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    [–] Student loan debt is keeping young people from buying homes, Fed study finds 2legit2fart 1 points ago in politics

    Yeah but if you do that, you can’t sell student loan debt as government bonds.

    [–] Kenya attack death toll hits 21, Al-Shabaab cites Trump as motivation 2legit2fart -4 points ago in worldnews

    According to the group, United States president Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was their main motivation.

    Reuters quoted a statement released by the group as saying: “The Mujahideen (holy warriors) carried out this operation … (as) a response to the witless remarks of U.S. president Donald Trump and his declaration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel.”

    The last time Al-Shabaab “clashed” with Trump was in July 2017, months after the president took office. The group in a video described Trump as a brainless millionaire whose actions was endangering Americans.

    The video confirmed by the SITE Intelligence Group contained a viral video Trump tweeted about him ‘beating’ CNN – his main target in the ‘fake news’ war with a section of the U.S. media.

    It also shows a masked Al-Shabaab soldier who claimed even though Americans had visions of a great nation upon the election of Trump, ‘‘what they underestimated, however, was the man’s level of stupidity,’‘ adding that what Americans got with Trump was “arguably the most stupid president a country could ever have.’‘

    The soldier continues after Trump ‘beats’ CNN, to describe him as ‘‘a brainless billionaire who succeeded in making the United States, the greatest joke on earth’‘ – with a video showing Trump shoving Prime Minister of Montenegro during a NATO summit in May this year.

    According to him, just six-months in charge and the American electorate wish they could turn back the hands of time to elect a more rational and mature candidate.

    [–] Kenya attack death toll rises to 21; siege over 2legit2fart 1 points ago in worldnews

    The al-Shabab armed group, an al-Qaeda affiliate, said it carried out the attack in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Two people accused of facilitating the attack have been arrested.

    [–] Report: Rep. Tlaib's Profanity Received 5 Times More Coverage Than Rep. King's White Supremacy Remarks 2legit2fart 1 points ago in politics

    Because this is a white majority — some argue white supremacist — country.

    Of course they’re going to be upset someone challenged their authority.

    [–] The Suffocation of Democracy: a historian of the Third Reich explains how the current administration is moving the world back towards its pre-1914 state 2legit2fart 252 points ago in TrueReddit

    If the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the gravedigger of American democracy, it is Mitch McConnell. He stoked the hyperpolarization of American politics to make the Obama presidency as dysfunctional and paralyzed as he possibly could. As with parliamentary gridlock in Weimar, congressional gridlock in the US has diminished respect for democratic norms, allowing McConnell to trample them even more. Nowhere is this vicious circle clearer than in the obliteration of traditional precedents concerning judicial appointments. Systematic obstruction of nominations in Obama’s first term provoked Democrats to scrap the filibuster for all but Supreme Court nominations. Then McConnell’s unprecedented blocking of the Merrick Garland nomination required him in turn to scrap the filibuster for Supreme Court nominations in order to complete the “steal” of Antonin Scalia’s seat and confirm Neil Gorsuch. The extreme politicization of the judicial nomination process is once again on display in the current Kavanaugh hearings

    [–] Romney Calls On Steve King To Resign After Comments On White Supremacy 2legit2fart 1 points ago in politics

    Romney is a normal politician with whom you have different values.

    Mitch McConnell is the devil.

    [–] How Is Chris Brown Still Successful? 2legit2fart 0 points ago in videos

    Maybe I am going against the tide here, but people need to get over this Chris Brown hate. It comes up every few months...

    Meanwhile, decades after peeing on a 15-year old, people suddenly have an issue with R Kelly. Barely.

    He’s not in jail. Lady Gaga still kind of defends her collaboration with him. Not like Chris Brown is anywhere near a saint, but...damn. Spread the hate around.

    [–] McDonald’s at a formal Dinner party 2legit2fart 1 points ago in pics

    This is disgusting.

    If I were a McDonald’s brand manager, I’d be freaking out right now.