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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
30 June 2020
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He actually did poorly in the first couple of states. It's nothing short of miraculous the way he recovered. He has indeed always been gaffe prone; then again, considering who he's up against...

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Ah yeah, my mistake, it was South Carolina that he concentrated really hard on winning. 

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Rapper Vanilla Ice will be performing live in spite of the pandemic. First of all, his reasoning that "we didn't have coronavirus in the 90's" is just plain stupid. But he's just a rapper, why can't he find some backing tracks, go on Twitch, and do a concert in his basement?

EDIT: It appears that he cancelled the show due to heavy criticism.

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2 July 2020
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So is he going to just not use anything past the 90s? No smart phone, no social media? No clothing made after the 90s? Wow ok

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Has he even made any new fans since the 90s?

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I'd say that if you're dumb enough to attend a Vanilla Ice concert during a pandemic you're welcome to exit the gene pool, but these idiots will take a lot of people with them when they continue breathing (through their mouths. most likely) everywhere after the show...

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Starr Shine? said
So is he going to just not use anything past the 90s? No smart phone, no social media? No clothing made after the 90s? Wow ok

While you wouldn't have smart phones and social media per se, you can still hook up to a BBS on your MS-DOS desktop via dial up and use a brick phone with a calculator, map, compass, notepad, Walkman, Game Boy, and portable antenna television for the 90's smartphone experience.

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Has he even made any new fans since the 90s?

He did a home improvement show in 2010 and had a cameo in The Fairly OddParents, so i wouldn't be surprised. However, he hasn't had a new song chart anywhere since 1991.

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I admit I'm a sceptic but it wouldn't surprise me if at least some of this wasn't done to get some free publicity and his name in the papers. Tho he's not the only musician hoping to put on concerts at this time; some moronic country artist held a concert in the US a couple of weeks back with no social distancing, masks etc. Yes, the musician should never be holding it but the people attending also have to be held to account.

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Kanye West is running for president:

https://www.hollywoodreporter......un-1301846

I can't believe i'm saying this but this is probably the highlight of 2020 so far. While Kanye's far from perfect, he's better then the 2 main options IMO and as a right leaning independent, he'll get most of his votes from Never Trump Republicans, meaning that his run won't help Trump win and with such name recognition, he could become the next Ross Perot and give Trump and Biden a real challenger.

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If a reality TV star isn't enough, let's get a rapper involved.

In what world do people think people trained in the entertainment industry are qualified to lead one of the most powerful countries in the world?

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I doubt Kanye is actually running, some states have already had their deadline for when you can put yourself down to run.

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The Hole Got Fixed said
If a reality TV star isn't enough, let's get a rapper involved.

In what world do people think people trained in the entertainment industry are qualified to lead one of the most powerful countries in the world?

Good lord.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

  

Exactly it would be like letting two underage, non-US citizens with no experience in politics be President and Vice-President- absolutely ridiculous!

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The Hole Got Fixed said
If a reality TV star isn't enough, let's get a rapper involved.

In what world do people think people trained in the entertainment industry are qualified to lead one of the most powerful countries in the world?

Good lord.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

Considering the atrocities experienced politicians have caused, it doesn't seem to matter how much experience a politician has.

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I doubt Kanye is actually running, some states have already had their deadline for when you can put yourself down to run.

Actually, i looked into it and the only state he can't win is South Dakota (although 7 others are write-in only and he only has 2 days to have a chance at Nevada).

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona (deadline passed, must register as write-in candidate)
Arkansas
California
Colorado (only has 5 days, then must register as write-in candidate)
Connecticut (deadline passed, must register as write-in candidate)
Delaware
D.C.
Florida (only has 10 days, then must register as write-in candidate)
Georgia (only has 6 days, then must register as write-in candidate)
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois (deadline passed, must register as write-in candidate)
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan (only has 15 days, then must register as write-in candidate)
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada (only has 2 days, then can't write in candidate)
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina (deadline passed, must register as write-in candidate)
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma (then only has 10 days, can't write in candidate)
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island (deadline passed, doesn't have to register as write-in candidate)
South Carolina (then only has 10 days, can't write in candidate)
South Dakota (can't write in candidate)
Tennessee
Texas (deadline passed, must register as write-in candidate)
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington (deadline passed, must register as write-in candidate)
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Blame it on Ronald Reagan, to my knowledge the first entertainer to make the leap to national politics.

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@Ahhh Girl what do you make of the Oklahoma situation with the Supreme Court's ruling that a large part the state belongs to the area's American Indian tribes? Say as much or as little as you feel comfortable, but I'm curious as to how it might affect you. I hope it doesn't affect you negatively.heart

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The governor of Georgia has banned mask mandates. While i oppose stay at home orders and mask mandates, people should stay at home unless they have to leave their house and if they do, they should wear a mask and this kind of ban is likely to encourage people to not wear masks.

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@Ahhh Girl what do you make of the Oklahoma situation with the Supreme Court's ruling that a large part the state belongs to the area's American Indian tribes? Say as much or as little as you feel comfortable, but I'm curious as to how it might affect you. I hope it doesn't affect you negatively.heart

  

I hadn't heard about it until you said something about it here. I'll try to keep my ears and eyes open for any news.

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Lots of more Western-centric news in this thread, so allow me to share some more positive news over here in South-East Asia.

Most of the SEA countries are beginning to open up, with almost zero deaths during the month and infection rates in the single or minor-double digits (with the exceptions of Singapore and Indonesia), of course. Alongside Taiwan, China, South Korea (and arguably) Japan, we seem to be in the clear for now. If a group of countries who's economies are a quarter of most developed countries managed to quell the epidemic, I'm sure you all can too.

On behalf of everyone on the other side of the world, good luck, and we wish you the best.

Side note: Just want to spread a little positivity, in a thread full of dread. Hey, it rhymes.

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Reports of a massive explosion in Beirut coming in, it has killed at least 78 (people on the ground say that number is probably 4 digits), and wounded at least 4000. The hospitals are flattened, meaning nowhere for the wounded to go. It was caused by an accident, igniting a massive stockpile of the highly dangeroud ammonium nitrate.

https://www.cnn.com/middleeast.....index.html

 

A video of the explosion from seven differen angles, not for the faint hearted:

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Heard that it's the biggest non-nuclear explosion caught on camera, just absolutely jaw dropping-ly big. Hoping the best for the people of Lebanon. 

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