, and so YMMV.

(**) Of course the three things I listed at the beginning are quite worrying. I just mean we are not at the brink of an institutional crisis or anything really serious like that.

And look where we are now. That should teach me not to tempt fate...

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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #526 on: November 15, 2018, 12:03:53 AM »
G20 in Buenos Aires the November 30th.

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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #527 on: November 19, 2018, 06:34:00 PM »
Our asshole PM just sent congratulations to yours, expressing his gratitude that he won by sharing the same values as he does.
Yay. I pray for the economic crisis to hit for all these fuckheads to take the blame and fade away finally.

RIP Brazil. The fascists won...

A little over three years ago, I posted this:

What's happening in Brazil? Duplode? Leo?

Economic downturn + corruption scandals + a politically weak and generally adrift government => demonstrators and sectors of the opposition (*) crying "Impeachment!". That has been the default state of affairs since January, so there is nothing to be too overtly worried about (**).

(*) I'd rather say overexcited demonstrators and sectors of agitators within the opposition, but that's my own political slant, and so YMMV.

(**) Of course the three things I listed at the beginning are quite worrying. I just mean we are not at the brink of an institutional crisis or anything really serious like that.

And look where we are now. That should teach me not to tempt fate...

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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #528 on: November 20, 2018, 04:39:34 AM »
Our asshole PM just sent congratulations to yours, expressing his gratitude that he won by sharing the same values as he does.

Bolsonaro's remarks on this exchange of pleasantries included a stupefying quote about dictatorships (I won't pollute the server by reproducing it here). But who am I kidding? In an age of post-truth, gall becomes a virtue.

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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #529 on: March 13, 2020, 03:30:23 PM »
Trump is 73 and probably infected by COVID (after meeting the BRA president). Hmmm...
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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #530 on: March 13, 2020, 09:25:00 PM »
Trump is 73 and probably infected by COVID (after meeting the BRA president). Hmmm...

But the layer of clay and makeup that cover his skin protects him from most diseases, and small caliber weapons :o

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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #531 on: March 13, 2020, 09:25:52 PM »
Trump is 73 and probably infected by COVID (after meeting the BRA president). Hmmm...

But the layer of clay and makeup that cover his skin protects him from most diseases, and small caliber weapons :o

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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #532 on: March 14, 2020, 02:59:00 AM »
A number of politicians in different positions in many countries have already confirmed the are infected. I've read about several different of those cases in the news and already forgot from which countries and in which positions, but yeah, ha, ha. Argentina's de-facto dictator and her puppet seem to be doing quite well so far, but considering that South America has been the last part of the world to get its sip of the virus, it's not surprising cases have not yet shot up so high. And considering how terribly disorganised our countries are, it makes sense to think we'll eventually develop a situation worse than that of most European countries. So... if we civilians are going to eat Covy, it'd be fair our disgusting politicians have to deal with him as well! :P
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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #533 on: April 14, 2020, 11:27:01 AM »
Back to USA and to the age of president candidates:
Trump 73, Biden 77, Sanders 78 (okay, he's out).

At the end of the next presidental term, the boss will be 78 or 82y old. Is it really good for us to give the power to potentially demented dinosaurs?
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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #534 on: April 14, 2020, 12:03:50 PM »
Back to USA and to the age of president candidates:
Trump 73, Biden 77, Sanders 78 (okay, he's out).

At the end of the next presidental term, the boss will be 78 or 82y old. Is it really good for us to give the power to potentially demented dinosaurs?

I am looking forward to see the vice presidential candidates. He/she will automatically get the seat if something happens to the president, and that was never as probable as now.
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Re: Politics around the world
« Reply #535 on: April 14, 2020, 02:40:17 PM »
Italian Presidents of the Republic are usually even older, but their role is more ceremonial than other (like the King or the Queen in the monarchies), and it has nothing to do with the position of Prime Minister or however leader of the government...