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Postby Admiral Piett » Sun 5 Nov 2017 00:09

Massive arrests in Saudi. Crown Prince is cleaning house it seems, and is doing it with exceptional efficiency. This even makes Xi Jinping blush.

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Postby Grabbed_by_the_Spets » Sun 5 Nov 2017 11:04

Fade2Gray wrote:Ever since you told me about that over Steam this shit still blows my mind. We complain about Russian meddling here, and then there's you guys who have a literal Chinese spy in your own government.


governments become lazy and complacent one they've had over 10 years of practically unopposed rule. I've no doubt that Bill english thought he could get away with either not having to background check Chinese lackeys, or he genuinely thought no one would notice if he assimilated someone with a sketchy background.

It doesn't help that the followers of his party are basically covering their ears and pretending this never happened.
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Postby Fade2Gray » Sun 5 Nov 2017 20:41

Admiral Piett wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41876942

Is this a continuation of that previous big release that showed much of the same thing? I remember a lot of laughs about how RT was going crazy trying to spin this away from Putin.
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Postby Shrike » Sun 5 Nov 2017 20:45

Admiral Piett wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41876942

Seems like everyone with power/influence/fame is into offshore banking. Not sure why its issue anymore if everyone is doing and only the little people get punished. I can understand tax evasion, evading tax laws, etc, however it seems like no one gets punished and no one has a solid solution to this problem.

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Postby Admiral Piett » Sun 5 Nov 2017 20:48

Fade2Gray wrote:Is this a continuation of that previous big reason that showed much of the same thing? I remember a lot of laughs about how RT was going crazy trying to spin this away from Putin.


Yup, continuation.

On the Canada front, it seems like the Liberals recognized the federal demographics favour them strongly over the Conservatives, so they are doing their best to level the playing field. :lol:

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Postby Fade2Gray » Sun 5 Nov 2017 20:50

Admiral Piett wrote:
Fade2Gray wrote:Is this a continuation of that previous big reason that showed much of the same thing? I remember a lot of laughs about how RT was going crazy trying to spin this away from Putin.


Yup, continuation.

On the Canada front, it seems like the Liberals recognized the federal demographics favour them strongly over the Conservatives, so they are doing their best to level the playing field. :lol:

Panama Papers, right?

Fuck I'm getting old, took me forever to remember the name of that.
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Postby Admiral Piett » Sun 5 Nov 2017 20:54

Fade2Gray wrote:Panama Papers, right?

Fuck I'm getting old, took me forever to remember the name of that.


Haha, yup. Same people as the Panama Papers. These ones are called the "Paradise Papers."

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Postby Fade2Gray » Sun 5 Nov 2017 21:00

Admiral Piett wrote:
Fade2Gray wrote:Panama Papers, right?

Fuck I'm getting old, took me forever to remember the name of that.


Haha, yup. Same people as the Panama Papers. These ones are called the "Paradise Papers."

Now lookie here youngin', I'm not so old that I've forgotten how to read! :lol: I already went through the article, I didn't need you to insult me some more, heh.
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Postby Vulcan 607 » Sun 5 Nov 2017 22:51

US mislead the U.K. on Iraq’s WMDs according to Brown.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41872701

Also apparently our new defence minister has quit defiantly for the best he has voted against every attempt to up defence spending and a letter he sent justifying cuts was ridiculous.

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