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  • LAworkerbee
    Reply to Syrian War
    Abdullah ibn Saud had his head shaved and his teeth pulled out before being transported to Istanbul for a public beheading where his body was displayed...
    Today, 09:41 PM
  • Vox
    Reply to Syrian War
    Yes, I hardly see the point. I can sort of understand Erdogan wanting to come up with some half baked scheme to keep the Kurds away from his border, but...
    Today, 08:02 PM
  • 1night
    Reply to Syrian War
    It would seem to a layman that any invasion would have possible consequences, given that a "buffer zone" has nothing to do with humanitarian...
    Today, 07:33 PM
  • The Master Cat
    Reply to 2016 Presidential Election thread.
    The Master Cat
    CBS republican debate has been a free-for-all so far. How a guy in his 60's speaks so much about his mother as Jeb does is a bit strange.
    Today, 07:26 PM
  • IraGlacialis
    Reply to Breaking News: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died
    Wasn't aware of that.
    I'll admit that I've not been too fond of some of his stances, but as you say, I can respect him as a person and his job....
    Today, 07:14 PM
  • Soldat_Américain
    Reply to America's Rugby Championship
    This weekend's results:
    USA 30-22 Canada
    Argentina 52-15 Chile
    Uruguay 33-29 Brazil

    In the first 15 minutes the Eagles...
    Today, 07:02 PM
  • Vox
    Reply to Syrian War
    It looks like the Saudi plan might be to launch an invasion into Syrian territory together with Turkish forces to create a buffer zone running from Azaz...
    Today, 06:40 PM
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    Reply to Catholic Church Tells Bishops They Are Not Obliged to Disclose Child Sex Abuse
    I'll take my fedora wearing douche bags over your robe wearing kiddy piddlers any day.
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    So finally got around to finishing Shimoneta the other day (the show). Not sure I have the heart to read on, since still sad at Miyu passing ;_;.
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    Doing so right now. First time dealing with UEFI - making things interesting....
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